Archive for January 29th, 2016

January 29th, 2016 - 11:18 pm § in Misc.

Oil Production Costs By Country

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January 29th, 2016 - 12:03 pm § in Politics

Governor urges vigilante justice for suspected drug dealers

“Fresh off saying Maine should revive the guillotine to decapitate drug dealers, Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Wednesday that private citizens should get in on the criminal-killing action too. ‘I tell ya, everybody in Maine, we have constitutional carry,’ LePage said in an on-camera in[...]

January 29th, 2016 - 11:46 am § in Politics

Kansas GOP: Civil rights are for guns, not people

Kansas Republicans believe gun shops deserve civil rights and gay people don’t. A GOP legislator in that state has introduced a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against gun shops (i.e., businesses could not refuse to sell them goods or services). But the GOP-controlled Kansas le[...]

January 29th, 2016 - 10:11 am § in Uncategorized

The Battle of Iowa: Hill vs Bern


January 29th, 2016 - 6:23 am § in The Ave Scene


DES MOINES, Iowa – Despite a narrowing gap between Sanders and Clinton in the Iowa race, some of his supporters are showing signs of corporate paranoia. Bernie Sanders is a nice man, a noble guy and my candidate  but his campaign is showing tad bit of paranoia over  the involvement of Microsof[...]

January 29th, 2016 - 1:49 am § in Misc.

David Brewster: ” Bernie Sanders wing is sharply opposed to the regions that vote Democratic”

The invaluable Tom Edsell sheds light on the split in the Democratic party between areas (like Seattle) that have advanced industries and depend on trade, and the lagging areas that have turned to Trump. Not an easy gap to bridge, he argues, suggesting that the Bernie Sanders wing is sharply opposed[...]

January 29th, 2016 - 1:45 am § in Misc.


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