Sunday, May 11, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 12, 2008

$1.5 TRILLION needed to stave off U.S. infrastructure disaster!


Byron DeLear is running for Congress in Missouri's 2nd District. The current holder of the seat is the ultra-conservative war supporter and Bush crony, Todd Akin (R-MO), who last year infamously argued to keep sending reinforcements to Iraq by invoking Davy Crockett at the Alamo.

Everyone should watch this, watch what he says, because you'll get an education of what we need to do to turn around this country. I wish there were more candidates like Byron DeLear!

Thanks for pointing this guy out, Alan.


Two of McCain's lobbyists bounced over ties to Myanmar

Doug Goodyear, McCain’s pick to run RN Convention resigns over Myanmar lobbyist ties

McCain Plane Still Flying. Cindy McCain said Thursday that she would never release her personal income tax filing even if her husband, Senator John McCain, was elected president. But Federal Aviation Administration records indicate that she appears to be using her personal wealth to help his campaign, through the continued use of her corporate jet.

Late Edition: Roy Blunt Confirms McCain is Third Bush Term: “And I think that’s a good thing”


Judge: Woman's rape case against Halliburton can go to trial (Rush Limbaugh is DEFINITELY against this!

A plan to show some alleged Iranian-supplied explosives to journalists last week in Karbala and then destroy them was canceled after the United States realized none of them was from Iran.

Electronic trail incriminates government in detainee's cancer death

Bush administration moves to exploit Burma cyclone disaster. The Bush administration lost no time in seeking to exploit the devastating tragedy in Burma (Myanmar). It has seized upon the cyclone that struck the country over the weekend, killed at least 20,000 and likely many more, to aggressively push its foreign policy agenda in Asia. On Tuesday, Bush held a special ceremony at the White House to sign a bill giving Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi a Congressional Gold Medal. He used the occasion to place deliberately provocative conditions on any disbursement of aid to the ravaged country, beyond an initial token sum.

Multinationals make billions in profit out of growing global food crisis. Speculators blamed for driving up price of basic foods as 100 million face severe hunger

Several years into a pair of wars, the Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling to cope with a task for which it was tragically unready: the care of soldiers who left Afghanistan and Iraq with an extra burden of brain injury and psychic anguish. The last thing they need is the toxic blend of secrecy, arrogance and heedlessness that helped to send many of them into harm’s way. Veterans Affairs Department“Shh!” said the e-mail in February from Dr. Ira Katz, head of mental health services for V.A., to a colleague. “Our suicide prevention coordinators are identifying about 1,000 suicide attempts per month among the veterans we see in our medical facilities. Is this something we should (carefully) address ourselves in some sort of release before someone stumbles on it?”
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