Category Archives: America

Where Have All The Good Men Gone?

“They’re Staying Clear Of Worthless Women … “

“I hear women complain all the time about how there are no good men left and that men are pigs who do nothing but cheat on you. Women never look at themselves and if they would they would see that its women that are the issue here.”

National Bankruptcies Nearly Doubled in March

The number of bankruptcy filings nationally rose significantly in March, according to the March 2017 Bankruptcy Trends report by Epiq Systems

Filings in March were up 40 percent from February’s. In raw numbers, that’s a jump from a little more than 58,000 total filings to 81,590 filings. Compared directly to March of 2016, filings were also up last month. A year ago, there were 78,372 filings in March.

However, year-to-date cumulative totals remained absolutely flat. Year-to-date, there have been just shy of 193,000 filings, a flat 0 percent difference from this point a year ago, Epiq reported.

March’s totals reverse a five-year trend of total national filings for the month. Since 2011, when filings in March peaked at more than 146,000, each passing March since has seen the month’s total filings drop, until this year. However, the uptick does mirror February, which saw more filings than January after a sharp drop in filings in December.

According to Epiq’s AACER data, filings per capita, nationally, averaged 2.51 per 10,000 people in March. That’s up from 2.19 filings per 10,000 in February. Sixty-two percent of filings were 7 Ratio bankruptcies, which comprised 59 percent of filings in February.

As they have been for months, Alabama and Tennessee were again ranked first and second in the number of filings per 10,000. So far in 2017, Alabama has filed 6,966 bankruptcies, which is 5.9 filings per 10,000. That’s a 0.43 percent increase compared to last year. Tennessee filed 5.74 bankruptcies per 10,000, up just barely from the 5.23-per-capita totals from a year ago.

Though the total number of filings in Montana and Wyoming cumulative through March were comparatively few, 273 and 225, respectively, the percentage increases from February in each state were enormous. Montana saw a 168 percent rise in bankruptcy filings in March, while Wyoming saw a 157 percent spike. Maine, with 289 cumulative filings this year, saw a 112 percent rise in filings in March.

Those numbers are somewhat deceiving, however, as year-to-date filings compared to this point in 2016 for Montana and Maine were actually down, 23 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Wyoming’s filings to-date compared to last year are up 8 percent. Ironically, Maine’s drop was the largest of its kind compared to a year ago.

North Dakota again saw a percentage increase in filings compared to this time a year ago. The state reported 27 percent more filings in March than in February, which itself saw 85 percent more filings in January. Conversely, South Dakota saw a 19 percent drop over the same timeframe. Alaska saw the largest overall percentage increase compared to last year, with 51 percent.

Businesses filed 3,658 filings over 23 filing days in March. That compares to 2,797 filings in 19 filing days in February, and equates to 159 filings per day in March, compared to 150 per day in February. March’s business filings were also up from last year, when businesses filed 147 bankruptcies per day over 23 days in March.

Source: DS News

Uber Diversity Report Reveal Profile Of Successful Workers

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Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company – just as they are at many other technology firms.

under represented (code: under achievers)

Uber released the information after a series of revelations about its culture and business tactics that have incited calls for consumers to boycott the company and changes in senior management. A former employee last month recounted a workplace of sexual harassment and cut-throat competition, prompting Uber to launch an internal investigation.

cut-throat competition (code: people working smart & hard)

Uber’s workforce overall is comprised of 36 percent women, but that number falls to 15 percent when looking at employees with technical roles, the company said.

(real women want to be homemakers)

By comparison, Alphabet Inc’s Google’s staff is 31 percent women, Twitter Inc’s is 37 percent women and messaging startup Slack’s workforce is 43 percent women, according to the companies’ websites.

(Alphabet & Twitter employ far more clerical workers to fulfill .Gov contract work)

Half of Uber’s total workforce is white, while Asians are the second-largest ethnic group at 31 percent, blacks make up nearly 9 percent and Hispanics account for less than 6 percent, according to the report.

(answering the call to work when you need money isn’t for everyone)

However, when looking at just those employees with technical jobs, only 1 percent of Uber’s staff is black and 2 percent is Hispanic.

