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If the 1% stifles New York's creative talent, I'm out of here

If the 1% stifles New York's creative talent, I'm out of here | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
David Byrne for Creative Time Reports: Rampant inequality is squeezing out the artistic genius that made New York such a vibrant cultural capital. We can't let that happen
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& that's David Byrne.

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How The World Sees The Government Shutdown

How The World Sees The Government Shutdown | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Foreign press reacted to Congress's failure to avert the shutdown with a mix of concern, confusion, and contempt.
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How embarrassing.  & I don't embarrass easily.

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The Horrifying Thing I Learned About Marilyn Monroe by Folding Her Capri Pants

The Horrifying Thing I Learned About Marilyn Monroe by Folding Her Capri Pants | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
The excerpt below is from Simon Doonan’s Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, out today from Penguin.
Charity Thomas's insight:

"Why are we doing this to ourselves? Cameras are not our friends. Photographs are brutal and unkind. They ricochet images in which we look three times fatter than we thought we were. Back in Marilyn’s day it was only movie stars whose lives were so ferociously documented. Now it is every gay and every girl on earth."

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"Why are we doing this to ourselves? Cameras are not our friends. Photographs are brutal and unkind. They ricochet images in which we look three times fatter than we thought we were. Back in Marilyn’s day it was only movie stars whose lives were so ferociously documented. Now it is every gay and every girl on earth."

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How The Government Shutdown Affects NYC

How The Government Shutdown Affects NYC | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
By Aidan GardinerNEW YORK CITY — The federal government's shutdown that began on Tuesday morning sent thousands of non-essential New York-based federal employees home and shuttered National Park facilities, including the Statue of Liberty.Federal...
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GOP Boozing It Up on House Floor While Voting for Shutdown

GOP Boozing It Up on House Floor While Voting for Shutdown | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
House members appeared drunk last night while voting down health care for millions and adding a last minute clause to take birth control away from women.
Charity Thomas's insight:

I really hate these assclowns.

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JPMorgan told to fix credit card practices, pay refunds

JPMorgan told to fix credit card practices, pay refunds | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.bank regulators on Thursday ordered JPMorgan Chase & Co to correct its debt collection and other credit card procedures and to refund more than $300 million to customers harmed...
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His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick.

His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick. | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by repeating this whole sickeningly fact-checked speech.
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Richest 1 percent earn biggest share since '20s

Richest 1 percent earn biggest share since '20s | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
[The Associated Press] WASHINGTON — The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it's been since the Roaring '20s.
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How Poverty Taxes the Brain

How Poverty Taxes the Brain | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.
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War has broken out in the Feil family, the latest example of one of New York's storied real-estate dynasties being torn apart by fighting over power and money

War has broken out in the Feil family, the latest example of one of New York's storied real-estate dynasties being torn apart by fighting over power and money | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
War has broken out in the Feil family, the latest example of one of New York's storied real-estate dynasties being torn apart by fighting over power and money.
Charity Thomas's insight:

Apparently it's tough out there for everybody.  Good job Sarah.

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Labor Day Is a Scam To Keep You Poor and Miserable Forever

Labor Day Is a Scam To Keep You Poor and Miserable Forever | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Labor Day is a complete rip-off. Labor isn't celebrated at all—instead, a single day's break from labor is celebrated. You might think this is a stupid thing to care about, because Labor Day is really just about getting drunk in your yard, again.
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Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over' | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC—Mere days from his inauguration, president-elect Bush vowed to undo the damage not done by the Clinton Administration.
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2001 Onion.  2001.

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Lost Generation: The Global Plague Of Youth Unemployment

Lost Generation: The Global Plague Of Youth Unemployment | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post. In the French city of Montpellier, Thomas Pallot frets that his future now seems tainted.
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woof

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A Senator Bluntly Says What We're All Thinking About The Awful And Obnoxious Government Shutdown

A Senator Bluntly Says What We're All Thinking About The Awful And Obnoxious Government Shutdown | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Dear Congress: if you can't cope with the realities of democracy, then get out of the way.
Charity Thomas's insight:

Sen. Warren, 

Could you please tell us what you REALLY  think?

 

Thanks, C

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Why Republicans shut down the government

Why Republicans shut down the government | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Many Americans are probably waking up this morning to some unsettling news: congressional Republicans shut down the federal government last night, the first time since congressional Republicans did the same thing 17 years ago.
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'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator

'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Nearly all Americans will have to have health coverage starting in January, or pay a penalty.
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Community Post: 6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC

Community Post: 6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Sadly, all of these are real.
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Whateves.

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Being poor changes your thinking about everything

Being poor changes your thinking about everything | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Harvard behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan's new book focuses on how scarcity, including poverty, changes people's psychologies.
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If You Listen To What These New Yorkers Say And Are Not Angry, You're Probably Rich

If You Listen To What These New Yorkers Say And Are Not Angry, You're Probably Rich | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
Charity Thomas's insight:

It's not hard to believe in climate change when it blows away your house. 

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Liberal Democratic mayoral candidate de Blasio has wealthy New Yorkers freaking out | The Raw Story

Liberal Democratic mayoral candidate de Blasio has wealthy New Yorkers freaking out | The Raw Story | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Charity Thomas's insight:

They mad.

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This Boss Treated his Employees Like Trash. What They Did in Return is Awesome.

This Boss Treated his Employees Like Trash. What They Did in Return is Awesome. | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
If you're a manager of people, treat them like people. Or this will happen.
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Leisure or unemployment? It's a political question

Leisure or unemployment? It's a political question | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
The US is the only wealthy country in the world where workers are not guaranteed paid leave.
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The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom | New Great Depression | Scoop.it
Blowing the lid off of the conspiracy to impoverish the world.
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