Friday, November 29, 2013

Holidays

Thanksgiving to me was a day of contemplation for me.The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities published a report online called Hardship in America, 2013: SNAP Cuts Are No Cause for Thanks. The Economic Policy Institute also published a report online called Cuts to Safety Net Programs Threatens Millions.

Through the rest of this "holiday season" we need to be reminded of Sequestration which already hit 57,000 children in Head Start programs. The Center for American Progress recently published a report: How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014. This didn't stop the Department of Homeland Security from purchasing 1.6 Billion rounds of Ammunition. The International Business Times is one of the few remaining references about the action online and published a story Homeland Security Refutes Conspiracies About 1.6 Billion Rounds of Ammo, Pepper Ball Gun And Riot Gear Purchases. I found another article at IBT about the extinction of Social Media jobs and other jobs that will be extinct within the next decade. This list includes Retail Cashier.

A few too many reports about pedestrians hit by commuter trains let me to a Google Correlate search showing a correlation with "unemployment benefits claim." I hate to think about it but I'm not really surprised. I tried looking up "suicide" with Google Correlate there were absolutely no results found.

The money messiah BitCoin which was supposed to subvert the financial controls of the existing elite class is now rampant with crime. The online Bitcoin Forum published a List of Bitcoin Heists. Despite the hacking, Bitcoin's value keeps going up.

There may come a time when our culture can only be kept stable through the continuous redistribution and unhindered flow of money through the economy, despite the social status or employment status of any individual. It has become standard practice for police to escalate every situation to a point where beatings, Tazings, pepper spray and restraints can appear to be justified. Good news for the police armament, prison and crowd control industries. There's a website for that too: http://www.policebrutality.info/

There's enough people to act in a poverty fueled rage to put down what Henry Giroux calls the "machinery of social and civil death." America's about to take a header into utter chaos, and no billions of green pieces of paper will save you, unless you need some kindling for your old rusty oil drum heater.
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