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Soon, Airplane Passengers Will be Able to Make Phone Calls & Use WiFi on Flights!

A very few airline operators right now offer WiFi services to their passengers and most of the domestic airlines are budget airlines that do not provide such services. Outside India and in the developed nations, it is a necessity airlines have to adhere to in order to keep their market shares. Show More Summary

The Real Existential Threats Of 2016

Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via, On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense...Show More Summary

5 Easy Ways To Stop Wasting Money On Food

Food waste is a huge problem ? not only for the planet, but for your budget too. American families throw out about 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy, according to the National Resources Defense Council. For the average family...Show More Summary

NASA urged to rejoin the hunt for gravitational waves

US National Academies has assessed US astrophysics schemes and is calling for NASA to rejoin a gravitational wave hunting mission, despite budget problems

South Africa's ANC wants budget 're-prioritized' after vote losses

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress wants the national budget "re-prioritized" to focus on tackling poverty, unemployment and inequality following local election defeats this month, the party said on Sunday.

MO Gov. Axes Public Defense Funds, Finds Himself Defending Public

Amid one of the nation's worst public defense budget crises, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been ordered by the state's public-defender director to sign up as counsel of record for the state's poorest. Unable to pay for sufficient public defenders, the state's director of the public defender system called upon......

Albanian National Opera And Ballet Chief Quits Over Tiny Budget

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The total budget of Albania’s Ministry of Culture for 2016 has been set at just over 9 million euros – but only some of this is allocated for the country’s main cultural institutions. The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet gets about 2 million euros but the institution hosts the biggest artistic troupe in the […]

‘Our average budget for an opera is 600 Euros’

Ilir Kerni has resigned as head of Albania’s National Theatre of Opera and Ballet after less than two years in the job. He says the left-wing Government cut the budget to next-to-nothing, less even than neighbouring Kosovo, which is not a fully-recognised state. Read here. 

No bacon in the budget for Iowa delegates

Delegates from the top pork-producing state in the nation are without bacon at the DNC        

Fact check on Benghazi, budgets, and Obamacare

Claims from the stage of the 2016 Republican National Convention vs. the facts The post Fact check on Benghazi, budgets, and Obamacare appeared first on

Best Buys On A Budget

As someone who has been a professional shopper for decades, I can share this secret: Nothing thrills me more than finding a bargain. Yes, I have been privileged to review the runway shows for national magazines and to weigh in on which...Show More Summary

How Reparations for Slavery Could Save Our Country

I now support reparations for slavery, provided they take the following form: 1. We should budget about $4 trillion for reparations. While this seems like a colossal amount, it would only add about about 20 percent to our national debt. Show More Summary

Chicago’s Collapse Has Begun

History is full of cities and nations that refused to balance budgets, cut back on spending, and live within their means.

Americans Value National Parks, But Don’t Fund Them

A first of its kind shows that we think parks are worth $92 billion...but the budget is just $3 billion.

Post-Brexit UK Economy May Shrink Defense Budget - Joint Security Committee

Post-Brexit UK economy, which has been forecasted to decline, will lead to a shrinking defense budget, parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy said in its report Sunday.

Arizona cuts aid to the poor (worst in the nation) while funding Koch Brothers think tanks

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

So the peckerwoods at the Arizona legislature did what they said they were going to do last year when the state budget was in shambles: On Friday, Arizona became the most stringent state in the nation for aid to poor families raising...Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: The High Cost of the Star-Spangled Banner

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The U.S. military’s marching band budget is almost three times as large as the annual sum being allocated to the National Endowment for the Arts. That’s $437 million dollars going to renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner and an Air Force rock band called Max Impact. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Russia to exhaust Reserve Fund in 2017 - Finance Ministry proposal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will exhaust its Reserve Fund next year and also spend 783 billion rubles ($12.2 billion) from the National Wealth Fund to cover the budget deficit, according to a proposal submitted by the Finance Ministry for consideration by the government. Show More Summary

John Hood's "cheerleading" glosses over uncounted suffering

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Lost somewhere between fluff and nonsense: The General Assembly’s latest contribution to that effort, a 2016-17 state budget, will continue to make North Carolina a national leader in conservative reform. It cuts taxes for virtuallyShow More Summary

Why the U.S. Spends More on War Than It Does on Diplomacy

President Barack Obama has long insisted that force alone can’t resolve America’s toughest challenges abroad. But if budgets are a window into a nation’s priorities, the U.S. values its soldiers far more than its diplomats. For fiscal 2016, the Pentagon has had nearly $600 billion at its disposal. Show More Summary

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