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On the Nature of the US and American Foreign Policy
by BayAreaObserver in #GeoPolitics   8 comments, latest 2 hours ago
If the Nuremberg Laws were applied, then every post-war American President would have been hanged.” - Noam Chomsky Henry Kissinger, one of the fundamental figures in creating and maintaining the...
Labor Shortage Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in Fields
by BayAreaObserver in #Crops   47 comments, latest 2 hours ago
Last year marked the fifth consecutive year Santa Barbara County’s agriculture industry has struggled with labor shortages, which have ranged from 15 to 26 percent. Farmers, therefore, must leave crops...
Why cash remains sacred in American churches
by BayAreaObserver in #Religion   9 comments, latest 4 hours ago
On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser – which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) – was inaugurated...
Heres how much housing prices have skyrocketed over the last 50 years
by BayAreaObserver in #Housing   12 comments, latest 11 hours ago
If you want to buy a house this year, you may well be paying around $199,200, the median price for a home in the U.S., according to Zillow. Houses weren't...
15 Ways To Unleash The Power Of The Holy Spirit RIGHT NOW !
by BayAreaObserver in #Religion   2 comments, latest 11 hours ago
If you are a born-again Christian, the Holy Spirit lives within you and offers you unfettered access to an amazing array of unfathomable supernatural power and abilities. As you learn...
Proposed Rhode Island bill sees highway surveillance cams ticketing uninsured motorists
by BayAreaObserver in #TrafficCameras   15 comments, latest 1 day ago
The $120 fines would be split evenly between contractor and the state. A Rhode Island legislative committee has approved a bill that would greatly expand the surveillance state through the...
The Functions of the Stock Market and the Fallacies of Shareholder Value
by BayAreaObserver in #StockMarket   Posted 1 day ago
Conventional wisdom has it that the primary function of the stock market is to raise cash for companies for the purpose of investing in productive capabilities. The conventional wisdom is...
15 Homebuying Headaches (and How to Prepare for Them)
by BayAreaObserver in #Housing   4 comments, latest 1 day ago
Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions most Americans ever make, so it’s no wonder that it comes with a sizeable dose of anxiety. Nearly three-quarters of...
The Democrats Need a New Message
by BayAreaObserver in #Politics   151 comments, latest 1 day ago
How low do you have to sink to lose an election in this country? Republicans have been trying to answer that question for years. But they've been unable to find...
Only TRUE Trump Fans Will Answer All 7 Of These Questions Correctly
by BayAreaObserver in #Trump   8 comments, latest 1 day ago
Some people hate him, some people love him, but everyone has an opinion about President Trump. What about you—are you a Trump fan? Well, you may CALL yourself a Trump...
What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage? Lessons from the past
by BayAreaObserver in #HealthCoverage   2 comments, latest 2 days ago
If successful, the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act would be in rare company. Even though the U.S. has been slower than any other Western country to develop...
Real Estate Weekly: Strong Home Sales, Data Center REITs Climb On Oracle Earnings
by BayAreaObserver in #RealEstate   Posted 2 days ago
The REIT ETF indexes (VNQ and IYR) finished the week lower by 0.5% as the 10-year yield was unchanged near the lowest levels of 2017. The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) climbed...
The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations
by BayAreaObserver in #IT   1 comment, latest 3 days ago
The rise and fall of FireWire—IEEE 1394, an interface standard boasting high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer—is one of the most tragic tales in the history of computer technology....
Preemptive strike against North Korea not an option - former Defense Secretary William Perry
by BayAreaObserver in #NorthKorea   2 comments, latest 3 days ago
Days after the death of an American student who had been detained under the guise of having committed crimes against the regime, DW asks Perry for his take on the...
Americans Tolerate Inequality Because They Over-Estimate Their Odds of Coming Out on Top
by BayAreaObserver in #UpwardMobility   9 comments, latest 3 days ago
Americans are generally thought to view the economic system as fair and see wealth as a reward for ability and effort, while Europeans tend to believe that the economic system...
Washington's Dangerous Middle East Agenda
by BayAreaObserver in #ForeignPolicy   4 comments, latest 3 days ago
t’s clear at this point that the recent visit of US President Trump to Saudi Arabia and Israel was about setting events into motion in order to fundamentally alter the...
Toothpick crossbow craze has China quivering
by BayAreaObserver in #Toys   1 comment, latest 3 days ago
SHANGHAI: Handheld crossbows that can fire out needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China but anxious parents want them banned before a young child gets blinded or...
'Now is not the time to rally', time to stop the rallies and focus on governing
by BayAreaObserver in #Trump   3 comments, latest 4 days ago
An open letter to President Donald Trump upon his return to Cedar Rapids Welcome to Cedar Rapids, Mr. President. The last time you visited us, you were a candidate for...
Trump-Style Policies Will Deepen the American Carnage by Lance Taylor
by BayAreaObserver   Posted 4 days ago
Current proposals will worsen inequality and harm those Trump promised to protect—while further enriching the top 1% Who wins with budget and policy proposals advanced by President Trump and Congressional...
Where manufacturing jobs are plentiful, Trump's supporters want better
by BayAreaObserver in #Jobs   2 comments, latest 5 days ago
ELKHART, Indiana—While many politicians, including President Donald Trump, say the United States desperately needs more manufacturing jobs, this small industrial city has more than enough. The problem, for many workers...

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