Jun 23, 2011

Pancho and Pedro are beggars. They beg in different areas of town.

Pancho begs for the same amount of time as Pedro, but collects only about $8.00 or $9.00 a day. 

Pedro brings home a suitcase full of ten-dollar bills every day.  He drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house, and has a lot of money to spend.

"Hey, amigo," Pancho says to Pedro, "I work just as long and hard as you do, so how come you bring home a suitcase full of ten dollar bills every day?

Pedro says, "Look at your sign, what does it say?"

Pancho reads his sign:  "I have no work, a wife and six kids to support." 
"What's wrong with that?"  Pancho asks him.

"No wonder you only get   $8.00 or $9.00 a day!" says Pedro.

Pancho says, "All right, what is on your sign?"

Pedro shows him:


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- The price of Oil tumbled 6 percent on Thursday to a four-month low after the world's top consumers released emergency oil reserves for the third time ever, a surprise intervention to aid the struggling global economy.

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Hawks simultaneously argue that lavish U.S. military spending subsidizes Europe’s social welfare programs, and that we’re the smarter party in this deal.READ MORE


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 The government has made a change in its policy for patting down young children at airport checkpoints, and more are promised.
Airport security workers will now be told to make repeated attempts to screen young children without resorting to invasive pat-downs, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday. The agency is working to put that change in place around the country, and it should reduce, but not eliminate, pat-downs for children, an agency spokesman said.

There was public outrage in April over a video of a 6-year-old girl getting a pat-down in the New Orleans airport. She was patted down, John Pistole said, because she moved during the electronic screening, causing a blurry image.  
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American Crossroads, the head of the Super PAC wing of the Republican Party, has launched its first salvo in the congressional elections with a web and radio attack on Sen. Claire McCaskill .
In a press release, American Crossroads announced the launch of the website TruthAboutClaire.com along with a Twitter feed, the hiring of a Missouri-based political consultant and a $50,000 radio ad buy against the senator.
"Claire McCaskill is a top target in the 2012 elections for one reason: a liberal voting record that is out of step with Missouri and her own rhetoric," said Jonathan Collegio, communications director for American Crossroads.  
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