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PLEASE, REMEMBER THIS FACE!! This is Alberto Nisman. He was the prosecuter in charge of taking Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to JUSTICE for the cover up of iranian terrorists in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack. He had evidence, and the shit was gonna hit the fan today, January 19 th, 2015. Today, Jan. 19 th, 2015, Nisman was found DEAD of a shotgun wound in the head. I wanna take this news to you, citizens of the world, that you may have Argentina in your thoughts and prayers, for this truly is a silent dictatorship.

R.I.P./Q.E.P.D. Alberto Nisman

When people are framed as consumers, society becomes little more than a marketplace. Social problems get treated with individualized, market-oriented solutions — where each consumer-citizen is solely responsible for spotting deceptive practices and avoiding unfair schemes — instead of collective, rights-based protections. For instance, protecting against predatory financial institutions and data brokers is a duty largely shouldered by individuals, who must remain ever vigilant against companies that hide in the shadows and track our every move. The more marginalized and vulnerable you are, the more likely you are to be targeted and the less likely you are able to defend yourself.
Understanding Power: Part One

Every day of your life you move through systems of power that other people made. Power is no more inherently good or evil than fire or physics. It governs how any form of government works; it determines who gets to determine the rules of the game. So, learning how power operates is key to being effective, being taken seriously, and not being taken advantage of. In this series, we’ll look at where power comes from, how it’s exercised, and what you can do to become more powerful in public life. 

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If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder. - William Greider
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Man City fan burns his tickets after being snubbed by players

Manchester City is in Vietnam for their preseason tour and to say that the locals aren’t thrilled with the players would be an understatement.

One fan tried to greet the team at a hotel and this video shows many of them wholly ignoring him or giving him half-hearted responses. 

This prompted the fan to take his tickets, which were allegedly worth two weeks pay for many of the locals, and burn them. 

This seems like an extreme overreaction by this fan. To be mad at players, who are essentially on vacation, not responding to your praise is upsetting but certainly not worth burning your tickets.

On the other hand, those tickets were to the Man City vs. the Vietnam national team game, which the Citizens won 8-1, so maybe this fan was better off burning the tickets after all. 

H/T to The Independent

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