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Archives: June 17, 2013

New BREAKING scandal: Snowden provides evidence that US and UK spy agencies spy on other countries

Michael Jackson when he was at his peak...

Detroit Metro Times: The Complete Streets initiative for Woodward

I love me a talented ice cream truck driver...

Took a pic of my roomie's cat and got this

Portland’s Light Rail to Power Trains With Regenerative Braking

Anyone here going to buy an XBox One or Playstation 4?

Venezuela's cardinal: Pope should urge coexistence

Once again, it's time for DU's annual Miss Exoplanet contest!

(NYC) City to Roll Out A Recycling Plan For Food Waste

The Dark Night Rises...

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 17 June 2013

Reading many of the posts about horrible fathers, sons, and daughters today

DNI denies NSA analysts can tap calls without a warrant

Harley Davidson gives Pope two bikes.

What Sweden Can Tell Us About Obamacare

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so

Rose Holds Off Mickelson for U.S. Open Title

Zelaya's party taps wife as presidential candidate

McDonalds worker in PA expects paycheck, gets paid with Chase debit card instead

English Bulldog Father meets daughter first time- Happy Father's Day!

Serious question about Obamacare...

US troops are stationed in Japan to protect the nation. But to sex workers in Okinawa, they .......

Put a Bird On It

The PRISM Program Explained

"The character called Barack Obama"

What's Your Jeopardy! Dream Board?

Jim Garrison NBC broadcast 1967

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so (excellent information)

SO: Did Rug ever finish soaping his old ferret??

Jeb's brother, former President George W. Bush, has said he thinks Jeb should run for president,

State Department to Name Lawyer Cliff Sloan to Close Guantanamo.

Simply Sarah

Bill Maher New Rules- House of Lards

Jet with President GW Bush makes emergency landing

Texas Governor Rick Perry Now Begging For Government Handouts (video)

How many jobs has this fat cat created?

The War On Women: The Chamberlain-Kahn Act of 1918

Heidi Woodard: Man unintentionally sells wife’s $23,000 ring at garage sale

The War On Women: The Chamberlain-Kahn Act of 1918

Daytime Emmies: Is Kelly gonna take something? Really, she is SO much (for me). n/t

U.S. chief records officer details federal e-mail record-keeping programs

"Derivatives Are Weapons Of Slow Economic Destruction: Study"

To all of our DU Truckers! And my Grandfather, he was a Teamster.

Washington state government shutting down??

Andres Oppenheimer: U.S. wins rare diplomatic battle in Latin America

Confirmed: Microsoft Tells the NSA About Back Doors in Windows

Allen Ginsberg reads America

"100% Security" is 100% Bunk

9/11 could have been prevented with our pre-9/11 security apparatus.

The Ed Show - Cheney says Obama has ‘no credibility’


Are the young people that Shrinks label as "Disruptive",

Following Skinner's advice...

Congressman denies report claiming NSA can listen to calls without warrants

Congress approval rating sinks to new historic lows (this is scary)

Is Rand Paul gunning for a % of the black vote?

The Heat are...

The end is nigh: Mosquitoes 20 times larger than normal invade Florida.

Exclusive: Rubio Says It Should Be Legal To Fire Someone For Being Gay

Any Fool can have a Child~

So if, even in 2016, we have to settle for just stopping the bad guys...


AlJazeeraEnglish: Inside Story - 'Big Brother' Obama?

If there's one thing~

Just hawkish do YOU think most Americans are?

Do not Stand Idly By

The Snowden Principle - a lie told by everyone is not the truth

Kangaroos Invade Australian Open, Delay Start Of LPGA Tournament

Breaking News: Notorious liars claim they're telling the truth.

This just makes me-

Climate talk shifts from curbing CO2 to adapting

Stormy Monday, 6/17/13

*Girl Rising, CNN now,

question regarding buying movies on ITunes

Got caught in a dust devil a few days ago and freaked.

trent franks, abortion bans, and the fetal pain lie

trent franks, abortion bans, and the fetal pain lie

Did anyone see Nurse Jackie tonight? (possible spoilers).

Cops mistake art for bomb, blow it up at festival

When power seduces, transparency is discarded

Tennessee Female Attorneys Urged to Wear Less Revealing Outfits

Toronto Transit Commission: Third-busiest mass transit system in North America (video)

Yes. I admit it! I am one of those people that has giving a name to my computer!

It is amazing where we find wisdom.

North Korea is like a rugby ball

West arming Syrian rebels who eat human flesh,Vladimir Putin says

Pope blesses thousands of bikers as Harley Davidson turns 110


New Study Offers Stark Update: Malnutrition Responsible for 45 Percent of all Child Deaths

Freepers still think Sarah Palin could/should be president. Kinda' sad when you think about it.

Egypt's Morsi allows extremists to do as they please

My aunt once took me to this beautiful place

Gaza's Gypsies Face Daily Racism

Bennett Toon... Security

Sarah Grey: The Ballad of Marisol Brook

Trumka says a worldwide New Deal is needed

Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

US security — too big not to fail

Ireland-bound~ The Obamas

Diplomatic shift could end Assange's year of asylum

Syria calls Egypt move a U.S.-Israeli conspiracy

June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day

Apple Got Up to 5,000 Data Requests in Six Months

Sexism and gender issues in SF/fantasy/horror, and what I plan to do about it.

Climate change overseas likely to affect UK food supplies

June 17, 1958: The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing Collapses

June 17, 1933 The Kansas City massacre

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

And now, A pleasant moment from my childhood...

Mexico pushes for direct ties with Canada, apart from U.S. influence

Mexico pushes for direct ties with Canada, apart from U.S. influence

Why Is Gay Porn So Popular in Pakistan?

Obama arrives in Northern Ireland for G8 summit

Obama is live from Belfast on M$NBComcast n/t

Russian tycoon wants to transfer minds to machines by 2035

Bringing back Galapagos’ giant tortoises

Chilean nanny alleges NYC couple kept her a virtual slave

Stop Lying to yourself About Being That “Good Guy With A Gun” by STEVE MARMEL

See how a magician helps those in need:

AP PHOTOS: Chilean torture center becomes shelter

AP PHOTOS: Chilean torture center becomes shelter

Miss Utah at Miss America last night - dumb is dumb!!!

* * * DUzy Awards: Week ending June 14, 2013 * * *

*sigh* better late than never... they're up!

Venezuela signs arms control law

Latin America: Evo Morales And Nicolas Maduro Defend The Region’s Union

Company: Terror laws may apply to Keystone XL pipeline foes

Elizabeth Warren on the relationship between the Supreme Court and the Chamber of Commerce

Does Reuters shill for Corporations that sell Baby Formula in Venezuela?

What's for Dinner ~ Monday June 17th

Make Up Your Mind on Syria, Mr. President!

Could the world's biggest marine sanctuary be declared in the Antarctic?

Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths

5 Ways the Global Security State Can't Stop Itself from Abusing Our Privacy and Destroying People's

Are Conservatives More Likely Than Liberals to Avoid Cognitive Dissonance?

How Corporate Greed Is Starving Our Public School System

AP source: US, Cuba to resume talks on direct mail

AP source: US, Cuba to resume talks on direct mail

I can't believe it!

Prepare for a real shock! -snicker-

Julian Assange: Ecuador will continue to grant asylum

Oldest known primate discovered

Top Secret Defense Contractors No Longer Being Reinvestigated

Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds?

Police adding pepper spray to water cannon in Turkey protests

Brutal Poll Shows That Even Republicans Are Fed Up With Republicans In Congress

Canadian couple find 400-year-old female skeleton in their back yard

Bill Would Reverse Green Initiatives for New Federal Buildings

PRISM Is Just Part Of A Much Larger, Scarier Government Surveillance Program

Where Uncle Sam Ought to Be Snooping

Monday Toon Roundup 1: GOP

Monday Toon Roundup 2: Security State

Monday Toon Roundup 3: The Rest

Netanyahu Delays Marriage Equality Bill Because Of Lack Of Consensus

Who is pushing us to go to war with Syria?

