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|The Evening Blues - 6-1-15
|Sci. News Mag. Publishes Error
On page 6 of the 16 May 2015 issue of SN published for Society for Science & the Public , the venerable staff printed the article, Debate continues over 103's place in periodic table: New ...
|Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
|The Iraq Endgame -- Vietnam Revisited?
The fact that Iraq's army is not willing to defend itself against ISIS, as noted by the New York Times Editorial Board, calls into question whether we should be aiding them. Mr. Carter’s stark ...
|Florida police murder black computer engineer as he listens to music; attempted coverup exposed
|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 ...
|Moondai Furbutts: The Moon In June Haz A Spoon
I think I got in all the cheesy rhymes for June... Dis iz mai spoon... Welcome to my version of Moondais....with furbutts and pooties and woozles and such. Hope you ...
|Our Seattle & Puget Sound Kos 10th Get Together
This last Saturday, May 30th a special group of people got together once again to eat, drink and share. As usual it was relaxing, fun and informative. Here are a couple of pictures of one end of ...
|Call These People, and Make Them Listen
Under the First Amendment, you have the right to petition your government to redress your grievances. Now would be a good time to do that. Today. According to public reports, the 18 Democratic ...
|Barbara Myers: The Unknown Whistleblower
Rambo ! In my Reagan-era youth, the name was synonymous with the Vietnam War -- at least the Vietnam War reimagined, the celluloid fantasy version of it in which a tanned, glistening, muscle-bound ...
|This is not good
There are no words. Obama opens ...
|Overnight News Digest: May 31, 2015
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Doctor RJ, rfall, JML9999 and Man Oh ...
|CEDWYN'S MOM - THANK YOU
CEDWYN’S MOM LINDA (IN AUSTIN TEXAS) THANK YOU I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for all of Cedwyn’s friends and KOS associates. I hope each of you celebrated Cedwyn in your ...
|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:
|an unexpected spotlight: Sunday Puzzle 2015-05-31
Here are five 15-letter words, each of which contains the letters A, E, I, O and U... Oops! Here would be five 15-letter words, each of which contains the letters A, E, I, O and U, except that ...
|DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, ...
|No longer girls, they are military veterans
Blue Butterfly Village Laydia Mockabee was one of the lucky ones. The homeless veteran finally found a place for herself and her children at the ...
|JEB: Push Retirement Age to 70
Although we have FIFTY-11 cons running for president, they all have the exact same message AND IT SUCKS: 1. Take from the poor to support the rich 2. Take away freedoms from women 3. Treat ...
|Ancient America: The Northeast Prior to 8000 BCE
The Northeastern Woodlands of North America is a land of heavily forested rolling hills and rounded mountains, salt marshes of waving grass, calm lakes, tumbling brooks, surf-beaten beaches, and ...
|The Inoculation Project 5/31/2015: STEM Activities & Books
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|The Daily Bucket--of Irises
I was very anxious about my pretty purple water irises this year. The leaves looked yellow and dying, with no budding flowers. I'd already had bad luck with the yellow flag irises I'd transplanted ...
|A You Tube Video On Hunter Recruitment and Access
Warning for non hunters you'll probably just be bored or won't understand what's discussed. Don't watch expecting dead critters. It's just a dinner talk. Below is a talk given by Steve Rinella of ...
|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 ...
|Dave's DRC Dispatch-May 30, 2015
May 30-my first official blog entry from the DARPA Robotics Challenge. First, I have to tell you that the Challenge hasn't started yet. It doesn't really take place until next Friday and Saturday, ...
| OND - Saturday Science Edition
Welcome to the Saturday Science Edition of Overnight News Digest Overnight News Digest is a regular daily feature which provides noteworthy news items and commentary from around the world. The ...
|Man Oh Man||05/30/2015||27|
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 ...
|Beau Biden, attorney general of Delaware and son of Joe Biden, dies of brain cancer at 46||David Nir||05/30/2015||200|
|Saturday Night Losers Club, Vol. CDLXXIX: Indicted Loser of The Week Poll Edition
Very short, as 3CM doesn’t have time to write at length about anything else of remote interest to him. But since this seems to be the week for high-profile indictments, to quote Emperor Joseph II ...
|Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up 2015-05-29: special "bad quote" edition
From the Page-A-Day puzzle calendar, here's a fun little word puzzle. Use the same set of four consonants (in a different order each time) to fill in the blanks in these 6 entries to form 6 ...
|Remarkable People: Celtic Lassie; 1988-2015
Her name was Brandi Nicole Stanley. Please remember her. She lost her battle with cancer the evening of Memorial Day, last Monday. I was with her, holding her hand, as I had promised. Brandi,
|I will NOT go without a fight. "...I Want To Live..."
FOREWORD BY OTTERAY SCRIBE (her father): Her full name is Brandi Nicole Stanley. I am her father. Remember her, please. She never wrote a diary after registering, because she never thought ...
|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 ...
|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!)
|Origins of Language: The Bow-Wow, Pooh-Pooh, and Ding-Dong Theories
For unknown thousands of years humans have lived in a world of language. It surrounds us and is a part of us. From time to time, there have been those who pondered the question: What is the origin ...
|Written in Bone: Ambulocetus
The whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on earth. But the huge marine whales evolved from a small animal about the size of a large dog. And these earliest whales had four legs and ...
|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 ...
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: For the GOP, the hits keep coming
LA Times on the effort to curtail personal vaccine exemptions in CA: The vaccination debate has reached fever pitch. Legislation has passed in the state Senate that would do away with the "personal ...
|Museums 101: GM Cars of the 1960s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the 1960s, General Motors cars—Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac—continued to dominate the American market. Shown below are photographs of the General Motors cars on ...
|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 ...
|Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
|The Thundering Failure of the Democrats
I'm a Tom Joad democrat, a prison reform democrat, an anti-poverty democrat and a pro-justice democrat - so the party left me a long time ago...and they never looked back as they went chasing after ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||05/28/2015||656|
|I did not write this diary
Someone hacked into my account and posted this [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/26/1387713/-Do-black-lives-REALLY-matter?showAll=yes diary] under my name on Monday. I only found it last night ...
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Stand with Rand? Republicans aren't ready.
CBS : Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul had some harsh words Wednesday for Republicans who have blamed the rise of Islamic extremism in ...
|morning open thread---hacked on Daily Kos
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 0330 am Eastern time. Feel free to volunteer to take a day -
|America’s Dumbest Senator* Joni Ernst is going somewhere again!
By Olivia LaRosa, May 27, 2015 The extreme traveller and one-term Senator from Iowa Joni Ernst has added another destination to her 99-county tour of Iowa**…VietNam. I am sure that Joni’s ...
|Who's ready for an organic, meatless, fast-food drive thru?
Amy’s Burger prepared for the forthcoming Amy’s Drive Thru from Amy’s Kitchen The future of American style sustainable food is coming to a drive-thru near you. The ...
|The Daily Bucket - small gosling drama on a mudflat
Put this together a while back...nothing very dramatic (well maybe it was for them), photos not great, very common bird and all, but I liked the moment. And we have no bucket yet today, so - The ...
|Mark Ruffalo just tweeted my fracking wastewater diary
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site http://t.co/z3b2qrYEXZ via @dailykos — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 27, ...
|Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site
Food and Water Watch has just secured this exclusive video from Water Defense's Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, who has been collecting samples from the Cawelo Water ...
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Bernie's Day
Great "error" page for Bernie Sanders. Love the Brooklyn accent that he's never lost. TPM : For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into ...
|Wagons (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
|Victory for fossil fuel divestment! University of Edinburgh will divest from coal & tar sands!
Divestment campaigners storm Engineering Building at University of Edinburgh I guess University of Edinburgh didn't like the divestment campaigners hanging out the windows of their Engineering ...
|TPP is in trouble, thanks to public outcry /Updated with Action
Mark Weisbrot , writing at Aljazeera is of the opinion that the public discussion of the TPP has been much more robust than discussion of NAFTA had ever been. And that ...
|@chinahand connects decades-long string of dots
Peter Lee, (chinamatters.blobspot.com or @chinahand) currently connects up a long string of dots all the way from back in the Yugoslav War (1989) to the current problems in sorting out the ...
|Have some fun: reply to TransCanada's clueless twit
Today, TransCanada — builders and promoters of both Keystone XL and the Energy East tar sands pipelines — had this to say about their commitment to protect the environment: We help protect the ...
Every Memorial Day I try to think of those who lost their lives in service to our country, but I can never focus on abstract deaths, nor on so many. I always end up thinking about fellow ...
|A Part of My Uncle Died in the Vietnam Jungle: Not All Who Die from War Die in War
Not until daybreak on the second day of the battle did a helicopter manage to land and evacuate the few survivors, leaving behind the bodies of most of Supply Column 21.There were 564 dead Viet Cong ...
|History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
|Thank You to my Family Who Served Their Country
On this Memorial Day I am remembering the members of my immediate family who served in the Armed Forces.
|When American troops were welcomed and remembered
with love and honor can be seen in a a piece in today's Washington Post titled Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. It is about an American cemetery in ...
|I didn't serve in Vietnam for freedom...
or liberty, or the flag. I didn't serve for the reasons people think of when they tell me, "Thanks for your service." I knew that this war was not about any of that stuff. I served for 365 days ...
|When Scientists Put A Thumb On The Scale
Autism from vaccines? Cloning stem cells? Easy way to create stem cells? These erroneous studies were published in the peer reviewed Lancet, Science and Nature say a couple of scientific journal ...
|When Hippies Roamed the Earth
Tears well as a tsunami of emotion rises in me threatening to break through my skin and fill the world. All it takes is a song, a word, a memory - and I rumble like an earthquake down where the deep ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||05/24/2015||356|
|A Haunting Portrait of War
There isn’t a day that goes by when the thundering echoes of war escape us. Today, we live in a world rife with radical extremists like al Qaeda and daesh, defiantly justified to maim and kill in ...
|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 ...
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