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The allegations, reported in the Wall Street Journal late on Thursday, suggest that the US Marshals Service has for seven years flown Cessna aircraft outfitted with “dirtbox” devices that mimic cellular towers, permitting the collection of thousands of unique IDs and location data from users. According to the Journal the planes operate from at least five metropolitan airports, permitting a “flying range covering most of the US population”. The reportedly indiscriminate collection would permit the marshals and potentially other justice department agencies to avoid having to seek records from the phone companies themselves, especially in criminal investigations where a court order may be required. The legal basis for the previously undisclosed program is unclear. Unconstitutional Excesses.
Nothing. by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Yesterday, 11:08 a.m. The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so. What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About the IRS and How It Handles Dark Money Groups by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, April 9, 11:52 p.m. Here are five takeaways ProPublica found from the documents released Wednesday by a House committee. Podcast: The Hidden Power of Dark Money. First-Ever Political Study of Top 1% Has Found Extreme Conservatism, Intense Political Involvement. Billionaires(image by Michael Fleshman) A year ago, to little public notice, the academic journal Perspectives on Politics published a landmark study, "Democracy and the Policy Preferences of Wealthy Americans," by Benjamin Page, Larry Bartels, and Jason Seawright; which reports that, among the American aristocracy, there exists pervasive extreme conservatism, and also a virtual non-stop involvement in politics by them -- in other words, it finds the same two things that writers have hypothesized to exist among aristocracies throughout all of human history.
But, for the first time ever, these researchers have now attached precise numbers to these two hypotheses, and have established that this is the way aristocrats actually are. Consequently, the much-noted takeover of "Main Street" by "Wall Street" can be explained by the fact that the aristocracy are far more conservative, and also far more politically active, than the general population are. 12% had, with a White House Official. Who controls the world? More resources for understanding. Occupy Wall Street’s slogan “We are the 99%” had been echoing through the United States and the world for just over a month when James B.
Glattfelder and his co-authors released the study “The Network of Global Corporate Control” in October 2011. The study was a scientific look at our global economy, revealing how control flows like water through pipes — some thin, some thick — between people and companies. The finding: that control of our economy is highly tightly concentrated into a small core of top players, leaving us all vulnerable to fast-spreading economic distress. James B. Mercenaries. Who Ru(i)ns It? Soziologie. Pornographie. Vulnereable People & Places.
Criticism of capitalism. This article lists arguments against capitalism.
For a summary of ideologies opposed to capitalism, see Anti-capitalism. Criticism of capitalism ranges from expressing disagreement with the principles of capitalism in its entirety, to expressing disagreement with particular outcomes of capitalism. Among those wishing to replace capitalism with a different method of production and social organization, a distinction can be made between those believing that capitalism can only be overcome through revolution (e.g., revolutionary socialism) and those believing that structural change can come slowly through political reforms (e.g., social democracy). Some critics believe there are merits in capitalism, and wish to balance it with some form of social control, typically through government regulation (e.g., the social market movement). Issues. NATO Osterweiterung. NeWeb Privacy. NeWeb. REALLY GOOD STUFF. Value & The Brain.
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Your Bookmarks and favorites in the cloud. We Are the Introverts. Fellowship for Intentional Community. The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) nurtures connections and cooperation among communitarians and their friends.
It provides publications, referrals, support services, and sharing opportunities for a wide range of intentional communities, cohousing groups, ecovillages, community networks, support organizations, and people seeking a home in community. The FIC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in the United States.  Activities The FIC publishes Communities magazine, the Communities Directory, Journal of Cooperative Living, FIC Newsletter and the Intentional Communities web site. It also sponsors and presents periodic Community gatherings, including annual gatherings at Twin Oaks and Art of Community events in various locations around the US. FIC vision and mission statement May 15, 1998 (assembled by the Vision Committee) Vision Mission Purposes The FIC declare its main purposes as: