Congress Deadlocked Over How To Not Provide Health Care
August 18, 2009
Leaders on both sides of the aisle try to hammer out an agreement on fucking over Americans.
TheOnion – Congress Deadlocked Over How To Not Provide Health Care
WASHINGTON—After months of committee meetings and hundreds of hours of heated debate, the United States Congress remained deadlocked this week over the best possible way to deny Americans health care.
“Both parties understand that the current system is broken,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday. “But what we can’t seem to agree upon is how to best keep it broken, while still ensuring that no elected official takes any political risk whatsoever. It’s a very complicated issue.”
“Ultimately, though, it’s our responsibility as lawmakers to put these differences aside and focus on refusing Americans the health care they deserve,” Pelosi added.
The legislative stalemate largely stems from competing ideologies deeply rooted along party lines. Democrats want to create a government-run system for not providing health care, while Republicans say coverage is best denied by allowing private insurers to make it unaffordable for as many citizens as possible.
“We have over 40 million people without insurance in this country today, and that is unacceptable,” Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said. “If we would just quit squabbling so much, we could get that number up to 50 or even 100 million. Why, there’s no reason we can’t work together to deny health care to everyone but the richest 1 percent of the population.”
“That’s what America is all about,” he added.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) said on Meet The Press that Republicans would never agree to a plan that doesn’t allow citizens the choice to be denied medical care in the private sector.
“Americans don’t need some government official telling them they don’t have the proper coverage to receive treatment,” Boehner said. “What they need is massive insurance companies to become even more rich and powerful by withholding from average citizens the care they so desperately require. We’re talking about people’s health and the obscene profits associated with that, after all.”
Though there remain irreconcilable points, both parties have reached some common ground in recent weeks. Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) point to Congress’ failure to pass legislation before a July 31 deadline as proof of just how serious lawmakers are about stringing along the American people and never actually reforming the health care industry in any meaningful way.
“People should know that every day we are working without their best interests in mind,” Reid said. “But the goal here is not to push through some watered-down bill that only denies health care to a few Americans here and a few Americans there. The goal is to recognize that all Americans have a God-given right to proper medical attention and then make sure there’s no chance in hell that ever happens.”
“No matter what we come up with,” Reid continued, “rest assured that millions of citizens will remain dangerously uninsured, and the inflated health care industry will continue to bankrupt the country for decades.”
Other lawmakers stressed that, while there has been some progress, the window of cooperation was closing.
“When you get into the nuts and bolts of how best not to provide people with care essential to their survival, there are many things to take into consideration,” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said. “I believe we can create a plan for Americans that allows them to not be able to go to the hospital, not get the treatment they need, and ultimately whither away and die. But we’ve got to act fast.”
For his part, President Barack Obama claimed to be optimistic, even saying he believes that a health care denial bill will pass in both houses of Congress by the end of the year.
“We have an opportunity to do something truly historic in 2009,” Obama said to a mostly silent crowd during a town hall meeting in Virginia yesterday. “I promise I will only sign a clear and comprehensive health care bill that fully denies coverage to you, your sick mother, her husband, middle-class Americans, single-parent households, the unemployed, and most importantly, anyone in need of emergency medical attention.”
“This administration is committed to not providing health care,” Obama added. “Not just for this generation of Americans, but for many generations to come.”
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WHY IS GANG OF SIX DECIDING HEALTH CARE FOR THREE HUNDRED MILLION OF US?
By Robert Reich, Huffington Post
Why has it come down to these six? Who anointed them?
Wallace crops VHA doc to falsely suggest Obama administration pressuring vets to end their lives
On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace repeatedly cropped quotes from a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) document to falsely suggest that the Obama administration is pressuring veterans to end their lives prematurely and to accuse Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth of lying about it. In fact, contrary to Wallace’s false assertions, the document he referred to does not require doctors to direct veterans to what conservatives have labeled the “Death Book for Veterans.”
The Upside of Down Times
Saturday, Aug 22, 2009
Special to the Star-Telegram
If the Long Depression of 1873 had never happened, Karl Benz’s first construction supply company might well have been a success; and he might never have gotten desperate enough to take the long shot he did on the automobile. The same supposition could also be true for both Ford and Olds. Independently, surrounded by poverty, each intentionally set out to improve the life of the average person once the downturn had ended.
