I am just one American. I am one of the beings you fail to recognize or shun. Get used to me. I am Black, Jewish, Indian, Muslim, Mexican, female, Disabled, Gay, student, neighbor, family, could be friend, confident, brave and proud; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” I am going nowhere.
Woe to McKinley County, New Mexico
McKinley County, New Mexico Census Stats
County is a county in the northwestern section of the U.S. state of New
Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,492. Its county
seat is Gallup. The county was created in 1901 and named for President
McKinley County is Gallup's micropolitan statistical area. You can read up on this on the Wikipedia page here: McKinley County.
This past week McKinley County got a label that no County in the US wants to get. Chris Persaud on brought us news from Money Talks that not every corner of the U.S. has recovered from the Great Recession. In certain counties, the percentage of residents living in poverty has only
increased since 2009. 1 in 8 Americans lived in poverty in 2017, down from 1 in 7 in 2009. But in 10 counties, the share of residents living in
poverty rose by the most percentage points during the same period. McKinley County lead the pack as number one. Gallup, New Mexico, 79.2 percent of residents are American Indian and about 2 in 5 of them live below the poverty line.
The stats are:
2009 poverty rate: 25.9 percent
2017 poverty rate: 40.8 percent
Increase: 14.9 percentage points
I can imagine their population are pretty upset about this. But don't fret McKinley County it's not all your fault. Much of the blame can be put square onto the USA that is supposed to be the richest Nation in the world but still treats many of their citizens as second class.
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I come from another blog server client for which will stay anonymous. No I didn't do anything wrong there. The problem I had was things were getting full on the back end and I had to choose to either upgrade. delete post, or move. I decided to move. I refuse to degrade images, or anything else. Many online are using a HD screen. You start degrading images and videos, or removing post and and things tend to get ugly, besides... who wants to see that degraded image in HD? Basically my blog will be on things I heard, IRL, TV, Podcast, Radio and YouTube, and yes in the news media online. The word here is I will be "eclectic". Some will be entertaining, others not so much. You might learn something new, or you might want to reach through your screen and ring my neck, or bop me in the head. My content is for adults because sometimes my anger leeches out into my blog. I will do my best to stay away from the worst of the cuss words. My first post is coming soon. Pro
Today is the 30th Anniversary of the World Wide Web. In 1989 the Internet was born, or hatched and our lives on this planet were forever changed. I am not sure this is for the better. I mean look at how many treat the Internet as though it were a life or death if they don't log in everyday. Plus many have started using the net for illegal purposes. There are also the bullies, the pranksters that are getting out of hand. But the Internet has done a lot of good too.