Smaller number of people are needed to make the basic things that people need for survival, from food to energy, to clothing and housing, the less likely it is that some people will be needed at all. Technology has reduced the need for labor.
. Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday with members of the Russian government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable development of the economy and stability in the social sphere in 2015: Kremlin press service.
Russia may raise energy prices for Ukraine if Kiev is discontented with them, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev . This was the way Medvedev reacted to the Ukrainian side’s statements regarding deliveries of electric power to Ukraine and Crimea. “If our Ukrainian partners don’t like the Russian prices for electric power, we may raise them.”
A UPS driver from Shasta County was arrested for grand theft, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold and silver were reported missing. UPS shipments destined for precious metal dealers in Shasta County went missing in transit.
Today (January 19) is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. King was an American civil rights leader who was assassinated 47 years ago on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. James Earl Ray was blamed for the murder. Initially, Ray admitted the murder, apparently under advice from his attorney in order to avoid the death penalty, but Ray soon withdrew his confession and unsuccessfully sought a jury trail.
Police yesterday confirmed a body found on Helvellyn, a mountain in the English lake District, was that of 45-year-old Michael Flanagan, originally from Napier. Mr Flanagan had told staff at a hotel that he intended to walk up the mountain on January 8. He was not heard from again.
Ukrainian troops have launched a massive assault on militia-held areas Sunday morning after an order from Kiev, a presidential aide said. The self-proclaimed Donetsk republic’s leader accused Kiev of trying to restart the war. The order to launch the offensive was issued early approximately at 6:00 am, according to Yury Biryukov, an aide to President Petro Poroshenko. “Today we will show HOW good we are at jabbing in the teeth,” he wrote on his Facebook page, a mode of conveying information favored by many Ukrainian officials.
The body of a missing AIG executive, last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, was discovered in the nearby desert. Omar Arce Meza, 33, from Los Angeles, was last seen at around 11pm at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert. The cause of death is still unknown.
United States was aware of the potential plotting of a terrorist attack in Belgium and cooperated with local authorities prior to the Friday shoot-out in which two of the suspected jihadists were killed.
Enter the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. FATCA has created for the United States what amounts to a global tax information-gathering and enforcement system. Notionally designed to enforce U.S. tax obligations on Americans with foreign financial accounts, FATCA’s global reach has inspired many other countries — including China — to adopt similar rules. - See more at: http://marketdailynews.com/2015/01/16/china-and-the-us-collaborate-on-a-one-world-tax-system/#sthash.6dtWSjNJ.dpuf
.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property including cash and cars without evidence of a crime, except if the items collected could endanger public; firearms. Holder cited “safeguarding civil liberties” as a reason
Pope Francis: defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one’s mind for the sake of the common good.But he said there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.
Just one day after two Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers were charged with murder for the shooting of James Boyd, New Mexico’s largest city recorded its first fatal officer-involved shooting of the new year.
Police are using bloodhounds and divers as part of a huge search for a missing AIG executive, vice president for AIG Financial Distributors last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, found his jacket and wallet on the hotel golf course.
MetLife is challenging its government designation as a company that is "too big to fail" because it would pose such a risk to the economy. The designation brings with it stricter guidelines from federal overseers and the company says, exorbitant costs.
Well that didn't take long. Less than one week after the bloody terror attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, former President Jimmy Carter has all but blamed Israel for instigating the massacre.
Extremist” is defined as “a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of a society or to violate common moral standards. Can take many forms, including political, religious and economic.” Please notice that neither of those definitions uses the word violence. You can be considered an “extremist” simply based on what you believe.
To protect free speech we must curtail it. All members of the EU should increase their use of psychological operations and propaganda. EU should coordinate with the US on cyber initiatives to develop a more comprehensive way to track, screen, and detain global travellers.
Top brass are cracking the whip on summons activity, barring many cops from taking vacation and sick days. Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders “activity sheets” indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift.
Madame Rothschild, German aristocrat of Rothschild parentage: Muslims had nothing to do with carnage in Paris. Event organized in Brussels. Players paid 666,000 euros. SIX is number of years commandos carrying out operation not allowed to resurface. Israeli intelligence.
Private vaccine industry receives large cash payments from federal government to produce “life-saving” and “emergency” vaccines that the public is told are necessary to thwart certain disease crises; many of these vaccines are never manufactured, awarded special accounting privileges that claim these payments as revenue for stock price and profit purposes, even if those vaccines are never manufactured or delivered.
City of Charlestown intends to demolish the community in order to allow new commercial and residential real estate to be built in its place — privately-owned real estate. Contains hundreds of small homes built during World War II as military housing. The homes are privately-owned and contain working-class and poor families, many of which have owned their homes for decades.
