Home

There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped, authorities say

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out.

All three cases were brought to authorities’ attention thanks to tips from the public.

.

More mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped

.

.

Click the link below for article:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/18/us/three-potential-attacks-foiled/index.html

.

__________________________________________

13 arrested, 4 injured at Portland right wing rally: Police

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

Thirteen people were arrested and four were injured, as over 1,000 right-wing demonstrators and counter-protesters descended on downtown Portland on Saturday, police said.

There were “at least 13 arrests,” in six hours, Portland Police Lieutenant Tina Jones said in a statement. “We are aware of four individuals who have been evaluated by Portland Fire medics,” the statement said.

Jones also said that one person had been taken to a hospital and that “Portland Fire medics report that all known injuries are considered to be minor.”

.

13 arrested, 6 injured at Portland right-wing rally: Police
13 arrested, 6 injured at Portland right-wing rally: Police (ABC News)

.

.

Click the link below for article:

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/portland-braces-wing-rally-counterprotesters-175200164–abc-news-topstories.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_04

.

__________________________________________

Workers at Trump’s Pennsylvania Speech Lost Wages If They Chose Not to Attend

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump gave a speech to the employees at Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical plant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, the largest construction site in the state. An estimated 5,000 workers attended, and according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, they were free to choose between hear the president’s speech or not getting paid for the day.

Per the Post-Gazette:

“Your attendance is not mandatory,” said the rules that one contractor relayed to employees, summarizing points from a memo that Shell sent to union leaders a day ahead of the visit to the $6 billion construction site. But only those who showed up at 7 a.m., scanned their ID cards, and prepared to stand for hours—through lunch but without lunch—would be paid.”NO SCAN, NO PAY,” a supervisor for that contractor wrote.

According to the Post-Gazette, any employee who chose not to come would receive an “excused but unpaid” absence, and would not qualify for overtime that week. A Shell spokesman explained to the paper that employees have a 56-hour workweek with 16 hours of overtime built in, and missing a day of work would disqualify them from receiving time-and-a-half pay for those 16 hours, effectively costing them even more money than the lost day to skip the Trump speech.

.

President Trump Visits Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex US President Donald Trump speaks to 5000 contractors at the Shell Chemicals Petrochemical Complex on August 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty

.

.

Click the link below for article:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/workers-trumps-pennsylvania-speech-lost-171623809.html

.

__________________________________________

In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

A couple of years before he was convicted of securities fraud, Martin Shkreli was the chief executive of a pharmaceutical company that acquired the rights to Daraprim, a lifesaving antiparasitic drug. Previously the drug cost $13.50 a pill, but in Shkreli’s hands, the price quickly increased by a factor of 56, to $750 a pill. At a health care conference, Shkreli told the audience that he should have raised the price even higher. “No one wants to say it, no one’s proud of it,” he explained. “But this is a capitalist society, a capitalist system and capitalist rules.”

This is a capitalist society. It’s a fatalistic mantra that seems to get repeated to anyone who questions why America can’t be more fair or equal. But around the world, there are many types of capitalist societies, ranging from liberating to exploitative, protective to abusive, democratic to unregulated. When Americans declare that “we live in a capitalist society” — as a real estate mogul told The Miami Herald last year when explaining his feelings about small-business owners being evicted from their Little Haiti storefronts — what they’re often defending is our nation’s peculiarly brutal economy. “Low-road capitalism,” the University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist Joel Rogers has called it. In a capitalist society that goes low, wages are depressed as businesses compete over the price, not the quality, of goods; so-called unskilled workers are typically incentivized through punishments, not promotions; inequality reigns and poverty spreads. In the United States, the richest 1 percent of Americans own 40 percent of the country’s wealth, while a larger share of working-age people (18-65) live in poverty than in any other nation belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (O.E.C.D.).

.

Lyle Ashton Harris for The New York Times

.

.

Click the link below for article:

https://www.nytimes.com

.

__________________________________________

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst by the New York Mets in their 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Michael Conforto hit a long homer in the first inning and drove in four runs. Amed Rosario put the Mets ahead 6-4 with a two-run single in the seventh, and Alonso went deep in the ninth on an 0-2 pitch. He snapped a tie with Cody Bellinger, who launched 39 long balls for the Dodgers in 2017 on the way to winning Rookie of the Year honors.

Back in the thick of a crowded NL wild-card race thanks to a second-half surge, New York completed a 3-3 road trip and improved to 24-10 since the All-Star break.

Alonso also had an RBI double and scored three times during his second consecutive three-hit game. Rosario had three hits and three RBIs in the leadoff spot, and Joe Panik added three hits as the top four batters in the Mets’ lineup combined to go 11 for 18 with nine RBIs and seven runs.

.

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5
New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) shakes hands with catcher Tomas Nido (3) following a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. The Mets defeated the Royals 11-5. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

 

 

.

.

Click the link below for article:

https://sports.yahoo.com/alonso-breaks-nl-rookie-hr-record-mets-crown-220641514–mlb.html

.

__________________________________________

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Transgender Workers

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent that would make it OK for an employer to fire a person for being transgender.

