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Worlds Enough and Time
Everywhere I look, stories of our current condition and perilous plight greet my eyes. Economic collapse, massive unemployment, infrastructure degradation, environmental ...
ThePensMight 06/02/2015 1
LGBT Computer Science Scholarship at UC San Diego
The Center for Networked Systems at UC San Diego has just created a scholarship for LGBT students called the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship supports Computer Science and ...
gmporter 06/02/2015 1
Boss telling woman that 'babies need their mamas' is not discrimination, jury says
What the ever-loving hell does a company or specific boss have to do to a woman to lose a pregnancy discrimination case? A federal ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 3
Jeb Bush thinks retirement age is 65, and wants you to work until you're 70
If you missed Face the Nation on Sunday, you missed Jeb ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 77
If 'Peevish' Cops Can't Kick Your Black Butt and Break the Law They Won't Do Their Jobs
We are in the second day of the fundraiser for my site ChaunceyDeVega.com. I would like to thank the folks who have donated so far. Their generosity is much appreciated. If you can, are able, and ...
chaunceydevega 06/02/2015 19
Exploring what it means when police refuse to provide medical attention to their victims
Actions show intent and emotion. When I kiss my kids at night and tell them I love them before they go to bed, it's because how I feel about them emotionally has to be demonstrated to be ...
Shaun King 06/02/2015 23
Toosdai Critters
Those of you who ...
triciawyse 06/02/2015 36
Guantánamo Bay prisoner: CIA used sexual abuse and other torture not included in Senate report
Majid Khan has been in U.S. custody since 2003. His name is Majid Khan. Born in Pakistan, he is a legal resident of the United States, having lived in Maryland and graduated from a Baltimore ...
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 32
Judge upholds labor board rule bringing union representation elections into the 21st century
Here's something new: a court upholding a policy that business lobby groups say is unfairly pro-worker. The first of two legal challenges to the National Labor Relations Board's rule modernizing ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 4
Loretta Lynch has achieved the impossible: Sepp Blatter is stepping down.
The Guardian reports that Sepp Blatter is stepping down from FIFA. An extraordinary congress will be called to choose a replacement and he will not stand as a candidate. The proximate cause is the ...
SantaFeMarie 06/02/2015 104
Pro-Police White Supemacist Brawl with #BlackLivesMatter Protestors in Olympia WA and Lose
I don't think this is really a good thing, but it certainly could have been much worse as a set of five to ten Neo-Nazi Pro-Police protestors clashed with about 150 others who were their to ...
Frank Vyan Walton 06/02/2015 10
Teen stripped of National Honor Society position because she dared wear a sun dress—in Florida
A young woman wearing a sun dress in Florida? Oh, my! Cameron Boland is by all accounts a model student—captain of the basketball team, class president, delegate for the leadership camp Girl State,
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 119
Cracks Appear In America’s Two-Family Political Dynasty In Latest CNN/ORC and ABC/WaPo Polls
My takeaways from these two latest polls (and folks here who follow my comments know I’m NOT a fan of these absurdly early, extremely volatile numbers): Hillary’s experiencing some significant ...
bobswern 06/02/2015 117
Corrosion, rust, and holes inside busy Washington D.C. bridge
Knowing that two lanes of a major bridge in the nation's capital had to be closed for emergency repairs is scary enough. ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 4
The Daily Bucket - an otter daily bucket
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 06/02/2015 39
The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"
"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned. After failing 30 years ago as a lawyer for the Reagan Administration, Chief Justice John ...
justiceputnam 06/02/2015 1
Rick Santorum to Pope: Shut Up.
Since Pope Francis came out last month telling Catholics that God will judge those who do not preserve the environemnt , it was a matter of time before the backlash from Republican aspirants became ...
Canid Micturate 06/02/2015 96
Climate Change is a hoax but Prayer caused Texas Floods
Says Glenn Beck The conservative broadcaster said the devastating floods were God’s answer to Perry’s 2011 prayer proclamation to end a prolonged drought in Texas, reported Right Wing Watch. “...
xxdr zombiexx 06/02/2015 41
Connect! Unite! Act! Glacier National Park, Maine, & Phoenix Meet-up Info — Burn Out?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Azazello 06/02/2015 82
Warren blasts SEC chair
As a former Wall Street lawyer, I sometimes am amazed at how unfamiliar people are with the interlocking relationships that exists between large law firms and large financial institutions and ...
fladem 06/02/2015 43
Chalk Up One For the Good Guys :-)
I mentioned in a comment the other day that an intellectually disabled man here in Oregon had been picked up & extradited to Kansas on a totally fabricated charge- Background Well, after a bunch ...
