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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tom Tomorrow: The history of insurance

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Zogby International : Obama get big approval bump after joint session speech

Survey Finds Obama Gets a Boost From Democratic Base Supporters and Independents

UTICA, New York--Likely voters are now evenly split on whether they approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance. This represents a rebound for Obama from a similar Zogby Interactive poll completed two weeks ago.

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Tea Baggers seems to be white, uptight and full of right

The video indicates the crowd that attended the Sept. 12 event was light. The Tea Bagger crowd was not tightly packed suggesting the reports that the crowd was about 75.000 people were accurate.

Many people interviewed appeared to be undereducated. Some were ignoramuses.



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Is this reverse racism?


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Matt Latimer Book: Bush Knocked Other politicians while president

President Bush mocked other prominent politicians behind their backs as president  according to a new book by former speech writer, Matt Latimer.

This is a dangerous world," he said for no apparent reason, "and this cat (Obama) isn't remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you.""I'm trying to remember if I've met her (Sarah Palin) before. I'm sure I must have." His eyes twinkled, then he asked, "What is she, the governor of Guam?" [...]

"This woman (Palin) is being put into a position she is not even remotely prepared for," he said. "She hasn't spent one day on the national level. Neither has her family. Let's wait and see how she looks five days out."

It was a rare dose of reality in a White House that liked to believe every decision it made was great, every Republican was a genius, and McCain was the hope of the world because, well, because he chose to be a member of our party.
One of the president's staff members anxiously pulled a few of us aside. "The president is misunderstanding this proposal," he warned. "He has the wrong idea in his head. ... It wasn't that the president didn't understand what his administration wanted to do. It was that the treasury secretary didn't seem to know, changed his mind, had misled the president, or some combination of the three.
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/15/matt-latimer-book-bush-sl_n_286853.html


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How to get ahead in a conservative corproration

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Israel remains the biggest impediment to peace in the Middle East

Thirty  years ago when Secular Human was in college in the west, he met some Saudi students. The Saudis believed that time was on the side of the Arabs. They stated that it might take 50 to 100 years to beat Israel, but it would eventually happen. Rightardia suggests the Saudis had a point.


Israel is an island of 6 million Jews in the middle of an Arab sea. It is a unifying issue among Arabs. It is also not a self-sufficient nation after 50 years of US foreign aid. Although it is the smallest of nations that the US provides aid to, it it is also the biggest beneficiary of US foreign and military aid.


If Israel is unwilling to stop settlements in the West bank and follow UN Accords, the US should freeze foreign and military aid until it comes back to the table. We need to start playing hard ball with Israel. It is the best interests of Israel if we do this in the long run.


Rightardia also likes the Pope Benedict's idea of making Jerusalem an international city rather than the capital of Israel. Again the Israelis are trying to be a player in situation that affects three of the world's religions.

The construction of illegal Israeli settlements is a major sticking point to restarting peace talks [AFP]
Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has met the US special envoy to the Middle East in Jerusalem for talks on restarting stalled peace negotiations.

Netanyahu held talks with George Mitchell on Tuesday, for a meeting that was expected to focus on reaching an agreement on freezing the construction of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

But in advance of the talks, Netanyahu reaffirmed his position that Israel will not bow to US demands to completely halt the building of settlements.

In remarks to a parliamentary committee on Monday, Netanyahu rejected calls to freeze all settlement construction, but said he would consider a temporary slow-down in the rate of building.

'Reducing scope'

"They (Americans) asked us for a complete freeze and we told them that we will not do this," Netanyahu was quoted as saying by a parliamentary official.

"I told the Americans we would consider reducing the scope of construction.
"But there has to be a balance between the desire to make progress in political negotiations and the need to allow inhabitants of Judea and Samaria to continue to lead normal lives."

Netanyahu was referring to areas of the occupied West Bank. A freeze on settlement building is one of the key Palestinian conditions for the resumption of peace talks.

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has said that peace talks will not restart negotiations, on hold since December, until Israel freezes its settlement activity.

 Source: Al Jazeera and agencies
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Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 - H.R.3221

The House is also scheduled to vote on this higher education bill that intends to fully fund maximum Pell Grants amounts, would simplify student financial aid forms, and would terminate the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and replace it with the Education Department's Direct Lending program.

You can find information on the existing FFEL program at http://www.ed.gov/programs/ffel/index.htmlot. A summary of FFEL follows: 

While Bush was president, the Republicans allowed private banks to refinance students loans and many banks operated or contracted for boiler rooms to convince students to refinance their students loans at an unfavorable rate.

Wirehead was an IT administrator for one these companies until the Democrats took control of Congress and changed the law to stop this practice. Some of the upper level managers in the company he worked were making more than $5,000 a week when the GOP controlled congress. The company he worked for was a small business so other companies probably made a lot more.


According to wiki.answers.com:

Pell Grant eligibility is based on financial need. Although students with family incomes up to $45,000 may be eligible, most awards go to students with family incomes below $20,000. 

