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Glenn Greenwald – American Hero or Villain?

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Edward Snowden story, is a controversial man, but some label Glenn Greenwald an American hero. Others think him a villainous muckraker, making problems where there should be none. Glenn Greenwald an American hero of journalistic tradition Some would call Glenn Greenwald an American hero in the tradition of

Putin – a Neo-Fascist Spawn of Hell

Few doubt that Vladimir Putin is a neo-fascist at this point and anyone that does is delusional. Though timid steps were taken towards democracy after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is descending quickly into an authoritarian state again. Putin a Neo-Fascist in fundamental sense While the words “fascist” and “neo-fascist” might be oft-bandied

Three Reasons To Say No To Mitt Romney In 2016

It’s easy to come up with three reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney in 2016, should he run. Naturally he’s vacillating about whether he will, but if he should, there are some pretty good reasons why not. Romney in 2016 would be more of the same Among the reasons to not vote for Romney

GE Has Made A Lot Of Everybody Else’s Money

If there is one company that exploits the rules encouraging crony capitalism better than anyone, it appears GE would be the one. General Electric seemingly can’t make a lot of money on its own, so it relies on everyone else’s to stay afloat. GE sues to get a refund Remember the “GE pays no taxes”

American Dreams Die Hard: The Death Of The Republic

The American republic is dead. Or at least it’s dying, lingering on life support in a coma and clinging to what little life is left in it. What little democratic choice is left is of little meaning or consequence. American Republic Practically In Name Only Though the American republic still has “democratic” elections, there are
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Yes Virginia, Fascism in America can happen

Fascism in America, some insist, is impossible; it could never happen here. Yes, Virginia, it can happen here and the turn in America towards fascism is dismally and infectiously increasing, sort of like a disease. Fascism in America Comes with Corporate Logos Comic George Carlin once opined that fascism in America arrived with Nike swooshes

It’s A Fact – America Is An Oligarchy, Not A Republic

How Could America NOT be an Oligarchy? Let’s face it – we, the people, don’t really count for a whole lot anymore. Economic and political power is concentrated in few hands and America is an oligarchy. Studies show policy America in America dictated by oligarchy A recent study by Princeton and Northwestern University professors showed
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How being cheap can cost you

When it comes to being smart with your money, there are two directions: being cheap and being careful. While it is true that being cheap will save you money in the short-term, there are many situations in which being cheap can actually end up costing you more. Associated costs When buying anything from a car
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Seven red flags to avoid a tax audit

Only about 1 percent of all Americans will face a tax audit any given year. Some audits are selected completely at random, but most are in response to red flags. Avoiding these red flags will do much to reduce your chances of becoming part of “the 1 percent.” Charitable deductions Excessively large charity contributions are
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Know what bonds can do for you

If you’re looking for an investment that offers steady reward with relatively minimal risk, consider bonds. Conservative investors have flocked to bonds for years because they remain comparatively steady when the stock market is volatile. The Wall Street Journal advises young investors to populate up to 15 percent of their retirement accounts with bonds. What
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Pawn loans having a renaissance thanks to television

Television shows that feature various people who run pawn shops, offer pawn loans or buy and sell items for profit have popped up in the past couple of years. Now, wealthier customers are starting to frequent pawn businesses. The trade has suddenly gained respectability that it has not always had. Reality television makes stars of
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Cater to Urgent needs with Cash Advance Loans

Direct Deposit Cash Advance Loans It’s a Payday Loan Against Your Paycheck Sometimes known as a cash installment loan, a cash advance loan is a small amount of money loaned to you which was credited directly into your bank account. Payments are taken out in alignment with the balance available on your direct deposit. Often
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Mortgage rates rise despite crippled demand for housing

Nationwide mortgage rates are creeping up despite dismal sales and demand. Interest rates on major mortgage products have been rising steadily for the past few months, though the rates are still near record lows. The real estate industry is still embroiled in a quagmire involving foreclosures, and demand is nearing an all time low. Cheap
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Federal Minimum Wage and U.S. Labor Laws

Federal minimum wage 2009 Since July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour. That means in every state in the United States, employers must pay workers at least $7.25 per hour. In Washington, D.C., it means employers must pay $8.25 per hour because the law there dictates they must pay $1
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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac foreclosures cost tax payers billions

Fannie Mae foreclosures are swamping the nation’s largest mortgage buyer. Fannie Mae reported an $11.5 billion loss in the first quarter of 2010. Fannie Mae stock has been in freefall. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae’s little brother, lost more than $6.7 billion. Monday, Fannie Mae asked the U.S. Treasury for an infusion of $8.4 billion. Together,

Americans Using Payday Loans as Bailout is Still Unraveling

The bailout program extended Payday loans are predicted to remain popular funding options as the economy continues to lag. Last week President Obama announced that the administration has extended the $700 billion financial bailout program until October of 2010. That’s sad news for many Democrats, who were hoping the leftover funds would be put toward