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  • Portland Votes on Foreclosures for First Time in 50 Years

    06/18/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 June 2016 | gillian flaccus
    The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called "zombie homes" for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that are locking new homeowners out of the market. Commissioners and the mayor voted 4-0 in favor of the plan, with one member absent. The vote targets five of the city's worst abandoned properties, the first part of a long-term plan to free up housing in an overheated market while clearing out squatters who have plagued developing neighborhoods outside the city's hip core...
  • No Towel Service? Dem. Bruce Braley Complains About Doing Own Laundry (Iowa)

    03/26/2014 2:58:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 11, 2013 | Ken Mandel
    U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley is likely sweating it after a remark about the lack of towel service at an exclusive gym that has remained open to lawmakers during the government shutdown. The Iowa congressman defended the backlash for the gym's continued operation, while thousands of government employees are furloughed, including workers at the fitness center. He said on the "Bill Press Show:" "There's hardly anybody working down there. There's no towel service. So we're doing our own laundry down there. And we pay a fee to belong to the House gym. So this is no different than if you're working...
  • Politico’s puff profile on David Brock misses more than a few basic points (Hillary = birther)

    03/26/2014 12:54:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2014 | Christopher Bedford, managing editor
    In a Tuesday morning puff profile on Hillary Clinton loyalist and Media Matters founder David Brock, The Politico actually manages to blame conservatives for an anti-Obama attack designed and launched by — wait for it — Mrs. Clinton’s camp. “For Brock, the attacks on Obama bear some similarities to the types of attacks on the Clinton White House,” the site tells us. “Obama has faced a range of attacks from the right, including the belief, championed in some conservative quarters, that he was not born in the United States.” Dun-dun-dunnnnnn! But the funny thing is, if we rewind The Politico...
  • Controversial paper linking conspiracy ideation to climate change skepticism formally retracted

    03/23/2014 12:57:36 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 7 replies
    Retraction Watch ^ | 3/21/2014 | Retraction Watch
    A year after being clumsily removed from the web following complaints, a controversial paper about “the possible role of conspiracist ideation in the rejection of science” is being retracted. The paper, “Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on conspiracist ideation,” was authored by Stephan Lewandowsky, John Cook, Klaus Oberauer, and Michael Marriott, and published in Frontiers in Psychology: Personality Science and Individual Differences. Here’s the retraction notice, which isn’t live on the journal’s site yet: In the light of a small number of complaints received following publication of the original research article cited above, Frontiers...
  • Starbucks CEO Donates $30M to Help U.S. War Veterans

    03/22/2014 5:00:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Here’s something that will definitely make that $5 cup of coffee go down a little smoother: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday that he will be donating $30 million to help our war veterans. The donation will mostly go toward traumatic brain injury and PTSD research, he told CBS News. "[D]epending on who you’re talking to, 20, 30, 40 percent of the two million people who have served are coming back with some kind of brain trauma or [PTSD]. So we’re going to fund the opportunity for significant research and for medical practitioners and science to understand the disease...
  • ‘Based on what?’ Actress Kristen Bell thinks rich people like her ‘SHOULD pay higher taxes’

    03/20/2014 2:36:02 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 19, 2014
    Bell linked to a Salon article about the RNC’s new ad campaign featuring a Republican millennial. Naturally, she managed to tie that into an argument for higher tax rates for the wealthy:
  • Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know

    03/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/19/2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday morning. The motion, presented Tuesday by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, asks for city departments to team up with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to report back on the likelihood that such activities contributed to the 4.4-magnitude quake....
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • The gentrification of Spike Lee: He marketed Brooklyn, cashed out and now complains

    02/28/2014 8:39:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/26/14 | Errol Louis
    Spike Lee’s obscenity-filled tirade about the gentrification of inner-city neighborhoods — caught on tape and posted online in all its mother-effing glory — perfectly captured the bitterness, confusion and circular logic that sends most conversations about New York’s ever-changing neighborhoods down a blind alley. Lee’s torrent of cussing and complaints mostly focused on how well-heeled white newcomers have allegedly ruined Fort Greene, where he grew up. Much of what he said was hilarious (“Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the mother-effing Westminster Dog Show!”). But some of it was downright offensive (“You can’t just come...
  • Vandals target Spike Lee’s former home after director’s gentrification rant

    03/02/2014 5:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2014
    Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of director Spike Lee days after a video of the director ranting against gentrification went viral. The vandals sprayed “Do The Right Thing,” on the front of the brownstone home in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The message is the title of one of Lee’s best-known movies, which tackles the subject of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Lee’s former home had part of the title written on the side of its stoop. …
  • New York City to reroute trash from landfills to Brooklyn neighborhood to offset gentrification

    03/01/2014 9:13:37 AM PST · by orwell2112 · 22 replies
    Thoughtgrime ^ | March 1, 2014 | Sisyphus
    NEW YORK — (TG) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, acting swiftly in response to an emotional, expletive-littered denunciation of gentrification by perennially furious movie director Spike Lee, has issued an emergency directive ordering all refuse collected in the city to be dumped on up-and-coming Brooklyn enclave Fort Greene. The mayoral action is intended to address a number of concerns raised by Lee, a Fort Greene native, during a thunderous speech he delivered at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute on Tuesday. Lee, furious that white yuppies emboldened by a lack of violent crime now enter the neighborhood with impunity, delivered a...
  • Spike Lee’s Racism Isn’t Cute: ‘M—–f—– Hipster’ Is the New ‘Honkey'

    03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | John McWhorter
    It’s interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesn’t understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots. Basically, black people are getting paid more money than they’ve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing… why? Lee seems to think it’s somehow...
  • Spike Lee explains expletive-filled gentrification rant

    02/27/2014 3:55:52 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2//27/2014
    His parents still live there. He still keeps an office there. But it's not the same neighborhood he grew up in, and his feelings about newcomers now inhabiting once-blighted parts of America's most-populous city like Fort Greene slapped many people in the face after the famed director went into an expletive-laced rant during an African-American History Month lecture on Tuesday. Spike Lee on gentrification "I grew up here in New York. It's changed," Lee said at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. "And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the South Bronx,...
  • Spike Lee Demands Caucasians “Get Outta” Black Neighborhoods

    02/27/2014 11:31:01 AM PST · by massmike · 64 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 02/27/2014 | Dave Blount
    White liberals have been very good to Spike Lee, pouring money and praise upon him in return for the excruciatingly politically correct movies he directs. Here he returns the favor exactly as we have come to expect: Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. … Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into...
  • Spike Lee Gets Brutally Honest When Discussing Gentrification in Brooklyn

    02/26/2014 3:35:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Complex City Guide ^ | 2/26/14 | Julian Kimble
    <p>The "Defend Brooklyn" hoodie that Spike Lee wore last night should've been a clear indicator regarding his thoughts on gentrification in the borough that raised him.</p> <p>Last night, Lee appeared at Pratt Institute for a Black History Month lecture, but the discussion quickly became a piercingly truthful rant from the opinionated auteur. Citing a New York Times article about the supposed good of gentrification, Lee unleashed a seven-minute tirade about how the changes in Brooklyn infuriate him, specifically the "Christopher Columbus Syndrome."</p>
  • Spike Lee rants about gentrification - New York's black culture being erased by white residents

    02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 26 February 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The Brooklyn-raised director launched into an argument about the drawbacks of gentrification Compared Fort Greene Park to the 'motherf*****' Wesminster Dog Show' because it is so clean Lee was raised in Brooklyn but has lived in the Upper East Side since 2000 Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. The director, who has focused on racial issues and gentrification in his films, blasted an audience member at the Pratt Institute who started defending the changes...
  • Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

    02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 24, 2014 | David Greene
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: … wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics...
  • Meryl Streep slams Walt Disney as racist, anti-Semitic

    01/08/2014 8:15:59 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 81 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan 8 2014 | CBS
    Meryl Streep had some choice words to say about Walt Disney during remarks she made Tuesday at an awards gala where she was honoring "Saving Mr. Banks" star Emma Thompson. The "August: Osage County" star called out Disney as both sexist and anti-Semitic while presenting the best actress prize to Thompson at the National Board of Review awards in New York.
  • Beyoncé Slammed for Sampling Shuttle Tragedy on New Album

    12/30/2013 12:39:44 PM PST · by grundle · 39 replies
    yahoo.com/Good Morning America ^ | December 30, 2013 | CLAYTON SANDELL and GINA SUNSERI
    Beyoncé has been labeled "insensitive" by some current and former NASA astronauts and their families for sampling audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster for a love song off her newly released album. Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center Jan. 28, 1986. All seven crewmembers aboard were killed. "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction," now-retired NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt said as the nation watched wreckage fall toward the ocean on live television. Twenty-seven years later, Nesbitt's voice is heard at the beginning of the video for...
  • Charlie Sheen Blasts ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson for ‘Unforgivable’ Comments

    12/22/2013 11:39:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-21-13 | Jethro Nededog
    Charlie Sheen is giving voice to the voice-less in a raging Twitter rant addressing “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, who’s in the middle of a controversy over anti-gay and racial comments made during an interview with GQ magazine. No stranger to being in the middle of a media firestorm himself, Sheen shows no mercy for Robertson in a very angry missive posted to Twitter on Saturday. “You have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine, who DO NOT have the voice or the outreach that I do,” FX’s “Anger Management” star said. “Well, news flash shower-dodger, I will...