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Rigidity and Flexibility: Unions in the On-Demand Economy?

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by Liya Palagashvili

A couple months ago, a judge ruled in favor of Seattle’s ordinance that will allow ridesharing drivers to engage in collective bargaining agreements. The ordinance has granted the labor union, Teamsters, the right to represent drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft. Under current U.S. labor laws, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRA) gives employees the right to unionize, but ridesharing drivers are legally classified as independent contractors, and thus outside of the purview of this legislation. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has initiated litigation to challenge the validity of this ordinance on several grounds (e.g., preemption by NLRA, antitrust violations), though while in the appeals process, the city has begun to move forward to implement this first-in-the-nation law.

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Bill Maher slams trolls and the perpetually offended and their ‘journalist’ enablers

Harvard Writes Off As Much As $2.9 Billion In Endowment Losses

JONATHAN TURLEY

Harvard-seal-3The head of Harvard’s massive endowment, Jane Mendillo, has reported a staggering loss of roughly $1.1 billion in its holdings — an amount larger than the total value of most academic endowments.  It is an astonishing loss coming only six years since Mendillo took over the endowment and is being attributed to her heavy bet on natural resource investments.

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The Danger Islands and 1.5 Million Penguins

American Elephants

In one of the most remote places on Earth, there are 1.5 million Adélie Penguins enjoying their own private island, completely unknown to  humanity. There they are on the Antarctica’s Danger Islands—something like 750,000 pairs of penguins. There were fears that perhaps the penguin population was declining rapidly due to climate change. Uh huh.

The islands are incredibly remote, surrounded by thick sea ice, and essentially hidden from the world. In this amazing world, there are still real surprises. New species are being discovered all the time. There are unexplored places. Many new things are popping up in NASA satellite images. In this case it was penguin poop.

Here’s the article. And there’s a video. The photograph above is by Tom Hart/Oxford University/Penguin Watch.

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New Play Down Under: “Kill Climate Deniers”

Green Jihad

A new play has opened Thursday at Griffin Theatre in Sydney, Australia for its 2018 season entitled: Kill Climate Deniers. According to The Washington Times the play is written by a man named David Finnigan and was developed starting three years ago after receiving a grant of $19,000 from the Australian government.

According to the play’s website, the plot entails:

As a classic rock band take the stage in Parliament House’s main hall, 96 armed eco-terrorists storm the building and take the entire government hostage, threatening to execute everyone unless Australia ends global warming. Tonight.

In fairness, the theater company responded to criticism of the play’s title saying they only seek to explore ways of effect political change. The original play was canned in 2014 resulting from the title.

The reviews of the play, so far, state the production have been good and its playwright consulted scientists while making…

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Just about everyone has a gun in the Midwest

100 Years Of Beauty – Afghanistan

A Million Penguins Can’t Be Wrong!

Why does artic Science do for its money if they miss a million penguins.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Earlier today, I posted this revelation:

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On an expedition to an icy island chain off the Antarctic Peninsula’s northern tip, researchers discovered a massive supercolony of more than 1.5 million Adélie penguins, according to a study published March 2 in Scientific Reports.

Scientists had known of an Adélie penguin colony (Pygoscelis adeliae) in these Danger Islands, but satellite images revealed more guano on the rocky islands than could be explained by the colony’s expected numbers.

Even though the tiny island chain is only about 10 kilometers across, researchers hadn’t realized the extent of the penguin population, says study coauthor Heather Lynch, an ecologist at Stony Brook University in New York. “In the Antarctic, distances are so vast, something major could be just around the corner and you wouldn’t know.”

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/penguin-supercolony-discovered-antarctica

Reader Joan Gibson commented:

Thank you Joan.

I just wish our so-called scientists had half as…

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Some of these survivial rates are 90% or better

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