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|Two Days to Go til the UK Election: Why there won't be a coalition
The polling is pretty clear. Neither Labour nor the Tories are expected to get an overall majority. Here's the BBC's election projection for tonight: The target is 326 seats. That's how many ...
|Three Days til The Election: Labour's Stone Plinth May as Well be a Gravestone
The UK goes to the polls on Thursday to decide who their representatives in parliament will be. It's a tough election, with no party slated in the polls to take an overall majority. I'll be ...
|I can find no evidence of the Baltimore Sun's "Purge" Claim from Monday
The Baltimore Sun made the following claim about the riots on Monday: The incident stemmed from a flier that circulated widely among city school students via social media about a “purge” to ...
|Scotland Rising: If you think the Republican wave in 2010 was big...
The polls open UK wide in one week. But the most interesting part of the election is happening in Scotland. Here's a map of Scotland in 2010 along with the most recent Polling projections for ...
|The history of Riots in Baltimore
One of the things that really stuck out in Monday's reporting on the unrest in Baltimore was a statement by Daryll DeSousa, the chief of patrol. He said in a press briefing that Baltimore was ...
|Can we at least consider the history of Ukraine if we're going to talk about it?
Eternal Hope is right in the contention that military advisers in Ukraine can snowball. We're in a dangerous situation. Obama's focus on diplomacy is the right one, and I have to admit that military ...
|Dear Internet: Can we please stop harassing women online?
Those of you who've been listening to me on Netroots Radio or reading my posts lately know I've been following what David Futrelle calls "The New Misogyny." I've covered Elliot Rodger and the Men's ...
|#GamerGate: If at first you don't succeed, lie like a republican.
So there's a situation online called "GamerGate" where a rabid mob of Men's Rights Activists have been going after women in technology simply for having the gall to exist. The leader of this ...
|"What makes it immoral if you lose, but not immoral if you win?"
Today is Sunday, Dec 7th 2014. Sunday, Dec 7th, 1941 was 73 years ago, today. On that day, one of the most brutal wars in human history began. It included the murder and torture of hostages by ...
|Alert: GomLab products now packaged with malware.
I just spent 30 minutes cleaning crap off of my partner's computer because of a program that I tend to stand by. I hate Windows Media Player. I hate that it talks to the internet every time I put ...
|CNBC just embarrassed the United States on live television.
CNBC's Squick Box scored an interview with Martin Shanahan the other day. Things went pretty well as long as they stuck to the subject of golf. But then, the conversation got a bit tougher. The ...
|I'm Live tonight with Referendum TV in Edinburgh.
I'm with a group of other Citizen Journalists here in Scotland. Referendum TV, along with Wings Over Scotland and Newsnet Scotland has been trying to inform the Scottish people while the UK Media ...
|My fellow Americans: Scotland is not Texas.
Scotland is a nation where the two largest parties are socialists, the Labour Party, and left-wing Progressives a la Elizabeth Warren, the Scottish National Party. And while the word "National," as ...
|No, Business Insider, Russia is Not Going to Invade Scotland.
I'm shocked that this article in Business Insider wasn't printed in a satirical paper like the Onion , or the Telegraph , but unfortunately, this kind of fact-free reporting seems par for the course ...
|Scottish Independence can actually happen.
A lot of international observers have long written off Scottish Independence as something that simply will not happen. Financial markets, political betting websites, all of them have been expecting ...
|Crooks and Liars: Brown appears to have paid for those cigars.
In a careful examination of the video released by the Ferguson PD, it appears that Michael Brown actually paid for the cigars that the police claim he stole. Crooks and Liars: Ferguson police's ...
|The End of Employment has come. Robots will replace all of us soon. We've got to be ready.
The Robots are coming, and if they replace everything that they're capable of replacing over the next 15-20 years, we're going to hit 65% unemployment. That isn't an exaggeration. I've been ...
|If we're going to have a conversation about 2016, can we at least base it in reality? Please?
We have an election coming up in three fucking months. Three. And yet again, there's a fact-free diary on the reclist going after Hillary Clinton. Clinton Derrangement Syndrome seems to be an ...
|Alert! Do not drink the water in Toledo Ohio and Surrounding Areas inc. parts of Michigan.
And don't give it to your pets. Local news is reporting that a Harmful Algae Bloom has contaminated the water in Lake Erie. This algae has released certain chemicals including Microcystin , a ...
|'Serious' Question about the Hobby Lobby ruling: Can I stop paying my student loans?
So let's review some facts. 1. The Hobby Lobby decision says essentially that people (Including Corporate People) cannot be legally forced to act in a way that violates their sincerely held ...
|South Carolina Town Reinstates Lesbian Police Chief, Strips Power of Mayor who Fired Her
The Mayor in a rural South Carolina town fired the local police chief because she was an out and proud Lesbian. According to local media, a board of the city government found that she was fired for ...
|Watch a Starbucks Worker call out CEO on working conditions and Intimidation of Pregnant Workers
The Starbucks Union pulled off a minor coup late Wednesday. They got one brave worker a microphone, and let him loose on the CEO. In a two minute conversation, the worker raised a number of issues:
|The terrible thing Hillary Clinton did was to trust the President
The President of the United States, George W. Bush, lied to the nation, lied to congress, and claimed to have evidence that was complete bullshit. Even in 2006 and 2007, I was having arguments ...
|Elliot Rodger, Gunman in California Mass Shooting, was influenced by the "Men's Rights Movement"
Trigger Warning: Violence against Women Last Night in Santa Barbara California, a Gunman in a BMW opened fire on students near the UC Santa Barbara campus in Isla Vista. Seven are dead including ...
|Ukraine Government Sends in the Troops. Obama + Merkel holding press conference.
Security Council Meeting live Here. Ukraine and Russia are about to square off there. We don't have any solid details yet, circumstances being what they are, but Ukraine's government has attempted ...
|CNN is a National Embarrasment: Sends Reporter to wander the Steppes aimlessly looking for Tanks
When the US and EU announced that there was a massive Russian military buildup, CNN's response was to send a Camera Crew to the Ukrainian border, to see if they couldn't find some tanks to snap ...
|Cut the crap, BBC. There is no "Dissent among scientists" over climate report
Well that sounds ominous, doesn't it. "DISSENT AMONG SCIENTISTS!" Yes, that's certainly a damning headline. Especially for those of us who want the human race to avoid a mass die-off along with ...
|Taiwanese Students have Occupied Taiwan's Parliament. They're making speeches from the floor.||OllieGarkey||03/20/2014||7||24||1||-|
|Bible: Life Begins at Breath, Not Conception
So I made the mistake of thinking that everybody knows what the bible has to say about when life begins and when life ends. Because it's pretty clear. It's so clear that we have thousands of years ...
|Why I'm Still Here: Because I can't do this alone.
I have been busting my ass in the trenches to make the Democratic party better for my entire adult life. I'm getting really tired of hearing people bitch and moan that the democratic party isn't ...
|The Crimean Conflict is a Global Crisis
With Crimea boiling, there's very little accurate information on the day to day. After hearing false reports of explosions in Simferopol last night, I began a live blog. Attempting to verify ...
|Crimean Crisis Live Blog. Be Careful Trusting Info, lots of hoaxes going around.
I've been holding off on posting because the twittersphere is full of rumors right now. Then Journalists began reporting two explosions in Simferopol. Now, Journos are saying that those explosions ...
|If you get a call about your computer, it's a scam.
So I've heard rumors that there are fake calls happening lately, where someone from overseas calls and tells you your computer is infected with a virus, or your license has expired, or there's some ...
|President Obama in Virtual Town Hall. Live now. Embedded.
The quotes below were paraphrased to the best of my ability, they are not as accurate as I would like as I was typing on the fly. The video is now archived. To get to the action, fast forward to ...
|Not as worried about the banks this week, because Forbes is STAFFED BY MORONS
So I found out today that when I quoted Forbes on Sunday , I was quoting lies. Lies and exaggerations. The " MEGA DEFAULT " they were screaming about? It's not happening . China ...
|I'm Worried About the Banks this week
I have written a retraction of this diary. The retraction can be viewed here . The Forbes article upon which I based this diary, and which caused me to write this post, was a fabrication. The ...
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|Media Drones prevent Firefighting Helicopters from Reaching Burning Village in Norway
The norwegian town of Laerdalsoyri (Lærdalsøyri) suffered a major fire last night, with high winds driving the flames from building to building. The town is historic, with architecturally ...
|Republicans Plot to Starve Food Stamp Recipients
Yeah, I know, that sounds sensational. But it's really, really not. Senator David Vitter (R - Galt's Gulch) has introduced a bill that would force all food stamp recipients to show photo ID when ...
|Methodist Fundamentalists: You will NEVER stop us.
Today, I saw Reverend Frank Schaefer back in the pulpit, just three days after officially losing his papers. I was privileged to sit in the pews at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington DC, ...
|Tea Party Group posts image Satarizing Tea Party to Facebook Page.
So a recent game that I rather enjoyed playing was "Bioshock Infinite." It heavily satirized the racist attitudes of early 20th century America. We forget that this was an era where Teddy Roosevelt ...
|Ankles, Race, and Community
Today, I had the privilege of listening to DailyKos's own David Harris Gershon at the Amram Scholar Series at Washington Hebrew Congregation. (I guess I haven't announced it, but I moved to ...
|Stossel Pretends to be a homeless panhandler. Learns nothing. Blasts us for "enabling scammers."
Hat tip to Scott Keyes of Think Progress who had this to say: I don’t throw around the term “hero” lightly, but it takes a special kind of person to look at a homeless man on the street — ...
|Filibuster Reform Is a Reality. Read today's action as it happened.
After talking with a pleading Mitch McConnell, Reid is pushing forward with the nuclear option on Judicial nominations. "Americans believe congress is broken, and I believe they're right." Turn on ...
|Broadway Bomb: Skateboarding Civil Disobedience ends in Hilarity
So New York skaters do something every year called the Broadway Bomb. Essentially, they skate down broadway from 116th street to Bowling Green, the entire length of Manhattan. On one level it's ...
|Spammers are using Daily Kos for Search Engine Optimization
A diary on the reclist points out that WE HATE SPAMMERS GUTS AND AREN'T GOING TO BUY THEIR CONICAL CRUSHER POWERED ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES NOW THAT THEY ADVERTISED TO US IN THIS WAY!!!!!11one And the ...
|Let's Do Something Fun and New
Take a look at this political ad: I made it. In 15 minutes. In Microsoft Paint. It's not the be-all end-all of political advertisements. It may not even be very good. I'm sure there are ...
|Google Lambastes Republicans over Shutdown
By celebrating the 123rd anniversarry of Yosemite National Park on the very day Republicans decided the government should close down. Google's Doodle celebrating 123 Years at Yosemite.
|Anti-Vax Movement Responsible for Worst Measles Outbreak in 17 Years
CNN is reporting today that of the 159 measles cases so far, 92% were from children who were either unvaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown. "This is very bad. This is horrible," said ...
|Do we have an opportunity here?
Correction: It has been pointed out that my premise was incorrect. There was a separate AUMF for Iraq. While our current AUMF authorizes the drone war, a separate AUMF would have to be sought by ...
|Robert McNamara on Kos's "Death is Death" Post, and my thoughts on Syria
It is vital for those of us who oppose war to listen to those who are the most educated about war. That includes the leaders among our veterans who, like Kos, have done the hard work of thinking, ...
|All I Need To Know about Wealth Inequality I Learned at the City Planning Office
I went to the city planning office today to support some folks at a hearing. Related Development is planning to flatten one of the only playgrounds in the upper east side, and replace it with a ...
|Hey Climate Hawks: I Need Info on Wetlands Mitigation Banking
So I've come across something called "Mitigation Banking." Mitigation banking is the restoration, creation, enhancement, or preservation of a wetland, stream, or habitat conservation area which ...
|Egypt: "The only other option was civil war."
On November 22nd, 2012, President Mohamad Morsi issued a decree giving himself broad, unquestionable legislative powers, and immunity from court action. On that day, his government fell, though it ...
|Micosoft?! What r u doin?! MICROSOFT! STAHP!
Today, Microsoft's XBOX department kicked their most loyal supporters, their subscribers, directly in the teeth. XBOX has a subscription option that offers some perks: Microsoft Points they can ...
|I am in awe of Texas tonight. Updated W/ Video (WE WON.)
UPDATE: SB5's VOTE TOOK PLACE AT 12:03. For now, the bill is dead. I watched the woman who may be the next Ann Richards stand for 13 hours tonight. I watched Texas republicans pull bullshit ...
|British Neo-Nazis are on the March (and Fox News is eager to help)
From left: EDL Leader Tommy Robinson speaks at a rally; MEP Nick Griffin, BNP Leader, poses with White Nationalist flag; National Front Protest Sign By now, most of you are probably aware of the ...
|FISA is a Kangaroo Court
I'll have to make this quick, but I wanted everyone to have this information. Since the FISA court was set up in 1979, they have received 33,949 requests for court orders. They rejected 11. 11. ...
|The Brutal History that Haunts me
I read something last night that shook me to my very core. I've been planning a diary on a genocidal event known as Fuadach nan Gaidheal, what we call the expulsion of the Gael. I have begun the ...
|Lindy West Fights for the Right to criticize Rape Jokes, gets threatened with rape.
