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Oct 19 2011

Think of the children!! (Donors Choose – Last Big Push)

Folks, the Donors Choose campaign is almost over, and while your generous contributions are flowing freely, there’s a lot of projects that are still as yet unfunded. Like this one that caught my eye early on and I’d really love to see happen even though it’s less science or mathy than my usual picks. It …

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Oct 18 2011

Catholic Church reappropriated 300,000 babies to more religious homes

Lawyers believe that up to 300,000 babies were taken. The practice of removing children from parents deemed “undesirable” and placing them with “approved” families, began in the 1930s under the dictator General Francisco Franco. At that time, the motivation may have been ideological. But years later, it seemed to change – babies began to be …

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Oct 18 2011

Science dispels “vagueness” about Occupy Wall Street

Capture The Buck. From the Mother Jones article linked below.

One of the claims by the right-wing media about the Occupy movement is that they’re vague, e.g. they don’t know what they’re fighting for. I find this meme interesting in that it attacks the Occupy movement’s strength — the fact that the issues are so widespread and so palpable that you have to be in …

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Oct 18 2011

Chris Hedges: “This one could take them all down.”

Yes, the same Chris Hedges that O’Leary called a “left-wing nutjob” as regards Occupy Wall Street. Interesting — I don’t know too many left wing nutjobs that consider MoveOn.org to be a reprehensible organization.

Oct 14 2011

NYPD cop: we arrested people on false drug charges to meet quotas

This is what your drug war has wrought, America. A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas. The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in …

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Sep 26 2011

Tories’ steamroller government targets Canadian autonomy from US law

Back on Talk Like a Pirate Day, our friend sinned34 posted the following, which ought to give any Canuck pause, all pirate talk aside. Seems th’ Cons in power here been schemin’ wit’ the Prez o’ them United States to allow the Queen’s navy to cross the border soutwards, in return for allowin’ the longish …

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Sep 23 2011

The outrage over Troy Davis, vs the outrage over the Death Penalty

As I said over at X Blog, Canada has executed a “mere” 710 people in its history. We lost our taste for the death penalty in 1976, 14 years after our last killing in 1962. Wednesday night, the US Supreme Court heard and denied an appeal for stay of execution of Troy Davis, a man …

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