Magical Child

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Worth Checking Into – Alexandra Hehpsehboah

Dubbed “The Little Prophet Extraordiniare” by European media during WW II, she was used extensively as a five-year-old child by the Dutch underground to help save thousands of lives.


80 Responses to “Magical Child”

  1. blessedistruth Says:

    I just posted this over at RosettaSister


    11:08 AM Mountain

    Good morning, America! How are you?!

    Sorry about the drive-by last night.

    I was sitting here waiting for Bill.

    I didn’t have my reading glasses and the lights were dimmed and I was a little tipsy.

    But I wanted to convey my appreciation for this latest thread.

    I still enjoy reading the morning posts with my coffee.

    I wish I could think of something to make you laugh or even to make myself laugh.

    Senator Jon Kyl says public “option” won’t pass in its present form – which is Sneaky Bastard Schumer’s state opt-out.

    Please let me know if you’re having a prayer gathering like we did for j.b.

    Thanks to Troy and jr and all the contributors. I can see by the page views that y’all are doing a bang up job!

    Better than I ever did except for that brief episode after the Korir fiasco, when we were getting over 8,000 views per day.

    Someday we’re all going to be together with our Savior and our Creator and none of this is going to matter.

    Foxy Rosie

  2. blessedistruth Says:

    Heard some of this last night, not the whole thing. I was intrigued by her concept of a “core matrix.” I don’t pretend to understand, but this is related to physicists’ theories of multiverses or eleven dimensions.

    Filling in for George, Art Bell welcomed psi researcher and experiencer Starfire Tor, who discussed time shifts and time slips as well as other strange occurrences involving time.

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    Senate Health Care Debate

    Tonight’s vote is the first cloture vote to begin debate.

    Many believe the outcome to be a forgone conclusion and expect Reid to reach the magic number of 60 votes.

  6. blessedistruth Says:

    Rasmussen Obama Approval 47 — 52

    Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) now disapprove.

    It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters. Some other firms base their approval ratings on samples of all adults. President Obama’s numbers are always several points higher in a poll of adults rather than likely voters. That’s because some of the President’s most enthusiastic supporters, such as young adults, are less likely to turn out to vote.

    (Rasmussen nailed Jersey election!)

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    “Some of the President’s most enthusiastic supporters, such as young adults, are less likely to turn out to vote.”

    Or maybe they figured out that Obama Reid Pelosi are burdening their generation with unprecedented levels of debt.

  9. blessedistruth Says:

    “It is generational theft. We have laid a debt of incalculable numbers on our future generations of Americans and it is unacceptable.”

    — John McCain

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    Good blogs here:

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    Joint Appellant Brief – Hollister v Soetoro

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    Note: Lou Pritchett is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989, and he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.

    Mr. Pritchett confirmed that he was indeed the author of the much-circulated “open letter.” “I did write the ‘you scare me’ letter. I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it. However, it hit the internet and according to the ‘experts’ has had over 500,000 hits.


  16. blessedistruth Says:

    Ezra Klein – Ever the Realist

    Democrats find 60 votes to go find 60 votes

    Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, and Ben Nelson have all said they’re voting for cloture now. That makes 60, at least barring any surprises. The bill can pass go.

    But that’s all it can do, at least for now. Today’s cloture vote is so Democrats can begin debate and modification of the bill.

    During that debate, they will need to call cloture votes in order to amend the bill.

    After that process is finished, there will be another cloture vote to begin voting on the bill.

    At this point in the history of the United States Senate, Harry Reid pretty much needs to call a cloture vote before he can sneeze.

    It’s all cloture votes, all the time.

    And the fact that Reid won today’s vote doesn’t mean he’ll win tomorrow’s.

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    “Here, btw, is one offering from a ticked off Colorado voter, and this satire could easily be adapted to all the Democratic senators who are simply refusing to respond to their constituents and are rushing through this destructive bill.”


    It looks as though Reid will win cloture vote tonight.

    The fight begins!

    Now is the time to come to the aid of your country!

    Obama will end up signing something, but let’s turn up the heat so that … that something does the least amount of harm.

  18. blessedistruth Says:

    Glenn Beck reveals the Plan

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    Another Saturday night and I ain’t got no …

    Page 3 Start with # 202

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    Phoenix UFO Examiner

    Larry Lowe

    Vatican, England and France pressure the US for UFO Disclosure.

    Dr. Steven Greer released the contents of his briefing paper to President Obama at the recent CSETI conference in Rio Rico and called for an internet driven email campaign to flood the White House with requests for disclosure.

