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  • What's up: Thursday afternoon
    Exit polls found that 62% of Democrats voting said they never attend any sort of religious event. For Republicans the figure was 35%. […]
  • Neil Young starts Starbucks boycott over GMO suit
    Rolling Stone - Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he's boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company's involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont's new requirements to label genetically modified ingredients."I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but […]
  • The art of the counter-boycott
    Jesse Walker, Reason - Palermo, the largest city in Sicily, is at the heart of mafia country. In the past, trade association surveys have shown that about 80 percent of the town's shops were paying pizzo. But now more than 900 Sicilian firms, a majority of them in Palermo, are publicly refusing to give money to the mob, thanks to one of the most remarka […]
  • What's up: Thursday morning
    Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials sayThe Green Party of Germany announced that a coalition agreement […]
  • Bank of North Dakota outperforms Wall Street
    Counterpunch - While 49 state treasuries were submerged in red ink after the 2008 financial crash, one state’s bank outperformed all others and actually launched an economy-shifting new industry.  So reports the Wall Street Journal, discussing the Bank of North Dakota and its striking success in the midst of a national financial collapse led by the major ban […]
  • Oaklanders find rank choice voting easy
    East Bay Express - In the weeks before the November 4 election, numerous news stories in the mainstream press focused on whether ranked choice voting was too complicated for Oakland voters to understand. At one point, Governor Jerry Brown, an Oakland resident and a longtime opponent of RCV, called the voting system "complexifying." But results of t […]
  • Jeb Bush on America's public schools
    The system we have today with over 13,000 government-run, politicized, unionized monopolies is probably not the best governance model for 2014 and going forward. - Jeb Bush […]
  • How to get out of jail free
    There seems to be no end to the chutzpah of the big banks. They brazenly break the law and then pay growing but still quite affordable penalties to get out of their legal jeopardy. The latest examples have just been reported by the New York Times. The front page of the newspaper has a blood-boiling story on how the likes of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America an […]
  • Maryland preachers trade lower taxes for "green" sermons
    Washington Post - The news was as welcome to the group of Prince George’s County pastors as a plague of locusts: Maryland’s controversial “stormwater remediation fee” applied to all property owners, including houses of worship. Depending on the acreage, churches faced a tax of hundreds, even thousands of dollars.After months of negotiation with county enviro […]
  • Global news links
    NEWS Foreign affairs Stats Bilderberg Minutes of the Wannsee conference COUNTRIES Afghanistan Africa Balkans Britain China Europe Haiti Ukraine Venezuela MID EAST Phone app to boycott Israel Time to stop being afraid of Israel Hidden reason Israel wants Gaza under its control The case for the Iraq war told entirely in official lies Preserving a Jewish state […]
  • Pocket paradigms
    Peace is a state without violence, interrogations, and moats. Peace is a state of reciprocity, of trust, of empirically based confidence that no one is about to do you in. It exists not because of intrinsic goodness or rampant naiveté but because of a common, implicit understanding that that it works for everyone.  - Sam Smith […]
  • Word: Lawyers
    99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. - Steven Wright Lawyer - One skilled in the circumvention of the law - Ambrose Bierce There was a trial lawyer in Texas who stole from the rich and gave approximately half to the poor. -- Jim Hightower […]
  • Going for the gold
    From 50 years of our overstocked archives  WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, 1994: To most spectators of the Lillehammer Olympic opening ceremony, the things that stood out were the skiing fiddlers, unruly reindeer, and kings swathed in GoreTex. But as the parade of nations passed the reviewing stand, Sam Smith, die-hard [DC] statehood advocate, full-time rabble rouser […]
  • What's up: Wednesday afternoon
    How to improve your court systemNYC to blanket the city in free public Wi-Fi with 10,000 stations   While it’s true that the State Department estimates that 42,100 jobs — many only tangentially related to the pipeline — will be created during its two years of construction, they’re almost all temporary, and include 10,400 seasonal positions that will only las […]
  • Colorado students boycott standardized tests
    Daily Camera, CO - More than 1,500 Boulder Valley high-school students -- 84 percent of the district's seniors -- refused to take the state's new science and social studies tests  in a widespread protest against how much classroom time is devoted to standardized testing.At Boulder's Fairview High, nine out of 530 eligible seniors took the test […]