Saturday, November 22, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Obamacare: To be, or not to be?

kirchubel column sig

By
From page A7 | April 02, 2012 |

As I write, I have no idea how the U.S. Supreme Court justices will rule on the health care law before them, but it seems as though they might vote against the individual mandate section, that portion of the law that requires a person to have health care insurance.

Rejection of that one component may cause the entire complex law to collapse.

The mandate has always been a bone of contention: Those in favor say that by having a large cross-section of Americans in the plan, rates will go down for all of us, while the other side says that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to make you buy something. I’m now thinking that car safety belts, by that definition, are unconstitutional, as are motorcycle helmets.

I remember when there was a big controversy in California when helmets were first mandated for motorcyclists. The riders used the same, “Hey, it’s our constitutional right not to wear a helmet, dude,” argument. But the state of California countered that taxpayers don’t want to end up paying for long-term hospitalization and years of care for all the motorcyclists with head injuries and now, all we motorcyclists wear helmets.

The question I have for Obamacare haters is: Do you think it’s unconstitutional for the federal government to mandate that we all purchase and wear automobile safety belts? If your answer is “yes,” your Conserv-O-Meter is pegged to the far right and you might just be a Libertarian. I feel that I must warn you that since the political spectrum is circular, not linear, you are in danger of accidentally evolving into a hippie and you need to create a better back-story. If you said “no, safety belts are not unconstitutional,” then what’s the difference between federally mandated safety belts and federally mandated health insurance? Every analogy is flawed, but I present this simply as a thought exercise, and not as a legal argument. It’s something to ponder while you wait for sleep tonight.

The health care plan has, (or had,) a lot of great features, like the ability to keep your kids on your health plan until age 26, the provision that your health care provider could not terminate you if you contracted a costly disease, and the ability to finally obtain health care insurance even if you had some pre-existing medical condition. But what I, and many others, really wanted was the federal government taking the role of “single payer,” where people could have their health care administered by the government and funded by their taxes, like every other industrialized nation. By eliminating the private insurance layer in the middle, health care costs could be reduced by up to 40 percent.

In an ideal world that’s not politicized, you could either pay your normal income tax and get government-run health care, or buy your own private health insurance and have a tax deduction. Everybody has a choice. That’s fair, isn’t it? Do you think anybody’s constitutional toes would feel stepped-on? Obviously, our federal government has the legitimate constitutional ability to use our tax dollars to provide public services, like defending our nation from enemies, protecting our environment and insuring workers’ retirement benefits. Why shouldn’t it have the ability to provide health care, too? Oh, wait, it does. It’s called Medicare and it’s a “single-payer” plan. All Congress really has to do is make it available to anyone who wants it.

One last point: If the Supreme Court eliminates this health care plan, voting along strict party lines, the resultant fallout will poison all of this November’s political races. Americans will clearly see the blood-red divide and their choice will be between humane, ethical Democratic values and stark, Republican Darwinist rule.

Mike Kirchubel is the author of “Vile Acts of Evil,” the hidden history of banking in America and can be reached at: mikirch@comcast.net.

Mike Kirchubel

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 120 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Bill Haley & The Comets - "Shake, Rattle & Roll" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1cS7HXVCms

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Check this out www.infowars.com

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:18 am

    William Shakespeare - To be, or not to be (from Hamlet 3/1) To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. - Soft you now! The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:23 am

    contumely - definition of contumely by the Free Online Dictionary ... con·tu·me·ly (k n t -m -l , -ty -, -t m-l ). n. pl. con·tu·me·lies. 1. Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence. 2. An insolent or arrogant remark or act

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:27 am

    A bodkin point is a type of arrowhead. In its simplest form it is an uncomplicated squared metal spike, and was used extensively during the Middle Ages. a : dagger, stiletto b : a sharp slender instrument for making holes in cloth c : an ornamental hairpin shaped like a stiletto

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:30 am

    fardels -- (obsolete) a bundle or burden

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    quietus -- Something that serves to suppress, check, or eliminate. 2. Release from life; death. 3. A final discharge, as of a duty or debt.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Rick WoodApril 02, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Good topic. For some further background, here is a link to one of the best interviews I've seen: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/303580-1

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:41 am

    bourn 1 A small stream; a brook Middle English, from Old English burna; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots bourn 2 n. Archaic 1. A destination; a goal. 2. A boundary; a limit. French bourne, from French dialectal bosne, borne, from Old French bodne, limit, boundary marker, from Medieval Latin bodina, of Celtic origin.] ??? A Double entendre -- in that a stream/brook is a slight reference to the river Styx, plus the boundary/limit of no return.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 9:50 am

    http://nfs.sparknotes.com/hamlet/page_140.html After all, who would put up with all life’s humiliations—the abuse from superiors, the insults of arrogant men, the pangs of unrequited love, the inefficiency of the legal system, the rudeness of people in office, and the mistreatment good people have to take from bad—when you could simply take out your knife and call it quits? Who would choose to grunt and sweat through an exhausting life, unless they were afraid of something dreadful after death, the undiscovered country from which no visitor returns, which we wonder about without getting any answers from and which makes us stick to the evils we know rather than rush off to seek the ones we don’t? Fear of death makes us all cowards, and our natural boldness becomes weak with too much thinking. Actions that should be carried out at once get misdirected, and stop being actions at all. But shh, here comes the beautiful Ophelia. Pretty lady, please remember me when you pray.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    orisons -- A prayer. [Middle English orisoun, from Old French orison, from Late Latin r ti , r ti n-; see oration.] ...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • PornackApril 02, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Well written. I always look forward to your articles.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mike KirchubelApril 02, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Thank you. I always look forward to positive feedback.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 7:44 am

    Last positive feedback I heard was on Beatles RUBBER SOUL...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 8:55 am

    If love was a gun...wouldn't hurt more than it's stun.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Bye

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 7:42 am

    You also must look forward to Root Canals

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Yes let's all go have some teeth pulled.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Post for sake of posting

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SteveApril 02, 2012 - 10:16 am

    You use the analogy of the seat belt and then you admit your analogy might be flawed. One hand giveth, the other taketh away. You are correct, the seat belt analogy is very flawed. The federal government mandates that every car have a seat belt. The states mandate whether or not you must wear it. But the federal government does not mandate that you must buy a car. This is how the constitution is supposed to work. The correct seat belt analogy under Obamacare is this. The federal government mandates that every car have a seat belt. The federal government mandates that everyone wear one. The federal government mandates that everyone buys a car.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mike KirchubelApril 02, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Thanks for that. I actually like the other idea better, later in the article, where you have a choice between government-run healthcare and private healthcare with a income tax deduction. If you are arguing that not everybody needs health insurance, then I would agree that multimillionaires can be self-insured. Everybody else needs health insurance.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SteveApril 02, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    Why would you want government run healthcare? Why would you want your access to the health care system rationed by the government? What makes you think government run healthcare would be better than privately run healthcare? It is not better in Canada or Europe. If you think it is, go over there and do your research. You will be very surprised at what you find. Why would you support a half baked health care bill? A bill that was never meant to see the light of day, but was ramrodded through Congress a day before the balance of power shifted. Before a conference committee got a chance to fix the hundreds of issues in a 2000 page bill. Do you realize in 2014 when the mandates start, that the CBO has estimated it will cost an average of $28,000 annually to insure every working American through their employer? The penalty for employers not providing insurance will be..............$2000.00 annually. Let's see, pay $28,000 or pay $2000? What do you think employers are going to do? What do you think employees will think about Obamacare then. And then what do you think the costs will be? And then what do you think the government will do when the costs go through the roof? I know you think I'm a subversive right winger. I'm not. But I know enough about the bill to know that in a half dozen years it will be a catastrophe. And I know when I enter my later years I don't want my access to healthcare rationed by a government that is desperate to get costs down. I don't think you do either. You are a sheep Mike. Drank the Koolaid. Took it hook line and sinker and all the other metaphors. And my seat belt analogy is correct. It's why the Supreme Court is ruling on the bill. It has huge implications for America. And while you may not like it, it goes to the heart of the constitution and the separation of powers. You might not like that either. But it's what America was built on, and what federal government proponents have been attempting to erode for a century.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mike KirchubelApril 02, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    like i said, i like the single payer better than obamacare. Do you have any objection to medicare for all and a tax deduction for those who choose private insurance? I would ask that you take a minute and look at yourself as you see me - as a sheep - as the one drinking the kool aid - as the one fooled by the advertising. only when we admit that we could be the one who is fooled, will we ever be able to rise above the orchestrated confusion we are all subjected to by the media. we are all being sold a bill of goods.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SteveApril 02, 2012 - 4:13 pm

