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October 13, 2008 - 11:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in nation and world.

October 13, 2008 - 11:11am
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October 11, 2008 - 10:47pm
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October 11, 2008 - 10:40pm
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October 11, 2008 - 8:53pm
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October 11, 2008 - 8:46pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in nation and world.

October 11, 2008 - 1:33pm
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October 11, 2008 - 12:13pm
posted by Charlie Mallow in nation and world, Washington.

There is a lot of frustration that I see with the way this financial crisis is being handled in Washington.

Our government is taking steps to turn our country to socialism. I had thought that both Democrats and Republicans had agreed that we wanted to live in a capitalist country. What I see is a sellout from both sides of our system, for votes. These people want to make it look like they are doing something to solve the financial crisis so bad, that they are willing to do the worst things possible.

In what was our economic system, when you made a mistake, you were allowed to fail. That was the risk of success. That fear kept the system in check. There is now no downside to greed. LET THEM FAIL! It’s the American way or it was…

October 11, 2008 - 8:40am
posted by Howard B. Owens in nation and world.

Does this really reflect the thinking of McCain supporters -- complete ignorant, uninformed and prejudice?

Here's some Fact Check links:

As for the allegation that Obama is a socialist -- McCain supporters have no room to Talk.  McCain supported the Wall Street bailout, as well, and it was McCain who pushed through campaign reform legislation that was later found to be partly unconstitutional.

Here's a report of McCain correcting some of his own supporters.

October 9, 2008 - 8:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in nation and world.

This is pretty incredible. In July, Nebraska passed a law that allows parents to abandon their children, to turn them over to the state, with no penalty.

The intention of the law was to encourage teen mothers to safely turn over unwanted babies to the state, rather than leave them in dumpsters.

But the open-ended statute allows parents to abandon children up to age 19.

And parents are doing it, according to the New York Times.

Since Sept. 1, to the alarm of officials who call it a misuse of the statute, 17 Nebraska children, mostly preteens or teenagers whose guardians said they were uncontrollable and violent, have been abandoned to the state. Meanwhile, not a single newborn has been left in state custody under the law since it took effect.

Only Sunday, two 12-year-old boys were abandoned in hospitals in Lincoln and Omaha. In a case that drew national attention, an Omaha father abandoned nine children last month, saying he could not cope with the burdens since the death of his wife last year.

October 8, 2008 - 6:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in nation and world.

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