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The Space Review
Further steps toward the frontier: Recent policy efforts on space settlementthe myriad issues, obligations, and responsibilities our nation faces here on E
Further steps toward the frontier: Recent policy efforts on space settlement
The Space Review / Posted 5 hours ago
the myriad issues, obligations, and responsibilities our nation faces here on Earth? Is it justifiable to continuously use taxpayer dollars to send humans on temporary jaunts into space, not to stay but merely visit? Some may think so, but the... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Aer Lingus Takes Bradley Trans-Atlantic Againan alternative, and that is what Aer Lingus is betting on," Oz Griebel, preside
Aer Lingus Takes Bradley Trans-Atlantic Again
Hartford Courant / Posted yesterday
an alternative, and that is what Aer Lingus is betting on," Oz Griebel, president and chief executive of the MetroHartford Alliance, said. "We have to do everything we can to make sure that bet pays off." Griebel said that more than a dozen... Read more
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express
Scottish MPs claim almost £600k of taxpayers' money in luxury flightsScottish MPs cheered at £600,000 worth of taxpayer-funded business-class flight
Scottish MPs claim almost £600k of taxpayers' money in luxury flights
express / Posted yesterday
Scottish MPs cheered at £600,000 worth of taxpayer-funded business-class flights The increase is almost entirely down to the new intake of SNP politicians eschewing economy fares in favour of the more expensive fully flexible tickets, recorded as... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full payAt least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
At least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay over the past three years, according to a new investigation. More than 5,000 staff were suspended on full pay at NHS trusts, police forces and... Read more
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This is West Country
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full payAt least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay
This is West Country / Posted 4 days ago
At least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay over the past three years, according to a new investigation. More than 5,000 staff were suspended on full pay at NHS trusts, police forces and... Read more
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Gazette News
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full payAt least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay
Gazette News / Posted 4 days ago
At least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay over the past three years, according to a new investigation. More than 5,000 staff were suspended on full pay at NHS trusts, police forces and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full payAt least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
At least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay over the past three years, according to a new investigation. More than 5,000 staff were suspended on full pay at NHS trusts, police forces and... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full payAt least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff
'At least' £46m spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 4 days ago
At least £46 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on public sector staff suspended on full pay over the past three years, according to a new investigation. More than 5,000 staff were suspended on full pay at NHS trusts, police forces and... Read more
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Harrow Times
Hertfordshire nurseries threatened by 30-hour free childcare planin England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years o
Hertfordshire nurseries threatened by 30-hour free childcare plan
Harrow Times / Posted 4 days ago
in England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years of financial support from the taxpayer ends, because of the costs associated with the extra places, the NAHT said. The school leaders' union said analysis... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Hertfordshire nurseries threatened by 30-hour free childcare planin England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years o
Hertfordshire nurseries threatened by 30-hour free childcare plan
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 4 days ago
in England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years of financial support from the taxpayer ends, because of the costs associated with the extra places, the NAHT said. The school leaders' union said analysis... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Nursery schools face a cash crisis that could could force them to shutpre-schools in England would “cease to be financially viable” after the planned
Nursery schools face a cash crisis that could could force them to shut
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
pre-schools in England would “cease to be financially viable” after the planned two years of financial support from the taxpayer ends. Nursery school children painting An analysis carried out by the NAHT with the charity Early Education showed... Read more
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USA Today
ULA competes with SpaceX for GPS satellite launchCAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX’s lower launch price may not be the best deal for taxpa
ULA competes with SpaceX for GPS satellite launch
USA Today / Posted 4 days ago
CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX’s lower launch price may not be the best deal for taxpayers, United Launch Alliance has warned the Air Force in a bid to launch a Global Positioning System satellite. The bid appears to set up the first head-to-head... Read more
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Breitbart
Watchdog: Corruption Funneled U.S. Taxpayer Dollars to Taliban in Afghanistanreported SIGAR, adding: The United States contributed to the growth of corrupt
Watchdog: Corruption Funneled U.S. Taxpayer Dollars to Taliban in Afghanistan
Breitbart / Posted 4 days ago
