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Berkeley Sets The Bar For Municipal Support Of Worker Cooperatives

It's Our Economy - 9 hours 29 min ago
Berkeley, CA –  Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a set of recommendations provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) and a coalition of worker coop members and advocates. In doing so, Berkeley became a national leader in supporting worker cooperative businesses. “Berkeley is among the first US cities to earmark funding specifically to help local businesses convert to democratic worker ownership,” says Sara Stephens, Staff Attorney at the Law Center.
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A Four-Day Working Week Is Within Our Grasp

It's Our Economy - 9 hours 29 min ago
Whenever the government fumbles around desperately for the story they can sell as success, they often reach for the following statistic: that since the Conservatives took power in 2010, unemployment has dropped, and more people than ever are in work. But this simple story conceals a much more worrying truth – that work simply doesn’t guarantee a decent standard of living any more. Official statistics gloss over the effects of semi-employment, self-employment, self-unemployment, zero-hours contracts and a shrinking in real wages, leaving four million people in in-work poverty.
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Citizen Currencies Strengthen Agricultural Supply Chains

It's Our Economy - 9 hours 29 min ago
This is the third issue of the series we started in October, on the theme of “local currencies”, after a general presentation of the advantages and challenges of local currencies through the example of the Leman currency (October 2018) and the avenues for collaboration and synergies between local currencies and sustainable food (December 2018), we propose today to reflect in terms of production/supply chains, for different types of agricultural products, and starting once again from the Geneva experience: from seed to production, from production to processing, from processing to distribution, from distribution to consumption.
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The Global Economy Is A Time Bomb Waiting To Explode

It's Our Economy - 10 hours 29 min ago
In the aftermath of the greatest financial calamity since the Great Depression, then–chief of staff for the Obama administration Rahm Emanuel made the call for aggressive action to prevent a recurrence of the meltdown of 2008. Although the U.S. government’s system of checks and balances typically produces incremental reform, Emanuel suggested that during times of financial upheaval, the traditional levers of powers are often scrambled, thereby creating unique conditions whereby legislators could be pushed in the direction of more radical reform.
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Rigged College Admissions: One Aspect Of Rampant Social Inequity

It's Our Economy - March 17, 2019 - 6:00am
The children of working stiffs learned a brutal lesson this week as federal prosecutors criminally charged rich people with buying admission to elite universities for their less-than-stellar children. The lesson is that no matter how hard you work, no matter how smart or talented you are, a dumb, lazy rich kid is going to beat you. It’s crucial that everyone who is not a wealthy movie star, hedge fund executive, or corporate CEO—that is, 99 percent of all Americans—sees this college admissions scandal for what it really is: a microcosm of the larger, corrupt system that works against working people, squashing their chances for advancement.
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Addressing The Features Related To Yeastar S20 PBX And More

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - March 16, 2019 - 6:47am

The next time you are eyeing for the right option under S series of the IP PBX system, you are cordially invited to catch up with the yeastar s20 pbx for a change. This service is here to offer you with 10 concurrent phone calls and 20 lines. This construction is here to utilize the latest forms of modern technology along with some other options, which will be delivering excellent price savings. It will also focus at efficiency and also some of the best ever effectiveness improvements. This source is able to offer high quality services with promising satisfaction at its best.

Detailed description as asked for:

This PBX is noted to be a VoIP PBX appliance, which comes with software and hardware solutions to help businesses manage phone based operations. This is a little device, which is here to offer multitude of the favorable features, which will include fax to emails, voicemail to the emails, auto clip and queues to record some of the phone calls, otherwise capturing every detail possible. It is a standalone based telephone system, known to supply incomparable series of features to some of the smaller businesses when compared to around 20 individuals.

Other option under IP PBX:

Another interesting option under IP PBX happens to be yeastar s50 pbx,which is primarily manufactured with the average and smaller sized businesses in mind. It helps in supporting around 50 individuals and also helps in developing some of the latest and modernized technologies at its best. This S Series is known to supply some of the exceptional cost saving options with efficiency and also improvements in the performance. It can further help in delivering power, assurance and quality at its best for sure. So, without wasting time, you better catch up with these options now and surely enjoy.

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Protecting the most vulnerable: How communities can advocate for the homeless during extreme weather

Shareable - Commons - March 14, 2019 - 4:03pm

During this winter's polar vortex, 21 people died from weather-related incidents, according to an estimate from Time. Many others experienced injuries or frostbite. One doctor treated 50 frostbite cases in a week. Those most at risk were low income, homeless or working outside.

