Bay Area Income Inequality Among Highest in America

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Brookings Institution research confirms that the San Francisco Bay Area has the highest income inequality levels in the United States.

Brookings develops income inequality multiples for America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas by dividing the income earnings of the top 5 percent of households by the income earnings of the lowest 20 percent of households.

In 2014, the San Francisco metropolitan area was the only Northern California region to be in the nation’s top 10 for income inequality. With the top 5 percent of households making an average of $353,483, and the lowest 20 percent of households making $31,761, the income inequality ratio was 11.1, the third-highest income inequality in America.

Two years later, in 2016, San Francisco’s income inequality was still the third highest, at a ratio of 11. But the San Jose metropolitan area had jumped from the 17th highest rate of income inequality in 2014 to the 6th highest rate in 2016. With the top 5 percent of households making an average income of $428,363 and the lowest 20 percent of households making an average income of 40,807, the income inequality ratio was 10.5.

The San Jose metropolitan area’s top 5 percent of household incomes were second only to Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a household income average of $485,657. But San Jose’s lowest 20 percent was the highest average metropolitan household income for the nation’s lowest 20 percent of household incomes.

The Bay Area’s combined two metropolitan areas encompass the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Santa Clara. With a combined income inequality ratio of about 10.8, there are no two adjoining metropolitan areas that come anywhere close to the inequality of the Bay Area. The gap between the highest earning group and the lowest group of earners expanded by a stunning $54,000.

In 2015, PolitiFact found that of the Brooking’s study’s 10 most unequal cities, 9 had Democratic mayors, including “Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. Only one, Miami, has a Republican mayor.”

Source: www.breitbart.com

Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett party in Las Vegas

After finishing with a two-day summit in Chicago last week, former First Lady Michelle Obama boarded a jet and flew off to Sin City Las Vegas.

Michelle headed to the city of lights alongside the former advisor of her husband and current Lyft director, Valerie Jarret.

There, the two will be preparing to celebrate Jarret’s upcoming birthday, as she will be turning 61 next Wednesday. In order to kick-off the festivities, the former advisor started out with a jam-packed weekend where she was surrounded by friends and family, and kicked this Friday off with a dinner in a private room at TAO Asian Bistro in The Venetian.

Details reveal that the group had a luxurious dinner, which was later followed by visiting the TAO Nightclub until 2 am in the morning, and what makes matters even more interesting is the fact that this is just day one of her birthday celebration.

Just one day later, on the second night in Vegas, the group went to an Elton John performance at the Collosseum at Ceaser’s Palace, before Michelle once again parted ways as she was tight on her schedule and was due to be in San Francisco on Tuesday, to deliver an address at Dreamforce.

Now that Michelle and the rest of the Obamas are out of the White House, they have a hard time adjusting to the life without power and control, as well as life without attention, something that they very much craved back in the day of the Obama administration.

 Source:www.usanewsflash.com

Assange Is Back – Drops A Truth Bomb For Las Vegas Massacre Media Silent!

Almost all “terror” plots are created by the FBI as part of its business model.

What is the business of the FBI? Extracting tax. What does it need to do that? A stable threat. Prob? Real terrorists are sporadic & make FBI look weak. Solution? Make them.

This was tweeted from Julian Assange almost 10 days ago and I wonder how every mainstream media failed to report this story?

There was a time when we all used Assange’s articles to destroy the left narrative but it seems something is still fishy onto our country!

Some small media outlets decided to go for a fake headline and say:

Well, I am not sure if that is true or not but given the fact that he decided to tweet this just a few days after the Las Vegas massacre it means that he really has some info that we don’t know!

I was wondering if a writing this story could get me in trouble but I am a fan of liberty and I wanted to get this story out there!

This theory that was tweeted by Assange got some wind in the air after the New York Times published an article where they claim that roughly 67% of prosecutions involving suspected ISIS supporters include evidence from undercover operations, according to The New York Times.

In many cases, agents will seek out people who have somehow demonstrated radical views, and then coax them into plotting an act of terrorism — often providing weapons and money. Before the suspects can carry out their plans, though, they’re arrested.

But critics say that the FBI’s tactics serve to entrap only individuals who would never have committed any violence without the government’s instigation.

“They’re manufacturing terrorism cases,” Michael German, a former undercover agent with the FBI who now researches national-security law at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, told The Times. “These people are five steps away from being a danger to the United States.”
‘They target people who are genuinely psychotic’

Increasingly, experts are worried that undercover operations of this kind infringe on the rights of Americans.

