“America the Shrunken”

by Larry Romanoff Global Research (December 21 2019) https://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/D22.jpg In May of 2014, Frank Bruni wrote an article for The New York Times titled "America the Shrunken' in which he detailed what he called "the downward arc of a diminished enterprise" that was the USA, quoting friends who claimed their children would live in a … Continue reading “America the Shrunken”

No Power, No Running Water, No Toilets

Millions Of Americans Are Living In Third-World Conditions by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper (November 25 2019) https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/2019-11-25_10-16-13.jpg Scattered around the nation, there are parts of the country in which millions of Americans are living without the basic amenities that most of us take for granted ... I'm not talking about high-speed internet or frivolous … Continue reading No Power, No Running Water, No Toilets

The Afghanistan Fiasco and the …

... Decline and Fall of the American Military Philip Giraldi https://www.strategic-culture.org (December 19 2019) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Defense.gov_News_Photo_120229-A-8536E-817_-_U.S._Army_soldiers_prepare_to_conduct_security_checks_near_the_Pakistan_border_at_Combat_Outpost_Dand_Patan_in_Afghanistan_s_Paktya_province_on.jpg (c) Photo: Wikimedia A devastating investigative report was published in The Washington Post on December 9th. Dubbed the "Afghanistan Papers" in a nod to the Vietnam War's famous "Pentagon Papers", the report relied on thousands of documents to similarly expose … Continue reading The Afghanistan Fiasco and the …

Long job hunts, poor pay and hectic hours …

... why is job quality in the US so low? by Gwynn Guilford https://www.weforum.org (December 16 2019) https://assets.weforum.org/article/image/large_PZWKRzZB8zCJoqfGltzqL3FtWvmKDPMCpaSAPXd-4TY.jpg A worker from a public cleaning company collects garbage. Image: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes * More Americans are in work than any time in the last five decades * But a new Job Quality Index finds there are 81 … Continue reading Long job hunts, poor pay and hectic hours …

Nearly half US residents to be ‘obese’ in 2030

1 in 4 to have 'severe obesity,' study says The American Academy of Pediatrics says bariatric surgery should be covered for severely obese children and teens. by Joey Garrison USA TODAY (December 19 2019) BOSTON – Waistlines of Americans continue to get wider, and unless habits change on a grand scale, obesity will soon be … Continue reading Nearly half US residents to be ‘obese’ in 2030

Washington’s defense of hegemony outdated

Editorials https://global.chinadaily.com.cn (December 18 2019) The United States has become accustomed to its hegemony in global affairs, and this shapes its way of thinking and acting. Indeed, it puts its hegemony above anything else. And that end justifies any means no matter how debased it may be. To this end, international laws, rules for free … Continue reading Washington’s defense of hegemony outdated

Richest country’s empty plates

Fifty million people in the United States go to bed hungry. by Rose Aguilar https://www.aljazeera.com (July 24 2013) https://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2013/7/18/201371811350241734_20.jpg "In a country with so much wealth and abundance, we can and must do better", writes Rose Aguilar [Reuters] Here is a challenge for politicians, almost all Republicans, who are hell-bent on slashing the food stamp … Continue reading Richest country’s empty plates

Albert Einstein Letter to The New York Times on December 04 1948

Information Clearing House (December 17 2019) TO THE EDITORS OF NEW YORK TIMES: [letter titled] "New Palestine Party. Visit of Menachem Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed" Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political … Continue reading Albert Einstein Letter to The New York Times on December 04 1948

“I Find It Very Troubling” – Most Americans Lack Savings

by Tyler Durden https://www.zerohedge.com (December 21 2019) The economy might be strong in the US, but, as Statista's Maria Vultaggio details below {1}, nearly 70 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 stashed away, according to GOBankingRates", 2019 savings survey. The poll, released December 16, revealed 45 percent have nothing saved {2}. The survey questioned … Continue reading “I Find It Very Troubling” – Most Americans Lack Savings