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The Benefit Of The Commons: Strategies For A Brighter Future

It's Our Economy - March 14, 2019 - 2:00pm
Commons is about sharing resources, collaborating and making decisions together without a top-down dictate. There is a variety of definitions which delve into what and how should be shared. Elinor Ostrom, the Nobel Prize laureate awarded the prize precisely for her extensive work on the commons, defined it as common-pool finite resources such as grazing grounds, forests, coastal areas, rivers and so on. She argued that the best way to manage these natural ecosystems would be through a collective action of the people who use these resources, and not through state or market mechanisms.
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Fixing Inequality: More Opportunity Is Not The Answer

It's Our Economy - March 14, 2019 - 1:01pm
Public discussions of reducing inequality have largely focused on equalizing the opportunities for people to move up, on ideas such as universal pre-K, school reform, reducing college debt, fighting discrimination, affirmative action, training programs, opportunity zones, and career mentoring. The hope is that someday the daughter of a Kentucky miner will have as much of a chance to live well as the son of a Wall Street broker, their fates determined not by circumstances, but only by ability and character.
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Wall Street Mini-Tax Could Raise Maxi Revenue

It's Our Economy - March 14, 2019 - 1:01pm
With great fanfare, politicians on the left are thinking big on tax reform: a 70 percent rate on incomes over $10 million, a wealth tax on the super-rich, estate taxes as high as 77 percent. With no fanfare at all, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has made the case for thinking small. According to the CBO, a mini-tax on sales of stocks, bonds and other holdings could boost revenues by scores of billions a year. The estimate came in December 2018 when the CBO released its list of optionsfor cutting the federal deficit.
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Track social media and text message of your boyfriend

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - March 13, 2019 - 3:47pm

If you are sure that your boyfriend is cheating on you then you can easily track his social media messages and text messages for clearing all your doubts. Nowadays, there are various applications available over the internet, that not only help you to track phone but also help you to track all the messages of his device.  It not only works as the text message tracker but also work as the WhatsApp Tracker. So, you can keep a track of the whatsapp, hangout, hike and messenger on your device. It not just only tracks the incoming message but you can also track the location of the device.

How can you use this application?

Chat message tracker is a useful application to read the incoming messages from all the chat applications which are installed in your boyfriend’s device.  If you receive the message then you can also get the location of your boyfriend through messages. Even, you can receive message of any device if the device is not with you. One of the greatest specialty of this application is you can filter any messages with multiple options. You will not need to open the application for reading the chats message of another device. You will not need to make more efforts for finding the message because this application stores the entire message at one place in your device.

How message tracker application works?

Firstly, you should install the application in your device and login with the email ID and password. When you registered in the application then you can arrange the settings for reading the chat messages. Then, app will start to read the message automatically in your device when you login. But, chat messages will not be pulled on the website without your concern.  

With this app, you can easily find out whether your boyfriend is cheating on you or not.

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Free file converters for your PC

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - March 13, 2019 - 3:31pm

Computer files are available in different formats and they have to be converted from one format to another in order to view them. Each computer handles data differently and whenever they are opened in another computer they need to be converted into a format which the computer supports. In numerous occasions we find ourselves with a file which our computer can’t open. To view that specific file we either need to purchase a program which can open the file or have to use free converter software such as

This issue happens with all sorts of files like image, movie, or music file. Online there are a number of free converter of files which convert video, audio, image, document files into a format which the computer supports. Among many file converters there are a few which are very popular and users use them regularly.

One can simply search online converter and the web will show multiple converters which are free for the users to choose from. The most popular file converters have numerous types of formats and conversion choices pre-programmed into them which gave the users a wide range of choices. One of the many advantages of free converter is that it can work very fast and takes very little time to convert big size files. Along with that the quality of the file remains the same even after the conversion.

The file converters which can easily handle all the major formats and are easy to use are the most popular among the users. Many of those converters have features which allows them to convert files into a format which is suitable for the offline viewing of videos on the mobile. Thus file converters are a very useful piece of software for any PC.

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Befitting things one must be aware of the

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - March 13, 2019 - 2:57pm is a newest website of early 2019. The website comes with the goal to offer context for attributes and qualities of drones. The motive of the portal is to offer comparative analysis of drones pattered by manufacturer’s technical classifications. One can take it an example: If one can do survey a drone first without information and get it has a flight time of 20 minutes.

While seeking at, we provide comparisons like flight time to get to know about the context at And one can schedule, seek and clear all the attributed drones based on some few apt benefits here on This venture is best for those people who want to find a drone based on a particular need.

