Monthly Archives: August, 2009

Teachers on Strike

Written by Janet In these bleak economic times, what gets me is how these school teachers say if they don’t get that raise, they will go on strike, or they complain about the amount of kids in their classrooms. If we think back in our day, the teachers taught, never had aides, and thought nothing …

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Wildfires Worldwide

Written by Janet LA-area blaze size doubles, threatens 12,000 homes There’s a massive fire now burning near Los Angeles, and it has doubled in size overnight, threatening 12,000 homes Monday in a 20-mile (32-kilometer)-long swath of flame and smoke and surging toward a mountaintop broadcasting complex. At least 6,600 homes are now under emergency evacuation, …

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7 Bodies Found in Mobile Home Mass Murder

Written by Janet Police still have no suspects and are urging extreme caution following the murder of seven people in a dingy mobile home Saturday on the site of a historic plantation in southeast Georgia.  Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said during the second day of the investigation, that it was a horrific scene, unlike …

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Britain: Immigration centres hold 470 children

Written by Janet A report from London on Monday said, more than 400 children were being held in immigration detention centres with their families.  The 470 children, many from countries suffering poverty and conflict such as Zimbabwe, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Democratic Republic of Congo, were locked up after arriving in Britain. The figures from …

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Dollars for Dishwasher/Clunker Appliances

Written by Janet Since we now know that the cash for clunkers was a big flop, many car dealers left holding the bag, not getting paid, the Obama Administration has come up with another corker….a federal program that will offer incentives for people to replace old household appliances with new energy-efficient ones. The program, nicknamed …

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Senate Bill S.773: Government control over internet

Written by Janet Just when we thought government couldn’t get anymore controlling, it could possibly happen.  Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.VA)  is underway that appears to permit President Obama to seize control of the private-sector during whatever he deems to be a cybersecurity emergency.  It appears that Rockefeller has been working on giving the government the …

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Regulators shut banks in Calif, Md, Minn

Friday federal regulators shut down banks in California, Maryland and Minnesota, pushing to 84 the number of bank failures this year amid the soured economy and rising loan defaults.  The FDIC took over 3 banks:  Affinity Bank, in Ventura California, which has $1 billion in assets and $922 million in deposits, Baltimore’s Bradford Bank, with …

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World’s oldest bartender retires at 95

Written by Janet Only minutes after Prohibition died in 1933, Angelo Cammarata, 19, served a 10-cent bottle of Fort Pitt beer to a customer in his father’s neighborhood grocery.  Except for serving 30 months during WWII, he’s been serving drinks ever since.  Guinness World Records dubbed him the longest-serving bartender a decade ago, and he’s …

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What’s Your Reaction? Would You Forgive?

Me, I think I would send him packing.  Love is based on trust and when trust is broken then it is Good-bye!  He did send ‘intimate’ pictures but did he get same back?  If so, she is a floozy and he is an idiot. The wife isn’t too bright either……. she called it off after just two hours?  …

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Britain: Report cites alleged poor patient care

Written by Janet News on the healthcare from from Britain – British nurses are criticized for several alleged cases of mistreatment of more than a dozen older hospital patients.  The report by the Patients Association, a health watchdog organization, mentions 16 incidents of people said to be left lying in their own feces and urine, …

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