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  • Camden shuts down its tent cities

    05/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 14, 2014: 1:18 PM ET | Blake Ellis
    For Michael Powell, a 53-year-old ex-convict, his tent off the highway in Camden, N.J., is what he has called home for nearly a decade. But on Tuesday, he and dozens of others living in homeless encampments known as “tent cities” throughout Camden were forced out—leaving many of them homeless all over again. The eviction was conducted by the state of New Jersey, as well as Camden county and city, for health and safety reasons. […] Amid the commotion on Tuesday, Gino Lewis, director of housing at the Camden County Improvement Authority, assured people that the county would work to find...
  • Shootings on South, West sides kill 2, injure 5

    05/08/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-8-14 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Adam Sege
    Shootings on the city's South and West sides left two people dead and at least five others wounded late Tuesday and early this morning. About 9:50 p.m., two men were shot in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood. Two assailants approached on foot and started shooting, police said. A witness told relatives the two had been inside the restaurant when the two walked in.
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • VIDEO: Just another day in America...(Obama's sons gone wild)

    03/02/2014 6:51:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 63 replies
    VIDEO: Just another day in America...
  • It’s an Obama World… Homeless Camp Springs Up in Baltimore

    02/21/2014 2:25:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The road most traveled: Most of the settlements Marcin photographed were by waterways, railway tracks, Walmarts, gas stations and liquor stores. (Daily Mail) As America suffers through its worse recovery on record, a homeless camp has cropped up on the outskirts of Baltimore. Daily Mail reported: A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore’s woodlands, dozens of the city’s transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben...
  • Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors

    02/21/2014 10:05:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Daily Mail On Line ^ | 21, February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore's woodlands, dozens of the city's transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben Marcin has captured some of the shanties in his thought-provoking photo essay, 'The Camps', documenting the struggle, loneliness and ingenuity of Maryland's people of the woods.
  • 34.3 percent of Americans don’t want a job (Here's the real problem)

    11/05/2013 8:58:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    At some point in our lives, each of us has said to ourselves, “Wow I really wish I didn’t have to work.” Shortly after making that statement, we snap back into reality and understand we should be productive members of society. This typically includes being employed. Because of this basic economic fact, I found it alarming that more than 1/3 of the work force just doesn’t want a job. The Wall Street Journal has the numbers: 34.3%: Share of Americans over age 16 who say they don’t want a job, up from about 30% two decades ago. Americans aren’t just...
  • Camden Tent City - Obamaville

    08/02/2013 8:34:26 AM PDT · by tje · 14 replies
    My9NJ ^ | Aug 02, 2013 8:23 AM CST | Unattributed
    Camden, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Tent cities have popped up across New Jersey including the state's poorest city. Meg Baker chased the story of Camden's tent city. Residing off Route 38 at Wilson Boulevard under an overpass, through woods and down a path of trash lays a community of people living in tents. This particular community was relocated from Federal Street and it's inhabited by an array of people: addicts, people who have fallen on hard times and some with mental illness. Baker took a tour of this run down community and the pictures show just how heart-wrenching this situation...
  • EPA acknowledges releasing personal details on farmers, senator slams agency

    04/09/2013 3:11:24 PM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/09/13 | Joseph Weber
    The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Tuesday that it released personal information on potentially thousands of farmers and ranchers to environmental groups, following concerns from congressional Republicans and agriculture groups that the release could endanger their safety. According to a document obtained by FoxNews.com, the EPA said “some of the personal information that could have been protected … was released." Though the EPA has already sent out the documents, the agency now says it has since redacted sensitive details and asked the environmental groups to “return the information.”
  • Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    04/09/2013 10:26:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/09/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    That America created only 88,000 jobs in March, less than half the number anticipated, was jolting news, indicating the recovery that the White House has boasted about may not be at hand. But in that March jobs report, there was more disturbing news. While unemployment fell to 7.6 percent, the reason it fell is alarming. Half a million U.S. workers (495,000) disappeared from the labor force. They dropped out. They are no longer even looking for a job. Worse, this appears to be an inexorable trend. The participation rate of eligible workers in the United States has fallen to 63.3...
  • As economy flails, debtors' prisons thrive

