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September 07, 2005
And Outside of the Deep South?

Guantanamo detainees are on a hunger strike while two detainees, cleared of any charges of wrongdoing, are still imprisoned two years later. (On the same topic, what does John Roberts have to do with the Bybee "torture" memo?)

In Northern Sumatra, another earthquake panics tsunami survivors.

A typhoon slammed into Japan on Monday. At least 16 people reported dead so far.

There were floods in the Swiss capitol and along the River Aare.

At least five people are dead in Basra as a result of a car bombing. (Later reports say 10.)

Oh, heck, let's just take a look at the Iraq situation overall, shall we? Armed militias providing the security we can't, gasoline rationing in a country that sits atop significant oil reserves, and constitutional talks have ended, producing a draft that...may, or may not, be acceptable to the Iraqi people.

Deep Impact reached its destination comet and plowed in headfirst, providing some interesting scientific information.

And, as I face the possibility of unemployment in the near future, I sure am sorry to hear that the Bush Administration may not be able to provide more tax cuts for rich folks.

And I feel at least a little empathy with the previous holders of those 400,000 jobs that could be lost as a result of fallout from Hurricane Katrina.

Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America), has a new book coming out. This one is Bait and Switch and it's about the plight of the unemployed white-collar worker. No Help Wanted.

Posted by AnneZook at 03:25 PM


Sorry to hear about your employment troubles. If you can find another job for which blogging is a valued skill, and need a reference, let me know....

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at September 7, 2005 08:23 PM

That's very generous of you, Jonathan, and thank you. I do have a line on a possible new job. A friend has been asking me to move to her company for several months. Let's see, now that I actually need a job, whether or not the offer solidifies!

Posted by: Anne at September 8, 2005 12:15 PM