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TOM TOMORROW: 'Tis the War on Christmas Season!



DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/30/1455106/-Cartoon-Tis-the-War-on-Christmas-season

"Two Iraq war vets have now come home only to die in mass shootings in Colorado. Think on that."

@markfollman: Two Iraq war vets have now come home only to die in mass shootings in Colorado. (First was on 10/31.) Think on that. https://t.co/20FxWhMqGi/s/-SYD

Civilian Killed In Planned Parenthood Attack Was An Iraq War Veteran

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141274280

Bicyclist killed in Colorado Springs shooting rampage was Iraq War veteran

http://kwgn.com/2015/11/04/bicyclist-killed-in-colorado-springs-shooting-rampage-was-iraq-war-veteran/

Attorney General Lynch: Clinic Shooting Crime Against Women

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: Lynch: Clinic shooting crime against women

NOV. 28, 2015 9:14 PM EST

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is calling the shootings in Colorado Springs a crime against women receiving health care services at Planned Parenthood.

In a statement Saturday night, Lynch calls the attack not only a crime against the local community but a crime against law enforcement seeking to protect and to serve, against other innocent people, and against the rule of law as well as all Americans' right to safety and security.

The nation's top law enforcement officer says federal officials stand ready to offer any and all assistance to the district attorney and state and local law enforcement in Colorado as they move forward with their investigation.



Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/f0dc1a1a7d4a4fa98d19e01a87902166/latest-police-id-clinic-gunman-robert-lewis-dear

TOM TOMORROW: Home of the Brave



DAILY KOS LINK (Including Holiday Gift Suggestions!): http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/23/1452936/-Cartoon-Home-of-the-brave

Lara "Obviously B.S. Benghazi Propaganda" Logan is Reporting on Syria on 60 Minutes

Fuck that shit.

Rehire Dan X Rather, you blatantly obvious corporate America right-wing hypocrites.

Michael Moore on Facebook: "I am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home..."

Dear Gov. Snyder:

I just wanted to let you know that, contrary to your declaration of denying Syrian refugees a home in our state of Michigan, I myself am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan, to those very Syrian refugees you've decided to keep out. I will contact the State Department to let them know I am happy to provide a safe haven to any Syrian refugee couple approved by the Obama administration's vetting procedures in which I have full faith and trust.

Your action is not only disgraceful, it is, as you know, unconstitutional (only the President has the legal right to decide things like this).

What you've done is anti-American. This is not who we are supposed to be. We are, for better and for worse, a nation of descendants of three groups: slaves from Africa who were brought here in chains and then forced to provide trillions of dollars of free labor to build this country; native peoples who were mostly exterminated by white Christians through acts of mass genocide; and immigrants from EVERYWHERE around the globe. In Michigan we are fortunate to count amongst us tens of thousands of Arab and Muslim Americans.

I'm disappointed in you, Governor Snyder, for your heartless and un-Christian actions, and for joining in with at least 25 other governors (all but one a Republican) who've decided to block legal Syrian refugees from coming into their states. Fortunately I'm an American and not a Republican.

Governor, count me out of whatever you think it means to be a Michigander. I look forward to welcoming Syrians to my home and I wholeheartedly encourage other Americans to do the same.

Michael Moore

P.S. By the way, my 700-sq. ft. apartment in northern Michigan is a little small, but it's got cable, wi-fi and a new dishwasher! Also, no haters live on my floor! Stop by any time for a hot chocolate this winter.

https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/?fref=nf

#AllLivesMatter?

TOM TOMORROW: Because Paris Was Attacked By Terrorists... (Sizzling Hot Takes)



DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/16/1450193/-Cartoon-Sizzling-hot-takes

NEW DETAILS: "CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was coming"

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/11/cia-directors-documentary-911-bush-213353

THE FRIDAY COVER

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.


By CHRIS WHIPPLE November 12, 2015

“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was coming.

By May of 2001, says Cofer Black, then chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center, “it was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die.” “There were real plots being manifested,” Cofer’s former boss, George Tenet, told me in his first interview in eight years. “The world felt like it was on the edge of eruption. In this time period of June and July, the threat continues to rise. Terrorists were disappearing (as if in hiding, in preparation for an attack). Camps were closing. Threat reportings on the rise.” The crisis came to a head on July 10. The critical meeting that took place that day was first reported by Bob Woodward in 2006. Tenet also wrote about it in general terms in his 2007 memoir At the Center of the Storm.

But neither he nor Black has spoken about it publicly in such detail until now—or been so emphatic about how specific and pressing their warnings really were. Over the past eight months, in more than a hundred hours of interviews, my partners Jules and Gedeon Naudet and I talked with Tenet and the 11 other living former CIA directors for The Spymasters, a documentary set to air this month on Showtime.

The drama of failed warnings began when Tenet and Black pitched a plan, in the spring of 2001, called “the Blue Sky paper” to Bush’s new national security team. It called for a covert CIA and military campaign to end the Al Qaeda threat—“getting into the Afghan sanctuary, launching a paramilitary operation, creating a bridge with Uzbekistan.” “And the word back,” says Tenet, “‘was ‘we’re not quite ready to consider this. We don’t want the clock to start ticking.’” (Translation: they did not want a paper trail to show that they’d been warned.) Black, a charismatic ex-operative who had helped the French arrest the terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal, says the Bush team just didn’t get the new threat: “I think they were mentally stuck back eight years (before). They were used to terrorists being Euro-lefties—they drink champagne by night, blow things up during the day, how bad can this be? And it was a very difficult sell to communicate the urgency to this.”

MORE AT LINK

Scientists Say Greenland Just Opened Up a Major New ‘Floodgate’ of Ice Into the Ocean

Source: Washington Post

Scientists Say Greenland Just Opened Up a Major New ‘Floodgate’ of Ice Into the Ocean

By Chris Mooney November 12 at 2:00 PM

As the world prepares for the most important global climate summit yet in Paris later this month, news from Greenland could add urgency to the negotiations. For another major glacier appears to have begun a rapid retreat into a deep underwater basin, a troubling sign previously noticed at Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier and also in the Amundsen Sea region of West Antarctica.

And in all of these cases, warm ocean waters reaching the deep bases of marine glaciers appears to be a major cause.

The new fast-moving glacier is the Zachariae glacier or Zachariæ Isstrøm, located in the far northeastern part of Greenland. In a new paper in Science, Jeremie Mouginot of the University of California-Irvine and his colleagues find that the ocean-based glacier, which contains 0.5 meters or a foot and a half of potential sea level rise, has begun a rapid retreat, especially since 2012. The glacier has lost fully 95 percent of the ice shelf that used to help stabilize it, they say, and now sports a 75 meter high ice cliff extending above the water (the glacier also extends hundreds of additional meters below it).

“This is sort of the second major floodgate from Greenland that has opened up,” says Eric Rignot of UC-Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of the authors of the study. The first, says Rignot, was the Jakobshavn glacier, Greenland’s “fastest” moving, according to a recent study, which is currently based 1,300 meters below sea level and also retreating into a deep basin.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/11/12/scientists-say-greenland-just-opened-up-a-major-new-floodgate-of-ice-into-the-ocean/
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