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#Brexit the 1% | Britain Leaving the EU Cost the Rich $127bn

#Brexit the 1% | Britain Leaving the EU Cost the Rich $127bn

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Brexit strips world’s 400 richest people of $127bn – Bloomberg  Brexit-caused losses of the world’s 400 richest people amounted to $127.4 billion USD in a single day, Bloomberg estimates. Rich Britons have lost a “mere” $5.5 billion, according to reports. The Brexit vote has sent European markets into the steepest decline since 2008. The pound plummeted to a record low, not seen since Margaret Thatcher was prime minister some 30 years ago. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index says billionaires lost 3.2 percent of their total net worth, now estimated at $3.9 trillion. The British voters’ decision to leave the European Union caused profound ripples in all major global equity markets.- RT  US markets plummet as #Brexit panic spreads across the Atlantic https://t.co/tGhGjyyu98@AmeeraDavidpic.twitter.com/qQl9WmLZYj — RT America (@RT_America) June 24, 2016 The worst losses among European billionaires were suffered by Amancio Ortega, Europe’s richest person, who hemorrhaged $6 billion. Many other mega rich individuals took a massive hit, including Bill Gates and Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos, who lost over $1 billion each. Britain’s wealthiest person Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor dropped more than $1 billion. However, for the UK’s wealthiest Brexit was surprisingly less devastating than for others in the billionaire class. Altogether, Britain’s 15 richest people lost “only” $5.5 billion. British co-founder of stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves, lost the most, seeing his fortune shrink by 19 percent to US$2.9 billion. In a major irony, Hargreaves was the largest donor to the Leave campaign, donating £3.2 million, according to the UK’s Electoral Commission. Hargreaves has shown no regret, and says he is ready to work with the British government to shape the nation’s economic future once the country stops being an EU member state. “Richard Branson, has been a vocal advocate of the UK staying with the EU, has made peace with the decision of the majority, stressing that the British people’s “determination, resolve and sense of what is right” would be necessary “over the testing months and years to come.” However as Matt Agorist reports: On Friday, the people of Great Britain made their voice heard. They no longer want to be a part of the European Union and for good reason. For decades they have sat back and watched the global elite enrich...

WRC EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH RAPTIVIST AWKWORD

WRC EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH RAPTIVIST AWKWORD

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Exclusive Interview With Hip Hop Artist Awkword  http://wearechange.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Ackwords-interview-.mp4 Visit www.awkwordrap.com (NYC) We Are Change’s Arron Kesel sat down to talk to rapper and political activist, ambassador of hip-hop, Awkword. we talked about his musical influences, cultural background, personal inspirations and more. I asked him about his current project “I AM” and we talked about how he came up with his rap name Awkword. He expressed his own inner struggles fighting with drug addiction, and growing up being an Angry youth using violence to solve his problems beating up rapist and racist. Awkword praised his mom constantly being there for him in his life expressing that he wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for her. He also said that one of his musical influences was the rapper IllBill. Although, saying he is unique and his own person when it comes to his music. We then talked about him deciding to donate his proceeds of his latest two albums “world view” and “I am” two global collaboration projects to a charity called “Gun’s for Camera’s.” Which is an organization for at risk urban youth that goes beyond the gun exchange that seeks to educate and empower.  So they don’t get rid of their guns but can find an alternative to shooting their gun with the main alternative being shooting a camera. Something that We Are Change founder Luke Rudkowski has been advocating for years that the camera is the most lethal weapon. Awk’ then told me he was crowd-sourcing a video for his song “I Am” using gofundme If you want to support independent hip-hop and you support positive music you can support his I AM Video Project Here He also said that anyone who donates to help the production of the video will be featured in the credits because the video wasn’t produced without you the people! All in all Awkword is genuine individual, i first heard about him personally myself back in 2010. Listening to the song “People’s Champion.” You can listen to more of his music on youtube and below. BANDCAMP: AWKWORD ft. Modenine (Nigeria), Five Steez (Jamaica), Holstar (Zambia), Latasha Alcindor, Third Eye (Malawi), Wakazi (Tanzania), The Assembly (South Africa), Maka (Nigeria) & DJ J Hart (France) – “I Am”...

Rio declares State of Emergency Weeks Before Summer Olympic’s

Rio declares State of Emergency Weeks Before Summer Olympic’s

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Weeks before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic games hosted in Rio de Janeiro this summer in August. The state of Rio has gone broke and called for a state of emergency “state of public calamity” Friday afternoon. In the face of a major budget crisis that has plagued Brazil. The government in Rio warned there could be a total collapse of public services including – education, police, health, and transportation systems. “The financial crisis has brought several difficulties in essential public services and it could cause the total collapse of public security, health care, education, urban mobility and environmental management” As Rio faces bankruptcy, already, teachers, police and other government public workers have been affected seeing a delay in their paychecks and pensions. While also shutting down two hospitals. The financial crisis has resulted in a 30-percent cut in the state’s security budget raising questions about the safety of this year’s 2016 Olympic games. Since Rio has had a spike in homicides and assaults given the poverty element. The Federal government of Brazil is being asked to provide Rio with $850 million dollars worth of assistance by Brazil’s Interment President Michel Temer. Who will ask the Brazilian congress to authorize a one-time payment of 2.9 billion reais. “The financial crisis has been causing severe problems in providing essential services and may cause a total collapse of public security,” the state government said. The move will let their governor Francisco Dornelles pay costs related to the games as the state grips with the country’s economic recession. Caused by a dip in revenues from taxes and a fall in global oil profits which is ultimately “stopping the state of Rio de Janeiro from honoring its commitment to the organization of the Olympic Games.” Already, Olympic athletes have been robbed at gun point in RIO and Brazil have a history of tourist being robbed by the poverty driven crime in the area. Brazil has been told to increase Security in preparation for the Olympic game’s  if this is happening now imagine the Olympic games. Will the Brazilian Government tell tourist and olympians the same advice they told tourist of the World Cup 2014? “If you are getting robbed,  do not scream.” Sign Up JOIN...

