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Jun 22, 2014

Trade with Precision (TWP): This Week's Market Commentary Videos and Webinars -June 22, 2014-.

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Office in Ramallah raided by Israeli forces: YouTube | RT June 22, 2014.

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RT office in Ramallah raided by Israeli forces

Israeli defence forces have raided RT's office in the West Bank - destroying equipment and confiscating records. This comes as part of a series of similar IDF raids on media centres amid a military campaign against the Palestinian authorities, whom Israel accuses of kidnapping three Israeli students. READ MORE:

A report from Jamaica about inflation's crushing of the poor: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH -June 22, 2014-.

A report from Jamaica about inflation's crushing of the poor

Submitted by cpowell on  Sunday, June 22, 2014. Section: Daily Dispatches
The Poor Are Being Savaged by the Jamaican Dollar's Slippage
By Mark Wignall
Jamaica Observer, Kingston
Sunday, June 22, 2014
In the last year of his prime ministerial run from the violence-riddled latter part of 1980 to early 1989, the much-unloved, highly autocratic, and hands-on Eddie Seaga presided over an economy that saw the Jamaican dollar valued at US$0.18.
In 1989, J$100 could purchase basic food and grocery items for a family of five for a week.
In 2014 with the still-loved and admired Portia Simpson Miller in charge but seemingly disconnected from active governance, that same J$100 can purchase only four minuscule packets of black pepper. In 2014 the Jamaican dollar is worth, at today's rate, US$0.0089, less than a cent.

Only very few of us will admit that the slippage in matters of governance and the spiral into systemic governmental corruption was given its birth during the disastrous run of the People's National Party's Michael Manley from 1972 to 1980. No leader was more loved than Michael, and as hands-on as he appeared to be, he was mostly led by his oratorical skills, his gross misreading of the United States, and his appeal to Third World causes on the global stages.
One writer, Donald Howell, captured it in poetic tones when he wrote in early June as part of a continuing series of Facebook: "The introduction of Democratic socialism in 1974 made the period 1974 to 1980 the age of foolishness, the epoch of incredulity, the season of darkness, and the winter of despair."
Today the poorest among us would need J$200 to purchase a pound of chicken meat. They would need to find J$160 to buy a pound of turkey neck and though they would get back J$10 change after buying a tin of mackerel, that same J$10 cannot purchase a small packet of black pepper.
Chicken back, at J$80 per pound, would give back J$20, but again that J$20 cannot buy a little packet of black pepper.
Last week I purchased from a little corner shop a small tin of "bully beef" and a tin of condensed milk. In general I must confess that, unlike Chupski, I do not know the price of many items. I was, however, bowled over when the lady in the shop said, "Five hundred dollars." In 1989 the same purchase, which in 2014 can get me only two items, could feed a family of five for five weeks!
Michael Manley was loved to the point of being worshipped. Portia Simpson Miller is loved and is always given free passes by her supporters, who place love for her as bigger a priority than the quality of her governance. Seaga in his days was barely tolerated by his ministers and the general population spoke of him as if he was the devil incarnate.
In grassroots terms, as much as Seaga was vilified and even hated, the poor among us could purchase "bully beef" and there was then no need for the company to manufacture two sizes. Today that same tin sells for about J$500!
Mincemeat and saltfish were staples among the poorest because the food items could "stretch." The mince could be cooked up with diced potatoes and carrots and, with "nuff" gravy, could go a long way with rice. The saltfish could be cooked with chopped cucumbers and the whole could go a far way with boiled green bananas and yam.
Today mince hovers at around J$400 per pound, way outside the reach of the little woman and her three children. A pound of potatoes, if not purchased at Coronation Market in the volatile West Kingston, will sell at a corner shop uptown for J$140 -- again, outside her reach.
A pound of rice at that same shop (J$60) would allow her to purchase only half a pound of chicken back to feed her hungry children. If she lives outside a rural setting, one dozen green bananas would cost her about J$130 and a pound of yam J$100.
So in 2014 food items that the poor could always fall back on in 1989 -- saltfish, "bully beef," mincemeat, and chicken meat -- are totally out of their reach.
I can remember in late 1971 then-opposition leader Manley made much of a tin of condensed milk approaching J$1. He described the increase in apocalyptic terms. Today the poor have grown inured to the high prices and the food items out of their reach. That, of course, is good for the politicians as the nation accepts the numb feeling and struggles to make it to another day.

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NewsTeam: Speed freak on the frontline & a lesson on presenting (E11): YouTube | RT -June 22, 2014-.

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NewsTeam: Speed freak on the frontline & a lesson on presenting (E11)

This episode shows what goes on behind the scenes of live reports: production meetings and lesson on presenting, getting ready for interviews and assessing the final product. As well as letting off some steam when the job is done. Plus Thabang Motsei tells viewers more about herself and her life in Moscow. Maria Finoshina shares her thoughts on military conflicts in the Middle East. And Maggie Howell reveals what the greatest challenges of her profession are. 

Gerald Celente Interviews- June 19, 2014 : Gerald Celente - Windrock Wealth.