You can receive your Pell Grant once you have accepted a financial aid offer from your school. Funds are usually available at the beginning of the semester or quarter. The parent of student must fill out a financial disclosure statement in a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications to be eligible for a Pell Grant. President Obama has promised to simplify the tedious FAFSA application process.

Middle Class Warrior recently retired. While he was working, his modest family income exceeded the Pell Grant limit and he was unable to get the grant for one of his sons. Yet he has a friend who is a multi-millionaire who sent two of his children to school using Pell Grants. His affluent relative insisted "every one is eligible for Pell Grants.

It is likely the millionaire's children were able to get Pell Grants under the self-sufficiency rules for Pell Grants. The federal government is vague on what constitutes self-sufficiency. The child should not be a dependent on the parent's Income Tax 1040 form. They should also live outside of the domicile of the parents and have to be more than 50 per cent self-sufficient. 

States also have local rules when an unemployed person applies for a Pell Grant under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The child must also be able to prove that he or she is self-supporting.

Rightardia staffers always chuckle when the right wing insists that wealthy people have it bad in this country and have to bear 'the white man's burden.' Many ditto heads buy into this argument and think the country cannot function without tax cuts for the wealthy and an unequal distribution of income and wealth. As PT Barnum stated, "A sucker is born every day."

Rightardia has always contended that the wealthy are very advantaged and can hire accountants and lawyers to optimize their wealth. They also know how to benefit from government programs that were designed to help the middle class and the poor. Apparently the wealthy have figured out how to 'game' Pell grants.


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Rightardia breaks the 10,000 Netcraft site rank barrier

We just got the latest weekly rating for Rightardia from Netcraft. We are now ranked 9401 and broke into the ranks of top 10,000 Netcraft worldwide sites.

We would like to thank Secular Human, Wirehead, Rightard Whitey, and The Major for their contributions.

Middle Class Warrior, editor in chief

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Russia is demilitarizing

19:4314/09/2009

Rightardia comment: The Russians are handling their forcesize reduction differently than the US. It appears they are intent on maintaining the active duty units and reducing the size of the reserves. In the US the active forces are usually cut first because they cost so much more to operate. Any Active duty force cuts in the US usually results in a corresponding increase in reserve forces.

It is unlikely the Russians would consider such cuts if a Republican administration had won the 2008 election.

Leading Russian military expert Vitaly Shlykov spoke during one of the sessions of the Valdai Discussion Club last week about the sweeping reform of the country’s armed forces, which begins in December and will cut the number of tanks from 20,000 to 2,000 and reduce the number or reservists to just 100,000. The reform, which Shlykov described as nothing short of a revolution, will significantly affect the Kremlin’s approach to the composition of and future cuts to the country’s military arsenal.

Russian military expert Vitaly Shlykov

Shlykov, who heads the Security Policy Commission of the Defense Ministry’s Public Council, is a former deputy minister of defense and a retired colonel of the GRU military intelligence service. He is also one of the authors of the reform plan. On the margins of the conference, RIA Novosti’s Andrei Zolotov Jr. spoke to Shlykov about the upcoming drastic changes in the military.

Q. What are the components and the significance of the military reform that is underway in Russia?

A. It’s very broad, with dozens of ways in which what is going on can be understood. But the gist of it, the reason why the chief of the General Staff has said that it is the biggest reform in the last 200 years, is that Russia is giving up the mass army preparing for a large-scale war.

That old system was introduced by War Minister Dmitry Milyutin in 1874. The purpose was to have a rather small regular army for peace time and a huge pool of reservists, five or six times the size of the regular army. And that was followed for almost 150 years. That explains the existence of so many divisions, so many tanks which were a part of so-called “empty divisions.”

The majority of Russian divisions consisted of a couple of hundred officers of different ranks, a small company of soldiers, and lots of equipment stored at the base. And in the case of war, conscripts would be called up and the division would be considered to be combat ready.

Q. And what comes instead?

A. Instead comes a much smaller army if we consider the reserves as a part of it. The reserves are gone. The General Staff thinks that it is sufficient to have about 100,000 reservists and 1,000,000 strength of a regular army.

Q. So, basically, there is no more mobilization?

A. No mobilization, no large-scale war, no threats from NATO. Why was the threat of the NATO so popular with the military? Because it allowed them to keep up the old system, this mobilization system, and consider themselves useful, though the regular officers of those divisions have been doing nothing for the last 15 years -- no military training, no re-education. We had 20,000 tanks, now 2,000 tanks will be left. The rest will be turned into scrap.

Q. And what kind of effect is it going to have on Russian nuclear arsenal?

A. Well, the military ought to be not necessarily prepared for a large-scale war, but certainly ought not exclude it completely from its planning. And for the time being nukes are the replacement - and mostly tactical nukes, because strategic nukes are a political weapon.

