The abominations and inflicting unnecessary misery upon others will be the abominations and suffering all people will experience for now on. The righteous too will be inflicted. Turn our back. and inflict pain on others from this day forward and this planet will be going up in flames. When you inflict nothing but pain onto the people, eventually the people will have no choice but to fight back because they are reduced to fighting for their lives, or the lives of family or friends.
This is how many Americans feel right now. If stagnant wages, near-record inequality, climate change, nuclear buildups, assault weapons, healthcare bankruptcies, homelessness, mass killings, trade wars, opioid deaths, Russian intrusions into American elections, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump violating laws in the White House and walking free, human rights violations, neglect and abandonment issues done by our own Government, insecurities created also by our own Government, Racism in the White House OH! let's not forget the GOP and their lack of work. I guess they have nothing better to do than sit on their ass, pick their nose and scream "no" all day long.
You are not a human being if you don't feel bad about this. If you are a Politician, this is why people really hate you. If you are a regular Joe or Sally not having to deal with a few of these hang in there your next to get a few more added so you can feel the effects real good, or at least become an adult so the USA can throw it at you for a while, you will get a good taste of what this crap is like 24/7. As soon as you get ahead, something is going to slap you back into reality. Hopefully, it will be one of the lesser evils. But which one is the lesser evil? I wouldn't wish any of this on anybody. Lastly, is we shouldn't be dealing with any of this crap at all!
Even Tom Hartman said it looked as though we are looking at civil war in the US. People are feeling as though they are cornered. Shoved into the fire. It probably won't be guns drawn, but it will have people on the streets and they will be in huge numbers screaming, "NO MORE!" Marching to Fed buildings because frankly, people are sick of all the drama coming from the Hill, and lack of support, and the ignoring of the people. There is not a person on the Hill I will vote for if there is no change when the Democrats take charge. It's the principle of what is going on and Washington saying they will clean it up. If you just claim you will clean up Washington, then your days are numbered. If you mean what you say...then you will have a record to prove it. Very few running for President has a record.
I say that people are at the end of their rope. The fact is though the United States is turning into a third world country because people learned this perception from their constituents that if you are not about dead from working, broke from paying, sick with healthcare debt, homeless, uneducated, then you are mooching off the Government and the State that is at an all-time low helping their citizens out. What a lowlife you are for asking your own Government to do the right thing. How dare you take a stand, and go against the beliefs of the few at the top. Besides, they have already said healthcare for all won't help the public, and education needs to go to the private sector. I don't care how many hours you work a week you aren't getting anything for free from the Government unless you just about run in circles around the paperwork a few times. You still won't get it either. Just work your ass off like a good little boy and girl and shut up! Politicians just act like they care, unless they have something in the game they play on the public just file 13 your wants and needs. The lowest-paid Politician makes $174.000 a year, your measly 30-60 grand doesn't faze them. Healthcare doesn't faze them either because they have the best healthcare there is in the United States. Ask them; if you can have the same healthcare they have?
Democrats - Healthcare a right and guns a privileged.
Republicans - Guns a right and healthcare a privilege.
So what do I see coming? I see multitudes of people on the streets, homes, and businesses going up in flames, and Government buildings in flames. Lots of injured, and hopefully no people dead.
Before you say "things are not that bad" yes they are. If you only go into your neighborhood then you have no clue what is going on. We have people living in cesspools, and children poisoned with lead and other chemicals. Disabled dead because their air conditioner broke and no one fixed it. We have elderly on the streets from nursing homes, and students without books and good teachers, in buildings falling apart. We have people being turned away from healthcare facilities because they don't have the "right kind of insurance" or no money at all, or not enough. Or being denied treatment from the insurance companies who are refusing to pay, or simply telling their consumer they don't cover cancer, or any number of treatments, or critical care, or so on. Our own insurance companies are handing out death sentences to their own consumers! Just who the hell is in charge of your life? We have parents eating one meal a day so their children can eat two meals. People working long hours but can't afford rent, and cities locking up homeless people. We also have people being locked up for helping the homeless. We have people sitting in jail for months or even years because they can't afford bail, and as soon as the States moved in to help them capitalism took over and stopped hope for so many locked up by blocking those new laws. What has happened in this country? What is wrong with doing the right thing, instead of always the greedy way? EVERYTHING is based on money these days instead of hope and dreams and living right. People are fighting to survive as fast as they get ahead in this world someone, or something comes along to shove them down. There is no heart in it anymore. No, let us do this for the people. The top people don't see the heart of the people, and the bottom people see a bunch of users who don't want to give in once in a while. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/30/us/bail-reform-bonds-lobbying-invs/index.html
If you are middle class or poor then you know plenty of people who have full time and part-time jobs. You know that the age of 75-85 is the new 65. You may even know someone that was scammed by a predatory lender too. Plus there is a good chance you probably know someone that has filed for bankruptcy. The top reason for bankruptcy is healthcare bills. Many are working jobs that no longer support them. But they can't quit, or look elsewhere because in their area jobs are not available, or pay even less. The average rent costs $900.00 per month in the US just for one bedroom. There is so much stuff going on and most of it is inflicted on the public poor and middle class. I heard also that out west our President said they were doing great, but they are not, and many said Trump has to go. The government doesn't suffer from hardship because none of them earn less than 175 thousand a year. Plus they get paid regardless if they show up or not. The kicker is that this is not just happening in the United States. It is happening in Europe too. It's a broken record across the sea, and does it make you wonder if there will be a crash?
I don't know who he was I just heard him on a news show say that today's workers have to be earning $22.80 a hour in order to support their family because the only decent affordable housing is now in upper middle class neighborhoods. Pay less than that and it's a dump in a lot of areas. How did this happen? No affordable housing has been built in years. If you work 30 hours a week that is $2,736 a month. If you are a family of four your rent will eat up half of that or more. Oh and the United States are not the only ones treating their poor like crap.
Oh yes, the government has a good scam going on right now. (ahem Governments) All they did was tell the public that the Government can't do it all for them. They have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. If they are not making it then they are not working hard enough. Then they fumbled with the numbers so they could look good on the Fed books. But the thing is these people are working hard long hours and barely making it. But it's their fault they are getting food stamps and Medicaid for that brat of theirs. Meanwhile, HUD is ignoring the housing violations from the landlord in their building. Might as well walk up to those Fed Officials and kiss their ass too. All across the U.S., the housing industry is ignoring regulations. They are not the only ones.
In the United Kingdom, 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty. Four million of these are more than 50 percent below the poverty line, and 1.5 million are destitute, unable to afford basic essentials. After years of progress, poverty is rising again, with child poverty predicted to rise 7 percent between 2015 and 2022, homelessness is up 60 percent since 2010, and food banks rapidly multiplying. “In the fifth richest country in the world, this is not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one,” Alston said.
From the UN website: “During my visit I have spoken with people who depend on food banks and charities for their next meal, who are sleeping on friends’ couches because they are homeless and don’t have a safe place for their children to sleep, who have sold sex for money or shelter, children who are growing up in poverty unsure of their future,” Alston said. “I’ve also met young people who feel gangs are the only way out of destitution, and people with disabilities who are being told they need to go back to work or lose benefits, against their doctor’s orders,” Alston said.
Successive governments have presided over the systematic dismantling of the social safety net in the United Kingdom. The introduction of Universal Credit and significant reductions in the amount of and eligibility for important forms of support have undermined the capacity of benefits to loosen the grip of poverty. “British compassion for those who are suffering has been replaced by a punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous approach,” Alston said.
“As a ‘digital by default’ benefit, Universal Credit has created an online barrier between people with poor digital literacy and their legal entitlements,” Alston said. “And the ‘test and learn’ approach to the rollout treats claimants like guinea pigs and can wreak havoc in real peoples’ lives.”
Local governments in England have seen a 49 percent real-terms reduction in Government funding since 2010, with hundreds of libraries closed, community and youth centres shrunk and underfunded, and public spaces and buildings including parks and recreation centres sold off.
“I was told time and again about important public services being pared down, the loss of institutions that would have previously protected vulnerable people, social care services that are at a breaking point, and local government and devolved administrations stretched far too thin,” Alston said. “The voluntary sector has done an admirable job of picking up the slack for those government functions, but that work does not relieve the Government of its obligations”.
“The Government has remained in a state of denial, and ministers insisted to me that all is well and running according to plan,” Alston said. “Despite making some reluctant tweaks to basic policy, there has been a determined resistance to change in response to the many problems which so many people at all levels have brought to my attention.”
During his visit, the Special Rapporteur traveled to nine cities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and met with people affected by poverty, civil society, front line workers, and officials from a range of political parties in local, devolved and UK Governments.
|Whatever is happening in the UK is happening in America too. Yep they are twins.|
“Government policies have inflicted great misery unnecessarily, especially on the working poor, on single mothers struggling against mighty odds, on people with disabilities who are already marginalised, and on millions of children who are locked into a cycle of poverty from which many will have great difficulty escaping,” Alston said.
Sound familiar? The reason why it does, is because the United States also got a bad report. I mean folks you can't make this up, the kicker though is everything is running according to plan in the United States too. What plan is that? The States also said they were trying. Apparently, they have a plan too But gasp NOT THE FEDERAL LEVEL. Before you say well they told you it's out of their hands....um no it's not. How odd it is too that the top Countries are all following the same plan. The same people making the laws at the top, and setting the Federal Budget are also running the States. They dictate how much money is allotted for the SNAP, etc too. Same one that gave the Pentagon a record amount of money to run the military. The last straw is our voting system. It is set up not to favor the vote, but to favor the candidate either in office, or manages to draw the districts. This affects the black and poor votes. It is Jim Crow all over again. The poor got pulled into it and the south didn't go ballistic, they just said, "hey we solved two problems! Yes, our own Government runs it all, and the people have no sayso whatsoever. Those affected the most see little of what their Government does. In the background our Government is trashing funding for the very programs the people need the most. Medicaide, SNAP, TANIF, have all been defunded to the point that the programs barely help the elederly and disabled. Any type of program that helps people back on their feet has been attacked for the past election cycle with the president signing executive orders and the states trashing the programs even further. The real kicker is that the States and the Feds have been defunding these programs every year for over a decade. Then the Democrats came along and barely raised the rates on the programs helping the poor and disabled even though EVERYONE knows the cost of living today is through the roof and wages are in the toilet.
Really though the countries affected are in bed with each other to see who can inflict the most pain onto their citizens and get away with it. They are laughing their asses off behind our backs! The thing is unless it affects Government they don't want to help the public. I do want to point out too that a caring nation wouldn't inflict pain on anyone within their borders. You can't say you are the United States of America and are for the people, and then write laws that take their livelihoods away from them. That is reserved for foes, and they have rules for that too. So you have to ask yourself what really is going on here? Why would a nation be so heartless against their own people? The US nor the UK is not a dictatorship. Not communist. They are even showing malice towards their best friends, and their gurus. It's crazy!. Who gets up in the morning and says they are going to take 4 billion in aide from their own people, and then do the same to other countries that are already in dire circumstances, while they go after other Countries with vengeance for doing the same thing and what kind of people stand on the sidelines nagging/cheering them on? /shrugs In the same breath they want to cut taxes to the rich. In all honesty I believe the Government is morally reprehensible and the people thrive on the fact they feel that bum is getting what they deserve. Then they find out the Government is coming after them. They are the bum! Or they lose a job or get laid off. Then they find out they can't find another job making as much money. Then they ask, "what the hell is going on? They are ignored just like the ones before them. You see this all the time. Then their kids join the anxiety club. Their schools don't even cover remedial classes anymore, and they are learning junk science, and math. No one has an explanation for all of this other than a few claiming the countries top individuals want to run it all and keep the money too. Others have even said that maybe the countries are broke and hiding the fact while they clean up the mess, and stay one step ahead of it going public. Or it could be just a total disregard for their citizens. They just don't give a damn. I mean all of this did start around the time America was volitile in 2000-2001. People are more willing to march for causes, and women have become very vocal and taking over vocations that men practically worked in for decades.
So my last prediction here is that this civil war stuff will be in many countries. Because as soon as people in other countries see what the US or some other countries people are doing and why you bet the others will join in. Capitalism is only good when everyone thrives, and right now the only ones that are thriving are big Corp, rich friends, and their CEO's, and the Governments. Oh! and yes things are peachy at top. This is why I support the United Nations and their efforts to stop human rights violations, and so should you because I am not the only one in my friends and family that has skin in this game. We all do and I say before the civil war even starts we should act. We shouldn't have to wait for the Democrats to be fully in charge to get this taken care of because this stuff repeats. If this is a Republican-only disgrace, then as citizens of the US we should see for ourselves who is pushing these bad policies and be pointing this out and demanding change, or their GOP party will be gone forever to the abyss where it belongs. But I don't believe anymore this is only a Republican disgrace. If it was then we would have heard from all areas of the United States from every branch of Government at least one person saying, "Not on their watch!" We didn't, no one for decades has fixed anything. It also looks like no one is in a hurry to fix it and that means Democrats as well can take some blame for this mess that festered for decades.
