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Opinion: Warren Buffet column in the New York Times – “Stop Coddling the Rich”

In Opinions, People on August 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm
A version of this op-ed appeared in print on August 15, 2011, on page A21 of the New York edition with the headline: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich.

“My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.”

Warren E. Buffett is the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway.

Click here to read the entire column.

 

today’s news … Monday, August 15

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2011 at 5:30 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“A commonly quoted figure is that there are as many as 4.2 million cameras, or one for every 14 people.”  – The Atlantic, an article about surveillance cameras in England.

  • Another THE article (Allentown Morning Call)
  • Letter to the Editor (Lancaster Sunday News) – Come to Columbia, Wes!Safety first? Your Aug. 7 editorial called for the expanded use of red-light cameras based on the argument that the cameras may make us safer. If you value safety over all else, perhaps the police should also install cameras inside our vehicles. Imagine how safe we will be when we know that our every move is monitored by the state. Surely, you will not object to a camera that watches you in your office, because you must not be permitted to write anything that is inaccurate. Finally, your logic argues that the state must install a camera in each of our homes, because then we will truly be safe. For the rest of us, let’s not forget that Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Wes Bruckno, Conestoga Township
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signs around town

In In Columbia on August 15, 2011 at 5:17 am

“Silent Death-Alzheimer’s Disease story – 1988″

In Everyday Living on August 15, 2011 at 5:00 am

Mary whispers to Paul how much she loves him. ©Scott Dalzell (with permission)

We have posted one or two articles about the heartbreak of knowing someone who has been afflicted by Alzheimer’s Disease. A few readers have called to comment and express appreciation for the information, meager as it is.

We happened on this exceptionally well-written blog article about a man with the disease and his caring, devoted wife. It will bring a lump to your throat. 

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