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Big Pharma shakedown!
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pharmaceutical-companies-buy-rivals-drugs-then-jack-up-the-prices-1430096431 Another article on the same subject noted that Albuterol tablets have gone from $11 to over $...
slouchingdragon 05/06/2015 3
ANNOUNCEMENT: Where Do We Go From Here, Take Two
Just over 1 year ago I posted a long, rambling entry which boiled down to: A bunch of thank-yous to those who helped get me through Year One; a reminder that I never intended this project to ...
Brainwrap 05/06/2015 7
Marshall University Football Star Arrested For Beating A Same-Sex Couple
Sometimes, the "when it rains, it pours" cliche' seems appropriate. I just published another diary earlier ...
librarisingnsf 05/06/2015 19
Stephen A Smith, Lesean McCoy need to zip it on race based criticism of Chip Kelly
We live in a world where our African American citizens have to endure so many racist incidents. Incidents , so numerous, that many have to actually pick and choose their battles and have to restrain ...
pravin 05/06/2015 9
Top Comments: The Underground Girls of Kabul
When I saw [http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/ovr4iu/jenny-nordberg Jenny Nordberg on the Daily Show] talking about this phenomenon, I knew I had to check out her book, [http://www.amazon.com/...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/06/2015 46
Swoosh!  Just Don’t Do It ...
How better to promote a controversial Trade Deal than go to an American Corporate Icon , that knows a thing or two about "leveraging" overseas labor. If anyone can sell this TPP plan, the ...
jamess 05/06/2015 12
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Non, je ne regrette rien. The Battle Cry of Villains or Heroes?
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. Non, je ne regrette ...
cfk 05/06/2015 76
Reminder to D.C. Dems Not to Assume ...
who our Presidential Nominee is going to be. Not yet. I sense that chickens are being counted based on BIG $$$ and not on what's best for our citizens. Again. I'm talking about Hilary Rodham Clinton.
TulsaGal 05/06/2015 18
OSHA partners with NCTE re: transgender worker safety
OSHA and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) have entered into an alliance to promote gender-appropriate restroom access. The agreement, signed April 27, is part of a larger OSHA ...
rserven 05/06/2015 3
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. ...
funtony47 05/06/2015 3
IL-Sen: Tammy Duckworth (D) Leads The Fight To Protect Military Families From Predatory Lending
poopdogcomedy 05/06/2015 1
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 ...
S Kitchen 05/06/2015 15
Deflategate Shows Patriots "Win at All Costs" Mentality
A new report released today shows that the Patriots "more likely than not" deflated footballs on purpose in order to get an advantage in their playoff game with Indianapolis last year. These ...
Eternal Hope 05/06/2015 49
DC trip 2015...Legislators, ambassadors, Cspan and Dr. Reid..Oh my !
Vetwife 05/06/2015 20
Anti-Gay Violent Attack As A Diner Hits A Gay Couple With A Chair In NYC Restaurant; Updated
After issuing homophobic slurs at a gay couple, a patron at a NYC restaurant began to whack the gay couple with a chair over the head. Neither man was taken to the hospital mainly due to financial ...
librarisingnsf 05/06/2015 60
Daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro to preside over mass gay wedding ceremony in Cuba
Mariela Castro leads the charge for equality in Cuba. Although gay marriage is currently illegal in Cuba, it appears change is imminent. The BBC is reporting that Mariela Castro,
Jen Hayden 05/06/2015 6
more info (and documents) on the Ashley McKenzie case
Support Ashley McKenzie and her family here: http://bit.ly/1DAat5E Hey everyone -- I'm incredibly grateful to Daily Kos readers for helping out. So far DK readers have contributed about $670!!!!
andrewgerst 05/06/2015 3
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 ...
Lenny Flank 05/06/2015 32
Ben Carson: US President Can Totally Ignore A Favorable SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling
Dr. Ben Carson may well be a brilliant brain surgeon, however it appears that he may not have been listening very closely to what was taught in his civics classes. In an interview on Newsmax, Mr. ...
librarisingnsf 05/06/2015 62
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 ...
MarineChemist 05/06/2015 12
Will this make you angry?
