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United States Is Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading to Poor, UN Report Charges

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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 07:30 PM
reply to post by SilverStarGazer

You could be right. People do allow these things to happen.

Conversely people are taught that they should vote, and leave it at that. That voting means your voice is heard. School helps with that. The whole system is geared to get people to agree to give their consent silently, and then to not bother to voice their opinions afterward.

For those who do bother, the system is set up so that it's incredibly difficult to be heard without being ridiculed, or made to look like a lunatic!

If the system were more fair, more open, and people named and shamed, it would be a very different world. Perhaps it's time for change - something I'm working on every day in my way.

posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 07:36 PM

reply to post by BuzzyWigs

Imagine if instead of spending the 85 billion a month to Wall Street from Quantitative Easement, that money could be going to so many social programs here at home.

Just think of the problems solved with homelessness!

Shhhhhhhhhhhh!, people aren't supposed to know about that.

It's WAY Above Top Secret.

QE is good for you and for America. If you say otherwise you are one of those Ron Paul crazy talking people, you know, sort of like John the Baptist in the Wilderness.

posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 02:39 PM
The same BS is being played out in Canada and corporations are imo destroying our planet through greed and deceit. I put a lot of blame on the sheep who just don't seem to get how serious these issues are. I do my part by not buying corporate crap as much as possible and always keeping my money out of banks. I'm just about to go to the famers market today and there I can find non-gmo locally grown meat and produce and I estimate that my purchase choices alone removed tens of thousands of dollars from these greedy elitists hands every year while supporting people who actually work for their money. VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET!!!!

posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by Slickinfinity

ABSOlutley. Yes. I shop at locally owned stores ONLY (as much as possible...sometimes the local Ace Hardware store doesn't have what I need so I have to go to Lowes. Our ONLY local lumber store went bankrupt some years ago. So did the one that's on the way to the grocer in the next town that I go to for products priced differently (LOWER) than in my own "legislative" area.)

I know my shopkeepers; I know the butcher, the mechanic (until he, too, went out of business to go work for CarMax), the fish/fowl guy, the deli ladies, the checkers, the pharmacists, the vet, the handyman, first name. And they know me. I like it that way. I also know my neighbors, and we swap favors from time to time.

If we go poor, we go together. I keep my money local, also.
If Americans don't support their own neighborhoods and everyone in them, then it's rather two-faced to bitch. Yes, the prices are higher for some things than at Target or Walmart or KMart or Dollar General, but I'd rather do that than succumb to global corp pricing. They make it harder and harder to 'vote with our wallets' though -

it's rigged; a scam. And it's crashing down all around us. We have to rely on each other - to share our trades/talents/tools/food/energy ...because no one else (in government or on Wall Street) will.

posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 03:47 PM
You can't fully blame it on a government entity either. I know some people in Hawaii and even in my home state who put their focus to hate the people affected by the Nation's system. They don't care to see it as it is. Homelessness is a side effect.
If anyone knows the attitude I'm going on about, they sleep it off by choosing to understand every homeless situation as someone who made "poor choices" they see it as a "trait" rather than a situation and they aggravate it all.

"Stay far away from" shelters, etc. given as advise on public forums to people interested in moving to new places it's disgusting how our society pressures us to be. It's a game of "keep up" and you're either a lifetime servant, a master or in limbo (prison or the street) and once your head's above water you don't look back. To those of you in more socialist states, it's not simple to disconnect from this system at all. We're culturally who we are born and raised and we lack the skills and audacity to stand up to men who'll bust down our bedroom doors for not paying up in Property or Rent and NOT because they're evil, but because they are servants too who just wish to but bread on the table for their own families as well.

We play a game of "how high" where somehow the system keeps the pressure up so the amount of work the majority needs to do never decreases so the haves can continue to sleep soundly and get their servants too. Chopping off the head of someone will never fix these issues. It's a mentality bred into us generations in the making.

This is why originally when Mr. Obama was pushing energy/technology I cheered him on, any efficient tech that can light and heat our homes cheaply and effectively disconnect us from this whose stepping on who culture... anything of that sort is what needs to happen to save us.
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posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 06:27 PM

United States Is Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading to Poor, UN Report Charges This is from a few days ago, but recent posts in this forum have reminded me of it. Especially with the banks getting off scot free AGAIN/STILL, this just really is upsetting. - See more at:


if someone is going to be poor the US is the only place to be.

Current federal spending on 'robbing from the rich, and giving to the 'poor' so they can go out and buy more stuff is over $2.2 trillion dollars of current federal spending.

Made by them evil corporations.

Oh for crying out loud.

It is absolutely irritating that people cry about what they don't have never looking at what the DO have.
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posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 07:11 PM
reply to post by neo96

Hm. Not sure why you're attacking here. Don't know you.

It is a fact, nevertheless, that huge amounts of money go to foreign aid, and armaments, and 'security' and so forth. AND that millions of people right here are hungry, homeless, desperate, etc.

Those homeless people are driven out of town, or put in prison; the people who would feed them and house them are made pariahs and shut down;
the camps are being busted up - and these are people who held 6-figure jobs, but were 'made redundant' via outsourcing and off-shoring.

If you don't understand that, I'm not sure what else to tell you.

posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 07:20 PM
reply to post by dampnickers

If the system were more fair, more open, and people named and shamed, it would be a very different world. Perhaps it's time for change - something I'm working on every day in my way.

Thank you for doing so.

I try to work on it every day in my way also.
Just to get people to think, and respond.

posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 08:41 PM
Who is the U.N. to condemn the United States on anything ?

posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 07:25 AM
A typical ATS discussion. We know nothing so lets debate. This time it the homeless.

The budget starting in June has $702,000 set aside for the homeless. That is typical for a moderately sized city in America.

The homeless census showed 1092 homeless living in the downtown area. Each and every one of these people have access to.

Emergency health care

Primary health care/complete dentistry/optics

Shower/cleanliness facilities

New clothes and footwear

3 hot meals a day

A climate controlled area for sleep

Access to legal advice

Free computer access

Job training

City housing units

Psychological screening/follow up

All of this is free.

In addition the survey showed that less than 20% wanted to participate in any type of job training/housing improvement

More than half sleep on the streets because the restriction on smoking and drinking at city facilities.

Around half see nothing wrong with their situation and this is the way they want to live.

Any Questions?

posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 07:44 AM
reply to post by spooky24

Any Questions?

What 'city' are you talking about?
What makes you think we don't know anything about this topic?

Should I henceforth look ONLY at your threads and ideas and posts and comments?
What's with the attitude?

Any Answers?

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