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Wed Oct 01, 2014 at 03:52 AM PDT

Gone for a year

by arlandbaee

I haven't visited Daily Kos for close to a year.  Last year I found myself getting increasingly upset about the news, politics and our opinions regarding each.  I made a choice to remove myself from all of this for a year.  I almost achieved my goal.  It's been really close to a year.

I returned this morning and after reading for an hour, I can honestly say not much has changed.

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Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:53 PM PST

Privatized Medicaid.

by arlandbaee

For the first time today, I've heard that several Republican states have accepted the Medicaid expansion under the ACA due to their privatization of their states Medicaid programs.

I sincerely believed that Kentucky and Florida were bucking the Republican system.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:31 PM PDT

I can't believe the media

by arlandbaee

Is criticizing the rolling out of Obamacare when the government was shut down during the entire time.

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Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 07:29 PM PDT

Every time Democrats receive

by arlandbaee

Praise for anything DKos is invaded by an unbelievable number of diaries and comments trying to undermine that praise and kindle doubt and suspicion upon the Democrat's intentions and position.

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Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT

Republicans have shut down the

by arlandbaee

US Government despite thei constant and insistent claims they didn't want to.

So I think it is time to start considering that shutting down the US government was their goal and even start considering the idea that their goal is to cause the US to default on its debt.

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Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 03:12 PM PDT

Why did Lavabit destroy everything?

by arlandbaee

Now I don't know what Lavabit was doing with its e-mail service nor do I know what kind of person Ladar Levison is but one thing I do know is that very few people would actually destroy their own business to protect the privacy of their customers.

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Why would someone destroy evidence?

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Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 09:46 PM PDT

I heard the crazies are back.

by arlandbaee

During the 2010 elections, Christine O'Donnell, Joe Miller and Sharon Angle were three crazy political hopefuls which overtook the media's and America's attention away from the House of Representative elections as well as the state elections.

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Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 12:36 AM PDT

About student loans.

by arlandbaee

What is the current interest rate on private student loans?

I keep reading how Obama's government is profiting from student loans, but the House of Representatives refused to stop the student loan interest rate from doubling on July first, 2013.   Student loan rates went from 3.4% to 6.8% overnight.

And now Congress has managed to make the interest rates on government backed student loans variable by tying them to the 10 year treasury bond rate + 2.05% for undergrads and +3.6% for grad students.  

I haven't heard a single media organization publicize the current interest rate on student loans.  I can't even find a single private student loan interest rate anywhere on the Internet.

When I went to college, every bank in America was publishing their student loan interest rates and the 10 year treasury bond rate was 11%.

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Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 07:37 PM PDT

Lawrence O'Donnell called

by arlandbaee

Anthony Weiner a liar on his show the other night, but tonight he did everything but call Governor McCrory a liar.

McCrory was perfectly clear that he would not sign any bill that restricts abortion rights if he was elected, he did.

Why is he not called a liar?

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Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:31 AM PDT

Why do new "smart phones"

by arlandbaee

Consistently get reported as a news story on the Internet?  Every new phone somehow gets reported as a newsworthy story.

Today it's the new Google Moto X.  Soon to be released.

Highly anticipated yet weeks away from unveiling.

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Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 07:51 PM PDT

Every article I've read about the

by arlandbaee

Increased surveillance by the NSA, et al, presumes that the Executive branch is the sole recipient of these powers.  Just reading HR 6304 fills me with dread.

http://www.govtrack.us/...

Let's pretend that we have no knowledge about any of this surveillance stuff and we were given the transcripts of the FISA amendments Act of 2008 to read and then respond.

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Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:26 PM PDT

Est. 14,000,000 protestors

by arlandbaee

In Cairo today and the so called Democratically elected President refuses to stand down.

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