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Russia prepares to attack the petrodollar - UncleFestersLegs
[quote]Rosneft has recently signed a series of big contracts for oil exports to China and is close to signing a “jumbo deal” with Indian companies. In both deals, there are no US dollars involved. Reuters reports, that Russia is close to entering a goods-for-oil swap transaction with Iran that will ...


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Diversity and Equity - UncleFestersLegs
College cancels diversity ‘happy hour’ after learning event coordinators intended to exclude white people [quote]South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is located in Olympia, Washington. Amongst the many offices the college provides is the Diversity & Equity Center (DEC), which is described ...


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Obama Democrats’ troubling view on work - UncleFestersLegs
[quote]All true and yet, as Carney’s defense showed, something much, much larger is at play. The impacts are symptoms. [b]The disease is that leading Democrats view fewer workers and more dependency as a good thing.[/b] That attitude largely explains slow economic growth, record-low labor rates and ...


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NSA snooping 'illegal, violates privacy' - UncleFestersLegs
[quote]A report released by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board concluded the NSA's huge phone metadata program is illegal in several ways, and provides little or no value to the fight against terrorism. The 238-page report said the program "has shown minimal value in safeguarding t...


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Looting the Pension Funds - UncleFestersLegs
All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers [quote]In the final months of 2011, almost two years before the city of Detroit would shock America by declaring bankruptcy in the face of what it claimed were insurmountable pension costs, the state of Rhode Island took bol...


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Who runs the Fed? - UncleFestersLegs
[quote] Russia's finance minister says President Barack Obama assured G-20 leaders that the United States will be scaling back its stimulus policy gradually so as not to impair global economic recovery. The prospect of the U.S. Federal Reserve scaling back its policy of quantitative easing has damp...


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Senate Dems Have as Much to Explain as the IRS - UncleFestersLegs
[quote] Democrats didn't waste any time springing into action. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana, for example, vowed congressional hearings and called the IRS actions "an outrageous abuse of power and a breach of the public's trust." ... Over the last three years, Democratic...


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Horse-Slaughter Plant’s Lawyer Says Opening Three Weeks Away - UncleFestersLegs
[quote]The company is one of several that have applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to slaughter horses, a practice that ended in 2007 after Congress defunded government inspections at the facilities. That measure lapsed in 2011. [/quote] [quote]Four lawmakers this week introduced legislat...


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Pelosi Backed Boehner's Tax Cut Proposal - UncleFestersLegs
[quote]WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner's "Plan B" to avert the fiscal cliff would cut taxes for incomes under $1 million — a higher threshold than the White House demands, but one that had a powerful backer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In May, Pelosi sent Boehner a letter...


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