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    Exclusive Free DD Book Offer W Your Rec & Donation for SINGLE PAYER RALLY!

    Healthcare Rally Update - Paying It Forward! PLEASE REC! Thanks!And free book for your recommendation and support.It's time to do something!!!  UPDATE on the July 30 Single-Payer Healthcare Rally in DC, The purpose of this recurring/shared blog is to share information...
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    THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING

    Benedict XVI First we must begin this Sunday's prayer session with somewhat of a caveat. El Papa cannot pray for a while. He cannot pray for world peace. He cannot pray for the hungry children across the globe. He cannot...
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    Paulson's Economic Recovery Plan is an Unqualified Success!

    At the time we experienced the economic meltdown during the death throes of the Bush Administration, I was alarmed to hear the names that were suggested as the economic "experts" who would save us from this impending disaster. Paulson, Geithner,...

    With all your strength, fight now

    Kudos to Bwak and LisB and Gumbun and Synchronicity, et al, for leading the charge July 31st into D.C. from TPMers who want universal health care NOW. They understand that momentum must BUILD and not be allowed to wane. Stall...
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    The Meaning of "Cronkite"

    It seems as if I am never where everyone else is. Michael Jackson meant nothing to me. I follow popular music almost as religiously as I do baseball, politics, and a few other things (though, mostly, not religion) but my...
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    Uncomfortable Truths (things that make you want to cry)

    This is one of those posts that requires a fairly long preface, so bear with me here. I will not make the egotistical assumption that all of you know my history, but to save those of you who do the...
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    Even Dogs Don't Crap Where They Eat ... Not so with Joe . . .

    More outta the worthless suit from Connecticut . . .From the NYTimes on the Health Reform Act:"The legislative process right now is going in the wrong direction," said Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, the Connecticut independent, who also signed the...
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    Back into the BERESHIT: What Exactly Do You Noah For Sure?

                                                              THE DELUGE The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had...

    Mercedes announces EV Gullwing

    OK, this one has been filed under totally cool.  Mercedes has started releasing information on their new SLS Gullwing (although not undisguised pictures apparently!) due to hit American streets next year. The vehicle is impressively engineered - the gasoline...
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    Answers I wish Judge Sotomayor could have given:

      To Senator Graham:  "Did you know that on many gay blogs you are known either as "Miss Pittypat" or "Aunt Pittypat" and that it's just not working for you to be so adamantly anti-gay-marriage?  Are you the Senator who...
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    "Public Option" Would Only Be Available To The Otherwise Uninsured

    I'm not sure thatpeople really understand how the "public option" would work, given the rhetoric of the adminstration that people could "keep" their current insurance if they want to or choose a public option.  Last night on The Daily Show,...

    A Comment on How the Health Care Debate is Evolving

    One observation I am led to on health care based on discussions at the cafe is that many members of Congress seem either to have gotten the message that there is considerable support for including a public option in the...
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    Endurance

    Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,     In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;     Some great cause, God's new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight,     Parts...
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    The Declaration of Human Values

    Ok folks, it is time for the second installment of:   THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN VALUES   We the people of the United States of America at this crucial time in History affirm the core consensus values which form...
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    Hah! Schumer to Health Insurers - Pony-Up or Shut Up!

     Yeah ... Chuck's Laying it Out . . . Insurers May Face Fees to Help Fund U.S. Health-Care OverhaulJuly 16 (Bloomberg) -- Insurance companies should use their profits to help fund as much as $100 billion of a landmark...
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    Health Care Monopoly: Request to Investigate

        Good luck with this one . . .From : healthcareforamericanow.org/...private_insurers_consolidate_and_control_pricesSen. Schumer and Health Care for America Now Warn of Private Insurers' Monopolies; Former US Antitrust Official Calls for InvestigationNew Report Shows Mergers Leading to Skyrocketing Premiums; Effective Reform Must...
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    Innocent until proven guilty? Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?

    Two phrases that get tossed around a bit are "Innocent until proven guilty" and "Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt". Of course, these phrases are typically reserved for people we want to defend or people we don't want to believe could be guilty of the crime they're accused of.

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    The case for keeping "single payer health care" off the table

    President Obama has said that if we were starting from scratch, a single payer health care plan would undoubtedly make sense. Yet this assessment is offered, unfortunately, as a roundabout way of explaining why a single payer plan will not...
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    Morning Edition on NPR: Big Health Insurance with no response

    Here's the NPR promo for the segment:Many of the nation's health insurers are opposed to a key part of the Democrats' plan to overhaul health care. Supporters call it the "public option" -- which means the government would offer a...
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    House Summary America's Affordable Health Choice Act: July 14 2009

    For Review . . .America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, SummaryHOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE  SUMMARYThe bill provides quality affordable health care for all Americans and controls health care cost growth. Key provisions of the bill being...
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    America: Are We Really that Exceptional?

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE America: Are We Really that Exceptional? Well, there's that arrogant, xenophobic, and divisive phrase again - "American Exceptionalism." President Obama is being roundly criticized by many conservatives for refusing to go around the...
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    KEEPING SECRETS

    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz said Tuesday she doesn't believe her father did anything wrong in connection with a secret CIA operation that officials have said was designed to capture and kill al-Qaida figures. Asked directly...
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    July 14 2009: Democratic Leaders Introduce America's Affordable Health Choice Act

    Home Publications Reports Democratic Leaders Introduce America's Affordable Health Choice Act Democratic Leaders Introduce America's Affordable Health Choice Act Publications July 14, 2009 On July 14, 2009, House Democratic leaders introduced the America's Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009.  The...
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    The Fight for Health Care, Part 2 - My Man Stupak takes 'em on

    In my last post I tried to shine light on the abuses of the health insurance industry by highlighting Bill Moyers' Journal conversation with Wendell Potter about their efforts to keep the American people from knowing how universally acceptable Universal...
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    INTO THE BERESHIT: NOAH

     Origin of the Neophilim:  When men began to multiply on earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of heaven saw how beautiful the daughters of man were and so they look for their wives as many of...

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