April 28, 2015

Shark Attack! Will Congress Let Payday Lenders Screw the Military?

Last year, the Department of Defense took steps to protect the members of our military from legalized loan sharking. They proposed new rules to combat the targeting of veterans by payday lenders. But now, the latest version of the National Defense Reauthorization Act includes a built-in delay for these new protections. It seems that Congress’… Read more »

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April 22, 2015

Man Swims in Toxic Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

Today, activist Christopher Swain swam what is possibly the dirtiest waterway in the entire United States: Brooklyn’s Gownaus Canal. The Gowanus Canal is infamous for its toxicity, having been named a Superfund site in 2010. It is full of industrial waste, fuel slicks, sewage, and trash. According to the EPA, contaminants include PCBs, coal tar… Read more »

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April 20, 2015

George Lucas Strikes Back at Rich Assholes

George Lucas, famed director of at least one of your favorite movies, is about to spend $200 million of his own dollars – no government grants or subsidies – to build an affordable housing complex in Marin County, CA. And a bunch of millionaires are freaking furious. In a master-level act of trolling, the neighborhood… Read more »

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