Tag Archive: Change


$4.20 Per Pound: Price Of Ground Beef Climbs To Another Record

 

 

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” The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high — $4.201 per pound — in the United States in November, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

  In August 2014, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time, hitting $4.013, according to the BLS.  In September, the average price jumped to $4.096 per pound, and in October, the average price climbed to $4.154 per pound. In November, the average price hit the highest price ever recorded — $4.201 per pound.

  A year ago, in November 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.477 per pound. Since then, the average price has increased 20.8 percent in one year.

  Five years ago, in November 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was $2.062, according to the BLS. The price has since climbed by $2.139 per pound, or 103.7 percent.”

 

Read more at CNS News

 

Below is a list of average grocery prices and other necessary expenses by year from 2008 to 2014 …

 

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   This is a list from one source that we could find quickly and while we find some of the statistics to be dubious in the extreme it does convey the basic idea that , contrary to what the inflation figures provided by the State claim , prices are out of control . Heck of a job Barack …

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Third Of America’s 18- To 34-Years-Olds Live With Their Parents

 

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” Increasing numbers of young Americans are heading to college, where they’re racking up debt to pay for rapidly increasing tuition costs.

  Those graduating are being confronted by a challenging job market, which eventually leads many to just drop out of the labor force altogether.

  This in turn has led to an increasing delinquency rate for student-loan borrowers.

  So it’s no surprise that young people are increasingly opting, perhaps out of necessity, to live at home with their parents.

  In his latest monthly chart book, Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok tracks the rise of 18- to 34-years-olds currently in this position.

  And there are a lot.

  Slok sees this as a bullish force to come in the housing market characterized by a homeownership rate at a 19-year low.”

 

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Newark Police To Be Monitored By Federal Watchdog

 

Who Polices The Police

 

” The Justice Department will place the Newark Police Department under a monitor later this year, the first time in state history that a municipal police agency will operate under a federal watchdog, according to four sources familiar with the situation.

  The decision follows a federal review of the way the state’s largest police force swept aside accusations of misconduct against hundreds of officers and its almost-total failure to address complaints of brutality and abuse lodged by Newark residents over the years.

  The investigation began in 2011, a year after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a scathing 96-page petition with the Department of Justice, accusing Newark’s police of rampant misconduct.

  The ACLU investigation found citizens filed 261 complaints with the department accusing officers of using excessive force, biased actions, improper searches or false arrests in 2008 and 2009. Only one complaint was sustained by the department.

  One officer faced 62 internal affairs investigations during a 14-year career, according to the petition, while Newark shelled out nearly $5 million in response to civil lawsuits from 2007 to 2009.”

 

Things must be bad if Eric Holder was forced to take action .

 

 

 

 

 

 








IS AMERICA READY FOR A NEW THIRD PARTY? (PART 1 OF 5)

 

 

 

 

” Is American ready for a strong third party? If so, what kind–what ideology? Right? Left? Center?

One thing is for sure: Across the board, people are mad. According to a January survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 53 percent of Americans think that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. That is the first time in the history of the Pew data, we might note, that a majority has felt so threatened by its own government.

Meanwhile, according to the same Pew poll, a mere 26 percent of Americans say that they can “trust the government always or most of the time,” while 73 percent say that they can trust government “only some of the time,” or that they can “never” trust it.

Such findings don’t seem very favorable for incumbents, or for the establishment in general. And so, looking at these data, one might have thought that President Barack Obama would have had a tough time winning re-election last year. But of course, Obama was lucky enough to be challenged by a man who seemed to be even more a part of the establishment, Mitt Romney.”

Four years after endorsing Obama, News Finds the Hopes of Those Days Went Unfulfilled

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” Four years ago, the Daily News
endorsed Obama, seeing a historic
figure whose intelligence, political
skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world’s toughest job. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and
bipartisanship.

The hopes of those days went
unfulfilled. “

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  The Hill
No real surprise here until you get to the end .

” Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change
America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.

   A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership. ”

   What is difficult to fathom is the fact that 35 percent believe we have changed for the better .

Where do these people live ?

Can we really stand another 4 years of this ?

HT/Moonbattery

   For the big money crowd , Obama has been a great investment . The rate of return is just fantastic . It seems that a couple hundred thousand donated to Campaign 2008 yields tens or even hundreds of millions in return . What other investment can produce that rate of interest ? 

“A one-sentence bill worth $300 million to a bank owned by a politically connected family that has doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations is about to get a big push forward.

Set to be approved by the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday, the legislation would help Emigrant Savings Bank of New York sidestep a costly mandate of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. No other bank in the country would be affected.”