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The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Hello, did you know the American health-care system is terrible? It is. Don't let John Boehner tell you otherwise.
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Democrats and GOP Continue to Clash Over Judicial Appointments - atlantadailyworld

Democrats and GOP Continue to Clash Over Judicial Appointments - atlantadailyworld | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Democrats and GOP Continue to Clash Over Judicial Appointments
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The GOP also jammed Patricia Millet's nomination to the D.C. Appeals Court.
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Holding the country at a stop sign for years just isn't a great game plan.

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Where The Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace With The Earnings Of The 1%

Where The Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace With The Earnings Of The 1% | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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If the minimum wage had grown at the same rate as the earnings of the top one percent of Americans the federal wage floor would be more than triple the current hourly minimum of $7.25.
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Yep! Interesting to think about and sad we didn't make sure this happened.

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The Most Powerful Image You'll See Today

The Most Powerful Image You'll See Today | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On April 24, 2013 - at least 1,129 people died when an 8 story commercial building collapsed in Savar Dhaka, Bangladesh and another 2,515 people were injured.  It is considered to be the deadliest ...
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Don't forget those that make our Christmas gifts and those that die making them.

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Why Don't More People Care About Black Maternal Deaths?

Why Don't More People Care About Black Maternal Deaths? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
What will it take to get people to recognize not just the racial disparity in death rates but the disparity in concern over U.S. Black women's health and lives?

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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This subject is nearly never talked about.

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Safe motherhood is clearly elusive for U.S. Black women who, by virtue of their residence in the world’s most developed country, have access to more medical advances than women in Bolivia or Zambia. As Amnesty International pointed out in its 2010 report Deadly Delivery, Black women’s maternal death rate has been shockingly high for decades, with few voices outside public health communities calling for action. What will it take to get people to recognize not just the racial disparity in death rates but the disparity in concern over U.S. Black women’s health and lives?

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The United States has More People in Jail than High School Teachers and Engineers

The United States has More People in Jail than High School Teachers and Engineers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
America has become a gigantic gulag over the past few decades and most of its citizens don't know, or just don't care. One of the primary causes of the over incarceration in the U.S. is the absurd,...
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Here is a graph that will hurt our eyes, brain and heart.

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Healthcare.gov worked and saved money with much better insurance

Healthcare.gov worked and saved money with much better insurance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
I just completed enrolling for healthcare insurance in the Federal Healthcare Exchange. I got better health and dental insurance at a lower cost.
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Well, eight hundred a month for a family plan isn't cheap. I do know that for a family with someone that has a preexisting condition it has been far more expensive for that much coverage. So things might get a lot better for many people, a bit better for some, but I still think we need to make this a starting point not a finish.

 

Obama threw in the towel to something’s that do and will continue to affect everyone other than those rich enough to survives sickness and old age care and have enough to not have to give their wealth away or have it taken away after a lifetime of so called earning their assists.

 

These are old age and illness standards we should but back into the ACA. The first thing two major things in the ACA the Democrats gave into the GOP on were these two:

 

1.The ability to become sick and become old and not go bankrupt and broke. Yes some become too ill and too alone to handle their own affairs.... but they are not dead and are still human and should not be sentenced to a penalty of absolute poverty like the worth murderer behind bars and topped with a certain death sentence on top of that. No one should have to worry that an insurance company or their own government will take a lifetime of assets because they became to ill or old to continue to earn them. No one should have to give all those assets away while they are still living to make themselves impoverished either.. 

 

2. The other one they gave in on and tossed out the last I knew were so miss named and so called "death panels". These were to be legal advisers to the sick and elderly. Those that have gone through anything but sudden death (and maybe probably matters then too), realize how important legal advice is to the individual and the families involved. Developing a network of these legal lawyers is as important as public defenders are. Many people just go to any popular lawyer that will readily charge them 500 dollars or more for poor advice unless they have enough money in their assets to give that lawyer regular or large in come. Most lawyers do not specialize in less than upper-class services too often.

 

They can be nice and can save you or bargain for you and make difference in your life if you can come up with the money and figure out whom to go to or just get lucky. No one should expect different unless the layer is a public servant hired for a specific service to the public, like elderly and sick care legal issues. This would be an ideal job for smart students the government enlist to school at public expense for a share back time to act as advisors for four or fives years at modest, but good pay. There are many people bright enough to be lawyers that just can't afford to stay in school. Student doctors could be offered the same deal too. The Military trained brilliant doctors that served society for a payback time while on good, but modest salaries. In the end they were debt free and most moved on to private practice and some made that a lifetime service.

 

3. Yes, I know I didn't say three earlier. I'm adding this now. The idea is mine but I also heard it coming Harvard Young Progressives during the healthcare debate I read about daily. They were pushing formally for some basis sick care payments cover annually on all levels of the plans. They suggested three doctor visits and one emergency room visit be covered each year in addition to the included preventive care. One could view early sick treatment as preventive care as well. This should also be added to the ACA. Many people that come up with the money for insurance afterward have little left for paying for a doctor visit when sick with what after that. We are all paying for health care for when we are sick and everyone should get something for their money and that is what most everyone needs and should have.

