America’s cojones

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…So you think China had to actually ask for permission … when you hold America’s cojones you need only squeeze but a little … no words are needed …

 

 

U.S. exempts China, Singapore from Iran sanctions

 

06-30-2012  •  http://www.rawstory.com, By Agence France-Presse

The United States exempted China and Singapore from sanctions over purchases of oil from Iran hours before a deadline, saying that major economies were united in pressuring Tehran.

IS THIS TRULY POSIBLE …????

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…IS THIS TRULY POSIBLE …????

 

Electric Spray Paint Could Turn Any Surface Into a Battery

06-30-2012  •  http://www.popsci.com, By Colin Lecher

Lithium-ion batteries work by stacking active ingredients in layers. In your laptop and phone, the layers are stacked into a block, but a new process could make that seem quaint: spray-paint the necessary layers onto any surface like paint, to make a

IF TRUE … THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING “BIG-PHARMA” … AMA … AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY … FDA … USDA … WILL NEVER … NEVER … NEVER ALLOW … HEIL CORPORATE AMERICA …

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…IF TRUE … THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING “BIG-PHARMA” … AMA … AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY … FDA … USDA … WILL NEVER … NEVER … NEVER ALLOW … HEIL CORPORATE AMERICA …

 

Study Finds Breast Milk Kills HIV

06-30-2012  •  http://charlotte.cbslocal.com 

Is breast milk the key in the battle against HIV?

NOW IT WILL BE THE DEMOCRATS TURN TO SPILL THE BEANS ON “W” OR CHENEY OR CONDI OR POWELL … NEXT …

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… NOW IT WILL BE THE DEMOCRATS TURN TO SPILL THE BEANS ON “W” OR CHENEY OR CONDI OR POWELL … NEXT …

 

 

Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record

06-30-2012  •  http://www.rollcall.com, By Jonathan Strong

In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record.

 

And likely FDA conducted its hearings under an “open meeting law” which essentially is designed to provide “cover” enabling the participants to hide their activities from you and me…

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…And likely FDA conducted its hearings under an “open meeting law” which essentially is designed to provide “cover” enabling the participants to hide their activities from you and me…

 

This is huge breaking news in the vaccine industry: According to two former Merck virologists, Merck faked its mumps vaccine test data for over a decade in order to deceive the government and the public — and it even contributed to mumps outbreaks!

A lawsuit has now been filed against Merck, claiming, among other shocking things:

[Merck] engaged in a decade-long scheme to falsify and misrepresent the true efficacy of its vaccine…

incorporating the use of animal antibodies to artificially inflate the results…

destroying evidence of the falsified data and then lying to an FDA investigator…

threatened a virologist in Merck’s vaccine division with jail if he reported the fraud to the FDA…

Read more in this stunning report on Merck and the mumps vaccine:
http://www.naturalnews.com/036328_Merck_mumps_vaccine

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The AMA, meanwhile, has come out in favor of selling genetically modified foods, but with the caveat that they are safety tested first, which is at least something:
http://www.naturalnews.com/036327_AMA_GMO_labeling.html

… JUST FOLLOW THE $$$

CORPORATE $ERVED … GLENDALE RESIDENTS $CREWED

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clip_image002CORPORATE $ERVED … GLENDALE RESIDENTS $CREWED

 

Glendale City Council approves secondary property-tax hike

06-27-2012   http://www.azcentral.com   ….The Glendale City Council on Tuesday warned residents that tax increases are better than the alternative.

A five-member majority, including Mayor Elaine Scruggs, approved a secondary property-tax hike and add a two-tiered sales-tax rate that exempts purchases over $5,000 from an already approved sales-tax increase.

The secondary property-tax increase, which will be $1.68 for every $100 of assessed value, will appear on resident’s bills in October while the sales tax will have customers pay 2.2 percent on large purchases rather than the 2.9 percent increase approved earlier this month. The sales-tax hike is effective in August.


Read more: 
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A thought worth your time to contemplate…!

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…A thought worth your time to contemplate…!

