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"", Antenori views former president Barack Obama, a Harvard-educated lawyer who taught at the University of Chicago Law School, as the embodiment of...

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Antenori views former president Barack Obama, a Harvard-educated lawyer who taught at the University of Chicago Law School, as the embodiment of the liberal establishment. Antenori said liberal elites with fancy degrees who have been running Washington for so long have forgotten those who think differently.
“If you don’t do everything that their definition of society is, you’re somehow a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal cave man,” Antenori said.
Antenori was drawn to Trump, he said, because he was the “reverse of Obama,” an “anti-politically correct guy” whose attitude toward the status quo is “change it, fix it, get rid of it, crush it, slash it.”
Even though Trump boasts of his Ivy League degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Antenori said he “had a different air about him.” Unlike Obama, Trump has not emphasized the importance of Americans going to college.
During the campaign, Trump said many colleges “have gone crazy” and that young people were “choking on debt.” He criticized universities for getting “so much money from the government” while “raising their fees to the point that’s ridiculous.”
Hillary Clinton trounced Trump in the nation’s most educated counties, but Trump won white voters without a college degree by 37 points.

"", The best conclusion I think we could draw from this investigation is one I’ll borrow from Kester Ratcliff’s article on open source...

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The best conclusion I think we could draw from this investigation is one I’ll borrow from Kester Ratcliff’s article on open source intelligence for beginners:
“The internet will continue to be a confusing information-psychological warzone until the networked-ness of information is made visible so that people can easily and instantly see where stuff’s coming from and who/ what it’s associated with and what effects their interacting with it may have.”
Strictly speaking, this isn’t a “Russia issue” at all. Any malicious actor could weaponize these vectors. It’s an information issue. And it’s here to stay until we do something about the entire system, not just the symptoms

I was always a little pissed that Charlie Manson was called a hippie, since I declared myself a hippie right before he directed the murders of Sharon...

I was always a little pissed that Charlie Manson was called a hippie, since I declared myself a hippie right before he directed the murders of Sharon Tate and others.
This article by Paul Krassner really explains better than anything I have read who Charlie Manson was and how he got to be that way.
He never was a hippie. He was labeled that in order to demonize the hippies and scare the young folk away.
Question: Is this real or is this Paul Kassner just fucking with our heads once again?

Copy and repost if net neutrality is important to you

Copy and repost if net neutrality is important to you.
Congress has nothing to do with the vote to keep net neutrality. Only five people at the FCC get to vote.
Their names are Ajit Pai, Mignon Clyburn, Michael O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, and Jessica Rosenworcel. Both Mignon and Jessica plan to vote keep net neutrality. To defeat the net neutrality repeal, one of these three men needs to change their vote.
Any change to be made has to be by directly contacting them. To do so here are the numbers easiest to contact them with:
Ajit Pai: 202-518-7399
Michael O'Rielly: 301-657-9092
Brendan Carr: 202-719-7305
You may also call 202-418-1000. It will connect you with FCC. Tell them your name and State: “I am a concerned citizen from.....Your State ...calling to express my disapproval that the FCC is trying to kill net neutrality and the strong Title II oversight of ISPs.”

Whatever you're doing

Whatever you're doing... stop and go visit my dear friend Annamarie Akins Photography's blog!!!! She just shared some of the SWEETEST pictures of our little family and I'm in love with them!!!

It is not enough for Congressional Democrats to complain about the Ryan/Trump tax scam

It is not enough for Congressional Democrats to complain about the Ryan/Trump tax scam.
In threes and fours they need to take their message to town hall meetings all across our land. If they want to draw large crowds they will visit states other than their own.

Friends: I used Laura's post as a template for a letter to the editor

Friends: I used Laura's post as a template for a letter to the editor. I urge everyone to the the same thing. Expose GOP charlatans for what they are by writing letters to the editor.

This cartoon nails it! Screw toll lanes placed on highways built with our tax dollars

This cartoon nails it! Screw toll lanes placed on highways built with our tax dollars. They further typify elitist excess. Democrats who voted in favor of toll roads abandoned the working class!

