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Steven Perez

Hopping Master of the White Rain. Rabbit of the Radical Mien. As old as my skin, and a little older than my teeth. #TeamEternalWinter GV: (830) 743-9770.
Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/climate...
Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels | ThinkProgress
"Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature and expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin (R). On Monday, S.B. 1456 passed the state House 83-5 after no debate. The measure creates a new class of customers: those who install distributed power generation systems like solar panels or small wind turbines on their property and sell the excess energy back to the grid. While those with systems already installed won’t be affected, the new class of customers will now be charged a monthly fee — a shift that happened quickly and caught many in the state off guard. “We knew nothing about it and all of a sudden it’s attached to some other bill,” Ctaci Gary, owner of Sun City Oklahoma, told ThinkProgress. “It just appeared out of nowhere.”" - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Interesting. I'm trying to think creatively about how this could backfire on the utilities. - Brian Johns
How stupid. One would think they would be encouraging this. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
New York Times' David Brooks Says Obama Has 'A Manhood Problem In The Middle East' | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/world...
New York Times' David Brooks Says Obama Has 'A Manhood Problem In The Middle East' | ThinkProgress
"BROOKS: Basically since Yalta we’ve had an assumption that borders are basically going to be borders and once that comes into question if in Ukraine or in Crimea or anywhere else, then all over the world all bets are off. And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or somebody like Putin? I think a lot of the rap is unfair but certainly in the Middle East there is an assumption that he’s not tough enough." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
I wish Brooks would keep his anxious masculinity to himself. - John (bird whisperer)
After Dry Winter In California, Preparations Begin For Harsh Wildfire Season | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/climate...
After Dry Winter In California, Preparations Begin For Harsh Wildfire Season | ThinkProgress
"It’s been a long, dry winter for California, with record-low snowpack and ideal wildfire conditions to show for it. At the beginning of the month, during the time when snowpack usually peaks, the state snow survey showed it to be at 32 percent of average, one of the lowest years on record. In some areas of the Sierra Nevada Mountains — where snowpack provides crucial water supply over the summer — nearly half the snowpack has melted in just the past week due to soaring temperatures according to reporting done by Andrew Freedman at Mashable." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
The U.S. Isn't Very Good At Preventing Our Food From Making Us Sick | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/health...
The U.S. Isn't Very Good At Preventing Our Food From Making Us Sick | ThinkProgress
The U.S. Isn't Very Good At Preventing Our Food From Making Us Sick | ThinkProgress
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released this year’s food safety report — and while the agency is celebrating some incremental progress in combating foodborne illnesses, it’s clear there’s still much more work that needs to be done. When compared to a 2006-2008 period, the rate of foodborne illnesses in 2013 either increased or stayed about the same for most major disease agents." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Texas Women Just Lost Access To Another Abortion Clinic | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/health...
Texas Women Just Lost Access To Another Abortion Clinic | ThinkProgress
"Texas’ harsh anti-abortion law has claimed another victim, as a clinic in El Paso has been forced to immediately halt its abortion services. The Reproductive Services clinic attempted to seek an injunction against the provision of the law that requires abortion clinics to get admitting privileges from local hospitals — a medically unnecessary requirement that’s often impossible to meet — but a federal judge denied that request." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
High Levels Of Mercury Found In Fish In Remote National Parks | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/climate...
High Levels Of Mercury Found In Fish In Remote National Parks | ThinkProgress
"Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service released a report Thursday that found 5 percent of the freshwater fish sampled in 21 western national parks had levels of mercury that were high enough to trigger toxic responses from the fish themselves, potentially endangering their health and lives. In addition, 35 percent of the fish sampled had enough mercury in them to impact the health of some predatory birds, and 68 percent of fish had mercury levels above the recommended amount for “unlimited consumption” by humans. The researchers said in their report that the levels of mercury in some national parks were alarming because they occurred in small fish — organisms that should have the least amount of mercury in their systems, because the higher fish are on the food chain, the more mercury they’re expected to have. Zion, Capital Reef, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Lake Clark National Parks all contained sites in which most fish exceeded benchmarks for the... more... - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
peachshamusandspencer: Spencer is shocked that some people give bunnies as Easter presents! - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Spencer is shocked that some people give bunnies as Easter presents!
Hi Mr. B and yes they do. - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Hey, Val. :) - Steven Perez
Western Re-Run: Nevada Rancher Versus The Feds | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/climate...
Western Re-Run: Nevada Rancher Versus The Feds | ThinkProgress
"As High Country News reported in a chronology of the Hage case, he inspired other lawsuits and the Nevada ranchers who filed them all lost. Among them was Cliff Gardner from Elko County who fought all the way to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after the Forest Service revoked his grazing permit for abusing public land. Likewise Cliven Bundy, who was first ordered by a federal court to remove his cows from federal lands in 1998. Some of the particulars of all these range war cases differ, but the basics are the same: ranchers who stubbornly insist the federal government doesn’t have the authority to tell them what they can do on public lands, that someone else — the state or the ranchers themselves — actually owns those lands. This notion has been thoroughly discredited over and over again in the courts. The simple fact is, the hundreds of millions of acres managed by agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are owned by the public and how they are... more... - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Poor People's Lives Are Getting Shorter | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/health...