    04/04/2013 6:47:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CBS News' Money Watch ^ | April 4, 2013 | Alain Sherter
    Thousands of Americans are sent to jail not for committing a crime, but because they can't afford to pay for traffic tickets, medical bills and court fees. If that sounds like a debtors' prison, a legal relic which was abolished in this country in the 1830s, that's because it is. And courts and judges in states across the land are violating the Constitution by incarcerating people for being unable to pay such debts. Ask Jack Dawley, 55, an unemployed man in Ohio who between 2007 and 2012 spent a total of 16 days in jail in a Huron County lock-up...
  • 70% of Highest-Paid Obama White House Staffers Are Men ( Obama WH women earn 88pct of mens wage)

    03/20/2013 1:47:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3-20-13 | Micael James
    Seventy-percent of the White House staffers who made the top annual salary of $172,200 in 2012 were men and 30 percent were women, according to a White House report on staff compensation. In addition, men on the White House staff are paid, on average, $86,260.89 and women are paid, on average, $76,162.65. That means the average man on the White House staff is paid about $10,098--about 13 percent--more than the average woman. In Obama's White House, women on average earn only 88.3 percent of what the men earn.
  • (Obamaville ... Livin' the "Dream") Police Hunt for Women After Brawl at Social Services ...

    01/25/2013 9:33:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Daily Mail
    Police hunt for women after brawl at social services is caught on tape Police are on the hunt for four women who were caught on video in a massive brawl that broke out on line at a social services offices earlier this week in East St. Louis, Illinois. According to witnesses, the fight started over a disagreement between several women in line. In the video, you can see four women pushing, shoving and fists flying before security managed to separate the women. The women left before police arrived. But East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says that doesn't mean...
  • The Guns of Obamerica

    01/21/2013 5:05:22 AM PST · by expat1000 · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 20, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won't have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls. You won't find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica. 67% of firearm murders took place in the country's 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average. Those numbers are from six years...
  • Tracy Browning - Jailed After Repeatedly Trying To Purchase iPads With Food Stamp Card...

    01/02/2013 2:44:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Weekly Vice ^ | December 26, 2012 | Danny Vice
    Louisville, Kentucky - Tracy Browning, a 38-year-old Louisville woman, was jailed after she allegedly tried to purchase several iPads with a food stamp card, then fled to another location where she tried to make the same transaction. According to Louisville police, Browning went to the Valley Station Walmart and tried to purchase two iPads with an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the transaction was denied, she assaulted a store clerk, pushed another employee to the ground and fled from the store with the merchandise. Investigators say Browning went to another Walmart in the area a short time later and again...
  • Former Chicago mayor's nephew charged with killing a man in a bar fight

    01/01/2013 12:11:05 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 12-3-12 | staff
    The nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was indicted Monday for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of a 21-year-old man outside a Chicago bar, and a grand jury is continuing its inquiry into whether authorities covered up or impeded an investigation of a relative of the city's most powerful man. Richard Vanecko, 38, was indicted by a Cook County special grand jury in the death of David Koschman of Mount Prospect. Koschman died days after he fell and struck his head during a fight with Vanecko outside a bar in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.
  • Chicago robbery, chase, crash and a riot: Neighborhood erupts when officer shoots attacking suspect

    12/18/2012 7:57:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 18, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Not all black mob riots start with an armed robbery and car chase. But this one did. Just like on TV. This riot is also on TV: YouTube. Not quite as polished but you get the picture. The attacks are part of an epidemic of hundreds of cases of black mob violence in more than 80 cities over the last three years, as documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.” Chicago is Ground Zero for violence and denial. So much so that the riot did...
  • 22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America

    12/18/2012 10:50:49 AM PST · by blam · 121 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-18-2012 | Michael Snyder
    22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America By Michael Snyder December 17th, 2012 When are we finally going to admit that we have a very serious problem with this generation of young men in America? We have failed them so dramatically that it is hard to put it into words. We have raised an entire generation of young males that don't know how to be men, and many of them feel completely lost. Sometimes they feel so lost that they "snap" in very destructive ways. Adam Lanza and James Holmes are two...
  • Moody's revises Illinois outlook to negative on pensions

