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Archives: June 23, 2012

Statue of Liberty under construction **Pic Heavy**

Do you think it's possible that Sandusky's wife didn't know?

My diet is still going well. As opposed to quitting smoking or quitting drinking, there is much

Can't we all just stop?

Penn State Says Open to Resolving Claims by Sandusky Victims.

Benzene spill at ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge far bigger than first reported

Fast & Furious? Come on GOP be honest, you want to impeach Obama

I'm starting Season 2 of Nurse Jackie.

Um, Jerry Sandusky's natal chart (no given birth time)

The Wild Conspiracy Theory Driving The Fast And Furious Investigation

PHOTO: "I've waited 221 days to hug my mom"

Judith Wallerstein, researcher on divorce, dies

What's for Dinner ~ Saturday June 23rd

I keep getting letters every month from t-mobile saying THEY owe me 37 cents

O'reilly regularly says that when he votes he has to show ID. NY has no ID law to vote.

Sandusky should be in his Orangies by now.

Which three charges were thrown out? Sandusky.

If you got to have dinner with Obama...

Goodbye, Sandisgusty!


DU: Again, WTF?

Police: 14-year-old shot intruder in Laveen home

68 years old

The Immoveable Earth

what does ppr mean and who does it?

"Science: It's a girl thing!"

I found a very good episode of ST:DS9

Federal agents: Help us identify endangered teen

President Obama's Full Speech at NALEO!

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Friday, June 22)

What kind of homeschool programs, curricula, styles do you use?

Who will Rmoney pick as his VP candidate?

Pa. teacher suspended over blog sues district

i knew it was bad news when i saw the red glowing behind the mountains tonight

Powerful congressman accused of campaign finance violations

U.S. eyes return to some Southeast Asia military bases

Wonder if we'll Sandusky on a Lockup episode on MSNBC?

Who's your pick for VP?

Alan Turing, the father of the computer, is finally getting his due

Mistakenly released database reveals that Florida has pledged nearly $155 million in incentives to

Sometimes I do leave my yard

In Appalachia, Saturday is Baking Day!

Harper sought Mulroney's advice on wooing Quebec

Why the CIA Won’t Relish Its Syria Mission

WHY AM I HERE ON DU? Hmmm, Not many responses to anything of late. I went thru hours of work tonight

Colombian army captain implicated in paramilitary massacre .

Colombian army captain implicated in paramilitary massacre .

Medical pornography: Ear wax removal videos on YouTube:

Meanwhile on another planet, UVA had a coup & President Sullivan was ousted

Barack Obama has 25,069,003 more fans than Romney on Facebook...

Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car..EDITED

Finally, a sense of closure.....Poweful article

Alan Turing, the father of the computer, is finally getting his due

Indictment Links Prominent Texas Family's Horse Stable to Zetas Money-Laundering Case

They're no longer even trying.

Britain to be spared EU bank tax: European leaders push ahead with plans but drop demands for all na


No Sandusky threads?

Major opponent of gay marriage switches sides

Image: death due to lack of health coverage

Thom Hartmann: much does it cost to bring down a Prez?

Thom Hartmann: What Do Republicans Love about Rape?

Weekly Address: Congress Must Act on Transportation Bill and Student Loans

Do You Look Like a Prostitute? (Whatever That Means): It Might Mean No Taxi Cabs

Max Keiser: Armed & Dangerous

Max Keiser: Banks Are Dead!

Bath Salts Gone Wild !!!

The Cuppa Joe knows...

And yet, he has an elevator for his cars...

Are you my new buddy?

Wow - Syrian army defector talks to Al Jazeera

"He's always been a law abiding member of this community

Abdullah brothers will take break for religious reasons

Dolan Says Obama Policies Threaten ‘Sacred Liberties’

Biometric National IDs and Passports: A False Sense of Security

Question for DUers - do you think the College football playoffs have finally been accepted

Qargha Lake siege undercuts U.S.-led narrative that Afghanistan war is on track

Bill Moyers & Co.: Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith (tangled web of banks and government)

U.P. worker hurt at safety class gets $1M

A 10 minute scooter ride through Homs, Syria

Court Rules Obese Dad 'Unfit' to Parent, Kids Placed Up for Adoption

In Capitalist America...

