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Twitter / 1_WILD_WOMAN : Net neutrality http://t.co/c7i9miau

Well, I ran across this as I was curating this morning and it seemed a point worth mentioning.
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Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table

Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
House speaker has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year in a “fiscal cliff” concession.
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Group Aims to Be a Conduit for WikiLeaks Donations

Group Aims to Be a Conduit for WikiLeaks Donations | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A new nonprofit called the Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to insulate the fund-raising efforts of organizations like WikiLeaks from political and business pressures.
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Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate

Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Democrats and Republicans alike embrace torture and assassination policies that are an attack on 800 years of civil rights law.
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How an Astounding New Right-Wing Lie About the Economy Was Born

How an Astounding New Right-Wing Lie About the Economy Was Born | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Insenstivity to human plight taken to new extremes.
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Massive New Surveillance Program Uncovered by Wall Street Journal

Massive New Surveillance Program Uncovered by Wall Street Journal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
When a former senior White House official describes a nationwide surveillance effort as “breathtaking,” you know civil liberties activists are preparing for a fight.
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GOP gov's group raises $100 million in mostly losing effort

GOP gov's group raises $100 million in mostly losing effort | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Many of the same super-rich Republican donors that financed super PACs were active at the state level.
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ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan

ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Think tank’s 32-year 'right-to-work' campaign succeeds in union stronghold
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"Since 1973, ALEC has hosted corporate-sponsored meetings where state legislators and lobbyists meet behind closed doors to write and vote on model legislation. In a 1992 annual report, the free-market think tank boasted that it “provides the private sector an unparalleled opportunity” to influence state legislation." (Quote from article)

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TEXT-S&P affirms Golden Americas 'B-' credit rating - Reuters

TEXT-S&P affirms Golden Americas 'B-' credit ratingReutersWe view the merger as neutral for the rating on Golden Americas Ltd., which has an indirect stake in Termobarranquilla S.A. E.S.P.
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Want to improve education? Treat teachers fairly - Staunton News Leader

Want to improve education? Treat teachers fairly - Staunton News Leader | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Want to improve education? Treat teachers fairlyStaunton News LeaderGov. Bob McDonnell deserves some credit for promising to raise teachers' salaries with a proposal he announced last week.
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Mayor Gray, DC Water against council plan to reimburse Northwest flood victims - Washington Post

Mayor Gray, DC Water against council plan to reimburse Northwest flood victims - Washington Post | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mayor Gray, DC Water against council plan to reimburse Northwest flood victimsWashington PostMayor Vincent C. Gray and senior D.C. Water officials hope to derail a D.C.
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Walker outlines education priorities for next year - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker outlines education priorities for next year - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Walker outlines education priorities for next yearMilwaukee Journal SentinelWisconsin's education landscape shifted dramatically about two years ago, after a biennial state budget cut millions in school spending and limited collective bargaining, ...
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What path will conservative politics take?

What path will conservative politics take? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
by E.J. Dionne Jr. (Syndicated)

I try to be hopeful about things. I long for a time when people on the left and the right might exchange opinions without assuming the very worst of each other. I don't view conservatism as a form of psychosis, and would like conservatives to harbor the same attitude toward progressivism. Happy warriors are better than grim antagonists.

In the weeks since the election, my hopes have been buttressed by conservatives willing to say that since Republican candidates have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, new thinking might be in order. Democrats went through the same dismal cycle between 1968 and 1988, producing a reformation on the center-left. Conservatives are surely capable of the same.

