Tag: USA

Saving, not drowning

Why do people get fired? Yes, I know that in many areas legislation seems to protect anyone from getting fired at all these days and that, say, fiddling your expenses might get you fired in your job but not if…

White Is Right!

But only when it comes to milk, of course. At least, according to Anna M Clark (president of EarthPeople, in case you were wondering. No ‘take me to your leader!’ jokes, please..): “Why are the children drinking pink milk?” asked…

Out Of The Mouths Of… Errr…

Twenty-three-year-old Dominique Pleasant is sitting nearby with her two daughters. They’re all drinking cans of cola. Like more than a quarter of people in the Bronx, Dominique qualifies for food stamps. “Food stamps is free money from the government to…

Here We Go Again….

…with yet more ‘Something must be done….for the children!’ legislation: ‘In memory of our son we will also be pushing for UK legislation to introduce safety measures, for instance fencing or child-safe pool covers for all in-ground pools.’ And is…

No, ‘Poverty’ Doesn’t Cause Savagery…

…savages cause savagery: When I arrived to provide medical care, the four-year-old girl was unconscious. She had multiple bruises, skull fractures, a brain contusion, vaginal and anal tears, venereal disease, and was hemorrhaging from places a little girl should not.…

America Abandons Europe

Sixty-one years to this day since the film clip that follows was made, the US Secretary for Defence, Robert Gates, now retiring having served under  both George Bush and Barak Obama, has given notice that the US can no longer…

America’s credit wobbles

The fuss about S&P’s “AAA with negative outlook” for US credit is remarkable mainly for being so far behind the curve. The Beijing-based Dagong credit rating company gave America a significantly lower “AA” with negative outlook, back in July 2010…