John Maenpaa

@ritchiepage2001

Christian/Patriot/Libertarian-Socialist and I support: AFL-CIO & IWW & ACLU & Occupy & Declaration Of Independence & Constitution #union #iww #WIUnion #occupy

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MedStar’s NNU Nurses Win Rollback of Health Care Cost Hikes

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Organizing-Bargaining/MedStar-s-NNU-Nurses-Win-Rollback-of-Health-Care-Cost-Hikes

In 2012, MedStar Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center—where some 1,850 registered nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU) work—unilaterally instituted sweeping reductions and changes in the nurses’ health benefits.

A federal judge last week upheld an arbitrator's ruling that MedStar acted unlawfully and must reimburse the nurses for any increased costs they paid and roll back the reductions and changes...

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The Labor Movement and Civil Society Forward Migrants’ Rights at the International Level

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Global-Action/The-Labor-Movement-and-Civil-Society-Forward-Migrants-Rights-at-the-International-Level

For the past few days, representatives from more than 300 diverse international organizations gathered at the United Nations in New York to tackle these critical questions, begin building connections across borders and discuss and develop strategies for bringing these issues to the forefront of the international development agenda...

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Peabody’s scandalous rorting a warning sign for Australian coalfields

http://cfmeu.com.au/your-union/secretary-message/archive/peabody%E2%80%99s-scandalous-rorting-a-warning-sign-for-australian-coal

Historically if there’s one that thing that could define those who’ve worked at the coalface, it’s their solidarity.Many a boss has underestimated the strength of union members in standing up for fellow mineworkers, even those they would never even expect to meet in person...

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ANOTHER LABOR LEADER SHOT DEAD

http://www.apl.org.ph/?p=1606

NCTU-APL Leadership Condemns the Spate of Killings of Activists
Demands Justice for Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin

The National Confederation of Transportworkers’ Union (NCTU) and the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), together with its affiiates and allied organizations all over the country, condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, president of the Davao City-based Network of Transport Organization (NETO), an affiliate of NCTU-APL...

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NSA Joke: US Military Intervene over Facebook Event

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/us-military-and-german-police-respond-to-facebook-post-about-nsa-walk-a-911451.html

As a joke, a German man recently invited some friends for a walk around a top secret NSA facility. But the Facebook invitation soon had German federal police knocking at his door. They had been alerted by the American authorities.

Normally, Daniel Bangert's Facebook posts tend to be of the serious variety. The 28-year-old includes news items and other bits of interest he encounters throughout the day. "I rarely post funny pictures," he says...

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A Personal Essay On the Zimmerman Trial By a Grown-Up Florida

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1866

Of Criminals and Crackers

When people think of Florida, they think of oranges and pink flamingos, palm trees and beaches, the blue-green ocean. They think of Disney and margaritas. ... But it has a feral heart, a teeming center that would rage out of control if not for the concrete and rebar that keeps it caged.

-Lisa Unger, from Black Out

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‘Davos of poverty housing’ to tap public, private, people sectors’ support on shelter issues in Asia-Pacific

http://www.habitat.org/asiapacific/news/2013/13_07_04_Habitat_launches_Asia_Pacific_Housing_Forum_2013.apsx

Organized by Habitat for Humanity International, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum expects to draw 700 policy makers, business and NGO thought leaders

The leading platform for advocating affordable housing solutions and decent shelter for low-income families in the region will return to Manila this year. The fourth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, organized by Habitat for Humanity International, will be held at Dusit Thani Manila from 2-4 October. The event was last hosted in the Philippine capital in 2009. The biennial forum brings under one roof, public, private and people sector stakeholders engaged in seeking solutions to poverty housing issues...

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Hong Kongers Demand Self-Determination—Will Beijing Listen?

http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/07/hong-kongers-march-for-self-determination-will-beijing-listen/277508/

The July 1 demonstration may be a mere overture to a larger dispute over the territory's future.

Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule after more than 150 years of being a British colony. Official and unofficial events here attempted to present a cheery picture of Hong Kong's relations with the mainland.

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[VIDEO] Charles Koch on the Poor: Let Them Eat 'Economic Freedom'

http://www.thenation.com/blog/175302/charles-koch-poor-let-them-eat-economic-freedom#

Quit whining, American poor people and refugees from the middle class. You’re actually part of the 1 percent.

That’s the laughably misleading claim in a new ad from right-wing multibillionaire Charles Koch. The $200,000 ad campaign, now running in Kansas, starts off like one of those breathless infomercials: “Are you in the 1 percent?” a male voiceover asks. “Well, if you earn over $34,000 a year, you are one of the wealthiest one percent”—he pauses slightly before the kicker—“in the world.”...

