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This is the hand, the hand that takes.
Here come the planes.
They're American planes. Made in America.
Smoking or non-smoking?
And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom
of night shall stay these couriers from the swift
completion of their appointed rounds.
'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justice is gone, there's always force.
from Laurie Anderson's song "O Superman" 1981
Drop in any timeChocolate Dessert, cookies, sauce, house-made marshmallows
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to say hello.
The Short Life and Lonely Death of Sabrina Seelig
She was given a sedative that put her into a deep sleep, and her wrists were tied to the bed. None of her friends or relatives knew that she was there, and medical records show no measurements of her vital signs for hours that afternoon, suggesting that she was left unattended by the medical staff.[...]
How could a 22-year-old woman die so abruptly?
South America Sees Drug Path to Legalization
Decriminalizing everything from heroin and cocaine to marijuana? The Brazilian and Argentine legislatures think that could be the best way to allow the police to focus on traffickers instead of addicts.
Five Scientific Conclusions About Cannabis That The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You To Know
The government and mainstream media like to push studies touting the purported dangers of marijuana, while ignoring scientific evidence that demonstrates the opposite.
In the Land of Never Was: The Last, Desperate Hours of Climate Chaos Deniers and Capitalist Rah-Rahs
Circumstances change, people change, yet the people of the US cling to an outmoded and ossified view of themselves, their nation, and the world at large… but events keep moving right along. For example, given the degree of danger, and by danger, I mean, global wide, species (including our own) devastation, begot by Industrial Age-engendered Climate Chaos -- we cannot afford to go about business as usual.
Social Security is not headed for disaster
it is headed for bankruptcy and "won't be there" for our younger citizens.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Into the future, Social Security can and will provide wage replacement at about the same level it does now. It does not depend for its resources on an entity that might run out of money, that has no way to raise more, and could go into bankruptcy. The U.S. government has the ability to raise enough revenue to pay out whatever level of Social Security benefits the public wants. In that, Social Security resembles all the other things the government pays for, including the national parks, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department
Govts Boost Nukes While Cutting Aid, Social Services
Last year, the nuclear states spent around 105 billion dollars on their arsenals, according to independent estimates. The share of the United States alone was 61 billion dollars.
Blog Posts of Interest
Artists against Fracking
WHY IS FRACKING DANGEROUS?
FRACKER TRACKER Interactive Map
Black Agenda Report
Fracking is the energy industry's answer to peak oil, catastrophically offloading the increased cost of oil and gas extraction onto farmers, ranchers, humans who drink water, and the environment itself.
The Daily Bucket: Queen Anne's Lace by Melanie in IA
Queen Anne's Lace, showy and delicate at the same time, we see them often when we walk. They grow well in dry areas, in contrast to the cattails I wrote about last.
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