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Noise of the Crowd » Blog Archive » Why wise politicians call themselves progressives - Interesting things about public opinion

Noise of the Crowd » Blog Archive » Why wise politicians call themselves progressives - Interesting things about public opinion | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
"Progressives", in the public mind, are Boris Johnson, Alan Sugar, Sebastian Coe, and, above all, Richard Branson. http://t.co/dgzCl0wi
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"But as anyone who pays attention to polls knows, most people, most of the time, don’t care what politicians are doing. Sometimes the politerati are so isolated from the rest of the country, they’re effectively speaking a different language." (From article) This is a brief, interesting, out loud thinking style article from one Englishman's point of view.

 

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Lou Dobbs got Trump’s approval rating wrong. Guess what Trump tweeted.

Lou Dobbs got Trump’s approval rating wrong. Guess what Trump tweeted. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Hint: It wasn’t a correction.
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How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World - The New York Times

How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World - The New York Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Murdoch and his children have toppled governments on two continents and destabilized the most important democracy on Earth. What do they want?
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Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good - The New York Times

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good - The New York Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding them is a status symbol.
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Powerful Article and info
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Israel Grants Golan Heights Oil License

Israel Grants Golan Heights Oil License | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Big oil score for main stock holder and founder of Fox News Rupert Murdoch and Chaney and others get great pay back in oil rights to drill for pushing to keep Israel’s grip in occupied areas.
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Women In The Military Say Their Pain Was Consistently Dismissed As “Female Problems,” Causing Permanent Medical Issues

Women In The Military Say Their Pain Was Consistently Dismissed As “Female Problems,” Causing Permanent Medical Issues | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
From body armor to health care, the US military has been slow to adapt to women in its ranks. Female service members are paying the price, often with lifelong consequences.
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All written in the article is highly likely true for female soldiers. Buzzfeed’s article is short sighted though and has tunnel vision. Many of those women and likely most are not military members but spouses and dependents. While they may not suffer military related issues they share the same flawed system that treats female military members. Much of the care given in these facilities is not the old top of the line, smart but less rich kids sent to school medical schools at taxpayer funding and then required to serve. High numbers of these doctors are recruited from all over the world by medical contractors. The wives and dependents see even more of the contract doctors than enlisted do. This is not just a female soldier problem... it isn’t even just a military medical problem. Many women run across this type of medical care across the board.
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Jared Kushner Is China’s Trump Card

Jared Kushner Is China’s Trump Card | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Evan Osnos and Adam Entous on how the President’s son-in-law, despite his inexperience in diplomacy, became Beijing’s primary point of interest.
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Week 88: Did Stone’s Indictment Finally Tie Trump’s Campaign to Russia?

Week 88: Did Stone’s Indictment Finally Tie Trump’s Campaign to Russia? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A tantalizing reference to a high-level campaign official hints at why the Trump confidant allegedly lied to Congress about his contacts with Wikileaks.
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Syria shot down more than 30 Israeli cruise missiles, bombs - Ifax | Reuters

Syria shot down more than 30 Israeli cruise missiles, bombs - Ifax | Reuters | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Syrian military air defenses destroyed more than 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs during Israeli air strikes in the early hours of Monday, Russia's defense control center was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.
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Russia's seizure of Ukrainian ships, sailors brings muted U.S. response

Russia's seizure of Ukrainian ships, sailors brings muted U.S. response | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Former U.S. diplomats and experts say Washington should be doing more to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin after November's clash in the Kerch Strait.
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Senate's First Bill Is a Bipartisan Defense of Israel From Boycotts

Senate's First Bill Is a Bipartisan Defense of Israel From Boycotts | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Attacks on the free speech rights of Americans in the name of defending Israel seem to have no end in sight.
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The Collapse of the American Empire?

