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The Republican Party has nothing to offer except clowns, fear and hate

The Republican Party is destroying itself. A recent Pew Research Center poll conducted July 14-20 surveying 2002 adults found, The Republican Party’s image has grown more negative over the first half of this year. Currently, 32% have a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 60% have an unfavorable view. Favorable views of the GOP...

Native American Civil Rights Activist Dies Mysteriously In Police Custody

Originally published on MintPress News.  NESHOBA COUNTY, Mississippi — Rexdale W. Henry, a Choctaw activist, died in Mississippi’s Neshoba County Jail earlier this month under circumstances that remain mysterious. Coming just one day after the alleged suicide of black civil rights activist Sandra Bland in Texas, questions are being raised about how an apparently healthy...

Cyber Bill Gives Companies Perfect Cover to Gut Your Privacy

By Sandra Fulton Following several high-profile data breaches — such as those at Sony and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management — Congress is once again feeling the pressure to push “cybersecurity” legislation. The problem is, the bill they’re laser-focused on is misguided, wouldn’t protect us — and is a huge gift to companies wanting...

White House Responds to ‘Pardon Edward Snowden’ Petition with Character Assassination

The White House finally responded to a popular petition at WhiteHouse.gov urging President Barack Obama’s administration to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. However, the response is a bald-faced attempt to use the petition as a platform to assassinate Snowden’s character. First off, the petition to pardon Snowden had nearly 168,000 signatures. Only a few petitions...

On Human Rights, UN Committee Gives US Low Grades for Surveillance, Detention at Guantanamo

A United Nations committee, which reviews how countries comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), issued grades for the United States government’s implementation of recommendations issued last year. The committee gave the US low grades for surveillance and detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and in facilities in Afghanistan. The ICCPR...

The Roundup for July 28th, 2015

Almost the end of the month. Keep those suggestions coming, folks. International Politics Overall – Israel hopes to use the Syrian Civil War to bolster its energy independence – Russian President Vladimir Putin: I think Sepp Blatter should get the Nobel Peace Prize; Spits out drink – The United Nations suspended its health programs in Iraq...

Over Easy: Thunder Storms

I was talking the other day with my sister and the subject of thunder storms came up. We have them up here in Ohio but not like the kind we had in Florida. Not by a long shot. From mid June or so until around the end of September, sometimes later, we had nearly every...

The Roundup for July 26-27th, 2015

Folks, any criticisms of the Roundup or suggestions to improve it? It’s been a while since I asked that so I’m open to hearing your input. International Politics Overall – President Barack Obama told leaders of African countries to treat gay people and women as equals – Turkey called for a special meeting with NATO...

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! Another weekend gone, but it was a nice weekend. I bagged 20+ 40gal trash bags with cut grass and other lawn trash. You don’t realize how much is there until you have to pick it up! Speaking of picking it up…. Fukushima Update: The discussion of a Dead Pacific begins to get traction. I...

Late Night FDL: Daybreak

Micky Dolenz(Monkees) – Daybreak The Beeb reported this bit of good cheer… An album of “lost” songs by Monkees star Micky Dolenz has been released after fans tracked down the master tapes. Recorded immediately after the band split up in 1970, the music contains collaborations with Harry Nilsson. It was thought to have been discarded...

Obama’s line on the Iran nuclear deal: A second false narrative

Buying into the narrative that Iran is a rogue nuclear state could harm the thawing of relations between the country and the US By Gareth Porter I’m glad that the United States and Iran reached an agreement in Vienna after nearly two years of negotiations and 35 years of enmity. A failure to do so...

‘Dark Cloud’ of ALEC Converges at Annual Corporate-Political Lovefest

This week, San Diego hosts ‘a festival of closed-door deal-making by politicians, corporate executives and lobbyists’ By Deirdre Fulton Fighting to protect dark money. Attacking federal efforts to rein in carbon pollution. Undermining local democracy. These are just some of the “hot topics” on the agenda this week as conservative lawmakers, corporate lobbyists, and top...

Feds indict former Georgia deputy sheriff for her role in botched SWAT raid that maimed toddler

In the early morning hours of May 28, 2014, Nikki Autry, a deputy sheriff in Habersham County, Georgia, presented a search warrant affidavit to the magistrate judge, swearing under oath that a known confidential informant who had been reliable in the past purchased a small amount of methamphetamine from an individual standing outside a residence....

Camera Work: Going Back

I have a huge file of images; film of all sizes from 8”x10” to 35mm, B&W color and of course digital. The digital consists of scanned work from the film and original digital images. Using the designation common for digital audio, I range from AAA and DDD imagery, as well as in between. I’ve been...

Podcast: In Cleveland, Organizers Gather to Strengthen & Grow Movement for Black Lives

Following months of numerous actions across the United States, a gathering was held by the Movement for Black Lives from July 24-26 in Cleveland. The goal was to bring black organizers together to create a “collective mission that matches the intensity, scale, urgency, and promise of the moment.” It was also geared toward reflection on the history...

Sunday Food: Real Friends Take a Zucchini

(Picture courtesy of Jeremy Keith at flickr.com.) They’re that greatest test of true friendships out here in the land of prolific gardens.   If you’ve ever grown them, you know the feeling.   Those carefully tended mounds of bright pretty golden flowers have produced monsters that now are filling all your steps, your lawn chairs,...

Late Night FDL: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Joel: I am Dad Rock… Billy Joel is honoured to be a leading figure of the ‘dad rock’ movement. The 66-year-old Grammy winning-musician hasn’t released an album since his 1993 offering River of Dreams, which went platinum in several countries. Billy remains popular with...

The Israel Lobby’s $50M Campaign Against The Iran Nuclear Deal

If the Iran deal passes, Israel loses. The Israel lobby is spending big on whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t happen. By Richard Silverstein WASHINGTON — The next 60 days offer a fateful window through which Congress will review the Iran nuclear deal announced last week to great fanfare by the P5+1 powers...

Oil And Gas Lobbyists Are Supporting Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Lobbyists connected to fossil fuel firms are acting as bundlers for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign based on documents uploaded by journalist Lee Fang. In a post for The Intercept, Fang highlighted how private prison lobbyists were helping raise money for Clinton’s campaign. Show More Summary

The Roundup for July 25th, 2015

And that ends our week folks. International Politics Overall – Secretary of State John Kerry: This agreement with Iran is the only alternative to use of military force – Juan Cole: “Did ISIL Arise Partly Because of Climate Change?” Middle East – The International Red Cross warned there is “unprecedented” civilian suffering in Yemen. Meanwhile,...

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