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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 1
Overnight News Digest: Novus ordo seclorum
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Doctor RJ, rfall, JML9999 and Man Oh ...
Doctor RJ 05/06/2015 8
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 6
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
Politics is Ruining Religion
We live in a small town in north central Kansas. It's no surprise that religion is important here. And by definition a baccalaureate ceremony is based in religion. But we did not expect what ...
I am a Patriot 05/06/2015 18
Blood type: Do you know yours?
When I was in the hospital I had to get donations from people who were kind enough to donate their blood. It got me to thinking about blood types and blood donations. I cannot donate blood, for ...
BFSkinner 05/06/2015 71
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
Employees and Activists Shut Down Bar After Owner Kicks Out "Ghetto" Patrons
In a swift display of Karmic justice, a Milwaukee franchise bar lost its license after the owner's racist ravings caused employees to quit en masse and the activist community rallied their troops. ...
justiceformost 05/06/2015 25
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
POTUS, Would You Let Your Daughters Work 4 Nike in Vietnam? Sanders Says Cancel Your Trip 2 Nike
At the end of the day, it doesn't hurt for voters to ask politicians the family question: would you ask your children, your spouses, or your parents to face the consequences of a policy decision and ...
Tasini 05/06/2015 37
Conservative Christian persecution watch: Gay ISIS & the impending criminalization of Christianity
As you may know, there are few groups as persecuted today as right wing American Christians. Scratch that -- no group as persecuted today as far right American Christians. Hell, there's probably ...
Rachel191 05/06/2015 21
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 6May15: EcoNut®™ Soapberry Laundry Experiment Preliminary Results
This experiment began Sunday, as commented at Besame's diary, "Silence Won't Stop an Epidemic" on neuro-immune-endocrine disorders awareness, for KosAbility. i switched from 7th Generation (which ...
mettle fatigue 05/06/2015 67
The Evening Blues - 5-6-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/06/2015 51
UPDATE Israel: Netanyahu coalition announced at 61 seats. Kulanu sets presser tomorrow
Recall all the stories telling us how Likud and Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu had won a great victory at the polls on March 17th ??? Well, it's not just Fox News. They all had it wrong. Netanyahu's ...
waterstreet2008 05/06/2015 96
Those dumb@$$e$ at D.A.R.E. got caught with their snark meters down.
Dumbasses, every last one of them: D.A.R.E., the infamous anti-drug organization that seemingly hasn’t progressed beyond Reefer Madness, recently published a satirical anti-pot story thinking it ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/06/2015 48
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 2
GUS: Gooooooooooaallll!
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you are quitting ...
Vacationland 05/06/2015 19
Changing the debate by changing how we debate
I have an idea I'd like to propose. You might find it crazy and you might be right, but I think that living in an age where information is available and updated every second requires a change in how ...
Animeraider 05/06/2015 3
Spotlight on green news & views: Allegheny wind turbines collide with NIMBY, GOP attacks science
See Gwennedd's post Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 15
I Know Chloe Hough
I just read this here on Kos and I feel like I might vomit. I know Chloe Hough and I can assure you, she is anything but "arrogant, ignorant, and stupid." She's one of the most thoughtful, ...
Edward L Cote 05/06/2015 21
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 ...
Lefty Coaster 05/06/2015 6
MoveOn should back Bernie
On May 1 I started a petition urging MoveOn to back Bernie Sanders. MoveOn should back Bernie Some of you have signed it, many haven't. However, to date 811 people have signed it. That's more ...
unclejohn 05/06/2015 24
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 14
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
Bernie Sanders Hires Obama Digital Operations Team
This looks like good news : WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is hiring veterans of President Barack Obama's highly regarded digital operation for his 2016 White House campaign. The ...
Th0rn 05/06/2015 127
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
Rick Scott pleads with administration to give him federal money that's not Obamacare
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is continuing his bizarre quest to get one kind of federal money because he doesn'...
Joan McCarter 05/06/2015 41
KOSacks and the Orange Cloud: Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Have you ever sat looking at clouds with a group of people, calling out what the shapes look like to you, and everyone sees something different in the same cloud? Apparently KOSacks have the same ...
state of confusion 05/06/2015 14
Duke Energy wants a breather from all of these coal ash lawsuits
Crystal clear ashy water. Duke Energy, most recently known for ...
Walter Einenkel 05/06/2015 7
Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Break Up the Big Banks
From senate.sanders.gov : Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced legislation to break up the nation’s biggest banks in order to safeguard the economy and prevent another costly taxpayer bailout.
ericlewis0 05/06/2015 171
Midday open thread: 'festival' of corruption in NY, ADP report hints again at hiring slowdown
Today's comic by Matt Bors is X-Race Specs :
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 23
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
Harry Reid joins senators promoting a petition that calls for opposition to 'fast-tracking' TPP
Still not onboard with fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Under the rubric of "prioritize jobs" Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin (WI), Sherrod Brown (OH), Al Franken (MN), ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 32
Wells Fargo just got served papers for fraud—by Los Angeles, California
Let us open an account for you, or ten.
Walter Einenkel 05/06/2015 70
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 128
Woozle Wednesdai
Those of you who already either know me ...
triciawyse 05/06/2015 101
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
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 73
Boehner and pals: 'Obamacare will destroy the economy,' except it didn't
The law Republicans said would ...
kos 05/06/2015 77
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
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
Huge! Alberta, Canada, home to tar sands, has elected a Premier who will stop pushing Keystone XL
Congratulations Alberta, Canada! With a large majority Alberta, Canada has just elected a people friendly, environment friendly premier! Great for Canada and the rest of the world!
VL Baker 05/06/2015 66
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info — WHAT IF...?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Angie in WA State 05/06/2015 63
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The nutters are running the show
Can Jeb survive a 7th place showing out of Iowa? New Q caucus poll shows: Walker 21, Rubio 13, Rand 13, Cruz 12, Huck 11... Jeb 5.
Greg Dworkin 05/06/2015 122
Open thread for night owls: Now comes Trans-Pacific trickle-down
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes Trans-Pacific Trickle-Down Economics : Now comes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s being sold as a way to boost the U.S. economy, expand exports, ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 70
Bernie and Moyers on Money in Politics.
Everyone talks about this problem of Money in Politics . Some Candidates have been talking about it long before "it was kool." Bernie Sanders on What Money Does to Politics (with Video) on ...
jamess 05/05/2015 17
The Evening Blues - 5-5-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/05/2015 33
Riding with Reagan - Part II
When we left our intrepid hero he was somewhere in darkest Texas, asleep at a Loves gas station. The day is long, and the night short. Yesterday he covered one thousand and fifty miles in a variety ...
twigg 05/05/2015 8
Natural Gas Fracking suspected as the source for the persistent Four Corners Methane Plume
Gas fracking has be estimated to release much more methane than previous gas industry claims. The worst offender for Methane releases in the US is probably the natural gas field in the Four Corners ...
Lefty Coaster 05/05/2015 13
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 304
Black Miami Beach Cop who Punched Handcuffed White Woman is Suspended, 2 Years Later
So here we have a woman whose drunken behavior outside of a Miami Beach nightclub condominium was unruly enough sleeping in the lobby caused police to be called and her to be handcuffed and brought ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/05/2015 34
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
Black Kos, Tuesday Chile
(Some) white folks haven't changed in over 40 years.* (Image courtesy of The Center of the Study of Political Graphics. Cartoonist is possibly Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black ...
Black Kos 05/05/2015 117
Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 26
Midday open thread: Top hedge fund managers earn paltry $11bn, Edison's talking dolls still creepy
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 86
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
Toosdai Critters
Those of you who already either ...
triciawyse 05/05/2015 96
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
Klobuchar, Tester reintroduce bill to require states to allow voter registration on Election Day
Allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day is a smart idea that boosts turnout and makes things easier for the most mobile Americans. It has been tested for problems for decades in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 66
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
Scientists abandon California snowpack measurement, because–why bother?
Nothing to see here! Two years ago, scientists at UCLA predicted there would ...
Jen Hayden 05/04/2015 77
Now This Proposal Is What A Crude Oil "Export Pipeline" IS - TransCanada's Upland Pipeline Project
National environmental organizations and Democrats [often motivated by Tom Steyer campaign contributions] have created a mythology about the Keystone XL Pipeline claiming this to be an "export ...
LakeSuperior 05/03/2015 29
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
House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
Lefty Coaster 05/02/2015 33
From Oakland to Baltimore. Labor & Community Against Police Terror on May Day.
A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
jpmassar 05/01/2015 6
Which 10 Democrats Just Voted for the GOP's Dirty Energy and Water Bill?
Continuing with the appropriations process, the House today voted on the appropriations bill for the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, and nuclear weapons programs. Here is what the ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/01/2015 11
The Only Chart You Need To Pick a President
I was born in 1979. It's a year that many economists have now found to be a turning point. From the end of the Great Depression until the year I was born, American productivity and prosperity ...
greywolfe359 04/30/2015 27
Congressional Scouting Report Reveals Who's Hitting Homeruns, Striking Out for Clean Air
Spring time means baseball season for so many - a nice evening out at the ballpark with a hot dog, peanuts, and a cold beverage. We all love a homerun, except when it's against our team, of course.
Mary Anne Hitt 04/30/2015 3
Dear Bill Gates, Will you lead on climate change?
We've tried everything else, it's time to ask a member of our own oligarchy if he will lead us in humanities greatest challenge. The Gates Foundation has done many good things including helping to ...
VL Baker 04/30/2015 8
Bernie 2016: Volunteer link, Issues Page, petition to end Citizens United, Donate, etc.
Join the Campaign or Sign up to Volunteer for specific tasks or Sign up for Updates . To donate: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets-go-bernie Stand with Bernie We are at a moment of ...
distraught 04/30/2015 131
Super El Nino Likely as Huge Warm Water Wave Hits West Coast, Extreme Marine Die Off Developing
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, which reached ...
FishOutofWater 04/30/2015 277
A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
guavaboy 04/29/2015 18
John Kerry: Climate leadership needs to come from mayors & citizens in lieu of government commitment
Remember Arctic Ice? There's less of it every year. Extraordinary words coming from our Secretary of State who seems to be hitting his stride. He seems born to the job and his passion for the ...
VL Baker 04/29/2015 4
Iceberg B-34 frees itself from Antarctica's Getz ice sheet and proceeds to scour the sea floor.
'It's catastrophic, really. They kill 99 per cent of things they come in contact with". David Barnes, British Antarctic Survey An iceberg 17 miles long, now named B-34 , cracked and broke loose ...
Pakalolo 04/29/2015 46
New study forecasts big increases in extreme weather from human-caused global warming
More of these will be part of global warming's impacts, scientists predict. The name of the study by Erich M. Fischer and Reto Knutti is a mouthful—
Meteor Blades 04/28/2015 42
Transit and Tomatoes Today April 28 in SC
Charleston, SC- Transit in the Lowcountry needs your support today. While we’ve been working to plan a better system for the future long standing problems and exposure to the dysfunctions of our ...
wjhamilton29464 04/28/2015 6
First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground
Deepwater Wind employees assemble pieces of the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island. Today, the U.S. took another big step in the transition beyond coal to a clean energy, as the nation's first ...
Mary Anne Hitt 04/27/2015 21
Lipsky Family Wins a Victory on Range Resources SLAPP Law Suit at Texas Supreme Court
The Lipsky Family in Parker County, TX has defeated a Range Resources petition in a SLAPP lawsuit seeking to reinstate certain business disparagement and civil conspiracy claims brought by the ...
LakeSuperior 04/27/2015 24

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