(NYDaily) – House Republicans on Thursday blocked a Democratic plan to provide billions of dollars for medical treatment to rescue workers and residents of New York City who suffered illnesses from the toxic dust and debris at ground zero.
A majority of the lawmakers in the chamber supported the bill, but the 255-to-159 vote fell short of the two-thirds margin needed under special rules that were used to bring the measure to the floor. In the end, 243 Democrats and 12 Republicans supported the measure; 155 Republicans and 4 Democrats opposed it.
Democrats used rules requiring a wider majority for approval to prevent Republicans from offering amendments on the floor that would embarrass Democrats in an election year.
Republican opponents of the legislation expressed concern over the $7.4 billion cost of the program. But Democrats accused Republicans of being callous and vowed to bring the bill back for another vote in the fall. Full article here
See Also: (CSPAN) – Video: Rep. Anthony Weiner On the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Rep. Anthony Weiner spoke on the House floor tonight in support of H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was blocked from passage by House Republicans. Rep. Weiner addresses some of the false arguments Republicans were using in their opposition to the bill. The vote was 255 to 159 in support of the bill, short of the 2/3 needed for passage; 155 Republicans voted against the legislation, which provides medical monitoring and treatment to World Trade Center responders and survivors who were exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero. Continue reading →
(RussiaToday) – Video: Predator Drones – Joking over innocent deaths?
(KurtNimmo) – Israeli Official Threatens to Kill Turkish PM
Uzi Dayan, former deputy Chief of General Staff in Israel, says the Jewish state should consider a possible Turkish military escort of Gaza aid ships an act of war. “If the Turkish prime minister joins such a flotilla,” Dayan told Israeli army radio, according to the Jerusalem Post, “we should make clear beforehand this would be an act of war, and we would not try to take over the ship he was on, but would sink it.” Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Israel and Obama Hail UN Sanctions as Defiant Iran Vows to Keep Enriching Uranium
Ahmadinejad says resolution should be ‘thrown in waste bin’ as world powers extol UN vote; EU says ready to restart negotiations. Read More Here
(TheFreeGazaMovement) – Survivor Testimonies From Flotilla 31 May 2010
For three days as they were held in captivity and unable to speak on their own behalf, Israel presented the massacre against civilian passengers on the Mavi Marmara as self defense against a “lynching.” Now that the passengers are returning to their home nations, the global community is hearing a much different story, not just regarding the incident but also their treatment afterwards once in custody. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Israel’s Cult of Victimhood – ‘Barefoot’ soldiers on the high seas – Jonathan Cook – Read More Here
(STOPNATO) – The US-NATO “Arc of War” Stretches From Afghanistan to the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here
(Blumenthal) – Israel Military Admits It Doctored Gaza Freedom Flotilla Audio Clip
The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites. I am beginning to wonder if the Israeli military hired James O’Keefe to handle its press shop.
(GlobalResearch) – Iran’s Disappeared Nuclear Scientist: Video Points to Unlawful US Abduction – Finian Cunningham – Read More Here
REPOST – Video: Nobel Peace Prize Winner shot by Israeli army in Palestine
Footage showing Irish Noble Peace Prize recipient, Mairead Maguire getting shot by Israeli army who opened fire at peaceful demonstrators in the West Bank village of Bilin on April 20, 2007, following the international conference on popular resistance (April 18-20, 2007). Maguire was shot by a rubber-coated-metal bullet in the leg. Maguire speaks after she received first aid. – Video Link Here
REPOST– Video: UK Jewish MP – Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza
(Uruknet) – Nailed Again: IDF Description of Suspicious Photo It Distributed Is Retracted
On May 31, the IDF Spokesman’s Office distributed a photo of a bearded Muslim man with a knife surrounded by reporters. Daylight was pouring in from a window or door behind the reporters. Offered without context or explanation, the photo played up a classic Orientalist stereotype of violent, fanatical, and even suicidal Muslims determined to kill Jews. It was included in an article based on testimony from anonymous commandos with the following title: “Israeli Navy Commandos: Gaza flotilla activists tried to lynch us.” – Read More Here
(AlethoNews) – Israeli Troops Issue 10-day Eviction Orders To Palestinians In Jordan Valley
Five Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the West Bank, received eviction orders from the Israeli military on Sunday, just days after Israeli settlers set up an illegal outpost on the families’ land and took over a water well in the area. The eviction orders told the families to vacate their homes and land within ten days so that Israeli troops could occupy it. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Israel’s deadly attack on U.S.S. Liberty emerges from the past
Before Israeli commandos shot 9 peace activists to death aboard the Mavi Marmara, 34 American military men were killed by Israeli jet fighter planes. It happened in 1967 during the 6 day war and it became an event these men and women would live with for the rest of their lives. For 40 years survivors of the USS Liberty — sworn under oath — were forbidden to tell their stories. But today, the surviving crewmen talk candidly about the dreadful day their nearly lost their lives. They gathered at the Arlington National Cemetery for the somber memorial service. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – During an interview Sunday on ABC television’s current affairs talk show This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested creating an exception to so-called Miranda rights established in a 1966 Supreme Court ruling that forbids prosecutors from using statements made by suspects before they have been warned that they have a right to remain silent.
“We’re now dealing with international terrorists,” the attorney general told NBC television. “And I think that we have to think about perhaps modifying the rules that interrogators have and somehow coming up with something that is flexible and is more consistent with the threat that we now face.”
Monday morning, an anti-war organization for survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks along with friends and family members of the victims, blasted the proposal. Continue reading →
(NewWorldOrderReport) – (Before you read this article, know that Debbie Schlussel is a joke of a journalist and an insult to the turth movement. She has no concept of movements in general and thnks all truthers are violent people. Her lack of comprehension on political struggles as a history is disturbing and her inability to respect opposing views is childish. Debbie, you are a disgusting person.)
For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance “charity” have conducted “Freedom Concerts” across America. They’ve told you that they are raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets. And on Friday Night, Hannity will be honored with an award for this “Outstanding Community Service by a Radio Talk Show Host” at Talkers Magazine’s convention.
An unnatural economic and psychological disaster has struck America. Five contributors, each interacting with and shaping the others, have devastated the American moral, economic, psychological, and social landscape. Each is fed by related streams, but each contributes its own force to the disaster. The American dream in which each generation surpassed the previous generation in real wages has all but disappeared, along with dreams of an intact family, a steady job, a home, and an honest supportive community. Continue reading →
I refuse to accept the Unconstitutional and Fascist Government put into power by the FASCIST INSURRECTION and will resist these Traitorous Usurpers who make War on us in every possible way. Continue reading →
The overall poverty rate in the US rose to 13.2 percent in 2008, as workers across all sectors of the economy became jobless and increasing numbers of families were forced into destitution, according to a new government report. Real median household income also declined by 3.6 percent. Continue reading →
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he was out promoting his health care reform initiative. I requested 30 minutes given the scope and detail of my inquiry; they said I could have 20. Twenty minutes, 1200 seconds, not a lot of time to question the President about one of the most important events in our nation’s history. The following is a transcript of our remarkable discussion. Continue reading →
Here is an excerpt from Charlie Sheen’s talk with Alex Jones. Alex aired the clip on his show today. In the clip, Charlie explains why he has written a public letter to Obama, a document “specifically rooted in fact” about the September 11, 2001, attacks. America and the victim families, Sheen insists, deserve a full and honest investigation of the attacks. The 9/11 white wash commission report — long since discredited and revealed as a blatant fraud — will no longer stand. Continue reading →
In 1962, Michael Harrington’s “The Other America” exposed the nation’s dark underside enough for John Kennedy to ask his Council of Economic Advisor chairman, Walter Heller, to look into the problem and for Lyndon Johnson to say (on January 8, 1964) that his administration “today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” Continue reading →
Try to access the Web site of the Archives of General Psychiatry, and you may have to abide an ad for the antidepressant Pristiq before you can enter. (JAMA and its Archives Journals “do not endorse the advertised product,” you’ll be assured.) Continue reading →
(LATimes) – As a result of state budget cuts, the Healthy Families program will have to begin terminating coverage for more than 60,000 children on Oct. 1. Nearly 670,000 children could be dropped by June 30. Continue reading →
A report released in October 2008 by the Working Poor Families Project reveals that more than 28 percent of American families with one or both parents employed are living in poverty. Continue reading →
(Reuters) – For the first time, more than 34 million Americans received food stamps in May, the government said on Thursday, another symptom of the longest and one of the deepest recessions since the Great Depression. Continue reading →
If you live in the US, please email/fax this to all military bases/major law enforcement stations in your region after typing your name in at the bottom for greater poignancy. You can fax from your computer using Metrofax. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Following the publication of my story about “the new Mr. America: Bankrupt, Diseased and Running Out of Options,” we received a number of complaints from some readers who thought the story was too dark. It’s just “too negative” to talk about the actual financial numbers in the U.S. budget, it seems. Who really cares about all that accounting, anyway? (Congress obviously doesn’t…) What Americans really want is more happy talk! Continue reading →
(CNN) – This year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans will declare bankruptcy. Many people may chalk up that misfortune to overspending or a lavish lifestyle, but a new study suggests that more than 60 percent of people who go bankrupt are actually capsized by medical bills. Continue reading →
Renowned Chinese-English physician Dr. Swee Ang gave a moving testimony on Saturday of Israel’s destruction in the Gaza Strip as witnessed in her recent trip to the tiny Palestinian enclave. “Cluster bombs, deliberate assassinations of whole families that they would line up and shoot,” Ang said as she listed a number of acts committed by Israel during its 22-day assault on Gaza in December and January that left over 1,400 Palestinians dead. Continue reading →
The terrorists in the federal government have passed yet another insane piece of legislation that proves that their only purpose is to vote in favor of laws that destroy freedom and enslave humanity. Continue reading →
What would you do if someone foreclosed on your home? If suddenly you and all your possessions were out on the street with a bank account depleted from trying to make mammoth mortgage payments, where would you go? Continue reading →
ELKHART, Ind. – In this job-starved city where President Barack Obama last month made a public appeal for his economic stimulus plan, hundreds of volunteers — and an agency that specializes in handing out food — worked together Tuesday to feed 5,200 hungry families. Continue reading →