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CNN Town Hall: Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices (June 17, 2014) FULL VIDEO:

Published on Jun 18, 2014

Washington (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton did at CNN's town hall meeting on Tuesday what most politicians do: She staked out a position on some issues, catered to her base in others and avoided some questions altogether.

There were comments during her hour-long interview with CNN International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and a studio audience at the Newseum as well as Tumblr that are sure to make the base happy.

Those included how far Clinton went to attack pro-gun activists and her states-rights approach to marijuana, which was a departure from her earlier position.

Between the answers and dodges, though, Clinton sounded, acted and presented herself very much like a candidate, not solely as a former secretary of state.

She was careful, at times, about not going too far on an issue and when asked about forward looking policy questions, she regularly used the word "we."

Clinton also entertained questions about 2016.

She said she's "not going to be rushed to" decide on whether to run for president and that she was not moving any closer to making a decision.

It's not the same one, but is about the book and gives depth to her style answering questions. Maybe the new one will be up soon. My apologies if it's been posted.

There is only one alternative now:

Sarah always has the answer:

Oil and water. It'll be a twofer!

What Leadership looks like to Koch shills at Freedumb Works-for-Crooks:

The GOP always goes for the gonads first but fail to create anything of value. This particular shill is weak and ineffective and should be fired by his Koch Gawd. Let's delve further into the Bush brand of leadership he misses so very much:

Bush Defeated The Tree - Lewis Black

Uploaded on Aug 13, 2007

Lewis Black telling the thrilling, suspense filled story about how our President, who does such a cracker jack job with leading a country, defeated an evil, powerful 'ceader' tree.


Lewis Black helped me maintain my sanity during the Bush reign of terror. You guys will have to see me through the current mob of trolls.

Sid, it's new to some...

Walking Mayor's Powerful Speech for Rural Healthcare - Woodbridge, VA 7/26/14

Published on Jul 27, 2014


WASHINGTON DC — "Walking Mayor" Adam O'Neal (R) will complete his 273-mile march from his home town of Belhaven, NC to the U.S. Capitol Building in the name of Medicaid expansion, endangered rural hospitals, and the Pungo District Hospital, which closed on July 1 endangering his community.

A new grassroots organization called SaveOurHospital.org — which launched on the day Mayor O'Neal's walk began on July 14 — has announced a detailed route for Monday July 28, the final morning of the journey. The 3.8 mile walk will begin at Gravelly Point Park in Arlington, VA, just north of Reagan National Airport at 7:30 AM, and arrive at the U.S. Capitol at 11:10 AM where a rally and press conference begins at 11:30.

Two bus-loads of supporters from SaveOurHospital.org will leave Belhaven, NC at midnight, and many will embark with the Mayor at 7:30, while others will join him along the route, which takes him across the 14th Street Bridge to the Jefferson Memorial (8:10 AM), the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (8:40 AM), the Lincoln Memorial (9.05 AM), the Washington Monument (9:45 AM), the Grant Memorial on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol (10:45 AM), and finally Upper Senate Park (on the eastern, Supreme Court side of the Capitol Building) for the rally at 11:10 AM.

Mayor Adam O'Neal is a 45-year-old conservative Republican who entered elective office to serve a town of 1,700 people, 70% of whom are African American. The town's most important economic engine, Pungo District Hospital was recently purchased and closed by Vidant Health, Inc. The federally designated Critical Access hospital had served over 20 thousand people, including the residents of eastern Beaufort County where Vidant Health operates another hospital 30 miles away in Washington, NC, and neighboring Hyde County which has no hospital and no doctors. Many Hyde County residents had been traveling more than 50 miles to reach Belhaven's hospital. O'Neal believes that adding another 30 miles to that in emergency situations could result in unnecessary deaths. And, many say it already has. On July 5, just 4 days after Vidant Health shut the hospital's doors, Portia Gibbs, 48, died of heart failure while waiting for a helicopter to arrive from Raleigh, which is 162 miles away. Gibbs' husband and son were there to see O'Neal off on his walk, and they gave him a framed picture of Portia to carry with him. He plans to show it to members of Congress, and officials in the Obama administration in two days of meeting about rural protecting hospitals and Medicaid expansion.

More information on this mayor in N.C.:

Incredible: North Carolina Republican Mayor Marches 273 Miles To DC For Medicaid Expansion (Video)

The Mayor said, “It’s immoral for a company to take health care away from people and keep your non-profit designation. We’re also walking to see a bill introduced that HHS has to sign off in order to close a critical-access hospital.”

“The Republicans in my state, many of them kind of support me in a way. They don’t fight with me at all. I think one of the major reasons is there’s no real argument against accepting Medicaid expansion. And I’m afraid that my Republican colleagues in NC are going to get killed this fall because of Medicaid expansion,” the Mayor argued.

“There’s 500,000 people in NC that could have insurance coverage the next 2 years and not cost the state a dime, and the state’s not accepting that,” he remarked.

“Now, if you’re representing the citizens, how can you not do that?…I don’t see how you can represent the citizens of NC and not accept that…So I think we got an issue where folks have dug their heels in on an issue that they need to rethink…and I don’t want to rub anybody’s face in anything because it’s an issue where all of us have to work together. It’s not a Republican or Democrat[ic] issue when this lady starts dying. Now, f you’re doing something that’s causing this lady to start doing, you gotta rethink what you’re doing,” he said.

O’Neal said the governor of North Carolina “won’t meet with us.”


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I admired her and many from that era. Listening to her voice gives me chills. Listen at mp3 link:


She was aware of the past, present and future and a person of great intellect, determination and a sense of justice for all. I miss her as I do many of that time. I regularly went to the Post Office named after her but don't know if it still exists. Thanks for bringing this.

I Hope The Russians Love Their Children Too

Uploaded on Dec 6, 2009

Scenes from "Trinity and Beyond - The Atomic Bomb Movie" mixed to the song "Russians" by Sting.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT, is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.[1]

Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970. On 11 May 1995, the Treaty was extended indefinitely. More countries have adhered to the NPT than any other arms limitation and disarmament agreement, a testament to the Treaty's significance.[1]

A total of 190 states have joined the Treaty, though North Korea, which acceded to the NPT in 1985 but never came into compliance, announced its withdrawal in 2003.[2]

Four UN member states have never joined the NPT: India, Israel, Pakistan and South Sudan.

The treaty recognizes five states as nuclear-weapon states: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and China (also the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council).

Four other states are known or believed to possess nuclear weapons: India, Pakistan and North Korea have openly tested and declared that they possess nuclear weapons, while Israel has had a policy of opacity regarding its nuclear weapons program...

More at:


Most of the world appears to have embraced Sting's POV.


Hilarious video! Always loved that song, never saw this. Thanks.

They were pretty hands on trying to hold the crowd back.

Wonder if Putin was old enough to be at the concert.

Sting did a prescient song about the Cold War called 'Russians.'

Al Stewart's song 'Roads To Moscow' was haunting:

Don't know if either artist ever performed those in Russia. At the time the Beatles and some others did shows in Russia, IIRC, there was a backlash against 'western influence' but I don't think it lasted very long...

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