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HSBC Data Leaks Show that No Foreign Financial Account is Truly Secret

The 2010 release of internal HSBC Switzerland communications made during the early to mid-2000s led to uncovering countless acts and attempts to conceal client assets and income by the bank. Some of the alleged practices revealed by this initial leak included: The bank would arrange to provide clients with bricks of cash. The cash was […]

UEFA and FIFPro launch complaint against third-party ownership of players

15 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

UEFA and FIFPro have launched a formal complaint against third-party ownership, stating the practice damages players, clubs and supporters. They are asking the European Commission to investigate and declare the act illegal. Third-party ownership involves the ownership of a player’s … Continue reading ?

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Wilco

As a response to the passing of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Wilco has canceled their only tour stop in the state in protest. The act has approved many discriminatory practices on religious grounds, which has been met with a lot of disapproval both inside and outside of Indiana. Show More Summary

Republicans take aim at union ‘official time’ for federal employees

House and Senate Republicans have introduced bills to bar federal employees from performing union work on the government’s dime, a practice that has been allowed since 1978 under the Civil Service Reform Act. The measures, introduced by Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) last week and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) in February, would prohibit federal employees from […]

Doug Schoen: Bill Clinton Signed RFRA Because of ‘Electoral Practicality’

Appearing on Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight on Monday to discuss Indiana's new religious freedom law, Democratic Strategist Doug Schoen revealed that President Clinton only signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1996 because of “electoral practicality.”

Apple’s Tim Cook Says Pro-Discrimination “Religious Freedom” Laws Like Indiana’s Are Dangerous

2 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Our country's constitution guarantees its citizens the right to freely practice their religion so that we may all avoid discrimination. That's what's so troubling about Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation in Indiana and elsewhere that opens the door for people to use their religion as a reason to discriminate, and Apple CEO Tim Cook, like many others, is concerned.

License to discriminate?

2 days agoNews : ComPost

One of the phrases that has cropped up recently in the course of the debate over Indiana’s recently passed SB 101, the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” is “license to discriminate.” That’s practically the nickname for the RFRA at this point. This sounds just as awful and easy to oppose as Religious Freedom Restoration Act sounds […]

Indiana Catholics Applaud RFRA Law

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Until recently, it was simply unthinkable that one person would attempt to force another to act contrary to that person’s religious conscience. While American law and culture reserved the right to act against religious practices when...Show More Summary

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Steps In To Block Monstrous 'Sodomite Suppression Act'

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In late February Matt McLaughlin, a practicing attorney based in Huntington Beach, California, began collecting signatures and processing paperwork that would allow him to put up his “Sodomite Suppression Act” for a statewide referendum. The tone of the proposal language...

Kourtney Kardashian's Shout Out to Kendall Jenner Is a Total Dig at Kim (PHOTO)

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. It's no secret that Kourtney Kardashian isn't her sister Kim's biggest fan. On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the two girls often act like oil and water, agreeing on practically nothing. From the outside,...Show More Summary

The Actors Who Can Make $20 Million For Acting In One Movie

The movie business is in kind of a "best of times, worst of times" state. While big-budget bonanza tentpoles are practically printing money, the collective state of the film industry is looking at a slow but inevitable sea change. Show More Summary

ACT Health to run Ebola simulation exercise

Minister for Health Simon Corbell today announced that ACT Health will tomorrow run an exercise simulating a case of ebola arriving at a Canberra health service. “The functional exercise has been designed to practice and validate the preparedness of the ACT health sector to identify and treat a suspected ebola case,” Mr Corbell said. “In the eight-hour [...]

Metalheads Troll H&M For Making Up Fake Metal Bands

I am old enough to remember a time when it was considered practically sacrilegious to purchase band paraphernalia from a mall store. Like, unless you wanted people to think you were some kind of poseur, you got your shit from an actual concert you attended, a thrift store, a small independent store or as a hand-me-down […]

Quickies: Evo psych, women in Star Trek, and the Intolerant Jackass Act

Categories: Quickies Evolutionary psych is neither – “It’s presumably better than creationist psychology, but nobody practices creationist psychology – so presumably the word “evolutionary” is doing a bit more work here than... (Read more...)

How Long Should Maternity Leave Really Be?

In the United States, the Family Medical Leave Act requires employees to provide a minimum of 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave for mothers to take care of newborns or newly adopted children. Sometimes, the financial practicality of time off to care for children shortens the time mothers actually take off work. Show More Summary

3 Practical Tips on Reading Your Work to an Audience

I recently attended a literary event where several writers read their work. I sensed polished pearls buried deep in there somewhere but honestly, I couldn’t hear them. The writers mumbled, stumbled, ran sentences together and acted as though their words were on a bullet train to a faraway station. Show More Summary

Mixing Bleach Is The Cleaning Mistake You Definitely Don't Want To Make

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Even though green cleaning practices have made their way into many homes, some jobs are best left to that time-tested combination of bleach and elbow grease. According to scientists at the American Chemical Society (ACS), that's actually...Show More Summary

Secret Service Wants to Practice Saving President Obama at a Fake White House

When the Secret Service practices saving President Obama they have to rely on "a rudimentary, not-to-scale simulation of the north grounds of the White House, using bike barricades to act as the fencing,” according to Joseph Clancy, the agency's director.  It apparently hasn't worked well, so the Secret Service is... More »

Barack Obama: No Excuse For Criminal Acts In Ferguson

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday there was no excuse for criminal acts at public protests against racially biased law enforcement practices in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting of two police...Show More Summary

Obama: no excuse for criminal acts in Ferguson, Missouri

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday there was no excuse for criminal acts at public protests against racially biased law enforcement practices in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson,...Show More Summary

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