In the 1980’s our nation gave weapons, training and financial support to Osama Bin Laden. The Russians left Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden gained influence and prestige. Our fear of the expansion of Communism gave Al Queada what was needed to grow into the terrorist organization that attacked us on September 11, 2001.
Why do rich people think poor people do not want to live just as much as rich people do? Being alive is a gift that no one has the right to take from you. You have the right to keep your self respect and do WHATEVER you have to do to stay alive. If people will not let you work for food then you get food enough to stay alive however you can get it and if you squeeze a person hard enough he will fight back no matter how poor he is. As a matter of fact he is poor enough that jail is a good life. You are never free till you have nothing else to lose.
Health officals in Bomi County, Liberia have released eleven patients who were being treated for the Ebola virus. Health Officer, Dr. Gorbee Logan said that these patients presented themselves to health officals when the first symptoms of the disease appeared. He said that prompt treatment was key to their survival from the disease.
I found this notice in the All Africa Times reported on October 6, 2014, and paraphrased it here.
If ever you aren’t sure why elections matter, just take a look at our court system. Earlier this week, three judges – all appointed by Democrats – stood up for voting rights in North Carolina. Only days earlier, the most conservative members of the Supreme Court issued a stay to slash early voting in Ohio.
The Hong Kong police are using the "softly softly" strategy after first trying the tear gas strategy. Not everybody has a plan b.
Pharmaceuticals are making a killing from excessive charges for cancer drugs that only extend a person's life on the average of only about 1 month. The program showed how one drug cost over $100,000/ year while another drug which is just as effective, and had fewer adverse side effects, cost only about $50,000 a few years ago. Now, because of the demand for the less expensive drug, they jacked the prices up to over $100,000. Also, they said that Social Security is locked in, by law, to having to pay what the pharmaceuticals charge.
Nikita Khrushchev, after winning his seat as the Soviet Party Chief, accused Josef Stalin of massacre, torture of children, and a personal reign of terror, and in the process killing millions in a sensational speech in a hall behind closed doors at a party congress.
I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Recently, I was sent a link by a reader to our town's newspaper and an "endorsement" interview for the office of school board. What was unique was the fact the interview was filmed and posted on the newspaper's website, under it's "Opinion" section, and what's more, the narrator conducting the interview provided the name of everyone present, including those on the Editorial Board. Now, why that may not sound like a big deal, it is, in fact, quite a big deal for us.
Maybe what's wrong with George is the same thing "wrong" with a certain sociopathic, paranoid, portion of America public who wants attention, to always be in the limelight, no matter how bad that attention is? And who thinks every government agency is out to get them? Maybe part of the problem is right wing talkers keep pumping up such paranoia?
Will Democrats ever live down O’bama’s defrauding voters with his campaign, as well as his criminal disregard for the 99%?
Not in this house!
WHOLLY SHIT: EPA$ to approve Dow Chemical’s “Enlist Duo” herbicide that contains active ingredient in AGENT ORANGE.
This from the Center for Food Safety:
“There is profound anger and frustration at the degree to which big money is playing a mammoth roll in the political process today. Every day you read about the Koch brothers and other organizations who are pouring more money into Washington trying to buy the United States. They are trying to buy the Senate, they already own the Congress to a significant degree. It speaks to the absolute disaster of the right wing Supreme Court decision of Citizens United. The
Saudi Arabia has just awarded the Islamic State (IS) a gold plated, mechanized, suitably engraved guillotine in recognition of the Islamic State’s massive, ongoing purchase of arms and vehicles from the Saudi’s traffickers and dealers.