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  • Possible Flash Mob Hits Maryland 7-Eleven, Police Say

    08/15/2011 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies ^ | August 15, 2011
    A pack of 30 teens helped themselves to items in a Maryland 7-Eleven early Sunday morning in what authorities have labeled another instance of a possible flash mob. The store, which is located in Germantown, Md., was empty at 2 a.m. Sunday morning when a group of teenagers calmly walked in and picked out items as though they were shopping. Then, just as calmly as they entered the store, police say, they exited without paying for the items. A surveillance video from the store obtained by shows a large group of teens taking candy and other snacks. They appear...
  • Is Race Behind Teen Mob Attacks?

    08/14/2011 11:10:02 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 42 replies
    Is Race Behind Teen Mob Attacks? Fox 29 is taking a look at a very touchy and controversial issue: race and the recent teen mob attacks in Philadelphia. It's being talked about because of incidents the video shown only on fox 29, of a group of kids that attacked a man walking in Philadelphia’s old city neighborhood just blocks from the liberty bell. It's one of several attacks in Philadelphia in recent weeks. Three teenagers one in this video -- who we are not identifying -- turned themselves into police. Cops say they were walking home from Mastery Charter School...
  • Economic Woes Lead to Proliferation of Tent Cities Nationwide

    08/11/2011 12:14:41 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 13 replies ^ | August 11, 2011 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Lakewood, N.J. – While millions of Americans hold their collective breath as Wall Street wreaks havoc with their life savings and retirements, residents of Tent City, a tiny makeshift community about 70 miles south of New York City, have more immediate concerns: finding their next hot meal. For this collective of homeless and unemployed former landscapers, service industry workers and military veterans, the mention of "tarp" is sure to start a conversation about temporary rooftops, rather than a debate over President Obama's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. At Tent City in Lakewood, N.J., very few are lucky enough to...
  • Gov't considers turning foreclosures into rentals

    08/10/2011 11:20:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 10, 1:18 PM EDT | By DEREK KRAVITZ
    The Obama administration may turn thousands of government-owned foreclosures into rental properties to help boost falling home prices. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Wednesday it is seeking input from investors on how to rent roughly 250,000 homes owned by government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration. All of the homes are foreclosures. The U.S. government rescued the two mortgage giants in September 2008 and has funded them since the financial crisis. Fannie and Freddie own or guarantee about half of the nation's mortgages and nearly all new mortgages. Converting the homes into rentals...
  • Housing vouchers a golden ticket to pricey suburbs

    06/26/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 83 replies
    CHARLOTTE — It was clear that Liza Jackson’s luck had changed when she drove her pearl-white Dodge sedan, the one with the huge pink plastic eyelashes over the headlights, into Pinebrook, an eight-year-old subdivision where residents tend to notice cars with huge pink eyelashes. “There goes the neighborhood,” one homeowner said when she heard that her potential new neighbor had a federal housing voucher known as a Section 8.
  • A record 45.8 million Americans using food stamps

    08/05/2011 11:55:25 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 5, 2011
    The number of Americans using the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- more commonly referred to as food stamps -- shot to an all-time high of 45.8 million in May, the USDA reported. That's up 12% from a year ago, and 34% higher than two years ago. The program provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals and families, which they can use at stores that accept SNAP benefits.
  • The Accidental Sea (The Salton Sea)

    07/20/2011 4:27:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 12, 2011 | Ransom Riggs
    A short film about my favorite post-apocalyptic hell-hole, the Salton Sea.
  • Baltimore Opens City Curfew Center

    06/15/2011 9:49:40 AM PDT · by StonyMan451 · 16 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 14, 2011 | CBS Baltimore
    ... Police spent hours trying to control a mob of teenagers at the Inner Harbor....
  • Man Shot at Memorial for Shooting Victim

    06/15/2011 9:29:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies ^ | 15 June 2011 | Dominic Trombino
    A somber event turned grim on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on the memorial service of slain teen Jovany Diaz. Around 2:20 p.m. a man was heard shouting at the corner of Kildare and Hirsch in West Humboldt Park. The man, who had been at Diaz's memorial just before, then fired two shots into the air, The Sun-Times reports. Kim Janssen, who was on the scene as the shooting happened, said that the gunman then pointed his gun down Kildare and fired two or three more shots. The shots hit one victim, a 24-year-old man. The man was shot...
  • Perkins, Marie Callender restaurants in Chapter 11

    06/13/2011 2:31:41 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The owner of the Perkins and Marie Callender's restaurant chains filed for bankruptcy Monday with plans to close 65 of its 600 locations and cut 2,500 jobs, according to court documents. Perkins & Marie Callender Inc. became the latest food company to fall victim to a sluggish recovery and soaring food prices. Last week, chicken producer Allen Family Foods tumbled into bankruptcy. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, which offers all-day breakfasts, plans to emerge from bankruptcy by giving ownership of the chain to holders of the company's unsecured debt, led by funds managed by Wayzata Investment Partners. The bankruptcy will wipe...
  • Time To Celebrate The Recovery: Food Stamp Usage Hits Fresh Record

