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US Politics & Gov't

U.S. Right Wing Extremists More Deadly Than Jihadists
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Domestic terrorism, Right Wing Extremist, Fatalities )

- 7 hours ago -
Despite this history of deadly violence by individuals motivated by political ideologies other than al Qaeda, it is jihadist violence that continues to dominate the news and the attention of policy makers.
Why Are They Waging a War on Science?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Republicans, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Climate Deniers, War On Science, Corporate Agenda )

- 12 hours ago -
"Of 22 Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, 17 are climate change deniers."
HAVE YOU HEARD: The U.S. Navy Just Announced The End Of Big Oil And No One Noticed
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fuel, seawater, government, US Navy, NRL, science, research, environment, CO2, H2, gas-to-liquids, liquid hydrocarbon )

- 1 day ago -
Surf's up! The Navy appears to have achieved the Holy Grail of energy independence - turning seawater into fue!: After decades of experiments, Navy scientists believe they may have solved one of the world's great challenges: how to turn seawater into fuel
Personal Update - 4/15/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

- 1 day ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
PETITION - Urge Tennessee Governor Haslam to Cut Ties With the CCA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, government )

- 7 hours ago -
States from Texas to Kentucky are waking up to this injustice and canceling their contracts with these prison profiteers. So we're going to turn up the heat and bring the fight to the state where the CCA makes its home: Tennessee. Sign the petition?
Help Avaaz to Break Corporate Stranglehold on Our Governments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Corporate Government, corporate control, corporate influence )

- 19 hours ago -
Avaaz' survey revealed their members biggest wish is to break corporate stranglehold on our governments. Maybe it's yours too? Avaaz never takes money from governments or corporations; they rely 100% on small donations. Pledge to donate a few $ or EUR or £
Republican Bill Cuts Funding For Climate, Social, Economic Research By $160 Million
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Budget, Funding, Science, Climate Science, Social, Economic Research, Republicans, Teabags, Bill, Gutting Science, Democrats, Still Cuts )

- 13 hours ago -
"It would also shift money out of the geoscience areas that cover oceanic and climate studies. Democrats have managed to amend the bill to lessen the cuts to 26 percent. But even that would leave spending levels well below their previous path."
Feds Can Hide Rationale for Killing U.S. Citizen, Judge Rules
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Drone War, Drone Strikes, President, Obama, Obama Administration, American citizens, Yemen, US Dist Judge, Claudia Wilken, Government Secrecy, Lack of Transparency )

- 11 hours ago -
"The administration claims and insists it is being transparent about this program," Burke said, but "all that is happening now is the proverbial "Trust us." "
Study: US Is Not A Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Government, Capitalism, Two Party Sham, Corporate Agenda, Wealthy Elites, Class War )

- 13 hours ago -
"To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy."
'Made In Rural America' But Not For Americans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, dishonesty, economy, ethics, farming, food, food prices, exports, government, propaganda, u.s. )

- 1 day ago -
The steady creep of prices at your grocery checkout might have you wondering about frosts and droughts and the many other challenges confronting agribusiness. That's kind of you, really, but stop. Truth be told, these are roaring times in the U.S. Farming
Congressman Denies Manmade Climate Change, Calls It "An Agenda-Driven Science"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Yoho, Teabag, Republican, anti-environment, climate-denier, Florida, Climate Science )

- 13 hours ago -
"Tea Partier Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) readily admits he's "not smart enough" to determine the roots of climate change. He is, however, able to rule out one possible cause: humans." Apparently, it's true: you can't fix stupid.
Unsuspecting Victims of Israel's 'Non-Lethal' Weapons
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: stop US military aid to Israel, Israel's 'Non-Lethal' Weapons, rubber-coated metal bullets, The United Nations, Palestinian-rights, Jalazoun camp, children, safety, occupation, illegal Israeli settlement, Bet El, abuse, terrorism )

- 13 hours ago -
Ahmad S.* was on his way to a wedding when he was shot in the head. It was the afternoon of April 5, 2013 and Ahmad, then 16, was making his way through the streets in the Jalazoun refugee camp where he lives.
Pastor Hagee and Blood Moon Nonsense: Promoting Superstition and Fear
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, religion, science )

- 12 hours ago -
Megachurch pastor, televangelist and author John Hagee is warning the world that the lunar eclipses today is just God is cracking down on rule-breaking mortals.
Washington in Libya: A Case Study in How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, abuse, dishonesty, corruption, ethics, propaganda, lies, iraq, war, usa, military, media, economy, crime )

- 10 hours ago -
Ever since the U.S. helped oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with air and missile strikes against regime targets and major logistical and surveillance support to coalition partners, Libya has been sliding into increasing chaos. Militias, some of them jihadi
Bill Maher - New Rules - 4/11
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, InsaniTEA, maher, video )

- 2 hours ago -
See 1st comment
Rich People Rule
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: democracy, oligarchy )

- 22 hours ago -
Two political scientists analyzed 1,779 policy outcomes and concluded that economic elites have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.
Why Ordinary Citizens Have No Say
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Government, Two Party Sham, Corporate Agenda, Toxic Capitalism, Oligarchy, Climate Change, Climate Inaction, SCOTUS, Citizens United, McCutcheon v.FEC )

- 12 hours ago -
"If our politics and democratic process weren't owned by corporate interests and the wealthy elite, if we had an real democracy instead of an oligarchy, we could be leading the world when it comes to phasing out fossil fuels,and creating a green economy."
Obama Having Silent Moment for Boston Marathon Bombing
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, obama )

- 6 hours ago -
The president plans to make the remembrance privately Tuesday with aides in the Oval Office. The moment of silence is planned for 2:49 p.m., the same time two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon last April 15.
Bundy Ranch - What You're Not Being Told
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, obama, obamaadministration, Harry Reid, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, dishonesty, ethics, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, politics, usa )

- 2 hours ago -
In this we're going to present you with evidence of blatant corruption and criminal activities that anyone, including law enforcement, can easily verify.
Poll Results - 4/16/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, Campaign 2014, polls )

- 2 hours ago -
See 1st comment.
Israel Celebrates a Return to the Status Quo in the Middle East
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Palestinians, freedoms, propaganda, zionism, ethnic cleansing, end all us miltary aid to israel, European Union, illegal occupation, racism, landtheft, Israeli human rights violations, BDS, Settlement Building- int'l law violation, obama )

- 1 day ago -
Speaking to the Molad/CAP panel, Daniel Levy of the European Council on Foreign Relations suggested that Netanyahu was playing the United States and the European Union for patsies.
Who Is Jonathan Pollard, and Why Is His Spy Case Inflammatory? (+Video)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spies, usa, national security, pro-Israeli lawmakers in the US Congress, prisoner release, US defense )

- 1 day ago -
Jonathan Pollard was a Jewish American who from an early age was determined to aid Israel, according to a CIA damage report ..
Open Thread - 4/16/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 2 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).

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