UNITED STATES: ‘ Americans Not Confident in Their Government to Minimise Threat from Terrorist Attacks – New Poll ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 06 – Most Americans are “not confident” that the US government can effectively minimize the threat they face from terrorist attacks, mass shootings, racial tensions and economic uncertainty, according to new poll.

The latest Associated Press-GfK poll released on Sunday shows that there is widespread unease across the US about the country’s economic and social problems that extends far beyond politics.

The AP-GfK survey found that 37 percent of Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to minimize the threat of terrorist attacks in the US while 63 percent are “not too/not at all confident” that the government has the ability to reduce mass shootings.

The poll also found that 58 of percent of people think the Obama administration can’t quell the racial tensions that were reignited after the fatal shooting of an African American teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

In addition, there is widespread uncertainty about the nation’s economy and unemployment. When asked about economic uncertainty and an unstable job market, 55 percent and 51 percent respectively had little or no confidence in Washington’s ability to fix them.

“I think what we’ve got going on here in America is the perfect storm of not good things,” said Joe Teasdale, 59, who lives in Wisconsin and works as an assistant engineer at a casino and supplements his stagnant salary by renovating and renting out duplexes.

“This is the first time I’ve felt insecure in my own country,” said Jan Thomas, 75, of Stevensville, Montana. “Especially after the beheading in Oklahoma. That’s scary.”

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TRIBUTE: ‘ In Honour of the Fallen Heroes, Victims and Survivors of 911 ‘

Ace News Group – UNITED STATES (New York) – September 11 2001 – 2014

‘God Bless America and All Fellow Americans on This Day’      

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Thousands of Americans unite to improve communities across the country

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that tens of thousands of Americans are volunteering on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Volunteers are expected to join their neighbors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to build affordable housing for veterans and military families, educate citizens on disaster preparedness, organize food drives, and more. Service events and ceremonies are taking place across the country to pay tribute to and honor the victims and heroes of the events on September 11, 2001.

Since that day, tens of millions of Americans have engaged in service as a productive and respectful way to remember the tragedy. In 2009, the Kennedy Serve America Act designated September 11th as a national day of service. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with MyGoodDeed and hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide.

“As we remember all those we lost on that day and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed, we must strive to carry forward their legacy,” the President said in a proclamation yesterday. “On this National Day of Service and Remembrance, we take up their unfinished work and pay tribute to their lives with service and charity. Through these acts and quiet gestures, we can honor their memory and reclaim our sense of togetherness.”

“The events on 9/11 were truly devastating, but they also brought the country together in the spirit of service,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “I’m proud to volunteer alongside so many Americans today as we honor the day’s victims and heroes by helping families and transforming communities across the country.”

In many locations, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members will lead and participate in service projects.  On the day after 9/11, AmeriCorps will mark its 20th anniversary in a nationwide ceremony to swear in the incoming class of AmeriCorps members.

CEO Wendy Spencer will join several members of the Cabinet and agency leaders to serve at projects around Washington, D.C.:

  • Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew will serve at Bread for the City to sort and pack donated food, such as produce and bread, into family-sized servings.

  • Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shahwill help prepare hundreds of hot meals for daily distribution at Martha’s Table.

  • Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join the Student Conservation Association at Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary on the George Washington Memorial Parkway for a project including shoreline cleanup, invasive plan removal, and native wetland species planting along the shoreline.

  • Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Millenium Challenge Corporation CEO Dana Hyde will visit Food and Friends to prepare ingredients and pack groceries to support the distribution of thousands of meals.

  • Staff from the Department of Veterans Affairs will serve at George Washington University to assemble first responder care kits in remembrance of the first responders of September 11, 2001.

Below is a sample of service projects taking place across the country:

Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Works and the Los Angeles Fire Department will host volunteers at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center to clean, landscape, plant, and beautify the memorial site and surrounding grounds. The site will also host a commemorative event for police, fire, and military personnel.

San Francisco, CA: Habitat for Humanity will host military service members, first responders, and veterans to create affordable homeownership opportunities by building new homes for local hardworking families.

Miami, FL: HandsOn Broward will host volunteers at Keystone Halls, a local residential facility that houses and assists homeless veterans who are in recovery from issues related to substance abuse.  Volunteers will revitalize the center with painting, landscaping, and garden creation, and will honor and recognize local first responders and firefighters at the event.

Boston, MA: Boston Cares is teaming up with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund to put together care packages for military from Massachusetts serving overseas. Volunteers will help manage all aspects of the drive from receiving donations, sealing packages, and staffing registration.

Minneapolis, MN: The Arc Greater Twin Cities will bring together volunteers who will unpack, sort, and tag donations for Arc’s Value Village, supporting programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. 

New York, NY: New Yorkers Volunteer is partnering with MyGoodDeed, NewYork Cares, and the Corporation for National and Community Service to revitalize the Lower East Side public school P.S. 140 M.  Volunteers will prepare the building for the new school year, creating a friendly and positive learning environment both inside and out. Volunteers will also create care packages and write cards to send to military service members overseas, expressing gratitude for the enormous service they provide. 

Austin, TX: Habitat for Humanity of Comal County will be working alongside the family in need to build a new house from the ground up, helping to create a foundation for the future.

Seattle/Tacoma, WA: Volunteers from Outerwall and Delta Airlines will join partner families and AmeriCorps members to build and repair affordable homes in King County.

To find volunteer opportunities on 9/11 and throughout the year, visit Serve.gov.

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service and champions community solutions through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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California pastor orders Christians to ‘isolate’ LGBT kids and then ‘turn them over to Satan’


Pastor John MacArthur

Pastor John MacArthur said during a recent edition of his “Grace to You” show that parents of LGBT kids should cast them out of their lives and “turn them over to Satan.” Americans Against the Tea Party reported that the pastor was responding to a question from a congregant about parenting a gay child.

“My adult child just ‘came out,’” wrote MacArthur’s viewer, “‘in other words declared to be a homosexual. What do I do?’” “You know, the answer depends,” answered MacArthur. “If that adult child professes Christ, claims to be a Christian, then that becomes an issue for confrontation of the sternest and strongest kind because that falls under Matthew 18.”

“If that person doesn’t repent and turn, you take two or three witnesses, and confront again. If there’s still no repentance, then tell the church. And if the church pursues it and there’s still no repentance, then there’s a public putting-out of the church, that person who professes to be a Christian. That’s how you deal with that.” Non-believers, he said, don’t matter. “They’re just acting like a non-Christian.” However, “if they profess to be a Christian, you have to alienate them,” he said. “You have to separate them. You can’t condone that, it’s inconsistent with the profession of Christ. So, you isolate them. You don’t have a meal with them. You separate yourself from them. You turn them over to Satan, as it were, as scripture says.”

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America. This is a HUGE PROBLEM! Young Hillary Clinton Supporters Struggle to Name Her Accomplishments

I don’t know whether to cry, laugh or be REAL embarrassed for you USA! The kids coming through want to vote for Hilary but have NO IDEA WHY! This is pathetic and a reason you get stuck with crap presidents America! Watch the video, one kid says “We had an African American President, a Woman would be a good step forward” When asked about Hillary’s accomplishments, not one of these kids, one doing a study on her he says, could name one thing she did. America this is a HUGE problem. Why do your kids not know about politics? What is the age to vote in the USA? Here in Europe kids have a good grasp of politics, where I am in Scotland kids as young as 18 know why or why not they will vote for Scottish independence, the kids actually have a good argument on the issue. These kids are your future America, your scientists, politicians, the list is endless. As usual I mean to offend NOBODY. I am sharing American news. I posted a video MANY times by an American man who tried to warn you America, and, well, this video below sends chills down my neck. How can they be supporters if they don’t know what they are voting for? Did American vote for America because he was African American? Are you all going to vote for Hillary because she is a Woman. I can’t say how much of a worry this is for the future of the USA! Video at the bottom, you were warned!

America, THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!! I would start to worry. This is embarrassing America, Video below….

Video by PJ Media

You were warned America, video by iStateOfMind3·

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#AceWorldNews HEALTHCARE May 15 According to a report…

#AceWorldNews – HEALTHCARE – May 15 – According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth.

To put it bluntly, for every 100,000 births in America last year, 18.5 women died. That’s compared to 8.2 women who died during pregnancy and birth in Canada, 6.1 in Britain, and only 2.4 in Iceland.

A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely to die as a woman in Saudi Arabia or China.

You might say international comparisons should be taken with a grain of salt because of difficulties of getting accurate measurements across nations.

Maybe China hides the true extent of its maternal deaths. But Canada and Britain?

Even if you’re still skeptical, consider that our rate of maternal death is heading in the wrong direction.
It’s risen over the past decade and is now nearly the highest in a quarter century.

In 1990, the maternal mortality rate in America was 12.4 women per 100,000 births. In 2003, it was 17.6. Now it’s 18.5.

That’s not a measurement error because we have been measuring the rate of maternal death in the United States the same way for decades.

Read More: http://tinyurl.com/pmnq5hc

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Communism, Fascism, Marxism and the USA

To truly understand Communism and what it REALLY is, can be tricky, we must know and understand European and early history from the Americas (North and Latin/South) history and have a slight grasp on Religion also, this is a blog I expect a few likes and not one reply, I am testing my mind and the ability to write about things that challenge popular beliefs by people all over the World. I have a family member very high up in the UK Communist Party, we must understand the Communism we all see and know (Think we know) is extremist Communism. Communism at its truest form is equality. The main reason why communism was made was peopl0e wanted to be equal without getting restricted by their environment, but nowadays communism is abused by some dictators such as North Korean leaders. Besides, capitalism also has its own problem. There are so many people who didn’t have opportunities to try what they really wanted to do due to their poverty or else. If communism was working as it should be, would it be better than capitalism? Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are controlled by private owners with the goal of making profits in a market economy. Central characteristics of capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets and wage labor. In a capitalist economy, the parties to a transaction typically determine the prices at which assets, goods, and services are exchanged. Sadly this can lead to Fascism!

Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism, fascism originated in Italy during World War I, combining more typically right-wing positions with elements of left-wing politics, in opposition to liberalism, Marxism, and traditional conservatism. Although fascism is usually placed on the far right on the traditional left–right spectrum, several self-described fascists as well as some commentators have said that the description is inadequate. Fascist ideology consistently invokes the primacy of the state. Leaders such as Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany embodied the state and claimed indisputable power. Fascism borrowed theories and terminology from socialism but replaced socialism’s focus on class conflict with a focus on conflict between nations and races.Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky (Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient. Usually the term is applied to political states or their economic systems. Autarky exists whenever an entity can survive or continue its activities without external assistance or international trade) to secure national self-sufficiency and independence through protectionist and interventionist economic policies.

Fascists sought to unify their nation through an authoritarian state that promoted the mass mobilization of the national community and were characterized by having leadership that initiated a revolutionary political movement aiming to reorganize the nation along principles according to fascist ideology. Fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation,and it asserts that stronger nations have the right to expand their territory by displacing weaker nations.

