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Americans lose healthcare reform battle

It’s all over. Insurance and drug companies won. Readers of this post have lost. “Mr. (Rahm) Emanuel said one of several ways to meet President Barack Obama’s goals is a mechanism under which a public plan is introduced only if the marketplace fails to provide sufficient competition on its own. He noted that congressional Republicans crafted a similar trigger mechanism when they created a prescription-drug benefit for Medicare in 2003. […]

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CFR loves Mexico, but why lie about guns?

“…the arms that cartels can and do buy from the open U.S. market, completely illegally, leave Mexico’s police force and even its military outgunned. There are nearly 7,000 gun shops along the southern U.S. border, about three for every mile. They sell thousands of hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, AK-47s, and “cop killer” guns and bullets that cut through Kevlar body armor. The weapons quickly flow south, again with barely […]

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French may take Iraq, America French fried

Remember when France decided not to support our war and occupation of Iraq? And some media neo-cons derided French culture? And some called french fries, freedom fries? It was fashionable at the time to promote the idea that we were helping Iraq, building relationships, and bonding in a way that meant guaranteed oil and great trade relations. During this past week, China and BP won the only oil contracts awarded […]

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Our guys are killed, Iraq’s oil goes to China, Britain

This news today from Wall Street Journal: BAGHDAD (Dow Jones)–A consortium of BP PLC (BP.LN) and China’s CNPC Tuesday won the contract for Rumaila oil field – the largest oil field in Iraq and one of the largest in the world, the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said. The consortium had been seeking $3.99 remuneration for each extra barrel of oil produced but after last-minute negotiations Tuesday morning accepted the […]

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