If history has proven anything, it is the fact that out of the worst times — be it war or economic calamity — something good, possibly revolutionary, will also have emerged when it’s over. Of course, it’s just part of human nature to do our best work and most critical thinking during periods of social upheaval. Threats to survival may simply make a company seek ways to survive, or it may look for more customers by branching out into new areas. But sometimes a visionary will recognize the failures and failings of the past, expose the entrenched bureaucracies that haven’t been able to adapt, and rewire society so that everyone can see the good old days as nothing more than old days and old ways.
For example, the Long Depression of 1873 contributed to the invention of the automobile. That particular depression’s cause and effect most mirrored those of the current economic crisis, in that European banks were lending far too much money indiscriminately; this prompted an unsustainable real estate bubble, which collapsed catastrophically. But in Mannheim, Germany, Karl Benz had launched a workshop with August Ritter; they hoped to supply the construction firms booming at the peak of the real estate bubble. Just after Benz married Berta Ringer the following year, Europe and the world’s economy bit the dust.
So did the Benz family’s. But it was in these impoverished circumstances that Benz, relinquishing his goal of becoming a construction supplier, revisited an old dream he’d had of motorized vehicles.
Can’t Afford It? Make It Yourself!
Realizing that he couldn’t afford to buy the patent rights for the Otto four-stroke engine recently invented in France, Benz set out to build his own internal combustion engine, using what little money he could save each month. There is little doubt that, in spite of their position in life, had Benz been married to anyone but Berta he undoubtedly would have given up his tinkering and instead focused on saving his family financially. But, urged on by his biggest supporter, Berta, he kept working on his dream. It would take five long years to perfect, but his new two-stroke engine roared to life on December 31, 1878.
Even in the ongoing depression Benz’s engine had real commercial value, but to enter into full-scale production he needed bank financing. In order to get it, he was forced to bring in partners of his bankers; they would contribute equity to the company and, the bankers hoped, some stability to their brilliant inventor. That hope would prove unfounded. When Benz casually mentioned to the bankers that in his next invention he would mate his engine to a carriage and create the automobile, they thought he’d gone mad and strongly recommended he be institutionalized.
History has long forgotten the names of his bankers, but Karl Benz’s name lives on. Obviously his bankers, appalled at the idea of making sizable loans for a concept as radical as automobiles for the public, were worried about reliving past financing failures. In these worst of times, Benz was imagining and working toward a better and more productive future.
Inventing Things Must Be Catching in a Crisis
The Panic of 1893 was certainly misnamed, for it too was a full-blown American depression. And once again, what caused it was an economic collapse — again, because an unrealistic bubble had been oversold and over-financed; this bubble burst because America’s railroads had been overbuilt. As may happen with the one we’re living through now, that depression finally ended when a massive increase in government spending revived the economy. Only it wasn’t cash for clunkers or tax rebates that did the trick, it was spending for the Spanish American War of 1898.
Unlike poor Karl Benz, Henry Ford had been made chief engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company of Detroit just as the Panic set in: He had a strong and secure income. But Detroit in that period was not the city that we would recognize today. When serious economic conditions hit in those days, it was not uncommon for despairing parents to send their kids out to play and then move, abandoning them to their fate. Ford’s wife, Clara, often fed the children who knocked on their door, begging for whatever food could be spared; and, like Berta Benz, Clara was her husband’s biggest supporter.
She was also a big help; Ford often sent his wife around to mechanical shops to pick up parts for the motorized vehicle he was building in the shed behind their home. Certainly Ford had a full-time job, but it has been written that he was also embarrassed to ask for the parts he needed on credit — and Clara Ford had no such problem.
On June 6, 1896, Ford drove his first motorized vehicle around the city of Detroit. He barely beat Ransom E. Olds, who had just finished building his own first automobile.
