Post Tagged with: "United States"

WTO Says State Owned Companies Can Dump Goods On US Market

WTO Says State Owned Companies Can Dump Goods On US Market

The WTO has ruled today that state owned enterprises do not have to follow the same rules as private – what does this mean for trade?

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U.S Federal Judge Is Stunned No Financial Executives Have Been Prosecuted

U.S Federal Judge Is Stunned No Financial Executives Have Been Prosecuted

   Anyone who has followed the economic breakdown since 2008 has pondered a simple question. Why haven’t any bank executives been prosecuted? U.S District Judge Jed Rakoff asks the same question in a recent piece published in the New York Review of Books. It has been five years since the […]

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You Wouldn’t Believe How Much Free Higher Education Would Cost

The cost of higher education is inflated due to our current funding model. Countries all around the world provide higher education at affordable costs. Image: Tax Credits

The cost of higher education is spinning out of control for American students. But what if there were a way to provide affordable public education, perhaps even for free (If that’s what you’re into)? According to the Department of Education, public universities collected $62.6 billion from undergraduates in 2012. Yes, […]

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Guilt And The Conservative Antipathy For American Indians

Native Americans have long been treated poorly in this country, even long after their initial conquering. Note the sign: “Positively No Beer Sold To Indians,” reminiscent of those found in the Jim Crow south.  Image @LibraryOfCongress

Why does it seem that so many conservatives hate American Indians? Could it be some cultural guilt projected outward?

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Syrian Military Engagement: Will History Repeat Itself? (VIDEO)

Image from Business Insider.com http://www.businessinsider.com/uk-army-chief-invading-syria-would-be-the-only-way-to-topple-assad-2013-7

Before we invade Syria and play ‘Cowboys and Muslims’ again, we should consider the other options on the table.

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Oklahoma Prosecutors Reject Right Wing Talking Point, Say Race Was Not A Factor In Chris Lane Murder

Photo of Chris Lane from www.news.com.au.

Australian baseball player Chris Lane was murdered in Oklahoma on August 16, and within hours the right wing press and commentators began to spin the story into a “black on white crime” version of the Trayvon Martin murder. This is Trayvon Martin in reverse, only worse. -Rush Limbaugh In Oklahoma, […]

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Internal Audit Reveals NSA Violated Privacy Rules 2,776 Times In A One Year Span

Internal Audit Reveals NSA Violated Privacy Rules 2,776 Times In A One Year Span

Though the internal audit provided by Snowden shows that violations of privacy rules by the NSA are mostly unintended, the pace of transparency is slow.

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Harry Reid Says It Like It Is – Calls Tea Party Anarchists (VIDEO)

Harry Reid Says It Like It Is – Calls Tea Party Anarchists (VIDEO)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has it right on the money. Why would you elect anarchists who hate the government to the government?

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The 12 Best Reasons Why The U.S. Is Not Now, And Never Should Be, A Christian Nation

Tea Party Jesus photo collage by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info. With apologies to "Dogma" and Buddy Christ.

The founding fathers wouldn’t have dreamed of imposing religion on their fellow Americans. They knew our greatness depended on NOT being a Christian nation.

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The Star And Stripes: Eight Things Every American Should Know About Their Flag (IMAGES)

The Star And Stripes: Eight Things Every American Should Know About Their Flag (IMAGES)

On this 4th of July let us turn our eyes at the Flag of the Republic, and learn about Old Glory on this, the 237th birthday of the United States of America.

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Only Chile And Mexico Have Tax Revenue Lower Than The United States Among Industrialized Nations

Only Chile And Mexico Have Tax Revenue Lower Than The United States Among Industrialized Nations

If individuals ran their finances the same way conservatives expect the government to use tax revenue, everyone would rent their house and drive an old car.

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Republican Congressman Introduces Bill To Require Political Approval Of Scientific Papers

With apologies to Thomas Dolby's "Blinded Me With Science."

Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas has introduced a draft legislation which would require congressional approval of scientific research.

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President Says ‘We’ve GOT To Close Guantanamo,’ But GOP-Led Congress Still Refuses (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama photo from minnesota.publicradio.org. Barbed wire fence photo from www.nextgov.com.

Obama ordered Gitmo closed back in 2009, so why is it still open for business?

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Comatose Patients Being Deported By Hospitals Across The Country (VIDEO)

Image captured from video by Associated Press. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuwQFId1mag

Apparently, the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process clause only applies to people who are not sick and comatose and undocumented.

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Religious Fanatic Vandalizes Indiana Planned Parenthood With Axe

While the GOP tries to axe funds for Planned Parenthood and other women's health clinics across the nation, this guy was arrested for actually going to his local Planned Parenthood and vandalizing it with an Axe. Photograph of suspect Benjamin D. Currell from the Bloomington, IN Police Department, via IndyStar.Com. http://www.indystar.com/article/20130411/NEWS02/304110029/Police-Man-used-ax-vandalize-Bloomington-Planned-Parenthood-facility?gcheck=1

While the GOP tries to axe funding for Planned Parenthood and other women’s health clinics across the nation, this guy was arrested for actually going to his local Planned Parenthood and vandalizing it with an axe.

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Anonymous Turns Kim Jong-Un Into A Pig; North Korea Is Not Impressed (VIDEO)

Anonymous Turns Kim Jong-Un Into A Pig; North Korea Is Not Impressed (VIDEO)

Although their hacking is against the law, a warm flame of hope burns within my cold, shriveled heart every time I hear about them hacking some other evil organization.

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Shocking Report Reveals Dramatic Rise In Radical Right Wing Hate Groups (VIDEO)

Shocking Report Reveals Dramatic Rise In Radical Right Wing Hate Groups (VIDEO)

The number of extremist, anti-government, conservative hate groups has QUADRUPLED TWICE over the past four years, according to a four-year study by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Incarceration Of African-Americans Has Dropped

A positive shift in incarceration rates; @Ebony.com

It may be the beginning of a trend that shows that acceptance is making progress, and that we’re actually moving toward equality.

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Rebellion, Resources, and Refugees – The Conflict In Mali

Rebellion, Resources, and Refugees – The Conflict In Mali

The ongoing situation in Mali is gaining traction in the media with the reporting of Al Qaeda members within the ranks of the Tuareg rebels.

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Senator Warren To Banking Committee, ‘When Did You Last Take A Wall Street Bank To Trial’ (VIDEO)

Senator Elizabeth Warren grills SEC officials at her first Senate Banking Committee hearing. Screen shot from her YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dxhyUAWPmGw

Why aren’t any bank CEOs in jail? Watch Elizabeth Warren rip into big banks and SEC non-regulators at her first Senate Banking Committee hearing! It’s better than reality TV!

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