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Transocean tries to cheat workers

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Rig Survivors Felt Coerced To Sign Waivers

Lawyers for the oil rig's owner, Transocean, requested that workers who had survived the blast sign the form in the wake of the April 20 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon. This was hours before the workers had been allowed to see their families.

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Just when you thought it could not get any worse

Susie

British Petroleum and government disaster-relief agencies are using a toxic chemical (Corexit 9500) to disperse oil in the Gulf of Mexico, even though a better alternative appears to be available.

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Why one citizen will be voting Democratic this year

miasmo at Open Left

"Yay! I voted for the shit sandwich instead of the arsenic burger!"

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Newsweek up for sale

Media Matters for America is reporting the Newsweek is up for sale. Maybe Al Gore will buy it and we can have a real news magazine. Read below the fold...

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Single payer candidate wins in North Carolina

Single-Payer Candidate Wins NC Primary

North Carolina house candidate Marcus Brandon defeated a 30-year incumbent tonight, by 60% to 40%, to become the Democratic nominee in an overwhelmingly Democratic district in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Brandon has pledged to introduce a bill to create single-payer healthcare in North Carolina, and now he'll be able to do it.

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Peter Schurman for Governor of California

Vote for Peter Schurman in the Democratic primary in the California gubernatorial race.

Our health care system is a mess. The problem is the health insurance companies. They are parasites, sucking up massive sums of money, and giving us paperwork, rate hikes, and denials of coverage in return. Although President Obama's new health care law reins in some of their worst abuses, it also perpetuates the problem, by forcing us to buy their inadequate products, and offering no other option.

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Today in bait and switch

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So, the FCC tries to regulate Broadband, and the courts turns them back. Instead of asserting greater authority to regulate the Internet by reclassifying broadband as a "Title II" service, they are just going to give up.

Get the feeling that this was the plan all along? Read below the fold...

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St. John Medical Center threatens Mobilize Ohio with defamation suit

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Cleveland Plain Dealer

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- About 50 people gathered across from St. John Medical Center in Westlake Sunday afternoon to protest the closure of two primary care practices that operated in the hospital.

St. John Medical Center threatened Mobilize Ohio with a defamation suit.

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Down with the legacy parties

update, via Valley Girl, a graph of partisan political identification:

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Max Brantley on the Arkansas Senate primary

Salon has a great interview with Max Brantley on the Halter Lincoln contest. Read below the fold...

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More ink for the teach-in counter-conference

Liberal Activists Say Focus on Long-Term Debt is ‘Misguided’

Other critics of Washington's view of the debt take that a step further: Not only are today's deficits of little importance, they say, but the federal deficit itself is no measure of the country's fiscal condition. Liberal blogs such as Firedoglake and New Deal 2.0 organized a counter-summit in Washington to preach this gospel, known as Modern Monetary Theory.

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Immigration deform

Please read Jeralyn, it is much worse than we thought. It is not just biometric cards, as bad as that is, they are planning to throw an high tech iron curtain across our southern border (to keep them out or us in?). There is more money for the war on some of the people who do drugs and a faith based preference for immigration applicants. Because we do not have enough preachers in this country. Read below the fold...

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