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Romney’s Bain Yielded Private Gains, Socialized Losses

Mitt Romney touts his business acumen and job-creation record as a key qualification for being the next U.S. president.
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If everyone in the Business, Economic and Political world would play by the rules and be ethical - what kind of world would we have?
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Humanity In An Image

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You can see why I was so affected immediately upon focusing your eyes on the picture.
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Soul Imprisonment

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As the American empire advanced toward and eventually swept over the Great Plains during the mid to late 1800s, attempts were made to persuade the Plains Indians that the American or "civilized" wa...
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Pakistan Is Publishing A List Of Tax Dodgers To Shame Them Into Paying

Pakistan Is Publishing A List Of Tax Dodgers To Shame Them Into Paying | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Only 1 in about every 200 citizens files their income taxes.
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Male monkey cares for dying partner

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"A wild male marmoset has been seen and filmed embracing and caring for his dying partner.

The female accidentally fell from a tree in the forests of Brazil and the male comforted her as she lay dying.

Such behaviour is "astounding", say scientists, having only been previously recorded in primates among chimpanzees and humans.

The marmosets were the dominant pair in their group, having been committed partners for three-and-a-half years.

Within months of the female's death, the male left the group, never to return.

Details of the extraordinary interaction are published in the journalPrimates, along with a video recording the behaviour."

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Indian Politician Says Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage Should Be Hanged

Indian Politician Says Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage Should Be Hanged | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
In full national election season, a top Indian politician sparked global outrage by arguing that women who have sex before marriage should be hanged.

Abu Azmi, of India's Socialist Party, told a reporter last week that women who had premarital se...
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36 People Shot In 36 Hours In Chicago

36 People Shot In 36 Hours In Chicago | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A 17-year-old girl killed Friday afternoon was among at least 36 people wounded in gun violence over the weekend in Chicago.

Gakirah Barnes, 17, was shot multiple times in the upper body Friday afternoon in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood. She di...
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The Media Still Won't Call It 'Torture'

The Media Still Won't Call It 'Torture' | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
In recent weeks, the controversy surrounding the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA interrogations during the Bush administration has been a major media story. From Sen. Dianne Feinstein's dramatic allegation that the CIA had spied on Sena...
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World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk

World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Sustainable Pulse Credit: Occlusion Urine testing shows glyphosate levels over 10 times higher than in Europe Initial testing shows Monsanto and Global regulatory bodies are wrong regarding bio-accumulation of glyphosate, leading to serious public health concerns Testing commissioners urge USDA and EPA to place temporary ban on all use of Glyphosate-based herbicides to protect public health, until further more comprehensive testing of glyphosate in breast milk is completed. In the first ever testing on glyphosate

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NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Heartbleed bug just went from bad to worse to truly, utterly terrifying.

The National Security Agency knew of the existence of the catastrophic bug for at least two years and kept it a secret from the public and the cybersecurity community in ...
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Comcast admits what everyone in a TWC/Comcast market already knows: there is no competition

Comcast admits what everyone in a TWC/Comcast market already knows: there is no competition | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Comcast's biggest reason it's citing to approve its $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is that the two companies don't compete against each other.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 11, 6:36 PM

Time for anti-trust then, if there's no market competition.

 

Whichever business person said that they like competition is not one of these actual businesspeople.

Seriously, don't listen to these jerks.  Ever!

 

Think about it.

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Violence Is Not a Product of Mental Illness. Violence Is a Product of Anger.

Violence Is Not a Product of Mental Illness. Violence Is a Product of Anger. | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
In the 1980s, around the time of the massive deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, I was working toward my degree in clinical psychology by training at a psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C. One sweet, diminutive, elderly patient sometimes wandered the halls. She had been committed to the hospital after she...
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Stradivarius Violins Aren’t Better Than New Ones: Round Two – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Stradivarius Violins Aren’t Better Than New Ones: Round Two – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
This June, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off the Macdonald viola, created in 1719 by the legendary Italian violin-maker Antonio Stradivari. They’re asking for a minimum bid of $45 million, which wou...
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Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Compares Obama's GOP Opposition To KKK

Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Compares Obama's GOP Opposition To KKK | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron thinks President Barack Obama's Republican detractors aren't too far off from the individuals who threatened him as he approached Babe Ruth's home run record forty years ago.

In an interview with USA Today publish...
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Exactly Where America's Prison System Went Wrong, in One Simple Video

Exactly Where America's Prison System Went Wrong, in One Simple Video | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
"We're living inside a massive $75 billion per year failed experiment."

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This Map Shows There Are 10 KKK Organizations In My State. How Many Are In Yours?

This Map Shows There Are 10 KKK Organizations In My State. How Many Are In Yours? | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Take a look at your state here and then add your name to stand strong against hate.
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Oakland airport staff learns how to identify human trafficking victims - Contra Costa Times

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Oakland airport staff learns how to identify human trafficking victims
Contra Costa Times
OAKLAND -- Staff at Oakland International Airport on Tuesday began training on how to spot victims of human trafficking.

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Many Obamacare Critics, Including Koch Brothers, Accepted Its Subsidies

Many Obamacare Critics, Including Koch Brothers, Accepted Its Subsidies | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"Excerpt:WASHINGTON (AP) — Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law. This condemn-while-benefiting strategy angers Democrats, who see some of their top congressional candidates struggling against waves of anti-Obamacare ads partly funded by these companies.

Among the corporations is a familiar Democratic nemesis, Koch Industries, the giant conglomerate headed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. They and some conservative allies are spending millions of dollars to hammer Democratic senators in North Carolina, Alaska, Colorado, Iowa and elsewhere, chiefly for backing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul."


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 15, 2:44 AM

Great TP with list of some companies that took some of the biggest  perks and then try to use huge some of money to buy enough policy makers to repeal  Obamacare .


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When Congress enacted the health care law in 2010, it appropriated $5 billion for the temporary reinsurance program. The goal was to subsidize employers' costs for workers who retire before they become eligible for Medicare. Hundreds of employers applied — many were corporations, cities and public universities — and virtually all the money was soon distributed.


"If the Affordable Care Act is so awful," Reid asked, "why did Koch Industries use it to their advantage?"


Federal records show that Koch Industries received $1.4 million in early retiree subsidies. That's considerably less than the sums many other employers received. A Koch Industries spokesman said he had no comment on Reid's latest criticisms.


The Koch consortium may be the loudest "Obamacare" critic among the subsidized employers. But many others accepted the subsidies while heavily backing GOP House and Senate candidates, most of who call for repealing the 2010 health care law.

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Authorities: 5-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots, Kills 7-Year-Old Girl At Birthday Party

GASTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy.
Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says the boy w...
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A victim of the right's war on Obamacare?

A victim of the right's war on Obamacare? | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"Some liberal bloggers claim to have found the face of expanding health care reform to the poor. Her name is - or was - Charlene Dill.

Ms Dill, a 32-year-old Florida mother of three with a history of heart problems, collapsed and died in a stranger's house while working as a vacuum cleaner salesman - one of her three part-time jobs"

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Taibbi: U.S. Should Be Ashamed It Treats Pot Smokers Worse Than Wall St. Criminals

Taibbi: U.S. Should Be Ashamed It Treats Pot Smokers Worse Than Wall St. Criminals | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A Wall Street bank accused of laundering money for drug cartels only had to pay a fine. Meanwhile, a man caught with a joint in his pocket had to spend 47 days in jail.

For that, journalist Matt Taibbi thinks prosecutors should be "ashamed.&q...

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This is more than a little disgusting.

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Many Fast Food Workers Say They're Getting Ripped Off By Their Bosses

Many Fast Food Workers Say They're Getting Ripped Off By Their Bosses | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Before she got fed up and quit last month, it wasn't uncommon for Darenisha Mills to keep working after her shift ended at the McDonald's in Pontiac, Mich., where she was a cashier.

"They're asking you to clean the bathrooms, sweep the lobby,...
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This Is How Many Times Facebook Has Handed Canadians' Data To Police

This Is How Many Times Facebook Has Handed Canadians' Data To Police | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Facebook has released its second report on government requests for data, and it shows Canadian law enforcement asked for data on 366 Facebook users last year, involving 436 separate accounts. There were 174 requests in the second half of 2013, down slightly from 192 requests in the first half.
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What the Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma

What the Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Ben Goldacre: We now know the government's Tamiflu stockpile wouldn't have done us much good in the event of a flu epidemic. But the secrecy surrounding clinical trials means there's a lot we don't know about other medicines we take
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CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - A classified U.S. Senate report found that the CIA's legal justification for the use of harsh interrogation techniques that critics say amount to torture was based on faulty legal reasoning, McClatchy news service...
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How The Internet's Worst Nightmare Could Have Been Avoided

How The Internet's Worst Nightmare Could Have Been Avoided | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Think of how many times you've typed a password on the Internet in the past two years and then consider this: All that time, you and most of the websites you visit relied on a tiny group of poorly paid programmers to keep you safe from hackers. It tu...
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Think a Little Porn Is Harmless? This Is Guaranteed to Change Your Mind.

At the root of the porn industry and the exploitation of women is a desire driven by men. What if instead of being part of the problem, men became part of th...

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, April 1, 12:36 PM

"PORN"= The Total exploitation of Women by (usually) very greedy, men (term used loosely) who are miscreants or worse; molester’s; as in Chester....