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Day 2 of the "Why Won't #Krugman Post On Bill Black?" Watch

From Krugman's home page at the Times:


Just sayin.

Hey, I'd settle for a Pecora commission endorsement! Read more about Day 2 of the "Why Won't #Krugman Post On Bill Black?" Watch

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Poor Economy Taking its Toll on Pets


Our pets have become yet another victim of the poor economy. Though, a few are questioning whether some people are using the economy as an excuse:

Behind boarded doors of foreclosed homes, in Dumpsters and in parking lots are an unprecedented number of abandoned dogs and cats. Their owners, desperate and broke, have left the animals to die without food or water. Real estate agents and landlords are finding the once-beloved family pets in vacated houses all over Metro Detroit.

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Science is Cool

It's even cooler when your fellow Michiganders dominate in the robotics part of it:

Metro Detroit students took home first place at a national robotics competition today in Atlanta.

Huron Valley Schools in Milford earned the top prize along with alliance members from Illinois and California. They edged out an all-Michigan alliance comprised of Utica Community Schools, Berkley High School and Oakland County Area Schools—showcasing southeastern Michigan’s impressive engineering skills—in the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship at the Georgia Dome.

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The Last Step Away From War

It's Heeeere:

LONDON (AFP) – Israel's military is preparing so it could launch major aerial attacks on Iranian nuclear sites if ordered to by the new government, a British newspaper said on Saturday, quoting Israeli defence and intelligence sources.

"Israel wants to know that if its forces were given the green light, they could strike at Iran in a matter of days, even hours," an unnamed senior defence official told The Times.

"They are making preparations on every level for this eventuality. The message to Iran is that the threat is not just words."

"Get over it" translated into Thai?


I think; it doesn't do, to project too much. Alongkorn Parivudhiphong in The Bangkok Post

Finally it came to an end ... I am talking about hit series Sab Poo Saa (Cursed Apparel), which concluded last Wednesday. The talk of the town since its debut in February, the series revolves around a string of vendettas of a female ghost and her obsessions with unrequited loves from her last life.

[T]he last episode - fraught with fears and tears - gave me the "eureka" moment, when I started to see some similarities between this popular soap and the political situation.

The #Yankees suck

They give up 14 runs in one inning. It's a record! More like this, please. Read more about The #Yankees suck

Obama's Secretary of State on the road

Missed this one on McClatchy's Warren P. Strobel back in March, but I thought I'd quote it; it looks like Obama made a good choice:

I've been fortunate (or foolish) enough to have covered and traveled with five secretaries of state over the last almost 20 years (yikes!): James A. Baker III, Warren Christopher, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and now Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Bollocks from Kos

Obama promises to show us the money. But only the federal budget and not not the trillions that went to the banksters. The Federal budget is our money; and the bankster's got our money. So why not transparency for both?

NOTE As always, the first thing to go is the writing. SusanG: Read more about Bollocks from Kos

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Action Alert: House health care hearing on April 22

UPDATE: contact the ways and means committee at:

Include the Single-Payer Perspective in Congressional Hearings on Healthcare

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) announced that the Committee will hold another hearing in a series on reforming the health insurance market.

The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, and will focus on strategies to reform the health insurance market to ensure greater accessibility and affordability.

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New initiatives in Maine and California and the rest of today's single payer news

Maine single-payer measure gets hearing

AUGUSTA, Maine—The Maine Nurses Association says registered nurses from throughout the state will be joined by physicians, patients and health care activists Monday at a legislative hearing on a single-payer health care bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Charles Priest of Brunswick.

New California Single-Payer Bill Passes First Hurdle

SB 810 passed the Senate Health Committee on a party line vote. The bill next heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Rahm to Bibi: "[There will be] two states for two peoples, and it doesn't matter to us at all who is prime minister."

I left my rubber waders at my other computer, so I hesitate to post on I/P, but this is interesting. From MidEast Peace Pulse:

Yedioth Achronoth, the largest circulation daily in Israel, reports today that President Obama intends to see the two-state solution signed, sealed and delivered during his first term.

Rahm Emanuel told an (unnamed) Jewish leader; "In the next four years there is going to be a permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it doesn't matter to us at all who is prime minister."

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Sherrod Brown backs away from single payer

Brown speaking to a HCAN't rally

In contrast, U.S. Sen. Brown told the admittedly sympathetic crowd gathered Friday morning that he has always supported a single-payer system but that wasn't likely to happen during this Congress. So, he said, he's campaigning for the next best thing: The mix between private and public health coverage.

"The plan we write will deal with the uninsured and underinsured," Brown said.

Yay, neti pots!

Nasal irrigation works to clear nasal passages -- without pills or sprays.

No doubt some health care parasite is trying to figure out how to outlaw them right now... Read more about Yay, neti pots!


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