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  • California debuts ‘digital’ license plates. Here’s what they’ll cost you.

    05/28/2018 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Vendome · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 28, 2018 | Tony Bizjak
    Some drivers are questioning whether the device's communications system could allow the state, the police or private companies to track a driver's movements.Dealerships are expected to sell the plates for $699, not including installation costs. Users also must pay a monthly fee of about $7. *** Here is the really funny part ***city officials will talk first with labor representatives about assurances that the city will not use the plate technology as a monitoring device on city employees.
  • AKP pays the salaries of gangs with spoils of war

    04/22/2018 3:07:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 21 Apr 2018, 09:55 | ANF AFRIN
    It came out that Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of the gangs it lets loose on Afrin for two months, saying “The spoils of war you got from Afrin will suffice you for a year”. Reports suggest that disturbance erupted among the gangs Turkey derived from Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Al-Nusra, as Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of some of these gangs for the past two months while they attacked and invaded Afrin. Although the pay cut is said to be related with the economic crisis and rapid increase of Dollar in Turkey, it has been learned that the Turkish state...
  • Want to empower women? Stop talking about gender pay gap

    04/18/2018 10:01:54 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 18, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    If you want to empower women, stop talking about the mythical gender pay gap. ... It’s important to understand how the left is twisting numbers for political purposes, but it’s also vital to rebut the destructive message they’re sending. The subtext of Equal Pay Day is that women can’t. No matter how hard women work, no matter how smart they are, no matter their choices, women can’t earn as much as men. Try your hardest, sister, but your gender will keep you down.
  • Trump wants teachers to get paid more if they carry a gun

    02/22/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | 2:26pm | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Thursday repeated his call to arm teachers to prevent mass school shootings — saying that as many as 40 percent of a school’s educators could pack heat and get bonuses for their efforts to keep kids safe. “I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns … [and] a concealed [carry] permit” for teachers to carry guns on school property, the president said during a White House sitdown with members of his cabinet, lawmakers and Mayor Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland, Florida. Fourteen students and three staffers were gunned down at a high school there by...
  • Iceland Just Made It Illegal To Pay Men More Than Women

    01/04/2018 7:43:31 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    A European country has become the first in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women. In Iceland, firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, under new rules that kicked in on 1 January. Those who fail to show equality will face penalty fines, according to broadcaster Al Jazeera. The law was announced on March 8 on International Women's Day 2017 as part of the Nordic country's drive to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022. It comes after the UK reported a 16.9% pay gap between...
  • Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women

    01/04/2018 7:29:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Mirror ^ | 01/04/2018
    A European country has become the first in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women. In Iceland, firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, under new rules that kicked in on 1 January. Those who fail to show equality will face penalty fines, according to broadcaster Al Jazeera. The law was announced on March 8 on International Women's Day 2017 as part of the Nordic country's drive to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022. It comes after the UK reported a 16.9% pay gap between...
  • Facebook Tests Removing Publishers From News Feed—Unless They Pay

    10/23/2017 12:26:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Mashable ^ | 10/23/17 | Kerry Flynn
    Watch out, publishers: a nightmare scenario for Facebook may soon be a reality.    The social network last week officially launched its secondary news feed called Explore. The feed generally features posts from Facebook Pages users don't follow. News Feed, meanwhile, hosts posts from friends and Pages users do follow.But that's not true for everyone. In six markets, Facebook has removed posts from Pages in the original News Feed and relegated them to another feed, Filip Struhárik, editor and social media manager at Denník N, wrote. That means Facebook's main feed is no longer a free playing field for publishers....
  • Mich. State Police Docked Pay for Sharing Breitbart Meme Calling NFL ‘Anti-American Degenerates’

    10/20/2017 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/17 | Daniel Flynn
    The director of the Michigan State Police shared a meme only to become one. Colonel Kriste Etue posted a popular Breitbart News Facebook page post on her personal Facebook page in late September that called the NFL national anthem kneelers “anti-American degenerates.” In response on Thursday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who called the post  “innapropriate,” docked her five days’ pay. After the Breitbart News Facebook page posted the message on September 24, the Huffington Post noted that conservative news site had “published the top post on the social network by any major American publisher” that weekend. It boasted a greater reach than any such post in...
  • African Americans are the only U.S. racial group earning less than in 2000

    10/15/2017 5:34:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2017 | Heather Long
    African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000. The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for inflation). African Americans are the only racial group the Census Bureau identifies that has been left behind. White, Asian and Latino households have all seen at least modest income gains since 2000.
  • Sacramento Appeasers Pay Gang Members To Not Kill People

    09/05/2017 12:22:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/17 | Katy Grimes
    “If you want more of something, subsidize it…”—Ronald Reagan “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”—Winston Churchill While President Donald Trump has vowed that United States authorities will “destroy” the gang MS-13 as part of his crackdown on crime, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously last week to pay gang members $1.5 Million to not kill people. The controversial program the city plans to adopt, Advance Peace, claims it “interrupts gun violence in U.S. urban neighborhoods by providing transformational opportunities” to gang members involved in weapons offenses… paying them not to terrorize and...
  • President Trump Curtails Federal Pay Raises

