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Banksters get bailouts, but public option won't

Page 216 of the bill:

1(3) NO BAILOUTS.—In no case shall the public health insurance option receive any Federal funds for purposes of insolvency in any manner similar to the manner in which entities receive Federal funding under the Troubled Assets Relief Program of the Secretary of the Treasury.

Alrighty, then.

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Complexity is the enemy of quality

Page count for the new "health" "reform" bill: 1,990.

Page count for original HR 3200: 1,018.

Page count for HR676 single payer: 30.

But don't worry:

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The Wendell Potter of the British Foreign Service

Craig Murray. His bottom line:

[A]lmost everything you see about Afghanistan is a cover for the fact that the actual motive is the pipeline they wish to build over Afghanistan to bring out Uzbek and Turkmen natural gas which together is valued at up to $10 trillion, which they want to bring over Afghanistan and down to the Arabian Sea to make it available for export.

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As below, so above

Wonderful writing and spectacular photos at Detroit Blog about Helen Turner's White Grove Restaurant. Go read the whole thing. This is what she's seeing out the window and at the tables: Read below the fold...

All the good things in life kill you

Sex, alcohol, fat among world's big killers: WHO.

And by fat, I mean eating fat. Bacon, lard, barbecue and so forth. Cf. Ps 63:5. Read below the fold...

About those polls....

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide say that passing no health care reform bill this year would be better than passing the plan currently working its way through Congress. Sure, Rasmussen. But so what?

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Fuck, yeah

What Ian Welsh said:

Too many folks are dancing with the Devil, because he or she is a Democrat. Let me repeat one more time, Barack Obama and this Democratic Congress have given the richest people and corporations in America trillions of dollars, have packed the administration with neo-liberals and Goldman Sachs cronies, and are on track to pass a health care bill, which, whether it has a “public option” in it or not, is a regressive tax on the middle class, which will directly be handed over to the health industry.

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Is there too much bullshit?

Coping with a certain amount of bullshit is part of the human condition, I feel. But right now, is there so much bullshit that it's literally not possible to process it? Because that really would be "too much."

I'm leaning toward "yes." It's been the whole [a|the] [Federalist]? [strong|robust]? public [health insurance]? [option|plan] thing that's done it too me, I think. It's like my bullshit detector and filters are both clogged. Read below the fold...

Our leaders show the way...

When the elites don't obey the law, what do they expect from the peasants? Most such stories end badly, of course.

In order to break the law with impunity, you really do have to have power. That's how Banana Republics work! Read below the fold...

LA couple tortures loan mod agents

Reuters:

As Los Angeles housing advocates launched a campaign warning of mortgage rescue scams, a couple hit by foreclosure are charged with torturing two loan-modification agents they suspected of fraud, authorities said on Monday.

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Schoolyard politics from Der Gropinator

Yay!

Let us never forget that Ahhold was manipulated into office by speculators from Enron. The same class of fine folks who brought us today's economy. More yay! Read below the fold...

Dealing drugs is the perfect curriculum for the children of our ruling elite

It's not productive, it's all based on personal connections, it's illegal, and if you're elite, you never get caught. But they don't call themselves "dealers." They call themselves "brokers." Perfect.

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The vampire squid speaketh

Matt Taibbi has this lovely Goldman Sachs lobbying document. Here's a smidge:

The equity markets provide perhaps the best example of a highly evolved complex ecosystem, where care must be taken to preserve the benefits that have evolved from competition and innovation...

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

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