News: the bad and THE GOOD

President Bush has once again vetoed a bill that would extend government health care to millions of low-income children. Polar ice caps are melting and polar bears are drowning. The World Health Organization speaks of the health crisis in Gaza, Palestinian children die while Israeli soldiers prevent them from crossing the check points to receive the medical care they need…I don’t know about you, but sometimes it makes me want to lock myself in my room and hide under the bed. (This is something considering my mattress is on the floor.)A revolution is needed, and it is gonna take lots of us comin’ out from under the bed. So, here is some good news…

·         Today in 1791 the United States Bill of Rights became law after Virginia ratified

·         According to the CNN website 12/12 (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/12/12/subway.attack/) A Muslim man jumped to the aid of three Jewish subway riders after they were attacked by a group of young people who objected to one of the Jews saying “Happy Hanukkah,” a spokeswoman for the three said Wednesday.

 ·         The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to give federal prisoners jailed on crack cocaine offenses a chance to reduce their sentences. The decision came a day after the Supreme Court ruled federal judges can sentence individuals below the guideline recommendations in crack cocaine cases. The sentencing commission’s decision to apply that ruling retroactively means that more than 19,000 prisoners will be eligible for early release

.·         In New Jersey, lawmakers have approved a measure to abolish executions in the state. Democratic Governor Jon Corzine has said he will approve the measure next week. This will make New Jersey the first state in the United States to abolish the death penalty in 40 years

2 responses to “News: the bad and THE GOOD

  1. Another good piece of news related to the bad news above: There’s a campaign in Michigan to put health care on the ballot in November, ’08. (www.michuhcan.com). Instead of waiting for the folks at the top to handle this, we can do it ourselves.

  2. Thanks for the reminder Chuck! (and thanks for reading)
    Hugs, Sher

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