Friday, January 31, 2014

Earth's Future in the Friday News Dump

Earth's Future in the Friday News Dump

Daily Kos: Republican repeal conundrum gets more complicated by the day

Daily Kos: Republican repeal conundrum gets more complicated by the daySpeaker John Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Champaign Residents Call on Congressman Rodney Davis to not Betray Veterans


The Real Fight for Democracy Begins Right Here!; THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE CAPITOL!

Daily Kos: LIVE UPDATE FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE CAPITOL!

One million voices aren’t enough? | Common Blog

One million voices aren’t enough? | Common Blog

Delivery of our Petition to the FCC on Net Neutrality


Press Conference: Money Out Voters In Wisconsin - Citizens United 4th An...


Tell Congress: Restore Strength to the Voting Rights Act! - People For the American Way

Tell Congress: Restore Strength to the Voting Rights Act! - People For the American WayVRA signing - LBJ + MLK

Daily Kos: Balcony bully Michael Grimm has long history of being a jerk

Daily Kos: Balcony bully Michael Grimm has long history of being a jerk

Daily Kos: Mitch McConnell's Kentucky seat in serious danger of going blue

Daily Kos: Mitch McConnell's Kentucky seat in serious danger of going blue

Harry Reid just came out against fast track. Now it's Nancy Pelosi's turn. | CREDO Action

Harry Reid just came out against fast track. Now it's Nancy Pelosi's turn. | CREDO Action

Thank You NY AG Eric Schneiderman - Action for the Common Good

Thank You NY AG Eric Schneiderman - Action for the Common Good

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition: Denounce the U.S. House for cutting food stamps, and urge the Senate to hold the line on cuts

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition: Denounce the U.S. House for cutting food stamps, and urge the Senate to hold the line on cuts

USPS Privatization, a Way to Break Postal Workers' Union and Steal Pensions

StopStaples.com - U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale!

Koch World 2014 - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Koch World 2014 - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Daily Kos: Congressman threatens to to throw reporter 'off this f-----g balcony'

Daily Kos: Congressman threatens to to throw reporter 'off this f-----g balcony'

Daily Kos: Paul Krugman: President Obama is "is turning out to be a little bit of FDR, after all."

Daily Kos: Paul Krugman: President Obama is "is turning out to be a little bit of FDR, after all."

Daily Kos: Cartoon: Tom Perkins is the Hitler of making accurate comparisons

Daily Kos: Cartoon: Tom Perkins is the Hitler of making accurate comparisons

Daily Kos: Cartoon: Soul Corner

Daily Kos: Cartoon: Soul Corner

Minority Leader Pelosi: Say NO to Fast Track | Democracy For America

Minority Leader Pelosi: Say NO to Fast Track | Democracy For America

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Law Could Force All of Louisiana’s Abortion Clinics to Close | The Nation

New Law Could Force All of Louisiana’s Abortion Clinics to Close | The Nation

New Repiblican "Health Plan" Forces Working people to Lose health Care

New GOP Plan Makes Everything They Hate About Obamacare Even WorseEi0why51hvsuvpjlcvt7

A Declaration of the End of the Reagan Era

A Declaration of the End of the Reagan EraPresident Ronald Reagan, 1986. (Photo: <a href=" http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reagan_Challenger.jpg"target="_blank"> The Reagan Library Archives. </a>)

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight(Image <a href=" http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-91917296/stock-photo-street-parking-meter.html?src=hwZKBShBSNlFfhr5voEsAA-1-5" target="_blank"> via Shutterstock</a>)

Senator Bernie Sanders : Breaking: A Victory for Workers

Senator Bernie Sanders : Breaking: A Victory for WorkersVictory for Workers

Daily Kos: Republicans threaten debt ceiling hostage-taking that could raise your insurance premiums

Daily Kos: Republicans threaten debt ceiling hostage-taking that could raise your insurance premiumsHouse Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens to testimony during a hearing on

Daily Kos: Obamacare Political Disaster... for Republicans!

Daily Kos: Obamacare political disasterU.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) makes a point about his meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the country's debt ceiling, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington May 12, 2011. &nbsp; REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst &nbsp; (UNITED STA

TransCanada Pipeline Explosion Shuts Off Gas For 4,000 Residents In Sub-Zero Temperatures | ThinkProgress

TransCanada Pipeline Explosion Shuts Off Gas For 4,000 Residents In Sub-Zero Temperatures | ThinkProgressexplosion

Tell Congress: "It's too dangerous to wait"


Michele Bachmann vs. Bernie Sanders CNN Debate Goes Completely Off the R...


