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New bill would extend Patriot Act surveillance until 2020

In case you haven't heard, the Patriot Act's Section 215 is set to expire June 1st. That's the provision that National Security Agency uses to justify its bulk data collection practices. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to make sure the current rules remain in place. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Iran Isn’t Acting ‘Aggressively’ When They Chant ‘Death to America and Israel’ Says the Iranian Vice President

That religion of peace and tolerance just keeps on showing us how they practice those values, by murdering non-believers and wishing death to their enemies. Yet somehow, Iranian Vice President

Time to end greyhound racing in the ACT

On 16 February 2015,  ABC’s Four Corners program aired a report showing video footage of live baiting practices in greyhound racing across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Not since Four Corners exposed the horrific treatment...Show More Summary

It's Official: Employee Wellness Is a "Scam"

No Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision enjoys more bipartisan support than the provision encouraging employers to pay or fine employees based on their health and health behaviors, a practice known as "workplace wellness." Both the House...Show More Summary

Electronic micropump delivers treatments deep within the brain

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. read more

Telesh on EPLI's Influence

Soon after Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1991, liability insurers began marketing separate liability insurance coverage for employment-law liability—what insurers today call it Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). How does EPLI coverage, and the insurer practices behind it,...

Fair Housing Means Integration

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide whether longstanding civil rights protections, known as "disparate impact," will continue to exist under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Disparate impact allows courts to examine practices thatShow More Summary

Beware: Creative Old Dogs Inventing New Dirty Tricks

On Monday, February 22nd, the Credit Card Act of 2009 takes effect, outlawing several of the most egregious practices of the credit card companies. Can you finally relax? C'mon-by now you know better than that!

US Defense Contractor Charged With Foreign Corrupt Practices - SEC

US defense contractor FLIR Systems Inc. has violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by providing presents and financing travel for Middle Eastern countries' government officials, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said in a release.

Religious Freedom in Practicing the Platinum Rule

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act begs the question, do you treat others as you want to be treated or as they want? The post Religious Freedom in Practicing the Platinum Rule appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Wiccans say Indiana religious freedom law opens the door to polygamy, nude rituals at the Capitol

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence last week has found support from a most unusual source — practicing Wiccans. The Daily Beast‘s David Freedlander spoke to Dusty Dionne, a High Priest and High Summoner of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church,...

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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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?

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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'

last monthLGBT / 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...

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