Sunday, July 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor and loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.
The findings come as President Barack Obama tries to renew his administration's emphasis on the economy, saying in recent speeches that his highest priority is to "rebuild ladders of opportunity" and reverse income inequality.
Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor."
"I think it's going to get worse," said Irene Salyers, 52, of Buchanan County, Va., a declining coal region in Appalachia. Married and divorced three times, Salyers now helps run a fruit and vegetable stand with her boyfriend, but it doesn't generate much income. They live mostly off government disability checks.
"If you do try to go apply for a job, they're not hiring people, and they're not paying that much to even go to work," she said. Children, she said, have "nothing better to do than to get on drugs."
While racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to live in poverty, race disparities in the poverty rate have narrowed substantially since the 1970s, census data show. Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press.
The gauge defines "economic insecurity" as experiencing unemployment at some point in their working lives, or a year or more of reliance on government aid such as food stamps or income below 150 percent of the poverty line. Measured across all races, the risk of economic insecurity rises to 79 percent.
"It's time that America comes to understand that many of the nation's biggest disparities, from education and life expectancy to poverty, are increasingly due to economic class position," said William Julius Wilson, a Harvard professor who specializes in race and poverty.
He noted that despite continuing economic difficulties, minorities have more optimism about the future after Obama's election, while struggling whites do not.
"There is the real possibility that white alienation will increase if steps are not taken to highlight and address inequality on a broad front," Wilson said.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
August 23, 2011
The Crack at the Top of the Washington Monument
by Rick Keefe
A 5.9 to 6.0 earthquake rocked the east coast today from Boston to
North Carolina to Chicago, but the epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia.
This earthquake emptied the Pentagon, The White House, Capitol Hill,
and many of the power centers located in skyscrapers along the eastern
seaboard. Government buildings throughout New York City were evacuated.
The National Park Service said engineers found a crack near the top of
the Washington Monument, a symbol of power and control with both
ancient Egyptian and Masonic influences. Park service spokespeople
admitted on the evening of the 5.9 quake that structural engineers had
found a crack where the 555-foot landmark narrows considerably near
Am I the only one who sees the irony in that the epicenter was in
Mineral, Virginia and just thirty miles from Monticello, beloved home
of our third and best president, Thomas Jefferson, who stood for and
penned so many of the greatest principles of our free American society?
Happy belated birthday, Thomas, whose birthday was two days earlier on
Consider the state of corruption in the United States, beginning with
the man who most benefitted from JFK’s assasination, Lyndon Johnson,
to Watergate’s Richard Nixon,
enabler Gerald Ford,
and fortunately skipping past Jimmy Carter,
but eroding further with demonic George W. Bush
and his puppet, Ronald Reagan,
lapdog Bill Clinton,
the inane George W. Bush
and his controller, cyborg Dick Cheney,
and now this sell-out Barack Obama.
Obama was supposed to have brought the troops home from Iraq by this
summer, but he has not, and he promised to close Guantanamo Bay but
did not. He had a 59-41 Senate majority for two years and control of
the House, but he failed to pass his promised agenda of legislation
bearing the mark of Democrats’ principles.
So, beginning today, on the day of the Virginia earthquake of August
23, 2011, the monument is to be closed indefinitely to keep the public
safe. If only the public could be safe from their own contemptible
government. And if you think I am joking, remember Katrina and New
Orleans and all those people the do-nothing government allowed to
drown with nearly no emergency response. Bush took three or four days
to even fly near New Orleans. What a low-life.
I guess the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, who was among the very first
Republicans when it meant good things to be a Republican, may have
just rolled over once again, looking down from somewhere above his
beloved country. Jefferson would see a country that more-or-less
tolerated the Abu Grahib tortures without prosecution at the top of
the military chain of command. Today, Jefferson would see a Congress
that ignores the assaults and unethical fascist-like restrictiveness
of the Patriot Acts on our own constitutional freedoms, even the
freedoms of those self-same congresspeople.
I feel confident that Jefferson's spirit was not taking a swipe at
George Washington, a man whom he both admired and was close to for
many years of his life, but instead was taking aim at the state of
decay and corruption we citizens have allowed here via the rigged
elections and bribed governing of the USA.
Maybe Jefferson in spirit just had to twist and shout: “A little
rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health
And maybe a little rebellion from the lower and middle classes and
even the lower-half of the upper class is in order. And I am not
taking sides with Democrats or Republicans or other smaller parties,
for we all depend on each other for our bountiful lives here in the
country Jefferson helped form.
But our government is still not resolving to fix the banking crisis,
the lack of lending by the banks, and prosecuting the corporate
criminals who engineered the crisis, because our government is
controlled and bribed by those same criminals.
Our government is dragging its feet to prevent disasters at nuclear
power plants from larger and more frequent earthquakes, is failing to
create more jobs, and is asking us to give up more and more freedoms
in the name of safety from terrorists, as evidenced in the last couple
of years we've been manhandled by the TSA.
