With the decline in value of world currencies the price of gold is going through the roof. It is at the writing of this article at $1,388 per ounce, which would lead one to think that the present gold boom going on in Nigeria would be a good thing for the Nigerian people. Not so. Nigerian farmers have had their land destroyed by large mining operations leaving them with no other way to make a living than to dig ore out of the ground and crush it in order to retrieve the precious metal which they then sell to the large operations that destroyed their land.
Nigerians are now finding out that in the process of crushing the ore to obtain the gold they have been releasing lead dust which they and their children have breathed and is causing them to die by the score. UNICEF and other agencies regularly come in to clean up the mining sites but the time they have accomplished their task it is too late.
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Northern Europe is experiencing brutal winter weather. Snow and freezing temperatures have stranded thousands of travelers as flights both in and out of London’s Heathrow Airport are being canceled. The ice is also apparently affecting rail service. The storms have been so severe that the transportation agencies have been unable to clear the snow and ice from the runways and rails, leaving many travelers frustrated and angry.
Officials said a five-inch snowfall in one hour Saturday left Heathrow blanketed in snow, and subsequent swings in temperature led to an extensive ice buildup around aircraft parked on the ground. Officials also said “every available” staff member and several hundred additional contractors are trying to get the airport moving again.
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The American 99ers Union held a nationwide candlelight vigil last night. If these people ever had an original thought it was lonely. I’m telling everybody reading this that I am on the verge of pulling this site as I will not have the strategies developed in the Think Tank used to promote the cause of socialism.
I had contact a while back from Gregg Rosen, co-founder of American 99ers Union, wherein he asked me why I so vehemently attacked his organization. To which I replied that I would never accept socialism as a remedy for unemployment. In his next email he stated emphatically that the American 99ers Union was not a socialist organization. Continue reading “99ers Cannot Allow Socialism to Prevail”
Well the multi-million dollar propagandists have achieved in assuring that every multi-billionaire can afford a new Mercedes Benz in the coming year. So what is next on their agenda? They are now expounding like evangelist preachers that the hands of the rich are being tied by that nasty old minimum wage.
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. A typical family of four with both adults working 40 hours per week at minimum wage is $30,160 in a year. After state taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and health care expenses are figured into the equation, the average family of four with both parents working is living at or below the poverty level. This being said it should seem absolutely reasonable to all concerned that they should settle for less.
Continue reading “99ers Launch a Counter-Attack”
The people of Haiti are still suffering as a result of an earthquake, a hurricane, and a cholera outbreak, all of which occurred this year. Many country’s agencies and organizations are working to help the Haitian people. They have brought in food, tents, clothing, medical supplies, and physicians to administer to them. All these people deserve the highest praise, especially in a world where compassion for our fellow human beings has come to represent weakness.
You see, today’s psyche professes that human beings should ignore the suffering of the weak as they are consuming without producing. Haiti has been brought back front and center in the news, the past week or so, prompting those with a conscience to push for further aid.
Continue reading “Mental Health Care for the Haitians?”
Arkansas’ Ex-Governor Mike Huckabee, commenting on Fox News, addressed the issue of the long term unemployed. He put forth the same rhetoric designed at demonizing the 99ers that has become a mainstay of the mainstream propagandists. They always say the word 99er before stating that the existence of unemployment deters the unemployed from looking for work, confusing the issue in indicating that the 99ers will not find work because they are receiving unemployment. This is a propagandist con man trick. Every time one of these scum bags tries to use it we must immediately counter with the undeniable fact that 99ers are receiving no unemployment.
Continue reading “99ers and Tier 5: Mainstream Media Enemies and Oppressors”
The situation between North and South Korea is reaching critical mass, pun intended. The South Koreans are obstinately insisting that they will go forward with live fire drills which the North has stated will cause retaliation.
Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, is presently in North Korea attempting to calm the situation and keep the peace. He evidently has put forth several proposals, but at present is refusing to release the details to the public.
