Ed Schultz of The Ed Show interviews Robert Greenwald about an investigative report on the CEO of United Health Care Group. Turns out the guy is making about $102,000 per hour. At one point a few years ago his salary alone accounted for $1 in every $700 spent on healthcare in America. The fact is, in this country we have always recognized that some things are not best left to the marketplace.
Dick Cheney authorized some of the same torture techniques favored by Saddam Hussein: Mock executions and a favored Saddam technique, all endorsed by Cheney. Highlights of the CIA interrogation report. WaPo: CIA report: 'Inhumane' tactics used on detainees. PressTV: CIA report: Detainees threatened with family rape. WSWS: Internal CIA report shows agents tortured, killed prisoners: There are a number of clear cases of abuse and torture documented in the unredacted sections of the report: ►An agent told a suspect that his mother would be raped in front of him. ►To induce fear, on more than one occasion CIA agents simulated the killing of inmates in adjoining rooms by firing a gun, the report reveals. Both US and international law make illegal, and define as torture, threats made on the life of a prisoner. ►An interrogator told Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that if another terrorist attack took place in the United States, “We’re going to kill your children.” ►An interrogator pinched the carotid artery of a prisoner until he lost consciousness, and then shook him awake, repeating the process two more times. ►CIA agents threatened to use a power drill on Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who is accused of participating in the bombing of the USS Cole in October of 2000. Agents also threatened to shoot him with a handgun. Al-Nashiri was also the subject of repeated waterboarding. HuffPo: Cheney: CIA Interrogators "Deserve Our Gratitude".
"Every American should be forced to read and learn this in order to know what was done in their names." It should be emphasized that yet again, it is not the Congress or the establishment media which is uncovering these abuses and forcing disclosure of government misconduct. Rather, it is the ACLU (with which I consult) that, along with other human rights organizations, has had to fill the void left by those failed institutions, using their own funds to pursue litigation to compel disclosure. Without their efforts, we would know vastly less than we know now about the crimes our government committed.  The 2004 CIA's Inspector General Report (.pdf)
Despite the fact the Swedish newspaper which reported on the organ harvesting admitting last night that there was no proof to their allegations, there is not a word in the Israeli press about this. Israel apparently does not want to give up it’s claim of being the victim.
The Palestinian Authority intends to bypass the stalled peace negotiations and establish its own de facto state within two years, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told The Times on Monday
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. named a veteran federal prosecutor to examine abuse of prisoners held by the Central Intelligence Agency, government officials said on Monday, as officials released a C.I.A. inspector general's report that detailed the abuses inside agency-run prisons overseas.
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate...The Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan would like to extend its heart-felt felicitation to the believing people of Afghanistan, particularly to the heroic Mujahideen who have been struggling to expel the British invaders and their allies from the country.
She said: 'Others were alive in the water. I heard women crying. They appeared to be near me and were pleading for help. But I did not see them, or know where I was. 'I tried to join them so I wouldn't be alone, but it was difficult. I was tired, and there were waves. 'When I found myself in the water, I said to myself that it was necessary to stay awake and that rescuers would not be late arriving.
1,000 cameras 'solve one crime': Only one crime was solved by each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last year, a report into the city's surveillance network has claimed. The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London rarely help catch criminals.
Iran has discovered more than 8.8 billion barrels of oil in four layers of reserves in the country's southwestern Susangerd oil field. The minister described the field as the most significant discovery in the past 5 years. "The development of this field can play an effective role in raising the crude oil production in the country," he said in the statement.
The Iowa Democratic Party’s use of a vote counting system from Orlando-based Voxeo, linked by sinews of past corporate incarnations, including MedaGate and IRdg, to Elron Electronics, an Israeli defense and intelligence firm. The results of the caucuses were transmitted from some 2,000 caucus sites to a Voxeo call center in Atlanta. Georgia. Democratic Party sources confirmed to WMR the involvement of the Atlanta call center in counting the votes in Iowa. WMR was told that Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe authorized the outsourcing of the Iowa caucus vote count to Voxeo.
I looked through the archive of my journalistic work in Palestine. I found enough to remind the criminal Israeli liars around Ehud Barak that they better quiet down with their hysteric denials, because there are enough cases involving the IDF of organ harvesting, of body snatching, of murdering people, of disappeared bodies, of hushed funerals in the dark of night documented both in Palestinian and Israeli media and in court proceedings, to make them look very bad should they continue with their obnoxious charade.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip voiced an appeal to human rights groups and international heath organizations to intervene in order to allow the entry of medications and medical equipment into the Gaza Strip, especially as 400 patients are in critical conditions.
Israeli warplanes have attacked near the southern city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip killing at least four and injuring six other people in a second round of attacks since Monday. The victims were inside tunnels - which Palestinians say are used to import food, medicine and other vital supplies into the blockaded Gaza-- when the Israeli air force bombed the area. PressTV: In blockaded Gaza, Israeli troops kill again. IMEMC: Three brothers killed, eight wounded in Rafah shelling.
An article published by The Mail On Sunday reveals that convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent. Lawyers for the cancer-stricken Libyan, released from a Scottish prison last week on humanitarian grounds, presented evidence to the Court of Appeal indicating that crucial details in the case were not submitted to the court and evidence submitted was tampered with. In addition, U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran, not Libya, was responsible for the attack that killed 270 people on Pan Am flight 103.
Magnus Linklater, the editor of the Scotsman newspaper at the time of the Lockerbie investigation, has revealed that UK Government and intelligence services influenced coverage of the Lockerbie inquiry to implicate Iran and Syria.
Beck's attacks on Obama result in 33 companies refusing to advertise on his show. UPS pulls all ads from FoxNews, at least from now! TrueSlant: The 101 Days of Fox News Idiocracy Collection: Presented here is a collection of Fox News clips which, I believe, are enough to crown Fox News as the official broadcaster for the growing Idiocracy culture. [Here's the number where you can call to complain about their disgusting coverage: 1-888-369-4762]
A spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s trade group, admitted in an article published Monday that as many as 50,000 industry employees are involved in an effort to fight back against aggressive healthcare reform.
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