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There’s no time to lose. The new research led by the French team confirms that whether we like it or not, human civilisation is in the midst of the most rapid transformation of the global energy system we’ve ever experienced. And hanging on for dear life to the old, dying...

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  • October 21, 2021

If you have seen the movie Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), you know the underlying theme was her discovering her power amidst a world of insanity, crime, and social degradation; hence her emancipation. That brings me to the current impasse in the Senate, with...

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  • October 4, 2021

I was born in the 1950s when it was not illegal for black people in the south to vote—it was suicide. Pseudo-laws, tests, intimidation, hoods, ropes, and guns were the anti-democracy tactics of the day. Southern state officials could not legitimately ban black people from voting, so the strategy was...

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  • July 12, 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

Yesterday I was so depressed.  Could not figure out why.  Vet came and sat out on the patio and said, “You know, I am depressed really bad”.  I shook my head and said, “Not a good sign you know if we both are”.   I felt like a cloud was hanging...

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  • April 17, 2021

During last year’s second presidential debate, Donald Trump made certain to note how horribly things were going on his watch: “We have to open our country,” the big, dumb adobe mud hut brayed. “We’re not going to have a country. You can’t do this, we can’t keep this country closed. It is a...

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  • April 15, 2021
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If anything a nightly rant by David Letterman about Madoff marked the 2000s, with $65 billion swindled. x T***p surprised some observers by not pardoning Madoff (through brokerage) & by not staging a Kent State massacre of protesters; but he more than made up for these omissions by facilitating the...

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  • April 14, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Speechless.   Just speechless.    According to CNN, Mike Pence is starting a PAC to defend Donald Trump’s record and they remain close friends. What in the world?  Some man incites a mob, a former boss, hunts me and not just me but my family, screaming down the halls of congress, Hang...

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  • February 24, 2021

Ron Johnson didn’t see an ‘armed insurrection’ because who could have foreseen that Trump would threaten violence. In August 2016, Trump called for “second amendment solutions” if Hillary Clinton was elected. Now is the time for 14th Amendment solutions. x By @cgdeaton: Block Trump from office with the 14th Amendment's...

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  • February 16, 2021

Further investigation coming as the reality emerges. The Capitol police officer was killed because he was beaten to death, not a heart attack as originally reported. Foreign money supported at least one figure involved in the 1/6 insurrection, suggesting that a 1/6 Commission be created. x The Jan 6 siege at...

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  • January 14, 2021

Just because he wanted a spectacle that could have resulted in mass casualties and even death doesn’t change the event. Race has little to do with it, yet. Motive still needs further investigation, despite the mass of CTs and disinformation. It seems more likely that the bomber did not die...

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  • December 28, 2020

I’m from Wisconsin, and I lived there for most of my life. I’ve occasionally joked that my fellow Wisconsinites’ choosing Ron Johnson over Russ Feingold (twice!) felt a little like your mom divorcing your dad so she could date Carrot Top. In other words — FUCKING INSANE! But as fatuous and...

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  • December 10, 2020

Ron Johnson is easily the dumbest man in Washington whenever Louie Gohmert is off dry-humping the animatronic Eve at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. But he’s not dumb enough to think Donald Trump won reelection. Very few Republican politicians are that dumb — though the crass and cynical dishonesty is...

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  • December 2, 2020

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen will be nominated as Treasury Secretary. Remember that Trump though Mnuchin lifted some Russian sanctions during the Mueller investigation on one Russian oligarch in particular, affecting steel and aluminum tariffs. Then there was Mnuchin’s stonewalling during the impeachment. x https://t.co/drXVFNCBYs— Claudia Sahm GET MORE MONEY...

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  • November 23, 2020

So you call yourself patriots?   That is a lie.   You are taking away many Americans right to a hospital bed.  You are denying the majority of us from enjoying holidays, special occasions, and most of all, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   You are threatning we...

