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Buddhist Scholar Says Norquist Pledge Is Treason, Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Buddhist Scholar Says Norquist Pledge Is Treason, Goes Viral (VIDEO) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
These people have signed a sworn oath that contradicts their oath of office. It’s actually a kind of seditious oath, a treasonous oath.

 

'[And] Professor Thurman thinks the Grover Norquist pledge is a “seditious oath, a treasonous oath,” and he wants to “start a meme” that stirs up the people of this country to give serious thought to what that means.

 

To that end, he has recorded a video that is going viral, presumably because it so well articulates – in his calm, reasoned, but very persistent voice – what is so objectionable about our elected officials swearing an oath to this scruffy man named Norquist who is, ostensibly, holding hostage the GOP congress people he’s blackmailed into acquiescence.'

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Detroit’s Chief Instigator

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Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, has an ambitious plan to save the auto industry. And he can’t seem to sell it.
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Ousted Egyptian President Morsi and 105 Others Given Death Sentences

Ousted Egyptian President Morsi and 105 Others Given Death Sentences | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Three Egyptian judges and their driver were reportedly killed on May 16 just hours after the courts announced preliminary death sentences against the ousted former President Mohamed Morsi along wit...
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Malaysia and Thailand turn away hundreds on migrant boats

Malaysia and Thailand turn away hundreds on migrant boats | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
An estimated 6,000 Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis are stranded at sea as south-east Asian nations turn back refugees
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Sharing the love Australasia-style in the AsiaPacific region

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Bedroom Tax to hit a million more people as Tories launch 100-day welfare blitz

Bedroom Tax to hit a million more people as Tories launch 100-day welfare blitz | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
David Cameron will hit society's most vulnerable the hardest as he finally begins to identify his £12billion of welfare cuts
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Nasty saga you nearly missed

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News Limited was willing to pay dearly for this story not to be published. It first offered a $110,000 payment, plus a private apology, to avoid going to court. But the price it demanded was that the matter be kept confidential. The company was told to take a jump. See you in court.
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Five Takeaways (and a Needlepoint) from the British Elections

Five Takeaways (and a Needlepoint) from the British Elections | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
It's Maggie Thatcher's world, and we're just living in it.
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Sampling error's more dangerous friend

Sampling error's more dangerous friend | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
As the UK election results roll in, one of the big shocks is the discrepancy between the pre-election polls and the results. All the pollsters agreed that it would be incredibly close, and they wer...
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Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey, Patricia Hewitt and the Paedophile Information Exchange

Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey, Patricia Hewitt and the Paedophile Information Exchange | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The links that left Harriet Harman being forced to deny support for paedophiles date back nearly four decades when the Labour deputy leader was an official in the National Council for Civil Liberties
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What It Takes to Be a Whistleblower in America—and What It Takes Out of You

What It Takes to Be a Whistleblower in America—and What It Takes Out of You | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
In 2005, Tony Menendez blew the whistle on Halliburton’s accounting practices. The fight cost him nine years of his life.
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Robert Webb: I wouldn’t put Ed Miliband on a T-shirt, but I will vote for him

Robert Webb: I wouldn’t put Ed Miliband on a T-shirt, but I will vote for him | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Cameron talks about parental leave like a cop judging a flower show and whining Clegg has propped him up. I know what to do.
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Bali 9: Time to death penalty-proof our AFP

Bali 9: Time to death penalty-proof our AFP | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were only arrested in Indonesia because the Australian Federal Police tipped off their Indonesian counterparts. The law that allowed this must be rectified.
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Aussies banned from Bougainville

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Papua New Guinea's foreign minister has issued a ban on Australians going to Bougainville in response to a planned diplomatic mission on the island.
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Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change

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Environmentalists say presumption of global temperature rise to 4C undermines multinational’s ability to talk with authority on climate change
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Vatican agrees first treaty with State of Palestine, solidifying relationship | NewsDaily

Vatican agrees first treaty with State of Palestine, solidifying relationship | NewsDaily | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
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Prince Charles's 'black spider memos' show lobbying at highest political level

Prince Charles's 'black spider memos' show lobbying at highest political level | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Publication of 27 letters after 10-year legal battle shows heir to the throne petitioning ministers on subjects from the Iraq war to alternative therapies
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The world's most well paid lobbyist

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Live updates as hundreds march against new Conservative government

Live updates as hundreds march against new Conservative government | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Protests are taking place outside Downing Street in London and Cardiff as people object to five more years of Tory rule
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NHS sell-out: Tories sign largest privatisation deal in history worth £780MILLION

NHS sell-out: Tories sign largest privatisation deal in history worth £780MILLION | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The sales to a total of 11 private firms, some with dubious records, are intended to help hospitals tackle the backlog of patients waiting for surgery and tests
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“It Doesn’t Quite Feel Right”: The British Election Result

“It Doesn’t Quite Feel Right”: The British Election Result | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
So fell spin doctor par excellence Alastair Campbell on the BBC’s commentary regarding the exit poll from the broadcaster.  The temperature in various party rooms wasn’t quite right either. Accordi...
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The Problem With Kissinger’s World Order

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Is there any hope for global cooperation in this new world of interstate and tribal conflict?
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NACCHO Aboriginal Health News: Get over historical Indigenous wrongs says Noel Pearson

NACCHO Aboriginal Health News: Get over historical Indigenous wrongs says Noel Pearson | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
it was a “policy and leadership convenience’’ to blame the wrongs of the past — such as removing Aboriginal children from their parents — for the poverty, violence and disadvantage now rife in indi...
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Why Did the American Psychological Association Approve Its Members to Oversee Torture?

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A new report finds that APA officials worked with the Bush administration to draft a permissive policy for its members to oversee national security interrogations.
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Countdown to British election

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