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July 31, 2013

Drifting Away

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July 31, 2013

Federal Judge: Catholic Church Has A Constitutional Right Not To Compensate Victims Of Sex Abuse

Believers vs Non-Believers

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan allegedly transferred church funds into a separate trust in order to protect them from clergy abuse lawsuits

BY IAN MILLHISER

A federal judge in Wisconsin handed down an opinion yesterday granting the Catholic Church — and indeed, potentially all religious institutions — such sweeping immunity from federal bankruptcy law that it is not clear that it would permit any plaintiff to successfully sue any church in any court. While the ostensible issue in this case is whether over $50 million in church funds are shielded from a bankruptcy proceeding triggered largely by a flood of clerical sex abuse claims against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Judge Rudolph Randa reads the church’s constitutional and legal right to religious liberty so broadly as to render religious institutions immune from much of the law.

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July 31, 2013

8 appalling ways America leads the world – Salon.com

USA!USA!USA!

 

 

8 appalling ways America leads the world – Salon.com.

July 31, 2013

Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

July 30, 2013

Video of Violent, Rioting Surfers Shows White Culture of Lawlessness

  1. Video of Violent, Rioting Surfers Shows White Culture of Lawlessness.

July 30, 2013

Federal Endorsement of a Deity or Religion Violates the US Constitution

July 30, 2013

The Catholic-Protestant Alliance and the Future of Christian Extremism | Atheist Revolution

 

The Catholic-Protestant Alliance and the Future of Christian Extremism | Atheist Revolution.

July 29, 2013

QUOTATION: “The Political Illiterate” / Bertolt Brecht

Always Question Authority

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956)
German poet, playwright, theatre director, and Marxist

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July 29, 2013

Amazon: 7,000 New U.S. Jobs | The Recovery Ships 2-Day For Free

Tech, Design, Style, Stuff.

Amazon announced today that it will be expanding to the tune of 7,000 additional jobs in the U.S. It comes as no surprise that it would be from it’s fulfillment network where hundred of thousands of it products (and those of its partners) ship every day. Not simply a marketing ploy, the company is hiring full time employees that will make 30% more than “typical retail jobs.” In addition, employees will receive benefits (and comprehensive ones) from day one. In addition, 2,000 customer service (full time and part time) and seasonal jobs have been created.

Way to go Amazon! We may not produce as much as we used to (although companies like Apple and Motorola to name a few are trying to change that), but we can ship the heck out of things instead, I guess.

Amazon Creates 7,000 New U.S. Jobs | Geeky Gadgets.

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July 29, 2013

Daily Kos: Virginia is for lovers (terms and conditions may apply)

 

Daily Kos: Virginia is for lovers (terms and conditions may apply).