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Americans Are Facing a Workplace Burnout Epidemic

Posted by DanikaK on November 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Workplace burnout has been a growing trend in industries throughout the United States. In fact, a number of American workers, ranging from America's top executives to restaurant workers, now suffer from extreme stress, reporting that their work feels overwhelming for a sustained period of time, leaving them with feelings of apathy and numbness. It's a problem that experts say companies aren't yet prepared to deal with.

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America is in the Midst of a Rural Housing Crisis

Posted by DanikaK on October 30, 2018 at 2:59 PM

For decades, the United States has been in the midst of a housing crisis. Every day, individuals from each and every state struggle to find clean, safe homes and apartments that cost less than 30 percent of their total gross annual income.

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Prioritizing Patient Centered Care in Today's Healthcare System

Posted by DanikaK on October 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM

It's no secret that a majority of people don't enjoy visiting the hospital. In fact, there are multiple studies that back that up.


A 2012 Harvard School of Public Health poll recently found that only half of people who spent any amount of time in a hospital over the course of the year were satisfied with their quality of care. The remaining 50 percent of respondents felt discomfort about mistakes made by staff, poor communication between staff and patients, and feeling that their healthcare provider was unresponsive to their worries and their needs.

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Health Literacy Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs Annually

Posted by DanikaK on September 20, 2018 at 4:15 PM

For years, physicians and healthcare providers have been emphasizing the importance of health literacy for their patients. But new studies indicate that the majority of Americans lack an adequate literacy when it comes to their health.

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To Solve the Healthcare Staff Challenge, We Need More Educators

Posted by DanikaK on July 3, 2018 at 1:35 PM

America has been facing a shortage of healthcare professionals for some time now. The problem will likely become exacerbated in years to come, as it is expected that nearly 33 percent of working nurses in the country are expected to retire in years to come. At the same time, the nation's population is aging quickly and has far more health problems than the system can currently handle.

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​Why American Healthcare Needs to Focus on Staff Diversity

Posted by DanikaK on March 20, 2018 at 8:01 PM

The United States has long boasted a reputation for being a melting pot of culture and diversity. But in the healthcare workforce, there is a severe lack of minority representation amongst staff that has the potential to be detrimental to the 40 percent of Americans who are members of an ethnic or racial minority group.

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​Cities Band Together to Take On Big Pharma Over The Opioid Crisis

Posted by DanikaK on January 24, 2018 at 6:55 PM

In recent years, rural areas of the United States have been ravaged by the use of opioids in their communities. Recent studies show that throughout the course of a decade, opioid usage has increased by over 2 percent among U.S. adults. These studies also indicate the change was largely driven by an increase in the long-term use and subsequent abuse of prescription opioids.

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Educators Argue That Repealing Net Neutrality Could Hurt the American Education System​

Posted by DanikaK on December 18, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Over the past few weeks, individuals across the country have been wondering about what the future holds for the Obama-era regulations that protect access to an open internet, more commonly referred to as "net neutrality." Last week, in a partisan split, conservative members of the FCC voted to repeal these protections.

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Democrats win some Elections

Posted by Warren Porter on November 8, 2017 at 12:03 PM

I think there was an election yesterday?

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​After Trump Ends DACA, Dreamers Left to Wonder What Comes Next

Posted by DanikaK on November 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Last month, the Trump administration announced that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, early next year if Congress doesn't find a "more permanent solution."

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Radical Islamist Terrorism Returns to Manhattan

Posted by Warren Porter on October 31, 2017 at 5:44 PM

At least 8 are dead and at least a dozen are injured.

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The Most Egregious Leak Yet

Posted by Warren Porter on October 28, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Last night, CNN's Evan Perez, Pamela Brown & Shimon Prokupecz dropped a bombshell of a story. Anonymous sources briefed on the matter revealed to these three journalists that charges have been filed relating to the Robert Mueller's investigation of matters relating to Russia's unlawful influence of the 2016 election including any conspiracy to undermine American Democracy between foreign agents and American political actors. The charges remain sealed and the identities of those charged remain unknown.

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Physicians Come Out In Support of Democratic Single-Payer Plan​

Posted by DanikaK on September 26, 2017 at 4:16 PM

As of September 13, 2017, at least 16 Democratic senators have come out in support of the single-payer health bill proposed on Wednesday by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The bill aims to expand access to Medicare to all Americans. Some argue that the proposed legislation signals that many Democrats can be convinced to shift further left when it comes to expanding health care rights for their U.S. constituents.