The Art of Holding Space

The Art of Holding Space

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The world can be a demanding and difficult place, and we all need someone to help us through our dark times by holding space for us to process our emotions. You don’t need to be a therapist or a genius to hold space. Holding space is something we can all do for each other, wither it’s with our partners, our children, our friends, our pets, our neighbors, and even strangers in passing. We all need it, yet relatively few of us actually know how to do it well, so let’s explore the art of holding space.

High School Student Invents Cheaper Hearing Aid

High School Student Invents Cheaper Hearing Aid

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A summer with his grandfather was all it took for him to be inspired. When Mukund Venkatakrishnan was 14, he visited India and was tasked with helping his grandfather get tested and fitted for a hearing aid. He saw what a costly and difficult process it was and resolved to find an alternative. “Since audiologists are specialists, even finding and getting an appointment with one in India was really hard,” said Venkatakrishnan, who is now 16. “And then we got ripped off.” Venkatakrishnan said they spent about $400 or $500 on doctor’s appointments and about $1,900 on the hearing aid itself. He realized that hearing is a luxury many people in developing countries can’t afford. “In India, the median household income is $616 a year,” Venkatakrishnan said. “If someone in India saves all year without spending a penny, they still can’t afford a hearing aid.” Venkatakrishnan’s device is unique because it not only tests a person’s hearing with a series of beeps, but it also programs itself to become a hearing aid. It only costs about $50 to make and can be used with even the cheapest set of headphones. Unlike with traditional hearing aids, if the ear piece gets damaged it isn’t costly to replace — you just buy another set of ear buds. In its current form, the device is about two inches and looks like a computer processor. Venkatakrishnan is planning to bring it down to about one inch and encase the operating system. He envisions the device, which has a standard headphone port, fitting into someone’s pocket. Venkatakrishnan even created a way for users to calibrate the device themselves. Each device has an audio file of the sound of hands rubbing together. To calibrate it, a person just has to rub their own hands together and match the volume of the audio file with the volume of their own hands. If the user can’t hear their own hands, someone else can calibrate it for them. Venkatakrishnan, now 16, spent two years teaching himself to code, building the audio program and developing the device. He made it completely on his own but received guidance from engineers, like his father, and audiologists. Working with the doctors, he conducted...

Taking Activism to the Next Level

Taking Activism to the Next Level

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When it comes to the betterment of humanity, activism is perhaps the most important yet most controversial element in society. Activists are the free thinkers, the system busters, the loving warriors, the boat-rockers, and the truth tellers. These visionaries are the vanguard of social reform, acting as the warning system for a society out of balance. Activists are often criticized, ostracized, and even killed, yet their legacy stands among the most virtuous of contributions throughout history. Whether in the form of social media outcry, boycotts, protests, public art (Banksy), sit-ins, or armed insurrection, activists have undoubtedly been a major driving force of progressive social change. Yet despite the intensity of external focus typical in most activists, honorable and necessary though it is, internal focus for the purposes of Self-Work, tends to be lacking in the majority of activists. This explains why there are social REVOLUTIONS (revolution = revolve = circular spin = going in circles) instead of social EVOLUTION, which transcends the violent, divisive, authoritarian paradigms which has enslaved humanity for centuries. If activists integrated Self-Work as part of their transformative process, not only would they be more effective and healthier on all levels, but their impact on society would move beyond minor accommodations to a deeper paradigm shift. Due to this deficiency of Self-Work, many well-intentioned activists, swept away by their righteous anger in the “revolutionary mindset”, become just as aggressive and power-hungry as the tyrants they vehemently oppose. Violence is all too often met with violence as police brutality is met with rioting (an understandable yet self-defeating reaction), and “in-fighting” by activists against other well-intentioned activists exacerbates our challenges rather then allowing for a peaceful exchange of ideas. This hyper-aggression only serves to perpetuate violence which could otherwise be resolved with responsible self-awareness, compassion, critical thinking, and a broader perspective. This is the obstacle humanity has yet to overcome through Self-Work, and, as the saying goes, “When people do not learn their lessons, history repeats itself.” There are many people speaking out about the atrocities and injustices of the world. Oftentimes activism comes with a lot of finger-pointing and hostility. Understandable. Who wouldn’t be upset? The problems of the world often seem insurmountable and sometimes the weight of life wears down...

Spoke His Mind: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Speaks On The Government Brainwashing People During An Interview With Method Man!

Spoke His Mind: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Speaks On The Government Brainwashing People During An Interview With Method Man!

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  During an interview with fellow Wu-Tang member Method Man, ODB blames the Government for brainwashing corny music to people. “It’s the government. The government brainwash our people with the mind control theory. That’s what they do. So they make sure people like it, they keep playing that same song. The same song keeps playing, you start to like it, you start to get programmed with it, you start to get cloned with it. So then for the clone to exist, then it just takes over, it takes over the human body, it takes over the spirit, it takes over the soul.” R.I.P. Russell Tyrone Jones “Ol’ Dirty Bastard”. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE   Read More...

University develops leak-proof food bowls from leaves Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/917069. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

University develops leak-proof food bowls from leaves Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/917069. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

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Concern over the rising use of polluting styrofoam containers has encouraged a research team at Naresuan University to develop a process to make watertight, degradable food bowls from leaves. Lecturers… Please credit and share this article with others using this...

 

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