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10. Birmingham, Alabama
9. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8. Rockford, Illinois
7. Baltimore, Maryland
6. Little Rock, Arkansas
5. Cleveland, Ohio
4. St. Louis, Missouri
3. Memphis, Tennessee
2. Oakland, California
1. Detroit, Michigan

source: Huffington Post

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No suprise here. America’s wealth still belongs to rich white men.

Washington resident and Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ $80 billion net worth makes him the richest person in the country (and the world). The least rich individual on the map is Robert Gillam, founder of McKinley Capital, an Alaska-based institutional investment firm. But don’t feel too bad for him — he’s worth a cool $700 million.

Heirs to the Walmart empire dominate three states: Arkansas (Jim Walton, worth $35.7 billion), Texas (Alice Walton, worth $35.3 billion) and Wyoming (Christy Walton, worth $37.9 billion). Here’s to so-called upward mobility.

Movoto used wealth data from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth to create the map.

Source: huffingtonpost

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The federal government shut down at midnight for the first time in 17 years. The bitter budget battle centered around a group of Republicans who tried to delay the start of President Obama’s health care law.
Source: TheAtlantic

George Carlin (1937-2008) was a famous stand up comedian who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin is noted for his black humor and political jokes.

R.I.P. George Carlin

#genius

Militant: Ayo Kimathi, an acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was suspended with pay after it was discovered that he has been moonlighting as an advocate for a race war

Ayo Kimathi, a Department of Homeland Security employee was placed on PAID leave after being accused of running a website speaking out on black oppression. A government official has confirmed that Kimathi is behind the waronthehorizon.com page. The website warns of a war between the races.  Under his pseudonym: Irritated Genie, Kimathi creates youtube videos discussing his opposition to hip hop/rap music brainwashing, homosexuality, the abuse of black women, black entrepreneurship and unity within the black community.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring within the next 12 months. With this retirement comes a huge cash out of Microsoft stock. SPCapitalIQ says that Ballmer owns 333 million shares of Microsoft stock. If he is to exercise this options he’ll net a cool $840 million.

As of March 2013, Forbes reports his net worth as $15.2 billion.

 

It will cost an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child born last year for 18 years, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Wednesday. That’s up almost 3% from 2011 and doesn’t  include the cost of college.

 At the same time, wages aren’t keeping up. The country’s median annual household income has fallen by more than $4,000 since 2000, after adjusting for inflation, and many of the jobs lost during the recent recession have been replaced with lower-wage positions

source: CNNMoney

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