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In May 2009, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a roundtable to discuss “The Growing Needs of Women Veterans” and ask “Is the VA Ready?”. The answer to this question is no. The VA seems to operate as if all of its patients are “young, childless, and male”. It fails to provide adequate health […]

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Has Osama Bin Laden been dead for seven years— and are the U.S. and Britain covering it up to continue war on Terror?

Professor David Ray Griffin, a former professor at California’s Claremont School of Theology, suggests that Osama Bin Laden has been dead and the U.S. and British Governments have been covering it up to support the war on terror.  He says that Bin Laden died on December 13, 2001 of kidney failure or a kidney related […]

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Obama Nominates Pesticide Executive to Be Chief Agricultural Negotiator

President Obama has nominated Islam Siddiqui, a vice president at CropLife America, for the position of Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the US Trade Representative.  CropLife America is a coalition of the major industrial powers in the pesticide industry, and includes Syngenta, Monsanto, and Dow Chemical. Siddiqui is also a former lobbyist for […]

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The Oil Companies’ Say in Clean Energy

Oil industries create their own version of federal energy bill after spending $80 billion on public relations and lobbying regarding policy debate on climate legislation. The industry’s “”Creating Renewed Economic Activity through Energy Jobs Act of 2010″ bill dispenses with the key word “clean” — as in clean energy jobs — in its title and […]

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Homeland Secure? Electrical Grid Vulnerable to EMP Attacks

Despite the billions poured into Homeland Security, one staple of American society remains unprotected: the electrical grid. One nuclear-tipped missile detonated at a height of 40-400 kilometers above ground could “degrade 70% of the nation’s electrical service, all in one instant,” according to a 2004 Department of Defense commission report. The weakness lies in high […]

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