Video Shows Cop Handcuffing Elementary School-Age Disabled Child

By Paul Joseph Watson The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit in response to a video which shows a deputy from the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office handcuffing a disabled elementary school child to restrain him.

Deputy sheriff Kevin Sumner handcuffed two children, an 8-year-old… …read more

From:: Global Research

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Changing the face of finance – or why I work for a bank

But then I realised that working in the financial industry was one of the most … We’re helping finance a small date-exporter in Tunisia, a novel social … …read more

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Social Security Q&A: Why Shouldn’t We Take Less Later In Exchange For More Now? – Forbes

Social Security Q&A: Why Shouldn’t We Take Less Later In Exchange For More Now?
Forbes
Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s Social Security question is about why it’s not actually better to get more now and less later. Question: I am a …

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Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Tom Price

By Guest Blogger

By Elizabeth Casey-Rutland

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore

Name: Tom Price

State/District, Party: Georgia, 6th District, Republican

Leadership position: Chairman of the House Budget Committee

Number of Years in That Position: Less than 1, entered this position in January 2015

Number of Terms/Years in Congress: Currently in his term 6th, he was first elected in 11 years ago in 2004.

Percent/Amount of State Revenue from the Federal Government (2013): Georgia received $14.7 billion in grants from the federal government, or 37.3% of its total revenue.

Defense Contracts Awarded to State (2013): $5.45 billion

Memorable Budget Quote: “For all the challenges America faces today – both at home and abroad – we also have tremendous opportunities to accomplish positive solutions on behalf of the American people. Much of that effort will begin with and be aided by putting forward a balanced budget that is equal to the tasks at hand – that speaks to the priorities of our diverse country, to our fiscal realities and our economic aspirations, to our national security concerns and the personal financial security of American families.” (2014)

Total Amount Spent During Latest Election: $1.7 million

Top Donor/Top Industry: Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic, Health Professionals

Candidate’s Self-Financing: $0

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Number of direct debit payments sets new record

By Patrick Collinson

Milestone in cashless payment is considered a marker for economic recovery

More than 100m direct debit payments were processed in just one day at the end of July, in what Britain’s bankers are hailing as another milestone in the path to a cashless society.

On 31 July , as salary payments landed in British bank accounts, there were a record 103m direct debit transactions. The previous peak was 99.3m in February 2015.

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Obama’s Climate Plan: Is It Good Enough?

By Bill Scher Fault lines are emerging in response to the administration’s Clean Power Plan, the EPA rule designed to cut carbon emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. How can we make sense of it, and what should activists do next? …read more

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