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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A first-of-its-kind study being released Wednesday refutes the premise that the state's transgender antidiscrimination law threatens public safety, finding no relation between public transgender bathroom access and crimes that occur in bathrooms. Researchers at the Williams Institute, a think tank focused on gender identity at the UCLA School of Law, examined restroom crime reports in Massachusetts cities of similar size and comparable demographics and found no increase in crime and no difference between cities that had adopted transgender policies and those that had not. The data were collected for a minimum of two years before a statewide antidiscrimination law took effect in 2016. read more


Friday, September 07, 2018

When President Donald Trump nominates a justice to the Supreme Court on Monday night, he will be carrying out the agenda of a small, secretive network of extremely conservative Catholic activists already responsible for placing three justices (Alito, Roberts, and Gorsuch) on the high court. And yet few people know who they are -- until now.


Saturday, September 01, 2018

Republican officials from 16 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that a transgender woman who was fired after coming out to her boss was unlawfully discriminated against, and rule that federal civil rights law does not provide protections on the basis of gender identity. In March, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 in favor of Aimee Stephens, who was fired from a Detroit funeral home in 2013 after informing her employer that she was transgender and beginning her transition. The court ruled that Title VII protects transgender workers and that an employer's religious beliefs cannot be used to justify discrimination. "The unrefuted facts show that the Funeral Home fired Stephens because she refused to abide by her employer's stereotypical conception of her sex," Judge Karen Nelson Moore wrote for the court. read more


Thursday, August 30, 2018

In a colorful decision that managed to invoke the Boston Tea Party, Lady Macbeth and Jesus of Nazareth, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that feeding the homeless is "expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment." The decision revives a challenge brought by a local chapter of Food Not Bombs, which sued Fort Lauderdale, Florida for requiring a permit to share food in public parks. Thanks to the city's ordinance, Fort Lauderdale has become infamous for cracking down on compassion. In 2014, police arrested a 90-year-old man and two ministers who were simply trying to share food with the homeless. "


Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Progressives are typically linked to higher intellectual capacity. But if you can't tell that republicans are far more harmful to you and your priorities than imperfect dems are, you make all progressives look stupid simply by claiming to be one.
And this is coming from a fellow clinton-hater and passionate sanders supporter.
I'm just not stupid enough to say dems are as bad for the world as repubs.

#322 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-09-17 07:20 PM | FLAG:

www.politico.com

Why Some of the Smartest Progressives I Know Will Vote for Trump over Hillary
Even on Wall Street, a powerful Sanders contingent so hates what Clinton stands for -- the status quo -- they'll pull the lever for almost anyone else.

By YVES SMITH June 01, 2016

Why do progressives reject Hillary Clinton? The highly educated, high-income, finance-literate readers of my website, Naked Capitalism, don't just overwhelmingly favor Bernie Sanders. They also say "Hell no!" to Hillary Clinton to the degree that many say they would even vote for Donald Trump over her.

And they don't come by these views casually. Their conclusions are the result of careful study of her record and her policy proposals. They believe the country can no longer endure the status quo that Clinton represents -- one of crushing inequality, and an economy that is literally killing off the less fortunate -- and any change will be better. One reader writes:

To be sure, not all of my Sanders-supporting readers would vote for Trump. But only a minority would ever vote for Clinton, and I'd guess that a lot of them would just stay home if she were the nominee. Many of my readers tend to be very progressive, and they have been driven even further in that direction by their sophisticated understanding of the inequities of Wall Street, especially in the run-up to and the aftermath of the financial crisis, when no senior executives went to jail, the biggest banks got bigger, and Hillary paid homage to Goldman Sachs. True progressives, as opposed to the Vichy Left, recognize that the Clintons only helped these inequities along. They recognize that, both in the 1990s and now, the Clintons do not and have never represented them. They believe the most powerful move they can take to foster change is to withhold their support.

OOPSIE DAISY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.politico.com

Why Does the Left Hate Hillary?
She appeared to lose her faith in progressive policies after her shattering defeat over health care in 1993.

So how did we arrive at a place today where, to some on the left, she is "the candidate of the war machine" with a "deeply pro-corporate ideology" who is "building on the legacy of Ronald Reagan." How does one go from a symbol of women's equality and battler of corporate interests to being perceived as the personification of the corrupt intersection of corporations and government?

The short answer is her record, and her husband's. Clinton's 2002 vote in the Senate to authorize an invasion of Iraq was the first big crack in her bond with the Democratic base. Her 2008 presidential campaign further alienated anti-war voters when she criticized President Barack Obama's pledge to meet with leaders of rogue states in his first year. She fed the perception of a craven, calculating politician when she gave a convoluted answer on whether undocumented immigrants should get driver's licenses. When Wall Street shenanigans tanked the global economy, Bill Clinton's deregulation policies were fingered, and her ties to the financial industry were put under the microscope.

www.globalresearch.ca

The Pentagon Black Budget: $21 Trillion Dollars Gone Missing

MY WORDS FOLLOW

Then people gripe about spending 11 more trillion to help people. We're so screwed up mentally it's not even funny.

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