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  • November 13, 2020

As the pandemic continues on its unabated spread across the United States and a few other countries that refuse to act containing the virus, many nurses have lost their lives. The evil in the White House continues to spread this pathogen as government policy purposely. Now, Matt Gaetz and Mark Meadows...

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  • November 7, 2020

x Biden: “We both know tensions are high. They can be high after a tough election…But remember, we have to remain calm, patient. Let the process work out as we count all the votes…your vote will be counted. I do not care how hard people try to stop it. I...

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  • November 7, 2020

Donald Trump is trying to do whatever he can to give the semblance of victory by all means necessary. He thinks most of his voters will come out on election day, giving him an apparent win until the mail-in votes are in. Voters must come out to vote on election...

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  • November 2, 2020

We are 7 days from the election and we want every vote counted.  If you have not mailed your ballot, drop it off.  Drop it off in a drop box,the polling place or supervisor of elections.   Make that ballot your flowers for the 200,000 dead who are no longer here. ...

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  • October 27, 2020

I had to go to bed last night very early as I was so upset.   I then thought, this is what this madman wants.  I got up this morning and found there is plenty of evidence to back up the Atlantic, including The Washington Post, Associated Press and the infidel...

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  • September 4, 2020

A self-hoisting petarding, will be whatever act of self-debasement comes before election day. It is a matter of when, not if, and likely on the pro-Trump cable outlets. Only Trump could manipulate shame so cravenly at a national level. https://twitter.com/KareemRifai/status/1294728131824234498?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw And is he really bringing up a fake assault when his...

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  • August 16, 2020

“To Joe, I would say stop playing politics with the virus. Too serious. Partisan politics has no place here,” the president says while delivering an attack on his election opponent from the White House briefing room. Expect a brag on the Israel UAE agreement, a dodge on sabotaging the postal service,...

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  • August 13, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • July 18, 2020

I am so tired of writing about people committing suicide because of willful ignorance promoted by the COVID-19 charlatans they listen to day in and out. It is easy to talk about natural selection or that this veteran was a victim of his own gullibility. Humaneness demand that we hold...

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  • July 15, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

If I hear that phrase uttered one more time, I will not need a haircut after three months of a stay-at-home order, I will pull out what hair I have left myself. Bad Apples are what you find in inner-city fresh produce deserts. Bad Apples are used to make cider....

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  • June 12, 2020

A top emergency room doctor at a major Manhattan hospital died by suicide on Sunday, according to her father. Dr. Lorna M. Breen, the medical director of the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, died in Charlottesville, Va., where she was staying with family, her father said in an interview....

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  • April 27, 2020

Trump both condemned and supported contradictory positions today during his presser. Nothing new, but unlike his campaign rallies, he gets refuted in real time. What national biowarfare suicide looks like.  Trump said his CDC director was ‘misquoted.’ Then his CDC director said he was ‘accurately quoted.’ x 2 months in the...

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  • April 23, 2020

Trump persists in claiming that the “shutdown” will kill more people. It won’t, despite the logical fallacy of associating the current death rate with curtailing economic activity.  Q    Mr. President, when you talk about — back to the numbers for a second.  When you talk about the numbers —...

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  • April 16, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Friends, I'm proud to share Off the Sidelines' next round of endorsements: A group of game-changing women who are leaders in their communities, in their states, and in the halls of Congress. I hope you’ll take the time to get...

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  • March 27, 2020

Like Trump’s toughness, pretending you’re using the Defense Production Act of 1950 and hoping for corporate volunteerism is not the same thing especially if you claim you’re in “wartime”. WWII was won with national production planning that overwhelmed the enemy. Trump’s enemy is as he says “invisible”, much like his...

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  • March 25, 2020

Charles P. Pierce from Esquire made it clear today who he was voting for: In 2016, I decided to make it a custom here at the shebeen to reveal the candidate for whom I voted in the Democratic primary election because a) I think it’s right to be transparent about...

