02 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Birthday Traffic Swirl!

On November 8th Traffic Swirl will be turning 3 years old, so I’m celebrating by giving away $2,000 Cash.

I’m paying out $1000 in cash to the top 500 members based on daily activity, referrals, and referral activity from now through November 11th.

I’ve also loaded $1000 cash and one of a kind special edition Birthday chat backgrounds in to our Limited Edition Birthday Gift Boxes available this week only in the Marketplace.

Come celebrate with us at Traffic Swirl and win now through November 11th.

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08 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Down to raisins: The greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history

Statue of Liberty - Oil Spill

Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: Sparkly Kate, erix!

There is an old story about Abraham Lincoln spending vast amounts of time in the telegraph room of the War Department waiting for dispatches from his commanders in the field. One day, according to Lincoln biographer John C. Waugh, after a particularly long night, the president turned to the telegraph operators and said, “Well, boys, I am down to raisins.”

When asked to explain the phrase, Lincoln told the story of the little girl who celebrated her birthday by feasting on sweets, followed by raisins for dessert. Soon, she became violently sick and started throwing up everything she had eaten. Her concerned parents summoned a doctor, who upon investigating her issue, told the parents the danger was past and that she was “down to raisins.”

That’s us; that’s you and me, and certainly that’s the people in the Gulf region. We have all become so sickened by the events surrounding the collapse of the Deepwater Horizon and the broad-spectrum, oil-soaked destruction, which has not even begun to sink its teeth in, that we are all down to raisins. […]

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