A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Skeletons of the Great Recession:
These American cities are still plagued
by homes abandoned to foreclosure

Daily Mail [UK], by Joshua Gardner

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/14/2014 7:11:16 AM

The Great Recession may be an unpleasant memory for most, but some residents of what were once booming cities continue to face after-effects of the financial crisis in the form of home foreclosure.[Snip] The problem is especially severe in cities where problems like plummeting home values, rising unemployment and painfully long foreclosure proceedings continue to plague citizens years after the recession officially ended. Financial website 24/7 Wall St. put together a list of the 10 cities in America with the most abandoned foreclosed homes. The worst off city, according to data compiled by 24/7 Wall St., is Wichita, Kansas.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 7/14/2014 7:33:48 AM     (No. 9923330)

I guess Detroit, where whole neighborhoods have been leveled, doesn´t figure into this.

Btw, since when did "The Great Recession" become "an unpleasant memory for most"?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 7/14/2014 8:10:59 AM     (No. 9923359)

Hold on, when did this recession end? First qtr GDP of -2.9% doesn´t indicate happy days are here again. Worst labor force participation rate since 1978...let alone the grossly miscalculated unemployment rate.

This economy is still skeletons for those who work.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/14/2014 8:33:41 AM     (No. 9923393)

OT but I heard someone, who should know better, use the unemployment rate of 6.1% (?) as if it was a good number. And he was on our side. Say what! I know nothing about nothing and know how they´ve juggled the numbers to get there.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 7/14/2014 8:57:17 AM     (No. 9923444)

Just spent the last two weeks in small towns in AZ/CO. Neighborhoods are beyond unkempt and in horrible disrepair. Small town America is bleak.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/14/2014 9:33:57 AM     (No. 9923515)

I suggest they quit bulldozing those houses in Detroit and move Latin America there.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/14/2014 9:38:31 AM     (No. 9923529)

OK - - let´s again play Correct The Headline - - -

"Skeletons of the Great Society"

There - - that´s better.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 792268




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



UK Special Forces Move Into London As Govt
Fears ´Mumbai-Style´ Terrorist Spectacular
Breitbart London [UK], by Donna Rachel Edmunds    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2014 8:41:10 AM     Post Reply
London could be the scene of a Mumbai-style terrorist "spectacular" if Islamist jihadists get their way, British security chiefs have warned. There is growing concern that a list of "soft" targets is being drawn up, and that weapons and explosives have already been smuggled into the country. The Sun is reporting that the SAS has moved part of its anti-terror team to a forward base near London, amid concerns that a prolonged attack may be staged in that city. [Snip] Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "The nightmare scenario is they mount a spectacular attack at a high profile

Turkey summons US envoy over
reports that US spied on Ankara
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2014 7:35:33 AM     Post Reply
ANKARA--Turkey´s foreign ministry on Monday summoned the US charge d´affaires, currently Washington´s most senior diplomat in Ankara, over a media report that the United States had spied on Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said. German magazine Der Spiegel said in an article on its website on Sunday that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain´s GCHQ eavesdropping agency had carried out "wide-scale spying against Turkey", citing documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. "For the reasons that the United States´ name was mentioned, and such claims were made ... the charge d´affaires has been called

Barack Obama on Iraq and Ukraine:
´President Dolittle´ comes back empty-handed
Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2014 7:29:35 AM     Post Reply
Even by the standards of the Obama administration, it came as a moment of profound anti-climax. After days of breathless briefings that Barack Obama was preparing with international allies to take the fight to the Islamic State (Isil) jihadists in Syria, the president stepped forward to a White House microphone last Friday to announce that…um… well, that was not exactly true. [Snip] This Thursday, when the president arrives at the Nato summit in Wales--via a stop-off in Estonia to pay lip service to the three Baltic states who have been nervously protesting at Vladimir Putin’s unchecked advances in the Ukraine--

