Even if John Stewart is Gone, We all Need to Keep taking on FOX and all the Media

I am going to put a lot of John Stewart videos in the comment section, like this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO_om3iK9kE

You probably heard the great news – after a few years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show–but the Boycott Must Go On!!

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Dear Kevin,
You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show.
Beck was targeted after he slandered President Obama by saying, “This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe, is a racist.”
Activists at ColorOfChange, Media Matters, StopBeck, FoxNewsBoycott, and of course Democrats.com responded with a boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers pulled their ads from Beck, costing FOX over $40 million.
Advertiser boycotts work! And it’s time to boycott all FOX News advertisers:
We’re starting our boycott of all FOX News with Proactiv, which sells acne medicine to teenagers and young adults. Why?
First, there are lots of other acne treatments. Second, young adults above all are hurt by FOX News, which promotes right-wing policies on race, education, healthcare, the environment, and war. Let’s get our future leaders to lead the fight against FOX News!
Sign the petition to Proactiv and enter the email address of every young adult over 18 you know:
Beyond President Obama, FOX regularly slanders nearly everyone: Democrats, unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers), environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hiics, Jews, Muslims, progressives, scientists, and any other group it disagrees with.
FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on news” – and it’s all documented in our petition.
Why would any decent company want to fund it? Tell Proactiv to stop advertising on FOX News:
Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

GLEN BECK ADMITTED in 2007, “I Am RACIST and Barack Obama is very White” THIS MAKES Boycotting FOX NEWS needed NOW

By Kevin Stoda

Dear, American supporters of the Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) news networks.

AMERICANS are getting less tolerant of your racism and stronghold on our major media.

For example, we have noted that in his 2007 TV program from FOX (See on You-Tube), Glen Beck admitted he himself was racist. Further, Beck then, in contrast to 2009, called Barrack Obama much more white than black. (Apparently, Beck now he has other nonsense to mush men’s minds.)


Using a major news platform to promote racism and to tell people to disrespect a whole presidential administration through mixed truths, outright lies, and xenophobia, is not to be tolerated any more.

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman asked Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP what he thought of Wal-Mart’s pull-out from advertising on the Glen Beck program on FOX.

NOTE: Goodman had simply asked , “The whole attack by Glenn Beck that drove this (resignation)? In your response from the NAACP to Van Jones, it says, ´The only thing more outrageous than Mr. Beck’s attack on Van Jones is the fact that there are sponsors that continue to pay him to provide this type of offensive commentary.` Do you support the continued boycott of companies like Wal-Mart of Beck’s show on Fox?”


This is a particularly important point because Glen Beck´s HATE CAMPAIGN ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION led recently to a great American policy maker, Van Jones, quitting the government this week.


Mr. Jealous said, “We certainly support them (Walmart) choosing with their dollars who they’re going to support. I mean, it’s—Glenn Beck is somebody who’s told a seven-year-old girl, a seven-year-old black girl, that he would buy her a ticket back to Africa, that she needed to go back to Africa. And then he comes out, and he says that healthcare is the beginning of reparations. I mean, this guy plays the race card on a weekly basis. He does it very aggressive—you know, in a very hateful way.”

Recall, first, that Van Jones is one of the most important and thoughtful men in America—however, the FOX (Fascist Oddball Xenophobic) news network chose to support a man, like Glen Beck, rather than seeing that tens of millions of Americans need to get health care from promoters like Jones and that our America economy needs to move starting today to the kind of economy that its competitors worldwide are already doing.


Let’s quote the wisdom and influential words of Van Jones on the absolute necessity to green the American economy NOW!

“I think it’s really important to point out that we’re sort of at the end of an era of American capitalism, where we thought we could run the economy based on consumption rather than production, credit rather than creativity, borrowing rather than building, and also, most importantly, environmental destruction rather than environmental restoration.”

Jones continued, “We’re trying to make the case in this book that that era is over. We now have to move in a very different direction. And key to that will be basing the US economy not on credit cards, but based on clean energy and the clean energy revolution that would put literally millions of people to work, putting up solar panels all across the United States, weatherizing buildings so they don’t leak so much energy and put up so much carbon, building wind farms and wave farms, manufacturing wind turbines. We argue you could put Detroit back to work not making SUVs to destroy the world, but making wind turbines, 8,000 finely machine parts in each one, twenty tons of steel in each wind tower, making wind turbines to help save the world.”

Finally, Van Jones wisely noted, “So we think that you can fight pollution and poverty at the same time. We think that you can actually power our way through this recession by putting people to work, but we’re going to have to start building things here and re-powering, retrofitting, retooling America, and that that’s the way forward both for the economy, for the earth and for everyday people.”

Note: These statements came from a program on DN from October of last year:


Van Beck has written a book of the same title, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.


America needs such voices as Van Jones in government leadership in America—not Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) types.

Clean up the American airwaves of all its fascism and racism, today.


NOTE: One way to change the noise of Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) media moguls is to support alternative media organizations


and alternative monitoring websites.


Another way, is to demand that local radio and TV channels put better programming on, such as Democracy Now or news sources promoted by serious progressive journalists:


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Why is ISIS Claiming Responsibility? Why is Pakistani Government blaming someone else?

Quetta attack survivor: ‘We were sleeping when terrorists attacked’

Attack on Pakistan police academy kills 61 02:25

Story highlights

  • Police cadets were sleeping in barracks when militants attacked, killing 61
  • ISIS says it was behind attack; military officials have blamed another militant group

Quetta, Pakistan (CNN)Cadets at a police training academy in Pakistan awoke to the horror of suicide bomb-wielding terrorists in an attack late Monday that killed 61 and injured 117.

