By Tom Tillison
Orlando Political Press
As I sit here on this Memorial Day eve looking at the world around me, thanks to the Internet, it occurs to me just how troubling the times actually are. Here are some stories that will not get much traction in the complicit mainstream media in the coming days.
I offer these in the spirit of of Patrick Henry; know the worst and provide for it…
Soaring Costs Force Canada To Reassess Health Model. Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada’s provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system.
In a disturbing revelation for a Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan took millions of dollars from Saudi’s, including 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. When Kagan took over as dean of Harvard law school in 2003, she launched an aggressive and unprecedented fundraising campaign that raked in a whopping $476.5 million, the most lucrative in the law school’s history.
Top PR Firm For BP, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. We know Obama was the biggest recipient of BP’s campaign cash, but it seems BP’s ties to the White House run even deeper. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid the PR firm some $500,000 in 2006 and 2008 while Emanuel was living with the firm’s Stanley Greenberg, and Emanuel was even in charge of the DCCC during the 2006 election cycle.
Israel Recoils As U.S. Backs Nuclear Move. Washington’s unprecedented backing for a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel has both angered and deeply worried the Jewish state. The resolution adopted by the United Nations on Friday calls on Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty and urges it to open its facilities to inspection. Israel is widely believed to be the only nuclear power in the Middle East, with around 200 warheads.
U.N. Inspectors Say Iran Removed Nuclear Equipment in Possible Cover-Up. U.N. nuclear inspectors revisiting an Iranian lab to follow up on activities that could be linked to a secret nuclear weapons program recently discovered that some equipment believed used in the experiments has disappeared, diplomats said Friday. Iran’s stockpile of material needed to produce weapons-grade uranium for a bomb has likely grown to an estimated 2,300 kilograms, more than twice the amount needed to produce a bomb.
Hamas Leader Says American Envoys Making Contact, But Not Openly. The United States is sending a succession of envoys to engage with Hamas, which it recognizes as a terrorist group, but lacks the bravery to talk to the Islamist movement openly, its leader, Khaled Meshal, said in an interview with the Guardian. “The Americans contact us, but are not brave enough to do so openly.”
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