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Archives: September 29, 2014

Just a couple pretty kitteh pics for a Sunday evening

Air France pilots end strike after 14 days

Boehner: US may need ground troops vs. militants

Sorry but I'm getting sick and tired of these money begging emails

It Is All about Cheap Labor

Braley and Ernst go on attack in lively first U.S. Senate debate

UPDATE: The Woman Fired In Florida For Being A Democrat

NBC ‘relieved’ that ‘Meet the Press’ is off this week

Ukraine nationalists tear down Kharkiv's Lenin statue

Hemp Crop Grows 10 Ft Tall In Kentucky

Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

War on terror needs years, says Saudi FM

Watch This ‘Salmon Cannon’ Shoot Endangered Fish Through a Tube—to Save Them

The best post ever on DU (right fucking now)...

The World Of The Future!

Are the republicans you know generally happy people?

Stormy Monday, 9/29/14

Dove hunter's second report: Another 15-bird limit.

Arrow's biggest mistake/problem?

Sen Bernie is NOT going to run as Dem, he's burning that bridge in his

Gerawan foreman ordered pesticide applicator to lie after workers get sick E action again

Gerawan foreman ordered pesticide applicator to lie after workers get sick E action again

Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

Why do I keep ordering pizza from these guys! They are so...spooky!

Stupidest idea for a bar I've ever seen!

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Old Energy Is Doing Everything It Can To Stop The Rise Of Solar

With all of the SS laxity in protecting our President

Storms drench parts of Arizona, Nevada

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling

Huh?...."At some point somebody's boots have to be on the ground."

Time for Saints fans to put bags on their heads

Hong Kong's protesters are using the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture.

It's just bebopulation!

If THIS . . .

NO More.

Bill Maher had one of the most substantive discussion on ISIS / ISIL to date

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

1 Cop For Every 3 Residents

If a woman is hitting on me....I'm not sure I would know.

And now a butt punt causes a TD:

Saw Obama on 60 minutes tonight. I am reminded of how

"Your Sister's Sister" Excellent indie romance/drama.

Just curious. How many movies do you have in your queues?

Argentina appeals against WTO ruling on imports

Judge lifts bar on debt service payment in Argentina case

Brazil's evangelicals gain clout, close to electing first president

I have gone the distance, I am right where I belong!

Republicans Air Early Attack Ad on Newborn Clinton

Only 6 NL teams finished above .500

Don't stop telling the truth about the Republicans.

I believe I can fly Pt.7...

Rob Low's new TV advertisement is pretty funny.....

Favorite "Doctor Who" episode so far this season?

Israel approves Intel plan to invest $6 billion in Jewish state

The Alternate Universe...

"Why the GOP loves to eat its own — and Democrats don’t"

U.N. Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution -

11 Sure-Fire Predictions About the War Against ISIS

"cling to distortion in order to avoid the dissonance of reality."

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Governor (Jerry Brown) vetoes bill that would have limited police use of drones

Shots fired at U. Kentucky campus

Brazil President Tells UN She Wants More Power for Developing Countries

When coming out as gay leads to homelessness

Former Political Prisoners in Brazil Visit Place Where They Were Tortured

Brazil's Rousseff: tortured guerrilla to first woman president

I want this in my yard…

Friends honor Robin Williams in San Francisco

Montana teacher -- initially given 31 days in rape of student -- now gets 10 years

Slightly uncomfortable short film about selfies.

Cuba’s Sugar Industry to Use Bagasse for Bioenergy

Naomi Klein has written the book of the modern era

Alert information

Researchers find signs of Canada's oldest habitation

Syria, the Latest Crusade

Indian Prime Minister Meets Influential Jewish Group in New York

Too bad Bosshog is not around anymore.,.

Until the Rulers Obey: Learning from Latin America’s Social Movements

Deron Williams: Last year 'behind us'

Book Review

Bay Area agencies reflect amid debate over military equipment use

California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule

Anybody else working the night shift?

Top-secret plan to invade Cuba declassified

Top-secret plan to invade Cuba declassified

Top Republican Presidential Candidate Says Anarchy May Force Cancellation Of 2016 Election

Europe’s Anti-Semitism Comes Out of the Shadows

Greatest Country Ever!

Man Fires BB Gun at Baltimore Jews Leaving Synagogue

beep beep "You have mail."

Swiss reject public health insurance plan

GTA businessman snared in Cuba’s corruption crackdown gets 15 years

If you don't believe in evolution, you're disqualified from participation.

Best black tunes

Veteran St. John Parish (LA) deputy shot and killed by fellow officers during domestic dispute

September 29

Honda Sets Up Compact Hydrogen Station in Japan

Old Photos: 50 ways people used to look cool

Access Orbit

It's early Monday morning. How about a new Cat thread? (warning: cat pic heavy because Cats!)

Parents, health officials search for answers about sick kids

Does anyone here bet?

Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor

Arrested Catholic Archbishop’s computer contained over 100,000 images of children

Paul Krugman dismantles notion that the 1 percent’s lack of humility is the real problem

The quiet Great Train Robber reveals identity of the gang’s mystery insider

What in the world is Choudary trying to say here?

Bridging the Chasm

On a very special Morning Joke: Joe & Mika blowing sloppy wet smoochies at the Koch boys

Drought Takes Hold as Amazon’s ‘Flying Rivers’ Dry Up

Gravity Shift Reveals West Antarctic Ice Loss

Ten facts about the "Islamic State" that everyone should know

As Bad As A Crime: A Blunder

Global stocks mixed as Hong Kong protests expand

Will You Be Free: Caught in the Trap of Permanent War

Who Stole Television News?

The CIA/MSM Contra-Cocaine Cover-up

Happy International Coffee Day DUers

Do drone strikes cause Global Warming?

Saudi Pilot Arrested for Refusing to Bomb ISIS in Syria

Public Pressure Forces Tar Sands Waste Operator Out of Chicago

More strikes coming at Lufthansa this week

Seditious Republicans Spend Paid Vacation Instigating Rebellion Among Military Generals

Photo of the Day

Cross-Bred Crops Trump the Failing GMO-Created Techniques

Social Security’s Perilous Plan for Its Future

Ohio Governorship a done deal for Republicans and what we can learn from it.

11 Sure-Fire Predictions About the War Against ISIS

Radicalized Right-Wing Activists Are Pledging Allegiance to a Dangerous Agenda

A Pension Jackpot for Wall Street

Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists Is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For

Time for the U.S. to Dump the Word "Homeland"

Fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker threatened beheading, police say

US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

Donald Trump gets duped on Twitter....

Public library with no professional librarians? Need help finding post.

Summer contest also rans...

Likely ISIL Ops Costs Up To $3.B A Year, Unless… : CSBA

Airstrikes against Islamic State group kill civilians (destroys food supply) in Syria: Report

Meme of the Week - September 29th

Survey: ATM, checking account overdraft fees surge

John McCain Says He Could Get Behind A Rand Paul Presidency

College Board Backs Colo. Students Protesting AP US History Censorship

Koch Brothers: Proud Sponsors of the Morning Joe program

Do you agree with President Obama that "we are the indispensable nation"?

Poll: Americans back airstrikes, but oppose use of U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria

Frothy Mix Returns!

Venezuela fighting high numbers of dengue, chikugunya and malaria

Curious if this is also an issue in the US with snacks

In Venezuela, doctor flees after being accused of terrorism amid fever outbreak

Hong Kong protests: What do bankers think? BBC News

Couple in animal 'crush' videos get life term

5 Awful Things I Learned as a Child Laborer (in the USA)

Psychic: 'Mental forces' to blame for bending iPhones

Who Will Pay? Cost of War already at 1 Billion (EST. 22b/year):

Judge Slams Voter Suppression Law — ‘Why Does The State Of North Carolina Not Want People To Vote?’

Eastern Basin Of South Aral Sea Now Completely Dried Up - Slate

Atheist church spreads to Paris

Invent A Church, Skip Taxes, Enrage IRS, Go To Jail

Islamic State crisis: Iraq air strikes 'halt IS advance'

KRUGMAN: The INVISIBLE Super Rich---Americans have no idea just how unequal our society has become.

Army Gets Shiny New Cars as Venezuelans Line Up for Food

I finally saw "The Wolf of Wall Street."

NYT Editorial: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts

CLIMATE OF TERROR --- by Tom Tomorrow

"Hookers in Heaven" sermon..

Isis 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda fighters join forces against Syria air strikes

Podesta: Afghanistan Will Sign Deal Letting US Stay Past 2014

Hemp-Fuels - Environmentally friendly fuel sources

Discrimination is an “inalienable” right: The 5 juiciest revelations in The New Yorker’s Rand Paul p

I stand with the protesters in Hong Kong

TYT: Michele Bachmann's Frenzied Bloodlust Delights Values Voters

Last Week Tonight - Ayn Rand

The stuff of nightmares: What a republican senate would look like

ony 10 spaces left in teh summer photography contest

MUST-READ: "If Regular Americans Acted Like the Moneyed Class, Our Country Would Collapse in a Week"

MTV's Voter’s Self-Defense Guide 2014

TYT: The Koch Bros Are Destroying Democracy, This Time Using The Mail

Venezuelans gather signatures against Maduro

U.S. bankruptcy judge allows Detroit water shutoffs to continue

I finally saw "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Happy Birthday, Ian McShane!

