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The Maine Airport Coffee Economy

Maine has its faults, but this is one of the reasons I love living here:

 

This is how you get coffee at the local airport:

The tin-can economy is a great antidote to my gloomy cynicism.

Hedge Fund Hacks Confronted By Hedge Clippers

Activists from Hedge Clippers entered the Crowne Plaza, and for 20 minutes, spoke for the workers at the low-end restaurants run by the hedge funds. They demanded a 15 dollar per hour livable wage. The hedge fund managers threatened to have them arrested […]

WalMart and the Minimum Wage Bill

The election of 2014 is scarcely behind us, but according to the Federal Election Commission WalMart’s political action committee has already doled out more than a hundred thousand dollars to candidates in the next congressional election cycle.

Meanwhile, Rep. Elijah Cummings has introduced H.R. 122, the Original Living Wage Act. If passed, H.R. 122 would […]

Jim Rickards’ Strategy after Utterly Flopping in Predictions of Disaster: Make More Predictions

Jim Rickards predicted that a major economic collapse would begin by, at the latest, February 27 2015.

It’s April 8 2015, more than a month past the deadline, and the major economic collapse just hasn’t begun. Regardless of whether you like the current economic system, it hasn’t started to collapse like Jim Rickards insisted […]

A List Of Indiana Businesses To Boycott

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law this week a piece of education that protects the power of businesses to discriminate against people, using religion as an excuse. In response, huge numbers of people from around the United States are working quickly to make sure that they are doing as little business in Indiana as […]

Protesters Force Senator Ron Wyden To Cancel Fundraising Event

Fight For The Future joined Popular Resistance to protest Ron Wyden’s support for “fast track” negotiation powers for the President of the United States in arranging for free trade agreements such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. […]

Roll Call: Nearly Half of Congressional Democrats Vote Against Progressive Budget

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on The People’s Budget – a package crafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would lower taxes for working Americans, close loopholes exploited by corporations, increase domestic spending, reduce military waste, and increase federal workers’ wages. The deal was introduced by Representative Keith Ellison on behalf of Raul […]

Senate Votes Against Jobs And Social Security

Democrat Mark Warner voted against Ron Wyden’s amendment to prevent the privatization of Social Security. Republicans Dean Heller, John Hoeven, Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Rob Portman supported the measure. […]

CafePress Cuts Marketplace Pay For Designers In Half

CafePress has done it again. CafePress announced last week that designers who choose to retain a place on the CafePress marketplace will now only receive 5 percent of the profit from the sale of its gear. That’s a 50 percent pay cut. […]

GOP Congressman Who Associates With Nazis Accuses Obama Of Attacking American Jobs

We need more Americans working in jobs that keep us informed and maintain protection from toxic substances. Steve Scalise’s fossil fuels friends won’t give us that kind of work. […]

On Dan Coats, Science, Massaging White Rabbits, And Talking To Football Players

Senator Dan Coats asks us to laugh at the silly study of the benefits of massaging bunny rabbits, but I suggest that we take a step back and actually think about it, rather than just reacting viscerally. […]