    Dr. Greer will deliver the Saturday Nov. 21 Keynote lecture to the audience at the Secrets 2009 conference in Tempe, giving Phoenix UFO and disclosure minded citizens a rare opportunity …

    Dr. Greer will be speaking on Saturday evening at 8:15 PM and will conduct a post-conference workshop Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.


    I attended this lecture last night, which was recorded, so I hope we’ll be able to view his lecture in its entirety.

    I’ve been following Dr. Greer very closely for a very long time so most of what he touched upon wasn’t news to me.

    But I’m glad I was finally able to see him close up and personal.

    Dr. Greer concluded his presentation with a brand new image he had just acquired while in the desert at Joshua Tree.

    From my vantage point it was hard to see, but it appeared to be a visitor to our planet from who knows where.

    But I could make out what appeared to be the entire body, bulbous head, boots and all.

    Dr. Greer commented on the size of the brain and the IQ this fella must have!

    Anyway, he said he planned to send image to the White House.

    I also found out Dr. Greer is neighbors with my husband’s sister.

    Near Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she and her husband both work.

    More on this later.

  23. blessedistruth Says:

    Dr. Steven Greer Disclosure Website

  24. blessedistruth Says:

    I am aware of six different sustained civilian-government high level disclosure efforts lobbying for UFO/ET disclosure and would appreciate if any of my readers know of others to let me know.

    Here are the efforts I know about.

    1. Steven Greer’s Disclosure Project,

    2 Clay and Shawn Pickering’s Ad Hock Military UFO Working Group,

    3 Steven Basset’s UFO/ET Lobbying,

    4 Dan Smith’s CIA R&D Disclosure Operation,

    5 Gordon Novel’s Project RAM disclosure effort

    6 and now this.

  25. blessedistruth Says:

    From UfoDigest article above:

    Already Senator McCain

    and Dennis Kucinich have courageously made positive comments on UFOs to the press.

    We can assume that these politicians know much more about this subject than they are willing to publicly acknowledge and may even be covertly lobbying for disclosure in Congress.

  26. sisterrosetta Says:

    I was curious to see if this would work from my blackberry

  27. blessedistruth Says:

    Well, it sorta worked

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    What’s wrong with this picture?

    Lefties who don’t trust the government, but who believe an expansion of government is the answer.

  29. blessedistruth Says:

    Senators Kyl (R-AZ) and Schumer (D-NY) discuss the health care bill in the Senate and the Louisiana Purchase of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louis.)

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    SCHIEFFER: Let me just ask Senator Kyl about the most controversial part of this. And that is the so-called public option, which would be a government insurance program like Medicare for younger people. Why are you so opposed to that, Senator?

    KYL: Well, there are several reasons.

    Incidentally, I was going to quote from the Congressional Budget Office letter that points out that the expenditures here are going to increase, not decrease, so it’s not as if we’re actually cutting the costs of these government programs like Medicare.

    But in any event, the government-run program is objectionable for two primary reasons.

    First of all, a lot of people will acknowledge, even members of Congress, that it is the first in a two-step process to get to a single-payer system.

    And there are people on the left in this country who support that.

    Most people do not, and this is seen as a way to get there.

    And how do you get there?

    As Senator Schumer just mentioned, you get a lot of people that have policies today with their employer.

    And according to the Lewin and Associates study, 88 million of those people will drop the coverage with the employer or be dropped because the employer can’t — it will be cheaper for him to dump them into the government-run program, put it that way.

    Eighty-eight million people.

    And that then brings up the second point.

    if you like your insurance you get to keep it. No, not true.

    You have your insurance with your employer.

    He says it’s cheaper for me to send you to the government plan than it is for me to continue to provide it, you don’t get to keep your policy anymore.

    Now you’re in the government-run system.

    So that’s the other objectionable feature.

    In addition to which there are a lot of costs associated with it and dictates from the federal government as to what is covered and what is not.

    (Right on, Senator Kyl! The last thing we need is more govt-run anything!)

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    See also:

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    Dr. Steven Greer presents “Contact & Disclosure: The Final Sequence”

  33. blessedistruth Says:

    Kerry Cassidy may be a bit combative with Dr. Greer, but I think she speaks for many who may not have had a positive experience with our extraterrestrial visitors.

