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Stoneless rivers

Stoneless rivers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
TRUSTING investors can easily be gulled by scams designed to relieve them of their savings. In China efforts to educate the unwary extend to the streets. Walls are... (Can China feel its way across the turbulent waters of financial reform?
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Why you should really start doing more things alone

Why you should really start doing more things alone | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
We're all leaving a lot of happiness on the table.
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Self-imposed oppression of behavior occurs for those that cannot go out into life without a friend. There is a certain freedom in aloneness.

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BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core

BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, April 21, 2015– Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. Today,

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The Rich Are Not Entitled to Bankrupt the United States

The Rich Are Not Entitled to Bankrupt the United States | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The real threat is the array of entitlements demanded by the very rich.
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House Approves Controversial Cybersecurity Bill - US News

House Approves Controversial Cybersecurity Bill - US News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Critics of previous cybersecurity bills included Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schiff, who has characterized the privacy provisions of past bills as inadequate, opened debate Wednesday by announcing his support the legislation in the hope that it could prevent future attacks on U.S. networks.


Congress has been pressured to address cybersecurity after numerous companies suffered data breaches last year, including at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Target Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, and health insurer Anthem .

“At some point, we need to stop just hearing about cyber attacks that steal our most valuable trade secrets and our most private information, and actually do something to stop them,” Schiff said.

Privacy protections in the bill are stronger than in previous efforts, he said, while adding that improvements still needed to be made to make sure companies are not given too much immunity if they share unnecessary customer data or if they fail to act on leads about hacker threats.

“We need to further clarify that our liability protection only extends to those who act – or fail to act – reasonably,” he said.

The White House also supported the House bill on Tuesday, signaling President Barack Obama would sign the legislation, but the White House also wants changes made. Along with calling for limits on the collection and sharing of unnecessary consumer data, the administration said giving companies too much legal protection for failing to protect consumer privacy or to act on hacker threat data “may weaken cybersecurity writ large.”
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I don't mind companies protecting their own interest as long as it doesn't undermine our private interest. Sounds like they want a free pass on their "oops" sorry that happened mistake or deliberate  mass data scoops to save time and just happened to catch your personal business and info but don't hold this company accountable..

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Bill Would Make ‘Policing For Profit’ Ticket Schemes a Federal Civil Rights Violation

Bill Would Make ‘Policing For Profit’ Ticket Schemes a Federal Civil Rights Violation | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Police departments all over the United States are raking in the money from average citizens. These aren't hardened criminals, they are every-day people
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Walker's Dark Money Allies Orchestrate Coup of the Courts

Walker's Dark Money Allies Orchestrate Coup of the Courts | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Two court cases this week will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law.
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Obama and Republicans Agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Unfortunately

Obama and Republicans Agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Unfortunately | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The agreement is little more than enhanced corporation power branded as free trade. And it’s making for some very odd alliances.
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Man Dies After Cops Break His Neck, Sever His Spine, Bruise His Brain, Snap His Leg, And Crush His Larynx

Man Dies After Cops Break His Neck, Sever His Spine, Bruise His Brain, Snap His Leg, And Crush His Larynx | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A man who was viciously attacked last week by Baltimore cops, seemingly for no reason other than being in a ‘high crime area’, has lost his struggle for life in hospital.
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Probably Federal Prison in the future for these cops....

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Obama Would Sign Compromise Iran Bill As It Stands, White House Says

Obama Would Sign Compromise Iran Bill As It Stands, White House Says | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the measure, which would give Congress say over negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program.
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The House Republican Budget Plan Destroys Medicare and Makes Health Care Unaffordable for Beneficiaries

The House Republican Budget Plan Destroys Medicare and Makes Health Care Unaffordable for Beneficiaries | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2015, H. Con. Res. 96, introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), was passed by the House of Representatives on April 10, 2014. It would end traditional Medicare, make it harder for seniors to choose their own doctors, and increase health care costs for both current and future retirees. The House Republican budget ends traditional Medicare and achieves savings for the federal government by shifting costs to Medicare beneficiaries.
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Stop this secret trade agreement that would censor the Internet.

