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Posted by Misterbadexample On Sep - 29 - 2014 8 COMMENTS
Protesters at Eric Garner rally approach Staten Island Courthouse Saturday.

The ubiquity of cell phone cameras (and the egregious actions they are continually capturing) mean that the public is seeing the way that the police behave when they are confronting people of color. One must conclude that we are seeing only the tip of the iceberg.

Posted by Misterbadexample On Sep - 26 - 2014 5 COMMENTS
flood wall street

We have to be the first to take personal responsibility for our own carbon footprint. And it’s probably not going to be a walk in the park–most other industrialized nations keep energy prices high for a variety of different reasons.

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 25 - 2014 37 COMMENTS
open carry store

Walking around a store with an unloaded air gun that’s for sale at that store when you’re black allows police to legally murder you. Walking around a store with real and loaded weapons when you’re white is exercising your 2nd Amendment rights.

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Sep - 23 - 2014 4 COMMENTS
1963_march_on_washington

It is 50 years since the Civil rights Movement began to grow tall. But, 50 years later, despite Federal Laws, states are still denying voting rights to American Citizens and are even using underhand means to keep the minorities ‘in their place’.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Sep - 22 - 2014 129 COMMENTS
Obama in front of Huge Flag

I spend a lot of time at whack-a-troll at but one does get a little weary of all the Barack Obama naysayers..so every now and then I like to remind myself (and others) of why I continue to support him.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Sep - 18 - 2014 13 COMMENTS
Scottish Independence 1

SCOTLAND- The future of the 307-year old union with England will be decided in 15 hours on Thursday; polls close at 10 p.m. (2100GMT, 5 p.m. EDT)

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 17 - 2014 46 COMMENTS
HillaryClinton1

In a re-election run in 2020, the novelty of being elected the first woman President will be gone, Hillary will be running on her politics and record then. And if neither Dem nor Repub voters are excited by them? Electing Hillary in 2016 may turn out to be voting to elect a Republican President in 2020.

Posted by Nirek On Sep - 15 - 2014 26 COMMENTS
Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission_Poll_1

    Every single Republican Senator voted to allow billionaires to continue buying their votes! “Koch Brothers Win Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a constitutional amendment that would have restored limits on big money in politics and overturned the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Americans must […]

Posted by Misterbadexample On Sep - 12 - 2014 5 COMMENTS
image

The stakes with stopping carbon dioxide buildup are huge. The value of the un-drilled oil and methane and coal is in the trillions and if you think the oil and gas companies are going to write off those investments without a huge fight, I have a bridge to sell you.

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 11 - 2014 39 COMMENTS

Goodell stated, “These women are trying to corner me in a tight space, deliver a knockout blow to my head then drag me out of the NFL. It’s an outrage! I’m not resigning because their claims aren’t true, I don’t tolerate violence against women…really wish I could pound that into their heads.”

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 8 - 2014 37 COMMENTS
afghanistan33

Terrorist organizations want the U.S. to be so frightened by them that the US elevates them by declaring war on them. Would the US declare war on an entity that wasn’t challenging and threatening to the most powerful military nation in the world?

Posted by Nirek On Sep - 1 - 2014 34 COMMENTS
FRANCE-POLICE-HANDCUFFS-BADGE

April 1969. Fire Base Diamond, Vietnam.  I was ordered to go outside the perimeter and set up a listening post facing the Cambodian border. I’m with 7 other guys, we have Claymore mines, an M-60 thirty cal. Machine gun, an M-79 grenade launcher, and seven M-16 rifles. It is still […]

Posted by monicaangela On Aug - 31 - 2014 44 COMMENTS
Education-is-the-Key

Education is a strange thing. It is not just putting together a few facts, learning the principles of mathematic equations or just simple math, stringing together a bit of his story and our story, something that often can’t be verified or understood but just taken for granted, dabbling in the sciences etc.

Posted by sillylittleme On Aug - 28 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
market basket strong

As a lifelong MA resident, I was mightily impacted by the recent battle over control of the revered Market Basket grocery chain. First thing this morning I went into my local Market Basket. The shelves are empty, they were stocking dry foods. The produce section is bare. There were three steaks in the case.

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