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October 31st

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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

Me
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/

One of my fave guitarists


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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October 8th

Me
I washed the utility baby quilt and it turned out all crinkly and wonderful. I didn’t pre-wash the cotton batting and the result is great. It went off to its new home this past weekend.

ellens quilt final


I can tell you that I am dreaming of a new sewing machine. I am going to have to start saving up for one because I got really annoyed at my present machine making the above small quilt.

We packed up ourselves and headed south to Cape May for the weekend. It was a family gathering at the wedding of one of our younger members. Family gatherings are always so much fun aren’t they? We all invaded one beach hotel with marvelous views of the Atlantic ocean. Took walks along the shore and yes, I even waded in to retrieve one of those awful mylar balloons before it was washed back out to sea. Cold.

Cape May 10_4_14

Cape May seagull


The kids had their wedding out on the beach and their reception at one of the big rental houses along the main shore drive. It was good to see everyone and yes, there were times I wanted to slap one of them up the side of the head but refrained from doing so.

It is now Wednesday and I’d better get this posted. We had a very loud thunder bumper of a night but this morning the sun has broke through and is accompanied by some gusty winds. Yes, the leaves are starting to pile up next to the side of the drive. ARGH!

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Ebola a Symptom of Ecological and Social Collapse
http://ecointernet.org/

Moon's hidden valley system revealed
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29447159

Green Snot
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140922-green-snot-takes-over-worlds-rivers

South Carolina Cop Allegedly Shoots 68-Year-Old Man For Driving Into His Driveway
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/georgia-cop-allegedly-shoots-68-year-old-man-just-driving-his-driveway?akid=12317.204376.c_ZzT5&rd=1&src=newsletter1021501&t=11

Florida officer tases 62-year-old woman in the back just for the hell of it
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333619/-So-ugly-Florida-officer-tases-62-year-old-woman-in-the-back-just-for-the-hell-of-it?detail=email

Koch brothers spend millions telling Latinos how stupid they are
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333456/-Koch-brothers-spend-millions-telling-Latinos-how-stupid-they-are?detail=email

Perdue proposes economic policy ripped straight from dictator's playbook
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333464/-Perdue-proposes-economic-policy-ripped-straight-from-dictator-s-playbook?detail=email

Cory Gardner claims 'there is no federal personhood bill' ... but there is, and he co-sponsored it - kinda makes you wonder what these people are smok’in
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333585/-Cory-Gardner-claims-there-is-no-federal-personhood-bill-but-he-co-sponsored-it?detail=email

School Bans Jeggings, Compares Girls to Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman’
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/30/school-dress-code-jeggings-julia-roberts?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-01

Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Gene-altered-apple-tested-in-Washington-state-5736742.php

Mozart's A major piano sonata K331 manuscript found
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29443433

The most beautiful train journey in the world?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29379678

DJI Feats: Eruption at Bardabunga Volcano - nice footage of the volcano I’ve been watching. Oh, and by the way, this is the only type of thing that drones should be used for.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L6Phuwqi7Y

and this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cICS9MtRRw#t=80

Pat Roberts lies about # of policies cancelled due to ACA - yep, that preacher Pat Roberts
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333711/-KS-Sen-Pat-Roberts-lies-about-of-policies-cancelled-due-to-ACA?detail=email

Mich GOP goes to the gutter, mailer asks people to call Dem candidate's mother in hospice - shameful!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333740/-Mich-GOP-goes-to-the-gutter-mailer-asks-people-to-call-Dem-candidate-s-mother-who-is-in-hospice?detail=email

Out-of-control police: It's not just the tasing, it's the ... everything else
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333699/-Out-of-control-police-It-s-not-just-the-tasing-it-s-the-everything-else?detail=email

Stephen Colbert strikes back against Bill O'Reilly's attacks on him
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/02/1333791/-Stephen-Colbert-strikes-back-against-Bill-O-Reilly-s-attacks-on-him?detail=email

Vermont State police seize car and leave driver on side of road in 20° weather-snow covered tag
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/02/1333859/-Vermont-State-police-seize-car-and-leave-driver-on-side-of-road-in-20-weather-snow-covered-tag?detail=email

Earth Has Water Older Than the Sun
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-has-water-older-than-the-sun/

Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized "Cop Watch" Groups Across the US
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26527-police-departments-retaliate-against-organized-cop-watch-groups-across-the-us

Empty Nests of the North: "Massive Chick Deaths" in Seabird Colonies; Climate, Oceanic Changes Blamed
http://truth-out.org/news/item/26588-empty-nests-of-the-north-massive-chick-deaths-in-seabird-colonies-climate-oceanic-changes-blamed

Raging GOP Candidate Mike Bost's Past Includes Dog Killing And Mysterious Stolen Gun - WTF?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/mike-post-police-records_n_5890554.html

Your Baby Looks Like Your Ex—Shocking New Research Shows Previous Partners' Sperm May Lurk Inside You - LOL! Let make men more paranoid.
http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/your-baby-looks-your-ex-shocking-new-research-shows-previous-partners-sperm?akid=12320.204376.kZ93OX&rd=1&src=newsletter1021648&t=13

Meet the Budget-Slashing, Job-Killing GOP Governors Who've Ruined Their States
http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/meet-budget-slashing-job-killing-gop-governors-whove-ruined-their- states?akid=12320.204376.kZ93OX&rd=1&src=newsletter1021648&t=17

Solar Could Be Our Biggest Energy Source By 2050, If We Elect the Right Politicians
http://www.alternet.org/environment/solar-could-be-our-biggest-source-energy-2050?akid=12320.204376.kZ93OX&rd=1&src=newsletter1021648&t=21

Jon Stewart Mocks Mainstream Media for Over-the-top Ebola Hysteria
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-mocks-mainstream-media-over-top-ebola-hysteria?akid=12320.204376.kZ93OX&rd=1&src=newsletter1021648&t=19

Satellites detect 'thousands' of new ocean-bottom mountains
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29465446

Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29442642

What’s it like being a cat?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28795300

Sherlock Holmes silent classic uncovered in Paris vault
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29474334

Has commercialism gone too far at India festival Durga Puja?
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29470648

Nobel Prize for the brain's GPS discovery
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29504761#%22

Different depths reveal ocean warming trends
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29474646

US rebuff to gay marriage opponents - good.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29508566

Gabriel Figueroa: The man who created the Mexican sky
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29470452

Stanford Scientists Link Drought in California to Global Warming
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/stanford-scientists-link-global-warming-to-drought-in-california

Cops Shoot and Kill Grandpa in Raid Based on Tip from the Thief Who Stole His Car
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/cops-shoot-and-kill-grandpa-raid-based-tip-thief-who-stole-his-car?akid=12328.308485.soUzMU&rd=1&src=newsletter1021859&t=25

Salmon people pray for sacred fish to return to historic home
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/5/-salmon-people-praytoreturnsacredswimmerstohistorichome.html

Student Protests Are a Bigger Deal Than You Think
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26637-student-protests-are-a-bigger-deal-than-you-think

The Latest Cannabis Science The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You to Know
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/latest-cannabis-science-mainstream-media-doesnt-want-you-know?akid=12329.308485.FNFJwk&rd=1&src=newsletter1021928&t=11

John Oliver Explains Why Cops Can Just Seize Your Property
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-john-oliver-explains-why-cops-can-just-seize-your-property?akid=12331.204376.wfqFch&rd=1&src=newsletter1022088&t=7

How Exotic and Unlikely-Sounding Disasters Could Kill off Humans
http://www.alternet.org/visions/how-exotic-and-unlikely-sounding-disasters-could-kill-humans

Paul Revere, Rocker Who Founded the Raiders, Dies at 76
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/arts/music/paul-revere-organist-and-namesake-of-the-raiders-dies-at-76.html?emc=edit_th_20141006&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Is Your Dentist Ripping You Off?
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/dentist-ripping-you-off

Monsanto's Roundup Linked to Cancer - Again
http://truth-out.org/news/item/26614-monsanto-s-roundup-linked-to-cancer

Geoffrey Holder, Bond villain and dancer, dies aged 84 - loved this man’s voice
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29505646

Germany's Solar revolution threatens fossil fuel based generation
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/05/1334333/-Upcoming-solar-storage-parity-in-Germany-represent-threat-to-fossil-fuel-industry?detail=email

Mother Nature Is Speaking, and This Time You'd Better Listen - beautifully done, watch them.
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/10/06/conservation-international-nature-speaking?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-06

Invention of blue LEDs receives physics Nobel
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29518521#%22

Human Universe: How do astronauts return to Earth?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29519470

7 Disturbing Facts About the Koch Brothers' Relationship with Race and Civil Rights
http://www.alternet.org/7-disturbing-facts-about-koch-brothers-relationship-race-and-civil-rights?akid=12333.204376.-jaQKh&rd=1&src=newsletter1022149&t=3

Step Inside the World's Most Dangerous Garden (If You Dare)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/step-inside-worlds-most-dangerous-garden-if-you-dare-180952635/?no-ist

Indiana state trooper pulls woman over and asks 'do you accept Jesus Christ as your savior?' - WTF?!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/06/1334731/-Indiana-state-trooper-pulls-woman-over-and-asks-do-you-accept-Jesus-Christ-as-your-savior?detail=email

Stolen backpack accusation sends high school student to jail for three years without a trial
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/06/1334647/-Stolen-backpack-accusation-sends-high-school-student-to-jail-for-three-years-without-a-trial?detail=email

PA Top State Officials Resign in Porn Scandal--Now Can Use State Jobs Site to Find Employment
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/04/1334233/-PA-Top-State-Officials-Resign-in-Porn-Scandal-Now-Can-Use-State-Jobs-Site-to-Find-Employment?detail=email

It's the Washington Post's turn to hyperventilate about mobile device privacy
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/06/1334369/-It-s-the-Washington-Post-s-turn-to-hyperventilate-about-mobile-device-privacy?detail=email

'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse seen in Americas and E Asia
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29522648?ocid=global_bbccom_email_08102014_top+news+stories

My day at the gun nuts’ confab: Blunt talk, high drama and mass paranoia
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/07/my_day_at_the_gun_nuts_confab_blunt_talk_high_drama_and_mass_paranoia/?source=newsletter

Wal-Mart Kills Health Insurance For Its Employees
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/07/1334946/-Wal-Mart-Kills-Health-Insurance-For-Its-Employees?detail=email

Caught on hidden camera, NYPD officers beat surrendered, unarmed teenager with gun and fists
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/07/1334870/-Caught-on-hidden-camera-NYPD-officers-beat-surrendered-unarmed-teenager-with-gun-and-fists?detail=email

Meet the World’s Newest—and Most Endangered—Whale
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/06/take-look-could-be-most-endangered-whale-planet?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-07

Pro-life Republican says kill anyone with Ebola to stop it from spreading- this man is vile and quite frankly maybe he should get a dose of the disease.
http://video.nationalmemo.com/Prolife-Republican-says-kill-anyone-with-Ebola-to-stop-it-from-spreading-27506365?playlistId=993&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Control_Group_A&utm_campaign=Morning%20Memo%20-%20October%208%202014#.VDRfT_ldVu4

Microscope work wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29536525

Canadian freight train derails and catches fire
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29538567

Peekaboo twins video of Molly and Megan Keher goes viral
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-29529323

Vivid pink diamond reaches record price at Sotheby’s
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29530249

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 1st

Me
I really was up too early this morning. I do want to go back to bed.

The leaves are turning and I find myself, once again, disgusted with the change. It happens every time Fall rolls around. A perfect life would be one where you could have two homes that you could travel between - when Fall came to one you could just move to the other warmer one.

The quilting is complete on the utility baby quilt and I have started to work the white hexes that will separate the red and turquoise blocks on the other quilt. I decided what to do with the outer border of the baby utility quilt and got it done last night. I even got the binding on and half sewn down. Tonight I will finish up and get it into the wash. It can then travel to the little parasite it is for. Picture of the binding and backing material.

Ellens quilt binding and backing


I can tell you that I am now dreaming of a new sewing machine. I am going to have to start saving up for one because I got really annoyed at my present machine.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire - a must read!
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-20140924#ixzz3EN1h2p1h

Three West Virginia Cops Choke, Batter Man with Huntington's Disease
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/24/1331929/-Three-West-Virginia-Cops-Choke-Batter-Man-with-Huntington-s-Disease?detail=email

Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-21141244

UN adviser Jeffrey Sachs on 'alarming climate change’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29337857

Singapore's bird lovers and their bird singing competitions
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28810578

'Global Wobbling'? Jon Stewart Boils at Arguments Made by Climate-Change-Denying Congress
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/23/jon-stewart-climate-change?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-09-24

You Should See What This Woman Sees Every Day. It's Gorgeous And Really Messed Up
http://www.upworthy.com/you-should-see-what-this-woman-sees-every-day-its-gorgeous-and-really-messed-up?c=upw1

NYPD Officers Slam Pregnant Woman on Street—Belly First
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-nypd-officers-slam-pregnant-woman-street-belly-first?akid=12289.204376._AV5bT&rd=1&src=newsletter1020609&t=7

Hundreds of High Schoolers Walk Out to Protest Conservative Takeover of History Standards
http://www.alternet.org/education/hundreds-high-schoolers-walk-out-protest-conservative-takeover-history-standards?akid=12289.204376._AV5bT&rd=1&src=newsletter1020609&t=3

An Orangutan Learns to Fish
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/orangutan-learns-fish?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=twitter&mbid=social_twitter

Restaurant Flips Off Yelp in the Funniest Way Possible - love these people! LOL! I can tell you that if I am in their area I will make a beeline to the Bistro. Bless Chefs Cerritini and Massimo!!!
http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/a-restaurant-is-deliberately-trying-to-be-the-worst-rev-1636532498

How the Christian Right Is Getting Beat at Its Own Game, By Satanists of All People
http://www.alternet.org/belief/how-christian-right-getting-beat-its-own-game-satanists-all-people?akid=12293.204376.HOI6el&rd=1&src=newsletter1020668&t=4

Guess What Scientists Found in Your Favorite German Beer?
http://www.alternet.org/food/want-some-plastic-particles-german-beer?akid=12293.204376.HOI6el&rd=1&src=newsletter1020668&t=2

U.S. To Pay Navajo Nation $554 Million in Largest Single Tribe Settlement in History - finally!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/24/1332206/-U-S-To-Pay-Navajo-Nation-554-Million-in-Largest-Single-Tribe-Settlement-in-History?detail=email

Clear skies reveal water on distant Neptune-sized planet
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29343987

How to keep a troupe of performing horses happy
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29373054

Playing music with your brain
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29333741

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice’ - The gift that apparently keeps on giving
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29361351

Master knot expert Des Pawson
http://www.nytimes.com/video/t-magazine/100000003117878/in-paris-of-the-humble-knot.html?playlistId=1194812905212

Surfers Win a Round for Public Access to Ocean Beaches Against Billionaire - good.
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/surfers-win-a-round-for-public-access-to-ocean-beaches-against-billionaire

Owl family wakes up to find GoPro outside its burrow - priceless
http://daviddobbs.net/smoothpebbles/owl-family-wakes-up-to-find-gopro-outside-its-burrow/

Jon Stewart to Eric Bolling: 'F*** you and all your false patriotism
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1332519/-Jon-Stewart-to-Eric-Bolling-F-you-and-all-your-false-patriotism?detail=email

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29368984

Cancer kills three 9/11 firefighters on the same day - and the doctors still don’t want to confirm that the illness our firefighters are experiencing are linked to that site. You know the old adage, “Where there’s smoke there’s fire”.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29381978

Congressman Denies Making Controversial Comments About Gays, Forgets The Entire Thing Is On Tape
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/09/26/3572571/audio-pittenger-compares-firing-lgbt-workers-to-smoking-bans-then-denies-it/

PUBLIC OPINION IN REAL AMERICA, FJM STYLE - old school smack down.
http://www.ginandtacos.com/2014/09/15/public-opinion-in-real-america-fjm-style/

Ontake erupts
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29390451

FBI Classifies Animal Abuse as a ‘Crime Against Society’
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/24/fbi-classifies-animal-abuse-crime-against-society?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2014-09-27-elephant

Bodybuilding Christian Swingers From Florida Start Spouse-Swapping Website
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/27/bodybuilding-christian-swingers_n_5890254.html?cps=gravity

Three 16-year-old girls win Google's global science competition with breakthrough project
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1332621/-Three-16-year-old-girls-win-Google-s-global-science-competition-with-breakthrough-project?detail=email

