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How the next federal budget might change the game on income inequality

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[Nervous rumours are flying on the part of the 1% - it will be interesting how it actually turns out. "Influential economist David Rosenberg is warning of a 'soak the rich' budget this spring. Many business leaders will recoil—but not all of them. Here’s why." *RON*]

Kevin Carmichael, Canadian Business, 22 February 2017 
Bay Street star David Rosenberg, known for his forecasting skills, made the news last week by spreading rumours. The Globe and Mail reported on February 16 that Rosenberg, famous for predicting the U.S. housing bust, told his followers that he had heard that Finance Minister Bill Morneau is planning to “soak the rich” in his next budget by raising taxes on capital gains. “It is a classic move to make everyone poorer, cloaked under the veil of redressing income inequality,” Rosenberg said in Breakfast with Dave, a tipsheet for which Rosenberg’s employer, Gluskin Sheff + Associates, charges $1,000 for an annual su…

Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'

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[The Church hierarchy must just loathe him; far too Christian for their tastes! *RON*]
Philip Pullella, Reuters, 26 February 2017

Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.

In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning Mass in his residence, he said: "It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life."

CIA Spied French Elections

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[Here again, this story is dead on arrival with the press, yet imaginary interference by Russia in US elections may lead to World War III. *RON*]

Payman Supervizer, Huffington Post, 17 February 2017

After accusations of intervention and manipulation during the American elections against Russia it is ironic that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) and the United States European Command (USEUCOM) already spied on France in their 2012 elections. Targets have been all parties and their leaders.

Based on the CIA documents published by Wikileaks on February 16, 2017 the

Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent

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[Another one of those stories that has been totally ignored by the mainstream media. *RON*]
Claire BernishThe Free Thought Project / Global Research, 23 February 2017

Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father “worked for the CIA.”

In a new book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.”

“The drug business is very different than what we dreamed,” he continues. “What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.”

Farage wants MP fired after failing in knighthood bid

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[Unseemly infighting over imagined blow to Nigel Farage's ego. 😁 *RON*]

Sam Coates, The Times, 28 February 2017

Nigel Farage has called for Ukip’s only MP to be thrown out of the party after he failed to secure the former leader a knighthood.

Mr Farage said that Douglas Carswell, the Clacton MP, had “little future” in the party and had “sought to split and divide Ukip in every way imaginable” since defecting from the Conservatives in 2014.

The long-simmering feud between the pair burst into the open last night after leaked emails suggested that Mr Carswell had made a quip after Mr Farage failed to secure a knighthood.