The tactical nukes are actually the replacement for those reserves, dozens and dozens of reserve divisions in case of something happening. It is not considered a real threat at the present time. But when they speak about Chinese spread or NATO spread, you cannot just dismiss it as something impossible.

Still, in the planning and they ask: “Are you ready to respond to a large-scale Chinese attack?” Of course, those small brigades of 3,000-4,000 men would not be serious force compared to the Chinese. So what about the nukes?

That’s the old tactic of NATO against the Soviet Union, when it had an overwhelming conventional power in Europe. NATO was relying on nukes. That’s not a new project, just takes over the old NATO approach to…

Q. The Soviet army?

A. Well, yes, there is nothing new under the moon…

Q. And what about the sergeants?

A. Lots of experts – and I was pretty vocal about this – were saying that an army cannot exist without professional sergeants - sergeants who stay with soldiers beyond the time of their compulsory service.

But the Russian sergeants were conscripts, they were serving among the people the same age. And with this hazing, with the two years of service, the soldiers of the second year of service, the so-called “old soldiers,” consider themselves superior to regular sergeants. So, an army was existing without sergeants, and officers were taking over for them. That is intolerable! But it was tolerated for more than 20 years.

Now, from December 1, we are starting to educate regular sergeants, prepare them at special schools, with the length of studies from two and a half years to three years. They will be well paid even when studying. They are promised to get at least 35,000 rubles -- that is more than $1,000 per month - after graduating from those schools. And they are eager to serve!

Well, it is a step forward. It is not a solution, because we do not have a real hierarchy of sergeants as most armies have. But still, it’s a start, it’s a step in the right direction.

Q. But there has been a lot of talk about a need for military reform and announced reforms over the past 15 to 20 years, most of which do not seem to have come through. What makes you believe that this one can go through?

A. Because it is not really a reform. Not many people remember that President Vladimir Putin said in 2003 that the reforms were finished. There will be no reforms, there will be modernization, he said, because the word “reforms” had been used by different defense ministers in uniform coming from different services. Under the cover of the term “reform” they were settling their accounts with competing services.

The paratroopers would start reducing the infantry, when paratrooper Pavel Grachev was the minister. When the minister was Marshal Igor Sergeyev from the Strategic Missile Forces, he wanted to unite under him all nuclear forces with naval submarines, strategic bombers, and everything, taking all the money for the strategic service, and so on. That made everybody unhappy and brought clashes. Actually the service chiefs were destroying each other using the term “reform.”

That is why “reform” is not the term, it is not applicable actually to what is being done. It is a revolution actually, which Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has launched. He said it is a “new look” army. Well, December 1 will be the point of no return: Russia, unnoticed by most observers, will have a new army.

Only 100 percent strength in all the brigades, divisions, army corps. Reserve regiments are gone. It is certainly a revolution! And it is difficult to accept with the military mind, that is why lots of officers are unhappy about what is going on. But it should have been done, in my opinion, five, 10 - maybe even better - 15 years ago. What’s being done is overdue. But it’s painful.

source: http://en.rian.ru/valdai_op/20090914/156124823.html

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Tea Baggers and Glen Beck are using communist images

Not too long ago, Glenn Beck came up with a convoluted reading of the art that was commissioned in the 1930s for the Rockefeller Center.

But let’s take a look at something more recent, and a lot less convoluted, shall we?

By now, you are familiar the Tea Bagger march on September 12, 2009, when almost 60,000 people magically became up to 2 million people? Let’s take a close look at the logo for that march, shall we?

Notice the red fist that is a symbol of communism. Add a hammer and a sickle and you could find this poster in Tiananmen Square or Pyongyang. Notice how the socialist fist in placed in front to the capitol building that is blue. Blue is the color of the Democratic Party while red is the color of Republicans and communists.

Are the Tea Baggers saying they want communists or socialists in power and Democrats out with this imagery?

beck_taxpayer_logo

Notice the clenched fists? Does it remind you of anything? (Red Clenched Fists?)

It looks very Communist, doesn’t it? Could Glen Beck be a secret communist who has infiltrated Fox News and is trying to destroy the Murdock Evil Empire by alienating advertisers? Did Fox News hire John Stossel, the libertarian wing nut, to replace Beck?

PLP_communist_logo

This sounds like a communist plot, doesn't it?

Thanks to LTSaloon to bringing the conspiracy to our attention: http://ltsaloon.org/archives/4303

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Quote of the Week


Rightardia comment: It is amusing how both he left and the right try to claim the intellectual and religious heritage of Jesus. Rightard Whitey, our political editor, suggests both camps are wrong and using historical present mindedness to judge a man who lived 2,000 years ago when the world was a very different place is pointless. 

Jesus was certainly not a conservative. He advocated fundamental social change, not the status quo.


Gennady Zyuganov, current leader of the Russian Communist Party:

The first communist ever was Jesus Christ. He was the first person on the planet to say – care for the poor, the orphans, and the suffering.

