Thomas Friedman sums up the Iraq war... (5/29/2003) 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory. 9/11 Hijackers Passports were issued by the CIA - US Consulate Whistleblower. Did They Know? X-Files and Simpsons predict 9/11. fMTFP.png (PNG Image, 681x354 pixels) Daily Job Cuts - Layoff News , Job Layoffs 2011 / 2010 , Bankruptcy, Store closings, Business Economy News. Congressional Budget Office: Top 1% Income Rose 275% From 1979-2007. November 28, 2011 in Congressional Budget Office Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007 63 pages October 2011 From 1979 to 2007, real (inflation-adjusted) average household income, measured after government transfers and federal taxes, grew by 62 percent.
During that period, the evolution of the nation’s economy and the tax and spending policies of the federal government and state and local governments had varying effects on households at different points in the income distribution: Income after transfers and federal taxes (denoted as after-tax income in this study) for households at the higher end of the income scale rose much more rapidly than income for households in the middle and at the lower end of the income scale. In particular: For the 1 percent of the population with the highest income, average real after-tax household income grew by 275 percent between 1979 and 2007 (see Summary Figure 1). 6 Shocking Revelations About Wall Street's "Secret Government" Photo Credit: john flanigan November 30, 2011 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. We now have concrete evidence that Wall Street and Washington are running a secret government far removed from the democratic process. These documents show how top government officials willfully concealed from Congress and the public the true extent of the 2008-'09 bailouts that enriched the few and enhanced the interests of giant Wall Streets firms. The secret Wall Street bailouts totaled $7.77 trillion, 10 times more than the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) passed by Congress in 2008. So what does this all mean? 1. As many of us suspected, all the big banks were on their knees begging for help – secretly – while telling their investors, the public and Congress that all was well. 2. 3.
Wal-Mart Heiress’s Art Museum a Moral Blight: Jeffrey Goldberg. The brand-new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the small northwest Arkansas city of Bentonville is the creation of Alice Walton, the daughter of the late Sam Walton, who founded Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest retailer in the world.
Alice Walton, who is worth about $21 billion, has achieved her dream of building a top-tier museum that unabashedly celebrates American art in the American heartland. Crystal Bridges, in many ways, is an aesthetic success. It’s also a moral tragedy, very much like the corporation that provided Walton with the money to build a billion-dollar art museum during a terrifying recession. The museum is a compelling symbol of the chasm between the richest Americans and everyone else. In 2007, according to the labor economist Sylvia Allegretto, the six Walton family members on the Forbes 400 had a net worth equal to the bottom 30 percent of all Americans.
The museum, which opened last month, sits in a wooded ravine a few miles from Wal-Mart headquarters. ‘Near Poor’ - Not Quite in Poverty, but Still Struggling. Census data: Half of U.S. poor or low income. The St.
Columbanus Church food pantry in Chicago feeds 500 households a week, but some weeks it struggles to keep up with demand. CBS WASHINGTON - Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. The latest census data depict a middle class that's shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government's safety net frays. The new numbers follow years of stagnating wages for the middle class that have hurt millions of workers and families. "Safety net programs such as food stamps and tax credits kept poverty from rising even higher in 2010, but for many low-income families with work-related and medical expenses, they are considered too `rich' to qualify," said Sheldon Danziger, a University of Michigan public policy professor who specializes in poverty.
"The reality is that prospects for the poor and the near poor are dismal," he said. Judges and Mortgage Loans. Judges Involved in Multiple Property Reconveyances JANET PHELAN September 11, 2009 SAN BERNARDINO, CA — Several years ago, all of the county's probate and conservatorship cases were moved to the Redlands Courthouse, and most of these cases were subsequently heard by Judge James M.
Welch. Recent documents obtained by the Sentinel point to suspicious financial activity by Welch, who at one point in time was the presiding judge of San Bernardino County. Welch was featured in an article in the Sentinel on June 12th of this year in a lengthy exposé regarding questionable business practices by Melodie Z. Scott, a professional fiduciary and conservator for the elderly. In 1998, Welch and his wife, Ginny, took out a loan for $217,200 on their La Colina residence, which was fully paid back in March of 2003. In February of 2003, James and Ginny Welch took out another loan on their residence, this time for $234,000. Judge Welch has declined to comment. Lawyer Jailed for Advising Client to Assert 5th Amendment Right. From the court's website: The amount of the bond is determined by the degree of risk a defendant poses to his/her victim or society and the likelihood of the defendant appearing for future court appearances.
Defendants posing high risk in these areas may have a higher bond set. In many cases, a District Court Probation Officer will conduct an investigation, called bond screening, into the defendant’s history of prior criminal acts, violent nature, employment, family connections, and substance abuse issues. The findings of this investigation are reported to the judge or magistrate prior to setting the bond to help determine the defendant’s inclination to commit further violent acts or evade further court proceedings. The Michigan Constitution, Article I, Section 17: Self-incrimination; due process of law; fair treatment at investigations. Article I, Section 16: Bail; fines; punishments; detention of witnesses. This is Mutiny City Council Chief of Police Override Mayor. MTV warns Martial Law in America 1. MTV warns Martial Law in America 2. Internment-Resettlement Specialist - US Army job posting.
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