Demand Spurs Supply
So, while the world dealt with not one but two major economic collapses in a 25-year period, these “unstable” visionaries gave the world the automobile. It is fair to say that if the Long Depression of 1873 had never happened, Karl Benz’s first construction supply company might well have been a success; and he might never have gotten desperate enough to take the long shot he did on the automobile. The same supposition could also be true for both Ford and Olds. Independently, surrounded by poverty, each intentionally set out to improve the life of the average person once the downturn had ended.
Likewise, airlines had already been created by the time of the Great Depression, but the uncertain economic times created a boom era for advances in aircraft design. Airlines desperately needed larger aircraft that could be operated safely and economically; their goal was not only to survive but also to change the public’s perception of airline safety. That’s why and how, in one decade, aircraft went from having fabric-covered wings to the threshold of modern, all-metal aircraft — and in 1937 ended up with Frank Whittle’s invention, the jet engine.
Seven years later the B-29 ushered in the pressurized cabin, which meant planes could finally fly above bad weather. Spurred by desperation and inspired by burgeoning innovations around the world, the aircraft industry took only 14 years to get all the critical ingredients of the modern jet aircraft firmly in place.
Remember When We Were Non-PC?
The personal computer came along during America’s three recessions from 1974 – 1975 and went from do-it-yourself creations to the earliest modern computer during our twin recessions in the early eighties.
That eight-year slump also forced automakers around the world, no longer able to make exceptional profits with high styling and low fuel economy, to reconsider the vehicles they were building. Yes, there was legislation forcing higher fuel efficiency, just as legislation in the early seventies had forced automakers to use cleaner engines in automobiles. But it took legislation plus truly dire economic times to force the world’s auto industry into its second great age of engineering.
This is not to say that inventors and corporations don’t improve the average person’s quality of life with brilliant new ideas in good times. They do. But sometimes it does seem as if the things that the average person sees as quantum leaps in technology are born in the worst possible economic times.
Some were already in the process of being created by personal vision and drive; the hard times simply forced their premature birth, as it were. Others were survival moves, prompted by the need to improve reliability, lower costs and expand markets. But maybe some of them came from individuals defying fear: When you’re deep in a financial hole, you don’t have much to lose by going for the big dream. And some people simply hear in crisis the clarion call of a suffering citizenry, and can’t help but rise and find a solution.
For the corporation, the fear might be that things will never get better. CEOs must work out daring, unexpected ways to survive in case good times never return.
The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Dawn
Of course, the good times do return — often to a changed world.
From two depressions we bounced back with automobiles. From a World War we emerged with the modern jet aircraft, microwaves, atomic power and the beginnings of modern trauma medicine. From three major recessions in our lifetime we now have personal computers; and soon we will have trebled the fuel efficiency of our automobiles from just three decades ago.
Sometimes it seems the worse the financial weather, the greater the leaps in technology introduced when the economic sky lightens up.
When the current financial winter warms, one thing is certain: Some things we cherished in the past will be thrown out as old and outdated. As we embrace new technologies, inventions and improvements, we will wonder why no one thought of them earlier.
We often don’t get why an invention that was so obvious once it came to market took so long to get there. It’s because a visionary’s brain sees the problems of today and invents the future.
Ed Wallace is a recipient of the Gerald R. Loeb Award for business journalism, given by the Anderson School of Business at UCLA, and is a member of the American Historical Association. He reviews new cars every Friday morning at 7:15 on Fox Four’s Good Day, contributes articles to BusinessWeek Online and hosts the top-rated talk show, Wheels, 8:00 to 1:00 Saturdays on 570 KLIF. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, and read all of Ed’s work at his own highly respected news site, www.insideautomotive.com .
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Goldman’s new ‘American Socialism Manifesto’
Paul B. Farrell
Marketwatch, August 9th, 2009 4:57 PM
Warning: Behavioral economics means one thing to Wall Street and Washington and something quite different to Main Street. It depends on whether you’re the nudger or nudgee, the manipulator or the manipulated, the guys making lots of money or the folks being scammed.
Average folks erroneously believe behavioral economics helps them. But behavioral nudgers just want to help themselves.
And both political parties are guilty. Behavioral economics is all the rage since the new president hired some academic behaviorists. That also helped the GOP, made average folks forget the former president had his nudgers, too, like former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Moreover, his party recently hired 350 lobbyists, many former Senators and Congressmen, to kill the new guy’s health-care reform.
