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Occupy Wall Street Takes On Black Friday Amid Skepticism

Occupy Wall Street Takes On Black Friday Amid Skepticism | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
With Black Friday heralding the start of the shopping season, a bevy of groups identified with the Occupy Wall Street movement are asking consumers to reconsider their spending habits.
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MF Global vs. OWS: if you don't do the time, there ain't no crime. | MyFDL

MF Global vs. OWS: if you don't do the time, there ain't no crime. | MyFDL | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it

What’s the score? Let’s go to the videotape:

 

In one corner, thousands of Occupy demonstrators evicted, pepper sprayed, violently yanked, penned like animals, and arrested.

 

In the other corner, there’s the FIRE (financial, insurance & real estate) sector. Recent example: MF Global hedge fund racing to bankruptcy in the last week of October.

 

Nothing to see here. Move along. No arrests, no convictions, no perp walks. Just massive looting. MF Global couldn’t keep its hands off all that luscious customer money.

 

First $600 million of customer money was missing. Now as much as $1.2 billion may be gone. What’s a few 100 millions between newly minted enemies? MF Global is merely guilty of sloppy bookkeeping.

 

The FBI and federal prosecutors mobilize. After grave thought and many pizzas, they have an answer. How did the NY Times put it?”

 

[Their] inquiries have increasingly homed in on the theory that much of the customer money had left the firm.

 

That sounds like customer greenbacks sprouted legs and arms, strode into the street and hailed a cab.

 

That money left and it ain’t coming back:

 

No one at MF Global, including its former chief executive, Mr. Corzine, has been accused of wrongdoing.

 

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PHOTO: Pre-Chicken Nugget Meat Paste, AKA Mechanically Separated Poultry [Updated]

PHOTO: Pre-Chicken Nugget Meat Paste, AKA Mechanically Separated Poultry [Updated] | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
Mechanically Separated Chicken, from Fooducate, via Early Onset of NightThe photo above has been extensively passed around recently, and for good reason: it's a peek into the rarely-seen world of mechanically separated meat.
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Medicare for All: Home

Medicare for All: Home | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
Explains the benefits of having a health-care-for-all system in the United States and how to get it.
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American Internet Censorship is Real and Happening -- Stop it!

American Internet Censorship is Real and Happening -- Stop it! | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
A bill that is very likely to pass will let government and corporations censor the internet, take down sites at the behest of corporations.
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Should George Will Have to Disclose His Wife's Clients?

Should George Will Have to Disclose His Wife's Clients? | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
George Will ripped Mitt Romney in the Washington Post the other day, not for the first time. Should he have mentioned that his wife tried and failed to get hired by Romney, and now works for a competitor?
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Did Hillary Clinton Try to Derail the Nixon Impeachment? | War Is A Crime .org

Did Hillary Clinton Try to Derail the Nixon Impeachment? | War Is A Crime .org | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it

DownWithTyranny!: Clinton And Gingrich Now Say It Was A Mistake To Help Wall Street End Glass-Steagall - http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2011/11/clinton-and-gingrich-
now-say-it-was.html

 

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Now that the average US Worker is starting to realize the game Conservative Blue Dog POTUS Bill Clinton was playing POTUS Bill Clinton admits he was wrong. Wrong? POTUS Bill Clinton's policy was to eliminate as much protections for workers he could under the radar. A few months after GWBush took office the Bill Clinton bubble burst. Bill Clinton is responsible for our current crisis and ah, "I was wrong" ain't gonna cut it. He's a multi millionaire who travels around giving the world advice when he should be in a cell next to his buddy GWBush and GW0bama with Hilary Clinton in the cell with him!

 

Hillary and Nixon: http://warisacrime.org/node/31689

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Amazon’s Fire Tablet Already Challenging the iPad for Hearts & Minds: Survey

Amazon’s Fire Tablet Already Challenging the iPad for Hearts & Minds: Survey | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
Amazon's Fire doesn't go on sale until next week but significant numbers of potential tablet buyers already consider it a worthy alternative...

 

Get Your Kindle Fire Here
http://amzn.to/ruOX4J

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The Illuminatus Observor: News Roundup - Israel Madness and America in Revolt - Inside the Eye - Live!

The Illuminatus Observor: News Roundup - Israel Madness and America in Revolt - Inside the Eye - Live! | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it

audio of interest

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32 slaves work for me, how about you? (Wired UK)

32 slaves work for me, how about you? (Wired UK) | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
So, how many slaves work for you?Slavery Footprint answers this question, breaking down your footprint by the products you own...
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The Cradle Of Democracy Goes Commando.

