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November 19th, 2016 - 11:49 am § in America

Gettysburg

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS: Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived an[...]

November 19th, 2016 - 10:55 am § in The Ave Scene

WWSD AFTER TRUMP

Afer campaigning for a year against Mrs. Clinton, Seattle Trotskyite City Council person … wants us to boycott Trump’s election[...]

November 19th, 2016 - 9:20 am § in Misc.

The Battle of Mosul

IRAQI TROOPS FACE STIFF RESISTANCE FROM IS IN EASTERN MOSULMOSUL, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi troops faced stiff resistance Saturday from Islamic State militants as they pushed deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition, a senior military commander said[...]

November 19th, 2016 - 4:06 am § in Misc.

Susan Goding on Proportional Voting

Howard Dean’s Oped in the NY Times Promotes Ranked Choice Voting. The headline makes it seem like a proportional voting is a narrower issue than it really is. Proportional voting would create more partisan and racial diversity on city and county council and school boards. District elections ma[...]

November 19th, 2016 - 1:20 am § in Misc.

The Bigger Threat to Labor: ROBOTS

Foxconn has deployed 40,000 robots in its factories in mainland China as it aims to reduce the number of workers at its plants creating digital devices. Dai Chia-peng, general manager of the automation technology development committee of Foxconn, said during an interview with local Chinese media tha[...]