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A Healthy Economy

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.”

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Former CDC head now leads Merck vaccine division

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.

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The business of health care reform

ISR Editorial

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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Georgia Petition to Refuse the H1N1 Vaccine

By WeAreChangeAtlanta.com

Vaccination laws in Georgia / Swine Flu / Take Action

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2008 RFK Jr Speech on CDC Cover-up of Vaccine-Autism Link (video and transcript)

flu_vaccine (300 x 188) cropdJune 2008 speech at the Green Our Vaccines rally
In front of the Sylvan Theatre on Washington Monument grounds, Washington, D.C.

Transcribed by Rady Ananda

On June 4, 2008, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr spoke before 8,500 activists from every state and from Mexico, Canada and the Philippines on the dangers of vaccines, and the government cover-up of the vaccine-autism link.

18-min video (in three parts) and transcription follow.

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Poll Shows Public Wants Medicare for All

BMedicare4Ally 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.

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The Devil’s Excrement: Can oil-rich countries avoid the resource curse?

Shell Oil well on fire in Nigeria

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.

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Urgent alert: Seasonal flu shot raises risk of H1N1 swine flu

biohazardBy 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! 

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Preview Upcoming TAC Cover Story on Edmonds: ‘Outs’ Videotaped, ‘Blackmailed’ Dem Congresswoman; Alleges State Dept. Mole at NYTimes; MUCH MORE…

sibel x amcon by Taffeta GrayBy Brad Friedman

American Conservative mag’s description of interview with previously-gagged FBI whistleblower as ‘explosive’ may prove to be a gross understatement

Blackmail, bribery, infiltration, theft and sale of nuke secrets by Turkey, Israel explained in clearer detail than ever before…

Over the weekend, we received an embargoed look at American Conservative magazine’s final version of their cover story interview with formerly-gagged FBI translator turned whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. Continue reading

Leaked UN report claims swine flu could ‘kill millions’ and cause ‘anarchy’ in poor nations

h1n1By 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?

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Why Millions of Americans Don’t Need a Swine Flu Vaccine

insurance scamBy Mike Adams

The FDA has now suddenly granted approval to four different H1N1 vaccines, all on the same day! With virtually no testing, these fast-tracked vaccines are now approved for use on everyone: Infants, children, adults, senior citizens and even expectant mothers. But does everyone really need these vaccines?

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The Reality of Economic Recovery

class war2By 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.

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Over half UK doctors, third of nurses, to refuse flu vaccine

bad vaccineBy 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”.

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The war against our children

By Ken McCartthy

(7-min. VIDEO) The statistics are undeniable. Americans are the least healthy people among the world’s developed nations (Japan, Australia, Germany, Canada, France, England etc.) In fact, there are even undeveloped nations that have healthier populations.

What’s going on? How can the richest country in the world also be the sickest?

Is it the so called “health care” system?  Continue reading

Pay to Play Is Washington’s Sport of Kings

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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.

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