POWER PLAYS -- WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria R. Lalumia
The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
I couldnt even get through your whole post here. My son leaves for Iraq between now and the beginning of March. We had a phone conversation the other night about his funeral. HIS FUNERAL. Yeah, I had to go over paperwork with him on the phone to plan a funeral in case. I cant sleep, I am a mess, I dont want to leave the house and I am going to wind up getting fired from my job and losing my home because I cannot pay the rent due to not being able to work. On top of all of this, I have an autoimmune disease that flares terribly when I am stressed. Can you say Stress in this situation. I will be in Washington DC next weekend if I have to walk there. No, I dont have a car and I havent a penny but I will get there somehow to stop this Bloody mess we are into. I am so afraid. I have never been so terrified and depressed in my whole life and I dont know what to do. I cannot even find a local support group for families that have children in the military. Why isnt this low life of a president getting impeached, I dont understand it.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship
At the end of their careers, the actors David Niven and Peter Sellers were too ill to finish work on their final films (in fact, Sellers died while his was still in production). To dub their voices for the last few scenes, Hollywood hired impressionist and comic Rich Little.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Supposing you are playing a game of poker with a guy you know always cheats to win the hand. Whenever you bring it up, the other players all accuse you of being a bad sport and unfairly attacking the character of the hustler.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
"We must pursue medical advances in the name of life, not at the expense of it," George W. Bush said today. No, Bush hasn't changed his mind about stem cell research. He is sticking to his only veto of a bill that would have allowed research on unwanted embryos that, according to the legislation, "would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be discarded" in hopes of curing sickness and disease.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Will George W. Bush "cut and run" from the Iraq issue during his State of the Union tomorrow night? It is certainly customary for presidents to discuss an array of social and domestic issues during the speech, but preliminary reports suggest the war will receive minimal attention. The White House says he will announce a "bold" array of plans for health care, energy independence, and global warming.
Subject: Stop the War
We the American people are sick of war and killing. We demand diplomatic solutions and an end to war as foreign policy. IF WE ACT TOGETHER we can stop this next war. Demand that Congress, the CO-EQUAL branch of government that represents the people, put a stop to the war-making WHATEVER IT TAKES! NOW!
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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Everything but the pom-poms for Tuesday night's SOTU! George Bush will be doing that which he does best -- cheerleading rah, rah, rahs, in an attempt to scrape together support for his failures!!! Reality has a way of kicking ass when empty rhetoric is so often repeated! The American people are on to your scams George, so pack it up and go home before you do any more damage to this country and the world!