Here's Why Republicans Won't Take the Senate in 2014 and Will Likely Lose the House

Daily Kos: Pew poll: People still don't like RepublicansHouse Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens to testimony during a hearing on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) makes a point about his meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the country's debt ceiling, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington May 12, 2011. &nbsp; REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst &nbsp; (UNITED STA

Friday, January 24, 2014

First Things First: Until We Fix Our Democracy Problem, It's Hard to Fix Any Problem

First Things First: Until We Fix Our Democracy Problem, It's Hard to Fix Any Problem

How Medicare "Part D" Prescription Drug Benefits Became a Money Grab for Big Pharma

Why Drug Prices Are Out of Control, or Money Well Spent by Big Pharma1.24.14.gaffney

Don't let corporations censor what we can do online! - SierraRise - Stories to Save the Planet

Don't let corporations censor what we can do online! - SierraRise - Stories to Save the Planet

Thom Hartmann on the News: January 23, 2014


NEVER Give Up!

 

What Happens When Workers Stand Up and Organize? They Win

What Happens When Workers Stand Up and Organize? They WinPhoto by Cathy Sherwin

What Is the State of YOUR Union?

What Is the State of YOUR Union?What Is the State of YOUR Union?

Insurance industry Presents Medicare Windfall Takebacks As Cuts to Benefts- Brett Norman - POLITICO.com

Insurance industry ad blitz to preempt Medicare cuts - Brett Norman - POLITICO.comA senior citizen is pictured receiving medical care. | AP Photo

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Excluding Iran From the Syria Talks: A Stupid Policy

Excluding Iran From the Syria Talks: A Stupid PolicyUS Secretary of State John Kerry walks alongside Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at King Khalid International Airport in Ryiadh, Saudi Arabia, January 5, 2014. Kerry earlier suggested that Iran might play a role during Syrian peace talks, the first time a senior American official has indicated that Iranian diplomats might participate in the session, which convened January 22 in Switzerland. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / Pool via The New York Times)

Excluding Iran From the Syria Talks: A Stupid Policy

Excluding Iran From the Syria Talks: A Stupid Policy

Solidarity, NAFTA's Most Important Product

The Workers' Scorecard on NAFTA(Photo: David Bacon)

MAP: The 5 Million People The GOP Cut Out Of Obamacare

MAP: The 5 Million People The GOP Cut Out Of Obamacare

POLL: Americans In The Deep South Strongly Support Medicaid Expansion, Despite Governors' Opposition | ThinkProgress

POLL: Americans In The Deep South Strongly Support Medicaid Expansion, Despite Governors' Opposition | ThinkProgress

What Does Democracy Mean To You?


President Obama: Use your pen! | Democracy For America

President Obama: Use your pen! | Democracy For America

▶ "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"(Network - 1976) - YouTube

▶ "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"(Network - 1976) - YouTube

"I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"(Network - 1976)


"I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"(Network - 1976)


Medicaid expansion debate to resume in Louisiana | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com

Medicaid expansion debate to resume in Louisiana | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com

Pebble Mine - VoteVets Ad in Alaska


MoveOn Petitions - It's 3AM: Where's Hillary on the Iran nuclear deal?

MoveOn Petitions - It's 3AM: Where's Hillary on the Iran nuclear deal?

Sign an executive order to pay federal contract workers living wages | CREDO Mobilize

Sign an executive order to pay federal contract workers living wages | CREDO Mobilize

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sarah Palin, Still a Special Kind of (Kin to) Stupid!

Daily Kos: Sarah Palin honors Martin Luther King day by telling Barack Obama to stop 'playing the race card'

This is How We Kmow Big Pharma is in Control of This Country's Brug Policy

Six Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Were Buried So Big Pharma Could Make Money

The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule | The Nation

The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule | The Nation

Fast Track Protest at Senate Finance Committee Hearing


Leaked TPP Document Reveals No Regard for Environment in Trade Agreement


People Pressure Is Making Fast-Tracking the TPP Politically Toxic

People Pressure Is Making Fast-Tracking the TPP Politically Toxic

The radical MLK we need today - Salon.com

The radical MLK we need today - Salon.com

Dean Baker | The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Warnings From NAFTA

Dean Baker | The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Warnings From NAFTA

The Gov't used Surveillance of MLK in Bid to Destroy Him: Now they want us to just Trust Them | Informed Comment

The Gov't used Surveillance of MLK in Bid to Destroy Him: Now they want us to just Trust Them | Informed Comment

LIke Jesus, Martin Luther King Was a Radical, the Exact Opposite of the Wisdom of His Time

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint

Want to Kill the Unions?! This is What You'll End Up With!