(successful H-1B foreign worker visa programs)

“We need to do better and have much more work to do,” Liane Hornsey, Uber’s human resources chief, said in a blog post accompanying the diversity report, which was posted on Uber’s website.(http://ubr.to/2o7M8It)

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/lianehornsey not a qualified male or Asian)

Uber also announced in the report it was committing $3 million over the next three years to support organizations working to bring more women and underrepresented groups into tech. It did not say which organizations would benefit.

(so many organizations to choose from)

Hornsey acknowledged that “It’s no secret that we’re late to release these numbers.” Technology companies, including startups, have released annual diversity reports for years. Uber was founded in 2009.

Uber’s report comes more than a month after a former employee, Susan Fowler, wrote a blog post describing a company culture where sexual harassment was common and went unpunished.

The allegations prompted an internal investigation being led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and a public rebuke from early Uber investors Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein.

(all takers, no producers)

Uber said in its diversity report that it’s hiring practices are improving. Last year, Hornsey said, 41 percent of new employees were women, which is 5 percentage points more than the proportion of women in its overall workforce. Uber’s pool of new hires also has a larger percentage of blacks and Hispanics.

(Sell Mortimer Sell ! )

Adapted from The Crusader Journal

Heavily Armed Commie Group Show of Force at Trump Rally In AZ 3/25/17

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At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth.

I was late to the pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” march, which began at Cesar Chavez Plaza — after some confusion about the demonstration’s starting at the now past-tense “Patriots Square Park” — and ended at the lawn of the Arizona Capitol.

So I headed straight to the Capitol, but the pro-Trump event was petering out. One of the cops present told me that the MAGA march consisted of a group of about 100.

However, across the street, on the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza-side of 17th Avenue were the left-wingers, some of them masking their faces, some not. Many of them were armed with long guns. You know, just like the “patriot” groups.

While I was taking photographs of them, a woman approached me and told me that the group would not be granting interviews. She gave me a flier with a statement from something called the “Redneck Revolt,” which according to the flier aims to “put the RED back in redneck.”

The flier directed people to a Facebook page and a website, and the woman said that I could contact them after the fact to ask questions.

About that time, the group lined up, double-file, and began walking toward 19th Avenue.

Since you don’t every day see groups of left-wingers totin’ semi-automatic rifles, strolling down the sidewalk, I figured I would follow them and record this odd phenomenon via Facebook Live.

Earlier, the spokeswoman told me that someone with the Brown Berets might talk with me, but she later came up as I was recording the group with my iPhone, and told me the Brown Berets were keeping it zipped as well.

She also asked me to stop filming. And I told her I wasn’t going to do that, because we were on public property.

As I walked next to them, we would encounter obstacles, like parked cars, and so forth, and I mostly would go around the other side of the obstacle, and then catch back up with the group.

But at one point, I walked next to a dude in a yellow headscarf, whom I’d tried to talk with before, and I brushed against him, unintentionally.

I didn’t think much of it, as the sidewalk is only so big, but he apparently took offense, because in retaliation, he walked backwards into me, pushing me aside.

This is the sort of thing that I would normally expect from the right-wing militia-types, but, in reality, the group was little more than an ad hoc left-wing militia. So I shouldn’t have been surprised.

Needless to say, this ticked me off and my language was a tad salty. Eventually, the group stopped, and a guy in sunglasses demanded to see my credentials.

I told him I was with Phoenix New Times, but I wasn’t going to show him anything unless he identified himself to me.

He would not do this, and the conversation went back and forth, with him asking me to stop filming and leave, and me informing him that we’re in a public place and I’m not going anywhere.

“I’m just going to warn you that we’re not responsible for anything that might happen to that phone,” he told me, meaning the phone I was holding.

The spokeswoman approached, justifying their request that I not film because they were “trying to protect the safety and identity of our members.”

Since many were hiding their faces already, I didn’t see this as much of an issue. But I informed her that we live in a free society and that means, when you are demonstrating in a public place, the press gets to film you.

Amusingly, a couple of them were filming me with their iPhones as I filmed them. The spokeswoman then raised a new issue: They did not want me to follow them to their cars and film their cars.

After some more back and forth, they told me that their real concern was that I might film their license plates and that’s the reason they were acting this way.

Till this point, filming their license plates hadn’t occurred to me. Nevertheless, I told them it was a dumb request because they were likely parked in public spaces, and I could almost guarantee that the cops had all of their info. So why worry about me?

Plus, a license plate is supposed to be in plain view. It is not “private” information. You display it on your car, for Chrissakes.

By the way, I did the same thing to the Arizona Liberty Guard at the March4Trump a couple of weeks ago. I followed them, watched them get into their Army surplus trucks, and filmed them until they drove away.

While I was talking to a handful of the lefties, some ran off, got their cars, and came back to pick up their comrades from the south side of Adams Street.

These progressive goons with guns tried to block me, but I did film some them driving away. The denouement of this encounter was especially ludicrous, as you will see if you watch the video that I have posted.

All apologies for my fumbling with my iPhone at the end. When the sun is beaming down on you, it’s somewhat difficult to find the “Finish” button.

I made a comment on the video that this entire event proved that the far left can be as hostile to the First Amendment as the far right.

And that’s coming from a big, fat liberal.

In hindsight, it occurs to me that if a left-wing militia and a right-wing militia, such as the ALG, cross paths at an future demonstration, there very easily could be bloodshed.

Both sides are loaded for bear. And I get the feeling both sides can rationalize their behavior after the fact, even if it comes down to killing someone.

I’m reminded of the 1979 shootout in Greensboro, North Carolina, when a “Death to the Klan” rally held by the Communist Workers Party was crashed by Klan and Nazi members.

Five people lost their lives, four of them CWP members.

It may be just a matter of time before history repeats itself.

However, this being Arizona, there’s a lot more firepower on both sides, and I suspect, if it goes down, the body count will be higher.

By Stephen Lemons | Phoenix New Times


Also see Uppity Antifas Got Poned At Cali MEGA Beach Rally that happened the same weekend

https://whiskeytangotexas.com/2017/03/26/uppity-antifas-got-poned-at-cali-mega-beach-rally/

Whistle Blower Reveals Systemic Public School Corruption

Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration and has been blowing the whistle on a major technology initiative which has controlled curriculum in America’s classrooms ever since.

Source: TheBreakAway

Trump Walks Away

President Trump Oval Office remarks after failure of healthcare reform …

“And this is not a Republican healthcare, this is not anything but a Democrat healthcare. And they have Obamacare for a little while longer, until it ceases to exist, which it will at some point in the near future. And just remember this is not our bill, this is their bill.”


Final Thoughts On The Failed Health Care Reform …

CTH has fought this for years.  The best thing we can do now is to try and assist people with information that will help them make forward decisions.  It isn’t Paul Ryan’s fault and I’ll explain on that later.  First the foundations:

All DC Republicans and all DC Democrats are the DC UniParty.  The DC UniParty is fueled by special interest donor lobbying money.   The DC UniParty created Obamacare and the DC UniParty wants ObamaCare to remain in place.

For six years we have attempted, and failed, to educate people on the UniParty.  There is only one political party in Washington DC, the UniParty.

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In 2009 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Donohue), the AFL-CIO (Trumka), SEIU (Stern), AFSCME together with Wall Street, Big Pharma and Big Healthcare entered into negotiations with a massive White House team to create ObamaCare.   [see the collage above]  Everything after that successfully executed ’09/’10 deal was each organization ensuring the construct remained in place.

Period.

Republicans do not want ObamaCare repealed.  Whenever you see people talking about a republican ‘this‘, or a republican ‘that‘ wanting to repeal ObamaCare – It’s false.

This reality underwrites the reason why Ryan refused to have an actual vote on the record today.  The UniParty scheme can only exist so long as you remain blind to their affiliation and purposes.

Period.

Those who say there are politicians within DC that want to repeal ObamaCare are absolute liars. It is a 100% false assertion.  This is a narrative of fakery created by specific and intentional design, being utilized as countermeasures to throw you off the trail.  The narrative is intended to keep you from identifying the reality of the DC UniParty and the trillion dollar legislative agenda.

Repeat.  The Republican Party does not want to repeal ObamaCare.  (Neither does the Democrat party.)

Both sides of the Uniparty have fought to retain ObamaCare’s existence.  The House GOP fully funded it in every year since 2010.  All efforts made to give the illusion of ‘other‘ are exactly that, an illusion.   That illusion is called “controlled opposition“.  An example of that “controlled opposition” is the House Freedom Caucus.  The HFC voted for Paul Ryan as House Speaker.

Period.

Everything appearing ‘other‘ is a distracting ruse; a scheme to hide the intent of retention.

