“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it” - Adolf Hitler
Billions of dollars are pumped into the U.S. “healthcare” system annually, and therein lies the problem. According to Transparency International’s influential Global Corruption Report 2006- www.transparency.org/publications/gcr, medical care is one of the most corrupt industries in the world – precisely because such an enormous amount of public wealth is made available to those who profit from it.
Gary G. Kohls, MD
64 years ago, on August 9th, 1945, the second of the only two atomic bombs ever used as instruments of mass destruction was dropped on the defenseless civilian city of Nagasaki, Japan, by an all-Christian bomb crew who had been training for this mission for months. The crew was only “doing it’s job,” and they did it with military efficiency and precision.
It had been only 3 days since the first bomb, a uranium bomb, had incinerated Hiroshima, with chaos and confusion in Tokyo, where Japan’s fascist military government leaders and the Emperor Hirohito had been searching for months for a way to an honorable end to the war, a war which had exhausted Japan to virtually moribund defenseless state.
Khaled Amayreh from occupied Jerusalem
Is Washington retreating in the face of Israel's refusal to halt settlement building?
US officials visiting Israel this week have once again failed to convince the government of Binyamin Netanyahu to freeze Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and US envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell held several rounds of talks with Israeli leaders, centring on efforts to revive the peace process with the Palestinians as well as on Iran's nuclear programme. As is customary, the two officials assured Israeli leaders of Washington's "iron- clad commitment to Israel's security" and of the two countries' "enduring special relations".
Two other American officials, National Security Advisor James Jones, and Special Assistant Dennis Ross, are due to arrive in Israel later.
Gates told Israel that the US was getting "tougher" with Iran, saying he understood Israeli fears over the Iranian nuclear programme.
Such reassurances have yet to convince the Israeli leadership to heed American demands for a settlement freeze as Israeli government officials almost daily vow to continue to build settlements in "the Land of Israel".
By Ramzy Baroud
Israeli officials face a conundrum that may take more than military muscle-flexing to resolve: how to deal with Iran? The solution to this dilemma will require no less than sheer political genius.
It must be frustrating for Israeli policymakers and their friends and backers elsewhere to stand idle as Iran openly carries on with its nuclear-enrichment program, facing nothing but United States and European chest-thumping and a mere threat of more sanctions, which will unlikely bend Iranian resolve.
Allen L Roland
The best example of a single pay health system that works, despite constant Republican efforts to undermine it , is Medicare. Medicare for all Americans will put together and stabilize our broken heath care system:
Yesterday was the 44th birthday of Medicare, our popular senior Single Pay health care system ~ which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law on July 30, 1965. At the time, Johnson called the bill "the most revolutionary and most beneficial measure for older Americans since we passed Social Security itself back in 1935." "They will no longer have to suffer from misery and neglect and depend upon their relatives because they themselves cannot afford the cost of modern treatment," Johnson said ~ and he was correct !
This August 6th and 9th mark the 64th anniversary of the most brutal acts of terrorism upon innocent people; America's atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On Armistice Day, 1948 General Omar Nelson Bradley warned, "We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of the atom and forgotten the lessons of the Sermon on The Mount. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about dying than we know about living."
"The empire of the dollar is crashing." - Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President
"The U.S. dollar is a worthless piece of paper." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President
[The U.S. dollar is] "losing its status as the world currency." - Xu Jian, vice director, People's Bank of China,
"It is the policy of the United States and it will remain the policy of the United States to remain committed to a strong dollar." - Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary, (July 15, 2009)
by Stephen Lendman
Israel's late 1947 -1948 "War of Independence" took six months to create a new Jewish state, excluding Arabs to the greatest extent possible. To accomplish it, widespread war crimes and atrocities were committed as about 800,000 people were brutally uprooted, ethnically cleansed, or murdered in cold blood. In addition, 531 villages and 11 urban neighborhoods in Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and other cities were destroyed and erased except in the collective memories of their inhabitants and descendants who'll always consider them their rightful homes.
Shortly after, laws were passed to legitimize the seizure and exclusive Jewish use of Palestinian land. The June 1948 Abandoned Areas Ordinance referred to "any area or place conquered by or surrendered to armed forces or deserted by all or part of its inhabitants." It gave the Israeli government exclusive jurisdiction rights, including "expropriation and confiscation (authority over) movable and immovable property, within any abandoned area." It meant displaced Palestinians were prohibited from returning and claiming their property that by law was no longer theirs.
Until April 5, 2013 the 1984 American science fiction-horror film, directed by John Carpenter could be streamed or downloaded from a number of websites. They Live (Full movie) was in the playlist below created by Buddy Huggins.
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