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"These Twisted Maps Prove That America Isn't a Red Country" | New Republic | 11/12/13

"These Twisted Maps Prove That America Isn't a Red Country" | New Republic | 11/12/13 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
I live on county maps. They offer an accessible, yet incredibly rich way to understand the diversity
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America is becoming Blue Nation ....getting the Red out!

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"America's Best Small Cities on the Rise" | SmarterTravel.com | 07/23/14

"America's Best Small Cities on the Rise" | SmarterTravel.com | 07/23/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

MISSOULA, MONTANA

What's Hot: This hip University of Montana city is known for its outdoor adventures, but over the past few years, downtown's revitalization has stolen the spotlight, with several new boutiques and restaurants opening. There's also a thriving food-truck scene, with trucks capturing the flavors of Montana's farms and ranches. You can imbibe in Missoula's six breweries, two wineries, and one distillery, with more to open in the coming year.

Why We Love It: It has the coolest combination of eclectic residents: academics, forestry folks, authors, musicians, and fly-fishing junkies. Hop on a bike and feel like you're in college finding your way around Missoula on more than 20 miles of bike lanes and trails.

If You Go: The ultimate summer-gathering spot is downtown's Caras Park along the banks of the Clark Fork River. Local musicians and food trucks come out every Wednesday at lunchtime and every Thursday night throughout summer.

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....Missoula, Montana made the list and I definitely AGREE 100%!!

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"Congress: We wanted subsidies in every state" | Vox Conversations | 07/23/14

"Congress: We wanted subsidies in every state" | Vox Conversations | 07/23/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
"It was always intended that the federal fallback exchange would do everything that the statute told the states to do, which includes delivering the subsidies," one former Republican staffer says.
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.....no Congressperson will be against "subsidies for everyone" heading into the Midterm Elections!

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"IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014 July 23

"IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius" |  Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014 July 23 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius
Image Credit & Copyright: Rolf Olsen

Explanation: Why does this starfield photograph resemble an impressionistic painting? The effect is created not by digital trickery but by large amounts of interstellar dust. Dust, minute globs rich in carbon and similar in size to cigarette smoke, frequently starts in the outer atmospheres of large, cool, young stars. The dust is dispersed as the star dies and grows as things stick to it in the interstellar medium. Dense dust clouds are opaque to visible light and can completely hide background stars. For less dense clouds, the capacity of dust to preferentially reflect blue starlight becomes important, effectively blooming the stars blue light out and marking the surrounding dust. Nebular gas emissions, typically brightest in red light, can combine to form areas seemingly created on an artist's canvas. Photographed above is the central part of the nebula IC 4603 surrounding the bright star SAO 184376 (actually 8th magnitude) which mostly illuminates the blue reflection nebula. IC 4603 can be seen near the very bright star Antares (1st magnitude) toward the constellation of Ophiuchus.


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......nebulas and more nebulas!

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"Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women" | National Memo | 07/22/14

"Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women" | National Memo | 07/22/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
A new survey of likely voters in the 12 states where control of the Senate is being contested shows that the race between Democrats and Republicans is very close, but Democrats could pull ahead by conveying a populist economic message and attacking...
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......you don't need a new poll for this one..just common sense will do!

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"7 Jobs That Depend On Infrastructure Spending" | BuzzFeed Community | 07/21/14

"7 Jobs That Depend On Infrastructure Spending" | BuzzFeed Community | 07/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
What is the Highway Trust Fund and why does it matter? The fund uses government financing to pay for the construction of our roads, bridges and public transit, and it supports hundreds of thousands...
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....."Congress is coming closer to agreeing to extend the Highway Trust Fund, which will be depleted in a couple of weeks without intervention."

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"Hospital Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal" | Forbes | 07/20/14

"Hospital Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal" | Forbes | 07/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"While record numbers of Americans sign up for the larger Medicaid health insurance program for the poor, financial issues are emerging for medical care providers in the two dozen states that didn’t go along with the expansion under the Affordable Care Act."

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......it's call throwing the baby out with the bath water!!

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"Auroras over Northern Canada" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014 July 14

"Auroras over Northern Canada" |  Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014 July 14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

....I use to post these each and every day.  Seeing this one reminded that I should get back to sharing these with my social networking family!

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▶ JAMES BROWN Greatest Dance Moves | Ike Dyson SoulTube | 07/22/14

James Brown was SUPERBAD!
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....7 minutes of JB's Greatest Dance Moves!!

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"JB's Ex-Wife 'Deedee' Gets Emotional At 'Get On Up' Premiere" | Access Hollywood | 07/22/14

"JB's Ex-Wife 'Deedee' Gets Emotional At 'Get On Up' Premiere" | Access Hollywood | 07/22/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Deidre 'Deedee' Jenkins (James Brown's second wife) and her daughters, Dr. Yamma Brown and Deanna Brown-Thomas, as well as Deanna's son, Jason Brown, talk to Access at the New York City premiere of...
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....We Be Ready To Welcome JB's Family Back Home on Thursday!

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Dan Aykroyd said he's thinking about rolling, rolling, rolling down to @CityofAugusta for @GetOnUpMovie premiere by @LopezWRDW

Dan Aykroyd said he's thinking about rolling, rolling, rolling down to @CityofAugusta for @GetOnUpMovie premiere by @LopezWRDW | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Dan Aykroyd said he's thinking about rolling, rolling, rolling down to @CityofAugusta for @GetOnUpMovie premiere pic.twitter.com/cTm29ry8uu
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

.....more pics from "Get On Up" Movie premiere at Apollo Theater in Harlem tonight!

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Tweet from @LopezWRDW | @TheRevAl @GetOnUpMovie premiere @ApolloTheater. Told me he's trying to make it to @CityofAugusta premiere pic.twitter.com/g2iQ1wI6KX

Tweet from @LopezWRDW | @TheRevAl @GetOnUpMovie premiere @ApolloTheater. Told me he's trying to make it to @CityofAugusta premiere pic.twitter.com/g2iQ1wI6KX | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
@TheRevAl @GetOnUpMovie premiere @ApolloTheater. Told me he's trying to make it to @CityofAugusta premiere pic.twitter.com/g2iQ1wI6KX
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

...Let's all send an email to: AskRev@msnbc.com to let him know how much we want him in Augusta on Thursday!!

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News 12 in NYC for "Get on Up" world premiere | WRDU - Augusta, GA | 07/21/14

News 12 in NYC for "Get on Up" world premiere | WRDU - Augusta, GA | 07/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Today is the world premiere of the James Brown movie, 'Get On Up.' News 12 has live coverage from New York City all day leading up to the premiere at the famous Apollo Theatre.
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

....three more days and we will be doing the "JB" here in the "Garden City"!!

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"Why We Should Raise The Minimum Wage (INTERACTIVE)" | Liberals Unite | 07/20/14

"Why We Should Raise The Minimum Wage (INTERACTIVE)" | Liberals Unite | 07/20/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and soon after signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts.

Raising the minimum wage nationwide will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country. Learn more below, and share this page with your friends and family."


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...."Today, the real value of the minimum wage has fallen by nearly one-third since its peak in 1968. And right now, a full-time minimum wage worker makes $14,500 a year, which leaves too many families struggling to make ends meet."

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"Elizabeth Warren's 11 commandments for progressives" | Vox Conversations | 07/23/14

"Elizabeth Warren's 11 commandments for progressives" | Vox Conversations | 07/23/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Given the chance to write a factional document, the populist senator writes a consensus one instead.
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....these need to become the 11 Commandments of the Democratic Party! DO YOU AGREE??

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"How Europe could crush Russia's economy" | Vox Conversations | 07/23/14

"How Europe could crush Russia's economy" | Vox Conversations | 07/23/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin needs the EU a lot more than the EU needs Russia
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......Grow A Backbone EU! President Obama has taken the lead!!

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"Almost no one is voting in the 2014 elections" | The Fix | 07/22/14

"Almost no one is voting in the 2014 elections" | The Fix | 07/22/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Of the 123 million people eligible to vote in the country's primaries so far, only 18 million have bothered to do so -- 14.6 percent, according to analysis from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate reported by the Associated Press.
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

.....this will change in The Fall!  Dems, we have to stay focus on getting as close as we can to Presidential Year Turnout!!

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"All the supernovas ever photographed in one spectacular collection" | NASA | 07/22/14

"All the supernovas ever photographed in one spectacular collection" | NASA | 07/22/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
NASA has revealed spectacular, newly reprocessed images of four of the most amazing supernovas ever captured by a human science instrument—the Crab Nebula (top), Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58—to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chandra...
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......BEHOLD!!

