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|Open thread for night owls: UN experts warn of threats from secret 'trade' deals
RNs protest fast-track legislation in Sacramento, California in March 2015. At Common Dreams, Sarah Lazare ...
|"We managed to put a man on the moon. Now we need to put clean energy on Earth."
|Infighting in Kansas Senate Gives Small Number of Electeds Final Word
A deeply divided Kansas Senate debated the budget throughout the day in caucus and on the floor until Senate Republicans called for a do-over, reverting the bill to near original state and ...
|Game of Thrones 5.8—'Hardhome'
Winter isn't just coming, people. It's here. In Game of Thrones that doesn't mean Jack Frost nipping at your nose. It doesn't mean friendly snowmen in top hats. It sure doesn't mean picking up a ...
|FIFA: The Lunacy Continues
If you haven't been following this fiasco in corporate corruption you have been missinhg a fine show. Now this is fun: No one brought more shame on FIFA than its president Sepp Blatter and he ...
|Ted Cruz: John F. Kennedy 'would be a Republican today'
You make me sad. I sat here for a long time pondering what to say about would-
|A few maps show Americans' views on climate change confused. But they like renewable energy
The map shows Americans are strong backers of renewable energy. David Roberts at ...
|Midday open thread: NTSB releases Amtrak report; flowers in the potholes protests; 0.01% taxpayers
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Facetime fools :
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Mike Huckabee: I wish I 'felt like a woman' in high school so I could 'shower with the girls'
You are a strange, strange man. Republican contender Mike Huckabee has an odd internal belief system. Molesting your ...
|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 there to ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||06/02/2015||18|
|TSA fails to detect airport weapons and explosives in 67 of 70 tests
Oops? While most of ...
|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 ...
|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......
|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. “...
|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 ...
|Open thread for night owls. Anthony Russo: a whistleblower on torture who should not be forgotten
When the news first came out that the United States had tortured suspected terrorists, there were three responses: Some Americans said, good, they deserved it; some were shocked and appalled; some ...
|Climate Action Hub: "Humanity's Last Chance Saloon"
As the Bonn Climate Talks launched today, France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius urged that any climate agreement agreed to in Paris this December must be worded in a manner which does not ...
|Florida police murder black computer engineer as he listens to music; attempted cover-up exposed
|CIRA Useful and quite catchy
The corporate/investor rights agreement , much better and far more precise than TPP, TTIP. Nothing to do with fair Nothing to do with trade Just more money for the same people with extra sprinkles.
|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:
|Midday open thread: Dissing Charles Darwin; celebrating Jeff Davis; trying BP executive
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Privacy talk :
|Conservative hero Cliven Bundy is back, and still talking about black people
The hero of Fox News speaks ...
|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 ...
|Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Republicans still don't.
Most of America is ready for the Supreme Court to grant nationwide same-sex marriage ...
|Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
|Unarmed black teen. William Chapman, killed by officer who just came off suspension for killing
18-year-old William Chapman On April 22, the Portsmouth, Virginia, Police Department claimed that 18-year-old William Chapman was suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart. Completely unarmed, ...
|Police crush, kill man begging for his life, screaming he was suffocating until his ears turned blue
Robert Minjarez Jr. with his mother Some are calling Robert Minjarez Jr. the Latino Eric Garner. Sadly, the comparison is uncanny— including ...
|Abbreviated pundit round-up: Now it's Hillary, Bernie, Martin; domestic spying corrodes democracy
Doyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times writes— Bernie Sanders: Why the guy who won't win matters : Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who kicked off his presidential campaign on ...
|Disappeared video footage in the death of Laquan McDonald & Why do cops get to choose the jury pool?
