Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $25,663
29%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 29% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: poverty

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • This May Be Venezuela’s Tiananmen Square Moment

    04/24/2017 8:27:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ana Quintana
    Venezuela is no stranger to protests, but the recent uprisings have rocked the country and stirred questions about the nation’s future.This past week, the “mother of all protests” has seen upward of 2 million Venezuelans take to the streets demanding an end to the notoriously corrupt Maduro regime.Beginning on what would be the 207th anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain, frustrated Venezuelans have taken to the streets demanding change. So far, three Venezuelans have been killed in the marches, hundreds have been injured, and 500 have been arrested.In the span of just over 20 years, President Nicolás Maduro, his...
  • American Indians Are Still Getting a Raw Deal

    04/24/2017 8:58:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Prager University ^ | 4-24-2017 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    American Indians are the poorest of all of America's ethnic groups. Why? After all, the government has granted them massive reservations and created entire agencies to look after them. Well, maybe that's why. Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of "The New Trail of Tears," explains. We've all heard about how many bad things the U.S. government did to American Indians in the past. But what about today? Like most people, the only time I hear about today's American Indians is when people are outraged about sports mascots or team names, like the Washington Redskins. But sports teams' names are the least...
  • Neglected and Shamed, Filipino Poor Seize and Redistribute Homes, Demand Jobs

    04/20/2017 1:01:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    teleSUR ^ | April 19, 2017
    “Jobs and free mass housing ... These are fundamental rights and the situation of extreme poverty demands it,” a Kadamay representative told teleSUR. Representatives of homeless families who occupied thousands of vacant government-built homes for over a month delivered a firm “wake-up call” to the Philippine Senate Tuesday, telling officials that the wretched social conditions and government neglect forced them to act. Now, the group is demanding jobs and free mass housing — or they'll have no choice but to continue their campaign of redistributing idle homes to the needy. “They said those who occupied the Bulacan houses were lazy,”...
  • For Profit, Anti-Poverty: No institution or agency has done more to help the poor than Walmart

    04/17/2017 2:27:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | 04/17/2017 | John Tierney
    If budget-cutters in Washington decided to eliminate food-stamp benefits to New Yorkers, the city’s politicians would be denouncing the cruelty of the “Republican war on the poor.” Yet Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city council are already inflicting the same sort of pain on low-income New Yorkers by denying them access to one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs: Walmart.When he was mayor, Michael Bloomberg supported Walmart’s efforts to open a store in New York, but the company faced unremitting resistance from unions and elected officials, and it gave up the fight once de Blasio moved into Gracie...
  • New company headed to Lexington creating more jobs (100 factory jobs in Mississippi)

    04/13/2017 2:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WLBT-TV ^ | April 10, 2017 | Patrice Clark
    LEXINGTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - More than 100 jobs could soon be coming to the city of Lexington in Holmes County. Emerald Transformer announced today it will open a new factory on Bowling Green Road. More jobs, more tax dollars and more exposure - that's what folks here in Lexington hope Emerald Transformer can do for their small town. Signs are going up and the company officials prepare to breath new life into this 100,000 square foot building. Holmes County board president James Young and his team said for years, the Lexington warehouse has sat empty. "This is something...
  • Crowd pelts Venezuela President Maduro with eggs, rocks

    04/12/2017 1:49:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    United Press International ^ | April 12, 2017 | Andrew V. Pestano
    April 12 (UPI) -- Some Venezuelans pelted President Nicolas Maduro with rocks and eggs during a pro-government military event, a moment shown on state television....
  • Socialist Europe is nothing but a big Potemkin village

    03/24/2017 6:18:06 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 1787, Russian Empress Catherine Romanov the Great visited Crimea. Her tour guide was her lover Prince Grigory Potemkin. The Prince's estates in Crimea were shoddy and run down. To give her majesty the impression that all was well and that Crimea was pristine and beautiful, he erected portable settlements and facades along the river that her boat would be travelling. The deception worked, The middle aged aristocrat impressed the Middle aged Empress and Prince Grigory curried favor with the empress. In reality, behind the facade, Grigory's subjects lived in abject poverty and misery. An Austrian delegation toured Potemkin's...
  • SSI program shows that socialism is a failure and liberals don't care.