JeffCo Colorado school board member opens her mouth, shows why students are right to protest
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1332617/-Colorado-school-board-member-opens-her-mouth-shows-why-students-are-right-to-protest?detail=email

FBI criticizes Apple and Google for giving people what they want: privacy
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1332567/-FBI-criticizes-Apple-and-Google-for-giving-people-what-they-want-privacy?detail=email

This Is What Happens When Little Boys Believe That They Can Do Absolutely Anything
http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-what-happens-when-little-boys-believe-that-they-can-do-absolutely-anything?c=upw1

Leonardo Da Vinci 'painted three Ermine portraits’
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29407093

California adopts college sex crime rule
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29406138

'Kryptonite' discovered in mine
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6584229.stm

Watching Irish People Taste American Snacks Will Make You Seriously Reconsider Eating Them
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/happy-videos/1249/Watching-Irish-People-Taste-American-Snacks-Will-Make-You-Seriously-Reconsider-Eating-Them#h0sIV0bIjmAyCTWk.01

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

HBO's John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/29/1333145/-HBO-s-John-Oliver-How-is-Ayn-Rand-still-a-thing?detail=email

Marmosets Find Videos Educational, if Not Viral
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003142326/marmoset-see-marmoset-do.html?emc=edit_th_20140930&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

No Glass Ceiling for Worker Bees
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003068527/rise-of-the-worker-bees.html?playlistId=100000002331748

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29418983

A Creepy Talk By A Brilliant Man Reveals Just How Far We're In Over Our Heads

http://www.upworthy.com/a-creepy-talk-by-a-brilliant-man-reveals-just-how-far-were-in-over-our-heads?c=upw1

This Guy Explained The Universe To His 5-Year-Old, And Now She Knows More Than I Do
http://www.upworthy.com/this-guy-explained-the-universe-to-his-5-year-old-and-now-she-knows-more-than-i-do?c=reccon1

The Latest Scientific Evidence Should Be the Death Blow to Artificial Sweeteners
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/why-humanity-shouldnt-be-playing-games-artificial-sweeteners?akid=12308.204376.q8LWuF&rd=1&src=newsletter1021271&t=7

The Supreme Court That Made It Easier to Buy Elections Just Made It Harder for People to Vote in Them
http://www.thenation.com/blog/181790/supreme-court-billionaires-not-voters?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%2020140930&newsletter=email_nation

Washington football fans freak out when confronted by actual live Native Americans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/27/1332747/-Washington-Football-Fans-Freak-Out-when-Confronted-by-Actual-Live-Native-Americans?detail=email

First Ebola case diagnosed on US soil - so it starts.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29437070#%22

Albuquerque police officer jokes about shooting James Boyd–kills him two hours later
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1333374/-Albuquerque-police-officer-jokes-about-shooting-James-Boyd-kills-him-two-hours-later?detail=email

Kochs sent hundreds of thousands of fake voter registration mailings in North Carolina
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1333372/-Kochs-sent-hundreds-of-thousands-fake-voter-registration-mailings-in-North-nbsp-Carolina?detail=email

Unsportmanlike to pray after NFL Touchdown if you are not a Christian
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1333316/-Unsportmanlike-to-pray-aftyer-NFL-Touchdown-if-you-are-not-a-Christian?detail=email

Pirate Attacks & Corrupt Clergy: Vatican Archives Reveal Secrets
http://www.livescience.com/48067-pirate-tale-revealed-in-vatican-archives.html?cmpid=558326

GE Wheat Contamination in Montana Proves GMOs Can’t Be Controlled
http://www.anh-usa.org/ge-wheat-contamination-in-montana-proves-gmos-can%E2%80%99t-be-controlled/

Why the Web of Life Is Dying
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26536-why-the-web-of-life-is-dying

Cop Accused of Breaking Into Woman’s Home, Beating Her: ‘Sometimes I’m a Bad Guy’
http://www.alternet.org/cop-accused-breaking-womans-home-beating-her-sometimes-im-bad-guy?akid=12311.204376.ebz_nS&rd=1&src=newsletter1021324&t=18

Scientists Find ‘Direct Link’ Between Earthquakes And Process Used For Oil And Gas Drilling
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/16/3568090/direct-link-between-earthquakes-and-fracking-process/

These Stunning Photos of Greenland's "Dark Snow" Should Worry You
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/why-greenland-dark-snow-should-worry-you?google_editors_picks=true

California imposes first state-wide plastic bag ban - well done CA
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29435813

Satellite images show Aral Sea basin 'completely dried’
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/satellite-images-show-aral-sea-basin-completely-dried

Walrus mass in vast numbers on Alaska beach as sea ice retreats
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats

Stephen Colbert skewers the GOP's 2016 roster
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/01/1333555/-Stephen-Colbert-skewers-the-GOP-s-2016-roster?detail=email

Kochs brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1333457/-Kochs-brothers-freak-out-in-response-to-Rolling-Stone-expose?detail=email

Amazing drone footage of massive Hong Kong protests
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1333399/-Amazing-drone-footage-of-massive-Hong-Kong-protests?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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September 24th

Me
In a while we will be having out mid-term elections. Are you registered to vote? If not there are many places where you can get yourself registered. Here’s one place online:
http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote/

It is also Banned Book Week. Go on, I know you want to read one of the banned books, it will be good for ya. Of course, one of my faves is on the list - Margaret Attwood’s The Handmaids Tale.
http://publishingperspectives.com/2014/09/celebrate-the-week-read-a-banned-book/



“Want to see something really cool, well, hot actually.


I have been putting off adding some of my old CDs into the new computer so this afternoon I decided to just get on with it. So in went some rock, country, blues and jazz. :)

I was busy with a couple of projects this weekend - the small blocks for the hexi quilt and a scrappy baby quilt. First the baby quilt and then lots of small hexi blocks.


baby quilt for Eileen

Small block 1

Small block 2

Small block 3

Small block 4

Small block 5

Small block 6

Small block 7
Small block 8
Small block 9

Small block 10

Small block 11

Small block 12

Small block 13

Small block 14

Small block 15

Small block 16

Small block 17

Small Block 18

Small Block 19

Small Block 20o

Small Block 21

Small Block 22

Small Block 23

Small Block 24

Small Block 25


It is cool this morning. Argh! Have a good one!

Recommended Reading


Christie Sells Out New Jerseyans To The Koch Brothers
Christie Sells Out New Jerseyans To The Koch Brothers

Paul Krugman Has Some Truly Shocking News About Climate Change
http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-has-some-truly-shocking-news-about-climate-change

Polly Bergen Dies at 84; Emmy-Winning Actress
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/arts/polly-bergen-dies-at-84-emmy-winning-actress.html?emc=edit_th_20140921&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Cheetah cubs unveiled at San Diego Zoo
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29299151

The Most Dangerous Mushroom
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/02/most_dangerous_mushroom_death_cap_is_spreading_but_poisoning_can_be_treated.single.html

What Seeking an Abortion Was Like Before Roe vs. Wade
http://www.alternet.org/gender/what-seeking-abortion-was-roe-v-wade?paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark

Climate change summit: Global rallies demand action
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29301969

Sculptor Nathan Sawaya creates art using Lego bricks
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29308377

Birds of Paradise
http://www.birdsofparadiseproject.org/content.php?page=61


“Officer Of The Year” For Protecting Women, Accused Of Using Police Resources To Stalk Women
http://www.mintpressnews.com/officer-year-protecting-women-accused-using-police-resources-stalk-women/196788/

The Latest GMO Corn Strain Can Withstand a Chemical Weapon
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/18/dow-brings-back-agent-orange?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-09-19

The Twisted World of Sexual Organs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/20140908-twisted-world-of-sexual-organs/index.html

Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy' - Well Done! Maybe they have remembered their families altruistic roots after all.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29310475

Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29239529

App helps you wake up with a stranger - :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29221163

Nearly Annihilating Native Americans Led to Abandoning a Respect for Nature's Limits
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/nearly-annihilating-native-americans-led-to-abandoning-a-respect-for-nature-s-limits

Fascism 101: The Police and Media Control
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26345-fascism-101-the-police-and-media-control

Take a Good Look at This Rare Malayan Tiger—It May Be One of Your Last
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/19/poachers-have-taken-deadly-toll-malaysias-tigers?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-09-22

Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29245289?ocid=global_bbccom_email_23092014_magazine≠

The Top 10 Craziest Sex Laws in America - always good for a laugh
http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/top-10-craziest-sex-laws?akid=12281.308485.cfAwW8&rd=1&src=newsletter1020319&t=15

Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29321771

Fractured California Glacier Triggers Flood In Midst Of Drought
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/22/1331648/-Fractured-California-Glacier-Triggers-Flood-In-Midst-Of-Drought?detail=email

Rick Perry says Joan Rivers may not have died if New York had Texas-style anti-abortion laws - Rick Perry's glasses do not make him smarter. They don't make him any less of an asshole, either.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/22/1331599/-Rick-Perry-says-Joan-Rivers-may-not-have-died-if-New-York-had-Texas-style-anti-abortion-laws?detail=email

Bill Maher mocks gullible America for missing the real enemy
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/22/1331654/-Bill-Maher-mocks-gullible-America-for-missing-the-real-enemy?detail=email

A blast or two from the past - just some of the essentials. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPOy7TPjfkE

And
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aK6JnyFmk

And
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7Vr3yQYWQ

And
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYV6KZpnEak

And
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D6cw8Ob2sk

And
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n2d1_OIHZ4

And
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVOHS1_z9HA

And to end this little foray, one of the best
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smSiCjYIvrM

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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September 19th

Me
Happy birthday charlesatan!

Sunshine!

As most couple do, each morning we inquire if the other slept well and usually end up talking about dreams - or lack of. Yesterday morning Dearest came down and started rattling off a list of sensational dreams but the one that got me was when he arrived at the “I dreamed you were pregnant” one. Back it up buster! Don’t even think bout it!

I got a few more flower garden blocks complete over the week.

Block 22

Block 23

Block 24

Block 25

Block 26

Block 27


I bagged up another 10 blocks worth in my zip locks and I think I am going to make a baby quilt with the rest. I will play with that this weekend.

It’s almost time to do the daily errands so I’d better get this posted before I go.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

NEW ZEALAND LAUNCHED MASS SURVEILLANCE PROJECT WHILE PUBLICLY DENYING IT
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/15/new-zealand-gcsb-speargun-mass-surveillance/

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/in-vermont-a-milestone-in-green-energy-efforts/2014/09/14/9fc6e2c6-3c28-11e4-a430-b82a3e67b762_story.html

Are YOU Jack The Ripper? No. And neither’s Aaron Kosminski - well, they have a problem with what constitutes a shawl - they are rectangular and many other shapes.
http://usvsth3m.com/post/96977532433/are-you-jack-the-ripper-no-and-neithers-aaron
Rape Culture in the Alaskan Wilderness
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/rape-culture-in-the-alaskan-wilderness/379976/

Meet the Frackers: Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers’ Biblical Ambitions
http://www.alternet.org/meet-frackers-right-wing-billionaire-brothers-biblical-ambitions?akid=12245.204376.rLS-5S&rd=1&src=newsletter1019485&t=21

CIA Director John Brennan Refuses To Tell Congress Who Authorized Senate Spying - well, declare him in contempt and throw him in jail until he does.
http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/15/cia-director-john-brennan-refuses-to-tell-congress-who-authorized-senate-spying/

How 1 Sweet Black Lab Changed A Man's Life For The Better
http://www.upworthy.com/how-1-sweet-black-lab-changed-a-mans-life-for-the-better?c=reccon1

Fast Food Franchise Owners Ask Congress For Help To Stop Worker Campaign For Wages, Union
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/09/16/3567898/fast-food-franchise-lobby-day/

Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill - vote them out people!
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/09/15/3567740/republicans-paycheck-fairness-act/

Another Out Of Control Cop Story, But This Cop May Have Messed With The Wrong Kid
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/16/1330050/-Another-Out-Of-Control-Cop-Story-But-This-Cop-May-Have-Messed-With-The-Wrong-Kid?detail=email

Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a Christie Scandal?
http://truth-out.org/news/item/26224-is-new-jersey-fudging-its-pension-fund-results-to-defuse-a-christie-scandal

Giant shrimp as long as your arm caught off Florida coast
http://www.chron.com/hunting-fishing/article/Giant-shrimp-as-long-as-your-arm-caught-off-5735848.php

Spanish flamenco: Is this the last of the castanet makers?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29222164

Pro-War Talking Heads on TV Have Big Ties to Military Contractors
http://www.alternet.org/investigations/pro-war-talking-heads-tv-have-big-ties-military-contractors?akid=12249.308485.5ffieB&rd=1&src=newsletter1019604&t=14

How the Bush Administration Covered Up the Saudi Connection to 9/11
http://www.alternet.org/how-bush-administration-covered-saudi-connection-911?akid=12249.308485.5ffieB&rd=1&src=newsletter1019604&t=19

Saudis Lobbied John McCain & Lindsey Graham to sell War.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/16/1330029/-Saudis-Lobbied-John-McCain-Lindsey-Graham-to-sell-War?detail=email

South Carolina sheriff's deputy caught on video repeatedly tasing man in handcuffs
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/16/1330125/-South-Carolina-sheriff-s-deputy-caught-on-video-repeatedly-tasing-man-in-handcuffs?detail=email

Fish filmed spitting ostracod ‘fireworks'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28838200

How Conservative Christians Are Trying Their Damnedest to Make America's Kids Wildly Ignorant
http://www.alternet.org/education/how-conservative-christians-are-trying-their-damnedest-make-americas-kids-wildly-ignorant?akid=12260.204376.qSEqFc&rd=1&src=newsletter1019767&t=2

6 Extremely Weird Facts About Marriage
http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/6-extremely-weird-facts-about-marriage?paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark

10 Words You Didn't Know Used to Be Dirty
http://www.alternet.org/culture/10-words-you-didnt-know-used-be-dirty

Scientists Mapped 8,000 Galaxies Surrounding Us And Found *This* Amazing Discovery - welcome to Laniakea
http://www.upworthy.com/scientists-mapped-8000-galaxies-surrounding-us-and-found-this-amazing-discovery?c=upw1

Salmon Return to Washington’s Elwha River for the First Time in 102 Years
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/17/salmon-return-elwha-river-first-time-102-years?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-09-17

US school districts given free machine guns and grenade launchers - this is such a bad idea. Places of learning do not need weapons.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/us-school-districts-given-free-machine-guns-and-grenade-launchers

Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/13/radical-librarianship-how-nin.html

Amazing Roald Dahl cakes that Wonka himself would be proud of
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkpicturegalleries/11101340/Amazing-Roald-Dahl-cakes-that-Wonka-himself-would-be-proud-of.html?frame=3041124

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29237571

All in the Family: How the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Other Billionaires Are Undermining America
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/09/family-koch-brothers-sheldon-adelson-sam-walton-bill-gates-billionaires-undermining-america.html

Just How Bad ARE Texas Textbooks? THIS Bad.
http://aattp.org/just-how-bad-are-texas-textbooks-this-bad/

Michele Raffin has hundreds of birds in her California backyard, also known as Pandemonium Aviaries, where she cares for talkative parrots and is breeding endangered pigeons.
http://www.nytimes.com/video/garden/100000003119100/life-with-hundreds-of-birds.html?emc=edit_th_20140919&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Robert McMinn, an urban homesteader in New York City, worked to be sure his neighbors and landlords were happy with his chickens. - :)
http://www.nytimes.com/video/realestate/100000003016737/challenges-of-the-city-chicken.html?playlistId=1194811622347

Tech review: A look back at the week's headlines
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29259581

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29253796

10 Republican Red States That Mooch off Coastal Liberal States
http://www.alternet.org/10-republican-red-states-mooch-coastal-liberal-states?akid=12263.204376.Xf-r7N&rd=1&src=newsletter1019911&t=2

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/16/jason_box_s_research_into_greenland_s_dark_snow_raises_more_concerns_about.html?wpsrc=fol_tw

Watch Obama’s Top Science Advisor Repeatedly Shut Down Climate Deniers At House Climate Hearing
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/18/3568720/john-holdren-science-house-climate-hearing/

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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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Change the world one loan at a time – visit
http://www.Kiva.org

September 15th

Me
We currently have sunshine outside but I know we are supposed to be getting thunderstorms later. Over the weekend the temperatures got down into the 40s in the evenings. This is much too soon for cold weather.

