17 Feb 2016

The US Economy Has Not Recovered And Will Not Recover

By Paul Craig Roberts: The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated.
Jobs offshoring benefitted corporate executives and shareholders, because lower labor and compliance costs resulted in higher profits. These profits flowed through to shareholders in the form of capital gains and to executives in the form of “performance bonuses.” Wall Street benefitted from the bull market generated by higher profits.
However, jobs offshoring also offshored US GDP and consumer purchasing power. Despite promises of a “New Economy” and better jobs, the replacement jobs have been increasingly part-time, lowly-paid jobs in domestic services, such as retail clerks, waitresses and bartenders.
The offshoring of US manufacturing and professional service jobs to Asia stopped the growth of consumer demand in the US, decimated the middle class, and left insufficient employment for college graduates to be able to service their student loans. The ladders of upward mobility that had made the United States an “opportunity society” were taken down in the interest of higher short-term profits.
Without growth in consumer incomes to drive the economy, the Federal Reserve under Alan Greenspan substituted the growth in consumer debt to take the place of the missing growth in consumer income.

Rebranding Of Traditionalism

The dadly virtues: Adventures from the worst job you’ll ever love

Protect Boys: Ban Male Genital Mutilation [Soft Name Circumcision] For Under-18s On Non-Medical Grounds.

By Mike Buchanan: This petition to the government, created by Charlotte Cornell, really deserves mass support. It has received 2,927 signatures to date, and the government website says this:

At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament
Given that male circumcision for under-18s on non-medical grounds is already unquestionably illegal, even reaching the first hurdle, of 10,000 signatures, would put the government in a difficult situation. So please join me in signing the petition (you’ll need to be a British citizen or UK resident). It will take you only seconds. Thank you.
There’s a link on the site to a map with the number of signatories per parliamentary constituency, it’s also here. Click on the box under the map, select your constituency, and the number of signatories in your constituency will appear in a box in the top left corner of your screen.

UK Police Moving Away From "Listen And Believe", Meanwhile In Canada...

While police in the UK want to move away from "listen and believe", in Canada there are groups pushing for a separate court system (no doubt similar to the star chambers being used on college campuses, based on "listen and believe) for sexual offenses....

The People Of The USA v Their Police State: The Struggle For Justice In The Supreme Court

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer. 
By John W. Whitehead: The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has predictably created a political firestorm.
Republicans and Democrats, eager to take advantage of an opening on the Supreme Court, have been quick to advance their ideas about Scalia’s replacement. This is just the beginning of the furor over who gets to appoint the next U.S. Supreme Court justice (President Obama or his successor), when (as soon as Obama chooses or as long as Congress can delay), how (whether by way of a recess appointment or while Congress is in session), and where any judicial nominee will stand on the hot-button political issues of our day (same-sex marriage, Obamacare, immigration, the environment, and abortion).
This is yet another spectacle, not unlike the carnival-like antics of the presidential candidates, to create division, dissension and discord and distract the populace from the nations steady march towards totalitarianism. 
'They no longer work for us. They no longer represent us. They can no longer relate to our suffering.'

Cultural Misandry: Interview With Dr. Paul Nathanson

Interview with Dr. Paul Nathanson, who gave a talk at the University of Ottawa on why he decided to study men, sponsored by the Canadian Association For Equality (CAFE). Dr. Nathanson is a researcher at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. StudioBrule

US-Made Weapons Prevent Gaza Man From Seeing His Son

By Hamza Abu Eltarabesh: Luay Subuh was playing with his baby son Baker when he stopped talking. Luay sat in silence for a moment, then said: I wish I could see him - even once.”
Luay lost his sight because Israel has used Gaza as a laboratory for “innovative” weapons, as its arm industry likes to boast of its combat-proven products.
He was nine years old during Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s attack on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009.
At one point during that offensive, the people of Beit Lahia felt a sense of relief. It appeared Israel had stopped bombing their town in northern Gaza. As neighbors started venturing outdoors, Luay insisted that he be allowed to play football with his cousins in the yard beside their home.
His mother, Fatma, consented.
But the lull was extremely short. Luay had only been outside for a matter of minutes when the warplanes reappeared. As bombs were dropped around them, he and his cousins screamed and cried.
They did not know where to go or what to do. Shrapnel was whizzing by and Luay started running. A few steps from the gate to his home, he was hit in the face by the fragments of a bomb.
“Everything became dark,” he said.

Men's Suicidal Life

Men's suicide rate is higher all over the world and neglected because of societal indifference and male disposability. This video highlights the social issues faced by men in our society. Cyber Saint