wounded warriors



President Obama speaks during the sixth annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride around the South Lawn of the White House


President Obama signs a proclamation designating Fort Ord, on Monterey Bay, California, a national monument

235 Responses to “wounded warriors”

  1. 1 relellit
    April 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    good evening

  2. 9 jackiegrumbacher
    April 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I couldn’t possibly be first. I was so startled seeing no one here, that I froze. In any case, PBO looks great and every one of the wounded vets is a hero.

    • 10 relellit
      April 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      I so agree jackie grumbacher. Our President is great at everything he endeavors which makes him look outstandingly good.

      BTW: I was nervous I meant to comment on our President acting in behalf of all Americans all I could do say good evening.

      • 11 HZ
        April 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

        Hi jackiegrumbacher. I saw you comment. You are so dear. Thanks, I am doing better. Enjoying and taking one day and moment of thankfulness, not matter what comes my way.

        Hope all is well with you. Oh, can’t wait to celebrate your birthday at the end of the month as you stated in your comment. Yes,we seniors have to stick together. Love hearing from you. Be gentle to yourself and continue to spread your beautiful spirit in this space as well as all of the spaces that your beautiful spirit will enter.HZ

  3. 12 collegekay
    April 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm


  4. 21 relellit
    April 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Am I first?

  5. 22 jackiegrumbacher
    April 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    You beat me by minute, relellit. Quicker on the draw.

  6. 24 Linda
    April 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he’d consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he’ll ever be asked.

    Bush tells the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is “probably the best” choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Bush said he hopes the freshman senator is offered the No. 2 slot and accepts it.

    Rubio has said repeatedly that he isn’t interested in leaving the Senate.

    Bush said he’d consider running if Romney were to ask him. But the former governor added that he’s not sure running for vice president is the right thing for him and said he’s doubtful he’d even receive the call.

    Wow…. Did he say Yes…or No ?

    • 25 collegekay
      April 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      I’ve been seeing it on twitter. I don’t think he’ll be asked. It would allow the Bush Admin to receive more scrutiny. I doubt America wants another Bush in the WH.

      But who knows…

    • 27 Jessica
      April 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Jeb would be a good pick if Romney hadn’t gone so far right. It would be too conflicting on immigration.

      • 28 nospin
        April 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        “Jeb would be a good pick”

        aaahhhh no. My memory is not that short where I would forget the state of the country after the last Bush was in office.
        Two wars, weapons of mass destruction, economic collapse . . . not only no but heck no.

        • 29 relellit
          April 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

          Indeed, with all the havoc the Bushes have imposed on this society; I think it will be 100 years before another Bush is chosen.

        • 31 Jessica
          April 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm

          You guys misunderstand me when i say good. I don’t mean good for the nation i mean it would have given Romney a better chance at winning. You have to admit in a pure political way he’s a sane pick based on credentials. I don’t like Jeb but I’m not scared of him like i am Romney, Palin, McCain, Scott, Walker, Brewer, etc. He would also help with Latino vote (he speaks Spanish) but he’s getting picked.

          • 32 nintendowii10
            April 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm

            I’m sorry, Jeb would add NOTHING to a Romney ticket except memories of W, especially with the last name of “Bush.” Do you really think adding anyone with the last name Bush would help, especially Romney, whose already done enough to sink his ship?

            Also Jeb has plenty of skeletons in his closet… remember the Terry Schiavo fiasco? Then there’s the Stand Your Ground BS that HE signed into law.

            Sorry Jessica, Jeb adds nothing but MORE baggage for Romney to have to deal with, PERIOD!

            • 33 Jessica
              April 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

              I think Jeb is the best chance he’s got unless he picks the governor of New Mexico. I forgot her name.

              Just my opinion.

              • 34 nintendowii10
                April 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

                I’m just not seeing it, unless Zimmerman is acquitted… then there’s the Terry Schiavo fiasco and the fact that he said the Republican Party has gone too far right, and we still have the 2000 election fiasco.

                Susanna Martinez is the NM governor, and she’s already said she wouldn’t take VP, and she’s too inexperienced as governor… a smart Sarah Palin. My thought is that Romney will pick someone unknown in hopes that the WOW factor will work in his favor, as was the Palin pick for McCain before she opened her mouth and the wheels fell off.

          • 35 nospin
            April 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

            Being the sane one isn’t enough. Nor do I believe Jeb would help secure the Latino vote because he speaks the language.

            My response was based on the horrific notion that anyone would consider allowing another Bush to get near the WH.

            • 36 Jessica
              April 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

              i don’t think it would secure it just close the gap a bit. I think Romney needs a wing and a prayer to get through this election and needs someone to help him with Latinos and women whoever that might be.

        • 37 LunarSea
          April 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

          I’m with you, but look what happened in 2010. Anything is possible with the haters and denyers

      • 38 anniebella
        April 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Let’s remember Jeb ain’t all he claim to be,who was it that sign the terrible law, stand your ground . None other than Jeb Bush. And beside we are still trying to recover from the eight years of that other Bush. No More Bush. No More Bush. I sick of them.

      • 42 Mel
        April 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        Let’s make it clear. we do not vote for VP”s , and we hispanic are NOT stupid to see what the GOP has
        done against the hispanic cpmmunity we do NOT trust the GOP, and by thw way the Hispanics we are
        extremely independing on our own thinking so Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio will NOT be able to convince we
        Hispanis to VOTE Republican and the last I checked with the Hispanic members of congress they all are
        with PBO, so ther is a lot of hot Air by the MSM regarding the Hispanic Votes, and the mayority are with
        PBO so I.am not Fucking worried about my brothers and sisters on a full support for PBO.

