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BBC | Page last updated at 21:48 GMT, Saturday, 1 August 2009 22:48 UK

At least two people have been killed and eight wounded in a shooting in a gay centre in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, according to police.

The police said the incident was “criminal rather than nationalistic”. The victims were a man and a woman, Haaretz newspaper said.

Police are searching for a black-clad gunman who fled the scene after opening fire in the centre, on Nachmani street.

Witnesses said the gunman fired in all directions with a handgun.

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Representatives of the gay community said they believed the attack was homophobic.

Media reports said a nightclub was attacked, but local sources told the BBC News website the shootings took place at the headquarters of the local lesbian and gay rights association.

Reports say all gay clubs and bars in the city have been closed.

Correspondents say Tel Aviv has a vibrant gay scene but some areas of Jewish society are not tolerant of homosexuality.

“It is not surprising that such a crime can be committed [because of the] incitement of hatred against the homosexual community,” AFP news agency quoted gay and lesbian community leader Mai Pelem as saying.

Annual gay pride marches are often met with violent protests by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem.

Tel Aviv has in the past been targeted in attacks by Palestinian militants.

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Dennis Kucinich on Health Care

July 26, 2007: Dennis Kucinich speaks truth to power during his Wake Up America campaign. Needless to mention the corporate media and “the powers that be” decimated him to being a voice in the wilderness.

There is still time for this country to demand real change. Healthcare is the single most important issue, and our so called representatives in government are condoning what I call “Corporate Healthcare” and “Welfare for the Elite”.

As we speak, I am listening to a quote by our president, on Air America, recommending that we all fill out a living will. I have done one my self he says, which makes me wonder…What’s the point? Healthcare is what we need and we need it for everybody, not just for the folks that can afford it.

So…zzzzZZZZ* I looked on Obamas website, whitehouse.gov, for some information and transparency on the healthcare issue for the sheeple…) :

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 29, 2009

Statement from the President on Health Insurance Reform Efforts in Congress

“I want to thank the members of both the Senate and House of Representatives for continuing their work on health reform to provide more stability and security for Americans who have insurance, and quality, affordable coverage for those who don’t. I’m especially grateful that so many members, including some Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee, are working so hard to find common ground. Those efforts are extraordinarily constructive in strengthening this legislation and bringing down its cost.”

Obama’s Doctor is 86′ed from White house talks

Democracy Now

July 24, 2009

DR. DAVID SCHEINER: The question of who—the question of who was responsible, of course, is hard to know, whether it was ABC or whether it was somebody at the White House.

AMY GOODMAN: What would you have asked?

DR. DAVID SCHEINER: I would have asked about single payer, insofar as we already have one that works, and why we just couldnt have universal Medicare and eliminate the insurance companies, which are causing incredible costs and havoc on the system.

It only hurts when you cough…G:

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by lukery | Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 05:01:42 AM PDT

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Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell on the Mike Malloy radio show, guest-hosted by Brad Friedman (audio, partial transcript).

In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained ‘intimate relations’ with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, “all the way until that day of September 11.”

These ‘intimate relations’ included using Bin Laden for ‘operations’ in Central Asia, including Xinjiang, China. These ‘operations’ involved using al Qaeda and the Taliban in the same manner “as we did during the Afghan and Soviet conflict,” that is, fighting ‘enemies’ via proxies.

As Sibel has previously described, and as she reiterates in this latest interview, this process involved using Turkey (with assistance from ‘actors from Pakistan, and Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia’) as a proxy, which in turn used Bin Laden and the Taliban and others as a proxy terrorist army.

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Two reviews of James W. Douglass’ book, JFK and the Unspeakable, one by Oliver Stone, published Friday, July 24, on HuffPo, the other by Nick Anez on Amazon:

Oliver Stone: Military-Intelligence Complex Killed JFK

Oliver Stone | Huffington Post | Friday, July 24, 2009

JFK and the Unspeakable

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The murder of President Kennedy was a seminal event for me and for millions of Americans. It changed the course of history. It was a crushing blow to our country and to millions of people around the world. It put an abrupt end to a period of a misunderstood idealism, akin to the spirit of 1989 when the Soviet bloc to began to thaw and 2008, when our new American President was fairly elected.

Today, more than 45 years later, profound doubts persist about how President Kennedy was killed and why. My film JFK was a metaphor for all those doubts, suspicions and unanswered questions. Now an extraordinary new book offers the best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance. That book is James Douglass’s JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. It is a book that deserves the attention of all Americans; it is one of those rare books that, by helping us understand our history, has the power to change it.

The subtitle sums up Douglass’s purpose: Why He Died and Why it Matters. In his beautifully written and exhaustively researched treatment, Douglass lays out the “motive” for Kennedy’s assassination. Simply, he traces a process of steady conversion by Kennedy from his origins as a traditional Cold Warrior to his determination to pull the world back from the edge of destruction.

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And We Are All Mortal

Nick Anez | Amazon.com | June 8, 2008

In James W. Douglass’ outstanding new book, “JFK and the Unspeakable,” the author explains the title in his introduction. Coined by spiritual writer Thomas Merton, The Unspeakable refers to “an evil whose depth and deceit seemed to go beyond the capacity of words to describe.” Regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Unspeakable succeeded due to deniability by the nation’s citizens of the horrifying truth of the event and to plausible deniability by the government agencies responsible for the murder. (Vincent Bugliosi’s recent fictional paperweight is a perfect example of the plausible deniability that allows the Unspeakable to thrive.)

Many excellent books have proven that the assassination of JFK was the result of a conspiracy. Douglass verifies the certainty of the conspiracy and, as the subtitle of the book states, explains “Why He Died and Why It Matters.” He scrutinizes the historical facts surrounding the assassination, from the creation of the CIA to the gradual obliteration of the freedoms upon which this nation was founded.

This book is primarily the story of John F. Kennedy who changes from a Cold Warrior to an altruistic leader willing to risk his life to ensure that the world’s children will not become victims of a nuclear catastrophe. Equal time is spent on JFK’s presidency as on the assassination but one of the many rewards of this book is the author’s capacity to show the relationship between his policies and his death. And the book is a tragedy because it gradually becomes obvious that each step he makes toward peace steadily increases the hatred of his enemies who will eventually betray him.

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