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Stuart G

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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn..

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Swiss to vote on $25 minimum wage

Source: USA Today

GENEVA, Switzerland – A vote on Sunday to establish a minimum wage of $25 an hour would make mostly immigrants here in agriculture, housekeeping, and catering among the world's highest paid unskilled workforce.

The vote comes after hundreds of fast-food workers walked off their jobs in many U.S. cities and in more than 30 countries on Thursday in a protest for higher wages. If the Swiss proposal passes, the country would have the highest minimum wage in the world.


Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/05/16/swiss-minimum-wage/9166687/

How to improve your memory for free after initial purchase...(cheap)

You aint going to do it, but it works for me....Go to whatever store you want, and buy the cheapest phone..One with the least amount of memory. Then don't use the memory, just punch in your favorite numbers of your friends and family.. You will have to memorize those numbers in your brain, and that is a good thing to practice..Isn't it??????

It is a con job. Rubio will change his mind on climate change by humans.

Why? To show how he is able to work with other people and listen. His ability to cooperate and change his mind on important issues will be a selling point for his campaign to become president. This is part of his plan. That is what I believe.

Blind Pole-Vaulter Flies Fearlessly (teenage girl..16 years old)

http://espn.go.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/10827733/espnw-soaring-spirit-helps-charlotte-brown-blind-pole-vaulter-texas-succeed-track-off


Inspiring!

Oregon Governor Saves Woman's Life

Huffinton Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/06/john-kitzhaber_n_5271543.html

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John Kitzhaber, Oregon Governor, Performs CPR To Save Woman's Life


Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is being hailed as a hero, but it's not for any official act of office. It's for saving a woman's life.

On his way to dinner on Monday, Kitzhaber spotted a woman lying by the side of the road with someone trying to help her, KGW-TV reported.

Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, told his driver to pull over, ordered his security staff to call 911 and then performed CPR on the woman, who was not breathing.

"It was pretty neat to see the governor back on and going back to work,” paramedic Alan Ferschweiler, who responded to the call, told The Oregonian newspaper. “He was surprisingly calm, and you could see he went right back to the days where he was an emergency room doctor. To go and assist the governor and take over this patient from him is pretty surprising. It definitely took us off-guard."

Koch Brothers Face Lawsuit Over Chicago's Toxic Black Dust: Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/02/koch-brothers-lawsuit-chicago-petcoke_n_5255853.html

Environmentalists are planning to take billionaires Charles and David Koch to court, alleging the brothers' companies are responsible for polluting Chicago's Southeast Side with the black, thick dust known as petroleum coke -- or petcoke, a byproduct of the oil refining process.

ThinkProgress reported this week that the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) have given a 90-day notice of an intention to sue Koch-owned companies including KCBX Terminals over the pollution associated with their petcoke storage facilities located along the Calumet River in a low-income, partially industrial Chicago community.

In a press release, the groups said the lawsuit stems from neighbors complaining that the dust spewing from the facilities' large, uncovered petcoke piles has polluted the river, "invaded" their homes and blackened area skies.

"People are complaining about finding dust from these sites inside their homes," Peggy Salazar, SETF executive director, said in a statement. "Black dust is coating their houses and probably their lungs. This has to stop. And hopefully this suit will achieve that."

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I sure hope they make them pay a whole lot. Maybe, just maybe, these assholes should be sentenced to live on Chicago's Southeast Side as close to the dust as possible as the case drags through court...That would do it....

Please, Please....Be careful of sudden lane changes due to drivers texting and on phone.

Today I saw two of them, at the last minute change lanes to make turns. One a left from the far right lane on a busy city street, and the other to make a right turn, in front of me in the right lane. Both drivers had something in their hands. I know this is extremely dangerous because these people got to make that turn when they want to. Nothing else matters. Not waiting to the next street and make a couple more turns to up for missing a turn. Or the next exit on an expressway. I saw one a few months ago, who came within 3 feet of knocking over a man driving a bicycle. That man driving the bicycle was totally within the law.