    Dr. Greer repeated again last night that we’ve nothing to fear from our visitors who are truly other worldly. He even said that he’s in contact with homosapiens like you and me who have been involved with pseudo alien abduction activities. I would have to agree with Kerry that even Dr. Greer may not be privy to the wide spectrum of possible experiences.

    If I had to be critical of Dr. Greer, which is hard for me to be considering I am totally in concert with his efforts, then I would be critical of his being flippant about these things and being dismissive.

    And I feel the same way about how he glosses over 9/11 and the Bush – Cheney years. Like others, he maintains Cheney was a member of Majestic. He refers to 9/11 as being an effective diversion, playing into the Truthers’ worst fears.

    This is awful behavior and I wish he would stop it. If he honestly believes that Bush and/or Cheney are guilty of the murder of 3,000 of their fellow citizens, then he should just come out and say it.

    But he doesn’t, he just leaves it hanging out there, catering to the Truthers in his audience.

    Doesn’t he know what he’s saying?!

    Dr. Greer needs to do a better job discerning the truth of the matter, as opposed to interjecting his own flawed and all too human interpretation.

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    Like the summer sunshine

    Pour your sweetness over me

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    Some say that Switzerland’s health care system can provide inspiration, or serve as a model, for the restructuring of the U.S. health care system.

    Harvard University’s Regina Herzlinger has done extensive research on Switzerland’s health care system.

    Switzerland guarantees quality health care coverage to all its residents, and does so without a government-run plan.

    It does not “resemble the model of bureaucratic, socialized medicine often cited by opponents of universal coverage in the United States.”

    Instead, the Swiss rely on a public-private model that might be an appropriate template for policymakers in Washington to draw on.

    Many of the reform proposals floating around Washington mirror specific elements of the Swiss system.

    “The mix that Switzerland represents between private enterprise and general state regulations that make health care accessible to everyone is really an interesting example for the US,” states Felix Gutzwiller, a senator and head of Zurich University’s department of public health.

    Both the House and Senate health reform proposals, for example, include an individual mandate (with hardship waivers), government assistance for those that cannot afford insurance premiums, limits on age rating and prohibit coverage denials due to pre-existing conditions.

    See also:

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    46 — 53

    1 Date
    2 Presidential Approval Index
    3 Strongly Approve
    4 Strongly Disapprove
    5 Total Approve
    6 Total Disapprove

    1 11/23/2009
    2 -13
    3 28%
    4 41%
    5 46%
    6 53%

  39. blessedistruth Says:

    From Rasmussen

    For the first time in the Obama Administration, the Approval Index has been in negative double digits for nine straight days. Among men, the President’s Approval Index rating is -20. Among women, it is -7.

    Support for the health care plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats has fallen to a new low of 38%. Sixty percent (60%) of voters believe passage of the bill will lead to higher health care costs.

    The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.

    Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.

  40. blessedistruth Says:

    From Orgone Energy to Roswell – Wilhelm Reich: Eisenhower’s Secret Ally Against the Aliens

    by Kenn Thomas

    Was Ike really flown to Wright Patterson Air Force Base on that fateful night to view the recovered saucer and alien bodies from the crash at Roswell, as the persistent rumors suggest?

    Enter Wilhelm Reich.

    In the course of his UFO adventures in 1955, Reich traveled through Roswell, New Mexico.

    He was on his way to Tucson, Arizona with his “Orgone equipment,” to study its capacity to alleviate desert conditions.

    Reich went on to record these experiences in his book, Contact With Space, now an extremely hard-to-find underground classic.

    Although his immediate destination was Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, there seems little doubt that Reich had aliens firmly impressed upon his mind as he passed through the town of Roswell.

    Reich wrote:

    “Although it was very hot as we neared Roswell, New Mexico, no OR flow was visible on the road, which should have been shimmering with ‘heat-waves’. Instead, DOR was well marked to the west against purplish, black, barren mountains, in the sky as a blinding grayness, and over the horizon as a grayish layer. The caking of formerly good soil was progressively characteristic and eventually caked soil prevailed over the vegetation, which now consisted only of scattered low brushes, while grass disappeared.”

    The Roswell episode in Contact With Space concludes:

    “After the desert valley it was a relief to spend a night in Ruidoso, New Mexico, in the Sierra Blanca Mountains (near 7000 feet). Here a strong, reactive secondary vegetation had sprung up, again more marked on the western slope…”

    Skeptics of the Roswell story often claim that interest in the event dropped off immediately after its initial media flash, only to be revived in the late 1980s by unreliable UFO researchers seeking to profit from a myth of their own creation.