Famed WaPo Editor Ben Bradlee Now In Hospice Care

Should Frats be Banned?

ACA question...

"The greatest fun you ever had !" -- 1964 ad introduced GI Joe to a generation who has been at war

Favorite primordial god-like animal.

Kansas Jayhawks fire Charlie Weis

MORE Ruth Bader Ginsberg: SCOTUS Is Way Out Of Line on Abortion- "A New Form Of Big Brother"

The Persecution Complex of RW Christians

Angry cosmonaut

Siri went rogue on me and began drunk calling people in my contact list.

Ferguson Police Dept ---"Body Camera OFF"

John Cleese weighs in on Fox news...

Bwah-hah, Jeb Crow Shrub & CHRISTIE weren't invited to the wingnut "values" circus

If you had to be a natural disaster which one would you be and why?

Astronauts Recreate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Poster

The dark side of an oil boom ravages a North Dakota community

Are there legal grounds for our airstrikes on Syria,Iraq? Are we in violation of international law?

What the fuck is wrong with Iowa ?

Siri went rogue on me and began drunk calling people in my contact list.

I am more afraid of the GOP and the Koch's taking over the country than ISIS

The working class hero thing.

Worse Than Heartbleed? Meet ShellShock: A New Security Threat For OS X and Linux

A Greek aryballos

Just because Obama won 2 elections, it doesn't mean our voting systems have been improved

Latest idiotic screed from Bill O'Reilly...

Don't Have To Worry About Terrorists/They Are Already Here. Just Listen To Value Voters Crowd

Cause of California drought linked to climate change. NSF

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas

Terrorism experts believe that the actual danger posed by ISIS has been distorted in hours of TV

So my *very nice* neighbor is trying to convert me to her version of xtianity

Presidential Candidate in Navajo Nation Protests a Language Requirement

US jets and tanks fired nearly 10,000 depleted uranium rounds in Iraq during the war in 2003

When will you realize...

Is there a cell plan for grumpy old men who HATE cell phones- 1 year 10 minutes no web kinda thing..

12 Killed In Worst East Ukraine Shelling In A Week

Tropical Storm Rachel; Tropical Storm Kammuri, Tropical Storm Phanfone; Invests 90E & 97L

From Around the World, Support for Hong Kong Protesters

Toon: Why do you Hate Us?

Former DHS Chief Warns Phone Deal Could Hurt National Security

Trump trumped - Bwaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahahha

Lovely spring day in Antarctica: -82 F

Nunn pushes back against Perdue’s low blow.

During operations in Fallujah, Iraq, white phosphorus munitions were used as an incendiary weapon

Number of times politicians have tried to regulate peoples's bodies in 2014:

US Airstrikes Hit Grain Silos In Syria, Killed Civilians, Human Rights Group Says

Brain-computer interface: are you looking forward to further developments ?

4,000 years ago, Egyptian women used contraception...

Pic Of The Moment: "Values Voters" Summit Presidential Straw Poll: The Results Are In, And...

Meanwhile in Kroger:

Forensic evidence links Hannah Graham suspect to murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington

John Boehner seem to be pushing American boots on the ground in Iraq AGAIN

Facebook Will Sell Users' Data to Serve Ads on Sites Across the Web

Elizabeth Warren tweet:"we bailed you out"

Apple hit by Brussels finding over illegal Irish tax deals

Are any of the phone or reverse phone number sites really free?

Who can not-like J-Lo, let me count the ways of NOT not-liking her:

Honest NFL Headlines: Week 4

New War 22 Billion yr, meanwhile $8.7 B Cut in Food Stamps causes Families to Lose $90 per month

Miami places moratorium on new puppy stores

As with Scott Brown first run, Baker's side is using ads

Texas is not a Red state. It's a nonvoting state wanting a reason to vote

US bid for secret Guantánamo force-feeding hearings prompts cover-up fears

"Tactics for 'effective' conservative blogging by Turd Blossom"

Could civilian body cams slow down ISIS?

Jerick McKinnon fantasy

Meet Polly the Horse.

Is there anything corporate America hasn't screwed up for the consumer??

