December 21, 2014
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Urgency    
The times have changed and so must we Minimize

 

We are in new territory –

 

If you think things are going to turn around – think again. This is not a new business down turn or down cycle in a long line of past down cycles. This is not the new normal. When is enough, enough, before we decide to take action. Maybe this will help...

 

 

 

Why action now is so "URGENT"!   -----  See For Yourself


 

Warnings 


The Prince of Wales is to issue a stark warning that nations have "less than 100 months to act" to save the planet from irreversible damage due to climate change.

Prince Charles: next generation faces 'living hell' unless climate change tackled

In November 2009, a BBC World Service poll found that 63% of Americans think capitalism in its current form is not working.

 

Corporations can spend as much as they want in elections as the result of a recent supreme court decision.
(If Elections are for sale - what isn't for sale)

 

Financing the world energy industry requires 22 trillion.
(This means the promises are empty - "smoke and mirrors" - the money is not there.)

 

"Americans are disillusioned with the state of politics—as being corrupt and unable to deal with vital issues"
- Ross Perot

 

"we have little time left to save our anemic democracy"

- Naom chomsky

 

 

  
“Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course... Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid the collision our present course will bring about.”

- World Scientists', signed by 1700 scientist, 102 Nobel Laureates, from 70 countries, and issued on November 1992


 

 

 
"Time is running out"

- Dan Thomas




 


Jobs

 

Fortune Magazine suggests that mainstream economists are "completely oblivious" to the fact that the jobs may never come back. Doesn't bode well for the rest of us.

 

It's estimated that in the next 10 years more than 40 percent of jobs could be such temporary positions; and that within the next few decades, full-time employees might become the minority of workers in this country. That means most workers won't have benefits like health care, paid vacation and retirement plans - all things many of us have taken for granted for years and years.


Increased work hours make up for the people that have been cut.

While some economists have declared that the recession is technically over, the black jobless rate has grown from 9 percent to 15.3% and the jobless rate for hispanics grew from 10.2 percent to 13.1%.

Only 66.8% of American men had a job last year. That was the lowest level that has ever been recorded in all of U.S. history.

Detroit's Unemployment Rate Is Nearly 50%, According to the Detroit News

 

Ten years ago, the "employment rate" in the United States was about 64%.  Since then it has been constantly declining and now the "employment rate" in the United States is only about 58%.  So where did all of those jobs go?

 

Wasteland: Europe stalked by spectre of mass unemployment

 

 

 

Economics

 

It Is Now Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off The U.S. National Debt. the U.S. government now owes more dollars than actually exist.

 

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke predicted that our national debt will double to $20 trillion or 100 percent of our gross domestic product by 2020.

 

The U.S. national debt will reach 100 percent of GDP by the year 2015

 

The FDIC's list of problem banks recently hit a 17-year high.


In March, the price of fresh and dried vegetables in the United States
soared 49.3% - the most in 16 years.

 

Foreclosures continue to set records across the United States.  RealtyTrac, the California-based authority on property trends and valuations, projects that there will be 4.5 million home foreclosures before the end of this year.

 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 39.4 million Americans, a new all-time record, received food stamps in January. 


Ten years ago, the "employment rate" in the United States was about 64%.  Since then it has been constantly declining and now the "employment rate" in the United States is only about 58%.  So where did all of those jobs go?

 

Japan now manufactures about 5 million more automobiles than the United States does.

 

China has now become the world's largest exporter of high technology products.

 

The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

 

In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide.  So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States?  Zero.

 

Beginning in the month of March, the U.S. Postal Service will begin shutting down up to 2,000 post offices across the United States.

 

China credit agency: cut US debt rating From “AA” to “A+”
June, 210


US Credit Rating Outlook Downgraded by S&P

In an absolutely stunning move, Standard & Poor's has downgraded Japanese government debt from AA to AA- .

 
 

The U.S. government is currently borrowing about 40 cents of every single dollar that it

spends. 

 

14 percent of all homes in America are vacant. 


Poverty


Census: 1 in 7 Americans lives in poverty


Homelessness Up 50% In New York City

In the United States, 40 million people die every year because they don't have health insurance.


44 million Americans receive food stamps

 

 



 

 
 

Environment
 


Bumble Bees In U.S. Suffer Sharp Decline, Joining Countless Other Species Disappearing worldwide.

 

Animals dying by the thousands and even millions.

 

Massive fish die-off likely due to oxygen depletion, not pollution, Redondo Beach officials say.

 

In United States in 2011 we hade a record breaking  storm of tornadoes, 241 tornadoes in 3 days.

 

Also in 2011, we had the worst tornadoes storm ever, that killed more than 300 people.

Energy

$150 a barrel oil projected for july of 2011.

Food

The price of corn is up a staggering 94 percent since last June.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the price of food increased 50 percent faster than the overall rate of inflation during 2010. 

 



Infrastructure

The rest of the world is leaving us behind when it comes to infrastructure investment. China is building a network of 42 high-speed rail lines, while the U.S. has yet to build its first. Other nations are well ahead of us in the deployment of broadband service and green energy technology.

  


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