AC360 Exclusive: Deadly delays at VA hospital


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A VA Hospital looked like a model of efficiency on paper, but as many as 40 veterans died while waiting for medical care there. Senior Investigative Reporter Drew Griffin found a doctor who says the hospital hid the deadly secret by keeping two sets of waiting lists. It is the most shocking example yet in AC360’s ongoing investigation of U.S. Military veterans dying while waiting for care at VA hospitals.

CNN.com has more on this investigation.

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Croatia For Sale!


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Croatia, the War, and the Future

Croatia For Sale

The loud invocation for foreign (or domestic) investors in Croatia, whose arrival, as politicians and business high-rollers claim, would solve all the problems in the country, has been a daily occurrence in the economic-political circles. It’s been said over and over again that favourable conditions need to be created for investors to come, to bring their money and invest unsparingly.Mouthfuls of rhetoric such as “we need to accelerate the investment procedures, cut red tape, which chased investors away to other more flexible countries…”, ring in the ears of every city, town, village; they all wait – like a frozen figure waiting impatiently in the sun to defrost – for direct investments that would get the economy going and create new jobs.

Investors are seen as saviours that will shake up the stumbling, plummeting economy and lead the country out of the recession.
In this mad rush to see a meaningful…

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WAG THE DOG


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wagthe4This is the incredible invisible film.

It’s as though acknowledging it means we have to admit we let our politicians, their cronies and yes men run our countries into the ground and we should do something.

A dark comedy with a magnificent cast to match. 

Amazing work by:

Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy, John Michael Higgins, Suzie Plakson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Belson,Suzanne Cryer, Jason Cottle, David Koechner, Craig T. Nelson (uncredited).

Directed by Barry Levinson.

Produced by Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro. Screenplay by Hilary Henkin, David Mamet and based on ‘AmericanHero by Larry Beinhart.

This is about how politicians and their spin doctors distract the electorate from scandals, poor performance, and sometimes general incompetence.

It’s rather macabre and quite disturbing and sadly, these sorts of things happen…

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Impressionism, Sunrise by Claude Monet


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Impressionism, Sunrise by Claude Monet Impressionism, Sunrise by Claude Monet

Artist: Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926)

Date: 1873

Style: Impressionism

Genre: Cityscape

Location: Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

When Impression, Sunrise hung at its first exhibition in 1874, art critic Louis Leroy derisively used the term “Impressionistic,” from the title of this painting, to describe Monet’s works. This term was quickly adopted by what were soon to be known as the Impressionist painters, and the exhibition which included other works by Impressionist artists, was from then on referred to as the “Impressionist Exhibition.” This painting was later stolen in 1985 from the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, but was recovered undamaged in 1990, and was put back on display at the museum in 1991.

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