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Walking with Wildflowers: Photo Diary & Open Thread for Street Prophets
Greetings! And welcome to another fuzzy offering left just outside the back door by Marko the Werelynx. This week I thought I'd share a few more photos from my trip up into the rolling, green ...
Marko the Werelynx 05/22/2015 9
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 ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 93
Howdy Texas! Political News and Information that no Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn't need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear ...
Libby Shaw 05/22/2015 1
The Taliban in Our Midst
[Mikey Weinstein]: This guest Op-Ed from my dear friend, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Advisory Board member, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence ...
Mikey Weinstein 05/22/2015 5
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 ...
Walter Einenkel 05/22/2015 25
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 ...
LakeSuperior 05/22/2015 4
Texas makes money by prosecuting truancy twice as much as all other states combined
It is so much quieter in school when no one's there. Texas appleseed released a report on Texas's truancy policy ...
Walter Einenkel 05/22/2015 13
Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/22/2015 2
Which 48 Democrats Want to Privatize Outer Space?
Yesterday, the House passed the SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262), a bill designed to promote commercial space travel and exploration. Here is a summary of what the bill does: This bill is a ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 17
Mojo Friday - Memorial Day, The Beginning of the Summer Season - Edition
Even though Summer doesn't start by the calender for almost another month for tourism, and commerce it starts this weekend. Yep, it's time to fire up all those engines and start belching even ...
TexDem 05/22/2015 234
Allergies, antibiotics, gut biomes and the immune system
I'm just going to link to three articles dealing with recent studies on these matters.They are to some extent all related because of the focus on infant and childhood development of systems and ...
enhydra lutris 05/22/2015 7
It's gotten this bad:Water Wars in California as agriculture prepares to face strict mandatory cuts
On April 1, when California Governor Brown issued mandatory water restrictions for urban users he warned that he might have to consider cuts to agriculture in the future as well. Well, that ...
VL Baker 05/22/2015 27
Oklahoma and Texas Weather Extremes
As you have probably seen, Oklahoma and Texas are suffering with extreme weather with flooding, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes. The pattern of storms and flooding has been persistent for weeks ...
Funphil 05/22/2015 7
IAN: May 22, 2015: Volunteer Scientific Research Sites
Morning folks! It's Friday once more in the Land of Ian. Today I'm going to show you some sites that I've been volunteering for on a daily basis since I can't really get out and volunteer in my ...
FloridaSNMOM 05/21/2015 24
Overnight News Digest -- ";-)" Edition
rfall 05/21/2015 18
Eyewitness footage of Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment went by the scene of the oil spill in Santa Barbara. The oil spill happened Tuesday May 19th when a pipe owned by Plains All ...
VL Baker 05/21/2015 5
As if what I was already dealing with wasn't enough
So last year, when I went to my yearly mandated wellness checkup, they told me I had diabetes and COPD before hastily backtracking when the test results came in. Turns out many of the symptoms of my ...
Moody Loner 05/21/2015 41
Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
SensibleShoes 05/21/2015 95
The "Serious" Candidate Makes Some "WOW" Remarks on Climate Science
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) said some pretty remarkable things while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. Pretty remarkable because it calls into question even the conversation that Climate ...
AtheistDadOf1 05/21/2015 20
Comic Books: Street Prophets Thursday Coffee Hour
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open thread so help yourself to the goodies and let us know what is new with you. I have family members who are seriously into comic books. Growing up I ...
michelewln 05/21/2015 9
FDA Drug Safety Warning!!
FDA warns that SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes may result in a serious condition of too much acid in the blood "On May 15, 2015, FDA is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin, ...
thepanamarick 05/21/2015 3
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
Early research shows promise in treating Down syndrome and similar disorders using cancer drugs
Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most prevalent ...
Walter Einenkel 05/21/2015 7
Cause I know you want this shirt!
A middle school is trying to raise funds for a ShelterBox. https://www.bonfirefunds.com/nepal-relief http://www.thebradentontimes.com/news/2015/05/18/schools_and_education/...
TexMex 05/21/2015 9
Could Better Control Laws Have Stopped Waco?
On Sunday, outside of the Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco Texas, customers and law enforcement bore witness to a scene straight out of the classic 70s film The Warriors.
harryreardon 05/21/2015 13
Identify plagiarism? Pay $15,000 to $2 million.
In the latest attack on the climate science community, John Mashey (a computer scientist and frequent DeSmogBlog contributor) was sued for $2 million for exposing plagiarism. It's a long and weird ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/21/2015 5
House Passes Bill to Gut Science & Research Funding
Yesterday, in addition to passing a deficit-funded corporate tax break for R&D, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 , a funding bill for federal scientific programs ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 18
Support the Dream Defenders ~ Week
Sorry, this diary was published by mistake. Please look for our weekly diary on Friday at 7:25 p.m. ET.
JoanMar 05/21/2015 2
Guardian Oped: Revoke Police Licenses
One issue that comes up time and again regarding the out-of-control behavior of police departments across the country is the recycling of bad police officers from one police department to another. ...
Chitown Kev 05/21/2015 10
Former owner of Waco Twin Peaks may have a lot of explaining to do
Next to the biker thugs, the personality in Sunday's Waco shootout who's potentially in the most trouble is the now-former owner of the restaurant where it took place. For those who missed it, ...
Christian Dem in NC 05/20/2015 87
TX Governor signs bill requiring direct 911 dialing
Good news from Texas for a change. For those not aware of this story it actually started in December 2013 when Kari Rene Hunt's estranged husband asked her to meet him in a hotel with their ...
AllenMcw 05/20/2015 10
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
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. It is necessary in ...
cfk 05/20/2015 142
WSJ: Clinton's DoS blocked the release of politically sensitive records about Keystone XL Pipeline
photo credit: Backbone campaign, flr The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. Department of State, ...
VL Baker 05/20/2015 195
Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
Limelite 05/20/2015 62
The very real and decisive GMO scientific consensus
Over and over, I've read comments on the internet (obviously, my first mistake) that there is no scientific consensus about GMOs, or genetically modified organisms (generally crops or food), and ...
SkepticalRaptor 05/20/2015 282
Banned From Saying No to Fracking.
Awesome. It would seem that our Corporate Overlords are winning the right to trump our right to say NO to fracking. Texas has just passed laws which ban the ability of towns and cities to ban ...
thisisendless 05/20/2015 8
Police wanted to charge 12-year-old Tamir Rice with 'aggravated menacing' and 'inducing panic'
Recently obtained documents from the Cleveland Police Department, displayed below, show that Tamir Rice was going to be charged with the outrageous crimes of "aggravated menacing" and "inducing ...
Shaun King 05/20/2015 482
Street Prophets Open Thread
Welcome to the Wednesday Coffee Hour here at Street Prophets . This is an open thread where we can talk about what's going on in our worlds. Everyone is welcome to discuss all topics of ...
StateOfGrace 05/20/2015 17
Editor of American Chemical Society's Journal Environmental Science & Technology Gets a New Sofa
These musings by the Editor in Chief of the American Chemical Society's publication, Environmental Science & Technology, are a worthy read for those interested in the interaction between science, ...
LakeSuperior 05/20/2015 8
Adventures & Misadventures of an EV in the Country (Part 3)
Welcome back to my adventure of owning a battery electric car in the country. In the last blog I left you with my surprise that the Leaf didn't take as long as I thought it would have using a ...
joelado 05/20/2015 3
Exploiting Ebola and Poverty to Sell Coal: Peabody Energy
Suzanne Goldenberg holds nothing back in a one-two punch of proper journalism in which she exposes the despicable actions of Peabody Coal—the world's largest privately-held coal company—taken in ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/20/2015 1
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 ...
VL Baker 05/20/2015 13
A Single Spark Illuminates My Life
This morning I had a minor, and I do mean minor, crisis. It's something that happens to everyone, especially to those who are like me. People who have experienced loss....
nicolemaschke 05/20/2015 6
Community Quilt for Gordon20024
CelticLassie's quilt. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts... It is a shock when you learn that a friend has cancer. Gordon20024 recently learned that he does. He is a person who is ...
Sara R 05/19/2015 69
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
UPDATE: WELL I'LL BE DAMNED: Luis Lang quits GOP, calls for Single Payer.
Wow. All I can say is...good for him, seriously: Lifelong Republican Turns On His Party, Embraces Obamacare Luis Lang, who is currently crowdfunding for medical expenses that he can’t afford ...
Brainwrap 05/19/2015 279
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
Kit RMP 05/19/2015 10
River Surfing (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 ...
Ojibwa 05/19/2015 9
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
I still tear up every time I watch this video. But even then, we knew that it was not enough. Far from it. Is "Black Leadership" Enough? Not For These Young Adults by Chitown Kev Like many other ...
Black Kos 05/19/2015 111
The Viking Mars Mission
In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik. Over the next 20 years, the Space Race saw the USSR and the USA compete in a series of space spectaculars as each tried to ...
Lenny Flank 05/19/2015 22
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
Hillary Clinton changes her mind about melting Arctic over lunch
Guardian columnist George Monbiot and Climate change activist George Marshall took part in the discussion at a Guardian Live event in King's Place in central London on 13 May. The discussion was ...
VL Baker 05/19/2015 11
Community Quilt Project Video Testimonial - peregrine kate
At NN13, a number of our quilt recipients were kind enough to give video interviews about their community quilts and what they meant to them. Among them was someone who has become a good friend, ...
Sara R 05/19/2015 10
Game of Thrones 5.6—'Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken'
I'm not opposed to violence in entertainment. While I certainly don't desire any violence in my own life—or in anyone else's really—violence is part of the classic formula for drama. Whether it'
Mark Sumner 05/18/2015 226
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.
VL Baker 05/18/2015 13
Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
Susan Grigsby 05/18/2015 8
Charting the intersection of Politics, Science and Religion
Religious Groups vs. Environment and Evolution from Josh Rosenau at NCSE Last year, Tobin Grant at ...
Mark Sumner 05/18/2015 12
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 ...
VL Baker 05/18/2015 26
If Black People lived as long as White People; Elections results would be very different
The morality rate for black Americans is about 18% higher ...
VL Baker 05/18/2015 11
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-...
VL Baker 05/17/2015 25
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Candidates in Search of a Clue
Watson, I have deduced Jeb Bush's actual answer! Paul Krugman recaps how John Ellis Bush has waffled the nation toward a discussion we need to hold. Jeb Bush definitely did us a favor: in his ...
Mark Sumner 05/17/2015 152
Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
Libby Shaw 05/16/2015 20
Mojo Friday - Nostalgic For Political Shaming - Edition
We just don't shame the way we used to. Or rather some people are incapable of feeling shame. Today's Republican Party is a collection of a mass inability to experience shame. Or feeling guilt, not ...
TexDem 05/15/2015 326
Write On! How to make time pass.
Hello, writers. One of the little tricks a writer has to learn is how to make time pass. In a story, that is. An author at a retreat I attended last year made a throwaway comment in conversation: “
SensibleShoes 05/14/2015 42
Stunning NASA video shows humanity's impact on Earth
Feeling paranoid? You should. NASA and The U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat satellite program have been watching us from space for over forty years. The satellite orbits the Earth 14 times a day ...
VL Baker 05/14/2015 20
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 ...
VL Baker 05/14/2015 7
Top Comments: Aunties' Day
The weeks-long barrage of Mother's Day commercials was getting pretty depressing at our house. My wife Packrat lost her mother two years ago, and her absence looms large this time of year. Our ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/13/2015 68
Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Great Reading Quest
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. "Out of the night, ...
cfk 05/13/2015 104
Shelterbox is on the ground
4 ShelterBoxes and 525 towards 5th Donate here: https://35409.thankyou4caring.org I wrote none of this. Cutting and pasting from the ShelterBox Website Wednesday 06 May 2015 Video: ‘The ...
TexMex 05/12/2015 11
Game of Thrones 5.5—'Kill the Boy'
As Game of Thrones , the television show, has drifted away from A Song of Fire and Ice , the series of books, I've grown worried. Sometimes the departure from the books has been of the gentle, ...
Mark Sumner 05/12/2015 78
Good Morning Texas! News and Political Information That No Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy designing its own TexMoji as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is busy popping popcorn so as to fully enjoy the Jonathan Stickland soap opera. ...
Libby Shaw 05/12/2015 4
Shell No! Seattle council just voted to reconsider letting Shell use terminal for Arctic drilling
Seattle has launched the first salvo in the fight to stop the Obama administration decision to allow Shell to drill in ...
VL Baker 05/11/2015 22
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: No Futbol Edition
You'll have to excuse me. I'm skipping every pundit who chose to spend their column inches this Sunday talking about "Deflategate." Because... 1) there's already commentary on the sports page, and 2)
Mark Sumner 05/10/2015 103

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