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Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:13:45 in Politics

“Ummm...the entire party is bought and paid for by Wall Street, oil companies and war profiteers.”

Sarge10601 on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:20:18

“That pretty much describes the entire government.”
Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 20:26:44 in Politics

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership and its goals have been common knowledge for a long time. It's equally common knowledge that Internet message boards are crawling with shills for the Obama administration, so maybe you'll want to work a little harder than this. You're welcome.”
Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 20:07:52 in Politics

“Elect a corporate-owned candidate and expect him or her to carry out the corporate agenda. Period. If you want a different outcome, you can't keep falling for the same con over and over again: YOU have step outside the narrow boundaries that have been drawn for you.”

Sarge10601 on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:45:13

“Ummm....Obama was nominated by Dem delegates........not some corporation.”

amber wave on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:14:47

“Mitt lost.”
Amazon Reveals It Wants To Deploy Delivery Drones. No Joke.

Amazon Reveals It Wants To Deploy Delivery Drones. No Joke.

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 00:53:11 in Technology

“The day Amazon starts using delivery drones is the day I stop ordering books, CDs and DVDs from them. Forever.”
Bob Dylan Sued By Croatian Group For Comments Made About America's Slavery Past

Bob Dylan Sued By Croatian Group For Comments Made About America's Slavery Past

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 00:45:42 in Entertainment

“Dylan has a way of weathering storms, to say nothing of absurd tempests in teapots like this.”
Fight Brews In Pennsylvania's 13th District For Democrats' Direction

Fight Brews In Pennsylvania's 13th District For Democrats' Direction

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 00:42:29 in Politics

“"Will we continue to pay lip service to progressive ideals while sabotaging any chance of making them a reality, or will we start flying our true corporate weasel colors openly and unashamedly like the Republicans?" Oh, the suspense.”

bluefish123 on Dec 2, 2013 at 05:05:54

“Truth hurts, doesn't. Guess you can't everything you want free.”
Student Sets Teacher Gabriela Peñalba On Fire: Police

Student Sets Teacher Gabriela Peñalba On Fire: Police

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 14:57:50 in Weird News

“Then what sort of consequences would you like to see him face? Would you feel comfortable sending your own children to a school where kids like this one are free to torment them, and the teachers, on a daily basis?”
Student Sets Teacher Gabriela Peñalba On Fire: Police

Student Sets Teacher Gabriela Peñalba On Fire: Police

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 03:34:52 in Weird News

“I can't think of a more relevant example of what's wrong with public education in the United States. This kid shouldn't be in school; he should be in a juvenile detention facility until he learns not to behave like an animal. Period. I'll bet everything I've got in the bank that this isn't the first instance of criminal behavior on his part.”

Summer McDowell on Nov 29, 2013 at 05:42:48

“this kid needs mental health, like many of our other forgotten youth who are being raised by grandparents or abusive parents. we have a mental health problem in this country, not an incarceration problem. this is a prime example why a mental health check needs to occur before a gun can be purchased.”

mr whiteffolks on Nov 29, 2013 at 05:41:01

“Probably not but locking him away doesn't help !”
Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders

Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 13:46:11 in Politics

“People still don't get it. This country's draconian drug laws exist for a reason: the thirst for total control. It's not madness, it's not a misstep, it's not a case of good intentions causing the people in power to overstep their bounds. U.S. drug policy is deliberately scary and painful. They WANT you to be looking over your shoulder constantly, they WANT you to feel that you're under a microscope, they WANT you to be fearful. It's not an accident.”

