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Hudson Pacific Properties' perseverance yields return to profitability

Faith and patience have begun to pay off in a big way for Hudson Pacific Properties Inc., a company that is on pace for its best year ever.

Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor

In Northeast Los Angeles, 1,000 people huddled in the evening chill last Thanksgiving as they waited outside a Target store for the chance to snap up Black Friday deals.

High-end home sales are surging in Southern California

By most measures, the housing market these days is a bit sluggish. Prices are flat. Sales are drooping. A lot of people are priced out.

Report: Ex-NBC employee says he helped Bill Cosby pay off women

Just two days after Bill Cosby lawyer Martin D. Singer called out news media for the "vilification" of his client over sexual assault accusations, another person has come forward with allegations about the comedian's past.

After welterweight win, Manny Pacquiao ready for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

MACAO — Manny Pacquiao found his knockdown power Sunday, and that fits right in with his campaign to land a long-awaited showdown against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Magna Carta and its progeny

Magna Carta Uncovered, Hart Publishing, October 2014 - details here Two old friends, Lord Judge (former Lord Chief Justice) and Anthony Arlidge QC have written a compelling and scholarly account of the 1215 political settlement known as the Magna Carta. This instrument has become something of a missile in the dust-up over  the European Convention versus “rights brought […]

Ferguson Q&A with organizer Larry Fellows III

As we wait for the St. Louis county grand jury to reach a decision on whether or not to indict Officer Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, ACLU national staff is in Ferguson, Missouri to support the work of the ACLU of Missouri and...Show More Summary

Information even unlawfully obtained is admissible to the GMC – Joanna Glynn

R (on the application of Nakesh) v Metropolitan Police Service and General Medical Council [2014] EWHC 3810 (Admin) – read judgment The High Court has ruled that although information obtained unlawfully by the police is admissible in regulatory proceedings (even if not in criminal proceedings), it  “carries little weight” in the assessment of competing interests […]

Monster Wells: Hundreds Of Fracking Wells Using 10-25 Million Gallons of Water Each

While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 million gallons...Show More Summary

Egg-free baking with these vegan staples

How to make truly excellent baked goods -- without the eggs.

Pro-life/family petition drives to keep Duggars on air quickly overwhelm homosexual petition

On August 20, homosexual activists launched a petition drive to get the Duggar family’s 19 Kids and Counting show kicked off TLC. The Duggars are open about their Biblical view that marriage should be between one man and one woman. The...Show More Summary

Stanek Sunday funnies 11-23-14

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five seven favorite political cartoons for the week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post! by Steve Kelley at GoComics.com…  by Nate Beeler at Townhall.com…...Show More Summary

Sunday Word: “A person who wanders from wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead”

A person who wanders from the way of wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead. ~ Proverbs 21:16, God’s Word translation The post Sunday Word: “A person who wanders from wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead” appeared first on Jill Stanek.

Israel's response to the Jerusalem synagogue attack

To the editor: I was touched by the words in the article today on Rabbi Kalman Levine, who died in the synagogue attack last week in Jerusalem. Levine exhorted people to increase the force of good in the world as a means of defeating the forces of evil. ("Victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack 'a...

Give caregivers some meaningful time off

To the editor: It is worthwhile to encourage friends to help those who are caring for their loved ones. However, there should be places for caregivers to go so they can have a break from the hard work involved in providing care, including feeding, pushing a wheelchair and lifting and moving a...

Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri to retain title

Manny Pacquiao badly wanted his five-year knockdown slump to end Saturday. It didn't, but the consolation was impactful.

Ethical Responsibility

In our lifetimes, we have seen the once deadly scourge of another terrifying virus, polio, eliminated. We have made remarkable progress in the prevention, early detection and treatment of many forms of cancer and heart disease. All of this progress was possible because of wise investment of federal support for research." Robert N. Show More Summary

Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife Killing Contest

Originally Published on the ECOreport Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife-killing Contest is a podcast with Amy Atwood, Endangered Species Legal Director, Senior Attorney, The Center of Biological Diversity. The Bureau of Land Management...Show More Summary

Data Torture in Gergis2K

Reflecting on then current scandals in psychology arising from non-replicable research,  E. Wagenmakers, a prominent social psychologist,  blamed many of the problems on “data torture”.  Wagenmakers attributed many data torture problems on ex post selection of methods. Show More Summary

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