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Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 03:54 PM PST

HELP HUNGRY HAITIANS

by cosa nostradamus

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CHILDREN DYING OF STARVATION 700 MILES FROM MIAMI

HURRICANES, FLOODS, WORLD FOOD CRISIS DEPRIVE HAITIANS OF SUSTENANCE

Your Neighbor Needs Your Help. Please Send Money To The Agencies Listed Below

As in the Irish Famines of the 1840's, this is not about a shortage of food. The U.S. has plenty of food, just as the English did back then. The English simply chose not to share it with their "tenants," the Irish farmers who continued to work on English-owned farms in Ireland growing plenty of food even after their own staple, potatoes, was wiped out by a blight. The English went on eating while their neighbors starved. Some people, hunh?.

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PALIN SAYS SHE WILL BE A 'MAVERICK" EVEN AGAINST "MAVERICK" JOHN MCCAIN

PALIN SAYS SHE WILL NOT BE BOUND BY MCCAIN'S POLICIES WHEN HE DIES

YOUTUBE
"2008 Vice Presidential Debate: If Or When John McCain Drops Dead?"
You heard it here first. OK, second.

YOUTUBE: CNN
"VP Debate: Sarah Palin Seeks Expanded VP Powers as Cheney Did"
Word for word.

Palin Has Big Plans For Her New Super-Vice-Presidency. But What Are They?

In yesterday's first, last and only 2008 Campaign Vice Presidential Debate (after she promised never to answer media questions again), sticking to the Bush-Cheney policy of shredding the Constitution and destroying the balance of powers it provides, wing-nut Sarah Palin just declared that she will go beyond even Dick Cheney in grabbing power and defying the law of the land. She also refused to commit to carrying out McCain's platform when she takes over his office upon his death, which may be imminent. She has her own agenda.

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THE PRICE OF TEA IN CHINA, THE PRICE OF GAS IN IOWA
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WHAT'S THAT GOT TO DO WITH MCBUSH POLICY ON ISRAEL, IRAN, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN?

DUBYA DETERMINED TO HIT $200/BBL, $6/GAL BEFORE HE GOES

It's A Family Thing: He Promised His Daddy & His Friends

What rational reason could the United States have for attacking Iran, at this point?

Or Iraq, in the first place?

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PTSD PLUS ANTI-SMOKING DRUG EQUALS 41 SUICIDES

McBUSH VA KNEW DRUG WAS LINKED TO SUICIDE

Veterans Administration Never Told Test Subjects Drug Might Cause Suicide

Just when you think George "Dubya" Bush couldn't possibly sink any lower, you read this. Your tax dollars are being used by your government to experiment on soldiers who came home from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, formerly known as Combat Fatigue, previously called Shell-Shock.

[Crossposted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus]

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AND WHY DOESN'T ANYBODY KNOW?

SHIT HAPPENS. DID IT HAPPEN ON OUR TOMATOES?

The Real Question Is, How Can FOUR U.S. Gov't. Agcy's STILL Not Know, After Almost A Week? The Politics Of Food Safety:

CDC
Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
Salmonellosis
"Salmonella live in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals, including birds. Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. "

We all know that big business and their lackeys in the Republican Administration don't give a shit about public health. These are the people who mass-marketed you tobacco, alcohol, sugar-water, fast food, polyunsaturated fats, and even baby food with no food in it at all, just chemicals. And babies were their business, their only business.

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Fri Jun 06, 2008 at 07:40 AM PDT

BURMA: THE SYSTEM WORKS

by cosa nostradamus

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MILLIONS SUFFER, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS DIE, THE JUNTA CONTINUES HOLDING OFF RELIEF EFFORTS

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN? WHAT'S WRONG? HOW DO WE FIX IT?

First We Have To Understand: The System Works

It just doesn't work for us. The system works for those who own it and control it. That's not you or me, or any Burmese peasants. The system is working really well for the Myanmar Junta, the other "sovereign" governments who are taking part in this disaster, and the corporations worldwide who support and direct the activities of those governments. They're all eating very well, thank you. They have no problem getting medical care, or shelter. The price of energy is fine with them as long as it keeps getting higher. Everything is going just swimmingly.


