H.R.589 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011

To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
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  • WasMiddleClass 11/17/2011 9:18pm

    @where

    You used my picture before. Can’t find a good one of our own?

    :P

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    where 11/18/2011 9:36am

    Ok ok, New pic, is here. Truth is both party’s are working overtime to screw the 99% The GOP has no interest in doing the right thing, And the Dem,s are in a mad dash to destruction.

    We is the poor, that they dont give a crap about. I wonder when the rid the world of the middle class, Who do they think will do the work? Im not going to take there trash out.

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    WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 9:01pm

    Much more fitting pic :)

  • WasMiddleClass 11/17/2011 9:33pm

    From the link nancym posted,

    What’s the takeaway? We live in a country of principles like civil liberties and the rule of law. Power and authority aren’t owned. They are shared. But the evacuation of Zuccotti Park and others around the country casts a sickening pall over such ideals. Worse are the media images of the past week, especially in New York where it all began, and what they might suggest.

    Cops dressed like soldiers in body armor, face shields and helmets deploying excessive force against peaceful protesters. Such images call to mind dictatorships, not the land of the free.

    Perhaps we are merely seeing a duality that has been there all along. On the one hand are the American dreamers hoping for a renewed promise of opportunity, equality and justice. On the other are the guardians of the corporate state accountable no one but the wealthy and powerful.

  • WasMiddleClass 11/17/2011 9:56pm

    And who the hell is paying for protecting this moron now?

    Herman Cain receives Secret Service protection

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68638.html

    WTF!

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  • WasMiddleClass 11/17/2011 11:31pm

    I have to comment further on Cain getting Secret Service protection…

    Why the hell do all taxpayers have to pay to protect him?

    Where is his supposed Tea Party support with all their guns?

    From what the media tries to tell us I would think that he has a army of legal gun owning Americans ready to defend him against anything…

    Maybe some of the true Tea Party ones are the ones he needs government protection from?

    God knows those “Left” types hate guns…they try to tell us…

    Maybe many know he is totally fake, and part of the elites game too???

    How long before we pay to protect that old zombie Newt too? I thought the Republicans killed him way back when…

  • WasMiddleClass 11/17/2011 11:47pm

    Now some out there may ask why Herman Cain should get taxpayer funded Secret Service protection while you or I would not if we decided to run for President…

    The answer is it depends on how much MONEY you have…

    Imagine that!

  • WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 9:02pm

    Over and over, day after day we here on our media that the Democrats and Republicans can not agree on anything at all anymore.

    Is that REALLY true?

    One of the most important bills of our time (HR3261) is not even talked about in the main stream media, and has bipartisan support.

    Why is that?

    How many Americans would support this bill if they really knew the true ramifications of it?

  • WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 9:03pm

    Internet Community Shut Out of Stop Online Piracy Act Hearing – Again

    This morning, EFF’s staff and concerned netizens across the country tuned into the live webcast of the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261). At least we tried to. Unfortunately, we were confronted with an incredibly poor webcast stream for much of the hearing. We find it ironic and deeply concerning that Congress is unable to successfully stream video of an event this important to all Internet users, even as they are debating a dangerous plan to change the Internet in fundamental ways and deputize Internet intermediaries to act like content police.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/public-shut-out-stop-online-piracy-act-hearings-again

  • WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 9:04pm

    Twenty-one Members have joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), IP Subcommittee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) in sponsoring the bill.

    http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_11162011.html

    Look at that! They agree on one thing, censoring the internet…

  • WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 10:55pm

    From one of my Libertarian friends. As usual, when the battle against the injustice of so many things these days feels almost overwhelming, her words make me step back and look inside to remember what I already knew for a long time. Though I do not agree totally with her, I do on much…

    Occupy Your Ownself

    Everybody, but everybody, wants to get in on the Occupy Wall Street act. Since the leaderless, focusless band of creative protestors began getting media coverage, all manner of commentators have commentated. Multitudes claim to know what OWS really is or really ought to be. Political people who may have something or nothing in common with the vague aims of OWS or the vague band of jugglers, gypsies, drummers, retro-hippies, sincere-if-ignorant fogheads, and genuinely angry activists are cautiously trying to bend OWS to their own purposes.

  • WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 10:57pm

    The third-biggest bonehead ever to win a Nobel Prize, Paul Krugman, demonstrates what an old fogey and conventional thinker he is by urging OWS to coalesce around (his) establishment goals. Oh yeah. Infrastructure investment! That’s worth taking to the streets for.