Ted Cruz's Advisers Say He's Running for President

A Boy Like Me: Jennie Wood Discusses Her New Coming Of Age Book About A Transgender Youth

George Zimmerman's Dad: If FBI Comes For My Son, 'He’s Probably Gonna Shoot A Few Of Them'

US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

Rejecting people on religious or non religious basis is cutting off your nose

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. manufactured militant threat as pretext to bomb Syria

Toon: Florida State Influence

Internationally Acclaimed Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Marries an Actor Named George

Conservatives Try To Make Their Own ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ With Guns, Flags, And The Bible

Photos: Harvest the Hope concert: anti XL pipeline Neil Young and Willie Nelson

Hands up don't shoot is being used by tens of thousands as a form of protest in Hong Kong. Powerful.

Al Franken?

Turkish tanks deployed to Syria border as Islamic State advances

When will we hear about the cases SCOTUS decides to take this session?

Please Explain This -- BP allows the continued unsafe operation at Deepwater Horizon Oil

AI: EU action against Czech Republic for discrimination in schools is a victory for rights, justice,

Super-pod of dolphins spotted in Wales

I think we will all be cyborgs eventually.

Ramesh Ponnuru: Another 1998 disaster for Repubilicans?

Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip

Astrologers predict future for Clinton grandchild

Pennsylvania priest ordered detained until trial

McConnell’s backers spend millions in Kentucky

Superb Full-Globe View of Mars from Indian orbiter

Quarterman resigns as PHMSA administrator

50th country ratifies Global Arms Trade Treaty

A good idea, but likely far too depressing to actually use.

What simple truth can penetrate the wall of division?

What happened to all the old British money? I mean, all the old coins yall used to have, shillings,

John Oliver and Flying Death Robots.

Papantonio: Who’s Funding the Pro War Pundits?

Pressure from the EU is thought to be the main reason Serbian officials allowed gay pride parade

Chance to meet in Seattle next year? I will be speaking at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Let's all tweet for the Hong Kong students

The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria--The Truth Emerges Only When It's Impotent

Why is Turkey cowed by ISIS?

Oh FFS nothing like giving the GOP ammo.

National Review Writer: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged

Please DO NOT help me with this unless you know you can go somewhere unsafe on

Alaska mountain glaciers retreating due to climate change

Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files

Guardian: Inside the atheist church hoping to take America by storm

Why do Republicans so easily attribute despicable motives to climate scientists?

I heard Hillary Clinton speak today on behalf of our House candidates

latest poll numbers in IA not encouraging but early voting is strongly dem...

BNSF executive says Keystone XL won’t harm rail business

Bruce Braley on facebook/twitter

As The World Seeks Unity Against ISIS, Netanyahu Finds Ways To Sow Division

Gore Hopes New Climate Modeling Technique Will Convince Skeptics

Netanyahu Links Hamas With ISIS, and Equates ISIS With Iran

Police: Suspect in U.Va. case linked to 2009 homicide

Chelsea Clinton had a baby, Politico consults an astrologer ... seriously

Skydivers Who Died in Tandem Jump Identified

Connecticut's largest teachers union endorses Malloy.

Are these the best and worst states for teachers?

Mayor de Blasio dodges questions on groundhog's death

Terrorism Serves the State

NC Dem Party Files Formal Complaint

Hogwart's School of Prayer and Miracles

Washington Post: White House Fence-Jumper Made It Far Deeper Into Building Than Previously Known

Rob Astorino (R-NY-Gov) recreates the "Daisy" ad...(yes, THAT one...)

If Democrats run ads to show who will be the leader of the Senate people will think twice

Early voting in Ohio blocked

Hey, I've got an idea! Let's all run out onto the football field.

My friends in Michigan: I need your help re: Snyder's record...

What's for Dinner, Mon., Sept. 29, 2014

Colombia approves development of fracking industry

I'm convinced that it must be Republicans sending all these fundraising emails

American “Christians”, you are NOT being oppressed. Repeat, NOT BEING OPPRESSED.

Accusing Israel of ‘genocide’: Major fail

Colombia approves development of fracking industry

Costs Can Go Up Fast When E.R. Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not

September declared black month in Colombia after record number of death threats

"Maybe my voice can make them think again."

No Red Sox. No Yankees. No ratings. Good luck MLB.

If Atheists Want to Change Perceptions, They Need to Stop Acting Like This

U.S. Supreme Court blocks early voting in Ohio

5 YEARS AGO -- The GOP Healthcare Plan: Don’t Get Sick!

Soccer Legend Pele Attends First Player-Powered Football Game in Rio de Janeiro Slum

Getting religious conservatives’ votes — and more

US Coast Guard sued over killing drug trafficking suspect

US Coast Guard sued over killing drug trafficking suspect

Kieran Conry resignation highlights faultlines in Catholic church

How Do We Make The Issue Of Police Brutality A Campaign Stump Issue?

Former Fort Worth mortuary director indicted on federal fraud charges

if hospitals are penalized for readmissions of the same condition ..shouldn't

Congressional Budget Office: GOP coal bill would cost $97M

Protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets, defying Beijing

Tom Eblen: Forums look at what Kentucky can learn from former Welsh coalfields

DU used to have a store.

Shouldn't they just make the fence taller at the White House?

I'm currently looking to leave the gerrymandered state of NC


A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow

Chris Hedges: Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force

Greenwald proves some suckers will believe anything!

Sobering analysis: Twelve Stages of Empire

New Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreads in Latin America

Woman Beheaded--

Lieutenant Governor Debate Tonight! Broadcast on your local PBS Station: 7:00 PM CST

The Secret Service lied again! Remember that fence jumper?

Has anyone seen this website?

A divided Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

Either this woman is extremely stupid, mentally ill or both

Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Small Shift in Gravity

White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known

in interview of Pres. Obama, Steve Kroft goes for punk journalism. His GOP handlers will be pleased.

The CIA Mainstream Media Contra-Cocaine Cover-up

Hong Kong going the way of Taiwan--or Tibet? Pro-democracy umbrellas vs China dictatorship tear gas

The Inversion Crackdown Is In Full Swing

if Christians/Other Religious Types Want to Change Perceptions, They Should Stop Acting Like This

Report: Secret Service Lied About White House Fence Jumper

Great Choice!

US Preventive Services Task Force

Wildlife populations down by half over 40 years

Minister who ran Canada’s largest Protestant church comes out as atheist

Transcript of Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the 2014 UN General Assembly

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970 - WWF


Plaintiff Is No-Show In Kansas Senate Lawsuit, Putting Kobach Ploy In Doubt

We have a very important election coming up. Why don't we do like the republicans do and not hang

Brazil's Rousseff extends lead over Silva in election poll

Brazil's Rousseff extends lead over Silva in election poll

What is unique about Oct of this year?

A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

The Intersection of Sexuality and Masculinity

The President is endangering is legacy by blaming the intel community for ISIL

Oh, my goodness, look what I get to do next summer.

British sex survey: 1 of 5 men unhappy with...

If you're not afraid of a terrorist attack by militant Jihadists, you're a fool

Asking about Desired Salary

Israeli forces demolish 5-story residential building in Abu Dis

War Pheromones

This Adorable Pit Bull Was Nearly Beaten To Death, But Nothing Will Smash His Spirit

I hate -- HATE -- this one game wildcard playoff system

The Supreme Court intervention today in Ohio shows our opportunies to vote are getting limited

Walker & Cristie in a ... warehouse

36 days till the election!!!!!!!!!!

Fleeing unrest, Ukrainian Jews arrive in Israel

I think I'm out of here

So I'm chasing this huge black Angus bull away from my house....

Help me unsubscribe

Fundy hate group calls Human Rights Campaign "haters."

Don't just focus on the 19th one, think about them all.

Miami club where 15 were shot starts with fight, ends with questions

Ray McGovern v. Hillary Clinton -- violation of the freedom of speech.

Pat Roberts, Congenital Liar


Soldier’s Heart: Remembering Jacob George, Afghan War Vet Turned Peace Activist Who Took Own Life

Iowa Debate: Republican senate candidate Ernst would repeal federal minimum wage

Afghani explains the deal from an Afghan POV - ie bargaining for a carpet/ resolving problems

Bust a meme: President Obama's approval ratings

Rainy days and Mondays...

Walmart Alleges Tracy Morgan Crash Injuries From Not Wearing Seat Belt

THIS WEEK HAS ONE HOUR: Court Ruling Makes Taking Pictures Up Women's Skirts Legal in Texas

"What I Learned About Afghan Politics by Selling Rugs"

In view of recent discussions of domestic abuse, some may be interested in this study:

So how's this party end?!

Drones. Get used to it. Not just for combat.

You Spin Me 'Round

Walmart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seat Belt During Car Accident

Conservative Magazine: Women Who Read Lena Dunham's Book Are Too Dumb To Vote

Star Trek: TNG Turned 27 yesterday.

60 Minutes

ISIS Militants Less Than 2 Miles From Baghdad, Fierce Fighting Reported Near Iraqi Capital

Looking for a camera for action shots, the new Samsung NX1 just might be what