Archive for December 12th, 2016

Advanced Waste Studies at UC Davis


Monday December 12th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:54am PST   •   0 Comments

Back in 2011, when students were peacefully protesting steep tuition hikes, UC Davis cops pepper sprayed them. This abuse resulted in a $1 million settlement, more than half of it going to consultants, who reported to a panel headed by Cruz Reynoso, a Jerry Brown pick California voters booted off the state Supreme Court...
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The U.S. Government Avoids Another Shutdown


Monday December 12th, 2016   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:54am PST   •   0 Comments

A lot of Americans would probably be very surprised to find out that the U.S. federal government was on the verge of shutting down for the second time during the last four years this past weekend, coming within an hour of doing so. Instead, the near-“crisis”, which arose because the U.S. Congress needed to...
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Always the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Ruling-Class Retreads


Monday December 12th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:36am PST   •   0 Comments

State Senator Marty Block, San Diego Democrat, decided not to seek a second term, but as the ever-vigilant Dan Walters notes in the Sacramento Bee, on December 5, just in time for the holidays, Block “got a lucrative consolation prize from Gov. Jerry Brown – a $146,609 per year appointment to the state Unemployment...
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