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EBT And SNAP Program Going To Be Cut Off – 23 October 2013

Uploaded on 22 October 2013 by Joanne Steen (Lucas : People should know to get helping each other and use all resources to produce their own foods on balconies, indoors, guerilla farming or where-ever it can be. Not get dependent as you will get really hit hard and be controlled, get also helping each other in exchange systems without money.. and share time, resources, help and care to make things if the shit hits the fan work without getting into panic, riots or violence.)

‘47.6 million Americans are about to have some of their food stamp benefits cut, and most of them have absolutely no idea that it is about to happen. Needless to say, a lot of them are going to be very angry when they discover that they cannot buy as much food for their families anymore.

The reason that this is happening is because a temporary boost to food stamp benefits that was put in during the last recession is expiring. But most of the people that are having their benefits cut will not understand this. Most of them will just be very upset that the government is “taking money away” from them. And considering the “mini-riots” that we witnessed earlier this month when the system that processes food stamp payments went down for a few hours, it is obvious that a lot of food stamp recipients can very easily be pushed over the edge.

So what would happen if america have another “debt ceiling crisis” in Washington D.C. early next year and food stamp benefits are temporarily cut off completely?’
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BusinessInsider – Obama Releases A Message To The Troops On The Shutdown: Congress Has Failed You – 1 October 2013

businessInsiderBy Brett LoGiurato

President Barack Obama released a video message to U.S. troops and Department of Defense personnel at the onset of the partial government shutdown at midnight Tuesday.

Obama’s message in the video was clear: Congress has failed you.

Wendy Moore – Want To Build A Guerilla Garden? This Crowdsourcing Platform Could Help – 9 April 2013

So you know of an open lot in your neighborhood that would be perfect for a community garden. You really, really want to build one, but you don’t quite know how to pull it off. Let’s be honest—the idea of pulling off a garden build can be pretty daunting. You need a lot of supplies, possibly some funds, and, ideally a bunch of people to help—unless you feel like devoting the next couple weekends to digging.

You’ve heard of barn raising, right? That old tradition of collective community action in which the whole community used to gather together to build a barn for their neighbor. At thrdPlace, a newly-launched local platform for social action, we’re bringing it back by tapping online community to drive on the ground action.

So, think barn raising and replace it with… community gardens, mural creation, or art pop-ups. We help get the word out and recruit people to get involved by sharing the story of your project through the social networks of each person who comes to your project page and clicks to support your project.

What does this look like in real time? This past weekend we helped the Social Justice Learning Institute, a local Los Angeles nonprofit “dedicated to improving the education, health, and well being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization,” to organize and execute 10 backyard gardens at South L.A. homes as part of their 10 Homes–10 Seeds initiative.

Over 80 community members came together to build 10 community gardens all within a couple hours on Saturday. D’Artagnan Scorza who leads SJLI and created the garden build initiative, shared his experience:

thirdPlace helps us involve and engage our residents in the process. It allows us to generate the type of resources needed by helping find volunteers, funds, and supplies. Not everyone in our community can always give dollars, but they may be able to come out and till the land; they may be able to bring out a shovel or two.

What it ultimately does for us as an organization is facilitate resident empowerment. Residents can connect to each other, find projects, and raise the resources needed, to achieve their goals and pull together as a community to build what they need. As a result we’re able to reach for projects that are larger in scope like pulling off 10 community garden builds in one day.

It’s free to start your guerrilla garden—or any other project—on thrdPlace—just check out our video tutorial to get going. Start a project, and help us achieve our mission to create local movements of citizens working together to improve our shared communities, and transform that open lot in your neighborhood into a thriving garden that everyone can enjoy. link to  article  / / link to original  article

RT – 6.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Iran’s Bushehr Nuke Facility, 30 Deaths Reported – 9 April 2013

Thirty people have been killed after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Bushehr in Iran. Around 800 people have been injured, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency. The area is home to the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Continue reading

AmericanKabuki – WikiLeaks Posts Amazing Data Archive From Kissinger Days – 9 April 2013

Pretty interesting leaked data archive from Wikileaks, below is one gem…

Macomber: That is illegal.

Kissinger: Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say atmeetings, “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a

little longer.” [laughter] But since the Freedom of Information Act,

I’m afraid to say things like that.

Full archive here: / link to original article

John Ward – American Marines On Corfu : Slog Concerns Vindicated As Athens Confirms Ionian Oil & Gas Finds – 8 April 2013

carterhallYesterday I posted a Smoke Signals on the subject of the oddly secret Corfu visit of American 6th fleet amphibian landing ship the USS Carter Hall (left) twice in the last ten days.

It now transpires that four days ago, the Greek government confirmed that Norwegian seismic surveys in the waters of the Ionian islands have shown that these areas are rich in oil and natural gas. The results were confirmed by the Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change. Continue reading

John Ward – Global Looting: Eurozone Close To Collapse As Portugal Joins Rebels, Capital Flight Confirmed, & Rehn Confirms More Depositor Haircuts, Evidence Of Attempt At Online News Blackout Grows – 8 April 2013

dragglumptLisbon’s constitutional court having blocked the country’s planned austerity programme, the euro project now faces a war for survival on myriad fronts: Portugal, Italy, bond market confidence, capital flight, and media coverage. It’s hard to see a way back for EMU now. Continue reading

Margareth Thatcher Dies At Age 87 From A Stroke – 8 April 2013

Baroness ThatcherEx-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

Baroness Thatcher, was the first woman to be UK prime minister

Continue reading the main story  Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.

Lord Bell said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.”

Read the rest at: / link to original article

InquiringMinds – What A Week!! – April 2013 : Week One – Please Share – Plus Two! – 8 April 2013

inquiringminds(Lucas : Thanks to InquirringMinds for this nice summary.)

Runnymede Messenger – Introduction and Opt – In

.. Dear All, I am sorry to advise you that, sadly, Runnymede Radio is no more.  I would like to thank Rick Margetts who invested in so much time in producing my radio programme.  We needed more backing and to be … Continue reading ? Continue reading

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – EU Warns Portugal on Austerity Measures; Portugal Faces Fresh Spending Cuts; Second Bailout Coming Up – 8 April 2013

mish-image-15%As expected, Brussels rejected the Inane Plan “B” Measure to Pay Workers in T-Bills following a Portuguese court ruling that certain austerity measures are unconstitutional.

Reuters reports Portugal must stick to agreed budget targets to get loan extension.

And so Portugal faces fresh cuts to spending. Continue reading