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New stuff on Health care

There are a number of stories here on the health care debate. I like to hear from all sides.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/archives/archives.php

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Late-Fee profits may trump plan to modify loans

“It frustrates me when I see the government looking to the servicer for the solution, because it will never ever happen,” said Margery Golant, a Florida lawyer who defends homeowners against foreclosure and who worked in the law department of a major mortgage company, “I don’t think they’re motivated to do modifications at all. They keep hitting the loan all the way through for junk fees. It’s a license to do whatever they want.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/business/30services.html

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Why personal change does not equal political change

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/4801

Forget Shorter Showers

Why personal change does not equal political change

Published in the July/August 2009 issue of Orion magazine

by Derrick Jensen

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Open Letter to Obama from Vaclav Havel, Lech Walesa and others

I am posting this here because I heard about it on Bill Bennett's radio show this morning. I just searched google and it does not appear the US. mainstream media is covering it although it is in plenty of reliable foreign sources. The U.S. interaction with the world clearly affect the the outcome of our challenges with the three E's so I believe this is relevant to this site:

http://www.robertamsterdam.com/2009/07/a_letter_to_obama.htm

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Peter Schiff just pre-announced Senatorial candidacy

Hi All,

I just spent over an hour with Peter Schiff in his hotel room here at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, talking about both economics and politics (eat your hearts out, guys!). Earlier today I attended Peter's lunch presentation. After giving an excellent speech on current events, Peter made a long-anticipated announcement about his intentions to run for Senate (against Chris Dodd) in Connecticut in 2010.

Peter announced that in order to win the senate seat, his campaign will be focused primarily on national-level economic issues, i.e.

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the Great American Bubble machine

Rolling stone magazine on Goldman Sachs.

From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression - and they're about to do it again

http://sites.google.com/site/disclosuredelta/

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Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

For those who need more help after seeing "Crash course" or for those who won't sit thru it. Here is a great video from Mises.org

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Congressman Alan Grayson rips the fed

Among the questions that Grayson is seeking the SIGTARP's assistance on are:

1. How was the deal negotiated by Citigroup, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury? How does this loss-sharing arrangement benefit taxpayers?
2. What are current mark-to-market losses to the Federal Reserve in this loss-sharing arrangement?
3. What is the current cash flow from these assets? Are these asset performing?

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The Case Against the Fed

This is long. But there is no more important story to tell..........