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"8 most powerful storms on record to make landfall" | NBC News - US | 11/09/13

"8 most powerful storms on record to make landfall" | NBC News - US | 11/09/13 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Deadly Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines with nearly 200-mph winds, causing mudslides, flash flooding and waves of up to 30 feet high -- and experts said this kind of storm may be more common in the future.
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....this posting on the NBC News website sums it all up - It's Global Warming! ----Chris-749391 - "Did the global warming deniers notice the dates? Of the top 8 of all times, 6 were in the past 15 years and 5 were in the last 10 years. I would point out that typhoon records go back in detail about 1300 years and spottily another 1000 years and geologically another 50-100,000 years. This would make this the strongest typhoon in about 2300 years of recorded observations.

But I guess that isn't a problem and we can all avoid such things by putting our head in the sand.


@LA. Did you hear about the global warming denier that was so stupid another global warming denier noticed it?"

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Luckovich cartoon: O say can’t you see … | Mike Luckovich - AJC | 11/26/14

Luckovich cartoon: O say can’t you see … | Mike Luckovich -  AJC | 11/26/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

11/26 Luckovich cartoon: O say can’t you see …...

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....Mike, you summed up the American Injustice System perfectly!!

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"Thanksgiving: A Native American View" | BrentPlante1 - YouTube Channel | 11/26/14

Native American view on Thanksgiving.
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......Before you sit down to your Thanksgiving Feast tomorrow, take six minute and watch this video!! 

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▶ Sweet Honey In The Rock - Ella's Song | Sweet Honey In The Rock YouTube Channel | 11/25/14

Sweet Honey in the Rock is an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble. They are an American Grammy Award–winning troupe who express their history as ...
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......I posted a photo yesterday with these words -- 'We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes. Until the killing of a Black men, Black mother's  sons. Is as important as the killing of White men, White mother's sons' -- Bernice Johnson Reagon.  Here is the song that these words come from.  Listen Up America!!

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Marion Barry dies at 78; 4-term D.C. mayor was the most powerful local politician of his generation | Washington Post | 11/23/14

Marion Barry dies at 78; 4-term D.C. mayor was the most powerful local politician of his generation | Washington Post | 11/23/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Marion Barry dies at 78; 4-term D.C. mayor was the most powerful local politician of his generation
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......Another Civil Rights Movement Soldier has Gone On To Rest!! R.I.P. My Friend!! #MayorForLife

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"Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality" | Washington Post | 11/20/14

"Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality" | Washington Post | 11/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

A talk with the New York Times columnist about talking to whites about race....'.People were very taken aback by the figure in particular that the wealth gap between whites and blacks today in America is greater than the black-white wealth gap was in Apartheid South Africa. That was a factoid that clearly shocked a lot of people. But then the lesson that a lot of people drew from it was "well, boy, that just underscores how irresponsible so many African-Americans are," which is precisely the opposite of the point I was trying to make. I think people were shocked by some of the data that I cited, but I don’t know that they were persuaded by it.'

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......Broad-based Economic Justice is still the unfinished work of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement!

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"7th Benghazi investigation is out, finds there was no intelligence failure" | Vox | 11/21/14

"7th Benghazi investigation is out, finds there was no intelligence failure" | Vox | 11/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

The GOP-run Intelligence Committee debunks many criticisms made in the aftermath of the attacks.  

  1. The House Intelligence Committee has issued its final report investigating the attacks on US officials in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, and September 12, 2012.
  2. The report concludes that "the CIA ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities … and, without a requirement to do so, ably and bravely assisted the State Department on the night of the attacks … Appropriate US personnel made reasonable tactical decisions that night, and the Committee found no evidence that there was either a stand down order or a denial of available air support."
  3. It also claims there was "no intelligence failure prior to the attacks."
  4. The report defends then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice by concluding that her comments on September 16 attributing the attacks to a protest came before the CIA concluded there was no protest.
  5. There is no evidence, the report states, that any officers were "intimidated, wrongly forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement or otherwise kept from speaking to Congress."
  6. It backs up six previous investigations into the attacks; the United States House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi has yet to issue its report.

