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Archive for December 9th, 2008

Deal to Rescue American Automakers Is Moving Ahead

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

Representative Barney Frank, left, and the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, on Monday during a news conference on the proposed bailout of the Big Three automakers.

Representative Barney Frank, left, and the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, on Monday during a news conference on the proposed bailout of the Big Three automakers.

WASHINGTON — The White House and Democratic Congressional leaders said Monday that they were close to agreeing on the terms of a $15 billion government rescue of the American automobile industry that would be directed by one or more appointees of President Bush and would impose expansive federal oversight of the auto companies. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Business, News | 1 Comment »

Chicago Workers Protest Closed Factory

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

Laid-off workers peer through the doors of their abruptly shuttered factory where they're staging a sit-in, demanding that the bank, which cut off credit to the Chicago company, free up financing so they can be paid their final wages

Laid-off workers peer through the doors of their abruptly shuttered factory where they're staging a sit-in, demanding that the bank, which cut off credit to the Chicago company, free up financing so they can be paid their final wages

Far from the canyons of Wall Street, a bailout drama is playing out inside the closed-down Republic Windows & Doors factory in Chicago, where more than 200 angry workers have hunkered down after they were abruptly fired. I’m going to be here for the long haul,” one factory worker said. “Whatever happens, I’ll be here. We all will.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Want to Stay Out of Trouble? Sleep On It

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

sleepisgoodHalf the world’s troubles could be averted if people would follow one rule: sleep on it.

The delay rarely causes the loss of unrecoverable chances. A quick walk through history suggests that. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Health, News | 1 Comment »

Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested Tuesday morning in Chicago on two counts each of federal corruption charges stemming from allegations Blagojevich was trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News, Politics | 3 Comments »

F 18 Deadly Crash

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

F-18 Crashes Into San Diego Homes, Killing 3 on Ground

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SAN DIEGO —  A fighter jet returning to a Marine base after a training exercise crashed in flames in a San Diego neighborhood Monday, killing three people on the ground, leaving one missing and destroying two homes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Caveman say’s “This is a gotta read!”

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

images13Today as most mornings my wife and I were reading different news headlines and taking breaks with a blog or two…I found this great Article and wanted to share it with you all!  Great writing style and topics we are all interested in!  This caveman gives this blog “THUMBS UP”

The blog is called : Intersections In Real Time

The article is called “Dumb People” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Entertainment, Just A Caveman, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

For Obama — To Play, or Not to Play

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

obama8Welcome back to the mix (again), Mr. President-elect. We’ve missed you. Your nation has missed you. Your economy has missed you.

 

Are you sure you missed all of them?  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Politics | 3 Comments »

Delaying Puberty Could Help Gender Confused Kids

Posted by tothewire on December 9, 2008

Young teenagers with extreme gender identity disorder should be given drugs to block puberty so that they don’t have to experience distressing changes to their bodies which they perceive to be out of line with their true gender.

Puberty-Blocking Drugs for Gender Confused Teens

New drugs that block puberty could help teens with extreme gender identity disorder.

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So say draft international guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society this week – the first to offer advice to doctors on this controversial issue. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Health, Sex | 6 Comments »

 
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