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Weirder & Weirder - Julian Assange dons mullet to sing You're the Voice (not The Onion)

http://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2013/aug/26/julian-assange-mimes-john-farnham


The WikiLeaks party leader channels his inner bogan to lip synch his way through one of Australia's favourite songs – a rewritten version of John Farnham's greatest hit – in his latest pitch to be elected to the Australian Senate. Juice Rap News – a spoof internet bulletin where presenters rap the latest headlines – shot the segment at the Ecuadorian embassy in London


weird, weird & weirder....
VIDEO HERE (watch it and tell me what YOU think)
http://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2013/aug/26/julian-assange-mimes-john-farnham
peace, kp

Ovarian cancer: US trial boosts hope of early detection

Ovarian cancer: US trial boosts hope of early detection
US research suggests possibility of spotting common but hard-to-detect cancer in time to save lives

Hopes of a screening programme for ovarian cancer, which is often lethal because detected at a late stage, have risen with the publication of the results of a trial in the United States.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, with 7,000 new diagnoses in the UK alone each year. It causes great anxiety and concern because there are few symptoms and they are not very distinctive in the early stages – they include a bloated stomach and abdominal pain. Many women arrive at the GP with a cancer that proves fatal.

The trial, of 4,051 women at the University of Texas MD Anderson cancer centre, in Houston, showed it is possible to identify ovarian tumours correctly through a blood test and internal ultrasound examination with a low rate of errors, which means that few women should be wrongly suspected of having cancer.

In ovarian cancer, this is crucial, because the next step is abdominal surgery, which carries serious risks.


Study here:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.28183/abstract;jsessionid=054735D070F0B10D91FCFD9A1B13EC0B.d01t04
More:
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/aug/26/ovarian-cancer-screening-trial-research

Huckabee’s Alternative To Obamacare: The GOP Should Cure Cancer

Huckabee’s Alternative To Obamacare: The GOP Should Cure Cancer
BY IGOR VOLSKY ON AUGUST 26, 2013

Mike Huckabee is so fed up with hearing President Obama claim that the Republicans have made preventing people "from getting health care their holy grail," he is calling on the GOP to adopt an innovative solution to solving the nation's health care crisis: cure cancer!

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/08/26/2524561/huckabee-develops-gops-alternative-obamacare-government-funds-cure-cancer/

Monopoly

Hardly cosmetic, the changes introduce a whole new animating ideology to a game created to critique, not celebrate, corporate America. Contrary to popular board game lore, Monopoly was invented not by an unemployed man during the Great Depression but in 1903 by a feminist who lived in the Washington, D.C., area and wanted to teach about the evils of monopolization. Her name was Lizzie Magie.

Seventeen years before women could vote, Ms. Magie, a fiery stenographer, poet, sometime actress and onetime employee of the United States Postal Service’s dead-letter office, ginned up a game that mirrored what she perceived to be the vast economic inequalities of her day. She called it the Landlord’s Game and saw it as an educational tool and gamy rebellion against the era’s corporate titans, John D. Rockefeller Sr., Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan.

Ms. Magie was an ardent follower of Henry George, who advocated a single tax on land. She cleverly designed two sets of rules: one in which the object was to get rich quick, the other as an anti-monopoly game in which all players benefited from wealth created. Historical evidence suggests that the more vice-laden monopolist game resonated with earlier players. “It is a practical demonstration of the present system of land-grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences,” Ms. Magie told The Single Tax Review in 1902. “It might well have been called the Game of Life, as it contains all the elements of success and failure in the real world, and the object is the same as the human race in general seem to have, i.e., the accumulation of wealth.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/sunday-review/monopoly-goes-corporate.html?_r=0

Liz Cheney STILL Trying To Blame The Clerk Where She Bought Her Fishing Licence

even though she’s paid her fine, Liz is still trying to blame the clerk at the store where she bought her fishing license:

“When I went in to purchase a license, the clerk asked if I was a resident. I said yes because I was living in Wyoming,” Cheney said in a statement this week.

She said she didn’t realize there was a 365-day requirement, and blamed the store clerk (VOTER ?) for not asking how long she had lived in the state.

http://news.yahoo.com/liz-cheney-welcomed-republican-event-despite-fishing-license-025116372.html

Howard Dean re: Ted Cruz: He's a slick spokesman-God help us if he ever does get to be anything more

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "doesn't know anything about healthcare" and questioned his suitability for higher office.

"Ted Cruz may be a very good politician, but he certainly does not know anything about health care," Dean said on CNN's "State of the Union."

The former governor called Cruz's plan for cross-state health insurance purchasing a "terrible idea," saying he wouldn't want Texas' insurance policies affecting Vermont's universal health care.

"So, these are crazy ideas from the far right," Dean said. "He's a slick spokesman and God help us if he ever does get to be anything more than the senator from Texas."

video & more:
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/howard-dean-goes-after-ted-cruz-on-healthcare?ref=fpb

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Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

Source: Foreign Press

The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America's military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating than anything Syria has seen, Foreign Policy has learned.

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq's war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein's military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent.

The intelligence included imagery and maps about Iranian troop movements, as well as the locations of Iranian logistics facilities and details about Iranian air defenses. The Iraqis used mustard gas and sarin prior to four major offensives in early 1988 that relied on U.S. satellite imagery, maps, and other intelligence. These attacks helped to tilt the war in Iraq's favor and bring Iran to the negotiating table, and they ensured that the Reagan administration's long-standing policy of securing an Iraqi victory would succeed. But they were also the last in a series of chemical strikes stretching back several years that the Reagan administration knew about and didn't disclose.

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"The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas. They didn't have to. We already knew," he told Foreign Policy.



Read more: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran#.Uhq6-EI8X_c.twitter

Martin Luther King Was A Liberal Progressive Who Favored Left Wing Causes & Don’t You Forget It

Martin Luther King Was A Liberal Progressive Who Favored Left Wing Causes & Don’t You Forget It
Oliver Willis · August 23,2013



As we head towards the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it is worth pausing for a second to solidly stake out the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of the left.

For years the right has sought to either de-politicize Rev. King or expunge his leftist sentiment from the public record. We are told time and again that King was somehow beyond ideology and that his quest for civil rights and justice didn’t deal in politics.

Bull.

Rev. King was a liberal. A dyed in the wool liberal. He was on the left. He favored liberal solutions and liberal policies. He wasn’t a centrist, moderate, on the center-left or God forbid anywhere near the right.
HE WAS A LIBERAL.


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the rest:

"I want to say what GCSB Does-Most Of Work Is NOT Spying For New Zealand, It's Spying For The USA"

Nicky Hager
Kia ora ka tou, congratulations on being here tonight, I’m really glad to be here too.

I’m really the last speaker – so what a lot of things that needed to be said have been said already and I’m going to give a bit more context about the GCSB and what the issues are about – I’m going to give you some context – because some things that needed to be said have been said already – I’m going to give some context about this GCSB and what the bigger, wider, issues.

So setting aside for a moment the issue of spying on New Zealanders – I want to say what the GCSB does most of the time – because it mostly spies on other countries. It mostly spies on other countries, and a large part of its work is not spying for New Zealand, it’s spying for the United States, and all that work that it does, is never ever seen by New Zealanders, and it is in effect like an outpost of the NSA in the South Pacific – even though they would never like people to say this.

- See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/26/transcript-of-nicky-hager-from-gcsb-town-hall-public-meeting/
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