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1 in 9 Americans Need Food Stamps

WASHINGTON-  Since its genesis in the 1960’s, America’s food stamp program has helped millions.  Once a recipient, I can attest both to the benefits of Food Stamps as well as the stigma attached to using them, the rolled eyes, impatient … Continue reading

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Isolation: The Lady Upstairs

As connected as we are, a distance still pervades our communities, even our families. The lonely come and go, some with little or no fanfare. We pass then on the street and often fail to make eye contact. Simple courtesies once extended by a more gracious society seem to be absent today. Continue reading

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Legalized Pot=Less Violence: Some Legislators Soften

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The argument that criminalized marijuana protects anyone is apparently losing ground. Even so, the chance of it being legalized are long at best. Continue reading

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Citigroup’s P(Bandit) Gets $10 Million Bonus

These big bank sonsofbitches are criminals. If they say they can’t survive without their ridiculously insulting, inflated compensation packages, fire the bastards. We own them now. Renegotiate, dammit! Turn their mansions into shelters. Put these pricks in tents. Let them rub elbows with those they robbed to amass their fortunes. Continue reading

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Homeless Kids in USA: 1 in 50

The Associated Press reports that 1 in 50 children in America is or has been homeless. A report released today by the National Center on Family Homelessness,cites data from 2005-2006, and fails to consider the broad impact of our current foreclosure and mortgage crises. Continue reading

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America: Outa’ Work, Outa’ Luck, Outa’ Time?

All those years of Bush-buried bad news, focusing on housing starts and mortgage sales propped up by liar loans encouraged by under regulated banks that once pushed the market to unprecedented highs ended abruptly when the house of cards collapsed. And now, the truth hurts. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Living Hope Tabernacle Still Getting Evicted

BREAKING NEWS: Living Hope Tabernacle, Columbus, IN–Eviction is ON! I wrote February 2 about Living Hope Tabernacle, in Columbus, IN,  a church that faced eviction in part for opening its doors to the homeless. I noticed a spike in traffic … Continue reading

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Homes and Jobs, Not War

We’ve gone from being among the world’s leading lenders to its biggest debtor. Why? Because we’re “war poor.” We mortgaged our children’s futures to spend countless billions on wars in TWO countries, not against a COUNTRY but an EMOTION. We’ve chosen to occupy nations whose citizenry gleefully piss on our rotting corpses. Continue reading

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Sinking Like a Stone: Family Home Values

I get emails from Zillow.com at least monthly.  They describe how much my home has increased or decreased in value and compare it to comps on the market or that have recently sold. Of course, lately the news has been … Continue reading

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Obscene Bonuses Mere Days After Massive Layoffs

____________________________________________ HERE WE GO AGAIN! Cincinnati: Fresh on the heels of announcing the layoff of 7,000 employees due to abysmal  sales and poor earnings and after cutting its dividend in half, retail giant Macy’s awarded mammoth annual bonuses to top … Continue reading

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