Ecuador protests: Anti-government demonstrations continue


From Global News: “Thousands of Indigenous peoples and workers converged on Ecuador’s capital on Wednesday as anti-government protests and clashes prompted the president to move his besieged administration out of Quito. The South American country of 17 million appeared to … Continue reading Ecuador protests: Anti-government demonstrations continue

Chuck Feeney–The Duty Free King who Gave it All Away


Charles “Chuck” Feeney (born April 23, 1931) is an Irish-American businessman who made his fortune from pioneering Duty Free Shopping . He is also an important philanthropist who founded The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world. Among many of the countries his money has been spent/invested in is his home country, Ireland. He is known as the Billionaire Who Made It, Then Gave It Away!”  He is regarded as a huge influence in the life of Bill Gates, who set up the Giving Pledge Global charitable organization. In February 2011, Feeney actually became a signatory … Continue reading Chuck Feeney–The Duty Free King who Gave it All Away

Bill Maher on Recession, Donald Trump and endangered species


Comedian Bill Maher explained in a recent TV show that his calls for another economic recession would jeopardize President Trump’s chances at reelection in 2020 and he described as “very worth” to end Trump policies. Speaking with journalists Betsy Woodruff and Carl Hulse, and also political consultant Rick Wilson;  Maher singled out Fox New’s presenter Sean Hannity who opposes the idea of rooting for a recession, saying he wasn’t a genie and “I do not have this power.” he added “I’m just saying we can survive a recession. We’ve had 47 of them. We’ve had one every time there’s a … Continue reading Bill Maher on Recession, Donald Trump and endangered species

Scrap Digital Tax, or no Free Trade Deal


The US will not negotiate a free trade deal with the UK unless a new digital services tax is dropped, according to a newspaper report – Source: Sky News The measure, which was proposed in 2018 by then chancellor Philip … Continue reading Scrap Digital Tax, or no Free Trade Deal