I was up way too early this morning. I opened my eyes around 4 am because the grey cat was talking, loudly, at the bedroom door. ARGH! Right now she is trying to plop down on the keyboard! Upon waking I realized that someone had crawled under the covers next to me and was sound asleep. Cracked me up. I guess she doesn’t like the cold weather either.

Every morning I wake up wondering if the Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga has erupted yet. It’s caldera continues to drop - a reported 23 meters now (approx. 75.5 feet).

It is that time of the year when the sunrise lights up the hillside directly out my office window making it look first orange and then yellow.

I think I am going to go back to bed for and hour or so.

I got a few more flower garden blocks complete over the weekend.

Block 8

Block 15

Block 16

Block 17

Block 18

Block 19

Block 20

Block 21


Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Wrongfully Convicted, Leonard Peltier Is Turning 70 in Prison
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/wrongfully-convicted-leonard-peltier-turning-70-prison?akid=12231.204376.f2ps17&rd=1&src=newsletter1018806&t=19

Georgia State Senator Complains That Voting Is Too Convenient For Black People (Updated) - asshole.
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/09/3565073/georgia-senator-early-voting-suppression/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow’
http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20140903-colombias-liquid-rainbow

Franklin expedition ship found by Canada
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29136409

Ozone layer showing 'signs of recovery', UN says
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29152028

video:
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29150917

The Importance Of Ignoring Dick Cheney
http://www.nationalmemo.com/importance-ignoring-dick-cheney/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NM_Master_List&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter%20-%20September%2011%202014&utm_content=A

Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29143096

Ballet teaching app is like playing ‘Twister'
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29131551

The art and science of colour on demand
http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140905-colour-on-demand

Nomads showcase 'girl chasing' game in Kyrgyzstan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-29161147ßßœ

2014 X-Ray Contest Winners
http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/2014-X-Ray-Contest-Winners/ß

Jon Stewart Nails the NFL's Absurd Dissembling in the Ray Rice Affair
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-nails-nfls-absurd-dissembling-ray-rice-affair?akid=12234.204376.KPSsa3&rd=1&src=newsletter1018957&t=17

Another Republican candidate implodes by telling the truth
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/11/1328881/-Another-Republican-candidate-implodes-by-telling-the-truth-about-his-beliefs?detail=email

The Astonishing Story of the Federal Reserve on 9-11
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/10/1328813/-The-Astonishing-Story-of-the-Federal-Reserve-on-9-11?detail=email


This Map Shows Where Dolphins Captured at the Cove in 2013 Were Sold
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/12/map-shows-where-dolphins-captured-cove-2013-were-sold?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-09-12

Dick Cheney Should be in Jail
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/dick-cheney-should-be-jail?akid=12241.204376.WKsKWv&rd=1&src=newsletter1019115&t=17

Chick-fil-A demotes woman after she took time off for a double mastectomy
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/11/1328992/-Chick-fil-A-demotes-woman-after-she-took-time-off-for-a-double-mastectomy?detail=email

Why are the Danes the happiest?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026jgt9

Medoc marathon 'offers wine instead of water’ - yep, nothing like stumbling over the finish line. :) Bless the French heart.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29181404

Inside Rome's Trevi Fountain, closed for refurbishment
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29175316

Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/snowden-documents-indicate-nsa-has-breached-deutsche-telekom-a-991503.html

Django Unchained Actress Accosted by LAPD After Kissing White Husband
http://gawker.com/django-unchained-actress-mistaken-for-prostitute-accos-1634555094


























































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

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

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Change the world one loan at a time – visit
http://www.Kiva.org

September 10th

Me
It is internet slow down day. Go sign the petition!
https://www.battleforthenet.com/

Iceland’s volcano is doing some fun things - well, I think they are fun. Have you ever seen volcano tornado? Hop over here and scroll down a bit and play the video. Cool, ah, or should I say hot. :) The photos are stunning too.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/08/1328206/-B-r-arbunga-How-Low-Can-It-Go?detail=email

We have had some crazy weather here lately. Today started out bright and sunny and now is dark and gloomy.

A long time friend died last week. If it had not been for my Mom’s grapevine we would not have even known about it. Just sad that good people go before they should - or at least before I think they should. He gave me my love for the single malt, Monty Python and introduced me to to my first husband.

More flower garden blocks complete.

Block 9

Block 10

Block 11

Block 12

Block 13

Block 14


Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Pat Robertson advises 80 year old tither to get her butt to work - this man is an ass.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/04/1327137/-Pat-Robertson-advises-80-year-old-tither-to-get-her-butt-to-work?detail=email

Rep. Frank Wolf to introduce bill authorizing use of military force against anyone, forever - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/04/1327230/-Rep-Frank-Wolf-to-introduce-bill-authorizing-use-of-military-force-against-anyone-forever?detail=email

Leading Poultry Producer Cuts Nearly All Antibiotic Use - good
http://www.takepart.com/feature/2014/09/04/perdue-cuts-antibiotics?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-09-05

Scientists 'make telepathy breakthrough’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29093700

Jon Stewart Mocks Hilariously Insane 2014 Campaign Ads
http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/watch-jon-stewart-mocks-hilariously-insane-2014-campaign-ads?akid=12207.204376.cwQHQn&rd=1&src=newsletter1018183&t=15

The Religious Right's 'Nice Guy' Who Threw His Wife Under the Bus
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/05/the-religious-right-s-nice-guy-who-threw-his-wife-under-the-bus.html


What "Battlestar Galactica" Can Teach Us About the Militarization of Police

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26010-what-battlestar-galactica-can-teach-us-about-the-militarization-of-police

Black boy, 12, with Down Syndrome Abused by White Guard. As a “Joke." - what is wrong with people?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/05/1327359/-Black-boy-12-with-Down-Syndrome-Abused-by-White-Guard-in-Front-of-Parents-As-a-Joke?detail=email

Meteorite leaves crater in Nicaraguan capital Managua
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29106843

Shang or Zhou dynasty sword found in Jiangsu
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29108764

Dust storm sweeps over Phoenix
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29104674

German waiter smashes beer-carrying record
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29105635

CNN Begins Coverage of Royal Pregnancy - I could kiss this man sometimes. LOL!
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/cnn-begins-coverage-royal-pregnancy?src=mp

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/female-viking-warriors-proof-swords

Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29115845

Plovdiv uncovers its ancient past
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0269ny6

Inside the heart of a volcano
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0263nf2

The police are taking your cash at traffic stops
http://www.constitutioncampaign.org/blog/?p=17650#.VA8qg_ldWSp

Man Rappels Into A Volcano With A GoPro. Here Are The Results - such a very bad idea.
http://digg.com/video/man-rappels-into-a-volcano-with-a-gopro-here-are-the-results

Dressing Your Dog Up Like A Massive Spider Is One Way To Scare The Sh*t Out Of People - sickness, pure sickness
http://digg.com/video/dressing-your-dog-up-like-a-massive-spider-is-one-way-to-scare-the-sh-t-out-of-people

Evangelical Megachurch Begins Closing Branches After Pastor Calls Women “Penis Homes”
http://www.alternet.org/gender/evangelical-megachurch-begins-closing-branches-after-pastor-calls-women-penis-homes?akid=12222.204376.Qvff6s&rd=1&src=newsletter1018632&t=18

4 Awful Things Pastor Mark Driscoll Has Said Besides Calling Women “Penis Homes”
http://www.care2.com/causes/4-awful-things-pastor-mark-driscoll-has-said-besides-calling-women-penis-homes.html

Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29126854?ocid=global_bbccom_email_10092014_top+news+stories

London’s weekly beer pilgrimage
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20140828-londons-weekly-beer-pilgrimage?ocid=global_travel_rss&ocid=global_bbccom_email_10092014_travel

Half of North America Bird Species Facing Extinction
http://www.alternet.org/north-americas-key-birds-facing-extinction-study-finds?akid=12226.204376.rMgWkF&rd=1&src=newsletter1018687&t=22

El Niño
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003102629/how-it-happens-el-nio.html?emc=edit_th_20140910&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

The Twenty-Eight Pages
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/twenty-eight-pages

GOP congressman calls firing gay people one of the 'freedoms we enjoy’ - scumbag
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/08/1328117/-GOP-congressman-calls-firing-gay-people-one-of-the-freedoms-we-enjoy?detail=email

The REAL Reason the CIA Destroyed 92 Videos of Detainees Being Tortured
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/08/1328094/-The-REAL-Reason-the-CIA-Destroyed-92-Videos-of-Detainees-Being-Tortured?detail=email

After earthquake, Ohio suspends two wells for fracking wastewater
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/08/1328137/-After-earthquake-Ohio-suspends-fracking-at-two-wells?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

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


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September 5th

Me
Sorry, once again it has been while since I've posted. I have a new computer since the logic board on the old one fried, so to speak. Not too much fun but it is at times like this that you learn why you back up everything you do during the day. I didn’t have any problems. Only one thing, the word processing and accounting programs I used no longer work with the newer OS and being able to get into the old files is a kerfluffle.

I read that…”NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to NFL owners today admitting he made a mistake in the Ray Rice case and announcing stiff penalties for players who commit domestic violence -- six games or more for a first offense, and a lifetime ban from the NFL for a second.1 It’s a stunning victory for women, and for NFL players, staff and fans.”

I happen to disagree with the use of the words stunning victory - the NFL should ban them on first offense. Period.

Just a short comment on stars and the hacked cloud kerfluffle. Why did you take the pics in the first place?

I’ve been making a bunch of hexes from scrap fabric for a new quilt and decided that watching tennis I’d assemble a few blocks using some of the hexes that are already done. Truth be told the box holding all of them is kinda overflowing so…

OH, ya, it is turquoise and red.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7


I hope you all have a great weekend! Tennis is on the schedule for us. There is oodles of stuff to read below since it has been so long. Get a cup of coffee/beverage. Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Police Officer Threatens To Shoot Reporter Live-Streaming Protests In Ferguson
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/17/3472290/police-officer-threatens-to-shoot-reporter-live-streaming-protests-in-ferguson/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/20/3473502/oklahoma-hit-with-20-earthquakes/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

California Supreme Court Cuts Back Fifth Amendment Right to Remain Silent When Questioned by Police
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/california-supreme-court-cuts-back-fifth-amendment-right-remain-silent-when?akid=12176.204376.oFRLwF&rd=1&src=newsletter1017174&t=14

Disgraceful! Male Senators Called Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Chubby,’ ‘Fat’ and ‘Porky’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/disgraceful-male-senators-called-kirsten-gillibrand-chubby-fat-and-porky?akid=12176.204376.oFRLwF&rd=1&src=newsletter1017174&t=19

Think the Southwest’s Drought Is Bad Now? It Could Last A Generation Or More
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/southwest-megadrought

Leaked Audio Suggests Koch's AFP Violated Law During Walker Recall
http://www.prwatch.org/node/12584

Leaked Audio Suggests Koch's AFP Violated Law During Walker Recall - good
http://www.prwatch.org/node/12574

Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox”
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/time-travel-simulation-resolves-grandfather-paradox/

Doctors Without Borders on Ebola's spread: "World is losing the battle to contain it"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/03/1326700/-Doctors-Without-Borders-on-Ebola-s-spread-World-is-losing-the-battle-to-contain-it?detail=email

Another man dies during routine traffic stop; Cops withhold all information.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/02/1326585/-Another-man-dies-during-routine-traffic-stop-Cops-withhold-all-information?detail=email

Bárðarbunga: A Brief Update (updated x2 - scientists evacuating) - just follow this guy’s boog for all the latest. The images are stunning!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/02/1326692/-B-r-arbunga-A-Brief-Update?detail=email

What can we learn from 800,000 public comments on the FCC's net neutrality plan?
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/09/02/what-can-we-learn-from-800000-public-comments-on-the-fccs-net-neutrality-plan/

Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/epic-drought-in-west-is-literally-moving-mountains/

Deep sea 'mushroom' may be new branch of life
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29054889

Petrel slump: Effort to halt birds' decline on St Kilda
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-29060905

New york photo exhibition challenging negative stereotypes of ginger men
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29058516

Westerns director Andrew McLaglen dies aged 94
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29051180

Colchester Roman jewellery found hidden under shop
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29055933

'Silly walks' Buckingham Palace Guardsman under investigation
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29054216

Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/sep/03/milky-way-laniakea-galaxy-supercluster-immeasurable-heaven

Police's Latest Horrifying Anti-Protest Weapon
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/polices-latest-horrifying-anti-protest-weapon?akid=12200.204376.WQs9qd&rd=1&src=newsletter1017948&t=14

Barely Literate? How Christian Fundamentalist Homeschooling Hurts Kids
http://www.alternet.org/education/barely-literate-how-christian-fundamentalist-homeschooling-hurts-kids?akid=12200.204376.WQs9qd&rd=1&src=newsletter1017948&t=18

The House of Representatives Has Been Bought. Here Is Definitive Proof.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/cantor-congress?src=nl&mag=esq&list=nl_enl_pol_non_090314_congress

'Dreadnought' dinosaur yields big bone haul
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29050114

BP found 'grossly negligent' in 2010 Gulf oil spill
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29069184

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/03/1326859/-Fact-There-are-mystery-cell-phone-towers-intercepting-your-information
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/03/1326859/-Fact-There-are-mystery-cell-phone-towers-intercepting-your-information?detail=email

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/03/1326895/-Judge-blasts-expert-witnesses-called-to-defend-Texas-anti-abortion-law
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/03/1326895/-Judge-blasts-expert-witnesses-called-to-defend-Texas-anti-abortion-law?detail=email

Patriot Act’s Absurd New Spawn: Just When You Thought it Couldn’t Get Any Worse
http://www.alternet.org/patriot-acts-absurd-new-spawn-just-when-you-thought-it-couldnt-get-any-worse?akid=12202.204376.RKGXLI&rd=1&src=newsletter1018096&t=6

Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25861-caught-on-tape-what-mitch-mcconnell-complained-about-to-a-roomful-of-billionaires

Seven Disturbing Quotes From the Koch Summit Recordings
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/27/1325059/-Seven-Disturbing-Quotes-From-the-Koch-Summit-Recordings?detail=email

Huge Dam Removed, Fish and Critters Happy, Union Jobs Saved
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/27/1325165/-Huge-Dam-Removed-Fish-and-Critters-Happy-Union-Jobs-Saved?detail=email

Police let their dog urinate on Michael Brown memorial, then drove over it
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/27/1325000/-Police-let-their-dog-pee-on-Brown-memorial-then-drove-over-it?detail=email

You’ve Got Face Mites - this will get my mom going. LOL!
http://www.wired.com/2014/08/youve-got-face-mites/

Meet the climate deniers who want to be president
http://grist.org/politics/meet-the-climate-deniers-who-want-to-be-president

Need a Manual?
http://www.manualsonline.com/

This Might Be Jon Stewart's Best Rant Ever
http://www.upworthy.com/this-might-be-jon-stewarts-best-rant-ever-because-ferguson?c=upw1

10 Scientific Reasons To Add Cinnamon To Your Diet
http://www.alternet.org/food/10-scientific-reasons-add-cinnamon-your-diet?akid=12182.308485.Z5lds5&rd=1&src=newsletter1017213&t=8&paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark

House Candidate Called Female Senators "Undeserving Bimbos in Tennis Shoes”
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/minnesota-gop-congressional-candidate-jim-hagedorn-mr-conservative-blog-tim-walz

Top Immigration Court Hands Huge Win to Battered Women Seeking Asylum. Conservatives Freak Out.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/doj-immigration-court-domestic-violence-asylum-conservative-backlash

Your Cellphone Company Says Your Location Info Is Private. Think Again.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/cell-phone-carriers-privacy-location

The People’s March - a word from Jim Hansen
http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2014/20140829_PeoplesMarch.pdf

Police seize gamer during live broadcast - why?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28973524

Four-storey tall 'earth harp' makes music off the walls
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28977014

Hoping to strike gold in the California wilderness
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28958369

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28976849?ocid=global_bbccom_email_29082014_technology

Iceland lowers alert for erupting volcano
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28977773

Why the Additives in Processed Foods May Be Even More Dangerous Than You Think
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/28/food-additives-may-be-more-dangerous-than-you-think?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-08-29

Outraged Animal Advocates Demand Firing of CEO Caught on Camera Kicking a Puppy
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/28/after-ceo-caught-camera-kicking-puppy-outraged-animal-advocates-want-him-fired?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-08-29

Sign the petition:
http://www.change.org/p/centerplate-fire-ceo-des-hague-for-animal-cruelty

