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RIP Glenn Ford | May 1, 1916 - August 30, 2006

It comes to mind instantly what a remarkable actor he was. He had those magical qualities that are intangible but are quite impactful on the screen. He was a movie star. —Sidney Poitier

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Inequality and the USA: A nation in denial? 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/30/377119/inequality-and-the-us-a-nation-in-denial/ 

Every August, for most of the last four decades, top central bankers from around the world have been making their way to the Wyoming mountain resort of Jackson Hole for an invitation-only blue-ribbon economic symposium.

This year’s Jackson Hole hobnob, once again hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, last week attracted the usual assortment of central bankers, finance ministers, and influential business journalists. But this year’s gathering also attracted something else: protesters…

Inequality and the USA: A nation in denial? 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/30/377119/inequality-and-the-us-a-nation-in-denial/ 

Every August, for most of the last four decades, top central bankers from around the world have been making their way to the Wyoming mountain resort of Jackson Hole for an invitation-only blue-ribbon economic symposium.

This year’s Jackson Hole hobnob, once again hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, last week attracted the usual assortment of central bankers, finance ministers, and influential business journalists. But this year’s gathering also attracted something else: protesters…

The Student Loan Crusader: How Elizabeth Warren Wants to Reduce Debt

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-student-loan-crusader-how-elizabeth-warren-wants-to-reduce-debt-20140820

First-term senator from Massachusetts has a plan to help middle-class families: Tax the rich

As a first-term senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is advancing her fight for middle-class families with a legislative agenda focused on college affordability and student debt. “Rising student-loan debt is an economic emergency,” she says. “Forty million people are dealing with $1.2 trillion in outstanding student debt. It’s stopping young people from buying homes, from buying cars and from starting small businesses. We need to take action.”…

The Student Loan Crusader: How Elizabeth Warren Wants to Reduce Debt

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-student-loan-crusader-how-elizabeth-warren-wants-to-reduce-debt-20140820

First-term senator from Massachusetts has a plan to help middle-class families: Tax the rich

As a first-term senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is advancing her fight for middle-class families with a legislative agenda focused on college affordability and student debt. “Rising student-loan debt is an economic emergency,” she says. “Forty million people are dealing with $1.2 trillion in outstanding student debt. It’s stopping young people from buying homes, from buying cars and from starting small businesses. We need to take action.”…

The globalisation project 

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-269340-The-globalisation-project 

Babar Ayaz in ‘Rejecting globalisation’ (July 1, July 2 2014) has attempted to sell globalisation in the name of workers. Let me point out that this is not new. Reactionary packages have often been sold as worker-friendly ‘reforms’. 

For instance, Clare Short, formerly of the British Department for International Development, has argued that the WTO is a “precious international institution” and that “those who make blanket criticism of the WTO are working against, not for, the interests of the poor and the powerless.” Likewise, In September 2001, two months before WTO’s Doha ministerial moot, an article appeared in the Economist (2001) which began: “The WTO is no would be tyrant. It is democratic to a fault and has few powers of its own”. At Doha and subsequent WTO moots, even discredited and corrupt leaders from the south have resisted the WTO regime…

RELATED: http://www.havingtheircake.com/content/3_Consequences/4_Reform/fact%20and%20opinion/The%20end%20of%20globalisation.php

The globalisation project 

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-269340-The-globalisation-project 

Babar Ayaz in ‘Rejecting globalisation’ (July 1, July 2 2014) has attempted to sell globalisation in the name of workers. Let me point out that this is not new. Reactionary packages have often been sold as worker-friendly ‘reforms’. 

For instance, Clare Short, formerly of the British Department for International Development, has argued that the WTO is a “precious international institution” and that “those who make blanket criticism of the WTO are working against, not for, the interests of the poor and the powerless.” Likewise, In September 2001, two months before WTO’s Doha ministerial moot, an article appeared in the Economist (2001) which began: “The WTO is no would be tyrant. It is democratic to a fault and has few powers of its own”. At Doha and subsequent WTO moots, even discredited and corrupt leaders from the south have resisted the WTO regime…

RELATED: http://www.havingtheircake.com/content/3_Consequences/4_Reform/fact%20and%20opinion/The%20end%20of%20globalisation.php

[VIDEO] 8 Reasons to ‘Party Down’ This Weekend 

https://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/party-down-hulu-204309556.html 

“The key to a great party? Low expectations. Like, really low. That, and an open bar.”

Plus, episodes of Party Down to binge-watch on Hulu Plus!

The cult fave Starz comedy is available for streaming on Hulu Plus starting today — with the first five episodes free for a limited time — which means your Labor Day plans are set!

Party Down aired for only two seasons (tragic), but built up a loyal, loving audience with its snarky humor, NSFW wit, and great chemistry among cast members Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, and Ryan Hansen.

If you’re not familiar with the hilarity that is Party Down, here are eight reasons to fire up Hulu this weekend…

[VIDEO] 8 Reasons to ‘Party Down’ This Weekend 

https://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/party-down-hulu-204309556.html 

“The key to a great party? Low expectations. Like, really low. That, and an open bar.”

Plus, episodes of Party Down to binge-watch on Hulu Plus!

The cult fave Starz comedy is available for streaming on Hulu Plus starting today — with the first five episodes free for a limited time — which means your Labor Day plans are set!

Party Down aired for only two seasons (tragic), but built up a loyal, loving audience with its snarky humor, NSFW wit, and great chemistry among cast members Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, and Ryan Hansen.

If you’re not familiar with the hilarity that is Party Down, here are eight reasons to fire up Hulu this weekend…

Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier 

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2014/08/31/islamic-state-militants-behead-captive-lebanese-soldier/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mycenews+(MyCen+News)

Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north Lebanon, was shown blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back, writhing and kicking the dusty ground while a militant announces he will be killed. Another militant then beheads him…

Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier 

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2014/08/31/islamic-state-militants-behead-captive-lebanese-soldier/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mycenews+(MyCen+News)

Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north Lebanon, was shown blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back, writhing and kicking the dusty ground while a militant announces he will be killed. Another militant then beheads him…

Obama Authorizes Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/world/middleeast/obama-syria-ISIS.html 

President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad.

Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said…

Obama Authorizes Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/world/middleeast/obama-syria-ISIS.html 

President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad.

Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said…

[VIDEO] Free Syrian Army unleashes ‘Hell Cannon’ in fight against Assad 

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/29/Video-Free-Syrian-Army-unleashes-Hell-Cannon-in-fight-against-Assad/3191409344831/ 

Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al Assad are building homemade howitzers and calling them “Hell Cannons” in hopes of rallying sympathizers to win their independence.

Similar to the 105mm M101A1 Howitzers used by the United States, the hell cannon is towed or pushed on a two wheel cart and can fire a variety of ammunition and projectiles up to one mile…

[VIDEO] Free Syrian Army unleashes ‘Hell Cannon’ in fight against Assad 

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/29/Video-Free-Syrian-Army-unleashes-Hell-Cannon-in-fight-against-Assad/3191409344831/ 

Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al Assad are building homemade howitzers and calling them “Hell Cannons” in hopes of rallying sympathizers to win their independence.

Similar to the 105mm M101A1 Howitzers used by the United States, the hell cannon is towed or pushed on a two wheel cart and can fire a variety of ammunition and projectiles up to one mile…

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