 

Most fairly healthy people will not go to an emergency room in their lifetime very often nor will they go to doctors too much in a year time. The three-visit limit before the deductibles kick in should cause those running to a doctor for every little thing to still pay their own way. But all the rest of the paying public will also get what most need for the year. Getting people to go while they are sick will also allow doctors to catch things while they are still minor and know their patients more.

 

The only way anyone wins the insurance investment back big is to lose big. Lose your health in this case, your transportation in that type of insurance, your home in another, and your life in the last one. No one wants to be the big winner in the insurance game. Everyone should get something back they need from their investment in these pools unless they are going to cut the price of these down to just catastrophe which most people will not need in their life time or the whole insurance system would fail anyway.

 

Insurance is a customer service for those that agree to protect each other in their collective pull/pool of resources, which they entrust to a company or government to hold for those purposes, and those customers pay them to do that service.  It was never sold or planned as a way for the hand full massive profits to service providers that collect the group’s funds to buy up the elected officials, line their own pockets with giant profits and so forth.  That has been a corruption of the whole process and we should not put our money into that design. Perhaps it is time to reevaluate the whole concept of insurance as it has become very corrupted from the original intent. This is an area that really needs to look at going to a non-profit customer owned co-op situation if we don’t decide to make it national and government based service.

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Renewing interest in politics must begin at a local level - The Guardian

Renewing interest in politics must begin at a local level - The Guardian | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Renewing interest in politics must begin at a local level
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Not bothering to protest, many escape into the glamour of popular technology and the promise of celebrity.
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Top Five GMO Failures - The Epoch Times

Top Five GMO Failures - The Epoch Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
GMO versions of corn, soy, canola, and others have proven wildly successful in American agriculture, but the industry also has a history of franken-failures.
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Here's an Interesting account of GMO failures that are worth our attention.

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While Wronged Homeowners Got 300 Apiece in Foreclosure Settlement, Consultants Who Helped Protect Banks Got 2 Billion | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

While Wronged Homeowners Got 300 Apiece in Foreclosure Settlement, Consultants Who Helped Protect Banks Got 2 Billion | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Senate hearing suggests new depths of deception
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Here is Interesting information that didn't make too many front pages for some reason.

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Blaming the Victims: Media Bias Against Struggling Millennials

Blaming the Victims: Media Bias Against Struggling Millennials | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The mainstream media's common refrain - that the economic problems that young people face are the product of generational laziness and a sense of entitlement \u2013 fails to report the specific problems facing youths in the United States.
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This gives some good arguments that say "wait a minute" when it comes to claiming a whole generation to be lazy and a stereo type of lazy at that.

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Exclusive: Inside America's Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere

Exclusive: Inside America's Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

The United States and its key intelligence allies are quietly working behind the scenes to kneecap a mounting movement in the United Nations to promote a universal human right to online privacy, according to diplomatic sources and an internal American government document obtained by The Cable.

 
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This is a major play for control over the internet that on a global basis citizens cannot let happen.

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Don't demonize public pensions: Opposing view

Don't demonize public pensions: Opposing view | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Government workers aren't leeches; they deserve secure retirements. The budget problems of state and local governments have more to do with wasteful corporate subsidies than pensions.
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"Fueling taxpayers' anger is that they are financing benefits no longer available to most private-sector workers." (as mentioned in this article).


Now that many retirements are invested so that Wall Street can float their boats on these investments, Wall Street seems very unwilling to  payout after using these funds to gain tremendous advantage over the last 35 years. There is also not a word mentioned about the loses to retirement investments managed by Wall Street. Just because corporations bullied the private sector employees out of, or down from their benefits doesn't make that right or better.

 

The people that believe public servants are freeloaders need to realize sooner or later they will be recognized for his



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Finding Power in Occupy | PopularResistance.Org

Finding Power in Occupy | PopularResistance.Org | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

'There is a general unrest in my generation. We are the most diverse and the most underrepresented; we are the most educated and the most unemployed. Our values are not reflected in the systems that govern our lives.


Via Ishtarmuz
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"There is a general unrest in my generation. We are the most diverse and the most underrepresented; we are the most educated and the most unemployed. Our values are not reflected in the systems that govern our lives." 

 

That statement is so true I just thought I would paste it again!

 

 

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Wal-Mart protesters arrested at Black Friday rallies

Wal-Mart protesters arrested at Black Friday rallies | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Protesters gathered outside a number of Walmart locations Friday calling for higher wages at the country's largest private retailer.
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This fails to mention  that over 800,000 make less than $25,000 per year at Walmart the nation’s largest, private employer.....by the way everyone can thank the protestors for the super low buys this year! Walmart was so afraid the boycott would take off they did major cuts to tempt buyers into the doors.

