Monday, July 6, 2015

With Greek ‘No’ Vote, Tsipras Wins a Victory That Could Carry a Steep Price - The New York Times

With Greek ‘No’ Vote, Tsipras Wins a Victory That Could Carry a Steep Price - The New York Times: "Nonetheless, to the extent the vote consolidated Mr. Tsipras’s power within Greece, other European leaders have no alternative but to continue doing business with him.

“Tsipras is the direct result of austerity; he is a creature of the creditors’ own making,” said Paul De Grauwe, a professor of political economy at the London School of Economics. “Creditors will have to accept him again because he will be backed by popular support.”"

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Firefighter suspended for flying Confederate flag in parade

Firefighter suspended for flying Confederate flag in parade: " A Minnesota volunteer firefighter said he's been suspended for flying a Confederate flag from an engine during a holiday parade.

Brian Nielsen drove a Hartland Fire Department truck in the Third of July Parade in the southern Minnesota city of Albert Lea. He flew both the Confederate and American flags from the back, a move that's drawn community and social media criticism."
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White Supremacists Extend Their Reach Through Websites - The New York Times

White Supremacists Extend Their Reach Through Websites - The New York Times: "In late June, as much of the nation mourned the killing of nine parishioners in a Charleston, S.C., church, The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website, was busy posting articles on a different issue: black crime against white people. “Adolescent Ape Jailed for Murdering White Man Out of Boredom,” one headline blared."

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Yes, There’s a July 4 Terror Threat From the Right - The Daily Beast

Yes, There’s a July 4 Terror Threat From the Right - The Daily Beast: "Representative Peter King (R-NY) told us to on Wednesday that we need to be afraid, no, very afraid, of Muslims over the July 4th weekend. Why? Well, King, in his typical Muslim fear-mongering style, warned, “Because if there is a threat, if there is gonna be something happening, it’s gonna come from the Muslim community.”"

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China and Wall Street Crash - Business Insider

China and Wall Street Crash - Business Insider: "After exploding earlier in the year because of deregulation, China's benchmark Shanghai Composite has collapsed a crazy 29% since the highs of early June. China's other stock markets have had similarly steep falls.

Bloomberg notes that the crisis is closely mirroring the 1929 Wall Street crash, which led to the Great Depression in the US in the 1930s."

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Healthcare Hookup

Aetna Agrees to Acquire Humana for $37 Billion in Cash and Stock http://nyti.ms/1KzFsWB

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The US and Greece are different - Business Insider

The US and Greece are different - Business Insider: "Aside from the spurious 30 year trend line, this appears like an alluring story. Greece is a country. The USA is a country. If Greece can default because of high debt then couldn’t the USA default because of high debt? Technically, yes, but the crisis would materialize in a very different way thanks to the institutional design of the US monetary system. Let me explain."

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Data Show Healthy Job Growth but Also Signs of Weakness - The New York Times

Data Show Healthy Job Growth but Also Signs of Weakness - The New York Times: "The economy added a healthy 223,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Thursday, but other indicators, showing wages growing slowly and jobless Americans remaining on the sidelines, painted a grayer picture.

The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, the lowest in seven years, but that was driven largely by an exodus of people from the work force, rather than more Americans finding work. Moreover, the strong job gains for April and May, which had led many analysts to predict that the economy was picking up steam, were revised downward by 60,000 jobs."

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WWII

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Texas Muslims

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