    03/22/2017 8:12:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Social Security... The SSI program. Liberals hail it as the toast of socialism. Liberals promulgate SSI as proof that government cares. The social secuirty program cares, the program is there to help those who cannot help themselves and that welfare state is superior to Christian charity. According to New York Times columnist and leftist Charles Blow, "Social security is the gift of Washington to the American people. It is what makes America a higher standard in freedom and prosperity." Just like everything printed by the Bolshevik News media including the Times and its left wing mouth pieces, nothing could be...
  • Bernie Sanders hilariously rails against Americans 'worshiping wealth'

    03/19/2017 9:09:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2017 | Rick Moran
    A man who owns 3 homes — including a recent purchase of a $600,000 vacation home — took to Twitter yesterday to criticize Americans because we’re a nation that “worships wealth rather than caring for the poor.” In response, the snark was running hot and heavy as the twitterverse destroyed the socialist Senator from Vermont.PollySpin @PollySpin Sell all you have and use the money to care for the poor. I have faith in you Bernie, YOU can do it!!! 12:34 PM 18 Mar 2017 lc65265 @lc65265 @BernieSanders Says the man who owns 3 homes one which cost over $600,000. I’m...
  • Well, No, But I Did Fly Over It Once

    03/18/2017 2:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The March 27th 2017 Issue
    Princeton economics professor emeritus and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton has been running around making an extraordinary claim: “Being really poor in America is in some ways worse than being really poor in India or Africa," he recently told the National Association for Business Economics. Asked about those comments in an interview with the Atlantic, Deaton doubled down: "If you had to choose between living in a poor village in India and living in the Mississippi Delta or in a suburb of Milwaukee in a trailer park, I'm not sure who would have the better life." This claim was qualified—Deaton is...
  • CNN panel explodes over the effect of Trump’s budget on black communities

    03/17/2017 4:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    A panel of black political commentators on CNN imploded Thursday into a screaming match as they discussed the effect of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts could have on the black community. As the panel discussed the cuts, Paris Dennard, a Trump supporter, pointed out that HBCUs, the acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, were not included in the list of proposed cuts. But host Don Lemon found the HBCU argument to be less important than other social programs. “So a lot of people say HBCUs are important,” Lemon declared, “but there are a lot of people watching here...
  • Colorado Aims to Expand a Main Artery, but Beleaguered Neighbors Balk

    03/12/2017 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Julie Turkewitz
    DENVER — Each morning Yadira Sanchez and her three children awaken to the roar of traffic and the plumes of exhaust that spill from the highway that cuts through their neighborhood. Now, Ms. Sanchez and her family are confronting a plan to triple the width of this state’s main east-west artery, sending tens of thousands more cars by their door. Denver was the fastest-growing large city in America in 2015, with a population of nearly 700,000, and the scene of a tech and marijuana boom that has drawn 1,000 new households a month. But as in other cities, its highways...
  • Venezuelans Are Separating Food from Waste as More People Forced to Eat from Garbage

    03/04/2017 7:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pan Am Post ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sabrina Martín
    With no solution to the food crisis in Venezuela, some people have begun looking for new strategies to make life easier on those that have to eat trash to sustain. Controversial Priest and opponent to President Nicolás Maduro’s administration Father Jose Palmar posted on social media this week about labeling discarded waste so those looking through it for food can do so more easily and “with dignity.” Palmar called on Venezuelans to celebrate Lent by identifying bags where food has been discarded for those with no where else to turn. That way, they don’t have to dig through non-edible items...
  • Life’s Distractions Have Hindered the Black Liberation Movement

