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Public Pressure Mounts for Bush to Curtail Iraq War After Katrina Disaster
By : Beth Gorham - Saturday September 24, 2005
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by Beth Gorham WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush says he can wage war in Iraq and still pay most of the huge bill for rebuilding the hurricane-lashed Gulf Coast. Most Americans don’t agree with him. And for the first time, Bush is facing a serious revolt in his own party over how to pay for hurricane relief. Republicans already edgy about the estimated $200-billion US price tag to clean up after Katrina were bracing for more damage by week’s end as hurricane Rita hurtled (...)
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Frist’s HCA Stock Sale Being Investigated
By : TruthBeFee - Saturday September 24, 2005
Posted: Friday, Sep 23, 2005 - 12:05:19 pm PDT By JONATHAN M. KATZ WASHINGTON - The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors are investigating Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s sale of stock in HCA Inc., the hospital operating company founded by his family. In a statement released Friday, the Nashville-based company said federal prosecutors for the Southern District of New York issued a subpoena for documents HCA believes are related to the sale of (...)
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KATRINA RELIEF AND FEDERAL SPENDING AND DEFICITS
By : Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Thursday September 22, 2005
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By Jim Horney, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan Some conservative lawmakers and pundits are arguing that while the funding for relief and recovery efforts from the hurricane may be money that the nation has to spend, the costs will swell federal spending to dangerous and unprecedented levels. This claim is being used both to advance calls for sharp cuts in other domestic programs - in order to offset the costs of relief and recovery efforts - and to reject any suggestion that the tax (...)
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What has happened to Iraq’s missing $1bn?
By : Patrick Cockburn - Tuesday September 20, 2005
By Patrick Cockburn in Baghdad One billion dollars has been plundered from Iraq’s defence ministry in one of the largest thefts in history, The Independent can reveal, leaving the country’s army to fight a savage insurgency with museum-piece weapons. The money, intended to train and equip an Iraqi army capable of bringing security to a country shattered by the US-led invasion and prolonged rebellion, was instead siphoned abroad in cash and has disappeared. "It is possibly one (...)
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Whoops! There Goes Another Pension Plan
By : MARY WILLIAMS WALSH - Tuesday September 20, 2005
By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH ROBERT S. MILLER is a turnaround artist with a Dickensian twist. He unlocks hidden value in floundering Rust Belt companies by jettisoning their pension plans. His approach, copied by executives at airlines and other troubled companies, can make the people who rely on him very rich. But it may be creating a multibillion-dollar mess for taxpayers later. As chief executive of Bethlehem Steel in 2002, Mr. Miller shut down the pension plan, leaving a federal program to (...)
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Report: Sharon raised illegal campaign funds in New York
By : New York - Tuesday September 20, 2005
By The Associated Press Prime Minister Ariel Sharon raised illegal campaign funds during his just-completed trip to New York, Channel Ten reported Monday. Sharon returned home Monday afternoon, and Channel 10 quoted his office as saying that the prime minister was not aware of the fund-raising. Sharon was in New York to attend the annual General Assembly session. Channel 10 showed footage of the entrance to a swanky Fifth Avenue apartment building in Manhattan, where Sharon met wealthy (...)
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Looting money in Iraq.......
By : frogfeet - Tuesday September 20, 2005
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This article is from the online edition of The Daily Independent. What has happened to Iraq’s missing $1bn? By Patrick Cockburn in Baghdad Published: 19 September 2005 One billion dollars has been plundered from Iraq’s defence ministry in one of the largest thefts in history, The Independent can reveal, leaving the country’s army to fight a savage insurgency with museum-piece weapons. The money, intended to train and equip an Iraqi army capable of bringing security to (...)
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Northwest and Delta executives to make millions from bankruptcies
By : Jerry Isaacs - Tuesday September 20, 2005
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By Jerry Isaacs Over the last several years the top corporate executives at Northwest and Delta airlines negotiated retirement packages guaranteeing them millions in the event the companies declared bankruptcy and defaulted on their pension payments to employees. Both companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Wednesday, in large measure to escape their pension obligations and seek the bankruptcy court’s backing for sweeping cuts in airline workers’ jobs, wages (...)
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FL, MN, CA Winners In First Katrina Contracts
By : LightUpTheDarkness.org - Friday September 16, 2005
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George Bush stood before the nation tonight and in an attempt to repair his tarnished image, unveiled the most massive reconstruction program since - maybe the reconstruction. At the same time, the US Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with FEMA announced 4 contracts worth $500 million each, with the option of an additional $500 million. While Bush touted local jobs and local small business incentives, the debris removal contracts have been awarded to 2 corporations in Florida, 1 in (...)
