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Utah kids in tears after school seizes and tosses out 40 lunches over debt

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/30/utah-kids-in-tears-after-school-seizes-and-tosses-out-40-lunches-over-debt/

District nutrition manager seized, threw away lunches of up to 40 students over negative account balances in Utah elementary school. children had already received their lunches at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City.‘You don’t have any money in your account so you can’t get lunch.’”Children were in tears.

Former ‘God’s Money’ host accused of luring retirees into Ponzi scheme through radio show

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/30/former-gods-money-host-accused-of-luring-retirees-into-ponzi-scheme-through-radio-show/

Former host of a Saturday morning Christian radio show arrested in connection with a Ponzi scheme that bilked 38 people in Florida out of $6 million. Gary Gauthier charged with racketeering, security fraud,organized fraud sale of an unregistered security and sale of a security by an unregistered dealer.

Hundreds file lawsuit against makers of Fukushima nuclear plant

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/japan-fukushima-nuclear-lawsuit-416/

1,400 people filed joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns, seeking compensation of 100 yen ($1) each, say lawsuit meant to set new legal precedent on current regulations.

Medical marijuana touches off big debate in Sunshine State

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/30/medical-marijuana-touches-off-big-debate-in-sunshine-state/?intcmp=latestnews

In November, Florida voters will decide whether the Sunshine State will be the next laboratory of democracy to legalize medical marijuana. If 60 percent of voters go for it, doctors could prescribe marijuana for patients with "certain medical conditions" and "debilitating diseases.

CEO tells Daily Show ‘mentally retarded’ could work for $2: ‘You’re worth what you’re worth’ -Video

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/29/ceo-tells-daily-show-mentally-retarded-could-work-for-2-youre-worth-what-youre-worth/

CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff: government programs, not low wages, were trapping Americans in poverty.People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy “In a free market, there’s plenty of food for everybody – especially the poor.” Socialism creates scarcity, famine.

The Stealth Privatization of Pennsylvania's Bridges

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21513-the-stealth-privatization-of-pennsylvanias-bridges

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's administration has decided to sign a 40-year contract to privatize the state's crumbling bridges, but there has been little to no media coverage of the deal and what it will mean for two generations of Pennsylvanians.

Windows XP deadline looms, but many firms still aren't ready to leap

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-decision-maker/windows-xp-deadline-looms-but-many-still-arent-ready-to-leap/#.

8 April 2014 Microsoft will cease providing any patches, including security fixes for Windows XP operating system, runs between one quarter and one third of the world's desktops. Many organisations will chose to run Windows XP even when Microsoft has stopped providing security fixes.

Two Top American Bankers Commit Suicide in London

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Two_Top_American_Bankers_Commit_Suicide_in_London/32453/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Gabriel Magee, JP Morgan bank executive, jumped from the top of the bank’s European headquarters, fellow American banker, William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit, 58, was found hanging in his South Kensington home.

Iceland Let Banks Fail, Jailed Criminal Bankers and Now Has Only 4% Unemployment

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Iceland_Let_Banks_Fail%2C_Jailed_Criminal_Bankers_and_Now_Has_Only_4%25_Unemployment/32442/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Iceland let its banks fail in 2008 because they proved too big to save put it on a trajectory that’s turned 2 percent unemployment into a realistic goal while the euro area grapples with record joblessness, led by more than 25 percent in Greece and Spain,

The U.S. Assassination Program in Colombia

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/u-s-assassination-program-colombia/

U.S. is aligning with known terrorists and drug dealers in Colombia in the name of fighting terrorism and drugs. The Guardian: Western banking system is propped up by billions of dollars of Colombian drug monies, therefore, it is not in the U.S. interests to too effectively combat drugs.

Leaked! Food Lobby Threatens to Sue Any State that Tries to Label GMOs -Video

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/leaked-food-lobby-threatens-to-sue-any.html

Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, lobby group that represents 300+ companies intimidate legislators with threats of lawsuits should they attempt to back a GMO labeling law in their state. Companies that sell GMOs are doing everything they can to keep people from knowing it.

Medicare Semantics Can Cost Seniors Big Bucks

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/medicare-semantics-can-cost-seniors-big.html

Caution about certain words on hospital admission forms. “Inpatient” admission designation means a Medicare patient will not have to pay the hospital bill, only the deductibles or co-pays, depending upon the patient’s plan. Under Observation,” then the patient is liable for any rehab therapies the patient may need.

Argentina on brink of new financial crisis

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/argentina-brink-new-financial-crisis/

Argentine government has responded to last week’s run on the peso with new rules allowing limited dollar purchases only to individuals with monthly salaries of 7,200 pesos (US$900) a month. The share of individuals in the population with this income is barely 20 percent.

