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Archives: May 25, 2014

Laney College students heckle UC president [Janet Napolitano]'s address

There's No Tomorrow (peak oil, energy, growth & the future)

Solar Roadways...

I thought this was a good article on this subject.

"Ride the Calypso for Clean Oceans"...Tribute to Jaques Cousteau...Anyone Remember that Fight?

Elizabeth Warren: These Values Are What We're Willing to Fight For

The Most Common Causes of Death for an American at Any Age, in Charts.

Deforestation: Carving up the Amazon

The Mass shooter guy wrote a 140 page life story. Its pretty fucked up

The War on Drugs is working exactly as its backers intended ...

A Question Corporate Fascist America Does Not Want You to Ask: Who Benefits from “White Privilege?"

RW Hypocrites Attack Obama For NOT Acting Just Like A Dictator

Colombia enacts alcohol ban, prohibits firearms during election weekend

California gunman 'was filmmaker Peter Rodger's son'

When you order out

This killer that went on a rampage shooting

South America Rejects US Sanctions on Venezuela

South America Rejects US Sanctions on Venezuela

Mike Malloy - We Fight To Overcome Our Racism

Who says the SEC doesn't use their heads? >>>

Ukraine's 'babushkas' confront armed separatists - #BBCtrending

Masculinity, Violence, and Bandaid Solutions

Guatemala: Violent Eviction of the La Puya Peaceful Mining Resistance

Inside the untouched tomb of Peru’s ancient Wari royals

Lubbock man faces 5 counts of aggravated assault in hit-and-run incident at Wal-Mart, incl. 6 yr old

UCL Final

Anyone Can Claim To Be A Democrat, But Not Every Democrat Embraces The Party's Core Values

So is this too good to be true? Can I sign Dad up for this?

Ben CARSON, scientist, thinks VA scandal is "gift from God." Thinks HE is, too.

Great -long- Esquire article on the failed neurosurgeon author of "Heaven is for Real"

Flashback: When Mitch McConnell Killed VA Benefit Expansion Bill, S. 1982, on February 26, 2014

We Don't Have to Live like this in America! Not One more!

The Rude Pundit: Three legal guns owned by UCSB shooter. Because freedom.

West Virginia State Capitol,

West Virginia State Capitol, and beyond (edited)

Right now, the military industrial complex is like the liquid terminator at the end of Terminator 2

A view of Alaska's Funny River fire from the Anchorage Hillside

Who went to the March Against Monsanto today?

"21 things Obamacare does that you didn't know about"

Soldier Adopts Dog That Saved His Life

"Why Republicans Love Taxing the Poor"

From Elliot Rodger's memoir: "I truly had no advantage at all. The Universe was not kind to me"

Gunman stabbed 3 to death before shooting spree

Boehner Suggests Privatizing The VA: ‘I Still Like The Idea, And Especially Now’

"Brent Budowsky: VA scandal is bipartisan"

Knolton Nash died today. Lots of coverage of his career on CBC.

Uninsured Oklahoma man dies because he feared cost of calling 911

Some good news about 'We the People.'

Stung By Criticism, Obama Preps Sweeping Defense Of His Foreign Policy Approach

Five safe after whale damages boat near Pescadero

Gay man beaten, robbed; police classify incident as hate crime

Meanwhile over in GD...

Tradition need not be hidebound, nor honored or shackled. But recognized for what it is.

House of Representatives Passes National Women’s History Museum Bill

about Asbergers and shooting

I'm diagnosed Asperger syndrome major Depression, a smidgen of psychosis. Modern meds are helpful.

Meet the Woman Who Was Assaulted by a Cop For Taking Tylenol

The Fibonacci Sequence: Nature's Code

A little perspective on climate change

A rescued hobbit reunited with his rescuers

Any know of Kevin Bass?

How Arlington Cemetery Came to Be

Jay Walljasper: A commons way of life could curb climate change

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia OFFICIAL TRAILER

Run Black Man Run

What Piketty misses in his critique of capitalism:the imbalance of power between capital and labor

Painful New Details Emerge About Fox News Anchor's Arrest

How the California Governor’s Race May Be a Boon for House Democrats

Leland Yee: State refuses to release legislative calendar of disgraced state senator

We need to talk about misogyny

Meanwhile in Great Britain, the Labour Party is on its way back!

PolitiFact Rates Fox News Host's Claim 'Pants On Fire'

The Pick-Up Artist Community’s Predictable, Horrible Response to a Mass Murder

Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku

Online Forum For Sexually Frustrated Men Reacts To News That Mass Shooter May Be One Of Their Own

When you think back to 9/11 Bush and Cheney were certainly asleep at the wheel

Elliot Rodger, Isla Vista Shooting Suspect, Posted Racist Messages on Misogynistic Website

Resurgent Vogelsong, Sandoval lift Giants over Twins

UN condemns rights violations in northeast Colombia

Israeli soldiers fired on medic trying to save betunia shooting victim

Beersheba church defaced in new anti-Christian 'price-tag' attack

Pope Lands In Bethlehem, Nod To Palestinian State

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday ~ May 25th

'Not Lovin' It': Low-Wage Workers Met by Riot Police Outside McDonald's HQ

Israeli soldiers harass Palestinian children in Hebron

Ukraine Defends Vote Despite Unrest, Putin Pledges 'Respect'

Millions Worldwide March Against Monsanto

If you spend any time at all online, you'll find personas every bit as weird as the Roger guy

Ukraine's chocolate king Petro Poroshenko preparing for the presidency

Members of Congress to spend Memorial Day in Ukraine To Observe The Critical Presidential Elections

Pro-Gun Group Backs Down After Chipotle Rally Backfires

Another victory in President Obama's war on education:

Threads in Trending or Greatest

Does evil exist and, if so, are some people just plain evil?

Something to keep in mind after all of the mess this past day

7 Most Absurd Right-Wing Statements This Week: Sajak and Coulter Lead the Irrational War on Science

The 16th World KENDO Championships Tokyo: I am going to go see it!

Molten lava meets a can of Coke

Why Jesus Would Have Hated Most Modern Day Religion

Transgender Teen Spends Five Weeks in Solitary at an Adult Prison — Without Being Charged

5 Alarming Facts About the Racial Wealth Gap

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Stinkeye Salad Edition

Fighting Poverty Wages

Meet Dan Barber: America’s next foodie-in-chief

How Congress & The White House Are Trying To Screw You Over In Secret With The Revamped USA Freedom

Pope Endorses ‘State of Palestine’ in West Bank

Venomous Finger

Tap Three Times

‘Catastrophe’ Claim Adds Fuel to Methane Debate

An Executive Got Mistaken For Kitchen Help. But Instead Of Getting Angry, She Turned It Into This.

HP To Cut Up To 16,000 More Jobs

A Continent in Motion: What Conchita Wurst Tells Us About EU Identity

Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Creates Many New Jobs

Colombian President Santos: 'Waging War Is More Popular than Negotiating'

The Empire and the Barbarians in Internet Times

UCSB Shooting Victim's Father Blames Politicians, NRA For Son's Death

Pets and owners over the years:

The New Cold War redux and its Islamic dimension

Superpower and the rest

Nigeria: Boko Haram - Nigerian Army Complains of Inadequate Funding

Michael Moore's FB comment on the UCSB shootings,

Rasmussen Poll Finds Republicans Circling the Drain in GA Senate Race

The 10 Dumbest States In America Are Dominated By Republicans

Onshore Wind Power in Europe now Cheaper than Gas, Coal or Nuclear

Ukraine, short on military budget, starts fundraising drive

Democrats Push to Restart CDC Funding for Gun Violence Research

Women in science they mysteriously don't teach you about

Atheists in the Bible Belt: A survival guide

Yeah! At long last, a beautiful, warm, sunny day...

Five safe after whale damages boat near Pescadero

Father of CA Shooting Victim Points Directly at NRA

John Vasconcellos, veteran legislator, dead at 82

When the cleaning instruction tag on clothing says turn inside out to wash....

One (is The Loneliest Number)--I can't stand that song.

NDAA Conference Clash To Come: SASC Says ‘Readiness,’ HASC Says ‘Hope’

Hawaii: High levels of diesel found at Tripler well

New gun law does not pertain to many campsites

This sucks big time!!!

Mike Malloy - Reactivating Old Sparky

So what are the most crucial US Senate races this year?

As of now, every single state gay marriage ban is now being challenged in court

Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

Atheists in the Bible Belt: A survival guide

Beverly Eckert!

Board wants to remove low-risk sex offenders from registry

Some observations

Fed Budget Slashed, Woods Hole Looking For Corporate Funding; Will Help Find Oil & Natural Gas

Religious threats are often just political ploys

Elliot Rodger, ...

Mike Malloy . Government Surveillance Of Occupy Protests

U-Miami Geologist In Trenches On Climate; 2X Offered To Convene Science Team To Brief Rubio (No)

DU Crowdsource: how to cool the upstairs when the a/c is out?

Tom Steyer Targeting Rick Scott In November On Climate Inertia, Denial

Chickungunya Virus Caseload In Caribbean Basin Now Tops 65,000 Six Months After Arrival

On the Eve of Francis and Bartholomew’s Embrace

The Isla Vista Shooter Couldn't Establish Relationships with Women Because

Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?

How the NRA Enables Massacres

China fighters in ‘dangerous’ brush with Japanese planes

Fox News ‘expert’ suggests ‘homosexual impulses’ triggered Calif. mass shooting

The (Freakin') Solar Roadways project is trending...

Now here's an interesting one...

SALON: "Toxic bankers, captive regulators: Everything you think about the housing market is wrong"

Weird -- the NBC stations in both cities I can receive dumped Meet the Press this morning

50 Democratic Senators Urge NFL to Change Racist Name of Washington Redskins

Untamed Americas - Gigantic School of Rays

Well you know by now how this is gonna work:


Michael Vick: I can help the Jets get to a Super Bowl

EU parliement's votes today

Fidel: A glass of Chivas, Ted TURNER, Gabriel GARCIA Marquez, & Forbes - on $36

UPDATE on The Boy N: If any can, please send vibes to my son June 2nd-tomorrow

Restaurants from the past....

103-Year-Old Orca Defies SeaWorld’s Claims

Patients at rehabilitation center robbed at gun point (Caracas, Spanish)

Vets Dying While Politicians and the Media Plying For Scapegoat in the Bible Belt - A Survival Guide

Extreme poverty increases Venezuela National Institute of Statistics (Spanish)

Bond set at $250,000 for president of Cathedral Bible College with Myrtle Beach campus

The stereotype of the crazed homicidal gay person is an old libel.

Gay pair to adopt children of unfit Catholic parents

Sorry Officer, You Have a Duty to Protect and Serve, Not Proselytize

Do you know any un-insured conservatives who have declined to enroll in Obamacare out of principle?

I was the NRA

Let's call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism

Question about Those that are making statements about Elliot Rodger:

Shooting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, kills three, wounds one

Penn Jillette receives death threats because of atheist views


What Happens When You Introduce 'Troubled' Black Youth To Theater

Why Jesus Would Have Hated Most Modern Day Religion

So AT&T bought Cricket

Born Under A Bad Sign

Pres. Obama is in Afghanistan.

Dem Senator Floats Revived Gun Control Package Centered On Mental Health

In Chambers Order Dismiss Haas v Romney Racketeering Case!

COOKIE ! ! !

Life in a country that refuses to adequately regulate its dangerous firearms

Why isn't John Paul STEVENS still on SCotUS? He's sane/lucid unlike 5 current squatters

But, but, but...

The VA scandal is another example of the failure of "big government"?

Sack: Remembering, always

Did "Meet the Press" end, or did they just take this Sunday off?

DON'T call me "Mama." Don't EVER call me that!

JTMP.ORG - New Report Shows Climate Change Risk Threatening US Historic Sites

Costco: Workers At This Giant Retail Company Are Really Happy With Their Pay

Video of the Alaska Funny River fire at the northeast break line

Father of SB shooting victim pins blame on ‘craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA’

Pre-school grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation promote education.

To rub or not?

Proof that misogyny kills -

David Koch, Donald Trump Lead Wealthy Donors Past Now-Dead Campaign Finance Limit

Post your own "I'm not an NRA supporter, but..." NRA apologia

Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency

Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

I had a brother, and now a nephew that remind me very much of Elliot, and it is scary to contemplate

Why do we expect our police officers to be intake personnel for the mentally ill?

POTUS live speaking to the troops in Afganistan 1:50est

The only thing that I can speculate about Elliot Rodger...

got a nice haul from the farmer's market this morning

I'm off to follow LBJ's advice

Transportation: How long can we adapt before we fall off the Net Energy Cliff?

The wisdom of the founding fathers

VIDEO: “When will this insanity stop?"

States discusses bring back firing squad, hangings after botched lethal injections.

"Endorsements Mean Something-- Sometimes They're A Warning From Malevolent Forces"

Friendly reminder to those interested in talking about mental health.

Bunny Yeager, photographer of Bettie Page pinups, dies at 84

Anyone watching the Indy 500?

Front National wins European parliament elections in France

This Baby Goat Is So Happy With His New Wheelchair, And We Just Can't Even

Today in 1978, Keith Moon played his last with The Who. And Wow.

Health-Care Reform: Thanks, But We Kentuckians Still Hate Obamacare

Here is some information about Santa Barbara County Mental Health

Solar roadways

Crowley Grills Lawmakers On VA Scandal: Is It A 'Failure Of Oversight?'

US Gun Manufacturers & 2A, The Eye Of The Death Hurricane

Pentagon to close 21 facilities in Europe

Any chance you'd consider eliminating Forum Hosts at DU...

Bankers exhale as Tea Party power fizzles

President Obama Surprises U.S. Troops In Afghanistan(pics)

Does evil exist?

Jimmy Carter’s evangelical downfall: Reagan, religion and the 1980 presidential election

Do You Invest In The Gun Business?

The culture war behind the crisis of mainstream politics

Poland’s Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90

GOP Senate primary points may haunt party in fall

Do We Need the Supreme Court?

Sen. Bernie Sanders for carbon tax

This about sums it up!!

Somebody actually went there

Brunch with Bernie - May 23, 2014

Interesting bug or undocumented feature

Woman arrested for claiming her vote erroneously went to the PSUV candidate

It’s too late for the the Republicans....They are fucked!!

Happy Towel Day!

Ohio replaces lethal injection with humane new head-ripping-off machine

What quality of life can minimum wage workers afford?

Fukushima plant chief admitted mishandling of reactor cooling system

Did I do a bad thing?

BENGHAZI! Is a right-wing profit center

It's time to accept the reality of guns in our society.

One more time- again. The mentally ill are far more often VICTIMS

Salinas Police fatally shoot strawberry farmer (graphic video included)

“Happy Mother’s Day” Call from Pro-Gun Activist Obsessed with Sodomy

Bond set at $250,000 for Wayne Miller, president of Cathedral Bible College with Myrtle Beach campus

The March for Democracy

Just got back from Arlington National Cemetary.

SB shooter's family called authorities about mental state. At least three of his targets were male.

Dkos: No matter the murderous motive, the common denominator is always the gun

On Human Destructiveness

Societies make "a series of mistakes" when they allow the rich to grow super-rich . . .

SF considers adopting law to compel some mentally ill persons to receive treatment


An amazing chart showing global military spending

Governor Corbett Blames Teachers Union for Child’s Death

Mini Road Trip


Republican senator attacks veterans groups for not attacking Shinseki

So, more mentally ill = violent psychopath threads in GD.

Florida Woman decides there's no reason jail can't be fun

hope you all are having a lovely sunday

I only have so much energy to do things, and it's very pleasant outside,

Re Elliot Rodger's manifesto - Is there a single DUer who can recall details

Paint Texas Blue

Feral cat experts - I need your advice.

Paul Krugman -Is Piketty All Wrong? (No)

A Call To De-Arm

American preacher: Girls should be obedient to men and not be allowed to excel in sports.

I've Got Them Feelin' Too Good Today Blues by Peggy Lee

The "true" origin and purpose of Memorial Day?

Accountability And Justice Are Not Bloodlust But Billionaires Should Be Treated Like Everyone Else

Runoff election for Colombia

Affluent parents can be prone to neglecting their children as much as everybody else


Where Same-Sex Marriage Stands in the 50 States

Pope Makes Surprise Stop to Pray At Bethlehem Separation Wall

Stigmatization of the mentally ill.

For Memorial Day: "Dirge for Two Veterans" from Dona Nobis Pacem

America soldiers who lost their lives since Revolutionary War, to be remembered.

Anybody remember Decoration Day?

Peter King Calls For Enhanced Gun Control Legislation In Wake Of California Rampage

How Iran deals with their fraudulent bankers. Hanging.

A Maine woman finally celebrates her college graduation, more than 75 years after she left school

Check out Elizabeth Warren's Fundraising Page

Are there more states with equal marriage through voters or courts?

What are you reading the week of May 25, 2014?

I have a question =

So I went to the pet store to buy a muzzle . . . . .

Why Mississippi video scandal could be devastating to tea party

Arrrggghhh! No GoT tonight!

Elliot Rodger's California shooting spree: further proof that misogyny kills

Sorry, urban kids: Republicans are in charge here

Campy Wish List -- Here's mine, add your own.

I still have a Hillary 08 pin, hope to have a Hillary 16 pin also.

WTF "mental illness" did Rodger Elliot have that allegedly made him do what he did?

School segregation in my very blue state. 6th worst in the country.

Pat Delany and the Open Source MultiMachine

Kelly: War bride, GI make a life in Omaha (69th wedding anniversary on June 2)

Alaska Wildfire Grows to 193 Square Miles

A few photos from around my yard.

I have a brother with schizophrenia and I am sick of the bigotry against the mentally ill

As of 736 PM EDT, Tornado watches in parts of TX

The FBI Says It Can't Find Hackers to Hire Because They All Smoke Pot

WEE Honor Our Fallen: Memorial Day, 2014

I LOVE discussionist showing when "my posts" have been responded to in Yellow. Any plan....

LOL, it's a crow / pineapple mash-up on my roof this afternoon.

Colombian police arrest paramilitary leader 'Movil 5'

Greetings from Western PA - The Tobins...

PA TV teaches kids: All of Israel will be replaced by "Palestine"