John Maenpaa

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On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated by Debt

http://www.propublica.org/article/on-victory-drive-soldiers-defeated-by-debt

Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation's military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders who charge high annual percentage rates, sometimes exceeding 400 percent.

The Military Lending Act sought to protect service members and their families from predatory loans. But in practice, the law has defined the types of covered loans so narrowly that it's been all too easy for lenders to circumvent it.

"We have to revisit this," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who chairs the defense appropriations subcommittee and is the Senate's se...

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[VIDEO] Obama Announces IRS Resignation, Promises Safeguards and Oversight Cooperation

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/jan-june13/irs_05-15.html

President Barack Obama announced that acting commissioner of the IRS Steven Miller would be stepping down, calling the political targeting scandal "inexcusable." Jeffrey Brown delves into the latest developments and lingering questions with Josh Gerstein for Politico and Paul Streckfus, creator and editor of EO Tax Journal.

RELATED: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/us/irs-says-counsel-didnt-tell-treasury-of-tea-party-scrutiny.html?pagewanted=all

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bush wasn't Black (true story)

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bush wasn't Black (true story)

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Democratic National Christian Choice on Facebook

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Occupy protester sentenced to community service

http://www.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/29875684-75/eugene-iris-property-occupy-fence.html.csp

A woman who last November locked herself to a chain-link fence around the former City Hall property in downtown Eugene to call attention to issues surrounding homelessness pleaded guilty this morning to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing.

The charge will be reduced to a noncriminal violation if Occupy Eugene member Gwendolyn Iris completes 30 hours of community service by mid-August...

RELATED VIDEO: http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Eugene-council-delays-Occupy-Eugene-decision/ZVEtFB2qVkih3yrWWCHwdA.cspx

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Home Defenders League Sponsors Wall Street Accountability Week of Action

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/In-The-States/Home-Defenders-League-Sponsors-Wall-Street-Accountability-Week-of-Action

The Home Defenders League is holding a Wall Street Accountability Week of Action in Washington, D.C., from May 18-23. Families directly affected by the foreclosure crisis are traveling to the nation's capital to make their voices heard. On May 20, at 1:30 p.m., home defenders and their allies are rallying to "Bring Justice to Justice." The week also will include community organizing and training in home defense and other nonviolent tactics...

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Nationwide Movement for a Living Wage Strikes Milwaukee

http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/wisconsin-state-afl-cio-blog/2013/05/nationwide-movement-for-a-living-wage-strikes-milwaukee.html

Inspired by recent workplace actions in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit, low-wage workers in Milwaukee joined the nationwide movement for a living wage Wednesday by walking off the job. Workers are calling for a wage increase and the right to form a union free from employer harassment or retaliation.

Hundreds of workers walked off the job at places like McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Old Country Buffet and Popeye's. Workers are being joined by community supporters and religious groups throughout the day and plan to march from the Milwaukee County Courthouse to downtown ...

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Nationwide Movement for a Living Wage Strikes Milwaukee - TODAY

http://wisaflcio.org/index.cfm?action=article&articleID=87673b53-a8ab-4a0e-b4bf-ad4250726a16

Fast food workers in Milwaukee walk off the job, call for wage increase, and the right to a union without retaliation

(MILWAUKEE, WI, May 15) – Inspired by recent workplace actions in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit, low-wage workers in Milwaukee joined the nationwide movement for a living wage Wednesday by walking off the job. Workers are calling for a wage increase and the right to form a union free from employer harassment or retaliation.

Hundreds of workers walked off the job at places like McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Old Country Buffet and Popeye's. Wo...

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[VIDEO] Ríos Montt Guilty of Genocide: Are Guatemalan President Pérez Molina, U.S. Officials Next? 1 of 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Gn5ay-L2xfM

Published on May 13, 2013
http://www.democracynow.org - In a historic verdict, former U.S.-backed Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Ríos Montt was convicted of overseeing the slaughter of more than 1,700 people in Guatemala's Ixil region after seizing power in 1982. The ruling marks the first time a former head of state had been found guilty of genocide in his own country. The judge in the case has instructed prosecutors to launch an immediate investigation of...

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Union Thugs on Facebook

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Occupy the Farm movement rises again, hours after being raided

http://grist.org/news/occupy-the-farm-movement-rises-again-hours-after-being-raided/

A guerrilla veggie-growing occupation of university-owned land in Albany, Calif., was busted by cops early Monday and thousands of zucchini, kale, squash, and other newly planted seedlings were plowed over. But the occupiers proved more resilient than a sprawling mint plant, returning Monday to replant the desecrated farm.

