Monsanto trying to take over world seed supply,... →
progressivefriends: editude: thedailyfiona: combattant-de-la-liberte: (NaturalNews) He who controls the seed controls the food supply; and he who controls the food supply controls the world. There is no question that Monsanto is on a mission to monopolize the conventional seed market. In fact, they are steadfastly working towards the goal of creating a world where 100% of all commercial...
Greenpeace takes on Monsanto over 'pesticides arms... →
zeitgeistmovement: Main ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer is being linked to cancer, birth defects and Parkinson’s disease and should be banned, according to campaigners behind new report The use of the popular weedkiller, ‘Roundup’, in public parks and on agricultural crops is a danger to public health, according to a new analysis of scientific evidence. One of the main...
inothernews: -rosasparks-: Can I just say that since Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin (oh whatever, close enough) and Rick Santorum are all running for President and seem to have slept through middle school civics and social studies classes, I want to knock skulls? What happened to the nerdy, overachieving, slightly obnoxious people - like Tracy Fleck, the boy with the headgear, or the dood who...
There is no evidence that we’ve been placed on this planet to be especially...– Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test (via lookingfordaniela)
Tea Party-er Takes ‘Pro-Bullying’ Stance Toward... →
goodreasonnews: There are only a handful of fairly uncontroversial statements you can make these days, stuff like, “the image of Al Gore making out with someone is gross” and “cancer should have a cure” and “the cruel treatment of children is awful.” Oh wait, except the last one, if you’re Tea Party Nation leader Rich Swier, who says, hey everyone, God made this thing called “peer pressure”...
But confidence isn’t the only thing at stake. Failure to raise the debt limit...– Paul Krugman, To the Limit - NYTimes (via brooklynmutt)
solo1y asked: Also, to answer your second point, if I never bothered with morons, I'd never talk to anyone. I like to think of it as charity work. In any case, thanks for taking the time to answer.
America, I’m going to shoot straight with you: I think I’ve wasted your time.– Glenn Beck (via brooklynmutt) You don’t say? (via drinkthe-koolaid)
solo1y asked: I don't think he was attacking literature. I think he was just joking about me: "What's the point of solo1?" which is fair enough. I don't get what was so offensive about my answer, apart from the fact that the joke was awful. I'm genuinely confused.
That’s why people need to continue to go to the town halls, continue to melt the...– Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), arguing against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, inadvertently making a pro-choice argument. (via stillexperience) Oh my god, SO FUCKING PRICELESS. (via angryfeminist) THE IRONYYYYYYYYY DDDD-: (via stfufauxminists) Just between you and your doctor,...
So, how do you revise the historical narrative when the evidence of what led to...– The real causes of the economic crisis? They’re history. | Phil Angelides (via pantslessprogressive)
Economists have said that failing to raise the debt ceiling could be...– Cantor could rake in windfall if debt ceiling isn’t raised - The Raw Story (via brooklynmutt)
It requires little effort to condemn the Nazis. Moral outrage comes cheaply. It...– David Livingstone Smith (via azspot)
To put it in perspective, if Congress were to do nothing, the Bush tax cuts...– Fareed Zakaria This is so obvious to anyone who has the smallest inkling of economic understanding. The Bush Tax Cuts WILL end the country. We will sacrifice our global standing to make the rich richer. (via joetheblogger) Better yet, if we killed them now, we would do even better. (via...
We have to understand: barbarians need to be educated. They need to be...– Dr. Marcus Bachmann, husband to and strategist for presidential candidate Rep. Michelle Bachmann You can listen to him speak here, note the high tone and lisp. (via goodreasonnews)
The Real Cost Of Defunding Planned Parenthood →
fuckyeahfeminists: Anti-choice bluster has given way to actual legislation, and guess who’s paying the price? Low-income women, and any woman who would have sought care at the fourteen Planned Parenthood clinics that are closed or have been furloughed in Indiana and Minnesota. And more states are likely to follow. None of the six clinics closing in Minnesota even performed abortions, but...
US extends drone strikes to Somalia →
The US has conducted its first drone strike on Islamist militants in Somalia, marking the expansion of the pilotless war campaign to a sixth country. The missile strike on a vehicle in the southern town of Kismayo, reported last week as a helicopter assault, wounded two senior militants with al-Shabab and several foreign fighters according to the Washington Post. Armed Predator and Reaper...
NY TIMES: New York governor Andrew Cuomo Will... →
inothernews: Fuck. Cuomo makes history one week, fracks us over the next. The Cuomo administration is expected to lift what has been, in effect, a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a controversial technology used to extract natural gas from shale, people briefed on the administration’s discussions said on Thursday. Administration officials are discussing maintaining a ban on the...
So when the GOP’s economic policy team sat down to make the strongest case they...– Ezra Klein asks the right questions. (via lemkin) As I noted in a previous post, you can’t negotiate with “no.” (via politicalprof)
[T]he real news of the press conference, of course, was the economic, financial,...– James Fallows, who is the furthest thing in the journalism world from a dick, nails it. And let it please be the last we ever speak of this episode. (via motherjones)
NY Clerk Refuses to Sign Gay Marriage Licenses
helvetebrann: Barbara MacEwen, town clerk of Volney, in Oswego County, does not object to her office signing off on marriage licenses for same-sex couples. She just doesn’t want to be the one to do it because it goes against her moral beliefs. “I’m not objecting to having it done here in the office, but I’m objecting to being forced to sign my name to something that is against my morals...
An unyielding track record of failure →
In 1982, Reagan raised taxes and the right assured Americans this would be a disaster. The right was wrong, and the economy boomed. In 1993, Clinton raised taxes and the right was even more certain this would be a disaster. The right was wrong again, and we instead saw the longest and strongest sustained recovery in recent memory. In 2001, Bush slashed taxes and the right swore up and down...
…what’s actually interesting here is that Halperin, in fact, thinks Obama is a...– Kevin Drum, “Our Sadly Lowered Standards of Dickitude” My guess as to why there seem to be different standards of dickitude for the GOP and the Pres? It’s a combination of Obama acting uncharacteristically, greater scrutiny for the president than for congresspersons, and racism. (via downlo) This,...
He turns around and says, ‘Gee, I have nothing to do with the current deficit.’...– Former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson is none too happy with fellow Republican Tim Pawlenty’s fuzzy budgeting. (via motherjones)
While the TSA is busy patting down 95-year-old... →
Christopher Hitchens' Ten Commandments
thetumblratheist: 1. Do not condemn people on the basis of their ethnicity or their colour. 2. Do not ever even think of using people as private property. 3. Despise those who use violence or the threat of it in sexual relations. 4. Hide your face and weep if you dare to harm a child. 5. Do not condemn people for their inborn nature. (“Why would God create so many homosexuals, only to torture and...
How disingenuous of the Republicans to claim that...
A democracy survives when its citizens have access to trustworthy and impartial...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme →
What we have found is that the underlying financing mechanisms of the suburban era — our post-World War II pattern of development — operates like a classic Ponzi scheme, with ever-increasing rates of growth necessary to sustain long-term liabilities. Since the end of World War II, our cities and towns have experienced growth using three primary mechanisms: Transfer payments between...
What does the Bible say about abortion? →
stfuconservatives: angelust: I think everyone should read this. At no point does the Bible say that abortion is wrong, so whatever prolife people try to tell you that it does are liars. Always reblog.
Let’s talk about rape for a moment. Rape is not what George Lucas did to your...– Jeffrey Rowland - Overcompensating (overcompensating.com) Re-blogged for being the damned truth! (via nefariousnewt)
stfuconservatives: “The legal and political furor focuses on the rights of embryonic tissue, not on the rights of women and young girls. All the attention is lavished on “the unborn.” The restrictions are cynically referred to as a “woman’s right to know,” when, in fact, they do everything to prevent women from exercising their legal options. If the right to know is sacrosanct, why is our...