I’ve studied all the religions of the world. There are some who can just talk about the Bible, but I actually know the Bible very well. If you read the Sermon on the Mount of Jesus Christ, and the Moral Code of the Builder of Communism – they are identical.

And the main communist slogan is the same as in Paul’s epistle to the Thessalonians: he, who doesn’t work, shall not eat. I also know the Quaran very well. I’ve studied Hinduism, Baptism and going all the way back to mono-worshippers of Zoroaster – I know all the religious movements of the world.

And suddenly I’ve realized that almost all of them have the same main idea. Which is – love your neighbor as yourself. The human race realized even back then.

Otherwise – we’ll perish. You’ll see that the 21st century starts with a new impetus to realize this idea. Otherwise, the space ship called the Earth is doomed.


http://www.russiatoday.com/Politics/2009-04-22/_Christ_was_the_first_communist____Communist_Party_leader.html

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“US problem in Latin America could have been avoided”






28 August, 2009, 20:47

A military agreement between the United States and Columbia has caused an uproar in Latin America which could have been avoided, as Michael Shifter from the Inter-American Dialogue Policy Center told RT.

The US and Columbia have agreed on a 10-year deal allowing the United States to buff up its military presence in the country – and though the Columbian government says that it is aimed at stopping drug trafficking and combating extremism, the news is not being welcomed by Latin American leaders.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has already threatened to break off diplomatic ties with neighboring Columbia, calling the deal an “act of war” and “betrayal”.

And though the US anticipated the negative reaction of Hugo Chavez and some of the hard-line governments, the opposition by the more moderate Brazil and Chile was completely unexpected, Michael Shifter says.

“The US hasn’t learned the lesson that if there’s some sort of agreement that has to do with the use of military resources of the United States in Latin America, this is going to arouse a lot of suspicions… that is going to be a problem,” Shifter says.

He has added that the US didn’t really lay the groundwork before doing this and they didn’t consult neighboring countries. Shifter believes this was a decision made at the bureaucratic agency level that didn’t even get to the highest political levels – and the US is paying a price for that.

http://www.russiatoday.com/Politics/2009-08-28/us-columbia-military-deal.html#

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Venezuela predictably reacts to US buildup in Colombia






14 September, 2009, 18:12

Russia will lend $2.2 billion to Venezuela, says President Hugo Chavez after his visit to Moscow. The money will help Venezuela’s military potential, which Chavez deems crucial as US influence grows in the region.

President Hugo Chavez says his country is buying nearly 100 T-72 tanks and an S-300 air-defense system, using a more than $2 billion loan it got from Russia.

The announcement was made just days after President Chavez's two-day visit to Moscow, during which he recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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“We have good relations with Venezuela both military, economic and cultural. There is no embargo on the selling of arms to this country so if it wants to buy our military hardware, we are ready to supply it,” explains Vladimir Travkin, editor-in-chief of the, Latin America magazine.

It comes as Colombia is planning to allow the United States access to seven military bases in the country, officially to help it in the war against drugs and left-wing guerillas.

But Venezuela says it’s a threat to its national security as it holds some of the largest oil reserves in the world.

President Chavez stresses the new measures are strictly for protection from the Empire – a term the President often uses when referring to the United States.

“It's doubtful the US will engage in a war with Venezuela. American soldiers are already fighting and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. But any leader with some self-respect has to think about how to protect his country from potential threats,” says Viktor Litovkin, an analyst from Independent Military Review newspaper.

The S-300 is planned to be the foundation of Venezuela's air-defense shield.

Developed in the USSR and produced in Russia, it's designed to knockout planes and ballistic missiles. Its radars can simultaneously track up to one hundred targets while engaging up to twelve.

Chavez says he also plans to buy other air-defense systems from Russia with Venezuela's military already being the most powerful in Latin America.

http://www.russiatoday.com/Top_News/2009-09-14/russian-tanks-latin-america.html#

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Ad Boycott Costs Glenn Beck more than 50% of Ad Dollars



September 14, 2009

Contact: Brandon Hatler – DumpGlennBeck@gmail.com

OAKLAND, CA
— The advertising boycott of Glenn Beck has cost the controversial host more than half of his estimated advertising revenue since it was launched by ColorOfChange.org a month ago. This according to data analyzed from industry sources.

Estimated advertising revenue [the total amount of advertising money being spent during a block of commercial time for a program] was collected on a week-by-week basis for a period of two months. According to the data collected, the amount of money spent by national advertisers on Beck’s program per week was at its highest at approximately $1,060,000, for the week ending August 2, 2009.

ColorOfChange.org launched their campaign at the end of that week and since then, 62 advertisers have distanced themselves from Beck. Data collected for the week ending September 6, 2009 shows Beck’s estimated ad revenue at $492,000, equal to a loss of $568,000.

“Fox News Channel has consistently claimed they haven’t lost revenue as advertisers abandon Glenn Beck, but the numbers prove otherwise,” said James Rucker, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org.

