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Another first – not from the United States. Julia Gillard was voted in as the first woman  Prime Minister of Australia today. She stood unopposed after Kevin Rudd was dumped.

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Lighting a candle for the folks in Chile, and those in the path of a potential tsumami today.

Chile Quake Triggers Tsunami Alerts in Asia

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are bracing for a possible tsunami following a massive earthquake in Chile.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a warning for the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia and many island nations in the Pacific. A lower-level advisory was issued for the northern Pacific region.

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Chile-Quake-Triggers-Tsunami-Alerts-in-Asia-85689057.html

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Last week amendment S4980-4984, a bill submitted to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability, was defeated by this cast of characters. Senator Barbara Boxer had this to say:

Mortgage Modification Amendment Would Have Helped 385,000 California Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Thursday, April 30, 2009

[Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today spoke on the Senate floor in favor of an amendment that would have helped millions of at-risk homeowners avoid foreclosure by allowing bankruptcy judges to modify mortgage terms for primary residences.

Currently, bankruptcy judges are able to modify terms on loans for vacation homes, automobiles and other assets.  The measure, sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), failed by a vote of 45 to 51…]

http://boxer.senate.gov/news/releases/record.cfm?id=312331

So much for the loss of our homes. At the same time, despite our recent rain, we in California (more…)

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China, USA,WHO, and Australia. More news about melamine contamination, WHO sets a standard, and chicken strips for pets are recalled.

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While it’s official that Hillary Clinton is nominated as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton is off working on his own lifetime project; the Clinton Global Intiative.

So, in the next two days we are going to get an immediate test of how well this articulation of POTUS Obama, SOS Clinton and EXPOTUS will work. (more…)

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I hope the reporter in this first article has only committed a journalistic fuzzy. I just don’t want to think the world is only just now catching this wave. (more…)

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For reference:

1 kilogram = 2.204 622 621 8 pound (US)

1 milligram = 0.000 001 kilogram

A look at the list below and the articles from previous days, tells you just how far we have come in the global market place. We are all excited to buy the latest barn burning gosh-a-wally product from that nice gentleman; especially when he has such a good price for it! (more…)

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