As a 77 year-old member of the Medicare generation, I am concerned about the needs of those who have spent lifetimes working to develop this nation. I recently received some information from Robert Recht of St. Louis about a new piece of legislation which is sponsored by 90 Democratic congressmen. Like medicare, the new legislation allows individuals to select their own doctor and make individual medical decisions. Under the new proposed law, a family of four would pay an $160 a month premium and be assured of quality health care. Please examine the proposed HR 676 legislation. For more information about it, contact 1-866-338-1015.
I support all efforts to establish national health insurance for all Americans and a health care system in which drugs are free to those in need. A few years ago I fought the cancer battle, and, hopefully won, for the moment. We inhabit a world in which a single drug carries the cost label of $1000 a shot and only very rich people can afford such expenses.
Speaking for all senior citizens, a warm thank you to Congressman John Conyers of Michigan for this welcome piece of legislation.
The American defense attorney, Lt. Comdr. Bill Kuebler, told members of the Canadian parliament that Omar Khadr will be convicted if he goes to trial in Guanatanamo, not because he is guilty, but due to a stacked trial system which ensures convictions rather than justice for defendants. “Omar’s story is one of victimization by everyone who has ever had authority over him and punishment for misdeeds of others. It is not a question of giving this young man a second chance. He has never had a first one. The only blessing he’s had is being born in Canada and this country now represents his only hope.” The Pentagon alleges Khadr threw a grenade that fatally wounded U.S. Sgt. Christopher Speer, although recently disclosed documents question his culpability
Omar is being damaged by statements from relatives who admire al-Qaida and have attacked Canada. His father is allegedly a financial supporter of al-Qiada, but the evidence against the Kahdr(who was fifteen at the time of the alleged attack) is flimsy.
The real hero in this case is Bill Kuebler, who most probably has destroyed his career in the Navy as a result of defending his client in the manner expected of lawyers. To defend a client all-out is the not goal of the Guantanamo trial system.
German police conducted widespread raids across the county aimed at smashing a suspect Islamic terrorist operation to wage jihad both in Germany and elsewhere in the world. The raids were designed to disrupt a network that was attempting to radicalize Muslim Germans and get them involved in terrorist activities. Nine men were seized who were supsected of “forming a criminal network” of terrorism. The center of their activities was a former community center called the Multicultural House in Neu-Ulm. The men focused on converting Germans to the Muslim religion and inciting racial hatred via means of literature and audio and video reccordings.
Outwardly, the Geman police smashed a “terrorist” operation, but, so far, the nine men did not implement any plan of action even though they may well have been planning action. One is back to the proverbial issue of yelling fire in a crowded movie theater. Is the act of spreading “hate” a crime? Are there certain forms of “hate” which are more prone to result in violence than others?
During the 1960s in America, conservatives their cvilizaion was headed for collapse because young men wore their hair long. Prince Fahd bin Badr, governor of an area in northern Saudi Arabia, has decided long hair on the part of men might be OK, but long hair on the part of men who hang around female high schools and flirt with young women on their way home violates the basic values of Muslim society. He has ordered authorities to seize such young men, and, on the spot, cut off their long hair because the men are violating Muslim restrictions against “emulating” female attire or physical appearance. For some reason, flirting has now been linked to male long hair on the ground since women have long hair, then males with long hair are emulating women.
If one pursues the logic of the governor’s dictum, since women have two arms and males have two arms, at least one of the male arms should be amputated in order to eliminate any resemblance to female physical appearance. After all, amputating arms and legs is a well known procedure in Saudi Arabia, and in this case it would serve a purpose by ending flirting in public. There is no doubt, flirting is the major factor in destroying family life in Saudi Arabia. Of course, flirting does often result in males and females marrying, so…….