Poll: Best understands people under 30: Dems 66, GOP 19

There's A Reason Americans Pass By Homeless People In The Street Without A Second Glance

For Bravery...

Severe Nuclear Reactor Accidents Likely Every 10 to 20 Years - New Max Planck Institute Study

Tell me about deck stain...17 gallons later...

First New Art Publicly Available From Calvin and Hobbes' Creator in 16 Years

Climate MADness - and The Lorax in 3-D!

In light of the Sandusky case, please pass this on or post it, etc.

Now we know what would have happened to Simon Birch if the mom had lived.

Bill collectors trying to collect deceased person's bad debts.

Massive clampdown on Iranian labour activists (take action link)

Dr. Arjun Makhijani on the downsides of thorium reactors and why solar power will save lives

We don't have to wait for nature to make bird flu airborne. We now have man-made airborne bird flu

Victor Spinetti, Favorite in Beatles Films, Dies at 82

Anybody know what happened to A-Schwarzenegger?

Greece brain drain 'wrecking my social life'

Nirvana Original Painting

(Florida) State was warned voter purge used inaccurate data

Turkey vows action against Syria for downing jet

Large Format

How about having two separate groups for guns?

Jews, gays rally in Rio to protest Ahmadinejad visit

Politico fired a reporter for telling the truth because told them to

Analysis: Oversight Failures Help Oil Obama’s Killing Machine

Israel army denies it killed Gaza boy

Egypt election results now expected Sunday

Bottom Line

nytimes: The Anti-Union Roberts Court

NHL first round draft picks

Saudi Arabia plans to fund Syria rebel army

It’s not Mitt’s party: Top GOPers keep stepping on Romney's message, not sure he'll be leading them

An Introductory Feminist Reading List

Why the U.S. Olympic Committee Cracked Down on a Knitting Group

The Soapbox: On Feminism & Judging Other Women

ACLU question

Anne-Marie Slaughter and the fiction of 'have-it-all' feminism

That thread about "Dog the Bounty Hunter" marathon got me thinking....

It is what it is.

Here's hoping the criminal system goes after the witnesses to Sandusky's crimes

Live Radio At Noon CST-Middle Class Issues Liberal? Conservatism Anathema To The Middle Class?

Does anybody have good video to demonstrate how to make an angel kiss?

Do you ask for anything in return for your vote ??

Jamie Dimon wore presidential seal cufflinks at senate hearing

Scotts Miracle-Gro pleads guilty to selling poisoned bird seed

California begins mapping future without nuclear power

'The question is: What vision are we going to stand up for? Who are we going to fight for?'

So,.....I had a dream that LynneSin and HopeHoops came to my house for beers. As I don't know what

Lugo: 'I say goodbye as president' after Paraguay impeachment

Negotiators closing in on student loan deal

Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low

Fast & Furious is a NRA Conspiracy

Syria forms new government; key posts unchanged

Occupy Comedy

Have you ever flown as a companion to an elderly, frail person?

Private Prison Riots: Coming Soon To A Wisconsin Town Near You?

Roberts--and Alito--simply lied. Balls & strikes. Right. They are politicians in robes-nothing more.

Installing British summer

Luckovich Toon- "Romney's Economic Plan"

"The Safety of Objects". Well worth watching.

She's ba-ack!!! Please come CAPTION Michele (This Is Your MInd on Empty) Bachmann!!!!

How to get rid of an old tire and get a new huge planter...

Still Fighting Bush’s GWOT

Libya Investment Authority to investigate losses of $1.75 billion managed by Goldman Sachs

Chris Lincecum attacks Bay Area sports media..