reported SIGAR, adding: The United States contributed to the growth of corruption by injecting tens of billions of [U.S. taxpayer] dollars into the Afghan economy, using flawed oversight and contracting practices, and partnering with malign... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
ULA points at SpaceX explosion, saying Pentagon contracts shouldn't just go to lowest bidderconcerns about going with the lowest bidder on sensitive national security laun
ULA points at SpaceX explosion, saying Pentagon contracts shouldn't just go to lowest bidder
Los Angeles Times / Posted 4 days ago
concerns about going with the lowest bidder on sensitive national security launch contracts, the chief of the United Launch Alliance wrote in a letter to top Pentagon officials this month. Tory Bruno, ULA's chief executive, urged the Air Force to... Read more
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express
Government plan for 30 hour of free childcare 'threatens hundreds of nursery schools'in England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years o
Government plan for 30 hour of free childcare 'threatens hundreds of nursery schools'
express / Posted 4 days ago
in England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years of financial support from the taxpayer ends, because of the costs associated with the extra places, the NAHT said. The school leaders' union said analysis... Read more
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NBC News
At women of color summit, a vow not to wait for changeof who we are," Alicia Garza, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter and an organ
At women of color summit, a vow not to wait for change
NBC News / Posted 5 days ago
of who we are," Alicia Garza, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter and an organizer at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, told the assembled activists at the We Won't Wait Summit, which focused on an economic agenda for women of color... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Lawmakers score poorly on schoolsTeachers Association, the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona School Boa
Lawmakers score poorly on schools
Payson Roundup / Posted 5 days ago
Teachers Association, the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona School Boards Association, the Children’s Action Alliance and Support our Schools of Arizona. The group is lobbying to boost school spending and stop the diversion of money... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Group proposes combining Hancock Co. school districtswill save the county millions of dollars. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.l
Group proposes combining Hancock Co. school districts
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 5 days ago
will save the county millions of dollars. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cohPI6) Ron Thorp with the Hancock County Alliance for Good Government, a non-elected, political watchdog group, is spearheading a campaign to save taxpayer money by... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Group proposes combining Hancock Co. school districtswill save the county millions of dollars. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.l
Group proposes combining Hancock Co. school districts
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 5 days ago
will save the county millions of dollars. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cohPI6) Ron Thorp with the Hancock County Alliance for Good Government, a non-elected, political watchdog group, is spearheading a campaign to save taxpayer money by... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Refuge and Respite: Voters in November will decide whether to contribute public dollars to a mental health crisis centerRios, spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. Neither is ideal
Refuge and Respite: Voters in November will decide whether to contribute public dollars to a mental health crisis center
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
Rios, spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. Neither is ideal. Emergency room visits are expensive, and taxpayers often end up footing the bill. Jails by definition aren’t designed for treating people with mental... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Trump’s tax deduction change upsets charitiesDonald Trump's new tax plan would lower the amount of itemized deductions that
Trump’s tax deduction change upsets charities
Bankrate.com / Posted 6 days ago
Donald Trump's new tax plan would lower the amount of itemized deductions that taxpayers could claim, upsetting charities. ©lev radin/Shutterstock.com A group that advocates for nonprofit organizations is not very charitable in its analysis of... Read more
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express
'They've stolen our raspberries' SNP MP slammed over Union flag 'fiends' twitter slurMr Wishart is paid £74,000 a year by the UK taxpayer The shocking comments mad
'They've stolen our raspberries' SNP MP slammed over Union flag 'fiends' twitter slur
express / Posted 6 days ago
Mr Wishart is paid £74,000 a year by the UK taxpayer The shocking comments made by Perthshire politician Pete Wishart, who was voted into Westminster last year, have been criticised amid claims his rhetoric could harm farmers' trade. The countries... Read more
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express
Number of homeless migrant families getting emergency accommodation has DOUBLEDpermanent home is found for them by council staff. As many of these families a
Number of homeless migrant families getting emergency accommodation has DOUBLED
express / Posted 6 days ago
permanent home is found for them by council staff. As many of these families are homeless after losing a job it means the taxpayer often has to foot the bill for their emergency accommodation until they find new employment.Related articles Police... Read more
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New Now Next
How North Carolina Can Redeem Itself, According To Montel Williams: "This Is Your Moment To Rise"National Convention that the GOP needs to “stop all the stupid.” McCrory, as y
