JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 222
Search - JEvents
Search - Categories
Search - Contacts
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
Search - Web Links
Search - SunBay
Search - JComments
Items filtered by date: November 2015
Monday, 07 December 2015 09:51

Income Inequality Makes Rich People Stingier


If Charles Dickens's Victorian London had more income equality, Ebenezer Scrooge wouldn't have been such a miser.

That's the implication of new research that suggests inequality makes wealthy people less generous. The study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to probe how inequality influences altruism.

Published in General/Features

Fort Myers Beach Mayor Anita Cereceda opened the presentation regarding the plans for development along the north end of the island with a request for those in attendance to keep an open mind....

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:04

Use our Economic Clout to Stop ISIS

Use our Economic Clout to Stop ISIS

What a bunch of jokers in power in the EU... just read an article that ISIS makes approximately $2 million a day just from the EU buying oil from ISIS to keep their cars running ... and who knows who in the EU makes money on the other side.... sad for the citizens and refuges... they need to stop buying the oil (even if prices rise from buying it from somewhere else) from ISIS who then use it to buy weapons terrorize the refugees into leaving that region and who terrorize the EU countries with attacks... the refuges can then go home and citizens can live in peace. Does anyone know if we in the USA or is Canada also buying oil from ISIS? Or is it just the EU countries who whine with one hand while buying oil from these people with the other?
Tammy Hiltzer
Cleveland Online

Published in Letters To The Editor
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 09:55


I don’t know if your readers know but our President, Barrack Obama, has a tendency to put the United States down when he speaks overseas. Just recently he spoke in the Muslim nation of Malaysia. Here is an excerpt showing one on many things he said about inequality in the US.: “Also what happens is when there's more inequality, the people who are powerful can influence the political system to further reinforce their privilege, and it makes it harder for ordinary people to feel that they have influence on the political process. And so people become cynical. How can he talk about our unequal treatment when even a brief read of what our own State Department says about Malaysia: The State Department’s 2014 Country Report on Human Rights in Malaysia—published this year—cited the country in which Obama was speaking for limiting the freedoms of speech and religion and for allowing “Islamic authorities” to enter people’s homes without warrants.
“The most significant human rights problems included government restrictions on freedom of expression - including speech, assembly, association, and media,” said the State Department report on Malaysia.
“Restrictions on freedom of religion were also a significant concern--including bans on religious groups, restrictions on proselytizing, and prohibitions on the freedom to change one’s religion,” said the State Department.
The State Department also noted that Malaysia restricts the rights of women, migrants, gays and workers who want to unionize.
“Other human rights problems included deaths during police apprehension and while in police custody; laws allowing detention without trial; caning as a form of punishment imposed by criminal and sharia courts; official corruption; violence and discrimination against women; discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons; and restrictions on the rights of migrants, including migrant workers, refugees, and victims of human trafficking,” said the State Department. “Longstanding government policies gave preferences to ethnic Malays in many areas. The government restricted union and collective-bargaining activity, and government policies created vulnerabilities and worsened child labor and forced labor problems, especially for migrant workers.”
According to the State Department “Islamic authorities” in Malaysia do not need warrant to enter people’s homes.
“Islamic authorities may enter private premises without a warrant if they deem swift action necessary to catch Muslims suspected of engaging in offenses such as gambling, consumption of alcohol, and sexual relations outside marriage,” says the State Department.
“The government bans membership in unregistered political parties and organizations,” the State Department reports.
One would think our President might be a little more constrained when criticizing the US in a Muslim country like Malaysia.

Don Tate

Published in Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,

The City of Bonita Springs is working with Florida Gulf Coast University to evaluate the City's Comprehensive Plan through a process known as the "Evaluation & Appraisal Report" or E.A.R. We encourage you to participate in this process that only occurs once every ten years and will shape the future of our community.
If you feel your input will be beneficial, please go to the following link and take a few minutes to complete the Bonita Springs Evaluation & Appraisal Report Survey by NOVEMBER 30th and share your thoughts and concerns regarding future growth and development in Bonita Springs.

Warm regards,
Christine A. Ross, CCE, MBA, MS, IOM

Published in Letters To The Editor

New findings just published in the journal the Lancet Infectious Diseases showed that during a routine surveillance of antibiotic resistance in China, scientists discovered a new bacterial genetic resistance mechanism called MCR-1that prevented the drug colistin from killing bacteria. (Colistin is often used as a “last-resort” antibiotic when other antibiotics fail.)...

Published in Technology
Page 9 of 9

Sunbay News Archive

Archive Date Search

« December 2015 »
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31