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New Oil Drilling in West Scarred Land Harmed Ecosystems
A recent study published in the prestigious journal Science shows that the fragile ecosystems of the West have suffered extensive damage as a result of increased drilling for oil and gas. This ...
Steven D 04/30/2015 27 14 - -
How Balt. Riot Police Helped Spark the Rioting - The Psychology of Militarized Police & Crowds
There are many factors that contributed to the riots that broke out yesterday in the lower income community of West Baltimore, the day of Freddie Gray's funeral, despite the best intentions of ...
Steven D 04/28/2015 22 50 1 -
Teen Posts Video Re: Bullying - School Makes Her Take it Down (It's now back) - TRIGGER WARNING
This is the video Dana Hamrick originally posted to YouTube last Monday about the bullying she endures every day at Truman High School in Taylor, MI. I know that was hard to watch. It was hard ...
Steven D 04/27/2015 79 101 3 -
The Global Warming "Pause" That Wasn't Explained in One Simple Video Graphic
Deniers have repeatedly claimed the global warming "hit the pause button" over the last few years. This idea that global warming had "paused" has been their biggest talking point of late. They ...
Steven D 04/26/2015 7 12 - -
Koch Funded Heartland Institute to Send "Real Scientists" to School Pope Francis on Climate Change
This is what is known as hubris to the nth degree: The Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, April 28 is hosting a workshop titled “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” to “raise ...
Steven D 04/24/2015 36 45 - -
11 Newtown Families Distance Themselves from Tim McGraw Concert Controversy Re: Charity
Many people and organizations (e.g., the NRA ) have been blasting Tim McGraw ever since he announced that the proceeds from his concert in Hartford, Connecticut on July 27, 2015 would be donated to ...
Steven D 04/22/2015 12 11 - -
Killer Cops by the Numbers: Rarely Charged, Rarely Convicted
Saw this story from April 12th from the Washington Post today, and the statistics it presents are startling. I know, Shaun King previously posted about this report last week, but I feel it deserves ...
Steven D 04/20/2015 12 11 - -
White Woman Steals Flag, Resists Arrest - Watch What Happens
The woman in the video is Michelle Manhart. A student informed her that a protest was occurring where the protestors were standing on an American flag. She went to the scene of that protest on ...
Steven D 04/20/2015 211 140 3 -
Some of my best friends are ...
human beings. Human beings come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, but one thing they all have in common is their shared humanity. Well that and almost every one of them has a character ...
Steven D 04/19/2015 7 9 1 -
Killing Black People or The Fatal Evil of Historical Ignorance - Part 2: Slavery, the Facts
This diary is Part 2 of a series triggered by my reaction to the murder of Walter Scott by Michael Slager. It represents my attempt to examine the larger issue that Scott's murder symbolizes, the ...
Steven D 04/19/2015 6 14 - -
Oregon Miner Doesn't Want to be Next Clive Bundy - Asks "Militias" to Stand Down in BLM Dispute
Sorry pal, time for you to crawl back into your hole. A few days ago, the situation described in this story seemed headed for another Bundy-style ...
Steven D 04/18/2015 13 28 - -
Killing Black People, or The Fatal Evil of Historical Ignorance - Part 1: Denial, Lies & Revisionism
This is the first in a series of diaries that will examine the underlying causes for the continuing police violence disproportionately employed against African Americans, causes I believe to be ...
Steven D 04/17/2015 30 18 1 -
Tea Party Patriot May Vote for Hillary Because (wait for it) the GOP Will Repeal His Obamacare
Oh the irony. Words fail me. Just watch the video. I especially love when he admits the Republicans have done nothing for him compared to the "Democrat Party." “But you know, the ...
Steven D 04/15/2015 109 86 2 -
Bundy Redux? Oregon Miners in Dispute With BLM Calls for Militia Help And Gets It
Yes, we may have a repeat of the Le Affaire Bundy in in southern Oregon where a dispute between the Bureau of Land Management and gold miners may erupt into another standoff with domestic terrorists "
Steven D 04/15/2015 43 38 - -
Dear Diarists @ Daily Kos - If You're Affiliated With a Candidate Please Tell Us (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Thanks to all of you for the discussion in the comments, and for remaining civil for the most part. I have to get up early in the morning EDT to drive my wife to the airport, so I will ...
