Popular and widely read Egyptian newspaper Al Wafd published the above picture today portraying U.S. President Barrack Hussein Obama as Satan himself. The unflattering picture has been making the rounds on Facebook in the Middle East and, according to Al Wafd, is representative of the hatred growing numbers of people in the region have for the American president, thanks to his staunch and unwavering support for Islamists and jihadiis — whether in Nigeria, Libya, Egypt, or Syria — even as they terrorize, murder, rape, and burn down Christian churches, that is, even as they engage in diabolical activities.
The percentage of Americans who have a job or are looking for one, known as the labor force participation rate (LFPR), has plunged to a 34-year low, according to a new report from staffing company Express Employment Professionals.
“Following the Great Recession, we’ve entered into the Great Shift,” says Express Employment Professionals CEO Bob Funk, who previously served as chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. “This is a period defined by the Boomer retirement, Millennial frustration, and growing reliance on government programs. All indicators suggest this shift is not sustainable.”
The New York Times reported on the study and suggested that “another cause [of the Great Shift] may be the rise in the number of workers on disability.”
A record 8,733,461 people now receive disability benefits, a figure greater than the population of New York City.
Today, nearly 90 million Americans are no longer in the labor force.
The heated argument was regarding a woman’s son, who bought a cell phone more than two weeks ago and wanted a refund.
“They came in a week ago, I explained them the situation,” said the store clerk, who wanted his identity hidden. “I showed them everything on the receipt.”
When President Barack Obama takes to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial today for his scheduled 2:45 pm address to the thousands of people who will mass there for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington, it won’t be the first time he’s stood in the shadow of Martin Luther King.
Four years ago Obama went to Oslo, Norway to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor King received 45 years earlier. King was leading a campaign of nonviolent resistance to racial injustice in this country when was given the world’s most prestigious peace prize. Obama, who had won election as this nation’s first black president just 13 months earlier, got his prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” even as the U.S. was in the midst of two wars.
“When you are talking about Dr. King’s speech at the March on Washington, you’re talking about one of the maybe five greatest speeches in American history,” Obama said during a recent interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “And the words that he spoke at that particular moment, with so much at stake, and the way in which he captured the hopes and dreams of an entire generation, I think, is unmatched.”
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Over the last 50 years this country has struggled to free itself from its racist legacy in pursuit of what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called an America where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Unfortunately there are still those, some even who were close to King, for whom race is the paramount consideration while character matters not at all.
It is surely an odd turn of events that finds us living in a country where character, behavior, is given less weight than it should in the course of everyday events while race has become a bludgeon to be wielded against political and cultural opponents of the dominant media culture. In ways both subtle and not-so-subtle race – ethnicity, skin color, national origin – are being manipulated to excuse behaviors that would not have been tolerated at the time King made his famous address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Neither political party is to blame for this. It is not solely a matter of partisanship; it’s more like a cultural sickness, the primary symptom of which is to use both race and racism as an excuse for illiteracy, lack of economic progress, the disintegration of the family as the primary building block of society, crime, terrorism and just about every other social ill that can be named.
At the same time character, which is expressed in the way one thinks, the way one acts and the way one reacts is discounted to the point where it is hardly counted at all.
Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement Friday guaranteed to make liberal media members’ heads spin.
During a discussion about Affirmative Action on PBS’s McLaughlin Group, Buchanan said, “Whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now”
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Black unemployment, which at the end of the Bush administration broke a decades-long pattern of being twice white unemployment, has resumed its disturbing and prolonged trend under President Obama, with the rate among African Americans now at 13.4 percent, according to a new Pew Research report.
In a report timed for release on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream” speech, Pew said on Thursday: “Much has changed for African-Americans since the 1963 March on Washington (which, recall, was a march for ‘Jobs and Freedom’), but one thing hasn’t: The unemployment rate among blacks is about double that among whites, as it has been for most of the past six decades.”
The trend broke at the end of former President George W. Bush’s administration as the recession hit whites more, temporarily boosting their unemployment rate.
SPOKANE, Wash. – WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.
Belton, 88, succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Witnesses say Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at 6410 N. Lidgerwood, adjacent to the Eagles Ice-A-Rena, around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the two male suspects attacked him as he was about to head inside to play pool.
PIERS MORGAN: Lee, do you think that America is a more or less racist country since Barack Obama became president?
LEE DANIELS: Wow, that’s a powerful question. I think that people are angry that he’s president, and I think that they’re showing their true colors. And I think that, you know, when Danny Strong wrote those words, “Any black man could be killed by any white man and get away with it,” Trayvon Martin had not happened. I end the movie with hope, you know. He’s walking down, and Obama’s giving that famous speech, you know, and then I come out of my edit room and Trayvon Martin has happened. So, yeah, I think so. Sadly, I think so.
Let’s see if Mr. half-black, half-white Barack Obama will interject more of his condemnation for these killers like he did in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.
James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, District Attorney Jason Hicks told a hearing in the town of Duncan on Tuesday (Wednesday morning AEST).
Mr Hicks told the court that Edwards has previously been in contact with police, and that he “an attitude of total disregard for law enforcement” when he was being charged over Lane’s death.
“He thinks it’s funny, and it’s all a joke,” Mr Hicks said.
“I believe he is a threat to the community.”
Mr Hicks said outside court that Edwards was also “cold and callous” at the police station.