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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 00:12:47 in Politics

“The USA has best government money can buy...

Bought by lobbyists, and funded by the multi national corporations.

Pretty much every suit in D.C. is the Senator from JP Morgan, or Senator from the Gun Lobby, or the Congressman from Exxon, ect.

Personally I cannot wait until the next Presidential auction in 2016!”
Walmart To Put 1 Million-Plus People To Work On Thanksgiving

Walmart To Put 1 Million-Plus People To Work On Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 17:57:19 in Business

“I blame the people that shop at Walmart. They feed the monster.”
Chicago E-Cigarette Ban? City Considering Updating Smoking Ban To Include Controversial Cigs

Chicago E-Cigarette Ban? City Considering Updating Smoking Ban To Include Controversial Cigs

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 03:02:56 in Chicago

“Another study from Drexel University.

http://publichealth.drexel.edu/~/media/Files/publichealth/ms08.pdf

Conclusion: By the standards of occupational hygiene, current data do not indicate that exposures to vapers from contaminants in electronic cigarettes warrant a concern. There are no known toxicological synergies among compounds in the aerosol, and mixture of the contaminants does not pose a risk to health.”
Chicago E-Cigarette Ban? City Considering Updating Smoking Ban To Include Controversial Cigs

Chicago E-Cigarette Ban? City Considering Updating Smoking Ban To Include Controversial Cigs

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 02:50:51 in Chicago

“E-cigs have been proven to have MINIMAL health risks.

Here is a link to one of the most comprehensive animal/human, long term studies to date.

http://healthnz.co.nz/RuyanCartridgeReport21-Oct-08.pdf

The result: Propylene glycol (PG) is virtually non-toxic.

The whole idea is "it looks the same", so its bad is silly.

Personally I would rather see teens smoke these as an alternative to smoking "real" cigarettes.”
Mass Shooting Victims And Families Speak Out (VIDEO)

Mass Shooting Victims And Families Speak Out (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 02:33:34 in Politics

“The mental health of many our citizens is failing.

Diagnoses of mental illnesses have skyrocketed in the last 2 decades.

America's propensity for violence stems from this root.”

Svataben on Nov 21, 2013 at 03:03:18

“Nope.

Diagnosis in other countries has also sky-rocketed, but we don't suffer the levels of violence.”
Poll Finds Support For Obama At All-Time Low

Poll Finds Support For Obama At All-Time Low

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 13:08:44 in Politics

“The problem with ACA is that there is no public option.

It is in the best interest of the majority of Americans for there to a be a non profit alternative to the corporate health insurance plans on the health exchanges.

Leave the platinum plans to the insurance companies, so those who can afford this type of plan can purchase it.

This is the single thing that would actually drive down the cost of these plans for Americans.

But of course the corporate powers in our country prevented this from occurring, as the ACA was written by their lobbyists.”

democracyisnotfree on Nov 20, 2013 at 13:22:39

“I agree and I am a thinking conservative.”
Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Fall Far Short Of Target (VIDEO)

Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Fall Far Short Of Target (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 02:45:36 in Business

“If the system were no so corrupt, we would have a non profit alternative to compete with private insurance companies.

Obamacare, without the public option is nothing but a gift to the health insurance agency.

However the corporations did not want the public option as this would actually drive the cost of your healthcare down.

If you want real healthcare reform in this country, we need a public option...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ5tj4cN9Jk#t=72
Palestinian Teen Kills Israeli Soldier In Renewed Violence Just As Peace Talks Resume

Palestinian Teen Kills Israeli Soldier In Renewed Violence Just As Peace Talks Resume

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 02:19:58 in World

“Religious conflicts never end...”

altdottruth on Nov 15, 2013 at 20:36:09

“Except this is a conflict over land.”
House Republicans Shrug At National Republican Party Woes

House Republicans Shrug At National Republican Party Woes

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 02:08:20 in Politics

“One of the reasons people hate politics is that the truth, and the good of the people are rarely a politician's objective.

Election and power are.

