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Mom Brings Gun to Daughter's Brawl With Girl over a Boy
They say a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. Apparently that doesn't apply to women. . . . A Texas (where else) teenager (fourteen) showed up behind Pasadena High School for a ...
Village Vet 05/03/2015 46
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,
Ellid 05/02/2015 23
This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 9
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 ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 6
Nigerian Army Rescues 234 More Girls Today, Bringing Week's Total to 677
(photo credit: Stephen Melkisethian ) From AP via The Huffington Post : LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's ...
ericlewis0 05/01/2015 43
Books Go Boom!   Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015 64
What's the opposite of Rioting? Baltimore cheers Cops being charged in Freddie Gray murder.
Baltimore celebrates after police charged in death of Freddie Gray Residents shouted with joy, embraced and honked car horns on Friday on the same Baltimore streets where rioters had clashed with ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/01/2015 33
The Death of National and State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate ...
Letsgetitdone 05/01/2015 6
Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 6
Why Syria needs an earthquake
The earthquake that struck Nepal killed around 6,000 people and displaced nearly half a million. It was a horrible humanitarian crisis that justifiably got the world's attention. If only ...
gjohnsit 05/01/2015 29
Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/01/2015 9
Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
SensibleShoes 04/30/2015 108
Daily Kos Labor digest: Port truck drivers explain why they're striking
Here's more on the strike. In other news: University of Chicago nurses narrowly avert a strike . Here are all the ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 2
Wind energy association's first-quarter report offers reasons for optimism
The American Wind Energy Association has released its report for the first quarter of 2015, and it's quite encouraging. Indeed, for those of ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 59
Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
akadjian 04/30/2015 18
House GOP foriegn policy backlash
Three days ago the House Armed Services Committee inserted a controversial provision into an Iraqi aid bill. Republican war-policy writers are demanding that the United States recognize Kurdish ...
gjohnsit 04/30/2015 3
Screw $10.10, Democrats now pushing for a $12 minimum wage
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 77
Ten in Prison for Life for Malala Attack
[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32530324 The arc is long but it bends towards justice], if we keep pushing to bend it. From the BBC: A court in north-west Pakistan has jailed 10 men for life ...
Wee Mama 04/30/2015 11
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. There are often ...
cfk 04/29/2015 87
Baltimore: Baseball with no fans
They should just cancel this series and make it up later!! Playing in front of a empty house makes no sense!! - Frank Thomas, HOF For the first time in Major League Baseball history, fans were ...
gjohnsit 04/29/2015 27
Ridiculing Concerns About TPP Tyranny
People who support the Administration's efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I've presented as possible under the TPP ...
Letsgetitdone 04/29/2015 31
Daily Kos Labor digest: Massachusetts takes over city's schools despite protest
Despite the hundreds of community members who turned out Monday to protest and testify against a state takeover of schools in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 2
Nigerian Army Rescues 200 Girls, 93 Women from Boko Haram - UPDATED Not Chibok Group
(photo credit: See Li ) From Reuters : (Reuters) - Nigeria's army has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military ...
ericlewis0 04/28/2015 28
Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
ruleoflaw 04/28/2015 14
Bumble Bee Foods faces charges for worker killed in pressure cooker
Here's something you may find less than appetizing after reading this story. What does it take for criminal charges to be filed in a workplace death? ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 63
Democrats push for higher wages for Senate janitors and cafeteria workers
Days after Senate janitors and cafeteria workers walked out to protest low wages, and after one janitor's homelessness made news, ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 17
Trumka: 'Will our candidates listen' to workers' concerns in 2016 race?
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka The union movement is beginning its traditional campaign season dance with Democrats, in which union leaders push Democratic candidates to make working ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 36
Al-Qaeda now stronger than ever thanks to our allies
Remember al-Qaeda? With all the hype about ISIS it's easy to forget that it was al-Qaeda that attacked us, while Daesh never did. If you've forgotten that, you wouldn't be alone. It seems that ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 34
Negative interest rates blowback
The insanity of negative interest rates is one of the most under-reported, under-appreciated developments in recent days. For instance, consider this . JPMorgan Chase recently sent a letter to ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 133
Breaking news: School shooter apprehended by teacher with no gun
Quick post as I need to leave to take my son to school (my heart is racing even though he's not at this school): In Thurston County in Washington State--no one was hurt: Nobody was hurt during a ...
Elizaveta 04/27/2015 42
Senators Warren and Brown: Time To Let the Public In On the TPP
This letter from Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown sets the perfect tone for the debate on the TPP. It is respectful while at the same time not backing down an inch in their criticisms of the ...
Michael Lux 04/27/2015 104
Tom Sawyer ejaculates! And when word meanings change
I was startled to find not one, but two ejaculations on the pages of “Tom Sawyer.” And here I wasn’t even sure the 139-year-old Tom has been through puberty. I wondered if perhaps I’d ...
8days2amish 04/27/2015 10
PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 4/24/15 Edition
Received this e-mail from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign today: Sen. Toomey says one thing in ...
poopdogcomedy 04/27/2015 8
Indicting the Trans – Pacific Partnership: Even One of These Counts Is Sufficient to Kill It!
To really appreciate what a travesty the TPP is, and the scandal of the failure of our Congress to reject it, and the “Fast Track Authority“ sought for it, out of hand, I'm going to list 23 ...
Letsgetitdone 04/26/2015 42
LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
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 04/26/2015 14
Update & Thank You from Youffraita
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
not a lamb 04/26/2015 20
Research Rewind: Around the World With Clueless Tourists
A month from now, my captivity will all be over. That's because I'll have, God willing, finished my paper, driven out to Kalamazoo with Ysabel, delivered my paper, become part of the new troika in ...
Ellid 04/25/2015 34
The most popular candidate in the swing states is...marijuana
Hillary leads all Republican candidates in the important swing states of Ohio, Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania. However, there will be one candidate on the ballot in those states that is far more ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 121
Overcoming the Culture of Fears
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 20
Mr. President: The More You Attack Us, The More We'll Fight Back
The stories about the President and his aides escalating the fight with progressives over Fast Track and TPP are getting me worked up: Democrats Prepare for Battle as Fast Track Nears the Senate ...
Michael Lux 04/24/2015 543
Behold! The Flash Crash Mastermind
On May 6, 2010, at 2:45pm the stock market plunged almost 1,000 points in a matter of seconds. It became known as the Flash Crash , and it spooked a lot of retail investors. Well, fear no more!
gjohnsit 04/24/2015 39
Half of all Frackers will be dead this year
The Democrats in the House celebrated Earth Day by proposing a ban fracking on federal land . Texas Republicans celebrated the day by passing a bill to deny communities the ability to restrict ...
gjohnsit 04/23/2015 10
Overcoming the Culture of Fear
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
gjohnsit 04/22/2015 21
MD-Sen: Donna Edwards (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPP
Received this e-mail from Rep. Donna Edwards' (D. MD) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 04/20/2015 10
U.S. Navy sent into military standoff with Iranian Navy
So this happened today. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is moving toward the waters off the coast of Yemen to prepare to intercept any potential Iranian shipments of weapons to the ...
gjohnsit 04/20/2015 208
PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 4/17/15 Edition
Received this e-mail from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign today:
poopdogcomedy 04/20/2015 1

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