Gaius Publius
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Salinas CA police with their new toy (and urban-friendly camophlage). Note the kick-ass sunglasses.

“When the Social Contract breaks from above, it breaks from below as well”

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The Rich can’t break their part of the bargain and expect the Rest to keep the other end up, can they? (That’s whe
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Paul Ryan: ‘Climate Change occurs no matter what’ (and government is not going to pay for it)

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The climate deniers are admitting the climate is changing. Now they’re denying responsibility for the cost.
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The Democratic party has lost its soul: Clinton, Obama and the victory of Wall Street Democrats

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A Clinton insider details how the Democratic party has lost its soul. I reflect on Netroots Nation.
Stanley Chang, House candidate in HI-01

Support Chang in HI-01 – Don’t let Dems elect a Koch-friendly pro-nukes oil-funded anti-choice candidate

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A House primary worth your contribution is HI-01″. Stanley Chang is running against a Koch-influenced RW “Dem.”
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Support pro-climate House candidate Nancy Skinner – primary is August 5

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Making MI-11 candidate Nancy Skinner a winner on climate makes climate a winner. Can you help? Primary is Aug 5.
Millions of acres off the Texas coast to be leased for oil and gas exploration (click to enlarge)

Obama leasing millions of Gulf acres for offshore oil & gas drilling

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Time after time, Obama belies his carbon emissions words with his carbon enabling deeds. This time, oil leases.
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House candidate Nancy Skinner makes climate a centerpiece issue — in a winnable race

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To make Climate a winning issue, make Climate Candidates winners in their races. Support Nancy Skinner.
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Are you or your loved ones in the Oil Train Blast Zone?

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Oil train traffic has increased by more than 4,000 percent in the past five years. How spill-ready are you?
The myth of "burnable carbon" — for a 90% chance of success, there's no budget left.

Myth of climate “burnable carbon” – IPCC’s “carbon budget” gives one-in-three chance of failure

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Big Money people want “carbon budget” so they can die wealthier (looking at you David Koch). Is more carbon safe?
Loss of summer Arctic sea ice (from the Copenhagen Consensus)

Climate news: Arctic seafloor methane release is double previous estimates, and why that matters

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Arctic methane is a big variable in climate predictions. Observed Arctic methane emission keep getting worse.
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