Taxes are the lowest they have been in your life time. It is the responsibility o government to lead in such things as global warming and that is what this administration has done. We now have more green energy than ever. more efficient cars and lighting for starters. Cleaner gas is replacing dirty coal but a few states like North Carolina continue to pollute streams and water tables with coal ash.
"Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, which Zappa calls home, was practically tropical this winter. Rick Thoman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Alaska, has been dumbfounded. "Homer, Alaska, keeps setting record after record, and I keep looking at the data like, Has the temperature sensor gone out or something?"
Something does seem to be going on in Alaska. Last fall, a skipjack tuna, which is more likely to be found in the Galápagos than near a glacier, was caught about 150 miles southeast of Anchorage, not far from the Kenai. A few weeks ago, race organizers had to truck in snow to the ceremonial Iditarod start line in Anchorage.
Alaska is heating up at twice the rate of the rest of the country — a canary in our climate coal mine. A new report shows that warming in Alaska, along with the rest of the Arctic, is accelerating as the loss of snow and ice cover begins to set off a feedback loop of further warming. Warming in wintertime has been the most dramatic — more than 6 degrees in the past 50 years. And this is just a fraction of the warming that's expected to come over just the next few decades."
One reason we have many uninsured is republican governors reluctance to join in and expand Medicaid to cover there uninsured. Your ACA did not kick in until 2014 so the insurance company doubled your premiums before that because they could just as they had been doing during the last administration. It has saved the government and most people are paying lower premiums than they would have been without the ACA regardless of what your personal experience might be. Not knowing the intimate details of your insurance and medical expenses allows me no way to comment on your individual experience.
What does 2008 have to do with it? Here is information from 2010. before the ACA was signed.
"More than 50 million people were uninsured in last year, almost one in six U.S. residents, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. The percentage with private insurance was the lowest since the government began keeping data in 1987.
The reasons for the rise to 50.7 million, or 16.7%, from 46.3 million uninsured, or 15.4%, were many: workers losing their jobs in the recession, companies dropping employee health insurance benefits, families going without coverage to cut costs. Driving much of the increase, however, was the rising cost of medical care; a Kaiser Family Foundation report shows workers now pay 47% more than they did in 2005 for family health coverage, while employers pay 20% more.
Although the health care law signed by President Obama in March is designed to insure an additional 32 million people in public and private programs, it doesn't fully kick in until 2014. For the next few years, experts say, the problem could get worse. The average cost to insure a family of four is already about $14,000."
"Since its inception, the policy of detaining suspected belligerents at Guantanamo has been the
subject of controversy. In particular, there has been significant international and domestic
criticism of the treatment of detainees held there, as well as detainees’ limited access to federal
courts to challenge aspects of their detention. Defenders of the policy argue that Guantanamo
offers a safe and secure location away from the battlefield where suspected belligerents can be
detained, and prosecuted for war crimes when appropriate. They contend that enemy belligerents
should not receive the same access to federal courts as civilians within the United States.
The closure of the Guantanamo detention facility may raise complex legal issues, particularly if
detainees are transferred to the United States. The nature and scope of constitutional protections
owed to detainees within the United States may be different from the protections owed to those
held elsewhere. The transfer of detainees into the country may also have immigration
Criminal charges could also be brought against detainees in one of several forums– i.e., federal
civilian courts, the courts-martial system, or military commissions. The procedural protections
afforded to the accused in each of these forums may differ, along with the types of offenses for
which persons may be charged. This may affect the ability of U.S. authorities to pursue criminal
charges against some detainees. Whether the military commissions established to try detainees for
war crimes fulfill constitutional requirements concerning a defendant’s right to a fair trial is likely
to become a matter of debate, if not litigation. Legislative proposals have been introduced in the
111th Congress which address some of these issues. The ultimate effect of any measure will be
shaped by constitutional constraints."
His job is to bring them home. Sort out the problems later. By the way we still have innocent until proven guilty in this country. I know you like to play judge jury and executioner since you know everything and have no compassion but that isn't the way we do it in this country Frankly.
"If we don't count the people that have insurance then we have a high rate of uninsured." Now there is real right wing logic argument.
