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Fiji fans turn on coach John McKee after shock loss to Uruguay

first_imgWednesday Sep 25, 2019 Fiji fans turn on coach John McKee after shock loss to Uruguay Fijian rugby fans have turned on head coach John McKee on social media after his side were upset by Uruguay on Wednesday at the Rugby World Cup.ADVERTISEMENTAfter losing to Australia last Saturday, Fiji were shocked by an impassioned Uruguay side, who took a 24-12 halftime lead and managed to hold on for a 30-27 win.Boasting some world class players, Fiji were tipped by many to cause some upsets at this year’s RWC with the Wallabies and Wales also in their pool. However, their chances of progressing to the quarter-finals now look very slim.A lot of the blame has fallen on McKee after the result, as he opted to make twelve changes to the starting XV that looked very dangerous against Australia. His side were leading the Wallabies at halftime at the weekend, although Michael Cheika’s side did pull away at the end, but Fiji simply did not turn up against Uruguay.In light of the result, McKee has been lambasted for making as many changes as he did. Unfortunately, Fiji only had three days off between matches, which is hugely taxing on the players and means changes must be made. However, the volume of changes is what many fans are not happy about, and it perhaps shows that Uruguay were underestimated.However, McKee has also been criticised for the changes that he made during the game, which seemed to lack any urgency despite Fiji being in a perilous position.ADVERTISEMENTWhile it is always a tough ask for any coach to select a team after such a short turnaround, fans are now calling for the New Zealander to be sacked. He has been in the role since 2014 and has built a side that have had some impressive results over the years, including beating France in 2018, but Fiji’s hopes of doing anything special at this RWC are in tatters, and the fingers are being pointed at the coach. Goodbye McKee.. Goodnight Fiji #DVC 😂😂— Solo (@soloraicebe) September 25, 2019ADVERTISEMENTGuess McKee better start packing. There is No way he will still have his job after the World Cup. The Fiji public are brutal after a loss like today… Congratulations Uruguay, you clearly wanted it more 👏— Tara Kanaenabogi (@TaranaiviniK) September 25, 2019John McKee’s gamble of fielding a second-string side doesn’t pay-off as Uruguay claim the first major upset of the #RWC2019. Fiji’s qualification chances hanging by a thread #FIJvURU :— Sheldon Chanel (@sschanel16) September 25, 2019Just because you lost a crucial opening game didn’t mean you had to throw away the second game, that was a second string team McKee and you know it, you underestimated Uruguay when you fielded a second string team and now you have to live with that choice RUBBISH 😒😒😒— 🇫🇯wah😒🇮🇱 (@gavidi_wame) September 25, 2019Sack John McKee— Mavish (@ram_mavish) September 25, 2019Woowww a deserved win 👏👏👏👏 #Uruguayrugby#flyingfijians have just became laughing stock 🙃🙃🙃🙃Special thanks to our coach #johnmckee for selecting reserves thinking that #fiji are playing a trial match Kickers r 😖😖😖😖Truly heart broken 💔💔💔💔#FIJvURU #RWC2019 https://t.co/4y73bVnCQ4— ritasha.fj 🇫🇯 (@ritasha_fiji) September 25, 2019Is this a bad dream? WTF @fijirugby @fijivillage @fijitimes Please retire now Josh Matavesi @theflyingfijian coz you were just trash and wtf was funny about missing kicks..John McKee you need to go…— Avin (@Am2Gud4) September 25, 2019Fiji now have eight days to prepare for their contest against Georgia, and then have six days before they play Wales in the final game of the pool.They will need to win both of those games if they are to stand any chance of making it out of their pool, but they will still be dependent on other results going their way in what may prove to be a disappointing RWC campaign. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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The Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows

first_imgCopyHouses, Renovation•Melbourne, Australia ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/50818/the-trojan-house-jackson-clements-burrows-architects Clipboard “COPY” The Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows Photographs The Trojan House / Jackson Clements BurrowsSave this projectSaveThe Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJackson Clements BurrowsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationDabasMelbourneWoodRefurbishmentHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on February 26, 2010Cite: “The Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows” 26 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Emma CrossText description provided by the architects. This alterations and additions project addresses a briefing requirement of providing space for a young growing family with 3 children under the age of 10. The initial idea was to challenge the conventional ‘box on the back’ type addition with a sculptural form born of site restraints; such as the ResCode setbacks along the south boundary; the ideal internal programmatic arrangement, the desire to maintain as much back yard as possible and inspired by the rooftop topography of hips and valleys of the existing Edwardian house. Three kids bedrooms and a bathroom were placed cantilevering above the garden, above a large living space below. This programme was then wrapped in a seamless timber skin, covering roof, windows and walls.Save this picture!© Emma CrossRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)This idea of skin is carried through to the detailing of operable timber shutters that are scattered across the façade where openings are required. The notion of the Trojan house is reflected in the idea of an enveloping skin, a built form which contains the unexpected; where windows are disguised with shutters, and where the internal program is unknown. Internally this program is extrapolated to fit the container with kids bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and living spaces downstairs. Again an unexpected gesture, when children are not isolated in bedrooms but made to feel part of the greater internal space. A communication void that doubles as a thermal chimney allows for conversation between upstairs and the living spaces below. Visual connections can be made between the levels via the circular windows scattered along the corridor, bathroom and one of the upstairs bedrooms.Save this picture!© Emma CrossThe rain screen solution optimises a passive thermal response by shading the house in summer and partially insulating the house in winter by enabling a warmer air gap between inside and outside.At first floor level a breezeway corridor and thermal chimney void enable cross ventilation to all bedrooms as well as drawing warm air up and out of the living spaces below during summer.Save this picture!© Emma CrossOn site water collection has been considered for pool restoration and garden use with 11,000L of water storage available. A grey water system has also been provided to irrigate the garden as part of the sustainability solution. The construction technique for the addition involves a cost efficient waterproof fibre cement cladding system with timber battens and rainscreen over. The large cantilever is achieved through the construction of two large steel trusses which are embedded in the walls.Save this picture!© Emma CrossThe existing house incorporates a reworked master bedroom/ensuite configuration and other minor cosmetic/maintenance works. In summary this project is about a house that engages with childhood in a playful way, that reconciles the programmatic requirements of a growing family with an unexpected sculptural response: a Trojan house.Save this picture!© Emma CrossProject gallerySee allShow lessAthletic Center / Olgga ArchitectsArticlesDifferent Repetitions: Buildings & Projects / Medić & PuljizArticles Sharecenter_img Australia 2009 Year:  Save this picture!© Emma Cross+ 41 Share Houses Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/50818/the-trojan-house-jackson-clements-burrows-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Blackbaud releases results of first UK not-for-profit industry survey

first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blackbaud has released the results of its first UK State of the Not-for-profit Industry Survey. The company has run a similar survey in the US for the past four years, and it provides an overview of information that can help not-for-profits benchmark their operations more effectively.The survey covers general operations; fundraising; technology and internet usage; and accountability and stewardship. Over 200 organisations responded and the report is broken down into two sections: the first covering the whole report and all respondents and the second looking at the size of not-for-profits and how issues may affect them differently.Overall increases in all aspects of income, expenditure, staffing and demands on the organisations were expected. Major donor giving was cited as one of the largest growth areas with seven per cent expecting increases of more than 30 per cent. A fifth of respondents now have a member of staff dedicated to managing high value gifts. Generally income is still rising with individual donations, Gift Aid and special events responsible for the biggest increases.More than half of organisations expect increases in staffing and a whopping 80 per cent expect greater demands on services and at the same time 13 per cent expect their income to decline.http://www.blackbaud.co.uk/resources/soni/soni.aspx AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 February 2008 | Newscenter_img Blackbaud releases results of first UK not-for-profit industry survey About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Lessons of the Arizona educators’ strike

first_imgSpecial education teachers march for public schools in Phoenix, April 26.Arizona education workers ended a six-day strike on May 3. The work stoppage involved more than 75,000 education workers throughout the state.The arch reactionary governor and Republican-led legislature were forced to pass a budget that will tentatively give some teachers a 10 percent raise next fall, though that could be lower if the budged total is distributed to all school workers. A 5 percent raise is promised in the next two years, but that will only happen if each legislature votes to include it in that year’s budget. Arizona public schools may receive a $200 million increase in funding.Unions in the strike were the Arizona Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Playing perhaps an even more important role was the recently created Facebook group, Arizona Educators United, which started the #RedForEd movement through social mediaThe strike was significant because Arizona has suffered from privatization of public education more than most U.S. states. In 1994, Arizona became one of the first to open for-profit charter schools. Very few charter schools are unionized, while most pay less than public schools and workers have very few to no benefits.The state was also the first to create Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, prepaid bank cards that parents use for tuition at private, religious or charter schools. ESAs steal money from public school districts. West Virginia education workers were successful in defeating ESAs in their strike.While the Arizona school workers’ action officially ended May 3, the results are complex. The #RedForEd walkout was a direct blow to the right-wing state government and forced huge concessions. As with West Virginia, the Arizona strike did unite teachers and other school workers, as well as students and parents.But not all Arizona workers went back to school happy. It is hard to call the action a complete victory.Rank and file see only partial victoryOn May 1 — International Workers’ Day or May Day — union officials of AEA and AFT, along with leaders of AEU, urged the Arizona strikers to go back to classrooms on May 3. Union officials assured members that “a deal is going to be made.”School strikers saw the same thing in West Virginia when union leaders made a similar promise. But, like the West Virginia strikers, Arizona education workers were not ready to go back to work until the governor’s proposal was signed.During current school worker strikes, union heads have encouraged the rank and file to shift their militant energy to focus on the bourgeois election process. The same strategy was used in Wisconsin in 2011 — and then the union busters were voted back in.Unity was strong during the Arizona strike, but not everyone who participated will get a salary increase. While most teachers will receive a 10 percent pay raise next year, many support staff employees, including counselors and librarians, will not.The corporate media are falsely claiming that everyone is going to get a “20 percent pay raise” because of how the money seems to be allotted. While right-wing legislators are upset, they now have to set aside $200 million for public schools. That figure is not comparable to state funding prior to 2008.Many strikers strongly believe that if they had stayed out a little longer, as West Virginia school workers did, they could have gotten more of their demands met.Gov. Doug Ducey and his corporate-controlled legislature did not want to give one penny to fund educators or public schools. Their contempt for school employees and the majority Latinx, Indigenous and Black student population is apparent in legislation they have pushed for the last three decades. Charter schools and vouchers have led to massive segregation of nationally oppressed students. Charter schools also discriminate against LGBTQ students and students with disabilities.Though the strike may be a partial victory, education workers in Arizona and elsewhere are learning about the power they hold as workers. Teachers and support staff may go out again, especially if they do not get what was promised to them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Benefit Legislation Advances to Governor

first_img Previous articleThe Indiana State Fair Reveals 2020 ThemeNext articleEthanol’s Latest Fight Against Big Oil, Sen. Ted Cruz Indiana Farm Bureau By Indiana Farm Bureau – Mar 11, 2020 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Benefit Legislation Advances to Governor SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau’s health benefit legislation passed the Indiana General Assembly, and now heads to the governor for his consideration.Senate Enrolled Act 184 allows Indiana Farm Bureau to offer more affordable, high quality health benefit plans to its members.“I believe Senate Enrolled Act 184 is one of the most important legislative accomplishments in Indiana Farm Bureau’s 100 years,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “This innovative solution to making health coverage more affordable will help a significant number of farmers, ag professionals and others in rural communities. We appreciate the Indiana General Assembly’s support and recognition of a solution that will have a positive impact for many Hoosiers in rural Indiana.”Since most Farm Bureau members are sole proprietors and don’t qualify for marketplace subsidies, many go without health coverage altogether. The proposed health plans will be available to members of Farm Bureau and will vary in cost and coverage options – allowing members to choose the best option for their family.Kron added that this effort couldn’t have been accomplished without INFB’s grassroots support.“This session, members from across the state helped legislators understand the importance of the bill and the problem it was addressing,” said Kron. “INFB’s grassroots was noticed by many at the Statehouse and made a huge difference.”If signed by the governor, SEA 184 will become law and go into effect July 1, 2020. The next step is for INFB to create the products to help its members. “We have established an ambitious goal of the 4th quarter of 2020 for benefits being available,” Kron concluded. Facebook Twitter Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Benefit Legislation Advances to Governor SHARElast_img read more

Two journalists get one-year jail terms under obsolete law

first_imgNews September 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists get one-year jail terms under obsolete law Organisation May 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is stunned by the one-year jail sentences imposed on two journalists in separate cases brought by the public prosecutor for the alleged dissemination of false information. Both journalists have been held in Kalita prison on the outskirts of Addis Ababa since 24 August. One the prosecutions concerned an article published in 2004 and both were based in part on an obsolete law.“These prison sentences, and the prosecution of old cases, are all the more surprising as the Ethiopian authorities had been displaying signs of greater tolerance towards the media since 2005,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for the immediate release of the two journalists.“Coming after the adoption of an anti-terrorism law that could lead to press freedom violations, these sentences show that it is still very dangerous to work as a journalist in Ethiopia,” the press freedom organisation added. “It is incomprehensible that the courts are enforcing a law that is no longer in effect.”Federal high court judge Zewdinesh Asres passed a one-year sentence on Asrat Wedajo, the former editor of the weekly Seife Nebelbal, over a 2004 article about human rights violations against individuals in the Oromia regional state. Wedajo, who was not represented by a lawyer at the trial, was convicted under the criminal code and a 1992 press law that was rendered obsolete by the media and access to information law that took effect last December.Seife Nebelbal, which expressed strong political views and often reported alleged cases of mistreatment of Oromos, was closed during a crackdown on the press in 2005 by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s government.In the other case, Ibrahim Mohamed Ali, the editor of the weekly Salafiyya, was given a one-year sentence under the same provisions for publishing a column last year criticising the education ministry’s plan to ban Muslim students from wearing the veil in state schools. Ali spent 10 days in prison after the article’s publication together with Maria Kadim, the editor of the Muslim daily Al-Quds, and Ezedin Mohamed, its publisher. Reporters Without Borders wrote to communication minister Bereket Simon on 15 July voicing concern about the newly-adopted anti-terrorism law and the press freedom violations that are liable to result from some of its articles.During a visit to Ethiopia in October 2008, Reporters Without Borders met Simon, who was then an adviser to the prime minister. He said at the time that the government wanted to open up to the media and defuse tension with journalists. Reporters Without Borders understands that the ethiopian government made encouraging strides to open up access of information to journalists following the pledge. However, the press freedom organisation fears that such indictments of journalists based on obsolete law could derail progress in the relations between the government and the media.Reporters Without Borders remains hopeful that the ethiopian government will work vigorously to create an environment that enables journalists to work without intimidation and fear. EthiopiaAfrica EthiopiaAfrica News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation Newscenter_img News Receive email alerts May 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Help by sharing this information RSF_en February 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Population decline in city worrying’- Lehane

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleScott returns to science fictionNext article€900,000 to deal with Deel pollution clean-up admin NewsLocal News‘Population decline in city worrying’- LehaneBy admin – May 30, 2012 668 Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Print LIMERICK is the “worst performing area in the country-and the serious decline in the city population is worrying”. So said city manager, Kieran Lehane, during a debate following the presentation of a draft report for the revitalisation of the city, with special emphasis on the centre. “Where did everyone go,” he pondered. “The schools are suffering because the population has so seriously declined, although it is rising in the county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick city must have a a population of 100,000 people to restore its competitive advantage“We need jobs in the city centre – there has been huge growth in the suburbs.“€300,000 is a lot of money to pay the consultants for this report but we are looking for new ideas and proposals that can be worked on  – we’ve had economic developments materialising on the edge of the city for 40 years”.After hearing the presentation made by GVA Economic Consultants, Cllr Joe Leddin, commented:“I have learnt nothing new – linking the colleges with employment, a waterfront strategy – I’ve heard all this before and my concern is that €300,000 would be spent on this report, when we already have a plethora of similar reports on the issue – I had thought it might contain more radical approaches to specific sites – there is no wow factor here and it is not worth paying €300,000 for, even though we would get two thirds from the government and Limerick County Council. “My feeling is that based on the information we already have, we possess the professional expertise required in City Hall to bring forward something more dynamic without having to spend €300,000,“I do agree, however with the need to develop new branding and a marketing strategy for the city”In agreement with the sentiments expressed  regarding the “disappointing lack of any new, radical recommendations in the presentation”, Mayor Jim Long, said he has “no issue backing it, as it was rejected by the county council on the basis that it would promote the city as the main driver for Limerick..“The authors of the draft report have identified that the city has to be the economic driver  – that the urban area should lead and from that point of view it’s worthwhile., “I wouldn’t like to see the city councillors knock this report – the county council rejected it for just one reason – that the city would be the driver . However, what we were presented with in the presentation in City Hall is not the final blueprint”.last_img read more

Candlelight vigil to memorialize two deputies shot dead when inmate overpowered them

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday night in Kansas to memorialize the two sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed when an inmate overpowered them outside a courthouse.Kansas City Mayor David Alvey said the vigil, which will take place in front of City Hall at 8 p.m. local time, will be the start of a long and trying healing process for the community of Wyandotte County, which just two years ago mourned two police officers who also was fatally shot.Alvey said the community is feeling “deep sadness,” “fear,” “anger” and “shock that this happened again.”“Yesterday was a terribly tragic day for two of our young, bright, committed sheriff’s deputies — Theresa ‘T.K.’ King and Patrick Roher,” the mayor told reporters at a press conference Saturday, before holding a moment of silence to honor the slain deputies.“As they say, heroes are never forgotten,” he added.King, 44, and Rohrer, 35, were shot Friday morning about 11:30 a.m. local time as they were about to transport two inmates from the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City. Both inmates were handcuffed and shackled at the time, according to Maj. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office.Bailiff said the deputies were following protocol when the deadly altercation occurred.Few details have been provided so far, but authorities said one of the inmates — who hasn’t been identified — overcame the deputies in a gated area outside the courthouse.Bailiff said it’s very possible the deputies were shot with their own guns. There is surveillance video of the scene.The deputies called for backup, but it was too late. Both were rushed to University of Kansas Medical Center, where Rohrer died and King was in critical condition before succumbing to her injuries some 12 hours later.The suspect was also shot and taken to a hospital. The individual was in stable condition Saturday, according to Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler.The other inmate was unharmed.King, who served the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years, leaves behind three children. Rohrer, who had been with the department for seven years, had two children of his own.“These were two bright and intelligent, wonderful personalities,” Bailiff said of her fallen colleagues. “They came to work every day with a smile, willing to help out, willing to do anything. It’s a tremendous, great loss to our agency.”Charges have not yet been formally filed with the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office.Two years ago, two police officers were fatally shot within three months of each other in Kansas City, the county seat of Wyandotte County.The year before, Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wood was shot at a convenience store but survived.“It seems like Wyandotte County has really been hit hard recently,” Bailiff told reporters. “It’s also a time for us to bond together as a community, and I think we begin that by being at the candlelight vigil.”“Let’s just love one another,” she added. “Go home and hug your family members because you never know what tomorrow will bring.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fireworks store goes up in flames on eve of Fourth of July

first_imgBolivar Herald-Free Press/Jill Way(PLEASANT HOPE, Missouri) —  A fireworks retailer in Missouri went up in flames on the eve of Fourth of July.Firefighters responded to a major fire at AM Pyrotechnics in Pleasant Hope, Missouri, on Tuesday night, according to Springfield, Missouri, ABC affiliate KSPR. According to the affiliate, several explosions rocked the building, and were large enough to rattle neighbors’ windows.One person suffered “moderate” injuries, according to KSPR. Pleasant Hope is about 20 miles north of Springfield.The building was entirely destroyed by the explosions and fire.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reported to the scene, according to the Kansas City ATF branch. Considered an explosive, ATF regulates fireworks in the country. KSPR reported AM Pyrotechnics was a distributor of fireworks to companies putting on large displays as opposed to selling fireworks to individuals.Fireworks are legal for sale in Missouri, with wholesalers being able to sell year-round, while those who apply for seasonal permits can sell fireworks from June 20 to July 10, according to state law.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Infrastructure plan

first_imgDear editor:So: Trump’s much ballyhooed 1.4 trillion infrastructure plan seeks to shift most of the financial burden onto the states, money which NJ doesn’t have. According to NJ Senator Menendez in a speech last week, the cost will be borne by NJ commuters and taxpayers, and he intends to fight it.There is a simple remedy, however, and it is to obey the Constitution, which states in Article 1, Section 8, “The Congress shall have power to coin money and regulate the value thereof.” To coin money means to print money. Congress could print all the money needed to hire workers to fix all our roads and bridges and tunnels and waterways. The money we use now is printed out of thin air by private bankers, money which is then lent to the U.S. government, at interest. Nice work if you can get it, as the song says. Much of our national debt is interest owed on this borrowed money. The money created by Congress, obeying the Constitution, would be debt-free.Congress disobeyed the Constitution and gave its power to create money to the bankers in the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, (not “federal”, it’s private, and no “reserves”, only a printing press), but it can vote to abolish that Act tomorrow if it chooses. Since Congress has not chosen to do so (condemning our children’s children to inherit this debt of which they will never be free), there must be something in it for them. T. Weedlast_img read more