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

December 21, 2007

Bits and Pieces for the Week of December 16 - 22

I, like most progressive Democrats, am confused and angry about the Democratic leadership in the Senate and House of Reps. (i.e. Reid and Pelosi). Thanks to this revealing piece by Glen Greenwald, I'm less confused but angrier. (Mike)

One Veteran says, "Thank God for Mr. Kucinich." Kucinich helped expedite a law for Veterans who have been waiting since 2003. The new law was to make sure that Veterans received their retirement pay and disability compensation for military related health problems. At least Kucinich is doing his job, too bad he won't be our President! (7 of 6)

Torture DOES work!...... Oh, wait, it doesn't (Mike)

The majority of Iraqis want us out! But please, let's continue to give bu$h more money for this idiotic occupation. (7 of 6)

The amount of disability payments (which equals their service connected rating) to Veterans depends on their location. I have found in my V.A. experience some doctors actually listen to and treat their patients. (7 of 6)

Highly-respected foreign affairs analyst Steve Clemons has written an insightful opinion on Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama. (Mike)

Before the NIE released info showing that Iran had ceased development of a nuclear weapons program, most presidential candidates said they would "keep all options on the table" (if elected). See what they say now. (Mike)

I've used jv16 Power Tools for years. It's the best program I know to keep your computer running well. You can get it at 20% off here. I strongly recommend this program. Why? Because it's really good and this may be the only time you'll ever hear about it. (Mike)

While we are bogged down in Iraq, the Taliban are killing employees of a U.S. security firm in Afghanistan. Two battle fronts in the Islamic world, only 'Neo-Cons' think it can work! Gee, if the Islamic extremist's are not in Iraq, I wonder where they have gone? (7 of 6)

Presidential candidates are ignoring the cities this time, so the mayors have put up their own web site to attract attention (Mike)

I had this article laying around since last Wed. 12/12/07. Everyone seems to be putting it up now. ‘Not us. We’re not going.’ "Soldiers in 2nd Platoon, Charlie 1-26 stage a ‘mutiny’ that pulls the unit apart." Standing up for what they thought was right. At least they came home alive. (7 of 6)

The British pull out of Basra, Iraq. "In the end it is what Iraqis think that matters most... 86 per cent of Iraqis thought the overall effect of having British troops in Basra province since the 2003 invasion had been negative." (7 of 6)

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