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The Cody Blog: The Cody News (April 29, 2005)

Friday, April 29, 2005

The Cody News (April 29, 2005)

9 car bombings kill dozens in Iraq CBC - Newfoundland & Labrador - BAGHDAD - At least 24 people were killed in Iraq Friday after nine car bombings rocked Baghdad and a nearby town. Eighty-nine people, mostly Iraqi police and security officers, were injured in the attacks. ...These mofos are out of control.

Bush pushes Social Security, energy ideas CNN - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush told reporters that he backs a Social Security proposal in which benefits for low-income workers would increase faster than those for wealthier Americans, saying that would solve most of the system's funding problems. ...
A total McGuffin. Social security is neither social nor secure (it's socialized, yes, but not social. and it's a terrible drag on our economy, making us less secure, not more.)
Read this for more from me on this topic: Social Security 4/29/05 11:47 AM ET

Akbar gets death sentence Allentown Morning Call - "it is the unanimous decision of us all that you should be put to death,'' the jury foreman said. The 34-year-old Akbar, who earlier in the day pleaded for forgiveness, did not react. A gasp rose from the families of Seifert and Air Force Maj. ...
Hell yeah. This evil mofo forfeited his right to live when he killed those men

Studies: Vitamin D and Calcium Won't Prevent Fractures National Ledger - Two new unrelated studies are claiming that Vitamin D and calcium supplements -- the inexpensive options for good bone health -- may be ineffective in the prevention of fractures of the elderly. For those ... .
I can anecdotally confirm this to be the case. I had cereal for breakfast and a glass of milk every day after school and again before bed growing up. In high school, after hitting my 15th broken bone, I even added calcium supplements. Hit #18 before I graduated HS. The doctor always told me, it wasn't a calcium problem nor a problem with my bones at all. He said I was just too psycho and had no concept of fear from pushing myself too far physically.


Blogger MC said...

.....Short the 2-party political system.....
AMEN, bro.

And re all the fuss about SS "privatization"........the presumed world leader in everything (us) lagging far behind banana republics which went that way long ago......with great success. Same btw with flat tax......which, of course, will never make it here so long as special interests have plenty of dough (read: forever)

4/29/2005 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

Don't say NEVER. WE, you and I, are going to change this system.

4/29/2005 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger MC said...

Lots to rant about today, Cody...ENERGY!!
Four years ago we had the Cheney Task Foorce....and about the only interest that could drum up on Capitol Hill was.......who did Cheney talk to? Now it's politically popular to fret about high gas prices, so everybody up there is now "concerned"......and gleeful over a good opportunity to dispense all kinds of freebies and give-aways...

btw....not long ago bought from a vending machine a small bottle of Gatorade for a grandson, after a hockey game..Not being one to spend good money on doctored water, I was astonished to find that it cost me TWO bucks.....while two bucks for a GALLON of gas is driving everybody up the wall.......g

4/29/2005 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger MC said...

" WE, you and I, are going to change this system."
......well, lotsa luck to us both! BUT, IMHO only way to do that is to shift to a Parliamentary system.....and that has as much chance as the proverbial snowball in the hot place!
We flaunt our system of "checks and balances"..........only problem is it's mostly checks...Of course, something can be said for that......the less Government the better?,,,,but too many broken cogs need fixing, and given the laws of entropy, afraid that will always be the case!
In the P system, a party is elected, based on a program it's committed to - "Manifesto" they call it in UK..and given all the powers necessary to govern..If it can't deliver, then back to the people with new elections....And that's a big no-no for strutting politicians trying to jockey for their own special interests......Could rant on, but sure you get the idea.
Aside.....our Presidential campaigns laughable in the way they.... and the media.....focus on what a President "has done", or "will do". Precious little a President can "do"....
Cody, maybe you could think about putting some of your vast hedge-fund wealth into setting up FPPD...Foundation for the Promotion of Parliamentary Democracy!
PS....Hope this didn't
come through as too nutty...Been a nut on this for many years........since, unfortunately, having been involved in testifying before, and other dealings with, the Congress.....G

4/30/2005 11:35:00 AM  

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