    • April 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      I think he said, “I’m waiting for 2016.” It all seems so odd. I’ve been wondering for a long time now if they are trying to throw this election so they can make a run for 2016. I just don’t think anyone has mentioned it to Mitt. I really believe they want a Bush/Rubio or possibly Rubio/Bush ticket for 2016.

      • 44 hopefruit2
        April 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

        If they were trying to “throw” the election why would they be spending all this money? I think more likely they are being realistic about Romney’s chances of beating Obama which are probably lower than the MSM wants you to think for ratings sake.

        • April 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

          I don’t disagree with that. I’m also not saying we should let our guard down. I’ve just never seen such tepid Republican support for a candidate .Certainly not in recent history. Even Bob Dole was better received. As for the money, the SuperPACs have a ton more they haven’t committed to advertising. Maybe they’re waiting for closer to the election? I don’t know. But I wonder what they’re really up to.

      • 46 Brit
        April 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm

        Republicans want to win this election and in 2016. They are taking this election very seriously, which is why they started passing those id laws about two years ago in states. These laws and the millions that are behind Mitt is an example of how much they want to win this year. I do think that Jeb Bush will run in 2016, and Mitt will choose a women VP who is either white or a minority.

        • 47 Obama Grandmama
          April 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

          I heard Condoleeza Rice brought Mitt’s poll numbers up if she were the VP. Couldn’t understand it myself when I heard it.

    • 48 Liberal Librarian
      April 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Magic 8Ball says: “The answer is uncertain”

      • 49 jacquelineoboomer
        April 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

        Ha! You are so funny with the Magic 8Ball stuff! I’m learning a lot about the future. 🙂

    • 50 globalcitizenlinda
      April 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      okay, line up all the bushes and we can deal with them politically the same way as the deserve.

  7. 51 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Oh my…that smile…Oh MY!

  8. 52 collegekay
    April 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    The last picture makes me melt.

    • 53 CEB
      April 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Me too. His smile is real, beautiful and full out. On the other hand, Willard only smirks and snorts.

      • 54 a night owl
        April 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        The President’s smile just seems to tap directly into whatever part of the human brain or nervous system it is that responds to positive stimuli. I mean, even when he’s soaking wet from the rain, when most of us would look bedraggled, he beams like the sun, and everything is good!

        Romney, on the other hand, has a creepy smile, especially around the eyes. I notice he tends to squint them, like someone at some point told him (programmed him?) to do do that, because people’s eyes normally tend to crinkle or something when they smile. And that’s his best attempt at replicating that. But it’s mechanical and soulless.

  9. 55 Linda
    April 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    * Lawsuit follows rejection of CEO Pandit’s pay package

    * Directors accused of breach of fiduciary duties

    April 20 (Reuters) – Days after being rebuked by shareholders, Citigroup Inc Chief Executive Vikram Pandit and the bank’s directors have been sued for allegedly awarding outsized pay to top executives.

    The complaint filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court accuses directors of breaching their fiduciary duties by awarding more than $54 million of compensation in 2011 to the executives, including $15 million to Pandit, though the bank’s performance did not necessarily justify it.

    At Citigroup’s annual meeting on Tuesday, about 55 percent of shareholders participating in an advisory vote rejected Pandit’s pay package. That marked the first time that investors had rejected a compensation plan at a major U.S. bank.

    That vote “has cast doubt on the board’s decision-making process, as well as the accuracy and truthfulness of its public statements,” the complaint said. “Absent this (lawsuit), the majority will of the company’s stockholders shall be rendered meaningless.”

    Spokeswomen for Citigroup did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


    Yeah !!!! I bet others will follow now that this first one has broken the ice….

    • 56 theo67
      April 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      This may the best news of the week! Far more effective than the OWS plan to “destroy wall street”.

  10. 57 relellit
    April 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    George Zimmerman is such a big phony. He could have apologized through the media. The Martin family attorney said on Rev AL a few mintues ago usually the father is comforting the mother. Today it was the mother who comforted the father who had tears running down his eyes. On his facebook page he said he would say everything relevant; yet Zimmerman never had an apology listed.

  11. 58 Ladyhawke
    April 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm


    By Steve Benen


    Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Wednesday — then criticized him a day later in an interview with The Indianapolis Star. […]

    “You have to campaign to govern, not just to win,” Mr. Daniels told Matthew Tully of The Indianapolis Star. “Spend the precious time and dollars explaining what’s at stake and a constructive program to make life better. And as I say, look at everything through the lens of folks who have yet to achieve.”

    According to Mr. Tully, “after a pause, Daniels added with disappointment, ‘Romney doesn’t talk that way.’ ”

    Daniels went on to urge Romney to talk with voters “with some specificity” about his agenda, with the implication being that the presumptive Republican nominee has not yet done so thus far.



    • 59 relellit
      April 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Talk with voters??? LOL, who ALEC or the Koch bros? We know from his son’s tweets he has already spoken to the NRA. Mittens just can not relate to everyday people. He has lived in a different world since birth. The more he trys to be relevant to the average American the more he exposes his privilged life.

      On second thought, let him him keep talking.

    • 61 vcprezofan2
      April 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Yeah, I saw that earlier today –

  12. 62 globalcitizenlinda
    April 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    wishing the wounded warrior’s the best of luck in their recovery and in life

  13. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    April 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    reports indicate that the slimy rove has raised 100 Million through his superpacs – what more can we do to match this??

  14. April 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Don’t know if this has been posted—-new Romney spokesman tweeting gross things about Michelle Obama, Hillary and others, says Malia and Sasha are fair game

    • 69 globalcitizenlinda
      April 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      okay right-wingers, bring on the attacks on the President’s kids and you will not know what hit you!! I am usually good at verbal dueling but on this I would be ready to join the smack-down that would arise

    • April 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Don’t know if this has been posted—-new Romney spokesman tweeting gross things about Michelle Obama, Hillary and others, says Malia and Sasha are fair game
      Uh-oh, it’s on now. lemme at him!!! Punkazz….

