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Sen Joe Lieberman was for the Medicare Buy-In just three months ago….watch the video…..

The guy changed his mind on a dime…..he was going for the Medicare Buy-in just three months ago in the this interview….now he’s against it…….it’s his dime…but what happened here?

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December 14, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Politics, The Economy | , | Leave a comment

The "Jersey Shore?"……Why would I want to watch this show?

The “Jersey Shore”…….What is it with this MTV show?

Why would I want to watch this?

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Travel | , | 2 Comments

The “Jersey Shore?”……Why would I want to watch this show?

The “Jersey Shore”…….What is it with this MTV show?

Why would I want to watch this?

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Travel | , | 2 Comments

The Iranians are moving ahead with making a nuclear bomb…..

In a leaked document published by the Times of London, the Iranians document a four-year plan to develop and test.….’a neutron initiator of a type that weapons experts say has no known civilian use. The document is neither signed nor dated, but the Times, citing unnamed foreign intelligence officials, said it was written in 2007, four years after U.S. intelligence officials think Iran halted research on nuclear warheads.’

I’ll repeat for the tenth time….

They are not going to stop until they get a working nuclear bomb…and then it’s going to be too late…..

No country in the Middle East will be safe from them…..

I am waiting for the Israeli’s…..

Obama will not be able to talk, or sanction them out of their quest…..

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , | Leave a comment

Oh, Snap!…..someone just reminded me…there are a few Healthcare Companies headquartered in Connecticut…..

I know they are there …..Can anybody give us some names and locations in the state?

Could this be behind Lieberman’s try trying to gut the Senate Bill?

Here’s the latest on the wrangling over the bill with Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senators Lieberman (I-Conn) and Nelson (D-Neb)…..

Update:….by way of mydd.com….it seems there is a campaign beginning to target Joe Lieberman’s wife…..who is associated with the healthcare giants Pfizer and ALCO…..

Lieberman’s ties

by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 06:05:24 PM EST

Looks like a swift well-timed call to action:

Activists are setting their sights on Hadassah Lieberman, launching a celebrity-studded petition drive to convince the nation’s largest breast cancer non-profit to end the Connecticut senator’s wife role as a spokeswoman.

The move to pressure the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation came the same day Lieberman’s husband angered Democrats by announcing that he would not support an expansion of Medicare to cover individuals under the age of 55. Organizers did not point to that decision, instead citing Hadassah Lieberman’s own ties to the health care industry.

Lieberman has worked as a consultant for companies including Pfizer and ALCO.

“We are asking Ellen DeGeneres, Christie Brinkley and other high-profile celebrities who are associated with Komen to demand that no more money raised for cancer treatment be given to Hadassah Lieberman or any other ex-Pharma/Insurance strategists,” said Jane Hamsher, founder of the Firedoglake blog.

Yglesias is calling it a “murder/suicide” pact that Senators like Lieberman, Lincoln, and Nelson have out for killing any sort of Public Option in healthcare reform, while a “new national poll finds that fully one third of Democratic voters say that they’re `less likely’ to vote in 2010 if Congress doesn’t pass a public option.”

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

New Poll asks Americans about how they are coping with unemployment these days……

The Poll is a New York Times/CBS Poll….It asks about major life changes, mental health issues and keep the basic necessities of life……..

While the economy IS coming back slowly…..people have suffered economically and emotionally…..

More than half of the nation’s unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives since losing their jobs. An equal number have cut back on doctor visits or medical treatments because they are out of work.

Almost half have suffered from depression or anxiety. About 4 in 10 parents have noticed behavioral changes in their children that they attribute to their difficulties in finding work.

But the impact on their lives was not limited to the difficulty in paying bills. Almost half said unemployment had led to more conflicts or arguments with family members and friends; 55 percent have suffered from insomnia.

These people….. like us all…are the walking wounded from the economic downturn….

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Family, Health, Media, Politics, Polls, The Economy | , , | Leave a comment

New York City Mayor……'Money Mike' Bloomberg……..

Here’s his bio from Wikipedia……..

The important part……

In March 2009, Forbes reported Michael Bloomberg’s wealth at $16 billion, a gain of $4.5 billion since the previous year, which makes him one of the most successful billionaires in the United States during the recession, and the world’s biggest increase in wealth in 2009. At that time, there were only four fortunes in the U.S. that were larger (although the Wal-Mart family fortune is split among four people). Bloomberg moved from 142nd to 17th in the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires in only two years (March 2007 – March 2009).

Hence the well-earned name ‘Money Mike’

Listen…the guys has his own business network, his own  plane, he owns several houses around the world….and over the last six months he spend over $125 million to bearly beat his democrat opponent in the race for Mayor…..oh, yea…the people of the City of New York voted against any Mayors having another third term….so he went to City Council and they said ok…forget the vote against the third term, and they let him run….

‘Cash, Money…… Dollar Bills’…….

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics, The Economy | , | Leave a comment

New York City Mayor……’Money Mike’ Bloomberg……..

Here’s his bio from Wikipedia……..

The important part……

In March 2009, Forbes reported Michael Bloomberg’s wealth at $16 billion, a gain of $4.5 billion since the previous year, which makes him one of the most successful billionaires in the United States during the recession, and the world’s biggest increase in wealth in 2009. At that time, there were only four fortunes in the U.S. that were larger (although the Wal-Mart family fortune is split among four people). Bloomberg moved from 142nd to 17th in the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires in only two years (March 2007 – March 2009).

Hence the well-earned name ‘Money Mike’

Listen…the guys has his own business network, his own  plane, he owns several houses around the world….and over the last six months he spend over $125 million to bearly beat his democrat opponent in the race for Mayor…..oh, yea…the people of the City of New York voted against any Mayors having another third term….so he went to City Council and they said ok…forget the vote against the third term, and they let him run….

‘Cash, Money…… Dollar Bills’…….

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics, The Economy | , | Leave a comment

I told you so!…..President Obama joins Defense Sec. Gates in saying the the troops will START leaving Aftghanistan in 2011…..

The President….as all president’s do…say things….then realize that people will hold them to their word…..I suppose someone whispered in  his ear the obvious….with Aftghanistan President Karzai telling the world right after the deployment announcement, that his Afghan troops won’t be ready to do their thing for another 15 to 20 years….the chance of all of the American and NATO  troops leaving the country is non-existant….

Better to wiggle now..then in late 2011, when he’s running for the presidency again…and the republicans…and good many democrats, are hitting him over the head with his own words……

Note:…..I called this here….and here……

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Military, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments

Facebook changes "Friends" policy again…..

After making the “Friends” list open to the public…the social network has backed up a bit, and will give users the option of deciding if they want the list open to all…..

This from PC Magazine, which brought the policy change to light…..

Facebook users “felt — with reason — that Facebook’s new privacy controls made the information easier for third parties to misuse,” PC World reported.

“Businesses and their users should exercise special caution because of the relationships — both business and personal — that may be revealed through a user’s friend list. These could be mined by competitors or in some cases used to develop competitive intelligence about a target company,” PC World added.

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Media | , , , | Leave a comment