Stop this secret trade agreement that would censor the Internet. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Congress is pushing legislation right now that would 'Fast Track' the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a secretive agreement negotiated behind closed doors by government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists. It threatens everything you care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, and the Internet.
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Watch it please! Share fast and ring state reps phones off the wall…….This is a big one and really matters! In Mississippi at least the recent newsletter from Wicker says he loves this and wants to support Obama to cut this deal fast. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a "big business" and rich person private club and includes (ALEC) members from our Elected Officials will be behind their big money donors on this so will the Rove PAC money receivers because big oil money runs thick to those officials.

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Man unwittingly attends Obama roundtable

Man unwittingly attends Obama roundtable | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The employee thought he would be sitting in the audience at a news conference.
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The Civil War Isn't Over - The Atlantic

The Civil War Isn't Over - The Atlantic | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
From Reconstruction to Jim Crow to the Civil Rights era to the present, Americans have fought over the great issues at the heart of the conflict.
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The American Legislative Exchange Council: A Primer On The Premier Right-Wing Corporate Lawmaking Shop | Political Correction

The American Legislative Exchange Council: A Primer On The Premier Right-Wing Corporate Lawmaking Shop | Political Correction | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Excerpt: But read THE FULL ARTICLE.

percent of ALEC's annual revenues." [Justice.org, May 2010, emphasis added]

ALEC Is A Secretive Organization. As reported by NPR: "Much about ALEC is private. It does not disclose how it spends its money or who gives it to them. ALEC rarely grants interviews. [Senior policy director Michael] Bowman won't even say which legislators are members." [NPR.org, 10/29/10]

ALEC Provides Ready-Made Pieces Of Law To Legislators Who "Often Have No Staff To Do Independent Research." As reported by Mother Jones:

With more than 2,400 state lawmakers as members -- roughly one third of the nation's total -- ALEC is a year-round clearinghouse for business-friendly legislation. Its nine task forces, each composed of legislators and representatives from private industry, sit down together to draft model bills on issues ranging from agriculture to school vouchers, which are then introduced in state legislatures across the country.

Though it calls itself "the nation's largest bipartisan, individual membership association of state legislators," ALEC might better be described as one of the nation's most powerful -- and least known -- corporate lobbies. While other lobbyists focus on the federal government, ALEC gives business a direct hand in writing bills that are considered in state assemblies nationwide. Funded primarily by large corporations, industry groups, and conservative foundations -- including R.J. Reynolds, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute -- the group takes a chain-restaurant approach to public policy, supplying precooked McBills to state lawmakers. Since most legislators are in session only part of the year and often have no staff to do independent research, they're quick to swallow what ALEC serves up. [Mother Jones, September 2002, emphasis added]

ALEC Connects Conservative State Legislators With Corporate Lobbyists. As reported by Fortune: "The organization [ALEC], founded in 1973 and funded mostly by corporations and conservative foundations, exists to bring business-friendly state lawmakers together with lobbyists for corporations, including AT&T, Exxon Mobil, Wal-Mart, and Johnson & Johnson. It drafts model bills related to its goals of free markets and limited government. Issues that ALEC has influenced include Arizona's anti-immigration law, tort reform in Mississippi, and the opposition to Net neutrality. Despite the intimate involvement of lobbyists, ALEC officials insist the organization is not a lobbying group, since it doesn't follow lawmakers to try to advance their bills. Instead, ALEC is a charity, a status it justifies because of its educational mission. The designation allows the group to collect tax-deductible contributions, and it eases lawmaker travel to ALEC events." [Fortune, 1/10/11, emphasis added, internal citations removed]

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What/Who is ALEC? Read over this to find out the power this unelected body is asserting over our officials and policy in our nation and by extension through out the globe. SHARE BROADLY! THIS ORGANIZATION IS SHAPING OUR WORLD TO SUIT THEIR OWN DESIGN  WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. BY THE WAY, THERE ARE AT LEAST 60 MORE, LESS, LARGE GROUPS LIKE ALEC OUT THERE AS WELL. NOT ALL TARGET MAINLY REPUBLICANS.

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What We Know Now - The American Prospect

What We Know Now - The American Prospect | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after we started the Prospect, the challenges of redressing inequality and reviving democracy are even more urgent.
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WATCH NOW: Lawrence Lessig Makes the Case for an Elizabeth Warren Candidacy

WATCH NOW: Lawrence Lessig Makes the Case for an Elizabeth Warren Candidacy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On Monday night Mayday Pac co-founder and Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig made the passionate case for Run Warren Run at "An Evening With Lawrence Lessig In NYC." Check out the full video:  Van Jones also spoke at the event and told the story of the first time he met Elizabeth Warren. Take a look:
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Click on Van Jones talk as well!

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JFK and the Ignorance of Voters | Nomadic Politics

JFK and the Ignorance of Voters | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A Kennedy quote is the basis for this meme about the dangers of ignorance.
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Indigenous People Occupy Brazil's Legislature, Protesting Bill's Violation of Land Rights

Indigenous People Occupy Brazil's Legislature, Protesting Bill's Violation of Land Rights | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Indigenous people were protesting a proposed constitutional amendment they fear could lead to corporate land grabs.
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Obama and Elizabeth Warren Trade Blows on TPP - YouTube

Larry Cohen, President, Communication Workers of America talks with Bill Press about Obama and Elizabeth Warren sharing their disagreement on the TPP. Click ...
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Not good for labor or people's rights!

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Internet.org: delivering poor Internet to poor people - Boing Boing

Internet.org: delivering poor Internet to poor people - Boing Boing | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Boing Boing Internet.org: delivering poor Internet to poor people Boing Boing Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org project bribes corrupt, non-neutral carriers in poor countries to exempt Facebook and other services of its choosing from their data-caps,...
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Debt-free sovereign money for Iceland?

Critical Thinking website for the Free University which grew out of Occupy London and the Bank of Ideas. Truth, lies, myth and reality - exploring commonly held beliefs/perceptions promoted by politicians, media, business and public institutions. If you are alarmed at the current economic turmoil, debt and austerity, growing inequality, wars of aggression, infringement of civil liberties and many other concerns expressed by the occupy movements, this course will develop your understanding of the root causes. The course is aimed at anyone keen to expand their knowledge of how the world works, identify levers for real change and work on solutions.
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Published on Sunday, 12 April 2015 11:12

That this article appeared in the Financial Times (FT) is remarkable. The FT is part of the Pearson Group and like the Economist is controlled by the House of Rothschild whose ancestor Meyer Amschel Rothschild stated in 1790:“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”

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One of America's Reddest States Embraced Socialism to Fight Robber Barons and Bankers. Here's Why They Aren't Looking Back - NationofChange

One of America's Reddest States Embraced Socialism to Fight Robber Barons and Bankers. Here's Why They Aren't Looking Back - NationofChange | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
North Dakota has come up with a solution to fight back against Wall Street—embrace socialism. While it might be the reddest state in America, it's ironically the most socialist state. If North Dakota can do it, so can the rest of the states.
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Great points on why socialism has a place to some degree in this nation.

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The Weak Link: Winning State Elections

The Weak Link: Winning State Elections | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
This post first appeared Campaign for America’s Future.
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New Report: Big Banks Require Tellers to Use Predatory Practices

New Report: Big Banks Require Tellers to Use Predatory Practices | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Image: AP Photo/Alan Diaz Front-line workers at our nation’s big banks — tellers, loan interviewers and customer service representatives — are required by their employers to exploit customers, according to a revealing report out today from the...
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