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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Iceland Financial Fraud Protect Movement / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Global_Research

Rady Ananda writes: As proceedings begin against Iceland’s former Prime Minister, Geir Haarde, for the banking crisis of 2008, at least two thousand Icelanders took to the streets in two days of protest this weekend.  Iceland joins over a dozen other nations protesting economic measures taken out on the public while banks and large corporations receive bailouts. Class war is on, and it’s gone global.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Will South African Gold Mines be Nationalized? / Politics / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe argument that South African mines will be nationalized stems from Julius Malema, the head of the Youth League of the ANC. It has been rumbling on for some time now. Mrs. Shabangu the Mines Minister previously stated that it would not happen in her lifetime. This was ignored by the Youth League who held to their position. At that time it was not on the Agenda of the ANC and was treated with a measure of derision by the ANC. Then the ANC conference happened and the ANC placed the issue on the Agenda to be discussed in 2012.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Washington’s Latest Terror Warning / Politics / US Politics

By: Ron_Holland

I believe America today is trapped inside a nightmare dystopian novel combining the worst of Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984 where we are forced to endure perpetual war, pervasive surveillance and constant attempts at public mind control. The term "Pavlov’s dog" usually describes the conditioning of individuals or a population who merely react to a repeated situation rather than using critical thinking.

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Politics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Coalition Frankenstein Government Child Benefit Cut Middle Class Shocker / Politics / Economic Austerity

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Conservative half of the frankenstein coalition government announced today that it will pull the plug on 1.2 million middle class families by withdrawing Child Benefit for all households (with children) where anyone's gross annual earnings are £44,000 or more (40% tax bracket) from April 2013, which amounts to an effective tax hike of as much as 7% for most of the 1.2 million families.

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Politics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Pakistan Flood Disaster Strategic Ramifications Expected / Politics / Pakistan

By: Global_Intel_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFlooding along the Indus River Valley in Pakistan, beginning in July 2010, seems set to be a pivotal strategic factor in the Northern Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf region. It should be expected to significantly affect the conduct and outcome of the US-led Coalition military operations in Afghanistan.

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Politics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Free Markets Create Jobs / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

In this struggling economy it is essential for politicians to take a step back and think about what government has been doing to business in this country. In less than 200 years, the free market, property rights, and respect for the rule of law took this nation from a rough frontier to a global economic superpower. Today, however, our nation and our economy clearly are headed in the wrong direction.

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Politics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Government Workers: The New Upper Crust? / Politics / US Politics

By: Bill_Bonner

We’re on zombie watch…

They’re everywhere…but especially here in the Washington metropolitan area.

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Politics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Financial Warfare and the Failure of US Military Leadership / Politics / US Politics

By: LewRockwell

Damon Vrabel writes: The "War on Terror" has become the most successful military diversion in history, having lasted twice as long as WWII so far. While the US and other countries are under severe attack by financial powers through the corporate system and the currency and bond markets, the US military is convinced that people living in remote deserts are the threat. So they’re busy killing some of the poorest people in the world while the country is being attacked by the richest. On the one hand, this is a more impressive Machiavellian chess move than the Calais diversion in WWII that opened up the Normandy attack that would seal Germany’s fate. On the other, it’s just embarrassing to see how easily millions of grown adults can be fooled in the face of the obvious.

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Politics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Why I Despise Krugman / Politics / Economic Theory

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecently, I wrote a take-down of Paul Krugman. I pointed out how, in some of his recent posts, Krugman was distorting facts in order to score points for his policy prescriptions. I showed how he was pulling sleight-of-hand with the numbers, so as to play on readers’ misconceptions, and thereby make his rather foolish policy prescriptions sound reasonable.

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Politics

Sunday, October 03, 2010

One Nation Marching on Washington / Politics / US Politics

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have been marching on Washington—and covering marches for more years that I can remember. As a kid, I was part of the original March on Washington back in ’63. It was for jobs and freedom.

The jobs part was soon forgotten when the event was reduced to four words,  “I Have A Dream” in the historical memory.  Dr King’s hope for a non-racial America was not the only message, but it is all we remember as anthemic and iconic. Also forgotten, it was an expression of a grass roots movement from below struggling against violent and racist opposition. It was there to showcase that movement, not make a movie.

