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Archives: November 14, 2013

Intelligence agency seeks facial recognition upgrade

Japan passes law to break up electric utility monopolies

IDF aid mission leaves for Philippines

Hawaii becomes 15th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage

In science terms, Japan has no need at all to kill whales

Premiere Networks on Wednesday announced it is dropping Randi Rhodes' radio show

Climate change threatening polar bears in Canada

Native America before European Colonization (documentary)

Whoopsie! Looks like #Obamacare may be a success after all.

Michael Smerconish defends Richard Cohen on MSNBC

Our google is suddenly coming up in German

Yeah I know a lot of people here don't like the military very much...

Don't you wish you could have seen it? America before colonialism started terra forming?

Pope Francis targeted by the Mafia

Saola, a.k.a. the 'Asian Unicorn,' spotted for first time in 14 years

Ok triangle peeps... lets meet up before Christmas

Divine intervention? Pope opposes fracking

Married With Children To Be Reissued With Original Music

Catherine Lennon Seals Historic Foreclosure Fight Victory

Historic Pro-Choice Bill To Be Introduced In Congress

NRG Energy Deploying Dean Kamen’s Solar-Smart In-Home Generator

Norquist: “I never drink water. Cheney tortures people with it, which gives it an awkward taste”

Soccer coach gets jail for raping unconscious girl, 16, at party

Money makes the world go case you forgot.

The biggest Obamacare horror story of all

To our Nam Vets

"We wish you a Merry Chri..."

Denial wears many faces.

If the billionaire owner of the Cleveland Browns doesn't get taxpayer dollars to renovate

A bacon thread.

Kershaw, Scherzer easily win Cy Young Awards

If you are...

Hey everyone! Thomas Kincade's Christmas Cottage movie is on the Hallmark Channel!!

TPP, TPP, TPP ----- This needs to be brought out into the fresh air and stopped

Ever wonder what the Koch's would do if they ever got control over the federal government?

What the hell is with the saying "fuck a duck"?? Apologies to graywarrior, but that is

The Real Web of America's Economic Life

The Lebanese space program - up to 90 miles, in 1963

Seven Days in May -- tonight on TCM

Wisconsin: Who's Intimidated? A Tale of Two Books

GOP Blessings

Dumbassed tweet from Rep Steve Stockman

So that's how it works!

Papantonio: Clinton Brought Us NAFTA, Obama Brings Us SHAFTA

Look who is waging war on Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Ted Cruz: Attacks on me are really ‘directed at the American people’

I slept pretty well, last night … (X-posted to the GD)

Very Interesting ObamaCare Points To Ponder

Duck's revenge.

I slept pretty well last night ... (X-Posted to the BOG)

'Revenge on the Nerds' plays in House as IT officials grilled on's failure

Greetings, Sir Skinner, please don't take this the wrong way, but I'm worried.

The President loves baseball

Edward Snowden Is Almost Broke

What Bill Clinton really meant with his ACA comments.

A Guide to the Introverted

This morning on …

Groveland Mayor Jim Gearhart quits amid Sunshine-law probe

About 4 million have been helped by Obamacare through November 2nd

Scientists study evolution of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Repubs are OBSESSED with genitalia. If this due to fucked up potty-training or what?

Exclusive: US blocks publication of Chilcot’s report on how Britain went to war with Iraq

Lily Allen's new video. Seen it? NSFW (language)

New U.N. Brigade’s Aggressive Stance in Africa Brings Success, and Risks

Gulag Justice? Alabama Blogger Jailed in Secretive Scandal

Adam Kokesh is running for president when he gets out of prison.

*Great NATURE show, PBS,

Great Nature special, PBS,

Andy Kaufman May Really Be Alive, Suggests New Reports

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseeker Check In!! Church Night! Hellfire and Brimstone

Prince Charles criticizes supermarkets for squeezing farmers

Obama Campaign Manager In Talks To Head Hillary Clinton Project

Junk Insurance Policies

Tech pros hit Issa for taking Park away from

Why We Are Allowed To Hate Silicon Valley-- (A New Perspective)

"Obamacare Scare Stories Obscuring Fact That Many, Like Bob, Are Finding Better Coverage"

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Thursday, 14 November 2013

Giant ‘Kelpies’ Horse Head Sculptures Tower Over the Forth & Clyde Canal in Scotland

McClatchy report on "60 Minutes" (Fox "News" on basic) Benghazi lies.

A Former Cop Explains How To Avoid Getting Arrested

Rachel Maddow on fire

House Republicans to try to impeach U.S. Attorney General Holder

Idaho Repub State Rep is Convicted (Pled Guilty) Rapist.

Lucy Lu brings you one perfect moment to enjoy.

How would you grade the overall quality of the NFL this year?

Obama Campaign Manager In Talks To Head Hillary Clinton Project

Faith-Based Presenter Tells High Schoolers: ‘Dateable Girls Know How to Shut Up!’

Inspiring Women~

How do you interpret this ACA sign?

