Posts Tagged ‘policies’

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Leaked World Bank lending policies ‘environmentally disastrous’

Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50bn (£29bn) a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and likely to weaken protection of indigenous peoples and the poor.

 

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Highest Minimum-Wage State Washington Beats U.S. Job Growth

Right wing extremists are also known as “cheap labor conservatives,” and their policies are bankrupt.  They do not work, because when poor people get more income they spend it all and put it back into the economy.  Result: a better economy for everyone, more activity, more job creation, more spending.  The customers drive the job creation, not the mythical “job creators” shtick.

In the 15 years that followed, the state’s minimum wage climbed to $9.32 — the highest in the country. Meanwhile job growth continued at an average 0.8 percent annual pace, 0.3 percentage point above the national rate. Payrolls at Washington’s restaurants and bars, portrayed as particularly vulnerable to higher wage costs, expanded by 21 percent. Poverty has trailed the U.S. level for at least seven years.

 

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Another view of Black Friday

 

Objective Analysis: Obama Versus Nixon

Barack Obama

George Washington’s Blog:

Top Constitutional Experts: Obama Is Worse than Nixon”

 

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I found this quite funny originally, not because of any particular religious kookery on my part, but because on some levels it is quite appropriate to call out Obama’s evil. Even if the intent is completely different, the incident is an opportunity to talk about the realities.

Linn Washington Jr. wrote an article pretty close to what I would have written, had I been bothered:

The Real Obama?

“The evil inherent in Obama’s cavalier brush off of the “collateral damage” on innocents caused by drone assaults — including the killing of children — is what lawyers’ could term as prima facie evidence of evil whether or not one embraces those right-wing extremist labeling Obama the Anti-Christ.”

It’s also an opportunity to call out the History Channel, which has a stained record generally of bias and militarism. Their hit piece on the 9/11 cover-up was telling enough. Dishonest, skewed “history” is the norm there, and nobody should expect anything else. Perhaps this Obama/Satan flap will alert people as to whom is responsible for content there.

 

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Did you even know?

Dear Joe:

So much has been said in recent months on the subject of gun violence, but in the midst of this heated debate, one obvious solution to rampant gun violence has often been downplayed or overlooked: ending drug prohibition.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s speakers and supporters represent the full spectrum of opinions on the issue of gun control, but we agree on one point: reducing gun violence has little to do with either gun control or gun rights. It has everything to do with ending the “war on drugs.”

If we were to legalize and regulate all currently illicit drugs today, we would see a dramatic decrease in gun violence. Cartels and street dealers arm themselves with arsenals to protect their illegal investments and to settle disputes. This culture of using gun violence in settling disputes bleeds into society as a whole and is particularly detrimental to our impressionable youth. Under a system of legalized regulation, the black market drug trade would be a non issue, the resulting carnage would subside and the “gangster” culture would dissolve.

Help LEAP reduce gun violence by speaking out for a more rational, responsible drug policy. Stand with us in calling for an end to drug prohibition.

Thank you,

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.)
Executive Director
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Police officers can join LEAP.