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Archives: September 14, 2014

My wife just called DU "Facebook for nerds."

Star Spangled Spectacular on WMPT NOW!

Just so everybody knows, Adrian Peterson WILL NOT play Sunday.

*Star Spangled Spectacular on WMPT NOW.

NSA, British spy agency have secret access to Deutsche Telekom

Stopping Enbridge from building oil pipeline in White Earth Reservation in MN

Emotional Hearing from Mother and Baby Homes Delegation

Two red roses across the moon part III

The Daily Show: How Obamacare is failing

short video of progressive group trying to make a change in Fresno CA

After 64 years the drought is over

Biggest home insurers' hefty hikes unchallenged by Texas commissioner

An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out: John Perkins on How Greece Has Fallen Victim to "Economic Hit Men"

Argentina to stop albatross deaths

Prof. Richard Wolff: Global Capitalism: September Monthly Update...

James O'Keefe Cronies Unveiled in Attempted Sting on CMD

Assassinations in the Amazon: how will Peru respond?

I was spanked as a kid in the 60s......

Tesla is taking Nevada for a ride

US Rejects Palestinian Request

Venezuela arrests 64 for anti-Maduro protests: rights group

Albuquerque Police Chief makes Startling Admission

New AP history course outline takes flak from the right

Adrian Peterson comes from Palestine, TX

Is Comcast the Worst Company in America?

Real Life Breaking Bad Case

Polls indicate 'volatile' Toronto mayoral campaign as Doug Ford enters race

New Species Of Extinct Dolphin Sheds Light On River Dolphin History

another Progressive group in Fresno, CA... can you help them make a change in Fresno ?

Please help identify a (boring) mystery item!

Basics - Ted Rall Cartoon

Because the Lounge is HAPPY!

Wildlife Rehab aids animals, even badgers

PA State Troopers Ambushed; One Dead

Robert Hayden's poem "The Whipping" (re: child abuse)

"I don't mind that you are rich; I mind that you are buying my government"

One more - What's the best frugal green way to rot out a tree stump?

Extension tubes are HARD,

true blood opening scene....

"Who Needs a Smoke-Filled Room?"

Oh, boy! More fractals! How cool is that!

Does anyone know if Adrian Peterson, after vowing to never "eliminate whooping his kids,"

Saudi Arabia, key to Obama’s strategy, beheaded at least 8 people last month

Daily Cute: Rescued Baby Elephant Plays With a Ribbon

PR Mind Control

We Are Here

Even Better Than the Real Thing: PR Mind Control (US overthrow of Guatemalan gov't)

Who the hell smiles when being booked for child abuse?

Will House criticism of Obama deal for Bergdahl keep the GOP from

This Land Is Your Land

Too bad so sad sux to be them

"Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing"

Ecuador: WikiLeaks exposes how US sought to stop democratic process

"Reading Hamilton From the Left"

Bank Of America's shady "online bill pay" practice

anyone seen the Northern lights last night ?

WikiLeaks' Quito cables show how US worked against Correa

Ever been to a fan convention? And did anything strange or wild happen?

Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the "War" on Terrorism

Extreme Bravery from the Women Saving Ukraine’s Dogs of War

My son has autism

Brazil: Thousands of families occupy senator's farm

James O'Keefe is still at it...

Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

This is my smile.

"ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports"

The Nation's Biggest Abortion Battle Is Playing Out in Tennessee

Do you approve of hitting children to punish them, under certain conditions?

An Open Letter

US: Israeli attacks on UNRWA facilities in Gaza war unjustified

Willie's Views On Scottish Independence

Giving to those who give...

A Coyote shot from last month that I wanted to share.

In Pennsylvania, Labor Poised to Unseat Corbett in November Elections

Bachelet government seek to repeal dictator Pinochet's Amnesty Law

"Back in my day" the best example of confirmation bias and the worst example of evidence...

Why not?