***AND*** it switched from Google to Bing. I feel violated. nt

A Nam Vet post in GD gets no respect

Nailing Cohen

Obama Campaign Manager In Talks To Head Hillary Clinton Project

Racist hotel guest inserts fire hose in butt, causes mayhem

"Canada took 60 years"

If ABBA reuinites i. will. totally. BE. there, AND want LOUNGE with me. n/t

Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy

Humanoid shape in photo

White House officials get earful from Democrats on Obamacare

Syrian Activists Flee Abuse in Al-Qaeda-Run Raqqa

ACK - GOP Bidding Denver for 2016 Convention

What movie was this scene from?

Heating Bills..

How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party

Adoptees, Friends of Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents - Check In Here

Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?

J Street has a nice Kerry quote on their facebook page and has a no more sanctions petition

The climate crisis: We can stop this madness.

Where people born in concentration camps? My wife's friend told her this afternoon that her

Warren vs. Clinton in 2016? Don't buy it

Question for the BOG -- What is the easiest part of the ACA to fix?

John Boehner's cold reaction to two children of immigrants


Thank you Elizabeth Warren

The economy *still* sucks, BTW (short rant)

Ted Cruz's Father: Black People ‘Uninformed' And ‘Deceived'

Rush Limbaugh: Promise Of Obamacare Is 'If You Like Being A Prostitute, Then Have At It'

AHA is fairing better than Mass. on first 30 day sign ups numbers

3 hurt in Tesla factory hot metal spill in Calif.

Schumer To Boehner: Do Something Other Than Try To Deport DREAMers

Who killed JFK?

Umm, no- not yours

Ecuador court halves Chevron pollution judgment

Health care law: Pelosi, Feinstein split on changes

TPM -"CBS Ran Misleading Story On Security Issues"

US warns of fallout if Ecuador scraps bilateral treaty

Deepest sympathy to nadinbrzezinski

Has anyone donated to the Philippines?

Like Father, like son.

How Feminism Hurts Men

You know the problem isn't about messaging. They are simply clueless!

21 Men Holding Signs Quoting Their Rapists

German 'Bishop of Bling's multi-million euro mansion to be used to serve needy

Right-wing leaders aim for alliance of ‘like-minded’ European parties

LA Times - "Washington state is making health exchange work"

Former NFL WR Sam Hurd sentenced to 15 years in prison

Check it out.

TCM Schedule for Thursday, November 14, 2013 -- What's On Tonight -- Bob's Picks

Chris Matthews on Letterman tonite (plugging his book) nt

Harris Rosen, a one percenter who gets it

RW hate ACA so much they can't even remember what they hate anymore

(MI) Mich. Senate OKs sale of marijuana at pharmacies

A vote from my union members to 'possibly' strike over company's reaction to Obamacare

Dr. Housing Bubble 11/13/13

(WA) WSP stepping up patrols for drivers high on pot

Two Secret Service agents cut from Obama’s detail after alleged misconduct

NHK World: Robot pinpoints leaks on Fukushima reactor

Having the Backbone to Set Minimum Standards for Health Insurance

House Republicans to try to impeach U.S. Attorney General Holder

Nova: Finding Life Beyond Earth

7 Things No One Tells You About Being Homeless -

How do you spell caramelized?

Two good recent reads are

life is so much more complicated than slogans

Nearly 3,000 Texans enrolled in marketplace insurance plan

Police fundraising group sues attorney general

Ken Anderson begins serving jail sentence in Michael Morton case

Pink diamond sold for more than $83 million

La Feria school district faces transgender yearbook dispute

La Feria school district faces transgender yearbook dispute

I'm sitting here tonight hating you conservative Republicans

World Diabetes Day

Super Typhoon Haiyan: China Offers $100,000 To The Philippines, Attracts Criticism

'Generation Wait': 4 Years After Recession, Mobility For Young Adults Stuck At 50-Year Low

Bank of America building (in Dallas) relights its green profile Thursday

Girl With Half a face (Neurofibromatosis)

Now this a lie!.. A real freaking lie...Boehner

U Boat War : Documentary on the Submarine Battle of World War 2

Clashes as students try to blockade politicians inside Bulgarian parliament

In my mind anyone who receives a good deal from ACA

GOP Answer To Unemployment - Just Ignore It. Inflation Control More Important.

Just possibly the most frightening event I've ever seen

Conversation With Colorado Gun Nut Recallers. No Need For Background Checks At All. Takes Guns Away

Veterans Affairs called it a small-business contract, but a big firm got 90% of the money

So DU is now anti-adoption?

Thousands apply for Washington, Idaho exchange plans

'Treme’ actor Rob Brown hits Macy’s with class action ‘shopping while black’ lawsuit 

Yay, For-Profit Healthcare Industry!!!

Judge Could Torpedo NSA Surveillance Programs Monday

Continued Casualties Of War. War Vets In Crisis.

Nasa Concept Video Imagines Mars As It Was 4 Billion Years Ago (VIDEO)

What do you think of Obama's handling of Iran?

The obvious reason why CBS can't fully apologize.

