The Tunnel People That Live Under The Streets Of America | Pakalert Press

Malgré les manipulations des chiffres du chômage et du taux d’industrialisation des USA et avec l’indice du Dow Jones qui n’arrête de pas de franchir les barres de ses propres records, la pauvreté frappe de plus en plus dans le pays et à un rythme cauchemardesque qui impose aux américains des styles de vie de plus en plus extrême, dans l’article ci-dessous, on parle d’un phénomène qui intéresse de plus en plus la presse américaine, Les Habitants des Tunnels, en effet de plus en plus d’Américains ruinés par la crise économique qui sévit dans le pays depuis 2008 et n’ayant plus de domicile choisissent de vivre dans les tunnels et les égouts des grandes villes Américaine, Las Vegas, New York, Kansas City, des familles entières avec leurs enfants (des bébés ..) n’ont plus les moyens de subsister ou se loger, s’installent dans les tunnels … entre temps, la Réserve Fédérale et son Chef BEn Bernanke continuent leurs Quantitative Easing et font pomper des milliards de dollars dans les banques privées …. Drôle de Monde ….. !!!!

By The Way, vous ne verrez pas ce genre d’infos passer sur BFM Business ou Fox News …. !!!

Mehdi BOUABID

15/04/2013

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Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities?  It is happening in Las Vegas, it is happening in New York City and it is even happening in Kansas City.  As the economy crumbles, poverty in the United States is absolutely exploding and so is homelessness.  In addition to the thousands of “tunnel people” living under the streets of America, there are also thousands that are living in tent cities, there are tens of thousands that are living in their vehicles and there are more than a million public school children that do not have a home to go back to at night.  The federal government tells us that the recession “is over” and that “things are getting better”, and yet poverty and homelessness in this country continue to rise with no end in sight.  So what in the world are things going to look like when the next economic crisis hits?

The Tunnel People That Live Under The Streets Of America

When I heard that there were homeless people living in a network of underground tunnels beneath the streets of Kansas City, I was absolutely stunned.  I have relatives that live in that area.  I never thought ofKansas City as one of the more troubled cities in the United States.

But according to the Daily Mail, police recently discovered a network of tunnels under the city that people had been living in…

Below the streets of Kansas City, there are deep underground tunnels where a group of vagrant homeless people lived in camps.

These so-called homeless camps have now been uncovered by the Kansas City Police, who then evicted the residents because of the unsafe environment.

Authorities said these people were living in squalor, with piles of garbage and dirty diapers left around wooded areas.

The saddest part is the fact that authorities found dirty diapers in the areas near these tunnels.  That must mean that babies were being raised in that kind of an environment.

Unfortunately, this kind of thing is happening all over the nation.  In recent years, the tunnel people of Las Vegas have received quite a bit of publicity all over the world.  It has been estimated that more than 1,000 people live in the massive network of flood tunnels under the city…

Deep beneath Vegas’s glittering lights lies a sinister labyrinth inhabited by poisonous spiders and a man nicknamed The Troll who wields an iron bar.

But astonishingly, the 200 miles of flood tunnels are also home to 1,000 people who eke out a living in the strip’s dark underbelly.

Some, like Steven and his girlfriend Kathryn, have furnished their home with considerable care – their 400sq ft ‘bungalow’ boasts a double bed, a wardrobe and even a bookshelf.

Could you imagine living like that?  Sadly, for an increasing number of Americans a “normal lifestyle” is no longer an option.  Either they have to go to the homeless shelters or they have to try to eke out an existence on their own any way that they can.

In New York City, authorities are constantly trying to root out the people that live in the tunnels under the city and yet they never seem to be able to find them all.  The following is from a New York Post articleabout the “Mole People” that live underneath New York City…

The homeless people who live down here are called Mole People. They do not, as many believe, exist in a separate, organized underground society. It’s more of a solitary existence and loose-knit community of secretive, hard-luck individuals.

The New York Post followed one homeless man known as “John Travolta” on a tour through the underground world.  What they discovered was a world that is very much different from what most New Yorkers experience…

In the tunnels, their world is one of malt liquor, tight spaces, schizophrenic neighbors, hunger and spells of heat and cold. Travolta and the others eat fairly well, living on a regimented schedule of restaurant leftovers, dumped each night at different times around the neighborhood above his foreboding home.

Even as the Dow hits record high after record high, poverty in New York City continues to rise at a very frightening pace.  Incredibly, the number of homeless people sleeping in the homeless shelters of New York City has increased by a whopping 19 percent over the past year.

