Plans to privatise India’s flag-carrier have run into turbulence

Plans to privatise India’s flag-carrier have run into turbulence

AFTER a plane crash, air-safety investigators are dispatched to the wreckage site to find out what went wrong and ensure it never happens again. Their financial counterparts have a similar job to do with the Indian government’s proposed sale of Air India. Mooted for nearly a year, the first round of preliminary bids ended on […]

Neocons Are Back With a Big War Budget and Big War Plans

Neocons Are Back With a Big War Budget and Big War Plans

By Ron Paul ​On Friday, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill for 2018. The $ 1.3 trillion bill was so monstrous that it would have made the biggest spender in the Obama Administration blush. The image of leading Congressional Democrats Pelosi and Schumer grinning and gloating over getting everything they wanted — and then […]

Soros ‘proud supporter’ of plans to scupper Brexit

Soros ‘proud supporter’ of plans to scupper Brexit

Liberal billionaire George Soros has defended his donation to an anti-Brexit campaign, saying he fully supports efforts to prevent Britain leaving the European Union. The Hungarian-born investor faced allegations of meddling in British politics last week when it emerged that he had donated £400,000 ($ 558,000) to the pro-EU lobby group ‘Best for Britain.’ On […]

First France, Now Brazil Unveils Plans to Empower the Government to Censor the Internet in the Name of Stopping “Fake News”

First France, Now Brazil Unveils Plans to Empower the Government to Censor the Internet in the Name of Stopping “Fake News”

Yesterday afternoon, the official Twitter account of Brazil’s Federal Police (its FBI equivalent) posted an extraordinary announcement. The bureaucratically nonchalant tone it used belied its significance. The tweet, at its core, purports to vest in the federal police and the federal government that oversees it the power to regulate, control and outright censor political content on the […]

Burglars demand ‘more clarity’ about holiday plans from Facebook users|Humor

A spokesman for the burglar community says he appreciates that most Facebook users are ‘admirably candid’ about when the entire contents of their house are there for the taking.  He likes the way they go on for weeks about their upcoming trip abroad and tell their Facebook friends how their 85-year-old neighbour will be ‘keeping […]

U.S. tax overhaul requires new math for 529 savings plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Families with children in private or parochial school will be able to tap their college savings plans to pay for up to $ 10,000 in tuition and other expenses in the new year, thanks to a provision in the tax overhaul bill going into effect in 2018. This will require some […]

Trump Plans to Stay Up All Night to Confront Santa|Humor

Trump Plans to Stay Up All Night to Confront Santa|Humor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump announced that he is planning on staying awake on Christmas Eve in order to confront Santa Claus. “I am going to stay up, I’m very good at staying up, maybe the best, some people say that I’m the best they’ve ever seen at staying up, like the Russians, they […]

FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. ‘net neutrality’ rules

FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. ‘net neutrality’ rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, […]

Chipmaker Broadcom plans blockbuster bid for Qualcomm: sources

Chipmaker Broadcom plans blockbuster bid for Qualcomm: sources

(Reuters) – Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd (AVGO.O) is planning to unveil a bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) by Monday, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, an attempt to create a roughly $ 200-billion company in what would be the biggest technology acquisition ever. A tie-up would combine two of […]