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  • February 25, 2020

Happy Valentines Day—Unless You’re One Of Trump’s Targets In solidarity, Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team We Believe That Love Is Stronger Than HateTell Congress To Block Trump’s Hateful Wall!   Valentine’s Day is a...

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  • February 14, 2020

IQ drop day .   I would really hate to be a republican legislator today.  When Fox trashes Bolton and calls him a tool of the left………When Trump’s defense team talks about religious freedom. ( whatever that was about).  When Ken Starr forgets he is Ken Starr …we are laughing because...

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  • January 28, 2020

During the William J. Clinton Impeachment trial in January of 1999, Republicans were fond of using the phrase, “ a man who would cheat on his wife would cheat on his country.”  Maybe Democrats should revise that derisive phrase; ‘a man who has cheated on his wife and country would...

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  • January 17, 2020

The firestorms continue unabated in smoldering Australia. If you are a praying person, now would be the time as extreme conditions threaten the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters down under. From Huffington Post Australia, authorities warn that fire conditions may not be survivable as it is for...

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  • January 4, 2020

I believe everyone has a right to choose to believe or not believe in their own way.  What I don’t believe in, is that some of the non believers commenting with their slurs of others commenters who choose faith instead of non belief.   We have been called out as being simple,...

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  • December 15, 2019

Those outside of Kentucky are already betting heavily on Amy McGrath as the Democratic nominee to take on Moscow Mitch in 2020.  However, Kentucky progressives are not happy with McGrath, and I one of those people.  Before all you centrists jump down my throat and give me shit, I will...

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  • November 29, 2019

(Trigger warnings) The boss of Donald Trump’s personal banker at Deutsche Bank has committed suicide. x In case you missed the breaking news from late last night: A former Deutsche Bank executive who signed off on Trump loans hanged himself in Malibu last week: https://t.co/TrTWWlWLa4 — Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) November...

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  • November 27, 2019

A troubling element of the murder-suicide in Saugus is that the firearm used was a “homemade” or rather home-assembled gun, put together with a parts kit. This subset of the firearms industry has little regulation for such “kit guns”. Unlike home manufacture using 3-d printers, the individual components are available from a variety...

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  • November 21, 2019

I have written many stories on behalf of veterans and many of them are here. I have wrestled with the idea of how long I would continue with United Veterans. It is getting very rough ! This year I am going to do something out of the ordinary.   I came...

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  • November 8, 2019

Democratic Jackie Speier  had to be traumatized when Devin Nunes called Dems a cult.  For those who are not familiar with this wonderful legislator, she was shot at Jonestown when accompanying Congressman Ryan from California on an investigation into Jonestown.  She was shot 5 times. en.wikipedia.org/… Speier entered politics by...

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  • October 31, 2019

Baghdadi-Bob apparently lapsed into fantasy as he turned a solemn announcement about killing a terrorist chieftain into a campaign speech complete with ad-libs. Trump’s next speech in Chicago used the mission as a ‘sir’ story which automatically challenges its credibility. https://t.co/DaYeK1Rhttps://twitter.com/samstein/status/1188997397025873926? Five senior Trump administration officials who watched in real time as...

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  • October 29, 2019

By Donna Smith Fifteen days from now I will know what it’s like to have Medicare coverage. For the past 64 years and 11 months, I have been at the mercy of a for-profit insurance and health system that doesn’t forgive illness or injury and never forgets my age.  Since...

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  • October 17, 2019

In solidarity,  Dr Bill Honigman and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Healthcare Is A Human Right!   Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, also called Native American Day (SD) or Discoverers’ Day (HI), officially celebrated in 7 states instead of...

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  • October 14, 2019

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • October 12, 2019

Not sure this is the best message to be trying to sell to Wisconsin dairy farmers sixteen months before an election, but you go, Sonny. Minneapolis Star Tribune “President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can...

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  • October 2, 2019
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