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|Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
|Pew Research study on public support for unions: More than one might think
One might think with all the union-bashing in corporate media, Faux News, multiple levels of government, and the general rhetoric, that unions are decidedly unpopular among Americans as a whole. ...
|GEO Corp Holds Annual Shareholders' Meeting; Dream Defenders Show Up
On Wednesday, the 29th of April, GEO Corporation held its annual shareholders' meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. A little back story: GEO Corporation, if you don't know, is the largest prison for ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
|You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
|Jeez Kossaks, don't miss this diary:
Serious scholarship presenting unpleasant truth: A-White-Son-Of-Ferguson-On-Why-St-Louis-Can-t-...
It is completely counter-intuitive to turn in to suffering. In fact, most people spend their entire lives trying to aim for pleasure and avoid suffering. The problem with that strategy is that ...
|Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
|The Slow Burn of Living Well
Hello world! Although this is my first Daily Kos diary, I'm willing to bet at least a few people on this site have read my name before, even if you don't recognize it. My name, by the way, is ...
|Marriage Equality - The #MarRef in Ireland
For those of you that hadn't yet heard, on 22 May 2015 - less than 3 weeks from today - a public referendum will be held to amend the constitution of the Republic of Ireland to recognize same-sex ...
|an oil glut without drilling rigs; production, inventories and the fracklog...
on record inventories and near record production despite the collapse of oil patch ...
|What a Long, Strange Trip it's Been!
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. Tomorrow afternoon, I meet my rheumatologist. I have no idea what is going to happen, or if this is truly real; I feel like I’ve been living and ...
I like almost everything about the fitness center at University. I like the stylish two-story building: something like an Art Moderne airplane hangar. I like the stupendous view of the bay from the ...
|Ayn Randed Part 4: Substance Abuse
During the short space in my early 20s when I took Ayn Rand's philosophy seriously, it occurred to me more than once that perhaps I found it appealing because I could understand it. Kant? No, I can't,
|Top Comments: Never Doubt... Edition
Tonight was my last teaching a class that I'll tell you a story about over the orange croissant and after a word from our sponsor... Here at Top Comments we strive to nourish community by ...
|Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
|Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket
One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, history was made at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois. This piece of history was so critically important to the lives of working men and ...
|US Auto Industry Digs Itself Back Into the Same Hole
Talk about a flat learning curve - the US auto industry was bailed out back in 2009 as part of the TARP stimulus package for the banking and auto industry, but they're right back to the same ...
|Bernie, Hillary and the really really important future for our children, grandchildren....
Here's the thing. I love Bernie and have been supporting him for some time. But just because I love Bernie, will support/work for and vote for him does not mean I have to trash Hillary. This is ...
|Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
|Conversation in a Rural Midwest Barbershop
I live in the rural Midwest. Agriculture is the dominant activity, and most folks live in small towns. In many respects, it is a good place to live. People are mostly decent and hard working. ...
|The New York Times tackles my heritage and city
José Martí and cigar workers on the steps of V.V. Ybor's factory, 1893 Imagine my surprise this morning, when my usual ...
|The Inoculation Project 5/3/2015: Physics in Baltimore
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|I ♥ Democratic Socialism: Under cover at the "cleanest country music show on earth"
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line I Walk the Line , by Johnny Cash ...
|House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
|Top Comments: CHKDSK Edition
So... my laptop decided it HAD to fail to boot, hang on startup, amd then demanded we CHKDSK. Needless to say, TC is delayed a bit so thank you for your patience. Follow me below the dingledoodle ...
|Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
|Maryland - Truth & Reconcilliation
Baltimore - Washington - 2015 Born and raised in Maryland in the 1940s and 50s, I've spent the last half-decade settling family affairs in Prince Georges County between Baltimore and Washington DC. ...
|Michigan Seismic Event -- 4.0
Michigan experienced a 4.0 seismic event ----8 kilometers south of Galesburg, MI -- at 12:23 PM today, Saturday. It shook my house in East Lansing, was noted by MSU employees and East Lansing ...
|The Easter Rising, 1916, Part I
On Easter Monday morning, April 24, 1916, hundreds of men and women arrived at Liberty Hall, Dublin, many by bicycle, ready to fight for their independence from England. They came from the Irish ...
|You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
|This week in science: stardrive?
There is great excitement in some corners of the space exploration community this week, as several NASA people opened up a discussion with engineers and others outside the agency over a mysterious,
|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging, Vol. 11.10: The Beginning of May
Good morning, gardeners, and welcome to the Saturday Morning Garden Blog! "A wizard must have passed this way, since - was it only yesterday? That all was bare, and now behold, a hundred cups of ...
|Victory! Fracking defeated in Florida!
I've been working on this Florida issue, so happy to spread the news that even in Florida with enough work and fantastic allies we can accomplish the almost impossible. How we did it was with ...
|Major Defeat for Rick Scott: Judge orders Google to turn over data on Gov. Rick Scott’s e-mail
A serious defeat for FL Governor Rick Scott. The Miami Herald has the breaking news In a major defeat for Gov. Rick Scott, a California judge on Thursday ordered Google to turn over the computer IP ...
|Dear Bill Gates, Will you lead on climate change?
We've tried everything else, it's time to ask a member of our own oligarchy if he will lead us in humanities greatest challenge. The Gates Foundation has done many good things including helping to ...
|Baltimore riots flared up in a poisonous, toxic environment. Literally.
The Baltimore riots need to be dissected to the root causes. The Media seems to be portraying the rioters in a strictly stereotypical negative cast which neglects any study into why it is that ...
|CA Governor Brown comes out swinging; calls for more aggressive state climate goals
How do you like me now? California Governor Jerry Brown is feeling the heat, ...
|John Kerry: Climate leadership needs to come from mayors & citizens in lieu of government commitment
Remember Arctic Ice? There's less of it every year. Extraordinary words coming from our Secretary of State who seems to be hitting his stride. He seems born to the job and his passion for the ...
|Chipotle to stop serving genetically altered food
There are a lot of urgent issues out there today but when we win a small victory we need to acknowledge it because they are too few and far between. Having a large corporate food industry entity ...
|High Impact Posts: April 26, 2015||jotter||04/27/2015||5|
|The Lusty Meatless Monday
Who knew that the easiest and most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (pdf) to slow the worst effects of climate change could also be your simplest route to a lusty, sexy you. It ...
|Week's High Impact Posts: April 18-24, 2015||jotter||04/26/2015||5|
|High Impact Posts: April 25, 2015||jotter||04/26/2015||5|
|High Impact Posts: April 24, 2015||jotter||04/25/2015||6|
|High Impact Posts: April 23, 2015||jotter||04/24/2015||5|
|High Impact Posts: April 22, 2015||jotter||04/23/2015||5|
|Macca's Meatless Monday: All we are saying is give Earth a chance
This is a redux of my 2013 Earth Day series post. Enjoy! Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.
|High Impact Posts: April 21, 2015||jotter||04/22/2015||7|
|50,000 Endangered Species Condoms Given Away for Earth Day! Way to Celebrate!
Today is Earth Day 2015. What better way to celebrate than with this press release from the awesomeness of Center for Biological Diversity : TUCSON, Ariz.— More than 500 volunteers will give ...
|High Impact Posts: April 20, 2015||jotter||04/21/2015||5|
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