Just a thought....
other-stuff: sarahlee310: Maybe Romney doesn’t want to release his tax returns because his church might learn he did not always give his 10% as required. Just trying to understand…. I suspect that offshore tax havens are not exempt from tithing requirements.
You may not know the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, but its members...– Michele Simon: Fighting GMO Labeling in California Is Food Lobby’s “Highest Priority” Just like i called it. They will fight this to the bitter end. And if by some bizarre chance the people win - they will be shocked here in the USA to see how many of their foods contain GMO. SHOCKED. (via...
60 Percent of Louisiana Prison Doctors Disciplined... →
Louisiana state prisons appear to be dumping grounds for doctors who are unable to find employment elsewhere because of their checkered pasts, raising troubling moral questions as well as the specter of an accident waiting to happen. At stake is the health of nearly 19,000 prisoners who are among the most vulnerable of patients because they have no health care options. About 60 percent of the...
New Iran sanctions hit banks in China, Iraq | CNN →
theamericanbear: President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry as well as banks in China and Iraq, warning that Tehran faces “growing consequences” for refusing to answer international questions about its nuclear program. Obama said China’s Bank of Kunlun and the Elaf Islamic Bank in Iraq “facilitated transactions worth millions of dollars” for...
thepoliticalfreakshow: US DOJ says Florida voter purge of suspected noncitizens violates federal law - @MiamiHerald http://t.co/XNdXfAqO
The Associated Press: Bombs kill 21, underlining... →
BAGHDAD (AP) — A double bombing struck at an upscale neighborhood Iraq’s capital Tuesday, killing at least 21 even though police stopped three attackers storming a counterterror unit, as the government strained to control al-Qaida-based chaos gripping the country. The bloody explosions came on the same day that Iraq’s government discussed security issues with Iran, a measure of Tehran’s growing...
Dear Mr. Romney: Palestinians are Poor Because You... →
Mitt Romney, a privileged white man worth a quarter of a billion dollars who has sheltered his money from taxes in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland, and who never misses a square meal, stooped to a new obscene low in blaming the victim on Monday by slamming the Palestinians for not being richer. Palestinian politician Saeb Erekat characterized Romney’s remarks as “racist,” but even...
Programs Republicans supported before they were... →
justinspoliticalcorner: Republicans and Right-Wingers have a rich history of supporting a policy for decades and then opposing the very same program. In this article we explore just a few of the major flip flops of the GOP since President Obama took office. Abortion: Believe it or not there have always been many pro-choice Republicans out there. Ironically enough, June 14, 1967, Ronald Reagan...
He tends to be arrogant about his accomplishments and dismissive of those who,...– Eugene Robinson, describing what he has observed of Romney, in Romney stumbles through his world tour (via bohemiansouth) You know what kills me about this? This is also true of every Conservative I know, but with very few exceptions Romney would apply this same dismissive logic to their opinions!...
Republican congressman defends dogfighting →
think-progress: If you believe that the United States should legalize dogfighting because we allow humans to fight, fear not. You’ve got an ally in the United States Congress…
House and Senate leaders have reached a deal to keep federal agencies running...– Government funding deal reached Our courageous congresscritters kick the “Bush Tax Cut” can past the election: If Congress agrees to pass a continuing resolution, it would eliminate one looming issue in the pile of unfinished business in the “fiscal cliff” facing lawmakers, including whether to...
It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random...– Albert Camus (via azspot)
Extremism normalized | Glenn Greenwald →
Remember when, in the wake of the 9/11 attack, the Patriot Act was controversial, held up as the symbolic face of Bush/Cheney radicalism and widely lamented as a threat to core American liberties and restraints on federal surveillance and detention powers? Yet now, the Patriot Act is quietly renewed every four years by overwhelming majorities in both parties (despite substantial evidence of...
Rare earth metals under Greenland’s melting ice... →
sinidentidades: Europe is looking to open a new frontier in the ever more urgent quest for new natural resources – the pristine icy wastes of Greenland. Oil and gas have been the focus of exploitation so far – but the EU sees just as much potential in a massive opening up of mining operations across the world’s biggest island, according to Antonio Tajani, the European commission’s...
[Trigger Warning: Hate Crime, Racial Slurs]... →
brashblacknonbeliever: sinidentidades: Walton Henry Butler, a 59-year-old white male, was arrested after he admitted shooting Everett Gant with a .22 rifle. Butler was charged with attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement. Gant, an African-American, is in stable condition at Bay Medical Center. According to the arresting affidavit, an incident occurred earlier in the day when a Pamela...
Praise-Worthy in Israel, Socialism in the U.S. →
kohenari: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had some very kind things to say about the Israeli health care system at a fundraiser there Monday. He praised Israel for spending just 8 percent of its GDP on health care and still remaining a “pretty healthy nation:” When our health care costs are completely out of control. Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of...
Hey GOP! If voter fraud bothers you so much, just... →
In pop culture, girls who crush hopelessly on guys they can’t have are painted...– Lamenting the Friendzone, or: The Nice Guy Approach to Perpetuating Sexist Bullshit (via waschbar)
Man sentenced to jail for collecting rainwater in... →
questionall: An Oregon man is expected to spend a month in jail after being convicted on nine misdemeanor charges related to his illegal use of…water. Gary Harrington was sentenced after being found guilty of illegally collecting water on his own rural property. Harrington, of Eagle Point, Oregon, has been fighting for his right to do what he wishes with water since 2002. Now more than a decade...
If you are or were a homeowner who had a... →
abaldwin360: Spread the word! The media doesn’t seem to be covering this at all.
abaldwin360: fuckyeahtopher: thisgingersnapsback: The problem with “Nice Guys” isn’t just about sex, and a lot of “Nice Guys” are tricked into thinking that they aren’t scumbags because their intent isn’t to get laid. Demanding mutual emotional attraction from someone who doesn’t want to give it is just as creepy and entitled, and you don’t get a free pass just because your intent is just...
thisgingersnapsback: The problem with “Nice Guys” isn’t just about sex, and a lot of “Nice Guys” are tricked into thinking that they aren’t scumbags because their intent isn’t to get laid. Demanding mutual emotional attraction from someone who doesn’t want to give it is just as creepy and entitled, and you don’t get a free pass just because your intent is just to make her love you, not get into...
After a) telling London how much they suck at the... →
inothernews: We’d beg him to reconsider, but no other country would want him.
There's a power outage in India affecting 600... →
inothernews: There is nothing not incredible about this.
Congress Wants to See Obama's "License to Kill" |... →
theamericanbear: “More oversight, though, is not enough, [Chris Anders, legislative counsel for the ACLU] says—regular Americans should know what kind of conduct could lead to them being blown up by a deadly flying robot.” Congress is finally standing up to President Barack Obama on targeted killing. Almost a year after three American citizens were killed in US drone strikes, legislators are...
I don’t favor violence. If we could bring about recognition and respect of our...– Malcolm X Answer to question. “Is it true, as is often said, that you favor violence?” Asked by the Young Socialist Magazine. (via disciplesofmalcolm) After reading the quote/rationale by the man who murdered Emmitt Till , the context for this sort of statement seems pretty…jarringly truthful. ...