Thursday, January 30, 2014

There was a time when the ASPCA played a larger role in society.

Much of it's power resulted from protecting work horses in the city. But, the first human child abuse case was recognized because if horses could be protected, why can't children. 

How One Girl's Plight Started the Child-Protection Movement

Mary Ellen’s story marked the beginning of a world-wide crusade (click here) to save children. Over the years, in the re-telling of Mary Ellen Wilson’s story, myth has often been confused with fact. Some of the inaccuracies stem from colorful but erroneous journalism, others from simple misunderstanding of the facts, and still others from the complex history of the child protection movement in the United States and Great Britain and its link to the animal welfare movement. While it is true that Henry Bergh, president of the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), was instrumental in ensuring Mary Ellen’s removal from an abusive home, it is not true that her attorney -- who also worked for the ASPCA -- argued that she deserved help because she was “a member of the animal kingdom.”

The real story -- which can be pieced together from court documents, newspaper articles, and personal accounts -- is quite compelling, and it illustrates the impact that a caring and committed individual can have on the life of a child....

I am sure when the ASPCA was quite powerful they carried weapons. They had to remove abused horses from their business owners. It probably got very ugly.

I do believe these problems are handled by county animal control officers, carrying weapons that respond to complains of inhumane treatment of animals. So, there you have it. Weapons are sometimes necessary in enforcing humane rights to animals and people. 

It is good to see peace talks are going so well.

By Associated Press 
Published: January 29
Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (click here) called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the world's most anti-Semitic leader, AFP reported on Thursday. 

"Since Ahmadinejad left the political stage, Abu Mazen [Abbas] is the number one leader in injecting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel poison," Yuval Steinitz said, at the Institute for National Security Studies conference at Tel Aviv University last Sunday. 

"Under Abu Mazen, the level of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement in the [Palestinian] Authority has reached new heights, where the bottom line is the destruction of Israel. As someone who denied the Holocaust in his youth, he today denies the very existence of the Jewish people and their right to their own state," he told the annual security conference, according to a transcript on the INSS website.

Abbas' spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rudeina, responded to Steinitz's comments by accusing Israel of inciting against Abbas and calling on the United States to intervene...

Well, it is some degree of solace to know independent documentarians are the only ones worked over when they enter the country. Forbid an Israeli businessman is inconvenienced. I am sure if the person in front of him in line were a documentarian from Palestine the view would be very different. So now that there has been an inconvenience the UN treats Israel like a punching bag. My, my, my.

I have lived all my life in Israel, (click here) and I consider myself to be quite knowledgeable about Israeli matters. Yet last week, it was in New York that I found out how much I still have to learn.

The event I was invited to was The Israel Summit, the brainchild of Joseph Hyman, president of the Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy (CEJP). When I was asked by the officer at the passport control at Newark what was the purpose of my visit, being an Israeli and jet-legged, I mispronounced that long title, which almost got me into trouble.

Yet I remembered what Hyman had told me, and I managed to explain to the officer that the summit was a forum modeled after Venture Capital Investment Conferences, where philanthropists and foundations gathered to hear some outstanding pro-Israeli organizations showcasing their innovative work and financial needs. 

Much to the chagrin of the people in line behind me, the officer wanted to hear more, and finally, upon rewarding my passport with the long-awaited stamp, he suggested that maybe the public should have been invited.

Possession of Pot in Israel is illegal but decriminalized. The smugglers must have found the decriminalized market good enough. Israel should be seeking to meet with Egyptian leadership to find a way to better the economy of Egypt and put people back to work rather than riot. I am sure the looting is good and will put crumbs on the dinner table, but, isn't enough already?

I am just wondering, is this what the rockets are all about? The smugglers? I bet they are part of it. Why doesn't Israel subscribe to medical marijuana and the smugglers will lose their decriminalized market. Betcha. I applaud Israel for the consistent demand for respect by securing their borders, but, they have to know there will be added aggression because of it. Someone was making money that isn't making money now.

By Maayan Lubell

ISRAEL-EGYPT BORDER, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Israel's newly fortified Egyptian (click here) border has delivered a severe blow to drug smugglers, forcing its hashish and marijuana smokers to deal with a new kind of high - soaring prices.

