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Business TPP–the 1% solution to democracy–government by corporate dictates…

Written by Jeanine Molloff Friday, 28 June 2013 03:08 TPP…the most dangerous trade contract you never heard of… Chances are that you’ve never heard of the Trans-Pacific-Pact/Free Trade Agreement, aka the TPP-FTA, and that is…

Business The Case for Market Socialism

Here is the central economic paradox of our times.  There is enough to go around.  But it’s not getting around enough. This is not an abstract problem.  Economists know it, and they have a whole…

African-American Respect, Manners, and the Uneducated Far Right

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others, guides our Manners” ~~~ Laurence Sterne For Sheriff Rick Clark, is not patriotism..”The honor, should be reserved for Americans”??…that’s just more sound bytes, for Tea loving…

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American culture Gone to Soon

I know social media is a place where almost every person has an opinion or point of view to express. It doesn’t matter how much or how little knowledge they have on one subject or…

American culture Ballots, Battlefields or Baseball

Let us now pause and give thanks for an odd-numbered year.  For me, the best thing about this “off-year” November was that I could mostly ignore a trivial election and concentrate on what truly matters…

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Business Neo-Cons Gun for Gazprom in Ukraine. Glenn Greenwald Patron Omidyar Funds Neo-Nazi Terrorist Rise to Power in Kiev. by Daniel Bruno, Chartered Market Technician

In December I wrote about the Ukrainian peoples’ indigenous movement for progressive change: http://rt.com/op- edge/ukraine-russia-eu-deal-conflict-425/ As it turns out, the money and the mercenaries that toppled the incompetent Yanukovich was American and Israeli. “F*** the…

Dollar steady, finds footing after upbeat US data

Business Dollar steady, finds footing after upbeat US data

The dollar held steady versus a basket of currencies on Friday, supported by upbeat data that underpinned hopes for continued improvement in the US economy.  The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits…

Could there be a $50,000 bitcoin?

Business Could there be a $50,000 bitcoin?

In the last year, and with increasing intensity following the early December price spike that briefly put Bitcoin above $1,200, critics have sounded the alarm that the price is a bubble. Some, like Felix Salmon,…

The Bank Rescue, Five Years Later

Business The Bank Rescue, Five Years Later

Sometimes government programs that seem flawed at their launch turn out to succeed against all expectations. No, this is not a post about the Affordable Care Act — I still think that will prove to…

Civil war in Ukraine: a new cycle of violence

Civil Liberties Civil war in Ukraine: a new cycle of violence

With hundreds of riot police officers advancing from all sides after a day of deadly mayhem here in the Ukrainian capital, antigovernment protesters mounted a final desperate and seemingly doomed act of defiance late on…

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Business Digital currency XNF is backed by gold and silver

NoFiatCoin (XNF) is a new digital currency that is backed by gold and silver coins. This idea gives the currency an added security with the value of precious metals, according to VentureBeat. Around a third…

Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Measure Into Law

Business Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Measure Into Law

President Barack Obama on Saturday signed separate measures into law to lift the federal debt limit and restore benefits that had been cut for younger military retirees. Obama signed the bills during a weekend golf…

House to Vote Feb. 12 on U.S. Debt-Limit Increase Plan

Business House to Vote Feb. 12 on U.S. Debt-Limit Increase Plan

The House plans to vote Feb. 12 to increase the U.S. debt limit and restore cost-of-living raises for military retirees, said Representative Robert Pittenger of North Carolina. The plan was announced in a closed-door meeting…

Top House Republican Expects Terrorist Attack During Sochi Olympics

Geopolitics Top House Republican Expects Terrorist Attack During Sochi Olympics

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) said Sunday that he expects a terrorist attack to occur during the Sochi Winter Olympics. “There’s a high probability that something will detonate, something will go off,…

Protests Over Government and Economy Roil Bosnia

Civil Liberties Protests Over Government and Economy Roil Bosnia

Thousands of angry Bosnians took to the streets on Friday for a fourth day of protests against the political paralysis and economic stagnation that have engulfed one of Europe’s poorest and most divided countries. In…

Bitcoin: two Las Vegas casinos to use digital currency

American culture Bitcoin: two Las Vegas casinos to use digital currency

Management of the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, which are owned by the same company, said as of Wednesday (local time) they would process transactions through BitPay, among…

Bitcoin Is the Latest Plot to Save the Post Office

American culture Bitcoin Is the Latest Plot to Save the Post Office

In an attempt to salvage its remaining relevance, the U.S. Postal Service has hit on what might be an interesting possibility: digital currency. On January 29, the organization hosted a webinar with experts discussing how…

Two Digital Currency Trends Worth Paying Attention to in 2014

Business Two Digital Currency Trends Worth Paying Attention to in 2014

For many folks 2013 was their first exposure to digital currency. Bitcoin’s gesticulating valuation and tepid relationship with regulators kept digital currency stapled to the top of news outlets around the globe. 2013 proved that…

The censure of Senator McCain is a self-inflicted wound for Republicans

American culture The censure of Senator McCain is a self-inflicted wound for Republicans

Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party mandatory meeting, party leaders passed a resolution to censure Senator John McCain for his “disastrous” voting record. Timothy Schwartz, the author of the resolution, wrote: … Senator McCain has…

Fall in eurozone inflation rate fuels deflation concerns

Business Fall in eurozone inflation rate fuels deflation concerns

Calls for European Central Bank action to help protect the eurozone’s fragile recovery have grown after the release of inflation and jobless data. Official figures showed that eurozone inflation fell to 0.7% in January, down…

New York finance regulator voices backing for Bitcoin

Business New York finance regulator voices backing for Bitcoin

Benjamin Lawsky, the superintendent of financial services in New York whose tough stance on money laundering wrung a $340m settlement from Standard Chartered, has said Bitcoin has reached a “tipping point” where its potential benefits…

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