If you want a working definition of the Neocon-Neoliberal Deep State, Hillary Clinton's quip--we came, we saw, he died--is a good summary: a bullying, arrogance-soaked state-within-a-state pursuing an agenda of ceaseless intervention while operating a global Murder, Inc., supremely confident that no one in the elected government can touch them.
Merkel did not specifically name Facebook, Google or Twitter, but implied that the large platforms are creating "bubbles" of self-reinforcing views, and squeezing out smaller news providers. One could also call it propaganda.
From the perspective of a 'once-middle-class-connected' Michigander, Hollywood producer and movie director Michael Moore explains part of the reason why Donald Trump will win this election so handily:
"So, you've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it — sometimes 60 hours a week — wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It's the craziest thing in the world."
As I have noted before, there are very few ways left to stick your thumb in the eye of the elitist, predatory, self-serving Establishment that won't get you tossed in prison other than voting against their candidate, which in this election is Hillary Clinton.
As more insurers, like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, exit the marketplace, premiums that were promised to remain low will continue to skyrocket. And in some rural counties, there won't be insurance choices at all -- another broken promise of the Obama administration.
John Wonderlich, head of the transparency group the Sunlight Foundation, called it a "big step backward," saying "the administration should be demonstrating how digital disclosure should strengthen our accountability systems, and creating barriers to access is the opposite of progress."
The exchanges themselves are in decay. 12 of 23 have shuttered, New York's exchange is under investigation, and 8 more are expected to close shop this year.
In the same question-and-answer session here, Boehner referred to Ted Cruz as "lucifer." He previously called the Texas senator, who led the failed Republican effort to shut down the government over Obamacare, a "jackass."
A former federal employee union president is wracked with regret because veterans likely died at a time when she knew about gross misconduct within her Department of Veterans Affairs facility but didn't tell congressional leaders because they were Republicans.
In some cases, where donation has been agreed, babies could be certified brain dead but their bodies kept alive by artificial ventilation. Surgeons could then remove organs from these so-called 'heartbeat babies' when they are fresh, maximising what can be used and the chance of successful transplant.
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