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LIBOR Scandal More Than Fraud - Whole Game Is Rigged

LIBOR Scandal More Than Fraud - Whole Game Is Rigged | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Costas Lapavitsas: From multimillion dollar losses by cities like Baltimore to pension fund losses and much more, the LIBOR interest rate scandal shows that such mechanisms must be taken out of the hands of banks and be run in public interest.

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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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Interesting take on a new leader.

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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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▶ Chris Hedges: Americans Are Living a Fantasy - The Illusion of Love, Wisdom, Happiness (2009) - YouTube

A postliterate society is a hypothetical society in which multimedia technology has advanced to the point where literacy, the ability to read or write, is no...
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Wow! These guys have been around to see all sorts of realities around the world. They have uniquely clear views of the world.

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This Just In: Airstrikes Hit Power Plant in Gaza

This Just In: Airstrikes Hit Power Plant in Gaza | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Footage from latest Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip that targeted a power plant and the deputy chief of Hamas' home.
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Does anyone else think this is just about erasing the Palestinians off the planet. With an average age of 17 Israel has declared war on a country dominated by a population of kids!

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ElizabethWarren.com is the official website of Elizabeth Warren's campaign for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Sign up to join the fight for middle class families
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Today is the fourth anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the law that established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- and the third anniversary of the date the CFPB became an independent agency. And in those three years, the agency has done a lot to help level the playing field:

  • The CFPB has forced big financial companies to return more than $4 billion dollars to consumers they cheated.
  • The CFPB has put in place rules to protect consumers from a whole host of dangerous financial products and to make sure that companies can't issue the kinds of deceptive mortgages that contributed to millions of foreclosures.
  • The CFPB has helped tens of thousands of consumers resolve complaints against financial institutions that cheated them. 
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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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Important! Share broadly!

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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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Republicans vote to sue Obama

Republicans vote to sue Obama | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Republican-led US House of Representatives has cleared the way for a lawsuit against Barack Obama.
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NO time to vote on Ambassadors or do their real job but they find time to sue Obama because he appointed people while the congress failed to and went on vacation instead. Now they find time to vote on suing him but not to vote on appointees to slots left open for years.Well if Obama is getting  sued anyway because he appointed some people to actually due work, he needs to appoint some more people while congress takes this month long vacation instead of staying to vote in people to fill very many much needed positions.

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If Filming Cops is ‘Interference,’ It’s the Least We Can Do

If Filming Cops is ‘Interference,’ It’s the Least We Can Do | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton offers a vile defense of officers caught on camera brutalizing and killing civilians.
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There are pros and cons to filming police activities. 

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The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less

The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household fell 36 percent in the 10 years ended in 2013, according to a study.
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Wow! Here is something to think about.

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