#LGBT: ‘Fix Society’: Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Posted Plea Before Suicide


When Society starts to understand there is no choice in being #LGBT Maybe lives will be saved

When Society starts to understand there is no choice in being #LGBT Maybe lives will be saved

By @ShaunyGibson Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fix-society-transgender-teen-leelah-alcorn-posted-plea-suicide-n277666 and other sourced images and my views –  #RealLiveTransAdult

lgbt2bwiki2bworld2I have spoken to people, mainly real confused American people who actually think being lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, [LGBT] is choice, like Leelah Alcorn, kids, confused kids and Adults being driven to suicide because of  the ‘American Religious Way’ In the 1st World, the developed world in my society it just is not an issue, I live in Scotland, statistics are always England and Wales, Scotland has different laws, rules and ways, it’s a problem, but we help, I have friends who are Gay, Transgender and bisexual, I have known many since School, it’s the way they were made, God made them born to be normal, society calls them ‘Different’, we live and let live. Westboro Baptist Church said “Scotland deserved tragedy because we allow fags” I am acutely aware ‘Fags’ is a bad word in America, here in the UK this word means ‘Cigarette’ not gay. So sorry I had to use this word. To all the angry, unhappy, gossiping, nasty religious people, kind of like Westboro Baptist in a way, how do you feel knowing your beliefs kill people? STOP IT, GIVE IT A REST, DO YOUR OWN CHURCH THING AND LET PEOPLE LIVE, below I leave scripture as a reminder of how RIDICULOUS this all is, Religion kills our World, it kills people, it is Dangerous, I am sorry. These are my thoughts only, not AceNews, Shaun’s views.

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Transgender teen’s suicide note a plea for change
Via WLWT on You Tube

John 8:7New 

 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

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1. Genesis 19:5: “And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”

2. Leviticus 18:22: ” Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

3. Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

4. Deuteronomy 23:17: ” There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.”

5. Judges 19:22: “Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.”

6. 1 Kings 14:24: “And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.”

7. 1 Kings 15:12: “And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

8. 1 Kings 22:46: “And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.”

9. 2 Kings 23:7: “And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

10. Romans 1:26-27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

11. 1 Corinthian 6:9: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”

12. 1 Timothy 1:9:10: “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

The suicide of a transgender teen from Ohio — who wrote an anguished note pleading, “Fix society” before walking into the path of a truck — has struck a chord across the country. Others who have transitioned from one gender to another took to Twitter to post their stories under the hashtag #RealLiveTransAdult. An advocacy group called for a national effort to ban “conversion therapy.” And an online petition calling for the teen’s family to use her chosen name on her tombstone has gathered 35,000 signatures.

What got me through hard times? Love yourself. One day you will transition, but you are beautiful no matter what. #RealLiveTransAdult

— Not Dragon Age Sera (@IC_Celestrata) December 31, 2014

As a depressed teen I’d never have guessed that by 30 I’d have a PhD & owe much of my success to my trans experience. #RealLiveTransAdult

— Lal Zimman (@lzimman) December 31, 2014

HOW EVIL IS GOD MADE TO LOOK THROUGH RELIGION – BE GOOD OR YOU WILL BURN IN HELL FOR EVER AND EVER…BUT HE LOVES YOU!!

The death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn, who was called Joshua by her family, also highlighted the high suicide rate in the transgender community. Advocates say 40 percent of trans youth report attempting to take their life at some point, although data is limited.

“Suicide attempts are higher for trans youth because they face high rates of discrimination, rejection, fear and hatred than other youth,” said David W. Bond, a clinical social worker who is vice president of programs for the suicide-prevention group The Trevor Project. “These youth are trying to understand and build their identities in a world that tells them they are wrong for who they are.”

