Global Death Panel: America?

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A new study in the British medical Journal Lancet finds that men in Iceland and women in Cyprus have the lowest risk of dying worldwide. And where is America? 49th for women and 45th for men behind Peru, Chile and Libya. Our screwed up - but hugely profitable for a few guys like Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of United Healthcare, who earned more than $700 million for five years work - health care system is leading Americans to an early death, and nothing significant about it will change for years unless people in individual states rise up and start single payer health care systems.

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The Real Carbon “Monster” Revealed

Another day, another stupid assault on the truth by the fossil fuel industry and its paid lackeys. In a recent op-ed for the New York Post, Tom Harris, the executive director of the so-called International Climate Science Coalition -- an organization that’s funded, in part, by the fossil fuel industry -- blasted Leonardo DiCaprio for his work on “Carbon,” a new documentary on climate change that I helped write and present.

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