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Geraldo Rivera Changes Opinion On George Zimmerman-But Still Supports The Killer & Blames The Hoodie

Geraldo Rivera Changes His Opinion On George Zimmerman, But Still Supports The Killer

Geraldo Rivera "I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was."


Geraldo. Sir. Stand up so you can sit back down. You claimed Trayvon was a thug who could have avoided murder if he considered changing his wardrobe, but you think Zimmerman deserves punishment for threatening the woman who was foolish enough to date him? And according to reports, those threats may not even be real!?

Geraldo continues, "My basic reaction is that this man is hanging by a string. I think that he is a borderline psychotic at this point. Zimmerman is a person who has so immersed himself in the gun culture...He was lionized by many–by some at least–as a hero, he has no clear direction in his life... I think he's a very, very dangerous person and he could hurt this woman," Rivera then went on to blame the trial and media spectacle for Zimmerman's behavior, speculating that Zimmerman might be traumatized from the events of the past three years. Traumatized?! Seriously. That's why Zimmerman is acting out?


Zimmerman's bail was set at $9,000, he was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device and stay at least 1,500 feet away from the residence where the domestic incident occurred with his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. The judge declared he would be denied the use of guns until the issue is resolved. Too bad the judge didn't decide to deny his use of guns after murdering an unarmed teenager who was simply walking home. SMH.


ACA: “Well, thank God,” Hudson said, laughing. “I believe I’m going to be a Democrat.”

In rural Kentucky, health-care debate takes back seat as the long-uninsured line up


Soon, Ronald Hudson walked in.
“Okay,” Lively began. “What Hudsons are you kin to?”

“R.T., Uncle Lenny . . .” said Hudson, a skinny 35-year-old who worked as an assistant director at the senior center and had just been released from the hospital after a blood-sugar spike.

He’d never had insurance before and said his hospital bills were up to $23,000 at this point.

“Good night,” Lively said, tapping in his information.

Kids: five. Salary: about $14,000 before taxes.

“You’re going to qualify for a medical card,” she told Hudson.

“Well, thank God,” Hudson said, laughing. “I believe I’m going to be a Democrat.”

Lively printed out his papers.

“RONALD’s Health Care Coverage Options,” one of them read.

“Oh, man,” Hudson said.



Netanyahu Underestimated Our President

Stung By Iranian Nuclear Deal, Netanyahu Prepares For Fallout At Home
Israel’s prime minister had made stopping a nuclear Iran the focus of his political career. After world powers reached a deal with Tehran to slow its program, but keep it intact, Israelis began to turn on him.


“He knows that people will be coming for him, pointing the finger at him and asking how he let this happen,” a Netanyahu aide told BuzzFeed by phone Sunday.


“All he needed to do was stop Iran. That’s all we elected him to do for us, and we elected him twice in a row on that promise,” Israeli schoolteacher Mordechai Ben Yishai told Israel’s army radio Sunday morning. “As far as I’m concerned he failed. He was all hot air and no results.”


“There is no doubt that Netanyahu is a big loser in the Iran deal,” said Gil Hoffman, political editor at the Jerusalem Post. “His whole political career is built on two things: number one is that he persuaded Israelis that only he could protect them from Iran, and number two is his image as someone who could speak to the world in his perfect English in a persuasive way better than any other Israelis. And here he failed.”


“He isolated us from the United States at a time when we should have been strengthening our bond with them, and he put his faith in the wrong people. He thought he could fly to Russia or France and change everything, and all he got was pretty words and empty gestures,” one lawmaker in Bennet’s party said. “At the end of the day, Israel will look for someone to blame and they will blame him.”



“Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the President while he is performing his official duties,” the news organizations said in the letter. “As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the Executive Branch of government.”


"Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care"

They Just CANNOT Accept an Obama Admin Success Story -
Can they

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Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care


JUAN COLE: The decade-long Neoconservative plot to take the US to war against Iran foiled

The decade-long Neoconservative plot to take the United States to war against Iran appears to have been foiled.


In 2003, the Neocon chickenhawks, most of whom had never worn a uniform or had a parent who did, joked that “everyone wants to go to Baghdad; real men want to go to Tehran.” When people have to talk about being “real men,” it is a pretty good sign that they are 98-pound weaklings.


