Archive for July 2nd, 2015

July 2nd, 2015 - 5:48 pm § in Uncategorized

Sanders draws 10,000 people to Madison campaign rally

The last time Scott Walker got that big a crowd in his own capital, they were against him. Pro-Sanders crowd: Anti-Walker crowd:[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 4:56 pm § in Misc.

Can sisters get married now?

Surely not. Setting aside the religious significance marriage has for some people (but not others), a legal marriage confers survivorship, inheritance, and tax benefits that can have a major impact on the individuals involved. These rights and benefits are available only to people who enter into mar[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 4:21 pm § in Politics

Compliance with Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling is spotty

It’s still early in the game, and resistance is to be expected, but if foot-dragging becomes defiance then legal actions will be necessary to enforce the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. People who violate the civil rights of others don’t change their behavior just because[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 12:24 pm § in Misc.

Crazy Palestinian-American activist advocates death for non-Christians to defend society from “evil” people

Theodore Shoebat is an anti-Muslim, anti-gay, anti-feminist activist who apparently wants to kill most of humanity. His dad, Whalid Shoebat, supports himself as a “terrorism expert” by peddling a fake story via books, speeches, and TV appearances that he’s an ex-Palestinian terrori[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 8:57 am § in Misc.

Will Unions FINALLY Organize The New Digital Workforce?

The decision by Salon employees, announced in a press release by the union Thursday, suggests that Gawker’s high-profile union campaign may indeed have a domino effect in new media, which is generally a union-free world at the moment. A statement signed by all 26 editorial employees said that [...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 8:16 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle loses 160 units of low income housing in fight over right to work.

“Certainly, the politics were part of the issue,”  David Thyer, president of Seattle-based R.C. Hedreen & Co. (story based on article in Puget Sound Business Journal) The fight is over the right to form a union.  In addition to the 160 low income housing units, there would have bee[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 1:37 am § in Uncategorized

A Rational View of ISIS: Israeli General

ISIS is ‘not strong,’ could be defeated ‘within two days’ – ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak The Islamic State militant group that has been terrorizing the Middle East with its yet greatest offense for over a year, is “not strong,” former Israli PM Ehud Barak told RT. With a proper coo[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 1:16 am § in America

Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act

The act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Recons[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 12:29 am § in Misc.

Episcopal Church approves same-sex weddings

After four decades of debate, the Episcopal Church’s governing bodies have approved religious weddings for same-sex couples, becoming the third major U.S. Protestant denomination to do so, after the United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church. Click here for story.[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 12:02 am § in Misc.

The Greek crisis: A primer

Why is Greece insolvent? “In 2010 and 2011, mainly German and French banks in pursuit of high profits made massive loans to Greek firms.  When the banks recognized that this was a high risk, they were bailed out … by transferring the debt from the banks to the public institutions like[...]