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The Rise (and Rise and Rise) of the 0.01 Percent in America

The Rise (and Rise and Rise) of the 0.01 Percent in America | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The average 1 percenter is quite rich. But she lives in a state of relative poverty compared to the astronomical wealth of "the 1 percent of the 1 percent."

 

By Derek Thompson, The Atlantic 

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"Take one look at this graph, and you'll think you recognize the story: Yeah, yeah, yeah, the 1 percent blasts into the stratosphere while the 99 percent languishes in stagnation, moving on... "


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 15, 2014 10:55 AM

The graphs here pretty much says it all.

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Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
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Does public radio sound too ‘white’? NPR itself tries to find the answer.

Does public radio sound too ‘white’? NPR itself tries to find the answer. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It’s a question sometimes whispered but never boldly confronted: Does NPR, and public radio in general, sound too “white”?NPR itself suggested Thursday that the answer might be yes in an unusual bit of public self-examination.
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In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects

In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies — as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds — to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding ...
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Don’t Let The Media Fool You: The United States Government is Still Torturing

Don’t Let The Media Fool You: The United States Government is Still Torturing | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
As activists and human rights organizations around the world prepare for a Global Day of Action Against Torture we reflect on the
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Koch Brothers

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By Clay Bennett Related Entries
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Mayor Says Homeless People Are Criminals, Closes Public Park To Drive Them Away

Mayor Says Homeless People Are Criminals, Closes Public Park To Drive Them Away | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Four homeless men warm themselves on a steam grate by the Federal Trade Commission, blocks from the Capitol, in Washington, Saturday, January 4, 2014.
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In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever...

In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever... | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen, but Congress is trying to kill net neutrality. Help us change history.
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CIA On Trial In Virginia For Planting Nuke Evidence In Iran

CIA On Trial In Virginia For Planting Nuke Evidence In Iran | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
 
The reactor building of Iran’s nuclear power plant is seen, at Bushehr, Iran,  750 miles (1,245 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, in this Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, file photo.
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D.C. Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Initiative

D.C. Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Initiative | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) submitted the District of Columbia's new marijuana legalization initiative to Congress Tuesday, ignoring an effort by congressional Republicans to block the measure.
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Police Union President Throws Written Tantrum Over Accountability

Police Union President Throws Written Tantrum Over Accountability | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
City Strips Cops of Right to Investigate Officer Involved Shootings.
The post Police Union President Throws Written Tantrum Over Accountability appeared first on The Anti-Media.
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Those Who Serve Are Not Protected

Those Who Serve Are Not Protected | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
These servants of the people risk danger every time they go out.
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US Senators Will Be Forced To Tell If They Believe Climate Change Is Real

US Senators Will Be Forced To Tell If They Believe Climate Change Is Real | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
In a brilliant move, one U.S. Senator is forcing his colleagues to vote on a bill that says they believe climate change is real and happening.
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Wonkblog: Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens

Wonkblog: Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Although there were negligible differences among the racial groups in how frequently boys committed crimes, white boys were less likely to spend time in a facility than black and Hispanic boys who said they'd committed crimes just as frequently, as...
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End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
By Joe Conason The latest fad among would-be Republican presidential contenders is to proclaim their deep commitment to fighting poverty and inequality—which sounds as plausible as a promise by McDonald’s to abolish greasy food.
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Texas Republican Party Chairman to Step Down for Job on Rand Paul’s 2016 Presidential Campaign

Texas Republican Party Chairman to Step Down for Job on Rand Paul’s 2016 Presidential Campaign | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Republican Senator Rand Paul’s presumptive 2016 presidential campaign just scored a major victory in its quest to win the prized Lone Star
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Fact Checker: The Obama administration’s illusionary job gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Fact Checker: The Obama administration’s illusionary job gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
“Estimates are that the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] could provide $77 billion a year in real income and support 650,000 new jobs in the U.S. alone.”—Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in an opinion article titled “Alliances for Peace,” Jan.
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Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report

Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Europe’s top rights body says scale of NSA spying is ‘stunning’ and suggests UK powers may be at odds with rights convention Europe’s top rights body has said mass surveillance practices are a fundamental threat to human rights and violate the...
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Dear Obama Hater - You Just Wasted A Decade Of Your Life

Dear Obama Hater - You Just Wasted A Decade Of Your Life | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

Lots of you continue to get unhinged emails from people on Facebook, your drunk uncle, and various Tea Party relatives. Here's a gentle response to them....

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Good Cop Files Lawsuit Against Corrupt Department That Told Him ‘If You Snitch, Your Career Is Done’

Good Cop Files Lawsuit Against Corrupt Department That Told Him ‘If You Snitch, Your Career Is Done’ | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
“Where are all the good cops?” Critics of police brutality and abuse of power often wonder this – sometimes aloud, often on social media.
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To get their diploma, Arizona students must pass citizenship test

To get their diploma, Arizona students must pass citizenship test | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Proponents of the new law claim that Americans do not know enough about civics, but some believe that using US citizenship tests isn’t the best way to promote civic awareness.
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Berkeley Protests Prompt Local Police to Push for Drones

Berkeley Protests Prompt Local Police to Push for Drones | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.
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Former Mayor Charged With Child Pornography And Torturing Kittens

Former Mayor Charged With Child Pornography And Torturing Kittens | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
And he filmed it.
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Newly Developed ‘Cyborg’ Technology Brings Hope for Paralyzed People to Walk Again

Newly Developed ‘Cyborg’ Technology Brings Hope for Paralyzed People to Walk Again | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
French researchers have unveiled a new technology which has already made paralyzed rats walk again, and they hope too use it on humans next.
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