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Did FBI surveillance push Ernest Hemingway to the brink of suicide?

Did FBI surveillance push Ernest Hemingway to the brink of suicide? | Political world | Scoop.it
Hemingway's friend Aaron Edward Hotchner has suggested the reason the writer shot himself was that he was aware of the FBI's surveillance of him.
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The Corbett Report | Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government

The Corbett Report | Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government | Political world | Scoop.it
Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government
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The richest pensioner on the FTSE 100: Former boss of BG Group, Sir Frank Chapman, has pot worth more £22m

The richest pensioner on the FTSE 100: Former boss of BG Group, Sir Frank Chapman, has pot worth more £22m | Political world | Scoop.it
Sir Frank Chapman, the former boss of oil and gas company BG Group, is revealed as the richest pensioner in the FTSE 100 with a pot worth more than £22m when he stepped down.
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Cadbury pensioners told 'no more Christmas gifts' - Telegraph

Cadbury pensioners told 'no more Christmas gifts' - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
The US owners of Cadbury have been criticised for scrapping the annual Christmas gift boxes they formerly sent to thousands of retired staff, in order to cut costs.
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Martin and me

Martin and me | Political world | Scoop.it
In 2003, BAE Systems - Europe's largest arms company - was accused of spying on a small group of peace campaigners.
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National archives: Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush power of trade unions

National archives: Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush power of trade unions | Political world | Scoop.it
Downing Street archives reveal Thatcher thought Norman Tebbit's stance on union reform too timid
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MPs blast ex-SFO boss over severance packages for senior staff

MPs blast ex-SFO boss over severance packages for senior staff | Political world | Scoop.it
Public accounts committee report details 'catalogue of errors and poor judgment' by Richard Alderman
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Council boss arrested in pay inquiry

Council boss arrested in pay inquiry | Political world | Scoop.it
Two senior employees with Caerphilly council are arrested following a police investigation into pay rises given to executives.
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Households hit with 'unprecedented erosion' of living standards

Households hit with 'unprecedented erosion' of living standards | Political world | Scoop.it
The minimum cost of living has rocketed 25% in the last five years as the poorest households continue to feel the biggest financial squeeze.
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Report: Justice Department targeted TWO Fox News reporters and a producer for talking with government sources

Report: Justice Department targeted TWO Fox News reporters and a producer for talking with government sources | Political world | Scoop.it
Correspondents James Rosen and William LaJeunesse and producer Mike Levine were targets of subpoenas for email records and other surveillance, and the DOJ never notified them they were being investigated...
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Madrid rebrands metro in Vodafone deal - Telegraph

Madrid rebrands metro in Vodafone deal - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
We've all heard of painting the town red, and Madrid is a city well-suited to it - but Vodafone appears to have taken the phrase rather literally.
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Home Office fury as drug dealer immigrant wins right to stay in UK - Telegraph

Home Office fury as drug dealer immigrant wins right to stay in UK - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
A judge's decision to allow a convicted drug dealer who abandoned his children the right to stay in Britain over his “human rights” is at the centre of mounting political protest.
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Blackmail: How The Controlling Elite Owns Politicians

Blackmail: How The Controlling Elite Owns Politicians | Political world | Scoop.it
Homosexual rumors surrounding Senator Lindsey Graham underscore the core reason why the vast majority of Congress members habitually support legislation that is anathema to the interests of the people they are supposed to represent, because...
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Revealed: Private equity firms are making millions out of failing children’s care homes - yet care for vulnerable is 'unacceptable'

Revealed: Private equity firms are making millions out of failing children’s care homes - yet care for vulnerable is 'unacceptable' | Political world | Scoop.it
Private-equity firms and multimillionaire property dealers are making millions of pounds from dozens of children’s care homes that failed to provide acceptable standards of care for the most vulnerable young people in society.
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Seven million due compensation as banks landed with £1.3bn compensation bill for mis-sold credit card insurance - Telegraph

Seven million due compensation as banks landed with £1.3bn compensation bill for mis-sold credit card insurance - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
More than 7m people are in line to share a £1.3bn compensation pot after Britain's biggest banks agreed to foot the bill for years of mis-selling credit card insurance cover.
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Apparently the banks were not practicing fraud or coruption but for the rest of us that is what it is.

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Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies

Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies | Political world | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden: 'Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, and the rest of our internet titans must ask themselves why they aren't fighting for our interests the same way'
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GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3billion fine after pleading guilty to healthcare fraud - the biggest in U.S. history

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3billion fine after pleading guilty to healthcare fraud - the biggest in U.S. history | Political world | Scoop.it
GlaxoSmithKline drugs firm has been hit with a $3 billion penalty after admitting to the ‘biggest healthcare fraud in history’ after it paid U.S. medics to prescribe potentially dangerous medicines to adults and children.
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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | Political world | Scoop.it
• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
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NHS bill for medical negligence rises to £22billion as ministers blame spiralling costs on no win, no fee lawyers

NHS bill for medical negligence rises to £22billion as ministers blame spiralling costs on no win, no fee lawyers | Political world | Scoop.it
A total of £22.7billion has been reserved to deal with thousands of clinical negligence claims. The number of claims rose by 11 per cent last year to 10,129, with some payouts of around £5million.
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Labour council chief executive ARRESTED for 'illegally giving himself a £26,000 pay rise to £158,000 a year' while other staff were on a pay freeze

Labour council chief executive ARRESTED for 'illegally giving himself a £26,000 pay rise to £158,000 a year' while other staff were on a pay freeze | Political world | Scoop.it
Anthony O'Sullivan, chief executive of the Labour-controlled Caerphilly council in South Wales, was questioned by police on suspicion of fraud and misconduct in public office.
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Super-rich on rise as number of £1m-plus earners doubles

Super-rich on rise as number of £1m-plus earners doubles | Political world | Scoop.it
Campaigners say inequality gap is widening as 18,000 people earn more than £1m
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Censorship by Google - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Censorship by Google refers to Google Inc.'s removal or omission of information from its services or subsidiary companies, such as YouTube, in order to comply with its company policies, legal demands, population control or various government censorship laws.[1]

Google commonly censors search results to comply with Digital Millennium Copyright Act-related legal complaints.[2]

In 2002 Google was found to have censored websites that provided information critical of Scientology, in compliance with the United States' DMCA legislation.[3][4] Google replaced the banned results with links to the DMCA complaint that caused the site to be removed. The DMCA complaint contains the site to be removed, and the organizations that requested the removal. The publicity stemming from this incident was the impetus for Google's making public of the DMCA notices on the Chilling Effects archive, which archives legal threats made against Internet users and Internet sites.[5]

Google censorship is growing.
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Jobseekers made to carry out bogus psychometric tests

Jobseekers made to carry out bogus psychometric tests | Political world | Scoop.it
Unemployed people are told they risk losing benefits if they fail to carry out meaningless questionnaire
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Let them eat leftovers: Minister who lectured families on food waste plays Lord of the Manor handing bread to the poor through a WINDOW

Let them eat leftovers: Minister who lectured families on food waste plays Lord of the Manor handing bread to the poor through a WINDOW | Political world | Scoop.it
Environment minister Richard Benyon, valued at £110million, takes part in the bizarre tradition as the landlord of Ufton Court in Berkshire.
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