Barack Obama’s Presidential Determination — Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Vietnam


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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 24, 2014


SUBJECT: Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

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20 MERPs to Break the Two-Party Duopoly by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 24, 2014

The tightening two-party duopoly has been moving relentlessly in the direction of common funding of candidates by the same privileged interests. The exclusion of independent or third party competitors through costly ballot access hurdles (see: for more information), litigious harassment, and barring them from debates has been well-documented. Gerrymandering into one-party districts has eliminated political competition in many states. Furthermore, there is no “none of the above option” on the ballot to allow for a no-confidence vote. Voters are told either to cast a yes vote or stay home.

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Global Power Project: The Group of Thirty, Financial Crisis Kingpins by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on, 18 December 2013
February 25, 2014

Following parts onetwo and three of the Global Power Project’s Group of Thirty series, this fourth and final installment focuses on a few of the G30 members who have played outsized roles both in creating and managing various financial crises, providing a window on to the ideas, institutions and individuals who help steer this powerful global group.

The Assassin of Argentina

Prior to 2008, one of the most notable examples of a highly destructive financial crisis took place in Argentina which, heavily in debt, faced a large default and was brutally punished by financial markets and the speculative assault of global finance, otherwise known as “capital flight.” Continue reading

How To Post a Comment on a Blog by Lo

by Lo
Editor, Dandelion Salad
February 25, 2014

It’s not too difficult, but it can be confusing to comment on’s blogs. Here is a screenshot from the comment box on my blog, Dandelion Salad.

Comment Box on WordPress Blogs

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New Mexico Admits Nuclear Plant Leaking Radiation and New Leak at Fukushima

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RT America on Feb 24, 2014

Federal officials confirmed a local nuclear plant in southern New Mexico is leaking waste and releasing radiation into the surrounding area. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad was leaking for days before state officials were notified. Continue reading