1 in 5 Children Live in Poverty in U.S.

America can fund Israel, Failed Wall Street crooked Banks and a giant Military. Just not its own people.

No wonder people are so saddened.




CNS News
By Ali Meyer
3 June 2014

One in five children under age 18, or 21.3%, are living in poverty in the United States, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In 2012, there were 15,437,000 children under 18 years old, or 21.3%, who were classified in the “below poverty” threshold, according to the Census.

“The incidence of poverty rates varies widely across the population according to age, education, labor force attachment, family living arrangements, and area of residence, among other factors. Under the official poverty definition, an average family of four was considered poor in 2012 if its pre-tax cash income for the year was below $23,492,” according to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report entitled, Poverty in the United States: 2012.

“The Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds form the basis for statistical estimates of poverty in the United States,” reads the report. “The thresholds reflect crude estimates of the amount of money individuals or families, of various size and composition, need per year to purchase a basket of goods and services deemed as ‘minimally adequate,’ according to the living standards of the early 1960s.”

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Taliban Prisoners Released - President: They May Return To Terror - Judge Andrew Napolitano - F&F

Where the hell is US Policy now? Does this clown have a clue?




The picture says it all.

The Africa they never show you

When one thinks of Africa the first thing that comes to mind is Jungle, Lions, Apes, Hippos and Hyenas. These photos show you a whole new Africa . Be sure to read the last two paragraphs at the end of the photos which are indeed pertinent. Very interesting.

Mansion in Gabon.




South Africa Condos.




Accra, a city in Ghana.




Cape Town, South Africa.




Cape Town again.




Runion Island South, Eastern Africa.




Runion Island Highway, South Eastern Africa.




Lybia, in North West Africa.




Algeria in West Africa.




This is where the equator passes through in Sao Tome Island, West Africa.




Housing estate in Accra, Ghana.




Cabo Verde, Cape Verde.




Obudu Resort, Nigeria.




If you thought the houses in Ghana were spectacular, you would be speechless with this house in Nigeria. Just another mansion under construction.




“Slum” Row houses in Nigeria.




Common House in Abuja, Nigeria.




Kampala, Uganda.




Yes, they actually enjoy themselves on the weekends, but the media misconceptions would have you believe they all languish in poverty.




Presidential Palace, Ghana.




Mansions in Trasacco Valley, Accra, Ghana - where a number of the wealthy live.






Tunisia, Africa.




Alexandria, Egypt.




Nairobi, Kenya.




Hilton Hotel, Yaounde-Cameroon.




A hotel in Khartoum, Sudan.




The cable cars at the beach in Durban, South Africa.




Aerial view of Khartoum, Sudan.




The Wave house at Gateway Mall, Durban, South Africa.




Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, South Africa. One of the largest malls in the Southern Hemisphere and just one of Africa's mega malls.




Another inside view of Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, South Africa.




An outside view of Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, South Africa.




Cairo, Egypt.




Cairo, Egypt.




Cairo, Egypt.




National Stadium-Dares Salaam in Tanzania with the practice field right outside.




City of Dares Salaam-Tanzania.



Surprising modern and upscale isn't it. So how do you like the real Africa now? And why aren't their rich helping their poor instead of us? Tell me again - how much foreign aid goes into these countries?

Consistent unflattering media portrayals would have you to believe something entirely different, ie: Africa is still some kind of wild, savage and untamed jungle.

Wonder why that is?

* Author withheld

* All images were sourced from here

Russia, China to create joint rating agency as ties grow

Watch the howls when they re rate in truth.

Wait until they start rating western concerns. All part of a shift to another financial system as Global Hegemony tanks.



Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attend the opening ceremony of the ''Year of Chinese Tourism in Russia'' at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, March 22, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool


Reuters
By Lidia Kelly
3 June 2014

Russia and China have reached an agreement to create a joint credit rating agency and are working on a series of measures to make trade easier, Russia's finance minister said on Tuesday, a sign of growing ties between the neighbors.

Speaking during a trip to China, Anton Siluanov told journalists that the new rating agency would be modeled on existing rating agencies.

"We would like (the agency's) ratings to be apolitical," Siluanov said in comments sent by the ministry's press service.

The plan to create an agency in conjunction with China comes at time when Russia has shown signs of dissatisfaction with the three western agencies - Standard & Poor's Moody's and Fitch that dominate the ratings market.

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EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water

Careful what they are shooting into you.

Makes wonder about shots does it not?




Natural News
By Mike Adams
3 June 2014

Mercury tests conducted on vaccines at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have revealed a shockingly high level of toxic mercury in an influenza vaccine (flu shot) made by GlaxoSmithKline (lot #9H2GX). Tests conducted via ICP-MS document mercury in the Flulaval vaccine at a shocking 51 parts per million, or over 25,000 times higher than the maximum contaminant level of inorganic mercury in drinking water set by the EPA.(1)

The tests were conducted via ICP-MS using a 4-point mercury calibration curve for accuracy. Even then, the extremely high level of mercury found in this flu shot was higher than anything we've ever tested, including tuna and ocean fish which are known for high mercury contamination.

