The Politics of Population Control

The Politics of Population Control By Al-Jazeera In a busy market, Chinese parents Pang Zhengdong and Hu Aizhen are handing out flyers in search of their missing three-year-old daughter, Pang Xiuting, who disappeared without a trace. At first, nobody believed that something terrible could have occurred in their peaceful village in Guangxi province in southern China, where everyone knows each other. But the search for her has remained fruitless and all that’s left for the parents are their memories and baby photos of happier times. “Kidnappings of little girls are…

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Kansas City Promises to Stop Pouring Bleach on Food for the Homeless After Outcry. But Will They Find Other Ways to Destroy It?

Kansas City Promises to Stop Pouring Bleach on Food for the Homeless After Outcry. But Will They Find Other Ways to Destroy It? By Meadow Clark Kansas City, Missouri Health Department made a national splash when their staff literally poured bleach on food intended for homeless people earlier this month. A coalition of friends called Free Hot Soup (FHS) Kansas City had formed picnic-style food gatherings to provide hot meals for homeless people, and all went according to plan until officials trashed the food and doused it in bleach to…

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Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime

Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime By Carey Wedler Government has long been characterized as inept. It’s easy to forget that sometimes it can be downright cruel. The latest example comes from Missouri, where the Kansas City Health Department is under fire after employees bleached food intended for the homeless because the people supplying it did not have the proper permit. On Sunday, officials from the health department, accompanied by armed police officers, stopped volunteers with Free Hot Soup Kansas City from feeding the homeless at four…

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10 Numbers That Prove That We Are Rapidly Becoming A Nation Of Government Dependents

10 Numbers That Prove That We Are Rapidly Becoming A Nation Of Government Dependents By Michael Snyder As the middle class disintegrates and poverty grows, more Americans than ever are becoming dependent on the government just to survive.  Today, we live in a country where most workers do not earn enough to support a middle class family, and we are seeing the homelessness crisis spiral out of control in major cities on both coasts. During this election cycle, many conservatives have been freaking out that an increasing number of Democrats…

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Middle Class Destroyed: 50 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than $30,533 A Year

Middle Class Destroyed: 50 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than $30,533 A Year By Michael Snyder The middle class in America has been declining for decades, and we continue to get even more evidence of the catastrophic damage that has already been done.  According to the Social Security Administration, the median yearly wage in the United States is just $30,533 at this point.  That means 50 percent of all American workers make at least that much per year, but that also means that 50 percent of all American…

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The Number Of Americans Living In Their Vehicles “Explodes” As The Middle Class Continues To Disappear

The Number Of Americans Living In Their Vehicles “Explodes” As The Middle Class Continues To Disappear By Michael Snyder If the U.S. economy is really doing so well, then why is homelessness rising so rapidly?  As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to increase, the middle class is steadily eroding.  In fact, I recently gave my readers 15 signs that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed. More Americans are falling out of the middle class and into poverty with each passing day, and this…

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