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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Future of Humanity: A Snapshot The annual Beloit College Mindset List from the Wisconsin school (Go, Fightin' Buccaneers!) is out and generating the usual gasps and titters. The annual list reflects...Show More Summary

Clinton Is Spending A Lot More Money Than Trump

Donald Trump released his first TV advertisement of the general election last week. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and the main super PAC supporting her, combined, have already spent $65.8 million on TV ads in nine battleground states. So, the podcast crew talks about how much TV ads matter and how the campaigns are spending their money […]

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Monday Margaret and Helen Blogging…Now with Bonus Regrets! Last Thursday Donald Trump said that "sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. Show More Summary

Libyan forces say they capture mosque, prison from Islamic State in Sirte

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city's main mosque and a jail run by the militants' morality police.

Dallas Museum of Art premieres first U.S. museum solo project of Nicolas Party

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Dallas Museum of Art presents Swiss artist Nicolas Party?s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. The DMA-commissioned mural Pathway occupies the Museum?s Concourse, a public space that functions as the DMA?s main thoroughfare. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Farewell, The Nightly Show Some Larry Wilmore zingers from his too-brief tenure behind the desk… "Violent thugs run amok in the streets of Baltimore. But enough about the police department..." ...Show More Summary

OAS emerging as global LGBT rights advocate

Last week the main body of the OAS included remarks from the '2016 Global LGBT(I) Human Rights Conference', where thirty states pledged to promote LGBT rights.

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Feel the Burn This is a great story I like to highlight every year, but in 2016 it's particularly relevant as America prepares to see the first woman take the oath of office as President of the United States...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I know---Rio Games Edition: > When you watch the sprinters in action, you're looking at the only humans who will be able to outrun our future robot overlords. > If a spectator gets speared...Show More Summary

Appomattox to honor Civil War soldier whose remains are en route to Maine

Pvt. Jewett Williams, whose ashes were discovered in the basement of the Oregon State Hospital, is heading home to Maine via a motorcycle relay organized by the Patriot Guards. His cortege is scheduled to make a stop at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Va., on Thursday for a 1 p.m. ceremony honoring the soldier […]

Ashes of Civil War veteran taken on cross-country trip, including stops at Appomattox and Gettysburg

The ashes of Civil War veteran Pvt. Jewett Williams, recently found in a storage room an Oregon mental hospital, are en route to his home state of Maine, carried there by a relay of motorcycle riders, with recently added stops at Appomattox Court House and Gettysburg.

Wild Blueberry Land in Columbia Falls, Maine

There is no shortage of bizarre American highway pitstops, but there's only one that's in the shape of one of the three fruits native to the United States: the wild blueberry. Just off Route 1 in Columbia Hills, Maine, you'll find Wild Blueberry Land—a small theme park entirely dedicated to the official fruit of Maine. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… “Kissimmee, Florida: Thursday Night”---A Play in One Stupid Act Donald Trump at rally: President Obama is the actual, literal founder of ISIS! Crowd: Yeah! He's the founder of ISIS! Impeach! Impeach! Trump: Taxes...Show More Summary

Trump Sent Me This Second Message

Dear Georges, Following my previous message to you, I want to stress to you all the main features of my campaign for President of the United States of America. My international policy is to destroy ISIS with nuclear weapons ABC, CBSShow More Summary

Changing Cuba And The Race To Save The Past

The recent steps toward detente in the previously inert relationship between the United States and Cuba have had little visible effect outside of the main tourist centers in Havana and the various beach resorts that, until now, have been peopled largely by Canadians and Europeans. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Wit of Will Today marks the 81st anniversary of Will Rogers' death in a plane crash in Alaska. In 1935 Roosevelt (whom he supported) had only been in office for two years and my parents were still in diapers. Show More Summary

El Chapo Guzman: Money Launderer For His Cartel Used ‘Xbox’ In Scheme

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman has for a long time been one of the most feared drug lords in the world, mainly because of the influence he has had over the security apparatus and state officials in his home-country Mexico. This is not to mention the violent means his cartel has at its disposal to obliterate... Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "It was a dark and stormy...um...how does that go, again?" It's a highlight of my year---plopping down in a Victorian wingback chair with a frosty beverage and basking in the brilliant badness of the winning...Show More Summary

Designing for Optimal states of consciousness

Featured image – Loop.pH ‘OSMO’ The main aim of this investigation is to create immersion states based on Flow Theory with optimal states of consciousness. My research interests in immersion states, states of consciousness and phenomenal consciousness, has led me... Read More

Don’t Know Much About History

Teaching US history to 14-year-olds could be frustrating. In Maine, as in most states, students took US History in 5th, 8th, and 11th grades. That latter was required for a high school diploma and I believe it still is, but none of it guarantees that those who graduate high school have even a cursory understanding […]

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