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Nancy Tate – Wake Up Call – 22 December 2014

NancyTateWake up Call: Nancy, December 22, 14

I want to share something with you about the presentation of pictures on the ‘What’s New’ page of the ‘tree’. After I put it together and posted it onto the ‘tree’ on Sunday, I had the thought that I should have included the thanks to the lady who sent the middle picture to me; I thought to myself that I could do it later, since I was busy with something else right then. You know how that goes, usually. Yes I forgot. Then this morning I was laying in bed as I was in the process of waking up, when suddenly I thought of the picture in the middle and thought to myself, I’ll go upstairs to my office after I get up and do just that; I’ll thank her for the picture. Continue reading

Christmas Every Day: Bonus Bonanza For City Bankers – 22 December 2014

RT logoAnnual bonuses for bankers working in London’s financial sector are expected to rise by an average of 21 percent, according to a recent survey. Salaries were also found to be increasing, with the average finance salary at just under £100,000.

The figures, presented in a survey by recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, found that two-thirds of bankers are expected to receive a Christmas bonus, an increase of 5 percent on 2013. A further 40 percent believe that their bonus will be increased.

The survey, which polled 1,500 senior City staff, also found that the predicted increase would take the average bonus to £124,680, nearly £100,000 more than the average annual UK salary.

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Greek Austerity ‘Unprecedented’ Assault On Human Rights – 22 December 2014

RT logoFour years of brutal austerity measures in Greece have highlighted the poverty and inequality in the country undermining democracy, a damning new report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) says.

“While we accept that exceptional circumstances can require exceptional responses, the way policies were adopted and implemented in this context clearly failed to respect international standards,” FIDH president Karim Lahidji said.

The Greek authorities have “sacrificed nearly everything” to save its economy, he added.

The organization also said that the austerity measures and “a failure to tackle the fundamental social needs” have triggered a sharp rise in unemployment that has “exacerbated pre-existing inequalities.”

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Controversial Arizona Sheriff To Challenge Obama Immigration Order In Court – 22 December 2014

RT logoPresident Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration, aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people from deportation, has prompted hard-line Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio to challenge the measure in court Monday.

The sheriff of Maricopa County has been breathing fire about Obama’s plan to grant legal status to about a half of the illegal immigrants currently living in the US. Arpaio is known for his crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona, one of the states most heavily crammed by the influx of undocumented people from across the border with Mexico.

In his formal complaint, the sheriff warned that Obama’s “unconstitutional act” would have a “serious detrimental impact” on his duties and responsibilities. “For instance, among the many negative effects of this executive order, will be the increased release of criminal aliens back onto streets of Maricopa County, Arizona, and the rest of the nation,” he wrote last month.

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PoliticalVelCraft – Missouri Bill To Nullify All Of Obama’s Executive Orders: E.O. Not A Constitutional Instrument – 22 December 2014

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A bill prefiled for introduction in the Missouri State House for 2015 could effectively nullify federal executive orders signed into existence by the President.

House Bill 255 (HB255), by State Rep. Tim Remole (R-Excello), seeks to rebuke what is seen by many as federal lawlessness from the executive branch. The full text of the bill is as follows:

Any federal regulation or rule promulgated as a result of an executive order of the President of the United States repugnant of the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of Missouri shall be declared invalid in the state of Missouri. Such regulations and rules shall be considered null and void and of no effect.

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$300,000 In Gold Missing From Ukraine Central Bank After Swapped For Lead Bricks – 22 December 2014

RT logoCunning fraudsters have conned the Ukraine Central Bank branch in Odessa into buying $300,000 worth of gold which turned out to be lead daubed with gold paint.

“A criminal case has been opened and we are now carrying out an investigation to identify those involved in the crime,” a spokesman for the Odessa police force is quoted by Vesti.

The news was first reported by Odessa’s State Ministry of Internal Affairs.

READ MORE: Where has all Ukraine’s gold gone?

A preliminary investigation suggests the gang had someone working for them inside the bank that forged the necessary paperwork to allow the sale of the fake gold bullion. It’s also been discovered that bank staff were not regularly checked when entering or exiting the premises.

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Peasants’ Revolt! Salmond Calls For ‘Constitutional Revolution’ In England – 22 December 2014

RT logoFormer Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has urged England to hold a referendum on its own future, rather than focus on relations with the EU.

In an interview with the Times, Alex Salmond claimed England was in need of a “Peasants Revolt”-style referendum to “clean out the stables” of Westminster.

He further said he would be in favor of a “constitutional revolution” which would abolish the House of Lords and launch a “people’s senate.” Salmond also dismissed Nigel Farage’s current prominence in politics, saying UKIP was “not the answer” to England’s grievances.

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