Properties owned by non-profits are exempt from paying property taxes for much of their real estate. This results in a shifting of the tax burden to the rest of us. According to the Washington State Department of Revenue there are approximately 5,000 churches from over 120 religious denominations in Washington. The tax shift is approximately $70 million in revenue that must be picked up by the rest of us property owners.
Kind of like Obama did with the electric car company Tesla he opened in Finland. What's more, Mary Burke's TREK is almost all made in China too. "The future so bright I gotta wear shades!"
This from the AFL-CIO:
I heard a very good idea, today on the Norman Goldman radio show, about creating the National Water Irrigation System. It is an awesome idea to funnel rain waters from various flood regions and pump it towards areas of drought.
No matter how huge of a National Water Irrigation System built it will not be able to collect all the rain water.
Blame American\Western and Russian 1%’rs (and their corporations) that started the fight over who would get to exploit the commercial value represented by Ukraine for the crash of Malaysia flight 17.
The USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian airliner that killed 290 people..66 were children...16 were crew. The US never admitted guilt...never apologized...yet did agree to pay $61.8 million in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims. I wonder, what if Russia did the same thing as the US did? Not admit guilt, never apologizes, but pays victim's families $61.8 million? Obama and the other US hypocrites are most likely responsible for the sucker play they did when they directed that Malaysia plane over the war zone.
If the natural gas industry would just use water and sand to access natural gas there would be no controversy.
Natural gas industry uses the desperation for energy and exploitation of poor communities to dispose of hazardous waste cheaply. Please use water and sand only during fracking.
An effective method is to stop buying stuff made overseas. One tanker crossing the Atlantic uses 834 tons of heavy oil fuel. This fuel is worse for the atmosphere than other types of fuels.
The California Federal Judge that ended the death penalty was correct. It is torture to extend the death date randomly and unpredictably. The death penalty does not save money or bring the victim back to life. The death penalty may even put the wrong person to death. Society has come to a point that the jury just believes and trusts government over the citizen; causing the wrong people to be punished or put to death is a society wrong. Society has been wrong before and has killed many people because of the popular idea at the time.
Cincinnati Enquirer, July 15, 2014
A couple of days ago, Speaker of the House Rep.John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote an op-ed titled "Obama is Trampling the Constitution" for a local Ohio newspaper... Jerry Mouch, a friend who has known Boehner for over 50 years, wtote a letter to the editor in response.
OPEN LETTER TO JOHN BOEHNER
Territorial prisons and walled fortresses will not long stand against the tempests of human pain and rain of mother’s tears in Israel-Palestine.
Private interests cannot provide cost-effective and uniform/standard care, placement and processing of refugees flooding across our southern border, and piecemeal reaction to such crises would constitute congressional delinquency.