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Aug 08 2014

The Breakfast Club 8-8-2014

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. Everyone’s welcome here, no special handshake required. Just check your meta at the door.

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

Breakfast News

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Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threated a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country’s long sectarian war.

In a televised late-night statement from the White House, Obama said American military planes already had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded by militants and desperately in need of food and water.

“Today America is coming to help,” he declared.

sigh…

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Snowden Given Three-Year Residence Permit in Russia

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has received a three-year residency permit from the Russian government, a lawyer representing him in Moscow announced Thursday.

“The decision on the application has been taken and therefore starting Aug. 1 2014 Edward Snowden has received a three-year residential permit,” Anatoly Kucherena told reporters.

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Driven by Ocean Heat, World Sets Mark for Hottest June

The world just experienced its hottest June on record. The heat was driven in large by part by the hottest ocean temperatures since recordkeeping began more than 130 years ago. That makes this the third-warmest start to the year.

The global temperature was 1.3°F above the 20th century average in June according to data released on Monday by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). That bests the previous hottest June record, set in 1998, by 0.05°F.

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What to Expect From Hawaii’s First Hurricane Landfall in 22 Years

Hawaii is less than a day away from its first direct strike by a tropical system since Category 4 Hurricane Iniki made landfall on Kauai in 1992. And this time around, there could be a second hit just days later.

As of Thursday morning, Hawaii time, Hurricane Iselle was still on track to make an unprecedented landfall on the southern half of the Big Island, with a Hurricane Warning now in effect for the Big Island. Due in part to its symmetry, at least one model predicts it will keep its hurricane status until landfall-in line with official forecasts. The last tropical system to impact the Big Island was a low-end tropical storm in 1958, which fizzled over the northern half, near Hilo. On its current path, Iselle will be the first hurricane to make landfall on the Big Island in recorded history. On its heels is Hurricane Julio, expected to make a close approach on Monday.

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Twin Tropical Systems to Douse Hawaii This Week

Typically tranquil Hawaii is in for an outsized share of weather chaos later this week as two tropical systems seem poised for close approaches.

The first, Hurricane Iselle, is currently as powerful as the strongest storm ever to make landfall in Hawaii: 1992’s Iniki, which hit Kauai hard.

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People’s Climate March & Mobilisation

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

A massive, history-making march in New York City.

Hundreds of coordinated actions around the world.

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Must Read Blog Posts

Resistance Is Not Futile

by Rory Fanning

Hellraisers Journal: The Socialists are to make the most vigorous campaign this year ever attempted.

by JayRaye

Gender Prison: Why are some people transgender?

by Robyn

A Bunch Of Hopeless Jerks Said This Baby Was As Good As Dead. That Makes This Even Better.

From Viralnove

A Discovery About Women’s Sexual Desire That Will Make Conservative Heads Spin

by Amanda Marcotte

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The Daily Wiki

Had one of these outside my house last summer – you gotta go look at the pics – they’re awesome and as big as a small bird…

Actias luna

The Luna Moth (Actias luna) is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae.[1] It has a wingspan of up to 114 mm (4.5 in),[2] making it one of the largest moths in North America.

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Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~attributed to various people

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Breakfast Tunes

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Stupid Shit by LaEscapee

There are People and There are Things

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