News Briefs 14-11-2011

Jumped in the river, what did I see? Black-eyed angels swam with me

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That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house-elves and children’s tales, of love, loyalty and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.

J.K. Rowling

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Gwedd's picture
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It is long past time that the fire hoses and dogs were brought out to clear away the "Occupy_______" stinking hippies and return those areas to their rightful owners: The taxpayers.

As much as those non-tax paying cretins piss me off, I'll be the first to stand up for their right to be heard. However, they have NO right to occupy private land, to interfere with anyone else trying to get to their jobs, use those same public facilities, earn a living, etc.

I hope that the businesses around those areas who have been vandalized, have lost income and been forced to lay off folks due to these protests sue the living hell out of the owners of Zuccotti Park, and every city officer and police department that refused to follow the law and drive these lice-infested, TB infected, murdering, raping, assaulting and good-for-nothing bastards and stinking hippies fucktards off of public property and back into their parent's basements where most of them crawled out of.

Respects,
Gwedd

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and drive these lice-infested, TB infected, murdering, raping, assaulting and good-for-nothing bastards and stinking hippies f#$%tards off of public property and back into their parent's basements where most of them crawled out of.

Well you know, as long as they are still out there, we might as well do something about the lice *before* shutting the door of their parents' basements ;)

Remember: every major change in the world started with an 'illegal' act —or have you forgotten those terrorist Native American impersonators at the Boston Harbor?

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the hands of 1 percent of the people.

• 61 percent of Americans "always or usually" live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.

• 66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.

• 36 percent of Americans say that they don't contribute anything to retirement savings.

• A staggering 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved up for retirement.

• 24 percent of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.

• Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a 32 percent increase over 2008.

• Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.

• For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together.

• In 1950, the ratio of the average executive's paycheck to the average worker's paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one.

• As of 2007, the bottom 80 percent of American households held about 7% of the liquid financial assets.

• The bottom 50 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.

• Average Wall Street bonuses for 2009 were up 17 percent when compared with 2008.

• In the United States, the average federal worker now earns 60% MORE than the average worker in the private sector.

• The top 1 percent of U.S. households own nearly twice as much of America's corporate wealth as they did just 15 years ago.
• In America today, the average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 35.2 weeks.

• More than 40 percent of Americans who actually are employed are now working in service jobs, which are often very low paying.

• or the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up to 43 million Americans in 2011.

• This is what American workers now must compete against: in China a garment worker makes approximately 86 cents an hour and in Cambodia a garment worker makes approximately 22 cents an hour.

• Approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the poverty line in 2010 - the highest rate in 20 years.

• Despite the financial crisis, the number of millionaires in the United States rose a whopping 16 percent to 7.8 million in 2009.

• The top 10 percent of Americans now earn around 50 percent of our national income.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

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I'm very pleased that the mystery was solved. My main argument against the people who claimed this was a simple bug flying in front of the camera was actually vindicated ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Maybe... but I have to wonder how we get here.

I have to ask myself just how many people trust those in the MSM enough to simply accept whatever they read or are told.
I wonder how we dare to consider the possibilities of those various things 'paranormal' in the face of certain ridicule from the mainstream, but then buy into a mainstream explanation for the best instances and examples of that paranormal.
I can't help but question the rationale of accepting those claiming a resident 'expert' title without anything more than that single word being offered as licence.

How do we justify our interest in an underground subject like UFOs, that have no media following that doesn't include decades of abuse of witnesses, and then accept an excuse from these same people as gospel?

Yeah, I suppose there was some plane flying by in a 'beauty shot' but... in the long run, the beauty of it was in how easily we were led to accept it without question.

The same goes for the Phoenix Lights that are now skydivers with flares, Roswell that was Papa Joe Stalin's joke on America and the Jerusalem UFO that arrived on five different positions/videos but was successfully shouted down by debunkers.

Are we all really so trusting or do we just get tired of trying to think around the denials and dig for something we know that may not be there?

"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."

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I don't trust the N.O. UFO explanation because I read it in the MSNBC website. I trust it because it makes sense to me.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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red pill junkie wrote:

I don't trust the N.O. UFO explanation because I read it in the MSNBC website. I trust it because it makes sense to me.

Sokay man. I wasn't speaking to you personally or your post, my friend. It was a generalized observation. The same can be applied to a lot of things, including (if not even more-so) most things political.

The cynic in me says that we reach out for truth but then so often grab the first, closest thing handed to us regardless of how we feel about the hander, lol.

Cheers :)

"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."

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I understand what you meant with your comment. In the end it's a matter of finding a source you've grown to trust because it has a good track record, but never switching the brain cells off ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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.....it's all fun and games til someone looses a head...or arm........or balls to a goat horn :P

the gag book should be titled "What happens to you if you are a mason and loose a bet?"

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................