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Thoughts on Lance...

The Cyclist You Didn't Hear About This Week

Nicole Cooke deserves another medal for highlighting sexism in cycling
The Beijing Olympics road cycling champion has spoken out about the blatant discrimination in the sport, and brought to light some shocking facts



He's a criminal. He has stolen people's livelihoods. There must be thousands of clean athletes scrabbling around on the bottom end of the employment structure because that's all that's possible, and he's taken away their career... Of course, Lance Armstrong should go to jail. At the moment his punishment is not in line with the crimes he has committed. For the sport to genuinely clean itself up, the punishment has to be severe so not one would even think of doping.





http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/01/the-cyclist-you-didnt-hear-about-this-week.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2013/jan/16/nicole-cooke-medal-highlighting-sexism-cycling

Hillary Clinton

HOLY @#$&! Devastating response to NRA ad attacking President Obama's Kids from Pat Bagley

How dare the president blame & demonize the NRA by pointing out that they are IGNORING Gun Owners

From the you-can't-make-this-crap-up files, David Keene, the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), is blaming President Obama and "the left" for death threats against him and his family and:

What this reflects are two things. One is the uncivil way in which idealogues on the left in this country go after their enemies. The second thing it shows is the reflection of the left and the President of the United States’ attempt to demonize and blame those who disagree with them for everything that he doesn’t like.


This from the group who released an ad that targeted the president's daughters.
Oh, and about all that blaming and demonizing? Here's what Obama said about the NRA when he announced his proposals to curb gun violence:

OBAMA:
If you want to buy a gun -- whether it’s from a licensed dealer or a private seller -- you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. This is common sense. And an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with us on the need for universal background checks -- including more than 70 percent of the National Rifle Association’s members, according to one survey. So there’s no reason we can’t do this.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/16/remarks-president-and-vice-president-gun-violence

Yes, how dare the president blame and demonize the NRA by pointing out they're ignoring the gun owners they claim to represent?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/18/1180046/-It-s-official-NRA-president-loses-his-ever-loving-mind?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dailykos%2Findex+%28Daily+Kos%29
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/18/1467961/nra-president-blames-president-obama-for-hundreds-of-death-threats/

WTF?!? ‘Firearms instructor’ hired as school guard leaves handgun in student bathroom


Security guard leaves gun unattended in restroom at Lapeer charter school



Lapeer, MI -- A security officer at a Lapeer charter school left a firearm unattended in a school bathroom on Monday, Jan. 14, a school official said.

The security officer "made a breach in security protocol" and left an unloaded weapon in a restroom "for a few moments," said Chatfield School Director Matt Young.

Young said the school has been in contact with local authorities about the matter and wouldn't discuss any possible repercussion for the officer, calling it "a personnel matter." Young also declined to name the security officer.

"The school has put additional security procedures in place that follow local law enforcement practices and guidelines," Young said in a statement. "At no time was any student involved in this breach of protocol. We will continue to work on improving school security."

MORE:
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/01/security_guard_leaves_gun_unat.html#incart_river
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/18/newly-hired-school-guard-leaves-unattended-handgun-in-student-bathroom/

Dum Dums & The Obstacle To Gun Control

The best Dear Abby answer. Ever.

FRI JAN 18, 2013 AT 12:16 AM PST
The best Dear Abby answer. Ever.
byFiddler On A Hot Tin Roof

Offered without further comment:

Dear Abby: Two men who claim to be father and adopted son just bought an old mansion across the street and fixed it up. We notice a very suspicious mixture of company coming and going at all hours — blacks, whites, Orientals, women who look like men and men who look like women. … This has always been considered one of the finest sections of San Francisco, and these weirdos are giving it a bad name. How can we improve the neighborhood? — Nob Hill Residents

Dear Residents: You could move.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/18/1179980/-The-best-Dear-Abby-answer-Ever

New Report: Solar could provide 100% of world's energy needs by 2050 using only 1% of world's land

In a report released today World Wildlife Fund (WWF), reporting at The World Future Energy Summit says it's research shows that not only is 100% renewal energy doable worldwide by 2050 but if necessary it could be accomplished using Solar alone.

Abu Dhabi, UAE- A new report released on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit here today, shows that even if all electricity is to be generated through renewable energy (RE) sources, and with solar photovoltaics (PV) alone, it would take up only an insignificant amount of total land area, contrary to common perception.

.................

”Research has found that PV power plants provide considerable environmental benefits, including a low carbon footprint and a short energy pay-back time.

Replacing existing grid electricity with PV arrays significantly reduces greenhouse gas and heavy metal emissions as well water usage,” says Lettemieke Mulder, First Solar vice president for Sustainability.


This is important and shows that renewal energy can have a small land footprint. An increasingly crucial value as the world population increases.



http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?207268/Solar-PV-power-in-harmony-with-nature--new-WWF-report-says-land-requirements-are-insignificant
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/17/1179824/-New-Report-Solar-could-provide-100-of-world-needs-by-2050-using-only-1-of-world-s-land

Nat'l Baffoons

BRING IT ON NRA! - WH: “If the NRA has a list, then Obama for America has a bigger list.”


Bring it on, NRA.

“The president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. It’s time to turn that loose,” Obama adviser Robert Gibbs said on MSNBC. “If the NRA has a list, then Obama for America has a bigger list.”

WaPo, The Plum Line

The cowards in the NRA went after Obama's children in an ad. Their policies have cost countless lives. It's time we stood up to the cowardly bullies. It's time for the NRA to go down. Turn it loose!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/01/17/the-morning-plum-the-question-every-member-of-congress-should-answer/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/17/1179738/--If-the-NRA-has-a-list-then-Obama-for-America-has-a-bigger-list
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