How North Carolina Can Redeem Itself, According To Montel Williams: "This Is Your Moment To Rise"
New Now Next / Posted 7 days ago
National Convention that the GOP needs to “stop all the stupid.” McCrory, as you may know, has spent thousands in taxpayer dollars defending the anti-LGBT HB2 even after his fellow Republicans pulled back their support. In the last two... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rutherford, Bruderly and Koniz bios and questionnairesthey are in competition with each other because the Panama Canal has been expan
Rutherford, Bruderly and Koniz bios and questionnaires
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
they are in competition with each other because the Panama Canal has been expanded; that “market forces” require American taxpayers to spend BILLIONS to dredge deeper, wide navigation channels to accommodate bigger, wider, deeper ships built in... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Local Elections 2016: Traffic a North Shore thingsitting councillor Chris Darby proposes upgrading the ferry terminals, building
Local Elections 2016: Traffic a North Shore thing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
sitting councillor Chris Darby proposes upgrading the ferry terminals, building new "green" cycling routes, and leveraging taxpayer funding to provide bus and T2 lanes on Lake Rd to encourage carpooling. "$100 million from council budgets, if... Read more
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express
Lotto gran rips out £1k hot tub one month after taxpayers paid for itThe mum-of-two splashed between £800 to £1,000 on the extravagance at taxpayers
Lotto gran rips out £1k hot tub one month after taxpayers paid for it
express / Posted 9 days ago
The mum-of-two splashed between £800 to £1,000 on the extravagance at taxpayers’ expense Susanne Hinte, who faked winning the lottery to try and win a multi-million pound payout flaunted her luxury hot tub, which she fitted into her shed, claiming... Read more
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Al.com
Our colleagues should continue to oppose municipal broadband expansiongoal is to work with private sector internet service providers, not against the
Our colleagues should continue to oppose municipal broadband expansion
Al.com / Posted 9 days ago
goal is to work with private sector internet service providers, not against them. A recent report and survey issued by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan government watchdog group, outlines the drawbacks of government... Read more
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express
MoD spent £85 MILLION on private accountants and lawyers last yearout millions in consulting fees at a time when thousands of our servicemen and
MoD spent £85 MILLION on private accountants and lawyers last year
express / Posted 9 days ago
out millions in consulting fees at a time when thousands of our servicemen and women have been made redundant, many taxpayers will rightly feel that this Tory government needs to get its priorities straight. “As the MoD's own workforce... Read more
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The Mercury News
California bag ban: Voters to weigh industry’s fate at the ballot boxcalls. The companies are based in Texas, New Jersey and South Carolina. A spok
California bag ban: Voters to weigh industry’s fate at the ballot box
The Mercury News / Posted 9 days ago
calls. The companies are based in Texas, New Jersey and South Carolina. A spokesman for the American Progressive Bag Alliance, the Washington, D.C.-based industry advocacy group leading the public relations campaign against the bag ban,... Read more
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Daily Press
Norment threatens funding over Williamsburg group hometo interview requests first made through his spokesman Thursday. Mira Signer, t
Norment threatens funding over Williamsburg group home
Daily Press / Posted 9 days ago
to interview requests first made through his spokesman Thursday. Mira Signer, the Virginia director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, said Norment "basically implied these are not people, and this is not a home that can be here in... Read more
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Daily Star
Benefits scrounger Lotto Gran rips out £1k Jacuzzi — weeks after taxpayers bought itbenefits — splashed out on her Jacuzzi in her plush garden shed in June. But d
Benefits scrounger Lotto Gran rips out £1k Jacuzzi — weeks after taxpayers bought it
Daily Star / Posted 10 days ago
benefits — splashed out on her Jacuzzi in her plush garden shed in June. But despite spending between £800 and £1,000 on taxpayers’ cash on the garish shed at her Worcester home, the gran recently decided she no longer wants to use it — and has... Read more
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The Hill
NOAA’s blocking of spectrum sales rains on taxpayers’ paradereally trying to develop it.” It’s time to sell that beachfront property and le
NOAA’s blocking of spectrum sales rains on taxpayers’ parade
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
really trying to develop it.” It’s time to sell that beachfront property and let it be developed to help consumers and taxpayers. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a proposal that could allow the 1675-1680 MHz block of... Read more
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The Christian Post
Obama Seeks to Force States to Fund Planned Parenthood Before Leaving Officethe Federal Register website that invokes Title X in arguing that entities like
Obama Seeks to Force States to Fund Planned Parenthood Before Leaving Office
The Christian Post / Posted 10 days ago
the Federal Register website that invokes Title X in arguing that entities like Planned Parenthood should be allowed to use taxpayer funds on "family planning projects." "The Department is proposing to amend the regulations at 42 CFR 59.3 to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Poll: £100k for Belfast's giant tulip in middle of nowhere - is it worth it?of nowhere," Mr Vance said. "It's not an investment, it's more of an expense,
Poll: £100k for Belfast's giant tulip in middle of nowhere - is it worth it?