Steven D 04/14/2015 94 32 - -
Ocean Acidification Caused by Carbon Emissions Tied to Permian Extinction. Sound Familiar?
Scientists studying the Permian extinction event, the greatest die-off in Earth's history, when 90% of all life in the oceans went extinct roughly 250 million years ago (along with the extinction of ...
Steven D 04/09/2015 11 38 - -
Florida Republican Cuts Off Adopted Child Testifying Against "Revenge Bill" to Prevent Gay Adoptions
A young man, Nathaniel Gill, ten years old had barely begun his testimony in opposition to the a proposed law that would permit private adoption agencies to use religious objections to reject ...
Steven D 04/09/2015 11 31 - -
"The Alabama attorney general’s office declined to comment" on Death Row Inmate's Release
Note: FaithGardner also wrote a diary about this yesterday. It only received five comments (not counting the tip jar) when I came across it. Please recommend it, whether you read my diary or not. ...
Steven D 04/04/2015 8 30 - -
Kansas GOP Stands Up For Crazy, Passes Concealed Carry Law: No Permit or Safety Training Required
I'm not bashing Kansas, but I am going to bash Kansas Republicans for the bill Governor Sam Brownback signed into law today , making it legal, starting in July, for any ...
Steven D 04/02/2015 54 26 - -
Wherein I am Asked to Prove I'm White
First things first. I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming positive response to my post What Do Conservatives Want When They Say "I Want My Country Back?" To say I was surprised by the ...
Steven D 04/02/2015 130 306 1 -
Dead Zone: Massive Loss of Ocean Biodiversity From Warming May Take Millennia to Recover
How bad is Ocean Warming caused by anthropogenic climate change? To answer my question, the effects of the current rise in temperatures of our oceans is worse than you or I could have imagined.
Steven D 03/31/2015 13 49 1 -
What Do Conservatives Want When They Say "I Want My Country Back?"
How often have I heard or seen this phrase, "I want my country back," used over the years since I was born in 1956, in Raleigh, North Carolina? I can't give you a precise number, but I can tell ...
Steven D 03/29/2015 333 836 24 -
BREAKING: Alabama Cop Who Violently Assaulted Sureshbhai Patel Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
You might remember the story of the officer Eric Parker of the Madison, Alabama police department, who violently threw to the ground an Indian native, Sureshbhai Patel, apparently because he couldn'...
Steven D 03/27/2015 94 236 4 -
Oh No! Too Many Non-White Actors are on TV as 'Reverse Racism' Hits Hollywood
Yes, it's true. Some people are afraid that too much "diversity" on our TV programming over the last year is hurting the chances of white actors to find work. No, really, they are. This has been ...
Steven D 03/25/2015 18 22 - -
Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown & Ethan Who? Race, Unequal Justice & Collective Responsibility
This diary began as a comment of mine in Shaun King's diary An exoneration happens every three days in America. What this really says about our justice system . ### As a lawyer you quickly learn ...
Steven D 03/24/2015 22 36 2 -
Evil Personified: Marc Morano, Climate Denier Exposed in "Merchants of Doubt"
There's a new film you should see about the industry of Climate Change Denial: Merchants of Doubt . It will be shown in only a limited release, but you can also stream it on Hulu. Here's the ...
Steven D 03/20/2015 14 27 - -
I Committed A Crime and Police Let Me Get Away With It
In light of Shaun King's diary about Martese Johnson , I have decided to come clean about a crime I committed when I was in my Freshman year of college at Colorado State University. The year ...
Steven D 03/19/2015 8 34 - -
Significant News: Massive East Antarctica Ice Sheet Thinning Increasing Due to Climate Change
Yesterday, Pakalolo posted an important diary about the recently discovered acceleration in melting underneath the floating ice shelf ice sheet which supports the massive East Antarctica glacial ...
Steven D 03/17/2015 64 181 4 -
Black Lives Matter: Reasonable Suspicion, Racial Disparity & the Roberts' Court
The above image of a woman crying is that of Daniele Watts, an actress in the film Django Unchained, being detained and handcuffed by Studio City LAPD ...
Steven D 03/17/2015 15 10 - -
John Kerry Gets It on Climate Change: "There is No Planet B"
One problem I had with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was that I never had the feeling she was committed to making an effort to move climate change off the back burner. John Kerry has his ...
Steven D 03/13/2015 6 19 - -
Imagine 47 Democratic Senators Writing a Letter to Ho Chi Minh
Let's go back a nearly a half-century to imagine a counter-factual historical event: the sending of a letter by Democrats to the leader of North Vietnam while President Nixon was engaged in peace ...
Steven D 03/12/2015 20 6 - -
Nazis to Return to Toledo 10 Years After They Incited Civil Unrest - Don't Let Them Succeed, Again
You can say this about American Nazis, they are persistent. Nearly ten years ago, a group calling itself the National Socialist Movement (NSM) planned a march through a predominately African-...
Steven D 03/08/2015 13 18 - -
Gabby Giffords & My Wife to be on ABC World News Tonight re: Music Therapy for Brain Disorders
UPDATE: My wife's video was cut from the segment, but I hope that people found value who watched the show anyway. Seeing Gaby smile while she sang was pretty special. ABC World News Tonight every ...
Steven D 03/06/2015 18 33 - -
Criticizing Israel on Daily Kos Does Not an Antisemite Make
As anyone who has ever perused the diaries about the Israel/Palestinian conflict here on Daily Kos is all too sadly aware, criticism of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians in the Occupied ...
Steven D 03/05/2015 573 206 - -
Large Majorities of Whites Say Blacks Treated Equally by Police, etc. but Objective Data Shows Bias
In a recent poll, while 70% of African-Americans believe blacks are treated less fairly by the police, only 37% of whites feel the same way. Obviously, the rash of media coverage of police killings ...
Steven D 02/26/2015 28 45 1 -
(MAJOR UPDATE) Chicago Police Have Their Own Black Site to Disappear People - Homan Square
UPDATE: Just read this story in Salon The Atlantic which gives further details regarding the Homan Square site in an interview of Tracy Siska, executive director of the Chicago Justice Project who ...
Steven D 02/24/2015 313 408 6 -
The Benefits of Neoliberalism: Avg. US Household has $15,000 in Credit Card Debt (UPDATE)
UPDATE: This diary has been updated to reflect errors by the diarist in my initial post. Changes are shown in italics. Deletions are struck through with a solid black line. My apologies for the ...
Steven D 02/23/2015 81 14 - -
Climate Change: Why So Cold? Why So Warm? It's All About the Wave - The Stalled Jet Stream Wave
Yes, we are having record cold snaps here in the East and Southeast. Global warming must be bunk then, right? Not so fast. Out West, its nice and toasty with unusually warm temperatures . Take a ...
Steven D 02/18/2015 96 202 9 -
Faceless Monsters - What Can We Do to Stem the Tide of Online Hate?
The irony of my coming across this opinion piece by Stephen Marche, The Epidemic of Facelessness in the New York Times Sunday Review , so soon after I stopped being anonymous here, is not lost on me.
Steven D 02/15/2015 28 37 - -
Hi there. Let me Intoduce Myself. I'm more than just "Steven D"
Yes, that's a recent photograph, taken this year, of yours truly. Today is the day I come out of the shadows of internet anonymity (what little is left of them). I am Steven D. Searls. I live in ...
Steven D 02/13/2015 190 432 2 -
The Megadrought is Coming: Climate Scientists Predict Decade Long Droughts For Much of America
Don't shoot the messenger, folks. A recent research article published in the online journal Science Advances by 2050 major portions of the Southwestern and Great Plains states will suffer from ...
Steven D 02/12/2015 242 278 9 -
NEW UPDATE-Scott Walker Lies About Wisconsin Teacher of the Year: Real Teacher of the Year Responds
3rd UPDATE: : Since this diary is still on the rec list, I would be remiss if I failed to mention the previous diary by Jud Lounsberry, Myth Busting Scott Walker's "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" ...
