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here we go again…

NPR Is Not Left Wing Opposite of Right Wing Media Machine | Common Dreams.

That’s why our favorite new word is “agnotology.” According to the website WordSpy, it means “the study of culturally-induced ignorance or doubt,” a concept developed in recent years by two historians of science at Stanford University, Robert Proctor and his wife, Londa Schiebinger.
Believing that global climate change is a myth is one example of the kind of ignorance agnotologists investigate. Or the insistence by the tobacco industry that the harm caused by smoking is still in dispute. Or the conviction that Barack Obama is a closet Muslim, and a radical one at that, who may not even be from America.
Those first two illusions have been induced by big business in a cynical attempt to keep pumping profits from deadly pollutants, whether fossil fuels or nicotine. The third, dreamed up by fantasists of the right wing fringe, is in its own way just as toxic and has been tacitly, sometimes audibly, encouraged by certain opponents of President Obama who would perpetuate any prevarication to further blockade his agenda and deny him and fellow Democrats reelection.
None of them is true; rather, they fly in the face of those of us who belong to what an aide to George W. Bush famously called “the reality-based community [who] believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'” He told journalist Ron Suskind, ”That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”
I’m loving this blog by Kristin Wartman. There is not enough public discussion about health and nutrition in America.

Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be.

Revolution is a phase, a mood, like spring, and just as spring has its buds and showers, so revolution has its ebullience, its bravery, its hope, and its solidarity.


Truthdig – Reports – Who Are You and What Have You Done With the Community Organizer We Elected President?.

Comparing the Health Plans – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com.

Advice on Afghanistan | CommonDreams.org. By: Ralph Nader

The New (Green) Arms Race | CommonDreams.org.

Truthdig – Reports – Hungering for a True Thanksgiving. By: Amy Goodman

Truthdig – Reports – Lipstick on a Rogue.

An Inconvenient Solution. The Nation Bill McKibben

Regreening Africa. The Nation

t r u t h o u t | “So Let Us Begin Again”.

t r u t h o u t | Protests Don’t Stop UC Regents’ 32 Percent Fee Hike. So…qualifying for in-state tuition really won’t help out that much.



Taking the Helm, Trumka Calls for a ‘New Kind of Labor Movement’//In These Times

The labor movement can’t ask the next generation of workers to change how they earn their living to fit our model of trade unionism. No! We have to change our approach to organizing and representation to better meet their needs.

What kind of labor movement do we need? A younger labor movement. A greener labor movement. A labor movement that can project its power–to defend workers anywhere in the world. A labor movement that’s organizing the unorganized.

A labor movement that’s winning healthcare for every family–and, yes, a labor movement that stands by its friends, punishes its enemies, and challenges those who can’t decide whose side they’re on.

Romell Broom and the Barbarism of the Death Penalty//The Progressive

Let Us Not Become the Evil We Deplore//Truthdig//Amy Goodman

Trading Places: From Ex-Lobbyist to Market Watchdog//Mother Jones

Climate Conflict of Interest//Mother Jones


All-Women Public Transportation in India from Feministing.

18 Women Trampled to Death::Karachi, Pakistan very sad story, this is where Sarah was researching.

Vows: State of the Unions//NYTimes first gay couple to be featured by the newspaper.

Is American Conservatism Dead? from t r u t h o u t via Bill Moyers.  If only it was.


Full text of President Obama’s address last night to Congress and links to other information. 

Van Jones and the Boycott of Glenn Beck//TruthDig//Amy Goodman

Who’s Really Behind the Van Jones Attack//Mother Jones  [it was fed to Beck]

Less Spocky, More Rocky//NYTimes//Maureen Dowd Obama will have his Jed Bartlet moment, Maureen, slow your roll.

America: Arms Dealer to the Stars!//SF Gate

Big Food vs. Big Insurance//NYTimes//Michael Pollan

A Perfect Storm of Idiocy//Truthdig  “How did America surrender its political discourse—not to mention the news cycle—to the most unreasonable and unstable elements of the far right?”

