By Robert C. Koehler
“This amendment starts from the premise that health care is a human right, and that every citizen, rich or poor, should have access to health care, just as every citizen has access to the fire department, the police or public schools.”
And for a moment last week the fog of jargon and compromise lifted on the Senate floor and a vision of what’s possible hovered over the Capitol. We could do this. We could build this kind of society, not just talk about it. We could begin moving beyond the stuck, scared place that keeps us at odds and fighting one another (and much of the world). We could return to the task of creating what economist Riane Eisler calls “the caring economy.”
Posted in Economy Economics, Healthcare, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged caring economy, class war, corpo-gov, corporatism, insurance bailout, medicare for all, Neoliberalism, NWO, single payer, universal health care
Dr. Julie Gerberding (Dennis Cook/AP)
By Mike Adams
You’ve heard it before, how the pharmaceutical industry has a giant “revolving door” through which corporations and government agencies frequently exchange key employees. That reality was driven home in a huge way today when news broke that Dr. Julie Gerberding, who headed the CDC from 2002 through January 20, 2009, landed a top job with Merck, one of the largest drug companies in the world. Her job there? She’s the new president of the vaccine division.
MOST GREAT American fortunes were made by capitalists who used the power of government to gain advantages over competitors or to profit from public resources. For example, the Gilded Age plutocrats—the Vanderbilts, the Astors, the Stewarts, the Goulds—built their railroad-based fortunes on the foundation of $100 million in federal and state grants and 200 million acres of federal land grants.
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By Glen Ford
President Obama attempts to depict proponents of Medicare for all as lefty health care “extremists.” But that’s precisely the kind of “robust” public plan favored by two-thirds of Americans, according to a recent poll. Obama is to the Right of the people, and the GOP is off the map.
Posted in Economy Economics, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged corpo-gov, health insurance bailout, health insurance scam, Healthcare, medicare, medicare for all, obama corporate bailout, public option, single payer healthcare
By Moisés Naim
Oil is a curse. Natural gas, copper, and diamonds are also bad for a country’s health. Hence, an insight that is as powerful as it is counterintuitive: Poor but resource-rich countries tend to be underdeveloped not despite their hydrocarbon and mineral riches butbecause of their resource wealth. One way or another, oil — or gold or zinc — makes you poor. This fact is hard to believe, and exceptions such as Norway and the United States are often used to argue that oil and prosperity can indeed go together.
Posted in Economy Economics, Energy, Environment, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, War and Peace
Tagged corpo-gov, corporatism, corruption, Energy, human rights, Land Rights, oil, oil wars, politics, resource wars
By Mike Adams
Evidence is now emerging that people who receive the seasonal flu shot are at increased risk of contracting H1N1 swine flu. This is based on new research coming out of Canada. It means that the seasonal flu shot vaccines could be making the swine flu pandemic worse!
Posted in FDA, USDA, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Swine Flu H1N1
Tagged corpo-gov, fake who flu, h1n1 flu, natural remedies, vaccine dangers, vaccine scam, vitamin D, vitamin D3
By Mike Adams
A leaked UN report claims swine flu could kill millions of people in developing nations and cause the near-collapse of these countries unless wealthy nations come up with $1.5 billion to pay for more vaccines and anti-viral drugs. With swine flu fatality rates so low (killing roughly 1 in 100,000 people infected), it’s hard to take this report seriously. So why is the UN putting out such scary stuff?
By Jim Hightower
Great news, America! Having just celebrated Labor Day, we can now bask in the revelation that our long economic nightmare is over. Forget recession, much less a depression, our country is poised to spring into a new era of financial prosperity!
We know that this is so because we’re being told so by top economists, Wall Street bankers and others in the know. To put the icing on this happy economic cupcake, President Obama even interrupted his Martha’s Vineyard vacation late last month to announce that he was reappointing Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve banking system.
Posted in Economy Economics, Labor, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged bankster bailouts, banksters, bernanke, class war, corpo-gov, New World Order, obama corporatism
By Sarah Boseley
A survey of general practitioners published on Healthcare Republic, the website of GP magazine, found that up to 60% of GPs may decline vaccination. A much bigger survey of nurses published a week ago by Nursing Times found that a third of 1,500 nurses would refuse vaccination. But the biggest problem in persuading people and healthcare professionals to have the jab may be the relative shortage of evidence from trials about its safety and efficacy. The biggest reason given by those who said they would not have it was concern that the safety trials would not be adequate: 71.3% said they were “concerned that the vaccine has not yet been through sufficient trials to guarantee safety”. Half – 50.4% – said they “believe that swine flu is too mild to justify taking the vaccine”.
By Michael Winship
As we marvel over the depths of hypocrisy and greed currently plumbed in the health care reform debate, it may help to remember that even Honest Abe Lincoln had his share of tainted colleagues, one of the most notorious of whom was his first Secretary of War Simon Cameron.