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Open Thread - 5/5/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.
For the GOP, Rump Dump Is No Fluke!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2016, GOP Hate, maddow, Trump, videos )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Feliz Cinco De Mayo
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holiday )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
The graphic is the entire greeting,
Contamination in North Dakota Linked to Fracking Spills
Science & Tech  (tags: Duke University Study, North dakota, fracking, accidental wastewater spills, water and soil contamination )

Judy
- 15 hours ago - phys.org
"Until now, research in many regions of the nation has shown that contamination from fracking has been fairly sporadic and inconsistent". In ND though, it is now widespread, persistent and directly linked to water contaminated by fracking.
Protest Song Of The Week: 'I Had No Right' By Dar Williams
Society & Culture  (tags: Father Daniel Berrigan, peace activist, Dar Williams )

Judy
- 2 days ago - shadowproof.com
Legendary peace activist Father Daniel Berrigan died at 94 years-old on April 30. Inspired by Berrigan, singer-songwriter Dar Williams penned the song 'I Had No Right', recalling his anti-war actions with the Catonsville 9.
Right-Left Coalition Proposes $38 Billion In Cuts To Pentagon
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, Department of Defense, DoD, Pentagon )

Judy
- 2 days ago - shadowproof.com
While conservatives and progressives in America may have stark differences on cultural values and the role of government, one thing we all agree on is reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money.
Pay Detroit's Educators for Their Work - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Detroit, teachers' pay, sick out, Governor Rick Snyder, MIchigan Legislature, Detroit Public Schools, broken promise, petition )

Judy
- 2 days ago - actionnetwork.org
This weekend, teachers were told that most of Detroit's educators will miss five paychecks, amounting to 19 percent of their pay. That means for every week they came to work, they'll only be paid for four days.
Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking -- It's An Act of Political Resistance - Edward Snowden
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg, NSA, Chelsea Manning, Drones )

Judy
- 2 days ago - theintercept.com
We are witnessing a compression of the time frame in which unconstitutional activities can continue before they are exposed by acts of conscience.
Geothermal Could Put Thousands From Alberta's Oil and Gas Sector Back to Work
Environment  (tags: Geothermal, Canada, Tim Davies. Turkana, Ben Lee, abandoned wells, orphan wells, Canadian Geothermal Energy Association. , Raven Thermal Systems, Site C )

Judy
- 3 hours ago - desmog.ca
Despite being home to enormous geothermal potential, Canada is the only country on the Pacific Ring of Fire that doesn't use the resource to produce commercial-scale energy.
Wildfire in Fort McMurray, Canada, Shows Indigenous Resilience
Society & Culture  (tags: US & Canada, Canada, Natural disasters, Fort McMurray, Indigenous rights, First Nations )

Judy
- 16 hours ago - telesurtv.net
First Nations communities are opening their doors to people fleeing Fort McMurray, the city engulfed by the blaze at the heart of Canada's oil sands.
 
 
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