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Friday, September 19, 2014

this friday night

you really can get pulled over for driving while black, federal study says

america's urban water crisis

the end of fracking may be closer than you think

latino activists debate boycotting the 2014 mid-terms
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thirteen Years And A Week Later -- What Did We Learn?

We learned that Walt Kelly was right.

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like a summer thursday

what age segregation does to america

are economists biased to be pro-management?

outsourcing probation puts the costs on the poor

i f*cking love copyright infringement suits
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

big wednesday

5 reasons to suspect jesus never existed

ice caps melting faster than previously thought

sen. cory booker wants to strip sports leagues of their tax-exempt staus

the cats of world war I

and rip pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist tony auth
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

i keep thinking it's tuesday

the u.s. has had the same arguments about teachers for about 100 years

it's no surprise that the irs is auditing breitbart news

wage theft lawsuits filed against the hollywood technopus

not a tea party, a confederate party
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Monday, September 15, 2014

monday sunshine

how carbon may save the planet from global warming

microsoft's tax dodge alone could fund the entire state of washington for two years

music streaming is booming, and that's a problem for the music business

your iq changes over time
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

sunday drive

the initiative to break california into 6 states failed to get enough signatures to get on the november ballot

does your police department have a tank?

maybe they got it at urban shield, the convention for warrior cops

meanwhile, aggressive policing has seized millions of dollars from motorists not charged with a crime

and rip creator of barney miller (and screen writer of one of our fav movies, the president's analyst), theodore j. flicker
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

saturday night in camden town

right-to-work states spend more on the social safety net

every 40 seconds another person commits suicide worldwide

why the gop fears higher voter turn out

turns out we live in the laniakea galactic cluster
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Friday, September 12, 2014

that friday night

america's messed up priorities

the constitutional amendment that would overturn citizens united, explained

even red states can't ignore the rising green economy

giant panda faked her pregnancy for more treats
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

lazy thursday

media shows higher percentage of blacks committing crime than in reality

the state of the internet is awful and everyone knows it

law enforcement source says nfl had ray rice video 3 months ago

one republican realizes how racist voter id laws are

and rip james bond's jaws, actor richard kiel
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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                                                               sign the letter
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

i hate tuesdays

rick santorum wants to take movies out of the theater and show them in church

why charter schools have a high teacher turn over

how organizers are trying to stop militarization from slipping into their city

the decidedly mixed legacy of joan rivers

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Monday, September 08, 2014

happy birthday

to one of our favorite peeps in blogtopia  (*ysctw) .....fallenmonk!

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monday sunshine

america's first mall now stuffed with micro homes

the vanishing american newsroom

whose presidential campaign will your pension finance?

time is a construct of the brain

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

sunday down south

7 companies that keep more than $50 billion offshore

"irreversible damage" to the planet from climate change, says leaked report

conservatives up on arms over video game where tea partiers are the bad guys

is burning man over?
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Saturday, September 06, 2014

saturday night hustle

california's 1% is hogging water during the drought

leading anti-marijuana researchers are paid by pain killer drug companies

republican wave?  what republican wave?

cities are making spiders grow bigger and multiply faster
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Friday, September 05, 2014

thank goodness it's friday

redefining laziness:  corporate welfare

'cops' crew member killed by police during shoot out

florida republicans are nastier than you thought

archeologists scramble to unearth a 2,600 year old city before it becomes a copper mine

and rip comic icon and ultimate gossip girl joan rivers

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

last thursday

for the past 65 years, every u.s. treasurer has been a woman

apple desperately needs the iphone 6 to be a hit

5 things you should tell conservatives about obama and jobs

join the battle for net neutrality

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

awake on wednesday

here's your cell phone guide for u.s. protesters

austin's police brutality problem

farmers and who gets the money

disapproval of congress linked to higher turn out at the polls
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

i don't remember tuesday weld

it's not about terror; it's about the oil

15 maps that explain everything

7 facts that prove white privilege exists

how americans are duped into eating unhealthy foods

and rip archie comic artist stan goldberg
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Monday, September 01, 2014

the ballad of joe hill

anti-union think tank plans to work on labor day

women are vastly under-represented in silicon valley tech jobs

the necessity of unions

depressed?  try a trapeze
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Sunday, August 31, 2014


stop the slaughter.
fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the faroe island of sandoy in the north atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt, their organisation has said. the activists were detained on saturday when attempting to save a pod of 33 pilot whales, members of the dolphin family, as the mammals were driven to shore to be killed by waiting hunting parties, according to environmental group sea shepherd.

