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Archives: June 11, 2013

Bobcat On Top Of a Saguaro

Seriously though what's your chances of being killed by a terrorist?

Revealed: The acrobat girlfriend of NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden... who he abandoned when he fl

Rick Scott's veto of the Florida "Dream Act" better be exploited by Dems. This needs to be the talk

Anyone notice any dress shoe wearing USPS employees walking around Hong Kong lately?

Someone threw three kittens into the garbage!

OMGosh, it's the "Battle of the Network Stars".......

Sad Cat Diary

The Solman Scale: UNEMPLOYMENT

You commit three felonies a day

Just found a new's call grilled chicken salad with pecans and craisins....

Edward Snowden Is No Hero - What, one wonders, did Snowden think the N.S.A. did? - By Jeffrey Toobin

This NSA surveillance story is aimed at Obama

Derecho time, fellow mid-Atlanteans

Feds to comply with N.Y. morning-after pill ruling (order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency

Senate passes SNAP cuts on a bipartisan 66-27 vote.

You know who Ed Snowden reminds me of?

Penance for buying Chinese shoes?

Nutter STFU

Investing in Schools Creates More Than Twice as Many Jobs as Military

Keep giving away our secrets and the terrorists will have to communicate with smoke signals ...

Medical Marijuana in New Mexico.

Luckovich Toon- Security Blanket

A truly FRIGHTENING post on DU today...."10 things to know about Snowden".

US spy leaker Edward Snowden 'missing' in Hong Kong

Snowden is a criminal on the run, needs to be captured, and brought back to face justice.

Childhood Concussion Studies Butt Heads

Serious Question

One can be a gay critic of Obama without being a racist

Boehner, Cantor to meet with Newtown families

N.H. Looks at Including Mental Health Records in Gun Background Checks

The Hoover congress has contempt for the poor/middle class. So you have to ask *why* regarding this.

Let Them Eat Diversity

Amy Goodmann on Chris Hayes right now! 8:50 PM

Ignore. And maybe

Best Google Doodle Ever!

The Government is not spying on us. Private Contractors are. Who here thinks that's okay?

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Doubleplus Ungood & a new Kitteh gif

Our message to North Carolina's GOP: 'Moral Mondays' are here to stay

How do you feel about publicly shaming private citizens who behaved badly?

Where's the rest of the power point file?

Voting for as much SNAP funding as you could get isn't "voting to cut SNAP"

Found on Facebook; Posted without comment...

There is no way this Snowden guy is on the level.

trumad will chime in in 5, 4, 3, 2...

Just put a new SSID on my wifi router

Create a miracle

U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill; Food Stamp Fight Looms In House

*Barton Gellman on Rachel now.

Check out this lefty, hair-on-fire rant. The author has a pre-9/11 mindset & wants terrorists to win

America: the land of the abusive prison colony

Something I caught at the end of an article:

South African Clown Wins Suit Against Magazine Calling Him A Meth Head

Obama Plan B Decision: Feds To Comply With NY Judge's Ruling


Over the past Month State Level Republicans Have Taken Steps To Privatize Schools

I'll give the NSA something to eavesdrop!

How sweet would it be if we got paid for jury duty

Who Is Charlotte Danielson, Really? And Look At The $$$ She's Rakin' In.

Some good example of landscapes. URL fixed

An appreciation thread for all of the Patriots fans in this forum...

"U.S. Drops Bid to Limit Sales of Morning-After Pill"

"DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016" says Social Security Press Release

Went to a job today and found Ganesh (Pictures)

When Bill Clinton was a troublemaker.

Mittens and pop 1970

Monument to Michelle Obama ancestor toppled in Ga

Republicans begin overrunning the Hillsboro school board

My dad had one of these

Where Should I Flee to Avoid Extradition?

Supreme Court Ends Torture Lawsuit Against Donald Rumsfeld

OK, this is just weird.

NYC Faces Increasing Risk from Climate Change

WAIT!!!!!!!!!! That lying SOB worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, the Carlyle-owned group?

Bring it on

"Libertarianism’s Achilles’ heel"

MAP: These States Rejected Federal Money to Fix Their Terrible Mental Health Systems

Pew Poll: 56 Percent Of Americans Say Phone Tracking Is Acceptable Anti-Terror Tactic

Priorities, priorities, priorities...Ours are shameful

Edward Snowden: what we know about the source behind the NSA files leak

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin blasts Edward Snowden: I think it is a disgrace what he has done

Early TV ads

Boulder woman disturbed by police policy to enter unsecured residences

Snap, Crackle, Pop

A total stranger "accepted my friend request" that I never sent.

I'm gonna send for one of these ! ! !

Daily inspiring text messages fail to inspire US students to perform better

has everyone seen the google doodle today in honour of maurice sendak's 85th birthday. take

Bernie Sanders on Government Spying

First fireflies of the season tonight...

“Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?”

Jesse Jackson Jr is frogmarched for peanuts compared to WAR CRIMINALS and BANKSTERS livin' large

25 Places that look not normal, but are actually real (WARNING: Picture heavy)

Today in Newtown, Threat Call!

Syria troops 'preparing for Aleppo assault'

Hacker who helped find Steubenville rapists threatened with decade in prison

Threat forces LA-to-Texas flight to land in Ariz.

