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Hillary Clinton: "Some day people are going to read about them & wonder, who were these people?"

Clinton reiterated her support for President Obama’s executive actions on carbon emissions, and suggested she might be open to more.

“I give Obama and the EPA enormous credit for going as far as he can go as a president using executive and regulatory action,” she said, according to pool reporter Annie Karni of Politico. “We have to actually convince more Americans that this is in their interest. You know, whatever it takes. I happen to think it’s a real threat. I think the science is pretty clear. The deniers, Lord knows, some day people are going to read about them and wonder, who were these people? And how did they say this?”

On campaign finance, Clinton said even total disclosure of campaign money is “not enough” on its own.

“What good does it do to disclose if somebody’s about to spend $100 million to promote their own interest and to defeat candidates who would stand up against them? What good does that do?” Clinton said.


GOP ask not.....


Amy Schumer Says The Football Rape Sketch On 'Inside' Is Meant To 'Educate'

still reeling back & forth to yeah great to ick, yuck.....................but lots of fuss out there so i parked it.
more context:

Stephen Colbert: "Global Warming Isn't Real"





and my favorite Earth Day toon:

How Do People Do It?

Posted by John Cole:

I’m in TireAmerica having my tires rotated, my alignment done, my oil changed, and my annual inspection, and Faux News is running and I can actively feel myself getting less informed by the second. I’m having visceral, painful reactions every time I hear Bill O’Reilly or that blonde woman from the morning speaks.

I wouldn’t force my worst enemies to watch this. How do people do this? I really feel for the folks at websites who monitor this station all day long to document the lies.

*** Update ***

Asked them to change it to the Weather Channel, and as it was happening, I heard an audible “Thank God” from another customer.

change the channel:

Hillary Clinton Campaign Launches Grassroots Organizing Program In ALL 50 States

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is launching a major grassroots organizing effort Wednesday, sending staffers to every single state to start building an infrastructure of volunteers ready to pound the pavement.

What's being called the "Ramp Up Grassroots Organizing Program" will have paid staffers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories through the end of May. They'll be working with Clinton supporters to organize local meetings, volunteer trainings and other grassroots events, according to the campaign.

Wednesday's announcement recalls the "50-state strategy" pushed by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean when he was chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Dean argued that Democrats shouldn't concede any state as "unwinnable" and should invest resources in building an infrastructure in every single state -- a strategy Clinton will be testing should she make it to the general election.

Since jumping into the race, Clinton has focused on smaller, more intimate events, meeting with students at a rural community college in Iowa, for example, and spotlighting a message of middle-class economics. Next month, however, she'll have a larger rally, and these state teams will organize house parties for people to watch the kick-off.


"Anytime the solution involves placing a child in shackles, the people in charge have...failed."

The corrosive cult of compliance in our schools
Rise of zero-tolerance policies strips school officials of the ability to exercise common sense
April 22, 2015 2:00AM ET
by David M. Perry


Kayleb Moon-Robinson is a 12-year-old boy who lives in Virginia. One day at school, he kicked a trash can and was charged with disorderly conduct in juvenile court. A few weeks later, he disobeyed a new rule (made just for him) that he stay behind in the classroom while his peers left. When the school resource officer (SRO) arrived to take him to the principal’s office for disobedience, Kayleb reportedly struggled and swore. The officer allegedly slammed the boy down on a desk and handcuffed him. Kayleb is now being charged with felony assault on a police officer, and his future is very much in doubt.

Kayleb is autistic and African-American. The state of Virginia wants to brand him a criminal. The Center for Public Integrity names it as the state most likely to send students to jail. Virginia was also home to the Reginald “Neil” Latson case, in which a young man with autism encountered a police officer, didn’t comply with orders, started walking away and ended up in a brutal fight. He spent years in solitary confinement as a result before finally being pardoned.

Kayleb’s story has become national news, thanks to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Center for Public Integrity. His case, unfortunately, is not at all unusual. Across the country, children are being severely punished for acting in atypical ways. A disproportionate number have disabilities or are nonwhite.
Salecia Johnson, a 6-year-old girl in Georgia, was arrested for having a tantrum. In Virginia a 4-year-old boy with attention deficit disorder was cuffed and shackled. Colton Granito, an autistic 8-year-old in Tennessee, was placed in a straitjacket and charged with assault. No matter what these children were doing, anytime the solution involves placing a child in shackles, the people in charge have grotesquely failed.

much more:

Vietnam: The Real War – in pictures



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