    12/14/2012 5:37:16 AM PST · by haffast · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | updated 12/13/2012 8:21:24 PM ET | Karen Pierog
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' public pension funding problems, likely to persist if not worsen, led Moody's Investors Service on Thursday to revise the state's credit outlook to negative from stable, putting more pressure on state lawmakers to act. Illinois' finances are buckling under a $96.8 billion unfunded pension liability while Governor Pat Quinn and various state lawmakers are pushing to get various reform measures passed by the legislature in early January. But Moody's, which affirmed Illinois' A2 rating, said the passage of any reforms stands a good chance of being challenged in court on the basis of strong state constitutional...
  • Obama's America Will Become Detroit

    12/12/2012 6:43:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama travelled to Michigan this week and made his case for class war in defense of the welfare state. We need to take more money from the rich, he said, or schools will not be able to afford books, students will not be able to afford college, and disabled children will not get health care. "Our economic success has never come from the top down," said Obama. "It comes from the middle out.It comes from the bottom up." Obama spoke these words a few miles from Detroit -- the reductio ad absurdum of his argument. If America continues...
  • Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out

    12/05/2012 5:26:13 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    By FOX 2 News Staff DETROIT (WJBK) -- The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help. City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month's election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen) "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that," said Watson. "Of course, not...
  • Iconic NY Steakhouse "Gallagher's", Which Survived The Great Depression, Is Closing

    10/26/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/25/2012 | Tyler Durden
    The Department of Labor's WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) website may have been exempt from layoff notices related to the fiscal cliff, but it still provides a sufficiently (bleak) complete picture about the real nature of layoffs and business cycle in general in America's busiest city. Which is why it was precisely using the WARN website that we learned that one of New York's most historic steakhouses, "NY's Prime Steakhouse since 1927" Gallagher's, located on 52nd street, and which survive the great depression, is shutting down on January 16. Surely neither the surging price of meat, nor the ability...
  • The “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report

    09/19/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    hillbuzz.org ^ | Sseptember 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Full title: Ground Reports from the “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report that show this is indeed a Depression On my desk, just under the computer monitor, I have a little box full of slips of scrap paper. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid because the nuns who taught me in Catholic School refused to ever waste paper. Anything that comes into my home that’s blank on one side and has outlived its usefulness is drawn and quartered and spends some time as scrap paper in that...
  • Chicago Teachers Union President: Strike is About ‘The Very Soul of Public Education’

    09/11/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Chicago Teachers Union President: Strike is About ‘The Very Soul of Public Education’ By Matt Cover September 11, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis told a Labor Day rally last week that the teachers’ strike that began on Monday was not just about the CTU’s salary demands, but about “the very soul of public education.” Speaking to a labor day rally on Sept. 3, Lewis said that the fight between Chicago Public School (CPS) officials and the CTU over how large a raise teachers would receive over the coming years was not a fight she or...
  • Some fancy neighborhoods open gates to Section 8 tenants

    09/09/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 8, 2012 | Megan O'Matz, John Maines and Barbara Hijek
    Here's an odd side effect of South Florida's foreclosure crisis: Some immense homes with pools and three-car garages in gated communities are being rented out to unlikely tenants — poor people paying with Section 8 aid. Among the properties are homes with up to 4,500 square feet of space in private communities with guardhouses and regal names such as "Monarch Lakes" and "Bellagio at Vizcaya." Some of the owners are teetering on foreclosure and gambling they can earn enough money from the federal housing vouchers to stave off the banks. Others bought the properties cheap in foreclosure auctions and want...
  • Illegal IRS Rule to Increase Taxes & Spending under Obamacare

    08/19/2012 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    The written testimony that Jonathan Adler and I submitted for the House Oversight Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s unlawful attempt to increase taxes and spending under Obamacare is now online. An excerpt: Contrary to the clear language of the statute and congressional intent, this [IRS] rule issues tax credits in health insurance “exchanges” established by the federal government. It thus triggers a $2,000-per-employee tax on employers and appropriates billions of dollars to private health insurance companies in states with a federal Exchange, also contrary to the clear language of the statute and congressional intent. Since those illegal expenditures will exceed...
  • What The Housing Recovery Will Look Like Under An Obama Second Term...

