Monthly Archives: October 2011

laissez faire capitalism – Where are the good jobs?

jhherring wrote: Orthodox conservatism has long held that the collapse of the USSR was inevitable (though sped by Reagan’s policies) because of the internal contradictions of socialism. The internal contradictions, which mean that true socialism will inevitably fail, are real … Continue reading

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Middle Class Stories Change for the American Dream

Middle Class Stories Structural Change for the American Dream Sad stories abound in the news about fellow citizens who have lost their place in society. Through no fault of their own, once prosperous middle class professionals and the working class … Continue reading

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Courage Faith Jessica Lynch

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3169890/People-expect-doing-OK-Jessica-Lynch-haunted-nightmares-12-years-capture-Iraqi-troops-dramatic-rescue-U-S-special-forces.html As we approach the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, this story from the Zanesville Times Recorder caught my eye; I thought it should be circulated to a wider audience Everyone who remembers the invasion of Iraq will … Continue reading

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SSG Johnson surprises Skylar – HAPPY

How do you spell love? The heart-melting moment US soldier returns from Iraq to surprise daughter as she gets ‘sergeant’ right at spelling bee Last updated at 5:42 PM on 13th October 2011 Skylar Johnson had not seen her father … Continue reading

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get the Money out of politics

Occupy Iowa protesters in Des Moines on Oct. 19. An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. Plutarch d AD 120 An unscripted reality show, Occupy America is a populist movement in … Continue reading

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Oceans are dying SOS planet

Philip Hoare Thursday 3 October 2013 The health of our oceans is ‘spiralling downward’, and still we act like nothing is the matter Without drastic action, the damage will be catastrophic This week’s review from the International Programme on the … Continue reading

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Predatory Chinese

And what of the generation the one-child policy has spawned? Children from the biggest 40 cities are living in the three-screen world (television, computer and mobile), wearing global designer brands, travelling first class, and buying houses and cars for their … Continue reading

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Chris Christie don’t bet on it

John Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey State Democratic party, said he would be a very flawed candidate. “He carries a particular liability,” he said. “If you look at all of his town hall meetings, all of his public appearances, … Continue reading

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Egypt in reality

According to the Athenian, ideal (Pericles), democracy is a form of government whereby power is exercised in the common interest of the many rather than the few. In our own day, this democractic ideal has waned until now all citizens … Continue reading

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Pay Attention

Americans do not add O and A to legitimize themselves; gringO y gringA todos. Unsurprisingly, the presence of this large immigrant group is affecting the way Hispanics think of themselves. One aspect of the report that is bound to provoke … Continue reading

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