April 20th 2009 a day that Allah sees through, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il is hungry and needs food for his people!
With China studying the past in how we brought England to their knees after they invaded Egypt's ports with Israel and France, China will SELL our debt on the market (U.S. Treasury).
North Korea doesn't receive food aid from the South NO-MORE! And, the spring will be a beautiful month for collecting food for its people! WAR The North is staving America isn't doing very well, so please try to understand how others live in world! Men with power do stupid things But, Madam Secretary Clinton, to speak to the Great Leader with such disrespect! The North only knows him as the Great Leader, nothing more, nothing less! You may think you speak with the education from Oxford University is fine but you don't realize you're GRAVE errors
April 20th 2009 the world will cry as Men with power that lie to America's Government have created this mess, and still can't HELP themselves from GREED!
Allah knows ALL
Love for all,
Norman LeBoon Sr.
Allah knows All
President Eisenhower we will sell your pounds;and bring Great Britain to YOUR Knees Allah knows ALL
On October 29, 1956, Israeli troops invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and quickly overcame opposition as they raced for Suez. The next day, Britain and France, following their part of the script, offered to temporarily occupy the Canal Zone and suggested a 10 mile buffer on either side which would separate the Egyptian forces from the Israelis. Nasser of course refused, and on October 31, Egypt was attacked and invaded by the military forces of Britain and France. In response to these developments, the Soviet Union, which at the time was ruthlessly suppressing an anti-Communist uprising in Hungary, threatened to intervene on Egypt's behalf. President Eisenhower of the United States pressured Britain, France and Israel into agreeing to a cease-fire and eventual withdrawal from Egypt. The United States, caught by surprise by the dual invasions, was more concerned with the Soviet war in Hungary and the Cold War than with Britain and France's dealings involving Suez. The last thing President Eisenhower wanted was a wider war over Suez. The war itself lasted for only a week, and invading forces were withdrawn within the month. As a result, Egypt now firmly aligned herself with the Soviet Union, which armed Egypt and other Arab nations for the continuing struggle against Israel.
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UNPRECEDENTED ALLIANCE OF HEALTH CARE LEADERS ANNOUNCES HISTORIC AGREEMENT TO HELP REDUCE THE NUMBERS OF AMERICA'S UNINSURED
Proposal includes balanced approach to expand health care coverage, starting with children
Diverse organizations that have often opposed each other on federal health policies forge consensus, vow to work together for immediate congressional action
Washington, D.C. - Most of the nation's largest health care organizations today announced that they have agreed on a proposal that would significantly expand health coverage for America's almost 47 million uninsured, starting immediately with expanded coverage for children in 2007. Calling itself the Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured (HCCU), the group is made up of 16 influential, national organizations that have played leading roles in every federal health policy debate of the last 30 years, often on opposing sides. Despite their divergent political and ideological views, the groups today committed to immediately and jointly press lawmakers to act on their historic, two-phased consensus proposal.
The agreement includes a balance of private and public initiatives and is the culmination of lengthy meetings among the groups over approximately two years. It allows the new Congress to begin its work on health coverage from a proposal that already has the agreement of diverse advocates.
"This historic agreement transcends traditional political and ideological boundaries to break the gridlock about expanded health coverage for the uninsured," said Ron Pollack, executive director, Families USA. "Our unprecedented agreement and coalition should serve as a model for Congress and the President to see that health coverage is expanded to as many people as possible as quickly as possible - starting with America's children this year."
HCCU participating organizations include AARP, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American Public Health Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Catholic Health Association, Families USA, Federation of American Hospitals, Healthcare Leadership Council, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Pfizer Inc., United Health Foundation and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
"Reaching consensus is a long and sometimes difficult process, but every participating group put the interests of America's uninsured first - even when doing so meant walking away from certain long-held positions," said Scott P. Serota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association president and CEO. "With such divergent political ideologies, it is unprecedented for these groups to have a joint agreement. Helping the millions of Americans who do not have health insurance is an issue that needs to transcend politics and partisanship, and that is why we worked together to give Congress a starting point that we can all support."