S African police fire rubber bullets at strikers

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/29/348357/s-african-police-clash-with-strikers/

South African police fired rubber bullets to disperse striking miners blocking a road near Anglo American Platinum’s Khuseleka mine. Striking miners seeking minimum monthly wage of 12,500 rand (about USD 1,200) for entry-level workers, more than double the current wage, currently paid about USD 460 a month.

West Virginia official says residents are breathing cancer-causing agent after chemical spill

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/West_Virginia_official_says_residents_are_breathing_cancer-causing_agent_after_chemical_spill/32465/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A West Virginia state official told legislators on Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some residents are breathing in a cancer-causing substance due to the chemical spill that occurred earlier in January, breaking down into formaldehyde in the shower or in the water system, and they're inhaling it."

Snakebite victim charged $89,000 for 18-hour hospital stay

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/snake-bite-89000-162515519.html

A snakebite victim treated in North Carolina hospital received $89,227 bill for 18-hour stay. According to his bill, hospital charged $81,000 for a four-vial dose of the medication. He found the same vials online for retail prices as low as $750. Hospital reduced bill to $20,227 because of contract with insurer.

Cuba urges integration in Latin America free of US

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/28/348208/cuba-urges-integration-in-latin-america/

Cuban President Raul Castro urged cooperation between Latin American, Caribbean nations without involvement of United States. "We should establish a new regional, international cooperation paradigm, in speech at summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC.

Russian president raps West meddling in Ukraine

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/28/348201/russia-raps-west-meddling-in-ukraine/

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the West for meddling in Ukraine's internal affairs. Moscow has offered Kiev a $15-billion aid loan. The EU accuses Russia of offering a large amount of financial aid to Ukraine in order to turn the country away from the bloc. Ukraine has been rocked by protests.

More people left recession-hit Italy in 2012: Data

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Zionism, Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/28/348106/more-people-leave-recessionhit-italy/

Official figures have shown that an increased number of Italians left their recession-hit country in 2012 to seek employment in other European countries, quarter of those ages above 24 emigrating from Italy had university degrees and mostly headed for Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France.

Canada threatens US with retaliation over meat-labeling mandate

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/farm-bill-meat-labels-309/

Agriculture bill in t United States drawing fire from Canada, which is threatening retaliatory action if the law’s country-of-origin labeling mandate earns enough support to go into effect. companies, such as Tyson, have decided simply to halt meat purchases from Canada due to the labeling mandate, costs.

Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/28/three-charged-vagrancy-act-food-skip-iceland

A man will stand trial next month after being caught taking some tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from the dustbins behind a branch of Iceland, taking the food because he needed it to eat and does not consider he has done anything illegal or dishonest in removing food destined for landfill.

Climate change could lead to drastic increases in food prices over coming decades: report

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/climate-change-could-lead-to-drastic-increases-in-food-prices-over-coming-decades-repot/

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Climate impacts likely to lead to increases in prices of common foods over next few decades, Agricultural industry won’t be able to adapt fast enough to the shifting climatic patterns to prevent a decrease in production.

Don’t be surprised if your TV soon seems to know everything about your politics

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/01/28/dont-be-surprised-if-your-tv-soon-seems-to-know-everything-about-your-politics/

Dish Network and DirecTV on Monday announced a plan to jointly give political advertisers the ability to microtarget their ads down to the household level. That means that any of over 20 million homes in the United States will soon start getting highly personalized campaign spots that were meant just for them.

A sad first: Working people now need food stamps more than kids and elderly

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/a-sad-first-working-people-now-need-food-stamps-more-than-kids-and-elderly/

Working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients. low-wage job supplemented with food stamps is becoming more common for the working poor.”

Turkish Central Bank in Massive Rate Hike to Save Currency.

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Turkish_Central_Bank_in_Massive_Rate_Hike_to_Save_Currency./32436/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Turkish central bank raised its overnight lending rate to 12 percent from 7.75 percent and the overnight borrowing rate to 8 percent from 3.5 percent late Tuesday, in a surprisingly strong move to defend the country's embattled currency.

Technology expert dies after falling from JP Morgan’s London HQ

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/technology-expert-dies-after-falling-from-jp-morgans-london-hq/

Gabriel Magee, 39 A technology expert fell to his death on Tuesday from the 33-floor London skyscraper housing investment bank JP Morgan’s European headquarters, was vice-president in JP Morgan’s corporate and investment bank technology division and had worked for the US bank for a decade.

