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Oil, Water, and Sand
When will we ever learn, these three basic ingredients -- Don't really Mix. Oil Spill Worse Than First Thought (Video) NBC News Channel -- May 21, ...
jamess 05/21/2015 7
The Run-up to Iraq War: Mother Jones Timeline
Since so many are in the " Iraq Revisionist " mode lately, I thought I'd post this VERY informative Timeline. Hopefully, it might put some helpful "side-bars" around all the "what we knew then" ...
jamess 05/21/2015 8
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 75
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
Tech Companies Step-up to Oppose the TPP
This is good to see -- and they make a few ' Patriotic ' arguments too ... Hundreds of tech companies line up to oppose TPP trade agreement by Sam Thielman in New York, theGuardian.com -- May 20, ...
jamess 05/20/2015 8
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
Elizabeth Warren fires up Democrats in California
In case you missed this, it was a pretty stirring speech: Elizabeth Warren at CA Democratic Convention 2015 link to video Published on May 16, 2015 -- cademorg Senator Elizabeth Warren ...
jamess 05/19/2015 32
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 110
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… In Which I Agree with the GOP Count me among those who don’t really give a crap whether or not ABC News prompter reader and "we'll have to leave it there" ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/19/2015 82
Cheers and Jeers: Monday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Intercepted! To: All Patriotic Texans who know what's really ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/18/2015 75
TPP: Corporate 'Tribunals' Bad for People, Environment & Climate Justice
Senator Elizabeth Warren has noted that ISDS is a policy in the new TPP, and she, other lawmakers, environmentalists and human right activists object to ISDS for good reasons. The full name of ...
Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse 05/17/2015 49
Tesla Powerwall, Take Two: The Pricepoint, The Competition, The Vision
After recapping the Tesla Powerwall last week-end, I commented that I would dig into the tech and the price points, a bit more critically this week-end. SOOOOO, here are a few note-worthy articles ...
jamess 05/17/2015 58
Empowering Corporations One Lawsuit at a time
That is what the Trans-Pacific Partnership will do if it passes into "law" -- as if Corporations needed any more help 'determining our collective destinies'. Corporate Profits will become the end-...
jamess 05/16/2015 56
Bernie's platform is a Progressive Platform
[...] Here it is, in his own words, from the first email of his campaign to supporters last week: Income and wealth inequality : In the U.S. today we have the most unequal wealth distribution of ...
jamess 05/16/2015 151
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: It's All Crazy Edition "Mike Huckabee enters the presidential race. So evangelical voters have a choice, which is more than he wants to give ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/15/2015 107
Spotlight on Courage ~ StDDs Week 37
No! Poverty is not to be blamed for the murder of Michael Brown. Lack of opportunities did not take the life of Freddie Gray. The "absent black father" was not responsible for killing Walter Scott. ...
JoanMar 05/15/2015 37
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Benjamin T. Montgomery (1819–1877) was an influential African-American inventor, landowner, and freedman. Ben ...
Black Kos 05/15/2015 118
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Billo Sees the Light? I gotta hand it to old ferret face. America's most famous guttersnipe pinhead may have finally come to his senses. Tuesday night, while ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/14/2015 75
Fast Tracking the TPP -- Pay No Attention to the Fine Print ... (on Child Labor)
Dems are fighting to see the Fine Print. Dems are fighting to add some Fine Print of their own -- specifically concerning the banning of "child labor" and the banning of "forced labor." And then ...
jamess 05/13/2015 25
Sen. McConnell: Fast Track Will Help Next GOP President Pass Trade Deals Over Dem Opposition
Republican Senate Majority Leader McConnell: “If we had a Republican president right now, not a single Democrat would vote for Trade Promotion Authority. So what I’ve said to my members, if we ...
TomP 05/13/2015 46
Michigan GOP moves to strip power of local governments to protect workers and the LGBT community
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Republicans have successfully branded themselves as the party that worships "local governmental control". They want federal regulations repealed and the power ...
Eclectablog 05/13/2015 11
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Take Two Megyn Kelly: Governor Bush, thanks for joining us again on Fox News to clear up something we asked you about on Monday. You said ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/13/2015 68
This is what 'Cheap Labor' looks like in Malaysia, and elsewhere
FORCED LABOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC GOODS IN MALAYSIA A Comprehensive Study of Scope and Characteristics by Verité EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [Pg 9] The conditions faced by foreign ...
jamess 05/12/2015 10
Merkley and Sanders Floor Speeches Against Fast Track today
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement suffered its first defeat today, as the Senate voted to block the Fast-Track authority sections of this ill-conceived proposal, in no small part due to some ...
jamess 05/12/2015 5
Breaking: No Charges in the Police Execution of Tony Robinson
This about sums it up. #TonyRobinson 's mother leaves crying, distraught. "They murdered my son." Family, friends comfort her, urge calm. — Dan Simmons (@MadDanWSJ) May 12, ...
jpmassar 05/12/2015 177
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Restavek - "One who stays with" is the word for a child slave in Haiti. Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez Ignoring Haiti and its problems is par for the course in the United ...
Black Kos 05/12/2015 126
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Tuesday George Blogging Happy Birthday to line crosser George Carlin, who would've turned 78 today. He spent many a glorious decade dissecting language, culture,
Bill in Portland Maine 05/12/2015 86
Some unheeded National Security Threat warnings
• Dept of Defense : Climate change will affect the Department of Defense's ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security . • ...
jamess 05/11/2015 26
Raul Castro: Pope Francis May Inspire Me to Go Back to Church
A very interesting story. No doubt Republican Catholics will consider becoming Southern Baptists or "impeaching" the Pope. The Pope's soft liberation theology is impacting people. “ I ...
TomP 05/11/2015 22
Michelle Obama's Powerful Speech on being the First Black FLOTUS
We all thought we knew some of the things the first black POTUS and FLOTUS would have to deal with in the very white White House. Most of us cannot wait to read the books that will be written by ...
JoanMar 05/11/2015 98

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