Archive for November 5th, 2011

Thousands of U.S. military veterans are heeding the rallying cry of Occupy Wall Street, saying corporate contractors in Iraq made big money while the troops defending them came home — and can’t make a living now.

“For too long, our voices have been silenced, suppressed and ignored in favor of the voices of Wall Street and the banks and the corporations,” said Joseph Carter, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who marched Wednesday to Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the movement that has spread worldwide.

More: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9QP9F3G0.htm

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The Seldom Scene

When I lived near DC in the 80s this was the house band of Washington’s premier folk club, the Birchmere. They played on Thursday nights, and I saw them many times. The Seldom Scene played the sweetest kind of bluegrass, at least before the arrival of Alison Krause. There was nothing like the late John Duffy’s fine tenor….

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