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An Old Timer from the Good Old Cafe Daze Checks Again

Wow! This is absolutely amazing. If any of the old, old timers are left that remember me, HOWDY! It's been so long that I fear some have crossed the threshold of the hammered bracelet (the asteroid belt in current terms) and...
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I'm Goin Sailing

This messed up joint has lost something in the translation. Maybe let it settle in and come back a month or two to see if things have worked themselves out. ~OGD~...
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Hillary: And the Leverage of the Health Care Industry

   Viola . . ."If you sleep with dogs you'll wake up with fleas..."How Hillary Won Over the Health-Care IndustryBy Susannah Meadows - NewsweekSep 17, 2007 - 3:44:19 PMThey were an army of two: Harry and Louise, those middle-aged, middle-class...
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The "TPM Two-Holer" at the Café

~ This Two-Holer page is designed specifically for any and all of those cafe denizens here in our presence who wish to dump whatever they damn well please from locations in other ongoing discussion threads, that's deemed a bunch...
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Warrior Joe and the Boots on the Ground: "When are we going to get out of here?"

~Geez ... At least he was dressed to look the part.I hope he had plenty of sunscreen . . .Read on . . .BAGHDAD, Iraq - Spc. David Williams, 22, of Boston, Mass., had two note cards in his pocket...
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The State of the Nation's Health ... by Maggie Mahar

From an article in the Dartmouth Medicine Magazine in the Spring of 2007 The State of the Nation's Health The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation. Does that money buy what it should? Not according...
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One Soldier's First Hand Opinion on the News Coverage

~ Here at the cafe, there has been much bandwidth used and keystrokes struck related to complaints of the news coverage or lack thereof of the ground truth from Iraq. Following is one lone soldier's personal take from his first...
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The TPM "Apologists for the Scumbags" ... the MSM and Valerie Plame

~ Small snippets of press and pundit quotes related to the previous status of Valerie Wilson Plame: Washington Post editorial: “The trial has provided…no evidence that she was, in fact, covert.” [Washington Post, 3/7/07]Mort Kondracke: “I frankly don’t think since...
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Valerie Wilson to Appear Before Waxman Committee!

~ Coming March 16No telling what's going to shake out during the hearing. What with the Wilson civil suit pending, in addition to that which the CIA affords Ms. Wilson to speak openly about in relationship to her past CIA employment,...
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Cooked Intel & Torture Abuse: So the 'Stovepipe' Stops Where?

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Today, on the normal Friday news-dump, the latest findings come out of the inspector general's office of the Pentagon claiming "...that prewar intelligence work at the Pentagon, including a contention that the CIA had underplayed the likelihood...


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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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