    03/04/2017 4:07:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Milwaukee Courier ^ | March 3, 2017 | Rahim Islam
    Many of us keep asking ourselves why the Black community in America hasn’t made more social and economic progress. Sure, we’ve made individual progress, but as a Black group, we’re really struggling. This isn’t some academic exercise, this is real. By any and every measurement that you want to examine (i.e. wealth, ownership, business rates, marriages, health, incarceration, education attainment, etc.) we are in serious decline, and the decline is moving faster in the negative. If our community was an airplane, we would be falling fast out of the air and near a great crash on the ground that would...
  • HUD NEEDS FAITH INITIATIVES TO SHRINK POVERTY

    02/24/2017 9:40:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/17 | John Anthony
    Programs like Joseph Project, the Miss Mary Project create real sustainable success that can blossom into prosperity and change lives. If HUD will use their vast communications network to support those community efforts, we will shrink poverty Since the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has expanded its mandate to enforce these laws by labeling everything that is not equal, from the educational experience and housing, to the relative wealth of your residential zip code, as discriminatory.
  • Regional killings soar past 100, reach highest level in decade (Richmond, Virginia area)

    02/19/2017 12:50:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Mark Bowes
    Killings across the Richmond region soared in 2016 to the highest level in more than a decade, with African-Americans suffering the greatest loss of life at 81 percent of all victims. Homicides in the region’s four cities, three towns and 16 counties with a collective population of 1.26 million jumped 24 percent, from 98 in 2015 to 124 last year — the highest tally since 2005, when 132 killings occurred, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis of regional homicide data. The distressing loss of black lives continued at a disproportionately high pace in 2016, with 101 of the 124 victims,...
  • Whistleblowers: Planned Parenthood Had Dead Baby Quotas

    02/08/2017 5:51:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/8/17 | Bre Payton
    In a new video, former Planned Parenthood employees reveal they were incentivized to pressure women into getting abortions to meet monthly corporate quotas.In the video from Live Action, Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood manager in Storm Lake, Iowa, explained that if her center met its quota for abortion referrals, employees would be rewarded with pizza parties, paid time off, and other rewards.After administering a pregnancy test to a woman, Planned Parenthood employees would tell her how much it cost and ask how much she would be able to pay towards it. If a woman was unable to pay for a...
  • Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

    02/08/2017 4:37:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 8, 2017 | Agence France-Press
    As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions. The inferno started in a sprawling slum near the port late Tuesday and raged for about 10 hours, as hundreds of firefighters from across the Philippine capital hauled their hoses across rickety, tin roofs to reach the flames. As the blaze whipped across the squalid area, sending a huge plume of smoke billowing into the night sky, residents ran for their lives carrying refrigerators, religious icons and other valuables. Others, desperate...
  • Debunking a Misleading Minimum Wage Study

    02/08/2017 12:05:21 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | February 08, 2017 | Dave Thompson
    The National Employment Law Project (NELP) released a study claiming to have directly disproved any link between minimum wage and job loss. Unfortunately, it has received media attention, including a piece or two by Nick Hanauer, “America’s worst minimum wage pundit.” Fortunately, at least some of the coverage is negative – as it should be. The NELP study is not serious, and it’s also flat wrong. Numerous people have pointed out the primary issue: NELP asked the wrong question. Asking the wrong question is a common but serious error, and can invalidate your result. Here’s a revealing sentence from the...
  • Sanders Says American Poor Worse off than Poor Anywhere Else [semi-satire]

    01/22/2017 10:05:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Despite the fact that the living standards of those in poverty in the United States exceed the standards of the middle class in most countries, recent Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted that "America's record is worse than virtually any other country on Earth." "A lot of people have been bad-mouthing Venezuela because of shortages of essentials and their high cost," Sanders said. "But the people are united by their equality. No one is allowed to hoard more than his fair share. And say what you will about Stalin's Soviet Union, but there everyone was guaranteed a job. Even...