Sunday, January 6, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Jan 6, 2008

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· Jobs weak, unemployment soars. Employers add fewer to payrolls than forecast, and the jobless rate hits 5%, a two-year high.

...BUT...BUSH says:

· Bush says markets 'strong and solid'


· Latest NH Polls: Obama 33, Clinton 31; McCain 33, Romney 27

· Clinton Machine Shaken by Setback

· The Bush administration is going ahead with a controversial pilot program giving Mexican trucks greater access to U.S. highways despite a new law by Congress against it.

· NY TIMES MAGAZINE RUNS 'MASSIVE, SCARY' COVER STORY ON AMERICA'S E-VOTING DISASTER. Cover Graphic Shows Exploding Voting Booth with 'WARNING' Label: 'Your vote may be lost, destroyed, miscounted, wrongly attributed or hacked'

· Can You Count on Voting Machines?

· Romney wins Wyoming caucuses

· Ron Paul: Fox News Is "Beyond A Joke". Presidential candidate slams decision to exclude him from forum

· Clinton Fumes As Edwards Takes Obama's Side

· New Hampshire G.O.P. Backs Out of Fox Forum Because Of FOX "news"

· Bush Reappoints Mine Safety Chief Who Bungled Crandall Canyon Disaster

· Economy trumps Iraq in election

· Swiftboating Obama’s Religion: He Is Not a Muslim. Barack Obama Did Not Attend a Wahabi Madrassa When He Was a Boy

· 2 election workers get 18 months for rigging presidential recount. Prosecutors said the employees broke the law when they worked behind closed doors three days before the Dec. 16, 2004, recount to pick ballots they knew would not cause discrepancies when checked by hand so they could avoid a lengthier, more expensive hand recount of all votes.

· "There is nothing wrong with your thermostat. Do not attempt to adjust the temperature. We are controlling your power consumption. If we wish to make it hotter, we will turn off your air conditioner. If we wish to make it cooler, we will turn off your heater. For the next millennium, sit quietly and we will control your home temperature. We repeat, there is nothing wrong with your thermostat. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... SACRAMENTO!"*

· Abusing Children in the Name of God. A hemophilic boy in Pennsylvania bleeds to death over a period of two days from a small cut on his foot. An Indiana girl dies after a malignant tumor sprouts from her skull and grows so enormous that it’s nearly the size of her head. A boy in Massachusetts succumbs to a bowel obstruction. (His cries of pain are so loud that neighbors are forced to shut their windows to block out the sound.) None of these children benefit from the readily-available medical treatments that might save their lives, or at least mitigate their suffering. Because the tenets of their parents’ religious faiths mandate it, their ailments are treated by prayer rather than medical science. The results are tragic.

· Dana Leigh Shafman, center, talks to attendees about personal safety at a Taser party in Mesa, Ariz. Shafman is an independent weapons dealer who's been selling Tasers the way her mother's generation sold plastic food storage containers. (bd: Can we buy one of these, and taser the cops back when they taser us???)

· Police State America - A Look Back and Ahead. The post 9/11 scheme was to ignore the law, go to war and destroy our civil liberties...

· Anglo-American Ambitions behind the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the Destabilization of Pakistan. The assassination of Bhutto appears to have been anticipated. There were even reports of “chatter” among US officials

· The FCC approved new rules that will unleash a flood of media consolidation across America. The new rules will further consolidate local media markets -- taking away independent voices in cities already woefully short on local news and investigative journalism. Congress has the power to throw out these rules -- and if hundreds of thousands of people demand it, they'll have to listen. Sign the open letter to Congress urging them to stop the FCC and stand with the public interest.

Watch this video. Sign the petition demanding Rudy Giuliani meet with the 9-11 first responders here.

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