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  • Couple who ran Oakland 'Ghost Ship' warehouse where 36 died in a fire ... plead for money

    05/14/2017 5:09:38 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2017 | Snejana Farberov
    'My problematic horrible shameful embarrassingly tragic f***ing life isn't getting any easier': Couple who ran Oakland 'Ghost Ship' warehouse where 36 died in a fire complain about hardships and plead for money Micah Allison, the partner of 'Ghost Ship' leader Derick Almena, posted plea for financial assistance on Facebook on behalf of the coupleAllison's partner had been running artists' colony out of the cluttered warehouse until the deadly December 2 fire The mother-of-three writes they have spent all their Red Cross aid on necessities and cannot find work due to 'stigma' The couple who ran the notorious Oakland artists' colony...
  • Vets Die While on Secret Wait List

    04/29/2014 9:24:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 April 2014 | John Semmens
    This week it was revealed that at least 40 veterans died while waiting to see doctors in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system. The 40 were part of over 1,000 sick vets forced to wait months to get an appointment for treatment. This occurred despite rules setting 30 days as the maximum wait time. Newly appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell characterized the deaths as “unfortunate, but perhaps unavoidable. Let’s not forget that the vast majority of those who died were old men. Old men die. No matter what kind of medical treatment they might...
  • The Hidden Obamacare Taxes That Will Crush The Middle Class(news 4 those who chose not to read bill)

    11/14/2013 11:06:18 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    moneymorning ^ | 11/14/13
    Get ready to be blindsided by a barrage of new taxes. $1 trillion worth... They'll be coming courtesy of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. And they won't just be affecting those who make over $250,000. The bulk of these taxes will be passed on directly to the middle class. That's because while a majority of these "stealth taxes" were designed to be taxes on businesses, they're actually transferred directly to ordinary citizens. They include the investment income surtax, a Medicare payroll tax, even a "tanning tax" on those who utilize indoor tanning services. "Many of those [hidden]...
  • Obamacare Architect: Genetic "Lottery Winners" Have Been Paying An "Artificially Low Price"

    11/14/2013 9:44:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Staff
    JONATHAN GRUBER, M.I.T.: Let’s start with understanding that we're not talking about the vast majority of Americans. This law is really leaving those with employer insurance, those with government insurance alone. We’re talking about a small minority of Americans that buy insurance on their own through the individual market. CHUCK TODD: Still millions of people. GRUBER: Exactly. It's 12 million people, about a third of which will end up paying more under this law. And that as you said in the introductions sort of the idea. We currently have a highly discriminatory system where if you’re sick, if you’ve been...
  • On Gun Control and the Great American Debate Over Individualism

    05/19/2013 7:44:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    harpers.org ^ | 17 May, 2013 | Dan Baum
    So let’s review our recent national paroxysm about guns, shall we? Gun control was a complete non-issue during the 2012 presidential campaign, and for good reason: the rate of gun violence — like the rate of violent crime — had fallen by about half since the late 1980s. During those two decades, gun laws got looser almost everywhere, so whatever was driving down the crime rate, it wasn’t gun control. But then came the shootings at the Aurora movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary, and suddenly nobody could think about anything else. Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, and New York passed restrictive laws concerning...
  • Dad Furious After Finding This Crayon-Written Paper in Florida 4th-Grader’s Backpack: ‘I Am Willing

    04/12/2013 2:57:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 90 replies
    Yahoo News (original source The Blaze) ^ | 4-12-2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    ‘I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rights…to Be Safer’ The words are written in crayon, in the haphazard bumpiness of a child's scrawl. "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure." They're the words that Florida father Aaron Harvey was stunned to find his fourth-grade son had written, after a lesson in school about the Constitution. Florida 4th Grader Brings Home Paper That Says, I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rights in Order to Be Safer...paper Aaron Harvey's son wrote as...
  • Obama: Put Nation´s 4-Year-Olds in ‘Public Preschool;´ Will Save on ‘Child-Care Costs

    04/10/2013 1:14:26 PM PDT · by opentalk · 35 replies
    CNS news ^ | April 10, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the message he issued along with his budget proposal on Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama said he wants to see 4-year-old children in the United States enrolled in public schools. Obama said America needs to start enrolling 4-year-olds to make sure the children are “better prepared for the demands of the global economy” and to help parents save on "child-care costs." After saying the United States needs to “equip our citizens with the skills and training” to fill jobs in manufacturing,energy and infrastructure,Obama said,“And that has to start at the earliest possible age.”
  • Election 2012 Freedom or Totalitarianism

    11/05/2012 5:25:25 PM PST · by charlie72 · 3 replies
    The Election of 2012 will determine whether America will be a nation of individuals living in freedom or a collective under totalitarian control. It is not about race or allegiance to a life-long political party of our parents in which my team can beat your team, or vice versa, but allegiance to one nation under God in which there is liberty and justice for all rather than the few in power. We will individually become responsible for living under the law of the Constitution, or we will collectively live under the whims of dictators as in Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela,...
  • Why the Union Attacks Us — and FDR

    12/05/2011 9:21:16 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/5/2011 | Tom Shull
    The Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest public school employee organization, has claimed that a recent email from Mackinac Center Senior Legislative Analyst Jack McHugh is “exposing the (Center) for what it really is,” because McHugh briefly stated, “Our goal is (to) outlaw government collective bargaining in Michigan. …” The idea that this is “exposing” anything hidden is bizarre; the Center has long questioned collective bargaining in government and has publicly recommended its repeal. Significantly, however, the MEA is mounting the attack at the very time when policymakers are finally beginning to address the worst excesses of collective bargaining for...
  • Cain Supports Collective Bargaining for Public Unions?

