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Aug 05

Maps: The Secrets Drillers Can Hide About the Fracking in Your Backyard | Mother Jones

Oil and gas put pressure on Aberdeen offices - Business - Scotsman.com

“There was this really beautiful horse at horse camp. He could jump really high and I just connected with him. All the other girls said that I should buy him. I told them I already had a horse, and they told me I should get another one. He’s $6,000, though, and I told them I couldn’t afford it. But they were all rich and they just didn’t understand why I wasn’t buying him.” — A teen girl in my library, telling me about her experience at a summer horse camp.  I thought it was a good demonstration of the truly different world the 1% sometimes live in.  On the bright side, the girl did have a good time at the camp. (via featherloom)

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diegueno:

More about Walton’s goose that keeps laying  golden eggs.

diegueno:

More about Walton’s goose that keeps laying golden eggs.

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thedailyfeed:

Whoa — in some states, the rate of unemployment and underemployment is nearing 20 percent! And everybody’s still pointing fingers about it. 

Interesting that the extreme “flyover” states are the ones with the lowest rates. Would be interesting to see the map with only underemployment.

shortformblog:

thedailyfeed:

Whoa — in some states, the rate of unemployment and underemployment is nearing 20 percent! And everybody’s still pointing fingers about it

Interesting that the extreme “flyover” states are the ones with the lowest rates. Would be interesting to see the map with only underemployment.

“When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has given around $5 million to fight to discriminate against us. When we praise brave Eagle Scouts who give up their badges in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s prejudice, it’s not about scoring political points; it’s because there are kids in dens who are being taught to believe that they are less than equal. When we rant about the pastor who preaches that gays should be thrown into a concentration camp, we scream out of fear. And our fears are justified — in the last seven days, a lesbian in Nebraska was carved with a knife, a gay man in Oklahoma was firebombed, and a girl in Kentucky was kicked and beaten — her jaw broken and her teeth knocked out — while her assailants allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at her.” —

Conor Gaughan - “We Are Not Arguing Over Chicken” (Huffington Post)

As a straight, white, suburban dad, i can say without fear of hyperbole that this is the civil rights battle of our time. This restaurant chain is funding hate groups - that’s what we would call it if they were funding anti-mixed race marriage groups. The right is on the wrong side of history now as always.

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When this story hit our town, there were lines around the block of “good christians” waiting to get their chicken sandwiches who praise Chick-fil-A for standing up for gods word!  I hate this town!!

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Aug 04

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State OKs gas drilling at Dutch Fork Lake - Washington Greene PA Gas Drilling - www.observer-reporter.com