    Reich’s visit to Roswell, with its clear references to aliens, contradicts that assumption.

    So does remarkably strong archival documentation from several disparate sources that show an interlocking connection between Reich and Dwight Eisenhower.

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    Peter Robbins – Orgone Energy, Wilhelm Reich and UFOs

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    I had no idea this song was about Wilhelm Reich.

    Kate Bush’s song “Cloudbusting” describes Reich’s arrest and incarceration through the eyes of Reich’s son, Peter, who wrote his father’s story in A Book of Dreams, published in 1973. The video for the song was directed by Julian Doyle, conceived by Terry Gilliam and Bush, and has Donald Sutherland as Reich, and Bush as Peter.

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    UFOs, Orgasms and the Occult: The Tucson Connection

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    STS-129 Mission Specialist Randy Bresnik and Bobby Satcher perform the third and final spacewalk of the mission.

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    H1N1 Mutation Found in Norway 11/21/2009

    A potentially significant mutation in the H1N1 influenza strain could be responsible for causing more serious illness.

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    Dr. Jacques F. Vallee was a senior researcher at the DARPA-funded Augmentation Research Center at SRI at the very beginning of the RV program initiated by Dr. Puthoff and Russell Targ in 1971.

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    Lieberman Digs In on Public Option's_Most_Popular

    Rather, his objection is based on fiscal risk: “Once the government creates an insurance company or plan, the government or the taxpayers are liable for any deficit that government plan runs, really without limit,” he says. “With our debt heading over $21 trillion within the next 10 years…we’ve got to start saying no to some things like this.”

    Mr. Lieberman also notes that the public option wasn’t a big feature of past health-overhaul plans or the campaign debate of 2008. So he says he finds it odd that it now has become a central demand — which it has, he suspects, because some Democrats wanted a full-bore, single-payer, government-run health plan, and were offered a public option as a consolation.

    Critics, of course, think Mr. Lieberman is merely protecting insurers from his home state of Connecticut. He, of course, insists otherwise, arguing that regulation and litigation are the traditional and more appropriate ways to keep the private market honest. The real risk he sees, he insists, is government debt.

    Yet he still thinks that, somehow, health legislation will get done, probably not by Christmas but early next year. “At the end of the day,” he says, “I feel strongly health-care reform will pass the Senate and the Congress.”

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    Aspartame Update

    Last hour guest, Dr. Betty Martini reported on the latest developments on aspartame (NutraSweet).


    Just Like Sugar

    sold in places like Whole Foods can be used to make cookies.

    Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon asked that it be analyzed and has no additives in it and no excitotoxins.

    He wrote in three of his newsletters: “Finally a safe sweetener”.

    It is made of chicory, orange peel, Vitamin C from Organic Oranges and Calcium.

    They will be making soon cookies and candies so finally there will be something parents can trust and children can enjoy.

  58. blessedistruth Says:

    Are we Americans suffering from a “vision” deficit disorder?

    There’s a powerful message here for nations and civilizations. Nations that look up go up. Nations that look down go down. Research on the fans of winning and losing sports teams show that when your team and mine wins, we, like lizards and crayfish, go through a biologically based lift. But if our team loses, our biology knocks us down a peg. The implication? When we sense we are part of a group with an exuberant future we’re neurochemically primed to climb. But if all we see is gloom and doom, our neurochemistry can help give us what we wish for. It can shift us into the hormonal posture of a loser.

    If America can find its next big goal and aim for it, if America can see its next way of climbing to the heights, if America can shift its perception from decline to the peaks that lay ahead of us, to the next big challenge, if we can lift ourselves with all our might, we can enjoy the bio-boost that surges through winning crayfish and lizards. We can see obstacles as challenges and difficulties as opportunities. And we can make massive contributions to humanity. But if we insist that we’ve reached the end of our run and that it’s all downhill from here, down is where we will go. Our internal chemistry will make it so.

    Howard Bloom discusses his new book “The Genius Of The Beast A Radical Revision of Capitalism”

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    More from Howard Bloom:

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    Rasmussen Obama Approval 45 — 54

    Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That matches the lowest level of total approval yet measured for this president. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats approve as do 33% of unaffiliated voters. Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans disapprove.

    Among all voters, 54% now disapprove.

    (Instead of insisting things are so bad because of what he “inherited,” perhaps Obama could use some of that “vision” thing.)

