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.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 as introduced.
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  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 10:03am

    This Is What Resistance Looks Like

    The phrase consent of the governed has been turned into a cruel joke. There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. Civil disobedience is the only tool we have left.

    We will not halt the laying off of teachers and other public employees, the slashing of unemployment benefits, the closing of public libraries, the reduction of student loans, the foreclosures, the gutting of public education and early childhood programs or the dismantling of basic socialservices such as heating assistance for the elderly until we start to carry out sustained acts of civil disobedience against the financial institutions responsible for our debacle. The banks and Wall Street, which have erected the corporate state to serve their interests at our expense, caused the financial crisis.

  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 10:04am

    The bankers and their lobbyists crafted tax havens that account for up to $1 trillion in tax revenue lost every decade. They rewrote tax laws so the nation’s most profitable corporations, including Bank of America, could avoid paying any federal taxes. They engaged in massive fraud and deception that wiped out an estimated $40 trillion in global wealth. The banks are the ones that should be made to pay for the financial collapse. Not us. And for this reason at 11 a.m. April 15 I will join protesters in Union Square in New York City in front of the Bank of America.

    “The political process no longer works,” Kevin Zeese, the director of Prosperity Agenda and one of the organizers of the April 15 event, told me. “The economy is controlled by a handful of economic elites. The necessities of most Americans are no longer being met. The only way to change this is to shift the power to a culture of resistance.

  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 10:06am

    This will be the first in a series of events we will organize to help give people control of their economic and political life.”

    If you are among the one in six workers in this country who does not have a job, if you are among the some 6 million people who have lost their homes to repossessions, if you are among the many hundreds of thousands of people who went bankrupt last year because they could not pay their medical bills or if you have simply had enough of the current kleptocracy, join us in Union Square Park for the “Sounds of Resistance Concert,”


  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 10:15am

    A really good video someone posted on another site.

    Mouseland – Electing Cats. Why not elect some Mice for a change ?


  • Sher1 04/05/2011 4:50pm

    “LESSER OF TWO EVILS = THE DEMOCRATS” BUT I must say they should really join as ONE and call themselves “The DoubleThink Party” taken from George Orwell’s classic and foresightful novel 1984!

  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 6:26pm


    adj. or verb – indecisive; unable to make up one’s mind; playing the safe middle ground due to one’s own lack of conviction or sense of morality.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 7:25pm

    I’m sure anyone watching the news today heard about the security breach at Epsilon. I have those warning emails coming in now too. I’ll take another moment to show all the viewers how to defend against such things, that are becoming more common place these days, and I read more and more about people with infected computers.

    The first big threat is malware being installed by following a link to an infected site in a scam email, or web listing. That is easy to defend against. There are several free options to run your web browser in a virtual environment so nothing can get installed on your PC without your permission. Dell has their “Secure Browser” that runs virtually. You can read about it here,


    I prefer using a “sandbox” that allows you to run any browser virtually. Here is a review of several, and “Sandboxie” which I like,


  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 7:25pm

    BufferZone is also now available for free, and I have been trying it out for a few days now,


    The second step is to use secure DNS servers. I’ll list three good ones for you to read up on. Norton and clear cloud have small utilities that make it easy to set up. For Comodo you have to set it manually (follow their instructions).


  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 7:27pm

    I assume all viewers run some brand of antivirus or internet security software. NONE are even close to 100% protection alone. Here is a good youtube channel that tests many free products, and some big paid ones, including some of the ones I mentioned above. I like Comodo Internet Security. It is free, has the best firewall made, and some other strong security features. Though some other programs are better for scanning and removal of infections, it defends against initial infection better than most, if not all others.


    The final, and possibly most important step is to use a secure email service. They let you create a new email addy for each contact in seconds, and allow you to turn them on or off at any time, while they all forward to a main email account. That way all any “corporation” can tie you to is one address used for one contact only. I like “Nyms”, and it only costs $20 per year.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 7:27pm

    And if you don’t like a record being made of every place you go and everything you do, that is for sale to whoever wants it, I recommend reading up on VPN’s.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/05/2011 7:32pm

    Shields up people, it really is a wild wild web out here.

    That is some of my free advice on how to defend against “hackers”.

  • Legion1 04/06/2011 1:56am

    The disgusting rich & their disgusting excesses…

    While we starve and/or freeze to death, the rich party on…

    just 1 example

    $2 Million Birthday Party

    Company: Tyco International
    Perk recipient: Dennis Kozlowski

    When Dennis Kozlowski’s second wife hit the magic age of 40 in 2001 — only a few months after they wed — the former Tyco chief went all out. He threw a weeklong Roman-themed party on the island of Sardinia — replete with scantily clad models, chariots and an ice-sculpture vodka fountain made to look like Michelangelo’s David. Tyco, now based in Switzerland, paid half of the $2 million tab. Tyco also paid for Kozlowski’s dog-shaped umbrella stand ($15,000), a gold-plated waste basket and artwork in his mansion.

    just 1 example of many

  • adamaiken 04/06/2011 3:23am

    THE PATH TO PROSPERITY…… the final nail in our coffin, is more like it.
    I AM OUTRAGED OVER THIS NEW REPUBLICAN MOVE. It was not good enough to have their tax rate reduced to 35 percent, they now want an extra 10 percent reduction. After partying throughout the Bush years and bringing our country down, they now want to be fiscally responsible by cutting programs that benefit the middle and lower classes. We always knew it would come to this.
    I hope the idiots who voted these bastards in are satisfied now. They will not be satisfied until there is no government left except for what functions to endorse their own corporate connections and source of income and until we the people are reduced to ashes. We will be sitting on the sidewalks begging like the people in Calcutta before they are done with us. Vote on, keep voting them in, go ahead, do it. Keep cutting your own veins and spilling your own blood.

  • Legion1 04/06/2011 3:47am

    Rising oil prices beginning to hurt US economy

    WASHINGTON – Just when companies have finally stepped up hiring, rising oil prices are threatening to halt the U.S. economy’s gains.

    Some economists are scaling back their estimates for growth this year, in part because flat wages have left households struggling to pay higher gasoline prices.


    Do these “commodities” traders of thieving Wall Street care what they do to this country? Nope, not at all, just as long as they keep & make more millions off the poor of America.

  • Sher1 04/06/2011 4:13am
    “John Boehner and his beliefs are unfortunately a microcosm of the views of today’s Republican/Tea Party when it comes to America’s poor and middle class. Screw the less fortunate in society- they deserve it. The kids are fat, lazy, and they don’t want to work and their parents are buying homes that they can’t afford. If it were up to John Boehner, we wouldn’t have programs in place that benefit the poor and middle class. Programs like – the Federal Fair Housing Law, Medicaire, Social Security, Food Stamps” READ MORE:


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    99Survivor 04/06/2011 5:45am

    Both parties can go straight to hell!

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:04pm

    Hell yeah!

  • Legion1 04/06/2011 11:15am

    Because of her name….Bristol Palin earns $262K for teen pregnancy work




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    vinmarly 04/06/2011 3:05pm

    Who cares about 262k for promoting letting a baby live. How about the millions of babies that are killed each year as abortions? Perfectly healthy. Look at the doctor in NJ last month got in trouble for taking millions to butcher born alive healthy babies. Amazing what this country gets “upset” over isn’t it?

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    Legion1 04/06/2011 6:28pm

    or not

  • WAstateVETERAN 04/06/2011 12:59pm

    I haven’t been on here for some time. I found some temporary work, thankfully enough to qualify for new benefit year of UI benefits.
    Does anybody here know where to find those “rules” to qualify for the extensions?
    I can’t remember the formula, dang-it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 2:57pm

    It has been a long time WA.

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    HopefromCA 04/06/2011 3:17pm

    I don’t know about State of Washington rules but I heard that after we have exhausted all the federal extensions that we need to be employed for a year but I don’t know if that is continuously employed but I will keep looking.

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:48pm

    I never researched that one because I have not made it to the point of being able to qualify for a new benefit year so far…

  • adamaiken 04/06/2011 1:58pm

    Glenn Beck was fired, HA. Can the paradigm be shifting?

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 2:59pm

    May-be :)

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    vinmarly 04/06/2011 3:06pm

    He was fired? Or he quit to start his own business? Katie Couric was fired. There is a difference.

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:19pm

    Rumors have been swirling about Beck’s television contract with Fox for months—and his ratings have been fizzling much longer. Through March 1, Beck’s show was down 35 percent in total viewers in 2011 (averaging 1.9 million over the first seven weeks, compared to 2.93 million last year) and 44 percent in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic (447,000 vs. 793,000 a year ago). Through March, Beck was down 30 percent in total viewers, and 37 percent among 25-to-54-year-olds. And it’s seen nine consecutive month-over-month declines in total viewers, and seven among 25-to-54-year-olds


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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:21pm

    Beck is one person whom I would spit on their grave!

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    adamaiken 04/06/2011 4:25pm

    OMG, you are a Glen Beck supporter. That explains it. My sympathies are with you. You can get help, you know. There are still some programs available to help the insane. Better hurry though, they will be cutting the funding on them soon.

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