I’m not afraid of terrorists, but I am more concerned about secret CIA
torture camps. I am greatly concerned about the string of
commanders-in-chief who have been leading this country for the last
thirty years. Their minds and hearts are seriously deformed and
defective, not just for what the have wrought on America, but for all
the foreign lives they have taken as well. It is called genocide. In
Iraq, the United States has killed over a million people for "weapons
of mass destruction" that did not exist. Millions more were starved by
sanctions, maimed and deformed by white phosphorus, depleted uranium,
and other vicious weapons technology. This is not defense of the USA;
it is offense against foreign people for their resources like oil in
Iraq and Libya, and also opium in Afghanistan.
Let there be peaceful, non-violent expressions far and wide of both
our dissatisfaction with our government, and demonstrations of worthy
ideas and alternatives to the status quo, like Tesla free energy,
single-payer health care, rebuilding our unsafe dams, bridges and
vital infrastructure for better earthquake resistance, an end to
pre-meditated, pre-emptive wars. And let us begin a sound
environmental strategy to clean up the contaminants from corporate
malfeasance like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexcio (which was
likely caused by an oil war between BP and Halliburton) and prevent
such further environmental catastrophes, not open the seas up to more
We should remember that immortal Jeffersonian wisdom, courtesy of the
man who was the author the Declaration of Independence: “A little
rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health
of government." Maybe this
earthquake will inspire us to raise our consciousness and collective
And if some of us forget as the illuminati Media Empire coaches us to
do, there will always be others of us who remember the day Monticello
sent a shockwave to DC strong enough to put a crack in the Washington
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Ben Fulford Reports
The slow fuse will keep burning through July
July 18, 2011
Although it is impossible to predict exactly how the smoke will twirl off the end of a cigarette, you can predict with certainty that eventually the smoke will be evenly distributed throughout the room. In the same way, while it is impossible to predict the individual twists and turns of the collapse of the Federal Reserve Board and the Western financial system, the end game is not in doubt. In this case, a look at the macro numbers, such things as balance of payments, external debt, tax revenue etc. show clearly that the fall of small dominoes like Greece will lead inevitably to the big Kahuna: the United States.
For now though, the order of collapse appears to be as follows: Greece, Ireland, the Baltic States, Spain, Italy, France and finally the United States. Have no doubt, there is money in the rest of the world to help these countries rebuild and restructure their economies. The rest of the world is also willing and eager to help. However, as a precondition for this help, these countries need to fundamentally change their behavior. So far, they seem too arrogant to understand the reality that they are no longer in charge of the global show. They no longer have the money to pay the actors.
Here is one example from a while ago, the details of which only recently came to light: the appearance of former Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa “drunk” at a G7 press conference in 2009. What really happened is that the Western powers asked Japan to fork up $100 billion to hand over to the IMF. Nakagawa said “sure, we’ll sell $100 billion of US Treasury holdings to pay for it.” He was going to say that at the press conference so, in order to prevent the assembled propaganda media from hearing this, he was drugged. He returned to Japan, resigned and was subsequently poisoned and killed just before he was due to meet this reporter to explain what happened.
Later the Japanese agriculture minister showed up with bandages on his face at a press conference in Japan. He refused to explain why this was. However, we have now found out it was because the rogue element of the US government was trying to extort Japanese agricultural money to pay for their “global” schemes. They were unable to.
The final move was to attack Japan with a tsunami causing seabed nuclear earthquake device in an attempt to extort money. That threat was met with a counter-threat by non-Japanese actors, to blow up the BIS, the Vatican, Chicago, La Defence in Paris and other key Western targets. The message was that nuclear blackmail is not a one-way street. This forced the Bilderberger Western elite to back off threats to cause Mt. Fuji to erupt.
In June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and said Israeli companies in charge of security at various Japanese nuclear plants would cause a total nuclear holocaust in Japan. He was told that if he did this then both Mossad US headquarters in Chicago and Israel would also be blown up. After this he backpedalled and Islraeli security was removed from Japan’s nuclear plants and many were shut down as a precaution.
A threat to set off an even worse holocaust along the New Madrid fault line in the US was also subsequently halted by White Dragon Society allies in the United States.
The genocidal cabal that hijacked the Western power centers now find themselves in a very tight spot indeed.
Senator J. Rockefeller, George Bush Senior and their drug-dealing murderer subordinate Richard Armitage have also been told in no uncertain terms they are no longer welcome in Japan. We can also confirm from Japanese military intelligence that Bush slave former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has fled to North Korea in fear of his life.
Other key cabal criminals now in fear of prison include George Bush Jr., Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Tony Blair, Carl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld and their fellow plotters of genocide and a global fascist 4th Reich.
The real question now remains what to do about Barak Obama and his government as well as the bribed, corrupt establishment in Washington D.C. corporate headquarters. A large part of the Pentagon brass support Obama because he was actually elected by a majority of the American people (unlike Bush Jr.). This is a choice for the American people to make.
The creditors of the United States, including China and Japan, are simply saying the military industrial complex needs to retool itself from a parasitical, war-mongering institution into something productive. For example DARPA the Death (nobody is fooled by the name “Defense”) advanced Research Projects Agency will have to change to LARPA (Life Advanced Research Projects Agency).
In any case, it is clear the criminal cabal in the West will not relinquish their power without more of a struggle. All the White Dragon can do for now is to keep them cut off from their funds and prevent them from starting WW3 until they are finally removed from power. That means we need stand back and watch their death throes for a while longer. Perhaps in August humanity will be freed at last.
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