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Feb 19, 2006
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Think About
Location: United States
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"Witnessing the Bush administration's drive for an attack on Iran is like being a passenger in a car with a raving drunk at the wheel. Reports of impending doom surfaced a year ago, but now it's official: under orders from Vice President Cheney's office, the Pentagon has developed 'last resort' aerial-assault plans using long-distance B2 bombers and submarine-launched ballistic missiles with both conventional and nuclear weapons.

How ironic that the Pentagon proposes using nuclear weapons on the pretext of protecting the world from nuclear weapons. Ironic also that Iran has complied with its obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, allowing inspectors to 'go anywhere and see anything,' yet those pushing for an attack, the USA and Israel, have not."



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Posted: Feb 19, 2006 1:06am
Feb 11, 2006
 
No single solution can meet our society's future energy needs. The answer lies instead in a family of diverse energy technologies that share a common thread: they do not deplete our natural resources or destroy our environment.


Renewable energy technologies tap into natural cycles and systems, turning the ever-present energy around us into usable forms. The movement of wind and water, the heat and light of the sun, heat in the ground, the carbohydrates in plants—all are natural energy sources that can supply our needs in a sustainable way. Because they are homegrown, renewables can also increase our energy security and create local jobs.

Please check it out: http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/renewable_energy_basics/

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Posted: Feb 11, 2006 2:43am
Feb 10, 2006
The Medicare Rights Center translates lessons learned in its direct service and education work into recommendations for how to make Medicare work better for the people it serves. Follow the links below to learn more about MRC’s positions on key Medicare issues.


Medicare for Americans with Disabilities
People with disabilities should be able to get the health coverage they need through Medicare.


Mental Health Care
Medicare should cover outpatient mental health care at 80 percent of its approved rate, as Medicare does for all other outpatient medical services and the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit formulary should be improved to include coverage of much-needed mental health drugs.


Access to Prescription Drugs
Americans should have access to affordable prescription drugs.


Consumer Education
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should ensure that consumers can access counseling and assistance to help them make important health care coverage decisions.


Uninsured Older Adults
Adults ages 55-64 should be able to purchase health care coverage through Medicare.

Some interesting facts: http://www.medicarerights.org/maincontentpolicyfastfacts.html

Source: http://www.medicarerights.org/policyframeset.html

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Posted: Feb 10, 2006 12:46am
Feb 5, 2006
                                                    Thin Soup - Reheated

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"We will build the prosperity of our country by strengthening our economic leadership in the world," Bush said. No mention of median incomes dropping every year of his presidency, or of the 71 percent increase in average health care premiums American families have shouldered since he took office. No mention of the 14-cent hike in the price of a gallon of gas announced last week. No mention of the national savings rate going negative for the first time in history even as the Fed raised rates, hiking the cost of debt.

"Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy," he said. "Here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil …" Bush proposed new tax credits and an "Advanced Energy Initiative -- a 22 percent increase in clean-energy research" -- laudable ideas if not for the fact that the same promises have turned into giveaways for the energy industry throughout his presidency. This, a day after Exxon  announced that it had turned an all-time record profit in 2005.

He told the American people, 46 million of whom are uninsured, that their problem was too much insurance, and that he would beef up his  Health Savings Accounts proposal. He said it even as seniors are in a gray revolt, trying to figure out how to maintain coverage under the prescription drug benefit, his last health care scheme.

After five years running the country, without a single policy he could point to that hasn't turned out to be a failure, George Bush has only one thing left to say: "My presidency is finished."

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Posted: Feb 5, 2006 12:05am
Feb 3, 2006
Focus: Corporate Responsibility
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
  
The Union of Concerned Scientists Action Center makes it easy for you to communicate directly with the people currently making critical decisions that affect our planet. TAKE ACTION TODAY to ensure that these policy makers get timely, accurate information to help them make decisions that will protect and improve the health and safety of our environment globally, nationally and in communities throughout the United States.

Check it out and help out:
http://ucsaction.org/ucsaction/home.html

P.S.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2006 12:23am
Feb 2, 2006
Bush Don’t Know Jack?

  Jack Abramoff

Who is Jack Abramoff?: http://www.thinkprogress.org/abramoff#abramoff

P.S.
Millions of senior citizens are failing to get basic medicine under the new Republican Medicare drug plan, a $500 billion monstrosity written to benefit drug companies and the HMO/insurance industry…and states are having to pick up the tab, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Oil companies like Exxon-Mobil are making record, profits -- $10.7 billion for Exxon-Mobil in just the last quarter of 2005 -- while you pay record prices for gas and heating oil… yet the energy bill passed by Congress last year delivers billions in taxpayer subsidies to these same oil companies.

Help "Clean Up Washington":
http://www.cleanupwashington.org/
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Posted: Feb 2, 2006 12:10am
Jan 30, 2006

U.S. Constitution: Fourth Amendment

Amendment - Search and Seizure

Amendment Text:

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.

 
"Bill Of Rights" ( The first ten amendments to the Constitution): http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html


Let Freedom Ring,



P.S.

“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

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Posted: Jan 30, 2006 12:32am
Jan 29, 2006
Polls Show Many Americans are Simply Dumber Than Bush

Jan. 29, 2006

President Bush's State of the Union address

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"Two recent polls, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll and a New York Times/CBS News poll, indicate why Bush is getting away with impeachable offenses. Half of the US population is incapable of acquiring, processing and understanding information.

It is extraordinary that anyone would think Americans are safer as a result of Bush invading two Muslim countries and constantly threatening two more with military attack. The invasions and threats have caused a dramatic swing in Muslim sentiment away from the US.

Prior to Bush's invasion of Iraq, a large majority of Muslims had a favorable opinion of America. Now only about 5 percent do.

And now with the triumph of Hamas in the Palestinian election, we see the total failure of Bush's Middle Eastern policy. Bush has succeeded in displacing secular moderates from Middle Eastern governments and replacing them with Islamic extremists. It boggles the mind that this disastrous result makes Americans feel safer!

Americans need desperately to understand that 95 percent of all Muslim terrorists in the world were created in the past three years by Bush's invasion of Iraq.

The total lack of rationality and competence in the White House and the inability of half of the US population to acquire and understand information are far larger threats to Americans than terrorism.

America has become a rogue nation, flying blind, guided only by ignorance and hubris. A terrible catastrophe awaits."

-By Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at: paulcraigroberts@yahoo.com

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Posted: Jan 29, 2006 3:01am
Jan 28, 2006
If you cannot decipher anything, then try pulling the corner of your eyes as if you were Chinese.
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Posted: Jan 28, 2006 3:05am
Jan 27, 2006
                                                              
And who will tell the people
that free speech is a ruse;
The corporations run the country
and then they make the news.
Is it media or mind control
heroic victories or crime?
Who will tell the people...
that we are living in these times.

~Song by Willie Nelson


"George Orwell wrote that people who neither read nor ask questions will ultimately lose all desire to question 'Big Brother.' What is so frightening as we descend into the new world order fascism is not that we no longer read -- it's that we no longer can read.

Researchers estimate as many as 30 million Americans -- many of them college graduates -- cannot read. They're unable to comprehend news stories or even instructions. They said they were 'stunned,' but could offer no explanation for the steep drop in literacy. I don't know what's more depressing -- that Americans can't read or, after studying the phenomenon, researchers lack the critical skills to discern why."

-Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites. Contact her at: rsamples@sirinet.net. © 2005 Sheila Samples

Source: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11684.htm
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