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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness Wed Sep 20, 2017 00:58 | The Saker
In 1938 we had the House Committee on Un-American activities. In 2017 we now have the Committee to Investigate Russia. And here is their message:

offsite link Listening to The Donald at the UN Tue Sep 19, 2017 20:40 | The Saker
This article was written for the Unz Review Late this morning, outraged emails started pouring in.  My correspondents reported “getting sick” and having their “heart ache”.  The cause of all

offsite link Comments section reform ? request for comments Tue Sep 19, 2017 17:01 | The Saker
Dear friends, As promised, I am now sharing with you the reasons which prompted my decision to initiated a reform the comments section and the solutions I am thinking of. 

offsite link After Charlottesville Tue Sep 19, 2017 04:45 | The Saker
by Jimmie Moglia In a previous related article, (http://thesaker.is/the-two-americas-... I said there were still some unclear issues about the events at Charlottesville, especially regarding the death of the 32-year old

offsite link The war on trolls, imbeciles and other pests is on! :-) Mon Sep 18, 2017 21:43 | The Saker
Wow, Eric Zuesses’ article really elicited a fury the like of which I have never seen, at least so far.  Right now there are seventy-fire (75!) intercepted comments sitting in

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Please do it Theresa May, go on? you?d be doing everyone a favour. 21:02 Tue Sep 19, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link More warlike rhetoric from you know who? 19:54 Tue Sep 19, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Labour under Corbyn 11:43 Tue Sep 19, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Fianna Fáil are calling SF cult-like? the Dáil break must be over! 10:48 Tue Sep 19, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The issue of the border and Brexit? again. 10:00 Tue Sep 19, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

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Puerto Rico Oversight Board Warns Island Can't Pay Vital Services

category international | economics and finance | news report author Wednesday March 08, 2017 20:53author by Greg Williams Report this post to the editors

The Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico warns "the Commonwealth soon will be unable to pay essential services, including pensions, education, healthcare and public safety,"‎ as soon as June.

The Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico warns "the Commonwealth soon will be unable to pay essential services, including pensions, education, healthcare and public safety,"‎ as soon as June. The warning came in a letter sent from the oversight board as a response to the Governor's recent fiscal plan.

"Puerto Rico's situation is getting worse,” noted Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA. LeCompte testified on Puerto Rico's debt to the board and to Congress last year. "The island needs to see significant debt relief as soon as possible."

The board calls for other extensive cost saving measures in its letter, including substantial furloughs of government employees and contract renegotiation.

"Puerto Rico cannot cut its way out of this crisis," warned LeCompte. "The island needs substantial debt restructuring combined with Congress following through on health care and child tax benefit recommendations."

In December, a bipartisan Congressional task force recommended increasing Medicare funding and extending 3 billion dollars in child tax benefits for people on the island.

Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations and 650 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA builds an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee USA wins critical global financial reforms and won more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people. www.jubileeusa.org

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