    07/27/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s (Obama's Fault!)

    07/23/2012 4:37:09 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/23/2012 | staff
    The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical weeks ahead of the November elections. The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both nonpartisan and those with known liberal or conservative leanings, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent....
  • An Aurora Massacre Takes Place Every 10 Days in Chicago, Gun-Control Capital of the United States

    07/23/2012 9:45:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Directorblue ^ | July 22, 2012 | Doug Ross
    The city of Chicago enforces the most draconian (and unconstitutional) gun-control laws in the United States. And how's that working out? Oddly, there are no calls for more gun control in the wake of the weekly Chicago massacre. Once you have the stiffest gun control laws on the books, you should probably look at the root of the problem... "Three men are dead and at least 23 other people wounded from gun violence across the city since Friday night."In fact, Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy is "accentuating the positives" of the bloody results of his city's oppressive gun ban, which...
  • Daffy's closing - 1,300 jobs lost - 51 years in business

    07/16/2012 1:37:19 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 78 replies
    Crains ^ | 7/16/2012 | Adrianne Pasquerelli
    Daffy's Inc., a staple of the New York shopping scene for 51 years, is closing its doors. The Secaucus, N.J.-based discount retailer, which had been rumored to be in financial turmoil, said Monday that all its stores will be shuttering over the next few months, as part of a company liquidation. In a statement, Daffy's said it "deeply regrets that this action was necessary due to the impact on its business of the uncertain economy and weak consumer spending and a lack of viable financial and business alternatives." The discounter employs 1,300 people and operates a total of 19 locations,...
  • Economic bummer: 6.9 million homes ditch cable TV

    06/19/2012 4:55:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 6/19/2012 | Paul Bedard
    It started with homes, then cars, and now penny-pinching Americans, especially minorities, are giving up cable TV because they just can't afford it in the lingering recession. Instead, they are switching back to free TV, improved with the recent switch to digital broadcast which requires a special antenna but eliminates the $70-$100 monthly cable, satellite or broadband service fee. Industry officials had worried that Americans would begin "cord-cutting" in a shift to internet TV, but the recession is more to blame, not internet bling. "It's not so much cord-cutting as cost-cutting that's motivating this. There's possibly recessionary issues here," said...
  • States try to increase food stamp benefits for their residents (Gaming the system)

    06/19/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    States seeking a larger share of the nearly $80 billion a year the federal government hands out for food stamps have resorted to several practices that some lawmakers say are abuses of the system: —Fourteen states and the District of Columbia make use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Paying people as little as $1 a year for heating assistance, even if they don’t have a heating bill, automatically qualifies them for greater food stamp benefits. Critics say that can result in households getting up to $100 extra a month in food stamps....
  • LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row (Well, Duh!)

    06/04/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code for hazardous conditions on Skid Row, including nearly 90 rats' nests, a dozen hypodermic needles and piles of human excrement and trash on sidewalks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found. The notice of violation stems from an extensive Health Department inspection last month of the 10-block area of downtown Los Angeles that houses the nation's densest population of homeless people, most of them mentally ill and substance abusers. Health officials ordered the...
  • (Hope & Change) Transient Stabbed in Fight Over PBJ Sandwich

    04/28/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | Saturday, April 28th 2012 | U-T San Diego
    Transient stabbed in fight over PBJ sandwich SAN DIEGO — One downtown transient stabbed another in the head in a fight over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich Friday, San Diego police said. The two men fought over the sandwich on Union Street near A Street about 6:30 p.m., police Officer David Stafford said. One of the men pulled out a pen and stabbed the other man in the head. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he is expected to recover. The other man went to jail, Stafford said.
  • Alabama nightclub sponsors “Food Stamp Friday” party

