Public Citizen: High-Level Conspiracy Exposed

High-Level Conspiracy Exposed
September 10, 2007
 
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Do You Want Your Tax Dollars to Guarantee Risky Nuclear Investments? The
nuclear industry is seeking more than $50 billion in loan guarantees  for
the construction of new nuclear power plants. These loan guarantees would
put you – rather than investors – on the hook to pay back the loans should
the plants default. Write Congress now.
 
 First on Your Back-to-School Reading List
 
High-Level Conspiracy Exposed:  Find out how Vice President Dick Cheney is
working behind the scenes to keep the U.S. addicted to foreign oil. Welcome
to Cheney’s CAFE  — where everything on the menu is dripping in oil.
Take action to demand real fuel economy reform and keep getting the truth
from Public Citizen.
Support our work by donating now.
 
 Public Interest Law
 
 WARNING: This Label May Be Dangerous to Your Health. When Charles Riegel
underwent angioplasty, the catheter used in the procedure burst inside his
artery. Mr. Riegel developed a complete heart block and required an
emergency coronary bypass. He and his wife later sued the catheter’s
manufacturer, seeking compensation for his injuries. The company argues that
manufacturers of dangerous medical devices cannot be held liable for
injuries caused by their products.Find out how Public Citizen is protecting
consumers by defending the Riegels in the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
Presidential Candidates Need to Kick the Lobbyist Habit
 
We hear plenty about criminal campaign contributors and
lobbyist-fundraisers. Former fugitive and big Democratic fundraiser Norman
Hsu is in the news, as is a Gallup poll indicating that most Americans think
presidential candidates should not take money from lobbyists. Get the latest
and find out how you can join others in bird-dogging the candidates at
http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/.
 
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 Ask a Public Citizen Staffer
 
 Staff on Your Behalf. Last month, Public Citizen’s energy guru Tyson Slocum
took questions from you. One came from Bill in New Mexico, who asked: Why
doesn’t the U.S. have high-speed trains?  Couldn’t this form of
transportation be more efficient then airline travel? Tyson responded: Dear
Bill, You’re absolutely right that we need high-speed rail in this country.
But heavy lobbying by the oil and gas industry – including big campaign
contributions from Big Oil to your local elected officials – is keeping
America addicted to oil. I have outlined a plan (.pdf) to help finance new
investments in mass transit – including high-speed rail – by raising taxes
on record oil company profits. Please contact your elected officials and
demand that they hold Big Oil accountable by ending all subsidies to oil
companies and instead use the money to invest in high-speed rail.
 
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Spied on Eyes on Trade
 
If You Have a Barbie in the House, tell us how your child is taking the news
that the toy is going back to the store. Then find out why jobs are exported
and dangers products are imported.
 
What’s In Your Wallet? If it’s "free-trade" condoms, find out why they may
not live up to your expectations in Public Citizen’s Eyes on Trade blog.
 
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 Press Room
Decisions this important should not be made in haste, and definitely not in
the dark of night:
The Bush administration continues to ignore the safety of the American
public with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trucks pilot
program that it announced – late at night last week – would begin
immediately. Learn more in the Press Room and write Congress.
 UNPROTECTED: Kids and passengers in the back seat of cars and cars hit by
SUVs : The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken
an important first step with a recently released new side-impact standard — 
and it should be congratulated. HOWEVER, its work is far from done. Get
details in the Press Room.
 
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Public Citizen Health Clinic: Good Health Policy Leading to Good Personal
Health
   Is the American Health Care System Sick?
How can it be that in the world’s most prosperous nation, 45 million people
go without health insurance and millions more are underinsured? Take action
to reform our health care system and save on health care costs.
 
Staff on Your Behalf. This month our expert, Dr. Peter Lurie, is taking
questions about health policy. Got a question about the health care delivery
system in the U.S., how pharmaceutical companies grew so powerful or how the
FDA operates? Ask Dr. Lurie your health policy question. Check back next
month for his answer to a top question.
 
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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