Maverickpower on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:58:39

“Bravo , well said !!”

georgechevrolet on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:51:00

“It generates far too much revenue for them to ever do away with it.”
9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 13:33:15 in Books

“Ed Sanders, "The Family"; Maury Terry, "The Ultimate Evil"; Tim Reiterman (with John Jacobs), "Raven".”
Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 13:30:37 in Politics

“Gee, I'd comment on this story, but due to its politically sensitive nature I fear that my comment would be in moderation for anywhere from 72 hours to eternity.”
No One Is Talking About These Obamacare Stories

No One Is Talking About These Obamacare Stories

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 12:44:10 in Politics

“The reality of Obama(Romney)care:

http://my.firedoglake.com/tammanytiger/2013/11/25/our-less-than-excellent-aca-adventure/

"To put it mildly, our experience with the website, which I've taken to calling HealthKludge.gov, has been a nightmare. Actually, it's been worse; nightmares are limited in duration.
"(...) Contrary to the propaganda from the Department of Health and Human Services, the problems with the website aren't being resolved. If anything, they're becoming more intractable. (...) No Amazon or Kayak user would put up with this.
"The problems with shopping for coverage on the exchanges don't end with the website. To begin with, the policies on the exchanges are awful. Even at the Silver level, they carry substantially higher premiums, and have much bigger deductibles, than True Blue. They also have narrower networks of providers--an important consideration because uncovered out-of-network bills can send you straight to bankruptcy court.
"(...) As of this evening, here's how things stand. We're still plowing through the Blues' website to figure out who's in-network. HealthKludge won't process our request for a subsidy or let us buy insurance because of an abstruse error message."”
Endless Afghanistan? U.S.-Afghan Agreement Would Keep Troops In Place And Funds Flowing, Perhaps Indefinitely: NBC

Endless Afghanistan? U.S.-Afghan Agreement Would Keep Troops In Place And Funds Flowing, Perhaps Indefinitely: NBC

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 14:23:29 in Politics

“I would seriously question whether or not people even care anymore. We've been conned and lied to and BS'd on such a regular basis for so many years that most of us just tune this sort of news out. It's like being gouged over and over with a rusty sardine can: poke, poke, poke, poke. How long can you take it? How much lousy news can you endure? Just remember that the rationale for our endless military presence in Afghanistan is the same rationale that has been used to erode our civil liberties for the past twelve years. If the deaths of hundreds of innocent people halfway around the world don't move you (even though they should), there's always that. One day it will come down to Americans joining hands in the streets and standing in front of tanks--and no, that day probably isn't too far off.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 00:23:03 in Politics

“"Obama did not want single payer......."

No, he didn't. And, despite the fact that he campaigned in 2008 on the compromise position (i.e., a public health insurance option), he wasted very little time in bargaining that away, too.
When corporate lobbyists run Washington, this is the kind of worthless garbage we get.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 00:13:00 in Politics

“Actually, it isn't. If this is your defense of the ACA, it's pitiful.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 00:08:59 in Politics

“"Wow to post facts."

That's not a sentence, but keep trying. Democrats had a majority in both houses of Congress when they passed their disgraceful, Liz Fowler-penned health care "reform" bill.”

woodrow2012 on Nov 15, 2013 at 01:53:18

“Well said. The dems had full control. That's why Obama ran this thing through during his first 2 years in office.....”

blueeyedbull on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:10:24

“Actually it is. You know, you guys are total _idiots that lack intelligence and compassion.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 00:00:44 in Politics

“No, not "if it weren't for the repubs." Max Baucus had single payer advocates forcibly removed from Senate Finance Committee hearings, so single payer was never a possibility--and then Democrats smothered the public option, too.
Try to avoid rewriting history.”

blueeyedbull on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:03:45

“Wow to post facts.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 23:49:25 in Politics

“You don't fix health care in this country by continuing to let private insurers call the shots. And if you don't have all the bugs worked out of your sign-up website by October when concerns were first raised in March, then you fix it. You don't unveil it and expect to be stroked behind the ears for your spectacular achievement.”

Gin1234 on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:44:30

“Who exactly is doing that?”

mikelove1 on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:00:51

“Um, would you say that for food merchants? Grocery stores?”

