Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The New Face



Texas housing. Image from: www.p2fe.com/

Texas is the new face of the USA.

Its sprawling cities are pretty ugly places of concrete and crime.

There is a big gap between rich and poor.

There are huge miliary bases.

"Texas has ... of all 50 states ...the third-highest poverty rate

"...the highest teenage-birth rate

"... and the lowest proportion of high-school graduates." - Lone Star rising

In Texas you find the Rio Grande valley.

"More than 30% of the valley’s population still falls beneath America’s official poverty level...

"The poorest among them are to be found in the colonias, small settlements outside recognised towns.

"There are around 2,300 colonias in total, and the worst of them still have large numbers of houses without running water...

"'We are the richest country in the world, and we still have this,' says Jaime Arispe, of the Laredo Office of Border Affairs, as he surveys a street that looks as if it could be in Port-au-Prince..." - The new face of America

Texas agriculture losses reach $3.6 billion

Profits plunge at chipmaker Texas

Texas Mansion. Image from: http://www.homesoftherich.net/2008/07/dallas-mega-mansions-asking-price.html

Barack Obama’s three misdeeds in Africa

The new face of the USA:

"In a touch right out of Abu Ghraib, Bowers coupled the taser torture with threats to sodomize B.B. while the poor terrorized child urinated and defecated on himself." - Support Your Local Uniformed Child Abusers

Some school teachers in the UK are poorly educated.

In the UK, "a primary school teacher who has to tutor pupils in maths can do so with only a C grade GCSE in the subject." Teachers in England are least qualified in developed world





"Even though our campaign is the only interesting thing in Norwich, and even the Sunday Express reports today that I am "Head and shoulders above" the other candidates in debate, the BBC is excluding me from their live televised "Candidates' Hustings"..." - Craig Murray Threatening The Powerful

"Empire-less Britain has run out of foreign peoples willing to be exploited... today we see only Scotland’s exploitation." - Scotland: The Last Jewel in the Crown

Chris Walker the Tory candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk in Scotland has resigned. - Strange mutterings from the Border Tories

Zionist controlled European court: Israel boycotts are unlawful discrimination

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1 comment:

aferrismoon said...

This seems to relate to the posts you've done on Indonesia

Clinton declares the US 'is back' in Asia

"I believe strongly the United States has to be involved in this region," she added. Her main aim in visiting Southeast Asia this time, she said, is to "work hard to try to bring a sense of future possibilities" for partnerships to ensure peace and prosperity.

Clinton was asked whether she thinks the U.S. image abroad has been improving under President Barack Obama. "It certainly feels like it," she said. "There is a great sigh of relief in some places" she has visited this year.

She also said that while the door is still open for Iran to engage in direct negotiations over its nuclear program, the U.S. has a plan to prevent Iranian domination in the Middle East if it gets the nuclear bomb.

"We also have made it clear that we'll take actions — as I've said time and time again, crippling action — working to upgrade the defenses of our partners in the region," she said, referring to the Middle East, and in particular the Persian Gulf area where the United States has maintained economic, political and security interests for many decades.

"We want Iran to calculate what I think is a fair assessment: that if the United States extends a defense umbrella over the region, if we do even more to develop the military capacity of those (allies) in the Gulf, it is unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer because they won't be able to intimidate and dominate as they apparently believe they can once they have a nuclear weapon."

Cheers

 
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