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fareastlibertarianmovement: greenstate: Let’s not be all talk now. it’s not all talk if you were planning on doing it anyway. and if you’ve done it before.
turn-into-something asked: do you think healthcare reform will be repealed? i honestly can't imagine that happening, which in turn infuriates me that the GOP would waste everyone's fucking time with the "symbolic gesture" of trying to repeal it.
Obama’s new policy restores the “people-to-people” contacts between the United...– Strait Talk: Barack Obama doesn’t want you to know about it, but his administration just made the biggest move in more than a decade to open up Cuba. (via caraobrien) next stop: cuban communists take over america via barack obama
Newsweek: Health care law deemed unconstitutional... →
squashed: newsweek: Might as well throw some news into the mix since we are Newsweek. Today’s main event is another dissing of Obama’s health care plan. Things appear partisan, as always. The latest count: two judges appointed by Republican presidents have struck down the law or its main attribute, while two judges… At this point, it might be productive to briefly discuss something called...
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I never imagined that in the year 2011, I would see so many efforts to separate...– Wisconsin physician, Dr. Doug Laube, in “Abortion Providers Need Your Support.” (via mandington)
This is terrorism, right? Guy attempts to bomb...
shortformblog: who Roger Stockham, a 63-year-old California resident, was arrested last week in Michigan on felony charges over a “bias-motivated attack.” what Stockman reportedly was arrested outside of a mosque with a very large number of consumer fireworks. They could’ve hurt a lot of people. where Dearborn, Michigan, near one of the largest Islamic centers in the entire country. 30...
Jamie Radtke: Tea Party 'Wouldn't Exist Today If...
corruptpolitics: Jamie Radtke, the leader of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots who recently announced she will run for U.S. Senate in the state’s 2012 match-up, delivered a blow to the Republican party when she spoke at the first Senate Tea Party Caucus meeting, according to the National Journal. “The Tea Party movement would not exist today if the Republicans had not failed under the Bush...
On March 4 the government-funding resolution expires and it seems that a lot of...– Chuck Schumer warned on Sunday that if House Republicans, in an effort to flex their fiscal conservative muscles, held up passage of a budget this coming March, it could send the United States into a deep recession and possibly a depression. (via corruptpolitics)
Washington Post - In the streets of Cairo, many... →
oka-everywhere asked: I live in Canada and there are people I went to school with who list their political views as "Obama". SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD CANADIANS WITH THE "OBAMA" POLITICAL VIEW. Fucking ridiculous.
If I was gay, there would be no closet, you would never see the closet I came...– Henry Rollins (via daleksontumblr) Fuck yeah, Henry Rollins! (via cognitivedissonance)
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty...– John Berger (via rossencraft)
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish,...– Thomas Paine (via ageofreason)
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that...– Douglas Adams (via ageofreason)
Top 10 Myths About Evolution
ageofreason: 1 If Humans Came From Apes, Why Aren’t Apes Evolving Into Humans? Humans, apes, and monkeys are only distant evolutionary “cousins.” We come not from apes but from a common ancestor that was neither ape nor human that lived millions of years in the past. In fact, during the last seven million years many human-like species have evolved; some examples include Homo habilis, Homo...
I'm starting to get really wary of language...
tiaramerchgirl: …mainly because it seems a little too easy. Instead of engaging with points of view that are challenging to yours (or just even working from a very different perspective), instead of looking within yourself to see how you’re perpetuating and practicing discrimination and harm, all you have to do is pick out a word and go “Ableist! Classist! XYZist!” and dismiss the other person...
statehate: Why do libertarians associate themselves with the Tea Party? Or, rather, why have we allowed the Tea Party to hijack the libertarian movement, using libertarian-sounding language to spread their ridiculous, incoherent, inconsistent, at times hawkish, anti-immigrant rubbish? I don’t think we’re doing ourselves any favors by aligning with these morons. Let’s be clear: the Tea Party is...
ShortFormBlog: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio back to... →
shortformblog: 1,000+ arrests from 18 different sweeps 83 were arrested in the Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff’s Office’s latest immigration sweep 68 of those arrested over the lastest two-day sweep were illegal immigrants source » Other fun stuff they found: When the flashy/crazy (depending… i hope the guys that weren’t illegal immigrants that he arrested sue the britches...
szechwean asked: A recent anon referred to the difference between private and public schools. Private schools (and also charter schools, I think) are successful as much, if not more, due to social factors and the self-selection of the student body than due to the lack of government control (which, I would argue, is plenty present in public schools due to the favorability of state-licensed teachers in hiring and...
livesamsara-deactivated20120815 asked: Your posting spree regarding health care is invaluably helpful, and extremely well presented. Thank you!
Anonymous asked: I'm a Libertarian, and I think that private health care is likely to do a better job than government-run health care - just look at our public vs. private education systems! So in an ideal world, almost everyone could have competitive, affordable private insurance, and the number of those who don't for whatever reason would be so tiny that individual hospitals could afford to provide pro...
Americans down on the U.S. health-care system →
A third of Americans said they believe the U.S. system “has so much wrong with it that we need to completely rebuild it,” while only 9% in the Netherlands hold such a sentiment about their health-care system. Twelve percent of Spaniards favored a complete overhaul, compared with 15% in France, 17% in New Zealand, 18% in Australia and 20% in Italy.
single payer 101 [a pdf] →