DrCardio on Nov 14, 2013 at 23:53:44

“Website will be fixed. This is expected. It's a big deal.”

blueeyedbull on Nov 14, 2013 at 23:51:46

“If it weren't for the repubs we would have single payer. This is the best we could get considering the circumstances. What it is teaching us, is what we all knew, single payer and get rid of the repub obstructionist.”
White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

White House Unveils Obamacare Fix For Canceled Health Plans

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:53:38 in Politics

“No, buddy, it's not on you. It's on us. The burden still rests entirely on our shoulders.
This is not single payer, this is not a public option--this is nothing but a giveaway to private insurers, and it stinks.”

bobbyndallas on Nov 14, 2013 at 18:05:36

“you are right. It is legalized theft from the masses”

DanaRuns on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:56:58

“Amen.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 00:22:29 in Politics

“Meaningless term invoked when one wishes to deflect valid criticism. In the first place, it stretches the bounds of credulity to drop all the blame for this on the GOP's doorstep because it implies that Democrats expected no opposition from Republicans on the implementation of the ACA. Secondly, the Obama administration had ample advance warning (concerns were raised all the way back in March) that there were going to be technical difficulties, but insisted on the October 1 rollout anyhow. For that, and for smothering the possibility of even a public option, the president and his party have no one to blame but themselves.

Period.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 15:56:08 in Politics

“Don't defend the convoluted, glued-together mess that is the Affordable Care Act--it's indefensible. A government-run public option would have been infinitely better and less complicated.”

Chauncey1186 on Nov 13, 2013 at 16:03:02

“I don't disagree that Medicare for all would have been better. But to attribute laziness to the problems with the website rollout is flat out wrong. But then again you know that, you're just concern-tr_0lling!”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 15:18:08 in Politics

“They knew there was going to be massive dissatisfaction with the ACA--that's why they kept assuring us that it was going to be as good as a public health insurance option. Understanding ahead of time that people were going to be less than enthralled with the substance of Obama(Romney)care, the very least they could have done was to work the bugs out of the sign-up process. The fact that they didn't, even though they had three and a half years to make an effort, demonstrates profound laziness on their part.”

Chauncey1186 on Nov 13, 2013 at 15:47:34

“Laziness? Or perhaps more difficult to integrate 34 states into one massive system than the originally anticipated half-dozen. You forget that most GOP Governors dragged their feet up until this summer "deciding" whether or not to open their own exchanges, and in the end 34 of them said no. So no, they didn't have 3 years to integrate the system they are working on, they had less than 6 months. When was the last time you tried to mesh 34 state systems, a half dozen federal ones, AND multiples insurance company databases - ALL with different levels of sophistication and/or antiquation?

Incidentally, my BF is a software systems integrator for the energy industry and you would not believe how glitchy and unreliable some of those systems are ON A REGULAR BASIS. It's the nature of the beast. Some haven't been upgraded in 20 years. Trying launching a new software product integrating systems that were installed back in the days of the Commodore 64!”
HealthCare.Gov Unlikely To Work Fully By End Of November, As White House Vowed

HealthCare.Gov Unlikely To Work Fully By End Of November, As White House Vowed

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 03:15:57 in Politics

“They've been sitting on this turkey for three and a half years--so no, it isn't going to be fixed by the end of the month. It's finally dawning on people why advocates of single payer (or, at the very least, a full public option) kept saying that exchanges weren't going to work.
Take the profit motive out of health care. Period. Every other nation in the industrialized world has.”
Bill Clinton: Health Care Law Should Be Changed To Allow People To Keep Their Plans

Bill Clinton: Health Care Law Should Be Changed To Allow People To Keep Their Plans

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 18:09:57 in Politics

“OR we could rip up this mess, start again and create the public option Obama campaigned on in 2008. Nutty thought, I know, but let's consider it.”

bustaroost on Nov 12, 2013 at 18:15:30

“lets start again with the election in 2012.”
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