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Wow, you want to complain about the Supreme Court stripping away rights, how about we start with the 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure?
 
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The police now have the right to search your home without obtaining a warrant first. A Supreme Court ruling earlier this month says that if you're arrested or detained and removed from your home, that's now the same as being "absent" which means police can now enter your home and search, even if you don't give consent. Don't take my word for it though. Here's the dissenting opinion from Justice Ginsburg :

“Instead of adhering to the warrant requirement,” Ginsburg said, “today’s decision tells the police they may dodge it, never mind ample time to secure the approval of a neutral magistrate.”

She added that the ruling, “shrinks to petite size our holding in Georgia v. Randolph.”
Much to the surprise of the general public, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of expanded the ability of law enforcement to search without warrants. Justice
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Well, it does not actually specify the need for warrant... only "cause" and the current court is of the belief that an arrest is providence of reasonable cause. It's ludicrous and is completely maligning the predication of "innocent until proven guilty"!
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The Story Of Income Inequality: How Minor Economic Class Differences Can Perpetuate Themselves
"When the top 10 percent gets 100 percent of the income growth over the course of a generation, then the America of opportunity is vanishing." +Senator Elizabeth Warren 

Most folks are shocked to learn that the highly deregulated, free market USA, which prides itself as "the land of opportunity" where anyone can achieve "The American Dream" if they work hard enough, actually has far less socioeconomic mobility than more "socialized" countries like The Nordics (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland). This is caused by a lack of strong public programs that can help level the playing field. This effect can even be seen in the lesser mobility found in conservatives states, particularly the Southern US where useful social programs for the poor have been cut, sabotaged, or eliminated all together.

Info on economic mobility:
The Great Gatsby curve: a chart plotting the relationship between inequality and immobility in countries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gatsby_curve
Higher Income Inequality Is Associated with Lower Mobility
http://freakonomics.com/2012/01/19/is-higher-income-inequality-associated-with-lower-intergenerational-mobility/
Understanding Mobility in America
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/news/2006/04/26/1917/understanding-mobility-in-america/
It is easier to obtain the American Dream in Europe
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2013/dec/19/steven-rattner/it-easier-obtain-american-dream-europe/
US Economic Opportunity Is Lowest In the South
http://www.alternet.org/economy/economic-opportunity-lowest-former-slave-states


Original cartoon via Toby Morris. The Pencilsword: On a plate
http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate


Citations in the graphic:
Who Gets to Graduate?
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/magazine/who-gets-to-graduate.html
Long-Term Effects of Head Start on Low-Income Children
http://home.uchicago.edu/~ludwigj/papers/NYAS-LudwigPhillips-HeadStart-2008.pdf
Student Debt, Higher College Costs Are Hurting Low-Income Americans The Most
http://talkpoverty.org/2014/06/04/johnson/

#GreatGatsbyCurve   #IncomeInequality   #EconomicMobility   #PublicPrograms   #Education   #Cartoons   #Politics   #Economics   #Progressive  
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Just two weeks before our New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto, the SOFIA telescope happened to be in the Southern Hemisphere right as the dwarf planet passed between a distant star and the Earth. This special event will allow us to connect these remote observations to the flyby data of the New Horizons mission. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6fOaS #PlutoFlyby 
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Catastrophic Creations, a shop that crafts “unconventional” cat furniture, created a cat bed shaped by Chain Chomp, one of the enemies featured in the Super Mario Bros. series. Unfortunately, only two of those were created, and both have already been…
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