AP (Via ABC) reports that:
Sunbathers 'hang out' Next To Child Corpses:
Sunbathers on a beach soaking up the rays, next to a pair of covered child corpses.
The beachgoers carried on Saturday as if nothing were amiss, ignoring that two children from the Roma [Gypsy]ethnic group had drowned, ostensibly before their eyes.
"We picked up the bodies amid total indifference," the ambulance driver who went to collect the bodies told the Italian newspaper..
People were eating lunch only a few feet away from the dead girls.
This incident comes as Italy has recently been criticized for its treatment of the Roma people, a population historically familiar with persecution (*). They are often referred to as Gypsies.
The Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzo Sepe, warned on his blog that "to be indifferent should not be human," when told of the news.
(*) Mark shudders as he says: Replace the word Roma/Gypsies with ...the 'N' word, or the word "Dirty Jews" and then RE-READ the ENTIRE article...
OK, you wanted a Political discussion: Here goes.
The background I believe that:
* We're HEADING into a DEPRESSION.
* It's going to be as BAD as the last one.
* According to Robert Reich (former Sec'y of Labor under Clinton): The only number that he EVER saw, defining the
depression was that the unemployment rate hovered around 25%.
* We need a new deal.
* After 58 years of NO Health Care Reform (since 1950!) it will FINALLY be coming soon...
* We've managed to WASTE a FULL generation (from Zero to thirty) with decaying social, educational, and interpersonal skills.
* Our nation is no longer DOING (producing) anything.
SO, from these few premises, I have extrapolated a great deal of items to FIX our society...
We need to make sure that a number of issues are resolved ALL at once.
If we don't do them ALL at once, its like juggling three RUNNING chain saws, but dropping one!
Here's what I came up with:
We need to do the FOLLOWING to FIX our Society:
* Create A Living Wage
* Create a National Single payer Healthcare
* Create a National 3-4 year draft (or alternate service)
* Create a Federally paid Day Care starting at six months
* Implement Tax Reform on the ULTRA Rich
* Lobbying (Political Reform)
* Infrastructure (road /bridge/Systems repairs)
* Lack of Training/futures
* Truth and Reconcilliation Commission
* A new "Manhattan" project, focusing on Energy INDEPENDENCE
See my other blog: http://sos-newdeal.blogspot.com for more details.