So Lindy from Jezebel (which if you don't read, what, are you living under a rock or something) went on Totally Biased to spend 15 minutes debating rape culture, and arguing that if someone makes an ...
|Black Teen Holding a Puppy Tackled by Miami Dade PD for looking at them.
Un fucking believable. Tremaine McMillan talks to the press while his mother looks on. Tremaine is being charged with felony resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct. FELONY resisting ...
|The "most awkward moment in cinema history" is coming to a theater near you.
There's a television show called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It's a reworking of an older television show that was around during my childhood. It has attracted a following of both adults ...
|A new coat of paint won't save Windows 8.
Good News everyone! Windows has added a new "Start Button" to Windows 8! If you drag your mouse to the bottom left hand corner, it pops up! Here it is on my Wife's laptop!
|Pity Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson (R-London) has " trashed " Keynes for his homosexuality. His argument is that because queers don't have children, none of us could possibly be concerned about the future. This should ...
|"We bought a semi-automatic Uzi in the parking lot of Babies “R” Us" - Fox 31 Denver
Getting your hands on a gun is easy. Despite all the talk about gun control you can buy a high-powered rifle or handgun with no background check, no paperwork and no questions asked. In most ...
|Anti-Chechen Racism Unbridled
Facepalm. ABC just wrote the worst article I have ever read from them, period. The quality of journalism here is on the High-School level, and I say that with apologies to hard working 14-year-olds ...
|Can I Make a Request of the Community?
Please, make a separate mothership or thread for the graphic images. I don't know if there's a spoilers tag that can hide text, but if there isn't, we need one that's easy to use so that people can ...
President Obama is releasing a budget that is too conservative for senate democrats to vote for? I'm shocked, shocked that... ...he released a budget just as un-passable as his last two. The ...
|Thoughts on the Death of Margaret Thatcher
My social media feeds are blowing up right now. They range from somber and reverent remembrances of a fellow human, to explosions of anger that stem from still-unhealed wounds caused by her policies.
I was walking to work yesterday (my employment is why I haven't been as active) and I choked on my coffee because I saw a Bolt Bus. They're apparently an awesome bus service that has wifi and cheap ...
|Black Man shouted down at CPAC is a Conservative
Jesse LaGreca has a great post on the incident but I thought I'd do some digging this morning. The gentleman who was escorted out by police was not a liberal, or even remotely left wing. The reason ...
|Check your Privilege, Occupiers.
Yet another innocent black youth has been gunned down, this time by the NYPD. Kimani Gray. He was a young man, about 16 years old, who was shot in the back while running from the police. Apparently, ...
|1,513 to 3
In what was probably the most likely election result in history, the Falkland Islands have voted to stay part of the United Kingdom. No one should be shocked by this. The British Press are ...
|Explosive Bloomberg Editorial: Bank Profits are "almost entirely" Taxpayer Money
On television, in interviews and in meetings with investors, executives of the biggest U.S. banks -- notably JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon -- make the case that size is a ...
|The BEST Rubio Water Video
Disagree? Let me see what you got! I'd like to develop a collection. h/t to Deadspin who created the video, and titled it "Let's all watch Marco Rubio's panicked drink of water in extreme slow ...
|My Friend Evicted Because She is a Cancer Survivor; Landlord calls discrimination suit "Sour Grapes"
Meet Heatheran Kristopher, Cancer Survivor, Small Business Owner, and Patient Activist: Heatheran spends a lot of her time meeting with cancer patients undergoing treatment and helping them ...
|Why can't I own a Davy Crockett Recoilless Rifle?
So if I need a weapon to defend myself from the gubmint, and I'm allowed to own military weapons, then I need weapons actually capable of defending me from the government. If the Second Amendment ...
|Rape + Guns = Freedom. Or something. This image popped up on my facebook today.
Good news, everyone! For those of you who, like me, have been wondering when conservatives would stop making infuriatingly stupid statements about rape and guns, It just got worse. Now they're ...
|Homicidal mentally ill felon obtains gun permit, arsenal, in Minnesota
Eighteen years ago, Christian Phillip Oberender ambushed his mother with a shotgun attack as she came home. He was convicted of a felony, and later judged to be insane and involuntary admitted to a ...
|TTFN: Diaries I want to write
It's a weird new year. There's so much to write about. But rather than feeling like the new year has rolled around, I feel... odd. Like it's still the September before the hardest election of my life.
|They planned to kill us "if deemed necessary."
