Archive for October 17th, 2015

October 17th, 2015 - 10:08 pm § in Politics

In Houston, it’s illegal for poor people to eat

In Houston, Texas, you can get a $500 ticket for feeding a homeless person. Or, if you’re the homeless person, you can be cited for digging through trash for food scraps (often called “dumpster diving”). Read the story here. America has a long history of criminalizing poverty, star[...]

October 17th, 2015 - 11:01 am § in Misc.

Hillary Clinton Pushes Change Allowing Shooting Victims To Sue Gun Makers In Wake Of Oregon Attack

 Clinton Makes Gun Makers Liablew for Their Products[...]

October 17th, 2015 - 10:12 am § in Misc.

Why the UW Faculty needs a union: A case where being unionized would have been helpful.

Sharona E. Gordon <> 2:22 PM (19 hours ago)   When I was negotiating for a position as an assistant professor at UW, I made sure my offer letter described the position as a “state line” position that would be tenure track. About two years after I started, I learned that I wa[...]

October 17th, 2015 - 9:20 am § in Misc.

Thumbs Up for Andrew Villeneuve

Tim Eyman’s Arch-Nemesis Is a Computer Nerd From Redmond If this were basketball instead of politics, Andrew Villaneuve plays a tight man-to-man defense on controversial antitax-initiative guru Tim Eyman. If Eyman says something in SEATTLEWEEKLY.COM[...]

October 17th, 2015 - 8:14 am § in Misc.

Seattle goes vaccine free

Only 81% of Seattle Kindergartners Have Been Vaccinated for Polio Robbie Gonzalez “That’s lower than the 2013 polio immunization rates for 1-year-olds in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Algeria, El Salvador, Guyana, Sudan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Yemen, among other countries, according to data from the[...]