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Official on Palm Sunday: Every Easter We Hope for Resurrection of Our People as Free Nation

RAMALLAH, April 14, 2014 (WAFA) – Fatah Central Committee Member Nabeel Shaath joined Sunday the PalmSundayprocession in Jerusalem which marked the beginning of the Christian Holy Week of Easter.

Shaath, along with Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Husseini, joined Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal and the bishop of Palestine William Shomali in the annual procession to the Old City of Jerusalem.

I have joined my Christian brothers and sisters at the beginning of a week that symbolizes hope after suffering. As a priest and dear friend once told me: Every Easter we hope for the resurrection of our people as a free nation, said Shaath.

Shaath highlighted the lack of freedom of movement and worship under Israeli occupation stating: It is inconceivable that Palestinian Christians and Muslims from the rest of Palestine cannot reach Jerusalem without Israeli-issued permits; families wanting to celebrate in their holy city, their national capital; scout groups who have been practicing their routines for months and grandparents who want to share the miracle of Easter with their grandchildren.

He added: We should be free to access Jerusalem because it is a part of Palestine. It is ridiculous that Israel opens Jerusalem for foreign tourists while millions of Palestinian Christians and Muslims are being banned from entering their occupied capital.

During PalmSundayprocession in Jerusalem, only a limited number of Palestinian Christians were able to join, mainly due to lack of permits. This included several scout bands from large Palestinian Christian communities such as Ramallah and Beit Jala.

Shaath also condemned the Israeliaggressionnear the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which took place earlier yesterday. Six Palestinians were injured afterIsraeli occupation forces raided the Haram al-Sharif compound.

He concluded: What I have seen today reflects the nature of the Israeli plans totakeoverthe city by every method possible. It should be a matter of international concern that one group of people is trying to claim exclusive rights over a city which has a long and rich history of being a city of three holy faiths. Jerusalem should be the example to the rest of the world, an open city to all.

K.F./T.R.

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Super rich are pulling further ahead of even the majority of 'one per centers'

The top one per cent garner all the attention, but the top 0.01 per cent is where the real money is ‘One per centers’ earned an average of $1.2million in 2012, the most recent year data is available for, but the top 0.01 per cent earned over $30million One per centers’ incomes have remained flat, but the super rich 0.01 per cent have seen incomes sky rocket by 1,300 per cent since the early 1990s By Ryan Gorman PUBLISHED: 20:01 EST, 31 March 2014 | UPDATED: 01:36 EST, 1 April 2014 The top one per cent may make significantly more than the rest of us, but the top 0.01 per cent leaves even most of them in the dust Occupy Wall Streets anger targeted at the one per cent became a rallying cry for many of the so-called 99 per cent, but that isn’t where where the real income disparity is, according to a new report. The average household in the top one per cent earned more than $1.2million in 2012, about 41 times the average American income, but the top 0.1 per cent earned almost $6.4million. Diving deeper, the top 0.01 per cent of homes made north of $30million

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Oakland pays brain-damaged vet $4.5 million in police suit

Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen lies on the ground bleeding from a head wound after being struck by a projectile during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2011. (Jay Finneburgh / Associated Press / March 21, 2014) March 21, 2014, 3:51 p.m

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London Draining Life From Rest of U.K. Economy

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(LONDON) Theres London. And then theres the rest of the U.K.

A tale of two Britains has increasingly emerged since the Great Recession. While the government trumpets the countrys recovery from the financial crisis and its status as the worlds fastest-growing developed economy, the rhetoric hides an increasing divide: One that pits Londons boom against the malaise in cities such as Manchester and Birmingham that are struggling to remain vibrant in the 21st century.

Buoyed by foreign investment and a resurgent financial industry, the economy of London and the rest of Britains South East region has expanded almost twice as fast as the rest of the country since the 2008 financial crisis. A chasm that began opening with the decline of Britains textile and coal industries a century ago is widening as Londons ability to attract jobs and investment leaves the rest of the country struggling.

Britains economy is, by some calculations, the most dependent on a single urban area among the worlds most industrialized nations.

Its almost the definition of polarization, said Danny Dorling, a professor of geography at Oxford University. Its pulling apart in a quite dramatic way.

Policymakers are considering a range of ideas to address the imbalance. Among them is building a 43 billion-pound ($71 billion) high-speed rail network to connect London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, helping the northern cities become viable alternatives for businesses to locate. Another idea is for Manchester and Liverpool to merge into a super-city that could better compete with London for investment.

The issue of economic inequality how to get more people to share the fruits of the recovery is of growing concern for governments around the world.

It is also central to the political fortunes of Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservatives are trying to broaden their base into traditional Labour Party strongholds outside southeastern Britain in hopes of winning next years election. The Conservatives were forced to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats after failing to win a majority four years ago after 13 years of Labour governments.

