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'Craigslist Killer' Case Highlights the Plight of America's Jobless


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Kit
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Feeding centres have appeared in suburbs that could never have imagined such a thing, such as Maple Heights where a "food pantry" distributing free provisions to the needy opened three years ago.



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Yvonne White (232)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:25 pm
I noticed the MainStreamMedia just kinda shook it's head & sighed about the Deep Despreration that Joblessness caused, which made such easy targets for the Craigslist Killer!!!!!:(
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:25 pm
It's hardly different from what the republicans are doing to us! What evil lurks in the hearts of men!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:41 pm
Seems to me there are several schemes going to solve the over population problem.

Many of those schemes seem to have the one theme, "Kill em!"
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:57 pm

When the unemployment rate is high, crime rates sore. Society breaks down and the lines of right and wrong are more easily crossed for some.
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:29 pm
After getting by the first part that reads like a chainsaw massacre horror movie, the rest is very despairing. Cleveland is near Detroit and Detroit is going, going, almost gone down the tubes, near bankruptcy.
One indicator of insanity is not USING people, putting people to use, in this case, to produce things, work.
Having something to do, having a purpose, makes a person feel valuable and life is bearable and worthwhile. Without it, look out.
Where's that work program like back in the 30's? When infrastructure is crumbling and you have tons of people needing work and not being able to find it, you see insanity in those in charge---the gov't.

 

pam w. (187)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 4:14 pm
Tell it to the Republicans.....the 99% is outside the gate.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:16 pm
Coincidentally enough, John Boehner and his fellow members of the House of Representatives voted down a temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefit earlier today, so we can expect the list of casualties to increase. And what's frustrating about this is that these so-called "representatives" haven't gotten anything done during the past year, yet they still collect paychecks! It's obvious who they're representing --and it's not the poor or middle-class!
 

Dany Strakova (117)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:08 pm
gosh, the world is getting crazier
 

Charlie L. (47)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:38 pm
The ruling rich and elected officials who serve them are probably happy when poor people like the ones found murdered in this case are killed. They know that the more who get killed or die the less they will have to pay in taxes to support Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, Medicare, veterans benefits and other programs that most rich people consider unneccessary. I can't help but wonder what the police officers who found the bodies said about the victims. Police officers often are inclined to denigrate anyone who is of a lower economic class. I've heard a lot of them say the poor deserve whatever happens to them, that they are all lazy and don't want to work. I don't see how they can make that assertion in this case. Those guys lost their lives because of their willingness to work.
 

VinnieSick N. (363)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 11:12 pm
These Monsters preying on Good, decent men looking for work should get the Death Penalty. We had a guy killed here in Wisconsin too who answered a Craigslist Ad. I'll never go on that Site or Facebook. So sad for those poor men. I agree with Charlie L..
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:22 am
Thank You for this.
 

Virginia Esquer (10)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:43 am
NOJOB,BADECONOMY,YOULOOSEIT
 

Kari Knabe (14)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 8:20 am
Sigh...I hope there is a solution soon & people get the opportunites to work again!
 

Val R. (208)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:01 pm
Kit - I hadn't heard this - that's horrible - Charlie is correct - they want less people in the population world wide - that's the eugenics program - people are things to them that are causing problems - it's not Republicans or Democrats - it's the globalists which Obama is part of and he is Democrat. But so sad since these people were actually looking for work.
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 4:20 pm
Sadly noted and shared on FB, thanks, KIt. It isn't surprising that when the Social Contract is broken Society itself breaks down. And this is just what the Republicans want, isn't it, a break down of Society, so their fascist masters can take over completely. The blame for the murders should be laid at the door of the Congress...but, if they notice it at all, they will lay the blame on the "lack of morals" of the non-elite, won't they, just as they blame our lack of skill and drive to our lack of a job.

This article certainly pulls up images of The Great Depression (and gives evidence of the lie that we are't in one!) and The Grapes of Wrath, with men who were once well paid professionals (or at the least family farmers who owned land, and therefore heritage, and enjoyed self-respect and a sense of a self-determined fate) hungry for a job that paid little but was supposedly on a farm and included housing...just as the desperate Okie "migrants" were lured to California in hopes of jobs picking fruit only to find that so many people were there for the work the pay was pennies...if the jobs were not already taken long before they got there and their journey was but a journey to the grave.

Yes, Kenneth, "Where's that work program like back in the 30's? When infrastructure is crumbling and you have tons of people needing work and not being able to find it," We need to ask the Republicans, don't we? Not that we haven't already, and not that they are listening to the People. Like the RCA dog, they are only tuned to their master's voice.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 4:31 pm
The Republicans have been holding back the economy and job creation for the past three years for the sole purpose of winning the Presidency in 2012. They don't care that there are 16 million kids in this country going hungry and there are milions of people with no place to live. The Republicans are a heartless bunch.
 

Phyllis Baxter (40)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:00 pm
So the Clinton NAFTA treaty had nothing to do with industry moving offshore?

If people in the USA would declare a pox on both political parties you might get somewhere.

Pointing the finger of blame isn't helping- insisting that your representatives of any political stripe do the job they are paid to do.

So sorry for the suffering though- too sad.
 

Danica Mirkovic (107)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 12:26 am
Noted
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 5:02 am
Whats so sad is when people are screaming for work of any kind and congress just looks at you and says, Not our problem. If their isn't work no one will survive. Not even congress will survive.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 5:08 am
Pam W. you always hit the nail on the head. I can't send you a green star cause I have already done so.
 

Marianne C. (155)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 1:40 pm
I'd like to see a few Teapublicans and other right wing tools forced to sell their heritage just to buy food. I know they think it can never happen to them,m, but when it does, I think you spell that J-U-S-T-I-C-E.
 

Phyllis P. (423)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 5:50 pm
What would possess someone to do this is beyond me. Sad when desperation gets you killed, but I guess that has happened before. Thanks for the post.
 

Dandelion G. (401)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 6:44 pm
Phyllis B. I couldn't agree with you more. BOTH.....BOTH Parties have failed the people of this Country. Ross Perot said, if NAFTA came into being you'd hear the sucking sound of jobs leaving this Country, and he was correct on that one. Yes, Phyllis, how soon people forget, we have Bill Clinton a Democrat to thank for that one....backed also by the Republican party members that he convinced to join in.

The Republican Party got us into Wars based on Lies which were not funded and have drained this economy. The Republicans like some spoiled little brats are doing whatever they can to keep things messed up just to get at Obama. I persoanlly am not thrilled with a lot of what Obama has failed to do, but.....I like them even less for going out of their way to mess with my life and everyone else in this Country.

So until the American people start opening their eyes and looking at their own Party flag and see it's own particular warts, so that this tennis court of they did this and they did that.....but my parties hands are clean, then we will never get out of this mess. Stop slicing your own throats and begin to see the failure of the system at hand, that both parties have sold out to Corporate control, personal greed, and both had a part in removing the various regulations that protected us all.
 

Carmen S. (606)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 7:20 pm
noted, thanks Kit
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:37 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting, Kit.

Here is another heartbreaking story of a man in Seattle who desperately wants a job and can't find one. He can't even afford to care for his dog, his only companion:

http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/man-living-truck-with-dog-will-there-be-a-christmas-miracle?CID=examiner_alerts_article



 

KS Goh (0)
Monday December 26, 2011, 1:27 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 7:33 pm
Desperate fear paralyzes the brain.
 

Ruth R. (209)
Tuesday January 3, 2012, 12:35 pm
Thank you for the "Be cautious" be thoughtful and paryerful about everything.
 
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