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Employer based health insurance does not work: a failed business model

WellPoint Cutting 1,500 Jobs

NEW YORK -- WellPoint Inc. said Friday it will eliminate approximately 1,500 jobs, including 900 open positions and about 600 lay-offs.

Time to pass HR 676 and put these parasites out of their misery. Read below the fold...

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Krugman pens an open letter to Obama


A long piece, in Rolling Stone. I won't try to, ahem, summarize him here, the work is very dense and any attempt to condense it I fear would leave out something important. Go and read, please. Read below the fold...

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The math


The Wealth Distribution

In the United States, wealth is highly concentrated in a relatively few hands. As of 2001, the top 1% of households (the upper class) owned 33.4% of all privately held wealth, and the next 19% (the managerial, professional, and small business stratum) had 51%, which means that just 20% of the people owned a remarkable 84%, leaving only 16% of the wealth for the bottom 80% (wage and salary workers).

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What a nifty tool.

A thousand household uses! Read below the fold...

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Ms. Napolitano, tear down this wall!


Janet Napolitano, director designate of the Department of Homeland Security, is said to be thinking about reconsidering building that "border wall" Chertoff rammed down our throats at the hands of a compliant Congress in the "no brown people allowed" aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
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Inaugural invocation

President Obama, please be a liar.

Please let everything we heard from you about bipartisanship prove to be an act of utter mendacity.

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Israeli TV broadcasts call w/ doctor in Gaza whose three daughters were killed by tank shelling of his apartment building

Updates added.

This You Tube video may put a human face, or at least human voice, on what is happening to civilians in Gaza during the Israeli attacks. It certainly affected the Israeli reporter taking the call.

The doctor used to practice in Israel and had been in telephone contact with the station, giving observations about what was happening during the invasion. I wonder if the US MCM will pick this up--Has anyone seen anything about this on US news?

To get English subtitles:

If you cannot see the subtitles do the following:
1. Play the video
2. Click the triangle button at the bottom-right corner of the video

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The Prisoner online

Obama takes the train to DC...

Just like Lincoln!!!!!!

Obama puts his pants on one leg at a time.

Just like Lincoln!!!!!

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Riots in the Baltics

Tropy trope tropism

What amazes me, or not, is how the coverage of Obama from our famously free press is, in so many ways, exactly the same as that of Bush; for example, the Triumph of The Will-style upward shot of the Leader posed against the sky. Read below the fold...

The vapidity and irrelevance of WaPo's health care coverage


Congress and the incoming Obama administration are contemplating profound shifts in the government's role in health insurance to try to alleviate a significant ripple effect of the damaged economy: Americans losing health coverage as they lose jobs.

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The Real Cost of Guantanamo

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"The bezzle"

A nifty analytical tool from Raymond James via The Agonist: Read below the fold...


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