This Coffee Shop is Staffed By Homeless People — And It’s Working

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This Coffee Shop is Staffed By Homeless People — And It’s Working

By Scott Keyes This Coffee Shop is Staffed By Homeless People — And It’s Working

Getting a job can be difficult for anyone in our nation’s ongoing employment slump. For every job opening, there are currently more than three unemployed people looking for work. And those already-difficult odds are significantly exacerbated for job applicants who can’t afford a home.

“If you’ve been homeless and have a gap on your resume, people don’t give you a chance,” Seth Kelley, co-founder of RedTail Coffee in Fort Collins, told ThinkProgress by phone. “It’s a cycle that’s really hard to shake.”

That’s why Seth, along with his wife Kelly, opened RedTail Coffee in May: to provide job opportunities to homeless and low-income applicants.

The coffee shop is located alongside a new housing development that’s being built for…

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Joan Rivers: Why Robin Williams Was a Great Red Carpet Interview

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Ford wants low taxes, more subways – offers no plan to fund them

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TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford promised to keep property taxes “well below” the rate of inflation while building more subways should he be re-elected in October.

It isn’t clear how he intends to do that, especially after voting for a Scarborough subway that will cost Toronto taxpayers at least $1 billion in tax increases over three decades.

During an afternoon press conference Tuesday at his Etobicoke campaign office, Ford pledged his property tax increases will be well below the rate of inflation, which he pegged at approximately 2.5 per cent. (Toronto’s inflation rate has actually been significantly lower over the past couple of years. And annual property tax increases, while much lower than previous mayors’ have been about even with inflation)

“Today I’m committing to keeping your taxes much lower than the rate of inflation like I have for my term in office as mayor,” he said. “My top priority…

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Who Gets the Experimental Ebola Drugs?

Are you chosen as a guinea pig, or you are rich or colour of your skin!

Washington Redskins Defend Name With Help From Native Americans

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A Grave Mistake: Trying to reunite families with loved ones’ remains

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FERNIE, B.C.- Fernie residents are on a tireless search to reunite families with their loved ones’ missing remains, which were unearthed during decades of construction.

John Gawryluk and Corlyn Haarstad have spent the last 15 years trying to find evidence that nearly 400 once-buried bodies were displaced by development in the mountain town. Through cross-referencing obituaries, databases and maps, they realized that many of the burial sites and grave markers were disturbed by construction, including the building of an elementary school four decades ago.

“At first you think it has to be a mistake,” Haarstad says. “But when you start to put the pieces together and they’re not in the cemetery but you have the documented proof that they’re buried here…where [are they]?”

“Bulldozer operators remember pushing headstones over, and when you dig through there and you see there’s a bone here and a bone there of different people…c’mon,” adds…

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Winnipeg’s Muslim Community Pray for Peace in the Middle east

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For Immediate Release                                                                                             August 10, 2014

                                                      Statement from Muslim Leaders in Manitoba

We, the undersigned Muslim leaders in Winnipeg, unconditionally declare the actions of ISIS against the Iraqi Christians and Yazidis an affront to our faith, and we forcefully condemn any attempts by ISIS to associate their heinous crimes to Islam and to our prophetic tradition.

Islam has made it incumbent on Muslims under Islamic law to protect religious minorities within their countries and grant freedom of religion, security of life, honour, property and intellect to all citizens regardless of race, religion and gender. We are therefore anguished at how Christians and other religious minorities are suffering at the hands of our co-religionists in today’s conflict-ridden world.

We urge and pray that Muslim religious leaders and politicians around the world will continue to speak up and take strong and definitive actions against criminals and terrorists who are committing atrocities in the name…

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Palestinians not to abandon resistance: Analyst

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Press TV has conducted an interview with Ramzy Baroud political analyst from Madrid about the Israeli onslaught on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Hamas has been clear about its demands from the beginning, the left of the siege on Gaza and release of prisoners among other things, while Israel is focused on disarming of the resistance group in the strip, can this work?

Baroud: Well, of course not, Israel could possibly expect the disarming of the resistance if the resistance was defeated and that was the intention behind Israel’s devastating war, genocide in Gaza Strip, I mean we are looking at nearly12,000 people between dead and wounded and hundreds of thousands of refugees within Gaza and this complete destruction of the infrastructure of Gaza Strip and we are talking about genocide and yet the resistance continues and it continues strong.

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Furious Obama Says Hillary’s Claim That His Negligence Created ISIS Is ‘Horseshit’

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Excerpted from The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton and Congressmen alike have called on Obama to arm Syria’s rebels. But the President fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for suggesting he should’ve done more.

President Obama got angry at lawmakers who suggested in a private meeting that he should have armed the Syrian rebels, calling the criticism “horseshit.”

The argument that America should have done more in Syria, made for years by foreign policy leaders in both parties and several members of Obama’s senior national security team, was brought back to the fore this past weekend. Obama and Hillary Clinton gave dueling interviews in which they publicly split on whether the security and humanitarian catastrophe in Syria could have been avoided if the United States had played a larger role. Obama’s outburst on July 31, one week prior, reveals the criticism was already getting to him, even before the…

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