Vermin Supreme running for president, still wants to give everyone a pony In a field that includes 30 Republicans and 28 Democrats, the Maryland Democrat stands out for his unique headgear, lush, wizard-like beard, and consistently pro-pony platform. Asked about how he’d defeat terrorists, he answered “Hooves... Read More

Apparently Earth is sprouting dark matter ‘hairs’ – The Washington Post

Dark matter, otherwise known as “idk matter” around these parts, is pretty freaky. It’s the unobservable stuff that makes up a big portion of the #Universe, forcing scientists to track it based on the trail it... Read More

China Is Absolutely Destroying the US on Clean Energy | Mother Jones

But new data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that this argument is just hot air: For the first time ever, over the last year the majority of global investment in clean energy projects was... Read More

‘Lioness’ Mikulski Gets Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded 17 Americans their country’s most prestigious honor. In true American form, there were Presidential Medals of Freedom for baseball legends, Hollywood legends and musical legends.   Obama recounted the fight... Read More
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The refugees who came for Thanksgiving

by Rev. Irene Monroe As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time’s spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be... Read More

(Especially in this office!) Welsh Government faces criticism over superfast broadband roll-out – Wales Online

“The need for households and businesses in Wales to have access to next generation broadband is becoming more and more important,” said Darren Millar, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and a Conservative AM for... Read More

Speaking Style Defines GOP Presidential Candidates

In a race filled with plenty of fast-talking, quick-tongued hopefuls — including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and, at one point, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — Ben... Read More

The Keys To Enya’s Kingdom

Everyone knows how to get to Enya’s castle. At least everyone in Killiney, the sloping oceanside village 45 minutes out of Dublin. Walk past a massive public park, where paths thread by a resting quarry... Read More

Sony employees on the hack, one year later.

Every morning, like so many of her colleagues, a television writer would drive from her Hollywood apartment to the Culver City, California, lot of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Greeting her at the gate most days was... Read More
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When Racism and Islamophobia Lead there you find Donald Trump, The Post-Truth 2016 Candidate – NBC News

From NBC News First Read.   We’ve been around the political block long enough to know that almost all presidential candidates exaggerate, dissemble, take statements out of context and, yes, lie. But from the start... Read More

CNN Reporter Suspended Two Weeks For Tweet Expressing Sympathy Toward Syrian Refugees | ThinkProgress

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden... Read More
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Wal-Mart employee fired for redeeming $5 in discarded bottles – The Washington Post

He had been #homeless before he landed his new job and was looking forward to bringing home a steady paycheck that he could use to support his two teenage children.   But on Nov. 6,... Read More
Socialism is not a dirty word: Bernie Sanders really is changing US democracy

Socialism is not a dirty word: Bernie Sanders really is changing US democracy

via The Conversation After months of expectation, US senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has at last given what might be remembered as one of the landmark speeches of the 2016 election: an explanation and... Read More
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Half of UK care homes will close unless £2.9bn funding gap is plugged, charities warn | Society | The Guardian

Up to half of Britain’s care homes will close and the NHS will be overwhelmed by frail, elderly people unless the chancellor, #George Osborne, acts to prevent the “devastating financial collapse” facing social care, an... Read More

Vladimir Putin’s massive, triple-decker war room revealed – The Washington Post

It could have been a scene straight out of “Dr. Strangelove” when President Vladimir V. Putin stepped into the Russian Ministry of #Defense‘s brand new, three-tiered, multibillion-dollar control center this week, for a war briefing that had its fair share of... Read More

Rubio Trumps Trump: Shut Down Any Place Muslims Gather To Be ‘Inspired’ — Not Just Mosques | ThinkProgress

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) seems to be going further than even Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in advocating the crackdown of U.S. Muslims. He doesn’t just want to consider shutting down mosques, as Trump says, but... Read More

Obamacare’s Growing Pains Are About What You’d Expect in a Newly Competitive Market | Mother Jones

Yesterday United Healthcare announced that they would be exiting the Obamacare exchanges after 2016. They were losing too much money and figured it was time to call it quits.   Generally speaking, I think that... Read More

A warmer embrace of Muslims could stop homegrown terrorism

The refugee migration debate turned even more contentious after authorities found a Syrian passport at the scene of the attack. Poland is now turning back refugees, more than half of American governors have vowed to... Read More

The Shadows of a New American Fascism: Why Our Surging Xenophobia Could Have Some Very Dangerous Consequences | Alternet

“We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to... Read More

Tremor measuring 4.1 in magnitude gives Oklahoma second earthquake in as many days

A magnitude 4.1 quake hit near the north Oklahoma town of Medford on Friday, the second temblor in two days to hit the area where energy extraction takes place.   The U.S. Geological Survey said... Read More
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My #1stWorldProblem: The Frustrating Search for Perfect Men’s Underwear

This is The Monday Line by Denis G. Campbell Marks and Spencer, you have vexed me. I know of nowhere else to take my frustration! When one moves overseas, you must adjust to new clothing... Read More
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Former prison officers jailed for selling information to tabloids | UK news | The Guardian

jaileGrant Pizzey, 50, who worked at top security HMP Belmarsh, was jailed for two years after a judge said his was one of the worst examples of misconduct out of some 30 officials to be... Read More
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First Read: A Week of Overheated Rhetoric on the Campaign Trail – NBC News

A week has now passed since the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, and let’s just say that the week hasn’t brought out the best in the 2016 field when it comes to rhetoric. Especially on... Read More

It’s Election Day In Louisiana. Where Was David Vitter Last Night? | Crooks and Liars

Tis the night before his election and all David Vitter wants to do is go to a conference with a bunch of dudes. According to a report from The Advocate, Vitter will spend the final... Read More

Here are 7 reasons why the right-wing backlash against Syrian refugees is so utterly pathetic

Regardless of the circumstances that led to the discovery of a pristine but fake Syrian passport near the mutilated body of one of the suicide bombers in Paris, it’s become increasingly clear that ISIS wants... Read More

More than 500,000 people are homeless in the United States — a quarter of them are children

More than 500,000 people – a quarter of them children – were homeless in the United States this year amid scarce affordable housing across much of the nation, according to a study released on Thursday.... Read More

Report: Some Prescription Drugs Now Cost More Than Household Incomes | Alternet

Wonkblog’s Carolyn Johnson noticed a study published this Friday that reached a rather shocking conclusion: The average annual retail cost of certain specialty pharmaceuticals now exceeds the median U.S. household income. These drugs are used to treat... Read More

Indiana Managed to Keep One Syrian Refugee Out. Here’s Why That Won’t Happen Again. | Mother Jones

Earlier this week, a Syrian family of four on their way to the United States received an unexpected surprise: their long-awaited resettlement to Indiana was, with less than 24 hours to go, being shifted to... Read More
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We kill ISIS or ISIS kills us

by Brent Budowsky France, Britain, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Greece, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar and Bahrain: These are just some of the... Read More

Corbyn critic Robert Webb announces he has left Labour | Television & radio | The Guardian

  The actor and comedian Robert Webb has announced that he has cancelled his #Labour party membership, reiterating his belief that electing #Jeremy Corbyn as party leader was a mistake. Webb, famous for his role... Read More