Monthly Archives: June 2014

Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas


Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas by Paul Krugman Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable fiscal experiment: It sharply slashed income taxes without any clear idea of what would replace the lost revenue. Sam Brownback, the governor, proposed the legislation … Continue reading

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Will Iraqi Chaos Give Kurds a State?


Iraqi Chaos May Give Kurds a State By Dennis Bernstein Millions of Kurds live in Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria but the British-French imperial division of the region left them without a state of their own, adding to the region’s … Continue reading

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) is “fighting for his life” against Democrat Paul Davis, according to SurveyUSA’s latest poll


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) is “fighting for his life” against Democrat Paul Davis, according to SurveyUSA’s latest poll, released on Thursday. Davis leads Brownback by 6 points (47 percent to 41 percent), with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent. … Continue reading

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Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961


Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 Public Papers of the Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960, p. 1035- 1040 My fellow Americans: Three days from now, after half a century in the service of our country, I shall lay down … Continue reading

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Smedley Butler And “The Racket That Is War”


I had recently come across this man’s story and DD Eisenhower had often quoted him.–kas By Sheldon Richman Butler described who bears the costs of war — the men who die or return home with wrecked lives, and the taxpayers … Continue reading

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GUATEMALA: ANOTHER FAILED REGIME CHANGE CELEBRATES WITH 60 Years of Carnage


  Another Murderous Milestone: 60 Years of Carnage By Chris Floyd This week saw the anniversary of another major turning point in modern history, a campaign that became — and remains — the enduring template of foreign policy for the … Continue reading

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Employer needs to pay staff’s salary until last date of employment: Oman legal expert


Employer needs to pay staff’s salary until last date of employment: Oman legal expert BY TIMES NEWS SERVICE   My sponsor company and I had mutually agreed and sorted my outstanding salary issues in the office of Ministry of Manpower and the … Continue reading

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Furor Erupts Over Facebook’s Experiment on Users : Almost 700,000 Unwitting Subjects Had Their Feeds Altered to Gauge Effect on Emotion


Furor Erupts Over Facebook’s Experiment on Users Almost 700,000 Unwitting Subjects Had Their Feeds Altered to Gauge Effect on Emotion By  REED ALBERGOTTI   Facebook, whose CEO Mark Zuckerberg is shown, is under fire for a 2012 psychological experiment on … Continue reading

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GERMAN GOV’T CANCELS CONTRACT WITH VERIZON AMID NSA SPYING CONCERNS


German Gov’t Cancels Contract with Verizon amid NSA Spying Concerns The German government has cancelled its contract with the U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon amidst concerns over National Security Agency spying. Reports based on leaks by Edward Snowden revealed vast NSA spying in Germany, including on Chancellor … Continue reading

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Increased US drone use ‘may create slippery slope to wider war’, report says : Report released by Stimson Center does not reject drone strikes but says increasing use ‘risks escalating conflicts’


Report: Drone Strikes May “Create a Slippery Slope” Toward “Continual Wars”  A new report by former top government officials warns the Obama administration’s drone wars could “create a slippery slope leading to continual or wider wars.” The report, released by the Stimson … Continue reading

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