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Censorship Olympics | The Spectator

Censorship Olympics  | The Spectator | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The organisers of the Games have been handed unprecedented control over everyday speech...
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Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating?
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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EU to battle corporate tax scams | Business | DW | 

EU to battle corporate tax scams | Business | DW |  | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
European Union finance ministers have agreed on new measures to close some tax loopholes that have enabled multinational companies operating in both EU and non-EU countries to avoid paying taxes... but not right away.
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Budget Tax Cuts Come at Big Cost for Those Who Need Help | The Tyee

"The truth would cost the BC Liberals the May election.

Alex Gervais found out that truth and it led to his suicide — an 18-year-old in government care who was grossly neglected.

And people with disabilities know that same truth, because their government benefits would need to almost double just to get to the 2015 poverty line of $20,386.

The truth is not a secret. It’s actually in front of our noses, if we struggle to look.

The BC Liberal government has made budget choices for 16 years that give the least priority to those in the most need. Period."

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Analysis | Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

Analysis | Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research. | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense Fund lamented that it is “unimaginable that he could be entrusted to serve as the chief law enforcement officer for this nation’s civil rights laws.” No one knows for sure how Sessions will perform as attorney general — the former Republican senator from Alabama did, after all, once vote to renew the Voting Rights Act, in 2006 — but for many his record is deeply troubling.
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NDP’s Horgan Reintroduces, Again, a Bill to Stop Wealthy Donors from ‘Buying’ Government | The Tyee

New version would prevent premier, cabinet from receiving pay from a political party.
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Billionaire who claimed "Brexit would make us richer" moves jobs to Asia - The London Economic

Billionaire who claimed "Brexit would make us richer" moves jobs to Asia - The London Economic | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

Billionaire Sir James Dyson who campaigned for Brexit on the grounds that it would “make us richer” has just announced he is moving hundreds of jobs to the Far East.


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The Great British Patriot!

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'Disaster': Amnesty slams EU over refugee deal with Turkey | News | DW.COM | 

'Disaster': Amnesty slams EU over refugee deal with Turkey | News | DW.COM |  | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The human rights watchdog has criticized Brussels for a deal aimed at curbing the migration crisis in Europe. In March, Brussels and Ankara agreed on swapping migrants in exchange for expediting EU accession talks.
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Judge to FDA: Agency Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon

Judge to FDA: Agency Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A U.S. District Court judge took the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to task on Jan. 10 for withholding government documents related to the agency's approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. The judge's decision is a big win for public transparency, but it's also a small step toward finally doing a proper evaluation of the risks posed by GE animals—which could one day end up on our dinner plates.
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pdeppisch's comment, February 15, 5:00 PM
We are monkeying but then we have monkeyed from day one. Some of it will work and some won't and some may be very tough on the human race.
malek's comment, February 16, 8:49 AM
monkeying: you put it in one word, thank you
pdeppisch's comment, February 16, 12:02 PM
Am I being fair to monkeys? :) Or maybe it is the Great Apes that keep playing with the Rubik's Cube and then they can't put Humpty Dumpty, err Rubik's Cube, back together again. And yes we are Great Apes and biology matters. I am presently reading Frans de Waal. Very interesting.
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Market manipulation and electricity blackouts

Market manipulation and electricity blackouts | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Australia is suffering the conjunction of a number of events in recent weeks which demonstrate the poverty of the neo-liberal approach that governments on both sides of the political fence have followed over the last three decades. Electricity prices are rising and the governments have bowed to pressure from the power companies to end the favourable feed-in tariffs that promoted the widespread adoption of solar power by households. Further, our climate change denying federal government has seized on recent power outages in South Australia to attack that state’s accelerated move to renewable energy. The federal government claims it validates its decision to back coal (and they are planning to provide $A1 billion to the Adani group to build transport infrastructure for a new coal development that will never be economic. The problem with the federal narrative is that in the extreme weather Australia is now enduring (very prolonged hot spells with major bush fires) the state with about the lowest renewable mix in its electricity also had to cut power late last week. Further investigation shows that the privatised electricity generating sector has been deliberately manipulating the supply of power (maintaining spare capacity) to exploit price spikes while the captive regulator turns off power to thousands of homes and businesses. Profits before public service – that is what privatisation has delivered. And then, we have to put up with a rising ‘star’ treasurer who thinks government infrastructure spending is unfair to future generations and more privatisation is required. It is best not to put all this together – it is not good for one’s equanimity.
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Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism

Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A California Islamic school is rejecting $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combatting violent extremism less a month into Donald Trump's presidency.

