Archive for June 14th, 2008

The flood waters roll into St. Louis

| June 14, 2008 | 3 Replies
The flood waters roll into St. Louis

The flood waters are doing horrific damage in many places in Iowa. Down-river in St. Louis, we are not expected to sustain much damage, but you can see that the flood waters have arrived. The following photo was taken today. It shows two girls and a dog (all of them had the last name of […]

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Poor people will be best prepared to deal with a severe economic depression.

| June 14, 2008 | 3 Replies
Poor people will be best prepared to deal with a severe economic depression.

Who is best prepared to deal with a severe economic depression? Based on the work of educator and author Ruby Payne, the best survivors in difficult economic times might be those who are in the lowest economic class, those in “generational poverty.” Payne has spent her career studying the mindsets of economic classes and studying […]

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The Supreme Court restores habeas corpus

| June 14, 2008 | 8 Replies
The Supreme Court restores habeas corpus

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the government in the case of Boumediene v. Bush, finding that the detainees at Guantanamo Bay have the right to file habeas corpus petitions in federal court. This decision strikes down a key section of the Military Commissions Act, the horrible piece of legislation […]

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