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Friday, July 30, 2021

Anianna Huffington, of the blog paper Huffington Post, is editor at Metro Newspaper in NY, Boston & Philly

The print news and blog news fused today. Anianna Huffington, November 18, edits four print newspapers. Today, Metro has some articles crusading to end the drug war, and marijuana legalization crusaders should spread it around, even buy an ad for a weekend meeting in some hall to protest the drug war. Last year Metro International had musician James Blunt, who highlighted his cause Doctors Without Borders, which distributes help in risky trouble spots, where several of its volunteers were killed. Metro is presenting an opportunity for the print, blog and social justice communities. Details to follow:

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I Agree With Grassley Republicans Should Apologize and then Commit Suicide

The recent comments of Senator Grassley that those who have wrecked our economy should apologize to the American People and then resign or commit suicide, preferably commit suicide strike me as an amazingly sensible notion, especially for Republicans.

What other block of Americans bears such responsibility for the wholesale wreckage of our economy than the Republican members of congress? Let’s start by demanding an apology from former Senator Phil Gramm. Then if he followed Grassley’s advice and committed suicide it might be a beginning of finding some solace in this wreckage.

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Recession?

There’s that word again…

Please say the damn word.

DEPRESSION!!!

It’s NOT a recession, it’s a depression!

Say it loud, say it proud.

No one wants to say it on the national or state levels. (Shhhhhh!)

D – E – P – R – E – $ – $ – I – O – N

Go on, say it…

DEPRESSION!

Now say, “Oppression”.

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Did Cheney lead control assassination squad? Did it operate in US? Congressman calls for probe.

A US Congressman is calling for an investigation of the Seymour Hersch allegations that former Vice President Cheney controlled a secret US Military squad that carried out assassinations of foreigners. This against US Law and President Ford’s executive order prohibiting any US citizen from doing so. This Must Be Investigated by a Special Prosecutor.

How far outside US law did Cheney go?

Did Cheney use the assassination squad inside the United States?

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AIG backlash: Bring on the limits

The Obama administration says it’s trying to put strict limits on the next $30 billion installment in taxpayers’ money for insurance giant AIG amid questions about whether it responded fiercely enough to executive bonus payments.

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Grassley to AIG execs: ‘Just kill yourselves’

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley (left) suggested that AIG executives should take a Japanese approach toward accepting responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

The Republican lawmaker’s harsh comments came during an interview with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, radio station WMT on Monday. They echo remarks he has made in the past about corporate executives and public apologies, but went further in suggesting suicide.

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AIG: Bring lawyers, guns and money

The only real difference between Bernie Madoff and the management of AIG is that when Bernie Madoff got caught, he pleaded guilty. When AIG got caught, it asked the government for $170 billion.

And it got it. Now the American International Group is going to pay $165 million to its executives as a reward for the fine job they did in duping everybody.

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Rewarding failure

If AIG were in the public relations business instead of insurance, it surely would have gone broke years ago.

Take the reaction to its decision to go ahead with $450 million in bonus payments, including $165 billion paid out over this last weekend, to executives of the business unit whose recklessness almost wrecked the company. Also over the weekend the firm disclosed that had to sue $34 billion in bailout money to make good on credit default swaps the unit has written that had gone bad.

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When honesty is only an illusion

Trust in government — essential to a democracy — depends greatly on whether citizens believe the government’s dealings are conducted honestly and above board. In the United States, the means of verifying that is the Freedom of Information Act, a law laying the ground rules for access to federal records, passed in 1967 and strengthened twice since then.

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