In many of our major cities, the homeless shelters are already at maximum capacity and are absolutely packed night after night.  Large numbers of homeless people are often left to fend for themselves.

That is one reason why we have seen the rise of so many tent cities.

Yes, the tent cities are still there, they just aren’t getting as much attention these days because they do not fit in with the “economic recovery” narrative that the mainstream media is currently pushing.

In fact, many of the tent cities are larger than ever.  For example, you can check out a Reuters video about a growing tent city in New Jersey that was posted on YouTube at the end of March right here.  A lot of these tent cities have now become permanent fixtures, and unfortunately they will probably become much larger when the next major economic crisis strikes.

But perhaps the saddest part of all of this is the massive number of children that are suffering night after night.

For the first time ever, more than a million public school children in the United States are homeless.  That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year.

So if things are really “getting better”, then why in the world do we have more than a million public school children without homes?

These days a lot of families that have lost their homes have ended up living in their vehicles.  The following is an excerpt from a 60 Minutes interview with one family that is living in their truck…

This is the home of the Metzger family. Arielle,15. Her brother Austin, 13. Their mother died when they were very young. Their dad, Tom, is a carpenter. And, he’s been looking for work ever since Florida’s construction industry collapsed. When foreclosure took their house, he bought the truck on Craigslist with his last thousand dollars. Tom’s a little camera shy – thought we ought to talk to the kids – and it didn’t take long to see why.

Pelley: How long have you been living in this truck?

Arielle Metzger: About five months.

Pelley: What’s that like?

Arielle Metzger: It’s an adventure.

Austin Metzger: That’s how we see it.

Pelley: When kids at school ask you where you live, what do you tell ‘em?

Austin Metzger: When they see the truck they ask me if I live in it, and when I hesitate they kinda realize. And they say they won’t tell anybody.

Arielle Metzger: Yeah it’s not really that much an embarrassment. I mean, it’s only life. You do what you need to do, right?

But after watching a news report or reading something on the Internet about these people we rapidly forget about them because they are not a part of “our world”.

Another place where a lot of poor people end up is in prison.  In a previous article, I detailed how the prison population in the United States has been booming in recent years.  If you can believe it, the United States now has approximately 25 percent of the entire global prison population even though it only has about 5 percent of the total global population.

And these days it is not just violent criminals that get thrown into prison.  If you lose your job and get behind on your bills, you could be thrown into prison as well.  The following is from a recent CBS News article

Roughly a third of U.S. states today jail people for not paying off their debts, from court-related fines and fees to credit card and car loans, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Such practices contravene a 1983 United States Supreme Court ruling that they violate the Constitutions’s Equal Protection Clause.

Some states apply “poverty penalties,” such as late fees, payment plan fees and interest, when people are unable to pay all their debts at once. Alabama charges a 30 percent collection fee, for instance, while Florida allows private debt collectors to add a 40 percent surcharge on the originaldebt. Some Florida counties also use so-called collection courts, where debtors can be jailed but have no right to a public defender. In North Carolina, people are charged for using a public defender, so poor defendants who can’t afford such costs may be forced to forgo legal counsel.

The high rates of unemployment and government fiscal shortfalls that followed the housing crash have increased the use of debtors’ prisons, as states look for ways to replenish their coffers. Said Chettiar, “It’s like drawing blood from a stone. States are trying to increase their revenue on the backs of the poor.”

If you are poor, the United States can be an incredibly cold and cruel place.  Mercy and compassion are in very short supply.

The middle class continues to shrink and poverty continues to grow with each passing year.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one out of every six Americans is now living in poverty.  And if you throw in those that are considered to be “near poverty”, that number becomes much larger.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income”.

For many more facts about the rapid increase of poverty in this country, please see my previous article entitled “21 Statistics About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Everyone Should Know“.

But even as poverty grows, it seems like the hearts of those that still do have money are getting colder.  Just check out what happened recently at a grocery store that was in the process of closing down in Augusta, Georgia

Residents filled the parking lot with bags and baskets hoping to get some of the baby food, canned goods, noodles and other non-perishables. But a local church never came to pick up the food, as the storeowner prior to the eviction said they had arranged. By the time the people showed up for the food, what was left inside the premises—as with any eviction—came into the ownership of the property holder, SunTrust Bank.

