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@marxistplot news roundup 8/22/14

oldParasiteSingle: The following news links are excerpted from my private chat with my nephew marxistplot I especially like the one about Neanderthals being our southern European ancestors. We really aren’t all the same primates by nature.

[07:57:42] »    from my browsing history
[07:57:45] »    http://gigaom.com/2014/08/19/netflix-is-now-paying-time-warner-cable-for-direct-access-and-faster-streams/
[07:58:05] »    http://www.wired.com/2014/08/study-shows-how-easily-weapons-can-be-smuggled-past-tsas-x-ray-body-scanners/
[07:58:18] »    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/19/genetically-engineered-pig-hearts-survived-more-than-a-year-in-baboon-hosts/?tid=rssfeed
[07:58:36] »    http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/bone-repair-treat-injuries-0818
[07:58:48] »    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140820-neanderthal-dating-bones-archaeology-science/
[07:58:58] »    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/the-butterfly-effect-climate-change-forced-species-to-adapt-9679477.html
[07:59:17] »    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-republicans-throw-a-conniption-20140819-column.html#page=1
[07:59:24] »    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/head-missouri-gop-calls-voter-registration-drives-ferguson-disgusting
[07:59:41] »    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/19/rick-perry-texas-indictment-courthouse/14294855/

Ah Ahm the Change candidate

-5 term incumbent US Senator Mitch McConnell in his latest campaign commercial against challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

IMAO Grimes’ campaign is losing steam against the GOP whip. Lately she has taken to running commercials about how McConnell neglects his Senate duties on the farming subcommittee. McConnell answered her challenges with this “Change” ad, sounding wise & grandfatherly for the misogynist farmers. Meanwhile McConnell’s supporters have a weird challenge of their own, making fun of Grimes’ campaign bus because it was a gift from her father instead of some shady loan to herself.

Paul Berge’s blog “My phone call with Rmoney” Friday, March 30, 2012 

I sat through 20 minutes or so of a live telephone “town hall” call with Mitt Romney on the other end last night. Wisconsin’s primary is coming up on Tuesday, and Romney and his SuperPAC are spending heavily in this state. (I haven’t seen any ads by the Santorum campaign, although his “Red White and Blue” superPAC has one ad up on TV.)
While I was on the phone call, there was one questioner who thought high gas prices were caused by oil company profiteering. Mitt told her he disagreed and blamed Obama for not drilling, mining and fissioning enough. Mitt saw great potential in natural gas, but avoided any reference to fracking.

Paul Berge’s blog “My phone call with Rmoney” Friday, March 30, 2012 

I sat through 20 minutes or so of a live telephone “town hall” call with Mitt Romney on the other end last night. Wisconsin’s primary is coming up on Tuesday, and Romney and his SuperPAC are spending heavily in this state. (I haven’t seen any ads by the Santorum campaign, although his “Red White and Blue” superPAC has one ad up on TV.)

While I was on the phone call, there was one questioner who thought high gas prices were caused by oil company profiteering. Mitt told her he disagreed and blamed Obama for not drilling, mining and fissioning enough. Mitt saw great potential in natural gas, but avoided any reference to fracking.

My naturalist nephew satire: [YTP] - Obama Does Stand-Up Comedy