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North Korea detonates 6th nuclear weapon

Posted by Warren Porter on September 3, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Seismometers across East Asia and the rest of the world lit up this morning. A tremor radiating out from Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site in the rugged Hamgyong Mountains has shaken the world. According to the United States Geological Service, the explosion had a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter Scale.

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The Right Unites in Charlottesville

Posted by Warren Porter on August 13, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Trump supporters from across the nation gathered in droves this weekend to participate to celebrate our President's "America First" platform. The rally was held in Charlottesville to protest the recent renaming of Robert E. Lee Park to Emancipation field by the Charlottesville City Council. Ironically, these people believe protecting the honor and legacy of one of America's most infamous traitors is essential to American patriotism, but minutiae such as this will not deter American conservatives and their mission to safeguard white privilege in the United States. Ongoing litigation also seeks to remove statues erected in the early 20th century to honor General Lee and his treasonous bretheren.

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Lights Cameras Action! Make Sausages!

Posted by AllardK on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Had President Trump and Minority (and soon to be Majority) leaders Pelosi and Schumer gone behind closed doors to hammer out some sort of deal to fund a border wall or border security or something in exchange for avoiding a shutdown of government, the purpose of the process would have been perverted or gamed by the spin they put on it afterwards.

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California Camp Fire - The Carbon Suits are Coming

Posted by AllardK on December 7, 2018 at 1:26 PM

One broken steel hook on an aging transmission tower might have been the cause of the Camp Fire that quickly and ferociously spread and took 85 lives a few weeks ago in Central California near the Bay area. How do we know this?

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Thoughts On The Passing Of George H. W. Bush 41

Posted by Roy Ellis on December 1, 2018 at 8:46 PM

With the passing of George H. W. Bush most feel the loss of a man who gave so much, helped accomplish so much for this country.

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Will Assange be Kicked Out of Ecuador's Embassy?

Posted by AllardK on November 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Perhaps the Guardian - or their sources - are getting a little impatient with Mueller's investigation. It seems they've decided to push things along a little and disclose that these anonymous sources have told the Guardian that Manafort and Assange met multiple times at the Ecuadorian embassy from around 2013 until early in 2016. This is important information if it is true. But that's a fairly big if. So, let's look at the specific phrases in the Guardian article that refer to the sources of this information:

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Would Trump Trade Protecting Mueller for a Wall?

Posted by AllardK on November 27, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Of the 7 remaining budget bills that have to passed, the one funding DHS is the one that could be the trickiest of all to get done before December 7 when the stop-gap funding of Congress runs out. That's because the money for the border wall is contained within the DHS funding bill. It's down to around $5 billion in the House bill and way down to $1.6 billion in the Senate bill, comparing both to Trump's original demand for around 20 billion for border security.

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Happy Thanksgiving and Trump Is A Racist

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 22, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Turned on FOX about and they were parading around and having turkey. Switched over to CNN and they were bashing Trump over his phone calls to the military forces. Also, saying that Trump discredited CIA in the Thanksgiving call to military. 24/7 including holidays. What a bunch of overpaid scabs . . .

And, on this Thanksgiving day, the GOP House issued subpoenas for James Comey and Loretta Lynch. How sweet it is. In my thinking the corrupt FBI managers can't be far behind and most likely others . . . .

Interesting too, that SCJ Roberts, an ole Bush apte and globalist, is complaining that President Trump is not being nice to judges

California Routs GOP

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 17, 2018 at 12:25 PM

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/17/rip-california-gop-republicans-lash-out-after-midterm-election-debacle-1000481

So wonderful to see the Calif GOP has gone down the tank. May they rest in peace, forever.

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Hoaxes at KSU Protests at Pelosi's Office

Posted by AllardK on November 14, 2018 at 6:49 PM

At Kansas State University Brodrick Keith Burse III reportedly found a racist note posted on his door and took a photo and tweeted out about the racist incident. K-state police then investigated the incident: "On Monday, Nov. 5, K-State Police received a report of the note. Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door."

