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|Swoosh! Just Don’t Do It ...
|Hump Day Brings A Big Grump in a Slump
Well I have made it through about half the week, putting in right at 33 hours so far. Tomorrow I have my very first appointment with my new orthopedic surgeon so have to leave work a bit early. ...
|Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delays Shell's plan to use port as base for Arctic Drilling
Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray has demanded that the Port of Seattle get a new permit to base Shell Oil's drilling for oil offshore in the Arctic Ocean, a development environmentalists have condemned as ...
| Industry Group Uses Poverty, Crime and Youth Unemployment As Excuses to NOT Raise the Minimum Wage
The following article has been crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . Yesterday I attended the Senate Labor and Industry Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage. Enjoy! Knowing that an ...
|A Country Boy's Plan to Revive America's Poorest Communities
It might be hard for some to believe, but the truth of the matter is that the same food deserts that are regularly reported about in America's inner cities face small towns in America where food is ...
|Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Break Up the Big Banks
|Three Mile Island: A History of America's Worst Nuclear Accident
In 1970, nuclear power was assumed to be the bright future of humanity, providing us with nearly limitless quantities of cheap clean energy for the foreseeable future. Instead, by 1980, nuclear ...
|Analysis of Beached Grey Whale in British Columbia for Fukushima Radioisotopes
Grey Whale being dissected on Wickaninnish Beach April 23, 2015 The purpose of this diary is to report analyses carried out by the InFORM ...
|I Need Liberal Policy, Not Apology from Clinton
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] I eagerly read Mathew Pulver’s work at Salon this morning on how Secretary Clinton can ameliorate the political damage inflicted by “neoliberal” free ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Work, work, work is preached from the pulpit; you never hear rest, rest, rest!
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
| Republicans who cut science budgets are not stupid. They're malicious. Goal: official ignorance
Somebody needs to wipe the climate-change-denying smile off Lamar Smith's mug. The story about Republicans in committee axing big hunks of government science budgets sparked a deluge of social ...
|Republican Logic and Party Platform Planks, 2016
Put a conservative back in the White House and here is what we will do to take back this country for you, the people. This agenda will restore the proud dignity of our governmental institutions and ...
|Matters of Race and Class: How 'Whiteness' is One of the Greatest Scams in Modern History
The idea of "whiteness" as a strict racial category superior to others is an invention of Europeans, who needed to legitimate and normalize a system of white on black chattel slavery, global empire,
|Yet another oil train goes off the rails and burns. No injuries reported, but 35 people evacuated
Off the rails in North Dakota. The Department of Transportation predicted last July that there ...
|Boehner and pals: 'Obamacare will destroy the economy,' except it didn't
The law Republicans said would ...
|Fighting for the Right to Breathe in Detroit and Beyond
The following guest post is an open letter to Detroit-based utility company DTE Energy, which is having its annual shareholder meeting this week. The letter was authored by Alicia Winters, a mother ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/06/2015||2|
|Six debates is fair, but the DNC isn't off the hook||kos||05/06/2015||113|
|Deniers acknowledge Soon's wrongdoing… sort of.
In a desperate attempt to discredit the new study that finds Obama's EPA regulations will save 3,500 lives , JunkScience has a ...
|Mama Do You Know Me ?
After a series of almost undetectable mini-strokes, and an ongoing struggle with breast cancer, Mama developed a mild Dementia. Some days were better than others. But each and every day was a Life'...
|GOP Budget Set to Throw 27 Million Under the Bus
Read More Here Disgusting and ridiculous! These “R” leaders should not be able to vote against the best interests of We-The-People and then hide. They ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"
It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya. ...
|The Daily Bucket - Lake Chabot Herons, Chickadee fledges
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. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
|John Boehner Hasn't Asked Me!
John Boehner told Chuck Todd on Sunday that if you ask any employer in America, they will tell you Obamacare has made it more difficult to hire employees. What a complete crock! I own a small ...
|Global Warming on steroids
The Keystone XL pipeline is nearly dead now.Canada will be building the pipeline east from Alberta to St.Johns deepwater port to send it to the Irving oil refinery and to refineries in India. The ...
|Meanwhile, across the Pond, Bernie's brother Larry
Larry Sanders is the Green Party candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon. http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/05/04/oxford-west-and-abingdon-larry-sanders-green-party/ Larry Sanders, who holds dual ...
|Charged for Being Poor: The High Cost of ATM Fees Charged to Public Benefits Recipients
“I'm spending money I desperately need on fees instead of diapers, my kid's allergy medicine, toilet paper… Sure, I can go elsewhere and avoid fees, but then I'd be out the cost of gas or the ...
|Abstinence-Only TX High School Hit With Chlamydia
BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! From the Huffington Post (emphasis mine)... An outbreak of chlamydia at a high school in Texas has forced administrators there to send a warning note home to parents. ...
|Mother Nature Please Lay Off ! I'm Gonna Die if You Don't !
