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$4 billion spent on advertising for midterm elections

Politics US midterm elections

The 2014 midterms may well mark the election cycle in which the small donor got left behind. Revised projections by the Center for Responsive Politics for the total cost of these congressional races suggest they may be only slightly more expensive than those in 2010, but outside money will have played an …

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Soft kill: 19 ways they are giving us cancer

“In earlier times it was easier to control a million people than physically to kill a million people. Today it is infinitely easier to kill a million people then to control a million people.” – Zbigniew Brzezinski (Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, Carter/Obama Advisor). The cancer epidemic is a soft-kill …

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Outline on collapse end game

Many are the events, signals, and telltale clues of a real live actual systemic failure in progress. Until the last several months, such banter was dismissed by the soldiers in the financial arena. But lately, they cannot dismiss the onslaught of evidence, a veritable plethora of ugly symptoms of conditions …

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It’s a matter of trust

Part 1 “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan         “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.” – Lord Acton Who do you trust? Do …

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Obama’s eight years of vacationing cost taxpayers $85 million

Obama golf holiday vacation

As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 …

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Bank of England claims: no more taxpayer bailouts

BOE Mark Carney

New rules are being proposed that will force creditors, not taxpayers, to carry the losses of banks deemed “too big to fail.” The plans come after Western taxpayers were asked to pay trillions of dollars to bail out banks in the 2008 financial crisis. The new global rules will force …

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Officials ‘can’t account for’ $700 million in Katrina aid

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A new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development paints a grim picture of a program that was supposed to help Louisiana’s Katrina victims protect their homes from future storms – to the tune of $700 million in misplaced taxpayer money. The relief program, which disbursed grants of …

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UK MPs to examine royal expenses

Buckingham Palace

Following a change in the British law that allows MPs to look into royal finances, Queen Elizabeth and the royal family face an inquiry into their expenses that would decide whether they provide value for taxpayer money. The inquiry, to be launched later this year by the House of Commons’ …

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Taxpayers to pay £4m to refurbish William and Kate’s palace

William and Kate royalty

Buckingham Palace has announced it is to lease a new helicopter for members of the Royal Family to fly on official engagements. The luxury £8 million AgustaWestland A109S can carry up to nine people including the pilots, has leather-covered seats and a top speed of 180mph. The chopper will be …

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Blackwater illegally paid millions in taxpayer money

For half a decade, American taxpayers unknowingly spent millions of dollars every year to fund private security agency Blackwater’s so-called “democracy building” missions in Iraq. A new report completed by the US State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors Office of Inspector General shines light on a travesty involving …

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“The War Machine” project

War Machine

To help fund this exciting new project click here. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4F57Hj6fYQ[/youtube] Six part film consisting of interviews with MPs, arms dealers, refugees, priests, lords, comedians, doctors, unions workers, teachers, historians, mercenries, oil men, bankers, economists, activists, and people affected by the war machine. Part one… Banks, oil, and arms …

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Obamacare websites cost taxpayers $634m and they still don’t work

obamacare fail

It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress. The site itself, which …

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Obama signs bill giving him armed protection for life

Obama with security

Despite launching a gun control agenda that threatens to disarm the American people, President Obama has signed a bill that would afford him armed Secret Service protection for life. “The legislation, crafted by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, rolls back a mid-1990s law that imposed a 10-year limit …

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The British Royal Family is costing taxpayers more than ever

The British Royal Family costing taxpayers UK

Taxpayers in the United Kingdom are paying more money than ever for the Royal Family. The latest Sovereign Grant accounts were published early last week and they show that the monarchy cost £67 million ($86 million) in 2018-19 – a 41 percent increase on the previous financial year. Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes one interesting …

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Each troop in Afghanistan costs US taxpayers $2.1 million

Afghan war

The average cost of each U.S. troop in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, according to a new analysis of the Pentagon’s budget.  For the past five years, from fiscal 2008 through 2013, the average troop cost had held steady at roughly $1.3. million. …

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Taxpayers forced to pay bill for Prince Charles visit

Prince Charles Camilla Australia visit

Australian taxpayers will be charged close to half a million dollars for this month’s brief royal tour. Prince Charles and Camilla are due to fly out of Australia on Sunday after a five-day tour that took them to Adelaide, the Barossa Valley, Canberra, Sydney, Perth and Albany. But they’ll be …

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Australian taxpayers to fork out millions for US troops

Australian troops

The Australian government will begin a multimillion-dollar construction project this month at two military facilities to accommodate future rotations of up to 2,500 U.S. Marines. Australia’s defense department announced Friday that it awarded $11 million for new facilities at the Australian army’s Robertson Barracks and the Royal Australian Air Force …

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The $1.25 trillion US national security state budget, taxpayers money wasted

US national security state budget taxpayers money wasted

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and …

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