    03/30/2012 11:46:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 30, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    Flaunting food stamps almost seems to be a trend. First, Mr. EBT released his now-infamous rap. Shortly thereafter, girls followed suit with their own version. Now, a night club in Montgomery, Ala., is hosting its very own “Food Stamp Friday” party. On April 6, the Rose Supper Club in North Montgomery will offer a discounted cover charge — and free shots — to any patron who flashes a food stamp card at the door. Not surprisingly, some Montgomery residents aren’t happy about the way the party seems to glamorize a life on government assistance.
  • TRENDING: Santorum video: 'Obamaville' is a house of horrors (CNN commenters are enraged at video)

    03/25/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/24/12 | CNN Political Unit
    Crows perch on spindly trees. Barren streets and empty swing sets. An antiquated wall clock. A playground carousel spinning slowly with an eerie screech. The visuals conjure a horror film or the old TV series, "The Twilight Zone." But the collection of spine-tingling scenes pervades Rick Santorum's new web video trailer about life under the Obama administration.
  • Santorum Unveils ‘Obamaville’ Video, Scary Music Included (NY Times is not happy about it...)

    03/25/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/25/12 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    In a new video from Rick Santorum, it is hardly morning in America. It is more like apocalypse in America. From the opening sequence of a large raven to subsequent images of boarded-up buildings, a 1950s-style fallout shelter and alternating views of President Obama with the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this is one bleak future. The video is meant to show the consequences of re-electing Mr. Obama. -snip- John Brabender, the Santorum strategist who made the video, said it was a trailer for an eight-part series that will start in two weeks. Each of those videos will show how various...
  • Controversial new Santorum ad: “Welcome to Obamaville”

    03/23/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/23/12 | Allahpundit
    Watch the spot first and try to guess which part has been flagged as controversial before you click here to check your answer. I knew he’d get rapped for it the moment I saw the ad this morning, and if a dummy like me saw it coming, it’s hard to see how his ad team didn’t. Or maybe, having consumed online political media voraciously for the past six years (burp), my sense of what gets them to perk up is simply better honed than Team Sweater Vest’s? Either way, here’s their adamant denial that they were equating anyone with anyone...
  • Growth industries in Obamaville

    03/21/2012 5:47:02 AM PDT · by shoff · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | 03/20/2012 | Steven Hoffman
    Having trouble finding gainful employment? You just might be looking in the wrong field. If you are looking for employment in the passé field of construction, petroleum, automotive or even thinking of opening up your own business in this economy you know the deck is stacked against you. Time has passed you by to get a golden ticket from Harvard and you did not have the foresight to donate big enough to Obama’s campaign to cash in on green jobs, so what do you do?
  • Can Taxpayer-Subsidized Battery Maker A123 Survive?

    03/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 6, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The taxpayer-funded ($279 million) battery supplier that gave big raises and parachutes to its executives shortly after it cut “Green jobs” at its Michigan factories, reported last week it would suffer big losses again for 2011. A123 Systems , whose fortunes were entwined with those of electric vehicle startup manufacturer Fisker Automotive, also announced it would look to China and India in order to survive. A123 also received grants and tax credits from Michigan that could total more than $135 million. The company said it would realize a loss of $257.7 million for last year, compared to the $152.6...
  • Chinese hackers took over NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Inspector General reveals

    03/01/2012 3:05:47 PM PST · by Doogle · 23 replies · 4+ views
    FOX ^ | 03/01/12 | FOXNEWS
    Chinese hackers gained control over NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in November, which could have allowed them delete sensitive files, add user accounts to mission-critical systems, upload hacking tools, and more -- all at a central repository of U.S. space technology, according to a report released Wednesday afternoon by the Office of the Inspector General. That report revealed scant details of an ongoing investigation into the incident against the Pasadena, Calif., lab, noting only that cyberattacks against the JPL involved Chinese-based Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Paul K. Martin, NASA’s inspector general, put his conclusions bluntly. “The attackers had full functional...
  • Sanyo to close solar factory in California (subsidies have run out)

    02/04/2012 1:01:41 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 02/03/12 | Ucilla Wang,Todd Woody
    Snips from excerpt website: Japanese solar company Sanyo plans to lay off about 140 employees in California, or about 40 percent of its manufacturing workforce in the United States, as it shifts its strategy in order to compete with large rivals, particularly those from China. The company, which is part of Panasonic, is buiding a large factory in Malaysia that will make wafers and turn them into solar cells and then panels. Panasonic plans to invest 45 billion yen (about $580 million) in the new factory. A fellow manufacturer in Japan, Sumco, announced Friday it would get out of the...
  • Florida hit hardest by Sears store closings...

