The bills that Congress reject are as informative as the ones it does. Reviews of all the legislation that meet their fate in government halls.
A Nation Beguiled
For years now the United States has been running on empty. Empty promises of better times ahead. Instead our future is bleak. Our financial system is nothing more than a house of cards. Public education has turned out generations of substandard students. Our inner cities most of whom look like third world countries. What employment opportunities there are don't even come close to offering living wages. All of these and more are attributed to elected officials caring more about campaign contributions than the people they are supposed to serve. The many consequences of a democratic system that has become so inept and corrupt has now been further exasperated by the media in their complicity to pursue an agenda that is completely against the basic principles on which our nation was founded upon.
Another Day In Paradise
As one travels through the cities and towns across the United States you see the faceless multitudes drifting from place to place. For you and me it is just another day in paradise. But, for those countless millions all across the country their plight continues unmercifully with no respite in sight. Day after day, night after night those weary souls are just left out in the cold. Their plight has only grown in numbers. As of today in the state of Washington alone there are over 60,000 children roaming the streets. That is just the children that they account for. And, there are thousands more adults, and families seeking shelter each night. These numbers themselves indicate that their is something drastically wrong in our society today. In New York City there are close to 70,000 homeless adults and children and many more encamped in old subway tunnels. The fact of the matter is that in every major city and even in rural areas their is a growing percentage of our population forced into a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to break free.
The American educational experience from the late 1960's thru today has been a total disaster. Instead of securing our place in educational standards when the educational experience of the post World War II period up till around 1970 we have succumbed to the lowest common denominator. In the mid 1960's is where the United States was ranked first in Math and Science of all the industrialized nations; a far cry from the realities of education in America today. We have failed generations of our youth. Today, the United States has yet to climb back even into the top 25 of countries around the world. Over the past 40 years through policies, laws, and Supreme Court decisions that were supposed to improve education have done the exact opposite. A lesson in futility sort of speaking has undermined the ability of Americas to compete in the global economic community. Sure, there have been bright spots here and there but the overall educational experience in the United States from elementary thru secondary we have continued to loose sight of the aspects that what made American educational the success it was 50 years ago.
I knew it would happen soon. That roller-coaster feeling. That sinking feeling in your stomach. All these military flights into war zones were the same. Boring as hell, followed by sheer terror (of landing), then walk out into an oven, followed by boring as hell briefings. At this point, we were in boring as hell to terror transition. I started strapping all my gear to the side of the C-130. A Colonel sitting across from me asked me what I was doing. “We are about to do an anti-terror landing Sir.” He stared at me quizzically. “The plane will dive down to land.” That, he understood.Patrick Hostis
Prominent Law Firm Pushes For Alabama Payday Loan Reform, Launches Change.org Campaign
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA—A prominent Alabama law firm is urging state leaders to pass legislation that protects the citizens of the state from predatory payday lenders. Attorneys at Bond & Botes, P.C. recently launched a Change.org campaign to demand state lawmakers take swift action once and for all against payday lenders who prey on vulnerable, cash-strapped individuals desperate to take a “so-called helping hand” at any cost.Nikki Gaskins Campbell
10 Funny Moments from the Houses of Parliament
The grand Palace of Westminster, containing the House of Commons and the House of Lords is the heart of political power in the United Kingdom. Known as "The Mother of Parliaments" due to its form of Parliamentary Democracy, it has inspired countless other democratic systems across the planet, and is an almost timeless institution that vast numbers of people instantly recognise. The British Parliament has been a centre for heated debate, representation and leadership. In its midst, empires have fallen, wars have been organised and fought and seismic social changes have been ushered in. Despite the sheer historic importance of the British Parliament, there have been a number of downright funny moments that have emerged from such a serious institution as this, especially in recent years. Members of Parliament (MP’s) bickering, throwing insults and just generally being comical has, perhaps, helped to increase the amount of apathy towards politics, but it has also resulted in demonstrating that politics is not always a sombre affair, but a humorous, lighthearted occupation at times, too.Raphael Kiyani
The Panama Papers
Ever since the Panama Papers came out, too many of us were naive about the extent and scope of how much wealth is actually being hidden away in tax havens and off shore accounts all around the globe. Sure, we accept the fact that the wealth of certain individuals have always been socked away from the prying eyes of government. That's one of the reasons why the wealthy keep getting wealthier. But, this latest report just shows the ridiculously obscene amount of wealth many leaders of government and industry have hidden away using their positions to amass great fortunes while the rest of the world languishes in desperation hoping and praying for better times ahead.
Social Security Restoration
Now that the President has outlined his priorities the Republican led congress is prepared to go on the attack. Social Security is one of the first governmental programs that will face an uncertain future with this President and Congress. Many economists argue that one of the best ways to stimulate the economy is to put more money in more people's pockets. But, with the Republican mindset lately what they propose is draconian cuts in the programs that affect millions of Americans. Social Security is going to be one of the first programs that will face a curtail test. Will it survive and allow our seniors to be able to keep pace with the rising cost of living? Good question. But like so many other initiatives the President has laid out, these plans have yet to be realized. And, with congress the way it is more doom and gloom will most likely be the reality for our seniors and the disabled. What will it take to secure Social Security now and for the future? National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation when implemented will effectively ensure our seniors and the disabled will have the financial means for them and for generations to come.
The Shadow Masters
As the world continues to spin out of control there are explicit warning signs pointing to the greatest financial and economic collapse in history. Yet, there remains no mention of this impending disaster of epic proportions by our President, our elected officials or the media. But, to really understand how this lethal financial catastrophe is already knocking at our front door we first have to trace the root causes of where, why, and how such a economic disaster has come into being. Remember Soylent Green where Charlton Heston set out to solve one crime only to find out that crime was related to a much more sinister and diabolical plot. A hidden secret so hideous nobody could believe what was actually happening. In the movie that secret was the hidden source of the world's food supply. We can use that type of scenario to uncover the largest cover up and hidden agenda in the history of the world.
To Jeff Sessions, With Love
Dear Mr. Sessions, I was born and raised in the great state of Alabama and most of my, if not all of my life you have been a senator or political figure in the state. I grew up on a farm in rural north Alabama, going to a small school with only roughly 68 people in my graduating class. I obeyed the states laws and I attempted to bet he best citizen I could be.Megan Bradford
3 Reasons the People Voted Brexit
Although there were advantages and disadvantages on both sides I would like to explore the figure that truly suggests the real reason people voted leave on Thursday, 23rd of June 2016.Cameron Puckey
ISP's and Your Privacy
What does the law allowing ISP’s to sell your information mean for you? Before we get started, I want to be clear, I am a major advocate for privacy rights. Many times I’ve given my speech titled Privacy is dead; Long Live Privacy.