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Georgia's Permit Rules Keep Ex-Cons Jobless

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Washington Informer

Some 50,000 blacks in the state are barred by law from working in 20 occupations that require a professional license because of prior criminal convictions, unable to even apply for government approval to cut hair, mow lawns or unclog drains.

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"TPP Ignorance" merits its own Facebook Page

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I've created a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TPPIgnorance, to have a central place for posting about the appalling level of ignorance regarding TPP. Read more about "TPP Ignorance" merits its own Facebook Page

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350.org signs anti-TPP letter, threatens to hold its breath until it turns blue

Wondering what the 350.org folks are doing to abort TPA, I checked out their website, after ascertaining that they signed onto the the anti-TPP letter that has 2009 group signatories. Read more about 350.org signs anti-TPP letter, threatens to hold its breath until it turns blue

Latest US Crucifixion of a Conscience-Possessor, POW Bergdahl

The Pentagon has decided to bring desertion and misbehavior charges against the former 5-year Afghanistan POW Bowe Bergdahl. The Wall Street Journal at one point published a commentary demanding a firing squad punish him. Right wing political and media operatives are still doing all they can to “swift boat” him, organizing and manipulating some of Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers.

One more Orwellian act from the ethical freakshow that is America. Read more about Latest US Crucifixion of a Conscience-Possessor, POW Bergdahl

Return of the Firing Squad!!! WTF???

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In “The firing squad returns to America” Barry Grey rails against the re-institutionalization of the firing squad for capital punishment in the state of Utah this week.

How is this systematized sadism and violence to be explained? Can we expect to see demands for the return of other practices? What about drawing and quartering, evisceration, garroting?

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C. Douglas Mcmillon leadership FAIL

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The Republican Plan To Sabotage The Food Stamp Program

House Republicans are set to unveil a budget on Tuesday morning that will reportedly slice over a hundred billion dollars out of the food stamps program over the coming decade.

Once Again w/ UN Veto US Dooms Palestine & Pisses on Intl Law

On December 31, 2014 the US in the UN Security Council voted against a resolution to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem by 2017 and for a “comprehensive peace deal” to be reached by the end of 2015. Read more about Once Again w/ UN Veto US Dooms Palestine & Pisses on Intl Law

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Prosecutorial Discretion: Plenty for Me; But None for Thee

Republican “strategists,” Party functionaries, and Congresspeople, are saying, with considerable emotion and rage, that the President's Executive Order allowing undocumented immigrants goes beyond presidential authority under the Constitution in the areas of law enforcement and prosecutorial discretion, claiming that he must enforce the law without bias, in a manner consistent with his oath to uphold the Constitution. They've made similar claims in relation to his decision to delay for one year the requirement that employers with over 50 employees provide health care coverage or pay penalties, and have now gone to court to get relief from this “horrible” action relieving the financial burden on one of the Republicans supposed favorite constituencies, non-small businesses.

On the other hand, the President's unwillingness to investigate, prosecute and seek convictions against: Read more about Prosecutorial Discretion: Plenty for Me; But None for Thee

2014 Election & Plutocratic Psychopathy

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Barry Grey and Patrick Martin in “The US elections and the American plutocracy” declare that the Democratic and Republican parties agree on austerity, government spying, tax breaks for the rich and war.

Hunger, homelessness, joblessness, Detroit’s bankruptcy are not worth seriously addressing by either of them in this election cycle. Read more about 2014 Election & Plutocratic Psychopathy

RFK’s son, hasbarist chair of the Trustees at the University of Illinois, on firing Salaita over tweets

Christopher Kennedy is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated senator and Democratic presidential candidate. Christopher Kennedy is chairman of the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees, politically appointed by Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. Kennedy has also acted as a fundraiser for Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates. Read more about RFK’s son, hasbarist chair of the Trustees at the University of Illinois, on firing Salaita over tweets

The Intercept publishes Obama's manual for pre-crime, otherwise known as "Watchlisting Guidance"

These people are out of their minds. Here's how a "nominator" puts you on the terraist watchlist. This is the actual government prose:

“To meet the REASONABLE SUSPICION standard, the NOMINATOR, based on the totality of the circumstances, must rely upon articulable intelligence or information which, taken together with rational inferences from those facts, reasonably warrants a determination that an individual is known or suspected to be or has been knowingly engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to TERRORISM and/or TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.”

Shorter: If the nominator thinks it's a good idea. Maybe because they guys in the office were passing round some sex photos and wanted more. Read more about The Intercept publishes Obama's manual for pre-crime, otherwise known as "Watchlisting Guidance"

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Sliding towards an entirely foreseeable and preventable tragedy

Militias move forward on Texas border, leader's background emerges

The militia groups has set up a "command post" in Von Ormy, about 20 miles south of downtown San Antonio, Davis told KRGV on Tuesday. Von Ormy Mayor Art Martinez de Vara did not immediately return a request for comment.

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