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Bankers Are Buying Baltimore's Debt, Charging Families Crazy Interest Rates, Then Taking Their Homes
Society & Culture  (tags: greed, injustice, debt, loans, Baltimore, usury )

Freya
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
New data show powerful hedge funds are profiting off of struggling families in Baltimore by buying up debts as small as $250, charging high interest rates, and taking their homes when they fail to pay.
Business Owners Try to Remove All Voters From Business District, But They Forgot One College Student
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting districts, cheats, business, taxes, gerrymandering )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore.
Oklahoma Gun Range Gets Liquor License
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, liquor, booze, alcohol, archery, Oklahoma )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
An Oklahoma City TV station reports that councilors approved the liquor license for Wilshire Gun Range on Tuesday. The 40,000-square-foot establishment includes 24 firearm lanes, 10 archery lanes, and a cafe where food and alcohol will be served.
The Teabagger Socialist-Free Purity Pledge
Offbeat  (tags: humor, satire, TEA Party )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Just to make sure that TEA Party Patriots are truly 100% free of hypocrisy.
Senate Republicans Are Working With Corporate America to Screw Over the Working Poor, Again
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, bills, wages, jobs, taxes, Earned Income Tax Credit, poverty )

Freya
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
There's a ton of crap in the Senate Republicans' funding bill for financial services, including trying to gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street, slash IRS funding, and prevent enforcement of net neutrality rules. Here's another: H&R Block lobbied...
Workers at Biggest Fast Food Companies Need Billions in Public Assistance
Business  (tags: workers, wages, public assistance, fast food, restaurants )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Walmart isn't the only corporate giant relying on government assistance to make up for the low wages it pays its workers. According to a new report from the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center, 52 percent of front-line fast food workers...
What Does Your Kid's Sex Education Look Like?
Society & Culture  (tags: sex education, abstinence-only, children, schools, teens, failures )

Freya
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
Choosing the Best is a company that claims to be the leader in abstinence-only sex education. Choosing the Best is based out of Atlanta, Georgia and run by Bruce and Donna Cook. CTB materials are used in 15 states and are part of the $1.5 billion in...
Watch These 'Pro-Life' Supporters Turn 'Pro-Choice' Right Before Your Eyes
Offbeat  (tags: humor, abortion, videos, editing, anti-choice )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Oh, you like heavily edited and/or statements taken out of context? Then you'll love this new video from Majority Ohio in defense of Planned Parenthood, which proves two can play at this game.
 
 
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