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If we could get this law on our books many of our problems would disapear.


More: Switzerland Weighs Radical Approach to Runaway Executive Compensation

Voters in Switzerland will weigh in on a novel approach to runaway executive pay later this month as regulators, economists, and lawmakers in the United States continue to grapple with the problem.

A referendum is set for November 24 on a law called the “1:12 Initiative” that would impose a flexible cap on top employee compensation at Swiss companies. If approved, the highest-paid employee of any given Swiss firm could not earn more in a month than its lowest-paid employee makes in a year. By using a ratio rather than a dollar figure cap, the 1:12 Initiative would both shrink the salaries of top executives and raise the pay of underlings. “You shouldn’t just say a maximum salary, because what we really want is a relationship between the lowest and the highest,” said David Roth, one of the plan’s architects, in an interview with Business Insider. In March, Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a package of CEO pay reforms, including an outright ban on so-called “golden parachute” payouts for fired executives.

The 12-to-1 ratio would be a massive shift for Swiss businesses, many of which currently pay their top people a couple hundred times what their worst-paid workers earn. Here in the United States, the prevailing ratio was 273-to-1 last year.

More at Think Progress.


I am having a real hard time forgiving and deciding what to do with my "boyfriend"

I was obsessed with this guy for months and he treated me horribly. I realize I had a problem. But all of a sudden last week he called me and was all, "please forgive me and told me how he was afraid of being close so he acted like a big shot and pushed people away.

But the the thing is this guy is a horrible alcoholic and I am almost positive he has bipolar disorder. He has spent the last several months in and out of rehabs and psych wards, sober living homes and homeless places.

So I said he could come here. I was very leary. I certainly do not have the kind of feelings I used to have with this man. Come to find out that while he was telling me how little money he had he was going to the ATM, taking money out and getting drunk with it. Thant was right after he got really manic one night

So last night he was drunk, (and I thought he only had one or two until the police told me he was "inebriated). He was horrible so when he went outside I locked him out of the house. So a couple minutes later a large brick is thrown through my double glass window and glass and all over the living room. I'm still finding it today.

So I called 911 and they caught him and if I filed charged he wold have been charged with a felony. I just didn't feel comfortable with that because I have gotten in trouble in the past and I have always said since then that you don't call the police for someone who is mentally ill. So I just had him taken to a psychiatric ward.

I don't know what to do now. I feel disgust toward him. I feel like I am the one with a hangover. But all his stuff is here and I know he has no where to go except a homeless shelter. So I was thinking that if he wanted to come back I would present these conditions.

1. He had to turn his debit card over to me so he can't pull that crap about not having money and the going to the bank and getting everything he needed to drink.
2. I talk to his doctor, find out his diagnosis, what is his treatment plan and give him his medications, (oh he would
lie to me and tell me he was only an alcoholic and he would not take him medication as prescribed.
3. Take his money out to pay the window.

And that is it. If he doesn't agree to these stipulations he can go to a home.

What do you think?

Use a fake name and fake address if you are going to contact our governor by mail or email or even

phone. It's so cute that they set this up this way.

Under Florida law, all correspondence sent to the Governor’s Office, which is not exempt or confidential pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, is a public record. All public record electronic mail sent through this website will be posted to Project Sunburst at http://www.flgov.com/sunburst , and will be accessible to the public. If you do not want the public record contents of your e-mail or your e-mail address to be published on this website or to be provided to the public in response to a public records request, please do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Please be aware that personal information sent in your correspondence, such as home addresses and telephone numbers, may be posted to the Sunburst public records website.

Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

(850) 488-7146


Please sign to get Walmart to stop usupporting gestation crates for pigs. It is torture.


Walmart’s torture of pigs is a real American horror story. Driven mad from boredom and stress, pregnant pigs confined to filthy gestation crates endure nightmarish conditions I would not wish on my worst enemies. Walmart must stop supporting cruel gestation crates.

Hello, I’m James Cromwell, and I just narrated the latest undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at a major Walmart pork supplier. What I saw in this video is a living nightmare. And it has got to stop!

At Walmart pork suppliers, thousands of pregnant pigs spend nearly their entire lives crammed into cages so small they can barely move. They can’t turn around, walk or even lie down comfortably for nearly their entire lives.

In the video, pigs can be seen constantly ramming their heads against their tiny stalls out of stress and frustration. These intelligent and social animals are literally driven mad from sheer boredom and lack of stimulation.

Animal welfare experts around the world agree that these crates are inherently cruel and should be phased out. In fact, gestation crates are so cruel they have been banned in nine U.S. states, as well as in the entire European Union.

Responding to consumer concerns, nearly every major food provider in the country, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Chipotle, Safeway, Kroger, Kmart and Costco, have demanded their suppliers do away with these cruel crates. Even Walmart Canada has agreed to phase out gestation crates.