    11/14/2011 6:58:25 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 111 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-14-2011 | Kate Pavlich
    In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Herman Cain said he supports the "right" for public employees to bargain collectively. In other words, he is in favor of unions on the taxpayer dime. Cain also said federal workers have unions, meaning the right to collectively bargain, but they do not. On the issue of collective bargaining, Cain said he supported the right of public employees to bargain collectively. "But not collective hijacking. What I mean by that, if they have gotten so much for so many years and it's going to bankrupt the state, I don't think that's good....
  • Ohio voters reject restrictions on collective bargaining, AP projects

    11/08/2011 6:37:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 140 replies · 1+ views
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  • Our Imprudent President

    09/16/2011 3:26:19 PM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/12/11 | Noman
    "I reject the idea that we have to strip away collective bargaining rights to compete in a global economy." Noman wasn't aware of anyone suggesting such a thing, and might join the President to protest if he were. He does recall Republican Governors of several states, most notably Wisconsin, moving to eliminate collective bargaining in the public employee context because the conditions that make collective bargaining a right in the private sector context don't afflict the proliferating number of government workers. You need antagonists on both sides of the table arguing from different premises with different interests, and a presumption...
  • Range Resources fires back in N. Texas water dispute {Nat Gas in Water}

    07/20/2011 3:02:51 PM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 19, 2011 | Tom Fowler
    Ft. Worth-based Range Resources’ ugly legal battle with some North Texas landowners and the EPA over alleged groundwater contamination has taken a new turn, with the firm filing a counter-claim against the landowners. In 2010, Steven and Shyla Lipsky of rural Parker County complained to the Texas Railroad Commission — the agency that oversees drilling in Texas — about natural gas in their water well. The couple believed it was caused by drilling at two nearby Range gas wells. The Lipsky’s hired a Flower Mound-based firm, Wolf Eagle Environmental, to do water and air testing. Alisa Rich, the owner, encouraged...
  • WI Supreme Ct Wants Arguments For Taking Up Union Law (legislature: will add to budget early June)

    05/05/2011 2:10:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | May 4, 2011
    MADISON, Wis. -- The state Supreme Court has asked attorneys for reasons why it should take up a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's divisive collective bargaining plan. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has filed a lawsuit alleging Republican legislators violated Wisconsin's open meetings law during debate on the plan before Walker signed it into law in March. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi has blocked the law from taking effect while she considers the lawsuit. Sumi is expected to make a decision on the case after May 23. The state Justice Department last month asked the Supreme Court...
  • Ill. Republicans reject Wis. approach to unions

    04/05/2011 9:27:02 AM PDT · by NewsJunqui · 11 replies
    AP via Courier News ^ | 5 Apr 11 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — Top Republican lawmakers in Illinois say union restrictions like the ones approved in neighboring Wisconsin aren’t the way to go. But Republican Senate leader Christine Radogno (rah-DOH’-nyoh) is calling on unions to cooperate when it comes to fixing the state’s budget crisis. She says Illinois can’t afford the level of raises that some employees have gotten. Radogno spoke to reporters Monday after appearing at an unrelated news conference with Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and House Republican leader Tom Cross. Cross says the state also has to deal with its underfunded pensions and that it behooves everyone...
  • Who Are Wisconsin's True "Forces of Evil?"

    03/15/2011 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 11 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 15, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Over the weekend, public employee unions held a rally in Madison where the list of speakers included Bill Franks of the American Federation of Teachers. Franks had this to say about rank-and-file Republicans: ... the would-be Republicans, anybody making $30-40,000 who think they can afford to be a Republican is not living in any kind of reality. Real Republicans don't recognize them. Because the real "haves" are them. And these people who think they can afford these [conservative] principles, they can't afford them. That's not in their self interest. That's what we gotta cure as a pathology. This is a...
  • Editorial: Wisconsin's lesson for California

    03/11/2011 9:09:57 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3-11-2011 | Editorial staff
    The Wisconsin Legislature has abolished nearly all collective bargaining rights for public employees and required them to pay a portion of their retirement benefits. We hope this starts a badly needed nationwide trend. . .
  • Did the Republican's make a mistake in Wisconsin?

    03/09/2011 7:44:44 PM PST · by MsLady · 151 replies
    My hubby | 3/9/2011 | MsLady
    My hubby said he thinks the republican's screwed up in Wisconsin. He said he thought public opinion would turn against them now. He thought they should have just waited the democrats out and let them sweat it out in IL. Comments and keep in nice :) it's late and I don't feel like getting yelled at.
  • Senate advances collective bargaining changes; Democrats to return Thursday

    03/09/2011 6:01:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 3/9/11 | Patrick Marley
    Madison — The Senate abruptly passed a controversial budget-repair bill Wednesday night – without Democrats – and sent the measure to the Assembly, which is expected to pass it Thursday. The bill eliminates almost all collective bargaining for public workers. It passed18-1, with Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) casting the no vote. The Assembly passed an almost identical version of the bill Feb. 25.
  • Time To End Collective Bargaining For Government Employees

    03/09/2011 2:43:14 PM PST · by libertycause13 · 9 replies
    Freedom Politics ^ | 3/6/10 | Thomas J. Lucente Jr.
    While lawmakers in Indiana and Wisconsin continue to violate their oaths of office, senators in Ohio passed a bill to curtail collective bargaining for government employees. Naturally, not a single Democrat voted for the bill because that party has long been a puppet of the unions, bought and paid for decades ago. In Wisconsin, Democratic “lawmakers” remained outside the state in a stalemate that could last for months. Republican Gov. Scott Walker is trying to curb collective bargaining for things such as pension plans and health insurance. And in Indiana, House Democrats were cowering in Illinois, also avoiding their sworn...