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Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua has made millions over the course of a successful career in the construction industry... Despite how things may seem for him now, the steel tycoon had humble beginnings in Xiongkeng village in southern China. He has always...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a cluster of executives planning to give away the majority of their wealth to charity.
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Preparing to go to space for a year is no walk in the park. But with two years of training behind them, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko did, in fact, visit a park.
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"Yelp’s CEO slammed Indiana’s governor and all other governors who have signed state “religious freedom” bills Friday, saying that he believes these laws “set a terrible precedent” that will harm states’ economies.

These laws “would allow for businesses to discriminate against consumers based on certain traits including sexual orientation,” wrote Jeremy Stoppelman, a co-founder of the service Yelp, which crowd-sources reviews of restaurants and other local businesses. “It is unconscionable to imagine that Yelp would create, maintain, or expand a significant business presence in any state that encouraged discrimination.”
Yelp’s CEO slammed Indiana’s governor and all other governors who have signed state “religious freedom” bills Friday, saying that he believes these laws “set a terrible precedent” that will harm states’ economies. These laws “would allow for businesses to discriminate against consumers based on certain...
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+Anne-Marie Clark My main concern here is, as you pointed about above, animus. The intent behind the push for new RFRA. Yes, we'll have to see how it plays out. And, I'm very happy to see individuals and firms stand up and state that they will not support animus. It will hopefully give the state reason to pause and make clear what the law permits and doesn't permit. Some people will get upset that firms and people are organizing boycotts, etc. But, as has been discussed elsewhere, freedom of speech, for example, does not mean freedom from the consequence of that speech. Sure, firms and people are free to hold bigoted and hateful views. But we are also free to counter those views with our own speech and also our own business approaches.
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For years, conditions inside the United States’ only federal supermax facility were largely a mystery. But a landmark lawsuit is finally revealing the harsh world within.
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They don't "work" but the old Biblical backwards "eye for eye" vengeful types sure love 'em.
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Can't make it to the TCM Classic Film Festival? Recreate it at home with the best of the fest streaming online!
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+Brian Peters that sounds like a great event
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I'm not surprised at this. I want to see non-gay corporate CEO's doing the same!
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Canadian-born Ted Cruz, the Texas senator lately embarked on a bid for president, conveniently flip-flopped on whether a candidate needs to be born in the United States to run for president, an online meme suggests. We speak of this March 26, 2015, Facebook post: SOURCE: Facebook post, March 26, 2015 The post quotes the pictured Cruz, who was born in Calgary, Alberta, in December 1970 to an American mother and a Cuban-born father, saying Barack
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Thanks. Just curious is all. Can't see it does much harm anyway, except maybe there wouldn't have to be any of these 'birther' debates stealing time and energy from more dire matters.
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"When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of undermining the chances of peace in the region, he said nothing more than the kinds of things he had said at times when he was in office a quarter-century ago.

But the instant backlash from fellow Republicans that prompted Jeb Bush, the son of Mr. Baker’s best friend, to distance himself underscored just how much their party has changed on the issue of Israel. Where past Republican leaders had their disagreements with Israel, today’s Republicans have made support for the Jewish state an inviolable litmus test for anyone aspiring to national office.

“If you’re a Republican and you hedge on your support on Israel, it’s viewed as having a flawed foreign policy,” said Ron Bonjean, a party strategist who has worked for Republican leaders in Congress. “It’s a requirement for Republicans these days to be very strong on Israel if they’re going to be taken seriously by primary voters.” Any deviation on that, he said, leads to inevitable questions: “If you’re not supporting Israel, then who are you supporting? Are you supporting Iran?”

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Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, the liberal pro-Israel advocacy organization that hosted Mr. Baker at its convention in Washington this week, said the Republican Party had grown more radical, leaving behind the former secretary of state and others like Brent Scowcroft, who was national security adviser under the first President George Bush, and Colin L. Powell, another former secretary of state.

“These used to be the center of the Republican Party,” Mr. Ben-Ami said. “I don’t think they’ve shifted. They’re still saying the same thing. The Republican Party of today has moved so far to the right they can’t relate to what these folks are saying.”
Party members like James A. Baker III have learned that anything but unquestioning support for the Jewish state can mean trouble.
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+William Shafer Blind to the settlement building in the West Bank, which was against their prior commitments and against international law, to name just one thing. Blind to the rhetoric coming out of the previous Netanyahu government about ethnic Arabs, or about how that government gives in to the religious right against the rights of women, etc. But you don't seem to care about any of this. That's how I define blind support. Plain support would include defending Israel against her enemies while also pointing out where things can be done better.

As for Jim Baker, he was heavily involved in the Middle East, including the effort for the Madrid Conference, and was an extremely effective Secretary of State. But you must know more about this than I do, since I'm only a former American diplomat.
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Every eligible Californian with a driver’s license would be automatically registered to vote under a proposal Thursday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who estimated it would add millions of people to the voter rolls.
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+Alex Grossman Personally, I don't care when election day is as long as there's sufficient early voting.  For those of us with non-standard schedules, the only thing that's going to work is giving us options and letting us figure it out.
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Dad, Consultant, Cornellian, traditional liberal (it's about free markets, free trade and free speech), avid reader and film buff, youth soccer, basketball, little league coach, tech geek, policy wonk, historian, SF lover, sports fan and even more which at some point I'll get to. I truly enjoy open, tolerant, frank yet respectful exchanges. Love learning new things.

I love to share all kinds of posts and have respectful, intelligent debates and conversations. While many posts will be related to politics or issues of personal liberty and freedom, you'll also find a fair number of other things given my wide range of, at times, eclectic interest. The main thing is to be respectful and have fun. Also, don't be afraid to moderate the comment threads on your own posts (I'm not). If people can't be polite and civil, don't be afraid to block them. Being open to conflicting and different ideas does not mean you have to accept rudeness.

Grew up back East in NYC, engineer and ROTC in college, though now live on the West Coast and have lived and traveled all over the world as a kid and an adult (if i can just get to Antarctica, I can nail down every continent). Member, Pacific Council on International Policy.
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