The Fear of Sicko: Wendell Potter Apologizes to Michael Moore

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Nov. 23, 2010

The Fear of Sicko: CIGNA Whistleblower Wendell Potter Apologizes to Michael Moore for PR Smear Campaign; Moore Says Industry Was Afraid Film Would Cause A ‘Tipping Point’ for Healthcare Reform

We host a joint interview with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and Wendell Potter, who was the head of corporate communications for the health insurance giant CIGNA when Moore’s film, Sicko, was released in 2007. Potter left the company in 2008 and has since become the industry’s most prominent whistleblower. In the interview, Potter apologizes for his role in the industry’s attack on Moore and the film.

via The Fear of Sicko: CIGNA Whistleblower Wendell Potter Apologizes to Michael Moore for PR Smear Campaign; Moore Says Industry Was Afraid Film Would Cause A ‘Tipping Point’ for Healthcare Reform

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Kucinich Calls for Protections to Ensure Safety of Airport Scanners + Helen Caldicott on Airport X-Rays

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Nov 24, 2010

Demands Evidence of Safety, Active Monitoring Program for Workers and Passengers

Congressman Dennis Kucinich D-OH today wrote to Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole requesting information and clarification regarding the safety of airport scanners.

The full text of the letter follows:

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Response to Gary North: QE2 IS the Populist Solution by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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November 25, 2010

Gary North, who purports to be an expert on the errors in my book “Web of Debt,” has evidently not actually read it.  In an article posted on the Market Oracle on November 23, he says that in calling QE2 a “bold precedent,” I have switched sides.  He apparently missed the chapter I wrote on this subject, first published in “Web of Debt” in 2007, saying exactly what I am saying now.

The Federal Reserve is finally using its “quantitative easing” (QE) tool to good purpose, and I’m endorsing that, not just for our central bank but for any central bank anywhere that would be so bold.  Continue reading

Kucinich: Fake Taliban Leader, Fake Elections, Fake Deadline, Real Trouble

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Nov 23, 2010

Afghanistan War, Nightmare without End for Troops, Innocent Civilians and US Taxpayers

Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich, a leading proponent of peace, today renewed his call to end the Afghan war after it was revealed that a self-proclaimed senior Taliban negotiator working with President Hamid Karzai and NATO officials was in an imposter.

“The war in Afghanistan is taking place in a netherworld where facts and common sense have no place. Continue reading