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  • Stein's Recount May Prevent WI, PA, MI Votes From Being Counted by the Electoral College

    12/05/2016 10:16:36 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-27-16 | Jim Hoft
    Jill Stein is asking for recounts in an effort to nullify the electoral votes of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Federal law says that presidential recounts must be completed within 35 days after an election. Stein waited until 90 minutes before the Wisconsin deadline for filing a recount petition expired. All the votes have to be certified by December 13 according to a report on Friday. The electors meet on December 19. Wisconsin will almost certainly miss that deadline, since the last recount took more than a month. And that recount was for a state Supreme Court contest where only 1.5...
  • Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’

    12/04/2016 8:39:12 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 52 replies
    NY Times Opinion Pages ^ | 12-3-2016 | Steven Johnson
    When the modern Tea Party movement coalesced in the early days of the Obama presidency, its allusion to the political grievances of the protesters in Boston Harbor a couple of hundred years earlier seemed plausible enough: Its members felt that their taxes were too high and their interests not adequately represented by the remote authorities in Washington. But the election of 2016 presents a challenge to that historical lineage. The home states to the Tea Party are actually doing great on the taxation and representation front. It’s the progressive blue states that should be protesting. Start with the Electoral College....
  • Black Archives opens exhibit dedicated to President Obama [Pathetic Idol Worship]

    11/30/2016 4:52:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/29/16 | Katrina Bush
    An exhibition dedicated to President Obama will be going on display in Miami, and 7News got a sneak peak. In anticipation of 2017 — a milestone year for the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, a timely exhibit is taking over two stories of the building. “It’s phenomenal,” said Executive Director Timothy Barber. “We’re going to have to tell his story. People are going to have to tell his story, of Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House.”
  • Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

    11/29/2016 7:37:00 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 28, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage. The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition. Despite OSU’s initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack. The victims are being treated for stab...
  • Trump Tower Has Been Renamed "Dump Tower" On Google Maps (now picked up by Drudge)

    11/26/2016 5:28:57 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 115 replies
    Pix11 ^ | 11/26/16
  • Hollywood begins massive assault on gun ownership (HUH?)

    11/27/2016 6:43:23 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | John Lott
    These movies and television shows that are pushing gun control make no attempt to treat the arguments on the other side seriously. "Miss Sloane" -- focuses on a battle-hardened female lobbyist who gives herself the Herculean challenge of taking on the gun lobby The movie opens on December 9th. Is already getting a huge amount of publicity simply because it has a political message that the liberal media likes. Just from the trailer it appears as if they make the NRA look like a bunch of evil guys, not people who really care about letting the most vulnerable people in...
  • Pennsylvania prisons to stop using food loaf as punishment

    11/25/2016 2:47:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 2:38 PM EST
    Pennsylvania state inmates are no longer being punished with the baked brown slabs known as food loaves. The loaf was a combination of beans, rice, raw potatoes, carrots, cabbage and oatmeal. The Department of Corrections has stopped giving the food loaves to inmates in restricted housing who misbehave with their food. …
  • VIDEO: Merkel Says ‘Trolls’ and ‘Fake News’ Could Influence German Election

    11/24/2016 12:03:11 PM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    AFP/Breitbart ^ | Nov.24, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Angela Merkel has said public opinion is being “manipulated” on the internet, claiming “fake news” websites and “trolls” could influence the approaching German elections. In her first major address since announcing her intention to seek a fourth term, the German chancellor was also heckled and labelled a “disgrace” as she claimed to be “fighting illegal immigration” in Germany. “Something has changed. As globalization has marched on, debate is taking place in a completely new media environment. Opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago,” she said, according to AFP. “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls – things that...
  • The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

    11/21/2016 8:56:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Peter Beinhart
    Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule. But that’s not the premise that underlies America’s political system. Most of the men who founded the United States feared unfettered majority rule. James Madison wrote in Federalist 10 that systems of government based upon “pure democracy … have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.” John Adams wrote in 1814 that, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”
  • What more to discuss? For Obama and world leaders it's Trump

    11/19/2016 5:03:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2016 7:26 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    Trying to tie up loose ends of his foreign policy agenda, President Barack Obama on Saturday instead found world leaders more focused on someone else: President-elect Donald Trump. Global hand-wringing over America’s next president has taken much of the wind out of Obama's final overseas trip. Adopting an altruistic tone, Obama has offered frequent reassurances that the U.S. won’t renege on its commitments. Yet he’s been at a loss to quell concerns fully, given new signals from Trump that he intends to govern much the way he campaigned. Obama’s visit to Peru, the last stop on his trip, has brought...
  • Mock assassination of Trump stirs controversy at San Antonio school

    11/18/2016 7:16:08 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2016 | Silvia Foster-Frau
    A skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump by two 10th-grade students at Marshall High School provoked anger and dismay from the parents of a student who watched it unfold last week. Harold and Melinda Bean said that in the skit, entitled “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” one of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other boy, portraying Trump, fell to the ground in mock death. “I don’t understand how the teacher can repeat an apology and be right there back at work on Monday morning,” he said. “Though we understand she...
  • Clinton reflects on loss, urges backers to 'stay engaged'

    11/16/2016 8:02:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2016 10:03 PM EST | Lisa Lerer
    Hillary Clinton reflected on her devastating defeat on Wednesday evening, acknowledging the difficulty of her loss for her supporters and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era. In remarks that were equal parts pep talk and funeral dirge, Clinton encouraged her backers to “never, ever give up.” “I know this isn’t easy. I know that over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the country we thought it was,” Clinton said at the annual gala of the Children’s Defense Fund, the child advocacy organization where she started her legal career. “But please...
  • There’s No Such Thing as a Good Trump Voter

    11/16/2016 6:18:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Slate ^ | November 15, 2016 | Jamelle Bouie
    Donald Trump ran a campaign of racist demagoguery against Muslim Americans, Hispanic immigrants, and black protesters. He indulged the worst instincts of the American psyche and winked to the stream of white nationalists and anti-Semites who backed his bid for the White House. Millions of Americans voted for this campaign, thus elevating white nationalism and white reaction to the Oval Office.
  • Obama on Election: ‘I Think I Did a Pretty Good Job’ as President;People Wanted to ‘Shake Things Up’

    11/15/2016 9:54:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 15, 2016 | 12:44 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    In a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, President Barack Obama disputed the notion that the presidential election results were a referendum on his job as president, saying Tuesday that people think he “did a pretty good job” as president and the election of Donald Trump was because the American people wanted to “shake things up.” “People seem to think I did a pretty good job, and so there is this mismatch I think between frustration and anger. Perhaps the view of the American people was, is that you just need to shake things up. Time will now...
  • GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Settled' Law

    11/13/2016 6:39:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 141 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/13/2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    Republican President-elect Donald Trump said he’s “fine” with same-sex marriage as the law of the land, calling the issue "settled" by the Supreme Court. The comments – in his first television interview since winning the presidency – sharply contrast with his party’s orthodoxy, his running mate’s longtime position and comments the New York Republican made during the primary. “It’s law,” he said in an interview with CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ that aired Sunday. “It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.” “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m – I’m fine with...
  • Eric Holder: "Abolish The Electoral College"

    11/12/2016 6:50:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 149 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder joins Bill Maher to discuss the aftermath of Donald Trump's election and calls for the abolition of the Electoral College. Holder said the U.S. should elect presidents via popular vote instead of through electoral votes. The former attorney general said there is a simple solution, "we have to just abolish the electoral college."
  • Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs: Sick to my stomach' after Trump's election win

