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Tax credits for 3.7m working families on the chopping block.. sniff sniff ?

Tax credits for 3.7m working families on the chopping block.. sniff sniff ?

Massive Government welfare cuts will be met by removing tax credits from around 3.7million working families under plans being considered by ministers.

George Osborne is understood to be examining a cut to the benefit which could save the Government around £5billion.

It would mean that millions of low-income families would lose out on around £1,400 a year.

The Chancellor announced during the last Parliament that the Government would need to find a further £12billion of cuts to the welfare budget by 2017.

Ahead of the general election, the Conservatives refused to outline how they plan to make the spending reductions.

Read more http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11669517/Tax-credits-for-3.7m-working-families-on-the-chopping-block.html

So where will the money he is taking from families going to go ?

 

Revealed: The true scale of Tony Blair’s global business empire.. “The Evil Empire”

Revealed: The true scale of Tony Blair’s global business empire.. “The Evil Empire”

The scale of Tony Blair’s globe-trotting is exposed for the first time in secret documents that suggest the taxpayer is paying up to £16,000 a week to help the former prime minister build his business empire.

Documents seen by The Telegraph contain details of Mr Blair’s travels around the world, accompanied by a squad of police bodyguards, flying on private jets and staying in five-star hotels.

The files suggest Mr Blair has used identical trips to carry out both private business meetings and talks in his capacity as Quartet Representative to the Middle East – leaving him open to accusations of a potential conflict of interest.

Read More http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/11668401/tony-blair-global-business-empire-taxpayers-money.html

MERS virus spreading across Asia, South Korea fails to contain outbreak

MERS virus spreading across Asia, South Korea fails to contain outbreak

Hong Kong issued a red alert and advised against traveling to South Korea, where an epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is gaining pace. The virus is spreading despite attempts to contain the outbreak.

In Korea, the number of infected people passed 100 this week, reaching 122 on Thursday. Tenth patient died from the disease, health officials said on Thursday. Most of the victims are elderly patients with other health problems unrelated to the virus. Over 3,250 people remain in quarantine.

Two people in Hong Kong who traveled to South Korea recently are being tested for possible MERS contagion, the authorities said on Thursday.Previously 31 people were tested negative in Hong Kong.

Earlier a man tested positive for the disease in China after coming from S. Korea, and a man in Taiwan was taken to hospital with symptoms consistent with MERS.

Read more  http://rt.com/news/266464-mers-virus-hong-kong/

5 Of Nature’s Top Super Healers

5 Of Nature’s Top Super Healers

These days, there is a lot of talk about how important it is to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in our diets, for a myriad of health reasons. While this is certainly true, and perhaps cannot be repeated often enough, there are other things you can consume that are of tremendous value to your health.

And they don’t necessarily fall into a category of “fruit” or “vegetable.” In fact, it is difficult to pigeonhole them into any particular category.

So I will call them “super healers,” because that is exactly what they are. You can get them in any supermarket, they are not expensive, and they will do you (and your body) a world of good.

Read on for the lowdown on nature’s super healers!

http://thedailycoin.org/?p=32601

Official report wants British spy agencies to retain intrusive powers

Official report wants British spy agencies to retain intrusive powers

A new official report suggests the UK intelligence agencies should be allowed to keep mass spying activities including its metadata gathering powers.

In a 373-page report published on Thursday, official reviewer of counter-terrorism laws has also proposed some changes saying the power to issue interception warrants should be transferred from ministers to judges.

The report was commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron last year. The findings are likely to feed into proposed legislative changes on spying announced in the Queen’s speech at the beginning of Cameron’s second term in office.

Read more   http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/06/11/415385/Let-UK-intel-agencies-do-mass-spying

Live and Let Live: Russians Refuse to Nuke United States

Live and Let Live: Russians Refuse to Nuke United States

The Russian newspaper ‘Komsomolskaya Pravda’ decided to conduct an impromptu poll in response to a similar survey conducted by an American blogger in San Diego.

American journalist Mark Dice decided to conduct a poll asking Americans to sign a petition to preemptively nuke Russia. The journalist, who is the best-selling author of ‘Inside the Illuminati’ and frequent guest on History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’, conducted the poll on the beaches of Southern California.

He told people that if they sign, they show support of an alleged plan by US President Barack Obama on a preemptive nuclear strike on Russia.

What BBC’s Panorama got wrong on GMOs

What BBC’s Panorama got wrong on GMOs

BBC’s Panorama programme on GMOs, which was aired in the UK Monday evening, has rightly attracted derision for its outrageous pro-GMO bias. Presenter Tom Heap ignored or skated over every major controversy about GM crops and gave a free ride to a handful of rabid GMO proponents.

Here are some of Heap’s monumental journalistic failures.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/16221-what-bbc-s-panorama-got-wrong-on-gmos

In contrast with the Panorama debacle, here’s an example of how good journalism on GMOs can be done.