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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Your Awesome Private Healthcare System

Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26...

Original post made by The Fixx on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 945 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Swiftboating Town Halls

With federal lawmakers returning home this week to begin their month-long recess, the far right is welcoming them with large,...

Original post made by The Fixx on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Melissa, on Aug 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm | 13 comments | 1065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mt. Diablo Unified. A glimpse into our future if Measure G fails?

In today's paper. You may remember their parcel tax failed on May 19. "In other districts, where fewer teachers are losing...

Original post made by The future on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Bottom Line, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 18 comments | 1303 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students First

Michelle Rhee has started the Students First organization in the hopes of changing education in this country so that ALL...

Original post made by The Future on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by Let's follow Michelle's Plan!!!, on Dec 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 13 comments | 1533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Busting the Myth of Green Jobs

Central to the new administration’s economic recovery plan is President Obama’s goal to create and sustain five million “green-collar”...

Original post made by The High Cost of Being Green on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by jimf01, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:06 am | 8 comments | 860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Share the burden = communism

Let's reverse the financial situation right now: what if the state had a budget surplus? What if Pleasanton received an enormous...

Original post made by The Moleman on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Apr 14, 2009 at 7:01 am | 4 comments | 1197 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FBI Raids in Process - State Senator Leland Yee Has Just Been Arrested

Multiple news outlets are reporting that California State Senator Leland Yee has just been arrested by the FBI for public...

Original post made by The raids continue.... on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by about time, on Mar 27, 2014 at 9:32 am | 13 comments | 538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eight Reasons Not to Tie Teacher Pay to Standardized Test Results

I don’t want poor teachers but are evaluations based on test scores the answer? This might shine some light on the issue....

Original post made by the The on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 14 comments | 1091 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

World Trade Center Inside Job Cover Up

Before you blow this off as propaganda or a conspiracy theory, whatch the Video scientific reprort. http://www.youtube.com/user/WizardofOunces...

Original post made by The Truth on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by mark, on Aug 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm | 4 comments | 938 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smooth shopping for the holidays?

Each holiday season is marked by hoards of anxious and unruly individuals going to all extremes to obtain the perfect gifts...

Original post made by thebanditt on Dec. 17, 2007
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 17, 2007 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 2117 Views

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Watching Small Times Thieves Have Their Way @ Safeway

I'm at whits-end watching petty thieves at local retailers stealing at will with no response from the retailer. I was shopping...

Original post made by Theft Prevention on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Marvin, on Jun 29, 2011 at 6:21 am | 34 comments | 5310 Views

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The People Are Saying No To Obamacare

President Obama is a clever and ambitious man. And he has surrounded himself with a clever and ambitious staff. This bright...

Original post made by Think about THIS on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by Get over it!, on Aug 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 13 comments | 1055 Views

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Health Care Reform-What YOU NEED to know!

Think about this when you are considering the heath Care Reform Bill and participating in the wave angry fatalist dooms day...

Original post made by Think about THIS: on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by Dominic DiBlasio, on Aug 11, 2009 at 7:28 am | 55 comments | 1405 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

We made a mistake ...

Will BHO supporters please justify why he gets a free pass by not sharing details of his college transcripts or any of his...

Original post made by Think knihT on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm | 11 comments | 1035 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Redux of President Obama's speech

- Ignore that all previous stimulus bills have not worked to dig us out of this recession (that supposedly ended two years...

Original post made by This time will be different on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Blossom, on Sep 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm | 18 comments | 989 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stimulus money pouring into Bay Area

Projects, studies and businesses are benefiting from grants, loans and contracts. By Thomas Peele and Josh Richman Bay...

Original post made by Thomas on Jan. 3, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Feb 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm | 3 comments | 973 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

McNerney's Job Destruction Continues...Another 39,000 Job Losses Announced

When will Democrats connect the dots to this miserable economy. It is precisely because of Obama's (with the strong support...

Original post made by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by jimf01, on Oct 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Solar for your home or business

I am interested in getting solar on my home in Pleasanton. Can anyone suggest a small company, not the Big cookie cutter...

Original post made by Thomas Blake on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by Randy, on Aug 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 8 comments | 827 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Open Letter to President Obama from Thomas Paine

Attached is a link to the open letter to President Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxDwBYjL3Fc Thomas...

Original post made by Thomas Paine on Jul. 19, 2009
Last comment by m, on Jul 20, 2009 at 10:27 am | 14 comments | 1225 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Who Is To Blame for PUSD's Financial Troubles?

According to a story published last Thursday (22 April 2010) in one of our other local papers, The Independent, PUSD's financial...

Original post made by Thomas Paineful on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by resident, on May 1, 2010 at 7:45 am | 48 comments | 1650 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 1,095 views

‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 31 comments | 982 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 711 views