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Question Bucshon.....and This May Happen to You! As Congressman Paul Ryan cracked a joke about him, Tom Nielsen found himself face down on the floor being handcuffed by police. The 71-year-old retired plumber from Kenosha, WI was thrown to the ground, placed in handcuffs, and arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest after objecting to Ryan's plans to gut Social Security and Medicare during his congressman's only public appearance scheduled during the August recess -- a $15 Rotary Club luncheon in West Allis on Tuesday. Nielsen repeatedly told police that he wasn't fighting them and that he didn't want to make any trouble. He also told them several times that he had a broken shoulder. Police officers ignored his comments as they wrestled him to the ground despite his howls of pain. Nielsen's comment to Ryan at the luncheon, his arrest, and Ryan's joke are all captured on video available here. Multi-Millionaire Politician Larry Bucshon of Illinois has voted in favor of The Ryan budget plan to kill Social Security. Instead of bouncing back from the Ryan Plan fiasco favorably, Republicans have doubled down and created their own damaging encore and compounded the issues that are on everyone’s mind including the debt ceiling debate, signing of the Grover Norquist Pledge, a refusal to get rid of tax loop holes and subsidies, Standard and Poor’s Credit downgrade, and , “what happened to the jobs?” With polls showing that a HUGE majority of Americans are pretty pissed off (Congress has a 13% approval rating) and a majority indicating that they are pissed at Republicans and The Tea Party specifically , it’s no doubt that You Tube would be flooded with videos of angry constituents demanding that their elected leaders explain their actions, if allowed to attend freely. Charging a cover will likely cut down on the amount of pissed of constituents that show up, in favor of supporters who would contribute financially to the candidates. I’d be willing to bet good money that a large number of Republicans long for the day when The Ryan Plan was the only thing that voters were pissed off about. Ah, those were the good ole days. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61454.html#ixzz1VEDDWa56
Newt Gingrich, Super Genius. Speaks mind, then says his mind made a mistake. Hhhhhhmmmm. Better not to challenge the right-wing social engineering thing. Here's an idea. Let's ask our local Republican Tea Party folk if they support killing Medicare and let's get them on tape and post it here. Sound good? User Comments from Youtube- With Republicans you're either with us or against us. No room for free thought. PS They're not being fiscally conservative, they're just cutting progressive projects. A trillion dollars﻿ for a trumped up war in Iraq is patriotic, but fixing our infrastructure, funding schools and Health Care for workers who can't afford it anymore is communism. Conservative indeed. Ryan's budget is a vile assault on the American people. But that's what repubs do - beat ordinary men and women and children into﻿ the ground. Republican plan: Make people suffer so they will worker harder for less.﻿ Meanwhile the oligarchs call the shots and vacate once the country is no longer fit to live in. Where the hell do I donate money to put this commercial on the air in﻿ as much elderly communities as possible??? That sends a message to the Republican field - have an independent opinion -﻿ get shot.
Even as banks may topple...even as the economy may be completely destroyed by greed and lack of shared sacrifice, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids and Grandkids are going to be ... different. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/
Engineering students from the University of Southern Indiana launched, tracked and recovered experimental pods on a high altitude balloon system Friday March 25, 2011. After traveling 90 minutes due east from St. Libory, IL, the pods splashed down in Lost Lake, a horse shoe lake of the Wabash River. Students Adam Gilles and Dakota Scheiber are seen setting out in a small row boat to later fish out the pods. The final photos show the pods in the cargo truck still sitting in the bottom of the boat.
Engineering students from the University of Southern Indiana launched, tracked and recovered a high altitude balloon system on Friday March 25, 2011. The experimental pods landed in Lost Lake, a horsehoe lake of the Wabash River following a 90 minute flight. The approximate landing site was known to the students from GPS signals received from the pods shortly before landing. Recovery team members Prof. Ron Diersing and student Daniel Horstman located the pods in Lost Lake. In this video they were joined by the remaining members of the Recovery team, as well as the Launch team, as plans were laid to extract the pods from their swampy environs.
Engineering students from the University of Southern Indiana launched, tracked and recovered USI's sixth high altitude balloon system Friday March 25, 2011. After a nearly 90 minute flight which began in St. Libory, IL, the experimental pods dangling below a parachute crossed the Wabash River into Indiana airspace, only to make a final turn westward, crossing back into Illinois airspace, finally splashing down in Lost Lake, a horseshoe lake of the Wabash, just inside the Illinois border, adjoining northern Posey County, Indiana.
Engineering students from the University of Southern Indiana launched USI's sixth high altitude balloon on Friday March 25, 2011. This view is looking downward just as the balloon bursts, followed by the chaotic descent earthward for the experimental pods, eventually slowed by a parachute.
Engineering students from the University of Southern Indiana launched USI's sixth high altitude balloon on Friday March 25. As the balloon rose thru an increasingly tenuous atmosphere, it expanded, causing the latex to become very thin as seen here. The balloon burst at 61,000 feet, followed by a chaotic descent earthward for the parachute and attached experimental pods.
Engineering students from the University of Southern Indiana launched USI's sixth high altitude balloon on March 25, 2011. The launching was from St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory, IL. A camera carried by the balloon recorded this liftoff scene. Other experimental devices were also part of the balloon's payload. Engineering student Matt Sparrow performed the launching.