I am unemployed yet I am forced to pay for health insurance I can't afford in New York. I don't understand this at all. I guess I don't have to eat ... What a mess !!
A society that respects life does not deliberately kill human beings. An execution is a violent public spectacle of official homicide, and one that endorses killing to solve social problems – the worst possible example to set for the citizenry, and especially children. Governments worldwide have often attempted to justify their lethal fury by extolling the purported benefits that such killing would bring to the rest of society. The benefits of capital punishment are illusory, but the bloodshed and the resulting destruction of community decency are real.
ACLU-Case Against the Death Penalty
This is true, but we live in a society that supports, and has supported, the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children by our military industrial complex.
In virtually every case this mass murder has been justified for nefarious reasons.
This society clearly does not respect life or this wouldn't be occurring....over and over again, up to the present day.
The flag waving that occurs when these military/industrial killing campaigns begin is morally reprehensible, as is the honor and recognition showered on the perpetrators of genocide that occurs.
So....A society that will not only tolerate the murdering of hundreds of thousands, but cheer its occurence, has no actual respect for life and cannot be expected to be disturbed by such an institution as capital punishment.
34% of the states....in the land of the free.
That's an F...but not for Freedom.
Medieval thought still rules the home of the brave.
Here's hoping the federal Common Core curriculum has a module on freedom and human rights.
If so, there may be a chance to move this freedom score beyond an F with the current generation and this might give some value to Common Core.
On second thought, no it won't.
"Procreation has never been a condition of marriage under New Mexico law"the justices wrote.
Is it a condition of marriage in any state?
Or...is it just a condition in those individuals who still choose to be conservative with their awareness?
Now this is one conflicted guy.
Sends drones to kill innocent men, women and children.
Pardons crack cocaine users.
Oh wait, that's right, crack is his favorite illegal drug of choice.
It's hard to believe he's got something in common with Rob Ford... or is it?
Anything else in common?
Anyway, just helping out some fellow crack heads.
Victimless crimes like this are just used as a catchall to legitimize the bloated Criminal Injustice System and to keep the Prison Industrial Complex at capacity.
Legalization of these drugs would be a giant leap forward, but there's too much money to be made in the black market by various nefarious enterprises.
Heard about Wells Fargo Bank laundering drug cartel money?
Seen the photos of U.S. troops guarding the poppy crops in Afghanistan?
And again, let's not forget the piles of money to be made from incarceration by the free market private sector prison complex.
Why there's room for plenty of parasites to milk this cash cow.
Let 'em out
Arrest 'em again.
Put 'em in the spinner.
Smartest move so far by Obama.
The Real Reasons Death Penalties/Executions Fell
Nationally, from 1993 to 2012, murders dropped by 41%. Capital murders, the only ones eligible for the death penalty, likely, dropped in the 60-70% range, as capital murders are, most often, those combined with rape, robbery, or other crimes, which have dropped substantially, as well, explaining most of the drop.
Other reasons are:
2) 5 states, with Democratic Governors and Democratic majority legislators, abolished the death penalty and
3) a number of Supreme Court cases have restricted or delayed, even more, the application of the death penalty,
with both since 1994 and both in conflict with the majority will of the people. (A state appellate court vacated New York's death penalty statute).
Two of those states, Illinois and New Jersey, got the vote in during a lame duck session.
4) DA's are aware that some judges are, simply, obstructionists to the law, and those DA's may be reluctant to seek it, as in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, etc. In California, reform efforts are underway. (Ct & NJ repealed the death penalty).
Those four, likely, account for 90% of the drop in death sentences.
5) The decline in executions is, solely, the product of the case managers - the judges and has nothing to do with popular death penalty support (1).
THE ANTI DEATH PENALTY NONSENSE
Richard Dieter states: "I think the decline begins with the revelations about mistakes in capital cases — that innocent people could get the penalty and almost be executed has shocked the public to the point where death sentences are harder to obtain,".
This is typical anti death penalty drivel, with no evidence to support it.
