Monday, September 22, 2014

New Discovery Confirms Native American Views on Their Ancestry - ICTMN.com

New Discovery Confirms Native American Views on Their Ancestry - ICTMN.com

The discovery and scientific examination of one of the oldest human remains found in the Americas confirms what Native people have known all along, that they are the original inhabitants of this hemisphere.
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– Newt Gingrich Calls GOP ‘Pathetic’ And Wants Them To Let Up On Obama

– Newt Gingrich Calls GOP ‘Pathetic’ And Wants Them To Let Up On Obama

It can be argued that Newt Gingrich laid the groundwork for Washington’s current political climate when he spearheaded the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998. More than ever, the adversarial relationship between parties had been turned into something beyond political. It became personal. In 2009, the Republican party took that model of presidential disrespect, added more than a pinch of racism and turned it into a political platform. Now, Gingrich is saying enough is enough. In a reunion of Friends era politicos, Gingrich called the GOP “pathetic” and said they had to be about more than anti-Obama.
  says the repentant parent of the vitriolic list of negative words to use when describing Democrats. The fright wing is his spawn.

Bush family member angered by Republican Senate candidate's ads in Georgia - Yahoo News

Bush family member angered by Republican Senate candidate's ads in Georgia - Yahoo News

Neil Bush, son and brother of two former presidents, has denounced assertions in political ads for Republican Senate nominee David Perdue in Georgia that an organization founded by Bush's father funneled money to extremist groups.

Bush is chairman of the Points of Light Foundation, which was run for several years by Perdue's Democratic opponent, Michelle Nunn.

A second critical ad was released on Wednesday, two days after Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, endorsed Perdue.
  A campaign ad from a Republican that proves to be a total lie. Ah am aghast that such a thing would happen.  /sarc

It Was Catholic Bishops Who Masterminded The Evangelical Hobby Lobby Crusade

It Was Catholic Bishops Who Masterminded The Evangelical Hobby Lobby Crusade

It is amazing really, that mainstream Christians were mortified at the thought of a potential Catholic president (John F. Kennedy) doing the bidding of the Pope in the 1960s, and yet within 20 years they were being deftly manipulated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to do the bidding of the Pope. It has taken thirty years, but the USCCB finally succeeded in foisting the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae on the religious right and with valuable aide from the U.S. Catholic Supreme Court gave the Vatican the power to “regulate of birth” over a wide swathe of American women. Although the Hobby Lobby ruling will reverberate over America’s political and religious landscape for decades, the religious right can rest assured that their “apparent victory” was a well-executed plan masterminded by Catholic bishops to manipulate evangelical Christians like mindless puppets.
  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weeks After Davis Revelation, Dukes Says She Had Abortion | The Texas Tribune

Weeks After Davis Revelation, Dukes Says She Had Abortion | The Texas Tribune

Two weeks after news emerged that state Sen. Wendy Davis terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons, another Texas legislator talked about her own abortion during a heated debate Saturday on women’s health.

During a panel discussion at The Texas Tribune Festival, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, revealed that she has had an abortion. After Dukes argued that there are false perceptions about the psychological effects of abortion, Republican Molly White, who is running unopposed to represent House District 55, said that women who have not had abortions don’t have the same understanding about the effects of the procedure.
  

Greg Abbott Lied | Lone Star Project

Greg Abbott Lied | Lone Star Project

Looking Texans in the eye and lying
Apart from party affiliation or any specific policy position, Texans expect to elect a Governor they can trust. On Friday, Greg Abbott failed this basic test. He lost his nerve and instead of explaining his education policy differences with Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott cynically and callously lied.
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Return of the Bums on Welfare - NYTimes.com

Return of the Bums on Welfare - NYTimes.com

To admit that depression conditions are different, that the economy is suffering from an overall lack of demand and that putting money into the pockets of people likely to spend it would increase employment, would mean admitting that the free market sometimes fails badly. And of course disdain for the unemployed helps a lot if you want to oppose any kind of aid for the unfortunate.
  Quoting the linked source, "So basically the right is railing against the bums on welfare not only when there aren't any bums, but when there isn't any welfare." But such facts have little relevance for the manipulated fright wing minions who just need in their heart of hearts someone out there upon whom the cast scorn and disdain.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install solar panels | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install solar panels | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans.
  

Friday, September 19, 2014

Watch: A neuroscientist debunks common beliefs about drug addiction - Vox

Watch: A neuroscientist debunks common beliefs about drug addiction - Vox

Carl Hart is a neuroscientist and drug addiction expert at Columbia University. In a recent TEDMED talk, Hart spoke about drug addiction and the many misconceptions surrounding the topic — and how those misconceptions can mislead drug policy.

Hart went into neuroscience to cure the drug addiction he blamed for causing crime and poverty in his old Miami neighborhood. But when he began to work on the issue, he learned that his assumptions were wrong.