Hope no one opposes having a separate fishing line for Harvey News. It seems to be filling up our OT’s very quickly. (pun intended). Here’s a couple of bits to start: More than 30 People Reported Dead from Harvey Harvey knocks out Beaumont’s water supply … Continue reading →
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In today’s roundup:
*Sanders spreads the political revolution to teenagers
*Bernie believes single payer support is spreading
*Welcome to the Trump Jump: These Women Are Ready to Take On the Most Powerful Men in Congress
* Justin Kanew On The Issues
*Pope Francis to World Leaders: ‘Listen to the Cry of the Earth’
*Sick Of Big Pharmas Greed by Bernie Sanders
*Harvey Creates Havoc On People & The Environment
*Water Protector & Indigenous Peoples Updates
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Real News Network interviews Elizabeth Beck one of the lawyers in the DNC lawsuit. I found it informative and you might also find it so. The video of the interview will be in the comment section.
Yesterday, progressive lefties, in particular, those not who cannot claim identity politics were put on notice at the other place with the advent of this new group, the TOP Equity Group. According to the profile, the TOP Equity Group’s aim is this: DK Equity Group is comprised of DK staff committed to eliminating white supremacy in Daily Kos and the movement. This account has multiple staff members who will identify themselves in written posts and will use personal accounts to comment. Since the paid staff have proclaimed they will self-identify themselves as members of that group, be reassured I’m not … Continue reading →
Hi everyone, I wanted to try a bit of separation from the obviously horrible Harvey news from the rest of the progressive roundup so thought I would put this post up. Post your news/tweets/video/etc. in the comments.
Morning all- Cross post from WOTB thought I pass it along as the neolibs are up to their old tricks as far as Bernie is concerned. The poster of this article over their made a good response. Its a long read but i think worth it.Bernie is trying to save the country and the planet not destroy it like the Neolibs and Neocons. The battle will be long and hard until either the neolibs die off not to be cruel but that’s the only way they will give up power or are replaced by Berniecrats via the vote. Anyway hope … Continue reading →
Berners and Progressive Lefties, The fishing line this morning is getting kind of heavy to load all of the comments, so I’m starting a new one here. This is mainly a jump with news about Trump’s Administration and outliers.
Yesterday, the Benny family traveled south to get as close as we could to the center of the totality path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. We live within 5 hrs driving distance (actually 3.5, but it took that long due to descending traffic) to one of the NASA sites in Carbondale, IL. However, where we live, we could have seen 92%, but we wouldn’t have been able to take off our glasses, thus it would have been just seeing a large bite of a black apple or viewing yellow skinny crescents. Before hoping into the car just a little past … Continue reading →
Well one of my favorite hosts has made a video on one of my personally most important subjects so thought I would share. I’ve actually finally started a diary on this matter and it will be quite long so theres no ETA as of yet… but its coming.
This is a diary about the big picture. About things we should not forget as we fend off the daily outrages of the Trump administration. First, let’s hear from a very large sample of voters who were interviewed on election day 2016, by Reuters/Ipsos: The poll of more than 10,000 people who have already cast their ballots in the presidential election showed a majority of voters are worried about their ability to get ahead and have little confidence in political parties or the media to improve their situation. A majority also feel that the economy is rigged to mostly help … Continue reading →
Yesterday the NYT reported Herr Drumpf doubled down on “both sides” for causing violence in Charlottesville. … Continue reading →
Her name is Heather Heyer. She was one of the peaceful who was letting people know that the American taliban was terribly wrong about protecting the legacy of the Confederacy and a statue that was sorely disapproved by the community. According to her mother, Susan Bro (yes, that’s her real last name), she was a warrior for justice. She was a DSA member. And she was a Bernie Sanders sister. I’m cobbling some news for this post so that we get some sense of our fallen justice warrior.
A Brief History of Flight, Part 1 The Wright Brothers I am in the process of developing a new physics course for students interesting in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones. It occurred to me to put together a brief history of human flight. Most of us are familiar with the immense and courageous achievements of Orville and Wilbur Wright, brothers who owned a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, and who shared an inextinguishable passion for manned flight. While there were many pioneers in manned flight, no one now doubts that the Wright brothers achieved … Continue reading →
I’m doing a bit of site maintenance in the background but also watching videos on the youtubes and reading various articles as I go along as well. I’ll post anything interesting I find in the comments and of course encourage you to do to the same. No need for it to be politics related. Im a big gamer and a lot of my saturday content is video game related :), well that and a love for new music of all kinds. Random fact but Im kind of obsessed with Rhiannon Giddens at the moment so if you want to go … Continue reading →
From Westin’s official website:
I believe that healthcare is a human right and the best way to fulfill this duty is a single-payer system. In my first year of medical school, I learned countless lessons, but perhaps the most important was that healthcare is a human right. Working in the student run Equal Access clinic, a place where I provided care for people without insurance, was one of the most formative experiences of my career. Unfortunately, my ability to provide the best care for my patients is not entirely up to me. Many times, my plans are blocked by a for-profit insurance company denying payment for my patient’s treatment plan. The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates America wastes over $100 Billion each year on private insurance overhead costs, more than 12 times of what Medicare spends on operating costs. The bottom line is this: insurance companies are motivated to maximize profits and bonuses for their executives, not improve our health. “Medicare for all” should do more than just insure all Americans, it should tackle the unsustainable rising costs of prescription medications and healthcare, and even more importantly, make us healthier and more secure.