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Randy L. Dixon Rivera's curator insight, February 12, 11:29 AM
America is being played by Radical Islamist ... their agenda infiltration and Sharia law. Liberals are idiots!

How about Canada and the U.S. stop importing more Islamic terroist? That might help....   https://www.opencanada.org/features/whats-next-canadas-approach-terrorism/
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Russia steps up cyber-attacks on Britain

Russia steps up cyber-attacks on Britain | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Britain is being hit by 60 significant cyber-attacks a month, including attempts by Russian state-sponsored hackers to steal defence and foreign policy secrets from government departments, th

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'Western media losing viewers as audiences seek alternative news sources'

'Western media losing viewers as audiences seek alternative news sources' | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The current trend is that the corporate media is losing viewers, it is losing readership, says Mike Raddie, co-editor of BSNews. People are turning to other forms of journalism, and in some cases even becoming journalists themselves, he added.
WikiLeaks is accusing the BBC of spreading 'fake news' after a senior journalist suggested the whistle-blowing site's revelations lend support to particular candidates in the run-up to France's presidential election.

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Is violent upheaval the only cure for inequality? - Futurity

Is violent upheaval the only cure for inequality? - Futurity | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A new book argues that only widespread violence like pandemics and wars have substantially reduced inequality over the millennia. Is that the only way?

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Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees 'pressured' to return to contaminated homes, says Greenpeace | DW Environment

Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees 'pressured' to return to contaminated homes, says Greenpeace | DW Environment | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Even though radiation levels in a village near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster still exceed international guidelines, its evacuated residents are being coerced to return, according to a Greenpeace report.
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The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves

The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

  Words by Yasha Levine
“…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.”
—Arthur Young; 1771
Our popular economic wisdom says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies, right? Well, if you ever suspected that the logic is full of shit, then I’d recommend checking a book called The Invention of Capitalism, written by an economic historian named Michael Perelmen, who’s been exiled to Chico State, a redneck college in rural California, for his lack of freemarket friendliness. And Perelman has been putting his time in exile to damn good use, digging deep into the works and..."


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The Man Who Sued the EPA Is Now Running It

The Man Who Sued the EPA Is Now Running It | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Voting largely along party lines, Congress just confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—an attorney who has spent his professional career suing the EPA to stop the agency from performing its fundamental mission of ensuring clean air and water for all Americans. This confirmation marks a sharp break with precedent; most EPA administrators from both parties have come to the office with a demonstrated commitment to the EPA's mission.
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More Than One In Four Foster Kids Miss Required Checkups

More Than One In Four Foster Kids Miss Required Checkups | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
M"ore Than One In Four Foster Kids Miss Required Checkups By Julie Appleby March 2, 2015 Twenty-nine percent of children taken from their families and placed in foster care failed to receive at least one required medical checkup, the Health and Human Services Department Office of the Inspector General said in a report out today. Such screenings can help spot health problems, including troubles with vision, hearing, development and mental health issues. Those exams are particularly important for children in foster care because some have suffered neglect, abuse and other problems that could affect their health. This KHN story can be republished for free (details). States set their own requirements, with many mandating that children be screened by medical staff within 24 hours of their placement in foster care – and again periodically under specific schedules that vary with age. But the report — which looked at medical records in California, Illinois, New York and Texas — found that 12 percent of foster children didn’t get their initial checkup and another 17 percent did not get one or more of the periodic assessments required. “Missing or late screenings may prevent children’s mental health needs, physical health needs, and developmental needs from being identified and treated,” OIG spokesman Mary M. Kahn said in a written statement. The reviewed records were from July 2011 to June 2012. The report does not break out the specific failure rate in each state. Most children in foster care qualify for Medicaid, the state-federal health program for the poor. In fiscal year 2011, Medicaid paid more than $5.3 billion for care provided to children in foster care. Categories: Medicaid, States, Syndicate jappleby@kff.org | @Julie_Appleby"
 

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BC’s Massive Tax Giveaway to the Rich | The Tyee

"As we wait to hear more about the tax cuts coming in B.C. Budget 2017, it is important to remember what has happened to our provincial tax system over the past 16 years. Significant tax cuts to personal income taxes between 2001 and 2008, combined with increases to regressive taxes like MSP premiums have reshaped our tax system to favour the top one per cent of households at the expense of middle- and modest-income British Columbians."

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Do You Trust Big Data? Try Googling the Holocaust

Do You Trust Big Data? Try Googling the Holocaust | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The advent of big data was supposed to usher in a more precise and rational world. Instead, it might be leading us into the swamp of "alternative facts."
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pdeppisch's comment, February 17, 6:44 PM
I will check out "DuckDuckGo" - thanks for the tip.
malek's comment, February 19, 4:28 PM
Speaking of the devil "We Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking Bans" http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/02/secondhand_smoke_isn_t_as_bad_as_we_thought.html
pdeppisch's comment, February 19, 7:10 PM
I used to smoke but "no inhaling". I had TB as a kid. And I did find that smoking did leave me short of breath. So -for me stopping smoking was a win. And I wonder how many stories out there are just that stories. Now I am bothered by smoking and I like that almost all areas are free of it. :)
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Self-employment 'reduces tax take' as firms avoid responsibilities - BBC News

Self-employment 'reduces tax take' as firms avoid responsibilities - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The head of Theresa May's inquiry into the way millions of people work has said there is evidence businesses are using self-employment laws to avoid tax.
Matthew Taylor told the BBC that he wanted to see a new standard of "fair and decent" work which the public and private sector could sign up to.
He said that new flexible ways of working were very good for many businesses and people, but said a complicated tax system and lack of clarity on the law meant that employers and employees often clashed.
Some were deliberately using so-called gig workers to avoid paying contributions to the Treasury, he said.
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Alberta’s Growing $30-Billion Liability: Inactive Wells | The Tyee

"Alberta has among the continent’s most permissive policies on cleaning up inactive oil and gas wells, and that could saddle taxpayers with more than $30 billion worth of liabilities, according to a new report.

While most North American jurisdictions require companies to clean up and restore non-producing oil and gas wells in a timely fashion, Alberta doesn’t, says the report by University of Alberta economist Lucija Muehlenbachs, also a visiting fellow at the U.S. think tank Resources for the Future."

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Trump may suspend rules on African ‘conflict minerals,’ say human rights advocates

Trump may suspend rules on African ‘conflict minerals,’ say human rights advocates | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Mr. Trump is considering an already drafted executive order to suspend the minerals rule for two years, which would loosen the rules on the trade of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from Congo, according to media reports in the United States.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, February 13, 8:30 AM

The conflict mineral law is an important way of stopping horrific human rights abuses in Africa - what will the future be if this law is suspended?

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Why Betsy DeVos Matters to Canadian Education | The Tyee

"Hardly anyone outside Michigan and the Republican Party had ever heard of Betsy DeVos until Donald Trump nominated her as his secretary of education. Then American educators went to battle stations, and it took a tie-breaking vote by Vice-President Mike Pence, acting as chairman of the Senate, to get her the job.

By then it was clear she is utterly unqualified for the job, and I won’t waste your time repeating what’s been said online about her. She has spent years wielding her inherited wealth to aggressively support the replacement of public schools with charter (private) schools, paid for by tax-funded vouchers."

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pdeppisch's comment, February 17, 5:39 PM
You forgot the oligarchy which wants special treatment for itself and its offsprings. :)
malek's comment, February 19, 4:30 PM
crony capitalism and the likes
pdeppisch's comment, February 19, 7:04 PM
YUP! :)
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Former soldier, single mother evicted in wait for military pension

Former soldier, single mother evicted in wait for military pension | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
In receiving her second cancer diagnosis within the span of two years, Tricia Beauchamp's doctor said something that stuck with her.

"It's called unlucky," she recalls him saying.

Beauchamp is a retired air force sergeant and single mother who spent 27 years in the military's logistics branch as a traffic technician. In that role, it was her job to get supplies and equipment where they were needed with no fuss or muss.

Within the span of six years, she says, she endured a botched surgery in the military system and, as a result, failed a physical fitness test by nine seconds. That triggered her medical release, which she fought unsuccessfully to prevent. She was denied a civil service job on her last day in the military. And she survived two bouts of cancer, one of which included 26 radiation treatments.
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‘Gaming the system’: FDA approves old drug with new price – more than 7,000 percent higher!

‘Gaming the system’: FDA approves old drug with new price – more than 7,000 percent higher! | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A recently FDA-approved drug used in steroid treatments, which has been on the international market for years, will be introduced in the US at the inflated price of $89,000 a year.
In a Thursday press release, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for a drug by Marathon Pharmaceuticals, a US company focused solely on the development of new treatments for rare diseases. They may now begin selling the corticosteroid drug Deflazacort, under the brand name Emflaza.

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The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, February 11, 11:53 AM
The punch line is that pharmacueticals don't CURE anything; not even the common cold. They just make you "feel better;" that is, until the side effects kick in.....
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It Didn’t Have to Happen This Way: Government Still Failing Vulnerable Youth | The Tyee

If governments’ repeated failures in helping the province’s most vulnerable children and youth aren’t an election issue, we’ve lost our way as citizens.
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