Poor People's Lives Are Getting Shorter | ThinkProgress
Poor People's Lives Are Getting Shorter | ThinkProgress
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"Although life expectancy has been rising for Americans as a whole, the people who live in this country aren’t necessary sharing those gains equally. Wealthy people are enjoying longer lifespans than lower income Americans, according to a new analysis from Brookings Institute researchers, and the gap is threatening to get wider. By the age of 55 years old, the average American man in the richest 10 percent of the county can expect to live another 35 years. But the average man in the poorest 10 percent only has about 24 years left. And the discrepancy is even starker among women, since low-income women’s life expectancy has actually been declining:" - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
South Carolina Mayor With A History Of Anti-Gay Remarks Fires City's First Openly Gay Police Chief | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt...
South Carolina Mayor With A History Of Anti-Gay Remarks Fires City's First Openly Gay Police Chief | ThinkProgress
"Residents of Latta, South Carolina are calling into question the motivations behind Mayor Earl Bullard’s firing of Police Chief Crystal Moore, a 20-year veteran on the town’s police department. Moore was unceremoniously relieved of her duties earlier this week after Bullard handed down a list of seven reprimands. Members of the city council have voiced their support for Moore and are condemning Bullard’s unilateral decision to fire Moore as an act of retribution, or worse: of outright homophobia." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
State Department To Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Until After November | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/climate...
State Department To Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Until After November | ThinkProgress
"The State Department will “extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, likely postponing a final decision on the controversial project until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections,” Reuters reported on Friday afternoon. The organization credited the information to a 1:30 call with Congressional staff. The decision of whether or not to approve the northern leg of TransCanada’s pipeline, connecting the tar sands of Alberta to oil refineries and export facilities in Texas, will enter its sixth year in September. State made the decision to give more time for 8 federal agencies to weigh in on the project. This would move the end of the review process, originally scheduled to end in May, to a date “likely” after the 2014 midterm elections, according to the Wall Street Journal. State Department officials cited a February district court decision that struck down a Nebraska law that aimed to put decisionmaking power over the pipeline in the hands of the governor." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
The Long-Term Unemployed Are Stuck Without Work Thanks To Bad Luck | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/economy...
The Long-Term Unemployed Are Stuck Without Work Thanks To Bad Luck | ThinkProgress
"The long-term unemployed have most likely been out of work for so long simply because they had the misfortune of losing a job during a bad economy, according to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight’s Ben Casselman. His work “shows that by far the single biggest predictor of whether someone will be out of work for a year or more is the state of the economy when he or she loses his or her job,” he writes. This is true for the current recession and for other downturns more broadly. Over the last 15 years, during which they were two recessions, “a one-point increase in the unemployment rate increased an individual’s odds of remaining unemployed for at least a year by about 35 percent,” he finds. If someone loses a job when the unemployment rate is 8 percent or higher, he will be three and a half times more likely to be unemployed for about six months or longer compared to someone who loses her job when the unemployment rate is below 6 percent. Those who lost their jobs during the Great... more... - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
The Imaginary Rule That Keeps Obama's Judges From Being Confirmed | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/justice...
The Imaginary Rule That Keeps Obama's Judges From Being Confirmed | ThinkProgress
"The United States Senate is a labyrinth of arcane rules, obscure precedents, and traditions that were invented for an era when senators rode horses and buggies to Washington. There’s a rule that can force the clerk to spend hours reading a 767-page amendment aloud. There’s a another one that lets the minority leader order all committee work to shut down after 2pm. Indeed, even something as basic as a judicial confirmation is drawn out and complex. To confirm a circuit judge, the Senate has to vote on that judge, wait 30 hours, and then vote for her again. And even if someone masters the Senate’s many rules and traditions, they will still encounter roadblocks that are written nowhere in the Senate’s standing rules and that have very little grounding in its history. One of these is a practice that gives each senator the right to veto anyone named to a federal judgeship in their state. Because of this veto, Republican senators can make extortionate demands from President Obama. And they can back those demands up by threatening to hold every judicial vacancy in their state open until Obama leaves office." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
After Former KKK Leader Shoots Up Jewish Centers, CNN Asks: 'Can The Klan Rebrand?' | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/politic...
After Former KKK Leader Shoots Up Jewish Centers, CNN Asks: 'Can The Klan Rebrand?' | ThinkProgress
"“Imperial Ancona, who lives in Missouri, insists there’s a new Klan for modern times — a Klan that’s “about educating people to our ideas and getting people to see our point of view to…help change things,” CNN’s Ashley Fantz writes. “He said he and those like him can spread that message without violence — a sort of rebranding of the Klan.” To learn if this is possible, Fantz asked marketing and PR experts if America’s most infamous white supremacist group could shed its violent past. According to one quoted ad agency president, lynchings are not too different from products, like a car that kills people because of an exploding gas tank. In his words, “if you have a car that is killing people because the gas tank is exploding, it doesn’t matter how fantastic the ad campaign is for that car.” CNN should have also taken note that this is not the first time the KKK has declared it is “rebranding.”" - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Why would they? White/Aryan supremacy is their raison d'être. They're acting like violence is an aberration when it's their core brand. - John (bird whisperer)
Congress Searching For Answers To Sexual Assault Crisis On College Campuses | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/health...