Boeing machinists reject contentious contract proposal to keep most 777X production in Washington St

I am totally at a loss for words

A thread for people who think Obamacare should be perfect, right now, or it should die

Ex-Sweetwater mayor and lobbyist plead guilty to corruption charge in FBI sting

Occupy Philadelphia protesters hit City Hall - with lawsuit

Questions about ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi story go beyond Dylan Davies interview; CBS conducting ‘journa

Police use Taser on suspect for 42 seconds

Catholic school to girls: Be able to rescue yourself. Don't wait for a prince.

Someone posted this Wikipedia page on Buddhism and violence on a thread

Global total for diabetes now reaches 382 million

Link to video of news clips from the 1st reports of JFK shooting until announcement that he haddied:

Far-right Texas Republican wins local seat by pretending to be black

LOL! For some reason,JP Morgan hosted a twitter chat after 13B fine. They were epically trolled:

US fears climate talks will focus on compensation for extreme weather

Italian-Jewish actor to present 'Hitler Prize'

Hi admins, I would like to know if it's OK to call abortion "murder" on DU.

Stoopid bread question...

US military footprint on Philippines could grow after typhoon Haiyan

(Montana) Laurel quilters don't want recognition

Wikileaks: U.S. backing pharmaceuticals in Trans-Pacific Partnership draft

How bad is the Intellectual Property Rights Chapter of the TPP? Beyond odious and beneath contempt

Occupy Wall Street’s debt buying strikes at the heart of capitalism

Creation Museum Denied Membership By San Diego Museum Council

Wingnut PAC grifters tell FEC: “Suck it. You’re not the boss of me” even though they are

The saddest thing, is that none of the trauma of ACA had to occur

Corporate America’s New Scam: Industry P.R. Firm Poses as Think Tank!

Man Was Sentenced to Die in Prison for Shoplifting a $159 Jacket: This Happens More Than You Think

Beck ‘historian’ David Barton: Bible will ‘get rid of’ PTSD if soldiers are God’s warriors

Obama admin. secretly bargained away the public option

The Theater of Pure Money

Montgomery County (PA) GOP Chairman accused of sexual assault

Witnesses Harassed for contradicting sheriff - 13yr old Andy Lopez shooting

Per usual, Blue Dog rats are jumping ship

Survey: Most Americans Don’t Think Employees Should Be Fired For Off-the-Job Pot Use

Indianapolis hospital denies woman right to see partner

No, Obama Didn't Lie to You About Your Health Care Plans

China's meager aid to the Philippines could dent its image

Is the White House Right that More Iran Sanctions put US on “Path to War?”

Tea Party Group Will Primary 87 Republican “Traitors”

U.S. military presence in the Philippines could grow after typhoon Haiyan

Will debt derail Abenomics?

777X In Danger: Machinists Reject Boeing Contract

Bob McDonald on Morning Blow?? Really?? Questions for Bob..

US Senate Approves Bill in Favor of Drone Attacks

Wikileaks: U.S. backing pharmaceuticals in Trans-Pacific Partnership draft

Street artist Ernest Zacharevic

I can no longer afford my "freedumb" health insurance policy after the 1st of the year.

Shh! The US Is Eavesdropping on the World

Trying to access "My Posts"

Japan: US Intelligence Agency Wiretapping: We Need Rules that Won’t Invite Distrust

Can this be the real goal of the so called "Obama Debacle"

Massive Iceberg Drifting Off Coast Of Antarctica May Be A Problem

New Orleans Bridge Shooting: Man, Baby Fatally Shot In Apparent Ambush

Study: Public polls underestimate same-sex attraction, especially among Christians

The limits of surveillance

The Democrats Need to Stop Freaking Out About Obamacare and Take Charge

Survivor Blood v. Water Episode 9 thread - No spoilers on future episodes please

taking stock of the affluent among us

What's for Dinner? ~ Thursday Nov 14th

The Night of the Doctor: Origin of the newly revealed Doctor regeneration.

Structures built from putting single Lego pieces in a washing machine

Waiting for the James Webb Space Telescope

Korea: Economics of failure

"Hey Kids, Get Your NFL Trading Cards" from Tom the Dancing Bug

Secret TPP treaty IP Chapter: Advanced text with negotiation positions for all 12 nations

Dear CBS News/60 Minutes, from: Edward R. Murrow

Apple discloses what it's sharing with governments

JUST NOW NPR: Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D) SA will announce

NFL Logos redesigned as European Football badges

10 things to know about 6 ton ivory crush

Mea Culpa: Republicans are Right and Obamacare SUCKS!!!

Japan plans to borrow $30 billion for Fukushima cleanup

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright Live - Bob Dylan 1962.wmv

Tesla is planning to make an electric pick up truck

Coincidence Theory- How many lone gunmen does it take to screw up peace and justice?

i had a safety net. when i was 15,

Congressional First Responders . . .