Love Letters in the Sand: Please come CAPTION Willard and Ann!!!

Anyone seen the movie "The Safety of Objects"?

Whale shoots rainbow out of blowhole

After admitting to sex with an employee, Rep. Matt Wingard (R) drops campaign for re-election

Weekend toon roundup

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades - UPDATE!

Proposal: two guns groups: "Gun Policy" and "Gun Enthusiasts".

The '70s called...

This is what we're up against.

There's no foolin' Peggy Noonan!! Please come CAPTION this omission of the human!!!

I will admit I do not know a lot about Fast and Furious...

The battle over climate science.

Bill Maher on What Teenage Right-Wingers Represent: Conservatism Today Is "Just Being a Dick"


Random thoughts on a Saturday morning...

I have more evidence that 911 was an inside job than right-wing whackadoodles have that Fast and

Answers to the Friday Afternoon Challenge!

America's Dental Care Crisis

Here's a simple recipe for grilled salmon

new ad (Bain...)

Greece coalition to soften austerity measures

Homophobia helps protect guys like Sandusky because

Romney Stares Uncomprehendingly At $1 Bill

Why the "Dollar Zone" doesn't face a break-up

Gaiam TV

Report: Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) faces Ethics, Justice probes

'The Invisible War' takes on military sexual assault 'epidemic' edit, RQ added a better article.

Agenda 21, bike lanes (and the idiotic fight against it)

Should I snip the flowers/stems on a stressed tomato to help it recover?

occupy monsanto 5pm

Obama's fate rests on first debate?

Does corn meal go bad?

Romney attempted to impose a $10 fee for a state certificate of blindness and $15 for photo id card

This is weird. We just found out today that one of our friends had died, too. Bad day for this.

TCM Schedule for Monday June 25 - TCM Spotlight: Starring Ross Alexander

Whale showing his/her pride!

Mitt Romney, A/K/A The “Outsourcer-In-Chief”

Ms. Harris Perry's piece on reverse migration

Happy 40th Anniversary Title IX: From Girls' Sports to Women's Wages

Venezuela's Chavez hosts close ally Ahmadinejad

Spot the RW talking point

Poll: Most Americans do not identify Obama as Christian

American Autumn, an Occupy Documentary, set for World Premiere

Hamas Threatens To Escalate Attacks As Gaza Militants Trade Fire With Israel

American Autumn, an Occupy Documentary, set for World Premiere

Pride Parade to put faith at the forefront

Opposition Video Shows Homs Not Destroyed by Massed Artillery, as Reported.

Turkey caught peeking in Syria's back yard

How Can We Combat Obama's Secret 'NAFTA of the Pacific'?

A whole bunch of movies and TV shows are expiring on Netflix on either 6/30 or 7/1, so

New super PAC ad hits Romney over Bain

Political Wire: Priorities USA hits Romney again on Bain Capital

Pet piranha bites off Illinois toddler's fingertip

Vote for Romney? - pic

Democratic Congressional Staffer mocks public protests over SOPA, claims "internet at risk"

Vatican Gets Fox Media Adviser

Thank Barack For The Lowering Gas Prices

This thread's subject is not CS!

god, what stupid "lock-step" mind set. Repukes are all predictable. They are calling Pres. Obama

Paper Plant Victim of Romney Takeover: 'When we built that stage it was like building my own coffin'

NREL says 80% of US electricity can be renewable by 2050 with current technology

Man shot by CHP on I-10 had no weapon

13 days - and what was learned - As the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis approaches

This is a hoot -


Refresher (Taxes, Spending and Stimulus)

Students for Scott Brown Phonebank: Average age-- Fifty?

Because nothing feeds the hungry or takes care of the sick like spending

Question about simple remote controls for SLRs

The Guardian Describes Mendacious Mitt's Bid To Become Liar-in-Chief

Fraudulent R-74 signatures include names of Whatcom County voters

Has Romney Now 'Liberalized' His Nightmare Dream Act Proposal?