Steven D 02/11/2015 144 594 9 -
The Serengeti Strategy - Why Conservatives Smear People to End Debate & How to Combat It
On January 10, 2010 2015, Michael Mann posted an important op-ed piece in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , The Serengeti strategy: How special interests try to intimidate scientists, and how ...
Steven D 02/06/2015 27 43 1 -
Ala. Torturer Gets Death; CIA Torturers, Bush Officials, Etc. Protected by DOJ (TRIGGER WARNING)
Yes, if you commit torture you can be convicted of a crime - in Alabama. Not however, by the US Government, provided you were employed by the US Military and the CIA to torture "detainees" during ...
Steven D 02/04/2015 4 18 - -
Science Enlightens Me, Again (But then, I'm not a Republican)
In 2005, Isaac Freund, an Israeli physicist, had this astounding idea. He predicted that, under certain conditions, light could be twisted into the shape of a one-sided mobius strip. In other words,
Steven D 01/29/2015 8 21 1 -
Video Shows Police Killing Unarmed Black Man With Hands in Air
If you haven't heard of the death of Jarame C. Reid by two Bridgeton, N.J., police officers on December 30, 2014, you need to read the following excerpt from the Press of Atlantic City website: By ...
Steven D 01/21/2015 20 22 1 -
My New Year's Message: Leelah Alcorn, Mental Illness, Suicide and The Necessity for Empathy
This diary is inspired by a response I read to the death of Leelah Alcorn, whose tragic story you can read about here . Excuse me if I start with a personal story, and then proceed to a more ...
Steven D 01/01/2015 15 18 - -
An Open Letter From Law Enforcement Officers to Unarmed Black Men
NOTICE : The following is a work of SATIRE . If you don't like satire that addresses police shootings of unarmed black men, or feel that this subject is inappropriate for satirical treatment, then ...
Steven D 12/30/2014 13 14 - -
Not Breaking News: Arctic is Warming Twice as Fast as Rest of World Says NOAA
Polar vortexes and bizarre massive snowstorms in November allow many Republicans, conservatives and other climate deniers ( cough - Big Oil - Cough ) to scoff at the idea of climate change or global ...
Steven D 12/18/2014 26 61 1 -
Is America Honestly a Nation of Enlightened Christians? I Don't Think so
At times, I've been confronted by people who argue that Muslims are barbaric and Islam is an evil religion that preaches violence and war, as compared to Christianity in America, where we are a ...
Steven D 12/11/2014 18 9 - -
Thug Kills White Prosecutor and Wife in Texas
This is the tale of a fiend, a true murdering devil. Not only did he ruthlessly kill Michael "Mike" McClelland, 63, the the Prosecutor of Kaufmann County and his wife Cynthia, 65, but also the ...
Steven D 12/09/2014 231 737 15 -
Under ACA, My Health Insurance Goes Down Again, but Supreme Court May Change Everything
I live in New York State, as many of you know. Last year the cost of my Health insurance declined in the first year the exchanges became operative by $200 a month. In year two of the exchanges, my ...
Steven D 12/07/2014 12 16 - -
Tonight My Wife Will Dance For Us
Once upon a time, I met a special woman while we were both attending law school in Colorado. From the title, I imagine you already know the person about whom I'm writing. It's the person I care ...
Steven D 12/05/2014 34 63 - -
St. Louis Rams Players Receive Death Threats After "Hands Up" Gesture
Things not to do if you are a black member of the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League: Express solidarity with protests over the shooting of Michael Brown by coming onto the field before ...
Steven D 12/04/2014 63 151 - -
Michael Brown Family's Church Burned to the Ground - Arson Investigation by ATF (UPDATED)
UPDATE : Google Maps indicates the Flood Christian Church at which the Brown family attended services was roughly 2.8 miles away from the site where the protests and demonstrations in Ferguson ...
Steven D 11/29/2014 167 376 4 -
UN Committee Against Torture Latest to Demand Crackdown on Police Brutality in US
My country and yours, the United States of America, is becoming a pariah to the rest of the world. It's not just our continued wars in the Middle East, or that our government sanctioned committed ...
Steven D 11/28/2014 6 14 - -
Important Public Service Announcement About You Know What
GO VOTE! That is all. Okay, I lied. If you have already voted, you can still help. Call around and see if you can take a family member or friend to the polls who would otherwise be unable to ...
