Feel the Love: Occupy protesters “branded” with UV... →
every-inch-but-one: minitruthful: So now they have resorted to secretly tracking protestors through invisible, UV light pens. Perhaps they will move to simply tattooing people with an identification number in the future. From Justin Elliott at Salon.com Occupy protesters…
BP admits to new activity at Deepwater Horizon... →
mushroomcloudlayinmotherfucker: In a bombshell revelation that’s going viral, BP has admitted to conducting a study to “track oil from seabed to surface” in the Macondo Prospect. Sounds to me like they’ve found a leak. If there are seeps in the area, they are not natural. I can assure you of that. BP was required to conduct a seafloor survey prior to applying for a permit to drill. If these...
Congress passes anti-worker bill: Workforce... →
As expected, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) by a vote of 235-188, largely along party lines. This bill would effectively undo the criteria used to determine an appropriate bargaining unit established by the National Labor Relations Board’s Specialty Healthcare decision, and prevent the National Labor Relations Board from...
A birthday card that sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to you — that birthday card has a...– Physicist Michio Kaku on Moore’s Law. (via nprfreshair)
Children: Today in Police Brutality: 5-Year-Old... →
If Michael’s behavior is attributable to his disability AT ALL, Mr. Police Officer may have cost the school district A LOT of cash. I hope someone zip ties HIM, and not for anything fun, either. purv-dawg: Michael Davis is a hyperactive 5-year-old diagnosed with ADHD who frequently gets into fights at school. His mother calls him an “energetic, loving, good kid” who is misunderstood by...
We Can’t Help but Notice: What’s Up with Michele... →
She has someone else doing her hair, I think. It’s lost some of its helmet-y hardness and *pouf* in favor of more softness when it’s down, but that bun… yikes. robot-heart-politics: It even comes with a poll: “Does Michele Bachmann’s new hair make her look more presidential?” Nice to know we can always focus on what’s important when it comes to lady politicians! Next...
Thanks ever-so-much for fixing whatever pop-up issue you had so that I can insert links nicely again. I knew you could do it. Now, don’t mess it up again. Love, TRW
On FreakOutNation: Bloomberg Says "I Have My Own...
Bloomberg’s thinking about a run for President? This should be interesting. PS - I know the article’s about Bloomberg’s reason AGAINST a presidential bid; usually when people come out with a list of reasons why they’re NOT going to run it means they’re THINKING about it.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I...– Douglas Adams (The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul)
State laws that keep a close eye on sex offenders... →
The intention is noble, but the corporate connection is not. #p2 motherjones: Today in #muckreads.
Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human... →
Holy What The Fuck? This isn’t a joke. #p2 climateadaptation: “In a bipartisan effort, the House of Representatives and the United States Senate approved the Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which among other things, funds the United States Department of Agriculture. On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law,...
Black Friday shoppers spent 11.4 billion. The UN...
I saw news reports that shoppers spent nearly $53 billion; either the news organizations are wildly overstating totals because they, too, are corporate shills… or… we could have a LOT more clean water.
Paul Krugman Weighs In On #OWS Student Debt...
Interesting update: Krugman doesn’t say student debt refusal would be the end of the world, as the bank-associated representatives assert. Read the Hypervocal.com article posted by Cryn Johannsen: http://hypervocal.com/hyperactivity/2011/paul-krugman-asked-about-ows-debt-refusal-on-the-brian-lehrer-show/
All Debt Matters - Including $1,000,000,000,000... →
I put a short post up to call attention to the work of Cryn Johannsen, writer and student loan expert, who writes compellingly about the severe crisis facing students, parents, and our nation as a whole. Her article about “loan forgiveness” versus a debtors’ strike (non-payment) is extremely informative. Please track-back through her article on Hyperfocus.com and learn about...
Your Notice About My Pop-Up Blocker
Dear Tumblr - I have had the same pop-up blocker for two years and it’s never been a problem. I suspect that *you’ve* somehow managed to *block me* from enjoying full functionality until I disable it. Well, guess what. I won’t disable it. I don’t need to insert hyperlinks - I’ll just copy and paste them. You assume people are too lazy to click twice in order to...
A New Favorite Blog: Law And Sausage
Really good blog! I particularly like this article about Rick Perry http://lawandsausage.com/wordpress/?p=323 wanting to deregulate nuclear power. Not nuclear weapons…. nuclear power. Those big cylindrical places that have big white clouds of necessary steam over them… you may have heard about five of them BREAKING in Japan after their earthquake. Oh, and Chernobyl. Some of us...
FBI Claims It Does Not Have Any Documents on... →
silas216: Truthout filed a FOIA request with the FBI on October 31, seeking a wide-range of documents, including “emails, memos, audio/video, transcripts, reports, threat assessments,” in which Occupy Wall Street was discussed internally by agency officers and/or senior officials and/or any correspondence the agency had about the protest movement with local law enforcement and/or with local...
Occupy All Streets: NEW SCANDAL WILL FUEL OWS →
occupyallstreets: Fed’s $7.77 Trillion Secret Lending To The Banks. More than half the debt! A new report from Bloomberg Markets magazine reveals details about the super secret emergency loans the Federal Reserve administered to rescuing the nation’s largest banks. After adding up all the guarantees…
A Guide To The Smear Campaign Against Occupy Wall... →
verbalresistance: The right-wing media have engaged in a relentless smear campaign against the Occupy Wall Street movement, including calling the protesters socialists and Marxists, saying they represent the “fringe of the fringe of the fringe,” and claiming they “sound like the Unabomber,” among other attacks. The Protesters Are “The Fringe” And “Lunatics” OWS Website Reads Like “The...
Quote of the Day →
blissandzen: Clinton said that Romney did “a very good job” as governor of Massachusetts and would be a credible general election candidate. But Clinton added that Romney or any Republican nominee would be hampered by “a political environment in the Republican primary that basically means you can’t be authentic unless you’ve got a single-digit I.Q.”
Did Everyone Forget Target's Homophobic CEO?
Or did we get some #BlackFriday amnesia? #LGBT #LGBTQ #rights #p2 #OWS Please let me refresh your memory.
Report: Shoppers unfazed as man dies at Target →
As a species, we’re really starting to suck. #BlackFriday #Generally cognitivedissonance: Family and friends were stunned by the loss of a West Virginia man who died while shopping on Black Friday as fellow bargain hunters reportedly walked around — and even over — the man’s body. Family members told WSAZ-TV that 61-year-old Walter Vance of Logan County, W. Va., had become ill and...