Tag Archives: U.S.

Where the Gays Are

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 These U.S. cities can proudly claim bragging rights to having the largest gay populations. According to Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at real estate website Trulia: Here’s what we did. For each ZIP code in the U.S., … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: U.S. Allowed Benazir Bhutto To Be Assassinated

Monday, May 23, 2011 While WikiLeaks has fallen off the U.S. corporate media’s radar, fortunately the same can’t be said for foreign news sources who report stunning disclosures from WikiLeaks cables. India Today reports WikiLeaks revealed the U.S. embassy in … Continue reading

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President Obama: Out of Touch with America

Friday, October 15, 2010 President Obama is woefully out of touch with the country who elected him. According to a new New York Times/CBS News poll, President Obama’s obsession with the war in Afghanistan is his alone and not shared … Continue reading

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U.S. to Bailout the Central Bank of Afghanistan

Saturday, September 4, 2010 The New York Times on Saturday reports a deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan to bailout Afghanistan’s largest bank, Kabul Bank, after frantic depositors mobbed the bank for a third day to make withdrawals. Particulars of … Continue reading

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Hamid Karzai to Japan: What’s Mine is Yours

Sunday, June 20, 2010 If corporate America was salivating over access to Afghanistan’s recently discovered untapped mineral resources, valued at more than $1 trillion, move to the back of the line because Afghan President Hamid Karzai told Japan it would … Continue reading

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President Obama Lifts 22 Year Ban on HIV-Positive People Entering U.S.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 Friday was a good day for President Obama Ending the 22-year ban on travel to the U.S. by HIV-people, a promise Obama made to gay advocates during the campaign, the president said the restriction was “rooted … Continue reading

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Is Political Correctness Destroying Halloween?

Friday, October 30, 2009 America, please! I know we live in a scary world of H1N1 swine flu, al Qaeda, and Sarah Palin, but has the stranglehold of political correctness reached the point where children can’t dress up as vampires … Continue reading

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Why Americans Need Single-Payer Health Insurance

Thursday, June 4, 2009 Medical bills or related illness contributed to more than 62 percent of personal bankruptcies in 2007, according to a new study. A nearly 50 percent increase from 2001 and not even reflecting the growing number of … Continue reading

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CDC: 100,000 in U.S. Likely Infected with H1N1 Swine Flu

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 The new H1N1 swine flu circulating around most of the United States is putting a worrying number of young adults and children into the hospital and hitting schools particularly hard, U.S. health officials said on Monday. … Continue reading

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A Spacewalk Does the Hubble Good

Saturday, May 16, 2009 In this extraordinary photograph, NASA astronauts Michael Massimino, working from inside Hubble and his partner, Michael Good, had no problem removing all six of Hubble’s 10-year-old gyroscopes. They easily replaced the first new set of two … Continue reading

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H1N1 Swine Flu Update

Sunday, May 10, 2009 Here is the latest news on the H1N1 swine flu from the World Health Organization (WHO) as of May 10, 2009. As you can see from the map, cases of H1N1 swine flu are continuing to … Continue reading

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First Human-to-Pig Swine Flu Transmission Reported in Canada

Sunday, May 3, 2009 Upsetting the epidemiological apple cart comes this story from our neighbors in the Canadian province of Alberta. Pigs on a Canadian farm have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus apparently by a farm worker … Continue reading

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Two University of Chicago Employees Have “Probable” Swine Flu

Friday, May 1, 2009 Ignored by the mainstream media is the press release that two University of Chicago employee are among the forty-one probable swine flu cases reported by the Illinois State Department of Health. The release says the employees, … Continue reading

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Confirmed Swine Flu Cases Triples to 331

Friday, May 1, 2009 The mainstream media is reporting an updated number of confirmed swine flu cases this morning. According to the World Health Organization, 331 people now have H1N1 swine flu — a jump of 30%. The virus, commonly … Continue reading

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Vice President Biden: “Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic”

Thursday, April 30, 2009 Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. as the swine flu outbreak spread to 11 states and forced school closures amid confirmation of the … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media Misrepresenting the Actual Number of Swine Flu Cases

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 The mainstream media is deliberately misrepresenting the actual number of H1N1 swine flu cases in the United States, stubbornly reporting 91 “official” cases. This number is wrong. It is not an accurate representation of the real  … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Raises Threat Level to Phase 5

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the pandemic threat level to Phase 5 meaning the world is at imminent risk of a pandemic outbreak from the H1N1 swine flu. Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said: “I … Continue reading

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First Swine Flu Death in U.S. Reported

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a child in Texas is the first U.S. death from the swine flu. Cases of swine flu have risen to at least 112 and health officials think they … Continue reading

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