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  • GOP struggles with health care plan

    07/01/2017 11:07:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 12 replies
    GOP struggles with health care plan ^ | 1972 | Joe Egan and Gerry
    Un named officials have just released a bombsmell. This previously encrypted 72 missive from the to be President of the United States, Congressmen Paul and Mitch.
  • AFTER THE LIBERATION OF MOSUL: LAST STAND FOR CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

    06/06/2017 6:03:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 5, 2017 | Lars Adaktusson
    The number of Christians in Iraq has decreased from 1.5 million 15 years ago to a couple of hundred thousand today. As the battle of Mosul comes to an end and Islamic State (ISIS) about to be defeated in Iraq, rapid action from the international community needs to be taken to safeguard the existence of Christians in the country. This is their last stand. The battle of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, is in its final stages. Predictions are that the city might be fully liberated before the end of Ramadan. While, due to a decade of persecution of “infidels” in...
  • EMAIL: Hillary Complained She Was Reading 'Poll-tested lines that don’t work'

    10/25/2016 6:08:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | October 15, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    She knows she's just saying what polls find Americans want to hear. In a 2015 email to campaign manager Robby Mook, speech writer Dan Schwerin revealed Hillary wasn't happy with her staff performance. "HRC just called me and expressed a fair amount of frustration with how things are going," Schwerin wrote in June. "She said we've given a series of very good policy speeches and in between we just keep giving her poll-tested lines that don't work, like make the middle class mean something," he told Mook.
  • America’s middle class is headed toward extinction

    05/12/2016 7:40:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. In nearly one-quarter of metro areas, middle-class adults no longer make up a majority, the Pew analysis found. That’s up from fewer than 10 percent of metro areas in 2000. Pew defines the middle class as households with incomes between two-thirds of median income and twice the median, adjusted for household size and the local...
  • Middle Class Incomes Yet To Recover From Crisis As Wealth Gap Widens

    06/18/2015 7:08:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/18/15 | Tyler Durden
    “First, widening inequality is a very long-term trend, one that has been decades in the making. The degree of inequality we see today is primarily the result of deep structural changes in our economy that have taken place over many years, including globalization, technological progress, demographic trends, and institutional change in the labor market and elsewhere. By comparison to the influence of these long-term factors, the effects of monetary policy on inequality are almost certainly modest and transient.” That’s what Blogger Ben Bernanke (who is of course distinct from PIMCO advisor Ben and Citadel co-conspirator Ben) had to say earlier...
  • Biden: In D.C., 'Being Middle Class...Means You’re Not Sophisticated'

    03/12/2015 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/12/15 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - "In this town, being middle class is not viewed as a compliment -- it means you’re not sophisticated," Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering in Washington on Wednesday. He was touting the virtues of middle-class economics when he made the comment at the National Press Club. "Today, not only have we walked the long road back, but we’ve built the foundations, in my view, on which our economic futures continue to be built and that has to be a future where the middle class is dealt back into the deal, where there’s really opportunity and jobs you...
  • Preparing For War!?

    02/09/2015 2:36:25 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 16 replies
    Putin is spending big on military modernization despite Russia's economic woes http://t.co/iW2gBntJ8o — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) February 4, 2015 Russian Air Force And Navy To Receive 200 New Aircraft In 2015, More Than Most World Air Forces Have Russia is proceeding with an ambitious plan to bolster its air force, at a time when its military aircraft are conducting more and more flights probing the air defenses of its neighbors and raising fears of a new Cold War. It will receive more than 200 new airplanes and helicopters this year, a staggeringly high number considering that most of the world’s...
  • The Upper Middle Class Is Ruining America

    01/31/2015 9:42:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Slate ^ | January 30, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    I first encountered the upper middle class when I attended a big magnet high school in Manhattan that attracted a decent number of brainy, better-off kids whose parents preferred not to pay private-school tuition. Growing up in an immigrant household, I’d felt largely immune to class distinctions. Before high school, some of the kids I knew were somewhat worse off, and others were somewhat better off than most, but we generally all fell into the same lower-middle- or middle-middle-class milieu. So high school was a revelation. Status distinctions that had been entirely obscure to me came into focus. Everything about...
  • The devalued American worker: The past three recessions sparked a chain reaction of layoffs

    12/15/2014 7:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jim Tankersley
    Midway through the last game of the 2013 Carolina League season, after he’d swept peanut shells and mopped soda off the concourse, Ed Green lumbered upstairs to the box seats to dump the garbage. Green was already 12 hours into his workday. He rose at dawn to lay tar on the highway. As the sun sank, he switched uniforms and drove to BB&T Ballpark, where he runs the custodial crew for a minor-league baseball team. Now it was dark and his radio was crackling. It was his boss, asking him to head back downstairs. Green walked onto the first-base line...
  • Why America’s middle class is lost

    12/13/2014 6:44:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jim Tankersley
    One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles. And then another day, not too long after, he sat at a long wood bar with a black-and-white television hanging over it, and he watched that hunk of metal land a man on the moon. On July 20, 1969 — the day of the landing — Thompson sipped his Budweiser and thought about all the people who had ever stared at that moon. Kings and queens and Jesus Christ himself. He marveled at how when it came time to...
  • Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

