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  • This Is What Happens When You Only Visit Right Wing Sites

    Divided Under God
    Kevin Davis
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    When you get your “news” from right-wing websites like CNS News, you tend to have a misinformed view of reality.  CNS News stands for Cybercast News Service and claims all over its website to be impartial, despite the former name it was founded as — Conservative News Service. Case in point, I came across this tweet from Tom Cosner (@GeoCals), a self-proclaimed “Child of God,” according to his Twitter profile.  In it, he links to a CNS article claiming FFRF’s complaint against a nativity scene on government property backfired.  Actually, they were…
  • “Cleantech Comeback” Conversation Reaffirms Fremont’s Enduring Strategy

    Silicon Valley East
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Lindsey Gilpin recently posted her article, “10 Reasons Why Cleantech Made a Comeback in 2014,” on Tech Republic, it was tough for us not to say, “I told you so!” Through the ups and (more recent deep dives) downs, Fremont has steadfastly pursued a robust strategy around attracting and supporting clean technology companies, citing that these industries collectively make up our highest prospect for growth. And sure enough, several of the reasons Gilpin lists in her piece are on full display here. We think it is worth reflecting on the topics where Fremont was in the headlines…
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    Divided Under God

  • This Is What Happens When You Only Visit Right Wing Sites

    Kevin Davis
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    When you get your “news” from right-wing websites like CNS News, you tend to have a misinformed view of reality.  CNS News stands for Cybercast News Service and claims all over its website to be impartial, despite the former name it was founded as — Conservative News Service. Case in point, I came across this tweet from Tom Cosner (@GeoCals), a self-proclaimed “Child of God,” according to his Twitter profile.  In it, he links to a CNS article claiming FFRF’s complaint against a nativity scene on government property backfired.  Actually, they were…
  • Apparently God Delivers Lost Items in Toilets Now

    Kevin Davis
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    This is the kind of stuff that irritates me to the core.  Attributing little things like this to divine intervention seems harmless enough, but if we dig a little deeper, a larger problem surfaces.  Allow me to give a little background here. Sometime around 2002, a woman from Tennessee named Juanita Dye noticed her husband of 52 years was not wearing his wedding ring.  It was lost.  Two years after that, Juanita’s husband, Norman, passed away.  Suddenly last month, a good 12 years after losing it, the ring was discovered in the bottom of their toilet.  While a critical thinker…
  • A Holiday Gift to Misunderstood Atheists

    Kevin Davis
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    As most of my readers know, I published a book this year, titled Understanding an Atheist: A Practical Guide to Relating to Nonbelievers.  I wrote the book not to be showered with riches (any author would be crazy to think that’s going to happen), but instead, I wrote the book to help atheists who confront conflict within their circle of family and friends.  The book is intended for the religious who have trouble accepting their nonreligious loved ones, whether internally or with outward conflict.  It answers a lot of questions the religious might have for nonbelievers but were…
  • Rick Santorum Shows Us Again How Historically Illiterate He Is

    Kevin Davis
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Photographer: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images On Monday, a conference call with Rick Santorum was released via YouTube by STAND, a right-wing conservative organization run by E.W. Jackson, a Virginia minister who has of course dabbled in politics.  STAND is an acronym for “Staying True to America’s National Destiny,” which is quite obviously all Jackson could come up with after already picking the name STAND.  And I’m sure he thinks it’s catchy as hell.  Besides, you know they mean business when they actually hyphenate “between” as…
  • A Call to Action from an Openly Secular Parent

    Jessica Dapson, Contributor
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Image courtesy openlysecular.org I’m an atheist and a supporter of the secular movement here in America.  I’m also a mother of two children and homemaker to a humanist household.  I spend my days changing my baby’s diapers and watching Sesame Street, while trying to make time to read through the latest books as I maintain an orderly home.  And when it comes to raising my children, keeping God out of the picture is key.  There’s a saying synonymous with parenting that goes, “If I don’t expose my child to the lessons of God, then no one will.”…
 
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  • “Cleantech Comeback” Conversation Reaffirms Fremont’s Enduring Strategy

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Lindsey Gilpin recently posted her article, “10 Reasons Why Cleantech Made a Comeback in 2014,” on Tech Republic, it was tough for us not to say, “I told you so!” Through the ups and (more recent deep dives) downs, Fremont has steadfastly pursued a robust strategy around attracting and supporting clean technology companies, citing that these industries collectively make up our highest prospect for growth. And sure enough, several of the reasons Gilpin lists in her piece are on full display here. We think it is worth reflecting on the topics where Fremont was in the headlines…
  • Spotlight on the Hardware Revolution: Tindie Provides 21st Century Platform for “Makers”

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Fremont’s niche within the Bay Area economy lands squarely on hardware, so over the coming months we will be exploring the hardware comeback that is unfolding in real time. We begin at the intersection of software and hardware with Tindie — an online portal where makers (or indie hardware enthusiasts) can sell their products. We recently met up with Tindie Founder and CEO Emile Petrone and asked him to tell us what Tindie is up to.
  • How the Mission Valley Regional Occupation Program Helps Prepare Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

    2 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    We recently visited the Mission Valley Regional Occupation Program campus in Fremont to understand how the ROP partners with local companies. James Briano and Jim Omlid gave us the full tour and explained the mission of the ROP and why we should care about it. They stressed that
  • Charting Our Own Path

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    At this year’s WEST (Water, Energy, Smart Technologies) Summit, an event created by Sustainable Silicon Valley last week in Palo Alto. The keynote speaker, Rex Parris, Mayor of the City of Lancaster, California, challenged attendees to combat the effects of climate change by taking action. Mayor Parris used his southern, gentle but serious, style to persuade the City of Lancaster, a community outside of Los Angeles to generate solar power on every roof top.
  • Greening Your Business: Fremont’s Green Business Heroes Share Their Insights

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Greening your business often relates to increasing revenues. But, in this case we’re focused on how companies are incorporating sustainable operational practices. Last month, eight Fremont businesses were recognized by the City Council for their commitment to the environment and the community by earning a Bay Area Green Business Certification.
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