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  • WARNING -This Friday: VIOLENT BLM Anti-Police Rallies Planned for 37 US Cities.

    07/13/2016 12:53:41 PM PDT · by JesusIsLord · 103 replies
    The American Journal Review ^ | July 13th, 2016 | JesusIsLord
    Violent anti-police rallies in 37 US cities are being promoted on the dark web for THIS FRIDAY, July 15, beginning at 7 PM eastern US time.
  • Day of Rage Protests Are Scheduled for July 15th in These American Cities

    07/12/2016 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 185 replies
    The organic prepper ^ | July 11 2016 | Staff
    There’s a war in America right now. Black vs. white. Citizen vs. police officer. Race grievances have become an industry, and business is booming. The rage is boiling over across the nation. First, videos emerged that showed the graphic deaths of two black men at the hands of police, with what appears (at least on the videos) to be no reason. Protests erupted over these deaths, and then they became violent as one man shot 11 police officers and 2 citizens at a rally in Dallas, Texas, killing 5. That sparked a war on law enforcement officers and a nationwide...
  • Democrats Run Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center, Here’s The Problem

    07/09/2016 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 07-09-2016 | Pete DiDonato
    Every major city in America which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats and has been under Democratic party control for a very long time. If those communities want to reverse their fortunes it’s time to stop voting for Democrats.
  • EU ministers endorse pact aimed at improving life in cities

    05/30/2016 4:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2016 9:08 AM EDT
    European Union ministers meeting in the Dutch capital have endorsed a “Pact of Amsterdam” aimed at improving living conditions in towns and cities throughout the 28-nation bloc. With 70 percent of the EU’s 500 million people living in urban areas, the deal signed Monday gives cities more influence in EU legislation and easier access to funds for urban projects. The Dutch government says key themes include integrating migrants into urban populations, improving air quality and tackling poverty. …
  • Millennials are leaving these 10 big American cities in droves because of high home prices

    04/28/2016 2:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    >High home prices are pushing three groups of people out of big, expensive cities: low-income workers, people in rural-based industries, and millennials. Trulia data scientist Mark Uh examined how the affordability crisis is pricing out various income groups.Using data from the 2014 five-year US Census American Community Survey, Uh looked into migration patterns away from the biggest — and often most expensive — cities.He wrote in a post Thursday, "Millennials accounted for the largest share of out migration [by age group] at 51.1%, and they also had the highest move-away rate relative to expectation at +105.6%."Although Millennials moved out at...
  • Guess which three cities account for a two year spike in murder rates in the USA?

    04/25/2016 8:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    While you couldn’t tell it from most of the headlines over the past 18 months, there’s actually some good news on the law enforcement front. Violent crime rates continued to drop over the past two years on a national per capita basis, including the murder rate. The motto of if it bleeds, it leads likely keeps the focus of many news media consumers on some regularly occurring violence, but overall we’re still experiencing record low levels of the worst violence in the modern era, as was described this past winter by the Washington Post. In 1993, there were seven...
  • Here's How much money it takes to live comfortably in the 50 biggest US cities

    04/19/2016 12:47:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/19/2016 | Elyssa Kirkham, GOBankingRates
    Unless you're tracking expenses carefully, it can be hard to tell whether your city's cost of living or your own spending habits are the cause of your financial troubles. Using the 50-30-20 budgeting rule, for example — in which 50 percent of income covers necessities, 30 percent is for discretionary items and 20 percent is saved — you can quickly determine whether your income is sufficient to cover expenses for living in your city. If it isn't, you might have to cut costs or maybe even move. GoBankingRates conducted a cost-of-living comparison of the 75 most populous U.S. cities, surveying...
  • DOT pushing highway projects to help revitalize urban areas

    04/15/2016 10:54:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | Melanie Zanona
    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is calling for infrastructure projects he says can help revitalize urban areas and close gaps in economic inequality. The new Department of Transportation (DOT) push will place a greater emphasis on projects that connect people who live in low-income and minority neighborhoods to “areas of opportunity” and prioritize projects that encourage investment in underserved communities. It's part of a fight against the tendency for highway projects to be routed through low-income and minority neighborhoods. Foxx on Wednesday said that, after the interstate highway system began, bulldozing urban areas to build roads that bypassed the communities they...
  • The 50 Most Murderous Cities In The World

    04/06/2016 2:54:17 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Brazil has been in crisis for some time now. The country’s economy shrunk -3.8% last year, and its President, Dilma Rousseff, is holding on for dear life. Once chairman of Petrobras, the state-run oil giant currently engulfed in a colossal political scandal, she is now being threatened with impeachment just 15 months into her second four-year yerm. Her approval remains at an all-time low of just 11%. The currency has halved in value since 2011, and the country’s credit has been downgraded to junk status. However, as VisualCapitalist's Jeff Desjardins explains, it’s not only the economic and political spheres that...
  • On the Upswing: The Cities on the Sunny Side of the American Economy

    04/01/2016 7:47:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/01/2016 | Patricia Cohen
    DENVER — When the aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corporation moved into the Colorado Technology Center about eight years ago, employees on their lunch break could stroll by the alpaca farm next door. Now the animals are gone, and the land is cleared and ready for the new development surging along the Denver-to-Boulder corridor. At campaign rallies throughout the South and Midwest, economic frustration and sluggish wage growth are dominant themes. States like Alaska and Oklahoma, faced with low oil prices, are grappling with bankruptcies and layoffs. And overall growth in the United States economy remains disappointing. But this thriving industrial...
  • Highway construction dollars, local police protection clash

    03/29/2016 11:09:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016 | Marc Levy (AP)
    Call it Pennsylvania’s highway robbery. A pot of money from a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees under a 2013 law designed to shore up Pennsylvania’s highways and bridges is not so huge anymore, as a growing amount is getting diverted to the Pennsylvania State Police. Now, alarmed transportation planners, construction firms and engineers are looking at 12-year Department of Transportation projections that show a fattening state police budget consuming more dollars for construction projects. Lawmakers are taking notice, too.
  • America Hits Rock Bottom: Cities Are Paying Criminals $1000 Per Month "Not To Kill"

    03/28/2016 11:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 28, 2016
    It is widely known that in the past 6 months there has been a loud debate about helicopter money, i.e., giving out ordinary people (bypassing the banks) money directly printed by the Fed. What is less known is that when it comes to the most despicable underbelly of American society, cash to the tune of $1000 per month is already being "helicoptered" to some of the most brazen criminals living in the US today with one simple condition: "don't kill people." * * * Take the case of Lonnie Holmes, 21, who lives in Richmond, a working-class suburb north of...
  • The 10 US cities where the most 20-somethings are buying homes

    03/18/2016 10:05:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2016 | Kathleen Elkins
    According to a new study released by online loan marketplace LendingTree, more young people are pursuing home ownership. "The under-35 crowd had been, for some years, hesitant to enter the housing market, but we're seeing that start to shift," said Doug Lebda, CEO of LendingTree, in a press release. "The data all points to the fact that millennials are increasingly eager to own rather than rent, and even the incredibly high real estate prices in some markets don't necessarily deter them." Case in point: Boston, one of the priciest cities to buy a home, topped LendingTree's ranking, which was created...
  • These are the 10 best cities for the middle class

    03/07/2016 7:48:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/07/2016 | Beth Braverman, The Fiscal Times
    Listen to the stump speech of any 2016 presidential hopeful and you’ll hear right away about how hard it is for today’s middle class. A report issued last year by the Pew Charitable Trust’s Stateline found that the middle class shrank in all 50 states between 2000 and 2013, and median income, adjusted for inflation, was lower at the end of 2013 in the vast majority of states than in 2000. However, the ability to live comfortably on a middle class income varies greatly based on where you live. A new report by California’s Chapman University crunched the numbers to...
  • De-funding sanctuary cities.

    02/03/2016 4:03:43 PM PST · by Varmint Al · 9 replies
    Buck Sexton Radio Program ^ | 2/3/2016 | Buck Sexton Radio Program
    John Culberson Rep (R) 7th District Texas was instrumental is preventing the ban on green tip .223 ammo. Now he is aiming to defund Sanctuary Cities. He was interviewed on the Buck Sexton Radio Show. You can download the audio clip.Here is the Buck Sexton audio clip named "Foul Play in Iowa? 2/3/16. Listen to the clip at 29 minutes to 38 minutes. Good Hunting... from Varmint Alsrc=http://www.varmintal.com/coyotel.gif>
  • 2 Of The World's 20 Most Violent Cities Are In America

    01/30/2016 6:11:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/30/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While Caracas - the capital of socialist utopia Venezuela where gun control is extreme - remains the number one most violent city in the world, there are two new entrants from the USA into the World's Top 20 least desirable places to walk the streets - St. Louis (15th most violent city in the world) and Baltimore (19th). America, land of the free to indiscrimanently kill other people?As Statista's Nial McCarthy details, out of the world's 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America including 21 in Brazil. The Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security releases its findings...
  • European capital cities step up security amid warnings of terror attack planned for between...

    12/26/2015 3:09:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/26/15 | Jay Akbar
    European capital cities step up security amid warnings of terror attack planned for between Christmas and New Year Capital cities across Europe could be the target of a terror attack before the New Year, Austrian police has warned after receiving a tip off from a 'friendly' intelligence service. Security measures have since been stepped up around the continent, although no cities were named as targets. Tensions have remained high in Europe since 130 were killed in the Paris attacks. And with refugees and migrants flooding into Europe in record numbers, some fear that extremists could be sneaking in undetected among...
  • These Are The 20 Worst Cities In The US - Spot The Common Theme

    11/07/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    A new analysis by WalletHub has compared and classified 1,268 of America's small cities in the U.S. to find the ones where residents don’t have to give up much by avoiding the "bright lights" and the soaring rent. Its data set include a total of 22 metrics, ranging from housing costs to school-system quality to the number of restaurants per capita. Why live in a small city? Inevitably, life in a small city demands some tradeoffs such as shorter business hours, a heavier reliance on cars and fewer dating opportunities.  It does bring benefits - tighter communities, less competition,...
  • VOTE ON S.2146 TODAY TO DEFUND "SANCTUARY CITIES"

    10/20/2015 9:22:54 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 20 2015 | Dick Bachert
    HAVE YOU CALLED YOUR SENATORS DEMANDING A "YES" VOTE ON S.2146? If it is your misfortune to live in a BLUE STATE, call anyway. You may tie up the line while one of the brain dead morons that put YOUR clown in the office is trying to call, preventing him/her/it (pick a pronoun!) from voicing his/her/its OPPOSITION to S.2146! 888-995-2086 or 202-224-3121
  • The Cult of Le Corbusier

    10/02/2015 7:44:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Quadrant ^ | September 27, 2015 | Anthony Daniels
    French fascism is alive and well, and its current headquarters (as I write this) are not in the offices of the Front National but, appropriately enough, in the ugliest building in the world in the most beautiful capital city in the world, the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It is here that has been held the completely uncritical exhibition to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, the fascist architect, under the title Le Corbusier, Mesures de l’homme.
  • The 20 best cities for job seekers this fall

    09/09/2015 8:43:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jacquelyn Smith
    Good news for job seekers: Employers are now the most optimistic they've been about hiring since 2007. Employment services firm ManpowerGroup asked more than 11,000 employers in the 100 largest US metropolitan areas about their hiring plans for the three-month period ending in December and found that employers in all 50 states plan to increase their payrolls during the fourth quarter of 2015. Of the surveyed employers, 21% expect to increase their payrolls and 6% say they’ll decrease their staffing levels. This yields a net increase of 15% that plan to hire — or 18% when seasonally adjusted, which is...
  • Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 17 major US cities

    08/24/2015 5:55:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/24/2015 | Libby Kane
    Buying a home is only getting more expensive.Mortgage website HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metro areas in the US, according to second-quarter 2015 data.Prices have increased across the board.The site looked at median home prices from the National Association of Realtors, along with interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages and property taxes, and insurance costs, to figure out how much money it would take to pay a median-priced home's mortgage, taxes, and insurance in each city — and how much you would have to...
  • The world's most 'liveable' cities 2015

    08/19/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Economist ^ | 08/18/2015
    WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the world’s most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our corporate cousin the Economist Intelligence Unit, spare a thought for those who live in the 57 cities that have steadily deteriorated over the last five years. The ranking, which considers 30 factors related to things like safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities, shows that since 2010 average liveability across the world has fallen by 1%, led by a 2.2% fall in the score for stability and safety. Ongoing conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Libya...
  • Protest Planned Parenthood Locations

    08/10/2015 6:11:14 PM PDT · by Calpublican · 13 replies
    Protest Planned Parenthood ^ | 8/9/15 | Protest Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood locations in 180 cities will be protested August 22nd.
  • Reuters: Police chiefs discuss solutions to crime surge

    08/04/2015 4:46:46 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/4/15 | Ian Simpson - Reuters
    Excerpt/ synopsis only - police chiefs from major cities search for cause of rise in crime. Miss the obvious. Reuters, so posting the fewest words
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy Grills Homeland Security Head on Sanctuary Cities: 'How the Hell Can a City Tell

    07/14/2015 5:37:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 7/14/15 | Source: Daily Surge
    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security and was questioned about the deadly lawlessness of America's so-called sanctuary cities.
  • Tokyo rated the world's best city to live in [tr]

    06/17/2015 6:16:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2015 | Katie Amey
    When it comes to restaurants, bars and unlimited evening entertainment options, cities like New York and London immediately spring to mind. But for people who actually live in such a major metropolis, the story may be a bit different. When it comes to cities where people have a truely high quality of life, a recent survey has found Tokyo, Japan, to be the top choice.
  • Millennials Have No Hope Of Buying A Home In These 13 US Cities [See map]

    06/08/2015 8:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/08/2015 | Tyler Durden
    In “This Is What Happens When A Millennial Tries To Get A Job,” we highlighted 1) high youth unemployment (U-6 at nearly 14%) and 2) the failure of America’s university system to prepare new entrants for the job market, on the way to painting a rather grim picture for America’s newly-minted college graduates. We’ve also been keen to emphasize the fact that the “strong” labor market is anything but, as wage growth is essentially non-existent and upside “surprises” benefit from the now ubiquitous “vanishing worker.” Given this, it’s no surprise that many of America’s best and brightest find themselves serving...
  • Which is the safest big city in the world?

    05/27/2015 7:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/27/2015
    It’s not a recent initiative, but as far as unusual – and effective – measures to improve road-traffic safety go, mime is still hard to beat. In the mid-90s, Bogotá’s then-mayor, Antanas Mockus, employed more than 400 mime artists to stand guard at pedestrian crossings, showing wordless displeasure to reckless pedestrians and drivers who violated traffic rules and put lives at risk. The experiment was included on the list of 100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a collection of global initiatives commissioned last year by UN-Habitat – the branch of the United Nations which looks at how to make an...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • Let Our Cities Move (by Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett)

    05/13/2015 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett
    EVERY day, millions of Americans rely on a remarkable network of roads, bridges, subways, trains and buses to connect us to work, school and opportunity. But our transportation system, once the envy of the world, is in jeopardy. In New York City, subways and buses are overcrowded and often unreliable, and roadways and bridges are in dire need of repair and rehabilitation. From the next phase of the Second Avenue subway to plans to connect the Metro-North Railroad to Pennsylvania Station, to the proposed new subway line under Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, there isn’t a short- or long-term expansion project...
  • The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

    05/05/2015 3:07:48 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 23, 2015
    There is a brand new ranking of the world's most violent cities from Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. A full one-third of global homicides occur in Latin America even though the region has just 8% of the world's population, according to United Nations data.
  • Obama Winning War on Suburbs- US Apartment Construction Soars, Home Ownership Tanks to 20-Yr Low

    04/23/2015 9:55:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Covert scheme to cram us all into socialist cities and  'compact' America along Euro lines moving along briskly... Our disingenuous, hyper-left president's myriad hidden agendas are hard to keep track of sometimes, but one that caught my eye a couple years back was betrayed in a 2012 book by Stanley Kurtz: Obama aims to destroy the famed American suburban lifestyle, cram us all into tight city neighborhoods, spike the price of gas/taxes, put us in 30-mi-range electric cars, etc. The idea is to end urban sprawl while mixing cities and suburbs into one tighter, mediocre mix. Like court-ordered bussing destroyed schools...
  • Cities Push Back on Governor's Water Cutbacks

    04/17/2015 1:08:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    One water district manager says the plan fails to account for water-saving measures already in effect in some California communitiesCalifornia cities are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown's order for mandatory water use reductions, but it's not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought. The State Water Resources Control Board's proposal to meet Brown's order has some cities slashing water use by more than a third, and it will be updated in the coming days. Dozens of affected agencies say the expected reduction targets are overreaching, unrealistic and unfair. Calif. Sets Water Use...
  • There are 3 US cities — and an entire state — that will pay you to live there

    03/18/2015 7:19:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2015 | TIERNA UNRUH-ENOS, SMARTASSET
    A city will pay me to live there? How is that possible, you may ask. Well, it's true. There are cities in the US that will actually pay you to live there. Might they always be your first choice for where you would live? Maybe, and maybe not. But getting paid to move and live in a community, if even for a short while can be quite an adventure, save you a ton of money and might even surprise you with how much you enjoy living in that city. Find out now: How much house can I afford? Here are...
  • America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere

    11/22/2014 4:39:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 158 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Nov, 21, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video below boasts, “America loves Italy” and features a Fiat car driving through American towns with Italian names.If that is the case then America loves Catholicism even more, since thousands of towns and places are named for Catholic saints, themes, and objects. Consider the following:In California: San Diego, San Miguel, San Francisco, San Bernadino, San Clemente, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles (aka Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de la Porciuncula), Santa Cruz, Santa Clarita, Sacramento, San...
  • A wealthy Michigan suburb who built FENCES across the streets to keep out Detroit 'have-nots'

    10/19/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans for MailOnline
    On one side, there are dilapidated houses, gardens overflowing with weeds and a high crime rate. On the other, there are streets filled with spacious homes, well-manicured lawns and yoga studios. This is one of numerous fences that have been erected by the wealthy 'haves' of the Michigan suburb of Grosse Pointe Park to 'prevent 'have-nots' from Detroit from driving into the city'. The brick barrier, reading 'Road Ends', represents a significant divide between the two cities, which despite their proximity, differ greatly in terms of average salary, crime rates and general desirability.
  • Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

    10/12/2014 1:44:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 10/12/14 | Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb
    According to National Nurses United, 76 percent of nurses surveyed say their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of Ebola patients, 85 percent say their hospital has not provided education sessions where nurses can ask questions, and just over one-third say their hospital has insufficient supplies of face shields and impermeable gowns.
  • This cartoon is off the charts wrong, and then it got corrected...

    10/10/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 54 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Suburbs clash over solutions as residents battle coyote infestation

    09/28/2014 3:34:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    When Charlene Warner walks her dog each morning in her neighborhood in upscale Seal Beach, California, she’s terrified she’ll be attacked—not by muggers or gangs, but by coyotes. “They are killing our animals. They are scaring us. I go out every morning with rocks in my pockets, tennis shoes on, mace on my neck, a whistle on my neckand a foghorn on my leash, and I still don’t feel safe,” Ms. Warner said last week in comments before the Seal Beach City Council. She has reason to be nervous. Stories abound in nearby Orange County of dogs and cats snatched...
  • Forum on Ferguson violence highlights mayors’ conference in Sacramento (With Benjamin Crump!)