 

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Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor

Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An exclusive Occupy.com investigation reveals that Srdja Popovic, one of the leading architects of the overthrow of Slobodan Milodevic, has served as an intelligence gatherer for Strator and the U.S. government, informing on activists worldwide.
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This report from US Uncut and shared by Occupy Wall Street.

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Daily Kos: Fast food workers to strike in 100 cities

Daily Kos: Fast food workers to strike in 100 cities | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Less than a week after more than 110 ... (Fast food workers to #strike in 100 cities
http://t.co/YK0sDDMkHY)
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The march goes on for a more fair work a day world.

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Labor Board Sides With Workers: Wal-Mart Can’t Silence Employees Any Longer | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Labor Board Sides With Workers: Wal-Mart Can’t Silence Employees Any Longer | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Wal-Mart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.
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Wal-Mart has become a symbol — and a major cause — of the nation’s widening gap between the super-rich and the rest. The company’s controlling family, the Waltons, have a net worth of more than $144 billion. This is more than the total wealth of 40 percent of all Americans — over 125 million people. Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke received over $20 million in compensation last year. Last year Wal-Mart made $17 billion in profits.

 
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The Colorado Coalfield War Archaeological Project Digital Atlas- Strike

The Colorado Coalfield War Archaeological Project Digital Atlas- Strike | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

The harsh working conditions in the mines and the feudal-like living conditions of the coal camps took its toll on the miners and their families. In an attempt to improve these conditions, miners and their families answered the United Mine Workers strike call on September 30, 1913.

The union issued 7 demands:

1) Recognition of the United Mine Workers of America
2) A 10% wage increase
3) Enforcement of the 8 hour day
4) Payment for dead work
5) Right to elect checkweighmen
6) The right to trade in any store, board anywhere, and use any doctor
7) Enforcement of Colorado mining laws and abolishment of armed mine guards


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These demands were about more than just higher wages.


The union and the strikers wanted a change in both the labor and community relations found in the coal camps.


The coal companies answered the strike with violence and harassment. They began by evicting the miners and their families from company housing and used hired guns, such as the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency and local sheriff deputies, to intimidate strikers. The UMWA established 8 tent cities or strikers' colonies in the strike zone to house and protect the strikers and their families.


Despite the union and the strikers' attempts at creating a stable community in the tent cities, the violence of the strike became a normal part of life. The entrance of the Colorado National Guard in November of 1913 promised a move towards peace, but added to the tension and violence of the strike. This violence culminated in the Ludlow Massacre on April 20, 1914 when members of the Colorado National Guard strafed the Ludlow strikers' colony and burned the tents killing 20 colonists in the process.


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Oil Pipeline Explodes In China, Killing 35 And Setting The Ocean On Fire

Oil Pipeline Explodes In China, Killing 35 And Setting The Ocean On Fire | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An oil pipeline exploded in Qingdao in China Friday, killing 35 people and injuring 166 by the latest count, and spilling oil into the ocean.
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Here is more on China's recent oil pipeline accident. 

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Voter suppression the new GOP strategy

Voter suppression the new GOP strategy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Voter suppression and money are key.
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Wright, who represented his Fort Worth district in Congress for 34 years, told the local paper that he had voted in every election since 1944 and that he had realized shortly before Election Day that his identification — a driver’s license that expired in 2010 and a university faculty ID — would not suffice under the state’s 2011 voter ID law. Indeed, officials required Wright to produce a certified copy of his birth certificate to procure a personal identification card that would allow him to vote.

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Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer "Rich people don't create jobs"

Via Business Insider: "As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-...
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OccupyMARINES"As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don't actually create jobs. The position is controversial — so much so that TED is refusing to post a talk that Hanauer gave on the subject. National Journal reports today that TED officials decided not to put Hanauer's March 1 speech up online after deeming his remarks "too politically controversial" for the site."
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Moral Monday Begins: Historians Join Clergy in Civil Disobedience Protests | "Story of America"

http://www.storyofamerica.org/historians_arrested If the North Carolina General Assembly is concerned about its place in history, it looks like they've got s...
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These are Powerful real life events . The full film will be great to seel. The story behind it should also be powerful.

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FL Man Converts Crime-Ridden Hood Into Youth Haven: Provides Preschool, Full College Tuition For H. S. Grads AND MORE!

FL Man Converts Crime-Ridden Hood Into Youth Haven: Provides Preschool, Full College Tuition For H. S. Grads AND MORE! | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In 1993, after making millions in the hotel industry, Harris Rosen "adopted" a run-down, drug-infested park and turned it into a haven for local children.  He offers free preschool for all children prior to kindergarten and full college scholarships...
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Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees

Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama said Monday that he is "deeply disappointed" in Senate Republicans for blocking three of his nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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"Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a similar statement on the Senate floor last Wednesday.

"The powerful interests that work to rig the Supreme Court also want to rig the lower courts," Warren said. "In the next five years, the D.C. Circuit will decide some of the most important cases of our time, including cases that will decide whether Wall Street reform will have real bite or whether it will just be toothless."

 
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