Anti-government protesters on Saturday tore down walls and poured into Baghdad’s highly-fortified Green Zone, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.
Ralph Nader's Huge "Breaking Through Power" Event/Program - Sounds Almost Great on Paper, But My Warning
(Nader interviewed by Thom Harmann on this subject, here)
Women would have to register for the draft under an amendment added to an annual defense bill Wednesday.
“If we want equality in this country, if we want women to be treated precisely like men are treated and that they should not be discriminated against, then we should support a universal conscription,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said.
Who you gonna believe? This clearly incompetent robot, or your own lying eyes? This behavior has some frightening implications.
The 26 participants used in the experiment had no idea what it was about; they were just asked to follow a robot that had the words “Emergency Guide Robot” printed prominently on its side. The first thing the robot was supposed to do was lead them to a room where they would read an article and take part in a survey (all as a distraction from the real task). Read more about I Believed the Robot...
Please don't shit on the blog. Lambert is on a bit of a hiatus (writer recharge) and while the cat has been away, my, my how the mice do play! Just as a reminder, this is not a Republican* (important asterix!!!!) blog. If you are advocating for Donald Trump over anybody, really, you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
So here are some highlights from the blog moderation page:
To lose your account once you have one, follow these directions:
3. Continue to contaminate the discourse by using manufactured legacy party talking points, especially right wing talking points, after repeated warnings. Read more about Moderation Reminder
With the defeat of Donna Edwards, Margaret Flowers is the only pro-single payer healthcare candidate in the race. If you live in Maryland, I suggest you take a look at her.
(cross posted at the reddit group SandersForPresident)
This is what democracy looks like, when you get high school kids riled up. Link to story. Read more about How Sanders Supporters can Up Their Game (or, Why Sanders Lost NY)
I don't think there's any transcript, much less transcript with references. That's a shame; maybe somebody can get in touch with Martin and ask her to produce same.
I won't make any comment except to say that, while I believe Clinton is a war criminal who should be rendered to the Hague, this commentary isn't completely fair. Read more about Abby Martin Reports on Hillary's Corporate Lobbyist-Suitors, Bundlers, and Super-Delegates
State Grid Corporation of China, which run’s China's electric power grid, has announced it has signed memorandums of understanding with Russian energy grid compnay Rosseti, Electric Power Co. of South Korea, and SoftBank Group of Japan, to begin moving forward with State Grid’s proposed $50 trillion global electricity network based entirely on renewable energy sources. Read more about China proposes $50 trillion global renewable energy plan
I joined the reddit group "Coders for Sanders" this past week, and after posting my suggestion for a US vs. Social Democracy cost/Quality of Life calculator, I sent a message blast to the moderators: Read more about Will Bernie Sandernistas dance largest conga line ever? (up and down Manhattan?)
Watching the evening news I caught a report by Andrea Mitchell on the Nuclear Security Conference that is now being held, appropriately enough, on April Fools Day. It is obviously part of a PR effort to build international support for our shiny new war on ISIS. Read more about Andrea Mitchell's April Fools Joke