    09/26/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee's City Beat ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ryan Lillis
    Mayor Kevin Johnson will convene a two-day forum of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in Sacramento that will include a session discussing the response to the violence in Ferguson, Mo. The attorney representing the family of Michael Brown, the young man killed by police in Ferguson in August, will be part of the panel discussion. Attorney Benjamin Crump also represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot in 2012 by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla....
  • Here's The Most Affluent Town In Every State

    09/09/2014 8:49:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2014 | ANDY KIERSZ
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Night Stalkers to Continue training over cities until Thursday

    08/20/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-20-14 | Frederick Melo and Tad Vezner
    The Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment has a saying -- "Night Stalkers Don't Quit." It apparently doesn't always let people sleep, either. The airborne unit's Black Hawk helicopters arrived without warning Monday night, rattling for hours over Highland Park and around apartment buildings in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, and angering residents and elected officials alike. They'll be back. The copters are taking part in U.S. military exercises that will continue sporadically into Thursday evening -- local law enforcement officials said -- but now with a little more public notice. "It's something that we do 10 to 15 times...
  • Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case.

    08/17/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August15, 2014
    AUGUST 15, 2014 Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case. By Kevin D. Williamson The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban...
  • Cities With the Most Abandoned Homes

    07/14/2014 8:21:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 07/14/2014 | By Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander Kent
    While there are a variety of options for homeowners in foreclosure,many have chosen to cut their losses and abandon their property. The housing market has been improving across much of the nation. However, some cities still have a long recovery process ahead of them as the market deals with a glut of homes in foreclosure, which can often stay in the system for several years. Meanwhile, many of these remain vacant. In Wichita, Kansas, nearly half of homes in foreclosure were abandoned as of the first quarter of 2014. In six of the nationÂ’s most populous metro areas, at least...
  • Ten Cities Where Foreign Companies Create the Most Jobs

    06/26/2014 7:54:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/26/2014 | By Alexander E.M. Hess and Alexander Kent
    For decades, the United States has been a centerpiece of the global economy. Even in the aftermath of the Great Recession, foreign businesses have looked to the U.S. for investment opportunities and talent. According to a recent study from the Brookings Institution, 5% of American employees, or more than 5.6 million people, worked for foreign-owned businesses as of 2011. Foreign direct investment — an investment by a foreign company either through acquisition of an existing business or by starting new company-owned operations — is a critical part of many metro area economies. In the Bridgeport, Connecticut metro area as many...
  • Seize opportunity presented by Grothman

    06/22/2014 4:34:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    We have a tremendous opportunity here in the 6th Congressional District. It didn't just “happen," it was created by a known architect of opportunity, Glenn Grothman. Glenn Grothman comes to serve Wisconsin not by sticking his finger in the air to gauge the political winds. Instead, he lights up a jet powered turbo fan to create his own winds of change. While serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly, then Rep. Grothman recognized his state senator wasn't serving with the same conservative ideals held by the majority of the constituency, so he challenged and beat Sen. Mary Panzer in the Republican...
  • Environmental pollution linked to autism, schizophrenia, study shows

    06/07/2014 2:04:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 06, 2014 | Amanda Woerner
    Exposure to environmental pollution may cause brain changes that make people more vulnerable to developing autism or schizophrenia, according to a new study published in Environmental Heath Perspectives. This research falls in line with a 2013 study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which demonstrated an epidemiological link between pollution and autism; the researchers found that children who lived in areas with high levels of traffic pollution seemed to be more likely to be diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder. […] While most research on pollution focuses on large-particle pollution—the only type monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—this research focused on the...
  • House Vote 266 - On Agreeing to the Amendment ( King of Iowa Amendment)

    05/30/2014 3:53:00 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Barton (TX), Coffman, Denham, Valadao, Diaz-Barlart, Farenthold, Heck(NV), Reichert and Herrera Beutler voted no.