Welcome to the south. We have officially started summer here. Yesterday and today we had temps up in the mid 80's and they are calling for 90's before the week is out. Kind of sucks to be ...
|Blueberries . . .
Today is National Teacher Day. Schools are closed for the celebrations, right? Hah. Teachers have come to accept that we are often under- (or completely un-) appreciated, misunderstood, and maligned.
|Skylab and the Sit-Down Strike in Space
It was a one-of-a-kind event: in 1972, during a mission on the Skylab space station, a group of American astronauts, frustrated by an unreasonable work schedule, organized their own version of a sit-...
|Hellraisers Journal: Lawson, "I shall fight for these principles as hard as I can, in jail or out."
They can put me in jail until the walls crumble, but they cannot stifle the cause for which I stand or destroy the great struggle in the interest of humanity. -John R. Lawson `````````````````````
|It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
|Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
|This Should Be Interesting
I have Reid home from the hospital. The foot doesn't look as bad as I feared it would. He doesn't appear to be in pain and is glad to be home. Because of the long narrow shape of his foot I don't ...
|Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
|Pro-lifers? I think not
My first of hopefully many diaries. Please be kind.. I will no longer dignify those that want to call themselves pro-lifers and will, instead, call them what they are...anti-abortionists. After ...
|Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
|10 Year Old Rape Victim denied abortion
In Paraguay, a 10 year old girl was being raped by her step-father. Her mother reported the abuse to authorities but was ignored. The child's stomach began to swell and the mother, thinking ...
|History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
|Governmental restrictions on abortions violate a woman’s religious freedom.
Progressives have been on the defensive when talking about a women’s right to make choices about continuing pregnancies and family planning. In addition, social conservatives have been successful ...
|Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
|A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
|Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
|You are amazingly helpful people, and I thank you with all my heart
To my kind and caring friends here on the GOS: I'm still recuperating from a painful bout of pleurisy (an inflammation of the lining of the lung, a common complication of the more severe forms of ...
|Silence Won't Stop An Epidemic
MAYDAY! Take A Bite Out of Lyme and Thunderclap for ME/CFS/ME are some of the campaigns occurring in May for NEID awareness. Also new, a major lupus study seeks participants.
|Fighting Lyme & Co-infections (13): A Letter to My Former Self
[Note: A group asked me to write an article especially for Lyme Disease Awareness month, but I have not seen it, so I am putting this out (first or not) on my own blog. It's slightly re-edited from ...
|TX Republican Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Nonviable Fetuses To Full Term
Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Landlords want tenant farmers with plenty of "force," meaning little children.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
|Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
|"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
|On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/03/2015||188|
|Teachers' Lounge: Reading Suggestions
This past semester I have been teaching a class that introduces students to Interdisciplinary Studies in preparation for them proposing their own interdisciplinary major. There are generally two ...
|Now Tell Me There's No GOP War On Women!
I'm so outraged as I'm writing this that I'm going to have to be extra careful about typos, etc. Republicans in Congress have passed a bill that would make it perfectly legal for your boss to fire ...
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
| Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
|Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
|an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
|May Day History: The Haymarket Riot
Reprinting this diary from last year's May Day: In the US, May Day used to be the internationally-recognized day of recognition and celebration for Labor and its struggles--at least until the ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Celebrates 83 Years, Recalls Birthday Spent in Jail for "Her Boys"
I am down at the Fleetwood whenever they want to put me in jail for violation of the law. Come along for me, come. There is coming a day when I will take the whole bunch of you and put you in jail.
|Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
|Gold Rush Journal Week 44
James White was a 21 year old farmer from Quincy, MA. In 1849 he sailed from Boston around Cape Horn to San Francisco and the gold diggings of California. In all he spent 6 months at sea and a ...
|BFSkinner's good news: Leaving the hospital Sat, Sun, or Mon
I visited BFSkinner in the hospital this afternoon. He is no longer bleeding. He did *not* have a vena cava filter placed, and there is no plan for him to have one implanted at this time. He ...
|Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
|KosAbility: May Update
May 3 - Besame will be discussing her experience with at least one app used to track chronic illnesses Also, May is NEID - neuro-endocrine-immune disorders/diseases awareness month. NEID includes CFS/
|How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology||kos||04/28/2015||364|
|A sports-team executive who gets it right
is John Angelos, COO of the Baltimore Orioles, outside whose stadium a protest about the killing of Freddie Gray got out of hand. The words came about as part of a twitter exchange after a comment ...
|High Impact Posts: April 26, 2015||jotter||04/27/2015||5|
|‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language
is the title of this powerful New York Times column by Charles M. Blow . He is reacting in particular to the inflammatory statement by the head of the Baltimore Police Union to the demonstrations ...
|Week's High Impact Posts: April 18-24, 2015||jotter||04/26/2015||5|
|High Impact Posts: April 25, 2015||jotter||04/26/2015||5|
|High Impact Posts: April 24, 2015||jotter||04/25/2015||6|
|High Impact Posts: April 23, 2015||jotter||04/24/2015||5|
|High Impact Posts: April 22, 2015||jotter||04/23/2015||5|
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