I'm guessing No, but perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised:
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) secured a commitment from Pelosi and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) for a vote on a fully government-run, “single-payer” insurance program in July to get liberal support for moving the bill out of committee. Weiner said Thursday that he'd been told “all systems are go,” but leaders have pointedly declined to confirm that.Read below the fold...
And Julia's voice was lost, except in sighs.
Until too late for useful conversation ;
The tears were gushing from her gentle eyes,
I wish, indeed, they had not had occasion ;
But who, alas ! can love, and then be wise?
Not that Remorse did not oppose Temptation ;Read below the fold...
A little still she strove, and much repented.
And whispering "I will ne'er consent " — consented.
By popular demand... I have a common household remedies request.
What's the best posture to meditate? Is there one?
I'm really not sure I'd be able to use the lotus posture, because the sound of cracking bones and the pain would really be a distraction.
NOTE And do the meditation sites, when posting pictures, really have to use beautiful women in tank tops for models? Doesn't that work against the whole concept? At least for some people? Read below the fold...
[Welcome, OL readers. Since I've been banned from OL, I won't be able to keep posting links to single payer activism like this. Please feel free to stop by here. -- lambert]
Clever media strategy from Mobilization for Health Care For All, going for local coverage. That circumvents the "progressive" media blackout, as well as the blackouts by the administration, the FKDP, and our famously free press. Links:
Nice list of links:
Press Coverage from 10/28:
San Francisco Chronicle:
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Read below the fold...
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.
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.Read below the fold...