Obama just put the GOP in the spotlight and dared them to live the kind of life they're forcing their constituents to live. Otherwise, they need to raise the minimum wage. Walk the walk or shut the hell up and do something!!!
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back." She was criticized for her tactics, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain.
Americans have to keep fighting to build a "stronger middle class in today's changing economy," U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday. That fight includes the right to have affordable health insurance, fair pay, family leave and workplace flexibility, Obama said in a worker-focused address tailored for the Labor Day weekend.
The walruses are telling us what the polar bears have told us and what many indigenous people have told us in the high Arctic, and that is that the Arctic environment is changing extremely rapidly and it is time for the rest of the world to take notice and also to take action to address the root causes of climate change" - AP, via The Guardian
Mutability is to be feared. Change whenever it is noticed is usually for the worst what we had back then was somehow better. Our morals defined our community stronger. The great failure of the political class then over the past quarter century is not to address the concerns (real or perceived) of a great majority of English people which has lead to an ever growing chasm between politics and between the two. Resulting the idea (the reconstructed fiction) of a once great England has grown ever…
A global internet body has voted to allow the creation of new website domain suffixes, the biggest change for the online world in years. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) plans to dramatically increase the number of domain endings from the current 22. Internet address names will end with almost any word and be in any language. Icann will begin taking applications next year, with corporations and cities expected to be among the first.
Michelle Bachelet won landslide votes (62-38) in Chile's presidential election:"There is no question about it: profits can't be the motor behind education becos education isn't merchandise & becos dreams aren't a consumer good." Good ed only available to those who can pay, w/massive student protests demanding change. Bachelet pledges social policies to address deep divide btwn rich n poor & raise corporate tax rate. Chile, top copper-exporting nation, is ranked most unequal OECD country