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The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Limit to Malpractice Lawsuits

Regarding the new house bill that limits medical malpratice awards to $250,000:

U.S. House backs limits on malpractice suits
By Joanne Kenen 45 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Thursday approved medical malpractice legislation that would limit awards in lawsuits for pain and suffering to $250,000.

I can honestly say that if a doctor amputated the wrong leg, or if a doctor caused me any permanent disfigurement or disability due to incompetence (say he or she was drinking at the time or was not qualified to perform the procedure...) that $250,000 would be nowhere near enough. Maybe Congress thinks that $250,000 is a lot of money and it's somehow like winning the jackpot, but they are all a bunch of f#ckers to me. And where in this bill is a guarantee that my medical bills are going to go down??? I guarantee that they won't.

-John Locke

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Rove and White House Denials

I bet Rove gets away with treason.

But the White House's comments are the pisskicker.

"Pressed to explain its statements of two years ago that Rove wasn't involved in the leak, the White House refused to do so this week. "If I were to get into discussing this, I would be getting into discussing an investigation that continues and could be prejudging the outcome of the investigation," White House spokesliar Scott McSpokesliar said.

Let's see... Two years ago, when the investigation was just starting, it WAS appropriate to lie and state that Rove wasn't involved. Now it appears he had his hands all over it, and the White House doesn't want to discuss the investigation...

Smells like corruption to me.

-John Locke

Monday, July 11, 2005

Rove and the Plame Game

Two things, copied from an article -- but put in reverse order...

2. The Newsweek article said an e-mail Cooper sent his bureau chief after briefly talking with Rove stated that "it was, KR said, Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd (weapons of mass destruction) issues who authorized the trip."

1. Rove has carefully chosen his words when questioned about the leak. "I didn't know her name. I didn't leak her name," he told CNN last year when asked if he had had anything to do with it.

Rove might be able to claim that he didn't specifically leak her name, but it seems that he leaked that it was Wilson's wife -- even if she didn't assume Wilson's name when they got married. I think Rove should be asked a more specific question, like "Did you leak the marital relationship of the CIA agent and the name of her husband so that anyone with half a brain could figure out who the agent was?"

This sure seems like treason to me.

-John Locke