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August 4th - There are only two days left to order the story bundle. Don't miss out!

Literary fantasy: nine books, name your price!
By Keith Brooke and infinity plus
Available for a limited time only, your chance to set your own price for a set of nine fantasy books, including a World Fantasy Award-winner and three exclusive ebooks available only here.

Literary fantasy bundle



The deal:

A purchase of $3 gets you the basic set of five books:

Spotted Lily by Anna Tambour
A Writer’s Life by Eric Brown
Lord of Stone by Keith Brooke
The Far-Enough Window by John Grant (exclusive to this set)
In Springdale Town by Robert Freeman Wexler
Even better, if you pay $12 or higher, you unlock four more titles:

The Ragthorn by Garry Kilworth and Robert Holdstock (winner of the World Fantasy Award, and exclusive to this set)
Facade by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Hairy London by Stephen Palmer
Little Sisters of the Apocalypse by Kit Reed (exclusive to this set)
The background:

When I first started talking with the fine people at StoryBundle about the possibility of putting together a bundle of books from writers associated with infinity plus we ran through a number of possible themes, but the one we kept returning to was Literary Fantasy. An elusive concept, perhaps – what marks ‘literary’ fantasy out from, simply, good fantasy, for starters? – but one that seemed to encompass the kind of books we wanted to offer: fantastical fiction with a sense of the magical and spiritual, written with a literary sensibility, by which we mean fiction with a love of language and an awareness of its place in the literary canon. As you’ll see from the books we’ve gathered together, that definition is deliberately elastic, inclusive rather than exclusive, yet still clear enough to bring a coherence to the set as a whole.

One of the first titles that came to mind for me was Stephen Palmer’s Hairy London, a quite extraordinary picaresque romp across an Edwardian London transformed by an overnight growth of… hair. In the streets, across the rooftops and bridges, submerging the parks. Everywhere. This is literary fantasy crammed full with alternate-historical and cultural references, but also one that never loses sight of the need to entertain.

About as unlike Hairy London as it’s possible to get and still feature here, Kit Reed’s Little Sisters of the Apocalypse is a novel that treads the indistinct boundaries between fantasy, science fiction and realism, as befits an author who describes her work as ‘transgenred’. A hard-hitting and impassioned story of a colony of women whose men have gone away to war and the role a gang of biker nuns plays in confronting the women’s deepest fears.

The appearance of Little Sisters of the Apocalypse in this bundle marks its first – and so far exclusive – appearance in ebook format. John Grant’s The Far-Enough Window is another title making its first ebook appearance, exclusive to this bundle: a classic fairytale that both delights the reader and cleverly challenges the form, from a Hugo- and World Fantasy Award-winning author. The Ragthorn, by Garry Kilworth and the late Robert Holdstock won the World Fantasy Award back in 1992 but, inexplicably, until now has never been published in standalone form – another exclusive first edition for this bundle.

It seems invidious to single out particular titles here from a bundle that manages to be so diverse in theme and approach, so all that remains is to urge you to explore what’s on offer before choosing the price you want to pay for either the core bundle or the entire set. From classic fairytale, ghosts and a deal with the Devil, through strange alternative pasts and presents to those biker nuns, there’s a bit of everything. Call it literary fantasy, or simply good fantasy, or give up labels altogether and simply read on.

A bit more detail:

The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com/fantasy. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!

It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Buying this bundle also allows you to give to worthy causes: bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. We’re currently featuring Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.

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Late April - the 24th to be exact

It snowed here yesterday and it remains on the cool side. We even started up the wood stove again.

It is cat rabies clinic weekend and a chance to see all of the kittens in the county. :)

Happy Birthday Hubble!

Shame on the state of Arkansas who went the same way Indiana did with its discrimination law. Georgia thought better of drawing attention to itself and quietly did not move their bill forward.

Indiana is putting a women in jail for 41 years because she miscarried. They’re our of their f’in minds in the middle states.

And speaking of being out of his mind Rand Paul decided to jump into the presidential race. This of course, is a man who is anti-woman all the way. He calls himself a Libertarian but quite frankly he has no idea of what the term means. If you don’t either here is the Wiki page that explains it, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism . In short, it is that a person is entitled to live their life anyway they choose. But what the Libertarian party is actually saying by its actions is that you will have the right to live your life like they say it should be lived. No thank you!

It is starting to get MORON dangerous out there

Ted Cruz: Congress Should Strip Federal Courts Of Jurisdiction To Rule On Marriage Equality
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/07/1376154/-Ted-Cruz-Congress-Should-Strip-Federal-Courts-Of-Jurisdiction-To-Rule-On-Marriage-Equality

Over the weekend I finished knitting the Lehe shawl and I wound yarn for the next one - one I have been wanting to do for a while. It is an old victorian pattern and is shaped like an octagon. This is the progress so far, first the start and a bit further along - looks like a mess doesn’t it? Just wait until it is blocked.





Last weekend was also the first time that I felt like I had the energy to do a bit of house work - the cold that we had was awful. You know, for some reason this house just goes to hell and a hand basket if the cleaning schedule is not maintained. I got everything up stairs done except dealing with the cobwebs I found in a corner and one load of laundry.

The crocus, magnolia, forsythia and primroses are blooming and daffodils are up. The hyacinths in the back garden are also up along with the small Golden bells and snowdrops

In even better news the Time Warner Comcast deal is off..

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Green activist killings up by a fifth - Global Witness
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32377110

GOP Plots to Win 2016 Presidency Without a Majority Popular Vote
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/gop-wants-a-minority-popular-vote-to-control-the-electoral-college-winner

Monsanto Employee Admits an Entire Department Exists to "Discredit" Scientists
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30120-monsanto-employee-admits-an-entire-department-exists-to-discredit-scientists#

Nebraska man challenges Oil & Gas Commission to drink fracking wastewater
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374329/-Nebraska-man-challenges-Oil-Gas-Commission-to-drink-fracking-wastewater?detail=email

Acidic oceans helped fuel extinction - and look what we are doing to the oceans at the moment.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32236676

This land is our land? Not if Republicans have their way - Whoa!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1373806/-This-land-is-our-land-Not-if-Republicans-have-their-way?detail=email

Pence and the Indiana Legislature were warned by 30 expert law professors
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1374579/-Pence-and-the-Indiana-Legislature-were-warned-by-30-expert-law-professors?detail=email

Oxnard, Calif., police get gun and skull tattoos every time they shoot someone
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1374603/-Whistleblower-cop-Oxnard-California-police-get-gun-skull-tattoos-every-time-they-shoot-someone?detail=email

Massive Glacier Melt and Fresh Water are Pouring into the Gulf of Alaska
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1373930/-Massive-Glacier-Melt-and-Fresh-Water-are-Pouring-into-the-Gulf-of-Alaska?detail=email

Mediterranean Sea 'accumulating zone of plastic debris’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32145976

Star's birth glimpsed 'in real time’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32168507

Chocolate Easter eggs go ethical
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32172008

'£20m Pembroke-born King Henry VII bed' left in car park
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-32157409

10 things we didn't know last week
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-32174898

'World's biggest Easter egg' unveiled in Argentina
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32193586

The week's weirdest news stories: Strange, Stranger Strangest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/21298512

Outbreak of drug-resistant infection could kill 80,000 in UK, report warns
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/06/drug-resistant-disease-could-kill-80000-single-uk-outbreak-report-warns

NJ police punched, kicked, allowed dog to bite Phillip White before he died in custody
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/01/1374779/-Witness-Jersey-police-punched-kicked-and-dog-bit-Phillip-White-s-face-before-he-died-in-custody?detail=email

Army of God? 6 Modern-Day Christian Terrorist Groups You Never Hear About
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/army-god-6-modern-day-christian-terrorist-groups-you-never-hear-about?akid=12975.204376.UmCD_F&rd=1&src=newsletter1034342&t=1

In Statutory Rape Case Involving Teacher and Student, Judge Asks Courtroom, 'What Young Man Would Not Jump On That Candy?’
http://www.alternet.org/statutory-rape-case-involving-teacher-and-student-judge-asks-court-room-what-young-man-would-not?akid=12975.204376.UmCD_F&rd=1&src=newsletter1034342&t=13

Horrifying Video Shows Two Officers Shooting Mentally Ill Pregnant Woman
http://www.alternet.org/horrifying-video-shows-two-officers-shooting-mentally-ill-pregnant-woman?akid=12975.204376.UmCD_F&rd=1&src=newsletter1034342&t=17

Ted Cruz Isn't an Idiot -- He's Delusional and That's Far More Dangerous
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ted-cruz-isnt-idiot-hes-delusional-and-thats-far-more-dangerous?akid=12977.308485.dLPk6y&rd=1&src=newsletter1034374&t=1

Georgia Teacher Tells Students Their Parents Aren’t Christians if They Voted for Obama - yep, they are all fried down there
http://www.alternet.org/georgia-teacher-tells-students-their-parents-arent-christians-if-they-voted-obama?akid=12977.308485.dLPk6y&rd=1&src=newsletter1034374&t=19

Texas Man Thrown in Jail for Weeks Because his Lawn was Overgrown - now here is a bit of State stupid
http://www.alternet.org/texas-man-thrown-jail-weeks-because-his-lawn-was-overgrown?akid=12977.308485.dLPk6y&rd=1&src=newsletter1034374&t=15

US Military Will Train Neo-Nazis In Ukraine - WTF?
http://firedoglake.com/2015/03/31/us-military-will-train-neo-nazis-in-ukraine/

The Perfect Birth Control for Men Is Here. Why Can't We Use It?
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-perfect-birth-control-for-men-is-here-why-cant-we-use-it?utm_source=mbtwitter

The Most Beautiful Animal You’ve Never Seen
http://www.thenation.com/article/201489/most-beautiful-animal-youve-never-seen

Tennessee lawmaker denies health care to 280,000, calls constituent 'asshole' for questioning him
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/03/1375325/-Tennessee-lawmaker-denies-healthcare-to-280-000-calls-constituent-asshole-for-questioning-him?detail=email

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has a near miss with a jar of Vaseline at a town hall meeting
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/03/1375318/-Maine-Gov-Paul-LePage-has-a-near-miss-with-a-jar-of-Vaseline-at-a-town-hall-meeting?detail=email

Indiana Governor Rewards Private Prison Lobby with Draconian Marijuana Punishments
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/01/1198564/-Indiana-Governor-Rewards-Private-Prison-Lobby-with-Draconian-Marijuana-Punishments?detail=email

“I couldn’t help but be surprised”: These Vietnam-era dirty tricks will shock you
http://www.salon.com/2015/04/03/i_couldnt_help_but_be_surprised_these_vietnam_era_dirty_tricks_will_shock_you/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Phony! ‘Tea Party’ Protesters Opposed to Florida Land Deal Were Mostly Actors Hired by Big Sugar
http://www.alternet.org/environment/tea-party-protesters-opposed-florida-land-deal-were-mostly-actors-hired-big-sugar?akid=12974.204376.3ZuHPT&rd=1&src=newsletter1034305&t=23

20 Years in Prison for Having a Miscarriage - Is Our Country Going Nuts?
http://www.alternet.org/gender/20-years-prison-having-miscarriage-our-country-going-nuts?akid=12974.204376.3ZuHPT&rd=1&src=newsletter1034305&t=11

The Secret History of the Supernova at the Bottom of the Sea
http://nautil.us/issue/22/slow/the-secret-history-of-the-supernova-at-the-bottom-of-the-sea

Fracking Town’s Desperate Laid-off Workers: ‘They Don’t Tell You It’s All a Lie’
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/fracking-towns-desperate-laid-workers-they-dont-tell-you-its-all-lie

GMO Advocate Claims Monsanto Key Roundup Ingredient Is Safe to Drink, but Is Terrified to Drink It
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/no-i-won-t-drink-that-frackin-water

EPA Restricts Use of Pesticides Suspected of Killing Bees - too little too late?
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/epa-calls-halt-use-pesticides-suspected-killing-bees-n334936

‘Leave This Planet’: Twitter Trolls Rage After Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares ‘Truthful’ Pledge of Allegiance - but he’s right! That is exactly the way it is in the US at the moment
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/leave-planet-twitter-trolls-rage-after-neil-degrasse-tyson-shares-truthful-pledge?akid=12970.204376.conMMF&rd=1&src=newsletter1034293&t=9

Black Woman Activist Faces Charges of 'Lynching' for Protest Activities
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/black-woman-activist-faces-charges-lynching-protest-activities?akid=12978.204376._oQLcO&rd=1&src=newsletter1034423&t=7

John Oliver Employs Brilliant Tactic to Get Edward Snowden to Explain Why NSA Surveillance Matters
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/watch-john-oliver-employs-brilliant-tactic-get-edward-snowden-explain-why-nsa?akid=12978.204376._oQLcO&rd=1&src=newsletter1034423&t=3

Monsanto Is in Hot Water - Again
http://truth-out.org/news/item/29992-monsanto-is-in-hot-water-again#

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet - I don’t know why the WP thinks this hasn’t been discussed or out there, but just in case you don’t know here it is again.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/01/the-arctic-climate-threat-that-nobodys-even-talking-about-yet/?postshare=41427911898237

Litefeet dancers take on social media, NYPD
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32178452

Sting in the tail? Screams as bees interrupt Obama's story
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32197106

Guess what Blackwater has been up to recently? - ripping off the US taxpayer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1374715/-Guess-what-Blackwater-has-been-up-to-recently?detail=email

Another red state caught lying to the Supreme Court about health insurance exchanges
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/06/1375940/-Another-red-state-caught-lying-to-the-Supreme-Court-about-health-insurance-nbsp-exchanges?detail=email

Teaching Evolution in Kentucky
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/07/1376110/-Hard-Duty-Teaching-Evolution-in-Kentucky?detail=email

Mission Blue
http://mission-blue.org/act/

Too cute
http://www.alaskawild.org/polar-bear-cubs-emerge/?akid=988.9290.PgM_LJ&rd=1&t=4

Brontosaurus dino name is revived - It’s bout time
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32205289

Stop Calling This Man a 'Libertarian': What 2016 Campaign Journos Miss About Rand Paul
http://www.alternet.org/media/stop-calling-man-libertarian-what-2016-campaign-journos-miss-about-rand-paul?akid=12982.204376.Bj3sT2&rd=1&src=newsletter1034434&t=9

Married Couple Beaten by DC Cops as their Young Children Screamed in Horror (Video)
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/married-couple-beaten-dc-cops-their-young-children-screamed-horror-video?akid=12982.204376.Bj3sT2&rd=1&src=newsletter1034434&t=21

Inside the Latest Fracking Controversy Brewing in Texas
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/inside-latest-fracking-controversy-brewing-texas?akid=12982.204376.Bj3sT2&rd=1&src=newsletter1034434&t=15

Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for Earth
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jupiter-destroyer-of-worlds-may-have-paved-the-way-for-earth

Indiana has not been in my good graces lately and because of this it will probably remain out of favor - they are out of their ever loving f’in minds! It doesn’t say much for the women of that state either.
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1269/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11138#

Cambridge cat Bluey 'shunned for her loud purr' finds new home
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-32163107

Keep Discrimination Legal Because Bible Tells Businesses Not to Hire Atheists - when are the sane Americans going to wake up?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/fox-guest-keep-discrimination-legal-because-bible-tells-businesses-not-hire?akid=12984.204376.sbFWXo&rd=1&src=newsletter1034502&t=19

Let's say I knew how to make your phone stay charged forever without plugging it into a wall again.
http://www.upworthy.com/lets-say-i-knew-how-to-make-your-phone-stay-charged-forever-without-plugging-it-into-a-wall-again?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Rand Paul Loves Big Government
http://www.thenation.com/blog/203705/rand-paul-r-stunning-hypocrisy?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%20-%20filter%20fix%2020150407&newsletter=email_nation

Jon Stewart Blasts GOP's "F**ked Up" Response to Indiana Law
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/videos/video/jon-stewart-blasts-gop-s-quot-f-ked-up-quot-response-to-indiana-law

Barney Frank drops a bombshell: How a shocking anecdote explains the financial crisis
http://www.salon.com/2015/03/31/barney_frank_drops_a_bombshell_how_a_shocking_anecdote_explains_the_financial_crisis/

In 2008, Rand Paul Said We Should Slash Taxes on the Rich Because That's What the Church "Asked For” - HUH?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/2008-rand-paul-said-we-should-slash-taxes-rich-because-thats-what-churchasked?akid=12988.204376.-2qqQw&rd=1&src=newsletter1034543&t=2

Humanist Group and ACLU Slam Oklahoma School Officials After Teacher Distributes Bibles in Class - and they are right to do so
http://www.alternet.org/education/humanist-group-and-aclu-slam-oklahoma-school-officials-after-teacher-distributes-bibles?akid=12988.204376.-2qqQw&rd=1&src=newsletter1034543&t=17

Democrats Blast Sen. Chuck Schumer's Threat to Kill Iran Deal
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/30113-democrats-blast-sen-chuck-schumer-s-threat-to-kill-iran-deal

T. rex cousin has battle scars and signs of cannibalism
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32233105

Red River Women
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-dc75304f-e77c-4125-aacf-83e7714a5840

Texas Cop Caught on Video Punching Air Force Veteran — After She Says She’s Pregnant
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/texas-cop-caught-video-punching-air-force-veteran-after-she-says-shes-pregnant?akid=12989.204376.Z-OmSz&rd=1&src=newsletter1034559&t=15

Cop Admits to Quotas, Falsifying Charges, & Extorting the Poor
http://www.alternet.org/cop-admits-quotas-falsifying-charges-extorting-poor?akid=12989.204376.Z-OmSz&rd=1&src=newsletter1034559&t=21

The five-year-old boy who discovered a dinosaur in Texas
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32229216

'Terror birds' had deep voices, fossil suggests
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32218542

Orchid black market: '£150,000 for one plant’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nshf1

The liquid that can stop bullets and other tech news
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32124859

'The market is rigged’
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32246655

Celebrating 50 years of the Pennine Way
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-32166554

George RR Martin says rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/09/george-rr-martin-right-wing-broken-hugo-awards

As a Private Lawyer, Ted Cruz Defended Companies Found Guilty of Wrongdoing
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/ted-cruz-lawyer-braun-medical-shandong-linglong

Fracking May Release Cancer-Causing Radioactive Gas, According to Surprising New Study
http://www.alternet.org/environment/fracking-releases-lung-cancer-causing-radioactive-gas-according-surprising-new-study?akid=12994.204376.lNYiy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1034621&t=3

Preparing for presidental run, Rick Santorum proudly trumpets his record of anti-gay bigotry
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/09/1376737/-Preparing-for-presidental-run-Rick-Santorum-proudly-trumpets-his-record-of-anti-gay-bigotry?detail=email

Someone released their goldfish and now there are thousands of goldfish taking over a Colorado lake - oops!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/09/1376624/-Someone-released-their-goldfish-and-now-there-are-thousands-of-goldfish-taking-over-a-Colorado-lake?detail=email

Comcast won't allow man whose home burned down cancel cable
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/09/1376653/-Comcast-won-t-allow-man-whose-home-burned-down-cancel-cable?detail=email

'Harry Potter-style' wizardry school comes to life in Poland
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32263150

Metal detectorist in Kelshall unearths 'exceptional' Roman finds
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-32260914

Ugandan dream to create a global cartoon character
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32282383

A Day in the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-lighthouse-keeper?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=pom_20150412&utm_campaign=Content

A Day in the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/newzealand_kaikoura?source=relatedvideo

South Carolina argues to Supreme Court that it can discriminate against gays AND women
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/10/1376728/-South-Carolina-argues-to-Supreme-Court-that-it-can-discriminate-against-gays-AND-women?detail=email

11-year-old has criminal and felony charges against him for kicking trash can in school - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/10/1376872/-11-year-old-has-criminal-and-felony-charges-against-him-for-kicking-trash-can-in-school?detail=email

Our Coming Theocratic Hell: The Right’s “Religious Freedom” Push Is Just the Beginning
http://www.alternet.org/belief/our-coming-theocratic-hell-rights-religious-freedom-push-just-beginning?akid=13002.204376.QYUqK1&rd=1&src=newsletter1034738&t=7

Jon Stewart Gleefully Trashes the Welfare State of Kansas
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/jon-stewart-gleefully-trashes-welfare-state-kansas?akid=12996.204376.KFJGr_&rd=1&src=newsletter1034659&t=3

Ted Cruz Is Tired of the Media Making Him Look Bad by Accurately Quoting His Remarks
http://www.alternet.org/media/ted-cruz-tired-media-making-him-look-bad-accurately-quoting-his-remarks?akid=12996.204376.KFJGr_&rd=1&src=newsletter1034659&t=13

Rand Paul: America's hungry seniors should turn to charity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/22/987624/-Rand-Paul-America-s-hungry-seniors-should-turn-to-charity?detail=emailclassic

Ayn Rand on Johnny Carson: make this go viral
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/14/1120166/-Ayn-Rand-on-Johnny-Carson-make-this-go-viral?detail=emailclassic

The oil and gas industry helped develop a camera that can show you things they insist aren't there. - watch the video.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-oil-and-gas-industry-helped-develop-a-camera-that-can-show-you-things-they-insist-arent-there?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Giant Rabbits Make Excellent Pets, Just Sayin'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/06/giant-rabbits-photos-videos_n_7010678.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

28 Majestic Owls Caught On Camera
http://www.earthporm.com/28-majestic-owls-caught-camera/?ts_pid=2

An Imaginative Love Story
http://www.nytimes.com/video/fashion/100000003622441/modern-love-an-imaginative-love-story.html?emc=edit_th_20150411&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

US exhibit shows women as objects and adverts
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32292215

Dutch government taken to court on climate change - citizens in every country should be doing this
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32300214

Mountain lion hides under Los Angeles house - maybe the mountain lion is better security tyrant the system that was being installed. :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32297634

Soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 73 - sad
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32301435

Why did giant fish hurl themselves at rowers?
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-32301982

Marco Rubio Would Reopen Gitmo, Reverse Obama Foreign Policy - moron
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/marco-rubio-reopen-gitmo-reverse-obama-foreign-policy/story?id=30292526&utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=d0a32887ba-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-d0a32887ba-391758205

LISTEN: Cop Who Shot and Killed Walter Scott Laughed About Adrenaline Rush
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/listen-cop-who-shot-and-killed-walter-scott-laughed-about-adrenaline-rush?akid=13003.204376.jqNmgU&rd=1&src=newsletter1034780&t=13

Deputy Who Accidentally Shot Restrained Man Is a Wealthy Exec Who Pays to Play Cop
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/deputy-who-accidentally-shot-restrained-man-wealthy-exec-who-pays-play-cop?akid=13003.204376.jqNmgU&rd=1&src=newsletter1034780&t=3

Dashcam Video Released of Slager Brutalizing Man Months Before Killing Walter Scott - and he’s done this type of thing before. So, why is he still working on the force?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/dashcam-video-released-slager-brutalizing-man-months-killing-walter-scott?akid=13006.204376.IZQfsd&rd=1&src=newsletter1034825&t=17

Republicans Are Saying Environmentalists Caused California’s Drought. Here’s Why They’re Wrong - the rupugs are unredeemable
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/09/3643879/the-backwards-way-of-approaching-californias-drought/

The Numbers Are Staggering -- The US Is a 'World Leader' in Child Poverty
http://www.alternet.org/economy/numbers-are-staggering-us-world-leader-child-poverty?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=3

Woman Tasered to Death by Deputies While She was Cuffed, Shackled, and Masked
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/woman-tasered-death-deputies-while-she-was-cuffed-shackled-and-masked?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=17

Nestlé Has Been Pumping Water From a National Forest With an Expired Permit For Over 25 Years
http://www.alternet.org/environment/nestle-has-been-pumping-water-national-forest-expired-permit-over-25-years?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=21

Texas Lawmaker's Staff Says Meeting with LGBT Group ‘a Waste of Time’ - not much of a rep.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/texas-lawmakers-staff-says-meeting-lgbt-group-waste-time?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=23

Rand Paul makes strong bid for insufferable jerk vote
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/08/1376428/-Rand-Paul-makes-strong-bid-for-insufferable-jerk-vote

Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/12/improbable-libraries-alex-johnson

Man Kills Himself Holding 'Tax The 1%' in Front of the Capitol -- and Nobody Hears About It
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/man-kills-himself-holding-tax-1-front-capitol-and-nobody-hears-about-it?akid=13007.308485.N7qlqx&rd=1&src=newsletter1034839&t=11

Technologically Challenged Cops Assault Teen and Try to Delete Video, Fail
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/technologically-challenged-cops-assault-teen-and-try-delete-video-they-failed?akid=13007.308485.N7qlqx&rd=1&src=newsletter1034839&t=21

Walmart, Macy's and Other Corporate Thieves Stealing Workers' Comp
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/hightower-walmart-macys-and-other-corporate-thieves-stealing-workers-comp?akid=13010.204376.NLfTJC&rd=1&src=newsletter1034885&t=15

'Significant' Pictish fort found off Aberdeenshire coast
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-32325310

Cracked it! Scientists solve puzzle of why knuckles crack when pulled
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/15/cracked-it-scientists-solve-puzzle-of-why-knuckles-crack-when-pulled

Doing the Unthinkable: Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank a New York Nuclear Power Plant - well this is a disaster waiting to happen.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30234-doing-the-unthinkable-giant-gas-pipeline-to-flank-a-new-york-nuclear-power-plant

Fracking and Big Ag Are Polluting 80 Percent of the Depleted Groundwater in California
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/fracking-and-big-ag-are-polluting-80-of-the-depleted-groundwater-in-california

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Scientists may have found potential cause of the disease in the behaviour of immune cells - giving new hope to millions
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/alzheimers-breakthrough-scientists-may-have-found-potential-cause-of-the-disease-in-the-behaviour-of-immune-cells--giving-new-hope-to-millions-10176652.html

Rand Paul: America's hungry seniors should turn to charity

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/22/987624/-Rand-Paul-America-s-hungry-seniors-should-turn-to-charity?detail=email

Spanish citizens hold hologram protest against new gag law
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/14/1377757/-Spanish-citizens-hold-hologram-protest-against-new-gag-law?detail=email

California Assembly panel approves legislation preventing police from viewing body camera footage - good idea
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/14/1377729/-California-passes-intelligent-legislation-preventing-police-from-viewing-body-camera-footage?detail=email

Snowboarder becomes first to land 1800 degree spinning jump
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32342346

A Trade Rule That Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Leak Shows TPP Would Do Just That
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30250-a-trade-rule-that-makes-it-illegal-to-favor-local-business-newest-leak-shows-tpp-would-do-that-and-more

Petcoke in Chicago: A Toxic Gift From the Koch Brothers
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/petcoke-in-chicago-a-toxic-gift-from-the-koch-brothers

The Daily Show takes on Monsanto
http://foodrevolution.org/blog/daily-show-monsanto/

Scientists film sperm whale 'doing laps' of underwater camera
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32360910

New glass frog with translucent skin found in Costa Rica - cool.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32377243

Alien Supercivilizations Absent from 100,000 Nearby Galaxies
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-supercivilizations-absent-from-100-000-nearby-galaxies/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150417

Republicans who limit what medical students can learn doom us to stupid doctors
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/20/republicans-ban-teaching-medical-students-abortion

Police Cadet Quits Academy, Reports Cops After Witnessing Homeless Man Being Beaten By Officers
http://www.alternet.org/police-cadet-quits-academy-reports-cops-after-witnessing-homeless-man-being-beaten-officers?akid=13021.204376.CnKWg4&rd=1&src=newsletter1035068&t=15

Archaeologists find new evidence of lost colonists on Hatteras
http://outerbanksvoice.com/2015/04/12/archaeologists-find-new-evidence-of-lost-colonists-on-hatteras/

SENATOR: DECADE-OLD GULF OIL LEAK IS ‘UNACCEPTABLE'
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GULF_OIL_SPILL_HIDDEN_SPILL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Jon Stewart Crushes Dick Cheney for Misleading the Public About Iran
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jon-stewart-crushes-dick-cheney-misleading-public-about-iran?akid=13016.204376.-ecHu7&rd=1&src=newsletter1034990&t=7

HILLARY CLINTON’S ANSWER ON ABORTION LEAVES ‘PRO-LIFE’ SENATOR SPEECHLESS (VIDEO)
http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/hillary-clintons-answer-on-abortion-leaves-pro-life-senator-speechless-video/

Baby Octopuses hatching - ah, so cute
https://imgur.com/8BN0Eep

Flawless 100 carat diamond up for auction at Sotheby’s - that’s a rock
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32391156

45 years after Apollo 13: Ars looks at what went wrong and why
http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/apollo-13-the-mistakes-the-explosion-and-six-hours-of-live-saving-decisions/1/

Incredible Nurse Cat From Poland Looks After Other Animals At Animal Shelter - good kitty.
http://www.boredpanda.com/veterinary-nurse-cat-hugs-shelter-animals-radamenes-bydgoszcz-poland/

Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32398027

A Police Story Unravels: How Did the NYPD Break an NBA Player’s Leg?
http://www.thenation.com/blog/204425/police-story-unravels-how-did-nypd-break-nba-players-leg

Americans See How Extreme Scott Walker Is, As He Lashes Out Against Legal Immigrants
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/americans-see-how-extreme-scott-walker-he-lashes-out-against-legal-immigrants?akid=13030.204376.eEjLkC&rd=1&src=newsletter1035255&t=1

Cops Kill Man for Refusing to ID as He Dropped Off Stray Cat to Animal Shelter, Police Remain Silent - WTF? Both police and shelter employees are at fault here. Why would you need an ID to drop off and animal?
http://www.alternet.org/cops-kill-man-refusing-id-he-dropped-stray-cat-animal-shelter-police-remain-silent?akid=13030.204376.eEjLkC&rd=1&src=newsletter1035255&t=19

Ted Cruz and the funny, magical hymen - there just no words…except, What a fucking moron!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379419/-Ted-Cruz-and-the-funny-magical-hymen?detail=email

Pregnant fast food worker robbed at gunpoint, told to repay stolen cash or be fired - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379444/-Pregnant-fast-food-worker-robbed-at-gunpoint-told-to-repay-stolen-cash-or-be-fired?detail=email

Kochs' acquisition of the Republican Party nearly complete
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379525/-Kochs-acquisition-of-the-Republican-Party-nearly-nbsp-complete?detail=email

On TPP, Warren Shows Backbone, Fires Back At Obama; Watch Bernie Sanders, Too
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379531/-On-TPP-Warren-Shows-Backbone-Fires-Back-At-Obama?detail=email

Vast replica recreates prehistoric Chauvet cave
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32403867

China: Funeral strippers in authorities' sights - well, you learn something every day.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-32448416

Giant sinkhole threatens New Jersey homes
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32434494

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre goes virtual with an app
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32388430

Jetman: Flying is 'the greatest feeling of freedom’
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32248594

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March 31st

Here is a bit of fun with one of my fave tracks of all time. It is the Sanskrit version! :) Just keep listening. Lots of good stuff.
https://soundcloud.com/krishashok/leela

The BBC has revamped its site again. Honestly! I think they are forcing desktop users to have to look at ugly tablet/cel phone design. It is ugly and they have lost things…like the 1 minute world news - what’s up with that and the latest story ticker. Not happy with it at all! Boo Hiss!

On the yarn front, Bernat has issued a recall for its yarn called Tizzy. Read more here:
http://www.yarnspirations.com/tizzyrecall/form/us/

I spent some time spinning yarn this weekend on my drop spindle just to keep my hand in, so to speak. Just some odds and ends I was give a while back. Of course, they still need to be plied and have the twist set, etc., etc.





Another on of my pet peeves is taking place. My office chair is loosing its ability to stay in the position I want it in. Now I am experience what a child feels like at the dinner table as I sink lower and lower towards the floor. I think it is time to get a new chair.

Looks like Arkansas is going to introduce a discrimination bill just like the one from Indiana. So, get ready to boycott that state too.

And Pence didn’t think the law would be used this way. What a MORON!
Indiana Business Owner Claims He Will Now Openly Discriminate Against Gays And Lesbians

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374128/-Indiana-Business-Owner-Claims-He-Will-Now-Openly-Discriminate?detail=email

And a bit more on Pence making an ass of himself:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374244/-Gov-Mike-Pence-is-a-liar?detail=email

And some snark…good snark:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374145/-I-am-a-Christian-business-owner-in-Indiana?detail=email

In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/opinion/in-indiana-using-religion-as-a-cover-for-bigotry.html?emc=edit_th_20150331&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

I know that below is a long list of reading but don't pass it up.

