Sunday, December 23, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec. 23, 2007

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· Iraq children 'paying high price' ; The violence led to extreme hardship for many children in Iraq; Two million children in Iraq are facing threats including poor nutrition, lack of education, disease and violence, the UN children's agency, Unicef, has said Remember, Iraq didn't attack us on 9/11! (same link as clicking on picture).

· Family sues insurer who denied teen transplant; 17-year-old girl died hours after Cigna finally agreed to pay for new liver

· A newly declassified document shows that J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had a plan to suspend habeas corpus and imprison some 12,000 Americans he suspected of disloyalty.

· Remember the "Warren County Lockdown" in Ohio? During the Bush-Kerry Election? Where Warren County Ohio election officials "locked down" the precinct saying they had a terrorist warning from the FBI, and later the FBI said they never issued a warning? Well, that was never investigated and those cronies are still in charge of Warren County!

· Lawyers demand Bush hearings; 1,000 attorneys call for probes into criminal, unconstitutional activity.

· The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employers have the right to prohibit workers from using the company’s e-mail system to send out union-related messages, a decision that could hamper communications between labor unions and their membership.

· How To Rig a Republican Election (or Two); Former Alabama Gov. in Newly Unearthed Video: 'My Election Was Stolen Electronically, No Other Sugar-Coated Way to Say It'; Notable New Developments, in TWO Cases of GOP 2002 Election Rigging - in AL and NH - as a GOP Operative Sings in New Book...

· Bush Administration cuts $700 million in Medicaid funds for schools

· A review of classified documents by former members of the Sept. 11 commission shows that the panel made repeated and detailed requests to the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 and 2004 for documents and other information about the interrogation of operatives of Al Qaeda, and were told by a top C.I.A. official that the agency had “produced or made available for review” everything that had been requested.

· Less than a week before Christmas, the House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that seeks to boost consumer confidence in U.S. product safety regulation and strengthen toy testing.; The bill would increase funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission, give it a new testing lab, reduce the levels of lead allowed in children's products to trace amounts and mandate additional testing of toys.

· CIA wants ex-agent who discussed waterboarding investigated
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