I used to be a sysop of a bbs in the 1990s and

Rodney Crowell - Earthbound

Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) took the oath of office today in the U.S. Senate

Bob Seger - Turn The Page

How to use your white privilege

Russ Feingold For Senate In 2016?

An older chart, but still relevant!

can someone suddenly become lactose intolerant?

Army General On Sexual Assault: ‘Maybe We Have A Bigger Problem Than I Imagined’

State dessert being proposed... Should it be Kringle?

Brussels failed to act against US surveillance of EU citizens

NRA brags about money from mass murder of children/ Man kills ex-girlfriend in Philly

Barbara Vucanovich, First Woman To Represent Nevada In Congress, Dead At 91

MAP: These States Rejected Federal Money to Fix Their Terrible Mental Health Systems


Report: Va.’s GOP LG Nominee Has A History Of Money And Legal Troubles

What business is it of the government

Russia May Consider US Spy Leaker’s Asylum Request – Media

Cavuto on NSA Surveillance cuts off Julian Epstein

PROOF The NSA Is Not Looking At Americans..

John Oliver!

Cast your minds back to 2002 Bush signed a secret order authorizing the NSA to eavesdrop

U Chicago study: Baby names indicate parent's political leanings.

White House Down - Really?.......

Our message to North Carolina's GOP: 'Moral Mondays' are here to stay

David Brooks: Edward Snowden is the worst traitor EVER!

Senator: U.S. authorities are vigorously pursuing Edward Snowden

Finland looks to decarbonize with greater share of renewables and nuclear

Wondering about the Affordable Health Care?

Hey, NSA...

Hero or Traitor, Snowden Driven By Fear Of Government Intrusion

Well, we can always just *bore* them to death:

grandiose narcissist

In so many words, Sony just told Microsoft to kiss its game playing ass...

Officials: Perry vows veto of state funding unless DA Lehmberg resigns over DWI conviction

'Pardon Edward Snowden' Petition Seeks White House Response


Officials hope to make roads safer during Republic of Texas biker rally

I have talked to random people that I "met" on the internet over the last several years

Why do so many has-beens go far-right?

How long before Edward Snowden is on TV in shackles?

A Little Tyranny Can't Be All that Bad...

OK: I am the Queen of England

How's everyone doing tonight?

Planned Parenthood Hails Obama Administration Decision to Drop Emergency Contraception Appeal

Want To Know What Prison Food Tastes Like?

my 17 year just told me about a test

A Very Real Issue (private contractors)

cats speak ... sort of

do you think they know which PR battles they can win and those they can't?

This is fortunate

Instead of naming it PRISM or however it's spelled, the should have named it Edgar. nt

Classic toons 1930s - 1950s

What's the problem with PRISM?

Whistleblower defined by the United States government

E3: PlayStation 4 console shown off by Sony

Potential L.A. Times, Tribune buyers line up (Koch Brothers)

If you had the chance to travel with one of these chefs. who would it be?

O’Donnell To Greenwald: If NSA Knows Everything, Why Didn’t They Know You Were Talking To Snowden?

NSA tells How to Untangle the internet

AP Editor: Do Not Describe Edward Snowden As A 'Whistleblower'

Fireside Chat - NSA/Bill of Rights/US Constitution - June 10, 2013

Which of these is the most important??

Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) thinks the NSA program is just fine. But...

Wanna know what I just found out?

NSA map shows Germany most spied-on of EU members

Secretary of State John Kerry Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

Right-wing Japanese groups have a sense of inferiority against Korea?

Am I the only one who thinks the NSA needs a theme song?

Remember what then Senator Joe Biden said back in 2006, about NSA collecting phone records?

Mono - Life In Mono

REPORT: Swept up in "scandal", network Sunday shows drop coverage of economy

Smith & Mighty, 'Anyone'

Idaho GOP considers bringing back the smoke-filled room

@BoozAllen you have a security policy? We're nonplussed, really, cause we never noticed.

Shafiq Husayn - Lil' Girl

Io9: "Important Whistleblowers Who Changed America"

Thundercat - Walkin'

Something is really wrong with this OP, as in window view.

I also found one that looks like a merit badge, but i don't think either of them are real. Shame.

Air-MF DOOM(Astronote Remix)

"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (The Stepkids' Cover)

I guess I’m an Obama apologist...

DJ Day - VQ

Why metadata isn't harmless....

omar - say nothing

John Oliver Kicks Off Daily Show Hosting With NSA: Amish Must Feel ‘Really F*cking Smart Right Now’

Stevie Wonder & Omar - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing

Mr. Snowden now being smeared: as "a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison"

Journalist in US Surveillance Case: More to Come

Jill Scott - Blessed

McDermott Remarks on IRS Hearing

Theo Parrish & Tony Allen - Day like this

(Maryland) Frustrated Gun Store Clerks Ignore Mandated Background Checks

Koda Kumi

Ayotte support for immigration bill could assure filibuster-proof majority

This is cynical, yes. But it's useful when arguing against public-job hating conservatives (Snowden

"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions,"

Secret agent man...

Do As Infinity

New game from Bungie - Destiny

36 Hours in Verona, Italy

Ode to Chef Ramsay

Susan Collins On NSA PRISM Briefings: No Access To 'Highly Compartmentalized Information

Do you feel uncomfortable around wealth?...