Soooo like the people working around the world for AIDS had to take a pledge against prostitution


I don't understand this one at all. The reason for this article is they banned it but I had no idea it was even going on.

American Groups Working Against AIDS No Longer Mandated to Take Pledge Against Prostitution

The US Supreme Court ruled that American anti-HIV groups who work in countries around the world are no longer needed to take a pledge against prostitution with the court stating that it was a violation of free speech.

"We know that stigma plays a huge role in driving the global AIDS epidemic and this was a very stigmatizing law against a population that is one of the most vulnerable in the epidemic," said Chris Collins, director of public policy at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

In 2003 programs that received US funds under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a global program devised by former president George W. Bush, were required to make an anti-prostitution pledge in order to receive funds.

More at link:

Read more: American Groups Working Against AIDS No Longer Mandated to Take Pledge Against Prostitution | Medindia http://www.medindia.net/news/american-groups-working-against-aids-no-longer-mandated-to-take-pledge-against-prostitution-120878-1.htm#ixzz2jYeTzyFN

Anyone know of this company. They us solar and wind and somehow send you the

energy. (I have no idea how they do this but they can I'm all for getting wind or solar power)

If anyone has used this company or knows about them please tell!


I can't believe how much my family has changed after being brainwashed by the GOP.

I just got 2 emails from my mother. The first one was about this bowling alley, (it was fake) in Florida and how they made all the lanes go down to a picture of President Obama with him mouth open. You are supposed to roll a ball and knock out his teeth.

She would never have laughed at or joked about being violent about anyone in the past. Now she thinks it's funny?

Then she sent me another email about "people in Walmart's airplane" Of course it is like the people from Walmart "jokes" where they show you mostly obese people and people who look different.

When I was a kid if I ever made fun of the way someone looked I would be in trouble and gotten a lecture about how wrong it was.

It is like they have taken my mother away and replaced her with a mean person. I hate it. I have tears in my eyes now just typing about it. The far right is changing people's values in a horrible way.

I got an email awhile ago from my brother, (a minister) quoting Rush Limbaugh about immigration and he is saying, "No mas" and my brother thought that was so, "right on". The interesting thing is our father was an undocumented immigrant for several years in this country. So I wrote back to him and reminded him of this and he replies, "Yea but Daddy wanted to become a US citizen" WTF? As if no one else wants to become a US citizen! And this is from a man who has a frigging PHD!

I remember my brother and my mother and father, (father is deceased now) being very sensitive and caring about other people. They have been ruined. It is so fucking sad.

I was having a "discussion" with a tea bagger on Ted Cruz's FB and

I put up the link to the Obamacare calculator. She copy and pasted back the page where it said that she was about 600% above the poverty level so she could not participate in the exchange. So I went there and put in $500,000/year for 2 people and I got the same thing.

So are these people just going to buy their insurance over the regular marketplace?

Oh, I said to her, "You are very prosperous. Be grateful. And why would you want to deny health care to other people when you obviously have it yourself?"

This video of 2 cops stopping 2 young black men will infuriate you


(I watched it until the end and truthfully there is really nothing after about 3/4 of the video. I don't know why they say, "watch till the end")

Cop Stops Black Man, Tells Him ‘All You Do Is Weaken the F---ing Country’

This video was recorded on September 27 and uploaded to YouTube a few days later. It has recently made the rounds on social media and caught the attention of major news outlets. In it, two Philadelphia police officers stop, briefly detain, and question two young black men who are walking down the street. The reason given for the stop is that one of the young men said “hi” to a drug dealer. You should watch the video in its entirety:

There are a number of choice quotes to be pulled from this video, my favorite among them the retort from the young man being stopped and managed to film the incident saying “you not protecting me by stopping me when I’m trying to go to work,” but it’s this exchange that has come to define the encounter:

Officer: "We don't want you here, anyway. All you do is weaken the f---ing country,"

Young man: "How do I weaken the country? By working?"

Officer: "No, freeloading,"

Young man: “Freeloading on what? I work.”

Officer: “Do you? Where?”

Young man: “ Country Club.”

Officer: “Doing what?”

Young man: “I’m a server”

Officer: "A server? Serving weed?"

Here is a petition for McDonald and other fast foods to pay their workers

decent wages and stop using tax payer's money. Finally they are moving, and moving beyond Walmart with this thing!


The Petition:

The petition reads:

Dear CEO's of McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino's, and Papa John's,

A whopping 52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor because you pay them poverty wages. That means every single American is picking up the check for nearly $7 billion in tax dollars a year – while the fast-food industry reaps billions in profits.

It’s outrageous and it has to stop. It’s time to pay your workers $15 an hour so they can make ends meet and Americans can stop paying for the hidden costs of poverty wages."


- See more at: http://other98.com/mctaxes-youre-payin-it/#sthash.QM83g6u0.dpuf
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