AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US
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Four-Minute Video Explains America's Opportunity Gap (With Legos!) | BillMoyers.com

Four-Minute Video Explains America's Opportunity Gap (With Legos!) | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Whether or not you get ahead in 21st century America depends on where you started.
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Not just 'Lost Boys,' but 'Lost Girls' – in war-torn South Sudan

Not just 'Lost Boys,' but 'Lost Girls' – in war-torn South Sudan | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The previous Sudanese civil war and US humanitarian efforts gave world attention to the 'Lost Boys.' But scant attention is paid to 'Lost Girls.' As South Sudan plunges back into conflict, the risks that girls face are mounting. ...
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Obama calls widening wealth gap ‘defining challenge of our time'

Obama calls widening wealth gap ‘defining challenge of our time' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
President Obama on Thursday confronted "the defining challenge of our time" that may shape his political future: an economy whose clear improvements are not hitting home for most Americans.
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George Wolfe brings to life the story of the US civil rights movement

George Wolfe brings to life the story of the US civil rights movement | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The award-winning Broadway playwright, director, and producer spent six years carefully preparing exhibits for the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
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Times Higher Education World rankings: Asian universities make gains

Times Higher Education World rankings: Asian universities make gains | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The annual survey showed continued dominance by US and British universities, but increased government spending on higher education helped lift East Asia institutions to higher positions.
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The Non-Profit That's Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business - Wired

The Non-Profit That's Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business - Wired | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Wired The Non-Profit That's Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business Wired But after 70 years of giving people fish and teaching them how to fish, the organization is now connecting farmers with computer technology so they can sell the fish,...
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The illusion of religious freedom in Jerusalem

The illusion of religious freedom in Jerusalem | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Official Israel loves to boast of the complete freedom of worship it grants to members of all religions. In reality, however, it’s just another deception brought to you by your local ‘hasbara’ dealer.

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You are NOT allowed to commit suicide: Workers in Chinese iPad factories forced to sign pledges

You are NOT allowed to commit suicide: Workers in Chinese iPad factories forced to sign pledges | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
At least 14 workers at Foxconn factories in China have killed themselves in the last 16 months as a result of horrendous working conditions.

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Secret Recordings Inside The Federal Reserve Prompt Elizabeth Warren To Call For Investigation

Secret Recordings Inside The Federal Reserve Prompt Elizabeth Warren To Call For Investigation | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
New audio tapes raise questions about whether the Fed's regulators are too cozy with bankers, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wants an investigation.

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In conservative media, Obamacare is a disaster. In the real world, it’s working.

In conservative media, Obamacare is a disaster. In the real world, it’s working. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Affordable Care Act is going pretty well. But a lot of its critics will never know that, because the voices they trust will never tell them.

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Tim O'Keefe's comment, September 29, 2014 9:37 PM
Is that why the hospitals in Northern Idaho and Washington are inundated with Candadians? Because I have family whom would love you all to stay home enjoying your state insurance. Just sayin.
pdeppisch's comment, September 29, 2014 10:07 PM
http://deargovernorhaslam.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/enough-is-enough/
Tim O'Keefe's comment, September 29, 2014 10:11 PM
Whats your point?
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We Brought it on Ourselves: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality | BillMoyers.com

We Brought it on Ourselves: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class.
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This contains a timeline everyone should look over.

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Silicon Valley Companies Follow Google's Lead By Cutting Ties with ALEC

Silicon Valley Companies Follow Google's Lead By Cutting Ties with ALEC | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In a mass exodus, top firms like Google, Facebook, and Uber have all left the free-market focused organization with ties to the Koch brothers.
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More wins for citizens! ALEC is terrible on every level!

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Kobane Residents Remain Defiant as Islamic State Closes In

Kobane Residents Remain Defiant as Islamic State Closes In | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Thousands have fled the advance of Islamic State extremists on the northern Syrian Kurdish majority town, but those remaining are determined to fight to the last.
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The Creative Class Boondoggle in Downtown Las Vegas - Pacific Standard

The Creative Class Boondoggle in Downtown Las Vegas - Pacific Standard | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On Tony Hsieh and the pseudoscience of "collisions."
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Here is a project to watch and follow.

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Why teens often lead protests

Why teens often lead protests | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In Hong Kong’s demonstrations, a 17-year-old leads others in the demand for full democracy from China. Like many student activists, he seeks proof of theories learned in class – and assurance of a better life ahead.
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European Central Bank chief unsure over stimulus size

European Central Bank chief unsure over stimulus size | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mario Draghi, the head of the ECB, called the recovery in the EU, 'weak, fragile, and uneven.'
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Obama opposes plan to build Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem

Obama opposes plan to build Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The White House and State Department offered choreographed and critical assessments of news that Israel is accelerating plans for the 2,500-unit project.
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Take a look at the little tiny amount of space left for Palestinians to make a state from and see if the Jewish state isn't just trying to knock them all the way out of the bed.

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Supreme Court: Can Florida bar judicial candidates from soliciting funds?

Supreme Court: Can Florida bar judicial candidates from soliciting funds? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Supreme Court agrees to take up Florida ban on judicial candidates asking for contributions – a rule that aims to protect the integrity of the courts. Lower courts are split on whether such a ban violates free speech rights.
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Apple may have to repay billions from Irish government tax deal

Apple may have to repay billions from Irish government tax deal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
European commission opens formal investigation into sweetheart tax deal from 1991 that ran for 16 years Apple may have to repay tax on billions of euros of revenues after the European commission (EC) criticised illegal state aid received through...
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The atheist libertarian lie: Ayn Rand, income inequality and the fantasy of the “free market”

The atheist libertarian lie: Ayn Rand, income inequality and the fantasy of the “free market” | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Robert Reich says that one of the most deceptive ideas embraced by the Ayn Rand-inspired libertarian movement is that the free market is natural, and exists outside and beyond government. In other words, the “free market” is a constructed supernatural myth.

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The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the U.S. is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow....

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As Obamacare Pays Medical Bills, Red States Pressured On Medicaid

As Obamacare Pays Medical Bills, Red States Pressured On Medicaid | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A new report showing the continued pileup of unpaid medical bills in states that didn’t expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is escalating criticism on these Republican-led areas of the country to expand the health insurance program for the poor. The report out last week from the Obama administration shows [...]

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What the Media Doesn't Want you to Know about Money in Politics

What the Media Doesn't Want you to Know about Money in Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
While the media has skirted this pressing matter, organizers everywhere are trying to put a kibosh on obscene sums of money winning elections....

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This is one of the most serious questions that America has right now. This is more likely to harm more American directly than terrorist ever will, Keeping people in the dark and at the same time supporting propaganda that moves Citizens to vote against their own interest has cost many Americans their jobs , their home, their dignity and so much more.

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Georgia Democrats Have Registered So Many Minorities, Republicans Are Speechless—Except When They Cry Fraud

Georgia Democrats Have Registered So Many Minorities, Republicans Are Speechless—Except When They Cry Fraud | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In 2008, under the best possible conditions for a Democrat, Barack Obama lost Georgia by just over 200,000 votes, or 5.2 percent of Georgians who voted. Four years later he lost again by just over 300,000 votes, or 7.8 percent of Georgians who voted. By any measure the state is...
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Here is how a Red State tries to go to purple. Purple is the best color to be. Then there is a balance of ideas.

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US Airstrikes Target the Islamic State's Seized Syrian Oilfields

US Airstrikes Target the Islamic State's Seized Syrian Oilfields | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A US-led coalition continued a wave of attacks against the profitable oil resources controlled by the Islamic State in Syria.
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