Republican Wisdom (you have everything to fear)

Bob Schieffer destroys himself. Can't remember history. Pimps ad hominem illogic.

Majority of Supreme Court members millionaires

Wisconsin is one of 10 states that was included in a story about Justice for sale

Venezuela considers taking bottles from babies' mouths

report confirms coal co.s receive massive u.s. taxpayer subsidies for mining on public lands

At least the judge seemed to feel bad about it.

What is the biggest secret that Snowden has given away?

Russell Brand should be a regular on the Morning Joe

America spends too much of our disposable income on muslim countries who all hate us.

The Pentagon’s Preparations for War Against Us

Social Conservatives Still Control the GOP

Pipeline spills oil waste over more than 100 acres of Alberta

Celebration of the Election Results in Iran (Pics) and a Video Recollection of the very First Occupy

Taliban fighters shrug off NSA surveillance revelations: ‘We knew’

Edward Snowden’s Father Speaks Out To Fox About Media ‘Misinformation,’ Asks Son To Stop Leaking

Ohio police chief takes criminals to task online (on FB)

Do they care? No, they don't. Here's why.

Jet stream changes cause climatically exceptional Greenland Ice Sheet melt

Edward Snowden 'not a Chinese spy' - Beijing

America Feeds the Rich

"ultimately all of this stuff is about the grift."

Invest 93L is heading for those Mexican oil wells

David Brooks, Tom Friedman, Bill Keller Wish Snowden Had Just Followed Orders

How involved is the CIA in drug trafficking?

Multiple New Polls Show Americans Reject Wholesale NSA Domestic Spying

Edward Snowden To Participate In Online Q&A Today

Turkish government says it may use army to end protests

Domestic Dissent Can Change US Foreign Policy for the Better

Remember whistleblower Thomas Tamm?

WP: "O’Malley tells liberal legal group that his policies have strengthened Maryland"

For all of those who think that CNET story must have been true

Saudi Arabia says MERS coronavirus kills four more

Before, only right wing loons reported how much POTUS' trips will cost, now Huff and Wa Post

Foreign accent syndrome?

Papantonio: South A Ticking Time Bomb for GOP

Bathtime? No thanks!

Source: Obama Considering Releasing NSA Court Order

Five great British TV ads - video

Some of Us realize that 4th Amendment Rights are Debatable, and in Flux over Time ...

Canada's tar sands companies fail to clean up toxic waste, report finds

Germany: broken dike plugged by sinking ships.

Bad Idea, Mr. President

How Do Death Valley’s “Sailing Stones” Move Themselves Across the Desert?

The Whistleblower's Guide: How to Leak to the Press

Man Blames Discovery Show for Wife's Death


Two Women Claim Texas Jailers Ran a 'Rape Camp' Behind Bars

Who put the 'hippo' in hypocrisy? Please come CAPTION The Captain of the Crapper!!!!

To Protect Atrazine, Syngenta Investigated Judges & Federal Panelists, Had List Of 130 Pet Orgs

Turkey and Russia react with fury to G20 spying revelations

Reader Supported News

111 Dead Indian River Manatees In Past Year, Plus 300+ Pelicans, 46 Dolphins - No Clues As To Why

Not just Verizon.

Why Sarah Palin actually matters again

Wondered how long his positive rating would last.......not long....

Deafening Silence On Keystone, Climate Turning Off Obama Allies: OFA "Just Wants Us To Be Soldiers"

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Gov., Billed Taxpayers For Sunscreen, Dog Vitamins: Report

Rights are privileges of convenience

Whenever you hear about WalMart or Sam's Club, remember what Helen Walton said

We Have Entered "The Twilight Zone" Of American Politics

So is anyone else conflicted about the whole Snowden affair?

