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March 31st, 2015 - 5:14 pm § in Misc.

Retraction

Today, I have retracted an article I posted last November about Seattle Times marketing practices as a result of information reported by news media today. You can read the original article and retraction here.[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 2:45 pm § in America, Jefferson

Nigeria!

Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria may have held its first true, fair election 55 years after Great Britain granted the Federation of Nigeria full independence as a constitutional democracy including three the country’s  three quite distinct regions. What a great event!  As one of my friends 50[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 2:14 pm § in Misc.

Arkansas motel boss fires maid for liking minimum wage hike

“On February 17, Washington Post reporter Chico Harlan published an article on what happens to communities after a small minimum wage hike. Harlan focused his piece on Shanna Tippen, a 43-year-old mother of two who earned the minimum wage at a Days Inn and Suites in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Tippe[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 1:26 pm § in Politics

Bigotry Beat: Florida GOP legislator goes Indiana one better

Jason Brodeur (R-Nuts) is no stranger to controversy. In 2011, in the wake of the massacre that killed 6 people and wounded Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords and a dozen others, Brodeur introduced a bill in the Florida legislature that would subject any doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist w[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 11:14 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Indiana bigots inadvertently legalize pot

“In a classic case of ‘unintended consequences,’ the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for the establishment of the First Church of Cannabis in the Hoosier State,” Raw Story reports. “While Governor Mike Pence [...]

March 31st, 2015 - 9:11 am § in Misc.

Poor overtaxed corporations

“Tax collections from individual Americans last year reached their highest share of the U.S. economy in seven years while corporate tax revenue again lagged historical averages, a new congressional report showed on Monday. … As large companies clamor for tax code reforms aimed at reduci[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 9:00 am § in Misc.

Iran Refuses to Sign Treaty with Texas

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March 31st, 2015 - 8:32 am § in Misc.

The Freedom to Read The Torah

Bibi Netanyahu has told heads of the haredi political parties that women will not be allowed to read from the Torah at the wiling wall. WoW won the right to pray at the Western Wall in accordance with their own practices, such as wearing prayer shawls and tefillin, which in Orthodox Judaism is d[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 8:32 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Portraits of a rightwing freak

When a few pictures are worth countless words …[...]