The residential for-sale market has taken a hit over the decade starting in 2006 and ending in 2016, which includes the housing crisis, and one demographic segment that suffered from the fallout were families with minor children, according to a new analysis by RENTCafé. Over the 10-year period, the number of homeowner families with minor children dropped by 3.6 million in the United States, while the number of families living in rental units jumped by 1.9 million. The findings, which are based on U.S. Census estimates, also show the changes that occurred in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.
via Homeownership Among Families with Children Sees Big Drops
If the economy was thriving and families with children were making more money, then this one statistic should be showing improvement, not a decline. Things are going downhill for many Americans, especially those with children.
A scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday reveals decades of child abuse allegations against more than 300 accused “predator priests” as well as claims that Roman Catholic Church leaders covered up the crimes and obstructed justice in order to avoid scandal.
More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.
“We believe that the real number — of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward — is in the thousands,” the grand jury said.
via Over 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania accused of abuse in grand jury report
This is just ONE state out of 50. Every US state needs to do a grand jury investigation like this state did. This is just the tip of a HUGE deep and dark iceberg, that is actually GLOBAL.
How can an organization that says it stands for family values and morals have any credibility, when it cannot clean it’s own house?
The more you embrace being the co-creator of your own life expression, the more you will come to realize that expansion is your friend. If you desire something it is because it is not already part of your experience and the only way you can bring it in is through expansion. Unfoldment is incremental expansion. It creates the space for everything you want to become part of your reality. If we had one wish for you today it would be that you start to understand that expansion is necessary for creation and begin to embrace it with excitement and joy. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Tuesday August 14, 2018
Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of recent memory. Asbestos is now legally allowed back into U.S. manufacturing under a serious of loopholes by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As Fast Company reported, on June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) that allowed the distribution of products containing asbestos on a case-by-case basis.
According to Fast Company, the EPA’s recently released report detailing its new framework for evaluating the risk of its top prioritized substances states that the agency will “no longer consider the effect or presence of substances in the air, ground, or water in its risk assessments.”
via EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing – Archpaper.com
Apple, history’s first trillion-dollar company, is arguing that a cluster of new buildings at its headquarters is worth only $200 in order to lower its tax burden.
The trillion-dollar tech giant claimed in an appeal the value of the “cluster of properties” is worth $200, not the $1 billion value given by the Santa Clara County’s tax assessor — elected officials who determine property value for tax purposes.
Another appeal claimed that the value of $384 million local officials gave the property was also worth $200, Business Insider reported Tuesday, adding the company might be the largest tax payer in the Santa Clara County, where the Cupertino, California, headquarters are located.
via Apple Argues Its HQ Is Worth Only $200 To Reduce Tax Burden | The Daily Caller
Trump is promoting the quack hormesis theory that things like asbestos, fossil fuel emissions, coal and nuclear are all ‘clean’ and good for health. Add this conspiracy theory on top of the ones he already has in his portfolio, such as global warming does not exist and Obama does not have a US birth certificate, and one starts to see how unhinged Trump is from reality.
via Trump Promoting Conspiracy Like Hormesis Theory That Asbestos Is Good For Everyone’s Health, Approves It For “New’ Uses And Imports By Russia, Ignores Asbestosis, Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths, Denies Facts Like 55 Countries Banning Asbestos | A Green Road Journal
SNOPES FACT CHECK: Did a Russian Asbestos Company Put Trump’s Face on Their Product?
A Russian asbestos company placed a seal with the face of President Donald Trump on their product with the note “Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States.”
On 25 June 2018, a Russian mining company named Uralasbest, which is one of the world’s largest producers of asbestos, posted a message of support for President Trump on their official Facebook and VK (a Russian version of Facebook) pages. The post included photographs of packed asbestos material adorned with the face of Trump and the text “Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States.”
via SNOPES FACT CHECK: Did a Russian Asbestos Company Put Trump’s Face on Their Product?
More Asbestos! More Asbestos! More Asbestos! – Rolling Stone
The new evaluation framework is a nifty way for the EPA to circumvent an Obama-era law requiring the EPA to evaluate hundreds of potentially dangerous chemicals. Asbestos is among the first batch of 10 chemicals the EPA will examine, and also one of the most blatantly dangerous to public health. Its use is banned in over 60 countries, and though it is only heavily restricted in the United States, asbestos is no longer used in construction because of the health risks it poses. Direct or indirect exposure to the carcinogen can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, and it has been found to kill 40,000 Americans annually. The World Health Organization wrote that “all types of asbestos cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis.”
As an amoral New York City real estate developer, Trump has long supported the use of asbestos.
via More Asbestos! More Asbestos! More Asbestos! – Rolling Stone