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ARTICLE & VIDEO: "Claiming the $1 trillion prize in US health care" | McKinsey & Company | September 2013

ARTICLE & VIDEO: "Claiming the $1 trillion prize in US health care" | McKinsey & Company | September 2013 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
By tying payments more aggressively to patient outcomes rather than to services rendered, the US health-care system could deliver substantial savings over the next decade. A McKinsey & Company article.
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...We The American People can win this Prize with full implementation of the Affordable Care Act now!

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VIDEO: "An Idahoan shows Bundy what a real Western rancher is" | Daily Kos | 04/16/14

VIDEO: "An Idahoan shows Bundy what a real Western rancher is" | Daily Kos | 04/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Bud Purdy was so revered in Idaho that even a bunch of Republicans pay tribute to him.

Being a Westerner and the daughter and granddaughter of cattle ranchers, I think it's about time that the non-crazy Western ranchers get some equal national media time.
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.....now this is the kind of Ranchers and Landowners that I know out West. You have to watch this video to the end, Very Powerful!!

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"CEO Pay Gone Wild" | AFL-CIO | 04/16/14

"CEO Pay Gone Wild" | AFL-CIO | 04/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Paywatch.org shows the wage disparity between CEOs and workers. Will you share it with your friends?

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.....America, We are better than this!

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NASA - Google+ - Eclipse! From open prairie land on the 1625-acre Johnson…

NASA - Google+ - Eclipse! From open prairie land on the 1625-acre Johnson… | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
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....I guess we East Coasters should have gone down to NASA's Ranch to see the Eclipse..lol 

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"Facebook's News Feed: What Changed and Why" | Mashable - Social Media | 04/16/14

"Facebook's News Feed: What Changed and Why" | Mashable - Social Media | 04/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
As Winston Churchill once said, “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." It's a maxim Facebook seems to have adopted wholeheartedly when it comes to the News...
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....be sure to Vote in Mashable's Poll on the "auto-play videos".

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"US elections are rigged. But Canada knows how to fix them." | Vox Conversations | 04/16/14

"US elections are rigged. But Canada knows how to fix them." | Vox Conversations | 04/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Our neighbor to the north solved its gerrymandering problem decades ago.
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....Independent Election Commissions would surely fix America's Gerrymandering Problem!

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"I'm OK With Calling LBJ a "Liberal Hero" (and No, I'm Not Ignoring Vietnam)" | New Republic | 04/15/14

"I'm OK With Calling LBJ a "Liberal Hero" (and No, I'm Not Ignoring Vietnam)" | New Republic | 04/15/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The guy achieved major liberal reforms in a country that fights them tooth and nail. Stop maligning him.
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....AGREED 200%!!

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"CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year" | Huff Post - Black Voices | 04/14/14

"CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year" | Huff Post - Black Voices | 04/14/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office has released updated estimates on the Affordable Care Act's impact on both the budget and the health insurance industry. The findings show that the president's signature health care law is actually growin...
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.....all I can say is "Handle It" Mr. President! You be on a roll this month...

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"How a Southern preacher took morality back from the GOP" | Mother Jones | 04/14/14

"How a Southern preacher took morality back from the GOP" | Mother Jones | 04/14/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The Reverend William Barber is charting a new path for protesting conservative overreach in the North Carolina—and beyond.
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....as Rev. Barber himself always say, "It's not about the man or the moment but the movement".  Preach on our "Disciple for The People"!!!

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Op-Ed: "Three Expensive Milliseconds" - Paul Krugman | NY Times |04/13/14

Op-Ed: "Three Expensive Milliseconds" - Paul Krugman | NY Times |04/13/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return.
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....if Americans read nothing else today, they need to read this Op-Ed!

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"Bubba Watson wins second green jacket | Masters" | Augusta Chronicle | 04/13/14

"Bubba Watson wins second green jacket | Masters" | Augusta Chronicle | 04/13/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
 Bubba Watson claimed his second green jacket in three years today.Watson closed with 3-under-par 69 and won the Masters Tour­nament by three shots over Jonas Blixt (71) and Jordan Speith (72).Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, birdied Nos.
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...Congrats to Bubba for his second Green Jacket! I was rooting for my "guest neighbor" for the week Miguel Angel Jimenez.  He and his delegation is renting my neighbor's house.  He did come in 4th!

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"Astronauts will grow their own food (or weed?) for the first time ever" | Gizmodo.com | 04/11/14

"Astronauts will grow their own food (or weed?) for the first time ever" | Gizmodo.com | 04/11/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon.
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.....well, well, now we will be getting the International Space Station!

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"Obama: GOP wants to stop Democrats from voting" | Politico | 04/11/14

"Obama: GOP wants to stop Democrats from voting" | Politico | 04/11/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama struck hard at restrictive voting rights laws Friday, calling them a Republican political tactic conceived to address a made-up problem. Pretending that there’s widespread impropriety, he said, is just about keeping Democrats from winning. “The real voter fraud is people who try to deny our rights by making bogus...
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....The President also said that we can't let their efforts stop us from getting out to vote regardless of the difficulties!

