Monday, April 21, 2014

American AO Decontamination in Da Nang Begins, Finally

US, Vietnam begin dioxin decontamination in Da Nang
April 20, 2014 - Decontaminating the Danang Airport will bury the consequences of the past and pave a road toward a good future between the US and Vietnam, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh said Saturday.

Vinh was speaking as a team of US scientists began the process of using heat to remove the toxic defoliant, dioxin, from the contaminated soil of the former US airbase.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) says that about 45,000 of the airport's 73,000 cubic meters (2.58 million cubic feet) of soil have been excavated for thermal treatment at 335 degrees Celsius (570 degrees Fahrenheit).

The US$84-million project, funded by USAID, is expected to finish in late 2016.

US Senator Patrick Leahy, who attended the ceremony at Da Nang Airport during his Vietnam visit from April 16-20, said the US has been working to eliminate the danger dioxin poses to the people of Danang.

“After so many years, the United States did not ignore this problem. We returned and we are taking care of it… our two countries can work together to address a problem that for more than three decades was an obstacle to better relations,” he said.

Leahy said the US government also has a goal of improving services for “people with disabilities, regardless of the cause, including which those may have been caused by Agent Orange. read more>>>


Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Do I clap for the returning Veteran, or hide my family?"

Breaking: Veterans are People too
April 16, 2014 - Recently, the Veteran community has been forced to fight back on a disturbing narrative: Veterans are dangerous, violent people that society should be wary of. It doesn’t take much for some media outlets to push this agenda either. It seems all they need is one person, who happened to serve in the military at any time, to commit a heinous act, and the sensationalist headlines driving high ratings start pouring in.

Today, The Opinion Pages of the New York Times posted a story by Kathleen Belew that claims “the return of [Veterans] from combat appears to correlate more closely with Klan membership than any other historical factor,” and linked the murder of three innocent people in Kansas by one man to a generation of Vietnam Veterans.

Even though she admits “the number of Vietnam [Veterans] in that movement was small” and “a vast majority of veterans are neither violent nor mentally ill” she continues disparaging Veterans in general. Ms. Belew interprets information from a nine-page Department of Homeland Security report, which essentially connects extremist views to disillusionment and warns that people who feel ostracized by society can be susceptible to recruitment by radical groups (something we see in other aspects of society), and uses it to promote her view that Veterans are inherently volatile due to their military service and have contributed to the growth of white-supremacist groups in the United States.

Of course hate groups with paramilitary ambitions seek out those with military experience to swell their ranks. I suppose it’s also worthy to mention that large corporations seek out IRS trained accountants to help them with taxes, or political lobbying firms recruit former government executives to help them pass legislation.

The question that Ms. Belew doesn’t ask is why these Veterans felt disillusioned in the first place, and were vulnerable to predatory recruitment. She ignores the social climate around them at the time of their return. She’s been studying these radical groups since 2006, but as a historian she should have dug deeper to find the root cause of this anomaly. Instead she opted for an alarming story.

Imagine, for a second, if she had done the same thing to any other group of people. What would that look like? read more>>>


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bill 'Moyers and Company': 18 April 2014

What the 1% Don’t Want You to Know
April 18, 2014 - The median pay for the top 100 highest-paid CEOs at America’s publicly traded companies was a handsome $13.9 million in 2013. That’s a 9 percent increase from the previous year, according to a new Equilar pay study for The New York Times.

These types of jumps in executive compensation may have more of an effect on our widening income inequality than previously thought. A new book that’s the talk of academia and the media, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" by Thomas Piketty, a 42-year-old who teaches at the Paris School of Economics, shows that two-thirds of America’s increase in income inequality over the past four decades is the result of steep raises given to the country’s highest earners. read more>>>

Paul Krugman on Gordon Gekko’s Daughter and America’s Inherited Wealth Problem
April 18, 2014 - In this clip, economist Paul Krugman tells Bill that America is on the road to becoming a society controlled not by self-made men or women, but by their offspring. “Those of you who talk about the 1 percent, you don’t really get what’s going on. You’re living in the past. You’re living in the ’80s. You think that Gordon Gekko is the future,” he says, referring to the character in Wall Street, who became a symbol of unrestrained greed.

Much More Found At: Moyers & Company


Winding Down the Long Ago Abandoned Missions and Troops Sent, War

Abandoned with flag waving cheers of some 70%plus of the American population after 9/11. Neither long occupation war has yet to be paid for nor the now decades long results of.

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

This is what it takes to pack up the war in Afghanistan

The logistics of moving a military back home are pretty crazy.