Oh, and on this last day of March it is snowing!

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Chemists claim to have solved riddle of how life began on Earth - the funds are already in an upraor. :)
http://phys.org/news/2015-03-chemists-riddle-life-began-earth.html

Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31976749

Tenn. GOPer slams Volkswagen: Creating 200,000 jobs is ‘intentionally’ a ‘magnet for unionized labor’ - moron alert
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/tenn-goper-slams-volkswagen-creating-200000-jobs-is-intentionally-a-magnet-for-unionized-labor/

Watching the Duggars teach their daughter to kiss will make you want to climb out of your own skin - creepy family
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/watching-the-duggars-teach-their-daughter-to-kiss-will-make-you-want-to-climb-out-of-your-own-skin/

Visions of space on the 50th anniversary of the first spacewalk
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31927266

Music videos without the, um, music
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31923457

How fashion survived WW2 rationing
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31938129

Aaron Schock, US lawmaker with 'Downton office,' resigns - good. That office didn’t even look like Downton. Who ever was the designer missed the mark totally
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31927270

The dreams of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31855385

Free bassist Andy Fraser dies at 62
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31937608

French dating site taken to court for promoting adultery
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31936498

Study finds link between breastfeeding and intelligence
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31937895

Jewellery made from urban decay
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31814652

How Processed Foods Can Be a Disaster for Your Health
http://www.alternet.org/food/how-processed-foods-can-be-disaster-your-health?akid=12900.204376.SKyoyl&rd=1&src=newsletter1033428&t=5

How One Abnormal Pap Smear Lost a Woman Access to Gynecological Care - Blue Cross Blue Shield of course.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/heartless-how-one-abnormal-pap-smear-lost-woman-access-gynecological-care?akid=12900.204376.SKyoyl&rd=1&src=newsletter1033428&t=7

Cotton has 'no regrets' on Iran letter, warns that 'they already control Tehran’ - LMAO ROF, moron!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/16/1371237/-Cotton-has-no-regrets-on-Iran-letter-warns-that-they-already-control-Tehran?detail=email

And now someone has looked at his work record. Doesn’t indicate too much of an intelligence.

What happened in Tom Cotton's law career?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/15/1371070/-What-happened-in-Tom-Cotton-s-law-career?detail=email

Tom Cotton, sociopath, believes we should be led by male elites like him
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/15/1371153/-Tom-Cotton-sociopath-believes-we-should-be-lead-by-male-elites?detail=email

Godwin's Law Strikes again
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/17/1371438/-Godwin-s-Law-Strikes-again?detail=email

Jon Stewart: Who's Drunker, the Secret Service or the Media?
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-whos-drunker-secret-service-or-media?akid=12899.204376.-eNVR2&rd=1&src=newsletter1033412&t=8

Right-Wing Alabama Judge's Son Claims His Drug Arrest is Just a Liberal Plot to Destroy His Family - yeah right, sounds like spoiled brat entitlement to me
http://www.alternet.org/son-infamous-alabama-judge-claims-his-arrest-just-liberal-plot-destroy-his-family?akid=12899.204376.-eNVR2&rd=1&src=newsletter1033412&t=14

3,000 year-old tomb of ancient Egyptian nobleman discovered in Luxor
http://www.thecairopost.com/news/141135/culture/3000-year-old-tomb-of-ancient-egyptian-nobleman-discovered-in-luxor

Why the Fringe Fundamentalist Belief in Demonic Possession Has Real-Life Dangers - what a bunch of nutters
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/03/12/arkansas_state_legislator_justin_harris_re_homed_his_daughters_to_a_rapist.html

Jon Stewart Rips Texas Over Gay Marriage Ban "Hate Cake”
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/videos/video/jon-stewart-rips-texas-over-gay-marriage-ban-quot-hate-cake-quot

Koch Brothers Are Endangering the Planet by Funding Climate Change Denial
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/koch-brothers-are-endangering-the-planet-by-funding-climate-change-denial

Pitcairn Islands get huge marine reserve - Well Done UK!
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31943633

The Senate Is Trying to Pass a Cybersecurity Bill Some Are Labeling the "Patriot Act 2.0”
http://mic.com/articles/112908/the-senate-is-trying-to-pass-a-cybersecurity-bill-some-are-labeling-the-patriot-act-2-0?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=cf3e1c6f3c-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-cf3e1c6f3c-391758205

Look, your eyes are wired backwards: here’s why
https://theconversation.com/look-your-eyes-are-wired-backwards-heres-why-38319

San Francisco Church Installs Watering System to Drench Homeless and Keep Them Away - what is wrong with these people? I really do think it is time for churches to lose their non-profit status. Apparently they have now reversed their stace - they’re still scumbags
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/san-francisco-church-installs-watering-system-drench-homeless-and-keep-them-away?akid=12904.204376.GjfxqL&rd=1&src=newsletter1033471&t=11

Jon Stewart Skewers the American Food System for Pushing 'Cool Ranch Carcinogens’
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/18/jon-stewart-daily-show-olivebucks-american-food?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-18

The Horrifying Ways Jehovah Witnesses Keep Child Abuse Victims Silent
http://www.alternet.org/belief/horrifying-ways-jehovah-witnesses-keep-child-abuse-victims-silent?akid=12905.204376.7gVvAJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1033476&t=20

One in ten wild bees face extinction in Europe
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31963056

Bill Gates warns on future disease epidemic
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31956344

Oklahoma politicians pass sharia law to get around gay marriage
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/17/1371526/-Jon-Stewart-Oklahoma-Politicians-Passing-Sharia-Law-to-get-around-gay-marriage?detail=email

Congressional Republicans Propose Another Immoral Budget, Targeting Safety Nets
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/congressional-republicans-propose-another-immoral-budget-targeting-safety-nets?akid=12908.204376.Pplysr&rd=1&src=newsletter1033526&t=15

The science of Red Hair
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/07/1043223/-The-science-of-Red-Hair?detail=email

Total eclipse viewed from a plane over Faroe Islands - Uk got lucky with the eclipse
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31980255

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31988540

Hunting for Prince's vault - interesting
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31962180

3D printing helps build the Sagrada Familia - the windows are great - kinda like a great ombre batik, kinda.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31923259

These Republicans Want to Take Away Your Weekend - slavery is next?
http://www.thenation.com/article/201817/these-republicans-want-take-away-your-weekend?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%20-%20filter%20fix%2020150319&newsletter=email_nation

5 Hallmarks of the New American Order
http://www.thenation.com/article/201977/5-hallmarks-new-american-order?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%20-%20filter%20fix%2020150319&newsletter=email_nation

There Might Be Metal in Your Macaroni and Cheese - oh, and don’t trust the “kids eat right” logo, all a company has to do is fork over undisclosed amounts of money and they get to use the logo.
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/18/kraft-mac-and-cheese-recall?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-19

How Americans Are Brainwashed to Fear Exactly the Wrong Things
http://www.alternet.org/investigations/how-americans-are-brainwashed-fear-exactly-wrong-things?akid=12910.308485.lyy9UQ&rd=1&src=newsletter1033541&t=2

Fox On-Air Propagandists Blare That Not Everyone Should Vote
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/fox-on-air-propagandists-blare-that-not-everyone-should-vote

Paul Krugman Reveals the Outrageous Con Job Behind the Savage GOP Budget
http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-reveals-outrageous-con-job-behind-savage-gop-budget?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=3

Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31992627

Crisis Pregnancy Center Tells Woman Her IUD Is Her 'Baby,' Plus Countless Other Lies
http://www.alternet.org/gender/crisis-pregnancy-center-tells-woman-her-iud-her-baby-plus-countless-other-lies?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=9

Jeb Bush Implicitly Endorses Georgia Bill that Would Legalize Discrimination Against Gay People
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jeb-bush-implicitly-endorses-georgia-bill-would-legalize-discrimination-against?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=11

Jon Stewart Lets Fly in Brilliant 'Rage-gasm' About Fox's Relentless Hypocrisy
http://www.alternet.org/media/watch-jon-stewart-lets-fly-brilliant-rage-gasm-about-foxs-relentless-hypocrisy?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=7

Dolphin Stampede Captured by Flying Drone
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/19/dolphin-stampede-captured-drone?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-20

The Stolen Art of the Gardner Museum
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/resources/theft

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Threatened Germany Over Snowden Asylum
http://jonathanturley.org/2015/03/21/glenn-greenwald-u-s-threatened-germany-over-snowden-asylum/

Groundbreaking Permaculture Film Offers Bold New Solution in Regenerative Agriculture
http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/17/inhabit-permaculture-perspective/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=6de76cd3bf-Top_News_3_20_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-6de76cd3bf-85986361

Paul Krugman is a Must-Read Today (Again)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/20/1372134/-Paul-Krugman-is-a-Must-Read-Today-Again?detail=email

Time Magazine must think that US is comprised of idiots
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/25/1039957/-STUNNING-Comparing-U-S-World-Covers-for-TIME-Magazine?detail=email

St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/28/1325409/-St-Paul-police-violently-arrest-a-black-man-for-sitting-on-bench-waiting-for-his-children-VIDEO?detail=email

Conservative organization busted trying to get peaceful protestors to say they want to kill police
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/20/1372131/-Conservative-organization-busted-trying-to-get-peaceful-protestors-say-they-want-to-kill-police?detail=email

Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana - yep, the South is fried.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/16/virginia-school-suspends-an-11-year-old-for-one-year-over-a-leaf-that-wasnt-marijuana/

Climate-sceptic US senator given funds by BP political action committee
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/22/climate-sceptic-us-politician-jim-inhofe-bp-political-action-committee

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/16/the-melting-of-antarctica-was-already-really-bad-it-just-got-worse/

Wait, a toy company published *what* in its magazine for girls? - WTF? Shame on Lego
http://www.upworthy.com/wait-a-toy-company-published-what-in-its-magazine-for-girls?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

France Decrees New Rooftops Must Be Covered in Plants or Solar Panels - Well done France!
http://www.alternet.org/environment/france-decrees-new-rooftops-must-be-covered-plants-or-solar-panels?akid=12919.204376.nLLrPj&rd=1&src=newsletter1033646&t=23

'Monster salamanders' found in fossilised mass grave
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32016625

Gold in faeces 'worth millions’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32026636

'Largest ever asteroid impact' found in Australia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-32028173

With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over - sounds wonderful but how toxic is it?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/science/with-new-nonstick-coating-the-wait-and-waste-is-over.html?emc=edit_th_20150324&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Indian two-year-old sets national archery record
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-32046302

Bringing Russian bathhouses to Britain
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31932149

Obama smells smoke at Science Fair prompting British joke
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32027085

Exposing America's Billionaire Welfare Ranchers
http://www.alternet.org/economy/exposing-americas-billionaire-welfare-ranchers?akid=12926.204376.iJl_5n&rd=1&src=newsletter1033774&t=3

$600 Million Fracking Company Sues Tiny Ohio Town for Its Water - does this seems wrong to you?
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/fracking-company-sues-ohio-village-their-water?akid=12926.204376.iJl_5n&rd=1&src=newsletter1033774&t=13

Millions of Americans Are Embarrassingly Ill-Informed – And They Do Not Care
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/millions-americans-are-embarrassingly-ill-informed-and-they-do-not-care-0?akid=12926.204376.iJl_5n&rd=1&src=newsletter1033774&t=19

A lawyer shows up at a 'right-to-work' hearing. And ... cue the laughter.
http://www.upworthy.com/a-lawyer-shows-up-at-a-right-to-work-hearing-and-cue-the-laughter?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Living With Lava, a Slow-Motion Disaster
http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003584147/living-with-lava-a-slow-motion-disaster.html?emc=edit_th_20150325&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Arizona woman cleared after 22 years on death row: 'This is not happiness’ - WTF?
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/24/arizona-debra-milke-cleared-22-years-death-row

Florida Govt. Employee Punished and Told to Seek Mental Health Evaluation After Using Term 'Climate Change’
http://www.alternet.org/environment/florida-govt-employee-punished-and-told-seek-mental-health-evaluation-after-using-term?akid=12917.204376.CYiogf&rd=1&src=newsletter1033595&t=19

Jon Stewart Slams Big Food For ‘Death Menu of Artificial Chemicals, Antibiotics and Cool Ranch Carcinogens’
http://www.alternet.org/food/jon-stewart-slams-big-food-death-menu-artificial-chemicals-antibiotics-and-cool-ranch?akid=12917.204376.CYiogf&rd=1&src=newsletter1033595&t=11

Jon Stewart's Hilarious Takedown of Ted Cruz's Presidential Announcement
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewarts-hilarious-takedown-ted-cruzs-presidential-announcement?akid=12925.204376.HjYmks&rd=1&src=newsletter1033738&t=6

This NY Bill Could Effectively Make You a Felon If You're Arrested During a Protest
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ny-bill-could-effectively-make-you-felon-if-youre-arrested-during-protest?akid=12925.204376.HjYmks&rd=1&src=newsletter1033738&t=2

Georgia Women Arrested Protesting Bill That Would Let Employers Fire Women Who've Had An Abortion
http://www.alternet.org/gender/georgia-women-arrested-protesting-bill-would-let-employers-fire-women-whove-had-abortion?akid=12925.204376.HjYmks&rd=1&src=newsletter1033738&t=16

Mama and Baby Otter: Squee
http://www.bbcamerica.com/earth-night/videos/mama-and-baby-otter-squee/?j=799597&e=bWljaGFlbDc5OUBvcHRvbmxpbmUubmV0&l=30_HTML&u=61225774&mid=7001778&jb=131&cm_mmc=ExactTarget-_-email-_-BBC+America+Newsletter_2015-03_25+Copy-_-email&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=BBC+America+Newsletter_2015-03_25+Copy

‘Harry Potter’ Meets ‘Uptown Funk’ in Magical Parody
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2015/03/watch-harry-potter-meets-uptown-funk-in-magical-parody/

Hilarious Video: Florida's Chief of Emergency Management Mocked for Refusing to Say the Words 'Climate Change’ - FL a state run by MORONS
http://www.alternet.org/environment/hilarious-video-floridas-chief-emergency-management-mocked-refusing-say-words-climate?akid=12929.204376.UkxlC9&rd=1&src=newsletter1033822&t=9

direct link:
http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/worker-sent-home-for-sharing-climate-change-views--416138307895

'Eat rice cold for fewer calories’
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32019176

WHY WHITE, SOLAR-REFLECTING PAINT IS GREENER THAN A ROOFTOP GARDEN - still think the green garden is more pleasing to the eye.
http://sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-2-march-april/one-hand/why-white-solar-reflecting-paint-greener-rooftop-garden?suppress=true&src=1link&utm_source=greenlife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE NEARSIGHTED? - doesn’t quite wash with me. I was outside most of my childhood.
http://www.popsci.com/why-are-so-many-people-nearsighted?dom=tw&src=SOC

A Loss for Words
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/30/a-loss-for-words

We know where you’ve been: Ars acquires 4.6M license plate scans from the cops
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/we-know-where-youve-been-ars-acquires-4-6m-license-plate-scans-from-the-cops/3/

Ruins found in remote Argentinian jungle 'may be secret Nazi hideout’
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/23/nazis-secret-hideout-found-in-remote-argentinian-jungle

Starling slaughter leaves northern Nevada awash with rotting birds - they should have never killed the birds in the first place!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/24/starling-slaughter-northern-nevada-department-agriculture

Search the skies with the Bradford Robotic Telescope
http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2015/mar/24/search-the-skies-with-the-bradford-robotic-telescope

The Art and Science of Art Conservation
http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2015/mar/23/the-art-and-science-of-art-conservation

If Republicans Did Get Intel From Israeli Spies, They Could Be Charged Under Espionage Act - Whoa!
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/03/24/if-republicans-did-get-intel-from-israeli-spies-they-could-be-charged-under-espionage-act/

John Oliver goes off on a terrible practice that was supposed to be outlawed in the 1830s.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-goes-off-on-a-terrible-practice-that-was-supposed-to-be-outlawed-in-the-1830s?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S. one of many reasons this abortion of rights should be ditched, filed in #13, etc.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/business/trans-pacific-partnership-seen-as-door-for-foreign-suits-against-us.html?emc=edit_th_20150326&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Gregory Walcott, Actor Known for ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ Dies at 87
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/arts/television/gregory-walcott-actor-known-for-plan-9-from-outer-space-dies-at-87.html?emc=edit_th_20150326&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

A-level textbook Alain Anderton’s Economics most popular book at Bank of England - ah…think you might want to be a bit scared here
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/alevel-textbook-alain-andertons-economics-most-popular-book-at-bank-of-england-10128471.html

New Copyright Law Threatens to Put Artists Like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons in Jail - read it, it is insane.
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/british-copyright-law-criminalizes-breaches-279948

They Really Don’t Like the Rest of Us - some people are really, no really scumbags!
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/03/26/they-really-dont-like-the-rest-of-us/

'Cat litter mix' closed US nuclear waste repository - sorry, but who was the genius that decided to use cat litter?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32079504

Dark matter 'ghosts' through galactic smash-ups
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32066013

Antarctic ice shelf thinning speeds up
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31965454

China's Ili Pika: The 'magic bunny' goes viral - yep, it’s cute.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-32079630

Millions of eels journey from Bermuda to Britain and back
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32082388

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp - wake up folks
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/arawc-walmart-campaign-against-workers-compensation

Here is a list:
• AmWINS
• Big Lots Stores, Inc.
• Brookdale
• Combined Group
• Dillard’s, Inc.
• J. B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
• Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
• Nordstrom, Inc.
• Macy’s
• PartnerSource
• Providence Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
• Safeway, Inc.
• Sedgwick, Inc.
• Sysco Corporation
• Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Sponsoring Members
• Great American Insurance Company
• Whole Foods
Associate Members
• Brinker International
• Highway Transport Logistics
• Midlands

Friend Members
• Daryl Flood Relocation & Logistics
• OccMD

How Romans wiped their butts after going to the bathroom.
http://cienciahistorica.com/articles-in-english/how-romans-wiped-their-butts-after-going-to-the-bathroom/

Shocking Dash Cam Video Shows Detroit Police Brutally Beating Innocent Man
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/shocking-dash-cam-video-shows-detroit-police-brutally-beating-innocent-man?akid=12934.204376.zaBoaV&rd=1&src=newsletter1033882&t=11

Jon Stewart Hilariously Ridicules Rick Scott for Banning the Words 'Climate Change’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-hilariously-ridicules-rick-scott-banning-words-climate-change?akid=12934.204376.zaBoaV&rd=1&src=newsletter1033882&t=5

UK chocolatier creates seven-foot tall Easter egg http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32100229

Roots
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/03/28/roots/

How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine
http://mosaicscience.com/story/how-bee-sting-saved-my-life-poison-medicine

Japan Wants You to Believe That These Coal Plants Will Help the Environment - why not build solar plants? Climate finance? My you know what.
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/japan-coal-climate-finance

Should Your State Be Able to Ignore the Nation's Most Important Pollution Law?
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/senate-gop-proposes-bill-gut-obamas-climate-plan

A better way to capture carbon
https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/better-way-capture-carbon

Authors: end to censored versions of books is 'victory for the world of dirt’ - yeah right, the “child” objected to it.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/27/clean-reader-books-app-censorship-victory-authors-celebrate

The epic fallout of Indiana's anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' law - Ok, the man is just stupid, he signed into law the RFRA and he doesn’t think it will be used to discriminate against gays, lesbians or people they just don’t like.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374141/-The-epic-fallout-of-Indiana-s-anti-LGBT-religious-freedom-law?detail=email

I did go so far to check that the yarn and fabric products I use are not made in Indiana. And quite frankly, if I find anything else in this house that comes from that state it will be used no more. And as far as the religious people who think they have been bullied into silence…religion has no place in government. You have a right to your beliefs but keep it in your homes and churches and don’t force it on the rest of America. Separation of church and state - and if religion wants to play politics they should start paying taxes.

Ohio lawmaker's personal story of rape and abortion interrupted by male colleagues laughing - the women who raised these morons should be slapped up side of the head.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/27/1373677/-Ohio-lawmaker-s-personal-story-of-rape-and-abortion-interrupted-by-male-colleagues-laughing?detail=email

America Can Afford To Increase Social Security, Despite What The Washington Post Says
http://www.alternet.org/media/america-can-afford-increase-social-security-despite-what-washington-post-says?akid=12954.308485.wLutcH&rd=1&src=newsletter1034034&t=15

The Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis)

http://www.thebiologistapprentice.com/blog/the-purple-frog-nasikabatrachus-sahyadrensis

Arizona Wants Doctors to Tell Patients that Abortions Can Be “Reversed” - forcing doctors to spout quackery?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/03/26/arizona_abortion_bill_no_abortions_can_t_be_reversed.html

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-32117815

Breakthrough for understanding whale communication
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32123131

Astronomia watch costs $500,000+
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31966690

The secret world of animated doll videos
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32042509

Union cancels Indiana conference over 'un-American' discrimination law - good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374370/-Union-cancels-Indiana-conference-over-un-American-discrimination-law?detail=email

Activists 'Shut Down' Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/27/1373887/-Activists-Shut-Down-Nestl-Water-Bottling-Plant-in-Sacramento?detail=email

As backlash against Indiana's license-to-discriminate law grows, damage control is failing
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374318/-As-backlash-against-Indiana-s-license-to-discriminate-law-grows-damage-control-is-failing?detail=email

FL Legislator's "Revenge" Bill Goes After Children Allowing ALL Discrimination! (Take That Indiana!)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/28/1374050/-FL-Legislator-s-Revenge-Bill-Goes-After-Children-Allowing-ALL-Discrimination-Take-That-Indiana?detail=email

Indiana Bill Signing Guest Bigots
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374042/-Indiana-Bill-Signing-Guest-Bigots?detail=email

Secrets of Velvet Worm Slime
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003598440/secrets-of-velvet-worm-slime.html?emc=edit_th_20150331&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Ex-CFO Stands up to Chik-Fil-A, Loses Job, Livelyhood, Ends up on Food Stamps. ABC Thinks it's Funny - And Chik-Fil-A keeps on giving to bigoted groups.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374327/-Ex-CFO-Stands-up-to-Chik-Fil-A-Loses-Job-Livelyhood-Ends-up-on-Food-Stamps-ABC-Thinks-it-s-Funny?detail=email

Arizona school officials protest education cuts, so the legislature makes their protests illegal - come on people…WAKE UP!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/28/1374000/-Arizona-school-officials-protest-education-cuts-so-the-legislature-makes-their-protests-illegal?detail=email

Nashville Prosecutors Have Made Sterilization of Women Part of Plea Deals—Recently - WTF???
http://www.alternet.org/gender/nashville-prosecutors-have-made-sterilization-women-part-plea-deals-least-4-times-last-5?akid=12958.204376.0Pnrki&rd=1&src=newsletter1034129&t=1

Woman Records Parole Officer Sexually Assaulting Her During Home Visit
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/woman-records-parole-officer-sexually-assaulting-her-during-probation-home-visit?akid=12955.204376.3LzAMy&rd=1&src=newsletter1034075&t=1

John Oliver Explains Why April Fool's Day Is the Worst
http://www.alternet.org/video/john-oliver-explains-why-april-fools-day-worst?akid=12955.204376.3LzAMy&rd=1&src=newsletter1034075&t=19

George Takei: Boycott Indiana
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/george-takei-boycott-indiana

After Vicious Smear Campaign by Ted Cruz Adviser, Second Missouri GOP Official Commits Suicide - well, you can’t tell me that Cruz didn’t know about this.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/after-vicious-smear-campaign-ted-cruz-adviser-two-missouri-gop-officials-commit?akid=12956.204376.SsJ84k&rd=1&src=newsletter1034088&t=9

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March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, we will celebrate with a corned beef - the only time we eat red meat each year - and all of the trimmings.

I am almost done with the center section of the LeHe shawl. Now I have to start figuring out what border I want to use before doing the final lace border. Hum?

Knitters gather for Edinburgh Yarn Festival
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-31886760

In a funny, although extremely embarrassing interview with Bob Schaffer on Meet the Press Sunday we found out that Tom Cotton doesn’t know where Tehran is. LOL! Why do my fellow Americans elect these morons?

I am in the process of repainting my office. Smells like paint around here. Going with a bold color too.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

John Oliver Ridicules United States' Racist, Colonialist Attitude Toward Its Territories absolutely right.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/john-oliver-ridicules-united-states-racist-colonialist-attitude-toward-its?akid=12867.204376.tdXzD0&rd=1&src=newsletter1032999&t=5

Robert Reich: How Big Corporations Are Systematically Screwing Us Over
http://www.alternet.org/economy/robert-reich-how-big-corporations-are-systematically-screwing-us-over?akid=12867.204376.tdXzD0&rd=1&src=newsletter1032999&t=8

The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Is Still Real—And the Media Is Really Stupid
http://www.alternet.org/media/vast-right-wing-conspiracy-still-real-and-media-really-stupid?akid=12867.204376.tdXzD0&rd=1&src=newsletter1032999&t=11

Bambi is not so nice after all
http://io9.com/field-cameras-catch-deer-eating-birds-wait-why-do-deer-1689440870

Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, dies at 59
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31801198

Brazil femicide law signed by President Rousseff
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31810284

Looks like she quit - no more lava
http://www.ruv.is/frett/ekki-glod-i-gignum-i-holuhrauni-myndband

Republicans at Selma didn't want to spoil a good photo op with talk of voting rights - apparently only there for the photo op.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/09/1369538/-Republicans-at-Selma-didn-t-want-to-spoil-a-good-photo-op-with-talk-of-voting-nbsp-rights

Iran's Foreign Minister responds to the letter from 47 Republican Senators - the stupid 47 learns a lesson, well, maybe
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/09/1369700/-BREAKING-Iran-s-Foreign-Minister-responds-to-the-letter-from-47-Republican-Senators?detail=email

NY Daily News Denounces GOP Senate as "Traitors" on their Front Page
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369771/-NY-Daily-News-Denounces-GOP-Senate-as-Traitors?detail=email

John Oliver: 'How is Daylight Saving Time still a thing?'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/09/1369543/-John-Oliver-How-is-Daylight-Saving-Time-still-a-thing?detail=email

Talking About Climate Change Banned in Florida? - FL better wake up, it will be underwater soon.
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/29540-talking-about-climate-change-banned-in-florida

Chameleon colours 'switched by crystals'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31819588

The glove that makes sounds through touch
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31808076

The Centrifuge Brain Project
https://vimeo.com/58293017

Six years too late, media call Congressional Republicans ‘traitors'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1370035/-Six-years-too-late-media-call-Congressional-Republicans-traitors?detail=email

Frat that declared 'there will never be a n*gg*r in SAE' hazed black student to death
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369823/-Frat-which-declared-they-ll-never-be-a-nigg-r-in-SAE-recently-killed-hazed-black-pledgee-to-death?detail=email

Affluent suburb locks up garbage man for waking them up - I think these people should be allowed to sit in their own trash all summer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369833/-Affluent-suburb-locks-up-garbage-man-for-waking-them-up?detail=email

Mississippi deputy fired after online gamers record his racist rant
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369864/-Mississippi-deputy-fired-after-online-gamers-record-his-racist-rant?detail=email

The Shocking Tax Loophole for Corporations that Commit Crimes
http://www.alternet.org/economy/shocking-tax-loophole-corporations-commit-crimes?akid=12882.204376.vlgaNd&rd=1&src=newsletter1033126&t=3

Jon Stewart Skewers GOP Letter to Iran—'We're Cuckoo Bananas!’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-skewers-gop-letter-iran-were-cuckoo-bananas?akid=12882.204376.vlgaNd&rd=1&src=newsletter1033126&t=8

Arkansas Republican Gave Adopted Girls to Rapist Because They Were ‘Possessed By Demons’: Report - and the people of Arkansas elected this moron? Demons? These people should be in mental hospital.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/arkansas-republican-gave-adopted-girls-rapist-because-they-were-possessed-demons? akid=12883.204376.WSoYxJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1033146&t=24

Scientists have a warning for California residents: Prepare for the 'Big One’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/11/1370144/-Scientists-have-a-warning-for-California-residents-Prepare-for-the-Big-One?detail=email

How Sugar Lobbying Influenced U.S. Government-Funded Research
http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/the-not-so-sweet-side-to-the-sugar-industry

Making Grilled Cheese Without a Recipe - why would you need a recipe in the first place?
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003551019/making-grilled-cheese-without-a-recipe.html?emc=edit_th_20150312&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31858156#%22

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150302-honduras-lost-city-monkey-god-maya-ancient-archaeology/

Faith Groups Are Trying To Block Emergency Contraception For Raped Migrant Children - these people are just sleezy for not helping these women
http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2015/03/05/3627571/faith-refugee-contraception/

Oklahoma House passes bill restricting marriage to people of faith - tripling down on stupid
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/03/oklahoma-house-passes-bill-restricting-marriage-to-people-of-faith/

Nasa captures images of Sun's first major solar flare of 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31859690

Cyclone Pam: 'Even my hotel is shaking'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31866961

Hubble finds 'best evidence' for Ganymede subsurface ocean
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31865815

South Africa couple's joy: 'Reunited with our baby after 17 years'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31860233

Germany court orders measles sceptic to pay 100,000 euros
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31864218

First Scottish-grown tea goes on sale
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31860456

While the rest of the world wasn't looking, Mongolia managed to achieve something kind of amazing.
http://www.upworthy.com/while-the-rest-of-the-world-wasnt-looking-mongolia-managed-to-achieve-something-kind-of-amazing?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Blaming Protesters for Ferguson Police Shootings Is a Deliberate Tactic
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/blaming-protesters-ferguson-police-shootings-deliberate-tactic?


10 Horrifying Facts About GOP Senator Tom Cotton - #11 - he’s an imbecile!
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/10-horrifying-facts-about-gop-senator-tom-cotton?akid=12890.204376.QmvYRS&rd=1&src=newsletter1033204&t=10

Arkansas Republican Who Gave Girls to Rapist ‘Regularly’ Performed Exorcisms on Unruly Preschoolers - it just keeps getting worse

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/arkansas-republican-who-gave-girls-rapist-regularly-performed-exorcisms-unruly?akid=12890.204376.QmvYRS&rd=1&src=newsletter1033204&t=16

6 Insane Ways the Church of Scientology Has Tried to Silence Its Critics
http://www.alternet.org/culture/6-insane-ways-church-scientology-has-tried-silence-its-critics?akid=12890.204376.QmvYRS&rd=1&src=newsletter1033204&t=4

Tales From the World’s Longest Yard Sale
http://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000003554473/tales-from-the-worlds-longest-yard-sale.html?emc=edit_th_20150313&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Denver Officer Fired After Video Shows Him Putting His Knee on Woman's Neck Until She Passes Out
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/denver-officer-fired-after-video-shows-him-putting-his-knee-womans-neck-until-she?akid=12888.204376.xlVCy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1033189&t=7

Powdered Alcohol Is Now Legal and Ready to Be Smuggled into Your Favorite Sport Event or Concert
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/powdered-alcohol-now-legal-and-ready-be-smuggled-your-favorite-sport-event-or?akid=12888.204376.xlVCy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1033189&t=15

Jon Stewart Destroys 'Morning Joe' and Fox for Blaming Racism on Rap
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-destroys-morning-joe-and-fox-blaming-racism-rap?akid=12888.204376.xlVCy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1033189&t=5

Elderly Indian nun gang-raped in convent school attack
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31887764

Virunga mountain gorillas under threat
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31881086

Meteor photographed from Loch Ness
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31904273

The Milky Way May Be More Enormous Than We Ever Imagined - cool!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/milky-way-size-bigger_n_6849548.html

Watch Jon Stewart slam Governor Christie’s affair with Exxon
http://350.org/watch-jon-stewart-slam-governor-christies-affair-with-exxon/?akid=6379.44102.sxMFhP&rd=1&t=1

How Two Obscure Court Verdicts In Europe Could Impact Americans' Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Taxes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2015/03/15/how-two-obscure-court-verdicts-in-europe-could-impact-americans-privacy-cybersecurity-and-taxes/?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=caef157a40-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-caef157a40-391758205

Tom Cotton’s Unpatriotic Forefathers: Treasonous Iran Letter Not First Time GOP Has Crossed the Line
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/tom-cottons-unpatriotic-forefathers-treasonous-iran-letter-not-first-time-gop?akid=12895.204376.OHpqfl&rd=1&src=newsletter1033316&t=11

Bad Kindle Covers
http://kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com/

Koch Industries refuses to comply with US senators' climate investigation
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/13/koch-industries-refuses-senators-climate-investigation

C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda - well, with agencies like the CIA we don’t need enemies
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/world/asia/cia-funds-found-their-way-into-al-qaeda-coffers.html


The Ugly Truth Behind Chris Christie's Sweetheart Deal with Exxon
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ugly-truth-behind-chris-christies-sweetheart-deal-exxon?akid=12892.204376.WHxx4e&rd=1&src=newsletter1033236&t=5

Watch Sen. Ted Cruz bomb on stage, because it's funny - the man is a moron
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370453/-Watch-Sen-Ted-Cruz-bomb-on-stage-because-it-s-funny?detail=email

Rachel Maddow points out major newspapers' scorching editorials slamming the 47 GOP senators
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370408/-Rachel-Maddow-points-out-major-newspapers-scorching-editorials-slamming-the-47-GOP-Senators?detail=email

Scientists may have made an Alzheimer's breakthrough treatment using ultrasound
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370415/-Scientists-may-have-made-an-Alzheimer-s-breakthrough-treatment-using-ultrasound?detail=email

Large areas of Europe, Russia and the US will experience persistent heat extremes during summer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370535/-Large-areas-of-Europe-Russia-and-the-US-will-experience-persistant-heat-extremes-during-summer?detail=email

Large Hadron Collider: Dark matter's 'gang of four’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31913436

Penguins' waddle analysed by scientists
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31914783

Spain finds Don Quixote writer Cervantes' tomb in Madrid - why was it lost?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31852032

Photographic Proof That New Yorkers Will Read Books Absolutely Anywhere
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/03/12/lawrence_schwarzwald_a_new_york_photographer_captures_candid_images_of_people.html

Bird in the Wind
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003566988/bird-in-the-wind.html?emc=edit_th_20150317&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

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March 9th

I have this pet peeve…Why can’t the companies who produce lotion containers make their product pump every little bit of the lotion out of the bottle? Right now I have about ½ Cup of lotion in the bottom of the bottle and will have to dig it out! You would think it would be a simple thing.

