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 NO. 466 “Expect the Ironic” AUGUST 17 - 23, 2009 

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  INCOME INEQUALITY AT ALL-TIME HIGH
Note: records only go back to the French Revolution.
 
WORLD NEWS
Republicans Attack Britain
On Health Care

Claim Brits wait years to receive end-of-life counseling.
American Grads Seeking
Jobs in China

Providing cheap labor to build China's high-speed rail system.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
Protests Disrupt Another Town Hall Meeting on Health Reform
Shown: an elderly protester is euthanized.
U. S. NEWS
NASA: Not Enough Money
To Track Killer Asteroids

Only enough to throw huge end-of-the-world party.
Government Estimates Cost
Of Raising Child Now $291,570

Based on average child living at home until age 40.
 
REMINDER
  There's a little bit of Kim Jong-il in all of us.
 
House Leaders Ditch Plans
To Buy VIP Passenger Jets

Item stricken from budget to trim spending, prioritize limited resources, and because public found out about it.
U.S. Tops 153 Other Countries in Health Care
Only France, Italy, San Marino, Andorra, Malta, Singapore, Spain, Oman, Austria, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Monaco, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Colombia, Sweden, Cyprus, Germany, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Morocco, Canada, Finland, Australia, Chile, Denmark, Dominica, Costa Rica rate higher.
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