May 11, 2012   1 note
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reuters:

A new Gallup poll shows sentiment on the legality of same-sex marriage is close, with 50% of people surveyed in favor of the law recognizing same-sex marriages as valid, while 48% of those surveyed think it should not be valid.
The poll shows, politically, the most support for same-sex marriage comes from those who identify as Democrats. Most who identify as Republicans came out in opposition to same-sex marriage. [REUTERS]
READ MORE: President Obama voices support for same-sex marriages

reuters:

A new Gallup poll shows sentiment on the legality of same-sex marriage is close, with 50% of people surveyed in favor of the law recognizing same-sex marriages as valid, while 48% of those surveyed think it should not be valid.

The poll shows, politically, the most support for same-sex marriage comes from those who identify as Democrats. Most who identify as Republicans came out in opposition to same-sex marriage. [REUTERS]

READ MORE: President Obama voices support for same-sex marriages

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May 9, 2012   42 notes

“ I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly. ”

Obama Backs Gay Marriage! (via huffingtonpost)

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May 2, 2012   62 notes

Wal-Mart hit with almost $500,000 in fines after losing overtime suit

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  • $4.8 million in unpaid overtime to be paid by Wal-Mart source

» The ruling follows a probe by the U.S. Department of Labor, during which investigators determined that Wal-Mart unfairly exempted approximately 3,700 employees from receiving overtime. All of the employees come from two departments, with 1,700 set to receive an average of $290 a piece, and the remaining 2,000 or so receiving approximately $2,300 a piece.

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May 2, 2012   14 notes
thepeoplesrecord:

The Occupy Wall Street May Day drone in Union Square

thepeoplesrecord:

The Occupy Wall Street May Day drone in Union Square

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May 1, 2012   1 note
"News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took to the stand at the Leveson Inquiry declaring his session was an opportunity “to put certain myths to bed”. He is seen here with his wife Wendi Deng leaving the court having repeatedly claimed there had been a “cover-up” at the News of the World over the extent of phone hacking, but insisting it was kept hidden from him.” (BBC News)
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"News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took to the stand at the Leveson Inquiry declaring his session was an opportunity “to put certain myths to bed”. He is seen here with his wife Wendi Deng leaving the court having repeatedly claimed there had been a “cover-up” at the News of the World over the extent of phone hacking, but insisting it was kept hidden from him.” (BBC News)

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(Source: BBC)

May 1, 2012   1 note
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April 30, 2012   31 notes
shortformblog:

Former Libyan PM Shukri Ghanem found dead in Austrian river
Muammar Gaddafi’s former prime minister and oil minister was found floating in the Danube River, though no obvious signs of violence could be found. An autopsy will take place in the next few days, though it’s unknown if details regarding his death will be made public. Ghanem served as prime minister from 2003-2006, and as oil minister until last year. He defected last summer during the Libyan Revolution, and moved to Vienna to work as a consultant. (Photo via The Friday Times) source
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Muammar Gaddafi’s former prime minister and oil minister was found floating in the Danube River, though no obvious signs of violence could be found. An autopsy will take place in the next few days, though it’s unknown if details regarding his death will be made public. Ghanem served as prime minister from 2003-2006, and as oil minister until last year. He defected last summer during the Libyan Revolution, and moved to Vienna to work as a consultant. (Photo via The Friday Times) source

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April 23, 2012   57 notes
thepoliticalnotebook:

It’s ready… I spent the weekend pinning (Pinterest may or may not have checked a few times to make sure I wasn’t a spambot) and have finally catalogued all my Occupy photo/video submissions up to this point. Now, whenever I post new Occupy submissions, they’ll also be catalogued on this Pinterest board.
Check it out!
And help me out with this documentary/archival project, you guys. I know any number of you have gone to watch or participate in Occupy rallies, and I’d love to have your photos. (As I inform y’all on my Call for Submissions page, they really do not need to be professional grade pieces of high tone artwork. I want to document these movements, not put them in MoMA. It’s also worth noting that I don’t need them to come from within the US.) Email me at torierosedeghett@gmail.com

thepoliticalnotebook:

It’s ready… I spent the weekend pinning (Pinterest may or may not have checked a few times to make sure I wasn’t a spambot) and have finally catalogued all my Occupy photo/video submissions up to this point. Now, whenever I post new Occupy submissions, they’ll also be catalogued on this Pinterest board.

Check it out!

And help me out with this documentary/archival project, you guys. I know any number of you have gone to watch or participate in Occupy rallies, and I’d love to have your photos. (As I inform y’all on my Call for Submissions page, they really do not need to be professional grade pieces of high tone artwork. I want to document these movements, not put them in MoMA. It’s also worth noting that I don’t need them to come from within the US.) Email me at torierosedeghett@gmail.com

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