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WATCH: Telling The Poor To 'Suck It Up'

WATCH: Telling The Poor To 'Suck It Up' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan was extremely influenced by the writings and philosophy of Ayn Rand... everything except the atheist overtones, which were extremely subtle. But that bit about how the poor don't deserve love...
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Wheres the outrage over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? | @guardianletters

Wheres the outrage over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? | @guardianletters | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Taxpayers may be outraged to find themselves picking up the bill of £224m because an arbitration tribunal found against the government in its dispute with Raytheon over an e-borders contract (Taxpayer to pick up £224m bill for fiasco of e-borders...
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The ones that TTIP will free up to deregulate all public services and allow corporations to demand punitive fines from a state that interferes with their profiteering? Isn’t that a tad more controversial and newsworthy than which party to blame?  The EU has received 150,000 submissions from citizens of 18 EU countries challenging TTIP and the aim is to raise 1 million from at least seven countries, which would then trigger a formal procedure requiring the European commission to address these concerns.

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The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson

The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
What happens in Ferguson and the St. Louis metro area the day after everybody leaves?
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HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive

HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police. And four political scientists argue that presidential poll swings are largely the artifacts of who chooses to respond to surveys.
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Congressman and Mrs. Paul Ryan Working Together To Dismantle The Postal Service

Congressman and Mrs. Paul Ryan Working Together To Dismantle The Postal Service | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan's wife, Janna Little Ryan, is not exactly the typical stay at home Mom that is portrayed by Mr Ryan . Until their marriage she was a successful tax attorney and by the time she was 30 a high-priced lobbyist. Mrs. Ryan worked for Big Pharmaceuticals, Big Oil, and health care  corporations. Interestingly she was also a key lobbyist for UPS.  Her lobbying team was paid $220,000 in 1998 to lobby against the interests of…
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Interesting facts about more revolving doors of influence.

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Ebola Out of Control: Quarantines, Hunger and Death in Liberia - Newsweek

Newsweek Ebola Out of Control: Quarantines, Hunger and Death in Liberia Newsweek BOYA Liberia/DAKAR (Reuters) - To try to control the Ebola epidemic spreading through West Africa, Liberia has quarantined remote villages at the epicenter of the...
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Update on a risky international situation!

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Jakarta Could Be Getting Its First Ethnically Chinese Governor

Jakarta Could Be Getting Its First Ethnically Chinese Governor | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jakarta, a city once hit by horrific anti-Chinese riots, could be getting its first ethnically Chinese governor, .
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Why Elaine Chao, Wife of Mitch McConnell, Could Help Sink his Re-election Bid 2 / 3 | Nomadic Politics

Why Elaine Chao, Wife of Mitch McConnell, Could Help Sink his Re-election Bid 2 / 3 | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In the first of the three-part post on Ms. Elaine Chao, wife of Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, we took a look at her rise.
In this installment we shall be examining her philosophy and her performance as Labor Secretary during the Bush years.
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Very interesting post about a person I knew little about and this is worth a read and some serious thought!

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Australia's Jobless Rate Should Worry Fed - Bloomberg View

Australia's Jobless Rate Should Worry Fed - Bloomberg View | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Australia's Jobless Rate Should Worry Fed
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In Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott's austerity push seems at odds with global trends, and with the experience of many Australian households and businesses.
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"The biggest risk to Australia -- a weaker Chinese economy -- may soon be the world's, too. A slower pace of gross domestic product is assured as President Xi Jinping reins in a credit bubble and weans the economy from exports. There's growing alarm about a fast-spreading property slump around the country, which is already beset by ghost cities. In the first half of 2014, home sales fell 9.2 percent from a year earlier."

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Why This Century-Old Cartoon Could Have Been Printed Yesterday | Nomadic Politics

Why This Century-Old Cartoon Could Have Been Printed Yesterday | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A cartoon from the 1912 presidential campaign depicts the Republican party's relationship with special interests and corporate monopolies.
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A picture says a thousand words. A picture can also show history repeating events.

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Gaza Cease-Fire Ends! Ibrahim Is The First Killed

Gaza Cease-Fire Ends! Ibrahim Is The First Killed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians” –Nelson Mandela
Palestinian officials say at least 1,875 people have been killed since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge on 8 July.
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Gaza fighting starts up again.


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The Neoliberal Turn in American Health Care | Jacobin

The Neoliberal Turn in American Health Care | Jacobin | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The failings of the Affordable Care Act are rooted in a long shift away from the idea of a truly universal health care.

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This article looks interesting! I'm collecting it here because I didn't have time to read this morning when I ran across it and plan to be able to fine it quick on this link for an afternoon or break in the day read.

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Don't call it 'student' debt

Don't call it 'student' debt | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Van Jones of CNN's "Crossfire" says "student debt" should be called "education debt" because entire families are paying the cost of a broken system.
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This message is on target and filled with truth! How can we fix it? Let's do this!

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School hit as Israel pounds Gaza

School hit as Israel pounds Gaza | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

TFifteen Palestinians sheltering inside a UN-run school in Gaza have been killed by Israeli shelling.

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There is a thin line between sad and sick.

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Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In California

Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In California | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Legislation sparked by a media report and a state audit that found female prisoners were being unlawfully sterilized in California's prisons heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk this week for the Democrat's signature.
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St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio.
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Wisdom Found in 1947 Law Could Save Belhaven's Hospital - YouTube

http://www.storyofamerica.org/deeds_and_misdeeds People in Belhaven have been asking themselves: what would our parents, grandparents and great grandparents ...
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Great story in progress! Check it out!

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Can the post office save itself by becoming a bank?

Can the post office save itself by becoming a bank? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about postal banking.
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Ten percent of Americans have no checking account. Many have no access to a bank.

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Airstrikes Pound Islamic State Forces in Syria As Rebels Gain An Unlikely Ally

Airstrikes Pound Islamic State Forces in Syria As Rebels Gain An Unlikely Ally | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As Islamic State fighters sweep across northern Syria, airstrikes by the Assad regime may help beleaguered rebels hold them back.
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Here is an interesting development!

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New Federal overtime compensation law possible by the end of 2015 - DigiNews

New Federal overtime compensation law possible by the end of 2015 - DigiNews | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
New Federal overtime compensation law possible by the end of 2015 DigiNews Learned Professional employee – work requires advanced knowledge, intellectual in character, and the job requires use of discretion and judgment, in a field of science or...
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Those working overtime may see the rules change before long.

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Labour: 'Unleash digital creativity to shift power away from Whitehall'

Labour: 'Unleash digital creativity to shift power away from Whitehall' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After a three-month review into digital government, Labours strategists have been exploring ways of improving online tools Continue reading...
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Labour’s policy chief has set out plans to transform digital services to increase public participation and customization, taking power away from Whitehall in what is described as “a new democratic revolution in which people have more power”.

Writing in the Guardian, Jon Cruddas and the shadow cabinet officer, Chi Onwurah, say that Labour’s extensive policy review has “seen a fundamental rethinking of the basic assumptions on which our party has been built for the last 30 years”.

“We know we must transform the way we do government. Big-state, top-down solutions just won’t work because to transform our country we have to help people be active participants, not helpless observers.

“The digital revolution should be about connecting people better, not about more command. It’s about sharing ideas and not imposing rigid rules, the freedom to create, not top-down control. We want people to use, create, consume, customize, play with, share, improve, inspire and own their digital services.”

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DemandProgress.tv

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Who controls the future of your food? Find out at a free online screening and discussion of the film GMO OMG on THURS 5/15. Space is limited to 2,000 people.
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Over 100,000 Homeless People Have Been Moved Into Homes & It Isn’t Stopping There! One Of The Most Profound Movements Ever!

Over 100,000 Homeless People Have Been Moved Into Homes & It Isn’t Stopping There! One Of The Most Profound Movements Ever! | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Whether you live in a major metropolis or a small town, chances are you’ve seen homeless people sleeping or wandering the streets at some point.
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Reciprocal inter-insurance exchange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reciprocal inter-insurance exchange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A reciprocal inter-insurance exchange may be operated directly by its policyholders. In theory, a small group of individuals could band together to "cross insure" each other on an informal basis.

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Why are we not talking about doing medical insurance this way? I really believe this was what medical insurance was more like in the pre-HMO days. Our Auto Insurance is this type. It is USAA. This would make the medical insurance system and health care of our nation truly consumer owned and controlled and for the most part leave the risk from too much government control and too much for-profit mooching out of the conversation. People with low or no income could elect with national or state medical voucher to buy in as subscribers like everyone else.

 

There could be more than one to choose from formed by various groups, but since the subscribers would be the voting co-op shareholders on how the business is run there really may be no need for various models.  For-profit insurance does not place their customers on their board of directors or give equal voice to them. The subscriber saving deposit could also build up as a burial policy with the excess being left to those designated as a small life insurance. This would solve another end of life issue for many.

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China reportedly blocked chat apps Line and Kakao Talk over terrorism concerns

China reportedly blocked chat apps Line and Kakao Talk over terrorism concerns | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trouble has been brewing in China since last month with several foreign internet firms experiencing accessibility issues in the country, including chat apps Line and Kakao Talk.
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Blocking connections without reason means blocking the connection of everyone and treating everyone as criminals.  There is a very thin line between protection and oppression.

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Will Donetsk be the next Grozny? - Al Jazeera America

Will Donetsk be the next Grozny? - Al Jazeera America | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Will Donetsk be the next Grozny? Al Jazeera America “There is a Russian way of warfare, which you see a lot more in the [Chechen] '99 war and which you also see in Georgia, that tends to privilege artillery a lot,” says Olga Oliker, senior...
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You get the chance here to look at Russia from another view.

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