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Gerald Celente - Windrock Wealth - June 19, 2014
Gerald Celente
How Gerald forecasts and why does Mainstream media miss everything of importance. Gerald also talks about the risks of an inflationary recession

Selective Protection: Apple launches MAC-address tech used to incriminate Swartz: YouTube | RT -June 22, 2014-.

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Selective Protection: Apple launches MAC-address tech used to incri...
35 years in prison, the confiscation of assets and a million dollar fine - that was the punishment a young US programmer was facing before he committed suicide. He'd been accused of using anti-tracking technology online, but what wasn't allowed for one individual, has been green-lighted for computer giant Apple, which is now installing the same system into its products.

'Poroshenko's ceasefire plan is terms for surrender, not a movement to peace': YouTube | RT Published on June 20th., 2014.

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'Poroshenko's ceasefire plan is terms for surrender, not a movement...

Ukraine's president Poroshenko has announced a week-long ceasefire. For more analysis of the situation in Ukraine and the peace plan, Gerald Celente, publisher of The Trends Journal, joins RT.

NYT | Today's Headlines - June 22, 2014: Top News: Answering a Cleric's Call, Iraqi Shiites Take Up Arms.

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Today's Headlines

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Top News
Answering a Cleric's Call, Iraqi Shiites Take Up Arms


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Robert and Lena Serpico with their sons. A day after this photo was taken, their older son left for a therapeutic school in Montana.
Seeing Sons' Violent Potential, but Finding Little Help or Hope


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At the family's request, a funeral home in New Orleans posed the body of Miriam Burbank for her service this month.
Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life


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For more top news, go to »
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Streaming Eagles


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ELSIE RODRÍGUEZ, vice president of a funeral home, on presenting the deceased in creative ways.
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Video VIDEO: Bill Cunningham | Great, Gatsby
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Video VIDEO: Soft-Shell Crab Toasts
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A Kurdish member during a lull in fighting against Sunni militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Sunnis in Iraq Make Some Gains in Fighting in the North and West


In a split in the coalition supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militants clashed with a Baathist faction allied with them, Iraqi security officials said.
A pro-Russian fighter in eastern Ukraine after taking an oath of allegiance to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.
Conflicting Gestures From Putin to Ukraine Leaders


President Vladimir V. Putin accepted the premise of a peace plan proposed by Ukraine's president, but put Russian troops on combat alert.
A LONESOME PIETY  A former Muslim prayed somewhere near Kabul, Afghanistan, in hiding from relatives who want to kill him for forsaking Islam and converting to Christianity.
A Christian Convert, on the Run in Afghanistan


After an unsuccessful cross-continental journey seeking religious freedom, an apostate Muslim hides near Kabul while family members seek to kill him.
For more world news, go to »
Cyclists in Baltimore this month. For youths ages 14 to 16, the new curfew is 10 on school nights and 11 on other nights.
Baltimore Joins Cities Toughening Curfews, Citing Safety but Eliciting Concern


Some call a curfew law, to be enforced this summer, an attempt to keep juveniles safe. Others say it opens the door to selective enforcement.
Portraits of rights activists at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Atlanta Summons the Past to Showcase the Present


Supporters hope the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opening Monday in Atlanta, will fuel tourism, broaden the city's reputation and host international human rights events.
Majid al-Bahadli, an Iraqi native, at home in Seattle. Many relatives are in Baghdad.
Iraqi-Americans Watch Chaos in Alarm


About a fifth of the Iraqis in the United States have come since 2000, meaning many are watching the news with an eye out for at least one family member who might be in harm's way.
For more U.S. news, go to »



Rick Perry's 'Groundhog Day'


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Jake Sullivan plans to teach at Yale Law School, but he is already being seen as a potential national security adviser in a Hillary Rodham Clinton administration.


Biden Adviser Leaving Washington, but It May Not Be for Long


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Taking a Spin: Republicans Win Despite Some Disappointment


In this week's example of a simulation of our Senate election forecasting model, the G.O.P. wins in Iowa and Colorado but loses in some friendly territory.
For more political news, go to »


Held Captive by Flawed Credit Reports


Errors in credit reports continue, consumers and their lawyers say, making them wonder if the reporting companies view the penalties they pay as just a cost of doing business.
Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel, shown in 2012.
American Apparel Ousts Its Founder, Dov Charney, Over Nude Photos


An internal investigation found that the company's chief executive had allowed the posting of naked pictures of a female employee who had sued him.
A Job Seeker's Desperate Choice


The story of Shanesha Taylor, a mother who had a job interview but was unable to find child care, shows the harsh realities of today's economy.
For more business news, go to »
Jim Sullivan, a manager at Bread Winners Cafe in Dallas, monitoring restaurant activity from the back office, via a live video feed.
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. Bits Blog: Workplace Surveillance and the 'Transparency Paradox'
Marissa Mayer, the chief executive, wants to make Yahoo a
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Two minutes after coming into the game as a substitute, Miroslav Klose tapped in a goal to tie the score at 2-2 in Germany's Group G game against Ghana.


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N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has added to the divisiveness over the Redskins by remaining diplomatic.


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. Redskins Lose Ruling on Trademarks, but Fight Isn't Over
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British infantrymen in a trench before advancing during the Battle of the Somme in July 1916.


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