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Thank you, BtA.. this needs exposure!

Oh man, that should be at the top of the fuckin' greatest page!

Lewis Black.. "Elected Officials shouldn't get to choose who gets to choose elected officials!"

Thanks Ellipsis! Epic!

That's your opinion.. I'll take Paul Krugman's analysis.. in spite of all the raging on President

Obama about how he's not doing this and he's not doing that to yours or anyone else's expectation, he's managed to secure high marks from Paul Krugman.

The Nobel Prize-winning economist, once one of the president’s most notable critics, on why Obama is a historic success


"There's a different story on the left, where you now find a significant number of critics decrying Obama as, to quote Cornel West, someone who ''posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit.'' They're outraged that Wall Street hasn't been punished, that income inequality remains so high, that ''neoliberal'' economic policies are still in place. All of this seems to rest on the belief that if only Obama had put his eloquence behind a radical economic agenda, he could somehow have gotten that agenda past all the political barriers that have con- strained even his much more modest efforts. It's hard to take such claims seriously."

zappaman http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025644404

Wtf are you even talking about "Jeb Bush" for?

Thank you, EarlG!

I say to each his/her own. We certainly don't have to all eat alike..

I've been a vegan for 25 years and couldn't care less what other people eat.

I do it for my health.

Just 'cause I wanted a colorful pic.

Cenk has alway been a profiteering whiny pos.. Oh, and he stupidly blamed the WH for losing his job

at msbnc..

Cenk Uygur Crying Foul Blames The White House For His Short Lived Career At MSNBC


Thanks Obama!

mahalo pnwmom for listing what Cenk is too lazy to do.. reminds me of Chucky Todd.

Let's give the President a Senate and Congress to help him and our Country! GOTV2014!

"Because We are Americans….We have paid for our citizenship through our blood… sweat…. and tears…"

Damn Straight, she! And, as Propane Jane says..


BAM! Michael Brown

Had to look that up(maluhia).. I figured I knew what it meant in Hawaiian but

have never used it before. Mahalo, kpete~ That's a good one!

I learned another word today that was on someone's shirt.. "Malama" .. Malama pono, kpete. Take Care.


Federal judges tosses ’5 second rule’ being used to police Ferguson protests

Source: Washington Post

By Wesley Lowery October 6 at 6:30 PM 

In the first formal blow to the policing tactics being used in Ferguson, Mo., a federal judge ruled Monday that the “5 second rule” — a policy being enforced by some officers that required protesters to be moving at all times during demonstrations or be subject to arrest — was unconstitutional and violated the protesters’ First Amendment rights.

“The practice of requiring peaceful demonstrators and others to walk, rather than stand still, violates the constitution,” U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Perry wrote in the ruling — which clarifies that police are still free to use any number of other tactics to manage the crowds that have gathered to protest each night since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown. “This injunction prevents only the enforcement of an ad hoc rule developed for the Ferguson protests that directed police officers, if they felt like it, to order peaceful, law-abiding protesters to keep moving rather than standing still.”

From the early days of the protests — which have fluctuated from dozens to hundreds on some night, primarily to call for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Brown — police have used varying tactics to manage the crowds. In mid-August, some officers began instructing demonstrators of a new, so-called “five-second rule,” under which protesters were instructed that they must remain moving at all times and that they could not remain still for more than five seconds. Legal observers sent by national organizations quickly decried the rule, and protest leaders insisted that it was an attempt to undermine their right to demonstrate.

“Vague rules that are applied in a haphazard fashion tend to increase community tension,” said Tony Rothert, legal director of the ACLU of Missouri. “Judge Perry’s injunction is a huge win for peaceful protesters and those who believe in the rule of law.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/10/06/federal-judges-tosses-5-second-rule-being-used-to-police-ferguson-protests/

This is my first LBN.. but, I don't see this posted and thought it was Important.

Good on the ACLU challenging the policy on constitutional grounds.. even though the "top law enforcement officials continue to insist that they never formally instructed officers to carry out such a policy. IOW, it was the product of everyone else's imagination.

"Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens"(Nitro, West Virginia)

The settlement will require Monsanto to do the following:
◾-$9 million will be spent to clean dioxin contaminated dust from 4500 homes.
◾-$21 million will be spent to test to see if people have been poisoned with dioxin.
◾-Citizens will be monitored for such poisoning for 30 years, not just a few months.
◾-An additional $63 million is to be allotted if additional tests for dioxin contamination testing is necessary.
◾-Anyone who lived in the Nitro area between Jan. 1, 1948, and Sept. 3, 2010 will be tested for dioxin. Although they must show proof they lived in the area, they will be eligible for testing even if they no longer live in Nitro.
◾-Former or present employees of Monsanto are not eligible for any of these benefits.
◾-An office will be set up to organize testing for Nitro citizens. The registration of participants is to be overlooked by Charleston attorney Thomas Flaherty, who was appointed by the court.

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"While this case did not involve glyphosate, another deadly toxin used in Monsanto herbicides such as RoundUp, its time will come soon."

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