3-WAYS TO TRAIN SMARTER& SAFER! Many ego-driven bros will scoff at this advice and say: "stop being a pussy and suck it up

3-WAYS TO TRAIN SMARTER& SAFER! Many ego-driven bros will scoff at this advice and say: "stop being a pussy and suck it up." All I'll say is this: if you want to move well until the day you die and avoid joint replacements in your early 40's, you need to use the lowest-risk, highest-return training techniques available to you. There's no reason to make it harder on your body than it has to be. In the first example, one could learn how to do a proper Swing in a single training session. But there are some people who will never learn how to do a proper Snatch as it takes years to approach mastery and the consequences of missing that lift could be catastrophic. In the second example, for some reason people think you need to jump around like an asshole to burn fat and get in good cardio shape. But you can get your heart rate up higher with 60 seconds of all-out battle rope work instead of 25 spastic Box Jumps and avoid massive joint impact forces and the risk of achilles rupture. In the third example, we actually have research that shows similar strength and muscle gain with Bulgarian Split Squats over Barbell Back Squats, with much less spinal loading and lower systemic loading requirements to get a quality training effect. Try 2 minutes of non-stop Bulgarian split squats and you'll get a better leg pump than you'd ever get with back squats. What happens if you reach muscular failure? You take a knee. What can happen when you miss a back squat, check out @gymfuckery for some examples. I don't know about you, but I want to be able to do this for a long time. Start investing in your fitness-building like you'd invest in your wealth-building: low-risk, high-return for the long-haul. Click alamo car rental coupons to save money and get coupon code

Heck, I’m old enough to remember Operation Haylift

Heck, I’m old enough to remember Operation Haylift. In the late 40’s a severe snowstorm stranded thousands of head of cattle and sheep in several states. The livestock of ranchers faced starvation. They asked the government for help, and got it! Thousands a bales of hay were loaded on “Flying Boxcars” and then dropped near the threatened animals. Thanks to “big government” the livestock survived, and the ranches were saved.
Odd isn’t it – some of the people crying the loudest about “big government” are the offspring of ranchers who benefitted from it! Go figure!