“Fox News Channel has a limited amount of ad positions. If 62 companies refuse to run ads on two of their 24 hours of programming, they are losing inventory. No matter how high Beck’s ratings have been lately, advertisers still see Beck as toxic and don't want him associated with their brands. There is no way that Fox News Channel is making the money they should be making with Glenn Beck.”

ColorOfChange.org launched its campaign against Beck last month after the Fox News Channel host called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people” during an appearance on Fox & Friends, remarks that they say indicates a pattern of race-baiting and fear-mongering on Beck's part.

ColorOfChange.org called on its members to sign a petition urging companies who advertise on Glenn Beck to cut off their advertising support of his work. To date, over 180,000 people have signed the petition and 62 companies have pledged to not run any additional advertisements during Glenn Beck’s show.

Speaking about the current roster of advertisers on Beck's show, Rucker said, “It’s clear that we are making an impact at Fox News Channel – data that we have for last week shows that Beck’s top three advertisers were Beachbody (creator of P90X Exercise Equipment), Egg Genie and Telebrands (creator of Jupiter Jack).”

The following is a list of the companies who have distanced themselves from Glenn Beck: Aegon, Ashley Furniture, Airware Inc. (makers of Brez anti-snoring aids), Allergan (maker of Restasis), Ally Bank (a unit of GMAC Financial Services), Ancestry.com, Applebee’s, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Binder & Binder, Blaine Labs Inc., Broadview Security, Campbell Soup Company, Capital One, ConAgra, Clorox, CVS, The Dannon Company, DirecTv, Discover, Ditech, The Elations Company, Experian (creator of FreeCreditReport.com), Farmers Insurance Group, GEICO, General Mills, HSBC, Humana, ICAN Benefit Group Insurance, Infiniti, Jelmar (manufacturer of CLR All-Purpose Cleaner) Johnson & Johnson (makers of Tylenol), Jordan McKenna Debt Counseling Network, Kraft, Lawyers.com, Lowe’s, Luxottica Retail (retail parent of LensCrafters and Pearle Vision), Men’s Wearhouse, Mercedes-Benz, NutriSystem, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, RadioShack, Re-Bath, Regions Financial Corporation, Roche, Sam (Store and Move), SC Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Sargento, Simplex Healthcare (creator of the Diabetes Care Club), Sprint, State Farm Insurance, Traveler’s Insurance, Travelocity, United States Postal Service, The UPS Store, Verizon Wireless, Vonage, Wal-Mart and Wyeth Consumer Healthcare.

With more than 600,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the largest African-American online political organization in the country.

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Obama: Kanye West Is A "jackass"

First Posted: 09-14-09 02:13 PM | Updated: 09-15-09 01:57 AM

Kanye West is an odd fish (South Park)

During a CNBC interview on Monday, President Obama called Kanye West a "jackass" regarding his behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA).

West interruped Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs here. Obama's colorful remark was actually made in an off-the-record portion of the interview that was tweeted -- and then deleted -- by ABC News reporter Terry Moran.

"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential," Moran wrote.

West appeared on the Leno show last night and apologized for the outburst. Leno asked West what his deceased mother would have thought of the outburst. West was speechless and started to tear up.

West would be smart to just make money in the entertainment industry and just STFU. Few people care about this 'odd fishes' opinions about music industry awards. He should face up to the reality that he is not a world class talent like Michael Jackson.

source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/obama-kanye-is-a-jackass_n_286623.html'

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Michele Bachmann: Joe Wilson is my BFF

 
Well, isn't that special! Joe Wilson is Michelle Bachmann's BFF. 




source: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/09/michele_bachman_16.php


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How many attended the tea bagger event?


This wasn't a million man march. Estimates are  between 250,000 to 500,000. 

source: http://reason.com/blog/show/136065.html

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Lou Dobb's: Health care in Chile

Kitty Pilgrim narrates a video on Chilean  health care.



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Students react to the president’s school speech

MON, SEPTEMBER 14, 5:42 PM EST
Posted by Jesse Lee
The President's speech welcoming students back to school last week focused on a number of messages that all parents can get behind. He told them to take responsibility for their educations, to not only stay in school but to thrive, and to appreciate what they have. If the reactions of eight seniors at the School Without Walls in Washington, DC, were any indication, these messages got through to at least some of America’s students – watch the video from the Department of Education:
 


source: White House blog

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Gallup Poll: Two in Three Americans against Rep. Joe Wilson’s Outburst

source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/122942/Two-Three-Americans-Oppose-Rep-Joe-Wilson-Outburst.aspx


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Tea Bagger event used old 2004 photos to create false impression of crowd size

PM   |   Updated: 09-14-09 06:28 PM


Tea Party protesters trying to tout the size of their march on Washington last weekend have been passing around a photo of a packed National Mall. But the picture is years old.