      • April 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

        What a classy guy, Margie – I think I’m going to be ill.

      • 72 nintendowii10
        April 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

        Wasn’t this the SAME campaign who bitched about Hillary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney and how “family are off limits”? The right wing FAUX outrage is PISSING ME OFF!!!

    • 73 EDP4BHO
      April 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      Let them bring it. The ugly and nastier they get, the more people will be aroused to defend the Obama family, and take action at the polls. I believe every sober AA woman will do her damnedest to defeat them, this one included.

      • 74 globalcitizenlinda
        April 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        Count me in also! I can swear to you now that it will be a competition on who can get to these child-insulting monsters fastest and you can bet that this physically unfit unapologetic President Obama- supporter writing this will be running at the front of the counter-attack pack.

        I also have no doubt that every sober woman and man of any race will be joining the defense of The Obama Kids – I have met so many decent people who treasure this First Family and will stand up for them regardless their station in life

        • 75 EDP4BHO
          April 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

          Correct. I met some nice people of all ethnicities during GOTV a few weeks ago. But when I say AA women, I’m imagining the mothers feeling as their own children are being attacked, especially in light of the Trayvon Martin tragedy and just the day to day attack on black folk by the police and politicians alike. Not to mention the rabid hatred of racists in general. We are not going backwards. Hell no !!

          • 76 globalcitizenlinda
            April 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

            there is something that these hate-mongers forget, which is that they cannot insult better than I can (most in my community can hold their own in a verbal exchange and more than 95% of them support PBO .

            I often just keep my mouth shut our of respect for President Obama who has repeatedly asked us to “disagree without being disagreeable”. but this is one of those times when I would disobey his request and apologize later to him

    • 77 a4alice
      April 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      keepin it classy Grenell. Does he kiss his mother with that mouth? nice.

  15. 80 whatisworking
    April 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    6-year-old’s lemonade stand raises $10,000 for Dad’s cancer treatment


  16. 83 whatisworking
    April 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Interactive Map: House Republicans’ Latest Assault on Nutrition Assistance


  17. 85 lamh35
    April 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Ya know u live a loney life and ur life is in the pooper when you are sitting on the sofa crying during the scene in Castaway when Wilson is lost at sea.


    • 86 a4alice
      April 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      I can’t watch that. I weep like a lost child.

    • 87 pugeretto
      April 21, 2012 at 7:44 am

      I’m reading your Wilson comment on Saturday AM with my coffee, and it’s REALLY funny to be reading it first thing in the morning! Oh, Wilson! I remember that movie, I even wrote Wilson on a soccor ball and put it in bed on my pillow when I was going out of town…for my husband! Heeeeeeeeeeee!

  18. April 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Fox’s Gutfeld: NOW Isn’t Relevant Because “ Women Have, You Know, All The Rights …. They Can Shop“ bit.ly/I1a8BF— Unite Women National (@NatlWOW) April 20, 2012

  19. 90 whatisworking
    April 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years


  20. 92 whatisworking
    April 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Introducing Ethical Electric: A New Utility That Lets People Choose Truly Clean Power


  21. April 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Ughh! I was just watching Nightly News with Bri Bri and they did a story on the SS story, which is so over played, and showed the Wasilla Hillbilly’s connection with the SS goon “checking her out” picture…and then showed her “clip” from fuk’d news saying how PBO is a weak leader because of the SS and GSA “scandals”. Oh please! God, I hate teathuglians! They must go. And we need to help them do it!

  22. 95 whatisworking
    April 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    This article surprised me

    Democrats Create Far More Private Sector Jobs Than Republicans Do


  23. 97 nintendowii10
    April 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I’m starting to believe this whole Secret Service BS was released by the right wing in a feeble attempt to bring President Obama’s approval ratings down. The Fast and Furious and Solyndra witch hunts weren’t going anywhere, so why not release all this BS about the President’s Secret Service detail banging random hookers as opposed to protecting the President like they were hired to do. Unfortunately for the right wing, this SS BS involves quite a few Republicans as well.

  24. 103 nintendowii10
    April 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I also want to note how a lot of the right wing aren’t even hiding their racism anymore. For example, on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story, a commenter on Media Matters website posted that they went over to Brietboob site and read a comment that read along the lines of Martin being ‘a colored savage who got what he deserved’. And this is the same right wing that complains about their racism being pointed out as “duh libz playing duh race card.”

    • 104 EDP4BHO
      April 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      I believe all the outright display of racism makes one of my co-workers sad. Just a few years ago, he (Irish) and I had a conversation about baseball and the Negro Leagues, and I was saying I wish the League had remained intact, as it had great players who never made it big. Somehow, he thought that the racism in the country had basically disappeared, but I countered with the fact that, yes, racism indeed still exists in a big way. Of course, this was just before PBO began to run for election. He and I haven’t had that discussion since, and I am so wondering how he would handle acknowledging it. Such a shame- he’s a nice guy.

      • 105 theo67
        April 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

        You should bring it up and have a healthy discussion. I’m sure he wants to say something, but doesn’t know how to begin.

        • 106 EDP4BHO
          April 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm

          Back from my Friday night with You Tube…LOL. Yes, Theo, it’s on my mind occasionally to do so. He is a Democrat. But I am hoping he would bring it up, just atleast to show me if he is as broad-minded as he hopes to appear.

  25. 107 COS
    April 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I just started to watch my recording of Bashir and I don’t agree with Karen Finney when she said that PBO will ultimately be responsible for SSgate and the way it is handled. Am I wrong?

