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  • Despite a $174,000 salary, members of Congress do the job we elected them to do only “part time.” The rest of the time, they are chasing money for their re-election campaigns.
  • in a typical 10-hour day, they might dedicate three hours. In election cycles during the heat of battle, it might escalate to more than half of their time.
  • Members are now additionally “required” to raise money for “the party” and contribute to pools of funds at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC).

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Aug 22, 16

Remember the woman who sued McDonald's because she got burned from their coffee? Well, what the media got everyone to think is that it was a "frivolous lawsuit." But once you see pictures of her burns, you'll understand why she sued to get McDonald's to use safer lids & lower the temperature of their coffee, which was 180 degrees. She didn't sue at first. She asked McDonald's to pay for what Medicaid couldn't cover. When they didn't, she sued.

In one case, doctor's failed to perform a c-section and the twin deprived of oxygen was born with very serious mental and physical disabilities. The jury awarded around $5M in pain and suffering damages but was not told there was a cap. So the family only got $1.7M, $4M less than the cost of necessary surgeries, etc. Guess who picked up the tab? You, the taxpayer.

According to this film, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (which is not a gov't org) fights hard for tort reform, which would make it hard for average people to sue their employer or other companies. A third of all workers are bound into forced arbitration. You probably don't know you waived your right to sue when you signed a contract for a job, phone or credit card. That's because the company didn't use the words "mandatory arbitration" in the contract. They mail a separate notice on "important changes to your agreement" which has an arbitration clause that says if you use your phone, you agree to settle disputes via an arbiter chosen by the company. Only 10% of arbitration cases are won by the consumer. That's because arbitrators want repeat business from the company, not employee suing the company.

A 19-year old female Halliburton staff was raped by a co-worker in Iraq could not sue. The only reason she is able to go to court four years later is because of an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill introduced by Senator Al Franken and called the Jamie Leigh Jones bill, which prevents the government from contracting with companies who force arbitration on employees in rape, assault, harassment, wrongful imprisonment and discrimination claims.

Also, after you watch this, you won't trust any political ads. When you see an ad that says a judge is soft on crime. The real story may be that big business doesn't want a judge that fights for you (the consumer) to get re-elected. Big business even resorted to get him indicted on charges that were eventually dropped. So during those three years, he couldn't serve as a judge.

  • Proponents of gender-neutral language argue that the use of gender-specific language often implies male superiority or reflects an unequal state of society.[1][2] According to The Handbook of English Linguistics, generic masculine pronouns and gender-specific job titles are instances "where English linguistic convention has historically treated men as prototypical of the human species."[3] Proponents also argue that words that refer to women often devolve in meaning, frequently taking on sexual overtones.[4]
  • Studies of children, for instance, indicate that the words children hear affect their perceptions of the gender-appropriateness of certain careers.[6] Other research has demonstrated that men and women apply for jobs in more equal proportions when gender-neutral language is used in the advertisement, as opposed to the generic he or man.[7]
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    Others argue that the linguistic differentiation of women actually reflects women being "more" valued than men, not less.[11] Opponents of gender-neutral language often argue that proponents of gender-neutral language are impinging on the right of free expression and promoting censorship.[12] A few commentators do not disagree with the usage of gender-neutral language per se, but they do question the effectiveness of gender-neutral language in overcoming sexism.[13]

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  • In 2016, the estate tax rate is 40% and only applies to estates with a value greater than $5.45 million.
  • Proponents of the tax, including Hillary Clinton, argue that more estates should be subject to the tax and the threshold should be lowered from $5.45 million to $3.5 million. Opponents of the tax, including Donald Trump, argue that people who have paid income taxes their entire life should not be subject to another tax when they die.  
  • On March 16, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland as his choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate would not hold hearings or a vote on Justice Garland. Senator McConnell stated that the next Supreme Court justice should be nominated by the next President in 2017.

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  • May 3, 2016 by Lady Idos
  • an anti-LGBT bill, HB 2, was introduced in the North Carolina
  • in response to a bylaw that had been passed in Charlotte allowing transgender individuals to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.

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  • When researchers analyzed fifteen brands of common table salt bought at supermarkets across China, they found among the grains of seasoning micro-sized particles of the common water bottle plastic

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    More than 400 institutions and thousands of individuals have made commitments to divest
  • Use the list of financial services companies below to find funds, certificates of deposit, ETFs, and service providers

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  • Let’s start with all you HNWIs. (High Net Worth Individuals. They read this site, don’t they?)

     

    “I am filthy rich! What do I tell my financial planner?”

  • if you have less than half a million dollars to invest, your planner will hem and haw, and maybe not do it for you. If you have millions of dollars invested with them, there’s a good chance they’ll do whatever you say. If you have between $500 thousand and $2 million, you’re in the donut hole: Your planner might go for it, and they might not.

     

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Jul 23, 16

young women as young as 9 spend 3 days alone with a paid "hyena" who has unsafe sex with them.

Man who knows he has HIV still has sex with girls

  • In some remote southern regions of Malawi, it’s traditional for girls to be made to have sex with a paid sex worker known as a “hyena” once they reach puberty.
  • July 21, 2016
  • a form of ritual “cleansing”.

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  • Bruce Watson
  • 14 June 2016
  • It’s been a tough year for plastic recycling, and the culprit is oil.

     

    Over the past two years, petroleum prices have plummeted,

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  • I'd like to write for GOOD Magazine.

     

    Send your story pitch to submissions@goodinc.com to be considered for publication in GOOD Magazine or on the good.is website. We receive hundreds of submissions every week, so editors will only be able to respond to pitches they are considering for publication. Please allow two weeks for our review.

         

  • HP Everyday Glossy Photo Paper, can be recycled with other mixed paper and produce crisp, vivid images
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    Donate: If your photos are not of a personal or sensitive nature, you may be able to donate them to elementary schools, day cares or after-school programs in your area for use in craft projects.

  • As a last resort, try shredding your old photographs and using the remnants as packing material when shipping breakable items.

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    Most modern photographs are made with a chemical-free printing process

  • If your photograph tears in layers rather than cleanly ripping apart like pages in a magazine, you have an old-school photograph in your hands. If you see a clean tear, your photo was simply printed and isn’t contaminated with photographic chemicals.
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    To avoid contaminating your local recycling stream, do not put older photos into the recycling bin

  • most older photographs cannot be processed for recycling
  • Depending on where you live, those modern digital prints may or may not be safe for the blue bin.
  • how can you tell what kind of photograph you have in your hands and whether or not it can be recycled? Click through to the next page for Gellenbeck’s handy one-step tip.

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    • 1 pound green tomatoes, chopped
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    • 1/2 cup golden raisins
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    • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Simmer
  • in a small covered saucepan for 30 minutes

  • Blanch amaranth greens
  • Sauté
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  • 3. If you want Everyday Feminism to promote your project, please go to our Facebook page on Tuesday's at 4 pm EST and share a comment on your project on the "Talk Feminist Project Tues" post. That way it can be shared with all our Facebook fans.
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