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Microsoft: Compared To Tim Cook And Marissa Mayer, We Are NOT Overpaying Our New CEO (MSFT)

Investor watchdog organization Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) caused a stir last week by telling Microsoft investors that Satya Nadella's pay package was too high. It advocated that they vote no on the "say on pay" advisory vote during Microsoft's shareholder meeting December 3. Show More Summary

Videos: Subway Busker Fights The Law...And Wins

Last month, a subway busker was arrested for loitering after a confrontation with an NYPD officer over whether or not he was allowed to be performing, sparking protests from performer advocates and local councilmen. And based on theShow More Summary

CT Releases New Report on Adam Lanza

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

The Office of the Child Advocate in Connecticut has released its report on Adam Lanza. It's 114 pages and available here. The Daily Mail has this recap. I just finished reading the report. Here are some quotes: Autism Spectrum Disorder or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Economics Daily Digest: Too-risky deals, phone booth hotspots, unionizing tech's shuttle drivers

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Teachers Union, Advocates Protest and Ask CPS to Act on Costly Borrowing (Chicago...Show More Summary

Faith in the Military: Too Much Proselytizing or Discrimination Against the Religious?

One advocate warns of "unit segregation, animosity, and fatal doubt among comrades" over religion.

Handbook for fighting climate-denialism

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

From 2011, Skeptical Science's excellent Debunking Handbook, a short guide for having discussions about climate change denial that tries to signpost the common errors that advocates of the reality of anthropogenic global warming make when talking to people who disbelieve. Read the rest

Why Do We Advocate for Rejuvenation Research?

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Yesterday, I had occasion to spend six hours or so in the emergency room of a medical center largely focused on treating serious conditions that are most prevalent in old people. A part of that experience by necessity involved listening to the comings, goings, and conversations of those present. Show More Summary

Who Benefits From the White House Immigration Plan?

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

    Immigrant rights advocates demonstrate in San Francisco. Photo by miss karen (CC BY 2.0) The announcement of President Obama’s executive action on immigration elicited threats of retaliation form congressional Republicans. Here are...Show More Summary

DJ Jaffe: The 4.2% (or the Us / Them Dichotomy)

Over on Pete Earley's blog, he gives the text of a speech by DJ Jaffe, a mental illness advocate. Mr. Jaffe contends that those with serious mental illnesses constitute 4.2.% of the population and those people can be differentiated from...Show More Summary

Hugh Jackman Advocates Children's Rights at UNICEF Imagine Project Launch

Hugh Jackman is handsome in a grey suit while arriving at the UNICEF #IMAGINE Project launch to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the rights of a child at United Nations on Thursday (November 20) in New York City. The 46-year-old Australian actor was joined by wife Deborra-Lee Furness and Yoko Ono. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]

New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers

This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them. Image: Shutterstock The post New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The reformers: Douglas R. Miller

Douglas R. Miller is the executive director of CAARE (Consumer Advocates in American Real Estate), the only nonprofit public charity dedicated to consumerism with real estate brokers. Did you have causes when you were younger? What were they? Not really....

Valve Overhauls Steam Early Access Rules Following Investigation

When the media works for the consumer there is nothing but good things to come out of it for the whole marketplace. Media who advocates pro-consumerism means that there is more transparency, more disclosure and less corruption. Click To Continue Reading

New Brittany Maynard Video Released on What Would've Been Her Birthday (WATCH)?

Post by Liz Alterman. Right-to-die advocate Brittany Maynard may be gone, but her message lives on.  A video of the stunning young woman who utilized Oregon's death-with-dignity law to end her life on Nov. 1, after battling terminalShow More Summary

L.A. Amnesty Activists Rallied...at Mexican Consulate

On Thursday in Los Angeles, a rally by amnesty advocates took place at the logical place: the Mexican Consulate. Celebrants voiced their delight at Barack Obama’s new immigration policy, although some thought Obama had not gone far enough. Show More Summary

New report shows Sandy Hook shooter's mental health left untreated

A new report shows missed opportunities in stopping Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed his mother, 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students, six staff members, and then himself in 2012. The Connecticut Office of Child Advocate says it...Show More Summary

Chicago Park Advocates Fight ‘Star Wars’ Museum with the Force (of the Law)

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

"The Preservationists Strike Back" could be the title for the latest episode in the saga of Star Wars director George Lucas's planned $300 million Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts on the Lake Michigan waterfront in Chicago.

New fight between charter school advocates, City school boss

City schools boss Carmen Fariña is in a fresh battle with charter school advocates after she accused the schools of inflating their scores.

Lawmakers, faith leaders, and advocates on Obama's executive action

Last night, President Barack Obama announced an overhaul to the country's immigration system that could allow millions of undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation. In Georgia, the reaction was swift and, from Democrats at least, filled with praise.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

How Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Gay Player, Changed Sports Forever

Two prominent advocates for LGBT equality in sports ponder the legacy of the NBA's first openly gay player. The post How Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Gay Player, Changed Sports Forever appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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