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch - yep, just why we need to do, give the militarized police a way to shut off the phones.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2598680/california-passes-law-mandating-smartphone-kill-switch.html#tk.nl_mwbest

'Leftist Commie Scum' Russell Brand Hilariously Destroys FOX News In Ongoing Feud
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/29/1325757/-Russel-Brand-Hilariously-Destroys-Fox-News-Coverage-In-Ongoing-Feud-VIDEO?detail=email

Bárðarbunga: New Eruption in Holuhraun, w/100m Lava Fountains
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/31/1326062/-B-r-arbunga-New-Eruption-in-Holuhraun-w-60m-Lava-Fountains?detail=email

Pennsylvania Makes Public 243 Cases of Fracking Contaminated Water
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/29/1325694/-Pennsylvania-Makes-Public-243-Cases-of-Fracking-Contaminated-Water?detail=email

Crash Landings - :)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202278139343097

Why Government Researchers Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/why-government-researchers-think-we-may-be-living-in-a-2d-hologram?trk_source=popular

Charles Koch Personally Founded Group Protecting Oil Industry Hand-Outs, Documents Reveal
http://www.alternet.org/charles-koch-personally-founded-group-protecting-oil-industry-hand-outs-documents-reveal?akid=12191.204376.UgprK5&rd=1&src=newsletter1017648&t=26

7 Fascinating Scientific Mysteries: Black Holes, UFOs and the Origins of Everything
http://www.alternet.org/7-fascinating-scientific-mysteries-black-holes-ufos-and-origins-everything?akid=12191.204376.UgprK5&rd=1&src=newsletter1017648&t=28&paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark

What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?
http://gigaom.com/2014/09/01/what-is-the-blue-light-from-our-screens-really-doing-to-our-eyes/?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email

Which 37 House Democrats Voted with the GOP to Poison Your Water?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317419/-Which-37-House-Democrats-Voted-with-the-GOP-to-Poison-Your-Water?detail=email

Sentinel system pictures Napa quake
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29012588

Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador: Increased activity
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29030304

Don’t want to give police your name? You may be arrested. - see if your state requires you to identify yourself
http://www.constitutioncampaign.org/blog/?p=17607#.VAXpmfldWSo

Jay Adams, Who Changed Skateboarding Into Something Radical, Dies at 53
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/sports/jay-adams-who-changed-skateboarding-into-something-radical-dies-at-53.html?emc=edit_th_20140818&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/freedomworks-switzerland-richard-stephenson-matt-kibbe

Anyone With a Concealed Carry Permit Can Now Come Dangerously Close to the White House
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/07/federal-court-voids-dc-gun-restrictions

What Happened When an Extremist, Christian Fundamentalist Got to Run a Whole State
http://www.alternet.org/what-happened-when-extremist-christian-fundamentalist-got-run-whole-state?akid=12077.204376.BvnyXO&rd=1&src=newsletter1013718&t=2

America’s Stupid and Self-Obsessed Capitalist Culture, Perfectly Lampooned by ... Weird Al?
http://www.alternet.org/culture/americas-stupid-and-self-obsessed-capitalist-culture-perfectly-lampooned-weird-al?akid=12077.204376.BvnyXO&rd=1&src=newsletter1013718&t=6

Israeli Officer's Insane Justification for Killing a 13-Year-Old Girl
http://www.alternet.org/israeli-officers-insane-justification-killing-13-year-old-girl?akid=12077.204376.BvnyXO&rd=1&src=newsletter1013718&t=16&paging=off¤t_page=1 - bookmark

Do You Know The Silly Reason Why America Put A Man On The Moon? Do You Know Why We Stopped Going?
http://www.upworthy.com/do-you-know-the-silly-reason-why-america-put-a-man-on-the-moon-do-you-know-why-we-stopped-going?c=upw1

Coder livetweets sexist remarks allegedly made by IBM executives
http://www.dailydot.com/technology/sexist-ibm-execs-overheard-at-lunch-in-tweets/

The Creepy Reason WalMart Ice Cream Fails to Follow Laws of Nature
http://www.alternet.org/food/walmart-icecream-doesnt-melt?akid=12070.204376.gxTIiv&rd=1&src=newsletter1013382&t=9

Oil company fights against the climate change it creates
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/29/1317572/-Oil-company-fights-against-the-climate-change-it-creates?detail=email

While Americans Work To Make Ends Meet; Here Are The Real Takers In One Image.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/29/1317642/-While-Americans-Work-To-Make-Ends-Meet-Here-Are-The-Real-Takers-In-One-Image?detail=email

After disagreement, UPS driver hands Georgia man a noose
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/30/1317743/-After-disagreement-UPS-driver-hands-Georgia-man-a-noose?detail=email

The Rights of Pregnant Women are Abridged
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317412/-The-Rights-of-Pregnant-Women-are-Abridged?detail=email

Mother Jones: NRA's Top Attorney Convicted Of Shooting/Killing Single Mother In 1964
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/29/1317544/-Mother-Jones-NRA-s-Top-Attorney-Convicted-Of-Shooting-Single-Mother-In-In-1964?detail=email

Coca-Cola makes feel-good commercial about modern slavery - Coke, such scumbags!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/29/1317559/-Coca-Cola-makes-feel-good-commercial-about-modern-slavery?detail=facebook?detail=email

Stephen Colbert looks at the Sarah Palin Channel
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/30/1317722/-Stephen-Colbert-looks-at-the-Sarah-Palin-Channel?detail=email

Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3465442/whitehouse-blasts-inhofe-on-climate/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Tea Party support linked to educational segregation, new study shows
http://news.nd.edu/news/49416-tea-party-support-linked-to-educational-segregation-new-study-shows/

Absurd Creature of the Week: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Wears the World’s Most Unbelievable Camo
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/absurd-creature-of-the-week-satanic-leaf-tailed-gecko/ - x

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-28545437

Do We Have the Big Bang Theory All Wrong?
http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/do-we-have-the-big-bang-theory-all-wrong

Utility Trade Group Funds ALEC Attack on Americans Using Solar
http://www.prwatch.org/node/12553

***3rd Crater Found In Siberia. Earth's "Dragon Breath" Is Coming To Life.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/31/1318014/-3rd-Crater-Found-In-Siberia-Earth-s-Dragon-Breath-Is-Coming-To-Life?detail=email

The Forgotten Woman Who Made Microbiology Possible
http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/ladybits/forgotten-woman-who-made-microbiology-possible

Woman registering people to vote is charged with 32 felonies on a technicality
http://naturallymoi.com/2014/07/news/woman-registering-people-to-vote-is-charged-with-32-felonies-on-a-technicality-2/

Frackers Spill Olympic Pool’s Worth Of Hydrochloric Acid In Oklahoma
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/31/3466283/olympic-pool-sized-hydrochloric-acid-spill-oklahoma/

Stretching During a Jog Is "Suspicious Activity"? America's "Counterrorism" Efforts Out of Control
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/stretching-during-jog-suspicious-activity-americas-counterrorism-efforts-out-control?akid=12086.204376.Nm-Jiq&rd=1&src=newsletter1014078&t=3

Here Comes the Drone
http://www.nytimes.com/video/fashion/100000003036237/here-comes-the-drone.html?emc=edit_th_20140803&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Why Do Religious Groups Get Your Tax Money to Preach and Discriminate?
http://www.alternet.org/how-religious-organizations-abuse-government-programs-and-duck-taxes?akid=12084.204376.GvOaD7&rd=1&src=newsletter1013985&t=11

Roller Coaster Horror Stories - although it’s a serious issue a couple of the stories are funny
http://www.alternet.org/culture/roller-coaster-horror-stories?akid=12084.204376.GvOaD7&rd=1&src=newsletter1013985&t=21&paging=off¤t_page=1 - bookmark

7 Things You Need To Know About The Toxin That’s Poisoned Ohio’s Drinking Water
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/03/3467068/toledo-ohio-water-crisis/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Bolivian golden bat revealed as 'new species' - cool
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28583377

Artist Lucy Sparrow's felt corner shop open for business
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28609443

Stradivarius viola may fetch $45m at auction
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26782032

Meet the World’s Newest Dolphin Species
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/04/meet-worlds-newest-dolphin-species?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-08-04

Is Earth’s Life Unique in the Universe?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-earth-s-life-unique-in-the-universe/

Jon Stewart blasts House GOP for their lawsuit against Obama
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/04/1318727/-Jon-Stewart-blasts-House-GOP-for-their-lawsuit-against-Obama?detail=email

Horses' mobile ears are 'communication tool'
http://www.bbc.com/news/28583944

Can Dirty Dancing resorts recreate their glory days?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02404nd

How Sweden cares for its elderly population
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28654739

Daily aspirin 'cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths'
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28670584

Oops—Somebody Dropped a Drone Into Yellowstone’s Famous Hot Spring
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/07/oops-somebody-dropped-drone-yellowstones-famous-hot-spring?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-08-08

There is a cure for Ebola, we have it, we just don’t let anyone use it.
http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/08/04/there-is-a-cure-for-ebola-we-have-it-we-just-dont-let-anyone-use-it/

After a long journey from Africa, a new tropical disease sets up shop in Florida
http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-08-01/after-long-journey-africa-new-tropical-disease-sets-shop-florida

Communal Lands: Theater of Operations for the Counterinsurgency
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25444-communal-lands-theater-of-operations-for-the-counterinsurgency

Keystone XL carbon emissions 'would be four times higher than US thought'
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/11/keystone-xl-carbon-emissions-would-be-four-times-higher-than-us-thought

Russian Hackers Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/technology/russian-gang-said-to-amass-more-than-a-billion-stolen-internet-credentials.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Exxon Starts ‘Most Controversial Oil Rig in the World”
http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/11/exxon-controversial-oil-rig-russia-arctic/

Why There’s A No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson, Missouri
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/12/3470567/why-theres-a-no-fly-zone-over-ferguson-missouri/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

NASA Probe Sees Pluto and Its Moon Charon Like Never Before
http://www.space.com/26791-pluto-moon-video-nasa-new-horizons.html

Mezcal: the mystical drink with its own culture and tradition
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/aug/17/mexico-mezcal-drink-produce-culture-tradition-video

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

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

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July 31st

Me
Sorry, it has been a while. Root canals. Such fun.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Right-Wing Militias Are Thriving — and the Media Won’t Talk About It
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/right-wing-militias-thrive-post-bundy-and-media-wont-talk-about-it?akid=12043.204376.49saHA&rd=1&src=newsletter1012395&t=13

'Witch Hunt': Fired MSNBC Contributor Speaks Out on Suppression of Israel-Palestine Debate
http://www.alternet.org/media/witch-hunt-fired-msnbc-contributor-speaks-out-networks-witch-hunt-and-suppression-israel?akid=12043.204376.49saHA&rd=1&src=newsletter1012395&t=5

The Day I Was Nearly Arrested for Having an Autistic Son
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/day-i-was-nearly-arrested-having-autistic-son?page=0%2C1&akid=12045.204376.yPen9e&rd=1&src=newsletter1012523&t=5&paging=off¤t_page=1 - bookmark

NRA Floats Idea of Kids Needing to Show Gun Proficiency to Advance to the Next Grade - ok, that’s it, as far as I am concerned the NRA should be shut down.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/nra-floats-idea-kids-needing-show-gun-proficiency-advance-next-grade?akid=12045.204376.yPen9e&rd=1&src=newsletter1012523&t=7

Woman With Allergies Arrested and Imprisoned for Buying Sudafed
http://www.alternet.org/woman-allergies-arrested-and-imprisoned-buying-sudafed?akid=12045.204376.yPen9e&rd=1&src=newsletter1012523&t=23

Right-Wing Christians Tell Kids 'Convert or Go to Hell,' Then Accuse Liberals of Indoctrinating Christian Kids
http://www.alternet.org/belief/right-wing-christians-tell-others-kids-convert-or-go-hell-then-accuse-liberals-indoctrinating?akid=12047.204376.HRf-GB&rd=1&src=newsletter1012567&t=8

Organic Dairies: Whose Side Are They On?
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30527.cfm

Jon Stewart challenges John McCain to a Wrong-Off - :)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/23/1315980/-Jon-Stewart-challenges-John-McCain-to-nbsp-a-nbsp-Wrong-Off?detail=email

The End Game of Shutting Off Residential Water in Detroit Is a Likely Privatization Attempt - bingo!
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/end-game-of-shutting-off-resident-water-is-likely-privatization-attempt

iPhone 'backdoors' can be used for surveillance, warns researcher
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/23/iphone-backdoors-surveillance-forensic-services?CMP=ema_565

This U.K. Supermarket Uses Electricity Made From Its Rotten Food
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/23/uk-supermarket-uses-electricity-made-its-rotten-food?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-07-24

Why We Have to Save Wildlife to Save Ourselves
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/23/why-we-have-save-wildlife-save-ourselves?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-07-24

Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-monsanto-making-us-sterile.html

Bank of America and Other Megabanks Say They Want to Make Nice With Poor People: Don't Buy It
http://www.alternet.org/economy/bank-america-and-other-megabanks-say-they-want-make-nice-poor-people-dont-buy-it?akid=12050.204376.BT1Y0_&rd=1&src=newsletter1012747&t=4

Shocking drought data from NASA
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/24/1316428/-Shocking-drought-data-from-NASA?detail=email

'Fluffy and feathery' dinosaurs were widespread
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28407381

Newly-found gut virus 'abundant in humans'
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28440006

Babies Are Getting Brain Bleeds—Are Vaccine Fears to Blame?
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/07/vitamin-k-injection-infants-safety

Why the FDA's Latest Move on Chicken Inspection Is Literally Full of Sh*t
http://www.alternet.org/food/why-fdas-latest-move-chicken-inspection-literally-full-sht?akid=12061.204376.4yMfcZ&rd=1&src=newsletter1013200&t=15

Governor Christie Embraces Theft
http://www.nationalmemo.com/governor-christie-embraces-theft/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NM_Master_List&utm_campaign=Daily Newsletter - July 29 2014&utm_content=Final

Last Year The World Spent $9.8 Trillion On This Activity. Care To Guess?
http://www.upworthy.com/last-year-the-world-spent-98-trillion-on-this-activity-care-to-guess?c=upw1

'Quantum Cheshire Cat' becomes reality
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28543990

'Milestone' for child malaria vaccine
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28541939

Natural confetti harvest time in Shropshire
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28554883

James Shigeta, 85, Leading Man in ‘Flower Drum Song,’ Dies
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/movies/james-shigeta-85-leading-man-in-flower-drum-song-dies-.html?emc=edit_th_20140730&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Patagonia Surfing Wet Suits Go Green
http://www.nytimes.com/video/business/100000003027952/patagonia-surfing-wetsuits-go-green.html?emc=edit_th_20140731&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28545964

Moon mystery: Why our Earth's satellite is lemon-shaped
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28565730

'Quantum Cheshire Cat' becomes reality - cool
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28543990

The mysterious woman in black walking across the US
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28578570

Men explain their floral beards
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28333810

Crowds flock to giant German crop circle
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28579457

Underwater art exhibition off Italian island
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28584010

Louvre gardens rat infestation shocks tourists
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28573315

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

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July 22nd

Me
I had sent a letter to John Boehner a while back and via email this morning I received this reply…

"Thank you for taking the time to contact me. Your ideas, comments, and questions help make possible my goal of leading a House of Representatives that listens and reflects the will of the American people. That's why I hope you'll keep in touch, whether it's by signing up for my weekly email updates, or connecting with me on any of the following social networks:

Like on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
+1 on Google+
Follow on Instagram
You can also stay informed by subscribing to my YouTube channel and Flipboard magazine.

Right now, my focus is what it's always been: getting our economy moving again to make sure our kids and grandkids have their chance to realize the American Dream. Your input will be critical as we go about fulfilling this mission.

Thank you again, and I wish you and your family all the best.

Sincerely,
 John. A Boehner”

Well, from the first sentence through to the last he’s lying. The Repug House doesn’t give a flying you–know-what about the will of the American people. Now, they do give a flying you–know-what about the will of the individuals and corporations that have bought them.

And as far as his focus it seems to me that it has not been the economy, nor has it been zeroed in on the American children, jobs, infrastructure, etc. etc. etc.

And he does have time for political stunts like suing Obama and and holding 50 some symbolic votes to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act and deny women’s rights.

