Saturday, October 16, 2010


We begin this week's news by celebrating the fact that the trapped miners in Chile have been rescued and all are expected to make a full recovery. The Free Choice E-zine was aware of the rescue efforts for quite some time, but was leery of reporting on this prematurely in case something went wrong, so erred on the side of cautious optimism.

We reported on this imprisoned Chinese dissident being awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize last week. Since then, upon hearing of the award via his wife, Liu dedicated his award to the martyrs of the Tienanmen Square Protests from 1989. She has since been placed under house arrest!

*The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be no cost of living increase in social security benefits for 2011 since inflation has not risen that high since the 2009 cost of living increase came into effect.
*The ads and mudslinging in the upcoming Presidential elections heats up as Democrats, Republicans, and third party candidates step up their campaign efforts in hopes of being elected November 2.
*President Barack Obama wants to end the Bush Administration perks to companies for creating overseas jobs when those positions should be filled domestically. Meanwhile, the Republican want to push the issue of extending the Bush Administration tax cuts to a vote before the elections, while Democrats want to table the discussion until afterwards, since most of that legislation favored the upper class.

*The Texas Rangers take on the New York Yankees to determine who will represent the American League while the San Francisco Giants face the Philadelphia Phillies for the National League title to see who will represent their respective side in the upcoming World Series of Major League Baseball.

We are sad to report the death of actress Barbara Billingsley, best known for her role of June Cleaver between Leave It To Beaver and the mid-1990s sequel Still The Beaver.

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