Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Love Story

Devoted: Tragic John Hodgkiss, 82, and wife Betty, 79, reached out to clasp on to each other as they lay dying in the front seats of their car www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2343143/Inseparable-52-years-died-hand-hand-Grandparents-clinging-fatal-car-wreck-claimed-lives.html They just couldn’t be apart for very long Don and Martha … Continue reading

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Bush’s Iraq

More than six months after the start of the Syrian uprising, Iraq is offering key moral and financial support to the country’s embattled president, undermining a central U.S. policy objective and raising fresh concerns that Iraq is drifting further into … Continue reading

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Arab Spring ground zero

Face of ground zero How revolution turned sour in the birthplace of the Arab Spring Kim Sengupta returns to the Tunisian city where a street trader’s self-immolation changed the course of history Wednesday, 28 September 2011 Not a day goes … Continue reading

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Afghanistan beyond 2011

This is old news: Wraps come off special operations Afghan war plan By KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer – Apr 12, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — Adm. Bill McRaven, the head of U.S. special operations, is mapping out a potential Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Facts about Financial MELTdown

Absence of individual and institutional accountability for illegal trading activity, along with congenital greed, accounts for the culture of corruption that pervades the financialization industry. Unless you’re a rogue trader or slip on your ego like Bernie Madoff, penalties are … Continue reading

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Facts Rick Perry cronyism etc

Have To Admit I Was Wrong – thought Perry would do better. 1-4-12 / 1:10 AM The following are facts about the (un)known quantity from Texas. Mark it down, he’ll survive to run spots against Mitt Romney; it ain’t over … Continue reading

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Palestinian sic Egypt Spring

Israel watches its old alliances crumble The overthrow of President Mubarak in Egypt, the estrangement of Turkey and a UN vote on Palestinian statehood combine to make an intractable set of problems. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8757614/Israel-watches-its-old-alliances-crumble.html Turkey’s stance on Israel will reverberate in … Continue reading

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Never Forget 9 11 Essay

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SAD Obama

Robert Redford disappointed in Obama www.politico.com/blogs/click/0911/Robert_Redford_disappointed_in_Obama.html Obama’s approval rating in the Post/ABC poll is 43 percent, the lowest in this survey. But that of Republicans in Congress is 28 percent. Obama’s approval rating in the WSJ/NBC News poll is 44 … Continue reading

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Middle Class fACTs

People are more important than profits. Families are more important than market share. UNEMPLOYMENT by state graphic http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/sep/08/us-unemployment-obama-jobs-speech-state-map?INTCMP=SRCH “Nearly one in three Americans who grew up middle-class has slipped down the income ladder as an adult, according to a new … Continue reading

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