Maine - LePage's Environment Head Blocks Chemical Safety Laws, Slashed Enforcement, Missed Deadlines

Australian Climate Commission; Nation Will Pay Dearly For Years Wasted In "Infantile" Debate

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”

Supreme Court strikes down law AZ law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

The NSA's PRISM Program Is Shockingly Uncontroversial With The American Public

The cynical, depressing reality of our policy in Syria?

China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities

7 in 10 Hispanics go to college & I bet everyone of them will hear about the Heritage Foundation

dictionary, sweeping, ionosphere, military intelligence, Steve Case, Scully (there, i said em...)

FYI: Snowden Twitter Q&A beginning at 11 am EST.

Surprise! Justice Scalia Strikes Down Arizona Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote

Turkey threatens to deploy army to end unrest

Gordon Ramsay tweets a picture with me in it.

An observation about guns: it seems to me that the decision to own a gun for self defense is in

Fleeing the country to avoid prosecution makes Snowden a coward.

How mortgage servicers are strong-arming the victims of the Moore, OK tornado

90s movie about NSA, etc.

Surprise! Justice Scalia Strikes Down Arizona Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote

If Snowden was a REAL patriot he wouldn't flee the country...

Edward Snowden Q&A

Tom Tomorrow reads DU

Edward Snowden Q&A- live now

Ofcom investigates broadcasting of Lee Rigby footage

"the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history is answering your questions "

Does anyone know the context of the Franklin quote that is currently going around:

Iran vote: Rouhani vows transparency on nuclear issue

On the brink, Detroit halts debt payments, plans pension cuts

Do you think the United States Government, as currently constituted, would murder Snowden?

Drugmakers Opened to ‘Pay for Delay’ Suits by High Court

Apple: We Don't Give the NSA Direct Access to Our Servers

Pic Of The Moment: New Poll: Even Republicans Are Sick Of Republicans

NSA leaker Snowden says no chance of fair trial in U.S.

Justices Reject Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship

TeaParty approach to "lowering taxes" (NC)

Analysis: European cloud computing firms see silver lining in PRISM scandal

Today in Peace and Justice history on June 17, 1972

Snowden basically admits the "direct access" claim was bullshit.

Today in Peace and Justice history on June 17, 1972

Obama and His Allies Say the Govt Doesn't Listen to Your Phone Calls — But the FBI Begs to Differ

Joy Reid is sitting in for Alex Wagner

I am feeling wicked impatient waiting for "The Dark Defiles"

"Edward Snowden ONLINE NOW" Transcript/Raw data of what he really said & how he said it

Edward Snowden Q & A - Draw your own conclusions

Palestinian hopes for two states 'not possible', says Israeli minister Bennett

Wait... the people we have been paying for decades to spy on other countries...

Religions seen slow to go green; Pope has chance to inspire

Snowden says that the "U.S. government" has already found him guilty of "treason."

Retroactive FISA Warrants? Still 72 hrs & 15 days during "Time of War"??

Supreme Court bars lawyers from accessing drivers' database

San Jose State animation program: Hundreds of students shut out

Justices to hear New Jersey fair housing case

Hercules the Liger, largest cat alive

TEDGlobal: Cloud schools offer new education

Cop Sexually Assaults Woman Then Arrests Her For Protesting

Really, really, REALLY not surprising post by a RWer on a CNN story about the SCOTUS

So what happens if the Postal Service goes away?

New Zealand Man Survives 15th Story Plunge After Being Locked Out Of Hotel

Why I Won’t Publish Your Comments About False Rape Accusations

Did we just lose the right to remain silent?

Nobody pulls a fast one on me!


Snowden: I Didn’t Reveal Any Operations Against ‘Legitimate’ Military Targets

Slaton police arrest woman after request to see warrant

#Snowden: "I could be living in a palace petting a phoenix by now"

Supreme Court says states may not add citizenship proof for voting

Bullying Among Siblings — Not as Harmless as We Think

These fake "charities" make me see red.

Cherrios Parody of "Just Checking": a response to Haters

Dying of Heat Stroke in Texas Prisons

Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight

Board Philosophy: Just how much flooding constitutes flooding?

