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Readers, I thought I was going to have 'til the end of the month to pay my server bills, but that's not looking so good. (The end of the month because I'm finally digging myself out from the bills from last heating season, and heating season begins again in six weeks!) So, I'm looking at a few hundred, and not my usual tens of thousands, but right now the cupboard is totally bare! I don't even have enough to make a deal with them... Thank you! Read below the fold...

A $15 an hour minimum wage is a middle-of-the road compromise position (#12p1)

Or would be, in a sane society. Bangor Daily News:

If the minimum wage had kept pace with worker productivity, the minimum wage would be $22 per hour today,” said Asher Platts, chairman of the Maine Green Independent Party and a state Senate candidate. “So where is all that extra value? … Wall Street holdings are the highest they’ve been in decades. This isn’t a recession; this is a robbery.”

There you go. So we're not even asking for justice, let alone shared prosperity, or decreasing the Gini Co-efficient that measures the distance between rich and poor (that is, between capital and labor). Read below the fold...

Medical marijuana saves lives

Bangor Daily News:

Researchers aren’t sure why, but in the 23 states where medical marijuana has been legalized, deaths from opioid overdoses have decreased by almost 25 percent, according to a new analysis.

“Most of the discussion on medical marijuana has been about its effect on individuals in terms of reducing pain or other symptoms,” said lead author Dr. Marcus Bachhuber in an email to Reuters Health. “The unique contribution of our study is the finding that medical marijuana laws and policies may have a broader impact on public health.”

Well, I'm not sure, but I can guess! Read below the fold...

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This week in Darwinism

Shooting range instructor killed while trying to teach a 9-year old how to fire an automatic weapon. Read below the fold...

I suppose nine months from now we'll be seeing lots of Maine babies named Skyler

NYT-Spin of War Crimes; Israel to Holocaust Survivors: STFU

Israel continues to slaughter Palestinian civilians. It continues to destroy homes, hospitals, mosques. It continues to damage basic infrastructures that provide water, electricity and sanitation.

The Washington DC government and US corporate mainstream media continue to support the Israeli slaughter. Read below the fold...

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The Terrorists Get a Win

Terrorists win a round. Congratulations assholes, it took a while, but you finally shut a woman up on the internet.

What a glorious accomplishment, and all it took was a little "what, who, me? Whatever do you mean?" doxxing dogwhistle. You should be so proud of yourselves, improving the internets like that. Read below the fold...

Breaking: Israel Hamas something or other

Check the wild variation in the headlines:

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Syria is a self-licking ice cream cone, just like Libya

Arm one side, then go to war against them; we cash in on both sides of the deal! Glenn Greenwald explains this exercise in conflict investment:

It was not even a year ago when we were bombarded with messaging that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a Supreme Evil and Grave Threat, and that military action against his regime was both a moral and strategic imperative. The standard cast of “liberal interventionists” –  Tony BlairAnne-Marie SlaughterNicholas Kristof and Samantha Power - issued stirring sermons on the duties of war against Assad. Secretary of State John Kerry actually compared Assad to (guess who?) Hitler, instructing the nation that “this is our Munich moment.” Striking Assad, he argued, “is a matter of national security. It’s a matter of the credibility of the United States of America. It’s a matter of upholding the interests of our allies and friends in the region.”

U.S. military action against the Assad regime was thwarted only by overwhelming American public opinion which opposed it and by a resounding rejection by the UK Parliament of Prime Minister David Cameron’s desire to assume the usual subservient British role in support of American wars.

Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years. Read below the fold...

In the garden: Masses of color

This is a shot from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, ME:

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The nicest thing I ever heard about Tim Kaine

The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence?

At one point, Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, asked about conservative trends in Israel, a participant recalled. “He said that he supports Israel, but he’s concerned that Israel is headed toward a one-state solution—and that would be so damaging and dangerous for everyone involved.”

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Twitter embed glitches

For reasons I do not understand, if you have embedded a tweet, you must must MUST do two things, or the site may crash. This was the cause of the outage in the last hour, and nothing far worse, thank heavens!

1) Position the cursor after the embed code, and click the Break icon (A/B) on the toolbar icon.

2) Look for "Text Format" below the box where you are typing the post, and into which you pasted the Twitter embed code, and select Full HTML (use for tweets) from the dropdown. Read below the fold...

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Life in Gaza

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Campaign promises Obama broke

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I think it is important to document that Obama ran as a liberal, that he deliberately misled voters.

2007: Barack Obama promised to "walk on that picket line" if workers are denied the right to bargain Read below the fold...

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