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Women’s Issues in Spotlight at 11th Moral Monday

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/In-The-States/Women-s-Issues-in-Spotlight-at-11th-Moral-Monday

Braving southern summer heat, humidity and waving signs, including “First the Great Recession, Now the Great Regression,” more than 2,000 North Carolinians gathered at the state Capitol in Raleigh at the 11th Moral Monday to protest extreme actions of the legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory (R).

With the focus on women’s issues—especially women’s health care—more than 100 people, including about 70 women, were arrested for civil disobedience when they refused to leave the General Assembly building. That’s where Republican lawmakers have steamrolled legislation cutting health care for the poor, eliminating unemployment benefits for 70,000 jobless workers, slashing funds for public education, raising taxes on low-income families while cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations...

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Possible Student Loan Debt Deal Emerges Which Would Cost Students More to Borrow for College

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Possible-Student-Loan-Debt-Deal-Emerges-Which-Would-Cost-Students-More-to-Borrow-for-College

Since interest rates doubled for the 7 million working families expected to take out federal Stafford student loans this fall, the political battle to avert the huge spike in borrowing costs has raced and roared. Senate leaders have been considering several solutions all week to prevent students who already graduate college with a mountain of debt from paying an average of $4,000 extra over the life of the loan...

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25 East 77th Street, Upper East Side

http://ny.curbed.com/marketplace/properties/273002-25-east-77th-street-upper-east-side-new-york

$60,000,000
PROPERTY DETAILS
Condo
9799 square feet
6 beds / 8 baths

The Five-Star Mark Hotel is widely considered the ultimate Luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Manhattan?s famous Upper East Side, long the residential neighborhood of choice for the elite of New York Society. The Mark Hotel?s owners are providing the unprecedented opportunity to own the entire private top floor and roof terrace of this landmark hotel and enjoy the permanent VIP status which that ownership affords...

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David Brooks Wonders Why Men Can't Find Jobs: Comedy Ensues

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/david-brooks-wonders-why-men-cant-find-jobs-comedy-ensues-20130716

From a David Brooks column in The New York Times this morning:

In 1954, 96 percent of American men between 25 and 54 years old worked. Today, 80 percent do. One-fifth of men in their prime working ages are out of the labor force...

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Recruiter Michael Page hit by Australia slowdown

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/16/michael-page-jobs-australia-slowdown

Profits at recruitment group down amid fall in permanent job placements and challenging conditions in Australia

The recruitment group Michael Page has been hit by a slowdown in its Australian business in the first half of the year, and warned that it faces "difficult conditions" in several of its markets...

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G’Day Damascus: Australians Are Joining Syria’s Rebels in Surprising Numbers

http://world.time.com/2013/07/16/gday-damascus-australians-are-joining-syrias-rebels-in-surprising-numbers/

A surprising number of foreign fighters joining the rebellion in Syria against the regime of President Bashar Assad hail from Down Under.

As many as 6,000 foreign fighters from nearly 50 nations have now joined the brutal 2½-year civil war to unseat President Bashar Assad of Syria. The vast majority are veterans from the the Arab Springs of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. Islamist volunteers from Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and a few former Soviet republics bolster their ranks.

And then there are the Aussies...

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Wildfires continue to rage across Australia, and temperatures have become so hot the country's Bureau of Meteorology was forced to add a new color - deep purple - to show areas that have exceeded all-time heat records.

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Dear ABC: Putting Anti-Vaccine Conspiracist Jenny McCarthy on “The View” Will Kill Children

http://www.salon.com/2013/07/16/dear_abc_putting_jenny_mccarthy_on_the_view_will_kill_children/

Anti-vaccine conspiracist and "View" co-host Jenny McCarthy isn't just quirky -- she spreads lies that hurt people.

Jenny McCarthy, a former model and comedienne, is set to be the next co-host of ABC’s “The View,” a popular morning talk show with an all-woman cast. She is replacing Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who recently jumped ship to Fox News, cable’s longtime home of attractive women who specialize in reactionary sneering...

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McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget By Getting A Second Job And Turning Off Their Heat

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/15/2300321/mcdonalds-buget-low-wage/

McDonalds has partnered with Visa to launch a website to help its low-wage workers making an average $8.25 an hour to budget. But while the site is clearly meant to illustrate that McDonalds workers should be able to live on their meager wages, it actually underscores exactly how hard it is for a low-paid fast food worker to get by.

The site includes a sample “budget journal” for McDonalds’ employees that offers a laughably inaccurate view of what it’s like to budget on a minimum wage job. Not only does the budget leave a spot open for “second job,” it also gives wholly unreasonable estimates for employees’ costs: $20 a month for health care, $0 for heating, and $600 a month for rent. It does not include any budgeted money for food or clothing...

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Had to share this one. Let's report this lame ass app someone has created!
Thanks +Denise Bradshaw

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