Mockingjay Is An Intense, Thoughtful (Half Of A) Movie

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Murray Close In a way, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part One is one of Hollywood’s favorite kind of films: it’s a movie about making movies. To inspire the rest of the Districts to take up arms against the Capital, the Mockingjay team is shooting propaganda advertisements — or, as they say, a “propo,” because […]

Everything We Know So Far About The Oil Rig Explosion In The Gulf Of Mexico

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: WWLT Screenshot On Thursday afternoon, an offshore oil rig owned by Houston-based Fieldwood Energy experienced an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, killing one contracted worker. The rig was not producing oil at the time, and no oil spilled into the Gulf, according to the company and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement […]

The Absolute Worst Reactions To Obama’s Immigration Action

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster In announcing a plan for executive action on immigration Thursday, President Barack Obama did something similar to every president since Dwight Eisenhower — including Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. In fact, presidents have deferred the deportations of immigrants at least 39 times over the past 60 years, in orders that […]

Telecom Company To Pay $52 Million For Illegally Dumping Electronic Waste

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: shutterstock AT&T has agreed to pay nearly $52 million for illegally dumping hazardous electronic waste, in a settlement that represents the first legal action taken in California against a telecommunication company’s e-waste dumping. Over the next five years, AT&T will pay $28 million to improve its environmental compliance measures, in addition to $23.8 million […]

The Gambia Will Now Punish Homosexuality With Life In Prison

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh speaking at the United Nations in September. CREDIT: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II The AP reports this week that The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh signed into law a bill that raises the criminal penalties for homosexual acts, including life sentences for a variety of charges. The bill criminalizes “aggravated homosexuality,” which encompasses […]

The Facebook Of Real Estate Allegedly Forced Workers To Skip Meals And Work Without Pay

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

Zillow’s San Francisco offices. CREDIT: Zillow The number one online real estate website is facing a $5 million class action lawsuit for intimidating employees to skip meals and work long hours without pay. Former sales representative Ian Freeman filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of he and his coworkers, accusing Zillow of “exploiting and intimidating […]

India, China, And Other Developing Countries Agree To Talks To Phase Out A Potent Greenhouse Gas

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Shutterstock International talks to deal with a particularly potent greenhouse gas took a cautious step forward on Wednesday, as India and a host of other countries agreed to “informal discussions.” Under contention are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — gases that, pound for pound, can trap up to a thousand times more heat than carbon dioxide when […]

Where To Shop To Support Workers This Black Friday

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Shutterstock About one in four American workers will have to go to work this year on a holiday, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day. Given that no American worker gets the guarantee that they can take a paid holiday off, their options are limited. Employees at Kmart and Target even tell ThinkProgress […]

The Ebola Epidemic Could Be Reaching A Turning Point

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

A health worker stands inside a medical tent in Monrovia, Liberia that forms part of a new American clinic to be used for Ebola treatment CREDIT: AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File While global health officials say the Ebola outbreak that’s currently ravaging several countries in West Africa is far from over, there are an increasing number […]

Jeb Bush’s Four Mysterious Companies Share The Same Address And Have Never Done Any Known Business

On November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL is home to Jeb Bush’s business empire CREDIT: Wikipedia Commons/Ebyabe Jeb Bush and his capital investment company have set up several companies that, despite being registered to his office and being approved for “any and all lawful business,” have seemingly not yet done anything. A ThinkProgress review of […]

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