BA_Report 18 November, 2010: Top 10 Reasons Black Leaders Are Silent on Social Security Attacks — BA Report

18 November, 2010 — BAR

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Top Ten Reasons Why Black Leaders Are Ignoring President Obama’s Good Cop-Bad Cop Attack on Social Security

After a decades-long drumbeat led by the Peterson Foundation, corporate media, Wall Street and their minions of both parties, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare are under attack. The current raid is being led by nobody less than Barack Obama himself. Only Nixon could go to China, only Clinton could end welfare, and only a black Democrat can undermine social security. But where is black leadership? Why are they silent? We think we know… Read more

Freedom Rider: President Bloomberg

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
If the United States is going to be run for the profit of Wall Street and the super-rich, why not dispense with all the groveling intermediaries? Let the plutocrats rule, directly. Multi-billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg personifies government “of the rich, by the rich and for the rich,” and hopes to take the model nationwide. (This is the guy who told Rupert Murdock that Barack Obama is the “most arrogant” man he ever met.)
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Which would you choose: a full-body scan or a pat-down?

18 November, 2010 — Washington Post

[After reading the story on the man who refused to suffer the indignity of a full body scanner or what the TSA call an ‘enhanced pat down’ and was banned from flying, the Washington Post has a poll on the issue.]

Airline passengers who object to any type of physical screening are not going to fly anywhere, the head of the Transportation Security Administration told a congressional committee Tuesday.

Consumer rights activist Ralph Nader has called the measures — the pat-downs and the scanners — “extremely voyeuristic and intrusive.” An Ashburn man is organizing a national “opt-out day” for the day before Thanksgiving. He is urging travelers to decline to use the full-body scanners and demand enhanced pat-downs to increase awareness of the technique.

Which would you choose: a full-body scan or a pat-down?

This is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population.