I’m in the ER of the Hennepin County medical center (no, I’m not going to discuss it. Assume I wouldn’t be here without a good reason) and I just had to pay them $240. If you can spare a contribution, I would really appreciate it.
FOLLOW AT HOME GUIDE FOR THURSDAY, 6/16
The following keynotes and panels will be streaming live. All times are central time. Full descriptions of each session are available here.
9:00am – 10:15am
- Numbers and Sense: Communicating about the Economy
- Netroots Inter(nation)al: Working Together Across the Pond for Progressive Change
- Microtargeting to Win: Lessons from California
- Life Since Vegas: How the Netroots Forced Action on DADT and DREAM
10:30am – 11:45am
- Where Crazy Comes From: Reckless Republicans in State Legislatures
- Inside Baseball: Why Outside Groups Must Pay Attention to the Inside Game
- The Arab Spring: A Case Study for New Media as a Catalyst for Change
- Why Organizing around Community Colleges Matters
3pm – 4:15pm
- What to Do When the President is Just Not that Into You
- Protecting Reproductive Rights in Your State
- Obliterating the False Divide Between Online and Offline Organizing
- Beyond Environmental Justice: Making Conservation Inclusive and Representative
4:30pm – 5:45pm
- Bloggers Unite! How the Netroots Rallied in Wisconsin
- The War on Contraception
- Structural Barriers to Progressive Success
- Bottoms-Up! Affecting National Policy on a Local Level
7:00pm – 8:30pm
How dare those ungrateful Greeks refuse to pick up the tab for the banksters? Look how meekly we knuckled under here! They should imitate us:
LONDON — Escalating political turmoil in near-bankrupt Greece intensified concerns Wednesday that the Mediterranean nation may be spiraling toward a calamitous default with investors, potentially igniting a new phase in Europe’s debt crisis.
Global markets shuddered as embattled Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou launched a risky gambit to push his Parliament to pass another round of austerity measures. Failure to pass the cuts could lead the European Union and International Monetary Fund to withhold bailout money, leaving Greece short of cash to pay its creditors as early as next month — an event that some economists warn could destabilize the global financial system.
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I was bitching to Marcy Wheeler about all the little annoyances of travel and how cranky they made me. Marcy said, “I sat next to a pregnant lady who was throwing up the whole flight.”
“Okay, you win,” I said “I can’t compete with that.”
It didn’t rain here last night, and that was when I found out it doesn’t get dark here until 9:30. Disorienting!
Most of the events are being live-streamed, so you can follow along at home here.