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Last Resort – Retire Early While You Can

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With the current state of US and world economy, the alternative to jumping out a window, committing a heinous crime or planting your pup tent under an overpass, is retire early and collect your meager social security check at general delivery. Yes, the post office still has General Delivery.

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Diminishing Oil Causes Tough Choices For A Hungry World

It used to be oil for food. Now, its oil substitute OR food. Super Powers are focusing on a dying concept. Cheap energy the old fashioned way is no longer viable. […]

Senate Ignores Bush: will draft its own economic stimulus

Bush warns Congress not to load the (Economic Stimulus) deal with spending projects or delay sending it to his desk for a signature. Although it may not be everything Republicans want, he said, the package of payments to workers and incentives for business investment puts money in the hands of everyday Americans […]

US Government Ignores Hunger In America

Over 1.3 million people, one in six New Yorkers, cannot afford enough food, with queues at soup kitchens getting longer, anti-poverty groups say.

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger says the number of people who use food pantries and soup kitchens in the city increased by 20% in 2007. … food distribution […]

Immigration Paperwork Meltdown Impacts Election

Naturalization paperwork jam hits Texas hard Backlog may keep some from casting votes for president

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time […]

Global Shift In Wealth May Not Include America

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth

Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits

High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than […]

HR976, SCHIP Faces Bush Push For Bullets Not Children

HR976 – Lloyd Doggett, (D) 25th District Texas, hits Bush in the nose again. Bush screwed Texas Children SCHIP and is doing the same for the nation’s children. Lloyd cites the fact that Texas ranks 37th in 2006 and worse this year.

Bush’s daughters are alive and well, NOT because of any […]

Trial Lawyers Fight Preemptive Rules Against Accountability

Official Washington loves the word “stealth.”

At least that’s how the nation’s trial lawyers view the Bush administration’s increasing use of federal health and safety regulations in defense of manufacturers trying to fend off multimillion-dollar liability claims from consumers in state courts.

The fine print of a 2006 Food and Drug Administration rule […]