Half of Americans are in or near poverty.
So says a new article in Nation of Change. This is a killer to read. Heartbreaking.
The American dream, fading away for half of America
"We still have our houses and cars, right? Maybe not. The poorest 50% of American adults had an average net worth (home and financial assets minus debt) of just $7,500 in 2016. A year earlier it was $9,000, but the richest 1% took it away, gaining an average of $1.5 million in that single year."
It's worth a read, the statistics are mind boggling. It's what we all know, but seeing it laid out in facts is freaking scary.
I agree that most people are inherently good. Just many are dumb and some are not good and those people seem to have the loudest voices. Anyway, we forge on. I hope our Alaskan friend is okay. Let us know if you hear from him.
Update: The news director of Aspen Public Radio (APR) resigned last week. In an email today, the Executive Director of National Public Radio's affiliate in Aspen stated APR will not comment on personnel matters and is not publishing a statement.
yes trump is bad - really bad but will you acknowledge that the dnc helped to create the state of the country that got him elected. if not then you have no place here. the first move of any serious person or organization is to look in the mirror. any adult knows that. do not point fingers until you have examined your errors and corrected them. will you speak to the errors of the democratic party and especially the leadership.
trump is not the problem but a symptom of the problem. putin is not the problem - maybe for russians living in russia but not here. blaming putin for our problems is childish
you are so predictable - i could write your responses for you. dnc dnc dnc!
and yes - too much nonsense here - very disturbing if really it is an ows site. i am sure it does not represent ows but the weird remnants of something that could have been helpful to people. instead just the silliness of a few people playing kids games. frf and grapes seem to be out to annoy not educate. not sure why anyone would want to waste time that way. i don't have time to waste!
I see what you write here and that helps elect people like Trump.
And this is my post so if you want to buzz off feel free, you Trump loving idiot.
Putin likes his trick pony Assange.
no news from alaska - sent out an email but no response - yet? you know we agree on fighting nazis. we disagree on the best method. if that is our only disagreement that is pretty amazing.
A vote for Jill is a vote for Trump.
you have no idea what i do or have done so buzz off. we all know what you do so as i said buzz off
[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago
Drumpf & sHillary being the two most toxic and disliked candidates EVER to be shoved down the public's throat (at one time as mitten was totally toxic too) and YOU don't want to push a 3rd party candidate?
If you wanna be pissed off at anyone - be pissed off at Bernie for folding to the wealthy establishment and campaign whoring for sHillary!
That Aside - This year could see a major loss of other offices for the GOP.
Remember Trump had your help with that third party bullshit, even that little bit of difference might have kept him from office so what he does is on you too DK not just the DNC. I was clear that voting for HRC was like crawling through a tunnel of shit, but it was what had to be done, you choose Trump instead.
one trick pony
Your weak ass shit gave us Trump I hope you're happy with YOUR choice!
You Trump loving idiot!
Jill Stein is also an idiot ego whore that had NO CHANCE to beat Trump so a vote for Jill was a VOTE FOR TRUMP you voted for Trump!
You are a Trump supporter same as ALL the other Trump supporters.
Yes between HRC and Trump I picked HRC you picked Trump your guy won now YOU must be happy, but you are also responsible for ALL Trump does.
you keep trying to have it both ways, either you opposed Trump or you didn't and you didn't now you got what you wanted!
Trump is your fault and everything he does from dismantlement of the ACA to pushing coal is ALL on YOU!
Hey stupid shit I voted against Trump you voted for him!
IF U don't or won't understand ''Neoliberalism'' for what it is - U are a far bigger idiot than previously imagined!!! Re.your ''Kill The GOP'' - well here's the best reply you ever got on the matter from DKAT:
http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-support-the-truth-party/#comment-1073907 & here's U
[Shock and Awe!!!] talking sense ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGcHlXO-3Zg
multum in parvo ...
Dr. Jill Stein is closer to OWS' ideas and ideals than Hellary Rotten Clinton ... is .. ever was or ever will ever be .. so is it thus remotely possible that it is U who is a bit of an ''idiot''?
re.''the woman who tried to give..healthcare'': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odN4Aq7XjrE
gnothi seauton ...
The alleged workings of your ''mind'' - are seriously suspect ''in my mind'' frf & so consider these links..
http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-support-the-truth-party/#comment-1073913 and your idiocy here:
nosce te ipsum ...
"I choose HRC" proudly ass-(h)erts frf - to NO surprise to anyone at all!!! You've had your lips pressed to her ample ass since Occupy's get go and this fact - is NOT any kind of revelation here!! But thanx for removing any shadow of a doubt about that and any allusions to, "you choose Drumf" at me ... is simply ridiculous, lol! Do U remember "Why Liberals Have To Be Radicals?'' and re. your Oh so beloved Dems:
and your important Forum-Post http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-liberals-have-to-be-radicals/
temet nosce ...
That ''It's time for a debt jubilee'' ... is so true that it hurts to hear and repeat! Truth is radical indeed - in an Empire of Lies ~*~ Thanx for these 3 Fantastic linx bw, which I repeat here:
Per the final link, which is in itself some selected reader responses on the matter - ''Quantitative easing allowed the wealthy to get out of cash and into assets'' ... No Shit Sherlox we may say!! Great resource for UK related Debt Bondage issues bw - but with BIG lessons for us all!!! Solidarity & hope all well w/U.
radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...
Israelis and Gaza residents are involved in the millenium war with each other. As told by the Bible, ever since the days of the half-brothers Ismael and Isaac millenia ago, the conflict has existed. Yes, Israel might have planned things in advance but it might just be re-purposing as well.