    • 108 anniebella
      April 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      COS, Hell No you are not wrong. Karen Finney is wrong. I disagree with Ms. Finney 100%. These people seem to want to tie President Obama to this B.S. some how some way. The fault for this stupid behavior lies with the Secret Servicemen. I usually agree with Ms. Finney , but not this time.

    • 109 EDP4BHO
      April 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      No. This will pass. It’s another distraction. Satan and his minions are busy. PBO knows this, as a man of faith, and a politician who’s quite skilled.

      • April 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

        EDP4BHO, you are so on point. POB’s faith will take him through this journey. He knows that with that faith, prayers, good meditations on his great gifts and that energy that is put forth daily by all of us who really do have his back will keep him going. He believes in us.

        I just finished reading the article in Ebony where our First Lady is on the cover for the month of May, and she shared some beautiful comments about our President. Be encourage, we will get through this as well.

        These vile, and wicked men and women are trying their best to try to bring him down, but there is power in goodness of those who believe in a higher power that is at the core of our souls that knows how to lift goodness in a man/woman up so their strength can be strengthen each moment of the way.

        Chips has always told us to keep this place as a beautiful place to positively lift up and support President Obama. That is the first purpose of this site. To be that positive, sweet, compassionate, caring, and strong group of people who want the best for our nation, and want to see the best in people and support that. Yes, we get tired, weary, and upset, but we are human as well, but we have each other to regroup, refocus, and do what we need to do to get through this long and hard journey, but we will do it.

        I read daily and cry more and more with my whole heart aching sometimes because I see all of the ugly, hatreful, and vile acts being brought against him, but I cry with hope and faith in those words that there are more people of goodness in this world who believe in POB and VP Joe Biden , and we will make it together. We just keep holding on and having faith to walk, run with the hope that is in our hearts.

        Too many people are hurting for us to give in and up to the evil and wicked minds of these destroyers. Their day will come to pay up, and believe me, the paying the Maker will be fair and just. It may not seem like it, but just keep watch and keep your hope strong along with your hard work. We Can Make It. We Will Make It.

        What a joy and blessing to be in the center of a good and decent man life who is our President. What a joy to help him daily to keep moving on no matter how many Karl Roves, Koch brothers etc., are in our paths., we will make it. I trust in God’s grace and power to do great and beautiful things through us all ,no matter where our spiritual beliefs may come together, and we respect that which is so beautiful. We know that there is a spirit within each of us to be better angels than what we see in this world today. So let us go on and show up and show off with God Almighty Creator of Goodness, Love, Light, Compassion, Caring, and Humbleness. That is who we are.HZ

    • 112 nintendowii10
      April 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      I watched a bit of it and I think what I gathered I think she’s saying POTUS will be responsible for how the response is handled, and if that’s the case, she’s right. POTUS has to strike the right tone as to not destroy his credibility, and he has yet to destroy credibility with anyone else but the hard right wing.

      • 113 LunarSea
        April 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        You would think he is the only dem on capital hill. No one else is ever responsible for anything the way he is responsible for everything.

        Unfortunately it seems even his supporters are beginning to believe it. They have certainly done a job on the american psychie

      • 114 anniebella
        April 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        Seem to me the SS matter is being handle.

    • April 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      It’s being handled as we speak. Everyday an SS agent is being let go. IF they had tried to cover this up or brush it aside then yes, he would be “responsible” for how it was handled. In a few weeks, all this will be forgotten.

    • 116 theo67
      April 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      There was a discussion about this on NPR tonight. The guy who pairs up with David Brooks on Fridays (can’t remember his name) said that President Obama is in charge, so how it’s handled is his responsibility. Can’t say I completely disagree. Not u

      • 117 theo67
        April 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Sorry-typing on phone. The situation isn’t his fault, but how it’s dealt with is his responsibility.

      • 118 anniebella
        April 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        But shouldn’t POTUS have the facts before making decision, let the investigation happen, then go from there, get the facts then do what you have to do.

        • 119 theo67
          April 21, 2012 at 12:52 am

          Oh, absolutely! The point was that he’s in charge. All those trying to make something of what came before are being ridiculous and calculating. But what happens from here on out is being managed by the President.

  26. April 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    OFA released their bundler list:



    $200,000 – $500,000
    Eva Longoria

    Marc Beniof
    Tyler Perry
    Harvey Weinstein
    Anna Winotour

    • April 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

      Thanks meta for this. I went over and prayed and gave thanksgiving for these persons and that they will be continued blessed. I believe in giving thanksgiving.

      Note: I saw on Twitter where Jim Messina said that this was released, but he said that Romney will not released his.

      We move on and do what is right. That is what I see in President Obama daily. He tries so hard to do what is right and keep his word. He likes to keep things in order, and when things get out of the team playing phase of his surroundings, he removes those people from the team. I trust, our President to do the right thing.HZ

    • 122 jacquelineoboomer
      April 21, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Love it!

  27. 123 desertflower
    April 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm


    As factory jobs return to US, the need for technical training grows

    Offshoring manufacturing jobs to China looked like the perfect way to cut costs a decade ago, but now companies that produce everything from computers to car parts are returning to the United States in growing numbers. Labor economists say the country needs to invest in more vocational and technical training programs so millions of jobless factory workers are equipped with the skills to benefit from this trend.
    According to a survey by the Boston Consulting Group of executives at 106 manufacturing companies with $1 billion or more in sales, 37 percent said they are planning or “actively considering” onshoring. Among companies with more than $10 billion in revenue, that percentage shot up to nearly half. Leading the movement were companies that make rubber and plastic products, industrial machinery and electronics and computer equipment.

    • April 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

      Desertflower, thanks for this. Tweeted the article. I also sent it to some friends to share. We just keep finding ways to get it out there.
      POB spoke to us about this as well. We will stand with our President and stay focus.

