High School is free. Could college also be free? Is college free in some European countries? How would you pay for it?
Recently, Vermont Senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders talked to CNN about free, universal college education and how he would fund it.
What is the Wall Street Sales Tax?
According to againstausterity.org:
“…Wall Street speculators pay no tax on their share of a yearly turnover of over $5 quadrillion (5,000 trillion dollars) in stocks, bonds and derivatives. A 1% tax on this turnover, equally divided between the federal and state governments, largely solves the budget deficit at all levels of government. It also discourages the most dangerous forms of speculation, especially derivatives speculation, and helps to level the playing field between financial services – which are now in effect subsidized because they are not taxed – and the tangible, physical production of manufactured goods on which our economic survival depends.”
In the video, they say the word “troglodytic.” What does troglodytic mean?
Troglodytic means of, about, or relating to a troglodyte. A troglodyte was a prehistoric cave-dweller, or “a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character,” according to dictionary.com.
Police body-cam video shows what the ACLU states was a wrongful arrest of a pregnant woman in a school parking lot. The arrest involved the wrestling to the ground of the eight months pregnant African American woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California. The women were upset with each over a driving dispute. Some are calling the arrest “unlawful.”
Earlier this month, CNN reported on the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory that the U.S. military is engaged in a “secret plot” to take over the country to exercise martial law. How secret can this takeover really be if it is being covered by main-stream media outlets such as MSNBC and CNN?
More than 25 people in two countries have been killed by the same storm system, claims CNN. That death toll is set to go up. The deaths have occurred in the Southern portion of the U.S. and in Mexico.
Alyssa Renee Ramirez had many friends in her hometown of Devine, Texas, southwest of San Antonio.
At Devine High School, she was student council president and co-editor of the yearbook. She starred on the tennis and volleyball teams, not to mention as a cheerleader.
CNN writes that she was the homecoming queen that school year. She and her friends had been out on prom night Saturday but never returned home. Her car got caught up in fast-moving floods, ending her short life and leaving her classmates crestfallen.
CNN looks at the storms that have hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico.
Emma Sky, is a British expert on the Middle East. From 2007-2010, she served in Iraq as the political adviser to U.S. General Ray Odierno. She served as the Governorate Coordinator of Kirkuk for the Coalition Provisional Authority from 2003-2004, according to Wikipedia.
She is currently a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she lectures on Iraq and Middle East politics.
CNN talks to investigative journalist Seymour Hersch about his recent piece for the London Review of Books claiming President Obama lied about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden was shot and killed in a raid four years ago.
The U.S. has claimed the raid was done without the knowledge (and against the wishes) of Pakistan. Hersh says this is not the case and that Pakistani officials played a key role in helping the U.S. find and attack bin Laden. Hersh also claims there was no “firefight” and that bin Laden was unarmed. The U.S. claimed it located bin Laden by tracking his personal messenger.
In the article, Hersh cites interviews with “a retired senior intelligence official” and American sources who “had access to corroborating information,” according to Slate.
But Hersh reports a former Pakistani intelligence officer identified his whereabouts in return for the bulk of a $25 million U.S. bounty. Pakistani intelligence was reportedly aware of Bin Laden’s location and held him “prisoner” at the Abbottabad compound since 2006.