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Are non-star members still seeing ads on DU

or not?

I haven't been able to access DU on my mobile device since yesterday. On my mobile, the entire home page pulls up except for the content in the small ad box at the top. So the site just hangs trying to download the ad content. Can't even get to other sites on my mobile if I'm trying to access DU while it's hanging. No problems with any other site.

So I pulled out my clunker laptop and of course here I am, but there are no ads showing anywhere on DU! I'm wondering if these two ad observations could be related?

ETA: sent a query re this problem to Skinner. Waiting for reply. In meantime, got curious whether this has affected anyone else.

Are non-star members still seeing ads on DU?

Haven't been able to access DU on my mobile device since yesterday. On my mobile, the entire home page pulls up except for the content in the ad box at the top, so the site just hangs. Can't even get to other sites on my mobile if I'm trying to access DU while it's hanging.

So I pulled out my clunker laptop and of course here I am, but there are no ads showing anywhere on DU! I'm wondering if these two ad problems could be related?

ETA: sent a query re this problem to Skinner. Waiting for reply. In meantime, got curious whether this has affected anyone else.

We're starting an OVERFLOW crowd outside one of them.

We'll bring some food and enthusiasm. Hope the inside hosts can funnel some audio to us.

Bernie is drawing max capacity crowds everywhere.

When you check that box

you are indicating to the campaign that an employer's name isn't needed to accompany the donation. (Employed donors must submit that info by law.)

My experience is that retired donors get hit up at each phase of a campaign just like those who are employed. (The former campaign solicitor blushes, looking down and kicking the dirt)

But I know what you mean...

Baltimore: Killer Police out on $250,000 Bond; Window breaker jailed on $500,000 Bond

The Criminal Injustice System at work.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-police-custody-death-officers-charged-30730377

THANK YOU to ALL the Baltimore Protesters!

And those Protesters around the Country who protested in Solidarity with Baltimore.

You brought attention to the injustice of Freddie Gray's Death, the injustice of police actions in your community, and in the larger sense, the Injustice of Police Actions in thousands of cities across the U.S.A.

Communities mired in Injustice need to Protest EVERY TIME a citizen is killed by the Police; injured by the police, or falsely arrested by the Police.

SIX Cops Being Charged in Freddie Gray's Death!

2nd Degree Depraved Murder
Involuntary Manslaughter
False Imprisonment
Assault
Negligence
Failure to Render Aid

$15,000 Per Course is Fair

Faculty Join Fast Food in the Fight for $15

Justin Miller April 16, 2015


On campuses across the country, adjunct professors are starting to organize against rock-bottom pay and tenuous job security.

As yesterday’s Fight for $15 protests wound to a close across the country, it’s become clear that this movement is not a fleeting effort—it’s here to stay. The focal point has primarily been on the most visible low-wage workers...However, another employment sector that’s not typically associated with low wages was prominent yesterday as well: the American professoriate.

Higher education institutions in the United States employ more than a million adjunct professors. This new faculty majority, about 70 percent of the faculty workforce, is doing the heavy lifting of academic instruction. These are positions with tenuous job security (often semester-by-semester), sparse instructional resources, limited academic freedom, and meager wages—the average working adjunct makes around $3,000 per three-credit course. An astounding 20 percent of part-time adjunct faculty rely on government assistance, according to a recent report from NBC News.

...While fast food workers called for $15 an hour, adjuncts rallied for a base pay of $15,000 per course—an aspirational standard initiated by SEIU’s new Faculty Forward campaign.

https://prospect.org/article/faculty-join-fast-food-fight-15


The Fight For 15--- $15 Per Hour AND $15,000 Per Course

Washington State Is So Screwed

Washington State Is So Screwed
—By Tom Philpott

| Wed Apr. 22, 2015 9:50 AM EDT

California's been getting all the attention, but it isn't the only agriculture-centric western state dealing with brutal drought. Washington, a major producer of wheat and wine grapes and the source of nearly 70 percent of US apples grown for fresh consumption, also endured an usually warm and snow-bereft winter.

The state's Department of Ecology has declared "drought emergencies" in 24 of the state's 62 watersheds, an area comprising 44 percent of the state. Here's more from the agency's advisory:

...The drought regions include apple-heavy areas like Yakima Valley and the Okanogan region. Given that warmer winters—and thus less snow—are consistent with the predictions of climate change models, the Washington drought delivers yet more reason to consider expanding fruit and vegetable production somewhere far from the west coast.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/04/washington-state-drought-apples-snowmelt


Interesting that Washington State is the third highest fruit producing state and the third highest vegetable producing state in the nation.

Federal Contract Workers On Strike

Government Contract Workers Strike for Better Pay

Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00 By Miya Pontes, Campaign for America's Future

More than 600 federal workers went on strike yesterday, including about three dozen Senate employees, in a protest over low pay by federal contractors.

The strike won support from members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), who joined the US Senate contract workers who were protesting low pay.

...(Sen. Bernie )Sanders spoke on behalf of a new populism that recognizes the harm in the growing wealth gap and is ready to fight it. "The taxpayers of this country want to make sure that when government contracts are made those employers who get those contracts pay their workers a living wage. That they allow workers to form a union, that they provide good benefits to their workers. A great nation will not survive when so few have so much and so many have so little. What we need to do is rebuild the American middle class," Sanders said.

The Progressive Caucus has worked hard to convince President Obama to sign two executive orders to improve working conditions for federal contract workers. The "Good Jobs Executive Order" prevents employers who commit wage theft from receiving government contracts. A previous executive order signed by Obama raised the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30400-government-contract-workers-strike-for-better-pay


$15 PER HOUR...MINIMUM LIVING WAGE...NOW!!!

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