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Stuart G

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Hometown: Skokie, Illinois
Current location: Skokie, Illinois
Member since: Tue Dec 18, 2007, 12:07 PM
Number of posts: 36,931

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.

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Hospitals in Arkansas See Drop In Uninsured ER Visits Following Obamacare Implementation


Think Progress
May 16.
By Igor Volsky

Preliminary survey results from Arkansas show a significant drop in the number of uninsured since the implementation of the state’s so-called private option, a compromise hammered out between Gov. Mike Beebe (D), Republican state lawmakers, and the Obama administration to provide health care coverage to low-income residents.

Data released on Thursday from 42 hospitals show that emergency room visits dropped by 2 percent, “while the number of uninsured patients in those emergency rooms dropped by 24 percent,” the Associated Press notes.

Erik Dorey, a spokesperson for Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), said that the survey results indicated that the state’s implementation of health care reform is successfully providing insurance coverage to Arkansas families. “Because of Arkansas’ private option, 150,000 working families already know the security of quality coverage, and its successful implementation is a credit to Republicans and Democrats in Arkansas coming together to pass it into law,” Dorey said in a statement to ThinkProgress.

Swiss to vote on $25 minimum wage

Source: USA Today

GENEVA, Switzerland – A vote on Sunday to establish a minimum wage of $25 an hour would make mostly immigrants here in agriculture, housekeeping, and catering among the world's highest paid unskilled workforce.

The vote comes after hundreds of fast-food workers walked off their jobs in many U.S. cities and in more than 30 countries on Thursday in a protest for higher wages. If the Swiss proposal passes, the country would have the highest minimum wage in the world.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/05/16/swiss-minimum-wage/9166687/

How to improve your memory for free after initial purchase...(cheap)

You aint going to do it, but it works for me....Go to whatever store you want, and buy the cheapest phone..One with the least amount of memory. Then don't use the memory, just punch in your favorite numbers of your friends and family.. You will have to memorize those numbers in your brain, and that is a good thing to practice..Isn't it??????

It is a con job. Rubio will change his mind on climate change by humans.

Why? To show how he is able to work with other people and listen. His ability to cooperate and change his mind on important issues will be a selling point for his campaign to become president. This is part of his plan. That is what I believe.

Blind Pole-Vaulter Flies Fearlessly (teenage girl..16 years old)



Oregon Governor Saves Woman's Life

Huffinton Post:


John Kitzhaber, Oregon Governor, Performs CPR To Save Woman's Life

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is being hailed as a hero, but it's not for any official act of office. It's for saving a woman's life.

On his way to dinner on Monday, Kitzhaber spotted a woman lying by the side of the road with someone trying to help her, KGW-TV reported.

Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, told his driver to pull over, ordered his security staff to call 911 and then performed CPR on the woman, who was not breathing.

"It was pretty neat to see the governor back on and going back to work,” paramedic Alan Ferschweiler, who responded to the call, told The Oregonian newspaper. “He was surprisingly calm, and you could see he went right back to the days where he was an emergency room doctor. To go and assist the governor and take over this patient from him is pretty surprising. It definitely took us off-guard."

Koch Brothers Face Lawsuit Over Chicago's Toxic Black Dust: Huffington Post


Environmentalists are planning to take billionaires Charles and David Koch to court, alleging the brothers' companies are responsible for polluting Chicago's Southeast Side with the black, thick dust known as petroleum coke -- or petcoke, a byproduct of the oil refining process.

ThinkProgress reported this week that the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) have given a 90-day notice of an intention to sue Koch-owned companies including KCBX Terminals over the pollution associated with their petcoke storage facilities located along the Calumet River in a low-income, partially industrial Chicago community.

In a press release, the groups said the lawsuit stems from neighbors complaining that the dust spewing from the facilities' large, uncovered petcoke piles has polluted the river, "invaded" their homes and blackened area skies.

"People are complaining about finding dust from these sites inside their homes," Peggy Salazar, SETF executive director, said in a statement. "Black dust is coating their houses and probably their lungs. This has to stop. And hopefully this suit will achieve that."


I sure hope they make them pay a whole lot. Maybe, just maybe, these assholes should be sentenced to live on Chicago's Southeast Side as close to the dust as possible as the case drags through court...That would do it....
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