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|A Victory in the Decades-Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Gulf and Beyond
||Mary Anne Hitt||05/22/2015||1|
|The mood of Daily Kos: Clinton or Sanders?
|The Taliban in Our Midst
|Man and dog—researchers say we've been besties far longer than previously thought
|USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
|Yup, Clinton can tell the Beltway media to go to hell
Heavens! Is that Hillary with some "everyday Americans"? BLASPHEMY! The same day I lauded ...
|Scott Walker Fired as Chair of His Own Job Creation Agency
The Joint Finance Committee of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has agreed to a set of changes to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), including a provision to fire ...
|Giles Goat Boy||05/22/2015||7|
|Museums 101: Mustang Hardtops (Photo Diary)||Ojibwa||05/22/2015||12|
|Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
|Which 48 Democrats Want to Privatize Outer Space?
Yesterday, the House passed the SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262), a bill designed to promote commercial space travel and exploration. Here is a summary of what the bill does: This bill is a ...
|Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees||05/22/2015||16|
|Allergies, antibiotics, gut biomes and the immune system
I'm just going to link to three articles dealing with recent studies on these matters.They are to some extent all related because of the focus on infant and childhood development of systems and ...
|Celebrating budget shortfalls
For the benefit of a national audience, Minnesota's Republicans won the state house in 2014. The Democrats hold the senate and we have a Democratic governor. The legislative session just ended ...
|Fire the Liar? Rahm's schools CEO claims residency in two states
In October 2012, the Chicago Board of Education voted to hire Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the school system's "Chief Executive Officer" following the dumping of Jean-Claude Brizard. The ...
|Hyde Park Johnny||05/22/2015||8|
|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 ...
|Overnight News Digest -- ";-)" Edition||rfall||05/21/2015||18|
|You Know it's Bad When GOP Reps Vote Scott Walker Out as Head of Flagship Agency (Big Update)
Questions about WEDC are dogging Scott Walker Oh, yeah, the normally Scott Walker-subservient Republican Legislators who infest majorities in the Wisconsin State Legislature have told us all we ...
|Walker Fired from WEDC!
this came up while scanning the Journal Sentinel http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/joint-finance-to-deal-today-with-troubled-wedc-cuts-to-seniorcare-b99504512z1-304551231.html Walker ...
|As if what I was already dealing with wasn't enough
So last year, when I went to my yearly mandated wellness checkup, they told me I had diabetes and COPD before hastily backtracking when the test results came in. Turns out many of the symptoms of my ...
|Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
|HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
|Vox Poverty: I won the race to the bottom
I am very poor, and I live in a red state. I make eight bucks an hour and work thirty hours a week. Half my income goes to rent; I'm barely eating. I have very limited access to health care and at ...
|The "Serious" Candidate Makes Some "WOW" Remarks on Climate Science
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) said some pretty remarkable things while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. Pretty remarkable because it calls into question even the conversation that Climate ...
|FDA Drug Safety Warning!!
FDA warns that SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes may result in a serious condition of too much acid in the blood "On May 15, 2015, FDA is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin, ...
|Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Socialist Preachers Forced to Stifle Themselves For Fear of Landlord's Ire.
Definition of Socialism from the Socialist Party of Oklahoma: Collective ownership and democratic management of things collectively used and private ownership of things privately used. ```````````
|Early research shows promise in treating Down syndrome and similar disorders using cancer drugs
Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most prevalent ...
|Identify plagiarism? Pay $15,000 to $2 million.
In the latest attack on the climate science community, John Mashey (a computer scientist and frequent DeSmogBlog contributor) was sued for $2 million for exposing plagiarism. It's a long and weird ...
|If Hillary wants to avoid the beltway political media, well then, that's very smart
Hillary Clinton, at a small-business roundtable in Iowa, loses nothing by bypassing the traditional ...
|House Passes Bill to Gut Science & Research Funding
Yesterday, in addition to passing a deficit-funded corporate tax break for R&D, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 , a funding bill for federal scientific programs ...
|Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees||05/21/2015||18|
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
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. It is necessary in ...
|Religious Hate Group Domain Name Expires - Redirected To Hardcore Gay Porn Site - Prayers Needed
Oops. Seems to be happening a lot these days. People are forgetting to renew their website domain names. It might not be the end of the world for some, but ...
|Wisconsin Legislature really is insane
Reading this list from the Wisconsin DHS https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p44578.pdf just makes me angrier the more I look at it. It's inconsistent (you can buy fresh sweet potatoes/...
|Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
|Asheville Coal Plant to Retire After High Profile Three-Year Campaign; Clean Energy Work To Continue
This week I want to honor some of the most hard-working activists on our Beyond Coal campaign - Team Asheville in North Carolina. After years of rallies, public meetings, educational forums, ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/20/2015||12|
|Editor of American Chemical Society's Journal Environmental Science & Technology Gets a New Sofa
These musings by the Editor in Chief of the American Chemical Society's publication, Environmental Science & Technology, are a worthy read for those interested in the interaction between science, ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Fifty Striking Chicago School Children Supporting Teamsters Arrested and Jailed
If they want to fight, let them come on. We will call out every member of our union rather than give up. -Teamster President Cornelius Shea `````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
|Adventures & Misadventures of an EV in the Country (Part 3)
Welcome back to my adventure of owning a battery electric car in the country. In the last blog I left you with my surprise that the Leaf didn't take as long as I thought it would have using a ...
|Walmart's leaked anti-union video is crazy
Look, I used to be an actor in a union job A Walmart anti-union video leaked onto the internet yesterday. It's been pulled down from YouTube. UPDATE: It's back up! Walmart has had problems with ...
|A Note On the Refrigerator
Just a kind of note so that no one thinks I'm not paying attention.
|WI-Sen: Sherrod Brown (D. OH) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail from one of my favorite U.S. ...
|MO-Sen: Jason Kander (D) & VoteVets Push Congress To Give Veterans Free Access To Public Parks
Received this e-mail today from VoteVets and Secretary of State Jason Kander's (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: I ...
|Exploiting Ebola and Poverty to Sell Coal: Peabody Energy
Suzanne Goldenberg holds nothing back in a one-two punch of proper journalism in which she exposes the despicable actions of Peabody Coal—the world's largest privately-held coal company—taken in ...
|A Single Spark Illuminates My Life
This morning I had a minor, and I do mean minor, crisis. It's something that happens to everyone, especially to those who are like me. People who have experienced loss....
|A View From the Shore - Randomness and Fuzzy Thinking
The thing I hate the worst about being mentally ill is that my freaking brain doesn't work right - and that's where I live. Lately I've been struggling a lot with it just not working right and it's ...
|Anyone here nearing 65?
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/tests-can-answer-fears-about-dementia/?_r=0 Anyone here nearing 65 years old? Forgetting where the car keys are? What to pick up At the store? Did you want ...
|Community Quilt for Gordon20024
CelticLassie's quilt. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts... It is a shock when you learn that a friend has cancer. Gordon20024 recently learned that he does. He is a person who is ...
|Confessions of Scott Walkers Pale Blue Shirt: Volume 2, More Confessions
Pale blue shirt here. I'm back. Hello, there. I'm Scott Walkers pale blue campaigning shirt. You've met me before . I'm the shirt that'...
|Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
|River Surfing (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Mrs. Wells-Barnett Speaks at Chicago Meeting, Protests Race Prejudice in Strike
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
|Jane Goodall: We're destroying the planet; but there are solutions
Jane Goodall, the legendary researcher, is known for her ability to communicate with chimpanzees. She develops an emotional and verbal closeness which allows her to gain their trust and acceptance.
|Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
The mainstay of fairy tales and most romances, feminine beauty in this sort of literature is usually raised to incredible (and incredulous) heights as synonymous with virtue, goodness and truth. In,
|Karen Hedwig Backman||05/18/2015||3|
|Question of the day: I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?
Ok ok.... It's been one of those days. We've all had them. Sick....tired...broke...depressed....scared. So....I thought some humor might hit the spot. So I ask you....
|Unbelievable: Democratic congresswoman mocks Indians with clueless 'war whoop'||David Nir||05/18/2015||117|
|Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones: That which is Nature's should be given to all Nature's Children.
The newspapers were hammering me, and the priests and the ministers were hammering me, but I am alive yet, I am still here, hammering them. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````
|#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
|Must read economics books: On value and values
For a recent project, I’ve been researching organizations and values within organizations. I happened to come across On Value and Values by Douglas K. Smith because of the following quote: For ...
|Chronic Illness: Yay or Nay?
