Friday, October 23, 2009
Waiter, “Yes but I wiped it off”.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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And once again, Mark Karlin -- the editor and publisher of BuzzFlash.com -- will autograph each book, since BuzzFlash has won 4 times (although not this year, alas).
Top Censored Stories of 2009/2010
■1. US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street
■2. US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s
■3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates
■4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina
■5. Europe Blocks US Toxic Products
■6. Lobbyists Buy Congress
■7. Obama's Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past
■8. Bailed out Banks and America's Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions
■9. US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza
■10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate
■11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine
■12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove's Election Thief
■13. Katrina's Hidden Race War
■14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
■15. World Bank's Carbon Trade Fiasco
■16. US Repression of Haiti Continues
■17. The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan
■18. Ecuador's Constitutional Rights of Nature
■19. Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor
■20. Secret Control of the Presidential Debates
■21. Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare
■22. Obama's Trilateral Commission Team
■23. Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud
■24. Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion
■25. Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon
Read them in "Censored 2010"!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
by Bob Herbert Op-Ed Columnist
New York Times - October 20, 2009
The headlines that ran side by side on the front page
of Saturday's New York Times summed up, inadvertently,
the terrible fix that we've allowed our country to fall
The lead headline, in the upper right-hand corner,
said: "U.S. Deficit Rises to $1.4 Trillion; Biggest
The headline next to it said: "Bailout Helps Revive
Banks, And Bonuses."
We've spent the last few decades shoveling money at the
rich like there was no tomorrow. We abandoned the poor,
put an economic stranglehold on the middle class and
all but bankrupted the federal government - while
giving the banks and megacorporations and the rest of
the swells at the top of the economic pyramid just
about everything they've wanted.
Read the entire piece; http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/opinion/20herbert.html
4. Los Angeles
5. San Diego
7. San Francisco
9. Portland, Ore. (tie)
11. Washington, D.C. (tie)
11. Baltimore (tie)
15. New York
18. St. Louis
21. Las Vegas
22. Dallas/Fort Worth
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
From a story about an ABC News/Washington Post poll about attitudes on health care reform comes this little nugget: "Only 20 percent of adults identify themselves as Republicans, little changed in recent months, but still the lowest single number in Post-ABC polls since 1983."
To draw attention to its biased coverage, President Obama will not appear on FOX for the rest of this year.
I signed a petition urging Democrats to support President Obama's stance by staying off FOX as long as he does. Can you join me at the link below?
It seems all is well this morning.
Monday, October 19, 2009
aatombomb wrote: Pathetic. We have a Soviet-era oligarchy of a healthcare system, and the mouth-breathers want us to worry about socialism? Breaking news, teabaggers: we crossed that bridge a long time ago. They just re-branded. Big Government = Corporate America. The call is coming from inside the house, morons.
Lack of competition nationwide for insurance.
In Maine, 2 insurance companies control 88% of the market.
In Missouri, 2 insurance companies control 79% of the market.
In North Dakota, 1 insurance company controls 89% of the market.
Across America, 94% of markets are not competitive.
(Data: American Medical Association study, available at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/368/compstudy_52006.pdf.)