Monthly Archives: October 2011

Confirmed – it’s the Organization – NOT the boys – that Boy Scouts of America protects

Just like the Catholic Church protecting itself and not its juvenile parishoners At the same time that their policy: . . .  has remained adamant about excluding openly gay people from becoming members or scout leaders because officials say allowing … Continue reading

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BNet.com Occupy This: Wall Street Pay Rises as Profits Fall

http://www.bnet.com/blog/financial-business/occupy-this-wall-street-pay-rises-as-profits-fall/16580?tag=fd-analysis4 What financial crisis? In 2010, a year when profits on Wall Street fell by more than half, the average salary for securities industry workers in New York City rose 16 percent, to more than $361,000. So much for New … Continue reading

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BNet.com – 13 best signs at OWS

http://www.bnet.com/blog/advertising-business/the-13-best-protest-signs-seen-at-occupy-wall-street/10368?pg=2&tag=content;drawer-container Some: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-obama-is-not.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-trickle.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-nero.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-goethe.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container and my favorite: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-private-profits.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container

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LATimes: Names of those opposing domestic partner law are given to the public – WA public disclosure trumps

For a skirmish, it was a big one, reaching at one point the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that the R-71 petitions were not exempt from Washington’s public disclosure law, which, unlike California’s, requires that names on petitions be made … Continue reading

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The Hill: Regulators impose limits on oil speculation

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/188239-market-regulators-impose-oil-speculation-curbs A divided Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted along party lines Tuesday to impose new restrictions on speculative trading in energy futures markets. The rules, required under last year’s Dodd-Frank law, are aimed at reigning in speculative Wall Street trading … Continue reading

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The Hill: Lightsquared and GPS can Coexist – debate over potential new national wireless broadband provider

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/188259-lightsquared-and-gps-can-coexist There is a fascinating debate playing out in Washington that will impact nearly every American. It is over whether the federal government should allow an upstart company called LightSquared to enter the telecom market as a new national wireless … Continue reading

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MoJo: America’s Atheist Warriors – Like Pat Tillman before them, up to 40,000 US soldiers don’t believe in God. Meet the man who would bring secular wisdom to their ranks.

On Wednesday, when the Army holds its 12th-annual Diversity Leadership Conference at West Point, gays and lesbians will be well represented for the first time. But so will another disparaged military minority: self-identified atheists and freethinkers in uniform, as many … Continue reading

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SFGate: Study: Cain tax plan raises taxes on 84 percent

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan would raise taxes on 84 percent of U.S. households, according to an independent analysis released Tuesday, contradicting claims by the Republican presidential candidate that most Americans would see a tax cut. The Tax Policy Center, … Continue reading

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Solyndra probe: an example of karma at work? or did Cheney’s ‘zone of autonomy’ only apply to GOP Pres & VP

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/17/1027344/-GOPs-Solyndra-Probe-Hits-the-Cheney-Roadblock?detail=hide But Ruemmler said the investigators’ request for all internal White House communications about Solyndra — dating back to the first day of the Obama administration — “implicates long-standing and significant institutional Executive Branch confidentiality interests.” “Encroaching upon these important … Continue reading

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American Prospect: (Pre-)Occupied – Why isn’t the Fed doing more to shore up the economy? By Matthew Yglesias | October 14, 2011

If 9 percent of Ben Bernanke’s friends were unemployed, I bet his hair would be on fire.   If 9 percent of Richard Fischer’s friends were unemployed, he wouldn’t be criticizing Bernanke from the right. But they’re not. Key decision-makers throughout … Continue reading

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