Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says – Feb. 8, 2016

http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/economy/sanders-income-jobs/index.html

Too optimistic? Bernie was at one point also. Given much is infrastructure, Roosevelt would be proud. Don’t let the socialist label get you. Much of our country is socialist: roads, welfare, corporate tax breaks, military. We use socialism as a way to justify capitalism even as people vote against there own interests because the powers that be have been so effective at making socialism out to be contrary to our best interests. In actuality, we benefit from both.

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Student Expertly Schools White Male Teacher On Racism

Student Expertly Schools White Male Teacher On Racism – http://huff.to/1XgUpl7
We all win when students are treated as equals.

Sebring: Schools closed as EPA demands more water tests – CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/us/sebring-lead-water-investigation/index.html

This is amazing! I’ll bet Home Depot is having a rush on lead kits! Seriously. Is this really happening?
We live in a scientific world. This means we utilize any chemical we can to “make our world possible”. However this also means we live in a chemical soup, and believe, as we have been reassured time and again, the levels monitored are ALL at safe levels. I believe the EPAs primary job is this.
Given the thousands of chemicals I use and the severe lack of funding for proper oversight, there is not a way to test, much less keep track of chemicals in use. And even when we have mounds of days we are so beholden to companies and cool cash we don’t even bother to take prompt and useful action. We need only look at the horrible air pollution in our cities. We breathe, day in and day out, polluted air. So we now have TWO of the fundamental elements of life, water and air, unfit for living.
My own pet theory, currently unproven is this. We freak out when we hear of major events like Flint water, Salt Lake City inversions. These are troubling events. What is more troubling however is the daily ingestion of low level s amounts of  this heinous soup of chemicals we are swimming in. Think of the little 6 month old with NO immune system. The parents we care for when they can no longer manI’mage themselves. The deep breaths we take when we exercise, to, ironically, stay healthy. Nowhere to run to. Nowhere to hide.
Many chemicals damage our bodies. The heavy metals, merury, cadmium, lithium, etc. are specifically dangerous. The reason is these types of compounds take a long time to break down. Hence they tend to become more concentrated as one moves higher up the food chain.

Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten

Gillian Anderson had to fight for equal pay for the new X-Files miniseries http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/22/10815552/gillian-anderson-x-files-miniseries-half-salary-david-duchovny

I titled this as I did cause the South was so intent on missing the boat. Their chivalrous, charming, and ultimately the cause of their death was the same attitude expressed here.
Come on folks, if you’re gonna be sexist at least try and couch out in respectable ways. Of course when you’re this blatantly full of shit, there ain’t a shovel big enough our hole wide enough to hide in.
As a friend used to say, “This rankles my ass”.

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This Army Veteran Has a Powerful Message About PTSD for Sarah Palin

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a41384/ptsd-sarah-palin/
Bethea explains some yucky truths about PTSD. In the process blows Idiots like Palin out of the water. And shows why people of her ilk are so powerful-they reduce intractable issues that require thought to easy to swallow idiocy. In the process explaining why Palin types are so dangerous.
Of course she represents the anti thought people which is another sad story running through our culture at the moment.

Behind the Clinton campaign: Dark money allies – Sunlight Foundation Blog

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2015/12/03/behind-the-clinton-campaign-dark-money-allies/

Hillary is not the woman I am boring for to get a woman in the WH. She and Billy Bob are to tired in writhe upper echelons of the money yes that make our political system so corrupt.

Go for Bernie!

The storm that caused tornadoes will heat the North Pole.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/12/the_storm_that_caused_tornadoes_will_heat_the_north_pole.html

The comment I found telling was how this year’s weather episodes in the North Atlantic are congruent with current models. How many chirping canaries does it take before anyone listens?