Ironic Times

 NO. 115 "Expect the Ironic" NOV 25 - DEC 1, 2002 

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WHY WE LIKE THANKSGIVING
34%  Opportunity to put on a few pounds.
28%  Excitement of traveling during the busiest travel days of the year.
21%  Chance to see relatives we would not otherwise choose to see.
10%  Chance to eat foods we would not otherwise choose to eat.
7%  Animal slaughter.
 
WORLD NEWS
New Book Says U.S. Bought Warlords' Loyalty in Afghanistan
Gave them $70 million in Enron stock options.
 
ENVIRONMENT
Pace of Global Warming Surprises Scientists
Antarctica (right) is much smaller than it was last year.
U. S. NEWS
White House Prepares for "Unthinkable" Worst-Case Scenario
Emergency contingency disaster plan in place should Iraq comply with UN inspectors.
Homeland Security Bill Passes
Watch what you say.
White House Tightens Dirty Air Rules
Coal-firing plants ordered to pollute more or face fines.
 
REMINDER
      Rome didn't fall in a day.
 
New York City Mulls Putting
Homeless on Cruise Ships

Would sleep on deck, outside passengers' cabins.
Eight Cubans Fly Into Key
West, Seek Asylum

Want to live here, open Haitian restaurant.
 
BUSINESS
Air of Optimism Pervades Wall Street
Better-than-anticipated sales of gas masks, survival kits, radiation pills buoys markets.
 
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