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Bear Creek

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Truth, Media and Trump

The other day CNN was touting that the unemployment is the lowest it has been in decades. Then on the radio NPR was reporting that the employment situation now is worse than when the financial crisis occurred. From what I see and people I know trying to get jobs I would have to say the NPR report is right.
Then there is North Korea. Trump as savior. But did not China and Russia work to defuse the dotard, rocket man Temper Tantrum? That the Americans released today were captured right before and during Trumps presidency? I tried to look up but is not the only death of an american hostage in North Korea occur with Trump as president?
What alternate reality is this?
Today CNN said that the dem lead is now over but on the same page said that democrats lead in house runs?
Are the news outlets conforming to Trumps demands that they only say things he likes?

Cut off

I was expecting him to dream up some reason.

Rural voters

This article is right. I went to a NASA event trying to get children into STEM. I mentioned to them that most of the home schooled children by fundamentalists were purposely not taught STEM. That children even if they went to public schools were discouraged to take those classes. NASA had the events because of the big problems they seen coming up in the future and that they needed people that could help.
The clan issues are real. Nepotism to the nth degree. If you do not go to the right church or related you will not get a job or be able to start a business. I have seen companies turned away from communities that would have brought lots of jobs.
Even recently they tried to have a computer classes at local university and they had to cancel the classes because they could not get kids to sign up.
As a side the university was placed here by the hard work of Vern Riffe when the area used to be democrat. He had served a long time in state politics.
I remember back when Reagan was running against Carter they had republican business leaders go to the area churches to make sure that they would vote for Reagan because while Jimmy was a christian he would declare southern baptist as the state religion if he were to be elected again.

Supreme Court

Listened to NPR on the way home tonight. They were discussing the fact that Gorsuch is much more far right than they put on. That Kennedy will retire before trump's turn is up. That Merrick was supposed to be picked. ( with turtle obstructing makes me think he knew the election was going to trump the entire time) that the court will now be extreme far right. Try to undo the last 20 to 30 years but I think more like 100 years. They said the court is liberal. When has that court been liberal? Just think they control congress, president, and court. How exactly is there going to be a fair election ever again? And if they call to re write the constitution? Just a bit maudlin.

Jobs leaving

The vote against unionizing at the plant in South Carolina was supposed to keep the jobs.
So now Boeing is in partnership with a chinese state company to make jets there. Boeing said in another article I read said it would not effect jobs here in the US. Do they make military jets? Helping china economy and military?

Enjoying today

It is absolutely beautiful today. I have been working on the yard. Came in to get an iced tea. Then looked over on the counter decided to make an impeachment tea. A little mint syrup and a little bit more of peach. My son said I should put a little slice of orange on the cup. Just about time to go back to yard work.

Need to make it count

Now is the time for the democrats to hit. Ads on tv, radio, billboards. List who voted for this "Let them die!" bill. The craptacular representative 2nd district Ohio a doctor none the less voted for it, Brad Wenstrup. He voted for:
1.To exempt himself from this bill
2. To deny health care to over 24 million americans
3. Give death sentences to low income and elderly americans
4. Remove help given to middle class and the working poor so they could afford health care, if they miss a payment will be charged even more to get it reinstated.
5. Give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to families making more than $250,000/yr.
6. High deductibles and if pre-existing condition enormous premiums.
7. Deny essential health care for ER visits, hospitalizations, mental health, maternity( the area he has as high maternal death rate)
8. Deny health care for substance abuse. (His district has been in the news and books (Dreamland) written about the drug problems and the deaths)
9. Allows caps for yearly and lifetime.
10. Underwriting is back, a document for every condition or ailment you have ever had.
11. Even those lucky enough to have employer provided insurance are at risk of losing their coverage.

Big Pharm


Staff at Aspen Pharmacare reportedly plotted to destroy stocks of life-saving medicines during a price dispute with the Spanish health service in 2014.

After purchasing five different cancer drugs from British firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the company tried to sell the medicines in Europe for up to 40 times their previous price, reported The Times.

People's lives do not mean anything to these companies. The only thing they care about is money. I bet if looked into others have done the same.

5 years ago


Found this while doing a search for something else. Seems to be more likely than it did.[link:https://www.democraticunderground.com/10021189551|
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