american muslim parade

Crazy entrapment scheme: FBI pressured Muslims to commit crimes then arrested them?

This is just too feckless for words. The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report... Read More
paul ryan

GOP and the idea thing: Paul Ryan wants states to apply for grants to pay for poor to work

Mr. Vouchers for Social Security has a brand new idea. It’s not going to endear him to ANYONE but the heartless GOP. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will probably spark a new round of arguments over... Read More
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Guardian compares declines of Tony Blair and Tesco over the last 20 years

Interesting look at the impact of arrogance and hubris. A Tesco Express store manager compared new CEO to Manchester United embattled former manager David Moyes. He speculated aloud that this guy was inheriting an old,... Read More
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Five days left, we really need YOUR help.

by Denis G. Campbell Editor We’re in the home stretch and miles away from our target. A longtime progressive friend has offered to match every contribution up to £10,000 pounds for the next 48 hours. We... Read More

While media compares him to Grommit, steady Ed Miliband has found winning persona

The media is merciless about Labour leader Ed Miliband’s ‘style’ as neither old nor new Labour and that could be the winning combination. Ask Labour MPs to identify Ed Miliband’s greatest achievement and they usually point to... Read More
Rick! Run! Move this boat NOW! Amazing photos of the collapse of an iceberg.

Rick! Run! Move this boat NOW! Amazing photos of the collapse of an iceberg.

They are very lucky to have been far enough away.
Brilliant Keith Olbermann piece on laughable NFL punishment given wife beater

Brilliant Keith Olbermann piece on laughable NFL punishment given wife beater

As usual Keith hits it outta the park.
kozinski

Appeals Judge Kozinski says executions should be by firing squad, what could go wrong?

US Circuit judge Alex Kosinski went on record in an usual way about the botched Arizona execution. Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours... Read More
poison apples

Lose sleep much? Europe bans apples that USA EPA says are OK for Americans to eat

Yet another example that the EPA is in the pocket of Big Food. Enjoy your apple Adam… It is a sad day when the U.S. can’t even export a quintessential American food to another country because it... Read More
cotton and cattlemen

GOP #Hubrocrisy edition: Arkansas’ Tom Cotton touts emergency funds he voted against

ThinkProgress points out that US Senate candidate in Arkansas, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) repeatedly voted against disaster emergency relief funding yet took credit for the Obama’s Administration approval of aid for 23 AR counties. Since... Read More
Reluctant to reveal our secrets… here are 10 bar bets you will ALWAYS win

Reluctant to reveal our secrets… here are 10 bar bets you will ALWAYS win

Remember, drink responsibly and no wagering (unless prepared to send a sizeable percentage of your winning to this publication’s current fund drive to keep us going.)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Holds Energy Industry Meeting

Why are EU Govts so timid about MH-17? Russia is their natural gas station

Slate explains why you won’t see any big actions against the country that controls the spigot. Following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 317, many Europeans are eager for their governments to do something—anything—to punish... Read More
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Are California’s Aquifers Poisoned?

by Robert Hunziker The California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources temporarily shut down as of July 18lth, several oil and gas wastewater injection wells over concerns about contamination of the state’s aquifers. That... Read More
mexico death train

Horrors of Central American migrants derailed in Mexico City on the ‘Death Train’

Foreign Policy magazine has this amazing story of countless migrants stuck in the purgatory of Mexico City on their long journey northward. MEXICO CITY — It’s officially a Salvation Army operation, but for the Central... Read More