Economic Security for Seniors: Fact Sheet via @NCOAging https://shar.es/1pBGeO Earlier this week, I wrote about Bernie Sanders, a few read it. I want you to know the pain happening now in the ...
Vet63 05/06/2015 19
School Teacher Ditches Lesson Plan and Gives Students Class on Social Justice and Freddie Gray
On yesterday's program, Steven Singer, 8th grade school teacher from western Pennsylvania and member of the Badass Teachers Association, joined Rick to talk about how Pennsylvania Republicans are ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/06/2015 1
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 ...
JayRaye 05/06/2015 5
Woozle Wednesdai
Those of you who already either know me ...
triciawyse 05/06/2015 101
Why is Texas Miffed about the US Military's Activity There? (Image)
The original can be seen on and shared via The Why? Movement 's Facebook page by clicking ...
TheWhyMovement 05/06/2015 3
Signs and Portents
Since the beginning of the month, I have been confronted by several things that I feel can presage greater events.
The Wanderer 05/06/2015 6
Haymarket Massacre: Why this labor turning point still matters
"The time will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today." — August Spies, one of eight men convicted of the Haymarket Square bombing, moments before he was ...
SwordsandPens 05/06/2015 6
Jeb Bush goes for the 'compassionate conservative' label with a lecture on poverty
Jeb Bush Spare me, please. Jeb Bush has taken to the op-ed pages of ...
Laura Clawson 05/06/2015 17
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,
chaunceydevega 05/06/2015 7
Boehner and pals: 'Obamacare will destroy the economy,' except it didn't
The law Republicans said would ...
kos 05/06/2015 77
Six debates is fair, but the DNC isn't off the hook
kos 05/06/2015 113
Religion 101: Mystical Experiences
One of the common features found in many—and perhaps most—religious traditions is the mystical experience in which the realities of time and space are suspended and there are feelings of awe and ...
Ojibwa 05/06/2015 22
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Headlines You Won't Read Today Quiet, uneventful day ahead for planet In exclusive agreement, book by controversial Democratic campaign operative questioning ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/06/2015 83
Walmart Officials Apologize For Refusing To Write "Gay" On Cake For Gay/Straight Prom Couple
Anthony Martinez and Jacob Lescenski are the gay/straight couple from Nevada that went to their high school prom together. Anthony and Jacob are best friends. Apparently, Anthony's aunt was ...
librarisingnsf 05/05/2015 16
Voting in Michigan Today
There is a special election today in Michigan. In my precinct (suburban Detroit - western Oakland County) there were only two items on the ballot. Both were tax proposals. One was for the school ...
domestic goddess 05/05/2015 35
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 ...
funtony47 05/05/2015 9
On "identity politics" and income inequality
While I've been hesitant to join in some of the more heated conversations about these topics of late, I have read with interest a few diaries and comment threads related to them. Forgive me for ...
BoiseBlue 05/05/2015 306
NYT Editorial board does transgender
On Monday the editorial staff of the New York Times launched a series about transgender rights. Transgender Today used up the entirety of the space usually used for editorials (usually three ...
rserven 05/05/2015 10
Ghosts: 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 ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 5
A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 125
Blessed By Christian Terrorism Advocate, Huckabee Joked About Indoctrinating Americans "At Gunpoint"
I'll make this brief, because newly announced presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is not regarded as having much of a shot at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For one thing, Huckabee carries a ...
Troutfishing 05/05/2015 9
Indians 101: Huron Government and Law
Long before the European invasion of North America, five Iroquoian-speaking tribes formed a powerful confederation known as the League of Five Nations. The idea for this confederacy came from the ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 3
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I'm Feeling Haikuish Carly, Huck and Ben So many hats in one ring Jeb revs Steamroller ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/05/2015 74
TX Pastors Worry That They Might Have To Marry Pedophiles And Persons Into Bestiality At Hearing
The Texas legislature has a slew of bills before it to try and circumvent a favorable SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. One of them is to protect clergy, and a state Senate commitee held a ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 94
Chicago Tribune Editor Predicts A 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 71
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 ...
michelewln 05/04/2015 6
Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 28
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!