The truth is, folks, behavioral economics, nudging, manipulation and lobbying, whatever you call it, has been a part of American politics for a long time under many names, though neither party publicly admits their nudging strategies.
Puzzled? Ask yourself: Why is the GOP so aggressively demonizing Obama’s health-care reform as “socialism?” Why? Yes, something smells fishy, especially since the GOP created the biggest “socialized medicine” program ever with Medicare drugs.
Then suddenly the “why” hit me. Here’s why … All the fear-mongering about health-care “socialism” is actually a strategic smoke screen, a brilliant counterattack, a sneaky political cover-up of the GOP’s recent historic takeover of America using taxpayer-funded bailout money against us. Get it? The Right’s making Left turns into “socialism.”
You heard me. In “Bailout Nation,” money manager Barry Ritholtz summarizes this clandestine takeover of the great American democracy, led by Paulson and the Goldman Conspiracy juggernaut. In less than a year America has become “Socialism for the Rich! Capitalism for the Rest,” says Ritholtz.
It all began last October, just before the elections. Paulson, Goldman’s Trojan Horse inside a GOP-controlled White House, moved with the lightning speed of a special-ops team attacking behind enemy lines. Paulson took command of the meltdown, before our clueless Congress knew what happened.
Back then, the Goldman Conspiracy was near bankruptcy as the stock bubble crashed. But Naomi Klein, author of “The Shock Doctrine: Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” warned: “When those bubbles burst” Wall Street’s “ideology becomes a hindrance and goes dormant while big government rides to the rescue.” Klein then predicted: Free-market “ideology will come roaring back when the bailouts are done. The massive debts the public is accumulating to bail out the speculators will then become part of a global budget crisis.”
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi also warned of an attack brewing in “The Big Takeover, how Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution.”
Yes, that “revolution” took less than a year. Except we did not return to the old Reganomics capitalism Klein warned of. Instead, the Goldman Conspiracy created a new American “Socialist-Capitalism.” As Ritholtz aptly describes it, America now has “socialization of risk” [with trillions of toxic bailout debt dumped on taxpayers] versus “privatization of profits” [for Wall Street insiders like the Goldman Conspiracy].
Democracy is dead in Wall Street’s new ‘Socialism for The Rich’
This is a historic government coup: The GOP created a new “American Socialism” that resembles Russia under Putin, with its bizarre blend of socialism plus just enough hint of capitalism to keep a steady flow of kickbacks to a corrupt dictator and his moneyed cronies.
At high levels the game reminds me of Bush looking deep into the Putin’s eyes and getting “a sense of his soul” (the “soul” of a former KGB agent and communist enemy of America?) Just as Bush failed to see the true “soul” of Russia’s boss, Congress and today’s Main Street America cannot see the hidden “soul” of the new “American Socialism” being created by the Goldman Conspiracy, banks and their political pawns.
We’ve written often about the many sides of this takeover. We’ve also reviewed endless critiques in Harper’s, Rolling Stone, New Yorker and others. Here are eight principles for a new “Socialist Manifesto” emerging out of our dying democracy, a profile of the new “American Socialism” that will rule your life … till it self-destructs our way of life:
1. Always elect a figurehead president
Putin skirted term limits by getting Medvedev elected president. Then Putin was appointed party leader and prime minister, the real power behind the throne. That’s one way power stays in power playing the game. Wall Street is a master at playing this game, as the single largest money donor to political campaigns. Donations assure continued control behind an illusion of democracy, where all politicians are mere pawns.
2. Greed is great in the new ‘Socialist-Capitalism’
In his blog, Matt Taibbi asks “what’s wrong” with Goldman’s $3.44 billion second-quarter profits on top of setting aside $11.4 billion for insiders? “What’s wrong is that this is not free-market earnings but an almost pure state subsidy” as Congress steals our tax dollars giving them “to the same guys who had just blown up the financial world.”