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Politics

Sunday, October 03, 2010

European Debt Crisis Assimilating Portugal into Spain? / Politics / Euro-Zone

By: Pravda

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDraconian measures were taken this week in Portugal by the "Socialist" (only in name) Government of José Sócrates, yet another right/centre right Government asking the Portuguese people to make sacrifices, a plea repeated time and again as this long-suffering, hard-working nation slips a few cogs further back into the quagmire of misery.

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Politics

Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Growing Gap Between Rich and Poor in "Classless" America / Politics / Social Issues

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack A. Smith writes: The so-called growing rich-poor gap in "classless" America is a euphemism for the existence of an accelerated class struggle against American workers and the poor by a relatively small minority that possesses or has access to great wealth and power.

The Census Bureau reported Sept. 24 that the income differential between rich and poor Americans was greater in 2009 than any time since such records were kept.

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Politics

Saturday, October 02, 2010

U.S. Declares Trade War Against China / Politics / US Politics

By: Barry_Grey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill giving the executive branch the power to impose punitive duties on exports to the US of any country whose currency is labeled “fundamentally undervalued.” The measure was pushed by the Democratic leadership and supported overwhelmingly by Democratic congressmen, with substantial Republican support.

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Politics

Saturday, October 02, 2010

U.S. and China Steel Giants Continue To Battle / Politics / Metals & Mining

By: Anthony_David

The US recently filed two new cases against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for allegedly violating global trade rules and discriminating against credit card companies and steel makers of the US. While one case challenges China’s imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on a specialty steel product from the US, the other is related to trade barriers in the electronic payment processing market. China refuses to allow the independent functioning of US based credit and debit card companies keen to enter China’s market, and all companies must function through a Chinese entity.

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Politics

Friday, October 01, 2010

The Big Secret about U.S. Healthcare / Politics / US Politics

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleApparently, the use of scare tactics works well for a population whose minds have been hijacked by the corporate-controlled media establishment. For instance, a few years ago, President Bush and his neo-con clan used the WMD scare tactic in order to justify the invasion of Iraq. More scare tactics were used to pass the unconstitutional Patriot Act. (1) (2)

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Politics

Friday, October 01, 2010

Russia-Germany Nord Stream Natural Gas Pipeline Under Way / Politics / Natural Gas

By: Global_Intel_Report

SITUATION: Russia has succeeded in getting funding for the Nord Stream gas pipeline (formerly North European Gas Pipeline, NEGP), which will go under the Baltic Sea to Germany. It obtained environmental approvals from the littoral states concerned rather easily and earlier this year began to lay the pipes undersea.

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Politics

Friday, October 01, 2010

BMA, NHS GP Doctors Do Not Want Competition, Value for Money or Patient Choice / Politics / NHS

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe British Medical Association (BMA) representing NHS GP Doctors has belatedly gone on the offensive against the coalition government's plans for reforming the NHS by introducing a market for competing GP consortiums to manage most of the NHS £100 billion budget. NHS GP's do not want competition because it would mean a more commercial health service where patients are able to freely move to the better run GP surgeries which risks putting failing GP surgeries out of business and fellow GP's out of work.

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Politics

Friday, October 01, 2010

Remedies for Our Ailing Healthcare Policies / Politics / US Politics

By: Barry_Elias

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat is the importance of $148 and $7,285?

Answer: Both represent the U.S. healthcare expenditures per capita: the former in 1960, the latter in 2007.

In 2007, the United States spent more per capita on healthcare than any nation in the world, excluding Luxembourg, Monaco, and Norway, which spent slightly more. Yet, the mortality parameters suggest otherwise: our worldwide ranking for life expectancy and infant mortality are 50 and 45, respectively.

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Politics

Friday, October 01, 2010

House China Tariff Bill Will Take America Down the Wrong Road / Politics / US Politics

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: The U.S. House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed a bill that would enable the Obama administration to impose punitive tariffs on almost all Chinese imports into the United States - a controversial move that's intended to punish China for refusing to revalue its currency.

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Politics

Friday, October 01, 2010

Obama's War Against Pakistanis / Politics / US Politics

By: Jack_D_Douglas

I watched an interview with Bob Woodward about his new book, Obama's War. It was mostly inside-dopsterish Woodward at his worst. But at the end a young anchor asked him what the U.S. attacks in Pakistan were going to produce in the near future. He smiled in his all-knowing and impish way, said he could not really say [of course], but "I think you should strap yourself in!" Translation: you ain't seen nothing yet, so hang on Sloopy and fasten your seatbelt for a wild ride ahead.

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