Tuesday, September 4, 2012

European Youth Unemployment in Critical Levels

For much of Europe unemployment is at an all time high, and that is causing more problems than simple unhappiness with the government. Significantly big is the rate for those under twenty-five.

In Spain and France fifty-three percent of those under twenty-five are currently unemployed. Portugal, Slovakia, and Italy are living with rates around thirty-five percent. Ireland is showing twenty-nine, a little above the EU's rate of twenty-six. France and Britain are below with twenty-three and twenty-two respectively.

Throughout the developed world, it is those from the below twenty-five, as well as those from twenty-five to thirty-five that are feeling the brunt of the global economic depression. In many European countries crime rates are rising, especially among youths. Governments are trying different approaches to solve the crisis, but nothing has worked so far.

The youth are growing more visibly angry over the situation. Not only is work hard to find, but they, just like their American counterparts, have been forced to end up back home. Some have taken to calling themselves "youth without a future". Most see leaving for another country as the only way out. But as this is a global event, there are few places for them to go.

More Americans Living With Their Parents

In ever increasing numbers, more and more people in the US are being forced to move back home. They're having to do so in order to make ends meet, the high cost of housing, or often because there just isn't work. Sometimes they were never able to make it out.

Nearly a quarter of Americans age twenty to thirty-four have been faced with such a situation. For those twenty-five to thirty-four it's closer to a third. Such numbers have never been seen before, in the United States. And things are even worse in Europe.

This has led to a decline in the birth rate, as many are delayed from serious relationships, afraid to admit they live at home. Those who are in committed relationships are more likely to put off having children, as they see no way to afford a third person in their homes.

Over the last few decades, the US has gone from a place where a single income was enough for a whole family, to somewhere that sees two incomes aren't often enough. Growing national debt leaves little hope in sight for recovery, or getting back out on their own.

100 Days of Heat Arrests up Forty Percent

The Colorado State Patrol is feeling pretty good about the success of their 100 Days of Heat campaign.

It's goal is to end drunk driving, with officers emphasizing looking out for it and stopping those who are.

With a 3.2% increase in drivers on the road, arrests were up nearly forty percent, and accidents involving impaired drivers were down almost thirteen percent.

Police know that they can't stop everyone from driving and drinking, but they're hope is to catch any who do, before they hurt someone.

Electrical Plants Closed in West Virginia

On Saturday, FirstEnergy Corp closed three coal powered electrical plants, in West Virginia.

The plants in Albright, Rivesville, and Willow Island were shut down due to new environmental regulations put forth by the EPA.

A hundred and twenty people worked at the three plants.

FirstEnergy also announced that they will be closing six other plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Apple Confirms iPhone 5

Apple confirmed that the iPhone 5 is coming out shortly.

The latest version will be unveiled on September 12, at an invite only event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in San Fransisco, at 10am PDT.

Whilst no official date has been given, it is expected to be released either late September or the beginning of October.

Rumors regarding new features include a bigger screen of, at least four inches, and a 4G LTE antenna.

Migrants Evicted From Spanish Island

In a joint operation between Spain and Morocco, migrants were removed from a Spanish island off the Moroccan coast.

Over the last few days, nearly one hundred people had swam from Morocco to the island.

Spain had provided food, water, and blankets but could not allow them a permanent place.

A few of the people were taken to Melilla, Spain for medical reasons, but the majority were taken back to Morocco and then deported.

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo blamed the arrival of the people on human traffickers.

Security at Melilla and Ceuta, both of which are on the African coast but part of Spain, has been increased to keep more illegals from wandering in.

Tide Rolls Into Number One Spot

Alabama's NCAA football is now ranked number one in the country.

In doing so they knocked USC out of the top spot.

Both teams won over the weekend, but voters clearly felt Alabama's victory over Michigan to be of greater importance than USC's over Hawaii.

It was the eighty-sixth time in the history of the AP poll that the number one team dropped, despite winning.

Apple IDs Stolen and Leaked

A group of hackers has release one million Apple identification numbers for iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch's.

To make matters more interesting, they claim to have taken the numbers from an FBI list.

The list supposedly also included "user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc." according to a post made by the hackers.

They claim that there a total of 12,367,232 entrees on the list, and state they are prepared to release them all.

At this point they've only released the ID numbers, and no other information.

For the most part the hackers seem to be out to embarrass the FBI and other government agencies, as well as proving to people that the government is tracking them, but their posting also included some shout outs and demands.

Users of the devices should change their information as soon as possible.

Michael Strahan Officially Joins Live

Well it's all now official, after having been leaked two weeks ago.

The new cohost of Live will be Michael Strahan.

For two hundred episodes, fifty-nine different guest hosts tried out for the spot, but only Strahan really clicked with Kelly Ripa.

The former NFL player is very popular with the public, and has been doing Fox NFL shows, as well as guest appearing on various TV shows.

It's been nine months since the show removed Regis Philbin from the show.

The show is not entitled Live with Kelly and Michael.

Blue to Gold: ARMY Spc. Kyle R. Rookey

ARMY Spc. Kyle R. Rookey, 23, of Oswego, NY, died Sept. 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  Rookey was assisgned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He was from Oswego, N.Y.
He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Read more: http://sgt-jim.blogspot.com/2012/09/rip-spc-kyle-r-rookey.html