There was a petition circulating today that asked the signer to tell Mr. Boehner what they thought about him. Now how could I even participate on that one since there would be nothing I could say to this asshole that was nice except maybe wishing him a nice day at the end.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Major success in Obama's Iran Policy; No one notices - they noticed alright but chose not to report on it – funny how that happens when the media has been bought, isn’t it?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/21/1315491/-Major-success-in-Obama-s-Iran-Policy-No-one-notices

Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to Block
http://truth-out.org/news/item/25085-meet-the-online-tracking-device-that-is-virtually-impossible-to-block

Evangelical Group Aims to Convert Children as Young as Five at Portland Parks and Pools - hopefully parents will have something to say about this shit.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/child-evangelism-fellowship-portland

James Garner, Rockford Files star, dies aged 86
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28390309 - %22

Fracking Old Faithful? Republicans Want to Tap Our National Parks for Energy - no, no, no, no.
http://www.alternet.org/environment/fracking-near-old-faithful-republicans-call-tapping-our-national-parks-energy?akid=12026.204376.5N3UzJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1011737&t=11

And now: The criminalization of parenthood
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/07/14/and-now-the-criminalization-of-parenthood/

The Malaysian Plane Crash May Be A Major Blow To AIDS Research
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/07/18/3461625/aids-experts-malaysian-plane/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Baltimore's Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/23/324738205/baltimores-water-wheel-keeps-on-turning-pulling-in-tons-of-trash?ft=1&f=1025

THE MOST DARING NATURE FOOTAGE CAPTURED BY DRONES - this type of work is the only thing that drones should be used for, period.
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2014-3-may-june/green-life/most-daring-nature-footage-captured-drones?src=1link&utm_source=greenlife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

FIND OUT IF YOUR SENATORS VOTED FOR WOMEN OR HOBBY LOBBY
http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/get-involved/actions/see-how-your-senators-voted.html

Lake Mead's H2O Situation Just Got a Whole Lot Worse
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/16/lake-mead-water-drought-emergency?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-07-16

French blogger fined over review's Google search placing
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28331598?ocid=global_bbccom_email_17072014_technology

Jon Stewart Takes Republicans To Task for Their Cruel Attitudes Toward Migrant Children
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-takes-republicans-task-their-cruel-attitudes-towards-migrant?akid=12023.204376.g4MzxF&rd=1&src=newsletter1011579&t=9

Shutting Off Water of Citizens in Detroit: Treating People Like Things and Corporations Like People - I can’t figure out why there hasn’t been a bit of rioting.
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/shutting-off-water-of-citizens-in-detroit-treating-corporations-like-people-and-people-like-things

Blues musician Johnny Winter dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28341306

Japan's Mount Fuji depicted in giant rice artwork
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28344066

Urinating dog 'upstages' BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-28351966

Opinions divided over mysterious 80-metre wide crater in northern Siberia
http://www.smh.com.au/world/opinions-divided-over-mysterious-80metre-wide-crater-in-northern-siberia-20140716-ztqvi.html - ixzz37fNE6z3x

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies in Michigan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28355094

Woman films moment lightning bolt hit her house
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28375247

Kieron Williamson art: Paintings valued at £400,000
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-28369124

Brazilian artist makes sculptures from whalebones
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28327977

Nestlé doesn’t want you to know how much water it’s bottling from the California desert
http://grist.org/news/nestle-doesnt-want-you-to-know-how-much-water-its-bottling-from-the-california-desert/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=socialflow

Five States Gunning to Make Their Kids as Scientifically Illiterate as Possible by Teaching Creationism
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25035-five-states-gunning-to-make-their-kids-as-scientifically-illiterate-as-possible-by-teaching-creationism

AZ-Gov: Frank Riggs (R) Goes Shirtless, Pumps Iron And Vows To Fight "Obamanization" In Ad - oh crap, we have our own Putin. Actually, I think Putin has it all over this guy. LOL!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/18/1314339/-AZ-Gov-Frank-Riggs-R-Goes-Shirtless-Pumps-Iron-And-Vows-To-Fight-Obamanization-In-Ad?detail=email

Rare Florida forest set to be leveled for a Walmart and Chik-fil-A
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/16/1314364/-Rare-Florida-forest-set-to-be-leveled-for-a-Walmart-and-Chik-fil-A?detail=email

New canal to bring 'real benefits'
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28223218

The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28367198

Hobby Lobby Case Linked To Secretive National Prayer Breakfast Group, "The Family"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/17/1314596/-Hobby-Lobby-Case-Linked-To-Secretive-National-Prayer-Breakfast-Group-The-Family?detail=email

Military device used on Detroit protest against #WaterShutoffs - another thing to pack in your protest bags, a good set of ear guards
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/21/1315395/-Military-device-used-on-Detroit-protest-against-WaterShutoffs?detail=email

Jon Stewart exposes fake bluster behind impeachment push (and why there will not be one)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/21/1315451/-Jon-Stewart-exposes-fake-bluster-behind-impeachment-push-and-why-there-will-not-be-one?detail=email

Arizona charter school teaches from book arguing slavery wasn't so bad
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/18/1313985/-Arizona-charter-school-teaches-from-book-arguing-slavery-wasn-t-so-bad?detail=email

Great Barrier Reef 'in worst state since records began'
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/great-barrier-reef-in-worst-state-since-records-began

Hong Kong’s breathtaking skyline takes on a dizzying effect in the darkness
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/architecture-night-hong-kong/

Five Innocuous Activities That Can Get You Put in the Government's Antiterrorism Database
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/07/14/69465.htm

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government
http://pando.com/2014/07/16/tor-spooks/

A List of People Who Supported the War in Iraq
http://roguenationblog.com/2014/06/12/a-partial-list-of-people-who-shouldnt-be-talking-about-iraq/

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28159515?ocid=global_bbccom_email_22072014_top+news+stories

The 90-year-old sex guru
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28353027

State Department Section Chief Becomes NSA Whistleblower. 'Democracy Threatening'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/22/1315724/-State-Department-Section-Chief-On-Human-Rights-Becomes-NSA-Whistleblower-Democracy-Threatening?detail=email

Mass. Governor compares immigrant kids to Jews turned away in 1939, offers to shelter them
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/21/1315639/-Mass-Governor-compares-immigrant-kids-to-Jews-turned-away-in-1939-offers-to-shelter-them?detail=email

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech to Netroots Nation 2014 attendees
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/19/1315035/-Senator-Elizabeth-Warren-s-speech-to-Netroots-Nation-2014-attendees?detail=email

Sharks Aren’t in the Great Lakes, but Testicle-Nipping Fish Are
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/sharks-arent-in-the-great-lakes-but-testicle-nipping-fish-are/

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

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July 16th

Me
Thunderstorms all night long, loud flashy ones with power spikes. Computers were turned off.

I am getting tired of this weather and would like a few days of nothing but sun.

Lots to read so I’ll leave you to it.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Texas Jailers Deny Pregnant Navy Vet Medication Needed to Continue Her Pregnancy
http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/07/09/texas-jailers-deny-pregnant-navy-vet-medication-needed-continue-pregnancy/?&utm_medium=email&utm_source=reality&utm_content=7+-+Texas+Jailers+Deny+Pregnant+Navy+Vet+Med&utm_campaign=weekly-enews-7-10-2014&source=weekly-enews-7-10-2014

Texas sheriff wants criminal charges against fracking polluter
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/09/1312790/-Texas-sheriff-wants-criminal-charges-against-fracking-polluter?detail=email

THE STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN TEXAS IS NOW THE CRAZIEST IN AMERICA
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Crazy_In_Texas?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_69791725

Supreme Court Broadens Hobby Lobby Ruling to All Forms of Birth Control
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/supreme-court-scotus-hobby-lobby-all-forms-contraception

Screwball Tragedy
http://www.nytimes.com/video/magazine/100000002992131/screwball-tragedy.html?emc=edit_th_20140711&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Major Study: Monsanto GMO Corn Can Cause Damage to Liver and Kidneys, and Severe Hormonal Disruption
http://www.alternet.org/food/major-study-demonstrates-monsanto-gmo-corn-product-can-cause-damage-liver-and-kidneys-and?akid=12007.204376.-5B69-&rd=1&src=newsletter1010773&t=12

Watch a Child Outsmart the Right-Wing 'Fox and Friends' TV Show (Video)
http://www.alternet.org/media/watch-child-outsmart-right-wing-fox-and-friends-tv-show-video?akid=12007.204376.-5B69-&rd=1&src=newsletter1010773&t=16

Watch A Child Dismantle Fox's Panic Over Gender-Neutral Restrooms
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/07/10/watch-a-child-dismantle-foxs-panic-over-gender/200053

The spectacular artworks that get washed away
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28259414

Britain's lost canals
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28260265

Elizabeth Warren and Others Seek to Stop Supreme Court From Legislating From Bench on Contraception
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/elizabeth-warren-and-others-seek-to-stop-supreme-court-from-legislating-from-bench-on-contraception

ALEC Politicians Caught Plagiarizing ALEC Bill, Drafting Error and All
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24875-alec-politicians-caught-plagiarizing-alec-bill-drafting-error-and-all

Obama Rips The GOP A New One - In Texas (VIDEO) - Bravo Mr. Pres!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/11/1313189/-Obama-Rips-The-GOP-A-New-One-In-Texas-VIDEO?detail=email

A response to the Hobby Lobby decision was written in 1925—in Tennessee!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/10/1312619/-A-response-to-the-Hobby-Lobby-decision-was-written-in-1925-in-Tennessee?detail=email

Hobby Lobby long term goal: "Mandate" 4 Year Bible Curriculum - that HL writes - in Public Schools
- creepy
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/10/1313048/--Hobby-Lobby-long-term-goal-Mandate-4-Year-Bible-Curriculum-that-HL-writes-in-Public-Schools?detail=email

More Than $6.5 Trillion Lost in US Income Due to Tax Cuts for the Rich
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/more-than-6-5-trillion-dollars-lost-in-us-income-due-to-tax-cuts-for-the-rich

SPLC report: Bundy ranch standoff was highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right militia movement
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splc-report-bundy-ranch-standoff-was-highly-coordinated-reflecting-threat-of-large

Bill Maher calls out all the debunked GOP lies on Obamacare
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/12/1313451/-Bill-Maher-calls-out-all-the-debunked-GOP-lies-on-Obamacare?detail=email

Fox News reports on impeachment without mentioning their own involvement in it
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/11/1313298/-Fox-News-reports-on-impeachment-without-mentioning-their-own-involvement-in-it?detail=email

A Great Tree Has Fallen. Charlie Haden, 1937-2014, R.I.P.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/11/1313352/-A-Great-Tree-Has-Fallen-Charlie-Haden-1937-2014-R-I-P?detail=email

Company tracks worker bathroom visits so it can punish people who need to pee too much
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/11/1313307/-Company-tracks-worker-bathroom-visits-so-it-can-punish-people-who-need-to-pee-too-much?detail=email

Fracking Is Causing an Earthquake Boom in Oklahoma
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24913-fracking-is-causing-an-earthquake-boom-in-oklahoma

Multistory Car Park in U.S. Transformed Into Designer Micro-Apartments
http://www.alternet.org/multistory-car-park-us-transformed-designer-micro-apartments?akid=12012.204376.76IyUk&rd=1&src=newsletter1010949&t=14

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/11/the-ultimate-goal-of-the-nsa-is-total-population-control

The Senate is giving more power to the NSA, in secret. Everyone should fight it
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/12/senate-nsa-secret-cybersecurity-information-sharing-act

This herd of wild elephants enjoys a stroll through a hotel lobby
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/this-herd-of-wild-elephants-enjoys-a-stroll-through-a-hotel-lobby

The Weird And Wonderful World Of Indoor Farming
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/

These Steampunk Computers Transport Us To The Victorian Retro Future
http://io9.com/these-steampunk-computers-transport-us-to-the-victorian-1603040050

His Street Art Is Beautiful, But Then You Realize How It's Made... - cool
http://www.upworthy.com/his-street-art-is-beautiful-but-then-you-realize-how-its-made?c=upw1

Manhattanhenge: New York's solar phenomenon
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28285428

Oklahoma experiences 7 earthquakes in 14 hours over weekend
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/14/1313847/-Oklahoma-experiences-7-earthquakes-in-14-hours-over-weekend?detail=email

Freak hailstorm hits Siberia beach
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28299459

The art of sushi: Takayo Kiyato
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28305354

Buddleia: The plant that dominates Britain's railways - and here I am mourning the loss of mine due to winter.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28196221

Japanese 'Cosplay' craze becoming popular in London
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-28297077

Steven Spielberg's The BFG to be released in 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10962598/Steven-Spielbergs-The-BFG-to-be-released-in-2016.html

John Oliver Rants Brilliantly About Income Inequality and the Deluded 'American Dream'
http://www.alternet.org/video/video-john-oliver-rants-brilliantly-about-income-inequality-and-deluded-american-dream?akid=12015.204376.wpoC-F&rd=1&src=newsletter1011265&t=3

Chris Christie's Real Budget Choice: Corporate Friends Over Retirees
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/chris-christies-real-budget-choice-corporate-friends-over-retirees?akid=12015.204376.wpoC-F&rd=1&src=newsletter1011265&t=19

66 Percent of Americans Now Live in a Constitution-Free Zone
http://www.thenation.com/article/180649/66-percent-americans-now-live-constitution-free-zone?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email Nation %28NEW%29 - Headline Nation Feed 07152014&newsletter=email_nation

Your Almond Habit Is Sucking California Dry
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/07/your-almond-habit-sucking-califoirnia-dry

The Man Who Saved The Dinosaurs
http://strangebehaviors.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/the-man-who-saved-the-dinosaurs/

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tiny Blood-Slurping Bird That Terrorizes the Galapagos
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/absurd-creature-of-the-week-vampire-bird/

GOP Congressman Who Warned About Unvaccinated Migrants Opposed Vaccination
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/07/phil-gingrey-migrant-ebola-vaccines

Harvard Study: Aging Liberal Men Have More Sex than Conservative Counterparts -= makes sense to me
http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/harvard-study-aging-liberal-men-have-more-sex-conservative-counterparts?akid=12019.204376.sEpTCI&rd=1&src=newsletter1011433&t=3

Jon Stewart Mocks the Hobby Lobby Ruling that Corporations Are People
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-mocks-hobby-lobby-ruling-corporations-are-people?akid=12019.204376.sEpTCI&rd=1&src=newsletter1011433&t=11

Four-winged dinosaur is 'biggest ever'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28295571

Rosetta's target is 'double' comet
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27110882

Japan 'vagina artist' arrest sparks debate
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28323015

The cemeteries surrounded by coal mines in West Virginia
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28304338

One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable, says research
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28262878

Golden eagles return to Scottish Borders
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-28325056

Unseen Donald Campbell speed record footage restored
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28308872

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

Petitions that need your signature
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Change the world one loan at a time – visit
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July 10th

Me
The magnolia seedpods have started to fall. They will now hit the roof and make me jump every time one lands. LOL!

Evening thunderstorms are becoming the norm around here. We had another one last night.

Yesterday the kittens all went the vet for their yearly shots. This is the day that loving cat parents become the hated monsters that live with them – until they get home again, then everything is fine and dandy once again. :) Kali lived up to her name and drew blood, lots of it.

