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Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion

Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Google Inc. avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, almost double the total from three years before, filings show.

 

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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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Humanity In An Image

Humanity In An Image | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
You can see why I was so affected immediately upon focusing your eyes on the picture.
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16-Year-Old’s Rape Goes Viral On Social Media: ‘No Human Being Deserved This’

16-Year-Old’s Rape Goes Viral On Social Media: ‘No Human Being Deserved This’ | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Texas high schooler found out she was assaulted after her peers started posting photos mocking her unconscious body.Source: thinkprogress.orgWhat a heinous crime? I keep wondering what values a...
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My tribe is ready to buy back land that once was ours

My tribe is ready to buy back land that once was ours | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"On June 9, 1855, the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people agreed to a treaty that ceded 6.4 million acres of land to the United States, in what would become northeast Oregon and southwest Washington. In return for that lavish gift, 250,000 acres was reserved for the tribes, “all of which tract shall be set apart and, so far as necessary, surveyed and marked out for (the tribes’) exclusive use.”

But as the years passed, American settlers who had moved West realized that some of the sections of land reserved for our tribes had great potential value, and the new people decided they wanted that land for themselves. In particular, the Western area, which included major sections of the town of Pendleton, as well as the northern part of the reservation, had prime agricultural potential.  Although a treaty is meant to confer absolute rights, the non-Indian settlers of the area petitioned the U.S. Congress to reduce the tribal land holdings guaranteed by that treaty.

In 1885, the U.S. Congress helped out the settlers by passing the Slater Allotment Act, a model for the sale of “surplus” Indian allotments, and specifically written for the Umatilla as well as the Sac and Fox peoples of Iowa."

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Bruised And Bloodied Disney Princesses Remind Us Domestic Violence Can Happen To Anyone

Bruised And Bloodied Disney Princesses Remind Us Domestic Violence Can Happen To Anyone | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
"When did he stop treating you like a princess?"

That's the tag line of artist Saint Hoax's awareness campaign for domestic violence titled "Happy Never After." Similar to his first poster series "Princest Diaries," w...
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Are We Hard-Wired to Enjoy Cheating? : DNews

Are We Hard-Wired to Enjoy Cheating? : DNews | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Is there an evolutionary explanation for conning others?
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Wrestling Was Fixed, Even in Ancient Rome

Wrestling Was Fixed, Even in Ancient Rome | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
New analysis of an ancient document reveals classical roots of fake wrestling
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'A Powerful Elite Carried Out The Worst Form Of Child Abuse'

'A Powerful Elite Carried Out The Worst Form Of Child Abuse' | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The alleged paedophile ring that had connections with Westminster included at least 20 prominent figures, including former MPs and government ministers, who abused children for decades, it has been claimed. After the Home Office announced a full inquiry into the ring and claims it failed to properly investigate it at the time, former child protection manager Peter McKelvie said that the ring were "a powerful elite" that included MPs and ministers at the time.

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Arsenic poisoning in rural China - in pictures

Arsenic poisoning in rural China - in pictures | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Mines and chemical plants mushroomed in the
realgar-rich area around Heshan from the 1950s. Shut down in 2011 due to the pollution they caused, dust and run-off plagues the village to this day
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Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 states

Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 states | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned
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pdeppisch's comment, July 7, 4:18 PM
But someone will get rich and then can buy politicians. Hudson Bay Company - The company was incorporated by English royal charter in 1670 as The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay and functioned as the de facto government in parts of North America before European states and later the United States laid claim to some of those territories
malek's comment, July 8, 11:43 AM
"Eastern India Co". painful history joke
pdeppisch's comment, July 8, 11:47 AM
YUP - same idea. Make sure the elite gets rich and supports the ruling class that makes the laws and hands out favours. The game is rigged - unfortunately! :(
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Merkel Speaks Out Against U.S. Spying Allegations

Merkel Speaks Out Against U.S. Spying Allegations | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a "clear contradiction" of trust between the allies.

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malek's comment, July 7, 1:23 PM
Americans are the most armed citizens in the world, as they don't trust their government. Welcome aboard Merkel
pdeppisch's comment, July 7, 2:03 PM
The Wild West never stopped for them.
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Money from Koch interests flows to governor candidate Greg Abbott

Money from Koch interests flows to governor candidate Greg Abbott | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The GOP nominee, who has let plants withhold data on chemicals they store, got $75,000 from Koch interests.
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When climate change denialists merge with fiscal austerians | Bill Mitchell – billy blog

When climate change denialists merge with fiscal austerians | Bill Mitchell – billy blog | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"It is Friday, my blog lay day, so no real blog. I am editing my Europe book and up in the North of Australia today dealing with various projects I have been working on. But here is an example of what happens when climate change denialists merge with fiscal austerians. Mindless and damaging confusion! Here is my non-blog for today!"

