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The next Senate race is on in Massachusetts. Yesterday, Representative Ed Markey beat fellow Rep. Stephen Lynch to become the official democratic candidate for Senate in that state. The seat was vacated by now-Secretary of State John Kerry, and it is likely to be an easy win for Democrats. As many in Massachusetts were understandably distracted by the Boston Marathon bombing, the primary race did not gotten much attention. Now that things are starting to settle down in Massachusetts, voters will have the time to focus in on selecting their next U.S. Senator.
May Day was called Emancipation Day in 1886 when 340,000 went on strike (though it was Saturday it was a regular day of work) in Chicago for the 8-hour workday. http://bit.ly/159Jgvz
Many people already believe that the NRA is a domestic terrorist organization of sorts. After reading the following can anyone really doubt the basic truth of this belief?
How the gun lobby has already blocked Boston’s bombing investigators
by Frank Smyth, @SmythFrank
Here's an interesting piece of propaganda: The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution
It's a piece done by Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and by geopolitical advisor Jared Cohen. Cohen is also Director of Google Ideas and is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Anyone who keeps track of these things should now have their ears perked.
It was brought to my attention by Robert Scheer of Truthdig.org in this article:
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a sermon entitled, "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" at Riverside Church in New York City. http://bit.ly/YbfeSF
West TX that just got blown up and lost family members trying to save corporate property belonging to the tortfeasors that killed them will just make do. No blame, no compensation, just like the sex slaves that get beat and killed by their pimps, but they deserved it, or it was god's will.
VA policy opposes addictive drugs for PTSD,
prescribes them anyway
By Steven Giles in Medical, News April 26, 2013
Against their own policy, the Department of Veteran Affairs would rather treat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder with addictive benzodiazepines tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax - instead of using prohibited medical marijuana, despite studies showing cannabis to be a safer alternative.
"There's no need to defend myself."—George W. Bush, April 21, 2013
Year Deaths Wounded Americans in Iraq
Interesting article here by John Avlon of The Daily Beast about how the crazy conspiracy stuff is believed by some republican lawmakers, from the state level all the way up to congress.
This stuff is getting so ridiculous I'm finding it hard to laugh at now (outside of Michele Bachmann, that is). And oh yeah, the conspiracy-theory-fed killing of the senate's watered-down gun bill by the republican-led opposition was not a laughing matter either.
I will bet that the RNC is taking notice. I wonder if the DNC will take notice. Democrats too often take the Black vote for granted.
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