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Ep 47. Corbyn Countdown to Immolation

http://ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2015/10/TTM-Ep-47-Full-Audio.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Labour tried to return to its roots in Brighton but the new leadership ‘team’ continues to ruffle the Blairite feathers. We’re joined by fracktivist Elizabeth Thomsen of... Read More

We have spent 4 days trying to save our website from Google

We need help. This website was hacked on two occasions. We have cleaned up all the malware, removed all bad code and installed a 3rd party firewall. The problem is it is impossible to speak with... Read More

Astronaut photographs a single airplane from space – CNET

NASA today released an Image of the Day of Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas. It’s another space view stunner, showing broken island cays with dark blue tidal channels running between them like crepe paper... Read More

This Is Apple’s Weird New Emoji – TIME

The tech giant calls its new ideogram “eye in speech bubble,” notes Jeremy Burge, creator of emojipedia, a site dedicated to all things #emoji, who first pointed it out on his personal Tumblr blog. Indeed,... Read More
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How do you deal with a story like #piggate? A spin doctor’s view | Damian McBride | Comment is free | The Guardian

Working for Gordon Brown, a man of Victorian sensibilities and a volatile temper, the second call was invariably greeted with the single word “What?!” repeated with increasing volume and violence as I recounted the misdeed... Read More

Frank Rich Takes A Few Sips Of The Trump Kool-Aid | Crooks and Liars

He skips small-scale meet-and-greets in primary-state living rooms and diners. He turned down an invitation to appear at the influential freshman senator Joni Ernst’s hog roast in Iowa. He routinely denigrates sacred GOP cows like... Read More
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Ben Carson assumes the GOP mantle of Islamophobia with his Muslim comment

Many Catholic colleges leave low-income students with big debts. And wealthy Catholic schools that provide generous support don’t enroll many poor students. by Annie Waldman ProPublica Pope Francis has made serving the poor a central... Read More

Plaintiffs ask judge to hold Kim Davis in contempt for altering marriage licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be ordered to allow the licenses to be issued under the earlier format or the clerk’s office should be put in receivership and fines imposed, the attorneys from the... Read More
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Why the US has little to fear from Chinese leaders meeting with tech titans

via The Conversation Later this week, President Xi Jinping will pay his first state visit to the US. Shortly before the visit, Chinese leaders will meet with US tech executives in a high-profile industry forum... Read More
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Berkeley man returns $1,300 in Domino’s delivery, earns free pizza | abc7news.com

A #Berkeley man returned a wad of cash accidentally delivered with his Domino’s order. Now, the pizza chain is repaying him with a year’s worth of free pies.   This story starts with the ordinary.... Read More
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46. We Won’t Get Fooled Again!

http://ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2015/09/TTM-Ep-46-Full-Audio.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download VW recalls millions in a US emissions scheme where a device was fitted to skirt the law that could make managers criminally liable and cost the CEO... Read More
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Jon Hamm’s overdue Emmy win is a case study on how to overcome career failure – Quartz

Finally, on his eighth try, American actor Jon Hamm took home the Emmy award last night (Sept. 20) for best actor in a drama, recognizing his work as brooding advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s... Read More

This Report Says The World Can Go 100 Percent Renewable By 2050 | ThinkProgress

“It’s basically political will,” Emily Rochon, a global energy strategist at Greenpeace, told ThinkProgress. “The primary premise of the Energy [R]evolution scenario is we have all of the solutions already on the table to get... Read More

How Europe helped save Obama’s historic nuclear deal with Iran

via The Conversation Republicans in Congress failed to block the Iran nuclear agreement from taking effect by the September 17 deadline, which means the Obama administration can now focus on implementing the historic accord. On... Read More

All Of The Presidential Candidates Who Signed Voter ID Laws Have Dropped Out Of The Race | ThinkProgress

Both Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed laws in 2011 requiring voters to present a photo ID at the polls. At the time, Texas already required an ID to vote,... Read More
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Ben Carson assumes the GOP mantle of Islamophobia with his Muslim comment

by David A. Love With his cold and callous attack on Muslim Americans, Ben Carson is competing with Donald Trump for the xenophobic, Islamophobic, white supremacist vote. This is a shameful way for a black... Read More

Former peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years for selling tainted products in salmonella outbreak

Stewart Parnell, 61, who once oversaw Peanut Corporation of America, and his brother, Michael Parnell, 56, who was a food broker on the company’s behalf, were convicted on federal conspiracy charges in September 2014 for... Read More

Bogus veterans’ group behind Trump event hosted it despite being banned from California

Maddow explained that Veterans for a Strong America was suspended after failing to file its tax records to state officials, meaning that the Sept. 15 appearance by the Republican front-runner was illegal under California law.... Read More

Congress Might Thwart Syrian Refugee Resettlement Because Of Islamophobia | ThinkProgress

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, emerges from a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington.   The Obama administration is working to bring more Syrian refugees to the United... Read More
Former Greek prime minister and leader of leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the general election in Athens, Greece, September 20, 2015. Greek voters returned Tsipras to power with a strong election victory on Sunday, ensuring the charismatic leftist remains Greece's dominant political figure despite caving in to European demands for a bailout he once opposed. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis - RTS21SF

Greek election: Tsipras trounces his opponents, but at what cost?

via The Conversation In the latest episode of the seemingly never-ending Greek crisis, the election of September 20 marked another decisive victory for Syriza – and especially for its leader, Alexis Tsipras. As in the... Read More

The Odds of a Shutdown Spike – POLITICO Magazine

As an almost 40-year veteran of the federal budget wars and one of the few people who has served on the staffs of both the House and Senate budget committees, I’ve reached this lofty number... Read More

Former Hedge Fund Manager Buys Rights To Drug For Pregnant Women, Increases Price 5500 Percent | ThinkProgress

Daraprim helps treat toxoplasmosis, a parasite that mainly affects pregnant women and other people with compromised immune systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, toxoplasmosis is “a leading cause of death attributed... Read More
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EU attempts to resolve refugee quota dispute – Al Jazeera English

The meeting comes on Tuesday, a day after Hungary gave its army and police sweeping new powers to keep refugees out, as the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned that Europe was being “overrun”.   The... Read More
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Why the Republican Assault on Planned Parenthood is Morally Wrong and Economically Stupid

by Robert Reich The Republican assault on Planned Parenthood is filled with lies and distortions, and may even lead to a government shutdown. The only thing we can say for sure about it is it’s... Read More
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Refugees stuck in no man’s land between Croatia and Serbia | World news | The Guardian

More than 2,000 refugees were stranded overnight on Monday in no man’s land between the Croatian village of Tovarnik and the Serbian town of Šid, medics on the scene told the Guardian, creating another dilemma... Read More

Republicans in Congress Are Going to Hate What Pope Francis Has to Say. Here’s Why. | Mother Jones

Many of those who possess more resources and economic or political power seem mostly to be concerned with masking the problems or concealing their symptoms, simply making efforts to reduce some of the negative impacts... Read More

#BlackLivesMatter! Man Harrassed by Police for Eating Hamburger in His Car

Sadly was only waiting for a friend to come out of their apartment and all of the sudden is now subject to a police detainment, interrogation, and assault.   As Sadly refuses to be subject... Read More
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The Anti-Muslim Controversies of the Last Week, Reimagined

At a rally for the leading GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump, one of his supporters stood up and said: “We have a problem in this country — it’s called Jews.” In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper the... Read More

This Is How Much Money We Need to Feed Millions of Syrian Refugees Right Now | Mother Jones

The plea for donations comes amid mounting debate across Europe about how to absorb a massive influx of refugees from war-torn Syria, and how to provide for the millions of displaced Syrians stuck in refugee... Read More
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(And the Tories want to raise interest rates? What could go wrong?) UK deficit rises steeply after surprise fall in tax receipts…

Dampening the euphoria last month about the first surplus for three years, the deficit represented a big jump on last year’s figure of £10.7bn and much higher than the £9.2bn expected by City analysts.  ... Read More