      Thanks for all of the great information that you share with us. Moving it out. We are his voices, feet, hands, eyes, ears, and part of his beautiful spirit. Thank you.(((((((( Hugs to you and Hubby)))))))))HZ

  28. 125 whatisworking
    April 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    ‘Block the Vote’ Blowback: GOP photo ID voting laws have energized African-American activists.


    • 126 jackiegrumbacher
      April 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      This is great news! I heard from regular church goers in our local city that a lot of churches are participating in voter awareness, registration and Get Out the Vote in direct response to the voter suppression laws, so the movement includes progressive as well as primarily AA churches. The NAACP is also doing a magnificent job of educating people and helping them to get photo IDs. Elderly people are going to be very confused by this law and it’s yet to be determined how much this keeps this R leaning group away from the polls.

      • April 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

        This is happening for sure. I can’t go into much, but trust me, they are doing a great job within the local communities where the others are trying to surpress the votes. The NAACP and many lawyers are giving their time to inform, and help.

        It is blowing the other sides minds, and that is one reason you see a lot of the vile stuff coming out. But not to worry, we will get this done. Trust, believe, and do what your calling is for you wherever you feel you are called to work.

        We are together.HZ

  29. 128 whatisworking
    April 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Is Arizona in play? By Smartypants Tuesday, April 17, 2012


  30. 130 desertflower
    April 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm


    But an advance analysis of the report on the financial status of the program, posted on NiemanWatchdog, argues that “last year’s report projected that at the end of 2011, Social Security would have an accumulated surplus of around $2.7 trillion, which it now has. This year’s report will show that it will be even higher at the end of 2012.” […]

    Que the lies and fearmongering…………..

  31. April 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Air Force Two carrying Biden struck by birds, lands safely
    The Air Force Two plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden was struck by birds in California on Thursday, a spokeswoman for his office said, but it landed without problem and the vice president, passengers and crew were safe at all times.

    The incident occurred on Thursday night as Air Force Two was landing in Santa Barbara, California. A person familiar with the situation said the landing felt normal to people on board.


  32. April 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like the OWS movement is gearing up for some May Day actions:

    On May 1, Occupy plans to shut down the Golden Gate Bridge, according to SF Weekly. A daylong action leading to the occupation of the highway span connecting San Francisco and Marin counties during the morning commute hours will begin at 6 a.m., and is intended to “show the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District that fair wages and benefits can not be ignored,” the newspaper reported.


    • 135 Liberal Librarian
      April 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Now, I have no idea what the wages and benefits are for those workers, but shouldn’t that be something that the union is tasked into looking at, rather than a bunch of outside provocateurs whose actions will lessen sympathy rather than increase it? God, they’re idiots.

    • 139 a night owl
      April 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      This strikes me as a good way to lose the support of a good 90% of the people…

    • 140 LunarSea
      April 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      I hope no one shows. That makes no sense. Go pester the people blocking the infrastructure bill. This seems more like a ploy to stay relevant.


  33. April 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm


  34. 145 Dudette
    April 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Family!!! I tried to pop in earlier, but some people at work kept coming in asking me stuff. Can you belive the nerve of these folks expecting me to do work when I’m trying to get my TOD fix on – and on a Friday too? WTH?!! 😀

    Sorry, I’ve been incommuncado of late. Work has been kicking serious boot-ay lately, but it’s all good. A woman’s gotta do, what a woman’s gotta do.

    Anyhoo, I’m freaking beside myself with envy that the students at my alma mater get to bask in the glow of My President when he’s in Chapel Hill to tape his Jimmy Fallon segment next Tuesday. Dang I wish I could take off work and roll on back up to Blue Heaven just to stand on the side of the road and wave. Guess I’ll just have to settle for a front-row couch seat that night. Maybe we could have a watch party here on the blog. Any takers?

  35. 149 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    April 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    OMG! I just came in and saw that the President made Fort Ord a National Monument. We lived there for three years in the 80’s when my husband was in the military. My son was born in the hospital on base. I’m so thrilled. We were so lucky to be stationed in such a beautiful place. I have such great memories of it, including the earthquake that took place while we were there.

    Loved the video of the bike race also. Makes me feel ashamed of my couch potato ways. 😦

    • 150 Dudette
      April 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Hey, WOS! I’ve been there (Army Brat) … Beeeaauuutiful base! I’m glad to hear it’ll be protected and preserved as it should be.
      Man, I love My President!

      • 151 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        April 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        He’s just the best 🙂

        • April 21, 2012 at 1:41 am

          Hello WOS. I just read that FLOTUS now runs also. She said now she is a runner also. She decided just before Thanksgiving to start running. Now she runs three miles. She works out 5 days.

          She said that POB has to do his work-out. “He functions better everyday when he gets his workout in.it clears his mind; It gets him ready. I do not think there’s anybody who can imagine just what that man deals with over the course of a twenty-four hour period.. He is able to do it because he is physically and mentally sharp, so it’s a necessity.” First Lady, Michelle Obama from article in Ebony.

          Get the May issue, it is a very beautiful interview, and she is so elegant and beautiful. POTUS has three beautiful women on his hands. Lord have mercy on our POTUS. Beautiful. We are so blessed.HZ

    • 153 LunarSea
      April 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      How kewl is that. 1 new national park for each coast. I like the way he works.

      I may not have been paying attention, but did Bush the 2nd ever do something like this? I don’t recall.

      • 154 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        April 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        Good question LunarSea. I looked that up and see that he proclaimed two. One was the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the other is African Burial Grounds Monument in NYC. I guess I didn’t pay too much attention to Bush either but I do recall the Hawaiian Islands one now that I think about it.

