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Steven Perez
The truth about "political correctness" is that it doesn't actually exist - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2015...
"But political correctness isn't a "creed" at all. Rather it's a sort of catch-all term we apply to people who ask for more sensitivity to a particular cause than we're willing to give — a way to dismiss issues as frivolous in order to justify ignoring them. Worse, the charge of "political correctness" is often used by those in a position of privilege to silence debates raised by marginalized people — to say that their concerns don't deserve to be voiced, much less addressed." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Rand Paul struggles with his signature issues | MSNBC - http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-...
"This keeps happening. Paul said he’s given considerable thought to the philosophic nature of “rights,” though his opinions on the subject are largely gibberish. The senator says he cares deeply about minority rights, which he’s struggled to grasp. Paul talks about drone policy, which he’s flubbed badly. Paul claims to hate the Affordable Care Act, but he fails to appreciate what the policy is and what it does. He says he’s deeply concerned about the deficit, but doesn’t know what the deficit is." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Again, these aren’t just random issues; these are the issue Rand Paul himself claims to care the most about. When a politician seems confused about his signature concerns, that’s not a good sign." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Rand Paul rejects 'rights based on your behavior' | MSNBC - http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-...
"“I don’t think I’ve ever used the word gay rights, because I don’t really believe in rights based on your behavior,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters in a videotaped interview that has received little attention since it was recorded in 2013." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The Kentucky Republican may not have thought this one through. By Rand Paul’s reasoning, gun rights don’t exist because buying, carrying, and/or firing a weapon is a “behavior.” By Rand Paul’s reasoning, religious rights don’t exist because embracing a faith tradition, practicing its tenets, and attending services is a “behavior.” By Rand Paul’s reasoning, free-speech rights don’t... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"The Kentucky Republican may not have thought this one through. By Rand Paul’s reasoning, gun rights don’t exist because buying, carrying, and/or firing a weapon is a “behavior.” By Rand Paul’s reasoning, religious rights don’t exist because embracing a faith tradition, practicing its tenets, and attending services is a “behavior.” By Rand Paul’s reasoning, free-speech rights don’t... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Here's Some Stupid For Lunch - In which we learn that Carly Fiorina may need her own booth at the cafe. - http://www.esquire.com/news-po...
"I have heard of humble-bragging, but this is an entirely new tactic -- failure-bragging. At Hewlett-Packard, she nearly ran the company into Middle Earth, bragged about outsourcing jobs when she did it, and was generally so incompetent a manager that the company paid her millions of dollars to never darken its towels again." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Ted Cruz is a Canadian. That’s a terrible reason to prevent him from being president. - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Ted Cruz is a Canadian. That’s a terrible reason to prevent him from being president. - The Washington Post
"By Dylan Matthews August 19, 2013 Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. (AP) Because presidential elections are never-ceasing Sisyphean struggles from whose cruel grip we can never fully escape, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is already gearing up to run for president in 2016. So, obviously, Cruz — who was born in Calgary to an American mother — released his birthday certificate Sunday, because that's apparently what you do when you want to run for president these days. Under Canadian law, anyone born in the country is automatically a Canadian citizen, unless their parents were foreign diplomats (and Cruz's were not). So Cruz, much to his surprise, turns out to be a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen. That almost certainly doesn't make him ineligible to become president under the prevailing interpretation of Article Two, Section 1 of the Constitution, which restricts the presidency to "natural born Citizen[s]." But it's totally insane that we're even thinking about this. The natural-born citizenship clause is almost... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Sure, his "birthday certificate" - Todd Hoff
Spidra Webster
California's Darrell Issa loses power along with House oversight committee post - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/nation...
California's Darrell Issa loses power along with House oversight committee post - LA Times
"or four years, Rep. Darrell Issa presided over one of the highest-profile oversight committees in Congress, becoming a fixture in the national news as he took the Obama administration to task for everything from bank bailouts to corruption in Afghanistan. Only three months ago, the California congressman unveiled a portrait of himself to hang proudly in the committee hearing room. "Click LIKE to thank Chairman Issa for his tireless commitment to transparency and for his dedicated service to the American people," the oversight committee Facebook page suggested as the portrait was hung. Just days after his successor took over at the helm in January, though, the new painting vanished from the hearing room. It now hangs in a private committee anteroom, beside a coat rack and a television screen. Elijah Cummings, Jason Chaffetz The new House Oversight Committee chairman, Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah, has sought a cordial relationship with ranking Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Halil
Netanyahu is either a liar or a liar, and the White House won't be played - http://www.dailykos.com/story...
Netanyahu is lying to Washington and the international community by pretending he supports Palestinian statehood, and he is doing it by pretending he was lying to the harder-right voters who voted for him because he opposes Palestinian statehood. It's impressive for its sheer brazenness, but little else. Earnest didn't mince words. - Halil from Bookmarklet
“What is apparent is that in the context of the campaign and while he was the sitting prime minister of Israel, he walked back from commitments that Israel had previously made to a two-state solution,” Earnest said. - Halil
If the republicans win next presidential election do you think relations will be re-cemented? - Halil
i think its one step closer to the next world war, but thats probably just paranoid-me thinking again - chaz2b
If Obama can't make a deal with Iran, how will the republicans deal with Iran? - Halil
Halil
US Government plans to cull 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants - http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go...
US Government plans to cull 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants
In order to protect young salmon and steelhead trout in the Columbia River, US federal officials have come up with a proposal to cull around 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants that feed off them, reports the online National Monitor. The fish are listed under the Endangered Species Act as either threatened or endangered. - Halil from Bookmarklet
To save one species they are culling en masse another, difficult to decide how to react to this. - Halil
What will they do with the bodies, incinerate them? - Halil
I'm glad the plan is being challenged, if just to take a look at what might be done short-term and long-term to alleviate the problem. Habitat loss is likely a larger cause, but it might take too long to implement some of those changes, while shooting the birds is only a temporary "fix." - Jennifer Dittrich
Afaik once a flock has become used to a certain feeding ground it will always be an issue unless you can permanently encourage them to establish a new feeding ground, yes/no? - Halil
Culling may be appropriate in some cases, but too often it seems like the first tool off the shelf. - John (bird whisperer)
It's easier to kill a predator than to change human behavior. Culling predators is the oldest trick in the book, but it's always a temporary stopgap measure. As far as I'm concerned, predator culls should only be used as an early step in a multistep plan. - Heather
Halil
Florida employee 'punished for using phrase climate change' - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
Florida employee 'punished for using phrase climate change'
An employee of Florida’s environmental protection department was forced to take a leave of absence and seek a mental health evaluation for violating governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on using the phrases “climate change” or “global warming” under any circumstance, according to a complaint filed against the state. - Halil from Bookmarklet
That's messed up! - Halil
Andrew C (✔)
Family of 3-year-old shot in face wants tougher penalties - http://www.king5.com/story...
"In November 2014, Michael's family says the 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in the face while his dad was in a different room. His mom had left the house that night to attend a funeral for a friend. Michael survived the shooting, and his family says he's recovering and is doing well." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Michael's maternal grandparents said the day prior to the shooting, they brought gun locks over for Michael's father because they say he often left guns out in the presence of their grandchild. "He told me he would never put those on his personal firearm because he needs those for protection. And I said, 'What about Michael?' He said, 'Michael won't touch it.' Michael didn't deserve to be shot and it was the irresponsibility and the stupidity of one person," Faith Thayer, Michael's grandmother, said." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Ran into John Oliver in a SoHo bookstore; was asked to do a "man on the street" interview. Hopefully it airs. =) (I never did get a chance to mention I was Canadian... didn't want to jinx it. On second thought, Oliver is British...)
Sweet! What was he 'reporting' on? - Christopher Chung
Sarah Palin's new book. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
It's airing now. Uh, what do you look like? - Rob H.
Asian, buzz cut, glasses, red hoodie, blue tee. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Sorry, you didn't make it. The highlight is a bunch of little kids saying all the ways they'd kill themselves rather than read Palin's book. - Rob H.
