WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year.
Nudging Congress along, a vacationing President Barack Obama called two senators proposing an extension to offer his support. From Hawaii, Obama pledged Friday to push Congress to move quickly next year to address the "urgent economic priority," the White House said.
For families dependent on cash assistance, the end of the federal government's "emergency unemployment compensation" will mean some difficult belt-tightening as enrollees lose their average monthly stipend of $1,166. - Yahoo News
December 16, 2013 - A Fla. city is set to evict a widow for her unique lifestyle of "living off the grid."
Robin Speronis told WFTX-TV that she was given an eviction notice after the station aired a story about how she chooses to live in a home without modern amenities, such as running water and electricity.
"A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter," Robin said. "Putting a woman who lives by herself, who is a widow, out on the street without any due process of law is unfathomable," she added.
According to WFTX-TV, the notice cited international property maintenance code which said the property is not safe to live in. Speronis, however, disputes such claims and wonders how a code enforcement officer would know without even entering the house. Now, she is speaking out demanding justice.
"I'm going to bring this to the attention of anyone who will listen until justice is served," she said.
"Where is the justice? Why did they choose me," she asked, "I was exercising my First Amendment rights of free speech in discussing living off the grid."
A local attorney has decided to represent Speronis for free, according to WFTX-TV.
It does appear, however, that Speronis has a criminal history. According to the Cape Coral Daily Breeze, she was found guilty of larceny and in 2012 had her real estate license revoked.
Read more: http://www.disclose.tv/news/Widow_faces_eviction_in_Fla_city_For_living_off_the_grid/97246#ixzz2nuw2tK3t
A recent WHO report shows grim health implications from Europe’s economic crisis, including a trend in Greece in which citizens infect themselves with HIV to access the meager range of government benefits available.
The WHO report ‘Review of Social Determinants and the Health Divide in the WHO European Region’ concludes that the staggering levels of unemployment and mandated financial austerity have hit European citizens hard, especially those in Greece, where the jobless level stood at 27 percent in September.
The economic crisis that began in 2008 has “exacerbated” health problems in parts of Europe, exposing “stark social and economic inequities within and between countries.” Greece is the hardest hit, with the country’s economy shrinking to the point of nearly knocking it out of the eurozone completely.
The report published last week says the HIV rates in Greece have risen “significantly” since 2008. It estimates about half of new HIV infections are self-inflicted “to enable people to receive benefits of 700 euro per month and faster admission on to drug-substitution programs.”
However, The Press Project has pointed out an inaccuracy in the WHO report, saying the organization was not correct while quoting a 2011 study published in the Lancet, which “described accounts of deliberate self-infection by a few individuals,” but did not give exact statistics - “about a half,” as stated in the recent report.
OK, so this article should really wake some folks up!!! We are living in times where those who reach a certain level of desperation calls for desperate measures. It is sad but definitely a sign of where things are. Those who have no relationship with The Most High Creator are willing to do whatever they can do to get money to 'survive'. These lost souls are prime candidates for receiving the Mark of the System of the Beast in order to 'survive'. There is no limit to what a person will do when they have no true relationship with our Heavenly Father Yahuah (YHWH) through our wonderful Master Yahusha Messiach (Christ).
If one is not standing strong in the Word of God right now during these last days/the final hour, then there is no hope.
The Elite World Leaders have millions of dollars to spend on weapons of War, while there are people who are starving and willing to inject themselves with HIV just to survive longer in this wicked earth!
My heart pours out. My prayers are being lifted. Blessings to the set apart ones who are willing to commit themselves to The Most High God of the Heavens and the Earth. There is no other salvation through this tribulation except through His Son Yahusha (Christ).
"As it is Written - In Spirit and In Truth"
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