On average, sealers make less than 5 percent of their income from killing seals. So what brings in the other 95 percent? Seafood.
Here is how your boycott of Canadian seafood can help: Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it will shut down the commercial seal slaughter when Canada's fishing industry asks it to do so. Since more than 60 percent of the fishing industry's seafood exports is to the United States, this gives us a lever.
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Sometimes it seems like Donald Trump really must stay up nights, figuring out ways to be an even bigger clown:
Back in October, everyone's favorite businessman who needs to fire his hair stylist challenged Barack Obama to present his college transcripts and passport records in exchange for a $5 million donation to the charities of the president's choice. Needless to say, the POTUS never took Trump up on his offer.
President Obama has just asked Congress to take a series of steps to fight gun violence, and has taken immediate action himself by signing multiple executive orders.
Spread the word by sharing this, and let's keep up the pressure. Reasonable people can differ on the exact steps needed, but if we (once again) take no action, we should be ashamed.
It's shocking and appalling. More than 2 months after Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and shattered the lives of millions of Americans, the House of Representatives still hasn’t approved disaster relief.
For too long, America has watched helplessly as the the Senate became the place where good bills go to die. The ridiculous, outdated, undemocratic filibuster meant that majority rule was turned on its head, and the stubbornness of 41 senators was enough to block the hard work and good will of 59 others. And with the Republican minority using the filibuster at an unprecedented pace, work and progress ground to a halt.
For years, Republican leaders have been feigning outrage over non-existent voter fraud, using it as a drummed up excuse to push voter ID laws that could disenfranchise millions. Well, turns out there IS fraud... from REPUBLICANS. And the reaction from the GOP? Crickets:
For two years, John Boehner and his Tea Party Congress have blocked nearly every single item President Obama has proposed, all while pushing an extreme right-wing agenda. Tax cuts for millionaires. A war on women. Holding up the recovery for political purposes. Need we go on?