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Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-Ups — Hot Rods?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Azazello 05/26/2015 8
Houston Area Kossacks 5/30 Meetup: Final Call for RSVPs
I hope all of our Houston Area Kossacks are relatively dry after our storm last night! This is just a final reminder about our upcoming meetup, which is scheduled for this Saturday, May 30, at 1:...
Chrislove 05/26/2015 1
Congress's intent on Obamacare is clear, but will the Supreme Court care?
There's ...
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 1
Gaius Publius: “Hillary, TPP, the World of Money, and the Center for American Progress”
[ Diarist's Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to republish their work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. On a related topic, and of ...
bobswern 05/26/2015 103
DoJ "settlement" to be announced today over Cleveland Police brutality
Details of the settlement are expected today, but somehow a cop standing on the hood of a car emptying a magazine through the windshield stands in stark contrast to any sense of justice. Is 600 ...
annieli 05/26/2015 7
OvernightNews Digest: Memorial Day 2015 Edition
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Doctor RJ, rfall, JML9999 and Man Oh ...
maggiejean 05/25/2015 34
Open thread for night owls. On Memorial Day, remember: 'They didn't fall, they were pushed'
Flag-draped caskets on their way back from Iraq to the United States. Ray McGovern writes— Remember This on Memorial ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 47
A Web of Blowback - The US in the ME: Part 1
65 years, >3T dollars, and an unimaginable web of blowback and unintended consequences. This image will be updated with Libya in the future. A primer: This series of diaries is intended to give a ...
thoolie 05/25/2015 3
Car-free and middle-class status
It's now been nearly three months since I owned a working car. My decision to go car-free was part forced by not having a running car and not having the means at the time to afford even another ...
TDDVandy 05/25/2015 97
Swatting on Memorial Day: bored Daesh punks with cellphones
ABC News Videos Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say A Saudi Airlines flight from Saudi Arabia was also escorted to a remote ...
annieli 05/25/2015 7
In case you're an emergency, break my glass.
"Where are we headed?" she said. "To a bar" I said. "a land without feelings or genuine interest In order To reduce the awareness of Our mortality thru sin, vice, and false language in a failed ...
jbou 05/25/2015 15
Russian Waitress educates customer on how to treat a woman.
Because he clearly didn't know. 2 guys are at a bar, the waitress is nearby...waiting. She approaches the man on the further barstool with what appears to be the check and he responds by trying to ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/25/2015 53
Midday open thread: Middle East needs imperialism? Emissions controls to slash coal; Kincannon flips
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The bad intelligence : What you may have missed on ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 18
Hellraisers Journal: Mary R. Alspaugh: "The United Mine Workers of Colorado are starving today."
The capitalist class is always on strike against the working class. -Mary R Alspaugh ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 25, 1915 From ...
JayRaye 05/25/2015 4
History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
Ojibwa 05/25/2015 40
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 51
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 114
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Young people getting shafted on pay; the real first Memorial Day
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes The right’s political correctness : Accommodating right-wing primary voters poses real risks to the party in next year’s elections. Its candidates’
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 50
Falafel-Safe: gaming the Sunni/Shia nukes c/Israel as variable
A neoconservative hypothetical: What if Mecca and Karbala are nuked by their respective fundamentalists, noting that Israel could be a variable in this tip-for-tap exchange. Sidney Lumet and ...
annieli 05/25/2015 16
Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 71
Aussie cops raid stoner's home, post his to-do list on twitter.
found on CNN Essentially, the police raided - actually raid is too strong: they executed a search warrant with no report of theatrics - this man's house and found this and posted it. It was ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/24/2015 23
Not The Evening Blues Sunday Edition
Not the Evening Blues yet again. This is going to be a bass sampler and I'll probably be doing dinner when it first postsor soon after. Nonetheless, but there's a hole to plug here. Yep, BASS, ...
enhydra lutris 05/24/2015 44
Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 174
Is ISIS Disintegrating ???
Word out of Iraq from yesterday is quite different the what I see in the morning war coverage out of MSM/corporate media. -- Over in Iraq the coalition has set up two large-scale victories in the ...
waterstreet2008 05/24/2015 116
In Regards to Conservatives Fierce Defense of Child Rape
Conservatives heard about Josh Duggar raping at least 5 of his very young sisters. They heard about how his parents knew, tried to cover it all up, and sickeningly allowed it to continue for an ...
SemDem 05/24/2015 174
What is the difference between Israel and the USA?
What is the difference between Israel and the USA? Israel violates international law and gets its biggest advocate and protector to stand by its side during international review and debate over ...
ChloeMS 05/24/2015 19
Hellraisers Journal: Labor Editor of Chicago Denounces Upcoming Convention of Industrial Unionists
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/24/2015 8
Ancient Europe: Solutrean
Prehistory refers to the past for which there is no written history, which means that the primary information comes from the findings of archaeology. One of the periods of European prehistory is the ...
Ojibwa 05/24/2015 25
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, LA & Glacier Park Meet — Have You Ever Been to Ireland?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/24/2015 121
Filastin: Soldier pays the price for criticizing the Israel army
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 05/24/2015 8
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 514
burning flags is never about the flags, it's about the right to burn flags (even confederate ones)
At an iconoclastic level of understanding, burning an politically invalid piece of cloth seems slightly pyromaniac, and even reactionary or provocative, and as art perhaps slightly more creative, ...
annieli 05/24/2015 29
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/23/2015: The Stag Cook Book
Chrislove 05/23/2015 86
This week at progressive state blogs: Gov. Kasich plays the suckers; Gov. Bryant writes a dumb op-ed
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
Meteor Blades 05/23/2015 9
Not the Evening Blues
No particular theme, and I'll be doing dinner when it first posts, but there's a hole to plug here. I had started gathering stuff when Johnny said it was off, so I'll just throw some stuff out here. ...
enhydra lutris 05/23/2015 40
at what moment, if you are armed, must you shoot back?
Life does occasionally have existential moments of decision-making, Odds are in the above case, some of the bullets were meant for either of two targets. Was the stopped car at that moment, a ...
annieli 05/23/2015 20
Hellraisers Journal: Joe Hill is "a true soldier in the army of labor," ready to die for the cause.
He's in their dungeon, dark and grim; He stood by us, we'll stand by him! -Ralph Chaplin ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday May 23, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/23/2015 8
The Economist: "Caliphate Strikes Back." The Coalition corrects Iraq map, surrounds Mosul
The Economist tries to get it right. The center of Ramadi is indeed under ISIS control. That's "ISIS" as an acronym for Islamic State Is Shxt. What matters most in Iraq goes to three things: --
waterstreet2008 05/22/2015 27
Hellraisers Journal: Clarence Darrow Testifies Before the Commission on Industrial Relations
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 05/22/2015 4
Obama: "20 years from now... If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it's my name on this".
Obama granted a major interview to Jeffrey Goldberg to cover Iran, Israel/Palestine and ISIS. It was published in the Atlantic on Thursday and is well worth a read. I've highlighted sections I found ...
subir 05/22/2015 9
Hellraisers Journal: Socialist Preachers Forced to Stifle Themselves For Fear of Landlord's Ire.
Definition of Socialism from the Socialist Party of Oklahoma: Collective ownership and democratic management of things collectively used and private ownership of things privately used. ```````````
JayRaye 05/21/2015 3
Hellraisers Journal: Fifty Striking Chicago School Children Supporting Teamsters Arrested and Jailed
If they want to fight, let them come on. We will call out every member of our union rather than give up. -Teamster President Cornelius Shea `````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/20/2015 3
Israel "suspends" segregation on buses after global uproar calling it apartheid
Earlier today, the Israeli press reported that Palestinian and Israeli passengers on buses to the West Bank would be segregated as part of a "three month trial" starting today. The proposal had been ...
subir 05/20/2015 95
29 shots, 2 dead, No Charges: The West Bank, Ferguson and Obama's call for Community Policing.
A blogger who goes by the name "John Brown" writes at +972mag, often with righteous fury. Over the past few months, he's teamed up with Noam Rotem to research incidents where Palestinian civilians ...
subir 05/19/2015 4
The 2015 Ramadi Government Center attack. What is going on over there?
In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and ...
waterstreet2008 05/19/2015 51
Hellraisers Journal: Mrs. Wells-Barnett Speaks at Chicago Meeting, Protests Race Prejudice in Strike
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 05/19/2015 3
Forbidden Love: Madonna Posts Controversial Photo
Madonna is fond of controversy, and she knows how to stir it up pretty well. Now, the "material girl" has posted a photo of a (presumably) gay Jewish man and a gay Muslim man about to kiss on ...
librarisingnsf 05/18/2015 162
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
Isis
With the fall of Rahmadi and Baghdad being threatened could the U.S be faced with the possibility of ISIS becoming a nation? What would that look like? Can the U.S. stop ISIS? Should we stop it? ...
prwsag52 05/18/2015 5
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones: That which is Nature's should be given to all Nature's Children.
The newspapers were hammering me, and the priests and the ministers were hammering me, but I am alive yet, I am still here, hammering them. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/18/2015 4
#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
John Crapper 05/18/2015 51
What we know now about Iraq we knew back then, too
Seeking to avoid the multi-day saga that Jeb Bush endured ...
Hunter 05/18/2015 145
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones warns: a nation that crushes her producers goes over the breakers.
I don't want any mercy from any court, I don't do anything but what is my duty to do as a citizen of this nation, and I don't ask you for mercy. I am asking for justice, and not mercy, and I ...
JayRaye 05/17/2015 14
Sorry, Jeb. Your brother did create ISIS
Jon Perr 05/17/2015 139
Filastin: Despite literal "smoking gun", settlers cleared of charges for shooting
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 05/17/2015 2
The New Israeli Government: A Cornucopia of Right-Wing Bigots
Make no mistake, this is not the government Bibi Netanyahu would have wanted. He is much more comfortable with a right of center government where he can put a pretty face on the apartheid/colonial ...
Warren2016 05/17/2015 12
Thirteen Things I Learned in Iran
[This piece originally appeared at Huffington Post .] Istanbul, Turkey - I just experienced the blessing of visiting Iran for the first time. Here are some things I learned. 1. If you are visiting ...
Robert Naiman 05/16/2015 129
Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
Libby Shaw 05/16/2015 20
Hellraisers Journal: Tears stream from the eyes of Mother Jones as she tells of industrial horrors.
I reside wherever there is a good fight against wrong-all over the country. Wherever the workers are fighting the robbers I go there. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/16/2015 7
I don’t care about Bill Cosby
And while I’m at it, I don’t care about George Zimmerman, either – about his day in court, about his encounters with law enforcement, about his failed relationships.
alyceejl 05/15/2015 20
Hellraisers Journal: John Reed and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Take On the Preacher Billy Sunday
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 05/15/2015 5
Logic?
Just a tiny question: If someone is against spending more money to help Israelis and that makes him anti-Israel, then what do we call Republicans who are against spending money to help American ...
boguseconomist 05/15/2015 5
Hillary & Establishment Groupthink Are Consistently WRONG
Mainstream thinking, not just Republican thinking, is consistently wrong. Justification and support for the Iraq War? WRONG. Catastrophically wrong. Multi-generational even. Centennial even. An ...
Words In Action 05/15/2015 146
Israel's Justice Minister admires Ayn Rand, wants BDS to be illegal but led boycott of Palestinians
There are a lot of stories on Ayelet Shaked, the newly appointed Justice Minister of Israel and about Netanyahu's new government. I expect her appointment will have a significant impact on the ...
subir 05/15/2015 41
Lesson #0 From Gaza Soldier Testimonies: WHERE'S THE WAR ???
Last week, the Israeli dissident organization "Shovrim Shtika" (Hebrew) , or "Breaking the Silence" (English) , has released a booklet with 111 soldier testimonies from last summer's war on Gaza. ...
Assaf 05/15/2015 7
Hellraisers Journal: Big Bill Haywood, "I am a partisan of the workers."
I am speaking for the working class, and I am a partisan of the workers. -Big Bill Haywood ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday May 14, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/14/2015 7
The victims are the ones at fault according to IDF
I thought I could no longer be surprised in IP. I was wrong. The New York Times wrote this morning about Hezbollah and Lebanese civilians . Owing to fair use limits, I note that the earlier parts ...
Christy1947 05/13/2015 23
Hellraisers Journal: Big Bill Haywood, Sec-Trea of IWW, Testifies Before the Walsh Commission
The Industrial Workers of the World is socialism with its working clothes on. -Big Bill Haywood ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Thursday May 13,
JayRaye 05/13/2015 8
BREAKING: Vatican Recognizing Palestinian State (OR: Pope Flips Off Bibi)
I'm not much for organized religion for a whole host of reasons (starting with anti-feminist, anti-gay stuff). But, hell (ooopppssss, better not say that either), this is pretty cool.
Tasini 05/13/2015 163
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones, Clarence Darrow & Bill Haywood to Come Before Walsh Commission
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/12/2015 9
Israeli MP Who Called for Genocide Against Palestinians Appointed Justice Minister
If there was any question over how far right Israel has drifted those are now answered. Ayelet Shaked has been appointed justice minister . You may or may not remember her from her comments in a ...
AoT 05/12/2015 16

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