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Wed Jul 30
Could federal appellate ruling impact Louisiana abortion clinics?—-A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that would have shuttered the state’s only abortion clinic.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tPC/5257572c

Could federal appellate ruling impact Louisiana abortion clinics?
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A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that would have shuttered the state’s only abortion clinic.

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In pictures: Gaza hit after ‘heaviest night’http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tPn/5257572c

In pictures: Gaza hit after ‘heaviest night’

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“Somebody needs to say a good word for slavery. Where in the world are the Negroes better off today than in America?”— Jack Kershaw, League of the South board member, 1998It’s nice to know Republicans are so patriotic, you know, like Maryland Republican Michael Peroutka, who happens to be a buddy of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, and who is running for a seat on the Anne Arundel, Maryland, county council. #Racismhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tPm/5257572c

“Somebody needs to say a good word for slavery. Where in the world are the Negroes better off today than in America?”
Jack Kershaw, League of the South board member, 1998

It’s nice to know Republicans are so patriotic, you know, like Maryland Republican Michael Peroutka, who happens to be a buddy of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, and who is running for a seat on the Anne Arundel, Maryland, county council.

#Racism

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Tue Jul 29
In 2003, the inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992. Fast-forward 10 years: that figure is down to a mere $56,335.Ordinary Americans got 36 percent poorer in just a decade.The Great Recession and the bursting of the housing bubble did their damage, but a long list of additional factors have helped funnel money out of the hands of regular Americans and into the pockets of the rich, including deregulation, high unemployment and job insecurity, the shareholder value trend in which corporations focus on manipulating stock prices while throwing workers under the bus, the reduced influence of unions, the shredding of the social safety net, privatization, and tax structures which favor the rich.And once the inequality train leaves the station, it only gathers speed until something stops it. As Thomas Piketty has recently emphasized, the rich get richer faster than you and me because of the rate of return on their wealth. #Economics   #Politicshttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tzd/5257572c

In 2003, the inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992. Fast-forward 10 years: that figure is down to a mere $56,335.

Ordinary Americans got 36 percent poorer in just a decade.

The Great Recession and the bursting of the housing bubble did their damage, but a long list of additional factors have helped funnel money out of the hands of regular Americans and into the pockets of the rich, including deregulation, high unemployment and job insecurity, the shareholder value trend in which corporations focus on manipulating stock prices while throwing workers under the bus, the reduced influence of unions, the shredding of the social safety net, privatization, and tax structures which favor the rich.

And once the inequality train leaves the station, it only gathers speed until something stops it. As Thomas Piketty has recently emphasized, the rich get richer faster than you and me because of the rate of return on their wealth.

#Economics   #Politics

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In a ruling that raises the stakes for numerous fast food worker efforts, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer said on Tuesday that McDonald’s Corp. is responsible for the actions of the owner-operator franchisees who run the vast majority of its stores.The arrangements McDonald’s makes with its franchisees have long been understood to insulate the corporation from worker lawsuits. Because the buck stopped with individual owner-managers rather than with at the company’s Illinois headquarters, worker lawsuits and unionization efforts were limited in scope and unable to seek remedies from the company’s $5.6 billion in annual corporate profits.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8txq/5257572c

In a ruling that raises the stakes for numerous fast food worker efforts, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer said on Tuesday that McDonald’s Corp. is responsible for the actions of the owner-operator franchisees who run the vast majority of its stores.
The arrangements McDonald’s makes with its franchisees have long been understood to insulate the corporation from worker lawsuits. Because the buck stopped with individual owner-managers rather than with at the company’s Illinois headquarters, worker lawsuits and unionization efforts were limited in scope and unable to seek remedies from the company’s $5.6 billion in annual corporate profits.

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Israel Steps Up Airstrikes in Gaza as International Cease-Fire Efforts Stumble—-A strike on the only electricity plant in Gaza threatened a deeper crisis, while diplomacy continued on many fronts.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8txd/5257572c

Israel Steps Up Airstrikes in Gaza as International Cease-Fire Efforts Stumble
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A strike on the only electricity plant in Gaza threatened a deeper crisis, while diplomacy continued on many fronts.

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Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague—-Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply stated that climate change is real, citing various reasons and conspiracies. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided a thorough debunking.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tk2/5257572c

Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague
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Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply stated that climate change is real, citing various reasons and conspiracies. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided a thorough debunking.

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If posting these images bothers you more than the fact that your tax dollars are funding the slaughter of hundreds of Gaza children, then you really need to re-examine your humanity.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tju/5257572c

If posting these images bothers you more than the fact that your tax dollars are funding the slaughter of hundreds of Gaza children, then you really need to re-examine your humanity.

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