Suicide letter "Change Society"

Suicide letter “Change Society”

In a posting on her Tumblr account, verified by NBC News, Alcorn said her parents did not accept her identification as a female and she felt shunned by the world at large. “Either I live the rest of my life as a lonely man who wishes he were a woman or I live my life as a lonelier woman who hates herself. There’s no winning. There’s no way out. I’m sad enough already, I don’t need my life to get any worse,” Alcorn wrote. “People say ‘it gets better’ but that isn’t true in my case. It gets worse. Each day I get worse.”

Early Sunday, Alcorn left home in Kings Mills and walked in front of a tractor trailer on Interstate 71. The Warren County coroner is waiting for toxicology results before issuing a cause of death, but lead investigator Doyle Burke told NBC News, “It’s going to be ruled a suicide.”

Alcorn’s parents did not return phone calls Wednesday. A minister at the church where her wake and funeral service will be held said in an email that he could not comment. “Our focus right now is to help a family broken by tragedy to grieve and heal,” Tim Tripp of Northeast Church of Christ said. In the suicide note, Alcorn said she had felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body since she was four but did not learn what transgender was until she was 14. She came out to her parents, who took her to Christian therapists and denied permission for transitioning treatment, she wrote.

A friend who worked with Alcorn at the Kings Island amusement park last summer said she didn’t agree with the parents’ reaction — or the vitriol heaped on them after the note went viral. “They did what they thought was right and it’s very difficult to actually put ourselves in the situation. They lost a child,” said Azalea Laverde, 16. “We need to stop harassing them and focus on bringing awareness and promoting equality to transgenders.”

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People came out and supported #RealLiveTransAdult

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Laverde said she called Alcorn Josh until about a month ago, when she came out as transgender. “I told her, ‘I’m proud of you for telling me, and I support you 100 percent,'” she said. “She never told me how depressed she was.” Alcorn said in her note that she wanted her belongings sold and the money donated to transgender rights and support groups, and she begged for change in the way her community is treated.

“My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year,” she wrote. “I want someone to look at that number and say ‘that’s f—ed up’ and fix it. Fix society. Please.” Bond said he was concerned that the attention Alcorn’s death received could have negative repercussions.

“Many people think it’s going to spread awareness,” he said. “But an enormous challenge is that contagion is very real in suicide. We don’t want to send the message that being trans means being suicidal or that if you take your own life the world will respond to you in this way.”

HELP LINES FOR ANYONE, WORLDWIDE NEEDING HELP #LGBT

He encouraged trans youth considering suicide to call the Trevor Lifeline: USA866-488-7386.

LGBT National Helpcenter USA – http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/

LGBT Helpline Scotland – http://www.lgbt-helpline-scotland.org.uk/

LGBT Cymru (Wales) Helpline & Counselling Service – http://www.lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk/

LGBT Switchboard Northern Ireland– http://www.cara-friend.org.uk/projects/lgbt-switchboard-ni

LGBT Safe Network (England) – http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/training_and_awareness/Pages/supporting-lgbt-young-people.aspx

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USA: “No Refusal” Blood Draw Checkpoint Planned for Ohio


What is happening in the USA?

What is happening in the USA?

I did an article a few months back asking if the USA is close to Nazi Germany 1932/1935 when this is happening in the USA was slowly happening in Germany. I have asked if the USA is a Police State, I have asked why the constitution is being ripped up and re-written while the American people watch TV and think their life is good. Sadly America, your country is Fascist to say the least, this is VERY SAD. I think the questions I have been asking are being answered, surprisingly by certain US Media outlets. I know dozens of Americans who want to leave the USA but can’t afford to, they are FORCED to have Health Care Insurance and if they don’t take it they pay a fine every month, many pay the fine as it’s cheaper, 600 people a day die in the USA due to having no Healthcare. And this is the “World’s Leader”? This is the World’s beacon for freedom, a country that war’s all over our planet in the name of ‘Democracy’ and a democracy they can’t and don’t afford to their own populous at home in the USA. Anyone within the USA who can’t see the slow but steady change in the USA to a Police State to Fascism. Many asked me “Do you really think the USA is like Nazi Germany” Well if you research like I do the parallels are the same.

http://shaunynews.com/2014/05/08/police-state-usa-as-father-arrested-for-questioning-a-book-his-daughter-got-at-school/

http://shaunynews.com/2014/04/04/america-becoming-like-nazi-germany-read-the-truth/

http://shaunynews.com/2014/10/18/more-evidence-of-police-state-usa/

http://shaunynews.com/2014/10/15/usa-i-warned-you-about-fema-camps-and-coffins-bought-in-millions/

http://shaunynews.com/2014/08/27/usa-coroner-says-man-fatally-shot-himself-in-the-chest-while-handcuffed-behind-his-back/

http://shaunynews.com/2014/07/05/america-you-aint-independent-why-celebrate-a-big-brother-state/

http://shaunynews.com/2014/05/10/a-question-to-the-people-of-the-usa/

http://shaunynews.com/2014/06/12/american-gun-control-land-of-the-inprisoned-home-of-the-scared/

A “no refusal” checkpoint where drivers will be forced to stop and potentially submit to having their blood taken on the side of the road by law enforcement authorities is planned for Clark County, Ohio tomorrow. “Every car will be checked to ensure that drivers are not impaired. If there is sufficient probable cause to believe that a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired, law enforcement will seek a blood search warrant from a “neutral and detached magistrate,” reports ABC 22. The time and location of the checkpoint will not be released until hours before it is set to begin.

Once a search warrant is obtained, a nurse will draw blood to check for alcohol or drugs. It is not specified whether the blood draws will take place on the side of the road or at a nearby jail. Although the practice of taking blood from motorists suspected of being under the influence has been the law in numerous states for years, many remain unaware of how those who refuse to consent to the procedure are treated. Last year we highlighted shocking video footage out of Georgia which showed police officers forcibly strapping down citizens accused of drunk driving before putting them in a headlock and having a nurse draw blood. As the clip shows, even compliant individuals who are showing zero resistance have their heads forcibly pushed down as the blood is taken.

“We all are American citizens and you guys have me strapped to a table like I’m in Guantanamo f***ing Bay,” complains one individual. Another man screams “what country is this?” as officers hold him down and take his blood without consent. “Holding down and forcing somebody to submit to this is really intrusive in terms of that level of invasive procedure into someone’s body is ridiculous for investigating a misdemeanor,” Attorney David Boyle told Fox 5 Atlanta, describing the forced blood draws as an “unreasonable search” under the 4th Amendment. In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that it is not unconstitutional for the state to hold down Americans and forcefully withdraw blood. A January 2013 ruling affirmed that a warrant must be obtained for the process, although police could dispense with the warrant requirement in an “emergency”. As we reported last December, citizens are also being intimidated into participating in so-called “voluntary” drug survey checkpoints, during which private firms working on behalf of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy take DNA samples from motorists by swabbing their cheek. Evidence clearly indicates that sobriety checkpoints have little to do with saving lives or catching drunk drivers and everything to do with revenue generation. In states like California, the number of vehicles impounded as a result of license violations is seven times higher than the number of drunk driving arrests during checkpoint operations.

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http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/10/23/refusal-blood-draw-checkpoint-planned-ohio/

http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_vid_22895.shtml

http://aotearoaawiderperspective.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/no-refusal-blood-draw-checkpoint-planned-for-ohio-it-starts-with-dui-check-points-and-finger-prints/

http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_vid_22895.shtml

More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio


Oct. 15, 2014: The Frontier Airlines plane that Amber Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, taxies away from the terminal at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland

Oct. 15, 2014: The Frontier Airlines plane that Amber Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, taxies away from the terminal at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

Officials said Saturday that none of those being monitored are sick.

State officials previously said 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. Officials say the sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who also visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses.

Vinson’s stepfather is quarantined in his home in the Akron suburb of Tallmadge. That is where Vinson stayed during her visit.

The stepfather is the only person in the state under such a restriction.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/18/ebola-ohio-symptoms_n_6008228.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2798438/More-100-monitored-Ebola-symptoms-Ohio.html

http://ksn.com/2014/10/18/more-than-100-monitored-for-ebola-symptoms-in-ohio/

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As The US Dollar Crumbles – The World Is Set For War


Russian Bear, Chinese Dragon, American Eagle

Russian Bear, Chinese Dragon, American Eagle

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

RESEARCH YOURSELF! The guy in the video said what I did a while back 

I got told about the link directly below by Army Personnel and partners left at home real upset, they are there! 

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/breaking-american-and-uk-military-sent-to-kuwait-and-middle-east/

I am no expert AT ALL here! I did this article here about the World dropping the PetroDollar (What currency the World use to trade Oil) and the effects that may happen. From what I hear/read/see I believe the US Dollar is about to crash. I also believe this new War is part of America’s plan to make money because War = Oil. 

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/obama-has-created-a-scenario-for-the-destruction-of-the-united-states/

The concrete piers of two new bridges are rising out of the Ohio River between Louisville, Kentucky, and southern Indiana, as crews blast limestone and move earth to build the roads and tunnels that will soon connect the twin spans to nearby interstate highways. For more than two decades, the project languished. Business and political leaders on both sides of the river couldn’t agree on how to relieve snarled traffic, improve safety and spur development that was bypassing the region for Indianapolis and Nashville. The Ohio River Bridges project is an American anomaly that has the potential to become a model while lack of money and political will are allowing many of the nation’s roads and bridges to crumble. Along the shores of the Ohio, Democrat-led Kentucky and Republican-run Indiana have forged a partnership to rebuild U.S. infrastructure at a time of partisan gridlock and untapped trillions in private dollars. “It’s an enduring irony that the U.S., allegedly the home of innovation, is absolutely block-headed and backwards in this one respect,” former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, now the president ofPurdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, said in an interview. “America needs the upgrade and modernization of our infrastructure, and I don’t think you’ll get there if you keep excluding, or at least discouraging, private capital.”

America, the WORLD! If you have a spare 15 minutes, learn about how you WILL lose all your savings, the US dollar is dying

WW3 – World War 3 Is Coming – US Dollar Collapse!‬

Via You Tube –  America Economic Collapse Coming

World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

Only 11 Countries not in/at or in War

Only 11 Countries not in/at or in War

Construction crews work to erect a new highway bridge to carry I-65 traffic across the Ohio River to southern Indiana.

Construction crews work to erect a new highway bridge to carry I-65 traffic across the Ohio River to southern Indiana.

Trillions Sidelined

President Barack Obama’s administration, which had resisted private financing of public works, is starting a new center to serve as a one-stop shop for bringing capital into government projects. During a Sept. 9 infrastructure conference with investors, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said while direct federal spending is indispensable in such cases, tight budgets demand creative ways for unlocking private money. His cabinet colleague, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, put it more bluntly when he announced the Build America Investment Initiative in July. “There will always be a substantial role for public investment,” Foxx said. “But the reality is we have trillions of dollars internationally on the sidelines that are not being put to work.” Fixing those roads and bridges also boosts employment. Every $1 billion in new infrastructure investment creates about 18,000 jobs, according to a 2009 report by economists at the University of Massachusetts’ Political Economy Research Institute.

Safety Dividend

An Indiana economic-impact study estimated that the Ohio River Bridges project alone will generate an average of 15,500 jobs annually through 2042. Planners promise a safety dividend as well: The river’s juncture is a national crossroads of truck traffic that has seen higher accident and injury rates than U.S. averages, according to a crash study. For Indiana’s share of the $2.3 billion project, the state is using WVB East End Partners to finance, design, build and maintain for 35 years a new bridge and highway approaches. The group consists of Walsh Investors LLC of Chicago; Vinci Concessions SAS, based in Rueil-Malmaison, France; and Bilfinger Project Investments North America, a division of the German builder Bilfinger SE. While Kentucky lacks the legal authority for such a deal and is using more traditional public financing for its portion, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear is pushing for legislation to allow Kentucky to use public-private partnerships for transportation work. The old model of relying on federal funding is no longer viable, he said. “The practical facts are that if we are going to have any large infrastructure projects in the foreseeable future, it’s going to have to involve the private sector,” Beshear said. “That’s where the money is, and that’s where people are willing to put money up in order to get these projects built.”

Pension Capital

Institutional investors such as Montreal-based Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec have capital and want to invest in U.S. infrastructure because it meets their long-term objectives, said Macky Tall, Caisse’s vice president of private equity and infrastructure. The Caisse is Canada’s second-biggest pension-fund manager, with C$214.7 billion ($190.7 billion) in net assets as of June 30. There hasn’t been more investment because the U.S. is behind other countries in tapping private capital, Tall said, and there’s been a lack of expertise, legal authority or receptivity to it in some parts of the country. “We as the investors keep it very simple: We only go and invest where that capital is desired and considered helpful,” he said. “We really only make these investments where there is appetite for that capital.”

Gas Tax

Tall said U.S. states are becoming more comfortable with private investment, in part because there are more examples of successful projects and fewer alternatives to pay for mounting infrastructure needs. The U.S. has used mostly fuel taxes and public financing for such projects. And the federal gasoline tax hasn’t been raised since President Bill Clinton was in office. A divided Congress only managed a short-term measure in July to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from becoming insolvent. California passed the first legislation allowing public-private partnerships for transportation projects in 1989. Today, 33 states and Puerto Rico have such authority, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. After years of debating the Ohio River bridges, Daniels and Beshear got on the phone late in 2011 and agreed to split the work, paying for each share separately.

‘Spaghetti Junction’

Kentucky’s portion includes a new six-lane downtown bridge for northbound Interstate 65 from Louisville and a reconfigured “Spaghetti Junction” where I-65 and two other interstates meet. Indiana is building a new bridge eight miles (13 kilometers) upstream connecting Louisville’s east end with southern Indiana while also expanding highways and building twin tunnels under historically protected property to connect to the new span. Indiana’s history of tapping private industry for transportation work includes the $3.8 billion, 75-year lease of the Indiana Toll Road that Daniels sought in 2006 to pay for roads and bridges. The toll road’s private operator sought bankruptcy protection last month when traffic didn’t match projections. The state’s piece of the Ohio River Bridges uses a different public-private financing model that could require taxpayers to cover any shortfall in tolls. The Indiana Finance Authority issued $677 million in tax-exempt, private-activity bonds in March 2013 on behalf of WVB East End Partners. The authority is also making $392 million in “milestone” payments during construction and annual “availability” payments for 35 years — assuming the operator maintains the bridge — using toll revenue on the new spans that the states are splitting.

Toll Road

The toll-road bankruptcy may prompt some government planners to question using availability payments and require private operators to assume more risk, said Robert Poole, director of transportation studies at the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, which advocates free markets. It still makes sense for governments to take on some risk in return for private investment, as long as they account for the liability, Poole said. The agency has done just that, said Stephanie McFarland, spokeswoman for the Indiana Finance Authority. While the toll-road deal involved “aggressive traffic projections” and financing, she said, the Ohio River Bridges project is based on conservative traffic estimates and low-interest debt.

Ingenuity Award

Indiana’s approach won “project of the year” recognition last year from groups including the Washington-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association, which called it “a prime example of the ingenuity” of public-private partnerships. The tools had been used before, though rarely on a project of such scale involving two state governments, the association said. Kentucky is using more traditional financing that includes bonds backed by toll revenue, a low-interest federal loan and Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles bonds, or Garvees. The failure to craft more innovative approaches has left an unmet U.S. infrastructure need that the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates will reach $3.6 trillion by the end of the decade. The list of stalled projects includes a replacement for the Interstate 5 bridge connecting Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, and a new Brent Spence Bridge between northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.

PLEASE Spot the joke here

PLEASE Spot the joke here

Hungry Investors

Officials in those bordering states have been unable to agree on the scope or funding as Kentucky and Indiana have with the Ohio River Bridges. Beshear said he’d like private financing as an option for the Brent Spence Bridge, just as public-private partnerships have been used for the Denver FasTracks rail project and the replacement of the Goethals Bridge between New York City and New Jersey. Institutional investors say they would like to invest more in public infrastructure — if only there were more suitable projects willing to take their money. If there were, it would mean an additional $2.5 trillion in investment globally through 2030, according to a 2013 study by the McKinsey Global Institute. The U.S. has the potential to be the largest public-private partnership market in the world because of the size of its infrastructure and urban populations, Moody’s Investors Service said in a Sept. 8 report. The swift financial closing of the Ohio River Bridges project — fewer than nine months — suggests the U.S. is ready for more public-private partnerships, said Xavier Huillard, Vinci’s chief executive officer.

Taking Off

“American lawyers are now good at dealing with such contracts, credit-rating agencies that rate bond issues, they’re all ready to deal with the concept of PPPs,” Huillard said in an Aug. 1 earnings call. “And that’s probably the sign that PPPs should start to take off in the United States.” One remaining barrier to private investment is that projects generally require a dedicated funding stream such as tolls, which some Americans oppose on top of paying taxes, said Robert Palter, director of McKinsey’s infrastructure practice in Toronto. While residents in Louisville and southern Indiana aren’t happy about tolls for the new Ohio River bridges, the work has been needed for decades, said Rebecca Bethard, who bought a house with her husband that overlooks the bridge work in Indiana. It will cut her 40-minute commute to Louisville in half, and the value of their home should only increase, she said. “Tolls are a fair trade-off for getting it done,” Bethard, an attorney, said in an interview. “The benefits outweigh the costs.”

Convoys Diverted

The unreliability of conducting business in the region was significant, said Kerry Stemler, chairman of the Louisville area’s chamber of commerce, who helped lead a bi-state bridges authority. U.S. military convoys have even diverted around Louisville because of the congestion, he said. “Not to move forward with this project basically was saying to this city and this part of the country that we’re not going to be participating in the future growth of the country, and that’s not acceptable,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in an interview. Companies in the region support the project, including United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), which operates what it calls the world’s largest fully automated package-handling facility at Louisville International Airport, and Ford Motor Co. (F), which employs about 8,800 at its Louisville Assembly Plant and nearby Kentucky Truck Plant.

Job Generator

The bridge project may generate an average of 15,556 jobs a year from 2012 to 2042 in the region, with $29.5 billion in personal income and $86.7 billion in economic output, according to a March update of a study prepared by the Economic Development Research Group Inc. in Boston. The promise of better interstate access and flow of commerce is already attracting companies including Amazon.com Inc. to the 6,000-acre River Ridge Commerce Center, the former Indiana Army Ammunition Plant near where the east end bridge is being built, said Jerry Acy, the center’s executive director. The juxtaposition of work being done by the two states using different financing models also will provide a unique opportunity for comparison over time, said Daniels, the former Indiana governor. He called it “about as close to a political trial as you’re ever likely to have.” Investors are watching, said Raymond Levitt, director of the Global Projects Center at Stanford University. “If this Ohio River project finishes up really well, that’s going to be, I think, a beacon for foreign investors to say, ‘This can be done in the U.S.,’” Levitt said.

Main one to keep an eye on I am told: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=107213001

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/25/153425459/how-crumbling-u-s-dollars-bailed-out-zimbabwe

http://rt.com/op-edge/keiser-international-confidence-crumbling-snowden-182/

https://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2014/8/5/the-walls-are-crumbling-down-around-911-why.html

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