Dearest’s short short story "Benjy's Birthday" has now been published by Nature, and is available to read online here:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v511/n7508/full/511258a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20140710

I was wondering what the airport security check scare was all about. Seems the UK government is trying to pass wider emergency - ya right - data surveillance/collections legislation. Same old thing, throw out a scare to the general public and then enact more restrictive and privacy degrading legislation. Bullshit spoken here.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-28244294

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Its Reporters To Stop Giving Air Time To Climate Deniers
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/07/3456782/bbc-cuts-climate-deniers/

Fossil of 'largest flying bird' identified
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28164063

The joy of bidets
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26851005

Japan typhoon winds 'up to 240 kmph'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-28207175

Planes in 'near miss' at Barcelona airport - big oops!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28195337

Acropolis Maidens Glow Anew
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/arts/design/caryatid-statues-restored-are-stars-at-athens-museum.html?emc=edit_th_20140708&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops In London - definitely worth a look next time we’re over
http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/beautiful-bookshops-london

Why whale poo could be the secret to reversing the effects of climate change
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/08/whale-poo-reverse-climate-change

Did You Know That Antonin Scalia's Son Is Sabotaging Wall Street Reform?
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/eugene-scalia-court-antonin-financial-reform-dodd-frank

Why Growing Numbers of Pot Smokers Eat Mango Before Lighting Up
http://www.alternet.org/food/mangoes-boost-marijuana-high?akid=12002.204376.Yp_jxx&rd=1&src=newsletter1010245&t=15

America's Dumbest Congressman says immigrants are Obama plot to take over Texas
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/08/1312628/-America-s-Dumbest-Congressman-says-immigrants-are-Obama-plot-to-take-over-Texas?detail=email

Detroit activist slams reporter on air for lying about water shutoff to thousands
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/08/1312561/-Detroit-activist-slams-reporter-on-air-for-lying-about-water-shutoff-to-thousands?detail=email

Walmart Is Very Sorry for Selling Decorative Nazi 'Work Makes You Free' Poster - scumbags
http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/walmart-very-sorry-selling-decorative-nazi-work-makes-you?akid=12003.204376.Mt6OUq&rd=1&src=newsletter1010565&t=7

Now a Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Threatens Endangered Whales
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/09/now-canadian-tar-sands-oil-threatens-whales?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-07-09

Dick Jones, Who Gave Voice to Disney’s Pinocchio, Dies at 87
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/movies/dick-jones-gave-voice-to-disneys-pinocchio-dies-at-87.html?emc=edit_th_20140710&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Lost mobile phone's amazing journey
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28240939?ocid=global_bbccom_email_10072014_top+video

How Toxic Is Your Neighborhood's Air? This Map Knows for Sure
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/08/global-air-quality-map-toxic-neighborhood?cmpid=tp-ptnr-upworthy

U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto’s GMO Seeds - Why?
http://foodrevolution.org/blog/el-salvador-aid-gmo-seeds/

Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion
http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/07/09/3458101/f35-boondoggle-fail/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Nearly All The Emails Collected By The NSA Came From Regular Citizens, Not Terrorists
http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/07/06/3456733/snowden-emails-report/

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
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July 7th

Me
The is an article in Daily Kos today titled Do Republican men ever have sex?

Yeah, they do - with other men in public bathrooms and women who are not their wives, quite frequently. Hey! They are the Family Values party!

The farmer’s market yielded a dozen eggs and some variegated zucchini.

We enjoyed a quiet 4th and I hope you enjoyed yours holiday as well.

As I was knitting along this past weekend I was wondering just how long it is going to take before people in this country wake up and have a revolution.

I was also wondering just what the SCOTUS wives think about what their husbands have been doing? That would make a good article.

I really hate that Wimbledon is over. When we hit this time of year it just means that fall is not far away and you know how I whine about that and what comes after it.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was Right, and We Already Have Proof
http://www.thenation.com/blog/180509/supreme-court-has-already-expanded-its-narrow-hobby-lobby-ruling?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Headline%20Nation%20Feed%2020140703&newsletter=email_nation

My Wife’s Abortion v. Your Free Speech
http://time.com/2928275/supreme-court-abortion-free-speech/

Alito’s ‘Hobby Lobby’ Opinion Is Dangerous and Discriminatory
http://www.thenation.com/blog/180461/alitos-hobby-lobby-opinion-dangerous-and-discriminatory?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email Nation %28NEW%29 - Headline Nation Feed 20140701&newsletter=email_nation

Kentucky Republican: Climate change unproven because 'temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here' - oh my.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/03/1311565/-Missouri-Republican-Climate-change-unproven-because-temperature-on-Mars-is-exactly-as-it-is-here?detail=facebook

If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/03/if-you-read-boing-boing-the-n.html

CLAYMATION SENSATION: ARTIST ANIMATES JOHN MUIR
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2014-3-may-june/green-life/claymation-sensation-artist-animates-john-muir?utm_source=insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Author Natalie Haynes on the glory of knitting
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/my-perfect-weekend/10928007/Author-Natalie-Haynes-on-the-glory-of-knitting.html

What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries - interesting
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/photoshop-around-the-world_n_5534062.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000010

3 Examples Of 'Religious Freedom' That Come With A Side Of 'Are You Kidding Me?!'
http://www.upworthy.com/3-examples-of-religious-freedom-that-come-with-a-side-of-are-you-kidding-me?c=upw1

Deep dives of devil rays solve 'mystery' of warm brain
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28087489

Morph: The terracotta terror returns online
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28123027

Bayeux Tapestry: The islanders who finished the final scenes
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-28018096

US drought and dust storms affect crops
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27995690

World record broken for underwater living
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28139900

Early bird Archaeopteryx 'wore feather trousers' for display
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28129078

The Oligarchy's Greed Knows No End: New Tax Cuts for the Rich Proposed in House
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/the-oligarchy-s-greed-knows-no-end-new-tax-cuts-for-the-rich-proposed-in-house

GOP College Chairman Slams Tea Party, Resigns, And Joins The Democrats
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/02/1311119/-College-GOP-Chairman-Slams-Republicans-Resigns-And-Joins-Democrats?detail=email

Boycott Eden Foods
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/30/1310789/-Boycott-Eden-Foods-organic-beans?detail=email

Homophobic Minnesota Archbishop under investigation for "inappropriate sexual relations" with men - figures
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/01/1311036/-Homophobic-Minnesota-Archbishop-under-investigation-for-inappropriate-sexual-relations-with-men

Maine Gov. LePage denies he discussed executing Democratic leaders. But it's a weak denial.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/01/1310866/-Maine-Gov-LePage-denies-he-discussed-executing-Democratic-leaders-But-it-s-a-weak-denial?detail=email

George Takei Reads Your Tweets. But In, Like, A Not-Creepy-NSA Way - :)
http://upworthy.tumblr.com/post/90470810414/george-takei-reads-your-tweets-but-in-like-a

It’s Probably One Of The Best Reactions You Can Give To Someone Who Doesn’t Like You
http://www.upworthy.com/its-probably-one-of-the-best-reactions-you-can-give-to-someone-who-doesnt-like-you?c=upw1

House Ethics Committee must restore travel disclosure requirement
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/07/01/pelosi-house-ethics-committee-must-restore-travel-disclosure-requirement/

I Worked at Hobby Lobby and Saw the Troubling World of Corporate Christianity
http://www.alternet.org/economy/i-worked-hobby-lobby-and-saw-troubling-world-corporate-christianity?akid=11985.204376.QQumNJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1009384&t=5

Dozing Off After Work While Black Now Illegal on NYC Subway Trains
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-dozing-after-work-while-black-now-illegal-nyc-subway-trains?akid=11985.204376.QQumNJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1009384&t=13

300 Koch-Led Businessmen Pledge $500 Million to Turn the Senate Over to Republicans
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/300-koch-led-businessmen-pledge-500-million-turn-senate-over-republicans?akid=11985.204376.QQumNJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1009384&t=3

I Watched a Woman Cough Blood Till She Died: Cecily McMillan on Shocking Conditions at Rikers Island
http://www.alternet.org/activism/i-watched-woman-cough-blood-till-she-died-cecily-mcmillan-shocking-conditions-rikers-island

Let's Not Pay Any Taxes That Are Used for War or Prisons, if Hobby Lobby Can Pick and Choose
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/let-s-not-pay-any-taxes-that-are-used-for-war-or-prisons-if-hobby-lobby-can-pick-and-choose

FBI records: Chilling find in Bradenton dumpster
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/01/4212644/fbi-records-chilling-find-in-bradenton.html

Wastewater from energy extraction 'triggers US quake surge'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28128772

Chimpanzee language: Communication gestures translated
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28023630

Living history: The man who lives in 1946
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28106466

Massive dust storm sweeps across Phoenix, Arizona
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28164436

This Adorable Weasel-Like Animal Is Reclaiming Territory In The US And Growing Larger
http://www.businessinsider.com/fisher-is-reclaiming-us-territory-and-growing-2014-7

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/02/caribbean-coral-reef-lost-fishing-pollution-report

The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Echidna
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/the-creature-feature-10-fun-facts-about-the-echidna/?mbid=social_twitter

Supreme Court Now Playing Cute PR Games With Hobby Lobby Decision
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/07/supreme-court-now-playing-cute-pr-games-hobby-lobby-decision

Chris Matthews Made Elizabeth Warren Angry On-Air. Probably Shouldn’t Have Done That.
http://www.upworthy.com/chris-matthews-made-elizabeth-warren-angry-on-air-probably-shouldnt-have-done-that?c=upw1

William Rivers Pitt | Land of the Free, Unless You're a Woman
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24773-william-rivers-pitt-land-of-the-free-unless-youre-a-woman

Aggressive Tactic on the Fracking Front - what? Do they think these people are stupid?
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24770-aggressive-tactic-on-the-fracking-front

If Our Founding Fathers Were All Christians, Why Did They Say This?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/18/1285607/-If-Our-Founding-Fathers-Were-All-Christians-Why-Did-They-Say-This?detail=email

The Giant Methane Monster That Can Wipe Out the Human Race
http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking?akid=11989.204376.BNpyh4&rd=1&src=newsletter1009543&t=11

Florida Finally Gets Mad Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Vulnerable Wildlife Habitat - what took them so long?
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/florida-finally-gets-mad-over-acid-fracking-near-vulnerable-wildlife-habitat?akid=11989.204376.BNpyh4&rd=1&src=newsletter1009543&t=15

Black People Were Not Allowed to Eat Vanilla Ice Cream in the Jim Crow South—Except on Independence Day
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/black-people-were-not-allowed-eat-vanilla-ice-cream-jim-crow-south-except?akid=11989.204376.BNpyh4&rd=1&src=newsletter1009543&t=17

Republican Greg Abbott: Just 'drive around' to 'ask every facility whether they have chemicals'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/02/1311234/-Republican-Greg-Abbott-Just-drive-around-to-ask-every-facility-whether-they-have-chemicals

Hobby Lobby wanted to block Doctors from even Talking to you about Contraception
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/02/1311121/-Hobby-Lobby-wanted-to-block-Doctors-from-even-Talking-to-you-about-Contraception?detail=email

Food Labelled 'Organic' Is No Guarantee of Safety—Shocking Levels of Heavy Metals in Imported Food Highlight the Danger
http://www.alternet.org/environment/food-commonly-imported-china-apple-juice-and-rice-poses-stunning-health-risk?akid=11992.204376.xiKKQO&rd=1&src=newsletter1009682&t=5

Meet the Billionaires Using Their Fracking Fortune to Bankroll an Extreme Right-Wing Christian Agenda
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/meet-billionaires-using-their-fracking-fortune-bankroll-extreme-right-wing?akid=11992.204376.xiKKQO&rd=1&src=newsletter1009682&t=21

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-nsa-intercepted-data-those-not-targeted-far-outnumber-the-foreigners-who-are/2014/07/05/8139adf8-045a-11e4-8572-4b1b969b6322_story.html?hpid=z1

For sale: the £3m library that time forgot - cool
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/artsales/10946649/For-sale-the-3m-library-that-time-forgot.html

Eleven untranslatable words
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140703-eleven-untranslatable-words?ocid=global_bbccom_email_07072014_culture

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


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July 1st

Me
It is sunny and humid. Haven’t posted for a bit so there is a lot to read below. Some serious, some funny, etc.

Finally got to a few things in the back garden this past weekend. There is a bit more to do but it will have to wait until next weekend.

Knitting continues on the cotton summer top. It has been too warm to work on the wool project.

The SC ruled that free speech now includes bullying women going to and from the clinics. It will be interesting to see when one of these women feels threatened by this bullying in a state with Stand Your Ground laws and who also has a license to carry a gun. And, with its ruling yesterday on the Hobby Lobby case it will also be interesting to see what happens when a Hindu or Muslim business doesn’t want to provide something for its employees. :)

Even Faithful America is taking Hoby Lobby to task – and rightly so…”They've invested retirement funds in companies that manufacture contraceptives. And before this lawsuit, their health insurance plan covered some of the medications that they now object to.

The media's not alone in falling for it. In yesterday's Supreme Court decision, Justice Alito wrote that "no one has disputed the sincerity of their religious beliefs."

This case was a cynical ploy by the religious right to undermine Obamacare and redefine "religious freedom" so that conservative-owned businesses can disregard laws they don't like.

Within hours of the court's decision, leading religious-right strategists began bragging publicly that they're going to use this decision as an opening to legalize anti-gay discrimination under the guise of "religious freedom."


I’ve been boycotting Hobby Lobby for years because they will take women’s money but have no respect for them. So ladies and gents why don’t you join me?
https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/751?detail=email

Justice Ginsburg is entirely correct in her dissent in this case – read it.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/ruth-bader-ginsburg-write_n_5544111.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000013

Here is some food for thought:
http://exxonhates.com/?track=EnvAxn

Have a good one.


Recommended Reading

The Supreme Court Thinks Corporations Are People but Women Aren't
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/24694-the-supreme-court-thinks-corporations-are-people-but-women-arent

In Hobby Lobby, Supremes grant religious objection rights to for-profit corporations.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/30/1310551/-In-Hobby-Lobby-Supremes-grant-religious-objection-rights-to-for-profit-corporations?detail=email

Glenn Greenwald: 'What I Tell People Who Say They Don’t Care About Their Privacy' - bingo
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/glenn-greenwald-heres-what-i-tell-people-who-say-they-dont-care-about-their-privacy?akid=11948.204376.4Qfknv&rd=1&src=newsletter1005992&t=5

Yes, (Some) Corporations Can Pray — And You’ll All Pay - I suggest you read the full Ginsberg piece
http://www.nationalmemo.com/yes-corporations-can-pray-youll-pay/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NM_Master_List&utm_campaign=Daily Newsletter- July 1 2014

Cops Can't Grab Your Cellphone Data Without a Warrant, Supreme Court Rules
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/cops-cant-grab-your-cellphone-data-without-warrant-supreme-court-rules?akid=11957.204376.jP_gBz&rd=1&src=newsletter1006785&t=3


A Blackwater official threatened to kill a government investigator - WTF? No one is above the law
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28101132

'Pray or You're Fired' -- Workers Allege Forced Prayer at Company - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/pray-or-youre-fired-workers-allege-forced-prayer-company?akid=11945.204376.Ycmjus&rd=1&src=newsletter1005647&t=20

Reuters: "It will be functionally impossible to be outside" by end of century
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/24/1309343/-Reuters-It-will-be-functionally-impossible-to-be-outside-by-end-of-century?detail=email

“The Internet’s Own Boy”: How the Government Destroyed Aaron Swartz
http://www.alternet.org/internets-own-boy-how-government-destroyed-aaron-swartz?akid=11957.204376.jP_gBz&rd=1&src=newsletter1006785&t=9

5 States Gunning to Make Their Kids As Scientifically Illiterate As Possible by Teaching Creationist B.S.
http://www.alternet.org/education/5-states-gunning-make-their-kids-scientifically-illiterate-possible-teaching-creationist?akid=11961.204376.P1Xwmk&rd=1&src=newsletter1007321&t=12

Hmm . . . The Supreme Court Enjoys a Much Bigger Buffer Zone than the One It Just Took Away from Abortion Clinics
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/hmm-supreme-court-enjoys-much-bigger-buffer-zone-one-it-just-took-away-abortion?akid=11966.204376.JzPfDR&rd=1&src=newsletter1007531&t=3

Former NASA Chief Scientist: "We're Effectively Taking a Sledgehammer to the Climate System"
http://truth-out.org/news/item/24673-former-nasa-chief-scientist-were-effectively-taking-a-sledgehammer-to-the-climate-system

Ninety-nine percent of the ocean's plastic is missing
http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/06/ninety-nine-percent-oceans-plastic-missing

There is No Internet 'Outrage Machine' – Just These Outrageous Rape Apologists
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/there-no-internet-outrage-machine-just-these-outrageous-rape-apologists?akid=11957.204376.jP_gBz&rd=1&src=newsletter1006785&t=7

Michigan GOP candidate: Ignore my arrests for publicly masturbating in other people’s cars - yep, the values party again
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/27/michigan-gop-candidate-ignore-my-arrests-for-publicly-masturbating-in-other-peoples-cars/

Loser in OK primary claims victory because GOP opponent is dead, replaced by android
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/27/loser-in-ok-primary-claims-victory-because-gop-opponent-is-dead-replaced-by-android/ - .U63-jgDInXI.facebook

Southern GOPer Says Only Christians Should be Protected by Constitution - you know there are really some large a__holes in this country!
http://www.alternet.org/southern-goper-says-only-christians-should-be-protected-constitution?akid=11952.204376.52rSmT&rd=1&src=newsletter1006366&t=4

