Jul 10, 2011

Weekend Catchup... Skipwaves heard things you might have missed

Didn't Alonzo Washington predict a week ago there would be shooting on the Fourth disguised as fireworks?   
Now 11 year old Blair Shanahan is being put into the ground after an east side random --probably celebratory-- shooting.  So what's up with that?   Maybe Alonzo should just shut up.  He's not winning.  KMBC on the funeral and the tragic story of an innocent killed for no good reason.


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Former first lady Betty Ford has died at age 93.  She was the co-founder of the Betty Ford Center for the treatment of addiction, in Rancho Mirage, California and she lead the way in publicizing personal breast cancer.

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 GOP Electioneering:  Good Tip--pander to the green vote since Chinese smog is good for America

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Top Obama adviser says unemployment won't be key in 2012, that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate.


Most economists expect a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to show that the nation added about 100,000 jobs in June. That’s not enough to keep up with population growth, let alone lower the unemployment rate or make a dent in the 9 million jobs lost during the so called Great Recession.

 The jobs report released on Friday showed the economy added only 18,000 jobs, much less than anticipated. The unemployment rate creeped up to 9.2 percent.



Ronald Reagan, another president Obama is sometimes compared with, was reelected in 1984 when unemployment was 7.2 percent. Obama isn’t likely to see a number that low.   The Rest of this depressing news from The Hill.

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 So the Republicans got their tax breaks last year for small business which they said would create jobs.  Where are the small business jobs to save us?  Once again, trickle down economics smells just a little bit like piss!  (Maybe it's because only 3 pct of wealthy people filing individually own small businesses.  Wealthy individuals=small business job creators... another often-repeated misrepresentation from the GOP.  Oh pity the RICH who are only trying to help!!)

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Gang Wars in Mexico... latest battles kill 50
MEXICO CITY — Fighting among the Zetas gang and other vicious drug cartels led to the deaths of more than 40 people whose bodies were found in three Mexican cities over a 24-hour span, a government official said Saturday.  More on the Mexican Cartel War...

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Senate Democrats cook up debt-reduction plan

Senate Democrats have drafted a sweeping debt-reduction plan that would slice $4 trillion from projected borrowing over the next decade without touching the expensive health and retirement programs targeted by President Obama.    More from the Washington Post.

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Art leaves the Launch Pad -Associated Press Photo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit Friday on NASA's last space shuttle voyage, dodging bad weather and delighting hundreds of thousands of spectators on hand to witness the end of an era.  More from the AP
And lots more Photos of the last flight in a Slideshow.

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Legislators Introduce 'Caylee's Law'

After a jury declared Casey Anthony "not guilty" of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, lawmakers in a dozen states have introduced measures that would make it a felony for a parent to fail to report the death or disappearance of a child within a certain time frame. Casey Anthony waited 31 days before reporting her daughter missing.
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Man dies after falling out of stands at Rangers game

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Tsk TSK.   CBS FAKES Fourth of July Fireworks Photos...and gets busted!!!!  Impossible shots... photos altered!



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  • Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined. 
  •   Astronauts can't belch  -  there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
  •  Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
  •  The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was  fashionable to shave them off!
  •  Because of the speed  at  which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a  solar eclipse  to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

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