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Yeah, because an informed public is a dangerous public — and less likely to watch Fox News!
It’s a lot easier to do without when you’re reminded where it all comes from.
Saw this on a Facebook page comment about the Senate refusing to pass the unemployment extensions:
Go home for the holiday and roast your pigs, but watch your backs as it might not be firecrackers. The most dangerous people are the ones who have nothing left to lose.
Probably nothing you didn’t already know, but there’s something about seeing the numbers that’s shocking:
The recession has directly hit more than half of the nation’s working adults, pushing them into unemployment, pay cuts, reduced hours at work or part-time jobs, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
The economic shock has jolted many Americans into a new, more austere reality, which is likely to have lasting consequences for an economy fueled mostly by consumer spending. More than six in 10 Americans say they have cut down on borrowing and spending, the survey found.
The reason: Nearly half of the survey’s respondents say they are in worse financial shape as a result of the downturn, which destroyed 20 percent of Americans’ wealth.
“We’re going to see much lower consumption going forward,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He blames diminished spending on the drop in housing prices. “People who thought they had equity in their homes have seen it disappear,” he said.
The longest and deepest recession since the Great Depression has exacted a punishing toll that continues nearly a year after the economy started growing again. Hardest hit are the 9.7 percent of workers who have been out of a job for an average of nearly six months. Many Americans are delaying retirement and others have lower expectations for their children’s futures, the Pew poll found.
Are you really that surprised? Did anyone in their right mind believe this company gave a damn about anything but the bottom line?
Testimony before a Senate investigative panel this week is expected to reveal what many have suspected about BP all along; they don’t care about the environment, the animals that are dying, and the lives that are being destroyed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In a shocking interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on June 29th, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it.
McCallister said, “Everybody in Europe, where the standard practice is to raise the oil and collect it, is scratching their heads, and quite honestly laughing at what’s happening in the Gulf.” He added, “Everyone is looking at us and wondering why we’re allowing this to happen.”
McCallister is set to appear before a Senate investigative panel on Thursday and testify that BP’s only interests regarding the Deepwater Horizon spill is protecting their own financial interests. His statements explained why BP has been refusing offers of help from additional foreign skimmers.
Deanna Zandt is great, and if you do anything at all with social media, you’ll love her book and you’ll love her. She’s going to be here in Philly next week, so if you can, drop by to see her:
I’m coming to Robin’s Bookstore next Thursday, July 8th, for a talk and q&a on my new book, “Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking.” (You may have heard me speak of this book before…) I’ll be interviewed by the illustrious Philly author and media maven, Jessica Clark, author of “Beyond the Echo Chamber.”
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Robin’s Bookstore
108 S 13th St
RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.phpeid=112086755505818