A Nov. 2010 Angus Reid poll showed that a large majority, 81%, believes that innocents have been executed and, with that same group, responding to the "general" death penalty question, found 83% death penalty support and 13% opposition (2).
That shows no evidence that the US population has turned away from executions based upon the, largely, misleading innocence claims by anti death penalty folks (3).
Possibly 25-40 actual innocents have been sentenced to death and released since 1976. Not 143 (3). That is a 99.6% accuracy rate in convictions, with the 0.4% innocent being released - a very admirable record, which would fuel confidence.
There is no proof of an innocent executed in the US. at least since the 1930s.
The facts tell us that the death penalty is a greater protector of innocents, than is LWOP (3), a reality which would result in even more support for the death penalty.
1) Judges Responsible for Grossly Uneven Executions
2) US Death Penalty Support at 80% (now 86%): World Support Remains High
95% of Murder Victim's Family Members Support Death Penalty
3) The Innocent Frauds: Standard Anti Death Penalty Strategy
THE DEATH PENALTY: SAVING MORE INNOCENT LIVES
its all a joke, has insurance and was dropped. tryed to go back and get insurance with same companie, my plane had trippled in payment and got less of anything, wtf is that, i will pay the fine, its cheaper than health insurance.-
What say you folks do an article on the Un-Affordable Care Act or the Obama(Doesn't)Care Act?
This thing is a scam from top to bottom and deserves some hard-hitting journalism.
So how about it?
There's plenty of facts out there and a lot of skeptical people out there as well.
A friend who is an technical operator for Micron several years ago, had their entire fab fired. On their final paycheck Micron had a business card for a temp agency, 3/4's of them went there and found out that Micron had sent their files over and was willing to rehire every one from the fab, some even got a small pay raise. Unfortunately they lost they health insurance, 401k, stock options, and bonuses, and Micron saved money by only having to pay salaries not benefits. Local Greed is wonderful!
This is yet another sign of the times.
Temp agencies are right there along side the payday loan shops as fellow bottom feeders, parasitizing those on hard times, making their times even worse.
And companies like Bacardi are not unusual in their own parasitic use of workers.
In the current economy many employers are taking increasing advantage of even their full time employees.
The goal more and more seems to be to push the envelope on how much abuse employees will take.
It just goes to prove that without some sort of government regulation and legal consequences it isn't long before many companies will morph the work environment back to the slave like state of early industrialization.
We're clearly headed that way when you look at all the companies that have moved their factories to China, India and other third world countries, to take advantage of low wage , abused workers with zero rights.
Free market capitalism is a wonderful thing to behold isn't it?
As long as you're at the top of the heap of abusers and parasites.
Greed is Good and don't forget it!
When you look at the number of deluded people in the population, this small percentage is easily predictable.
"Even though we used technology to try to enhance the candour of respondents, we still see responses that are unrealistic," she said.
Ah technology, the be all and end all of legitamized science.
How about spending research dollars to find out something that's not so obvious?
Delusion is rampant in the culture.
To make that clear: Just ask people if they believe there's an economic recovery occurring.
The folks running these rackets are the bottom feeders of the parasitic financial industry.
These payday, auto-title and installment loan traps have been spreading throughout the U.S. like a cancer, praying on the increasing number of poor in the Land of the Free (Enterprise).
The growth of this racket is just one more sign of the actual depressed economy, despite the fantasies pumped out by the bank/corporate controlled Main Scam Media.
Another sign that feudalism is returning with a vengeance to Slavelandia.
Greed is Good and don't forget it!
"the American public deserved a chance to see these issues determined by open courts"
Open Courts? He's got to be kidding.
Has Snowden really been paying attention?
The controllers have their claws into the Judicial system, just as they do every other system of control.
The Un-Patriot-ic Act virtually eliminated the 4th along with the 1st.
Judge, this isn't about trying to find terrorists.
It's about terrorizing the public.
The name of the game is control.