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Disaster Capitalism in New Orleans
By : Xymphora - Wednesday September 14, 2005
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The cost (or here) of cleaning up the results of Bush’s negligence in failing to deal with global warming and spending money needed for New Orleans levees on his war in Iraq may be as much as the $300 billion spent in four years to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Of course, what most people would regard as a cost, the entrepreneurial politicians in the Bush White House see as yet another opportunity to transfer money from taxpayers to their personal friends. The scheme is (...)
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Watch Who’s Cleaning Up- War Profiteers switch gears to Katrina Catastrophe
By : Charlie Cray - Wednesday September 14, 2005
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Charlie Cray is the director of The Center for Corporate Policy in Washington, D.C., and co-author of The People’s Buisness: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy (Berrett-Koehler, 2004). Some of the same crony contractors who cleaned up in Iraq are beginning to sign big contracts with FEMA. Moreover, the same inexperience and bureaucratic ineptitude that handicapped the agency’s initial response threatens to convert the agency into “an oversized entitlement (...)
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Questions raised about whether Red Cross provided adequate relief-directed funds to Katrina victims
By : Jennifer Van Bergen - Wednesday September 14, 2005
Top Red Cross official Bush appointee, donor New information surrounding relief efforts by the American Red Cross in New Orleans raises questions about whether the organization provided adequate relief and whether funds are actually being directed to Katrina victims, RAW STORY has found. Previous investigations have shown that the Red Cross mishandled its 9/11 fund, attempting to divert more than half into a "war fund" before Congress intervened, and moved $10 million from a fund in 1989 (...)
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FEMA, La. outsource Katrina body count to firm implicated in body-dumping scandals
By : Raw Story - Wednesday September 14, 2005
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Miriam Raftery The Federal Emergency Management Agency has hired Kenyon International to set up a mobile morgue for handling bodies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, RAW STORY has learned. Kenyon is a subsidiary of Service Corporation International (SCI), a scandal-ridden Texas-based company operated by a friend of the Bush family. Recently, SCI subsidiaries have been implicated in illegally discarding and desecrating corpses. Louisiana governor Katherine Blanco (...)
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Bush’s America
By : Mike - Tuesday September 13, 2005
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More good news tonight from the Treasury Department....minimum credit card payments are going up 100 per cent with the blessing of the US Treasury. The average American card holder, according to MSNBC cable news, has a credit card balance of $9,000 and most pay a minimum of $200 per month...today. When the new minimum goes into effect, that minimum will be $400 per month. Who will be the beneficiary of such drastic action? The circumstantial evidence is mounting daily, exceeded only by (...)
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Tough Decisions Elude President
By : Bill Gallagher - Monday September 12, 2005
Tough Decisions Elude President Bill Gallagher September 06, 2005 Detroit - "Keep the damn federal government off our backs and out of our lives!" That’s been the battle cry of conservative Southern politicians for generations. The cry was usually code for their opposition to civil rights. In rural areas of the South, the federal government was despised for sending revenue agents to break up their beloved moonshine stills and forcing the locals to buy taxed booze. They hate (...)
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Senate committee wants input on NOLA reconstruction
By : Kaya - Sunday September 11, 2005
Take the power and money out of the hands of FEMA and Halliburton/Bectel and give the money to the PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS to decide how to rebuild and who will rebuild!! Urgent! Senate committee wants Katrina input - deadline TODAY 9/11 The Senate H.E.L.P. Committee (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) has been requesting input on Katrina reconstruction. The deadline was changed from Friday 9/9 to Monday, 9/12 (but presume 9/11, by the end of today) to allow more input. . It’s a (...)
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Pelosi Supports Anti-Fraud Commission on Katrina
By : LightUpTheDarkness.org - Sunday September 11, 2005
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For Immediate Release Sept. 11, 2005 WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that she supports forming an anti-fraud commission to oversee government contracts issued in response to Hurricane Katrina: "Congress is rightly spending billions of dollars to help the people and businesses of the Gulf Coast who have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. To ensure taxpayers’ money goes to those in need, not to fraudulent contractors, we must establish (...)
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FEMA Chief Brown Paid Millions to Fla. Residents Unaffected by ‘04 Hurricane to Help Bush Win Majori
By : Jason Leopold - Saturday September 10, 2005
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FEMA Chief Brown Paid Millions to Fla. Residents Unaffected by ‘04 Hurricane to Help Bush Win Majority of Votes There By Jason Leopold Michael Brown, the embattled head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approved payments in excess of $31 million in taxpayer money to thousands of Florida residents who were unaffected by Hurricane Frances and three other hurricanes last year in an effort to help President Bush win a majority of votes in that state during his reelection (...)
