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Trump Requests Additional $56 Billion For Military Budget"Social Security is a drain on our economy."

Trump Tours Navy's New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier"Medicare and Medicaid must be cut."

Cost Of Trump's Southern Border Wall To Exceed $15 Billion"Future generations can expect to receive lower Social Security retirement benefits."

Trump Calls For Congress To Allocate $30 Billion To Expand US Nuclear Arsenal"Obamacare will bankrupt our nation."

Trump's Military Budget Proposal Largest In U.S. History
"Our country cannot afford socialized medicine."

WAKE THE FUCK UP, AMERICA!



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Trump Requests Additional $56 Billion For Military Budget"Social Security is a drain on our economy."

Trump Tours Navy's New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier"Medicare and Medicaid must be cut."

Cost Of Trump's Southern Border Wall To Exceed $15 Billion"Future generations can expect to receive lower Social Security retirement benefits."

Trump Calls For Congress To Allocate $30 Billion To Expand US Nuclear Arsenal"Obamacare will bankrupt our nation."

Trump's Military Budget Proposal Largest In U.S. History
"Our country cannot afford socialized medicine."

WAKE THE FUCK UP, AMERICA!



#America #politics #Trump
A woman who loves her people is inspiring.

#LePen #France #Politics

Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents


SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.

With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 per cent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles.

The analysis being released Friday gives concrete details about a troubling generational divide that helps to explain much of the anxiety that defined the 2016 election. Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher.

The generational gap is a central dilemma for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, who essentially pledged a return to the prosperity of post-World War II America. The analysis also hints at the issues of culture and identity that divided many voters, showing that white millennials — who still earn much more than their blacks and Latino peers — have seen their incomes plummet the most relative to boomers.

Andrea Ledesma, 28, says her parents owned a house and were raising kids by her age.

Not so for her. Ledesma graduated from college four years ago. After moving through a series of jobs, she now earns $18,000 making pizza at Classic Slice in Milwaukee, shares a two-bedroom apartment with her boyfriend and has $33,000 in student debt.

"That's not at all how life is now, that's not something that people strive for and it's not something that is even attainable, and I thought it would be at this point," Ledesma said.

Her mother Cheryl Romanowski, 55, was making about $10,000 a year at her age working at a bank without a college education. In today's dollars, that income would be equal to roughly $19,500.

Romanowski said she envies the choices that her daughter has in life, but she acknowledged that her daughter has it harder than her.

"I think the opportunities have just been fading away," she said.

The analysis of the Fed data shows the extent of the decline. It compared 25 to 34 year-olds in 2013, the most recent year available, to the same age group in 1989 after adjusting for inflation.

Education does help boost incomes. But the median college-educated millennial with student debt is only earning slightly more than a baby boomer without a degree did in 1989.

The home ownership rate for this age group dipped to 43 per cent from 46 per cent in 1989, although the rate has improved for millennials with a college degree relative to boomers.

The median net worth of millennials is $10,090, 56 per cent less than it was for boomers.

Whites still earn dramatically more than Blacks and Latinos, reflecting the legacy of discrimination for jobs, education and housing.

Yet compared to white baby boomers, some white millennials appear stuck in a pattern of downward mobility. This group has seen their median income tumble more than 21 per cent to $47,688.

Median income for black millennials has fallen just 1.4 per cent to $27,892. Latino millennials earn nearly 29 per cent more than their boomer predecessors to $30,436.

The analysis fits into a broader pattern of diminished opportunity. Research last year by economists led by Stanford University's Raj Chetty found that people born in 1950 had a 79 per cent chance of making more money than their parents. That figure steadily slipped over the past several decades, such that those born in 1980 had just a 50 per cent chance of out-earning their parents.

This decline has occurred even though younger Americans are increasingly college-educated. The proportion of 25 to 29 year-olds with a college degree has risen to 35.6 per cent in 2015 from 23.2 per cent in 1990, a report this month by the Brookings Institution noted.

The declining fortunes of millennials could impact boomers who are retired or on the cusp of retirement. Payroll taxes from millennials helps to finance the Social Security and Medicare benefits that many boomers receive — programs that Trump has said won't be subject to spending cuts. And those same boomers will need younger generations to buy their homes and invest in the financial markets to protect their own savings.

"The challenges that young adults face today could forecast the challenges that we see down the road," said Tom Allison, deputy policy and research director at Young Invincibles.

http://www.timescolonist.com/millennials-are-falling-behind-their-boomer-parents-1.7235701

#News #Politics #Millennials #Baby-boomers #Economy #Race

Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 per cent less than boomers did at the same stage . . .
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Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents


SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.

With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 per cent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles.

The analysis being released Friday gives concrete details about a troubling generational divide that helps to explain much of the anxiety that defined the 2016 election. Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher.

The generational gap is a central dilemma for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, who essentially pledged a return to the prosperity of post-World War II America. The analysis also hints at the issues of culture and identity that divided many voters, showing that white millennials — who still earn much more than their blacks and Latino peers — have seen their incomes plummet the most relative to boomers.

Andrea Ledesma, 28, says her parents owned a house and were raising kids by her age.

Not so for her. Ledesma graduated from college four years ago. After moving through a series of jobs, she now earns $18,000 making pizza at Classic Slice in Milwaukee, shares a two-bedroom apartment with her boyfriend and has $33,000 in student debt.

"That's not at all how life is now, that's not something that people strive for and it's not something that is even attainable, and I thought it would be at this point," Ledesma said.

Her mother Cheryl Romanowski, 55, was making about $10,000 a year at her age working at a bank without a college education. In today's dollars, that income would be equal to roughly $19,500.

Romanowski said she envies the choices that her daughter has in life, but she acknowledged that her daughter has it harder than her.

"I think the opportunities have just been fading away," she said.

The analysis of the Fed data shows the extent of the decline. It compared 25 to 34 year-olds in 2013, the most recent year available, to the same age group in 1989 after adjusting for inflation.

Education does help boost incomes. But the median college-educated millennial with student debt is only earning slightly more than a baby boomer without a degree did in 1989.

The home ownership rate for this age group dipped to 43 per cent from 46 per cent in 1989, although the rate has improved for millennials with a college degree relative to boomers.

The median net worth of millennials is $10,090, 56 per cent less than it was for boomers.

Whites still earn dramatically more than Blacks and Latinos, reflecting the legacy of discrimination for jobs, education and housing.

Yet compared to white baby boomers, some white millennials appear stuck in a pattern of downward mobility. This group has seen their median income tumble more than 21 per cent to $47,688.

Median income for black millennials has fallen just 1.4 per cent to $27,892. Latino millennials earn nearly 29 per cent more than their boomer predecessors to $30,436.

The analysis fits into a broader pattern of diminished opportunity. Research last year by economists led by Stanford University's Raj Chetty found that people born in 1950 had a 79 per cent chance of making more money than their parents. That figure steadily slipped over the past several decades, such that those born in 1980 had just a 50 per cent chance of out-earning their parents.

This decline has occurred even though younger Americans are increasingly college-educated. The proportion of 25 to 29 year-olds with a college degree has risen to 35.6 per cent in 2015 from 23.2 per cent in 1990, a report this month by the Brookings Institution noted.

The declining fortunes of millennials could impact boomers who are retired or on the cusp of retirement. Payroll taxes from millennials helps to finance the Social Security and Medicare benefits that many boomers receive — programs that Trump has said won't be subject to spending cuts. And those same boomers will need younger generations to buy their homes and invest in the financial markets to protect their own savings.

"The challenges that young adults face today could forecast the challenges that we see down the road," said Tom Allison, deputy policy and research director at Young Invincibles.

http://www.timescolonist.com/millennials-are-falling-behind-their-boomer-parents-1.7235701

#News #Politics #Millennials #Baby-boomers #Economy #Race

Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 per cent less than boomers did at the same stage . . .
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#Israel urged to apologise for disappeared babies


#Government has declassified some 200,000 documents on the disappearance of thousands of babies after Israel's founding.

source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/01/israel-urged-apologise-disappeared-babies-170101134501812.html

#news #history #justice #fail #crime #HumanRights #politics

Israel urged to apologise for disappeared babies

Government has declassified some 200,000 documents on the disappearance of thousands of babies after Israel's founding.
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#palestine #Palestine #peace #war #democracy #usa #palestine #hypocrisy #politics #conservatism #UN #genocide
Israel has stolen over 80% of Palestinian land since the British brought it into existence in 1948. The atrocities the Israelis have committed in Palestine is genocide.
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#Israel urged to apologise for disappeared babies


#Government has declassified some 200,000 documents on the disappearance of thousands of babies after Israel's founding.

source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/01/israel-urged-apologise-disappeared-babies-170101134501812.html

#news #history #justice #fail #crime #HumanRights #politics

Israel urged to apologise for disappeared babies

Government has declassified some 200,000 documents on the disappearance of thousands of babies after Israel's founding.
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#palestine #Palestine #peace #war #democracy #usa #palestine #hypocrisy #politics #conservatism #UN #genocide
Israel has stolen over 80% of Palestinian land since the British brought it into existence in 1948. The atrocities the Israelis have committed in Palestine is genocide.

#Surveillance Techniques: How Your Data Becomes Our #Data



source: https://nsa.gov1.info/surveillance/

All your data are belong to U.S.

Don't trust a three-letter #organization: #nsa #fbi #cia #usa #gov #dhs #DoD
#snowden #fail #freedom #politics #democracy #justice #privacy #HumanRights

Domestic Surveillance Techniques - Our Data Collection Program

How the Domestic Surveillance Directorate collects information about U.S. citizens
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#Surveillance Techniques: How Your Data Becomes Our #Data



source: https://nsa.gov1.info/surveillance/

All your data are belong to U.S.