That is freaking awesome! - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Ah well, easy come easy go. - Andrew C (✔)
... wow, those kids were dark! - Andrew C (✔)
Dang! Wish you'd gotten in. :) - Ayşe E.
(vanity bump) The upside of not mentioning that I was Canadian was that John Oliver mockingly called me a typical New Yorker, since for many urban Canadians probably our secret dream is to assimilate in NYC. (I don't know if I mentioned that detail previously.) - Andrew C (✔)
Wait, she has another book? - Eric - Final Countdown
Andrew C (✔)
Tenn. GOPer slams Volkswagen: Creating 200,000 jobs is ‘intentionally’ a ‘magnet for unionized labor’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Tenn. GOPer slams Volkswagen: Creating 200,000 jobs is ‘intentionally’ a ‘magnet for unionized labor’
"Tennessee Republican state Sen. Bo Watson warned on Tuesday that a plan to bring 200,000 jobs to his state was a “magnet for unionized labor, intentionally.” According to Chattanooga Times Free Press, Watson told the state Senate Commerce Committee that approving $165.8 million in tax incentives for Volkswagen was dangerous because unions could change the “culture” of Tennessee." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"“The incentive, no doubt, will create about 200,000 jobs directly, and countless more indirectly,” he admitted. “It will give southeast Tennessee a big foothold in the automotive industry, particularly in research and development. And it will allow the development of a new line of Volkswagen vehicles, particularly the SUV.” But Watson asserted that the threat of organized labor unions might not be worth the benefits that Volkswagen would bring to the state." - Andrew C (✔)
Ideology much? - Todd Hoff
A Republican who *doesn't* like "job creators"? Huh. - Spidra Webster
Ideology more important than results. - Todd Hoff
Andrew C (✔)
This is climate skeptics' top argument about Antarctica -- and why it's wrong - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
This is climate skeptics' top argument about Antarctica -- and why it's wrong - The Washington Post
"However, as climate skeptics are quick to note, there's something odd and seemingly paradoxical about Antarctica's ice. Even as oceanfront glaciers in key areas seem to be retreating, potentially awakening the vast ice sheets behind them, Antarctic sea ice - ice floating atop the oceans surrounding the continent -- has actually been increasing. And this has often been cited as a supposed anomaly in the global warming story." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"So, is a rise in Antarctic sea ice any reason to discount the latest news about east Antarctica, or climate concerns more broadly? The answer is no. First, the facts: Antarctic sea ice has indeed been increasing. The trend has been noted for some time, but here's the latest from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo., which reports that Antarctic sea ice recently reached its "fourth highest summer minimum" ever." - Andrew C (✔)
"So, Antarctic sea ice is indeed rising. However, it's important to keep this in perspective -- it isn't rising as much as sea ice in the Arctic (which gets a lot more attention) is declining. Such was the finding of a recent NASA study, which used satellites to look at sea ice in both areas, finding a global downward trend despite the relatively modest rise in the Antarctic region:" - Andrew C (✔)
"Moreover, though total ice extent may grow through this process, we shouldn't misinterpret what that means. "Antarctic sea ice is unrestricted in extent, unlike Arctic sea ice," explains climatologist Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. " As a result winds can blow it away from Antarctica and new ice forms in behind, but the ice then is very thin. So increases in Antarctic sea ice do not equate with increased volume."" - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Tucker Carlson’s ultimate humiliation: Corruption, “journalism” & a flagrant conflict of interest - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2015...
"But, according to Politico, Kaus tendered his resignation yesterday after unwittingly violating one of The Daily Caller’s ironclad rules for proper journalism: don’t ever criticize people who pay Tucker Carlson." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Everything about this is hilarious. Let’s start with the premise of Kaus’ piece: that Fox News – Fox News – has been insufficiently opposed to immigration reform. I suppose if you’re coming from the perspective of Mickey Kaus, who is so far to the right on immigration that he earnestly called Eric Cantor “Mr. Amnesty,” then perhaps that’s a plausible argument. For a normal person, Fox... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"And then there’s Tucker Carlson. This story gets right to the heart of what makes The Daily Caller’s editor-in-chief the insufferable prat that he is. Say what you will about Kaus, but at least he stands for something. Carlson, on the other hand, will make a big show of standing on principle, and then completely abandon those principles once he’s in a position to profit from it. Back... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Spidra Webster
How Working America Helped Beat “Right to Work” in West Virginia the Old Fashioned Way « Main Street - http://blog.workingamerica.org/2015...
