Daily Archives: February 26, 2015

ZeroHedge – FCC Votes In Favor Of Obama’s Net Neutrality – Has The Slippery Slope To Web Censorship Begun? – 26 February 2015

ZeroHedge“An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life,” according to President Obama and it appears his perspective on the heavy hand of government regulation inserting itself into the last bastion of freedom and dynamism in the US economy, is how best to achieve “openness.” Having pressured FCC’s Tom Wheeler, the vote just came down: U.S. FCC APPROVES NET NEUTRALITY INTERNET RULES IN 3-2 VOTE. While potentially good for a consumer’s pocketbook, the handing over of “fair-use” decision to the government, as we previously noted, could be the first step on a slippery slope to increased censorship.

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ActivistPost – Millennials, Stress, And Making Ends Meet – 26 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comSusan Boskey
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People only see what they are prepared to see. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A new survey provides yet another window into the challenges faced by the Millennial generation, (currently 18-33 years old). In December 2014, the U.S. Census told us that 1 in 5 Millennials live below the poverty line and have lower rates of employment compared to their Baby Boomer parents of a similar age. In February 2015, the American Psychological Association (APA) piled on with their own survey and report, “Stress in America: Missing the Health Care Connection.”

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NaturalNews – J.D. Heyes – $26 Trillion In Global Derivatives About To Implode If Greece Bankruptcy Unfolds – 26 February 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) The fate of the euro — and, effectively the European Union — could rest on what the political and financial powers within the union itself decide to do regarding the new Greek government’s push to restructure its debt and end the austerity measures imposed upon it as part of a 2012 bailout agreement.

As noted by Michael Snyder over at The Economic Collapse blog, Greek leaders have already met with EU officials to discuss what the next economic steps forward will be for their country. But prior to the meetings, new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, head of the far-left Syriza party, had stated that he was not prepared to accept an extension of the current bailout agreement. In fact, Tsipras was elected on promises to end the austerity measures altogether, even though the Greek economy has not appreciably improved. Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Amid Probe, NY Governor Cuomo Orders Mass Deletion Of Government Emails – 26 February 2015

ZeroHedgeIn an Onion-esque story almosty too unbelievable to be real, IB Times reports, in a memo obtained by Capital New York, Cuomo officials announced that mass purging of email records is beginning across several state government agencies. The timing of the announcement, which followed through on a 2013 proposal, is worth noting: The large-scale destruction of state documents will be happening in the middle of a sprawling federal investigation of public corruption in Albany.

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ActivistPost – Montana House Committee Pushes Back Against “Agenda 21” – 26 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comBy KPAX

Critics of “Agenda 21” have seen it as an evil for years – ranging from bad policy to an erosion of national sovereignty to a harbinger of one-world totalitarian government, grounded in radical principles of environmentalism and socialism. Montana’s House Judiciary Committee entered the debate on Monday, endorsing a bill resisting Agenda 21.

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NaturalNews – PF Louis – NPR Keeps Lying To You About Vaccines: Here’s The Truth – 26 February 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) National Public Radio (NPR) is where many liberals go to get what they consider the real news, especially with the program All Things Considered. Despite its warm and fuzzy veneer that supports classical music and some jazz as well as many of the issues that are near and dear to most liberals, NPR is National Propaganda Radio — just milder.

And despite more amicable “discussion” among its talking heads to make it all so more in-depth and intellectual, it does not openly discuss issues of importance to the health of everyone, such as GMOs and vaccines. Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Greece Suffers Biggest Bank Run In History: January Deposits Plunge To 2005 Levels – 26 February 2015

ZeroHedgeOne of the biggest question marks surrounding the Greek negotiation and ultimately, bailout extension, was just how panicked was the Greek population and domestic corporations. Recall that as explained previously, the tension boiled down to this: the Troika did everything in its power to accelerate the bank run in order to crush any negotiating leverage Varoufakis may have; Greece on the other hand was desperate to make its cash drain appear far better than rumored.

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ActivistPost – FCC’s Ajit Pai: Net Neutrality Is A “Solution That Won’t Work To A Problem That Doesn’t Exist” – 26 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comBy Reason TV

Net Neutrality is “a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist,” says Ajit Pai, a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Pai is an oustpoken opponent of expanding government control of the internet, including FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) under the same Title II rules that are used to govern telephone-service providers as public utilities.

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FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Rules Endorsed By Open Internet Advocates – 26 February 2015

RT logoThe Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to approve new rules endorsed by advocates of net neutrality and President Barack Obama that will prohibit internet service providers from discriminating against content producers.

As expected, the FCC voted 3-2 during a Thursday morning hearing in Washington, DC, moving to adopt a proposal authored by the commission’s chairman, former cable industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler.

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Bailed-Out RBS Offers Staff ‘Outrageous’ Bonuses Despite £3.5 Bn Losses In 2014 – 26 February 2015

RT logoRoyal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief executive Ross McEwan has conceded the 80 percent state-owned bank will pay staff lucrative bonuses from a pool of £421 million, despite the fact it faced losses of £3.5 billion in 2014.

McEwan took control of the scandal-ridden bank in 2012 after it became insolvent and received a £45 billion bailout at UK taxpayers’ expense.

The RBS chief told BBC Radio 4 he would not be taking a £1 million bonus this year. 2015 marks the second year he has declined to accept the annual financial reward.

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