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Archives: September 1, 2014

Jon Stewart to Reporter: “Look, there’s a lot of reasons why I hate myself—being Jewish isn’t one"

floors and sound

Light beer is evil.

National March on Ferguson

Reality Check: Germany Does Not Get Half of its Energy from Solar Panels

sewage backed up into basement this pm

How to Win Any Argument About Social Justice

God and football. This is outrageous:

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

Is the military-industrial crowd throwing all kinds of shit at the wall to see what sticks?

The little violinist, 20 years after the Cuban rafter crisis

Ahmadiyya Muslims:

Getting to the Crux of why Catholicism matters

Imagine if the inhabitants of Palestine had been Quakers

A century of Moreland

The other water bucket challenge.

Alternet: The decline of liberalism threatens secularism in America

Alaska - Candidates meet to discuss possibility of Walker-Mallott ticket (governor)

The Ridiculous - and Sexist - Reason This Little Boy Was Sent Home From School

“The Borgias” vs. “Borgia: Faith and Fear” (accuracy in historical fiction)

"The Covert Origins of ISIS"

In a Tough Place to Grow, Discovering Much to Love

California man found guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman

Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals

Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

What the fuck has happened to ESPN???

Article on various PA. races

KKK recruiting with fliers and candies


Lawsuit by officer raises more reports of screw-ups in Nazareth Police

After reaching $433,000, donations for Ferguson cop halt mysteriously

Civil wars in Palestine/Israel, Syria, Iraq, Russia, Libya. Obama is holding back the dogs of war.

"New evidence coming in Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal?"

White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens?

So when Russia invaded Georgia, I remember the repukes and others talking big, and threatening this

There's A Changing Trend Related To Sex In The U.S. It Looks Quite Empowering

How can you tell whether Russia has invaded Ukraine?

Bavarian bakers threaten strike during Oktoberfest, pretzel shortages loom

Convicted Steubenville Rapist Playing Football Again

There weren't any upsets in college football.

Florida’s $900K Obamacare alternative draws 30 subscribers, considers selling pet insurance


ISIS: Italy Steps Up Security After Reports that Pope Francis Might Be a Target of the Terror Group

Incredibly stupid and embarrassing question:

Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma as doctors begin 'waking-up process': source

A call out to all PA teachers, active and retired.

Iran Warns New Sanctions Could Spark 'Unpleasant' Response, Create Distrust

Why Democrats will keep the Senate: A contrarian analysis of the 2014 midterms

Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke

The reluctant mystic

Reps Royce, Engel To Embark on Bipartisan Mission To Israel

Federal judge blocks enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law

WTF ...126

This was the commercial I just saw.

Pro-Palestinian March Draws 500 in Downtown Detroit

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tweets Ugly Image, Deletes It, Then Says it Was "Unauthorized"

looking toward the east at sunset

Some Ukrainians On The Front Lines Losing Faith In Europe

President Carter At Islamic Conference: ‘The Principles of Allah’ Are The Key To Peace

"Audacity of Taupe"

Shut Discussionist down!...

Machine Guns and Jesus Christ by A Sheep at the Wheel

"Study: Citizens United elected more Republicans"

Not The Onion…

Gov. Perry withdraws 'unauthorized' Twitter post

Have you ever been questioned or one of your children asked if they were ok while out in public?

Driverless Cars (cartoon)

Southern California high school retires divisive Arab mascot

Ferguson police are using body cameras

Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing

Joh McCain--King of Bad Judgment

Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit-

From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers

Gimme a slice o'dat!

When money is donated to DU

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

US Trained Alaskans As 'Stay-Behind Agents' In Case Of Russian Invasion

Paul Krugman:The Medicare Miracle

I'm missing something re Tony Stewart

"Flashmob" across 9 different cities in Siberia

The leveraged buyout of America

Do Both Liberals and Conservatives Have Taxing and Spending All Wrong?

The dark side of Snapchat: How the image-sharing app brought out the worst in humanity

Three wealthy people donated 98.5% of funds to oppose FL marijuana initiative.

"Online Superheroes: Battle for the Internet"

I just posted about the big 3...who gave 98.5% of the money to No on 2.

Today is the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II.

New Texas laws go into effect Monday

Why Democrats will keep the Senate: A contrarian analysis of the 2014 midterms

Mississippi man victim of rape during 'gay therapy'

I have a feeling Celebrity Gate is due to an NSA worker collecting images and now selling them.

Gov. Perry withdraws 'unauthorized' Twitter post

WTF ...127

Why do we tolerate corruption; and babbling BS?

