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Coming false GOP meme: Obama lost Syria
The American news media is waking up to the fact that the tide of war has turned against President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The instrument of this change has been the Nusra Front -- al Qaeda'...
gjohnsit 05/04/2015 3
Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 5
A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 3
Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 12
The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/03/2015 146
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 80
R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
jpmassar 05/02/2015 9
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
From Oakland to Baltimore. Labor & Community Against Police Terror on May Day.
A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
jpmassar 05/01/2015 6
an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
Why Syria needs an earthquake
The earthquake that struck Nepal killed around 6,000 people and displaced nearly half a million. It was a horrible humanitarian crisis that justifiably got the world's attention. If only ...
gjohnsit 05/01/2015 29
Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
House GOP foriegn policy backlash
Three days ago the House Armed Services Committee inserted a controversial provision into an Iraqi aid bill. Republican war-policy writers are demanding that the United States recognize Kurdish ...
gjohnsit 04/30/2015 3
Super El Nino Likely as Huge Warm Water Wave Hits West Coast, Extreme Marine Die Off Developing
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, which reached ...
FishOutofWater 04/30/2015 274
Baltimore: Baseball with no fans
They should just cancel this series and make it up later!! Playing in front of a empty house makes no sense!! - Frank Thomas, HOF For the first time in Major League Baseball history, fans were ...
gjohnsit 04/29/2015 27
Al-Qaeda now stronger than ever thanks to our allies
Remember al-Qaeda? With all the hype about ISIS it's easy to forget that it was al-Qaeda that attacked us, while Daesh never did. If you've forgotten that, you wouldn't be alone. It seems that ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 34
Baltimore. Tweetpics from the Streets.
It's hard to know exactly what's going on. From the storyline the tweets tell, after Freddy Gray's funeral this morning things heated up considerably. Various police transports have been set on ...
jpmassar 04/27/2015 151
Negative interest rates blowback
The insanity of negative interest rates is one of the most under-reported, under-appreciated developments in recent days. For instance, consider this . JPMorgan Chase recently sent a letter to ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 133
A sports-team executive who gets it right
is John Angelos, COO of the Baltimore Orioles, outside whose stadium a protest about the killing of Freddie Gray got out of hand. The words came about as part of a twitter exchange after a comment ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 9
‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language
is the title of this powerful New York Times column by Charles M. Blow . He is reacting in particular to the inflammatory statement by the head of the Baltimore Police Union to the demonstrations ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 21
TPP and Intellectual Property
So here is the beef against China: China uses hackers to steal American tech and pharma research, then makes the products and sells them for much less than the American companies would. And the ...
atana 04/26/2015 14
A Photo from Baltimore.
Photo : If ever a photo should exist to explain how we feel every day, from the moment we arise til we fall asleep. pic.twitter.com/m9hdWJ6TrU — The Real Segun Idowu (@RevrendDoctor) April 26, ...
jpmassar 04/26/2015 94
The most popular candidate in the swing states is...marijuana
Hillary leads all Republican candidates in the important swing states of Ohio, Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania. However, there will be one candidate on the ballot in those states that is far more ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 121
Overcoming the Culture of Fears
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 20
What's that spot on Ceres?
NASA is holding a vote on what you think the bright spots on Ceres may be. Images of Ceres from as far away as the Hubble telescope show a white splotch that everyone assumed would be a crater. ...
atana 04/24/2015 98
Behold! The Flash Crash Mastermind
On May 6, 2010, at 2:45pm the stock market plunged almost 1,000 points in a matter of seconds. It became known as the Flash Crash , and it spooked a lot of retail investors. Well, fear no more!
gjohnsit 04/24/2015 39
Daily Kos comes through again!
Thanks everyone for responding to an urgent need yesterday. One of our own was in trouble and you guys came through...as you so often do. Here is the diary from yesterday that this is in reference ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 04/23/2015 30
Half of all Frackers will be dead this year
The Democrats in the House celebrated Earth Day by proposing a ban fracking on federal land . Texas Republicans celebrated the day by passing a bill to deny communities the ability to restrict ...
gjohnsit 04/23/2015 10
Calling all kossacks - help needed - please rec this
$343 is not that much money...but it is needed by tomorrow. I posted a diary earlier via the Daily Kos Fund Raisers group, but it didn't get much attention and only raised $60 - which I and Fineena ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 04/22/2015 194

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