Kit OConnell

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  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Thursday Watercooler

    2014-08-21 18:27:52View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Scientists document the long-term psychological effects of Burning Man. Tonight, the Firedoglake Watercooler is in solidarity with Block the Boat, the recent record-breaking boat blockade for Gaza that prevented an Israeli ship from unloading in the Port of Oakland. Protesters kept the ship from unloading for almost four days , and inspired upcoming solidarity actions in other cities . [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Wednesday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-21 07:18:33View | Delete

    This new study does open lots of possibilities — what was that coexistence like? And the interbreeding. It’s an experience we can’t fully imagine, I don’t think, coexisting with another member of genus Homo!

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Wednesday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-21 07:16:43View | Delete

    Ha!

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Wednesday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-21 07:16:08View | Delete

    It is one thing to see it in port, but your description of the giant bathtub made me imagine encountering the duck out in the middle of the ocean from another vessel. You might start looking to the sky for a giant hand to come down and move your ship… The Internet is forever, as [...]

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Wednesday Watercooler

    2014-08-20 19:43:58View | Delete

    Thumbnail  “So, want to go out for drinks on Friday?” Tonight’s video is “Giant Rubber Duck Sails Into Port of Los Angeles,” from LA’s ABC7.

    The famous giant duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, sailed into the Port of Los Angeles early Wednesday morning. The duck is just one of the attractions at the five-day Festival [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Tuesday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-20 13:13:06View | Delete

    Thanks for reading and your perspective. The only foreign sources I follow regularly are BBC and Al Jazeera sorta.

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Tuesday Watercooler

    2014-08-19 19:32:20View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Tonight’s video is “How do you know you exist?” from TED-Ed.

    How do you know you’re real? Is existence all just a big dream? Has some mad scientist duped us into simply believing that we exist? James Zucker investigates all of these questions (and more) in this mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s “Meditations on First Philosophy.” [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Rand Paul Must Want Somebody’s Vote by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-19 09:18:33View | Delete

    MANY apologies everyone. This is definitely not my finest moment at MyFDL — I don’t know what I was thinking, probably not much. Too many very late nights staying up to watch Ferguson.

    The photo has been fixed.

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Voices of Rage and Ruin by Isaiah 88.

    2014-08-18 19:52:00View | Delete

    You’re welcome, thanks for the post!

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Monday Watercooler

    2014-08-18 19:24:15View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Deep fried oreos? That’s SO five years ago. Tonight the Firedoglake Watercooler is in solidarity with a dam blockade underway in Manitoba, Canada.

    Elder Winston Wutunee Blessing PH 280 Blockade. Backed by four of the five band councillors, members of Tatakweyak Cree Nation are now blocking Manitoba Hydro traffic on Provincial Road 280, the only route [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Exposing ALEC’s Corporate Sausage Factory in Dallas by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-16 15:26:25View | Delete

    Thanks for reading!

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Exposing ALEC’s Corporate Sausage Factory in Dallas by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-16 10:28:28View | Delete

    And wherever will I buy my $250 cookie recipes? ;)

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Exposing ALEC’s Corporate Sausage Factory in Dallas by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-15 21:02:24View | Delete

    It was indeed an honor to speak to Jim Hightower, a rabble rouser’s rabble rouser.

  • Thumbnail  It’s Cartoon Friday, again! Please visit Texas, Grandmother Cricket! Tonight’s viewing is  Abuela Grillo , which translates as Grandmother Cricket. It’s a global project, that tells a Bolivian story:

    Animated short-film produced in The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. By The Animation Workshop, Nicobis, Escorzo, and the Community of Bolivians Animators and is supported by the Danish Government. [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Exposing ALEC’s Corporate Sausage Factory in Dallas by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-15 19:22:20View | Delete

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed!

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Exposing ALEC’s Corporate Sausage Factory in Dallas by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-15 19:11:14View | Delete

    I had a great time overall. Could have done without that moment in the basement of Neiman Marcus though, but it was certainly instructive.

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Exposing ALEC’s Corporate Sausage Factory in Dallas

    2014-08-15 17:39:37View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Protesting in the Texas summer is thirsty work. DALLAS — We’d gathered at Eddie Deen’s Ranch to interrupt the American Legislative Exchange Council at dinner. I was wearing a pink cowboy hat, temporarily inducted into the CODEPINK Posse, an effort organized by the local branch of the well-known national rabble rousers for peace. About 30 [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Thursday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-08-15 15:57:10View | Delete

    Wow looks neat! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Thursday Watercooler

    2014-08-14 19:45:38View | Delete

    Thumbnail  See you at the top! Tonight’s video is “What’s Hidden Among the Tallest Trees on Earth?” from TED-Ed.

    When Stephen Sillett was a boy, he took to the forests of Pennsylvania with his brother and grandmother. Looking up into the dense branches and leaves, his curiosity was piqued: What was hidden up there? Wendell Oshiro tells [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-14 15:18:00View | Delete

    Thanks everyone who expressed concern about the well being of our site. I know the tech team is taking some steps to ensure greater stability in the future, even when we’re under DDOS attack. I asked our team to update the FDL Tumblr as soon as they have some information to share. Msmolly, lately the [...]

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