Mark Ritchie isn't seeking re-election as MN Secretary of State

Snowden: Obama Should Call For Special Committee To Review NSA Programs

Russia says it will not allow Syria no-fly zones

Thom Hartmann: Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Rushkoff - When Everything Happens Now P1

Boxing (quick update)

Thom Hartmann: Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Rushkoff - When Everything Happens Now P2

AHA! Why privacy is important. I finally got it.

Study: Just thinking about money can corrupt you

Gagged by Big Ag

A 41-year trip in the Wayback Machine to June 17, 1972--

6 Ways Faith Communities Have Helped Prevent Gun Violence Since Newtown

Leon Haywood - I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You

Al Gore: NSA's secret surveillance program 'not really the American way'

Did Kaiser Sose pry open the wallet?

How The National Security State Is Really Welfare For The Rich

Separate Attacks Kill 32 People in Iraq

Source: FBI searching Michigan field for Hoffa's remains

State photo-ID databases become troves for police

The Danger of Water Intoxication

Bullying by siblings just as damaging, research finds

Quit Google, Facebook' suggests tech expert as surveillance scandal deepens

7-Eleven Stores Operated 'Modern Day Plantation System,' Feds Claim

I kissed a Republican

Congress can get the information about NSA they want.

Does the elf-woman in those Tynon ads know that her boob-straps won't protect her?

Vibes to my aunt. A "Woman of Distinction" in Nova Scotia for

Bank of America Paid Bonuses to Foreclose: Lawsuit

The Country’s Biggest Spy Center --by James Bamford

Full disk encryption with OpenBSD: a howto

NASA picks 8 new astronauts, 4 of them women

HBO Premieres ‘Gasland Part II’ On July 8

LIVE coverage of Zimmerman trial at this link:

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? nt

Nuts About Obama

Michelle Malkin is creepy yet fascinating.

The rightwing protests the government...

Will the Supreme Court decision on Arizona's Voting Law have an effect in PA?

#Snowden: Last Word For Today, and It's For You, DU...

HBO documentary 'The Cheshire Murders' 7/27 @9pm est....

Tennis anyone? Seeking info on learning tennis as an old fart.

Dumb Criminals: Dallas Police Say $10K Smoker Stolen For "$75 Worth Of Pot"

Book Review Addresses Chickenhawk Issue

Majority Report: Obamabot Andy Kindler Talks NSA Leaks

Majority Report: "Nothing to See Here, Folks!" Obama Apologists Blow Past Shocking NSA Revelations

Snowden’s asset: NSA hacking exposer knows secrets China wants - RT

Democrats trounce Republicans 22-0

Charles Saatchi photographed in public clenching Nigella Lawson's neck 4 timees during an argument


Reince Priebus’s Terrible Case for GOP Reform

My girlfriends parents are visiting. So that means the yearly trip to some chain "restaurant"

Cool street art alert: “Women do not owe you their time or conversation”

The NSA Spying on Americans is a betrayal...

Humorous proverbs to live by

Photos of sweat shops & slums provide an image of an unrecognisable city: 19tn century NYC

Edward Snowden Says More Info About "Direct Access" Is In the Works

Burundi’s economy up in smoke after market fire

I would like my account deleted.

Ok, I need help...found another 5-week-old kitten on Saturday

Public Enemy Number One: the Public

Will China Protect Edward Snowden? - China Digital Times

Map of the Day: Fewer waiting periods for guns than for abortions

I Wish

A Fathers Day gift from my late father

Pew Poll: 70 Percent Oppose Providing Arms To Syrian Rebels

Gun lobby must love this: H.R. 1825:

Well, I shut off my lapop when it was trying to install another Windows update...

Supreme Court Ruling, better not remain silent after all.

If there were no negative repercussions, Republicans would:

Ed Snowden elevated to status of National Human Rights HERO by his CRITICS!!! (not an ONION Piece)

Do Senate Dems have the votes for the `nuclear option’?