The ravines that snake past rocky red mountains once provided a popular, low-risk route for traffickers to run drugs, women and African migrants into Israel over the southern frontier along Egypt's Sinai desert.

But with a rise in Islamist militant violence in Sinai, Israel in 2011 accelerated the fortification of the border with a five-metre (16-foot)-high fence, state-of-the art surveillance and special military forces - with a crippling side effect for smugglers.

I thank Israel for offering human rights to those without it. Medical refugees. Certainly, when Russia and Syria reflect on this violence and the outcome of the people they will dedicate themselves to ending it. There has to be a result to stop this killing. There also has to be a resolve to remove those chemical weapons. I realize currently, securing the chemicals is important until the ships arrive, but, the ships will be there soon.

NAHARIYA, Israel — Two brothers, (click here) ages 10 and 8, were playing marbles outside their home in a town in Syria when a rocket decapitated the older one and critically wounded his sibling. Having rushed the surviving child to a local hospital, the mother recalled, medics told her: “If you want to save your son, you should take him to Israel.”
A few days later, the boy and his mother, 34, arrived at Western Galilee Hospital here in Nahariya, on the Mediterranean coast. The traumatized boy told the staff how he had seen his brother’s head fly....

And I might point out, Israel has a magnificent brain trust. It is world class and the country's companies compete globally. Yes, they compete against the USA. Think about it. Some want to limit jobs to menial labor for Americans while making education more expensive. I don't think that is wise.

Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:18am EST

(Reuters) - Israel's Oramed, (click here) which is racing Novo Nordisk of Denmark to develop the world's first insulin pill, moved a step closer to its goal on Thursday by announcing successful results from a small mid-stage test.
The oral drug delivery specialist said its insulin capsule had met all primary and secondary endpoints in a Phase IIa clinical trial and it now plans to launch a larger mid-stage study in the third quarter.

Shares in the Nasdaq-listed company opened 10 percent higher at $28.50 on the news. The stock has surged from around $4 since the end of 2012 on rising hopes for its insulin pill.

The concept of oral insulin as a way to relieve diabetics of several daily injections has been around since the 1930s, but making it a reality is extremely difficult because insulin is destroyed by enzymes in the digestive system.

Oramed believes that it has now found a solution to allow enough insulin to survive the onslaught of digestive juices to still do some good....

Georgia Governor apologizes for the lack of preparedness

Last Updated Jan 30, 2014 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal(click here) took responsibility Thursday for the poor storm preparations that led to an epic traffic jam in Atlanta and forced drivers to abandon their cars or sleep in them overnight when a storm dumped a couple of inches of snow....

Fine. That doesn't change the hardship on the people and there are families surrounded by grief tonight because they lost members in a traffic jam. Those families need to be compensated for their losses. The people that died were bread winners in those families. They were mothers and fathers that provided valuable time with their families. The State of Georgia needs to do more than apologize, they need to recognize these families were their responsibility and they failed them.

No one heard about the Australian government seeking censorship against their press.

Think the reporting and Op-Ed pages of Edward Snowden.

January 30, 2013
Jonathan Swan and Matthew Knott

The Abbott government has launched an "efficiency study" into the ABC (click here) – a move that will exacerbate the already extraordinary pressure on the national broadcaster.

As revealed by Fairfax Media, the government's review into ABC spending and work practices will begin in February....

..."It is not a study of the quality of the national broadcaster's programs, products and services, or the responsibilities set out in their charters but of the efficiency of the delivery of those services to the Australian public.''...

Of course, since the Murdoch papers back government without question it doesn't apply to them.

January 30, 2014 - 11:18AM
Jonathan Swan
Tanya Plibersek has defended the ABC (click here) against Tony Abbott's attacks and the speculated termination of the broadcaster's $223 million Australia Network contract.
The Prime Minister's attacks on the ABC, in which he accused the broadcaster of lacking sufficient patriotism in its journalism, were now escalating into a "petty tit-for-tat exchange" which threatened the ABC's soft diplomacy arm, Ms Plibersek said.
"Before the election, the government were very clear that they wouldn't be cutting funding to the ABC. 
"And today we read in the newspapers that they're proposing to cut almost a quarter of a billion dollars from the ABC at what seems to be a very petty tit-for-tat exchange with our national broadcaster."...

Patriotism, huh? Perhaps Mr. Abbott means nationalism. Very different. This was reporting by ABC to the citizens of Australia because they didn't know their government was conducting these strikes. I suppose it isn't patriotic to squeal on the government in Australia.

The kill chain: Australia's drone war (click here)

Updated Wed 27 Jun 2012, 8:23am AEST

A senior Australian Defence Force officer has revealed details of how the Royal Australian Air Force deploys Israeli-owned drones for battlefield surveillance and to target anti-government Islamic fighters in Afghanistan.

Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan says Australia is "just buying hours" on the Heron drones from a Canadian company that in turn "leases them from IAI" (Israel Aerospace Industries), which is wholly owned by the Israeli government.

While enthusiastically endorsing the Heron's capabilities, Wing Commander McMullan was highly critical of the quality of training provided by Israeli and Canadian instructors to Australian drone crews.

Citizens are killed in Afghanistan on a regular basis. I see.

The unarmed Israeli Herons first entered RAAF service in Afghanistan in December 2009.

They are the centrepiece of the ADF's rapidly expanding drone warfare capability that has so far cost an estimated $550 million.
Australian Defence Force chief General David Hurley told a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra late last month: "I wouldn't discount the fact that we might have armed UAVs thinking through our force structure review into the future."...

This is Larry Wayne Barnes. He has a very interesting story to tell about the depth of government corruption.

Who ever said, communist Russia and China are the only countries that practice corruption by imprisoning innocent people? They probably learned it from the forty years of Republican leadership in the USA. When in Rome...

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:03 pm 
Updated: 10:43 pm, Wed Jan 29, 2014.

The city of Tulsa has settled for $425,000 (click here) a federal lawsuit filed by a man who was freed from prison as a result of corruption within the Tulsa Police Department, attorneys on both sides of the lawsuit confirmed Wednesday evening.
Larry Wayne Barnes Sr. was released from prison after serving 16 months of a 66-month sentence he received when he was convicted in April 2008 of two drug crimes.
While U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton ruled in favor of the city on some issues, he found that Barnes offered sufficient evidence to create a fact dispute as to whether the city’s policymakers “can reasonably be said to have been deliberately indifferent to the need for further supervision” over its police officers.
Barnes had alleged that the city had notice of prior misbehavior by former Officer Jeff Henderson and other officers yet failed to take appropriate steps to supervise them.
The judge decided that the case could proceed to trial on Barnes’ malicious prosecution claim, his First Amendment retaliation claim and his negligence claims against the city.
On Wednesday, a settlement conference was held in Oklahoma City before U.S. Senior District Judge Lee West. Besides attorneys on each side of the lawsuit, city spokeswoman Michelle Allen confirmed that Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett was in attendance.
Previously, Barnes’ daughter, Larita Barnes, reached a $300,000 settlement with the city. She was convicted in April 2008 of two drug charges and was sentenced in October 2008 to 10 years in prison. She was freed July 2, 2009, as a result of a court order resulting from the police corruption investigation....

The thirteen deaths in Georgia.

"But, but, but, it was so unexpected..."

"We could not have predicted..."


That is exactly the problem. Believe it or not, there are city, county and state governments that HIRE and PAY for emergency managers to avoid EXACTLY what happened in the south. Interesting isn't it?

As President Obama travels through the nation to ask support from the people.

The GOP has a lot to review in the bills they noted in their letter to him.

There are a "SKILLS Act" in US Senate as well as House having past theirs. The House bill is egregious.

