Obama Just Shut Down Pfizer’s Attempt To Avoid Paying Taxes

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama delivers his speech at the Victory Column (Siegessaeule) in Berlin July 24, 2008.     REUTERS/Michael Dalder   (GERMANY)   US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008

The Treasury Department just grew some cojones and clamped down on companies who want to move their “headquarters” to other countries. This was sparked by a deal that the drug company Pfizer had made to move their company to Ireland to avoid paying taxes here. The outcry from the public was so great that the Obama administration took notice and acted. The outrage over large corporations moving so much of their business — and tax … MORE

Inside the green schools revolution

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How can we design better, ‘living’ classrooms, places that will not only improve the lives of teachers and students, but also have less of an impact on the environment? Bryn Nelson goes back to school to find out.   It begins with a girl from Oregon. She is eight years old, and crying. At the edge of suburbia, her grandfather’s woods with her favourite climbing trees and ‘green sky’ trees for reading are being clear-cut … MORE

The Truth About Pig Factory Farming

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Although it is not common knowledge, pigs are highly intelligent creatures. They are affectionate, protective of their young, playful social animals and they suffer greatly from the factory farming system.  Studies show us that pigs have a long memory and have the ability to focus on specific tasks even better than some primates. Of course such knowledge would not be in the interest of the meat industry which would not wish people to know they … MORE