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The Big Bang Bucket List Of A Buddhist Blogger

Sheldon Doesn’t Get Lucky

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Tim Knoll – 2014 Parkour BMX Bike Stunts

“Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock” Play Chopstick On A Big Piano On The Jonathan Ross Show 12 Oct 2013

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Debunking The Republican Liars – ‘GOP Doomsday Predictions Proved Wrong As States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Creation’

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I live in Washington State.

Back in 1998 we, as voters, raised the minimum wage based on inflation every year.

Washington State is 3rd in growth in employment.

Washington State has the highest minimum wage actually paid.

Washington State is a ‘blue’ State meaning we pay more to the Federal Government then we get back.

And Washington State also expanded it’s Medicaid to cover those who couldn’t afford insurance.

Just a little ole Liberal State proving Republicans lie.

Still don’t believe me?

I live in Eastern Washington. The very Conservative half – Republican controlled – hald of a ‘Blue’ State.

The Republican half is the welfare half – getting more (needing more) back from the State then they pay in taxes.

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‘Once again, conservative claims that the economy would take a swan dive if the minimum wage were to be raised were absolutely wrong’.

‘As it turns out, raising the minimum wage is the real job creator, not greedy corporate CEOs as Republicans would have us believe. And here’s the proof’.

’13 states, including Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, raised their minimum wage in January’.

  • ‘Out of all of these states, only New Jersey saw a decrease in employment over the first five months of the year’.

‘The other 12 saw speedier job growth in the first half of 2014 compared to 2013 than states that didn’t raise their wages. That’s what a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research says’.

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‘According to the CEPR report released on June 30th’:

“The average change in employment for the 13 states that increased their minimum wage is +0.99% while the remaining states have an average employment change of +0.68%. “
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/07/gop-doomsday-predictions-proved-wrong-as-states-that-raised-minimum-wage-see-faster-job-creation/

A Stupid Republican/teabagger World – ‘Sarah Palin Wants President Obama Impeached For Following A Law Passed By Republicans’

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If they were just honest and come out and say “We need to impeach the black guy” I’d at least respect them.

Oh they’re still stupid but at least that would be honest.

Now they are just liars and stupid and it’s so easy to prove.

‘Another day, another opportunity for Sarah Palin to call for President Obama’s impeachment’.

‘In an ‘exclusive’ article for Breitbart.com, the former half-term Governor of Alaska wrote that the President needs to be removed from office due to the crisis at the border involving tens of thousands of refugees, most of them children, who are trying to escape violent conditions in Central America’.

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‘In typical Palin fashion, she is unable to point to any law the President has broken that should led to his removal from office’.

‘If you want to advocate impeachment, you have to actually point to a law he has broken and then argue your point’.

‘Here’s the thing, Sarah’.

One major reason we have a surge in young immigrants from Central America that need to be processed and allowed into this country is rooted in a law that was passed with bipartisan support and signed by President George W. Bush in 2008′.

‘The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 created protections that would allow children from certain countries that crossed the border to stay in this country’.

‘Basically, if children crossed the border alone, and they fled one of a number of countries on the list (Mexico and Canada are not on this list), they would be cared for. Usually, they end up with family members or in foster care’.

  • This law was uncontroversial at the time it was passed’.

‘Nobody wants to turn away children who are victims of human trafficking or have fled extremely violent situations in their home countries’.

  • ‘That is why it passed through Congress unanimously and President Bush signed it’.
  • ‘There were no objections’.

‘However, now that situations in Central American countries have led to a mass influx of young immigrants looking for refuge, and Obama is black, somehow in the eyes of Republicans, this is all Obama’s fault’.
From : http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/08/sarah-palin-president-obama-impeached-law-passed-republicans.html

July 8, 2014 – ‘Clinton Owns Dem 2016 Nod; Tops Top Republicans, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 2014 Generic House Race Tied, But Voters Hate Dems Less’

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Now tell me again why you don’t want Hillary to run.

‘Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sweeps the Democratic primary field for the 2016 presidential race, taking 58 percent of the vote, and tops several possible Republican candidates by margins of 7 to 9 percentage points, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today’.

Secretary Clinton leads the Democratic primary with 58 percent, followed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 11 percent, Vice President Joseph Biden with 9 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent. No other candidate tops 1 percent and 15 percent are undecided’.

‘The GOP primary shows’ :

‘U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with 11 percent’,

‘New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent each’,

‘U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin with 8 percent each’,

‘U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio with 6 percent’,

‘No other candidate over 3 percent, with 20 percent undecided’.

‘In the 2016 presidential race, American voters back Hillary Clinton over leading Republican contenders’:

47 – 38 percent over Christie;
49 – 40 percent over Paul;
49 – 40 percent over Huckabee;
48 – 41 percent over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush;
48 – 41 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

‘ Republicans in Congress are doing and have a negative favorable/unfavorable 36 – 52 percent opinion of the Republican Party’.

‘Democrats in Congress are doing, and give the Democratic party a negative favorable/unfavorable 41 – 49 percent favorability rating’.

The Tea Party gets a negative favorable/unfavorable 27 – 47 percent score in a November 13 Quinnipiac University poll’.

A Republican Christian Nation – ‘Conservatives Ready ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills In Hobby Lobby’s Wake’

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“The ultra-conservative religious voices that championed the Kansas anti-gay bill last year have said consistently that they would try again. Hearing a renewed call now is no surprise,” Jenny Pizer, senior counsel at Lambda Legal, a gay rights organization, told TPM’.

“We’ve fully expected zealously anti-LGBT religious groups to ignore the Hobby Lobby decision’s language that it is not a shield for discrimination, and to wave it as a sword or, at least, a rallying banner, regardless of what it actually says.”

Jenny Pizer please see : ‘Supreme Court Broadens Hobby Lobby Ruling to All Forms of Birth Control’
“Less than a day after the United States Supreme Court issued its divisive ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, it has already begun to toss aside the supposedly narrow interpretation of the decision. On Tuesday, the Supremes ordered lower courts to rehear any cases where companies had sought to deny coverage for any type of contraception, not just the specific types Hobby Lobby was opposed to.(1)

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‘Religious leaders in Kansas view the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision last week as an opportunity to revive legislation that would protect their “religious freedom” — measures that gay rights advocates warn would legitimize discrimination against LGBT people’.

‘The Associated Press reported this weekend that social conservatives believe they have an opening to bring the state’s religious freedom bill back in 2015’.

‘The legislation failed this spring; it passed the House, but stalled in the Senate after significant backlash from business groups. It would have prevented businesses from being sued if they refused to serve LGBT people for religious reasons’.

“We are not going to let it die. We are very committed,” Rev. Terry Fox, a leading Southern Baptist minister, told the AP. “The Body of Christ is a powerful movement when it comes together.”

‘Religious leaders have already asked the White House for an exemption from President Barack Obama’s upcoming executive order aimed at preventing anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors’.

‘The conservative lobbyist behind Arizona’s religious freedom bill that gained national attention hinted she could revisit the issue. Now Kansas religious leaders are signaling they’ll do the same’.
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/religious-freedom-bills-post-hobby-lobby

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(1) : http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/supreme-court-scotus-hobby-lobby-all-forms-contraception

No Longer Extremism – A Republican World – ‘Louis Gohmert’s Budget Plan: Defund Anything That Obama ‘Cares Deeply About’

 

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This is the next 2 years.

Democrats won’t take the house.

Democrats are still 50-50 to lose the Senate.

2 years of “if Obama want’s it – Republicans are against it’.

It’s going to suck to be an American that want’s a Government that works.

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‘In an interview with WorldNetDaily this weekend, Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas said that congressional Republicans should respond to President Obama’s threat of an executive order on immigration by “defunding anything” that the president “care[s] deeply about that’s not important to the American people” along with any agency that Gohmert thinks is breaking the law, including the White House itself’.
From : http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/louis-gohmerts-budget-plan-defund-anything-obama-cares-deeply-about

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