As President Barack Obama and his warmongering neocon enablers stir civil wars and arm anti-government (al-Qaida and Islamist) fighters in previously stable Mideast and North African countries, they seem to also be surreptitiously working to desensitize the U.S. military in preparation for a war on Americans.
Personal Liberty has obtained documents outlining an upcoming Joint Mass Casualty Training exercise at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Indiana scheduled for Aug. 4. The introduction to the drill scenario lays out the meme that hundreds of innocent Americans have been killed or wounded at the hands of individuals and extremist organizations over the past decade — with some motivated by religious belief, some by animal rights, some by support for Muslim extremist organizations and some by personal reasons.
Even as the U.S. economy grows at a moderate clip, stocks post record gains, and the Federal Reserve entertains the notion of drawing down its $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program, some see trouble on the horizon.
That is, one writers believes that the U.S. has reached a point in its history where men are being “systematically emasculated” by economic and social trends.
“In America today, the percentage of men in prison is at an all-time high, the percentage of men with a job is near an all-time low and the percentage of children living without a father is at an all-time high,” Michael Snyder writes for The Economic Collapse blog.
“Do we have a crisis on our hands?” he asks. “Yes, we most definitely have a crisis on our hands.”
To prove his point, Snyder compiled a list of 31 statistics that, he says, show that there is indeed an “emasculation” crisis in America. Here are his top 9:
9. According to one very surprising study, “young, urban, childless women” make more money in America today than young, urban, childless men do.
8. In 1982, 1.9 percent of all men were receiving disability benefits. Today, 3.1 percent of all men are receiving disability benefits.
7. Thanks to government policies which are killing off small businesses in America, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at an all-time low today. This has had a disproportionate impact on men.
6. Between 1969 and 2009 the median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27 percent after you account for inflation.
5. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the “real entry-level hourly wage for men who recently graduated from high school” has declined from $15.64 in 1979 to $11.68 today.
4. According to Time Magazine, unemployed men are significantly more likely to get divorced than employed men are.
3. During the last recession, men lost twice as many jobs as women did.
2. Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs. The chart posted below illustrates this stunning decline:
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In an email sent hours before his death in a single-car L.A. crash, journalist Michael Hastings wrote that his “close friends and associates” were being interviewed by the FBI and he was going to “go off the radar for a bit.”
According to the email, , Hastings wrote he was working on a “big story” and was going to disappear. He told his colleagues that if the FBI came to interview them, they should have legal counsel present.
The subject of the email was “FBI Investigation re: NSA.” Hastings sent the email to his colleagues just before 1 p.m. Monday and blind-copied his friend, Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs.
Biggs supplied the email to KTLA and said he and Hastings met when the journalist was embedded with Biggs’ unit in Afghanistan in 2008, KTLA reported.
Hastings, 33, died about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when his 2013 silver Mercedes slammed into a tree…
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