  61. blessedistruth Says:

    Giving America a Vision Implant—Crayfish, Neurochemicals and the Future of Your Civilization

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    * Afghanistan can “absorb” one combat brigade per quarter

    * Buildup could stretch into 2011

    Key members of Obama’s national security cabinet, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates, favor a gradual U.S. increase of 30,000-plus troops, officials said. The deployment of thousands of additional U.S. trainers could boost that number to 35,000 or more, but estimates vary widely.

    Other White House advisers have been pushing behind the scenes to keep the number closer to the 20,000-range with a focus on training Afghan security forces, officials said.

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    Kaye Ballard with Kermit and Animal

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    Fly Me to the Moon!

  67. blessedistruth Says:

    Just posted this over at Freeperville:

    To: spankalib

    Thanks for the reply, spank-a-lib.

    Your name made me LOL.

    Hearing our Creator?

    I did notice that Howard Bloom’s new book is getting good reviews from both people of faith and people of reason.

    I guess that is how this latter group prefers to think of themselves.

    I am concerned that this deep recession could turn into a full-fledged depression.

    And I think Bloom may be on to something here.

    I heard yet another Obot this morning on Fox speak of how Obama “inherited” this mess.

    Besides the fact that it’s easy to refute that argument.

    That tactic is not going to fly and it’s not going to help.

    I honestly don’t know what Obama’s core values are.

    I am hoping and praying that he figures that out for himself.

    And that his core values coincide with Divine Will.

    Only then will Obama’s vision take flight.

    And I don’t believe that “Europeanization” is what God would have for this country.

    4 posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:03:38 AM by rosettasister

  68. blessedistruth Says:

    And I don’t believe that “Europeanization” is what God would have for this country.


    I should probably qualify that.

    For example, I favor how the Swiss do HC.

    No govt-run anything, not even Medicare or Medicaid.

    Everyone is covered and no rationing.

    And they spend .60 for every 1.00 we spend.

    Private insurers don’t profit from basic coverage, but they do profit from supplemental plans which many if not most Swiss purchase.

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    Triggering a Victory on Health Bill

    The public option is a significant issue, not a digression. Both left and right see it as a step toward expanding government-sponsored health insurance beyond the 29% of Americans who already get insurance from the government.

    The bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought to the floor gives state legislatures the right to opt out of any public plan. But that notion may not survive attacks from fans of a public plan. They know several Southern states would opt out, if only to assert states’ rights, including those states where there is very little competition among private insurers. Insiders treat the Reid opt-out provision as a placeholder until end-game negotiations commence.

    A provision that would trigger a public plan in certain circumstances has the appealing political benefit of allowing one group to say those circumstances will never occur and the other to say they probably will; both can declare victory. That’s why the 2003 Medicare prescription-drug law required a “fallback” public plan in places where seniors weren’t offered two private plans. In the end, every senior had a choice so the trigger was never pulled.

    Among the many reasons to watch the trigger talks — whether one thinks a public plan is wise or dangerous — is that the concept appeals both to Sen. Olympia Snowe, the Maine Republican whose vote Mr. Reid may need if Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent, defects, and to Rahm Emanuel, the president’s chief of staff and legislative strategist.

    Ms. Snowe proposes to create a nonprofit government corporation in states where “affordable” health insurance, defined as a percentage of income, is scarce. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in July, Mr. Emanuel spoke favorably of triggering a public plan in places where the insurance marketplace lacks sufficient competition.

    The competition trigger could return to center stage in coming weeks. Advocating “competition” and “choice” is a more appealing slogan than calling for “government health insurance.” And there are plenty of places where one or two insurance companies dominate the market, much to the consternation of employers and consumers.


    … a dominant insurer may be able to squeeze hospitals and doctors, hence the AMA’s interest. Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Borsch notes that in some states, the dominant carrier is a nonprofit Blue Cross plan that resembles the “public option” that draws so much affection from some on Capitol Hill. Still, insurers are a much easier target for politicians than hospitals.

    It’s too soon to tell precisely what sort of trigger may emerge or what strain of public option would be triggered. But it’s hard to see any health bill getting through Congress that either flatly requires or flatly forbids a public option. So a trigger is an obvious compromise.

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    I realize there will be plenty of reasons for both Dems and Repubs to either support or oppose final passage.

    But if you voted for trigger for W’s prescription coverage for elderly, then it would be hypocritical to vote nay now because you oppose trigger.

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    Harry Reid and the fallback trigger option


    “They see this is a beachhead for having a public program as a long-term competitor in the United States,” said Bob Blendon, a health policy and political analyst at Harvard. “But advocates are going to be a bit disappointed … For an issue that is so prominent, it will not have much impact.”

