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tpmmedia:

Does Joe Biden know how to work a room, or does Joe Biden know how to work a room?

Who is this old bird? They are flirting up a storm, lol.

 I love Joe Biden.  I think he’s the best VP we’ve had in more than 30 years.  Cheney was scary, Gore was creepy and boring, and Bush was, well, the introduction of Bush. But Joe,  he’s such a cool cat and he seems like such fun to be around.  I love Joe.

(Source: core.talkingpointsmemo.com)

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nationalpost:

Sperm donor fights attempts to force him to pay child support to lesbian coupleA sperm donor is fighting an effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple.William Marotta told The Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper he’s “a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons.”When the 46-year-old donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, including financial responsibility to the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance in Kansas this year, the state demanded the donor’s name so it could collect child support for the now 3-year-old girl. (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, Jeff Davis)

Pay close attention folks.  Neither of the women is suing this man for child support.  The state is.  The women, having gone through a divorce and having a child between them, should have been made to go through a judgment for custody and child support that effected only the two of them.  Instead, because the state doesn’t like the idea of a lesbian couple, they are attempting to involve the donor.   The problem with this is that had this been a heterosexual couple who had sought a donor and artificial insemination due to infertility, the court would not go after the donor, but would have sought child support between the couple.  But because lesbians are involved, now they go after the donor. Homophobic bullshit. 

nationalpost:

Sperm donor fights attempts to force him to pay child support to lesbian couple
A sperm donor is fighting an effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple.

William Marotta told The Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper he’s “a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons.”

When the 46-year-old donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, including financial responsibility to the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance in Kansas this year, the state demanded the donor’s name so it could collect child support for the now 3-year-old girl. (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, Jeff Davis)

Pay close attention folks.  Neither of the women is suing this man for child support.  The state is.  The women, having gone through a divorce and having a child between them, should have been made to go through a judgment for custody and child support that effected only the two of them.  Instead, because the state doesn’t like the idea of a lesbian couple, they are attempting to involve the donor.   The problem with this is that had this been a heterosexual couple who had sought a donor and artificial insemination due to infertility, the court would not go after the donor, but would have sought child support between the couple.  But because lesbians are involved, now they go after the donor. Homophobic bullshit. 

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

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Skeptical Avenger: Things You Can't Make Up: The Onion names Kim Jong Un 'Sexiest Man Alive,' Communist Party newspaper - missing the...

thisoneandonlylife:

BEIJING — The online version of China’s Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive” — not realizing it is satire.

The People’s Daily on Tuesday ran a 55-page photo spread on its…

(Source: blog.al.com, via imlosingground)

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fearandwar:

Fox is now talking about how maybe Romney ran too clean and nice of a campaign. They’re saying maybe he should have gone more negative.

I don’t even have the words.

What campaign were they watching?! 

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Closing The Gender Wage Gap Would Create 'Huge' Economic Stimulus, Economists Say

According to a new study by the American Association of University Women, a woman who graduates from the same school and in the same major as her male classmate and takes a full-time job in the same occupation as he does earns an average 7 percent less than him one year out of school. That gap widens the longer a woman works, so that over the course of her 35-year career, a woman with a college degree will make an average of $1.2 million less than a man with the same level of education.

If that gap were to close and women were to be paid the difference, economist Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, estimates that the stimulus effect would grow the U.S. economy by at least three to four percentage points. The $800 billion economic stimulus package that Congress passed in 2009 to bail banks out of the recession, by contrast, is estimated to have grown the GDP by less than 1.5 percent overall.

“That’s a pretty good-sized stimulus,” Hartmann told The Huffington Post. “We’d love to have that kind of growth right now.”

The growth estimate gets larger, Hartmann said, if you consider how many women would be drawn into the workforce as a result of the pay increase and the additional capital that could be spent on women-owned businesses, which have an economic impact of about $3 trillion in the U.S.

(Source: sarahlee310)

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Solid Jobs Report Spawns Crackpot ‘Job Truthers’ Movement

tpmmedia:

The economy added 114,000 jobs in September and unemployment declined to 7.8 percent. Not great numbers, but paired with major upward revisions to previous monthly reports and taken in the context of a slowly recovering economy, the report was viewed as good news for America.

Unless, of course, you were hoping for bad news. And apparently quite a few of President Obama’s critics were — so much so that they suggested the Bureau of Labor Statistics was part of a vast conspiracy

The economy is doing better. It’s a conspiracy!

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leftish:

Did you know that Julian Assange addressed the United Nations today?
Well, he did…and he spoke very directly about the persecution that he, Bradley Manning, other people on his staff, David House and others, have suffered.  He directly called out Obama and the U.S. for their policies.  Recently it was revealed, via an FOI request, that Wikileaks and Assange have been declared an “Enemy of the State”.
I’m curious to see how many media outlets even cover this story.
…Assange to UN: ‘It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks’ (VIDEO)

leftish:

Did you know that Julian Assange addressed the United Nations today?

Well, he did…and he spoke very directly about the persecution that he, Bradley Manning, other people on his staff, David House and others, have suffered.  He directly called out Obama and the U.S. for their policies.  Recently it was revealed, via an FOI request, that Wikileaks and Assange have been declared an “Enemy of the State”.

I’m curious to see how many media outlets even cover this story.

…Assange to UN: ‘It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks’ (VIDEO)

Filed under POLITICS NEWS JULIAN ASSANGE ASSANGE UNITED NATIONS ECUADOR WIKILEAKS BRADLEY MANNING DAVID HOUSE ENEMY OF THE STATE