“Rumour Has It” – Adele (Official 2011 Song)


“Study Proves Republicans Totally Wrong: Obamacare Doesn’t Kill Jobs”


POLITICUS USA

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“Another Bush Gets It Wrong on Iraq”


POLITICO

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“Scott Walker can’t be serious: He’s about to expose his own con on healthcare”


SALON

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership in Las Vegas, Nevada July 14, 2015. Walker jumped into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. REUTERS/David Becker - RTX1KALZ
Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership in Las Vegas, Nevada July 14, 2015. Walker jumped into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. REUTERS/David Becker – RTX1KALZ

“Donald Trump’s First Policy Plan Is Even More Racist Than You Think It Is”


THINK PROGRESS

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A Matter of Words – Losing a Customer and Opening a Conversation


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Yesterday, we received an anonymous letter in response to this window display commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting:

blmThere was no return address, and it wasn’t signed.  It was a very short message on a note card telling us that we had lost a customer.  In it, the person said we stoked the flames of enmity between races and promoted division.  The person asked us why we insisted upon doing that.

It’s hard to know how to respond.  What I want to do is call up the customer and chat.  I want to take him or her out for coffee and talk about what those three words mean and why I and our store feel compelled to repeat them in a window along a busy street in what seems to some to be an act of ill will.

There is no way to do that in this case so…

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“American Schools Are More Segregated Now Than They Were In 1968, And The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care”


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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY


 

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Philippians 1:21 ESV

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

TODAY IN HISTORY, AUGUST 18th