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Jul 06 2017

The Breakfast Club (Kindness)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for first time; Baseball’s first All-Star Game; Outbreak of the Biafran War; Painter Frida Kahlo born; Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon; Singing cowboy Roy Rogers dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Dalai Lama

Breakfast News

https://apnews.com/3fd26124422748fc8e5bd6b5637899fe/Tensions-risebetween-Iraqi-forces-and-civilians-in-Mosul

Govt supporters storm Venezuela congress, injuring lawmakers

https://apnews.com/92bce144699b476b81f8c96c836f222b/UN:-Cholera-outbreak-in-Yemen-has-spread-and-over-1,600-dead

https://apnews.com/9de46f736b7d41199204ba834fe2c2b8/Vatican-admits-past-problems-at-hospital-after-AP-probe

Volvo goes electric, ditches cars powered solely by gas

Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion

US won’t fine company for spilling radioactive sludge

Mississippi demands $6.4M back from electric car maker, CEO

Hobby Lobby fined $3 million over smuggled Iraqi artifacts

2nd pack of gray wolves spotted in Northern California

Breakfast Blogs

The Great American Shadow Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Curiouser: The Blindsiding of Sally Yates Rayne, emptywheel

Lightning Posts 7/5/17: Declaration of Independence, Earnings Gender Gap in the Trump Administration and Sex Robots. Echidne, at her blog

He’s with the Nazis digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“A mindset is not a fact” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Another Reformicon Faceplant on TrumpCare Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rahm’s Chicago Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

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