The War Within

Neocons Still Hoping for US-Iran Clash

Darrell Issa’s Obamacare kangaroo court

Well it looks like another Fox News hoax has worked - dropped coverage

Half a Life in Solitary: How Colorado Made a Young Man Insane

Former Raiders Tight End Todd Christensen Dies At 57

If the ACA fails, we will finally get single payer on the table.

US patent moves are 'profoundly bad' in leaked TPP treaty

Bush Pushes Jews for Jesus as He Competes for Worst Ex-President

I have a response to everyone that doesn't understand why maternity coverage is required.

After-School Activities Make Educational Inequality Even Worse

"It's interesting to see Republicans in Congress expressing so much concern ..."

We coulda had a

Ex Rep. Allen West (R-Crazytown)'s obnoxiously narcissistic titled memoir

Your song for the day

Proactive Heckling: Ray Kelly Shouted Down at Brown University

Thursday Toon Roundup 1- GOP and Elections

The Cancer Vaccine

Thursday Toon Roundup 2- The Rest

I see MSNBC incessantly quoting a Fox pole this morning (MoJoe). Would Fox ever do the reverse?

The Real Web of America's Economic Life

The Huffington Post negativity on the ACA

The Fukushima Crisis Comes To The States

Anyone want to try and defend the President on the TPP?

Boston Police Department Claims Contacting Its Public Affairs Number Is A Criminal Act

On Long Island Coast, An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy

Tangible Media (interesting MIT tech)

Jim Hightower: Peeking Under the Big Top at This Year's Three-Ring Election Circus

Oil and gas industry resists new oil sands emissions standards, claims opposition is "ideological"

Sean Bean is playing MacBeth. The awesomeness ensues.

Malcolm X

Twice Betrayed, Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma Face Discrimination at the VA

where is pussy riot's nadya?

Stephanie Miller just gave DU a shout out on her show

I just turned on the radio and Stephanie Miller just said .".so thanks to everyone on...

Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State's Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

Alternative Medicine, aka If the ACA is so bad, why don't the Repubs propose a third option?

Part of the problem with the ACA is that the insurance companies wrote the bill/law.

Help boost the ACA enrollment numbers if you can

Europe approves use of in-flight electronics during take-off and landing.

The ACA, private insurance companies, the frog and the scorpion.

Thursday Toon - A Message From the Right

Rep. Chris Van Hollen on MSNBC: ACA Allows Insurance Companies to Renew Current Plans for Next Year

GOP has spent more time/effort investigating Benghazi than Kennedy assassination and 9/11 combined

Man Who Has Sex With Cow Manure Sent To Prison

Lockheed Martin laying off hundreds, closing Akron OH facility

What is on your list?

How Republicans Rig the Game

Arizona Congressman shows his support for child molesters, treason and sedition.

Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe

President Obama to deliver a statement on Obamacare at 11:35 a.m. ET

Something very big is coming: our most important technology project yet,’ hints Stephen Wolfram

Obama To Make Obamacare Statement AT 11:35 A.M. ET

US oil output beats imports for first time in 18 years

Matt Taibbi: Campaign 2016: The Dumb Season Starts Early

WTF Gary Peters! There is no excuse for this.

Chicago: Ventra outage hits 60 CTA stations, results in 15,000 free rides

Expert Assessment: Ocean Acidification May Increase 170 Percent This Century

SF: Driverless Muni Metro train takes off in tunnel

IAEA Chief Cites Modest Iran Nuclear Progress; Official Report Due EXCLUSIVE

The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

Boehner Lays Out Strategy for Defeating Obamacare

The rocky marriage of the marketplace and the government...

Sweden's Ice Hotel told to get fire alarms

Police use 'nose telescope' for cannabis odour mapping

Lay Me Low

Lexington Herald-Leader piece on the ACA

Lockheed Martin to Cut 4,000 Jobs, Close Sites

New Jersey’s Frelinghuysen Wins HAC-D Chair; Picatinny Must Be Happy

Whitey Bulger gets life plus five years

Life in Prison

Please Don't Take the "2016" Bait

GMOs for Profit: The Missing Context of Industrial Agriculture

Big Army For Big Wars? Yes! GCV? Probably Not.

Rob Ford admits drinking and driving, says he’ll sue former staffers

Has anyone gotten a ransom demand for the return of MiddleFingerMom ?

[California] is on track with its health sign-ups

Boehner's Plan for Stopping the ACA

With expectations set for small-scale budget deal, Ryan and Murray hold the keys

From the About Us Page:

Oh gawd no... CO RETHUGS want 2016 RNC convention in Denver

My bold men's tennis 2014 prediction:

Doctors Without Borders raises the alarm about drug prices under the TPP provisions

Cruz Isn't Done Trying to Repeal Obamacare

Cross-post from GD: "If only those homeless people would work as hard as I do!"

Obama to Pitch Economic Agenda at Ohio Steel Plant

White House to allow insurers to continue canceled plans, says official

Psychiatry Takes a Header: The NIMH Withdraws Support for DSM-5

War On Christmas Darling

Good grief, America!