Of course, Dearest just walked in and found it fascinating that I was not ranting about something more relevant to the world than the underachieving lotion bottle pump. LOL!

I have to give my hand a rest from quilting for a bit so I started a lace shawl. So far this strategy is working and the first sit down knitting produced quite a few inches. I am knitting the Lehe shawl from the Estonian lace book but I am going to make a few changes. After the center section gets finished I am going to put another section all the way round the center before doing the lace border. The shawl that I made for my Aunt Shelia years ago was a bit too small - I like bigger shawls.

Foxtrot Lehe


The weather here this morning is above freezing and there is a bit of melting going on. We also did the time change thing this past weekend - I really hate it, but I won’t rant today.

And just since it has been a while…cat spam... She is determined that I get nothing done this morning.

Morgan determined 3_15
morgan_working


Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Alaska Republican Suggests Bringing in ‘Predator’ Wolves to Solve Community’s ‘Homeless Problem’ - I have come to the conclusion that there ARE people who are totally unredeemable. I can’t believe this comes out of a human beings mouth. Of course, he may not be a human at all.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/alaska-republican-suggests-bringing-predator-wolves-solve-communitys-homeless?akid=12860.204376.ij-nhq&rd=1&src=newsletter1032886&t=18

Jon Stewart Slams Ferguson Cops and Fox News
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-slams-ferguson-cops-and-fox-news

Hot water from a 'satellite dish’?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31714444

The sandwich with its own festival
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02l6vkl

China takes Under the Dome anti-pollution film offline
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31778115

The fist 10 minutes can still be seen on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1A7PBMK3dU

Part 2 is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKxnQxyOXfI

Complex Societies Evolved without Belief in All-Powerful Deity - but, when they wanted to control they invented gods.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/complex-societies-evolved-without-belief-in-all-powerful-deity1/

The art of science - Wellcome Images 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31630933

Chuck Jones’ 9 Rules For Drawing Road Runner Cartoons, or How to Create a Minimalist Masterpiece
http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/chuck-jones-9-rules-for-drawing-road-runner-cartoons.html

'The biggest ongoing disaster in the United States you haven't heard of’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/22/1233033/--The-biggest-ongoing-disaster-in-the-United-States-you-haven-t-heard-of?detail=email

Rep. Justin Harris took in three sibling girls, turned one back to DHS before finalizing adoption - the more you learn the sicker it gets
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/06/1369078/-Rep-Justin-Harris-took-in-three-sibling-girls-turned-one-back-to-DHS-before-finalizing-adoption?detail=email

THIS Is a Lesson of How to Hit Back Vs. O'Reilly & RW Lying Bloviating Buffoons Covering for the 1%
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/06/1369114/-THIS-Is-a-Lesson-of-How-to-Hit-Back-Vs-O-Reilly-RW-Lying-Bloviating-Buffoons-Covering-for-the-1?detail=email

This 21 Year Old Woman Is Facing Decades in Prison for Trying to Escape Her Abuser
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/tragic-story-how-police-prosecutors-and-self-defense-laws-failed-domestic-abuse?akid=12865.308485.87mNSR&rd=1&src=newsletter1032964&t=2

Professor At Koch-Funded University Department Calls For 'Less Democracy’
http://www.alternet.org/education/now-theyre-saying-it-public-professor-koch-funded-university-department-calls-less?akid=12864.204376.RPq_P_&rd=1&src=newsletter1032937&t=9

One Simple Way to Save American Democracy: Get Serious About Taxing the Mega-Rich
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/one-simple-way-save-american-democracy-get-serious-about-taxing-mega-rich?akid=12864.204376.RPq_P_&rd=1&src=newsletter1032937&t=25

A Breath of Fresh Air
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/style/bill-cunningham-a-breath-of-fresh-air.html?emc=edit_th_20150308&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

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March 6th

More snow! We had sleet and rain yesterday. This batch of the white stuff is supposed to reach anywhere from 3-6”. Yep, winter wonderland again. Ah, here come the plows.

On the cool side of life the chipmunks have emerged from their dens to run around in the mornings on top of the snow banks. I would think that the hungry hawks would take advantage of this but so far they haven’t. As a side note, I was in the garage this morning and the little brats had apparently hidden a stash of nuts inside and I caught two of them sneaking - yes, like on tip toes - behind me and then under the garage door. LOL!

I managed to get almost all of the way across the bottom seam on the quilt and finished it up the night before last. Then played with various ways to do top border.

Last night we drove over to Tarrytown (yes, through the snow) to see friend Janis in concert with Tom Paxton. It was good to see her and the concert was fun, although a bit different from the usual Janis concert. I did manage to fall in love with the mandolin again - I am really going to have to get one one of these days…but, I am getting off topic. We arrived early, saw Janis backstage and then left so she could get ready. Paul and friend Jim went to the tavern and I…wait for it…went to the yarn store right next to the theatre!!!!!

Tarrytown yarn


No need to say anything else on this subject. :)

It was a late night and I feel like a nap this afternoon.

I was appalled that the US Congress would invite Benjamin Netanyahu to address them. At best the man is a terrorist who runs an apartheid state and treats others in his region as the Nazis did the Jews. Shame on the Congress.

My husband sent me a blog post from Why Evolution is True this mornings post showing a friends cat. He looked exactly like my Striderpuss. Made my heart ache - I still miss my bud.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

'First human' discovered in Ethiopia
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31718336

Autism is largely down to genes, twin study suggests - so much for the anti-vaxers.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31713147

Pat Robertson: Smoking Pot Is ‘Slavery to Vegetables,’ But God Can ‘Set You Free’ - Slavery to Vegetables? I'd say that those people who give this man money are experiencing slavery to a vegetable
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/pat-robertson-smoking-pot-slavery-vegetables-god-can-set-you-free?akid=12843.204376.pfBbwd&rd=1&src=newsletter1032710&t=18

Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31725045

New threats to wild bees identified
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31709115

The robot that can play the violin
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31696001

Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school’
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31721794

Runaway coatimundi recaptured in Buckinghamshire
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-31726845

'Fairy control' to halt tiny doors in Somerset woods - spoil sports!
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-30687171

Leonard Nimoy in a soundtrack for the atomic bomb - always loved his voice.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150303-soundtrack-for-the-atomic-bomb

Dramatic volcanic eruption in Chile - new film
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31721795

These girls are funny - Welcome to The Catering Show (language alert for those of you who can’t take it)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ5Hn-5l2o4&list=PLZFXeozdia12APH8n9xsVNhd5qallmrz2&feature=iv&src_vid=4yr_etbfZtQ&annotation_id=annotation_3190365825

Here is the Christmas show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwoR3fkcJ9g&list=PLZFXeozdia12APH8n9xsVNhd5qallmrz2&index=6

Quiting sugar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UZJRR8OHhY&index=3&list=PLZFXeozdia12APH8n9xsVNhd5qallmrz2

Ferguson police racially biased says US Justice Department - no shit, really? Ys think?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31720166

Americans Love K-Cups, but Their Creator Regrets Inventing Them - well, some do.
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/03/creator-k-cup-regrets-inventing-them?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-03

Green Burial Method Turns Loved Ones Into Trees
http://www.care2.com/causes/green-burial-method-turns-loved-ones-into-trees.html

Nuke Your Guts Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi_kRXrYNSs&feature=youtu.be

After comments on vaccinations, Jimmy Kimmel reads 'Mean Tweets' (and punches back) - go get’em Kimmel
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/03/1368268/-After-comments-on-vaccinations-Jimmy-Kimmel-reads-Mean-Tweets-and-punches-back?detail=email

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/03/1368182/-A-Major-Surge-in-Atmospheric-Warming-Is-Probably-Coming-in-the-Next-Five-Years?detail=email

Alabama police taser electrical engineer at his own housewarming party
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/03/1368321/-Alabama-police-taser-electrical-engineer-at-his-own-housewarming-party?detail=email

SC bill aims to prove state gun-friendly through NRA curriculum in schools
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/12/sc-bill-aims-to-prove-state-gun-friendly-through-nra-curriculum-in-schools.html

New Species appropriately nicknamed ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus’ - cool little dudes
http://scienceblogs.com/lifelines/2015/02/27/new-species-appropriately-nicknamed-sparklemuffin-and-skeletorus/

Meet Pierre Omidyar! A handy primer for new First Look hires
http://pando.com/2015/02/28/meet-pierre-omidyar-a-handy-primer-for-new-first-look-hires/

Gas Industry’s Solution to Toxic Wastewater: Spray It on Roads - WTF?
http://www.newsweek.com/oil-and-gas-wastewater-used-de-ice-roads-new-york-and-pennsylvania-little-310684

"Medicare Part E": A Framework for Universal Health Care
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/29427-economists-demand-universal-health-care

GMO Inside Presents: Pita Chip PSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJ6811mgWw

Officials try to trace 'mystery amphibian’
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-31748742

Ultracold-Resistant Chemical on Titan Could Allow It to Harbor Life
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ultracold-resistant-chemical-on-titan-could-allow-it-to-harbor-life/

Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes - there is a reason for everything but I still haven’t figured out the reason that ticks exist.
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-eyelash-length-science-20150225-story.html

Watch These Public Urinators Get a Little ‘Pee-Back’

http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/04/watch-public-urinators-get-peeback?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-04

Laughter is the Best Medicine – Tricicle
https://jiescribano.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/ot-laughter-is-the-best-medicine-tricicle/#like-8131

A customer walked into his pizza shop and changed Philadelphia with $1 and a single Post-it note.
http://www.upworthy.com/a-customer-walked-into-his-pizza-shop-and-changed-philadelphia-with-1-and-a-single-post-it-note?c=upw1

Everglades To Be Killed This October by Florida's Own Koch Brothers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368460/-Everglades-To-Be-Killed-This-October-by-Florida-s-Own-Koch-Brothers?detail=email

Oldest known footage of NYC surfaces
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368519/-Oldest-known-footage-of-NYC-surfaces?detail=email

No more bacon: Whistleblowers tell a pretty gross tale about the USDA
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368280/-No-more-bacon-Whistleblowers-tell-a-pretty-gross-tale-about-the-USDA?detail=email

Orange County attorney has filed a 'Sodomite Suppression Act' with the penalty of death attached
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368492/-Orange-County-attorney-has-filed-a-Sodomite-Suppression-Act-with-the-penalty-of-death-attached?detail=email

This Humble Food Is a Nutritional Powerhouse -- and It Changed the Lives of Hippies, Environmentalists, and Gun-Toting Rednecks
http://www.alternet.org/food/humble-food-nutritional-powerhouse-and-it-changed-lives-hippies-environmentalists-and-gun?akid=12851.204376.c4uzSZ&rd=1&src=newsletter1032803&t=16

'Oldest human brain' may have been preserved by mud
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-31724846

North Carolina Legalizes Call Girls For Politicians - Hey! it is the family values party hard at work!
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/27/gifts-for-politicians/

The Town From "True Blood" Is Filled With Toxic Explosives the EPA Fears Will Blow Up
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/03/david-vitter-camp-minden-true-blood

Under the Radar, Big Media Internet Giants Get Massive Access to Everything About You
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/under-radar-big-media-internet-giants-get-massive-access-everything-about-you?akid=12858.204376.tTq6T5&rd=1&src=newsletter1032849&t=2

John Oliver points out a terrifying thing about this seemingly normal photo of a bridge. - I just drove over the Tapan zee last night.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-points-out-a-terrifying-thing-about-this-seemingly-normal-photo-of-a-bridge?c=upw1

100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?
http://www.upworthy.com/100-years-ago-people-were-eating-things-that-most-of-us-will-never-taste-so-what-happened?c=upw1

University of Oregon commits frightening abuse of power in rape victim case
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368602/-University-of-Oregon-commits-frightening-abuse-of-power-in-rape-victim-case?detail=email

Yesterday, House Democrats saved Amtrak ... proving again that they're the only ones governing
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368719/-Yesterday-House-Democrats-saved-Amtrak-proving-again-that-they-re-the-only-ones-governing?detail=email

McConnell urges state gov'ts to commit civil disobedience by refusing to submit clean energy plans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368748/-McConnell-urges-state-gov-ts-to-commit-civil-disobedience-by-refusing-to-submit-clean-energy-plans?detail=email

Bison reintroduced into Illinois for the first time in over 100 years
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368789/-Bison-reintroduced-into-Illinois-for-the-first-time-in-over-100-years?detail=email

Arkansas Rep. Justin Harris gave his adopted children away to a man who raped one of them
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368833/-Arkansas-Rep-Justin-Harris-gave-his-adopted-children-away-to-a-man-who-raped-one-of-them?detail=email

Einstein’s Telescope
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003552687/out-there-einsteins-telescope.html?emc=edit_th_20150306&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

What We Lose With a Privatized Postal Service
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/29463-what-we-lose-with-a-privatized-postal-service

Greenland Reels: Climate Disrupting Feedbacks Have Begun
http://truth-out.org/news/item/29462-greenland-reels-climate-disrupting-feedbacks-have-begun

An 'ice' hairdo: Frozen hair competition in Canada
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31760606

Islamic State militants destroy ancient art in Nimrud
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31761273

Yet Another Oil Train Has Derailed and Caught Fire
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/choo-choo-boom-boom


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March 3rd

I spread the hexi quilt out on the floor and put the bottom border pieces in their proper places and gave myself a start - the left corner was not matching up. LOL! I forgot and fully pieced the left corner piece component. I will have to remove 6 hexis so it fits with the left side border already in place. Dah.

I also have began to wonder if I really need a top border for the quilt - I think I have the length for the bed. When I get the bottom border on I will reaccess the situation.

Here is the completed bottom border. Now I have one long seam to sew to attach it to the rest of the quilt top. Sorry, not yet adapted to taking panorama pictures and stitching them together.

stitched together


I am having a bit of a fit over the spell check on the new OS. For instance, when I want to type Dah it turns it into Dan and it takes about five re-corrections until it accepts what I want. The same goes for lexis, I mean hexis. Oh and reaches - reaccess without the hyphen is another one. ARGH!!!!! This of course happens system wide so emails really have to be scrutinized. Don’t you just love “helpful” apps? NO!

Atheist Bangladeshi-American blogger killed in Dhaka
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31657841

This is the second author who has been murdered in India - that I know of - by some radicalized faction of Islam. Free speech is being attacked worldwide by various religions, corporations and governments. Now who is actually pulling all of the strings? That would make a good research piece for some journalist that would involve some deep digging.

Truly sad to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31662024#%22

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31665374

Our NJ Gov. has screwed the people of this state once again. I’d say a scandal is brewing.

Christie Settles $9 Billion NJ Pollution Case Against Exxon for $250 Million - I guess it really pays to buy your politicians.
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/christie-settles-9-billion-nj-pollution-case-against-exxon-250-million?akid=12838.204376.hLXJD1&rd=1&src=newsletter1032614&t=25

Rachel Maddow: Christie pollution deal with Exxon surprises
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show#!#playlists

Oh, and America…you do not want this man as President.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Idaho lawmaker asks doctor if women can swallow a camera for gynecological exams - Well Vito Barbieri may be the leader for the MORON of the Year Award…but it is only February. I can only assume that if someone goes down on him without him wearing a condom he thinks she will get pregnant too.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366341/-Idaho-lawmaker-asks-doctor-if-women-can-swallow-a-pill-for-gynecological-exams?detail=email

U.S. Geological Survey: Fracking waste is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in earthquakes
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366282/-U-S-Geological-Survey-Fracking-waste-is-the-primary-cause-in-dramatic-rise-of-earthquakes?detail=email

'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/pro-life-goper-says-its-fine-kids-die-name-god?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=3

The Disappeared: Police Detain Americans at Abuse-Laden 'Black Site’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/disappeared-police-detain-americans-abuse-laden-black-site?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=7

Cop Slaps Homeless Man in the Face For Entering Public Bus Terminal
http://www.alternet.org/watch-cop-slaps-homeless-man-face-entering-public-bus-terminal?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=5

Jon Stewart to Rudy Giuliani: Shuuuuuut Up!
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-rudy-giuliani-shuuuuuut?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=9

Why Do Luna Moths Have Such Absurdly Long Tails?
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/16/why-do-luna-moths-have-such-absurdly-long-tails/

Footage of the moment US house is destroyed in gas blast - whoa
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31617941

Making a thermal heat map of the US - this will lead to an invasion of privacy through sales calls and who gave them permission to do this?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31611124

'Unique' Roman tombstone found in Cirencester
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31610266

Sweden: Wedding ring 'found on carrot' after 16 years - on a carrot, ar, ar, ar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16374283

How Japan zoo prepares for earthquake animal escape - they’re at it again. :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31615697

John Oliver brutally mocks political ads for women, and it's hilarious.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-brutally-mocks-political-ads-for-women-and-its-hilarious?c=upw1

Is The Junk-Food Era Drawing To A Close?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/02/has-big-food-passed-its-sell-date

Who made the Dirty Dozen this year?
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/?inlist=Y

FBI Questions Keystone XL Activists
http://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=15-P13-00008&segmentID=1

Why the Right-Wing Is as Obsessed with Brainwashing Your Kid as Looting Social Security
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/why-right-wing-obsessed-brainwashing-your-kid-stealing-your-social-security?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=3

21 Rand Paul Quotes That Expose What a Con Job Libertarianism Is - the first one says it all. He is pandering to the minority
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/rand-paul-quotes-will-destroy-your-faith-libertarianism?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=11

Barbara Boxer Knocks It Out Of The F*cking Park On GOP Hatred, Hypocrisy & Irresponsibility - Go get’em Barbara!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366654/-Barbara-Boxer-Hits-It-Out-Of-The-F-cking-Park-Regarding-Irresponsible-Republicans-The-New-Shutdown?detail=email

Rep. Glenn Grothman urges constituents to keep an eye out for poor people at grocery stores - what an asshole
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366579/-Rep-Glenn-Grothman-urges-constituents-to-keep-an-eye-out-for-poor-people-at-grocery-stores?detail=email

Elderly man with his hands up tasered by Florida Highway Patrol officer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366490/-Elderly-man-with-his-hands-up-tasered-by-Florida-Highway-Patrol-officer-VIDEO?detail=email

The crows who deliver presents
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31608061

Buddhist statue has a mummy inside
http://earthsky.org/earth/buddhist-statue-has-a-mummy-inside

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country - It's official -- trickle-down economics is bunk. Minnesota has proven it once and for all.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-gibson/mark-dayton-minnesota-economy_b_6737786.html 

Netanyahu refuses to meet with Democrats because he doesn't want to appear 'partisan'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/25/1366753/-Netanyahu-refuses-to-meet-with-Democrats-because-he-doesn-t-want-to-appear-partisan?detail=email

Al Roker says weather phenomenon is the result of climate change
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/25/1366846/-Al-Roker-says-weather-phenomenon-is-the-result-of-climate-change?detail=email

Benjamin Netanyahu Has Been Lying to Americans For 20 Years
http://www.alternet.org/world/benjamin-netanyahu-has-been-lying-americans-20-years?akid=12829.308485.JiXsBQ&rd=1&src=newsletter1032454&t=12

The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kill-the-dispute-settlement-language-in-the-trans-pacific-partnership/2015/02/25/ec7705a2-bd1e-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html?hpid=z3

Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31655846

Virginia eugenics victims compensated for sterilisation - it is about time. Why did this take so long?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31654546

Mary Queen of Scots gets first public statue in Scotland
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31643260

'Llama drama' broadcast live in US - fiber on the run
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31653566

Evolution of subway reading
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31616808

Adventurers and Drones Go Into the Volcano for Science - cool…well hot
http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/20/video-adventurer-and-drones-go-into-the-volcano-for-science/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=adventure_20150226&utm_campaign=Content

Oklahoma Wants to Ban A.P. U.S. History, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/18/oklahomas-banning-ap-us-history-and-theres-nothing-you-can-do-about-it?cmpid=tpedu-eml-2015-02-26-degree

John Oliver on net neutrality: Call it 'preventing cable company f***ery' - priceless and worth watching all over again
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/02/1303855/-Jon-Oliver-on-net-neutrality-Call-it-preventing-cable-company-f-ery?detail=email

After nonsensical comments on Net Neutrality, conservatives rage against Ted Cruz - are Rep. starting to wake up to how stupid and/or bought the people they have elected to the Congress really are?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/13/1344716/-After-nonsensical-comments-on-Net-Neutrality-conservatives-rage-against-Ted-Cruz?detail=email

FCC to AT&T: About those net neutrality threats …
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/14/1344980/-FCC-to-AT-T-About-those-net-neutrality-nbsp-threats?detail=facebook?detail=email

Who's Behind the Secretive Group Bashing Elizabeth Warren's Favorite Agency?
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/cfpb-us-consumer-coalition-brian-wise-elizabeth-warren

What's Butylated Hydroxyltoluene and Why Is it In Your Food Even Though It's Banned in Europe?
http://www.alternet.org/environment/whats-butylated-hydroxyltoluene-and-why-it-your-food-even-though-its-banned-europe?akid=12833.204376.CAnPuy&rd=1&src=newsletter1032515&t=4

Place Before Jessa


Jessa Duggar Lashes Out at Liberal Christians: You’re Going to Hell — But I’m Not - well actually Dear Jessa is already in a type hell and doesn’t know it. The Hell of Ignorance.
http://www.alternet.org/belief/jessa-duggar-lashes-out-liberal-christians-youre-going-hell-im-not?akid=12833.204376.CAnPuy&rd=1&src=newsletter1032515&t=20

BORDC Executive Director arrested for questioning the government - a citizen doing what a citizen should do and gets arrested for it.
http://bordc.org/blog/bordc-executive-director-arrested-questioning-government

House Speaker John Boehner does something so strange in response to serious question from reporter - weird
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367145/-House-Speaker-John-Boehner-does-something-so-strange-in-response-to-serious-question-from-reporter?detail=email

California researcher accidentally discovered solution for color blindness
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367044/-California-researcher-accidentally-discovered-solution-for-color-blindness?detail=email

Pittsburgh man writes police chief after witnessing police brutality and seeing immediate coverup
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/27/1367284/-Pittsburgh-man-writes-police-chief-after-witnessing-police-brutality-sees-immediate-coverup?detail=email

Gov. Scott Walker says dealing with protesters is like dealing with ISIS. It does not go well. - Nope. Definitely not presidential material.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367218/-Gov-Scott-Walker-says-dealing-with-protesters-is-like-dealing-with-ISIS-It-does-not-go-well?detail=email

Eat at Your Own Risk: Flawed FDA Risk Assessments Strengthen Arguments for Labeling GMOs
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29287-eat-at-your-own-risk-flawed-fda-risk-assessments-strengthen-arguments-for-labeling-gmos

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site’ - remember the times when the use of the phrase “The Disappeared” meant in some other county??? A must read
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site

Brazenly Deranged Right-Wing Christian Organization Nails Itself to Its Own Cross - LOL
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/brazenly-deranged-right-wing-christian-organization-nails-itself-to-its-own-cross

The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-siberian-crater-saga-is-more-widespread-%E2%80%94-and-scarier-%E2%80%94-than-anyone-thought/ar-BBhZntw

Hungarian village up for rent
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31669630
Boat trip on frozen Hudson river in New York
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31661265

The wheel giving cyclists an extra push
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31643823

Leonard Nimoy reads Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt"



FCC Nullifies State Laws Preempting Local Internet Service
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367039/-FCC-Nullifies-State-Laws-Preempting-Local-Internet-Service?detail=email

Chris Christie gets schooled by Judge
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366369/-Chris-Christie-gets-schooled-by-Judge?detail=email

Think your plastic is being recycled? Think again.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/18/1239747/-Think-your-plastic-is-being-recycled-Think-again?detail=email

Forced Births in the Bad Old Days
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/22/1067418/-Forced-Birth-in-the-Bad-Old-Days?detail=email

Elizabeth Warren Opposing TPP, Because Deal Would "gut U.S. regulations"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/27/1367297/-Elizabeth-Warren-Opposing-TPP-Because-Deal-Would-gut-U-S-regulations?detail=email

How do you solve a problem like the ‘Beefalo'? - all they need to do is let the predators back into the landscape that have been hunted to extinction. Look at the good that the wolves have done for Yellowstone and other areas.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31661920

How does a tidal lagoon power plant work? - need these worldwide.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31689511

Forget the ‘Rolling Stone’ Debacle: At UVA, 38 Reports of Sexual Violence, 0 Expulsions Last Year
http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/02/27/college-women-seek-justice-sexual-assault?cmpid=tpfeature-eml-2015-03-01-UVA

Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-japan-toilet-seats-20150226-story.html

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2890097/the-fccs-net-neutrality-ruling-5-things-you-need-to-know.html#tk.nl_mwbest

USDA Whistleblowers Tell All–and You May Never Eat Bacon Again
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/02/usda-whistleblowers-report-gross-condition-hog-slaughterhouses

Paris Has Turned the Eiffel Tower Into a Wind Energy Machine - well done P{aris!
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/24/eiffel-tower-wind-turbine-green-energy-solar?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2015-02-28-paris

Kansas Could Put Teachers In Prison For Assigning Books Prosecutors Don’t Like
http://www.alternet.org/kansas-could-put-teachers-prison-assigning-books-prosecutors-dont?akid=12837.204376.TChRP-&rd=1&src=newsletter1032584&t=12

Study unearths impacts of our growing carbon emissions — and it's not pretty
http://mashable.com/2015/02/25/greenhouse-effect-surface-data/

Koch Mandates to Cut Education Spending Spread Like a Cancer
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/raise-taxes-on-the-rich-don-t-cut-state-funding-to-the-education-and-needy

Bright spotlight on Dawn mission to Ceres
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31702639

Genomes document ancient mass migration to Europe
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31695214

New Higgs detection 'closes circle’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31705875

Chile volcano Villarrica eruption spews ash and lava
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31708312

Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker's back
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31711446

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31705663

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31690358

The shadow puppet shows dying out in China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31519835

Tourists flock to see Japan's 'Cat Island' - The need a spay and release program
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31708544

Honey Badgers - love these badgers!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/c36UNSoJenI?rel=0

Watch Jimmy Kimmel and Doctors Hilariously Lose Their Minds Over Anti-Vaxxers - bravo Kimmel for doing this.
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/01/jimmy-kimmel-vaccine-measles-doctors?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-02

See what happened in a country that didn't put extreme anti-choice lawmakers in check. It's scary.
http://www.upworthy.com/see-what-happened-in-a-country-that-didnt-put-extreme-anti-choice-lawmakers-in-check-its-scary?c=upw1

Sharia law: North Carolina Republicans empower magistrates to refuse to marry blacks, Jews, gays - WTF???
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/02/1367217/-Sharia-law-North-Carolina-Republicans-empower-magistrates-to-refuse-to-marry-blacks-Jews-gays?detail=email

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February 25th

Dearest’s newest book was published yesterday. This time it was written for young adults and is about how to develop their critical thinking.

Debunk It cover


Did you know that Daily Kos has a DK Quilt Guild?
http://www.dailykos.com/news/DK%20Quilt%20Guild

Well done on vetoing the Keystone Pipeline, Mr. President!

It is still cold. The sun is out and it has only reached 25F. ARGH.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Idaho lawmaker asks doctor if women can swallow a camera for gynecological exams - Well Vito Barbieri may be the leader for the MORON of the Year Award…but it is only February. I can only assume that if someone goes down on him without him wearing a condom he thinks she will get pregnant too.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366341/-Idaho-lawmaker-asks-doctor-if-women-can-swallow-a-pill-for-gynecological-exams?detail=email

U.S. Geological Survey: Fracking waste is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in earthquakes
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366282/-U-S-Geological-Survey-Fracking-waste-is-the-primary-cause-in-dramatic-rise-of-earthquakes?detail=email

'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/pro-life-goper-says-its-fine-kids-die-name-god?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=3

The Disappeared: Police Detain Americans at Abuse-Laden 'Black Site’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/disappeared-police-detain-americans-abuse-laden-black-site?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=7

Cop Slaps Homeless Man in the Face For Entering Public Bus Terminal
http://www.alternet.org/watch-cop-slaps-homeless-man-face-entering-public-bus-terminal?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=5

Jon Stewart to Rudy Giuliani: Shuuuuuut Up!
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-rudy-giuliani-shuuuuuut?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=9

Why Do Luna Moths Have Such Absurdly Long Tails?
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/16/why-do-luna-moths-have-such-absurdly-long-tails/

Footage of the moment US house is destroyed in gas blast - whoa
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31617941

Making a thermal heat map of the US - this will lead to an invasion of privacy through sales calls and who gave them permission to do this?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31611124

'Unique' Roman tombstone found in Cirencester
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31610266

Sweden: Wedding ring 'found on carrot' after 16 years - on a carrot, ar, ar, ar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16374283

How Japan zoo prepares for earthquake animal escape - they’re at it again. :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31615697

John Oliver brutally mocks political ads for women, and it's hilarious.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-brutally-mocks-political-ads-for-women-and-its-hilarious?c=upw1

Is The Junk-Food Era Drawing To A Close?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/02/has-big-food-passed-its-sell-date

Who made the Dirty Dozen this year?
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/?inlist=Y

FBI Questions Keystone XL Activists
http://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=15-P13-00008&segmentID=1

Why the Right-Wing Is as Obsessed with Brainwashing Your Kid as Looting Social Security
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/why-right-wing-obsessed-brainwashing-your-kid-stealing-your-social-security?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=3

21 Rand Paul Quotes That Expose What a Con Job Libertarianism Is - the first one says it all. He is pandering to the minority
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/rand-paul-quotes-will-destroy-your-faith-libertarianism?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=11

Barbara Boxer Knocks It Out Of The F*cking Park On GOP Hatred, Hypocrisy & Irresponsibility - Go get’em Barbara!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366654/-Barbara-Boxer-Hits-It-Out-Of-The-F-cking-Park-Regarding-Irresponsible-Republicans-The-New-Shutdown?detail=email

Rep. Glenn Grothman urges constituents to keep an eye out for poor people at grocery stores - what an asshole
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366579/-Rep-Glenn-Grothman-urges-constituents-to-keep-an-eye-out-for-poor-people-at-grocery-stores?detail=email

Elderly man with his hands up tasered by Florida Highway Patrol officer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366490/-Elderly-man-with-his-hands-up-tasered-by-Florida-Highway-Patrol-officer-VIDEO?detail=email

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February 24th

We’ve had some nasty weather over the last few weeks. As an example I awoke to -6F this morning, looked at the temp again an hour later and it was -8F. ? It is now mid-afternoon and it has only climbed to 7F and the sun is shining. Frankly, I am getting very tired of it. It is time for spring.