    11/11/2016 7:00:13 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 84 replies
    espn.com ^ | 11/11/16 | Michael C Wright
    SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke openly Friday about his frustration with Tuesday night's election of Donald Trump as the country's 45th president. "I'm still sick to my stomach, and not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenor, tone and all the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic," he said before the Spurs' home game against the Detroit Pistons. "And I live in that country where half the people ignored all that to elect someone. That's the scariest part of [the] whole thing to me.
  • Aaron Sorkin tells family 'hate given hope' by Trump win

    11/10/2016 3:58:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2016 1:49 PM EST
    President-elect Donald Trump’s victory has prompted Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to pen an open letter to his daughter and his ex-wife in which he slams the Republican and vows “the battle isn’t over.” In the letter published online Wednesday by Vanity Fair, Sorkin says “hate was given hope” by Trump’s win. He calls Trump’s supporters white nationalists, sexists, racists and buffoons. …
  • [Israel interior minister] Deri: Reform Jews suffered a bitter blow with Trump's election

    11/10/2016 9:06:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/16 12:52 | Orli Harari
    Shas leader and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri welcomed the results of the American elections Thursday and said that the Reform Jews in America had suffered a “bitter blow”. “It is too early to discuss the possible repercussions of Trump’s election as president,” said Interior Minister Deri, “but there is no doubt that we should thank God that all the desecrators of the covenant and impersonators of Judaism who wished to take control of the Land of Israel and introduce their destructive reforms received a significant blow.” …
  • 'Brexit prepared me for this': Berliners react to Trump win

    11/09/2016 2:56:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Nov 2016 09:20 GMT+01:00 | Emma Anderson
    Hundreds of Berliners packed themselves into bars, cafés and other venues to watch the US presidential election results into early Wednesday morning as Donald Trump emerged as the next president. […] German Jan Hoepper, who came into the viewing party late, said that Trump’s wins across important states was not a surprise. “After Brexit, I was prepared,” Hoepper said. […] “I’m kind of not surprised, to be honest,” said American-Berliner Erin Single from Atlanta, Georgia. “There was a big discrepancy between what I was seeing in the media in Europe versus what I was seeing when I was visiting back...
  • VANITY Google Pining for the Days of Walter Cronkite?

    11/04/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 30 replies
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    Seems Google is paying homage to the "great" Walter Cronkite's birthday. Father of the mainstream liberal media. Must be pining for the days before the internet and alternate media exposed the press for what they were; completely in the tank for dems as they are right down to today.
  • WikiLeaks: Clinton's aides do Soros' bidding

    11/02/2016 5:00:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 10/28/16 02:15 | Gary Willig
    New emails released by WikiLeaks reveal how aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went out of their way to ensure that billionaire George Soros was kept happy. According to the leaked emails, Soros would reach out to Clinton’s assistant, John Podesta, whenever he felt like it and make his wishes known to the Clinton camp, before and during the election campaign. Soros was not shy about sharing his opinions on a range of subjects, from advising Podesta on who should be nominated to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to insisting on the appointment of moderators to diplomatic...
  • Black Turnout Falls in Early Voting, Boding Ill for Hillary Clinton

    11/02/2016 8:16:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Nov 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS, RICHARD FAUSSET and MICHAEL WINES
    African-Americans are failing to vote at the robust levels they did four years ago in several states that could help decide the presidential election, creating a vexing problem for Hillary Clinton as she clings to a deteriorating lead over Donald J. Trump with Election Day just a week away. As tens of millions of Americans cast ballots in what will be the largest-ever mobilization of early voters in a presidential election, the numbers have started to point toward a slump that many Democrats feared might materialize without the nation’s first black president on the ticket. The reasons for the decline...
  • Xi shows one-China benefits in talks with Taiwan opposition