Politifact asked Pete Piringer, public affairs officer for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Department, if the rally was big enough to fill that space. Piringer said no -- and moreover, the picture can't be from 2009.

"It was an impressive crowd," he said. But after marching down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol the crowd "only filled the Capitol grounds, maybe up to Third Street," he said.
Yet the photo showed the crowd sprawling far beyond that to the Washington Monument, which is bordered by 15th and and 17th Streets.
There's another big problem with the photograph: it doesn't include the National Museum of the American Indian, a building located at the corner of Fourth St. and Independence Ave. that opened on Sept. 14, 2004. (Looking at the photograph, the building should be in the upper right hand corner of the National Mall, next to the Air and Space Museum.)
That means the picture was taken before the museum opened exactly five years ago. So clearly the photo doesn't show the "tea party" crowd from the Sept. 12 protest.
Rightardia comment: The Major used to be a photo officer and noticed the first photos of the event were  tightly cropped and shot from odd angles. Rightardia published an article suggesting the crowd did not appear to have much depth. See http://rightardia.blogspot.com/2009/09/tea-party-march-on-washington-looks.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/912-tea-party-photo-false_n_286082.html

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Reid, Pelosi Thank Union Members, Pledge Action

by Seth Michaels, Sep 13, 2009

The 2009 AFL-CIO Convention just got a message from the top leaders in Congress: We stand with you and with America’s workers.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the leader of the U.S. House, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) each delivered a video message to the opening session of the convention.

Pelosi thanked outgoing AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the union movement, crediting union members with taking the lead in winning a pro-worker Congress and giving them the momentum needed to pass legislation that really changed lives. Pelosi said:
On behalf of the Congress, I thank all of you for your leadership for America’s working families.

Pelosi pointed to the minimum wage, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as successes for all workers that would have been impossible without the work of the union movement. She noted that, with President Barack Obama as a partner, we’re closer than ever to the long-term goals of making the economy and the health care system work for everyone again:
Today, you are organizing, marching, and leading the charge in the fight of our lives, to provide affordable, quality and accessible health care to everyone, and we will win.
Thank you to the AFL-CIO, for your commitment to progress and prosperity. Onward to victory.
Reid said that, thanks to the hard work of union members around the country, we’re making real progress to fixing an economy that was leaving too many behind:
We demanded a new direction for our country. Together we stood up…we knew the challenges we faced were not created in a day, and we knew they would not be fixed overnight. We also knew we had no time to waste.
We’ve made a good start, but we have so much more to do.
Reid pointed to successes in creating jobs, in helping children get health care and helping students go to college. He also said he wants to swiftly pass the Employee Free Choice Act.
I’m as committed today as ever to passing the Employee Free Choice Act and making it law.
It’s a sign of the changes the union movement has helped to make in this country that the top leaders in Congress are so enthusiastic to offer thanks to union members at this Convention.


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Iraqi shoe chucker about to be freed

The journalist who threw a shoe at George W. Bush is a national hero.  The Iraqis even have a shoe monument to honor the shoe chucking.



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What does Kanye West and Rep. Joe Wilson have in common?

Both are rude. Both are racist. Both broke the rules.

Kanye West should know better because he threw a fit like this once before when he didn't get an award for one of his music videos.

Rep. Joe Wilson knows that House rules are strict and he should be censured in the House for his boorish behavior. Rightardia applauds Beyonce Knowles for having some class.




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Chavez says Venezuela to get Russian air defense missiles

 'RIA Novosti' newswire 09:4312/09/2009
Alexey Nikolskiy

MOSCOW, September 12 (RIA Novosti) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that Caracas is to receive Russian 'short-range missiles.' Most likely these missiles would be the export version of the SA-21 Growler or S-400 Triumf. Russia has given Chavez a $2 billion credit to purchase the missiles and Russian main battle tanks according to BBC News.
Chavez was speaking after returning home from a 10-day world tour, including a visit to Russia.

"Soon some little rockets are going to be arriving," he said at the presidential palace. "They can fly 300 kms. And they don't miss their targets."

"We are not going to attack anybody, these are just defence tools, because we are going to defend our country from any threat, wherever it may come from," he went on.

He did not say how many missiles would be delivered.

Chavez also said Venezuela would buy Russian T-72 and T-90 tanks

Venezuela is embroiled in a dispute with neighboring Colombia over its plans to allow U.S. troops to deploy to the country.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday after Kremlin talks with Chavez that Russia would sell Venezuela tanks and other types of military equipment.

His announcement came after Chavez had said that Venezuela would recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Russia recognized the former Georgian republics as independent states shortly after last August's war with Georgia, which began when Georgian forces attacked South Ossetia in a bid to bring it under central control.
Rightardia has been following defense developments in Venezuela for a long time. Columbia outspends Venezuela on defense by more than 2:1 and the US is increasing its military presence in Columbia to combat narco-trafficking.