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How liberal is Portland?

This ain’t ‘Portlandia’ but it sure feels like it, according to a survey highlighting the Rose City’s very lefty political leanings

Everyone knows Portland is more liberal than the rest of the region and the state. People joke that a Republican can’t be elected dog catcher in Portland, and that business support is the kiss of death for any politician in the city.

Conventional wisdom holds that the only conservatives live in far east Portland, and they are vastly outnumbered by everybody else in town.

Guess what? It’s not a myth.

A major statewide poll conducted last year, the 2013 Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey, shows that most Portlanders are vastly more liberal than people living in the rest of the tri-county region and Oregon. Differences are dramatic on issues ranging from the economy to the environment and the proper size and role of government.

Turns out IFCs Portlandia TV series is more documentary than comedy.

Results from the 2013 Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey have been presented publicly before, including at a Portland City Council work session. But the Portland Tribune asked the Davis Hibbitts & Midghall Research firm to run the numbers again, this time separating Portland from the rest of the region and the state. Those results show just how large the gap has grown between Portland and its suburbs, as well as the rest of the state.

An obvious example from the poll: far more Portlanders describe themselves as liberals on both social and economic issues.

According to the poll, a statistically astonishing 43 percent of city residents consider themselves to be very liberal on social issues, compared to just 11 percent of the rest of the region and 13 percent of the rest of the state. Another 31 percent of Portlanders consider themselves to be somewhat liberal on social issues, compared with 24 percent of the rest of the region and 23 percent of the rest of the state.

In other words, a substantial majority of Portlanders 74 percent consider themselves to be liberal on social issues, compared with 35 percent of the rest of the region and 36 percent of the rest of the state.

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Corn is for cows, not for cars

Written by: Sharief Ali on May 19, 2008.

The search for alternative fuels diverting attention from a more pressing and critical issue

A few years ago I was lucky enough to go on an adventurous summer trip to Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. One of the most glaring differences anybody will notice when they travel across Europe, or any other continent for that matter, is the size of the average vehicle on the road.

Everything in America is huge.

Whether it is big cars, big houses or big buildings, its obvious that we live in a land of consumption. To live in a land of pure consumption, vast quantities of energy are needed, and thats where the problem lies. The U.S. consumes about a quarter of the oil produced worldwide. That is more than the entire continent of Europe.

As a result, the issue of energy resources and consumption has been at the forefront of the presidential race this year. Up there with critical issues like the slumping U.S. economy, terrorism and the war in Iraq has been the issue of alternative energy resources. Americans know that there is a finite source of oil left on the planet, and at the current rate of energy consumption, the cost of energy will rise even more. The pain that Americans are feeling at the gas pump can only get worse. After paying higher gas prices, Americans are now behind the green movement, which calls for conservation of energy and the use of alternative energy.

However, there is one big problem that most Americans dont think about, and that is the cause of our energy concerns. The problem is not just that we use too much energy with our current lifestyles. The problem is that the rest of the world is catching up to the U.S. What does that mean?

For the last two decades, the U.S. has been the sole superpower in the world. As such, we were undoubtedly the superior political, military and economic power in the world. The U.S. is not declining greatly, but the rest of the world is catching up. As a result, booming populations in developing countries like China and India seek access to more resources as their countries become more economically powerful. Basically, the billions of people in these countries want to move up the food chain, and the energy chain, so to speak.

This creates a huge problem for the U.S. because it forces us to seek alternative energy resources, such as ethanol gas, which is made from corn. In the beginning, ethanol was heralded as one of the new alternative fuel resources for the U.S., but recently, ethanol has been strongly criticized as being one of the main causes of rising food prices in the U.S.

According to the American Coalition for Ethanol, these assertions are flat-out wrong. In an article on the coalitions website, they claim that ethanol is only responsible for about 3 percent of the rise in the cost of food.

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Bilderberg Group

Founded in 1954, the Bilderberg Group holds “by invitation only” annual meetings of the rich and powerful. About two-thirds of the attendees are European, the rest American. Informally named for the site of the group’s first meeting, the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Netherlands.

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Bilderberg Group – NNDB

Founded in 1954, the Bilderberg Group holds “by invitation only” annual meetings of the rich and powerful. About two-thirds of the attendees are European, the rest American. Informally named for the site of the group’s first meeting, the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Netherlands.

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Occupy Oakland January 28, 2012 – Police Brutality – YouTube

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Israel pushing ahead with grandiose West Bank railway plan, ignoring political borders

While pick-and-choose reporting is typical of Haaretz, I’m baffled by the idea that someone on the Planning Council hasn’t looked at a map – the West Bank is a relatively huge area! Compare it to the rest of the country: West bank = 5,879 km2, rest of country, about 20,000km2 – the negev which is 12,000-16,000km2, you’re left with a nearly equal area of land…

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