I took a couple of progress pictures of the bottom border of the hex quilt this morning. It is getting there

hexi corner

btm border


Some music for your enjoyment from James Bay



I saw an old photo of Anton Chekhov and it looked like the actor Edward Norton.

During the week Congressmen Fred Upton & Greg Walden introduced legislation to block Net Neutrality. Wanna guess who was Upton’s biggest campaign donor? Oh, and let’s not forget Walden’s 2nd biggest donor…Comcast, buying your Congressmen’s vote. Apparently, it only takes $44,500 to Upton and $47,250 to Walden to get a pro-comcast piece of legislation. That is just $91,750 dollars to own two Congresspeople who should be taking care of their own constituents instead of Comcast.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

This Very Bad Deal Will Make Wall Street Richer and Bust the Rest of America
http://www.alternet.org/robert-reich-very-bad-deal-will-make-wall-street-richer-and-bust-rest-america?akid=12801.204376.hx9L_A&rd=1&src=newsletter1032029&t=12

28 Reasons I’m DONE Talking To Most Of My Conservative Friends And Family Members
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/02/11/28-reasons-im-done-talking-to-most-of-my-conservative-friends-and-family-members/

Police Shoot and Kill 74-year-old Vet They Were Checking On
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/police-shoot-and-kill-74-year-old-vet-they-were-checking?akid=12775.204376.KNcQBt&rd=1&src=newsletter1031605&t=16

John Oliver Eviscerates the Stunningly Corrupt Practices of Big Pharma
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/video-john-oliver-eviscerates-stunningly-corrupt-practices-big-pharma?akid=12775.204376.KNcQBt&rd=1&src=newsletter1031605&t=7

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31322817

Not in front of the telly: Warning over 'listening' TV - Invasion of privacy?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31296188

Video:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31324892

Nasa reveals far side of the Moon - little Pink Floyd music inserted here
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31297370

List of Oil and Gas Wastewater Wells Dumping into Aquifers Grows - how stupid can CA officials get?
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/The-List-of-Oil-and-Gas-Wastewater-Wells-Dumping-into-Aquifers-Grows--290997161.html

The Hard Right in Congress Has a Dangerous Plan to Strip American 'Terrorists' of Their Citizenship - think long term here folks…when you environmental group gets designated as a terrorist organization, there goes your citizenship.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/hard-right-congress-has-dangerous-plan-strip-american-terrorists-their-citizenship?akid=12776.204376.f7RRrg&rd=1&src=newsletter1031630&t=4

5 Amazing New Discoveries About the Potential of Marijuana That You Won't Hear in the Corporate Media
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/latest-cannabis-science-need-know?akid=12776.204376.f7RRrg&rd=1&src=newsletter1031630&t=11

Jon Stewart Mocks Brian Williams, Points to B.S. Media Pushed on Iraq War
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-mocks-brian-williams-points-bs-media-pushed-iraq-war?akid=12777.204376.dIakht&rd=1&src=newsletter1031653&t=6

Owl attacks joggers and steals their hats
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/06/owl-attacks-joggers-and-steals-their-hats

Code cracked for infections by major group of viruses including common cold and polio - still it is early days
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150204075224.htm

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning
http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html

Hear the World’s Oldest Instrument, the “Neanderthal Flute,” Dating Back Over 43,000 Years
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/hear-the-worlds-oldest-instrument-the-neanderthal-flute.html

Exposing the Republican Party's Sleazy Playbook to Destroy Social Security
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/exposing-republican-partys-sleazy-playbook-destroy-social-security?akid=12779.204376.KGL8LC&rd=1&src=newsletter1031685&t=5

No Pardon - Young Woman To Serve 30 Years For Miscarriage - this is so wrong
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/19/1358721/-Young-Woman-Serving-30-Years-For-A-Miscarriage-Receives-No-Pardon?detail=email

10 Rush Limbaugh Sponsors To Boycott
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/28/1353710/-10-Rush-Limbaugh-Sponsors-Every-Liberal-Should-Boycott?detail=email

Jeb Bush dumps emails on the 'net; reveals names, addresses, SS #s
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363611/-Jeb-Bush-dumps-emails-on-the-net-reveals-names-addresses-SS-s?detail=email

Jeb Bush was the key player in the Terry Schiavo fiasco. Michael Schiavo hasn't forgiven him.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363601/-Jeb-Bush-was-the-key-player-in-the-Terry-Schiavo-fiasco-Michael-Schiavo-hasn-t-forgiven-him?detail=email

Almost 1 billion monarch butterflies have vanished
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363564/-Almost-1-billion-monarch-butterflies-have-vanished?detail=email

Dwarf planet Ceres gets bigger in Dawn's viewfinder
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31156589

The Best of BBC One's Walk On The Wild Side - this gets me laughing every time





Alabama Police Assault Indian Grandfather Walking On Sidewalk, Leave Him Partly Paralyzed
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/alabama-police-assault-indian-grandfather-walking-sidewalk-leave-him-partly?akid=12785.204376.GMyuFL&rd=1&src=newsletter1031733&t=23

Jon Stewart Roasts Right for Wishing Obama Would Act More Like a Muslim King
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-roasts-right-wishing-obama-would-act-more-muslim-king?akid=12785.204376.GMyuFL&rd=1&src=newsletter1031733&t=21

The Problem Is Much Bigger Than Brian Williams: Corporate News Is Not Trustworthy
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/us-has-become-a-nation-where-tv-news-celebrities-are-more-important-than-the-news

FBI really doesn’t want anyone to know about “stingray” use by local cops
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/fbi-really-doesnt-want-anyone-to-know-about-stingray-use-by-local-cops/

Hottest Year Ever
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29014-hottest-year-ever#

American Kids Get Grossed Out by Breakfasts From Around the World
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/11/american-kids-eat-breakfasts-around-world?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-11

What the World’s Cities Would Look Like If Every Glacier Melted
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/10/drowned-world-maps?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-11

This Anti-vaxxer children’s book is getting destroyed in Amazon troll campaign - good!
http://www.salon.com/2015/02/06/this_anti_vaxxer_childrens_book_is_getting_destroyed_in_amazon_troll_campaign/

Missouri cities, including Ferguson, sued over 'grotesque' jail conditions - in 2015?
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ferguson-lawsuit-20150209-story.html#page=1

Fire Cops Who Kicked Boy and Sexually Assaulted His Mother
http://forcechange.com/138573/expel-cops-who-kicked-boy-and-sexually-assaulted-his-mother/?utm_source=ForceChange+Newsletter&utm_campaign=331630c6f9-498NL2_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_600a6911b9-331630c6f9-270625861

Fox Village in Japan
http://www.boredpanda.com/zao-fox-village-japan/

Homeless Man Throwing Rocks Killed by Hail of Police Bullets
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/shocking-video-homeless-man-throwing-rocks-killed-hail-police-bullets?akid=12789.204376.46mpY_&rd=1&src=newsletter1031793&t=15

Jon Stewart Skewers Right-Wing Officials for Their Astonishingly Backward Take on Gay Marriage
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jon-stewart-skewers-right-wing-officials-their-astonishingly-backward-take-gay?akid=12789.204376.46mpY_&rd=1&src=newsletter1031793&t=9

Facebook Blocks Native American Users for Having 'Fake' Names - well, I guess it is not only authors with pseudonyms that have the problem with Facebook
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/facebook-blocks-native-american-users-having-fake-names?akid=12789.204376.46mpY_&rd=1&src=newsletter1031793&t=21

US 'at risk of mega-drought future’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31434030

Apple just invested $848,000,000 in solar power
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/11/1363891/-Apple-just-invested-848-000-000-in-solar-power?detail=email

Don't lose sight of the real story in the alliance between Netanyahu and the GOP
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363571/-What-digby-said-Don-t-lose-sight-of-the-real-story-in-the-alliance-between-Netanyahu-and-the-GOP?detail=email

Pride, Prejudice, Prostitutes and Pickles: Scholars Unearth Two Letters Relating to Jane Austen
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/pride-prejudice-prostitutes-and-pickles-scholars-identify-two-new-letters-relating-to-jane-austen/?_r=2

South Korean woman's hair 'eaten' by robot vacuum cleaner as she slept
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/09/south-korean-womans-hair-eaten-by-robot-vacuum-cleaner-as-she-slept?CMP=fb_gu

Time-lapse Nasa footage shows the Sun over five years
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31465122

Is Brian a bad name for a horse?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31468463

Pacific Dying
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/14/1364514/-Pacific-Dying

Nebraska judge temporarily blocks TransCanada's ability to use eminent domain for Keystone XL - good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/12/1364134/-Nebraska-judge-temporarily-blocks-TransCanada-s-ability-to-use-eminent-domain-for-Keystone-XL?detail=email

Louis Jourdan, French actor and star of Gigi, dies aged 93 - sad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31483113

Cricket World Cup - What is cricket? - yep, it is that time again
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-31445856

South Carolina Republican: Women are 'a lesser cut of meat’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/13/1364254/-South-Carolina-Republican-Women-are-a-lesser-cut-of-meat

Hard to Believe: Police are Treating Protest Movements Like They are Terrorists
http://www.alternet.org/activism/hard-believe-police-are-treating-protest-movements-they-are-terrorists?akid=12795.204376.JR-6KO&rd=1&src=newsletter1031899&t=13

The Grand Canyon: Natural Wonder or Next Great American Mall?
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/10/grand-canyon-natural-wonder-american-mall?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2015-02-14-glaciers

Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues Band W/Sam Andrew – Live At Fillmore East – 1969 – (RIP: Sam Andrew: 1941-2015) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute edition
http://pastdaily.com/2015/02/14/janis-joplins-kozmic-blues-band-wsam-andrew-live-fillmore-east-1969-rip-sam-andrew-1941-2015-past-daily-backstage-weekend-tribute-edition/

Lesley Gore, It's My Party singer, dies aged 68
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31500422
and:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31500180

Fiery train crash forces W Virginia towns to evacuate - and another one derails leaking crude into a river.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31492659

How to create a virtual black hole
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31489459

Smokey the cliff-top dog rescued in California
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31499704

One GIF Shows the Coming Megadrought
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/15/nasa-drought-gif?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-16

The New App to Download Before Your Next Trip to the Supermarket - good idea
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/14/open-label-product-app?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-16

Hello, World! Baby Orca Surfaces, Joining Endangered Pod - ah
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/14/orca-killer-whale-new-baby?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-16

NYC Developers Are Looking to Build the Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere -- with Non-Union Labor - I wouldn’t live in this building
http://www.alternet.org/labor/new-york-city-developers-look-construct-tallest-nonunion-building-ever?akid=12798.204376.q4r_Zi&rd=1&src=newsletter1031986&t=25

The Christian Right Is Quite Scary, But the GOP's Economic Agenda Is America's Big Nightmare
http://www.alternet.org/economy/christian-right-quite-scary-gops-economic-agenda-americas-big-nightmare?akid=12798.204376.q4r_Zi&rd=1&src=newsletter1031986&t=4

Like a Bad Neighbor, Chevron Is There: How the Oil Company Undermines Community Safety
http://www.alternet.org/environment/bad-neighbor-chevron-there-how-oil-company-undermines-community-safety

Did you know the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that it's legal to execute an innocent person? - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/17/1364924/-Did-you-know-the-Supreme-Court-ruled-6-3-that-it-s-legal-to-execute-an-innocent-person?detail=email

St. Louis police and mayor do not want you to see this video of police brutality
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/16/1364713/-St-Louis-Police-Mayor-did-everything-they-could-for-you-to-not-see-this-video-of-police-brutality?detail=email

10 Truly Bizarre Tea Party Bills: From Nipples to Militias to Religious Zealotry
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/10-truly-bizarre-tea-party-bills-nipples-militias-religious-zealotry?akid=12801.204376.hx9L_A&rd=1&src=newsletter1032029&t=6

NSA's Massive Cyber-Spying Efforts Called “Superhuman"
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/nsas-superhuman-cybersurveillance-network-exposed?akid=12801.204376.hx9L_A&rd=1&src=newsletter1032029&t=10

Pink Fairy Armadillo Crawls Out of the Desert and Into Your Heart
http://www.wired.com/2014/01/absurd-creature-of-the-week-pink-fairy-armadillo-crawls-out-of-the-desert-and-into-our-hearts/

Medieval Chess Pieces from Angel Street
http://www.medievalhistories.com/medieval-chess-pieces-from-angel-street/

Limpet teeth set new strength record
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31500883

Alien star system buzzed the Sun
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31519875

Creating Cold
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-02b44e78-2da1-4a27-bcc5-dd0de5f38b20

Israeli divers chance upon 'priceless' treasure on seabed
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31517433

Knitting club gets £250k Lotto fund
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31515875

Solar power 'could become world's biggest source of electricity’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31516673

Trains Hauling Crude Oil Across North America Just Keep Exploding
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/02/train-derailment-crude-oil-explosion-west-virginia

The Real Problem With Bread (It's Probably Not Gluten)
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/02/bread-gluten-rising-yeast-health-problem

The Pharma Drug That Is Bankrupting America - a true sickness
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/pharma-drug-bankrupting-america?akid=12803.204376.r4Pbq_&rd=1&src=newsletter1032048&t=7

Meet the Family With a Megaphone in U.S. & Israeli Politics - another kind of terroist, so think twice about buying their products.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/meet-family-megaphone-us-israeli-politics?akid=12803.308485.fHVt10&rd=1&src=newsletter1032048&t=27

Is The NSA Hiding Spy Software In Your Computer?
http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/02/17/3623500/nsa-allegedly-planted-surveillance-software-hard-drives-worldwide/?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=9a000b0ec4-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-9a000b0ec4-391758205

Forgotten fossil found to be new species of ichthyosaur
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31521719

Even Insured Consumers Get Hit With Unexpectedly Large Medical Bills
http://kaiserhealthnews.org/news/even-insured-consumers-get-hit-with-unexpectedly-large-medical-bills/

Oklahoma Wants to Ban A.P. U.S. History, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/18/oklahomas-banning-ap-us-history-and-theres-nothing-you-can-do-about-it?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-18

Rare Amur tigers video shows positive signs for population
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31530128

Huge 'ice fountain' forms in US park
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31548523

The technology behind facial recognition
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31510485

US and UK accused of hacking Sim card firm to steal codes
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31545050

Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30971013

Canadian MP blames tight underwear for parliament exit
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31552579

Ancient Egyptian bronze cat salvaged from bin
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31543713

Timelapse shows spectacular Northern Lights show
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31533912

Icy US weather continues to cause disruption
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31546019

More Not-Good News About CREs
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/02/19/more-not-good-news-about-cres/

Federal jury in SPLC case awards $14 million to Indian guest workers victimized in labor trafficking scheme by Signal International and its agents
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/federal-jury-in-splc-case-awards-14-million-to-indian-guest-workers-victimized-in-

Google Calls FBI's Plan to Expand Hacking Power a 'Monumental' Constitutional Threat
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/google-calls-fbi-s-plan-to-expand-hacking-power-a-monumental-constitutional-threat-20150218?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=c1e8012103-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-c1e8012103-391758205

Meet Ruby, the First New Species of Seadragon Found in 150 Years
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/18/new-species-seadragon-discovered?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-19

5 Valiant GOP Efforts to Make Americans As Dumb As Possible
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/5-valiant-gop-efforts-make-americans-dumb-possible?akid=12811.308485.M7ziXg&rd=1&src=newsletter1032159&t=6

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use
http://www.wired.com/2015/02/powerspy-phone-tracking/?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=7f61575816-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-7f61575816-391758205

Black hole's blast stunts birth of stars
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31556326

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31564442

Mom Blasts Clothing Line That Claims Laundry Is Women’s Work
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/20/mom-blasts-clothing-line-that-claims-laundry-womens-work?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-20

Beekeeping Just Got Easier With On-Tap Honey Flowing Straight From the Hive - yes, it works but the bees also need the honey they produce
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/18/beekeeping-just-got-easier-hive-jar-honey-tap?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-20

NATURE ON A 3-D PRINTER
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-1-january-february/green-life/nature-3-d-printer?suppress=true&src=1image&utm_source=greenlife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

The Tough-as-Hell Antarctic Fish With Antifreeze for Blood
http://www.wired.com/2015/02/absurd-creature-of-the-week-notothenioids/

Indiana Republican: ‘No One Has the Guts’ to Let the Poor ‘Wither and Die’ - despicable
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/indiana-republican-one-guts-let-poor-wither-die/

North Carolina Lobbyists Can Officially Screw Politicians Legally
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/18/north-carolina-lobbyists-can-officially-screw-politicians-legally.html

Mother Earth weeps as Arctic Circle ice cap slides into the sea.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/19/1365572/-Mother-Earth-weeps-as-Arctic-Circle-Ice-Cap-slides-into-the-Sea?detail=email

From I where Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. Though not Austfonna, we get the idea of what is happening to our glaciers worldwide. This took 75 minutes and was the size of lower Manhattan!


Hilarious Full-Page Ad in NYT Skewers Boehner
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/19/1365592/-Hilarious-Full-Page-Ad-in-NYT-Skewers-Boehner?detail=email

Canadian 'freezeway' could let residents skate to work - well, it works in other Canadian cities why not Edmonton?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31581592

The first paper photographs on display at Tate Britain
http://www.bbc.com/news/31606442

Jackie Chan rescues stolen Chinese zodiac heads
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31596977

The biggest wedding party ever?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31594551


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February 9th

Woke up to this and now it is snowing, again

2_9_15 outside the window



Started working on the elements for the bottom and top of the hex quilt. This will take a while and then I will have to finalize the layout and put it all together. Here is where it is at for the time being

btm border hexi quilt 2_9_15


There are many reasons I love the internet but one of the top reasons is that I was able to watch live as some Bella Hummingbirds hatched in California this morning. Now how cool is that? Want to see what is happening?
http://explore.org/live-cams/player/bella-hummingbird-nest

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

NYPD announces task force with 'high tech weaponry' to handle terrorist attacks.....and protests - your civil rights under attack. I think the mayor should find himself another police commissioner.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1361003/-NYPD-announces-task-force-with-high-tech-weapons-to-handle-terrorist-attacks-and-protests?detail=email

The Smell of Rain
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003468811/the-smell-of-rain.html?emc=edit_th_20150127&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Late Night Round-Up: ‘I Did My Best’ With Sarah Palin! - watch the Stewart
http://www.nationalmemo.com/late-night-round-best-sarah-palin/

She’s Going Door To Door With Light, And Older Navajos Have Never Seen Anything Like It - watch the video
http://www.upworthy.com/shes-going-door-to-door-with-light-and-older-navajos-have-never-seen-anything-like-it?c=upw1

Koch Network Vows To Spend Nearly $900 Million To Buy Presidency And Congress
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/koch-network-vows-spend-nearly-900-million-buy-presidency-and-congress?akid=12723.204376.Yxcwgn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030953&t=4

17-year-old Kristiana Coignard shot and killed by three police officers after brandishing knife
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/26/1360261/-17-year-old-Kristiana-Coignard-shot-and-killed-by-three-police-officers-after-brandishing-knife?detail=email

Scientists: Save the Bees, or People Will Go Hungry
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/27/bees-pollinators-collapse-link-malnutrition-hunger?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-27

Kathleen Ware, Quiltmaker
http://www.folkstreams.net/film,104

Dust From Factory Farms Carries Drugs, Poop Bacteria, and Antibiotic-Resistant Genes Far and Wide
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/dust-factory-farms-antibiotic-resistant-genes

Something Really, Really Terrible Is About To Happen To Our Coral
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/noaa-globes-coral-reefs-face-massive-bleaching-event-2015

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/monsantos-roundup-found-in-animals-with-birth-defects.html?z00m=22550997

Edward Snowden Wins 'Debate' With NSA Lawyer
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2015/01/27/edward-snowden-wins-debate-with-nsa-lawyer/

An & Ria's first flight - the full film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD2NtzEPBcA

GOP State Senator Argues He Can Legally Drive Drunk - throw the bum in jail!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/24/1359908/-GOP-State-Senator-Argues-He-Can-Legally-Drive-Drunk?detail=email

Pipeline explodes in West Virginia
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360522/-Pipeline-explodes-in-West-Virginia?detail=email

Chris Matthews to Republican operative 'You know why I am against your party?’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/28/1360637/-Chris-Matthews-to-Republican-operative-You-know-why-I-am-against-your-party?detail=email

Are shoulders pornographic?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360460/-Are-shoulders-pornographic?detail=email

The Real Plot to Overthrow FDR's America
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/02/27/95580/-The-Real-Plot-to-Overthrow-FDR-s-America?detail=email

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to launch 'state-run news outlet’ - wonder when he will ban all other news?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360502/-Indiana-Gov-Mike-Pence-to-launch-state-run-news-outlet?detail=email

What is causing the mass deaths of seabirds on the West Coast?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360519/-What-is-causing-the-mass-deaths-of-seabirds-on-the-West-Coast?detail=email

John Cleese on (Fox News) stupidity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/29/1333141/-John-Cleese-on-Fox-News-stupidity?detail=email

Brains of elderly slow because they know so much
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10584927/Brains-of-elderly-slow-because-they-know-so-much.html

Watch This Funky Teacher Prove That Lectures Are Totally out of Style
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/28/watch-this-funky-teacher-prove-that-lectures-are-out-of-style?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-28

Watch a 1,000-Foot-High Wave Move Across the Ocean
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/27/why-thousand-foot-wave-youll-never-see-keeps-oceans-healthy?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-28

New House Rule Limits Full Consideration of Social Security Solutions
http://blog.aarp.org/2015/01/07/new-house-rule-limits-full-consideration-of-social-security-solutions/?CMP=EMC-SNG-ADV-SS-012915&autologin=true&cmp=NLC-ADVOCATE-0115

Monsanto Once Again Developing Herbicide Resistant Wheat
https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/monsanto-once-again-developing-herbicide-resistant-wheat

10 Senate Ds Think Drillers Should Be Able to Inject Whatever the Frack They Want into Your Water
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360861/-10-Senate-Ds-Think-Drillers-Should-Be-Able-to-Inject-Whatever-the-Frack-They-Want-into-Your-Water?detail=email

Police Dogs Turned Loose on Restrained University Student
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/28/1360798/-Police-Dogs-Turned-Loose-on-Restrained-University-Student?detail=email

Atheist Files Suit After Being Fired From Teaching Position - good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/26/1360353/-Atheist-Files-Suit-After-Being-Fired-From-Teaching-Position?detail=email

Five Minutes to Moonflower
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/garden/planting-a-clock-that-tracks-hours-by-flowers.html?emc=edit_th_20150129&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Ageing whales: Scars reveal social secrets - well, don’t we all?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30993208

Chicks place low numbers on the left
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31038256

The Tibetan monk who has taken in 170 children
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31044237

Ice climber scales frozen Niagara Falls - many have gone down, this one is going up
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31037992

Swedish office staff offered implants to access facilities - no. And what happens when you are fired or leave?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31045201

Record-breaking balloonists aim for Mexico landing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31053820

Underwear Checks? How Far Is Too Far When it Comes to School Discipline? - it would have been easier to set up cameras and wait for the next incident.
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/29/underwear-checks-how-far-too-far-when-comes-school-discipline?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-29

One of the World’s Rarest Animals Just Made Its First Trip to a National Park in 100 Years - this is really great!
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/29/one-rarest-mammals-america-made-its-first-trip-national-park-100-years?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-29

That Time Badass Feminist Queen Elizabeth II Gave Saudi Arabia's King a Lesson in Power - Well Done QEII!
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/01/feminist-boss-lady-queen-elizabeth-gave-saudi-arabias-king-lesson-power

MO's Country Club Committee Meeting Goes Wrong for Republicans, Get Caught on Camera talking Choice
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1361011/-MO-s-Country-Club-Committee-Meeting-Goes-Wrong-for-Republicans-Get-Caught-on-Camera-talking-Choice?detail=email

Texas bill will allow teachers to kill students to protect school 'property' - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360958/-Texas-bill-will-allow-teachers-to-kill-students-to-protect-school-property

San Francisco public defender arrested outside courtroom for defending her client (VIDEO) - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360890/-San-Francisco-public-defender-arrested-outside-courtroom-for-defending-her-client-VIDEO?detail=email

Native American school children taunted with slurs, sprayed with beer at South Dakota hockey game - what is wrong with people?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360934/-Native-American-school-children-taunted-with-slurs-sprayed-with-beer-at-South-Dakota-hockey-game?detail=email

Seattle teacher pepper sprayed at MLK rally files lawsuit against police (VIDEO) - why?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360905/-Seattle-teacher-pepper-sprayed-at-MLK-rally-files-lawsuit-against-police-VIDEO?detail=email

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31043991

Pioneering Les Paul guitar to be auctioned in New York
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31070330

Kellogg’s Froot Loops Tests Positive For GMOs and Weedkiller

http://www.gmofreeusa.org/food-testing/kelloggs/kelloggs-froot-loops/

Carnival of Venice under way
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31075504

Tattoos and other types of 'body modification' explained - no things
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31070333

Herculaneum scrolls unlocked using photon beams
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31087746

Magna Carta manuscripts displayed together at British Library
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31089411

Oceana Discovers New Glass Sponge Species in the Mediterranean
http://oceana.org/blog/oceana-discovers-new-glass-sponge-species-mediterranean?akid=4155.464466.Msq38F&rd=1&t=8&utm_campaign=enews&utm_medium=mailing&utm_source=wavemakers#

Chris Christie Falls Out Of Chair-Schadenfreude Ensues
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/30/1361214/-Chris-Christie-falls-out-of-chair-Schadenfreude-ensues?detail=email

How the Government Put Tens of Thousands of People at Risk of a Deadly Disease
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/valley-fever-california-central-valley-prison

Being Stung by the Gympie Gympie Tree Is the Worst Kind of Pain You Can Imagine
http://www.odditycentral.com/news/being-stung-by-the-gympie-gympie-tree-is-the-worst-kind-of-pain-you-can-imagine.html

Oscars Animated Shorts Roundup
http://www.nytimes.com/video/movies/awardsseason/100000003481837/oscars-animated-shorts-roundup.html?emc=edit_th_20150131&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Missouri man arrested after telling woman he wanted to show her where he hung her grandpa
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/30/1361149/-Missouri-man-arrested-after-telling-woman-he-wanted-to-show-her-where-he-hung-her-grandpa?detail=email

Forbes Destroys John Boehner in Scathing Smackdown
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360932/-Forbes-Destroys-John-Boehner-in-Scathing-Smackdown?detail=email

Paul Krugman Demolishes GOP's Bogus 'Long-term' Economic Thinking
http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-demolishes-gops-bogus-long-term-economic-thinking?akid=12746.204376.QKdrRH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031268&t=6

Hypo-Christie! New Jersey Gov Blatantly Panders to Religious Right with Vaccine Diss - what an ass
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/hypo-christie-new-jersey-gov-blatantly-panders-religious-right-vaccine-diss?akid=12746.204376.QKdrRH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031268&t=8

Cops Hold 11-year-old Girl at Gunpoint Responding to Burglary Call at Her House
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/cops-hold-11-year-old-girl-gunpoint-responding-burglary-call-her-house?akid=12746.204376.QKdrRH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031268&t=17

Drug-delivery pioneer wins £1m engineering prize
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31111835

The men of steel with a softer side - to bad that most big business don’t operate this way.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31057308

Vatican observatory where priests are also astrophysicists
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31051635

Groundhog bites Wisconsin mayor on the ear - should have left the little thing in his den. Bozo. Serves him right.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31100453

Extremism hurts Pakistan's music scene and its fans
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31099728

Jon Stewart Mocks Koch Brothers $900 Million Campaign Pledge—'Behold Our Benevolent Overlords’
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-mocks-koch-brothers-900-million-campaign-pledge-behold-our-benevolent

Watch This Genius Shortcut And You'll Never Have To Shovel Snow Again - of course it has to be the right kind of snow
http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/snow-shoveling-life-hack

This Winery Employs 1,900 Sheep to Help With Its Grape Harvest - perfect…wine & yarn
http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/outdoor-living/sheep-vineyard-new-zealand-winery

The Budweiser Puppy Killed It in the Super Bowl Ad—but Did He Kill Wolves Too? - this is just wrong and Bud will never cross my doorstep again
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/02/budweiser-puppy-killed-it-super-bowl-commercial-did-he-kill-wolves-too?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-02

Book cover refuses to open for judgmental readers
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/30/book-the-cover-that-judges-you-face-scanning-facial-recognition-moore/

Geraldine McEwan, Actress Known for Miss Marple Role, Dies at 82
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/arts/television/geraldine-mcewan-actress-known-for-miss-marple-role-dies-at-82.html?emc=edit_th_20150203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

TX school suspends 9yo for terroristic threats because "Magic Ring” - yep, this is going to far. Magic, if one could have magic I would magic these people away. IDIOTS!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/01/1361630/-TX-school-suspends-9yo-for-terroristic-threats-because-Magic-Ring?detail=email

The Front Yard "Gun Range" Just Feet From My Neighbor's Kids' Bedroom Window PETITION - stupidity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/30/1361295/-The-Front-Yard-Gun-Range-Just-Feet-From-My-Neighbors-Kids-Bedroom-Window?detail=email

After billions of dollars in subsidies, here's Verizon's broadband coverage - the rip off of the American taxpayer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361802/-After-billions-of-dollars-in-subsidies-here-s-Verizon-s-broadband-coverage?detail=email

California family has black water, water company says it's good to drink - huh? I don’t think so
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361757/-California-family-has-black-water-water-company-says-it-s-good-to-drink?detail=email

School police officer beats 13-year-old girl with baton on video - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361841/-School-police-officer-beats-13-year-old-girl-with-baton-on-video?detail=email

Hey, Tea Party: Latin Was the Language of Ancient Rome - more stupidity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361916/-Hey-Tea-Party-Latin-Was-the-Language-of-Ancient-Rome?detail=email

Arkansas Churches Allegedly Refuses Funeral For Gay Man, Hand Out Anti-Gay Materials to Grieving Family - christians at work
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/arkansas-churches-allegedly-refuses-funeral-gay-man-hand-out-anti-gay-materials?akid=12749.204376.exSTbM&rd=1&src=newsletter1031324&t=18

Evicted with Welders and M16s: Welcome to Apartheid Street, Palestine - and the House just asked the Israeli leader to talk to them. Tells you a bit about the rupees doesn’t it?
http://www.alternet.org/world/evicted-welders-and-m16s-welcome-apartheid-street-palestine?akid=12747.308485.0ogkx1&rd=1&src=newsletter1031286&t=26

US senator questions forcing food workers to wash hands - what a MORON!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31127704

Biggest rodent 'fought with teeth' like tusks
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31111843

Riding ocean waves four storeys high
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31093276

Rhino skull fossil found on Norfolk beach
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31123871

He Thought He Would Be Eaten Alive. Instead, He Got A Winning Photograph That Made Me Care. - amazing. Watch the video
http://www.upworthy.com/he-thought-he-would-be-eaten-alive-instead-he-got-a-winning-photograph-that-made-me-care?c=upw1

The Carnegies And Rockefellers Tried To Silence Him With Jail Time. That Didn't Work So Well.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-carnegies-and-rockefellers-tried-to-silence-him-with-jail-time-that-didnt-work-so-well?c=upw1

Supreme Court Lets Stand Ruling that Firing Woman for Breastfeeding Not Sexist Since Men Can Lactate - well, it must be our day for MORONS
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/supreme-court-lets-stand-ruling-firing-woman-breastfeeding-not-sexist-men-can

Jon Stewart Has Some Harsh Words for Anti-Vaxxers - on and please note that Gov. Christies says vans are good…now he has changed course a few days ago saying just the opposite to garner votes for a presidential run. He’s not getting my vote for this and many other reasons.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/video-jon-stewart-has-some-harsh-words-anti-vaxxers

