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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

News Factoids for December 2011 & January 2012

"At this point, the Republican candidates for U.S. President can be referred to as 'The Four Stooges'."
~~ G.E. Nordell

Notice arrived that I am getting a C.O.L.A. increase (Cost of Living Adjustment) of $40 on my monthly Social Security check, which started in January – after no increase for the last three years. Thank you, President Obama!

About a third of all land on the planet is now desert, almost 20 million square miles, which increases every year.
~~ per New Yorker Magazine

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Apparently, the Gingrich gang are paying to destroy Romney by promoting the half-hour docufilm "King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came To Town". What I've seen of the film is all anti-Romney and does not promote anything or anyone on the Republican fascist side of U.S. politics.

The percent increase in [people on food stamps] during Mr. Bush's presidency was higher than it has been under Mr. Obama.
~~ CBS News, January 2012

General Motors sold only 7,671 Chevy Volt hybrid electric vehicles in 2011, and Nissan sold only 8,729 Leaf electric cars.
~~ news item

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