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ÖIAG: Political wrangling puts privatisations on hold - Financial Times

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ÖIAG: Political wrangling puts privatisations on holdFinancial TimesThomas Hofer, a political analyst at H&P Public Affairs, a consultancy in Vienna, says this is partly because, in Austria's political system, in which different ministries...
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Occupy America

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I ran across this site. It is somewhat off color and offensive to me at times in it's approach but "The Top Secret Deal Between 11 Countries That Will Affect Your Life " YouTube video is a crude attempt to shock people into paying attention to a critical issue that will impact their lives.... Other posts on this site are well worth our time as well.

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Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go out of business

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(Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc, the bankrupt maker of Twinkies snack cakes and loaves of Wonder Bread, is seeking a U.S.

The company had started implementing an 8 percent pay cut, a 20 percent increase in healthcare costs, and changes to pension and workday provisions when workers went on strike on November 9. Hostess had given employees a deadline to return to work on Thursday, but the union held firm, saying it had already given far more in concessions than workers could bear and that it would not bend further......I

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Occupy Wall St protesters wipe $5m off America's debt - Telegraph

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A group of campaigners linked to the Occupy Wall Street movement has raised enough cash to write-off $5m in "distressed" student loans and outstanding medical bills.
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GT 2012

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What will be the impact on your business of changing global trends such as: shifting macro economics, social and geopolitical trends, globalization, the increasing influence of the BRIC nations, climate change, food/water and other resource...
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The new global economy

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See how the world's largest and fastest growing economies change over time.
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Spain suspends home evictions for most needy

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WCITLeaks

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Great source for many links on what's happening globally with internet freedom. Links to info on  what and who are fighting for the power to control the most amazing communication system in all history.

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Musing on secession from a liberal dissident in Republican lands

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by JOHN CASHON

 

Petitions for secession from the United States of America have been submitted to the WhiteHouse.gov site from 22 States including my grand state of Kentucky. As a historian, I am having a case of deja vu. I keep thinking I have seen this before. Oh yeah, the Civil War. I almost forgot.

 

To those that are so quick to call for secession, I have a question for you. Concerning our soldiers fighting overseas, who are they fighting and dying for? A red state? A Blue? Let's say they are from Kentucky but their mother's family is from New York. This brings up too many difficult questions to answer. I find it not very realistic when there are bombastic, ignorant calls to break over two hundreds years of history and tradition, all for some deluded illusion of a world without government in their lives.

 

Imagine what would happen if small local municipalities decided they did not want the State Government intruding on their lives with a tax collector, and decided to secede from the State. Unquestionably, the states would have to tax more because there would be no central government backup.

 

Imagine if a catastrophe occurs that is beyond the scope of that state government to cope from the damage. Calls for help could go unheeded. Maybe alliances with other states could be drawn up for these contingencies or better yet, another confederacy. My how history has come full circle.

 

I wanted to get a sampling of some the thoughts from those advocating secession so I went to my local television station website and found the national story about the secession petitions, and they asked the question of where the people stood on the issue.

 

I found a wealth of material. There were many that were advocating for secession but I would like to highlight, first and foremost, the fact that there were plenty of people that had common sense and most importantly, factual comments. I loved it. There are other dissidents in these Republican lands where I reside.

 

For privacy, I am going to paraphrase the most ludicrous ideas expressed to the community and I noticed that they fell into the following categories: Race, Religion, Ignorance and Ideology.

 

Regarding race, with the comments that began right away by declaring they are sick of people telling them they are racist just because they think the President is a Kenyan born Muslim that wants to take away their guns, methinks they doth protest too much.

 

As for religion, many of the comments mentioned that President Obama was 'Godless' or better yet, the 'Antichrist'. This did not surprise me because I had already heard this many times from people that I know.

 

I am from the Bible Belt where it is a very important part of many people's lives and I see no problem with this at all, but this seems to be taking things too far. Historically, there was definitely a separation of church and state in the days of the founding of our country, and this has been forgotten, either conveniently or truthfully.

 

Let's use the motto 'In God We Trust'. There has been a lot of confusion saying that our country was founded by using this motto, but it became the national motto in 1956 and was printed on paper money in 1957 at the height of the Cold War. The communists of the Soviet Union promoted Atheism and the United States wanted to highlight our differences by showing that our culture was a Christian nation that believed in capitalism. This was the time of McCarthyism after all.

 

Originally, money was printed with the motto 'E Pluribus Unum' which means, "One from many." Some translate the phrase as, "Out of many, one." This referred to the forming of a single federal state from all of the colonies that later became the states, and John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson created the first design for the Great Seal of the United States that contained this motto. This design was rejected by the Congress in 1776, but the motto was used in the design that was accepted in 1782 and printed on some of the federal coins in 1795.

