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|Hands Up/Don't Shoot: Occupy & Terrify
Our government is broke. We need to cut food stamps, Social Security, and make a profit off of student loans. Wars are expensive, and the defense budget needs more money because freedom god damn ...
|Terrify and Occupy
Short and sweet, tell him to get the WAR and SPY toys the hell out of our communities. [Federal Officials Rethink Giving Excess Military Gear To Police http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/16/...
|NN14, Rev. Barber, and the snake line.
At Netroots Nation, many panelists and the awesome Reverend Barber told us dissent was good and necessary and had to be directed at both parties. They made the case for moral accountability ...
|We are all right-wingers now....
Thomas Frank, What's the Matter With Kansas , interviews Adolph Reed, Jr., professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and contributor to The Nation, on his essay in the ...
|Here's Where You Can Get Arrested For DUI Weeks After Smoking Marijuana
A very interesting and eye-opening article from [HuffPo http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/31/marijuana-dui_n_4520129.html] on pot, legal or otherwise, and driving under the influence. Driving ...
|XL, Koch Brothers, & Third Way
Because global warming isn't bad enough.... What is at issue in the Keystone XL and Alberta tar sands matter and governmental policies that will determine whether the tar-sands oil will undercut the ...
|Elizabeth Warren: Education Department Shouldn't Be A 'Lapdog'
Warren is the only one out there with a clue or a bat. No accountability in Washington, NSA, Pentagon, Education, DOJ, or any place else infiltrated and own by the Wall Street crooks. Time to ...
|While everyone's focused on XL.....
When a ruptured pipeline spilled 20,000 barrels of oil into a North Dakota wheat field last month, a state health official said it was “the best place it could’ve occurred” — far from ...
|dkos needs to keep up with the group
I am certainly not a part of the social media generation, but even I know enough about Twitter to make dailykos and its content more effective. In two minutes, I found two prime examples of how ...
|Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Be On Budget Conference Committee
Talk about waking up to good news on a beautiful and rainy fall day, this is it. Bernie Sanders is on the Budget Conference Committee. The only thing that could make it better would be Elizabeth ...
|Nameless and Shameless
I saw this story in the Huffington Post, and I was disgusted and angered. I have been sending it to media outlets and posters on dailykos that do a much better job of writing than I do - ...
|End the War on Drugs
and quit turning out kids into criminals. [We are criminalizing more people faster than any country on the globe. http://www.prb.org/articles/2012/us-incarceration.aspx] Since 2002, the ...
|John Roberts Shows Cold-Blooded Calculation In His Supreme Court Rulings
This [article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court-doma_n_3434870.html?utm_hp_ref=politics] written by Howard Fineman for HuffingtonPost gives voice to the manipulation that is ...
|Nancy Pelosi Booed, Heckled Over Edward Snowden, NSA Comments At Netroots Nation 2013
As she spoke about the need to "balance" privacy and security, a man stood and yelled, "it's not a balance, it makes us less safe." The man continued to decry "secret courts," and staffers began to ...
|Jobs - Help Wanted
I got this list from someone I know. If you are looking for a new job, here is an extensive list of positions available in SE Michigan. Please apply as directed. https://drive.google.com/?usp=...
|Need help: Adobe XI Standard
I need to merge several different files, word excel, pdf, into one PDF document. I also want to hot link the table of contents. What software should I use? I am no techie, designer, or desk ...
|Facebook Paid A Negative 40.4 Percent Tax Rate In 2012
Facebook isn’t the only company using such loopholes to lower its burden. Levin’s Senate subcommittee accused Apple, Google and Microsoft of dodging billions in taxes by using potentially ...
|Losing is losing, and I've had enough of it.
[How conservatives still run America, despite losing elections http://www.salon.com/2013/04/05/how_conservatives_still_run_america_despite_losing_elections/] Social security and gun safety are but ...
|As a species, we leave a lot to be desired.
I always donate to the Humane Society, and I do click on the link below daily to help feed shelter animals. It is free and easy to remember to do if you link it to your bookmark task bar. I ...
|Detroit's EFM: four tax liens in four years
It really can't get much funnier than this. Detroit, MI: As of Friday morning, recently-appointed Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr had two outstanding liens on his $1 million home ...
|Snyder to appoint Romney as Detroit's EM?
Snyder is on TV as giddy as a 14 year old girl with a date with Justin Bieber. He says his candidate for the job of Detroit's Emergency Manager is "big". Speculation is running rampant all over ...
|This is too good an opportunity to miss.
On the front page, Joan McCarter posted the following diary: [What are your budget priorities? Tell the Senate Democrats http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/29/1183150/-What-are-your-budget-...
|Jennifer Granholm: Romney Stuck 'A Knife In Our Back' With Auto Bailout Opposition||dkmich||10/26/2012||9||23||-||-|
|MI POLL - stick a fork in him
Metro Detroit is mainly comprised of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. Per the 2010 Census, they represent almost 30% of the state's entire population. Oakland County is Republican. Our ...
|MI Labor Shortage
As the great recession threw millions out of work and into state employment and training offices, one thing became obvious. Labor market information from the state and the [Bureau of Labor Market ...
|Dow Jones: Obama Wins
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has soared 62% since President Barack Obama took the oath of office during some of the darkest days of the Great Recession. The Dow was just below 8,000 then and ...
|GM stock soars, workers get 7K bonus, and MI hands Romney his @ss.
OMG. Michigan's primary season is on, and I don't know whether to laugh or cry. The season kicked off this afternoon when Gov. Snyder personally showed up to endorse Romney at the Farmington ...
|"bin Laden's dead & GM is alive"
The Great Recession gave a knock out punch to an already struggling auto industry and thousands of MI engineers and IT people poured into the unemployment lines. Things were so bleak for so long ...
|Need a Job and Affordable Housing?
There are jobs everywhere for engineers and IT in Michigan. If you have skills and need a job, Michigan is the place to be. The highest wages were reported in Auburn Hills, Michigan for ...
|MI Teachers Recall Teabagger Nemesis
Hooray and one big attaboy to the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and teachers. They did what the Michigan Democratic Party and the rest of Michigan's unions are refusing to do, which is to ...
|Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers
The real welfare queens in this country aren't old people, unions, or single moms. They're the .01%. Like parasites on a host, they are latched onto the taxpayer teat; and they don't intend to ...
|2 Wed at Occupy Detroit
Today a couple, not encamped but sympathetic to the cause, tied the knot at Occupy Detroit in Grand Circus Park. The ceremony was performed by a local celebrity who produces a horror-movie TV ...
|Taibbi clarifies his advice to OWS: Break up the banks!
Break up the Banks!
|Taibbi: My Advice to WS Protestors w/update on picture
If anybody understands how corrupt Wall Street and our politicians are, it would be Matt Taibbi. When you have time, a colorful, emotional and informative read through his work is worth every ...
|100+ MI jobs, $30-60/hr.
There are 100 plus jobs available in [Plymouth http://www.city-data.com/city/Plymouth-Michigan.html] and [Hollandhttp://www.city-data.com/city/Holland-Michigan.html], Michigan. Please feel free ...
|More Meta - but w/a smile||dkmich||09/13/2011||11||5||-||135|
|Obama: the only case for bi-partisanship.
Well lo and behold this opinion piece written by an Australian and published in [aljazeera http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/09/20119474217665992.html] actually makes Obama's case ...
|TU is broken.
[On tip jars and auto-ban http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/30/1011917/-On-tip-jars-and-auto-ban?via=search] was posted by Kos yesterday. If you missed it, please take the time to read the meat ...
|9/11: Ten Years Later, Americans Still Stupid and Vulnerable
I normally don't take the time to read or listen to things that pertain to 9/11. Thanks to Bush, Guilianni and a useless press, there isn't much written or said that I find worth my time. As 9/...
|New York Attorney General Kicked Off Government Group Leading Foreclosure Probe
I encourage you to [read the whole article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/new-york-attorney-general-eric-schneiderman_n_934517.html#comments] for the twists and turns, but what it boils ...
|Taibbi: Democrats take a dive. (w/update)
As only Taibii can..... Now, Barack Obama has surrendered control of the budget to the Tea Party, whose operatives in congress used the same suicide-bomber tactic, threatening a ...
|Progressive Caucus Calls Emergency Meeting
This whole heist deserves a roll call vote on the record. If Obama can pass his grand bargain, let him. Call, write, email lobby the members of these two groups, and ask them whose side they're ...
|Free solar lighting in the slums of Manila
Ingenious project in the slums of Manila gives thousands of poor Filipinos solar light by sticking plastic bottles filled with water and bleach into the roof of their homes. You just have to check ...
|Democrats to meet terrorists demands.
No puzzle here. Why accept 75% of the loaf when you know you can have it all. White House: Before Boehner walked, debt deal was close at hand Bob Cusack and Sam Youngman - 07/22/11 ...
|Michigan Polls: Romney slight edge
Please check out the links. There's a lot more information behind them. [Michigan Democrats unhappy with party's failures, poll shows http://www.freep.com/article/20110721/NEWS06/...
|General Motors: Made in the USA
[ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/business/08subcompact.html] — General Motors is trying to do what no other automaker has accomplished before — make money on ...
|MI: Foster children would only be allowed to get clothing from second hand stores
Seriously, no one can make this kind of stuff up. It only goes to show that Republicans like Casswell belong in therapy and not in the legislature. Under a new budget proposal from ...
|Why Progressives Keep On Losing: Premature Exhilaration
This [article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/why-progressives-keep-on_b_847054.html] was written by Richard (RJ) Eskow, Consultant, Writer, Senior Fellow with The Campaign for America's ...
|Snyder, dismantling k-12
If education is sooooooo important to jobs and Michigan jobs are #1, why is Snyder destroying our K-12 schools, pricing 4 year degrees even further out of reach of Michigan's parents and children, ...
|Snyder, sinking like a rock.
Public Policy Polling found that 50% of Michiganders disapprove of the job Rick Snyder is doing, compared to 33% who approve. He has sunk lower and faster than Walker in WI and Kasich in OH. His ...
|MI doesn't pay for teacher retirement
Rick Snyder can't wait to cut funding to Michigan's public universities and K-12 school districts. He is holding the community colleges harmless, which I find suspicious - but that's another story.
|America's Shrinking Billionaire Class
The Forbes list revealed that the top ten wealthiest have a combined net worth of $406billion, up from $342billion in 2010.
|More austerity for the unemployed..another safety net bites the dust.
First, they lost their jobs, then their unemployment checks and probably their homes. Now the government wants to take away their retraining money and kick them out of school. The ...
|Feds award $8.4 million to help develop batteries for electric vehicles
The U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium LLC today awarded an $8.4 million development contract to Cobasys LLC in Lake Orion, MI for the development of electric-vehicle lithium-ion battery packs and ...
|Workforce Development: Detroit market has 800+ tech jobs available
Detroit knows about income equality better than most, and its doing its best to keep manufacturing jobs in the US. Detroit now ranks as the fastest-growing metro area for technology jobs, ...
|Workforce Development: 1000+ jobs in SE MI for IT, Engineers, Other (w/updates and thanks)
Engineers and IT pros who have left Michigan in search of work— it's time to come home! Out-of-state job seekers that cannot attend should forward their resumes to gentrym@...
|Workforce Development: Engineering & IT Jobs
As most of you know, the southeast area of MI got hammered by the recession and the automotive bankruptcies. Many of our dislocated workers left town with their families for new jobs in new states ...
|How dare Detroit be seen in a positive light!
OMG, something good happened to Detroit, and the right wing is pissed. Mark Steyn, a conservative commentator filling in for Rush Limbaugh on Monday, used the radio program and Chrysler's Super ...
|Workforce Development: The Ten American Industries That Will Never Recover
It has become clear that jobs in some industries may never come back or if they do it will take years or decades for a recovery. 24/7 Wall St. examined the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ ��
|Workforce Development: dkos job board
Meteor Blades asked me to post a few diaries on jobs, careers, training, and free job placement and training resources. This is my third diary on this topic, and I invite you to participate. ...
|Workforce Development: As goes GM, so goes the country....jobs!
People are still losing their jobs. The economy isn't creating enough jobs fast enough, but! things are looking up. Google plans to hire 6,200 new ...
|NYT: Financial Meltdown Was Avoidable
Well, it seems everyone could have predicted. All the damage, all the money wasted, all the broken families and businesses, and it all could have been avoided.
|Reich: China is eating our lunch.
Robert Reich is a strong advocate for a fairer distribution of the wealth and writes many articles on the plight of the economy and American worker. He had some thoughts on Obama's big pow wow ...
|No way in hell.
The problem is not only the staggering number of people who have lost their jobs, but the fact that many states entered the downturn with too little money salted away in the trust funds ...
|Playing for Change....
The Inspiration [Playing for Change http://www.playingforchange.com/] is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. ...
|Workforce Development: Job Search and Training
The job market is tough; but with some good research and careful planning, you can be better qualified and more marketable for the [jobs that are out there http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.
|Stupak: Lip stick on a Democrat||dkmich||11/07/2009||71||12||-||32|
|Selling of America||dkmich||04/10/2009||25||13||-||19|
|Obama forces Wagoner Out..Contracts only matter when they belong to WS
Apparently contracts and sacrifice from the people receiving taxpayer money are only off limits when it applies to Wall Street. I have no clue if Wagoner was good or bad or should have or shouldn'
|WS now wants to cut SS & Medicare because we can't afford it.
[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/jan/12/us-economy-medicare-social-security Guardian]: The classic definition of "chutzpah" is the kid who kills both of his ...
| Social Security
Update: -Boomers screwed again?- I had to change the title. It was turning this into something generational and that was never meant to be. WTF. What does our [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/
|Damn those welfare queens..
Am I talking about moms in mink coats driving Cadilacs and having babies for money? Nope. I'm talking about corporate welfare. Here is a close up look at the handouts that have been going on in ...
|Workforce Development: One-stops
|The Great Lakes: Trends and Impact.
[Cross posted at Dochdharma http://www.docudharma.com/frontPage.do] The modern history of the Great Lakes region can be viewed as a progression of intensifying use of a vast natural resource. ...
|Great Lakes: Introduction
Physical Characteristics The Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – span more than 750 miles from west to east and are an important part of the ...
|"Pompous, Self-Serving Son of a Bitch” Endorses McCain"
As the GOP primary battle waged, the wingnuts including Paul Weyrich opposed McCain with all of their holy rightousness and threatened to vote third party. Who is Paul Weyrich? ...
|The Great Lakes: fresh water seas
Over the course of history, many types of pollution have inflicted and been reduced in the region, yet significant challenges remain. These range from threats to divert water out of the Great ...
|North Pole Stand-off
Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway and the United States are squaring off over 1.2 million square kilometers (460,000 square miles) of Arctic seabed, thought to hold 25 percent of the world's ...
|What a drag it is getting old.....
Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they ...
|What would you like to say to Stenny Hoyer?||dkmich||06/20/2008||56||9||-||-|
|John McCain hates America.
The lobbying firm of McCain campaign manager Rick Davis acted in direct opposition to American foreign interests, which prompted a warning to McCain's Senate office from the United ...
|Take this job and shove it.
[Updated Job Data Analysis - January 2001 to April 2008 http://www.economicpopulist.org/?q=category/meta-tags-blog-entry/bls] From January 2001 to April 2008, only 3.8 million private-...
|IT Professionals Need a Job?
I routinely have access to jobs for IT, Engineers and other professionals. These jobs are full-time, permanent positions (not with a staffing company) in MI. There are no fees charged to the job ...
|Obama, what you really need to ask.
Disclosure: I am an eclectic Independent supporting Edwards. Although race, religion, and age are a part of this diary, they are extraneous to the topic. The focus of this diary is unity and ...
|Jane Hamsher on Obama
Disclosure: I support John Edwards, Bernie Sanders, Howard Dean, and Russ Feingold for President. Warning: This diary has been rated R and may contain ICB (Insensitive Candidate Bashing) or ...
|Different day, same ol'
[We need somebody to get in the race and challenge Democrats to be Democrats again. http://metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=9262] This Jack Lessenberry article was ...
|Dems broker deal with NRA.
Another deal has been brokered by the Democrats. This time, it doesn't make me want to run screaming out of the US and into Canada. The limited scope of this bill should be an example of how ...
|Pelosi rescues big oil from alternative fuels.
The original diary was deleted by me. I was angry when I wrote it because I am sick and tired of the attacks on Michigan's unemployed. No one on this site would use "retard" or snarl at Katrina ...
|Democrats Sold us Out
They sold us out on the war, immigration and trade. So how much is this immigration bill gonna cost you? As you read this, just remember that social security is going broke, and we can't afford ...
|Rangel & Pelosi really pissed me off.
Yesterday, I read [Sirota's diary on trade http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/5/10/181933/865]. I was furious that Pelosi and Rangel were cutting secret trade deals in the backroom with the biggest ...
|What's that sucking sound?
40 million high-skill American jobs leaving for other countries. Alan Blinder, a Princeton economist, predicts that 40 million computer programming bookeeping, graphic deisgn ...
| Frost Belt is Irrelevent
[Michigan has become irrelevant http://www.mlive.com/news/statewide/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1175812803233770.xml&coll=1&thispage=1] Written that campaign check yet to Hillary ...
|Poll: Approval Rating Of Dem-Controlled Congress Sinks To 28%
This isn't good. A new poll finds that the approval rating of the Dem-controlled Congress is on the skids among not just Republicans, but Democrats, too -- and the pollster speculates ...
|Boomers, Who We Are
We have had lots of demographic polling at dkos about who we are. The more extensive polls go into great detail to clearly define or describe the choices that are being laid out. From those polls, ...
[Big bucks on Wall Street stirs up outrage http://www.amny.com/news/local/am-bonus1221,0,1507173.story?coll=am-topheadlines] Goldman Sachs disclosed this week it paid CEO Lloyd ...
|FYI: Moyers Return to Investigative Reporting on PBS in October||dkmich||09/10/2006||129||262||21||43|
|DKos History: The Pie Fights||dkmich||05/29/2006||185||15||9||140|
|The case for publicly fund elections for the House, Senate, and WH.||dkmich||05/06/2006||26||7||-||8|
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