    I try to make it a point to study issues and form my own opinions. I do everything possible not to be a sheep. I wish other people would do the same. And I wish people would not mangle statistics or analogies just to prove their point. I believe that health care needs reform. I believe in affordable care for both patients and affordable costs for employers. I believe in a safety net for the poor. I believe in choice. I do not believe in a government run health care system. I've spent enough time in Canada and Europe to know that the common folk think our private system is a far better solution. I've seen what Canadians and Europeans have to go through to get the care they need; and often they don't get it in time. I don't know what the ultimate solution is. I don't know enough about your suggestion to know the ramifications. I am open to solutions that don't infringe on my ability to choose.I know that Obamacare is not the solution. "If mandates were the answer, we could end homelessness by mandating everyone buy a house" --Barack Obama, 2008

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mike KirchubelApril 02, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    Thank you for caring enough to look into it and not just parrot-back party slogans heard on TV. I really appreciate that. We may not agree on something, but it doesn't have to get ugly.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Rick WoodApril 03, 2012 - 9:54 am

    We hear about the VA government-run health care model, and "Medicare for all." Then we also hear about how well Romneycare works in Mass. Are all those ideas bad? How about a system of very basic health care for all provided by government, heavy on the preventative side, and another model for anything above that? Then its just a matter of deciding where to draw the line. Check out the link I provided above.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 7:47 am

    You do drink your share of Kool Aid..My guess is you had the concession at Keeping up with the Jonestown.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 7:54 am

    Good points Steve..As for Obama quotes...he's said quite a lot that he goes back on later..".Seal Team 6 is Cheneys assasination" squad..BHO..."UBL should be captured and brought to trial" BHO..."I'll stay with public election funding"BHO.."Super pacs are wrong for America"BHO.."I promise to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the United States" BHO

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 8:01 am

    I would have to agree with Gary on these points. Mike at least become a libertarian? Please

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Keeping up with the JonesesApril 07, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    Hey Gary..."Keeping up with the Jonestown"...That was pretty Good...LOL... Mike, another good article...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 10:20 am

    Amazing testimony of ex CIA Asset Susan Lindauer. 5 years of legal troubles, 1 year in prison for daring to tell the truth. During the Bush era the top controllers of the governmental mechanics of Defense and national Security wanted to have a war with Iraq. They got their wish and anyone who got in the way were dealt with severely no matter if they violated a law or not. Not brought to trial she was jailed under the "Patriot Act" which amounted to summary punishment outside a Verdict in a court of law. She was punished in jail without a Trial at all This is part of her story that is just unfolding now. She has waited 10 years to tell this story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G43zl4fzDQg

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 10:24 am

    Book we all should read. Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq by Susan Lindauer (Oct 15, 2010) http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Prejudice-Terrifying-Story-Patriot/product-reviews/1453642757/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 10:35 am

    http://www.infowars.com/the-crime-of-the-patriot-act-911-and-a-whistleblower%E2%80%99s-truth/

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Media Pushes BRAIN Eating Vaccine... Nano Tech Injection Lobotomy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm3PYZ0N7Dg

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Ed NewtonApril 02, 2012 - 11:18 am

    way to go Mike

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • mike kirchubelApril 02, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    Ed, don't let Clyde touch this piece of paper!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 8:49 am

    He's regular..big deal!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 11:50 am