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.....When you have spent two years spinning a lie, you release the report with the TRUTH on the Friday before you leave for Thanksgiving  Break.  As Rev. Al would say 'but we got you', good job GOP Nutcases!!

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NV House speaker: ‘Simple minded darkies’ show ‘lack of gratitude’ to whites | RawStory | 11/20/14

NV House speaker: ‘Simple minded darkies’ show ‘lack of gratitude’ to whites | RawStory | 11/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

According to the paper — which investigated 13 years’ worth of columns Ira Hansen wrote for the Sparks Tribune — the incoming Speaker of the House has the potential to be the most controversial in the state’s history given his print record of disliking blacks, gays, the state of Israel, most Nevadans, and even his Republican colleagues.


For example, he wrote that he composes his columns beneath a Confederate flag, “in honor and in memory of a great cause and my brave ancestors who fought for that cause.” Hansen devoted columns published around the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. to attacking the civil rights leader, writing that “King’s private life was trashy at best…King Jr. is as low as it gets, a hypocrite, a liar, a phony, and a fraud.”

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.....Forget 'Post Racial Society'!!  From Our Nation's Capitol to State Capitols across America, the incoming crop of GOP Politicians is a step back to 'racial attitudes' of 50 Years Ago!!

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"Every President's Executive Actions In One Chart" | FiveThirtyEight.com | 11/20/14

"Every President's Executive Actions In One Chart" | FiveThirtyEight.com | 11/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
President Obama is due to announce an executive action Thursday, one that will change the legal status of millions of immigrants and is likely to be remembered as a major effort to change the country’s immigration system. The action would reportedly allow up to 4 million undocumented immigrants legal work status, and an additional 1 million protection from deportation. It would be one of the most wide-reaching executive actions in history.
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.....You have to go back to Grover Cleveland to find a President that issued fewer Executive Orders than Barack Obama.  Just Saying!!

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"Bill Clinton: Obama on 'firm ground' with immigration order" | The Hill-Briefing Room | 11/19/14

"Bill Clinton: Obama on 'firm ground' with immigration order" | The Hill-Briefing Room | 11/19/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Former President Bill Clinton suggested President Obama was on "pretty firm legal ground" for his executive action plans on immigration, a move previous presidents have made.


"As far as I can tell, every president in the modern era has issued some executive action on immigration, so I imagine he'll be on pretty firm legal ground," Clinton said at a gala for The New Republic magazine's centennial celebration.


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......Listen to The 'Explainer In Chief' America! 

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When They Saw This Old Woman Sit At The Piano They Didn't Expect THIS | GodVine | 10/17/14

When They Saw This Old Woman Sit At The Piano They Didn't Expect THIS | GodVine | 10/17/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
When I saw this sweet old woman begin to play a piano on the side of the street I didn’t know what to expect. But this original masterpiece just knocked my socks off! What a beautiful God-given talent!
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.....If you need a lift this morning, take a listen to this old lady play!! I can now get on the work at hand TODAY!!

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VIDEO: TransCanada CEO Concedes, Only 50 Permanent Jobs | Democratic Underground | 11/16/14

VIDEO: TransCanada CEO Concedes, Only 50 Permanent Jobs | Democratic Underground | 11/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Seeming overlooked during yesterday's (11/16/14) interview on ABC's "ThisWeek", Russ Girling, current CEO of "TransCanada"... the company behind the Keystone XL Pipeline... conceded a claim by the Reuters last year that, once constructed, the Keystone XL would produce as few as "FIFTY permanent jobs." But, he went on to argue, that the number did not take into account the nearly "9,000 temporary construction jobs" or the estimated "42,000 'indirect' jobs (from new businesses along the construction route)."

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.....What can you expect from a GOP Tea Party Jobs Plan!!