“We were sleeping when terrorists attacked the center,” said Asif Hussain, a cadet who was in the academy’s barracks at the time.
He said the cadets had no guns and were powerless to fight back when the militants struck through the window.
Sarfraz Bugti, home minister for Balochistan province, said three attackers were killed during the assault in Quetta, which targeted a hostel at the academy where hundreds of police recruits were sleeping.
During the hours-long operation that followed, security forces killed one attacker, while two others died when they detonated the bombs they were carrying, he said.
At least 260 cadets were rescued during the operation, which lasted through early Tuesday, he said.
Three days of mourning have been announced in Balochistan province for the dozens of dead, most of whom were police cadets.
Safar Khan, a 24-year-old cadet who was inside his barracks when gunshots rang out, told CNN the survivors refused to be intimidated.
“We will not bow down before terrorists,” he said.

ISIS claims responsibility

ISIS released a claim of responsibility for the attack via its Amaq media wing, including a photo of the three purported attackers.
But Maj. Gen. Sher Afgan, chief of the paramilitary Frontier Corps, had earlier told reporters that military officials believed Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Jhangviwas behind the attack.
The al Qaeda-linked militant group has repeatedly carried out deadly terror attacks targeting the country’s Shiite Muslim minority in recent years, although it has not issued a claim of responsibility over the latest attack.
Pakistani soldiers arrive at the police training academy in Quetta after militants attacked Monday night.

Anwar ul Haq Kakar, spokesman for Balochistan province’s government, said ISIS’ claim of responsibility was being investigated and officials would comment once its inquiries were complete.
In September, Pakistan’s military acknowledged for the first time that ISIS had a presence in the country but said it had apprehended hundreds of militants, including the group’s core, and prevented members from carrying out major attacks.
ISIS has previously claimed responsibility for a devastating terror attack in Quettain August, which was also claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of Pakistan’s Tehreek-i Taliban.


Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is known for targeting Shiites in Sunni-majority Pakistan, including a series of bombings in early 2013 that left more than 160 people dead in Balochistan, the volatile province in southwest Pakistan that borders Afghanistan and Iran.
Last year, the group’s leader, Malik Ishaq, was killed during a shootout after armed men on motorcycles ambushed a police convoy transporting him between prisons in Punjab province.
Police escort Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader Malik Ishaq as he arrives at court in Lahore in 2014.

Laskhar-e Jhangvi also claimed responsibility for a January 2014 bombing of a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims that killed more than 20 people.
Pakistan outlawed the group in 2001, and the US State Department designated it as a terrorist organization two years later.

Similar attacks

The police college, on the outskirts of Quetta, has been struck twice before by militants, in 2006 and 2008.
The attack was the latest atrocity to strike the city, which Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif visited on Tuesday.
Gen. Raheel Sharif addresses officers Tuesday at the Quetta police training center after the attack.

More than 72 people were killed in an August bombing in Quetta that was one of Pakistan’s deadliest attacks.
Gunmen killed prominent lawyer Bilal Kasi, president of the Balochistan Bar Association, before a bomb targeted mourners gathered at the hospital where his body was taken.
Pakistan mourning over deadly hospital blast

Pakistan mourning over deadly hospital blast 02:25
“No one will be allowed to disturb peace in the province that has been restored due to countless sacrifices of security forces, police and the people of Balochistan,” the Prime Minister said at the time.
Sharif said he had directed authorities to “maintain utmost vigilance.”
Militants have targeted educational institutions in the country, especially those linked to state security forces.
In the country’s worst terror attack in December 2014, Tehreek-i Taliban militants attacked the Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar, massacring more than 140 people, most of them children.
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CharityWatch, told us by phone that its analysis of the finances of the Clinton Foundation and its affiliates found that about 89 percent of the foundation budget is spent on programming (or “charity”), higher than the 75 percent considered the industry standard.

Where Does Clinton Foundation Money Go?

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Hillary Style Too Big To Fail?

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, Too Big to Fail, Hillary-Style

Donald Trump has long campaigned on the promise of running the country the way he’s run his businesses. On that basis, we essentially already know what it would mean if he entered the Oval Office and applied his personal business acumen to this nation (and the rest of the world). There’s a surprisingly full record to cite. Who can forget, for instance, what happened to his signature gambling resorts in Atlantic City? Who can forget their serial failures in what was still relatively good times in that city, including the repeated trips tobankruptcy court and the way he stiffed local contractors and suppliers, running them out of business? As Russ Buettner and Charles Bagli of the New York Times summed it up: “He put up little of his own money, shifted personal debts to the casinos and collected millions of dollars in salary, bonuses, and other payments. The burden of his failures fell on investors and others who had bet on his business acumen.”

In his pre-political years, he perfected what Kurt Eichenwald ofNewsweek dubbed “the art of the bad deal”: “lost contracts, bankruptcies, defaults, deceptions, and indifference to investors.” And from every bad deal for those who supported him, he’s almost always walked away better off. All in all, it’s quite a record (and don’t even mention Trumped Up University). There is no reason to believe that this pattern of behavior would change in the White House. After all, The Donald’s record shows a remarkable consistency, so it’s possible to imagine with a fair degree of accuracy what you’re going to get.

Take election night 2012 when The Donald was still a Mitt Romney supporter. CNN recently reported on his tweets that night and judging by his comment on the Chinese invention of climate change, his complaints about polling violations, his outburst about “sham” elections, and in the wake of Romney’s loss his call for “revolution,” there hasn’t been much truly new under the Trumpian sun in 2016 — not even his last tweet of that night four years ago: “We have to make America great again!” In other words, his record should be considered remarkably predictive. So count on this: from the Oval Office, he’ll walk away a richer man, leaving the rest of us holding the bag, and his supporters, particularly white working class men, in a striking version of hell.

