With unemployment on the Emerald Isle headed towards the stratosphere, the Irish Ministry for Social Protection has mailed out thousands of notices to those still on Government Punt should literally seek employment elsewhere, as reported by The Independent (of London, England) and the Indian-Muslim centered news portal Two Circles both on Dec. 13, 2013.
With joblessness actually improving to a still unbelievably high 12.5 percent, the central government has sent 6,000 notifications to those drawing welfare payments that they should consider finding a job overseas.
Nancy Wilde never expected any recompense for what she considered small acts of decency and kindness in a world that isn’t always decent or kind, but thanks is what she got from an unexpected source, as reported by the Wausau Daily Herald (of Wisconsin) on Dec. 14, 2013.
Started just a handful of years ago, 74-year-old Wilde of Merrill, Wisconsin started sending Christmas cards to troops stationed around the globe, many of whom are in their first hitch in the Armed Forces and away from home for the first time in their lives.
Little did anyone realize at the time did those first handful of cards would eventually total well over 2,400 and counting, along with recognition and thanks from the United States Marine Corps.