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Go Vegan, Get Your Water Bill Paid? PETA Joins The Chorus Of Protests Against Water Shutoffs In Detroit

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Today, 02:42 PM

CBS Detroit:

DETROIT (WWJ) – The water shutoffs in Detroit have gained attention from around the country — including PETA. The organization is offering to pay one month’s water bill for 10 Detroit residents.

In return, those residents have to go vegan for a month.

The animal rights group PETA has joined the chorus of voices in protest of the shutoffs to Detroit residents behind in their water bills.

Lindsay Wright, with PETA, says that a member of the group has offered to pay one month’s water bill and provide a basket of healthy and cost-effective vegan food for 10 residents.

“We hope that by introducing people to eating vegan for this month-long pledge that it will stick with some folks and that they’ll wind up saving on the stress of dealing with some difficult health conditions and save money on health care costs in the long run,” said Wright.

“At PETA we really see this as a win-win, you know it’s going to give 10 Detroit residents in need, some immediate help, getting out from under their water bills plus it’s something that is going to be helping animals and the environment and of course there are health benefits for people who participate as well.”



Enforcing your ideology is always the "healthier" option...


On Immigration Crisis, Obama, Not Bush, Is To Blame

Draggingtree   Posted Today, 02:39 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz Warns House of Senate Trojan Horse on Immigration


Mr. Speaker, Beware!



 By: checkmate2012 (Diary)  |  July 24th, 2014 at 08:01 PM 

Yesterday, in a meeting with 20 House conservatives that make up the Conservative Opportunity Society, Sen. Cruz warned the House not to pass any immigration bill to fix the crisis at the border. He advised that the Senate would gut any House bill on fixing immigration and insert parts of S. 744, the loathed bipartisan Gang of Eight Immigration Bill from 2013.


And here I thought I was the only one being paranoid about it when I said this a week ago:





Green Group Under Scrutiny for Trespassing, Harassment at Woman’s Farm

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Today, 02:37 PM

Daily Signal:

Robert Marmet knew he was supposed to inspect Martha Boneta’s farm, but he didn’t know exactly what for. He knew there were limits on what he could inspect, but he had no idea where they were.


So when Marmet, a senior energy policy analyst with the Piedmont Environmental Council, and his partner Mike Kane, a conservation officer with the group, turned up June 12 to inspect Boneta’s Liberty Farm in Paris, Va., they more or less inspected what they wanted to inspect.


They walked through the upstairs and downstairs portion of the barn that sits on the property. They inspected every room within—bathrooms, closets, storage rooms and offices. They looked over the farmer’s personal effects and even toured the basement area of the barn that housed some of the animals. They inspected “The Smithy,” an historical structure on the property that was once a blacksmith shop. They stood on chairs to peer into the loft area.


What were they looking for? They were there on behalf of the PEC to enforce an easement on Boneta’s property. Easements are documents property owners sign that compensate them for agreeing to withhold land from commercial development. In Boneta’s case, the PEC accused her in a previous lawsuit of violating the agreement in a number of ways, the main one of which was to operate apartments on the property.


An agreement to settle that suit required PEC to acknowledge the accusation was false and Boneta did not have apartments on the property, but it permitted PEC to “measure for the size of an apartment.” This inspection obviously went far beyond that.



Inspection time...please have your papers in order...


WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Today, 02:29 PM


In a free-wheeling discussion that touched on dozens of proposals for how to address the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children streaming across the southern U.S. borders, one thread connected the calls to add to or change a border crisis proposal from GOP leadership: President Barack Obama.

The proposals included trying to prevent a future executive amnesty by Obama, telling the president what he should do to enforce the law in a non-binding resolution, and even putting impeachment on the table.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) told colleagues that the House should pass legislation with new steps to secure the border, and tell Obama if he didn't implement it, they would impeach him.

"He either enforces the laws on the books—as he was hired and elected to do—or he leaves Congress no option. This is not our choice, this is the President's choice and I would advise him to uphold the law on the books," Yoho said in a written statement after the meeting.

“People were hissing at that because they don't want to go there,” said a GOP member who was in the room.

At the other end of the spectrum, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), a top proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, expressed befuddled frustration with conservative colleagues resistant to passing the package put together by a working group of members appointed by Speaker John Boehner.

“I have all my ideas about this, a lot of you guys – what you tell me is, we gotta secure the border and send 'em home. Now you have a chance to secure the border and send 'em home, but you're saying we can't do it,” he said, to laughter.



Options and optics.

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Today, 02:26 PM


CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.


About 1,300 workers are scheduled to attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they'll be asked to do "whatever it takes" to win $15-an-hour wages and a union, said Kendall Fells, organizing director of the national effort and a representative of the Service Employees International Union.


The union has been providing financial and organizational support to the fast-food protests that began in late 2012 in New York City and have included daylong strikes and a protest outside this year's McDonald's Corp. shareholder meeting that resulted in more than 130 arrests.


"We want to talk about building leadership, power and doing whatever it takes depending on what city they're in and what the moment calls for," said Fells, adding that the ramped-up actions will be "more high profile" and could include everything from civil disobedience to intensified efforts to organize workers.


"I personally think we need to get more workers involved and shut these businesses down until they listen to us," perhaps even by occupying the restaurants, said Cherri Delisline, a 27-year-old single mother from Charleston, South Carolina, who has worked at McDonald's for 10 years and makes $7.35 an hour.


Delisline said she and her four girls live with her mother, but the family still has difficulty paying utilities and the mortgage while providing for her children. She said she has not been to a doctor in two years and does not get paid if she stays home sick.


"To have a livable wage, it's going to need to be $15 an hour," said Delisline. "We make the owners enough money that they have houses and cars and their kids are taken care of. Why don't (they) make sure I can be able to do the same for my kids and my family?"


The campaign comes as President Barack Obama and many other Democrats across the country have attempted to make a campaign issue out of their call to increase the federal and state minimum wages.



Fifteen or fight.

First wave of Obamacare destroys single practice doctors

Valin   Posted Today, 02:09 PM

Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas

Valin   Posted Today, 01:52 PM


She Makes My Head Hurt!

Coffee Shop

Valin   Posted Today, 01:43 PM

Huge major shocking I can't believe it news alert!

How anti-capitalist Michael Moore built a £30m fortune
As the Fahrenheit 9/11 director finalises divorce from Kathleen Glynn, details have emerged of how he made a fortune
Kate Palmer
Dont be hoodwinked by his casual demeanour and capitalism rants Michael Moores millions make him one of the richest men in American media.
Michael Moore

Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas

Valin   Posted Today, 01:31 PM



Paul Ryan Unveils Anti-Poverty Reforms

Valin   Posted Today, 01:25 PM

TOS: paulryan

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Salon: Paul Ryans insult strategy: Why his anti-poverty contract is so grotesque
Paul Ryan wants to make the poor sign contracts to earn benefits, and punish them for not being successful
Simon Maloy