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February 7, 2018

The bribery continues, and so does the mass killings

Filed under: Greed, meme, News, Political — Scottie @ 07:41

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

December 28, 2017

Keeping your eye open…

Filed under: Economics, Greed, meme, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:58

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December 25, 2017

Trickle down for christmas.

Filed under: Economics, Greed, History, meme, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:00

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Mike Peters)

(cartoon by Nick Anderson)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

 

November 19, 2017

Filed under: Economics, Greed, News, Political — Scottie @ 10:10

November 15, 2017

Take from the poor to give to the wealthy. That is the republican code.

Filed under: Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:33

Yet they are still insisting on giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy who do not need it.  They are taking that income from the poorest and the middle class to do that.    Now you know who they work for, and it is not you.  Lets remind them they work for the voters not the wealthy donors.   Hugs

September 25, 2017

Conservative Christian Men’s Weird Sexual Addiction

Filed under: Greed, Reason, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 15:54

I was having a conversation with a theist named Mel on his blog here https://melwild.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/atheist-puts-the-smackdown-on-richard-carrier/ and sort of out of the blue Mel dismissed a well known atheist speaker because of the persons legal consensual sexual activities.    The fact that the person is not following the sexual morals lauded by Mel seemed to negate the persons arguments and his worth to Mel.   That angered me.  I responded and then asked some friends what their opinion was.   Victoria sent me a link to this grand post.  Thank you Victoria.  Hugs

There are three words guaranteed to strike fear in the hearts of most Conservative Christians—especially the men: Sex, Sexuality, Gender. Any one of these subjects, whether spoken of explicitly or peripherally, is sure to induce panic attacks and leave Bible Belt Jesus dudes breaking out in a cold sweat, turning fifty shades of red, and sprinting for the nearest… Continue Reading Conservative Christian Men’s Weird Sexual Addiction

Source: Conservative Christian Men’s Weird Sexual Addiction

July 1, 2017

(3) Jason Chaffetz Hypocritically Calls for Government Handouts for Rich Politicians – YouTube

Filed under: Greed, News, Political — Scottie @ 18:31

I wanted to say this , but this 4 minute video does it better and uses video of Chaffetz own words against him.  Basically he says the poor need to just find a way to get along and hey don’t buy that cell phone ever few years, but he who is worth millions needs extra money to live the lavish life style he wants because he sees others living it.  Wow.  Hugs

March 9, 2017

The Republican health care bill makes no sense – YouTube

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 14:59

January 29, 2017

Only Muslim countries tRump did not have business were banned. Ones he had business dealings with were not banned. Weird?

Filed under: Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 19:24

Thanks to Peter for letting me post this here.   It was a comment Peter left on Nan’s blog.  https://sayitnow.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/im-the-boss-so-get-over-it/   Hugs

January 27, 2017

Social Security can survive without benefit cuts

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 17:21

Congress can improve the solvency of Social Security without forcing those who can least afford it to bear most of the burden.

Source: Social Security can survive without benefit cuts

Excerpt Below:

Asking Social Security beneficiaries to pay the price is not a fair — or successful — strategy for keeping the system solvent. There are modest and manageable solutions Congress could implement right now to preserve Social Security for current and future generations. Rather than cut benefits, Congress could increase Social Security revenues in a way that would keep the trust fund solvent for the rest of this century without burdening working Americans: an adjustment to the cap on Social Security wages and a small increase in the payroll (FICA) tax.

January 16, 2017

Killing Protesters Could Become Legal – YouTube.  What happened to a goverment for the people ? Hugs

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 23:33

December 30, 2016

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources deletes accurate climate science from agency webpage

Filed under: Earth News, Greed, Harm, History, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 16:33

This angers me.  It shows again the republicans are willing to bully, lie, and cheat to advance their agenda.    They are admitting two things here.  They are admitting the science is against them and they are wrong on the science of Climate Change.  They are also admitting they can’t win on truth.  So they pull stuff like this.  I do not know how but somehow we must we must take our country back before it is far too late.   It might already be.  It seems we are become a lawless country of citizens with different rights.  Some will have all the rights, and be rulers.  Those that support them will be given a few rights.  The rest will be serfs, peasants who toil for the good of the masters, slaves in their own country with no rights.  Already health care is being taken away, standard of living is being threatened more than it already has been, and there are bills in congress to enshrine in laws the legal right to discriminate against groups some people don’t like.  IF we don’t change this soon, we will be a country with three class groups.  Rulers, thugs, and slaves.   Welcome to the new tRump land.   Hugs

The site went from explaining man-made climate change to falsely claiming that the science on climate change is unsettled.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources deletes accurate climate science from agency webpage

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A webpage run by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources used to explain to visitors that climate change is both occurring and is the result of human activity. Now, visitors to the same webpage will find false information claiming that the cause of climate change is still a matter of scientific debate.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the department, which is in charge of the state’s environmental policy, among other things, quietly scrubbed language from a page about the Great Lakes and climate change, striking out entire sentences about human contributions to climate change.

December 24, 2016

We have been here before …. history repeating

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Greed, Harm, History, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:33

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November 30, 2016

Getting the Story from Standing Rock – RA

Filed under: Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 18:21

I think it was in August when I read something online saying “Did you know that the largest Native American demonstration in history is going on right now, and no one is reporting on […]

Source: Getting the Story from Standing Rock – RA

October 4, 2016

Evangelist Franklin Graham: Ignore Trump’s Taxes! We Have to Stop Transgender Soldiers’ Rights!

