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Stuart G

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Gender: Male
Hometown: no where
Current location: ????
Member since: Tue Dec 18, 2007, 12:07 PM
Number of posts: 22,644

About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

Journal Archives

"I Am Not A Bully"....That is it...He said that, Good By Asshole..

Now he said that, and there will be many to prove him wrong, on that one. People will come forward, and discuss that one. One lie, begets another and another. The liars cannot keep it straight..That is what they do. This, as much as the bridge stuff, will put him away....Why?? Because that is another lie. And there is much proof...beyond any doubt, that he is a bully. and guess what???


Most people.... Do not like bullies!!

Good by Asshole, Bully

Meryl Streep Honors Emma Thompson, Slams Walt Disney

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/meryl-streep-emma-thompson-walt-disney_n_4562983.html

from Huffington Post:

important quotes from the article:

•"Ezra Pound said, 'I have not met anyone worth a damn who was not irascible.' Well, I have — Emma Thompson. Not only is she not irascible, she's practically a saint. There's something so consoling about that old trope, but Emma makes you want to kill yourself because she's a beautiful artist, she's a writer, she's a thinker, she's a living, acting conscience."

•"Disney, who brought joy, arguably, to billions of people, was perhaps ... or had some racist proclivities. He formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group. And he was certainly, on the evidence of his company's policies, a gender bigot."


•"...Which brings me to awards season. Which is really ridiculous. We have made so many beautiful movies this year, and to single out one seems unfair."
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Now, most of us know Disney was anti-Semitic, but few have ever publically stated it in this way, in front of millions. Also, his company was well known as "a gender bigot" but, that is another thing that is not well known. She took on a man that is considered a genius and icon in the industry. (let alone, his company is a major player in the media today) This statement is incredible and courageous. Meryl Streep is also a "saint" for using this stage to tell the truth....

Health Care Spending Growth Still Very Low

Source: CNN Money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

America continued to curb its spending on health care for the fourth year in a row.
By Tami Luhby @Luhby January 6, 2014: 4:08 PM ET

Spending on health care grew by only 3.7% in 2012, continuing a streak of the slowest growth rates on record, according to data released Monday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The report looked at all spending on health care services, including doctors, drugs, hospitals and nursing homes, and research nationwide. It also breaks down who is doing the spending: consumers, Medicaid, Medicare and insurers.

Spending remained restrained due to the weak economy. People continued to pull back on medical care amid a continued weak job market and providers sought to keep prices in check. The Affordable Care Act had minimal impact, as many of the health reform's major provisions had yet to kick in.


Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/06/news/economy/health-care-spending



I disagree with the third paragraph of this story, I think that ACA had some impact that helped keep spending down. That statement is an opinion, of the writer, rather than a fact proven. Why did providers keep prices in check?.. Still it is news, prices are very stable.

FEAR SELLS..!!

Sure it is cold. It has been cold before, and it will be cold again. Yes, it is very cold. But we have been through just as bad, and we have lived to tell the story. Almost all of our places have central heat, electricity and running water, (hot and cold) If we stay in, we will OK.. Heat brakes down, go to a warming center.

The media sells fear. Day in and day out. Over and over. FEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the book 1984, the George Orwell wrote about keeping the population in constant fear. That was published in the 1949.. The current media has morphed into that prediction. It lies and creates fear all the time.

And it is bullshit about the cold weather. We as a nation can live through cold weather. It will get warmer. Yes, where I live we have 18 inches of snow on the ground. We have had that before. It is sad, that most people do not realize what lies are sent out by almost all of the media all of the time. The fear makes things worse, much worse. The mainstream media as a whole is among the biggest assholes in the world. Up there with the oil companies and drug companies..

...................end of rant............................

An interesting thread, about one of the world's problems. "Carrying Water to Your Home"

It is now up at Video & Multimedia Forum
Please take a look................
It gave me a perspective on drinking water, that I had never ever thought about..
Thank You for your time and consideration..
Stuart


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017167698

North Carolina Town Councilman Resigns In Klingon

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nc-town-councilman-resigns-klingon

Caitlin MacNeal – January 2, 2014, 4:17 PM EST13436


Indian Trail, N.C. town councilman David Waddell resigned from his post in Klingon, a language spoken by an extraterrestrial species in the famous series "Star Trek," the Charlotte Observer reported.

Waddell even ended his resignation with a Klingon proverb, "Perhaps today is a good day (to) resign."


The councilman wrote his four-line resignation letter in Klingon as an inside joke, and submitted an English translation and an extended letter entirely in English.

"Folks don’t know what to think of me half the time," Waddell said in a Thursday interview with the Observer. "I might as well have one last laugh."
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You will have to hit the link to see the Klingon ...yes indeed...

Happy New Year ..... ..Just For Today...

Happy New Year to all

. I recall some ideas about living in today, I often forget, but today I remembered them: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Just for today: I shall try to live this day only not tackling all my problems at once. I can do something at this moment that would discourage me, if I had to continue it for a lifetime .

Just for today: I will try to be happy, realizing my happiness does not depend on what others do or say, or what happens around me. Happiness is a result of being at peace with myself.

Just for today: I shall be unafraid. Particularly I should be unafraid to be happy, to enjoy what is good, what is beautiful, and what is lovely in life..

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best wishes to all.
Stuart G
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