April 19, 2014 - As Afghans await the results of the April 5 presidential election, another historic transition is taking place — the full withdrawal of international coalition forces from the country by Dec. 31, 2014.

That’s when NATO’s combat mission expires, ending 13 years of foreign military presence in Afghanistan since US-led troops ousted the Taliban in 2001.

By joint agreement, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) are disengaging from combat activities and handing over security to Afghan forces.

They’re also shipping home over a decade’s accumulation of personnel and equipment. The logistical pull-out — known as a “retrograde” in military terms — is nearly unprecedented in scope. Foreign Policy explains:

“...in raw tonnage, it's the biggest single military logistical undertaking ever. For size and complexity, think of something in between D-Day and the moon landing.”

Here’s a look at what’s involved in sending (nearly) everything and everyone home from Afghanistan. read more>>>

TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks - Veteran: 28 March 2014 - "Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small."
Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: A Worldview Shaped In Youth

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth
April 18, 2014 - Interview Highlights

When she was a 12-year-old girl growing up in Oklahoma, Warren's father had a heart attack and could no longer work. Money was tight, and the family lost their station wagon. Her parents were terrified of losing their home.

On how that experience shaped her

I still remember the day. Going up to my mother's bedroom, and she had pulled her best dress out of the closet. She was crying and struggling to get into that dress. She was determined we were not going to lose our house. And I remember watching her as she walked out the door, and walked over to the Sears and got a minimum-wage job. But in those days, that was enough to save our home. read more & listen to interview>>>

Sen. Elizabeth Warren - "A Fighting Chance"

20 April 2014 - Elizabeth Warren, the fighter


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reported 19,601 Firearms Lost or Stolen Last Year

ATF: Nearly 20,000 firearms lost or stolen last year from FFL holders
4/15/14 - The nation’s more than 60,000 Federal Firearms License holders reported 19,601 firearms lost or stolen in 2013, according to a new report published by the ATF but mandated by the White House.

The FFL Theft-Losses Report (pdf), compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, draws its information from the agency’s Firearms Tracing System (FTS), which tracks guns reported lost or stolen firearms reported by FFLs.

This new annual report is part of President Obama’s series of 23 executive actions implemented in 2013 in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One of those actions required the Department of Justice to prepare a report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and to make the report widely available, hence the new FFL Theft/Loss Report. read more>>>

Just one, very recent, of the many instances related. First responders pull back quickly from these fires, letting the structures burn while fighting from safer distances, for fear of grave injuries or possible deaths from the exploding of stored ammunition, many now storing thousands of rounds and rushing out to purchase more whenever the fear meme's are spread and heard by the irresponsible.

Apr 16, 2014 - Wind feeds fire as ammo explodes inside


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“Clandestino” Global Roots Reggae-Latin Jam

“Clandestino” is a song of the people and this video represents the hearts and spirits of all those in search of a better world. This Playing For Change version began with an Oud master in Morocco and gypsies in Budapest and then we layered bass, percussion, strings and vocals from Manu Chao and friends until it formed into a Global Roots Reggae-Latin Jam around the world. United people will find their way and music is our guide.


The Government He Hates Saved His Sorry Extremist Life

McClatchy delves further into who the Kansas city shooter at two Jewish Community Facilities really is.

Kansas shooting suspect had been in witness protection, records suggest

A cut from this after the following.

This comes along with two reports by Maddow on her show last night, 15 April 2014.

04/15/14 - Right-wing radicals linked to lethal violence
On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, Rachel Maddow discusses how right-wing extremists have carried out more domestic terror attacks than jihadists since September 11th.

April 15, 2014 - The federal government appears to have shielded murder suspect F. Glenn Miller Jr. in the early 1990s as part of its witness protection program, potentially providing money for his family - and causing lingering confusion over his name.

Federal authorities on Tuesday would not confirm his participation in the program, as is their policy.

But records strongly suggest he has spent at least some time under the government's protective umbrella.

In 1987, Miller reached a plea bargain with federal prosecutors on weapons charges. In exchange for a reduced sentence, he agreed to testify against associates in paramilitary and white supremacist movements.

But Miller's plea bargain likely included federal witness protection services as well. The 1987 sentencing memorandum recommended witness protection for Miller, according to Chris Shields, a domestic terrorism researcher.

Miller's 1999 autobiography, "A White Man Speaks Out," provides his account. read more>>>

The government, along with jews and many others, he hates saved his sorry butt and supported him and his family, after he turned states evidence against others in the white supremest neo-nazi hate groups. Where he could lay very low in fear of them taking his life in the years directly after.

