All Further Articles for 2012-08-14

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Most Vile Racist Ad Ever (At Least To Date)
In a savage misuse of First Amendment rights, buses in San Francisco are carrying ads by Islamophobe Pam Geller and her American Freedom Defense Initiative (sic) that call Israelis "civilized man" and Palestinians "savages." The city approved the ads the same day a judge ruled that New York's MTA violated Geller's rights by rejecting the ads, which he said were protected as "core political speech.” Listen: If this is "core political speech," we are all in big trouble. Petition.
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Voter Fraud Non-Existent But Let's Pass A Bunch of Voter Suppression Laws Just In Case
A new report finds the "problem" of "voter fraud" - the supposed impetus behind 37 states passing tough voter ID laws that could disenfranchise over 5 million Americans - is "infinitesimal" and "virtually non-existent," with 10 alleged cases surfacing among 146 million voters. Similarly, an earlier study found a fraud rate of 0.000002%, lower than the number of people hit by lightning. “There is absolutely no evidence that (voter impersonation fraud) has affected the outcome of any election in the United States."
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Monday, August 13, 2012
The Bain Model: Another Dollar In A Millionaire's Pocket, With the Ultimate Humiliation Thrown In
The appallingly instructive tale of the Sensata plant in Freeport, Illinois, where 170 highly skilled workers who made electronic sensors for cars quite profitably for decades are watching their plant being dismantled and shipped to China, piece by piece - all while they train teams of Chinese workers to do their jobs. Sensata's majority owner? Bain Capital. Workers and town officials offer an earful on greed, the Bain business model and "the big fairy tale" of Romney's talk of job creation. "When I hear Romney speak, it makes me sick to my stomach ....I wouldn't trust him to run a company, let alone a country."
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