“I know so many people my age who are going through the exact same thing,” Gardner said.
The youngest American adults are facing what is, for most of them, the first serious economic crisis of their working lives. By most measures, they are woefully unprepared.
While the past few years were largely good ones for the American economy, that did little to help set millennials up with a solid financial foundation. Overloaded with credit card and student debt, and underrepresented in the housing and stock markets, they entered this uncertain period with significant obligations and few resources.
Stephen Shelley, president and CEO of Farm Share, which distributes food to food banks, churches, schools, and other nonprofits, said the amount of people asking for food at food banks is unprecedented.
“The volume is at a level we’ve never seen before,” Shelley said, adding that his company is running at full capacity at the moment to handle the demand surge. He said the amount of food that he is moving to keep pace with demand is “overwhelming the system.”
A perfect storm is brewing deep in America, one where overwhelmed food bank networks could see supply chain disruptions that could trigger food shortages in various low-income regions, that would undoubtedly leave many people hangry – and possibly incite social unrest.
Elites are working to make it better for them, and worse for the rest of us. About that the evidence is clear. The Big Boys are being bailed out and their debts covered. Everyone else, except those already marginalized and without a recent work record and fixed address, got a month’s rent and extended unemployment benefits.
Big Pharma sees massive profits in the virus, Government sees more power to control
… Powerful vested interests, such as Bill Gates and Big Pharma, are determined to vaccinate us all, and to control our movements with an internal passport called “vaccinated, health cleared” or other words to that effect. New tracking procedures and technologies are to be put in operation reminiscent of the “mark of the beast” to police the access of varous categories of people to various areas and benefits.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) recruits are under investigation for throwing a party at their residential college in Canberra in apparent breach of the strict
coronavirus regulations their senior colleagues are now enforcing.
Comment by tonytran2015: European bonds between European races have been seriously weakened by mass immigration from non-European regions. ITEXIT is just around the corner. Socialist dream of free stuffs for everyone is about to end.
Italian politicians have joined in the country’s furious outrage at the European Union, with several protesting by taking down the bloc’s flags in their towns.
On Friday March 27th Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer threatened to revoke the medical licenses of doctors and pharmacists who prescribe hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus in Michigan. Four days later, March 31st, the same governor asks the federal government to send her hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. Go figure.
“We want to change the voting laws, we want to change this, we want windmills all over the place to ruin everybody’s house and farm. We want to do all sorts of things,” Trump told “Fox & Friends,” adding “They wanted things that were so ridiculous and had nothing to do with putting people that just essentially lost their jobs putting them back to work.”
After decades of neoliberal policies that have resulted in the privatization of utility companies and pension funds, erosion of workers’ rights, divestment from public healthcare and other vital sectors and services, the experience and the notion of the common good have been rendered hollow. As a result, appeals to a population to act for the common good will fall on deaf ears and will not produce the same desired, emotionally charged effects as a declaration of war, implying the need to mobilize, to combine individual efforts and to make sacrifices.
Nicholas Bagley, a University of Michigan Law School professor, tweeted an except of an internal document drafted by Henry Ford Health Systems.
“Patients who have ventilator or ICU care withdrawn will receive pain control and comfort measures,” Bagley wrote, above a picture of the letter. Soon after, Kasie Hunt, NBC News’ Capitol Hill correspondent, retweeted
Bagley’s tweet to her 490,000 followers,
The Henry Ford Health System responded
more fully to media outlets, explaining, as the Detroit News reported, that the “letter was in preparation for a ‘worst case scenario,’ but has not been enacted as policy.” Brenda Craig, a spokeswoman for the
hospital system, also noted,
according to the Detroit News, that they have “not reached capacity at any of its locations, nor has it reached the limit on ventilators at any of its hospitals.” Craig added that “the letter is part of a larger internal document that unfortunately was shared publicly.”
Then came the closing line
in the Detroit News’ coverage of the incident: “Bagley, who has since removed the document from Twitter, occupies ‘a temporary position as special counsel in the Michigan governor’s office to aid in the state’s
response to the coronavirus pandemic’ as of March 21, according to an automatic response from his UM email.” My request to his UM email after the Detroit News article published, however, did not generate this