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"This tree produces 40 different types of fruit" | Science Alert-Australia & New Zealand | 07/21/14

"This tree produces 40 different types of fruit" | Science Alert-Australia & New Zealand | 07/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken has grown a hybridised fruit tree that produces 40 different varieties of stone fruits each year.
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

......."Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit looks like a normal tree for most of the year, but in spring it reveals a stunning patchwork of pink, white, red and purple blossoms, which turn into an array of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months, all of which are rare and unique varieties."

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"Cave with Aurora Skylight" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014 July 22

"Cave with Aurora Skylight" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014 July 22 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Cave with Aurora Skylight
Image Credit & Copyright: Ingólfur Bjargmundsson

Explanation: Yes, but have you ever seen aurora from a cave? To capture this fascinating juxtaposition between below and above, astrophotographer Bjargmundsson spent much of a night alone in the kilometer-long Raufarhólshellir lava cave in Iceland during late March. There, he took separate images of three parts of the cave using a strobe for illumination. He also took a deep image of the sky to capture faint aurora, and digitally combined the four images later. The 4600-year old lava tube has several skylights under which stone rubble and snow have accumulated. Oh -- the person standing on each mound -- it's the artist.

Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

....enjoy these daily beauties!!

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"LeBron James rooting on his son's AAU team is delightfully adorable" | ESPN SportsNation | 07/22/14

"LeBron James rooting on his son's AAU team is delightfully adorable" | ESPN SportsNation | 07/22/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
It's no surprise that LeBron James Jr. is a chip off the old block on the basketball court. And it's also not unusual to see eager AAU parents cheering on their kids.
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.....SportsCenter: "If you think LeBron James playing basketball is impressive, wait until you see him cheering on his son playing AAU."
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VIDEO: James Brown "Move on" | Zycopolis TV YouTube Channel | 07/22/14

www.zycopolis.com www.facebook.com/zycopolis www.myspace.com/zycopolisprodu ctions www.twitter.com/zycopolis www.vimeo.com/zycopolis www.dailymotion.com/zyco...
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

....4 solid minutes of JB doing his thing with the people! Now this will get you ready for Thursday Night!

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News 12 in NYC for "Get On Up" world premiere | WRDW News 12 Augusta, GA | 07/21/14

News 12 in NYC for "Get On Up" world premiere | WRDW News 12 Augusta, GA | 07/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Monday was the world premiere of the James Brown movie 'Get On Up.' News 12 has live coverage from New York City all day leading up to the premiere at the famous Apollo Theatre.
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

....Missed WRDW's story from the Apollo Theater at 11 o'clock? Not to worry! Find a full wrap up here!

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Chadwick and myself taking a selfie @GetOnUpMovie premiere @ApolloTheater @LopezWRDW

Chadwick and myself taking a selfie @GetOnUpMovie premiere @ApolloTheater  @LopezWRDW | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Chadwick and myself taking a selfie @GetOnUpMovie premiere @ApolloTheater pic.twitter.com/P4Cy3TJv4I
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.....more pics from "Get On Up" Movie premiere at Apollo Theater in Harlem tonight!

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Tweet from @LopezWRDW | The red carpet @ApolloTheater for @GetOnUpMovie world premiere #IfeelGood | 07/21/14

Tweet from @LopezWRDW | The red carpet @ApolloTheater for @GetOnUpMovie world premiere #IfeelGood | 07/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The red carpet @ApolloTheater for @GetOnUpMovie world premiere #IfeelGood pic.twitter.com/ZpJyNtV9R9
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....Get Ready Augusta! We Be Next! Let's Show NYC How To REALLY Do The JB Thing!  My Tux is Ready and I Plane To BE "Sharp As A Tack"!!

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"Astronomy Photo of the Day:7/21/14 - M17" | FromQuarksToQuasars.com | 07/21/14

"Astronomy Photo of the Day:7/21/14 - M17" | FromQuarksToQuasars.com | 07/21/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
This stunning region is known by many names — including M17, the Swan Nebula, or the Horseshoe Nebula — but perhaps the Omega nebula is the most well-known ...
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.....oh the marvels of the universe!!

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