Then, of course, there’s the other candidate. You know who — the woman who never saw a bank CEO she couldn’t get a couple of hundred thousand dollars from for giving thoroughly unsurprising speeches. Today, TomDispatch regular Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents’ Bankers, explores what our world might be like if The Donald goes down in flames and Hillary Clinton enters the White House next January. Consider this, economically speaking, the definition of a hold-onto-your-hats election, no matter who wins.Tom

Waking Up in Hillary Clinton’s America
Wall Street in the Saddle
By Nomi Prins

As this endless election limps toward its last days, while spiraling into a bizarre duel over vote-rigging accusations, a deep sigh is undoubtedly in order. The entire process has been an emotionally draining, frustration-inducing, rage-inflaming spectacle of repellent form over shallow substance. For many, the third debate evoked fatigue. More worrying, there was again no discussion of how to prevent another financial crisis, an ominous possibility in the next presidency, whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton enters the Oval Office — given that nothing fundamental has been altered when it comes to Wall Street’s practices and predation.

At the heart of American political consciousness right now lies a soul-crushing reality for millions of distraught Americans: the choices for president couldn’t be feebler or more disappointing. On the one hand, we have a petulant, vocabulary-challenged man-boar of a billionaire, who hasn’t paid his taxes, has regularly left those supporting him holding the bag, and seems like a ludicrous composite of every bad trait in every bad date any woman has ever had. On the other hand, we’re offered a walking photo-op for and well-paid speechmaker to Wall-Street CEOs, a one-woman money-raising machine from the 1% of the 1%, who, despite a folksiness that couldn’t look more rehearsed, has methodically outplayed her opponent.

With less than two weeks to go before E-day — despite the Trumptilian upheaval of the last year — the high probability of a Clinton win means the establishment remains intact. When we awaken on November 9th, it will undoubtedly be dawn in Hillary Clinton’s America and that potentially means four years of an economic dystopia that will (as would Donald Trump’s version of the same) leave many Americans rightfully anxious about their economic futures.

Click here to read more of this dispatch.

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US has secretly expanded network of drone bases to North Africa

The World

Taliban fighters block major Afghan highway in expanding attacks

KABUL — Taliban fighters blocked a major highway Wednesday linking Kabul to the southern city of Kandahar as militants press an offensive against government forces near the capital.

Under NATO Pressure, Russia Withdraws Bid to Dock Ships at Spanish Port

MADRID — Russia abruptly withdrew its application on Wednesday to dock three warships at a Spanish port, shortly after Spain’s partners in NATO urged Spain to turn away the vessels. The ships were heading to the Mediterranean Sea to support the bombing of Aleppo, Syria.

US has secretly expanded network of drone bases to North Africa

The Pentagon has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa.

Air Force Reaper drones began flying out of a Tunisian base in late June.

The Pentagon has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa.

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More on Starving Guest Workers in Saudi Arabia

The Starving Guest Workers Trapped in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia promised “swift and immediate” action. Nothing happened.

Thousands of foreign workers stranded in Saudi Arabia without food or …



Aug 3, 2016 – Deceived migrant workers in UAE forced to work as slaves – report … More than 4,000 former workers for Riyadh-based construction and management … India sends food for thousands of itsstarving workers in Saudi Arabia …

India aims to rescue thousands of starving expats laid off in Saudi …

Jul 31, 2016 – India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said more than 10,000 … “Large number of Indians have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. … Hundreds of foreign workers at construction firm Saudi Oger staged a …

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Unpaid Saudi Guest Workers Starving as Bosses keep Billions Owed …


Sep 8, 2016 – Unpaid Saudi Guest Workers Starving as Bosses keep Billions Owed … the construction firm Saudi Oger in Saudi Arabia for nearly eight years, but his … Most crucially, like many migrant workers in the country, Khan’s family is …

read more: why are foreign workers starving in oil-rich saudi arabia?


Jul 31, 2016 – India said on Sunday it will send a government minister to Saudi Arabia to try to bring back more than 10000 Indian workers who are facing a …

Saudi Employer Owes Guest Workers Nearly $1 Billion in Back Pay …



Aug 14, 2016 – Foreign workers gather outside the Saudi immigration department. … source of remittances to Pakistan come from Saudi Arabia, with more than 1.6 … they had been left starving, Khan feels he isn’t any closer to being paid.

Saudi Arabian dreams turn to nightmares for penniless Pakistanis


Aug 17, 2016 – Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia have been left stranded and destitute … largest source of foreign remittance payments for the country – worth more … in which Pakistanis have ended up nearly starving to death on the streets.

Indian workers face ‘food crisis’ in Saudi Arabia – Aug. 1, 2016



Aug 1, 2016 – India sends food aid to workers in Saudi Arabia … Many are now stuck in camps formigrant workers. … She said more than 10,000 Indians in the country were facing a “food crisis” and dispatched one of her deputies to the …

India Rescues 10000 Starving Workers In Saudi Arabia – Sky News


Sky News

Aug 1, 2016 – Many workers in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been living in inhumane … to the rescue of more than 10,000 of their starving citizens in Saudi Arabia. … The issue came to light when a man tweeted India’s foreign minister …

Saudi Arabia Turns Foreign Workers Into Unpaid Slaves, Starving …


Pamela Geller

Aug 28, 2016 – Saudi Arabia Turns Foreign Workers Into Unpaid Slaves, Starving Them and Their … It is one of Saudi Arabia’s two most prominent construction …

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Pulling USA Troops out of Philippines?

Sounds OK to me America!  Bring all the troops home–kas

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Wants U.S. Troops Out
The firebrand leader threatened to scrap defense pacts to oust foreign troops.