Chief Justice Roberts Has His Cake, Eats It, Feeds It To His Corporate Masters, Then Smears Delicious Frosting All Over Romney, by Upholding the ACA

 

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 08:12 PM PDT    By Michael Bryan

John Roberts has performed a brilliant political maneuver in his opinion crafted to uphold the ACA, though he’ll get little credit from the crazy wing of the GOP (which is most of it…). He allowed a deeply conservative policy, which the GOP has backed for a generation and the corporate health care complex essentially designed and will profit from richly, to become the basis of national health care policy for the next generation or more.

Score one for conservatives.

Preserving the ACA preserves much of the status quo in American health care markets and allows health insurers to survive and thrive. Were the ACA struck down, and the power to enact such a mandated private insurer system put beyond the reach of Congress, the only constitutionally sound route to broadening access to health care remaining would have been an expansion of government insurers, such as Medicare/Medicaid/TriCare. That is not a politically desirable outcome for conservatives and corporate America, and it has been avoided.

Score two for conservatives.   Striking down the mandate, and instead treating the penalties associated with refusing to buy insurance as a tax for constitutional analysis, allowed the Court to fashion a radical curtailment of Congressional Commerce Clause powers to regulate “inaction”. The practical application of such a limit is unforeseeable, and in practice may be cabined to the ACA only. Regardless, it creates the possibility of a fertile new arena for conservative activism from the bench.

Score three for conservatives.   Preserving the ACA, while striking down the idea of a mandate, allows conservatives to continue to campaign against Obamacare in the coming elections, and provides legalistic cover to their claim that the mandate represented an unconstitutional overreach by Obama. They get a deeply conservative health care policy, but get to continue to punish Obama politically for actually enacting it for them.

Score four for conservatives.   The Court categorizing the ACA’s penalties as a ‘tax’ allows conservatives to credibly frame their objections to the policy as a "tax increase". In fact, that has happened a lot faster than I ever contemplated. Romney is already claiming that the ACA represents a $500 billion tax increase on Americans (and a $500 billion cut to Medicare, and a job killer, and will cause people to lose coverage, and will add to the deficit, yada yada yada (all bullshit, of course)). He has to bend a lot of logic to reach those conclusions, but lying isn’t anything new to Romney, in fact, that seems to be basis of his entire campaign for the Presidency. Conservatives get to campaign against tax increases (and cuts to Medicare, and job killing)? You betcha.

Score five for conservatives.   Striking down the method of enforcing state compliance with the Medicaid expansion of the ACA satisfies those state governments held hostage by conservative majorities who will opt out of the expansion for political and local financial reasons. It undermines the most progressive aspect of the ACA by ensuring that some portion of those who would have to be covered on the states’ and federal government’s dime will now not qualify nor be mandated to purchase coverage because of their income. Essentially, this potentially perpetuates the worst of the health care crisis for millions of low income Americans and allows state governments to make political hay from denying this population coverage – and all at a much reduced political and fiscal cost. Screwing the poor and reducing the cost of defiance by grandstanding conservative state governments?

Score six for conservatives.   The headline on the Court upholding the ACA will be a big immediate win for Obama. It preserves his legacy on health care – flawed though it is – which prevents a major political embarrassment, but the actual long-term political effects are all positive for conservatives. Roberts was able to give victory to conservatives yet polish his credentials as a moderate voice on the Court, though he’s anything but. Given a bomb-throwing radical like Scalia in dissent, he can appear reasonable even as he pursues a deeply radical conservative agenda on the Court.

Roberts will take some immediate flack from the craziest of the GOP base for upholding the ACA, but all the political benefits accrue to conservatives.

I actually hoped that the Court would strike down the ACA. I figured that nothing would disorder the GOP more than their chosen straw man suddenly disappearing. They might actually have to run on something based in reality, rather than their bizarre 11th hour conversion to the view that their policy on health care for a generation was suddenly an Obama plot to pollute all our precious bodily fluids. In addition, the only constitutional path forward to solving the health care crisis would be universal coverage, giving a truly progressive policy another chance to become law. Finally, the ACA being struck down would have energized Democrats to fight back and take back the Congress and keep a Democratic President in office to make real reform possible. Roberts did progressives no favors today.

