All Further Articles for 2014-07-10

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Dead In Gaza
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have killed at least 52 people, including 13 children - the youngest, 18 months old, died along with his 27-year-old mother - and wounded over 450. Here are the names of the dead, released by Gaza's Health Ministry to Beirut-based newspaper al-Akhbar. The children are marked in bold. Because we can give them, at least, their names. Grievous Update : They are still updating, and naming. The dead now total 213, including at least 45 children, two of them 18 months old.
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The Most Expensive Warplane in American History Is Too Dangerous to Fly and Just Caught Fire (Again) But They Plan to Spend $1 Trillion On It Anyway
Days before its long-planned, much-hyped debut at a U.K. airshow, the entire fleet of the endless boondoggle known as the Joint Strike Fighter has been grounded after one caught fire, the latest in a years-long series of disasters almost every time it's tried to leave the ground. The plane's pricetag is now $399 billion; it's seven years behind schedule; when done, it will cost over $1 trillion. No doubt entirely coincidentally, Lockheed has spread its jobs and contractors across the country, thus ensuring broad support in Congress. And yes, there are many cool things we could do with the money.
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A War of Choice Not Necessity
Outraged by an American media that turns a blind eye to Israeli abuses - Diane Sawyer's was the latest and most egregious example - U.S. Jewish activist Daniel Sieradski has called out an Anti-Defamation League ad aimed at justifying the bombing of Gaza as “the latest act in a storied history of shameful behavior.” Then he posted a new version of the ad - which has since gone viral - with the concise text, "Fixed."
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Freak Show: Koch Brothers Vision of Health Care Is Truly Bizarro
Channeling David Lynch, the Koch-backed Generation Opportunity - whose mission is to convince young people to opt out of the totalitarian evil that is health care - has released a darkly crackpot video invite to an upcoming "Creepy Carenival" in D.C. that, "like Obamacare itself, comes with a veneer of excitement (weirdo Uncle Sam! mandatory vasectomies!) but as soon as you begin to experience it, you realize you are being taken for a ride." WTF? The kicker: A new study shows that ads by opponents of Obamacare - who have outspent supporters 15-1 - may have increased enrollment. Nice work guys.
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