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An interesting article on the equal pay issue. The diagrams show clearly just how much our overall wages haven’t changed, and women still make less: (more…)

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A deeply sardonic and racially impaired soul, Spengler is still often interesting, because his challenges present good practice on how to hear the skreee of the right wing rabid bat, but avoid the bite. Things are often partially right, but the presenter or presentation must still be rejected for other reasons.

Here, he explains “us” to “them”! Even though he is talking about “them” as Europeans, his populist explanation hit US elitist themes and I HAD to guffaw, to think he had given them breath.

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Yesterday a friend sent me an e-mail in reference to the Emergency Stabilization Act (Bail-Out Act). My friend is a good man, and he maintains an open interest and mind in current events. When he sent me this email I saw it as open inquiry to the sad state of affairs in which we find ourselves regarding the current economic crisis. We are all looking for answers and understanding. How did we get here? What do we do now? (more…)

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-UPDATE-

It was down as much as 800 points today, but it ended here:

Dow Jones Industrial Average. DJIA (INDEX)

9,955.50, Change:-369.88,  -3.58%, Volume:391,456,801, 4:09pm, 10/06/2008

-UPDATE-

Dow Jones Industrial Average. DJIA (INDEX)

9,763.07, Change: -562.31, -5.45%,   Volume:190,611,619,  1:37pm, 10/06/2008

This is “Fun”?

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-UPDATE-

HERE IS THE VOTE TALLY. The bill is labeled the “Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007”, because as is often the case, it was added to another bill already up for floor vote.  It will now go back to the House, for a re-vote, in it’s modified form.

 

I can’t get the tally yet, but reports are that the Bailout bill just passed 74 in favor. 

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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I think I might know some of this economy stuff! (more…)

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HERE IS THE HOUSE ROLL CALL TALLY.

 

There you have it for today:

I tried to get on line to the House site and the server is busy. It’s been that way all morning with various the Representative’s web sites, like Waxman, for example. When it cools down a little I’ll pull out the vote count, so we can all see who voted yea or nay. (more…)

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