Film Review: ‘Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital’

Swiss Jewish Leader Denies Leaking Pro-Gaza Mayor’s Nude Selfies

Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

The Conservative Restoration in Latin America

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

Governor (NE) hopeful Mark Elworth Jr. files petition to keep Heidemann on ballot

90% of retailers in Colombia are being extorted: FENALCO

"Democrats Solidify Leads In Must-Hold Senate Races"

Breaking: Amber Alert - Child Abduction In South Tulsa

I was punched in the face as a kid by a stepfather

U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola (12-18 mos., Hundreds of Thousands infected)

New Al Qaeda India Branch Attacks Wrong Ship

"They literally threw trash at the door and said, 'Naughty girls burn in hell'"

American Taliban Thug Todd Kincannon Tweets More Misogyny

If we just behead everyone

Rumor: Black Panther to make appearance in Avengers 2.

Lasting Obama Legacy in the Courts

How many ways can GOPers embarrass themselves ?

The traitor ratified FiPA agreement with China

Virginia and East Carolina pull off a couple of upsets. Boston College upsets USC

LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute

LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute

Get on the SQUAT team!


9 Things Everyone Needs to Stop Saying to Black Women Immediately

Do they make industrial strength laptop keyboards?

So the "good rebels" leadership was wiped out...

Contingency Plans

As questions arise over a $500M Apple deal, LA school district votes to destroy internal emails

Palin family fight witness gets fired for reporting what he saw

George Takei gives a plug for the Dark Lord

The Real Reason Why We Can't Defeat ISIS

Anyone on here playing Marvel Heroes?

Kerry Scours Mideast for Aid in ISIS Fight

'Pro-Israel' now equals 'Greater Israel' in Boston’s subway map wars

9-11 and the Rise of New Atheism

India probes identity card for monkey god Hanuman

Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

Japan: Solar, wind power proposed as way to refill hydrogen stations

Parents, Students Beware: The 10 Ways Many Colleges Will Scam You

It's 5:23 a.m. on the East Coast. Where is my...........

NSA, British spy agency secretly accessing German telcom data: Der Spiegel

Bill Maher levels GOP Rep. Kline: He embodies D.C’s ‘easily-swayed whores and sellouts

HIV-positive Texas school teacher accused of having sex multiple times with teen

5 Right-Wing Doozies This Week: The Sarah Palin Apology Tour

Wall Street Is Coming to Fleece Your Town

‘Django Unchained’ actress detained by cops because they assumed she was a hooker

The Shameful Racism of Southern Conservatives: They Just Don't Want Minorities to Vote

Details emerge in Adrian Peterson child abuse case: ‘I’m all tearing that butt up when needed’

Colorado activists want new rules on pot edibles implemented quickly

MN GOP candidate blames opponent for ‘sleazy, slimy’ Bill Maher’s comedic rant

Texas high school chemistry teacher arrested with date rape drug ‘recipes’ in her backpack

Because people deserve to be remembered for more than a hideous death: David Haines

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Summer of Squeee Edition V

Adorable video! Baby elephant performs like a rhythmic gymnast with a

I remember when it was "far left" to support Obama and centrist Democrats called him "unelectable".

Photo of the Day

British aid worker beheaded in Islamic State video

Obama Met Privately With Top Journalists Before ISIS War Speech

Australia contributing planes for anti-Islamic State campaign

HSBC agrees to pay $550m to US regulator

Europe changing shape whichever way Scotland goes

Colombia's women's cycling jerseys are unintentionally vagina-like

Galvin: Massachusetts ballot questions will help improve turnout

Sun and Wind Alter German Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

U.S. Inspector: Billions in failed programs wasted in Afghanistan

Media, Politicians should stop Letting ISIL Manipulate them

Spy court renews NSA metadata program

Middle East “Allies” decline to Commit Forces, Resources against ISIL

Climate Change: Neoliberal Capitalism is Fundamentally at War with Life on Earth (Naomi Klein)

I was switched all the time as a kid.

