Sunday, December 30, 2012
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
The latest official review of Greece's economy by the European Commission, called "The Second Economic Adjustment Programme for Greece – First Review", starts by explaining how the Greek economy performed worse than expected, due to political instability (the two general elections) and the weakness of the global economy. It warns that Greece's tax collection system is failing to meet its targets, and that privatizations have been disappointing. It pays tribute to Antonis Samaras's government, before warning that there are very large "implementation risks" to the program. The full review here:
Sunday, December 16, 2012
After the horrific killings in Newtown, Connecticut, a gun control debate is inevitable in the U.S.
Proposed measures are sure to include strict waiting periods to purchase a gun, limits on the number of firearms a person can buy or own, ban of certain weapons, etc.
No word ever, no solution provided for the problems that will persist even after the -unlikely- event of a weapons ban: what do we do for the fear that has nested in some people's hearts and the tremor as they reach for their treasured weapons, the only protection they believe in... a gun culture where parents introduce guns to kids and teach them how to use them... the glorification of an abandon-reason-and- reach-for-your-gun mentality... the neglect of a child's mental care needs... the trauma of divorce on kids that goes unnoticed... people who chose to barricade their lives, without the risks (and benefits) of reaching out.
Tbere are no measures introduced, no bills drafted to end this war within.
The 26 lives lost on the morning of December 14, 2012 will forever remind us that evil had reached that little town in Connecticut long before that Friday, fear had nested in some hearts long ago.
Our house, our town, our schools and streets are not immune to that fear within. We are not immune. But we should be taking preventive measures, know the symptoms and help the fearful.
Twenty six children and adults will help us along the way.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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