"The pitchforks ARE coming" - A billionaire warns his fellow Oligarchs what is coming down the pipe
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/27/1309994/--The-pitchforks-ARE-coming-A-billionaire-warns-his-fellow-Oligarchs-what-is-coming-down-the-pipe?detail=email

35 Feet
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/26/1309750/-35-Feet?detail=email

*** Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi - why haven’t we done this in our own dessert?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/25/1309388/-Solar-Panel-Acreage-Needed-to-Power-the-Entire-Planet-158-mi-x-158-mi?detail=email

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

Erin Brockovich calls for end to Bayer's Essure - go get’em Erin
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27871265

Mormons oust Ordain Women's Kate Kelly over women priests - thevoo doo hoo doo crowd is at it again, this time it’s the mormons.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27989364

Ullapool 'Unicorns' visit protected woods
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-27993220

Terry Richards: UK stunt man dies aged 81
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27978446

This 2.2-Million-Year-Old Child Fossil Made A Lot Of Scientists Very, Very Upset
http://www.upworthy.com/this-22-million-year-old-child-fossil-made-a-lot-of-scientists-very-very-upset?c=upw1

Cats love their soldiers too


The Cover-up may be Crime One for Christie
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/22/1308795/-The-Cover-up-may-be-Crime-One-for-Christie?detail=email

Study links autism to pesticides, I'd like to know if Monsanto funds the antivaxxers now
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/23/1308929/-Study-links-autism-to-pesticides-I-d-like-to-know-if-Monsanto-funds-the-antivaxxers-now?detail=email

Chris Matthews schooled by Elizabeth Warren on politics and the Democratic message
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/22/1308369/-Chris-Matthews-schooled-by-Elizabeth-Warren-on-politics-and-the-Democratic-message?detail=email

What Happened in Last Summer's Oil Train Disaster in Quebec That Killed 47
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24534-revealed-what-happened-the-night-of-the-oil-train-disaster-in-lac-megantic-quebec

Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees To Ignore Residents Sickened By Drilling
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/20/3451311/pennsylvania-frack-gag-health/

Police Shoot 95-Year-Old WWII Vet to Death for Refusing to Go to Hospital
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/police-shoot-95-year-old-wwii-vet-death-refusing-go-hospital?akid=11947.204376._aHbkV&rd=1&src=newsletter1005949&t=19

WikiLeaks Reveals Global Trade Deal Kept More Secret Than the Trans-Pacific Partnership
http://truth-out.org/news/item/24486-wikileaks-tisa-global-trade-deal-kept-more-secret-than-the-trans-pacific-partnership

The Second Amendment Doesn't Say What You Think It Does
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/second-amendment-guns-michael-waldman

Acid Seas Threaten Creatures That Supply Half the World's Oxygen
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24463-acid-seas-threaten-creatures-that-supply-half-the-worlds-oxygen

A SWAT Team Blew a Hole in My 2-Year-Old Son
http://www.alternet.org/swat-team-blew-hole-my-2-year-old-son?akid=11952.204376.52rSmT&rd=1&src=newsletter1006366&t=12

A Secret Plan to Shut Down Social Security’s Offices and Outsource Its Work
http://www.alternet.org/secret-plan-shut-down-social-securitys-offices-and-outsource-its-work?akid=11952.204376.52rSmT&rd=1&src=newsletter1006366&t=16

Vaccine Deniers Were Just Dealt A Blow In Court - and rightly so
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/23/3452130/vaccine-new-york-city-lawsuit/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

These Maps Show How Many Brutally Hot Days You Will Suffer When You're Old
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/06/how-many-really-hot-days-there-will-be-time-you-are-old

Eli Wallach, star of The Magnificent Seven, dies at 98 - what a bummer.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28012230

How the Feds Are Recruiting Spies at Campuses Across the US
http://www.alternet.org/books/militarizing-education-how-government-recruits-minority-students-so-spies-look-their-targets?akid=11954.204376.mPO5TE&rd=1&src=newsletter1006456&t=3

The GOP Is the Pro-Death Party
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/gop-pro-death-party?akid=11954.204376.mPO5TE&rd=1&src=newsletter1006456&t=17

NY Times: A New Christie Bridge Scandal
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/24/1309169/-NY-Times-A-New-Christie-Bridge-Scandal?detail=email

US police departments are increasingly militarised, finds report
http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/24/military-us-police-swat-teams-raids-aclu

Gov. Bobby Jindal Openly Advocates Sedition
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/43522_Gov._Bobby_Jindal_Openly_Advocates_Sedition

DC's swarm squad keeps bees at bay - without killing them- “slightly less boring than the orchid people.” LOL.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28004876

Harley-Davidson's first electric bike up close - cool
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27989258

Pablo Escobar’s hippos: A growing problem
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27905743

'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marine bounty
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28022031

Judge rules 'no-fly' appeals process unconstitutional
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28009888

Ming: The Golden Empire on display at National Museum of Scotland
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-27831724

The Abstinence Method
http://modernfarmer.com/2014/06/abstinence-method/?utm_campaign=2014-06-25%20HHIF.html

Swim between two tectonic plates - cool!
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20140617-swim-between-two-tectonic-plates?ocid=global_travel_rss&ocid=global_bbccom_email_26062014_travel

How to Make a Homemade Bug Repellent Spray
http://www.motherearthliving.com/in-the-garden/homemade-bug-repellent-spray.aspx?newsletter=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=MEL eNews&utm_campaign=6.26.14 MEL

Why Do Right-Wing Christians Think "Religious Freedom" Means Forcing Their Faith on You?
http://www.alternet.org/belief/why-do-right-wing-christians-think-religious-freedom-means-forcing-their-faith-you?akid=11958.204376.9ap1YK&rd=1&src=newsletter1006812&t=2

How Republicans Made Congress Stupid - I wonder how long it is going to take for those people who “drank the kool-aid” to wise up?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/how-republicans-made-congress-stupid?akid=11958.204376.9ap1YK&rd=1&src=newsletter1006812&t=8

Jon Stewart on Dick Cheney's hypocrisy
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/24/1309183/-Jon-Stewart-on-Dick-Cheney-s-hypocrisy

President Obama has issued fewer executive orders than most presidents in the last 50 years
http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/executive-orders-where-obama-ranks

Boehner Will Sue Obama For Stuff He Thought Was Totally Fine Under George W. Bush
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/06/25/3453244/boehner-executive-order-suit/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

A Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them With Scorpion Venom
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/scorpion-venom/

Rick Santorum says anti-gay Christians being sent to 're-education camp'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/26/1309790/-Rick-Santorum-says-anti-gay-Christians-being-sent-to-re-education-camp?detail=email

Jon Stewart goes after 'warfare queens'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/27/1309948/-MUST-SEE-Jon-Stewart-goes-after-warfare-queens?detail=email

Police SWAT Teams in Massachusetts Claim They are Non-Profit Organizations and Unaccountable - WTF?
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/police-swat-teams-in-massachusetts-claim-they-are-non-profit-organization-and-unaccountable

19 Best Double-Entendre Songs That Are Really About Sex
http://www.alternet.org/culture/19-best-double-entendre-songs-are-really-about-sex?akid=11969.204376.nhbJCa&rd=1&src=newsletter1007811&t=13&paging=off¤t_page=1 - bookmark

Physicists Think They Can Solve the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, and Black Holes in One Go
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/critical-opalescence/2014/06/26/physicists-think-they-can-solve-the-mysteries-of-quantum-mechanics-cosmology-and-black-holes-in-one-go-guest-post/

On N.C.’s Outer Banks, scary climate-change predictions prompt a change of forecast
http://m.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/ncs-outer-banks-got-a-scary-forecast-about-climate-change-so/2014/06/24/0042cf96-f6f3-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html?tid=pm_pop

The Bird That Paints Its Eggs With Bacteria
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/27/the-bird-that-paints-its-eggs-with-bacteria/

These People Are Leaving Earth As We Know It For 31 Days, And You Probably Don’t Even Know About It
http://www.upworthy.com/these-people-are-leaving-earth-as-we-know-it-for-31-days-and-you-probably-dont-even-know-about-it-2?c=upw1

The live stream
http://mission-31.com/watch-live/

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


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June 23rd

Me
It was a beautiful sunny day and it looks like more of the same today.

I have promised myself a summer top for a couple of years and so I did a gauge swatch last night and got the project put into project bag. It went onto the shelf to await its time to be knit.

Wimbledon has started, summer is here…what’s this about Andy Murray?
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/27963481

I haven’t posted in a while. It just seems that the days go by and I just don’t get around to it.

Have a good one.

Recommended Reading

It was only a matter of time ... Dick Cheney criticizes Obama on Iraq
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/18/1307814/-It-was-only-a-matter-of-time-Dick-Cheney-criticizes-Obama-on-Iraq

Rape Victims At Fundamentalist Christian College Say They Were Told To Repent For Their Sins - WTF? I think it should be the other way around. The college should be held accountable that it is not providing a safe environment for its female students!
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/19/3450750/rape-victims-bob-jones/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

Major Newspaper Dumps George Will, Apologizes For ‘Offensive’ Rape Column - actually the man should be fired from the Washington Post.
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/18/3450722/st-louis-post-dispatch-drops-george-will-rape-victims/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

The Koching of America — and of PBS
http://www.alternet.org/media/koching-america-and-pbs?akid=11944.204376.DRay7y&rd=1&src=newsletter1005442&t=23

Kevlar inventor Stephanie Kwolek dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27951043

Sherlock lives in public domain, US court rules in case of the heckled brand
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/16/sherlock-public-domain-court-doyle-estate-copyright

Twin tornadoes strike US state of Nebraska
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27881353

Keeping Japan’s bullet trains running like clockwork
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p020xlm1

A new look for Speakers' Corner
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27885466

Hidden painting found under Picasso's The Blue Room
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27884323

Danger Mouse to return to TV screens
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27876300

Pre-Inca textile calendar returned to Peru
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27881780

More Damning Truths By The Day: Update On Surveillance of Peaceful, Domestic, Political Activists - whoa
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/16/1307410/-More-Damning-Truths-By-The-Day-Update-On-Surveillance-of-Peaceful-Domestic-Political-Activists?detail=email

Meet the family behind Hobby Lobby, and their plans for a Christian nation
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/16/1307404/-Meet-the-family-behind-Hobby-Lobby-and-their-plans-for-a-Christian-nbsp-nation?detail=email

Looted Versainville tapestry returned to château
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27896066

Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27890072

North Sea helicopter life jacket put to the test
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27894529

Rare British Guiana stamp sets record at New York auction
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27898739

Fireflies Are “Cannibals”—And More Surprising Facts About the Summertime Insect
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/13/fireflies-lightning-bugs-summer-facts-weird-animals-science/

Jon Stewart goes after Iraq War cheerleaders
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/17/1307579/-Jon-Stewart-goes-after-Iraq-nbsp-War-nbsp-cheerleaders?detail=email

If Spacetime Were a Superfluid, Would It Unify Physics—or Is the Theory All Wet? - so cool.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/superfluid-spacetime-relativity-quantum-physics/

Ux5: Shorter Maine GOP Legislator: Rape should be legal. No, seriously. - WTF? Who raised these people?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/17/1307761/-GOP-Rape-Advisory-Chart-How-the-hell-did-this-one-escape-my-attention?detail=email

NY Raids Clean Water Funds to Pay for Broke Bridge Project - shame on NY State
http://www.alternet.org/new-york-raids-clean-water-funding-pay-broke-bridge-project?akid=11931.204376.xNexs9&rd=1&src=newsletter1004236&t=19

NATIONAL ZOO’S INVERTEBRATE EXHIBIT TO CLOSE JUNE 22
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/publications/pressmaterials/pressreleases/press-release.cfm?id=2649

The Clever Stunt Four Professors Just Pulled to Expose the Outrageous Pay Gap in Academia - well done Professdors!
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/06/16/university_of_alberta_professors_apply_for_vice_chancellor_s_job_in_clever.html

Fish-eating spiders 'widespread'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27904153

Horace Silver, top US jazz musician, dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27916044

Paxman's best bits after 25 years presenting Newsnight - his leaving is a great loss for the BBC
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27911378

Nepal's living goddess who still has to do homework
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27885141

Stonehenge summer solstice celebrations see thousands gather
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-27954267

How the US Government Helps McDonald's Sell Junk Food
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/usda-dairy-checkoff-mcdonalds-taco-bell

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/22/mystery-object-lake-saturn-titan-scientists-nasa

26 Of The Greatest Book Dedications You Will Ever Read
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jzebarrow/the-27-greatest-book-dedications-you-will-ever-rea-mvjw

Scary New Congressional Bill Would Force Medication on Some Mentally Ill People
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/scary-new-congressional-bill-would-force-medication-some-mentally-ill-people?akid=11944.204376.DRay7y&rd=1&src=newsletter1005442&t=15

How smart glass has got 'smarter'
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27681376

Wimbledon 2014: The man behind the grass courts
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27923356

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

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June 16th

Me
Over the past week I’ve been having computer problems that my service provider has been telling me reside with my computer and my telling them that it doesn’t. And let me tell you if I hear the statement, “it has to be your firewall” it might just implode.

Well, after a trip to my no-so-local Mac store it was determined that I was right, the problem was not! on my end of the connection.

I feel a rant coming on about a variety of subject regarding this service provider. I will try to keep it shourt by justing the question method. Starting with the damned phone system – how hard would it be to employ a real someone to answer the f’in phones ? Your customer service people – How about hiring people who have some modicum of intelligence ? and, Why not train them to work at solving a problem instead of automatically telling the customer it is on their end? Why not train them to know that the customer may know more about what they are talking about than they do and not to get rude because of it? And, since this was their problem shouldn’t they pay for my time and bills regarding the process of proving that I was right in the first place?

So after wasting a full day and then getting back home, hooking up the computer and, of course, it was still having the same problem. I pulled their modem and took it in to the service center and switched it out. New modem seems to be working just fine – for the moment that it. Oh, that modem I returned was only in service for less than a month.

Now, let me just say a few words about Monsanto. The bully just filed suit against the state of Vermont for passing a law that requires products that contain GMOs to say so on their labels. And, just so you know 25 other states are considering the same thing.

No matter if you like GMOs, are fearful of them or just plain don’t want to be around them, I think it all boils down to this – the consumer has the right to know what is in their food or any other product they buy. Period. Go sign the petition
http://action.sumofus.org/a/monsanto-sues-vermonts/?akid=5698.65932.OujxfH&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=5

This past weekend we joined friends for the launch of his new book. A very peopled gathering, fun nd entertaining.

It’s been a while since I last posted so there is plenty to read below. Have a good one.


