- Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Iraq: Now and Zen:
- These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook June 23:
- Iraq death toll so far in June is more than 1,000:
The UN human rights team in Iraq reports at least 757 civilians died in Nineveh, Diyala and Salahuddin provinces between 5 and 22 June.
It adds that at least another 318 people were killed during the same time in Baghdad and areas in southern Iraq. [...]
UN spokesman Rupert Colville said the figure "should be viewed very much as a minimum."
- "Open carry" group postpones gun march in mostly black Houston neighborhood. The march in the city's Fifth Ward scheduled originally for this past Sunday was supposedly delayed because one organizer had a conflicting event. Now the group, Open Carry Texas, whose members flaunt their weaponry everywhere they choose.
David Amad, a member of Open Carry Texas, told a blogger at the Houston Press newspaper that the group will use the extra time to communicate with Fifth Ward residents before the food drive is rescheduled.
"If you go marching through the Fifth Ward like a bunch of stuffy old white boys carrying guns and spitting tobacco you'll get a bad response, but if you go in there talking to people like human beings and explain what you're doing, the response will be different," Amad said.
- Dean Baker: The sharing economy and the mystery of the mystery of inequality:
It shouldn't be surprising that a business can makes lots of money if it is exempted from the regulations that apply to its competitors. This is largely the story of Amazon's success. It avoided collecting sales taxes in most states for most of its existence. (The company claimed that its staff was too incompetent to figure out the appropriate tax rates.)
The savings on sales taxes gave Amazon a dividend that has exceeded its cumulative profits since its inception by an order of magnitude. That has allowed the company to grow into one of the planet's largest retailers and made Jeff Bezos one of the richest people in the world.
This is not supposed to happen in a market economy.
- Quite the accomplished life, and some interesting relatives, too:
Margaret A. Payne is survived by her brother Charles T. Payne and wife Melanie; her brother Jon V. Payne and wife Susan and friend Margery Duffey. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Richard Payne, Jon Allen Payne, Stacey Gray, Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro. She was predeceased by her sister Madelyn Payne Dunham and niece Stanley Ann Dunham.
There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
- Ecuador's last uncontacted tribe faces familiar promise of jungle oil.
- Murdoch chief Rebekah Brooks acquitted:
In another dramatic turn in a case that has transfixed Britain, Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper holdings in Britain, was acquitted on Tuesday of phone hacking and of other charges. Andy Coulson, a former tabloid editor and onetime head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty on at least one count.
The verdicts after a week of deliberations by a jury came after lengthy hearings into a scandal at the Murdoch news empire that shook the British police, news media and political elite, and forced the closure of a leading Murdoch-owned Sunday tabloid, The News of the World.
- Senator Rand Paul is courting new demographics and plans to do so by introducing a bill to restore voting rights to the currently 5.85 million people disenfranchised due to prison time for minor drug offenses. A much-needed change. But let's not forget that Rand is also the guy who said President Obama wasn't black enough.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show: MS runoff gets "poll watchers." Any open carriers? GA Gop-er latest to write Islam out of 1st A. Gimmetarians <3 regulating YOU. SYG cop shooting during a no-knock raid. Open Carry TX safety checks? "Adjunctification" of higher ed.
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