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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1 hour ago

Re: The disappearing middle

Then why was it co-sponsored by Ted Kennedy and George Miller, the "liberal lions" of their respective chambers?

Clearly they didn;t understand the consequences of their support. It was sold as "good for kids," but [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 1 hour ago

Re: Krugman Positively Nails It....

But, they have the Optics right....which is all they really care about.

My monthly Social Security check and Medicare insurance aren't "optics." Neither are my clean air, clean water, the National Parks and monuments I [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1 hour ago

Re: December movies

Have a rec, Java, for not getting derailed by the North Koreans ;-)

PS--I forgot to mention Wild. Lotsa movies after a long dry spell.

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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: The disappearing middle

NCLB isn't a lefty program--au contraire. It's a way to label public schools as failing so as to replace them with for-profit charter schools. A way for the 1% to profit from "public" education. It's ultimate goal is the destruction of [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:30 AM

Wal-Mart ordered to pay $188MM

Last week, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that Walmart illegally intimidated workers. This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court verdict and ordered Walmart to pay $188 million to workers who sued because, they [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:12 AM

December movies

We went to see The Theory of Everything yesterday--matinee, only 2 others in the theatre. Eddie Redmayne was awesome as Stephen Hawking, and the movie was good and sometimes very good. I'd like to have seen more of Hawking's father (played by Simon [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:40 AM

Re: Elizabeth takes no prisoners

I confess I've mostly read only the highly rec'd posts in this thread, but it occurs to me that StPat and others might expand their knowledge of Elizabeth Warren. I'd start here:

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:22 PM

Re: Cuba

Nixon established diplomatic relations with CHINA.

I know. I was thinking of detente.

The term is often used in reference to the general easing of the geo-political tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:18 PM

Re: Jeb Bush starts GOP war

That's what the base believes - that these centrist candidates will say anything to get elected, but won't really be on their side when push comes to shove.

Indeed. They want wing-nut pols to be out and [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:08 PM

Re: Cuba

Vietnam didn't agree to host Soviet NUCLEAR missiles pointed at the US.

RUSSIA itself pointed nukes at us, spied on us, etc, and Nixon established relations with them. I guess it's only OK when a Republican does it.

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:09 AM

Re: lol - putzery and Cuba

you geniuses think this is some great justice thing obama did

I see this as logic, not justice. Most countries have worse government than we do--shall we ban them all from our trade and travel?

I wonder how long it will take [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Ask The Headhunter board. 11:04 AM

Re: Resume: most-recent experience or most-relevant

I'm applying to a position in higher ed, and I have a fair amount of experience in that area -- but the last time I worked in higher ed was 12 years ago.

Are you applying for a teaching position or an administrative one (or something [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:21 AM

Re: War hero!

-dope <~~~ Sick of silly threads highlighting a simple mistake.

No sense of humor, eh? And to think I purposely avoided mention of this gung-ho war-monger excusing himself and his 5 sons from serving because they were too busy [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:18 AM

Re: US in talks for full relations w/Cuba

While I remember and understand the fears of having a Communist country right off our coast in the 60s, it's been decades since we should've normalized relations. I certainly feel easier in my mind with Cuba a few miles away than I do about some [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Political Asylum board. 8:37 AM

War hero!

“If we nominate another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney — and let me be clear, all three of those men, they’re good men, they’re honorable men, they’re decent men, they’re men of character, they’re war heroes [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Women's Health Issues board. 8:10 AM

Re: Double breast cancer

I have nothing to offer, Wendy, except a hug and my best wishes for a happy outcome. And my thanks for sharing your personal information in such detail with the rest of us--it's very much appreciated.

{{{Wendy}}}

And Sheila, thank [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:44 AM

Re: Which Republican for President in 2016?

I say Bob Ehrlich. Why? He's the only one I'm unfamiliar with so I am in hopes he is less execrable than the rest. The others are too horrible to contemplate (flashbacks to the elections of Nixon and Reagan, and the selection of W). Donald Trump?! [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:13 PM

Re: What I'd Like To Find...

Droughts, floods, horrific hurricanes, devastating tornados…I even saw a horde of mating locusts in NM last year--not to mention the 17-year-locusts back East. It's getting a bit Biblical these days. I blame the Bush Admin decision to [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:14 AM

Re: What I'd Like To Find...

Arizona probably has the least potential for natural disasters.

HABOOB!!

OK, I just wanted to say haboob ;-)

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:05 AM

Re: What I'd Like To Find...

The "close enough to shopping to walk" is in case the state will no longer let me drive. To not be able to drive in the United States is a horrible handicap.

Find a town with municipal buses--actually, I bet Santa Rosa has [more]

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