GOP Senator Proposes Norovirus Dissemination Plan - let’s hear from Mike the Mad Biologist
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/02/04/gop-senator-proposes-norovirus-dissemination-plan/

3,300 year old city to be wiped off the map
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/03/1362071/-3-300-year-old-city-to-be-wiped-off-the-map?detail=email

Monty Oum, Web-Series Animator, Dies at 33
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/arts/video-games/monty-oum-web-series-animator-dies-at-33.html?emc=edit_th_20150204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Watch Rare Video of a Mysterious Whale That Surfaced in Hawaii - cool
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/05/video-blainesvilles-beaked-whale-hawaii-2015?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-05

Biologist Illuminates Glowing Underwater World - I find it very hypocritical that the ad for Montana tourism features a bison since they are killing those that cross their borders from Yellowstone National Park.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/explorers-project/141023-explorers-gruber?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=inside_20150205&utm_campaign=Content


California Moves to Ban All Vaccination Exemptions
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/02/california-moves-ban-all-vaccination-exemptions

The Reason Why All The Songs On The Radio Sound The Same Might Make You Blush - interesting
http://www.upworthy.com/the-reason-why-all-the-songs-on-the-radio-sound-the-same-might-make-you-blush?c=upw1

Reading for pleasure boosts self-esteem - Well this house has no problem
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/reading-pleasure-boosts-self-esteem

How American Oligarchs Are Pushing America to the Brink of Fascism
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/how-american-oligarchs-are-pushing-america-brink-fascism?akid=12766.204376.A26GMk&rd=1&src=newsletter1031451&t=4

And now from the boo do hoo do club:
Evangelists Plan to Convert Atheist Computers to Christianity
http://www.alternet.org/belief/evangelists-plan-convert-atheist-computers-christianity?akid=12766.204376.A26GMk&rd=1&src=newsletter1031451&t=20

Oh Sweet Irony: Walker Caught Lying About Removing "Search For Truth" from UW Mission Statement
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362537/-Oh-Sweet-Sweet-Irony-Walker-Lies-About-Deleting-Search-For-Truth-From-UW-Mission-Statement?detail=email

The Guardian: Fox News "literally – working for al-Qaida and Isis’s media arm”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362462/-The-Guardian-Fox-News-literally-working-for-al-Qaida-and-Isis-s-media-arm?detail=email

Anti-vaccine megachurch hit with measles epidemic, now offering free vaccinations - morons - they should have vaccinated in the 1st place
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/26/1234055/-Anti-vaccine-megachurch-hit-with-measles-epidemic-now-offering-free-vaccinations?detail=email

In honor of Ronald Reagan’s birthday: List of Reagan administration convictions.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/17/157477/-List-of-Reagan-administration-convictions?detail=email

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie target of new criminal investigation
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362575/-New-Jersey-Gov-Chris-Christie-target-of-new-criminal-investigation?detail=email

10 million 'missing' gallons of crude oil from BP's 2010 oil spill has been found
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362564/-10-million-missing-gallons-of-crude-oil-from-BP-s-2010-oil-spill-has-been-found?detail=email

EXCLUSIVE - Koch Brothers, Rick Scott And Jeb Bush Exposed In Florida Pipeline Scandal
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/03/1361864/-EXCLUSIVE-Koch-Brothers-Rick-Scott-And-Jeb-Bush-Exposed-In-Florida-Pipeline-Scandal?detail=email

Creationist theme park planners to sue state for not giving them free money
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/04/1362281/-Creationist-theme-park-planners-to-sue-state-for-not-giving-them-free-money?detail=email

Kansas Legislator Moves to Make Teaching Sex-Ed a Crime - WTF is wrong with these people?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/04/1362362/-Kansas-Legislator-Moves-to-Make-Teaching-Sex-Ed-a-Crime?detail=email

Oh, and here are some more bright sparks of government.
Utah lawmakers debate whether sex with unconscious person is rape
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/04/1362217/-Utah-lawmakers-debate-whether-sex-with-unconscious-person-is-rape?detail=email

Jon Stewart Makes Hay Out of Ridiculous Texas-Florida Brawl in the House - FL disses TX
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-makes-hay-out-ridiculous-texas-florida-brawl-house?akid=12762.204376.zW3sjA&rd=1&src=newsletter1031432&t=11

Jon Stewart Nails Chris Christie's 'Comfort with Corruption’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-nails-chris-christies-comfort-corruption

Lolita, the World’s Loneliest Orca, Gets Endangered Species Protection
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/04/captive-killer-whale-gets-endangered-species-protection?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-04

Watch 300 Manatees Shut Down a Wildlife Park
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/03/watch-300-manatees-force-officials-shut-down-wildlife-park?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-04

Florida Cops Accused of Attacking Ex-NYPD Officer Who Was Helping Her Son
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/florida-cops-accused-attacking-ex-nypd-officer-who-was-helping-her-son?akid=12756.204376.dSWdjH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031379&t=17

DNA Tests Confirm NYC Subway Is a Germaphobe’s Worst Nightmare
http://time.com/3697797/new-york-city-subway-germs-bacteria-dna/

Lost typeface printing blocks found in river Thames
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31188255

Why sheep could be fitted with WiFi sensors
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31188251

West Virginia Republican Says Rape Can Be ‘Beautiful’ if It Produces a Child - WTF? This man needs an attitude adjustment
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/republican-says-rape-can-be-beautiful?akid=12770.204376._5-Jfp&rd=1&src=newsletter1031494&t=25

Dark Chocolate Pudding
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003490833/dark-chocolate-pudding.html?emc=edit_th_20150207&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Lizabeth Scott, Film Noir Siren, Dies at 92
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/movies/lizabeth-scott-film-noir-siren-dies-at-92.html?emc=edit_th_20150207&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Magna Carta edition found in Sandwich archive scrapbook
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31242433

Hey, fancy buying a straw house?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31156579

Think Islamists Are the Only Religious Terrorists? Meet Some Famous Killers for Christ - well, this article barely covers the subject
http://www.alternet.org/belief/think-islamists-are-only-religious-terrorists-meet-some-famous-killers-christ?akid=12773.204376.XkMbHV&rd=1&src=newsletter1031557&t=14

HOT-PINK SEA SLUGS ARE INFILTRATING THE CALIFORNIA COAST ... HERE'S WHY
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/all-articles/2015/february/03/hot-pink-sea-slugs-are-infiltrating-the-california-coast-heres-why/#.VNEsrviKel8.twitter

Anti-oil sands activists in the U.S. are getting visits from the FBI
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/anti-oil-sands-activists-in-the-us-are-getting-visits-from-the-fbi/article22851903/

Christiegate: United Airlines Caught Bribing Christie Crony Samson
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/06/1362754/-Christiegate-United-Airlines-Caught-Bribing-Christie-Crony-Samson?detail=email

Paul Ryan's first tax package adds nearly $100 billion to the deficit
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362530/-Paul-Ryan-s-first-tax-package-adds-nearly-100-billion-to-the-nbsp-deficit?detail=email

First Country in the World Dumps Fossil Fuels As Divestment Movement Heats Up - Bravo!!
http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/06/divestment-movement-heats-up/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=5cd887ed7e-Top_News_2_7_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5cd887ed7e-85955433

NYPD Has a Plan to Magically Turn Anyone It Wants Into a Felon 
http://justice.gawker.com/nypd-has-a-plan-to-magically-turn-anyone-it-wants-into-1684017767

In fracking hot spots, police and gas industry share intelligence on activists
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/02/02/in-fracking-hot-spots-police-and-gas-industry-share-intelligence-on-activists/

License Plate Scanners Also Taking Photos of Drivers and Passengers - maybe we should all start sticking out tongues out or flipping them the bird
https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/license-plate-scanners-also-taking-photos-drivers-and

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Bill 'Siding With Private Water Companies' Over Public Water

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/05/new-jersey-gov-christie-signs-bill-siding-private-water-companies-over-public-water

Old books reborn as art
http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_dettmer_old_books_reborn_as_intricate_art?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2015-02-07&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bottom_right_image

Anthem's Data Breach: Now A Lifelong Cluster**** for 80 Million Americans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/06/1362667/-Anthem-s-Data-Breach-Now-A-Lifelong-Clusterfuck-for-80-Million-Americans?detail=email

Bill Maher asks a favor of Republicans slamming Sarah Palin
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/07/1362941/-Bill-Maher-asks-a-favor-of-Republicans-slamming-Sarah-Palin?detail=email

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January 27th

It has been a while since I posted so I am going to try and catch up in one post.

The snow storm that was supposed to be snow-poc-ka-lypse never materialized. We ended up getting about 3 inches of snow. It is still snowing but I don’t think we will get much accumulation.

We spent a quiet New Year with friends and ten I spent the week catching up on the chores that have been neglected since the holidays rolled through.

Work has slowed on the hex quilt since I have a very sore thumb joint for some reason or other. I must have done something to it by picking something up the wrong way. You don’t realize what the thumb does until it starts tho hurt. LOL!

I did notice while working on the quilt last night that I had flipped the order of one of the hex strips so I will have to remove it and turn it round the right way.

A few weeks ago in the early morning hours I was jarred by what sounded like an avalanche. Upon investigation I found that two of my office shelves had decided not to be shelves anymore. The sound was obviously all of the books hitting the floor.

I think I will put off shoveling snow for a bit since there is not that much there. Yes, I am being lazy because I don't want to have to do it twice and they say this should all be finished by 12PM. Time will tell. I was enjoying not having snow this year.

I love Bernie Sanders…
Bernie Sanders Just Screwed over the Republicans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/14/1357635/-Woot-Bernie-Sanders-Just-Screwed-over-the-Republicans?detail=email

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says - not good
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?emc=edit_th_20150116&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

This is just unacceptable! I don’t care if it being frozen over limits the damage - one drop of oil in the river is too much!

50,000 gallons of oil spill into Yellowstone River
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/19/1358683/-50-000-barrels-of-oil-spill-into-Yellowstone-River

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Jon Stewart Decimates Tea Party Response to Obama's State of the Union
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/watch-jon-stewart-decimates-tea-party-response-obamas-state-union?akid=12712.204376.XV9lLN&rd=1&src=newsletter1030715&t=3

Using Anti-Postal Service Tactics Against Social Security
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/01/09/using-anti-postal-service-tactics-against-social-security/

Paul Krugman Eviscerates Crazy Voodoo Economics of New GOP-led Congress
http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-eviscerates-crazy-voodoo-economics-new-gop-led-congress?akid=12672.204376.ofsgai&rd=1&src=newsletter1030034&t=7

10-year-old Author of Best-selling Christian Book Admits He Never Actually ‘Came Back from Heaven’
http://www.alternet.org/belief/10-year-old-author-best-selling-christian-book-admits-he-never-actually-came-back-heaven?akid=12694.204376.rDwPON&rd=1&src=newsletter1030413&t=13

Jon Stewart Ridicules Alabama Law Providing Lawyers for Fetuses - it is proof that climate change is having an effect upon the Southern brain. Obviously, they are getting fried.
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-ridicules-alabama-law-providing-lawyers-fetuses?akid=12694.204376.rDwPON&rd=1&src=newsletter1030413&t=5

Gifts To Christie Raise Big Ethics Questions
http://www.nationalmemo.com/gifts-christie-raise-big-ethics-questions/

Ted Cruz deploys diabolical plan on Keystone to screw over ... the Republican Party - such a moron!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/14/1357730/-Ted-Cruz-plans-Keystone-amendment-to-lift-decades-old-restrictions-on-exporting-U-S-crude?detail=email

CAN A KANGAROO DEFEAT A DRONE?
http://www.popsci.com/can-kangaroo-defeat-drone

Japan's newest island still increasing in size
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30610447

Meeting a wild wolf pack
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-30575589

David Ryall dies aged 79
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30615934

Llama on the loose in Littleborough - fiber on the run
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30630648

Christine Cavanaugh, voice of Babe and Rugrats' Chuckie, dies at 51
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30641026

Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Goofiest-Looking Spider Is Actually a Brutal Ninja
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/absurd-creature-of-the-week-assassin-spider/?mbid=social_twitter

The robot that paints your nails
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30576909

Thousands of ancient coins discovered in Buckinghamshire field
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30657551

Edward Herrmann dies aged 71
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30655155

The first person to walk the length of the Nile
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30655043

Life as a young Native American in South Dakota
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30659678

Burmese flatidae nymph planthoppers - cool creatures
http://blog.therainforestsite.com/comedy-creatures/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=trsreminder&utm_campaign=comedy-creatures&utm_term=20150103&utm_content=_S

Bushfire threat as blazes rage in southern Australia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30664854

Country star Little Jimmy Dickens dies aged 94
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30664783

Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28582621

Open Letter To Michelle Duggar As She Celebrates Victory In Repealing LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2014/12/13/an-open-letter-to-michelle-duggar-as-she-celebrates-her-victory-in-repealing-anti-lgbt-laws/

Scientists Discover That Drunk Birds Sing Like Drunks
http://www.npr.org/2014/12/28/373649024/scientists-discover-that-drunk-birds-sing-like-drunks?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Whale Midwifery
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/03/374737042/orca-calf-shows-signs-of-orca-midwifery

Men Dig Out Moose Buried By Avalanche
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/02/374647921/snow-angels-men-dig-out-moose-buried-by-avalanche

New fanged frog 'gives birth to tadpoles’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30643756

Queen Khentakawess III's tomb found in Egypt
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30674339

The invisible objects you can touch
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30553159

Kazakhs practise ancient sport of eagle hunting
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30677503

Fun stuff


Weird Al’s ‘Tacky’ - that is the cleanest stage door alley I’ve ever seen


Silly kitties


Ancient Trees: Beth Moon’s 14-Year Quest to Photograph the World’s Most Majestic Trees
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/12/ancient-trees-beth-moon/

Remembering the Rosewood Massacre
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/04/1354699/-Remembering-the-Rosewood-Massacre?detail=email

Six women murdered each day as femicide in Mexico nears a pandemic
http://america.aljazeera.com/multimedia/2015/1/mexico-s-pandemicfemicides.html

Gay-Hating Duggars Have a Lesbian in Their Family—And She Thinks They’re Crazy
http://www.alternet.org/gay-hating-duggars-have-lesbian-their-family-and-she-thinks-theyre-crazy?akid=12641.204376.mDg3Mh&rd=1&src=newsletter1029598&t=14

Bill Moyers: The Ingenious Project to Save Our Climate Using an Ancient Legal Theory
http://www.alternet.org/environment/bill-moyers-ingenious-project-save-our-climate-using-ancient-legal-theory?akid=12648.308485.-vA5xF&rd=1&src=newsletter1029671&t=4

MIT Science Prof Threatens to Undo Everything Religious Right Holds Dear
http://www.alternet.org/belief/scientist-undos-wacky-creationism-claims

Fireworks factory explodes in Colombia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30690377

Growing up Indian - not Native American - in Wyoming
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30659679

An Interviewer Doesn't Know How To Handle His Guest Because He Got Something Quite Unexpected
http://www.upworthy.com/an-interviewer-doesnt-know-how-to-handle-his-guest-because-he-got-something-quite-unexpected?c=upw1

There Were Too Many Deer In The Forest. So They Unleashed The Wolves Without Any Idea What Would Happen. - this is the reason I am pro wolves
http://www.upworthy.com/there-were-too-many-deer-in-the-forest-so-they-unleashed-the-wolves-without-any-idea-what-would-happen?c=reccon1

To Discipline and Punish: Milwaukee Police Make Late Night Visits
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/30/1354745/-To-Discipline-and-Punish-Milwaukee-Police-Make-Late-Night-Visit?detail=email

Hotel chains are asking the FCC for permission to block personal WiFi devices on their properties
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/05/1355685/-Hotel-chains-are-asking-the-FCC-for-permission-to-block-personal-WiFi-devices-on-their-properties?detail=email

Kochs and Walmart Clan Wage Dirty War to Stop You From Putting Solar Panels on Your Home
http://www.alternet.org/environment/koch-and-wal-marts-attempt-kill-solar-panels?akid=12653.204376.SFqoGW&rd=1&src=newsletter1029806&t=3

Lawyer: Cops Break Woman’s Ribs for ‘Disrespect’ Over Incident Involving a Truck
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/lawyer-cops-break-womans-ribs-disrespect-over-incident-involving-truck?akid=12653.204376.SFqoGW&rd=1&src=newsletter1029806&t=17

Does the University of Michigan's New Football Coach N http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/28354-does-the-university-of-michigan-s-new-football-coach-need-food-stamps eed Food Stamps?

10 Rush Limbaugh Sponsors To Boycott
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/28/1353710/-10-Rush-Limbaugh-Sponsors-Every-Liberal-Should-Boycott?detail=email

She Was Keeping A Big Secret From Her Brother. After Her Father Died, Her Mom Finally Spilled It.
http://www.upworthy.com/she-was-keeping-a-big-secret-from-her-brother-after-her-father-died-her-mom-finally-spilled-it?c=upw1

'Alien Earth' is among eight new far-off planets
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30705517

CES 2015: The charger that boosts battery in seconds
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30708945

Smart Clip reminds parents of babies left in cars - people forget kids in cars?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30705901

CES 2015: Digital tag TrackR helps you locate items
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30657346

JMW Turner's Twickenham house 'saved' by Lottery grant
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30708457

Antibiotics: US discovery labelled 'game-changer' for medicine - well, we better hope that it does work because we are in real trouble with the existing ones
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30657486

Santiago Calatrava rebuilds St Nicholas Church on Ground Zero - I was heart broken when I knew that the tower was going to fall on this small gem of a church. It was always quiet, dark and peaceful.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30691875

A Holiday Guest Is Leaving Dangerous Poop in Your Couch
http://nautil.us/blog/a-holiday-guest-is-leaving-dangerous-poop-in-your-couch

Colorado Springs NAACP Office Bombed Today
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/07/1356042/-Colorado-Springs-NAACP-Office-Bombed-Today?detail=email

Bernie Sanders To Obama Admin: Let Me See The Damn TPP Draft
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/06/1355859/-Bernie-Sanders-To-Obama-Admin-Let-Me-See-The-Damn-TPP-Draft

Scathing NYT Editorial on the NYPD - exactly right
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/06/1356032/-Scathing-NYT-Editorial-on-the-NYPD?detail=email

Explosive stellar tussle revealed in 3D
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30721794

The Australian town with homes underground
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30586983

Scotland's tallest horse could be Europe's biggest
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30725312

Rod Taylor, star of The Birds, dies aged 84 - sadness
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30738498

Saudi blogger Badawi 'flogged for Islam insult’ - shame on the Saudi’s
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30744693

Saturn pinpointed to within one mile by giant telescope
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30743935ß

Police Gave Boy No Aid After Shooting in Cleveland
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/us/police-in-cleveland-boys-fatal-shooting-did-not-give-medical-aid.html?emc=edit_th_20150109&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Insane New Policy Would Require Day Care Staff to Report Toddlers Who Are Terrorist Sympathizers -= this is just insane. Besides, every toddler is a terrorist…just talk to their parents. :)
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/insane-new-policy-would-require-day-care-staff-report-toddlers-who-are-terrorist?akid=12665.204376.Qd05xL&rd=1&src=newsletter1029976&t=15

Guatemala's Indigenous People Fighting Back Against Exploitation by Multinational Mining Companies
http://www.alternet.org/guatemalas-indigenous-people-fighting-back-against-exploitation-multinational-mining-companies?akid=12665.204376.Qd05xL&rd=1&src=newsletter1029976&t=21

Why Right-Wing Crackpots Like the Duggars Kill the Most Embryos - well said
http://www.alternet.org/belief/why-right-wing-crackpots-duggars-kill-most-embryos

Republicans Move To Gut Social Security Benefits on Their First Day in Power
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/07/1356086/-Republicans-Move-To-Gut-Social-Security-Benefits-on-Their-First-Day-in-Power

North Texas rattled by nine earthquakes in nine hours
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/07/1356097/-North-Texas-rattled-by-nine-earthquakes-in-nine-hours?detail=email

Want a raise? Wash your vagina.- Me thinks Women’s Day should vet the language in the ads they accept
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/08/26/896386/-Want-a-raise-Wash-your-vagina?detail=email

‘Bent time’ tips pulsar out of view
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30752288

2 Democrats Hilariously Yank McConnell's Chain After One Of His Most Asinine Statements
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/08/1356310/-Mitch-McConnell-Credits-America-s-Good-Economy-To-Oooh-You-re-So-Close?detail=email

Carlos Oliva-Sola's Tragic End to an Ordinary Life: Killed by LA Police
http://truth-out.org/news/item/28422-carlos-oliva-sola-s-tragic-end-to-an-ordinary-life-killed-by-la-police

It Is Incorrect for the Media to State the Economy Is Improving When Wages Are Falling
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/it-is-incorrect-for-the-media-to-state-the-economy-is-improving-when-wages-are-falling

Twelve Ways to Drive GMOs and Monsanto's Roundup off the Market
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/28457-twelve-ways-to-drive-gmos-and-monsanto-s-roundup-off-the-market

Woman Killed When Police Officer Tries to Shoot Her German Shepherd
http://www.alternet.org/woman-killed-when-police-officer-tries-shoot-her-german-shepherd?akid=12664.204376.D8WQso&rd=1&src=newsletter1029932&t=16

New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/us/new-research-links-scores-of-earthquakes-to-fracking-wells-near-a-fault-in-ohio.html

Watch Elizabeth Warren School the Senate on the Keystone XL Pipeline: 'It's About Money and Power’
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/09/elizabeth-warren-keystone-pipeline-transcanada-boondoggle?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-09

Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre
http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000003439513/charlie-hebdo-before-the-massacre.html?emc=edit_th_20150110&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Despite Our Frigid Winter, The Earth Is Getting Hotter
http://www.nationalmemo.com/despite-frigid-winter-earth-getting-hotter/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=MM_frequency_six&utm_campaign=Morning%20Memo%20-%202015-01-10

What happened to England's forgotten railway stations?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-29816152

This Is Who We're Feeding With Our Extra Food. And You'll Spit Out Your Corn As Soon As You Know.
http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-who-were-feeding-with-our-extra-food-and-youll-spit-out-your-corn-as-soon-as-you-know?c=upw1

Rare shark birth captured on camera
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30747971

New species of marine reptile identified from Skye fossils
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30741402

Mystery book sculptor answers questions
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30697553

Myanmar-China trafficking: Sold by father for $1000
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30772402

Treating leg ulcers with sugar could benefit thousands
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30782619

Celebrating 'ghost sign' advertising boards
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30703573

Cruise Ships Are Big Polluters, but This High-Tech Design Could Change That
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/08/ruiseliners-and-cargo-ships-are-big-polluters-hybrid-design-could-change-all?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2015-01-10-countries

10 Fun Facts About the Fossa
http://www.wired.com/2015/01/creature-feature-10-fun-facts-fossa/

Montana officer, Grant Morrison, shoots and kills his second unarmed man. No charges in either case.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356607/-Montana-officer-Grant-Morrison-shoots-and-kills-his-second-unarmed-man-No-charges-in-either-case

How Republicans plan to destroy your full-time job
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/08/1356374/-How-Republicans-plan-to-destroy-your-full-time-nbsp-job?detail=email

New Committee Chair, Ron Johnson: A Working Single Mom Should "Find Someone to Support Her"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356674/-New-Committee-Chair-Ron-Johnson-A-Working-Single-Mom-Should-Find-Someone-to-Support-Her?detail=email

Utah shows How to break the Spiral of Homelessness
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356673/-Utah-shows-How-to-break-the-Spiral-of-Homelessness?detail=email

Glow in the dark Harry Potter books go viral - excellent design
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/11280240/Kincs-Nagy-Harry-Potter-book-designs.html

Trying to prove he could be president, Marco Rubio demonstrates how unqualified he is
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356627/-Trying-to-prove-he-could-be-president-Marco-Rubio-demonstrates-how-unqualified-he-nbsp-is?detail=email

Jon Stewart slams Mitch McConnell for taking credit for economic recovery
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356647/-Jon-Stewart-slams-Mitch-McConnell-for-taking-credit-for-economic-recovery?detail=email

No Time for Bats to Rest Easy
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/13/science/no-time-for-bats-to-rest-easy.html?emc=edit_th_20150113&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Twelve new songs are being sung by bowhead whales undertaking their annual spring migration
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150108-unique-whale-songs-discovered

Brewery makes 'whale testicle beer’ - actually a better use of the testicles would be on a live whale
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30777516

NZ navy barred from boarding boats in fishing stand-off
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30808949

Upside-down yoga catches on in Oz
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30808043

Inside Jeb Bush's Shady Business Dealings With China
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/inside-jeb-bushs-shady-business-dealings-china?akid=12683.204376.9jV7TE&rd=1&src=newsletter1030226&t=15

See the Tiny Tank Where This Killer Whale Has Been Confined for 45 Years - to me this is animal abuse
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/13/watch-where-killer-whale-has-been-confined-45-years?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-13

Plastics Labeled ‘BPA-Free’ Might Be B.S.-Filled
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/13/bpa-free-label-doesnt-mean-much-it-used?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-13

Great Canadian Migrations: The Tar Sands Pipeline


Teenager in handcuffs saves police officer's life
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30827206

The geese that can conquer Mount Everest
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30845250

Three rhinos flee from Israel's safari zoo - the girls went walkabout!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30844521

Beagle 2: The mystery of the missing space probe
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30845242

Rare Butterfly Is Half Male, Half Female
http://www.livescience.com/49364-half-male-half-female-butterfly.html

Chris Christie's New Jersey Nightmare: Why Economic Recovery Hasn't Touched the Garden State
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/chris-christies-new-jersey-nightmare-why-economic-recovery-hasnt-touched-garden?akid=12691.204376.1tjIyG&rd=1&src=newsletter1030348&t=7

Jon Stewart Slams France for Hypocritical Free Speech Arrests
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-slams-france-hypocritical-free-speech-arrests?akid=12691.204376.1tjIyG&rd=1&src=newsletter1030348&t=13

Gay Dads (And The Children) Star In Adorable Ad
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/15/1357721/-Gay-Dads-And-The-Children-Star-In-Adorable-Ad?detail=email

Things People Say When You're A Blond Female Engineer At MIT
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/things-people-say-to-blond-engineers-at-mi

Major Health Study: Long-Time Pot Smokers Face Little Damage to Their Lungs - :)
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/pot-not-bad-your-lungs?akid=12692.204376.IOAaOn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030376&t=12

Meet the Zombie Internet Browser Cookie -- It Can't Be Killed and Won't Stop Tracking You
http://www.alternet.org/investigations/meet-zombie-internet-browser-cookie-it-cant-be-killed-and-wont-stop-tracking-you?akid=12692.204376.IOAaOn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030376&t=14

Christian Mom Alarmed That School Bus Tail Lights Form ‘Pagan’ Pentagram - lolrof! The woman is truly nuts
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/christian-mom-alarmed-school-bus-tail-lights-form-pagan-pentagram?akid=12692.204376.IOAaOn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030376&t=20

U.S. Army Officially Recruits for ‘Mission for God’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/15/1358006/-STOP-READ-LOOK-AT-SHOCKING-PHOTO-U-S-Army-Official-Recruitment-for-Mission-for-God?detail=email

Undercover officers infiltrate #BlackLivesMatter protest movement in Minnesota; charge leaders
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/15/1357973/-Undercover-officers-infiltrate-BlackLivesMatter-protest-movement-in-Minnesota-charge-leaders?detail=email

How do you vaccinate a badger?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30838208

Painting Bangladesh's colourful rickshaws
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30854038

Catholics do not 'need to be like rabbits'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30891667

India's tiger population sees 30% increase - bravo India! Finally, something to be proud of
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30896028

Christie Sinks To Embarrassing New Low In 2016 Poll
http://www.nationalmemo.com/christie-sinks-embarrassing-new-low-2016-poll/

His Students Were Struggling, So He Changed 1 Big Thing. Then Everything Changed - good idea
http://www.upworthy.com/his-students-were-struggling-so-he-changed-1-big-thing-then-everything-changed?c=upw1

How America's Wealthy Stole the American Dream and Cashed It at an Offshore Bank
http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-americas-wealthy-stole-american-dream-and-cashed-it-offshore-bank?akid=12699.204376.HULhU4&rd=1&src=newsletter1030543&t=3

9 Weird, Wrong Things Students Learned in Abstinence-Only Sex Ed
http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/9-weird-wrong-things-students-learned-abstinence-only-sex-ed?akid=12699.204376.HULhU4&rd=1&src=newsletter1030543&t=7

Police's Aggressive Use of Flashbangs Has Yielded Tragic Results
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/polices-aggressive-use-flashbangs-has-yielded-tragic-results?akid=12699.204376.HULhU4&rd=1&src=newsletter1030543&t=29

U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit- the aliens must have just moved to NB and open up shop as the US Meat Animal Research Center
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html?emc=edit_th_20150120&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Bats That Prey Together
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003454941/bats-that-prey-together.html?emc=edit_th_20150120&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists

X-ray technique 'reads' burnt Vesuvius scroll
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30888767

CIA clears itself of wrongdoing after hacking Senate oversight committee - well, of course they did. Did you think that they would do otherwise?
http://www.justiceonline.org/pcjf_statement_cia_clears_itself_of_wrongdoing_after_hacking_senate_oversight_committee?utm_campaign=jan_newsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=justiceonline

Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water and cleans itself
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30915266

Liam Neeson under fire from Taken 3 gun makers - I agree with Neeson, guns are a disgrace
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30912656

Shock as Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos shot dead - sad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30909626

Western world ‘vulnerable’ to epidemics, warns Ebola expert - he’s right
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30907630

Evil Cannibal Squirrels Could Make California's Drought Less Terrible
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/beldings-ground-squirrels-californias-drought

Why Are the Feds Abusing Research Animals?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/why-usda-abusing-animals-service-meat-industry

New dash cam footage shows unarmed New Jersey man shot 9 times by two officers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359132/-New-dash-cam-footage-shows-unarmed-New-Jersey-man-shot-9-times-by-two-officers?detail=email

New police radars can 'see' inside homes
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/01/19/police-radar-see-through-walls/22007615/

French Comedy Show Satirizes Fox News' Coverage of Paris Paranoia -- 'Oh My God, a Couscous!
http://www.alternet.org/media/oh-my-god-couscous-french-comedy-show-satirizes-fox-news-coverage-paris-paranoia?akid=12701.204376.6EaU_P&rd=1&src=newsletter1030591&t=18

Mexico's spectacular Colima volcano eruption captured on webcam as ash and dust plume grows
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-22/mexicos-spectacular-colima-volcano-eruption/6033332

Female veteran finds nasty note on her car after parking in 'reserved for veterans' spot
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359163/-Female-veteran-finds-nasty-note-on-her-car-after-parking-in-reserved-for-veterans-spot?detail=email

"Like" That Post? Lose Your Job, Your Livelihood, Your Future.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359060/--Like-That-Post-Lose-Your-Job-Your-Livelihood-Your-Future?detail=email

Republicans table vote on abortion ban, fearing a revolt from female lawmakers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/22/1359397/-Republicans-table-vote-on-abortion-ban-fearing-a-revolt-from-female-lawmakers?detail=email

Joni Ernst's Family Actually Received $460,000 in Federal Subsidies - busted
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/joni-ernsts-family-actually-received-460000-federal-subsidies?akid=12712.204376.XV9lLN&rd=1&src=newsletter1030715&t=11

Scientists slow the speed of light
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30944584

Divers 'soaked in faeces' in whale 'poonado'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hh3zp

King Tutankhamen's beard raises concerns about Egypt's antiquities
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30944815

62-year-old black grandfather choked and held down by three white men who see his legal firearm
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/22/1359564/-62-year-old-black-grandfather-choked-and-held-down-by-3-white-men-who-see-his-legal-firearm?detail=email

High benzene levels found after Montana pipeline spill
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/20/high-benzene-levelsfoundmontanapipelinespill.html

Faced With Land Seizures, Defiant Nebraskans Vow to Halt Keystone XL
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/20/faced-land-seizures-defiant-nebraskans-vow-halt-keystone-xl

Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28677-koch-brothers-exposed-2014

Record Spill Contaminates North Dakota River With 3 Million Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/fracking-spill-north-dakota?akid=12715.204376.fOzCuO&rd=1&src=newsletter1030769&t=18

Illinois Schools Demand Students Hand Over Social Media Passwords - I’d be telling them where to sit and rotate
http://www.alternet.org/education/illinois-schools-demand-students-hand-over-social-media-passwords?akid=12715.204376.fOzCuO&rd=1&src=newsletter1030769&t=7

McDonald’s Fries Are Made of Potatoes—and a Whole Bunch of Other Stuff
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/22/mcdonalds-french-fries?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-23

Whose Tomb? Greece Wonders
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/arts/design/alexander-the-greats-legacy-stirred-up-by-excavation.html?ref=arts&_r=0

Baby rhinoceros takes first steps at Copenhagen zoo
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30991286

Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31001665

Shaun the Sheep movie: '15 gags a minute', no words
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31001028

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December 25th

I am going to get this posted before Dearest wakes. It is early and unfortunately I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep. The grey lady is already installed on my shoulder and Ms. Trouble is telling me that she should be fed early. Have a wonderful fun-filled Christmas everyone!

