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|It's Not Complicated
We humans more times than not, make thing far more complicated than they really are...
|Change At The DNC Is Overdue
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to be removed. He or she does not have to be progressive but they need to wake up every morning looking to grow the party. They need to be able to go head ...
|Black Kos presents: Reading Group: Thomas Sugrue's Sweet Land of Liberty- Introduction
Welcome to the first diary of this Black Kos-hosted Reading Group series. Of course, you don't have to be a member of Black Kos to join this discussion; it's open for anybody and the more, the ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: Jo Walton's Small Change Trilogy
Life is complicated. The older I get, the clearer that becomes. Sadly, everything else becomes less clear. Distinctions between good and bad, success and failure—they all get a little muddied. It ...
|Brown thinks Delta "pipes" will be more popular than "tunnels"
In addressing Sacramento business leaders at the 90th Annual "Sacramento Host Breakfast" on May 28, Governor Jerry Brown said that he is now going to call the Delta tunnels, "pipes," because pipes ...
|Meditation-The Tyranny Of Niceness
Sometimes I weary of all the nice people around me. This probably makes me seem like the ultimate curmudgeon, but stay with me for a bit and I’ll explain what I mean. Good evening and welcome ...
|Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
|Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Video of the DK Veterans Hospital Quilt Delivery
This is an Open Thread / Coffee Hour and all topics of conversation are welcome. Today's suggested topic is the DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project . Please enjoy this video documenting ...
|Obama’s Dizzying Spin on the Environment and Trade
The Obama Administration claims that the new round of secret trade deals will be the greenest ever. Its latest attempt to sell that story was released earlier this week in a slick new report ...
|Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy||06/01/2015||18|
|The Daily Bucket - more Turneffe atoll birds
No bucket out today, so I will let fly a few more birds from my tropical vacation backyard that I assembled when looking through my pics a while back. Hope you enjoy! Please fill the bucket with ...
|Historic 260-mile Relay Run Unites Tribes for Salmon
Hundreds of people, including scores of school children from Native American Tribes and local communities along the Klamath and Trinity Rivers teamed up to complete a 260-mile relay up the Klamath ...
|NY Times Says 9 Billion People Is Not A Problem
The title of a recent article and accompanying video in the NY TImes has a quite ironic Title. The Unrealized Horrors of Population Growth dismisses the idea that the size of the human population ...
|2010 article warned: MLPA Initiative will do nothing to stop a big oil spill
I wrote the following article in 2010 warning of the consequences of not protecting the ocean from oil spills, oil drilling, pollution and all human impacts other than fishing and gathering in the "...
|‘Fatally flawed’ cooling claims
There is a new study out in Nature that's gotten some attention. According to the coverage, the study proves that not only will global warming stop, but the next decade is going to actually get ...
|This is not good
There are no words. Obama opens ...
|US oil production hits modern record even as active drilling rigs fall for a record 25th week
a brief summary of this week's stats from the fracking ...
|Finding jobs while homeless (and roses)
Terrance, Aaron, Chelsie, Makala This is another entry in my series on a homeless family I've been trying to help. Fundraiser link: http://www.gofundme.com/uxuve6s Previous diaries are here:
|LGBT Literature: Stonewall
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
|Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Beltaine with Walter Crane
Note 1: This was supposed to be "Part 2" of a single Beltaine Diary of which my Diary entitled "Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket" was to be "Part 1". (So I'm posting this now, even ...
|The Ones You Didn't Hear: The Sundered Garment and Jeroboam's Tax Revolt
(Cross-posted from The Ones You Didn't Hear in Sunday School ) King Solomon is chiefly known for two things: possessing enormous wealth, possessing deep wisdom, and possessing enough wives to fill ...
| Ventura County Residents Hold Interfaith Ocean Blessing on Oily Oxnard Beach
Oxnard, CA – Dozens of residents of Oxnard and Ventura County gathered Saturday for the interfaith Blessing of the Ocean, an action uniting the voices of people representing many faiths and ...
|Book Review: Dire Predictions 2nd Edition
Dire Predictions: understanding climate change By Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump DK Publishing, $ 25.00 US or ...
|Roses: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I was very happy to see that our new home has plenty of ...
|DKos Sangha - Weekly Open Thread
Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread. This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our ...
|A Link To Send The Biden Family Condolences & And An Excerpt From President Obama's Statement
Many of us are feeling great sadness after hearing the news, via David Nir, of Beau Biden 's passing. The ...
I spent over 30 years of my life working in agricultural biology. Mostly this was in biological control of insect pests and weeds. At the same time I followed my interests in the evolution, life ...
|The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
|Books So Bad They're Good: The Blue Blood Academic and the Lasso of Love
They’re fixing the gates at Smith College. Heaven knows they need them. The Grecourt Gates, named for the chateau ...
|This Week in the War on Women, May 24-30, 2015: Climate Change, No Chocolate!?! And Other Calamities
I have recently learned that climate change will be MUCH worse than previously thought: It is already affecting chocolate! That's right, the elixir that gives guys a fighting chance is already 25% ...
|Chipotle's-Giving People What They Want
cross-posted at annoyedomnivore.wordpress.com Chipotle’s recent announcement that they were working on ways to eliminate GMOs from their food, which is in accordance with their ...
|Solutions for the Urban Heat Island Effect
There were 33 proposals submitted to this Climate Colab contest solutions to the urban heat island effect in Cambridge, MA recently. I wonder if any of these would be useful in India too. http://...
|Reincarnation: Street Prophets Saturday
Reincarnation is a concept which is tolerated by some religious traditions, strongly embraced by others, and vehemently denied as a form of blasphemy by a few. The concept of reincarnation is fairly ...
|Hundreds will rally as oil spill fouls Santa Barbara "marine protected areas"
As the Santa Barbara Oil Spill fouls the controversial "marine protected areas" created under the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, Californians Against Fracking ...
|Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
Source for image: Image ...
|A few Key Issues, a few Key Actions -- from Bernie 2016
I knew there was a reason I liked this guy ... Why Bernie's words echo like a clarion call of times gone past, when fighting for the 'little guy', the 'average schmoe' was more than a slogan -- that ...
|1199 President Henry Nicholas to Kick Off Major Labor-Environmental-Community Forum
On Tuesday June 2nd, iconic 1199 President Henry Nicholas will kick off a major forum at the Electricians Local 98 Union Hall in Philly. The forum will include trade unionists, ...
|You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. Kansas City MO library parking garage (note all the banned titles!)
|Saturday morning grab bag
Thank you Alternet (Nick Buxton & Ben Hayes) for this amazing, and yet not surprising, piece on how defense and security companies are planning to cash in on climate change and environmental collapse.
|Artists recreate iconic painting with landscape ravaged by oil to protest arctic exploration
The Guardian British art collective Kennard Phillipps have reimagined the bucolic US artwork ...
|The Daily Bucket: Flowers of Austerity
This is a political website, so most readers will know about Austerity, in the sense of the current European malaise of public finances caused by socialization of private losses incurred in the ...
|Books Go Boom! Evelyn Waugh's 'The Loved One'
The Loved One is a short satire with very sharp teeth. It is hilarious in that dry, mordant vein the British mine so well. I'm confident you'll enjoy The Loved One if you like sparkling prose, ...
|TPP Secrets and Roads to Nowhere: 'BradCast' 5/29/2015
Guest: Miles Grant of the National Wildlife Federation... President Obama says the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is "the most progressive trade agreement the world has ever seen." Maybe.
|California Group discovers one of the causes of Drought – immigration…
The group, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) ran a television ad across the state where a young boy asks “if Californians are having fewer children, why isn't there enough water? ...
|Just One Picture. It's Purple - Street Prophets Fuzzy Friday
Well, here we are. We've survived another week on Earth. We're a bit older and perhaps a bit wiser. Today I'm celebrating my pennies for Doctors Without Borders reaching the 1,400 mark. This is the ...
|Marko the Werelynx||05/29/2015||18|
|Santa Barbara Oil Spill: 50 Years of Drill, Spill, Repeat
Photo: Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara Fire Department Memorial Day typically ...
|Climate change conferences sponsored by fossil fuel interests.
What could go wrong? Climate Talks In Copenhagen Dominated By Climate Destroying Corps This is about the United Nations climate talks, as they are being sponsored by fossil fuel interests. I ...
|Whoa! Look at Alaska!
Alaska sets new record for earliest day with temperatures in the 90s! Temperature in Alaska on the afternoon of May 23, 2015, based on data from NOAA's Real-time Mesoscale Unbelievable that ...
|Truth's Polar Opposite Takes on Polar Ice
Chris Mooney at the Washington Post has a wonderful piece debunking a recent Forbes post by Heartland's increasingly irrelevant James Taylor. Unsurprisingly, Taylor tries to mislead readers by ...
|Arizona's McCain and Flake swap Apache Holy Land to foreign mining company- Contact Congress
This is outrageous. Oak Flat in Arizona, an Apache holy place where coming-of-age ceremonies have been performed for many generations and is a sacred place for prayer, has been handed over to an ...
|Armed bikers draw cartoons of Muhammad at an Arizona mosque. What could go wrong?
Let's hope nothing does go wrong, but so far more than 500 800 people have RSVP'd to attend a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Phoenix on Friday, similar to the contest in Garland, Texas . That ...
|Write On! One Impossible Thing
Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
|Keeping Up: Street Prophets Thursday Coffee Hour
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know with you. I first started doing computer graphic art in 1998. As time ...
|Self-publishing 101: 5 ways to get feedback on your book
A hearty thanks to James Wells for hosting the last SP 101 ! Before getting started, if you're in the Bellingham, WA area, I'll mention his book launch for The Great Symmetry at 7 pm this Saturday .
|Ending Veteran Homelessness, One Home At a Time
As someone dedicated to the issue of ending Veteran homelessness, I recommend you check out this article on Huffington Post's impact page. It discusses how Boston-based Housing Partnership Network ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Book I Didn’t Write
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. Last week at ...
|The Religious Bigotry of Rick Santorum
Now that Rick Santorum has announced that he is running for president, again, it is worth reminding ourselves that he is a coarsely obvious religious bigot. I first published this post when he was ...
|An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
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