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9 Facts about the Most Covered-Up Condition in U.S. History

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The usage of asbestos has caused a tragic mark of illness on families across the nation. Some medical observers have noted that it’s possibly the biggest epidemic of disease made by human beings in the history of the United States. Perhaps even more tragically, though, the entire epidemic was completely preventable. Mesothelioma is a disease caused only by asbestos exposure. …

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How Much Does Your Sin Cost? [Infographic]


The government is making a profit off of our bad habits. A “sin tax” is a tax added to any products or services that are considered to be unhealthy, and it’s a big business. In 2011, states collected $50 billion in sin taxes alone. Cigarettes are the most taxed consumer good in the world; 58% of the price of cigarettes …

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Five Things The Government Has Done Right [Infographic]


There is a widespread belief that the American government can’t do anything right and should pretty much stay out of key societal matters. The fact of the matter, however, is that the government has gotten it right on a number of occasions. It was the federal government, for example, that built the interstate highway system. Without interstate highways, inner cities …

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The Value of a Well-Armed Citizenry


In the wake of deadly shootings in Aurora, CO and Sandy Hook, CT, the nation centers on concerns for citizen safety and the gun control debate heats up. While many believe that strict gun restrictions are a good thing, others believe that the right to bear arms should be preserved and protected. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, …

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The Presidential Battle in the Mobile App World [Infographic]


The presidential election is almost here and our beloved candidates are doing everything they can to convince the American people to cast the vote that might make all the difference. Since eighty-eight percent of registered voters own at least some type of cell phone and roughly half of them own a smart phone, the candidates have been using every resource they …

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The U.S. Is Missing Out On A Jackpot


As of this moment, the U.S. national debt stands at an astounding $15,783,386,298,430.97. Take a minute to really digest this figure. This number will have skyrocketed even further by the time you finish reading this piece or viewing this well-designed infographic that addresses a revenue-increasing measure that all states should adopt, which is to legalize gambling. If all 50 states took …

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Gadhafi Buried – Investigation?


Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was buried in a secret location at dawn Islamic ceremony. Few relatives and officials were in attendance. The ceremony marked the end of a nearly 42-year rule, but did not silence the demands for an investigation into his death as well as his burial. The body of Gadhafi was on display for four days in the …

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Protecting Consumers from Unexpected Overdraft Fees

Elizabeth Warren introduces Andrew Giordano, a retired Baltimore police officer and Vietnam veteran who manages a fitness center for seniors. In 2009, his bank made a mistake that caused confusion about a replacement debit card for one of his accounts and automatically enrolled Andrew in an “overdraft” protection that he never asked for—a practice that has since been prohibited. Andrew …

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West Wing Week: 12/17/2010

The White House

This is the inaugural entry, in what will be a recurring series of posts, videos and commentary on the key items of the past week that were of key discussion within the U.S. Federal Government. These topics affect each and every one of us (irregardless of which country across the globe you reside in). We’re looking for feedback and recommendations as we …

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Jon Stewart Has Some Fun With The Mama Grizzly

Palin Notes

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart addressed Sarah Palin’s “Mama Grizzly” coalition and the media’s interpretation that Palin is now a feminist leader. Stewart brought on Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent Kristin Schaal to discuss who these “Mama Grizzlies” are and what they mean to Palin’s political movement. “Mama Grizzlies? It sounds like Sarah Palin’s strategy is to release, …

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The Next Governor of Tennessee ?


Please let it not be true that THIS is the best thing the Republican Party in the state of Tennessee has to offer as a candidate for the office of governor. Ladies and gentlemen – meet Mr. Basil Marceaux Should you be so inclined – you may find Mr. Marceaux’s official YouTube site here. » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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OSCON Week: Cloud Summit

The highlight of this year's OSCON is a stronger focus on issues related to cloud computing. This was evident from a full day event in the form of Cloud Summit on this topic. This event was organized by Simon Wardley, formerly of Canonical and now a researcher at Leading Edge Forum (CSC), and John Willis from Opscode. The idea behind Cloud Summit is to explore the topic around cloud computing and debate on some of the contentious topics around standards and open source. From this perspective, this event was a huge success.

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Thank Your Military


This video is a few months old, but the message is timeless. I’m a product of an Air Force family so am very familiar witht he anxiety, the concern and the thought process when your loved one is deployed to a remote location (during peace or war time). I don’t care frankly how you feel about the various conflicts occurring …

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Sarah Palin’s Crib Notes

We’ve all heard soundbites from Palin’s’s recent speech to the Tea Party Convention. She came out swinging both fists at the Obama Administration about…everything. In fact, she had so much she wanted to say that she couldn’t remember it all. To make up for that, Ms. Palin wrote down some impromptu notes to keep her on point. Check out the …

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Palin Starts On Fox News

Sarah Palin made her Fox News debut on The O’Reilly Factor. They discuss a range of issues including all of the political bias against her. They also discuss the Obama administration and how she feels he is changing the fundamentals of this country and government. How do you think the ex-Alaska governor did? Is she ready for prime-time television? » …

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Is Senator Max Baucus Drunk On Senate Floor

It does no good for your cause senator if you’re drunk while debating healthcare on the senate floor. Not only is this a bad look for you, but also for those that you represent in Montana. I don’t know for certain if the good senator is intoxicated, there are posts online elsewhere that are saying that it was just the …

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The Obama’s Kwanzaa Message

Statement by President Obama and Michelle Obama on Kwanzaa Michelle and I send warm wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. This is a joyous time of year when African Americans and all Americans come together to celebrate our blessings and the richness of our cultural traditions. This is also a time of reflection and renewal as we …

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Not Cool To Make Fun

Sheila Johnson, the billionaire whose money came from Black Entertainment Television, the cable channel she co-founded with her former husband, made fun of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds who sometimes stutters when he speaks. Speaking to a group of supporters of Republican candidate Bob McDonnell, Johnson said: “We need someone who can really communicate. And Bob McDonnell can communicate. …

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“Die Quickly”

The proverbial gloves are off. Democrats and Republicans are throwing serious blows at each other around the conversation of healthcare. The Democratic Senator from Florida, Alan Grayson recently addressed his Congressional colleagues and, in his mind, summed up the Republican plan for healthcare. Watch the full length video below (it’s less than 3 minutes). I’m curious for your feedback on …

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No Love For Rep. Joe Wilson

As White House officials stated to South Carolina Representative Wilson “we can disagree with being disagreeable” Speaking, of course, to the embarrassing outburst that Joe Wilson made during the president’s speech this evening focused on health care. Wilson blurted out “You Lie” after Obama denied health reform would cover illegal immigrants. Check out the clip of the outburst and the …

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Healthcare Townhall Sessions

It’s no longer the war, it’s no longer the budget, it not even education. The hottest conversation as of late is healthcare. Who should get how much, how much should people pay, who decides on this and who decides on that. I’m caught somewhere in the middle. I’m not for a single payer system, and not for continued skyrocketing costs …

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Hillary Don’t Play

On her recent trip to Africa, Mrs. Clinton was asked by a student in Congo what Bill Clinton felt/thought about a Chinese trade deal. Hillary didn’t like that AT ALL !! » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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Chavez & Castro vs. Obama

President Hugo Chavez claimed this week that he and his Cuban ally Fidel Castro are more conservative than left-wing U.S. President Barack Obama, referring to the American government bailout and takeover of General Motors, Reuters reported. The Venezuelan leader was giving a speech on the “curse” of capitalism on Tuesday as GM was filing for bankruptcy and preparing for Washington …

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