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  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • The Wave - what is it about?

    09/02/2009 10:34:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 82 replies · 2,385+ views
    THE WAVE.tk ^ | Last updated April, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Videos and photos included. SNIPPET: "In 1967, at the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, World History teacher Ron Jones was asked about the Holocaust by a student. "Could it happen here?". According to the press release accompanying the latest retelling of the events that followed, "Jones came up with an unusual answer. He decided to have a two week experiment in dictatorship. His idea was to explain fascism to his class through a game, nothing more. He never intended what resulted, where his class would be turned into a Fascist environment. Where students gave up their freedom...
  • Gov’t Advisory Group Recommends Community-Level Obesity Watch

    08/06/2013 3:05:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2013 - 12:26 PM | Susan Jones
    The federal government has determined that obesity is a national health epidemic, and while obesity-prevention goals were established at the national level in 2012, the question now is how to determine if those goals are being met—not just nationally, but in your very own neighborhood. The federally funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just released a report listing 83 ways to “assess the progress made in every community”—and at the national level—in the fight against obesity. Some of the benchmarks would require new legislation or executive action to change the way we live and work. …
  • France - Tobacco prohibited in public places on February 1, 2007

    10/08/2006 9:49:38 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 625+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | October 8, 2006
    ALARM - Tobacco prohibited in public places at February 1, 2007 PARIS - the tobacco will be interdict in all the public places in France as from February 1, 2007, except for the coffees, tobaccos, restaurants and discotheques which will have until January 1, 2008 to adapt, announced to Sunday the Dominique de Villepin Prime Minister.