Making up more lies are you little z "Americans to have health insurance went into effect at the beginning of 2014. In fact, the uninsured rate has dropped by 3.7 percentage points since the fourth quarter of 2013, when it averaged 17.1%. The stability in the uninsured rate between the second and third quarters is not unexpected because the health insurance exchanges were not taking new enrollments during that time. The last enrollment period ended in April, and the new enrollment period will begin in November.
The third quarter results are based on more than 44,900 interviews with U.S. adults from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2014, as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Gallup and Healthways ask 500 U.S. adults whether they have health insurance every night, allowing for precise and ongoing measurement of the percentage of Americans who lack health insurance.
Uninsured Rate Declines Most in the West
Since the end of 2013, the uninsured rate has dropped most in the West -- 4.8 points, from 18.7% to 13.9%. In the Midwest and South, the uninsured rates have also dropped significantly, 3.9 and 3.4 points, respectively. Even with these declines, the South continues to maintain the highest uninsured population among the four regions, with 17% uninsured. The Northeast has also had a steady decline in its uninsured rate since the end of 2013, dropping from 12.5% to 9.8%. The uninsured rates in the Northeast and Midwest are the lowest recorded of any region since the first quarter of 2013."
What does the GOP offer? Vote for me and you won't have to pay taxes. Vote for me and we will give you better health care and you won't have to pay for it. Vote for me and you will go to heaven. Vote for me and we will throw all the immigrants out. Vote for me and we will take away the black vote. Vote for me and you can pay women less. Vote for me and you won't have to pay workers a minimum wage. Vote for me and there won't be environmental regulations. Vote for me and we will do away with public education. Vote for me and you can send your kids off to war.
Now just how are you so sure that Iran is 1. going to make a fool of Obama (and the rest of the west) or 2. that they are going to go on with developing a nuke? If we don't have an enforceable agreement then we can be sure they can (if they want) develop a Nuke. Your solution? Yes ISIS (sunni) and Iran #$%$) are engaged in a battle and we are aiding Iran to help IRAQ. Do we really want either side to prevail? Again of course you have a solution that no one has heard about. Ssome sort of a "better deal" that our state department and the other nations involved just can't seem to pound out but is secretly available in the minds of right wing pundits.
You seem to miss the part about Texas teachers already have the right to carry firearms. The new law doesn't require that the perpetrator be armed only that the teacher thinks he/she presents a danger to him or a student. .Then the teacher can open fire and can not be held libel in any manner for the action no matter how outrageous it was. See a class room fight or a beat dowm on the play ground, just open fire. Take any side you want. Got a bully in the class room, just shoot him.
"Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn(R) has proposed a bill called the Teacher’s Protection Act (H.B.868). It would allow teachers to use deadly force on school property, a school bus, or at an event sponsored by a school either in self-defense or defense of students at the school. Teachers would also be allowed to use guns while defending school property. In addition, teachers who shot someone under such circumstances would be granted “civil immunity,” which means they could not be held liable if the student they shot was injured or killed. Teachers in Texas already have the right to keep guns in the classroom."
Answering yourself again I see.. You should really consult a doctor about your multiple personalities.. They aren't that much different but but when you start referring to yourself as :"we" the problem is pronounced.
No one is going after Israel to make sure they don't have nuclear weapons. Yeah, they are embracing ISIS and Iran, in a death grip. Just enough force to keep them fighting with each other. Lets hope they stay as unenlightened as you are and never join together.
To remove all doubt that the bill has nothing to do with the unborn child, it further states that “nothing in this act shall be construed to confer personhood, or any rights associated with that status, on a human being at any time prior to live birth.”
Even George Bush would not buy that garbage. There were no WMDs in Iraq and no programs and none were spirited away to Syria. Cheney is a convicted war criminal is some countries all ready.
By saying he would not endorse the Palestinian state he picked up three more seats from those more right wing than he is. There are still more votes to the left of his party that he will have to persuade to go along with him. Now he is renegeing on that statement to try to get left wing support back.. If not then the left may still get the coalition government. The party in control that can throw the whole thing is still deciding who they want to ally with. I imagine a lot of the posturing being done right now is to tell Israel they will have more help from the USA if they send Bibi packing. This thing is not over yet. Bibis party only got 30 seats and there are another 20 to his right and it takes 61 to form a government.