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
of nowhere," Mr Vance said. "It's not an investment, it's more of an expense, but the sort that passes for normal here in taxpayer-funded heaven. "Why do we indulge this financial frippery when that £100,000 would bring much more happiness if it... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
£100k for Belfast's giant tulip in middle of nowhere - critics round on public artworkof nowhere," Mr Vance said. "It's not an investment, it's more of an expense,
£100k for Belfast's giant tulip in middle of nowhere - critics round on public artwork
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
of nowhere," Mr Vance said. "It's not an investment, it's more of an expense, but the sort that passes for normal here in taxpayer-funded heaven. "Why do we indulge this financial frippery when that £100,000 would bring much more happiness if it... Read more
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Deseret News
Campaign money, illegal signs at issue in battle over S.L. County seatSalt Lake County Complex on Thursday to accuse him of illegal campaigning and h
Campaign money, illegal signs at issue in battle over S.L. County seat
Deseret News / Posted 10 days ago
Salt Lake County Complex on Thursday to accuse him of illegal campaigning and hypocrisy over his platform as protector of taxpayer dollars. In response, Snelgrove criticized Kanter for grasping at straws over an issue he said he had nothing to do... Read more
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express
MPs’ pay-offs could extend to those in abolished seats650 seats are set to be abolished Many MPs employ family members and friends.
MPs’ pay-offs could extend to those in abolished seats
express / Posted 11 days ago
650 seats are set to be abolished Many MPs employ family members and friends. There can be no justification for enhanced taxpayer-funded ‘golden goodbyes’ The letter said: “We will consider whether the staffing budget is set at the right level... Read more
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Breitbart
Part II: A Manifesto for the 60 Percent: The Center-Right Populist-Nationalist Coalitionlifts all the boats, and as Arkansas becomes more prosperous, so does the Unite
Part II: A Manifesto for the 60 Percent: The Center-Right Populist-Nationalist Coalition
Breitbart / Posted 11 days ago
lifts all the boats, and as Arkansas becomes more prosperous, so does the United States. Speaking further about the new taxpayer-funded dam, Kennedy continued with that one-nation theme: “I regard this as an investment by the people of the... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Empty desks in large parts of Suffolk County Council’s offices, including Endeavour House, is ‘terrible waste’£11m to £14m for Landmark House. The figure is not known for Constantine House.