We will celebrate with food, libation, a movieola day catching up on those films have not yet watched but want to…well, in most cases. :) I am sure Dearest has slotted some of that Noir stuff into the viewing schedule today.

It has been raining for two days now, is 40 some degrees (F) and so there will be no white christmas here this year. It is very quiet outside - one of my favorite things that happen during the holidays. Everyone stays home and makes no noise!

I finished up the second long side border for the hex quilt last night but was falling asleep so did not get the last module - so to speak - sewn on. This of course will be done while watching all of those movies today. I also need to re-search the stash for more dark turquoise fabric - I’ll do this while there is a Noir on the screen. LOL!

Have a wonderful day all!

Recommended Reading

A Weimar-y Vibe
http://coreyrobin.com/2014/12/22/a-weimar-y-vibe/

IT GROWS! (2014) - Official Trailer - that’s my friend Nick and the trailer for his new film that has been picking up some awards on the festival circuit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbN0UtTIRGs

Joe Cocker dead aged 70 - sad
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/joe-cocker-dead-aged-70-20141223-12cilj.html



How To Make a Cat Proof Christmas Tree! - :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am7Xj2gvsFA#t=124

An Orangutan Is a “Non-Human Person” With Rights, Says Argentina
http://www.care2.com/causes/landmark-ruling-an-orangutan-is-a-non-human-person-with-rights-says-argentina.html

The Unaccountability of Security State Decisions
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2014/12/23/the-unaccountability-of-security-state-decisions/

Fun


Try this one out - can you stay to the end?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6QMDpbJMQo

A free, audio-only mp3 version of the song can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/partially-examined-life/the-12-interminable-days-of-xmas

Read about it here:
http://www.openculture.com/2014/12/12-interminable-days-of-xmas.html

Goodnight Moon - Story in High Quality - for your kiddies


Why Is No One Talking About the NYPD Shooter’s Other Target? - a very good question
http://www.thenation.com/blog/193577/why-no-one-talking-about-nypd-shooters-other-target

Sun's sizzling X-rays photographed from space
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30587002

Yellow River waterfall turns to ice in China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30585409

Five things you didn’t know about Christmas trees
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141220-five-christmas-tree-secrets

'Allo 'Allo! comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd dies at the age of 84
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30591740

Mysterious Virus That Killed a Farmer in Kansas Is Identified
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/science/mysterious-virus-that-killed-a-farmer-in-kansas-is-identified.html?emc=edit_th_20141224&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Easter Eggs Without a Kit - cool
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/science/the-shy-drab-tinamou-has-a-stunning-palette-that-still-holds-more-mysteries-than-answers.html?action=click&contentCollection=Science®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article

The 12 pubs of Christmas
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30539356

The insects that made Christmas
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30575208

Federal Court Agrees: Women Can’t Be Forced to Have an Ultrasound Before an Abortion - good
http://www.care2.com/causes/federal-court-agrees-women-cant-be-forced-to-have-an-ultrasound-before-an-abortion.html

Ohio homeowner told to take down his zombie nativity scene
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/23/ohio-homeowner-told-to-take-down-his-zombie-nativity-scene/

Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT
http://www.anh-usa.org/half-of-all-children-will-be-autistic-by-2025-warns-senior-research-scientist-at-mit/

Watch These Rescued Cats Make a House Their Playland - love these guys!
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/35126310?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u895&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery1

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Internet companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726



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December 22nd

Happy Holidays All!


I finally got our Christmas tree up. When we pulled the stuff from the attic the cats got really excited and Ms. Trouble sat in a chair and watch me do everything. Since we don’t put presents under the tree I might have to wrap a few boxes for them to hide behind and peek around. LOL! It is all silver and white this year.

Piecing continues on the hex quilt. There has been so much going on that it has slowed down a bit. I started to pick it up last night but decided to go to bed instead. Yawn.

It is a gloomy looking day out there today. No snow or rain is forecast but we are certainly cloud covered.

Tell No Lies now has a Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Tell-No-Lies-John-Grant/dp/0992980933/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418395561&sr=8-1&keywords=john+grant+tell+no+lies

On the way to the library the other day we noticed some “Put the Christ back in Christmas” protesters on the sidewalk in front of town hall. Why they are there I have no idea since last time I read anything about it the closest astronomical calculations that scholars have come up with place the Nativity in the summer. Just think instead of standing out in the cold these uninforme people could have been home, curled up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate in their hands.

The “church” just used the pagan celebration of Saturnalia to push christianity. And currently retail stores just use it as an excuse to entice you buy things to line their corporate pockets.

Me, I like my tree and mantle all lit up (a pagan derivative there too) and prefer to use the time to remind myself to be kind to those I know and don’t know.

So, with that said, go loan $25 dollars on Kiva, help at a soup line, etc.


Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Undercover Cop Pulls Gun and Threatens Oakland Police Brutality Protestors
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/undercover-cop-pulls-guns-and-threatens-oakland-police-brutality-protesters?akid=12568.204376.Fsq2tl&rd=1&src=newsletter1028543&t=3

200 year-old US time capsule recovered from block of granite
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30446777

Johannesburg's 'shipping container' apartments
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30450054

Sir Winston Churchill paintings to go under the hammer
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30461597

Cat gorges on $1,000 of fish in Russian airport
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30453814

Phevos prepares for journey to California
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30441745

The Big Number That Shows Just How Much Cruise Ships Are Polluting the World’s Oceans
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/08/big-number-shows-just-how-damaging-cruise-ships-are-worlds-oceans?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2014-12-12-cruise

Woman Tapes Police Arresting Someone and Ends Up Being Tasered and Called 'a Dumb B!†@h' on Video
http://www.alternet.org/woman-tapes-police-arresting-someone-and-ends-being-tasered-and-called-dumb-bh-video?akid=12575.204376.sXs_Cz&rd=1&src=newsletter1028645&t=18

Devastating Oil Spill Threatens Rare Dolphins and Bengal Tigers
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/12/rare-dolphins-oil-spill-sundarbans-mangrove-bangladesh?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2014-12-13-dolphins

Homeowner Killed In No-Knock Drug Raid. No Drugs Found. Shot in the head and back.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/11/1351113/-Homeowner-Killed-In-No-Knock-Drug-Raid-No-Drugs-Found-Shot-in-the-head-and-back?detail=email

Undercover CHP Officer pulls Gun on Protestors after they catch him inciting Looting
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/11/1351145/-Undercover-CHP-Officer-pulls-Gun-on-Protestors-after-they-catch-him-inciting-Looting?detail=email

Officer Daniel Pantaleo officially denies ever choking Eric Garner - excuse me? We all watched the video
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/11/1351036/-Officer-Daniel-Pantaleo-officially-denies-ever-choking-Eric-Garner?detail=email

On American dairy farms, sharp rise in the misuse of a potent but risky drug
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/farmaceuticals-the-drugs-fed-to-farm-animals-and-the-risks-posed-to-humans/

Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are. There’s only one fix.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/12/06/i-was-a-st-louis-cop-my-peers-were-racist-and-violent-and-theres-only-one-fix/

Senate Passes Government Funding Bill
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/13/cromnibus-senate_n_6321144.html

Meet the coconut crab
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141208-huge-crabs-that-munch-on-coconuts?ocid=twert

It Takes Only 60 Seconds to Refute Every Obnoxious Climate Denier You Know
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/12/video-climate-change-explainer-denial-60-seconds

A Tiny Island. Millions of Crabs. - so cool. Watch the raking crab rangers
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/photos-australia-christmas-island-red-crab-migration-climate-change

Undercover Officers Caught Infiltrating Oakland Protests Against Police Brutality
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/video-undercover-officers-caught-infiltrating-oakland-protests-against-police?akid=12573.204376.ibSkXw&rd=1&src=newsletter1028600&t=13

How the Koch Brothers Are Trying to Brainwash America's Kids
http://www.alternet.org/education/how-koch-brothers-are-trying-brainwash-americas-kids?akid=12574.204376.3cwrBw&rd=1&src=newsletter1028613&t=19

Texas Cop Tasers 76-Year-Old Man with Expired Inspection
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/texas-cop-tasers-76-year-old-man-expired-inspection?akid=12576.204376.C1Wfbt&rd=1&src=newsletter1028681&t=18

Microbes discovered by deepest marine drill analysed
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30489814

Super-bacteria found in Rio sea waters
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30490396

New York offers free gigabit wi-fi
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30481808

Father Christmas 'lives in Derby’
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-30489508

Egypt unveils renovated Tutankhamun gallery
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30493177

Just five rare rhinos left in the world after death
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30493888

Peru say glaciers 'melting at alarming rate’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30359091

Take Just 4 Minutes To Be In One Of The Most Spectacular Places On Earth
http://www.upworthy.com/take-just-4-minutes-to-be-in-one-of-the-most-spectacular-places-on-earth-mi2-1b?c=click

The Caterpillar Defense
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/10/the-caterpillar-defense/

To Spur Adoptions, an Oakland Cafe Puts Cats Among the Patrons
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/us/california-cat-cafe-spurs-adoptions.html?emc=edit_th_20141216&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

After Police Murder Man Holding Toy Gun In Toy Aisle, They Harrass His Wife, Accuse Her of Crimes...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/15/1351910/-After-Police-Murder-Man-Holding-Toy-Gun-In-Toy-Aisle-They-Harrass-His-Wife-Accuse-Her-of-Crimes?detail=email

Jon Stewart Explores "Scariest F*cking Place on Earth" -- Dick Cheney's Mind
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-explores-scariest-fcking-place-earth-dick-cheneys-mind?akid=12581.204376.IqCW3K&rd=1&src=newsletter1028782&t=4

The largest vessel the world has ever seen - considering the companies record, this is an accident waiting to happen
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30394137

These Are the Cutest Animal Videos of 2014, According to the World's Leading Science Journal
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/12/science-says-these-are-cutest-animal-videos-2014

Christians More Supportive of Torture than Non-Religious Americans - I’d say that about sums it up
http://religiondispatches.org/christians-more-supportive-of-torture-than-non-religious-americans/

Quantum thinking: Cats to computers - fun stuff
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30144491

Inside the digital 'Harry Potter' church - yes, lets dupe the believers some more. I can see where this will be miss used.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30496494

'Ice pancakes' found floating on the River Dee
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-30530281

America’s 'ringing' rock arches recorded
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30441404

Heavy snowfall and tidal surges have affected Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30528055

Glitter woes for Royal Mail sorters
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30519867

Senator Boxer calls US chemical facility safety “outrageous” and “unacceptable” - someone finally noticed
http://scienceblogs.com/thepumphandle/2014/12/17/senator-boxer-calls-us-chemical-facility-safety-outrageous-and-unacceptable

Prototype | Channel 4 - the artist Viktoria Modesta


’Killing Contests' That Target Pregnant Females Threaten to Wipe Out This Graceful Ocean Animal
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/16/east-coast-killing-contests-threaten-wipe-out-cownose-stingray?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-12-16

Wall Street firm where Chris Christie's wife works is pulling in New Jersey pension fees
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/17/1352480/-Wall-Street-firm-where-Chris-Christie-s-wife-works-is-pulling-in-New-Jersey-pension-fees?detail=email

Missouri GOP lawmaker wants to require women to get their abuser's permission for abortion
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/17/1352459/-Missouri-GOP-lawmaker-wants-to-require-women-to-get-their-abuser-s-permission-for-abortion?detail=email

Ancient Egyptian technology may be our first line of defense from hospital infections
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/17/1352496/-Ancient-Egyptian-technology-may-be-our-first-line-of-defense-from-hospital-infections?detail=email

How Some Really Smart NYS Fracktivists Beat Cuomo and Won the Fracking War - Bravo!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/17/1352555/-How-Some-Really-Smart-NYS-Fracktivists-Beat-Cuomo-and-Won-the-Fracking-war?detail=email

Antibiotic Resistance Will Kill 300 Million People by 2050
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antibiotic-resistance-will-kill-300-million-people-by-2050/

Study supports the theory that men are idiots
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141211210038.htm

Scientists Discover an Animal That Can Sense When a Tornado Will Strike

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/18/scientists-discover-animal-can-sense-when-tornado-will-strike?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-12-18

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-30540914

Birth of a Star
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003302881/born-from-dust.html?emc=edit_th_20141219&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

This Is Seriously One Of the Most Incredible Weather Videos I Have Ever Seen - I love to have this s a looping screensaver without the music.
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/12/jaw-dropping-video-incoming-storms-nicolaus-wegner

How to build a human
http://tabletopwhale.com/2014/12/16/how-to-build-a-human.html

Kansas City school punishes blind 8-year-old by replacing cane with pool noodle - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/18/1352705/-Kansas-school-punishes-blind-8-year-old-by-replacing-cane-with-pool-noodle?detail=email

4 things that should happen now that we know the truth about Witness #40, a white supremacist
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/18/1352704/-4-things-that-should-happen-now-that-we-know-the-truth-about-witness-40-a-white-supremacist?detail=email

25 homes evacuate an unstoppable gas leak in another Ohio fracking ‘incident’ - It is a Halliburton well by the way.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/18/1352684/-25-homes-evacuate-an-unstoppable-gas-leak-in-another-Ohio-fracking-incident?detail=email

Three Cheers for the Pom Pom Crab!
http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/three-cheers-for-pom-pom-crab/

Rat problem worsens at One World Trade Center offices of Conde Nast
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/conde-nast-offices-wtc-plagued-rats-article-1.2042294

If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/12/10/3468340/jump-outs/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=dk&utm_campaign=email

Navajo County targeted for right wing paradise
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/17/1352357/-Navajo-County-targeted-for-right-wing-paradise?detail=email

5 Things You Should Know About Jeb Bush’s Far-Right Legacy
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/5-things-you-should-know-about-jeb-bushs-far-right-legacy?akid=12588.204376.OW7mqC&rd=1&src=newsletter1028870&t=9

Bernie Sanders: Destroy the Big Banks Before the Big Banks Destroy You
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/bernie-sanders-destroy-big-banks-big-banks-destroy-you?akid=12588.204376.OW7mqC&rd=1&src=newsletter1028870&t=19

From Above - Astronaut Photography with Don Pettit


Antarctic photo science archive unlocked
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30471542

Track Father Christmas
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fj7wx

Michelangelo's David to be protected from earth tremors
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30567298

'My friends call me The Magnet': Treasure hunter reveals ancient find
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-30551671

New York City Cops Seek Federal Court Approval to Mass Arrest Protesters Without Warning
http://www.justiceonline.org/new_york_city_cops_seek_federal_court_approval_to_mass_arrest_protesters_without_warning?utm_campaign=ows_ft5_news&utm_medium=email&utm_source=justiceonline

"Child's Host" State Senator: Torture Justified "no matter what body parts are lost in the process” - smell something rotten? Sick people abound.
http://www.dailykos.com//story/2014/12/19/1352998/--Child-s-Host-State-Senator-Torture-Justified-no-matter-what-body-parts-are-lost-in-the-process?detail=email

Infrastructure advances in the rest-of-the-world will blow your mind.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/21/1353411/-Infrastructure-advances-in-the-rest-of-the-world-will-blow-your-mind?detail=email

12 Things the Insane Right-Wing Christian Duggar Family Gave Us
http://www.alternet.org/culture/12-things-insane-right-wing-christian-duggar-family-gave-us?akid=12604.204376.7bnukK&rd=1&src=newsletter1029070&t=8

Climate change is threatening the existence of the world’s most amazing bird
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/15/climate-change-is-threatening-the-existence-of-the-worlds-most-amazing-bird/

Columbia Rape Protesters Pay Fine With Giant Check Written On Mattress
http://jezebel.com/columbia-rape-protesters-pay-fine-with-giant-check-writ-1671275117

This Week in Religion: Right-Wing Evangelists Eagerly Condone Torture - shame on them and those that follow
http://www.alternet.org/week-religion?akid=12603.204376._T6m2W&rd=1&src=newsletter1029041&t=7

Pulled over for Playing the Wrong Song? Authoritarianism Is Creeping Up on America
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/pulled-over-playing-wrong-song-authoritarianism-creeping-america?akid=12603.204376._T6m2W&rd=1&src=newsletter1029041&t=11

Another Police Killing: Disabled Black Man Holding a Spoon. Racists Online Cheer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/17/1352423/-Texakana-Police-kill-disabled-black-man-holding-spoon-call-it-knife-Racists-online-cheer?detail=email

”This Is Not A War! It’s a 12-Year-Old Boy” - Crowd Erupts When Cop Beats Handcuffed Boy
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/not-war-its-12-year-old-boy-crowd-erupts-when-cop-beats-handcuffed-boy-video?akid=12600.204376.tV6G-r&rd=1&src=newsletter1028986&t=3

NYC Cops Are Blithely Firing A Potentially Deafening Sound Cannon At Peaceful Protesters
http://gothamist.com/2014/12/13/lrad_nypd_protests_sound.php?utm_source=Gothamist+Daily&utm_campaign=d2a3cc9a21-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_73240544d8-d2a3cc9a21-459313

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Internet companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726



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December 12th

It has been busy around here. I had to make a trip to the dentist, we are in the process of fixing a house thing, Dearest is well into his next book and I am still working on the hexi-quilt. Here is what the border will look like with the teal row on the outside - I think the teal needs to be a couple more rows wide.

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I actually fell asleep after dinner last night and woke up hours later wondering why there was different TV show on than what I remembered. LOL! I must confess that I am still sleepy today and would love nothing better than to take a nap this afternoon.

The snow we received yesterday has started to melt. :)

Tell No Lies now has a Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Tell-No-Lies-John-Grant/dp/0992980933/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418395561&sr=8-1&keywords=john+grant+tell+no+lies

After reading a lengthy portion of the CIA report and being sickened by what was done with our taxpayer’s money I think that Bush, Cheney and the rest of the torture crew should all be stuck in prison with no chance of ever seeing daylight ever, their families wealth and businesses confiscated - including the hidden offshore accounts they all probably have - and their families be forever ineligible to hold any sort of office. It is said what goes around comes around but in this case I don’t think these people will ever get even a small taste of the inhumane acts experienced by those prisoners. I am so far past disgust there is no word for it.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

CIA paid two ex-military psychologists $81 million to help design and run torture program - WTF? We always knew the Cheney & Bush were liars.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/09/1350553/-CIA-paid-two-ex-military-psychologists-who-helped-designed-and-run-torture-program-81-million?detail=email

Here are a few excerpts from the conclusions of the torture report
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/09/1350485/-Here-are-a-few-excerpts-from-the-conclusions-of-the-torture-report?detail=facebook?detail=email

President George W Bush 'knew everything' about CIA interrogation - of course he did.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30427211?ocid=global_bbccom_email_11122014_top+news+stories

America's Authoritarian Moment: Horrific Torture and Police Abuse -- How Much Will We Take?
http://www.alternet.org/americas-authoritarian-moment-horrific-torture-and-police-abuse-how-much-will-we-take?akid=12567.204376.D3rxIQ&rd=1&src=newsletter1028494&t=6

Udall says CIA still lying and calls for purge of those linked to torture, including Brennan
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350766/-Udall-says-CIA-still-lying-and-calls-for-purge-of-those-linked-to-torture-including-Brennan?detail=email

IL General Assembly just passed a law that could make it illegal to record encounters with police - ah, free speech and other rights going down the toilet
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/09/1350462/-IL-General-Assembly-just-passed-a-law-that-could-make-it-illegal-to-record-encounters-with-police?detail=email

Thanks to Michelle Duggar, Arkansas Town Repeals LGBT Protections
http://www.alternet.org/gender/thanks-michelle-duggar-arkansas-town-repeals-lgbt-protections?akid=12567.204376.D3rxIQ&rd=1&src=newsletter1028494&t=16

Email of Florida GOP Consultants Reveals the Gerrymandering of Democracy
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/email-of-florida-gop-consultants-reveals-the-gerrymandering-of-democracy

America's Obscenely Rich Know Full Well That They Are Destroying America
http://www.alternet.org/media/americas-obscenely-rich-know-full-well-they-are-destroying-america?akid=12560.204376.zulcca&rd=1&src=newsletter1028422&t=4

Plan on Protesting? What You Should Know About Your Rights and the Powers the Police Have
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/plan-protesting-what-you-should-know-about-your-rights-and-powers-police-have?akid=12560.204376.zulcca&rd=1&src=newsletter1028422&t=7

Jim Hightower: Frightening SWAT Team Raid Called in on Business for 'Barbering Without a License’
http://www.alternet.org/jim-hightower-frightening-swat-team-raid-called-business-barbering-without-license?akid=12560.204376.zulcca&rd=1&src=newsletter1028422&t=15

Britain's first ever sci-fi film 'Message from Mars' restored
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30411297

Koch Brothers "Project Snow" SECRET Tax Scam, Dodges Taxes, Hides Money In Luxembourg
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350707/-BREAKING-Koch-Brothers-Project-Snow-SECRET-Tax-Scam-Dodges-Taxes-Hides-Money-In-Luxembourg?detail=email

These holiday light displays would bring Clark W. Griswold to tears - there are some good ones in here
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/09/1350528/-These-holiday-light-displays-would-bring-Clark-W-Griswold-to-tears?detail=email

Cop Mistakes Pill Bottle for Gun and Another Black Man Dies
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/cop-mistakes-pill-bottle-gun-and-another-black-man-dies?akid=12566.204376.Xuxi7b&rd=1&src=newsletter1028484&t=3

Jon Stewart Flips Out About the Excessive Abuses in the Senate's Torture Report
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jon-stewart-flips-out-about-excessive-abuses-senates-torture-report?akid=12566.204376.Xuxi7b&rd=1&src=newsletter1028484&t=19

John McCain and Congress helping mining company steal Apache land
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350793/-John-McCain-and-Congress-helping-mining-company-steal-Apache-land?detail=action

Electric eels 'remotely control their prey’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30335335

UK winter storms: Nursing sick orphaned seal pups back to sea
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30329782

The Australian pupils who learn via webcam
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30191416

9 Million Solar Panels Spanning 9.5 Sq Miles: World's Largest Solar Farm Becomes Fully Operational! - these should be everywhere!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/29/1348326/-9-Million-Solar-Panels-Spanning-9-5-Sq-Miles-World-s-Largest-Solar-Farm-Becomes-Fully-Operational?detail=email

Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material on Earth
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/scientists-have-finally-sampled-the-most-abundant-material-on-earth

Replicating a Rock on Mars
http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/newsroom/pressreleases/20140407a.html

Giant Stick Insects from Vietnam
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/giant-stick-insects-from-vietnam/

Inside the Twisted Police Department That Kills Unarmed Citizens at the Highest Rate in the Country
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/inside-twisted-police-department-kills-unarmed-citizens-highest-rate-country?akid=12552.204376.k7X-ny&rd=1&src=newsletter1028309&t=3

Democracy Crisis: We Are Enslaving Ourselves to Illegitimate Power
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/democracy-crisis-we-are-enslaving-ourselves-illegitimate-power?akid=12552.204376.k7X-ny&rd=1&src=newsletter1028309&t=13

Berkeley Witnesses a Police Riot.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/07/1350049/-Berkeley-Witnesses-a-Police-Riot?detail=email

Two cops caught on video assaulting a woman in a Texas jail receive no indictment
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/05/1349630/-Two-cops-caught-on-video-assaulting-a-woman-in-a-Texas-jail-receive-no-indictment?detail=email

NYT: Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/07/1349998/-NYT-Energy-Firms-in-Secretive-Alliance-With-Attorneys-General?detail=email

How the Koch Network Funnels Anonymous Millions to Fight Women's Rights
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/how-koch-network-funnels-anonymous-millions-fight-womens-rights?akid=12551.204376.eiNgRL&rd=1&src=newsletter1028274&t=8

The Christian Terrorist Movement No One Wants To Talk About
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/12/04/3599271/austin-shooter-christian-extremism/

New court filing shows stunning new evidence of wage-fixing by major Hollywood animation studios
http://pando.com/2014/12/02/new-court-filing-shows-stunning-new-evidence-of-wage-fixing-by-major-hollywood-animation-studios/

How Dogs Drink - just in case you were wondering
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003273592/how-dogs-drink.html?emc=edit_th_20141209&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

'No Antibiotics Ever' for Chicken Served in 6 Largest U.S. School Districts - it’s a start
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/09/antibiotic-free-chicken-at-largest-school-districts?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-12-10

Humpback whales increasing in New York City waters
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30418919

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30416844

Huge waves crash on Orkney Islands
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30416288

Surfer Garrett MacNamara rides 'weather bomb' wave
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30447617

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Internet companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

Petitions that need your signature
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December 4th

There is one thing about my marriage, there is never a dull moment. My Dearest who at present looks like the Scots version of Santa just came down from his morning shower. He pops his head around the office door and says to me, “You’ll never guess what I found between my toes.” I of course immediately thought that it was a weird place to get a tick bite. Much to my relief he continued, “I found a cat crunchy.” LMAOROF!

How the hell did he not know it was there? Still LMAOROF!

Here is a cover of his new story collection which I believe is to be released in January.

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Still stitching on the hex quilt. Noticed I was getting low on thread and when I went to look for more in the thread drawer there wasn't a spool or cone left. Yep, quickly ordered some.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Remember the Sand Creek Massacre
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/opinion/remember-the-sand-creek-massacre.html?emc=edit_th_20141128&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Giant penguin bones lay in shed for years
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30244190

Wanderers - a must watch!
http://www.erikwernquist.com/wanderers/

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Triclosan Now Linked to Liver Fibrosis
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/antibacterial-soap-ingredient-triclosan-now-linked-to-liver-fibrosis.html

The Ohlone People Were Forced Out of San Francisco. Now They Want Part of Their Land Back
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/11/ohlone-san-francisco-cultural-center

Twitter starts peeking at the other apps on your phone
http://www.macworld.com/article/2852932/use-uber-snapchat-google-maps-now-twitter-knows.html#tk.nl_mwbest

New threat to Canada's Pacific humpback whales?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30266958

Bûche de Noël
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003263795/buche-de-noel.html?emc=edit_th_20141202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

New Images Refine View of Infant Universe
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/world/new-images-refine-view-of-infant-universe.html?emc=edit_th_20141202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540

HIV evolving 'into milder form’ - evolution right in front of us
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30254697

'World's first photos' go on display at Science Museum
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30288357

Tributes to German student killed for helping harassed women
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30266806

How Monsanto's Big Data Push Hurts Small Farms
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/12/monsanto-big-data-means-bigger-and-less-diverse-farms

Inhofe's Grand Climate Conspiracy Theory: It's All About Barbra Streisand - WTF? The man is a f’in imbecile!
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/12/james-inhofe-barbra-streisand-climate-change-hoax

A new take on In Cold Blood? Judge allows agent's 'jaw-dropping' files to be published
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/02/in-cold-blood-kansas-detective-notes-truman-capote

World on course for warmest year
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30311816

Supermassive black hole discovery made by Southampton astrophysicists
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-30241884

Old Sarum archaeologists reveal plan of medieval city
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30307363

MEANWHILE IN AFRICA, CROWS ARE RIDING ON THE BACKS OF EAGLES
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/all-articles/2014/november/28/meanwhile-in-africa,-crows-are-riding-on-the-backs-of-eagles/#.VHiTZFIsMYk.twitter

Our planet may be on the verge of its sixth mass extinction
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/28/we-may-be-on-the-verge-of-the-sixth-mass-extinction/

Stegosaurus skeleton to yield dinosaur's secrets
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30314544

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Internet companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726


It is best that you watch this:

'We're building a domestic army' -Marine Corps colonel speaks out
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/15/1231397/--We-re-building-a-domestic-army-Marine-Corps-Colonel-speaks-out?detail=email

***How Government Cover-Up on Fish Farming Affects Your Health - Canada has a problem. It’s lengthy but worth the watch.




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November 26th

Happy Turkey Day!

Really nasty weather! It's pretty but... As I write we are getting the first major dump of snow for the year. They have forecast 6-12” of the white stuff but have been wrong before. Time will tell but there is 3" on the roof already. I have a few things I need to get from the store but that can wait until Friday.

At least our furnace was fixed and we did not have to replace it like the first service technician said (Not paying that bill since it turns out he didn’t do what he was supposed to do and then added parts that were not even right for the furnace - OK, I will not get into a rant here).

Quote for the day:
http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/the-answer-to-a-burning-question/

Sign the pledge: Don't buy these Koch products
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288957/-Sign-the-pledge-Don-t-buy-these-Koch-products?detail=email

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Congress Commits an Act of War Against the Great Sioux Nation
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/17/1345551/-Congress-Commits-an-Act-of-War-Against-the-Great-Sioux-Nation?detail=email

There's Been HOW Many Pipeline Spills in Alberta in The Last Four Months?? - and this is before it ever get to the U S.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/17/1345431/-There-s-Been-HOW-Many-Pipeline-Spills-in-Alberta-in-The-Last-Four-Months?detail=email

Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest - WTF?
http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Fracking-to-be-permitted-in-GW-National-Forest-5899909.php

GOP senator who wants the Postal Service to go bankrupt about to have oversight over it
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/18/1345791/-GOP-senator-who-wants-the-Postal-Service-to-go-bankrupt-about-to-have-oversight-over-it?detail=email

House Republicans just passed a bill forbidding scientists from advising the EPA on their own research - I am so glad to say that I did not vote for any of these assholes!
http://www.salon.com/2014/11/19/house_republicans_just_passed_a_bill_forbidding_scientists_from_advising_the_epa_on_their_own_research/

√√'Governor Chris Christie Has a Pig Problem,' Literally
http://www.alternet.org/video/jon-stewart-governor-chris-christie-has-pig-problem-literally?
akid=12491.204376.Rvfnj6&rd=1&src=newsletter1027431&t=15

Fresh Pumpkin Pie - I’d probably substitute a milk pumpkin
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003233777/fresh-pumpkin-pie.html?emc=edit_th_20141115&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Cheddar Scallion Dip
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003079515/cheddar-scallion-dip.html?playlistId=100000001606605

Cops Ditch Blind Man in Vacant Lot As Payback - why?
http://www.alternet.org/cops-ditch-blind-man-vacant-lot-payback?akid=12470.204376.ewOoP8&rd=1&src=newsletter1027175&t=19

The Scary, Synthetic, and All-Too-Secret Ingredients of Dietary Supplements
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/12/the-scary-synthetic-and-all-too-secret-ingredients-of-dietary-supplements/

FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/fbis-suicide-letter-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-and-dangers-unchecked-surveillance

More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/us/more-federal-agencies-are-using-undercover-operations.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

FLYERS BILL OF RIGHTS
http://www.uspirg.org/page/usp/flyers-bill-rights

Anonymous Seized the Klan's Main Twitter Account This Morning - put a smile on my face
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/16/1345394/-Anonymous-Seized-the-Klan-s-Main-Twitter-Account-This-Morning?detail=email

FCC to AT&T: About those net neutrality threats …
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/14/1344980/-FCC-to-AT-T-About-those-net-neutrality-nbsp-threats?detail=email

Pearson removes climate change denial from its textbooks, now McGraw-Hill must follow suit - good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/14/1344954/-Pearson-removes-climate-change-denial-from-its-textbooks-now-McGraw-Hill-must-follow-suit?detail=email

Shell Oil loses big. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals throws out pre-emptive lawsuit - good!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/17/1345433/-Shell-Oil-loses-big-U-S-9th-Circuit-Court-of-Appeals-throws-out-pre-emptive-lawsuit?detail=email

Tiny Sherlock Holmes book for Queen Mary's dolls' house – in pictures
http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2014/nov/16/sherlock-holmes-book-queen-marys-dolls-house?

