Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday Wandering — Soft Drinks, Austerity, Bernie On Jeb, DDF Mailers, King v. Burwell, Housing Discrimination

(I just spent an hour and a half constructing this list, then pressed Undo to retract a small copy-paste, and the Blogger editor "disappeared" (v.t.) the whole damned thing. So here is the reconstruction. I don't know that there's a moral of this story; to the best of my knowledge, Blogger editor doesn't provide any backup facility, but there's always Select All|Copy just before any Undo...)

When the food manufacturers started removing the fat from our food, the taste went with the fat. The answer: Add sugar and lots of it.
Something is rotten in the state of Michigan. ...
Today Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told Jeb Bush to go pound sand on social security. In no uncertain terms Sanders reiterated his stance that "NO we will not cut Social Security." This has been Sanders stance that payments from Social Security should be increased by raising the FICA cap. ...
... If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act in the King v. Burwell case later this June, more than 6.4 million Americans who receive health insurance through the federal exchange could lose their coverage.

Here are 8 important facts about what such a ruling would mean for many Americans. ...
In a ruling later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court could rule against a vital, long-standing tool for fighting housing discrimination against people with disabilities, families and women with children, people of color, and same-sex couples. ...
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