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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Time for Single Payer Option, like Bernie Told You

Clinton faces new challenges on ObamaCare
Responding to the uproar over ObamaCare premium hikes, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday promised: “We’re going to make changes to fix problems like that.”
The question is: What changes could actually get through Congress?
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A healthcare plan that even Bernie could love?

Clinton’s new healthcare proposal is more ambitious than her original, but still more realistic than Sanders’ proposed system overhaul

  • By
  • healthinsurance.org contributor
  • July 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton announced her official campaign healthcare platform Saturday. While she’s included a list of assorted small-scope healthcare improvement proposals on her website since last fall, none of it came close to the bold-but-utterly-unrealistic complete overhaul of the entire healthcare system in the U.S. the way that Bernie Sanders kept demanding throughout his campaign.

While Clinton has actually been a strong advocate of a Public Option dating back to at least the 2008 campaign (and continued to push for one even when she was Secretary of State), many were underwhelmed by her bullet points, which seemed like small potatoes compared to Bernie’s single payer proposal.

The fact that she flatly dismissed his proposal as something which would “never, ever happen” led many to falsely assume that she had given up on making any major changes to the healthcare system, and was content to nibble around the edges of Obamacare.

Well, guess what? As Jonathan Cohn of the Huffington Post reported,

Hillary Clinton reaffirmed her support on Saturday for creating a “public option” within Obamacare and allowing people to enroll in Medicare at age 55.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also called for a substantial increase in funding in medical clinics that serve low-income Americans, fully embracing a proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Obviously some of the credit for this announcement belongs to Sen. Sanders for pushing so hard during the campaign … but again, the public option portion was always something Clinton has favored. It should also be noted that while I’m sure trying to win over Sanders supporters for the general election is part of this, there’s little evidence that she needed to do so; as of late June, 81 percent of his supporters had already faced reality and switched their support over to her.

In other words, any fears about Sec. Clinton “pivoting to the center” for the general election appear to be unfounded, at least as far as healthcare policy is concerned.

Regardless of how it came about, the fact is that this is what Clinton is proposing … and while the major points are well-known, some of the smaller ones are among those on my own “wish list” back in February. Before she gets started, she makes sure to give high praise to the ACA for achieving much of the heavy lifting:

The Affordable Care Act was a critically important step toward the goal of universal health care, offering coverage to 20 million more Americans, and ensuring all Americans will never be denied coverage on account of a pre-existing condition or their gender. Today, 90 percent of all Americans have health insurance, the most in the history of our country.

It looks like Clinton’s overall healthcare plan includes nine major provisions:

1. The Public Option

As you may recall, I noted back in February that Clinton recognizes that pushing a national public option through is likely next to impossible … but it might be feasible to do so on a state-by-state basis working with state officials using the Section 1332 Waiver strategy … let’s say perhaps a dozen or so blue states.

What would these look like? Well, frankly, they’d probably look a lot like the existing cooperatives which have been falling like dominoes over the past year or so … but with important differences: Experience and proper funding support.

The co-ops have been failing for a variety of reasons, but much of it had to do with them being inadequately funded in the first place … and then having both arms tied behind their backs once they launched, expected to sink or swim on their own out of the gate. The co-ops were effectively designed to fail from the start; the fact that a third of them have managed to survive this long at all, especially after 2013’s Transitional Policy Brouhaha, 2015’s Risk Corridor Massacre and the current Risk Adjustment Misadjustment is actually pretty impressive to me.

I’m actually not convinced that even a national Public Option would has as much of an impact on keeping rates down as most supporters are, since just having one doesn’t do anything by itself to reduce the cost of the actual services, just as the ACA requiring that carriers spend 80 percent of premiums on medical expenses doesn’t mean much if they’re already spending 110 percent. Still, it should have some positive impact, as well as providing an alternative for areas with only one or two options.

A real public option with permanent funding to tide them over rough patches should be able to survive and thrive.

2. Medicare buy-in at 55

There are around 41 million people between 55 and 64 years old. Twenty-six percent of current ACA exchange enrollees are ages 55 to 64, or around 2.9 million. If half of these folks (say, about 1.5 million) were to shift over to Medicare, what do you suppose the impact on the individual market risk pool would be?

Well, it would mean that instead of young people only making up 28 percent of exchange enrollees, they’d suddenly make up 33 percent … significantly closer to the 40 percent which is supposedly “necessary” to have a stable risk pool. This should immediately improve the exchange program’s viability.

Just as importantly, this should also finally convince a substantial chunk of the 7 million uninsured people who don’t qualify for APTC assistance (who are over 55 years old) to come around, as well as some of the 6.5 million who do qualify for APTC but haven’t signed up yet. I’m not sure how many of either group are over 55, but I have to figure it’s at least a few million; I’d guess that at least 2 million currently uninsured people in those groups would sign on.

3. Health center funding boost

While the Medicare expansion may sound like the most “Bernie-like” part of Hillary’s proposal, as Cohn notes, that honor actually belongs to the clinic funding portion:

In describing the proposals to The Huffington Post, senior Clinton campaign aides noted that Sanders had championed these ideas – and, in particular, that the former Secretary of State’s funding proposal for the clinics matched one that the independent senator had made.

Here’s how Clinton describes it:

One critical component of establishing universal primary care is to expand our proven system of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Today, 25 million people in the United States get their care from these community health centers each year. We must significantly expand that coverage so that every American, regardless of where they live, has good quality primary health care available to them at a cost they can afford.

