for all of this? Nothing. I hear abouthow Americans come together intimes of trouble, but the one thingAmericans have not come togetheron is sharing the cost of health care.I was in a gas station in Interna-tional Falls, Minnesota, and therewas a donation jar for an 11-year-oldgirl with stage III cancer and noinsurance. That would never happenin Canada. Do not be afraid of health-care reform.
You’ve got to be kidding: JuneGriffith was nearly killed by an on-coming train (Heroes: “DangerousCrossing”), which obliterated hercar, and she was given a ticket for“inattentive driving”? The poorwoman was lost at night and gotstuck! The police officers shouldapologize to Griffith, refund anyfine, and remove the violationfrom her driving record.
As a wildlife filmmaker who livesin grizzly bear country, I read withgreat interest about how RonLeming Sr. saved his son from abear attack (“Arrow to the Heart”).While a great tragedy was averted,if the pair had carried pepperspray, they could have defendedthemselves—and that bear wouldstill be roaming Wyoming’smajestic backcountry.
We asked readers on our e-mail panelto complete this sentence: “I’ll knowthe recession is over when …” Thetop indicator? When more jobs areavailable (
). Other telltale signs:
“… I’m able to sell my home forat least the amount I originally paidfor it.”
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“… people start smiling again.”
“… frugality is no longer apopular topic.”
“… I don’t feel guilty spending $20on something I want but don’t need.”
“… I have to turn work away (I’ma self-employed carpenter).”
“… I can move out of my parents’house.”
“… my employer stops cuttingbenefits and actually gives me a raise.”
“… my husband feels ‘safe’ enoughto take some time off from work.”
“… traffic jams are back.”
“… I can sleep at night.”
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