Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Quick Hits and Fazed Cookies

Uninsured vets top 1.8 million
With the number of dead and wounded American service people now topping 30,000, the number of uninsured veterans has reached an all-time high of nearly 1.8 million.

The increase in veterans lacking insurance coincides with Bush administration policies aimed at limiting the number of veterans eligible for VA coverage, according to the study published online Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health.

In 2002 the administration stopped marketing veteran's health care and, in 2003, cut off insurance access to future veterans earning more than $ 30,000 annually.
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Defense industry cashing in on terror
Profits for the nation's largest defense contractors have risen at astronomical rates since the terror attacks of September, 2001. Is the majority of that cash being wasted on Cold War era weapons systems and technology?
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The only thing we have to fear...
An Islamofascist caliphate led by the evil Ahmadinejad and the all-powerful Iranian Revolutionary guard -- that's what we are now supposed to fear. The same Revolutionary Guard that got it's butt kicked by Saddam's army is our new Bogeyman. Does anyone really buy that? Fear for fear's sake -- the politics of terror.
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One thing we should be afraid of
The vast majority of the educated world may be coming around to the fact that we are experiencing the effects of global climate change, but that hasn't stopped the Bush administration from continued efforts to distort the findings of yet another scientific report citing the public health risks of global warming.
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1 comment:

Carter McCoy said...

It's the same old story, Bush talks about one thing then does another. "Support the troops might be the Republicans' rallying cry, but they have tried to stick it to vets at every turn for the past six years. Just look at the Congressional record and how they vote. Tax cuts for millionaires, but our vets are "too rich" at $30,000 a year to get health insurance. Where the hell are these poeple's priorities?