Family adopts elderly dog, who then saves their lives

When freezing meat it is recommended that the meat be wrapped in plastic wrap

Feds: NY, Va. 7-Eleven stores exploited immigrants

Gordon Ramsay's dwarf porn double Percy Foster dies in badger den

I only support abortion when it's absolutely necessary.

New RW email chain compiles all their fake scandals in one place.

Snowden's latest leak is about our spying on Russia. Is he trying to start WW3?

It's Moral Monday again! Solidarity

Chen Guangcheng says Chinese pressure forced him out of NYU

Obama-Era 'Regime Change'

BEST STORY EVER: Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.

I'm starting to wonder...

Miss USA Runner-Up Praises NSA Surveillance: ‘I’d Rather Someone Track My Phone…’

Bean Salads for Summer

New abortion law in OH would extend wait, require ultrasound & doctor to lie!

Polymer-coated catalyst protects "artificial leaf"

Dad/Daughter Shooting Day Held at AZ Range

Fortress Unionism

If Ed Snowden wants to avoid prosecution

Philosophical Advice For A Rationalist Atheist Who Wants To Be Religious Without Betraying His Ideal

Crowd-Source Prediction of Mean September Sea Ice Extent (July update)

Sooo... this is Castle Bansalot?

Hero EMT dispatcher helps pinpoint lost stroke victim in 8-hour phone call marathon

Authorities hopeful search will turn up Jimmy Hoffa's remains in Oakland Township

Lilly Endowment Appoints Religious Program Director

Is It Time For President Obama To Deliver A Direct Address To The Nation?

U.S. ambassador 'proud' he helped convince Canada to stay in Afghanistan

North Carolina, the Old Trash State

"We need to create education better."

One can engage in a heroic act despite any other character flaws.

Greek court suspends ERT broadcaster closure

Lawyers Can't Use DMV Records to Solicit Clients

Philippines health law tests power of Catholic church

I'm been working on a new logo

This Pic sums up the GOP in re the NSA "Scandal":

The Ethics of the Interfaith Movement

Since Man of Steel opened up, there have been a few Superman related threads here and there on DU...

Duke Energy want to raise rates (again). Public hearings scheduled...

Sarah Palin tests out her journalist skills on Fox & Friends. Come CAPTION the diva cub reporter!!!

Name Five Women In Philosophy. Bet You Can't.

I'm not sure why Scalia is surprising so many people


Corker blocks Afghan war funds over CIA 'ghost money' program

Colombia’s ambassador to US implicated in land theft scandal

Colombia’s ambassador to US implicated in land theft scandal

An unhappy welshman calls ASDA's complaints dept.

Kobach issues alarming gun threat after protest at his house

Damn, Googles good!

Whether or not it's insane to believe in the supernatural, any supernatural must be insane.

NY Times: "Budget Cuts Reach the Bone for Philadelphia Schools"

Snowden Hits Back Against Critics of NSA Leaks

On a lighter note, can anyone suggest what I should do?

PA Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Proposal [VIDEO]

Hey Rick the shit Perry - it was Reagan who didn't save the men and

Woman Who Falsely Accused Brian Banks of Rape Ordered to Pay $2.6M

ACLU: Ordering Pizza (an oldy but goody from the Bush years... still relevant?)

Note To Self: Don't Throw Freshly Cooked Meat At Wild Bear

Colombia sees rise in use of ‘zombie’ drug that affects victims for hours

Rick Perry is outraged! "This administration wouldn't make one phone call to help ...

2nd-grade class photo separates boy in wheelchair from his peers

NYT editor's blog: Snowden’s Questionable New Turn

Anonymous Member Who Helped Expose Steubenville Faces More Jail Time Than Rapists

Colombia sees rise in use of ‘zombie’ drug that affects victims

Edward Snowden: ‘Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped’ By Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian

PA Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Proposal [VIDEO]

Yellow-headed Blackbird hogging the feeder.

Female lawmaker in WI seems to think abortion is a fun trend & it's ok to traumatize rape victims.

Too Close for Comfort

religions of the world!

Annoyance on Skype (loud ads), you too ?

