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Prius: It’s Not Just a Car, It’s an Emergency Generator

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

By KATE GALBRAITH (Copyright NY Times) Which would you rather have in a winter emergency? The Prius has a new use, and it does not involve driving. The Harvard Press — which serves the Massachusetts town of Harvard as opposed to the university — reported that the car’s battery helped keep the lights on for […]

Read an Article on Recession Proof Industries,

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Three that caught my eye. “Condom Makers Whether for at-home entertainment or to try to stave off the cost of a baby in trying times, condom sales rose 6 percent in January from the year before. “If people don’t have the money to go out to a fancy dinner or are looking to cut back, […]

New Mexico has just repealed the death penalty! 3.18.09

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

New Mexico has just repealed the death penalty! Today Governor Bill Richardson signed a bill to replace the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole. Last year it was New Jersey, now New Mexico. We’re working to make Montana next, with more states to follow! This year a long list of states introduced […]

The Cleveland Browns

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

A strange thing has happened to my most fervent love, the Cleveland Browns. Recently a new coach was hired, a move with which I reluctantly agreed; K2 was traded, mixed feelings but I got it; Joe was released, beyond comprehension to me but I accept that I will disagree with some moves; and now we […]

If you have nothing nice to say …

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

If you have nothing nice to say … by Sandra Zummo, a a columnist for the Staten Island Advance. (Advance News Service) Copyright Will everybody please just stop talking! Not you. All those pundits, talking heads, hired (tired) guns and assorted fear-mongers filling the radio and TV airwaves 24/7 with doom and gloom. And […]

Obama, a leader who actually leads

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Copyright 2009 – NEW YORK (CNN) — What a welcome change to feel like someone is running the country instead of running it into the ground. President Obama has done more in eight weeks than George W. Bush did in eight years — unless you include starting a couple of wars. While the armchair […]

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Monday, March 16th, 2009

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New Mexico is one step away from abolition!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

New Mexico is one step away from abolition! Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:34 pm (PDT) On Friday the New Mexico Senate debated HB 285 (Death Penalty Repeal Bill) then passed the bill 24-18. This was the final step before the bill could be sent to the Governor for his signature or veto. Yesterday, New Mexico […]

SOS for a national treasure

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The SS United States once symbolized grace and power. Now, it may be headed to the scrap heap. Copyright 2009 The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dan McSweeney, and Dan McSweeney is a Marine officer and vice president of the SS United States Conservancy. America’s national flagship, the SS United States, is being listed for sale after more than […]

From an article, “15 companies in danger of going bankrupt”

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Krispy Kreme. (KKD; about 4,000 employees; stock down 50%). The donuts might be good, but Krispy Kreme overestimated Americans’ appetite – and that’s saying something. This chain overexpanded during the donut heyday of the 1990s – taking on a lot of debt – and now requires high volumes to meet expenses and interest payments. The […]

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