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The Money Web – Who is Supporting Which Presidential Candidate

clipped from www.opensecrets.org

2008 Presidential Election
Money Web

This social networking tool—new to OpenSecrets.org for the ’08
election—illustrates links between candidates and donors. Included in
this web are the 5 top contributors and industries (including ties) to each
of the candidates we profile. Click on a bubble to start making connections
among candidates, their top-giving industries and top contributors.

KEY

Is a running candidate

Is a Member of

Is a Top Industry of

Is a Top Contributor of

How Bush’s grandfather helped Hitler’s rise to power

Couple this information with the movie “Nazism in America”. See it at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4861099270516462721
clipped from www.guardian.co.uk

Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today’s president

  • Saturday September 25 2004
  • The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
    His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.
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    The $2 Trillion Nightmare

    Isn’t fighting terrorism like trying to protect us from lightning strikes?
    clipped from www.nytimes.com

    Published: March 4, 2008
    hardly a whisper has been heard about a Congressional hearing in Washington last week

    The war in Iraq will ultimately cost U.S. taxpayers not hundreds of billions of dollars, but an astonishing $2 trillion, and perhaps more. There has been very little in the way of public conversation, even in the presidential campaigns, about the consequences of these costs, which are like a cancer inside the American economy.
    money spent on the war each day is enough to enroll an additional 58,000 children in Head Start for a year, or make a year of college affordable for 160,000 low-income students through Pell Grants, or pay the annual salaries of nearly 11,000 additional border patrol agents or 14,000 more police officers.
    large opportunities lost because of the money poured into the war.
    “we could have put Social Security on a sound footing for the next half-century or more.”
    instead is the stuff of nightmares.
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    Live – Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Against the War

    Go to the site for more information, photos, reasons, support material. Pass this message on like it is some kind of computer virus warning; you may save some lives.
    clipped from ivaw.org

    Q: Why are veterans, active duty, and National Guard men and women opposed to the war in Iraq?
    The Iraq war is based on lies and deception.
    The Bush Administration planned for an attack against Iraq before September 11th, 2001.
    The Iraq war violates international law.
    The United States
    violated the same body of laws they accused Iraq of breaching.
    Corporate profiteering is driving the war in Iraq.
    The United States has chosen a path that directly contradicts President Eisenhower’s farewell warning regarding the military industrial complex.
    Overwhelming civilian casualties are a daily occurrence in Iraq.
    Currently over 100 civilians die every day in Baghdad alone.
    Soldiers have the right to refuse illegal war.
    Service members are facing serious health consequences due to our Government’s negligence.
    The war in Iraq is tearing our families apart.
    The Iraq war is robbing us of funding sorely needed here at home.
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    Should Followers of the Prince of Peace Be the Easiest to Convince to Go to War?

    For you bear with anyone if he enslaves you, if he devours you, if he takes advantage of you, if he exalts himself, if he hits you in the face. 2 Cor 11:13-20
    clipped from go.sojo.net
      

    A Call to Lament and Repent: Guide Our Feet to the Path of Peace
    This season of Lent, we are truly living “in darkness and in the shadow of death” as we mark, on March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq. It is a war that is being waged by our country, financed by our taxes, and fought by our sisters and brothers. As U.S. Christians, we issue a call to the American church to lament and repent of the sin of this war.
      


    We lament the suffering and violence in Iraq. …

     

    We lament the effects of this war on our country. …

     

    We repent of our failure to fully live the teaching of Jesus to be peacemakers. …

    We believe repentance means more than just being sorry. …

    We dedicate ourselves to the biblical vision of a world in which nations do not attempt to resolve international problems by waging war on other nations. …

      

    Medical system is leading cause of death and injury in US

    “Certainly it would appear more urgent to investigate the rationale, efficacy and relative cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical medicine than to legislate restrictive rules for supplements of vital nutrients, as most governments and some international organisations are doing in these times.”
    clipped from www.newmediaexplorer.org
    “A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good. The number of people having in-hospital, adverse drug reactions (ADR) to prescribed medicine is 2.2 million. Dr. Richard Besser, of the CDC, in 1995, said the number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections was 20 million. Dr. Besser, in 2003, now refers to tens of millions of unnecessary antibiotics. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million. The total number of iatrogenic deaths shown in the following table is 783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251.
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