When it comes to immigration and national security (and every other policy, for that matter), even many conservative Republicans can’t hold the ground plowed by liberal Democrats just 15 years ago.
Only a handful of Republicans are calling for a shutoff or cooldown of immigration and visas from the Middle East. Trump has made it a staple of his campaign and Sen. Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) has for a halt to the refugee program. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (A, 92%) introduced a bill cutting off visas from countries overrun by terrorists. Yet, outside of a few House members, nobody else wants to pass even a standalone bill enacting this common sense imperative, let alone use the current budget bill to force the issue. All Republican leaders want to discuss is throwing more money at a problem rooted in willful blindness. Those bills will likely…
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In the West, we’ve all been spoon fed the idea that we are free citizens of sovereign countries, where our democratically elected governments rule according to the peoples’ wishes. If that’s not achieved, it’s usually explained as being due to misfortunes such as crises, security threats or wars, or the stupidity of our governments. The few people that doubt these explanations, or even suspect hidden hands behind the occurrences of our time or the official narrative of our history, are easily dismissed as conspiracy nuts.
Our Rulers in Ancient Times
For sure, there were no hidden hands when humanity was in its “pre-history,” predating our “real history” as seen by most. For about 200,000 years our ancestors lived in small nomadic communities, sharing the food obtained by hunting and gathering. Problems, plans and rules were settled in probably long discussions, where the…
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There are seven million temporary and casualised workers in Britain, many of whom are paid the pathetic minimum hourly wage. Just under a million are forced to accept zero hours contracts, offering no guarantee of work. They are ‘Generation Zero’, failed by everyone. This failure is a consequence of anti-union laws and legislation that favours business. And so as we seek to create a post-capitalist, fairer society, a new model by which workers can effectively organise to end injustices may also be needed.
The plight of ‘Generation Zero’ was dramatically illustrated when Channel 4 News broadcast secretly filmed footage, taken inside the massive, fortress-like JD Sports warehouse in Rochdale.
JD Sports warehouse operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with 12 hours shifts as normal. As the video shows, workers are treated like prisoners and even their fingerprints are scanned on arrival and exit for each…
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Abbie and her late father, James Harrison.
Julia Savage is a manager at Birkenhead Benefit Centre in Liverpool. She wrote a letter addressed to a GP regarding a seriously ill patient. It said:
“We have decided your patient is capable of work from and including January 10, 2016.
“This means you do not have to give your patient more medical certificates for employment and support allowance purposes unless they appeal against this decision.
“You may need to again if their condition worsens significantly, or they have a new medical condition.”
The patient, James Harrison, had been declared “fit for work” and the letter stated that he should not get further medical certificates.
However, 10 months after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contacted his doctor without telling him, James died, aged 55,the Daily Record has reported.
He was clearly not fit for work.
His grieving daughter, Abbie, said:
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Meghan Heller was raped by a fellow college student that resulted in pregnancy in 1962 , a time when abortion was universally illegal and dangerous. Her story is one of deep shame, and the ordeals she faced in handing over a child for adoption. With a distinguished career in marketing and advertising, during those celebrated Mad Men years, her life went on, but the scars remained.
It is truly a shame that even today we send off our daughters to college or the military, where they are often exposed to life-changing sexual assault. It is even a bigger shame that so little political capital is spent by the…
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It is one of life’s great mysteries how busybodies exist.
I don’t know about you but throughout my life most of my energy and focus has been absorbed with simply keeping a roof over my head, paying my bills and taxes and keeping food on the table. Everyone else I knew was in the same boat. Worked to death at work, then doing a double shift raising their families at home. Nobody had the spare time or energy to expend on any other business than their own.
But yet, in every environment I have been in, rural, town and city, in every social setting there has always been a category of people who weren’t spending all their time at work, raising their families, and squeezing in a tiny portion of leisure interest where possible. These people strangely seemed to have no problems sustaining comfortable lifestyles, exempt from work, family or money worries, but yet had no visible means of support. How did they do it?
Their appearance in social groups was something of a mystery too. They would appear from nowhere, and once socially engaged had nothing useful to contribute in respect of the problems that everyone has from time to time. They seemed carefree, endlessly nosy and prying into other people’s business, spreading nasty stories about everyone and anyone, and inciting sexual activity, challenging sexual norms of fidelity, and trusting and loving relationships, at every opportunity. Their raison d’être appeared to be to instigate extra-marital relationships and introduce competition into established, stable relationships. Busybodies = troublemakers.
People with endless free time, comfortable lifestyles, no visible means of support, and inserting sex into every situation they have any contact with.
So where does their money come from? Everyone I ever knew worked hard for everything they had. Money does not grow on trees. Every child entering adulthood for the first time discovers getting hold of enough money to simply scrape an existence can be a full-time task, involving constant failure requiring going home at regular intervals to beg from the bank of Mum and Dad. Even people with established incomes find as soon as they start a family there is suddenly no spare time and no spare cash, and balancing the books becomes an ongoing nightmare.
So where do busybodies, not busy in any conventional sense, get their income from? How do they manage to have such easy lives, the life of Riley in fact. And how is it while they proceed on their path of social destruction they are never stigmatised for their behaviour, never socially shunned nor excluded, and continue to somehow retain an unassailable social status, and their vile agenda of marketing sex into the lives of settled people is never exposed as the irresponsible, immoral, sexual anarchy that it is?
Who are these people? Has anyone ever successfully uncovered the real history of a busybody/troublemaker? Where does their money come from? It clearly does not come from honest employment.
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The worse threat every American faces comes from his/her own government.
At the federal level the threat is a seventh war (Syria) in 12 years, leading on to the eighth and ninth (Iran and Lebanon) and then on to nuclear war with Russia and China.
The criminal psychopaths in Washington have squandered trillions of dollars on their wars, killing and dispossessing millions of Muslims while millions of American citizens have been dispossessed of their homes and careers. Now the entire social safety net is on the chopping bloc so that Washington can finance more wars.
At the state and local level every American faces brutal, armed psychopaths known as the police. The “law and order” conservatives and the “compassionate” liberals stand silent while police psychopaths brutalize children and grandmothers, murder double amputees in wheel chairs, break into the wrong homes, murder the family dogs, and terrify the occupants, pointing their…
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We’ve long known that life expectancies of black Americans are significantly shorter than those of white Americans, as summarized in this from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
But there’s another set of deaths rates given, until now, little attention.
And these numbers carry profound and multifold impacts, the loss experienced by children as parents and other close family members die.
From the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin:
African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and more likely to be exposed to multiple family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study by the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
It’s a trend that is likely to be damaging to the health of black Americans in the long run, the researchers said. Racial disparities in…
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