Thursday, April 17, 2008

In the News: Apr-17

Homeland Security employees not satisfied with their jobs - 17 Apr 2008 at 9:40pm - WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department employees mostly are an unhappy lot. An internal survey of about 141,000 of the department's 208,000 employees found that only 58 percent were satisfied with their jobs, the same as results from a 2006 survey that measured job satisfaction across the government. The department ranked at the bottom in the 2006 poll, which was conducted by the Office of Personnel Management.

Nearly 1 in 5 troops has mental problems after war service - 17 Apr 2008 at 9:39pm - WASHINGTON -- Roughly one in every five U.S. troops who have survived the bombs and other dangers of Iraq and Afghanistan now suffers from major depression or post-traumatic stress, an independent study said Thursday. It estimated the toll at 300,000 or more.

Bush says U.S. economy in "rough patch" - 17 Apr 2008 at 9:19pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday the U.S. economy was in a "rough patch" but noted that steps have been taken to try to spur growth.

Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt' - 17 Apr 2008 at 9:15pm - WASHINGTON — The war in Iraq has become "a major debacle" and the outcome "is in doubt" despite improvements in security from the buildup in U.S. forces, according to a highly critical study published Thursday by the Pentagon's premier military educational institute.

Thought for the day:
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. -Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)


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