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Honesty is an unproductive policy

Jon Meacham:

"I do not think it is productive to dismiss religious belief as superstitious and wrong."

Is it ever "productive" to bust a Ponzi scheme? They can last so pleasingly long if no one ever blows the whistle. Read more about Honesty is an unproductive policy

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Some say


You know you are being lied to when you see the construction some say or anything like it. Take today's assault on Medicare in Isvestia:

Some doctors — often internists but also gastroenterologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and other specialists — are no longer accepting Medicare, either because they have opted out of the insurance system or they are not accepting new patients with Medicare coverage. The doctors’ reasons: reimbursement rates are too low and paperwork too much of a hassle.

On the Prompt Corrective Action law: Bill Black responds...

... to the Cheetohs-flinging wankfest over at The Obama 527 Formerly Known as Daily Kos. PBS. It's a massive takedown. Read more about On the Prompt Corrective Action law: Bill Black responds...

Meet the new mercenaries

Mike Farrell on single payer

Elizabeth Warren: report calls for Treasury to be much tougher with Big Banksters

I saw this written about by Jane Hamsher on FDL, Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism, and Ian Welsh on his blog. Sounds like a newsworthy report, with some strong recommendations, highly pertinent to what is going on in our government and economy. So, where was it reported? Read more about Elizabeth Warren: report calls for Treasury to be much tougher with Big Banksters

"Green shoots" and "a workman's due"

The best writing is always in the sports section, isn't it? Mitch Albom in the Detroit Free Press: Read more about "Green shoots" and "a workman's due"

Sanity from Obama on Islam


President Barack Obama used an address to the Turkish parliament to stress that the U.S. “is not at war with Islam,” as he pledged to ease tensions between the West and the Muslim world.



Police in Detroit have ruffled some feathers after they cracked down on an organized pillow fight at a downtown park.

The Detroit News reports that police at Campus Martius Park prevented the feathery fight Saturday by disarming pillow-toting participants. The bout was part of a worldwide event organized on social networking Web sites.

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The Freedom From Insurance Train

Monday, April 6, is the fifth and final White House Health DReform Forum, this time in Los Angeles, CA.

From Healthcare-NOW!

Los Angeles, California - April 6th

The forum will be held at The California Endowment located at 1000 N. Alameda Street. The event will start at 10:30am and doors open at 9:00am. Attendees must be seated by 10:00am. Folks should starting arriving no later than 8:30 a.m.

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More bail our protests

"A group will be meeting to consider the season."

So, okay, I've been paying attention to Kings on the slim chance that NBC can program an imaginative drama instead of reality shows. Since it has Ian McShane, it has its interesting bits, but this week it turned the corner from mildly amusing and lyrical Biblical allegory into media critique. Read more about "A group will be meeting to consider the season."


You’re not supposed to show any part of a woman’s nipple if you want a PG/PG-13 TV rating.

Twelve years ago I made what was one of the first features shot on DV. DV was a new video format that allowed you to acquire footage you could transfer onto a hard drive with minimal if any loss of data. That footage could then be cut and otherwise manipulated, while retaining a production value that, while low, was acceptable to many viewers.

This 90-minute movie is called AMAZING WORLD. A reporter and a photographer working for a quasi-Weekly World News periodical are targeted by a back-from-the-dead psychic who is actually a murderer. Read more about Nipples


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