Monday, December 10, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec 11, 2007

1. The top ten questions are presented to the candidates.

2. Candidates post their video answers by December 15th.

3. You decide if they actually answered the questions. Voting ends on December 31st.

· Here's the Top-10 Questions!

Democracy NOW!

JEREMY SCAHILL: If the poor are left to drown and starve and the rich can then hire their private fire departments or have private utilities, that means that in this country you have to be a person of means to be entitled to services that the government normally provides. And so, this radical privatization agenda ultimately is a pulling out of the rug from the most needy people in the society.

DN! transcript or DN! video

· Under Bush's watch, decay of public firefighting has spawned billion dollar private industry

· A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers (Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton) in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.rnrnJamie Leigh Jones, now 22, says that after she was raped by multiple men at a KBR camp in the Green Zone, the company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she'd be out of a job.

· The American Dream is Alive and Well ... in Finland!; It's harder for young workers to move up the economic ladder in the United States than in other wealthy countries. What happened to the American dream?

· A Week Of Shootings

· New Documents Revealed In Case Of Huckabee's Support For Freeing Rapist (bd: Our friend! Insane Mike Hucksterbee!)

· Un-Real!!! Huckabee wants to ‘take this nation back for Christ.’

· A Study of Bias in the Associated Press; AP is a massive institutionalized bureaucracy that feeds new stories to nearly every newspaper and radio/TV station in the United States and the world. They are so large that top-down control of single news stories is literally impossible. However, our evidence clearly indicates a built-in bias favoring the powerful.

· UBS Writes Down $10 Billion, Singapore Injects Capital (bd: someone please tell me exactly what a "write-down" is, please! We keep seeing news that CitiCorp, CountryWide, UBS, are doing Billion Dollar "write-down"s and I can't find out what a "write-down" is! That's bad reporting! In my opinion! None of these articles explains exactly what a "write-down" is!)

· ACTION ALERT: FEC about to take a swipe at liberal online fundraising

· Bradley Whitford on Telecom Immunity: Call Your Senators Now

· Kangaroo farts could fight global warming: scientists (bd: Is this for real or a joke?)
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