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Obama’s biggest failure; not terminating the Bush “Tax Bill”

The selling of this country’s poor, working poor, middle class and upper-middle class.

During the first two years of the Obama administration the Democrats controlled the House, Senate and the Presidency. One of the first orders of business was the economic bill pumping almost a Trillion Dollars into the economy, most of it going to government and to bail out large corporations; thus leaving the poor, working poor, middle class and upper-middleclass to pick up much of the tab.

The republican’s wanted more than anything to keep the “Bush Tax”in place. What baffles me is didn’t Americans and the media understand this? Didn’t everyone know that when republicans said “at a time like this Obama shouldn’t be raising taxes on anyone” that what they were really camouflaging was their effort to keep the Bush tax cuts. The other mantra the republicans used when there was any mention of repealing the Bush tax bill was; that all American would be paying more taxes; well that dog doesn’t hunt either. Obama was offering to structure the repeal so that no one making less than $250,000 would see any tax increase. How could 95% of the American’s who stood to benefit allow the Bush “Tax Bill” to be extended?

The income for the rich has climbed far more rapidly, and the gap between rich and poor has widened significantly in the past 10 years. (source; Wall St Journal)

The New York Times reported recently that the average family in America with an income of $10 million or more received a half-million-dollar tax cut from the Bush tax break to the rich, while the middle class got less than $100 off their tax bill. (source; The American)

The wealthiest 1 percent of the population earn 19 per­cent of the income. (source The American)

Think about that; 1% earning 20% of the country’s massive wealth. The republicans when asked to repeal the Bush “Tax Bill” often cry what are we trying to do redistribute the wealth, this is America. When in fact massive amounts of wealth has been redistributed from the poor, working poor, middle class and upper middleclass to the rich and super-rich.

Here is where Obama really failed. The democrats could have repealed or refused to extend the Bush “Tax Bill” at any time during the first two years of the Obama administration. The question is why didn’t they? One has to conclude that they didn’t really want to, They catered to their own interests, packs, corporations and the wealthy. There is a feeling now prevailing in America that democracy implies that you have a choice; if neither party is willing to act on behave of the interests of its citizens; we have no real democracy. The one answer you can count on from the wealthy and corporations when asked to solve any problem; give us more tax loopholes and lets us keep more of our money and we can fix it. They haven’t, they can’t and they wouldn’t if they could. The Regan trickle-down-theory has had 30 years to work but the fact is “The income for the rich has climbed far more rapidly, and the gap between rich and poor has widened significantly in the past 30 years”. (source; Wall St Journal)

How long are Americans going to believe anything promoted by the wealthy, politicians, corporations or our news media; the above have all contributed to the near economic ruin of our country. Not long ago we had three major tv stations, the news people built their career based on truth and trust. Today the style is give you massive amounts of conflicting information from 100’s of sources; then provide you with a variety of people giving you their comments and opinions. Next time you want to go on a diet you’ll understand what I’m talking about. Corporations know confusion makes them money they have no interest in you knowing the truth, assuming that they know the truth.

Both parties are now proposing a long term trillion dollar cut of many social programs. The same programs that benefit the neediest and poorest Americans; the children, the sick, the elderly, poor and the working poor. The amount they propose taking from the most disadvantaged Americans is Approximately the same amount of revenue that repealing the Bush “Tax Bill “would bring into the national treasury. We pass laws that allow loopholes for a corporation like GE to make 10′s of billions of dollars and pay no taxes; we rob the poor; cut social programs so that GE and the rich can get richer. How sick is this, don’t we have even a tiny bit of decency or morality left?

This country was based on “In God We Trust”. Taking from the less fortunate to benefit government and the rich is reprehensible; that is the nicest word this reporter can think of to describe the proposed social program cuts; by both parties. We believe that if the politicians, large corporation, rich and the super rich were real “Patriotic Americans” and cared about this country; they would first  repeal the Bush “Tax Bill” extension and then agree to an additional 10% tax hike for anyone making more than 1 million dollars. That would be the decent and moral thing to do. The 10% tax would stay in effect until the US balances the budget. The wealthy are in the best position to help bring this nation back from immorality and bankruptcy; especially since this nation’s; unjust tax breaks, laws, lobbyists, political favoritism and other benefits helped them get so wealthy.

This is a time for sacrifice and for politicians, wealthy and corporations to do what’s right for the country, not what’s right for them. We may not get another opportunity.

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Recalibrate Your Body: Burn 7 lbs of Fat in 10 days.