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"What you might not know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act" | CNN Politics | 04/10/14

"What you might not know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act" | CNN Politics | 04/10/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The 1964 Civil Rights Act revolutionized America, and here are the things you may not know about the bill.
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"How legalized pot would change America" | Vox Conversations | 04/16/14

"How legalized pot would change America" | Vox Conversations | 04/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Mark Kleiman – author, blogger, professor, and drug policy adviser – discusses the future of legalized pot with Ezra Klein. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
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.......When Washington State needed advice on how to set up a market for legal marijuana, they called UCLA professor Mark Kleiman. Here, Kleiman discusses the future of legalized pot with Ezra Klein.
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"Become A Democrat Factivist: Join The Factivists Program Today!" | democrats.org | 04/16/14

"Become A Democrat Factivist: Join The Factivists Program Today!" | democrats.org | 04/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
We’re launching the Factivists program -- our new grassroots rapid response team -- to hold Republicans accountable and push back with the facts when they attack Democrats.
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...Join me today in becoming a Democratic Factivist!!

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"Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to "Secdee" From Union if Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is not Cancelled" | Topekas News | 04/11/14

"Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to "Secdee" From Union if Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is not Cancelled" | Topekas News | 04/11/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Concerned Oklahomas gather to protest the airing of Cosmos, citing the show’s agenda is ‘clearly anti-Christian and biased against creationist values.’  Citizens have threatened to vote to ‘secdee’ [sic] from the United States during the 2014 gubernatorial and ballot issue election if Cosmos is not formally removed from all Oklahoma based television networks.

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.....first they need to go back to school and learn some spelling and science!

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"You are the IRS's worst-paid employee" | Vox Conversations | 04/16/14

"You are the IRS's worst-paid employee" | Vox Conversations | 04/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
What if the IRS worked for you, instead?
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....now that you have spent another year during IRS' job for them, are you ready to join me in pushing for pre-filled forms to be mailed to you for "approval" or "modification"??

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▶Black History Month Celebration: "Suit and Tie in the 217" | YouTube | 02/27/14

A Counter-Narrative on Black Male Students: At Central High School's Black History Month Celebration, the Central and Centennial High School African-American Clubs released a joint video countering the negative images of young African-American males in the media. The students affirmed the following in a video highlighting the successes of young black males within the District:
• We are not gangsters and thugs.
• We are employees and volunteers.
• We are scholars.
• We are athletes.
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.....although Black History Month was in February, I'll be reposting this video  throughout the year.  Good Job Young Men!! You Be Representing....

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"CHART: Money isn’t the only way the rich dominate politics | Vox Conversations | 04/14/14

"CHART: Money isn’t the only way the rich dominate politics | Vox Conversations | 04/14/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
This chart explains a lot about American politics.
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.....listen up Democratic Party! Voter Registration and Get-Out-The-Vote of people making less than $50,000 is the key to winning elections.

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"Republican ACA Lies Get Thrashed & Trashed as CBO Report Is An Epic Obama Win" | PoliticUsUSA | 04/14/14

"Republican ACA Lies Get Thrashed & Trashed as CBO Report Is An Epic Obama Win" | PoliticUsUSA | 04/14/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
President Obama got the ultimate political win today, as the CBO's updated ACA projections delivered a drubbing to years worth of Republican Obamacare lies.
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.....as "Boss Hog" use to say, "Handle It" Mr. President!

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"A Moral Movement for the Nation" by Eric Preston (Fusion Films) | 04/13/14

Watch Eric Preston (Fusion Films)'s A Moral Movement for the Nation on Livestream.com. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP and the leader of the rapidly growing Forward Together Moral Movement, delivers the Palm Sunday sermon at the historic Riverside Church in New York City.
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......Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the NC NAACP and the leader of the rapidly growing Forward Together Moral Movement, delivers the Palm Sunday sermon at the historic Riverside Church in New York City.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez Finishes 4th at Masters | Augusta Chronicle | 04/13/14

Miguel Angel Jimenez Finishes 4th at Masters | Augusta Chronicle | 04/13/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Miguel-Angel Jimenez acknowledges the crowd on the No. 18 green during the final round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF)

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...Congrats to "guest neighbor" for the week Miguel Angel Jimenez for his 4th place finish. He and his delegation is renting my neighbor's house.

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"We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet" | The Guardian | 04/10/14

"We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet" | The Guardian | 04/10/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Desmond Tutu: We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters
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"Rick Scott doubles down on ACA falsehood" | MSNBC-MaddowBlog | 04/10/14

"Rick Scott doubles down on ACA falsehood" | MSNBC-MaddowBlog | 04/10/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
What's worse than a politician saying something that's demonstrably untrue? The politician repeating the falsehood after learning it's demonstrably untrue.
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.....another lying Republican trying to fool the people of Florida!

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"Hello fruits & vegetables! “Junk food” banned from schools July 1" | fox59.com | 04/10/14

"Hello fruits & vegetables! “Junk food” banned from schools July 1" | fox59.com | 04/10/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
INDIANAPOLIS -- School leaders are getting ready for a big change in school food service. The USDA's Smart Snacks in School rules go into effect July 1, 2014. In short, all "junk food" in vending machines, a la carte lunch, student stores and
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