We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people,...– First OFFICIAL Release from OCCUPY WALL STREET
BRING BACK OK SODA →
The sudden loss of OK Soda was the greatest tragedy of our generation. Tell Obama you want it back.
Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street —...– Noam Chomsky
I radically abandoned myself to Jesus Christ– Michele Bachmann
Liberal NPR Won’t Cover Wall Street Protests →
If, by now, you haven’t read the incredible public response from NPR regarding the intentional decision to ignore the Occupy Wall Street protests now in their second week, prepare to be repulsed even if you automatically deride liberal protests as dumb hippies who need a bath or less piercings: We asked the newsroom to explain their editorial decision. Executive editor for news Dick Meyer came...
One Downside to Bicycle Commuting: Biker's Lung →
By comparing levels of carbon in the lungs of five healthy bicycle commuters to the levels of five healthy pedestrian commuters, the researchers found a large disparity. The bicycle commuters had 2.3 times more black carbon in their lungs. They claim that the probability of this happening by chance is less than one percent.
Justice for Sal →
The SWAT team came to Culosi’s house because another Fairfax County detective, David Baucum, overheard him and some friends wagering on a college football game at a bar. “To Sal, betting a few bills on the Redskins was a stress reliever, done among friends,” a friend of Culosi’s told me shortly after his death. “None of us single, successful professionals ever...
I know why logs spit. I know what it is to be consumed.– Churchill, chance and the ‘black dog’
Cold Opening: GOP Debate (Saturday Night Live) (by NBC)
In fact, though Paul ducks the entire week of Porcfest (but somehow manages to...– Gary Johnson: Is This the Sanest Man Running for President?
I approached the group encircling him after his inspiringly boring talk...– Gary Johnson: The authenticity of awkwardness | The Economist
Conservative Group Calls For Boycott Of Ben &... →
The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive,” read a statement released by One Million Moms, a division of the Mississippi-based American Family Association. “Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket.”
9:21 PM — Using YouTube somehow, Fox News has ascertained that the people...– Wonkette - Liveblogging the GOP Fox News Strap-On Death Match Debate #54
Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was executed Wednesday for the hate crime slaying...– Texas Prisons End Special Last Meals For Inmates After ‘Ridiculous’ Request Ended life with food request troll.
I don’t know what is worse: the “controversy”, or the fact that NBC is actually devoting time to covering it.
Hundred Millionaire Mitt Romney Tells Crowd He,... →
Moneybags Mitt Romney, a man who has by one estimate about as many dollars as there are adult humans in the United States, is trying desperately to woo his way into ordinary conservative voters’ reluctant panties with outlandish claims that he is somehow “one of them” instead of just the guy who “owns them,” but he fails at this because his pick-up lines are just awkward. Mittens told a group of...
Cameron Todd Willingham, Texas, and the death... →
While everyone is on the topic of Troy Davis, I’d like to direct you to this incredible article from the New Yorker a few years ago. It is worth your time.
Breathing in heavy traffic fumes can trigger a heart attack, say UK experts.– BBC News - Car fumes ‘raise heart attack risk for six-hour window’ Enjoy your urban bicycle commute tomorrow, dear readers.
House Democrats push legislation to overturn... →
A pair of House Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling that freed corporations to spend unlimited money on elections. Sponsored by Reps. John Conyers (Mich.), senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and Donna Edwards (D-Md.), the proposal would amend the Constitution to empower Congress and the states to limit corporate...
If you ask the bottom 98 to sacrifice, that’s a prudent fiscal policy. If you...– The ‘Jimmy Buffett’ Rule
White House Brewing Its Own Beer →
Former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Thursday, had a simple but unusual request when White House staffers talked to him a few days ago, reports CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante. Meyer said he would like to have a beer with the president. Great idea- right? And how could the president refuse? So it happened. Mr. Obama and the war...
Military Expects ‘Business As Usual’ After... →
he Defense Department is expecting “business as usual” tomorrow when the 1993 Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy is formally repealed and gays and lesbians can serve openly in the armed forces. Officials will acknowledge the end of the ban at a 2 p.m. press conference tomorrow, Stars and Stripes’ Leo Shane reports, and finish updating regulations barring dismissal of or discrimination against gay...
No Compromise, No Surrender →
We’ve seen this result before, but here’s some confirmation from a recent CBS poll. If you ask Democrats if their politicians should stick to their guns come hell or high water, virtually no one thinks that’s a good idea. Compromise reigns supreme. Ask Republicans, and you get a very sizeable chunk who are ready to die for every hill — and, undoubtedly, ready to punish any...
U.S. to build new massive prison in Bagram →
As the Obama administration announced plans for hundreds of billions of dollars more in domestic budget cuts, it late last week solicited bids for the construction of a massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan. Posted on the aptly named FedBizOps.Gov website which it uses to announce new privatized spending projects, the administration unveiled plans for “the construction of Detention...
Obama Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires →
President Obama on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, according to administration officials. With a special joint Congressional committee starting work to reach a bipartisan budget deal by late November, the proposal adds a new and...
Showing an affinity with textspeak, Taliban tweeter Abdulqahar Balk (@ABalkhi)...– Taliban and Nato-led forces engage in war of words on Twitter | The Guardian