The VAST majority of politicians (on both sides) main objective is to get reelected.

Many of these Republicans know they their district is a lock. So these party problems, do not exist in their district.”
Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Fall Far Short Of Target (VIDEO)

Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Fall Far Short Of Target (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 22:55:29 in Business

“Obama looked straight into the camera and stated over 29 times in the last campaign, "Americans will be able to keep their health insurance".

All the while knowing that millions of Americans would lose their health insurance.

I think all Americans, whether they support Obamacare or not, do not appreciate being lied to.

This type of "poli-tricking" is rampant in the American political system.

I would like a leader who's word means something.

Unfortunately everyone I know that is true to their word, wants nothing to do with politics.”

b4uknowit on Nov 13, 2013 at 23:04:33

“I will take Obama LIE over Bush LIE of "Mission Accomplished" and lies to have a War In Iraq which killed over 4400 US soldiers and injured over 20,000 more. The implementation of the ACA has yet to KILL anyone and at worst it will save thousand of lives. Keep LYING Mr President because your CARE saves lives not take them.”

MrUniteUs on Nov 13, 2013 at 23:00:29

“95% true. If he commanded that Insurance companies, not cancel policies, then you whine about.”
These 32 People Are Spending Their Lives In Prison For Nonviolent Crimes

These 32 People Are Spending Their Lives In Prison For Nonviolent Crimes

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 00:22:18 in Politics

“America does not a system of justice. America has a system of laws.

Our system is not broken, it is working exactly as it was designed to work.

These people were punished in accordance to the law as it is written.

However, the law and justice are two very different things.”
Walmart To Kick Off Black Friday At 6 P.M. On Thanksgiving Day (CORRECTION)

Walmart To Kick Off Black Friday At 6 P.M. On Thanksgiving Day (CORRECTION)

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 12:40:30 in Business

“I would rather pay full price then deal with the animalistic nature of people on Black Friday.

Talk about eat or be eaten...”

Neets101 on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:07:28

“Ironical ain't it - "I'll take your leg off in order to celebrate Christ's birthday properly"...”
Dad Branded Unfit Parent For Refusing To Take Son To McDonald's, Lawsuit Says

Dad Branded Unfit Parent For Refusing To Take Son To McDonald's, Lawsuit Says

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 23:14:54 in Divorce

“It sure is backwards world we live in.

A parent who feeds their children fast food and sugar every time their child throws a tantrum, should be deemed unfit.

Wouldn't it be interesting to meet the children of the court appointed psychologist?

Talk about some kids that are in serious need of therapy...”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 14:05:31 in Business

“They are 63, but not in the greatest health. In a couple of years that will be an option. Thank you for your advice. I believe their social security will be 1200 or so. Both are still employed part time, so their social security is reduced based on their income. They are not old enough for medicare.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 14:05:00 in Business

“Their policy price is increasing next year. That is why they are looking for new insurance. Their pre-Obamacare policy was cheaper and had more benefits than the post Obamacare policies.”

kenEBport on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:13:38

“okay.but you said they're elderly.Are they retired?Did they work and pay into S.S. and Medicare?Why aren't they on Medicare, and subsidized by payments that they've already made into the system?Is it because they have, or still make, too much money??If that's the case, they shouldn't have a problem with paying premiums, and if not, they don't really have to pay premiums, yes??”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 14:03:40 in Business

“They are 63, medicare is not an option yet.”

Libmadness on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:04:19

“how much is their subsidy”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 13:59:56 in Business

“They are 63, but not in the greatest health. In a couple of years that will be an option. Thank you for your financial advice.”

schnauzergirl on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:37:40

“"They are 63"

That's not really "elderly", though if neither are still working that can be a difficult couple of years to span. Though now they may be eligible for premium assistance.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 13:45:11 in Business

“The healthcare cost for my elderly parents prior to Obamacare was better than anything offered on the Colorado Healthcare Exchange.

Their healthcare cost last year was $768 per month, in 2014 their premium is going to be raised. They have already been notified, so they are back in the market for insurance.

