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Archive for November, 2014

30
Nov

It is not the consciousness of men that determines their beeing, but on the contrary, it is their so …

It is not the consciousness of men that determines their beeing, but on the contrary, it is their social being that determines their consciousness. Karl Marx German economist & Communist political philosopher (1818 – 1883)

30
Nov

Black Friday Sales Slip as Discounts Start Earlier

Initial weak numbers revived concerns among retailers that, despite improved economic conditions, shoppers remain wary.



30
Nov

Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Force

Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown, has reportedly resigned from the police force effective immediately.

The details surrounding the shooting and events leading up to Brown’s death have saturated the media since August, when Wilson was put on administrative leave, and the nation has been riveted by the events in the streets of Ferguson, where riots were reported after the grand jury’s decision last week not to file criminal charges against Wilson.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Wilson’s resignation letter, in which he says that his decision to leave is based partly on his fear for the safety of his fellow officers.

“It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me. It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal,” Wilson reportedly wrote.

Brown was unarmed at the time of the police confrontation, but Wilson maintains that he wouldn’t change the events of that day if he could go back and told ABC News, “I know I did my job right.” Wilson says he was fearful for his life when Brown allegedly hit him and went for his gun.

The grand jury’s decision was met with anger and shock by many in the Ferguson community, and protests have been taking place around the country in response. The Brown family have said they don’t believe justice has been served for them.

“It’s probably in his best interest to sever his ties with the Ferguson community, as well as the Ferguson police department. I think this incident has severely compromised his ability to police in the way he was paid to do by the city,” said Anthony Gray, an attorney representing the Brown family.

29
Nov

Budget Problems? Kentucky and Elsewhere Find Answer in Bottle

The alcohol industry is booming in many states, fueled by a growing taste for whiskey and craft beer, and changes to regulations and tax policies.



29
Nov

7 Musts for Online Behavioral Advertising

How to keep behavior-based ads valuable, safe, and secure

29
Nov

Every now and then I like to lean out my window, look up and smile for a satellite picture. …

Every now and then I like to lean out my window, look up and smile for a satellite picture. Steven Wright US comedian and actor (1955 – )

29
Nov

US sees slower Black Friday sales

Black Friday is less intense this year in the US after many stores opened earlier on Thursday.

29
Nov

A Conundrum for Saudis: Women at Work

A group of academics is joining the Saudi government in a project to lower the hurdles keeping women from becoming employed.