Albuquerque police officer remains in critical condition after being shot by a fellow officer on Friday. The unnamed officer was shot while undercover during a drug operation to bust two men for $60 worth of meth. Another officer sustained minor injuries, but information on how has not been released.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has threatened to avenge the recent terrorist attacks in France by tracking and bringing down jihadist websites. The group’s YouTube message directly confronts Al-Qaeda and Islamic State on the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
The New York Post is reporting that the New York Police Department issued a written memo Tuesday warning all commands to be aware of many recent attempts by an unknown perpetrator, or perpetrators, to remove the lug nuts from the personal cars and patrol units of officers.
Midwestern farmers have so much grain this harvesting season there aren’t enough railcars to ship it all. Countries like China have refused over 887,000 tons of US GM corn and other GM crops.
The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the change will impose a maximum 12 microgram limit. Most wood stoves that warm cabin and home residents from coast-to-coast can’t meet that standard. Older stoves must be rendered inoperable, destroyed, or recycled as scrap metal.
People who don’t have a disability or claim any dependents must enroll in job training or work at least 20 hours per week if they want more than three months of food stamps.
United States Department of Defense announced restructuring of operations in Europe, closure of 15 American bases will be offered to host nations. Will save about $500 million per year, net decrease of about 2,000 US military and civilian personnel across the UK. 74,000 troops based in Europe.
In an appearance at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit Wednesday, President Barack Obama pointed to “sacrifices” White House demanded from auto workers during 2009 restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler as model for resurrecting manufacturing and US economy as a whole.
Should water be considered a basic human right, or should corporations own the water we drink and determine who is allowed to drink it? Back in 2013, Nestle’s former CEO and current Chairman went on record in saying that water should in fact be privatized — owned entirely by corporations like Nestle.
Crimean authorities working to put up thousands of modern, interactive signs in Russian and English for tourists for summer season, directing visitors to historical, cultural heritage sights, nature preserves, resorts and hotels. January 1st, law turns Crimea into free economic zone; incentives for business, tax breaks, preferential customs regime, state rebates for companies providing employees with social, medical insurance, pensions. Law simplified issuing visas to tourists, businesspeople and officials, now able to receive 30 day entry visa at border.
FBI background checks, the most reliable measure of gun sales, surged in December, capping a year that experienced strong growth in the last three months. Background checks totaled 2.3 million in December, according to FBI. Reports of people buying guns after local incidents of violence. Gun shop owners in St. Louis area reported spike in sales following protests.
As I wrap up my month-long visit to my second home here at the southern end of the great African continent, my thoughts have turned to goings-on in the United States — endless political dysfunction, arrogant cops in open revolt against elected authorities, and riots in the streets.
A Manhattan hedge fund founder was fatally shot in the head on Sunday afternoon in his Upper East Side apartment. His 30-year-old son has been taken into custody, according to authorities.
A federal judge has extended a restraining order regarding use of tear gas in Ferguson, Missouri as part of a lawsuit against local and state law enforcement that alleges use of the chemical agent violated protesters' constitutional rights .US District Judge Carol Jackson was to hear evidence Tuesday in the case, but decided to extend the temporary restraining order for 45 days, according to KSDK.
US Coast Guard saw a flood of Cuban immigrants attempting to make the 90-mile trip to the shores of the United States during December, stopping 481 migrants in 37 different events ‒ a 117 percent increase from December 2013. First five days of 2015, 96 Cuban migrants interdicted at sea in seven separate events in the Florida Straits.
In a recent interview with FuW, DoubleLine's Jeff Gundlach explained his concerns about the oil market not being "unequivocally good" for everyone... Question: The crash in the oil market is already causing jitters in the financial markets around the globe. What is your take on that? Gundlach: Oil is incredibly important right now. If oil falls to around $40 a barrel then I think the yield on ten year treasury note is going to 1%. I hope it does not go to $40 because then something is very, very wrong with the world, not just the economy. The geopolitical consequences could be – to put it bluntly – terrifying.
Former Army Rangers and other citizens have donned their military attire and assault-rifles in response to police brutality. The Black panthers have organized a paramilitary group in Dallas which states its goal of “going into our communities and educating our people on federal, state, and local gun laws. We want to stop fratricide, genocide—all the ‘cides.
Cold War TV spy drama The Americans is a fictional account of two Soviet spies living in the United States. CIA has to approve every script before it's even shot. The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent. FBI has an entire unit devoted to making sure it's viewed in the best possible light.
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