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Sunday, July 21, 2024

Suicide: a painful national and local community issue

Veterans are hit hardest

The media tells us little regarding suicide unless it occurs to a famous individual.

The truth is that suicides occur all too frequently within our society. There has been an increase of teenage suicides and among our elderly population, but the most dramatic increase in suicide has occurred with our returning Veteran population — but we don’t hear about it on the news.

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On GM and Chrysler: Time for Americans to Make a Bold Statement

Know who your corporate friends are.

Since President Obama and Congress won’t stand-up for Americans against the demands of GM and Chrysler, then it is up to all of us to do so.

GM and Chrysler had no problem demanding billions of tax dollars to help their crumbling corporate infrastructures. Then, when that wasn’t enough they demanded more from the federal government and if they didn’t get it, they said they would enter bankruptcy.

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Ripping through the facade of Barack Obama

The Teflon is wearing thin on a beleagured President Barack Obama as more and more people see through the facade. Even the fawning Washington press corps, no longer mesmerized by rhetoric, is taking a harder look.

Over on Capitol Hill, Democrats find themselves mired in an ethical mess surrounding Rep. John Murtha — the Pennsylvania con artist that Nancy Pelosi tried to ram down her colleagues’ throats as her second-in-command.

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Obama abandons plan to bring detainees to U.S.

President Barack Obama is pulling the plug on his controversial plan to resettle cleared Guantanamo detainees in the United States, admitting defeat in the face of strong, bi-partisan opposition from Congress.

His capitulation on the issue is a rare defeat for the popular President.

The Washington Post revealed the decision in Friday’s edition and noted that Obama’s defeat also complicates efforts to persuade other countries to take former prisoners from the base in Cuba.

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Obama fires IG who investigated his pal

President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.

Obama’s move follows an investigation by IG Gerald Walpin of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star, into the misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group that Johnson headed.

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More ethics problems for Democrats

Lawmakers who steer money and contracts to favored companies and receive campaign contributions in return could face a House ethics committee investigation.

The ethics committee’s Democratic chairman and its ranking Republican said Thursday that the committee has been reviewing the practice — which came under scrutiny because of a Justice Department criminal investigation of a now-defunct lobbying firm, PMA.

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Is Obama going too far with auto bailout?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday may have cleared the way for the federal government to conclude Chrysler’s sale to Italian auto giant Fiat, but nagging questions remain about how President Obama handled what amounts to the nationalization of two of America’s Big Three automakers.

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Barack Obama’s hyprocrisy

President Obama took his wife on a date in New York City, getting there and back via Air Force One, helicopters and a limousine, paying for this transportation with maybe $24,000 in taxpayer cash, and giving a vivid example of how he says one thing (it’s time for sacrifice) and does another (indulges in a splurge).

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Invasion of mom and paparazzi

My sister was the first of us five kids to graduate from college. It was the 1970s, and I was in attendance to see her walk across the stage. Good thing, too: It turned out that although my father was shooting pictures, he was doing so, it was later discovered, without film. The only pictures salvaged from that day were a few photos I snapped on my crummy camera. (The kind with the replaceable flashcube on the top — remember those?)

My sister was a little bit ticked, but apparently she survived.

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GOP could gain edge in ethics issues

The revelation that Democratic appropriations kingpins may face a House ethics investigation of their campaign receipts from lobbyists for recipients of government grants and contracts moves Republicans closer to gaining a corruption issue in 2010.

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