"Paul Ryan: “My plan will end poverty by forcing the poor to sign contracts saying they will get off food stamps and start a hedge fund.”"

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The Worst Part Of Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan Is Based On A Media Myth

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"My own concern is primarily the terror and violence carried out by my own state, for two reasons. For one thing, because it happens to be the larger component of international violence. But also for a much more important reason than that; namely, I can do something about it. So even if the U.S. was responsible for 2 percent of the violence in the world instead of the majority of it, it would be that 2 percent I would be primarily responsible for. And that is a simple ethical judgment. That is, the ethical value of one’s actions depends on their anticipated and predictable consequences. It is very easy to denounce the atrocities of someone else. That has about as much ethical value as denouncing atrocities that took place in the 18th century."

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Jul 24 - Rockin’ the Boat: The Activists Who Made it Happen - Women’s Museum

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AngryPhoto2Starting in the early 1960s, a small group of women took matters into their own hands to create laws and force a change in society as the Women’s Liberation Movement burst onto the American landscape–and the push for equality and women’s rights began!

Come meet some of the women who did the hard work 50 years ago in San Diego and California. Bring your war stories!  Wear your mini-skirt!

Panel…

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Jul 24 - Marti Emerald Reception for Carol Kim

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Please Join Hosts
Hon. Marti Emerald ~ Tim Blood ~ Dave Casey ~ Angela Jae Chun
Gene Iredale ~ Susan Swan~ Julia Yoo

For a Reception To Support
San Diego City Council District 6 Candidate Carol Kim

When
Thursday, July 24, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where
At the home of Hon. Marti Emerald
5334 Saxon St, San Diego, CA 92115

Suggested Contribution: $150
Maximum Contribution: $550

Contributions Payable to…

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Democrats for Equality - Proposed Resolution for Top Two Candidates in General Elections (please review)

Democrats for Equality - Proposed Resolution for Two Candidates in General Elections (please review)

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The Democrats for Equality Club has proposed a resolution to make sure that there are two candidates in General Elections and that elections are not ‘decided’ in the Primary, as happened with the District 2 City Council race this year.

Ryan Trabuco will attend our July 27 Meeting to ask for our club’s endorsement. All members of the club are eligible to vote. Please review the resolution before…

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District Two Councilmember (and club member) Ed Harris invites you to the
60th Annual City of San Diego Lifeguard Relay

Where
Mission Beach Lifeguard Tower 3141 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109

When
July 29, 2014 6:00 PM

The San Diego Lifeguard Relay pits the four beach districts of the City of San Diego Lifeguard Service against one another in a 12‐leg race which highlights the skills necessary to perform ocean rescues, such as running, swimming, and paddling.

This year’s relays will provide each district an opportunity to raise money for exceptional, local nonprofits:

Photos courtesy of the San Diego Community Newspaper Group

Hawaiian attire encouraged
Reception immediately following at the WaveHouse

July 29 - 60th Annual City of San Diego Lifeguard Relay District Two Councilmember (and club member) Ed Harris invites you to the 60th Annual City of San Diego Lifeguard Relay…
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July 21, 1925: Scopes Found Guilty in “Monkey Trial”
On this day in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom. 
The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.
Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to learn more.
Image:  John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.

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July 21, 1925: Scopes Found Guilty in “Monkey Trial”

On this day in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom.

The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.

Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to learn more.

Image:  John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.

Jul 27 - Monthly Meeting - We Must Win in November

Jul 27 - Monthly Meeting - We Must Win in November. Analysis, discussion, working with the Peters and Kim campaigns

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AnalysisThis month we’re focusing on the upcoming election in November.

It is critical that we elect Carol Kim to the City Council in order to keep that all-important Mayoral veto-proof majority.

We saw with the minimum wage vote on Monday 14 how the Republican City Council members do not act in the best interests of the citizens of our city. With Faulconer as Mayor we know that if we lose our 6-3…

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Jul 19 - Pride Parade with Democrats for Equality and Carol Kim

Jul 19 - Pride Parade with San Diego Democrats for Equality and Carol Kim

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Democrats for EqualityPoint Loma Dems are invited to march with the Democrats for Equality and Carol Kim at this year’s Pride Parade Saturday, July 19 at 10:00am.

We will all be meeting at the Parade Staging Area, Zone G, Contingent 20 at 10am; please arrive no later than 10:30am. The entrance to the staging area is at the corner of Park Blvd and Lincoln Ave. Please wear your Carol Kim T-shirt if you have one.

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July 15 - Net Neutrality FCC Deadline For Comments

July 15 – Net Neutrality FCC Deadline For Comments

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The deadline for the first round of comments to the FCC on the subject of Net Neutrality is Tuesday, July 15.

According to John Oliver, the only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are “featuring Sting.” He went on to explain that Net Neutrality is “actually hugely important.

This short video explains why.…

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