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The similarities between the two systems are mostly superficial, both mandate people buy individual insurance. The differences, though, are huge. Obamacare is basically the Swiss system with all the important rules that make it work properly removed.
You’re welcome. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, US-led airstrikes in Syria have targeted more than hyped terrorist groups. The war monitoring organization has claimed that the military strikes hit grain silos, killing civilian workers that help distribute food to the Syrian population struggling to survive under difficult conditions.
I don't know what the big political issue will be around December of 2015, but I doubt it will be ISIS unless our latest war goes bad. If it does that might not necessarily bad for the candidate who has been skeptical about how effective military action can be.
According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) which has declined by 52% since 1970. Show More Summary
What never gets much mention in the ramp up to war is the cost, and more importantly, what else we could do with that money. Several billion could hire a lot of teachers, create and fund many pre-K programs, pay for some big infrastructure projects, or save a huge number of lives by investing in clean water improvements in impoverished countries.
Protesters in Hong Kong continued to maintain control throughout the Admiralty district everywhere but the government headquarters. Though police and protesters clashed over the weekend, currently the police are withdrawn. How long the...Show More Summary
An administrative law judge in New York has taken the extraordinary step of recommending that six corrections officers at Rikers Island prison be fired for dragging, hog-tying and brutalizing a mentally ill African-American inmate.
- A new study revealed eight migrants die per day on the trek to reach a richer, more developed country for security; Very tragic and highlights the divide between the rich and poor countries. - Journalist Tariq Ali interviews Patrick Cockburn about the rise of the ISIL and where the Middle East is heading - U.S. Show More Summary
George Osborne, Great Britain’s (still united since late September 2014) most popular monster is determined to drive the poor into a fine powder.
The Who - Be Lucky The Who release first new song for 8 years 'Be Lucky'...
Luckily ISIS has never thought to employ psychotic contractors in a bid to mess with America. ‘Cause that apparently works.
California took an important step last night in reducing the inherent racism in its drug laws and how they are enforced. Among the dozens of bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday was SB 1010, The California Fair Sentencing Act, sponsored by State Senator Holly Mitchell (D).
As evidence showing more and more of America’s wealth is being snatched by the rich compounds, a survey shows Americans are still unable to grasp how truly rich those at the top are. The 400 wealthiest Americans now control $2.3 trillion worth of wealth while the American middle class not gotten a raise in 15 years according to the US Census.
The American Civil Liberties Union posted a trove of documents obtained in their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information about an executive order President Ronald Reagan signed, which gives the government broad authority to engage in surveillance of international communications, including the communications of numerous Americans. Show More Summary
The fight over Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, has surprisingly become one of the most hotly contested marijuana related ballot initiatives, thanks is large part to conservative mega-donor Sheldon Adelson spending millions against it and the unusual rules governing Florida's initiative process.
As the Obama Administration began bombing in Syria under questionable legality, a sweetener was thrown in to the propaganda campaign to get the US involved in the civil war in Syria - the Khorasan Group. Though President Obama neverShow More Summary
But we can stop it.
One of the exceptional things about Post-Constitutional America is how instead of using the traditional tools of an autocracy– secret police, torture, mass round ups– the majority of Americans have given up their rights willfully, voluntarily, almost gleefully. The key tool used by government to have accomplished this is fear-mongering.
So far President Obama has successfully sold his latest military action in Syria and Iraq but its public support is built on a foundation of sand. According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 73 percent favor “military air strikes conducted by the...Show More Summary
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong against creeping influence from Beijing were met with a severe police response as students and other activists were teargassed. The crackdown appears to have backfired with more people now in the streets shutting down roads and businesses in down town Hong Kong. Show More Summary