Ask Nick Anything – Part 2 (with Trae Crowder)

This post was originally published on this siteWe couldn’t contain our favorite listener voicemails in one Ask Nick Anything episode, so we made two! Why does the middle class pay an income tax? Are unions cool? Nick and Trae answer eight more questions in this follow-up to last week’s must-listen episode. Trae Crowder is a … Read moreAsk Nick Anything – Part 2 (with Trae Crowder)

Chairman Takano, Ranking Member Roe Statement on DOJ Decision Not to Appeal Procopio

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced it will not appeal the Procopio decision: “We are encouraged by DOJ’s decision not to appeal Procopio and further … Read moreChairman Takano, Ranking Member Roe Statement on DOJ Decision Not to Appeal Procopio

Castro Enterprise Leader Convicted for RICO Conspiracy and Other Violent Crimes

This post was originally published on this siteA federal jury in Michigan found a Houston, Texas, woman guilty of a nine-count indictment for her role as the leader of several robbery crews that traveled all over the United States in order to conduct home invasions of families of Indian and Asian descent. Please follow and … Read moreCastro Enterprise Leader Convicted for RICO Conspiracy and Other Violent Crimes

Two Indictments Unsealed Charging Iranian Citizen with Violating U.S. Export Laws and Sanctions against Iran

This post was originally published on this sitePeyman Amiri Larijani, 33, a citizen of Iran and former resident of Istanbul, Turkey, was charged in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in two separate indictments. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Jessie … Read moreTwo Indictments Unsealed Charging Iranian Citizen with Violating U.S. Export Laws and Sanctions against Iran

Identity Document Trafficker Pleaded Guilty for Conspiring to Sell Identity Documents to Illegal AliensIdentity Document Trafficker Pleaded Guilty for Conspiring to Sell Identity Documents to Illegal Aliens

This post was originally published on this siteA Honduran national pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to sell identity documents belonging to Puerto Rican U.S. citizens to individuals illegally residing in the United States. Please follow and like us:

Opening Statement of Amanda Liskamm, Director of Opioid Enforcement and Prevention Efforts, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

This post was originally published on this siteChairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Members of the Committee: thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Department of Justice’s work to combat the opioid epidemic, the challenges our prosecutors face, and the expiration of Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) emergency temporary scheduling order of fentanyl-like substances. I … Read moreOpening Statement of Amanda Liskamm, Director of Opioid Enforcement and Prevention Efforts, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

This post was originally published on this siteThe Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

Retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

This post was originally published on this siteAustralian retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a rise of 0.3 per cent in March 2019. The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in April … Read moreRetail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

Retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

This post was originally published on this siteAustralian retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a rise of 0.3 per cent in March 2019. The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in April … Read moreRetail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

#KuToo: Japan women kick back at high-heels work rule

This post was originally published on this siteA group of Japanese women submitted a petition to the govt to protest what they say is a de-facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work. The #KuToo campaign, a play on words from the Japanese word “kutsu” – meaning shoes – and “kutsuu” – … Read more#KuToo: Japan women kick back at high-heels work rule

Westpac Confirms Abuse of New Payments Platform PayID

This post was originally published on this siteWestpac has confirmed that the bank “detected mis-use” of the New Payments Platform’s PayID feature and “took additional preventative actions which did not include a system shutdown.” Via Computerworld. Fairfax Media yesterday revealed details of the incident, citing a confidential Westpac memo that said around 60,000 NPP PayID … Read moreWestpac Confirms Abuse of New Payments Platform PayID

Axne Applauds Final Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised final House passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk for … Read moreAxne Applauds Final Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

Making News: Back on Israeli TV on Trump’s Mexico Tariffs – & a New Podcast!

This post was originally published on this siteI’m pleased to announce that I’m scheduled to return tonight to Israel’s i24News TV network to discuss President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico if Mexico doesn’t step up its efforts to ease the crisis on the two countries’ borders.  i24News is available by subscription … Read moreMaking News: Back on Israeli TV on Trump’s Mexico Tariffs – & a New Podcast!

Secretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy kcpullen@doc.gov Mon, 06/03/2019 – 18:25 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 3, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross On June 3, 2019, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement following … Read moreSecretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy

EEOC Sues Davis & Davis Enterprise / All Secure Security for Pay Discrimination

This post was originally published on this siteDavis & Davis Enterprise, Inc., also known as All Secure Security Company, a Baltimore-based security guard provider, violated federal law when it paid a class of female security guards less than their male counterparts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today. … Read moreEEOC Sues Davis & Davis Enterprise / All Secure Security for Pay Discrimination

EEOC Sues Asset Strategies International for Pay Discrimination

This post was originally published on this siteAsset Strategies International, Inc., a Rockville, Md.-based full-service, tangible asset dealer specializing in precious metals, foreign currency and rare tangible assets, violated federal law when it paid a female manager lower wages than males performing equal or less demanding work, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged … Read moreEEOC Sues Asset Strategies International for Pay Discrimination

Economists fear recession in the US by end of 2020

This post was originally published on this siteWashington: (IANS) America’s business leaders are growing more worried that the US will enter a recession by the end of 2020, mainly due to an increasingly protectionist trade policy, a report revealed on Monday. The report by the National Association for Business Economics is based on responses by 53 … Read moreEconomists fear recession in the US by end of 2020

Let’s Go to the Movies: June 6, 2019 – Zero Days

This post was originally published on this site Documentaries are helpful in understanding the power of digital technology in compromising individual, enterprise, and governmental sovereignty. This week on Let’s Go to the Movies, I revisit one of my favorites documentaries about the power exercised through information systems and software, Zero Days. It will help you … Read moreLet’s Go to the Movies: June 6, 2019 – Zero Days

Taming the hydras: Monopolies in big tech have meant there is no incentive to clean up or tolerate competition

This post was originally published on this siteUS Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are preparing to launch antitrust proceedings against Google and Amazon respectively, with some US senators also calling out Facebook. The big question is whether these will establish… Please follow and like us:

Notes from Bhutan and the remarkable Dr Lotay Tshering: “Prime minister should be a surgeon or think like one”

This post was originally published on this siteWe went to Bhutan, recently, to launch the surgical skill centre by the IHPBA (International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association) foundation. Among the many interesting facts about Bhutan, healthcare and education are free in the country. No… Please follow and like us:

American History and the 2020 Election

This post was originally published on this siteThis article originally appeared at Counterpunch.org Whatever distractions candidates promote to win voters, some underlying issues will wield their influence on 2020 election outcomes in any case. The biggest of these are the historically accumulated anger and betrayal felt by millions of working class Americans. Since the 1970s, … Read moreAmerican History and the 2020 Election

H.R.2940

This post was originally published on this siteTo extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019. (06/03/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

ACTION ALERT: URGE CONGRESS TO PASS THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT WITH NO HARMFUL ANTI-IMMIGRANT AMENDMENTS

This post was originally published on this siteJune 3, 2019 Last month’s passage of the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) by the House Judiciary Committee is a historic milestone in the fight for immigrant rights. It is scheduled for a full floor vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow, June 4th. The Dream and … Read moreACTION ALERT: URGE CONGRESS TO PASS THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT WITH NO HARMFUL ANTI-IMMIGRANT AMENDMENTS

Im-Politic: ABC’s Stephanopoulos Peddles Fake News on Mueller and Obstruction

This post was originally published on this siteThe trade wars and resulting uproar have of course intensified lately due to President Trump’s threats to tariff Mexican imports to improve Mexico’s performance in helping ease the border crisis, and a New York Times report that his administration was mulling imposing levies on Australia in response to … Read moreIm-Politic: ABC’s Stephanopoulos Peddles Fake News on Mueller and Obstruction

Is there any scientific evidence on the side of the advocates of illegal bt brinjal cultivation?

This post was originally published on this siteThere have been some strident voices heard in the recent past, after illegal Bt brinjal cultivation was discovered in Haryana, that farmers’ “technology freedoms” should not, and cannot be stopped. There are “scientists” and “farmers’… Please follow and like us: