Monthly Archives: May 2013

In China, ‘cancer villages’ a reality of life

They tell us that Wuli is now a “cancer village.” The term surfaced a few years ago, when trailblazing Chinese journalists and activists like Deng Fei unearthed evidence of unnaturally high rates of cancer across China, mostly in rural areas … Continue reading

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Dubai, UEA: A Republican Paradise

Fancy facades built from cheap labor. Source: The Guardian No personal income, including all forms of salary and capital gains wherever arising, are not subject to taxation in any of the Emirates; thus the lack of infrastructure. Source: Taxrates.cc Source: … Continue reading

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CBS Calls Out Republicans For Debunked Benghazi Emails

Just more than a day after the White House released 100 pages of emails relating to September’s terrorist attack in Benghazi, it’s clear that Republican-leaked emails portraying bombshell revelations about the White House’s involvement are misleading. CBS’ Major Garrett called out … Continue reading

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Chained CPI and Social Security

Republicans, some Democrats, and President Obama are pushing a backdoor way to make substantial cuts in Social Security and benefits for disabled veterans — a concept called chained consumer price index, or “chained CPI.” Incredibly, they are arguing that the … Continue reading

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Big Wall Street megabanks are still putting American taxpayers at risk

Big banking institutions like Bank of America and Citibank hold more investments than they have cash on hand to cover. That means that if those assets lose their value, the banks can’t recover on their own. And when a bank’s … Continue reading

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Proposition C in Los Angeles Fights Corporate Personhood

Since 2010, a growing number of local propositions and resolutions have passed in a largely symbolic effort to override portions of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v FEC and Buckley v Valeo. Given the federally binding nature of … Continue reading

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