The bank ordered the food to be loaded into dumpsters and hauled to a landfill instead of distributed. The people that gathered had to be restrained by police as they saw perfectly good food destroyed. Local Sheriff Richard Roundtree told the news “a potential for a riot was extremely high.”

Can you imagine watching that happen?

But of course handouts and charity are only temporary solutions.  What the poor in this country really need are jobs, and unfortunately there has not been a jobs recovery in the United States since the recession ended.

In fact, the employment crisis looks like it is starting to take another turn for the worse.  The number of layoffs in the month of March was 30 percent higher than the same time a year ago.

Meanwhile, small businesses are indicating that hiring is about to slow down significantly.  According to a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, small businesses in the United States are extremely pessimistic right now.  The following is what Goldman Sachs had to say about this survey…

Components of the survey were consistent with the decline in headline optimism, as the net percent of respondents planning to hire fell to 0% (from +4%), those expecting higher sales fell to -4% (from +1%), and those reporting that it is a good time to expand ticked down to +4% (from +5%). The net percent of respondents expecting the economy to improve was unchanged at -28%, a very depressed level. However, on the positive side, +25% of respondents plan increased capital spending [ZH: With Alcoa CapEx spending at a 2 year low]. Small business owners continue to place poor sales, taxes, and red tape at the top of their list of business problems, as they have for the past several years.

So why aren’t our politicians doing anything to fix this?

For example, why in the world don’t they stop millions of our jobs from being sent out of the country?

Well, the truth is that they don’t think we have a problem.  In fact, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson recently saidthat U.S. trade deficits “don’t matter”.

He apparently does not seem alarmed that more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities have been shut down in the United States since 2001.

And since the last election, the White House has seemed to have gone into permanent party mode.

On Tuesday, another extravagant party will be held at the White House.  It is being called “In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul”, and it is going to include some of the biggest names in the music industry…

As the White House has previously announced, Justin Timberlake (who will be making his White House debut), Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples, and others will be performing at the exclusive event.

And so who will be paying for all of this?

You and I will be.  Even as the Obamas cry about all of the other “spending cuts” that are happening, they continue to blow millions of taxpayer dollars on wildly extravagant parties and vacations.

Overall, U.S. taxpayers will spend well over a billion dollars on the Obamas this year.

I wonder what the tunnel people that live under the streets of America think about that.

This article first appeared at The Economic Collapse.

Source : http://www.pakalertpress.com/2013/04/11/the-tunnel-people-that-live-under-the-streets-of-america/

 

Olivier Delamarche – 12 Mars 2013 – BFM Business

Olivier Delamarche revient sur les résultats du Dow Jones et du S&P 500, le comportement des indices boursiers américains, ne représente pas une reprise économique, la croissance n’est toujours pas au rendez-vous, les taux de chômage ne cesse d’augmenter, avec plus de 49 Millions d’américains qui survivent grâce aux food stamps et les statistiques sont trafiqués pour couvrir tout ça …!!

Le Quantitative Easing … le coup de grâce définitif …. !!!

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Regardez bien ce graphique qui schématise l’effet de la politique du Quantitative Easing menée par la Réserve Fédérale Américaine et son patron Ben BERNANKE, les tendances haussières que vous y constatez, apparaissent comme une réaction directe à chaque nouvelle vague d’impression et d’émission de monnaie, ainsi, l’indice du Dow Jones Industrial Average a dépassé son record de 14.165, qui a été atteint le 9 octobre 2007 précédant «la grande récession», mais est ce que cela représente une véritable relance de l’économie américaine ??!!!

En réalité, ces tendances qu’on voit, ne correspondent à aucune forme de croissance économique réelle, l’économie américaine est toujours en récession aggravée, les taux de chômage augmentent, à mesure que les licenciements prennent de plus en plus d’envergure, les entreprises incapables de résister face à cette baisse d’activité, mettent la clé sous la porte et le rythme de consommation des ménages est en baisse constante, tout ces facteurs bloquent de manière radicale toute possibilité de relance économique, et pourtant la Réserve Fédérale Américaine continue son plan d’Assouplissement Quantitatif qui consiste à faire marcher les planche à billets, imprimer encore plus de monnaie et l’injecter dans un système économique déjà  à l’agonie (quoi que les Merdias essaient de vous convaincre du contraire) en espérant que ça va le réanimer, il est clair et évident que les spécialistes économiques de cette institution semblent oublier complètement que l’océan de croissance économique fulgurante d’avant la crise, ne fut possible que grâce aux mécanismes de la dette, en effet, les ménages américains durant les 10 années précédant la crise de 2008, s’endettaient à un rythme qui avoisinaient les 1000 milliards de dollars chaque année, et cet argent se retrouvait directement dans les circuits économiques via les mécanismes de consommation directe ou indirecte, enrichissant ainsi la croissance de manière effective et palpable, Or, avec les taux de chômage actuels, l’incertitude quand à la pérennité de leurs emplois, les gens n’ont plus le courage ou la volonté de s’endetter, ce qui fait que les sommes gigantesques d’argent imprimés et injectés dans l’économie, ne génèrent absolument aucune valeur économique réelle, elles circulent entre les stocks de la Réserve Fédérale, les banques d’investissement et les marchés financiers  sans produire quoi que ce soit (Et même les Chinois n’en veulent plus des bons aux trésor Américains ..), et l’économie elle est à l’arrêt, complètement incapable de générer de la valeur sans la dette.

