Monday, March 22, 2010

Health reform leaves Americans split, confused

We can thank the irresponsible press for this. They were too busy covering the Republican's outrageous antics than reporting on tedious details of health care reform.
" The overhaul of the healthcare system is being hailed in political circles as the biggest health policy change in four decades, but President Barack Obama's landmark reform has left some Americans divided and confused."

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UN: Polluted Water Killing, Sickening Millions

Do we care?

More people die from polluted water every year than from all forms of violence, including war, the U.N. said in a report Monday that highlights the need for clean drinking water.

The report, launched Monday to coincide with World Water Day, said an estimated 2 billion tons of waste water — including fertilizer run-off, sewage and industrial waste — is being discharged daily. That waste fuels the spread of disease and damages ecosystems.

"Sick Water" — the report from the U.N. Environment Program — said that 3.7 percent of all deaths are attributed to water-related diseases, translating into millions of deaths. More than half of the world's hospital beds are filled by people suffering from water-related illnesses, it said.
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Texas Republican says he shouted 'baby killer'

Texas Republican says he shouted 'baby killer'

Tom Delay: Democrats "Burned" the Constitution with Health Care Vote

Thanks to Newsbusters:

Girl, 4, Killed In Carjacking Attempt

This is what President Obama needs to address next: guns. But he won't. This child was shot with a semi-automatic weapon. Congress allowed the prohibition on assault weapons to lapse. Now none of us are safe. Think about it. Will it be your child next that dies from a stray bullet? Should the NRA rule America, or should We The People?

A 4-year-old girl was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking in northwest Houston, police told KPRC Local 2.

Houston police said the attempted carjacking happened at the Live Oak Bend Apartments on Greens Parkway near Ella Boulevard about 2 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators said a family of four was in their car when a man approached with a semiautomatic weapon and demanded the keys.
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Video: Karl Rove Tangles with David Plouffe on 'This Week'

This turned into a verbal brawl. Rove was described as losing his "cool."