I have seen more of this in the last 3 years, then in the last 20. These idiots do not look to see if there is someone in that lane, they just move . Lot of summer driving coming up, and traffic police only rarely stop people texting. Perhaps police are stopping more, but there are so many that is almost impossible to stop them. At least there is a stigma to "drunk driving" I am really concerned because someone here at DU is going to get hurt or worse. Please be aware of the other driver, he/she often is not aware of you/me. Oh, and I might add that many people walking are too busy texting to look up. Watch for them too.
Thanks

Scientific American Editor: Fox Told Me I couldn't Talk About Climate Change

Source: Talking Points Memo

Catherine Thompson – April 30, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT...

An editor with Scientific American magazine said Wednesday he was shot down by a Fox News producer when he said he wanted to talk about the impacts of climate change.


Michael Moyer appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday morning to talk about tech trends for the next decade. He tweeted that he suggested the number one trend for the future would be climate change impact but was told to choose another topic instead.
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Fox & Friends producer wanted to talk about future trends. I said #1 will be impacts of climate change. I was told to pick something else.

— Michael Moyer (@mmoyr) April 30, 2014
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A recent study by the Union of Concerned Scientists found that while misinformation about climate change was more or less common among cable news channels, Fox News led the pack by airing misleading coverage 72 percent of the time. The network's denial of global warming has been a subject of late night mockery, from Jon Stewart to "Saturday Night Live."



Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/scientific-american-editor-fox-news-climate-change



Absolute Proof.....Fox News Has No Clothes...Now...When this gets out, and it will...Fox News Will Be Shown To All, Even those that watch it..
How Absurd It Is.

Three American Doctors Killed by Guard at Afghan Hospital

Source: New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer shot and killed three American doctors at a hospital here on Thursday, according to Afghan police officials.

The attack took place at the Cure International Hospital in Kabul, a 100-bed facility that specializes in treating disabled Afghans and has a maternal care unit with support for premature births. The police officer had recently been assigned to guard the hospital.

Sediq Seddiqi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said the Afghan guard was shot and wounded in the incident and was being treated in the hospital under guard. However, another Afghan official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the officer tried to shoot himself with his own weapon after the attack.

Mr. Seddiqi said the motive for the attack was unknown. A police official identified the killer as Ayudin, from Laghman Province, a two-year veteran of the police force in Kabul; like many Afghans, he goes by only one name.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/world/asia/foreign-doctors-killed-by-guard-at-afghan-hospital.html?hp&assetType=nyt_now

Could an Unkown Civil Libertarian Unseat Susan Collins?...John Nichols, The Nation

The Nation
John Nichols,
April 16, 2014


http://www.thenation.com/article/179382/could-unknown-civil-libertarian-unseat-susan-collins#

The woman who could be the future of progressive politics in America is sitting at the back table of an Indian restaurant in Portland, Maine. It’s early evening, she’s got a list of names, and she’s wearing out her cellphone. US Senate candidate Shenna Bellows doesn’t do downtime. While she waits for a meeting, the upstart Democrat makes the calls she says will upset an entrenched Republican incumbent. These aren’t the kinds of calls most candidates make: to big donors in distant cities with agendas even more distant from the concerns of the people she hopes to represent. Bellows is calling the people: nurses and teachers, lobster-boat captains and farmers, students and union activists. And she’s asking them to counter not just big money but a broken politics that values party labels and personalities more than ideals and movements.

Bellows knows she can’t match the millions her opponent, three-term Senator Susan Collins, has banked—or the millions that wealthy donors are ready to spend in Maine and other states to make Mitch McConnell the Senate’s next majority leader. The Democrat is satisfied if the Mainers she calls give $5. That’s because Bellows isn’t really dialing for dollars. She’s dialing for activists. “We had over 200 volunteers gathering signatures in Maine to put me on the ballot. They were talking to friends and family members about who I am and what our campaign represents,” she explains. “We then invited the signature-gatherers to speak on my behalf at Democratic caucuses. So we had 100 volunteers speak at 150 different caucuses across the state. This is the movement that we are building: a movement for social justice, environmental justice and economic justice. And it’s working.”
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