Monthly Archives: January 2012

FDA staffers sue agency over surveillance of personal e-mail – The Washington Post

No wonder the FDA cannot do its job. It is too busy minding other peoples business: The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that … Continue reading

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New Report Urges EPA to Abandon Proposed Air Pollution Rule | Common Dreams

New policy would obstruct efforts to protect cherished national parks and wildernesses, and their surrounding communities from air pollution via New Report Urges EPA to Abandon Proposed Air Pollution Rule | Common Dreams.

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Nearly Half Of Americans Live One Financial Shock Away From Poverty | ThinkProgress

Freedom to go broke: According to a report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a D.C. advocacy group, 43 percent of Americans would fall into poverty within three months if they were to experience a sudden financial shock, such as … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Promise To Campaign Until The Convention May Not Be A Bluff

Newt Gingrich’s Promise To Campaign Until The Convention May Not Be A Bluff. Let me give that a great big “who cares”.

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With Its Deadly Drones, the US is Fighting a Coward’s War | Common Dreams

I remember when the 9/11 terrorists were called cowards for flying planes into buildings. I believe Bill Maher lost a show for pointing out that it was not cowardice. Cowardice is killing people (including innocent civilians) with pilotless drones. Those … Continue reading

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OWS Stands With Farmers, Says Enough! to Monsanto | Common Dreams

Monsanto’s genetically modified seed can contaminate non-gmo fields allowing the company to sue for seed theft. Food Democracy Now! continues: In many cases farmers are forced to stop growing certain crops to avoid genetic contamination and potential lawsuits. Between 1997 … Continue reading

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Obama Confirms US Drone Program in Pakistan ‘US Drones Very Precise’ | Common Dreams

What’s the death of a few innocent civilians in our quest to be masters of the universe? In frank admission, Obama argues he has authority to bomb sovereign nations and that ‘drones have not caused a great number of civilian … Continue reading

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Retirees Occupy Century Aluminum | OurFuture.org

This revoking of earned benefits isn’t an isolated incident or a fluke. It is part of a pattern documented by Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Ellen E. Schultz in her new book “Retirement Heist.” The subtitle is, “How companies plunder … Continue reading

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US Media Gobble Up US/Israel Case Against Iran | Common Dreams

As mainstream media outlets rushed to post the dramatic headlines relating to Clapper’s testimony (examples: here, here, and here), Glenn Greenwald, citing Greg Miller’s piece in the Washington Post and a new story about Al Qaeda in Iran by Foreign … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: “Vote for the Buffett Rule” | LeftAction

Enough is enough. Tell Congress that it’s time to hold a vote on the “Buffett Rule,” President Obama’s proposal that those making a million or more a year pay taxes at at least the same rate as those in the … Continue reading

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