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The Money Pipeline
Author: BobR    Date: 11/19/2014 13:05:54

The new Republican-led Senate hasn't even started planning their legislative assault yet, and already the Democrats are helping them ease into it. They actually brought up a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. Fortunately, it failed - by one vote:
The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.

The bill needed 60 votes to reach the White House. The House passed it overwhelmingly last week.
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Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu pushed for the vote in an effort to save her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff election in Louisiana. She faces an uphill battle against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, who authored the House bill.

Yes - they are willing to risk the environment and/or force President Obama to veto the bill just so Mary Landrieu can tout it as bringing more pollution to Louisiana? Does she really think all those people who voted for the 3rd place Republican are going to vote for her over the 1st place Republican? Does she think they won't be slightly repulsed by this blatant political action?
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46 comments (Latest Comment: 11/20/2014 00:04:45 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/18/2014 11:28:31

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,790th day in Afghanistan, and our 152nd day 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: 2,350
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127
Since our return to Iraq: 2

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

$ 1, 581, 426, 300, 000 .00

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19 comments (Latest Comment: 11/19/2014 00:29:21 by Scoopster)

Here is a story about cats
Author: Raine    Date: 11/17/2014 14:16:22

Meow.
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 11/17/2014 20:13:20 by Raine)

Happy Sunday!
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 11/16/2014 14:56:01

We're open today.
Here's something to discuss:
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 11/16/2014 17:49:04 by Will in Chicago)

Federal workers strike for higher pay
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 11/15/2014 18:18:54

We have heard much discussion in our politics about the 1 percent and the rest of us. (Actually, a lot of attention has also been drawn to the .01 percent.). So,it is not surprising to see workers striking for higher pay. In particular,I would like to focus on a story about federal contract workers who feed our Congress members, clean and do other jobs and are struggling to support themselves and their families
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 11/15/2014 18:19:46 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/14/2014 14:54:01

In which today's "fluffy" is a nice euphemism for fat. Most of you have met me in person, as you can tell I'm not a petite or even "normal" sized woman. for those of you that haven't - surprise! I have been a plus sized woman for all of my adult life and some of my teen years.
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39 comments (Latest Comment: 11/14/2014 23:02:01 by Raine)

Fauxtrage
Author: Raine    Date: 11/13/2014 14:31:01

In the latest chapter of from the Fauxtrage crowd is particularly pathetic.
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59 comments (Latest Comment: 11/13/2014 23:38:40 by Scoopster)

Made in China
Author: BobR    Date: 11/12/2014 14:50:15

It's probably common knowledge that pollution in China is bad. What's generally not pointed out is just how bad...
A thick haze of smog has descended on parts of northern China, pushing pollution to more than 20 times what the World Health Organization considers a safe limit.
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In Hebei, a province bordering Beijing to the north, concentrations of pollutant particles called PM2.5 reached upwards of 500 micrograms per cubic meter, according to Beijing's air quality index. The WHO's recommendation for maximum healthy exposure is 25 micrograms.
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According to the U.S. State Department's air quality guide, levels of PM2.5 between 301 and 500 micrograms are considered hazardous to health and constitute a "serious risk of respiratory effects in the general population," while anything above 500 is literally off the charts.

Most U.S. cities have a PM2.5 concentration of 20 or below.

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49 comments (Latest Comment: 11/12/2014 22:36:45 by Raine)

Veteran's Day 2014
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/11/2014 11:37:10

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,783rd day in Afghanistan, and our 145th day back in Iraq.

It is Veteran's Day.

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: 2,350
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127
There are 2 casualties since our return to Iraq.

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

$ 1, 579, 656, 300, 000 .00

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32 comments (Latest Comment: 11/12/2014 00:07:31 by Raine)

The Monday after…. So it begins.
Author: Raine    Date: 11/10/2014 14:19:57

The ball is now in the GOP's court:
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57 comments (Latest Comment: 11/10/2014 22:00:51 by BobR)

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