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Posts tagged “america”

npr:

The researchers at Pew Social & Demographic Trends aren’t holding back in their new report on the middle class. It calls the last 11 years, “the lost decade” for the country’s middle class. The highlight from the report issued today is that the middle class is poorer, earning less and shrinking.

via Pew: Middle Class Poorer, Earning Less And Shrinking : The Two-Way

Maxistentialism: Washington Post: In his jobs bill last fall, Obama pushed for new... 

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Washington Post:

In his jobs bill last fall, Obama pushed for new investments to hire more teachers, construction workers, firefighters and police officers. But those proposals were not approved by Congress, prompting the president to lambaste what he called an obstructionist Republican…

Maxistentialism: Buzzfeed: An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on... 

Buzzfeed:

An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned.

The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State…

This scares me more than anything else I’ve heard in quite a while.

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BBC News - BP oil disaster: Pre-spill tests 'showed cement flaw' 

BBC News - Obama asks Elizabeth Warren to set up consumer agency 

I feel up to some mild optimism today….

yeah, American society and politics has been on my mind a lot since my trip home. I actually had less culture shock than I expected coming here, and far more reverse culture shock going home. I don’t know if that has something to do simply with my expectations or with what kind of person I am….

why can’t we have this guy as president again?

seriously.

I’ve missed Jon Stewart…… ♥

BBC News - Six dead after US breakfast killing spree in Kentucky 

some people worry about Islamic community centers and the shadowy figures of Muslim terrorists. sure, they’re out there. but what really scares the shit out of me is the frequency of things like this.

what kind of people are we creating and encouraging as a society? what has gone so wrong that killing sprees have became a more-than-monthly occurrence?

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