    11/01/2016 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2016 9:27 AM EDT | Christopher Bodden
    Chinese President Xi Jinping met Tuesday with Taiwan’s opposition leader, underscoring Beijing’s message to the island’s independence-leaning administration that it won't have access to the mainland’s highest levels of power if it doesn’t accept that Taiwan is part of China. Xi’s meeting with Nationalist Party Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing comes months after China cut off communication and exchanges with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration. Diplomatically, China has also sought to isolate the island even more by having its representatives barred from international gatherings. […] Xi said that China “resolutely...
  • Pivot TV Shuts Down: Why Participant Media’s Millennial Cable Network Couldn’t Survive

    10/31/2016 8:53:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    IndieWire ^ | 10/31/2016 | Michael Schneider
    Pivot just couldn’t pivot fast enough. The small cable channel shuts down on Monday, ending its short life with the film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the 2005 movie about Edward R. Murrow produced by Pivot owner Participant Media. The movie’s title is an appropriate farewell for Pivot, and perhaps also serves as a message for the cable industry in general — as more networks face an uncertain future in the wake of so-called “skinny bundles” (cable packages with fewer channels) and the growth of cord-cutting. […] The company is believed to have invested around $200 million into the enterprise,...
  • Do Firearms Still Have a Place in American Society?

    10/31/2016 7:08:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    umkc.edu ^ | 10/25/2016 | Gilbert Randolph
    Guns are an important part of American history, both from a legal and illegal standpoint. From the single action revolvers of the old West to mobsters with Thompson submachine guns, American culture and society have enshrined firearms into our national iconography. They are inherently complicated things, created with the latent potential to protect or to destroy. Beyond our national discussion of gun legislation, the possession of deadly weapons by regular citizens remains a more contested issue. The far right and the far left are exaggerating and arbitrarily simplifying what is an extremely nuanced and philosophical question. I hope to reframe...
  • Report: Women won't earn as much as men for 170 years

    10/26/2016 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 26, 2016 9:58 AM EDT
    The global gap in earnings between men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. The Switzerland-based forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Report, released Tuesday, lists economics and health as the most challenging disparities between men and women worldwide. […] The U.S. placed 45th in the index, down from 28th in 2015. The report cites a decline in the number of women participating in the labor force over the past year as a partial reason for the drop. However, it also notes that the...
  • Sen. Toomey's neighbors' homes hit with anti-GOP graffiti

    10/25/2016 9:56:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 9:44 AM EDT
    Police are investigating anti-Republican graffiti spray-painted on the homes of neighbors of GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. The graffiti sprayed late Saturday or early Sunday says, “Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross-Worshippers == GOP.” Another message says, “Look Out Toomey and Your Neo Nazi Republicans,” and a third says hashtag “Americans Against the Republican Party.” …
  • Fox News Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points

    10/13/2016 3:48:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 226 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has increased to seven points, as more than half of voters say he is not qualified to be president. That’s according to a just-released national Fox News Poll of likely voters. Clinton receives 45 percent to Trump’s 38 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 7 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 3 percent. Last week, Clinton was up by two points in the four-way contest (44-42 percent).
  • Working Women Deserve Better Than Trump’s Sexism

    10/07/2016 4:04:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/07/2016 | Liz Shuler & Maria Elena Durazo
    At last week's presidential debate, America’s working women got a front-row seat to Donald Trump’s sexism. He repeatedly interrupted Hillary Clinton, a phenomenon too many working women can relate to, and repeated his claims that she doesn’t have the "presidential look" it takes to lead the United States. It seems like every day a new story from Trump’s past reveals more misogyny. Take the latest story out of his golf club in Palos Verdes, Calif., where Trump urged staff to fire unattractive hostesses and only hire "beautiful women."But it is his horrific, ongoing treatment of Alicia Machado that has captured...
  • Barbra Streisand Supports Prop 63, Requests $5 Donations to Defeat NRA