What would losing 7 pounds of pure fat in 10 days mean to you? Maybe a huge boost of self confidence? Clothes fitting better? More attention from the opposite sex? Being healthy for your family?

Whatever the reason this article will help you reach this goal without drugs, supplements, or extreme workouts. No matter how many times you’ve tried and failed this is a proven way to jumpstart your system into burning fat fast. The reports from those that followed this regimen for 2 weeks were overwhelmingly positive. You will burn fat and feel better than ever as you re-calibrate your body and get rid of cravings.

That being said…here are the four rules you need to follow to ensure guaranteed fat burning…

Rule#1 – Eliminate all white foods – This means mainly white flour products; bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, processed coffee creamers.

Rule#2 – Eliminate all Sugar – You may think this would be taken care of by eliminating all white foods but sugar is sneaky. Sugar can take many forms but it’s still sugar. You’ll need to read ingredient labels to avoid hidden sugar This includes: high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, honey, invert sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, evaporated cane juice, high fructose corn syrup, malt, molasses, and turbinado.

Rule#3 – Eliminate anything with wheat. This means breads, pasta, and many snack foods. Again reading labels to avoid any wheat product is critical to this step.

Rule#4 – Drink only water! This may seem rather drastic but look at how many empty calories you consume from liquids? The only exception is if you are a coffee drinker you may drink 1 cup of black coffe daily to avoid that splitting headache that comes from weaning off coffee…remember black…no sweeteners or cream.

So what is this regimen trying to accomplish?

Calorie monitoring is NOT the goal here. Blood sugar control is the key. Blood sugar is the key to burning fat, controlling energy as well as controlling appetite.

Following these 4 steps is probably going to cut out 95% of the simple carbs and sugar you consume which are keeping you fat not to mention causing inflammation to your arteries setting you up for all kinds of heart disease.

You see simple carbs and sugar cause blood sugar to spike, which triggers insulin to flood youir system. The insulin flooding your sysytem brings your blood sugar back down however with insulin present in our blood we DO NOT burn fat.

To burn fat blood sugar needs to be within the fat burn zone and diligently adhering to these 4 steps above will accomplish this easily.

So the question is…how bad do you want to burn fat? This is not a long term plan by any means! It is designed to recalibrate your system and stabilize blood sugar so you burn fat, and 2 weeks on this regimen will get you amazing results.

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Great song, amazing performance…awesome video.

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“Do I” Song by Luke Bryan

This goes out to a little…Country Girl in Miami.
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Detox Your Body

The elimination of dangerous substances out of the whole body is known as body cleansing or detoxification. People who don’t clear their own body from toxic substances are more likely to gain weight and in addition fall prey to various illnesses. Body cleansing, whenever carried out at least once or two times every three months, will add a large amount of energy to your life and may help keep you in good shape and cheerful. For everybody who is wondering the right way to go through body cleansing, then this following information may help you in cleansing your entire body successfully.

Drink plenty of water: This really is one of the easiest in addition to beneficial methods for detoxification. For everybody who is scared of taking herbs which guarantee an effective body cleanse then this particular one is available for you. Drinking at the very least 8-10 cups of drinking water per day can serve as the best detoxifier. This is primarily because; water increases your metabolic rate and helps in flushing out all of the harmful toxins from the entire body by means of urine or excreta.

Stick to a Liver Detoxification Diet: The liver within our body detoxifies toxic compounds and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes (older blood cells that contain hemoglobin) therefore it is very important that you preserve it adequately. One method to accomplish this is simply by following a liver detoxification diet. In this diet, it is advisable to stick to a diet plan consisting mostly of liquids like lemon juice and other liquids. However, while carrying out a liver detoxification diet, you must totally stay away from eating junk and fatty food items. It is because; avoiding these kinds of foods will assist you to prepare your body for the liver detoxification diet as well as help you to take advantage of the liver detoxification diet.

Undertake a colon detox: The colon is one of the most vital bodily organs within the human body as it flushes out toxins from the body. While flushing out the toxins, a number of them adhere to the colon and have an effect on its functioning. Therefore, if you need to cleanse your whole body, then a basic colon detox can also help. The simplest way to go through a colon detox is to go through it with the support of a doctor. Another easy technique through which you could have a colon cleanse is simply by drinking lots of water.

Adhere to a healthy diet: Nothing works better than following a proper diet composed of all-natural foods while body cleansing. When you genuinely wish to purify your entire body then you will need to include foods like fruits and green and leafy veggies into your diet. This is mainly because; fruits and veggies tend to be rich in fiber, which supports in food digestion so therefore, assists with purifying your entire body. Also, you should keep away from oily and packaged foods as they quite simply have a large amount of fats which in turn cause harm to your entire body.