Stephen Downs, an attorney and founding member of Project Salam , which gives legal support to Muslims, told Business Insider that ” the government has developed a technique of engaging targets in conversations of a somewhat provocative nature, and then trying to pick up on things the target says, which might suggest illegal activity — and then trying to push them into pursuing those particular activities.”

Downs also said that the FBI often targets particularly vulnerable people, such as those with mental disabilities.

“Very often, they [the FBI] target people who are genuinely psychotic, who are taking medication,” he said.

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Almost all “terror” plots are created by the FBI as part of its business model.

What is the business of the FBI? Extracting tax. What does it need to do that? A stable threat. Prob? Real terrorists are sporadic & make FBI look weak. Solution? Make them.

This was tweeted from Julian Assange almost 10 days ago and I wonder how every mainstream media failed to report this story?

There was a time when we all used Assange’s articles to destroy the left narrative but it seems something is still fishy onto our country!

Some small media outlets decided to go for a fake headline and say:

Well, I am not sure if that is true or not but given the fact that he decided to tweet this just a few days after the Las Vegas massacre it means that he really has some info that we don’t know!

I was wondering if a writing this story could get me in trouble but I am a fan of liberty and I wanted to get this story out there!

This theory that was tweeted by Assange got some wind in the air after the New York Times published an article where they claim that roughly 67% of prosecutions involving suspected ISIS supporters include evidence from undercover operations, according to The New York Times.

In many cases, agents will seek out people who have somehow demonstrated radical views, and then coax them into plotting an act of terrorism — often providing weapons and money. Before the suspects can carry out their plans, though, they’re arrested.

But critics say that the FBI’s tactics serve to entrap only individuals who would never have committed any violence without the government’s instigation.

“They’re manufacturing terrorism cases,” Michael German, a former undercover agent with the FBI who now researches national-security law at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, told The Times. “These people are five steps away from being a danger to the United States.”
‘They target people who are genuinely psychotic’

Increasingly, experts are worried that undercover operations of this kind infringe on the rights of Americans.

Stephen Downs, an attorney and founding member of Project Salam , which gives legal support to Muslims, told Business Insider that ” the government has developed a technique of engaging targets in conversations of a somewhat provocative nature, and then trying to pick up on things the target says, which might suggest illegal activity — and then trying to push them into pursuing those particular activities.”

Downs also said that the FBI often targets particularly vulnerable people, such as those with mental disabilities.

“Very often, they [the FBI] target people who are genuinely psychotic, who are taking medication,” he said.

So you now have the story it’s up to you if you decide to share it or no!

Source:drivingpossibility.com

Las Vegas Eyewitness Makes Brilliant Statement, ‘In a World Where Everyone’s Kneeling…’

In a nation where professional athletes are kneeling during our national anthem, the deadliest mass shooting in America sheds some perspective reality to light when it comes respecting our nation’s flag.

According to Fox News, Russel Bleck was one of the thousands of people attending the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. He shared his harrowing account of how he managed to escape the “pure chaos and carnage” that was going on all around him.

Bleck suggested the staggering death toll could have been even higher had it not been for the brave efforts of Las Vegas first responders and military veterans at the show. “In a world where everyone’s kneeling, I saw hundreds of people standing up and running towards the danger,” he stated.

He spoke of how people used their bodies as shields for others, coached those around them on how to avoid being a target, guided others to cover and safety, broke down barricades to use as improvised gurneys and even used their fingers to temporarily plug bullet wounds until medical care could arrive on scene.

Bleck recounted how the gunman was seemingly using an automatic weapon to spray the crowd and how the design of the concert venue ultimately created a bottleneck that trapped many concert-goers inside the free-fire zone as if they were fish in a barrel.

If you fire a round into that crowd, you’re going to hit somebody,” Bleck said. “There was no escape … It was horrible.”

In a separate interview with NBC’s “Today Show,” Bleck reiterated, “You saw a lot of ex-military just jump into gear. I saw guys plugging bullet holes with their fingers.”

“While everyone else was crouching, police officers (were) standing up at targets, just trying to direct people, tell them where to go,” he continued. “The amount of bravery I saw there, words can’t describe what it was like.

Of the shooter, Bleck said, “He was just spraying the crowd. He was relentless. There was no stopping. You had five, maybe eight seconds to move from cover to cover to try to move and get out of there as he reloaded.”

Bleck didn’t realize until later that the gunfire had been coming down from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas that was across the street from the site of the concert, instead thinking at the time that the murderer was on the ground working his way through the crowded venue.

“There was just no telling. And then it would echo throughout the area, so nobody knew where to go,” he said. “And then all of a sudden people would run away from a safe area, but you didn’t know if it was safe. It was just absolute chaos and carnage.”

Yet, despite all the chaos and carnage, there they were –  brave men and women pushing aside their own concerns for the safety and life of others. These brave men and women stood in defiance of the withering hail of bullets to serve their fellow human beings in a time of crisis in Las Vegas.

They were veterans. They were first responders. They were Americans who cared about other Americans.

Do NFL players who kneel for our nation’s flag during our national anthem really want to know why AMERICANS stand? We STAND for those who protect our freedom and defend our great nation – our soldiers and veterans. We STAND for those who risk their lives and rush in to help others during times of tragedies – our first responders. We STAND for our great national anthem to honor all those who serve to protect our citizens who truly make our nation the greatest on earth.

Source: Conservative Tribune

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Las Vegas Sheriff Just Confirmed It! This Changes EVERYTHING!

Folks have been speculating since the Las Vegas massacre. Too many things just didn’t add up.

And now, Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo has confirmed one of our biggest suspicions.

The mainstream media immediately jumped on the narrative that the attack was carried out by a “lone wolf” white man who had exploited lax gun laws.

Well, according to Lombardo, that’s not true.

First, the sheriff said, without elaborating, that he has evidence that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, intended to survive the attack, that he had plans for escape.

That doesn’t fit with what we were initially told that Paddock had apparently committed suicide. Someone’s hiding something.

Second, Lombardo totally rebuked the notion that Paddock was working alone:

If this was a coordinated attack that included escape plans and more than one active participant, then there’s a LOT we still don’t know.

But, leave it to the “fake news” mainstream media to prematurely settle on a narrative that fits their agenda and run with it, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

 Source:conservativepost.com

BREAKING: NEIGHBOR OF LAS VEGAS SHOOTER CLAIMS PADDOCK WAS SET UP

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According to the mainstream media, Stephen Paddock open fire on a crowd of roughly 20,000 people in what was the deadliest mass shooting in all of U.S. history. According to his neighbor, however, the whole thing was a set up.

“I was his neighbor for about 7 or 8 months in Mesquite, and I can tell you 100% that this is not that kind of guy,” said Rick, the shooter’s alleged neighbor. “I was there working and saw him probably every other day on my way home. He used to sit with his garage open…and he would wave all the time when I was going by.”

Rick also claims that he used to go gamble and drink with Mr. Paddock as well, on a regular basis. The call took place on the Michael Savage Radio Show, and is supposedly the only one of its kind. Rick claims that he hasn’t called any other stations with this information, and Savage had a call screener confirm this.

“I was in the Marine Corps,” Rick says. “We used to go to that same bar after work and have a few drinks and play video poker as well. He’d sit there too and we used to talk about nonsense stuff…we talked about guns and all that kind of stuff, he never even told me he owned a gun!”

Savage asks if Paddock expressed any political opinions during their discussions. “No sir, not a thing,” Rick responds. “I’m not a big conspiracy theory guy, but it don’t sit right.”

Info Wars reports:

A caller to the Michael Savage radio show who says he was neighbors with Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock asserts that Paddock could not have carried out the massacre and that it was actually a “set-up”.

The man, a former Marine who called himself Rick, says he was Paddock’s neighbor between December 2015 and June 2016 in Mesquite, Nevada.

“I can tell you 100% this is not that kind of guy,” said Rick, adding that he would see Paddock every other day and that the two would go to a local bar and play slot machines.

“He never even told me that he owned a gun,” continued the shooter’s neighbor, adding that Paddock did not express any religious or political opinions during their conversations.

“I’m not a big conspiracy theory guy, but it don’t sit right,” said Rick, before making the extraordinary claim that the whole shooting was a “set up” and that Paddock’s body may have been left in the hotel room while other assailants carried out the shooting.

The caller mentioned how some people in the crowd were warned 45 minutes before the shooting that they were going to die, suggesting that this was evidence of a wider plot and not a “lone wolf” attack.

Many firearms experts, including the caller, have questioned the video evidence of this shooting. They’ve noted that flashes appear to come from completely different windows, far away from the 32nd floor, where the shooter was supposedly firing from.

Rick said he’d already contacted the Sheriff’s Office to relay all of this information, and although he seems perplexed at Paddock’s sudden act of violence, he adds that this is usually how friends and family members respond to such horrific events.

If Paddock was planning such a sophisticated operation and hoping to evade detection, he would not be blabbing details about it to his neighbors.

However, the neighbor’s claims are certain to attract more attention given that no specific motive has yet to be uncovered for the shooting.

As more information comes to light, many are beginning to question the validity of the mainstream narrative. While there’s certainly no smoking guns just yet, this could change in an instant—be sure to visit Silence is Consent for breaking updates on the dot.

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