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Divided they fall

Divided they fall | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
TIED into a union of which both parties are weary, Britain’s Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are increasingly leading separate lives. Although relations... (British coalition partners are growing apart.
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AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US
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Rex Tillerson Schools Marco Rubio over Saudi Arabia after Questioned on Cuba Policy at Hearing

[full section] Senator Marco Rubio vs Donald Trump's Secretary of State Pick Rex Tillerson at Confirmation Hearing 1/11/2017
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Very interesting dodgeball game Tillerson plays!  He gives no hint of how he will view any daily world events. This will be like confirming a man locked in a locked black box no one can see into....He answers nothing critical does that we he knows nothing? Does he think the American public & Rubio are too stupid to comprehend his response or doe he even respect those he seeks to represent enough to offer a serious answer rather than a dodge?  Perhaps he should have just sent a tweet rather than show up that said something like "I'll answer your questions if I feel like it after you confirm me".
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Moscow’s power players toast President Trump

Moscow’s power players toast President Trump | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Champagne and smiles as a Russia-friendly populist becomes America’s leader
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Russia welcomes the end of American Global influence as Trump moves to put America first and pull out of internationally commitments unless they pay America for the service.
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The NYTimes takes an in-depth look at Trump's attempts to do business in Russia. Read it here:

The NYTimes takes an in-depth look at Trump's attempts to do business in Russia. Read it here: | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Donald J. Trump, and eventually his children, repeatedly sought business in Russia as far back as 1987, in a variety of ventures. But none got off the ground.

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Mnuchin Calls for Boosting IRS Despite House Plan to Streamline

Mnuchin Calls for Boosting IRS Despite House Plan to Streamline | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said one of his priorities if confirmed would be to increase staff and modernize technology at the Internal Revenue Service -- a move that Republicans who control the agency’s budget may reject.
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George Soros, Mastercard to partner to aid migrants, refugees

George Soros, Mastercard to partner to aid migrants, refugees | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status.
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Partnerships Pave the Way for our Collective Roadmap

Partnerships Pave the Way for our Collective Roadmap | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Showing remarkable consensus in a period of uncertainty and of questioning the multilateral system, last year our global leaders adopted the mos
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Trump's Education Pick Seems Unfamiliar With This Federal Education Law

Trump's Education Pick Seems Unfamiliar With This Federal Education Law | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Sens. Tim Kaine and Maggie Hassan were beside themselves at her confirmation hearing during a back-and-forth over students with disabilities.
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Democracy in 2016: all’s well that ends well - SWI swissinfo.ch

Democracy in 2016: all’s well that ends well - SWI swissinfo.ch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As a dramatic year for elections and referendums around the world comes to an end, there is little sign of “democracy fatigue”.
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6 ways Ben Carson could screw up fair, affordable housing

6 ways Ben Carson could screw up fair, affordable housing | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
If the nominee for secretary of housing and urban development takes right-wingers’ advice, he could undermine many of HUD’s key programs.
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What is written here is not a given but all those concerns listed here are worth watching as Carson assumes leadership over housing and urban development.
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World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50% | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A new report by Oxfam warns of the growing and dangerous concentration of wealth
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Philanthropy in the Age of Trump: Six Predictions

Philanthropy in the Age of Trump: Six Predictions | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
What does a once-unthinkable Donald J. Trump presidency mean for
philanthropy and the nonprofit sector more broadly? In part, it depends on
where you sit.
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Philanthropy vs. Tyranny: Inside the Open Society Foundations' Biggest Battle Yet

Philanthropy vs. Tyranny: Inside the Open Society Foundations' Biggest Battle Yet | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The winds of history are no longer at the back of George Soros's vast
global foundation. But according to its president, Chris Stone, OSF is in a
stronger position than ever to press the cause of civil society.
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Checking In at Trump Hotels

Checking In at Trump Hotels | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The man who would be president is also the name behind a string of high-end hotels. Inside his particular brand of luxury.
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The price of admission befits a luxury hotel. The cheapest available room on a July weekend at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York was $563 a night, according to a recent online search. At Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, it was $420 a night. That said, rooms are not always out of reach. For instance, one search turned up rooms at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas for $165 a night.
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Rex Tillerson Shuts Down Marco Rubio Barrage of Questioning

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Confirmation Hearing Follow me on Twitter for latest videos And Live Strea
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FPI Bulletin: Tillerson, Trump, and Putin | Foreign Policy Initiative

FPI Bulletin: Tillerson, Trump, and Putin | Foreign Policy Initiative | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The United States remains the world's indispensable nation -- indispensable to international peace, security, and stability, and indispensable to safe-guarding and advancing the ideals and principles we hold dear.

