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PORTLAND, ME — The campaign against the Living Wage ordinance appearing on Portland ballots this Nov 3rd has begun.
Business owners have raised over $100,000 to defeat a local referendum that would lift workers out of poverty by raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019.
I have a life you know.
Anyway I was part of this conference at the U.N. before they cleaned all the smoke off the walls and after the thrill of sitting in actual Ambassador chairs (Zimbabwe!) it was time for our box lunch (that's what they call a stale ham and cheese sandwich, a bag of potato chips, and a rather decrepit looking apple when they stuff it in a box).
Fortunately the soda was fresh and they had some club which was good enough for me before I went all low sodium (remember to order seltzer) because I don't much like the sweet stuff. Read more about Why Jane Curtin Hates Me
William Hanna in “Hypocrisy, Double Standards, and the Politicisation of Genocide” explains that in 1998 120 states of the international community adopted the Rome Statute which established a legal basis for establishing an International Criminal Court (ICC).
The U.S. and Israel signed the ICC accord in 2000. They have since withdrawn and opposed the ICC because the political leaders of both do not wish to be judged according to a “global standard of justice.” Read more about The Politicization of Genocide
Zaid Jilani for Al Jazeera America has written a very disturbing article entitled “The Clintons web of wealth/Where did Bill and Hillary get all their money?”
Hillary Clinton has been making noises lately that she knows what it is like to have money stress. That she and her husband were “dead broke” when they left the White House and they were forced to give six figure a piece speeches. Read more about Bill & Hillary’s 6-Figure Speeches NOT for Personality!
Re-POST from July 14, 2011, my sentiments re-inspired by Obama's Ft. Hood memorial disingenuousness this week:
Empathy-challenged (war criminal) Obama is pretending he cares about military suicides.
I waited a few days to write this to see if my intensely bitter reaction to Obama's last week’s press conference would subside. It has not. In fact reading about the pride some progressives feel about Obama’s shamelessly hypocritical grandstanding sickens me even further. Read more about RE-POST: Obama Pretends to Care About Military Suicides
Maybe you received an email petition from change.org in the weeks before the 2014 Super Bowl demanding that the owners of its team participants -- Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos -- commit to pay their cheerleaders a living wage.
And they didn’t. Commit, that is. Read more about NFL Cheerleaders' Pay Akin to Bangladesh Garment Workers'!
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program a/k/a “SNAP” a/k/a “food stamps” is about to be DRASTICALLY slashed on November 1st.
I wonder how our President and our Congress members can look themselves in the mirror each day.
Our media spokespeople don’t like to concern themselves with poverty and hunger, either, which enables the callousness of the politicians. Talk of poverty, of hunger, bums out their viewers and makes their corporate sponsors uneasy. Read more about Food Stamp Families to Lose 16 Meals a Month
I read this past week that a poll revealed that 4 out of 5 Americans are economically insecure.
I also read that Obama is seriously thinking of bringing back one of the US-economy wrecking balls, Larry Summers, to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman in January.
Of course Obama is.
William Greider in "No More Second Chances for Larry Summers" confessed that when he heard rumors of Obama’s intention to nominate Summers he dismissed it all as a sick joke. He writes: Read more about Obama’s BFF Larry Summers is Also Wall Street’s
The Observer’s ten-year US correspondent Paul Harris recently wrote a thoughtful article entitled “From hope to fear: the broken promises of Barack Obama.” Here is his summation: Read more about Paul Harris: Portrait of Our President
”. . . we’d all agree that deficits make us poorer if they crowd out investment spending — which they would if the economy were near full employment, but won’t if we’re deeply depressed. All we have to do is realize that net foreign investment — purchases minus sales of assets from and to foreigners — is also a form of investment. Or to put it a bit more simply, sure, budget deficits can make us poorer as a nation if they lead to bigger trade deficits.”
Italy outlaws 'you don't have the balls'
"It took a trial and two appeals. But now Italians know where they stand.
They may think it. They may mutter it. But, on pain of a hefty fine, they must not say it."
Oregon man sentenced to jail for collecting rain water
"Gary Harrington, an Oregon man, will be spending a month in jail, after being convicted on nine misdemeanor charges. His crime? "Illegally" collecting rain water on his own property. "
As the song says "Take you a glass of water Read more about Silliness knows no national or continetal boundaries