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Occupy Oakland: Max Eternity reports on location (VIDEO)

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Senate, White House Health Reform Tucks in Gun Rights

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:18.

Donna Smith @ Common Dreams - Could we make this stuff up? We cannot get healthcare as a basic human right for one another. But we sure can make sure gun ownership protections are tucked into the Senate health reform bill that is so celebrated as historic by the White House. 

An Inglorious End to the Promise of Reform (VIDEO)

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:31.

Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director of the National Nurses United - After all the fanfare and high expectations that accompanied the prospect of national health care reform at the outset of this year, the legislation is staggering to a particularly inglorious end.

Pro-Single-Payer Physicians Call for Defeat of Senate Health Bill

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 13:54.
Physicians for National Health Program @ Common Dreams - A national organization of 17,000 physicians who favor a single-payer health care system called on the US Senate today to defeat the health care legislation presently before it and to immediately consider the adoption of an expanded and improved Medicare-for-All program.
 

While noting that the Senate bill includes some "salutary provisions" like an expansion of Medicaid, increased funding for community clinics and the curbing of some

Mexico City approves same-gender marriage

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 12:06.

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Glenn Beck: Media Matters' 2009 Misinformer of the Year

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:59.
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Nurses Slam Senate Healthcare Bill

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:35.
Max Eternity - Citing 10 fundamental flaws with the current Senate healthcare bill, registered nurses around the country are voicing their disgust and disbelief at what has been wrought   In an interview witih John Nichols, Karen Higgins , Co-President of the National Nurses Union says "It is tragic to see the promise from Washington this year for genuine, comprehensive

Public-Option "Thinker" says "A bill must pass...a better bill"

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 02:09.

Max Eternity - Ever since Senator Obama announced his support for a Single-Payer, Medicare-for-all, style of Universal Healthcare--while campaigning to be President--Progressives have heeded the call and lent their support.

Gross Misrepresentation:Tea-bagging, right-wing website gets called out

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 01:07.

Max Etenrity - Considering some of the debates that have taken place in recent days on this site in regards to Progressives locally, nationally and internationally, who have pointed out President Obama's shortcomings, I provide a copy of the following comment that I posted in response to some wild-eyed right-wing website that has posted one of my articles to propogate their message of hate.  This misfortune can happen to anyone, so one who believes in honest reporting must be ever vigilant to set the record(s) straight.  In response to

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Health Care Industry Stocks See Double-Digit Growth Since Death Of Public Option

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 22:23.

Shahien Nasiripour @ The Huffington Post - Investors are seeing the Senate's version of health care reform as a massive public subsidy for insurance companies -- and as a result, are sending the sector's stock prices shooting up, up, up. Stripped of a government-run insurance plan, the bill would give tens of millions of Americans no option but to start paying hefty premiums to private companies.

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Heinous Crimes: Israel Admits Harvesting Organs From Dead Palestinian Bodies Without Permission

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 20:21.
CNN - Israel harvested organs from bodies in the 1990s without permission of family members, the former head of a state-run forensic laboratory said in a newly released interview.

Government officials acknowledge that the practice happened, but emphasize that it ended years ago.

EPA & USDA encourages farmers to spread toxic coal ash on crops

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 18:03.
Rick Callahan @ The Huffington Post - The federal government is encouraging farmers to spread a chalky waste from coal-fired power plants on their fields to loosen and fertilize soil even as it considers regulating coal wastes for the first time.

The material is produced by power plant "scrubbers" that remove acid rain causing sulfur dioxide from plant emissions. A synthetic form of the mineral gypsum, it also contains mercury, arsenic, lead and other heavy metals.

Mother and baby dies after EMTs refuse to help while on coffee break

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 17:54.

The Associated Press - Mayor Michael Bloomberg has criticized two New York City emergency medical technicians accused of ignoring a pregnant woman who had collapsed in the coffee shop where they were taking a break. The woman and her baby later died.

Bloomberg said Monday that refusing to help goes against human decency.

The Fire Department is investigating the Dec. 9 death of 25-year-old Eutisha Revee Rennix. The EMTs are accused of telling employees at the eatery in Brooklyn to call 911 and then leaving when employees asked them to help. 

Majorie Cohn: Obama's Af-Pak war is illegal

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 16:57.

Majorie Cohn @ Truthout.org - President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize nine days after he announced he would send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. His escalation of that war is not what the Nobel committee envisioned when it sought to encourage him to make peace, not war.

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Autodidact Chat: Andrew Reach Interviews Max Eternity

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 15:48.

Same-sex marriage bill approved in D.C.

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 00:09.

How The White House Misjudged The Political Landscape

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 19:01.

Robert Cruickshank @ Fire Dog Lake - As progressives on and offline continue to debate the future of the health care reform bill, attention is finally shifting to the underlying factors that have gotten us into this mess in the first place: namely, the mistakes of the White House. Meteor Blades at Daily Kos asks the right question – why is it that progressives are getting blamed for this?

Birth of the Republicrat: Bi-partian operatives under Reid and McConnel worked with lobbyist to fulfill healthcare industry wish

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 14:02.
Andrew Zajac @ Tribune Newspapers - David Nexon had a big problem. An early version of national health care legislation contained a $40 billion tax aimed squarely at members of the medical device trade association he represents.

Blue Dogs and Christian-extremist Republicans use "Obamacare" to roll back women's rights

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 13:50.
Politico - An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) coordinated opposition to the Senate health bill’s abortion compromise this morning with the Republican Senate leadership, according to a chain of frantic emails obtained this morning by POLITICO.

Why Big Business Loves Obama:Health Insurance Stocks Reach 52-YEAR High (VIDEO)

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 13:43.

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Trillion-Dollar Islam Colonization: 2 million troops deployed since 9/11

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 23:49.

Peace Grannies protest purveyers of children's "War Toys"

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 18:19.

Dr. King's Youthful Vision And Wisdom: Dead At 39--yet having changed the world

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 17:16.

David Sirota: The Candidate-vs.-The President Canard

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 17:10.

David Sirota - Every now and then, an insider inadvertently exposes the hideous rationalizations that run the American political grotesquerie. The best known of these statements are memorialized on TV as “gaffes.” But the ones that never become famous tend to reveal the ugliest assumptions of all.

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Diabesity: How to deal with diabetes and obesity, and why conventional treatments may make it worse

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 14:06.
Dr. Mark Hyman @ The Huffington Post - If you are diabetic, overweight, or suffer from insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, or any of the other conditions conventional medicine associates with "elevated blood sugar," I want to share a startling new discovery with you: Lowering your blood sugar may increase your risk of death.