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The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us or on my own Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting website at www.mylesrose.com

Los Angeles Architectural History

Los Angeles Architectural History
1935 Art Deco at some of its finest: No. 168 - Griffith Observatory- (click on the photo for information)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Some folks explain "Why I Took Social Security Early"

Elaine Armstrong, 63

At age 62, I was laid off from my job when the small landscaping company where I worked as a bookkeeper was acquired by a Canadian conglomerate. I had $10,000 in credit card debt at the time and aside from unemployment benefits, I had no other source of income..... her story and more ....

Kudos to the U.S. Department of Labor for keeping a keen eye on the situation

Our government with a close eye on the situation again - that word keeps showing up ... "unexpectedly". Kudos to the folks in our Labor Department.  The "big deals" in some business sectors are becoming less effective in helping the economy as the unemployment rate climbs.

Stocks drop as jobless claims rise unexpectedly
Stephen Bernard, AP Business Writer, On Thursday August 19, 2010, 10:36 am

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks tumbled Thursday after two disappointing economic reports renewed investors' concerns about the pace of a recovery.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 127 points in morning trading. Broader indexes also fell more than 1 percent.

The Labor Department said claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week and the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia said manufacturing activity in the mid-Atlantic region has dropped during August.

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