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A la lumière des faits citées ci-dessous, le Quantitative Easing, est entrain de créer reprise synthétique du marché qui ne repose sur aucune certitude de relance de économique ou sortie probable de la récession aggravée, la FED qui a imprimée plus de 3 milliards de dollars et aura injecté $ 4 billions de dollars dans l’économie d’ici la fin de cette année (La FED imprime quelques 85 Milliards de dollar par mois), ne fait qu’enfoncer la situation déjà catastrophique au plus bas, et de ce fait semble complètement déconnectée de la réalité, et je rappelle dans ce sens, que son patron Ben BERNANKE lui, a confirmé que cette politique d’assouplissement sera adoptée de façon illimitée, jusqu’à ce que le taux de chômage baisse, alors que ce dernier est associé directement à la croissance qui est en baisse constante et non à la quantité de monnaie en circulation.

D’un autre côté, les banques d’investissement profitent largement de cette manne d’argent disponible gratuitement, et en l’absence de tout potentiel d’investissement dans des secteurs déjà meurtris par les manipulations frauduleuses (Marché immobilier, produits dérivés, Credit Default Swap …), la bande de Goldman Sachs et compagnie n’hésite pas à opérer dans le marché des matières premières et commodités avec d’autres formes de spéculations et montages de prix, causant ainsi des flambées des prix de produits alimentaires (Bulle Alimentaire) avec toutes les conséquences catastrophiques que peut causer sur les pays du tiers monde (Famine, Malnutrition, instabilité politiques et sociales ..)et ce, en toute impunité, puisqu’il est maintenant évident pour tout le monde que les politiciens ne servent plus les intérêts de leurs concitoyens, mais ceux du monde de la finance, entre temps, l’Oligarchie Financière Mondialiste, qui est maintenant absolument certaine qu’il n’ya pas de sortie possible de cette crise, n’hésite pas à se ruer sur l’unique et véritable forme de valeur lui permettant de conserver sa fortune, l’Or, ce métal précieux sur lequel s’opère un véritable Bankrun ces derniers mois.

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Ainsi, cette politique d’Assouplissement Quantitatif, n’aura qu’une seule et ultime conséquence sur l’économie américaine et elle est loin d’être positive, puisque les lois du marché sont immuables, et imposent une règle toute simple, le plus vous imprimez de la monnaie sans véritable croissance économique pour accompagner et soutenir l’émission d’argent et sans aucune valeur solide pouvant instaurer la confiance des acteurs économiques et des citoyens en cette monnaie (Or, métaux précieux …) le plus cette monnaie perd de sa valeur initiale de manière continue, ce qui finira par entraîner tout le circuit économique dans un gouffre abyssal d’Hyperinflation et de dévaluation sans fin, à ce moment là, les billets de banque, auront la même valeur que les billets du fameux Monopoly, pire encore, il vous faudra une brouette entière remplie d’argent pour payer votre miche pain ou votre café. 

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Pour résumer ce scénario lugubre qui se présente et que beaucoup d’entre nous n’arrivent pas a assimiler, l’unique certitude qui nous reste, c’est de se préparer au crash qui est devient désormais inévitable, devant la situation actuelle, la masse de monnaie en circulation continue d’augmenter et il est presque impossible d’envisager quoi que ce soit dans ce schéma, cependant une chose est sûre, l’assouplissement quantitatif continuera de faire baisser la valeur de la monnaie et rendra les marchés encore plus instables et plus sensibles au premier choc.

 

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Mehdi BOUABID

07/03/2013