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Able to fly long long distances when the weather turns sour. Appear as if by magic paddling out of the tall reeds when the bottom-feeders in the pond attempt to raise their ugly heads at the surface.
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"Always try and keep what's real near..." (that's sarcasm...)
Older than dirt ... Road shotgun for Abram out of the Land of Ur.


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Clinton Seeks Shift on China and Stresses Engagement

February 14, 2009By MARK LANDLERSignaling a new, more vigorous approach to China, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton declared Friday that the United States had nothing to fear from an economically ascendant Beijing and that it would press Chinese leaders...
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$787B Stim Bill - 246 Yea 183 Nay 1 Present

And the bill HR-1 has passed. . .And of course not one obstructionist from the right side of the aisle voted for the bill.~OGD~...
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"We Didn't Lift a Finger" -- HR 676 Congressional Caucus Reception

Well worth the view . . .I have posted this presentation as reminder of what folks have been doing over the past year related to the support of the Conyers bill.Greg Junemann, (IFPTE.org) speaks on single payer health care and...
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Draft? Or Longneck Bottle?

Set 'em up bartender...~OGD~...
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No Protection and Dying Because of It

If you had woke up one morning back in 2006 and read the morning news with the following headline, would it get your attention?Yearly Death Toll in US Now Stands at 22,000What would you be thinking if the story was...
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Leahy: "You get the brushes, I've got the whitewash"

Sure . . . this'll do it . . .Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy called for a truth commission to investigate the previous eight years of the George W. Bush administration. "One path to that goal would be...
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Influence & Lobbying Congressional Committees Health

This is where the sausage begins to be made and the influence of lobbying go related to the Health Industries. From OpCongressional Committees House Energy and Commerce Committee 110th Congress (2008 cycle): Overview Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich), Chairman (Note:...
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Dr. Aaron's Obama-Biden Health Care Discussion Video

For general info . . .The following video was provided at YouTube by TPM Cafe member Dr. Aaron Roland. I am not sure if he had posted a link to this previously around the Cafe  but I think it should...
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President's Weekly Address February 7, 2009 "Compromise"

Repeating what the public needs to understand . . .Saturday, February 7th, 2009 at 5:00 am Compromise There was bad news and then there was good news. Yesterday we learned that in January, the country suffered its largest one-month job loss in 34 years....
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Who really Carries the Book in the White House Office of Health Reform?

Head's up folks . . .I had posted this as a comment over in Desidero's Dean discussion blog thread. I notice that only one Cafe member, Hillarym99 took note of this in that thread. I think it's something everyone who...


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