Since June 2009, over half a million municipal workers have been slashed off of their cities' work forces.
It's not only their pain, but shared pain. The drag in their personal economy is reflected in the half percent loss to USA's GDP every single quarter. A half percent drop in the GDP experienced each quarter becomes significant when it NEVER ever ends.
Story in today's "Christian Science Monitor."
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Tax shelter, er, business, and once incorporated, I am sure they will find the judges on SC will rule in their favor. SCOTUS always loves themselves those Big Corporations!
However, SCOTUS vs. individuals asking that their civil rights be upheld, not so much.
How we (as a nation) really truly DO NOT need a return to Glass Steagall.
After all, the economy is doing fine. And if there is truth in the fact that 49 cents out of every dollar of profit goes to the Elite who run the Bigger Banks, why doesn't that just show us that those who work hard receive rewards in proportion to the energies spent!
I have been around rich people when they are trying to figure out how to spend some bonus monies on a new car. With all the various options and models that Mercedes puts out these days, it can take a lot of time and energy to figure this out. Time the lower and middle class waste standing in line for their Food Stamps and their unemployment checks.
We are losing our schools and libraries, our art programs, our fire fighters, our environmental protections, and procastinating on repairing our infrastructure, while the Military carries on like there is no tomorrow. Let's get real and cut this monstrous glob of payments down to a decent size.
I tried to help her, and got no where. Apparently early today she used CCleaner today, and then she also decided to help herself to a "free" word processor, one called something like Abriword, which installed a whole lot of stupid stuff related to yahoo on her computer. This then bogged down how her machine operated, so she then uninstalled this program.
Now none of the normal icons on her desktop will show. The icons are there, but they no longer have the normal icon facing. For instance Wordpad docs no longer have wordpad icon, but instead that icon with a group of little items inside. And if you click one of them, the wordpad properties report "unknown file"
She tries to go to "Accessories" and she then goes to "System Restore" area. But when she tries to operate System Restore, she is told that it is "an Ink file" and that the Windows doesn't know how to operate it.
Is there any work around here? Or is it possible that she did not really uninstall that abriword thing-ee?
On edit: "No longer possible to use system restore" I really need a work around in order to help.
Apparently this for-shit "free" word processor Abriword is now the dominant program on her system, and many of the system "set up files" will not come into play, and the system will not let files operate the way they normally would.
For instance, if you click a wordpad text file, named "recipes," it will tell you that the system doesn't know what to do with "recipes'.
Then you can choose to select how to open it from a list. And so the list comes up and you choose "wordpad" as the program to use. But abriword opens the programmed file that has the programming for wordpad, rather than the wordpad file "recipes" you are trying to open.
Big Bank accountability end up going to help the overall state budget instead. (Remember Calif has between 36 and 37 million people, so the monies spent here are equal to the budgets of half a dozen other states all put together.)
Full story at:
Here is a great report summarizing not so much the physical ills of the Monsanto corn situation, but rather detailing how the USA government officials sought to coerce France into accepting this poison, but also how Monsanto is another form of "Libor" transaction - causing indebtedness to the people in the middle and the bottom, and rewarding [h2][font [color=blue]ONLY the .0000000000002% of humanity [/h2][/font color=blue]who occupy the Monsanto Boardroom
California has been very liberal in terms of bringing people aboard with county health insurance and what not. But now we are in trouble with our state deficit.
And this means state funding to clinics will be negligible. So even though "technically" people will have health insurance, once the clinics start closing, good luck with finding a doctor if you are on Medicaid.
From Bill Moyers back in 2010. Also if you can't stream videos, the text excerpt is below the video0 at the following URL:
Full text at http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/13037/no_vacancies_squatters_move_in/
Need housing - why not Occupy?
After three years of staying in her sisters living room, Tene Smith decided to move her family into a home that had sat
vacant on Chicagos South Side for more than two years.
With the help of Liberate the South Side, a Chicago-based organization that targets vacant homes for re-occupation and after spending months renovating the house, Smith and her three children moved in during a public ceremony attended by community members and the media in January 2012. I was fearful when I first made this commitment, she told In These Times, but as the days passed I had a sense of independence that had eluded me before."
I live in a neighborhood (mostly rural) that has forty some homes. Between the main drag and the left turn that takes me to my home, there are eleven houses. Only three, including mine, have been occupied by permanent residents for the past five years. Six are now vacant, due to mortgages deeply underwater and families simply leaving or else due to foreclosure.
It's a shame that the banks aren't seeing to that someone lives in the homes. Should out and out derelicts end up "crashing" in the homes, I worry about fire danger. And then you have things like rodents, unwatered yards with dying vegetation (it doesn't rain at all in the summer in California) and it seems to me that if bankers had insight and self preservation, they'd be doing something about getting empty houses occupied. So I really enjoyed the article above.
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