Russian Communists planning mass boycott of all American goods “It is easy to find replacements with goods produced in Russia. ”They are high quality. Universal boycott might be too complicated, suggest pinpoint action of goods that deal heaviest blow to US economy. Boycott is voluntary.
United States farmers have interest in Ukraine situation, regional instability could have consequences on wheat and corn supplies around world, possible disruptions in country’s supply chain. Western sanctions on Russian wheat output could have repercussions on American farms and elsewhere.
Oklahoma residents who produce energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, those with systems already installed won’t be affected, new customers will now be charged a monthly fee.
Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.
Chancellor Angela Merkel: “all of Germany’s energy policies must be reconsidered.”Most important energy supplier is Russia: provides 38 percent of Germany’s natural gas, 35 percent oil imports, 25 percent of coal, no alternatives that could cover shortfalls of this magnitude. Supplies already short.
Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev: Kiev reduced water supplies to the peninsula by three times called on Ukraine to reconsider decision. Crimea prevented Kiev from cutting off all water with technical solution. Denied Ukraine allegations Crimea has not paid for its water,
Bryan Fischer, director Issues Analysis American Family Association: top 1 percent fund 30 percent of government. Poor, low income and middle class who use welfare. other government services shouldn't be resentful of these people, they should kiss ground they walk on.
XP, users reporting severe issues caused by the company's security suite. No data is at risk,the OS remains operable, if stricken with this bug, seems like you've actually contracted a virus. The PC will be slow, "down to a crawl, errors related to "MsMpEng.exe" might also arise.
First Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. Russia: Ukraine is on the brink of “civil war, Kiev’s leaders ordered troops and tanks towards a flashpoint eastern city to push back separatist surge.
France parliament passed law prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain adopted at EU level. If any strain of GM crop is adopted in the future at EU level it will be banned in France.
The American financial elite has launched a sweeping nationwide assault on the pension benefits of US workers in both the public and private sectors. States throughout the country, sought to slash government workers’ legally protected pension benefits on grounds there is no money.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R ): signed law bans cities from passing higher wages paid sick days, vacations. “Would drive out businesses raise prices. Minimum wage workers young, single high school or college students living with parents in middle-class families in part-time entry level jobs”
Government is coming after the children and grandchildren of the original debtors for the repayment. In some cases, IRS doesn't possess the original records of the debts. Debts of parents from the early 1960s and 70s are being collected from children.
The stock market dive Friday that brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average to near 16,000 and the Nasdaq to below 4,000 might reflect an accelerated move by Russia away from the petrodollar in retaliation for the Obama administration’s threatened economic sanctions over Crimea.
Following two separate rulings to ban GMO, Monsanto made an official request for the removal of Judge Jaime Manuel Marroquin Zaleta. The country is currently resisting Monsanto’s attempt to grow GM maize in one of its most important crop zone.
Announcement follows seizure of government buildings by pro-Russian protesters in the city of Slavyansk in southern Donetsk. Ukraine's Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov: incident an example of “external aggression”, Kiev taking extra security measures to deal with the crisis.
Thousands of French demonstrated in Paris against austerity measures introduced by government. Demonstrators holding signs reading “no to austerity, ”said Hollande not different from predecessor Sarkozy. Hollande struggles to revive French economy by cutting business taxes.
Thousands of pro-federalization activists have rallied in cities across Eastern Ukraine, calling for greater sovereignty of their region from Kiev. Activists have formed militias that helped anti-Maidan protesters seize several government buildings.
At least 80 people – both police and protesters – have been injured as street battles broke out in Rome, with rocks being flung and police deploying pepper spray. Thousands took to the street to march against austerity measures.
Maryland to become the 17th state to decriminalize marijuana. Reduce penalties for possession of 10 grams of pot from a misdemeanor criminal offense (where it currently stands) to an infraction carrying only a $100 civil fine. Formerly classified as a crime now classified as an infraction.
The newly-appointed head of Ukraine’s national gas company says the country “sees no reason” to comply with the “political” hike in gas prices imposed by Russia, and will formally stop transferring money to Moscow until the situation is resolved.