The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who over the past decade and a half has made his name as a columnist, activist an
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How Vienna produced ideas that shaped the West - Vienna

How Vienna produced ideas that shaped the West - Vienna | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
ACROSS the cobbles of Vienna’s Michaelerplatz the world of empires, waltzes and mutton-chop whiskers glowers at the modern age of psychoanalysis, atonal music and clean shaves.
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The Top 0.5% Underpay $50 Billion a Year In Taxes and Crushed the IRS Plan to Stop Them —

The Top 0.5% Underpay $50 Billion a Year In Taxes and Crushed the IRS Plan to Stop Them — | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, the tax agency formed a special team to unravel the complex tax-lowering strategies of the nation’s wealthiest people. But with big money — and Congress — arrayed against the team, it never had a chance.
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Excerpt: “It’s particularly important to audit the wealthy well, and not simply because that’s where the money is. That’s where the cheating is, too. Studies show that the wealthiest are more likely to avoid paying taxes. The top 0.5 percent in income account for fully a fifth of all the underreported income, according to a 2010 study by the IRS’ Andrew Johns and the University of Michigan’s Joel Slemrod. Adjusted for inflation, that’s more than $50 billion each year in unpaid taxes.”
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Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor

Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Lori Lightfoot becomes the first African-American woman to lead the country's third largest city.
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Erdogan Is Weak. And Invincible. –

Erdogan Is Weak. And Invincible. – | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Turkey’s president has rarely been so unpopular. He’s likely to dominate this week’s local elections anyway.
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Opinion | Dignity for All - The New York Times

Opinion | Dignity for All - The New York Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Making the case for a new guiding economic principle.
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Ok! Let’s get real about earning your own keep and dignity in the work you do! Motherhood and parenting full time is the only job in America and most of the world that has zero added real value in terms of dollars that can put food on your table now that we all have mostly left farming. If it was traditional men’s work it would likely have been a top dollar job from the start. You in fact will likely find more earned real added value in planting a single cabbage crop or bunch of chickens and selling those to put food on the table. Also the nice idea of caring for someone to earn money with dignity because someone rich enough can afford to have you relieve them of their personal burdensome loved one is a dream for many people because far too many must leave full time employment and “dignity of earning their own money” to serve in that caregiver role for free to care for those they love or trust them to underpaid caregivers. Most non rich people pay a huge portion of their wealth for the care of your loved one if you can. The reality is too often those actually providing the care are often paid only a small part of those funds. You spend the best working years of your earning years devoted to having and raising your children and you likely can’t afford them or afford to grow old unless you have a rich husband or core family to give you money. There is not even a minimal wage dignity for women not attached to a money bag.
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As Commissary Sales Plummet, Pentagon Seeks 21 Percent Subsidy Cut

As Commissary Sales Plummet, Pentagon Seeks 21 Percent Subsidy Cut | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The fiscal 2020 defense budget asks Congress to slash funding for commissaries by $271 million, or 21 percent.
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Code for America clears 8,132 marijuana convictions, with more to come

Code for America clears 8,132 marijuana convictions, with more to come | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Code for America and the San Francisco District Attorney's office partnered to clear thousands of marijuana convictions with far-reaching effects.
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Home - RSA

Home - RSA | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The RSA is a charity which encourages the release of human potential to address the challenges that society faces. Join us to help shape the future.
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World Economic Forum: "Global Economy in Transition"

World Economic Forum: "Global Economy in Transition" | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
World Economic Forum (@wef). The international institution for public private cooperation. Follow us for research, insight and analysis on global issues.
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The secret moves to increase private health care | The Star

The secret moves to increase private health care | The Star | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Premier Doug Ford says Health Minister Christine Elliott is working hard to protect public health care, but evidence is mounting that a privatization push is underway.
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Senate must do its job on judicial nominees in 2019

Senate must do its job on judicial nominees in 2019 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Senators must take a stand against any judicial nominees with horrific records on racial injustice.
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This is the best reason to formally impeach and punish Trump on any sound basis available because his appointments and VP would have to go out with him under certain sort of impeachment’s.
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Will NHS long-term plan deliver the goods?

Will NHS long-term plan deliver the goods? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
NHS England's delayed long-term plan will be the focus of much discussion during the coming year.
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Palestine

Palestine | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Palestine in the ancient world was part of the region known as Canaan where the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah were located. The term `Palestine’ was originally
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Interesting history.
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