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The Biggest Republican Lie -- 'America Is Broke'

The Biggest Republican Lie -- 'America Is Broke' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
America is not broke. We are not in a time of "scarcity" and when we buy into this fallacy, we contribute to political decisions that actually will do damage to our standard of living and that of our children.
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This is indeed the biggest lie! 

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Even The Most Talented Workers Depend On The People Around Them - Business Insider

Even The Most Talented Workers Depend On The People Around Them - Business Insider | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Even The Most Talented Workers Depend On The People Around Them
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They were becoming more familiar with particular nurses and anesthesiologists, learning about their strengths and weaknesses, habits and styles.
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Here is evidence that strong healthy communities promote success among the members of that community.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s drought lasted until he gave up on independence and began to work interdependently again with talented collaborators. It wasn’t his own idea: his wife Olgivanna convinced him to start a fellowship for apprentices to help him with his work. When apprentices joined him in 1932, his productivity soared, and he was soon working on the Fallingwater house, which would be seen by many as the greatest work of architecture in modern history. 



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You Mean It's Not Really that Much of a Meritocracy?

You Mean It's Not Really that Much of a Meritocracy? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Douthat with an epic column on our
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This is good! This is very very good!

 

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[D]on’t come out and say it! Next people will start wondering why the names in the U.S. News rankings change so little from decade to decade. Or why the American population gets bigger and bigger, but our richest universities admit the same size classes every year, Or why in a country of 300 million people and countless universities, we can’t seem to elect a president or nominate a Supreme Court justice who doesn’t have a Harvard or Yale degree.

No, it’s better for everyone when these questions aren’t asked too loudly. The days of noblesse oblige are long behind us, so our elite’s entire claim to legitimacy rests on theories of equal opportunity and upward mobility, and the promise that “merit” correlates with talents and deserts.

 

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To Strengthen Economies, Let Women Work

To Strengthen Economies, Let Women Work | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Money earned by women is more likely to be spent on family, especially daughters.
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Money will be spent especially on daughters. Can anyone argue against that?

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Are Republicans Finally Waking Up to the Realities of the Sequester? | Nomadic Politics

Are Republicans Finally Waking Up to the Realities of the Sequester? | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The same Republicans who thought Norquist's infamous comment about "shrinking government small enough to drown it in the bathtub" was witty and wise are now having second thoughts about the idea.
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The thought of a shrinking governmnet is just as upsetting as one that often appears to a government for hire to the highest bidder and a link to the next 6 figure job for officials and regulators.

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Peter Chernin, ex-president of News Corp, has ... - The Next Web

Peter Chernin, ex-president of News Corp, has ... - The Next Web | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
According to Reuters, Peter Chernin, ex-President of News Corp has bid $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming giant. The timing of the offer isn't surprising, as Hulu has been shopping for a buyer, but the amount is.
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Bahrain police break up women's protest with stun grenades

In Bahrain's Al-Malikiyah, security forces used stun grenades and teargas to disperse female anti-government demonstrators (RT @SHalMosawi: العالم يرى مايفعله هؤلاء للمرأة في البحرين عار #Bahrain police break up women's protest with stun grenades ...
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Some Ideas About Our Economy That Are Bound To Make The Wall Street Journal Very, Very Upset

Some Ideas About Our Economy That Are Bound To Make The Wall Street Journal Very, Very Upset | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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The Secret Story of the World's Oil Domination: Who Are the Seven Sisters? | The Progressive Press

The Secret Story of the World's Oil Domination: Who Are the Seven Sisters? | The Progressive Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In 1928, three main global petroleum producers - Royal Dutch Shell, Standard Oil Co.
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This is a documentary everyone might want to watch whether one agrees with it or not. Looks interesting. I will be checking it out for sure.

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National Conference for Media Reform | Free Press

National Conference for Media Reform | Free Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
National Conference for Media Reform
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Happening right now all weekend in Denver...Live stream usually going on so join in.

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Our Brave New World of Employment Background Checks | Mother ...

Our Brave New World of Employment Background Checks | Mother ... | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
And thanks to modern technology, employers are a lot more likely to be aware of these problems. Obviously a prison record has always made it hard to find a job. A poor credit report can blackball you these days.
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...For Keesha Goode, $34.97 in missing merchandise was enough to destroy her future in retailing....She received a letter from Dollar General alerting her that she had been turned down for a job partly because of her listing in Esteem, and a copy of the report showed that she had a “verified admission” for “theft of merchandise.” She wrote LexisNexis, “I was accused of not reporting on a former employee who was stealing merchandise, but I did not steal anything myself.”

 
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Ending Domestic Abuse with Loveisrespect

Ending Domestic Abuse with Loveisrespect | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
One in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
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Public Citizen acts to end national student loan crisis

Public Citizen acts to end national student loan crisis | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Today Public Citizen sent Education Examiner notice that an online action has just been launched to stop corporate predators from trapping students in cycles of (.@Public_Citizen acts to end national student loan crisis.
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This would give many a great hope of getting an education without signing up for life long debt as a reward for completing an education..

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Technology design for addressing human trafficking - Boing Boing

Technology design for addressing human trafficking - Boing Boing | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Boing Boing Technology design for addressing human trafficking Boing Boing danah boyd sez, "Researchers who focus on technology's role in human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of minors teamed up to create a short primer for...
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This is about the use of technology to help correct something wrong in society.

