Monthly Archives: September 2008

Meet the New Rome, Same as the Old Rome

Will Wall Street’s Meltdown Turn America Into a Police State?By Scott Thill / September 30, 2008. “Raw capitalism is dead.” — Henry Paulson, U.S. Treasury secretary “Can’t we just all go out and say things are OK?” — President Bush, … finish reading Meet the New Rome, Same as the Old Rome

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Michael Moore : Bucks Not Delivered; People Say ‘No’

‘Hundreds of thousands of Americans woke up yesterday morning and decided it was time for revolt’By Michael Moore / September 30, 2008 Everyone said the bill would pass. The masters of the universe were already making celebratory dinner reservations at … finish reading Michael Moore : Bucks Not Delivered; People Say ‘No’

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Experts Weigh in on the Financial Services Crisis

Bailout BurnoutBy Lila Shapiro / September 29, 2008 Yesterday the house rejected Paulson’s $700 billion rescue plan 228-205. Today, Congress breaks for Rosh Hashanah. Between the finger pointing (It’s Nancy’s fault!!!!), and the mavericking, it’s hard to get a grasp … finish reading Experts Weigh in on the Financial Services Crisis

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Ron Ridenour: Sounds of Venezuela, Part I

This is the first of an eleven-part series from long-time activist, traveller, and author Ron Ridenour. He very kindly asked us to publish this wonderful story of his experiences in Latin America titled Sounds of Venezuela. We will publish a … finish reading Ron Ridenour: Sounds of Venezuela, Part I

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Wall Street Bailout and the Republican Right : Far from Populist Heroes!

Sandra Hines, of Detroit, who said she lost her home after 40 years, speaks at the Spirit of Detroit statue to protest the government bailout of financial institutions on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 in Detroit. Photo by Rashaun Rucker / … finish reading Wall Street Bailout and the Republican Right : Far from Populist Heroes!

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Apocalypse Soon? : The World Keeps Getting Hotter

Eden adjusted by climate change 2005 by James Gleeson.Carbon is building up in the atmosphere at a much faster pace then previously thoughtBy Juliet Eilperin / September 26, 2008 The rise in global carbon dioxide emissions last year outpaced international … finish reading Apocalypse Soon? : The World Keeps Getting Hotter

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The Era of American Dominance Is Over

A shattering moment in America’s fall from powerBy John Gray / September 28, 2008 The global financial crisis will see the US falter in the same way the Soviet Union did when the Berlin Wall came down. The era of … finish reading The Era of American Dominance Is Over

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Larry Piltz : Bush’s Final Jenga Surprise

Jingo Bush Pulls Out the Last Piece and the Tower Comes Tumbling Down By Larry Piltz / The Rag Blog / September 30, 2008 1st Jenga piece: The 9/11 Attacks – Bush, with his “9/10 mentality” and bring-it-on, laissez-faire national … finish reading Larry Piltz : Bush’s Final Jenga Surprise

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Retired Physician : Our Health Care System an Outrage

‘The insurance industry, and the Republican Party, over the years have sold the public a bill of goods’By S. R. Keister / The Rag Blog / September 30, 2008 I have been reading Vincent Bugliosi’s “The Prosecution of George W. … finish reading Retired Physician : Our Health Care System an Outrage

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Republican Election Tampering? No Way!

Republican consultant Michael L. Connell is refusing to testify or produce documents related to alleged 2004 election tampering.Republican IT consultant subpoenaed about 2004 election hanky pankyBy Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane / September 29, 2008 COLUMBUS — A high-level Republican … finish reading Republican Election Tampering? No Way!

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NUTRITION : The Pros and Cons of "Organic" Food Revisited

Yesterday The Rag Blog posted an article by Roger Baker in which he contended that the types of food you eat can be more important than eating food labeled “organic.” [NUTRITION: Are Organic Foods Just a Marketing Trend? by Roger … finish reading NUTRITION : The Pros and Cons of "Organic" Food Revisited

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Bush’s Bailout Tanks; What Austin Thinks

Congress failed to pass the economic bailout plan today: the pundits are atwitter, the stock market has tanked, the politicos are pointing fingers, and the doomsday prophets are taking center stage. And George the Decider has added a final (one … finish reading Bush’s Bailout Tanks; What Austin Thinks

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