Comes back when little was being done in the bush administration and congresses and certainly, the rise in being recognized by those following these issues, claiming that patriotism with the bush policies, done in our names, to rise and end up killing not Jews but Christians on Jewish Community property! Apparently seeking the creds he once held within these groups, hero worship by them now as his life is coming to an end!

04/15/14 - Right-wing extremist attacks on the rise
Rachel Maddow talks to Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, about how jihadist violence dominates the media in a way that home-grown, right-wing terror does not.

U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists
April 15, 2014 - Now let's do the thought experiment in which instead of shouting "Heil Hitler" after he was arrested, the suspect had shouted "Allahu Akbar." Only two days before the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, this simple switch of words would surely have greatly increased the extent and type of coverage the incident received. read more>>>

Along with this report as well:

Attempting Mass Stolen Valor: Self Described Militia(?) Commander
Certainly not any reflection on those of us who've served or those serving, but there are many Veterans', especially, and probably some active, who sympathize with the so called political messages of these individuals and groups.

Militia commander with Fort Bragg ties admits to ID theft
April 15, 2014 - A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.

Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, of Maplewood, planned to use the stolen information to make fake IDs for members of his militia, the 44th Spatha Libertas. He entered his guilty plea Monday on the single count in federal court in Minneapolis as part of a plea agreement, according to court papers. Judge Patrick Schiltz ordered that he remain in custody. A sentencing date has not been set.

Novak was an active duty soldier and intelligence analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg from 2009 to 2012 and served in Iraq in 2010, according to court documents. He later joined the Minnesota National Guard and served as a human intelligence analyst. read more>>>

He was going to use the serving or had served as cover for any who joined his extremism, another scumbag like this Miller, to throw off investigations as to the deadly acts they planned and carried out!

Militia's?

These aren't 'militia's', they're no different then the armed gangs found in cities and towns all over. Untrained armed extremists with unlawful agenda's. Many, and members within, are doing exactly the same as any gang. Drug use and trafficking, gun trafficking, unlawful acts to enrich or maintain their extremist ways, reigning terror on any and all in the communities they exist by their actions and speak, even with their own gang colors and patches along with tattoo's today, terror cells called domestic, all hiding behind the flag in attempts to justify and adding their own flags they worship.

Dregs in and on a Civil Society!!

And the continued use of what they want to be called, Militia's, in the press and by everyone else, same as their use of Christianity always has, gives them the credibility they seek. In a society that once finally had almost completely recognized what they really were and pushed them into the darkness, making it extremely harder to recruit to their ranks. The extremely intolerant using the patriotism and christian meme's as the cover in attacking the tolerant and law abiding in a civil society!

They, and most everyone else, like them Patriotic Words and Symbols, Christian too, while demanding they don't Sacrifice as to the wars they send the very few into and further that by ignoring and not paying for the issues of those who've served and their responsibility the Veterans Administration. Deficits mean Debt with Interest payments, and much of the under funded budget for the VA is still borrowed not paid by those who've been served!


Attempting Mass Stolen Valor: Self Described Militia(?) Commander

Militia commander with Fort Bragg ties admits to ID theft
April 15, 2014 - A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.

Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, of Maplewood, planned to use the stolen information to make fake IDs for members of his militia, the 44th Spatha Libertas. He entered his guilty plea Monday on the single count in federal court in Minneapolis as part of a plea agreement, according to court papers. Judge Patrick Schiltz ordered that he remain in custody. A sentencing date has not been set.

Novak was an active duty soldier and intelligence analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg from 2009 to 2012 and served in Iraq in 2010, according to court documents. He later joined the Minnesota National Guard and served as a human intelligence analyst. read more>>>

Militia's?

These aren't 'militia's', they're no different then the armed gangs found in cities and towns all over. Untrained armed extremists with unlawful agenda's. Many, and members within, are doing exactly the same as any gang. Drug use and trafficking, gun trafficking, unlawful acts to enrich or maintain their extremist ways, reigning terror on any and all in the communities they exist by their actions and speak, even with their own gang colors and patches along with tattoo's today, terror cells called domestic, all hiding behind the flag in attempts to justify and adding their own flags they worship.

Dregs in and on a Civil Society!!


Monday, April 14, 2014

In The Country That 'Talks the Talk' But Doesn't 'Walk the Walk'

That talk fed by the hired Representatives, especially on the Federal level, not doing what they were hired to do but leading the country in finding anything, speak and symbols, to show their 'patriotism' and 'support' with the media outlets feeding those oh so patriot meme's, any oh so 'patriotic' headlines instead of delving in real journalism from the reality of any issue! And way too many Military and Veterans follow the same leads, bash the VA and not their reps. they helped hire, especially Veterans who are civilians now, easier and cheaper to attack the VA and civil servants of, leaving their brothers and sisters on the battle fields across the homeland!

TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks - Veteran: 28 March 2014 - "Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small."
Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!

It's not with Obama they should plead, but demand, it's with their elected representatives!! This Executive Administration, entire including the whole Cabinet, are the only ones doing for Military personal, their Families and Veterans!

White House Turned Down Request from Victims of First Ft. Hood Attack for a Meeting with Obama

Add in the issues, since entering office what the previous didn't do for these present veterans of the two long rubber stamped wars and occupations and previous administrations and congresses of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans what the Country chooses to ignore from our previous decades and wars of: The devastating effects on Test Vets and from PTS, Agent Orange, Homelessness, more recent the Desert Storm troops Gulf War Illnesses, Gulf War Exposures with the very recent affects from In-Theater Burn Pits and oh so so much more! Tens of Thousands of Veterans' that have been long ignored and maligned by previous VA's and the whole Country and through their representatives!

Apr. 13, 2014 - During last week's memorial service for victims of April 2 Fort Hood shooting, President Barack Obama spoke about the lingering hurt from the previous attack on the base in 2009. "Part of what makes this so painful is that we've been here before," Obama said. "This tragedy tears at wounds still raw from five years ago. Once more soldiers who survived foreign war zones were struck down here at home, where they're supposed to be safe." Yet, when victims of the first Fort Hood shooting invited the president to see those wounds up close, he refused, without explaining why.

The morning of the memorial, retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who was shot seven times during the 2009 Fort Hood rampage, requested that Obama meet briefly with victims and their families while he was on base. Lunsford's letter, which was addressed to the president's Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, also described survivors' disappointment with how they had been treated: read more>>>

"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: 'With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility' {two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

Really disappointed in Mother Jones, MoJo, in carrying this piece, follows what we expect from the FOX speak media and followers of, and not carrying the reality further in pointing out the Countries, through their hired Representatives, failures in not upholding their end of the contracts made with the extremely few who serve them, especially in our wars!

A Senator with no political party affiliation made the statement that but a very few, party or no, have made over all the years:

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

And just as few with the population served have made, with some creating organizations and volunteering to help in the shortfall of the long under funded agency charged with fulfilling the promises. mostly broken, to those who've served:

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too" "not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013


Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer -- "I'm Disgusted the CIA Used Our Music"

Red Hot Chili Peppers sick over torture news
4/13/2014 - As more information is leaked from a controversial Senate report regarding how the Central Intelligence Agency conducted "enhanced interrogation techniques" on high value prisoners during the War on Terror, the Red Hot Chili Peppers found they may have been unwittingly involved.

According to a report on Al Jazeera, terror suspect Abu Zubaydah was the only prisoner to be subjected to all 10 enhanced interrogation methods in what is now known as the 2002 Justice Department "torture memos." The officials familiar with the Senate report who spoke with Al Jazeera reporter Jason Leopold, said Zubaydah was not only waterboarded, but "was stuffed into a pet crate (the type used to transport dogs on airplanes) over the course of two weeks and routinely passed out, was shackled by his wrists to the ceiling of his cell and subjected to an endless loop of loud music...the music used to batter the detainee's senses was by the Red Hot Chili Peppers." read more>>>


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Reining in Climate Change

IPCC report: Climate needs swift shift to clean energy
April 13, 2014 - What would it take to rein in climate change? A new U.N. report says the answer entails a massive shift to clean energy and possibly more drastic measures.

A rapid shift to less-polluting energy will be needed to avoid catastrophic global warming, because global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the United Nations reports today.

These emissions — largely from the burning of oil, gas and coal — grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in any of the three previous decades and will need to be slashed 40% to 70% by mid-century and almost entirely by century's end to keep global temperatures from spiraling out of control, according to a landmark report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Even those emissions cuts might not be enough. The IPCC report, striking a particularly urgent one, says countries might even need to enlist controversial technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. read more>>>

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability


Global Warming “Years of Living Dangerously"

Showtime Series Aims to Engage Sleepy Public on Global Warming With Celebrity Guides
April 7, 2014 - Early in 2011, two longtime 60 Minutes producers, David Gelber and Joel Bach, met with me to describe their ambitious plan to create a television series on global warming that, they hoped, would break through the enduring public apathy and haze of disinformation surrounding the subject. I wished them luck, while warning that the scale and complexity of the problem would make it hard to be both engaging and accurate.

