I heart Pope Frank.
He’s only got a little way to go to be a real human. He can start here:
...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.
Just had a conversation with my sister this morning about how poverty undermines health and the possibility of escaping poverty, and now come across this article. One thing mentioned here that we hadn’t talked about was the influence of the physical environment; i.e. poor people have less access to good air, green space, etc., which also influence both physical and mental health.
Why would they? They might lose “access” to the White House. Not to mention, they are owned by major corporations.
For a second, I wondered why he wanted to exempt tobacco. Then I realized, the tobacco lobby has been reduced to impotency in the United States already, so Obama had nothing to lose by that stance, and something to gain by APPEARING to care.
Such a deal.
The US press and political elite were constantly badmouthing and calling Hugo Chavez a dictator. Apparently some still would like to lay that label on him, so that when Ryan Craggs of the Huffington Post reported a recent comment by Maduro who said "he saw a distinct correlation between youth violence and superhero idolization," Craggs had to preface it with:
Nice stretch. Superhero idolization = denouncing politics and culture of the US.
He hopes that because he wants Hillary in the office, putting himself back in the White House.
Go have a laugh: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/chases-twitter-gambit-devolves-into-all-time-pr-fiasco-20131115
And while he was “managing” the program, did he not think that would be the result?
Oh. So, he did know. But he chose to keep his lucrative job and write about it after he retired, like so many who come to us after the horse has left the barn.
They saw an opportunity with that “too big to fail” promise, didn’t they?
Really, this is hard to understand in any way except to think that it was all a sham to appear to be “green” minded while actually favoring ethanol industrialists, because many, many years ago when ethanol was first introduced into the market, researchers and scientists were warning of this very thing. Ethanol industrialists and the farm chemicals industry - the incredible amounts of toxic chemicals used for growing corn has been a concern for decades as well, causing atrazine, one of the most widely used in US corn production, to be banned in Europe.
And he cares? He can’t have another term. He’s been more right-wing than any Republican before George W., and the Democrats are now even publicly hawks and corporate shills. Why would he bother to make any moves? His goal would seem to be to just stay in office and retire with the claim to fame of being the first black president (even though he’s just as white genetically speaking, and about as white as you can get politically).
A no-brainer. The man lied to Congress, which is a felony. Why is he still there?
Good luck finding those.
Really? A bank pays for deceiving regular people?
Oh. Okay, for deceiving the US government.
You poor slobs who fell for it and lost your homes…well, don’t be stupid next time.
Well, of course not.
It’s a penalty REQUEST?
One piece of evidence he withheld was an interview with the murdered woman’s mother who said the 3-year-old son of the victim saw the murder and told his grandmother that his father wasn’t home at the time. The other piece of evidence was a report that a man in a green van had been seen going into the woods behind the victim’s home.
Because THAT has worked so well for past whistleblowers. Protect their ability to bring concerns? Those we have heard about were all able to bring concerns, and they were all told to go away and mind their own business.
This is a good article, describing the realities of the ACA scam. You might want to read it all.