Does birth control matter to you? Have a socially progressive pet issue? Chances are it’s covered in this weeks Up With Chris Hayes.
1960 called, they want their politics back
Most of my regular readers know I watch every weekend (DVR and online baby! I like to get my beauty-sleep!) and I’m never dissapointed by the
dissection discussion. It mimics the feel of coffee with friends after college classes. When all the nerds my friends and I would gather to add to our professors latest insight, or have a running commentary on the economic impact of default student loans over cheap beer at Becky’s.
Long story short, I dig it. What can I say? I’m a fan.
I’ve read a few books based on show guests, and I haven’t been dissapointed yet.
Baratunde Thurston’s How to Be Black was drop dead hilarious. I listened to it through my audible account while insomnia/packing and guffawed rather loudly a number of times. I was able to grin while packing (no easy feat) and learn a few things along the way, and according to How to be Black I’m well on my way to cafe au lait. (Happy February, lol, Wink Wink @baratunde )
Next on my list is Going Solo by one of Saturday’s guests, Eric Kinenberg. He sold me when he commented on our culture’s conflation of “Living alone, being alone, and being lonely” .
Huzzah sir, you’re right on point!
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Going Solo- Kindle Edition
–> CAN.NOT.WAIT. For Melissa Harris-Perry’s show next week. She nailed her analysis of marriage, religious controls, and women’s control of their fertility! She’s such a smarty pants!
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Tagged 2012, Chris Hayes, Contaception, GOP, Melissa Harris Perry, MHP, Mitt Romney, msnbc, News, Occupy, people, politics, Politics shows, Up with Chris Hayes, Video
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“John Kasich is selling out Ohio to the Frackers and Wall Street. We will not be silenced. We will not be bought. We are the people. People power not corporate profits.”
Posted in Causes, Current Events, Environment, Occupy Cleveland, Ohio, Videos
Tagged fracking, Kasick, Mic Check, Occupy Cleveland, Occupy Youngstown, Ohio, ohio earthquake New Years Eve, OWS
For my “Anti-Occupy” friends: What Fox News Isn’t Showing You.
I know you disagree with a lot of what Occupy stands for, and I respect your right to have those ideas. I’m asking you to try to put that pov aside for 10 minutes to watch this raw unedited video you won’t see on MSM.
Please ask yourself what was accomplished? How much taxpayer money was spent to surround a group of protesters who simply wanted to have a protest march through public space.
Also ask yourself if you think it is morally, ethically, or legally right to prevent any exit route for peaceful protesters, declare the entire group under mass arrest, and stick the taxpayers with the bill.
Even if you disagree with why they are assembling, they have a right to assemble without being herded and corralled like cattle, beaten, intimidated, shot at, gassed, etc.
NOT because I agree with what they are protesting about, but because I believe they have a constitutionally guaranteed right to protest and express dissatisfaction with their Govt.
As does the Tea Party, and the NRA, and Westboro Baptist. (JustSayin)
Uploaded by RTAmerica on Jan 31, 2012
According to the eye-witness who captured this footage, an Occupy march was stopped by Oakland PD at Telegraph Avenue and William Street. There protesters were asked to leave but were surrounded. Cops used flash grenades, pointed guns at protesters and used batons against the unarmed demonstrators. Eventually the protesters find a way out.
This video courtesy of @ryanj
Watch the original video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfhrmtNXrOk
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TRIPLE DIVIDE is a new documentary film that lights the shadows about America’s quest for energy, where Paradise Found meets the visible hand of natural gas development.
Take a second to watch the trailer, it’s pretty compelling. My connection to this project isn’t just about fracking and it’s effects. You see, my mother, my mother’s mother, my grandfather, etc. etc, were born in Potter County. My family has gotten their drinking water from a mountainside spring for a hundred years. And that water was clean and pure for hundreds of years before that.
Now I have to worry about whether or not my children will someday drink from that spring, or if it will become yet another source of flammable drinking water. And I haven’t even begun to consider the seismic implications. See my article on the Fracking earthquakes in Youngstown Ohio for an example of my fears.
Long story short…..
Please, learn about fracking and it’s negative impacts. It is NOT a “clean” energy source, no matter what Big Oil tries to tell us.
From the Triple Divide Kickstarter page.
Potter County, Pa. (focus of the film) is home to a geological phenomenon called the Triple Divide, one of five widely-recognized in the United States where water drains into three different basins. The headwaters of this Triple Divide are ecological sanctuaries for all things living deep in Appalachia, and provide drinking water for millions of people downstream.
The natural gas industry is tapping the Marcellus Shale in the north eastern U.S., beneath the landscape of Potter, and promising America a new dream of energy independence and economic prosperity. In the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds, this modern-day Gold Rush is filling pockets.
Posted in Causes, Current Events, Environment
Tagged continental divide, Coudersport, documentary, drilling, drinking water, environment, fracking, marcellus, Marcellus Shale, minerals, natural gas, PA, Pennsylvania, Potter County, Shale, triple divide, Video, water table, Wharton
Seven individuals and two corporations have been charged in the United States with running an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works, through Megaupload.com and other related sites, generating more than $175 million in criminal proceeds and causing more than half a billion dollars in harm to copyright owners, the U.S. Justice Department and FBI announced today.
From a DOJ press release……See more at Uproxx
This weekend Rupert Murdoch – whose News Corporation includes the Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox, took to Twitter to attack the Obama administration for its criticism of Sopa.
“So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy. Plain thievery,” Murdoch wrote in a series of tweets that accused Google of hosting pirated material and selling advertising against it. Google dismissed his claims as “nonsense”.
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Tagged Barack Obama, Congress, Internet, Obama Veto, PIPA, Piracy, SOPA, Veto
January 9, 2012
WASHINGTON – Wisconsin’s First District Congressman Paul Ryan released the following statement regarding H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act:
“The internet is one of the most magnificent expressions of freedom and free enterprise in history. It should stay that way. While H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, attempts to address a legitimate problem, I believe it creates the precedent and possibility for undue regulation, censorship and legal abuse. I do not support H.R. 3261 in its current form and will oppose the legislation should it come before the full House.”
YOWZA! My brain is completely mush as a result of agreeing with Paul Ryan! According to the Daily What-Geek, I have the interwebz and Reddit to thank for getting to Ryan.
(And Geeks. Much love to the GeekArmy)
Last month, Redditors started a boycott that forced GoDaddy to drop its support for SOPA, and over the past two weeks, they’ve turned their attention to specific members of Congress. Ryan was at the top of the list.
Reddit users launched “Operation Pull Ryan,” which helped Ryan’s opponent, Rob Zerban, raise $15,000 in 48 hours, and they even got Zerban to visit the site for a question and answer session.
Ryan hasn’t explicitly said that Reddit convinced him to change his position, but Zerban believes that’s the case.
“This is an extraordinary victory. Reddit was able to force the House Budget Chair to reverse course – shock waves will be felt throughout the establishment in Washington today – other lawmakers will take notice,” he wrote on Reddit.
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Tagged blogging, Congress, Constitution, Geeks, H.R. 3261, NDAA, Paul Ryan, Reddit, Ryan, SOPA
It’s currently slated to be 27 degrees the 13th of January. Yet Huntington Bank is throwing a cancer patient into the streets. And it will be below freezing. Is this economic justice? Let alone moral? http://www.realtytrac.com/trendcenter/uiservices/heatmap.aspx?width=480&a=VUCIKfNUwXqewxd82wlAnaf9hRdH%2foADd3CnuasYMdI%3d