S.1127 - SKILLS Act (click here)
113th Congress (2013-2014) 

The House Bill (click here) 

The House bill amends an existing law passed during the Clinton Administration in 1998.
The House bill seeks to change definitions in Section of 101 of this existing law.
It seeks to remove this paragraph:
(13)  Eligible youth.--Except as provided in subtitles C and D,
            the term ``eligible youth'' means an individual who--
            (A) is not less than age 14 and not more than age 21;
            (B) is a low-income individual; and
            (C) is an individual who is one or more of the following:
                (i) Deficient in basic literacy skills.
                (ii) A school dropout.
                (iii) Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child.
                (iv) Pregnant or a parent.
                (v) An offender.
                (vi) An individual who requires additional assistance 
            to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold 
And this definition: 
(24) Lower living standard income level.--The term ``lower 
    living standard income level'' means that income level (adjusted 
    for regional, metropolitan, urban, and rural differences and family 
    size) determined annually by the Secretary based on the most recent 
    lower living family budget issued by the Secretary.
And these definitions: 
 (52) Youth activity.--The term ``youth activity'' means an 
    activity described in section 129 that is carried out for eligible 
    youth (or as described in section 129(c)(5)). 
 (53) Youth council.--The term ``youth council'' means a council 
    established under section 117(h).
All those definitions come out and are replaced with this:
‘‘(1) ACCRUED  EXPENDITURES.—The term ‘accrued expenditures’ means charges incurred 
by re-cipients of funds under this title for a given period requiring the provision 
of funds for goods or other tangible property received; 
services performed by employees, contractors, subgrantees, 
subcontractors, and other payees; and other amounts becoming owed under 
programs assisted under this title for which no current services or 
performance is required, such as annuities, insurance claims, and other 
benefit payments....
And the bill goes on from there. The changes to the Definitions of the original
law is extensive. It seeks to remove child labor restrictions. There is no 
replacement definition for "Youth." There are just additional definitions to 
change the original law into a Republican designer law. 
This is another interesting twist in the house bill:
‘‘(2) ADMINISTRATIVE   COSTS—The term ‘ad-ministrative costs’ means 
expenditures incurred... blah, blah, blah...and both direct and 
Anything goes. That is what that is. Administrative costs have no limit to 
it's definition. It invites corruption as if legitimate activity.
The House goes on to change the definitions in the "Carl D. Perkins Career
and Technical Education Act with is referred to the 1998 law. The definition of
Administration is as follows in the Perkins Law.
.—The term ‘‘administration’’, when
used with respect to an eligible agency or eligible recipient,
means activities necessary for the proper and 
efficient performance of the eligible agency 
or eligible recipient’s duties under
this Act, including the supervision of such activities. Such term
does not include curriculum development activities, personnel
development, or research activities

This is what the House is doing and why the Senate can't consent 
to the laws they pass. The House bills are corrupt. I am not going 
to read the entire House bill. Why should I? I don't get paid the 
money these legislators get paid. Besides that, these provisions 
of the House bill is enough to throw it out.
The House has no viable legislation. There is too much corruption written in them.

The House or Representative Letter states there aren't enough natural gas pipelines as the reason for the spike in costs. Really? Those paragraphs would be a lie. So, the American people are suppose to build more gas pipelines for jobs because that is what is driving up the price. Let's spend money on political favors to GOP cronies? Is that right?

The U.S. natural gas pipeline network (click here) is a highly integrated transmission and distribution grid that can transport natural gas to and from nearly any location in the lower 48 States. The natural gas pipeline grid comprises:
  • More than 210 natural gas pipeline systems.
  • 305,000 miles of interstate and intrastate transmission pipelines (see mileage table).
  • More than 1,400 compressor stations that maintain pressure on the natural gas pipeline network and assure continuous forward movement of supplies (see map).
  • More than 11,000 delivery points, 5,000 receipt points, and 1,400 interconnection points that provide for the transfer of natural gas throughout the United States.   
  • 24 hubs or market centers that provide additional interconnections (see map).
  • 400 underground natural gas storage facilities (see map).
  • 49 locations where natural gas can be imported/exported via pipelines (see map).
  • 8 LNG (liquefied natural gas) import facilities and 100 LNG peaking facilities (see map).
Then there is the mention of SOME words the President spoke:

"A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship - and you know what, a father does, too. It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode."

Those words are taken out of the context of the entire paragraph:

"Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns," he said. "That is wrong, and in 2014, it's an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship - and you know what, a father does, too. It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode."

Then the letter goes on to quote a 1938 prohibits private sector compensation time instead of overtime pay. Then the option of 'comp time' was provided to for government workers in 1985.