The Affordable Care Act significantly expanded mandatory funding for FQHCs. As part of her comprehensive health care agenda, Hillary is committed to doubling the funding for primary care services at community health centers over the next decade. In doing so, we will dramatically expand access to millions more people. This means extending the current mandatory funding under the Affordable Care Act and expanding it by $40 billion over the next 10 years.

To Sanders’ credit, he’s the one who pushed the ACA’s “significant FQHC funding expansion” provision, which got it up to the current level, which is presumably around $4 billion per year; Clinton is now calling to double that to $8 billion/year or so.

OK, so what about the rest of her proposals? Given the likely political climate, I’m gonna set the bar low and assume she manages to accomplish just 25 percent of her goals in her first term of office.

4. Push to expand Medicaid in every state

She’s gonna try to wheel and deal the 19 remaining Republican-held non-expansion states into finally coming around and expanding Medicaid to around 2.9 million people currently caught in the Medicaid Gap. It’s possible that a few states will flip from Red to Blue in November anyway, which will help; for the rest, this is where she’s counting on her decades of experience in political sausage making and working the system to come through.

A 25 percent success rate would mean roughly 750,000 additional people enrolled in Medicaid.

5. Campaign to enroll people who are eligible

I’m not sure whether this refers to the 8 million or so who are eligible for traditional Medicaid or the 6 million or so eligible for tax credits via private policies on the exchange, or both, but a 25 percent success rate on each would cover an additional 3.5 million people.

6. Allow undocumented immigrants to enroll

It’s important to note that she is not referring to allowing undocumented immigrants to receive tax credits via the ACA exchanges, but simply to enroll at full price. The impact of this would likely be mostly symbolic, since the APTC/CSR credits are the only significant reason for people to enroll on the exchanges in the first place, but it would still be an important step. California recently passed a law which allows exactly this … but it still has to be approved by the federal government.

There’s around 4.5 million uninsured, undocumented immigrants which could potentially take advantage of this, but since only around 15 percent of exchange enrollees are paying full price now, I can’t imagine that too many of these folks would bother. Let’s call it perhaps 250,000 at most, I’d guess.

OK, but up until now this has mostly focused on the coverage side. What about reining in costs?

7. HHS control over unreasonable premium increases

The plan would also give the HHS Secretary authority to block or modify unreasonable health insurance premium rate increases.

Missouri recently became the last state to finally let state regulators even review proposed rate hikes … but even then, MO and many other states are still powerless to actually do anything about rate hikes deemed to be excesive. Hillary’s proposal would give federal oversight and approval authority which presumably would act as an extra check in case the state regulators weren’t willing or able to do so.

As with the Public Option, I’m not entirely convinced this would make that much of an impact on premium rates – if a rate hike is justified, it’s justified – but it should act as a check in states like Missouri.

8. Controlling prescription drug, development costs

Two proposals – a prescription drug cost cap and a reduction in development costs – were among those she’s already been pushing for since last fall.

9. Triple NHSC budget

Proposal: Push for tripling the National Health Services Corps from the current $287 million to $810 million.

Anyone who watched the 1990’s TV series “Northern Exposure” may recall the premise which set up the storyline: Dr. Joel Fleishman, a young NY physician, is legally bound by the terms of his medical student loan to set up his practice in Cicely, Alaska for several years. This appears to be based on the real-world terms of the NHSC:

Members are health professionals providing primary health care services in underserved communities since 1972. In exchange, the providers are given either loan repayment or scholarship throughout their medical education (not to exceed four years).

According to the NHSC website, they currently have about 9,600 doctors, dentists & mental/behavorial health professionals serving 10 million people across 5,000 locations. This proposal would presumably increase that number to around 27,000, for less than a rounding error on the federal budget. This is a great idea.

Clinton plan’s potential impact?

Assuming all 9 of these were to go through (which is highly unlikely), I’d guess the end result of points #2, 4, 5 and 6 would be a further reduction in the uninsured number of around 6.5 million people, bringing the uninsured rate down from the current 10 percent to around 23 million, or just 7 percent of the total population.

At the same time, provisions of #1, 7 and especially 8 should help keep costs from spiraling out of control, although I’ve no idea how successful they’ll be at doing so.

Assuming she wins, the Democrats retake the Senate and make substantial gains in the House, my gut instinct is that she’ll be able to successfully push through #3, 5, 7 and 9, while getting at least limited success (ie, in a handful of states) with #1, 4 and 6. If they manage to sweep the House as well, #2 and 8 could be on the table as well.

As I noted in February, there are five main goals here: Coverage which is Universal, Affordable, Comprehensive, Portable and Simple. Hillary’s plans don’t address all of these, but they focus heavily on the first three. The Hillary and Bernie camps have obviously been working together to find a happy medium between her arguably anemic improvements and his unrealistic total overhaul … and yesterday morning, he officially gave his seal of approval to her proposals:

In short, while I have some quibbles, this is about as close to what I could realistically hope would come out of the Hillary/Bernie primary: More ambitious than her original plans but more realistic than his.

Whether any of it will actually happen is still a huge unknown, of course, but for my part, I like what I’m seeing here. Now the Dems have to actually win the election …

Source: https://www.healthinsurance.org/blog/2016/07/11/a-healthcare-plan-that-even-bernie-could-love/
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Majority still supports single-payer option, poll finds | TheHill


The Hill

Jan 19, 2015 – The singlepayer option – also known as Medicare for all – was … Because theAmerican Education system has been so compromised by …

Single-Payer Health Care Is Coming To America-Are We Ready?