Scientists Produce Glow-in-the-Dark Cats

More Subversive Behavior From Anonymouse...

Forever~ Takashi Sorimachi

Deputy defense minister: This government will block any two-state deal

Turkish Police Push Into Square Near Park Protest

Inside the ‘Q Group,’ the Directorate Hunting Down Edward Snowden

The profession of Journalism should be embarased that the Rolling Stone is one of the

Mr. Fish; on why we spy on you

The woman behind the NSA scoops: MacArthur genius winner routinely haraassed . . .

Other "legal" uses for the metadata....

Maybe it's because I've held a Top Secret security clearance once...

Extroverted social anxiety and a world of animosity...

The picture association thread...

Google Glass Raises Congressional Privacy Concerns

What you think is news is more about damaging the President

Pre-9/11 NSA Memo Pushed to Rethink 4th Amendment

How would a person find out if his doctor is taking kickbacks from big pharma

Here's the argument for being a surveillance state. Why we need government surveillance

Prior NSA Whistleblower Warns Edward Snowden: Government Will Seek "Revenge and Retaliation"

tar sand oil cleanup

Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying (from the Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Daniel Ellsberg "I Think They Have Everything And That Is The Recipe For A TYRANNY In This Country!"

It can't be said too many times: The NSA has been spying on American citizens for decades

From March 2013: Spy agencies to get access to Americans’ finances

Did the original Constitutional framers

NSA Data Collection Not Preventing Another 9/11: James Bamford

Koi Pond ...

Russian Parliament Gears Up To Pass 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

Get your updates on Mandela here

Historian to talk on separation of church, state in Va.

Class of 2013: All Dressed Up and No Place to Work

Top 10 Reasons to Legalize Marijuana Now

GCSEs: New-look tougher exams revealed

How Right-Wing Ideology Has Suckered Millions of Americans into Hating Their Own Government

Politicians Welcome Chance To Discuss This NSA Surveillance Monster They Hid In The Basement

ECB's eurozone rescue scheme challenged in Germany

Red States Get More Extreme -- How America Is Splitting Apart Without Bothering With Civil War

Is the White House Open for Hedge Fund Business?

Shia Labeouf: One-In-Five Phone Calls Are Recorded (2008-09-16)

Still proud!

Eugene Robinson: We Still Need This Debate

Syria crisis: Damascus hit by double 'suicide bombing'

Bernie Madoff: Don’t let Wall Street scam you, like I did

Silicon Valley Doesn't Just Help the Surveillance State—It Built It

Skinner Marketing: We're the Rats, and Facebook Likes Are the Reward

Conservation efforts in Kentucky

Riot police move in on anti-G8 UK protesters

Where were all the whistleblowers during the Bush admin? Were they just ignored?

Matt Lauer let O'Lielly spew and rant completely unabated and unopposed

Neat NASA pics

LETTER: Felon Thanks The NRA

China outsources carbon emissions to poorer areas

Stanley Cup Finals: Bruins Vs. Blackhawks

One American Who Isn't For Sale by Robert Scheer

Hey Patsies--- here's what you just signed.

Tuesday Toon Roundup 1- Perfectly Legal?

Tuesday Toon Roundup 2- The Rest

Here we go again.

The "ALEC Economic Competitiveness Index" or, How Morals are Bad for Business

Walker/GOP negative health-care strategy: avoid federal aid by ... using federal aid!

I admit it, I took the last banana

New York Senate Makes It Felony to Annoy or Alarm the Police, Which Won't Be At All Problematic

Any one of these private contractors has the opportunity to go after individual citizens.

Edward Snowden: Russia offers to consider asylum request

Because President Obama is NOT evil; that is why many of us trust and defend him...

Ted Rall Cartoon for June 11th, 2013: Flying Blind

Cat shaming

America’s Public University System: Corporate Welfare or Education?

Big Dog says Don't Stop

More Leaks in the Faulty National Security Debate - and How to Fix Them

The Revolution Will Be Crowdfunded

Maybe both sides are right?

Howard Dean "doesn't have a problem" with NSA security program...

At the end of the day we either have open government or we don't

New layer of secrecy emerges at Guantanamo court

"Some of the folk in there are high on Koch" Moral Monday 6/3/13 NC NAACP

New York Post: "That's plain treason".

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif declares end to secret approval of U.S. drone strikes

Home News Local News 60 arrested in sixth Moral Monday rally at General Assembly

Tet of 2013 Continues

Virginia candidate Jackson has history of money problems

Egypt's President Warns Ethiopia That "All Options Are Open" Re. Blue Nile Dam Project

Bush broke the law. President Obama followed it.

If you don't think collected information could be used

5 West Coast Senators (All D) Call On Obama To Block Pebble Mine - AFP

Can someone confirm for me that the 4th Amendment even applies?

Remember Total Information Awareness? It never ended.

Just how many terrorists exist on this planet?

NGO Report Ranking Coastal States For Marine Protection Places TX Dead Last; HI First, CA Second

John Boehner calls Edward Snowden a ‘traitor’

What does the Republican Party of Virginia have in common with Gawker? More than you think.

One point that might be worth noting:

"The President's Analyst" warned us that The Phone Company was spying

The Seven Most Sexist Gun Ads

The Spy Who Billed Me

And I Thought We Couldn't Regress Back Beyond Magna Carta - A NATION OF LAWS NOT MEN...

Wildlife officials see no signs of hunter boycott in Colorado

What Country Monitors Communications the Most: U.S., U.K., Canada, or Australia?

Bernie Sanders On NSA Leak Revelations: We're Heading For An 'Orwellian Future'

Hunter "boycott" of Colorado fails; "backlash" seems to be in reverse.

Great Lakes Water Levels Now Below Historic Avg. For 14 Years; 1 Inch Loss Cuts 250+ Tons In Freight

Now We Know What We Already Knew...So Let's Do Something About It Already

The Last Word - Shooter tragically kills five in Santa Monica

VOTE TODAY: Don't forget to vote in Tulsa!

Andy Borowitz comes to our aid: Useful Phrases for the Surveillance State

The Last Word - Issa challenged in IRS investigation

The real reason they're closing San Onofre?

Sorry folks: the NSA policy doesn't have a simple position to take...

The Chill Factor: Investigative Reporter Talks US Covert Wars and National Secrets

STFU Rand Paul

Bill Daley forms exploratory committee

Obama will not be impeached. Please stop freaking out.

Fox News host: Zimmerman ‘has already been punished’ with weight gain

Eugene Robinson: Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks show we need a debate

Eugene Robinson on PRISM

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet

Eugene Robinson: Important thing right now isn’t whether Snowden should be labeled hero or villain

Does anyone else think it's odd that not ONE of Snowden's friends,

In a major speech a week or two ago, President Obama said that all wars must come to an end...

My users' mail logs

The beautiful ballerina girlfriend whistleblower Ed Snowden was set to wed...

Splitting the difference between reality and mythology

Bin Laden won.

Clergy lead Monday protests at General Assembly - here my friend Anne gets arrested

Camp to promote religious diversity

Clearly, I ALWAYS knew Timmeh would turn out GREAT!

I just can't stop thinking about Snowden and what a jerk he is.

It's Good Though

Just Curious... Why Is Everyone Totally Okay With The Government Spying On 'Foreigners?'

When Children's Literature is Not Defined by "Innocence"

Booz Allen Statement on Reports of Leaked Information NEW

REPOST: The Search Engine Confessional - AOL's snapshot into very private lives (8/9/06)

We all lose, too, when some child gets cheated out of living up to his potential or her potential.

Edward Snowden: Russia offers to consider asylum request

What Happens to Alex Jones in the UK

Cardinal Kurt Koch on the Dialogue Between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches

‘Financialization’ as a Cause of Economic Malaise

Glenn Beck: Was John Roberts Threatened Into Supporting Obamacare?

PA. House Repubs Block Dem Efforts to Increase School Funding & Slow Down Business Tax Cuts

Philosophers: more than bearded intellectuals

I feel safer.

Can the government crack encryption like PGP?

'Digital Blackwater': NSA Leak Highlights Key Role of Private Contractors

Do Democratic partisans forget that House Dems Voted 2:1 against extending the PATRIOT Act in 2011?

Austerity Is Dead – So Can We Fix The Infrastructure NOW? / real national security

America's Most Anti-Democratic Institution: How the Imperial Presidency Threatens National Security

A simple solution to PRISM: give customers property rights to their own metadata

Twin baby moose (meese?) in sprinkler

Should the Gov pass meta-data on to DEA to find people possibly violating federal law?

MSNBC's Chuck Turd and the Daily Runsdown your leg

Is There Really a Violation of the Fourth Amendment?

Do you agree with John Boehner that Edward Snowden is a traitor?

"I am goddamn sick and fking tired of gangs of five, or eight, or 22, meeting in secret"

Nice lamp.

You know, even with all the Benghazi!, IRS,and NSA stuff swirling around

Snowden lied about his salary...

The Civil-Liberties Freak-Out -- by Joe Klein, regarding NSA leaks "non-scandal"

lol. Intelligence chief Clapper: I gave ‘least untruthful’ answer on U.S. spying

Do you use Twitter? Why or why not?

"500,000 Snowdens are looking at your data. But you can still buy a gun w/out a background check"

Russian parliament passes anti-gay bill

I love Geena Davis.

Painting outdoor cushions?

American Exceptionalism: Alibi of a Nation

PA. is losing out on 35,000 health care jobs by refusing Federal $ for Medical Assistance expansion

The definition of Chutzpah

Grizzlies don’t renew Lionel Hollins’ contract

Convicted Serial Rapist is Free to Rape Again While his Victims Live In an Abusive Hell

No more ferry tales for New Orleans

Bee sperm bank developed to fight colony collapse disorder

The only known golden zebra in existence!

My occasional debate opponent, Rachel Marsden, says she has exclusive info re: Snowden

This sums it up...

Boehner: 9 out of 10 people in NSA briefings are lawyers to protect ‘privacy’

Christian Mayor Refuses to Support Humanist Recognition Week, Religious Groups Discuss Response

Would somebody please explain why this is NOT the foundation for the biggest police state in history

Why are bad guys/child porn distributors in business if the govt knows all/sees all?

I'm in trouble now.

'What's So Funny About Religion?' to Air Sunday, June 30 on CBS

Bike barometer reveals big numbers

Since it's been asked by several OPs, where I personally draw the line on electronic surveillance

San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

Snowden is the new “shiny object” but he’s not the issue.