Louie Gohmert: Raise taxes on poor people because they can pay with welfare -Video

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/louie-gohmert-raise-taxes-on-poor-people-because-they-can-pay-with-welfare/

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) proposed raising taxes on poorest Americans even if the only money they have to pay is money that they get from government programs like welfare. At a Tea Party Patriots event in South Carolina earlier this month, Gohmert said he had his own plan to address income inequality.

Hong Kong culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 virus scare

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/hong-kong-culls-20000-birds-in-h7n9-virus-scare/

A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China. Traditionally Hong Kongers buy a live chicken for Lunar New Year celebrations with family, introduced widespread testing of imported live poultry.

Brazil Prosecutors Accuse Company of Enslaving 1,500 Workers

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1528937&CategoryId=14090

Federal prosecutors indicted seven officials with Infinity Bio-Energy ethanol. Employees had to work exhausting schedule, salaries lower than legal minimum, serious deficiencies in terms of safety and health, meals were insufficient, served in inappropriate places, were spoiled due to lack of preservation.

Putin: Russia ready to support Ukraine, regardless of govt -Video

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/putin-eu-ukraine-summit-293/

Putin:"Regarding you question whether we will review our agreements on loans and the energy sector if the opposition will take power ... No, we will not, The loan and the gradual reduction of gas price were to “support the people of Ukraine, not the government”, ordinary people who always suffer.

Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors -Video

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/28/obama-to-raise-federal-minimum-wage-in-executive-action-tied-to-state-union/

President Obama will increase minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25. The executive order, applies to all contractors performing services for the federal government, would affect more than 2 million employees. Five states passed minimum wage measures last year.

NSA’s big nose in big business: Snowden says agency spies on industry -Video

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/nsas-big-nose-in-big-business-snowden-says-agency-spies-on-industry/

The NSA agency is not preoccupied solely with national security, but also spies on foreign industrial entities in US business interests, former American intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, has revealed in an interview to German TV. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/4knl08

UK Fracking could be allowed under people’s homes without their consent

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/fracking-property-laws-change-254/

Government sources have admitted that they are considering overhauling UK trespass laws to make it easier to extract shale gas. Under the plans being considered by the government, fracking could take place under homes without owners’ permission.

Chinese man sentenced in ivory smuggling case

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/28/348162/kenya-court-sentences-ivory-smuggler/

Kenyan court sentenced a man to seven years prison for ivory smuggling in the first case since the government passed a new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products. Wildlife authorities in Kenya said they retrieved 3.4 kilograms of raw ivory from his suitcase.

Prove it: Bank blocking some customers from making large withdrawals without ‘evidence’ of spending need

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/prove-it--bank-blocking-customers-from-making-large-withdrawals-without--evidence--of-spending-need-222425920.html

HSBC in England Change in banking policy is blocking some customers from making large withdrawals without “evidence” explaining why they need the money from their accounts, policy affects customers attempting withdrawals for amounts as little as £5,000 ($8,253).

Utah Is Ending Homelessness By Giving People Homes

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2014/01/22/utah-is-ending-homelessness-by-giving-people-homes/

Utah reduced homelessness 78 percent, on track to end homelessness by 2015.figured out annual cost of E.R. visits, jail $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments.

Domino’s, McDonald’s, & Wendy’s Are All Feeding You A Chemical Used In Silly Putty

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/01/26/dominos-mcdonalds-wendys-are-all-feeding-you-a-chemical-used-in-silly-putty/

Polydimethylsiloxane applications of the chemical range from contact lenses and medical devices to shampoo and conditioners (making the hair shiny and slippery), caulking, heat resistant tiles, polishes, cosmetics, silly putty. The FDA approved chemical is classified as “non-toxic.

Hillary Clinton: We can't legalize drugs "because there is just too much money in it." - Video

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/7205

Recently, during an interview with Mexico's Televisa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that the United States can't legalize drugs "because there is just too much money in it."

Ukraine borrows $2 billion from Moscow, signals bailout on track

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/ukraine-bond-idINDEEA0Q0G120140127

Ukraine is borrowing another $2 billion from Russia on the same terms as a $3 billion Eurobond sold in December, sign Moscow is pushing a $15 billion bailout despite concern about violence at anti-government protests in Kiev. Russia agreed on credits cheaper gas for Kiev to help meet huge debt payments.

1000s of Venezuelans march against violent crime

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/27/347940/venezuelans-march-against-violent-crime/

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets across the country to protest against crime in one of the world’s most violence-plagued nations. Rallies were held across Venezuela on Sunday under the motto “For peace and for life” with President Nicolas Maduro attending a march in the capital Caracas.

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