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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Saving Middle-Class Jobs in America: Is It Worth $30 Socks? / Politics / Employment

By: Rodney_Johnson

My younger daughter doesn’t conform to, well, much of anything. As a very young girl she insisted on doing her own hair. She liked pony tails – lots of them – but as a four or five-year-old, she didn’t have much skill at getting them right. This meant that she often had 11 or 12 fountains of blonde hair sticking out all over her head. She was very proud.

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Politics

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tesla Motors - U.S. Congress Has Created a New Tax Credit…at Your Expense / Politics / US Auto's

By: Rodney_Johnson

This year, tax day arrives soon after Tesla Motors unveiled the affordable Model 3.

Well, maybe affordable isn’t the right word. With a base price of $35,000, it’s more expensive than the entry level Mercedes, but it’s also less than half the cost of the vaunted Tesla Model S, which starts at $76,000.

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Politics

Thursday, April 14, 2016

For a Longer Healthier Life in America, Get Rich (or move to Maine or Vermont) / Politics / Social Issues

By: Michael_T_Bucci

If you are feeling chronic stress, anxiety, apprehension and are worried about money, work, family matters, personal health and the economy you are in the majority.

Since 2007, the American Psychological Society (APA) has conducted a “Stress in America” survey. It found that money and work are the top two sources of “very or somewhat significant” stress (67 percent and 65 percent in 2015, respectively). This year, for the first time, the survey reveals that family responsibilities are the third most common stressor (54 percent), followed by personal health concern (51 percent), health problems affecting the family (50 percent) and the economy (50 percent).

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Politics

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Turkey's Erdogan Hardening Dictatorial Rule / Politics / Turkey

By: Stephen_Lendman

Erdogan is one of the world’s most ruthless despots, Turkey a NATO member, a valued US ally.

Washington largely ignores his tyrannical rule, his abolition of press freedom, imprisoning critics, his war on Turkish, Syrian and Iraqi Kurds.

Turkish lawmakers have immunity from prosecution. Erdogan wants pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) members (the country’s third largest parliamentary bloc) stripped of their fundamental right for opposing ruthless regime policies.

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Politics

Monday, April 11, 2016

As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire of US Interventions / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

On Sunday Ukrainian prime minister Yatsenyuk resigned, just four days after the Dutch voted against Ukraine joining the European Union. Taken together, these two events are clear signals that the US-backed coup in Ukraine has not given that country freedom and democracy. They also suggest a deeper dissatisfaction among Europeans over Washington's addiction to interventionism.

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Politics

Sunday, April 10, 2016

“Pope” Francis and the Disintegration of Europe / Politics / Religion

By: Antonius_Aquinas

Despite being rebuked and humiliated by the Republican presidential front runner over his inflammatory statements about U.S. illegal immigration policies, Newpope Francis of the Vatican II sect has continued to opine about the migration crisis.

In an address to a Newcatholic French group, Bergoglio admitted the obvious: “We can speak today of [an] Arab invasion. It is a social fact.” Yet, despite the horrific consequences of this fact, mostly orchestrated by New World Order groups and organizations of which his church is a part, Newpope amazingly contends that this will eventually be a positive thing for Europeans: “How many invasions has Europe experienced in the course of its history! But it’s always been able to overcome them and move forward, finding itself complimented and improved by the cultural exchange they brought about.”*

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Politics

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Archbishops Father is Not God! What if Jesus had a DNA Test? / Politics / Religion

By: N_Walayat

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby following a DNA test to put press rumours to rest was instead shocked to discover that his real father turned out to be someone other than the man who had raised him from birth, as apparently his mother had slept with Winston Churchill's last private secretary whilst drunk resulting in the conception of Justin, all of which was just days before her marriage to the man who Justin would think was his father for 60 years.

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Politics

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The More Corrupt the State, the More Numerous the Laws / Politics / Social Issues

By: Casey_Research

By Nick Giambruno

Today, I’m going to share one of the most important things I’ve learned traveling around the world: There’s a crucial difference between committing a real crime and breaking the law.

I’ve seen it firsthand in the Middle East as well as many other places.

The difference is huge and few people understand it.

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Politics

Thursday, April 07, 2016

America’s Ignorant and the Offended / Politics / US Politics

By: Barry_M_Ferguson

 “If you've got a business. you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.” - Barack Obama

It takes an ignorant person to offend everyone.

America has become the land of the ignorant and the offended. Citizens remain profoundly ignorant of truth and everyone seems to be chronically offended. Maybe if people weren’t so ignorant, they wouldn’t be so offended.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Iceland's Tax Dodging PM Resigns, David Cameron Next? Insidious Banking Crime Syndicate / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The 'Panama papers' leak of 11.5 million documents on the tax affairs of the world's elites at just one of thousands of tax dodge facilitating firms which thus represents a mere fraction of the tax dodging that goes on in the world's tax havens, many of which are British dominions. So whilst the Panama papers are making the headlines today, however virtually EVERYONE already well understands that the rich and political elite DODGE TAXES, usually paying just a token amount that tends to be a lot closer to 0% than even 1% of earnings. Whilst the gullible workers, the sheeple pay 20% or 40% of their earnings to the state, which compares against less than 1% tax paid by those who earn hundreds times more, much of which is through ill gotten gains such as by criminals and dictators and their henchmen, the likes of Czar Putin who has probably funneled $10's of billion's of the Russian peoples wealth out of the country and into a myriad of tax haven front companies, and then we have the Al brigade, thousands of Sheiks who have siphoned off the Gulfs oil wealth over many decade, with the so called communists of China not far behind.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Cash Banned, Freedom Gone / Politics / War on Cash

By: Thorsten_Polleit

Some politicians want to ban cash, arguing that cash is helping criminals. The first steps in that direction are the withdrawal of big denomination notes and the limits imposed on cash payments.

Proponents of a ban on cash claim that this will help fight criminal transactions — involved in money laundering, terrorism, and tax evasion. These promises of salvation are used to get the general public to agree to a society without cash. But there is no convincing proof for the claim that the world without cash will be a better one. Even if undesirable behavior is indeed financed by cash, you still need to answer the question: will the undesirable behavior disappear without cash? Or will those who commit the undesirable acts take to new ways and means to reach their goal?

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Politics

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

NYT Debate on Zionism (Jewish Fundamentalism): A Small Positive Step Short of a Giant Leap Needed / Politics / Israel

By: Stephen_Lendman

Most Times “Room for Debate” discussions are more one-sided advocacy than legitimate debates, establishment views drowning out alternative ones.

On April 4, it asked “(i)s anti-Zionism anti-Semitism? One has nothing to do with the other. Two of five contributors correctly equated Zionism with racism.

Two others were one-sidedly pro-Israeli. One other expressed support for “legitimate political expression.” Most important is full and accurate reporting and analysis, truth-telling alone.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Don't Let the Brexit Head Fake Fool You - Video / Politics / EU_Referendum

By: Mario_Innecco

Trancript Excerpt hi it's Tuesday April 5th 2016 I'll be talking to me about something very
interesting especially for UK residents but also for anyone around the world and
it's the breaks it had failed and some fake is some of you might not head fake
usually happens and sports for example in football as Americans call it soccer
you know our players running with the ball kicking the ball and then he looks
to the last but actually passes the ball to the right instead of you know 24 the
opponent also in basketball for example you running with the ball and you look
to the left and you can you pass the ball to the right to to your teammate
then the opponent will actually focus on the left and be fought so that's a head.

