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Paul Ryan's Proposed Budget Cuts

I got this by email, so I have no source info. It “looks” like Ryan, though

 - A List of Republican Budget Cuts. Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list.

 

These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.

* Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.

* International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.

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Tony Bennett on 90th Birthday Show Praised For Civil Rights Courage God Bless His Bravery Re 9/11!

DESCRIPTION:
Back in 2011, a beloved then 85 year old jazz singer had scratched the surface of the psyop control of most American minds by war investor-owned-and-managed media. Regarding 9/11, Tony commented, "But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don't make a right. They flew the plane in, but we caused it....Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop."

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Easy Way For Brattleboro To Make Some Money

I found an easy way for Brattleboro to rake in some extra cash.

Everyday, numerous trucks carrying homes come through town. If we charged them each, say $500, to come through, we could make quite a bit of cash.

Just the other day I passed four of these things. Each was wide enought to cause normal traffic to be altered, with people pulling off to the side, stopping in funny places, and even blocking intersections to let them through.

(You may now explain all the reasons why this is un-possible.)

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Draining the Swamp

Every single claim Trump made to the American people that we would benefit from his "outsider" status and intentions to "drain the swap" in D.C. of corporate abuse, lobbyists and greed has been a lie. Under his leadership, the interests of Americans will be replaced with those of self-serving billionaires and corporations.

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Robert Woodward Executed in Brattleboro: A Tale of Seven Bullets and a Dead Man

The Ballad of Woody:

A tale of Seven Bullets and a Dead Man In Brattleboro

 

Robert Woodward (1964- 2001)

executed in Brattleboro, Vermont at the

All Souls Church

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Fighting The Evil

Fellow citizens,

I’d like to have a word with those feeling pessimistic. I have a two part system for you to use to find success in the coming years.

1. Pick an issue and stick with it.

Don’t get overwhelmed. If you are feeling pessimistic about the next 4-8 years, there are probably a combination of issues and factors making you feel that way.

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Fake News Laundered 1950-53 US Slaughter of 3 Million Koreans to Maintain US One-Percent Rule of South

DESCRIPTION: 40 yrs after Prez Teddy Roosevelt gave Korea to brutal Jap Empire in return for its recognition of Philippines as US Territory, US invaded Korea long AFTER Jap surrender, overthrowing its Korean gov., cutting it in two parts, installing a US dictatorship in its south now documented to have murdered 100,000 of its own citizens

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Medi-scare

“Washington Republicans are plotting a war on seniors,” (Sen. Charles Schumer incoming Senate minority leader.)

President-elect Donald Trump reassured voters during his political campaign that he would protect Medicare, Social Security and other popular federal assistance programs.

However, in tapping Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary, he has elevated
one of the most aggressive proponents of dramatically overhauling the government safety net for seniors and low-income Americans, a long-held conservative goal.

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Puppies and Kittens: The Morning Briefing

I think we make a mistake by requiring the president to have a morning intelligence meeting.  Why? I think it ends up brainwashing those elected to favor certain information.

Imagine if instead, the president received a morning puppy and kitten briefing from the ASPCA. Yes, this sounds absurd already, but if we have morning meetings about spies and bad guys, it is possible to have a morning meeting on a weird topic.

So, each morning it is puppies and kittens. I think most of us would begin our presidency being polite and interested in the presentations. Within a few months, we may start to get involved with the details of all these puppies and kittens. 

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