How Working America Helped Beat “Right to Work” in West Virginia the Old Fashioned Way « Main Street
"As the sun sets over Beckley, West Virginia, on a cold winter evening, the temperature drops a few more degrees, moving toward the low teens as a pair of feet in boots and Yaktrax crunches snow and ice underfoot on the way to the front door. Then a gloved hand reaches up to knock on the frame. “Who is it?” The voice inside seems a bit bewildered. The tone implies, “Who is it that is crazy enough to be out there knocking on my door in this weather?” To be fair, it’s a good question. But it would turn out that the weather was not the only reason the woman behind the door was confused at that sound. “It’s Working America! Fighting for good jobs and to protect West Virginia workers!” The door opens and the woman behind it introduces herself in the third person as “Ole Sue,” proud of the fact that everyone in the neighborhood knows her by that name. She speaks with our canvasser about just why we are out knocking on doors on a night like this. The state Legislature in Charleston is... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Jeb Bush's email troubles grow more serious | MSNBC - http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-...
"Jeb Bush used his private e-mail account as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues such as troop deployments to the Middle East and the protection of nuclear plants, according to a review of publicly released records. The e-mails include two series of exchanges involving details of Florida National Guard troop deployments after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the review by The Washington Post found." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The Washington Post’s report on the security risks surrounding Jeb Bush conducting official business on his private account coincided with a New York Times article, which noted that it took the former governor more than seven years “to comply fully with a Florida public records statute” on email disclosure." - Andrew C (✔)
"The report quoted a non-partisan expert with the Florida-based First Amendment Foundation who said Bush’s disclosure policy was “a technical violation of the law.” The governor was required to turn over records pertaining to official business “at the expiration of his or her term of office,” and the Republican waited more than seven years to meet these obligations." - Andrew C (✔)
"What we’re left with are legitimate concerns about Bush’s judgment. When he went on the offensive on the Clinton email story, did he not think his own, nearly identical problems would emerge? Or was this a case in which Team Jeb went on the attack without bothering to recognize their vulnerability?" - Andrew C (✔)
I think, in both the disclosure, and going on the offensive, they just went for all-out aggression as the only part of the strategy. They've been accused of the same with large donors or endorsements; they're forcing exclusivity from people long before the field is even established, and it is difficult to say no to the juggernaut. - Jennifer Dittrich
Andrew C (✔)
Senate Historian Can't Find Anything In History That Matches GOP Iran Sabotage Letter - http://www.politicususa.com/2015...
Senate Historian Can't Find Anything In History That Matches GOP Iran Sabotage Letter
"Congressional Republicans are fond of accusing President Obama of overreaching and overstepping his bounds, but the letter sent to the Iranian government was a clear case of overreach." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Treason? - Todd Hoff
The next paragraph says probably not: "As Rmuse pointed out, the letter most likely was not a crime, because it was a public letter, and not an official negotiation with a foreign country. The letter was an act of political sabotage by a group of senators who may not have legally committed treason, but who were acting with the intent of treasonously undermining the Commander In Chief." - Andrew C (✔)
The president is in charge of foreign relations. Trying usurp that role sounds like treason to me. Of is a public letter different than a negotiation? It's saying hey, here's a private channel to exploit. - Todd Hoff
Andrew C (✔)
What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings - http://gawker.com/what-iv...
