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Open Thread - 3/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Poll Results - 3/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, polls )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Turning Out To Be a Scandal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: environment, GOP Crimes, maddow, scandal, video )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
An American In Bavaria Makes An Unusual Request For Asylum
World  (tags: Andre Shepherd, US Soldier, Germany, Bavaria, asylum, video Collateral Murder, Bradley Manning, Chelsea Manning, Wikileaks )

Dandelion
- 10 hours ago - dw.de
A US soldier, who no longer wanted to fight in Iraq and went Awol, sought asylum in Germany. Andre Shepherd said Fallujah opened my eyes. Recalling the video Collateral Murder that Bradley Chelsea Manning released it to Wikileaks and exposed harsh truth.
War Isn't Working - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War, petition, USA, ISIS, Pentagon, Taliban, never ending war )

Dandelion
- 18 hours ago - org.salsalabs.com
It was the last Iraq war that helped create ISIS. Pentagon officials said that they just need more time, or more troops to defeat the Taliban. But the Taliban is as strong as they have ever been in a long while. War is not working.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Islamic State No More Muslim Than KKK Is Christian
World  (tags: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, ISIS, Christianity, Islam, religion, money, power )

Dandelion
- 12 hours ago - washingtontimes.com
Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Monday that the Islamic State group represents Islam about as much as the Ku Klux Klan represents Christianity, arguing that the mission of both groups is not about religion but a play for money and power.
Oil Industries Toxic Wastewater Threatens California Water Supplies
Health & Wellness  (tags: California, drinking water, wastewater. fracking, oil industry, flowback, toxins, Gov. Brown )

Dandelion
- 20 hours ago - sacbee.com
Every year the states oil industry produces some 130 billion gallons of wastewater. But where do oil companies put this dirty fluid? Injected into protected California aquifers clean enough to drink and to irrigate crops.
Move Over California, Theres A New Earthquake Capital - Oklahoma
Environment  (tags: fracking, earthquakes, Oklahoma, California, interactive map )

Dandelion
- 7 hours ago - revealnews.org
Oklahoma recorded more than three times as many earthquakes as California in 2014 and remains well ahead in 2015. Earthquakes were rare in Oklahoma until 2009 click play on the interactive map. Increase coincides with fracking in the area.
No War With Iran - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iran, USA, negotiations, diplomacy, legislation )

Dandelion
- 18 hours ago - act.rootsaction.org
Diplomacy with Iran is working, and there is strong evidence that a final deal is within reach. Some in Congress are pushing dangerous legislation that would pass new sanctions on Iran, which would blow up negotiations. It's a reckless approach.
I Am A Patriot   video
Offbeat  (tags: Steven Van Zandt, Little Stevie, I am a Patriot, Rockpalast, song to wake up Americans )

Dandelion
- 18 hours ago - youtube.com
Between Steven Van Zandt short speech in the beginning to the song he wrote and sang in this video back in 1984 is just as relevant today as it was back then. There have been the messengers but overall it seems to be unheard by too many. Rock on!
 
 
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