Why I’ve lost faith in NSA-leaker Edward Snowden. by John Aravosis

PA Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Proposal [VIDEO]

We're paying for all this stuff. Reflections on Mr. Snowden

NYC's Second Avenue Subway construction (with photos) in Manhattan

SCOTUS says you must specify 5th amendment in order to stay silent to police

Israel debates branding settler price tag attacks 'terrorism'

CBS Announces Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows

Is this true?

Rohani Victory May Curb Support for Israeli Attack on Iran

The vast majority of wiretaps were used in the war on drugs, not for terrorism (.gov Link inside)

PA Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Proposal [VIDEO]

How surprised were you to hear about the recent revelations regarding the NSA surveillance program?

Glenn Greenwald Justifies Snowden’s Fear He Will Be Killed: U.S. ‘Targeted’ Americans In The Past

Can't Ride the Beast

EW Jackson Goes on Ultra-Bigot's Show, Whines He's Being "Persecuted" for His OWN Past Statements

Congressman Calls For New Birther Investigation, Questions ‘The President’s Validity’

There's something a bit unsettling about Snowden's girlfriend...

The need to feed The Crazy will cost the GOP

Erins go bragh-less (?!), horrifying locals with topless brawl in Doon

The Real Scandal That the Right Will Never Investigate for Fear of Their Lives

You know how the NSA actually gets the "content" of a phone call when under warrant?

Obama and Putin cite differences on Syria but say they want violence to end

Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson released from jail

OMG!..Refund from Anthem today!!!!

Alegra, 10-Year-Old Girl, Makes Moving Father's Day Plea For LGBT Workplace Protection (VIDEO)

My Pack did beat the Tar out of the Heels in the College World Series!

I am uncertain whether we should worry about what Mr. Snowden has revealed;

While Johnny-come-lately civil libertarians were whining, SCOTUS just gutted an amendment

Miss USA contestant blows the question of gender equality

Can anybody identify this tree? I found a branch on the ground and I'm not familiar with it.

Domestic communications are perused by NSA "on the certification of an analyst rather than a warrant

Why do we post the same things over and over again at DU?

China's Tianhe-2 retakes fastest supercomputer crown (BBC)

Whitey Bulger Trial: Hitman testifies reputed mobster "broke my heart"

Economists To G-8: Want Growth? Try This

Herschel telescope switched off (BBC)

West explosion shows self-policing fails (from Dallas News)

'Low T': Don't fall for the hype (From Consumer Reports about low testosterone and the drugs)

Edward Snowden, my book with Scott Ritter, and the art of exploiting the messenger vs. the message

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Pew: Public Remains Opposed to Arming Syrian Rebels

As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point

The Snowdon Controversy on DU

Dinner tonight: beer-braised short ribs

Native, Jewish bond thicker than water

Submarine springs reveal how coral reefs respond to ocean acidification

Backup Solar Coming to New York, New Jersey

NSA veteran: "So he is transitioning from whistle-blower to a traitor."

U.K. Moves Toward Bigger Solar Plants as Costs Drop

Study finds 'sweet spot' that makes or breaks environmental actions

From one Nobel Prize winner to another "Veto that Pipeline!"

THE list, top 500 super computer sites in the world (guess who is fastest)

No comment.

Well, they are digging for Hoffa again, thought you'd like to know....

Snowden Admits There Are Restrictions. Offers No Proof Of Abuse. He Is An Idiot.

You stay classy, Atlanta: Sports talk show hosts mock former Saints player who has ALS

I would like to discuss pole dancing without somebody logging it.

Obama: I’m not Dick Cheney

*POTUS live now from Belfast, BBC World News, PBS

GoP still doesn't understand rape and pregnancy, TyT.

Credit Union Pioneers Browser-Based Mobile Check Deposit

James O'Keefe has an ego-boost "memoir" out...

Chemical in Antibacterial Soap Fed to Nursing Rats Harms Offspring

TSA Officer Accused of Shaming Teen for Wearing Leggings.

