Archive for April 5th, 2017

Court rules civil rights law protects gay workers from discrimination

on April 5, 2017, 8:33 AM / in National News

Maybe the law is not that clear….. A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay people from job discrimination, a potentially huge victory for gay rights advocates. Another appellate court, in Georgia, ruled last month that the law did not protect gay workers, and the opposing rulings increased the likelihood that the […]

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Obama Syria Policies Scuttled Regime Change, White House Says

on April 5, 2017, 8:25 AM / in National News

By Alexis Simendinger  /  RCP President Trump condemned Syria’s gassing of civilians, including children, in a rebel-held town on Tuesday, while his spokesman blamed President Obama for failing to enforce a “red line” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he described during a news conference in 2012. Neither Trump nor his spokesman detailed how the administration expects to change course […]

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April 5th… Good Morning

April 5th… Good Morning

on April 5, 2017, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, April 5, 2017. On this date in 1774, Benjamin Franklin showcased his devilishly clever wit — and radical sympathies — in a pseudonymous letter-to-the-editor of The Public Advertiser, a prominent London newspaper. Titled “An Open Letter to Lord North” (Britain’s incumbent prime minister), Franklin made a series of ironic suggestions about how the British government might […]

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De-annexation bill delayed after lengthy Senate committee debate

on April 5, 2017, 8:17 AM / in State News

Jake Lowary , USA TODAY NETWORK One of the most controversial pieces of legislation that lawmakers have discussed in recent years was delayed a week as two state senators tried to work out a compromise. The measure would allow voters living in cities across the state to vote to remove themselves from city borders — a process known as de-annexation — but […]

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Council approves sale of old JTA building

on April 5, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council approved the property sale of the former JTA building, on 241 E. Deaderick St., to REB Holdings for $30,000 on Tuesday. The sale was unanimously approved and the $30,000 will go the City of Jackson’s general fund. “It’s a good sale, it’s been sitting there for years,” Councilman Harvey Buchanan said. “JTA has been gone for over […]

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Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

By John Steele Gordon The following is adapted from a speech delivered in San Diego, California, on November 15, 2013, at a Hillsdale College Free Market Forum on the topic “Markets, Government, and the Common Good.” The word “entrepreneur”—one who undertakes, manages, and assumes the risk of a new enterprise—comes from the French, where it literally means “undertaker.” — perhaps […]

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Wounded For Me

Wounded For Me

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities.  —Isaiah 53:5 A man who was deeply troubled by his sins was having a vivid dream in which he saw Jesus being savagely whipped by a soldier. As the cruel scourge came down upon Christ’s back, the onlooker shuddered, for the terrible cords left ugly, gaping wounds upon […]

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Jackson City Council Ignores Debt Growth Danger and Approves Enlarging the Debt for the City

Jackson City Council Ignores Debt Growth Danger and Approves Enlarging the Debt for the City

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

This article was updated Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 As the nation’s federal debt grows toward $20 trillion, (a financial watchdog says $100 trillion is a more realistic number when factoring in unfunded obligations),  and all eyes are following this intrusion on the future of our children and grandchildren, the city of Jackson and its members on the council have decided to […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“[T]he more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer … [taking] away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence of somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health for support in age and sickness.” Benjamin […]

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April 5th in History

April 5th in History

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Albert of Montecorvino Ethelburga of Lyminge Derfel Gadarn Gerald of Sauve-Majeure Juliana of Liège Maria Crescentia Höss Pandita Mary Ramabai (Episcopal Church (USA)) Ruadhán of Lorrha Vincent Ferrer […]

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