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#OccupySF and the Police

October 5, 2011

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If you haven’t heard, the police are supposed to be moving in on Occupy SF at midnight: #OccupySF – City of San Francisco Notification. The City and County of San Francisco and its police department celebrate and protect the right of an individual to engage in free speech and of the right to assemble. However, this […]

one issue millenials will champion

September 22, 2011

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If there is any social/political issue millenials can get behind, it’s legalizing weed: Marijuana question sky-rockets to top of new White House petition site | The Raw Story. The petition, on the White House’s “We the People” site, asks: “Isn’t it time to legalize and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol? If not, please […]

what, exactly, is the “moment of conception”

September 13, 2011

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Mississippi to vote on reversing abortion rights by redefining ‘person’ | World news | guardian.co.uk.: Another flyover state is on the “Repeal Roe V. Wade” Bandwagon.  Not so shocking.  What is really bugging me though is this idea that life and personhood begins at “conception”: Mississippi voters will be allowed to vote on an initiative that […]

government pushing back on financial industry?

September 1, 2011

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U.S. Said to Be Ready to Sue Banks Over Mortgages – NYTimes.com. There’s a lot to this article, but i found this part particularly interesting: Besides the angry investors, 50 state attorneys general are in the final stages of negotiating a settlement to address abuses by the largest mortgage servicers, including Bank of America, JPMorgan […]

United States v. Marijuana

August 13, 2011

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United States v. Marijuana: Dispatches from the Field: War Without End. Check it: California was the first state to outlaw “loco weed.” At the time, 1913, Congress lacked the power to outlaw drugs or alcohol at the federal level. Alcohol prohibition, which lasted from 1919 to 1933, required an amendment to the Constitution, while drug […]

The London riots are not mindless… the response is

August 11, 2011

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Not Mindless | No Vacation. Check it: To say “This act was mindless” is to say there was no causeworth caring about.  The very laws of science tell us that for an effect, there must be a cause.  So this approach is to so belittle that cause as to deem it irrelevant.  But look what […]

Rick Perry and what’s wrong with us

August 10, 2011

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If Rick Perry is seriously a presidential front-runner there’s something wrong with all of us – War Room – Salon.com. as if Rick Perry hasn’t already proven to be a wanker… The GOP “establishment” prefersthisevangelical nitwit with fringe tendencies tothatevangelical nitwit with fringe tendencies, sure. This Dominionist purposefully evoking some of the most radical far-right […]