WORLD MEDIA WATCH FOR JULY 19, 2006
1//The Independent, UK--PLAN FOR ‘CREDIT CARDS’ TO RATION INDIVIDUALS’ CARBON USE (A limit could be imposed on the carbon each person pumps into the atmosphere under proposals being considered by the Government to combat global warming. A credit card-style trading system would ensure that people pay for air travel, electricity, gas and petrol with carbon rations as well as cash, under the plans to be floated today by David Miliband, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in a speech to the Audit Commission. … Under the proposals, all citizens would be given a personal carbon allowance, based on national targets for cutting CO2 emissions. People who take measures to cut the pollution they produce could sell their surplus. Those who continue to produce pollution above their personal cap would have to buy credits on the open market.)
The Other World War III
by Tony Peyser
This battle's being fought
In a manner overt
Over a CIA agent
Who used to be covert.
Bush is a multimillionaire, and a very big expense tab to the American taxpayer, but he still can't afford a pound of couth. I thought it was standard procedure that everyone in the White House got one, whether they needed it or not.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
Ah, World War III. Newt Gingrich is calling you.
It's hard to see into another man's mind, but I expect that he's thinking of a Band of Brothers reenactment.
Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. Mark Twain, letter, 1908.
The Bush GOP, a group of sycophantic scavengers, are selling out our ports, our roads, infrastructure, our common wealth ... what's next? Our icons? Our States? Maybe it's time for Americans to quit joking about the sale of this and that, such as the Brooklyn bridge, and find out who really owns it, and what else in this country is being disposed of, discounted, and up for sale, besides our democracy, our Bill of Rights, along with the cheapening of the lives of all Americans.
Of course, this will hardly get any televison news coverage and is -- in and of itself -- grounds for impeachment, but Alberto "Bush Consigliere" Gonzales testified today that Bush personally prevented a DOJ probe of the illegal Bushevik domestic wiretapping program (without court approval).
Subject: Don't Call It World War 3
Call it the Neocon Death-Rattle or Chimpy the Squirrel's Last War Dream...Create our own "reality" by stopping this madness and ridding our country of these parasites.
A BuzzFlash Reader
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
The prescription drug "donut hole" was examined in a hearing yesterday by the Democratic Policy Committee (DPC). Medicare Part D plans - coupled with premiums and deductibles - provide coverage for 75% of prescription spending under $2,250, but then nothing until expenditures reach $5,100.
by Tony Peyser
Here’s my simple and uncomplicated
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
I agree with the editors at BuzzFlash ---a two state solution which guarantees security for both sides is the only answer to the oft repeated Middle-Eastern crises! I wonder if Bush’s hands-off approach proclaiming “Israel has the right to defend themselves, but use restraint,” is more a political safety net rhetoric response while hoping Israel will accomplish what Bush himself is politically hesitant to do--more preemption, more invasion, more war with Syria and Iran!!! Has the Bush administration calculated that it would be more acceptable to the American people and certainly a more politically correct action to come to the aid of Israel if and/or when Syria and/or Iran decided to enter the current conflict? Is Bush looking to spread his version of “freedom and democracy” throughout the Middle East? Is he in fact using Israel as a pawn to accomplish his ultimate goal of world domination?