Tag: "United States"

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Journalistic Freedom – United States ranks 46th

Journalistic Freedom – United States ranks 46th

Biggest rises and falls in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index The 2014 World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists. The ranking of some countries has also been affected by a tendency to interpret national security needs in an overly broad and abusive manner to […]

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U.S. and Mexico International Trade – Dept. of Commerce statistics

U.S. and Mexico International Trade – Dept. of Commerce statistics

America is Open for Business International Trade Between U.S. And Mexico The United State and Mexico not only share a border that is nearly 2,000 miles long, but also a long history of trading a variety of good that range from computer to oil. Over the years, this economic partnership has developed and frown to […]

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How many Government Agencies are there? It’s uncertain. But they employ around 2.5 million people.

How many Government Agencies are there? It’s uncertain. But they employ around 2.5 million people.

How Big is Government? New ‘Map’ Shows Us Nobody Knows There is a new “map” of the Federal Government, courtesy of the Administrative Conference of the U.S. It is an update of an earlier document created in 1980 by the Congressional Research Service. National Geographic periodically publishes updated maps of the contours of the U.S. […]

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America moves Left while most First World countries move Right

America moves Left while most First World countries move Right

A Left-Wing America Stands Alone American progressives like to think of their country as backward and reactionary compared to Europe. And they have never been more right than now when Europe and the rest of the First World have gone right while America under Obama has been left back. In America Alone, Mark Steyn envisioned […]

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The United States today: Worst and Best Characteristics

The United States today: Worst and Best Characteristics

The United States in the early 21st Century: Decline or Renewal? The bitter impasse finally, if temporarily, resolved in Washington recently made it absolutely evident to all that the United States faces serious problems. These problems did not suddenly arise, nor are they limited to the showdown regarding the shutdown of government activities and services […]

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Government Default – Who is scaring the marketplace?

Government Default – Who is scaring the marketplace?

Factcheck: Dueling debt ceiling definitions from Obama, Rand Paul President Obama says failing to raise the debt limit on Oct. 17 will “force the United States to default on its obligations.” Sen. Rand Paul contends “there’s no reason for us to default,” because the government collects enough revenue to meet its interest payments on the […]

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Current Drug Resistant Infection Threats

Current Drug Resistant Infection Threats

Threat Report 2013 This report, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and […]

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GINA law – Health Insurance Discrimination based on Genetic Info

GINA law – Health Insurance Discrimination based on Genetic Info

H.R. 493 (110th): Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of May 02, 2008 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill). View PDF H.R.493   One Hundred Tenth Congress  of the  United States of America  AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two […]

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Big Government, Big Data and what that means to your privacy

Big Government, Big Data And What That Means To Your Privacy

Government phone data collection criticized The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency’s need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge […]

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Facebook Posts Can Cost You Your Job

Facebook Posts Can Cost You Your Job

10% of Young Facebookers Lost Jobs Because of Posts We’ve been hearing for the last few years how both companies and colleges are judging applicants based on what they post to Facebook or Twitter, but now a survey reports that about 10 percent of its sample reported losing a job because of something posted on […]

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Wage Theft Is Under Fire

Wage Theft Could Be More Prominent Than You Thought

84 Percent of NYC Fast Food Workers Report Wage Theft in a New Survey At an 11 am press conference outside a Brooklyn KFC restaurant, fast food workers and activists will release a new report alleging rampant wage theft in their industry, one of the fastest-growing in the United States. The report includes results from […]

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U.S. Privacy Laws – Legislative Update

U.S. Privacy Laws – Legislative Update

The Legislation of Privacy: New Laws That Will Change Your Life Technology is changing how we do everything, from connecting with friends to investigating our family history. While most of these changes are for the better, the reality is that many of these new technologies expose us to serious privacy risks, especially as legislation has […]

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42K+ Government Info Requests of Google in 2013

42K+ Government Info Requests of Google in 2013 – 2/7/13

More governments seeking data from Google Majority of user data requests in the United States are made through a subpoena because they typically do not need to be reviewed by a judge Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a […]

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U.S. Targeted Killings of Americans - After Math

U.S. Targeted Killings of Americans – 2/7/13

Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack […]