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California in the Black | The Progressive Press

California in the Black | The Progressive Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The state of California has faced  high unemployment and massive budget shortfalls for years. Only 2 years ago, the state had a deficit of $25 billion. Governo
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These Are the Emails Snowden Sent to First Introduce His Epic NSA Leaks | WIRED

These Are the Emails Snowden Sent to First Introduce His Epic NSA Leaks | WIRED | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

 Edward Snowden's first emails as Citzenfour to Laura Poitras are a piece of history in themselves. With Poitras' permission, WIRED reveals excerpts.

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This is very revealing.

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Israel 'Jewish nation' bill moves forward

Israel 'Jewish nation' bill moves forward | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Israeli Cabinet moved to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people — and tensions are expected.
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What does religious freedom mean to people? Some people think it means free to practice what they "KNOW IS RIGHT" AND FORCE EVERYONE TO ACCEPT THEIR IDEA OR BE LESS DESERVING TO EVEN LIVE MUCH LESS HAVE A VOICE. Others believe religious freedom means Laws that support everyone's right to choose and be honest about what they believe and that respect and tolerance (which is not the same as personal acceptance) should be given to the beliefs of others as long as these beliefs do not break what society considers human rights or threatens safety.

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How China has fallen in love with private education

How China has fallen in love with private education | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.
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The biggest foreign lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.

The biggest foreign lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
What are Charles and David doing with so much land in Canada's oil sands? A group proposes a connection between the Keystone Pipeline and the Kochs.

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Obamacares second season opens with minor enrollment snags - Politico

Obamacares second season opens with minor enrollment snags - Politico | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Obamacare’s crucial second year got underway quietly Saturday, with a fraction of the enrollment fanfare and a weekend start expected to draw far less traffic than the rush that crashed HealthCare.gov within minutes of its debut in October 2013.
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UK ISPs to introduce jihadi and terror content reporting button

UK ISPs to introduce jihadi and terror content reporting button | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
BT, Virgin, Sky and Talk Talk all sign up for online initiative following intervention from Downing Street Continue reading...
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OK! This sounds like a good idea at first thought......but is there a huge space to abuse this idea? After all, one man's hero is another man's terrorist. Also, I don't know about you but I hit buttons I never mean to from time to time......What's the outcome and how hard is it to get off the list if you are sited incorrectly? How do you even know you were turned in and would it make you reluctant to speak or search freely for fear of getting caught in a loop like that and accidently ending up on the wrong link? Just saying.....I also think it could be easier to find these groups or people in online activities if they are not driven to hide underground.

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The Real Reason Behind the Democrats’ Big Midterm Losses: Robert Reich

The Real Reason Behind the Democrats’ Big Midterm Losses: Robert Reich | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The president blames himself for the Democrats’ big losses Election Day. I respectfully disagree.


- 2014/11/11
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"What he said" ....It is right on the mark!

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Republicans to Obama: We Will Give You Trade Promotion Authority

Republicans to Obama: We Will Give You Trade Promotion Authority | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Newly elected Republican majority in the Senate tells Obama they will work with him to pass fast track/Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the TTIP and TPP. By Christian Gomez
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OK! For those of you that still are buying the Republican and 1% spin about Obama being a socialist and communist and an Islamic anti-Christ......and voted for the rich white, Chinese,black or any other mega rich guys party on Election day last Tuesday ......you don't have a seat at their table with less than 50 million or so. It's let's play ball time for Republicans. Things just got pretty for the global rich and ugly for the rest of us that work for them or compete with them.

Here is how much Republicans and the 1% really hate Obama really:


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“They were elected to stop the policies of Barack Obama and the Democrat Party,” Limbaugh asserted. Unfortunately, however, Republicans are making it clear that they intend on working together with Democrats and the president to get things done, particularly Obama’s free trade agenda.

“I’ve got a lot of members who believe that international trade agreements are a winner for America and the president and I discussed that right before I came over here,” said Senator McConnell, who among other Republicans, shares Obama’s vision about the “trade” partnerships. “I think he’s interested in moving forward. I said, ‘Send us trade agreements; we’re anxious to look at them.’”

Even Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has voiced his support for the trade agreements, encouraging the president to “prioritize” passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Speaking at the Center for the National Interest dinner in New York City on October 23, Senator Paul said:

Our national power is a function of the national economy. During the Reagan renaissance, our strength in the world reflected our successful economy.

Low growth, high unemployment, and big deficits have undercut our influence in the world. Americans have suffered real consequences from a weak economy.

President George W. Bush understood that part of the projection of American power is the exporting of American goods and culture. His administration successfully brokered fourteen new free trade agreements and negotiated three others that are the only new free trade agreements approved since President Obama took office. Instead of just talking about a so-called “pivot to Asia,” the Obama administration should prioritize negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership by year’s end. [Emphasis added.]

Both the TPP and the TTIP are unprecedented regional agreements purported to create millions of new jobs and expand the U.S. economy via greater integration with the Asia-Pacific rim nations (TPP) and with the European Union (TTIP) at the expense of American sovereignty. Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), one of the few members of Congress given limited access to the TPP negotiation documents, told the Huffington Post, “Having seen what I've seen, I would characterize this as a gross abrogation of American sovereignty.”

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Democrats create an ALEC-killer

Democrats create an ALEC-killer | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Chastened by the conservative movement’s startling success at using national money to dominate state legislatures, liberal activists this week will ask top donors to support a plan to reverse the precipitous Democratic decline in state governments, where the party was trounced yet again on Tuesday. President Barack Obama’s former liaison...
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After Tuesday’s elections, during which Republicans netted more than 300 seats, the GOP had full control of at least 29 state legislatures — its biggest edge since the 1920s.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/democrats-create-an-alec-killer-112733.html#ixzz3IjesDMLN

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'We Will Only Get Louder': Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics

'We Will Only Get Louder': Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the door for the super-rich and corporations to trample democracy.

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Family of Pakistani Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy Say Mob Burned Them Alive

Family of Pakistani Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy Say Mob Burned Them Alive | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The brutality of the killings earlier this week of Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi surpassed even the usual horrific standards of such events.
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Things done in the name of God around the world surely make God weep from sadness.

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Hashtag Activism 2.0: Sites Aim To Turn Attention Into Change - WCAI

Hashtag Activism 2.0: Sites Aim To Turn Attention Into Change - WCAI | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Dump a bucket of ice water on your head and post the video on Facebook. Or tweet a picture of yourself holding a sign reading "#BringBackOurGirls.
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$9 Billion Worst Nightmare : JP Morgan Chase Paid $9 Billion to Keep This Woman Silent About Its Crimes

$9 Billion Worst Nightmare : JP Morgan Chase Paid $9 Billion to Keep This Woman Silent About Its Crimes | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Over at Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi has a blockbuster story about a thirty-something securities lawyer who Wall Street giant JP Morgan Chase paid $9 billion to keep silent.
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Chuck Schumer wants to regulate use of private drones

Chuck Schumer wants to regulate use of private drones | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Sen. Chuck Schumer said the feds must regulate private drone use after the unmanned craft was spotted near planes around Kennedy Airport.
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Majority of Americans Want Money Out of Politics

Majority of Americans Want Money Out of Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A survey conducted in July found that a majority of Americans from across the political spectrum oppose the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that opened the floodgates to endless campaign spending.
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Dr. Don Huber: GMOs and Glyphosate and Their Threat to Humanity - Food Integrity Now

Dr. Don Huber: GMOs and Glyphosate and Their Threat to Humanity - Food Integrity Now | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Dr. Don Huber is an award-winning, international scientist and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University. Today he spoke with Food Integrity about the dangers of GMOs and Glyphosate (Roundup).  Dr. Huber’s 50+ years of research and expertise in the area of plant pathology with a focus on epidemiology and control of soil-borne pathogens … continue reading …
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 The chairman of the USDA chose to disregard this man when he and five other scientist knowledgeable in this field expressed huge concerns over the threats and unknowns related  to GMO's.  Will you disregard him too by not even bothering to listen to this podcast?  He isn't trying to sale you anything at the end that he will personally gain massive sums of money from either. This man was one of our top advisers to our nation on poisons including at one time bio-chemical warfare  over the last 40 years. Please take time to listen and share this information broadly…….Somethings matter more than humanity notices and this is  one of those things.

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The Geography of Terrorism

The Geography of Terrorism | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.
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Tech firms need to fight jihadist material online says David Cameron

Tech firms need to fight jihadist material online says David Cameron | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
UK prime minister unveils joint initiative with Australia to ensure that internet does not become an ungoverned space David Cameron warned technology firms they have to do more to stop jihadist material on the internet as he pledged a common...
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This article covers the push of trade agreement discussions as well as the idea of ISPs spying, censoring and reporting information  to the government about potential terrorist.


So here is my point on censoring terrorist.......Would George Washington have been a terrorist to Britain back in his day? How do you decide who to censor and report once you start spying in mass on everyone that is your costumer or citizen or guest? Is this not more than a bit one sided to assume our government or tech company is allowed to know every intimate detail of citizen's and customer's connections and discussions and share this info with each other and the public is not allowed to know any of these same organizations intentions even when it comes to trade agreements and business deals that directly affect us all?......I get it that terrorist are bad, but this proposal may be equally bad when it comes to overall freedoms. How long is it affective to ground your teenager when they are bent on doing something stupid anyway? Restrictions more often lead to the teenagers or in this case angry, or often disenfranchised people to act out even more.  Understanding and addressing people's real needs and fears is a far more affective way of changing or preventing undesirable behavior. Putting everyone in handcuffs might prevent terrorism of one type, but may not be the best answer for free people. There are many that believe any recruiting for the purpose of killing others is evil.....including any legal, national or local military type of activity.....  which by the way often kills hundreds of thousands of innocent people as well.


This article is interesting on many levels and brings many important questions to mind. Here is an excerpt of a well taken point about the trade agreements pushed for in this article:


Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the UK Trade Union Congress, who is in Australia for the G20, also questioned the way in which trade deals are being struck in private.


She said: “The one bit of Aussie slang David Cameron didn’t use was the ‘fair go’ - the core Australian principle that workers deserve respect and a decent standard of living.


“Living standards are still under pressure in both countries and zero hours jobs are on the rise. Trade deals could help stimulate growth and investment but with unions locked out of G20 dialogue people are understandably suspicious that this is too much about making corporations richer and too little about creating decent jobs and higher wages.”




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China’s military outpacing US technology

The Pentagon is warning that China's investments in its own military are threatening the US' superiority. Although the US spends vastly more on its armed forces than all other nations,...
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McConnell And Obama Are Already Planning To Undercut Liberal Democrats In Congress

McConnell And Obama Are Already Planning To Undercut Liberal Democrats In Congress | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that he and President Barack Obama are already discussing plans to cut corporate tax rates and pass free trade agreements, following the GOP's major gains in Tuesday's elections.

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Who really won last Tuesday? Not the workers or citizens of his or any country...but the already powerful 1%.........Please wake up America! Obama is already on board with the 1% Republican agenda...it was all those others that were voted out of their way with big money ads and the hate Obama diversion that were really the gatekeepers between the sale off of American and private citizen interest and protections. They stood between  not only the Republican' worst agenda, but also Obama's that was usually shared by Republicans and owned by the 1%......Some really bad policy may shape up easily now....Thanks to far too many for believing the wrong spin and being a sleep at the voting wheel.... OBAMA IS NOT A SOCIALIST< CONMMUNIST>>>>ISLAMIC OR THE ANTI_CHRIST!!!! He is only about two spits away from these Republicans on maybe three issues....He stands for green jobs and energy, expanding health care to include everyone affordably , and finding ways to help students afford education......other than those you can't tell hardly see any difference in his agenda in action from the dream Republican agenda. Sorry for all of us that so many got bamboozled!

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AOL Becomes Latest Tech Giant to Flee From ALEC

AOL Becomes Latest Tech Giant to Flee From ALEC | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Another tech company has decided to part ways with the controversial conservative group.
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This is how progressives and soon to be everyone else is going to get money to stop corrupting policy and our daily lives. Shinning a spotlight makes a difference in performance and outcome! Search and Check out "exposing ALEC" after you read this good news article. Mississippi  just re-elected a former State Chairman for ALEC to be a representative in Congress again along with others that work for ALEC as a Thank You for ads that got them elected. You have to know what's going on to shine spotlights on it folks.

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Obama Quietly Champions Very Shady Trade Deal; Home Run for Wall Street

Obama Quietly Champions Very Shady Trade Deal; Home Run for Wall Street | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is back on Obama’s agenda. He’s hoping to sneak it through with secret meetings and this... Read more »

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Officials Say the 43 Students Missing In Mexico Were Incinerated

Officials Say the 43 Students Missing In Mexico Were Incinerated | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mexican attorney general Jesus Murrillo Karam said Friday the 43 students were likely executed and burned for hours in a dump near the town where they disappeared.
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The Islamic State Vs. Lebanon

The Islamic State Vs. Lebanon | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
VICE News traveled to Lebanon to explore the battle being waged by one of the world's fiercest militant groups against one of the Middle East’s smallest and most fragile nations.
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President Flim-Flam Leads Dems To Midterm Massacre - OpEd - Eurasia Review

President Flim-Flam Leads Dems To Midterm Massacre - OpEd - Eurasia Review | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
“The Republican victory does not represent a shift by the American population to the right, but demonstrates the bankrupt and reactionary character of the Democratic Party and the mass disillusionm...
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What the election mainly shows is what happens when the masses fail to show up in mass at elections.

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