With Congress scheduled to consider the reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in the coming months, the proposal could have an immediate impact. Its first phase is a "Kids First Initiative" to allow parents to more easily enroll their children in public programs, like SCHIP and Medicaid. It calls for a "one-stop shopping" system whereby low-income families could enroll uninsured children in SCHIP or Medicaid at the same time as they apply for other public programs, like reduced-cost lunches or food stamps. The proposal would provide states with the additional funds needed to enroll eligible children. HCCU members believe this could help up to six million uninsured children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, public insurance programs.
The proposal also calls for a new tax credit to help families cover some of the cost of providing private health insurance for their children. Eligible families could earn up to three times the federal poverty level (about $60,000 annually for a family of four). The tax credits would be refundable and advanceable.
The HCCU organizations also propose a competitive grant program to enable states to experiment with new, innovative approaches to expand health coverage.
The second phase of the coalition's proposal focuses on uninsured adults. It would give states the flexibility and funds to expand Medicaid eligibility to cover all adults with incomes below the federal poverty level, millions of whom are currently ineligible for public coverage. For those with higher incomes between 100 and 300 percent of the federal poverty level, a refundable, advanceable tax credit would be established to help individuals cover the costs of private insurance.
Census figures show more than one in seven Americans were uninsured in 2005. Studies show the uninsured are often unable to receive the primary and preventive care that they need. The Institute of Medicine estimates approximately 18,000 people die each year from diseases that would have been treatable or preventable if they had health coverage.
A number of other organizations worked closely with the coalition throughout its deliberation process, including the Heritage Foundation, National Association of Counties, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Governors Association and Project HOPE.
The HCCU Consensus-Building process was organized and conducted as a project of Search for Common Ground-U.S. Consensus Council, in partnership with the Meridian Institute. The organizations fashioned a unique approach for bringing diverse organizations together on public policy issues. The Economic and Social Research Institute and the Lewin Group provided research and analytical support.
Funding for the coalition's work was provided by the participating organizations, with additional support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ascension Health, the Rapoport Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation and The California Endowment.
The HCCU consensus agreement, as well as additional information about HCCU is available at www***alitionfortheuninsured****.
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Though Congress and the President stress the future of a green economy, Roderick West, CEO of Entergy New Orleans, says differently. West joins Clean Skies News to explain why he feels the green revolution can't continue past the stimulus dollars.
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Could we live to see the end coffee? Its addictive aroma could fade if the future supply of coffee remains in danger. Good Morning America explains.
WOMAN: “I’m double fisting my coffee right now.”
REPORTER: “But the director of the sustainability from Starbucks warned members of Congress this is no joke... Heavy rain, long droughts and insect infestations linked to climate change threaten the future of your morning joe.”
So how much time to you have? The Starbucks director Jim Hanna told The Guardian -- perhaps only a few decades.
“Even well-established farms were seeing a drop in crop yield, and that could well discourage growers from cultivating coffee in the future, further constricting supply... we are hearing more and more stories of impacts.”
Specfically, Starbucks is worried about the Arabica coffee bean. The Union of Concerned Scientists shares its worries.
“Because coffee varieties have adapted to specific climate zones, a temperature rise of even half a degree can make a big difference. The dwindling supply of coffee is but one example... and should be a wake-up call for us all.”
A writer for Death and Taxes says he can’t imagine a world without the coffee shop chain -- or its impact.
“[Starbucks is] famous for providing healthcare to all employees -- even part-timers -- and other socially progressive policies. On November 1st the company will start its Jobs for USA program which will allow customers to donate $5 when buying a coffee, all of which will go towards job creation. [and] companies like Starbucks, will start demanding policy change on environmental issues too before it’s too late to save coffee.”
The Seattle Post Intelligencer writes Starbucks has been up on Capital Hill to convince Congress and the president to act on climate change, but given little or no attention. It suggests we should get used to tea.