[Companies STILL doing business with the Junta in Myanmar]


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MILITARY DICTATORS STILL STEALING FOOD

WHAT LITTLE THEY ALLOW IN, ANYWAY

ASEAN Nations Do Nothing; The West is Impotent; China Is Willfully Blind


"Let Them Eat Frogs"

It's been over a month now since Cyclone Nargis swept across much of Burma. Initial reports said tens of thousands of lives had been lost. Now it's hundreds of thousands. Not because of cruel Nature; because of far more cruel Mankind.

The corrupt, incompetent, brutal, repressive, violent, psychotic leaders of this Southeast Asian nation have managed to keep out millions of dollars, tons of food, clothing, housing & medical supplies, plus aid workers from just across their own borders and around the world, all while their people are dying en masse.
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How important is sovereignty?

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WRITE THEM TODAY: "TELL HILLARY IT'S OVER"

She Still Thinks She Can Win Something

No matter what we lose.

We're tired of losing. We're tired of the Democratic Party's tired old bosses letting a tiny minority of right-wing fundamentalist gun-toting corporatista racist sexist classist homophobic trash run out lives, our world. Hey, "Bosses," we finally found a good candidate, a great candidate, without your help. Now get out of his way. Get out of our way. We have a country to rebuild.

For those who aren't paying attention:
Hillary has not conceded.
She is in fact still campaigning today.
Her people are harassing Obama supporters, delegates & superdelegates, trying to switch their votes.
So, no, it ain't over.
And stopping Hillary from dividing us is neither  a waste of time nor divisive.
It is the very opposite, and it needs to be done now.
We're the only ones who can do it.
There will be NO moving on until we do.
It is Hillary who needs to move on. Now.
Make it so.

Click HERE for their addresses.

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What is Mrs. Clinton holding out for?

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"It ain't over till it's over." So, tell your Superdelegates it's over, already. Tell them to tell the Clinton campaign it's over. We've got a Party to unite, a Convention to organize, a campaign to wage, an election to win, and a country to save.

The Superdelegates need to make it clear that there will be no demos, no floor fights, no chaos at the Convention. They need to put a stop to all that right now. Tell them that.

We all need to Move On by this Friday, 6 June 2008. All the Primaries will be over by then. All the votes will have been counted. It's time for the grown-ups to speak up, and call it a day.

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How do you feel about this race right now?

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RIGHT-WING AUSTRALIAN CALLS FOR U.S. CANDIDATE'S ASSASSINATION

LIZ TROTTA, MOUTHPIECE, PUTS OUT THE HIT WITH A SMILE

Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?

Read all about it.

Fuxsnooze Outdoes Itself With Open Call to "Shoot The Nigger"

"and now we have what ... uh...some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama ...uh..um..Obama [after being prompted by the FNC anchor]....well both if we could [laughing]" LIZ TROTTA, FOX NEWS

In all fairness, I felt it was important to investigate this quote, and its' author. A longer version of the video is available on KOS's site.

"FoxNews Jokes About Obama Being Assassinated"

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WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

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MYANMAR JUNTA DELAYS CYCLONE RELIEF EFFORT

WEST THREATENS, CAJOLES, BRIBES, BARGES IN

Only One Country Has Influence With Burma Generals

Today a few hundred aid workers with the Myanmar Red Cross and the UN World Food Programme are working in the disaster areas of Burma. But a massive effort needs to be mounted to clear & repair hundreds of roads, bridges, airstrips, waterways, and get help where it is needed. Literally millions of people are homeless, hungry, dehydrated, sick and dying, a full week after the 120mph hurricane & 12-foot tidal surge swept across much of Burma. It will take thousands of experts in all fields of disaster relief years to begin to put Burma back together again.  But the work has been stalled by the brutal, corrupt, incompetent government of Myanmar.

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MYANMAR JUNTA DIDDLES WHILE BURMESE DIE

IF EVER THERE WERE A CASE FOR REGIME CHANGE . . .

Generals Intent Upon Profiting From Disaster

The Myanmar Junta refuse to allow foreign aid workers in, demanding money instead, those Burmese Army thugs who run that country by brute force and constant fear. All entreaties have failed. The Franco-American invasion bluff has, if anything, made matters worse by giving the regime an excuse to block entry by foreigners. The Chinese simply don't care what happens in Burma. That leaves it up to us. You and me.
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