Do you believe Friday
February 8, 2011
by Rob Prince A bit of disconnected, but not irrelevant, history. Many years ago – 43 to be exact – Phil Jones and I, both Peace Corps volunteers stationed in Tunis at the time, walked into a reception in the garden of the U.S. embassy there where Hubert Humphrey was …
Are you taking antidepressants for something like sleep problems or a sour mood?
Well according to a recent study in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, you may not be alone.
Researchers found that more than a quarter of Americans currently taking antidepressants haven’t actually been diagnosed with the conditions that traditionally qualified one for a prescription, like depression or anxiety disorders.
Late last month, the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission issued the first official report on the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.
The report is devastating. The commission interviewed over 700 witnesses, held 19 days of public hearings, and investigated millions of documents. Based on this research, it gives a fairly accurate picture of the fraud and criminality that led to the greatest financial catastrophe since the Great Depression.
Justice for George W
Government chief scientist Sir John Beddington calls it ‘the perfect storm’. Soaring world population, coupled with climate change, is set to create a world food crisis and leave billions starving.
‘We are at a unique moment in history,’ he said recently, while launching a report from his Government think-tank, Foresight.
Why did the President cross the road? To kneel before the corporate throne of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. And here’s what he had to say there on Monday.
President Obama again stressed that he wanted to freeze non-war/military spending well into the next president’s tenure:
“That’s why I’ve proposed that we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years. Understand what this means. This would reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, and bring this spending — domestic discretionary spending — down to the lowest share of our economy since Eisenhower was president. That was a long time ago.”
Ronald Reagan promoted the idea that conservatives prefer to leave the economy to the market. Nonsense
Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process-democracy.
House Republicans are scrutinizing a wide array of existing and proposed Obama administration regulations in areas as diverse as the environment and Wall Street, and they are taking guidance from industry groups that say the rules threaten jobs.
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