The House bill overlooks The Family and Medical Leave Act passed during the 
Clinton Administration in 1993.

The problem is NOT compensatory time. The problem is that when employees take time off they LOSE their jobs. "She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job." The President's statements are not about compensation time. The President's statement is far more serious than that. The compensation time isn't going to make a darn bit of difference if a parent doesn't have a job to go back to.

The problem citizens face is that the laws that are suppose to protect them and their families require litigation when they are broken. With the poor wages citizens receive there is no room for lawyers. The majority of Red States don't have consumer agencies that take these complaints. In other words, the employers get away with it. I am quite sure the politicians that receive their funding from these same employers like it just fine the way it is.

I wrote about the Gabrielle Miller Kids First Research Act. It takes money from election funding, DRAINING a cash reserve for elections, and assigns it to this purpose. The CDC and NIH already does this research. And that is the other thing, it isn't just a reserve of cash for campaign funding that would disappear, the NIH would be defunded. 

There are reasons why these bills were never taken up by the Senate. They are corrupt, assault well established institutions the USA cannot replace should another venture prove a failure. What I thought was laughable is removing campaign finance monies to this purpose. Evidently, the US House believes the Presidency will continue to escalate in cost. Odd. I would expect the opposite. 

There were four signators to this letter, the Speaker, Cantor, McCarthy and Rodgers. I assume they read this letter by their signators. In that case, they are guilty of attempting to corrupt the USA government. I do believe it is at least an ethics complaint and quite possibly impeachable. 

The activities of the US House since 2010 has been detrimental to the country, used for political purposes, nearly bankrupt the country and have been hostile to the well being and improvement of the lives of our citizens. That is completely impeachable. The problem is there aren't enough members in the House that would actually vote for impeachment of all these people. That is where the weakness in our government results in obstruction. President Obama and the US Senate would have to consent to the corruption in order to work with the US House.

I thought it was really convenient for Republicans to postpone the debt ceiling increase until after the State of the Union speech.

They are taking hostages, AGAIN.

House Republican leadership sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday morning outlining the areas of his State of the Union speech where they have found “potential for agreement.”

Governments are corporations. They would like to have everyone believe they are simply people like those that election them. NOT. They are responsible for the people that elect them.

I suppose this is just one of those "Oops" moments, right? What
difference does it make thirteen people died. That is just 13 less
voters. Right? No big deal.

Act 170 of 1964
AN ACT to make uniform the liability of municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and the state, its agencies and departments, officers, employees, and volunteers thereof, and members of certain boards,
councils, and task forces when engaged in the exercise or discharge of a governmental function, for injuries to property and persons; to define and limit this liability; to define and limit the liability of the state when
engaged in a proprietary function; to authorize the purchase of liability insurance to protect against loss arising out of this liability; to provide for defending certain claims made against public officers, employees,
and volunteers and for paying damages sought or awarded against them; to provide for the legal defense of public officers, employees, and volunteers; to provide for reimbursement of public officers and employees for
certain legal expenses; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Why does Georgia have a liability attorney? Just to take up space? Her office is in Atlanta, the state government should check to see if she is still alive.

Governmental Liability & Transportation (click here)

Susan Levy has defended the Georgia Department of Transportation in personal injury and wrongful death cases for almost two decades. Originally as an Assistant Attorney General and currently as a Special Assistant Attorney General, Susan has defended the State of Georgia against allegations of negligence in such areas as road design, construction, maintenance, signalization, work zone traffic control, guardrail installation, and numerous other transportation issues.
Through Susan's representation of the Georgia DOT and several other large public and private entities, she has developed a proficiency in the principles of accident reconstruction and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as well as numerous publications of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

The emergency response to protect the lives of citizens is well established law. Governments cannot volunteer to protect and save lives. They are required to protect the lives of their citizens. Instituting some of the BASIC understanding of government in their role to protect life is required. Government action is not optional.

Was the response to September 11, 2001 optional? Come and help when their ready? There were hundreds of emergency response police and fire personal that died in that disaster. Responding is not an option.

If cities and states are going to accept FEMA money it means they understand and value emergency response.  The USA spends billions and billions of taxpayer money to insure the safety of citizens. This is not optional. This is not Oops. This is NEGLIGENCE.

