Category: Reality Check

Reality Check, October 13, 2017

October 16, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, October 13, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee discuss topics of current concern.  Our topics this week include Puerto Rico, where many people still lack clean water and most still lack electricity.  We discuss the aid bill for Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and California.  The Republican Administrations efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, how much wil...

Reality Check, Oct. 6, 2017 –Guns, Etc.

October 9, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, Oct. 6, 2017 –Guns, Etc.

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee discuss topics of the day.  Our main topic — #Guns.  We could literally do this topic every week.  As of this taping, there had been 273 mass shootings in the US in the year 2017.  We discuss the Las Vegas mass shooting (we skip the Lawrence, Kansas shooting.)  We discuss our US Senator’s stance on ...

Reality Check, September 29, 2017

October 3, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check, September 29, 2017

Category : Paving Paradise, Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee discuss Hurricane Maria, underfunded and dying rural hospitals and the rest of the appropriations bills.  The Interior Appropriations Bill cuts $31.4 Billion dollar.  A significant cut of $534 Million to the EPA.  Apparently, the environment no longer needs protecting?  We’ve won the battle?  We’re ...

Reality Check, Sept. 22, 2017

September 26, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check, Sept. 22, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee start discussing the Appropriations Bills put out by Congress so far this year.  Total savings for the eight bills equals $19.7 Billion.  This sounds like a lot of money, but we haven’t gotten any figures on final bills for Defense or Entitlements.  The Agricultural Appropriations bill would cut $876 Millio...

Reality Check Sept. 15, 2017, News Round-Up

September 18, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check Sept. 15, 2017, News Round-Up

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn & Dee discuss news of the week.  We start by discussing possible hyperloop routes proposed for the Colorado region.  How would you like to travel to the Denver Airport in minutes?  Cheyenne less than ten minutes away?  Maybe you want to travel to Houston in under two hours?  All of these are possibilities. What did...

Reality Check, Sept. 8, 2017

September 12, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check, Sept. 8, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee are back from a week off.  We have managed to get Lyn back!  Huzzah!  Our topics include the Equifax security breach.  Since this was recorded, the forced arbitration clause has been removed.  However, beware that if you accept their one year free monitoring, they will require a credit card and will charge you the s...

Reality Check, August 25, 2017

August 31, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, August 25, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee do a news round-up for the week.  We discuss the epi-pen settlement between Mylan and the US Attorney’s Office.  Want to help the Jewish Bar Association raise money for the Southern Poverty Law Center?   What’s going on with the various new health care bills being proposed?  Is Mike Pence planning on run...

Reality Check, August 18, 2017, Charlottesville, VA

August 22, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check, August 18, 2017, Charlottesville, VA

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee discuss the new level of hate that this Republican administration has brought forth.  Yes, we’ve always had those who would discriminate against others, but now they are emboldened.  What does it say about a presidency when the manufacturer of Tiki torches does a better job distancing themselves from White Suprem...

Reality Check, Teachers & Teaching, Part 2

August 11, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, Teachers & Teaching, Part 2

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee continue the discussion on  Teaching in America today.  We compare the pay of teachers to babysitters and child care centers.  We’re getting a real bargain here.  We can afford to pay our nation’s educators more.  We discuss how many colleges staff their departments with adjunct professors to avoid havin...

Reality Check, August 8, 2017, Teaching Part 1

August 7, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, August 8, 2017, Teaching Part 1

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee discuss the Anti-Civil Rights Era that we find ourselves in these days.  Our main topic is Teaching in America today.  What are the requirements to be a teacher.  What is the pay like.  What have charter schools done to the equation.  How many teachers are paid a living wage in the US vs. overseas?  How many teache...