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> Sanders warned that economic distress caused by austerity creates instability that can undermine democracy, contributing to the rise of Nazism in Germany following World War I.
> “Let us not forget, after World War I, the Allies imposed oppressive austerity on Germany as part of the Versailles Treaty,” Sanders told the Huffington Post. “As a result, unemployment skyrocketed, the people suffered, and the policies of austerity gave rise to the Nazi Party. We cannot let a situation like that ever happen again.”<
Creditors wanted Greece to cut spending further before granting the country new loans. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras argued against such measures.
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This flawed piece of legislation needs to be re-written. As it stands it's an open door for any wannabee tyrant to take over Canada from the inside.
Bill increasing powers of spy agency and federal law enforcement has met with accusations it is too broad and infringes on rights to privacy and free speech
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Real Conservatives have grave misgivings over the Harper Government's new law.
> I know that when I mark my X, I will be thinking about Bill C-51, and I will be asking myself who I can trust to uphold my values instead of betraying them. I guarantee that that candidate will not be a Conservative or a Liberal. You can learn more about the growing non-partisan campaign to repeal Bill C-51 at KillC51.ca<
We must not ignore our important principles just because they are being violated by a Conservative government.
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"Principled" and "conservative" are mutually exclusive these days.
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> The former CIBC chief economist lays out how Harper's master economic plan was rooted in faulty assumptions that the price of oil would keep climbing, the U.S. would keep buying and China's double-digit growth would keep driving global demand - and that Canada could keep cranking out the world's dirtiest oil unfettered.
> Rubin says it's time for oil sands producers to face the music and stop pouring billions into new deposits they'll never be able to burn. <
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> “'What we must always remember is that it’s not too late to veer off the dangerous road we are on, the one that is leading us towards 4 degrees of warming', emphasised Naomi Klein. 'Indeed we could still keep warming below 1.5 degrees if we made it our top collective priority. It would be difficult, to be sure. As difficult as the rationing and industrial conversions that were once made in wartime. As ambitious as the anti-poverty and public works programs launched in the aftermath of the Great Depression and the Second World War. But difficult is not the same as impossible. And giving up in the face of a task that could save countless and lives prevent so much suffering – simply because it is difficult, costly and requires sacrifice from those of us who can most afford to make do with less – is not pragmatism. It is surrender of the most cowardly kind. And there is no cost-benefit analysis in the world that is capable of justifying it'."<
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I agree with everything you say. And i am engaged in my own little way to stop global warming.

However I recognize the truth found within the following proverb; Those who learn from history (as you are obviously hoping we will) are doomed to live with those whom don't. 

The don't learn people outnumber the do learn people. Global warming will continue and grow unchecked.

I fight not because I will win but simply because I must fight.
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In the back door while you were't looking? No, right under your nose.
America didn't used to be run like an old Southern slave plantation, but we're headed that way now. How did that happen?
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+Rafael Espericueta That's the price of living in a bubble. Ignorance and arrogance. CNN and MSNBC are better, give you a wider perspective, but they have their own issues.
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> I think the straightest answer is that Mr. Harper seems to have wanted it that way. If one accepts climate change as a pressing concern, it is hard to imagine a more epic fail than the FIPA.<
If one accepts climate change as a pressing concern, it is hard to imagine a more epic fail than this
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Water is not a monetized resource, it is a Human Right. Without clean water people die.
Dean Kamen's plan to use technology to bring safe drinking water to the masses is the subject of a documentary being released this week.
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Old stories made new by Notable Inklings. Enjoy this romance about the Peony Prince.
The Peony Prince (A retelling of an Old Legend by BoSt.) Prickly’s travels took him far and wide. Eventually he crossed the ocean and, disembarking from the merchant vessel he had sailed on, set foot in on an ...
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If you thought Fukushima is bad, there's the Runit Dome.
The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean
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Like I need any more reasons to be ashamed of my country of birth.
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> This is my drug, you bastard! [Holds up a sledgehammer] This one’s my drug and this one’s [holds up a hammer] my booze, fool!<
"Look at these guys, busting their butts in the sun. It's 107 degrees Fahrenheit, it was 115 degrees earlier."
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> True to his word, Alwaleed has been involved in philanthropy work for more than 35 years, previously donating $3.5 billion to his foundation, which has partnered with the Gates Foundation and the Carter Foundation.
> The prince, who made his millions as chairman of investment firm Kingdom Holding Company—which has stakes in Apple, Twitter, Saks Fifth Avenue, and The Four Seasons hotel chain—will be carefully allocating the $32 billion over several years through a “well-devised plan” managed by a board of trustees and headed by Alwaleed himself.
> “Early in my life I had a dream that I have always hoped to realize,” he said. “I wished to wake up one day to see a world of tolerance, acceptance, equality, and opportunity—for all.”<
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is gifting $32 billion to support poverty alleviation, disease eradication, and women’s empowerment.
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+Rafael Espericueta Seems some of it will go to women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia. (Maybe the payment he got when he sold his stake in Fox News).
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