What is horrible about this NSA stuff...

On a lighter note, the Tim Tebow circus will continue: The New England Patriots have signed him

Today's XKCD

In 2001, when the Patriot Act passed, I assumed privacy died.

2011 #1 draft pick Gerrit Cole to debut for Pirates

Dreaming of Galaxies. Here's to James Webb.

A String Walks Into A Bar -- post your silly (clean) jokes!

Afghanistan: Deadly explosion at Kabul Supreme Court

German bank employee naps on keyboard, transfers millions

The math is probably nowhere NEAR reality, but the concept is still the same.

oh shit...should I be constructing a tinfoil hat now?

PHOTO: Zimmerman jury selection. CAPTION the guy in the green shirt.

The Heartland Institute is a 501(c)(3)

Your eyelids are getting heavy... Soon you will fall into a deep sleep...

on impure vessels and public discourse

Papantonio: Federal Bullies Going After Whistleblowers

Any biologists out there that can identify this?

FBI Insider Trading Probe Targets Senator Grassley’s Aide

We should come up with a National Work Spouse day....

'When humans are scared & feel everything is exposed-we will censor ourselves from free thinking'

We should come up with a National Leave Yourself at Home Day.

(Colorado) "Hunter Boycott" Appears To Have Fizzled

filing to show my son in a couple of years...

Discussion: Should Rape be a Capital Crime?

The NSA doesn't care that your grandma fell in the garden and twisted her ankle

Reminder: 6/11 is Primary Election day

How long should dried lentils keep? nm


The 24 Hours That Rocked U.S. Race Relations

What Anthony Weiner’s Schedule Reveals About His Strategy

NYPD Inspector General and Racial Profiling Bills Will Be Forced to Vote

Greece to suspend state broadcaster to save money

Ironically, the most secure communication in the US is broadcast on the radio

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Declassify FISA Court Opinions

Thanks to naivete I made an error in judgement in my early twenties

Michael Hayden and NSA warrantless wiretapping: insists "probable cause" is not in 4th amdmt, stupid

"Good News, We're not paranoid."

The rise and rapid fall of a Gun Guy

'Anarchist' accused in Cleveland bridge bomb plot goes on trial

it has come to this: TSA confiscates Chewbacca’s light saber

Clapper appears to have perjured himself.

I'm on the fence right now...

In light of current revelations, the stock market needs to be completely reconfigured.

Good piece about what's going on in North Carolina

23 yrs ago, AARP sent me a 50th yr birthday greeting, that's when I began to

Cubans pay more a weeks worth of salary for internet

"We're the deciders!" Come CAPTION this Foxy cacophony on Edward Snowden!!!

At first I thought it was odd that BoozAllen hired a high school dropout. Now it makes sense.

A New Approach to School Discipline — Suspensions Drop 85%

Rumor FBI investigating Dem.state supreme court justice McCaffery

My 1st impression, a HIT, now not that sure. (Leann RIMES)

Curiosity's sake... do outsourced Intel jobs come with oaths?

I took off my Obama stickers yesterday

What's for Dinner ~ Tuesday June 11th

Can we get on the same factual page about what the govt is (admitting to) doing?

German bishops move to deny sacraments to church tax scofflaws

A Little Sumthin' For the NSA Reading Our Posts...

Can you hear me now ?

Pic of the Moment: Boehner, Cantor to meet with Newtown families

Body Taken To Scottish Morgue Showed "Signs Of Life", Freaks Out Workers

Fannie Mae Shareholders Challenge U.S. Takeover in Suit

Today is a mighty day in the history of civil rights in America.

Smart Criminals: Pot Theives Outwit Lazy Cops To Make Off With The Loot

Gay of Thrones: Game of Thrones Ep. 10 Recap "The End...For Now"

People please, calm down - your phone calls have been listened to for years

Thom Hartmann: Security - Bring Back Those Boring Government Bureaucrats

In tweak to US, Russia would 'consider' asylum for Snowden - CSMoniter

The way I see it, we have four types of politicians to work with. Which type is Barack Obama?

GRASS-FREE LAWN opens in London park (BBC)

Oxford Academics Pay Big Money To Have Themselves Cryogenically Frozen

Are DUers watching Instanbul this morning

This photograph shows Polish heart surgeon, Zbigniew Religa, after a 23 hours long heart transplant

Private for profit contractors engaged in war and espionage equals one thing

Hey, look, there are laws about when the government can snoop metadata. Let's see what they are

What is the reason for adding fillers to grass seed?

Neocon reaction to NSA scandal is interesting

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden A Reason To Get Rid Of Government Contracting

Strange Days, Indeed!!!

Thom Hartmann: Sensible Security vs Dystopia - is it Too Late to Choose?

Privatizing national security: I'm against it, but the Founders loved it

Anita Sarkeesian posts a criticism of Xbox's E3 presentation on twitter, gets a bunch of gamer hate.

Ed Fitzgerald for Governor website 6/11

Obama stamps out freedom of expression overseas via NSA hacking!

Cameron: Too much globalization and open borders, too little national sovereignty.

Riot police descend on central London as G8 protests begin

Should contractors do national security work?

Q: Why did Tim Tebow sign with New England?

