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Aug 21 11:24

Big Investors Push for Auditors to Sign Financial Statements

An industry group which represents some of the nation’s largest investors is urging regulators not to back away from plans to require auditors to sign the financial statements they prepare for companies.

Aug 21 11:23

Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.

Aug 21 11:19

Woman shot at #Ferguson protest: Police took the bullet and now claim they don't have it

Remember woman shot in head leaving #Ferguson protest early on? Police took the bullet, now claim they don't have it

Aug 21 11:11

Former Mob Boss- Wall Street Is Crooked- Buy Physical Gold & Silver

calls stock a bubble

Aug 21 11:09

Former Mob Boss Warns Of Stock Market Crash: “I Don’t Trust Wall Street… Buy Gold And Silver”

If you want to know how crooks behave and what you can do to protect yourself, why not ask a former mob boss?

Aug 21 11:03

World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs

The plight of Kenya's Sengwer people shows that carbon offsets generated by 'sustainable' forest management are empowering a corporate recolonisation of the South backed by the World Bank against its own guidelines, writes Nafeez Ahmed. Indigenous forest peoples are at risk of genocide while corporations let rip.

Aug 21 11:02

And Now… Former CIA Officer: ‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS, Mexican Cartels

So what you have here is some sort of scam designed to get Americans to accept a “solution” that wouldn’t be accepted under anything like normal circumstances. The poor immigrants are being used as props.

Aug 21 10:59

Russell Brand opposes anti-Semitism after death threats: 'We must disavow all forms of prejudice that lead to exclusion and execution'

Russell Brand has been vocal in his criticism of the media coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Particularly in his satirical YouTube series, The Trews.

He memorably dissected FOX News reporter Sean Hannity’s pro-Israel bias that appeared not to recognise the disproportionate number of Palestinian casualties and disallowed Palestinian guests on his current affairs show from being able to be an active part of the debate.

He recently took on Bill O’Reilly, also of FOX News, his self-congratulatory reporting of the Islamic State after the beheading of American photo journalist James Foley.

But it was a video he made highlighting an Avaaz.org petition that caused the biggest stir of all. In it, he called for viewers to put pressure on British businesses to sever ties with investments in Israel he says “facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza”.

Aug 21 10:42

#Quotable #Quotes From the #Chosen #Ones"

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Aug 21 10:42

The Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls: What’s Confusing You Is the Nature of their Game

The reason that Internet trolls are effective is that people still don’t understand their game.

There are 15 commonly-used trolling tactics to disrupt, misdirect and control internet discussions.

As one interesting example, trolls start flame wars because – according to two professors – swearing and name-calling shut down our ability to think and focus.

Aug 21 10:40

Following Tuesday's release of a video depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, numerous voices are warning that a U.S. rush to escalate military intervention would only further devastate the region.

Following Tuesday's release of a video depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, numerous voices are warning that a U.S. rush to escalate military intervention would only further devastate the region.

The U.S. government on Wednesday confirmed that a video released Tuesday by ISIS depicting the beheading U.S. freelance journalist James Foley is authentic. In the gruesome footage, a masked ISIS fighter states that the killing is in retaliation for U.S. military attacks on ISIS in Iraq and threatens to take the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who appeared to be in their captivity in the video footage.

Aug 21 10:40

Ferguson’s About Net Neutrality, Too

At the end of the classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Jimmy Stewart, as Senator Jefferson Smith, is in the midst of his filibuster against the corruption of the political machine that sent him to Capitol Hill as their lackey. Now he knows the truth and he’s taken over the floor of the Senate to tell it.

The nation is enthralled by his one man stand, but no one back in his home state is hearing the story: the machine controls all the newspapers and radio stations and even when the kids in Smith’s youth group print out a special edition of their own paper to try to tell his side, they’re run down by Boss Taylor’s goons.

Aug 21 10:36

INTEREST RATE RISES: stand by for the traffic accident

Overpriced stock markets have finally met Zirp interest levels. The Slog analyses why this is the unstoppable force colliding with the immovable object.

Aug 21 10:34

Suicide Tourism: Terminally ill Britons now make up a nearly one quarter of users of suicide clinics in Switzerland. Only Germany has a higher numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ visiting institutions to end their own lives

Terminally ill Britons now make up a nearly one quarter of users of suicide clinics like Dignitas in Switzerland, new figures have shown.
Only Germany has a higher numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ visiting institutions to end their own lives.
Between 2008 and 2012, 126 Britons chose to die in Zurich, the majority at Dignitas, and a handful via less well known clinics, like Exit.

Aug 21 10:33

The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults

The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson. He’s the former Google engineer the White House recently tapped to lead the new U.S. Digital Service.
Dickerson has impeccable credentials. He comes from one of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies. He flew into Washington a year ago to salvage the disastrous Healthcare.gov website. And by all accounts, he did an amazing job. Now, his White House on-boarding has become a kind of recruiting tool for Uncle Sam. And just for good measure, the feds want all the techies out there to know Dickerson wasn’t forced to do that amazing job in a suit and tie.

Aug 21 10:30

PICS+ Video - #NYC Solidarity w/ #Ferguson #FreeGaza

COOL! TWO PROTEST GROUPS/ACTIONS MERGE IN NYC.

Large flag dropped from the Manhattan bridge during the Justice for #Palestine march in NYC

Aug 21 10:18

How To End The War Crimes In Gaza

Some people may read this and say, no way, this is not a solution but I challenge your belief and I offer that this is indeed an effective and powerful way to move forward as a humanity with regard to the ongoing atrocities in Gaza.

Is there actually a way to end the war crimes in Gaza? There is, but the answer lies in our humanity not in politics, politicians, or a rigid ideology. Ideologies that result in human deaths are ideologies of hatred no matter how anyone spins it. We, as a humanity, must find a way of ending ideologies of hatred that serve political purposes. With acknowledgement of this first step we can then move forward to real solutions.

Aug 21 10:18

Big Investors Push for Auditors to Sign Financial Statements

An industry group which represents some of the nation's largest investors is urging regulators not to back away from plans to require auditors to sign the financial statements they prepare for companies.

In my August 13 "Trade" column, I wrote of a struggle between the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which regulates the accounting industry, and the Securities and Exchange Commission over reforms to auditor disclosure. The PCAOB, and many accounting reformers and investment groups had pushed for this change.

Aug 21 10:14

A Witness Conversation Unknowingly Captured at the Scene of the Ferguson Shooting is a Game-Changer??

The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor.

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