My note to Jeff Merkley

Coca-Cola’s Assault on Tap Water

H&M: 'Our fashion models are too thin'

The woman who wants Sweden's gender rating at a cinema near you

Cheney is just one cold and soulless monster.

Find something to be happy about today (Thursday 14, 2013)

Let's roll it one more time and please enter the contest folks- A is for Auto or "All aboard"

JPMorgan hosted a Twitter chat and got epically trolled

No. Just no.

Obama Set To Make Big Statement On Obamacare

Poll Finds Conservative Americans More Offended By Rainbow Flags Than Confederate Flags

'I Love Lucy' actress Shirley Mitchell dies at 94

Google prevails over authors in digital books case

Jobless Claims Fall, But Prior Week Revised Higher

Bid Wars Wane in U.S. Housing Markets on Supply Rise

President is going to be on CSpan 11:35 am

Obama Seen Forced to Go to Congress to Seek Health-Law Changes

God damn it. How the hell do you get blindsided by your own f%$#@*g legislation???

A word about health insurance renewal dates.

Generic Drugs Seen Limited in WikiLeaks Trade Document

Pipeline Explodes in Milford, Roads Closed (Texas)

Democrats Silent as Kerry Pleads for Time on Iran Talks

Rube Goldberg's marvelous machines

Florida Shifts Away From Republicans With Minority Influx

Stop saying they're all junk policies anyway.

Mayor Rob Ford Asked Not to Appear in the Santa Claus Parade

Richard Cohen in Context (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

Paul Ryan predicts voters will reject him next November

Attacks against Shiites in Iraq kill at least 41

A cat named 'Room 8'

Warren on CNBC right now.

There's just something wrong about this

I wish Obama would hurry up and speak so we don't have to hear bonehead

Obama Dares Insurance Companies to Put Up or Shut Up

Gordon Klingenschmitt's Oral Fixation

I have to brag. I officially got my dream job today!

***** President Obama - Statement on the Affordable Care Act - LIVE *****

Boehner's Pre-buttal

In Nostalgia We Trust

J.P. Morgan cancels a Twitter Q&A after too many "insulting" questions are asked.

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Trade Agreement That Could Crack Down On Web Freedom

Is the ACA Unraveling?

Google: U.S. Government Won’t Let Us Share All Of Their Data Requests

Under a "personhood" theory, would the RW then accept paying for maternity coverage?

Hundreds held over Canada child porn

TYT and the Brand/Paxman interview

Pic Of The Moment: Rep. Elijah Cummings Blasts GOP Health Care Hearings Farce

President Obama's statement on ACA Fix starting now...

Frank Rich on the National Circus: CBS’s Benghazi Report Was a Hoax

Mayor Crackhead's latest chart-topper

Jailed Pussy Riot singer 'found in hospital'

Colombia’s homicide rate hits lowest level in 27 years

Economics Professor Could Become Seattle's First Socialist Lawmaker In 100 Years

Venezuela murder rate soars

Dianne Feinstein Receives Three Times More Cash From Intelligence Contractors Than Patrick Leahy

Armed men burn records of El Salvador war missing

Mariah Carey compares Nicki Minaj to... could it be Satan?!

Dickwad Boehner insults everyone's intelligence

Can the login put us back at what we were trying to interact with?

Marco Rubio to appeal to conservative base with speech for anti-gay group

Thrashing through the Ninth Circle!!! . . . Please come CAPTION Rush Limbaugh.

DU Lounge 'Clandestine Kringle' (?)

If you volunteered to help out in one race in the Central Florida area,

Bangladesh garment workers set for 77% pay rise

This is The Thing ...

Fake Rob Ryan - They still have Pancho's in Dallas?

Robot Spider Dances the Salsa.

I applaud the ACA "fix"

Swiss divided as 1:12 executive pay referendum nears

We have received many insurance cancellations

Dog reunited with family

Hezbollah will carry on backing Bashar al-Assad, says leader Nasrallah

Kiss'ing Racketeering Romney: An Effort by a Pro Se to Keep it Simple/not Stupid

Sources: Montco GOP chair under investigation in alleged sex assault

Official: Al-Qaeda in Iraq strongest since 2006

1% Spinning....

Andy Kaufman's Brother Says Comedian Faked His Death (and he's still alive)

Will Democrats and Tea Partiers Derail Obama's Secret Trade Deal?

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Stir House Bipartisan Opposition

After accidents, U.S. railroads seek tougher tank car standards

Keiser Report: Troika Occupiers

OK - While The President Is Still Speaking - What Are The Repugs Going To Say Now?.....

Same-sex partner barred from Indiana hospital

Expanding gambling and putting religion in schools - that goes together, right?

Sometimes you just gotta wonder.

Someone Should Take A Poll On What The American People Think Of The American People....

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Man Caught Having Sex With Pile Of Cow Manure Sent To Prison

Obamacare software contractor CGI posts better than expected profit

Egypt Hails Renewed Military Ties With Russia

The Ethics of Medicine, or Profit is Waste

World's oldest animal was 507…then we killed it

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% of Americans Can Never Win

President OBAMA should be firebreathing Harry TRUMAN, or are we too "sophisticated"?!1

Problems mount for White House in push for Trans-Pacific trade pact

Divine intervention? Pope opposes fracking

A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy and Meaning in a World Without God

Ring of Fire: Can Banks Be Held Liable for Ponzi Schemes?