Congress Searching For Answers To Sexual Assault Crisis On College Campuses | ThinkProgress
"The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY), who introduced competing measures to change the way the military handles rape cases, are now working together to address the sexual assault crisis at colleges and universities. The issue of sexual assault at higher education institutions has received increasing attention as students at dozens of schools have filed federal complaints against their universities, accusing them of failing to protect victims. At the beginning of this year, President Obama announced the creation of a new White House task force to find policy solutions in this area. California lawmakers have introduced legislation at the state level. Now, U.S. lawmakers are laying the groundwork for national reform." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Coal Company Cuts Off Ex-Miners From Their Health Benefits | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/climate...
Coal Company Cuts Off Ex-Miners From Their Health Benefits | ThinkProgress
"More than one-thousand ex-coal miners are losing their promised health benefits in eight months. Murray Energy redirected the blame in its announcement this week to the Obama administration, insisting that the largest independent coal company in the U.S. is the real victim here — of the so-called war on coal. “Murray Energy’s inability to provide these benefits is, in part, due to the destruction of the coal industry, including our markets, by the Obama Administration and its appointees and supporters, who have eliminated the livelihoods of thousands of coal miners, and their families, by the forced closing of 392 coal-fired electric power plants in America, now and in the immediate future,” Murray said in a statement confirming the cuts. “Due to these action and devastated coal markets, Murray Energy is unable to support these benefits.”" - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Half of New York City Teens Behind Bars Have A Brain Injury, Study Finds | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/justice...
Half of New York City Teens Behind Bars Have A Brain Injury, Study Finds | ThinkProgress
"About half of teens between the ages of 16 and 18 suffered a traumatic brain injury before being locked up in a New York City jail, a new study finds. Traumatic brain injuries can cause mood and behavior changes that vary depending on the nature of the injury, but often include impulsiveness, emotional volatility, and slowed brain processing speeds. These factors not only contribute the likelihood of individuals ending up in jail; they also affect the proper treatment while there and their likelihood of returning once released. “Two of the most common features of TBI, emotional dysregulation [mood volatility] and processing speed, may be linked to criminal justice involvement as well as problems while in jail,” according to the study in the Journal of Adolescent Health." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Justice Scalia Tells Law Students 'Perhaps You Should Revolt' If Taxes Become Too High | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/justice...
Justice Scalia Tells Law Students 'Perhaps You Should Revolt' If Taxes Become Too High | ThinkProgress
"During an event at the University of Tennessee’s law school on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested to the capacity crowd that perhaps they should revolt against the U.S government if their taxes ever get too high. During a question and answer part of the event, a student asked Scalia about the constitutionality of a federal income tax. Scalia assured the questioner that the tax was in fact permissible by the constitution, but added that if it ever became too high, “perhaps you should revolt.”" - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Four Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The Gulf Is Still Suffering | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/climate...
Four Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The Gulf Is Still Suffering | ThinkProgress
"In his 34 years living in Louisiana, Ryan Lambert can’t remember ever seeing young, dead dolphins on his trips out in the Gulf. In just the last few months, however, he says he’s seen two. Lambert, who owns a charter fishing company in Louisiana, told ThinkProgress he’s worried that the dying dolphins he’s still seeing point to lingering effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which four years ago killed 11 people and spewed 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. “We still see little telltale signs,” he said. “There’s crabs with holes in their shells we’re seeing that we haven’t seen before, and I’ve never seen baby dolphins die.” One study has linked the spill to dolphin deaths in the Gulf, finding that dolphins’ diseases in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay are rare but consistent with oil exposure. BP, however, has disputed that ongoing deaths and strandings are a result of the spill." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
dreaminginstasis: Ruby relaxing as hard as she can! - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Ruby relaxing as hard as she can!
I’m watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker Check-in to Kolchak: The Night Stalker on tvtag - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
I’m watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker 
 
  Check-in to  Kolchak: The Night Stalker on tvtag
Good morning, FriendFeed. - http://best-lovequotes.tumblr.com/post...
Good morning, FriendFeed.
And how is your day today? :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Photo: whoreofabaddon: An important reminder that even Christ doesn’t have time for your nonsense. http://tmblr.co/Zoqvby1DbUF_X
Photo: whoreofabaddon: An important reminder that even Christ doesn’t have time for your nonsense. http://tmblr.co/Zoqvby1DbUF_X
whoreofabaddon: An important reminder that even Christ doesn’t have time for your nonsense. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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An important reminder that even Christ doesn’t have time for your nonsense.
sizvideos: To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video
60 Years Later, Brown v. Board Hasn't Desegregated Schools - http://www.thewire.com/politic...
You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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