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About Me

Ancestral WV hillbilly & old-style liberal who believes in US Constitution & detests RW revisionism of its principles (esp Establishment Clause)

Journal Archives

Tides suggest where big earthquakes may strike

At high tide, more water piles on top of geological faults, adding to the stress already there. If the fault is close to slipping, tides can trigger small tremors -- or, perhaps, larger quakes.


Comic relief: Palin wants to be POTUS

Palin says she's 'seriously interested' in 2016 campaign:

Alaska Dispatch:

Dutch Court Refuses To Extradite Terrorism Suspect Over US Torture

Dutch authorities have blocked the extradition of Pakistani-Dutch citizen, Sabir Khan, to the United States, citing concerns over torture.


Daily cute: cat finds new bed

Daily cute: cat finds a comfy new bed | VIDEO: If this dog thinks he was going to have a peaceful nap, he was wrong. While Maeby the husky is sleeping, Farina the cat comes by to investigate...


Santorum seeks to rebrand himself ahead of 2016

The Des Moines Register:
By Josh Hafner
The day after a forum of Republican stars unofficially kicked off the presidential campaign season in Iowa, Rick Santorum traveled to the place that helped launch him to caucus victory in 2012: northwest Iowa.


Frothy Saintorum - bigot, racist, theocrat... Just what we need in the White House...

Oklahoma fights gay marriage, LGBT in general

"State Rep. Sally Kern (R) is leading that charge. She infamously insists that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorism.... Last week, she filed three separate bills designed to circumvent equality for the LGBT community by either licensing discrimination or outright promoting harm."


Spacecraft's Double-Take Reveals Changes on Mars

A bright layer of frost lining a crater wall is vanquished by the springtime sun -- and seen by a NASA Mars satellite.


5 incredible insect superpowers

Hawk moths have sonar-blocking genitals; bees are electrically charged! Those aren't the only superpowers insects possess.


Repubs push f/ Atlantic offshore drilling

"U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr introduced an amendment Thursday to the Senate Keystone pipeline proposal that would allow drilling up the coast from Florida to Delaware in search of oil and gas resources … Obama already has approved seismic exploration for oil and gas in the Atlantic, which many environmentalists see as a precursor to eventual drilling … Environmental advocacy groups see it as an attack on the country’s national and state treasures, including North Carolina’s fragile barrier islands.”


Is rewarding tax avoidance the way to fund infrastructure needs?

...Sen. Rand Paul (R-Texas) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) are close to agreeing on a plan that would give multinationals a deep tax reduction on money they currently have stashed overseas if they bring the money back into the United States, also known as repatriation. Money collected would be deposited into the Highway Trust Fund, which is dedicated to paying for federal transportation projects ... is rewarding tax avoidance really the way to fund our public infrastructure needs? ...


(Personally, I like it better than gas tax, esp w/ volitile oil market...)
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