The Cradle Of Democracy Goes Commando. | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
Greece is preparing to make use of the Irish Gambit, that is, to make sure that Greece is choked with yet another loan from sharks circling in the Aegean, before allowing the people of Greece thei...
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Home << ADAPTT :: Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow

Home << ADAPTT :: Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
ADAPTT founder Gary Yourofsky speaks to thousands of college and high-school students
around the country, enjoining them to embrace compassion for animals and adopt a vegan lifestyle.
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Unhosted: remoteStorage

Unhosted: remoteStorage | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
remoteStorage is an open web standard for decentralizing user data. On the unhosted web, data is stored per-user, under the user's control.
That's where it belongs.
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'Job Creator' Herman Cain and Board Laid Off 4,000 Workers at Whirlpool

Herman Cain, who has made job creation a signature issue, was on the board of Whirlpool when the company engaged in a pattern of layoffs, outsourcing and the cutting of retiree benefits, all while accepting government subsidies and paying little to no taxes. Cain has made it clear that he doesn't understand jobs and the economy and has surrounded himself with people who don't know more than he does, but the Whirlpool example goes beyond a lack of understanding into an assault on American workers

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http://www.outsaurus.com/2011/11/04/outsourced-whirlpool/

 

 

Between 2008 and 2010, Whirlpool paid no federal taxes, despite sales of over $18 billion. In 2010, the company reported an effective tax rate of -10.9 percent. And the company continued to lay workers off and outsource their jobs after receiving $19 million in stimulus funds.

 

Cain joined the Whirlpool board of directors in 1992 and received payment for his work there as late as 2010. His compensation from Whirlpool ranged from $166,000 to $190,000 a year

 

PS

 

I was one of the Whirlpool fired workers. The Evansville Factory where I worked closed down. Whirlpool shipped the factory jobs to Mexico.

 

 

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Jerry Coyne and John Haught debate

"The Bale-Boone Symposium series has a rich tradition of providing an open and frank forum for a broad range of compelling issues, ranging from legal and medical ethics to the place of poetry in our culture. This year’s session regarding the compatibility of religion and science was no exception. It led to not only a robust - and even contentious -- debate between two distinguished scholars, but a conversation that continued long afterward among the participants and those who attended. That speaks to the heart of what both The Gaines Center and the University of Kentucky hope to foster - a deep dialogue regarding issues past, present and future that impact us all. With that commitment to open and ongoing dialogue in mind, the attached link contains the video of the session, along with continued communication between the two participants afterward."

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University of California Pepper Spraying Students: Editorial

University of California Pepper Spraying Students: The bible says parents must take their rebellious sons to the town's square and the Christian town's people are to gather there to stone the rebellious son to death. So considering this nation's religious leanings, this is mild brutality.

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CERN Experiment Excludes 1 Error In Faster-Than-Light Finding

CERN Experiment Excludes 1 Error In Faster-Than-Light Finding | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
GENEVA -- The odds have shrunk that Einstein was wrong about a fundamental law of the Universe.
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Thunderbolts predictions confirmed

Thunderbolts predictions confirmed | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
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75th Anniversary of 1936 Auto Sit Down Strikes

75th Anniversary of 1936 Auto Sit Down Strikes | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 44-day GM sit-down strike. This organized the largest automaker in the world and established the United Auto Workers (UAW) as one of the most powerful unions in the U.S.
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Robot workers take over warehouses

Robot workers take over warehouses | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
Fast-growing small company, Kiva, is helping major retailers reinvent their shipping operations with robots.
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William Blum :: Anti-Empire Report, Number 99

William Blum :: Anti-Empire Report, Number 99 | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it

The Anti-Empire Report
November 1st, 2011
by William Blum
www.killinghope.org

 

 

It doesn't matter to them if it's untrue. It's a higher truth.
"We came, we saw, he died."
— US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,

giggling, as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi

 

Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: "We came, we saw, 3,000 died ... ha- ha."

 

Clinton and her partners-in-crime in NATO can also have a good laugh at how they deceived the world. The destruction of Libya, the reduction of a modern welfare state to piles of rubble, to ghost towns, the murder of thousands ... this tragedy was the culmination of a series of falsehoods spread by the Libyan rebels, the Western powers, and Qatar (through its television station, al-Jazeera) — from the declared imminence of a "bloodbath" in rebel-held Benghazi if the West didn't intervene to stories of government helicopter-gunships and airplanes spraying gunfire onto large numbers of civilians to tales of Viagra-induced mass rapes by Gaddafi's army. (This last fable was proclaimed at the United Nations by the American Ambassador, as if young soldiers needed Viagra to get it up!)1

 

The New York Times (March 22) observed:

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Windy Galaxies | thunderbolts.info

Windy Galaxies | thunderbolts.info | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
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Skillshare - Site

Skillshare - Site | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
Skillshare is a marketplace of classes to learn anything (e.g. cooking, fashion, programming) from teachers in your community.
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The Bankers,Like A Pack Of Savage Dogs, Are Eating Their Own Tails..

The Bankers,Like A Pack Of Savage Dogs, Are Eating Their Own Tails.. | Secular Curated News & Views | Scoop.it
As more and more people become aware of the magnitude of the theft that is being perpetrated by the Central Bankers, with the aid of their puppet politicians, they will very soon want to know t...
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Best Speech You Will Ever Hear - Gary Yourofsky

Gary Yourofsky has spoken to thousands of students about the true meaning of animal rights. Gary's powerful and enlightening message has been heard by more t...
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