Social Mobility

The myth destroying America: Why social mobility is beyond ordinary people’s control

In America, there is a strongly held conviction that with hard work, anyone can make it into the middle class. Pew recently found that Americans are far more likely than people in other countries to believe that work determines success, as opposed to other factors beyond an individual’s control. But this positivity comes with a negative side — a tendency to pathologize …

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Rationalizing Lunacy

Policy intellectuals — eggheads presuming to instruct the mere mortals who actually run for office — are a blight on the republic. Like some invasive species, they infest present-day Washington, where their presence strangles common sense and has brought to the verge of extinction the simple ability to perceive reality. A benign appearance — well-dressed types testifying before Congress, pontificating …

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CIA Asset Joins Islamic State in Libya – Abdelhakim Belhadj Worked with U.S. and NATO to Overthrow Gaddafi 

Abdelhakim Belhadj has reportedly joined forces with the Islamic State, according to the journalist Sara Carter. Belhadj is a former al-Qaeda operative who was a key player in the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi. He worked directly with the U.S. and NATO. Kyle Shideler writes for The Washington Times: If Belhadj has gone over to Islamic State, it will represent a major …

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Biodiversity or GMOs: Will The Future Of Nutrtion Be In Women’s Hands or Under Corporate Control?

Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out of our hands and substituted for toxic commodities controlled by global corporations. Monoculture industrial farming has taken the quality, taste and nutrition out of our food. As a result, India is facing a nutritional crisis: every fourth Indian goes hungry, and …

Wake Up Call – How They Manage To Lie About the “Economic Recovery” – 03.09.15

The Federal Reserve issued their fourth quarter Report On Household Debt And Credit last week to the sounds of silence in the mainstream media. Here’s some actual analysis which describes how they manipulated a fake recovery and kept the masses sedated, misinformed and pliable. Lots of figures for you but they tell their own story. We can even see clearly …

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NSA Global Spy Stations Revealed: ‘Sniff It All, Collect It All, Know It All, Process It All, Exploit It All’

The Five Eye spy bases around the world. A new batch of Snowden documents offer an unprecedented look into the close relationship of the surveillance agencies of the so-called “Five Eyes” nations and how a close look at a secretive base in New Zealand reveals new details about a global network of listening stations are operating to fulfill the NSA …

What’s the True Impact of the Alternative Economy? Researchers Decide It’s Time to Find Out

It is increasingly apparent that today’s economy is not working for most of us. Growing inequality of wealth and income is putting the famous American middle class in danger of becoming a distant memory. Most American children now face economic prospects worse than their parents enjoyed. We suffer from more frequent financial shocks and linger in recession far longer than …

US Jails

US jails are warehouses of sick, poor and low-risk people

Jail is not supposed to be where you put the mentally ill or those too poor to pay bail. Nor is it supposed to be where African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asians go for crimes that don’t land white people behind bars. But that is what they are increasingly becoming. The primary purpose of jails, unlike prisons, is to …

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How Toxic Are the Food Colorings in What You Eat?

Nestle announced [3] last week that it plans to remove all artificial colors and flavors from its candy bars. The company said it was doing so in response to consumer preferences, not because there was anything dangerous about the artificial products it was using. Nestle isn’t the only company making the switch. Hershey’s is beginning its journey [4] in this direction as well. Luke J.W. Haffenden, the …

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US orders 7,700 children deported without court hearings

More than 7,700 immigrant children have been ordered deported over the past 18 months without ever appearing in court, according to statistics released by the federal government recently and reported by the Los Angeles Times Friday. The Times account was based on data supplied by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, which processes data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal …