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AlterNet: Health & Wellness: Bush Trying to Kill Child Health Care

AlterNet: Health & Wellness: Bush Trying to Kill Child Health Care: "Deamonte Driver had a toothache. He was 12 years old. He had no insurance, and his mother couldn't afford the $80 to have the decayed tooth removed. He might have gotten it taken care of through Medicaid, but his mother couldn't find a dentist who accepted the low reimbursements."

Out of the shadows | Guardian Weekly | Guardian Unlimited

Out of the shadows | Guardian Weekly | Guardian Unlimited: "Both men are leaders of the Iraqi resistance - or insurgency, as it is usually known in Britain and the US. Zubeidy is the political spokesman of Ansar al-Sunna, an Islamist armed group with a ferocious reputation. Omary is head of the political department of the 1920 Revolution Brigades, a more nationalist organisation whose name commemorates an uprising against British rule after the first world war.
For four years the resistance has stayed in the shadows, without a public face and apparently leaderless, while delivering an ever more violent and devastating campaign that has brought the world's most powerful army to the brink of defeat and changed the balance of global power. As al-Qaida-style suicide atrocities against civilians and Sunni-Shia sectarian death-squad killings have escalated in the past couple of years, they have shifted attention away from the guerrilla war against the US and British occupation force…


Martin has an argument with Gina after she listens to Martin's radio show, and hears his womanizing remarks. When Martin gets home she calls him into the room, and tells him about what she heard, and Martin gives him an attitude, so she threatens to leave him. Martin gives in. Martin and Gina make an agreement to make a front in front of Martin's friends (Cole, Tommy), to make it look like Martin won the argument. But there's a catch, Martin has to agree to go to a dinner with her that night.

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The United States Finds Few Non-Iraqis Among Insurgents - Yahoo! News

The United States Finds Few Non-Iraqis Among Insurgents - Yahoo! News
"I can count them [foreign fighters] as a total I have engaged, dead or alive, in the 10 months I've been here on one hand," says Col. David Sutherland, the U.S. commander of coalition forces in the hotly contested area of Diyala province, an insurgent stronghold region some 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. There, Sutherland says, those involved in al Qaeda are largely dispossessed locals, not jihadists who have come from elsewhere. "The recruiting program is [that] al Qaeda may send five or eight individuals into a village. They recruit from those who have no power base, no place in society," including, he adds, former male prostitutes and the mentally ill.