Sarah Palin: Neocon Pawn?//Mother Jones

Bad Movies Make Bad Law//Mother Jones The Supreme Court moves closer to allowing corporations to flood campaigns with cash.

Labor Unions, Students Collaborate//TruthOut  Go union power!

Uncivil Discourse//TruthOut//Bill Moyers


The 21st Century Color Line | CommonDreams.org. by Amy Goodman

Ye Shall Inherit | CommonDreams.org. on SEIU

George Bush’s sex education failure | Melissa McEwan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

Apocalypse Ciao: Let the End Times Roll | Mother Jones. Intro made in Texas, of course.

Truthdig – Reports – When Trust and Media Were One.

Truthdig – Arts and Culture – Google and Adderall to the Rescue?.

Rachel Maddow Eviscerates Pat Buchanan Again – rachel maddow – Gawker.

From Liz: Book Store Trying to Make Kids Nerdy – Books – Gawker.

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Feministing.

New report says young people use contraception less consistently – Feministing.

t r u t h o u t | “Argentina: Turning Around” – an Interview With Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young.

t r u t h o u t | America’s Wars: How Serial War Became the American Way of Life.

Spotlight: Jay Smooth By Quince Mountain.


On Prisons, Borders, Safety, and Privilege: An Open Letter to White Feminists | Reproductive Justice and Gender | AlterNet.

t r u t h o u t | Two Suspected US Missile Attacks Kill 45 in Pakistan.

Dear Mr. Obama,

Keep you missiles away from my Sarah.

Si Se Puede [and yes you WILL],


t r u t h o u t | Eager to Tap Iraq’s Vast Oil Reserves, Industry Execs Suggested Invasion.

Truthdig – Reports – The Unemployed Will Roar. You Betcha.

Truthdig – Ear to the Ground – Sarah Palin Gets Philosophical. Who does she think she is, Rev Run?

Truthdig – Reports – Two Standards of Detention. by Amy Goodman.

The Drug War in Six Acts | Mother Jones.

From Garland: Pam’s House Blend:: Black kids booted from Philly club’s ‘whites-only’ pool. Yes, time check, it is 2009.

Awesome, Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg Explains It All To You – Ruth bader ginsburg interview – Jezebel.

Looking For Leadership | CommonDreams.org. Greenpeace adventures!!

Sociological Images » Sexy And The Gender Binary.

The Boiling Point: Mikhaela Reid’s political cartoons. Awesome political cartoons…I want her for vandal 1.2/1.3!


Truthdig – Reports – Undo the Coup. By Amy Goodman

Truthdig – A/V Booth – Bethany McLean on Madoff. Interview conducted by A. Goodman on Democracy Now!

Truthdig – Arts and Culture – The Seal as Role Model for Obese Kids.

Honduras: an end to backyard imperialism? | Grace Livingstone | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk. vs. Democracy Derailed in Honduras.

Solar in the Desert: Can We Get It Right This Time? | Mother Jones.

The GOP’s Fake Climate Scandal | Mother Jones. I was watching FOX as they were claiming this…one of the many moments where you can picture me on the treadmill flipping out–silently, but with large lateral movements.

Can a Union Divided Stand? — In These Times. Unite Here not so united…

The Bagua Movement.  Indigenous activists in Peru are challenging their government and its partners in the biofuels industry–and winning.

Twittergasms. [I’m using that word, try and stop me]

Franken win means another likely Senate vote for climate action | Grist.

Inequality in the Marriage Equality Movement | National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC). [I will tag, and continue to tag all things about Marriage rights and talk of my friends weddings in the same category, less we not forget it is all the same–all levels of love are equal, therefore all marriage should be equal].

Jezebel – Dating Guides Are Hell: When Women Are The “Problem” – Dating Guides are Hell.