Spies to vet airline flight lists
for returning jihadis as Saudi
king warns: ´Terrorists could
attack Europe within a month´
Daily Mail [UK], by Ian Drury, David Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2014 7:16:24 AM     Post Reply
The Prime Minister is to give intelligence agencies the power to vet airline flight lists in an effort to stop jihadis entering Britain. The US-style laws would compel all airlines flying into the country to provide much more information about passengers. [Snip] It follows a warning by the king of Saudi Arabia that terror groups could attack in the West within a month. He said: ‘If neglected I’m sure they [terrorists] will reach Europe in a month and America in another month. The evils of terrorism must be fought with force, reason and speed.’ At the centrepiece of Mr Cameron’s

´Bomb them back to the stone age´:
Barack Obama urged to take decisive
action against ISIS as security experts warn
group will target U.S. and ´kill with abandon´
Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2014 7:05:14 AM     Post Reply
U.S. President Barack Obama has been urged to take decisive action against the Islamic State amid concerns the terror group will target America. Obama was told by security experts that the country is facing a growing threat from militants, who have already taken control of vast swathes of Syria and Iraq. He was advised that these fighters are now looking toward the U.S. or Western Europe as their next targets, where they would likely ´kill with abandon´. It comes as Texas senator Ted Cruz has claimed that America should deal with the threat of ISIS by bombing them ´back to

   

 

B-G1


 
Ukraine crisis: Troops abandon
Luhansk airport after clashes
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2014 6:50:18 AM     Post Reply
Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk following clashes with pro-Russian rebels, military officials say. The announcement came after the two sides were engaged in all-night fighting. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged negotiators meeting in the Belarus capital, Minsk, to make an "immediate ceasefire" their priority. Some 2,600 people have died in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April. The conflict broke out after Russia´s annexation of Ukraine´s southern Crimea peninsula in March. The rebels have been gaining ground on Ukrainian forces in recent days, in both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and further south around the

Hamas-Fatah ´Unity Government´
Facing Financial Meltdown
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Soffer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/1/2014 2:25:08 AM     Post Reply
The Palestinian Authority "unity government" with Hamas is totally bankrupt, according to a leading PA minister, who blamed broken promises by America and Arab states for the dire situation. [Snip] "The US has not provided a single penny since Jan. 1, and Europe and Arab states only provided a third of what they were scheduled to give," he lamented to the Bethlehem-based Ma´an news network He said Gazan families who had lost their homes as Hamas and other terrorist groups clashed with Israeli forces had received just 300 shekels ($84) in aid. Al-Ayasa claimed the agricultural sector had suffered some $450 million of

Rise in powerful vacuum
cleaner sales ahead of EU ban
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/31/2014 9:46:35 PM     Post Reply
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales. In one recent study, five of the top seven cleaners had motors of more than 1600 watts. Joe Lynam reports. Read more: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

US speaks out against Israel´s decision
to expand state land in West Bank
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/31/2014 9:02:44 PM     Post Reply
The United States responded on Monday to news that Israel was planning to expand its state land and launch a new building project in the West Bank. The IDF on Sunday conferred the status of state land on 4,000 dunams in the Gush Etzion region, thus ending the civil administration’s investigation into the possibility that parcels were private Palestinian property. [Snip] "We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity," a State Department official said. "This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes, planning step they approve and construction tender they issue, is counterproductive to Israel´s stated

US Denies Reports
Libyan Embassy ´Ransacked´
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Moshe Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/31/2014 8:52:36 PM     Post Reply
There were conflicting reports Sunday evening on who, If anyone, was in control of the abandoned US embassy in Tripoli, Libya. According to reports, an Islamist militia group had taken over the building and a residential compound attached to it, and were “guarding” it to prevent other groups from invading it. The leader of the Dawn of Libya group, led by Moussa Abu-Zaqia, told reporters Sunday that the group has been occupying the embassy since last week, fending off attempted invasions by other militias. Abu-Zaqia produced several photos of what he said were militia members swimming in an algae-filled pool on