The UniParty worked to defeat candidate Donald Trump.  They lost.  Stunningly.

Donald Trump coming to DC meant the UniParty needed an even bigger and better set of countermeasures if they were going to remain indulged.

Hence, the Ryan Healthcare plan.

Counter to popularly expressed BCS opinion, it wasn’t President Trump who wanted the Ryan Healthcare plan to fail, it was the UniParty – including Ryan himself.  President Trump wanted the approach to succeed, the UniParty did not.

Just like all of the connected candidates in the 2016 GOP Primary (Graham, Pataki, Gilmore, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul, Rubio et al), the Ryan Healthcare plan was “controlled opposition”; only necessary because President Trump won the 2016 election.

The problem for the DC Uniparty wasn’t that the Ryan healthcare reform might fail, the problem was that it might succeed. Hence billionaire donors who were vested in the construct needed immediately to give support to those who would eliminate it; and ultimately Ryan needed to avoid a vote on the proposal.

President Trump being fully versed in the techniques of “controlled opposition“, actually stunned the UniParty by putting his support behind it.  That was unexpected.

Now, as they retreat to their safe spaces, the UniParty is trying to create the narrative that the plan failed because of Paul Ryan.

Again, this is a false premise.

The Healthcare plan failed because the billionaire funders who underwrite the construct (and who demand retention) gave cover under the ruse of threatening the HFC.

Blaming Ryan now only allows the UniParty to hide again.  And keeps everyone in the dark about the actual construct of the UniParty.

The House Freedom Caucus are just as much a part of the UniParty as Paul Ryan.  Each becoming “controlled opposition” on an ‘as-needed’ basis.

ObamaCare will fail.  ObamaCare was designed to fail.  What follows the failure of ObamaCare is a single-payer system, again supported by the Big Government UniParty.

There was one shot at avoiding the single-payer conclusion.  That shot was to actually pass the repeal and replace O-Care proposal previously designed by Dr. Tom Price.

The only reason why the bill was put forth, was because Trump won the election.  The UniParty had no option other than to put some form of Repeal/Replace forth or the electoral sunlight would have exposed the UniParty.

We cannot now avoid the path to single-payer government controlled healthcare.

The UniParty republicans do not want ObamaCare repealed.

No repeal bill can pass because of this essential fact.

For Six Years – We tried to warn…. We failed.

Moving on now.

And before you light up the comments section telling CTH about all of these endlessly possible plans being put forth by (___ Fill In The Blank ___) please note the following reality:

…The Republicans Do Not Want to Repeal ObamaCare!…

So if you have a plan for legislation to repeal ObamaCare that does not include Republicans or Democrats, your healthcare plan might succeed.

Otherwise it’s a unicorn fantasy.

We are getting single-payer.

Conduct yourselves accordingly.

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By Sundance | The Conservative Tree House

Welcome To Total Surveillance Smart City

 Smart Cities use commercialized military internet of things tech to spy on everyone

Pegasus Global Holdings (PGH) a Trademark of Mobile Arch Partners (MAP) is working with DHS, the CIA , the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create total surveillance Smart Cities.

The Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation, the University of New Mexico (UNM) and numerous high-tech companies are helping design Smart Cities that will spy on everyone.

Two years ago, PGH announced their plans to spend $1 billion to build a full scale mock-up Smart City, complete with surveillance cameras, microphones, Bluetooth monitoring devices, License Plate Readers and probably Stingray cell phone surveillance equipment. (Click here to learn how Bluetooth monitoring devices spy on motorists and pedestrians.)

What this means is, the Feds have created a mock-up city specifically designed to perfect their surveillance of citizens.

According to PGH’s website, they’re also a prime-vendor for the U.S. government and a manufacturer of defense equipment and technologies. PGH are also experts in commercializing military tech for the marketplace and the militarizing of global commercial technologies for the DOD and other U.S. Government Agencies. (Click here to find out how the Department of Defense funds MAP.)

What they’re really saying is, PGH specializes in using military spying equipment in Smart Cities.

Brief list of companies working on Smart Cities:

Click here & here to see a detailed list of companies working on Smart Cities. They’re common goal,  turn every city into a Smart City.

Corporations don’t care about our privacy, they only want their piece of the projected $1.56 trillion dollar Smart City market.

 

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