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All That and a Bag of Mail: Tennessee Dumpster Fire Edition

So we'll let Alabama go out there and deploy the Clay Travis dumptruck of cash theory while Tennessee tries to hire a new coach with some spare Pilot gas cards and a couple of Calhoun's gift certificates. At some point you'd think someone in UT athletics ...

AL East 2015 preview: Red Sox, Blue Jays contenders in wide-open division

Along with Clay Buchholz and Joe Kelly ...
Worst case: They pull off the Red Sox first-to-worst fall, 2015 style. AL East top rookie: Dalton Pompey

5 Behind-The-Scenes Stories About 'The Wire,' As Told By Sen. Clay Davis

"I just said, 'Tell them I'm busy in Alabama and I've got some other stuff to do.' But I finally okayed it and went to Baltimore and David Simon just kind of explained to me what he had in mind. I was glad I did, because otherwise Senator Clay Davis came ...

VIDEO: Alabama MVP Kristian Hudson of Clay-Chalkville

VIDEO: Alabama MVP Kristian Hudson of Clay-Chalkville Clay-Chalkville's Kristian Hudson was Alabama's most valuable player in Friday's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic girls game at the Acadome. Check out this story on http ...

Alabama 93, Mississippi 87: Clay-Chalkville’s Kristian Hudson scores 24 points in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic girls game

Alabama girls all-star coach Donnie Roberts developed a simple gameplan for Friday’s Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic: Win the rebounding battle and limit Mississippi’s transition baskets. “That’ll win 99 percent of the time,” said Roberts ...

Alabama 93, Mississippi 87: Alabama wins rebounding, wins Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic girls game

Kristian Hudson, from Clay-Chalkville, led all scorers with 24 points and earned the Alabama MVP award. Hoover's Jada Smith and Huntsville's Shaquera Wade added 15 points apiece, and Lee-Huntsville's Salina Virola had 14. Jazzmun Holmes led Mississippi ...

Clay-Chalkville WR Nico Collins had Alabama and Auburn offers before his 16th birthday

"This has all been just unreal," Nico Collins said. "I am just working hard trying to be the best player I can." Clay-Chalkville sophomore receiver Nico Collins turned 16 today. When he blows out his cake, it would be wise if he took a moment to appreciate ...

Red Clay Brewing Company taps its way into Opelika

Red Clay Brewing Company has 12 taps to fill. The co-founders carefully chose names for their beers based on different locations around Alabama and the surrounding Southeast. “Actually, my wife created a list of unique names pertaining to Alabama ...

Commission dismisses charges against Clay councilwoman

CLAY — An Alabama Ethics Commission investigation has dismissed all charges against Clay City Councilwoman Becky Johnson. In October 2014, a Clay resident filed a complaint against Johnson regarding three contracts that were awarded to her husband’s ...

John Bicknell: What Scott Walker could learn from Henry Clay

Just over two months later, after negative Southern reaction to the Raleigh Letter, Clay wrote what came to be known as the First Alabama Letter, in which he wrote that “Personally I could have no objection to the annexation of Texas, but I certainly ...

Starting an #Indian street #food tour with #lassi served in clay cups. Starting an #Indian street #food tour with #lassi served in clay cups. — India Food Tour (@IndiaFoodTour) March 28, 2015

in the here and now

Transitioning. That seems to be the word to describe this season of my life, or at least how I’ve come to view it. I’m a twenty-something-year-old recent college grad, transitioning from the life of a…

VormVrij unveils a lineup of clay-based 3D printers

This large 3D clay printer is ideal for potters, digital artists and Makers. Plastics, metals, woods and even chocolates are among some of the materials currently being used by 3D printers today. Wh…

#Wednesday in #Studio – #MakingArt with #Meaning

Happy Youth Art Month: Art Terms 101: Daguerreotype is an early form of photography that uses chemicals to produce the image. How easily do you try and fail and QUIT? https://s-media-cache-ak0 .pinimg.…

Partial human skull found in Clay County; it could be decades old

A partial human skull found in Clay County could be decades old, Kentucky State Police said Tuesday.Click to Continue »

#Tuesday in #ArtDay in the #Studio. #BasRelief and #SocialCommentary and #FACES

Happy Youth Art Month: Art Terms 101: Chiarocsuro is an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. How easily do you try and f…

Clay Blaker – Still Rockin’ – EP (2015)

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Andrew Dice Clay Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Gets Showtime Series Order

In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed Dice, a single-camera scripted comedy starring controversial actor-comedian Andrew Dice Clay, with a six-episode straight-to-series order. Created and w…

I TRIED to do my own hooks in clay...

Good Afternoon, my friends! I have a project to share with you today. If you read my last post about my trip to Walmart to get yarny stuff, then you will be familiar with what I am about to tell you. …

How to Make Abstract Sculpture in Clay; working solid and hollowing out.

Making Abstract Sculpture can feel very elusive; where to start, when to stop? This post aims to de-mystify the process and give you an ideal technique that will allow you to go with your flow to make…


In CLAY ALABAMA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


The Guardian and a warning to CLAY ALABAMA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Victms of discrimination in CLAY ALABAMA

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011),; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011),

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities,

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC),, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB),, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.



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