Harper’s Secret Budget Cuts Undermine Canada’s Democracy | Colin Kenny

#HarperMustGo Even after the prime minister invoked time allocation, parliamentarians were at least afforded some opportunity to discuss the massive omnibus bills. But with underspending, Canada’s representatives don’t get any time to debate the measures at all. Nor do they get a chance to ask officials enough tough questions about the impact of the cuts. […]

   Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You’re a Cop   :  Information Clearing House – ICH

#Decay&DeclineofUSA With Orwellian irony, the U.S. Supreme Court chose December 15, National Bill of Rights Day to deliver its crushing blow to the Fourth Amendment. Although the courts have historically held that ignorance of the law is not an excuse for breaking the law, in its 8-1 ruling in Heien v. State of North Carolina, […]

    The US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN  :  Information Clearing House – ICH

The Swiss government will join the fray too this week, inviting states that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention to an extraordinary meeting to discuss human rights violations in the occupied territories. Israel has threatened retaliation. But while Europe is tentatively finding a voice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, silence reigns across the Atlantic. The White […]

    Rouble vs. Dollar Games – From a Perspective of a Russian Businessman   :  Information Clearing House – ICH

Naturally, the task is simple – we need to drop the ruble to the maximum, and then buy all that we can, giving away the dollars that are no longer needed and not guaranteed by anything. This will help concentrate all of the roubles inside the country and to assign their price independently, while holding […]