    08/31/2017 8:06:36 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 57 replies
    the Whitehouse Briefing Room ^ | 31 August 2017 | President Trump
    Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) I am transmitting an alternative plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2018. Title 5, United States Code, authorizes me to implement alternative pay plans for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems if, because of "national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare," I view the adjustments that...
  • Lawmakers, Jerry Brown Get Another Pay Raise

    06/19/2017 11:58:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 06/19/17 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown and state politicians will receive a 3 percent pay hike starting in December, their fifth raise in as many years as California’s budget picture continues to improve. The raises, approved Monday by the California Citizens Compensation Commission, come on top the 4 percent salary increases that kicked in late last year. Brown’s pay will climb from $190,102 to $195,805, while rank-and-file lawmakers will go from $104,117 to $107,240. Salaries for other statewide politicians like Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Treasurer John Chiang also will rise. The raises, which came amid five years of...
  • Politicians considering plan to hike their pay

    04/20/2017 10:42:58 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 4/19/2017 | Victor Joecks
    CARSON CITY — There’s one thing everyone can agree on: It’s nice to get paid. The problem for lawmakers is that voting yourself a pay raise is a good way to end your political career. The mailer writes itself. Nevada legislators, though, are considering an ingenious — or devious — solution to raise their salaries. Assembly Joint Resolution 10* is a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Legislature in 2015. Nevada’s constitution requires the Legislature to pass constitutional amendments in two consecutive sessions before sending it to voters in the next general election. Setting salaries of elected officials “unfortunately politicizes...
  • Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

    04/14/2017 2:13:44 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 72 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune - AP ^ | April 14, 2017 | DAVID KOENIG and DAMIAN TROISE
    Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. In an internal memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press, Delta Air Lines said gate agents can offer up to $2,000, up from a previous maximum of $800, and supervisors can offer up to $9,950, up from $1,350.
  • Iceland set to tackle gender pay gap with world's toughest law

    04/05/2017 8:39:27 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th April | BBC News
    Iceland's parliament is examining a bill that would require companies to prove they offer equal pay to employees. The law, which is set to become a world first, aims to close the wage gap between men and women. Companies face auditing and possible fines if they do not comply. Iceland was ranked first in the World Economic Forum's 2015 Global Gender Gap Index, followed by Norway, Finland and Sweden. However, according to Iceland's statistics for the same year, the unadjusted gender pay gap remained at 17%. The bill, which was presented on Tuesday, is supported by the centre-right coalition government...
  • Detroit Public Schools Goes Big For Teacher Merit Pay

    03/07/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    While many Michigan school districts have scoffed at merit pay for teachers, the urban school district with the worst academic performance in the nation has taken it seriously. The Detroit public school district has instituted a merit pay system that makes the vast majority of teachers eligible to earn awards, sometimes as much as $5,000. Out of 2,729 Detroit schoolteachers, 96 received awards of $1,000 in 2015-16, according to data from a Freedom of Information Act request. Michigan Capitol Confidential is reviewing the merit pay systems of the largest school districts in the state. Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a law...
  • State Superintendent Claims First-Year Teachers Make $28K—We Can't Find Them

    02/27/2017 5:44:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/26/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan’s current superintendent of public instruction claimed in a news article that first-year teachers in the state earn $28,000 a year. Superintendent Brian Whiston made his comment in an article in the Feb. 10 edition of MIRS News. If any full-time Michigan public school teacher is paid that amount, it would be an extremely rare instance. There were 540 Michigan public school districts in 2015-16, not counting charter schools. Michigan Capitol Confidential has reviewed hundreds of those districts’ union contracts and has not yet seen a starting salary under $30,000. The Michigan Department of Education didn’t return an email that...
  • Lansing School District Ignores Law Requiring Teacher Merit Pay

    01/27/2017 9:43:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/20/2017 | Derek Draplin
    The Lansing School District does not have a merit pay system to reward top teachers despite a seven-year-old law that requires extra compensation for good performance. A Freedom of Information Act request sent to the district was met with a response: “The LSD does not have a merit pay system for its teachers.” In 2010, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a law that required school districts to give successful teachers bonuses, something often referred to as merit pay. The law was signed in response to the federal government’s “Race to the Top” program. State law says that public schools must “implement...
  • The Law's the Law – Except When It Says Great Teachers Get Merit Pay

    01/20/2017 5:04:17 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/15/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Here are two facts that seem unrelated but may not be. First, Michigan public school administrators around the state say they face a shortage of qualified science teachers. Second, Paula Gentile, a Belleville High School teacher, was awarded the 2016 “Teacher of Promise” designation by the Michigan Science Teachers Association. Yet Gentile’s salary in 2015-16 was $47,065, or roughly $15,000 below the average for Michigan schoolteachers. That’s because teacher pay at the Van Buren School District, which employs her, is set by a single union-negotiated pay scale that counts only an employee’s years of service and number of academic credentials...
  • Why Men Earn More: a detailed analysis of the Gender Pay Gap

    01/15/2017 4:40:04 PM PST · by beejaa · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 15, 2017 | Warren Farrell
    Warren Farrell offers an in-depth analysis of the Gender Pay Gap, which results not from discrimination but from personal choices involving trade-offs between income, occupation, flexibility, and fulfillment. These decisions include choosing (or avoiding) hazardous occupations, unfulfilling occupations, willingness to relocate or be on-call, etc. He also examines employment discrimination against men, as well as situations that appear at first glance to be discrimination against women but turn out to actually be discrimination against men in disguise.