For three decades, liberals were continually reacting to conservative criticisms. They regularly proclaim their love for markets, and Bill Clinton went so far as to declare that "the era of big government is over." Now, finally, conservatives are responding to liberal insights -- about rising inequality, about government's proper role in the economy, about the utility of public action to promote social mobility. This is a promising sign. ...
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Is Success Determined by Genetics, Environment or Effort? | The Small Business Storyteller

Is Success Determined by Genetics, Environment or Effort? | The Small Business Storyteller | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
What determines whether or not we succeed? Is our genes, the environment in which we live, or how hard we work? Let's take a look...
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As Republicans ponder 2012 defeat, party’s philosophy hangs in the balance

As Republicans ponder 2012 defeat, party’s philosophy hangs in the balance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Party ponders whether the problem is its campaign strategies — or its ideas.
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Donald Trump Is Right to Blame Karl Rove for Losses, But for Wrong Reasons

Donald Trump Is Right to Blame Karl Rove for Losses, But for Wrong Reasons | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
There many policy failures during the Bush administration, but one policy success bears the signature of Karl Rove: the ruthless, cynical, and expert exploitation of the Sept. 11th attacks for political gain.
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Former Republican: 6 Reasons the GOP Is Doomed

Former Republican: 6 Reasons the GOP Is Doomed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The formerly Grand Old Party needs to change to survive. But all we're seeing are botox solutions.
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Mr. China Comes to America

Mr. China Comes to America | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
For decades, every trend in manufacturing favored the developing world and worked against the United States. But new tools that greatly speed up development from idea to finished product encourage start-up companies to locate here, not in Asia.
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A Strange Time For A Deficit Deal

A Strange Time For A Deficit Deal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jon Chait edges toward agreeing with me that the political impact of a deficit reducing deal is to empower Republicans to enact tax cuts without an equivalent impact on the ability of Democrats to enact useful spending programs.
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N.C.'s public financing system drowned out by outside spending

N.C.'s public financing system drowned out by outside spending | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
State supreme court elections vulnerable to outside spending by ideological groups.
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US House denounces anti-Sikh attacks - IANS

US House denounces anti-Sikh attacks - IANS | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
IANSUS House denounces anti-Sikh attacksIANSDenouncing hate-fuelled violence and encouraging civic engagement and participation among the immigrant and minority communities of Illinois, the resolution seeks to create greater awareness among the general...
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Our advice for Florida's new education commissioner - South Florida Sun ... - Sun-Sentinel

Our advice for Florida's new education commissioner - South Florida Sun ... - Sun-Sentinel | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Our advice for Florida's new education commissioner - South Florida Sun ...Sun-SentinelTony Bennett, Florida's new commissioner of education, is getting a second chance to show he's a leader who can bring people together to improve our public...
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Gov. Phil Bryant touts education plan in address to Mississippi State graduates

Gov. Phil Bryant touts education plan in address to Mississippi State graduates | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
STARKVILLE -- Addressing nearly 1,400 Mississippi State University graduates at fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Gov. Phil Bryant conveyed the state's pride in its graduates.
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This article is about GOV. Bryant using the graduation ceremony to make political push for his education plan. Proof needs to be provided that threatening teachers and students with branding for failures actually causes success in learning. He was addressing a group that obviously used their education to the best of their ability and at the same time backhandedly telling them it doesn't work. Most of them experienced most of the same teachers and books as those who never graduate and that number is high in Mississippi. Assuming that a plumber doesn't need the same broad education and thinking skills as a citizen as  Gov. Bryant and  lawyers do might not be in that plumber's or anyone's best interest. The thing about competive learning people need to think about is that in a competion most people are losers. That is a fact!

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Egypt's Schools Deteriorate and Many Seek Education Abroad - Daily Beast

Egypt's Schools Deteriorate and Many Seek Education Abroad - Daily Beast | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Daily BeastEgypt's Schools Deteriorate and Many Seek Education AbroadDaily BeastAs Egypt's tumultuous transition period approaches a new crossroad, the country's deepening education crisis threatens to set hundreds of thousands of pupils behind...
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Raising Medicare's eligibility age: How much money would it save?

Raising Medicare's eligibility age: How much money would it save? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A full account of the impact of raising Medicare's eligibility age to 67 must also include the added costs to other expensive programs, as some seniors switch to Medicaid or seek government subsidies for private insurance.
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