    Fleetwood Mac - "DREAMS" (Stevie Nicks) With Lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dsh9M6qnhE

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 11:58 am

    Obama’s Bilderberg Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — and Bilderberg member — wants to make it easy for kids to get their toxin-laden eugenicist “swine flu” vaccine this fall. “Schoolchildren may be first in line for swine flu vaccine this fall — and might even be able to get the shot right at school,” the Associated Press reported on June 16. http://forums.cannabisculture.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1554287

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mike KirchubelApril 02, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    for s.t.r. and everybody else interested in the real story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWH5TlbloU

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    This is great also. ******http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4hgen47qOU****** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4hgen47qOU

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Dreams Sing-A-Long My visions were of death, slaughter, blood and destruction, slow agony and starvation. WAKE UP PEOPLE Time to be part of the T H U N D E R and fight back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAlFZVBWPgc

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    OK so some of my thunder just got stolen. try this *****http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAlFZVBWPgc*****

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Ed NewtonApril 02, 2012 - 1:42 pm

    Right on!!! I do remember!!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 02, 2012 - 5:36 pm

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/30/another-17-trillion-surprise-found-in-obamacare/

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • GeorgeApril 02, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    Ultimately, if you are against ObamaCare you have to be for allowing hospitals and doctors to turn away indigent care and to allow them to die in the streets. It's about a two question argument to back any conservative so-called pro lifer into that corner. And Justice Scalia admitted so during the hearing... From the hearing transcript; GENERAL VERRILLI: No. It's because you're 13 going -- in the health care market, you're going into 14 the market without the ability to pay for what you get, 15 getting the health care service anyway as a result of 16 the social norms that allow -- that -- to which we've 17 obligated ourselves so that people get health care. 18 JUSTICE SCALIA: Well, don't obligate 19 yourself to that. Why -- you know?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 8:42 am

    http://ronpaulatberkeley.eventbrite.com/

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Ron Paul at Berkeley - Youth for Ron Paul Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PT) Berkeley, CA Zellerbach Auditorium 101 Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PT)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 8:51 am

    Anyone want to carpool ???? To the Ron Paul Berkely Rally.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 8:52 am

    Talk 650 KSTE continues to be excellent. Listen up people.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 8:59 am

    http://armstrongandgetty.iheart.com/cc-common/gallery/photos.html?album_id=311341#/26/18873199

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 9:22 am

    I plagarized this from an e-mail from a Tea Party Member. I don't think she will mind, she is a very smart and organized individual. Thanks -- you know who you are. What is Agenda 21? What is Smart Growth? What is Sustainable Development? This video provides a description of Agenda 21/sustainable development and how it affects your property rights. While it is important to be good stewards of our planet, the sustainable development movement has been co-opted by an aggressive agenda to re-wild America (The Wildlands Project) and reduce automobile usage and unnecessary travel by gradually shifting people into high density urban areas supported by mixed use dwellings (Smart Growth.) Often the planning process to meet these objectives confiscates private property rights through eminent domain or conservation easements. The outcome is not a safer planet, but rather, an unrecognizable nation most would strongly oppose. When advanced community by community, most do not realize the bigger picture. Please share this video with your family and friends and get the word out that our American Freedoms are being threatened! Thanks for your time. *****http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I***** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 9:32 am

    AJ get this book When Pigs Move In: How To Sweep Clean the Demonic Influences Impacting Your Life and the Lives of Others by Don Dickerman (Feb 6, 2009) http://www.amazon.com/When-Pigs-Move-Influences-Impacting/product-reviews/1599794616/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 9:39 am

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly *****http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s***** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Ron Paul people can join us -- Tomorrow Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 7 pm @ 1501 West Texas St. Fairfield CA 94533 (next to the Subways) We would enjoy meeting you ! Thanks

