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April 26, 2013

SUPERPOWER DEATH WATCH

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:33 am

 

 

 

SUPERPOWER DEATH WATCH

 

 

 

04 26 13 Superpower Death Watch

 

 

 

WHAT THE SUPERPOWER’S
DECLARATION OF WORLD $LAVERY
MEANS

 

 

 

WILL COWARD CONGRESS IMPEACH BOSTON BOMBER

 

 

 

 

 

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Chastened banks cuts *tens of thousands* of jobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One after another, major financial firms are trimming their payrolls.  In first-quarter earnings announcements this month, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley revealed that they have slashed more than 31,000 jobs, or 3.5 percent of their combined workforce, in the past year.  For three of those banks, it was the second straight year of cutbacks.

 

 

 

And the pattern is being repeated at banks around the world.

 

 

 

Layoffs in the depths of the financial crisis were to be expected.  But four years later, and at a time when many banks are reporting higher or even record earnings, the cuts are unsettling to an entire industry.

 

 

 

A slow, halting recovery has kept loan demand in check.  Low interest rates are crimping profits from lending.  New regulations have extinguished old sources of revenue, and compliance is expensive.

 

 

 

The cuts also reflect advances in technology that have made bank tellers more expendable.

 

 

 

 

 

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See:

 

Apr 25, 2:42 PM EDT

 

 

 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BANKS_SHEDDING_JOBS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bangladesh building tragedy down to West’s cost squeeze: NGOs

 

 

 

 

 

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Around 4,500 Bangladeshi factories pump out clothes for many of the world’s major brands, employing 4 million workers and generating 80 percent of Bangladesh’s $24 billion annual exports, making it the world’s No.2 apparel exporter behind [Capitalist] China.

 

 

 

But with wages as low as $37 a month for some workers toiling for 10-15 hours a day, and increasing publicity about unsanitary and unsafe working conditions, some retailers were getting worried about their reputation.

 

 

 

A lot have introduced corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, where they carry out factory audits and inspections and talk to employees about worker conditions.

 

 

 

“What happens is the workers are trained in what to say, the factories present favorable books and keep back the real books,” [executive director at British charity War on Want, John] Hilary said, noting that in countries like China there were courses to coach factories on how to pass an audit without telling the truth.

 

 

 

The Savar disaster came five months after Bangladesh’s worst ever factory fire, which killed 112 people, and another incident at a factory in January in which seven died.

 

 

 

 

 

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See:

 

LONDON | Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:46am EDT

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/us-bangladesh-building-west-idUSBRE93O0OH20130425

 

 

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savar_Upazila

 

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Teachers rampage against reforms in Guerrero state, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

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The unrest is reminiscent of protests held by the same union in the state of Oaxaca in 2006 during a strike which lasted several months.

 

 

 

However, it is thought that in this case the gangs wreaking havoc in the city also include members of recently formed civilian self-defence groups which are operating in the state.

 

 

 

Comprised of members of local peasant and indigenous communities, the armed groups have started to take justice into their own hands by setting up roadblocks and arresting people they suspect of being involved with organised crime.

 

 

 

The combination of the two groups, and their shared sense of indignation at the local and national government, could prove difficult for the authorities to bring under control.

 

 

 

Any action by the police or security forces is likely to be met with an equally forceful response from the protesters who show little sign of backing down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See:

 

24 April 2013 Last updated at 21:37 ET

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22289368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHY PANTOCLES OBAMA = BOSTON BOMBER OBAMA

 

 

 

Guantanamo prison hunger strike notches up to 94

 

 

 

 

 

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Lt. Col. Samuel House says 94 men are on the hunger strike, up two from a day earlier.

 

 

 

Lawyers for prisoners have said the military has been undercounting the number of hunger strikers since the protest began in February.

 

 

 

 

 

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See: Apr 25, 8:54 AM EDT

 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_GUANTANAMO_HUNGER_STRIKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-25-08-54-43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILL COWARD CONGRESS IMPEACH BOSTON BOMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jer

 

 

 

 

 

America died

 

 

 

AUGUST 6, 1945

 

 

 

while giving birth to

 

 

 

THE SUPERPOWER

 

 

 

which immediately began writing –in blood– its

 

 

 

DECLARATION OF WORLD $LAVERY

 

 

 

Asterisks indicate my emphasis.

 

 

 

1 Chastened banks cuts tens of thousands of jobs

 

 

 

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Bangladesh building tragedy down to West’s cost squeeze: NGOs

 

 

 

3 Teachers rampage against reforms in Guerrero state, Mexico

 

 

 

4 WHY PANTOCLES OBAMA = BOSTON BOMBER OBAMA / Guantanamo prison hunger strike notches up to 94

 

 

 

 

 

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“*Hundreds of thousands* of workers have joined the protests.”

 

 

 

—Bangladesh police teargas building-collapse protesters

 

 

 

26 April 2013 – 07H56

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.france24.com/en/20130426-bangladesh-police-teargas-building-collapse-protesters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try:

 

 

 

 

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SUPERPOWERDEATHWATCH/

 

 

 

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