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Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:21 PM (1 replies)

Hemingway used to machine gun sharks

to stop them from eating his catch. In 1938 he established a world record by catching seven marlins in one day.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:43 PM (4 replies)

Pakistan sends girl shot by Taliban to UK for care

Source: Boston Herald

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan airlifted a 14-year-old activist who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, a move that will give her access to the specialized medical care she needs to recover and also protect her from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.

The attack on Malala Yousufzai as she was returning home from school in Pakistan’s northwest a week ago has horrified people both across the country and abroad. It has also sparked hope the government would respond by intensifying its fight against the Taliban and their allies.

Over 100 Taliban militants attacked a police station near the main northwest city of Peshawar late Sunday night, sparking a gunbattle that lasted several hours, police said. Six policemen were killed during the clash, including two who were beheaded.

Malala was targeted by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the militant group. Two of Malala’s classmates were also wounded in the attack and are receiving treatment in Pakistan.

Read more: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/asia_pacific/view.bg?articleid=1061167800&srvc=rss

So glad she is safe in the UK now. I hope she recovers and gets to stay and go to school there.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:50 AM (12 replies)

Forget Red vs. Blue -- It's Slave States vs. Free States in 2012

A century and a half later, we've come full circle: The red-blue state divide falls along Confederate-Union lines.

Every now and then someone highlights the overlap between today’s Republican states and the slave states of the former Confederacy. As clichéd as the point may be, it remains indispensable to understanding what is happening in American politics today:

Confederate (red) and Union (blue) states

Republican (red) and Democratic (blue) states, 2008 election
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:56 AM (3 replies)

Tell Paul Ryan to Debate Rob Zerban

Paul Ryan has all but deserted his Congressional District, but he is still on the ballot for re-election on November 6th.

Sign our Petition to tell Paul Ryan that if he cares about his constituents and representing Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, he should come back and debate Rob Zerban, his Democratic challenger.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Sep 22, 2012, 03:50 PM (1 replies)

McCaskill debating Akin right now.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:16 PM (0 replies)

West Highlands, Scotland. What to see, what to avoid?

Will be flying next month from the Shetland Islands to Inverness and will be there for 3 days. Is it best to rent a car? Thanks in advance.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sun Sep 9, 2012, 10:12 PM (6 replies)

Sad pics of loggers in 1915 cutting down the giant California Redwoods.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:25 PM (2 replies)

Cats are amazing

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:53 PM (3 replies)

Dear Todd: An open letter from a Republican woman.

Dear Todd

I am a woman, a survivor of rape, and a registered Republican. You have issued an apology for the uneducated “off the cuff” remark you made where you stated “from what I understand from doctors, pregnancy is really rare. If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has a ways to try shut that whole thing down.” Todd, I do not accept your apology!

The problem that goes to the core of this issue is that no matter what your apology says, you and your friends have left most of your more moderate members behind and traded us in for a very extreme view.

Number one, women have the right to determine what happens to their body and to not be raped, assaulted, or molested whether that is by a rapist or an elected official who thinks they have the right to dictate what she should do. You and your friends do not want government intrusion into your lives ONLY when it suits your beliefs – period!

You and your like-minded friends, who do not agree with the Affordable Care Act yell from the roof tops that personal religious freedoms are being infringed upon because it requires women to have access to birth control. What I find so interesting is those same people have no problem creating legislation that does just that to the women of this country. For example, have you forgotten Todd that little piece of legislation that you and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill which, among other things, introduced the country to this bizarre term “forcible rape,” as if there is some other form of rape?

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:51 PM (0 replies)
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