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|Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
|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||102|
|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 ...
|American reality distorted by media coverage and police response
In the last few days America witnessed something many have been stating for decades. The media coverage and interpretation of events is demonstrably race based. I walked into my home from after ...
|Mozilla Firefox Do I Have To Update?
I need simple software advice. Please leave all advice in the comments . Thank You . I know whom to ask. Kossack's know everything! I am a computer illiterate. Probably, maybe a 1st grader and I don'
|The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
|"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
|How a Southern white boy unlearned racism
I am going to give in to Denise Oliver Velez's request to turn a comment into a diary. The aversion to length (TL;DR) is a peculiar modern affliction, but I will make it easier for people who ...
|Empirical versus Theoretical
On page 198 Problems of Empiricism: Volume 2: Philosophical Papers 1985. Paul Feyerabend describes a quote attributed to Einstein from a lecture in Prague in 1920: If the observations of ...
|Sea Star Loss is Mussels Gain
Note that the video above was shot on May 8, 2015, set to Debussy's Clair de Lune, by the YouTube user NorthOlbo who makes wonderful pieces about the British Columbian coast. Check him out. The ...
|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 ...
|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||501|
|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, ...
|Regression to the mean question for biologically-trained.
In commenting on another poster's misunderstanding of Regression to the Mean, I recalled a question on that subject that I have had before. My understanding is that Dalton expected that ...
|Faux Pause, appendix
This is just a short appendix to my post from yesterday , wherein I described fraud being perpetrated by the likes of Monckton and Watts in convincing low-information types that global warming (aka ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Kafka's Roach Hotel: The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA)
Can you tell the difference between the FISA court and Kafka’s court in his story The Trial?
|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. ...
|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 ...
|Ceres: spots' spectrum similar to ice
The famous spots, imaged on May 16 from a distance of 7,200 kilometers. Pixels in this image are 700 meters wide. Christopher Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn Mission, says the ...
|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 , ...
|Monckton and Watts inadvertently reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
|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 ...
|A switch was flipped and now southern peninsula Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
|The prurient god of the Duggars
Full disclosure. I never watched the Duggar's television show. Heard about it, of course. But the show's entire premise left me feeling nauseous. The focus on fertility and a constant state of ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Glyphosate use before Roundup ready crops use and abuse
There is a basic misunderstanding being presented as the truth re glyphosates use before roundup ready crops came to market . The claim is that glyphosate was used on crops for 20 years before ...
|Early research shows promise in treating Down syndrome and similar disorders using cancer drugs
Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most prevalent ...
|In Defense of Shaun King
Let's begin by being honest. Shaun King is a polarizing figure. He has a very specific point of view when it comes to American police forces and their dealings with African Americans, and he is ...
|It's Good to be the White.
It's a good thing to be White In America, because you get to do things that other people could only dream of getting away with and go on living to tell the tale. If you're white you can stand ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/21/2015||23|
|Just for Wonks & Fellow ALEC Research Junkies
The following links are a treasure trove of info on how, beginning in the 1800s, banks and corporations gained control of our democracy and morphed into ALEC: 1. The History of American Corporate ...
|War on Error||05/21/2015||3|
|Heisenberg's Mantis (NSFW)
Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' Sexual cannibalism is common among most predatory species ...
|Ken Burns Commencement Speech-line On #BlackLivesmatter Gets Huge Applause In One for the Ages
Today in Ferguson 150 years after the Civil War we see "ghastly remnants of our great shame emerging still"/Lincoln warned of "national suicide" if we neglect to be a "nation of freemen"/Mark Twain'...
|thirty three and a third||05/20/2015||45|
|CNN Discussion on Waco "Thugs" yet again shows we may have "Cop Problems" more than "Black Problems"
In the following clip from CNN in a discussion of how different the Police and media response has been to the mass murder spree and shootout by Waco Biker Gangs, contrasted to not just the so-called "
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/20/2015||18|
|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 ...
|“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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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-
|♥Note To A Marine♥
Hi Joe ♥ ♥I'm Still Here, Waiting♥ Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273- TALK ( 8255 and dial 1)
|The TPP will pass unless progressives make compelling case that touches lives of Americans
A few weeks ago the question was What game is Obama playing with the TPP? A bargain? A ruse? . That question is yet to be answered. After all, should the American worker fear a ...
|Bill Maher: Liberals let old white people run the country
Bill Maher discussed Bill de Blasio's liberal Contract with America known as " The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality ." The panel included Heather McGhee, president of Demos, and ...
|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 ...
|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),
|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 ...
|Bill Maher: We are not a serious people and why the British accent is dangerous
Bill Maher asks why Americans won't take things seriously unless it is delivered with a British accent. He points out that in many movies where neither the actors nor the subject has anything to ...
|The Healing Properties Of Cannabis-Needs To Be Legalized Nationally And Federally
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