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Get Control Of Immigration To Stop A Socialist Takeover

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 7, 2018 at 9:58 PM

I was never politically active but I have been moderately attentive to how things have gone. Tonight Tucker is talking about the difficulty of young folks in starting families. Like many young people are living with their parents, about a third have college degrees, the cost of homes are beyond so many.

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I Luv This President ! ! !

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 7, 2018 at 4:03 PM

I love this President ! ! !

So, Sessions is out, fired. Whitaker is in as Acting DOJ. Rosenstein is visiting WH as I poke.

Word is Matt Whitaker will not recuse himself. Unlike Sessions, Whitaker has no reason to recuse himself.

So, I would think Whitaker will be free to get involved with FBI in checking out the FISA info and bring some conspiracy charges against the Obama admin, CIA/FBI heads and so on . . .

We should have the FISA info within a week.A lot can be done before the dems gain control of the House.

What Do You Have To Lose?

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 3, 2018 at 7:21 PM

A loss could very well solidify a course to socialism. Some 60% of democrat officials are socialist. Project VERITAS has shown, on numerous occasions, that the left is not voicing their real agenda.

There is a reason the democrats are throwing everything at this election. They had 8 years to put much of their socialist agenda in place. If Hillary had been elected they would have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Hillary's loss devastated the democrats, Hence, hollywood, the msm, and rep/dem globalists have near lost their minds this last two years.

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Greatest Irony Ever

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 1, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Recall that Hillary compromised some 30k messages thru an unsecured server she used while DOS and during the 2016 presidential campaign. Russia, China and perhaps others collected the messages and copies ended up with wikileaks.

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Everyone Is A Citizen!

Posted by Weary_Willie on November 1, 2018 at 4:08 PM


The United States Constitution, drafted in 1787, did not explain citizenship. But it did mention "citizens of the States" and a "citizen of the United States."
Source

This is an interesting statement found in a Teacher's webpage, Schoolastics

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The MSM Should Be Held Accountable for Libelous Attacks

Posted by Roy Ellis on October 29, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Following the recent bombing and shootings the MSM has really ramped up on 'getting Trump'. They have gone beyond political partisanship, holding elected officials accountable or any other catch phrase that would give them a legal out. Now they are culpable of malicious attack on a person and should be drug into courts and sued to their extreme for their 24/7 libelous rants against this President.

These so called news organizations should be sued to hilt.

To Rant Or Not To Rant

Posted by Roy Ellis on October 26, 2018 at 4:59 PM

The far majority of folks are suggesting holding down political rhetoric. This would supposedly cut down on physical actions carried out in a partisan manner.

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Trump Bad, Find a Crime, Make Him Go Away

Posted by Keeley on December 11, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Robert Mueller's report may have a lot more to do with campaign finance violations than real evidence of Russia collusion but, until it's released, we won't know. That may be fairly soon with an increasing number of leaks on what the report will possibly contain. For example, we have coming from foaming partisans like former Obama State employees Max Bergmann and Sam Berger, a piece in the Daily Beast that practically claims to be the voice of the people's will.

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The Five Eyes Tried to Infiltrate Trump's Campaign

Posted by Keeley on December 5, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Michael Flynn has been waiting for just over a year to be sentenced. This after pleading guilty to a ridiculous charge that not even the FBI felt was a case of lying. The FBI were sent in by the outgoing Obama administration because of a grudge against Flynn's positions when he was part of President Obama's intel leadership as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014 when he was let go for reasons that are still not really clear despite an NYT article last March that went on about a Russian woman and the possibility that Flynn was compromised. That leak came out earlier this year. Nearly 4 years after Flynn was fired. Nor did Comey feel that Flynn had lied to the FBI investigators, apparently.

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Presidents Today Can no Longer Attain George HW Bush's Values

Posted by Keeley on December 3, 2018 at 6:43 PM

You can never tell how history - that is the collective opinions of those who at some point in the future look back at an event or person and render judgement - will look back at the present and judge it.

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Twitter the Trans Dominatrix & the Marxist Feminist

Posted by Keeley on November 30, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Meghan Murphy is a Canadian feminist who uses - or used - Twitter to debate and provoke people on ideas often related to gender and women's right. She's been banned from Twitter.

Why?

Apparently for "misgendering" among other transphobic thought crimes.

