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Mr. Shikwati, the G8 summit at Gleneagles is about to beef up the development aid for Africa... Shikwati: ... for God's sake, please just stop. SPIEGEL: Stop?
File this under “Seriously Fucked Up”: While most of America has been hiding under the covers afraid they might have to confront the ghost of Joe Stack, shooing him away by pretending he was something else–”He was a Tea Bagger!”/”He was a liberal!”/”No he was a psychopath!”–anything to avoid seriously talking about how profound and how widely popular his suicide-dive-bombing was…here’s a story that’s a little easier to chew on. It comes to you live from Kiddie Land, where there’s a war on pitting thousands of police and the full force of the law Surging against pre-pubescent doodlers, food-throwers, and tardy students.
In rural areas of the country, obtaining a doctor’s appointment is practically mission impossible. Even in cities such as Boston and Manhattan, it can be very difficult for patients to attain the medical care they badly need, particularly for Medicare and Medicaid patients. From New York’s Upper East Side to the heartland to San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, a striking physician shortage exists in this country.
We've heard a lot about the terrible death toll Mexico has suffered during the drug war — over 11,000 souls so far. This helps to account for the startling lack of controversy that greeted last week's news that Mexico had suddenly decriminalized drugs — not just marijuana but also cocaine, LSD, and heroin. In place of the outrage and threats that U.S. officials expressed when Mexico tried to decriminalize in 2006 was a mild statement , from our new drug czar, that we are going to take a "wait and see" approach. Still, we've heard nothing about the American death toll. Isn't that strange? So far as I can tell, nobody has even tried to come up with a number.
Email Share Share on Tumblr in Share Get the New Book Today! The Founding Fathers universally rejected democracy and hoped that posterity would never turn the United States into one. The word they used was â€œRepublic,â€ which is not synonymous with â€œDemocracy.â€ The word â€œDemocracyâ€ is not in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights.