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aljazeeraamerica:

The gas company that says it can take your backyard

NORTH STRABANE, Pa. — For more than a decade, the country around Ronald and Sallie Cox’s home, 25 miles south of Pittsburgh, has been an unchanging landscape of rolling green foothills. Sitting atop a modest promontory, their property is ringed on three sides by a border of woodland, and to the east, the ground slopes down into a neighbor’s horse paddocks.

The Coxes built their home in 2001, and they’ve paid to maintain their enviable slice of exurban Pennsylvania. When Ronald, a financial adviser at Prudential, grew fed up with the way his wraparound backyard deck shifted every time he sat down for an evening drink, he spent around $30,000 to rip it out and replace it. You could probably land a plane on the new one, he jokes.

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Photo: Julia Wilkinson / Delaware County Daily Times

Middle class families can’t wait for a Republican Congress to do stuff. So sue me. As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something.

It’s not crazy; it’s not socialism. It’s not the imperial presidency. No laws are broken, it’s just building roads and bridges like we’ve been doing.

President Obama addressing partisan disagreement over The Highway Trust Fund 

The latest bout of congressional gridlock is putting 877,000 jobs and $28B at risk 

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Reminder that “imperial presidency” was a phrase that Karl Rove and Dick Cheney used to describe the doctrine the Bush administration openly subscribed to and followed.

But, no. It’s President Obama who goes too far every time he does anything.

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The US budget is like a 1st grader playing Oregon Trail. Spend all the money on ammunition so you can shoot at stuff, then wonder why your wagon is falling apart and everyone is dying of dysentery.

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That’s it. That’s the whole government.

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perfect.

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justinacuff:

Facts are nice.

Image thanks to Occupy Democrats.

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jesusinc:


Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realized you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.
Sound outrageous? The Australian government has just decided that’s what should happen in schools all over the country. The Federal Budget was just released with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools instead of qualified social workers.
There’s still a chance to stop it. The Opposition is about to decide if they should pass the budget in full, seek to amend it or block it entirely. If this secret religious agenda doesn’t make headlines, it could be forgotten and passed without debate.
Help raise the alarm and stop tax money from being spent to bully vulnerable students. We only have days. Join me and sign the petition here

jesusinc:

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realized you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.

Sound outrageous? The Australian government has just decided that’s what should happen in schools all over the country. The Federal Budget was just released with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools instead of qualified social workers.

There’s still a chance to stop it. The Opposition is about to decide if they should pass the budget in full, seek to amend it or block it entirely. If this secret religious agenda doesn’t make headlines, it could be forgotten and passed without debate.

Help raise the alarm and stop tax money from being spent to bully vulnerable students. We only have days.
Join me and sign the petition here

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shihtzuman:

Dear Republicans:

#gop #obama #teaparty #republicans #goodbyegop #conservatives
#VA   #veterans

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/7fyg/5257572c

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Even if the rationale for preventing fraud were a valid reason to require greater identification from voters, what reason could conservatives possibly have for restricting early voting?

A vote is a vote, whether it’s cast on Sunday night or Monday morning.

Opinion: When ‘patriots’ unite to restrict voting rights 

Tea party moguls show their true colors when they attack early voting

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introspectivemeltdown:

anomaly1:

whoa…

This is my favorite post of all time. Once you see this there’s no going back. Our government isn’t a government. Its a corporation. Our congressmen aren’t elected officials they are CEOs who buy their way into office.

Remember that time a conservative columnist said it was un-American to let the poors vote because it was like giving house keys to a burglar? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHHA laugh to keep from crying

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black-australia:

Over 150 Indigenous services and programs will be merged into just five whilst $50 million will be spent on a permanent police presence in remote Indigenous communities. This is very, very worrying. More in-depth reading on Indigenous services and programs here.

This budget has made me suddenly discover basically every Australian on my dash, and I am so sorry for you all.

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