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Politics, news, events, science, social changes, ideas, things of great import… you know… stuff you don’t care about? Or perhaps you do. Anyway… here it is.
6dogs9cats:

It’s time for every day people and voters to stop being sympathetic to those who are screwing your neighbors….and you!

6dogs9cats:

It’s time for every day people and voters to stop being sympathetic to those who are screwing your neighbors….and you!

6dogs9cats:

GOP KILLING CONGRESS AND OUR NATION — The approval rating of Congress has dipped into single digits, its lowest in history, because this Congress has approved less legislation than any Congress in history! This “Do Nothing” Congress is the product of the “Stupid Party.” This is NOT the fault of both parties, but of Republicans. In their article “Yes, Congress is that bad,” respected Congressional historians THOMAS MAN and NORMAN ORNSTEIN declared, “We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.” And there you have it. If you want to help our nation recover its former status in terms of opportunity, justice, etc, vote DEMOCRATIC this November.

6dogs9cats:

GOP KILLING CONGRESS AND OUR NATION — The approval rating of Congress has dipped into single digits, its lowest in history, because this Congress has approved less legislation than any Congress in history! This “Do Nothing” Congress is the product of the “Stupid Party.” This is NOT the fault of both parties, but of Republicans. In their article “Yes, Congress is that bad,” respected Congressional historians THOMAS MAN and NORMAN ORNSTEIN declared, “We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.” And there you have it. If you want to help our nation recover its former status in terms of opportunity, justice, etc, vote DEMOCRATIC this November.

doc-avalon:

Holidays & Days of Note for July 20, 2014

*   Moon Day. 45th Anniversary of the voyage of Apollo-11 landing the first men on the moon. (in case you’re not sure, the second image up there is an ice cream moon.)

*   Binding of the Wreaths (Lithuania) 

*   Día del Amigo “Friend’s Day”(Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil)

*   Unlike all the other food related “holidays” such as national spaghetti day or macaroon day this one is a for real recognized national holiday in America, though not a  well-known one,  Lincoln made Thanksgiving official, Woodrow Wilson did the same for Mother’s Day and Eisenhower did the same for Father’s Day, in 1984 Ronald Reagan made the 3rd Sunday in July officially Ice Cream Day, or as was said then “NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim The 3rd Sunday of each year Ice Cream Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

I jive you not, so far it hasn’t made the splash the others have. 

atomic-man:

Sign of the times, ubiquitous flier posted in all schools in the school system in Birmingham, Alabama.

atomic-man:

Sign of the times, ubiquitous flier posted in all schools in the school system in Birmingham, Alabama.

Eye on the mask - The Hindu

When the air gets to bad what will we do, try and fix the problem for better air? Don’t be silly….. we come up with designer masks.

Welcome to the future.

poliscrutiny101:

Please be sure to SHARE this one! “On Tuesday, Cruz filed an amendment to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 (S. 2363) to force the federal government to sell off a significant portion of the country’s most prized lands in the West. Th…e amendment would prohibit the federal government from owning more than 50 percent of any land within one state, and requires the government to transfer the excess land to the states or sell it to the highest bidder. Federal lands make up one-fifth of the nation’s landmass and over 50 percent of the land Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. Under Cruz’s proposal, these states, which are home to some of the country’s most beloved national parks, forests, wildlife areas and iconic natural resources, would be forced to either pass the costs of managing these lands along to state taxpayers or, more likely, give them away or sell them off for mining, drilling, and logging.”
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/10/3458798/ted-cruz-auction-off-public-lands/

poliscrutiny101:

Please be sure to SHARE this one!
“On Tuesday, Cruz filed an amendment to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 (S. 2363) to force the federal government to sell off a significant portion of the country’s most prized lands in the West. The amendment would prohibit the federal government from owning more than 50 percent of any land within one state, and requires the government to transfer the excess land to the states or sell it to the highest bidder.
Federal lands make up one-fifth of the nation’s landmass and over 50 percent of the land Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. Under Cruz’s proposal, these states, which are home to some of the country’s most beloved national parks, forests, wildlife areas and iconic natural resources, would be forced to either pass the costs of managing these lands along to state taxpayers or, more likely, give them away or sell them off for mining, drilling, and logging.”

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/10/3458798/ted-cruz-auction-off-public-lands/

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