One and a half billion people live on less than $1.25 per day

For all the so-called civilized people in this world, who are so disgusted by what happened in Nazi Germany, you need to look at yourselves first, and very, very closely!

Could any of you, including Asians, Europeans, Russians and, in particular, Mericans, live on the equivalent of $5.00 a day? No you could not, and neither could I. And yet two-thirds (67%) of the people on this planet are faced with this situation every day of their lives, while the rest of us go about our lives like nothing is wrong, and the elite-swine get wealthier and wealthier.

While these billions of people are dying of starvation and disease, the elite-pigs of this world have raked in seven trillion dollars so far this year. How in the hell can any one individual need this kind of wealth? These swine are insane with greed and power, and we need to do something about them!

Read this article, and then tell me the rest of us are ‘good people’, when we are allowing this kind of monstrous crime, this kind of monstrous genocide, to continue, because we are to uncaring and/or afraid to stand up to this minority of insane monsters who are perpetrating this crime against humanity!

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By Zaida Green
April 17, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

A new study by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reports that the number of people globally living on less than $1.25 per day is likely to be far higher than the already staggering 1.2 billion estimated by the World Bank.

“There could be as many as a quarter more people living on less than $1.25 a day than current estimates suggest, because they have been missed out of surveys,” the report notes, suggesting that the total number of people living in extreme poverty could be undercounted by as much as 350 million.

If, as the report claims, global poverty figures are “understated by as much as a quarter,” then more than 2.5 billion people, or over a third of the world’s population, survive on less than $2 per day.

The most deprived layers of society—people who are homeless, or…

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Judge hands down brutal sentences in Atlanta test “cheating” case | News for the Revolution

It isn't bad enough that Merican educators make less money than most other educators around the world. And it isn't bad enough that Merican educators have to put up with moron businessmen and women on their local school boards. And it isn't bad enough that Merican educators teach in a society where most parents could … Continue reading Judge hands down brutal sentences in Atlanta test “cheating” case | News for the Revolution

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hired by hedge fund Citadel

The lunatics are running the asylum!

“The uniform regularity with which supposed federal regulators take jobs with the very industries they were in charge of policing underscores the fundamental reality that, far from seeking to restrain the illegal and criminal activities of the banks and hedge funds, the so-called regulators simply run interference for Wall Street, in exchange for millions of dollars in pay and perks after they leave office.”

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By Andre Damon
April 18, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

Ben S. Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman who funneled trillions of dollars in government funds to Wall Street, has been hired by Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel LLC, where he will presumably make millions of dollars.

Bernanke’s new job constitutes little more than a kickback for services rendered to Wall Street and the financial elite more generally. As a result of policies he implemented during his eight years as Fed chairman, the profits of Wall Street banks and hedge funds, including that of his new employer, have soared to record highs.

If the United States were a genuine democracy, the announcement of Bernanke’s new job would prompt vituperative public denunciations by senators and congressmen; hearings would be held, documents would be subpoenaed, and federal bribery charges would be drawn up against him.

Yet, since the story broke Thursday, the silence…

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Getting the Cure Right for a Sick Democracy

Check out the following article and see what it would take to fix your ‘sick democracy’!

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By David Swanson
April 17, 2015
Washington’s Blog

Here’s what I think we need:

  • No private election spending.
  • Free media air time on our air waves for candidates qualified by signature gathering.
  • Public financing, ballot access, and debate access for candidates qualified by signature gathering.
  • No gerrymandering.
  • Hand-counted paper ballots publicly counted in every polling place.
  • Election day holiday.
  • Limited campaign season.
  • Automatic voter registration.
  • Full representation for Washington, D.C., and all of the U.S. colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific.
  • Voting rights regardless of criminal conviction.
  • National popular vote with no electoral college.
  • Mandatory voting with an option for “none of the above.”
  • Abolition of the Senate.
  • A larger House of Representatives.
  • Direct public vote on important matters (national initiative).
  • Ban on war profiteering.
  • Ban on secret budgets and agencies.
  • Ban on executive power use by vice presidents.

Here’s how we could get it: Declare the current system so…

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Something’s Brewing: #23

There is something brewing! And whatever it is, the government is preparing for it, and, as usual, without letting the rest of us know what is happening or is about to happen: Signs That The Elite Are Feverishly Preparing For Something BIG Michael Snyder Activist Post What in the world are the elite up to?  … Continue reading Something’s Brewing: #23