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End Gun Violence

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Wealthiest One Percent, Come Home! | Chuck Collins | TEDxJamaicaPlain

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President Obama Commends Climate Change Accord

Helping Long-term Unemployed Workers | Carl Van Horn, Ph.D. | TEDxCapeMay

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Has Exxon Mobil misled the public about its climate change research?

Statement by President Obama

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 28, 2015
Statement by the President

The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence -- people who woke up in the morning and bid their loved ones goodbye with no idea it would be for the last time.

And yet, two days after Thanksgiving, that’s what we are forced to do again.

We don’t yet know what this particular gunman’s so-called motive was for shooting twelve people, or for terrorizing an entire community, when he opened fire with an assault weapon and took hostages at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado. What we do know is that he killed a cop in the line of duty, along with two of the citizens that police officer was trying to protect. We know that law enforcement saved lives, as so many of them do every day, all across America. And we know that more Americans and their families had fear forced upon them.

This is not …

Exxon Researched Climate Change in 1977 | FRONTLINE

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Inside Climate News has published a series of investigative reports that document the extent to which we have been lied to:
"After eight months of investigation, InsideClimate News presents this multi-part history of Exxon's engagement with the emerging science of climate change. The story spans four decades, and is based on primary sources including internal company files dating back to the late 1970s, interviews with former company employees, and other evidence, much of which is being published here for the first time.

It describes how Exxon conducted cutting-edge climate research decades ago and then, without revealing all that it had learned, worked at the forefront of climate denial, manufacturing doubt about the scientific consensus that its own scientists had confirmed."

Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?

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BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

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Was the Civil War About Slavery?

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I can't even.

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@Sierra_Marlee@HelpThe99ers maybe if the poor had guns, they could protect themselves from the government stealing what they had— Liberty Girl (@LibertyGirl1791) July 31, 2015
There's just too much to unpack. *Everyone* should have guns? Everyone *should* have guns? Government is stealing from the poor? I thought the poor were stealing from the rest of us (makes vs. takers)? Having a gun will prevent government thievery? How?

(Great) Minds?

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Totally taking credit for one of Josh @ TPM's Editor's Blog posts:

On the day before #JadeHelm15 is supposed to launch, here comes the #IranDeal. Coincidence??? #p2#tcot#Whiteboard— A 99er (@HelpThe99ers) July 14, 2015

Independence Day

@ScottWalker No, we celebrate an independent nation governed by the people, of the people and for the people. Thanks for playing. #p2#tcot— A 99er (@HelpThe99ers) July 4, 2015

Joseph Stiglitz: It’s Time to Get Radical on Inequality

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President Obama Delivers a Eulogy in Honor of Reverend Pinckney

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Official 11 Year Time-lapse Movie of One World Trade Center

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There's something... quintessentially New York about walking past the tallest building in North America to and from work everyday.

Meltdown

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Meltdown is a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that brought down the financial world. The show begins with the 2008 crash that pushed 30 million people into unemployment, brought countries to the edge of insolvency and turned the clock back to 1929.

Jim Jefferies On Gun Control

Newshour: Job gains continue, so why are wages stubbornly stagnant?

MTA Shames NYC

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Chart Of The Day: Average Duration Of Unemployment

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Note: Unemployment benefits vary state by state, and typically last 26 weeks - well below the current average duration of unemployment. People in Kansas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina can be eligible for a maximum of only 14-17 weeks of benefits; people in Massachusetts can receive up to 30 weeks.