December 19th, 2009

tired

Where Our Priorities Are

Apparently, Americans consider it more important to kill people and take their stuff than to save lives and give people what they need to survive.  This is where our money goes.  I'm disgusted by it.

Jeremy Scahill | Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know
Jeremy Scahill, Rebel Reports: "Contrary to popular belief, the US actually has 189,000 personnel on the ground in Afghanistan right now - and that number is quickly rising."

Jo Comerford | $57,077.60 Surging by the Minute
Jo Comerford, TomDispatch.com: "$57,077.60. That's what we're paying per minute. Keep that in mind - just for a minute or so. After all, the surge is already on. By the end of December, the first 1,500 US troops will have landed in Afghanistan, a nation roughly the size of Texas, ranked by the United Nations as second worst in the world in terms of human development."

VIDEO | Keith Olbermann: Ruined Senate Bill Unsupportable
Keith Olbermann, MSNBC: "Finally, as promised, a Special Comment on the latest version of H-R 35-90, the Senate Health Care Reform bill. To again quote Churchill after Munich, as I did six nights ago on this program: 'I will begin by saying the most unpopular and most unwelcome thing: that we have sustained a total and unmitigated defeat, without a war.'"