More than 100 activists had gathered at Gill Tract, near Berkeley, on Friday and over the weekend, with some staying on site until the Monday morning raid. They pulled weeds, tilled soil, and planted seedlings. Some pitched tents.

RELATED VIDEO: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=9100060

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Mo. House Passes Paycheck Deception, but Veto Expected

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/In-The-States/Mo.-House-Passes-Paycheck-Deception-but-Veto-Expected

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), its corporate backers and extremist Missouri lawmakers may have won the first round in their drive to silence working people with a paycheck deception bill, when the House gave it final approval (86-69) earlier this week.

But thanks to a strong mobilization by Missouri working families and their unions and allies, the close vote—that included several Republicans who voted against the bill—means that Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D) expected veto cannot be overridden. It takes a two-thirds majority vote to override...

RELATED: http://teamsternation.blogspot.com/2013/04/woot-paycheck-deception-picket.html

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Everything Is Rigged, Continued: European Commission Raids Oil Companies in Price-Fixing Probe

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/everything-is-rigged-continued-european-commission-raids-oil-companies-in-price-fixing-probe-20130515

We're going to get into this more at a later date, but there was some interesting late-breaking news yesterday.

According to numerous reports, the European Commission regulators yesterday raided the offices of oil companies in London, the Netherlands and Norway as part of an investigation into possible price-rigging in the oil markets. The targeted companies include BP, Shell and the Norweigan company Statoil. The Guardian explains that officials believe that oil companies colluded to manipulate pricing data:

The commission said the alleged price collusion, which may hav...

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150 Charles Street, PHB, West Village

http://ny.curbed.com/marketplace/properties/351640-150-charles-street-phb-west-village-new-york

$35,000,000
PROPERTY DETAILS
Condo
4610 square feet
5 beds / 5.5 baths
Maint./CC
$7,049
Taxes
$2,413

Only once in a lifetime does the opportunity to own a penthouse like this one come to pass. Spanning over 4,600 square feet and offering more than 2,500 feet of private outdoor terraces, this five bedroom, five and one half bath home is the crowning jewel atop Downtown's most sought after building, 150 Charles Street. Offering unobstructed and landmark-protected full river and city views in all four directions, Penthouse B will captivate all who enter. Arrive via private elevator and find a grand living space featuring a wood bu...

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Central Park West Mansion Returns Hoping for $37 Million

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/05/08/central_park_west_mansion_returns_hoping_for_37_million.php

The mansion at 247 Central Park West has had a rocky relationship with the real estate market in the past: former owner and Coach COO Keith Monda once wanted $32 million for the place but had to cut that price all the way to $22.375 million before selling the house early last year. The buyer is making no particular attempt to learn from Monda's example—he or she (masked by a corporation) has just listed the house for $37 million. The annual taxes add another $44,000 to that.

Before Monda owned it, the mansion, on the park at West 85th Street, belonged to Abigail Disney (grandniece of Walt). And long before th...

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A band light years ahead of their time... NOT to be confused with the metal band of the 80's...

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Who Can Stop the Koch Brothers From Buying the Tribune Papers? Unions Can, and Should

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/who-can-stop-the-koch-brothers-from-buying-the-tribune-papers-unions-can-and-should-20130510

A few weeks ago, we did a story about hedge fund king Dan Loeb's plans to address a conference of institutional investors and perhaps solicit new clients among the public retirement funds in attendance, despite his involvement with a political lobbying group that campaigns against those very types of defined benefit plans. When stories by Rolling Stone, Washington Monthly and the New York Post came out about Loeb's affiliations, Loeb canceled his scheduled speech at the Conference of Institutional Investors and fled the event, reinforcing the simple idea that powerful interests can...

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Who Can Stop the Koch Brothers From Buying the Tribune Papers? Unions Can, and Should

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/who-can-stop-the-koch-brothers-from-buying-the-tribune-papers-unions-can-and-should-20130510

A few weeks ago, we did a story about hedge fund king Dan Loeb's plans to address a conference of institutional investors and perhaps solicit new clients among the public retirement funds in attendance, despite his involvement with a political lobbying group that campaigns against those very types of defined benefit plans. When stories by Rolling Stone, Washington Monthly and the New York Post came out about Loeb's affiliations, Loeb canceled his scheduled speech at the Conference of Institutional Investors and fled the event, reinforcing the simple idea that powerful interests can...

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