Obama Taking Executive Action To Improve Mental Well-Being Of Vets

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after a veterans’ health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National Convention that is fraught with midterm politics.

The president’s address to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the latest administration response to the health care lapses that led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in May.

The White House says Obama will announce administration steps to strengthen access to mental health care by members of the military, to improve the transition for those leaving the military from care administered by the Defense Department to that run by Veterans Affairs, and to foster suicide prevention and better treatments for post-traumatic stress syndrome.

For Obama, however, the visit to North Carolina has a heavy…

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Burger King Joining the Exodus of US Corporations to Escape Outrageous American Taxes

Powdered Wig Society

Moving to Canada, eh?

Burger King Tim Hortons

Obama Pal Warren Buffett Helping Burger King Exercise ‘Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

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By Thomas Madison

So, Warren Buffett, who has been championing King Hussein’s “Rape the Rich” tax plan, is putting together, and partially financing (25%) the $10 billion deal between Burger King and Tim Horton’s Canadian doughnut/coffee chain.

The motive driving the deal – Burger King gains a foreign domicile to take advantage of perfectly legal “tax inversion,” thus saving millions in egregious US corporate taxes.

From The Wall Street Journal:

The White House might need a new poster child for its “tax fairness” campaign.

Famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who President Barack Obama has lauded and named a signature proposal after, is helping finance a deal that would allow Burger King WorldwideInc. to reincorporate in Canada and potentially reduce its U.S. tax bill through a so-called inversion, the Journal reported late Monday.

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Eight charts that put tech companies’ diversity stats into perspective

Gigaom

The latest hot-button subject in tech, hotter even than ephemeral apps, is diversity. Or at least, if not actual diversity, the act of releasing employee diversity statistics. From Apple to Twitter, almost all the big names in Silicon Valley are doing it. Google fell first in May, and with some pushing by activist organizations the rest soon followed suit.

We’ve broken down some of the top players – [company]Apple[/company], [company]Twitter[/company], [company]Pinterest[/company], [company]Facebook[/company], [company]Google[/company], [company]Yahoo[/company], [company]Microsoft[/company], [company]eBay[/company], [company]LinkedIn[/company], [company]Cisco[/company], [company]Intel[/company], and [company]HP[/company] – comparing their overall gender and ethnicity demographics. Then we went a step further to look specifically at the tech and leadership roles. Where relevant, we also charted the demographic information of the U.S. labor force and the graduating computer science class.

Please note that the numbers in the company charts come from a range of sources — federal EEO-1 data, company blog posts, and annual corporate reports. In some cases, particularly diversity in leadership…

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