Category Archives: Politics

PayPal freezes Canadian media company’s account over story about Syrian family – Manitoba – CBC News

A Canadian newspaper tried to submit a story to a Canadian awards competition, and Paypal calls the transaction “suspicious” and suspends their account. Why? Because the story was about some Syrian refugees? Really? Blame Canada!

A community newspaper’s payment to enter a feel-good story about a family of Syrian refugees in an awards competition prompted PayPal to freeze the account of a national media organization after flagging the suspicious transaction, The Canadian Press has learned.

Source: PayPal freezes Canadian media company’s account over story about Syrian family – Manitoba – CBC News

People Who Oppose Gay Marriage Are Less Likely To Value Expert Opinion | FiveThirtyEight

So, how exactly do we combat the glut of people who think science is wrong, that experts are simply spinning things and lying based on their individual political beliefs, instead of trying to prove theorums beyond the shadow of a doubt. That’s just not how science works, people. You can ignore it, sure, but it’s really hard to deny it.

A newly released survey shows that Americans who care about expert opinion and scientific evidence hold different policy positions than those who don’t — across party lines. The survey, condu…

Source: People Who Oppose Gay Marriage Are Less Likely To Value Expert Opinion | FiveThirtyEight

Richard Sherman wants billionaires, not taxpayers, to pay for stadiums – CBSSports.com

I agree, wholeheartedly. There are zero reasons why taxpayers should pay for statiums. They get no benefit from the investment. Crowd sourcing the stadium might make more sense. They could set committment levels where you pay for a reserved seat for 5 or 10 years for X dollars.

Stadium financing was in the news again recently

Source: Richard Sherman wants billionaires, not taxpayers, to pay for stadiums – CBSSports.com

What’s more expensive than ColoradoCare? No ColoradoCare

I truly hope this passes. This could be the next huge quality of life improvement in this country. It’s only opposed by insurance companies who will lose the entire state’s income if it passes. There is no downside. Save money, improve healthcare, bring all the decisions back to the state level. I can’t wait until Georgia figures this out too, because the status quo is too damned expensive.

The big health insurance companies have been gouging us for years, reducing coverage while raising costs. Amendment 69 would give them an in-state competitor.

Source: What’s more expensive than ColoradoCare? No ColoradoCare