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GM Strike is Nearly Over

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On October 17, 2019
After well over a month, the GM strike is nearing its end, at least it seems. It seems that the UAW was able to win its financial demands, more or less, including protecting the amazing health insurance its members maintain, but were unable to win anything on opening the closed factories, with jobs shipped overseas. […]
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This is the grave of Earl Warren. Born in 1891 in Los Angeles, Warren grew up in Bakersfield, son of a poor family. His father worked on the railroad. But he managed to go to college at the University of California in Berkeley. While there, he became politically active, interested in the Progressive movement. California […]

Medium Cool Indeed

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On October 11, 2019

For an actor who was never really successful or a star, Robert Forster sure was in a lot of interesting films. And whatever you make think of Tarantino he’s always had a brilliant eye for great

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This is the grave of Gilbert Grosvenor. Grosvenor was born in 1875 in Constantinople to teacher parents. His father Edwin was a fairly well-known historian who worked at Robert College there, which still exists today in modern Istanbul, for about twenty years. Gilbert was sent back to the U.S. for his education. He went to […]
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Another example of how those scary immigrants from Central America are threatening America or something: They arrived by the hundreds last year after Hurricane Michael sliced through the Florida Panhandle, packing 160-mile-per-hour winds that snapped pine trees in half, mangled steel posts, ripped off roofs and upended people‚Äôs lives. Without electricity, potable water or reliable […]
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