socialized healthcareThe most important news for Thursday, July 2nd, 2009…..

Americans who refuse to buy health insurance will be hit with heavy fines of more than $1,000 under a health care bill unveiled by Democrats on Thursday.

Both Russia and the United States will pledge to slash their nuclear arsenals by up to half when Barack Obama makes his first visit to Moscow next week.  Does anyone else see how incredibly bad of an idea this is? 

The G-8 is telling Israel to freeze all settlement activity in the West Bank and to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

A very powerful Washington D.C. think tank with ties to the Obama administration is proposing an “interim” neutral administration to govern Jerusalem instead of Israel.

According to newly declassified documents, Saddam Hussein told an FBI interviewer before he was hanged that he allowed everyone to believe that he had weapons of mass destruction because he was worried about appearing weak to Iran.

The cap and trade climate change bill states that every home owner in America will be forced to endure a very intrusive “energy audit” by government agents.

The U.K.’s Health Secretary says that the number of swine flu cases could reach more than 100,000 per day by the end of August.

The CDC says that the United States may need 600 millions doses of swine flu vaccine.

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas says that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way that Barack Obama is trying to control the press.

China’s Green Dam Internet filtering software will block “politically sensitive” content, and it apparently monitors the Internet behavior of users.  How long until we see this kind of thing in other countries?

One prominent financial author told CNBC on Thursday that “we’re in the middle of a crash”.

World Bank lending has soared to a record high, as the elite international bankers get their claws even deeper into the developing nations.

Another scientific paper has been released that shows evidence of a solar signature in temperature records.

Alberta and Saskatchewan now face widespread drought after their driest weather in 50 years.

Leaders at this year’s Episcopal Church convention, which takes place July 8-17 in Anaheim, California, will be considering resolutions that would allow the consecration of openly gay bishops.

Two popular anti-smoking drugs will now carry warnings about the severe mental health problems that they admittedly cause.

Scientists have found soft tissue in a dinosaur that they say supposedly died 66 million years ago.

EU agriculture ministers have now decided that cloned meat and milk should be allowed into European supermarkets.

Lastly, can anyone tell us what this bizarre lifeform that someone filmed growing in an underground sewer is?  If you know what it is, please leave a comment…..