And So They Fall - Unions and Workers

Daily Kos: Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did

Daily Kos: Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did

In the Crossfire: Where are the jobs?


Zakaria's Less Than Fantastic Economic Advice on Soth America

Zakaria's Fantastic Economic Advice

Can We Persuade CBS to Abandon Its Inaccurate Rhetoric on Iran?

Can We Persuade CBS to Abandon Its Inaccurate Rhetoric on Iran?

Stand Up For Veterans

Stand Up For Veterans

Naquasia LeGrand - The Colbert Report - 2014-16-01 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

Naquasia LeGrand - The Colbert Report - 2014-16-01 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

Corporations are not people! | U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Montana -- Official Campaign Website

Corporations are not people! | U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Montana -- Official Campaign Website

Demand Progress | FCC: Protect Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

Demand Progress | FCC: Protect Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Push for New Sanctions on Iran Stalls Amid Growing Resistance | The Nation

Push for New Sanctions on Iran Stalls Amid Growing Resistance | The Nation

West Virginia ERs Report an Influx of Patients After Water Deemed Safe | The Nation

West Virginia ERs Report an Influx of Patients After Water Deemed Safe | The Nation

New Koch-Linked Political Firm Aims to Handpick "Electable" Candidates | Mother Jones

New Koch-Linked Political Firm Aims to Handpick "Electable" Candidates | Mother Jones

Chicago Alderwoman Proposes City Stop Doing Business With JPMorgan Chase After It Admits to Illegal Actions

Chicago Alderwoman Proposes City Stop Doing Business With JPMorgan Chase After It Admits to Illegal Actions

MoveOn Petitions - NY Gov. Cuomo: Don’t steal the Chase settlement money from struggling New York families and give it back to Wall Street criminals.

MoveOn Petitions - NY Gov. Cuomo: Don’t steal the Chase settlement money from struggling New York families and give it back to Wall Street criminals.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Don't Just Hush Rush, Flush Rush!

Daily Kos: Rush Limbaugh Finally Admits He's Full of $#!t

Daily Kos: Rush Limbaugh Finally Admits He's Full of $#!t

Obama Trades the Environment for a Trade Deal - The Wire

Obama Trades the Environment for a Trade Deal - The Wire

North Carolina Republicans Raise Taxes on Working Families While Giving Huge Tax Breaks to Millionaires and Corporations

North Carolina Republicans Raise Taxes on Working Families While Giving Huge Tax Breaks to Millionaires and Corporations

Obama Says He'll Bypass Congress to Boost Economy

Obama Says He'll Bypass Congress to Boost Economy

Make Wealthy Pay Social Security Taxes on Their Full Salaries -- and Retirement Benefits Could Likely Be Expanded for All

Make Wealthy Pay Social Security Taxes on Their Full Salaries -- and Retirement Benefits Could Likely Be Expanded for All

Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Fast Track to Poverty | Alternet

Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Fast Track to Poverty | Alternet

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to the FCC: Save net neutrality

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to the FCC: Save net neutrality

Tell Congress: Restore Strength to the Voting Rights Act! - People For the American Way

Tell Congress: Restore Strength to the Voting Rights Act! - People For the American Way

Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Democracy For America

Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Democracy For America

ColorOfChange.org | Tell the FCC: Save the free and open Internet

ColorOfChange.org | Tell the FCC: Save the free and open Internet

West Virginia: Weak Environmental Laws = Poison Water

West Virginia: Weak Environmental Laws = Poison Water

West Virginia: Weak Environmental Laws = Poison Water

West Virginia: Weak Environmental Laws = Poison Water

Progressives United / Action / No Fast-Track Authority for TPP

Progressives United / Action / No Fast-Track Authority for TPP

Shepard Smith Dismantles "Corporate Shill" Anti-Net Neutrality Guest


Progressives Shaking Things Up in the South: Moral Monday Georgia and Truthful Tuesday South Carolina Commence | Alternet

