Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto’

Listen, people: The word “ghetto” dates to 16th- or 17th-century Venice, where Jews were restricted to living on an island near a foundry that produced a lot of ghet, or waste products. Or is it simply derived from borghetto — … Continue reading

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Happy First Day After the Solstice!

Some people work very hard, But still they never get it right. Well I’m beginning to see the light. Dec. 21 was the winter solstice, the shortest and dreariest day. The world seemed a dark, pitiless place where you couldn’t … Continue reading

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In guns we trust

Frank Rich says America’s love affair with guns is something that will have to be chipped away at; that guns… …have always been intrinsic to the very idea of America and “freedom” – enshrined in our Constitution’s Second Amendment (however … Continue reading

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Media make a killing on massacre in CT

My e-mail yesterday included links to the “most recommended content about the Connecticut school shooting from the Daily Kos community.” Forgive me, Daily Kos, for not reading the articles. I’m sure the writers had good intentions, but only so much … Continue reading

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Safety measures too ‘costly’ for Walmart

Officials at the retail monster called Walmart couldn’t install emergency exits at the Bangladesh factory where more than 100 workers died in a Nov. 4 fire. Too cash-strapped, it seems: … In a meeting last year, Walmart officials decided against … Continue reading

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Why Adelson is so generous to GOP

The greedy gnome is a pragmatist, not an ideologue: In actuality, [Sheldon] Adelson’s fealty to the GOP stems primarily from the fact that his “Las Vegas Sands Corp. is being scrutinized by federal investigators looking into possible money-laundering in Vegas, … Continue reading

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Alarming stats on sea levels

Is must be asked — what sort of “ambitious measures” could possibly hold back the ocean? From The Raw Story: Sea-level rise is occurring much faster than scientists expected – exposing millions more Americans to the destructive floods produced by … Continue reading

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