Insurers will rush to court to block this "fix"

Iran Seeks to Build Second Atomic Plant With Russian Assistance

Theatre of the absurd

What the ACA ignores

Pipeline explosion in Milford, TX

When DU comes together, as a community, that is Good News

Can Matteo Ricci’s Beatification Mend China’s Rift With the Catholic Church?

"Figue" Chef Francios's Mediterranean Baked Figs

Whatever became of home economics and workshop in school?

Sorry I've just got to say it.....A Public Option would have avoided most of this crap

Cisco’s disastrous quarter shows how NSA spying could freeze US companies out

No Faith in Science: Why the Higgs boson is not like a sea of milk that sustains the gods.

The Four Players

53 years ago today...Ruby Bridges first black child to attend an all-white elementary school...


To every single tea bagger that laments the ACA website's pitfalls, and the ACA itself, I respond...

Google defeats authors in U.S. book-scanning lawsuit

Hamas Leaders Join Long-Hiding Commanders For Parade Marking Year Since Battle With Israel

Government Speeds Research On Systems To Prevent Drunk, Unbuckled Drivers From Operating Cars

NYC kitten rescued after Superstorm Sandy finds new home with fellow storm survivor

Detroit mediator asks foundations to support pensions, art: report

And now and tv reporter interviewing a cat

"I think it is just terrible and disgusting how everyone has treated Lance Armstrong."

The Rapid Pickling Of The World’s Oceans Affects More Than Just Shellfish

Iran halts nuclear capacity expansion under Rouhani, IAEA report shows

Massive Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes In Texas Town, Causing Evacuation Of 800 Residents

Pipeline explodes in North Texas; no injuries

Claire McCaskill, ordinary blue dog opposes Gillibrand's bill on sexual assault.

CDC: E-cigarettes, hookahs popular among middle and high-schoolers

Senator Don Benton threatens lawsuit against outspoken critic

Ohio jury finds man guilty in $100 million bogus Navy charity

Is there ONE example of Republicans complaining about health insurance cancellations before the ACA?

Rep. Gohmert Upset Obama’s Israel Policy Not Based On Biblical Prophecies

German Zoo Names Crocodile After Cuban Dictator

Cyber-attacks eclipsing terrorism as gravest domestic threat – FBI

Reporters covering Sarah Palin book-signing are locked in a room at Walmart

This made me sad.

Boeing’s message vs. big profits

Source: “Wanted” person shot, wounded inside Children’s Hospital

Texas town evacuated after Chevron pipeline explosion

Washington among top 3 states in Obamacare sign-ups

Lol. Mayor Ford threatens to sue waiter who says he saw Ford snorting coke-

Snotty's "New Businesses Created" list, a revealing look

TVA to close 8 coal-powered units in Ala. and Ky.

Toronto crack mayor: I’ve got ‘too much (p*ssy) to eat at home’ to proposition staffers

McCain rips Cruz over shutdown: ‘Stop! You’re wrong, you’re crazy!’

Democrats got suckered

The Rude Pundit - Obama to Nation: Keep Your Fuckin' Plans, You Stupid Cowards

School Hands Guns to Kids Without Telling Parents

Washington among top 3 states in Obamacare sign-ups

Face It we lost health care reform battle

The Democratic Party is better than anyone else at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Guess What? Government Healthcare & Welfare Programs Don't Destroy Economy

Should I Adopt a Black Kitten Who I Spent Two Weeks Rescuing on a Brooklyn Rooftop?

Shots fired, suspect arrested at Children's Hospital

ENOUGH already. The website **IS** working

I am still alive!

War On Voting Updates From Arizona And Kansas - Ari Berman Discusses

Harkin: I Would Not Have Made Decision To Extend Individual Plans

Airline passengers refuse to fly after a blind man and his guide dog are removed from the plane

Thom Hartmann: Climate Change...LSD? Or Carbon Tax?

I wish people would not call and drive.

Armed men burn records of El Salvador war missing

MTA to roll back fare and toll hikes from higher projections

Audience laughd at Ted Cruz for claiming he ‘didn’t want a shutdown’

LIPA and PSEG LI say no rate hike for 2014

Christ, I'm busy today

I'm glad I don't live there....

Another reason why Mary Landrieu's bill is a political winner

The media's reaction Obama's candidacy can be...

She eats. I’m her mother. I let my daughter eat. Last night she was hungry and we had some peppers.

Watch this Sexy New NSFW Gay Film About HIV and Dating

Surprise! Apple Maps Is a Hit, Google Maps Loses Ground

Thom Hartmann: Why The Crash of 2016 Will Happen...

Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others (NSA, FDA) in security probe

Is this what is Christmas is all about?

Here's The Letter Detailing How The Obama Administration Wants To 'Fix' Obamacare

Republicans Blast Obama’s Support of Their Idea

Any Lovecraft fans here?

Lol. Top 10 Arguments in Defense of the TPP

Governor signs Rockland County financial bailout bill

Congressman Interrupts Climate Hearing To Ask Whether EPA Chief Enrolled In Obamacare

The more you know about the odious TPP, the less you"ll like it

Elementary School teacher pleads guilty to DWI; weapons charge dropped

Not just good at sword fighting! Stunning new book of Viking art reveals battling Scandinavians had

VA AG candidates name transition teams

Anyone from Toronto posting? How come you can't rid yourself of that pig Ford?

From the Guardian: Don't neglect the UK's indigenous languages

ACA, has its roots here

Step #1 to winning the Obamacare debate:

In the beginning was the end! . . . Please come CAPTION Ann Coulter!!!

What happens if people dont buy insurance then get very sick?

Paladino returns to push GOP right in Cuomo fight

A message to Elad

Feds approve $1.6B loan for Tappan Zee project

Obamacare fix for canceled health policies could raise costs: insurers

Oculus Rift Developer Creates Way To Use Device For Sex Purposes (video at link)

"obama to the nation...keep your fucking plans"..yes it`s the rude pundit

Night of the Doctor

Right place…right time.

Share if you think these four should donate all future income to the Wounded Warrior Project...

Am I the only one who wants Single Payer?

Winter tourism campaign targets NYC commuters

it`s a sign!!

WATCH: Russian Goverment Spying on LGBT Activists Meeting With HRC, All Out

Sorry, You Still May Not Be Able To Keep Your Plan

My former boss was found shot to death in Washington...

Russian Newspaper Accused of Violating 'Gay Propaganda' Law

L.I. company faces $40,000 penalty for Sandy scam

My review of Amazon's new political comedy, "Alpha House"

Got bitcoin? FEC may let candidates, PACs accept the digital currency.

Sarah Palin inadvertently reveals the problem with the 'Greatest' Healthcare System in the World

It Never Fails To Amaze Me How Hard These Legislators Fight To Retain Their Own Cushy Jobs......

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on GOP's Reluctance to Support Marriage Equality

It's a little late in the game to be changing the rules

Staten Island ferry makes hard landing in Lower Manhattan

Card of the Day: The Magician

Don Huber, controversial activist scientist promoting mysterious GMO superbug scare, has no data

Ford asks Rob Ford to stop using trademarked blue oval logo

Defensive Omnivore Bingo

Facts About Rape Committed By An Air Force Pilot

Rob Ford apologizes for oral sex comment, says he is seeking help

White House says,

Dolphin stuck in Coney Island creek

Arguing with the Tea Party is like playing chess with a pigeon...

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The Pledge on Keeping Your Insurance: Obama Didn't Lie to People. The Insurance Companies Did!

Who is Michael Froman? (USTR) And who is Islam Siddiqui, Chief Ag Negotiator for the USTR

Ten Reasons Not to Become Pagan

Some of us hated math in school. But this one is pretty simple:

I am going to have Mexican baked fish tonight!!!

Daycare Costs Exceed Rent Payments In Every State In America

A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy and Meaning Without God

What else did Lara Logan get wrong on her Benghazi "story?" Pretty much everything

Obama proposes health care fix

Pipelines explode, that's just part of business! But a website not working - end of the world!

Blind man and guide dog booted from plane, outraged passengers leave too

Southwest pilot to passengers: 'We're going down'

North Carolina Governor Appoints Anti-LGBT Attorney Buddy Collins To School Safety Post

Southwest pilot to passengers: 'We're going down'

"Obama Basically Admits He Never Really Understood His Own Health Care Law"--Jon Walker

Toronto's Ford brothers get a new TV show on, yes, Sun 'News' Network

This Year's College Common Application Website Is A Total Disaster

It was posted on the home page, now I can't find it.

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Family of British tourist hit by NYC cab 'shocked' no charges brought

Nancy Pelosi Scolds John Boehner: Does Less Work Than 'Family Of Retirees'

Fluff bunnies

Wanna buy a small modular reactor company?

Alec Baldwin stalker found guilty on all 5 counts

Looking back, they sure didn't give him enough credit!!!

North Carolina Man Shows How Per Acre, Wal-Mart and Sprawl Are An Economic Cancer

FAIL: Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity Spent Record $122 Million In 2012

McCain Tears Into Cruz Over Shutdown: 'Stop! You're Wrong, You're Crazy!'

What do people need on the street? Many things.

Religious Right to Christians for Immigration Reform: Very problematic when Bible gives you guidance

Can someone help me "refudiate" something?

Poll finds blocking solar in Arizona is political suicide

Dick Cheney: Even Bigger Monster Than You Thought

Their aim is to...

LOL. I love the Food Channel. But if I hear "tablescape" one more time...

Are you as sick of the Rob Ford Story as I am?