"The biggest thing I've taken away from this project is something I'll never be able to prove, but I'm convinced to my core: The lack of such a database is intentional. No government--not the federal government, and not the thousands of municipalities that give their police forces license to use deadly force--wants you to know how many people it kills and why." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"It's the only conclusion that can be drawn from the evidence. What evidence? In attempting to collect this information, I was lied to and delayed by the FBI, even when I was only trying to find out the addresses of police departments to make public records requests. The government collects millions of bits of data annually about law enforcement in its Uniform Crime Report, but it doesn't collect information about the most consequential act a law enforcer can do." - Andrew C (✔)
"I've been lied to and delayed by state, county and local law enforcement agencies--almost every time. They've blatantly broken public records laws, and then thumbed their authoritarian noses at the temerity of a citizen asking for information that might embarrass the agency. And these are the people in charge of enforcing the law." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Read the Iranian foreign minister's super passive-aggressive response to Tom Cotton - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2015...
"Zarif expressed astonishment that some members of US Congress find it appropriate to write to leaders of another country against their own President and administration. He pointed out that from reading the open letter, it seems that the authors not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Foreign Minister Zarif added that "I should bring one important point to the attention of the authors and that is, the world is not the United States, and the conduct of inter-state relations is governed by international law, and not by US domestic law. The authors may not fully understand that in international law, governments represent the entirety of their respective states, are... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"The Iranian Foreign Minister added that "change of administration does not in any way relieve the next administration from international obligations undertaken by its predecessor in a possible agreement about Irans peaceful nuclear program." He continued "I wish to enlighten the authors that if the next administration revokes any agreement with the stroke of a pen, as they boast, it will have simply committed a blatant violation of international law."" - Andrew C (✔)
"Zarif expressed the hope that his comments "may enrich the knowledge of the authors to recognize that according to international law, Congress may not modify the terms of the agreement at any time as they claim, and if Congress adopts any measure to impede its implementation, it will have committed a material breach of US obligations." - Andrew C (✔)
Halil
US Ecology (ECOL): Profiting From Potential Disaster Isn't Cynical, It's Sensible - NASDAQ.com - http://www.nasdaq.com/article...
US Ecology (ECOL): Profiting From Potential Disaster Isn't Cynical, It's Sensible - NASDAQ.com
The company, you see, is in the pollution control and cleanup business. In order for them to make money, there has to be hazardous waste to dispose of or an environmental disaster must have already occurred. To some, an investment that could conceivably have you profiting from disaster is, to say the least, somewhat distasteful. To an old forex guy like me, though, it is not only sensible, but also in some ways commendable. If ECOL succeeds in making disposal and treatment of hazardous waste freely available and relatively inexpensive, then the benefit to corporations of cutting corners with environmental protection is reduced. - Halil from Bookmarklet
ahem, people go long ways to get re-phrased profit from crime. to me it sounds "oh we do not steal, it is just someone has to re-sell stolen" story... - A. T.
Eric Logan
American democracy is doomed - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2015...
America's constitutional democracy is going to collapse. Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a new life in outer-space colonies — there is going to be a collapse of the legal and political order and its replacement by something else. If we're lucky, it won't be violent. If we're very lucky, it will lead us to tackle the underlying problems and result in a better, more robust, political system. If we're less lucky, well, then, something worse will happen. Very few people agree with me about this, of course. When I say it, people generally think that I'm kidding. America is the richest, most successful country on earth. The basic structure of its government has survived contested elections and Great Depressions and civil rights movements and world wars and terrorist attacks and global pandemics. People figure that whatever political problems it might have will prove transient — just as happened before. - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
A little-known Virginia law is letting citizens start their own police force, carry a badge and arrest people | National Post - http://news.nationalpost.com/2015...
"Like more and more Virginians, Youlen gained his police powers using a little-known provision of state law that allows private citizens to petition the courts for the authority to carry a gun, display a badge and make arrests. The number of “special conservators of the peace” — or SCOPs, as they are known — has doubled in Virginia over the past decade to roughly 750, according to state records." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The trend has raised concerns in Virginia and elsewhere, because these armed officers often receive a small fraction of the training and oversight of their municipal counterparts. Arrests of private police officers and incidents involving SCOPs overstepping their authority have also raised concerns. The Virginia legislature approved a bill Friday increasing the training and regulation... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Report: Justice Department to Condemn Racially Biased Policing in Ferguson | Mother Jones - http://www.motherjones.com/politic...
