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"One in five Americans is now on Medicaid" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14

"One in five Americans is now on Medicaid" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The public insurance program keeps getting bigger under Obamacare.
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.....If all the Southern States would have expanded Medicaid, we probably would be at close to two in five Americans being covered!

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"Health insurance matters for education, too" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14

"Health insurance matters for education, too" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that Medicaid could reduce inequality by improving educational outcomes.
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.....another positive outcome of the Affordable Care Act!

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"The deafening silence of "reform conservatives" on climate change" | Vox | 06/04/14

"The deafening silence of "reform conservatives" on climate change" | Vox | 06/04/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Forward-thinking conservatives don't want to sound like climate-denying rubes, but they don't want to pick fights either. Welcome to a strange world in which the climate issue doesn't exist — even as something liberals are wrong about.
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....they are truly caught between "a rock and a hard  place"!

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"40 maps that explain the internet" | Vox Conversations | 06/02/14

"40 maps that explain the internet" | Vox Conversations | 06/02/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world
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..."The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world." -- Timothy Lee

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"When the rich start losing money, they’ll take climate change seriously" | Raw Story | 06/02/14

"When the rich start losing money, they’ll take climate change seriously" | Raw Story | 06/02/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
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............Neil deGrasse Tyson: "When the rich start losing money, they’ll take climate change seriously--- In the interview, which was filmed last week in New York City, the Cosmos host said that denial of scientific truths generally goes through three stages: First, skeptics say it can’t be true. Then, they say it contradicts the Bible. Finally, they admit the clues were there all along."

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Right-wing “superpatriots” ignore veterans: The real VA scandal no one will talk about | Salon | 06/02/14

Right-wing “superpatriots” ignore veterans: The real VA scandal no one will talk about | Salon | 06/02/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
How rich: GOP starts the wars, mismanages them, creates need for care, then underfunds it. Time to tell the truth
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.....hopefully the majority of the American People will see through this GOP Smoke Screen and throw the bums out in November!

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"Fiscal shock, combat awe" | McKinsey & Company | June 2014

"Fiscal shock, combat awe" | McKinsey & Company | June 2014 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The United States has traditionally cut defense costs in the wrong ways. In this edited extract from a new Aspen Strategy Group book, McKinsey’s John Dowdy and Diana Farrell explain how the country can preserve its fighting power in the age of austerity. A McKinsey & Company article.
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.....A MUST READ for Progressives who need sound "talking points" in the coming fight with Democratic and Republican Hawks over downsizing the Department of Defense.

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"Confronting racism face-to-face" | BBC News - YouTube Channel | 05/17/14

Mo Asumang, daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother, talks to BBC News about her experiences making her new documentary, The Aryans, in...
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......and some say that we are in a "Post Racial Society"!  Not from the sounds of these racist in America and Europe....

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"Chickasaw & Māori Celebrate Similarities, Language & Culture" | Indian Country Today | 05/31/14

"Chickasaw & Māori Celebrate Similarities, Language & Culture" | Indian Country Today | 05/31/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
More than 20 delegates from the Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language traveled from a South Pacific island to the United States.
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.....the Native Nations here in North America need to do this of Exchange with Native Nations in South America. We probably will see even more similarities...

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"GOP Slams Obama For Securing Release Of American POW" | Think Progress | 06/01/14

"GOP Slams Obama For Securing Release Of American POW" | Think Progress | 06/01/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Several Republican lawmakers believe the U.S. should not have exchanged Taliban prisoners for the release of an American prisoner of war.
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

.....these Tea Party GOP Nuts will just not quit attacking President Obama.  One moment they say he's not leading and the next they say he is a dictator....

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"The VA scandal, explained" | Vox Conversations | 05/31/14

"The VA scandal, explained" | Vox Conversations | 05/31/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The Department of Veterans Affairs is embroiled in a scandal over massive wait times in its health-care system, particularly at one hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. The scandal is a really big deal: it led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

....Vox has 7 great article to help you understand the VA Scandal. ----- "The VA's health-care system is big and confusing. But it can make sense." -- German Lopez

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▶ "President Obama Speaks on Recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl" | White House YouTube | 05/31/14

In the White House Rose Garden, President Obama delivers a statement about the recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- an American soldier who has spent nearly fiv...
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....thank you Mr. President!

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"Top 5 Lies About Obamacare - De-Bunked" | Media Matters YouTube Channel | 03/23/14

To mark the four year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act we've collected and debunked the top 5 lies spread by right-wing media concerning...
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....according to Johnny Tillman on Facebook; "Fox 'Faux' News lies more than every Republican member of Congress"

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"Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14

"Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
It's not just because laptops are distracting — but because taking notes by hand forces you to actively listen.
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.....OK Geeks! Someone needs to come up with a "Voice-To-Text" Note-taking app for smartphones, tablets and computers!

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"Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates lay out the math of American racism" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14

"Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates lay out the math of American racism" | Vox Conversations | 06/04/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
"We have 50 years of kind of trying to fix 350 years of really immoral wrong."
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......"If you say that African Americans have an inferior culture, have cultural pathologies that they're carrying with them, it seems to me you have to ask why that would be," Ta-Nehisi Coates says. In our full interview, he describes his blockbuster article, "The Case for Reparations", as an effort to answer that question. We have 50 years of kind-of trying to fix 350 years" --- Updated by Ezra Klein

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"Most doctors' donations used to go to Republicans. Not anymore." | Vox | 06/04/14

"Most doctors' donations used to go to Republicans. Not anymore." | Vox | 06/04/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Since the 1990s, doctors have given a shrinking share of their donations to Republicans.
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.....it's about time they realize who is their "political friend"!

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"Harry Reid: GOP 'double-speak' on veterans" | Politico | 06/02/14

"Harry Reid: GOP 'double-speak' on veterans" | Politico | 06/02/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused Republicans of prioritizing the wealthy over the health of military veterans, arguing that “every senator” should support Democrats’ plan to boost medical care access for veterans, no matter the price tag. Reid on Monday slammed Republicans for rejecting a veterans bill written by Sen. Bernie...
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

......I love Harry Reid! He calls a "spade" a "spade"...Put Up or Shut Up Tea Party GOP! Our Veterans are watching!!!

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"5 Signs that America Has Gone Bonkers— and a Glimmer of Hope" | AlterNet | 05/29/14

"5 Signs that America Has Gone Bonkers— and a Glimmer of Hope" | AlterNet | 05/29/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
People are saying enough is enough!
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.......in fact, it's more than enough! It's time to turn the Tea Party GOP out to pasture!

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African Voices Magazine: "Living In A State of Grace: A Conversation with Maya Angelou"

African Voices Magazine: "Living In A State of Grace: A Conversation with Maya Angelou" | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

......this article was published about one year ago in African Voices Magazine .  I'm reposting in "Honor and Memory" of  our Warrior Sister Maya Angelou.....She is now in a state of permanent grace!

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"Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain How Wealthy Bill Gates Is" | Quarks-To-Quasars | 05/31/14

"Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain How Wealthy Bill Gates Is" | Quarks-To-Quasars | 05/31/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson attempts to explain fifty billion (50,000,000,000) by talking about how much money Bill gates has. In so doing, he also helps us understand just how unimaginably wealthy he is (and how fun mathematical calculations can be). Trust me, you will want to watch it until the end."


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....you can't help from watching this to the end! It is geeky funny!!

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Reagan Sold Iran Missiles for Hostages. Obama Trades 5 Guys? GOP Outraged | Daily Kos | 05/31/14

Reagan Sold Iran Missiles for Hostages. Obama Trades 5 Guys? GOP Outraged | Daily Kos | 05/31/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
I don't want to hear another word about GOP lawmakers chest-thumping and foaming-at-the-mouth about the fact that Obama traded, without the requisite 30-day notice to Congress, five indefinitely ...
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....."Ronald Reagan Sold Iran 1,500 Missiles for Hostages. President Obama Trades Five Guys? GOP Heads Explode."..OH WHEN WILL THE GOP HYPOCRISY END!!

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"This Video Will Shock You As To How The IMF Control Developing Nations" | Atlanta Black Star | 05/31/14

"This Video Will Shock You As To How The IMF Control Developing Nations" | Atlanta Black Star | 05/31/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
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...."Neo Colonialism: This Video Will Shock You As To How Far The IMF Goes To Control Developing Nations"

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"SpaceX's new Dragon capsule could be the future of space travel" | Vox | 06/01/14

"SpaceX's new Dragon capsule could be the future of space travel" | Vox | 06/01/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
SpaceX hopes to start using the newly debuted spacecraft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017
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.....only if the price could come down in my lifetime for my trip to the Moon!!

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"The best fix for homelessness: give them housing" | Vox Conversations | 06/01/14

"The best fix for homelessness: give them housing" | Vox Conversations | 06/01/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Another study confirms that the most cost-effective way of fighting homelessness is to get some housing for the chronically homeless. Not only does it work, but it's dramatically cheaper than sporadic police and medical interventions.
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...."It's three times cheaper to give housing to the homeless than to keep them on the streets"

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"6 charts you should see before Obama unveils his new climate plan" | Vox | 05/31/14

"6 charts you should see before Obama unveils his new climate plan" | Vox | 05/31/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Next week is going to be a big one for US energy and climate policy.
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....wake up America! Take a look at these charts with your Sunday morning coffee!

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