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The United States Justice Department is at present exploring every thought and theory in an effort to find a charge that can be brought against WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Among the ideas floating around is a possible conspiracy charge, which would involve proving that Assange had some kind of prior involvement with the young sergeant that leaked the contents of the government documents.
There is even talk of asserting that Assange acted as a middle man between the leaker and the real press, like the New York Times. It would appear that the mainstreamers are trying to set the stage for a scenario wherein the United States government will be defining who is and who is not a news person.
Continue reading “Who Really Fears WikiLeaks?”
The midnight Congress overwhelmingly passed the Bush era tax cuts extensions for the top 2%. The so called conservative Republicans are calling the passage a victory for the American people. But what does the passage of the bill really equate to? Well this is what happened. Our so called representatives were given a choice. Let the Bush era tax cuts sunset, which was a part of the original bill, or borrow billions of dollars to continue paying taxes for the rich. They chose the latter.
So now the taxes of the top 2% will be paid by our grandchildren. By the time the smallest among them reaches maturity they will be $500,000 in debt. The children of the rich are assured a life of prosperity and being served by the children of the poor. The rich have been careful to throw enough scraps to the middle class to keep them complacent for a couple more years while they whittle away at its lower tiers.
Continue reading “99ers Sold out by the Whores in the Mainstream Media”
Demopublicans and Republicrats became as one to pass the tax cuts extensions for the top 2% at the eleventh hour. They had played the game as long as they possibly could, though they have saved enough time to push through the legislation that is truly important to their commie arses, and that is, “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” They should all make it home in time to open their elaborate Christmas presents from the filthy rich.
Of course the 99ers are told once again, “Eat snow.” The fact is the Demorats could have passed tax cut legislation excluding the top 2% back when they had their super-majority. Continue reading “99er Unemployed, the Top 2% get theirs, 99ers Left to Rot in a Hole in the Ground”
Could a Tier 5 realistically be passed at this late date? The answer is yes. The House at present has the Bush tax cuts extension legislation at a standstill. There is talk among the Democrats of making alterations to the legislation and sending it back to the Senate. The changes they are considering are to the estate tax. They want to lower the rate exempt and increase the rate on that which is not exempt.
But what if on top of that change they also add a Tier 5 unemployment extension for six months. When the legislation went back to the Senate it would have to be voted on and those votes would be recorded. There is no doubt that a proposed Tier 5 extension being added would be all over the mainstream news. And every voting 99er would be watching. If the Senate dared vote the legislation down, the 99ers would make sure that those responsible would not be reelected to office in 2012.
Continue reading “Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Added to Bush Tax Cuts Legislation?”
WikiLeak’s founder, Julian Assange, was released from custody in London as the court rejected Swedish appeals that asserted their case for keeping Mr. Assange jailed. Assange appeared exhausted as he faced the press. He thanked all those around the world who are supporting WikiLeaks and himself both financially and vocally.
I have to wonder about the conditions in the London facility where Mr. Assange was held as he including the following in his statement. “I had time to reflect on the conditions of those people around the world, also in solitary confinement, also on remand, in conditions that are more difficult than those faced by me. Those people also need your attention and support.”
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A demonstration by a collection of unions turned into full scale rioting Wednesday in Athens, Greece, marking the seventh such incident to take place there this year. Rioters threw paving stones and Molotov cocktails at police. A former Greek Minister, Kostis Hatzidakis, was beaten about the head and shoulders. He escaped the rioters with the help of his body guards but was left bloodied.
The unions are protesting new labor laws which they say will give employers powers over them not seen since the Middle Ages. They further state that the new laws are directly connected to a 110 billion Euro international bail-out package which their government accepted in their name. Continue reading “Renewed Rioting in Greece”
Millions of Americans are busy completing their Christmas shopping. We 99ers are not among them. This will be the first year that I will not be able to afford to buy a single present for my children and grandchildren. Am I disheartened? No I am not, I’m mad as hell.
There is $8 billion in pork barrel spending contained in the budget legislation which I assure you will be passed by the lame duck congress. Some of the items that are more important than American citizens starving to death in the cold are studying peanuts in Georgia, studying arthropod damage in Nevada, an $8 million Institute for the U.S. Senate in the name of Edward M. Kennedy, and roundabouts in Mississippi.
Continue reading “99ers Pray for Reason and Prepare for War”
Stuart Varney of Fox Business News expounded his British tenacity to new heights yesterday when he stated that the extension of the Bush era tax cuts are “A done deal” and “I told you the Democrats would not commit political suicide in trying to stop them.”
Who the hell does this Tory think he is? The fact is at the time Varney was making these statements the tax cuts legislation had not even made it through the Senate, let alone the House. This multi-million dollar propagandist thinks he can manipulate our Congress by pretending to be a news man and reporting hypotheticals as facts.
Continue reading “99er Unemployed get New Job Creating Green Energy – Not”
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, appeared in a London court where he was granted bail in the amount of $315,000. However the Swedish government convinced the court to put a hold on Mr. Assange for two days until an appeal to the bail could be filed and ruled upon. Supporters of Mr. Assange have arranged for the bail and living accommodations on a 600 acre estate owned by his close personal friend, Vaughan Smith, a wealthy British man. The court also ordered that Assange surrender his passport, wear a tracking device, and report in to authorities daily.
Swedish authorities describe Mr. Assange as the ultimate flight risk which seems bizarre to anyone following the case, as Mr. Assange offered to be interviewed by authorities in Sweden back in August, and he did turn himself to Scotland Yard to face the charges.
Continue reading “Julian Assange Still being Held in Spite of Bail”
Upscale homes in Cape Cod, Massachusetts are being targeted by arsonist(s) who it is speculated may be waging an anarchist type war against the rich. There is also the possibility that the arson is being perpetrated for other reasons and the signatures left by the arsonist(s) are designed to throw authorities off their trail. The arsonist(s) reportedly spray painted “F*@% the Rich” on the side of one of the houses that was attacked.
Some are speculating that if this is a form of class warfare it is being fueled by comments being made in Washington DC by lawmakers like Bernie Sanders who frequently mentions class warfare. Continue reading “99ers Unemployed Class Warfare?”
North Korea threatens nuclear war as South Korea begins military exercises. South Korea began five days of live fire drills yesterday and North Korea warns that naval exercises that are being run simultaneously by the South could trigger nuclear war. North Korea enjoys the military backing of China while tens of thousands of American troops guard the demilitarized zone for the South. Dennis Blair, the former director of National Intelligence, is predicting that there will be a “hot war.” So what does this mean for the United States?
When the United States came to South Korea’s aid in June of 1950, the ensuing three years of conflict cost us 54,256 American lives, 103,284 wounded, and $18 billion. And what was the final result? Continue reading “Will Global Nuclear War Start in Korea?”
Alexandra Jarrin, a 53 year old 99er from Vermont has started a letter writing campaign directed at Senator Bernie Sanders of her state. Apparently she wants 99ers to send letters to her depicting their deplorable plight, after which she prints them and delivers them to Bernie Sanders’ office.
Wow, what an idea. Why couldn’t I have thought of that? I mean, all we really have to do is print all those letters that we have been sending to their emails and bam, they are going to say, “This is real. We have to help them. They took the time to actually print the letters and deliver them to our office.”
Continue reading “99ers are Busy Plotting Revenge”
Former Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin, was in Haiti on a humanitarian mission for the weekend. She traveled to Haiti with the Reverend Franklin Graham, son of Reverend Billy Graham. Haiti is still recovering from a devastating earthquake which occurred some eleven months back. This coupled with the recent cholera outbreak has left the country in a deplorable state. There are more than one million people homeless and the streets are filled with violence following the presidential election which was held two weeks ago. Many Haitians believe the election was wrought with fraud.
Sarah Palin banned all media except for Fox News from attending any of the events that she would be a part of. Sarah’s getting smarter. She held a news conference wherein she refused to take questions because she said she does not want to get political. Come on Sarah, you got political when you got on the plane headed for Haiti.
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