FarWestGirl 06/02/2015 16
Bernie Sanders - A Man With A Cause
The Sanders train is gathering momentum. From The New Yorker : Bernie Sanders: A Man With a Cause Six days after formally entering the 2016 Presidential race, Senator Bernie Sanders is having some ...
LieparDestin 06/02/2015 31
NBC's Seth Meyers To Bernie Sanders: A Lot of Things You Believe "Majority of Americans Believe"
In which Bernie Sanders also answers the question about egads "socialism." This is five minutes worth watching--as millions did.
Tasini 06/02/2015 109
Occupy Endorses Bernie Sanders: Let's MoneyBomb Him
Minutes before Bernie Sanders' preliminary announcement for his presidential candidacy, Occupy.com made its case: Given New Hampshire’s proximity to Sanders’s home state of Vermont and the ...
louisev 06/02/2015 97
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Happy LGBT Pride Month Golly gee, what might we have to celebrate this year? How about this: last year at this time 19 states issued marriage licenses to same-...
Bill in Portland Maine 06/02/2015 73
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
Morning Open Thread - Turns
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 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free to ...
Joy of Fishes 06/02/2015 73
It's Not Complicated
We humans more times than not, make thing far more complicated than they really are...
nicolemaschke 06/02/2015 28
The Christian Right Hands Down Another Death Sentence
In Australia, the push for marriage equality has reached a tipping point. We're seeing opponents change their minds like never before, and yesterday, a bill was introduced into our Parliament to ...
leftprogressive 06/02/2015 17
and can we finally blame the GOP obstructionism for something
So the former DHS/TSA heads get lucrative private sector jobs, the minimum wage workers cop stuff like tablets out of your bags, and the delays in approving agency heads and funding by an ...
annieli 06/02/2015 9
How about some good news out of Arizona?
Over the last week, local and national news stories, including a handful of my diaries here, have ...
Mother Mags 06/01/2015 44
IAN: Tuesday, June 2, 2015: Penitentes or Penitentes? You Decide.
One thing leads to another. . . wasn't there a song about that? Tuesday! A day to make strange connections. . .
ejoanna 06/01/2015 15
I'm STILL slack-jawed.
At the nightly meeting [withheld amount of time] ago, one of our managers asked us to please bring in any spare box cutters we might have laying around so that we might have enough for the new people.
Jimmy Rustler 06/01/2015 74
Chris Hedges Goes There: Karl Marx was Right
Chris Hedges Karl Marx Was Right Posted on May 31, 2015 " Here's the link. In a preface to "The Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy", Marx wrote: No social order ever ...
Zwoof 06/01/2015 179
End California's Judicial Corruption Now; Stop 2015-16 Illegal Budget Payments to Judges!
Unless we act, approximately thirty California counties and courts will pay “local judicial benefits” in addition to state compensation, to approximately 90% of 1,800 Superior Court judges in ...
Richard Fine 06/01/2015 3
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 ...
News Corpse 06/01/2015 19
Kansas Senate Melts Down, Effort To Reduce Debt Results in More Debt
The Kansas Senate finished their day, adjourning near 6PM with no budget in sight. In a late night move by Democrat Anthony Hensley (Topeka), Republicans had agreed the night before to lower sales ...
Chris Reeves 06/01/2015 84
Black Kos presents: Reading Group: Thomas Sugrue's Sweet Land of Liberty- Introduction
Welcome to the first diary of this Black Kos-hosted Reading Group series. Of course, you don't have to be a member of Black Kos to join this discussion; it's open for anybody and the more, the ...
Chitown Kev 06/01/2015 56
America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, Explains Religious Freedom
America's Best (fundamentalist) Christian, Betty Bowers, is back to school us on religious liberty. Many of us remember her magnificent explanation of what a Bible-based marriage is. With ...
librarisingnsf 06/01/2015 12
This is Us!
Amazon has launched a new documentary series about transgender and gender non-conforming people, called This is Me . This Is Me is an online series exploring contemporary issues faced by the trans ...
rserven 06/01/2015 3
Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
Flora's Organics is the tiny one-woman organic seedling/plant/flower/veg/fruit nursery of VERY LOW INCOME kosak Mona Twocats-Romero, a Native American in the running at the WellsFargo Works Project ...
mettle fatigue 06/01/2015 117
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 ...
OceanDiver 06/01/2015 47
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 ...
Alan Grayson 06/01/2015 8
The Guardian: In U.S., blacks killed by cops are twice as likely to have been unarmed as whites
This is a complicated piece of data , but it reveals something relatively simple. An unarmed black or brown person in America is much more likely to be killed by a police officer than an ...
