"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

August 03, 2007

Bits and Pieces for the Week of July 29 - August 4

When your in debt, sick with PTSD, no job, and waiting for assistance from the Veteran's Administration... "Billy Carter is not angry with the VA. He is not angry with the Army. He just wants his neighbors to understand what it means to be a veteran caught in limbo." If only creditors would be so understanding. (7 of 6)

Wow. Talk about a good deed. And if that story isn't good enough for you, check out this auto manufacturing plant in Indiana that generates NO landfill waste. (Mike)

If you ever thought Bill O'Reilly had any semblance of journalistic professionalism, listen here to his "interview" this week with highly-esteemed Senator Chris Dodd, who has been in Congress since 1974. Mister O'Reilly interrupts the Senator constantly and is as disrespectful as one can possibly be to an elected government official. Shame on Mr. Bill. (Mike)

Sunnis resign from the Iraq Government. bu$h, tell me one more time that we're making good progress in Iraq?! (7 of 6)

Bush Administration will subpoena Michael Moore about trip to Cuba during "SiCKO" filming (Mike)

Bush's Legacy: Stagnant Pay and the Lowest Rate of Job Creation in the Last 40 Years (7 of 6)

GOP proposes splitting the state of California's Electoral Vote in the next Presidential Election. Better make it nationwide, suckers! (7 of 6)

Nicotine addiction develops much quicker in youth (Mike)

I grew up in the S.F. Bay Area, today is sad day for me. Former S. F. 49ers football coach and Bay Area icon, Bill Walsh, has died. Besides football championships, he brought class to an organization that sorely needed it. His influence is felt everywhere in football today. (7 of 6)

V.A.'S SUICIDE HOTLINE BEGINS OPERATIONS -- Call toll-free, 24 hours, 7 days - 1-800-273-8255 (7 of 6)

If you don't mind Linux, here's a totally legit, fully loaded $150 laptop (Mike)

It can't be said enough. "State-sanctioned teams of computer hackers were able to break through the security of virtually every model of California's voting machines and change results or take control of some of the systems' electronic functions." (7 of 6)

Republi-cons support the Progressive movement! "Young people react with hostility to the Republicans on almost every measure and Republicans and younger voters disagree on almost every major issue of the day." I remember young Republi-con supporters of the Reagan Era, to this day, they are still Republi-cons. (7 of 6)

In a victory for Unions, a strike in the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach areas was avoided. "...the companies backed off on a demand that they be allowed to bargain as a single unit in the next negotiations". Classic company move, they try to divide the Union into smaller groups. "Strength in Numbers", and never forget it! (7 of 6)

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