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food riots and food price volatility
Ultimately is it about prices indices or actual food, making it a more interesting signalling and modeling event - more about the riots and not actually about the food or that famine has already ...
annieli 05/23/2015 3
Cracking Walnuts Under The Pile Driver In The Junkyard
The following is from a dream I just had. So let's remember, I'm talking about perceptions that came to me in a dream. A dream, Okay?
nicolemaschke 05/22/2015 2
In the wake of local police militarization, does the US need a (more) national police force
Like a National ID card , some items common to other Western democracies seem problematic to American exceptionalists, but given the rise in regional and local police violence against unarmed ...
annieli 05/22/2015 8
after 6 years, President Obama now has Twitter account & draws the usual haters
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Like idiots with twitter accounts think they can't be tracked ...
annieli 05/22/2015 6
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
Fire the Liar? Rahm's schools CEO claims residency in two states
In October 2012, the Chicago Board of Education voted to hire Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the school system's "Chief Executive Officer" following the dumping of Jean-Claude Brizard. The ...
Hyde Park Johnny 05/22/2015 9
When is a police dog a canary in a coal mine?
When marijuana starts getting relegalized. Pot Legalization Casualties: Oregon Drug Dogs Get the Pink Slip As Oregon prepares for the advent of legal marijuana beginning July 1, there are already ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/22/2015 19
Rasmussen biases polling on bias
Perhaps Rasmussen should ask its sample respondents whether they think the poll they're answering has a bias as well.
annieli 05/22/2015 9
For those who believe in the social benefits of oil spills
Who bears the costs of oil spills aside from the environment? Like the taxpayers who ...
annieli 05/21/2015 9
HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
poopdogcomedy 05/21/2015 3
I've lost my handgun virginity
Last week, I fired a handgun for the first time in my life. And for those of you hoping to learn that my experience transformed me from a gun-phobe to a gun-lover: Sorry. I never want to do that ...
gloriasb 05/21/2015 65
Crank Up the Echo Chambers of 2006: More RW calls for new US ground war in the Levant
Yep, we need 10,000 to 20,000 more "necessary enablers" from a group created by the Bush administrations along with all that de-Baathification, awakening, and ...
annieli 05/21/2015 5
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
Updated: Unarmed men shot by police
Olympia, WA Yes, the young men are black. The two young men (brothers) allegedly shoplifted some beer from a major grocery store. According to the boys' mother, "They don't carry guns, they ...
Elizaveta 05/21/2015 44
"Second Amendment [Shoot Back]"
"[1] Everybody seems to be concerned with the greater good, say the last thing we need is guns in our neighborhoods. But when I weigh the good against the hoods wearing ‘em I think that if it’...
AyDeeTheGreat 05/21/2015 5
Could Better Control Laws Have Stopped Waco?
On Sunday, outside of the Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco Texas, customers and law enforcement bore witness to a scene straight out of the classic 70s film The Warriors.
harryreardon 05/21/2015 13
Heisenberg's Mantis (NSFW)
Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' Sexual cannibalism is common among most predatory species ...
annieli 05/20/2015 12
LIVE: Mr. Aqua Buddha goes to Washington: Rand Paul filibuster against PATRIOT Act
"Couldn't we just for a couple of hours live under the Constitution?" http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/live-video/watch-live-rand-paul-opposes-patriot-act-on-senate-floor-322521155994 Paulistas ...
annieli 05/20/2015 10
Mr Colt's Peacemaker
It was called "the gun that won the West". It was the first really practical revolver, used by many of the most famous gunslingers and outlaws in the American West, and was such a successful design ...
Lenny Flank 05/20/2015 18
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
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 ...
Walter Einenkel 05/20/2015 103
Washington voters like Jay Inslee; like same-sex marriage, marijuana, and background checks more
Gov. Jay Inslee (D) Washington's ...
David Jarman 05/20/2015 7
“The Quintessential Fox News Image” - victims of the sexist war of 'illiberal' Brunettes
so in the interest of image fairness(sic) the author of the original criticism gets top billing because it's all about style isn't it Jonathan Chait opines on the meta-criticism of newsreaders on ...
annieli 05/19/2015 10
Another unconstitutional gun law
Another Washington DC anti gun law was found to be unconstitutional.
localokie 05/19/2015 15
UPDATED: GunFAIL proves too hot for Pinterest, but the backlash is even hotter
Yes, it's been a while since I've done a GunFAIL update here at Daily Kos. But no, I never stopped keeping records on accidental shootings, guns left behind in bathrooms, and the like. In fact, I ...
