In the United States, wealth is highly concentrated in a relatively few hands. As of 2001, the top 1% of households (the upper class) owned 33.4% of all privately held wealth, and the next 19% (the managerial, professional, and small business stratum) had 51%, which means that just 20% of the people owned a remarkable 84%, leaving only 16% of the wealth for the bottom 80% (wage and salary workers).Read below the fold...
Janet Napolitano, director designate of the Department of Homeland Security, is said to be thinking about reconsidering building that "border wall" Chertoff rammed down our throats at the hands of a compliant Congress in the "no brown people allowed" aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
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Israeli TV broadcasts call w/ doctor in Gaza whose three daughters were killed by tank shelling of his apartment building
This You Tube video may put a human face, or at least human voice, on what is happening to civilians in Gaza during the Israeli attacks. It certainly affected the Israeli reporter taking the call.
The doctor used to practice in Israel and had been in telephone contact with the station, giving observations about what was happening during the invasion. I wonder if the US MCM will pick this up--Has anyone seen anything about this on US news?
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