AMERICA TRIES HER BEST TO HIDE THE TRUTH OF HER LOSSES.SHE TRIES TO PREVENT EVERYONE FROM KNOWING THAT IT IS SHE(THE BABYLON OF THE BIBLE) THAT IS TRYING TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SUPREME GOD,ALLAH IN THE PERSON OF MASTER FARD MUHAMMAD(TO WHOM ALL HOLY PRAISES ARE FOREVER DUE).
SHE CAN NO LONGER MASK THE DEPTHS OF HER LOSSES.SHE IS BEING BROUGHT TO DISGRACE FOR THE CONTEMPT SHE HAS ARROGANTLY DISPLAYED FOR WELL OVER FOUR CENTURIES FOR HER EX-SLAVE.SHE IS BEING BROUGHT TO HER KNEES BEFORE THE ENTIRE WORLD THAT ALL MAY KNOW THAT THOUGH SHE PROCLAIMED HERSELF THE ONLY WORLD SUPER-POWER,THERE IS NO POWER IN THE HEAVENS ABOVE OR THE EARTH BENEATH OTHER THAN IN THE SUPREME POWER OF GOD IN PERSON.
THIS HAS BROUGHT CONFLICT.THIS HAS BROUGHT REBELLION.THIS HAS BROUGHT FEAR.THIS HAS BROUGHT OUT THE HIDDEN TO LIGHT.
NOW TODAY WE CAN CLEARLY SEE MASTER FARD MUHAMMAD’S HAND AT WORK IN BRINGING ABOUT ,”THE FALL OF AMERICA.”;
“SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 States Shut Down to Save Cash
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By LESLIE EATON, RYAN KNUTSON and PHILIP SHISHKIN
California drivers can’t line up to renew their licenses Friday. Wisconsin natives can’t order copies of their birth certificates. Georgia consumers will have to postpone registering complaints with state watchdogs. And stranded motorists in Maryland may have to wait a little longer for highway-department help.
Across the country, cash-strapped state governments are shutting down business for a day at a time to save money. State offices are shuttered Friday in California, Maine, Maryland and Michigan. Rhode Island had planned to join them until a judge on Thursday blocked its closure plan.
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Heavy Lifting: California Gov. Schwarzenegger tests a dumbbell Thursday at a Tujunga home burned by wildfires. Essential services like firefighting have been spared as the state shuts offices a day at a time to save money.
Some state agencies are closed in Georgia and Wisconsin, and most Colorado state offices will be shuttered on Tuesday. Other states, such as Arizona, have been trying to keep their operations open while furloughing thousands of workers.
So far the effect of furloughs appears to have been muted, with most people able to take care of state business in advance of closures or by filing forms online.
But at the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy, which helps low-income families avoid sending children to foster care, furloughs have already slowed assistance efforts, said managing attorney Tracy Green. The center’s work often involves crisis intervention, but some cases have sat unresolved for days because workers in the Department of Human Services were on furlough. “It has been real problematic,” Ms. Green said.
A Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Francisco, meanwhile, was packed Thursday with more than 150 people. Last summer, without furloughs, wait times rarely exceeded an hour, but with three furlough days a month, people are waiting more than two hours each day, said Maria De Guia, a motor-vehicle field representative. To make matters worse, inability to keep the office staffed meant roughly a third of the office’s 26 services windows are closed at any given time.
Outside, Jerry Oliver was finally putting a registration sticker on his 1977 green Chevy Impala after waiting about three hours. “Today was a nightmare,” he said. “I understand they’re trying to save some money, but it’s inconvenient for everybody.”
Jordan Wells said he visited the DMV office two weeks in a row to renew his driver’s license, only to find it closed both times because of furloughs. He understands why the furloughs are necessary, he said, “so I tolerate it.”
The furloughs, which basically act as salary cuts for state workers, are the latest response to plunges in tax revenue because of the recession. State legislatures have struggled to cover shortfalls that have ballooned to $168 billion, or 24% of their general-fund budgets, for the current fiscal year, which for most began July 1, according to a report released Thursday by the left-leaning Center on Budget Policy Priorities.
Consumers have reined in spending, eroding sales-tax receipts, while job losses have cut income-tax collections. States have already responded by raising fees and tapping rainy-day funds, and are now forced to deal with wage costs, which make up about 13% of their budgets, according to the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, N.Y.
For political and practical reasons, states have been reluctant to lay off workers, policy analysts said. Instead, furloughs have become the hot trend in budget management, in part because the savings are “easy math” to state officials, said Scott Pattison, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers.
But furloughs do little to address fiscal problems such as ballooning pension costs, and some policy watchdogs fret they are a short-term solution to what is likely to be a long-term problem.
“Many states expanded health-care funding over the last decade and are now having real trouble paying for it,” said Robert B. Ward, deputy director of the Rockefeller Institute. Educational programs and economic development also ballooned, he said.
Furloughs may provide a political benefit to politicians who must placate powerful unions while dealing with taxpayers who fume that government employees haven’t shared the pain of a recession that has cost more than six million private-sector jobs.
