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Ole Olson58,539It has come to light that Google has started funding and supporting some of the most vile right wing extremist collectives and corporate front groups in America. Join us by changing your avatar and boycotting every single Google service for one day in protest.  *On Wednesday, December 11th make a serious attempt to not use anything Google.* No Google Searches. No Google+. No gmail. No Youtube. No Google Calendar. No Blogger. No Google Maps. No Google Photos. No Google translate. No Google reverse image search. No Google Play. No Google Drive. No Google Books. No Google Shopping. Nothing.  (Android is immune since it is Open Source).  If nothing else, just think of this as a challenge to see if you are able to spend a day on the internet without using a single Google product or service or just take the day off and enjoy the real world for a change.  _Google, many of us are your most loyal users, and we love the technical direction everything is heading by rolling all services into Google+_ but it must be understood in no uncertain terms that we vehemently disagree with your decision to start to fund proto-fascist, right wing extremist, anti-environmental, anti-worker, and anti-science shock fronts like: •ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) •American Conservative Union •Americans for Tax Reform •CATO Institute •Federalist Society •George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center •Heritage Action •Mercatus Center •National Taxpayers Union •R Street Institute •Texas Public Policy Foundation ________________________________________________ *More information:* Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/04/dont-be-evil-google-funding-a-slew-of-right-wing-groups/ Tell Google CEO Larry Page to Cut Ties with ALEC http://org.salsalabs.com/o/632/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14651 Tell Google: Don't Be Evil With ALEC http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8648 #ShameOnGoogle  #Google    #DontBeEvil  One Day Boycott of ALL Google Products2013-12-11 07:00:00159  

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2016-08-26 01:05:16 (36 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Most reshares: 5

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2016-08-24 21:00:03 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

CEO at center of EpiPen price hike controversy is Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) daughter https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/24/ceo-at-center-of-epipen-price-hike-controversy-is-sen-joe-manchins-daughter/

The West Virginia Democrat’s daughter, Heather Bresch, is chief executive of the company, which appears to have hiked the price of the epinephrine auto-injector by 400 percent since 2007. The device, which is used to treat severe allergic reactions, now costs more than $600 per dose.

This isn't the first time this happened. The "Pharma Bro" did the same thing with a vital medicine last year, and price gouging is a regular part of for-profit drug companies. It will not be fixed until we either have price controls or public healthcare.

In the words of the image source (The People For Bernie Sanders): "This is why Democrats havelos... more »

Most plusones: 27

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2016-08-24 17:17:02 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

I'd say grade school.

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2016-08-31 03:57:35 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +Nate McD and +John Hobbs 

___thanks, +Nate McD and +John Hobbs 

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2016-08-31 03:33:18 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The math is simple, but the incentive is not there.

The rich want themselves to prosper; they don't give a shit about whether we prosper.

If it is any consolation, this short-sightedness gets them every time, whether by pitchfork or by guillotine. Who knows what it will be this time.

What scares me is who will get them, and whom else they will get in the process. (Revolutions tend not to favor intellectuals or progressives, whom many view [incorrectly] as part of the elite.)

thanks, +Valkyrie and +G. Gibson 

___The math is simple, but the incentive is not there.

The rich want themselves to prosper; they don't give a shit about whether we prosper.

If it is any consolation, this short-sightedness gets them every time, whether by pitchfork or by guillotine. Who knows what it will be this time.

What scares me is who will get them, and whom else they will get in the process. (Revolutions tend not to favor intellectuals or progressives, whom many view [incorrectly] as part of the elite.)

thanks, +Valkyrie and +G. Gibson 

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2016-08-30 18:37:58 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

New support for the mysterious 'Planet 9'

thanks, +SETI Institute 

The Search for Planet Nine: New Finds Boost Case for Distant World

Astronomers have discovered several more objects in the extreme outer solar system whose orbital characteristics hint at the existence of an unseen "perturber" in the dark depths far from the sun — a hypothetical world larger than Earth that scientists are calling Planet Nine, or Planet X.

"If you want to put a number on it, I'd be somewhere like 80 percent sure that there's a Planet X out there," said Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., lead author of a new study announcing the new objects' discovery.

"We have 15 or so of these extreme objects now, and all of them cluster in this argument of perihelion angle," Sheppard said.

Furthermore, he added, the five most distant of these 15 extreme objects share similarities in another orbital characteristic as well, one called longitude of perihelion. Significantly, the far-flung five are too distant to be realistically affected by any gravitational tugs from Neptune (whose influence could be the reason the other 10 objects' longitudes of perihelion don't line up).

It would take just two or three more such additional finds to put Planet Nine on solid ground, Sheppard said.

Read more: http://buff.ly/2by64tx___New support for the mysterious 'Planet 9'

thanks, +SETI Institute 

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2016-08-30 02:37:49 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Letter from a rich person to fellow rich people.

The letter is short and the whole thing deserves a read. But here’s a wee taste to whet your palette:

If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when...

thanks, +paul beard 

In case you missed one of the million other times I have said this…

[T]he fundamental law of capitalism must be: If workers have more money, businesses have more customers. Which makes middle-class consumers, not rich businesspeoples like us, the true job creators. Which means a thriving middle class is the source of American prosperity, not a consequence of it. The middle class creates us rich people, not the other way around.

Business owners do not create jobs. They handle the money. Sure, they may decide what to order and what to sell it for, when to bring out new products and retire old ones. But without consumers, it's all pantomime.

___Letter from a rich person to fellow rich people.

The letter is short and the whole thing deserves a read. But here’s a wee taste to whet your palette:

If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when...

thanks, +paul beard 

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2016-08-30 01:05:20 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The Anthropocene has arrived

It arrived in (roughly) the 1950s, actually. But now it’s being officially acknowledged.

And, as you might imagine, it aint pretty:

Changes to the Earth system that characterize the potential Anthropocene Epoch include marked acceleration to rates of erosion and sedimentation; large-scale chemical perturbations to the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other elements; the inception of significant change to global climate and sea level; and biotic changes such as unprecedented levels of species invasions across the Earth. Many of these changes are geologically long-lasting, and some are effectively irreversible.

Oh, and it gets worse:

Indeed, the Guardian compiled more "evidence of the Anthropocene," saying humanity has:

Pushed extinction rates of animals and plants far above thel... more »

The Anthropocene has arrived

It arrived in (roughly) the 1950s, actually. But now it’s being officially acknowledged.

And, as you might imagine, it aint pretty:

Changes to the Earth system that characterize the potential Anthropocene Epoch include marked acceleration to rates of erosion and sedimentation; large-scale chemical perturbations to the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other elements; the inception of significant change to global climate and sea level; and biotic changes such as unprecedented levels of species invasions across the Earth. Many of these changes are geologically long-lasting, and some are effectively irreversible.

Oh, and it gets worse:

Indeed, the Guardian compiled more "evidence of the Anthropocene," saying humanity has:

Pushed extinction rates of animals and plants far above the long-term average. The Earth is now on course to see 75 percent of species become extinct in the next few centuries if current trends continue.

Increased levels of climate-warming CO2 in the atmosphere at the fastest rate for 66m years, with fossil-fuel burning pushing levels from 280 parts per million before the industrial revolution to 400ppm and rising today.

Put so much plastic in our waterways and oceans that microplastic particles are now virtually ubiquitous, and plastics will likely leave identifiable fossil records for future generations to discover.

Doubled the nitrogen and phosphorous in our soils in the past century with our fertilizer use. This is likely to be the largest impact on the nitrogen cycle in 2.5bn years.

Left a permanent layer of airborne particulates in sediment and glacial ice such as black carbon from fossil fuel burning.___

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2016-08-30 00:22:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

More grave environmental impacts of human activity: Extreme algal blooms

They are becoming more frequent and severe.

See also:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130401151026.htm

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127400

More grave environmental impacts of human activity: Extreme algal blooms

They are becoming more frequent and severe.

See also:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130401151026.htm

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127400___

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2016-08-29 23:38:40 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Some twisted values right there.

thanks, +Matt Sharpey 

___Some twisted values right there.

thanks, +Matt Sharpey 

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2016-08-29 21:07:24 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

On the banality of evil, the analogy between the fire department and healthcare, and related important topics.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

Good commentary from Holly Wood!___On the banality of evil, the analogy between the fire department and healthcare, and related important topics.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2016-08-29 04:32:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Are we waking up yet?

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Victor H 

Actually it's both...
👺___Are we waking up yet?

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Victor H 

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2016-08-29 04:24:32 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

On Chivalry

You probably don't know its history, or even what it is (I didn't).

This little article is a delightful read and makes the argument that chivalry is not dead. It also argues, always with humor, convincingly that you should practice it (whether you have a horse or not).

Read the whole thing. (It's pretty short.) But to get you interested, here's the last paragraph:

Chivalry boils down to three things: mercy, charity, and humility. Mercy means being conscious of your advantages, and treating other humans gently. Charity means giving without expecting anything in return. Humility means accepting your mistakes, and recognizing that those who don’t have your advantages aren’t your inferiors. Anybody can embody these traits – woman, man, or even horse. At this point, you may be thinking “hey, this is bullshit, these are justbasic g... more »

On Chivalry

A nifty perspective on what chivalry really meant, and what it means today.

http://bettermyths.com/chivalry-isnt-dead-you-just-dont-know-what-the-fuck-it-is/

[Artwork is a detail from Burton's Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs - http://goo.gl/C9HsOT]

[h/t +DeAnna Knippling]___On Chivalry

You probably don't know its history, or even what it is (I didn't).

This little article is a delightful read and makes the argument that chivalry is not dead. It also argues, always with humor, convincingly that you should practice it (whether you have a horse or not).

Read the whole thing. (It's pretty short.) But to get you interested, here's the last paragraph:

Chivalry boils down to three things: mercy, charity, and humility. Mercy means being conscious of your advantages, and treating other humans gently. Charity means giving without expecting anything in return. Humility means accepting your mistakes, and recognizing that those who don’t have your advantages aren’t your inferiors. Anybody can embody these traits – woman, man, or even horse. At this point, you may be thinking “hey, this is bullshit, these are just basic guidelines for not being an asshole!” and congratulations, you’re right. That’s all chivalry is: basic guidelines for how not to be a sack of shit. And as long as a sack of shit is not a good thing to be, chivalry will never die.

Now read the whole thing.

thanks, +Dave Hill 

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2016-08-29 04:01:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

The more we learn about the microbiome, the more interesting it gets

The teaser in here about mind-controlling parasites (e.g., rabies and T. gondii), while not exactly about the same (i.e., good) microbiome, is especially cool for folks with an interest in cognitive science.

thanks, +Ward Plunet 

Mental Health, Free Will, and Your Microbiome

The microbiome is infinitely more versatile than any of our familiar body parts. Your cells carry between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but it is estimated that the microbes inside you wield around 500 times more. This genetic wealth, combined with their rapid evolution, makes them virtuosos of biochemistry, able to adapt to any possible challenge. They help to digest our food, releasing otherwise inaccessible nutrients. They produce vitamins and minerals that are missing from our diet. They break down toxins and hazardous chemicals. They protect us from disease by crowding out more dangerous microbes or killing them directly with antimicrobial chemicals. They produce substances that affect the way we smell. They are such an inevitable presence that we have outsourced surprising aspects of our lives to them. They guide the construction of our bodies, releasing molecules and signals that steer the growth of our organs. They educate our immune system, teaching it to tell friend from foe. They affect the development of the nervous system, and perhaps even influence our behaviour. They contribute to our lives in profound and wide-ranging ways; no corner of our biology is untouched. If we ignore them, we are looking at our lives through a keyhole.___The more we learn about the microbiome, the more interesting it gets

The teaser in here about mind-controlling parasites (e.g., rabies and T. gondii), while not exactly about the same (i.e., good) microbiome, is especially cool for folks with an interest in cognitive science.

thanks, +Ward Plunet 

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2016-08-29 03:28:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +Ron Dobbs 

Absolutely excellent commentary from Scott Dunn!___thanks, +Ron Dobbs 

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2016-08-28 17:05:20 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

40 years ago, Pink Floyd anticipated Donald Trump

And not just Floyd (Orwell inspired them, of course) and not just Trump.

40 years ago, Pink Floyd anticipated Donald Trump

And not just Floyd (Orwell inspired them, of course) and not just Trump.___

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2016-08-28 16:45:20 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Thanks +galen stone

VOTE BLUE___Thanks +galen stone

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2016-08-27 22:27:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Scientific American comes out against Trump

This is virtually unprecedented. Science usually stays out of politics unless it really, really matters.

Scientific American has decided that this one really, really matters.

Trump’s frequent declarations that something happened because he talked about it shows a strong tendency toward magical thinking and a belief that the universe is focused on making things happen for Donald J. Trump.

thanks, +Betsy McCall 

___Scientific American comes out against Trump

This is virtually unprecedented. Science usually stays out of politics unless it really, really matters.

Scientific American has decided that this one really, really matters.

Trump’s frequent declarations that something happened because he talked about it shows a strong tendency toward magical thinking and a belief that the universe is focused on making things happen for Donald J. Trump.

thanks, +Betsy McCall 

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2016-08-27 21:42:31 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Think government is a failure?

Here's why and what to do about it.

thanks, +Phalinex 

___Think government is a failure?

Here's why and what to do about it.

thanks, +Phalinex 

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2016-08-27 02:42:40 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Obamacare is too hard whine insurance companies

Yes it is. For you.

That’s why you (the insurance companies) must be replaced by a single payer system.

The healthcare-for-profit model produces more profit than health. It is time to abandon it.

Here’s what the healthcare-for-profit model produces (FTA):

Health insurers spend lots of time, effort and money trying to attract people who have high odds of staying healthy (the young and the fit) while doing whatever they can to fend off those who have high odds of getting sick (the older, infirm and the unfit).

As a result we end up with the most bizarre health-insurance system imaginable: One ever better designed to avoid sick people.

When it can’t produce more profit than health, it becomes uncompetitive and collapses: In other words, thehealt... more »

What is your thinking...?___Obamacare is too hard whine insurance companies

Yes it is. For you.

That’s why you (the insurance companies) must be replaced by a single payer system.

The healthcare-for-profit model produces more profit than health. It is time to abandon it.

Here’s what the healthcare-for-profit model produces (FTA):

Health insurers spend lots of time, effort and money trying to attract people who have high odds of staying healthy (the young and the fit) while doing whatever they can to fend off those who have high odds of getting sick (the older, infirm and the unfit).

As a result we end up with the most bizarre health-insurance system imaginable: One ever better designed to avoid sick people.

When it can’t produce more profit than health, it becomes uncompetitive and collapses: In other words, the healthcare-for-profit health insurance model is completely unworkable if your goal is to make sure people have healthcare; it only works if your only goal is to make money, healthcare be damned. As a result, it is necessarily failing under aspects of Obamacare.

The solution is not to kill Obamacare, it is to replace the health insurance industry with a single-payer system.

thanks, +Virginia Benedict 

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2016-08-27 02:16:58 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Science! From the ESA

Comet viewed from a distance of 35 km generates outbursts.

thanks, +Sakari Maaranen 

___Science! From the ESA

Comet viewed from a distance of 35 km generates outbursts.

thanks, +Sakari Maaranen 

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2016-08-26 23:02:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Suck it, petrol industry!

thanks, +Ron Dobbs 

Recent industry studies have documented rapid growth in megawatts of electricity-generating capacity installed by the U.S. solar-energy industry. Now, two new reports from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) suggest that the median prices for those solar installations have continued a long-term trend of decline, moving down 5 percent for distributed and 12 percent on the utility side during 2015.___Suck it, petrol industry!

thanks, +Ron Dobbs 

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2016-08-26 19:04:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Trump is hardly the only monster created by the GOP

LePage proves that the Republican Party didn’t get handed Trump as a one-off mistake. They worked hard to cultivate a party of bigotry, racism and hatred so offensive that threatening violence is their normal go-to. They did this in 2008, 2010 and now again in 2016.

Trump is simply the most elevated example of what the Republican Party has allowed itself to become after decades of Southern strategy cowardice.

And then there’s Walker, Brownback, Scott, Limbaugh, Beck, Gingrich, McConnell, Cruz, Ryan… life is too short to list them all.

thanks, +Susan Stone 

___Trump is hardly the only monster created by the GOP

LePage proves that the Republican Party didn’t get handed Trump as a one-off mistake. They worked hard to cultivate a party of bigotry, racism and hatred so offensive that threatening violence is their normal go-to. They did this in 2008, 2010 and now again in 2016.

Trump is simply the most elevated example of what the Republican Party has allowed itself to become after decades of Southern strategy cowardice.