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The Odd Story of C.S. Lewis, An Extremely Odd Man

The Odd Story of C.S. Lewis, An Extremely Odd Man | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The author who understood so little about the emotional life still speaks eloquently to millions of us 50 years after his death, writes A.N. Wilson.
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This has little to do with austeristy but it's a very interesting story about a man's life and I thought I'd share it here for lack of other ideas on where to currate this review.

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Hillary Clinton and the Crisis of America’s Women Caregivers

Hillary Clinton and the Crisis of America’s Women Caregivers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The burdens of caring for an aging population are falling heavily on the shoulders of American women, writes Gail Sheehy.
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I am watching my Father wear himself out for my Mom and he won't trust anyone to care as much as he does. So I think it just depends on who fails first. I also have worked with many men we covered for on the job while they cared for a failing parent. When it is children then I usually see more mothers doing most the care giving, but if they are married the father usually trys to stay employed which is not always easy at a time of crisis.

 

We need more support for our aging and ill andthe families. Often they lose everyhting and the family breaks up. Obama's so called death panels were actually the idea of legal advisors at such times. This would have helped many I have known that will discuss things more with a professional than involve or bother family who often know little more than they do, but lawyers are expensive and often disappointing but they still charge a fee.

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Saudi Arabia’s Feminist Revolution Has Begun

Saudi Arabia’s Feminist Revolution Has Begun | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Kingdom is reportedly allowing women to ride bicycles. How generous of them, writes David Keyes.
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Opps! I didn't know I couldn't no wonder the guys at toy-r-us was smiling when I was trying ours out for size.

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Romney’s Million Dollar Campaign Contributor Considers to Tax Escape to Puerto Rico | Nomadic Politics

Romney’s Million Dollar Campaign Contributor Considers to Tax Escape to Puerto Rico | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
At the beginning of last year, before the presidential campaign had really gotten underway, Nomadic Politics reported that one of Mitt Romney’s high- dollar contributors to his Restore Our Future SuperPAC was hedge fund billionaire, John Paulson. Now, if Bllomberg reports are true, Paulson is exploring a move to Puerto Rica to take advantage of a new tax laws there which will allow new residents to pay no loacl or US federal taxes on captial gains.
Rumor has it that a few of the members of the 1% are considering the same thing.
There are some thing important disadvantages to re-locating. They shall soon find that Puerto Rica may not be to their liking. But it might give them an idea what America could look like in a decade or less. 
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Hackers threaten to 'wipe Israel off Internet map' in massive cyber attack - Diplomacy & Defense

Hackers threaten to 'wipe Israel off Internet map' in massive cyber attack - Diplomacy & Defense | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Some 19,000 Israeli Facebook accounts have been reportedly attacked by hackers affiliated with Anonymous group; hackers threaten to wage 'the largest Internet battle in the history of mankind.' (#freepalestine #opisrael
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Watch the National Media Reform Conference | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Watch the National Media Reform Conference | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Grab a front row seat at the National Media Reform Conference, an annual meeting of media experts and advocates.
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The new reform conference is happening now in Denver. This group is so amazing they have made enemies due to their effectiveness. Here's a keynote speaker that tells what its all about. A good wolf and a bad wolf live in the media....which ones wins? The one we feed.....listen to more click on the title. The fight is still on and getting nastier and harder for citizens to keep their voice.

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Former DOJ Chief Rehired by Big Bank Law Firm | The Progressive Press

Former DOJ Chief Rehired by Big Bank Law Firm  | The Progressive Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Lanny Breuer, is returning to his roots.
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Out the revolving door door with job accomplished in "corporate service" dressed as a public servant job title. We need to dust off the conflict if interest and bribery laws.....We need to lock corrupted officials up and drop charters for companies that use these technics to corrupt and should have started at least 30 years ago.

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Unemployment Decreased Slightly, Fewer New Jobs Created | The Progressive Press

Unemployment Decreased Slightly, Fewer New Jobs Created | The Progressive Press | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
March 2013 unemployment decreased slightly and fewer new jobs created than forecast Is the worse still to come?
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I agree with this sign. Employed people make things, buy things, can afford to learn things and are empowered enough to change things peacefully if they can just find the will to make it happen. Desperate people are just that ...desperate....so don't be surprised if they burn down your house and steal your food because even the weakest can become strong with anger and hate

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Mourning In America: The Incomplete Education of David Stockman - Forbes

Mourning In America: The Incomplete Education of David Stockman - Forbes | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mourning In America: The Incomplete Education of David Stockman: Jeremiads on public sector issues distracts attention from the root cause of America's economic problems: the decline of the private sector...
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I think I would not like or agree with the book, but I love this review.

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Fast food workers open a new front in the struggle for fair wages - Video on NBCNews.com

Fast food workers open a new front in the struggle for fair wages - Video on NBCNews.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Chris Hayes talks with Tsedeye Gebreselassie of the National Employment Law Project, Columbia University's Dorian Warren, and striking fast food workers Joseph Barrera and Tabitha Verges about Thursday's fast food strike about...
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The food workers have long resisted fighting for better wages. There are so many that feel too worried about finding any other work if they stand up for better wages and lose what is too often a part time, no benefits job. Many also see fast food as a pit stop job of youth and are not motivated to fight for fair wages. The sad part of that is that for too many it is a pit stop they will move from pit stop to pit stop through and never get fair wages.

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The Five Best Things Roger Ebert Said About Politics

The Five Best Things Roger Ebert Said About Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away today after a long, public and inspiring battle with cancer. But in addition to being one of the most famous movie reviewers of all-time, Ebert was an outspoken political progressive.
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