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by Harvey Wasserman

The massive earthquake that shook Japan this week nearly killed millions in a nuclear apocalypse.

It also produced one of the most terrifying sentences ever buried in a newspaper. As reported deep in The New York Times, the Tokyo Electric Company admitted that "the force of the shaking caused by the earthquake had exceeded the design limits of the reactors, suggesting that the plant's builders had underestimated the strength of possible earthquakes in the region."

Hucksters in L.A. in the 1920s
Lured the desperate in bunches
To hear quasi-evangelical hype
About oil leases over hot lunches.

Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:46

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 19, 2007


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Subject: A Cavalier Attitude About The National Debt

by Marjorie Cohn

As Congress debates whether to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, George Bush is trying to buy time. He and Dick Cheney have no intention of ever pulling out of Iraq.


DNC Press

MUST READS: Republicans Have Ignored the Real Terrorists

Washington, DC - Today, the Washington Post and The New York Times shed more light on the National Intelligence Estimate released yesterday that confirmed what Democrats and experts have been saying for some time-the war in Iraq has kept us from fighting the real war on terror and enabled terrorist networks like Al Qaeda to rebuild.

This amount is no doubt much higher than had been planned
But now (phew!) Roger Mahony won't have to take the stand.


If anyone is really interested in why Bush doesn't give a damn about anything, how many soldiers are dying in Iraq, the Constitution, the polls, his legacy, the Repuglican Party, Congress, etc. etc. etc., it can be found in this not so little tid-bit from "retired diplomat, former U.S. Ambassador Dan Simpson"---"There is also the late-at-night, eerie concern that Mr. Bush has in his head some sort of scenario where, for reasons of national security - real or drummed up - the 2008 elections will have to be postponed and he will get to stay on. My suspicions have at their base the feeling I have that, given their operating style now, this bunch will not leave the White House easily in 2009." A terrifying but highly probable happening! Impeach now!!! 

Thursday, 19 July 2007 02:15

Cindy Sheehan: Give War a Chance

by Cindy Sheehan

Journey for Humanity and Accountability: Day 9

Being in the Deep South has been a very interesting experience. As George's approval numbers hover down somewhere in Congress's range and approval for their war is shrinking, we have encountered very little opposition to our message, but the opposition we have encountered has been vile, abusive, and potentially dangerous.

by Jesse M. Reiter

Over the last several election cycles, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its powerful corporate backers have been silently purchasing state Supreme Court seats across the country. As a result, many state supreme courts, which were once fair and neutral, now favor big business interests. This in turn has left average citizens without a voice in our court system and is making our system less democratic.

by Stephen Crockett

"Out of control, elitist power mongers" would be the best phrase to describe the political mindset of the Bush Republican machine. The current Bush Administration and their Senate allies are completely unwilling to bend to majority rule on the Iraq War or the other major issues of today. In the Republican elitist world, the people are to be ruled over instead of represented by Republican officeholders and judges.

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