"The US Department of Justice may have passed on filing federal charges against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson after he shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb last summer, but the department isn't letting the city's police force totally off the hook. According to the New York Times, the DOJ is about to release a report that accuses the Ferguson Police Department—and the city itself—of systemically mistreating the community's African American population with discriminatory traffic stops; disproportionate ticketing, arrests, and court fines; and physical abuse at the hands of police officers." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Richard Mack, Sheriff Who Refused Obamacare, Now Begs Strangers For Cash To Pay Medical Bills - http://www.inquisitr.com/1881557...
"Richard Mack, former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, who became better known as a virulent opponent of the national health care law known as "Obamacare," is now begging for money from strangers online to pay medical bills for himself and his wife -- because they refused to buy into an Obamacare health plan and as a result, have no insurance." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Mack's site explains that he and his wife are "self-employed" and therefore have no medical insurance -- even though the Obamacare law is designed specifically to allow self-employed Americans to obtain health coverage." - Andrew C (✔)
Trying to figure out if Mack or the people who give him money are bigger dumbassess. - Anika
Andrew C (✔)
Marco Rubio Tries To Lecture Obama On ISIS, Commits Epic Error | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/world...
"Potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) inexplicably told a conservative audience on Friday that President Barack Obama lacked a military strategy to confront ISIS because he feared upsetting Iran, a country that has actually committed itself to defeating the terrorist group." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"In the Senate, Rubio is a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Select Committee on Intelligence." - Andrew C (✔)
Steven Perez
The right’s fear of education: What I learned as a (former) conservative military man - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2015...
"In America, to our everlasting shame, money is the absolute yardstick of goodness. I like money just like anyone, but many other things have brought me as much or more satisfaction: being a father, writing an essay or seeing a new part of the planet. It’s easy to pick on poetry, humanity or art degrees. I was able to go back to school in large part because my military service made it affordable. The GI Bill paid for both my master’s degrees. My background and rough start make me an unlikely champion of college education. I’ve also been socially adjusted for my whole life to feel like a pretentious asshole and a fraud every time I bring it up. But education makes a difference in people’s lives. That’s why sensible people need to stand up against the vilification of education. A good start is to support Barack Obama’s free community college initiative. I earned most of the credits for my very first undergraduate degree at community colleges, and those classes kickstarted my interest in... more... - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Steven Perez
Americans Favor Legalizing Pot and Criminalizing Congress - The New Yorker - http://www.newyorker.com/humor...
Americans Favor Legalizing Pot and Criminalizing Congress - The New Yorker
"WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—By a huge majority, Americans support laws legalizing marijuana and criminalizing Congress, according to a poll released on Thursday. While the poll reflects a relaxation of attitudes about recreational pot use, it also suggests that many Americans now view membership in Congress as a problem ravaging the nation." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Eric Logan
Stocks Are in a Bubble and the Fed Knows It - http://schiffgold.com/intervi...
Steven Perez
Republicans Unlearning Facts Learned in Third Grade - The New Yorker - http://www.newyorker.com/humor...
Republicans Unlearning Facts Learned in Third Grade - The New Yorker
"WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In the hopes of appealing to Republican primary voters, candidates for the 2016 Presidential nomination are working around the clock to unlearn everything that they have learned since the third grade, aides to the candidates have confirmed. With the Iowa caucuses less than a year away, the hopefuls are busy scrubbing their brains of basic facts of math, science, and geography in an attempt to resemble the semi-sentient beings that Republican primary voters prize." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Nevada Lawmaker Says Cancer Is A Fungus, Recommends Simply Washing It Out | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/health...
"Fiore, who is also CEO of a healthcare company […] told listeners: “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus… These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The American Cancer Society warns that while cancer patients whose immune systems are weakened by high doses of chemotherapy can sometimes contract fungal infections, “there is no evidence that antifungal treatment causes the patients’ tumors to shrink.” Cancer Research UK dismisses the claim that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can cure cancer as a debunked “persistent cancer myth.”" - Andrew C (✔)
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