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4 Dead Americans

4 Dead Americans | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Their killing shocked the nation, as it should have. Four innocent, God-fearing Americans from the Heartland, gunned down in cold blood by an armed militia. It's been a ...
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Freedom, Equality, and Justice are just memories now in Post-Nixon America.  

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Cancer Rocked my World: We Have More Power than we Realize - The Right to Choose - Cancer Treatments

Cancer Rocked my World: We Have More Power than we Realize - The Right to Choose - Cancer Treatments | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
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For those out there dealing with cancer ...

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STOP GREEDY AND RECKLESS BANKS

STOP GREEDY AND RECKLESS BANKS | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Tell the Federal Reserve to get banks out of the physical commodities business.
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We need to let these folks know that we are awake and we are watching.

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The Unemployed Make Lower Wages For Two Decades After They Get A Job

The Unemployed Make Lower Wages For Two Decades After They Get A Job | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
The wages of the long-term unemployed suffer even more.
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Yup ...

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Human trafficking at the big game - The Jewish Standard

Human trafficking at the big game - The Jewish Standard | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Vehicular traffic will be heavy in the Meadowlands when the big game comes to the MetLife Stadium.
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Bottom feeders living off Bottom Feeders by exploiting others ... what a great society we have ...

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Ohio State Senator Nina Turner Introduces Bill to Regulate Reproductive Health of Men | News

Ohio State Senator Nina Turner Introduces Bill to Regulate Reproductive Health of Men | News | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Awesome - time for some "negative" equality ...

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Senator Bernie Sanders : Vt. Bernie Buzz: Budget Cuts Hit Home

Senator Bernie Sanders : Vt. Bernie Buzz: Budget Cuts Hit Home | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
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If the folks in Washington can't fix things, then the States need to fix it themselves.  Perhaps all our income tax should stay local, and then the State can decide what the Federal government should get.  

 

I know this won't happen, nor is it probably the right solution - but something needs to change.

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Senator Bernie Sanders : Vt. Bernie Buzz: 33,000 More Vermonters

Senator Bernie Sanders : Vt. Bernie Buzz: 33,000 More Vermonters | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Good Stuff! (mostly)

 

+ More folks will have better health care choices

+ Veterans Honored

+ Solar Testing

- Wealth Inequality

+ LGBT Rights

 

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5 Ecommerce Design Mistakes that Could Be Killing Your Sales – Shopify

5 Ecommerce Design Mistakes that Could Be Killing Your Sales – Shopify | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
A blog about ecommerce marketing, running an online business and updates to Shopify's ecommerce community.
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Things that the customer and the provider must keep in mind when designing a web site.

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25 Office Hacks You Need To Know

25 Office Hacks You Need To Know | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you’re always on the search for the best way to simultaneously boost your productivity, stay organized, and expertly manage your time at work. Fortunately, there are a few
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Lots of great stuff, especially for the home-based office.

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Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain

Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Forget the dream that education, scientific evidence or reason can help people make good decisions
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Not good ... not good at all ....

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A Brave Fan Asks Patrick Stewart A Question He Doesn't Usually Get And Is Given A Beautiful Answer

A Brave Fan Asks Patrick Stewart A Question He Doesn't Usually Get And Is Given A Beautiful Answer | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Patrick Stewart isn't only a Starfleet captain. He's also a friggin' amazing human being.
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VIOLENCE is NEVER the answer ...

 

This is a awesome video!

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2.5 Billion People Don't Have Access To A Toilet. Here's Why You Should Care.

2.5 Billion People Don't Have Access To A Toilet. Here's Why You Should Care. | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
The infographic below highlights the fact that 2.5 billion people have to seek out other options in lieu of a loo -- and it's just not OK.
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This is just wrong.

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The Government Listens To Lobbyists And The Wealthy, Not You And Me

The Government Listens To Lobbyists And The Wealthy, Not You And Me | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
New research finds that average citizens have next to no influence on passing public policy.
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Not really a surprise - we need to unify so that our collective voice drowns out the lobbyists and the wealthy.

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Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported

Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end 'extreme poverty' by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.
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Not really surprising - if the wage gaps in other parts of the world are as bad as the US, this should have been expected.

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There is no population explosion on this planet

There is no population explosion on this planet | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Robert Newman: Our population problem isn't too many humans on the planet, but too few owning too much of it
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More distractions while the greedy steal away ...

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Trick Websites Dupe Democrats Into Donating To Republicans

Trick Websites Dupe Democrats Into Donating To Republicans | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
They may even violate a Federal Election Commission regulation.
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We really, really, really need to send every single GOP candidate home this year.  This is pathetic.

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Former sex slave: Arizona can do more to stop abuse

Former sex slave: Arizona can do more to stop abuse | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Former sex slave: Arizona can do more to stop abuse,Beth Jacobs: It’s time to act against human trafficking. A statewide task force report gives the Legislature the blueprint for how to do it right.
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The system is so broken ... this is ridiculous ...

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Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Today, Bank of America became the first major finical institution to initiate analyst coverage of Bitcoin.
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"Virtual Currency" is basically a way a democratizing the abilities and resources of the masses.  In a way, it is "casual bartering", but the users are the ones who really determine it's value.

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Pass Pennsylvania House Bill 1010

Pass Pennsylvania House Bill 1010 | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania House Bill 1010 will close a dangerous background check loophole in state law. Currently, private sales of long barrel guns are exempt from background checks.
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This State is in need of some common sense ...

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SCOV Law Blog: A new lease on depreciated life - VTDigger

SCOV Law Blog: A new lease on depreciated life - VTDigger | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Today’s case is about property tax, the grand list, and the limits, if any, that a town is bound by in appraising property.
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"What is the price of a sunset? We all may soon know."


This analysis of a recent Vermont Supreme Court ruling is by Daniel Richardson, the founder of SCOV Law Blog. 

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Daily Kos: FOX dumps the Cruz-aders: I was an Obamacare Guinea Pig. I signed up. I saved. And so will millions.

Daily Kos: FOX dumps the Cruz-aders: I was an Obamacare Guinea Pig. I signed up. I saved. And so will millions. | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
To paraphrase LBJ, a Texan who knew a thing or two about politics, when you've lost FOX, you've lost the war. That's a fact Granny Palin and the Cruz-aders just have to accept. Like it or not.


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Real life story of someone who used the system to SAVE money ...

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‘Ag-Gag’ Laws to Criminalize Activists Exposing Cruel Factory Farm Practices

‘Ag-Gag’ Laws to Criminalize Activists Exposing Cruel Factory Farm Practices | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Whether you consider yourself an animal rights activist or you’re “just” a pet owner, seeing an animal brutalized can conjure feelings of outrage and disgust. Even meat eaters don&rs
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There is no upside for the public on these laws.

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Number of alien planets discovered nears 1,000

Number of alien planets discovered nears 1,000 | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
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SCIENCE!

 

1000 more destinations to visit in the future :)

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To fight climate change, we must trust scientific truth and collective action

To fight climate change, we must trust scientific truth and collective action | Law, Politics, Causes & Advocacy | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: Sceptics will rubbish a new report on climate change, dismissing calls for governmental action. Don't be swayed
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It is time for the rational thinkers of the world to stand up and say 'enough' - take your mythology books and go home - let the adults fix this.

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