3. Too-stupid-to-fail big banks will always get bailed out
In the New Yorker Joe Haggen described their arrogant culture: “The god is Goldman. You subjugate yourself to that god, and in return we will make you a gazillionaire.” But as recently as last fall “not a single Wall Street executive” Haggen interviewed “believed Goldman would have survived an overall collapse of the financial system. A large loss would have been inevitable as lending evaporated, and Goldman Sachs would have struggled to shrink the company to a fraction of its size overnight.”
Taibbi adds: “AIG owed Goldman about $20 billion at the time it went into a death spiral.” Thanks to Paulson’s $13 billion gift, tax dollars went through AIG straight into Goldman’s pockets.
4. Pretend to be a commercial bank, risk like an investment bank
Wall Street still gambles as investment banks. Worse: Taibbi says when Goldman converted they became “eligible for a new program that gives commercial banks FDIC backing for unsecured debt … a free AAA rating to the big banks and allows them access to mountains of cheap money.” No wonder “Goldman took full advantage of this deal, issuing $28 billion in FDIC-backed debt after its conversion. Exactly how hard is it for a bank to make a profit when it has unlimited access to virtually free money?”
5. American taxpayers are Wall Street’s personal piggy bank
Taibbi notes that Goldman got $10 billion TARP money, claims they’re now paid off. But the Treasury still has warrants which Goldman wants to renegotiate below market prices, and the juicy low-interest loans help them increase their profit margin.
6. High-risk leveraging guarantees high-paid insider bonuses
After converting into a commercial bank Reuter’s reported that Wall Street was “taking steps to reduce leverage.” But since then “Goldman has been emboldened by all its state backing to borrow more and gamble more than ever,” says Taibbi. “This is the equivalent of a regular casino gambler who hears that the house has doubled down on his credit line and decides to stay up at the tables all night, instead of going home and sobering up.”
Meanwhile, “Goldman’s VaR, or Value at Risk, which measures the amount of money the bank puts at risk on any given day” has “soared since last year.”
7. Government-approved CIA-style silence hides ‘The Game’
The TARP Inspector General estimates total new debt for all bailout programs will be a staggering $23.7 trillion. But the Fed Chairman refuses to disclose vital information, even to Congress. Bernanke learned that trick from the CIA, so they can’t be audited.
Taibbi warns that taxpayers are stuck with piles of Wall Street’s “worthless crap assets they acquired while they were playing roulette the past 10 years or so. We just have no idea how much crap they unloaded on the Fed, or how much they borrowed.”
8. New laws secure perpetual power for new ‘Socialist Conspiracy’
Wall Street, under the command of the Goldman Conspiracy, can further consolidate power over the American people forever by making sure Congress and the President (no matter which party wins elections) passes other new laws:
Kill the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Kill “public option” competition in the health-care reform. Kill all efforts to revive Glass-Steagall. Pass a “cap and trade” law so Wall Street can start gambling trillions in a new derivatives bubble. Pass laws to guarantee Wall Street’s “too-stupid-to-fail” big banks unlimited access to taxpayer funds in the future, as they’ve enjoyed since October.
Final comment: More demands will naturally follow to empower this banana republic dictatorship disguised as the new “American Socialism.”
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Common Sense 2009
By Larry Flynt
20 Aug 2009
The American government — which we once called our government — has been taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich. They are the ones who decide our fate. It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “economic royalists,” who choose our elected officials — indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government. This was never more obvious than with the Wall Street bailout, whereby the very corporations that caused the collapse of our economy were rewarded with taxpayer dollars
From: CLG News
ICE Criminal Prosecutions Continue to Rise Under Obama
Friday, August 21, 2009
Greetings from TRAC.
The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during May 2009 the government reported 2,147 new prosecutions that had been referred by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is up 18.9% over the previous month. These data suggest that at least through the first five months of the Obama Administration there has been no let up in the increase in criminal prosecutions as a result of ICE’s enforcement activities.
ICE is the largest investigative agency within DHS, which also includes the Border Patrol (BP), the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA), the Secret Service (SS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
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TRAC continues to provide additional free reports on current enforcement trends. Go to
for information on May 2009 convictions and prosecutions in the areas of drugs, white collar crime, immigration, official corruption and more. You can also find free reports on the enforcement activities of selected government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, DHS and DEA.