David Waldman 05/19/2015 82
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
Congress must explain TPP's "regulatory coherence" before we, the people sign off on "fast-tracking"
Even looking at earlier drafts of sections reveal that trade agreements can have negative externalities that may have far-reaching costs for signatory nations. That some senators like Elizabeth ...
annieli 05/19/2015 2
Fear and Shooting in the USA
Beware of Easy Comparisons when Discussing Use of Force by ...
WiWook 05/19/2015 4
Engelhardt: Tomorrow's News Today
[ Note for TomDispatch Readers: At the moment, as I’ve been regularly reminding all of you, in return for a $100 contribution to this site you can get a signed, personalized copy of Nick Turse’s ...
TomDispatch 05/19/2015 1
Obama Administration To Work With Republicans on Endangered Species Reform
Monday the Obama administration announced what will probably be one of it's less controversial changes in how it administers the Endangered Species Act (ESA) reports The Hill The admin said they'd ...
ban nock 05/19/2015 22
Occam's not-so-sharp Gray-hat Hackers
Chris Roberts may be trying to drum up more business for his security company but his hat seems not to be entirely entirely "white", as indicated in an earlier diary when he was earlier thrown off ...
annieli 05/18/2015 5
Marco...Polo, Marco....Pollo - Rubio's a chickenhawk for a new American century (of wars)
Marco simply does not have the "special skill set" of Liam Neeson in the Taken movies and is more an Adam Sandler in Waterboy. The GOP is now clearly the party more likely to ...
annieli 05/18/2015 6
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
Two open-carry activists. One white, one black. Two very different police responses
One of these things is not like the other. The video below shows two open-carry activists, both "demonstrating" their Second Amendment rights. Both were approached by police, but the reactions from ...
Jen Hayden 05/18/2015 80
#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
Obama to limit police use of military equipment
President Obama plans to put new restrictions on the use of surplus military equipment by police departments. Spurred by the wind-down of military action in the Middle East, the Department of ...
TexasBill 05/18/2015 3
A Sunday Walk (Warning)
I haven't been getting out into the woods as much as I'd like to. It used to be that almost every weekend I'd spend one day wandering around looking at things. Last Sunday I had the opportunity and ...
ban nock 05/18/2015 8
9 dead in Tx. shootout. No "Good Guys with Guns" to stop it.
So, yeah. This happened today: a number of motorcycle gangs shot each other up in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant. http://www.dallasnews.com/latest/20150517-multiple-fatalities-in-...
Weezle 05/18/2015 139
Middle Schoolers will never get to Middle College if they think gender isn't binary
In a breakneck race with so many stupid folks, that scion of minor-league hate radio, Todd Starnes continues to suck up to the RW via his DIY psychological lemonade stand at Fox News to prop up pre-
annieli 05/17/2015 6
8 thugs killed in shootout
Today, three gangs of thugs gathered at a restaurant named Twin Peaks. For those who do not know, this restaurant is know for scantily clad large breasted women provided for the entertainment of ...
lowt 05/17/2015 26
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Solidarity in the time of choleric "trade" deals
Epidemics of cholera as well as other serious diseases, including neoliberalism, can take a toll on solidarity. "Trade" deals, and the conduct used in pushing them through to adoption, can be ...
Galtisalie 05/17/2015 101
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
The reverse spelling bee discrimination of meritocracy in higher education
An alliance of Asian American groups filed a federal complaint Friday against Harvard University, claiming that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit ...
annieli 05/17/2015 13
Error or Infrastructure in the Amtrak train crash
While it seems more probable that the engineer forgot the additional curve at Frankfort Junction and sped up prematurely anticipating the higher speed section too early (click on image to enlarge),
annieli 05/16/2015 20
ISIS commander Abu Sayyaf killed by US Special Forces
Speculation includes the opinion this is not a significant loss for ISIS /Daesh simply because removing the head may not alter the pace of operations. The US says its special forces have killed ...
annieli 05/16/2015 57
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
Lawbreaking Banks demand SEC concessions
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a career criminal. You've been busted, once again, for armed robbery. The case is pretty well open-and-shut. Everyone knows you're guilty: heck, you've even ...
TexasBill 05/15/2015 4
OOPS! ex-Governor Goodhair will announce his run for POTUS on June 4
Rick "the coyote was gonna bite my dog so I shot him" Perry will officially announce his bid for the GOP nomination on June 4 in Dallas. His current poll numbers have him at 3% in ...
annieli 05/15/2015 28
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
Ferro e mais ferro - Brazil and gun deads
The Ministry of Health in Brazil has published recently a study detailing the dead by firearms in the country from 1980 to 2012 . The study focuses on mortality from firearms in Brazil from 1980 to ...
Iberian 05/15/2015 12
Canada to the Rescue of Warren
Just a quick, but what seems important, post about TPP - Canada, you know, the country with that province that is like Texas (ie, oil & gas nirvana) that just elected its equivalent of Bernie Sanders,
We Shall Overcome 05/14/2015 75
Think Jade Helm 15 is insane? Five right-wing conspiracy theories
The delusional belief among a third of Republican primary voters that the U.S. military is poised to take over the state of Texas is just the tip of the nutjob iceberg. You thought it was just some ...
Molly Weasley 05/14/2015 19
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
"You don't have to have a reason to die no more."
Last night, Wednesday, May 13th about 8pm., three young men got in a car to go shopping on the south side of Chicago. A vehicle pulled up next to them and gunned the three down. Twenty year old ...
TRPChicago 05/14/2015 13
Phila. High School Student Leads Walkout Over High Stakes Testing
Giancarlos Rodriguez, a high school student from Philadelphia's Penn Treaty High School in the city's Fishtown neighborhood, organized a walkout against Pennsylvania's Keystone Exams. The walkout ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/14/2015 2
3rd Update on SC dumbf**k losing his sight -- seems he has learned some things
So by now, most of you have heard the sad, sad tale of Luis Lang, an unbelievably stupid fool who didn't bother to control his diabetes, didn't bother to stop smoking, didn't bother to buy insurance ...
westladem 05/13/2015 140
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
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
Warren, DeBlasio & Stiglitz Reveal Liberal Manifesto "Rewriting the Rules" at 9am - Livestream
Wow! I just stumbled onto this - can't wait! Economist Joseph Stiglitz, along with Bill DeBlasio and Elizabeth Warren will reveal today a comprehensive plan to address wealth inequality that was ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/12/2015 70
Hellraisers Journal: Rebel Girl Describes Joe Hill: "tall, slender, very blond with deep blue eyes."
I am not afraid of death, but I'd like to be in the fight a little longer. -Joe Hill ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 11, 1915 Salt ...
JayRaye 05/11/2015 10
Ode to Jade Helm 15
(Sung to the tune of They're Coming to Take Me Away by Napoleon XIV.) [Refrain] He's coming to take them away, ha ha. He's coming to take them away, ho ho, he he, To the ATF, where things are ...
WinterOfDiscontent 05/10/2015 5
Concealed weapons in South Carolina
I keep getting emails from DailyKos encouraging me to write a diary. I started one, but got bogged down in details, so I've decided to recycle some old material as my first diary. As it happens, the ...
jkozma 05/10/2015 3
Hellraisers Journal: Teamster Strike at "Fever Heat," death struggle between strikers & capitalists.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/10/2015 5
Black Man calls cops to report home invasion. What happened?
Yep: The cops shot him. A white police officer in a small South Carolina town shot and gravely wounded a black homeowner who had called 911 during an attempted home invasion. The officers apparently ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/10/2015 136
Prince releases Freddie Gray protest song: Baltimore.
Raw Story posting Prince on Saturday released “Baltimore,” the song he recorded in response to unrest in the city over the police custody death of Freddie Gray. The star shared the track, which ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/09/2015 10
Hellraisers Journal: Texas Landlord Evicts Socialists Tenants as a "menace to God and humanity."
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday ...
JayRaye 05/09/2015 11

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