Category: Social Justice

Wisconsin Republicans Push for 7-Day Work Week

Article courtesy of The Raw Story – Wisconsin Republicans propose 7-day work week at behest of business lobby (via Raw Story ) A pair of Republican legislators in Wisconsin are circulating a draft of a bill that would allow a 7-day work week for the state’s workers. According to the Stephen Points Journal newspaper, the two lawmakers are floating the bill on behalf of...

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Anonymous Hacks Supremacy Site to Say “Good Night, White Pride”

Hackers identifying themselves as part of  activist group Anonymous (is that an oxymoron?) have breached a white-supremacy website, and left a message of equality. I’m not promoting hacking — but if you’re going to do it, this is the most awesome way. White supremacists (or anyone else) who log on to the website, the official site of the Nationalist Movement, will be greeted with the heading “Hitler Had One Testicle,” a logo saying “Good Night White Pride,” and some choice words about the ugliness of hatred.  I don’t know how long the hacker handiwork will be up, but it’s pretty...

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7 Easy Ways to Help the Homeless

Doling out cash on the streets is hardly the only way to help the homeless. In fact, placing your dollar into a panhandler’s cup may not be much help at all if that money doesn’t go toward food, shelter, medical care or other vital needs. To make sure your money and efforts go to the right cause, use these easy ways to help the homeless instead: Give toiletries. You may never use those little bottles of shampoo and lotion from hotel bathrooms, but these simple grooming items can be a big help to a homeless person. So can those...

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Celebs Like Jennifer Garner Resort to Water-Throwing to Fend Off Paparazzi (Video)

I don’t usually post celebrity gossip,  but I just had to comment on this one. Why do we live in a world where it’s perfectly OK to stalk people — as long as the stalker is holding a camera? Celebrities, like Jennifer Garner here, are mobbed on the streets with no legal protection. I don’t know about you, but I’d be pretty intimidated by a crowd of cameramen following me on my jog. So Jennifer and other stalked celebs in the video are defending themselves with water. Not that it’s cool to assault people with liquid, but if you’re fighting off rabid dogs, well, you sometimes need a little bit of...

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Americans Don’t Know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the Same Thing

If education is the heart of a true democracy, then a democratic nation we are not — at least not if a recent sampling of Americans on Jimmy Kimmel Live is an indication of the general population (scroll down to see the video). Kimmel took to the streets of Hollywood to ask ordinary pedestrians which they thought was better: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. These are the exact same thing; nonetheless, people spurned Obamacare while hailing the “affordable alternative.” One women claimed that she “just doesn’t agree with the whole Obamacare-policy-thing that’s going on,” though she couldn’t explain...

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The Poor Die 10 Years Younger than the Rich – Can Obamacare Save Their Lives?

As rich Republican politicians (and poor constituents who buy into propaganda like this super-creepy video) continue to fight the Affordable Care Act tooth and nail, the lowest earners in America continue to die up to a decade earlier than their wealthy counterparts. The latest numbers show that the nation’s life-span gap is growing — especially for white women. A Caucasian female with at least a college degree can expect to live 83.9 years, while a white woman who never finished high school will live just 73.5 years, on average. While many factors contribute to this gap — like unhealthy diets,...

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Is This the End for Gay-Bashing Westboro Baptist Church?

  The tables were turned on the Westboro Baptists — or what’s left of them — as gay-marriage advocates in Rhode Island yesterday picketed the religious-zealot activists right back. Only instead of spouting hateful vitriol, the counter-strikers preached a message of love. The Baptists were protesting the state’s recent move to allow same-sex weddings. But while gay nuptials were once an anomaly, they are slowly becoming the norm. Rhode Island is the thirteenth state to allow homosexuals to legally wed, and while this hardly creates a majority, the Supreme Court’s recent rulings could impel more states to follow suit. Legal...

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A “No” to McDonald’s is a “Yes” to Fair Wages

I admit it — I don’t eat at McDonald’s. But I’d be a whole lot more inclined to do so if (among other things) the “restaurant” paid their employees an hourly wage that covered more than the price of a couple of happy meals. So I’m thrilled that Micky-D’s workers are turning to the picket lines to demand their fare share from a company that wants to screw them over with every turn — and, frankly, I was surprised to check out the Opposing Views homepage and learn that if employee wages were doubled to $15 an hour, a...

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