    11/12/2014 7:27:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    free beacon ^ | 11/12/14 | staff
    Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that people in Washington don’t think it’s a good thing to be labeled as middle class. Speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Houston, Biden reminded attendees of his nickname, “Middle-Class Joe.” “In Washington, that’s not meant as a compliment–it means you’re not sophisticated,” Biden said.
  • Things In The Middle East Are About To Get Much Worse

    07/24/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Sky News and twitter via zero hedge ^ | 7/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    There are major clashes occurring currently in The West Bank tonight as claims of 10s of thousands and Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers. Sadly, as the photos below reveal taken moments ago show, things appear set to get very much worse. Rami de Ramallah @Ramideramallah Follow Qalandia now. 7 injured 1 serious. Israelis soldiers use life bullets #48Kmarch #GazaUnderAttack #BDS فلسطين i @iFalasteen Follow RIGHT NOW: thousands of people are clashing in Qalandya with live amo used and kids using rocks... #PalestineResists 1:09 PM - 24 Jul 2014 RIGHT NOW: thousands of people are clashing with Israeli soldiers in...
  • Podcast: Obama's Middle East Peace Push Has Backfired

    07/09/2014 10:15:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/9/14 | staff
    The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on his recent Tablet column "America Is the Arsonist of the Middle East." 
  • The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America

    04/23/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    For most of Canada's existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans. Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. Back in the year 2000, middle class Canadians were earning much less than middle class Americans, but since then there has been a dramatic shift. At this point, middle class Canadians are actually earning more than middle class Americans are. The Canadian economy has been booming thanks to a rapidly growing oil industry, and meanwhile the U.S. middle class has been steadily shrinking. If current trends continue, a whole bunch...
  • The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

    04/22/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy
    The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades. After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans.
  • 28 Signs That The Middle Class Is Heading Towards Extinction

    02/06/2014 5:34:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/6/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, The death of the middle class in America has become so painfully obvious that now even the New York Times is doing stories about it. Millions of middle class jobs have disappeared, incomes are steadily decreasing, the rate of homeownership has declined for eight years in a row and U.S. consumers have accumulated record-setting levels of debt. Being independent is at the heart of what it means to be "middle class", and unfortunately the percentage of Americans that are able to take care of themselves without government assistance continues to decline....
  • What World War I Did to the Middle East

    02/03/2014 8:59:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Spiegel ^ | January 31, 2014 | Bernhard Zand
    Damascus, year three of the civil war: The 4th Division of the Syrian army has entrenched itself on Kassioun Mountain, the place where Cain is said to have slain his brother Abel. United Nations ballistics experts say the poison gas projectiles that landed in the Damascus suburbs of Muadamiya and Ain Tarma in the morning hours of Aug. 21, 2013 were fired from somewhere up on the mountain. Some 1,400 people died in the attack -- 1,400 of the more than 100,000 people who have lost their lives since the beginning of the conflict. ........................................................ That, though, is likely only...
  • Two “Middle Eastern Soldiers” Arrested for Trying to Abduct 12 Year-Old Missouri Girl for Sex

    10/24/2013 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/24/13 | Jim Hoft
    Two “Middle Eastern soldiers” training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri were arrested for trying to abduct a 12 year-old local girl for sex.KHOU reported, via Free Republic: Two men training at Fort Leonard Wood are in custody after deputies say they tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Pulaski County Friday afternoon.Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, 34, and Antoine Clela, 31, were charged with enticement of a child and harassment.The victim told police she was playing with a sibling in her yard when Mefleh and Clela approached her several times and tried to lure her into their vehicle. She told...
  • Poll: Obama No Help to the Middle Class

    08/01/2013 3:52:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    USNews ^ | 8/1/13 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    Despite his ongoing campaign to promote his economic agenda, President Obama is having trouble persuading the country that his policies are helping the middle class. The latest Monmouth University poll finds that a plurality of Americans think Wall Street and other elites have been served better than the middle class by the president. Only 12 percent of Americans said middle class families have greatly benefited from Obama's policies, while 46 percent said they haven't benefited at all and an additional 39 percent say they have benefited only a "little." [READ: GOP Strategist: Obama in a 'World of Hurt'] There is...
  • Obama Among The Middle Class: The Photo Album So Far

    07/30/2013 6:52:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/30/13 | Tyler Durden
    First, the middle class organizer-in-chief was channeling the TOTUS from Knox College in Illinois. He sounded very persuasive and his speech had all the right accents and dramatic pauses.  Then, the TOTUS used its now traditional presidential vessel to deliver even more remarks in Jacksonville, Florida.  The speech was full of climaxes and denouements, protagonists and antagonists, and applause and laughter breaks interspersed with virtuoso precision. Today, the wealth redistributor par excellence came to us live from an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, TN where with dramatically rolled-up sleeves, Obama praised a vision of a full-time middle class to a fulfillment center...