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Sep 25 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by Sacramento Bee
Even for this do–nothing Congress, this is appalling. After a five–week summer vacation, the honorables spent barely a week at work before heading home again — this time until after the November election.
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You liberals don't understand. This is goodness. The more they are out of town, the less mischeif they can pour on us. bbm
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News / Government / Politics / Leaders and Politicians
President Obama
Sep 24 2014 - Real Clear Politics by PETER BERKOWITZ
Speeches –– even or especially when they are intended to obscure the truth –– reveal something of the convictions of the speech giver and clarify his opinions about the character of his audience. So it was with President Obama's special address to the nation from the White House on Sept. 10, announcing military operations to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the savage jihadists seeking to reestablish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
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I don't know how you can make any sense of a person who lies at the drop of a hat. What can you believe? bbm
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News / Government / Politics / Gun Control
Britain faces gun "problem"
Oct 01 2014 - Fresno Bee by NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Earlier this month, my iPhone vanished.
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Funny, but not really. I just read an article that showed that Britain with its virtually total gun control has the highest crime statistics on any European country. bbm
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News / Government / Regulation / FCC
Net Neutrality
Oct 01 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by Martin Malave Dilan
The Federal Communications Commission is struggling to reach an agreement on if, and how much your Internet access provider can limit your access to online content and what content it can limit. In a nutshell, that's the Net Neutrality debate. And the FCC has opened that debate as it weighs the merger America's top two broadband Internet service providers.
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Garbage. The more you pay for what you use, the better the economic outcome in life. bbm
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News / Government / Politics / Health Care
Health care debate
Sep 30 2014 - The New York Times
When Jennifer Hopper raced to the emergency room after her husband, Craig, took a baseball in the face, she made sure they went to a hospital in their insurance network in Texas. So when they got a $937 bill from the emergency room doctor, she called the insurer, assuming it was in error.
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It is difficult to protect yourself in ER situations such as are documented here. js
Sep 25 2014 - The Dallas Morning News by CARL LEUBSDORF
Last winter, Virginia’s Republican legislative majority blocked Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s plan to extend Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians without medical insurance.
Afterwards, McAuliffe vowed to take executive action but discovered legal restrictions limited him to adding 25,000 people to the rolls, mostly those with mental illnesses, though he included funds to encourage 160,000 more to enroll in private insurance.
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Why do Republicans do that? BECAUSE these legislative proposals violate the liberty of the people.
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News / Government / Politics / Foreign Affairs / Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Sep 28 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Over the past few weeks, I've been reading Ken Adelman's fascinating history "Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty–Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War." Adelman, who led President Ronald Reagan's arms control agency, was an adviser at Reagan's 1986 Iceland summit meeting with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Using some newly declassified documents, Adelman fills out the extraordinary dialogue between the two leaders that set in motion a dramatic cut in nuclear arms.
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Obama has it harder? What garbage. In the long run maybe the threat of Islam will be bigger but not now and Obama won't be around to do anything hopefully if it becomes a bigger threat. And Obama's actions have encouraged the forces of evil. By apologizing and by pulling out of Iraq, he only encouraged the bad guys. bbm
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News / Education
Higher Education
Sep 26 2014 - The Dallas Morning News by PETER MORICI
Parents don’t need an army of economists to tell them college is too expensive.
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Government aid is what allows universities to spend more. bbm
Sep 28 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by CATHERINE RAMPELL
For–profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
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What stupidity? The real subsidization by the state is public colleges and they have no great record in terms of kids getting social science and history degrees. That is the real sham. bbm
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News / Violence / Violence-Extremist Muslims
Our Own Hundred Years? War
Sep 24 2014 - The Dallas Morning News by Mark Davis
Any Americans who have spent time complaining about America’s insufficient response to global jihad should be pleased, at least momentarily, at the news of airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria.
As one of those critics, I am more than grateful to see actual U.S. leadership in the effort to begin a response to the most dangerous front waves of radical Islam’s war against us.
But it is only the beginning of what will be necessary if we are ever to regain some stability in the Middle East’s most torrid hotbeds of terrorism.
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Who cares if the Muslims keep fighting each other? bbm
Oct 01 2014 - Mercury News by TRUDY RUBIN
Last week I praised President Obama's important speech at the United Nations that urged world leaders to reject "the cancer of violent extremism."
