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U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow One Step Trashing of Multiple Obama Administration Federal Rules
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, bills, Congress, energy, environment, banking, transportation, finance, education, media, regulations )

Freya
- 17 hours ago - dailykos.com
The republican-dominated U.S. House of Representative has passed legislation that allows the Congress to eliminate multiple Obama Administration federal rules enacted during the last year of President Obama's Administration in a one step procedure.
8 Men Account for Half the World's Wealth
Society & Culture  (tags: wealth, greed, economic injustice, inequality )

Freya
- 18 hours ago - ecowatch.com
The combined wealth of eight men is greater than the poorest 3.6 billion people, according to the anti-poverty charity Oxfam International.
Oppose North Dakota House Bill 1203
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Dakota, demonstrations, protests, violence, bills, legislation, petitions )

Freya
- 18 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
This bill says a driver "who unintentionally causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway, is not guilty of an offense."
North Dakota Bill Would Protect Motorists Who 'Unintentionally Cause Injury or Death' to Protesters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bills, protests, demonstrations, assault, crime, violence )

Freya
- 19 hours ago - ecowatch.com
As Donald Trump takes office, pushing a wave of explicitly authoritarian federal policies and practices, Republican leaders at every level are following suit.
Vote Against Senate File 71 - Allow Wyoming Residents to Use Renewable Energy
Environment  (tags: petitions, energy, Wyoming )

Freya
- 19 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Under Senate File 71, only six resources - coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and net metering systems such as rooftop solar or backyard wind projects - are considered "eligible" generating resources.
Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy
Environment  (tags: energy, renewables, Wyoming, bills, laws, fossil fuel, Republicans, idiocracy )

Freya
- 19 hours ago - ecowatch.com
Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. If passed, utilities that use wind or solar to produce power for Wyoming residents would be penalized with a costly fine.
Inside Wichita's 'Blessing Box,' a Micro Food Pantry
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, donating, donations, Wichita, free stuff, helping others )

Freya
- 1 day ago - mentalfloss.com
In Wichita, Kansas, Maggie Ballard and her son Paxton have opened a tiny food pantry in their front yard. Modeled after the little free library concept, Maggie and Paxton call their little free pantry a "blessing box."
Chicago Police Assaulted Children, Got Away With Murders: DOJ Report Echoes What Residents Have Long Known
Society & Culture  (tags: law enforcement, police brutality, Chicago )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Communities of color in Chicago meticulously documented the CPD's pattern of racist violence.
Why Bernie Sanders Came Up Short - and How That Lesson Can Fuel Future Progressive Victories
Society & Culture  (tags: elections, Bernie Sanders, revolutions, political campaigns )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Revolutions are messy, wonderful, maddening, and joyful all at once. They alternate between inspiring unbelievable elation and taking your heart and crushing it in a vise, sometimes both in the same day.
Roberts: Russell Pearce's Triple Dip Just Got Sweeter
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arizona, greed, economic injustice )

Freya
- 2 days ago - azcentral.com
Russell Pearce just added a plump and juicy cherry to his triple dip. He has scored a promotion to the No. 2 spot at the Maricopa County Treasurer's Office. And a $70,000 raise - when there's no money for raises for county rank-and-file workers.
 
 
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