radicalqueerbrownboy: lolagetslife: This isnt in NY. This is U Street, just east of 13th Street in NW, Washington, DC. milosteveo69: nativeturquoise: Everyone needs to watch and reblog. This handicapped man is thrown from his wheelchair by two NYPD police officers to the ground and handcuffed. He is unable to walk and not a threat to public as he cannot run or physically attack anyone...
The Associated Press: details of bin Laden raid →
The Black Hawks were to drop the SEALs and depart in less than two minutes, in hopes locals would assume they were Pakistani aircraft visiting the nearby military academy. One Black Hawk was to hover above the compound, with SEALs sliding down ropes into the open courtyard. The second was to hover above the roof to drop SEALs there, then land more SEALs outside — plus an interpreter and the...
Analysing the ‘900 papers supporting climate... →
spytap: From the “Fucking Duh” department, …a preliminary data analysis by the Carbon Brief has revealed that nine of the ten most prolific authors cited have links to organisations funded by ExxonMobil, and the tenth has co-authored several papers with Exxon-funded contributors. The top ten contributors are alone responsible for 186 of the papers cited by the Global Warming Policy...
Canada's cold new dawn: Conservative prime... →
The triumph of Harper’s Conservatives is a revolution in Canada. Grumpy old men are happy but modernists, women, young people, immigrants, people fond of evidence-based policy will be much less so. It’s the beginning of a kind of war, conducted in a dull, quietly agonising way.
Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most indubitable signification is...– Leo Tolstoy (via azspot)
After Citizens United, Conservative Undisclosed... →
jonathan-cunningham: Last year, in perhaps the “most consequential Supreme Court decision in decades,” the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) invalidated a sixty-three year-old ban on corporate and union money directly funding individual candidates in federal elections. The SCOTUS decision sent shockwaves throughout our democracy, with many fearing that it would lead to an overwhelming...
Homeowners, Clergy, Labor Leaders Demand that... →
Study of 26 pundits yields hilarious results →
jonathan-cunningham: Even when the students eliminated political predictions and looked only at predictions for the economy and social issues, they found that liberals still do better than conservatives at prediction. After Krugman, the most accurate pundits were Maureen Dowd of The New York Times, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and former House...
For 10 years, Osama bin Laden filled a gap left by... →