Empty desks in large parts of Suffolk County Council’s offices, including Endeavour House, is ‘terrible waste’
Ipswich Star / Posted 11 days ago
£11m to £14m for Landmark House. The figure is not known for Constantine House. John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Half-empty buildings are a terrible waste of taxpayer-funded resources. “Rather than straining... Read more
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The Jewish Press
American Campuses And Jews Who Know Not Ziondeck themselves in the current campus fashion, whether its hue be far-Left red
American Campuses And Jews Who Know Not Zion
The Jewish Press / Posted 12 days ago
deck themselves in the current campus fashion, whether its hue be far-Left red or fascist brown. The strange contemporary alliance between red and brown, far Left “progressivism” and Islamist fascism, seems particularly compelling for some. J... Read more
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iol.co.za
Zuma turmoil leaves SA’s economy down, but not outtwo terms, has been held in check by a vocal opposition that secured a Constitu
Zuma turmoil leaves SA’s economy down, but not out
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
two terms, has been held in check by a vocal opposition that secured a Constitutional Court order forcing him to repay taxpayer funds spent on his private home. “The economy is much more resilient than many people give it credit for,” said... Read more
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New Kerala
Congress accuses BJP of launching 'tax terrorism' in the country - newkerala.com #117887it of launching "tax terrorism" in the country under its income disclosure sche
Congress accuses BJP of launching 'tax terrorism' in the country - newkerala.com #117887
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
it of launching "tax terrorism" in the country under its income disclosure scheme. "The BJP-led NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government has launched a reign of tax terrorism across the country under its income declaration scheme, which was... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Zuma took out loan to pay Nkandla debtas the Venda Building Society, has its head offices and a branch in Johannesbur
Zuma took out loan to pay Nkandla debt
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
as the Venda Building Society, has its head offices and a branch in Johannesburg, and three other branches in Limpopo. Taxpayer money had been used to build non-security features at Zuma’s Nkandla home, which included a swimming pool,... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Hamilton: Background, experience with LTCCexperience, including volunteering, do you have?: Local organizations: Currentl
Hamilton: Background, experience with LTCC
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 14 days ago
experience, including volunteering, do you have?: Local organizations: Currently part of core group forming the Tahoe Arts Alliance; president, Tahoe Tallac Association board of directors; 2007 board member from 2004-2014; member Pathway 2007 Forum... Read more
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The Columbian
Pentagon’s ‘rebel alliance’ chief seeks to boost digital prowessamid all the crisp military uniforms. Instead of a placard with his name, the s
Pentagon’s ‘rebel alliance’ chief seeks to boost digital prowess
The Columbian / Posted 14 days ago
amid all the crisp military uniforms. Instead of a placard with his name, the sign outside the office he leads says “Rebel Alliance.” With its open rows of Apple computers, whiteboards and “Star Wars” imagery lining the walls, Lynch’s free-flow... Read more
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express
Benefit cheats are spared jail as fraud numbers rocketto clamp down on the spiralling welfare budget. An estimated £1.6billion is sw
Benefit cheats are spared jail as fraud numbers rocket
express / Posted 15 days ago
to clamp down on the spiralling welfare budget. An estimated £1.6billion is swindled from the benefit budget, costing the taxpayer £30million a week, but fewer cheats have been jailed year on year since 2009. The report by the Department for Work... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Voters Ought to Be Treated to Battles of Ideas Between Jubilee and Oppositionthe Daily Nation reported. The fund in the last fiscal year disbursed Sh87 mil
Voters Ought to Be Treated to Battles of Ideas Between Jubilee and Opposition
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
the Daily Nation reported. The fund in the last fiscal year disbursed Sh87 million to President Kenyatta's The National Alliance, Sh27.4 million to the DP's United Republican Party and Sh85 million to ODM. Now some websites have priced a new... Read more
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Zero Hedge
One "Lifelong Socialist" Norwegian's Perspective On Trumpeggs in one basket. Even worse, when the mega corporation gets in trouble, they
One "Lifelong Socialist" Norwegian's Perspective On Trump
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 days ago
eggs in one basket. Even worse, when the mega corporation gets in trouble, they extort governments to bail them out, at taxpayer expense, otherwise threatening a crisis or mass layoffs. Hence, governments must act like icebreaker boats,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
From #feesmustfall to Budget Battlesjust R23 billion (i.e. R27 billion in 2016 inflationadjusted rand) (Petersen, 2
From #feesmustfall to Budget Battles
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
just R23 billion (i.e. R27 billion in 2016 inflationadjusted rand) (Petersen, 2015). But even the centre-right Democratic Alliance estimated in late 2015 that free (albeit meanstested) tertiary education would cost R35 billion per annum (Bozzoli,... Read more
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