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" Could the global warming crisis be solved if fossil fuel executives were just paid less?"

That alone certainly won't solve the issue, but I'm sure it would reduce the resistance to acting on climate change. 
A new report shows a staggering disconnect between investor-owned fossil fuel companies and any sort of progress on climate.
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" Nearly half of Iowans supporting real estate mogul Donald Trump's presidential campaign don't believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States, according to a poll released Tuesday."

The phrase "stupid is, as stupid does" comes to mind. 
Nearly half of Iowans supporting real estate mogul Donald Trump's presidential campaign don't believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States, according to a poll released Tuesday.
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" Texas police upset that a local news station aired footage of Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shooting a man with hands up want the public to express outrage — at the news station. " 
Texas police upset that a local news station aired footage of Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shooting a man with hands up want the public to express outrage — at the news station. Gilbert Flores, 41, can be seen in the cell phone vide
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" Rather than acknowledging the clear link between lax gun laws and deadly shootings, a Texas congressman has found a new culprit: multiculturalism.

On the Chris Salcedo Show last week, the radio host asked Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) to weigh in on the horrific shooting on live TV of two journalists in Virginia. After acknowledging that widespread gun violence is a daily occurrence in the United States, Sessions zeroed in on what he viewed as the real cause."


"We have a group of people that are in our country that we're afraid of, that have created chaos and confusion." Sessions said, without elaborating on precisely who that group of people is.
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Scholar and academic, Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi, has been assassinated in what appears to be retaliation against his outspoken views of Hinduism and his denouncing of superstition. He was 77. His murder is reminiscent of that of Narendra Dabholkar in August of 2013. Renowned Indian scholar and rationalist, M M Kalburgi, has been killed after being shot by unidentified…Continue →
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During a segment on the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday morning, "Fox and Friends" host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that the organization be labeled a hate group. Fox brought on conservative African-American writer Kevin Jackson to discuss the Saturday Black Lives Matter protest at the Minnesota State Fair and the Friday shooting of a Texas sheriff's deputy.
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" About 50 police officers have been fatally shot on average each year over the past decade, and that number has fallen by more than half since the 1970s, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. In addition, federal statistics show that the uptick in 2014 came after a year with the fewest officers killed in the line of duty (27) in any year since 1980."

In other words, the idea that cops are under attack in America is a perception created by the police (by acting so defensive over being criticized for abusive and illegal actions) and the news media. 
Current and former officers describe increased tension amid ongoing protests over deaths at the hands of police.
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" In reporting on conservative activist James O'Keefe's latest absurd adventure, major media coverage acknowledged it was a flop and something of a joke, except for the New York Times."

What the hell happened to the management of the New York Times? They used to be smarter than this. 
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" What is critical to note is that the court did not declare EHS a legitimate illness. They just declared she was disabled by whatever condition she has. But,it will be used by those who demand that this condition be recognized sans scientific legitimacy." 
The case of the French woman with wifi sensitivity appeared in the comments of this story about a boy whose parents are suing a school for the same cause. Now, it’s all over the internet so we’ve decided, for completeness, to cover it separately. It raises justifiable concerns about science-based claims. Forced to live in a barn…Continue →
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So, let's see. Edward Snowden deserves lifetime imprisonment, but the IT dunces at the Office of Personnel Management who enabled this catastrophic hack ... they're never even mentioned, as far as I can tell. The worst that'll happen to them is that they'll get a bad performance review, or maybe fired -- if even that. But they're certainly not facing prison time, or not that I've heard.

Is the ostensible rationale that we don't care if people are criminally negligent, just as long as they don't try to inform the American people that they're being unlawfully spied on? That jaw-dropping criminal negligence is fine, it's the exposure of criminal wrongdoing by higher-ups that deserves harsh retribution?

Because I guaran-damn-tee you that responsibly releasing selected documents to responsible journalists has done far less harm -- if indeed it's done any at all -- to the USA's interests than this stupid, irresponsible, it-was-just-waiting-to-happen data spill.
Foreign spy services, especially in China and Russia, are aggressively aggregating and cross-indexing hacked U.S. computer databases — including security clearance applications, airline records and medical insurance forms — to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents, U.S. officials said.
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" Campbell said the lesson took a dark turn when it came time to talk about vetoes.

"The congressman chose to give an example of the current situation in Iran, and made some inappropriate comments about 'Do you know what a nuclear weapon is? Do you know that there are schools that train children your age to be suicide bombers?'" Campbell said. 

He and other parents were shocked. He said he had to console his young daughter."

[sarcasm] You've got to teach them to be paranoid and xenophobic when they're young! If you don't how is the GOP gong to stop their demographic decline? [/sarcasm] 
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  • Verizon Wireless
    Technical Support II, 2005 - 2013
    Technical Support Level 2. Customer Care Representative.
  • Central Station Security Systems
    Dispatcher, 2002 - 2005
  • Realtime Computer Services
    Self-Employed, 1997 - 2002
    Computer Repair and Networking Setup/Repair.
  • Techforce Corporation
    Repair Technician, 1995 - 1997
    Computer Repair and Networking Setup/Repair.
  • Emergency Ambulance Services, Inc.
    EMT-1A, 1992 - 1993
  • California Cold Drink Co.
    Route Driver, 1991 - 1992
  • McDonnell Douglas
    Hyperbaric Chamber Operator, 1991 - 1991
    Short-term contract as medical standby.
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