Monday, March 29, 2010


In Mourning

Flowers stand on the platform at Lubyanka in memory of the victims.

Bowed but Not Broken
A commuter who was injured in the explosion departs the Park Kultury station. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin cut short a trip to Siberia to Moscow to oversee the government's response. In a statement, he vowed that "the terrorists will be destroyed."


Paramedics talk to a survivor of the explosion at the Park Kultury station


A woman wounded in the bombing at Park Kultury is removed from the station.


The attacks are the second major terrorist assault on the Russian transportation system in the past year. In November 2009, a bomb derailed a luxury train traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg, killing 26 people. Authorities have linked that attack to Muslim insurgents from the Caucasus.

Emergency Workers

Close to 40 people were reportedly killed and more than 100 injured.


Authorities report that the bombs were set off by two women, one of whom was seen with an explosive belt fastened to her body.

Blast Site

On Monday morning, March 29, two bombs exploded in the Moscow subway system. The first, at around 7:50 a.m. Moscow time, occurred as a train stood at the central Lubyanka station, beneath the offices of the FSB (Federal Security Services) intelligence agency. Roughly 40 minutes later, a second explosion ripped through a train at Park Kultury, where this photograph was taken.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


(WASHINGTON) — 03-23-2010

President Barack Obama's yearlong health care overhaul drama featured dozens of speeches, contentious debate and a televised summit with lawmakers before a divided Congress passed the bill. An elaborate White House signing ceremony kicks off the next act: selling the sweeping changes to a skeptical public.
House and Senate Democrats who backed the bill as well as lesser-known people whose health care struggles have touched Obama were expected to join him Tuesday for the ceremony in the East Room. Afterward, Obama and much of that audience were heading to the Interior Department for an even larger celebration.

Act II begins Thursday when Obama visits Iowa City, Iowa, where as a presidential candidate he announced his health care plan in May 2007, to talk about how it will help lower health care costs for small businesses and families.
The House late Sunday voted 219-212 — no Republicans voted in favor — to send the 10-year, $938 billion bill to Obama. The measure, which the Senate passed in December, eventually will extend coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans, reduce federal budget deficits and ban such insurance company practices as denying coverage to people with existing medical problems.

A companion measure sought by House Democrats to make a series of changes to the main bill was approved 220-211. It goes to the Senate, where debate could begin as early as Tuesday. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he has the votes to pass it — though only under special budget rules requiring just a simple majority vote.
Republicans united in opposition to Obama's redesign of the health care system, which they criticized as an unwarranted government takeover and pledged to repeal it. They plan to offer scores of amendments to slow or change the companion measure, which Democrats hope to approve as written and send directly to Obama for his signature.
Within six months of enactment of the bill — or by the end of September — consumers should notice some changes. Among them, insurers would be required to keep young adults as beneficiaries on their parents' health plans until they turn 26, and companies would no longer be allowed to deny coverage to sick children.
Other changes would not kick in until 2014.
By then, most Americans will for the first time be required to carry health insurance — either through an employer, through a government program or by buying it for themselves. Those who refuse will face penalties from the IRS.
Tax credits to help pay for premiums also will start flowing to middle-class working families with incomes up to $88,000 a year, and Medicaid will be expanded to cover more low-income people.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the bill awaiting Obama's signature would cut federal budget deficits by an estimated $143 billion over a decade.
The second measure, which House Democrats demanded before agreeing to approve the first one, includes enough money to close a gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage over the next decade, starting with an election-year rebate of $250 later this year for seniors facing high costs.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Irena Sendler

There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the WarsawGhetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive' ... She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German.)

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids..)

She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises..

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed.

Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize ...

She was not selected.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Prince Williams in local atire opens the supreme court in New Zealand

A man charges in his horse, celebrating Saint Anthony the patron saint of animals, Spain

Little Floria 7 hugs her teddy bear in a tent for displaced Haitians

Vigil conmemorating 65 years of the liberation from Auschwitz Nazi Camp

Alone this homeowner waits for more compensation or else no deal, China

Lotto winners kiss among colorful balls to celebrate in NY

An Amish couple ride in the snow, Maryland USA

A man covered in mud stands among the rubble in Port au Prince, Haiti

Children in Mexico next to an armed soldier in camouflage

Friday, March 12, 2010


Votes are counted at the Independent High Electoral Commission headquarters in Baghdad following Iraq's general elections on Sunday.
Water Works This week, heavy winds sent waves from the Caribbean Sea crashing over Havana's seawall, flooding the city's streets.
Pile Up In Santiago, Chile, cars lie overturned after the highway they were traveling on buckled during Saturday's 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
Illicit Police officers walk amidst seized marijuana packages in Santander de Quilichao, Colombia.

Monday, March 1, 2010


After the tidal wave that hit Curanipe minutes after the 8.8 earthquake