Don't trust a three-letter #organization: #nsa #fbi #cia #usa #gov #dhs #DoD
#snowden #fail #freedom #politics #democracy #justice #privacy #HumanRights

Domestic Surveillance Techniques - Our Data Collection Program

How the Domestic Surveillance Directorate collects information about U.S. citizens

Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through EU



THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.



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Analysts believe the outcome of the #ballot on constitutional #reform could have massive #global implications. Ana Thaker, a market economist at PhillipCapital said the #Italian result could be as "significant as #Brexit”.

With many #European leaders already coming under severe pressure from #anti-EU parties ahead of #elections next year the significance of the Italian result is huge.

Defeat for Italian Prime Minister #MatteoRenzi could lead to even deeper social turmoil in countries already struggling with #austerity, #immigration problems and a growing #contempt for #Brussels.

Maria Paola Toschi, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management told CNBC: "The upcoming Italian #referendum this December may create volatility across markets as the year draws to a close."

Ms Toschi said the referendum is widely considered as political test for #Italy and its leader Matteo #Renzi.

She said: "A victory for #Yes could reinforce the empowerment of the current coalition on an ambitious program of reforms.

"A victory of #No could open a period of uncertainty on the political stability of the current coalition that has been always strongly committed on reforms."

Mr Renzi has vowed to resign and abandon politics if the constitutional reforms were not passed and opponents appear to have seized on what they see as an #opportunity to oust him and press ahead with their own populist #anti-EU agendas.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/731484/Italian-referendum-shockwaves-European-Union-financial-markets

#Italy #VoteNo #EU #Europe #politics

Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through markets and DESTROY Europe

THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.
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To put Hilary Clinton into prison was one point on a very short list with positive things about #Trump :(

But sure he fears the #president coming after him to do the same.

#politics #usa #justice #crime #promise #news

‘Hillary for Prison’ Crew Turns on Donald Trump

Less than two weeks after his win, the president-elect broke the news to his fans that ‘Crooked Hillary’ won’t be going to jail after all.
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To put Hilary Clinton into prison was one point on a very short list with positive things about #Trump :(

But sure he fears the #president coming after him to do the same.

#politics #usa #justice #crime #promise #news

‘Hillary for Prison’ Crew Turns on Donald Trump

Less than two weeks after his win, the president-elect broke the news to his fans that ‘Crooked Hillary’ won’t be going to jail after all.
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Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through EU



THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.



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Analysts believe the outcome of the #ballot on constitutional #reform could have massive #global implications. Ana Thaker, a market economist at PhillipCapital said the #Italian result could be as "significant as #Brexit”.

With many #European leaders already coming under severe pressure from #anti-EU parties ahead of #elections next year the significance of the Italian result is huge.

Defeat for Italian Prime Minister #MatteoRenzi could lead to even deeper social turmoil in countries already struggling with #austerity, #immigration problems and a growing #contempt for #Brussels.

Maria Paola Toschi, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management told CNBC: "The upcoming Italian #referendum this December may create volatility across markets as the year draws to a close."

Ms Toschi said the referendum is widely considered as political test for #Italy and its leader Matteo #Renzi.

She said: "A victory for #Yes could reinforce the empowerment of the current coalition on an ambitious program of reforms.

"A victory of #No could open a period of uncertainty on the political stability of the current coalition that has been always strongly committed on reforms."

Mr Renzi has vowed to resign and abandon politics if the constitutional reforms were not passed and opponents appear to have seized on what they see as an #opportunity to oust him and press ahead with their own populist #anti-EU agendas.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/731484/Italian-referendum-shockwaves-European-Union-financial-markets

#Italy #VoteNo #EU #Europe #politics

Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through markets and DESTROY Europe

THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.
Cold, hard cash making a comeback as people move to keep their finances private. http://newstarget.com/2016-09-12-home-safe-sales-boom-as-people-move-from-digital-money-to-cold-hard-cash.html #newstarget #government #politics #finances #NaturalNews

Home safe sales boom, as people move from 'digital money' to cold, hard cash

There is a financial crash coming, and millions of people sense it. That is why home safe sales are booming; people want to have access to their cash when the day comes.

