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RootsMedia Live

RootsMedia @ Ustream.TV: Activism, Resistance, Social justice &
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. Autres types d’act... (RT @sickjew: "No mainstream media out today.
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This is worth a listen. I do wish the language would be considered for more inclusiveness. Less vulgar talk would allow the message to be stronger across generations and backgrounds.Try to look past the lousy wording the message is worth the time to consider..

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Hitting the ceiling?

Hitting the ceiling? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
FOR many years, the trend has seemed inexorable. Citizens in the developed world have been living longer and longer (although the rate of change in America has...
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Turn Texas Blue From Ground Up–Lone Star Democratic Club Meeting Thur. Feb, 21st 6:00 PM

Turn Texas Blue From Ground Up–Lone Star Democratic Club Meeting Thur. Feb, 21st 6:00 PM | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
I love this. In every corner of our state Democrats are awakening. If you live in the are please attend the meeting and let’s turn Texas Blue from the ground up. Enough is enough. Let’s stop those who would turn the clock back in Texas.
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This would be an interesting event if you are in Texas and don't see eye to eye with the direction many leaders in Texas have been takeing the State and by extension of State power also the nation.

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Rubio and the Zombies

Rubio and the Zombies | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

by PAUL KRUGMAN, New York Times


The State of the Union address was not, I’m sorry to say, very interesting. True, the president offered many good ideas. But we already know that almost none of those ideas will make it past a hostile House of Representatives.

On the other hand, the G.O.P. reply, delivered by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, was both interesting and revelatory. And I mean that in the worst way. For Mr. Rubio is a rising star, to such an extent that Time magazine put him on its cover, calling him “The Republican Savior.” What we learned Tuesday, however, was that zombie economic ideas have eaten his brain.

In case you’re wondering, a zombie idea is a proposition that has been thoroughly refuted by analysis and evidence, and should be dead — but won’t stay dead because it serves a political purpose, appeals to prejudices, or both. The classic zombie idea in U.S. political discourse is the notion that tax cuts for the wealthy pay for themselves, but there are many more. And, as I said, when it comes to economics it appears that Mr. Rubio’s mind is zombie-infested.


Start with the big question: How did we get into the mess we’re in? [MORE]


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good article
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Beware of zombies? Krugman discussing the pitfalls of small government & austerity.

Marianne Castiglia's comment, April 19, 2013 6:40 PM
I wish the current administration would listen to Krugman.
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NRA spent $15 million to oust President Obama from office in 2012, and donated overwhelmingly to Republican candidates

NRA spent $15 million to oust President Obama from office in 2012, and donated overwhelmingly to Republican candidates | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As far as the NRA is concerned President Obama remains public enemy number one.
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Money Out Voters In actions sweep the nation « CitizenVox

Money Out Voters In actions sweep the nation « CitizenVox | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break

Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Facebook earned more than $1 billion in profits in the U.S. but didn't pay any taxes because of breaks related to stock options
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Elizabeth Warren strikes fear into Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren strikes fear into Wall Street | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The new senator comes out blazing in her first high-profile appearance on Senate Banking.
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More Trouble for Rupert Murdoch

More Trouble for Rupert Murdoch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Peter Jukes on the arrest of six more journalists from the shuttered News of the World.
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Airline Industry: Fine, Don’t Fly With Us!

Airline Industry: Fine, Don’t Fly With Us! | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The American Airlines and US Airways merger means fewer flights and more crowded cabins.
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What are anti-trust laws for these days?

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The 20 Companies With The Most Low-Wage Workers

The 20 Companies With The Most Low-Wage Workers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Who would be affected by a hike in the minimum wage?
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Occupy Circles

Occupy Circles are a phenomenon appearing in communites around the country. In the absence of tent cities people are meeting and organising in new ways.

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Warren's silent Senate approach

Warren's silent Senate approach | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
She employs a tactic used by other first-term senators who entered the chamber to great fanfare.
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FORMER GOLDMAN BANKER: You Should Know The Ugly Math Behind Your Credit Card Debt

FORMER GOLDMAN BANKER: You Should Know The Ugly Math Behind Your Credit Card Debt | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Another lesson in compound interest.(RT @Mike_Peake: FORMER GOLDMAN BANKER: You Should Know The Ugly Math Behind Your Credit Card Debt http://t.co/zCeY9BMA v DU #banksters #StrikeDebt #Occupy)...
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Why McCain turned on his old friend Hagel

Why McCain turned on his old friend Hagel | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
He sacrifices his own credibility to buy Lindsey Graham time to continue his campaign against Hagel.
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Government Slowly Changes Approach To Whistle-Blowers

Government Slowly Changes Approach To Whistle-Blowers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The federal government once considered whistle-blowers a nuisance, or worse. But over the past few years, that attitude has slowly started to change.
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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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LIVE STREAM: Gavin Newsom: Government in the digital age

LIVE STREAM: Gavin Newsom: Government in the digital age | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
... to discuss his newly released book, Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government—a guide for how ordinary citizens can use technology and social media to transform American democracy.
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Has Facebook’s Zuckerberg Forgotten How to Change the World?

Has Facebook’s Zuckerberg Forgotten How to Change the World? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
To truly improve education, the billionaire needs to use his company's staff and resources, not just his wealth
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Dems' plan to win the House in 2014

Dems' plan to win the House in 2014 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The DCCC chairman expects Obama to carry candidates at the ballot box.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Grills Regulators On Taking Banks To Trial

by EYDER PERALTA, NPR

 

In her debut appearance today at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts made federal regulators uncomfortable when she asked a simple question: When was the last time you took a big Wall Street bank all the way to trial? [READ MORE]


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Stuck in New York City Private School Wait List Hell

Stuck in New York City Private School Wait List Hell | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Anxious New Yorkers fret: is their kid on the ‘real’ wait list—or the ‘polite’ one? Eliza Shapiro reports.
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PHOTOS: Inside Rubio's $675,000 'Working Class' Pool Home

PHOTOS: Inside Rubio's $675,000 'Working Class' Pool Home | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In his State of the Union rebuttal speech, Florida Senator Marco Rubio stressed his blue collar life in Miami.
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‘Grand bargain’ on deficit reduction: RIP?

‘Grand bargain’ on deficit reduction: RIP? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

President Obama's State of the Union address did nothing to address the nation's long-term fiscal imbalance, say deficit hawks. But Republicans share the blame.

 

by LINDA FELDMAN

 

Sometimes, a speech is significant not for the points it makes, but for the points it doesn't make.

 

President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday – billed as the blueprint for his second term, not just the next year – appears to be one such case. Missing in action, policy analysts say, was anything new toward a “grand bargain” on federal deficits.

 

Mr. Obama applauded the $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years already achieved, and pledged to reach his longstanding target of $4 trillion. That would be enough to stabilize the ratio of debt to the nation’s economic output for that period, but it does little to address the long-term imbalance that looms in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, says former Clinton White House policy chief William Galston.... MORE


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Seek the wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

Seek the wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Opinion: The Singapore leader has candid insights into China and how the U.S. should respond.
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Yew's views focus to much on a top "elected or appointed” down view of how things should work. These days that model seems far too corruptible by money whether they call it communism or democracy. I see a world of people wanting to have more chances to shape their own destinies and make their own choices plus opportunities to make that happen. His old world, school model is based on keeping many under the thumb of a few. I think happiness will be found in a more open, participative interaction on the part of the masses around they world.Chinawas and is too willing to let a few be happy by using the life labor of far too many to make those few happy. This is a new connected world that wants to be more connected and not ruled over as much as in the old days. Time to move on and Yew needs to meet with those that have a new vision and understand the strengths of a connected world to refresh his old vision. Kissinger and the others are yesterday’s news and we are living the results of their chance to make a difference. There were some good things and some bad outcomes as well. But it’s time to move on and it would be nice to do that without the older generation having to die off for the young visionaries move forward to make their dreams for the future a reality..

 

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