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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 10/10/2014 12:36:01

Presenting one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize Winners and an amazing young woman.....

Malala Yousafzai

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40 comments (Latest Comment: 10/10/2014 20:31:46 by Scoopster)

Curing Cancer with carcinogens!
Author: Raine    Date: 10/09/2014 13:20:21

There really isn't much more I can say about this total and utter shit move:
San Francisco, CA – Breast Cancer Action today thanked Susan G. Komen and Baker Hughes for partnering on the most ludicrous piece of pink sh*t they’ve seen all year – 1,000 shiny pink drill bits. BCAction hailed this partnership as the most egregious example of “pinkwashing” they’ve ever seen and heartily lauded Komen and Baker Hughes for doing their bit to increase women’s risk of breast cancer with their toxic fracking chemicals.
BCAction commended Baker Hughes and Komen for their ingenious pinkwashing profit cycle, whereby Baker Hughes helps fuel breast cancer while Komen raises millions of dollars to try to cure it.

“With all the toxic chemicals Baker Hughes is pumping into the ground, we thought they didn’t care about women’s health. However, this partnership with Komen makes it clear where both organizations stand on this issue,” said Karuna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action.

Breast Cancer Action coined the term pinkwashing as part of their Think Before You Pink® campaign to describe a company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but also produces, manufactures and/or sells products linked to the disease. Over 700 chemicals are commonly used in the process of drilling and fracking for oil and gas. At least 25% of these chemicals increase our risk of cancer.

“Komen has been notably absent from all discussions about fracking and breast cancer, but with these pink drill bits they are thrusting this issue onto the national stage,” Jaggar said. “Now people will learn how fracking relies on carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene. Personally, I love a good dose of benzene with my pink ribbon.”

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61 comments (Latest Comment: 10/09/2014 23:26:05 by livingonli)

Reports of our Demise are Premature
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-08 10:51:10

Is there a liberal bias in our media? Conspiracy theorists might think so. Why else would we be subjected to daily headlines like

It's almost as if the media is telling liberals: "HEY - you need to go vote in November!"

I say that because despite the prognostications of doom and gloom, there is plenty of evidence contrary to the assumption that the Democrats are going to lose big in November:
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42 comments (Latest Comment: 10/08/2014 19:46:42 by Scoopster)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/07/2014 10:27:03

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,752nd day in Afghanistan, and our 110th day back in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,345
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127
There is one new casualty in Iraq, but the unfortunate sailor is not listed on any of the tallies yet.

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through:

$ 1, 570, 738, 900, 000 .00

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21 comments (Latest Comment: 10/07/2014 21:11:39 by Raine)

Monday blah….
Author: Raine    Date: 10/06/2014 13:06:05

I am just waking up. So please take a read of Velveeta's excellent post from yesterday!
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36 comments (Latest Comment: 10/06/2014 21:05:24 by Raine)

President The
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 10/05/2014 14:23:20

After all the recent controversies that our current "president" has had, it's time to start courting a STRONG candidate. Some one who can rule with an iron fist and a head of hair that says "courage to go out in public".

We need: THE DONALD.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 10/06/2014 00:25:35 by velveeta jones)

Strict Interpretation
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/04/2014 10:55:28

Good Morning.

An early Saturday - I'm off to do some local politicking today. We'll be putting out some yard signs for local candidate Tom Stanley, a gentleman who I would like to replace on City Council next year. (He's running for Mayor; it's his Representative seat that's up this time around.)

In any case, I've been ruminating on Congress of late. We've all seen the news; it's been a hell of a week.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 10/05/2014 15:31:45 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 10/03/2014 13:02:11

Shallow though it may be, the world needs more cute. Reminders of the adorable, funny, and sweet can balance a sometimes very dark world.

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57 comments (Latest Comment: 10/04/2014 02:24:39 by BobR)

Still tumbling words together.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/02/2014 13:15:31

Hit me with your news!
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37 comments (Latest Comment: 10/02/2014 20:40:32 by Raine)

Not in My Name
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-01 10:42:59

There is a lot of coverage of ISIS/ISIL lately. It's warranted, because - despite their small numbers - they have some smart experienced people at the top, and access to a lot of funds and armaments. While there are some who are against the U.S. becoming involved in any way, shape, or form with yet another war in the Middle East, this one seems different. Their explosive growth (no pun intended) and ability to overrun trained armies makes them a more formidable foe than the ragtag band of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

While it may be non-Muslims (ie: Christians) in the U.S. who think they are the main targets of this group, the reality is that the vast majority of those killed by them have been other Muslims. It's not enough to be Muslim in their eyes - you must be their particular brand of Muslim or you will be put to death.

Here in the U.S., we shudder to think of it. What animals they must be! WE would never do anything like that here... we wouldn't think of killing others because they don't subscribe to "our" Christian beliefs...

would we?
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59 comments (Latest Comment: 10/01/2014 21:56:09 by Will in Chicago)

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