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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, ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 47
Tripping The Light Fantastic On The Outer Rims Of Reality
When I was a senior in high school, at SAS, I went to tour colleges like just about every other young person in high school does. While I was in LA I went to a Karate demonstration. This was not a ...
nicolemaschke 05/22/2015 2
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 38
Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 79
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
Yup, Clinton can tell the Beltway media to go to hell
Heavens! Is that Hillary with some "everyday Americans"? BLASPHEMY! The same day I lauded ...
kos 05/22/2015 164
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 94
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 225
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 75
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?) :
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 37
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
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 114
If Hillary wants to avoid the beltway political media, well then, that's very smart
Hillary Clinton, at a small-business roundtable in Iowa, loses nothing by bypassing the traditional ...
kos 05/21/2015 260
The Unanswered Question...
When you give someone an answer, you maintain their stupidity. But when you give someone a question, you celebrate their intelligence... Addendum, May 21, 2015, 3;10Pm: A very kind soul pointed ...
nicolemaschke 05/21/2015 3
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.
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 40
The "Human" Touch
Every day, in business, and in life, we touch each other. Sometimes it's a handshake. Sometimes it's a pat on the shoulder, for a job well done. Most of the time, we experience these brief moments ...
nicolemaschke 05/20/2015 3
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 14
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
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 68
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 34
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
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 46
A Note On the Refrigerator
Just a kind of note so that no one thinks I'm not paying attention.
nicolemaschke 05/20/2015 8
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 126
When The Road In Front Is Shorter Than The Road Behind...
I've been spending hours and hours over the past few months in deep meditation. Meditation regarding my life, life in general, life on earth, humanity, how my life fits in with humanity... how my ...
nicolemaschke 05/19/2015 40
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 31
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 66
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
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. ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 249
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 30
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 72
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 179
Midday open thread: Kayaktivists in Seattle; Flakka makes people run naked through the streets
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Critical reactions :
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 18
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 108
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
The United States continues to arm the Islamic State
This ...
Laurence Lewis 05/18/2015 82
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.
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 63
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/17/2015 197
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
Pope Francis will help determine the fates of Argentina's 'disappeared'
During Argentina's brutal military dictatorship (1976-1983), state security forces abducted citizens at will for interrogation and torture. More than 30,000 of those who vanished into centros de ...
Krotor 05/17/2015 13
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/16/2015 8
An American Imprisoned in Yemen, and Other News
Sharif Mobley is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. In 2010, he was in Yemen, and abducted by security forces there. Anonymous American and Yemeni officials say he had contacts with Anwar al-...
Garrett 05/16/2015 4
Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic drilling okayed; Lomborg loses; FBI spies on eco-activists
Otto Braided Hair of the Northern Cheyenne speaks at a press conference against coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. See Mary Anne Hitt's post .
Meteor Blades 05/16/2015 19
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
Open thread for night owls: Verizon swallows Huffington Post
Leslie Savan at Mother Jones ponders what will happen as Verizon Swallows Net-Neutrality Champion Huffington Post : Most of the coverage of Verizon’s ...
Meteor Blades 05/15/2015 77
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
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 House Passed Watered-Down NSA "Reform." These 41 Democrats Wanted Real Reform.
Today, the House voted to pass the USA FREEDOM (Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring) Act of 2015, a watered-down version of NSA ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/13/2015 10
Corporate PACs Projecting Poison on Planet & People
It’s not necessary to love a person to find some areas of agreement and common experiences: NSA spying victims, under-employment, unregulated Wall Street Banker caused recession, and our First ...
The Reasonable Voice 05/13/2015 1
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
Migration: Ireland should accept its responsibilities and not hide behind a treaty
The EU is rightly criticised for often failing to live up to its ideals. While there is often talk of solidarity and togetherness, such values are not often translated into actual policies. Instead, ...
kev9100 05/13/2015 18
Rape as a Political Weapon in Iran… and We’re Really About To Lift Sanctions?
The death/murder of Kurdish-Iranian Farinaz Khosrawani, 25, is a story of dictatorship, rape, oppression of women, racism, class-warfare and arguably, bribery. So crazy that you can’t make ...
Sofiamo 05/12/2015 33
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
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
Where Are My Opponents?
Click here to add your name bit.ly/1DScnOR Last week I shared with the Daily Kos community my strong opposition to the TPP Since we announced our opposition to the TPP we've ...
nolandforcongress 05/11/2015 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
Who Really Wins a Global Race to the Bottom?
Who Really Wins a Global Race to the Bottom? American Workers who lose Jobs to the lowest International wage-earners? No. Foreign Workers who gain American Jobs, under the constant threat that ...
jamess 05/09/2015 15
The Baltimore Twist - torture statutes needed?
There's a question that lingers over Baltimore and the alleged murder of Freddie Gray: exactly how was Gray's spine or spinal cord "80% severed"? Different people interpret the videos differently. ...
MisterCharlie 05/09/2015 3
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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