Republicans Are Cheating The Middle Class (Net Neutrality, Tax Cuts For Rich, Deficit )

Attention and action are vital.

Gronda Morin

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On November 21, 2017, the republicans President Donald Trump’s FCC head Ajit Pai announced the advent of doing away with net neutrality.

This push to end net neutrality along with with republicans’ tax cut proposals are designed to appease the party’s wealthy donor base.  It is their war on the middle class and the poor.

For starters, to help pay for this wet kiss to the rich, the republican lawmakers plan to do away with the Obamacare mandate which will reduce policy holders by 13 million and increase premium costs by 10%.

The GOP promised middle class tax cut could actually raise taxes on the middle class depending on what deductions are cut, what state taxpayers live in and expiration dates. The GOP promised middle class tax cut could actually raise taxes on the middle class depending on what deductions are cut, what state taxpayers live in and expiration dates.

As per a 11/14/17 VOX report by Tara Golshan, “the Republican tax reform bill could trigger something President Donald Trump promised would never happen: an automatic $25 billion cut…

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Play It Again, Sam …

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Filosofa's Word

Some days I think we take one step forward and two steps back, for it seems that we are having to fight the same battles over and over again.  How many times did we have to call or write our representatives in Congress to tell them we did not want ACA to be repealed willy-nilly?  It just kept popping back up like a bad dream, and still today it is back, since it has been tacked on to the equally abominable tax ‘reform’ bill.  And now, after we thought we had made our wishes clear on net neutrality, we find it has come back and with a vengeance.  I have lived on this planet 66 years, been politically astute for at least 50 of those years, and never in that entire time have I seen such chaos, such blatant disregard on the part of elected officials for the will of…

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15 Famous Authors Who Were Published After 40…

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Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Extract from Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:

The drive to be successful while still in the first blush of youth may be appropriate for dancers, athletes, and models, but it does not apply to the contemplative arts. Writers who publish in their 20s may be jumping the gun, with too little life experience to back them up for the long haul.

This is not to say that writers in their 20s can’t have talent. They obviously do. But creating a novel demands not just talent, but discipline, and a certain amount of – how shall I put it – cynicism.

So, dear younger writers, and dear older ones, take heart if you haven’t published your novel and are now gazing at the looming age of 40 with dread, or looking back on it with nostalgia. Here is a list of fifteen famous authors who were published after the…

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EDITING 101: A series of 64 FREE Editing Tips – INDEX – For your future reference…

Heated debate

An exciting tale from the memoirs of Tallis Steelyard penned by Jim Webster.

Tallis Steelyard


It was Harl Bronnen who solved the problem. You see Port Naain can occasionally have a trouble with house fires. How they are tackled depends on the area. If you are in Dilbrook then your household staff rally round, and the neighbours turn up with their servants and pretty soon matters are under control. In the Sump a good house fire that takes out half a street is merely a redevelopment opportunity.

Various ideas had been tried in the past. One was to just expect the city watch to deal with the problem. This had been the theoretical stance for most of my lifetime. It had the advantage that the watch were largely respected, well disciplined and had been known to put themselves at risk to rescue their fellow citizens. It had the disadvantage in that the watch was so small it couldn’t adequately police the city, never mind provide…

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The festival

Another tale from remembrances of Tallis Steelyard penned by Jim Webster.

Tallis Steelyard


Oh the joy of the literary festival. Frankly I avoid them like the plague. They tend to involve patrons who should know better demanding that ‘their’ poet entertain their friends in a wet tent. Not only that but everybody is so cold and damp that they stare blankly at you, clasping their wine glass to their bosom in a death grip. It can be so bad that even the wine’s been diluted by the endless rain. In spite of this I still found myself performing at the Candleman’s Cove festival of all the arts.

Candleman’s Cove itself doesn’t have a lot to recommend it. It’s situated on the mouth of a small river, has a range of picturesque ruins (pictured), and an only marginally squalid fishing village (which never appears in art). Along the coast there are some pleasant villas and scattered about the countryside some rather pleasant estates. For…

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Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here we are this week gathered together near a closet in Rochelle’s Wisoff-Field’s home. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group and our hostess for the gathering is Rochelle, a talented and gracious author and artist. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Rochelle herself. Thanks, Rochelle.

To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


A small spaceship hovered far above Earth. Pilots Zing and Zang readied themselves for the descent.

“Zing, this is our first descent to a planet, do you think we’ve taken proper precautions?”

“Yes, Zang, we can be sure of success. I’ve read about other descents and it’s not difficult if preparation is thorough.

They entered the downward chamber and flicked the red switch-o-meter. The trip was swift. It ended in darkness and panic.

“Zing, what has gone wrong? The planet was in sunlight.”

Zang replied with trepidation, “Perhaps we’re in a trap designed to catch off-world beings.”