Communism is a socioeconomic system structured upon common ownership of the means of production and characterised by the absence of classes, money, and the state; as well as a social, political and economic ideology and movement that aims to establish this social order. The movement to develop communism, in its Marxist–Leninist interpretations, significantly influenced the history of the 20th century, which saw intense rivalry between the Communist states in the Eastern bloc and the most developed capitalist states of the Western world. Communism was first developed into a scientific theory by German philosopher and social scientist Karl Marx (Marxism) Marxism is a worldview and method of societal analysis that focuses on class relations and societal conflict, that uses a materialist interpretation of historical development, and a dialectical view of social transformation. Marxist methodology uses economic and sociopolitical inquiry and applies that to the analysis and critique of the development of capitalism and the role of class struggle in systemic economic change.
Religious views on capitalism have been philosophically diverse, with numerous religious philosophers defending the natural right to property, while simultaneously expressing criticism at the negative social effects of materialism and greed. I know this is difficult to follow, but stay with me! The first socialists drew many of their principles from Christian values, against the bourgeois values (Bourgeoisie, French pronunciation is a word from the French language, used in the fields of political economy, political philosophy, sociology, and history, which originally denoted the wealthy stratum of the middle class that originated during the latter part of the Middle Ages (AD 500–1500). The utilization and specific application of the word is from the realm of the social sciences. In sociology and in political science, the noun bourgeoisie and the adjective bourgeois are terms that describe a historical range of socio-economic classes. As such, in the Western world, since the late 18th century, the bourgeoisie describes a social class “characterized by their ownership of capital, and their related culture”; hence, the personal terms bourgeois (masculine) and bourgeoise (feminine) culturally identify the man or woman who is a member of the wealthiest social class of a given society, and their materialistic worldview) of profiteering, greed, selfishness and hoarding. Liberation theology is a school of theology within Christianity, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church. It emphasizes the Christian mission to bring justice to the poor and oppressed, particularly through political activism. Its theologians consider sin the root source of poverty, the sin in question being exploitative capitalism and class war by the rich against the poor. In the U.S., in response to increased ideas of capitalist ideas and Social Darwinism, the Social Gospel was pursued, calling on protections of people against perceived threats from industrialization.

america-freedom-to-fascism-a-film-by-aaron-russoSo, after reading all this we can draw many conclusions about today’s World, where we are, and how we came to be here. History was taught to me since age 5 and I was no master of History at school I am self taught as many are. As I write and get my mind more and more into the World and how it works and lies to us through the means above, we can then speculate with an educated guess as to where we are heading as a species.

I look at America as being almost Communistic and 100% Fascist. What America has become today is the embodiment of all the above. It can be said for every action there is a reaction and this is true more so in so called 1st World countries such as the USA. America is a country of people full of pride and this is good, but when I often say America is very small 3.5% of our global population, many Americans question me on this and I get such comments as “That can’t be true” It is as many know who know how to use an internet search engine. America has become a scared war nation. The Government are ruled by commerce and the people are rules by powerful men and woman, CEO’s that dictate how political and religious values are perceived by a willing people who have been duped and have been educated to the same level as many 2nd and 3rd World countries. America sits at 38th cleverest nation on Earth and sometimes when I do blogs about the USA I am doing so as a worried friend. I am slowly starting to understand you America, your government failed you BADLY in School over the last 20 years and the next generation coming through I really feel sorry for. American kids were not passing exams, so American politicians made the tests easier to make a graph or chart look good and fool you all. The USA media is well trained in the art of fear and fascism, JFK warned you America, this man seen fascism entering your world and your banks and government buildings, yet as a people, America, you must wake up and stop using the “I can’t help” line


Many men have tried hard to warn you America, some in speeches, some in song. You didn’t listen and now you are on the verge of a life where you will be a number. I come from a society and way of life where we own our Government (Scotland, not Britain, we have our own laws here) I struggled to understand you America so I researched, what I came to see was a people who can’t admit they are wrong, want to blame another politician and won’t say “I was wrong to vote for this person” With Obama you have, America, taken your way of life backwards and allowed a small % of 200 people to have more money than every man, woman and child in your country. What JFK said above was true. I will leave you with more warning America through video and images. Again, I don’t expect much come back debate here.

Thanks, Shaun

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` Israel Spies on United States More Than any other Country Targeting Industrial and Technical Secrets ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – May 06 – Israel spies on the United States more than any other ally does and these activities have reached an alarming level, Newsweek magazine reported Tuesday.

The main targets are U.S. industrial and technical secrets, the weekly said, quoting classified briefings on legislation that would make it easier for Israeli citizens to get visas to enter America.

Newsweek said a congressional staff member familiar with a briefing last January called the testimony “very sobering … alarming … even terrifying”, and quoted another as saying the behaviour was “damaging.”

“No other country close to the United States continues to cross the line on espionage like the Israelis do,” said a former congressional staff member who attended another classified briefing in late 2013, according to Newsweek.

It said that briefing was one of several in recent months given by the US Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the FBI and the National Counter-Intelligence Directorate.

AFP

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