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$10000 invested in UnitedHealthcare in 2009 worth $33000 today - I B Freeman
UnitedHealthcare stockholders thank democrats and Obamacare Humana worth about $36000 Your tax dollars working to make these big insurance companies VERY profitable. Guaranteed profits. Wish the government would make people do business with me and then give them the money to do it....


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Forcing US corporations to invest overseas - I B Freeman
Our misguided corporate tax policy is resulting in billions of dollars on the balance sheets of US companies being invested in foreign corporations. Case in point the morning--Yahoo. Yahoo has a large stake in Alibada which is set to go public. [quote]That won’t happen in time for the IPO; G...


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Is Governor Moonbeam the best democrat alternative in 16?? - I B Freeman
Drudge has a headline that Jerry Brown is considering running for president. It got me thinking. If someone put a gun to my head and said you have to vote for one of the democrats I think I would pull the lever for Brown. Brown has been a Governor and a Mayor. He has a surplus in the Californi...


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First thing republicans should do it they take the senate-- - I B Freeman
Pass a bill ending Obama phones. Simple one page bill. Send it to Obama and let him veto it. It is a clear example of welfare few besides those getting it support and it will demonstrate the difference between the parties--hopefully. Dare Warren to vote against it and run. It might help in th...


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Treatment of Murphy Painter by Jindal adm. dispictable--collected $300K today - I B Freeman
Mr. Murphy Painter was appointed to serve as commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco by Governor Foster. He went astray of Governor Jindal when Jindal's cronies wanted an alcohol permit in Tom Benson's Champion Square development in the Benson Tower Jindal "sold" to Benson.( J...


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Dr. Ben Carson to speak at LABI annual meeting - I B Freeman
[link=(http://labi.org)]LINK[/link] That will be a hot ticket....


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Grigsby on Jindal's common core reversal - I B Freeman
This deserves a thread of it's own. Lane Grigsby quoted on Jindal's reversal. [quote]The business community is solidly behind Common Core. A group of 40 business, civic and education leaders -- including the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Council for a Better Louisiana and m...


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Jindal trying to paint BESE as corrupt as a way out of his two faced stand on CC - I B Freeman
Jindal has reversed himself on common core and finds himself at odds with the man he supported as superintendent John White. The two faced governor in attempt to get out of this mess thought that if he called the testing procurement process illegal there is a chance there will be no common core t...


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Jindal and White to meet - I B Freeman
White and the majority of BESE want common core. White and Roemer, both school choice advocates, are for common core yet Jindal stands with the teacher's unions. An interesting and ironic situation. It is Jindal and certain conservatives contention that common core is federal interference with...


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Jindal headed to chili cook-off in New Hampshire in September - I B Freeman
Probably going to say he is going for economic development purposes or something. [link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/louisiana/2014/07/14/jindal-traveling-new-hampshire/12656025/)]LINK[/link] Should he pay us back some of his salary? Isn't the job of governor full time? Does ...


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Where is Suzanne Haik Terrell---can she still qualify?? - I B Freeman
Somebody find the lady. She darn near beat Landrieu once and would be a shoo-in this time. At least she worked hard during the campaign....


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LAGOP website has no mention of Cassidy on entry page - I B Freeman
It only has "beat Landrieu" and a big picture of Jindal. What a pitiful effort. Jindal has ruined the state party. He hasn't elected a single candidate. We have now an election in Louisiana with national importance and the wanna be President can't even help the Republican candidate for Senate. ...


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Medicaid state contract--dangerously close to fraud--gold standard of ethics - I B Freeman
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/9670704-125/jindal-warned-about-medicaid-contract)]LINK[/link] Bruce Greenstein was appointed by Bobby to head DHH. In that position he was in charge of letting the largest contract the State lets. Bruce Greenstein overaw the state entering into a $200 million c...


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Complacent Cassidy trails Landrieu--Rasmussen - I B Freeman
[link=(http://thehayride.com/2014/07/rasmussen-gives-landrieu-a-3-point-lead-on-cassidy/)]LINK[/link] If the republicans blow this one I am not sure there is any chance in 16 for a republican president too bad our republican governor's approval ratings are so low he can not help and our republ...