In October of 2014 seventeen year old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times and killed by police. At the time of the shooting, the Chicago police department did not offer an account of the ...
|Open thread for night owls: Missing statistics make evaluating our criminal justice system harder
Matt Ford at The Atlantic writes The Missing Statistics of Criminal Justice : After Ferguson, a noticeable gap in criminal-justice statistics ...
|KS Republicans Propose Taxing Girl Scout Cookies, Veto Threatened if Corporate Taxes Changed
Bryan Lowry, reporter for the Wichita Eagle, effectively summed up the situation in the Kansas State Capital today with a simple tweet: So to recap: Gov threatens veto for biz income rollback. ...
|Deputy got commendation for shooting unarmed Black man and now there might have been a cover-up
So a guy buys a pellet gun at a pawn shop, is walking home with his unloaded purchase and gets gunned down by cops because of frightened 911 callers. Now his killer, who received a commendation ...
|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 ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park, Maine & Phoenix Meet-Up Info — Gay Pride?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|Actual journalism: WaPo documents police shootings, more than 2 per day
Finally someone is gathering the information necessary to the debate about police killings and it is not the Federal government. The Washington Post has an excellent article "Fatal police shootings ...
|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,
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Theology and Numerology Edition
And Enkidu said unto Gilgamesh "Lo, magic bulls are one thing, but these Republicans speweth magic bullsh!t."
|A Retired LEO's thoughts on policing.
Let me start off by apologizing in advance. I am not a professional writer and my grammar can tend to suck. (Figured I would head the Grammar Nazi's off at the pass.) :) This is my first Diary, but ...
|Still no charges for Cleveland Police nearly seven months after killing Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha Anderson “They killed my sister,” Joell Anderson, Tanisha’s 40-year-old brother said as he fought back tears. “I watched it.” Suffering a mental health breakdown on the evening ...
|Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
|Black people almost 9 times more likely to be arrested than white people in Minnesota
The ACLU has released a study concerning Minnesota and what is clearly a racially driven bias in how law in meted out. The numbers show a startling disparity in the way police enforce low-level ...
|A new acronym: GOBBIA--Guilty of Being Black in America
There are lies and there are big lies, and then are big piles of human excrement upon which perfume is sprayed in copious quantities to make them seem "pleasant"--but what is pleasant about a pile ...
|Barstow Police Slam Pregnant Black Woman to Ground - for Refusing to Provide ID
BodyCam video shows Barstow police slamming a 8-month pregnant black woman to the ground for refusing to provider her identification following road rage despite in a parking lot. Caution: Trigger ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/28/2015||14|
|Woman calls police seeking help for boyfriend who threatened suicide, police arrive and shoot him
Justin Way in happier times Kaitlyn Christine Lyons arrived at her house to find her boyfriend drunk and distraught about losing his job and his sobriety. She called a non-emergency police number ...
|Camera catches police wrestling pregnant black woman to the ground for no reason whatsoever
This is a terrible injustice. Dropping her daughter off for elementary school, Charlena Cook, eight months pregnant in Barstow, California, ended up being forcibly handcuffed and wrestled to the ...
|You're not going to believe what the Cleveland Police Union says is going to get officers killed
Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis Death by paperwork ? Officers ...
|Michael Brelo, camel's backs and Scalia's perverse incentive
At the crux of Saturday's not guilty verdict is a logic that can only lead to more people firing more bullets. Cross posted from Pruning Shears .
|Officer admits sexually assaulting woman; charges dropped, pays $622.50 and has jail time suspended
How in the hell is this even possible ? Officer William Reese Oxendine was convicted in ...
|New York City housing workers told to wear vests to protect themselves from New York City Police
Now, in the middle of the afternoon, people will be able to see you when the sun shines on you The NY Post ran a story a couple of days ago about how ...
|The shocking truth about the two Chicago Police officers posing in this horrendous photo
Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan and Timothy McDermott The Chicago Police ...
|How the Brelo verdict in Cleveland proves laws protecting people from police are broken
Many unjust verdicts across the years have exposed just how protected police misconduct is under the law. Four LAPD Police Officers were ...
|Peaceful protestors in Cleveland jailed for days in filth; repeatedly given 'piss-yellow' water||Shaun King||05/26/2015||38|
|DoJ "settlement" to be announced today over Cleveland Police brutality
Details of the settlement are expected today, but somehow a cop standing on the hood of a car emptying a magazine through the windshield stands in stark contrast to any sense of justice. Is 600 ...
|What's wrong with Brelo not guilty decision.
See: http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/ Causation Anonymity in Group Police Misconduct: No Conviction, No Justice, No Peace "And therein lies the rub. This decision paves the way for causation ...
| 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 ...
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