NFL Admits One-Third of Players Will Suffer Brain Trauma

Sotomayor Concerned About Drones and Privacy, Says You Should Be Too

Analysis Of Volunteer's Metadata Stream Reveals His Life In Detail, Allows Passwords To Be Guessed

Study: Cable Cutting To Continue, Especially As Millennials Age

Wide Partisan Differences Over the Issues That Matter in 2014

Onity Wins: Hotels That Bought Their Easily-Hacked Door Lock Can't Sue According To Court

Honey, the house shrunk ...

Wireless Providers Desperate Not To Be Subject To Net Neutrality Rules

An Epidemic of Wage Theft Is Costing Workers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year

help people register to vote...

Be Happy: Software Patents Are Rapidly Disappearing Thanks To The Supreme Court

Sunday's Doonesbury- Mr. Butts is Back

Obama Sees Iraq Resolution as a Legal Basis for Airstrikes, Official Says

Sunday's Non Sequitur- Pundit

The Court's Own Words: Life Without Title II Has Online Discrimination, Paid Prioritization, Exclusi

GA.rethugs looking for an edge to suppress black voter turnout

Toon: TV War Propaganda

What You Need to Know Before the First Ever Formula E Race This Weekend

Toddler beauty pageants - when are we going to put an end to these sick exhibitions?

Army’s New Laser Cannon Blasts Drones Out of the Sky, Even in Fog

I hate the photo contest in GD. It sucks!

Cable News Expert.

Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

(USS) Saratoga arrives in Texas for scrapping

Shells rock east Ukraine city despite cease-fire

The Midterm Electorate Is Anxious and Unsettled

Who Will Take Care of the Elderly?

U.S. government warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

Five petitions to save mail processing plants facing closure

Deadline extending government's time to indict owners of former Smith Advertising passes

Ladies Justice and Liberty, Lesbians

Retail Therapy: Walmart, retailers getting jump start on Christmas season

Wisconsin: Voter ID Assistance

Anti-euro party eyes gains in German state votes

Running Scared: Georgia’s Democrats have registered more than 85,000 minority voters (and

Smoked by VA

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

ISIS seems to be a magnet for bloodthirsty little psychopaths

Let's Bury King C.O.N.G. at People's Climate March

Say "No" to War and Media Propaganda

NSA denies whistleblower Snowden "raised concerns" in emails

Man dies while leaving a donation at a sperm bank

US Recipe For Getting Into Wars: Repeat as Necessary

(Sunday Homily) Jesus Had More in Common with ISIS than with the United States

I don't know what I did last night..

Going To War With a Vengeance: A Cultural Essay

Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others

For you Marvel comics fans, videogame characters are coming out!

The best thing about the Teachout-Wu challenge was that we went *outside* the dismal ranks....

LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute

Cat4 Hurricane Odile - Watches and Warnings

Why journalists say Israeli-Arab reporting is 'rigged’

Obama Met Privately With Top Journalists Before ISIS War Speech

Obama’s Poisonous ISIS Moment and The Snare of Remote-Controlled War

Obama Trolled by ISIS

"Son, men dont get raped" - article from gq. (triggers)

A Third Decade of Bombing Iraq


Ecological and Social Implications of Trans and Climate Change

What Do Republicans Want?

You Want the Palin Brawl? Here it is. (The Mudflats)

Personally, I think one of the biggest mistakes that Democrats are making for

Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage by Christians For Supporting Israel

Ted Rall’s “uncomfortable truths” about Afghanistan

nothing like the prospect of war to bring the parties together

Another form of child abuse: smoking while pregnant.

Disgusting MTP Panel likens Hillary to Ed Musikie and Bernie

To DeCloud, or not to DeCloud. That is my question.

Sign of the times? - The High Times Bonghitters defeated The Wall Street Journal 11-5

Islamic State offensive opens old sectarian wounds in Iraq

Anyone here ever worked in an Apple store?

Sen. Rand Paul: If I Become President: My 1st Executive order---Repeal ALL Previous Executive Orders

What's for Dinner, Sun., Sept. 14, 2014

Why so many Tunisian?

I believe that, today, at 11, Moulton will be on WCVB

Some more details about the Adrian Peterson arrest......

Republicans are trying to stop the student vote. We won't let them!

Health care providers spend millions for new 49ers luxury suites

Kanye West Stops Concert to Yell At Kid in Wheelchair, ‘Stand Up!’

Anyone watching NFL countdown?

My guess is Adrian Peterson will continue playing in the NFL

The Cost (literally) of "Justice" in Ferguson ($$$$$$$$$$)

Coalition of the Unwilling

"THIS President needs to RISE to the occasion before we ALL get KILLED here back home."

tonight on PBS is the first installment of Ken Burns' the Roosevelts

How the West Created the Islamic State

Oklahoma 'Educational' Satanic Black Mass Sells Out

Arab Nations Offer to Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS, U.S. Officials Say

Workers in Maine Buy Out Their Jobs, Set an Example for the Nation

Again with the frickin chicken???? MHP this morning re Iowa US Senate race.

Dr George Visnich support page (satire) needs DU love.

I am done with meet the press

THIS just proves it... I NEED A BOBALIFE!!

Where each state's immigrant population was born

The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

Bernie Sanders on MTP (AKA Meet the Press AKA Military Trumps People)

Professor Richard Wolff: Global Capitalism: September 2014 Monthly Update

Jesus Christ Arrested for Assaulting Muhammed in San Rafael

America’s Distinctly Unequal Playing Fields

You may be entitled to your own opinion...

Fuck you John McCain and the turd you rode in on:

GD or Lounge - you decide

Did anyone see the women defending domestic violence

Hurricanes Odile and Edouard; Typhoon Kalmaegi; TD16E; Invests 92L, 93L, and 97E

“Just Cause” and the Attack on Job Security

Police Brutality In America, From Rodney King To Michael Brown

Why don't we just stay the hell out of it!!

The marijuana train has left the station, and it's not turning around

Don't mess with your pup's head, or she'll mess with your carpet:

With infill stations, older transit agencies extend their reach

If you don't vaccinate your children.

ISIL seems to enjoy the visual of them beheading innocent journalist and aide workers.

Encourage Bernie Sanders to run for President (link)

Repugs continue their attack on Amtrak

“People with any kind of Christian background they really believe in disciplining their children.”

Audio and film clips of Theodore Roosevelt and Robert LaFollette

Graphic showing how money used for police militarization could be spent on infrastructure

ROFLMAO: Paging Dr. Freud: Rep. Steve Southerland opens mouth, inserts "lingerie shower."

A couple of laughs for Sunday

Toon "ARMED"

For those of you following the Ebola outbreak

Dismemberment latest gory trend in Venezuela crime

Vaccines. And now my kids don't die...

Journey Through Waves and Water

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

Is The Empire Ending? The Kardashian Family’s Las Vegas Boutique To Close Doors

Corporate Socialism is how our gov't serves only the 1%, foreign & domestic.

Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy

Trial started for millionaire businesswoman accused of killing her autistic son

The Patriots and Dallas are on at the same time

Why don't you just do as I say?

NewsWeek - Ukrainian Nationalist Volunteers Committing 'ISIS-Style' War Crimes

This has nothing to do with Clinton vs. Warren vs. Sanders vs. liberal to be named later

Activists target Colorado in "ground game" fight

****WCGreen Update -- Sunday, September 14, 2014****


Joan Rivers Gets the Last Laugh: Who today would argue publicly that women aren’t funny?

A Wild that Leaves Us Speechless

Say ‘No’ to War and Media Propaganda

Carolina Panthers Deactivate Greg Hardy Amid Domestic Violence Controversy

Elizabeth Warren the message machine

Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits?

Luckovich toon: Back to the future

The atheist libertarian lie: Ayn Rand, income inequality and the fantasy of the “free market”

Bill Nye the Science Guy vs. Climate Change and Evolution Deniers

What event led to the creation of ISIS?

MP Richard Graham calls for ban on religious and political groups for Gloucerster Day procession

Media, Politicians should stop Letting ISIL Manipulate Them

Costco execs turn tables on state Senate Democrats

7 Worst International Aid Ideas

How the Catholic Church masterminded the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby debacle

My favorite Braley story, going home with Staff Sgt. Nathan Rose from 2011

What are the steps to access your I-Cloud account?

What are you reading the week of September 14, 2014?

Crimea for Dummies! are we the Dummies?

DUers - Is there a law in the United States requiring people to have IDs?


We'll call it "Meet The Pest" once Lukey's promoted to the Big Boy Chair.

The "death of adulthood" is really just capitalism at work

Kanye West refuses to sing until everyone stands up - including the disabled

ISIS Question [?]

New York State Teacher Evaluations Are Rigged

Halloween is coming. My favorite time of year.

BREAKING: Swedish Prime Minister (Right-Wing, Rove Friend) Resigns After Election Loss

Measles is back: A mother's story, from today's LA Times:

A few gratuitous Lucy Lu squee pics

Climate change is a myth... right?

Here’s what Shakespeare’s plays sounded like with their original English accent

How the Democratic Party can save civilization.

Brunch With Bernie - September 11, 2014

What’s Next? | Emanuele Corso

Atlanta Hawks issue letter of apology to their fans and Atlanta

Rudy Gay fuming over 'dirty play' that injured jaw

The speed of Ted Ginn--Wow

Police Allegedly Mistake Black Actress Kissing White Partner For A Prostitute

Today on Meet The Press, Bernie Sanders said he hasn't ruled out running as an Independent

Pat Quinn ahead by 3 in poll!

How to immediately stop GOP war talk in its tracks

the neocons are salivating...James Baker On ISIS: We Need People On Ground

Hardy will get his $770,588 game-day paycheck for Sunday's game.

AP NCAA Football Poll 9/14/14

I think I won't be attending a Kanye West concert.

Probably the best harmonica player ever...

New 28-page complaint from ALRB chief prosecutor details Gerawan’s anti-UFW campaign

New 28-page complaint from ALRB chief prosecutor details Gerawan’s anti-UFW campaign

GOP Supports Small Enough Government To Fit Into A Vagina. (From Political Button)

Memo to President Obama:

One more of the same Coyote

Saints lose back-to-back games by late field goals

Like General Julius Caesar Senator Sanders has crossed the Rubicon.

John McCain: "I’ve Vetted the Syrian Rebels"

Spanish government set to abandon plan to limit abortion access

Charles Barkely says we shouldn't be telling people how to parent and that Peterson


NY1: Cuomo, de Blasio March Through Feast of San Gennaro

40 students? 50? Teachers share stories of Utah’s largest classes

"Orwellian"...I do not think it means what you think it means.

300 Hollywood Stars Slam Hamas for Conflict With Israel

The Giants made history last night.

I hope to see Lindsey Stirling at the Puyallup Fair this Tuesday

Ferguson’s massive cover-up: How police departments are protecting Michael Brown’s killer

OK, that was an epic troll. It deserves some sort of award

Speak out: Darigold workers report not being provided with clean drinking water (E action)

War Entitlementarianism

Why male birth control is a million disasters waiting to happen

Mark Sanford FB Post About Breaking Up With His Fiancée, part 2

BACK TO THE STREETS: Anti-War Coalition Joins with People's Climate March/NYC September 21st

I hope some one got a screen shot of Aunt Marnie's hate manifesto against restaurant servers.

B'Tselem awarded the 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award

Defeat Bill Intended to Overturn U.S. Ivory Ban (E action to help elephants!)

Why do we disaprove of killing innocent people?

The Former Dogs Of War

If you think a famous person ever receives poor service, i doubt you know any famous people

Germany's Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

Giving to People Who Give

Southern Democrats or "Momma told me not to come" (3 Dog Night)

Every time Tom HARKIN speaks it's a renewal of what it means to be a Democrat

Bill Clinton speaking Live now at Harkin steak fry on C-Span

Uncovered: U.K. intel encouraged Arab armies to invade Israel in 1948

Three Republican Judges Just Made It Harder To Vote In Order To Help Scott Walker’s Reelection

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Compost. At the end of the season my squash leaves get a powdery, I assume fungus, on them.

From Facebook: a great cartoon on the Islamic State:

America’s Distinctly Unequal Playing Fields

Egypt hunger strikes gain momentum

do we need to say more?

‘For Cinephiles, Netflix Is Less and Less an Option’

I will not post or read anything about 2016 from now until November.

Who will be watching The Roosevelts: An Intimate History?

Can You Trust The ‘Natural’ Label?

Police recover Batmobile stolen from set of Batman v. Superman

Italy targets former Uruguayan naval officer over role in alleged torture

Fascism in America is precisely the wrong thing to worry about.

First day of fall: Monday, September 22nd at 1029 PM EDT

Iraq's first Mi-28 Havoc 'Night Hunter' attack chopper has taken flight in Iraq.

Technological Superstitions | John Michael Greer

Historian Tells CBS: Fox News Would Have ‘Loved’ To Show FDR With Polio ‘At His Most Helpless’

NEW YORKER: The Meaning of Andrew Cuomo’s Embarrassment (hint: it smells like Lieberman)

Bernie Sanders: Presidential Run Is Not About Hillary, It’s About The ‘Collapsing’ Middle Class

Lindsey Graham Unhinged: We Will ‘All Get Killed Back Here’ If Obama Lets ISIS Open ‘The Gates Of He

Filmmaker Ken Burns intimate look at the Roosevelt family

Donation of Israeli-built weapons to a N.J. police dept.

In the South, workers choosing to unite and triumph

In the South, workers choosing to unite and triumph

Beheadings at ‘record levels’: Saudi Arabia executes dozens in deadly August

Hillary: 'Hello Iowa--I'm Back!'

18 questions for Hamas leaders in wake of Gaza war

Question submitted by Stewart

Guardian: The US/EU TTIP deal hands British sovereignty to multinationals

'Autopsy Contradicts Police, Shows Palestinian Teen Was Shot In Head'

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Refusal By Elite IDF Reservists Angrily Dismissed As 'Political'

Paths to War, Then and Now, Haunt Obama

NGG wins first-ever collective agreement at Autogrill Germany

NGG wins first-ever collective agreement at Autogrill Germany

Brazil building Amazon observation tower to monitor climate change impact

Brazil building Amazon observation tower to monitor climate change impact

former heads of the CIA should never, ever again become president.

Surprise, surprise! "Contractors Ready to Cash In On ISIS War"

Queen Elizabeth Urges Scots To Think "Carefully" Ahead Of Independence Referendum

The Assault Weapon Myth

Astronauts Eye China's Future Space Station

Justice for Cecily - OWS activist has another court date

Paul Krugman loves Cheryl Wheeler here

Justice for Cecily - OWS activist has another court date

NATO Expansion To Russian Borders Unacceptable: Lavrov

I don't understand some people

Empire - The Rise of the Oligarchs

And how about some love for Hank Williams?

Israeli Air Force Chief: We May Have To Send Planes To Iran Tomorrow

We Are Women Rally Washington, D.C., September 12th & 13th, 2014

Madison Kimrey We Are Women Rally

Prick Scott's plan to convert highways to tollway bypasses the public.

Fashion Disaster Of The Day (NOT NSFW, but may look like it is)

Voting Rights of Women

Senator Bernie Sanders 'thinking of running for president' in 2016

Tonight at 7:00 CST PBS's 2nd of seven on "The Roosevelts an Intimate History"!

Who's going to New York City for the Climate Change March?