Archive for the 'Social Justice & Advocacy' Category

CLEVELAND MAYORS GIVE AWAY CASH, THEN ASK
FOR MORE AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE AND

July 29th, 2016

Why does Cleveland need a hike in its local income tax? Answer: Decades of rare generosity to wealth. Call it Give Aways. All ways. Cleveland has mortgaged its future. Now it wants workers to pay the bills again. Back in the 1950s downtown property owners, among others, got a big tax break when state law […]

FAIR WINDS TO THE USNS HARVEY MILK (T-AO 206)…

July 29th, 2016

The United States Navy is poised to honor gay rights activist and the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk by naming the second ship in the John Lewis class, T-AO 206, the USNS Harvey Milk. According to Sam LaGrone, writing for the U.S. […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

July 29th, 2016

End Racism Xenophobia in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi… There are a number of stories and themes that I come back to again and again. My friend Eric Vessels once wrote that I do a consistently good job of following up, and Scene Magazine said that my daily posts remind the public of […]

ANOTHER DISCREDITED CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER…

July 28th, 2016

So, this morning I finally made time to reply to an opinion piece published last week in my local weekly—The North Royalton Post—by John Grom of Wadsworth. Grom repeated a flawed analysis, without proper attribution, of John Lovejoy’s attempt to discredit the well founded statistics that 97 percent of scientists who have expressed an opinion […]

CLEVELAND & HOUGH: A ’60s RECIPE FOR VIOLENCE

July 26th, 2016

In the summer of 1966, three American soldiers patrol Hue, Vietnam Cleveland, Ohio. There has been a lot of media coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Hough riots. But not much about causes or the real actors of that period. Nothing happens in a vacuum. It didn’t just happen because someone was denied a […]

DIGGING FOR GOLD IN THE DEEPENING BLOGPILE…

July 25th, 2016

Biggest US coal company funded dozens of climate denier groups saved 41 days ago. Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere forecast to shatter milestone saved 40 days ago. Trump bans Washington Post from officially covering his campaign saved 40 days ago. Mormon Secrets: What the Missionaries Don’t Tell saved 36 days ago. Banned Mormon Cartoon—EXTENDED VERSION […]

THE STENCH OF BIG CORAL…

July 24th, 2016

TIME TO SHOVEL OUT THE BLOGPILE…

July 24th, 2016

Taxpayers Really Do Subsidise Walmart’s Wage Bill saved 410 days ago. Why I Hate the Internet found so many readers saved 69 days ago. The Persuasion Reading List saved 69 days ago. Impossible To Ignore saved 67 days ago. Walmart milk plant gets $10.7 million tax breaks, ups job estimate saved 64 days ago. Let’s […]

A TOPIC OF PRAYER/THOUGHT THIS MORNING…?

July 24th, 2016

I wonder if Mike realizes that when he went all in for John Anderson in 1980 that he was one of the butterflies that helped to produce Hurricane Donald?

NUMBERS DON’T TELL LIES, LIARS TELL LIES…

July 24th, 2016

The ignorant, the disingenuous and people who make their living selling what other people produce fall may back on some form of the dictum: There are lies, damn lies and statistics whenever their pitch is challenged. Well, two out of three ain’t bad. To help the rest of us spot the frauds, David Spiegelhalter, the […]

SAUSAGE FROM THE MEAT GRINDER…

July 24th, 2016

DAVID DUKE IS RUNNING FOR THE U.S. SENATE…

July 24th, 2016

BLUE BLOOD: DANNY REAGAN VS. JAMIE REAGAN…

July 23rd, 2016

As a young second-class petty officer stationed in San Diego (living in Chula Vista, which borders on Mexico) I went south more than a few times. One trip, riding in the back of Bugsy Boatright’s yellow Toyota pickup, took me to Hunan’s in Ensenada. We were celebrating someone’s birthday and in the course of the […]

PUSH THROUGH THE CHILL AND FEEL THE BURN…

July 23rd, 2016

Miles Goodrich, writing for 350.org, emails: Friends, Watching the Republican National Convention unfold this week was chilling. In an often-ridiculous horror show, Republicans officially nominated a climate-denying racist for President and a puppet of the Koch brothers as his VP. They also introduced the most regressive, bigoted party platform this country has seen in decades, […]

RALPH NADER WRITES TO PRESIDENT OBAMA…

July 22nd, 2016

Ralph Nader, in An Open Letter to President Obama—Domestic Catastrophic Risk Demands Action Behind the Talk, writes to President Barack Hussein Obama: President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 July 22, 2016 Dear President Obama: As Senators, you and Joe Biden were leaders in highlighting the threat of America’s […]

OR HE WENT TO HARVARD LAWLESS SCHOOL…*

July 21st, 2016

*Harvard Lawless School…

HOW GETTING SOME PERSPECTIVE MIGHT WORK…

July 21st, 2016

There may be a benefit in living to Cleveland: we’re small enough (urban population: ~390,000), and far enough away from cool cities like Toronto, 292 miles; Chicago, 343 miles and New York, 464 miles, for non-Clevelanders to think the ideas we conceive to be abstract. Maybe. At least that’s what Oliver Burkeman suggested in Want […]

RALPH NADER KNOWS WHAT THE MEANING OF IS IS…

July 20th, 2016

Ralph Nader writes in Harvard Lawless School and You: Harvard Law School professors love to use hypotheticals in their classes. So let’s try one that they have not subjected their students to in its 200 years of storied history. What if the Law School split itself into two parts—each with different professors and students on […]

CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS US ALL UNEQUALLY…

July 20th, 2016

May Boeve from 350 emails: It’s hard to know what to do in times like these, with violence, xenophobia, and hate on the rise. As an organization dedicated specifically to working on climate change, we’ve really wrestled with how to engage with what feels like a historic moral and political moment. The climate crisis affects […]

LOUSY FEEDBACK AND A NEW WORD…

July 18th, 2016

Someone, probably a frustrated writer, once wrote: The most primal human urge is not to procreate, but rather to edit someone else’s copy. One-upmanship is part of our genes and, as Oliver Burkeman writes in The perils of feedback for The Guardian, even when we try to formalize the process, we suck. Too many managers […]

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