Senate Has Had Enough of CIA Snooping. Wyden: "special prosecutor"?

California school retires divisive Arab mascot

I was threatened with rape today, NSFW

If you click on Jennifer Lawrence's naked pictures, you're perpetuating her abuse

Demand a plan

Two social workers killed in a shooting at a welfare office in New Zealand today

Dumb Criminals: Motorcyclist Brags About Speed After Leading Cops On Pursuit

two complaints I have heard in the past 12 hours I thought I would past on or get advice.

How freedom of speech was crushed during Protective Edge

From riot grasps to "Girls" Tina Fey and Kathleen Hanna----

If you missed Bigtree's posts about Ferguson before he's a link. They are moving.

Question of beard and religious freedom unites groups who’ve been opponents

Kicking a** for the working class: Labor Day from Pullman to Market Basket

Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege

A Short History of Vultures

East End London Street Art

Quinn to live on minimum wage for one week

Unemployment, casino bills among new Missouri laws

What to Do About ISIS

just because... September song thread

The minimum wage debate is proof that Republicans have ultimately won.

Grover Norquist tax pledge

The Big Bag: Labor, Labor Day and Corporate cause of income inequality.

Mork, Exidor, and Labor Day....

My Sisters

By the numbers: the state of labor unions in Nebraska, Iowa

By the numbers: the state of labor unions in Nebraska, Iowa

US urges Israel to reverse appropriation of land for West Bank settlement

Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Vermont gun-control group outspends top corporations on lobbyists

The NRA's Mom Problem

What the 1980s Toy Industry Teaches the 2014 Gun Lobby

Rick Perry Deletes 'Unauthorized' Tweet

Stop The "Possum Drop": Annual Celebration Masquerades Animal Abuse As Entertainment

Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control

The True Meaning of Labor Day

Adding up the billions wasted by the House Republicans

You Don't Know What 'Libertarian' Means

Did anyone see this? "Betrayal: The Life and Art of Rudolph Bauer"

9 Facts About Abortion Rights a Federal Judge Is Forcing Texas Republicans To Heed

Top 5 Reasons “Labor Day” isn’t for Laborers Anymore

Iraq: Is the Battle of Amerli a Turning Point?

The Perfect Metaphor For Republicans And America

Islamist Influx: Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

Life lessons

happy labor day !!!!

Luis and the Cursed ‘American Dream’

We Advise the United States To Act Within Its Own Means

The Mother Of All Blowback

10 Scientific Reasons To Add Cinnamon To Your Diet

Thank You For Your Service

C H I N A and how to improve America


Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs And Ds

Photo of the Day

Make no mistake...Cell Phones can be hacked---and rather easily.

Faith schools a 'religious affront' say coalition of religious leaders (UK)

The Biggest Tax Scam Ever: How Corporate America Parks Profits Overseas, Avoiding Billions in Taxes

Warnings of Civil War, 'Critical Plight of Civilians' in Libya

U.S. Marshals Service agent brandished gun while drunk

The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals

NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais has died

Man brought loaded gun to work

Memorandum For: Angela Merkel: Beware of Fixed Intelligence on Ukraine-- Think WMDs

Happy Labor Day from the Socialist Progressives Group -

Dark Money Hits $50 Million, Most Still to Come

25 Deadliest Mass Shootings in U.S. History

BUYING TIME INDEED: Is Andrew Cuomo's Money Keeping Zephyr Teachout Out Of The Media?

Harold Meyerson: The Rosetta Stone of America's economic decline

Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

This Is How You Have to Ship Bugatti’s $3M Supercar

Absurd Creature of the Week: The 100-Foot Sea Critter That Deploys a Net of Death

ALERT! PBS' "After Tiller" to premier tonight

Alert! PBS' "After Tiller" to premier tonight

As usual my cat jumped on my computer desk and sat on the mouse...

NYT: More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’

Cyprus: Harvesting the Hemp- "first industrial hemp harvest on the island since the 1930s"

why is internet so goddamn expensive in this country..

Happy Labor Day! As President Obama heads to Wisconson today...

Monday Toon Roundup 1- Labor Day

'This 'company' is a joke': Missing cars remain a problem for Scott command

Monday Toon Roundup 2- Syrian mess

100 years ago today, the last passenger pigeon died

Monday Toon Roundup 3- Race, Police and the GOP (warning N-word)

Apple patches 'Find My iPhone' exploit...celebrity hackers used?

Monday Toon Roundup 4- The Rest

Krugman: The Medicare Miracle

Tammy Duckworth & husband expecting first child in December

DUfantasy FB league- talk

NYT: How to Buy a Mine in Wisconsin

Survival football elimination game- sign up and play.

Big gun, small hands, huge mistake

Holy crap, even my sister is sending me pro-marijuana articles!

Mother of Boy Who Brought Gun to School Sentenced

Is gun battle a no-win for Kroger?

TOM TOMORROW: Reality Collapse

Thousands Are Sexually Assaulted In The U.S. Military Every Year. These Are Some Of Their Stories.

Happy Labor Day All!

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

The saddest part of the nude celebrity photo hack

Any good Labor Day TV Marathons?

Teabaggers finally found a Dear Leader they can respect & admire...

It is a little humid out there this morning

To The Business Community Wage Theft Is Just The Cost Of Working For Workers.

In observance of Labor Day, I will NOT be checking my office email

Hamas as seen by an American progressive Zionist state senator

What's for Dinner, Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1, 2014

Monday, September 1st. William Shakespeare's Annual Thought For Labor Day.

Iraq Airstrikes Are Strategic, Not Humanitarian

The ISIS boogeyman is gonna get ya........

War-War Looms In Ukraine; Hagel Says US Stays Globally Engaged

Amidst Mounting Tensions in Ukraine, a Call Rises: 'No to New Wars, No to NATO'

This man with Dementia's best friend Rose was someone else's best friend first

If people don't vote, they deserve what they get IMO, but sadly they take others down with them. n/t

Chris Hedges: The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals

Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

To Match Bush, Obama Would Have to Spend the Rest of His Presidency on Vacation!

Uphill battle: Contract bid protest likely a losing process

Ukraine: Five facts and fallacies you need to know about the US-Nato drive to war

Have a great Labor Day.

On the Kenai Peninsula, as go the salmon runs, so goes the economy

Repukes/MSM to America: We have to panic, and we have to panic now.

hey did y'all see this?

Does the GD ban on meta apply to meta about discussionist?

I started writing in January.

Parade-Goers Get Ready for 47th Annual West Indian Day Celebration

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Tacoma Amtrak Citizens Advisory Committee to review preliminary new Amtrak station plans Read more

“When you chop wood, chips fly”

New independent enforcement unit for NYS Board of Elections begins Tuesday

The past: ten cents a day for labor...Today: a little bit more

Animal Friendly Bridges

Republicans don't want to pay for abortions, I don't want to pay for killing people in wars

Romney's Bain Cap Tax Dodge - Offshores Sensata to Make $3 Billion (reportedly).

Sir Elton John may have rescued a child from the Ukrainian conflict

Magic Pill found to control drama disorders.

Attorney Sher Kung dies in accident; fought DADT

Lieutenant governor candidate Tim Wu says Paterson insults are sign of 'desperation'

Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

Does my monthly contribution to DU pay for Discussionist?

Has anyone tried the Bungee harness & leash to take yr cat outside?

Papantonio: A New Economic Collapse IS Coming

Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

I have AT&T WiFi, a wifi enabled Compaq laptop and a non-wifi Epson photo printer.

Shout out to my fellow unpaid workers who never get a day off...

Labor Day Kick Off!

Charles Pierce on Hillary on Fergustan

Now you're talking - by Tom Sullivan

Author, journalist Charles Bowden dies at 69

AFL-CIO joins NAACP for Labor Day rallies in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte

September, 'photos' in a poem by Helen Hunt Jackson

(49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh) said that we can do anything in the world ...

Ukraine! Iraq! Syria! What about US? We have some serious problems IN THIS COUNTRY

the best solos in pop/rock

Hillsboro Tribune opinion: Thank a union worker

Florida Girl Makes Varsity High School Football Team These 20 Quotes Will Make Union-Bashing Conservatives Lose Their Minds!

and signs of life in this baby rose!

This baby rose appears to be ALIVE!

The Ed Show: Will Bernie Sanders Run for President?

Question about the economics of DU/Discussionist -

Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - This Wheel's on Fire

An entrepreneur saved a poor neighborhood by replacing everyone in it with affluent twentysomethings

The Peddlers & The London Philharmonic Orchestra - I Have Seen

New concerns over 'contaminated soil' project just across Arthur Kill from Staten Island

Marvel's Black Panther Movie Confirmed By Stan Lee

Is anyone else angry that the media is ignoring the real progress made against ISIS

Romney's 2016 Achilles Heel is Fraud, Colm Connolly & Laser Haas

Thad Young on Sixers rebuild: ‘They were getting rid of everybody and getting worse’

Boston Celtics trade rumors 2014: Rajon Rondo has told team he 'wants out,'

I need help ID'ing a film from a few decades ago. I think it involves the Daphne Myth,

A story of about my one and done Nude Selfie---that almost turned into an epic disaster.