In a brief filed Friday, the Justice Department argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 only protects workers from discrimination based on their “biological sex.”

“Title VII does not prohibit discrimination against transgender persons based on their transgender status,” the Justice Department wrote. “It simply does not speak to discrimination because of an individual’s gender identity or a disconnect between an individual’s gender identity and the individual’s sex.”

The Supreme Court agreed earlier this year to hear three cases that look at whether Title VII, the federal civil rights law that prohibits workplace discrimination, applies to LGBTQ workers.

.

.

.

Click the link below for article:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-administration-supreme-court-transgender-workers_n_5d57254be4b056fafd0be1aa

.

__________________________________________

How teen Greta Thunberg shifted world’s gaze to climate change

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

Staring through a swarm of photographers and television crews, self-described introvert Greta Thunberg took the stage at a Swiss university last week to pointedly reiterate a message that has captured the attention of leaders and like-minded young women around the globe: The world must take drastic action now to avert ecological and civilizational collapse.

“We know that our future is at risk,” the small, soft-spoken 16-year-old Swede tells journalists at the start of a weeklong youth summit at the University of Lausanne. “We would love to go back to school and continue with our everyday lives, but as crucial as this situation is, as serious as this situation is, we feel like we must do something about this now.”

Thunberg — whose central point is that humanity must immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions that have unrelentingly increased since the start of the industrial revolution, resulting in global warming — is the driving force behind a movement that has seen more than 2 million teens around the world take part in Fridays for Future school strikes against climate change.

.

Illustration of Greta Thunberg surrounded by other young climate activists, with smoke stacks in the distance.

Greta Thunberg is the driving force behind a movement that has seen more than 2 million teens around the world take part in school strikes against climate change.Eleanor Taylor / for NBC News

.

.

Click the link below for article:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/how-teen-greta-thunberg-shifted-world-s-gaze-climate-change-n1043151

.

__________________________________________

 

Older Entries Newer Entries

Perfect-Style-Knower

Visual Perception- Hot Edgy Fashion Blog

Outside Books.

We live not as we will, but as we can🌸.

gittakocht

mit Liebe

Life in Yellows

Let the warm yellows soothe your soul...

Thinking Chitalia

As opposed to a “not thinking chitalia”

EnigmaDebunked

Thoughts that provoke yours.

TO CONSIDER HUMANITY IN AWAY OF LOVE AND RESPECT

HUMANITY FIRST AND PRAYS TO HIS GLORY

renegade7x

Natalia's space

C O F F E E TIME

Your Day News

Motivation & Environment

About Motivation, Self-help, Environment, Futuristic Science & Technology, GOD, and Spirituality

nybrunchclubbers

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Just Me With . . .

a blog without a niche

Al Masturoon

The believers are nothing else than brothers. Therefore, make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to Allah that haply ye may obtain mercy (Quran 49:10)

gunjan arora

Yoga for Health, Healing and Happiness

AmazingShining

We are about Amazing Things.

Charliecountryboy's Blog

My reflections of life in general.

a Canadian In Brazil

Travel Tips for Canadians interested in Brazil

StarlitDen

Illustration, Concept Art & Comics/Manga

" एक बात मेरे साथ "

विश्वास के मोती

kelleysdiy

Where Creativity and Imagination Creates Wonderful Ideas for Your Home!

The Knowledge Log

Life is a broadway musical and everyday is a song. These are mine manifested as poetry.

Leaving footprints everywhere

In making of a castle on the cloud.

Maybe Crazy Help

Helping others understand mental health in a unique way

ANKIT VERMA

VOICE OF SOUL

Free Trip Downl Hop

Free listening and free download (mp3) chill and down tempo music (album compilation ep single) for free (usually name your price). Full merged styles: trip-hop electro chill-hop instrumental hip-hop ambient lo-fi boombap beatmaking turntablism indie psy dub step d'n'b reggae wave sainte-pop rock alternative cinematic organic classical world jazz soul groove funk balkan .... Discover lots of underground and emerging artists from around the world.

phicklephilly

Stories and thoughts from my life here in Philadelphia

🅳🆁🆈🅷🅾🆄🆁

motivational quotes, poetry and soulful filment

Mira & Irina

🌌Your life is an emotion ! Live it! 🌌

World of a passionate writer Ankita

Scribbler | Artiste | Booklover

EonAfricaSpeaks

#Pro-African

Tips from Sharvi

Tips to make your daily life easier!

susiesopinions

Mainly reviews of products, with a few personal blog posts.

C & K Travel Adventures

Not all who wander are lost

The Dopamine Queen

Slow Motion Accident - Mental Health Advocate - Crisis Counselor - Bipolar 1

ashish-vision

THIS SITE IS ABOUT ME, MY CREATIVITY, MY IMAGINATION AND MY FEELINGS.

About Niii<3

°DAILY°LIFESTYLE°BEAUTY°FASHION°

Jeremy in Hong Kong

Music, Education, Health and Books

IndianWildlife

Nature Always Wins

Anything about everything

Personal blog,Lifestyle,fitness,nutrition,health

Kamus Istilah

Yang Pernah Mbuat Aku Bingung

dyanstormcom

#Dopamine