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
LONDON: Thousands Gather In Massive
Demonstration Against UK Anti-Semitism
Breitbart London [UK], by Donna Rachel Edmunds    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/31/2014 8:39:09 PM     Post Reply
Over 4,500 people thronged the streets of London outside the Royal Courts of Justice today to protest about the rise of anti-Semitism on the streets. [Snip] “Yes, there is a rising tide of antisemitism and yes, it is terrifying, but it will only get worse unless we stand up for ourselves. You must have asked yourself whether you are content to worry quietly, or whether you are willing to stand and do something--go to protests, write letters, report antisemites to the Police. One of your responses to that question was to ´like´ our page. Now it's time to ask the others around the dinner table. “When people tweet "Hitler was right" or chant

Thug who ´used a pellet gun to
shoot white joggers in Central Park´
arrested and charged with hate crimes
Daily Mail [UK], by Zoe Szathmary    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/31/2014 8:27:43 PM     Post Reply
An African-American man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime over pellet gun attacks on white joggers in New York´s Central Park. An African-American man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime over pellet gun attacks on white joggers in New York´s Central Park. Edward J Fall, 20, from Morningside Heights was charged with criminal possession of a weapon as part of a hate crime, assault and reckless endangerment after the attacks on August 17 and 18. [Snip] According to the New York Daily News, when the woman confronted the gunmen they told her: ´F*** you,



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



With Islamic State, 9/11 anniversary,
Obama’s incompetence is truly dangerous

36 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/31/2014 9:19:57 PM     Post Reply
On TV, incompetence is funny, sometimes hilarious. Jackie Gleason made a career of it on the old “Honeymooners” show; Tom Haverford is absurdly incapable on “Parks and Recreation”; and Michael Scott brought the Peter Principle to new heights in “The Office.” But in real life, incompetence can be dangerous, even life-threatening (think a real-life Homer Simpson actually in charge of safety at a nuclear power plant). That’s where America finds itself nearly six years into the presidency of Barack Obama. There’s no question Mr. Obama has all but checked out. There’s just no way to explain the president’s decision to

Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference:
“Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

34 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/31/2014 10:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter told attendees at the Islamic Society of North America that “the principles of Allah” are the key to peace in the Middle East. Carter spoke to the group on Saturday.(Snip for video)ISIS forces, in the name of Allah, slaughtered 250 half-naked Syrian soldiers this week in a desert ditch. The Detroit News reported, via Religion of Peace: During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East is a dream he still prays can be achieved. “You can’t bring

GOP, Are You Ready to
Reach Out to Blacks Yet?

34 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/1/2014 10:30:26 AM     Post Reply
Because I am a black conservative, someone wrote asking me this great question. “What is it that compels some black men and women to cling to, and follow people like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Obama, Spike Lee, Black Panthers, Holder, etc.?” I have pondered the same question. Some black folks embrace victim status because it provides cover for their laziness and irresponsible lifestyles. Black Judases preach a false, evil gospel of victimhood-ism for profit. Some blacks are racist, pure and simple. I believe that a majority of black Americans simply have not been exposed to unfiltered conservatism – to blacks articulating how blessed they

   

 



 
The president who is
uninterested in other people

33 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/1/2014 4:51:54 AM     Post Reply
Some time ago I contrasted the reaction a conservative would get if he were in the same room with the two most consequential politicians of the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. If you were in a room with Bill Clinton, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on which you agreed; he would probe you with questions, comments, suggestions; and he would tell you that you enabled him to understand it far better than he ever had before. If you were in a room with Rudy Giuliani, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on which you

Feds Still Studying Why
Lesbians Are Obese

31 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/31/2014 5:55:16 AM     Post Reply
The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to determine why “nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese,” and why gay males are not. In just two years the project’s budget has nearly doubled, growing from $1.5 million to nearly $3 million today, despite fears that sequestration could jeopardize the project and other NIH funding. The study, which

