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The Bright Side of Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff - National Journal

The Bright Side of Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff - National Journal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Bright Side of Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff National Journal Tens of millions of workers, mainly men, have lost competitive advantage to less-well-paid workers around the globe and also to robotics and information technology that has made many...
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13 stories for 2013: From Syria to the climate to the 'post-Gangnam' era - CNN International

13 stories for 2013: From Syria to the climate to the 'post-Gangnam' era - CNN International | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
13 stories for 2013: From Syria to the climate to the 'post-Gangnam' era
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The U.S. intelligence community believes China or Chinese interests are employing all three methods in an effort to close the technology gap.
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China's Great Dream - Newsweek

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Nor is Xi embracing change to the point of introducing Western-style democracy. Party leaders seem united in eschewing “Western paths” for their political and ...
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Rep. Schakowsky: GOP Voted To 'Take Food Out Of The Mouths' Of Babies

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REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY (D-IL): "The Republicans, the disdain that I have seen for poor people, for people who are struggling, like senior citizens on Medicare and Social Security, for low income people and the Women Infant Children (WIC) program.
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U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants

U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Overview The U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great
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Signs of Changes Taking Hold in Electronics Factories in China

Signs of Changes Taking Hold in Electronics Factories in China | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After the hardships of workers in China’s electronics factories were exposed to a global audience, working conditions have changed.
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Montana Democrats Received Big Boost From Dark Money

Montana Democrats Received Big Boost From Dark Money | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat by Kim Barker ProPublica, Dec. 27, 2012, 11:40 a.m.Dec. 27: This post has been corrected.
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Reid Slams Boehner 'Dictatorship'

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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the government appears headed over the so-called fiscal cliff because of a lack of progress in bipartisan negotiations.
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Rachel Maddow Show

Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBC’s top-rated primetime show, The Rachel Maddow Show. The show features Maddow’s take on the biggest stories of the day, including issues in the news that most of the media may have underplayed or overlooked.
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Higher education struggle continues - ReporterNews.com

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AUSTIN — The tug-of-war between Gov. Rick Perry and state universities is still going strong heading into the 2013 legislative session with new skirmishes over money looming.
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The higher education cuts in 2011 came when Texas lawmakers slashed about $15 billion overall from the state budget, hitting not just education but health care programs for the poor and disabled as well.

"The cuts were painful but understandable," said University of Texas President Bill Powers, whose school lost about $90 million in funding and about 70 tenure-track teaching positions, about 200 teaching assistant jobs and cut about a third of library staff. (From the article) This article begs the question. How do we educate more citizens to a higher degree to meet modern challenges while undermining funding of critical programs?

 

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Noise of the Crowd » Blog Archive » Why wise politicians call themselves progressives - Interesting things about public opinion

Noise of the Crowd » Blog Archive » Why wise politicians call themselves progressives - Interesting things about public opinion | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
"Progressives", in the public mind, are Boris Johnson, Alan Sugar, Sebastian Coe, and, above all, Richard Branson. http://t.co/dgzCl0wi
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"But as anyone who pays attention to polls knows, most people, most of the time, don’t care what politicians are doing. Sometimes the politerati are so isolated from the rest of the country, they’re effectively speaking a different language." (From article) This is a brief, interesting, out loud thinking style article from one Englishman's point of view.

 

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A Farm Village Adds a New Crop:  The Arts

A Farm Village Adds a New Crop:  The Arts | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In rural Nicaragua, the Arts satisfy a community’s hunger for expression.
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This in an inspiration to remember to bring back the arts into all of our local communities, rich and poor. The Lousiville Kentucky park and recreation dept use to hire older teenagers and college students to teach craft and art projects to elementary age students many years ago. That providered teens with summer jobs and great activities for younger youth as well.

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Army Times Mobile - Number of homeless Iraq, Afghan vets doubles

Army Times Mobile - Number of homeless Iraq, Afghan vets doubles | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Let's pray this is fixed soon. Many more are due home.