The cheapest plan on the exchange for them is $946 per month and that plan comes with a significant reduction in coverage and benefits compared of their old plan.

I for one am still waiting to see the "Affordable" part of this Care Act.”

kenEBport on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:52:42

“If it would go up for their coverage, why change?
Pretty simple really.”

Libmadness on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:52:36

“And how much is their subsidy?”

ElleKaye on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:51:53

“I'm guessing your "elderly" parents aren't elderly enough to participate in the Social Security programs. Right?”

schnauzergirl on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:51:24

“If they are elderly, then they qualify for medicare. Going with purely private insurance is financially stupid.”

Leftyloosy73 on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:49:20

“Thank you for your honesty”

goolfballl on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:48:15

“If they voted for Obama in 2012, tell them tough luck from me.
If they voted for someone else, tell them I am very sorry for their troubles. I am in a similar boat.”

Nicain on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:48:08

“Keep waiting.”

My Glasses Wont Stay On on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:46:38

“But, but, but, that just can't be true!”
Gay boxer fights for world title

Gay boxer fights for world title

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 08:47:34 in AOL

“Am I the only one that finds it funny that finds the opposition to this gay man is complaining about his attire?

What, the homophobes are now the fashion police?

" Please girlfriend, those shorts and those shoes, PLEASE, oh no he didn't... (sassy look) "”
Pope Francis: Gays, Abortion Too Much Of Catholic Church's Obsession

Pope Francis: Gays, Abortion Too Much Of Catholic Church's Obsession

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 15:01:41 in Religion

“Funny watching an archaic organization try to adapt to modern society. It is funny watching religions evolve and split while still claiming they carry the original message.

I thought god didn't change his mind...”

JustJoy7 on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:12:36

“God didn't change her mind. Finally, someone is serving who knows how to interpret God's mind.”

rosiesgal29 on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:09:30

“God hasnt changed his mind god created us all and cares about us all no matter who we are”

AnastasiaPoliticalMom on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:08:50

“The bible said that god created man in his own image. Looking at what is going around us, I think that WE created god in OWN Image.”

Uranus-Hertz on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:08:39

“He never did ... it's those who interpret Him who have always been off message.”
House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 15:57:21 in Politics

“You want me to sacrifice a virgin to Tonatiuh?”
House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 15:22:37 in Politics

“I hope the House votes this down.”

HarrySeeword on Sep 5, 2013 at 15:29:36

“They will. Meaningless vote. Probably just a way for Barack Milhous to run interference for those worried about their re-election chances in 2014, but that's just the cynic in me. He is going to act with or without a resolution if he so decides.”

probo on Sep 5, 2013 at 15:25:12

“X2”

songchannels on Sep 5, 2013 at 15:24:07

“Try praying to God and repenting as a sinner, it's far more effective then hope.”
Vladimir Putin Calls John Kerry A Liar Over Comments On Syrian Opposition

Vladimir Putin Calls John Kerry A Liar Over Comments On Syrian Opposition

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 13:53:19 in World

“I have yet to see the proof that Kerry has alluded to.

If it really is "crystal clear" as Kerry has stated, why not release the evidence, and allow the world to see the truth?”
House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 13:47:54 in Politics

“The United States did not see a Red Line with the use of chemical weapons in Vietnam when we sprayed 20,000,000 gallons of Agent Orange over an entire country.

Confirmed that we killed over 500,000 and caused another 500,000 birth defects.

Some estimate the death toll by means on dioxide poisoning as high as 4,000,000.

The only more successful use of chemical weapons was by the Nazi's in WW2.

The same government that did this is trying to paint 1,400 deaths as morally reprehensible?

Where is the logic in that?”

texasborntexasbred on Sep 5, 2013 at 13:59:46

“Both President Kennedy and Johnson approved use of Agent Orange...”
House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 13:08:36 in Politics

“The Vietnamese government estimates that 4,000,000 were killed from dioxide poisoning in Vietnam.”
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