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The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.

reminds me of the saying “Every Republican is one bad situation away from becoming a Democrat”

The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality

robertreich:

“You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday.

He was referring to American corporations now busily acquiring foreign companies in order to become non-American, thereby reducing their U.S. tax…

The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality

robertreich:

“You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday.

He was referring to American corporations now busily acquiring foreign companies in order to become non-American, thereby reducing their U.S. tax…

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Congressman Suggests Having Pool Installed To Aid GOP’s Issa With Witch Hunts

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Congressman Suggests Having Pool Installed To Aid GOP’s Issa With Witch Hunts

Rep. Cardenas (R-CA)

Rep. Cardenas (R-CA)

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) has a hilarious tongue-in-cheek suggestion for Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) continued red herring investigations. In a recent press release, Cardenas called for a “committee room pool” to make it easier to determine if an individual may be a witch. He made the claim that the increased efficiency will save money — and isn’t that what the GOP is…

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canisfamiliaris:

Ah! The conclusion.

(Source: sandandglass, via recall-all-republicans)

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Coal prank activist avoids jail | Green Left Weekly

amodernmanifesto:

Anti-coal activist Jonathan Moylan was sentenced at a hearing of the Supreme Court in Sydney on July 25. He was sentenced to one year and eight months imprisonment, but was released immediately on a two-year good behaviour bond with $1000 surety.

Moylan was charged under the Corporations Act for issuing a press release on ANZ letterhead saying the bank had withdrawn its $1.2 billion loan facility from Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Project on environmental and ethical grounds. Whitehaven’s share price temporarily fell before quickly recovering.

The judge noted that charges laid under the Corporations Act are usually for “personal gain”, that in this instance it was not the case and that any sentence imposed must be of a severity to match the nature of the offence.

He said that Moylan is “not a criminal in the classic sense” and therefore doesn’t need rehabilitation. In deciding the sentence he was mindful that there was a “need for a specific deterrence” and that the prank was successful in drawing media attention to the issue. He was satisfied that Moylan didn’t plan the drop in the Whitehaven share price and believed the hoax would be uncovered quickly.

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