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September 11 Lesson Plans Funded By Education Trust

WTC United Family Group aims to educate The September 11 Education Trust — founded in 2001 as the World Trade Center United Family Group — has spend the past eight years developing September 11 Lesson Plans to teach kids about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The group’s web site says “The September
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Heidi Dejong Barsuglia Pictures | Hot Lobby, Check it and See

Young and blonde in bed with old and fat Orange County California Assemblyman Mike Duvall, 54, has been spanked by the media for his penchant for spanking and having his way with lobbyist Heidi Dejong Barsuglia, 36 (“De Jong” is actually the correct form), and at least one other woman. Now he has resigned his
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Miss the President’s Speech Last Night? Watch it Here

Barack Obama speaks about health care At a Joint Session of Congress, the president’s speech last night outlined his health care reform plan and addressed controversies and misunderstandings that have surrounded it.The series of videos at the end of this post shows his full speech, but if you don’t have time to watch it, here
Paul Karason took too much colloidal silver. It's a wonder he isn't dead. (Photo: sonofmacenstein.com)

Colloidal Silver Got You Blue? Talk to Paul Karason

He wanted a cure, but became Papa Smurf instead If you’re into miracle health cures that don’t involve proper diet and exercise, you’ve probably heard about colloidal silver. Even if you aren’t into magic elixirs, you’ve probably heard mention of colloidal silver’s healing properties. As the L.A. Times recently documented, there are those that believe
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ACORN Urges Pimps and Prostitutes to Lie to the IRS

“Social activism” taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for If you’re familiar with what ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) does to “serve” American society, then you know that they’ve managed to do a great deal of harm in the name of “social justice.” Not only did they play a large role in
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Joe Wilson Is Your Pre-Existing Condition | Playful Patriotism

Who’s unpatriotic now? During the eight years of Republican reign that preceded President Barack Obama’s election, fans of President Bush often fought criticism of him by saying that the critic was “unpatriotic,” “anti-American,” you know what I’m talking about. So liberals got a reputation of being unpatriotic, but my how the tables have turned. The
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Heidi Dejong Barsuglia and Michael Duvall | Family Values Hijinks

Politicians and lobbyists are literally in bed together now Like most unscrupulous politicians, California Assemblyman Michael Duvall could have simply told Sacramento-based lobbyist Heidi Dejong Barsuglia, “Give me my cash now!” However, what was common knowledge in the California state legislature is now common knowledge to the public. Michael Duvall was having an affair with
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Notice of Unreported Income E-Mail is a Scam

IRS did not and will not e-mail you If you have gotten a “notice of unreported income e-mail,” delete it and do nothing else. And if you do get a notice of unreported income e-mail or any e-mail from the IRS that asks for a response in the future, do not respond. Don’t panic if
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Apple Announcement: iPhones, Cameras and iTunes, Oh My!

Apple announcement about new products As usual, Apple held its September Apple announcement, or “media event” as they like to call it (though Mashable points out there are usually more employees than media at the Apple announcement). People — and WIRED Magazine — have been speculating for weeks about what the Apple announcement would be
Cass Sunstein, the man who would replace Van Jones and could have been the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs if Republican senators had listened to all the information. (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

Cass Sunstein | Obama’s New Green Czar?

The right pot is calling the left kettle black So much of what the right-wing media has to say about President Obama’s collection of personal advisers – “czars” – tends to take on an attack mentality. Countless talking heads from Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity to the FOX News speaker of the moment compares each
That expires today, bucko. But don't worry: mortgage loan modification is available today and after 09/09/09. (Photo: flickr.com)

09/09/09 | Your Lucky Day or “Suffering” in Japanese?

This probably won’t happen again in your lifetime If you’re looking to do a mortgage loan modification or play the lotto, 9 9 09 (or 9/09/09 if you prefer, as I do) may just be the day to do it. Or perhaps you want to get your hands on the new game “The Beatles: Rock
Rickey Chekevdia has been found by Illinois State Police after two years of being hiding in the walls of his maternal grandparents' home. (Photo: missingkids.com)

Boy Found in Wall | Mother Hid Him From the Sun

Parents must stop running, settle differences like adults Michael Chekevdia and Shannon Wilfong of Illinois appear to have had a difficult marriage. But the moment they had their son Ricky Chekevdia in 2003, the responsibility landed upon both their shoulders to ensure that Ricky had a safe, nurturing home. If Michael and Shannon had difficulties
EPPICard seems simple enough. But consumer experience has been checkered by misplaced funds, service problems and identity theft via online phishing scams. (Photo: http://www.jokqt.qkpy.com/common/imagelib/index.htm/1138_500_250_crop_e6393.jpg)

EPPICard | Scams and Poor Service Darken Welfare Service

ID theft and misplaced funds checker EPPICard’s record When you’re unemployed, your unemployment check each week is a real life-saver. Sure, most of us aren’t that far removed from living on the street if our jobs ceased to exist. That’s a disturbing reality that many Americans face in a system that has lost the ability
That's no message in a bottle. There's a light bulb ban on, and that's an enemy of green living. Destroy! (Photo: flickr.com)

Light Bulb Ban in EU | U.S., Canada Slow to Keep Up

Europeans stock up on incandescent bulbs This reminds me of when Americans were stocking up on firearms as the fear of Obama clawed at their hearts. Unfounded or not, when there’s talk that something people need or like is perhaps going to be taken away, people race to the stores and fill their arms with
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National Affairs Magazine a Bold Move in a Weak Industry

A mind-blowing business decision Did I just read this New York Times commentary correctly? It says a new quarterly magazine called National Affairs started yesterday (Monday). David Brooks says that National Affairs magazine is meant to continue the work of The Public Interest, a magazine that shut down in 2005. Brooks writes that National Affairs
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Obama School Speech | Dream Big, Kids

Are hard work and respect socialist agenda? It’s a ridiculous question, of course. Can’t we all appreciate that the president wants our youth to work hard and achieve a bright future for themselves and America as a whole? Because the more well-prepared, motivated young people who enter the adult world, the better this country will
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Payday Loans | Teaching Me the Value of Money

Something for nothing? Not in the real world Payday loans weren’t around when I first learned how to handle money. If they had been (and had I been eligible to apply for them), I’m sure I would have learned very quickly that in the real world you simply don’t get something for nothing. Many of