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The Cody Blog: The Cody News (May 24, 2006)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Cody News (May 24, 2006)

U.S. Plan to Lure Nurses May Hurt Poor Nations

As the United States runs short of nurses, senators are looking abroad. A little-noticed provision in their immigration bill would throw open the gate to nurses and, some fear, drain them from the world's developing countries.

The brain drain and services drain from all of the developed world into the U.S. is not a sum-zero occurrence. The healthier and wealthier the U.S. grows, it benefits the world over. Capital flow, information flow, and yes, even human being flow is all about freedom and prosperity.

Under Attack, Big Oil Finds Reserves of Clout Running Low

Rep. Joe Barton should be Big Oil's biggest friend in Congress. The Republican chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hails from a booming corner of the Texas energy patch. An engineer by training, he spent years working for a large integrated oil company, Atlantic Richfield Co. Since 2000, no House lawmaker has received more campaign contributions from oil and gas companies than Mr. Barton.

Holy cow, how about that chart of big oil profits busting through the $100 Billion mark. Good thing we taxpayers are still flooding the big oil industry with 10's of Billions of annual subsidies to help blow through that $100 Billion profit mark.

Fannie Mae Ex-Officials May Face
Legal Action Over Accounting

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators warned that former top executives of Fannie Mae face potential legal action over what the Securities and Exchange Commission branded "fraudulent accounting" at the giant mortgage-finance company.

It's crystal clear that fraud and theft took place. By the billions. Look, the prosecutor's job is to figure out who's guilty and make them pay. Get it done, people. Somebody needs to pay for this disgrace.

Bonds Ties Ruth With 714 Home Runs

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career home run list Saturday with his 714th homer, a solo shot into the right-field seats leading off the second inning.

I have to say, even as I'm not a sports fan, this is a rare recent sports development that I actually care about. Barry Bonds has essentially admitted taking steroids, and for this joker to receive any accolades for breaking the great Ruth's record makes me sick.

Prado breaks silence in wake of Barbaro's injury

Jockey Edgar Prado, so shaken by the tragic injury that caused him to pull up Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro during the Preakness that he refused interview requests, ended his silence Wednesday morning to express regret about what occurred.

I've been a part of way too many euthanizations having grown up the son of a veterinarian, and all we can do is hope that this horse makes it. It's a tragedy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Kelly Brewster:
Hello, and thank you for the work that you do for Cody.
I do not receive CNBC and would like to watch it via the Internet if possible. Do you know if there is a site that provides that? For a while I was downloading the media files from this site, but the most recent ones will not play for me. Any direction would be appreciated. (I am a RealMoney subscriber)

5/25/2006 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry about Barbaro. As tragic as his accident is, his racing career ends but his stud career begins.It has been reported his owner will get an estimated $11,000,000 per year in stud fees. You can be sure he will be well taken care of....I doubt euthansia is in his future.

5/25/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Larry said...

Nice Post.

5/25/2006 10:41:00 PM  
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