Last Saturday November 23, I had the utmost pleasure of heading out to Chop Suey to see Seattle legends Girl Trouble play their 25th anniversary show. 25th anniversary re-release of the Hit It Or Quit It album on Saturday in Seattle at Chop Suey.
Front man, Kurt (K.P.) Kendall wastes no time in emoting . . . → Read More: Seattle Legends Girl Trouble Fill Chop Suey To the Max for a 25th Anniversary Show, by Holly Homan
Tuesday was voting day here in the US, but it was also a day of action all over the world. Sponsored by the Group calling themselves Anonymous, The Million Mask March took over major cities worldwide to protest the power grab by the very wealthy and to defend democracy.
I attended a small gathering . . . → Read More: Million Mask March in Olympia, WA Draws a Few Hundred to Protest the Loss of Democracy, by Holly Homan
Looking for ways on how to get a scholarship for college? Fact: Each year, The US Department of Education and the nation’s universities and colleges award $46 Billion in grants and scholarship money. Also, about $3.3 Billion in gift aids is awarded by private individuals and different organizations to deserving applicants. Want your share . . . → Read More: College Scholarship: 8 Winning Strategies You Should Know
Where web design and blogging is concerned, WordPress has changed the game. Everyone from the occasional mommy blogger to e-commerce sites and even larger corporations has used WordPress for driving traffic and getting their information out. However, a new game is in town. Developed by John O’Nolan, Ghost will launch as a new . . . → Read More: Will Ghost Replace WordPress as the New Blogging Platform?
In February 2013, President Obama announced that 34,000 troops would be returning home from Afghanistan within a year – half the number that are currently stationed there. With more troop reductions expected by the end of 2014, an ever-growing number of military service men and women are finding themselves adjusting to life at . . . → Read More: Between Two Very Different Worlds: The Challenges of Veterans in Transition
I have not been able to follow the logic of the government shutdown. Clearly, America has divided government. One faction(s) has sought repeatedly (>41 times by Congressional vote) to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is approved legislation and upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Personally, I do not . . . → Read More: America Needs to Significantly Decrease Military Spending, by Mark Erickson
During Sunday’s Viking/Bear debacle, the network aired a commercial/PSA that reminded viewers to remember 9/11, honor the troops stationed abroad, and that the United States has troops stationed in 175 countries. Parenthetically, the United States has over 800 bases located throughout the world. In today’s Wall Street Journal, Andrew Browne wrote an article about . . . → Read More: U.S. Should Not Re-Establish Military Bases in the Philippines, by Mark Erickson
The cost of owning a car is high, and when drivers are underwater with their payments and insurance, it isn’t uncommon for them to resort to fraud. According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, auto insurers pay out nearly $20 billion in false or egregious claims every year, which makes up 20 percent . . . → Read More: 4 Types of Car Insurance Fraud and How Companies Spot Them
It’s Thursday night September 5 and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is in town. His appearance at the Washington Policy Center dinner at the posh Seattle Sheraton barred all reporters. Outside, however, about three-hundred people took over the street in front of the hotel holding signs saying things like “Not In Our State” or “Governor . . . → Read More: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Greeted By Protestors in Seattle, by Holly Homan
On Thursday August 29th thirty percent of Seattle Schools SEA represented staff voted nearly unanimously to reject the contract proposal offered by the district. The district refuses to reduce the case load for support staff (counselors, psychologists, physical therapists, etc.), they want to increase the work day by thirty minutes without compensation and want . . . → Read More: Seattle Teachers Gather On Busy Intersections Throughout the City In Protest of A Bad Contract Offer, By Holly Homan
Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), one of a select few Honorable Members of Congress who opposed 43′s illegal invasion of Iraq, has written a letter concerning Syria to 44 in the last 24 hours. Here’s the letter.
– Mark Erickson
Dear Mr. President:
We join you and the international community in expressing unequivocal condemnation . . . → Read More: Rep Barbara Lee Cautions Obama on Syria Involvement, by Mark Erickson
Wednesday evening I joined with others in Seattle’s Westlake Center for a protest rally against the sentencing of a person most know as Bradley Manning (in the last couple days Bradley Manning has decided he wants to undergo a sex change and wishes to be called Chelsea Manning).
As most people now know, Manning . . . → Read More: Seattle Protest After Bradley Manning Sentenced to Thirty-Five Years, by Holly Homan
On Saturday August 17, I attended a march for civil rights in Central Seattle. This march was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous March On Washington where MLK gave his famous I Have A Dream speech. The event was organized and funded by The Black Trade Unionists.
Due to bad traffic I . . . → Read More: Seattle Civil Rights March Draws A Crowd of Three to Four Hundred, by Holly Homan
In April 2013, The White House accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s shi’ite forces of using sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent banned by international treaty, on a “small scale” against rebel sunni factions. Russia denounced the allegation of sarin gas use, calling the evidence “unconvincing.” Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of . . . → Read More: Why is the United States Now Arming Al-Qaeda? By Mark Erickson
Even in the changing world of education, there’s still something of a stigma attached to community college. But with a greater national focus on the massive cost and inherent difficulty in securing and completing higher education, two-year institutions are being recognized as the path to success for more students than ever. And for . . . → Read More: The Nation’s Real Future: Advantages of Teaching at Community College
It’s not atypical of business leaders to be focused on the bottom line. What may be atypical, however, is a billionaire CEO who considers customer service to be a priority. Enter Richard Branson. The founder of Virgin Group has found incredible success due, in part, to his unwavering focus on customer service. Here . . . → Read More: Customer Service: Innovative Leaders are Reviving a Lost Art
Approximately 64 percent of the nation’s children attend preschool prior to entering kindergarten. Preschool, in part, teaches children social skills and enhances behavioral traits needed to succeed in the educational environment. While these are important aspects of a preschool environment, what is often ignored is the importance of art in the preschool setting.
. . . → Read More: Preschoolers and Art: It’s More Than Coloring in the Lines
Immigration reform has been a hot topic over the last few years and the issue is currently being debated in Congress. The most contentious issue when it comes to immigration reform is whether to allow undocumented immigrants a pathway to full citizenship. Immigration law firms around the nation have been debating this issue for . . . → Read More: The Benefits of Immigration Reform to the Real Estate Market
Google Play Music/All Access joins the list of “specific” streaming music services, like Rhapsody and Spotify, where you can pick specific songs and make specific playlists, as well as explore random musical palettes. Contrast this with purely semi-random services like Pandora, or the new iRadio, where you can only hint at what you want, . . . → Read More: Google Play Music/All Access is More Usable Than Spotify, By Vincent Jurgens
The true thoughts of sad dogs…