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Is Greece the Future of America?

It may be possible to look into America’s future. How? Watch what’s going on in Greece. According to the Washington Post, “Greece needs to raise about €23 billion [more than $31 billion] in April and May to pay debts coming due. Greek officials say that either is impossible, or would require punitive interest rates — making it harder to bring the budget under control — unless Europe helps out.” So the Greek government awaits a bailout from Germany and France, but first it has to impress them that it is serious about fiscal austerity.

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His Master's Voice

The Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuintyThe government of the province of Ontario delivered a throne speech on March 8 and what was not in the speech is perhaps more significant than what they said. What was not in the speech was plans to meld four large and lucrative corporations that are owned by the taxpayers of Ontario into one large entity to be up for grabs for the private sector. According to the Toronto Star, these are Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The latter, the largest booze seller on the planet. 

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Obama’s Message to Schoolchildren

When President Obama announced last August that he would address American schoolchildren in a nationwide televised speech, the Right went bananas. August, of course, was the height of the health-care controversy, and conservative leaders and media commentators imagined that Obama was going to make an overt pitch for his quest for government control over medicine and medical insurance, as well as other areas of the economy.

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The Chernobyl catastrophe

And its effects on language, health, politics, and the environment

Nearly 24 years later, Chernobyl is still a dirty place, a dirty word.

Chernobyl has almost surely killed hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps already it is more than a million.  And over time, it will kill many more.  In fact, many estimates are that the vast majority who will be killed or harmed by Chernobyl were not even born at the time of the accident.

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Oh Canada... eh

Dear Canada. Way to go, you hosers. Did yourself proud and put on one heck of an Olympics. Congratulations for providing an incredible seventeen days of thrills and spills on the ice and snow and in the slush and fog. That was a winter games for the ages, except for that excruciatingly obvious lack of winter thing. As it turns out, Washington DC might have been a better host city, but who knew? Although, a quick call to Al Gore might have been worth the international toll call charges.

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