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@RepDonnaEdwards @JoaquinCastro: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future? | Crew42 | 11/16/14

@RepDonnaEdwards @JoaquinCastro: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future? | Crew42 | 11/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The selection of who will be the next Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair will tell you all you need to know about whether or not House Democrats have learned anything from November 4...
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.....Do the right thing Leader Pelosi!! Appoint Edwards or Castro and let's go Win 2016!!

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VIDEO: "Remembering the Real Ronald Reagan" | Michael Moore on Vimeo | 2011

"The banks and the corporations had a simple plan: to remake America to serve them. But pulling it off would require electing a spokesmodel as president. And on…
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......America! Just in case you forgot. Watch the 4 Minute Video that Breaks Down How Reagan Destroyed America!!

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"Native America before European Colonization" | Thomas Native History | 11/26/14

Published on Apr 8, 2013: Upon the arrival of Columbus in 1492 in the Carabean Islands, unknown to Columbus (and majority of the Eastern Hemisphere), he landed on Islands located in  the middle of two huge continents now known has North America and South America that was teaming with huge Civilizations (that rivaled any in the world at that time) and thousands of smaller Nations and Tribes. With recent estimations, the population may have been over 100 million people that spanned from Alaska and Green Land, all the to the tip of southern South America.

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.....A great video to set what existed in the America's in 1492 compared to Europe.  Worth the hour and thirty of your time to check it out!

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▶ Ferguson: "This Non-Indictment is an Indictment!" | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II - YouTube | 11/25/14

November 25th, 2014 - The morning after the controversial announcement, the North Carolina NAACP holds a Press Conference to discuss a Grand Jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the tragic shooting death of teenager Michael Brown....
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....Yes this is an 'Indictment of the American Justice and Policing System'!   #NoJusticeNoPeace!!

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"Ticket torment: GA probation systems ensnares the poor" | AJC Metro/State News | 11/22/14

"Ticket torment: GA probation systems ensnares the poor" | AJC Metro/State News | 11/22/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Ticket torment: Georgia probation systems ensnares those too poor to pay traffic fines.  Vera Cheeks was hoping for mercy when she appeared in court for rolling through a stop sign.

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....The GOP State Senator that is a champion of this 'thievery' just got re-elected from GA Senate District 23.

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"PETITION: SUPPORT BASIC VOTING RIGHTS PROTECTIONS!" | DCCC.org | 11/21/14

"PETITION: SUPPORT BASIC VOTING RIGHTS PROTECTIONS!" | DCCC.org | 11/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Help us reach 150,000 strong standing with Congressman John Lewis and demand basic voting rights protections are reinstated:
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.....I'm Standing With Congressman John Lewis!! Will You Join Us??

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"The VERY Bad News FOR THE GOP in the GOP's Midterm Victory" | Daily Kos | 11/20/14

"The VERY Bad News FOR THE GOP in the GOP's Midterm Victory" | Daily Kos | 11/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

A GOP strategist, columnist at the Houston Chronicle who goes by the handle GOPLifer, Chris Ladd, has declared that the week of the Midterm Elections “was a dark week for Republicans, and for everyone who wants to see America remain the world’s most vibrant, most powerful nation.” What the HELL! Where was he?


In a careful analysis, Ladd builds a case: The Midterms of 2014 demonstrate the continuation of a 20 year old trend. Republicans are disappearing from the competitive landscape at the national level where the population is the largest utilizing a declining electoral base of waging, white, and rural voters. As a result no GOP candidate on the horizon has a chance at the White House in 2016 and the chance of holding the Senate beyond 2016 is vanishingly small.