The first of nine episodes of the resulting series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” will run on Showtime Sunday night but can be seen on YouTube now read more w/first episode embedded>>>


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bill 'Moyers and Company': 11 April 2014

Fighting for the Four Freedoms
April 11, 2014 - If you believe America desperately needs a great surge of democracy in the face of fierce opposition from reactionary and corporate forces, then remembering and reviving the spirit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died 69 years ago this week, is in order.

In January 1941, FDR’s State of the Union address made it clear that a fight was inevitable, a fight to preserve, protect and defend four essential freedoms: freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion.

This week, Bill speaks with historian Harvey J. Kaye, author of the new book, "The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great", about how FDR’s speech was a rallying cry to build the kind of progressive society that Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war’s end. read more w/transcript>>>

Much More Found At: Moyers & Company


Friday, April 11, 2014

So Corporate 1%ers Can't Afford Paying Employee Health Care Insurance

And especially those in the public food service industry, very public as to fast foods.

Remember this: Papa John's CEO Says 'Obamacare' Will Up Pizza Price. The threats to the public and the low wage workers employed, cutting full time to part time and more. Workers coming to work even when they don't feel good, how about sick days to go along with Health Insurance, placing the public served in possible harms way from contracting an illness thus needing Health Care facilities themselves.

Well this is what can happen:

Manager at Charlotte pizza restaurant tests positive for Hepatitis
Apr 11, 2014 - Health officials in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties are holding special vaccination clinics Friday afternoon because of a potential health risk in a Charlotte-area restaurant.

A worker at the Papa John's Pizza at 8016-B Cambridge Commons Drive has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

During a press conference on Thursday evening, officials said the employee was a manager at the Papa John's restaurant who contracted Hepatitis A while traveling out of the country.

Doctor Marcus Plescia, Mecklenburg County's Health Director, said the worker returned to Charlotte, became ill and was hospitalized. Health officials say the employee last worked on April 7th, and was diagnosed with Hepatitis A on either April 7th or 8th.

County health officials say they were notified Thursday morning, and started working with State public health officials.

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Mecklenburg health officials say they're concerned because "it's a pizza place so even more people are getting food there than your average restaurant."

Jeremy Bell is angry. He said he and his family had a pizza night with food from that Papa John's.

"And now I gotta to go to the doctor and take my family to the doctor" said Bell. "And no telling how many other people."

County officials say they don't know exactly how many customers could have been exposed. It's estimated about 2400 orders were handled at that Papa John's during the time the infected worker was there. read more>>>

So, who pays now for the Health workers and clinics being set up and for the special vaccinations to possibly hundreds of customers and their families, with any other attached direct costs, and how about others any customers came in contact with, like the kids in the schools, Poppa Johns?

Doubt they'll get any bill for all of this that now will take place.

How about any of the customers, others, that might already have been sick and sought out emergency care if they didn't have Health Care insurance. Or if they did have insurance they had to take time off, as they should have so as not to infect others, after visiting their doctors, do they have paid sick days.

Conservatives love using the word 'offsets' as to needed Government spending, which wasn't in their vocabulary when they controlled the whole Federal Government, also not in any State Government, when they want spending for the issues they push into law, all of which have monatary costs to implement. Like especially after quickly abandoning the missions and troops after 9/11 to further rubber stamp war costs with no-bid private contracts, even quickly building an open contract private merc army, and keep all those costs off the public debt books till executive administrations changed hands.

Where are the Corporate 'offsets' for needed business costs? What was it, something like charging the public 0.14 more a pizza, as to Poppa Johns, to afford giving their low paid, already, Health Insurance they can't afford themselves.

Not a word, and not only Poppa Johns, as to 'offsetting' top Executives, often multi millions, Compensation and tax writeoff perks or the Corporate perks and writeoffs the businesses they run get, it wouldn't take much of that to afford the Insurance nor frankly to give employee's, working hard and trying to maintain that high standard of customer service, for the successful business models and investor returns, regular raises and a few other perks as outstanding employee's, Respect. You can bet, that's what businesses do, there are a couple of cents added into that fourteen cents that are heading to the bottomline profits and not to actual costs of, in this case, employee health coverage.

This isn't just about Poppa Johns, but Papa John's CEO John Schnatter did make a huge amount of noise as to the Affordable Care Act. This is about many of the businesses and public gatherings in our economy and lives and what happens and who pays, in many ways.