19 Nov 2014

Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

Max Boot, who will have considerable influence in the new Republican controlled Congress, says that the US must get back into the nation-building business to defeat ISIS.

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19 Nov 2014

The Terrible School Policy

Having high school start earlier in the day is associated with a significant increase in motor vehicle accidents, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

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19 Nov 2014

Keystone XL Fails In Senate

In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off in Louisiana. She was able to peel off 14 Senate Democrats to help advance the bill but it was not quite enough.In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off in Louisiana. She was able to peel off 14 Senate Democrats to help advance the bill but it was not quite enough.

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17 Nov 2014

FDL Movie Night: Citizen Autistic

Citizen Autistic is the followup to director William Davenport’s film Too Sane for This World, which documents the lives of 12 people living with either autism or Asperger’s syndrome. In Citizen Autistic, Davenport explores institutional challenges faced by people within the community when dealing with a world that thinks they

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17 Nov 2014

In the Future All Marijuana Edibles Might Need to Be Pre-Approved By Colorado Government

In the ongoing effort to decide how to handle the regulation of marijuana edibles, the Colorado Department of Health is planning to recommend that all marijuana products need to go through an approval process before they can be sold. The worry is that some products are too appealing or confusing for children.

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17 Nov 2014

Eric Holder’s Pathetic Reason for Continuing to Shirk His Responsibility on Marijuana Rescheduling

Even though Attorney General Eric Holder has both the power and duty to reschedule any drug based on the latest science, he continues to to claim rescheduling marijuana should be left to Congress.

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17 Nov 2014

Democrat’s Demographic Fatalism Facing Critiques

Is there really an emerging electoral majority for the Democratic Party? Given the results of the last election this question seems silly to even ask, but the belief that the demographic changes occurring in America predestine the Democratic Party to dominate future elections has become the consolation for ever defeat the Democrats have faced.

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17 Nov 2014

ISIS vs. Imperial Japan Propaganda Showdown

To demonstrate how little propaganda statements towards whomever happens to be America’s enemy of the time change, let’s have a look at the 1943 propaganda film here, made to help stir up Americans for the long fight ahead to defeat Imperial Japan during World War II. Everybody likes Japan now, but remember the country that now makes our anime, manga and weird porn used to want to conquer us, even going as far as beheading hostages (sound familiar?)

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17 Nov 2014

Undercover Supreme Court Police Deployed Outside Courthouse to Spy on Protests

When J. Edgar Hoover was FBI director, he wanted agents to enhance people’s paranoia and make them feel like there was an agent behind every mailbox. His agents were particularly targeting dissent. Now, these days, the use of undercover agents in criminal investigations or general operations has grown to such a degree that a citizen may feel like there is a federal agent behind every action.

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17 Nov 2014

Putin Says Russia Will Not Allow Ukraine To Destroy Separatists

In strikingly explicit terms Russian President Vladimir Putin said publicly what has likely been Russian policy for some time – Russia will not allow Kiev’s forces to destroy the separatists. The statement came during an interview with German television concerning the conflict in Ukraine and how Russia would respond to new sanctions. Putin framed the argument as a commitment to stop ethnic cleansing and said he had concerns about Ukraine “ending up as a neo-Nazi state.”

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