Update:

According to Chavez, the air defense network will comprise Russian-made S-300 (SA-10a Grumble), Buk-M2 (SA-6 "Gainful") and Pechora (SA-3 Goa) air defense systems to ensure the protection of Venezuelan air space and key infrastructure from various ranges.

The deal with Russia, struck during a visit to Moscow by Chavez last week, also includes the purchase of 92 T-72 main battle tanks and an undisclosed number of Smerch multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

There is one missile, the  40N6 2000 that has a 400 km (250mile) range. This missile was first associated with the Russian S-400 air defence system.
source: http://en.rian.ru/world/20090912/156102885.html
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Didn't we hear this same health care debate 150 years ago?


source: http://open.salon.com/

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Gallup: Obama rating continues to rise after joint session speech

The Republicans are trying hard to margianilize Obama, but they can't make anything stick, try as they may.



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CNN: America Unplugged

Computers, cell phones and other electronics won't need plugs 2:38

Researchers create cordless electricity, saying plugs and batteries could be obsolete soon. CNN's Josh Levs reports. A fundamental questions is the electrical efficiency of the technology. It is convenient, but will it raise your electrical bill?  

A cordless future for electricity?




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Health care Fascism 101: If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.

Free Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants?
September 11th, 2009 by Karina

Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about components of America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, including the thoroughly debunked myth that the House bill will provide taxpayer-financed health coverage for undocumented immigrants. The facts disprove their politically divisive distortions and, in some cases, simple misunderstandings of what’s in the bill.

Myth: The House bill will provide undocumented immigrants with free, taxpayer-financed health coverage.

Fact: This myth has been thoroughly debunked by at least four independent organizations and news media outlets:

The nonpartisan Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact.com debunked this myth as a “Pants On Fire” lie:

In fact, the legislation specifically states that ‘undocumented aliens’ will not be eligible for credits to help them buy health insurance, in Section 246 on page 143. The bottom line here is the e-mail is making things up. The bill does not say anything close to ‘All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services.’ We rate this chain e-mail statement Pants on Fire!

FactCheck.org debunked this myth as one of “Twenty-Six Lies About H.R. 3200″:

That’s simply not what the bill says at all. …The bill does explicitly say that illegal immigrants can’t get any government money to pay for health care. Page 143 states: ‘Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.’ And as we’ve said before, current law prohibits illegal immigrants from participating in government health care programs.

Newsweek debunked this myth as one of the “Five Biggest Lies in the Health Care Debate”:

The House bill doesn’t give anyone free health care…Will they be eligible for subsidies to buy health insurance? The House bill says that “individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States” will not be allowed to receive subsidies.

The Associated Press debunked this myth in their “Spin meter” article:

Grover Norquist, president of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, criticized the proposed changes to Medicare … ‘It’s $500 billion that won’t be going to the elderly,’ Norquist said. He added that to achieve Obama’s goal of universal coverage, the savings will go to ‘illegal immigrants, people who can self-insure, and healthy 30-year olds who don’t want to pay for insurance.’ None of the health care bills provides coverage for illegal immigrants.

Source: Nancy Pelosi blog, "The Gavel"

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Russian military denies existence of new 'super-tank'

'RIA Novosti' newswire
Rightardia comment: The Russians had numerous problems with the T-80 tanks in the Georgian conflict. The turbine engines were unreliable and Israeli manufactured anti-tank weapons smoked a bunch of T-80s. If the Russians were developing a new tank, it would be a new and improved version of the T-90 that developed from the T-72.
Recent reports in open sources suggest that the Black Eagle program has been halted due to the acceptance of the T-90 into the Russian military.
by Aleksey Vladykin
 

MOSCOW, September 13 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian military has denied the existence of a new-generation main battle tank (MBT) based on T-80 design and featuring explosive reactive armor and a box-shaped turret.

The Russian media has recently resumed discussion of the secret tank, dubbed Black Eagle, which was developed by the Omsk Transmash design bureau and whose pictures were shown in several publications and on the Internet.

"There was no such project...and those 20-year-old pictures show a mock-up of a futuristic tank which remained just a product of someone's imagination," Col. Vladimir Voitov, head of research at the Main Directorate of the Armored Troops, said in an interview with the Echo Moskvy radio on Saturday.

He added that he was aware of a prototype of an experimental tank, but insisted that 'the turret of the vehicle did not have anything inside."

According to the Russian media, an early prototype of the Black Eagle was shown at an arms exposition in Siberia, in June 1999. It appeared to be based on a lengthened T-80U hull, and to have very thick front armor and new-generation Kaktus explosive reactive armor.

However, recent reports in open sources suggest that the Black Eagle program has been halted due to the acceptance of the T-90, built by the Uralvagonzavod plant, into the Russian military in the mid-1990s.

In addition, Russia has reportedly opted for Uralvagonzavod as the developer and manufacturer of a new-generation MBT, which will most likely have a designation as T-95.

