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Mobilization seems to have begun for a long-term US intervention.
Islamic Jew-hatred: it’s in the quran. “Islamic State vows to reach ‘Palestine’ and ‘kill the barbaric Jews,’” by Lev Selmon, Jerusalem Post, August 30, 2014: The organization calling itself the Islamic State has risen from the fog of war in Syria … Continue reading →
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According to UK authorities, children belong to the state, not the parents.
In recent decades the news for the country’s workers and the labor movement has been mostly bad. We’ve seen stagnant wages, declining unionization rates, anti-union court rulings, and for the last six years mass unemployment as the labor market is still far from recovering from the collapse of the housing bubble. It would be easy to go on about how bad things are, but it is worth highlighting a couple of good news items against this backdrop. First, there was the victory of the workers at Market Basket, the Boston based grocery store chain.
Banks were convinced they had not systematically broken U.S. law.
No NATO territory is under threat of being violated, other than inside the narrative.
Bloomberg offers two editorials on Europe that tell us economic growth is not going well. The one above speaks to the issue of Mario Draghi’s lack of courage in terms of implementing a program of aggressive money printing.
The other one, which we excerpt below, is a kind of call to arms by Bloomberg itself – via its editorial staff – demanding that Europe’s leaders scrap the fiscal pact negotiated in 2012 that mandates certain austerity measures.
Taken together, they seem to be indicating a certain level of distress, and yet there are other ways to regard this double-barreled explosion of concern over the EU’s still-eroding economic condition.
The Obama administration this week declassified papers, after 45 years of top-secret status, documenting contacts between Jerusalem and Washington over American agreement to the existence of an Israeli nuclear option. The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP), which is in charge of approving declassification, had for decades consistently refused to declassify these secrets of the Israeli nuclear program.
Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads.
Truth in Accounting, an economic think tank based in Chicago, released its Fiscal Year 2013 State of the States Report last week. It determined Pennsylvania is a “sinkhole state,” meaning it’s “sinking in debt.”
While the Keystone State owns $38.9 billion in available assets, it owes more than $100 billion, the report says. That makes for $62 billion in obligations, which have been pushed toward the future.