Musician Loses 250 Pounds On So-Called ‘99 Cents Only Store Diet’

Dennis Prager nonsensically defending NSA on his radio show

Contractor fires Snowden from $122,000-a-year job

NYTimes: Kennedy’s Finest Moment

Nestlé introduces bottled water for “trendy, high-income” women

These Are The States Where Obama May Resettle Syrian Refugees

Just because one tweets a pic of their lunch, does NOT give the Gov't permission to

Today in Peace and Justice history on June 11, 1962

Today in Peace and Justice history on June 11, 1962

A New Approach to Fitness: the DU Workout!

The NSA Has A Secret Group Called 'TAO' That's Been Hacking China For 15 Years

Edward Snowden’s grandiosity

Booz Allen fires Edward Snowden, says they didn't pay him $200K

Edward Snowden's Latest Bombshell: 'How They Tracked Me to My Hotel Room'

New FBI Head James Comey: Police State America is “In Good Hands”

High school positive pranksters leave their mark

The problem as I see it?

“You f—ing whore”: What happened when a young activist took on a US rapper

Restaurant Tip Ban: NYC Sushi Restaurant Pays Staff Salary

A Meeting On Tolerance Turns Into A Shouting Match

Fashion photographer focuses on those with genetic conditions to reframe beauty

The third Koch ‘brother’ hits North Carolina

Therapy Dog Who Comforted Sandy Hook Survivors To Graduate With His High School Class Before Retirin

Bay Area elementary school holds toy-gun exchange

Former CIA Analyst (Ray McGovern): Snowden Did The Right Thing

The Rude Pundit - The Secrets and the Damage Done, Part 1: Regarding the Need to Care

China's latest 'sacred' manned space mission blasts off

Thank you for ignoring me in April.

So you think that FISA Courts protect you.....

Timbuktu damage {by fundamentalists} to Mali historic sites 'underestimated' (BBC)

I'm torn about the Newtown crime scene pictures and the controversy over

This is what I know about classified material.

The absolute scariest thing about this NSA scandal....

Two bee colonies destroyed with poison in Gulf County, Florida

Bipartisan group of senators introduce bill to declassify FISA court opinions

Sweden lifts shorts ban for male train drivers after they wear skirts in protest

First Trailer: "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug"

Pardon my disinclination.

DeFazio uses grocery trip to warn against food stamp cuts

Peter DeFazio (D-OR) uses grocery trip to warn against food stamp cuts

Wha? Black Sabbath just put out a new album?

Another Free Lynda Class

will snowden be like ellsberg

Something I didn't think about in the Superman stories until now.

Incredible life sized whale images.

Images of people created by using DNA from cigarette butts and chewing gum.

5 Conspiracy Theories That Are Shockingly Easy to Debunk

June 11, 2013: 100th anniversary of Vince Lombardi's birth

The PRISM Details Matter

Camp Wellstone: Ohio, Jun 21 - 23, 2013, Columbus

I need help figuring out how to educate my Stepfather on progressive causes. HELP!!!

Am I the only one who thinks the Republicans are having a party right now

New York Sushi Restaurant Eliminates Tipping Because It Pays Waiters A Salary With Benefits

Make it Rain!

jeez, anyone watching cnn? turkish protestors and cops are gettin' it on

Call him Senhor Testiculo

They DID illegally record your phone calls and e-mails. Repeat: They DID illegally record them.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 9 promo

This Song Came Out In 1982

Cleaning More Than Cobwebs. Meet a space clearer.

Google has asked the US Gov't to let it disclose aggregated FISA data

The Apotheosis of War

A conversation with my niece led me to dig this album out for the first time in awhile

HADE + DWFL - The Healthiest Man In Chicago

Hypothetically speaking

America's Most Anti-Democratic Institution: How the Imperial Presidency Threatens U.S. Natl Security

"The Church Doesn't Like the People to Grow Up."~ Bishop John Shelby Spong

I'm I the only one who finds it curious snowden ran to Hong Kong?

Short is killing it right now.

Senators: End Secret Law

Shrimp Patties

you too can mess with the folks over at NSA

Now hiring dishwasher $5.75/hour


First Lawsuit Filed Against NSA Phone Surveillance Program

So if the NSA can listen to anything I say in the privacy of my own home...

Android Trojans spread by Bluetooth, hijack bank codes

Russia's Putin Says Iran Nuclear Push Is Peaceful

Putin On NSA Leak: Government Surveillance Shouldn’t Break Law, Would Consider Granting Asylum

Jay Leno believes that they record one in five phone calls. Calls it "creepy"

Senator Cites Contradiction In Intelligence Director's Answer On Data Mining Of Americans

Jesus Christ, my sides: Great Battles of the New American Revolution

Asking the U.S. government to allow Google to publish more national security request data

Couple on a subway. Photo by Stanley Kubrick, 1946

NSA Leaker's Six-Figure Pay Should Spark Debate: Why Are Federal Workers Being Replaced With Pricier

WikiLeaks founder solicited U.S. secrets: court-martial witness

Davidson County judge blocks Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to lay off state workers

Al Franken Defends NSA Surveillance: It’s Not Spying, They’re Protecting Us

Where Was The Tea Party On The PATRIOT Act?

The Falcon and the Snowman..

Hero. Traitor. Whistle-Blower. Spy. What to Call NSA Leaker Ed Snowden?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Seems most people misunderstand this whole thing.

