Susan S

Susan S

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337 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Crimea Naivete, Hobby ... · 2 replies · +4 points

Very sensible articulation on your part! This is the gist of the issue: The company is not providing birth control to employees, but health insurance. This is expanded upon at fair.org's "Counterspin" this week. The Right enjoys putting out misinformation.

337 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Crimea Naivete, Hobby ... · 0 replies · 0 points

Right.

337 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Crimea Naivete, Hobby ... · 0 replies · +3 points

Agree. Plus, insurance coverage is part of their paid benefits.

337 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Crimea Naivete, Hobby ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Hobby Lobby issue: The panelists and the public need to listen to this week's "Counterspin" at fair.org for an accurate, lucid description of the misinformation being put out by the Right on the contraceptive coverage insurance issue. No religious entity should prescribe everyone's behavior; if people don't believe in contraceptives because they want others to be fruitful and multiply to oblivion, they don't have to use them.

343 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Clean Debt Limit, Obam... · 0 replies · +2 points

Amy Walter said that people aren't having a problem getting broadband; that is inaccurate. She needs to read David Cay Johnston's The Fine Print: How Big Companies Are Robbing Us Blind to see that broadband was promised long ago AND PAID FOR BY FEES TO SUBSCRIBERS--remember "the information superhighway" that was supposed to exist for everyone? It never happened for rural and remote areas! What's more, not a cent of those fees marked "federal" on your phone bill go to the government--they go to the phone company.

360 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Lessons of the Shutdow... · 13 replies · +2 points

All naysayers for the Affordable Care Act should either listen to the show this week featuring Kentucky's Gov Beshear http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/10/22/kentucky-he...
where the state is making the exchanges work and squashing Republican misinformation in their bogeyman fashion; or look at this NY Time article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/us/politics/a-g...

Or, at this Daily Beast piece:
It’s no coincidence then that Obamacare is beginning to expose the political fault line that divides the two Kentuckys. The GOP’s effective—and quite misleading—messaging plays into the anti-establishment populace’s greatest fears about out-of-control outside interference: the myth of a government-run-health-care system, engineered by a President with socialist tendencies (and whose skin pigmentation and exotic name frankly heighten popular anxiety in some of the nation’s least educated counties).

362 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Washington Chaos: Is T... · 1 reply · +2 points

Sorry, in a rush, and words were left out above. Should say instead, "...the overreaction to NSA tracking metadata is unwarranted when compared to the specific, personal information...."

And "...this series last week on All Things Considered that reveals REAL information released about citizens...."

362 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Washington Chaos: Is T... · 2 replies · +3 points

A month ago, I commented on this site that the overreaction to NSA tracking metadata was nothing compared to specific, personal information that is released at social networking sites and elsewhere online. Those who are outraged by NSA should listen to this series on All Things Considered that reveals REAL information about citizens--THIS is what you should outrage you:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?act...

Or here, if you want to hear the week-long series of exposes re social media: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php...

362 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Washington Chaos: Is T... · 1 reply · +1 points

We must, like other intelligent countries, have universal health care. Of course that system could have some problems--what system doesn't?--but these matters could be "tweaked," as President Obama has reiterated ad infinitum. The racist Right still can't stand it that there is a black man in the presidency, and a brilliant one at that. Who was it who said that dunderheads in a population don't want to rise to the intelligence level of a bright leader, but want to pull him down to theirs?