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster (click here) Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 100-707), signed into law on November 23, 1988; amended the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-288). The Stafford Act constitutes the statutory authority for most Federal disaster response activities especially as they pertain to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and FEMA programs.

SECTION 202 of this law demands the relationship by the federal government with state and local governments to save lives

Section (a) Readiness of federal agencies to issue warnings to state and local officials

If the state and local governments are UNABLE to issue these warnings, there is Section (b):

Technical Assistant to State and Local Governments for Effective Warning 

The reason section b exists is to insure the federal government isn't simply existing without reason. What good does it do if the federal government can protect lives, but, there is no infrastructure to receive the warnings? That is why laws exist

Section (c): Warnings to Governmental Authorities and Public Endangered by Disaster

You know those annoying interruptions in the media services? They are required by law. This is not an option. This is not Oops.

Section (d ): Agreement with commercial communication systems for use of facilities.

The public takes all the news that effects their well being seriously. Sometimes there are people that don't, but, when that is a one or two or even a few people that isn't the same thing as to what happened in the south yesterday. The governments involved didn't have a clue. Not a clue.

This is criminal. There are 'at least' 13 people dead.

I can't imagine, "Hi, honey I am caught in a traffic jam and may not be home ever again."


I know the national weather service is not the problem. They broadcast over emergency radio 24 hours. There is no lack of prediction anywhere. I know that for a fact.

It is lack of leadership in their willingness to admit they have a climate condition that is dangerous and unpredictable. The Polar Vortex was all over the news. To dismiss this as weather was the most deadly thing anyone could have done. There should be no watering down of the seriousness of this and the lack of leadership to be ready. This was well known to the weather services before it arrived. The leadership in the south is pathetic and to think over 13 people have died and now everyone is suppose to dismiss that because a baby was born on the highway? You've got to be joking? 

I have family that lives there. This is about as lousy a government structure as it gets. Thank God they don't live in Atlanta.

The governments in the South are about the most stupid people one can ever meet. This is not the ONLY problem. I could understand it if this was the only problem, but, the legislatures and town governments are simply incompetent. There are problems across the range of government in any of the southern states of this country. This is just the latest.

By M. Alex Johnson
Staff Writer
NBC News

...The National Weather Service (click here) wouldn't comment, but other experts were quick to leap to its defense.

"Wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong," Marshall Shepherd, president of the American Meteorological Society, said of critics who alleged that the weather service botched its forecasts.

In a post on a blog he set up Wednesday specifically to defend the performance of forecasting services this week, Shepherd pointed out that the weather service issued watches and warnings well before the storm arrived, providing plenty of time for Georgia officials to make the right decisions.

"Yet, as soon as I saw what was unfolding with kids being stranded in schools, 6+ hour commutes, and other horror stories, I knew it was coming, I knew it. Some in the public, social medial or decision-making positions would 'blame' the  meteorologists," Shepherd wrote in a post titled "An Open Thank You to Meteorologists in Atlanta."

NBC News meteorologist Al Roker agreed.

"The mayor and the governor got on TV yesterday  and said all this wasn't expected, and that's not true," Roker said Wednesday on TODAY.....

I never thought I would appreciate Mark Sanford.

I liked what he said. I realize he is a conservative. But, the most interesting aspect of his comments is that they were sincere. He pulled punches. If anyone was suppose to return to the House as a measure to it's deterioration, it was him.

He appears at 10:21.

State of the Union Statuary Hall Interview, January 28, 2014 (click here)

...The erosion or destruction of what was once called regular order...

"Is there a change in partisanship?" 

"The easy answer is yes..."

Climate Change is real...what is the cause. Rep. Sanford doesn't know any scientists within NASA and NOAA? He needs to become familiar. They could easily answer that for him.

Sanford is a traditionalist while believing compromise can be found to avoid Executive Orders. I hope he can persuade his colleagues to do exactly that.

I have never witnessed 'standard lying' until I heard Rep. Kevin Brady speak. He doesn't speak the same language of America. "...I think there is common ground there...."

-International Trade
-Increase training to poorly prepared American work force
-Speeding up the benefits for Disabled Veterans

"The Stimulus failed and all the spending went to Wall Street instead of the Middle Class....