Pope Francis calls for poor church

1950s Political Blackmail Caused Senate Suicide, Impeded Gay Rights Progress

What some of Canada’s young entrepreneurs have been up to

A Ron Paulbot gets a PEEK behind the curtain and loses his shit

A.C.L.U. Sues to Bar ‘Dragnet’ Collection of Phone Records

Families & Communities Against Police Terror


Alternet: What the Cellphone Industry Doesn't Want You to Know About Radiation Concerns

Republicans Try To Repeal Patriot Act

A.C.L.U. Sues to Bar ‘Dragnet’ Collection of Phone Records

Are you as fearful of terrorism today as you were on Sept 11th, 2001?

The third Koch ‘brother’ hits North Carolina

Did you all just change the buttons under "My Profile"?

Where Are the Snowdens of Yesteryear?

Obama is Checking your Email Tumblr

True or False - the Obama Administration has gotten warrants for their surveillance?

Senate votes to debate immigration reform

They're recording all my calls. I know it's true.

This is what hurts my brain a little bit.

Can you monitor me now?


"Mr President, nobody is saying that you broke any laws,

Today is the Virginia Gubernatorial Democratic Primary.

Salvation Army says “Gays Need to Be Put to Death”

Perry adds abortion regulation to special session

Why Edward Snowden Is a Hero

Reports on illegal wiretaps were meant to inform Uribe: Witness

Mayor's Long-Term Storm Prep Plan Heavy On Barriers

Cuomo Says Some Lawmakers Want It Both Ways On Abortion

Anyone know of a good, simple email encryption scheme?

Equal Pay: 50 years later

Agree or Disagree - the Government should not have the right to spy on its people

Taking down the big old ash tree in the back yard

Drip, Drip, Drip; Rand Paul

NSA data mining: What else did we expect?

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and the War on Sexual Violence


Fla. Children's Museum Abolishes Two-Parent Family Plans Rather Than Recognize Lesbian Moms

Zoe robot returns to Chile's Atacama Desert On NASA mission to search for subsurface life

I posted this in GD 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and the War on Sexual Violence

Unhinged Judge revokes plea deal and sentences man to 30 days in jail for playful gesture

Am I the only one to notice the change?

Guardian Reporter Glenn Greenwald: We Have List of NSA Targets

Day 2 of Zimmerman Jury Selection, Questioning

Is there a current list of the MOST stupid things republicans have said recently?

Fox News: Trayvon Would Be Alive If He Didn’t Have Street Attitude

Google Asks Government To Let Them Reveal How Many National Security Data Requests They Get

Survivors Reluctant to Testify in New Genocide Trial

Bomb found under Italian diplomatic car in Tripoli

Operation Troll the NSA is starting up.

StopG8 Statement on Protests and Police Violence 11 June

The Entire Harry Potter Series of 8 Films is on sale on iTunes for $59.99 in HD.

How to get politics out of the IRS: Tax-exempt groups should disclose donors. - USA Today

This just in: Matt Daemon is intercepting your email.

Rare heat burst makes central Nebraska feel like Vegas

Petition to Remove NYS ED Commissioner

Fishing for corpses in Colombia's Sanquianga river

new friends

ACLU Suing Obama Administration Over Phone Records Gathering

Odd post but didn't know where else to share! About Dr. Seuss...

Silence is golden unless . . . Please come CAPTION Glenn Beck!!!

License, registration and cell phone: Bill would let N.J. cops search phones after crashes

Moral Monday Draws 'Moron Monday' Insult From Republican As Dozens Arrested In North Carolina

Could Edward Snowden really shut down the NSA?

The Vain Media Cynics of the NSA Story

Obama Hosts Peru’s Humala in Push for Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Reuters’ Fake “Clarification” to an article on Venezuela

Data leaker Snowden could head to NZ (Assangist barrister Geoffrey Robertson)

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2012

A special call for social justice

And so it begins

D.C. panel examines DOMA impact on older gay couples

This is wonderful! Look who are new BFF's!!!!

NSA listening device identified!

Al Franken Defends NSA Surveillance: It’s Not Spying, They’re Protecting Us

Are we watching the Outing or the Rollout of the Panopticon... err I mean PRISM?

Hi everyone, quiet in these parts lately. Hope business is good.

Why Scott Walker’s Job Record Is So Embarrassing

United States scales back plans for Guantanamo prosecutions

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging NSA's Patriot Act Phone Surveillance

Best TV shows of all time

Glenn Greenwald Like A Boss

Guatemala's ex-dictator leaves military hospital

Robert Redford Worried About President Obama’s ‘Courage of Conviction’

Aunt’s Statement At Manning Trial Becomes Evidence

Dear Chris Matthews, I know you love any whiff of scandal that can be connected to a Clinton . . . .

Cop sexually assaults woman then arrests her for protesting

Kids donate lemonade stand profits to food bank

Ever hear of the government program Main Core?

NY man, 97, gets diploma 8 decades later

Appeals court will consider blocked NYC soda ban on Tuesday

San Francisco sues gun companies over high-capacity magazines

What DU thinks of the NSA scandal: Results Inside

Washington gun control initiative filed by advocates

Switch to Electronic License Plates Could Improve SC Highway Safety

3 Alarming Facts About Sexual Assault In The U.S. Military

Republican Party of Virginia in Hot Water Over Request for Gun Details

Is What You're Eating One Of These 15 High-Risk GMO Ingredients?