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........His analysis is actually correct.  If the Democratic Party would just focus its resources on a massive 'Voter Registration Campaign' in 2015/16 and strong on the ground 'Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign' in 2016 we could turn VA, NC, GA & FL Blue in 2016.  We spend way to much money on 'Ad Campaigns'.  #BuildSouthernBlueWallNow

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Oops! GOP's plan for shutting down Obama's immigration action is 'impossible' | DailyKos | 11/20/14

Oops! GOP's plan for shutting down Obama's immigration action is 'impossible' | DailyKos | 11/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

GOP leaders say they're going to block President Obama's executive action on immigration not through impeachment or a government shutdown, but by very specifically defunding the agencies that would carry out Obama's executive order. There's just one small problem. It turns out Congress can't do that. According to a House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman, it would be "impossible," because Citizenship and Immigration Services is funded through fees, not congressional appropriations:

“We cannot, literally cannot, defund that agency in an appropriations bill because we don’t appropriate that agency. That agency is entirely fee funded,” Hing said.
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......This would be hilarious except these 'GOP Dummies', as Fred Sanford would say, will be in control of Congress for the next two years!!

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"Pro-Clinton groups prepare for an all-but-certain run" | CNN Politics | 11/21/14

"Pro-Clinton groups prepare for an all-but-certain run" | CNN Politics | 11/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

The former secretary of state's most ardent supporters meet Friday in New York City to discuss what looks like an all-but-certain Hillary Clinton campaign for president.

Ready for Hillary, a pro-Clinton super PAC that has been organizing around a Clinton run for almost two years, is hosting an all-day strategy session that will bring together the different groups that have been working around a Clinton run since shortly after she left the State Department in early 2013.

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...The Ready For Hillary Georgia is all geared up and 'Ready To Go'!!

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"Bill Clinton Hammers GOP Propaganda on Immigration" | Forward Progressives | 11/20/14

"Bill Clinton Hammers GOP Propaganda on Immigration" | Forward Progressives | 11/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Leave it to Bill Clinton to completely debunk the right-wing propaganda that the president's actions are those of a "lawless dictator shredding our Constitution."
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......Leave it to 'The Explainer In Chief' to hammer the lying Republicans!!

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"SheHeroes: A Web Series That Empowers Girls" | IndieGoGo.com | 11/19/14

"SheHeroes:  A Web Series That Empowers Girls" | IndieGoGo.com | 11/19/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Help us capture the stories of accomplished career women and inspire girls to pursue fields in STEM.
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.....I just donated $10 to this campaign.  Please join me in helping Dr. Sophia Yen, MD in her efforts to inspire young girls to pursue STEM and other nontraditional careers.

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"Why Hillary 2016 Thinks She Can Expand Obama's Electoral Map" | TMP DC | 11/17/14

"Why Hillary 2016 Thinks She Can Expand Obama's Electoral Map" | TMP DC | 11/17/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The top minds in the proto-Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign infrastructure are already gaming out Electoral College scenarios. What they think they have is a candidate who could compete in a handful of traditionally red states, putting Republicans on the defensive and increasing her chances of winning the White House.
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.....Yes She Can and Yes She Will!! #GeorgiaBlue2016

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"What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars" | WIRED - Raw File | 11/13/14

"What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars" | WIRED - Raw File | 11/13/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
With every passing day, increasing light and air pollution from growing cities diminishes our ability to observe the cosmos. French artist Thierry Cohen draws attention to this creeping loss in his series Villes éteintes (Darkened Cities), which imagines the world’s largest cities under clear night skies.
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....“Photography is about poetry more than it is about reality,” says Cohen. “It is how you see the world. You can show the world you want to show.”  Darkened Cities is on show at East Wing Gallery, Abu Dhabi until November 20th.

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"Pledge to Support Hillary in 2016" | Ready For Hillary | 11/17/14

"Pledge to Support Hillary in 2016" | Ready For Hillary | 11/17/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Pledge to Support Hillary in 2016:

Add your name and pledge to support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.


The next Presidential election may be a long time away but our actions today will help ensure that the right person is on the ballot. Hillary Clinton is the leader we need to keep our country moving forward.


Now, we have to show the huge grassroots support behind electing Hillary as our next President. Let’s send a message: We’re ready to work for Hillary if she is ready to run. Show your support and add your name now.

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...I'm Ready For Hillary and hope that you are also. Stand with me and help continue this movement -- Like, Share and ask your friends to join.  Thank You!!

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