This "Grand Design" is just another grand sellout

This "Grand Design" is just another grand sellout. I posted a comment on the Health Affairs blog, but it has not yet been made public. I will check back in awhile to see if it has been made public. If it has not I will share it.
In the meantime please heed the comments of Dr. Don McCanne that follow the article.
NEWSFLASH!
My comment has been made public. Here it is in its entirety:
A "Grand Bargain" would be another grand sellout, just like the ACA and other market-driven schemes developed by the medical-profits industry.
“Maximalist”? That is just another two-bit word from the vocabulary of the comfortable class.
In 2018 $3.5 trillion will be spent on the pursuit of medical care. $3.5 will be spent under our fragmented, dysfunctional health treatment rationing system, or we can spend that $3.5 trillion and cover everyone for all medically-necessary care and ancillary services.
With the former, the market remains in control, and we will continue to be commodities.
With the latter we will become patients!
Families struggling to pay off medical debts, and families facing bankruptcy as a result of medical debt do not view the right of health care as “maximalist”.
Rather than scratching the backs of incrementalists, people of good will need to challenge the purchased political hacks in both parties, and demand health care justice. Should they fail to deliver, ballot box revenge must be their fate.
Single payer health care – as provided in HR 676 – is the way to health care justice. How much longer will we allow the “market” to ration care and charge exorbitant prices?
Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers are not the wrongdoers. The culprits are the terrible troika... insurance companies, for-profit hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Maximalist is a word. So is justice. For over four decades we have been conned into believing incrementalism is the way forward. By its very definition that means that justice must be delayed and delayed until a date uncertain. That is not something residents of a moral nation should stomach.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
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Health Affairs Blog
November 20, 2017
Beyond Showmanship And Spite: Toward A Health Care “Grand Bargain”
By Gregg Bloche David A. Hyman
Is a deal on health care possible? Conventional wisdom says no.
We’re alarmed. One of us is a Cato Institute-friendly “free-market”eer who wrote a book arguing (tongue in cheek) that Medicare is the work of the Devil. The other helped to develop President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign health plan and believes that failure to ensure everyone’s access to health care is an assault on human decency. But we’ve come together because we believe that failure to resolve the present impasse will have hugely destructive consequences for millions of Americans’ access to health care.
Designing A Deal
We think a bipartisan “grand bargain” to stabilize the US health care system is feasible — if key decision makers can move beyond showmanship and spite. To this end, we outline a deal that: honors but balances the competing values at stake, steadies both market and public mechanisms of medical care financing, and puts the nation on a path toward sustainability in health spending.
Our grand bargain builds on federalism. Allowing states to sort out controversial matters within broader limits than the ACA now imposes would permit creative policy alternatives to unfold and encourage local buy-in.
The Long Game: Seven Steps Toward a Compromise that Can Work And Endure
* Moving Beyond Maximalism — Medicaid Rollback And “Medicare for All”
Republicans should end their campaign to roll back the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, and Democrats should stand down on their quest for single payer. Both pursuits inspire true believers but will go nowhere on Capitol Hill for the imaginable future.
* State Flexibility
Give states more flexibility to design their Medicaid programs and to govern their insurance exchanges. States could also be allowed but not required to offer a public option through their exchanges. Instead of an all-or-none answer to the public plan question, the nation would have a framework for market-driven, state-by-state resolution. Similarly, states should be allowed to decide whether to prohibit, permit, or require enrollment of Medicaid beneficiaries in private plans.
* Health Savings Accounts That Appeal To Everyone
We propose that every lawful US resident be auto-enrolled in a health savings account (HSA), funded through a refundable tax credit, scaled to income and family size.
* Repeal The Individual Mandate
Sacrilege, you’re surely thinking, if you’re a Democrat who’s spent seven-plus years defending the mandate, the ACA’s most disliked element. But the mandate isn’t needed to keep healthy people in community-rated risk pools — it’s the intensity of the incentives, whether framed as penalties or subsidies, that matters. Such subsidies could be supplied in conservative-friendly fashion by allowing all who buy coverage on the exchanges to put HSA funds (including the tax credit we urge) toward their premiums.
* Congressional Authorization Of Funding For Both The ACA’s Cost-Sharing Reductions And CHIP
Congress should guarantee funding for the cost-sharing reductions for a two-year period, with automatic renewal for an additional two years if per capita subsidies rise by no more than the Consumer Price Index (CPI) during the prior two years. Likewise, Congress should renew CHIP’s funding for several years — we urge three as a compromise.
* The “Long Game” — Reining In Medical Spending
A long-term effort to contain spending growth is essential for US fiscal stability and consumer well-being. The ACA created a framework for doing this. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) can limit Medicare spending, subject to congressional veto, if growth exceeds target rates. And the 40 percent “Cadillac tax” on high-cost private health plans will cover a rising share of the private market as medical costs increase. Together, these policies have the potential to contain clinical spending by capping demand.
A grand bargain should follow through on both of these strategies, plus add similar restraints on Medicaid spending and on the amounts spent to subsidize coverage through the exchanges.
* Pursuing Therapeutic Value
Much more must be done to use health care resources wisely as constraints tighten. Tying financial rewards closely to clinical value via payment practices, market exclusivity policies, and other incentives will be critical — and will require the clearing of legal and regulatory obstacles. Voluntary action must also play a role: The grand bargain we’ve sketched here creates myriad opportunities for providers, patients, and insurers to gain by insisting on value from a sector of the economy that too often fails to deliver it.
Reader Comment:
Don McCanne
This is a "Grand Bargain"? Tweaking our highly dysfunctional, fragmented, administratively inefficient, overpriced, inequitable health care financing system?
This is a call for more of the same. Numerous studies have shown that this is the most expensive model of health care reform and that it falls far short on reform goals of universality, comprehensiveness, access, equity, efficiency, quality, and affordability.
A well designed single payer model would achieve those goals. Just because the current Congress would not enact an improved Medicare for all does not mean that the concept should be abandoned. The current Congress will not enact the tweaks called for in this Grand Bargain either.
We can get the policy right, but we need to change the politics. We need to align ourselves behind reform that works for everyone, not behind measures that enrich the stakeholders while perpetuating mediocrity for the rest of us.

Words from DOROTHY DAY: "Whenever I groan within myself and think how hard it is to keep writing about love in these times of tension and strife...

