Monday, February 4, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Feb 4, 2008

· ExxonMobil pumps its way to record profits while President Bush pumps up Big Oil

· Thanks to surging oil prices, the company beat its own record for the highest profit ever recorded by a U.S. company, with net income rising 3 percent to $40.6 billion last year. The company's sales - over $404 billion - exceeded the gross domestic product of all but the 24 richest countries in the world.

· Global Warming Denier Group Funded By Big Oil Hosting Climate Change Denial Conference


· U.S. casualties rise in Iraq after falling for 4 months

· McCain Claims Iraq ‘Casualties Are Coming Down,’ But Casualties Actually Increased In January

· Iraqi women struggle to survive as violence claims their men. This is one widow's story, but Teeba Jaweed is one of more than a million Iraqi women in the same plight, and like so many others, she has nowhere to turn for help. Sawsan al Barak, an official who deals with women's issues at the Ministry of Human Rights, said that there are at least 1.5 million widows, many of whom lost their husbands to war-related violence.


· CBS Evening News Features the Shameless Rep. Rush Holt, Continuing His Shameless Campaign in Support of Touch-Screen Voting...

· Former OH SoS Snubs Congressional Invitation, May be Subpoenaed by U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Sources Suggest John Conyers May Move to Compel Testimony on Ohio Voter Suppression from Ohio Vote Suppressor J. Kenneth Blackwell...

· Republican NH Primary Candidate Demands Secretary of State Allow Unvoted Ballots to be Counted in Ongoing Election Contest

· Was the New Hampshire Primary Stolen on Behalf of Hillary? Many election-integrity activists with good mathematical intuitions looked at the returns and exclaimed, “That just couldn’t have happened by accident.” What they were speaking of, of course, was the fact that Barack Obama led Hillary Clinton by 53.25% to 46.75% in the 35,864 votes cast for one or the other of them on hand-counted paper ballots (HCPBs), whereas he lost to her by 47.27% to 52.73% of the 81,753 computer-counted votes cast for one or the other of them on optical scanners (op-scans).

· Questions unfolding throughout New Hampshire about "primary"

· VIDEO MASHUP: Sites & Sounds Outside The Democratic Debate In Hollywood, including anti-war protesting which is commonly NOT shown on ANBCBSNNX!

· 9/11 Commissioner: 'We had to go through Karl Rove'

· The U.S. military said Monday that it had accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians during an operation targeting al-Qaida in Iraq -- the deadliest known case of mistaken identity in recent months.

· Congress looking at extending unemployment max from present 6 month limit? Gee, thanks!!! Why is it 6 months to begin with??? And thank Ronald Reagan for YOU having to keep 1 unemployment check per month for taxes...RONALD REAGAN STARTED TAXING UNEMPLOYMENT...TO HELP YOU (he said)!!! They won't tell you that in this article, but I remember it because I was on unemployment when Reagan was president, and he started taxing unemployment to "help us"!!! Reagan also wanted to LOWER the minimum wage at the time...LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!


· John McCain the GOP Nominee? Bring Him On! Once you crack the media myths surrounding him, it's unlikely voters are going to go for an angry, unstable, hypocritical warmonger.
“The Myth of a Maverick”: Matt Welch on GOP Frontrunner John McCain

· Democracy NOW! Video on Warmonger/Liar/Keating 5/idiot/"not" Maverick John McCain, somehow capturing the Republican voters' "anti-war" votes!!!


· Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants post HUGE upset as 14-point underdogs: 17-14!!!!!!!!!!!! Start spreadin' the news!!!!!!!!!!!!
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