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The Kerfuffle Over Forced Ultrasounds, Which Are Not Empowering, Nope.

Just in time for International Women’s Day and despite widespread protests and arrests, Virginia’s GOP Governor Bob McDonnell has signed a bill forcing women to undergo an ultrasound prior to an abortion. Anti-choice activists called the move “a victory for women and their unborn children” ensuring  women “will no longer be kept in the dark… Continue Reading

Penguins!

SeaWorld San Diego has launched a live penguin cam through March and April to celebrate the BBC Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet series. Watching them, it’s hard not to think a. how much happier they’d be in Antarctica, b. of the poignant scene in Happy Feet and c. of their uncertain fate if Heartland, Koch et… Continue Reading

A Matter of Priority: Sorry We Burned the Korans, But We’re All Good With Drones

“Three major investigations were under way on Wednesday into the Koran burning at Bagram Air Base by the American military last week, the event that plunged Afghanistan into days of deadly protests…” So begins a New York Times report. To read the New York Times you’d think the only American offence that truly riles people… Continue Reading

A Giant, Raging Hurricane of Theft and Fraud

A new citizen action campaign, F* (for foreclose, they say) the Banks is taking aim at the Bank of America in a series of actions starting March 15. Opening salvos include a call to action from Rolling Stone‘s Matt Taibbi to “allow failure – ie BofA – to fail,” and a move by Public Citizen… Continue Reading

Let Them Eat Koch

Despite Warren Buffet’s plea to tax him more and others who hold similar mass fortunes, the drumbeat of the uber greedy “woe is me” continues via the now infamous Koch Brothers. Charles Koch inherited his mass fortune from his family business which started amassing its wealth working for Josef Stalin’s regime of terror.  Warren Buffet… Continue Reading