Tag: June

Unemployment Numbers for June

The unemployment rate stayed steady. From BLS: Nonfarm payroll employment continued to edge up in June (+80,000), and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Professional and business services added jobs, and employment in other major industries changed little over the month.

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Facts About Juneteenth

(I thought that I would re-post this. Enjoy.) What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is the celebration to mark the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger, landing at Galveston, Texas, made the announcement that the Civil War was over and that slaves were free. (Above–Ashton Villa. It was from the balcony of this house that the Emancipation Proclamation was read in the event now known as Juneteenth. Photo by Nick Saum  www.nicksaumphotography.com) Juneteenth for 2011 will be observed on Sunday, June 19. It is important that we are all aware of Juneteenth. The freedom of all

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Blackwater under the microscope

Blackwater will be testifying before Congress tomorrow. It appears that there was a 2005 shooting that they tried to cover up. Oh and the State Department just released a report which “proves” that Blackwater was not at fault in this latest shooting. Update: Video added. ——— From WaPo: Blackwater USA is an out-of-control outfit indifferent to Iraqi civilian casualties, according to a critical report released Monday by a key congressional committee. Among the most serious charges against the prominent security firm is that Blackwater contractors sought to cover up a June 2005 shooting of an Iraqi man and the company paid,

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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