Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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………………..recession year…
………………..he removes the
………………..scarecrow’s pants

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Headlines:

“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Daily Yonder)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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Church side door—
in a cracked hand
two coins

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Headlines:

“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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………………..crime and baseball—
………………..three strikes and
………………..you’re out

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Headlines:

“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (DigiHub)

“NZ should not sign international piracy agreement” (National Business Review)

“EU Ready To Guarantee Internet Access and Neutrality” (CIO Today)

“’3 strikes’ strikes out in NZ as government yanks law” (Ars Technica)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Oldest US newspaper for gays and lesbians shutting down” (Paul Smith)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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………………..beneath the sign
………………..a look that also says
………………..‘closing down’

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Headlines:

“LGBT Paper ‘Washington Blade’ To File For Bankruptcy And Close” (NowPublic)

“Oldest US newspaper for gays and lesbians shutting down” (Associated Free Press)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Paul Smith)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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………………..deepening recession
………………..she spends twice as long
………………..in half the shops

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Headlines:

“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Reuters)

“What if a Recovery Is All in Your Head?” (New York Times)

“Recession Blog” (Recession.org)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Soludo and Hegel’s theory” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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………………..silverfish…
………………..Hegel’s argument
………………..full of holes

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Headlines:

“Soludo and Hegel’s theory” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Note: A silverfish is a small, wingless insect, sometimes called a “mothfish” or a “paramite.” They burrow into books and slowly eat through the pages. Georg Hegel (1770-1831), on the other hand, is a well known German philosopher.

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“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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………………..pending layoffs
………………..the janitor vacuums
………………..a second time

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Headlines:

“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Providence Journal)

“Year in review: Unemployment rises, economy declines” (Cullman Times)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Liquor sales extended to 2 am: longer hours may help restaurants and bars” (Michael Henry Lee)

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

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sobriety check point
the nations oldest city
comes of age

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Headlines:

“Liquor sales extended to 2 am: longer hours may help restaurants and bars” (Saint Augustine Record)

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Union holds GST rise protest” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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………………..tax cuts for the rich
………………..again
………………..her kids ask
………………..why do some people
………………..have to be poor

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Headlines:

“National have no plan for the economy” (Scoop)

“Key bares his real motives – are we still in love?” (The Herald)

“Union holds GST rise protest” (Radio New Zealand)

“The Smiling Assassin’s tax changes” (Stuff News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Stockton, California Is Foreclosureville, USA, Has One Of The Worst Foreclosure Rates In The United Sates” (Michael Henry Lee)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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buyer’s market
the realtor kept insisting—
till the bitter end

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Headlines:

“Stockton, California Is Foreclosureville, USA, Has One Of The Worst Foreclosure Rates In The United Sates” (Huffington Post)

Foreclosureville, USA Homepage

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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