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The epidemic of ‘prediabetes’ in Middle Age Americans shows failure of the US corporatized medical system to treat

Did you know that 79 MILLION Americans are classified as having 'prediabetes' (early stage Type 2 diabetes)? And most of those are between the ages of 45 to 60, making it more common than not to have early stage diabetes for this age category. And 90% are unaware of their oncoming medical condition, also! What a colossal failure of American corporate medicine to treat the sick! See 90% of People with Prediabetes Don't Know It

Mayberry R.F.D.

Some of y'all might not remember what the RFD part means. It's Rural Free Delivery, an incentive to keep the constitutionally mandated (ratified by congress) postal service available to the people who really need it the most. The "Heartland" the Wreligious Wrong like to pander, butter up, and basically abuse their name image and philosophies every election cycle. The ones their Corporate Masters have just abandoned by closing their local post offices as "not cost effective" and their Privatized "Texas Miracle" alternatives like UPS and FedEx aren't going to serve. They say it's "Socialism" to provide a service based on need rather than greed, and you know what? It IS.   And it's one of the reasons Oklahoma was a "Red" state in the truest sense of the word, as in Communist, in the '32, '36, and '40 elections. Henry Fonda, often criticized by the Right Wing Lunatic Fringe like Bachmann, Beck, Palin... for his role in the movie adaptation of Grapes of Wrath, an almost realistic portrayal of what the Corporate Theft which led to the Dust Bowl and the Depression were about, was unlike the current crop of Right Wing presidential or gubernatorial or senatorial or congressional candidates or

Shit I learned in school

...because, really, I DO believe there's a deliberate sabotage of Public Education being done simply by handing a "liberal" program over to be administered by "conservatives". In 7th grade in Texas you're taught Texas History. Some of it would be almost unrecognizable from a Yankee point of view. For instance, we were taught that the Civil War wasn't about slavery, it was about State's Rights. State's Rights to spend civic money and exercise military and police powers to enforce slavery. We were also told, and I have reason to believe that it's gotten worse, we were told that the Slaves were well treated, given decent food and housing, and Medical Care. Happy Days on de ol' Plantation wif all de Darkies singin' and happy and de Massa jes' lubbin all of dem! O, de sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home it's summer and the darkies are gay... You smile and laugh and sing because the Massah would beat you and maybe have you killed if you indicated any dissatisfaction with the arrangement. It's that simple. The Slaves were all Happy and Content and Well Treated... so why do the Corporate Slaveholders of the Modern Plantation, the ones who advance this bald-face lie about how good

“Clean” Coal on defensive, downplaying REAL Clean power

So they're spending a few hundred million nationwide promoting their bid for MORE unsupervised unregulated Mountaintop Removal Coal (and other minerals) Extraction, with the accompanying subsidies they'll get if WHEN the Tame Departments of Interior, Defense and Energy and the even Tamer Congress grant them the Official Clean Energy Okey-Dokey. They downplay wind and solar as not being viable ("the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow") AND claim that even when they're used they'll "need" to Strip Mine and destroy the environment for the metals. Which is bullshit on several levels, there's far more recyclable metals ready for harvest than can be gotten from any level of mining in the conceivable future. One Industry LIE down the tubes. With Solar and Wind producing their PEAK output at the same times of day that the PEAK demand is, there isn't actually any need to build MORE coal power plants or start new strip mines. AND the production of Wind and Solar is going up even with a tiny fraction of a percentage of the Public Subsidies that the Coal, Oil and Gas industries have enjoyed for more than a century. Almost a century and a half.

“mineral wealth bonanza” found in Afghanistan… by U.S… (BBC)

So the scanning of the substrate rocks actually looking for a 6-and-a-half foot tall Arab attached to a portable dialysis machine or were they Taxpayer Funded Corporate Welfare, wherein the U.S. military was prospecting for Massey Energy, BP, ALCOA, etc? Will this mean that the corporations, mostly owned by British, U.S. and Dutch "holding companies" aka Investment Bankers hiding more of their stolen money, will offer a "peace" plan where the citizens of Afghanistan, as defined by the U.S. State Department, the "GOOD" Afghans who swear allegiance to The New Corporate World Order rather than the "BAD" ones who insist on, you know, their own ancestral property and sovereignty rights? Like the Horrible Crimes committed by Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela, Iraq and Iran when they insisted that the Oil and other resources that are under THEIR sovereign possessions belongs to THEIR people and not to American and British Corporations, no matter how many gunboats the Imperial Navies send to "liberate" the oppressed citizens, oppressed by the notion that they're actually EQUALS to the British and Americans? How very silly of those PEASANTS to believe that they could ever be equal to the Masters. Isn't that simply Droll, Chauncey? Why, yes, Edgar,

The Governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida…

Are taking sides with the Oil industry above all others. What a surprise. The Oil companies can afford to eat the loss from a moratorium. Far better than WE can afford to eat oil. If they're so damned worried about "their" workers they should have compensated them better, provided them with better workplace safety and had a contingency plan for disasters. As it stands now, they've been taking the Corporate Welfare and putting it into the pockets of their major shareholders and their political servants. If they're worried about the lost wages of "their" workers, dip into some of that Corporate Welfare money and compensate "their" workers. Unless and until they do, they have no business bitching about anything. We, The People have been subsidizing the destruction of the water WE drink, OUR air, OUR food, for far too long and it's time the Corporate BigPigs put something back. The 5% at the top of the income scale, the Parasite Class, have more money than ALL the Working Class have combined.

