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  •  You wanna learn something about Inaugurations? (4+ / 0-)
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    OLinda, annieli, PSzymeczek, JML9999

    Tune in tomorrow @ 6:30 PM and read my Gulf Watchers Block & games with a tad bit of history.

  •  Thom Hartmann vs. the 2nd Amendment (2+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek, msmacgyver

    Any love, hate, or indifference to Thom Hartmann's claim that the Second Amendment exists so that well regulated southern militias could protect slavery against the US military?

    I haven't seen any Kossacks writing about it or linking to it, so I'm wondering if it even passes the smell test....

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:14:58 PM PST

  •  I am going to try to have a little piece (5+ / 0-)

    on why wingnuts must force their dimwitted, morally-stunted values on everybody else and how that relates from everything to anti-education to anti-science to wife-stalking and the war on women.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:15:52 PM PST

    •  You mean there's a connection? (3+ / 0-)
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      JML9999, annieli, Stude Dude

      Who knew?

      "This is NOT what I thought I'd be when I grew up."

      by itzik shpitzik on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:24:45 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Here's something I just came across (1+ / 0-)
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      xxdr zombiexx

      and wanted to post somewhere remotely close to the topic:

      5/2/11: If all goes as expected in Pittsburgh today, American Conservative Union President David Keene will be elected president of the National Rifle Association at the organization's board of directors meeting.

      One person who presumably will not be attending the event is Keene's son, David Michael Keene, who according to news reports and trial documents was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 2002 road-rage incident in which he fired a handgun from his moving vehicle at another car on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:34:55 PM PST

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  •  Mexico Pork Cloud!!! (1+ / 0-)
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    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ “If someone has a tool and is trying to negate your existence it would be reasonable to reciprocate in kind with your own tool.” - Dalai Lama XIV (sic)

    by annieli on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:17:37 PM PST

  •  Archie Shepp (2+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, annieli

    "This is NOT what I thought I'd be when I grew up."

    by itzik shpitzik on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:23:39 PM PST

  •  "Was going to take part in the Nat'l Gun... " (3+ / 0-)
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    annieli, msmacgyver, JeffW

    A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Netroots Radio podcasts of The After Show with Wink & Justice can be found on Stitcher

    by justiceputnam on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:27:55 PM PST

  •  Hope Billmon becomes a regular again (1+ / 0-)
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    Gosh, I've missed his posts and the old Whiskey Bar. It's been great to catch his wit, irony, and appreciation for the absurd here over the past few months.

    Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

    by coral on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:07:41 PM PST

  •  decided to offer a couple of posts on guns (0+ / 0-)

    starting with Just so you know what we are dealing with in which point at a site advertising high capacity (60 and 100 round) magazines for things like AR-15s

    You too can legally be prepared to take out a police force for less than $5,300 in which I googled to get the costs for not only the magazines but the firearm and the appropriate ammunition.

    What is legal is crazy.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:10:54 PM PST

  •  I'm a little irritated by these (0+ / 0-)

    "second Obama inaugural not as good as the first one."

    Well, yes. I'm sure that's true of any second inaugural. It's always more exciting to have a new president, especially one who makes history, as Obama did in 2009.

    Even though, I'm glad he won, it's just less exciting when the inaugural is celebrating the president remaining president.

    That would be true if Obama had won by 10% and unemployment was at 3%.

  •  Found this- (1+ / 0-)
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    How can Linda and Pete Peterson ...
    [ reports]
    "According to a review of tax documents from 2007 through 2011, Peterson has personally contributed at least $458 million to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to cast Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and government spending as in a state of crisis, in desperate need of dramatic cuts."
    That seems a real problem...spending of almost half a billion dollars by one man to spread propaganda.

    -- We are just regular people informed on issues

    by mike101 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:18:54 PM PST

  •  sidebar: (0+ / 0-)

    "Rocra" victims

    A long-running Cyber espionage malware campaign aimed at governments in Eastern Europe, Russia, and central Asia has infiltrated computer systems, mobile devices and network equipment in the regions, according to cyber security provider Kaspersky.

    In a report issued on Jan. 14, Kaspersky Labs said its researchers found malware that targeted diplomatic, governmental and scientific research organizations, and gathered data and intelligence from a number of sources.

    Kaspersky said its researchers spent several months analyzing the malware, which it also found present in Western Europe and North America.

    The malware campaign, which Kaspersky dubbed "Rocra", short for "Red October," is still active with data being sent to multiple command-and-control servers, said the company.

    The malware, it said, operates through a complex configuration rivaling the infrastructure of the Flame malware. Registration data used for the purchase of  domain names and timestamps, said the company, suggest the attacks date as far back as May 2007.

    The attackers have focused on diplomatic and governmental agencies of various countries across the world and information harvested from infected networks is reused in later attacks, according to the company. Stolen credentials were compiled in a list and used when the attackers needed to guess passwords and network credentials in other locations, it said. To control the network of infected machines, Kaspersky analysts said the attackers created more than 60 domain names and several server hosting locations primarily in Germany and Russia. The control infrastructure is a chain of servers working as proxies and hiding the location of the true -mothership- command and control server, they said.

    Goldman Sachs's CEO got a 75 % raise this year. Lloyd Blankfein made $21 million last year, a $2 million salary and a $19 million bonus, that includes $5.6 million in cash.

    by anyname on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:58:01 PM PST

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