 

Ignorance was the theme of many others. These included references to terribly high taxes that do not exist or the liberal lies about global warming, even when all evidence to its existence is wailing from the storm sirens over their heads screaming, "it's real!"

 

Many had a far right ideology and they are angry because there are so many of the liberal takers that voted for President Obama. They are also angry that there are people that live off of welfare and food stamps while not having any intention to looking for a job, and the money to pay for all of this is coming out of taxes taken straight from their paychecks. Also, I can't leave out the fact that President Obama is flaunting his disregard of the Constitution of the United States with his socialist program 'Obamacare'.

 

In conclusion to my musing on secession, I find it very interesting that when one leaves comments, sometimes there is nothing hindering their compulsion to spew hate and derision. There is no little voice is in their head saying, "be nice", or maybe there is. I don't know.

 

I believe the same may be the case when people so easily advocate secession. They have no understanding of the ramifications of what they calling for. But then again, maybe they do.


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Join the ALEC Intervention

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CLICK HERE to sign up and be invited to take action to raise awareness about the intrusion of ALEC on the right of the American People to self-governance. '

 

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How cheap energy from shale will reshape America's role in the world

How cheap energy from shale will reshape America's role in the world | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
US self-sufficiency in energy is likely to end American reliance on despotic Gulf regimes but biggest loser of all may be Russia (How cheap energy from shale will reshape America's role in the world http://t.co/8yazBNpE...
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Planet fantastic: Stunning images of the world's most breathtaking landscapes

Planet fantastic: Stunning images of the world's most breathtaking landscapes | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
From the vivid colours of a beautiful hot spring to a random rock formation that looks just like an elephant, the incredible landscapes have formed over millions of years.
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HTwins.net - Cube Roll

The website of the Huang Twins!...Just for fun Tech and Art!

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Tell Congress: Defend the Constitution. Update privacy laws now!

Tell Congress: Defend the Constitution. Update privacy laws now! | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Tell the government: If you want my email, texts, or to track my location using my phone COME BACK WITH A WARRANT.
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HSBC probing loss of client data in Jersey - Telegraph

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HSBC has launched an internal inquiry into an alleged loss of client data in Jersey following damaging revelations that the bank is at the centre of an HMRC investigation into offshore accounts.
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Occupy Wall Street & Tea Party WAKE UP–This Is A Message You Must Heed

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internet marketing Bryan Henry is a young teacher and family man in Kingwood Texas who is very civic minded. He participates actively in the Kingwood version of the Occupy Movement which from its i...
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Corporate Clout: The Influence of the World's Largest 100 Economic Entities

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Poorest families hit hardest by income squeeze

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The UK's poorest families are the biggest victims of the latest squeeze on household budgets due to the rising cost of living, according to research released today.
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Bull Moose! Reviving Progressive Conservatism

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The great American conservative thinker Russell Kirk once observed that some disasters are so catastrophic they require a re-examination of first principles.
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Wal-Mart files US labor charge against union

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Retail giant Wal-Mart is taking legal steps against a labor union it says is disrupting its business after months of protests outside Wal-Mart stores.
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Ghostwriting the Law for Corporate America: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

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The American Association for Justice

 

The Koch Brothers, big tobacco, insurance companies, and the drug industry: all behind the shadowy corporate front group known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). On the surface, ALEC is mostly comprised of thousands of state legislators, each paying a nominal fee to attend ALEC retreats and receive model legislation. In reality, corporations pay ALEC a king’s ransom to access legislators to distribute radical legislation that puts corporate interests over American workers and consumers.

 

So, while the membership appears to be public sector, corporate money dominates ALEC. In fact, public sector membership dues account for only around one percent of ALEC’s annual revenues. ALEC claims to be nonpartisan, but its pro-corporate, anti-consumer mission is clear.

 

Read about ALEC’s hand in protecting oil companies, chemical manufacturers and Wall Street banks in AAJ’s report here:

 

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/15044.htm


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Ron Paul: Internet is the alternative to ‘government media complex’ that controls the news | WashingtonExaminer.com

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During part one of his farewell speech to Congress, Rep.
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Designing For Democracy - Elections BC and Emily Carr University Collaborate - Sacramento Bee

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Designing For Democracy - Elections BC and Emily Carr University CollaborateSacramento BeeEncouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio...
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Crisis: Greece, world artists work supports Athens homeless - Culture - ANSAMed.it

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Crisis: Greece, world artists work supports Athens homeless, , , Culture, Ansa (RT @annakotzia: Crisis: Greece, world artists work supports Athens homeless http://t.co/ITpEaej7...)...
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