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Providing the ruling “stands” which is doubtful in today political and legal climate it likely will measurably alter how corporations act…

…Providing the ruling “stands” which is doubtful in today political and legal climate it likely will measurably alter how corporations act…

MCDONALD’S TO FEEL THE HEAT "McDonald’s, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they’ve been fearing for years. The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Thursday that Browning Ferris Industries, a waste management company, qualifies as a ‘joint employer’ alongside one of its subcontractors. The decision effectively loosens the standards for who can be considered a worker’s boss under labor law, and its impact will be felt in any industry that relies on franchising or outsourcing work." [Dave Jamieson, HuffPost]

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Whatever the source cause our forests in the West are being depleted at an alarming rate

…Whatever the source cause our forests in the West are being depleted at an alarming rate … Yet “we” choose to do nothing to alter the situation or fund personnel & equipment to quickly extinguish these fires … we’d sooner just bitch about it…

Drought-Fueled Wildfires Burn 7 Million Acres in U.S

By Bobby Magill, Climate Central………….Due in part to climate change, drought-fueled infernos are incinerating forests at a record pace from Alaska to California……………… READ MORE»

 

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IF we have learned nothing else by now we should unquestioningly know the “bank$ter$” will be taken cared for … they will not suffer…

…IF we have learned nothing else by now we should unquestioningly know the “bank$ter$” will be taken cared for … they will not suffer…

Another Ticking Time Bomb—–Wall Street Loans Collateralized By Stocks & Bonds

08-27-2015  •  By MICHAEL WURSTHORN and ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS  ……….Loans backed by investment portfolios have become a booming business for Wall Street brokerages. Now the bill is coming due–for both the banks and their clients.  

 

Top JPMorgan Quant Warns Second Market Crash May Be Imminent
08-27-2015  •  by ZeroHedge
Last Friday, when the market was down only 2%, we presented readers with a note which promptly became the most read piece across Wall Street trading desks…

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If you do nothing more just read the last sentence it says it all

clip_image002…If you do nothing more just read the last sentence it says it all…

Court overturns injunction against NSA bulk data collection program

 

By JOSH GERSTEIN 

08/28/15, 10:50 AM EDT

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed an injunction against the National Security Agency’s domestic telephone surveillance program, while leaving open the question of whether the controversial practice is legal.

The three appeals court judges assigned to the case splintered, with each writing a separate opinion. But they overturned a key ruling from December 2013 that critics of the NSA program had used to advance their claims that the collection of information on billions of calls made and received by Americans was illegal.

That ruling, issued by Judge Richard Leon in Washington, sent shockwaves across the legal landscape because it was the first in which a federal court judge sided with critics who questioned the legality of sweeping up data on vast numbers of phone calls–nearly all of them completely unrelated to terrorism.

 

All three of the D.C. Circuit judges who ruled on the case are Republican appointees. Brown was named to the court by President George W. Bush. Williams and Sentelle were appointed by President Ronald Reagan.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/court-overturns-injunction-against-nsa-bulk-data-collection-program-213123#ixzz3k87yUdQC

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…Depends upon how one defines “left” and who is included as part of the “left” … Hillary is NOT trusted…

…Depends upon how one defines “left” and who is included as part of the “left” … Hillary is NOT trusted…

Can Hillary Clinton Win Over the Left?

She’s spent decades seeking refuge in the center. Will progressives embrace her now?

By …Michelle GoldbergTwitter    http://www.thenation.com/article/can-hillary-clinton-win-over-the-left /

Earlier this year, Buzzfeed uncovered a 1979 television interview with Hillary Clinton—then Hillary Rodham—who had just become first lady of Arkansas. In the half-hour video, we see a young woman in oversize glasses, calm and smiling as the host grills her about whether she’s too liberal, too feminist, too career-oriented to fit into her new role. The host tells her that she probably cost her husband votes by keeping her last name. (She would later give in and change it.) “You’re not a native,” he says. “You’ve been educated in liberal Eastern universities. You’re less than 40. You don’t have any children…. You practice law.” (She assures him that she and Bill plan to have children and adds, “I’m not 40, but that hopefully will be cured by age.”) After nearly 20 minutes of this sort of thing, the host asks Clinton what she finds attractive about Arkansas—a place to which, her biographers have made clear, she moved with great reluctance to further her husband’s political career. Outsiders, he notes, complain that “We’re so unprogressive here. We’re just not as progressive as they are up North.” Appearing eager to finally ingratiate herself, she replies by pouring scorn on urban America: “You know, if it’s progress to default on your bond obligations so that your city’s going into bankruptcy, or if it’s progress to have such an incredible crime rate that people don’t venture outside their doors, or if it’s progress to live in a city whose air you can’t breathe, well, then I hope we are unprogressive, and I hope we never get to the point where that’s our definition of progress.”

This exchange exemplifies a dynamic we would observe over and over for more than two decades. For the first half of her political life, Hillary Clinton was consistently painted as so far left—so feminist—that it threatened her husband’s political viability. Whenever that viability was in doubt, she would overcorrect, trying to convince a skeptical mainstream press that she wasn’t nearly as liberal as she seemed. Eventually, the strategy of triangulation—using the left as a foil to prove her moderate bona fides—became nearly reflexive.

In recent years, however, America’s political context has been transformed. With the white South becoming solidly Republican—something that happened during Bill Clinton’s administration—the Democratic Party has become more reliant on the votes of women, people of color, and those who wear the “liberal” label proudly. This means that elections have become less about wooing swing voters than about turning out the base. Meanwhile, policies once supported by a smug centrist consensus—from Wall Street deregulation to military adventurism in the Middle East—have proved themselves failures, pushing the center of gravity in the Democratic Party to the left. Triangulation has become passé.

This means that, in a historical irony, Hillary Clinton now needs to convince progressives that she really is who she was once widely believed to be. She is running for president as a progressive feminist, something that would have been utterly quixotic when she entered public life. In a major address on the economy in July, Clinton emphasized the importance of women’s equality in a way that no mainstream candidate has done before, describing equal pay, accessible childcare, and fair scheduling as key to economic growth. She’s making paid leave a signature issue. “I am well aware that for far too long, these challenges have been dismissed by some as ‘women’s issues,’” she said. “Well, those days are over.”

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