December 2, 1970 was the last time a Republican created something that benefits the greater good of society. Seriously, it's been over forty years since any Republican has successfully enacted legislation that is based on scientific data, also known as reality. Richard M. Nixon created the EPA in 1970 which marks the last time the party behaved responsibly by utilizing data from climate scientists and attempting to clean up our environment. Their actions ever since have been an attempt to pollute indiscriminately. read more
Lead card reader, séance and sorceress extraordinaire, Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says "I'm not a hater, I just follow the Bible".
He then goes to quote some convienent gibber jabber as proof of his purity.
Which begs the question; so then where is his beard, then?
When Hobby Lobby filed its case against Obamacare's contraception mandate, its retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in funds with stakes in contraception makers, Mother Jones reports. Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012 -- three months after the company's owners filed their lawsuit -- show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions.
According to a recent study by Ookla Speedtest, the U.S. ranks a shocking 31st in the world in terms of average download speeds. The leaders in the world are Hong Kong at 72.49 Mbps and Singapore on 58.84 Mbps. And America? Averaging speeds of 20.77 Mbps, it falls behind countries like Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Uruguay. Its upload speeds are even worse. Globally, the U.S. ranks 42nd with an average upload speed of 6.31 Mbps, behind Lesotho, Belarus, Slovenia, and other countries you only hear mentioned onJeopardy. So how did America fall behind? How did the country that literally invented the internet -- and the home to world-leading tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook, Google, and Cisco -- fall behind so many others in download speeds? read more
Executives at Volkswagen met last night to discuss the closure of a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee after workers there voted to reject the formation of a worker's council through joining the United Autoworkers Union (UAW). The closure of the plant will cost an estimated 13,000 jobs.
Following intense conservative campaigning against the prospect of workers in the state joining a union, Bernd Osterloh, speaking for Volkswagen, said that the company would look to other parts of the US for opening new plants in the future:
The conservatives stirred up massive, anti-union sentiments. It's possible that the conclusion will be drawn that this interference amounted to unfair labor praxis." read more