One essential thing to remember while body cleansing is that you should not overdo it. If you do you’ll have to face the consequences as you will end up doing the opposite of what you need to achieve. Don’t forget, body cleansing isn’t a thing which you have to do every day. This is a thing that ought to be done at least one time or two times every 3 months to lead a healthy, toxin-free and cheerful life. Consequently, what exactly are you waiting around for, if you have never completed a body cleansing, it’s the time now to do it. Don’t fail to remember to see your doctor or your health and fitness trainer prior to considering body detoxification as their direction would definitely aid you in achieving the desired result.

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Real Estate Selling Tips…

Most everyone who puts a home up for sale would like for it to move as quickly as possible. In today’s flooded real estate market, however, that’s easier said than done. After you’ve made all the final repairs and upgrades, plus cleaned every square inch, make sure your house is in top form before a showing.

So, it’s been a few days since your house has been on the market. Your real estate agent just called, and finally, she’s bringing over a prospective buyer in one hour! What should you do to prepare? First impressions are a key ingredient when it comes to selling a home. Here are five areas to consider before prospective buyers come through the door.

The Grounds – Walk around your entire yard, front to back to ensure there are no surprises. Put garden tools away, get rid of any trash, and make sure that your animals did not leave you any presents. Raking and mowing need to be addressed on as needed basis. Blow or sweep driveways, walkways, and all entrances. Stop at the front door to inspect the entry area, inside and out. Your mission through this entire process is to see your home through the eyes of a prospective buyer.

Walk Thru – Grab a laundry basket and a dust cloth for the next step. Move through every room and area of the house and check for out of place items, dust, and debris. Hopefully you will have already thinned out decorative items for a clean, uncluttered staging. Remove any culprits and if there’s no time to put things in their proper place, stash the basket in the trunk of your car, you can put it away later. Remember, your house will have just one chance to make a first impression! If there was no time to scour the bathrooms, wipe surfaces and put the toilet lids down.

Pack up the Pets – Do not assume that everyone is an animal lover. Obnoxious dogs and crazy cats should be boarded or relocated before a real estate showing. Sorry, but you will also need to remove all signs of your furry family members as well. Put away their beds, dishes, kennels, leashes, toys and litter boxes.

Lights – Camera-Action! During your walk through, check out every room to ensure that they are all well lit. Opening blinds and draperies is one way to gain maximum light. Another way is to use table lamps and floor lamps. If you have time, install bulbs that give out a bright, but soft light.

Set the Mood – Let the seasons be your guide when the set the mood for a real estate showing. If it’s a chilly fall or winter day, use scented candles, build a fire in the fireplace or turn on the gas logs. Aromatic pine boughs and baskets of pinecones are inviting, as well as economical and long lasting. Beautiful bowls of fruit in the kitchen and fresh flowers elsewhere add to the ambiance. The enticing smell of freshly brewed coffee, along with bread or cookies baking, creates a cozy vibe, especially on a rainy day. Keep refrigerated dough and boxed cake mixes on hand to make it simple.

During spring and summer months, open up windows if it’s not too warm. Spray a citrus air freshener or bake something lemon for a clean, welcoming fragrance. It’s a fact, when it comes to home fragrances; more people favor the scent of citrus over a floral.

Music helps too, as long as it remains in the background. Smooth jazz, soft rock or soul are subtle ways to complete the staging process.

Hope these ideas will help!

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Rob Thomas – Her Diamonds Lyrics

Oh what the hell she says
I just can’t win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there’s so many times
I don’t know what I’m doin’
Like I don’t know now

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it’s funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
But if she feels bad then I do too
So I let her be

And she says ooh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best and now she can’t win it’s
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And I know I could break her concentration
But it don’t feel right

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Sits down on the bed and starts to cry
And there’s something less about her
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
So I sit down and I cry too
And don’t let her see

And she says ooh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best and now she can’t win it’s
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She’ll be all right
She’ll be all right
Just not tonight

And she says ooh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best and now she can’t win it’s
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

Song Information

Released April 27, 2009 (Airplay), May 19, 2009 (Digital Download)
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:38 (Album Version), 3:46 (Radio Edit)
Label Atlantic Records
Writer Rob Thomas
Producer Matt Serletic

Love song about a dying girl and the pain facing the man because he can’t help her.

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