February 2011

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In an email, Palin told [Bailey] that Todd was working behind her back… “We’re not like normal couples, Frank. We don’t talk.”….Todd even accessed Palin’s email without her knowledge…. Palin Sent Letters to the Editor Using Other Names, Praising Herself

Bailey writes that Palin drafted her own letters to the editor during her run for governor and sent them in under supporters’ names. Palin relayed the first one in an email…a doctored pornographic photograph…with the candidate’s head atop a nude body. Bailey quickly called the governor’s husband to relay his concern and writes that Todd’s response was “Is it real?”
Bailey writes that Todd laughed quietly and told him that his wife walks around their home with her robe open, despite the house having many windows.

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At Free State Brewery. She called and asked if they could do a show there. They were happy to allow it. It was taped on Wednesday.

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Boycott Koch Products

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products and envelopes
All Georgia-Pacific lumber and building products

And I think I want to help “anonymous” any way I can…

Anonymous to target Koch

The Koch brothers have made a science of fabricating ‘grassroots’ organizations and advertising campaigns to support them inan attempt to sway voters based on their falsehoods. Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth and Citizens United are just a few of these organizations. In a world where corporate money has become the lifeblood of political influence, the labor unions are one of the few ways citizens have to fight against corporate greed. Anonymous cannot ignore the plight of the citizen-workers of Wisconsin, or the opportunity to fight for the people in America’s broken political system. For these reasons, we feel that the Koch brothers threaten the United States democratic system and, by extension, all freedom-loving individuals everywhere. As such, we have no choice but to spread the word of the Koch brothers’ political manipulation, their single-minded intent and the insidious truth of their actions in Wisconsin, for all to witness.

This is the fight, folks. It’s us against the wealthy. Don’t let anyone tell you anything different, and don’t be ashamed to admitting you’re fighting back.

“Shaq (O’Neall) is rich. The man who signs his check … is wealthy.” – Chris Rock

“Eat the rich.” – Aerosmith

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Unrelated, Kieth Olbermann’s blog “FOK News“.

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Wonder what fossil fuels they were burning back then?

Arctic environment during an ancient bout of natural global warming

February 25, 2011, Fieldwork in Spitsbergen

http://noc.ac.uk/news/arctic-environment-during-ancient-bout-natural-global-warming

Scientists are unravelling the environmental changes that took place around the Arctic during an exceptional episode of ancient global warming. Newly published results from a high-resolution study of sediments collected on Spitsbergen represent a significant contribution to this endeavour. The study was led by Dr Ian Harding and Prof John Marshall of the University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES), based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Around 56 million years ago there was a period of global warming called the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), during which global sea surface temperatures increased by approximately 5°C.

The warming of the oceans led to profound ecological changes, including the widespread extinction of many types of foraminifera, tiny single-celled organisms with distinctive shells. Plankton that had previously only prospered in tropical and subtropical waters migrated to higher latitudes. Similar changes occurred on the land, with many animals and plants extending their distributions towards the poles.

“Although environmental changes associated with the PETM at low- to mid-latitude settings and high southern latitudes are well documented, we know less about these changes at high northern latitudes,” explained Dr Harding.

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It’s an alarming statistic: One in five children in Minnesota suffers from a mental health problem. Health officials say it’s reaching epidemic proportions.

There’s help, though, says Miller Dwan Hospital, in a free Duluth News Tribune News-Story-advertisement.

[Miss Betsy] Johnson turned to Miller-Dwan [Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota] for help six times over the course of her struggle with depression. Experts say group therapy is the key to overcoming the illness.

Niemi [a well-paid old Twig, MN neighbor of mine] agrees, saying working in groups helps individuals share ideas and give each other support.

“I believe in the healing effects of being with others who have been through similar struggles or currently struggling in a mental illness,” he said.

Johnson is now serving as an advocate for others going through dark times.

“It is very scary to admit that you have a problem and you can’t control yourself, but once you do it, it is the most wonderful feeling on the face of the Earth. It’s liberating,” she said, adding that she’s learned it’s OK not to be OK.

(LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE!!!!)

Miller Dwan Hospital is NOT liberating anybody, and it’s NOT only people admitting that they have problems, and helping each other.

In all actuality, Miller Dwan locks people in, even innocent teenagers, under double-locked doors, and drugs them against their wills, and it’s NOT OK not to be OK, at Miller Dwan. I’ve seen people, both young and old, being forcibly drugged with my own eyes.

The Duluth News Tribune is a liar. So is Mr. Neimi. I’d like to interview Miss Johnson myself, but I can guarantee you neither I nor YOU, nor anyone ELSE will be allowed to interview Miss Johnson without Miller Dwan supervision. Try it out, if you don’t believe me.

Anti-depressant drugs are CAUSING young people to commit suicide, and the people pushing these drugs are murderers.

Good night.

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Or is that Moammar Walker?

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have “dire consequences.”

Walker said in a speech broadcast live statewide Tuesday evening that if lawmakers don’t pass the bill up to 1,500 state workers could be laid off by July with another 6,000 forced out of work over the next two years.

Threats and blackmail if he doesn’t get what he wants. Stripping the rights of workers to negotiate the terms of their employment isn’t “a budget buster”. It’s a basic human right that the Kock brothers have paid a lot of money for this petty dictator to take away.

From the first link:

Kadafi vows no mercy as chaos grows
The Libyan leader says protesters should be executed. As violence spreads and key advisors defect, he appears out of touch and out of control.

Essay question: Compare and contrast the dictatorship of Kadafi and the dictatorship of Kock/Walker.

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This past Christmas I was toying with the idea of getting e-readers for my wife and myself. I decided against it, but not before I’d done quite a bit of research on it. I decided that the nook was probably the best, with the kindle and sony not too far behind. I also found out that the nook has quite a few “apps” for other devices. You can download them here.

So, for whatever reason, last night I decided to see if a book I’d read when I was younger is avaliable online. I not only found it, it was FREE!

Check it out. Even if you don’t want to read “The Child Buyer” by John Hersey, you can find other free books at Barnes and Noble online, and you don’t need an e-reader to read them. You can, for example, type “free” into the search window. They have apps for iPads, iPhones, Android phones, blackberries PCs, and Macs, maybe more.

I’d give you a book report on “The Child Buyer” but I want to read it again, first. It’s been awhile. All I remember is it’s about a kid who’s going to become part of a computer.

Are there any books from your younger days you’d like to read again?

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We’ve been regarded as a 8 planet solar system ever since Pluto was decided to be a giant comet as opposed to a small planet.

Now scientists think they may have detected the gravitational signs of a gas giant larger than Jupiter out beyond the orbit of Neptune.

http://www.katc.com/news/ul-scientists-may-have-found-evidence-of-new-planet

If confirmed it will be named “Tyche”.

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Nice link debunking the “necessity” of busting public service sector unions in order to keep tax cuts for the wealthy in place.

The Tea Party groups that are coming to counter protest at the Wisconsin state capitol Saturday have been given an strict set of talking points to stick to from their controllers at the Koch Brothers front group Americans for Prosperity. When they arrive on their camels, scratch that, their astroturfing buses from both in and out of state, the following is what you can expect to hear over and over, along with my analysis debunking each point.

“Shared sacrifice” doesn’t include the wealthy and the privileged. The “need” to cover tax breaks for the wealthy and the corps is all placed squarely on the backs of American workers.

We tried giving tax cuts to the wealthy and the corps for 30 years. IT DOESN’T WORK to keep the economy going.

I stand with the workers and teachers in Wisconsin, not with the duped Koch robots/teabaggers. This is a fight we can’t afford to lose.

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