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Posted by The Wielding Truth in General Discussion
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 11:45 PM

Quakers are present as supporters. Crowd size about 1000.

" You can't evict and Idea!"
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Posted by The Wielding Truth in General Discussion
Wed Sep 14th 2011, 04:59 PM
When I pay my taxes I pay to help the public and the common good, not the prosperous private extremely well off un-needy.I'm not paying for their private jet with my money. NO!No more. Let's get this stupid House to pass the President's bill!

I called my reps. Will you?
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Posted by The Wielding Truth in General Discussion: Presidency
Fri Jul 15th 2011, 10:39 AM
get this done and his push to make the Republican political thugs get to work to make our country run again!
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Posted by The Wielding Truth in General Discussion
Mon Apr 04th 2011, 02:19 PM /

There is no safe dose of radiation.

We do not x-ray pregnant women.

Any detectable fallout can kill.

With erratic radiation spikes, major air and water emissions and at least three reactors and waste pools in serious danger at Fukushima, we must prepare for the worst.

When you hear the terms “safe” and “insignificant” in reference to radioactive fallout, ask yourself: ”Safe to whom”? ”Insignificant for which of us?”

Despite the corporate media, what has and will continue to come here from Fukushima is deadly to Americans. At very least it threatens countless embryos and fetuses in utero, the infants, the elderly, the unborn who will come to future mothers now being exposed. ( /… )
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Posted by The Wielding Truth in General Discussion
Mon Mar 21st 2011, 12:14 PM
I just had a cold call from a woman from a neighboring township who after saying her name and her general location asked me if I believed that there could be world peace. I was thrown because I knew this was a religious "grab you" question. I was so taken back that someone, I didn't know, could call me and question my religious beliefs. I told her that the question was too complicated and would involve my personal beliefs and I didn't wish to be grilled by someone who didn't know me on the phone. She went on about how the bible and I told her that I felt it was too personal and private to me. That it was as though she were asking my bedroom or bathroom habits. I said that she was wrong to push someone into answering a cosmic question only to fill in the blank with her views. My blood pressure is boiling.

Shouldn't we be free from religious harassment?
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Posted by The Wielding Truth in General Discussion
Wed Dec 22nd 2010, 11:01 AM
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Maybe this is why we care so much. It's because kindness is important to us and we cannot understand the reason to mislead and hurt others. Why we champion minorities and accept differences and try very hard to collectively help those in need.
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On September 23rd, the new health care law:

Ends pre-existing condition exclusions for children under 19. As of September 23rd, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on a pre-existing condition or institute benefit limitations.

Bans arbitrary rescissions of insurance policy. Insurance companies can no longer drop your coverage when you get sick and need it most. Under the new regulations insurers and plans are prohibited from rescinding coverage--for individuals and groups of people--except in cases of fraud.

Gets rid of lifetime limits. No longer can insurance companies stop paying for your care once you hit your lifetime 'cap' on coverage. Currently, once you reach your policy's lifetime limit, the policy is revoked, leaving you with 100% of the cost of all future medical expenses. This new regulation prohibits lifetime limits in all health plans and insurance polices issued or renewed on or after September 23rd.

Restricts annual limits. Annual limits are less common than lifetime limits, but follow the same general idea. The new rules will phase out the use of annual dollar limits over the next three years until 2014 when the Affordable Care Act bans them for most plans.

Institutes a new appeals process. Plans issued on or after September 23rd must include streamlined guidelines for an internal appeals process. They must also include an external process for appeals, so that if the insurance company denies a claim the policy holder can take it to an external reviewer not employed by the insurance company. These regulations include provisions mandating there is an expedited process for emergency cases and that the insurance company picks up the lion's share of the cost for external reviews.

Allows young adults up to the age of 26 to stay on their parent's plan. Young adults will now able to be put onto their parent's plan as a dependent on open enrollment periods after September 23rd. The person needs to be under the age of 26, but doesn't need to be filed as a dependent on tax statuses, or be a student; they can also be married and still be eligible for coverage. They only need to be the legal child of the parent looking to add them to their plan.

Mandates free preventive care. All plans offered on or after September 23rd must give policy holders free preventive care benefits including coverage with no-cost sharing for all preventive services labeled A or B by the U.S. Preventive Services Tax Force, which include: annual check-ups, mammograms, colonoscopies, diabetes screening, depression screening, STD screenings, and other preventive care screenings and tests. It also includes vaccinations for children, autism screenings for children, hearing and vision screenings and other additional screenings for children.

Creates small business tax credits. The first round of small business tax credits are available this year to qualifying businesses. Tax credits of up to 35% of premiums will be available to firms that choose to offer health care coverage. There is also up to 25% tax credits available to small non profits that offer health insurance.

Issues a rebate check to seniors in the 'donut hole.' This year seniors stuck in the donut hole in Medicare Part D will receive a $250 check to help with the costs. Effective next year, the donut hole will begin to shrink every year until it is closed in 2020. Also, seniors will receive a 50% discount on brand name drugs and 7% on generics next year if they hit the donut hole.
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It seems to be a different font and runs together.
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had a heart attack. They have no money coming in. Has anyone heard if benefits are being continued?
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"Supertankers" are generally defined as those greater than 250,000 tonnes deadweight (meaning the maximum weight they can carry when fully loaded). Today's supertankers, on average, can carry about 2 million barrels or 84 million gallons of crude oil and petroleum product. The largest supertanker in the world is the Norwegian-owned Knock Nevis which is 647,955 tonnes deadweight and can hold 4.1 million barrels of petroleum.

It seems removing the leaked oil until the leak is stopped should help. Right???
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we invite you to read our daily staff tips on how you can make a difference for wildlands.

Help wildlands this Earth Day! Tip #2: Leave no trace

By Michael Carroll

From now until Earth Day, we invite you to read our daily staff tips on how you can make a difference for wildlands.
Here are a few ideas on keeping our human footprint as small as possible so that we can keep our land, water, and wildlife healthy:

•Minimize your impact by using already existing trails and campsites and try to steer clear of places where human impacts are just starting to show.
•Wipe down your boots after each trip into nature: this helps prevent the spread of invasive species, which can disrupt the delicate ecosystem you’re visiting.
•Don’t wash your hands or dump dirty dish water into lakes, rivers, or streams in nature (and don’t forget to use eco-friendly soap). We don’t want to poison wildlife with our gray water. Plus, we all live downstream!
•Be sure to pack recyclables back home with you. Even if waste disposal is offered at favorite trails or camp sites, recycling often is not.
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Posted by The Wielding Truth in Environment/Energy
Mon Mar 01st 2010, 02:00 PM

America's rainforest, the Tongass National Forest, is stunningly beautiful, stretching across islands, fjords and mainland that are part of Southeast Alaska.

In this mist-shrouded forest, black and brown bears grow fat on five different species of Pacific salmon. Bald eagles soar high above waters where sea otters and whales splash.

But new legislation, #S.881, working its way through Congress would transfer much of the ancient forest remaining on the Tongass to Sealaska Corporation for industrial clearcut logging and other private development.

But new legislation working its way through Congress would transfer much of the ancient forest remaining on the Tongass to Sealaska Corporation for industrial clearcut logging and other private development.

Sealaska Corporation has already clearcut some 300,000 acres of the best and biggest trees on the Tongass, exporting the timber to international markets. They mustn't be allowed to take the best of what remains. Take action to stop this legislation.

The Tongass must be protected for its ecological values and to help local communities transition to a more sustainable forest economy. The Wilderness Society has been working with communities and the Forest Service on just such a plan, but this new legislation would undermine it, along with the ancient forest.

Tell Congress to oppose the Sealaska "Sweetheart Deal."


Kathy Kilmer
The Wilderness Society

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First it was in the Senate bill, then it was out. But now, thanks to the tenacity of a group of four Democratic Senators -- Michael Bennet (CO), Sherrod Brown (OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), and Jeff Merkley (OR) -- there is a renewed push to create a public option as part of health care reform.
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Your kids can be part of the new Washington DC Martin Luther King JR National Memorial Project.If their essay, art, or video entry is selected, they will be recognized on a trip to Washington, D.C.

This project will connect with the nations much like the Penny raising project for the Statue Of Liberty. It's a wonderful idea that will include lessons taught about the history changing life of Martin luther King Jr.

I would hope that the all schools and would embrace this ambitious collaboration.

Check it out and ask your teachers and if they have it included in their history, social studies, or community good works curriculums.

What do you guys think of this? I think it's amazing!
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