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|Global Warming: Getting worse
I recently noted that there are reasons to think that the effects of human caused climate change are coming on faster than previously expected .
|Climate Denying Governors - The Ball is in Your Court!
People know that climate change is a serious issue, and it's something that we need to take our collective heads out of the sand before we end up drowning on that tide-rising beach, and do something ...
|The Perspective of a Country Boy on Democrats
I grew up in a town with a population of less than 100 people. I have lived in small towns in Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, and New York, and spent enough times in small towns in Pennsylvania to ...
|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 ...
In this post I will be applying Karen Barad's essay "On Touching- The Inhuman That Therefore I Am" to analyze David Foster Wallace's short story "Everything is Green" . A semester’s worth of ...
|What A Pithy||05/05/2015||3|
|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 ...
|Who's policing the one percent while our cities burn?: Part 2
What we are witnessing are the workings of an “apparatus of justification” to rationalize the “extreme economic inequality” that is on the horizon and that hedge-fund managers’ ...
|Michael Gould-Wartofsky: The New Age of Counterinsurgency Policing
In the part of Baltimore hardest hit by the recent riots and arson, more than a third of families live in poverty, median income is $24,000, the unemployment rate is over 50% , some areas burnt out ...
|May Day! May Day: Dancing In the Street
August 9, 2014, Ferguson Missouri, black man shot by cop, left on ground, dead, ID: Michael Brown. Early morning April 12, 2015, 26-year-old Freddie Gray made eye contact with Baltimore police ...
|The Reasonable Voice||05/05/2015||2|
|Reinforcing myths, instead of busting them
For anyone interested in debunking climate change myths, there's a great resource that should be your first read: the Debunking Handbook . It's a short and simple guide on what to do and what not to ...
|The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"
"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned. Comcast now has more internet customers than cable TV subscribers; Business experts say ...
|Notes and Speculation on a Religion: Americanism
Americanism is often referred to as "America's secular religion." I have some notes and speculations on religion in general and Americanism in specific. Religion is an interesting word, its origin ...
|Why would this time be worse?
It is sometimes pointed out in climate discussions that the earth has been much warmer at times in the distant past, so why should we be upset about it getting that hot again? Apparently some ...
|You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
|A White Son Of Ferguson On Why St. Louis Can’t Change
|"Volcanoes" of gas, mud (chemicals?) and water erupt during drilling.||Pakalolo||05/04/2015||11|
|Why Intellectual Integrity Is In Such Short Supply
Paul Krugman recently wrote: "No, what you should really look for, in a world that keeps throwing nasty surprises at us, is intellectual integrity: the willingness to face facts even if they’re ...
|Nonviolence media black-out
When the media marginalized the nonviolence on the streets, it also blacked-out the expression of nonviolence as a radical call for justice and for systemic change.
|MI Progressives: Please Vote Yes on Prop 1 Tomorrow
This diary is pretty straightforward: I'm asking DKos Michiganians to make their way to the polls tomorrow and vote yes in our special election to alter various tax rates in Michigan and increase ...
|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 ...
|Delingpole's Deepwater Disrespect
We spend a lot of time talking about James Delingpole, and occasionally it seems like maybe we're picking on him a bit too much (and giving him more attention than he deserves). But then he goes ...
|Bernie Sanders the Demagogue Enters the Democratic Presidential Race
This is how the right wing poses Bernie Sanders. What a flipping joke. I mean really? Are we to forget that the militarized police state doesn't appear to stand with those protesting income ...
|War on Error||05/04/2015||15|
|Engelhardt: Counting Bodies, Then and Now
Who Counts? Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage” (aka “Bug Splat”) By Tom Engelhardt This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"
It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are. No Similes allowed. Nope. Not today. New York state police handcuff and shackle a "combative" five year ...
|Religion of the 2nd Amendment
There is one thing that gets people more worked up and divided than religion and that's the 2nd amendment to the constitution. You will hear gun enthusiasts claim it's a blanket right for them to ...
|A Proposal to Tie Corporate Tax Deductions to Number of American Jobs
I think that, for many reasons that can be elaborated upon elsewhere, the country, meaning us The People, has a vested interest in making sure American companies create jobs here in the US, rather ...
|The Justice Dept on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Bewilderment Will Diminish Like An Echo"
|Hillary Clinton on foreign policy: Critical perspectives from the Left
Still Life with Deciders and ...
|Breaking: Mosby to File Homicide Charges in Freddy Gray Case
The Washington Post is reporting that Maryland State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has found probable case to file homicide charges in the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore prosecutor: Probable cause to ...
|Sandy Tolan: The One-State Conundrum
Here’s a punchline the Obama administration could affix to the Middle East right now: With allies like these, who needs enemies? If you happen to be in that administration, that region must seem ...
|Andrew Cockburn: How Assassination Sold Drugs and Promoted Terrorism
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . No one can claim that plotting assassination is new to Washington ...
|Christian Appy: From the Fall of Saigon to Our Fallen Empire
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . [ Note for TomDispatch Readers: As you may remember, ...
|Oh Pooh! The Pres is TPP Pouting
"i take it personally! said Obama regarding TPP disagreeing Democrats. Well, I take it personally, too! Keeping your hearts desire a secret from the people that elected you is not the change we ...
|War on Error||04/23/2015||28|
| Accurate climate change predictions in 1981
Yesterday, in honor of Earth Day, Glenn Beck regaled his conservative radio audience with [faulty predictions http://www.aei.org/publication/18-spectacularly-wrong-apocalyptic-predictions-made-around-
|Engelhardt: The Future Foreseen (and Not)
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . [ Note for TomDispatch Readers: A small reminder that the new title ...
|Josh, the Next Romney in the Doomed Dynasty
A friend of a friend helped build Mitt's and Josh's new, adjacent mansions in Utah recently. This establishes Josh Romney for future runs in the Utah political arena. But I guess Josh is ...
|War on Error||04/22/2015||7|
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