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US tech giants campaign against government snooping

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 9 2013, 9:44am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Overcoming their rivalries, eight US tech giants have joined hands to launch a public campaign asking the Obama administration and the US Congress to put a check on government surveillance through internet.
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Hammond: Other Countries Must do More to Fight Ebola

Oct 21 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: Big Government

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has criticised the lack of investment from other European nations into the planned £800 million Ebola fund, of which Britain has contributed almost a third of the total so far. So far responsibility for aid delivery to Ebola-stricken areas has been divided by Colonial heritage, with the United Kingdom, France, and the United States of America taking the lead in former African colonies S ...
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Kiev, Oct 22 (IANS) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin underlined the importance of ceasefire in eastern Ukraine during a phone conversation Tuesday, Ukrainian presidential press service said. | by IANS
UN Security Council extends EU force in CAR
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) The UN Security Council has decided to extend its authorisation of the EU operation in Central African Republic (CAR) until March 15, 2015. | by IANS
India re-elected to UNHRC for two years
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) India was Tuesday re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the term 2015-2017 in a keenly contested election in the UN General Assembly in New York. | by IANS

An Important Anniversary for the Spaceflight Industry

Oct 3 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Having worked in the spaceflight industry for just under 20 years, I can testify that for an industry full of rocket scientists, we can be a pretty sentimental bunch. In fact, we're approaching an anniversary this week that evokes a particularly fond memory. To set the scene, the year is 2004: Republican incumbent George W. Bush is once again declared the President of the United States and Mark Zuckerberg is founding Facebook in his college dorm room. It's ...
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Report: Income Gap in Silicon Valley Widens

Sep 25 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Big Government

As high-tech billionaires push for more guest-worker visas, the income gap between the elite and the rest of Silicon Valley is widening.  According to The Wall Street Journal, an "analysis of U.S. census data" by the "non-profit think tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley" found "a significant increase in Silicon Valley households earning at least $150,000, up by 25,000 between 2012 and 2013. ...
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Politico Mag on Amnesty: American Workers Pummeling Masters of the Universe

Sep 23 2014 7:41pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Elites in the permanent political class are on the retreat, and no issue reflects that more than amnesty legislation. Not surprisingly, amnesty represents the divide between the Masters of the Universe in the bipartisan permanent political class and American workers.  For nearly thirty years, American workers have held the line on amnesty. As Michael Lind notes in Politico Magazine, which is one of the favored publications of the permanent political class, Obama's recent e ...
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Top host concludes Obama 'craziest man on earth'

Sep 19 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: WND

Michael Savage Dr. Savage called President Obama “the craziest man on earth” after he announced his plan to send U.S. troops into African Ebola zones. “They could come back to America infected with the virus,” Savage warned his audience. Obama, he continued, has “already brought infected children into the country and destroyed our health-care system at the same time. Is it possible the president is insane?” (Free audio). “A nation lives and d ...
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Immigration Chicanery

Sep 16 2014 9:13am CDT | Source: Big Government

The strategists who base their political advice on public opinion polls have just had a surprise. A new poll reports that the American people are now more likely to trust Republicans to handle immigration and less likely to trust Democratic plans to offer illegals a path to citizenship (a.k.a. amnesty). Many people have believed this for some time. But it is now confirmed in a poll taken by the pro-amnesty Wall Street Journal, so it must be so. T ...
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Professor: Amnesty Legislation Could Allow High-Tech Companies to Import 100% of Workforce

Sep 15 2014 8:10pm CDT | Source: Big Government

One of the country's foremost experts on guest-worker visas argued that high-tech companies could be on the verge of securing enough visas so that 100% of their workers can be imported.  Rutgers University public policy professor Hal Salzman noted in a Monday US News & World Report op-ed that "all credible research finds the same evidence about the STEM workforce: ample supply, stagnant wages and, by indus ...
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