first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare SENATOR FEINSTEIN HUSBAND WIN CONTRACT TO SELL U.S.P.S. BUILDINGSThe US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. All 56 were built, operated, and paid for by tax-paying American citizens. Now enjoy reading the rest: The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, most of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country.The sale of these properties will fetch about $19 billion!A regular real estate commission will be paid to the company that was given the exclusive listing for handling the sales. That company is CRI and it belongs to a man named Richard Blum.Richard Blum is the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein!(Most voters and many of the government people who approved the deal have not made the connection between the two because they have different last names).Senator Feinstein and her husband stand to make a fortune, estimated at between $950 million and $1.1 BILLION from these transactions!His company is the sole real estate agent on the sale!CRI will be making a minimum of 2% and as much as 6% commission on each and every sale. All of the properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers’ dollars.The U.S.P.S. is allowed free and clear, tax exempt use. The only cost to keep them open is the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States Postal Service doesn’t even have to pay county property taxes on these subject properties. QUESTION? Would you put your house in foreclosure just because you couldn’t afford to pay the electric bill?Well, the folks in Washington have given the Post Office the OK to do it! Worse yet, most of the net proceeds of the sales will go back to the U.S.P.S, an organization that is so poorly managed that they have lost $117 billion dollars in the past 10 years!No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over the conflict of interest and on the possibility of corruption on the sale of billions of dollars worth of public assets.How does a U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with organizing and lobbying such a sweet deal ? Has our government become so elitist that they have no fear of oversight?It’s no mere coincidence that these two public service crooks have different last names; a feeble attempt at avoiding transparency in these type of transactions.Pass this info on before it’s pulled from the Internet. You can verify it on TruthorFiction and Snopes: read more

Ageism and Millennials Part I

first_imgby, Virgil Thomas, ChangingAging.orgTweetShareShareEmail0 SharesA couple of weeks ago Laura Beck wrote an excellent piece about reverse Ageism; younger people being targeted for their youth. The prevailing theory these days is that the rising generation is self-centered, self-entitled, and lazy.Laura, however, took a step outside the box:Even well-meaning culture changers seem to get confused about ageism, thinking it is just judgment against older people.  But this take on the issue is only one side of the story.  To fight ageism, we have to be fully invested in the fight.  This means combatting all ageism – ageist behavior aimed at youth and Elders alike.  Here’s the Catch 22. When we advocate for ending ageism against Elders – while simultaneously writing off youth – we actually exacerbate ageism toward Elders.  How can we expect youth to appreciate the contributions of older people, when we turn around and disrespect theirs? It only deepens the gulf between the two.Laura worries that this adversarial relationship between the young and adult generation is part of what leads to ageism towards Elders. Take this video for example, it outlines the beginning of a pushback by a generation that is quickly realizing they are being labeled worthless while at the same time contending with massive problems handed to them, in part, by the same people calling them worthless. How likely do you think they are going to respect Boomers when they are Elders.Has there always been this level of contention between generations? Tell us what you think.Related PostsMission Health Services: Countering the Effects of AgeismOne day recently on a Eden Registry Networking call we began to discuss ageism and its effects on society and our youth.Ageism . . . Not Just for Grown-upsSitting in a local coffee shop, I recently overheard a couple of women talking about ageism and the havoc it wreaks on older people. But then, almost in the same breath, the focus of the conversation shifted to teenagers today.Ageism, Myths and New BeginningsAgeism is defined as prejudice or discrimination against people based on age. In reality, we have not moved far in overcoming ageism since the term was coined in the 60s.TweetShareShareEmail0 SharesTags: Ageism Aginglast_img read more