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 03, 2012 - 11:42 am

    Seat belts and helmets huh..no one forces you to buy either (PA no helmets) Kirch says he favors a single payer and eliminate insurance middleman..next sentence it's"Those insurance middlemen should cover costly diseases and pre-existing conditions..They'll probably resent that if they're eliminated...Then Kirch goes on to his usual Medicare and Gov 't pays for services,and to protect us..insure retirement etc?..Better think again on that last one Gov't now has a 4.4 trillion dollar obligation for Fed employees retirement alone..and no one knows where the money is to come from..much less funding this monster healthcare mandate...Then of course he ends his spiel with a swipe at the GOP..Ethical Democrats?..We see their ethics everyday played out in the news..from voting,fraud,to thousands of dollars hidden in freezers,to million dollar junkets.(Head of GSA just got fired)..to race baiting,class warfare.on and on..still no answer from the T-shirt about total shut outs in the House and Senate on Obamas budget..not one yes to this president..perhaps the only ethical thing Democrats have done in 3 years

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 03, 2012 - 11:55 am

    As for the Constitutionality of the healthcare "law"...Justice Elena Kagen was asked that question while waiting for her prime rib in the SCOTUS private dining room..she said and I quote her "What's unconstitutional about giving people a boatload of Gov't money"?..And thats the mind set of Kirchubel and liberals like him everywhere...When it was pointed out to Kagen how rare this case is before The court..her eyes drifted off in the direction of the dining room's kitchen and said.."I ordered it well done"...This Diva should have recused herself in the first place anyway..and this most important case wouldn't put an undue burden on her meal times.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    Kenny Loggins - Highway to the Danger Zone lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fab0nsF1z2I

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 03, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    Berlin - Take my breath away (with lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO30ULfOnjE&feature=endscreen&NR=1

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 9:14 am

    +++++www.inforwars.com+++++

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 10:06 am

    Nothing is more dangerous than the truth. A Movie to watch “The Whistleblower” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0896872/ The Whistleblower, DVD review Rachel Ward reviews The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weisz who single-handedly carries the film and its weighty subject. 5:58PM GMT 16 Jan 2012 Comment Rachel Weisz is known for being that rare thing – an actress who can play a heroine without being self-righteous. She excels in socially and politically conscious roles (Sunshine; Enemy at the Gates; The Constant Gardener), and so is perfectly cast in first-time director Larysa Kondracki’s gruelling exposé of human trafficking in postwar Bosnia. Based on a true story, the film follows Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraskan police officer who impulsively takes a job working for the United Nations as a peacekeeper in Bosnia in 1999. When she discovers a community of international cops, UN staff and military contractors involved in a ___-trafficking scandal, she tries to alert her superiors but her findings are rejected and she is ordered off her mission. The title of the film fills in the rest of the tale as she is forced to publicly blow the whistle on the cover-up. That the traffickers were protected at the very top of the UN operation in Bosnia and that such sordid abuse continues (the end credits tell us that 2.5million people are still being trafficked for ___ around the world) is a story beyond belief, and Kondracki should be admired for forcing its immediacy. The statistics have the power to move and paralyse the viewer but the film teeters an uneasy balance between fact and fiction: hand-held camera work enhances the authenticity but the screenplay too often stumbles into melodrama, and the unsavoury male villains are reduced to snarly caricatures of maliciousness. The Whistleblower is not an easy watch and is relentless in its portrayal of the graphic violence, such as the ___ and _____ of Raya (Roxana Condurache), a rebellious Ukranian teen who agrees to testify against the UN. Thank God, then, for Weisz, who breathes soul into her role and single-handedly carries the film and its weighty subject. David Strathairn (who previously worked with Weisz on Wong Kar Wai’s My Blueberry Nights) serves as Kathryn’s only ally, Peter Ward, and an underused Vanessa Redgrave offers pragmatic support as the head of the UN Human Rights Commission.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 10:21 am

    EndGame HQ full length version.mp4 ***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbyFTS5N01k*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbyFTS5N01k

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 10:46 am

    Capacity crowd at Los Angeles Tennis Center greets Dr. Paul while hundreds more turned away LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul continued his pattern of attracting thousands of attendees to his town hall meetings, this time drawing 6,000-plus voters to his UCLA campus event http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ Ron Paul will speak in Berkely tonight. Please join us !

