Thursday, November 26, 2009
THIS AND THAT
The Obama Administration announced that they would not sign an international convention banning land mines. More than 150 cuntries have agreed to the treaty's provisions to end the production, stockpiling and trade in mines. Beside the U.S. other countries refusing to sign include Myammar, China, Russia, Pakistan and India.
Stephen Goose, director of Human Rights Watch's arm division said he was surprised by and disappointed in the decision.
A report this month by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines said that mines remain planted in more that 70 countries and killed at least 1,266 people and wounded another 3,891 last year.
An administration spokesman, Ian Kelly, said that the administration conducted a review and decided not change the Bush era policy.
That's starting to sound like the Obama policy----not changing the Bush policy.
Obama is expected to announce the deployment of 30,000 additional troops in Afganistan.
And on the domestic front, the health care industry report continued high profits.
It seems that proposed "health care reform legislation" will do nothing to effect rising profits to the health care/pharmecutical/insurance industry, but will make it illegal for any of us NOT to buy health insurance.
Punish the poor. Now that's a new idea.
And the beat goes on......
Posted by Morgan at 1:47 PM