Whom to make Target-Audience?

  • If a person is looking to buy a drone.
  • If someone is doing research before they purchase drone
  • If anyone carries a goal or objective for their drone use.

What are the Featured Drone Comparisons?

DroneVersus arrives up with a proprietary algorithm to operate a score based on Cost, Speed and other properties. This comparison number drones in order by the excellent speed to cost number.

DroneVersus has come up with a proprietary algorithm to develop a score based on Flight time (in minutes), velocity, and other reasons. The algorithm gives a score for the drone that will be implemented to rank drones and then get to know how the drones stacks up against others.

  • On the starting point of Camera “Requirement First” Research:

Resolutions of Video: DroneVersus has a part devoted to video resolution and frame rate support permitting drone researchers the potential to sharpen down their selection on the basis of a video resolution need.

Other Camera Requirement First research include: Megapixels and Field of View (FOV)

  • On the premise of Aircraft “Requirement First” Research:

Qualities consist: Speed and flight time. It also includes the featured drone comparisons speed-to-cost score and flight time-to-cost score which one has given above.

  • Feedback, Corrections and Additional Drones:

To patter any feedback, corrections or offer information for additional drones one can fill out the form on the “Contact Us” page.

There is a newsletter one can subscribe to get details about the new things happen like newest drones and comparisons.

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Earn some money during apprenticeship

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - March 12, 2019 - 3:52pm

If you are planning for your career then there are a lot of options and you might get confused. If you like dealing with electric appliances then you can get certification to become a professional electrician. There are many Electrician school and colleges offering the certification course. However, it is suggested to join a school as it offers several benefits, the major one being that you can join an apprenticeship program and also get paid for it.

Why you should become an electrician?

Nowadays, professional electricians are highly in- demand. If you want to earn high wages then career in electrician field is the best option. There are many people who complete their apprenticeship to work as an estimator, supervisor or superintendent. During the apprenticeship, you can improve your skills and also get your certification. You can also run your company for providing beneficial service to others.

What are the requirements for applicants to join an apprenticeship program?

  • If you are going to apply for the electrician program then you will be required to provide the age proof. In this program, 18 years old and above people can apply. You should also provide proof that you have completed your high school and passed successfully.
  • You should make sure that you are physical fit and able to perform any kind of task which arise included in the apprentice program because there are many tasks that are to be completed under safety management. So, you should make sure that you can perform the difficult task in the given time.
  • Before applying, you should complete the apprentice application and submit it to the apprenticeship and training community. You should also avoid all the mistakes at the time of filling the application form and attach all the required documents.
  • You should have transportation because during the training you might have to travel to the different areas for on-site training. So, you should own your vehicle to reach on time where you want to do your apprenticeship for making your career as an electrician.
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Website hosting in Thailand for flourishing online business

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - March 12, 2019 - 3:19pm

Website hosting as the name indicates refer to a service which offer individuals or organizations the privilege of posting websites or web pages in the internet. There are a multiple web hosting companies which offer their clients all the required technology and service which are needed for hosting a website and make it available in the internet. Websites are hosted on computers called servers and the servers of the hosting companies deliver the websites to the target audience. Every individual or organization which wants to host their website into the server needs to have their own domain name. There are different types of web hosting services available and all of them varies immensely from one another in terms of their functionality.

Web hosting companies help the websites of their clients to run smoothly without any trouble all the time. Proper working of websites are very important from the perspective of successful online business because a trouble in the sites may cause the business to lose numerous prospective customers who after facing trouble in accessing the website might chose never to come back again.  

In the recent times the business of web hosting has increased quite a lot. There are a number of website hosting companies in Thailand which offer their clients various kinds of packages to choose from depending upon their business requirement. The packages the Thailand based web hosting companies offer varies mostly in terms of the amount of disk space and the size of monthly data transfer. They also provide the option of anytime upgradation of the capacity of disk space.

One of the most important aspect of Thai web hosting companies is their reliability, affordable costing, and customer support. They offer 24×7 technical support to their clients over phone or mail whenever they need them.

It is very important to choose the right kind of web hosting company because it plays a crucial role in the success of the e-commerce. Most of the web hosting companies of Thailand make use of state of the art data center for keeping their servers and have high speed network service along with emergency power backup system, video monitoring system and many other features to ensure the smooth working of the servers. They serve not only various private organizations but numerous government agencies, individual clients, and multiple international clients located in different parts of the world.

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