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 10:48 am

    http://ronpaulatberkeley.eventbrite.com/ Ron Paul at Berkeley – Youth for Ron Paul Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PT) Berkeley, CA Zellerbach Auditorium 101 Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PT)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 10:57 am

    www.nomorefakenews.com

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 11:46 am

    Some more good books, you can buy them cheap/used on amazon www.amazon.com Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (Paperback - Dec 27, 2005) Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them by John Perkins (Hardcover - Nov 10, 2009) To understand what is going on in the world read these. Please

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    The Platters --- Only you Just got back from the Ron Paul rally in Berkely. It was such a thrill to see the man in person. The only presidential candidate who can SAVE THE REPUBLIC. VOTE FOR RON PAUL Only you Ron Paul, only you ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTLAvaqAnCc

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The SugarJarApril 05, 2012 - 11:07 pm

    Saw a blurb of it on the news STR, and thought of you.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 11:14 pm

    My voice is raw from yelling. I told my companions that I was "here to cheer" and did alot of yelling. He is so sincere and not a "stiff" like Romney. Reunited with some people from the 2008 campaign, had a great time. A totally Purrfect adventure.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The SugarJarApril 05, 2012 - 11:35 pm

    Really nice!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 05, 2012 - 11:09 pm

    Elvis Presley-Can't Help Falling In Love (Lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRs2CCxJviE&feature=related

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 9:13 am

    moc.srawofni.www

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 9:28 am

    Haslam introduces us to the dark side of the Polio Vaccine and the complications it went through during it's development and the lasting problems we are now struggling with because of it -- the SV-40 VIRUS. Book Recommendation Book Dr. Mary's Moneky by Edward T.Haslam Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses ... Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics [Paperback] Edward T. Haslam

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 9:40 am

    VACCINES ARE DANGEROUS, part of the New World Order plan to "soft kill" large populations. Inida and Pakistan are being devasted by corrupted Polio vaccines being given in the name of UN "health" programs. Such activity is promoted by Celebs such as Bill Gates. Bill Gates Sr. served on the board of Planned Parenthood, which is funded by Rockefeller foundation. All "Club of Rome" population reduction strategies. http://www.infowars.com/bill-gates-monsanto-and-eugenics-a-corporate-takeover-of-global-agriculture/ Why do we now have so many AUTISTIC CHILDREN" in America? Could it be tainted vaccinations?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 10:16 am

    How many of our tax dollars go to support the UN and the "World Health Organization"? Each one of us becomes part of the genocide.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 9:49 am

    AIDS was introduced into Africa via inoculations. MK-NAOMI is the code for the development of AIDS. http://www.deepspace4.com/pages/diseases/pagesdisease/aidsflowchart.htm

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 9:58 am

    Why do we keep supporting this same power structure in the US. This game, this dialectic of Republican/Conservative verses Democrat/Liberal. At the top of the power structure, both sides are financed and chosen by the same Eugenisits / International Banking Elite / Bilderberg Corporatists / Corrupted Military Industrial Complex. WAKE UP PEOPLE Do something different vote for RON PAUL or for the Libertarian Party BILL STILL

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 10:25 am

    Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel [lyrics] ***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxbdHc2zhW4*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxbdHc2zhW4

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 10:00 am

    AJ Read When Pigs Move In by Don Dickerman It helps to reinforce the idea that we have the power.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    The Supremes At Hollywood Palace "Stop In The Name Of Love" ***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDPjYZxi0n8*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDPjYZxi0n8

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    Are you ready boys? And the man in the back, said let's all attack Everybody was frightening And the girl in the corner said boy "I wanna warn ya, it'll turn into............. A Ballroom Blitz Lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN9jTnxv0RU

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • mike kirchubelApril 06, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    Sweet.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    Glad you liked it. Got to go now. Bye

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 7:23 am

    @ DR are you watching this? Can someone pull these last two comments down. Thanks

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Glen FaisonApril 07, 2012 - 11:17 am

    @SavetheRepublic: This is one of our concerns about people posting music videos and lyrics to the site. It's not a violation of our terms of use, per se, but opens the door to mischief.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 6:43 am

    Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself (Lyrics) ***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mwlrkBPTk&feature=fvst*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mwlrkBPTk&feature=fvst

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 06, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    ...Vv. +obama is like Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movie..with his pinky at his lips leering and saying....For healthcare I want......................1.6Trillion!!..