“the 14 have been under arrest since saturday, and three of our boats have also been seized,” lamya essemlali, president of sea shepherd france, told afp.

large numbers of pilot whales are slaughtered each year on the faroe islands, an autonomous territory within the kingdom of denmark.

the method involves the mammals being forced into a bay by flotillas of small boats before being hacked to death with hooks and knives. - the telegraph

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environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that you won't hear bandied about on the corporate milquetoast media. hot harbinger:

torrid summer a glimpse into region's future. heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: the summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. climate scientists say it is also a look into the future - spokane spokesman review

climate change major threat to human health. the world health organisation is warning climate change is the greatest threat to human health this century. it has just concluded its first-ever global conference on climate change, and a new zealand doctor who was there says the effects of a warming world are already being felt - auckland tv3

cape cod's namesake fish population rapidly disappearing. there aren't enough cod left on cape cod. that soon becomes evident to the tourists crowding an observation deck to watch fishermen unload their boats in this picturesque harbor sheltered from the ocean by sandy dunes - latte times

corporate farms get blame as key water-pollution culprit. while people in toledo may think of lake erie water quality as a sewage or factory issue, it is increasingly an agricultural land-use issue. a ohio task force has been studying the phosphorus problem, which has been trending upward since 1995, when the first major bloom of toxic microcystis algae was detected in western lake erie since the 1970s. - toledo blade

california to ban plastic bags statewide. california is saying goodbye to plastic bags. the statewide ban was one of several historic bills sent to the governor's desk before state lawmakers wrapped up their two-year session. this will make california the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - palm springs kesq

landmark groundwater reform headed to governor’s desk. in a move that some believed may never happen in california, state legislators approved three bills that would — for the first time — regulate the state’s vast underground water resources. groundwater is california’s “underground reservoir,” providing as much as 60 percent of the state’s water supply during drought years. - kqed

actor and activist leonardo dicaprio has taken to his twitter to promote his opposition against tar sands oil production in alberta, canada. - ecorazzi

a deadly brain-eating bacteria has been found thriving in a louisiana parish water supply serving more than 12,000 people. -daily mail

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rest in peace

blogger robert stein of connecting.the.dots
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sunday down in tennessee

why juvenile incarceration needs to go

stealing cars has gone out of fashion

how the current mass extinction of animals threatens humans

the libertarian agenda: a chart-like chart

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

saturday night holocaust

6 myths the beef industry wants us to believe

how does your state compare in rate of gun deaths?

sea world and its horrible, no good, very bad week

what lies beneath stonehenge?
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Friday, August 29, 2014

thank god it's friday night

russia closes 4 macdonalds for sanitary reasons

white students will no longer be the majority in the coming school year

nra & gunmakers are driving the militarization of the police

but missouri cops are sued for $40 million over ferguson

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

jersey thursday

illinois schools ban discussions about michael brown's death

league of south president: relish being a white supremacist

study: airline ticket prices need to rise for climate policies to work

most spider bites aren't spider bites
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

any wednesday

the nra pissed off the wrong nerd

the cult of greed vs. the rest of us

ditching the u.s. to avoid taxes doesn't always pay off

'ex-gay' organization literally creates an escape plan to get away from homosexuality

and happy 94th birthday to women's right to vote
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

hurry, tuesday child

wine country losses from the napa quake are in the billions

6 studies prove everything the gop says is wrong

here's your union-made shopping list for labor day cook outs

burger king may move to canada to avoid u.s. taxes

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Monday, August 25, 2014

monday sucks

the curious grammar of police shootings

but guess what happened when police started wearing cameras in rialto, ca

contagion, not the movie:  scientists think the current ebola epidemic started when a child came into contact with a fruit bat

laverne cox is not the first openly-transgendered person to be nominated for an emmy
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Sunday, August 24, 2014


was left as one big wine stain on the california map this morning after a 6.0 earthquake hit.

napa's wine industry (in 2012) put $50 billion dollars into the united state's economy. i think there might be a little shaking going on in our economy today, too.
a long, rolling 6.0 earthquake shook a wide swath of the bay area awake early sunday, prompting gov. jerry brown to declare a state of emergency. the temblor damaged buildings, cut off power to tens of thousands, sparked fires, and sent at least 89 people to a hospital including three who were in critical condition. - latte times

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sunday date

ferguson shows that white america is living in a parallel universe

the reason health care is so expensive:  insurance companies

more racist, anti-semitic emails are found in the gov. walker case


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

saturday night forever

some police departments classify assaults as 'minor offenses'

washington post will no longer use the word 'redskins'

fracking gets closer to water sources than we previously thought

study: white people support harsher prison terms if they think black people have been arrested

and...are you watching the return of dr. who tonight?  if you're in bristol, you might want to go to the dr. who bathroom
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Friday, August 22, 2014

thank god it's friday

germany's green grid is one of the most reliable in the world

inside the right-wing plot to derail medical marijuana in florida

wife of texas anti-gay activist leaves him for another woman

dinosaurs had the worst luck
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

interlude - thursday

aclu:  the first amendment is suspended in ferguson

children deported from our border wars killed in their own countries

from public service to lobbyist: the revolving door is on auto-pilot

exxon is building the most controversial oil rig ever

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