Sunday, September 25, 2016

Salem's Best Cultural Venue -- Salem Cinema : Salem, Oregon

Another terrific edition of the "Manhattan Short Film Festival" at Salem Cinema.
The Motto is "One World, One Week, One Festival" because the same 10 shorts are shown all across the world in the same week, and audience goers all over the world vote for their favorite, and so it's the only truly global film festival.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Fri 9/23 & Sat 9/24 3:15
Sun 9/25 4:15
Mon 9/26 & Tues 9/27 7:00
Weds 9/28 & Thurs 9/29 7:45

All seats only $9!
no coupons, passes or CineBucks
accepted for special events

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Worth Many Thousands of Words (and Millions of Dollars Saved)

Proposed "Taj Mahal" Overbuilt $82M police HQ compared to size of ENTIRE current city hall.

Proposed "Taj Mahal" Overbuilt $82M police HQ is not only twice (200%) the size of the facility the city claimed was the right size for years, it's 160% the size of the ENTIRE current city hall.

It's not about Clinton

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Elizabeth Smart Is Speaking Out Against the Cult of Purity/Virginity

ADMITTED: Corporations want to force you into arbitration because it's unfair to you

Every American needs to understand what this admission is -- That the whole reason corporations hide forced arbitration clauses in contracts is 100% because they don't want a fair process for resolving disputes. 

They want to stack the deck against you as a consumer or employee, and they stack the deck automatically because they are the frequent flyers in arbitration, meaning that they will be in arbitration again and again and again, so arbitrators who want to keep getting hired know which way they better rule. 

Labate advises clients to get their employees to sign arbitration agreements, waiving their right to sue in court, and sending disputes to privately hired arbitrators.

The controversial tactic means disputes are settled behind closed doors with no public disclosure, no right of appeal and none of the strict procedural rules that courts follow.

"People question whether arbitration tends to favor employers," Labate told a conference session. "I believe they do. I use the same arbitrators over and over, and they get paid when I pick them. They know where their bread and butter comes from."