 

learn to say Seig Heil

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… Remember Texas gave us Bush 1 and “W” and now America’s version of Mein Kampf … learn to say Seig Heil …

 

Spanking School Children? The 5 Weirdest Things on the Texas GOP Platform

 
By Travis Waldron, ThinkProgress…Posted on June 27, 2012, Printed on June 28, 2012… http://www.alternet.org/story/156055/spanking_school_children
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The Republican Party of Texas released its 2012 platform this month, outlining its policieson taxation, education, and a host of other issues related to the economy. Texas Republicans, according to the platform, support eliminating the minimum wage and the prevailing wage, doing away with the Department of Education and Department of Energy, and "reducing taxpayer funding to all levels of education" — but those aren’t even the most damaging positions.

Here’s a look at the five most outrageous beliefs Texas Republicans hold:

1) The party opposes almost all forms of taxation: The Texas GOP supports "repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment," which instituted a national income tax, and instead favors a wildly regressive national sales tax that would hit low- and middle-income Americans hardest. It also favors making the Bush tax cuts permanent and repealing the capital gains tax and the estate tax, the latter of which it claims is "immoral and should be abolished forever." On the state level, it supports abolishing property and business taxes, and property taxes on inventory, and opposes efforts to institute a state income tax, an Internet sales tax, professional licensing fees, and taxes on real estate transactions. Instead, it supports "shifting the tax burden to a consumption-based tax."

 

2) It supports returning to the gold standard: "We support the return to the time tested precious metal standard for the U.S. dollar," the platform states, echoing Rep. Ron Paul (R), the state’s eccentric congressman and presidential candidate. While returning to "sound money," as the platform calls it, is popular among far right-wing conservatives, it is "not feasible for practical and policy reasons," according to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Most economists agree that the gold standard never workedand that returning to it now would have disastrous consequences for the American economy.

3) It supports privatizing Social Security: Given that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) called Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" during his ill-fated presidential campaign, it may be no surprise that the Texas GOP opposes one of the nation’s most successful federal programs. "We support an immediate and orderly transition to a system of private pensions based on the concept of individual retirement accounts, and gradually phasing out the Social Security tax," the platform says, ignoring that had such a plan been enacted prior to the Great Recession, it would have cost an October 2008 retireetens of thousands of dollars (and that was before the market bottomed out in 2009). Millions of Americans lost everything in private accounts during the recession, and Social Security was all they had left.

4) It opposes multicultural education and "critical thinking": "We believe the current teaching of a multicultural curriculum is divisive," the platform says, adding that it supports teaching "common American identity and loyalty instead of political correctness that nurtures alienation among racial and ethnic groups." In Arizona, where Republicans banned multicultural programs, students in those programs actually out-performed their peers. Texas Republicans also believe "controversial theories" such evolution and climate change — which aren’t controversial at all — "should be taught as challengeable scientific theories subject to change as new data is produced." There’s more: the GOP also opposes the teaching of "critical thinking skills" because they "focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."

5) It supports corporal punishment in schools: "Corporal punishment is effective and legal in Texas," the platform states, adding that teachers and school boards should be given "more authority to deal with disciplinary problems." Actual research, however, shows that corporal punishment is bad for children and their education. Research shows that corporal punishment is "associated with an increase in delinquency, antisocial behavior, and aggression in children," according to the American Psychoanalytic Association, which "strongly condemns" the use of such punishment. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and schools use other forms of punishment because "corporal punishment is of limited effectiveness and has potentially deleterious side effects."

 Travis Waldron is a reporter/blogger for ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.  

… JUST FOLLOW THE $$$

 

Mormon Church fought vociferously against ERA in America

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clip_image004…Recall Jeff Flake was a Mormon missionary and therefore drank the “kool-aide” presented to him as gospel according to that religion’s beliefs which has never included equal rights as the Mormon Church fought vociferously against ERA in America so why would you conclude Jeff Flake would ever be in favor of “black” rule in South Africa …

They are cut from the same cloth

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They are cut from the same cloth

 

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DECEPTION … PROPGANDA

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