Filed under: Bigotry, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 12:16

This angers me, because it shows clearly this is not about principle, it is not even about their religion, nor their god, but it is about bigotry!   It is all about their dislike and refusal to even try to understand sexual and gender issues.   They use the laws of leviticus to support their disgust for something different than they are or do, while at the same time saying all the other laws included in that same book no longer apply.  Just the one that supports their bigotry.   Then they get upset when called on it and claim they are not bigots nor homophobic but it is a matter of faith.   IF that is so then follow all the laws or don’t use any of them.   If the laws don’t apply for any other subject, they don’t apply to the one that supports your hate.  Refusal to even try to understand, such as the case here with transgender needs and feelings, is not honoring your God.  It is not being faithful.   It is not even being a “good” christian.   It is a closed minded expression of hate, dislike, bigotry, and anger.   You don’t like it, so it can not be allowed.   You are so busy defending your limited views on gender and sexuality you can’t even see how you trample your own message from your deity.   He claims to have created everyone and thing.  The bible claims he knows us in the womb.  Remember the message about how you treat the least of these?   Well by your actions on these matters you are showing that you are willing to disregard all that because the idea of not being the gender you were born with, or two people of the same sex enjoying their bodies together is something you fear so greatly.   Where does that fear come from.   Well the truth is part of it is the fact if you don’t do it, no one should do it type of mindset.  The other is the money grubbers in the church who are afraid they will lose out on gaining one less child if they can not force everyone to conceive for them.   Those children they hope will grow up and give their money generously to the church.   Then those same grown up children can be forced to procreate more children to keep the cycle going.   I won’t even mention what others want those children for, it just makes me to angry.   I know this won’t change the minds of many that are far to set in delusion, but I hope some will reflect on what I written.   Hugs

 

This is faith-based bigotry in a nutshell.

Source: Evangelist Franklin Graham: Ignore Trump’s Taxes! We Have to Stop Transgender Soldiers’ Rights!

Excerpt below:

Graham should just admit this isn’t about Trump. He’ll always support the thrice-married, always-bragging, insult-spewing con artist with an “R” next to his name because that’s what Jesus would do. But caring for people who tell you they’re suffering because they don’t look on the outside the way they feel on the inside? Even if you don’t understand the issue, the government giving them the opportunity to have that surgery seems like such a small price to pay to ease their pain, especially given the sacrifice they’re making.

But this is how Graham operates. If you don’t believe in his God, or live up to his faith-based ideals, he wants nothing to do with you.

September 14, 2016

The Truth About Donald Trump – YouTube

Filed under: Economics, Greed, History, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 20:23

September 7, 2016

standard technique

Filed under: Economics, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:49

defunding

September 2, 2016

Mylan CEO’s Pay Rose Over 600 Percent as EpiPen Price Rose 400 Percent – NBC News

Filed under: Greed, Harm, Health, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 19:12

 

I use this medication so this is personally affecting me.  At comes at a time I can not take any more increases of my medications cost.  I am almost, not yet, but almost to the point I will have to stop getting treatment for some things to keep treatment on others.   Is this the right thing, the American way?  I served two tours in the US military, I worked up until my body failed, I worked hard to get better and I worked again until working became life threatening.  Now I will suffer until I die for my effort, but I tried, I did my part.  Now I can not even afford the care to take me to death.   This so someone can make millions, more than the millions they were making.  Will my death and the rest of the people’s death be worth that millions to anyone? sad hugs

As Mylan’s EpiPen prices rose over 400 percent, pay for its top executive jumped over 600 percent.

Source: Mylan CEO’s Pay Rose Over 600 Percent as EpiPen Price Rose 400 Percent – NBC News

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EpiPen prices aren’t the only thing to jump at Mylan. Executive salaries have also seen a stratospheric uptick.

Proxy filings show that from 2007 to 2015, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch’s total compensation went from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, a 671 percent increase. During the same period, the company raised EpiPen prices, with the average wholesale price going from $56.64 to $317.82, a 461 percent increase, according to data provided by Connecture.

Insulin price spike leaves diabetes patients in crisis | Butte News | mtstandard.com

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, Health, News — Scottie @ 14:39

A massive spike in insulin prices is causing a health crisis for millions of diabetes patients who depend on the lifesaving drug, doctors say.

Source: Insulin price spike leaves diabetes patients in crisis | Butte News | mtstandard.com

 

I have been posting lately about the rise in drug prices.   Think it doesn’t affect those of us with good insurance.   Wrong.  I figure I have good insurance.   I have a lot of medical issues and see doctors almost every month.   I am on two sugar medications right now that my co-pay is 150 every three months.   If these had not worked, and they don’t always,  they started out working and  now seem to be having a less effect on my blood sugar, I would have to do insulin and the shots.    That would be currently about 150 to 200 dollars every three months depending on insulin and needles.  Remember this is just for my diabetic medications, I have other medications I have a co-pay on.  So when I read things like this it does scare me.   Ron and I are stretched as far as we can be.  We had to give up stuff we enjoyed to be able to afford our medications co-pays.  Ron’s costs are the same as mine if not more.  We need to have price controls, we need to have negotiated prices, we need to do what other countries do to keep costs down.  Why should the US be paying huge prices and our people going without when the same drug from the same company costs a fraction of the price in Canada?  Remember I feel lucky I have the insurance I do, what about those that have no insurance or poor insurance?   Hugs

August 28, 2016

So True.

Filed under: Greed, Harm, History, Questions — Scottie @ 21:02

Drug company greed

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