Students from various schools paid tribute to two of their peers who died in the Christchurch shooting by performing a haka, a ceremonial Maori dance to mourn the victims and honour the dead. They were joined by scores of fellow students to form a deafening chorus.
Joe Cunningham intervened in a House committee hearing on the environmental impact of seismic air-gun testing. The Democrat reached for the 120-decibel device after the official claimed the practice, used to locate underwater oil deposits, would have no effect on marine animals. Cunningham said seismic air guns were 16,000 times louder than his air-horn
It’s politically feasible because it affects only a tiny number of ridiculously wealthy people who will barely feel the pinch. And it raises an astonishing $2.7 trillion dollars over 10 years, enough to fund a wish list of progressive dreams.
…American billionaires (who number around 680 right now) would pay three percent on their wealth over that $1 billion. In most years, two or three percent is far less than the appreciation of their assets. The vast majority of people paying the tax would still be getting richer every year.
…Asset valuations—particularly of privately-held businesses and other murky and illiquid assets—can be hard to specify, especially when the ultra-rich are protected by a battalion of high-priced lawyers who can drag out the audits for years.
…To cover the extra work, her plan calls for expanding the number of IRS agents—which have been slashed in recent years—and adding steep penalties for shifting assets overseas or otherwise trying to hide them.
Starting at an affordable $550 a month, residents can rent an Arcade Providence, one-bedroom unit that’s 225 to 450 square feet in size. Inside, there’s a built-in bed, full bathroom, refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher, seating, and storage. For more amenities, tenants can also use the shared TV room, game room, on-site laundry facility, bike storage area, or parking garage that’s located across the street. The only catch is that there’s a waiting list with about 4,000 people currently on it.
Micro apartments started with such promise but have turned into another expensive yuppie fad. 4000 people on the waiting list? No published prices? You can guarantee yourself that it costs a lot more than $550 a month to get into one of these apartments these days.
Last Sunday, more than 600 converged at the March for Boulder Police Oversight to walk from Naropa University to the police station and to call for a civilian oversight board, as well as the removal of rifles from all police cars and the allowance for people to submit anonymous complaints to the department.
…At the conclusion of the investigation, which is expected to take 60 to 90 days, the police department will publicly release all body camera video and an executive summary of the investigation.
An investigation is a good thing but the only thing taht matter is the department’s actions after it is concluded. If those actions do not included publicly making an example out of officers who cross the line, the department has no claim on contributing to law and order.
“I don’t think we were looking into her heart and accusing her of being an anti-Semite,” said Hunegs, who is the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC).
…”We wanted to show her how what she had said was consistent with the statements of anti-Semites and anti-Semitism over time,” Hunegs said.
…Ahmed dismissed the argument that Omar was merely criticizing the Israeli government — something all the men [emphasis: peanut gallery. Why did CNN only interview men for this story?] interviewed by CNN said was her prerogative and not the problem.
…Halverson says all of the circling around Omar over this issue has become a distraction.
But many are worried the distraction will keep Omar from being able to do her job.
Distraction? Really? How many men would have the same things said about them in a similar situation? The peanut gallery cannot think of an article whose author worries that a man in Congress could not do his job because they might be distracted…
And yes, clearly, when David Duke agrees with you you aren’t on the correct track.
Still though…. The peanut gallery cannot un-see the fact that she is being treated differently than a male colleague would be in the same situation.