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5 reasons why the economy is failing the environment, and humanity

5 reasons why the economy is failing the environment, and humanity | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The global economy treats the stability of Earth as a luxury good. This is a fundamental flaw that threatens humanity. It must change.
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Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests

Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in.
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Inside the wild, shadowy, and highly lucrative bail industry

Inside the wild, shadowy, and highly lucrative bail industry | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
How $550 and a five-day class gets you the right to stalk, arrest, and shoot people.
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This is about the influence of ALEC and it's members over our bonding system. 
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Read More Updates From Trump Picks' Confirmation Hearings

Read More Updates From Trump Picks' Confirmation Hearings | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Four more people face questions today.
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Barack Obama’s Approval Rating Reaches 60 Percent As He Leaves Office

Barack Obama’s Approval Rating Reaches 60 Percent As He Leaves Office | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
His numbers are the highest they’ve been since early in his first term.
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Is Switzerland’s double-majority system outdated? - SWI swissinfo.ch

Is Switzerland’s double-majority system outdated? - SWI swissinfo.ch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The political divide between French- and German-speaking Switzerland is fading, while differences between urban and rural areas are intensifying.
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Why Trump’s secretary of state pick shows up in leaked offshore documents

Why Trump’s secretary of state pick shows up in leaked offshore documents | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The leaked documents relate to Rex Tillerson's long-standing business ties in Russia.
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Hollowed Out: Big Donors, Inequality, and the Threat to Civil Society

Hollowed Out: Big Donors, Inequality, and the Threat to Civil Society | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
You're not imagining things: A new report confirms that wealthy donors
really do have a much bigger footprint in the nonprofit world. What does
this growing clout mean for the rest of us?
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“The growth of inequality is mirrored in philanthropy,” said report co-author Chuck Collins. “As wealth concentrates in fewer hands, so does philanthropic giving and power. We believe this poses considerable risks to both our independent sector and democracy.” These risks are hardly hypothetical. They’ve been playing out for years, as noted earlier, a trend that accounts for a strong tilt of politics and public policy toward the wealthy, as the scholars Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson documented in their book, Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. While most accounts of how the wealthy hijacked public policy focus on the role of campaign donors and lobbyists, the role of philanthropy has also been critical. Charitable giving has fueled the rise of a vast national and state infrastructure of policy and advocacy groups on the right that have advanced a range of policies that favor the wealthy, starting with tax cuts and deregulation. In a country where people tend to “bowl alone,” as Robert Putnam famously said, ordinary citizens have failed to respond by financing organizations to defend their economic interests in the halls of power. The unions that once helped do that have long been moribund.
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Open society - Wikipedia

Open society - Wikipedia

Popper's concept of the open society is epistemological rather than political. When Popper wrote The Open Society and its Enemies , he believed that the social sciences had failed to grasp the significance and the nature of fascism and communism because these sciences were based on what he saw to be faulty epistemology.

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I keep hearing how bad George Soros is..... I have to admit now the more I read about what he gives money to the more I think his heart is definitely in the right place for society. Sadly, most billionaires are not interested in investing in issues that affect or empower the average person or pitiful person that would offer a them a better chance in life unless it is tied to lining their own pockets and giving them the power to rule. This is an article about history and philosophical ideas.... With the hostile take over of the nation by bringing out all types of haters and high dollar donors (Vois), or their high representatives in industry (Tillerson) by Donald Trump it appears a peculiar type of modern tribalism may win. What do you think? Will Soros be wasting his money by pinning his hopes and his remaining fortune on the average man and woman to make their own wise choices for the future.
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