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Kim, Moon raise hands on North Korea’s sacred volcano on last day of summit

Kim, Moon raise hands on North Korea’s sacred volcano on last day of summit The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, standing on the peak of a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and a centerpiece of propaganda used to legitimize the Kim…

‘Foreign recruits’ mulled by German military raise ‘mercenary army’ debate

‘Foreign recruits’ mulled by German military raise ‘mercenary army’ debate In a bid to cope with shortage of recruits at home, German army reportedly floats an idea of opening its ranks to foreigners. Critics of the head-hunting proposal say the move might turn Bundeswehr into a “mercenary army.”   The German army may put up…

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even buy plus-size clothing. Source:…

New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On “Almost Everything” As It Nears Financial Disaster

New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On “Almost Everything” As It Nears Financial Disaster Last week we noted that in what was a radical U-turn to what other public pension funds have been doing in recent years – most notably Calpers  – the struggling New Jersey public pension system decided that instead of lowering its expected rate of return,…

Trump Budget to Cap Next Raise, Hike Retiree TRICARE Fees, Slam ‘IU’ Vets | Military.com

Trump Budget to Cap Next Raise, Hike Retiree TRICARE Fees, Slam ‘IU’ Vets | Military.com Military Update: President Trump’s first budget request embraces many Obama administration ideas to dampen military compensation growth. It would cap the next military pay raise; hike healthcare fees “modestly” for working-age military retirees, and increase co-payments on pharmacy drugs for…

National Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion While Adding 1.1 Million Jobs

National Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion While Adding 1.1 Million Jobs (COMMONDREAMS) — Though a key argument for legalizing marijuana in the United States is that it would put a tremendous and necessary dent in the domestic and global failure known as “the War on Drugs,” a new analysis out Wednesday reveals that federal legalization could…