As noted at Armstrong Economics, central bankers – in the U.S. and European Union, especially – adopted policies in recent year
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NATO and the contradictions within western Imperialism



http://www.marxist.com/nato-and-the-contradictions-within-western-imperialism.htm

#nato #contradictions #western #imperialism #us #russia #eu #eastern #europe #brexit #syria #politics #economy #social #crisis #capitalism #globalization #summit

NATO and the contradictions within western Imperialism

The recent NATO summit in Warsaw was full of contradiction and tensions between members of the alliance. The fragility of NATO’s power and the instability of world relations were on display for all to see.
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The Broader View: The Positive Effects of Negative Nominal Interest Rates



source: https://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/2016/04/10/the-broader-view-the-positive-effects-of-negative-nominal-interest-rates/

Are there limits to the use of negative policy rates?
The use of negative policy rates may have its limits—both in terms of the extent to which central banks can set rates at negative levels and the length of time they can remain negative. Individuals and corporates could substantially increase the use of cash as a store of value—and even as a means of payment—if rates are expected to be substantially negative and for a long time. Indeed, so could banks: instead of working balances held at the central bank to cover interbank transactions, banks could hold vault cash for settlement between each other.
#iwf #news #banksters #finance #money #economy #crisis #politics #future

iMFdirect - The IMF Blog: The Broader View: The Positive Effects of Negative Nominal Interest Rates (iMFdirect)

By Jose Viñals, Simon Gray, and Kelly Eckhold Versions in: عربي (Arabic), Deutsch (German), 日本語 (Japanese), and Español (Spanish) We support the introduction of negative policy rates by some centra…
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12 Futuristic Forms of Government -- Which one would you prefer?




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As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to continue. Here are 12 extraordinary — and even frightening — ways our governments could be run in the future.

1. Noocracy

Similar to Plato's "government of the wise," a noocracy would be, in the words of "biosphere" popularizer Vladimir Vernadsky, "a social and political system based on the priority of the human mind." [...]

2. Cyberocracy

In a cyberocracy, governments, or governmental institutions, would rule by the effective use of information. [...]

3. An AI Singleton

But once an artificial intelligence becomes sophisticated and powerful enough, it could set itself up as a Singleton — a hypothetical world order in which there is a single decision-making agency (or entity) at the highest level of control. [...]

4. Democratic World Government

We may very well be on our way to achieving the Star Trek-like vision of a global-scale liberal democracy — one capable of ending nuclear proliferation, ensuring global security, intervening to end genocide, defending human rights, and putting a stop to human-caused climate change. [...]

5. The Polystate

But if one overarching global system is not to your liking, you can always go non-local. [...]

6. Futarchy

[...] "Market speculators would set prices that estimate national welfare conditional on adopting proposed policies. When the market estimate of welfare conditional on adopting a policy is higher than the estimate conditional on non-adoption, that proposal becomes law."

7. Delegative Democracy

Also known as liquid democracy, it's described by Bryan Ford as a new paradigm for democratic organization where individual vote transfers, or delegation, is emphasized over mass election. In such a system, voting power is vested in delegates rather than representatives. [...]

8. Seasteading

For those of you looking to escape into international waters, there's always seasteading to consider — modular, autonomous, voluntary city-states. They could take on the form of abandoned ocean liners or anything else that floats. [...]

9. Gerontocracy

As people live increasingly longer, and as we gradually phase into the era of radical life extension, there's the distinct possibility that the aged will hold on to their wealth and power. [...]

10. Demarchy

Coined by Australian philosopher John Burnheim, a demarchy, or lottocracy, is a form of government in which the state is governed by randomly selected decision makers who have been selected from a pool of eligible citizens. [...]

11. A Dark Enlightenment

If a band of wingnut anarcho-capitalists get their way, we'll take one step forward by overthrowing liberal democracy — and then take two steps back by re-instating a monarchist or authoritarian system. The ringleader of this neoreactionary movement, or dark enlightenment as its called, is Mencius Moldbug. [...]

12. Post-Apocalyptic Hunter-Gatherers

Speaking of regression, there's also the possibility that some kind of catastrophic event will force us to revert to paleolithic politics. [...]

---from http://io9.com/12-futuristic-forms-of-government-that-could-one-day-ru-1589833046

#politics #society #government #future #socialism #communism #capitalism #libertarianism #anarchism #noocracy #cyberocracy #ai #aisingleton #democracy #democraticworldgovernment #polystate #futarchy #delegativedemocracy #seasteading #gerontocracy #demarchy #darkenlightenment #apocalypse #postapocalypse #hunter #gatherer #huntergatherers #postapocalyptichuntergatherers
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FINANCIAL NEWS - China Dumps A Record $94 Billion In US Treasurys In One Month


#china #yuan #federalreserve #ww3 #politics #breakingnews #finances #financial
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UK/USA made use of Uzbek torture

Former #Brit ambsdr Craig Murray says #UK and #USA sent prisoners to #Uzbek to be tortured

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c8b_1256825252

#TheRealNews #real #news #media #politics #torture #CraigMurray #Human #rights #right #HumanRights #Gulag

LiveLeak.com - UK/USA made use of Uzbek torture

Former Brit ambsdr Craig Murray says UK and USA sent prisoners to Uzbek to be tortured
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