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Monday, October 20, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife

  Article appears in he Summit County Citizens Voice newspaper   GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  By Summit Voice Oil drilling in the coastal strip in the Alaskan Arctic has been hotly contested for decades SUMMIT COUNTY — Continuing to push for domestic energy production, House Republicans this week said they will introduce a bill that would open parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. Although the area was set aside for ... Full Story

Asia-Pacific Economic summit gets

  APEC World Leaders Dinner Gets Occupied Within secure zone, musician sings on behalf of the many Honolulu - A change in the programmed entertainment at last night's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss. During the gala dinner, renowned Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who performed at the White House in 2009, opened his suit jacket to reveal a home-made “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt. ... Full Story

Social Security cuts don’t add up

Social Security cuts don’t add up

  Note: The following article states that new research shows that Americans over 65 are disproportionately wealthy. The word "disproportionately" is used in a pejorative manner in this sentence. The report from Pew Research entitled "The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being: The Old Prosper Relative to the Young" does not use this negatively charged word. If NPR were exercising journalist excellence here, they would not use this negatively charged word. The Pew Report, and the ... Full Story

NY Judge critical of SEC

NY Judge critical of SEC

  Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff was not pleased with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed settlement with Citigroup. Citigroup violated previous agreements, lied to its customer about the mortgage bonds they were selling and bet against the bonds. Citigroup's customers lost $700 million while the bank made a profit of $160 million. The SEC was willing to let Citigroup off with no admission of wrong doing and what the judge considered to be an inadequate fine. The two ... Full Story

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

          The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent   By Tim Dickinson November 9, 2011 7:00 AM ET The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's ... Full Story

The sinking Occupy movement

  The sinking Occupy movement by Tom H. Hastings The Occupy movement is submerging faster than it's growing. There are two manifestations of an underlying primary problem causing this in my town, Portland Oregon, and I suspect it's not entirely dissimilar elsewhere. Symptom #1: Street people magnet As one of my students and a devoted Occupy worker put it, "What street person WOULDN'T be attracted to free food, no serious rules and at least some temporary protection from ... Full Story

Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS

Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS

          Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS   This week, the media magnate’s notorious New York tabloid ran three consecutive covers that together branded Wall Street protesters as lazy, vicious beasts. Salon suggests the insults probably mean the occupiers are doing something right. Wednesday’s cover featured a now discredited story about a Wall Street cafe letting workers go after occupiers hindered business. On Thursday, an ... Full Story

Rick Perry the government beneficiary

Rick Perry the government beneficiary

        The Texas Tribune Perry the Antigovernment Politician Meets Perry the Government Beneficiary By Jay Rot As a Texas governor and presidential candidate, Rick Perry has repeatedly turned to the marketplace for policy solutions to health care and retirement security. But as a private citizen, Mr. Perry has generally relied on the government. Mr. Perry is a member of what the Texas Employees Retirement System calls “the elected class,” ... Full Story

Occupy Together not Occupy Bloodlust

By Wim Laven Precedent There is an old adage for journalism: If it bleeds, it leads; we are reminded of this sentiment regularly. Earlier this year I wrote about our need to see Osama bin Laden’s body; the thirst for blood was alive and well after Muammar Gaddafi was killed as well. It is important to avoid such a reaction with the nonviolent Occupy Movement. Story On Tuesday Oct. 25, images of police in gas masks, armed with teargas, violently dispersing a crowd in Oakland ... Full Story

Veterans joining occupy movement

Veterans joining occupy movement

          Call of Duty: Veterans Join the 99 Percent By Amy Goodman 11-11-11 is not a variant of Herman Cain’s much-touted 9-9-9 tax plan, but rather the date of this year’s Veterans Day. This is especially relevant, as the U.S. has now entered its second decade of war in Afghanistan, the longest war in the nation’s history. U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are appearing more and more on the front lines—the front lines of the ... Full Story

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