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|Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 5.25.15 — Garden Paths
|Who Would You Be Now, If You'd Lived?
|Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes the unofficial beginning of summer as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff takes a look behind the scenes at the deal struck between Houston's ...
|So You Want To Control Global Population? Easy.
|Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/25/2015||113|
|KosAbility: Taking a Step Back
I need to let y'all know that I've got some personal stuff occurring right now and coming up that, over the next couple or three months, is going to require a great deal of my time and small stores ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: May 24
New Views We are fortunate to live on a hill with nice views close and distant. The views change from season to season as trees leaf out and the become bare, but most of our trees are ...
|KosAbility: Pain 101
Our experience with pain is very personal in our journey through life. It can have an effect our physical disorders, emotions, social interaction and personal economics. This diary will focus on ...
|Situation Becomes Desperate in Kansas Mental Health Hospitals
The situation with Kansas mental health care providers has continued to grow more problematic. Over the last four years, I've written about continued cuts , Staffing Shortfalls , as well as concerns ...
|Who are more Dangerous: Fleeing Suspects or the Police Officers who Kill them?
Americans used to have rights. Primarily the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Also we supposedly have the the right to be "secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of ...
|Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent ...
|The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/24/2015||507|
|Welcome To The United States Of America Please Pick Your Hangun Up After Passport Control
Dear Members We have heard some comments that some foreigners are worried about visiting our sacred shores, we would like to encourage them to visit the only truly exceptional country on the planet.
|This Week in the War on Women - May 23, 2015
By Christine Gutierrez-Boswell It has been awhile since I have authored a column here. Fortunately, the news never gets less interesting, and unfortunately gets worse for women. The top news ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/23/2015: The Stag Cook Book||Chrislove||05/23/2015||86|
|Texas Republicans Deny Minimum Wage Increase to Millions
Texas’ House Joint Resolution 26, which would have allowed for a state-wide referendum on increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10, was defeated by Republicans in the Texas House on May 14, 2015.
|Update: Photos from Portland, OR Celebration! Today, we gather to Celebrate our Cedwyn
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- -Lewis Carrol, The Walrus and The Carpenter The time has come to talk ...
|Not Everything is Bigger in Texas
Example: Itty Bitty Crowd Attending Commencement Speech by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) Last Saturday, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott rose to give the commencement address to the Spring, 2015 ...
|High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality
Many, many police officers and their supporters are going ape shit very upset at a group of student artists at Westfield High School in New Jersey for daring ...
|Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
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|Brelo Verdict In: Not Guilty (Updated w/Link to Verdict)
Judge O'Donnell just announced his verdict in the Michael Brelo trial. Not Guilty. Judge O'Donnell also accepted as proved Brelo's claims of justification regarding the lesser included offenses. ...
|Why Secularism Is The Evangelists Staunchest Protector [From Themselves]
We hear over and over from the evangelical right how secularism is destroying America and oppressing their religious expression. They seem to be unable to distinguish between secularism and certain ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing, May 22, 2015: Remembering Gallery K
I used to live in Washington, DC -- it seems a couple lifetimes ago, now. Washington can be pretty boring because so many people are rather full of themselves. And I worked with lots of lawyers, ...
|Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
|Using cars is 6 times more expensive than using bikes—to you and to everyone else
Frugal A study by researchers at Lund University and University of Queensland applied Copenhagen's cost-benefit analysis to determine whether or not new ...
|New York public libraries are calling in a billion-dollar fine on New York City
The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Public Library are asking for more than $1 billion for all of the general infrastructural repairs that have been neglected by ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
|Howdy Texas! Political News and Information that no Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn't need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear ...
|Man and dog—researchers say we've been besties far longer than previously thought
Scientists looking into the genome from an ancient lower jaw bone of an at least 27,000 years old Taimyr wolf believe that it represents the most recent, common ancestor ...
|Texas makes money by prosecuting truancy twice as much as all other states combined
It is so much quieter in school when no one's there. Texas appleseed released a report on Texas's truancy policy ...
|Polar bears, penguins and pie charts...
have got to go. As a communications strategy they are swiftly diminishing in utility. Which is a polite way of saying - they're no longer working! I recently read that over the past 6 or 7 years, ...
|KosAbility Schedule Update
May 24 Pain 101 - studentofearth May 31 - open June 7 - Open Thread Potluck: Your favorite summer food, and possibly sharing the recipe for it. All other June dates are ...
|Lobbying: The Global Toxic Effect
Firstly let me state that I am all for personal lobbying I regard it as an essential democratic right. However being a commie socialist nazi I do not think corporations are "people too, my friend" ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/21/15: Outlander
Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share part of the evening around a virtual kitchen table with kossacks who are caring and supportive of one another. So bring ...
|Pam from Calif||05/21/2015||39|
|Hall of Famer Bobby Bell graduates college at 74-years-young
In 1963, Bobby Bell left the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to pursue what ended up being a Hall of Fame career in the NFL. One week ago today, on May 14th, an older and wiser Bobby Bell ...
|Early research shows promise in treating Down syndrome and similar disorders using cancer drugs
Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most prevalent ...
|Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
|Congressman laughs, can't believe sheriff says marijuana same as coke, meth and heroin
Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen has a diary here at Daily Kos. He has been an outspoken ...
|Worms and other creepy-crawlers may be our best climate change fighters
Fighting climate change. Frightened of 6-year-olds. A new study led by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has been released . In it researchers studied the effects of ...
|Walmart's leaked anti-union video is crazy
Look, I used to be an actor in a union job A Walmart anti-union video leaked onto the internet yesterday. It's been pulled down from YouTube. UPDATE: It's back up! Walmart has had problems with ...
|Duke professor writes wildly racist comment on NY Times Baltimore editorial, says he isn't a racist
Duke University professor of political science Jerry Hough wrote a long-winded and wildly racist comment on a New York Times editorial piece about the Baltimore riots two Sundays ago. It stirred ...
|The future of wind power may not have blades at all
Wired put together a very interesting piece on the renewable energy company Vortex . They are now field testing bladeless wind energy turbines.
|Conrad Hilton wanted for 100MPH affluenza chase with cops—still a menace to society
The house that Conrad's great grandfather built Conrad Hilton, who you might remember for being a terribly spoiled and unhappy jerk of a person , is ...
|Has Shakespeare's portrait finally been discovered?
This may be William Shakespeare at age 33 Botanist and historian Mark Griffiths, along with emeritus fellow Edward Wilson, claim to have discovered the only known portrait ...
|When President Obama is given the only umbrella...
Being the president of the United States is a larger-than-life job. There have only been so many in the history of the world. It is hard to imagine how busy the job is, how many things a president ...
|Israeli Soldiers Reveal the Horrors of Gaza in 'Breaking the Silence' Report
Originally published in Tikkun Daily A major in Israel's infantry, who fought in the Northern Gaza Strip during Israel's assault in the summer of 2014, talks of devastation. He talks of endless ...
|David Harris Gershon||05/18/2015||83|
|Professor believes he is close to having an HIV vaccine
Professor Phil Berman UC Santa Cruz Professor Phil Berman has been trying to develop a vaccine for HIV for the past 30 years. He believes that he and his team have ...
|Maryland governor says no to $11.6 mil for education and yes to $30 mil for children's prison
It would be irresponsible to not spend money on the prisons we want to send our children to Governor Larry Hogan made the tough choice to use the $68 million ...
|Bill O'Reilly's daughter says he choked and dragged ex-wife down stairs
He's an asshole Bill O'Reilly is a terrible, dumb, vicious, hypocrite. Now you might add wife-beater to that litany of the obscenities that come to mind when O'Reilly crosses your radar. Gawker ...
|Wyoming can now put you in jail for sharing nature photos with the government
This shot is actually illegal to take according to new bill. You can face a $5000.00 fine and up to a year in prison if you share your nature photography with the government, according to a new ...
|Why I Would Like To Thank Royal Dutch Shell
Perverse as it may seem A stark counterpoint to Van Beurden’s speech comes from a 2013 Shell New Lens Scenario planning document which suggests industry talk of lowering global carbon dioxide (...
|President Barack Obama has a Twitter account—right now
President Barack Obama launched his Twitter account today. Twitter has been around since 2006 and President Barack Obama will be the first sitting president with an active Twitter account.
|Potential breakthrough in treatment for cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis affects around 30,000 children and adults in the United States and more than twice that number worldwide. The genetic disease greatly limits the life expectancy of the people ...
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