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Not Everybody Went to Ashley Madison For Extramarital Sex

July 28, 2015 in Blogs

By Rachel Kramer Bussel, Salon

Hackers threaten to expose clients of the extramarital dating site—but many aren't even there for sex.


Every morning, I ask my boyfriend the same question: “How did you sleep?”

And every morning, I receive the same answer: “In a bed.” Wait—that’s not exactly right. Now that he has a fancy new Sleep Number, he’s adjusted it to “In a bed that goes up and down.”

It was funny the first few times I heard it, but quickly grew as tiring as hearing him say “Fine” when I ask how his day at work went. These are not our only linguistic battles.

Having never lived with a partner before, when I moved in with him two years ago, I assumed that we would talk about anything and everything, since we’d see each other much more often. What I didn’t take into account is that we have very different thresholds for what’s worth sharing. Whereas I am likely to blurt out every thought and emotion as they enter my mind, he plays his feelings much closer to the vest. I have to ask very pointed, specific questions, read his vocal cues, and often, simply be patient—and accept that sometimes I’m just never going to get him to tell me what he’s thinking or feeling. It’s taken a long while to accept this as part of his makeup, not a personal affront, or a sign that he doesn’t trust me. I’ve never been in as serious a relationship, and most of my previous ones have been with people who were more forthcoming. I don’t mean to imply that he never tells me what he’s feeling, just that it’s not such an easy thing for him.

This is often frustrating, and it’s also made me more self-conscious about sharing my emotional ups and downs, because that leaves me feeling like our relationship is lopsided: He comforts me when, say, I’m having a panic attack about an international trip, as I was last night, but I rarely get to comfort him in the same way. I recognize that maybe it’s narcissistic and unrealistic to expect him to …read more

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New York's Senator Schumer Throws Weight Behind Federal Medical Marijuana Legislation

July 28, 2015 in PERSONAL LIBERTY

By drosenfeld

Senator Schumer Joins NY Senator Gillibrand in Sponsoring the CARERS Act, a Bill that Would End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana

New York Patients and Families Applaud Schumer for His Support

New York – Today, Senator Schumer (D-NY) added his name to the Senate’s sweeping medical marijuana bill. The CARERS Act, introduced in March by Sens Gillibrand (D-NY), Booker (D-NJ), and Paul (R-KY) would end federal prohibition of medical marijuana, and remove barriers for research, veterans, and banking.

July 28, 2015

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The Video of Police Killing of Sam Dubose Is Apparently so Bad Cincinnati Is Preparing for Riots

July 28, 2015 in Blogs

By Shaun King, Daily Kos

Even the police chief admits what the video shows is “not good.”


After a routine traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati Police Officer, Sam Dubose ended up dead with his face blown off. The officer was wearing a body camera, but the city refuses to release in the video. In the meantime, everybody who sees it is deeply disturbed, including the citywide police chief.

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said he's seen the unreleased footage from a University of Cincinnati officer's body camera during last week's fatal shooting and “it's not good.”

“The video is not good,” Blackwell said. “I think the city manager has said that also publicly. I'll leave it there.”

Here's the City Manager…

City Manager Harry Black also spoke about the unreleased body camera video of the shooting.

“It's not a good situation,” Black said. “It's a tragic situation, someone has died that did not necessarily need to die.”

In 2001, after local police killed a man named Timothy Thomas, unrest broke out across the city.

“To quote the family, ‘We don’t want another Timothy Thomas situation,'” said Pastor Ennis Tait, of the Church of the Living God. “They’ve said that and that’s their heart. They don’t want the city to be turned upside down and that issue to be attached to their brother’s life.”

The Police Chief is already calling for peace….

“We're concerned clearly. We're concerned about what could happen in our city. We're hopeful that the people of this great city are reminded that we do things right and that even when an officer may have done something inappropriate that it will be dealt with in an appropriate fashion,” Blackwell said.

But here's the thing.

All studies indicate that in nearly 99% of instances of police killing someone, even in the most egregious circumstances, “something appropriate” doesn't actually happen and officers are let off.

Let's keep pushing for the release of this video. We must never assume that justice will happen on its own, but must fight for it daily.

 

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AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on the Crazy Things GOP Candidates Do to Get Attention

July 28, 2015 in Blogs

By Brian McFadden, AlterNet

Imagine if John Kasich started a Twitter feud with Taylor Swift.


GOP stunts for the spotlight.

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Business-Cycle Theory in the United States, 1860–1900

July 28, 2015 in Economics

By Judy

BooksJuly 28, 2015Business Cycles

Business-Cycle Theory in the United States, 1860–1900

A detailed examination of the theories of booms, crises, depressions, and business cycles as written by authors in the United States during the period of 1860–1900. This is not a critical review but a statement of what was written about these events…

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AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on Huckabee's Rocketship Ride of Crazy Talk

July 28, 2015 in Blogs

By Matt Bors, AlterNet

Perhaps it's a metaphor for something more accurate.


Mike Huckabee's remark on Obama and the Iran deal.

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WATCH: Wilmore Rips Bill Cosby's New Sleazy Defense Strategy

July 28, 2015 in Blogs

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

He's not letting up anytime soon.


Larry Wilmore righteously continued piling on Bill Cosby Monday night by taking his perverse defense strategy to task. 

Cosby has recently hired high-powered attorney Monique Pressley to go on the PR offensive claiming that Cosby's actions were justified because the use of “drugs during sex as a widely accepted practice four decades ago”. But as Wilmore points out, the act of rape was never widely accepted since Cosby wasn't also using drugs.

Pressley, for her part, is currently floating the ol' “out of context” argument to explain away recent revelations that Cosby admitted in 2006 to “drugging women for the purposes of sex”. 

“There are a thousand-plus pages that are available of Mr. Cosby in his own words, and what we're seeing so far are headlines that are grabbing one excerpt or two and misinterpreting them”, she insisted. What she can't account for, as the Nightly Show host notes, is the dozens of victims who all tell virtually the same story over and over again.

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