If you are a singlepayer advocate—and it is no secret that I fall within this …. in bringing forth a new, uniquely American model for our health care system, there …

Is The American Public Ready For Single-Payer National Health …


Physicians for a National Health Program

Sep 7, 2016 – As described in my 2010 book, Hijacked: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform, he and his committee kept a …

Single-payer healthcare – Wikipedia



Singlepayer healthcare is a system in which the state, rather than private insurers, pays for all ….. The act would establish a universal singlepayer health care system in the United States, the rough equivalent of … Paul Wellstone’s American Health and Security Act of 1993 in December 1993, finding that “by year five (and in …

Is The American Public Ready For Single-Payer … – Huffington Post


The Huffington Post

Sep 7, 2016 – As described in my 2010 book, Hijacked: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform, he and his committee kept a …

Single Payer Health Care – ObamaCare Facts


Single payer health care is a universal health care system where a “single payer” … of coverageoptions would carry many benefits for the average American.

Is single-payer healthcare dead in the U.S., or only sleeping? – LA Times


Los Angeles Times

Apr 23, 2016 – The dream of bringing singlepayer healthcare to the United States is a hardy one. … failing to accept that the American political system simply isn’t going to … predict the reactions that an actual singlepayer plan would evoke.

Americans don’t need single payer healthcare to get universal …

https://www.theguardian.com › Opinion › Health insurance

The Guardian

Feb 5, 2016 – Since Sanders released his singlepayer plan, it has come under attack from … The effects of the lack of cost controls in the American system for …

Americans Like Single-Payer Health Care — Until They Find Out What …


Acton Institute

Feb 29, 2016 – A plurality of Americans support “Medicare for All”, legislation … So what exactly would an American version of singlepayer plan look like?

Here’s why creating single-payer health care in America is so hard – Vox

Jan 16, 2016 – To become politically feasible, an American singlepayer system would necessarily replicate our current system’s most glaring defects.

Medicare for All – Bernie Sanders

Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. … The only long-term solution to America’s health care crisis is a singlepayer national health care …

Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind – Bernie Sanders

Those who say this goal is unachievable are selling the American people short. … Bernie’s plan would create a federally administered singlepayer health care …

Why a Single-Payer Health Care System is Inevitable – BillMoyers.com


Bill D. Moyers

Aug 24, 2016 – The best argument for a singlepayer health plan is the recent … funded by taxpayers — consider that America’s giant health insurers are now …

They agree with Bernie: Majority of Americans support single-payer …

May 17, 2016 – A majority of Americans support the singlepayer, “Medicare-for-all” style health care… The poll shows that the singlepayer universal health care system …. SALON ® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a …

A Vote for Hillary Is a Vote for Single-Payer | The American Spectator


The American Spectator

3 days ago – Throughout this election cycle, Hillary Clinton has insisted that she doesn’t favor singlepayer health care. Prepare yourself for a shock — she’s …

American Public Opinion and Sanders’ Proposal for Single-Payer …



Mar 11, 2016 – Americans‘ reactions to the specific idea of a singlepayer healthcare … How does Sanders’ proposal fit with American public opinion? … all Americans would get their insurance through a single government health plan?

Majority in U.S. Support Idea of Fed-Funded Healthcare System | Gallup

May 16, 2016 – Bernie Sanders calls for replacing the ACA with a singlepayer, federally … it with a federally funded system to choose between these two options. … would be one of the most significant overhauls of a major part of American …


What is America’s current solution for providing its people with health care? … Rather than placing health insurance in the hands of one payer — the government …

The Origins And DemiseOf The Public Option – Health Affairs


by HA Halpin – ‎2010 – ‎Cited by 14 – ‎Related articles

Edwards saw the public option as a potential transition to singlepayer insurance. In discussing thepublic option, he stated: “American consumers will decide …

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U.S. Department of Education found that some of the most egregious and harmful Title IX violationsoccur when schools fail to have a Title IX coordinator or when a Title IX coordinator does not have the training or authority to oversee compliance with Title IX

AAUW Action Network
Title IX states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.Apr 29, 2015

Title IX and Sex Discrimination – U.S. Department of Education


United States Department of Education

Tired of the election? Take on bullying and harassment with this branch project!

You’ve probably been following this election closely, and perhaps you even hosted a few voter registration drives. If you’re feeling a sense of election fatigue, you’re not alone. In what seems like a never-ending campaign, Americans have reported serious stress and anxiety over this election.

If you are feeling election fatigue, there are still ways to stay active with AAUW. Our new Title IX coordinator map makes it easier than ever to be a part of AAUW’s historic project to improve gender equity in your local schools.

Why is this project important?
The U.S. Department of Education found that some of the most egregious and harmful Title IX violationsoccur when schools fail to have a Title IX coordinator or when a Title IX coordinator does not have the training or authority to oversee compliance with Title IX. That’s why the Department released a greatresource guide for Title IX coordinators to better understand and perform their important job of ensuring that learning environments are free from sex discrimination. By delivering these resources to Title IX coordinators at local schools, AAUW members are helping to ensure we put these materials into the hands of as many coordinators as possible.

How do I participate in this project?

1. Find your nearest Title IX coordinators. Simply enter your zip code, and the coordinator’s name, email address, and phone number will appear.

2. Schedule a meeting with the Title IX coordinator. Call or email the coordinator and let them know that you want to deliver the Department of Education’s Title IX resources on behalf of AAUW. This makes for a great branch project!

3. Deliver the resources! Print the resource guide and the letter to Title IX coordinator to bring to your meeting.

Bonus step: Don’t forget to report how your meeting went! With your help, we can track of how many Title IX coordinators our members have contacted by putting your branch on our delivery map.

Help us fill our map with even more deliveries nationwide. Take part in this important project today – and, of course, don’t forget to vote!

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Pentagon Stops the Newest Scam–However, when will recruiters representing the DOD, CIA, and NSA stop Lying and promising won’t will get turned down later by higher-ups?

