Posts Tagged ‘rural’

How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Support A Green New Deal

Above photo: RECC.coop. Today, as President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill is debated in Congress, it’s worth recalling that this isn’t the first time the US has faced an infrastructure deficit. “By the 1930s nearly 90 percent of US urban dwellers had electricity, but 90 percent of rural homes were without power. Investor-owned utilities […]

Elon Musk’s Starlink To Offer Alternative High Speed Internet to Rural Australia

Rural and regional Australia may soon have high-speed internet after Elon Musk’s newest venture, Starlink Beta—the early stages of SpaceX’s satellite broadband program—came online in Australia, providing select remote and regional parts of the country with access to its high-speed satellite internet. The service, currently in beta testing mode, is only available in rural areas of […]

Nolte: Rural Trump Voters Already Live in the Safe, Tolerant Utopia Leftists Claim to Want

If I had to boil down the political wisdom I’ve learned over four decades of observing, studying, writing, and debating, it would be this… Life in Rural America (which is where Republican Trump voters live and govern), is clean, safe and racially tolerant. Most places in America where life is dirty, polluted, dangerous, violent, and […]

MSNBC’s Reid: Limbaugh’s Legacy Is ‘Hardening Rural White Listeners and Weaponizing White Male Grievance’

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid on Wednesday’s broadcast of her show “The ReidOut,” gave her take on the legacy of late conservatives talker Rush Limbaugh. Reid said, “Rush Limbaugh died today at the age of 70 from the complications of lung cancer. And I would argue that he is among the three people in recent American history […]

Displacement of  rural communities , diversion of fertile land and forests likely to prove very costly

Several countries including India have embarked on a development strategy which emphasizes very rapid and large-scale extraction of minerals, construction of large dams and super-highways, huge urbanization and industrial projects. This is equated to development and progress by ruling regimes and hence they do not give adequate and proper attention to the huge social and […]

Rural vs Urban Population in India

The Farmers’ Protest Movement has brought into sharp focus that India consists of two countries. One is the mighty sprawling urban India where all of us fortunate live spoilt by consumerism and wanting more and more at the cost of others. The other is the weak scattered rural population who are waiting still since 1947 […]

The Greater Green Revolution—Distortions in Rural Development

            The green revolution has been widely discussed and its different aspects have been highlighted by various observers according to their own understanding of emphasis and priorities. To this writer the essence of the green revolution seems to lie in the following tendencies, all the more significant because these seem to be shared by technological […]

New farm laws will impoverish rural India, eventually lead to collapse of PDS

All sections of society — farmers, agricultural labourers, small shopkeepers — must oppose the new farm laws and hold the central government accountable for trying to jeopardise the country’s food security. Farmers across the country are agitating in a single voice for the rollback of the recently enacted farm laws. The new laws have the […]

Many-Sided Rural Crisis and 12 Groups

An important strength of India is that about two-thirds of its people live in villages. As the world grapples with life-endangering environmental problems, the rural base of a country can be an important source of resilience in protecting life-nurturing conditions and getting close to self-reliance in terms of meeting basic needs. However in the absence […]

Organizing Rural Manufacturing Workers Matters

Above photo: Spencer Davis. It’s no secret that the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has steadily declined over the past few decades, replaced largely by low-wage work in the service sector. But in many rural communities, manufacturing is still the most important part of the local economy. In fact, manufacturing jobs account […]

BLM Protesters Took A Wrong Turn Into MAGA Country, Run Out Of Town By Armed Locals In Rural Nevada

Thousands of patriotic residents of Minden, Nevada, put Democrat-run cities including Portland, Chicago and Seattle to shame, running far-left BLM protesters out of town as soon as they showed up in the neighborhood and threatened to cause a scene. Several dozen out-of-town far-left protesters gathered for a weekend demonstration in the rural Nevada town, but […]

Rural Whites Shielded From Medicaid Work Requirement Rules

In April, President Trump signed an executive order allowing some Medicaid recipients to be exempted from requirements that they find jobs or lose their health insurance. Now, the states taking advantage of the order, called “Reducing Poverty in America,” are facing scrutiny for allegedly creating policies that, as Talking Points Memo (TMP) reports, “would in practice shield many […]

Net Neutrality Is Vital – So Is Rural Broadband

Net Neutrality Is Vital – So Is Rural Broadband Above photo: The sun sets behind a microwave broadband tower, part of GCI’s TERRA network that provides internet to 40,000 people in rural Alaska. (GCI photo) Most issues look different from rural America, but that’s especially true of net neutrality. No one doubts that net neutrality policies to […]

A ‘David and Goliath situation’: How New York City poop became a rural Alabama town’s problem

     The unbearable stench of some 150 rail cars filled with human waste has pushed a small town in rural Alabama into the international spotlight. It turns out the toxic sludge came from New York City, over 1,000 miles away. Since January, freight cars filled with human waste and other “sludge” from New York City […]

Single Payer Could Stop The Rural Hospital Closure Crisis

Single Payer Could Stop The Rural Hospital Closure Crisis Above Photo: In 2015, Novant Health made the decision to close down Franklin Medical Center, in Louisburg. Taylor Sisk. America’s rural hospitals are closing down at an alarming rate. According to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, there were seventy-two rural hospital closures between 2010 and 2016, close to […]

Living in a Rural Area Reduces the Risk of Dying from Cancer by 29%

Living in a rural area has a multitude of benefits – cleaner air, less noise, and more relaxing surroundings, just to name a few. If you’re fighting cancer from a rural area of the country, your location may also boost your odds of survival quite significantly, research shows (though it may be because of the […]

Watching The Hawks – A Rural Threat?!?

Watching The Hawks – A Rural Threat?!? Watching The Hawksyoutube.com Americas media elite has found its new boogeyman the vast swath of the country that doesnt live on a coast! LIKE Watching the Hawks @ http://fb.me/WatchingTheHawksFOLLOW WATCHING THE HAWKS ON INSTAGRAM @ https://instagram.com/watchingthehawks/FOLLOW Tyrel Ventura @ http://twitter.com/TyrelWatchingFOLLOW Tabetha Wallace @ http://twitter.com/TabethaWatchingFOLLOW Sean Stone @ http://twitter.com/WatchingSean […]

Texas Rural Church Shooting Was Scripted by US Government – Dead are Fake, Proof

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Japan Trials Driverless Cars with Rural Elderly

Japan Trials Driverless Cars with Rural Elderly September 12th, 2017 Via: Reuters: As the annual rice harvest begins this month in the Japanese town of Nishikata, the combines that usually putter along the sleepy roads lining its rice fields are giving way to a […]

Rural America is Aging and Shrinking

Technology and diverging values widen the gap between small-town USA and cities. Americans in rural areas and small towns see the world a lot differently from those living in and around cities, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll that the newspaper has been reporting on this week. A lot of the biggest differences in the poll have […]

Trump’s Rural Voters Fighting To Keep Land From Growing Web Of Pipelines

Norm MacQueen would seem to fit the profile of a property owner comfortable with an oil and gas pipeline running through his land. A retired oil refinery employee, MacQueen worked amid risky conditions for more than 20 years, as a pipe fitter and a welder. But early last year, MacQueen learned that an oil company, […]

SCI: Iran urban inflation at 7.1%; rural 8.1%

Financial Tribune- The goods and services Consumer Price Index for urban areas increased 7.1% in the 12-month period ending May 21, which marks the end of the Iranian month of Ordibehesht, compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Statistical Center of Iran announced in its latest report. SCI put the preceding month’s inflation rate at […]

Foreign tourists prefer rural houses to 5-star hotels in Iran’s Kerman

Based on the latest figures by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), the number of foreign tourists travelling to Kerman Province in southeastern Iran has witnessed a five-fold increase over the past four years, with a large number of the visitors to the province finding its local guest houses, the rural people’s places […]

Q&A: How Rural Co-Ops Can Help Lead The Smart Grid Transition

Above Photo: Carrie Norris / Creative Commons Rural electric cooperatives spread across the U.S. in the 1930s to electrify parts of the country where as many as nine out of ten rural homes lacked electricity. Today, many of those co-ops are building on that legacy by deploying an advanced, 21st-century version of the electricity distribution systems […]

Q&A: How Rural Co-Ops Can Help Lead The Smart Grid Transition

Above Photo: Carrie Norris / Creative Commons Rural electric cooperatives spread across the U.S. in the 1930s to electrify parts of the country where as many as nine out of ten rural homes lacked electricity. Today, many of those co-ops are building on that legacy by deploying an advanced, 21st-century version of the electricity distribution systems […]

California’s Lassen Peak is sinking and volcanologists don’t know why

     With no explosion in over a century, it might appear that California’s Lassen Peak hasn’t changed much. However, recent findings show the volcano has been slowly sinking for the past three decades, but volcanologists can’t figure out why. In a recent study, researchers used multiple sets of data from an Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar […]

The 8 Most Dangerous Medicines on Earth… are you taking any of these?

(NaturalNews) “It’s time to take your medicine, honey.” “But Mom, it’s making me feel weird and horrible, and I’m not getting any better.” “Well, it’s what the doctor prescribed, so it’s what we have to do.” Have you ever been told to listen to your gut? There’s a reason for that. Actually, several […]

Detroit mother challenges totalitarian police state by refusing to give her daughter deadly antipsychotic medication

(NaturalNews) Maryanne Godboldo, a mother from Detroit, never imagined that her decision to wean her young daughter off psychotropic drugs would result in a 10-hour long standoff with police, five days in jail and a six year legal battle with the City and Child Protective Services. Godboldo’s horrific and painful ordeal began in […]

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