Having solved all other problems,
Obama to fix your dishwasher

29 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/31/2014 10:25:22 AM     Post Reply
I guess he really was multitasking out on the golf course. The President’s team has been hard at work behind the scenes, coming up with a strategy … well, maybe we should say plan, to address the nation’s many challenges. Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances. The administration says the standards will not only help the planet but also stimulate the economy by saving consumers money on their energy bills that they can spend elsewhere. After what

Federal study on lesbian
obesity costs $3 million

27 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/31/2014 3:49:42 PM     Post Reply
A federal study to determine why 75 percent of lesbian women are obese and gay men are not has totaled nearly $3 million. The National Institutes of Health study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014, for a total cost of $2.87 million, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have come to several conclusions since studying “the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities,” which is slated to last until 2016. They have determined that gay and bisexual males had a “greater desire for toned muscles” than straight men, lesbians have lower

Sam´s first stint with Rams
advanced LGBT sports movement

26 replie(s)
USA Today, by Lindsay H. Jones    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/31/2014 10:19:42 AM     Post Reply
Though the first chapter of Michael Sam´s NFL story lasted just a summer, ending Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams´ 53-man roster at the end of training camp, his very arrival as the league´s first openly gay player made an impact. Wade Davis, a former NFL player who came out after his playing career ended, told USA TODAY Sports Saturday night that the he´s seen significant changes in how gay players are viewed in the past few months, a credit to both Sam and the Rams. (Snip)Davis, the executive director of the You Can Play Project,

Nude Jennifer Lawrence photos
leaked by hacker who claims to
have ´private pictures of 100 A-listers´

26 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Josie Ensor    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/1/2014 4:57:15 AM     Post Reply
Nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as those purportedly showing other top Hollywood stars, were posted online in an apparent massive hacking leak. An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress’s mobile phone, and those of 100 others, via Apple’s online storage system iCloud. The 60-odd pictures of Lawrence in varying stages of undress were then posted on the bulletin board website 4chan. More than 100 A-list celebrities are alleged to have been targeted, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, models Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne and Kelly Brook, and

Obama sets his own pace in
a world whirling with crises

25 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung & Dan Balz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/31/2014 5:13:50 AM     Post Reply
Short of world war, it’s rare that a chief executive goes through a foreign policy month like President Obama’s August. U.S. warplanes struck in Iraq for the first time in years, as U.S. diplomats struggled to establish a new government in Baghdad. Islamic State militants beheaded an American journalist in Syria and spread their reach across the Middle East. War raged between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. In Afghanistan, U.S. plans for an orderly exit at the end of the year teetered on the brink of disaster. Russia all but invaded Ukraine and dared Obama to stop it. Libya descended

America is so over homeownership:
Why the shift to a renting economy
might actually be a good thing

25 replie(s)
Salon, by Henry Grabar    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/1/2014 4:08:20 AM     Post Reply
Between 1970 and 1990, the population of Philadelphia shrank by a quarter, dropping from 1.95 to 1.59 million. Like many American cities, it seemed caught in a downward spiral. Since then – like many American cities – Philadelphia has stabilized. The population now appears to have bottomed out at the millennium, and has been regaining residents over the past decade. But as it rebounds, Philly is becoming a different kind of city. In the two most recent decades, which comprise the bounce of the city’s population curve, owner-occupied housing dropped even more steeply than in the ’70s and ’80s. Between 2000 and

Obama Explains to the Very Rich
24 replie(s)
PowerLine, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 8/31/2014 6:37:24 AM     Post Reply
At a fundraiser in the home of an occasional Obama golf partner and former president of UBS Investment Bank, Obama spoke before an audience paying $15,000 a couple to bask in his aura.Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They want to hear more Obama, and they can afford his policies. Speaking before a friendly crowd, Obama delivered real value. He achieved new depths of inanity. He actually said this without provoking howls of laughter. (The very rich are different from you and me). Justin Sink reports in the Hill:

   

Post Reply   Close thread 792268





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS