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|KY-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Rand Paul's (R) Pro-Extinction Bill
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: Republicans in Congress have a problem. They ...
|Climate Change is a hoax but Prayer caused Texas Floods
|The Volcker Rule Doesn't Violate NAFTA
This one is for the Finance Minister of Canada, Joe Oliver. He erroneously claims that the Volcker rule, implemented as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010,
|The First Strike in the New World
On this day in Labor History, we are going all the way back to the year 1786. That was the day when what labor historians widely consider “America’s First Strike” occurred in Philadelphia, ...
|The Rick Smith Show||06/02/2015||5|
|June 1, 2015
Ok, now the fun starts... Today was Move-in Day at the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge, or as I like to think of it, the World's Greatest Science Fair For Adults. I wrote yesterday that the Garage ...
|I'm STILL slack-jawed.
|Pew: Millennials Distrust Fox News More Than Any Other News Source
A new study by the Pew Research Center reveals some striking generational disparities between America's news consumers. The study's results cast the light of perspective on the marketing hype of Fox ...
|Change At The DNC Is Overdue
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to be removed. He or she does not have to be progressive but they need to wake up every morning looking to grow the party. They need to be able to go head ...
|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 ...
|PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/29/15 Edition||poopdogcomedy||06/01/2015||2|
|How the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the Core of the U.S. Pivot to China
With the conflict over the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands between Japan and China coming to the forefront in the discussion over the U.S. pivot to China, the Trans-Pacific Partnership now seems more like a ...
|Minnesota hospitals will soon be allowed to dispense medical marijuana
Minnesota hospitals will soon have more treatment options for patients Hospitals in Minnesota will soon be allowed to dispense marijuana:
|Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones to WFM: "Awaken the slumbering giant from his long dream of ages."
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Thursday ...
|Jeb Bush on his brother's successes and mistakes: 'He kept us safe'
Jeb Bush Man, Jeb Bush is taking all the popular positions. In an ...
|Pols are pols and do what they do: when O'Malley loved the DLC
FTR, a 2007 Martin O'Malley and Harold Ford (!) column in defense of "the vital center" (and the DLC): Some liberals are so confident about Democratic prospects that they contend the centrism that ...
|Anti-TPP Top Dem Rosa DeLauro: POTUS "is in bed with the multinational corporations"
The gloves are off, the sides have been clearly drawn. It's the president, the Republican Party and business versus the people, workers, labor and most of the Democratic Party. And a top House ...
|BREAKING: MURDER CHARGES Against Rana Plaza Owners Who Killed 1,137 Human Beings
I have written often that the only way we stop the killing of workers and the widespread thievery of billions of dollars is to put executives in jail. Fines are complete nonsense and a cost of doing ...
|Standing for What You Believe
Would you be willing to risk your job to stand up for the rights that you believe in? For postal worker Henry Gerber, the answer to that question was a resounding yes. And so On this day in ...
|The Rick Smith Show||06/01/2015||1|
|TPP: Call 'Em Out In the House, Now!
In a previous post, I discussed the likelihood that the Fast-Track bill, if it passed the House, would need to return to the Senate again to align the different bills produced by the two Houses. I ...
|Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Beltaine with Walter Crane
Note 1: This was supposed to be "Part 2" of a single Beltaine Diary of which my Diary entitled "Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket" was to be "Part 1". (So I'm posting this now, even ...
|Hellraisers Journal: "Yet..you uphold every act of your executives [who] employed these gunmen."
One of the most terrible parts of the Ludlow massacre was when the associated militia took the corpse of a boy, shot and burned, to his father and said, "Here, take the damn thing.” -Judge ...
|Obama Declares Texas A Disaster: Prelude To Martial Law?
Late Friday, in response to a request from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, President Obama signed an order declaring Texas a disaster area . The action makes federal funds available from the Federal ...
|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 ...
|At least 385 Americans have been shot and killed by police in the U.S. already this year
The year is not even half over : In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in ...
|Labor for Bernie!
Bernie Sanders - The President We ...
|Robert Reich: Strong Unions Mean a Strong Middle Class
In a recent blog and video , former Bill Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich noted that the decimation of the American labor movement is directly related to the diminution of the middle class. ...
|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 ...
|NYT Defense of Clinton Coverage: Drudge Loves It
No seriously, that's what they said : The editor running the coverage, Carolyn Ryan, is more than satisfied with the results so far. “We’ve had extraordinary and world-beating coverage,” Ms. ...
|The Inoculation Project 5/31/2015: STEM Activities & Books
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|Jury sees through Reefer Madness, acquits man on felony marijuana charges
AlterNet , which does an excellent job of keeping THIS ISSUE front and center, as any genuine progressive/liberal media entity would. It is essentially a medical marijuana story wherein cops, again,
|The white riot that burned Greenwood to the ground
Smoke billowing over Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921 The Oklahoma "where the ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/31/2015||241|
On this day in Labor History the year was 1889. Nestled in western Pennsylvania was the community known as Johnstown. The town and surrounding area was home to 23,000 people, families of ...
|The Rick Smith Show||05/31/2015||7|
|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 ...
|It Is Time To Stand Up for Ourselves ! Time To Demand Our Rights
You all have been reading my diaries for a while now. You know I have been treated like crap from PM. You also know that I have been fed up with our treatment. Not just mine but everyone who has ...
|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, ...
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 ...
|Why 2 Years of free college is a brilliant idea.
Imagine what would dominate the national political conversation if overall unemployment was still hovering at 12, 15 or ever 20 percent. Well those statistics are still a shocking reality for ...
|The UK's New Conservative Fantasy: The "Blanket Ban"
We urgently need to be paying more attention to the recent escalation in the "War on Drugs" across the pond in England. Otherwise, the U.S. could find itself in a similar position in the future. ...
|This week in the war on workers: Did Kevin Johnson destroy black mayors group over charter schools?
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Former All-Star NBA point guard Kevin Johnson is now the mayor of Sacramento, California—and the destroyer of the 40-year-old National Conference of Black Mayors. ...
|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,
|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 ...
|Economics Of The Poor Part 2: How A More Equitable World Is Possible
After mentioning life at the bottom in my previous diary, I thought I'd mention policy prescriptions that could and would help the lower classes. Some of which we might already have were Congress ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Pummeled! "Frank Walsh Knocks Out Young Rockefeller in Three Days' Battle"
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday ...
|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 ...
|Dear Idiot Americans
Greetings, all you white supremacists, you Neo-Nazi Nutbags, you teabaggers and all you other racist Hatriots spreading your ignorant Islamaphobia all over this country; all you who equate 'science" ...
|In Memoriam, Ch. M., 1564 - 30 May, 1593
“Dead shepherd, now I find your saw of might: Whoever loved, that loved not at first sight?” –Wm. Shakespeare, “As You Like It” “His life he contemned, in comparison of liberty of ...
|SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
Hey all. No one is on deck for this morning, so you'll have to make your own coffee. The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home ...
|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 ...
|Distraction: Ever wonder about "Crane Form Kung Fu"?
It came from cranes. No....really. A crane has, for whatever reason, fallen into a tiger's den at a zoo and cannot get out. There are 3 tigers, quite interested in the bird. The crane is maybe ...
|"We didn't have enough processing power for women players in our videogame"
Sydney Leroux is apparently too hard to draw.
|Is Progressivism in the Eye of the Beholder?
Thomas Palley recently blogged a post that was cross-posted at Naked Capitalism where I read it. In it, he discussed the question of whether Hillary Clinton's apparent intention to run as a ...
|Get Ready to Call 'Em Out On the TPP!
So, on May 22, the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (“Fast Track”) Bill passed the Senate 62 – 37, with 14 Democrats defecting to the pro-Fast TracK/Trade-Pacific Partnership (TPP) forces. ...
|Happy Birthday Daily Kos, and...
happy birthday to me as well. May 26 2002 May 26 ...
|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 ...
|Russian Waitress educates customer on how to treat a woman.
Because he clearly didn't know. 2 guys are at a bar, the waitress is nearby...waiting. She approaches the man on the further barstool with what appears to be the check and he responds by trying to ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
| Aussie cops raid stoner's home, post his to-do list on twitter.
found on CNN Essentially, the police raided - actually raid is too strong: they executed a search warrant with no report of theatrics - this man's house and found this and posted it. It was ...
|Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War
Is the title of this post by someone named Jim Wright, which I think you will want to read. It is a totally brutal putdown of the likes of Mitt Romney and John McCain, of the neocons who pushed us ...
|Ancient Europe: Solutrean
Prehistory refers to the past for which there is no written history, which means that the primary information comes from the findings of archaeology. One of the periods of European prehistory is the ...
|An image of Hillary Clinton that might surprise you
appears on p. 158 of the new book by former CIA #2 Michael Morrell, a book titled The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Against Terrorism From Al Qaeda to ISIS . It is in the context of the planning ...
|Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
|Praise for Joy of Fishes
A short diary, praising the kindness, dedication, compassion, and steadfast good spirit who is known here as Joy of Fishes. More may be forthcoming from others Kossacks. I'll merely remark that she ...
|OK. Don't have a stroke while black in the vicinity of a cop.
Cops tasers AND pepper-sprays black man who is having a stroke. Saying he did nothing wrong, a Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed ...
|Glacier Park: The Trail of the Cedars (Photos and Meet Up Schedule)
Let’s say that you are a bit older, overweight, out of shape, and making your only visit to Glacier National Park. Now this is a National Park filled with hiking trails and lots of young, ...
A number with various connotation, none of which are relevant to this reflection. In this case it is merely a measure of longevity in years. My longevity. I can turn to my Facebook page as the ...
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