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2005/12/9

African-American Unemployment Continues To Rise

@ 10:12 PM (107 months, 7 days ago)

While the unemployment rate for Caucasian Americans holds steady, the African-American unemployment rate has risen to 10.6%, more than twice that of the national average.

George Bush likes to talk up the economy (much like he does the "progress" in Iraq), but the reality remains that many Americans (particularly African-Americans) are being left out and locked out, especially in a post-Katrina environment.

Blacks’ Joblessness Growing While White Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Quote of the Day- 12/09/05

@ 10:06 PM (107 months, 7 days ago)

“To the reticent nations, including the United States, I say there is such a thing as a global conscience, and now is the time to listen to it.”

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, in a stern (and well-deserved) rebuke to the United States, for its unwilingness to sign on to the Kyoto Protocol and take responsibility for climate change.

"You apparently were incurious"

@ 12:16 AM (107 months, 8 days ago)

"You apparently were incurious. You didn't want to travel. You knew very little about the military. ... Do you think that has anything to do with the fact that the country is so [expletive] up?"

-- 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace, on what he would like to ask George W. Bush.