Sergei Mayev, head of the Federal Service for Defense Contracts (Rosoboronzakaz) told a news conference in July 2008 that the Russian Armed Forces would start receiving new-generation tanks superior to the T-90 main battle tank after 2010.

The new tank will feature better firepower, maneuverability, electronics and armor protection than the T-90 MBT.

Its speed will increase from 30-50 kph to 50-65 kph (19-31 mph to 31-40 mph).

According to some sources, the new tank may be equipped with a 152-mm smoothbore gun capable of firing guided missiles with a range of 6,000-7,000 meters.

In comparison, the T-90 MBT has a 125-mm 2A46M smoothbore gun, which can fire AT-11 Sniper anti-tank guided missiles with a range of 4,000 meters.

source: http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20090913/156108570.html

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Snap or Jelly bracelets are driving the fundies crazy

Christian right wing groups claim that girls are wearing snap bracelets that indicate how far they will go. Is this 'spin the bottle' on steroids?

In Snap, if a boy breaks a jelly bracelet off a girl's wrist, he gets the particular sexual reward indicated by the color of that bracelet.

Christian fundamentalist are having a cow over these bracelets.


Email excerpt contributed by Sharon P., 4 Dec. 2003:

Subject: Colored Bracelets and our Children! A MUST READ!
For any of you that have children... please read! Well there was a story on KMOV and the link is at the bottom. I would have never thought this but the times are definitely changing! Read the story..
*****************************************************
To all of my Concerned Christian Crew (CCC):

Please take time to read. Just another reason why the Bible directs us to ALWAYS pray.
Have you heard about the bracelets that have been banned in the middle school in O'Fallon. 

I did a show on it last night because 75% of our kids go to Fulton Middle School and their school was featured on Channel 4 Wednesday night for the principal banning them. The young girls have been wearing colored jelly bracelets. Each color indicates the sexual favors they will perform. I had no idea this was going on...so last night...after confirming all of the facts with KMOV Channel 4 television station....I did a show on it. 

After researching the story....I found out that this began in Florida and is now spreading nationwide. The kids confirmed that they knew about the bracelets and even educated me what each color means.

The Blue is Oral
The red is no condom
Black is with a condom
Red & Black is a 69 position
Pink is.....licking butt
Green is..upper body only

Can you believe these are our 11-13 year olds.

The colors vary widely by region as you can see in this 'Official Snap Chart.' 




source: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_jelly_bracelets.htm and http://www.thespeciousreport.com/2003_snap.html


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Weekly presidential Address: Losing Insurance Can Happen to Anybody

Blog

SAT, SEPTEMBER 12, 2:00 AM EST

Posted by Jesse Lee


The President discusses a staggering new report from the Treasury Department indicating that under the status quo, around half of all Americans under 65 will lose their health coverage at some point over the next ten years. He pledges not to allow this future to unfold: "In the United States of America, no one should have to worry that they'll go without health care – not for one year, not for one month, not for one day. And once I sign my health reform plan into law – they won't."

source: White House blog

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Virginia Guberantorial candidate drops F-bomb

Rightardia wrote another article recently on Bob McDonnell college thesis. 

Bob McDonnell (R-VA)

In Republican Robert F. McDonnell's 20-year-old graduate thesis, he wrote about working women, homosexuals and "fornicators." McDonnell stated his views have moderated over the years. Now, the F-bomb incident. 

Radio host Mark Plotkin asked if McDonnell would consider increasing in the state gasoline tax to help fund the transportation budget. McDonnell said no, and uttered the expletive during his response.

"So no tax will be raised during your four-year term?," Plotkin asked.

McDonnell answered: "I'm going to find other ways to be able to fund transportation. I've outlined 12 f---g funding mechanisms that are creative, that are entrepreneurial."

The McDonnell audio is at the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/12/gop-gubernatorial-candida_n_284605.html


source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/12/gop-gubernatorial-candida_n_284605.html

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Health care anthem: We're Number 37

Rightardia  hopes Paul Hipp's song catches on like wild fire. It needs to be played at Democratic health care rallies.

Republicans like to tell every one that the US is the greatest country in the world. How can that be true if we can't fix health care that excludes nearly 16 per cent of our population?

Here is a song celebrating our proud ranking in the World Health Organization's list of world health systems for all the obstructionist hecklers to sing as they continue down the road to total irrelevance. Enjoy!!



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source: Huffington Post

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Sarah Palin wins an Emmy?

LOS ANGELES — Is Tina Fey an Emmy winner? You betcha. Fey received an Emmy Award on Saturday for her impersonation of Republican vice presidential contender Sarah Palin on "SNL."

Fey thanked "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels and her parents, "who are lifelong Republicans for their patience."

She was honored at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys, which recognizes technical and other achievements for the 2008-09 season and preceded next weekend's main ceremony.

Fey has the chance for more awards: She could repeat as best actress in a comedy series for "30 Rock."

Read the rest of the story at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/12/tina-fey-wins-emmy-for-sa_n_284757.html

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