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Israel to Seek $2.2 Billion From U.S. for Gaza Pullout
By : world peace society - Thursday September 8, 2005
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005; Page A16 JERUSALEM, July 11— Israel’s government will request $2.2 billion from the Bush administration to help pay for its planned evacuation of the Gaza Strip and four Jewish settlements in the northern West Bank later this summer, Israeli officials said Monday. The amount, which would be paid over three years, is equal to roughly one year’s worth of U.S. military assistance to Israel. It represents one of the largest one-time aid requests (...)
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Where’s Bob?
By : 8MH - Tuesday September 6, 2005
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Now that we know that every line that left the lips of those at the G8 at Gleneagles was a lie and that the words "Mission accomplished, frankly" uttered by Bob Geldof were nothing short of a disgrace - is it not time for Mr Geldof to come down from his cloud and tell us the truth? Let’s face it, Saint Bob was quick enough to hijack the long term efforts of a wide range of organisations devoted for years and decades to the cause of the poor. He suddenly crawled from the woodwork on (...)
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I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name
Thursday 10 March
©Olivier Jobard/Myop I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM IS A RIGHT In the phrase « right to asylum », every word matters. Under the law, every person who is persecuted because of his or her political opinions or because of his or her identity, every person that is endangered by violence, war or misery has a RIGHT to seek asylum in another country The aim of this petition is to collect (...)
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Neo-Nazis and far-right protesters in Ukraine 3 live-stream
Friday 24 January
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The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy. The situation on the ground is not as simple as pro-EU and trade versus pro-Putin and Russian hegemony in the region. When US Senator John McCain dined with Ukraine’s opposition leaders in December, he shared a table and later a stage with the leader of the extreme far-right Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok. This is Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" (...)
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Hugo Chavez is dead (video live)
Wednesday 6 March
by : Collective BELLACIAO
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President Hugo Chavez companeros venezueliano died after a long battle with cancer.
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International initiative to stop the war in Syria Yes to democracy, no to foreign intervention!
Thursday 13 December
Your support here: http://www.peaceinsyria.org/support.php We, the undersigned, who are part of an international civil society increasingly worried about the awful bloodshed of the Syrian people, are supporting a political initiative based on the results of a fact-finding mission which some of our colleagues undertook to Beirut and Damascus in September 2012. This initiative consists in calling for a delegation of highranking personalities and public figures to go to Syria in order to (...)
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THE KU KLUX KLAN ONCE AGAIN CONTROLS INDIANA
Monday 12 November
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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At first glance, the results of America’s 2012 election appear to be a triumph for social, racial, and economic justice and progress in the United States: California voters passed a proposition requiring the rich to shoulder their fair share of the tax burden; Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while Massachusetts approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes; Washington and two other states, Maine and Maryland, legalized same-sex (...)
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I’VE DECIDED TO "WASTE" MY VOTE
Sunday 28 October
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
In a 2004 episode of Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, an election was held to determine whether the new mascot for the town’s elementary school would be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich.” Confronted with these two equally unpalatable choices, one child, Stan Marsh, refused to vote at all, which resulted in his ostracization and subsequent banishment from the town. Although this satirical vulgarity was intended as a commentary on the two (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART IV
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART III If there is one major inconsistency in life, it is that young people who know little more than family, friends and school are suddenly, at the age of eighteen, supposed to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, because of their limited life experiences, the illusions they have about certain occupations do not always comport to the realities. I discovered this the first time I went to college. About a year into my studies, I (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART III
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART IV Disillusioned with the machinations of so-called “traditional” colleges, I became an adjunct instructor at several “for-profit” colleges. Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, “for-profit” colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc. Unlike traditional (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART II
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART III PART IV Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor’s position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, “No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct.” Her words still echo in my mind. Even as colleges and universities raise their tuition costs, they are relying more and more on adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART I
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART II PART III PART IV When The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago, Americans were blessed with many rights considered to be “fundamental.” One conspicuously missing, however, was the right to an education. This was not surprising given the tenor of the times. America was primarily an agrarian culture, and education, especially higher education, was viewed as a privilege reserved for the children of the rich and (...)
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ONE SOLITARY LIFE, PART TWO
Monday 30 July
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
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HOW MUCH CORRUPTION CAN DEMOCRACY ENDURE?
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS, PART TWO
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
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LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
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PEOPLE WITHOUT SOULS
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)
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