President Vladimir Putin warned European leaders on Thursday Russia would cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine if it did not pay its bills and said this could lead to a reduction of onward deliveries to Europe. He demanded urgent talks with Europe on pulling Ukraine's economy out of crisis.
Aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – aminosweet. Made using genetically modified bacteria, has been shown to cause harm to human health, may cause blindness, cancer, and brain tumors.
President Vladimir Putin: Russia does not recognise legitimacy of authorities in Kiev but continues to provide economic support and subsidise Ukrainian economy, cannot continue endlessly, need to act very carefully in order not to destroy what little is left." Efforts to ease tensions.
Geopolitical unrest prompted investors to buy oil and gold which rose overnight. Gold climbed to highest price in almost two weeks, crude oil also rose. Russia’s Bank Rossiya to work exclusively with the national currency, cease foreign currency operations in response to U.S. sanctions.
Russia oil-for-goods deal to buy 500,000 barrels Iranian oil per day, which Washington says will violate the terms of Iran’s interim nuclear agreement. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatens more ‘sanctions.’ Iran’s response: refuses to ‘wait for America’s permission’ to increase its oil exports.
Action disrupted trains, ferries, public services. Hospitals on skeleton staff, pharmacies to close for the day. Teachers, prison staff, court employees also participating in strike. Labor unions seek end to policies imposed by government to secure international bailout loans. Major anti-austerity rallies
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind. legislation tells Government Printing Office “may not print any map, document, record, or other paper indicating Crimea as part of the territory of the Russian Federation. Ban investment in Crimea that involves any Russian official, government agency or private-sector institution.
"Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas aimed at overriding bills in two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. Bill prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.
Ministry of Defense in the Kremlin advising all Ministries to “prepare for doomsday,” fears about the Western worlds response to expected collapse of global banking system later this month Edward Snowden documents revealed is “staged event” Obama secretly planning.
Venezuela President Nicolas Madura: exclusive interview with The Guardian; United States fomenting 'slow motion coup' in his country, ultimate goal of overthrowing his democratically elected government to gain more profitable access to its vast oil resources. Claims street protests fueled by U.S.
Global oil prices have surged over renewed tensions and a fresh wave of mass protests in Ukraine, rise came after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in eastern city of Donetsk. Pro-Russian rallies have also been held in cities of Kharkiv and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.
Obama administration requesting another $774 million for Obamacare “outreach” and advertising in the 2015 budget. on top of $684 million they this year and $52 million on ads with athletes and celebrities. total over $1.5 billion. Obama: “We didn’t make a hard sell.
Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in yeas, largely due to changes under the Affordable Care Act, average rate at which premiums are growing fourfold. Over three months, the rate doubled.
Ukraine's PM Yatsenyuk: country should prepare for Russia switching off natural-gas supplies. Russia raised the cost of gas to Ukraine to $485.50 from $268.50 for 1,000 cubic meters. Moscow: price change due to Kiev's failure to pay bills. "Political pressure is unacceptable,economic aggression.
A court in France fined a Burgundy winemaker €500 after he refused to use pesticides on his vines
Emmanuel Giboulot was taken to court by agriculture ministry for not regularly treat vines against a leaf-hopping insect that causes disease. Had faced jail for six months and a €30, 000 penalty.
Obamacare, cuts Medicare funding by some $500 billion through reduced compensation to doctors and hospitals, $200 billion in cuts to Medicare Advantage, Affordable Care Act a handout to insurance companies, attack on social programs, pretext for companies to drop health insurance coverage.
Two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after possible “family tragedy”. Police declined comment on cirumstances. Suicide till proven otherwise
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation in US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess, backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states passing laws requiring labeling of genetically-modified foods. Bill linked to Monsanto and Koch Industries. War against“right to know” labeling.
California Senate Health Committee passed SB 1381 this past week which would require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Second attempt to pass GMO labeling legislation, will now move on to either the Senate Judiciary or Agriculture Committee, to be determined by the Rules Committee
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