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Iraq Violence and Occupation
August 20, 2009
As violence in Iraq increases, the Washington Post reports: “U.S. troops could be forced by Iraqi voters to withdraw a year ahead of schedule under a referendum the Iraqi government backed Monday.”
CHRIS HEDGES, email@example.com, http://www.truthdig.com/about/staff/70
LAILA AL-ARIAN, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hedges and Al-Arian are co-authors of the book “Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians.” A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Hedges has written extensively on U.S. policy in Iraq as well as Afghanistan and other critical foreign policy issues. Al-Arian said today: “As the U.S. escalates its war in Afghanistan, let it look no further than Iraq. More than six years after we invaded and destabilized that country, the violence continues unabated, and it’s always the civilians who suffer most. Given the latest violence, there are calls for U.S. troops to reverse their withdrawal from major Iraqi towns and cities. But as U.S. troops themselves have said, as long as the occupation continues, so too will these brutal attacks.”
From: Institute for Public Accuracy
New articles at Iraq Oil Report
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Iraq Oil Report has posted new articles.
Iraqi officials worry oil export terminals are vulnerable with British Navy gone, but Americans assure vital export routes are safe for now.
New articles at Iraq Oil Report
Monday, August 17, 2009 Iraq Oil Report has posted new articles.
UN watchdog over Iraq’s oil revenue says Iraq can take over the job, but worries ministries are lagging in necessary safeguards.
New articles at Iraq Oil Report
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Iraq Oil Report has posted new articles.
Interview: Sabah Shabeeb al-Sa’idi
Top Oil Ministry official negotiates contracts, talks to Iraq Oil Report about
the BP deal for Rumaila, gives details of the second bidding round process and
contract, and hints at the Nassiriya winner.
Kurdish opposition points to potential rapprochement with Baghdad.
Op-Ed: Why Kurdish Media Must Reform
The recent election in Iraqi Kurdistan ushered in a new era for the region’s
media, posing fresh challenges for news organisations, the government and the
Black Basrawis claim discrimination
Descendents of slaves say they want more political rights.
National Security Archive Update, August 20, 2009 – The Mexican Army and the 1997 Acteal Massacre
Breaking the Silence:
The Mexican Army and the 1997 Acteal Massacre
For more information contact:
Kate Doyle – kadoyle@gwu
In Guatemala (until Monday, August 24): 502 4408-9899
New York office: 646-613-1440, ext. 238
Washington, DC, August 20, 2009 – As Mexicans debate last week’s Supreme Court ruling vacating the conviction of 20 men for the Acteal massacre, newly declassified documents from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency describe the Mexican Army’s role in backing paramilitary groups in Chiapas at the time of the killings. The secret cables confirm reporting about military support for indigenous armed groups carrying out attacks on pro-Zapatista communities in the region and add important new details. They also revive a question that has lingered for almost 12 years: when will the Army come clean about its role in Acteal?
Mientras los mexicanos debatían sobre el dictamen de la Suprema Corte la semana pasada, que anula la condena de 20 hombres por la masacre de Acteal, documentos recién desclasificados de la Agencia de Inteligencia de la Defensa (DIA según sus siglas en inglés) de EU describen el papel del Ejército en el apoyo a los grupos paramilitares en Chiapas, al momento de los asesinatos. Los cables secretos confirman los reportes sobre el apoyo militar a los grupos indígenas armados que llevaron a cabo ataques contra comunidades pro zapatistas de la región y añaden importantes detalles nuevos. También reviven un asunto que ha estado latente por casi 12 años: ¿cuándo dirá la Sedena la verdad sobre su papel en Acteal?
Please visit the National Security Archive Web site for more information.
And now for the important news ….
By Argus Hamilton
The NFL issued stadium drinking rules Friday limiting fans to two twenty-ounce beers, or two six-ounce glasses of wine, or two shots of hard liquor. This is outrageous. Health care reform hasn’t even been passed yet and already it’s led to rationing.
three thousand words
Stephens Media Group
Aug 24, 2009
Bill Day: obama is a racist
Steve Benson: pot calling the kettle whacked