Recommended Reading

Guardian: Pentagon Preparing For Mass Civil Breakdown; DoD Report: Activists Are "Social Contagions"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/13/1306734/-Guardian-Pentagon-Preparing-For-Mass-Civil-Breakdown-DoD-Report-Activists-Are-Social-Contagions?detail=email

Fracking Drives Farmers From Land in Illinois: Can We Live on Fossil Fuel Instead of Food?
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/fracking-drives-farmers-from-land-in-illinois-can-we-live-on-fossil-fuel-instead-of-food

Chilean man in hospital after lift shoots up 30 floors in 15 seconds
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27770334

Botticelli’s 92 Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy
http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/botticellis-92-illustrations-of-dantes-divine-comedy.html

The Before And After Aerial Images Are Going To Be Preeeetty Freaky
http://www.upworthy.com/the-before-and-after-aerial-images-are-going-to-be-preeeetty-freaky?c=upw1

A Movie Theater Got Its Audience To Use Their Phones So It Could Teach Them A Lesson
http://www.upworthy.com/a-movie-theater-got-its-audience-to-use-their-phones-so-it-could-teach-them-a-lesson?c=upw1

Jon Stewart goes after Fox News for smearing Bergdahl family - I still think that Papa Bergdahl looks like he walked off the Duck Dynasty set. :)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/10/1305775/-Jon-Stewart-goes-after-Fox-News-for-smearing-Bergdahl-family?detail=email

Shropshire sheep shearers behind schedule
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-27781151

The Scary Reason Illinois Just Banned Your Face Wash
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/10/scary-reason-why-illinois-just-banned-your-face-wash?cmpid=tp-ptnr-upworthy

13 Ways Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos Sent Creationists into Total Freakout Mode
http://www.alternet.org/belief/13-ways-neil-degrasse-tysons-cosmos-sent-creationists-total-freakout-mode

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/13/earth-may-have-underground-ocean-three-times-that-on-surface

Prominent pastor/radio host offers chilling advice to parents with adult kids who are gay - WTF is wrong with these people? There are a lot of things/people called evil but to me, this is EVIL
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/11/1306246/-Prominent-pastor-radio-host-offers-chilling-advice-to-parents-with-adult-kids-who-are-gay?detail=email

And here is another one.
Oklahoma candidate thinks stoning homosexuals to death is A-OK
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/11/1306184/-Oklahoma-candidate-thinks-stoning-homosexuals-to-death-is-A-OK?detail=email

Churches being used as anti government breeding grounds including giving away weapons
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/12/1306380/-Churches-being-used-as-anti-government-breeding-grounds-including-giving-away-weapons?detail=email

Jon Stewart looks at Eric Cantor's loss
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/12/1306378/-Jon-Stewart-looks-at-Eric-Cantor-s-loss

Elizabeth Warren Declares War on Mitch McConnell
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/videos/video/elizabeth-warren-declares-war-on-mitch-mcconnell

Impoverished Mother Dies In Jail Cell Over Unpaid Fines For Her Kids Missing School
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/06/12/3448105/mother-dies-jail-cell-fines/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

NASA's Warp Drive Ship Design - cool.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/12/1306308/-NASA-s-Warp-Drive-Ship-Design?detail=email

How EPA Faked the Entire Science of Sewage Sludge Safety: A Whistleblower’s Story
http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/how-epa-faked-the-entire-science-of-sewage-sludge-safety-a-whistleblowers-story/

Elizabeth Warren Faces Right-Wing Stooge: Here’s Who’s Quietly Funding Her Top Critic
http://www.alternet.org/economy/elizabeth-warren-faces-right-wing-stooge-heres-whos-quietly-funding-her-top-critic?akid=11906.204376.sHP9v8&rd=1&src=newsletter1001854&t=7

Conservative advice to women: Get married or get beat up
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/10/1305908/-Conservative-advice-to-women-Get-married-or-get-beat-up

The Secret Service Approach An NYPD Chaplain At A 9/11 Service. Then A Victim's Mother Steps In.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-secret-service-approach-an-nypd-chaplain-at-a-911-service-then-a-victims-mother-steps-in?c=upw1

If You Want to Know the Truth About Charter Schools, Follow the Money to the Hedge Funds
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/if-you-want-to-know-the-truth-about-charter-schools-follow-the-money

Virginia GOP allegedly bribed Dem. Sen. Puckett to block Medicaid expansion
http://americablog.com/2014/06/virginia-gop-bribes-sen-puckett-to-block-medicaid-expansion.html

US screen legend and activist Ruby Dee dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27825560

New Incan trail discovered in Peru's Machu Picchu citadel
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-27820986

The man who turns hubcaps into owls
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27803679

These Popular Plastic Bottles May Be Messing With Your Hormones
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/bpa-free-plastics-tritan-nalgene-dangerous

Who Owns Your Womb? Women Can Get Murder Charge for Refusing C-Sections - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/who-owns-your-womb-women-can-get-murder-charge-refusing-c-sections?akid=11917.204376.bQv5Eg&rd=1&src=newsletter1002736&t=3

Krugman nails it- The Fix Isn't In
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/13/1306676/-Krugman-nails-it-The-Fix-Isn-t-In?detail=email

South Carolina Governor Believes It's Time for Blacks to Stop Congregating at the Beach - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/30/1303132/-South-Carolina-Governor-Believes-It-s-Time-for-Blacks-to-Stop-Congregating-at-the-Beach?detail=email

Woman who criticized him is just being emotional, says Republican Senate candidate
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/13/1306694/-Woman-who-criticized-him-is-just-being-emotional-says-Republican-Senate-candidate?detail=email

In Harm's Way: The Dangers of a World Without Net Neutrality
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/24303-in-harms-way-the-dangers-of-a-world-without-net-neutrality

An OB/GYN writes to George Will about college rape
http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/an-obgyn-writes-to-george-will-about-college-rape/

Shrimp and prawns sold in US and UK produced by slave labor in Thailand - watch it
http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/shrimp-and-prawns-sold-in-us-and-uk-produced-by-slave-labor-in-thailand/

The Bees Are Dying and How Monsanto Will Be Responsible for the Upcoming Famine
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/498-the-bees-are-dying-and-how-monsanto-will-be-responsible-for-the-upcoming-famine.html

The US government doesn't want you to know how the cops are tracking you
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/14/cops-tracking-calls-stingray-surveillance

Very Serious Superbugs in Imported Seafood
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/cdc-vim-squid/

These mites live on your face and come out to have sex at night
http://www.vox.com/2014/6/11/5799992/these-mites-live-on-your-face-and-come-out-to-have-sex-at-night

Mount Etna eruption closes airport
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27869840?ocid=global_bbccom_email_16062014_top+video

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

Petitions that need your signature
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The non-existent tags
weather, knitting, gardening, global warming, environment, politics, Repugs, scumbags, quilting, petitions, CISPA, health, Exxon, oil spills, Monsanto, evil, people, tar sands, harassment, privacy, GMOs, fish, fracking, food, animals, WTF?, silliness, people, media, morons, fun stuff, women's issues, women's rights, art, fiber, geology,WTF!, NASA, EPA, education, passings, plastic, net neutrality, seafood, slavery, rape, bees, mites, bugs, volcanoes

Change the world one loan at a time – visit
http://www.Kiva.org

June 10th

Me
It’s another early morning for me. Even though I had the quilt on the bed last night I was still cold this morning. The rain left everything dampish. I think the second quilt will go on the bed tonight.

It has looked like it is going to rain all day but so far not drop. The skies have that gray-green look though.

Have a good one.

Recommended Reading

Fracking Drives Farmers From Land in Illinois: Can We Live on Fossil Fuel Instead of Food?
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/fracking-drives-farmers-from-land-in-illinois-can-we-live-on-fossil-fuel-instead-of-food

Chilean man in hospital after lift shoots up 30 floors in 15 seconds
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27770334

Botticelli’s 92 Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy
http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/botticellis-92-illustrations-of-dantes-divine-comedy.html

The Before And After Aerial Images Are Going To Be Preeeetty Freaky
http://www.upworthy.com/the-before-and-after-aerial-images-are-going-to-be-preeeetty-freaky?c=upw1

A Movie Theater Got Its Audience To Use Their Phones So It Could Teach Them A Lesson
http://www.upworthy.com/a-movie-theater-got-its-audience-to-use-their-phones-so-it-could-teach-them-a-lesson?c=upw1

Jon Stewart goes after Fox News for smearing Bergdahl family - I still think that Papa Bergdahl looks like he walked off the Duck Dynasty set. :)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/10/1305775/-Jon-Stewart-goes-after-Fox-News-for-smearing-Bergdahl-family?detail=email

Shropshire sheep shearers behind schedule
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-27781151

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1


A Very Good Idea!


Go sign the petition:
http://climatenamechange.org/

Petitions that need your signature
Read more...Collapse )

The non-existent tags
weather, knitting, gardening, global warming, environment, politics, Repugs, scumbags, quilting, petitions, CISPA, health, Exxon, oil spills, Monsanto, evil, people, tar sands, harassment, privacy, GMOs, fish, fracking, food, animals, WTF?, silliness, people, media, morons, fun stuff, women's issues, women's rights, transport, art, advertising, sheep

Change the world one loan at a time – visit
http://www.Kiva.org

June 9th

Me
Happy Birthday joe_haldeman!

I awoke early in the wee hours of this morning to the patter of rain hitting the roof. Looks like we are going to have rotten weather all day long.

Made a good curry for dinner last night. Yum!

The weekend was full of house chores and I tried out a new knitting stitch. Every once in a while I pick something that I’ve never done before and that looks fiddly knitting wise and learn it. I had some leftover Knit Picks Shadow yarn and thought that it would knit up nicely using this stitch. The mechanics of the stitch are not hard but you do have to get used to crossing the extra long loops.

Indian stitch


The question is do I continue on with this and make a rectangular shawl (I have enough leftover yarn) or frog it?

My Dearest and I are sorry to see Cosmos end. We had a very good time with our “How many times can NDT infuriate the bible thumpers” drinking game.

Courtesy of the BBC, the most unfortunate headline seen today:
“China probe finds 'naked officials' ”

Have a good one.



Recommended Reading

Mysterious rose helped Italian writer uncover his family history
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27702376

Disappeared D-Day veteran returns to UK from France - good on him!
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27748093

One Veteran's Epic Rant to the Repuli-Tea Party on their disgraceful treatment of #Bergdahl - bingo
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/06/1304819/-One-Veteran-s-Epic-Rant-to-the-Repuli-Tea-Party-on-their-disgraceful-treatment-of-Bergdahl?detail=email

John McCain flip-flops on Bowe Bergdahl, then lies about it - SCUMBAG!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/06/1304866/-John-McCain-flip-flops-on-Bowe-Bergdahl-then-lies-about-it?detail=email

'Lovelocks' collapse Paris bridge rail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27758940

John Oliver Goes Off On An Epic, Fact-Checked, Mic-Dropping Rant For 13 Minutes That You Need To See - watch it!
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-goes-off-on-an-epic-fact-checked-mic-dropping-rant-for-13-minutes-that-you-need-to-see?c=upw1

How a Big Agribusiness Firm Infiltrated the EPA and Made a Mockery of Science
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/how-big-agribusiness-firm-infiltrated-epa-and-made-mockery-science?akid=11894.308485.iRilq0&rd=1&src=newsletter1000743&t=11

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1

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Ha! I guess I have nothing to say today. Ok, no comments about that.

Have a good one.

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
The FCC is now moving to end net neutrality. Three months ago, Demand Progress
and RootsAction joined with allied groups to deliver a petition with a million signatures to
the FCC in support of net neutrality -- to keep the whole Internet available to everyone.
The news just broke that the FCC intends to blow us off and betray the principle of
equal access to the Internet.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/;jsessionid=CD41BE91896B98CE8A41034FF3FF5BD6-n4?action_KEY=9726

It is important – watch it.
A Controversial Episode With Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle That Will Haunt You. Make. The. Time
http://www.upworthy.com/a-controversial-episode-with-harrison-ford-and-don-cheadle-that-will-haunt-you-make-the-time?c=upw1

Recommended Reading

Striking Portraits of Fathers and the Daughters Whose Virginity They’ve Pledged to Protect - Is it just me or do these look really creepy?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/06/04/david_magnusson_purity_is_an_examination_of_the_fathers_who_pledge_to_help.html?wpsrc=upworthy

What You Should Know About Face Recognition Technology Used by Police and Spy Agencies Like the NSA
http://www.alternet.org/what-you-should-know-about-face-recognition-technology-used-police-and-spy-agencies-including-nsa?akid=11879.204376.xlPcAj&rd=1&src=newsletter999606&t=16

4 Inconvenient Facts Conservatives Conveniently Ignore
http://www.alternet.org/4-inconvenient-facts-conservatives-conveniently-ignore?akid=11879.204376.xlPcAj&rd=1&src=newsletter999606&t=4

Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris Are Old News: A Totally Different Atheism Is on the Rise
http://www.alternet.org/belief/hitchens-dawkins-and-harris-are-old-news-totally-different-atheism-rise?akid=11879.204376.xlPcAj&rd=1&src=newsletter999606&t=6

Japanese Old Animation (1929) - Kobu-tori ( 1929). Fun stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShzmzcJM7QI

Providing Homeless Permanent Housing and Support Is Less Costly Than Abandoning Them
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/providing-homeless-permanent-housing-and-support-is-less-costly-than-abandoning-them

Beware of the RoboBee, Monsanto and DARPA
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/beware-of-the-robobee-monsanto-and-darpa

U.S. Marshals Seize Cops’ Spying Records to Keep Them From the ACLU
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/feds-seize-stingray-documents/

Sarah Palin wants Phil Robertson to run for president - ok, this had me LMAO
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/03/1304153/-Sarah-Palin-wants-Phil-Robertson-to-run-for-president

How the woman got her period and how it keeps here from being invaded by a parasite. :)
http://pleiotropy.fieldofscience.com/2014/05/how-woman-got-her-period.html?spref=tw

Walmart Scammed American Taxpayers for $104 Million by Giving Executives Obscene Bonuses
http://www.alternet.org/economy/new-study-walmart-scammed-american-taxpayers-104-million-giving-executives-obscene-bonuses?akid=11878.204376.iYm2gT&rd=1&src=newsletter999422&t=5

Scientists Create Technology That Converts Cow Manure Into Clean Water - gonna call it feedlot pop.
http://www.alternet.org/environment/scientists-create-technology-converts-cow-manure-clean-water?akid=11878.204376.iYm2gT&rd=1&src=newsletter999422&t=23

Neil deGrasse Tyson's alarming prediction about losing the polar ice caps
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/03/1304046/-Neil-deGrasse-Tyson-s-alarming-prediction-about-losing-the-polar-ice-caps?detail=email

The way back machine delivers the LOLs. Bonus Alan West LOL. Bonus Gateway Pundit LOL.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/03/1304227/-The-way-back-machine-delivers-the-LOLs?detail=email

Restoration reveals hidden whale in 17th-century Dutch painting
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jun/04/restoration-hidden-whale-dutch-painting?CMP=twt_gu

Spectacular wave tank opens in Edinburgh
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27702506

Questions Raised About Integrity of Keystone XL's Southern Route After Conditions Added for Northern Leg
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24154-questions-raised-about-integrity-of-keystone-xls-southern-route-after-conditions-added-for-northern-leg

Jon Stewart Shreds GOP Hypocrisy on Climate Change and Bergdahl
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/watch-jon-stewart-shreds-gop-hypocrisy-climate-change-and-bergdahl?akid=11881.204376.A-x5fu&rd=1&src=newsletter999791&t=9

IU ... WTF, Ohio?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/04/1304348/-IU-WTF-Ohio?detail=email

Woman suing hospital after medical records posted to "Team No Hoes" Facebook group
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/04/1304322/-Woman-suing-hospital-after-medical-records-posted-to-Team-No-Hoes-Facebook-group?detail=email

Looks like Einstein was Wrong about Quantum Entanglement
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/04/1304481/-Looks-like-Einstein-was-Wrong-about-Quantum-Entanglement?detail=email

Traces of another world found on the Moon
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27688511

Sleep's memory role discovered
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27695144

Can India get a taste for craft beer?
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27709826

Why koalas hug trees on hot days
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27684872

India state minister on rape: 'Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong' - WTF? This man needs an attitude readjustment!
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/05/india-state-minister-rape-crimes-comment

5 Unhealthy Foods Engineered to Be Addictive
http://www.alternet.org/5-unhealthy-foods-engineered-be-addictive?akid=11882.204376.w0PO5v&rd=1&src=newsletter999945&t=2

What the hell is wrong with our LOATHSOME POLITICIANS?
http://www.alternet.org/what-hell-wrong-america?akid=11882.204376.w0PO5v&rd=1&src=newsletter999945&t=8

The Truth Behind 'Men's Body Wash' And 'Women's Body Wash' Will Make You Feel Dirty - LOLROF, there’s a candle marketed to men called Stripper’s Mouth? LOLROF. Are men that dumb? Mine isn’t.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-truth-behind-mens-body-wash-and-womens-body-wash-will-make-you-feel-dirty?c=upw1


Video of the Week – Scientists: Tests prove fracking to blame for flaming Parker County wells
http://blog.gaslandthemovie.com/?p=648

Jon Stewart Hilariously Blasts Open Carry Gun Loonies and the NRA
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-hilariously-blasts-open-carry-gun-loonies-and-nra?akid=11890.204376.ToO-OA&rd=1&src=newsletter1000221&t=3

Chris Christie’s Tesla Ban Challenged by NJ Legislators
http://www.alternet.org/environment/chris-christies-tesla-ban-challenged-nj-legislators?akid=11890.204376.ToO-OA&rd=1&src=newsletter1000221&t=13

Racist Fox 'News' guest attacks Neil deGrasse Tyson because he 'fit the profile'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/05/1304715/-Racist-Fox-News-guest-attacks-Neil-deGrasse-Tyson-because-he-fit-the-profile?detail=email

Walmart pours billions into share buybacks rather than investing in its workers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/04/1304353/-Walmart-pours-billions-into-share-buybacks-rather-than-investing-in-its-workers?detail=email

New Details About BP Oil Spill’s Impact
http://wamuanimalhouse.org/shows/2014-05-31/new-details-about-bp-oil-spill%E2%80%9A%C3%84%C3%B4s-impact?utm_campaign=2014-06-05 Latest.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

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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

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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