Steven D 11/04/2014 1 1 - -
Dallas Nurse & NBC News Cameraman Now Ebola Free; Nurse Nina Pham Upgraded to "Good"
Amazingly, after all the anguish these past few weeks over the man who died of Ebola at a Dallas hospital, Thomas Duncan, and the subsequent infection of two Dallas nurses who treated him at that ...
Steven D 10/23/2014 93 61 - -
Supreme Court, Without Opinion, Permits Texas Voter ID Law For This Election; Ginsberg Dissents
Wow, what a democracy we have. Early Saturday morning the Supreme Court, without any opinion to explain its ruling, refused to remove the stay of the trial court's verdict finding Texas' strict ...
Steven D 10/18/2014 122 104 2 -
You Want to Know How to Stop Ebola?
Google "stop Ebola." Won't take long (hums final answer Jeopardy music to myself) ... Okay, if you did that, I bet you came up with a lot of articles like this one . Or this one . And a bunch ...
Steven D 10/15/2014 33 81 - -
McCain Says: "It's War and We're Losing!"
Yes, this a short diary, but with John McCain as its subject one doesn't need to say very much, does one. My alternative title was "This is great news for John McCain " because of course it is: ...
Steven D 10/12/2014 17 7 - -
Climate Change: Dangerous Methane Emissions From Drilling Far, Far Greater than EPA Estimates
This is a follow-up to my diary last night regarding the enormous methane hotspot over the Four Corners area in the Southwest. The EPA estimates are compiled using the industry’s own measurements ...
Steven D 10/10/2014 22 34 1 -
Coal-Bed Development in Southwest US Released Huge Amts. of Climate Killing Methane
I am running on fumes. And so apparently is the Southwestern U.S., where satellite imagery has revealed a methane hotspot, that is leaking methane (a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide ...
Steven D 10/09/2014 5 18 - -
World Bank: Ebola Crisis Messed Up; GOP Blames Obama instead of Cuts to Public Health Funding
Yes, when the world's leading nations get criticized by the head of the World Bank for blowing their response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa (now a pandemic coming soon to a hospital near you), you ...
Steven D 10/09/2014 7 5 1 -
Why Democrats Fail Us
Let me begin this rant on a personal note: I have a hearing test this afternoon. My private healthcare insurance covers one free hearing test each year, and one free eye test each year. What my ...
Steven D 10/08/2014 12 14 - -
Will the DOJ finally Charge Real Bankers for Crimes Related to LIBOR Scandal?
Remember the LIBOR scandal ? [P]erhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of ...
Steven D 10/07/2014 13 2 - -
(UPDATED with Full Sermon text) Shorter Rabbi Shlomo Lewis: Kill All Muslims! KILL! KILL! KILL!
UPDATE: Diarist Note: Mea culpa on getting the Rabbi's name wrong. It is Shlomo, not Shalom. Changes have been made. As for the objection to the link, I have provided a link to the the Rabbi's ...
Steven D 10/06/2014 105 14 - -
Turks Fiddle, Kurdish Town Burns - Not the Coalition We Were Looking For
Turkey voted to fight against ISIS/ISIL, but that doesn't mean they have any interest in saving the Kurdish town of Kobani , just over their border from Syria. ISIS forces have the town surrounded, ...
Steven D 10/04/2014 27 14 - -
Why Do Stanford's Climate Scientists Hate America?
We are a nation of proud gas guzzling, coal burning, hydrofracking freedom lovers. Next to guns, Americans love their cars and trucks more than any other people on earth and the bigger the better (...
Steven D 10/02/2014 4 19 1 -
Former Sen. Bob Graham Blames the Saudis (& US Support of Saudi Arabia) for ISIL
I haven't seen a diary on this before. Earlier last month, Bob Graham began speaking out about the danger posed by our uncritical support of Saudi Arabia. This diary is prompted by his remarks ...
