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

January 15, 2008

Bits and Pieces for the Week of January 13 - 19

Greg Palast describes the great swindle of the American public by Bush and his Arab cronies. (Mike)

A view from Australia of the crashing U.S. ecomomy (Mike)

Some deal! bu$h gives Saudi Arabia 20 billion dollars worth of arms. What did our Veteran's get? $3.7 billion in “contingency” emergency spending for the Veterans Affairs Department. (7 of 6)

The sub-prime mortgage collapse is now running its course and will probably disappear in 2-3 years. Next up: the credit card crisis. Your best bet might be to get rid of as much debt as you can as quickly as you can. (Mike)

Reversal Of Alzheimer's Symptoms Within Minutes In Human Study With a father suffering from this hideous malady, I hope more studies are created and soon. This project needs to take off immediately, if this is indeed a positive breakthrough! (7 of 6)


Mike said...

7 of 6:

I am skeptical about the usefulness of this new Alzheimer's treatment. The disease also causes permanent anatomical damage in the brain, so I hope this new treatment doesn't make people think it's a cure. I also hope that this doesn't detract from research on the prevention of this horrible disease.

Seven of Six said...

Right, if only it postpones it for a few years would be nice.

Were looking for more function.

My Dad is at the point where he can barely clean himself up, dress himself or feed himself. Anything to help my Mom who is the main caregiver is important. Our biggest problem is him not wanting to swallow his pills now.

Mike said...

7 of 6:

I don't understand why you're equating the government's approval of sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia by private American contractors to the use of taxes to fund the V.A.


Seven of Six said...

I guess the common denominator is what bu$h is capable of providing.

bu$h can approve arms for a nation who truly has the most connections to global terrorism.

Which in turn we continue to fight, thus injuring thousands of American soldiers.

Yet, he won't fund his own disabled Vetrans at home.

All he has to do is privatize Veterans healthcare so one of his buddies can make a huge profit.

And the bu$h cycle of criminality comes full circle.