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Over Half of Japanese Village Unaccounted for in Wake of Monster Tsunami

Saw this on CNN today. Japanese City Minami Sanriku, approx. 17,000, buried under tons of mud.  Reportedly over half of its residents are unaccounted for.

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Fox Love Network

We get nothing but love from Fox News. Continue reading

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Two Little Pigs:Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh-Hatred and Haiti

I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone.  Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading

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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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Cucoon Congress in Plexiglass: “Melon Man” Dan Burton (R-IN)

“What this bill does is it would authorize a study to look at enclosing the chamber, the gallery chamber, with Plexiglas so that somebody can’t throw a bomb down on the floor and kill a lot of us,” Burton told the Rules Committee Thursday. Continue reading

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Fox Host Defends DHS Report on Right-wing Extremiststs

Unlike the vocal hard-core right-wing, I’m quick show when actual fairness pokes up its head, as in this report. Much of the babble-on extreme right media machine is blaming the left. Check out the rightie airwaves and websites today. Much of what you see and hear will surprise you (or not). That said, it’s nice to see when someone like Shepard Smith comes around and dissents from his network’s charter as official network of rhe GOP. Continue reading

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Wells Fargo: SubPrime “Ghetto Loans” to “Mud People”

NY Times reporter Matt Roth writes that Wells Fargo intentionally steered minority applicants toward Sub Prime loans as a matter of policy.  Other than the NYT article and Raw Story’s link to it, I’ve seen little of this in trad/cable … Continue reading

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Homelessness: The Widening Chasm

As charitable organizations and homeless shelters struggle to accommodate skyrocketing need with resources dramatically cut and donations down, more families find they must fare for themselves. Continue reading

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Autoworkers May Lose Pensions

As GM considers bankruptcy, it also eyes skating on its obligation to retirees whose pensions are in the balance. Continue reading

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