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New Super Night Owl Suppressor from Geissele at Modern Day Marine 2017

Gun accessory manufacturer Geissele has revealed its first ever production suppressor. The new can, called the “Super Night Hawk”, was revealed at the Modern Day Marine 2017 industry demonstration. Soldier Systems Daily broke the story...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Social programs suffer as $80 billion more is added to Pentagon budget

At CommonDreams, Jake Johnson writes—U.S. Says No Money for Social Programs, But '$700 Billion to Kill People? Yeah That We Have': Where were the pundits and elected lawmakers who complain about the cost of providing healthcare to all...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'It's time to move away from the coasts.'

Elizabeth Rush writes that as sea levels rise and flooding becomes more commonplace in coastal communities, our rebuilding efforts should more often become relocation plans. That two storms of Harvey and Irma’s caliber would make landfall...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Eco-justice means recognizing that hurricanes impact people unequally

Sonali Kolhatkar is the  founder, host and executive producer of "Rising Up With Sonali," a television and radio show that airs on Free Speech TV and Pacifica stations. She is co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a U.S.-based non-profit...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Krznaric: 'Carpe Diem politics': How to do more than just resist'

Roman Krznaric wrote this article for Just Transition, the Fall 2017 issue of YES! Magazine. Roman is a social philosopher (and former political scientist). His new book is “Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World.”  The article...Show More Summary

Night Owls Are Not Very Punctual

Late to bed, late for everything else: a lesser-known proverb.

Open thread for night owls. Sanders interviewed: ‘Single Payer Is a Rational Health-Care System’

John Nichols at The Nation interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders about “Medicare for All.” Here is one question and answer from that interview: TN:   In a moment like this, where the protections that do exist are under assault, there are those who say that energy has to be focused primarily on resisting the assault. Show More Summary

King County Metro Riders Will See More Bus Service, Boosted Night Owl Service Starting Sept. 23

King County Metro and the city of Seattle are adding hundreds of new bus trips and increasing reliability on more than 50 bus routes across the county beginning Sept. 23.

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from Harper's Index for October

Some excerpts from Harper’s Index: • “Treaty payment,” in Canadian dollars, that the government annually offers First Nations individuals :   $5 [...] •  Percentage of students at the top 30 U.S. law schools who are Asian-American :Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Environmentalists can't afford to wait until 2018 to vote

Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project writes— Why Environmentalists Can’t Afford to Wait Until 2018: 2017 has been a devastating year for the millions of Americans who care about the environment. Since Donald Trump  Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Warren: 'We can't fight opioid crisis without adequate health care'

This op-ed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts first appeared in the Boston Globe and subsequently in CommonDreams: We can’t fight the opioid crisis without adequate health care : The opioid epidemic touches every family in every corner of the Commonwealth. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Six rules for rebuilding infrastructure with EVERYONE in mind

At The Conversation, Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester write—6 rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of ‘unprecedented’ weather events Unfortunately, Harvey delivered and then some with early estimates of the damage at over   US$190 billion, which would make it the costliest storm in U.S. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Florida now more vulnerable than it used to be to a hurricane like Irma

At Mother Jones, Rebecca Leber writes—Here’s Why Florida Is so Much More Vulnerable to a Hurricane Like Irma Right Now: Hurricane Irma is making a beeline for Florida this weekend. Now a Category 4 storm, it is so big and has provedShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Scotland vows 100% electric cars, as U.S. caves on fuel-economy fines

Jessica Corbett at CommonDreams writes—As Scotland Vows 100% Transition to Electric Cars, US Caves to Auto Industry's Dirty Demands:  As   Scotland   becomes the most recent nation to pledge a phaseout of new petrol and diesel vehicles,...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Climate science denial is literally killing us

Mark Hertsgaard at The Nation writes—Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us: The tragedy of Harvey starts with the suffering of innocents like Jordyn Grace, the 3-year-old who survived the flood by clinging to the body of her drowned mother, who had prayed with her last breaths. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: DACA is ending, but the movement of DREAMers and their allies lives on

Michael Tan, staff attorney for the Immigrants Rights Project at the ACLU, writes—DACA Is Ending. But the Movement Is Not: Today the Trump administration announced the end of the   Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals   program, which...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: In Yosemite, the names of genocide

Daniel Duane tells the story of how many of the features of the Yosemite Valley got the names now inscribed on maps and trail markers: names he calls the “linguistic equivalents of Confederate statues.” A few months later, when the Mariposa Battalion rode back into Yosemite Valley, it captured five men, including Tenaya’s three sons. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Warm enough for ya?

It’s been a ridiculously hot day in much of the U.S. Plus it’s the first of a three-day weekend. So here’s something to make you cool off and maybe smile a bit. x Embedded Content • An Activists’ Calendar of Resistance Events • Indivisible’s...Show More Summary

Lightning delayed Lane Kiffin’s FAU debut, and his offense suffered a power outage

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Lane Kiffin’s first game as the head coach at Florida Atlantic started out well enough Friday night. A crowd of 28,471 showed up to see the Owls host Navy in Boca Raton, the third-largest crowd in FAU Stadium’s seven-year history. He even got to break out his patented early celebration in the second quarter, when […]

Open thread for night owls: Like others, Houston stadium scammed taxpayer money into private hands

Dave Zirin at The Nation writes—The Houston Stadium Grift Comes Home to Roost: As the waters rise, it is unconscionable to keep spending money on sports arenas so billionaires can plunder and vultures like Joel Osteen can stay on the...Show More Summary

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