That is beautifully manipulated language. All the spending of government, especially the Stimulus, has gone to Wall Street. Well, I knew there was a reason why there was so much poverty in the county. The US government created the greed of the wealth class. I'll be darn.

"I think we need a change in course." I suppose that means no more spending since Congress does it so poorly.

"Trade issues, to expand our ability to sell around the world." Sell what? The USA doesn't manufacture anything to sell. And if the TPP is passed and signed into law, we won't have a viable car manufacturing sector in the USA either. So, I don't know what the USA is storing in bulging warehouses that we are going to sell. I guess the trade deficit will be well served, right? NOT! It will make it worse.

"The ball is in the President's Court..."  If Rep. Brady continued his thought openly he would have stated, " compromise most of what he stated and do what the US House demands." 

All his words following that comment is nothing more than rhetoric.

The President of the USA made an address to the country to IMPROVE the circumstances of the American people and Rep. Brady threw out the entire speech and inserted his own agenda. That is amazing. Why was he at the speech at all?

Two weeks ago I discovered, (click here) to my surprise, that I had line-edited an early draft of Glenn Beck’s new novel, “Agenda 21.” Glenn Beck! At the time I was working on it, the manuscript belonged to its actual author, a woman named Harriet Parke, who lives a few minutes from my aunt. But a year and a few lawyers later, Glenn Beck purchased the right to call himself its creator, and Ms. Parke agreed to be presented as a ghostwriter....

Why anyone would want to put their name on this book is beyond my imagination. It is not only poorly written, but, it was intended to play on every fear the rightwing drummed up about Democrats. Was Glenn Beck responsible for divisiveness? No. He was responsible for hate mongering.

June 9, 2013

Glenn Beck has apparently (click here) realized that for years he's been one of the most politically polarizing figures in the nation.

This week Beck has admitted although he regrets the way that some of his incendiary opinions have caused division in the country over the last several years, he's still right about them.
It was his tone, not his content, that he sometimes regrets he says.

Claiming that he wasn't aware his his comments like  President Barack Obama having 'a deep-seated hatred for white people' could have ended with people 'at each other's throats,' Beck said he was puzzled by activists who go on to organize boycotts of people who say things they disagree with....

To spare moral people from actually have to read this hate book; it places animal rights ahead of human rights. Americans are now in servitude to a dictatorial 'authority' with a supreme leader of sorts. They have to 'walk the board' to produce the energy the country needs. The humans receive food cubes and rations of water in exchange for energy. They are basically starved and die as adults. Women are objects of reproduction purposes and are mated with men that suites the authorities. Children are removed from their mothers to live in a Child Compound. There is no privacy of anyone. The humans live in communal quarters where they have a mat to sleep on. Women wear headscarves with colors and stripes the denote their fertility and married status.

The book objectifies every aspect of life. It is a horrible read, the paragraphs have all kinds of holes in them to define the events in clarity. It is poorly written and a lousy read. It is nothing more than hatred. All of it.

Glenn Beck is an overtly praying entertainer, but, his covert identity is full of hate. 

The third execution in Missouri since November.

 Updated at 10:45 p.m.

...Smulls' attorneys (click here) were challenging among other things the state's refusal to disclose where it obtained its lethal injection drug. The state says the name of the compounding pharmacy isn't public record, because it's considered part of the execution team....

...Missouri had used a three-drug execution process since 1989, until the drug makers stopped selling those drugs for executions. Missouri eventually switched late last year to pentobarbital. Pentobarbital was used to execute two Missouri inmates late last year, and neither showed visible signs of distress.

Compounding pharmacies custom-mix drugs for clients and are not subject to oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, though they are regulated by states.

On Tuesday, Pilate said previous testimony from a prison official indicates that the state stores the drug at room temperatures, which could taint the drug and potentially cause it to lose its effectiveness.

Pilate also said she and her defense team used information obtained through open records requests and publicly available documents to determine that the compounding pharmacy is The Apothecary Shoppe, based in Tulsa, Okla. In a statement, The Apothecary Shoppe would neither confirm nor deny that it makes the Missouri execution drug....