Image taken from documents received as part of a FOIA request to the FBI. You can search those documents here: http://www.justiceonline.org/commentary/fbi-files-ows.html Naomi Wolf at the ...
|Yes, putting Social Security on the table is a betrayal.
I felt like this diary on the reclist needed an answer. This goes to the foundation of what being a progressive means. This isn't about what I, OllieGarkey, say a progressive is, this is about our ...
|John Boehner and The Price of Milk
An Article just posted at the New York Times . John Boehner is so incompetent that the house hasn't passed it's semi-decennial Farm Bill. This, according to the New York Times, could cause the ...
|Tennessee GOP proposes arming teachers
TPM has an article, Tennessee Considers Arming Teachers. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) has said the idea will be part of his discussions about how to prevent a shooting like the one in Newtown ...
|Defeating NRA Talking Points. The problem with video games...
... is terrible parents. Most M video games are designed for adults . I know it's common knowledge that "only kids play video games," but that's completely wrong. The average age of video game ...
|The AR-15, The rifle used at Newtown, Clackamas, Aurora, and by the DC Sniper. It's the same gun.
I've decided that it's time to talk about the facts, and the facts are that we have a problem with assault weapons in this country, a problem that has allowed three lone-wolf terrorist attacks in ...
|I couldn't talk about guns.
I just couldn't. The night before the shooting, I was having an argument about whether people should be legally allowed to bring handguns into bars, stadiums, schools, and other crowded places (I ...
|Australian Prime Minister: "The World is about to end." W/ Video
Prime Minister Julia Gillard took to Youtube to make this stark and very important announcement.
|Israel expands settler homes by 3,000 after pro-Palestine UN Vote
BBC : Israel has authorised the construction of 3,000 more housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to Israeli officials. It is also speeding up the processing of 1,000 ...
|Well Now. Muslim Brotherhood HQs across Egypt are being torched by protesters this morning.
Yesterday, Mohamed Morsi declared himself more powers unilaterally. According to BBC and Al Jazeera's coverage, Morsi declared by executive order new sweeping powers, that he could not be overruled ...
|The Song they played in Chicago When Ohio was called for Obama
How do you like me now - The Heavy. FOUR. MORE. YEARS. WE WON, FOLKS! WE WON!
|Allegheny County Democratic Party is ON it.
So I found out late last night that a progressive friend of mine in rural North Carolina did not have a ride to the polls before they closed today. I called the nearest OFA offices in Boone, NC. ...
|We Need Barack Obama. We Need to Stop Mitt.
There's a story we need to know. It comes from one of the most Republican states in the union. In Idaho Springs, Idaho, Occupy activists secured legal documents preventing the eviction of Sahara ...
|Breaking: Something Incredible is Happening in Kuwait
I don't understand internal Kuwaiti politics, but I'm researching it right now. There's a Reuters article that explains the background pretty well. The Kuwaiti opposition recently took a majority of ...
|Breaking: Parts of the Subway are back up, starting tomorrow. MTA workers rule.
There are 43 million gallons of water in "each" flooded subway tunnel, according to the MTA. I'm not sure if that means 43 million gallons total, or 43 million gallons individually in each tunnel. ...
|The Subway may be down for a while.
This video was just released. That's seawater, pushed in from the storm surge. It's ripped out sections of walls. It has soaked most of the equipment. If you go to the MTA's website there are ...
|Liveblogging Sandy, Pics & Video
Update: According to Kos, the Daily Kos servers are in New York City. If this site goes down, I will continue sending out information on twitter. Follow me @WillMcLeod99 Mothership diary is Here . ...
|*Some* New Yorkers are not ready for what's coming.
My Liveblog is here . If DailyKos goes down, I will move to twitter. Follow me @WillMcLeod99 None of the people I know are taking this storm seriously. Well, there's one, but She's an ER-Doc so ...
|Richard Mourdock Comments now top most International News Coverage Worldwide
Mourdock's comments are major international news. He's currently the most read and most shared article on the BBC. The article describes Fury at US candidate rape comment. It's the second article ...
|THANK YOU! My lights and gas are staying on, thanks to you, Kossacks.
Update: Thanks to the kindness of strangers, my lights are staying on. Thank you all so much! On Monday the 22nd, my payment agreement with Con Edison will break. They need $468.89. I have about $...
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