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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 ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 13
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 33
Three Days til The Election: Labour's Stone Plinth May as Well be a Gravestone
The UK goes to the polls on Thursday to decide who their representatives in parliament will be. It's a tough election, with no party slated in the polls to take an overall majority. I'll be ...
OllieGarkey 05/04/2015 10
Kansas Democratic Party Names New Executive Director
The Kansas Democratic Party has completed their search for the next executive director of the party, and the answer came from within. Kerry Gooch, formerly political director for the Kansas ...
Chris Reeves 05/04/2015 4
Jeez Kossaks, don't miss this diary:
Serious scholarship presenting unpleasant truth: A-White-Son-Of-Ferguson-On-Why-St-Louis-Can-t-...
claude 05/04/2015 5
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
Moondai Furbutts: May We??
The lovely month of May is upon us, when a young (hearted) critter's fancy turns to whatever a young heart fancies. In the case of pooties, it's often...Fancy Feast.
The Marti 05/04/2015 115
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 20
Missouri Republicans Prepare Veto Override to Cut TANF/SNAP
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last week sent Senate Bill 24, "Strengthening Missouri Families Act", back into the hands of the Missouri legislature with a veto. The legislation, which was designed ...
Chris Reeves 05/04/2015 8
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 ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 5
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 ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 3
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 ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 12
Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
librarisingnsf 05/03/2015 57
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
I can find no evidence of the Baltimore Sun's "Purge" Claim from Monday
The Baltimore Sun made the following claim about the riots on Monday: The incident stemmed from a flier that circulated widely among city school students via social media about a “purge” to ...
OllieGarkey 05/03/2015 102
"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 ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 81
SC Senior Class Students Try To Offset Student's Racist Act With Banner With Inclusive Message
The day after a sophmore student at Christ Church Episcopal School in northern South Carolina was expelled for posting racist photos of four black students, the senior class greeted the student ...
librarisingnsf 05/02/2015 2
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
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, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
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 ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
Baltimore police commish knew Freddie Gray's death was a crime--here's why
For all the kicking and screaming that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police directed at Marilyn Mosby today after six of their brothers were indicted for their role in the death of Freddie Gray, ...
Christian Dem in NC 05/01/2015 12
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 ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
librarisingnsf 05/01/2015 25
Fire in Chernobyl Contaminated Zone
RT RT and The Ecologist report that a huge forest fire near the abandoned contaminated zone around the Chernobyl disaster site in northern Ukraine is releasing plutonium as well as cesium and ...
Joieau 05/01/2015 14
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
Connect! Unite! Act! Bisbee, NYC, Dallas & EPIC Glacier Meet-up Info — blue jersey mom Visits SF
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
navajo 05/01/2015 135
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 ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
Martin O'Malley's Baltimore Visit Reminds Us Why He Will Never Be President
Martin O'Malley's drive for the White House hasn't been a secret. He's appeared in Iowa 13 times already with more than 35 events. The former governor has given speeches at places like the Kansas ...
Chris Reeves 04/30/2015 54
Scotland Rising: If you think the Republican wave in 2010 was big...
The polls open UK wide in one week. But the most interesting part of the election is happening in Scotland. Here's a map of Scotland in 2010 along with the most recent Polling projections for ...
OllieGarkey 04/30/2015 359
Bernie Sanders will run on the issues, not the nonsense
[UPDATE] Thanks @HillaryClinton . Looking forward to debating the big issues: income inequality, climate change & getting big money out of politics. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 30, ...
Armando 04/30/2015 376
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
Best.Bill.Ever: The Restrain Steve King From Legislating Act Of 2015
Just when you thought that Congress was an utterly dysfunctional institution that couldn't get anything done, Colorado representative Jared Polis introduces legislation that may be the precursor of ...
News Corpse 04/26/2015 7
Fox News Buries Bad News For Ted Cruz And Marco Rubio On Their Latino Niche Website
In October of 2010, Fox News launched the Fox News Latino website in order to mitigate the massive disadvantage Republicans faced with Latino voters. Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in ...
News Corpse 04/24/2015 7
Indians 101: The Federal Government and Indian Affairs in 1965
By 1965, the administration of federal Indian relationships and Indian reservations had been firmly entrenched in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which is a part of the Department of the Interior.
Ojibwa 04/23/2015 4
Fox News & Sarah Palin Denounced In Stunning Earth Day Video By Prince Ea (50M+ Views)
In this visually beautiful and mesmerizing piece, 27 year-old Prince Ea apologies to future generations for what we are doing, and not doing, to the planet today. The six-minute video contains so ...
Leslie Salzillo 04/22/2015 112
Hillary Clinton Is Rich And It Is Driving Republicans (Even More) Nuts
Anyone who thought that Hillary Clinton's road to the White House was going to be littered with trash from the GOP's Benghazi obsession or frenzied raving about ghost emails may be disappointed to ...
News Corpse 04/22/2015 7

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