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Thursday Evening Open Thread: But They So Meant Well!

Looking down the road that is paved with only the best intentions, Sam Biddle at Valleywag says “Techies: Just Leave Homeless People Alone“: Last year, the tech community was stunned by the realization that teaching a homeless man to code did not solve the larger issues of homelessness and American income inequality. Now, they’ve regrouped, [Read more...]

Montana congressional candidate shoots down drone in campaign ad

9 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Matt Rosendale, a Montana candidate for U.S. Congress, released a new ad this week which shows him pretending to shoot down a government drone. Not only is he seen shooting down a fake government-owned drone, he goes on to say: The federal government is too big and too powerful. Show More Summary

Paper or Foam -- For Your Take-Out Cup, That Is?

Go into Jamba Juice today and you'll find something new. Your drink will be served in a specially designed double-walled paper cup. That's because, back in August 2012, when fifth grader Mia Hansen ordered a smoothie at a Jamba Juice...Show More Summary

I’M RELABELING ALL MY STUFF “EXTRA FATTENING:” What you expect a food to be affects your body’s res…

I’M RELABELING ALL MY STUFF “EXTRA FATTENING:” What you expect a food to be affects your body’s response.

Mark Steyn: The Long, Slow, Unremarked-Upon Death of Free Speech

"This is the aging of the dawn of Aquarius." I heard a lot of that kind of talk during my battles with the Canadian ?human rights? commissions a few years ago: of course, we all believe in free speech, but...

A 21st-Century Soup Kitchen… on Long Island

26 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

As the country entered what the mainstream media termed the “Polar Vortex,” we entered into an emotional vortex of concern and dread. While running our errands, struggling with the frigid temperatures it struck us: What would we do if...Show More Summary

Their Praise for Cliven Bundy Shows Hannity and Huckabee Want 'Armed Insurrection' - Ed Schultz

Does it get more laughable in media when Ed Schultz accuses others of being incendiary? Schultz's years-long obsession and resentment of conservative commentator Sean Hannity, and of Fox News, surfaced once again yesterday when he criticized...Show More Summary

Top Democrat Senator Makes Excuses For Obama's Weak Stance On Venezuela

Senator makes his case for why the U.S should get involved against Dictator Nicholas Maduro, but then seemed to make excuses for the President’s soft position on Venezuela, by rattling off a list of other things that are currently on Obama’s “plate.” You mentioned the President. Show More Summary

Why Are They Skeered of the Confederate Flag?

According to FOX News, two Long Island, New York high school students have been suspended from school for displaying a Confederate flag to a school sporting event. Brother Gary Cregan, the principal at St. Anthony's High School in South...Show More Summary

Media Expert Highlights Problematic Tea Party Ties In Right-Wing Talk Radio

Media consultant Holland Cooke highlighted the deceptive advocacy of right-wing talk radio hosts on behalf of sponsors such as tea party groups, arguing that listeners "might not understand that free speech had a price tag." In a piece...Show More Summary

Secret Service Threatened to Kill Mr. Met

"We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen. Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. Nobody will bother you. But approach the president, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?" -- Secret Service agent in 1997 to Mr. Met, as related in Yes, It's Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots

Thursday Night Open Thread

44 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Just getting home from work and I see our last open thread is full. Here's another one. All topics welcome. I hope to get something substantive posted after checking the news later tonight. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Utah governor optimistic on Medicaid expansion waiver

44 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Gov. Gary Herbert Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says he thinks there aren't major hurdles now for Utah to get a federal waiver to offer a version of a privatized Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Herbert met with Health and Human...Show More Summary

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Col. Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

"At that time Macondo was a village of 20 adobe houses built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point.” Goodbye to Gabriel García Marquez.

Researchers Clone Cells From Two Adult Men

This is a step toward being able to regenerate replacements for diseased or damaged cells. In this case, cells from a 35-year-old man and a 75-year-old man were used to generate two separate lines of stem cells. The process, known as nuclear transfer, involves taking the DNA from a donor and inserting it into an […]

Harry Reid Calls Cliven Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists” (Video)

Senator Harry Reid called rancher Cliven Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists” during an interview Thursday. The Review Journal reported: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau … Continue reading ? Adds New Joint Fundraising Committee Section

Today added a new section for joint fundraising committees, the fundraising partnerships between candidates, committees or party committees that allow participants to pool their efforts and split the proceeds. While JFCs are not new, they've becoming increasingly prominent in recent years. Show More Summary

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