Steven D 10/01/2014 56 99 3 -
US Plan to Expand Production of Nuclear Weapons Cores is Reckless
Despite our partisan divide, there are some thing the Obama administration and Congress can agree upon. The trouble is with what that something is , however. Congress and the Department of Defense,
Steven D 09/30/2014 20 18 - -
Unsportmanlike to pray after NFL Touchdown if you are not a Christian
UPDATE: I appreciate the rec list. That was unexpected. I also apologize for not responding to more of the comments, but I have a number of family matters to attend to today, that must take ...
Steven D 09/30/2014 260 280 3 -
The Trees are Turning
Sorry I don't have any pictures to put up (I am photography challenged), but our trees have started to turn here in western NY. The reds always appear first, and some few oranges, too. Its a very ...
Steven D 09/29/2014 3 4 - -
Was Darrien Hunt Killed For Being Black While Engaging in Cosplay?
Darrien Hunt, may have been killed by police in a predominately white community in Utah for engaging in "Cosplay." Cosplay is short for Costume Play, a form of dressing up as a comic book character (...
Steven D 09/27/2014 29 44 - -
Hillary Clinton Loses
No, I'm not making a prediction. She hasn't lost the nomination battle for 2016, not yet anyway. However what she did do today, or what I should more accurately say, is she lost my respect. Back ...
Steven D 09/26/2014 520 297 3 -
So, I was emailed a video claiming ISIL speaks for Islam, so all Muslims are our Enemy
A video posted on Facebook was sent to me in an email. The person who sent it asked me my thoughts about it. Here's the link to it as I am not putting it up here: Link . The video shows a man ...
Steven D 09/25/2014 12 11 - -
My Friend, a Member of the Poor, Untreated, and Scorned Mentally Ill
This is a very a personal story. Our family have been trying to help a young man, a friend of ours, get back on his feet. He's had a very difficult life. He was born into a Jehovah's Witnesses ...
Steven D 09/24/2014 7 12 1 -
Why? Why Not? (Must See Video from The Climate Realty Project) UPDATED
Got this video in my email from The Climate Reality Project . Said I should watch it. I did. You should too. Now share it on social media or email the link to friends. Because, why not? UPDATE:
Steven D 09/23/2014 3 8 - -
Tuesday's Child is Full of War
Good morning everyone. The latest on our misadventures in the Middle East, are reports that the US military and five of our "Arab Allies" have started bombing the Islamic State or whatever one ...
Steven D 09/23/2014 5 8 - -
That Big Climate March Thing? Never Happened.
At least you wouldn't have heard about it on the Sunday morning shows devoted to politics and current events where ne'er a word was heard. From Media Matters : Sunday news shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, ...
Steven D 09/22/2014 223 138 1 -
Res Ipsa Loquitur, or a Pro-Gun Bumper Sticker Photo Diary
Res ipsa loquitur (Ed. spelling corrected) is a Latin phrase that names a legal doctrine in the law of torts that allows plaintiffs to satisfy their burden of proof by claiming that the evidence ...
Steven D 09/15/2014 28 22 - -
Sonnet in a time of drones
I usually keep the two worlds my writing inhabits separate, but on occasion the political world intrudes upon the literary one, and I can make myself heard better in poetry than in ten thousands ...
Steven D 09/12/2014 11 9 - -
R E S P E C T
Take a breath everyone. Breathe in, breathe out. Spend some time meditating on this one word: Respect If you like, here's some music to help you. We can respect one another despite our ...
Steven D 09/03/2014 20 26 - -
Fastest Internet in US? It's Chattanooga, TN, Thanks to Local and Fed $$$ (Ps. Big Cable Very Angry)
Yes, you read that right. Internet speeds as fast as 1 gigabit gigabyte per second are the norm in the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee . Not the spot you might have predicted, would you. Certainly ...
Steven D 08/30/2014 111 357 9 -
Drought in California - Not Enough Drops to Drink, Unless You're Rich, of course
Towns and municipalities in California are starting to reach the hair on fire stage, if they haven't already, regarding water shortages. Some examples: Portersville, San Joaquin Valley : The ...
Steven D 08/27/2014 33 53 - -
Walmart Video Shows John Crawford Was Shot on Sight By Cops With No Warning, Family Attorneys Say
John Crawford was the unfortunate black man holding a BB gun in the toy section of a Walmart Store in Beavercreek, OH, when police, in response to several 911 calls, shot and killed him on August 5, ...