Strange how so many scandals developed all at once

Pundits vs. Edward Snowden Informing public of government spying 'self-indulgent' and 'grandiose'

2013 Q1 Update: U.S. Solar Industry Keeps Chugging Along (723 MW installed)

Fun Fact...LMAO

I wonder if the right wing idiots are now gonna go out and get

Sam Cooke ... so smooth

G-Tac Mining:Good "who got how much" list. (Guess who got most?)

If Edward Snowden were reading DU right now, what would you want to say to him?

And now for something completely different..

Would you be willing to allow 200 deaths a year from terrorism if we ended the wars and revoked...

School Holds Buyback For Toy Guns

(Califronia) Solar power generation hits record levels (2071 MW at noon)

Russia's Putin says U.S. supports opposition protesters

Likud MK: Settlement construction is good for peace with Palestinians

Boston Drill Using Backpack Explosives Planned Before Marathon

This is How 11-Dimensional Chess Works

Setback for the drone progra

Freshmen House Dems: 'Don't give away our authority on trade deals'

Venezuelans use smartphone app to find toilet paper

The business case for wind power: Opinion (Google)

Patrick Leahy, Chair of Judiciary does NOT agree with Senator Franken on the NSA

Solar Tornadoes: NASA Solar Dynamic Observatory Captures Footage of Tornadoes On the Sun

Colorado is burning again.

Expenses claimed by Tory MP include cupcake, steakhouse

Japan Creates The World's Largest Game Of Life

What about The Borgias?

Boehner: Snowden is a "traitor"

Helicopter Takes to the Skies With the Power of Human Thought

Those who have Serious Problems with Glenn Greenwald..Is it Him or His Reporting?

Booz Allen Employees Think Edward Snowden Is A "Douche"

Marilize Leguana

CBS News: White House defends DNI director Clapper after congressional testimony draws fire

Extremely Rare Blue Lobster Caught Off Nova Scotia

Ted Cruz gives away the game

An old "Time" magazine in the Doctor's Office earlier today

Attempt to expunge boy's suspension over pastry denied

5 Conspiracy Theories That Are Shockingly Easy to Debunk

Grayson wants to halt government collection of citizens' phone, Internet records

violent felon learned the

Cuteness attack! :3

After Newtown shooting, parents enter into the lonely quiet

British police tv shows

About those FISA applications; Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court Orders 1979-2011

Is it time for the DOJ to let this Snowden investigation go?

Holy Shit: How many security clearances have been issued?

When will President Obama fire James Clapper for lying to Congress?

(Awesome!) 'Man with the golden arm'


Oh shit!

Right Wing Republican: War In GOP If Immigration Reform Passes (AUDIO)

In Unanimous Vote, Russia Passes Bill Making It Illegal To Tell Kids Gay People Exist

CATO Institute, "How the NSA Spies on Americans":

They do it because they can

Obama IS checking your email!

pssst, look who's pushing NSA-gate starring Goldenboy Glenn:

Father's Day: Ashley Madison Says Dads May Be Celebrating With Kids They Didn't Spawn

Why DNA is not equal to fingerprints

Griffin visited Syria

Does anyone remember when you were a kid and played checkers and you won

Question for people who support secret NSA activities. Why buy into the argument that this

TYT: Prince Harry Defends Gay Soldier From Hate Attack - 'Back the F--- Off!'

‘PBS NewsHour’ Plans Layoffs as It Closes Offices

Forbes, a friend of nuclear, on San Onofre

Am I on Common Dreams. Org?

The Most Important Congressional Investigation in U.S. History

Pew Research Sez: "It's okay when my side does it."

Film synopsis

Anybody watching Tweety? Now there's a story on abuses at the State Department

Russian Duma passes law banning 'gay propaganda'

Judge orders Mike Duggan off Detroit Mayoral ballot

Let's use the NSA to spy on Wall Street!

Harry Reid: If Lawmakers Didn't Know About NSA Surveillance, It's Their Fault

Response to Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-natch), from Tom Joad

How do we delete old journal entries ?

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The plan in New England is to stop kicking extra points.....

Even far into the future, will the world see another Despot?

Big Money and the NSA Scandal … How Dangerous is the "Security/Digital Complex"?

You have reached your destination: Why Waze went with Google

Senior PA Official: ‘All of Palestine—From the River to the Sea—is Occupied’

So I have figured these 2 Political Parties out, maybe

CNN has live footage of riot force attack on protesters in Taksim Square, Istanbul

In Memoriam: Iain (M.) Banks

Ohio man charged in bizarre White House security incident

Would you rather the Congress protect you or the Constitution?

Papantonio: Stop NSA Before Republicans Regain Power

Christie picking up major Democratic endorsements this week

If Ever We Needed

Lindsey Graham: ‘If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it’

Israeli Politicians Address Gay Pride at Parade

MP calls for women hanged for witchcraft to be pardoned

GOP Talking Points Falling Apart: ‘Obamacare” Will Save BILLIONS in Lower Premiums

New North America Viking Voyage Discovered

Watch Frontline tonight: Syria

Ancient Egyptians Accessorized With Meteorites

Obama Nominates America’s Biggest Walmart Cheerleader as His Chief Economic Adviser

2009 gay club shooting was revenge for sexual assault

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