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Wal Mart fights back after opinion piece in New York Times - I B Freeman
[link=(http://blog.walmart.com/fact-check-the-new-york-times-the-corporate-daddy)]Filled with lies--the NYT did not care[/link]...


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Good commercial--good job Guinness - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/v/rx0MRawkrj4?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=0&theme=dark&hd=1&autoplay=1)]LINK[/link] Good job on this one. People will remember it. Many will recognize the hymn used in the commercial....


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Investopedia--great place for stock investors new and old - I B Freeman
This is good site to get your questions answered about investing in stocks [link=(http://www.investopedia.com)]Investopedia[/link]...


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Why are drips so popular here? - I B Freeman
Seems there is always a drip thread on the front page. Drips were fine when commissions were high but geez today you can trade for $9 and reinvest dividends for free. Having stock in a drip means you have to transfer it to some broker to sell it or comply with the company's sell provisions. I...


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Corruption in Science---- - I B Freeman
Will there be more "ignorant science deniers" as more and more scandals involving scientific journals come to light? Seems one journal is now retracting 60 articles published in past issues. The requirement of "publish or perish" has led to a lot of junk out there as professors try to keep the...


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Diocese to take confession ruling to "highest court in the land" - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.wbrz.com/files/OFFICIAL%20STATEMENT%20(FINAL)%20DIOCESE%20OF%20BATON%20ROUGE%20RE%20COURT%20CASES%2007%2007%202014.pdf)]Official Statement of Diocese[/link] They will lose IMHO. This was a ruling in a civil matter. The remedy in the eyes of the government seems to me to be th...


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How much time should Ray Ray get?? Nagin to be sentenced tomorrow. - I B Freeman
20 years looks like the number....


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Jindal suckered once again by startup??? - I B Freeman
Who can forget Jindal and Moret committed millions of state taxpayer dollars to the Al Gore car company proposed to start up in Monroe. Thankfully it never came to pass. How stupid does one have to be to invest in a start-up car company?? It's a mature business dominated by some of the largest compa...


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Single payer health care in Canada and immigration - I B Freeman
I wonder how the statist liberals here will reconcile their desire for single payer system like Canada with the reality that such a system requires strict immigration laws like Canada has??? I am all for free immigration for people willing to work and pay their way and care for themselves. I am ...


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Would the US bounce a check?? Does Congress's authority mean anything? - I B Freeman
I read a piece today about Obama's continued use of executive power to unconstitutionally circumvent law. The author was making the case that Congress should impeach Obama or vote to take away approved spending. I thought about that a little. Do you think it matters anymore that Congress has a...


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Cassidy needs to step it up - I B Freeman
Landrieu and Cassidy are tied according to a poll today. This is the republicans to lose. If they screw this up forget beating the democrats in 16. A very red state with a leftist senator that supported screwing people with health insurance, who has voted with a very unpopular president ove...


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The Daydream and The Nightmare--Peggy Noonan on Obama - I B Freeman
I hope you can read this. [link=(http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-daydream-and-the-nightmare-1404421159?mod=hp_opinion)]LINK[/link] Noonan pretty well sums up my impression of Obama to a T. [quote][b]The Daydream and the Nightmare[/b] Obama isn't doing his job. He's waiting for history to r...


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RIP Louis Zamperini--a great American and testimony to power of redemption - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.nola.com/movies/index.ssf/2014/07/wwii_hero_louis_zamperini_subj.html#incart_related_stories)]LINK[/link] If you have not read Laura Hillenbrand's book Unbroken buy it today and read it It is a story of man who became war hero but the story is about redemption. Everybody s...


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$6.2 million in tax dollars to Duck Dynasty---no wonder Jindal got a spot - I B Freeman
[link=(http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/07/louisiana_will_devote_more_tha.html#incart_river)]LINK[/link] Does anyone think Duck Dynasty needed any of our tax dollars to be successful?? Is anyone surprised the let Jindal have exposure on their show? Is anyone surprised Jinda...


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Bush slow to go to New Orleans---Obama slow to go to the border - I B Freeman
Which is the greater slight? Bush caught hell for not going to New Orleans after Katrina. Obama will not go to the Texas border as 50000 people are being crammed into warehouses. [link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/rick-perry-obama-come-to-the-border-108513.html)]LINK[/link] Where i...


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