Political Wire: Citizens United Case Helped Elect More Republicans

Kevin Durant Signs Contract with Nike Through 2024

Why anti-gun Moms target Kroger stores for next firearms ban

Fed Should Not Push the Brakes Wages Have Decelerated in 2014

Galt MacDermot - Duffer in F (Version 2)

the field is barren

AFL-CIO marker a memorial to unions in Alabama

Breaking: Newly released photo UFO caught on tape.

Cole Does Cheney

War - All Day Music

Rape threats are a dime a dozen on the internet.

Israel Intelligence Minister Says U.S. Trained Armies ‘Failed’

Democrats: the party that brought you....

Happy Labor Day all DU'ers !

Wages are low because of our tax system...

Lockup on MSNBC: education or explotation?

Russia to Move $10 Billion Wealth Fund Out of Sanctions' Reach

I know this sounds like an ad, but I LOVE my Ninja 3-in-1 Slow Cooker!

so, i have a big trash can full of crab apples.

Indiana grandmother suffers violent SWAT when a neighbor used her wireless internet

Cuomo may dump Hochul, fearing a Tim Wu primary win

What is privacy?

why in hell does "whipping cream" have skim milk in it??

Ukraine Warns of Europe’s Worst Conflict Since World War II

On the Islamic State, the voices counseling panic grow louder

7 ways children can have fun at the shooting range - the NRA goes full nutters

Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime

Vyckie Garrison

Women, LCWR, and St. Clare of Assisi

True inflation?

This video of a locust invasion in Madagascar will give you nightmares

Stormy Monday, 9/1/14

British lesbian activist escapes after being held by her mother who wanted to ‘fix’ her sexuality

Labor history has so much violence and death This is one beautiful memorial to an ugly story

California Becomes The Second State Ever To Guarantee That Sick Workers Can Take A Paid Day Off

Return of the Evil Empire

Rice, Not Ice: India’s Answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Democracy Now 2013 Interview with Maryam Alkhawaja, Now a Prisoner in Bharain

The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze

Isis appears to have lead to Boko Haram being completely forgotten.

A Haunting But Hopeful Quote From A 2006 Interview With Robin Williams

Nicaragua vs United States (1986)--do the principles still hold?

COMMENTARY: Unions fight for American workers

A Tale of Two Nine Year Olds

WTF ...128

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

NATO Eastern Europe Spearhead Hinges on Troop Rotations

Obama Takes to Road to Push Rise in Minimum Wage

Say hello to men who hate the NSA but love invading the privacy of women

Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness


Yesterday's New Quintet - Sun Goddess

Britain 'Deplores' Israel Decision To Claim West Bank Land

epic rap battles of history: sir issac newton vs bill nye

Good news for Crist...He takes a slight lead over Rick Scott. But we need South Fla Dems to GOTV!

Labor Day

Attorney killed in Friday bicycle-truck crash helped overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell

Are you victim blaming when you encourage people not to take nude selfies?

Race Issues Raised When Oakland Firefighter, Kids Detained By Police Officer

Leave Discussionist Alone.

The NFL is no profile in courage

Agree or disagree: Denying the historical existence of an entire nation is a very dangerous thing...

JTA: From the Archive: When Jewish teachers unionized (the 30's)

Seder: America's War-Fatigued Short Memory

VP Biden:American Workers Don't Want A Handout, 'Just Give Them A Chance'(video)

Pennsylvania: trans boy takes own life

A tale of a nude photo.

Crist is asking for the African American and Latino vote. Scott is all but ignoring the

Putin’s propoganda keeps Russians in the dark about Ukraine and more

I'm sick of the plastic store cards, anyone else?

Relocation to startup nation: Why Diaspora tekkies are flocking to Israel

coffee anyone? okay, but what kind?

Puppeh kisses (extremely squee)

Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan

Houston Astros fire Bo Porter

Online media should treat Kremlin troll army comments like what they are: Spamming

Abolish Vatican statehood

Either leave Discussionist alone or get rid of Discussionist. But don't tell any of us.

Brunch with Bernie - August 28, 2014

Labor Day 2014 Employers Look At Your Paycheck As A Charitable Undeserved Handout. Think About It.

Interesting outlook when it comes to mental health and gun control

Islamic State vows to reach 'Palestine' and 'kill the barbaric Jews'

Unofficial Labor Day Campaign Season is here thread.

Ruling on Keystone XL pipeline could come down to two key points

Caltech has made all three volumes of 'The Feynman Lectures' available.

The girl with three biological parents

Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Are you an animation fan? What do you think of this? (17 minutes) (I fixed the bad link)

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

Video - Unions: Now More Than Ever

High School Baseball Game In Japan Takes 50 Innings, Four Days

Robert Reich: Back to college, the only gateway to middle class

The mother of all blowbacks

10 Unbelievably Sh**ty Things America Does to Homeless People

DKos Post: You're hired! But you don't get any hours

"Organize, Agitate, Educate..."

Police Department Fires Cop Who Called Ferguson Protestors 'Rabid Dogs'

Your favorite burger?

My Labor Day Election 2014 predictions:

China Opposes Proposed EU Sanctions Against Russia

The Dubious Sources of Some Supreme Court ‘Facts’

GOP governors pay a price for blocking the ACA wonder Bank of America was not too bothered by that $7 BILLION settlement.

China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis

If pictures of naked people is what you seek,

Artie T has been visiting stores without announcement, but today the media was there

Reporters without Borders: Ukrainian parliament approves very dangerous draft law on first reading

Investigatory police stops vs. regular traffic stops: what white people don't see.

My First Riot

Investigatory police stops vs. regular traffic stops: what white people don't see.

Reel Women: How Misogyny in Gamer Culture Hurts All of Us

I support keeping the US minimum wage at $7.25hr - but only for Congress

Hindsight and shit.

5 things to know about Virginia elections

Too Little Too Late: Ferguson Police Now Wearing Body Cameras

Slate's Fred Kaplan: Obama Shouldn’t Bomb ISIS in Syria

It's something with President Obama and Governor Perry agree on something

Read The Real, Bloody And Amazing Story Of Labor Day

The hacker into Scarlet Johansson's online account was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Markets drift as Wall Street has day off

LOL~ Go to Discussionist and do a search of your DU name...

Lorena McKennitt - The Mystics Dream - with some beautiful imagery

What Do You Do With A Hungry Baby When You're Out Shopping? This Mom's Prepared...

One good thing about Discussionist:

How Ferguson and other cities use the poor for revenue

We know how bad ISIS is, and why. We also know how rotten some Christians are...


When you hack into someone's personal data storage, you should be jailed as if you broke into...

Ferguson traffic blockade footage

Sen. Sanders:On this Labor Day

iphone 6 hands on

Celebrate Fred Hampton's 66th birthday!

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, September 2: The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film

Og was here: Neanderthal 'artwork' found in Gibraltar cave

Where Absence of Evidence is Evidence for Absence: Tikrit, Iraq

September 1 at 4:50 PM. 100° with HI of 106°

"Deadly Devotion" Marathon!

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, September 3: Star of the Month: Melvyn Douglas

The Toilet Paper (The National Review) lists movies that "destroyed art".

Newborn kittehs wiggle and mew (warning: cute levels a billion)

We're in this Together: One Suicide is One Too Many

Stop Reshelving Books Just to Get a Laugh

Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control

UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A "Scandal." It's A Sex Crime.

Just On Local News Denver 30% Of Populace Shops At Walmart Nationally?

Hot Summer Day

Saudi Arabia: British Man and Saudi Wife Attacked by Religious Police

Is gun battle a no-win for Kroger?

Uribe extradited me to keep me silent: AUC paramilitary chief

This Labor Day Remember the Workers Who Built the Middle Class and Honor those Fighting..

Bayonets, boycotts, and burgers: American labor history in pictures

Look who's whining about "media lack of credibility..."

How in the world can this happen? Warning - graphic photo.

New Senate 2014 Update: Dems 51, GOP 49...Could Senate Control Come Down to Louisiana? In December?

Recent News from the Starbucks Workers Union

Catholic Charities: "The Esperanza Project"

Durbin Ahead by Only SEVEN Points!

Newly declassified documents reveal how U.S. agreed to Israel's nuclear program

Colombia’s San Andres hit by homicides, disappearances

Alligator attacks dog, Orlando man reports; drags his pit bull into lake

Why we should worry about extreme religion....

From a childhood hallucination to the halls of theoretical physics.

What the 1980s Toy Industry Teaches the 2014 Gun Lobby

DCCC wants a one issue nomination of "most important" to address in 2014

On Labor Day, A Working Families Party Strategy

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

The Gun (1974)

Back to College, the Only Gateway to the Middle Class

Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy promotion' to push corporate interests

woman given probation after beating son


STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Labor posts on the DU this Labor Day

Labor posts on the DU this Labor Day

Brainless conservative group protests Labor Day with a "work-in"

Raiders going with rookie Derek Carr