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  • Reminder: Live-tweet Today at Secular Invocation 6pm ET

    Divided Under God
    Kevin Davis, Head Writer
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Join us as we unite for a secular government tonight at 6pm Eastern! I’ll be live-tweeting from the Town of Greece meeting and press conference at @DividedUnderGod. Follow #townofgreece to join in the conversation! More details here.Filed under: Church & State, Headlines Tagged: Atheism, Atheist, Christianity, Church and state, Constitutional issues, Establishment Clause, first amendment, freedom of religion, politics, Religion, Religion in politics, secular, Supreme court, Town of Greece, Town of Greece v. Galloway
  • Takes From Silicon Valley East (Blog) – A Year in Review

    Silicon Valley East
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Birthday to our blog! One year has passed since the launch of ThinkSiliconValley.Com, and this blog celebrates our 105th post! With the launch of our business website, we started posting blogs twice a week to Takes From Silicon Valley East and tweeting daily on Twitter. The blog has been a depository of observations about driving industries, CEO interviews, insights into the reshoring of manufacturing, and other topics of interests.
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    Divided Under God

  • Reminder: Live-tweet Today at Secular Invocation 6pm ET

    Kevin Davis, Head Writer
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Join us as we unite for a secular government tonight at 6pm Eastern! I’ll be live-tweeting from the Town of Greece meeting and press conference at @DividedUnderGod. Follow #townofgreece to join in the conversation! More details here.Filed under: Church & State, Headlines Tagged: Atheism, Atheist, Christianity, Church and state, Constitutional issues, Establishment Clause, first amendment, freedom of religion, politics, Religion, Religion in politics, secular, Supreme court, Town of Greece, Town of Greece v. Galloway
  • Atheists Will Be Well Represented in Town of Greece Tuesday

    Kevin Davis, Head Writer
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Photo courtesy Dan Courtney On Tuesday July 15th, the Town of Greece, known recently for the Supreme Court ruling regarding opening prayers at town meetings, will open its meeting with a secular invocation.  The address will be delivered by Dan Courtney of the Atheist Community of Rochester (ACoR), a local group of nonbelievers whose membership has been steadily growing. News of the event has made its way through the Rochester, NY area, all the way into the national spotlight recently.  More media outlets have been picking up the story every day it seems.  As a result, atheist and secular…
  • Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Deemed to Be an ‘Exercise in Silliness’

    Kevin Davis, Head Writer
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Last Monday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would clear the way for the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” to be posted in all PA public schools. One of the few lawmakers to vote “no” on the bill was Democratic Representative Mike O’Brien. Rep. O’Brien warned against supporting legislation that promotes any public religious statement, saying, image courtesy http://www.legis.state.pa.us Our role is not to create a theocracy, but to create a commonwealth that represents all people of all beliefs, and I think that…
  • Todd Starnes Promotes New Book on Fox By Touting Debunked Christian Persecution Case

    Tim Peacock, Contributor
    6 May 2014 | 8:03 am
    (originally posted on Peacock-Panache.com) Appearing on Fox News to promote his new book, Todd Starnes (the man who repeatedly cried Christian persecution wolf to anyone who would listen) touted a debunked theory about anti-Christian persecution on military bases. His book God (B)less America appears to be chock full of these sorts of cases (in addition to a case Starnes has personally worked to manufacture and promote with the assistance of his publisher’s vice president of sales). Right off the bat in the interview – led by none other than far right personality…
  • No One Is Shocked: Greece v. Galloway Decided 5-4 For Jesus

    Kevin Davis, Head Writer
    5 May 2014 | 8:18 am
    Back in October, we published a post entitled Town of Greece v. Galloway Won’t Accomplish Anything Worthwhile.  That assumption was based on SCOTUS focusing narrowly on the case at hand, rather than on state-sponsored prayer altogether.  We argued that SCOTUS may decide that the specific town’s opening prayers need to be spread out among religions more equally, rather than allowing them to be overwhelmingly Christian.  We were right about one thing — that SCOTUS would focus only on the case at hand, rather than the larger issue of prayer at government meetings.
 
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  • Takes From Silicon Valley East (Blog) – A Year in Review

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Birthday to our blog! One year has passed since the launch of ThinkSiliconValley.Com, and this blog celebrates our 105th post! With the launch of our business website, we started posting blogs twice a week to Takes From Silicon Valley East and tweeting daily on Twitter. The blog has been a depository of observations about driving industries, CEO interviews, insights into the reshoring of manufacturing, and other topics of interests.
  • Not Your Grandma’s Chamber of Commerce: Three Things Happening Now in Fremont

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    At the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, we still do things you might expect a Chamber to do. We provide networking and marketing opportunities for our members, we cut ribbons on new businesses, and we regularly get our members involved in regulatory and policy issues that impact the business community. However, the Fremont Chamber does more than the average modern Chamber and a lot more than the Chamber your grandparents may remember. Here are three ways Silicon Valley’s third largest Chamber is differentiating ourselves in 2014
  • Breaking New Ground: Downtown Fremont Officially “On the Rise”

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last Friday, the City of Fremont celebrated the groundbreaking of the Capitol Avenue Extension Project on the corner of Capitol Avenue and State Street. Thanks to a One Bay Area Grant of $5.8 million awarded to our City by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the City is now able to initiate the construction of a vital streetscape element that will connect the new Downtown to two major retail and employment centers as well as transit, with the Fremont BART station located just down the road.
  • Jobs, Transit, Housing, Oh My! Warm Springs/South Fremont Community Plan is Approved

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    For some time you’ve likely been hearing about Warm Springs/South Fremont as a significant regional opportunity for employment-focused, transit-oriented development. (If you haven’t, you should catch up; if you have, then keep reading!) Recently, our close look at the Brookings Institute research on Innovation Districts revealed that Warm Springs clearly fits the bill for an Innovative District and has the potential to be a cutting-edge, national example of how diverse users mix and mingle, resulting in the elusive concept of innovation.
  • Fremont to Double its Publicly Accessible EV Charging Infrastructure

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Fremont ranked high in a recent funding opportunity issued by the California Energy Commission, with both the City of Fremont (under the Bay Area Charge Ahead Project) and the Fremont Chamber of Commerce on the proposed notice of award list for the installation of publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. With only one Level 1, 25 Level 2, and 12 DC fast charging ports currently available to the public in Fremont, these two funding awards will more than double the number of Level 2 stations and increase the total number of publicly accessible EV chargers in Fremont to 72…
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