All through the Cheney-Bush administration, repeated leaks from the Pentagon to Sy Hersh and other investigative journalists warned that machinations were afoot to draw the US into a war against Iran, as an outgrowth of the illegal and aggressive attack on and occupation of Iraq. The Neocons plotted against the lives of our children until their last day in office, in January of 2009.

After seeing what Bush did to Iraq, Tehran ramped up its nuclear enrichment program, in hopes of making the point that if the US looked like it might try to invade (which it often looked like), Iran might go for broke and come up with a small nuclear device. In 2003 when Khatami made the peace proposal, Iran had just declared a small set of nuclear experiments. As of 2006, it began serious nuclear enrichment activities, though UN inspectors have never found evidence of a nuclear weapons program.

As Secretary of State John Kerry pointed out Saturday night, if the Bush administration had accepted iran’s 2003 proposal, the rancor, saber-rattling, sanctions and the rapid advances in Iran’s nuclear program could have been avoided.

College Students More Likely to Be Lawbreakers If Spanked as Children

No matter where they live in the world, university students who were spanked as children are more likely to engage in criminal behavior, according to new research by Murray Straus, co-director of University of New Hampshire Family Research Lab. Even young adults whose parents were generally loving and helpful as they were growing up showed higher rates of criminal behavior.

"The results show that spanking is associated with an increase in subsequent misbehavior, which is the opposite of what almost everyone believes. These results are consistent with a large number of high quality peer-reviewed studies," Straus said.


"So many parents and child psychologists believe that if spanking is done by loving and helpful parents, it has no harmful effect," Straus said. "This study and only one other study I know of that empirically investigated this belief found that it is not true. Spanking seems to be associated with an increased probability of subsequent child behavior problems regardless of culture and, regardless of whether it done by loving and helpful parents."

"Children need lots guidance and correction, but not by being physically attacked under the euphemism of 'spanking,' " Straus said.


Waaaaaaah---Paul on Reid: ‘We’ve got a big bully’


“What we really need is an anti-bullying ordinance in the Senate,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, referring to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “I mean, now we’ve got a big bully. Harry Reid says he’s just gonna break the rules and make new rules.”

“He’s gotta have everything his way, he’s gotta control everything. This is more about them trying to control the agenda and shift it away from Obamacare than it is about anything else,” Paul added. “Basically he’s become the dictator of the Senate. He’s going to bend and break the rules to get his way.”


The Biggest Problem With Obamacare’s Rollout Is Being Caused Intentionally by Republicans

The Biggest Problem With Obamacare’s Rollout Is Being Caused Intentionally by Republicans
November 21, 2013
by Joshua Holland

..................According to Jonathan Gruber, a leading health care wonk at MIT, all private insurance premiums in the 25 red states that are refusing to expand their Medicaid programs will be 15 percent higher as a direct result of that decision.

But those numbers don’t capture the human cost. The reality is that conservatives are complaining about insurance policies being cancelled and the ACA’s error-plagued exchanges at the same time as they actively work to keep millions of poor Americans from gaining coverage under the law’s Medicaid expansion.

The victims of Obamacare’s implementation problems being hit the hardest, by far, are those whose incomes fall between the federal poverty line and the eligibility cutoffs in those 25 states rejecting Medicaid expansion. Not only will they be left uncovered, they won’t even be eligible for the generous subsidies that people earning slightly more than they do can use to buy insurance. It’s brutally unfair. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 4.8 million poor adults may fall into that coverage gap — about twice the number of people expected to pay more for their insurance when their substandard policies are cancelled.

And it gets worse. In 40 states, adults without children are ineligible for Medicaid regardless of their income level. In 30 states, the parents of children who qualify for Medicaid may not be eligible themselves. All of these people would be covered under Medicaid’s expansion, but they’re being left high and dry in the 25 states who have rejected expansion. And while the problems plaguing healthcare.gov result from mismanagement and a contracting boondoggle, those red state lawmakers who refuse to expand Medicaid are inflicting this harm intentionally, based solely on their ideology.

In other words, they’re actively working to maintain America’s shamefully high rate of uninsured. And that comes with deadly consequences. Because, in this country, we do ‘let ‘em die’ – we let the poor and the uninsured die from treatable illnesses every day.


and all our gun victims since......

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