And then there’s Walker, Brownback, Scott, Limbaugh, Beck, Gingrich, McConnell, Cruz, Ryan… life is too short to list them all.

thanks, +Susan Stone 

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2016-08-26 16:47:14 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Progressive groups urge Clinton to oppose lame-duck vote on TPP

What’s at stake: ”Allowing a lame-duck vote would be a tacit admission that corporate interests matter more than the will of the people, relying on members of Congress who will be less accountable to voters."

Heavy-hitting progressive groups have sent a letter to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, urging her to make "a clear, public, and unequivocal statement opposing any vote on the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the post-election, 'lame-duck' session of Congress.”…

In the past two weeks, more than 100,000 people have signed CREDO and Democracy for America petitions that make the same ask of Clinton. Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz, who is advising Clinton on her campaign, also said Tuesday that to "rush [the TPP] through in alame-du... more »

Progressive groups urge Clinton to oppose lame-duck vote on TPP

What’s at stake: ”Allowing a lame-duck vote would be a tacit admission that corporate interests matter more than the will of the people, relying on members of Congress who will be less accountable to voters."

Heavy-hitting progressive groups have sent a letter to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, urging her to make "a clear, public, and unequivocal statement opposing any vote on the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the post-election, 'lame-duck' session of Congress.”…

In the past two weeks, more than 100,000 people have signed CREDO and Democracy for America petitions that make the same ask of Clinton. Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz, who is advising Clinton on her campaign, also said Tuesday that to "rush [the TPP] through in a lame-duck session" would be "outrageous" and "wrong.”

Promises, promises:

As for the candidate herself, she offered her "strongest words yet" against the TPP earlier this month—saying she would oppose the deal "after the election" and "as president"—but stopped short of pushing Obama on the issue.

Bernie, meanwhile, remains steadfastly opposed to TPP:

"Let me be very clear. I will do everything that I can to defeat the TPP if it comes to the floor of the Senate, as I expect that it will," Sanders said during his Our Revolution live address. "The American people have got to stand together and say no to the TPP."

We shall see what becomes of this.___

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2016-08-26 01:07:52 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +Tina Vigilante 

___thanks, +Tina Vigilante 

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2016-08-26 01:05:16 (36 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

We paid for it. We ought to own it.

Isn't this the same logic Big Pharma uses when trying to justify outrageous drug prices or extend the patents on its drugs?

Funny how that logic only seems to work one way. (This is what it looks like to live in a oligarchy.)

thanks, +G. Gibson 

___We paid for it. We ought to own it.

Isn't this the same logic Big Pharma uses when trying to justify outrageous drug prices or extend the patents on its drugs?

Funny how that logic only seems to work one way. (This is what it looks like to live in a oligarchy.)

thanks, +G. Gibson 

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2016-08-25 22:17:16 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

This is sure to raise some hackles...

thanks, +Rod Wagner 

___This is sure to raise some hackles...

thanks, +Rod Wagner 

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2016-08-25 14:24:43 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Here's hoping that the rest of the day will be as amusing.

thanks, +Gorgor Gor 

Mornin___Here's hoping that the rest of the day will be as amusing.

thanks, +Gorgor Gor 

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2016-08-25 14:22:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Trump and his supporters are a lesson in the dangers of creating monsters

The GOP created a monster in Trump and they (along with the rest of us) are now suffering the consequences. Now Trump has created a monster in his followers and he (along with the rest of us) will suffer the consequences.

Monsters look great when they're attacking your opponents. But the thing about monsters is that they tend to be indiscriminate in their choice of victims.

thanks, +Tim Elkins 

"Nate from Virginia" is just following the threatening tone that Trump has set the entire campaign.___Trump and his supporters are a lesson in the dangers of creating monsters

The GOP created a monster in Trump and they (along with the rest of us) are now suffering the consequences. Now Trump has created a monster in his followers and he (along with the rest of us) will suffer the consequences.

Monsters look great when they're attacking your opponents. But the thing about monsters is that they tend to be indiscriminate in their choice of victims.

thanks, +Tim Elkins 

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2016-08-25 04:27:08 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +Ben Key 

Will you sign this too?

I just took action to tell Congress to pass an aggressive sales tax on Wall Street trades, which would raise billions of dollars and rein in the gambling and speculation that almost crashed our economy. I think you should, too.
___thanks, +Ben Key 

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2016-08-25 01:39:27 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Big Brother is watching

In myriad ways. But I’ll bet you didn’t know about this one. (The people being watched certainly don't.)

thanks, +Chris Fink 

Police are using military technology to put a huge swath of a major American city under constant video surveillance. And they didn’t tell anyone about it. - in case some of you missed this news.___Big Brother is watching

In myriad ways. But I’ll bet you didn’t know about this one. (The people being watched certainly don't.)

thanks, +Chris Fink 

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2016-08-25 01:31:30 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Under laws like this, there is absolutely no reason to have police

Their only function is literally to act as the strong arm of the (fascist) state.

thanks, +Sakari Maaranen 

In cities and towns across the country, little-known local laws penalize calls to the police and can get people kicked out of their homes. And it doesn’t matter whether people called the police for help or that they were the victim of the crime. <- my country. isn't that wonderful? #priorities   #bullshit___Under laws like this, there is absolutely no reason to have police

Their only function is literally to act as the strong arm of the (fascist) state.

thanks, +Sakari Maaranen 

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2016-08-24 21:49:40 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Roland Martin schools a "white lives matter" protestor

Facts can be so... embarrassing!

thanks, +Daily Kos 

Watch this White Lives Matter protestor unravel as Roland Martin unleashes a litany of facts exposing his ignorance___Roland Martin schools a "white lives matter" protestor

Facts can be so... embarrassing!

thanks, +Daily Kos 

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2016-08-24 21:37:52 (24 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +Betsy McCall 

___thanks, +Betsy McCall 

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2016-08-24 21:00:03 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

America's pharma industry (insurance is the same way)

Short of the public option, nothing is going to stop this kind of behavior.

thanks, +Rex Dexter and +Ole Olson 

CEO at center of EpiPen price hike controversy is Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) daughter https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/24/ceo-at-center-of-epipen-price-hike-controversy-is-sen-joe-manchins-daughter/

The West Virginia Democrat’s daughter, Heather Bresch, is chief executive of the company, which appears to have hiked the price of the epinephrine auto-injector by 400 percent since 2007. The device, which is used to treat severe allergic reactions, now costs more than $600 per dose.

This isn't the first time this happened. The "Pharma Bro" did the same thing with a vital medicine last year, and price gouging is a regular part of for-profit drug companies. It will not be fixed until we either have price controls or public healthcare.

In the words of the image source (The People For Bernie Sanders): "This is why Democrats have lost 900 seats the past 7 years."

#PharmaCorps   #CorruptDems   #DrugCompanies   #Healthcare   #Greed   #PriceGouging  ___America's pharma industry (insurance is the same way)

Short of the public option, nothing is going to stop this kind of behavior.

thanks, +Rex Dexter and +Ole Olson 

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2016-08-24 17:17:02 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +Katie H. 

I'd say grade school.___thanks, +Katie H. 

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2016-08-24 15:50:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Dems. have 60% chance of taking Senate in 2016

(According to this poll.)

The same poll gives Clinton an 89% chance of victory.

Dems. have 60% chance of taking Senate in 2016

(According to this poll.)

The same poll gives Clinton an 89% chance of victory.___

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2016-08-24 00:57:31 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

How capitalism works

People will die because of this. But that doesn't matter at all, because profits.

thanks, +paul beard 

So let's hear more about how businesses don't need to be regulated, that they will always do the right thing. This is life-saving medicine where the prices has increased 10x — from $57 to $600 — for $1 of medicine.

Mylan is able to do this because they have no competitors in the U.S. Not one. If you need an EpiPen, you’re buying theirs. It’s despicable.
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I don’t know how the executives at Mylan sleep at night.

I bet they don't really expire after a year either. They just say that to keep demand high.___How capitalism works

People will die because of this. But that doesn't matter at all, because profits.

thanks, +paul beard 

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2016-08-24 00:10:37 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +scarlet red 

___thanks, +scarlet red 

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2016-08-23 02:05:10 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Well, you pretty much knew this was how this little stunt was going to play out. And you were right.

thanks, +Ron Dobbs 

___Well, you pretty much knew this was how this little stunt was going to play out. And you were right.

thanks, +Ron Dobbs 

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2016-08-22 21:29:05 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

White male athlete privilege

Unacceptable.

thanks, +Nate McD and +Susan Stone 

___White male athlete privilege

Unacceptable.

thanks, +Nate McD and +Susan Stone 

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2016-08-22 19:27:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

How Trump can save himself. And maybe even become a hero

Naturally, John Oliver nails it.

thanks, +Brown-Eyed Girl 

If Trump actually did this, I would consider him a True Hero! But sadly, he won't!
If only John could take Hillary Clinton intro doing it! '
#DropOutHillary #DropOutDon #BringBernieBack ___How Trump can save himself. And maybe even become a hero

Naturally, John Oliver nails it.

thanks, +Brown-Eyed Girl 

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2016-08-22 13:12:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

A victory for women's health and rights

thanks, +John Hobbs 

___A victory for women's health and rights

thanks, +John Hobbs 

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2016-08-22 03:23:24 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

thanks, +Tim Elkins 

But remember, Trump's campaign is totally not racist or even racialist. Completely coincidental that Nazis and KKK members are such big fans of him.___thanks, +Tim Elkins 

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2016-08-22 03:11:56 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 


You thought TPP was bad? Meet TISA

New Republic reports that under the agreement, “governments may not be able to regulate staff to patient ratios in hospitals, or ban fracking, or tighten safety controls on airlines, or refuse accreditation to schools and universities. Foreign corporations must receive the same “national treatment” as domestic ones, and could argue that such regulations violate their ability to provide the service. Allowable regulations could not be ‘more burdensome than necessary to ensure the quality of the service,’ according to TISA’s domestic regulation annex. No restrictions could be placed on foreign investment—corporations could control entire sectors.”… [emphasis mine]

Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) are one of the most dangerous yet least talked about parts in recent trade agreements. It essentially trumps overany federal, stat... more »

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You thought TPP was bad? Meet TISA

New Republic reports that under the agreement, “governments may not be able to regulate staff to patient ratios in hospitals, or ban fracking, or tighten safety controls on airlines, or refuse accreditation to schools and universities. Foreign corporations must receive the same “national treatment” as domestic ones, and could argue that such regulations violate their ability to provide the service. Allowable regulations could not be ‘more burdensome than necessary to ensure the quality of the service,’ according to TISA’s domestic regulation annex. No restrictions could be placed on foreign investment—corporations could control entire sectors.”… [emphasis mine]

Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) are one of the most dangerous yet least talked about parts in recent trade agreements. It essentially trumps over any federal, state, and local U.S. regulation that is deemed “a trade barrier” and strips us from the sovereign right to govern our own affairs. ISDS enables foreign corporations to sue a host country for laws, policies, even court decisions that they find inconvenient and trade impeding. Any corporation could sue our government for loss of its future profits.

As mentioned before, all of this is being negotiated in secret. Not even our own elected officials are allowed to sit in on TISA meetings! In fact, many don’t even know TISA exists. Those in favor claim that TISA’s goal is to open up trade in services between the nations. But did they forget that that’s why the WTO exists?

We don’t need an agreement that nullifies our democratic government. We don’t need an agreement that won’t operate in our best interest. We don’t need an agreement that is secretive and meant to be confidential even after 5 years of it being signed in place.

thanks, +Ron Dobbs 

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2016-08-21 23:18:22 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

The damage to the US will be long-lasting

If we have learned anything from history, it is this. Movements like Trump’s can sweep nations as divided as ours into the darkness of violent authoritarian dictatorship.

thanks, +Betsy McCall 

___The damage to the US will be long-lasting

If we have learned anything from history, it is this. Movements like Trump’s can sweep nations as divided as ours into the darkness of violent authoritarian dictatorship.

thanks, +Betsy McCall 

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2016-08-21 19:02:05 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

A brief summary of some of this week's WTF moments

thanks, +Valkyrie 

___A brief summary of some of this week's WTF moments

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2016-08-21 04:38:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse...

Zika may cause brain damage in adults as well.

thanks, +Betsy McCall 

___Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse...

Zika may cause brain damage in adults as well.

thanks, +Betsy McCall 

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2016-08-21 04:13:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

”Red tides” (algal blooms) getting more frequent, worse due to global warming

Red tides kill things.

Ecosystems are complex things. Even if the first-order effect of global warming (heat) doesn’t kill you, the second- third- and fourth-order effects will.

thanks, +G. Gibson 

___”Red tides” (algal blooms) getting more frequent, worse due to global warming

Red tides kill things.

Ecosystems are complex things. Even if the first-order effect of global warming (heat) doesn’t kill you, the second- third- and fourth-order effects will.

thanks, +G. Gibson 

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