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National Governors Assoc. ... Health & Human Services Video

For your general information . . .This forum was held yesterday, Sunday February 22, 2009.Bookmark the link to my blog here if you don't currently have 1 hour and 24 minutes to view this forum. Health Care Reform (C-SPAN) Format:...
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Intelligence Squared: Three Part Universal Health Debate

For you general information . . . With Comments DisabledFor info:About Intelligence Squared DebatesThere is a twelve-part video after the debate lead in. It's 90 minutes in length.So for those of you who have the ability to concentrate longer than...
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Comments Saved from Health Debate

25 Comments Wow! 58% in favor of Universal Coverage! I love it. Thanks OGD! I'm going to go back and check the ones I didn't watch. This is good stuff. I love the one where the guy says that...
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Fightin' Fire with Fire???

Come on baby light my fire . . .Wowzer ... Posted specifically for our Cafe friend Saladin upon Saladin's request.How times have changed ... eh? Even for ol' Harry and Louise.~OGD~...
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Reinvestment Act Signed -- Next: Obama Housing Plan to Cut Mortgage Payments

Wasting no time . . .Housing Plan to Cut MortgagePayments, Stem ForeclosuresBloomberg--snippet--U.S. President Barack Obama will today outline an estimated $50 billion plan to stem a surge in home foreclosures that will subsidize cuts in mortgage payments for millions of...
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Why Do Canadien Banks Remain More Vibrant than The U.S.???

.Well Duh . . .T-I-G-H-T-E-R   G-O-V-E-R-N-M-E-N-T   R-E-G-U-L-A-T-I-O-N ???Obama compliments Canadian regulation--snippet--The World Economic Forum said recently Canada had the soundest financial system in the world, with a rating of 6.8 out of 7.Toronto-Dominion Bank economist Craig Alexander said regulation force...
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Tocqueville on Socialism

Tocqueville on Socialism Translated by RONALD HAMOWY* Translator's Note: In February, 1848, the July Monarchy of Louis Philippe was overthrown, and the Second French Republic established. The new republic believed that the unemployment problem which was plaguing Paris could be...
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From Liberty Fund Books

About Our Logo The cuneiform inscription that serves as our logo and a design element in Liberty Fund books is the earliest-known written appearance of the word "freedom" (amagi), or "liberty." It is taken from a clay document written about...
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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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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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