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"Ex-Gay" Coffee: $15 Per Bitter Bag

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The SPLC is suing the "ex-gay" Jewish group JONAH for defrauding its clients by promising to cure them. Good As You tips us that JONAH's legal group is raising money by selling "Defense Fund Coffee" at $15 per 12oz bag. Maggie Gallagher is their chairwoman.

Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding

The Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget submission provides the resources necessary to protect and advance U.S. interests and to execute the updated defense strategy, although at increased levels of risk for some missions relative to the planned […]

Chaos Reborn funded, births in 2015

Julian Gollop, the creator of X-COM: UFO Defense, has hit the $180,000 goal for Chaos Reborn, an update to his 1985 strategy game, Chaos: The Battle of Wizards. Unlike many, many projects seeking funding on Kickstarter, this game is already in a...

Paul Pope's Escapo reissue event to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

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Cartoonist Paul Pope's 1999 graphic novel Escapo, is being re-issued as a special edition loaded with extras. To kick it off, the publisher is holding a live concert in New York with The Jim Jones Revue, with some proceeds going to The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Drag show on Catholic campus turned diabolical, group says

by Matthew Archbold April 15, 2014 (The Cardinal Newman Society) - The drag show at the University of San Diego (USD) on April 10 took a satanic turn, according to an email alert from the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) which had a correspondent at the event. The Cardinal Newman Society reported last week that…

Warren Buffett's son to fund rhino defense with a helicopter

Howard G. Buffett, the son of investor and cofounder of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett, yesterday pledged a helicopter and more to fight poachers in Africa, according to a report by the Environment News Service. On a visit to Tanzania,...Show More Summary

Hedge Fund Manager Makes Lonely Defense of G.M.

J. Kyle Bass, the hedge fund manager who made a name for himself betting against subprime mortgages, is now betting on General Motors despite its recent turmoil.

Enviro groups team up on new campaign funding alliance

The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council are collaborating to help get climate hawks elected. They're not in the same league as the Kochs, but it's a start.

Food Should be Added to Energy-Water Nexus, EDF Says

The global energy-water nexus, a concept gaining ground as a comprehensive  way to plan for the planet’s future, should include food, the Environmental Defense Fund says. The link between energy and water greatly impacts the food sector, the EDF says. Stakeholders are increasingly talking about the energy-water-food nexus and how to manage growing populations and […]

A Defensive Stock Fund For Risk-Averse Investors

By Morningstar: By Michael Rawson Low-volatility equity strategies were all the rage two years ago. Investors were looking to tiptoe back into the equity market but could not stomach the volatility, and two newly minted exchange-traded funds were happy to meet the demand. Show More Summary

? Culinary: Blue Bottle’s Strange defensive Email

Blue Bottle sent out a blast today to their customers. They have a lot of great news to share. Here’s an online version.  Highlights Include: More Funding (equals more retail, quality control, expansion) Two new coffee bars (Oakland & Brooklyn aka two very huge hipster spots) New Orleans Coffee in milk cartons? I haven’t heard […]

10 MidWeek AM Reads

Some morning reads for your enjoyment: • The Short Guide to Capital in the 21st Century (Vox) • Renewables are hot again: Goldman’s Stuart Bernstein says VCs are coming back to clean tech. (WSJ) see also Environmental Defense Fund head says CEOs underestimate the effects of climate change. (WSJ) • Investor Sentiment and the Cross-Section of Stock...Read More

Idaho Joins Utah in Asking Federal Court to Dismiss ‘Ag-Gag’ Lawsuit

Idaho wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the state by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). “ALDF attacks a statute it wishes had passed,” say attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L “Butch” Otter and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. “The statute actually passed has nothing to do with speech or employee whistleblowing,” they... Continue Reading

Supreme Court lets ruling stand on NM wedding photographer and same-sex couple

YOU GOTTA DO IT: The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from New Mexico wedding photographer Elaine Huguenin, who lost a case after she refused to photograph a same-sex wedding. Photo from the Alliance Defense Fund. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE, N.M. — It looks like a same-sex couple...

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has announced it is starting a podcast. I have to imagine that will be a must-listen. Go check it out. Rob Clough on Last Of The Mohicans. David Faust on Casanova. Sarah Horrocks on Operation Margarine. ...Show More Summary

Shady: Atlanta Bishop Builds $2 Million Mansion With Church Funds

I know it’s God’s job to judge, but I hope he’ll excuse my assessment that this guy is a bit of a grifter: The Archbishop of Atlanta’s Roman Catholic Diocese has been put on the defensive after it was revealed he built a multimillion...Show More Summary

$2.5 Million Defense Department Grant Funds Gene Therapy Study for Lou Gehrig's Disease

The Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute has received a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to conduct animal studies that, if successful, could provide the basis for a clinical trial of a gene therapy product for patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Union campaign cash may fund Yee’s defense

I don’t know if the FBI got back the envelope of cash it used to bribe California state senator Leland...

Union Campaign Contributions May Help Fund Yee’s Defense

I don’t know if the FBI got back the envelope of cash it used to bribe California state senator Leland Yee, but hundreds of people and organizations won’t get back the money they donated to Yee’s campaign for Secretary of State. The law allows such contributions to be used for a legal defense fund. This […]

Get Rid of the Pentagon's Slush Fund

President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel are to be commended for their recent proposal to keep the FY2015 Pentagon budget within the caps established in law. This exercise in reality-based budgeting is a refreshing change...Show More Summary

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