    05/31/2011 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 31, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    That average monthly benefit of $133.24 for 44.199 million people will help with the purchase of one third of a very edible iPad. Food stamp participation chart presented without further commentary.
  • How to Live Cheaply

    05/15/2011 11:54:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    1. Analyze your expenses. Budget your money. Find out where it's coming from and, more importantly, where it's going. This can be a very surprising and enlightening exercise for many people. 2. Find where you spend the most money on a monthly basis. The top two or three items are where you need to do the most work. 3. Is rent your biggest expense? If so, consider moving to a cheaper place. Consider getting a roommate to split the costs of living. Consider moving back in with your parents or guardians. Offer services (e.g. looking after a relative) in exchange...
  • Employment rate for black men at record low

    05/10/2011 5:51:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 10, 2011 | Zachary Roth
    If the election of America's first African-American president was expected to give blacks an economic boost, it hasn't emerged yet. Indeed, the percentage of African-American men with a job has dropped to its lowest level since records began in 1972, according to the government's monthly jobs report released last week. Even as the economy added a better-than-expected 244,000 jobs, the percentage of black males over 20 who are currently employed dropped slightly to 56.9, the Labor Department's April report shows. For whites, the equivalent figure is 68.1 percent. Before this recession, the percentage of black adult men with a job...
  • Drudge Headline: Unemployment up to 9.0%.....

    05/06/2011 5:51:13 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 38 replies
    Friday May 6,2011
    Developing ....added 225,000 jobs
  • 43.6 Million Americans Living In Poverty Is The Highest Number Ever Recorded

    09/16/2010 8:34:43 AM PDT · by blam · 71 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-16-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    43.6 Million Americans Living In Poverty Is The Highest Number Ever Recorded Joe Weisenthal Sep. 16, 2010, 10:31 AM This was expected, but it still hits you in the gut. Poverty in America has hit the highest level the Census has ever recorded, according to a new report out today. Image: Census[snip]
  • Mansion squatters return in a big way

    08/21/2010 11:55:30 AM PDT · by businessprofessor · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | August 21, 2010 | Danny Westneat
    By this chapter of this curious tale, Mark von der Burg surely is wondering: Why me? What did I do to deserve this? He's the Eastside real-estate agent who, two months ago while prepping for an open house to sell a $3.3 million mansion in Kirkland, was stunned to find that complete strangers had moved in and were staking a tortured legal claim to the foreclosed property. ...
  • Riots Erupt As Thousands In Atlanta Scramble For Section 8 Housing Waiting List [Video]

    08/12/2010 8:13:52 PM PDT · by soakncider · 80 replies
    A near riot took place in Atlanta after city officials staged an event to hand out applications for section 8 housing. Police estimate that 30,000 people showed up at an East Point shopping mall in hopes of being placed on a waiting list for federal housing assistance. The number was three times what officials expected and only 13,000 applications were handed out to those waiting. 11Alive reports that a line for the applications began two days ago and grew into hundreds of people late Tuesday night. Officials report that some hopeful residents slept outside of the shopping mall that houses...
  • Chicago: Where Criminals No Longer Fear the Police

    07/31/2010 6:05:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 31, 2010 | Jack Dunphy
    What level of depravity has a city reached when a uniformed police officer is no safer from a street robbery than anyone else? ItÂ’s a shame that the public has to be reminded of this from time to time, but any cop can testify to this inescapable fact of police work: Where there is no punishment for criminal behavior, crime will flourish.Nowhere has this been demonstrated with greater clarity lately than in Chicago, where the Sun-Times has taken notice and sounded the alarm. In a three-part series that concluded Tuesday, reporters Mark Konkol and Frank Main examined the violent incidents...
  • Obamaville (to the tune of Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet)

    07/01/2010 11:47:22 AM PDT · by Moozle · 18 replies · 1+ views
    7/1/10 | Jon Watts and Aaron Brakefield
    Obamaville (to the tune of Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet) By: Jon Watts and Aaron Brakefield Nibblin’ on spin cake Watchin’ the banks break All of those beaches covered with oil Drummin’ my fingers A parade of humdingers Illegals flooding American soil Chorus: Wastin’ away again down in Obamaville Watchin’ my freedom under assault, All sides will claim that there’s another to blame But I know it's our own damn fault I don't know the reason That the jobs aren’t increasin’ Nothin to show but my GI humvee But it's a real beauty An Afghanistan cutie How it got here I...
  • Rush Limbaugh: America has become 'Obamaville'

    06/30/2010 7:44:07 PM PDT · by 23 Everest · 26 replies · 1+ views
    MEDIA MATTERS ^ | June 30, 2010 10:26 pm Eastern | By Joe Kovacs
    At the height of the Great Depression in the 1930s, many Americans fighting for survival ended up living in crudely built shantytowns known as "Hoovervilles," in humiliating honor of President Herbert Hoover, who many blamed for the economic distress.