    Democrat party leaders cautiously circle OWS, wondering if they can co-opt it as their R-comrades so quickly and successfully co-opted the Tea Party. When Obama so much as makes a wussy comment in favor of OWS, TV mavens say he wants an Arab spring (never mind that the Arab spring was all about toppling … oops, people like Obama). And R leaders screech that The Big O is supporting mob rule.

    The OWS is a bunch of teenage tyrants The OWS is full of freedom-fighters! Yes, they’re freedom-fighters, but they’re misguided. Let me show the way!

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2011/10/09/occupy-your-ownself/

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    WasMiddleClass 11/19/2011 8:17pm

    I figured you would :)

    I think her point was ten years, Kent state, etc, etc, just to end a losing war, not even mentioning all our dead soldiers…

    I agree that all the huge protest did not do it. They did help though…

    @"And the comment about Krugman is totally unjustified. He may be part of the media power structure"

    Do you honestly believe we can change a totally corrupted system from the inside? We better find some good billionaires willing to fight too then…

    I watch some on the left say that Occupy should be fighting to get Obamas jobs bill passed. Even if they could influence Congress to do that, what REAL help would it provide for most of the millions and millions screwed now?

    You watcher Dylan Ratigans “rant”. I firmly believe he is 100% right.

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    WasMiddleClass 11/19/2011 9:06pm

    You said this….

    “He may be part of the media power structure”

    Not to mention other things he is part of…

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    WasMiddleClass 11/19/2011 9:08pm

    And I agree with things he says too.

    Just like Obama…

    Words…

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    WasMiddleClass 11/19/2011 9:23pm

    By the way…

    How many places of employment do you think there is where you can really attack the boss and not get fired?

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    WasMiddleClass 11/19/2011 8:32pm

    And I lived trough it too…

    I had some very close to me die in it too.

  • WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 10:57pm

    Freedom tomorrow

    Sometimes when I write about freeing ourselves rather than joining mass movements or flinging ourselves into political campaigns, somebody will accuse me of being nihilistic or advocating me-me-me values.

    If you’ve been around long enough, you know that’s not the point. The point is, of course, that true freedom can only arise from within the individual and spread from there. All “political” solutions are just band-aids on a wound if we’re not prepared to live free, to accord equal rights of freedom to our neighbors, and to personally oppose tyranny.

    Still, it’s understandable that people who’ve always thought of freedom only in terms of mass action miss that point. After the recent blog, “Occupy Your Ownself,” that notion came up again.

  • WasMiddleClass 11/18/2011 10:58pm

    I hate repeating myself, though after 15 years of doing what I do, I understand it’s a necessity. In this case, though, I stumbled upon an old Backwoods Home article that says some things that bear repeating.

    I found it in one of the ancient issues of BHM that came with the house I bought last year. It wasn’t online and I had long ago lost any e-copy on my computer. Fortunately, webmaster Oliver keeps everything. And he kindly put it online for me a couple of days ago. He even took the initiative to add a good collection of links (thank you, Oliver).

    So here is the first article I wrote for BHM after 9-11:“Freedom Tomorrow.”

    It’s dated now, of course. But it’s still a pretty good statement on how the act of living free can build freedom in the broader sense.

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2011/11/15/freedom-tomorrow/

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    where 11/19/2011 3:24pm

    I kind of think politics is a vehicle to keep people from killing the greedy bastards who rape and pillage endlessly, Ah well it does serve other things, but really today the real rapists are counting on the political process to save them from what they so RICHLY deserve, As they laugh off the various groups out there protesting, They are truly clueless as to what they are playing with.

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    WasMiddleClass 11/19/2011 8:26pm

    Their game is to keep everyone fighting in that fake left vs right box which gives the same results no matter who wins…

    They are getting worried now many are jumping out of the box…

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    WasMiddleClass 11/19/2011 8:22pm

    I posted this to one of my “conservative” friends. I’ll send it to you too…

    I really think you need to research the difference between Libertarian and Authoritarian, and not get wrapped up so much in the Liberal vs Conservative, both Authoritarian game…

    Left or right that wants to control everything we do is bad. That is what is happening.

    A sad thing about most Americans is that they equate Libertarianism (personal freedom) with Conservatism. They are in no way related at all.

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