It looks like this judge needs to be reminded who he actually works for and it ain't the citizens of Slavelandia.
And if that's true it will mean the Patriot Act (which sliced and diced the 4th Amendment) will be unconstitutional as well.
Finally a step in the right direction to protecting civil liberties! For too long, we’ve been allowing the coming of an age where the civil liberties our forefathers fought so hard for are being eroded by the day. Freedom of Press, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are mere ghostly images of their original intent. We’ve woken up to an Orwellian Society of Fear where anyone is at the mercy of being labeled a terrorist for standing up for rights we took for granted just over a decade ago. Read about how we’re waging war against ourselves at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09…
This is cute, but a huge number of Americans consuming unhealthy diets do so because they live in food deserts where produce and unprocessed staples are either unavailable or a damn sight more than $1.50 extra per day.
This is just a continuation of the same old con being applied to younger people.
This scam includes the triumvirate of the government, the 'higher' education industry and banking loan sharks.
And the game is 'Get 'em in debt and you Own 'em for life'.
The goal here is to get young people in debt as early as possible to get them use to being saddled with time payments and thus trapped in wage slavery.
The government/banking perpetrators of this scam fully realize that the heavy debt load students come out of college with, insures that they'll need to take on more debt just to cover basic living expenses as well as to become good consumers.
This means more interest profit over additional years to extract from the debt holder.
Greed does the rest:
As the more prestigious colleges raise their tuition fees, all of the colleges lower on the prestige scale raise their fees.
The students going through the system want to come out of college with the best possible earning potential, so they take on the exorbitant debt.
And Voila' they're literally saddled with these huge debts, many with little or no current prospect of paying them off.
With the economy still actually in depression, more and more graduates are understandably delinquent with their payments.
This debt bubble is just one more headed for a crash.
Dec 2, 2013
I had no luck either with the new and improved Healthcare.gov site.
I am an uninsured laid off engineer with a household of five. I could not afford COBRA insurance and I am very nervous due to lack of Health Insurance for the family which includes a child who requires frequent surgeries. I cannot wait for Jan 1 when hopefully I can purchase reasonable price Health Insurance. Since mid October, I have spent over 20 hours on the Healtcare.gov site trying to complete my application and enrollment. First my application had duplicate family members, then it was locked, then I could not even login. I had to start a new application which got locked as well. I decided to be patient and wait for December 1.
On December 1, I was able to unlock my application by resetting my password. But now I cannot submit it. When I click on a Save and Continue and then a Green "Confirm" button, I get "Please Wait" message with a green revolving circle that would stay on my screen for hours until system will automatically log me out. I have tried this step over 20 times without any luck so far. Chat and phone support simply asked me to keep trying. Phone support person recommended 10 AM ET when traffic is low but for me even that time was no different.
This is very frustrating and I am extremely disappointed at the new and improved site.
'Capitalism Unhinged' is a good way to put it.
This annual feeding frenzy leaves no doubt that Capitalism has achieved a total escape from Pandora's Box.
This is one offspring that didn't deserve the right to life.
'Police shot an alleged shoplifter in Chicago'
Well here's yet one more glaring sign of the times.
'a shoplifter shot a shopper in Las Vegas'
Now this is a big surprise in a city where the sleaze-bags and crooks outnumber the rest of the citizens.
50 million people on food stamps and the 'biggest shopping day in the United States' is a day when 'shoppers [are] fighting over electronics' like frenzied sharks fighting for a chunk of meat.
'Many major chains decided to let shoppers in by Thursday evening, meaning that retail workers would miss time with their families.'
Now here's another surprise, at least in Idaho, given that the workers live in a 'Right to Work (for less)' state.
Boardroom Talk: "Ha, Ha, Ha...Can you believe these employees think they can choose their own wages and work hours? This isn't a democracy!! We own 'em!
Gunshots ring, are ya listenin
In the lane, knives are glistenin
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
Walkin in a Walmart wonderland 🎅 ＄🎅 ＄🎅 ＄
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