Coffee Party Posts – 2015-02


My Coffee Party USA Facebook posts

“Minimum wage, living wage, and the moral questions their opponents can’t answer”



Rudy’s demise (

I wonder constantly how people capable of rising to such prominent positions in our society all too often become the architects of their own demise.

This article describes how it is that Rudy has done it to himself, and why we should all be happy that he has.
‪#‎RudyGiuliani‬ ‪#‎ObamaLovesAmerica‬








“It’s time to send a message that we won’t allow unconstitutional mass surveillance of Americans to continue. The government has used the USA Patriot Act to claim enormous new powers to spy on all of us.”
– Greg
‪#‎NSA‬ ‪#‎endspying‬ ‪#‎PatriotAct‬







Canary in the Coal Mine?

PR firms are abandoning the fossil fuel industry. It’s a hopeful sign that the eventual end to the propaganda of climate science denial is in sight. Every American ought to be united in our understanding and acceptance of the gravity (no pun intended) of our situation. It’s not opinion, folks. It’s science.
– Greg
‪#‎ClimateDeniers‬ ‪#‎ClimateChange‬ ‪#‎ClimateScience‬








“Times can blind us to certain truths and later generations can see that laws once thought necessary and proper in fact serve only to oppress.” – Justice Kennedy

Every American deserves the dignity and the freedom to marry whom they choose and to be lawfully recognized as a married couple.

This is your chance to be a signatory to a brief to the Supreme Court that affirms that belief.
Human Rights Campaign ‪#‎LoveCantWait‬ ‪#‎LGBT‬




White-collar workers: You’re in trouble, too.

The Economic Policy Institute recently published this sobering piece, Even the Most Educated Workers Have Declining Wages

Here’s the part all of you fellow white-collar workers – and especially those of you who dismiss or deride the concerns about minimum and living wages – need to read and understand:

“The workers with the credential that should be in high demand—four-year college graduates—have not done that well, especially in the last year. In fact, among education categories, the greatest real wage losses between 2013 and 2014 were among those with a college or advanced degree.”

#wages #jobs #middleclass #economics

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This documentary (and the full report which is linked from the video page and well worth the read) should be profoundly disturbing to everyone.

“Kim was among the first victims post-WikiLeaks government crackdown on whistle-blowers>, and his prosecution revealed that the technologies that enable large-scale leaks are also the government’s most formidable weapon for striking back. With a few clicks by a systems administrator, or a subpoena to a phone company or web firm, the government can figure out who talks to whom and when, who emails whom and what they write, or who enters and leaves a building and when they do it. When there is metadata, there is no need for informers or tape recordings or confessions.”

‪#‎EspionageAct‬ ‪#‎StephenKim‬


How can we be better “consumers” of news?

In the wake of the DC Navy Yard shooting in 2013, On The Media did an absolutely exemplary piece on how poor the news media is….and has always been……and why some of that is really on us as consumers and as citizen journalists.

Don’t miss the the audio at
Keep the graphic here handy.










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