Hope to be back in here soon. Going through a tough time. My word on N.C.

Obama appoints Washington attorney as special envoy to close Guantanamo prison

Snowden... I like the name Snowden.

Snowden lies AGAIN

Pesticides significantly reduce biodiversity in aquatic environments (up to 42 percent)

Fox News sued over JoDon Romero on-air suicide

Breaking: White House Threatens Veto of House Farm Bill Over Cuts to Food Stamp Program

Fire Humane Officer for Shooting Feral Kittens in Ohio Backyard! (E-action)

Midori, new browser to play with/use

White House threatens veto of House farm bill over cuts to food stamp program

Bullfrogs may help spread deadly amphibian fungus, but also die from it

Has anyone else noticed the scarcely concealed attempt to smear Snowden as gay here on DU?

Who are the three highest paid officials on the Pentagon budget?

UPDATE: Miners, supporters rally again in St. Louis

Bill Nye's War Against Ignorance

The Snowden Count is 23.

As of 5:23 p.m. Central today, the first page of Latest showed the word "Snowden" eight times.

Europa Universalis IV - A Call To Arms

Weird, I just received a second check from the National Mortgage Settlement.

Need suggestions for my 20 year old kitty . . .

San Onofre closure to boost CA's carbon emissions by equivalent of 1.6 million cars

Fourth Circuit Strikes NLRB Poster Rule

Edward Snowden: China's Useful Idiot? (The Atlantic)

186 days until Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' edition...

The NLRB matters to LGBT Workers

White Fright

Hey Rev Al- re Lady Blah Blah

Makes you feel all oogly inside...

ACLU Comment on Appointment of Envoy to Close Guantánamo

The other mile-high club (skyscrapers)

Charlie Rose, Exclusive with President Obama airs Tonight

What's The Deal With Shia LaBeouf's 2008 Claims About Phone Surveillance?

Does Palin remind anyone else of Peg Bundy these days?

Ajokecalypse Now...

NSA Leaker Snowden Location Unknown, White House Chief Says

Texas Democrats complain about ethics vetoes

It's Monday, Car Show day! (pic heavy)

Jury in Zimmerman trial to be anonymous for now : judge

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Remember those celery stalks stuffed with cream cheese? Here's something different.

Chad Johnson released from jail after just one week

State photo-ID databases become troves for police

Jury: No medical negligence in penile implant that left patient with an 8 month erection

US government identifies men on Guantánamo 'indefinite detainee' list

Thank God and President Obama! (OP in the Barack Obama Group)

If you could have a classic tv show rebooted which one would you choose?....

Year Bookin' It, Notorious B.I.G. Style

Recently completed study reveals male preference for younger mates is an unintended consequence

It is Looking Like-

5-year-old stands up to church of hate

Pew poll: Public Split over Impact of NSA Leak, But Most Want Snowden Prosecuted


Organized Religion is Failing the Gay and Transgender Community

OneWest Bank to lay off 725 workers in Austin

Democrats May Need Biden for 'Nuclear Option'

The new battle over religion in schools

Tonight in Rio, Brazil:

House Democrat seeks to restore funding for Public Integrity Unit

Tipster tells FBI: Jimmy Hoffa was hit with shovel, buried alive

"...Don’t be caught being poor.”

...the only way to be sure a secret is safe is if only two people know it…and one of them is dead.

What the NSA doesn’t have: iMessages and FaceTime chats

New Concealed Carry poll

Women to battle pornography with prayer

Tropical depression could cause rough waters on South Texas beaches

What I've learned from the Snowden discussions.

Democrats schedule first DC Circuit nominee hearing - Patricia Millet on July 10

Komen names new CEO to replace Nancy Brinker

Mansion spending records indicate improper billing by Virginia governor and his family

Diversion: a gop game

The HDR I didn't use for the contest.

Supreme Court rules FTC can prevent patent holders from paying rivals to keep generics off shelves

Two executives at Dallas medical insurance firm accused of running a $10 million Ponzi scheme

Smoove & Turrell - Slow Down