    The public option passed by the House of Representatives on November 7 would cover 6 million people, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, slightly higher than the Senate’s version.

    The CBO said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s inclusion of a provision allowing states to decline to participate in the public option means only about two-thirds of Americans would have access to the program.

    Reid included the “opt-out” to appeal to moderate Democrats who oppose the option and he is exploring other compromises to win over Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman when the Senate takes up the bill next week.

    “Harry Reid is trying to find that sweet spot, that position that brings 60 votes together,” Senator Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat and a public option supporter, told reporters last week.

    “We understand this is the art of the possible,” he said. “I wish it were a bigger public option, but I think there will be an effect as long as there is competition.”

    Obama has signaled he is willing to jettison the option as long as the plan contains some form of insurance competition, and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in August it was “not the essential element” of any overhaul.

    Lieberman has said he will oppose any public option, but the others have not ruled out compromises such as Republican Olympia Snowe’s “trigger.” That plan would activate the option only in states where affordable insurance was not available.

    Another compromise being developed by Democrat Tom Carper would create government plans run by non-profit boards in states where affordable insurance is not available.

    “We’re trying to find something that addresses concerns about government-run and government-funded plans but still addresses the need for more competition in states that don’t have it,” Carper said.

    If Reid is forced to jettison the public option he could face fallout from liberal senators like Bernie Sanders and Roland Burris, who have said they will reconsider their support for any plan without a government-run insurance option.

    But some question whether liberals would bring down a healthcare overhaul that would expand coverage to more than 30 million uninsured people because it did not include a public option that would serve only 3 million to 4 million.

    “I would be hard-pressed to walk away from a bill that covers 30 million new people,” said Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform. “I really don’t know when we’ll get another chance at a bite that big at the problem of the uninsured.”

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    I believe that in the end Lieberman and other centrists would vote for a trigger, so long as it wasn’t a hair trigger.

    And I believe private insurers would support that as well.

    A note to those on the right who still believe ObamaCare will be defeated.

    I think you’re overreaching, and maybe even passing up an opportunity to improve bill.

    Like real tort reform.

    Your reasoning on this?

    I’m guessing Repub leadership believes that a majority of Americans will be so angry if anything actually passes (even if no public option) that that will lead to Repub victories in 2010 and 2012.

    There are so many variables, that I wouldn’t be too sure about that.

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    Updated Link after deletions and additions:

    Starting on Page 2 # 194

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    Recently rediscovered stealthskater

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    I was curious to see if StealthSkater had anything on Wilhelm Reich.

    He has this under

    “Interesting Websites that are still being reviewed”

    F. the Wilhelm Reich museum

    Folklore has it that the Montauk Project had its roots in the Philadelphia Experiment’s “Project Rainbow” and in weather-
    controlling radiosondes that were based on Wilhelm Reich’s theories
    on “orgone” and “negative orgone” life forces. Reich was a student
    and protégé of Freud. He achieved a measure of infamy when the
    U.S. FDA banned further research by him and obtain an
    unprecedented court order to burn all his published books.

    Reich’s contact with Space – I

    Reich’s contact with Space – II

    Wilhelm Reich, Orgone Energy, and UFOs

    Dr. Wilhelm Reich – Scientific Genius or Medical Madman?

    Wilhelm Reich Biography (Wikipedia)

    Cosmic Orgone Engineering

    are UFOs “alive”? (i.e., energy lifeforms?)

    Reich’s memoirs opened 50 years after his death (Nov ‘2007)

    Hurricane Katrina, Reich’s Orgone, and H.A.A.R.P

    Government Mind-Control, ElectroMagnetic Warfare, and the

    practical application of Orgonomics

    the facts behind the burning of Reich’s books

    the Wilhelm Reich museum

    (see link above for further links)

  76. blessedistruth Says:


  77. blessedistruth Says:

    Malacun Wawapa

  78. blessedistruth Says:

    New Thread:

  79. Darius Dingman Says:

    So Obama is going to require a new chief of staff. I’m wondering with all the latest change we will catch sight of a softening in some of the social policies or will it be the similar game as per normal. You can not blame Rahm Emanuel for aspiring for senior office plus a chance to lead things on his own terms.

  80. blessedistruth Says:


    I am no fan of “DeadFish”

    But I believe he did NOT want ObamaCare “Pelosi” style.

    And on that he was right.


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