I am going to start a new feature here. Each week, usually on a Saturday; I will post several links from the week recounting some of the most prominent and sometimes strangest stories of the week. We will see how this feature takes shape.
- Libyan dictator Mohmar Gadhafi was killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte Thursday morning.
- Gap between wealthy and average worker continues rising.
- U.S census data released Thursday that poverty grew in states across the country. States with the highest poverty: Mississippi (22.4%) and New Mexico (20.4%). State with the lowest poverty rate New Hampshire (8.0%), one of the few states with a poverty rate below 10%.
- A member of The Tea Party Nation says she will stop hiring people, hoping a continuing sour economy will cause voters to vote for a Republican in 2012.
- Conservative post of the week: One may not agree with Victor Davis Hanson. And while he uses his National Review article to bash the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, he does make some good points about the larger economic challenges that face us.
- Say What? Marketing yourself good, marketing the sale of illegal narcotics by distributing flyers in your neighborhood when you have heroin, marijuana, thousands of dollars, a sawed off shot gun, and meth lab equipment in your house BAD!Tied for spot in the previous category: Most unusual excuses given when calling out of work 2011.
- This Date in History: (October 20, 1967) Poet Allen Ginsberg and legendary activist (and Massachusetts native) Abbie Hoffman were among the 700,000 who marched on the D.C Mall and attempted to exorcise the Pentagon
- Posts authored this week on Pioneer Valley Dispatch: ” ‘Occupy Wall Street’ becomes ‘Occupy Northampton’ also attached photo gallery on Occupy Northampton event.