Knowing that "pollution probably shortens Steubenville (Ohio) residents' life spans by one to two years":

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 10:14.

Knowing coal fired industry and freeways cause pollution that causes genetic mutation and Alzheimer's-like conditions:

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 06:40.

Question of the day: does it make sense to build public-subsidized housing near pollution?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 06:00.

New government-subsidized market-rate Tremont Pointe development located next to Mittal Cleveland Works steel mill and expanding I-490 freeway, in the toxic Cuyahoga River valley

The 2002 Canadian scientific report "Air pollution induces heritable DNA mutations" finds "Integrated steel production generates chemical pollution containing compounds that can induce genetic damage." And, the 2009 German report "Long-term exposure to traffic-related particulate matter impairs cognitive function in the elderly" finds "chronic exposure to traffic-related PM (particulate matter) may be involved in the pathogenesis of AD (Alzheimer's Disease)"

So, who thought it was a good idea to spend $43 million of scarce government and quasi-public funding to build Tremont Pointe government-subsidized housing, located within scent and fallout of the Mittal Cleveland Works Steel mill, and other highly polluting industry of the Cleveland Flats, and directly adjacent to the I-490 freeway, planned to have increased polluting traffic through expansion as the "Opportunity Corridor"?

Senate, White House Health Reform Tucks in Gun Rights

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:18.

Donna Smith @ Common Dreams - Could we make this stuff up? We cannot get healthcare as a basic human right for one another. But we sure can make sure gun ownership protections are tucked into the Senate health reform bill that is so celebrated as historic by the White House. 

An Inglorious End to the Promise of Reform (VIDEO)

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 19:31.

Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director of the National Nurses United - After all the fanfare and high expectations that accompanied the prospect of national health care reform at the outset of this year, the legislation is staggering to a particularly inglorious end.

Pro-Single-Payer Physicians Call for Defeat of Senate Health Bill

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 12:54.
Physicians for National Health Program @ Common Dreams - A national organization of 17,000 physicians who favor a single-payer health care system called on the US Senate today to defeat the health care legislation presently before it and to immediately consider the adoption of an expanded and improved Medicare-for-All program.

While noting that the Senate bill includes some "salutary provisions" like an expansion of Medicaid, increased funding for community clinics and the curbing of some

Nurses Slam Senate Healthcare Bill

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 10:35.
Max Eternity - Citing 10 fundamental flaws with the current Senate healthcare bill, registered nurses around the country are voicing their disgust and disbelief at what has been wrought   In an interview witih John Nichols, Karen Higgins , Co-President of the National Nurses Union says "It is tragic to see the promise from Washington this year for genuine, comprehensive

Public-Option "Thinker" says "A bill must pass...a better bill"

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 01:09.

Max Eternity - Ever since Senator Obama announced his support for a Single-Payer, Medicare-for-all, style of Universal Healthcare--while campaigning to be President--Progressives have heeded the call and lent their support.

Health Care Industry Stocks See Double-Digit Growth Since Death Of Public Option

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 21:23.

Shahien Nasiripour @ The Huffington Post - Investors are seeing the Senate's version of health care reform as a massive public subsidy for insurance companies -- and as a result, are sending the sector's stock prices shooting up, up, up. Stripped of a government-run insurance plan, the bill would give tens of millions of Americans no option but to start paying hefty premiums to private companies.

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How The White House Misjudged The Political Landscape

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 18:01.

Robert Cruickshank @ Fire Dog Lake - As progressives on and offline continue to debate the future of the health care reform bill, attention is finally shifting to the underlying factors that have gotten us into this mess in the first place: namely, the mistakes of the White House. Meteor Blades at Daily Kos asks the right question – why is it that progressives are getting blamed for this?

Birth of the Republicrat: Bi-partian operatives under Reid and McConnel worked with lobbyist to fulfill healthcare industry wish

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 13:02.
Andrew Zajac @ Tribune Newspapers - David Nexon had a big problem. An early version of national health care legislation contained a $40 billion tax aimed squarely at members of the medical device trade association he represents.

Blue Dogs and Christian-extremist Republicans use "Obamacare" to roll back women's rights

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 12:50.
Politico - An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) coordinated opposition to the Senate health bill’s abortion compromise this morning with the Republican Senate leadership, according to a chain of frantic emails obtained this morning by POLITICO.

Why Big Business Loves Obama:Health Insurance Stocks Reach 52-YEAR High (VIDEO)

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 12:43.

Click here to read article and watch video.

Diabesity: How to deal with diabetes and obesity, and why conventional treatments may make it worse

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 13:06.
Dr. Mark Hyman @ The Huffington Post - If you are diabetic, overweight, or suffer from insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, or any of the other conditions conventional medicine associates with "elevated blood sugar," I want to share a startling new discovery with you: Lowering your blood sugar may increase your risk of death.

Uncle Tom or Uncle Sam: Nader says criticism of Obama long overdue

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 11:20.

The Daily Beast - Democrats are steaming over the White House’s capitulation to liberal nemesis Joe Lieberman’s demands to remove a public option and Medicare buy-in from the Senate’s heath-care bill. Progressive figures including Howard Dean and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas have gone so far as to suggest scrapping the bill entirely and starting over, sparking rebukes from White House officials like David Axelrod, who called such a move “insane” in a Morning Joe interview on MSNBC on Thursday.

"Boycott Connecticut"

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 05:42.

Max Eternity - Fed up with Joe, the "Senatorial Prostitute" Leiberman, progressive filmmaker Michael Moore says "Boycott Connicticut."  Read more.

MoveOn Hits $1 Million Mark In Anti-Lieberman Campaign

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 12/17/2009 - 18:40.

Trumka To Obama's Senate "Health Care Bill Must Change to Be Real Reform"

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 12/17/2009 - 18:30.

Seth Michaels @ AFL-CIO blog - The health care bill being considered by the U.S. Senate is inadequate and too tilted toward the insurance industry, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today. In recent days, as the Senate has debated health care reform, small numbers of senators have held health care hostage by threatening to block a vote. The new proposal by the Senate puts the interests of insurance companies—and senators who would rather look out for the insurance companies—ahead of real reform.

Healthcare Yesteryear and Today: Obama versus Obama

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 12/17/2009 - 18:22.

Echoing Howard Dean, SEIU's Andy Stern Calls Out Obama Over Healthcare

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 12/17/2009 - 09:48.
Sam Stein @ The Huffington Post - A top labor leader urged Congress and the White House on Wednesday to make major improvements to the Senate health care legislation, suggesting that the labor community could not support the current incarnation.

"I believe this is the moment when we must stand as one and say enough," Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern wrote in a

Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG's (VIDEO)

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 12/17/2009 - 09:47.

ABC News - President Obama said he likes the Senate health care compromise and wants it passed by Christmas, but he faces a revolt from some liberals who say the health care bill has been gutted to appease insurance companies.