Words from DOROTHY DAY: "Whenever I groan within myself and think how hard it is to keep writing about love in these times of tension and strife which may at any moment become for us all a time of terror, I think to myself, 'What else is the world interested in? What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved, in our families, in our work, in all our relationships. God is Love. Love casts out fear. Even the most ardent revolutionist, seeking to change the world, to overturn the tables of the money changers, is trying to make a world where it is easier for people to love, to stand in that relationship with each other of love. We want with all our hearts to love, to be loved. And not just in the family but to look upon all as our mothers, sisters, brothers, children. It is when we love the most intensely and most humanly, that we can recognize how tepid is our love for others. The keenness and intensity of love brings with it suffering, of course, but joy too because it is a foretaste of heaven. I often think in relation to my love for little Beckie, Susie and Eric:'That is the way I must love every child and want to serve them, cherish them and protect them.' Even that relationship which is set off from other loves by that slight change in phraseology (instead of 'Loving,' one is 'in love') the very change in terminology, denoting a living in love, a dwelling in love at all times, being bathed in love, so that every waking thought, word, deed and suffering is permeated by that love, yes, that relationship above all should give us not only a taste of the love of God for us, but the kind of love we should have for all.'
When you love people, you see all the good in them, all the Christ in them. God sees Christ, His Son, in us and loves us. And so we should see Christ in others, and nothing else, and love them. There can never be enough of it. There can never be enough thinking about it. St. John of the Cross said that where there was no love, put love and you would take out love."
Maggie Hall + Tally Hall + Ethan Hall + Janice L Kirsch + Frank DeBoever + Catherine V. Georgy + Virginia Hicks

+ Prayer service & Mass on the anniversary of Dorothy Day's death

+ Prayer service & Mass on the anniversary of Dorothy Day's death. November 29 +
Maggie Hall + Tally Hall + Janice L Kirsch + Catherine V. Georgy + Virginia Hicks + Frank DeBoever

"Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more...

"Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling. We Catholics must pray, act and sacrifice together for Christ the King, for the spread of His Kingdom and the salvation of the world."
+ DOROTHY DAY +
Janice L Kirsch + Tally Hall

Is this Royal nonsense still going on?

Is this Royal nonsense still going on?
*sigh*
PS: This post has nothing to do with the couple (who I hope will be happy like any other couple) but about the ridiculous media fawning!

This is on Thursday 30th Nov

This is on Thursday 30th Nov.
Such a great bill for a great cause...
Alan Carr, Katherine Ryan, Rob Delaney, Sara Pascoe, Stephen K Amos, Terry Alderton and Rob Deering!

Wow, watching this is a bizarre experience

Wow, watching this is a bizarre experience.
Depressing that so many politicians and pundits got it wrong.
Astounding to see so many Labour politicians with so little conviction and strength at a time when it really counted.
What could have been had they got behind Corbyn...

Good morning everyone!

Good morning everyone!.... I’m really really trying to keep Good Face, but it is very Hard for me, im trying to be back on my work routine and push my emotions back ... so if i seem a lil off it’s cause i am a piece of me is Gone
I Return back to Work hosting the STAR on Fox After Show Tonite!... I’m going to laugh laugh laugh with my Guest tonite... but after all that’s over.. how will i feel?? Really really feel
#TsMadison

Ok everyone I’m going back to Work and i will be going 10 times harder!! All in the Name of my Bestie!!

Ok everyone I’m going back to Work and i will be going 10 times harder!! All in the Name of my Bestie!!
December 3 -St Louis
December 9- Rochester Ny
December 23 - Durham Nc
Please understand that every hug and kind word we exchange with each other is a road to recovery for me! So mark your calendars and get your hug ready cause I’m coming
#TsMadison

Good afternoon Loved ones

Good afternoon Loved ones......
Miss Ts Eve memorial will be held Saturday December 2 at Sams creek missionary Baptist Church 2334 Sams Creek Rd Metter Ga 30439 if you want to send flowers and etc please send them Saturday morning at 8:00 am
Also if you would like to send condolences or any gifts or Etc please inbox Lorene Gibson
(miss eves mother)
Thank you my loves and i will be returning to regularly scheduled programming Tomorrow