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And this bountiful decade happened to be the same decade in which organized labor hit its all-time peak, with close to 35% of all U.S. workers belonging to unions. Moreover, those impressive figures don't even take into account the "free-riders" who benefited from employers who provided them with union-quality wages, benefits and working conditions in order to keep the union out. Compare that to the pitiful state of affairs we find today, where barely 6% of private sector jobs are unionized. In truth, one can barely grasp--can barely wrap their mind around--the tremendous influence labor was able to exert fully half a century ago (even despite passage of the toxic Taft-Hartley Act, in 1947). The notion of working men and women having that much raw power seems like a fantasy today. Which brings us to feminism. In the history of the U.S., going back all the way to 1920, the year adult females were finally given the right to vote, the only jobs that absolutely, positively guaranteed that women doing the same work as men would receive the same pay as men were union jobs.
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Everyone, even those we most disagree with, seeks happiness and relief from suffering. Taking a stand, we can still remain open to this perspective. Every action has repercussions, even ones we feel are completely just, so we better balance whatever needs to get done now with the impact it may have on the future. How, then, might basic concepts of mindfulness integrate with social action? • Get out of autopilot. The recent election was a moment of awakening for many. Having been complacent about politics, they now feel resolved to act. That same concept holds true regardless of which side of the election you were on - politicians count on us believing what they say at face value. Voting (or not voting), speaking (or not speaking), and acting (or not acting) purely out of habit, living life without awareness, makes us far less likely to make useful choices for ourselves and our country.
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Moreover, politicians in most countries are generally more risk averse in the run up to elections. As Barack Obama inadvertently whispered into a hot mic four years ago: "After my election I have more flexibility." By the time the dust settles after nine elections in Europe, it will be mid-2017 at the earliest and Trump's Iran policy will almost certainly be locked in. The window to potentially influence that policy is now, and it's unclear if Europe is in a position to speak and act with a cohesive voice. This begs the question: What can the EU do to save the Iran deal, avoid another war in the Middle East, and help prevent an already tragic refugee crisis in Europe from spiraling out of control? If Trump chooses to pursue a policy that damages European interests, the bloc could make clear to Washington the costs of doing so - first privately in an effort to provide Trump with an opportunity to save face, and then going to the megaphones publicly if private outreach doesn't bear fruit.
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Dover Express
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For all its charms and tranquility, like all major towns Tunbridge Wells has its hotspots for violence. Using stats published by the Home Office and Kent Police, we can reveal the worst streets for violent crime between January and November 2016. How is 'violent crime' classified? According to police, violent crime is a crime in ''which the offender uses or threatens force upon a victim. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as...
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BBC One Northern Ireland
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I don't actually remember the last time I heard a member of the DUP use the word reconciliation. A particular disappointment to me in this, a small point in relation to the big act of reconciliation I have been game, and they refused to go.
Adweek
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In some instances, it was also a climbers first time up the mountain. There are physical challenges as well as the emotional and complexity of human relationships that our climbers had to endure, since a climb team includes guides, sherpas, base-camp managers and the unexpected. Capturing Everest will live on SIs digital properties in the coming weeks as a multipart documentary, but the focus right now is to see how Sundances audience responds when it premieres today. People come to Sundance not just for the depth of its film offerings but for its unmatched originality, said Chris Stone, Sports Illustrated Groups editor in chief. Thats what we believe we have herean unmatched original viewing experience. While Pan didnt disclose the cost for the epic endeavor, the studio exec explained what went into the high-wire act from a technical and filmmaking point of view.
Western Daily Press
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A Bridgwater man died from auto-erotic asphyxiation at home, an inquest has heard. Jan Zajac's shocked partner at first thought he had hanged a Halloween decoration in the hallway of their house to frighten her and shouted out to him that it wasn't funny.But the court heard that when she went to touch the 'doll' to pull it down, she realised it was something far more horrific.She found her 39-year-old partner dead in the hall of their home in Southgate Avenue when she came home from work on...
Ashford Herald
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For all its charms and tranquility, like all major towns Tunbridge Wells has its hotspots for violence. Using stats published by the Home Office and Kent Police, we can reveal the worst streets for violent crime between January and November 2016. How is 'violent crime' classified? According to police, violent crime is a crime in ''which the offender uses or threatens force upon a victim. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as...
