Monthly Archives: February 2010

Obama signs one-year extension of Patriot Act

This was a bad bill when it was passed and it’s a bad bill now.  It’s a violation of civil liberties and the Obama administration should be ashamed of continuing using terror as an excuse to spy on American citizens.  … Continue reading

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8.8-magnitude earthquake hits central Chile; tsunami warnings issued for Hawaii, Australia, South America

The earthquake that hit Haiti was a 7.0, so this is a significantly stronger earthquake. A massive earthquake rocked Chile early Saturday, killing at least 122 people and triggering a tsunami that threatened more than 50 countries and territories and … Continue reading

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In spite of serious financial problems Virginia General Assembly focuses on gun laws

Thirty thousand teachers in Virginia face being laid off, schools all over the Commonwealth are being closed, unemployment in Virginia increased at the highest rate in the nation in December, and foreclosures continue all over the state.  Yet, the General … Continue reading

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On the lighter side – couple play piano at the Mayo Clinic

An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They’ve been married for 62 years and he’ll be 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance. We are only as old … Continue reading

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The Health Care Summit

I listened to the health care summit most of the day today.  There was a lot of information tossed out and lots of suggestions from both sides of the aisle.  The Republicans want a plan that would insure 3 million … Continue reading

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House would repeal insurers’ antitrust exemption

I don’t understand why health insurers’ were ever exempt from antitrust laws.  I think the fact that they are is indicative of the incredible lobby the industry has and I believe  the lobby is why we can’t seem to get … Continue reading

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Real Time New Rules: The Tea Party Isn’t a Movement, It’s a Cult

Real Time is back and Bill Maher takes on the Tea Baggers in this edition of New Rules. Maher: And three, cult members always attribute all of their problems to one simple explanation. Now here’s an amazing statistic. In a … Continue reading

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Senate report links diabetes drug Avandia to heart attacks

It’s no secret that drug companies keep drugs on the market that they know are dangerous.  They make as much money on them as they can and use part of the profit on the drug to pay off lawsuits.  I … Continue reading

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Court Strikes Down Intrusive OK Abortion Law, Declares Unconstitutional

We discussed this law in an earlier post, and I’m happy to see that it was declared unconstitutional. Time and time again we see these attempts to nullify Roe v. Wade and it’s getting really ridiculous.   This particular law was … Continue reading

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School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home

A school issues laptops to school students and come to find out the laptops have webcams that the school administrator’s remotely activate to spy on the students and their families.  How incredibly sick and frightening is that? I saw a … Continue reading

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