In fact, the concentration of mercury found in this GSK flu shot was 100 times higher than the highest level of mercury we've ever tested in contaminated fish. And yet vaccines are injected directly into the body, making them many times more toxic than anything ingested orally. As my previous research into foods has already documented, mercury consumed orally is easily blocked by eating common foods like strawberries or peanut butter, both of which bind with and capture about 90% of dietary mercury.

Here are the actual results of what we found in the influenza vaccine from GSK (lot #9H2GX):

  • Aluminum: 0.4 ppm
  • Arsenic: zero
  • Cadmium: zero
  • Lead: zero
  • Mercury: 51 ppm

All tests were conducted via calibrated, high-end ICP-MS instrumentation as shown in these lab videos.

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US shuts Afghan transit base in Kyrgyzstan

Cost reality - No it's because you are not worth it.

Staying in Afghanistan is about to get a lot more expensive.


A US cargo plane lands on the runway of the Manas airbase, outside Bishkek, on February 12, 2009 
(AFP Photo/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Yahoo News
By AFP
3 June 2014

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (AFP) - The United States on Tuesday shut its airforce base in Kyrgyzstan that had been the main transit point for military personnel and cargo headed to Afghanistan for 12 years.

Washington was forced to shut the Manas Transit Centre north of Bishkek after Kyrgyzstan, an ex-Soviet country seeking closer ties with Moscow, refused last year to extend its lease.

In a symbolic ceremony US officials handed over keys to the Manas Transit Center to the Kyrgyz authorities.

Commander of the base, Colonel John Millard, said at the ceremony that some 5.5 million troops of the anti-terror coalition passed through the base in the Central Asian nation since it was established in late 2001, in the wake of the September 11 attacks in the US.

US ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen said that all military personnel would leave the base in a week.

Russia maintains its own base in Kyrgyzstan and is expected to be pleased by the move as it vies for influence in Central Asia.

The United States has moved its main transit base for Afghanistan to Romania, which in April approved an increase in American troops at a base on the Black Sea.

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How and Why the U.S. Has Re-Started the Cold War (The Backstory that Precipitated Ukraine’s Civil War)

Same game it never ends. Worldwide domination.

Should you carefully read this article you will clearly understand what the conflict in the Ukraine is about. And yes, do not expect to read this in your local newspaper.



Washington's Blog
By Eric Zuesse
3 June 2014

When the Cold War ended, in 1990, Russia was in a very weak position, no real threat at all (except for nuclear weapons, but the nuclear rivalry had been greatly reduced via arms-control agreements). Communism was proven to have failed as an economic system, and this failure of communism had left a former U.S.S.R. that was decayed and unproductive. The Russian people were in misery. Alcoholism, which was historically a huge problem among Russian men, and which kept Russia’s overall life-expectancy figures remarkably low, was rampant. Here, courtesy of Trading Economics, is a chart showing the longevity of Russian men (the main victims of alcoholism), during the period from 1980 to 2010 (Russia’s transition out of communism, and into capitalism): [image above]

As you can see, there was a burst of progress at the end, right before 1986, when the fading regime merely relaxed controls (while it started a campaign against alcohol-consumption) and didn’t go into capitalism, but this progress mildly reversed during the reign of the liberal Mikhail Gorbachev, 1985-1991, and it sharply plunged during 1991-1994, which was the period of the libertarian Boris Yeltsin’s privatization of Russian industries. Russia’s climb-back, after that libertarian surge, was brief, ending in 1998, and Russia still hasn’t yet improved itself beyond the Soviet era. Communism had certainly failed there, but capitalism also failed there — or at least the capitalism that Russia tried did, and this capitalism was designed for them by the Harvard economics department, the capitalist world’s dominant economics department: it was mainstream economic theory being put into practice in a non-capitalist economy, capitalist theory being introduced where there had been no capitalism before. The same economic theory that a decade later would produce the 2008 global economic crash was being applied in Russia during 1991-1998, and it did not get Russia out of the doldrums.

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David Cameron will hold face to face meeting with Vladimir Putin

Where sensible Leaders meet there is reason.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and David Cameron watch a judo match during the London Olympics 
Photo: Paul Grover

Prime Minister will hold first talks with Russian president since the crisis in Ukraine escalated when they attend commemorations of the D-Day landings in Normandy

The Telegraph
By Georgia Graham
2 June 2014

David Cameron is to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss the crisis in Ukraine for the first time since Russia annexed Crimea.

The Prime Minister will hold talks with the Russian president after the two leaders attend commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy on Friday.

The two men have had a series of the telephone conversations since the crisis started but have yet to hold a face to face meeting.

It is likely that comments made by the Prince of Wales comparing the Russian President to Hitler will be addressed in the discussions, a comparison Mr Putin has called "unacceptable" and "wrong".

No 10 denied that the talks would amount to Mr Cameron attempting to ease tensions with the Russian president after Prince Charles comments inflamed tensions between the UK and Russia.

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