The Golden State has reached a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia’s and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, according to a new measure of poverty developed by the federal Census Bureau.
Democrat-run California earned its last-place rank under the federal government’s new measure of poverty, which incorporates more detailed analyses of welfare payments and the local costs of food, gasoline and housing. (View the new census data report)
For the first time in the history of the United States Congress has passed a bill to authorize the Speaker of the House to file a lawsuit against the pResident of the United States, pResident Obama. The bill was on a party line vote 225 to 201. Not one Democrat voted for the bill. Five Republicans voted against the likely bill because the bill did not go far enough.
Why would Trey Gowdy Nominate Philip Kiko As Executive Director To Investigate The Benghazi Collusion? Is He Ignorant Of Kiko’s Massive Conflict Of Interests?
Either Way, With This Level Of Incongruence With Impartiality, One Is Left Wondering If This Is Another Issa Appearing Damage Control Committee For The NWO. Is This Just Another Dog & Pony Show Frustrating The United States Constitutional Justice System?
Just 13 days before Julian and Alita Knott were found dead in their home, another highly skilled technology worker at JPMorgan died suddenly. This death has not previously been reported by the media. Richard Gravino, age 49, was an Application Development Team Lead for JPMorgan in Tampa, Florida. His death occurred on June 24, 2014 at his home in Riverview, Florida. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office said the cause of death is “pending” with toxicology tests not expected back for 8 to 12 weeks.
Gravino had an extensive and accomplished career in the computer technology field. Previous employers included Motorola and HSBC bank where he was a Senior Technical Consultant.
In the month prior to Gravino’s death, on May 7, 2014, Thomas James Schenkman, age 42, died suddenly in Connecticut. (Schenkman’s death has not
previously been reported by major media.) Schenkman held the high rank of Managing Director of Global Infrastructure Engineering for JPMorgan Chase and had a highly marketable resume. Schenkman began his technology career with Microsoft, where he worked for 11 years. He moved on to Goldman Sachs in 2000 and worked there for six years. In 2006, Schenkman moved to Bear Stearns and was there at the time of its collapse in March 2008. Schenkman had been with JPMorgan for the past six years.
According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Connecticut, which only gets involved in an investigation if the death is “sudden, unexpected, or violent,” the initial cause of Schenkman’s death was listed as “pending.” It has since been amended to read: “atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.”
This Chief Medical Examiner’s office is the same one that investigated the death of JPMorgan Executive Director, Ryan Crane, age 37, who died suddenly at his home in Stamford, Connecticut on February 3, 2014. The Medical Examiner did not release the cause of death for approximately three months, finally assigning it to ethanol toxicity/accident. Crane was not directly engaged in computer technology but his work in algorithmic trading may have led him to interact with various technology teams at JPMorgan.
The Obama administration is illegally relocating illegal immigrants all over the United States. They are released into these cities, given a slip of paper ordering them to appear in court at some future date, and of course the vast majority of them never show up. Essentially, the Obama administration is seeding illegal immigrants in communities all over America knowing full well that the system is going to end up losing track of almost all of them. Fellow Ship Of The Minds
A scorched earth policy is a military strategy which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area. It is a military strategy where all of the assets that are used or can be used by the enemy are targeted, such as food sources, transportation, communications, industrial resources, and even the people in the area. The practice can be carried out by the military in enemy territory, or in its own home territory. It may overlap with, but is not the same as, punitive destruction of the enemy’s resources, which is done for purely strategic/political reasons rather than strategic/operational reasons. It was most famously used by Joseph Stalin against the German Army in the Second World War. Wikipedia
Institutionalizing the speculative excesses that inflated the previous housing bubble has fed magical thinking and fostered illusions of phantom wealth and security.
The global housing market has been dominated by magical thinking for the past 15 years. The magical thinking can be boiled down to this:
A person who buys a house for $50,000 will be able to sell the same house for $150,000 a few years later without adding any real-world value. The buyer will be able to sell the house for $300,000 a few years later without adding any real-world value. The buyer will be able to sell the house for $600,000 a few years later without adding any real-world value.
And so on, decade after decade and generation after generation: a house should magically accumulate enormous capital (home equity) without the owner having to do anything but pay the mortgage for a few years.
Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Is a Victory for Christian Businesses Owners
June 30, 2014
Today’s 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., is a victory for Christian business owners, who will now be protected from unconstitutional government mandates forcing them to compromise their religious convictions in their business practices and policies.
The decision invalidates the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which directs businesses to provide birth control coverage to their employees. Faith-based businesses, religious schools and churches are exempt, but the mandate did not provide allowances for secular businesses that are owned by Christians whose religious beliefs may go against the mandate.
As ISIS prepares to advance on Baghdad and Iraq slips towards civil war, the world’s oil corporations are updating plans to evacuate worried staff, from Dohuk in the north to the southern powerhouse of Basrah.
With one eye on Iraq’s turbulent history executives in Houston, London, Moscow and Beijing always knew they might have to pull their people out – although perhaps not now and not under these extraordinary circumstances.