Icelandic lava field could cover Manhattan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30092530

Veteran Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30092460

The Ways Climate Change Is Already Killing Us
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/climate-change-already-killing-us-94593/

Walmart Heirs Giving Millions to Attack Rooftop Solar Panels
http://www.alternet.org/environment/walmart-heirs-using-their-fortunes-attack-rooftop-solar-panel?akid=12476.204376.Ei2jK8&rd=1&src=newsletter1027278&t=23

How Our Media Is Helping America Turn into a Land of Political Idiots
http://www.alternet.org/media/how-our-media-helping-america-turn-land-political-idiots?akid=12476.204376.Ei2jK8&rd=1&src=newsletter1027278&t=5

10 Ways Police in Ferguson May Be About to Break the Law
http://www.alternet.org/10-ways-police-ferguson-may-be-about-break-law

How the Koch Brothers Are Sneaking Their Way into Public Schools
http://www.alternet.org/education/how-koch-brothers-are-sneaking-their-way-public-schools

America Is More Terrifying Than Orwell’s Fiction
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/america-more-terrifying-orwells-fiction-0?akid=12476.204376.Ei2jK8&rd=1&src=newsletter1027278&t=13

PROSECUTORS TROUBLED BY EXTENT OF MILITARY FRAUD
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MILITARY_CORRUPTION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-11-16-19-33-28

7 Solutions to Climate Change Happening Now
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/7-solutions-to-climate-change-happening-now/
Energy & Sustainability

I Think We Disagree About What ‘Works’ Means: The Birth Control Edition
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2014/11/18/i-think-we-disagree-about-what-works-means-the-birth-control-edition/

School Superintendent to Kids Entrapped by Narc: DROP DEAD - wrong, just wrong
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/17/1345288/-School-Superintendent-to-Kids-Entrapped-by-Narc-DROP-DEAD?detail=email

Monsanto Is Using Big Data to Take Over the World
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/monsanto-big-data-gmo-climate-change

Will This New GMO Potato Take Off? McDonald's Has Spoken - well, my potatoes never turn brown - I add a bit of vinegar to the water they sit in if I am not going to use the straight away. So why all of the expense of developing one that doesn’t turn brown? It’s down to greed. No thanks, I’ll use my own methods and I certainly won’t be eating at McDonalds or any other place that decides to use them.
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/11/simplot-innate-new-gmo-potato-mcdonalds

Fines for failure to control Japanese Knotweed - they should eat it. I read an article they other day that it is much like rhubarb. I Have not tried it yet.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30110654

Giant whale pod off Essex coast herded to deeper water - cool.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-30111985

10 Species Newly Threatened With Extinction - and Two That Are Gone
http://www.takepart.com/photos/endangered-animals?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-18#enter-gallery

When Fish Shout - fun stuff - follow the link at the bottom of the article too
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/when-fish-shout?int-cid=mod-latest

Amazon Advertising Executive Fired for Refusing To Lie
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/amazon-advertising-executive-fired-for-refusing-to-lie

Can a Hacker Stop Your Car or Your Heart? New Research Says It's Possible
http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/can-hacker-stop-your-car-or-your-heart-new-research-says-its?akid=12487.204376.28i6FH&rd=1&src=newsletter1027376&t=13

Uber Should Be Keeping Women Safe, but Uber Has a Woman Problem
http://www.alternet.org/gender/uber-should-be-keeping-women-safe-uber-has-woman-problem?paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark

The Shady PR War Unleashed Against Environmentalists Who Oppose Keystone Pipeline
http://www.alternet.org/environment/shady-pr-war-unleashed-against-environmentalists-who-oppose-keystone-pipeline

Missouri Cops Beat 80-Year-Old Hearing-Impaired Veteran For Not Getting Off Tractor
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/missouri-cops-beat-80-year-old-hearing-impaired-veteran-not-getting-tractor?akid=12487.204376.28i6FH&rd=1&src=newsletter1027376&t=27

Ferguson No-Fly Zone & A Brief Overview of a Tool Used to Restrict Freedom of the Press

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/11/03/ferguson-no-fly-zone-a-brief-overview-of-a-tool-used-to-restrict-freedom-of-the-press/

Undercover Supreme Court Police Deployed Outside Courthouse to Spy on Protests

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/11/17/undercover-supreme-court-police-deployed-outside-courthouse-to-spy-on-protests/

Meet the Tiny Killer Causing Millions of Sea Stars to Waste Away - hello global warming!
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meet-tiny-killer-causing-millions-sea-stars-waste-away-180953348/?utm_source=twitter.com&no-ist

One Of The Funniest Pranks I've Seen On The Internet Teaches A Lesson On What We Don't Want To See
http://www.upworthy.com/one-of-the-funniest-pranks-ive-seen-on-the-internet-teaches-a-lesson-on-what-we-dont-want-to-see?c=upw1

How Police Use Military Tactics to Quash Dissent
http://www.alternet.org/how-police-use-military-tactics-quash-dissent?akid=12488.204376.qKfQFE&rd=1&src=newsletter1027393&t=6

Warning over webcam streaming sites
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30133352

Stunning underwater photography competition winners
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/30125854

Organic Fish May Be Coming Soon and it is a Horrible Idea
http://livingmaxwell.com/usda-certified-organic-fish-standards

The Hypocrisy of Senate Republicans Enabling NSA Spying on US Citizens
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/the-hypocrisy-of-senate-republicans-enabling-nsa-spying-on-us-citizens

3 Really Cute Grandmas Try Smoking Pot for First Time . . . Gigglefest Ensues
http://www.alternet.org/watch-3-really-cute-grandmas-try-smoking-pot-first-time-gigglefest-ensues?akid=12491.204376.Rvfnj6&rd=1&src=newsletter1027431&t=7

China offers 'childbirth pain' lessons for men
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30138810

Is This Fungus the Future of Farming?
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/gastropod-microbiome-fungus-cassava

Look How Much Bigger Thanksgiving Turkeys Are Today Than in the 1930s
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/turkey-bigger-thanksgiving-butterball-antibiotics

Calling fowl: How to pick the most humane turkey for Thanksgiving
http://grist.org/living/so-many-turkeys-so-little-time/

The 9 rarest plants in the world
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141121-the-rarest-plants-in-the-world

This Is What Scientists Found When They Sequenced The Genomes Of The Longest Lived People
http://www.businessinsider.com/genetics-of-the-longest-lived-people-2014-11

Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land - I think Tanzania should tell the Royal Family of Dubai and the OBC to go “f” themselves!
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/16/tanzania-government-accused-serengeti-sale-maasai-lands?CMP=twt_gu

A Famous Guy Explains Why You Shouldn't Ignore The Things Your Brain Refuses To Forget
http://www.upworthy.com/a-famous-guy-explains-why-you-shouldnt-ignore-the-things-your-brain-refuses-to-forget?c=reccon1

How One Small Mental Shift Hundreds Of Years Ago Is Actually Still Screwing Us Over
http://www.upworthy.com/how-one-small-mental-shift-hundreds-of-years-ago-is-actually-still-screwing-us-over?c=reccon1

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of America
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/rslc-redistricting-fortune-500-political-resegregation

New York City Police Beat Man Bloody After He Allegedly Jumps a Turnstile
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/video-new-york-city-police-beat-man-bloody-after-he-allegedly-jumps-turnstile?akid=12495.204376.tUEkF9&rd=1&src=newsletter1027471&t=7

Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs And 22 Diseases
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/its-worse-imagined-study-shows-dramatic-correlation-between-gmos-and-22-diseases?akid=12496.204376.bu72Zy&rd=1&src=newsletter1027476&t=21

√√Remove your personal info from data brokers
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2849263/doxxing-defense-remove-your-personal-info-from-data-brokers.html#tk.CTWNLE_nlt_dailyam_2014-11-20

Just Another NYPD Day: Shoot First. Kill Immediately. Get Treated for Ear Ringing Soon After.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/21/1346509/-Just-Another-NYPD-Day-Shoot-First-Kill-Immediately-Get-Treated-for-Ear-Ringing-Soon-After?detail=email

Watch Tony Hawk ride the world's first real-life hoverboard
http://www.macworld.com/article/2848839/watch-tony-hawk-ride-the-worlds-first-real-life-hoverboard.html#tk.nl_mwbest

The Irish-American trying to make China laugh
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30143803

Cape Verde volcano eruption: Residents evacuated
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30175979

Art in a Whisky Glass, Neatly Explained
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/science/art-in-a-whisky-glass-neatly-explained.html?emc=edit_th_20141125&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Here is Ernie Burton’s series of photos
http://erniebutton.com/?portfolio=vanishing-spirits-the-dried-remains-of-singlemalt-scotch

The 29th Annual Survey of Toy Safety
http://www.vpirg.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/VT_Toyland_2014_scrn.pdf

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits of loss and absence
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30152586

Arthur the dog's tale of dogged determination - extreme pet adoption!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30194531

Goce gravity map traces ocean circulation
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30191584

'Rhinoceros-like' dinosaur identified from fossils
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30210920

Shakespeare Folio found in French library
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30206476

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Interne companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726



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November 15th

Work continues on the hex quilt. Once I get a progress pic I’ll post this entry to the journal. I finished the hand sewing on the center section of the hex quilt and I am really quite pleased. This really is a “me” type quilt and I am very happy with it so far. And hey! I am using up the scraps in the stash.

Hexi quilt center section finish


Now I have to figure out the borders for it.

We had snow yesterday - just a light dusting. I guess that is the start. ARGH! I will try to keep the whine to a minimum this year. Currently, it is 28 F and going down.

The lander Philae has touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. And, it still seems to be working. Cool!

A Thanksgiving turkey note: Remember that the “American Humane Certified” Label still allows the turkeys to have their beaks and toes mutilated, be hung by their legs, and other cruel practices. You will see this on Butterball products among others.

Go find a local grower that raises the their animals humanely.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

***Watch out: the US government wants to pass new spying laws behind your back - must read!
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/12/new-spying-laws-cybersecurity-nsa-fbi?CMP=ema_565

Elizabeth Warren: Corporations Are Taking Over the Courts with the GOP’s Help
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/elizabeth-warren-corporations-are-taking-over-courts-gops-help?akid=12467.204376.rN1dpJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1027097&t=21

Veterans to Palin-You're an idiot!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/13/1344569/-Veterans-to-Palin-You-re-an-idiot?detail=email

Mass. biologist finds rare blue leopard frog
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2014/10/25/not-easy-being-blue-mass-fisheries-and-wildlife-biologist-finds-rare-blue-leopard-frog/pLiTrmx5sjdYPq9u5RYyZP/story.html

Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRZZpk_9k8E&w=650&h=366&noredirect=1

Officer to Woman: 'Go Ahead and Call the Cops—They Can’t Unrape You’ - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/officer-woman-go-ahead-and-call-cops-they-cant-unrape-you?akid=12437.204376.mPvyBk&rd=1&src=newsletter1025878&t=6

John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC - watch it


There's Something Dark And Dangerous Buried Under The Sea, But It May Not Stay Down There For Long - be aware. These places belong to us all not just the country they are adjacent to.
http://www.upworthy.com/theres-something-dark-and-dangerous-buried-under-the-sea-but-it-may-not-stay-down-there-for-long?c=upw1

H.P. Lovecraft on the ‘Republicans’

http://wondersinthedark.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/h-p-lovecraft-on-the-republicans/

Buyer Beware: Online Shopping Prices Vary From User to User
http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/buyer-beware-online-shopping-prices-vary-user-user?akid=12445.204376.BayIqM&rd=1&src=newsletter1026048&t=23

4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/4-acre-spider-web-engulfs-building/

Planet formation captured in photo
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29932609

Naming of the shrew: What's in a scientific name?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29897841

Manitas de Plata: Flamenco guitar legend dies in France
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29937355

They're Making A Huge Mistake Right In Front Of Our Own Eyes, All For Some F*cking Ships
http://www.upworthy.com/theyre-making-a-huge-mistake-right-in-front-of-our-own-eyes-all-for-some-fcking-ships?c=upw1

President Obama: Stop the next unacceptable net neutrality proposal from FCC Chair Wheeler - click through to the petition at the bottom of the page
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/05/1341787/-President-Obama-Stop-the-next-unacceptable-net-neutrality-propose-from-FCC-Chair-Wheeler?detail=email

TPP petition
https://openmedia.org/ourfuture?src=156953

S. Donald Stookey, Inventor of CorningWare, Dies at 99
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/business/s-donald-stookey-inventor-of-corningware-dies-at-99.html?emc=edit_th_20141107&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Sen. Bernie Sanders: The United States Is on the Verge of Becoming an Oligarchy
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27285-sen-bernie-sanders-the-united-states-is-on-the-verge-of-becoming-an-oligarchy

A 3D tour of the International Space Station
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29944445

Background light suggests many stars 'outside galaxies'

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29917082

Huge raid to shut down 400-plus dark net sites
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29950946

Florida Cop Breaks 14-Year-Old Girl’s Arm During Warrantless Cell Phone Search
http://www.alternet.org/florida-cop-breaks-14-year-old-girls-arm-during-warrantless-cell-phone-search?akid=12450.204376.oZqPaq&rd=1&src=newsletter1026226&t=18

Tickled Pink (full cinema version) - full of bad puns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huytU80fv0o

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106

Complete double rainbow encircles Australian town
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/complete-double-rainbow-encircles-australian-town

Larry Agenbroad, Paleontologist at Mammoths’ Graveyard, Dies at 81
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/us/larry-agenbroad-paleontologist-at-mammoths-graveyard-dies-at-81.html?emc=edit_th_20141108&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

A musical guide to southern India is a YouTube hit

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29952432

Twin waterspouts form off Ligurian coast, Italy
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29975596?ocid=global_bbccom_email_10112014_top+video

The $500 camera that operates at the speed of light
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29801917

I want the car - and the roller thingies
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29801745

“It’s Not Debatable”
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/11/michigan_state_origin_summit_the_university_s_perfect_response_to_the_creationist.html

Here’s What Happens When You Give a GoPro to Elephants
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/11/07/elephant-gopro-zimbabwe?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-10&cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-10

Dark Matter Black Holes Could Be Destroying Stars at the Milky Way’s Center
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dark-matter-black-holes-destroying-pulsars/

Jellyfish Buffet
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003223809/jellyfish-buffet.html?emc=edit_th_20141111&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

A Bird’s Secret to Soaring
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003183221/a-birds-secret-to-soaring.html?playlistId=100000002331748

Secrets of the Bat Wing
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000002925482/secrets-of-the-bat-wing.html?playlistId=100000002331748

Fountains of Chain - so cool
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000002747620/fountains-of-chain.html?playlistId=100000002331748

John Oliver's Amazing Takedown of Ethically Bankrupt State Lotteries
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-john-olivers-amazing-takedown-ethically-bankrupt-state-lotteries?akid=12457.204376.eTVx7L&rd=1&src=newsletter1026682&t=6

Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way
http://www.livescience.com/48685-physics-field-revolution.html

The police may take your money
http://www.bordc.org/blog/police-may-take-your-money

New Clock May End Time As We Know It - cool
http://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/361069820/new-clock-may-end-time-as-we-know-it?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Slow moving lava from Hawaii volcano hits first house - she got the first one
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30000544

Man hits 207mph on rocket-propelled bike
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30003674

Mark Serwotka's life-saving device
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30009016

Swan brings Heathrow runway to a standstill
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29998795

DC Judge Forces Woman To Have Cesarean & She Dies - 5 Shocking Injustices Against Pregnant Women
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/09/1343580/-Shocking-Examples-Of-What-Women-Have-Lost-Pre-Post-Midterms-And-How-We-ll-Fight-Back?detail=email

Bill Maher asks what's the matter with Kansas - funny
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/25/1339078/-MUST-SEE-Bill-Maher-asks-what-s-the-matter-with-Kansas?detail=email

All It Took Was A Laptop And Markers To Silence The Crowd. And What He Said Made Them Furious. - must watch
http://www.upworthy.com/all-it-took-was-a-laptop-and-markers-to-silence-the-crowd-and-what-he-said-made-them-furious?c=upw1

Must Watch: The Trouble With Antibiotics
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/?hd&utm_campaign=2014-11-12%20HHIF&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
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Watch This Video of 100,000 Marching Crabs
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/11/10/want-see-fisheye-lens-view-100000-crabs-marching?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-11&cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-11

YOU CAN GET A CRAZY AMOUNT OF BPA FROM CASH REGISTER RECEIPTS
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2014-6-november-december/green-life/you-can-get-crazy-amount-bpa-cash-register-receipts?src=1link&utm_source=greenlife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

The Dangerous Truth About GMOs That Monsanto Is Desperate to Hide
http://www.alternet.org/food/dangerous-truth-about-gmos-monsanto-desperate-hide?akid=12461.308485.hQuxEk&rd=1&src=newsletter1026893&t=17

Snowden: "I Did What I Did Because I Believe It Is the Right Thing to Do"
http://www.alternet.org/world/snowden-i-did-what-i-did-because-i-believe-it-right-thing-do?akid=12461.308485.hQuxEk&rd=1&src=newsletter1026893&t=11

“Why Would You Kill Her?”: Michigan Police Shoot Woman During Response to Domestic Dispute
http://www.alternet.org/why-would-you-kill-her-michigan-police-shoot-woman-during-response-domestic-dispute?akid=12459.204376.Rw3Y7g&rd=1&src=newsletter1026830&t=8

Groundbreaking Maps Detail Acidity of the Earth’s Oceans
http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/11/ocean-acidification-maps-climate-change/

Amphipolis skeleton from Alexander's time found in Greece
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30019338

Warren Clarke, star of Dalziel and Pascoe, dies aged 67
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30023012

'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29953239

Kentucky’s Whiskey Fungus Problem Is Out of Control
http://munchies.vice.com/articles/kentuckys-whiskey-fungus-problem-is-out-of-control

Protecting the Pilliga
http://www.wilderness.org.au/pilliga-gasfields/stand-with-anne/

What happens when astronauts play with water in space?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30033180

Shell 'warned Nigeria pipeline could leak before spills’ - obviously, they did not heed the warning
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29997074

Man freed after being trapped in shop wall for three days
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30023739

Solar cycle path opens in Netherlands
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30024881

Life-saving liquid: Inside the world's biggest blood bank
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30033677

8-Year-Old Watches Officer Brutally Beat His Mom After Reports of ‘Yelling’
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/8-year-old-watches-officer-brutally-beat-his-mom-after-reports-yelling?akid=12465.204376.OI62Is&rd=1&src=newsletter1027008&t=19

Why Corporations Are Doing Everything They Can to Destroy Net Neutrality
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/hightower-why-corporations-are-doing-everything-they-can-destroy-net-neutrality?akid=12465.204376.OI62Is&rd=1&src=newsletter1027008&t=5

After Being Taken To Wrong Hospital While Unconscious, Woman Faces Bankruptcy From Medical Bills
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/after-being-taken-wrong-hospital-while-unconscious-woman-faces-bankruptcy-medical?akid=12465.204376.OI62Is&rd=1&src=newsletter1027008&t=3

Uncle Sam’s Databases of Suspicion
http://www.thenation.com/article/188681/uncle-sams-databases-suspicion

Here's what happened when Dr. Oz asked Twitter for health questions - :)
http://www.vox.com/2014/11/12/7203269/dr-oz-health-twitter

Climate change 'will make lightning strike more’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30023536

Elizabeth Warren: Corporations Are Taking Over the Courts with the GOP’s Help
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/elizabeth-warren-corporations-are-taking-over-courts-gops-help?akid=12467.204376.rN1dpJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1027097&t=21

Mom Faces Criminal Charges Because Officials Think Being a Vegan Endangers Her Baby - you know, stupid people are at it again.
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/11/12/vegan-mom-threat-baby?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-13

Astronaut Chris Hadfield depicts Earth's beauty from space
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30047485

Saving Mangalica: How the rare 'sheep-pig' was rescued -hairy little pigs and the babies are cute
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30042761

Peter Dazeley photographs the unseen parts of London

Wall Street Journal: “Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/14/1344820/-Wall-Street-Journal-Americans-Cellphones-Targeted-in-Secret-U-S-Spy-Program?detail=email

Jon Stewart goes OFF on #pointergate
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/13/1344582/-MUST-SEE-VIDEO-Jon-Stewart-goes-OFF-on-pointergate?detail=email

The Arctic Sea Ice Meltdown in Maps - looks like if you want to go to the North Pole 40 or so years from now you now have to swim
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20141113/arctic-sea-ice-meltdown-maps

This Cook Stove Cleanly Burns Plastic Bags and Generates Enough Electricity to Charge a Phone
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/11/12/low-pollution-stove-can-cook-dinner-generate-electricity-and-charge-phone?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-14

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Interne companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726



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Have a good one!

Recommended Reading


The dancers who light up the stage with wearable tech
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29802122

Costa Rica issues warning as volcano erupts
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29844966

The UK's animation industry celebrates 60 years of success
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29845321

Looking to Escape the High Cost of College? These 7 Countries Will Educate You for Free
http://www.alternet.org/education/looking-escape-high-cost-college-these-7-countries-will-educate-you-free?akid=12426.204376.2AkJzk&rd=1&src=newsletter1025408&t=3

Rising Ocean Temperatures Put Maine Shrimp Harvests at Risk
http://www.alternet.org/environment/rising-ocean-temperatures-put-another-maine-shrimp-season-risk?akid=12426.204376.2AkJzk&rd=1&src=newsletter1025408&t=17

Jon Stewart Sings the Blues to Texas Democrats—'You Poor Bastards’
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-sings-blues-texas-democrats-you-poor-bastards?akid=12426.204376.2AkJzk&rd=1&src=newsletter1025408&t=11

Law Will Allow Employers to Fire Women for Using Whore Pills - Evil
http://jezebel.com/5893011/law-will-allow-employers-to-fire-women-for-using-whore-pills

Man charged with breaking a trooper’s fist with his face - WTF?
http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/robert-leone/

8 Foods That Share an Ingredient With Antifreeze
http://www.takepart.com/photos/food-and-drinks-contain-anti-freeze?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-31

Activist on Trial for Videotaping a Police Arrest, Called a 'Domestic Threat’
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/activist-trial-videotaping-police-arrest-called-domestic-threat?akid=12428.204376.zAl0OA&rd=1&src=newsletter1025446&t=23

Happy Halloween: Actual PhDs respond to Amazon’s “women’s sexy PhD” costume and it is a treat
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/31/happy_halloween_actual_phds_respond_to_amazons_womens_sexy_phd_costume_and_it_is_a_treat/

"40kg Of Cocaine Found On Mitch McConnell’s Father-In-Law’s Boat”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/31/1340696/-40kg-Of-Cocaine-Found-On-Mitch-McConnell-s-Father-In-Law-s-Boat

I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on - and you’d be, too
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/31/1340612/-I-m-terrified-of-my-new-TV-Why-I-m-scared-to-turn-this-thing-on-and-you-d-be-too?detail=email

McConnell's Kentucky GOP threatens Grimes voters with fraud charges—just for listening to Grimes - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/31/1340676/-McConnell-s-Kentucky-GOP-threatens-Grimes-voters-with-fraud-charges-just-for-listening-to-Grimes?detail=email

Utah police raid monster mash party at family fun center to prevent dancing - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/31/1340562/-Utah-police-raid-monster-mash-party-at-family-fun-center-to-prevent-dancing?detail=email

'I am not a scientist' is shorthand for 'David Koch doesn't want me to answer that’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/31/1340602/--I-am-not-a-scientist-is-shorthand-for-David-Koch-doesn-t-want-me-to-answer-that?detail=email

Amazing NASA video makes earth look like one big living creature - cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T66tLRR9drY&src_vid=JZXErLns1mM&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_397244329

Takei Says 1 Word Before Colbert Disintegrates Him. It's A Big One.
http://www.upworthy.com/takei-says-1-word-before-colbert-disintegrates-him-its-a-big-one?c=upw1

"Win Ugly or Lose Pretty" says Oil Lobbyist in Secret Recording - all about evil people
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/01/1340801/--Win-Ugly-or-Lose-Pretty-says-Oil-Lobbyist-in-Secret-Recording?detail=email

The transcript:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/31/us/politics/31lobbyist-docs.html?_r=1

Can we test for parallel worlds?
https://cosmosmagazine.com/physical-sciences/can-we-test-parallel-worlds

Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29755919?ocid=global_bbccom_email_04112014_magazine

Urban bees: Can a city roof be an insect haven?
http://www.bbc.com/news/29890092

'Fireball meteor' seen over western Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29895502

Engineer secretly saved London from World War Two floods
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-29826986

Why we should go wild to protect bees and insects
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29893269

Inside the UK's biggest salt mine
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29879012

One World Trade Center opens for business in New York
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29889022

Wisconsin Police Deploy Armored Vehicle over Dog Poop Dispute, SWAT Team Executes Dog - WTF????
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/wisconsin-police-deploy-armored-vehicle-over-dog-poop-dispute-swat-team-executes-dog?akid=12436.204376.WvXCr0&rd=1&src=newsletter1025802&t=19

"The GMO Deception": How Big Ag and the Government Are Putting Your Food at Risk
http://www.alternet.org/food/gmo-deception-how-big-ag-and-government-are-putting-your-food-risk?akid=12436.204376.WvXCr0&rd=1&src=newsletter1025802&t=9

The world’s climate change watchdog may be underestimating global warming
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/30/climate-scientists-arent-too-alarmist-theyre-too-conservative/

U.S. Postal Service Spying on Americans Without Oversight
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/10/30/u-s-post-office-spying-on-americans-without-oversight/

Sunday's climate report on hell and high water makes it clearer than ever that delay is denial
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/03/1341154/-Sunday-s-climate-report-on-hell-and-high-water-makes-it-clearer-than-ever-that-delay-is-denial?detail=email

North Carolina voters report voting machines switching their votes to GOP candidate - trouble may be brewing
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/north-carolina-voters-report-voting-machines-switching-their-votes-to-gop-candidate/

Fanged Deer Pops Up Six Decades After Last Sighting
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/11/01/fanged-deer-pops-six-decades-after-last-sighting?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-11-03

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Interne companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726



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October 31st

Happy Birthday teacher_bear & kylecassity!

More hexi rows sewn together. I was about right in my estimation that it would take about 5-7 of the big blocks across to provide a drop on both sides (going to have to do two long rows). I will soon have about ½ go the quilt sewn.

hexi 10_28_14


Also, In the above picture I put the top pieces in the wrong order but it will all come out right at the end. LOL! And it did. Last night I finished sewing the 2nd section together and now the two large sections need to be joined. Afterwards I need to make 4 more rows across, add one more long row to each side and then start working on a border of some sort.

The days have been blustery and the magnolia has dropped its leaves. I know, but I’ll say it again…I HATE THIS TIME OF YEAR AND WHAT FOLLOWS!

We all vote soon I took a look at the voting record of one Scott Garret who claims to represent my district. In the major votes he voted against:

reopening the government - Continuing Appropriations Act
the budget - Concurrent Budget Resolution
Paycheck Fairness
Faux Flex Bill - Working Families Flexibility Act
VAWA - Violence Against Women Reauthorization
ESSA/K-12 - Student Success Act
Woman’s museum - Commission to Study Potential Creation of
and was not a HS data Transparency Act co-sponsor
a woman’s choice

It goes without saying that anything that might help women, women’s rights, women’s health, human rights (I don’t know how he can look the females in his family straight in the face) or concerning healthcare and the environment in general were given a no vote.

The only thing he did vote for was Workforce Investment. In other words he vote the Repub party line and forgot about his constituents.

Quite frankly I can’t figure out way he has not been given the bums rush. Maybe this year though. Fingers crossed that this district will wake up and kick the man out of office.

The weekend is going to be spent doing chores and maybe a bit of rug cleaning. I should also pay a bit of attention to the kitchen. It is time to clean the counters and cabinets again.

Rep. Steve King said recently, “I don’t expect to meet gay people in heaven”. Maybe that is because he will be going in the opposite direction. Oh, and he also included people who live together and those who have divorced. Yep, for all of you who believe in heaven and hell, he’s going to hell.

This looks like it could be fun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_4252856921&feature=iv&src_vid=d3WCvI5Xp18&v=889OPUl8v5w

It has been a while since I put up cat spam so this is what happens when someone wants attention when I am working at the desk. The mouse doesn’t have a chance.

morgan 10_27_14


Wood was delivered this past weekend and we have slowly been getting it stacked. I finished up the job the day before yesterday.