        We have not been back to Fort Ord since we left. I always intended to but somehow never got around to it. It’s something I would love to do.

        • 155 LunarSea
          April 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

          Oh crap how could I forget the African Burial Grounds in NY? It was alongside a dutch settlement. It was from before slavery. It’s that old. It was really thriving also. It is a history worth reclaiming yet it is all but forgotten.

          That was huge and a stinky fight because they found it while digging with big machinery with intent to build. Construction was help up for some time before they finally won the right to keep construction away. By declaring it a Nat Monument Shrub protected it forever.

          Fancy that I could forget that. Maybe the one thing he did I agreed with.

          Off to see what I can find on it and how it’s faring today.

          Thanks for the reminder.

    • 156 daisydem
      April 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      And my husband and his five siblings were all born in the hospital on base at Ft. Monroe, VA, the other Fort that our wonderful President has made a National Monument. It too is a beautiful place right on the Chesapeake Bay. As a commenter below says, one for each coast. This is truly great! I love it.

  36. 158 lamh35
    April 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Liberty’s choice of Romney leads to angry student response

    Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose adherents are called Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address.

    By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the school’s Facebook page about the Thursday announcement – a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith.

    “I can’t support Romney and I am happy I decided not to walk (in the commencement) this year,” wrote student Josh Bergmann. “Liberty University should have gotten a Christian to speak not someone who practices a cult. Shame on you Liberty University.”

    Janet Loeffler, a 53-year-old freshman at Liberty, expressed her anger at the decision when contacted by CNN. She also sent a copy of the page of the freshman textbook “The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics” which includes the passage, “Mormon doctrine stands in stark contrast to Jewish and Christian monotheism, which teaches that there is only one true God and that every other ‘God’ is a false god.”…

  37. 172 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Given the nature of this thread it seems only fitting to remember ….

    And, to reflect on one of the key decisions each American will make on 6 Nov 2012 given the news that #NEOCONSTER extraordinaire Cheney will be picking @MittRomney’s VP …. and, yes, forget the ‘committee’ stuff, Dick will make the decision and Mitt will have to accept it.

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest …. for real ….


  38. 173 desertflower
    April 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm


    As Mitt Romney pivots to the general election and tries to close his big deficit with Latino voters, his campaign spent this week apparently backtracking on two key aspects of its controversial immigration policy. But it now appears to have come back full circle to its original positions.
    First, the campaign tried to distance itself from controversial immigration activist Kris Kobach, the author of Arizona and Alabama’s harsh anti-immigration laws. Romney had touted Kobach as an informal adviser, but this week said he was merely a “supporter” not an “adviser.” ThinkProgress and others spoke with Kobach, who disputed the claim and said he was still advising the campaign, but nonetheless Romney’s staff again stood by their initial statement.
    But today, a spokesperson agreed in an email to CNN that Kobach is indeed an “informal adviser.”
    Secondly, the Romney campaign asserted that when the presumed presidential nominee said during a Republican primary debate that Arizona is “a model,” he was referring to the state’s E-Verify law, not its anti-immigration law, the Kobach-backed SB-1070.
    But newly-confirmed immigration adviser Kobach disputed this as well. “He stated very publicly that Arizona’s law should be a model for how the federal government enforces its immigration laws. And he’s correct there too,” Kobach told CNN of SB-1070. Indeed, Romney’s “self-deportation” policy shares the same basic approach as Arizona’s law.
    Kobach went on to say that he doesn’t expect Romney — who had the harshest immigration policy of any Republican presidential candidate — to moderate his stances at all when facing President Obama. “I think it would be unusual for a national presidential candidate to back away from statements he’s made in debates and he hasn’t shown any sign of doing so,” Kobach said.
    Indeed, it will be very hard for Romney, whose PAC was one of the largest donors to Kobach’s campaign for Kansas Secretary of State, to distance himself from his immigration adviser or the law in Arizona.

    He lied AGAIN??????????????

  39. 175 Pauline Vitale
    April 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Met our President at the Hollywood Florida fundraiser dinner and one thing you can always count on Mr. pres for is his warm, sincere and loving smile. He enjoyed this day of the race as much as the recipients.. We love you!

  40. 176 theo67
    April 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Personally, I think they’re trying to rehabilitate Romney, since so many were rejecting him even before he asked. Bush III can’t afford to have a third party candidate actually throw his hat into the ring because he’s got his heart set on 2016. My two cents.

  41. 178 nintendowii10
    April 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Good lord, will this NEVER END?

  42. 179 a4alice
    April 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hey Twitter Brigade I’ve noticed something in my twitter account. Strange people were starting to follow me and so I finally took a look and found out I was a member of other people’s lists that I didn’t want to be. Blocked them and now my time line is cleaned up. So click on “lists” and then “member of” – you can see if you are a member of someone’s list that you’d rather not be.

    You guys probably already know this – l’m always a day late. but for what it’s worth.

    • 180 theo67
      April 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks for the tip. I noticed I was all of a sudden on a lot more lists, but didn’t click to see who they were. Going to do that now! Weed out the nonsense.

  43. 181 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    • 182 LunarSea
      April 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      As it should be!

      2 words: Dixie Chics

    • 183 Cha
      April 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks hopefriuit..I went to their website and commented.

    • 184 0388jojothecat
      April 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Good news…I was listening to Randi Rhodes this week and heard that that scum bag got out of serving in Vietnam by crapping on himself for a week then showing up at the induction office, so they just turned him away……..what a “f”ing coward.

    • 185 COS
      April 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Considering his rheoric about PBO before, I am surprised that he would be allowed to perform for the military anyway.

    • 186 TrumpDog
      April 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Not sure why they booked him in the first place. Nugents latest comments are not new; he’s been spewing hate for the past 4 years.