    10/06/2016 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    brietbart ^ | 6 Oct 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Singer Barbra Streisand has sent an email in support of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63, requesting $5 donations “to defeat the National Rifle Association” (NRA). Streisand pointed to the 1993 Long Island Railroad shooting to explain her support for more gun control. According to the Sacramento Bee, Streisand’s email said, “Like you, California is my home, and I can’t just wait around hoping tragedy doesn’t strike our state again. If there’s something we can do that will stop innocent Californians from being shot and killed, I will do everything I can to see it done.”
  • This Teen Dressed As A Thief At School To Make Fun Of ‘White Culture’

    10/06/2016 10:41:26 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    Want a culturally appropriate costume this Halloween? This teen’s got an idea for you. Josh Welch, a 17-year-old from Silver Spring, Maryland, decided to dress as a thief for Culture Day at his high school earlier this week to make a statement about “white culture,” BuzzFeed first reported. “I consider myself a huge advocate for social justice, and I wanted to make a bold statement about ‘white culture,’” he told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “So I decided to use humor to get my point across, but I never imagined it could be this ubiquitous.”
  • Pamela Olson gives talk on “Fast Times in Palestine”

    10/05/2016 7:56:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 10/5/16 | Raposa
    Author Pamela Olson gave a talk in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall on Tuesday night to discuss her book, “Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland”. The event was hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine and coordinated by UMass’ Leila Aruri. It featured a narrative slideshow, a Q&A session, and book signing... In the slides that followed, Olson described the grim reality of what she described as “the Israeli occupation of Palestine.” “You have about 500 checkpoints and roadblocks that cut through the heart of Palestinian land. This land, continuously being built on by...
  • Musical 'Aida' cancelled at Bristol University amid race row over 'cultural appropriation'

    10/05/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 4, 2016 | Sam Dean and Tom Morgan
    It is a story of war between two nations, the conflict of love rivals and the looming fate of death. But the antagonistic themes of Aida seem to have spilled into the wings after a student production of the musical Aida was cancelled amid a row over suggestions of “cultural appropriation”. A theatre at the University of Bristol said yesterday it had cancelled all showings after a revolt by students.
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,; Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms - Breitbart

    10/04/2016 12:22:33 PM PDT · by tekrat · 95 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/4/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round “clips” and “assault weapons,” and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an “assault weapons” ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes “limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips” is the first step to take. Todd asked Kaine if he believes the...
  • Sweden to launch new national equality authority

    09/15/2016 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 15 Sep 2016 16:51 GMT+02:00 | TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrĺ)/The Local
    Sweden is set to launch a new government agency dedicated to achieving a gender equal society. Information about the agency will be released before the government’s budget proposal next week. The need to create a central gender equality authority was a key conclusion made by a study set up by the previous center-right Alliance government, which was delivered last autumn. Unequal pay, sexual harassment and violence against women were all cited as signs that the country is still a long way from being gender equal. “We are still in the midst of inequality because we don’t have a national grip...
  • Swedish military distributes gender manual to officers

    09/15/2016 7:35:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
    Sweden’s Armed Forces have published a “gender manual” to make officers pay more attention to equality between the sexes at home and on foreign missions. Vice Adm. Jan Thornqvist on Thursday told The Associated Press the purpose is to implement a gender perspective in operations and attract more women to the military. He says in foreign peacekeeping operations that could mean asking women and children about their security needs, not just local leaders who often are men. …
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Swiss cantons sign up to fight gender pay gap

    09/11/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 07 Sep 2016 12:07 GMT+02:00
    Ten cantons have signed a new charter vowing to combat salary inequality between men and women in Switzerland. Home affairs minister Alain Berset launched the salary equality charter on Tuesday to fight against discrimination in the workplace and promote the principle of equal pay for equal work. Representatives of ten cantons and 15 communes have signed the agreement, which concerns public administration bodies and companies engaged by the public sector. […] Despite equality being enshrined in Swiss law, women on average earn between 15 and 20 percent less than their male colleagues. …
  • I am Spartacus, and I am deplorable!