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Koch Brothers Are Outspent By A Labor Force Millions Of Times Their Size, But...

Koch Brothers Are Outspent By A Labor Force Millions Of Times Their Size, But... | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- As Senate Democrats build campaign attacks tying the political agenda of Charles and David Koch to Republican candidates, conservatives answer with cherry-picked data that the political might of labor unions is much greater than that o...
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Welcome to the Oligarchy: The U.S. Needs a New Mythology

Welcome to the Oligarchy: The U.S. Needs a New Mythology | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
An oligarchy exists when power rests with a very few. The U.S. was founded as a rejection of the sort of oligarchy in which royalty (the accident of birth) determined power—although that movement w...
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China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

China 'admits' trading in tiger skins | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
pdeppisch's insight:

"China has for the first time admitted in public that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, according to participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species."

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Brazil's 'Quilombo' Movement May Be The World's Largest Slavery Reparations Program

Brazil's 'Quilombo' Movement May Be The World's Largest Slavery Reparations Program | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
This article is the first in a two-part series about Brazil's quilombo movement.

Luiz Pinto, who has been fighting eviction for decades, at home with his dog. (Carolina Ramirez/The Huffington Post)



When Luiz Pinto was growing up, his parent...
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Wastewater Injection Caused Oklahoma Earthquakes

Wastewater Injection Caused Oklahoma Earthquakes | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A new study attributes the recent surge of quakes in central Oklahoma to the injection of wastewater at a handful of high-rate wells across the state
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The Soul of the South

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Fifty years after the civil rights summer of 1964, renowned travel writer Paul Theroux chronicles the living memory of an overlooked America
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“When A Woman Speaks Up, It's A Gate To Hell"

“When A Woman Speaks Up, It's A Gate To Hell" | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
How one feminist publisher is taking on the worst of Silicon Valley (and some of her allies, too)

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malek's curator insight, July 10, 5:09 AM

Earlier this year the New York Times fired its executive editor, Jill Abramson, with the ostensible rationale that she had not managed her newsroom well. 

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Op-Ed: Connecticut should not be manipulated by the Koch brothers

Op-Ed: Connecticut should not be manipulated by the Koch brothers | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Should we continue to be manipulated by the oil billionaires, or should we heed the warnings of the climate scientists and get moving on developing less polluting energy sources?
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Mining: fire, flood, poor health – all part of the job

Mining: fire, flood, poor health – all part of the job | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A truly global profession, there are around 10 million miners around the world – with many working in dangerous conditions
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The Public Eye: As drought persists, frustration mounts over secrecy of California’s well drilling logs | Central Valley | Modesto Bee

The Public Eye: As drought persists, frustration mounts over secrecy of California’s well drilling logs | Central Valley | Modesto Bee | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Inside a government warehouse along a noisy freeway in West Sacramento is a set of metal shelves holding more than 100 carefully labeled cardboard boxes. Inside those boxes are tens of thousands of state records that could help scientists and water policy specialists better understand and protect California groundwater.
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Federal Judge Blasts Hobby Lobby Decision: Supreme Court Should ‘STFU’

Federal Judge Blasts Hobby Lobby Decision: Supreme Court Should ‘STFU’ | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
"To the average person, [the Hobby Lobby decision] looks stupid and smells worse."
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The Good Country Index

The Good Country Index | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Good Country Index is pretty simple: a measure of what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity
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GOP-led House committee balks at turning over insider-trading documents to SEC

GOP-led House committee balks at turning over insider-trading documents to SEC | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Friday it should not have to comply with a federal regulator’s demand for documents sought for an insider-trading probe involving the staff director of a subcommittee and a lobbyist.

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The South Is Essentially A Solid, Grim Block Of Poverty

The South Is Essentially A Solid, Grim Block Of Poverty | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Great Recession and Not-So-Great Recovery have been bad news for most Americans, but some people have suffered more than others. We call those people "Southerners."

North Carolina and a handful of other Southern U.S. states saw the ...
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