I also don't believe we need violence in order to fix our issues. What we need is a following that makes sure the Government works for the people. Call them out erect signs everywhere to show the people what they are doing to their citizens. Make it a National call out that is in their face night and day. Take pictures of the schools and the housing that our poor and disabled are forced to live in. When they pass a bill that favors the rich then put up a banner with the Bill name and who benefits from it. Plus who doesn't and why. If you are homeless and you are not counted, then say so tell the News media, or write your own banners. If you have been refused healthcare put your banner up as well. Shine light on what our Government is doing regardless if it is a Federal agency or State. Don't be an enabler anymore that turns a blind eye, instead put your foot down call them out and demand change. Shame them like they also shamed you for all of these years. Remember the ole saying, "walk softly, and carry a big stick." Well, we need to do the same, and add "let the Government know you're coming by hitting the pavement with that stick and you mean business. You will not be backing down.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN on 10 December 1948. The Universal Declaration – translated into a world record 500 languages – is rooted in the principle that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” It remains relevant to everyone, every day. In honour of the 70th anniversary of this extraordinarily influential document, and to prevent its vital principles from being eroded, we are urging people everywhere to Stand Up for Human Rights: http://www.standup4humanrights.org and https://www.standup4humanrights.org/en/about.html
UK disgrace taking care of their poor - https://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23884&LangID=E
US disgrace taking care of their poor - https://www.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/Documents/Issues/Poverty/VisitsContributions/USA/NLCHP.docx
44 million people in this country have no health insurance and another 38 million have inadequate health insurance.
Attorney Charles Gower calls for a criminal investigation into Ralston this comes after a million-dollar wrongful death verdict against the owners of the Ralston in July
Anyone that cares for the planet doesn't destroy it. Anyone that cares for life never kills it regardless the age, or atrocity carried out by an individual. No one pollutes the land or air if they care about life, and no one degrades, or humiliates another human being if they care so much about life. No one allows healthcare to skyrocket so high people have to file for bankruptcy, or lose their home because of a 5 day stay in the hospital. No one should have to worry about a student loan being a predatory loan. No man or woman should fear a white cop is fixing to arrest them which means they will lose their home, and job because they can't afford the bail. Lastly, no one unbiased, or not racist wants to hide another human being achievements simply because they are black and or female. This is the 21st Century folks next time your Government tells you this takes time to remind them this time of waiting is on it's fifth decade. How much longer must we wait? I don't know about you, but I am not waiting any longer.
Get your act together in Congress and lets pass a Constitutional Amendment that Cleans up America and gives it's people rights no one can take away. Voting, jobs that are safe and secure, wages that keep up with inflation, healthcare, and housing. A clean America!
This happens, and Governments know about these flaws within it's ranks... so why haven't they fixed them yet? Why are we still waiting? We wait because someone is benefiting from other peoples misery. The problem is though people are on the streets, they are living paycheck to paycheck, and some are dying. The other problem is that this whole thing has happened in the first place. The last straw was when the atrocities were blamed on the people and not on the real guilty parties.
Are you mad yet? If not, have I got a surprise for you! Now bend over because I am not done with you. This is how the Government is really treating you. and you have been so complacent. What a good boy or girl you have been!
It will not stop until you jump some bones and tell them to fix it. It may not stop until the people get off their asses and walk out in masses never seen before in the United States.
The UN is right, this is not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one.
But I say it has been carried out by many countries and compassion for those who are suffering has been replaced by a punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous approach kind of Government. When they do this stuff they do it because their needs are money and the public has no skin in their game. They are easily replaceable. Just look at how they haven't fixed anything really like wages, healthcare, and education in decades. If they cared about the public at all it would of been fixed way long ago. They had every opportunity to do so. Look on both sides of the chamber because they are both complacent. Look at your states because they are complacent too.
“Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” — Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations
“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” — Aristotle, Greek philosopher
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” — Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader
“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.” — Eli Khamarov, writer
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” — Confucius, Chinese teacher and philosopher
“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.” — Plutarch, Greek historian
“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” — Coco Chanel, French fashion designer
“To me, a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor...it's nothing.” — Bono, singer-songwriter and philanthropist
“To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus.” — Jean Vanier, philosopher and theologian
“The Bible insists that the best test of a nation's righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst.” — Jim Wallis, Christian writer and social activist
“History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.” — Jeffrey D. Sachs, economist
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” — Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke, author and philosopher
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist
“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.” — Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun
“There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.” — Frank Buchman, Protestant evangelist
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” — Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” — John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
“Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum.” — Muhammad Yunus, entrepreneur
“It is a common condition of being poor...you are always afraid that the good things in your life are temporary, that someone can take them away, because you have no power beyond your own brute strength to stop them.” — Rick Bragg, journalist
“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.” — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa