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5 Presidents Who Wanted Health Care In America

Health Care in AmericaOn June 28th, 2012 the Supreme Court of the United States deemed that the Affordable Health Care Act was constitutional. It was a shock to Republicans and a win for the President. Do you agree with the decision? Are you against it? Either way, what are your reasons? While President Obama will go down in history as the President that passed this legislation, did you know that other presidents have tried before him? Some of them even got pretty close to succeeding in the health care controversy. Here is a list of previous presidents (2 Republicans and 3 Democrats) who worked at getting Health Care in America:

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Posted by Jimm - November 4, 2012 at 2:09 am

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What If Nixon Hadn’t Been Ruined By Watergate?

[ReviewAZON asin=”0275979156″ display=”inlinepost”] Richard Nixon’s political career was ruined after the Watergate Scandal.  If you are unfamiliar with Watergate, it is a business complex in Washington, D.C.  In 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Headquarters there in an effort to wiretap the Democrats.  That’s illegal.  What’s worse is that President Nixon knew about it and tried to cover it up.  Over the next two years, it was revealed by writers Bernstein and Woodward how involved the inner circle of Washington was involved.  With impeachment imminent,  Nixon resigned the Presidency and went down in disgrace.  But what would have happened if he wasn’t caught? How would America be different if Nixon got away scot-free?  Would America be in the trouble going on today if Nixon had got away with it? Here is another look in our series on Alternate Realities and What Ifs… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

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Five U.S. Presidents Who Got In Trouble

NixonEvery once in awhile, the political parties have to do something to stir things up with the President.  This is not to say that they are all innocent, but sometimes it gets so bad that it goes to trial – or an impeachment.  There are other ways that the President can get in trouble, too.  In this case, it is called Censure, and the government basically turns its back on the President and says, “Bad! Bad!”.  It is nothing more than an official reprimand by Congress.  This happens a lot more than you’d think.  So far, thirty-two presidents have been threatened with impeachment.  It’s only gone so far to impeach two of them.  Even these decisions are split along party lines: One Republican, one Democrat.  The reason we have impeachment is because Benjamin Franklin did not want our leaders to be assassinated – and we’ve had some really bad leaders.  We always think that the president in office is the worst president ever.  If you believe this, you need to read the list below. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm

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Who Really Killed John Lennon?

John LennonThirty years ago today, John Lennon was murdered by David Mark Chapman as Lennon and his wife walked outside of the Dakota Apartment building. Chapman, supposedly upset about a scribbled autograph that he received earlier, shot Lennon at point blank range. Thirty years later, when John Lennon would have been 70, we are still trying to Imagine a world with him in it. Their are conspiracies about the entire incident. Did Chapman act alone or was there more to the story? Here are five theories about what happened. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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Five Celebrities Who Claim To Have Seen UFOs

When we think about people seeing UFOs, we often picture a guy with a beer gut and overalls in a town that no one has ever heard of claiming the little green people came down and took his favorite hound dog.  However, there have been some famous people who have seen UFOs, as well.  Here are a list of famous entertainers who may had their own close encounter.


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Posted by Jimm Fowler - May 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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Five People Born on April 7

Today is April 7, 2010 and the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 268 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 989 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date, in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) is established by the United Nations.  Here are five people born on this day. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - April 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm

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