    09/10/2016 7:40:12 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 290 replies
    9/10/2016 | nikos1121
    I am proud to stand and say unashamedly and unabashedly that I am deplorable. Who else is deplorable? Stand up and be counted!
  • Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment

    08/04/2016 11:46:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Eugene Volokh
    On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.” Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a “slave trader & owner of slaves.” Complainant also...
  • Ginsburg: 'Cooler heads will prevail' on high court nominee

    09/07/2016 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 7:11 PM EDT | Sam Hananel
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she thinks “cooler heads will prevail” in the Senate, where Republican leaders are refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s high court nominee. Ginsburg told a group of students at Georgetown University Law Center that lawmakers should appreciate that a president can appoint justices anytime during his term.“The president is elected for four years, not three years, so the power he has in year three continues into year four,” she said. “And maybe our members of the Senate will wake up and appreciate that that’s how it should be.” …
  • Neighbors send racist letter to Kansas family: ‘This neighborhood does not need any blacks’

    09/07/2016 11:37:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    thegrio ^ | 08/24/2016
    A biracial family in Wichita, Kansas, was shocked when, on Monday, they were hit with an unsigned letter that said they were doing their neighborhood “a great disrespect” because of the presence of their children. “We have noticed there are some black children at your residence,” the note read. “Maybe you are running a daycare or these are your children. In either case, we have put our house for sale. This neighborhood does not need any blacks in it.” “There is a reason for saying the other side of the tracks. That is where these people belong. You have done...
  • Chicago’s homicide count for 2016 soars past 500 after violent Labor Day weekend

    09/06/2016 10:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2:00 PM | Reuven Blau
    The homicide count in Chicago has soared past 500 so far this year, exceeding the total number of murders for all of last year. The bloody death toll of 512 was reached after a violent holiday weekend where 65 people in the city were shot, 13 fatally, authorities said. The figure is a 20-year high.By contrast, there have been 409 homicides combined in New York and Los Angeles through late August. …
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Tim Kaine Dismisses Sanctuary Cities As a 'Phantom'

    09/02/2016 9:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Hillary Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) shrugged off the reality of sanctuary cities in an interview with CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, calling them a “phantom.” “When Donald Trump kind of goes after these phantom sanctuary cities and talks about how bad they are, basically what he’s going after is police chiefs. And I trust police chiefs, in terms of knowing what should be done to keep their communities safer — and police departments and mayors a lot more than I trust Donald Trump.” […] Trump repeatedly has criticized sanctuary cities on the campaign trail: “I have met...
  • Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,932,000

    09/02/2016 9:01:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:01 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Government employees in the United States outnumber manufacturing employees by 9,932,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal, state and local government employed 22,213,000 people in August, while the manufacturing sector employed 12,281,000. …
  • Georgetown University to give slave descendants priority for admission (Insanity!)

    09/01/2016 2:29:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies
    Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.
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    09/01/2016 11:18:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/29/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A recent study by a conservative think tank found that raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour would cost Michigan the equivalent of 281,000 full-time jobs in 2021. The wage raise would directly affect 37.4 percent of wage and salary workers in Michigan, said the study, which was conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. The study, titled “How $15-per-Hour Minimum Starting Wages Would Affect Each State,” also looked at the effect of raising the federal minimum wage, which covers fewer jobs than the state law. Raising the federal wage to $15 an hour would lead to an...
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    08/30/2016 8:17:45 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 78 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 30 August 2016 | Regina F. Graham and Clemence Michallon
    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter hit back at Comedy Central after she was the target of a brutal roasting session intended for Rob Lowe. Eight designated comedians and retired quarterback Peyton Manning teased Rob Lowe for his 1988 sex tape and some of his failed projects - but saved their most ferocious jokes for Coulter. Comedian David Spade acted as roast master during Saturday's taping, assisted by Manning, English comedian Jimmy Carr, SNL star Pete Davidson, stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser, singer Jewel, Karate Kid actor Ralph Macchio, former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle and Comedy Central roasts alum Jeff Ross. In...