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NRAWomen.tv | Dianna Liedorff: Mentally Prepared

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Deadly clashes rage in typhoon-ravaged Philippines as survivors fight for food and water

Deadly clashes rage in typhoon-ravaged Philippines as survivors fight for food and water

Driven to despair, survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines turned to looting in search for food, water and medicine amid reports of warehouses and shops attacked in the aftermath of one of the strongest storms ever recorded. As essential supplies dwindled, tensions rose. Since the storm hit the islands five days ago, residents have broken into homes, shops and… Read more →

Americans’ Participation in Labor Force Hits 35-Year Low

(CNSNews.com)  The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who have a job or are actively seeking one dropped to a 35-year low in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In September, the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, but in October it dropped to 62.8 percent—the lowest it has been since February 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president.

The labor force, according to BLS, is that part of the civilian noninstitutional population that either has a job or has actively sought one in the last four weeks. The civilian noninstitutional population consists of people 16 or older, who are not on active-duty in the military or in an institution.

At no time during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, did such a small percentage of the civilian non-institutional population either hold a job or at least actively seek one.

Americans’ Participation in Labor Force Hits 35-Year Low

The BLS has been calculating the national labor force participation rate since 1948. From that year until 2000, when labor force participation peaked at 67.3 percent, the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population that either held a job or was seeking one generally was on the rise. Since 2000, the percentage has been trending down.

When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the labor force participation rate was 65.7 percent. By the beginning of 2013, the start of Obama’s second term, it had dropped to 63.6 percent. Since this January, it has continued to decline, hitting a 35-year low of 62.8 percent in October.

When someone drops out of the labor force and ceases to actively seek a job, they are no longer counted as “unemployed.” The BLS counts as “unemployed” only those who have actively sought a job in the last four weeks. The unemployment rate is the percentage of people in the labor force who did not have a job in the last four weeks but were actively seeking one.

People in the civilian noninstitutional population who did not have a job and did not actively seek one in the last four weeks are considered “not in the labor force.” The number of Americans not in the labor force has climbed by 11,034,000 since Obama took office, rising from 80,507,000 in January 2009 to 91,541,000 in October.

Despite the 11,034,000 who have dropped out of the labor force since Obama took office, the national unemployment rate has remained at a relatively high level. In January 2009, it was 7.8 percent. Since then, it has never dropped below 7.2 percent, the level it hit this September before rising to 7.3 percent this October. October was the 59th straight month of 7-percent-plus unemployment in the United States.

 

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EU Study: Jews in Germany Fear Rising Anti-Semitism

Gravestones desecrated with swastikas in a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Germany.

A vast survey conducted by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights and published Friday contains troubling results almost exactly 75 years after Kristallnacht: Jews in Germany and seven other EU countries continue to live in fear of verbal or physical abuse — whether in public or, increasingly, online.

“I find it almost unbearable that religious services can only take place with police protection.”

“Anti-Semitism is one reason for me to leave Germany because I want to protect my family from any danger.”

“The anti-Semitic insults I have experienced were not from neo-Nazis or from leftists, but from ordinary people of the political center.”

638px-JuifWhat is it like for Jews to live in Europe? Are they able to practice their religion without restraint? Seventy-five years after the beginning of the Kristallnacht pogrom, also referred to as the “November pogroms,” how much harassment, discrimination and hate crime do they encounter?

On Friday, the Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released a report titled “Discrimination and Hate Crime against Jews in EU Member States: experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.” The online survey polled 5,847 self-selected individuals who identified as Jewish in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the UK, states in which an estimated 90 percent of European Jews live.

Coping with Anti-Semitism

The survey’s results provide insight into the perceptions, experiences and self-conception of European Jews. Rather than supplying absolute figures on anti-Semitic attacks, the study focuses on the perceived danger of such attacks and how much the anxiety this causes affects their lives.

 

  • Two-thirds of respondents (66%) said that anti-Semitism is a problem in Europe, and over three-quarters (76%) noted that there had been an increase in anti-Semitic hostility in their home countries over the last five years.
  • Close to half of respondents (46%) are afraid of being verbally attacked or harassed in a public place because they are Jewish, while a third (33%) worry that such attacks could turn physical.
  • Roughly 50 percent of surveyed parents or grandparents of school-aged children worry that their children could be victims of anti-Semitic verbal insults or harassment at or on the way to or from school if they wore visible Jewish symbols in public.
  • More than half of respondents (57%) said that, over the last 12 months, they had heard or seen someone claim that the Holocaust was a myth or that it has been exaggerated.
  • About a quarter (26%) of respondents said that they had experienced some form of anti-Semitic harassment over the previous year, while 4 percent said they had experienced physical violence or threats of attack in the same period.
  • Almost one-fourth (23%) said they had been discriminated against in the last 12-month period for being Jewish.
  • Among employed respondents, 11 percent said they are most likely to experience discrimination for being Jewish at the workplace, while 10 percent said this was the case when looking for work.

