Needed: Three Obama Speeches for the People by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 16, 2014

Dear President Obama:

All the daily decisions and crises you have to confront must not preclude occasional addresses to the country that rise to the level of statesmanship, transcending the hurly-burly of politics and executive branch administration.

There are three areas where the people need the views and vision of their President.

1. A major address on the resources and preconditions necessary for the government to wage peace as a continual policy of statecraft and not just sporadic initiatives between waging war or engaging in other violent conflicts. Continue reading

Michael Hudson: 95% Income Growth Goes to the 1%

Anti Capitalism

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
January 16, 2014

Boom Bust on Jan 15, 2014

Michael Hudson, a professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, is a sharp critic of what he considers the “rent seeking” behavior which has come to dominate the world of global finance. Once upon a time, governments regularly expunged debts to prevent the crises and turmoil that overindebtedness caused. But then came the Romans. For the Romans, “a debt was a debt was a debt”. Continue reading

Dirty Hospitals, Deadly Consequences by Cameron Salisbury

Updated: May 21, 2014

by Cameron Salisbury
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Opedinfo.com
January 17, 2014

Micrograph of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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It looked like a crime scene.

As I walked down the hospital corridor to visit an ailing friend, I was struck by the number of rooms with closed doors covered in yellow ‘caution – keep out’ tape. These were rooms housing a patient with a deadly and highly contagious hospital-acquired infection, like MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus Aureous) or C Diff (C Difficile). Both are caused by easily corrected hospital practices that endanger patients, including a lack of hand washing, contaminated instruments, and unsanitary procedures.

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