You know what saddens me, it is that Huckabee who was a pastor, who is trying to win the religious vote, feels it is OK to lie so blatantly. He makes no attempt to be honest. I would think that he would be the first one to insist on complete honestly in everyone but especially himself. Is it not one of the ten commandments of his god to not tell lies. Yet he repeats often what he knows has been fact checked and found to be false and wrong, yet again he says them like they are fact. Sad to see he has sold his soul for the idea of presidency. I know if I was a christian religious person I would refuse to follow someone who lies so clearly and knowingly. Hugs
May 5, 2015
Watch the video. Simply stopping the cap so rich people pay on all their income like the rest of us, would not only fund it for a huge amount of time but be able to increase the amount the poor get so they can live with out having to eat cat food or stop taking their meds. Why should the really wealthy only have to pay the social security tax on a small portion of their wealth while the rest pay on all their small income. Don’t tell me people will stop working and pulling in their 3 hundred THOUSAND and more just because they have to pay an extra 20 dollars in taxes. They won’t even notice. Heck they drop more than that and it is too small for them to bend over and pick back up. It is a dodge to make people scared. I can tell you for a fact that most people have not managed to save any money due to the high cost of living and the fact that wages have stagnated over the last 40 years. So people have only social security to retire on. No single person can live on just social security, nor can any disabled person. That is the society we have created here in our country. Enjoy. Hugs
Addicting Info – With Officers Charged In Freddie Gray Case, Family Of Tamir Rice Fed Up, Speaks Out For Justice
again another excerpt. Please read the whole article. It is so heart breaking that a 12 yr old was gunned down and the police who did it are not even concerned with being held accountable. Sad. Hugs
The family spokesperson also pointed out that video only partially exists of Gray’s arrest and subsequent death, yet all six officers involved have been charged; whereas, full video surveillance exists of Tamir Rice’s murder, complete with showing an officer shooting the boy down within a second or two of exiting his car. As one Facebook commenter said at the time of the video’s first release, “[That cop’s] seatbelt didn’t even have time to snap back before he shot that child.” The family’s spokesperson said:
“The way they shot Tamir, the conduct after they shot Tamir, everything is reckless and irresponsible.”
Believing in the clear evidence presented in the form of the surveillance film, Maddison said:
“Five months and twelve days we have waited for some sort of response. We want the sympathy to turn into support. This foot-dragging investigation is going slower than molasses in the wintertime. Tamir Rice cannot be put to final rest because they need more time.”
I watched the video of the out right killing of this 12 yr old boy. It was a murder. They drove up and just shot him. I posted this before and I listed ten things the officers could have done differently. First not stop right in front of the boy if they really thought he had a weapon as they claim. They did not have time on the video to assess the situation. They just rushed up to a black boy and shot him dead. That is bigotry and murder, and it is NOT police work. Hugs
The family of Tamir Rice is fed up, frustrated, and fighting back for the lack of action against the officers involved in the murder of the 12-year-old Cleveland, Ohio boy. Monday, Rice’s family spoke truth to power at a press conference regarding the snaillike pace the case has been taking so far, citing that officers in Freddie Gray’s murder have been charged merely several weeks after Gray’s death, but Cleveland has yet to do so since Rice’s murder last November.
That’s how bad the state of affairs have gotten in the United States – when cops blatantly murdering citizens who have not even committed any crimes still takes “several weeks” to decide to charge, and that’s a victory. Because, you know, even cops killing kids on camera aren’t charged, it appears. Sure, the police were informed Rice had a gun, but it’s also reported (though contested) that they knew it was a BB gun. Either way there is no excuse for the speed at which Rice was gunned down by an officer who had only just sprung from his vehicle.
Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, stated:
“In less than a second, my son is gone and I want to know how long I have to wait for justice.”
Charges Dropped Against Willie Manning; Becomes 153rd Death Row Exoneree | Death Penalty Information Center
another in a long list of why we need to get rid of the death penalty. First it is almost useless for any thing and way too costly, but we can not give back lives that are taken. how do we bring those the state kills back to life and say sorry, but you were not guilty all this time. Here is the real issue, how to give back that which we take or make our mistakes right. Prison is a punishment for committing a crime, well if we use the death penalty on not guilty people, what punishment does the state have to pay? Hugs
May 4, 2015
Addicting Info – Man Builds Homeless Woman A Tiny Home Because ‘Everyone Should Have A Right To Shelter’ (VIDEO)
Hope, there is a ray of hope. Thanks. Hugs
Again I ask , what is this drive that people who have more than enough for what they want to hurt, shame , and deny the basics to those who have little or nothing? I just can’t understand this. I just gave several days of my time to an elderly lady in our park who needed my knowledge, and when we were done she fretfully reached for her purse to pay me. I do know she was struggling and so I said I don’t charge. She was upset and I did not want to hurt her pride, so I simply said I would take a donation, the amount up to her as to what she thought was right. I have to say I was so happy to see the relief in her eyes as she slid a few crumpled bills into my hand. I placed them in my pocket with a thank you and turned the talk to other matters. If you don’t understand I doubt I can explain.
Heart breaking, really heart breaking..and how do people who have more than enough even consider ideas like this….I just don’t get it. Hugs
It seems that Republicans are now in a competition to see who can kick poor people the hardest just because they are down.
In Wisconsin, they are attempting to shorten the list of “acceptable” foods to the point where it would be almost impossible to survive.
Here’s a list of just some of the ways Republicans are trying to punish people who are on food stamps:
No jarred spaghetti sauce for poor folks, or soups, salsa, or ketchup. No canned beans, except for green, wax or yellow beans. Actually, beans can be purchased, but with a different check. For some items, the bill specifies certain brands. It would also eliminate bulk food, which are generally the least expensive.
To demonstrate the perils of food policing at Thursday’s hearing, a Democrat on the committee held up a plate of four different kinds of cheese. Although they are nutritionally indistinguishable, three of the four cheeses would be prohibited. “When you look at something like this cheese plate, there’s no evidence of sharp cheddar fraud. People are not buying sharp cheddar in order to defraud FoodShare, and there’s no nutritional difference. So if those are the stated goals, the bill is not accomplishing either,” Rep. Mark Spreitzer said.
Source: Think Progress
During Brooks’ time in office, he has authored just two bills. The first is a state and local tax cut for people wealthy enough to take capital losses. The second is to force poor people off their potato and oregano habit. There’s no word on how he’s forcing the rich people to spend their tax cuts.
May 3, 2015
May 2, 2015
Orange County family paid $72K to keep son in upgraded jail cell after he killed girl while drunk driving
I have included a excerpt from the article below. Please read the whole article to see how very unfair this it. It seems it would be against all we believe in. Hugs