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 4:12 pm

    You are too criptic. What does Vv equate to? Vice versa ? I am sure others are thinking the same thing? I will have SugarJar ask you. Remember the rest of us don't have the 156 IQ and some things just do not compute.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    Whoops..... I forgot to...... add the .......

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 06, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    135..3 above Keep Jones...vv..+.etc was just me trying to get rid of the capitol "o" in obama...probably should just use the 0 key...OBAMA= obama bows and makes apologies...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 4:53 pm

    See he (Gary) is so clever capitol ( as in Washington D.C.) vs capital ( as in capital letters ) In alot of ways kactos is under-appreciated because people don't alway catch the subtlety.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 4:54 pm

    I wish I would catch my mistakes before I Xmit. always

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    Whoops Hubby is mad again There goes the internet? Bye

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    In case you haven't noticed I think XingMitt is a good idea. VOTE FOR RON PAUL

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The SugarJarApril 06, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    His is probably down to 123 by now.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 8:09 am

    And you're down to seeds and stems baby

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 8:14 am

    @ Gary I think your IQ has dropped down to around 70.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Keeping up with the JonesesApril 08, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU&feature=related

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 06, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Comedic Break Dudley Do-Right rescues damsel in distress. **http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q83Jqd2h0Yg** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q83Jqd2h0Yg

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 8:19 am

    70 IQ?...could quite possible be..last night I thought the soap was toilet paper.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Keeping up with the JonesesApril 07, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    Washing your mouth out with soap come to mind...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    My Mum actually did that once...really put a damper on last Thanksgiving's dinner..Glad you got a tickle from the Jonestown comment...just a friendly jab...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 7:39 am

    "We won't be taking trips to Vegas on the taxpayers dime"..Barack Obama.........Guess that was a lie too huh Kirchubel.?.can you answer anything?..you're about as lame as a guy that gives glowing reviews to his own book.....Whoops!Sorry you ARE that guy..Ob ama defeated 414-0 House..97-0 Senate..Is everything you write false?..do you respond to anything?C'mon wakeup it's pancake Saturday...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • mike kirchubelApril 07, 2012 - 10:24 am

    You know there are too many obstructionist republicans to pass a budget. Why bother?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 11:07 am

    Yeah.Your right..Except that those pesky Republicans DID pass a budget AND with Bi-partisan support..any answer there underwear?...Sure beats 414-0 and 97-0 House AND Senate for your little man....not to worry come November..all we'll have to worry about is those Obstructionists Democrats..that is if they occupy any seats in Congress at all...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Have we learned our lesson Gary ? No more being naughty for both of us.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Say yes and I will up your IQ at least back to 90.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/53-trillion-difference-between-ryan-and-obama_634279.html At the end of 2008 — the year President Obama was elected —our national debt was $9.986 trillion. It’s now $15.542 trillion and counting — a increase of $5.556 trillion, or 56 percent, in just over three years. With that staggering — and unparalleled — record of fiscal profligacy in mind, let’s compare Obama’s suggested course over the next decade (2013 through 2022) to the path proposed by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    You're no doubt gonna get a lesson from your boyfriend on fiscal vs calendar blah blah blah..suffice to say Oboyz burned thru * trillion a year....and that' just amazing..Hanes will also tell you about Bush and Reagan as in his column..and conveniently NOT saying that the promise of Hope and Change obviously meany Hope FOR Change and ...go fish. BTW..I've never posted a video..and any recent warnings from DR are meant for you...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • mike kirchubelApril 07, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Thanks for covering that fiscal versus calender year stuff. B.t.w., You would make an excellent moderator for this group.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    And thanks for being a foil to my foibles and a receptacle for my rambling ranting raves..As I've said .."Who do I debate"?STR and Sugarjar,,BTW..This is third time I've typed this thanks to Spam Guard kicking my post out..You know not all sites have this and none that I've seen so hard to read...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 2:55 pm

