Virtually Speaking Podcasts for Sunday April 3 - Friday April 8

This week, we talk with DAN ELLSBERG | GLENN GREENWALD | @OURMANINABIKO | DR DAWG | KEVIN WOOD| STUART ZECHMAN | WARREN MOSLER | All programs broadcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio.  Subscribe free at iTunes. Watch for more here  Unusually, this week it's an all-male guest line-up. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••...more

Life is Fragile: Protect What You Have

We believe we are doing our best to protect what we value most in our lives.. family first, then our homes, our jobs, and our income.  But how secure are they really? How sure are you that you have done everything to safeguard your life’s most precious possessions?Recent global events– from natural disasters to the Middle East violence– can make us realize just how fragile life really is. Catastrophic events make us feel mortal, providing a stark glimpse into an uncertain future.  So protecting what we have now is the best we can do....more

Poland's Decision to Suspend Compensation Plans for WWII Victims

I should be writing a recipe about Polish Creamed Green Peas and another about raising a bi-lingual child in the USA, but...Right now, there is a controversial decision by the Polish government being discussed around the world.  The decision to suspend compensation plans for real estate seized by Nazi Germany and then by the USSR Communists.If you haven't heard about it, I asked's facebook fan page admi...more

Coupon Clipping PC Style

Online coupons are a great way to save, and you can find huge discounts at daily deal sites and ...more

Economic Meltdown

Seriously, this last 2-and-a-half years has been hell for our family.  How we've made it this far without losing our home is nothing short of God-intervention.  But, today, I felt I needed to share with all you dear readers and friends the reasons why my posts have been sparingly.  My state-of-mind.  That really is it.  My state-of-mind has been in a meltdown of sorts, and not just recently either....more

Thank you for sharing and helping us all in the process. I will keep you in my ...more

Too Much to Ask?

Returning from a rally on our state capital on President’s Day, I wrote on my Facebook page: Americans join the worldwide struggle to push back again rich, corrupt government officials in the pockets of multinational corporations. We demand the right to free speech, the right to assemble and the right to fair compensation for our work. We stand for the right of every American to achieve the American Dream. We stand for our heritage and America's destiny. We are not afraid any more....more

Thank you for sharing your story. Statements like your cousins always puzzle me. Can they ...more

BlogHer Went to the White House

When BlogHer asked if I could attend the Women’s Online Summit at the White House, the answer was hells yeah. So last Monday, I went to the White House with representatives from 25 other online sites to be briefed on a wide-range of issues as well as learn about the informational resources the White house is making available to news services and the American public in general. ...more

This sounds like an amazing experience. President Obama seems to sincerely have an ...more

Politics Impact Individual Economics: Changing One Changes Both

Thing is as a child, with one parent working full time and my mother working very part time (outside the home) we had no telephone, why bother?  Every one you wanted to talk to lived around your back fence.  Daily women, balancing on the lower rail of the wooden fence, elbows on the top of the fence, exchanged views and news over that fence.  The favorite meeting place was where the corners of four fences met.  Those who lived further away could be reached by postcard or letter.  Postcards were the email of the day.  We were one of the few families to h...more

Move Forward Because the World Has Changed: Obama's State of the Union

It's time for Americans and our politicians to seek unity for the sake of the nation, and "instead of re-fighting the battles of the last two years, let's fix what needs fixing and move forward." That was the theme of President Barack Obama's second State of the Union address that he delivered to the nation tonight. More than once he used the phrase "move forward," appealing to Democratic and Republican Party legislators to work together, and finally, invoking the American Dream, he relayed a stream of images designed to inspire striving for our ideals. ...more

Nordette, Thanks for this thoughtful post.

I thought the President did a great job last ...more

Snooki: A Situation Of High Hair & Low Expectations

It's time to check up on Snooki, my maternal muse.    Snooki recently made big news. She changed her hair. Both CNN and MSNBC featured this significant event on their home pages.    On July 13, 2010, I believe Congress was laboring over unemployment benefit extensions.   But really, who cares?...more