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Thursday
Jan272011

Video: Deadly Anti-Government Protest Riots In Algeria, Tunisia & Yemen 

Editor's Note:  We made a mistake in the headline; This is a clip of riots in Albania not Algeria.  But the way URLs work, we can't fix the headline without destroying all incoming links to this story.

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In the Albanian capital Tirana, at least three people have been shot dead and several others injured during a rally. Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Prime Minister's office demanding the government step down over corruption allegations. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds who called for fresh elections. The country has been in a political deadlock since the opposition rejected the result of the ballot two years ago.

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Tunisian police on Wednesday fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the capital who are pressuring the interim government to get rid of allies of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The clashes broke out in front of the prime minister's office as the caretaker government prepared to announce adjustments to its line-up. Acrid clouds of tear gas engulfed hundreds of protesters, and some demonstrators responded by throwing stones at police.

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In Yemen, tens of thousands of people marched in the capital, Sanaa. Opposition groups are calling for the president to stand down, after more than three decades in power. 

 

 

 

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Yemen Protests Draw Thousands In Tunisia Inspired Demonstrations

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/01/yemen-protests-draw-thousands-in.html
Jan 27, 2011 at 7:44 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Looks like the Egyptian people are the next ones to be fed-up with political corruption and the elite ripping them off.

I wonder if the corrupt politicians and special interest elite in the U.S.A. are aware of how close we are to the same thing happening here.

Below is just one of the reasons I'm fed-up.

I need a prescription medication that costs $157.00 per refill at my WalMart pharmacy. As I am in the Medicare doughnut hole and things are tight for us financially I bought FOUR refills from a Canadian pharmacy for $72.00. I was worried that it may be an inferior product because it was so cheap, but it turns out to be exactly the same medication from exactly the same manufacture. In a very short time I would be dead or in the hospital if it was not. How does this happen with what's supposed to be the best healthcare on the planet? The truth is it's a hell of a long way from the best, it's just the most expensive.

If I use medicare I pay $49.00 Per prescription and that is $124.00 more then full price from the Canadian pharmacy.

Before Obama's health care bill was passed it was $27.00 but when the bill passed they raised the medicare price by $22.00, almost double and you can bet the regular retail price almost doubled too. Pity the poor folks who aren't on Medicare.

This allows the govt. entitlement programs to be another way for the special interests to rip off the middle class. No wonder they're going broke. And those folks who don't have Medicare, they're bent over and raped unmercifully, submit or die, take it or leave it.

Business in the USA has gone from furnishing products and services at fair prices to buying the damn government and with government backing shafting the hell out of the American People.

I'm fed-up enough if the people march I may not be fast enough on my feet anymore to be first in line but, by God I will be there to be counted.
Jan 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
I'm fed-up enough if the people march I may not be fast enough on my feet anymore to be first in line but, by God I will be there to be counted.
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Sage,

I think just about everyone who's been "fed up" with the bailouts and handouts (banks, insurance, big pharma) are thinking pretty much the same thing while watching Egypt and Tunisia explode. I tell you, it's a beautiful thing to watch. We've discussed it here on the Bail many times, but it's amazing how the switch just flips -- and people aren't afraid anymore.

Look at Iceland. I expected it to happen in Ireland -- and still do. I can only dream that it will happen here. We're still way too divided over whether we favor Palin-style bobble heads or Obama-style bobble heads. Till that changes, the switch won't flip.

But yeah, if there's a march on -- for the reasons we talk about here and elsewhere EVERY SINGLE DAY -- then I'm there. And I'm still young and ANGRY.
Jan 28, 2011 at 3:03 PM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
Sagebrush,

The pills cost less in Mexico and Canada because the drug companies cannot tack on the "fees" associated with promoting the American political process to foreign sales (campaign contributions). Have you considered the VA? After years of proding I got my Dad to get signed up with the VA after GM threw their retirees under the bus and kicked them a few times for good measure. Dad now gets hearing aids (he has been deaf since Vietnam), all medications, and diabetic shoes once a year for nothing. But more importantly, he likes his treatment there.

Any person who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including their life", deserves nothing less from the cause they served.

Oh some people may say that is not fair neither, but you can rest assured you never saw any of them in the service with you, so f@ck them. They were to busy with their face proudly buried in the lap of the yellow man.
Jan 28, 2011 at 4:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Yo Gompers,

Waiting on a copy of my DD-214. I know it's in my stuff somewhere but damn if I can find it. If my finances get any worse I'll use the VA but for now we're ok and I'd rather see the troops who really need it get taken care of. Some of the things the politicians and corporate parasites are doing to our military people make me want to puke.
Jan 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
Once a soldier, always a soldier Sagebrush, it is something that can never be taken away from you (even though many wish they could). The VA is for you, the active duty servicemen and women will be taken care of as well to the best of the ability, nothing is perfect.

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

And I agree with your last sentence.
Jan 28, 2011 at 8:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
One Med I need for my Lyme + 5 more in me from 2-3 tick bites, is $1,200. The Heperian Shots I need for 6-8 mo run $1,800. a mo. We have Ins. but they dont cover tick Illiness. We did spend our life savings in 2002-2005 till the money ran out. Neaver got any better.

Raw Garlic everyday has done the most. Were now on True Aloe from Nature City. It helps everything on yr insides. Google it. As Gomp's says, its all about control. In 1-2 years im going to need WS Pro's smoke. The 4 Altram a day just dosent kill the pain much anymore.

But then, Ins. was neaver about covering us. Its all about making them money. The perfict storm is brewing. Should hit within 2 years.
Jan 28, 2011 at 9:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Proponents of the (current) US health care system insist Americans pay such highs prices for prescription medication to subsidize cheap drugs for the rest of the world. It's a brilliant arguement...if you don't understand the truth about pricing. The fact is, any time a US company markets it's drugs outside the US, all R&D and production costs (plus a reasonable profit margin) are factored in before a price is set. So no, Americans do not subsidize R&D for everyone else, they simply get raped with the compliance of the US admin.
Jan 30, 2011 at 7:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterCanuck
Edit to add: Obamacare will worsen this situation by a factor of 50% I figure.
Jan 30, 2011 at 8:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterCanuck

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