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Hucksterism and Self-Dealing at the Sierra Club

Environmentalists rake in big bucks from Global Warming activism and the War on Coal

Source: CRC, by David W. Schnare, 11/2014

Summary: The Sierra Club and its sister foundation have abandoned their traditional charitable mission of conserving America’s wilderness lands in order to chase dollars that can be had for themselves and their leaders and donors by engaging in business activities—including promoting some businesses at the expense of other businesses. 369 more words


ん and the disappearing Japanese Y(en)

Although this is a textual blog, I can’t help but talk about Japanese pronunciation now and then because it’s such an important element to being fluent. 697 more words


The benefits of year-end charitable donations

If you’re like many Canadians, your mailbox is jammed in the holiday season with greeting cards, mail-order catalogues, promotional calendars, sale flyers — and requests for charitable donations. 959 more words


New study calls for tax-system overhaul

OTTAWA – A new research paper for the C.D. Howe Institute says Canada can help combat rising income inequality by taxing people separately for their paycheque and investment income. 224 more words


Why First World Developing Country?

So after receiving a few emails, I thought to write a short post about the title of this Story series.  Why I consider Germany a “developing country” is not by any means in the conventional literal way, it is most certainly a first world country and the most stable economy in Europe, but ask ANY student or anyone who’s moved here from a third world country they will tell you that in some ways Germany is SO far ahead it makes you feel like you’re in another dimension. 496 more words


Shocking poverty figures provoke call for more digital inclusion support

Nearly a quarter of a million people in Wales want a job but do not have one.  More than 8,000 households were homeless in 2013 and 79,000 people needed food aid.  418 more words


Otmane El Rhazi : Railway min calls for investors' meet on Dec 5

Otmane El Rhazi from Moneycontrol Economy News.

The focus of the meeting will be on increasing investments via the FDI and PPP routes.