The US Department of Veterans Affairs has published a ‘field guide’ to help steer veterans to information on what services are (and are not) affected by the shutdown. Included in this guide is an overview of such services, contact information and a link to the VA’s Contingency Plan that lays out the operations under an ‘absence of appropriations.’Read More
While the Blue Ridge Parkway that spans multiple states is reportedly open to traffic during the shutdown (with some unrelated exceptions), the federal government has forced private businesses along the parkway to close during peak tourist season…. Not only have the feds shut down businesses on this parkway, but they have shut down another parkway in the region – the Foothills Parkway. This parkway is an essential thoroughfare in Blount County, Tennessee: “The closure came without warning and left the local school district scrambling to get children back to their homes”….Read More
The US went into Afghanistan to remove the Taliban in order to prevent the country from fostering terrorists, and to restore freedom to the people there. And the situation for women still doesn’t seem to be much better…. If ‘freeing’ the Afghan people was part of our goal, then why are there women committing self-immolation in protest of their lack of civil rights? What was our personnel and tax money used for if we didn’t meet this goal?
Besides guarding poppy fields and harnessing another country under fractional reserve banking – what have we been doing over there the past 12 years?Read More
A man set himself on fire at the National Mall in Washington DC on Friday, in an apparent act of protest…. It is important for Americans to consider what this may mean for the USA. If the national crisis is now at ‘self-immolation level,’ what is to follow?Read More