Another ACA story sort of. Really it's a flailing, stupid insurance companies story

Homeland Security must disclose cell network 'kill switch' protocols, court says

N.J. Waitress Stiffed on $93 Bill for Perceived Lesbianism

Outburst lights up Comet ISON; it's now visible to naked eye

Dan Rather 'at Peace' With Not Being Included in CBS' JFK Coverage

"The last words he said to his friend were, 'I can't believe you shot me.'"

WOW! Pilot Crashes on First Solo

Bloomberg's Midtown plan dies, but subsidies for a temporary ally survive

Banking giant JPMorgan cancels Twitter Q&A after thousands of abusive tweets

Opposing fans are buying 40-0 T-shirts to mock Kentucky’s failed quest for perfection

Serial Killers: The Real Silence of the Lambs | History Channel Documentary .

Rachel! Lawrence! Martin! Please Disabuse Worried Democrats ...

It's Joseph McCarthy's birthday or, as Fox News calls it,

Matt Taibbi: Campaign 2016: The Dumb Season Starts Early

October 2013 Atmospheric CO2 Concentration: 393.66; October 2012 391.01; October 2011 388.96

Radio Insider Reveals Devastating Impact of StopRush on Clear Channel

Golden Gate Bridge Tolls Could Hit $8

Scalia’s chance to smash unions: The huge under-the-radar case

You know, I'm not a cop-hater, but today....

What is the Republican Plan for health care reform in the United States?

Heinz closing 3 plants, cutting 1,350 jobs

Have to say this

Firefighters battling brush fire in Rockland County



Ed Just Said The President Is Caving Under Pressure From Repugs And The RW - I Disagree.....

Seen on the subway: the latest ad for Manhattan Mini-Storage . . .

Bill Moyers' Preview: The Path of Positive Resistance

You'll never guess where St. Timmeh might end up next

Youth football participation drops

How do we respond to these "This is the real Wal-Mart" ads on TV

Is Anyone Else Out There Experiencing Problems With Their Mail Delivery Lately?.....

Free Credit Reports Question

It is going to get worse, before it gets better.. health care act

TPP Exposed: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Trade Text to Rewrite Copyright Laws, Limit Internet Freedom

In olden times, children were not told the "facts of life."

This robot butt is a painfully realistic video game for doctors (warning: cannot be unseen)

Another Challenge To CBS' Benghazi Report (from McClatchy News) - Media Matters

The phrase of the day is "robot butt". Replace any word in a thread with "robot butt".

Liberals to President Obama: Keep it together

Ten boys arrested for child porn distribution connected to Snapchat

Rick Santorum to be Keynote Speaker for Christian Women in Media Association

[Washington] State rebuts Obama plan to allow old health insurance policies

Pilot: Passenger fell out of plane; Miami offshore search continues

Thread for some old school metal and rock

So, I doubt I'll get much argument when I say that Tim Eyeman is a boil on the butt of Washington

Michigan GOP-led Senate moves to exempt issue ads, double individual campaign donation limits

Janet Yellen Shames Congress For Austerity, Being Terrible

Texas Other Death Penalty: UTMB medical student describes life and death in the so-called safety net

Missouri to accept joint tax returns from gay couples

Protect Charitable Giving

In Arizona, a closely watched vote to decide solar policy's fate

Netanyahu calls on American Jews to oppose any US/European deal with Iran

Baumgartner Wants Washington to Be Right-To-Work State

U.S. justices say inmate can keep beard while contesting policy

WOW, Pope & Patti Smith

Three works of art not seen before (pics)

Missouri to accept joint tax returns from married, same sex couples

Most Honest Three Minutes in TV History

Studio behind 'Hunger Games' says it has fielded calls for theme-park rights

They know their fate.

What Obama Needs to Say: "This is Exactly Why We Need a Public Option, or Medicare for All." nt

Cuomo’s commission calls for ending some tax breaks, fixing others

Witness confirms links between Colombia’s former intelligence agency and Medellin cartel

God is Great, and weird.

Judge Refuses to Block Hawaii Marriage Equality

Here's the basic problem with the Trans Pacific Screwnership

LGBT Activists Take Aim At Wall Street’s ‘Russia Day’

How Republicans Rig the Game

Threats of violence continue to cast shadow over Colombia’s press freedom

Ahem.. I feel I must proactively apologize

Company that botched the web site isn't talking

Calif. shutters misleading health insurance sites

Official wants to de-fund library, users should 'go back to Mexico'

Papantonio: The Rich Soar While the Poor Sink

Pap and Seder: Chris Christie’s Media Horse Race

Remote Killing

Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person

Dario Franchitti Retires After Accident (Ashley Judd's Husband--3 Time Indy 500 Champion)

Warren: It's Democrats' duty to change the filibuster rules

A few thoughts on Democrats

Comedian Andy Kaufman 'faked his death', brother claims

Coyote Joins 5K at Arizona State XC Championships

For that hard-to-buy-for rightwinger in your life. . .

It's so hard to go to DU's general discussion and political pages lately

Court rejects Polish request to keep CIA jail hearing private

Washington state insurance commissioner will not allow insurers to extend policies