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Politics

Monday, April 04, 2016

The European Union Is Anti-European / Politics / European Union

By: MISES

Louis Rouanet writes: What is Europe? It seems that no rigorous answer can be provided. Europe is not exactly a continent. It is not a political entity. It is not a united people. The best definition, in fact, may be that Europe is the outcome of a long historical process that engendered unique institutions and a unique vision of what men ought to be. The idea that men ought to be free from violent government interference. Europe has no founding fathers. Its birth was not orchestrated but completely spontaneous. Its development was not imposed by armies and governments but was the voluntary product of clerics, merchants, serfs, and intellectuals who were seeking to interact freely with each other. Europeans were united by their freedoms and divided by their governments. In other words, Europe was built against States and their arbitrary restrictions, not by them.

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Politics

Monday, April 04, 2016

The Boomer Retirement Meme Is A Big Lie / Politics / Demographics

By: James_Quinn

As the labor participation rate and employment to population ratio linger near three decade lows, the mouthpieces for the establishment continue to perpetuate the Big Lie this is solely due to the retirement of Boomers. It's their storyline and they'll stick to it, no matter what the facts show to be the truth. Even CNBC lackeys, government apparatchiks, and Ivy League educated Keynesian economists should be able to admit that people between the ages of 25 and 54 should be working, unless they are home raising children.

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Politics

Monday, April 04, 2016

Vietnam War at 50: Have We Learned Nothing? / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week Defense Secretary Ashton Carter laid a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington in commemoration of the "50th anniversary" of that war. The date is confusing, as the war started earlier and ended far later than 1966. But the Vietnam War at 50 commemoration presents a good opportunity to reflect on the war and whether we have learned anything from it.

Some 60,000 Americans were killed fighting in that war more than 8,000 miles away. More than a million Vietnamese military and civilians also lost their lives. The US government did not accept that it had pursued a bad policy in Vietnam until the bitter end. But in the end the war was lost and we went home, leaving the destruction of the war behind. For the many who survived on both sides, the war would continue to haunt them.

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Politics

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Will North Korea and Cuba Ever Be Wealthy? / Politics / Social Issues

By: MISES

Ryan W. McMaken writes: After years of claiming to embrace revolutionary Marxism, the Cuban state is, for reasons of necessity and pragmatism, moving toward becoming a more traditional authoritarian state. Even once Raul and Fidel Castro are dead, it's rather unlikely that the Cuban government will suddenly turn to a political system that leans heavily in favor of relatively free markets. As has been the case with China, the ruling class of Cuba will find ways to perpetuate itself and maintain political control while keeping for itself a substantial amount of the wealth produced by the labors of the common people. It will likely loosen up on its control of the economy because it recognizes that more-free economies are more productive than less-free economies. But, don't look for Cuba to become a haven for entrepreneurship any time soon.

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Politics

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Tollerance, Intollerance And Liberty / Politics / Social Issues

By: Raymond_Matison

Americans have a well-earned reputation for being tolerant.  This tolerance goes back to before the very foundation of our country.  The original immigrants to Britain’s American Colony often were people escaping some form of oppression in Europe, and thus were quite cognizant and very sensitive to its practice.  Landing in America, these early immigrants quickly became tolerant of each other and learned not to be oppressive to others themselves. 

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Politics

Thursday, March 31, 2016

NYT Ignores Greatest Nuclear Threat / Politics / Nuclear Weapons

By: Stephen_Lendman

The hugely destructive power of nuclear weapons can end life on earth.

NYT editors want them kept from “terrorists,” ignoring state terrorists, especially America and Israel, an alliance posing the greatest of all threats.

An earlier article discussed the devastating effects of a thermonuclear attack on New York - likely if America launches nuclear war on Russia, an unthinkable real possibility.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe / Politics / War on Terror

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

It was not long after last week's horrifying bombings in Brussels that the so-called security experts were out warning that Europeans must give up more of their liberty so government can keep them secure from terrorism. I guess people are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure.

I am sure a frightened population will find government promises of perfect security attractive and may be willing to allow more surveillance of their personal lives. They should pause a little beforehand and consider what their governments have done so far to keep them "safe."

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