Happy Halloween! First Bite - animation fun
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/opinion/first-bite.html?emc=edit_th_20141031&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

(IL-GOV) Rauner (R) Campaign Has Sun-Times Reporter Suspended - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/23/1338597/--IL-GOV-Rauner-R-Campaign-Has-Sun-Times-Reporter-Suspended?detail=email

How A South Dakota County Is Suppressing The Native American Vote
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/10/24/3583565/south-dakota-native-american-voter-suppression/

Paul LePage's New Idea: Indentured Servants - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/21/1338275/-Paul-LePage-s-New-Idea-Indentured-Servants?detail=email

I Am More Afraid of Republicans, Teapartiers and Libertarians Than Ebola - well said
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/19/1337775/-I-Am-More-Afraid-of-Republicans-Teapartiers-and-Libertarians-Than-Ebola?detail=email

Why anyone in the South would continue to vote Republican after seeing this Map defies logic
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/20/1337820/-Why-anyone-in-the-South-would-continue-to-vote-Republican-after-seeing-this-Map-defies-logic?detail=email

Little Foul-mouthed Princesses Rampantly Drop F-Bomb...For a Damn Good Reason - do play at work
http://www.alternet.org/gender/watch-little-foul-mouthed-princesses-rampantly-drop-f-bomb-damn-good-reason?akid=12397.204376.Og-v1j&rd=1&src=newsletter1024345&t=7

Alabama Pastor Had Sex With Church Members Despite Known AIDS Status
http://www.alternet.org/alabama-pastor-had-sex-church-members-despite-known-hiv-positive-status?akid=12356.204376.M_GRrL&rd=1&src=newsletter1023123&t=8

International Small Farmer Movement Calls Free Trade a Threat to Food Security
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/international-small-farmer-movement-calls-free-trade-threat-to-food-security

NASA: Methane hot spot in U.S. is triple the size of previous estimates
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/14/1336495/-NASA-Methane-hot-spot-in-U-S-is-triple-the-size-of-previous-estimates?detail=email

Minimum wage doesn't 'serve a purpose,' according to Scott Walker
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/14/1336573/-Minimum-wage-doesn-t-serve-a-purpose-according-to-Scott-Walker?detail=email

Watch These Anti-Advertising Graffiti Artists Transform a NYC Subway Car
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/10/13/anti-advertising-graffiti-artists-transform-subway-train?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-14

Scientists Close In on Creating Black Hole in Lab - well, sofa. But! When they get there I know a few politicians that we could experiment with. LOL!
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-close-in-on-creating-black-hole-in-lab/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141015

Chocolate Scorecard
http://www.greenamerica.org/PDF/chocolatescore-labels2014.pdf

Jon Stewart Puts Media's Ebola Alarmists in Their Place
http://thedailyshow.cc.com/full-episodes/pld4q8/october-14--2014---zach-galifianakis

Mainstream US Corporate Media Ignore Increased Fukushima Water Radioactivity
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/mainstream-western-media-ignore-increased-fukushima-water-radioactivity

Tom Cotton wants to restore bank profits in federal student loan programs - evil
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/15/1336708/-Tom-Cotton-wants-to-restore-bank-profits-in-federal-student-loan-programs?detail=email

US actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55 - really sad about this. My favorites films of hers is Tortilla Soup & Lone Star
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29641099

National Portrait Gallery shines light on William Morris
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29626945

Cops Hold Pregnant Woman in Labor at Gunpoint as She Tries to Rush to Hospital -= WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/cops-hold-pregnant-woman-labor-gunpoint-she-tries-rush-hospital?akid=12369.308485.dvVqDE&rd=1&src=newsletter1023438&t=19

Death Star moon may be 'wonky or watery’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29613671

Is reheated pasta less fattening?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29629761

The Vicious Duck That Beats the Crap Out of Anything That Moves
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/absurd-creature-week-vicious-duck-beats-crap-anything-moves/

The right’s scary Ebola lesson: How anti-government mania is harming America - yes, but will they learn the lesson? If they hadn’t cit funding we would probably have had a vaccine for this by now. Scumbags!
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/13/the_rights_huge_ebola_lesson_how_anti_government_mania_is_harming_america/

There is a simple lesson in this Ebola outbreak, and we need to learn it
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/10/6953637/ebola-out-break-lesson-outbreaks-public-health

The umbrella that uses air to keep you dry
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29646423

New Draft of TPP Leaked - And It's Not Good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/17/1337168/-New-Draft-of-TPP-Leaked-And-It-s-Not-Good?detail=email

Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Decrease Access to Affordable Cancer Treatment
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/trans-pacific-partnership-would-decrease-access-to-affordable-cancer-treatment

Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/16/leaked-tpp-chapter-exposes-sweet-deals-big-pharma-and-us-bully-tactics

Stephen Colbert on Fangate: Rick Scott was 'blown away’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/17/1337203/-Stephen-Colbert-on-Fangate-Rick-Scott-was-blown-away?detail=email

Vatican Keeps Pro-Gay Language In Italian Report, Removes It From English Translation - WTF?
http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/10/16/3580908/vatican-walks-back-affirming-language-about-gays/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Ebola funding won't get a hearing from House Republicans, but Ebola panic will - scumbags
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/16/1337019/-Ebola-funding-won-t-get-a-hearing-from-House-Republicans-but-Ebola-panic-nbsp-will?detail=email

Smut in Jesusland: Why Red-State Conservatives Are the Biggest Porn Hounds -
http://www.alternet.org/smut-jesusland-why-red-state-conservatives-are-biggest-porn-hounds?akid=12371.204376.9s7uLs&rd=1&src=newsletter1023485&t=8

US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History
http://truth-out.org/news/item/26842-us-government-sanitizes-vietnam-war-history

Scientists Say Fracking Makes Climate Change Worse, Not Better
http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/15/fracking-not-lower-greenhouse-gas/

A Drone Captured These Never-Before-Seen Views of Killer Whales - another proper use of a drone…research
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/16/drone-took-these-never-seen-views-killer-whales?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-16

The U.S Approves a Powerful New Pesticide Deadly to Monarch Butterflies - shame
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/15/us-government-approves-powerful-new-pesticide-deadly-monarch-butterflies?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-16

They Were Shooting A Beautiful Video From Space. Then They Sped It Up - eye candy
http://www.upworthy.com/they-were-shooting-a-beautiful-video-from-space-then-they-sped-it-up-just-wow?c=upw1

Science shines light on dark matter - brain candy
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29662282

OUCH!
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/man-gets-boner-stuck-in-train-doors.html

Brace Yourself America: The Polar Vortex Is Coming Back
http://www.alternet.org/environment/brace-yourself-america-polar-vortex-coming-back?akid=12374.204376.9bM0o5&rd=1&src=newsletter1023584&t=7

10 Cool Products Invented by Millennials
http://www.takepart.com/photos/10-coolest-socially-relevant-products/next-gallery?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-17

Poultry Giant Perdue Farms Drops “Humanely Raised” Claim to Settle Lawsuits - Thought those labels were too good to be true
http://www.care2.com/causes/poultry-giant-perdue-farms-drops-humanely-raised-claim-to-settle-lawsuits.html

The nasty politicization of Ebola
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-making-ebola-a-partisan-issue/2014/10/17/53227888-55fd-11e4-892e-602188e70e9c_story.html?hpid=z2

Sex 'emerged in ancient Scottish lake’ - this'll probably be a topic at dinner tonight with my laddie
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29661446

'Major' Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/19/major-oil-spill-strikes-louisiana-threatens-waterways

Lynda Bellingham: Tributes paid after actress dies at 66 - sad
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29685903?ocid=global_bbccom_email_20102014_top+news+stories

Dark Matter: Inexplicable Signal from Unseen Universe Provides Tantalizing Clue
http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/mnras/stu186

Martin Gardner, puzzle master extraordinaire
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29688355

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Scathing Dissent Offers 12 Reasons Why Texas' New Voter ID Law Is Racist - well done!
http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-scathing-dissent-offers-12-reasons-why-texas-new-voter-id?akid=12385.204376.piqjaz&rd=1&src=newsletter1023915&t=9

John Oliver: Supreme Court


Find Out If Your Groceries Are Ethically Sourced With This Simple App
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/17/simple-app-now-youll-know-if-your-groceries-are-ethically-sourced?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-20

Tag, You’re It: Baby Rhino Plays With His Sidekick, Lammie the Lamb - :) There’s a bunch of pronking going on
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/10/19/tag-youre-it-baby-rhino-plays-his-sidekick-lammie-lamb?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-20

In This City, Homeless People Work as Tour Guides - good idea
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/10/18/barcelona-spain-homeless-people-tour-guides?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-20

Why SeaWorld Wants to Build the World’s Biggest Fish Farm - kinda creepy considering how ethically challenged the parent company is
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/20/300000-square-foot-fish-farm-californias-shore-seaworlds-working-it?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-20

Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyregion/oscar-de-la-renta-fashion-designer-dies-at-82.html?emc=edit_th_20141021&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

How a SWAT Team Killed an Innocent Man Outside His Childhood Home
http://www.alternet.org/how-swat-team-killed-innocent-man-outside-his-childhood-home?akid=12386.204376.FGX0F6&rd=1&src=newsletter1023920&t=9

First You See The Amazing Things We Used To Do. Then You See The Sad Reality.
http://www.upworthy.com/first-you-see-the-amazing-things-we-used-to-do-then-you-see-the-sad-reality?c=upw1

What She Did To Save Her Language From Going Extinct Is The Most Inspiring Thing I've Seen All Day
http://www.upworthy.com/what-she-did-to-save-her-language-from-going-extinct-is-the-most-inspiring-thing-ive-seen-all-day?c=upw1

Mozambique Diary: Rescuing a Dragon
http://thesmallermajority.com/2014/10/14/mozambique-diary-rescuing-a-dragon/

King Tut Revealed: Scientists do Virtual Autopsy of the Famous King and Find Shocking Surprises
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/21/1338067/-King-Tut-Revealed-Scientists-do-Virtual-Autopsy-of-the-Famous-King-and-Find-Shocking-Surprises?detail=email

Capturing American surf culture
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29666349

Global Trade Pacts Now Limit US Consumer Food Information
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/global-trade-pacts-are-limiting-us-consumer-food-information-now

15 Questions for Darren Wilson - good questions
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/21/1337729/-15-Questions-for-Darren-Wilson?detail=email

Sarah Palin Is One Smart Cookie
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/20/1337983/-Sarah-Palin-Is-One-Smart-Cookie?detail=email

Mitch McConnell knows enthusiasm isn't free!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/21/1338112/-Mitch-McConnell-knows-enthusiasm-isn-t-free?detail=email

Only Six Northern White Rhinos Are Left on the Planet - shame on the human race
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/20/after-sunis-death-there-are-only-six-northern-white-rhinos-left-planet-0?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-21

Fracking Pennsylvania's Public Lands
http://blogs.sierraclub.org/planet/2014/10/fracking-pennsylvanias-public-lands.html?utm_source=insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

John Oliver Gets Bleeped So Much In This Rant About Translators That You Know He's Mad. Really Mad. - and he is right to be mad. This is outrageous.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-gets-bleeped-so-much-in-this-rant-about-translators-that-you-know-hes-mad-really-mad?c=upw1

Were we contacted by aliens in 1977?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqdbgk7

Republican Official Censors Student Newspaper Because It Covered A Democratic Senator’s Campaign
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/10/22/3582703/republican-official-censors-student-newspaper-because-it-covered-a-democratic-senators-campaign/

Chris Christie Says GOP Must Win So It Can Control 'Voting Mechanisms’ - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/chris-christie-says-gop-must-win-so-it-can-control-voting-mechanisms?akid=12394.204376.LYqYfH&rd=1&src=newsletter1024187&t=11

Mitch McConnell Will Say Anything for a Ham
http://www.thenation.com/blog/183665/mitch-mcconnell-will-say-anything-ham

Mystery of dinosaur with giant arms solved
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29729412?ocid=global_bbccom_email_23102014_top+news+stories

Australia's dilemma over the Great Barrier Reef
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-29714577

Egyptian sarcophagus found in Essex house
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-29737317

Bear cub filmed in US store
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29735353

Louisiana's vanishing 'voodoo spells’
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29712917

Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/opinion/paul-krugman-amazons-monopsony-is-not-ok.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

Tales from the Police State: Mow Your Lawn Or Else
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/22/1338387/-Tales-from-the-Police-State-Mow-Your-Lawn-Or-Else?detail=email

125 Seattle Cops Say They Have "Constitutional Right" to
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/22/1338443/-125-Seattle-Cops-Say-They-Have-Constitutional-Right-to?detail=email

Scandal news shake up Republicans in two key Senate races
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/22/1338445/-Scandal-news-shake-up-Republicans-in-two-key-Senate-races?detail=email

McConnell Paid His Ex-Campaign Manager $117K over 2-Month Period AFTER Bribery Scandal Broke
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/22/1338531/-McConnell-Paid-His-Ex-Campaign-Manager-117K-over-2-Month-Period-AFTER-Bribery-Scandal-Broke?detail=email

Hispanic man delivers absentee ballots in Arizona: Conservatives demand he be killed - morons
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/23/1338688/-Hispanic-man-delivers-absentee-ballots-in-Arizona-Conservatives-demand-he-be-killed

Law Will Allow Employers to Fire Women for Using Whore Pills - WTF? I think AZ just hit bottom
http://jezebel.com/5893011/law-will-allow-employers-to-fire-women-for-using-whore-pills

Memo to Anti-Vaxxer Jenny McCarthy: Research Points to a Very Different Culprit for Autism
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/memo-anti-vaxxer-jenny-mccarthy-research-points-very-different-culprit-autism?akid=12397.204376.Og-v1j&rd=1&src=newsletter1024345&t=3

Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets - this stinks to high heaven.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/probe-of-silencers-leads-to-web-of-pentagon-secrets/2014/10/12/12c8d110-4fea-11e4-aa5e-7153e466a02d_story.html?hpid=z8

Now, They’re Not Even Waiting to Retire Before Cashing In
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2014/10/27/now-theyre-not-even-waiting-to-retire-before-cashing-in/

Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist - shame on them
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/25/world/meast/iranian-woman-execution/index.html

In Brazilian city, homeless face ‘extermination’ - shame on them

Jim Crow persists: How Ferguson case leaks revive a shameful tradition - shame on us
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/25/jim_crow_persists_how_ferguson_case_leaks_revive_a_shameful_tradition/?source=newsletter

George Carlin: The Truth About Republicans - not much changes
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/videos/video/george-carlin-the-truth-about-republicans

Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/us/law-lets-irs-seize-accounts-on-suspicion-no-crime-required.html?_r=0

Hawaii homes threatened by molten lava flow
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29776436

and:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29805102

Museum body scan reveals your microbes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028vv0q

Ships’ horns play harbour symphony - silliness http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028vkls


Millions of wild pigs run amok in US
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29747529

Walmart Labels Plus-Size Halloween Outfits as ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ - figures
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/27/walmart-labels-plus-sized-halloween-outfits-fat-girl-costumes?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-27

Reversing Course on Beavers
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/science/reversing-course-on-beavers.html?emc=edit_th_20141028&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29798593

Robbie Williams sings Candy during wife's labour - I’ll bet she wished that she hand a baseball bat handy
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29798234

Sotheby's sued over 'Caravaggio' painting
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29798049

Greek shipwreck off Italy yields ancient finds
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29797269

Why cats aren't Republican
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/27/1339526/-Why-cats-aren-t-Republican?detail=email

Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29245289

The dress that changes colour with your emotions
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29691662

Life on a Louisiana island slowly disappearing into the sea
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29796842

THE SEARCH FOR DARK MATTER
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/sites/default/files/gresham_final.pdf

and there is more:
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-search-for-dark-matter

Evidence Builds for Dark Matter Explosions at the Milky Way’s Core
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dark-matter-explosions-at-milky-way-core/

Jon Stewart Skewers Insane Media Response to Ebola and Chris Christie's D*ckishness
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-skewers-insane-media-response-ebola-and-chris-christies-dckishness?akid=12412.204376.ClctVX&rd=1&src=newsletter1024962&t=6

The GOP Has Empathy Deficit Disorder
http://www.alternet.org/robert-reich-gop-has-empathy-deficit-disorder?akid=12412.204376.ClctVX&rd=1&src=newsletter1024962&t=12

Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ Interview
http://www.thenation.com/article/186129/snowden-exile-exclusive-interview?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%2020141028&newsletter=email_nation

The Surveillance Security State Is a Cancer Spreading Through the Body of the United States
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/the-surveillance-security-state-is-a-cancer-spreading-through-the-body-of-the-united-states

Gulf Oil Spill Left Rhode Island-Sized Oily 'Bathtub Ring' On Seafloor, Study Finds
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/gulf-oil-spill-bathtub-ring_n_6056348.html

Native American tribe outlaws fracking on tribal lands - bravo!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/28/1339853/-Native-American-tribe-outlaws-fracking-on-tribal-lands?detail=email

Sci-fi film Interstellar leads to new scientific discovery
http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/22292/1/sci-fi-film-interstellar-leads-to-new-scientific-discovery

Salamander Shindig Appears On Front Doorstep, Shocks Homeowner
https://www.thedodo.com/pile-of-salamanders-doorstep-778697909.html

Money Koch Bros. Stole from Tribes Could Swing Mid-Term Elections

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/28/money-koch-bros-stole-tribes-could-swing-mid-term-elections-157542

Frogs' chorus leads to discovery of new species in US
http://www.bbc.com/news/29792309

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29815227

Bullet discovery set to rewrite history books
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-29821603

Newly-lit Sistine Chapel is unveiled in Rome
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29827761

Mexico tunnel in Teotihuacan reveals ancient relics
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29827770

Halloween: England's strange and ancient winter rituals
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-29742774

Governor Refuses To Say Why He Signed A Rape Gag Rule Into Law
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/10/29/3586097/governor-refuses-to-say-we-he-signed-a-rape-gag-rule-into-law/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Guess Who’s About to Buy Congress
http://www.thenation.com/blog/186617/guess-whos-about-buy-congress?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%2020141030&newsletter=email_nation

The Day Chris Christie Lost Any Chance of Ever Becoming President
http://www.thenation.com/blog/186953/day-chris-christie-lost-any-chance-ever-becoming-president?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%2020141030&newsletter=email_nation

Mitch McConnell’s Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company
http://www.thenation.com/article/186689/mitch-mcconnells-freighted-ties-shadowy-shipping-company?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%2020141030&newsletter=email_nation

Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.’ - what a sleezebag!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/30/1340340/-Sen-Lindsey-Graham-white-men-in-male-only-clubs-are-going-to-do-great-in-my-presidency?detail=email

The Scary Reason Europe Just Recalled This Whiskey - now why is it necessary to have propylene glycol in whiskey?
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/29/europe-recalls-cinnamon-flavored-whiskey-over-chemical-found-antifreeze?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-30

Baby pandas team up to resist their medication - my cats must have been visiting the baby pandas. LOL!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29845852

Fox's Beckel on catcall victim: 'Damn, baby, you're a piece of woman’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/30/1340321/-Fox-s-Beckel-on-catcall-victim-Damn-baby-you-re-a-piece-of-woman?detail=email

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Interne companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726



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October 14th

We had a cold and rainy Saturday but Sunday the sun was out and shining. I worked on the scrap hexi quilt getting some of the components stitched together. Here is a pic of a few of them

Hexi scrap quilt rows 1_2


After looking at the pic I realized…OOPS!…that I'd made mistake in the layout. I spent all night last night using the seam ripper on those tiny tiny stitches removing some hexes and then resewing everyone together properly. I hate it when I do silly things - what was I thinking? Won’t be doing that again.

Here is what it looks like when correctly put together:

hexi corrected lyouyt


Yikes! I have to accu-suck that carpet again!

We started up the wood stove for the first time this season. Guess I am going to have to fill the oil tank too. ARGH! by the way it is feeling today the wood stove will be in use tonight too. The cats certainly do appreciate it. They were all gathered in front of the it the other night, purring and then dropping off to sleep one by one.

Many people have pointed out lately that we really shouldn’t celebrate Columbus and I tend to agree with them. Here are a few facts:
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Strongest Typhoon Of 2014 Headed Towards Japan With Waves Up To 50 Feet High
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/08/3577257/strongest-typhoon-of-2014/

Comcast Flexes its Muscle, Gets Complaining Customer Fired
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/08/1335115/-Comcast-flexes-its-Muscle-Gets-Complaining-Customer-Fired?detail=email

Indiana man tasered and ripped from car during routine traffic stop
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/07/1334971/-Indiana-man-tasered-and-ripped-from-car-during-routine-traffic-stop?detail=email

Minors seeking abortions face horrible questioning since fetuses can have lawyers in Alabama - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/06/1334709/-Minors-seeking-abortions-face-horrible-questioning-since-fetuses-can-have-lawyers-in-Alabama?detail=email

Cave paintings change ideas about the origin of art
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29415716

US Senator Involved in the Killing of Hundreds of Pigeons
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/us-senator-involved-in-the-killing-of-hundreds-of-pigeons.html

Next Time You See This Machine At A Wedding, Remember It Does A Lot More Than Take Wedding Photos
http://www.upworthy.com/next-time-you-see-this-machine-at-a-wedding-remember-it-does-a-lot-more-than-take-wedding-photos?c=upw1

Here's What Happened When One City Gave Homeless People Shelter Instead of Throwing Them in Jail
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/heres-what-happened-when-one-city-gave-homeless-people-shelter-instead-throwing-them?akid=12342.204376.MZGYv5&rd=1&src=newsletter1022411&t=9

The most important national-security secrets case you've never heard of
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/08/national-security-letters-case-government-surveillance

Police Violated Constitutional Rights Of Ferguson Protesters, Federal Judge Rules
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/ferguson-protesters-keep-walking_n_5942482.html

Tom Cotton: ISIS might join with Mexican drug cartels to attack Arkansas - moron!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/08/1335151/-Tom-Cotton-ISIS-might-join-with-Mexican-drug-cartels-to-attack-Arkansas?detail=email

Don't drink the water North Carolina–that's not a metaphor
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/08/1335161/-Don-t-drink-the-water-North-Carolina-that-s-not-a-metaphor?detail=email

Man who shot an un-armed man over road rage to use Michigan’s “Stand Your Ground” defense - You have ALEC to blame for this law
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/08/1335172/-Man-who-shot-an-un-armed-man-over-road-rage-to-use-Michigan-s-Stand-Your-Ground-defense?detail=email

Your Laundry Detergent Probably Contains This Dirty Ingredient
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/07/tides-new-laundry-detergent-hard-dirt-easier-earth?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-08

Supercomputer simulations show the moment when a pair of neutron stars collide, collapse into a black hole and tear themselves out of the visible universe
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003163759/spinning-into-oblivion.html?emc=edit_th_20141009&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Berkeley
http://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000003163008/36-hours-in-berkeley-calif.html?emc=edit_th_20141009&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Documents Reveal Billions of Gallons of Oil Industry Wastewater Illegally Injected Into Central California Aquifers
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/fracking-10-06-2014.html

NYPD Officer Takes $1,300 from Man, Pepper Sprays Him When He Objects
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/nypd-officer-takes-1300-man-pepper-sprays-him-when-he-objects?akid=12344.308485.mKlgVU&rd=1&src=newsletter1022549&t=21

Corporations Are Trying to Take Away Your Right to Complain About Their Products
http://www.alternet.org/economy/why-consumers-are-fighting-their-right-gripe?akid=12344.308485.mKlgVU&rd=1&src=newsletter1022549&t=5&paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark

Check Out The Last Photos That'll Probably Ever Be Taken Of These Adorable Planet Co-Dwellers
http://www.upworthy.com/check-out-the-last-photos-thatll-probably-ever-be-taken-of-these-adorable-planet-co-dwellers?c=upw1

They Took A Camera To A Remote Area In Greenland, And What They Recorded Is Simply Terrifying
http://www.upworthy.com/they-took-a-camera-to-a-remote-area-in-greenland-and-what-they-recorded-is-simply-terrifying?c=upw1

Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29564935?ocid=global_bbccom_email_10102014_top+news+stories

'Giant leap' to type 1 diabetes cure
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29566784

Antikythera wreck yields new treasures
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29557384

Jimmy Page: How we wrote Stairway to Heaven
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29550639

Captive Killer Whales Learn to Speak Dolphin
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/09/killer-whale-learns-speak-dolphin?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-09

Tom Cotton gets all the Pinocchios for 'ISIS and Mexican drug cartels coming to Arkansas' whopper
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335382/-Tom-Cotton-gets-all-the-Pinocchios-for-ISIS-and-Mexican-drug-cartels-coming-to-Arkansas-whopper?detail=email

NYPD officer caught on video robbing a man and pepper spraying onlookers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335425/-NYPD-officer-caught-on-video-robbing-a-man-and-pepper-spraying-onlookers?detail=facebook?detail=email

Republican senators seek to block funds to combat Ebola - well that tells you exactly where they stand.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335476/-Republican-senators-seek-to-block-funds-to-combat-Ebola?detail=email

Will Anyone Read This?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335335/-Will-Anyone-Read-This?detail=email

Shelley Moore Capito explains climate change can't be man-made because it's raining outside - WTF? mother moron.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335437/-Shelley-Moore-Capito-explains-climate-change-can-t-be-man-made-because-it-s-raining-outside?detail=email

Yes, the Koch brothers really are that evil
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/08/1335246/-Yes-the-Koch-brothers-really-are-that-nbsp-evil?detail=email

Police pepper spray black teen because he couldn't possibly be part of white family
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/08/1335141/-police-pepper-spray-black-teen-because-he-couldn-t-possibly-be-part-of-white-family?detail=email

Cop Threatens to Put Couple's 2-Week-Old Baby in Protective Services Over a Traffic Stop
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/cop-threatens-put-couples-2-week-old-baby-protective-services-over-traffic-stop?akid=12340.204376.9bddSn&rd=1&src=newsletter1022364&t=9

Warning against a government campaign to clamp down on First Amendment activity in social media
http://www.constitutioncampaign.org/blog/?p=17828#.VDgJbvl4pcQ

NSA Mind-Bender: We Won’t Tell You What Info We Already Leaked to the Media
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/nsa-mind-bender-wont-tell-info-already-leaked-media/?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=cbe80de3ce-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-cbe80de3ce-391758205

216 attendees sickened at 2014 Food Safety Summit were served contaminated chicken
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335428/-216-attendees-sickened-at-2014-Food-Safety-Summit-were-served-contaminated-chicken?detail=email

Georgia Secretary of State is caught in a lie UPDATE: Video from Rachel Maddow
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335494/-Voter-suppression-Georgia-Secretary-of-State-is-caught-in-a-lie?detail=email

Walmart heirs working to kill affordable rooftop solar power - evil
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335430/-Walmart-heirs-working-to-kill-affordable-rooftop-solar-power?detail=email?detail=email

What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal - love little kids! LOL!
http://www.nytimes.com/video/magazine/100000003166834/small-plates.html?emc=edit_th_20141011&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Jammy Goodness From the Inside Out
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003138171/cornmeal-plum-scones.html?playlistId=1194820411913

Big Brother May Be Watching the Next Time You Take a Cab
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/big-brother-may-be-watching-next-time-you-take-cab?akid=12348.204376.jpRG2U&rd=1&src=newsletter1022638&t=9

Update on Fukushima Plutonium Releases to the Pacific Ocean
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335533/-Update-on-Fukushima-Plutonium-Releases-to-the-Pacific-Ocean?detail=email

Germany offers free college tuition to U.S. and international students
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/10/1335669/-Germany-offers-free-college-tuition-to-U-S-and-international-students?detail=email

Cop knocks out teen on suspicion of marijuana cigarette
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/10/1335695/-Cop-knocks-out-teen-on-suspicion-of-marijuana-cigarette?detail=email

3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater has been injected illegally into California Aquifers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/10/1335729/-3-billion-gallons-of-oil-industry-wastewater-has-been-injected-illegally-into-California-Aquifers?detail=email

I’ve Read the Government’s Arguments to Screw Amazon Workers and I’m Furious
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/10/1335670/-I-ve-Read-the-Government-s-Arguments-to-Screw-Amazon-Workers-and-I-m-Furious?detail=email

Former NFL exec: Teams hid 'hundreds' of abuse incidents
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/10/09/jerry-angelo-chicago-bears-national-football-league/16981865/

'Citizenfour' Documentary Untangles the NSA Leak Saga
http://www.alternet.org/citizenfour-review-poitras-victorious-film-shows-snowden-vindicated?akid=12350.308485.eCtSqd&rd=1&src=newsletter1022787&t=13

Olympian Class Warfare - why do I think Hunger Games when I read this?
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2014/10/12/olympian-class-warfare/

The fatal attraction of lead
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29568505

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/15/libertarian-utopia-styled-after-ayn-rand-book-spectacularly-falls-apart-almost-immediately/

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These 14 States Have a Plan for Climate Change. The Rest of You Are Screwed.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/10/most-states-dont-have-plan-when-climate-change-brings-its-predictable-destruct-0

Viking treasure trove found in Dumfries field
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29595359

New world record for the heaviest firework in Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29590482

The First Spacewalk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_9035/index.html

Crime-fighting surveillance planes provoke privacy controversy
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29469017

Woman finds three-inch leech in nose after South East Asia trip - eew!
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29595164

Art archaeology: X-rays & the hidden Rembrandt
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2H0Mhk2JtxXSsWcKwvqwJ12/art-archaeology-x-rays-the-hidden-rembrandt

Giant, Worm-Slurping Leech Filmed For The First Time
http://io9.com/giant-worm-slurping-leech-filmed-for-the-first-time-1639845316

Please Permit This Fleshy Mouth-Blob To Serenade You With Frank Sinatra - strangely disturbing
http://io9.com/please-permit-this-fleshy-mouth-blob-to-serenade-you-wi-1645482769

Our Understanding of Giraffes Does Not Measure Up
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/science/our-understanding-of-giraffes-does-not-measure-up.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

The sound of little hooves in the night
http://thesmallermajority.com/2014/10/08/the-sound-of-little-hooves-in-the-night/

The Plot Against Public Education - a must read
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-plot-against-public-education-111630.html

Republican senators seek to block funds to combat Ebola - they want to murder
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/09/1335476/-Republican-senators-seek-to-block-funds-to-combat-Ebola

Why Are Researchers Finding Traces of Radioactive Particles in Baby Teeth?
http://www.alternet.org/environment/3-worrisome-questions-regarding-nuclear-power?akid=12354.308485.rLz5XG&rd=1&src=newsletter1023009&t=3

One of Monsanto's Leading Products Has Been Linked to Cancer -- Again
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/one-monsantos-leading-products-has-been-linked-cancer-again?akid=12354.308485.rLz5XG&rd=1&src=newsletter1023009&t=15

'I'm Not Saying That Rape Is Good, But I'm Just Saying ... Can't You Take Care Of Yourselves?’
http://www.upworthy.com/im-not-saying-that-rape-is-good-but-im-just-saying-cant-you-take-care-of-yourselves?c=upw1

He Spent His Days Collecting Bones. After 1 Or 2 Beers, It Hit Him, And It Was Kind Of Genius.
http://www.upworthy.com/he-spent-his-days-collecting-bones-after-1-or-2-beers-it-hit-him-and-it-was-kind-of-genius?c=upw1

Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/science/smell-turns-up-in-unexpected-places.html?emc=edit_th_20141014&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Rats and Their Alarming Bugs
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/science/rats-and-their-alarming-bugs.html?action=click&contentCollection=Science®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article

Robert Reich explains what would happen to the U.S. under a Republican Senate
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/13/1336312/-Robert-Reich-explains-what-would-happen-to-the-U-S-under-a-Republican-Senate?detail=email

Meet the toughest political ad in memory: "Republican Cuts Kill.” - wattch it.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/13/1336343/-Meet-the-toughest-political-ad-in-memory-Republican-Cuts-Kill

GOP Voter ID Law Gets Crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner's Ruling Is so Amazing
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/26385-gop-voter-id-law-gets-crushed-why-judge-richard-posners-ruling-is-so-amazing

Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29589427

Another petition to sign:
Reclassify the Internet as a common carrier
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50409/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13907

Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Of course, this will mean that when Netflix and other corporations purchase faster Internet, the consumers who use their service will be paying more to watch movies and download information. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants.

We recently wrote that the United States has lost its democratic legitimacy and now was a plutocratic oligarchy. This is what plutocracy looks like – policies designed for the wealthy, so they can make more money from the rest of us.

According to the Times:
“The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

“That, of course, could increase costs for content companies, which would then have an incentive to pass on those costs to consumers as part of their subscription prices.”

In the future, if a new start-up – the future Twitter or Facebook – begins it will have a very hard time competing with those who are established Interne companies because the slower service of the start-ups will make them less consumer friendly. As a result we can expect less creativity on the Internet.  As Stacy Higginbotham wrote:

“The plans took the hallmark of network neutrality — the notion that ISP shouldn’t discriminate between the traffic flowing over their networks — and turned it on its head.”

The proposal is being shared with other members of the Commission today. There will then be amendments suggested to garner majority support and the plan is to vote on the proposal on May 15.

Take action now. To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
To call and contact commissioner’s offices, call 1-888-225-5322.

In addition, call your elected representatives.  Tell them if net neutrality is ended, you will hold them accountable by withholding your vote. Both parties hope to control the senate after the mid-term elections, so you have more power than usual to let them know they are losing your vote if they fail to take action to stop the FCC proposal. The number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Then go sign the petition here and the two a bit further down on the page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/internet-for-the-wealthy/


The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse Than You Think
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_neutrality_proposal_is_even_worse_than_you_think.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=13bb388d47&mc_eid=a138cf4d02

Out in Missouri the Repug legislators have started impeachment proceeding against their Democrat Gov. because he “directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples.” Go sign the petition.
http://dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6377/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=8ECF7D69C7B9540DDADB539E025D29CA-n2?action_KEY=185

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break/?source=conf

FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726



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BOOKS READ 2015

1) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

2) Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

3) The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

4) Vampire in Denial by Dale Meyer

5) The Fey - Claudia Hall Christian

6) Witch Season - Summer by Jeff Mariotte

7) Witch Season - Fall by Jeff Mariotte

8) Divergent by Veronica Roth

9) Insurgent by Veronica Roth

10) The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins

11) Ode To A Banker by Lindsey Davis

12) Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester

13) Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

14) The Last Thirteen by James Phelan

15) The Ghost & Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick

16) The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis

17) August Heat by Andrea Camilleri

18) Allegiant by Veronica Roth

19) The Debt: Catch the Zolt by Phillip Gwynne

20) Nemesis by Lindsey Davis

BOOKS READ 2014

1) Asking Questions by H.R.F. Keating

2) A
Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
by John Grant

3) A Baltimore Garden Quilt by Barbara Burnham

4) Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe

5) Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog

6) The Good Detective by H.R.F. Keating

7) City of Bones - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

8)The Art of Seamless Knitting by Simona Merchant-Dest

9) A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen

10) Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe

11) Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog

12) City of Ashes - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

13) City of Glass - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

14) City of Fallen Angels - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

15) The Accusers by Lindsey Davis

16) City of Lost Souls - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

17) City of Heavenly Fire - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

18) The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolken

19) Ashes of the Elements by Alys Clare

20) The Rose of the World by Alys Clare

21) The Joys of My Life by Alys Clare

22) Out of the Dawn Light by Alys Clare

23) Mulch Ado About Nothing by Jill Churchill

24) The House of the Seven Mabels/I> by Jill Churchill

25) The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble

26) Mist Over the Water by Alys Clare

BOOKS READ 2013

1) Voices by Ursula K. LeGuin

2) The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka

3) The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer (audio book)

4) Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman (audiobook)

5) Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin

6) Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer

7) Demon of the Air - An Aztec Mystery by Simon Levack

8) Shadow of the Lords - An Aztec Mystery by Simon Levack

9) Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew

10) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

11) A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé

12) Gifts by Ursula K. LeGuin

13) Wine of Violence by Priscilla Royal

14) The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

15) A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

16) The Queen's Agent by John Cooper

17) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

18) The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri

19) The Rose Without a Thorn by Jean Plaidy

20) Plain & Simple by Sue Bender


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