The Northern Echo
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Hackaday
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And even if they don't use relays to do it, most FPGAs use mux-based logic inside. So it's worth your time to dig into the past and see how simply switching between two connections can make a computer. Mux Mania How do you go from a two input mux to an arbitrary logic gate? Simple, if you paid attention to the banner image. (Or try it interactive ). The mux symbols show the inputs to the left, the output to the right and the select input at the bottom. If the select is zero, the 0 input becomes the output. If the select is one, the 1 input routes to the output. Obviously, a relay with two poles can act like two gates (the input at the bottom has to be the same for both gates). You can also work out a buffer (swap the inputs of the NOT gate), or A OR NOT B and A AND NOT B. It is also possible to do things like wired OR with relays.
Lincolnshire Echo
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A Lincoln couple have named their new-born baby in honour of their musical hero David Bowie. It all started when Tammie Fox's mother played her Bowie's music as a child - turning her into a lifelong fan. Now, little Ziggy Blogg is, too. Labyrinth was his mum's favourite childhood film and it's since become her daughter Maddison-Belle's favourite, too. One of Tammie and Richard Blogg's first dates was to see a David Bowie tribute act at the Engine Shed in Lincoln. So when the...
Voice Of America
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Calvin Coolidge, 1923 Not all presidents have memorable inaugurations. But the inauguration of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, is notable for being the least memorable. In August of 1923, Coolidge was the vice president. He did not have many duties and went on vacation at his family’s house in Vermont. In the middle of the night, his father woke him up with a telegram. It said that the president, Warren Harding, had died. Coolidge was now president. Coolidge wrote in his diary that his first act was to stop and pray. Then he found the text of the inaugural oath from the Constitution. He gave it to his father. Mr. Coolidge Senior administered the oath in the family’s living room, by the light of a kerosene lamp. Within half an hour, the new president was back in bed. Lyndon Johnson, 1963 In contrast, most American’s can call to mind the dramatic, emotional inauguration of Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president, an hour and a half after John F.
The Huffington Post
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The Huffington Post
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From President-elect Trump on down, the Republicans taking charge of our country are determined to make good on their pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Congress has now taken the first step toward doing just that. But the next steps are likely to prove far more complicated. The challenge is not simply more forceful opposition from congressional champions of Obamacare, as the ACA is known. It is that simple repeal without any replacement threatens to throw 20 million Americans off of their health insurance plans. This will not only work hardship among innocent citizens, it will also sow chaos throughout our massive health care industry and, therefore, our broader economy as well. Against such a backdrop, ACA defenders in Congress will have valuable tools to help them preserve Obamacare. Not least will be thousands, maybe even millions of livid phone calls from health insurers, medical professionals, and ordinary citizens worried about their insurance, careers and industries.
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The Department of Social Development has asked police to investigate an online video containing pornographic material of two Cape Town teenagers. The video has gone viral. It shows them having sex. A friend recorded the act while providing commentary, and posted the video. All three were minors at the time. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Guardian - Environment
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With climate sceptics moving to the White House, it’s crucial the US right recognises free markets are uncomfortable for incumbents but essential Conservatives cannot properly be climate deniers. At the heart of their political stance is a desire to hand on something better to the future than they have received from the past. Now that climate science is so clear, a recognition of the duty to act to protect the next generation follows naturally. Of course, Conservatives have been somewhat cautious. Constitutionally, they dont chase after novelty and it’s in their character to question fashionable theories. So we shouldnt be surprised at the genesis of Margaret Thatcher’s commitment to fighting climate change. As a Conservative she wasnt a pushover, but as a scientist, she rigorously tested the science and was convinced. Once convinced she saw the imperative to act, and that made her the first leader of a major economy to commit to the Rio Earth Summit .
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He's completely unpredictable. Maher also said no one was able to predict how Trump's new cabinet will act, calling it a cabinet from Opposite World. Everybody's in charge of a department they want to get rid of. The head of the EPA doesn't believe in global warming . Trump wants to get rid of the EPA and replace the environment with something terrific,' he joked. Watch the full clip above.