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14 year old girl shot in Pakistan because she wanted to be educated. 
Meanwhile, a small item in the inner pages of Saturday's Guardian, reported a mother and baby had starved to death in London.
What is this country coming to?

So sad indeed - when I heard about that young girl I teared up. And apparently the group who targeted her warned that they'd do the same to anyone else who champions her cause. shocking 

Mad world....
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Regarding the line between the rich and poor, I heard on the news yesterday that in California, there are waitlists to get a spot in a parking lot so people can live in their cars!. Apparently there are no longer only trailer parks, wherein people live in mobile homes. Now there are car parks, wherein people live in their vehicles (cars, trucks, RVs, etc). Meanwhile, the rich are just fine and dandy. This is all due to the Wall Street crash and housing crisis of a few years ago. Unfortunately, too, many people might blame Obama, when in fact he's just been trying to clean up the mess he inherited when he came in to office. God forbid if they elect Romney in...and he's apparently ahead in the polls. Frown

I don't think it's nearly as bad in Canada, thankfully.  pray
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There are currently more people on foods stamps then ever before,I in six families under the povery line. over 23million still unempoyed millions have just given up looking. Hope and change ,yep thats what we have here.He Obama doesn't want to be the leader he likes hob nobbing with Hollywood.

Your horrible spelling and sentence structure aside, you apparently have very little knowledge of exactly HOW US politics and government work.

Last time I checked Obama was a president, not a dictator. He's a Democrat working under a Republican majority House of Representatives and a slim Democrat majority in the Senate.
I criticize Obama as much as I need to, when it comes to the issues where he is responsible. However, he has no legislative right. He cannot give aid or funds unless Congress says so. He can't create or keep social welfare on his whim.

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Why, Lance?.. Why?
Disillusionment emanates from my pores.
Shame.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/lance-armstrong-part-of-most-sophisticated-doping-program-ever-seen-report/article4601256/
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Your horrible spelling and sentence structure aside, you apparently have very little knowledge of exactly HOW US politics and government work.

Last time I checked Obama was a president, not a dictator. He's a Democrat working under a Republican majority House of Representatives and a slim Democrat majority in the Senate.
I criticize Obama as much as I need to, when it comes to the issues where he is responsible. However, he has no legislative right. He cannot give aid or funds unless Congress says so. He can't create or keep social welfare on his whim.



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yes
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Your horrible spelling and sentence structure aside, you apparently have very little knowledge of exactly HOW US politics and government work.

Last time I checked Obama was a president, not a dictator. He's a Democrat working under a Republican majority House of Representatives and a slim Democrat majority in the Senate.
I criticize Obama as much as I need to, when it comes to the issues where he is responsible. However, he has no legislative right. He cannot give aid or funds unless Congress says so. He can't create or keep social welfare on his whim.


She may well have 'horrible spelling and sentence structure' but she has a very good heart which is a lot more than can be said for some people on here!
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^^ .....and as for you two, I expected better!

Think you might have the wrong end of the stick there, Caz. Smile
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She may well have 'horrible spelling and sentence structure' but she has a very good heart which is a lot more than can be said for some people on here!

I'll survive somehow. Rolling Eyes
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Me too. But it was the only way to ensure a level playing field. They were all at it.
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Think you might have the wrong end of the stick there, Caz. Smile
Sorry sweetie........I did indeed! I thought it was out of character! Please forgive me!  flowers
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I'll survive somehow. Rolling Eyes
Oh well! If the glove fits......
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Gary McKinnon extradition to US blocked by Theresa May - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19957138

Not only is this a welcome decision in McKinnon's case, given that he has serious mental health issues, but it will see the end of the questionable 2003 Blair/Bush extradition deal and the reform of the law regarding extradition in general -

Mrs May also said measures would be taken to enable a UK court to decide whether a person should stand trial in the UK or abroad - a so-called forum bar.

It would be designed to ensure extradition cases did not fall foul of "delays and satellite litigation", she said.

"I believe extradition decisions must not only be fair, they must be seen to be fair. And they must be made in open court where decisions can be challenged and explained," she said.

"That is why I have decided to introduce a forum bar. This will mean that where prosecution is possible in both the UK and in another state, the British courts will be able to bar prosecution overseas if they believe it is in the interests of justice to do so."





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Excellent news about McKinnon. Well done Ms. May, for once....Wink
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