A “toxic triangle” of political inaction, short-sighted economic policies and profit-driven fossil fuel advocates threaten to raise global temperatures, leaving 400 million people in jeopardy of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam UK warned on Friday.
On Election Day, Tennesseans will vote on whether or not to amend the state constitution to permanently ban income and payroll taxes in the Volunteer State. But even if the resolution fails, it is unlikely the legislature will institute new taxes.
UK-based members of Anonymous launched Operation Safe Winter in Britain on Friday. The project is aimed at providing the homeless with life’s essentials, while raising awareness of the punishing effects of austerity and the UK's housing crisis.
A saltwater fish farm some 600 km from the sea, renovated thermal baths in the red and seven bridges over a 1.5 km long river – these are just some of the controversial German local government projects, costing millions to the taxpayers.
Never mind a kingdom for a horse – a homeowner in bankrupt Detroit is willing to trade his house in for the latest iPhone. At less than $1,000, that would mean taking a massive hit, as the beat-up property was bought for $41,000 in 2010.
Patient access to GPs at weekends would be guaranteed under a Tory government by 2020, the prime minster announced on Tuesday. But doctors warn general practice in Britain risks “going into meltdown” unless the UK’s GP workforce is expanded.
Viewing pornography on the job is presumably something that employees most anywhere are frowned upon for doing, in the least, but one American lawmaker says legislation is needed to keep federal workers from browsing X-rated material on the clock.