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US Whistleblowers on Being Targeted by the Secret Security State - Firedoglake

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US Whistleblowers on Being Targeted by the Secret Security State
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The Chaos Communication Congress (29C3), which organizers describe as “an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia,” began on December 27.
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Education in 2013: Merit pay outlook unknown - Tallahassee.com

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The 'Greenest' county in the USA - Times-Standard Online

We support independently owned and operated companies that are socially responsible, as well as co-operatives and public enterprises that distribute resources and control to more people through democratic participation.
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Presenting America's Top Ten Greediest of 2012

Presenting America's Top Ten Greediest of 2012 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Some of today's most greedy are running giant multinational corporations. Some are just running their mouths.
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Senate Democrats and Republicans Discuss Changing Filibuster Rules

Senate Democrats and Republicans Discuss Changing Filibuster Rules | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

by HUMBERTO SANCHEZ, Roll Call

 

Senate Democrats and Republicans will discuss overhauling the filibuster during their caucus lunches Friday, as Democratic leaders weigh changing the rules to a simple majority vote at the beginning of the next Congress.

 

Republicans, and some Democrats, oppose the idea, and a group is putting forward alternatives that will be discussed Friday.

 

“It’s going to be discussed in each of the caucuses today,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declining to elaborate. “We are going to have more to say about it, probably, after lunch.”

 

Alexander said a number of senators “had conversations” and are making recommendations to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

 

“We are not going to negotiate, we are not asking for the conference to approve anything,” Alexander said. “We are just making recommendations . . . in the hopes that we can get the Senate functioning again."

 

After suffering what they argue is an abuse of the parliamentary maneuver, there is a general consensus on the Democratic side that Reid should act to reduce perceived abuse of rules requiring 60 votes on procedural motions and on motions to go to conference. But the Nevada Democrat could face resistance to a plan that would have him make those changes using a simple majority vote. That trepidation could increase the likelihood Senate leaders cut a deal and avoid a toxic standoff in January. [MORE]


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Hobby Lobby's Controversial Decision Could Cost It Big Time

Hobby Lobby's Controversial Decision Could Cost It Big Time | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential...
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Too Poor For Health Care, Too Rich For Medicaid

Too Poor For Health Care, Too Rich For Medicaid | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
RUSTON, La. -- With no health insurance and not enough money for a doctor, Laura Johnson is long accustomed to treating her ailments with a self-written prescription: home remedies, prayer and denial.
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Workers Burn Tea Estate Boss And Wife Alive In Fire

Workers Burn Tea Estate Boss And Wife Alive In Fire | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
GAUHATI, India -- Hundreds of tea estate workers surrounded the plantation owner's home in India's northeastern state of Assam and set it on fire over a labor dispute, killing him and his wife, police said Thursday.
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Hopefully we can work together before inequality is taken to this level.

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Box Car 377

First they came for the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist so I just shut up and waited for my box car.....
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Mexico's quest for competitiveness continues through education - San Antonio Express

Mexico's quest for competitiveness continues through education - San Antonio Express | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mexico's quest for competitiveness continues through education San Antonio Express Late last summer, an editorial by the Houston Chronicle brought into focus Mexico's renewed efforts on the bloody drug war, attempting to dissipate fears that our...
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FBI considered Occupy movement potential threat, documents say

FBI considered Occupy movement potential threat, documents say | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The FBI extensively monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States, using counterterrorism agents, according to recently released FBI documents.
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They send you a fancy bus and media cover your planned hour of protest they want from you to push the idea of a small government and nearly no corporate regulations. Try to make a strong effort for real citizen control and input about what is acceptable corporate and government behavior and they send in massive controls over ordinary citizens, pass laws that say if they name with "cooties" (terrorist of some type or even loosely associated with them).  This is how they plan to scare or terrorize occupy and others that get in their way.... Animal and abortion and any other activist can now be arrested and held with no right to the legal system after the Law past last week.

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David Stockman on Crony Capitalism | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Stockman explains how the courtship of politics and high finance rewards the super-rich and corporations.
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