The study also examined whether these incidents made it into official statistics. The overwhelming majority of respondents (82%) said that they had not reported to any authority or organization “the most serious incident, namely the one that most affected them.”

 

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Dan Savage Suggests ‘Mandatory Abortion’ for 30 Years To Reduce World Population

On Monday, Australia’s world famous Sydney Opera House hosted its annual “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” where gay activist Dan Savage, notable for his anti-bullying campaign It Gets Better, expressed his Malthusian inspired solution to our crowded cities when an audience member posed the following question:

Which so-called ‘Dangerous Idea’ do you think would change the world for the better if it were implemented?

Savage responded promptly:

Uh, population control, there’s too many goddamn people on the planet!

After the audience immediately erupted into thunderous applause, Savage continued:

You know, I’m ‘pro-choice’, I believe that women should have the right to control their bodies. Sometimes in my darker moments, I’m ‘anti-choice’. I think abortion should be mandatory for about 30-years.

The audience responded not with groans or boos, but with amused laughter. Dan Savage’s vehement dedication to anti-bullying has earned him visits to the White House on several past occasions.

 

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Planned Parenthood Takes Texas Abortion Fight to Supremes

Planned Parenthood Takes Texas Abortion Fight to Supremes

Planned Parenthood and other women’s health activists are taking their fight against Texas’s new abortion restrictions to the U.S. Supreme Court. The groups filed an emergency petition today to reinstate an Austin federal judge’s Oct. 28 ruling that the new limits were unconstitutional and shouldn’t be enforced. An appeals court had overturned the judge’s injunction, allowing the state to enforce the law… Read more →

Putin tops Forbes most powerful people list

Putin tops Forbes most powerful people list

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the world’s most powerful person by Forbes magazine. He has beaten US President Barack Obama into second place on the US magazine’s 2013 list. Pope Francis features at number four after Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Obama’s “lame duck period” had started earlier than usual while Mr Putin had consolidated his control of… Read more →

A new book, titled The Book of Jezebel, edited by feminist website Jezebel creator Anna Holmes, uses humor to demonize children and anyone who is pro-life.

The book calls children a side-effect of sex, babies a potentially life-threatening condition like AIDS, and provides this warning to women who use the “morning after pill”: “Be careful! The women who take these, ‘have been painted as sluts and abortionists by social conservatives.’”

The book defines misogyny thusly: “Exemplified by God, Aristotle, Phyllis Schlafly, Rush Limbaugh, The Republican Party, Allen West.”

Nephews, the book says, are “a good reminder to use birth control.” Condoms are “a must-have accessory for protection against two potentially life-threatening conditions: AIDS (among other STIs) and babies.” But the book loses the humor when it talks about abortion, which it calls “a safe and legal way to end an unwanted pregnancy.” The term pro-life, the book says, is “objectively bogus.” Holmes is the newest contributor to the New York Times Sunday Book Review.

The book has been plugged and praised all across the mainstream media. Time Magazine featured an “exclusive excerpt,” which was introduced by Ms. Holmes herself; The Daily Beast praised the book as a  “coffee table bible for middle-class feminists everywhere”; USA Today enjoyed the “encyclopedic tome filled with hilarious, female-centric definitions on everything from popular movies, to virginity, to acne,” and NPR featured three positive reviews written by three different people.

 

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD SPENDS OVER $1 MILLION ON ADS AGAINST PRO-LIFE CUCCINELLI

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SPENDS OVER $1 MILLION ON ADS AGAINST PRO-LIFE CUCCINELLI

Planned Parenthood Votes, a federal SuperPAC run by the nation’s biggest abortion provider, has spent nearly all of its cash on ads slamming Virginia’s pro-life Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli. According to LifeSiteNews, Planned Parenthood Votes reported Friday that it spent nearly $1.1 million on a new anti-Cuccinelli ad purchase that left the SuperPAC with only $73,746 to pay its remaining… Read more →

Gay ‘divorce’ jumps 20pc as ‘seven year itch’ hits civil partnerships

Gay and lesbian ‘divorce’ jumps 20pc as ‘seven year itch’ hits civil partnerships

It comes seven years after the introduction of same-sex civil unions in 2005 and six years after the number of couples forming them peaked.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics also showed that lesbian couples are markedly more likely to dissolve civil partnerships than gay men.

Family lawyers said that the patterns mirrored those for heterosexual couples in which marriages which break down typically do so between four and eight years in, with women are more likely to file for divorce than men.

According to the ONS there were 7,037 new civil partnerships formed in the UK last year, a 3.6 per cent rise on the previous year.

The rise came at a time when the debate about legalising same-sex marriage was at its height.

… Almost six out of 10 dissolutions involved female couples.

 

The Telegraph has the full article

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