Crooks and Liars ran a piece today about our Postal Service and efforts by outside organizations to keep it viable. It also contains much info about the roadblocks thrown at it by Congress in the last ten years, or so, that make it almost impossible
Happy Valentines Day 99percenters!
News and Sonny Landreth
Calls Grow to Reject AUMF That Permits 'Waging War All Over World'
'The devastating and costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taught us that when we give military authority to the executive, it should not be a blank check,' says Congressional Progressive Caucus
Good Morning 99percenters!
Some news and Lonnie Mack
'Privacy Critical to Human Freedom': Snowden, Poitras, and Greenwald Talk NSA
Though Snowden beamed in remotely, conversation hosted by New York Times brings together trio that revealed vast secretive surveillance network to global public
Competition of good-paying jobs is fierce these days, but there is one job sector where they will train you, you can get paid six-figures, and you don't even have to work hard.
No kidding, in the private sector the starting salary is $100,000.
There's just one small catch: You sometimes have to kill children.
Today’s Special: Clementine Cake
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and I thought some folks might be in search of a recipe to answer the sweet tooth this Hallmark holiday evokes. I’m not much of a chocolate lover but I’ll rarely turn down a piece of fruit or a few nuts. Right now our kitchen counter has a bowl full of clementines and good bakers and cooks always look for fresh seasonal ingredients.
Good morning 99percenters!
A little news and The Moody Blues
'Glimmer of Hope' as Minsk Talks Result in New Ukraine Cease Fire
With the U.S. sidelined, diplomacy led by France and Germany allows Russia and Ukraine to make new progress towards political settlement
The government is wrong, naturally. Yesterday there was a diary on Daily Kos praising the new $3.2 million government program to protect the monarch butterfly after the findings that 1 billion of them are missing. I raised the question of Monsanto's Roundup being the real problem. One GMO protector told me to "go make puppets." Many bloggers accepted this campaign very happily.
Good morning 99percenters!
A little news and Jerry Jeff Walker
Obama Seeks Broad Powers to Wage Geographically Limitless War On ISIS
Analysts raise alarm at presidential proposal for congressional authorization, which would allow for further troop deployments and years of intervention
In a somewhat recent diary about our police, focusing on "good cops", I canceled and didn't post a comment to the effect that "Good Cops" are the ones sitting beside the "Bad Cops" in the interrogation room trying to coerce, con, manipulate and/or trick confessions out of people regardless of the truth of the matter. I thought it might be seen to be a tad bit too harsh. Heh.