BP spends Billion Pounds advertising how much good they’re doing.

I saw the commercial once today already. Just that one instance on every for-profit network in America must have cost a pretty Billion. I didn't time it, perhaps if I looked it up on youtube or BBC? But there's not much point. It was much longer than your usual commercial. A thirty second slot at the Super Bowl costs $3 million on to be broadcast one time on one network. Granted that's in an exceptional circumstance. Typically, more people tune in to the Super Dooper Incredible Bowl to watch grown men hit each other and throw a ball around, than the number who would watch an inauguration or a state funeral of any president or ex-president. "News Stories" are considered to be in-depth if they last a whole minute. So the jackass CEO of BP is promoting through a pictorial essay a wondrous scene where BP is sponsoring all these sharply dressed volunteers in pristine clothing (Yeah, right! you go traipsing through any corner of a bayou for ten minutes and see how clean and photogenic your clothes and face are going to be) setting booms, giving birds a bath, and I would swear to the Lord God who made

U.S. War Expenses outstrip rest of the world, combined.

NATO countries only a tip of that. Russia, China, all of Africa and South America combined, that's a monstrous amount of money being spent on weapons. Our Really Good Friends on the Right Wing insist that the reason Africa is so impoverished with regards to feeding and providing health care for the peoples thereof is that the nations spend so much money on Weapons and making war on each other. Michael "Savage" Weiner harps on this theme a lot, because to his twisted little Racist mind it shows the native inferiority of The Natives. But nary a word that the Enlightened, Epitome of Civilization America outstrips not only Africa, but the "superior" Western Civilization as a whole, whose spending on war in turn outstrips Africa. 17587

Fox can now re-add climate change denial to their Daily Spews

BP of course. "Show me the oil" "Oil? What Oil?" (though the Republican governors of the Gulf states are shitting white about what's happening, their anointed mouthpieces at Fox still insist on downplaying it). But to the Nonexistent eco-disaster of the poisoning of the ocean (and a third of the waters of the world were turned to blood and all that lived within the sea died) (Did somebody ask for a religious perspective? No? Got one anyway didn't we.) We get to add the Nonexistent Climate Change that the Fox Propagandists loudly denounced especially this winter) is going to Not Produce twice as many named tropical storms and 75% more hurricanes this year than normal. In Fox-speak, this was Not Announced this morning by NOAA, who were set up and funded through such Liberal institutions as the Military and the Shipping Industry. Oh, and for a big bonus, these non-existent hurricanes won't be in the Gulf where the Other non-existent hurricanes never were either. This of course won't affect the non-existent environmental rescue operations that aren't going on all along the Gulf coast. Did somebody say "Katrina"? 17550

29 dead, Tea-Potty Mine Owner trying to spin away the fact that he doesn’t give a Damn.

What more needs to be said? Maybe another picture of a Fat Porky killer-by-neglect ought to suffice. And, yes, he DOES fund the "independent" Tea Parties, along with other "grass roots" Billionaires like Rupert Murdoch, Rush Dumbo and Bill O,Really?.... Beck is only at about 800 million dollars so far, so not yet a Billionare, All of their money gained by being effective liars for the Regime of Capitalist Thieves like the one in the picture. 15925

You know how the Tea-baggers claim to give 3/4 of a Deceased Rat’s Rectum about Seniors?

Turns out one of their controllers, the Bush Administration pricks who are angling to get back into full power, meaning, first place at the trough, have been issuing bonds against Social Security surplus funds to finance Bush's (Cheney and Rove actually) Global War On The American Bank Account, without a squeak of pretended outrage from the Tea-Baggers. More proof that their agenda has more to do on the "Astroturf Roots" level with outrage that a Black man is President than anything substantial. Tea Party "patriots", are you listening? You're being played like a finely tuned harmonica on so many levels by the Rich Bitches who will discard your stupid collective arse as quickly as they discarded the disabled and other poor and now, the Older PEOPLE you stupid bastards claim to care so much about. 15520

You can’t even trust Goobers anymore

By "goobers" I mean Goober Peas. That staple of American Diet in more ways than you can possibly imagine unless you're allergic to them, Once Again being recalled due to bacteria that exist naturally in the digestive tracts of Carnivores. In this case, like the LAST recall, which was only last year, about this time, it's Salmonella. 15039

G7 vow to cancel Haiti Debt…

30 years too late. Mighty white of them. Swiss courts delayed announcing their decision, hours before the Earthquake, to reinstate the money stolen from Haiti by the Dvalier family, with the help of the CIA and Pentagon, and Swiss banks along with other multinational banking Corporations, to the Duvaliers. Not to Haiti. One Swiss official said that it's customary to wait several weeks before announcing court decisions. 14481

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