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Fire, Flooding, War, Poverty

By Remy Benoit

From CNN A 'perfect storm' for wildfires Oklahoma, Texas authorities brace for more blazes.

From the AP and MSNBC Northern California residents focus on cleanup
Winter storm moves south, prompts flash flood watches.

From the AP and MSNBC Car bombs explode around Iraq.

If you sit back and look at the above, there is a feeling, perhaps, that something is out of kilter. If life on the planet is all interlocked, all dependent on, and related to all else, then shouldn't there be a balance? What is it that we "are missing?"

Just some things to think about:

Gaia by Brig Klyce.

From the Progressive, Howard Zinn, and Common Dreams After the War.

From AlterNet, Molly Ivins Stupidity, Survived.

Let's see - $5.15 per hour - 40 hours - let's do the math - $206 per week - $$824 a month - x 12 = $9888 a year - minus taxes - probably no health insurance - not a pretty picture - something else to think about.

Perhaps we have a lot to think about at the beginning of this year - can we hold the thougths,
and maybe act on them through the rest of the year?


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