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So rather than a "war on ISIS," I prefer the term coined by Ryan Crocker, the distinguished former ambassador to Iraq and Syria, who calls the strategy "aggressive containment." " I prefer a war on Islam and it must be world–wide. Limiting oneself to a region will never succeed. bb
Sep 26 2014 - Mercury News by EUGENE ROBINSON
President Barack Obama began his presidency with a call for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." He will end it as a reluctant but unapologetic warrior, using U.S. military force to smash Islamic extremists and the "network of death" they have planted at the heart of the Middle East.
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Neither Obama or Robinson understand that the fundamental problem is the teachings of Islam. It is violent; it is anti–liberty. bbm
The Americanization of Islam?
Sep 25 2014 - Front Page Magazine by Robert Spencer
Boston’s WCVB.com reported Monday that “the federal government is targeting Boston and two other American cities to shut down what they are calling the U.S.–Jihad pipeline to ISIS in an attempt to stop Americans from joining the terrorist organization.” Boston apparently made this elite list because Ahmad Abousamra, “an American college graduate from Boston, who has been on the run from the FBI for years, is suspected of joining ISIS and leveraging his computer skills to spread the Iraqi terror group’s propaganda on social media.” And so now Boston is reaping what it has sown for so many years.
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And we wonder why jihadists are targeting the U.S. When your community has an outreach program to Muslims, sells property at below market prices to someone with known terrorist ties for the purpose of building a mosque, what results would you expect? js
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News / Violence / War
Civil War
Sep 28 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by BILL HOWARD
The summer of 1864 was a long, hot season of war.
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What a disaster and all just to keep the union together. Wouldn't have secession been a better answer? Lincoln made the big mistake. http://www.cavemannews.com/search.htm?q=lincoln%20secession
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News / Violence / Crime
Police actions
Sep 30 2014 - GOPUSA
The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.
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There is only one segment that I don't trust: Politicians. bbm
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News / Legal Issues
Justice Department
Sep 29 2014 - The Desert Sun by E.J. DIONNE JR.
When he announced his leave–taking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department “can and must always be a force for that which is right.”
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Holder is no Kennedy and I have a lot to dispute about Bobby. Holder is evil. "Holder leaves two big legacies in this area from which his successors must not turn away." Wrong. Voting rights under Holder have become a sham. Who can trust elections when he allow blacks to intimidate whites? When can we trust elections when we don't know who is going to vote or how often? bbm
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News / Medical
Ebola
Sep 27 2014 - The New York Times by NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a tragedy. But, more than that, the response to it has been a gross failure.
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Looks like a failure of government, as usual. bbm
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News / Welfare / Rich vs Poor
Global rich vs. poor arguments
Sep 28 2014 - Post Gazette by Paul Krugman
Liberals talk about circumstances; conservatives talk about character.
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So what. Are they bothering you, Paul? Just envy, I suspect. bbm
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Lifestyle / People and their Relationships
Women's issues
Sep 26 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
When the first version of the Paycheck Fairness Act was introduced in Congress in 2009, its sponsors likely did not anticipate that Republican lawmakers would block the common–sense law from consideration for more than five years.
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Liberals have so little understanding of the business world. Business people could care less whether their employee is a man or a woman; only they that are able to generate a profit for the business. And profit is a very good thing. bbm
Women's issues
Sep 25 2014 - Miami Herald by Leonard Pitts Jr.
With apologies to the United States Marines, Emma Watson is looking for a few good men.
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....though sexism gives men higher pay, greater opportunities and more options,...."
What garbage. It has been proven wrong, time and again. bb

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Lifestyle / Race Relations
Black issues
Sep 28 2014 - In These Times by Rick Perlstein
The riot is still ‘the language of the unheard.’
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Cops are always at fault? I don't think so. bbm
Sep 24 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by John Burnett
In my neighborhood in Harlem, an extraordinary effort is under way to cultivate the energies and talents of tech–minded youth to prepare them for an economy that is increasingly shaped by the technological innovation coming out of Silicon Valley.
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While we should continue to hold Silicon Valley accountable for hiring performance in the short term...." How about us holding the blacks responsible for their own state. bb
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