  44. April 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    What Would Michelle Do website


    However does she do it?

    How does First Lady Michelle Obama juggle the many hats she must don daily without ever breaking the proverbial sweat that would surely dismantle her perfectly coiffed bob?

    Whether hula hooping in the front yard of the White House alongside schoolkids or wowing foreign dignitaries at an official state dinner, Michelle Obama approaches whatever situation she’s in with a steely calm and humble grace remarkably reminiscent of many of the iconic women who’ve come before her. This has ushered her into an elite club of women who need only be referenced by their first name to garner instant recognition and unyielding reverence. As vivid images of Michelle surface on television, on popular Web sites, and in fashion magazines, names like Grace, Audrey, and Jackie spring to mind. Michelle has joined the ranks of these fabulous women who all used their signature kitten-heel pumps to walk right into our hearts, leaving an indelible mark.


  45. 195 magapie
    April 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    There are commentators and there are more commentators. But HOW MANY have ALREADY done featured expositions, with documented examples showing what a habitual, blatant and shameless PANTS-O’FIRE-FUCKING-LIAR Willard really is?

    It seems like you could take a highlight reel from all of those and turn it into an advertisement and run it over and over again with video of HIM directly lying on camera. The hardest part would be figuring out how to make it short enough.

    “I know how the economy works.” Nooo. How? When? What evidence is there? A horrible record in Massachusetts? He didn’t even run for re-election because he knew he would lose. His ONE laudable achievement was his heath care reform and he’s refusing to allow that it could be good for ALL Americans. Ok, gonna start spewing I’ll stop.

  46. April 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    chipstick i know its late. you have got to read this article. This is who people are considering for president. http://www.businessinsider.com/report-mitt-romney-proposed-charging-a-fee-for-being-mentally-retarded-2012-1

    • 197 globalcitizenlinda
      April 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      is this an ugly joke??? some of this stuff reads like it is from The Onion!

      • 198 Diane
        April 21, 2012 at 12:50 am

        I thought so too until I went to the site and read it. During Romney’s term as Gov of MA he approved a fee that forced blind people to pay fees for certifcates of blindness that had previously been free. How much more opposite can this be than the teachings of Christ? This man is truly disturbed. You are right Global Citizen some of this is so disgusting that no one will believe it is even true.

    • 199 jackiegrumbacher
      April 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

      This is monstrous. The man has no business being in any public office. He was born without a heart. Posted on twitter and FB.

  47. 200 globalcitizenlinda
    April 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    someone, please advise me about how to survive seeing the face of mitt the entitled liar for the next 6 months. I do not have enough resources to replace my TV at this time and yet I cannot always guarantee that I can forever control my urge to throw a shoe at his phony image and his lying mouth each time it is set in motion

    • 201 hopefruit2
      April 20, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      I feel your pain global. I believe I’m suffering the same affliction as you are. My remote and I are now very good friends. As soon as Willard’s stupid visage comes on screen – *CLICK.*

      • 202 theo67
        April 21, 2012 at 2:47 am

        I also suffer from the same affliction. Even with the *click*, the channel doesn’t always change fast enough, but the mute button (and looking away), helps immensely.

    • 203 Dudette
      April 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Read this instruction manual from Tien Le. Good stuff! 🙂

    • 206 jackiegrumbacher
      April 21, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Global, I stopped watching any news related tv years ago. You get all the news you need online. You can get international news at BBC and Al Jazeera, WH news at the whitehouse website, state related news at many sites–start with your state democratic party site–and, then, of course you can come here. My husband and I only watch pre-recorded programs on tv that we like–movies, documentaries, a few favorite shows. The only live shows we see are the Oscars and the actual presidential debates when they happen. I’ve never regretted our decision to boycott tv news.

  48. 207 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Obama’s fault!

    • 208 globalcitizenlinda
      April 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      definitely President Obama’s Fault

    • 209 anniebella
      April 21, 2012 at 4:35 am

      But some poll said that people thought we were going in the wrong direction. And why is it that MSNBC has to always talk about the NBC/WSJ poll, because it’s part of NBC. There are different polls which shows different things, some shows POTUS leading with the economy. But that is not mention.

  49. 210 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I can’t wait!!

    • 211 Dudette
      April 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      “Seth Meyers killed Donald Trump”, and then President crushed his quivering carcass into the ground. Not to mention what he also did to Bin Laden.

      What was that VPOTUS said about him? “Backbone like a ramrod” – wasn’t it? Yeh, that’s it!!

  50. 212 amk for obama
    April 21, 2012 at 12:15 am

    So Chips, will you or should I tell that poor guy yardarm that you can’t row your way out of Kenya ?

    • 213 globalcitizenlinda
      April 21, 2012 at 12:28 am

      careful here, he may remember that if you can find waterways to get you up to the coastal towns such as Mombasa, you can row slowly until you get to one of those US Carriers guarding the shipping route against the pirates

  51. 214 globalcitizenlinda
    April 21, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Good night people! tomorrow, the fight to defend and the journey to re-elect Obama/Biden continues

  52. April 21, 2012 at 12:49 am

  53. April 21, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Once again Mitt Romney is not telling the truth about the President’s record and it’s no surprise why. He is not only on the wrong side of every Hispanic voter priority, but also Hispanics stand to lose the most from Romney’s insistence on the same failed economic policies that created the economic crisis, including his plans to give massive tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires at the expensive of economic growth and the middle class, allow Wall Street write its own rules again, and even let foreclosures “hit the bottom.”  President Obama believes we should grow our economy and create jobs that reward hard work and responsibility, and we are seeing results.  Under the President’s leadership, we’ve seen 25 straight months of private-sector job growth, 2 million Hispanics have been kept out of poverty, taxes on small businesses have been cut 18 times and Hispanic unemployment has declined 2.1%.

