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9 Out Of 10 Say High Gas Prices Will Cause Serious Hardship

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Can I get a "No Shit Sherlock" from the group? A recent AP-Yahoo poll shows that consumers don't have a rosy outlook for their financial futures any time soon. Because of high gas prices. From cancelled vacations to finding new jobs, people are struggling to cope with the high price of fuel. ...

Trying to force a regime change in Iran the old fashion way-through covert ops.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The old fashioned way is using clandestine and/or covert ops by various US governmental agencies. The usual agencies are the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Seymour Hersh addresses these operations in his latest article for the New Yorker. Mr. Hersh received the information on new covert ops against ...

Religion, Vets, Teen Moms, Oil, And Mars-Friday Free For All

Friday, June 20th, 2008

We don't do a lot of "open threads" here at BIO, but sometimes it's nice to just open the gates and see where things go. As I browsed through this mornings various news sources, several topics drew my eye, so I thought I'd toss them out here for discussion. Pick ...

At Least America is Still Manufacturing SOMETHING

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Don’t listen to those doom-and-gloom liberals. America does TOO manufacture something: Refugees. According to the United Nations, the number of worldwide refugees went way up in 2007. The ongoing quagmire in Iraq is responsible for a large part of the increase. Afghanistan and Iraq were the two leading countries of origin ...

Poll: Bush Near Bottom - Tough Guy Image Hurt U.S. Reputation

Monday, June 16th, 2008

If one reads and reviews enough polls, one can begin to piece together an understanding of the factors that determine the public's perceptions of the politicians who are the focus of these surveys. A new poll designed to measure the confidence in a number of world leaders and the impact ...

The Foolishness Of George Bush

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

When asked what kind of advice he would give to the Syrians, here's what the Republican President said yesterday: Q (As translated.) To both of you, what specific, concrete requests do you wish to make or send to the Syrian President, Bashar Assad, so that he normalize his relations with the ...

More Proof George Bush and His Pals Have Screwed the Pooch With Regard To The “War On Terror.”

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I've said this a long time ago, but it seems like we may be closer to it as of today. Specifically, we may actually have to let some dangerous folks go from Gitmo because the W, Rove and Co. has violated the rights of these people in a very egregious ...

Israeli Official: “Attack On Iran Unavoidable”

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz has told Israeli newspaper reporters that sanctions against Iran were not working and that an Israeli attack against Iran's nuclear development sites was becoming "unavoidable." “If Iran continues with its program for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective,” Shaul Mofaz ...

Majority of Americans Think President Should Meet With Enemy Leaders

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

A newly released Gallup Poll shows that a majority of Americans believe that presidents should talk to the leaders of "enemy" countries in an effort to solve problems. The poll shows citizens of all parties favor this sort of diplomacy over the staunch view held by John McCain who says that ...

Travel to Iran? Only If You Hate America

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Rick Steves is a favorite new scapegoat for the Far Right. His crime? He’s traveling in Iran, as a tourist. His theory, according to this column, is that “each journey abroad is micro-scale diplomacy, opening a mind at a time to our common humanity.” He wants to “give collateral damage ...

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