Progressives Shaking Things Up in the South: Moral Monday Georgia and Truthful Tuesday South Carolina Commence | Alternet

Will Antibiotics Soon Stop Working? | Alternet

Will Antibiotics Soon Stop Working? | Alternet

Wall Street Wins Again as Dems Agree to Cut Funds for Regulators | Alternet

Wall Street Wins Again as Dems Agree to Cut Funds for Regulators | Alternet

Monday, January 13, 2014

Daily Kos: Where have the Blue Dogs gone? (and what it means for the Democratic Party's future)

Daily Kos: Where have the Blue Dogs gone? (and what it means for the Democratic Party's future)

Daily Kos: Where have the Blue Dogs gone? (and what it means for the Democratic Party's future)

Daily Kos: Where have the Blue Dogs gone? (and what it means for the Democratic Party's future)

Elizabeth Warren's New Bill Could Save Taxpayers Billions | Mother Jones

Elizabeth Warren's New Bill Could Save Taxpayers Billions | Mother Jones

Four Reasons Why the Corporate Income Tax Should Be Doubled

Abolish the Corporate Income Tax? Four Reasons Why It Should Be Doubled

Sign the Petition to Extend UI Benefits

Sign the Petition to Extend UI Benefits

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)


WHAT!! $91 Billion in Bonuses for Wall Street Executives?!


Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition: Denounce Congress for planning to cut $9 billion from food stamps

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition: Denounce Congress for planning to cut $9 billion from food stamps

Stop arming the Iraqi government’s assault on Fallujah!

Stop arming the Iraqi government’s assault on Fallujah!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Republican Voter Identification Falls to New Low Point as Independent Voters Surge

apartyis1 9Republican Voter Identification Falls to New Low Point as Independent Voters Surge

We Stand With The Guardian's Editors!

We Stand With The Guardian's Editors!

Israeli Lobby AIPAC, Lobbying for Iran War | Robert Naiman


Lobbying for Iran War, AIPAC's Napkin Is Half-Empty | Robert Naiman

Daily Kos: So much for local control. Cantor says he'll try to stop de Blasio's New York City education plans

Eric CantorDaily Kos: So much for local control. Cantor says he'll try to stop de Blasio's New York City education plans

Daily Kos: Bitter Family Research Council head declares the Southern Poverty Law Center 'terrorists'

Tony PerkinsDaily Kos: Bitter Family Research Council head declares the Southern Poverty Law Center 'terrorists'

Congress: don't put the Internet's future in the hands of slimy lobbyists. No "Fast Track" for the TPP!

Congress: don't put the Internet's future in the hands of slimy lobbyists. No "Fast Track" for the TPP!

What's The Matter With 60 Minutes?: Cleantech Edition | Blog | Media Matters for America

60 Minutes Airs Hit Job on Clean TechWhat's The Matter With 60 Minutes?: Cleantech Edition | Blog | Media Matters for America

This Guy Can Stop the Trans-Pacific Corruption... If We Push Him! | Represent.Us

This Guy Can Stop the Trans-Pacific Corruption... If We Push Him! | Represent.Us

Elizabeth Warren for Senate | Give our judicial nominees an up or down vote

Elizabeth Warren for Senate | Give our judicial nominees an up or down vote

Tell Congress to Cut Wasteful Pentagon Spending - Project On Government Oversight



Tell Congress to Cut Wasteful Pentagon Spending - Project On Government Oversight

Social Security Works

Social Security Works

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rand Paul's Big Lie About His Son and Medicaid

Rand Paul speaking to his father&#x27;s supporters at a "whistle stop" in Des Moines, Iowa.Daily Kos: Rand Paul's bizarre, impossible Medicaid tale

The Conundrum of the Working Class American

 Photo via T.A. Barnhart/Labor Notes     The Seemingly Unsolvable Puzzle


      Working class people, whether we be republican or democrat, black or white, have a conundrum; we have allowed politicians, democrat and republican, who are wholly owned by corporations to "divide and conquer" us. We fight each other over social issues but our priority should be economic issues. If we are to once again prosper as a country, we need JOBS, and we need them NOW! We need for banks to stop gambling with our savings and retirement pensions. for corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, to repair this country's infrastructure and we need health care for ALL! 
    We have listened to a line of bullshit from politicians of both parties and corporate America about "free markets"  that will make us all more prosperous, but has only enriched the top 1% of the people at the top, while making the rest of us poorer.  It's time to stop believing in the MYTH of the "free markets' and "free trade". They sound good but they have only dragged this country down further and further. We need "fair trade"to be treated fairly by the markets.
      The first thing "we the people" need to do is begin to elect people to office who are willing to say IN PUBLIC that they are willing to raise taxes on the very wealthy and to undo all of the subsidies (corporate welfare) to those highly profitable oil corporations and other corporations that have shipped good paying jobs overseas. The so-called "American" corporations that have hidden away $trillions in profits should be prodded to bring that money back home. We should not have only good paying oil drilling jobs, but also good paying green energy jobs also. America should be leading in that category! But with the oil corporations clout on our congress, we've fallen way behind other industrial countries. We NEED wind and solar power also to sustain our energy needs into the future.
       For the time being social issues should be seen as side issues, to be dealt with when economic issues are settled. If the working class doesn't manage to get our heads out of our asses and come together for the good of us all, then the corporations deserve to rule over us, to send our children perpetual wars, to give away all of our resources, economic and otherwise, and turn this country into another third world country. America will no longer be "the land of the free and the home of the brave" but will become another "used up, has been" great civilization.

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Oops, So Much for the Right-Wing Arguments Against Paid Sick Leave

Photo via T.A. Barnhart/Labor NotesOops, So Much for the Right-Wing Arguments Against Paid Sick Leave

Rubio Should Not Have the Last Word on Florida Nominee | blog.pfaw.org

Rubio Should Not Have the Last Word on Florida Nominee | blog.pfaw.org

Sign the petition and tell Kellogg's: No more GMOs! - SierraRise - Stories to Save the Planet

GMO fieldSign the petition and tell Kellogg's: No more GMOs! - SierraRise - Stories to Save the Planet

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

MoveOn Petitions - PUT CITIZENS UNITED IN THE DUMPSTER OF BAD IDEAS

MoveOn Petitions - PUT CITIZENS UNITED IN THE DUMPSTER OF BAD IDEAS

Senator Warren, Please Oppose Sharon Bowen for Banking Watchdog; No Demonstrated Expertise | Mother Jones

Will Elizabeth Warren Oppose Obama's Pick for Banking Watchdog? | Mother Jones

The Republican Sabotage of America

(Image: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42269094@N05/5162399386/in/photolist-8SbDtY"target="_blank"> Lance Page / t r u t h o u t, Adapted From: John Spooner / flickr and Waldo Jaquith / flickr</a>)The Republican Sabotage of America

Daily Kos: Storied NYC Church Yanks Ads from "Racist, Hate-Inspired" Rush Limbaugh Show

Daily Kos: Storied NYC Church Yanks Ads from "Racist, Hate-Inspired" Rush Limbaugh Show

Daily Kos: Money laundering, Koch style

David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, attends an Economic Club of New York event in New York, December 10, 2012. &nbsp;REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3BFKFDaily Kos: Money laundering, Koch style

How's This for Perfect Republican Logic?!

President Barack Obama listens to comments while meeting with healthcare stakeholders in the Roosevelt Room at White House May 11, 2009. At right is Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Daily Kos: Republican AGs defending Obamacare against Obama?

(12) Twitter / Search - stoprush

(12) Twitter / Search - stoprush

(10) Twitter / Search - stoprush

(10) Twitter / Search - stoprush

Daily Kos: Wow! This Epic StopRush Response will Make Your Day

Daily Kos: Wow! This Epic StopRush Response will Make Your Day

Chairman of Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa Still Doing His Best to Wreck the US Postal Service | The Nation

Postal ServiceDarrell Issa’s Cruelest Cut: A Seriously Cynical Attack on the Postal Service | The Nation

Senators From States With the Highest Unemployment Poised to Kill Unemployment Insurance Bill | The Nation

Senators From States With the Highest Unemployment Poised to Kill Unemployment Insurance Bill | The Nation

Seattle Swears In a Socialist; the Winds of Change| The Nation

Kshama SawantSeattle Swears In a Socialist | The Nation

60 Minutes Continues to Lose Credibility With It's Shoddy Reporting | The Nation

Wind turbines‘60 Minutes’ Does It Again | The Nation