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The Feds Lawyer Up -- 25,060 Lawyers Cost Taxpayers $26.2 Billion since 2007

New counts show the number of federal lawyers now exceed the individual public payrolls of twelve states or the top seven largest private law firms in the USA – combined. It’s Uncle Sam, Esq.<p>This week, we released our <i>OpenTheBooks.com Snapshot Oversight Report – Lawyered Up, Federal Spending on</i> …

Bay Street

Censored, Surveilled, Watch-Listed, & Jailed: The Absurd Citizenry Of The American Police State

“You had to live - did live, from habit that became instinct - in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, …

Big Brother

More than a million live in 'extreme poverty' in UK

Study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds more than a million, including 300,000 children, live in destitution.<p>More than one million people in the UK, including 312,000 children, are living in destitution, according to research by a leading British charity.<p>The report published by the Joseph …

World News

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016

There are always common threads running through every year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize shortlist. It’s no surprise, considering the …

Chinese family's life in tiny apartment documented in poignant photos

• <b>Photographer Thomas Holton has documented the life of Steven and Shirley Lam and their three children</b>• <b><br>The photos reflect their every day lives in</b> …

Family

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Mention it in conversation and you’ll be rewarded with a shrug. Even if your listeners have heard the term before, they will struggle to define it. …

Neoliberalism

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

(AFP Photo/Handout/NASA )<p>A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development,” that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.<p>The …

Big Ideas

In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat

MIAMI — Behind a locked door aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is a world most of the vessel’s 4,200 passengers will never see. And that is exactly the point.<p>In the Haven, as this ship within a ship is called, about 275 elite guests enjoy not only a concierge and 24-hour butler service, …

Finance

William Kentridge unveils 550-metre frieze along Rome's River Tiber

William Kentridge gave the city of Rome a birthday present to remember yesterday, 21 April, at the inauguration of his monumental mural along the …

Rome

White House Set To Release Secret Pages From Sept 11 Report

Over the past several weeks, the White House has been very vocal about its opposition to both the Bipartisan Bill that would allow families of Sept …

White House

The FBI’s Warrantless Surveillance Back Door Just Opened a Little Wider

On Tuesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a redacted version of a November 6, 2015 opinion by Judge Hogan of …

FBI

For The First Time Ever FEMA Trains Texas Police How To Deal With Riots, Conduct Mass Arrests

Last summer the state of Texas was ablaze over concerns surrounding the Jade Helm military drills held across the state prompted some to speculate …

Policing

These SEC Insider Emails Reveal Why No Bankers Have Gone To Jail

Back In April 2010, the world was stunned when in what would be the first major case dealing with the fallout from the endemic fraud prevalent during …

John Paulson

Here’s the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

You draw it<p>If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest computer that has ever existed. But the brain has a bug and everyone knows it: memory. No matter how powerful its operating system becomes, …

The Brain

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The Smoking Gun: "Document 17" Links Saudi Embassy In Washington To Sept 11

With the topic of Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Sept 11 attack on everyone's lips, if certainly not those of president Obama who is currently in …

Saudi Arabia

This is how China uses mass surveillance and big data to curb social unrest

The Chinese government is reportedly constructing a vast spying apparatus that merges big data analytics with the surveillance state, in order to help curb social unrest.<p>Dubbed as a state-of-the-art 'grid management system' and produced under the watchful eye of the Communist Party-led government …

Asia

Some controversial changes have caused an uproar in one of the world's most important mining countries

The mining sector in one of the world’s most important platinum, gold and coal nations is in an uproar this week after the government surprised the industry with some controversial changes Friday.<p>The place is South Africa. Where the national government published a draft of a new Mining Charter for …

South Africa

The app you're using to find stoner buddies could be broadcasting your location to the cops

HighThere, the "Tinder for Tokers," is a stoner app for finding smoking buddies. When you first download the app and join the network, HighThere asks for your location data and your energy level when stoned, so it can match you with potential friends.<p>This data would be a jackpot for police if they …

Live Music

Australia PM: 'There is no global institution more important to freedom' than the internet itself

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia set out a far-reaching cybersecurity strategy on Thursday, invoking the leaks of United States whistleblower Edward Snowden, terrorism and even the threat of war to push for a coordinated global approach to protection of online data.<p>Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who …

Australia

How Systems Break: First They Slow Down

<i>Alternatively, we can cling to a state of denial, and the dominant system will be replaced by arrangements that are not necessarily positive.</i><p><b>The</b> …

Bartering

Obama Arrives In Saudi Arabia To "Reassure" His Close Ally That Nothing Has Changed

While Congress is scrambling to sweep the recently introduced Bipartisan bill that would allow US families to sue Saudi Arabia for Sept 11, Barack …

Democrats

Obama Responds To Saudi Threat To Dump Treasuries If Its Role In Sept 11 Is Probed

This weekend's blockbuster story was the report that in response to a proposed Congressional Bill that would allow a probe into the Saudi role behind …

Saudi Arabia

Brazil's Rousseff defiant after impeachment vote

Rousseff says she is "outraged" by a vote in Congress to authorise impeachment proceedings against her.<p>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has said that she is "outraged" by a vote in Congress to authorise impeachment proceedings against her.<p>In an emotional first public response on Monday, Rousseff …

Brazilian Politics

Why The Media Lies So Much

I recently read an article on <i>rt.com</i> written by Cynthia McKinney, the first black woman elected to the Georgia Legislature. <b>The title of the article</b> …

Gerald Celente

Saint Or Sinner - Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

“<b>The way things are supposed to work is that we’re supposed to know virtually everything about what [government officials] do: that’s why they’re</b> …

Surveillance

Obama Administration Makes Stunning Admission: "Seed Money For Al Qaeda Came From Saudi Arabia"

Following a dramatic deterioration in official diplomatic channels between the US and Saudi Arabia when over the weekend the Saudis threatened the …

Terrorism

Bundesbank Defies Elites: Warns That "Plans To Abolish, Criminalize Cash Out Of Line With Freedom"

With everyone from ivory tower academics to sin-street hookers proclaiming the need for and benefits of a "war on cash" to save the world from …

Money

What If Nobody Showed Up To Vote?

<b>What if a presidential candidate threw a political rally, and nobody came? What if a government held an election, and nobody voted? What if that same</b> …

Hillary Clinton