BYD, which makes an electric car, puts itself up for stock market sales and the market responds by large increase in price, despite the company’s recent poor earnings report. Analysts suggests that BYD is a surrogate for the interest of investors in supporting the overall green energy industry.
DISASTER SOCIAL ENGINEERING: WILL IT TAKE A CATASTROPHE LIKE THE ONE IN LIBBY MONTANA TO USHER IN MEDICARE FOR ALL AMERICANS?
Montana Senator Max Baucus, a principal architect of the “health care reform” bill which leaves so many Americans without any or with inadequate health care coverage, said during debate on the question that single payer or Medicare for All was “off the table” for consideration. Ironically, the mine contamination disaster that hit Libby resulted in Baucus “engineering” a contradictory arrangement that made all residents of the stricken community eligible for Medicare-style extended coverage. With the United States moving toward being a disaster area in economic conditions, will this motivate new social arrangements not in the “austerity” mode but in the mode of taking care of the emergency needs of the American people?
Bruce Dixon puts the new “movement” to demand “progressive” action of the Obama administration under a microscope and finds the new movement of this title more “brand” than substance. Dixon sees a connection—all too close—between it and that of its ally, MoveOn.org, which has been in effect a campaign tool of the Obama administration with its highly selective criticism of the Republican brand and its bland acceptance of the Democratic plan of the same agenda of corporate control of America. The fact that the “progressive” Jones received so much heat from conservatives while he was the “green czar” for Obama made him a convenient tool of an agenda to prop up Obama support, despite his regressive actions, by “progressive” people and organizations.
Missouri joins Washington as two states in which doctors who certify deaths are required to include, if relevant, a staph infection as a “contributing” cause of a death. Hospitals have been reluctant to have such determinations recorded in medical records, perhaps out of “liability” fears from actions of the survivors of the deceased
HUNKER DOWN FLORIDA (AND OTHER COASTAL STATES): WARMER OCEANS MAY BRING AN EARLY AND ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON THIS YEAR.
Turbulence in the Caribbean is threatening hurricane-type weather as the actual season which officially begins July 1 is off and running.
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Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose this legislation, which masquerades as a limitation of funds for the president’s war on Libya but is in fact an authorization for that very war. According to H.R. 2278, the U.S. military cannot be involved in NATO’s actions in Libya, with four important exceptions. If this passes, for the first time the president would be authorized to use U.S. Armed Forces to engage in search and rescue; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; aerial refueling; and operational planning against Libya. Currently, absent an authorization or declaration of war, these activities are illegal. So instead of ending the war against Libya, this bill would legalize nearly everything the president is currently doing there.
Rep. Ron Paul (R. Texas) on a House resolution on military operations in Libya, which failed to pass despite its support by such “anti-war” members of Congress as Woolsey and Kucinich.
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