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POWER PLAYS -- WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia 

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources  

Tuesday, 06 February 2007 02:26

Cindy Sheehan: The Destroyer and His Helpers

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

When I first started on my long, arduous and relentless journey towards peace shortly after my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq, I met with many Democratic House Members and two Republicans, Walter Jones (R-NC) and Ron Paul (R-TX). I received sympathy and sometimes tea from each elected official, but the consensus was that the anti-war group was in the minority in the Democratic Party and but the barest of minorities in the Republican Party, so nothing could be accomplished in stopping Bloody George the Destroyer's war of terror.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Warren Bell is a funny guy. He has worked on television sitcoms like "Coach" and "According to Jim," starring Jim Belushi. Nevertheless, Warren Bell is a funny guy.

Tuesday, 06 February 2007 02:00

Dave Zirin: The Super Bowl -- When Hawks Cry

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

Last night's Super Bowl was a Roman Vomitorium of odious spew. This and the insipid made only palatable by the thought of Mike Ditka in a dark bar drinking whiskey shots, chased with the salty discharge humans call tears.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After Republicans voted to block debate last night, Senator Bernie Sanders delivered this speech on the floor of the Senate.

Mr. President:

Is there a government contract with pork?
They’d like to put a bid on it.
Is there a war most of the nation opposes?
They’d like to put a lid on it.

 

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

It used to be the Race Card; now it’s the Fear Card.

That’s the way it is on Capitol Hill, anyway, with basically the same areas of the country that had senators who played the Race Card, now playing the Fear Card. (Except for Lieberman, but he’s the odd man out.)

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

With all the talk about Iraq, the situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. Violence is escalating and allied control of the land is faltering. On Monday, the 100th British soldier was killed in combat.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, in a press conference following the release of the UN Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change report earlier this month, made an interesting comment. Asked why the Bush administration has opposed experimenting with carbon caps for American industry, he said, "The U.S. economy is not something to be experimented with, in my judgment."

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

George Bush's proposed $2.9 trillion budget follows his pattern of ill-advised economic planning that is bad for the vast majority of Americans. Bush hopes to boost military spending 12% to $481 billion - roughly 20% of the entire budget - and to make permanent his tax cuts for the rich at a cost of $1.6 trillion over the next decade.

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