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Monday, May 20, 2024

We will bomb the Moon tomorrow

America is bombing the Moon

Friday at 7:30 ET and 4:30 PT, NASA will send a rocket (unmanned, I hope) to the moon to blow the crap out of an area that may show a level of ice. The purpose is to check the possibility of ice which means water; which could mean life! Yahoo!

I chuckle at this because I believe in Evolution and finding life (even single cell thingies) might shoot a hole in Genesis. Maybe an ugly slimy pulsing little green amoeba was formed in the image of………..I can’t say it.!

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General wants 40,000 more troops for Afghanistan

A request from the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan for additional troops has been transferred to President Barack Obama for review and has started working its way through the military chain of command, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

The request, which General Stanley McChrystal submitted to Defense Secretary Robert Gates last month, recommends adding up to 40,000 additional U.S. and NATO troops next year, according to congressional officials.

Obama, who has launched a review of his six-month-old counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, has not decided on whether to send more troops as recommended by McChrystal to try to reverse gains by a resurgent Taliban, officials said.

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Democrats get good news about health care bill

Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief after a positive cost report on health care overhaul gave them a chance to rally around a Senate plan that significantly expands coverage while trimming the federal deficit.

The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that the latest version of the Senate Finance Committee proposal would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-year cost of $829 billion.

The budget umpires added that the legislation would reduce federal deficits by $81 billion over a decade and could lead to continued reductions in federal red ink in the years beyond.

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Civilian, military leaders at odds over Afghan war

In early March, after weeks of debate across a conference table in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the participants in President Obama’s strategic review of the war in Afghanistan figured that the most contentious part of their discussions was behind them. Everyone, save Vice President Biden’s national security adviser, agreed that the United States needed to mount a comprehensive counterinsurgency mission to defeat the Taliban.

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Pelosi, Reid at war over Afghanistan

The eye roll said it all.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emerged from the White House Tuesday with broad, bicameral smiles — until Reid put his arm around Pelosi to announce that “everyone” would support “whatever” Afghanistan policy the president produces.

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Olbermann’s special comment on health care

MSNBC’s Keith Oblermann devoted his entire program Wednesday night to a “special comment” on the sorry state of health care and the debacle over “health care reform.”

Olbermann, whose seriously ill father has been through America’s health care system recently, blamed insurance companies for putting profits ahead of patient needs and Congress for caving in to special interests.

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U.S. troops ‘depressed, disillusioned’ in Afghanistan

American soldiers serving in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to the chaplains of two US battalions that have spent nine months on the front line in the war against the Taliban.

Many feel that they are risking their lives — and that colleagues have died — for a futile mission and an Afghan population that does nothing to help them, the chaplains told The Times in their makeshift chapel on this fortress-like base in a dusty, brown valley southwest of Kabul.

“The many soldiers who come to see us have a sense of futility and anger about being here. They are really in a state of depression and despair and just want to get back to their families,” said Captain Jeff Masengale, of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2-87 Infantry Battalion.

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The mental recession of 2007 and counting

Phil Gramm had it right when he exclaimed:

“You’ve heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession. We may have a recession; we haven’t had one yet. We have sort of become a nation of whiners. You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline. Misery sells newspapers. Thank God the economy is not as bad as you read in the newspaper every day.”

What if recessions are really just a state of mind?

Maybe we are just gloom and doom whiners. If we apply some doublethink and some newspeak, is the key to success simply to think happy positive thoughts and go with the flow?

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