    12/30/2011 8:41:56 AM PST · by Doogle · 33 replies · 1+ views
    AP via YAHOO ^ | 12/30/11 | AP
    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Florida will be hit the hardest by the closing of Sears and Kmart stores, losing 11, according to a preliminary list of 79 planned closures released Thursday. Ohio, Michigan and Georgia are not far behind with six store closures planned in their states. Tennessee, North Carolina and Minnesota are set to lose four stores each. A spokeswoman for Sears Holding Corp. said each store employs between 40 and 80 people. None of the closures announced so far are in Sears' home state of Illinois. The 125-year-old retailer said on Tuesday it would close up to...
  • 30,000 NE Ohio homes await demolition

    11/21/2011 11:53:13 AM PST · by EBH · 69 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/21/11
    Local lawmakers believe more federal demolition funds must be found to stop the dramatic drop in northeast Ohio property values. Former Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis said he believes the number of condemned homes and buildings in northeast Ohio has ballooned to 30,000. Rokakis blamed foreclosures and irresponsible banks, investment firms and individuals who have walked away or ignored their distressed properties. The growth in vacant houses comes at a time when federal neighborhood stabilization funds, used to demolish these homes, will soon run dry. Rokakis said vacant homes are one of the leading causes of a dramatic drop in...
  • Democrats see minefield in Occupy protests (rookie Hussein, RATS keep arm's length away)

    11/17/2011 3:09:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Democrats see minefield in Occupy protestsBy The Associated Press • Wednesday, November 16, 2011 **SNIP** So far, Democrats have tried to have it both ways - embracing the movement's economic concerns while steering clear of its rougher edges. "I think people feel separated from their government," President Barack Obama told ABC News. "They feel that their institutions are not looking out for them." The president has said his jobs plan, which would boost taxes on high earners, is a way to address some of the protesters' concerns. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone a step further, posting a petition,...
  • Occupy Boston asserts its staying power

    11/16/2011 5:58:22 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 16, 2011 | John Zaremba, Christine McConville and Dave Wedge
    Occupy Boston protesters vow they won’t be forced out of their tent city like New York’s Wall Street campers were yesterday — even as Mayor Thomas M. Menino promised they can stay — but legal advocates launched a pre-emptive strike anyway to bar the city from evicting them. “Mayor Menino you should know, hell no, we won’t go!” a protester tweeted at @Occupy_ Boston, marking progress online as a chanting group marched through downtown last night.
  • Wall Street Protesters Evicted From Camp (George Soros FAIL alert...)

    11/15/2011 5:50:59 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/16/11 | ANDREW GROSSMAN, ALISON FOX and SEAN GARDINER
    Occupy Wall Street activists grappled with the future of their movement after a police raid and a day of legal drama ended their hold on a Manhattan park that had become the symbolic center of the world-wide protest.
  • Caption Marine Tossing Occupy Heckler

    11/15/2011 1:17:56 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 81 replies · 1+ views
  • Man found dead in Pioneer Park, Occupy SLC ordered to leave both camps

    11/11/2011 8:15:35 PM PST · by glock rocks · 72 replies
    KSL TV, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | November 11th, 2011 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Hours after a man was found dead inside a tent at Pioneer Park, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank announced Friday he could no longer allow camping in the park or anywhere in the city. "We can no longer have individuals camping on our streets," Burbank said. "We as a city just cannot tolerate this going on." Burbank asked members of the Occupy Salt Lake protest group to start packing immediately and to be out of the park by sunset Saturday. The ban on camping overnight also includes the Gallivan Center, where a group was recently...
  • Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta’s Base

    11/10/2011 1:18:11 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | November 10, 2011 1:55 PM | unattributed
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact. “Over the last three months were have been two persons who have resided in this facility who have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected infectious tuberculosis...