Nationwide, 18.2% of Americans so far in 2012 say there have been times when they could not afford the food they needed, on par with the 18.6% who had trouble affording food in 2011. (GallupWellbeing, by Alyssa Brown)

Another sign that the economy is not recovering quickly enough: A significant number of Americans are still having trouble affording food.

According to Gallup, nearly one in five Americans say they didn’t have enough money to pay for food at times this year. The poll results, based on the responses of nearly 180,000 American adults, were gathered through various surveys conducted from January through June.




US Homeland Security officials get the go ahead to amass a vast cache of ammunition

(, by M.E. Synon)

According to a report on ‘Back in March, Homeland Security purchased 450 million round of .40-calibre hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage, prompting questions as to why the DHS needed such a large amount of powerful bullets merely for training purposes.’This phenomenal cache of ammunition must be intended for use against Americans, because I understand that hollow point bullets have been illegal in international warfare since 1899.The department ain’t shipping this stuff to Syrian rebels.‘The DHS is also planning to purchase a further 750 million rounds of different types of ammo in a separate solicitation…incluindg 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls.’
Read the RFP here (pdf).




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