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The Seminal » Obama’s Senate Health Care Bill: A “Uniquely American” Idiocy

The Seminal » Obama’s Senate Health Care Bill: A “Uniquely American” Idiocy: "In Copenhagen last week, when Senator James Inhofe tried to sell reporters on his climate change denialism, the European press corp showed the American media how to take its job seriously: 'You are an idiot,' one German reporter said to his face. Sometimes, that’s what reporting the truth requires.

And that’s exactly what the America media should be saying to the White House and the Senate Democratic leadership for the travesty of a health 'reform' bill now slouching towards Christmas eve. Only a group of idiots would have concocted this incoherent mishmash and called it 'reform.'

To be sure, there are many provisions of the Senate bill that are worthwhile, worth passing — I’ll get to that — but these mostly ad hoc features are carrying, fronting for a deeply flawed, underlying structure of a bill that utterly fails to reform what’s wrong with America’s inhumane, corrupt health car…

Mortar shell attacks kills at least 14 in Somalia | Reuters

Mortar shell attacks kills at least 14 in Somalia | Reuters: "Click Here


MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Artillery shelling between Islamist rebels and Somali government forces killed at least 14 people and wounded 28 others in Mogadishu on Sunday, residents and a rights group said.

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Insurgents fired mortars at government troops, prompting a heavier response of shells that killed civilians in several suburbs of Mogadishu and made residents cower indoors.

'Fourteen civilians died and 28 others were wounded on Saturday night and Sunday morning in mortar shell exchanges in Mogadishu,' Ali Yasin Gedi, vice chairman of Mogadishu's Elman Peace and Human Rights Organization, told Reuters.

'Most of these people died this morning after an exchange of heavy shelling,' he said.

Maryan Said, a resident in the sprawling Bakara market, told Reuters by telephone that six people from one family were killed by one shell that also killed three others in a nearby house.

'Their house has…

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Islamists Order Men to Shave Mustache And Release the Beard (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Islamists Order Men to Shave Mustache And Release the Beard (Page 1 of 1): "Somalia — KISMAYU (Sh. M. Network) - the Islamic administration of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen in the port town of Kismayu, 500 kilometers south of the Somalia capital Mogadishu have ordered the men to shave their moustaches and release the beard, witnesses and officials said on Saturday.
Sheik Ibrahim, one of the high officials of the Islamic administration told a radio based in the town that the men were ordered to have cut their moustaches and grow their beard adding that the people in the town especially the men were those who are supposed to abide by the declaration of the Islamic adminstration.Sheik Ibrahim had replied more questions asked by the people in the town on the array as he was attending the radio program in Kismayu town in Lower Jubba region calling for the young teenagers not to take clothes longer than their uncles.The Islamic administration of Jubba regions told…