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And since it is amazing, and on the internet then it is also fake.
Thanks to Ninabi for today’s guest cat of honor:
I wanted to share a picture of Chief- I was wondering if he could be a guest cat on your blog.
A friendly tabby cat appeared at the doorstep of my husband’s aunt and uncle years ago. Every day, he showed up for petting, ear scratches, laps. He didn’t appear thin so they never gave him food figuring he had an owner, but they did give him lots and lots of love and attention.
They were finally able to identity of the cat’s owners, indifferent people who let the cat fend for himself outdoors in mountain lion and coyote territory.
To their surprise, found out that for years, Chief had walked two miles one way- to eat out of his bowl of dry food- then hike back, even through deep snow, to be with the people he loved.
When he was found to be suffering from a serious sinus infection, our relatives begged the owners to give Chief to them so they could get him medical attention and they finally agreed.
Chief lived a life of luxury these past 2 1/2 years, in a warm house close to the people he chose. He was old and his days of long walks were behind him.
Walking two miles every day for love over food says something about this cat.
A massive tumor was found yesterday and they are going to ease his pain today.
I still can’t believe this incredible cat made a long trip every day, for love.
As ThinkProgress previously reported, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) made history earlier this year when he signed into law legislation that would make his state the first state to lay the groundwork for a single payer health care system. In order to enact this system, the state needs a waiver from the federal health care law, which it will be able to obtain in 2017. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced legislation to move the waiver date up to 2014, an idea President Obama has endorsed.
Now, another governor is looking to take advantage of flexibility in Obama’s health care law in order to establish a single payer system. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) announced yesterday that he will be seeking a waiver to set up his own universal health care system in his state modeled after the single payer Canadian health care system that began in the province of Saskatchewan:
(via Poor Mojo)
NEW YORK — A standoff near Wall Street between protesters opposed to what they say is corporate greed and police may drag on into winter, with a march on police headquarters the likely next test of whether tensions escalate.
The Occupy Wall Street movement was planning on Friday an unauthorized demonstration on the streets outside the New York City police center of operations.
The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment.
This happened in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jurisdiction in AZ of course.
Just when you thought the nationwide crackdown on undocumented immigrants couldn’t get any more brutal, the Huffington Post reports that pregnant women in Arizona and Tennessee were detained and forced to give birth while shackled to their hospital beds because they couldn’t produce identification.
The shackling of female inmates when they go into labor has been a roundly condemned practice in prisons, but local authorities are now extending that humiliation to non-violent immigrant women whose only crime was being stopped by police without a valid license:
First get them hooked on using their debit cards. Then start charging:
NEW YORK – Bank of America will start charging debit-card users $5 a month to pay for purchases. The move comes as the cards increasingly replace cash and as banks look for ways to offset the loss of revenue from a new rule that will limit how much they can collect from merchants.
Paying to use a debit card was unheard of before this year and is still a novel concept for many consumers. But several banks have recently introduced or started testing debit card fees. That’s in addition to the spate of other unwelcome changes checking account customers have seen in the past year. Bank of America will begin charging the fee early next year.