    Obama campaign-

    • 222 anniebella
      April 21, 2012 at 4:28 am

      By now it is clear to everyone that Mitt Romney is a bold face liar. Even some of the media are starting to see that.

  54. April 21, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Priorities USA Action, a super PAC endorsed by President Barack Obama, reported its best fundraising month with a March haul of $2.5 million, according to a report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission. The super PAC, run by former White House communications aide Bill Burton, had struggled to raise money while Republican super PACs raised huge sums until the president’s endorsement.
    The super PAC’s money came from some unexpected sources. Unlike the Republican super PACs with their well-known donors, Priorities USA Action’s donor list does not read like a rock star list of Democratic donors. There is no George Soros, Peter Lewis, Haim Saban or Steve Bing. Instead, there are less-known individuals and, in what might become a trend, a high-profile, foul-mouthed comedian.
    In March, the biggest donor to Priorities USA Action was Amy Goldman, with a $1 million contribution. Goldman, an author and activist based in upstate New York, has been called “perhaps the world’s premier vegetable gardener.” Last year, she gave $1 million to the super PAC run by Planned Parenthood.


    That is 4.5 million in 2 months! Getting better!

    • 224 globalcitizenlinda
      April 21, 2012 at 1:26 am

      some of these very rich Dem donors who gave to the Clintons in the past seem to have “checked out” and not done the same for PBO. I wonder WHY?

      • April 21, 2012 at 1:29 am

        Hurt feelings! Also, the Obama camp does not know them!

      • 227 hopefruit2
        April 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

        I wouldn’t worry too much about those PUMA donors. Let them donate to Willard if they want and grapple with their nasty consciences when he LOSES in November. Remember, president Obama out-raised Hillary Clinton in 2007-08, even with her big donors.

        On another note, I saw that the NYTimes has another false headline today “Obama Sees Steep Dropoff in Cash From Major Donors.” I didn’t even bother reading the article because I know it’s garbage. And I won’t link it here either. I know the article is BS. Just last year, the same NYTimes put out a hit piece on the President’s fundraising – that time claiming that Obama was in trouble with small individual donors. Now we know that was a ton of hogwash because a few weeks (or days) after article, the Obama camp released their numbers for that quarter, showing not just a a record-breaking haul for that quarter, but a huge increase in NEW small individual donors over and above their already impressive showing from the 2008 campaign.

        The NYTimes to date has not posted ANYTHING negative about Romney’s fundraising -how weak he is in small donors relative to Obama; how the majority of his fundraising (more than 85%) comes from big corporations, rich individual donors. How he is mostly relying on SuperPacs to fuel his campaign based on lies, hate, bigotry, xenophobia, misogyny and duplicity. At a time when the country is still suffering the effects of the greed and abuses of the Bush administration, Republicans in congress, and large corporations and Wall Street, you would think that a presidential candidate relying primarily on those entities to fund his/her campaign would be a huge liability – something to be criticized and condemned, not something to be ignored or praised. Wasn’t that what OWS supposedly about in the first place? So why the utter and noticeable silence coming from the media on Romney’s failure to attract ordinary small donors? And conversely why does the media consider it a “problem” for Obama because much of his fundraising is now coming from small donors – when just a year ago, they were busy braying that his inability to attract small donors would be his “problem?”

        • 228 overseasgranny
          April 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

          Hi, Hopefruit, I get my first news of the day off of Google news and Google puts up a story and then shows several different headlines from different papers, but on the same subject. I saw the bs NY Times headline, which I already knew was false, but cracked up when I saw the other headlines under it saying the exact opposite. It made the Times look stupid.

  55. 229 amk for obama
    April 21, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Fuck ratzi, the nazi. You go Sisters. If they’re on twitter, we should support them like hell. (pun intended)

    The leader of a group of US nuns the Vatican accuses of flouting Church teaching has rejected the claims.

    “I’ve no idea what they’re talking about,” Sister Simone Campbell, head of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, told the BBC.

    “Our role is to live the gospel with those who live on the margins of society. That’s all we do.”

    On Wednesday the Vatican announced a crackdown on US nuns long considered too liberal by the church hierarchy.

    Sister Campbell suggested that her organisation’s vocal support for President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill was behind the slapdown.

    “There’s a strong connection,” she said. “We didn’t split on faith, we split on politics.”

    American Bishops saw the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act as backing state-funded abortion. The nuns disagreed.


  56. 230 overseasgranny
    April 21, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Stirring pictures

    • 231 pugeretto
      April 21, 2012 at 7:54 am

      Last! Good morning. About the birds, Hillary’s plane was also hit by birds yesterday Friday.) Biden AND Hillary’s planes – wow. Thankfully they are ok.

  57. April 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

    WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund has raised at least $430 billion in extra lending capacity to be used if the euro zone crisis worsens or global financial conditions deteriorate, it said Friday afternoon.


    LaGarde just saved our collective asses! For real!

  58. April 21, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Commuter rail riders will be able to purchase and display tickets on their smartphones later this year, instead of fumbling with cash or fishing for prepaid paper tickets and passes, under an agreement signed Friday by the MBTA.

    With an estimated two-thirds of riders carrying smartphones, the application could also make fare collection more efficient on crowded trains and reduce on-board cash transactions for the MBTA, which runs the nation’s fifth-busiest commuter rail network.

    Mobile ticketing applications are widely used in England, but the T would be the first major US commuter rail to offer passengers an alternative to paper.



  59. April 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Good! Chris Hayes Panel is talking about my favorite subject, climate change! Bob Herbert says both side don’t care nonsense, the rest of the panel is blaming Republicans for no meaningful legislation!

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