Posted in September 2009

Job Losses

No End in Sight – House moves to extend unemployment benefits Sep 21, 5:17 AM (ET) By JIM ABRAMS – AP WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite predictions the Great Recession is running out of steam, the House is taking up emergency legislation this week to help the millions of Americans who see no immediate end to … Continue reading

Socialist Coffee

Venezuela Minister Calls for Full Takeover of Coffee Companies By Jeremy Morgan – Latin American Herald Tribune staff CARACAS – The government’s “temporary intervention” of Venezuela’s two biggest coffee companies will become a permanent state takeover if Commerce Minister Eduardo Samán gets his way. Samán’s statement Thursday shouldn’t surprise anyone, given that within days of … Continue reading

Water

California’s Man-Made Drought The green war against San Joaquin Valley farmers California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley—farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the likes of the three-inch long delta smelt, one of America’s premier agricultural regions is suffering in a drought made worse by federal … Continue reading