Category Archives: Accountability

Trumpcare vs. Obamacare: Apocalypse Foretold

Gentle Reader – As Trump and the craven Republicans attempt to whitewash the impeachment allegations, clearing a clearly impeached President with no witnesses and no data, I want to remind you of other things going on in the background. This … Continue reading

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Cornel West: America is Spiritually Bankrupt. We Must Fight Back Together

14 January, 2018 Gentle Reader – In the middle of the corrupt Senate Impeachment Hearings – no data, no witnesses – this masterful piece from a year ago is worth reading. AJL =======================  From Cornel West in The Guardian (Opinion): … Continue reading

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Quora Query: What Will it Take for the United States to Acquire Universal Healthcare?

There are two sets of answers to this query: Political and operational/organizational. Let me address each in its turn. The Political Issues: There is, to my analysis, nothing special about the United States and its people that make a rational … Continue reading

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Quora Query: As Someone Who isn’t a Conservative, What Do You Wish All Conservatives Would Start Doing?

I normally don’t venture into this area on Quora, sticking to health care and science. However, events of the past several days have unnerved me, so I respond – more or less – to the query. In reality, I wanted … Continue reading

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Quora Query: How Likely is an Authoritarian State if the US Gets UBI, Universal Healthcare, and Universal College?

What an odd query! How likely is an authoritarian state – in the United States – if we, finally, get a national health system, a rational educational system, and UBI? Really? Firstly, in case you haven’t noticed, the present US … Continue reading

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Quora Query: Why do you believe that people who abuse the healthcare system in the US should be enabled, through not telling them, in no uncertain terms, that their non-emergency issues are just that…non-emergencies?

There are several fine answers to this query – see, particularly, the one by former Nurse Mara Obelcz on Quora. And just as there are several answers to your question, there are several – many – reasons that people come … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…” [1]   Sweeping our country today is a serious menace. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents, … Continue reading

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION Contents Establishing the Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Purpose of the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Support to the Inquiry Committee …………………………………………………………………………3 Avoiding conflicts of interest …………………………………………………………………………………4 The Inquiry’s approach ………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Initial meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Issues not addressed by the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………….6 Hearings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Written evidence … Continue reading

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UK Iraq Strategy 1990 to 2000

SECTION 1.1 UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000 Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………….23 Acknowledgements ………………………………………………………………………………………23 UK Iraq strategy ……………………………………………………………………………………………23 Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait …………………………………………………………………………….24 Resolution 678 (1990) …………………………………………………………………………………..25 The 1991 Gulf Conflict ………………………………………………………………………………….27 Resolution 687 (1991) …………………………………………………………………………………..28 Legacy of the 1990-1991 Gulf … Continue reading

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Development of UK Strategy and Options, September 2000 to September 2001

SECTION 1.2 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 2001 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..188 Before September 2000 ……………………………………………………………………………….188 Review of the UK’s strategy on Iraq, autumn 2000 ……………………………………………..192 JIC Assessment, 1 November 2000: ‘Iraq: Prospects for Co-operation’ …………………….197 … Continue reading

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