Steven D 08/26/2014 336 423 5 -
Comparing Two Similar Traffic Stops in America: Guess Who was Black and Who was White
Consider this a kind of thought experiment: You are driving home at night in a nice car, not a luxury car, just a plain standard, clean, relatively new sedan. You have no bumper stickers on your ...
Steven D 08/26/2014 19 22 - -
Fantasy Football Recruitment Drive
Need three players to fill out spots in Progressive/Liberal/Lefty fantasy football league. If interested, please email me at stevendbt at yahoo dot com and I'll hook you up. Description: 10 team ...
Steven D 08/23/2014 2 - - -
Do protest marches do any good?
I used to think that protest marches by liberals, progressives and other groups who are commonly lumped together under the label "The Left" (environmentalists, for one, same sex marriage advocates ...
Steven D 08/22/2014 50 11 - -
Hey, FYI Diplomacy With Iran Is Working - IAEA Notes Iran Compliance With Interim Nuclear Agreement
Once upon a time, Vice President Richard Cheney advocated going to war with Iran in order to stop Iran's nuclear program, even to the extent of authorizing the first use of nuclear weapons by any ...
Steven D 08/20/2014 15 11 1 -
Debunking Right Wing Lies re: Michael Brown - Alleged Rap Sheet False
If you go online and Google "Michael Brown arrest record," you will invariably be directed to several right wing sites like this one , which contain an his alleged "rap sheet" filled with a number ...
Steven D 08/19/2014 13 33 - -
Georgia County Won't Pay for Toddler Med Bills Caused by Stun Grenade from SWAT Raid
Remember cute little toddler, Bounkham Phonesavah, who was burned and put in a coma after a SWAT Drug Raid by police in Habersham County, Georgia? Here's a reminder if you don't recall the story: ...
Steven D 08/19/2014 135 264 3 -
PEW Poll: Most Whites Say Race Getting Too Much Attention in Michael Brown Killing
You might think that most people, after the killing of a Skiddles wielding Florida teenager shot for the crime of wearing a hoodie in the gated community where his father resided, after the ...
Steven D 08/18/2014 23 14 1 -
America, Land of the People Whose "Freedoms" exist solely at the Discretion of Monsters
Yes, the government in Ferguson, Missouri, and the State of Missouri is the current tip of the spear of oppression, but it is far from the only subversion of the American Dream,. indeed, as the ...
Steven D 08/13/2014 13 18 1 -
Wildfires Gone Wild - Northern U.S. "a smoky, hazy mess."
One story I haven't seen the national media talking much about is the number of wildfires there have been in 2014. Currently, massive fires are burning throughout the Pacific Northwest and ...
Steven D 07/23/2014 16 43 - -
Why does Daily Kos Show Up on a List of Websites infested with Advanced Webtracking Mechanisms?
Specifically, the home page of Daily Kos , along with many of the most popular websites on the internet, including the home pages for NOAA, Starbucks, WhiteHouse.gov, Biblegateway.com, and too many ...
Steven D 07/21/2014 304 215 5 -
What More Needs to be Said? The Bad Guys Are Winning
This is what passes for debate on the issue of the laws to regulate the right bear arms under 2nd Amendment: Link A bullet-riddled ...
Steven D 07/16/2014 13 42 1 -
The Real Danger from Fracking (& related drilling methods) - It's Groundwater Contamination, Stupid
One can argue all you like about the danger of earthquakes posed by waste water injection by the oil and gas extraction industry. However, from both a short term and long term perspective, the ...
Steven D 07/09/2014 10 23 - -
My Unabashedly Biased Advice to New Daily Kos Members (as well as older ones)
Seems like such a great place doesn't it? All this information about the matters of the day, plus special diaries by great storytellers, personal memoirs and issue specific diaries to read. Others ...
Steven D 06/24/2014 199 229 8 -
Dear Anti-Gun Nuts
Thank you. Thank you for saying enough is enough . Again and Again. Thank you for standing up to harassment and death threats ...
Steven D 06/10/2014 85 182 2 -
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