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Adam Schiff - The Milquetoast Coyote from California

Posted by Keeley on November 26, 2018 at 6:27 PM

Adam Schiff is not on the trail, and of course he's going to be firing up a bunch of investigations as soon as he takes the gavel of the House Intelligence Committee and it seems like one of his big plans is to somehow combine the Khashoggi affair with the emoluments clause. Yes, he's going to try and link Trump's hotel with what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Why the Left Should Listen to the Mexican Ambassador

Posted by Keeley on November 23, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Laredo and Tijuana, we have a problem.

But that wasn't President Trump saying it. Not this specific time, that is. It was Geronimo Gutierrez, Mexico's Ambassador that spoke frankly if somewhat cautiously about the problem of criminals infiltrating the migrant caravans from Central America which have now become both America's and Mexico's problem.

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New Press Rules for White House Pressers - Will We Have a Speaker of the Press someday?

Posted by Keeley on November 21, 2018 at 7:01 PM

In Tijuana last weekend a couple of things happened, depending on what side of the border one was on. On the Mexican side, Mexicans fought a battle with riot police outside an emergency shelter set up in a sports complex, for the caravan of Central American migrants who are trying to cross into America and claim refugee status because of the high levels of crime and corruption in their countries.

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Senator Flake - Would You Kindly Zip it & Vote for Neomi Rao and the rest?

Posted by Keeley on November 15, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Does Jeff Flake, the departing senator from Arizona have any proof of Russia-Trump team collusion? Or is he being a stickler about Senate oversight? Or does he just really not like Trump or his administration, or their policies especially on immigration?

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The Days of Rage & Shouting Will Someday End

Posted by Keeley on November 13, 2018 at 1:28 PM

On September 11, 2001 Peter Davidson was about 6 weeks shy of his 8th birthday with a mother who still works as a nurse and a father who was a firefighter. They, of course, were - and still are - New Yorkers.

Dan Crenshaw was 17 and half years old and likely starting his last year of high school before going on to Tufts University, having grown up in Texas as well as South America.

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A Sea Change on the Other Side of the Aisle

Posted by Keeley on November 8, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Both parties face a sea-change now. For the GOP, they are even more Trump's party than they were 24 hours ago. Jeff Sessions - whose early loyalty to Trump's candidacy when most people saw it as mere entertainment - is gone. Trump fired him, of course and Sessions handed in an earnest and measured letter that was old-school conservative down to the wire. If you believe there are more pressing problems than whether cannabis should be legal, and if you feel that law enforcement is vital but not should be governed by civilian rules and civility in as much as possible, then you're not too upset to see Sessions go.

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A Nifty Little Chart to Explain the MidTerms!

Posted by Keeley on November 6, 2018 at 4:28 PM

By the time you read this, it may be over. Then again, by the time you read this, it may just be starting. Not that we're going to see 2000 all over again, but suddenly it appears that some Senate races got surprisingly interesting.

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The Caravan - The Border With Mexico is Congress' Job

Posted by Keeley on October 31, 2018 at 3:29 PM

The caravan should arrive at the southern border weeks after the mid-term elections. But that's hardly a reason to suggest - like Shep Smith did at Fox - that people look in the mirror and shut up. Yes, the issue is being high-lighted by politicians but it's being done because it's key to how America sees itself and how the laws apply.

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Why Blame Trump for Sayoc? - The Violent Rhetoric is Everywhere

Posted by Keeley on October 29, 2018 at 2:13 PM

If you had asked Oliver Stone to come up with an idea for a crazed alt-right unabomber you couldn't have done better than what reality apparently has served up. Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr. is straight out of one of those creepy assassin films from the little we know about him so far.

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A Parade of Caravans

Posted by Keeley on October 23, 2018 at 10:20 PM

Remember that photograph of what was apparently an Afghan refugee on the border between perhaps Greece and Macedonia pleading in the rain with eyes that were frightening in their desperate hostility? What was he capable of? What would we be capable of under similar circumstances?

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Where Will the Khashoggi Affair Lead?

Posted by Keeley on October 17, 2018 at 2:53 PM

What can't you hang on the bloody scaffolding of the Khashoggi affair? A fascinating article in The Federalist by Lee Smith, whose investigative reporting on the various Russia probes has been thorough and enlightening, raises some important questions. What was hinted at by Matthew Continetti's editorial in the Washington Free Beacon is explored in a great deal more depth by Smith.

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