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World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

The report proposes a new global deal to world leaders to curb extreme poverty to 1990s levels by:
– closing tax havens, yielding $189bn in additional tax revenues
– reversing regressive forms of taxation
– introducing a global minimum corporation tax rate
– boosting wages proportional to capital returns
– increasing investment in free public services

Powerful Holocaust Survivor Documentary On Screen At Palm Springs International Film Festival

Powerful Holocaust Survivor Documentary On Screen At Palm Springs International Film Festival

The documentary film can be a powerful tool in the hands of a skilled filmmaker.  The genre has been with us for decades beginning with Robert Flaherty’s silent 1922 documentary “Nanook of the North”.  Flaherty’s film opened the floodgates of a new and arresting way to tell a story, and the genre has never looked […]

Putin second to ‘Nobody’ on world’s most powerful list – thinktank

Putin second to ‘Nobody’ on world’s most powerful list – thinktank

International political thinktank Eurasia Group has ranked Russian President Vladimir Putin second on its list of the world’s most powerful people. The first position is held by ‘Nobody,’ reflecting the perception of a world without a clear leader. The list, published by Foreign Policy magazine, ranks individuals’ ability to singlehandedly “bring about change that significantly affects […]

Gun-Show Ad Runs Next to Massacre Story

Readers of a Connecticut newspaper were jolted when they came across an article about the Newtown school massacre and found an advertisement touting an upcoming gun show displayed right next to it. The Advocate of Stamford — 42 miles southwest of Newtown — published a story about classes resuming at the school where 20 students […]

Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’ (video)

Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’ (video)

Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a […]

Newtown massacre motives: likely factors behind school-shooting emerge

Newtown massacre motives: likely factors behind school-shooting emerge

While Adam Lanza’s intent for slaughtering more than two dozen people last week in Newtown, Connecticut remains unknown, new information has led some experts to suggest possible motives for the massacre. According to some sources close with the Lanza family, the shooter’s actions may have been triggered by his mother’s insistence on having him committed […]

Gay glory: First gay-friendly ‘Queen’ James Bible released

Gay glory: First gay-friendly ‘Queen’ James Bible released

To resolve the “interpretive ambiguity in the Bible as it pertains to homosexuality”, the world’s first “gay Bible” has been released claiming to have finally translated the Christian holy texts correctly. “You can’t choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus.” The online description of “The Queen James Bible” suggests “now you can choose a Bible, too.”   […]

The 2012 DHS Holiday Parade, the best ever!

The 2012 DHS Holiday Parade, the best ever!

  The complete Holiday Parade Photo-shoot 300+ photos, enjoy.This year’s parade featured 68 entries, three high school bands from Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs and Hemet, honored guests including Congressman Raul Ruiz, Assemblyman Manuel Perez and Supervisor John Benoit and special guest 2012 Olympian Sarah Robles and radio celebrity David Wilson of KNEWS as this […]

Superhumans, supercities and supercomputers: US intelligence’s vision of 2030

Superhumans, supercities and supercomputers: US intelligence’s vision of 2030

Things are about to get a little weird. This according to the National Intelligence Council, at least, a US-based coalition of spy agencies that has just released its predictions for what’s in store for the Earth in 2030. The NIC released on Monday “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds,” an 140-page report that brings together the […]

The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. At a conference in Dubai this week, the ITU members decided to adopt the Y.2770 standard for deep packet inspection, a top-secret proposal by way of […]