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Israeli wins Fatah top body seat

A Jewish-born Israeli has been elected to the governing body of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party. Uri Davis, 66, an academic who is married to a Palestinian, is an outspoken critic of what he calls Israel's "apartheid policies".

As the only Israeli member of the Revolutionary Council he says he wants to represent non-Arab people who support the Palestinian cause.

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Fox News is the Ms. South Carolina of infotainment

Raw Story reported that an image of this map of the Middle East was broadcast by Fox News on July 27, 2009, during Live Desk.

It appears Ms. South Carolina may be pulling the strings at the most reliable network for information on health-scare [and everything else].

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TVNL Comment:  Notice that Egypt no longer is in Africa  and has replaced Iraq as Iran's neighbor to the west.  They report, you decide.  LOL.

Who's behind the attacks on a health care overhaul?

The opposition groups' names sound catchy and populist: Patients First. Patients United. Americans for Prosperity. Conservatives for Patients' Rights. FreedomWorks. 60 Plus. Club for Growth. Here's who's behind them:

Conservatives for Patients' Rights is led by health care entrepreneur Rick Scott, the co-founder of Solantic urgent care walk-in centers, which he's spread across Florida and is looking to expand. While 80 percent of its patients have at least some insurance, Solantic also bills itself as an alternative to emergency-room care and a resource for patients with no insurance.

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No Wonder the Poker Game is Ending: The Wealthiest Have Taken All of the Chips

A new report by University of California, Berkeley economics professor Emmanuel Saez concludes that income inequality in the United States is at an all-time high, surpassing even levels seen during the Great Depression.

The report shows that:
  • Income inequality is worse than it has been since at least 1917
  • "The top 1 percent incomes captured half of the overall economic growth over the period 1993-2007"
  • In the economic expansion of 2002-2007, the top 1 percent captured two thirds of income growth."
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Historian Frederick Töben imprisoned for "thought crimes" in Australia

Fredrick Toben is a historian and free speech activist in Australia who runs an organization called the  Adelaide Institute, which has been accused of promoting holocaust denial and anti-semitism. In 1999  Töben  was convicted of  "offending the memory of the dead" in Germany and was imprisoned for nine months. In 2008 he was detained in London's Heathrow Airport, while flying from the Unites State to Dubai, under an attempt by German authorities to extradite him for material on his website.

Töben  rejects the label "holocaust denier". He believes that mass murders did accour, however he questions the numbers and other aspects.

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British Leaders Defend Their Health Service

Responding to attacks on Britain’s National Health Service by opponents of health insurance reform in the United States, British political leaders from the left and the right have taken to the airwaves, the blogwaves and the twitwaves to defend the government-run health care system known as the NHS.

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Canada court says its officials knew U.S. abused detainee

Canada must seek the immediate return of Toronto-born Guantanamo captive Omar Khadr rather than await the outcome of his U.S. military trial because American troops mistreated the alleged teen terrorist and Canadian officials knew about it, Canada's appeals court ruled Friday

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Anti-healthcare lobbyists duped us, say Katie Brickell and Kate Spall

TwoBritish women who have become the unwitting stars of a campaign to derail Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms yesterday said that their views on the NHS had been misrepresented.

Katie Brickell and Kate Spall said that they strongly supported state-funded healthcare, but their descriptions of poor treatment at the hands of the NHS form the centrepiece of an advertising campaign against the proposed reforms in America. Both appear in adverts for Conservatives for Patients’ Rights (CPR), a lobby group that opposes Mr Obama’s plans for universal medical insurance, which have caused a transatlantic rift over the merits of the NHS.

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Gaza white flag deaths probe call

Israel must investigate the "unlawful" killing of 11 civilians carrying white flags during its Gaza operation earlier in 2009, Human Rights Watch has said.

Five women and four children were among those killed in seven incidents detailed by the US-based rights group.Researchers said the soldiers at best failed to protect civilians, and at worst deliberately shot at them.Researchers said the soldiers at best failed to protect civilians, and at worst deliberately shot at them.

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