The Plan Is Coming Together and… The Plan Is: Coming Together

I regret to inform you that, after 8 months of virtually no employment (and definitely not for lack of trying!), we held out as long as we could but are no longer able to pay our severely overdue bills and received a 3 Day Notice To Quit Or Pay (eviction). We simply can not pay. Electricity is supposed to be shut off by midnight tonight. So it may be a while before I can update my blogs and Facebook feed.

My old cat is quite a trooper but he definitely suffers a bit when he’s all cooped up in his “car cage” and he’s a bit skittish around strange people and places. He’s diabetic and on a strict *fresh food* (chilled meat) if we can still manage on the road. Over the months his body has successfully recovered from the “veterinary recommended” diet that made him so ill. He is no longer obese and no longer insulin-dependent.

But I digress…officially homeless in 90 degree heat, a run down car, and about $100 to my name, with a miraculous plan and some higher guidance, I aim to travel across the country, visit a few sacred places, and if possible attend the New York City #OCCUPYWALLSTREET protest in “Anonymous costume”! The next few months should be a wild ride and I expect to see huge changes in the Earth (earthquakes, super-volcanoes, floods, strong winds and tidal waves, even more polar shifting) but I’d like to survive the challenges and help build a better world for All.

I’m asking you, dear reader, friend, family, stranger, that should you support this endeavor and have enough to share, please consider a ChipIn. The information I post on my blogs and other pages is always free and I do it gladly in service. I would therefore never ask in such a way as, “If you find the information on this site valuable, please consider donating…” This is about a journey.

THE PLAN IS: COMING TOGETHER

America’s unemployment gets even worse

America’s unemployment gets even worse

Published: 02 September, 2011, 19:45
Edited: 03 September, 2011, 01:16

“As Americans gear up for a three day weekend with Labor Day approaching on Monday, the millions that have been jobless for months will see no reason to celebrate as the latest figures show zero growth in employment for August….”

via America’s unemployment gets even worse — RT.

USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

By Kristina Cooke | Reuters – Mon, Aug 22, 2011

“…[J]ust based on income, minimum wage single parents are almost always eligible for food stamps.

“This becomes an implicit subsidy for low-wage jobs and in terms of incentives for higher wage job creation that really is not a good thing,” said Arindrajit Dube, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, whose research shows raising the minimum wage would spur economic activity.

Until a couple of weeks ago Tashawna Green, 21, from Queens Village, New York, worked 25 hours a week at an $8.08 hourly rate at retailer Target. She is on food stamps, and says a good number of her former colleagues are too.

“It’s a good thing that the government helps, but if employers paid enough and gave enough hours, then we wouldn’t need to be on food stamps,” said Green, who has a six-year-old daughter.

Of course, with an unemployment rate over 9 percent, some argue that those with any job at all are lucky.

Millions of Americans whose unemployment benefits have expired have to exist only on food stamps and other government aid, such as Medicaid healthcare support….”

via USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable? – Yahoo! News.

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