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Tesla Shakes Down California for Battery Subsidies

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Tesla Motors mined middle class taxpayers for a $495 million loan to build a subsidized car in California for uber-wealthy elitists to thumb their noses from the car-pool lane at the peasants in the low class lanes. Now they want another slurp at the taxpayers’ trough for subsidies to finance, build, and operate a $5…

Putin proposes setting up gambling zone in Crimea

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By RT According to the bill adding Crimea as a gambling zone will not require any additional money from the federal budget. Crimea’s new government will be given the say over location and size of the casino zone. At first it was proposed the development of gambling zones should be limited to areas close to…

First steps: Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter

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By RT Robonaut, currently only a torso, head and arms, is attached to a support post and has been operating on the ISS for three years. The new legs, delivered to R2 on Easter Sunday morning, were funded by NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations and Space Technology mission directorates. They will make R2 mobile and…

‘Kiev desperately pushing for greater conflict with Russia’

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By RT RT: Do you think the shoot-out in Slavyansk on the weekend indicates the interim authorities in Kiev are losing control? Manuel Ochsenreiter: No, this would be the most Kiev-friendly explanation of the incident of Saturday night. What we witness now is just one of a countless series of provocations which take place by…

Russia’s new international policy puts priority on bilateral relations

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By RT The presidential decree published on the government web portal on Monday marks a change from the previous approach that prioritized multi-national contacts and programs. The decree also emphasizes the importance of getting the maximum return from international aid provided by Russia. “The accumulated experience in the area of international cooperation and donor potential…

Texas Libertarians Limp into Statewide Races after Convention

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For the second election cycle in a row, the Libertarian Party of Texas has nominated Kathie Glass to head up a slate of statewide candidates for the 2014 General Election. The convention of 219 delegates, meeting in Temple, Texas, nominated Glass in the second round of balloting after finishing the first round in a tie…

Atheists Claim Cameron Risks Alienation Over Christian Comments

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British atheists have said that David Cameron risks causing “alienation” by saying that Britain is a “Christian country”, despite the 2011 Census finding that 59 percent of the British public still regard themselves as Christian. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, 56 writers, scientists, comedians, academics and broadcasters said: “We object to his characterisation…

Atheists Claim Cameron Risks Alienation Over Christian Comments

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British atheists have said that David Cameron risks causing “alienation” by saying that Britain is a “Christian country”, despite the 2011 Census finding that 59 percent of the British public still regard themselves as Christian. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, 56 writers, scientists, comedians, academics and broadcasters said: “We object to his characterisation…

US lawmakers call on sanctions against Gazprom, Russian banks

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By RT Two members of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Sunday called for more stringent business-aimed sanctions against Russia, as tension in Ukraine continues to test diplomacy between Washington and Moscow. US Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), said the US should apply pressure on Gazprom and other lucrative financial arms of the state…