Pentagon chief suspends National Guard bonus clawbacks
The Pentagon will suspend efforts to recoup bonuses overpaid to troops more than a decade ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Wednesday.
Carter said the suspension would begin “as soon as is practical.”
Read the full story here

However, when will recruiters representing the DOD, CIA, and NSA stop Lying and promising won’t will get turned down later by higher-ups?–kas 

Top Military Recruitment Lies | Alternet

Sep 19, 2007 – The Department of Defense’s own enlistment/re-enlistment document … Among recruits who sign up for the Montgomery GI Bill, 65 percent receive no money for college, … On top of that, the military can, without your consent, extend … After the 2005 recruiting disaster, the military pulled out all stops in an …

Missing: representingciansapromising

FBI Director: Don’t Let Weed Stop You from Applying to the FBI – The …


The Atlantic

May 20, 2014 – But as the cyber war heats up, groups like the FBI may be forced to turn to people who like to get a … “He should go ahead and apply,” was the advice FBI Director James … Comey spoke about the difficulties facing the FBI when it comes to hiring promising young hackers at the White Collar Crime Institute, …

Missing: dodlying

Please, Don’t Hate Me! Here Are the Biggest Lies That Recruiters Tell …

Aug 1, 2013 – The recruiter, though, is wrong by not telling you this up front so that you … If they’re in a different location and won’t get back to you, well, you … Managers will get to “us” when they feel like it, and usually after … If they really like you, the assessment won’t stop them from hiring you. …. Them down the road.

Missing: representingdodciansapromising

Chapter Eleven — Central Intelligence Agency – CIA


Central Intelligence Agency

Mar 16, 2007 – Gates’s confirmation hearings turned into an unexpectedly protracted … “If we don’t make changes,” he threatened, “they will be imposed upon us.” … He was happy to note the CIA/NSAcooperation achieved under Webster, … Immediately after taking office, Gates established task forces to take up issues of …

Guantánamo Bay lawyers call bluff on Obama’s promise to close …

https://www.theguardian.com › US News › Guantánamo Bay

The Guardian

Dec 26, 2015 – Lawyers representing Guantánamo Bay detainees who have been held at … In recent months, he has stepped up the rhetoric, promising to … “There are signs of progress, but at the current pace the administration will not get through all the … of transfer by the time Obama stepsdown,” said Pardiss Kebriaei, …

Intelligence Agency News Articles – WantToKnow.info

Meet Executive Order 12333: The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on … At this point — all photosshould have been turned over to the CIA; if you still …. The idea was to see where the guns endedup, build a big case and take down a cartel. …… In the Department of Defense, where more than two-thirds of the intelligence …

Corporate Corruption News Articles – WantToKnow.info

In the current system, if a promising compound can‘t be patented, it is highly … Yet, three years later, no major drug company has shown interest in … And for why the media won’t feature these promisingcancer treatments in …… Enron secretly shut power plants down so they could cause, and then cash in on, the crisis.

Abuse of Power by Ordinary Cops – Akdart.com


Indiana High Court Rules People Cannot Resist Illegal Entry by Police Into Homes. … The FAA says itwill shoot down your drone if you fly within 36 miles of the …. After spotting a police car with two huge boxes on its trunk — that turned out to be …… Why the Supreme Court GPS Decision Won’t StopWarrantless Digital …

President Obama is weakening America’s defenses – Akdart.com

Air Force Announces It Will Mandate Diversity Quotas In Candidate Pools … Former CIA Director: Political Correctness Kills Our Ability To Stop Radical Islamic Terror. ….. But Hitler thought that after getting away with militarizing the Rhineland, …… are being watered-down by higherups at CENTCOM to fit in with the Obama …


Oct 14, 2012 – Four days after the electronic attack, the handlers, began “talking” to me ….. A targetcan receive vibrations while in the presence of other people without the … Interestingly, my online search for Persephone turned up very little on that company. …… The voices represent the master element in mind control.


AND AN ERA OF CORRUPTION,IN HIGH PLACES WILL FOLLOW. … CIA Torture Victims COURT TAKES CHILD FROM MOTHER AFTER SHE MENTIONS … CNS MICRO CNew brain implants are so microscopic, you won’t even know that …. RADIODeborah tavares, Stop the crime . netdiscusses thensa war plan, usa is …

Hugh’s List of Bush Scandals | NetRootsMass

What all this comes down to is that George Bush should never have become our President. ….. decided and its effect would be to prevent independent investigations of high US officials. …. Even when they make up the rules they can‘t get it right. ….. conservative rejected Yoo’s reasoning and reversed its position on the NSA …

enduswars.org – homepage

When war becomes peace, the world is turned upside down. ….. Asia after paying a recruiter in their home country several thousand dollars. …. former employee of M.K. Battery, will receive $990,000 which represents his …… 7/30/13 ‘US Army won’t bar contractors in Afghanistan despite Taliban links’, by Reuters, Zee News.

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities | Veterans Today

3 days ago – The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional … For the rest of the Cold War, Washington and the CIA will back notorious Greek … Late 40s. Operation MOCKINGBIRD — The CIA begins recruiting American news ….. This Dog Is Insanely Happy And You Won’t Believe Why!

WBAI – More Headlines



NY AG Won’t Investigate Death of Deborah Danner (10/20/2016) Attorney General …. —The WorldCan‘t Wait Peace activists gather to protest 9/11 being used as an …… WBAI Evening News (12/07/2015) Indian Point 2 Shut down—NYC Public …… -Boxes of evidence in case of Etan Patzturn up at Harlem Police Station.

Female Sociopaths – Softpanorama


“She is meticulously turned out, expertly masking her inner personality cracks with …. And if another victim later loves classic music they will get themselves to … But it is very difficult to understand that the behaviour is based upon lies, while ….. that and widely used, for example, for recruiting members into high demand cults.

Information concerning unaccredited universities – High Energy …


94 matches – “Degrees from these institutions will not be accepted by the [Michigan] Department of …… surprised to receive a diploma in the mail after taking a 20-question test online. … and whatever images have turned up have been portrayed as evidence. ….. Gollin tracks down diploma mills–pretend universities that issue …

[PDF]The 9/11 Commission Report – US Government Publishing Office


United States Government Publishing Office

did this happen, and how can we avoid such tragedy again? To answer ….. the flight attendants to geta cockpit key, to force one of them to open the cock- pit door, or …. minutes later the transponder wasturned off and even primary radar contact ….. changed tactics and pitched the nose of the airplane upand down to disrupt …

Full text of “the_atlantean_conspiracy__final_edition_” – Internet Archive

After the U.S. had rejected the first attempt to create such an institution in the … But the armed forcescan be kept loyal by being given a higher standard of ….. most Americans appear to believe the liesof President Clinton and others. … up by local police ordering a man with a camera to stop filming and to turn his camera off.


Published continually since 1998, “NEWS YOU CAN USE” was a Blog before …. We rushed for 166 yards, but, after getting down early, we opened things up and …… NFL season that remains, Big Football won’t give us three games like those. …… in Pennsylvania during high school, but when the coach recruiting him, John …

Anarchists Cookbook v2000 – BNRG


higher degree of security than a normal builder installed door lock. So: … If the tip is slipped under the pins, they will also be snapped up and down strongly. With a bit of …. will be a click, the screwdriverwill turn freely, and the door will open. Do not ….. Get some styrofoam and put it in the gas, until the gas won’t eat anymore.

Theodore’s World: DICTATOR Obama Archives

If they won’t even bar Islamic terrorists from the refugee program, why should …. some of the losses due to sicker customers who racked up high medical bills. ….. Malignant narcissist, lying sociopath, communist dictator wannabe, Muslim POS ! …. “On Sunday, President Obama will touch down in Cuba for what promises to …

Watson’s Web

He thinks he will get more from the will (money) if he smiles up in Mama’s face … Brother number one (herd mentality Americans, TV zombie) won’t let me. …… Men need to stop looking at Marriage as a just a way to have sex regularly and …. of it does lie right in the big chairs over at DOD, CIA, State and the White House, …

BLOODLINES OF THE ILLUMINATI by Fritz Springmeier (one document)

Their influence and control helps determine who will get publicity in the major ….. Later two Astor cousins built the Astoria (another even taller elite Hotel) in New …… In 1951 he quit Covington & Burling to begin openly working for the CIA as an ….. The following is a description of a highly secrethigh level Satanic meeting.

The Church of Scientology’s Vitriolic Reaction to ‘Going Clear’ – Truthdig

Mar 30, 2015 – Alex Gibney is getting desperate and is now resorting to ludicrous, made-up claims. … records where Monique Rathbun [wife of ex-high ranking Scientologist Mark … and shut down for doing no good for no body like WalMart, CIA, NSA, … This cult will disappear in a few years due to its own corruption and …

The Pilgrims Society: A Study of the Anglo-American Establishment …

by NOT What – ‎Related articles

We will be getting back to the person who wrote this column later in this article. …… and New Yorkhigh society in general “often represented important forces or ….. Despite the fact that the CIA was founded earlier than the NSA, it might be …… Already after the Dunkirk victory Hitler concluded that the “English won’t show up …

Wake Up New Zealand | What Does The Globalist Agenda / New …

As the world now stares down the barrel of another engineered war – World … However, experienced geopolitical analysts will point out that the United …. after visiting Syria, and learning that the American people are being lied to, grossly lied to. …. CIA and Pentagon had to wreck the Syrian ceasefire in order to prevent the …

http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=35 …

The system will prove to be a pivotal moment in the upcoming Android …. 02-13-2013 As you may be aware, a rather high-profile boss quit his job this week. …… saying he absolutely rejected the idea that Obama won by promising gifts to particular ….. But the Maharaja Mac contains a chicken patty and won’t make it onto the …


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Americans are Demanding More Politicians like Sanders, not like Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

Hell yes, we can!

The most recent polls by NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Politics, The Washington Post and Reuters show voters prefer that Democrats take control ofboth the House and the Senate.

But it gets better. The latest from The New York Times indicates that Democrats could overcome enough gerrymandered districts to take the 30 seats needed to send Paul Ryan back to the minority.

This runs counter to a mountain of conventional wisdom about the mood of the country.

Americans are ready to reject the cynicism and corruption of the Republican party. The question is, what will we offer in its place?

Are we ready to do something about the 27 million Americans (including 2.6 million children) who are still uninsured?

Are we willing to take on the corporations and face up to the reality of global warming?

Are we able to build a governing majority that can create good jobs, close corporate loopholes, and make paid family leave a right, not a privilege?

Hell yes!

Campaign for America’s Future and People’s Action are in dozens of states fighting Republicans up and down the ballot. We cede no ground to the naysayers and the cynics. With your donation, we can change the direction of this country for a generation. 

Our volunteers and staff are in the field, rain or shine. They’re knocking, dialing and leafleting, spreading the message that 2016 is our year.

Please support us with a donation of any amount.

The Campaign for America’s Future/Institute For America’s Future is the strategy center for the progressive movement. Our goal is to forge the enduring progressive majority needed to realize the America of shared prosperity and equal opportunity that our country was meant to be.
We’re proud to stand with members of Congress like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
We’ve seen Ted Cruz’s type before. He’s dangerous and needs to be answered.
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