“Senator John Cassidy started telling people that any plan he supports would have to pass what he called ‘the Jimmy Kimmel test.’ And then he teamed up with Senator Lindsey Graham to write a bill that most definitely does not pass that test.
It doesn’t protect people from having their rates jacked up for pre-existing conditions, doesn’t prevent insurance companies from putting lifetime caps on how much they’ll spend on a person with medical issues, and it cuts a huge amount of money, maybe hundreds of billions of dollars in health care funding.
And Americans understandably, especially, do not like the idea of being priced out of insurance for a pre-existing condition.”
Some of the groups opposing Obamacare repeal with inadequate replace:
Planned Parenthood: One in five women in America has relied on Planned Parenthood, and their health care shouldn’t get caught up in congressional Republicans’ extreme agenda. This proposal would deny millions of women access to cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.
United Nations General Assembly, NYC 9 -19-17
President Trump signed Korea, Japan, Guam & the United States of America’s Death Warrant. Indeed, one can argue Trump’s provocative speech as the Leader of the Free World portends catastrophic apocalypse or apocalyptic catastrophe, either one.
In his now infamous performance at the General Assembly of the United Nations he said “all diplomatic efforts to stop Kim Jung-un & HIS REGIME have been exhausted. If Rocket Man keeps threatening the world The United States is ready to “totally destroy North Korea”. (dcb note: line well delivered, dramatic pauses, lowered voice on words “North Korea”)
Kill millions of people because the time for talk over? Trump Admin, Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State have decimated the State Department. According to the LATimes, “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has embraced a White House proposal to slash the combined State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development budget by nearly a third next year, from $54.9 billion to $37.6 billion.”
Most shocking: Trump has not yet appointed an Ambassador to the Korean Peninsula. Some with an understanding of Kim Jung-un’s paranoia about American aggression speculate he may regard this as proof the US is planning an invasion.
Bitter irony is UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s claim “all diplomacy has been exhausted” 9 mos into the job – none of them have done before – and they’re all ready to go CODE RED on North Korea.
Have they seen photos of North Korea’s standing military, conventional weapons and – oh yeah – nuclear & hydrogen bombs?
Looks like the time for everything is over.
An environmental disaster roils in the floodwaters filling Houston neighborhoods, schools, businesses. Toxic materials, hazardous waste, chemicals & pathogens too nasty to name swarm in water too easily going stagnant.
Provisions under way to combat mosquitos in Houston flood zone, however displaced, frightened pets, farm & wild animals, birds, reptiles may pose risks to rescuers. Unless there is immediate danger or medical emergency do not approach. Assess situation & animal’s behavior. Have crates / carriers prepared with blankets, towels, water, food.
IMPORTANT: If you rescue or take in a domestic dog, cat, pet
PLEASE document the LOCATION where found. This helps tremendously to reunite pets with their owners.
PET OWNERS: if you should lose your pet in a disaster be suspicious of someone calling claiming they will return your dog / cat for a REWARD. They do not have your pet. This is a cruel scam preying on your love of animals to steal money from you.