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Court rules Oregon bakers who refused to make lesbian couple a wedding cake WILL have to pay them $135,000 in damages

Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Ribicon- Thu, 28 21 2017 11:21:48 GMT An appellate court Thursday upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same’sex wedding almost five years ago. The owners of the since’closed Gresham bakery ‘ Aaron and Melissa Klein ‘ argued that state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay emotional’distress damages of $135,000 to the lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman’Cryer. (Snip) First Liberty Institute, the legal organization that represents the Kleins, disagreed with the ruling. ´The Oregon Court of Appeals decided that Aaron and Melissa Klein are not entitled to the Constitution´s promises

Court rules Oregon bakers who refused to make lesbian couple a wedding cake WILL have to pay them $135,000 in damages

Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Ribicon- Thu, 28 21 2017 11:21:48 GMT An appellate court Thursday upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same’sex wedding almost five years ago. The owners of the since’closed Gresham bakery ‘ Aaron and Melissa Klein ‘ argued that state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay emotional’distress damages of $135,000 to the lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman’Cryer. (Snip) First Liberty Institute, the legal organization that represents the Kleins, disagreed with the ruling. ´The Oregon Court of Appeals decided that Aaron and Melissa Klein are not entitled to the Constitution´s promises

Correcting the Myth About Cronyism As the Path to Wealth

Real Clear Markets, by John Tamny Posted By: PageTurner- Thu, 28 33 2017 11:33:14 GMT It’s a well’known historical truth at this point, but Seattle, WA used to be a poor, run’down city. Now it’s a gleaming, really rich city. To drive through it, or better yet to see it by boat is to be stunned by all the opulence. While downcast talk in the early 1970s was sarcastically about the last person turning off the proverbial lights in a city that the talented had departed, so full of talent is Seattle today that its downtown can’t house it all. Sure enough, the greater Seattle area has not one, but two skylines. Redmond’s seemingly grows by

Correcting the Myth About Cronyism As the Path to Wealth

Real Clear Markets, by John Tamny Posted By: PageTurner- Thu, 28 33 2017 11:33:14 GMT It’s a well’known historical truth at this point, but Seattle, WA used to be a poor, run’down city. Now it’s a gleaming, really rich city. To drive through it, or better yet to see it by boat is to be stunned by all the opulence. While downcast talk in the early 1970s was sarcastically about the last person turning off the proverbial lights in a city that the talented had departed, so full of talent is Seattle today that its downtown can’t house it all. Sure enough, the greater Seattle area has not one, but two skylines. Redmond’s seemingly grows by

Josh Meyer Gets an Echo Chamber Beat’Down

Tablet Mag, by Lee Smith Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 28 43 2017 11:43:57 GMT A week after Josh Meyer’s Politico expose,“The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off the Hook,” former Obama officials are still berating Meyer for his 13,000’word article detailing how the Obama administration killed a nearly decade’long DEA effort to stem a global Hezbollah cocaine’smuggling’and’organized’crime ring to help secure its nuclear deal with Iran. “This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” former Defense Department analyst David Asher explained in the article. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.” Asher helped establish and

Josh Meyer Gets an Echo Chamber Beat’Down

Tablet Mag, by Lee Smith Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 28 43 2017 11:43:57 GMT A week after Josh Meyer’s Politico expose,“The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off the Hook,” former Obama officials are still berating Meyer for his 13,000’word article detailing how the Obama administration killed a nearly decade’long DEA effort to stem a global Hezbollah cocaine’smuggling’and’organized’crime ring to help secure its nuclear deal with Iran. “This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” former Defense Department analyst David Asher explained in the article. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.” Asher helped establish and

iPhone slowing: Apple apologises amid claims it secretly slowed down old devices

Independent [UK], by Andrew Griffin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 28 52 2017 11:52:56 GMT Apple has apologised for apparently secretly slowing down phones and promised to try and win back its customers´ trust. The company will offer huge discounts on replacement batteries and provide new warnings to iPhones users when their phones are being hit by the slowdowns. It also said that it would continue to work hard to avoid the need to slow down the phones at all, by improving its batteries and other components. The changes are part of the company’s attempts to limit the effects of a growing scandal about the way that it limits the performance of older phones, to ensure that they don’t suffer when their batteries become

iPhone slowing: Apple apologises amid claims it secretly slowed down old devices

Independent [UK], by Andrew Griffin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 28 52 2017 11:52:56 GMT Apple has apologised for apparently secretly slowing down phones and promised to try and win back its customers´ trust. The company will offer huge discounts on replacement batteries and provide new warnings to iPhones users when their phones are being hit by the slowdowns. It also said that it would continue to work hard to avoid the need to slow down the phones at all, by improving its batteries and other components. The changes are part of the company’s attempts to limit the effects of a growing scandal about the way that it limits the performance of older phones, to ensure that they don’t suffer when their batteries become

Nunes blasts DOJ, FBI for ´failure´ to produce records relating to anti’Trump dossier

Fox News, by John Roberts & Alex Pappas Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 29 06 2017 12:06:37 GMT Exclusive ‘ House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is blasting the Department of Justice and the FBI for its “failure to fully produce” documents related to an anti’Trump dossier, saying “at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.” In a Thursday letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein obtained by Fox News, Nunes expressed frustration that information and witnesses subpoenaed by the committee in August related to the so’called Steele dossier had not yet been turned over. The salacious dossier includes unverified allegations about President Trump´s connections with Russia that he has denied.

Oregon court rules Christian bakery must pay $135G to lesbian couple

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a decision that forced two Christian bakers to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who said they felt “mentally raped” when the bakers declined to make a wedding cake.