Government jobs have traditionally been an island of stability during recessions, and states kept adding workers well after the recession began at the end of 2007. But since August 2008, states have shed about 33,000 jobs, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts say more layoffs are inevitable. Furloughs have already affected hundreds of thousands of workers — more than 200,000 in California alone.
More than 20 states have considered forcing employees to take unpaid furlough days, according to anecdotal reports as well as data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, which says it is too early to calculate exactly how much these moves save the states. About five million Americans work for state governments, according to federal statistics, from colleges and prisons to public hospitals, parks and all kinds of administrative offices.
In some states, labor unions have turned to the courts to try to stop shutdowns. The situation has been particularly contentious in Rhode Island, where a union lawsuit alleges the governor violated collective-bargaining agreements by ordering 13,000 workers to take 12 unpaid furlough days over the next nine months to help close a $68 million budget gap.
Gov. Donald Carcieri has countered that a shutdown is within his authority. On Thursday, a state supreme court judge blocked any closure until the whole court can consider the case, expected to happen Sept. 11.
On the other side of the country, SEIU Local 1000, which represents 95,000 workers in California, has filed five suits challenging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to close down the government three Fridays a month, which the union says amounts to a nearly 15% pay cut.
But in many states, unions have accepted the furloughs as preferable to layoffs. “There really wasn’t a point to sue, because if you looked at the budget there was no money,” said Sheri Van Horzen, president of the Arizona State Employees Union. Arizona has furloughed 15,101 workers and laid off 1,537, according to the Department of Administration.
One sign of the trend’s novelty: Few states had any procedures for running them. Wisconsin “had some back in the ’80s, but there was very little information about that,” said Jennifer Donnelly, director of the Office of State Employee Relations in Madison. The state hopes to help save $225 million over the next two years by shutting down for eight set days and requiring employees to schedule eight more furlough days.
States choosing shutdowns rather than rolling furloughs say that they think residents will be better able to deal with the occasional closed office, announced in advance, than with long lines and overloaded clerks every day. They also generally exempt certain critical workers; in Maine, state troopers, corrections workers and staff at two state hospitals aren’t part of the furlough program.
Some budget-watchers hope furloughs and financial constraints result in more efficiencies. In California, for example, where furloughs began last January, the DMV says that during the first six months of 2009 more than 473,000 people chose to renew their drivers’ licenses online, an increase of 32%.”
“The Fall of America
The Worst is Yet To Come
1 According to radio and television, and according to individual conversation — and according to conversation heard between government officials concerning their problem of trying to find a way to peace for their people — and a way to find stoppage of the fall of their money market and unemployment — and a stoppage to the revolutions between the dissatisfied and the dissatisfied — and to find a way to be able to eat — and to keep the hungry eating from his own labor — pacification is offered but it does not satisfy.
2 With nations rejecting peace offers and nations laughing and making mock of you for ever seeking peace and friendship — as it is written, ‘Peace is desired more than fine gold!’
3 Now to see all of these things coming to pass — things that we did not know that we would see. We did not know that we would see such a Goliath — such a giant — falling.
4 Goliath! who has defied the nations of the earth t come out and fight with them, as Goliath did before Israel. Now, nations make mock of the great giant of the earth, America.
5 The sword within and the sword without! Trouble seems to have no end. And with tens of millions of free Black slaves crying for freedom, justice and equality from the white slave-master — and the white slave-master wanting to deceive the Black slave and make promises that the white slave-master does not intend to fulfill to his free Black slave —
6 And with the free Black slave thinking that he will eat some crumbs of freedom, justice and equality from his white slave-master — the free Black slave will be gravely deceived!
7 The white slave-master cannot free himself from his enemies, not to think of the white slave-master freeing himself from the consequences of the dissatisfied world.
8 So, with “The Worst Yet To Come,” I say to you my Black brothers and my Black sisters fly to Allah; and come follow me! There are some intelligent white people who know and who will bear witness with me that the worst is yet to come!
9 Look at Texas! There is a warden at a certain prison-house who sends the believers (Muslims) to the Temple so that they may listen to the truth which is their salvation today; to accept the truth.
10 I think that this is a very wise warden. It is like Ahab’s general (Bible). The general knew that Ahab was wrong and that Elijah was right.
11 Ahab’s general took four hundred of Elijah’s followers and hid and fed them with the bread of Ahab in order to save them from hunger while they were in captivity to Ahab.
12 I say to you leaders, remember the above-said of this writing, that “The Worse Is Yet To Come!” As the Bible teaches us that “a time would come that had never come before,” and that those who understood — ‘their hearts would be failing them with fear and their eyes would go away in their holes” for looking at the things that they saw coming on their people — the trouble! the destruction! and the plagues!
13 Look at the earthquakes that are taking place. Those earthquakes are on their way here. We are feeling the earth shaking under our feet across the country!
14 As the Holy Qur’an prophesies to us, “you will hear it coming from distant places with vehement raging and roaring!”
15 America is best all around now with troubles and destructions which have happened. America thought that she was immune to the troubles and destructions which are going on in other nations.
16 Now the same trouble and destruction that you read of as happening in other countries and to other nations — these same troubles and destruction, with their evil and gruesome sound, are knocking on the door of America! “Click here for reuse options!