Monday, September 9, 2013

Obama's Syria War Is Really About Iran and Israel | The Nation

Obama's Syria War Is Really About Iran and Israel | The Nation

This is one aspect of the proposed war in Syria that terrifies me most. ?I don?t have the same thinking as the writers of the above article. ?But I have thought a lot about what, exactly, the US and the crony companies that it supports have to gain in Syria.

Yes, there are untapped oil reserves, but again, Assad is a moderate dictator, one we deal with all the time and throughout the early 2000s were quite friendly with. ?Kerry even called Assad his ?dear friend? after he dined with him.

I then thought, maybe the US wants to have a controlling stake in all the land from the East Mediterranean to Afghanistan, effectively owning the entire Middle East as feudal states? in which strangely enough we pay tribute to them in the form of military assistance and cash in exchange for their oil.

If this is the goal, the question then becomes how to attack Iran. ?The American public is war weary. ?A war with Iran would be even more difficult than the war in Iraq. ?So what if our warmongers in office just decided to use a smokescreen to get their war with Iran without actually building up to war with Iran?

Today this thought came to me and paralyzed me, because it makes sense. ?We know that Iran is helping their ally Assad fight Al Qaeda in Syria. ?We know Iran has launched covert opps in Iraq against Government/Corporate interests. ?What Washington DC and the neocons want is for Iran to make a mistake in Syria. ?They want Iran to overtly attack us in Syria in some capacity. ?They want this to happen so they can immediately flip a switch and begin our war against Iran.

It?s the perfect plan, a modern day USS Maine. ?They draw Iran into a mini war in Syria and we false-flag or they too overtly attack us. ?Boom! ?We?ve got full blown war with Iran. ?Which has been the neocon dream all along, as warned by General Wesley Clark

Very scary thought.


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Georgia's US Senators respond: President should have called Congress back immediately

(WTVM) -

Georgia's U.S. Senators are responding to President Obama in the wake of his statement earlier today. The president said he has already authorized military force against Syria, but will take the debate to Congress. ?

Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., says he wishes the president would have called congress back to vote on the issue immediately instead of waiting until Congress reconvenes according to schedule.

"I support the use of military action in Syria," says Isakson. "If we fail to take strong action against Syria for this horrendous attack, then we are sending a signal to Syria, as well as to Iran and North Korea, that they are accountable to no one."

Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also expressed that the president's statement should have initiated swifter action.

"I believe the evidence is clear that the president's red-line was crossed long ago, and the United States must respond," says Chambliss. "However, while I appreciate the president seeking congressional approval, he should have already presented Congress with a strategy and objectives for military action, including what impact this will have on our allies and enemies alike in the region."

Chambliss added, "Leadership is about reacting to a crisis, and quickly making the hard and tough decisions. The president should have demanded Congress return immediately and debate this most serious issue."

Congress is expected to reconvene on September 9, 2013, when the issue will be debated and an official decision may be reached.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wal-Mart expands health benefits to domestic partners


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NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers' domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.

The nation's largest private employer, which has been a target of attacks by labor groups for what they criticize are skimpy wages and benefits, said Tuesday that the changes were made so it could have one uniform policy for all 50 states at a time when some states have their own definitions of what constitutes domestic partnerships and civil unions.

Employees can enroll their domestic partners from Oct. 12 through Nov. 1.

Wal-Mart defines domestic partners as spouses of the same-sex or opposite gender, and unmarried partners who are not legally separated who have lived together for at least 12 months, are not married to anyone else, are in an exclusive relationship and plan to continue sharing a household indefinitely, says Randy Hargrove, a Wal-Mart spokesman.

"States have different definitions," said Hargrove in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "We are going to have our own definition that will apply to our associates."

The move, which was announced to Wal-Mart workers in postcards sent to them Monday, follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June to overturn a 1996 law that denied federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. So the decision makes the federal government recognize same-sex marriages in states where they are legal.

Wal-Mart also announced that it will be offering an eyewear care program, including eye exams, to its eligible associates, starting next year.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based discounter has 1.3 million full-time and part-time U.S. workers. More than half of the workers participate in health care plans, the company says. About 1.1 million Wal-Mart workers and family members combined participate in Wal-Mart's health care plan.

Hargrove said that the company's health care premiums are going up anywhere from 3 percent to 10 percent, a lower rate than in previous years.

"We have been working to keep our costs down," he added.?

? 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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Monday, August 19, 2013

PTSD, addiction, lack of jobs feed homelessness among veterans

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Anthony Garrett opened his Bible to the book of Isaiah, and in accordance with the prophet?s words, ?raised his voice like a trumpet.? When a crowd of homeless veterans joined the Mc?Cormick, S.C., native in worship at Augusta?s Under the Bridge ministry beneath Calhoun Expressway, Garrett was set free. Free of the recurring nightmares where helicopters evacuate the former Army engineer?s friends after they have been fatally wounded while serving beside him in the Persian Gulf War. Free of the constant reminders that he is broke, unemployed and alone. read more ...



Thursday, August 15, 2013

How Prescription Drugs Get Such Weird Names

How Prescription Drugs Get Such Weird Names

Prescription pharmaceuticals tend to have some pretty weird and wonderful names: Bremabecestat, Vepoloxamer, Nexbolizumab, Orilotimod. They sound more like characters from sci-fi films than something you'd want to ingest. So where the hell do they come from?



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Friday, August 2, 2013

Pacific (SID): Dwight Young Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

August 1, 2013

Stockton, Calif. - University of the Pacific Men's Basketball Head Coach Ron Verlin has announced the hiring of Dwight Young as an assistant coach.

"We are excited to add the recruiting talents of Dwight to our staff," said Verlin. "His 17 years of experience in AAU basketball will be a great asset for Pacific Men's Basketball. He has contacts all throughout the country, but his connection to the Bay Area will help a lot in recruiting underclassmen."

"I am very excited to be joining the Pacific basketball staff," said Young. "Pacific has a rich basketball history that is respected nationwide. Coach Verlin's vision for the future of the program is sure to bring excitement to the University and Northern California. It is an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of that and represent the University." ?

Young comes to Pacific from Modesto Christian High School, where he was the assistant head coach for the last two years. He helped Modesto Christian HS to a 29-4 record last season and a berth in the Open Division State Playoffs. He has over 17 years of experience as a basketball coach, trainer and program administrator within the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).

He has also been the Northern California Regional Director for Phenom Camp. It is a premier invitation camp for the top junior high and high school players in the country.?

Young graduated from Oregon State in 1993 with a B.S. in Communications and Economics. He lives in Mountain House with his wife Khaleedah, and his three children, Krystal, Dwight Jr. and Molly.



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Thursday, August 1, 2013

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