The title of the House committee report sums up what happened: “Die or Give Up Trying: How Poor Contractor Performance, Government Mismanagement and the Erosion of Quality Controls Denied Thousands of Disabled Veterans Timely and Accurate Retroactive Retired Pay Awards.”
SUV drivers made to park at the back of the store like black people on buses!
Government fueled alarmism about global warming - which has not occurred in the last 10 years nor will it occur in the next 10 years - is accelerating the creation of new forms of malthusian control over our lives, with the ultimate goal of identifying those who don’t submit to the whims of the climate cult as second class citizens and enforcing a new manifestation of 1950’s style segregation.
Yes, the dark twins of mortgage finance dominated the news over the weekend. Every financial page covered the story. One story reported that the government was mounting a rescue operation. Another said the Fed had opened its discount window to them. Another had the U.S. Treasury Secretary denying that they needed any extraordinary assistance. Still another explained how they got into such a mess.
Americans were revolted by the images from a Humane Society video of cows at a meat packing plant being abused with electric prods and even dragged by tractors because they were too weak or sick to stand up. The outrage grew as parents learned that meat from the Hallmark/Westland plant in California had gone into lunches served by the federal School Lunch Program across the country. Our children deserve better.
A single Article of Impeachment of President Bush, which alleges that Mr. Bush sent the nation to war under the false pretenses, will be brought to the floor of the House this afternoon, July 15, 2008. Its sponsor, U.S. Representative Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), will rise to refer the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary. Kucinich has long been pressing for Impeachment hearings. He previously introduced 35 articles relating to President Bush and three articles relating to the Vice President Cheney.
In approving a master plan for transgenic crops late on Wednesday, the State Council said it aimed to shore up the country's sustainable agricultural development, Xinhua news agency reported.
Look at the $$$$$$ signs in their eyes!
Cindy McCain, whose fortune from her father's beer distributor has helped fund her husband's political career, stands to get even wealthier once iconic American brewery Anheuser-Busch Cos. is sold to a Belgian company.
Well, we didn't see this coming. It turns out that breasts can be a source of power. Er, wait. That they can generate power, and in a number of ways.
The humble tomato could be a suitable carrier for an oral vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease, according to HyunSoon Kim from the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) in Korea and colleagues from Digital Biotech Inc. and the Department of Biological Science at Wonkwang University.
The WORLD BANK urges more focus on contraception, says more emphasis is needed on family planning issues in poor countries, citing new data that showed 51 million unplanned pregnancies occur because women lack access to contraceptives.
In 2007, tucked away behind the headlines, a number of news stories quietly filtered through discussing the latest developments in the privatisation of asylum control and administration. Compared to the sensationalist rhetoric of asylum seekers as scroungers, cheats, liars, and criminals such developments rarely provoke much attention.
Little by little, our Constitution is being flushed down the toilet...
George W. Bush, The Decider, who has since 9/11 decided what rights you are entitled to keep, what laws he will or will not obey, and whether you will be protected by these words of the Constitution:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” He has decided... you no longer have the right to be protected by the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution. ~ SadInAmerica
Rumor is circulating that the House leader, Nancy Pelosi, is making a play to put Karl Rove above the law. Reportedly she is saying he should not be held in contempt for refusing to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.
Frequent users of cellular phones develop tumors of the parotid gland 50 percent more often than less frequent users, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
I previously blogged the release of John McCain's 2006 and 2007 tax returns. The Daily Kos asks why McCain has not reported any gambling gains on Line 21, or gambling losses on Line 28, Schedule A, of his Form 1040, given widespread press reports that he is a frequent gambler at casinos who wagers thousands of dollars per trip. If the press reports are accurate, it is hard to imagine that McCain would not have won at least $600 on some occasions and received a Form W-G: ~ by Paul L. Caron
The American Medical Association has agreed to support proposed legislation that, some physicians say, could make make having a planned birth in one’s home difficult, to virtually impossible.
AMSTERDAM - World Bank President Robert Zoellick said on Saturday he expected food prices to remain above 2004 levels until at least 2012 and energy prices would also remain high and volatile.
He repeated that with food and fuel prices in a "danger zone" there was a need for $10 billion to provide food and cash handouts for the world's poorest.
Soaring oil and food prices have fuelled inflation across the globe at the same time as economies slow, posing a sharp dilemma for lawmakers.
15-20,000 People Marched on Washington DC in a show of mass grass-root's support for Ron Paul's Message of Liberty and Dedication to the US Constitution! In his Speech Dr. Ron Paul encouraged everyone to march in St Paul, Minnesota on Sept 2nd in conjunction with the Republican Convention. ~ VIDEO
Watching Wall Street and the American real-estate market crumble over the past 10 months has not inspired great confidence in our wonderful free-market economy or the land pirates who run it. As someone who recently wrestled with the causes and consequences of the Great Depression, I find the current economic shipwreck not merely spooky but downright terrifying.
The Sunday Times of London reported this weekend that "President George W. Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down." The Times report quoted a senior Pentagon official as its source.
One is a former beauty queen. Another is a business icon. Others are governors, senators and diplomats. All of them are women. The race is now on for both John McCain and Barack Obama to choose a running mate and - call it the Hillary legacy - speculation is running wild that either, or even both, candidates will pick a woman.
Snow was known for his animated style, as seen in his last White House news conference in 2007.
By Definition the FISA 'Compromise' Fully Completes the Transformion of the U.S. Into a POLICE STATE!
On Wednesday, the US Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation permitting government spying, including giving immunity to telecommunications companies involved in secret domestic surveillance programs. With the stroke of George W. Bush’s pen, the US is now a police state by definition.