Hey folks, it’s Pi Day! I forgot to get pie today and decided to get chocolate-covered strawberries. Unsure whether I made the right choice.
|By: BrandonJ Thursday March 13, 2014 5:45 am|
- The U.S.: Despite tensions in Ukraine, we will continue to have treaty talks with Russia on reducing nuclear arsenals
- It’s oil, not geopolitical rivalry, historical rivals, neo-Cold War or any other theory, that is driving the current situation in Ukraine
- Drug testing children? It’s a suggestion by a government official that will surely infringe on privacy rights
|By: BrandonJ Wednesday March 12, 2014 5:45 am|
- Some more historical analysis of what is occurring in Venezuela from a speech delivered at Evergreen State College
- More discussion on the government now using a secret clearance on its employees that will silence potential whistleblowers
- Websites of hate groups in the U.S. are given revenues by major online companies like PayPal, eBay and Amazon
|By: BrandonJ Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:45 am|
- The Taliban in Afghanistan threatened to attack the presidential elections next month which they cite as a sham
- One economics professor at Oxford said the austerity conducted in Greece is the same as when the Irish faced the famine
- Now it seems North Dakota won’t be the only state with a state-run bank, Vermont also decided to vote for the creation of one
|By: BrandonJ Monday March 10, 2014 5:45 am|
- The British foreign secretary William Hague said Europe is facing a “shooting conflict” if Russia goes beyond Crimea
- Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: “Creative Resistance: Why We Need to Incorporate Art Into Our Activism”
- One Russian professor goes into detail on the current struggle between oligarchs in Ukraine
- More discussion regarding the creation of a low-cost public bank for U.S. citizens within the USPS throughout the country that will dramatically assist low-income areas
|By: BrandonJ Friday March 7, 2014 8:00 pm|
- Eric Schmidt of Google remarked at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas how dictators aren’t blocking social media, they’re “infiltrating it”
- Russia: These sanctions certainly will backfire and be a “boomerang” for the U.S. and EU; Meanwhile, suspected Russian spyware has been infecting U.S. and EU computers
- The Feb. jobs report showed 175,000 jobs added and the unemployment rate increased to 6.7 percent. Dean Baker has more.
|By: BrandonJ Friday March 7, 2014 5:45 am|
- Both the U.S. and the EU have placed sanctions on Russia and said Russia should stop; Russia wants the IMF to move on its loan to Ukraine without the U.S.
- Juan Cole: “Obama to Netanyahu: Israel faces Int’l Sanctions over ‘Permanent Occupation of West Bank’”
- Gallup: Only 28 percent of Ukrainians think a Western-style democracy would be best for the country
- Last December the unemployment rate in Greece was 27.5 percent
|By: BrandonJ Thursday March 6, 2014 5:45 am|
- A new poll found only 54 percent of New Jersey voters approve of Chris Christie, which is down from 69 in January
- The court case for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law is underway in NYC as prosecutors accuse him of recruitment
- The World Health Organization is recommending that sugar intake be halved
|By: BrandonJ Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:45 am|
- Vladimir Putin: I will not go to war, but force will be used as a “last resort“; Meanwhile, Russian forces have test-fired an intercontinental missile but the U.S. says they were given notice
- Rudy Giuliani: Obama isn’t like Putin, who is “what you call a leader“; Hilarious a neo-conservative is praising an oligarch ruling a neo-liberal haven
- In a report to the SEC, McDonald’s says strikes and shaming over social media will lead to increased wages and could hurt them. Good.
|By: BrandonJ Tuesday March 4, 2014 5:45 am|
- This is just difficult to even write. The Iraqi government is killing civilians in the Falluja region.
- President Hamid Karzai: The war here in Afghanistan wasn’t in our interest and I express “extreme anger” at the U.S. government, not the people, for its actions
- Despite Carnival, protests in Venezuela continue in the streets; Leopoldo Lopez, a deceitful elitist, called for more opposition protests