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September 07 2013

Poll : Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria | The Onion - America's Finest…

Poll: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source
http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-majority-of-americans-approve-of-sending-cong,33752

The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that though just 1 in 4 Americans believe that the United States has a responsibility to intervene in the Syrian conflict, more than 90 percent of the public is convinced that putting all 535 representatives of the United States Congress on the ground in Syria—including Senate pro tempore Patrick Leahy, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and, in fact, all current members of the House and Senate—is the best course of action at this time.

“I believe it is in the best interest of the United States, and the global community as a whole, to move forward with the deployment of all U.S. congressional leaders to Syria immediately,” respondent Carol Abare, 50, said in the nationwide telephone survey, echoing the thoughts of an estimated 9 in 10 Americans who said they “strongly support” any plan of action that involves putting the U.S. House and Senate on the ground in the war-torn Middle Eastern state. “With violence intensifying every day, now is absolutely the right moment—the perfect moment, really—for the United States to send our legislators to the region.”

“In fact, my preference would have been for Congress to be deployed months ago,” she added (...) regardless of whether the Assad regime used chemical weapons or not.

In fact, 91 percent of those surveyed agreed that the active use of sarin gas attacks by the Syrian government would, if anything, only increase poll respondents’ desire to send Congress to Syria.

August 04 2013

Study : Record Number 21 Million Young Adults Living With Parents « CBS DC

Study: Record Number 21 Million Young Adults Living With Parents « CBS DC
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/08/02/poll-record-number-21-million-young-adults-living-with-parents

#Etats-Unis

A new study from Pew Research finds that 36 percent of Millennials – young adults ages 18 to 31 – are living at their parents’ homes, the highest number in four decades. A record 21.6 million young adults were still living at home last year.

“Most of my friends that have graduated end up living back home because even if they have a job they can’t afford to pay rent and pay back their loans at the same time,” Stephanie Levonne, a 20-year-old college student living at home, told CBS News. “I know a lot of people that took out almost half or more of their tuition in loans which is $50,000 so it’s impossible to pay rent and live in New York City while paying off your loan.”

The number rose from 32 percent at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007 and 34 percent in 2009.

Declining employment led more young adults to stay with their parents. Sixty-three percent of Millennials had jobs in 2012, down from 70 percent in 2007.

July 23 2013

Detroit art caught in bankruptcy battle - CBS News

#Detroit art caught in bankruptcy battle - CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57594768/detroit-art-caught-in-bankruptcy-battle
Tout est à vendre

Detroit, which became the largest city to declare bankruptcy in U.S. history Thursday, is home to one of the most prestigious collections of #art in the world. And one of the options on the table to deal with its crippling debt is for all of that to be sold. But it’s not so simple.

To Rod Spencer, the Detroit Institute of Arts is priceless.

“The DIA is the history of Detroit, that’s what it means to me,” he said.

A man looks at an 1837 painting by Burnham Thomas Mickell at the Detroit Institute of Arts. CBS News

Spencer has been coming at least once a month for 25 years. But now, the city is talking about selling everything from works by Van Gogh, to Picasso, to the original Howdy Doody doll.

“Will it go to a private collection? Where would this go?” Spence said.

Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, said all assets must be on the table to appease the city’s creditors.

Experts consulted by the Detroit Free-Press valued all the works at $2.5 billion — around 10 percent of the city’s potential long-term debt of $20 billion.

#faillite

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