Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Yes Virginia, Lightning Strikes Twice

Yes Virginia, Lighting  Strikes Twice By John Johnson For the past two months I’ve regaled you with my car accident and how I ended up with a cheaper older model that seemed to be in great shape. Or so I thought. On a mid-September Saturday while I was again doing errands in the Silver Lake…

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty Salvatore Babones 15 percent of the US population lives in poverty. The poverty rate for children remains more than 20 percent for the third year in a row. As state anti-poverty programs around the country confront severe budget cuts, today’s report indicates income inequality has reached an…

Media Not Concerned About the Very Poor

Media Not Concerned About the Very Poor By Mariana Garces, Steve Rendall The mainstream media rarely covers poverty unless politicians mention it–and politicians don’t mention it unless they’re forced to. “All this talk today about poverty got us wondering just how many people in America live below the poverty line,” anchor Scott Pelley announced on the CBS…

Life Expectancy Decreases

Shocker Stat of the Day: Life Expectancy Decreases by 4 Years Among Poor White People in the US by Kathleen Geier Yesterday, the New York Times reported on an alarming new study: researchers have documented that the least educated white Americans are experiencing sharp declines in life expectancy. Between 1990 and 2008, white women without…

Occupy

Occupy: Five Things The Movement Did Well Occupy Wall Street (Creative Commons). From its origin on Wall Street to its re-creation in Los Angeles, the Occupy movement has spanned from coast to coast, cropping up in various cities and media coverage across the nation. The movement has been criticized for not having defined demands or…

Drone Warfare

Drone Warfare’s Deadly Civilian Toll: A Very Personal View I was minutes from ordering a drone strike on a Taliban insurgent – until I realised I was watching an Afghan child at play by James Jeffrey I find myself caught between the need to follow the drone debate and the need to avoid unpleasant memories…

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