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Carl Sagan: - Transcend politics. Embrace Humanity. Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.

#Quote   #Atheism   #Science   #CarlSagan  
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A new solar plane is attempting to fly around the world
According to Solar Impulse is circling offshore of the Hawaiian Islands for a dawn landing. Check it out:
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Planning. China has the electric airplane on the market. $ 16K US.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Portions Of Federal ‘3 Strikes’ Sentencing Laws
The ruling paves the way for thousands of prisoners to have their sentences reduced and will cause the private prison industry to lose millions of dollars in profits.

Most Americans are shocked to learn that our country is the world's worst incarcerator of our own people. There are only two options: either the American people are chronic criminals by nature or our laws and punishments are just too severe. 

#SCOTUS   #SupremeCourt   #ThreeStrikesLaws   #CriminalJustice   #IncarcerationNation  
While the country was busy celebrating the Supreme Court's long-awaited marriage equality ruling, the justices issued another ruling in the Johnson v. United States case that dealt a crucial blow to the prison industrial complex. The SCOTUS ruled that a...
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That is great news.. SCOTUS has been surprisingly fair... Wow it is good to see the third branch of government comeback to life.. No wonder the politicians are doing all they can to avoid having their crap ledgislation reviewed.. Lmao.. They cannot cut the 3rd equal branch out of the picture.. 
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After getting accused of extremism, Bernie Sanders Annihilates Scott Walker's Extremism During Madison Rally
This video is fantastic.

All one needs to do is look at the difference between the direction Minnesota and Wisconsin has gone to see who the real extremists are. While progressive MN is the nation's #1 state for business where we raised taxes on the rich so much we still have a $2 billion surplus, even after increasing spending for free Kindergarten to EVERY child, the nation's best Obamacare program, cutting property taxes, paying back the $ Republicans confiscated from local schools, and expanded public programs. 

Conservatives in Wisconsin cut taxes for the rich and big corporations, leaving a $2 billion deficit even AFTER slashing spending on education, healthcare, infrastructure, environmental protections, sold off public utilities to the Kochs, and cutting the UM Madison budget so much that they have to kill multiple departments.  Oh, and the median wage is $5,000 less in Wisconsin. 

Modern progressivism isn't everyday values, modern conservatism is extremism.
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+A. David I just added you to my circle of working class heroes, my dear sister.
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That's wicked cool! Bioluminescent glow worms turn 30-million-year-old caves into alien skies

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~ Bioluminescent glow worms turn 30-million-year-old caves into alien skies ~ [The Verge] :: One of the biggest challenges of photographing the native glow worms of New Zealand's limestone caves is standing in freezing water for hours at a time. Auckland photographer Joseph Michael has been doing just this for the past few months, suffering through the cold and damp to capture images of the species known as Arachnocampa luminosa. He says the long-exposure shots in his new series Luminosity attempt to recreate the magical feeling of exploring caves lit only by the creature's natural glow. "Standing in cold water for hours on end looses its appeal pretty quickly but it's worth is when you see the results," he says. ::| #biology
One of the biggest challenges of photographing the native glow worms of New Zealand's limestone caves is standing in freezing water for hours at a time. Auckland photographer Joseph Michael has...
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Looks like new born stars inside an old nebula 
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+Bernie Sanders: "Don't underestimate me.
A day after #Bernie2016  spoke to 10,000 people in Wisconsin, fundraising numbers were released. +CNN reports: "Sanders raised $15 million in their first quarter. 400,000 donations from 250,000 donors."

Average donation size $33.51

Move videos of the packed event and rousing speech in Madison:

Mark your calendar! Bernie Sanders Money Bomb: Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage

Finally, the Top 10 Things You Can Do To Help Bernie

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Donald trump is the one
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European skinheads and neo-Nazis have sometimes use the Confederate flag
Especially in Germany, where the swastika and other symbols of Nazi Germany are officially banned by law
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+Syl G. Some know, some don't.

I don't know if you are aware of German "Western/Cowboy culture". It is very detached from historic facts and mostly inspired by an author who has never been anywhere near America (Karl May).

In that context, there are tons of people who use the confederate flag generic "Wild West" symbol.
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10 Reasons To Ban Gay Marriage According To Conservatives

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+Herbert E. Larson​ I have been trying to parse this for some time now. Apparently I just can't.

I would like to point out that there are some inaccuracies I disagree with real Americans don't wear glasses or use AC. Since most real Americans have married they stopped before they went blind but need glasses. The matter of the AC is a squeaky subject do you want to watch your favorite sports sweaty sitting in that leather recliner? Now when obviously gay parents have gay children they to are obviously gay also.
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Host or attend an organizing meeting on July 29th

I was hoping this would be on July 15th to coincide with the money bomb, but having a little extra cushion time should help to organize and publicize.

I live in a town of 10,000 in rural Minnesota, and hope to bring in folks from all over the county to my event. Sign up early. Prepare to send a letter to your local paper, and let's get this party started!

And mark your calendar for the Bernie Sanders Money Bomb. Ask everyone you know to Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage
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Growing Our Political Revolution. Are you willing to host or attend an organizing meeting on July 29th? Yes! I am willing to get involved. Politics is ultimately about people coming together to improve the lives of all Americans, and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors.
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I would if I could-Bernie is one saving grace*(so to speak) only.  Come on Bernie!  But watch out! We tend to kill our heroes.
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AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on the Political Blockbusters of Summer 2015
It's been quite a week.
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My stream is an eclectic mix of visual, news, science, politics, and bizarre posts. High volume and not shy about my opinions. Love freedom, adventure, travel, discovery, daydreaming, deep thoughts, frisky people, exploration, the beach, astronomy, wisdom, disc golf, curiosity, archaeology, activism, broad perspectives, and cats (domestic and wild). 

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Social Media Strategist and New Media Specialist exclusively for non-corporate organizations, candidates, and media.  Part of a team of key influencers that have organically moved hundreds of millions of eyeballs to key content since 2008. We specialize in high end brand support, but only for select progressive clients with the goal of moving America forward. Will not take money for SEO or to post anything, and most of our projects are pro bono. 

Previous Clients include Raw Story, Americans Against The Tea Party, Daily Galaxy, Village Voice, LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer, Riverfront Times, Miami New Times, Minneapolis City Pages, Broward New Times, and OC Weekly. Pro Bono counsel that helped Upworthy in the seeding stage of development. 

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Netroots Nation booster.  Camp Wellstone graduate. My activist persona is novenator  (ɹoʇɐuǝʌou) and I am on virtually every social media site in the English speaking world. While I work on a variety of issues, my favorites are politics, the environment, equal rights, economic justice, science, secular humanism, green energy, unions, freedom, and ending cannabis prohibition.

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I have written guest articles for PoliticusUSA, FreakOutNation, Alternet, and elsewhere.  My biggest single article netted 500k page views and exposed the ultra-conservative Digg Patriots for their scheme to censor progressive news articles and silence dissenting viewpoints.  Former Senior News Editor and Chief New Media Strategist for News Junkie Post.  

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