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Frank?? That’s Bing!!

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This is going to make you mad. It made me mad.


In an interview with Politico that is making waves across the country, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has just revealed his devious plan to roll back all the accomplishments we’ve made — if Republicans take control of the Senate.

Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown… “We’re going to pass spending bills, and they’re going to have a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy,” McConnell said. “That’s something he won’t like, but that will be done. I guarantee it.”

In 2015, McConnell — fueled by the presidential ambitions of Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio — plans to go after the Affordable Care Act, environmental regulations, Medicare and Social Security — and that’s just the start.

We have worked too hard to let the Senate fall back into Republican hands. That’s why I’ve chosen four great progressive Senate candidates to kick off the first round of this year’s Dean Dozen — the slate of DFA-endorsed candidates I’m most excited about supporting in November:

  • Alaska: Sen. Mark Begich
  • Maine: Shenna Bellows
  • Iowa: Bruce Braley
  • Oregon: Sen. Jeff Merkley

This year’s four Dean Dozen Senate candidates are not just essential to holding the Senate. They’re also leading the way on important progressive priorities. They want to protect and expand Social Security benefits. They want to raise the minimum wage. They will fight to take our democracy back from the billionaires.

We can win these races — but only if we mobilize our voters. Republicans think Democrats will stay home this year. DFA is going to go all out to make sure progressives not only vote, but themselves help get out the vote in crucial races all across America.

Thank you for helping Democrats save the Senate — and our country — from the GOP.

- Howard

Gov. Howard Dean, Founder
Democracy for America

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Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

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Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

This is all incredibly important, some cities have as little as 60 -120 days left.  Try using a refillable water container, and if you’re a California resident, make sure to report water waste in public spaces.

Also, maybe take a second and sign the petition to stop a giant Slip n’ slide from being built in Los Angeles. Priorities.

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William Bratton: Investigate Ryo Oyamada's Death





Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.



Cops suck

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