kos 05/04/2015 87
Kumu Hina
Hina Wong-Kalu is a māhū . That is the native Hawaiian term for a person who embodies both male and female spirit. In the language of Western culture a māhū would ...
rserven 05/04/2015 8
Farewell, but not exactly goodbye
I am sad, but also excited, to announce that after 11 years I am leaving Daily Kos and joining Raintank , where I will be working on monitoring software and doing devsy-opsy. It's been a long and ...
ct 05/04/2015 115
"Cherry-Picking The Bible"
(a gospel response to some of the sillier homophobic hypocrisy exhibited by opponents of marriage equality)
PsychoSuperMom 05/04/2015 19
Economics, like politics: 31 flavors of permanent unreality
Summary: Yesterday we read the "OPOL report," which argued we have a "bullshit political system." Today, with reference to a piece by Raul Ilargi Meijer in today's Naked Capitalism , I'm going to ...
Cassiodorus 05/04/2015 11
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 ...
Ojibwa 05/04/2015 21
UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
Most Awesome Nana 05/04/2015 119
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 ...
aitchdee 05/03/2015 34
Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
DarkSyde 05/03/2015 116
WAYWO: Open thread
What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums.
vgranucci 05/03/2015 18
Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
Ojibwa 05/03/2015 5
Community Quilt for Otteray Scribe's Daughter, CelticLassie URGENT
TrueBlueMajority's quilt It breaks my heart that this quilt is needed -- yet it is needed, urgently. UPDATE: The situation is dire. CelticLassie's brother and sister-in-law are on their way. ...
Sara R 05/02/2015 145
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 ...
Ojibwa 05/02/2015 12
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: May Flowers Edition "Violent thugs run amok in the streets of Baltimore. But enough about the police department." ---Larry Wilmore Chief ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/01/2015 97
GFHC open thread: at a certain place and time.....(photo diary)
One of the fun aspects of genealogy for me has been tracking down places my ancestors lived. On my father's side of the family, I've been to most of the places which are still extant where ancestors ...
mayim 05/01/2015 8
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. ...
Ojibwa 05/01/2015 17
Indians 201: Wodziwob's Ghost Dance
During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by non-Indians, arose among the Paiute in ...
Ojibwa 04/30/2015 3
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Life Lessons I Learned from Republicans in April From the deep thinkers in Conservative Land: The economy is still struggling because workers are watching porn ...
Bill in Portland Maine 04/30/2015 70
"We Celebrated That Mother in Baltimore."
"Now Are We Willing to Face Our Own Hypocrisy?" That is the question asked yesterday by [Goldie Taylorhttp://bluenationreview.com/we-celebrated-that-mother-in-baltimore-now-are-we-willing-to-face-...
bastrop 04/29/2015 97
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Just this: My annual posting of this exchange on Real Time with Bill Maher from April, 2011, because oh my god: Bill Maher: The tea party is not all Republican?
Bill in Portland Maine 04/29/2015 58
A Walk on the Beach (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 ...
Ojibwa 04/28/2015 12
How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology
kos 04/28/2015 364
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Previously on As the Supreme Court Turns When last we entered the chambers of the nation's highest court to debate the constitutionality of same-sex marriage two ...
Bill in Portland Maine 04/28/2015 69
Cheers and Jeers: Monday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Knot Tying 101 Tomorrow the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. The religious conservatives are in full freakout mode, ...
Bill in Portland Maine 04/27/2015 85
Ancient Europe: The Stone Ages
In the nineteenth century, before the advent of modern scientific chronometric dating, archaeologists and museum curators relied exclusively on relative dating. To make sense out of the chaotic ...
Ojibwa 04/26/2015 24
Mountains (Photo Diary): Street Prophets Saturday
Mountains have always been an important part of my life: they are magnificent to look at and sometimes fun to hike in. Join me below the great orange peak for a photo excursion into a recent ...
Ojibwa 04/25/2015 5
Origins of English: Some Z Words
In the English alphabet, “z” (pronounced “zee” in some English dialects and “zed” in others) is the final letter. The etymologies of some words beginning with “z” are described below.
Ojibwa 04/25/2015 23
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, 4/24/15
Sara R 04/24/2015 65

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