Mercury Mischief: As Obama Warns of Hazards, the FDA Approves Mercury Dental Fillings by Dr. Ellen Brown

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by Dr. Ellen Brown
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Dandelion Salad
August 29, 2009

President Obama has proposed covering the costs of his new medical plan with “smarter” medicine, meaning the adoption of procedures that eliminate inefficiencies and stress prevention. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on August 11, 2009, he gave the example of a diabetic needing to have a foot amputated, at a cost of $30,000 to $50,000. It would have been smarter to counsel the patient on diet and weight loss and monitor his medications before amputation was required. The insurance company would have saved money and the patient would have saved a foot.

The 2008 Obama/Biden Plan for a Healthy America also stressed preventive approaches to disease, including the reduction of toxins to which the body is exposed; and chief among these toxins was mercury. The Plan stated as a fundamental goal:

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The Single-payer Movement with Dennis Kucinich

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August 29, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009, Cleveland Ohio. The Single-payer Healthcare Movement: Washington and Across the Nation

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Bill Moyers Journal: Money-Driven Medicine (must-see)

Bill Moyers Journal: Condition Critical

Universal Health Care Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors & Health Care Experts

This Isn’t Reform, It’s Robbery by Chris Hedges

Comparing Single-Payer with the Public Option! + Single-Payer Teach-In

Bill Moyers Journal: Health Care Reform + Wendell Potter (must-see)

The U.S. Invades and Occupies Pakistan By Talha Mujaddidi

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By Talha Mujaddidi
Axis of Logic (w/photos)
Aug 29, 2009

We are watching it happen in the streets. The recurring nightmare has become a grim, new reality for the people of Pakistan. After watching the horrors of the U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and neighboring Afghanistan for 8 years, the “war on terror” has finally arrived in The Land of the Pure. Obama is fulfilling his campaign promise to Pakistan. The sudden arrival of U.S. marines, U.S. military Hummers, the hired killers of Blackwater, houses barricaded for U.S. personnel in Islamabad and the construction of the world’s largest U.S. “Embassy” are terrorizing this nation of 180 million people. The U.S. slaughter and destruction in Iraq and neighboring Afghanistan for the last 8 years warn them of what may lie in store for them, their families, their land.

The U.S. Marines


On 9/21/08 a bomb ripped through the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad killing scores of people and injuring hundreds. Prior to the bombing, U.S. marines off-loaded steel boxes from a truck, by-passed security and took them to the 4th floor of the building. US officials refused to cooperate with the government’s attempts to investigate their activities. One year later, U.S. Marines are leading the occupation of Pakistan.

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Fascist America III: Resistance for the Long Haul By Sara Robinson

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By Sara Robinson
Campaign for America’s Future
August 29, 2009

August, die she must. The town hall freak show is winding down, the media circus is packing the cameras and satellite dishes and hairspray back into the vans, and Congress is soon heading back to the relative safety of DC. Yet, after all the fuss and bother, they’re probably no more or less resolved to pass health care reform than they were back in June, when those first delirious fevers rose like clouds of infectious mosquito nymphs hatched from a thick, overheated carpet of soggy astroturf.

Let’s hope they succeed at getting it done. But, win or lose, we’re crazy to think that the goon squads formed and trained to instigate this summer’s health care wars will pack it in just because the silly season is over. Those folks have tasted power, graduated from their introductory courses in Political Bullying 101, shared some camraderie and beer, and felt the heft of their own political muscle. That was fun. Now, what do we do next? Paralyze the school board over evolution in the textbooks? Intimidate the city council into shutting down the immigrants’ services center — or beat up some immigrants, so they’ll just stop using it? Vandalize the cars and houses of known liberals? Get one of our own elected sheriff, so he can deputize the rest of us and make our posse official?

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David Neiwert: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right

August 28, 2009

Interview with David Neiwert author of “The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right”.

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Bill Moyers Journal: Money-Driven Medicine (must-see)

Bill Moyers Journal
August 28, 2009

The film MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE reveals how a profit-hungry “medical-industrial complex” has turned health care into a system where millions are squandered on unnecessary tests, unproven and sometimes unwanted procedures and overpriced prescription drugs.

video and transcript:  Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS

Pt 2: Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS

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