Ian Reifowitz 06/01/2015 11
Cheers and Jeers: Monday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Mount Meathead Erupts. Again. - "The state of Maine saw the governor once again throw a temper tantrum." ---Maine Senate minority leader Justin Alfond (D) -
Bill in Portland Maine 06/01/2015 63
Morning Open Thread: A JEOPARDY! Champion's Wife Speaks Out
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 6:30 a.m. Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel ...
officebss 06/01/2015 107
LGBT Literature: Stonewall
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 05/31/2015 14
WAYWO: Open Thread
What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums. What I have been up to mostly lately is recovering from skin cancer surgery on my forehead. ...
winifred3 05/31/2015 44
Coop Backpacks thru Europe Part 3 - Comrades & Chur
Chur Switzerland So Friday morning my new travel companion Jack and I left Munich, Oktoberfest, and our army brat hosts, and based on our agreed upon plan, took off hitchhiking south for Switzerland.
leftyparent 05/31/2015 7
A Photo a Day: The Month of May
This is my fourth DKos installment of a Flickr 365 Flickr project. It began on New Year's Day and I've made it through May with at least one photo from each day. A retirement exercise where I put in ...
Eddie C 05/31/2015 23
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 ...
6412093 05/31/2015 58
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
Gourmets for McGovern Banana Cake
I found a small hand bound cookbook at the library book sale entitled Gourmets for Mc Govern. It is full of charming illustrations. The colophon reads "This cookbook has been peacefully and lovingly ...
StronzoBeastiale 05/31/2015 11
Morning Open Thread - Bad@ss Pilot Buys His Own Fighter Jet
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 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free to ...
Joy of Fishes 05/31/2015 52
The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
Frederick Clarkson 05/30/2015 21
WYFP? I dunno, I forgot.
Guys, I forgot. Plain and simple. It's an open thread again. Sincere apologies. WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and ...
bastrop 05/30/2015 161
What's for Dinner? v9.44: My Mediterranean Ring of Fire
Lebanese Taste Treats Most people think of a "Mediterranean Diet" as foods from Greece, Southern Italy and Spain, but have you looked at a map of the Mediterranean Sea? What about all the other ...
TX Scotia 05/30/2015 84
On the lighter side
We trans people are generally thought to have absolutely no sense of humor about ourselves. Generally, our response to someone who says that is that we are still waiting for them to say something ...
rserven 05/30/2015 6
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. ...
Laura Clawson 05/30/2015 55
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,
Otteray Scribe 05/30/2015 193
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 ...
CelticLassie 05/30/2015 123
In Longmont, CO: Gay Valedictorian gets silenced by HS principal, then outed to his parents.
Clearly, we still have a looong way to go fighting for LGBTQIA acceptance. From Boulder's Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_28209959/longmont-valedictorian-silenced-
ApostleOfCarlin 05/30/2015 325
Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
Source for image: Image ...
AllenMcw 05/30/2015 15
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Words of Wisdom for 2015 Grads "You're stepping into a world that's, well, pretty rough. It's pretty chaotic, pretty divisive. You've got climate change, you've ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/29/2015 152
IAN: May 29, 2015 Music to wake you up
Welcome to another Friday! So I'm having trouble waking up and focusing again today and I thought I'd share with you some music that gives me 'juice' when I need it. They also make good walking/...
FloridaSNMOM 05/28/2015 31
SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
Graphic by Michelle Robinson. Used by permission of the artist. Activist women have walked many different paths, and have come from many different places and life experiences to get to where we ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/28/2015 107
Those Damned Hippies. They Saved the Berkeley Post Office.
In early April, the US Postal Service won. They got a Federal Judge to dismiss , without prejudice, Berkeley's lawsuit against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office.
jpmassar 05/28/2015 16
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Things You Find Between the Sofa Cushions Please rise and place your hand over your heart as Billy in Portland Maine, age 7 circa 1972, leads us in the Pledge:
Bill in Portland Maine 05/28/2015 100
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I Learned from Republicans in May: The giant, pulsating Bin-O-Edumacation is already full to the brim with four days to go. To quote the great Colin Powell:
Bill in Portland Maine 05/27/2015 78
another breezy day at terrell's island
blueyedace2 05/26/2015 9
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Today He Makes It Official "The formal ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/26/2015 77
Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
Denise Oliver Velez 05/25/2015 114
"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
jpmassar 05/24/2015 29
How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/24/2015 518
Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
OOPS : Someone put an autoplay video embed in the comments. If you hear audio you can go here and stop the video from playing. -----
jpmassar 05/23/2015 275
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Rhetorical Candles on the Birthday Cake Pearls of wisdom and piles of horse dung from various political types born in May: "Economic growth without social ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/22/2015 117
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
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know: That President Obama has been on twitter for three days and hasn't posted a single funny cat pic shows he's not taking his twitter ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/21/2015 77
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… End of a Late Night Era There have been gazillions of words written " Late -ly" (Get it? Get it?) about the impact of David Letterman on late-night comedy. They'...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/20/2015 55

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