Just a simple poll question tonight. I often wonder how many people out there have what could be labeled as a chronic illness, as told to them by their doctor. I apologize for the shortness of the ...
|♥Note To A Marine♥
Hi Joe ♥ ♥I'm Still Here, Waiting♥ Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273- TALK ( 8255 and dial 1)
|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|
|Sunday Train: Benefits of the Maryland Red and Purple Lines
Just as national attention has been focused on the sections of Baltimore that have been largely locked out of the revival of economic activity in downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor, the new ...
|Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Solidarity in the time of choleric "trade" deals
Epidemics of cholera as well as other serious diseases, including neoliberalism, can take a toll on solidarity. "Trade" deals, and the conduct used in pushing them through to adoption, can be ...
|Awesome: Mom reenacts her daughter's coming out announcement.
Offered without comment for your viewing pleasure: Transcript below the fold.
|Ancient Africa: A Short Overview of Homo Habilis
The first species to be classified as human, designated as Homo habilis , appeared in Africa over two million years ago. While similar in many physical features to the earlier Australopithecines, ...
|The most annoying commericals on Tee Vee
Since I've been recuperating I have been watching more Tee Vee than usual and as such I've been subject to more annoying commercials than ever before. In my view the worst commercials are those ...
|Livable Cities? Street Prophets Saturday
While cities are a relatively recent phenomenon, for most of their existence most people have not lived in them. In the past decade, however, city populations have grown to the point where most ...
|Origins of English: Phony Bigwigs
I suppose there may be a few people out there who have encountered people they considered to be bigwigs or phony or perhaps phony bigwigs. The etymologies of these words are shown below.
|Museums 101: Automobiles of the 1910s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the second decade of the twentieth century, American automobile manufacturers were beginning to catch up with and even surpass their European counterparts. During this period, cars looked ...
For the first time in a long time I can honestly say I am depressed. Health crap....financial crap...and now housing crap. The housing situation I am in is now liquid. I've been staying at my best ...
|How the Jeb Iraq Q Sanitizes the Iraq Debacle
I really like Greg Sargent's take on how the Iraq Q is sanitizing the runup to the Iraq Debacle, for everyone but Jeb. and that's not right. Sargent writes: Jeb’s contortions make good fodder ...
|Indians 101: Kootenai Political Organization
The Kootenai (also spelled Kutenai), whose homeland was in the area west of the Rocky Mountains in what is today western Montana, northern Idaho, and southeastern British Columbia, are generally ...
|Songs with names
I was asked to make a song diary as I've not made one in a bit, so here we go. Tonight's theme? Songs that contain people's names. I'll start off of with a song containing my name... Jeremy. :) ...
|GOP: "we discussed ceding the decision entirely to Fox News"
The New York Times : The Republican National Committee’s decision last year to claim control of the 2016 debate process was welcomed by many in the party who believe that Mitt Romney, the 2012 ...
|Do Racists Seriously Not Know They’re Racist? (Update)
My apologies in advance for the “old news,” but yes, it’s still bothering me – and I have a question. I haven’t diaried in years, but I saw a clip a couple mornings ago which bothered me ...
|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 ...
|Surgery Question: A poll
As I was wheeled into my latest surgery I thought to myself: "Self, here I go again" And I was being out under for yet another surgery. And I thought to myself, that if you had asked me when I ...
|What's Your Favorite Hot Beverage? Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
|Ancient America: Coastal Oregon, 13,000 to 7,500 years Ago
The Oregon coast is a part of the larger Northwest Coast culture area which stretches from the Tlingit homelands in Alaska to the Tolowa homelands in northern California. The cultures along this ...
|Where does your handle come from?
Let's play the name game... . . . Ok....ok...maybe not. :) But there are some interesting handles on here, and I've often wondered where they come from, so now is your chance to share, if you ...
|Licorice: Street Prophets Saturday
For most Americans, the word “licorice” brings to mind a kind of candy which may come in various shapes, color, and flavors. In reality, many of the various forms of licorice are not really ...
|Advocating for Pres. Obama's view of TPP is impossible
President Barack Obama is in a fierce debate, most notably with Senator Elizabeth Warren, regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership. As a free trade advocate, I'd like to be able to take the ...
|Origins of English: Nazi, Holocaust, Fascist
There are a few Americans, such as the noted scholar and pseudo-historian Glenn Beck , who have declared that gay rights activists are modern Nazis leading an Inquisition that will turn into a ...
|WOW! Today is my 7 year anniversary on the Kos.
Its good to see things have changed since then. Back when I first joined there were a lot of pie fights between people supporting HRC and other candidates....there were fights between I and P people.
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