September 29 2015
by: End Time Events
September 29 2015
by: Ben Bullard
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ June jobs report reveals a historically low level of participation in the U.S. labor force, with a smaller percentage of Americans seeking work than at any time since 1977.
BLS numbers show that 93,626,000 people had dropped out of the labor force in June, with 157,037,000 participating. That yields a participation rate of 62.6 percent — the lowest it’s been since October 1977, when the rate hit 62.4 percent.
April 14 2013
January 28 2013
by: Chris Hedges
The technical and scientific forces that created a life of unparalleled luxury—as well as unrivaled military and economic power—for the industrial elites are the forces that now doom us.
Clive Hamilton in his “Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change” describes a dark relief that comes from accepting that “catastrophic climate change is virtually certain.” This obliteration of “false hopes,” he says, requires an intellectual knowledge and an emotional knowledge. The first is attainable. The second, because it means that those we love, including our children, are almost certainly doomed to insecurity, misery and suffering within a few decades, if not a few years, is much harder to acquire. To emotionally accept impending disaster, to attain the gut-level understanding that the power elite will not respond rationally to the devastation of the ecosystem, is as difficult to accept as our own mortality. The most daunting existential struggle of our time is to ingest this awful truth—intellectually and emotionally—and continue to resist the forces that are destroying us.
The human species, led by white Europeans and Euro-Americans, has been on a 500-year-long planetwide rampage of conquering, plundering, looting, exploiting and polluting the Earth—as well as killing the indigenous communities that stood in the way. But the game is up. The technical and scientific forces that created a life of unparalleled luxury—as well as unrivaled military and economic power—for the industrial elites are the forces that now doom us. The mania for ceaseless economic expansion and exploitation has become a curse, a death sentence. But even as our economic and environmental systems unravel, after the hottest year in the contiguous 48 states since record keeping began 107 years ago, we lack the emotional and intellectual creativity to shut down the engine of global capitalism. We have bound ourselves to a doomsday machine that grinds forward, as the draft report of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee illustrates.
October 23 2012
by: Micheal Bastasch
(RICHMOND, VA) — Even though unemployment has declined in the last year in much of the country, veterans across the state of Virginia still worry about jobs, in particular for those who have recently come back from duty or are soon to be returning troops.
“A lot of people worry about work,” Thomas Pittsley, commander of American Legion Post 148 in Colonial Beach, Virginia, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “You worry about the veterans that are coming back, where are they going to work? Because there’s no work.”
Virginia’s unemployment rate of 5.9 percent is significantly lower than the national average of 7.8 percent that was reported in September. However, some still remain concerned about so many veterans returning to poor economic conditions after their tour of duty.
Last year, Virginia had an unemployment rate 6.2 percent for post-9/11 veterans.
“Personally, I don’t think there’s enough focus out there on hiring veterans, if there were people would be working,” said Eddie Humes, commander of American Legion Post 188 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Though, Humes says the unemployment problem is currently not bad for veterans in his area, he worries about troops returning home war zones like Afghanistan.