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|IAN: Saturday, May 23, 2015
|Open thread for night owls. OECD: Growing global inequality gap 'has reached a tipping point'
Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams, writes Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point' : With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, ...
|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 , ...
|A switch was flipped and now southern Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
|Update: Ireland: Historic Vote Today on Marriage Equality -- Polls closed. Counting tomorrow.
Update: h/t tapu dali Vote counting starts tomorrow IPT (Irish Pub Time). Update 2: Caution!!! Auto video at the start but can be quickly turned off. Polls closed/historic vote. Nice tweets ...
|Midday open thread: Huckabee backs Ten Commandments BS; DNI keeps bin Laden porn to itself
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love :
|Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
|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 ...
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|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, ...
|Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks
Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of ...
|Hair On Fire, People!
It was late 2012, on a week day, about 5:00am. I’d just sent my husband out the door with his lunch and was brewing myself a cup of tea to enjoy in front of the odious "Morning Joe," when he ...
|Bernie Sanders will make his presidential run official Tuesday
Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...
|Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor from ...
|Midday open thread: Foxagandists say Obama wrong to call climate change nat'l security threat
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?) :
|Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
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|Surprise! Company whose pipeline burst in Santa Barbara has extensive record of safety violations
A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and ...
|Study: BP oil blowout at fault for Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths. The petroleum giant says nah
Dead dolphin stranded on the Port Fourchon Louisiana coastline in July 2012 following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
|Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking wastewater used on crops; Shell plans for change of 4°+
Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
|Climate takes up half Obama's commencement address to Coast Guard cadets, with some Arctic irony
Climate change dominated President Obama's commencement address to the Coast Guard graduating class Wednesday. President ...
|Midday open thread: Tech companies oppose TPP; bin Laden's bookshelf; Obama tweets, racism ensues
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Biker Lives Matter :
|As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
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|What will the TPP do about this atrocity?
Live export cattle on a truck outside Darwin. Footage obtained by animal activists allegedly shows cattle in Vietnam being hit repeatedly to the head to stun them before slaughter. Photograph: Dave ...
|Open thread for night owls: Bernie Sanders has a plan: Tax Wall Street and make college free
John Nichols at The Nation writes Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free : Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate ...
|Midday open thread: Int'l flag of Earth; man admits plot against NY Muslims; O'Reilly denies abuse
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers :
|Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
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|This man has read the TPP, can't legally tell us the details, but says Warren's criticisms are right
Labor organizations oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal in a rally outside of the Capitol in May 2014. His name is Michael Wessel. He has served on the U.S. ...
|Sen. Whitehouse gives his 100th climate change speech. More senators should emulate him
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island gave his 20-minute pilot floor speech on climate change in October 2011. But he began his weekly series with a climate change speech in April 2012. Since ...
|Open thread for night owls: Ending distribution of some military matériel to local cops is a start
Colleen Curry at Vice writes about the news Monday that President Obama ...
|Jane Goodall: We're destroying the planet; but there are solutions
Jane Goodall, the legendary researcher, is known for her ability to communicate with chimpanzees. She develops an emotional and verbal closeness which allows her to gain their trust and acceptance.
|Trade argument between Warren and Obama heats up with release of the senator's latest salvo
Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama in happier times. The report released Monday by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren adds fuel to ...
|Midday open thread: Kayaktivists in Seattle; Flakka makes people run naked through the streets
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Critical reactions :
|Scientists, policy wonks and politicians keep hedging on the grim truths of climate change
If you missed David Roberts's disturbing, depressing piece Friday at Vox, it's more than worth a look. It's essential reading. Roberts, until recently one of the mainstays of the award-winning ...
|Moondai Furbutts: Cutes And Cuddles
Having a great weekend in Spring is a wondrous thing. They should be enjoyed and treasured. But Spring is an "iffy" thing....you can't always depend on fine weather or enough time to do as you like.
|#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 ...
|Western US drought advances; Washington State declares state of emergency
Not good, but nowhere near the catastrophic California drought. Yet. With only 16% of normal snowpack this year, half of Washington State is in drought condition; putting 1.2 bn of crops in ...
|Abbreviated pundit round-up: Jeb, oh, Jeb; job insecurity's impact on kids; No Tubman on the $20?
Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes Errors and Lies :Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House.
|Open thread for night owls: The empire strikes back
Scott Beauchamp at The Baffler writes— The Empire Strikes Back : Seymour Hersh is a pioneer of investigative journalism, the modern iteration of which he fashioned almost ...
Last summer we had a bad thunderstorm that knocked out our electricity for several hours. After the storm ended, I was talking to my neighbor on my porch when a tiny black kitten came running up ...
|TPP: Corporate 'Tribunals' Bad for People, Environment & Climate Justice
Senator Elizabeth Warren has noted that ISDS is a policy in the new TPP, and she, other lawmakers, environmentalists and human right activists object to ISDS for good reasons. The full name of ...
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|Shell Oil Caught Planning for Deadly 4 to 6 Degree Rise in Global Temperature
(photo courtesy of Greenpeace) Whoopsies. From The Guardian : Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an ...
|#sekritarmy roadtripping (pooties, woozles and stuff)
We guess this solves the question. Things have been a little slow.
|Citizen-led WA ballot initiative pushes politician climate action
Washington state legislators are concerned that a $25/ton carbon tax proposed in Carbon Washington’s ballot initiative, I-732, will be too “blunt” an instrument. So they are reviving a more ...
|Reps DeLauro, Slaughter and Pingree demand Obama administration release food safety language in TPP
Chicken market in Xining, Qinghai province, China Kudos to Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-...
|This week at progressive state blogs: Ballpark subsidies, spying on activists, zeroing income taxes
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 ...
|Raw Pet Food Recall; Salmonella
The product is OC Raw Dog It was distributed in these states: Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Colorado Please continue over the orange salmonella strain...
|Happee Caturdai Pootie Diaree
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|Spotlight on Courage ~ StDDs Week 37
No! Poverty is not to be blamed for the murder of Michael Brown. Lack of opportunities did not take the life of Freddie Gray. The "absent black father" was not responsible for killing Walter Scott. ...
|Scientists discover elusive hotspot, deniers to move on to theory about 'a thing they heard before'
Time to get out a hanky for your climate-denying relative— researchers have found and published results confirming the existence of the "tropospheric hotspot," a warming in the ...
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|DKos Asheville: Celtic Lassie's Quilt
DKos Ashevillians traveled to Tennesee Wednesday to present Sara and Ann's amazing community quilt to Celtic Lassie with Otteray Scribe. A worthy dose of love from Kossacks. Gordon20024 drove down ...
|The War on Terror & Climate Change
I recently had a conversation with a young man who had just finished serving a tour of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. I asked him what, in his opinion, was the reason we had become militarily ...
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|USDA proposing voluntary restrictions to Big Agriculture to reduce carbon emissions. Yeah. Right.
Like voluntary restrictions have worked so well with Big Agriculture in the past. For instance, how long has Obama's USDA been proposing voluntary restrictions for reduction of ...
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