Archive | May 15th, 2013

Smartphone app lets you boycott with your wallet

May 15, 2013

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The hard rock group AC/DC was definitely on to something with its hit song, “Moneytalks.” Next time you’re at the store, consider what big interests and corporations are behind your favorite dental floss or skinny jeans. According to Forbes.com, at a Netroots Nation gathering  last year, Microsoft programmer turned congressional candidate Darcy Burner unveiled a […]

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CRAWFORD: Is a taint of tyranny infecting our Medicaid standoff?

May 15, 2013

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The dictionary defines “tyranny” as oppressive power exerted by government. Founder Thomas Jefferson warned “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” Is a taint of tyranny infecting our Medicaid standoff? Compare the Senate’s actions with those […]

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Attorney General Jim Hood warns consumers of recent e-mail scam

May 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers and businesses to be aware of a recent email scam purporting to help overseas military personnel with packages in the U.S.. The unsolicited email suggests that the sender is a military officer who has two military trunk boxes that just arrived in the U.S.A. and […]

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Women’s group says ‘Engage. Learn. Find Success!’

May 15, 2013

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The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South is presenting a program titled ‘Engage. Learn. Find Success!” The event will be held Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Belhaven College’s Center for the Arts in Jackson. The program will provide attendees an opportunity to meet, network and engage with corporate representatives. The Meet […]

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Cochran helps forge compromise on farm legislation

May 15, 2013

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STONEVILLE, Mississippi — After a stormy regional conflict over Farm Bill debate in 2012, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran worked cooperatively with Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) to forge a compromise piece of farm legislation that garnered a 15-5 vote in the Senate Agriculture Committee today. ” (Tuesday) was one more example of Sen Cochran’s ability to […]

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