- Personal stories from nyceve's professional experiences in medicine
- nyceve's panel at YearlyKos 2007 in Chicago
- Michael Moore's Sicko
- recent actions by the American Cancer Society
- the benefits and drawbacks of various solutions to the growing healthcare crisis in America
- and much more
This is a prime example of where truth doesn't matter. The human brain simply recognizes if it is heard a story before, not necessarily if it was a true or false story. Anyone who has taken Logic 101 in college can probably relate to this discrepency.
Read what his wife has to say about his announcement here.
I personally cannot understand how George Bush can be considered competent and responsible if he does this. If you start a war and then refuse to fund our brave troops in the field, is that not an incredibly heinous offense to decency and responsibility? Yet George Bush is about to abandon our troops in the desert by vetoing their funding.
Give it a try and see if I'm right.
It would seem that Medeski is taking a new piece of clay during each performance and begins shaping it into something that isn't quite jazz, rock, blues, world, jam, but it is resulting in something greater than all of those parts.
Wood is as fun to watch as he crawls all over his stand-up bass as he is to listen to. His genius is more in omission. I can see him mentally throwing out the notes he feels are not needed, his eyes bounce from the drums to the piano, then to the the eyes of the other musicians. His style is becoming broader and smoother, even during the highly expressive superfast parts.
Martin's control of every aspect of his drums, squeaky toys, haunting bells, pieces of metal and other various noisemakers is spot on. There was a moment when he was swinging bells back and forth below and around a microphone, it was as if he could see the sound waves bouncing around and new where the bells had to be in order to create the most interesting result.
Thanks MMW for turning a rainy night into Albany into such a memorable event.
Senator Kennedy has publicly decried the fact that Student lenders like Sallie Mae can make far more money when students default on their loans than when they remain in good stead. Under current federal law, Lenders are guaranteed nearly full payment for loans that go into default. Furthermore, with the massive fees, penalties, and increased interest legally allowed to be attached to such debt, lenders such as Sallie Mae (who own collection companies) can, and do get a "second bite of the apple" through fees on collection of this massively inflated amount. In fact, Chairman Albert Lord said in the 2003 annual report that their record profits were attributable to penalties and fees collected from defaulted loans. This has caused astonishing, paralyzing and ridiculously cruel hardship on millions of students who couldn't afford to pay the original amount in the first place, but are strongarmed into paying the massively inflated amount.
Well, here we are a decade later, and it’s the most powerful mercenary firm in the world. It has 20,000 soldiers on the ready, the world’s largest private military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, including helicopter gunships. It’s become nothing short of the Praetorian Guard for the Bush administration's so-called global war on terror. And it’s headed by a very rightwing Christian activist, ex-Navy Seal named Erik Prince, whose family was one of the major bankrollers of the Republican Revolution of the 1990s. He, himself, is a significant funder of President Bush and his allies.
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