    The War on Women continues?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 3:32 pm

    We face a taxing situation and must act ?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    Maybe I need to Consider a health and medical vacation ?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary KatocsApril 07, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    Women should be obscene and NOT heard!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 3:36 pm

    Jeers, jeers and more jeers for the week of April 1-7, 2012.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    Solano County Supervisor Race Candidate Forum - April 4, 2012 ***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5dXTObAMW0*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5dXTObAMW0

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 07, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    If anyone wants to watch the most recent Supervisors Candidate Forum here is the link. Thanks Solano County Supervisor Race Candidate Forum – April 4, 2012 ***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5dXTObAMW0***

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 08, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    Here is a short 40 minute video of Ron Paul in Berkeley last week Apr. 5 Enjoy! ***http://youtu.be/1C8cRXM8Oms***

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SavetheRepublicApril 08, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    Here is a short 40 minute video of Ron Paul in Berkeley last week Apr. 5 Enjoy! http://youtu.be/1C8cRXM8Oms

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Courses designed to boost health yield positive results

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Bands shine, Scouts serve, dogs win across region

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Police: Child flees attacker in Fairfield

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3, 1 Comment

 
 
Quail Run appeals 2nd ruling over wage claims

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3

Settlement reached in Fairfield Inn suit over fall

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3

 
Assessors association taps Tonnesen as president

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

 
Timm, Hunt maintain leads in tight council races

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A9

Afternoon crash kills 1 in Vallejo

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A9

 
Fairfield police log: Nov. 20, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Suisun City police log: Nov. 20, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

 
.

US / World

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Oregon festival’s giant nutcracker: 41 feet

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Zookeepers had safety concerns before gorilla died

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

California storms bring scattered rain, mudslides

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Judge declares wrongly convicted woman innocent

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

$139M deal reached in school molestation case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
Senate leader lays off dozens of office employees

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

UC expands legal services for immigrant students

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Man pleads not guilty to emailing nudies of ex

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
LA animal shelter slashes prices on 100 pets

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Agency rejects solar project in Silurian Valley

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Biden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Police: 3-year-old set fire that killed his family

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Agency: Schools helped Lanza’s mom ‘appease’ him

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
.

Opinion

GOP can trump Obama’s bad immigration plan

By Lanhee Chen | From Page: A8

 
Editorial Cartoons: Nov. 22, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Batson column falls short of truth

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

.

Living

Community Calendar: Nov. 22, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History: Nov. 22, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

My sister kicked Mom out of her house and won’t let her have the car

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A7

 
Horoscopes: Nov. 22, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A7

Blanket drive for homeless gets help from Colts player

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Entertainment

Bill Cosby show set for Vegas casino canceled

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
Matt Czuchry says ‘Good Wife’ arc is at right time

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

‘Queen Latifah Show’ to end after its 2nd season

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
.

Sports

Vacaville downs Del Oro to advance to section semis

By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B1

 
Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Panthers youth football prepares for Super Bowl

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1

France levels tie against Switzerland in Davis Cup

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Ibanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Federal judge denies sports betting in New Jersey

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
JC women’s basketball: Solano advances to tourney title game

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

Ciganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Sharks trade Demers to Stars for Dillon

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

NFL will hear Adrian Peterson’s appeal Dec. 2

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
49ers’ Dorsey is out of Sunday’s game against Redskins

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
This date in sports history for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

.

Business

Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Ford’s new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
California unemployment unchanged at 7.3 percent

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
.

Obituaries

Arthur Irving Weiner

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
.

Home Seller 11/22/14

My brothers said, pay double the rent or move out

By Tim Jones | From Page: HSR2

Ask a Designer: from clutter to decor

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR2

Real estate transactions for Nov. 22, 2014

By Maureen Fissolo | From Page: HSR3

US 30-year mortgage rates drop to 3.99 percent

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR3