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The coming EBT riots: What will happen when government entitlements stop?- @NaturalNews

The coming EBT riots: What will happen when government entitlements stop?- @NaturalNews | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The coming EBT riots: What will happen when government entitlements stop?
EBT cards are modern-day food stamps, except they're electronic. In essence, they are government-issued debit cards that allow recipients to spend taxpayer money for their own groceries. But EBT cards aren't merely good on food staples like beans and rice, they can be spent on processed junk food that promotes diabetes and obesity. That's the "dirty little secret" of the EBT scheme: It encourages low-income Americans to become high-profit customers of the pharmaceutical industry by eating their way to obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

That's why the food industry loves EBT cards, too: Most EBT users are low-education consumers who understand virtually nothing about nutrition. They tend to buy the most nutritionally-depleted processed foods available, and that equates to high-profit foods for the processed food industry. (The highest-profit foods are the ones with the least nutrition, it turns out.)

EBT stands for "Electronic Benefit Transfer," and it means transferring money from the pockets of working taxpayers into the hands of those who, for one reason or another, are either not working at all or are living below the poverty requirements set by the government. This transference is done at gunpoint, essentially, through the enforcement of federal tax collection. EBT benefits have more than doubled during the Obama administration's last four years, creating tens of millions of new dependents who now vote based almost entirely on who gives them the most handouts.

The purchase of vitamins is specifically prohibited by the EBT program. This is done as a way to keep EBT recipients sick and diseased while suffering from nutritional deficiencies, which is precisely what the federal government wants.


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Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison

Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Held by the terror group, women and girls as young as 14 who are not sold as wives are subjected to rape and torture. One woman is trying to buy their freedom—but time is running out.
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Miami New Construction Show Announces Additional Sponsors

Miami New Construction Show Announces Additional Sponsors | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2014) -  The Miami New Construction Show, a new luxury real estate event taking place at the end of the month, has announced the addition of new sponsors FirstService Residential, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Global Trade Chamber and...
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How Britain Made James Foley’s Killer

How Britain Made James Foley’s Killer | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Hundreds of young British Muslims have found their way to ISIS and other extremist groups, including Foley’s executioner. How did the U.K. allow so many citizens to become radicalized?
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Vietnam Airlines IPO to Set Stage for Future Privatizations

Vietnam Airlines IPO to Set Stage for Future Privatizations | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Vietnam Airlines plans to sell a stake in an initial public offering this year, a move seen as a test of the government's commitment to reforms.
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Samsung Vietnam prioritizes local part suppliers, but few qualify: general director

Samsung Vietnam prioritizes local part suppliers, but few qualify: general director | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Samsung is willing to partner with local part suppliers but there are in fact few qualified businesses, the general director of the electronics titan’s Vietnam complex has said. Samsung is locating its most important production base in Vietnam, Shim Won Hwan, general director of the Samsung Vietnam complex based in the northern province of Bac Ninh, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in an interview published Thursday. Shim said it will both benefit Samsung and Vietnam if there are more part suppliers near the Bac Ninh complex, adding that the South Korean electronics firm will prioritize placing orders at local businesses if they are able to meet three standards. These standards include product quality, delivery time, and price, he elaborated. The South Korean general director talked to Tuoi Tre amid concerns from local support industries that Vietnamese part suppliers could hardly join the production chain of Samsung. The Bac Ninh complex accounted for 30 percent of Samsung smartphones and up to 80 percent of its tablets sold worldwide last year, according to the general director. The world’s leading smartphone maker is slated to put its second Vietnam complex, located in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, into operation this year, which Shim said will increase the number of Samsung products made in Vietnam and distributed globally. While local experts are worried that the localization rate – the amount of materials and parts that can be sourced locally – at the Samsung facility remains too low, Shim said the rate is now around 39 percent. But he admitted that this figure mostly represents the foreign direct investment (FDI) suppliers, while there are indeed very few 100 percent Vietnamese businesses supplying parts to Samsung.
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Vietnam Casinos May Get Local Gamblers in State Revenue Push - Bloomberg

Vietnam Casinos May Get Local Gamblers in State Revenue Push - Bloomberg | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Vietnam is drawing closer to allowing its citizens to gamble in the nation’s casinos as the government tries to boost revenue and compete for regional gaming investment. The finance ministry plans to submit the final draft of a new casino decree to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung as soon as October, Ngo Van Tuan, head of the department for banking and finance at the ministry, said by telephone in Hanoi yesterday. Approval is likely before the end of the year, he said. The decree is modeled on Singapore’s gaming regulations and would permit Vietnamese to enter local casinos. “There are many Vietnamese who gamble at casinos in Singapore and Cambodia, and it’s obvious that we’ve lost some state revenue here,” said Phan Thi Thu Hien, deputy head of the banking and finance department. “We’ve studied what regional countries have done and think we should do the same. These changes would help increase government income.” Vietnamese policy makers are seeking to replicate the success of Singapore and Macau in attracting gaming resorts and tourism. Vietnam’s government is grappling with the challenge of spurring an economy that risks missing this year’s growth target of 5.8 percent. The government collected about 250 billion dong ($12 million) of taxes from the five casinos operating in 2012, on gaming revenue of 900 billion dong, state radio reported on its website last week. There are six casinos in operation, with another licensed one yet to start. Only foreign passport holders are permitted to enter and gamble in the casinos. ‘Significant’ Progress The proposal is “significant progress toward the establishment of a more detailed legal framework for the gaming industry in Vietnam,” Colin Pine, general director of Ho Tram Project Co., which runs the $4 billion Ho Tram Strip casino-resort complex in southern Vietnam, said in an e-mail. “There is demand for this form of entertainment in this market.” Vietnam has a population of almost 90 million, according to World Bank data.
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Former Washington Post reporter severely beaten at Walmart while living in his truck

Former Washington Post reporter severely beaten at Walmart while living in his truck | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
A former reporter who worked for both The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal said this week that he expected to be blind in one eye after being badly beaten in a Walmart parking lot. Les Gapay, 70, told the Missoulian that he had recently left his Section 8 housing in California to move back to Montana, but he was forced to live out of his truck while he was waiting for a senior apartment to open up. When Gapay arrived in Billings on Sunday night, he said it was too late to find a campsite, so he decided to spend the night at the Mullan Road Super Walmart. After using the bathroom inside the store, two men approached him.
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The Most Popular eBay Item In Every State

The Most Popular eBay Item In Every State | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

E-commerce giant eBay has revealed the most popular item in every state. 

Californians favored high-end women's accessories, while men's cologne ruled in New Jersey. 

Some states were more practical. People in Ohio purchased outdoor equipment. North Carolina residents spent their money on baby products, while Connecticut customers bought batteries. 

Texans ordered "tactical and hunting goods," while New Yorkers favored firearms. 

Here's the full graphic. 



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-popular-ebay-item-in-every-state-2014-8#ixzz3BZrGeYhV

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Knox County cop fired immediately after photos show brutal choking of student

Knox County cop fired immediately after photos show brutal choking of student | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
A Knox County Sheriff's officer was fired Sunday after his boss saw these photos of a cop choking a student until he fell to his knees.
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Which Company Refuses Business with Israel, But Has 600 Stores in Muslim Countries?

Which Company Refuses Business with Israel, But Has 600 Stores in Muslim Countries? | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
With so much unrest in the Middle East, it's nearly impossible for an international company to take sides. Americans have found themselves divided once again, pitted against one another regarding the Israel-Gaza conflict.
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Vietnam inflation rises 4.31% on year

Vietnam inflation rises 4.31% on year | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
HANOI--Vietnam's consumer price index in August rose at a slower pace than in the previous month as demand remains weak. August's consumer price index rose 4.31% from a year earlier, slower than a 4.94% increase in July and 4.98% in June, government data released Sunday showed.
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Indonesia tightens security at world’s largest Buddhist temple after ISIS threat

Indonesia tightens security at world’s largest Buddhist temple after ISIS threat | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Indonesian police have been put on alert at the Borobudur Temple after a threat against the world’s biggest Buddhist temple and UNESCO World heritage Site was made on Facebook by Islamic State supporters.
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Bay Area hit with biggest earthquake in 25 years : News

Bay  Area hit with biggest earthquake in 25 years : News | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
6.0 quake is the largest earthquake to shake the Bay Area since the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the USGS said.
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Program for Miami New Construction Show

Program for Miami New Construction Show | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
SUNDAYGET YOUR TICKET NOWTHURSDAY - AUGUST 28, 2014VIP EVENT: THE 6TH ANNUAL STATE OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONDO MARKET
Keynote Speaker: Peter ZalewskiRegistration and networking
VIP Party at Palm Ballroom Miami Beach Convention Center Hall D5:30PM-6:30PMPresentation with White Paper distribution6:30PM-8:30PMQuestions and Answers8:30PM-9:00PMAfter-party at the National Hotel South Beach9:00PM-midnightFRIDAY - INDUSTRY DAY , AUGUST 29, 2014Friday (Focus on Real Estate Industry) ScheduleOpening Ceremony/Ribbon Cutting9:30AMEXPO10:00AM-6:00PMPanel Discussion:The roles of Social Media in the Real Estate11:00AM-1:00PMShow time11:30AM-11:50AMKeynote Speaker: Governor of State of Florida Richard L.Scott1:00PM-1:30PMPanel Discussion:Why is Miami's Preconstruction Condo Market So Hot?1:30PM-2:30PMPanelists:
Paul George, historian and professor, Miami-Dade College
Luis Revuelta, President, Revuelta Architecture International
Michael Tillman, Director, LeFrak Group
Peter Zalewski, Principal, CraneSpotters.com
George Cuesta, Principal, Cuesta Construction
Bill Heffernan, Director, Apollo Bank
David Lyons (Moderator), former Executive Editor, Daily Business ReviewQuestions and Answers2:30PM-3:00PMShowtime4:45PM-5:00PMClosing6:00PMSATURDAY, AUGUST 30 2014Saturday (Focus on Investors)Opening10:00AMEXPO10:00AM-6:00PMShow time11:30AM-11:50AMKeynote speaker Joanna Schwartz - The real estate crowdfunding boom1:00PM-1:30PMPanel Discussion:Comparing and Contrasting Miami to Other Global Cities1:30PM-2:30PMPanelists:
Reinaldo Borges, Principal, Borges+ Associates
Jose Gelabert-Navia, Regional Director for Latin America, Perkins+Will
Dominic Pickering, business development manager, Orb International
Ken Thomas (Moderator), publisher, WorldCityQuestions and Answers2:30PM-3:00PMBreak-out Session #1 :
How to invest in real estate through crowdfunding3:00PM-3:30PMBreak-out Session #2:
Real estate project pitch, present your real estate project3:30PM-4:00PMShow time4:30PM-4:45PMClosing6:00PMSUNDAY, AUGUST 31 2014Sunday (Focus on Buyers and Prospects)Opening10:00AMEXPO10:00AM-6:00PMShow time11:30AM-11:50AMKeynote speaker1:00PM-1:30PMPanel Discussion:An Expert Synopsis of the Preconstruction Condo Buying Cycle1:30PM-2:30PMPanelists:
Scott Marcus, attorney, Becker & Poliakoff
Samantha DeBianchi, founder and Realtor, DeBianchi Real Estate
Tui Pranich, founder, Tui Lifestyle
Raul Vidal, Vice-President, Espirito Santo Bank
Lakitsia Gaines, agent, State Farm Insurance and Financial Services
Carlos Anaya (Moderator), journalist, FOX Latin AmericaQuestions and Answers2:30PM-3:00PMShow time4:15PM-4:30PMClosing5:00PM
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Vietnam index up 0.6 pct at midday, brokerages in focus

HANOI, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.64 percent at the break on Thursday to 632.81 points, with securities firms attracting strong money inflows. Saigon Securities Incorp hit a four-month high, increasing 2.13 percent at the break, with half-day volume already surpassing the full-day level in the previous session at 3.4 million shares, Reuters data showed. Ho Chi Minh City Securities also reached its highest since April, rising 3.19 percent in solid liquidity. Nguyen Tuan, deputy manager at unlisted broker An Binh Securities, attributed the interest to potential seen in brokerage firms which had not gained at the same rate as other equities. "The sentiment was excitement, especially among investors that are holding securities stocks, which haven't gained much in the past sessions," he said. But the index's rally was mostly helped by a 1.63-percent advance of PetroVietNam Gas, the country's biggest listed firm that accounts for a fifth of total market value. "Investors are still trading in, and the index is likely to extend its rise," Tuan said. Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at midday (0431 GMT). VN Index 632.81 PREV. CLOSE 628.77 % CHANGE 0.64% HIGH 633.1 LOW 626.32 Change (%) 1-mnth 4.771 Change (%) 3-mnth 13.753 Change (%) 1-year 29.491 52-week high 632.25 27-Aug-14 52-week low 462.13 30-Aug-13 (Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Martin Petty)
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Is Vietnam becoming the land of brand lovers?

Is Vietnam becoming the land of brand lovers? | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
In recent years, Vietnam has seen more and more consumers willing to spend their money on luxury brands, despite the fact that the country has been listed among the lower-middle-income economies by the World Bank. According to the World Bank’s report in 2013, the Southeast Asian country’s GDP and per capita income were US$171.4 billion and $1,911, respectively. Fashion seems to be the most-discussed topic in the world of luxury brands in Vietnam with a lot of global giants like Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Hermes, Cartier, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo choosing to expand their stores in the country. Early this week local singer Angela Phuong Trinh caused a stir on Facebook when posting a photo showing her seeming new Chanel bag. The singer then received numerous comments criticizing her for using the bag which is believed to be a fake. Trinh then responded to netizens with a photo capturing the bill on the bag, proving her item to be an authentic product. No longer being only accessible to the world of showbiz stars and the rich, luxury brands are also attracting more and more consumers, especially young shoppers. Vietnamese shoppers have found their way to find their favorite items, and of course, discounted brand products cannot be ignored. Early this month, a crowd of people jostled each other to buy Gucci products at a Hanoi shop where there was a big sale, offering 60 percent to 70 percent discounts. The products were sold in the liquidation of thousands of Gucci and Milano goods which were seized by a market watchdog in the capital city on tax evasion charges in 2012. People gathered in front of the shop on Dinh Le Street since early morning on August 7, wanting to buy luxury items at the cheapest prices.
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Vietnam, EU Expect to Finish Trade Pact in October

Vietnam, EU Expect to Finish Trade Pact in October | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Vietnam and the European Union are expected to complete negotiations on a free-trade agreement in October, officials said Monday.
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Vietnam may grant visa waivers to nine more nationalities

Vietnam may grant visa waivers to nine more nationalities | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Relevant agencies are seeking central government approval to waive tourist visa requirements for France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada.
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Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: ‘I Wonder Who She Blew This Time’

Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: ‘I Wonder Who She Blew This Time’ | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
In a juicy new tell-all book, Couric comes across as brash, striving, and self-absorbed, and Sawyer is a Machiavellian, often-inscrutable workaholic.
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Secrets to success from Smalltown USA

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Unlike many tech entrepreneurs, Jason Kintzler didn't move to Silicon Valley to launch his startup, PitchEngine. A former news anchor, the Lander, Wyo., native, set out to change the way brands marketed their products. But he wanted to do it from his hometown. "I spent all my life seeing people acquire their wealth elsewhere," said Kintzler. His product -- a social platform that streamlines the way businesses create and share press releases -- has found success despite the firm's relative isolation. "Authenticity is key. People appreciate that," said Kintzler. "Everyone longs for this romantic thing -- to be able to do what you love, from the place you love." There are currently 50,000 brands using the platform, including major companies like Budweiser and WalMart (WMT). The downside? Recruitment can be difficult. "[But] occasionally, you'll find people that want to live the lifestyle -- that love skiing, mountains," said Kitzner, who currently has 12 full-time employees.
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What Happened to Chicago's Crime Rate When Illinois Relaxed Gun Control Laws

What Happened to Chicago's Crime Rate When Illinois Relaxed Gun Control Laws | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
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Inaugural Miami New Construction Show Kicks Off August 29-31, 2014 | Business Wire

Inaugural Miami New Construction Show Kicks Off August 29-31, 2014 | Business Wire | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

The Miami New Construction Show, South Florida’s first-ever expo for condo preconstruction buyers and investors arrives in South Beach Aug. 29-31, 2014, bringing an estimated 35,000 international visitors to the Miami Beach Convention Center for a three-day journey through the region’s latest new construction condo boom.

“Final preparations are now underway. I want to thank everyone involved – from our executive committee and panelists to our sponsors and support staff – for their dedication, professionalism and passion to make our show an unqualified success.”

The specialized real estate event will showcase more than 100 developer projects and exhibitors, feature panel presentations by industry experts and offer fun, entertaining activities for families and kids alike.

“We are extremely excited as we count down to the launch of our first event in South Florida,” said Anita Funtek, CEO of the Miami New Construction Show. “Final preparations are now underway. I want to thank everyone involved – from our executive committee and panelists to our sponsors and support staff – for their dedication, professionalism and passion to make our show an unqualified success.”

Friday’s panel discussion, Why is Miami’s Preconstruction Condo Market So Hot? will immediately follow the opening day keynote address by Gov. Rick Scott. The panel presentation for Saturday is Comparing and Contrasting Miami to Other Global Cities. An Expert Synopsis of the Preconstruction Condo Buying Cycle is the topic of Sunday’s program.

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TASER CEO on Ferguson

TASER CEO Rick Smith tells Christine Romans that the uncertainty is what's most dangerous.
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The Islamic State isn’t just killing people. It’s destroying a culture.

The Islamic State isn’t just killing people. It’s destroying a culture. | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Before the world witnessed the full force of the Islamic State’s brutality in the video this past week showing American journalist James Foley’s murder, a different video revealed another kind of destruction the terrorist group is bent on inflicting. A little more than a minute long, the earlier video focuses on a large tan building with a graceful minaret rising into the day’s haze. Ten seconds in, there’s a flash and a loud bang. The minaret and the building disappear in a plume of smoke. And just like that, the supposed final resting place of the prophet Jonah — he of the very large fish — was reduced to rubble. The Islamic State has been consolidating its fanatical grip on its conquered lands. Besides the innumerable cruelties the militant group has meted out, such as the forced expulsions of Christians and other minorities, mass executions and the murder of religious leaders, it also has been destroying Iraq’s cultural heritage wherever its black banners flutter overhead. Since taking over a chunk of northern and western Iraq in June, the Islamic State has systematically blown up heritage sites in and around Mosul, such as the centuries-old shrine to Seth (the third son of Adam and Eve ), the Prophet Jirjis Mosque and the Awn al-Din Shrine. An hour’s drive west of Mosul, in the town of Tal Afar, it has demolished at least three Shiite shrines and three mosques. Iraq’s biblical and historic sites have suffered enormous damage over the past decade of war. For instance, Baghdad’s National Museum and National Archives were famously looted after the U.S. invasion, while American troops in 2003-2004 used part of ancient Babylon as a heliport and fuel reservoir. But the difference is that the Islamic State makes a deliberate effort to wreck Iraq’s cultural spaces. The group even brags about it; a recent edition of its English-language online magazine, Dabiq , features a photo essay showing many places its fighters have destroyed in and around Nineveh province. And what the organization doesn’t bulldoze, it loots; the Sunday Times recently reported that the Islamic State is ransacking archaeological sites and extracting a “tax” on smugglers moving stolen artifacts.
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Israeli women in Florida told “You Guys are Killers and Your Money Isn’t Welcome Here”

Israeli women in Florida told “You Guys are Killers and Your Money Isn’t Welcome Here” | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
A woman who frequented a Coral Springs gas station is no longer welcome to go anymore because she is an Israeli. Originally from Tel Aviv, the woman who has been a resident of the city for 15 years, told the story along with her ...
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