Pres. Obama: "The outcome of this decision, this choice, is entirely up to you ...You decide"

Fast & Furious is a NRA Conspiracy

I am sick of hearing about Ann Romney's horses.


Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. Where?

media seems to be blaming Obama now for all the money being raised

It is forecast to be 100 degrees today...

I was asked to rejoin the feminist group. Anyone else?... (cont.)

My daughter's little farm is growing. The baby turkeys are getting big. The eight geese are out of

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain celebrates 5th anniversary

Delta closes on deal for Philly-area refinery

Saturday, June 23rd. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

Deathwatch for Public Schools in Michigan, Part 2

Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith on Bill Moyers

Politico suspends black reporter for saying Romney more comfortable around white people

Educators: Kids aren't the only ones bullied

Alabama defeats communism with anti-sustainability law

I'm sorry, there's something terribly wrong with him

As a Pennsylvanian, I see the Sandusky case as being analogous to Watergate and here's why:

Alan Grayson is a Tenacious and Tireless Champion

Pluto is not a gas giant.

Leo Tolstoy on Mitt Romney

Rizzoli and Isles pissed me off this episode

Kevin Youkilis may be moved soon

Visiting berkeley for a couple days

Found on DU2

Private Prison Group Quits Mississippi, Heads North

Church of Scientology seeks higher profile in Denver with new church

Police Restrain People Who Attack A Gay Pride Parade In Northern Greece

Uploading photos

It's June. The new interns are working at your favorite local TV news station.

Assange, Ecuador, Rape, and Sweden - 1

US base fracas exposes Argentine vulnerability

Are charter schools useless?

Bear Stearns' 'Chump Change' Settlement Shows SEC Weakness, Judge Says - Bloomberg/HuffPo

U.S. plans more drone flights over Caribbean

U.S. plans more drone flights over Caribbean


LGBT People Should Be Put to Death, Says Aussie Salvation Army Major

Man held in triple murder near NYC's Columbia University

Artist Spotlight: Zanele Muholi

A two-income family today is poorer than a one-income family was in the 1970s

ICC apologizes to Libya for 'misconduct'

Surviving Progress (Full Film)

Karla Homolka lives in Guadeloupe and has three children, new book reveals

Movie director John Carpenter made a movie called, "They Live" back in 1988...

"I'm Just Saying"

Mating Turtles Fossilized in the Act

An almighty Koch app: Democrat developer targets billionaire brothers

Nuns On The Bus photos (dial up warning)

Any way to quiet the trackpad click on MacBook air?

Zhonggou Cheng San Francsico! (Chinatown)

Anything better on a Saturday afternoon than a catnap?

I Am A Woman...

A good article on who destroyed the middle class.

Too many wildfires caused by gun owners, says Utah governor

Bradley Manning’s Defense Moves to Temporarily Suspend Court Martial - FDL

Melissa Harris-Perry - Gov. Haley blocks HPV vaccine access in South Carolina

Parts of Mars Interior as Wet as Earth's

Ex-principal held without bond after fatal rampage

One hundred years.

The Third Intifada Is Inevitable

Caption Mitt....

Who does everyone like in the Secretary of State race?

A one-minute musical Mitt Romney biography

What Role Did Climate Change Play In Epic Duluth Floods?

Gloat Free Football Scores (Saturday, June 23)

"Reward the Second Best..."

Someone needs to make a bumer sticker out of Bain + China jobs

Will the NCAA do the right thing and slap the Death Penalty on Penn State football?

Logic Question

Infographic: Pride Parades around the world

What are ways in which money has negatively affected elections in CA?

Cheney Family 'Delighted' As Lesbian Daughter Marries Partner - LATimes

My Citibank Card

Smart windows store sun’s energy

Pension Giant Dumps $73 Million Caterpillar Stock Over Israel Ties

The Doctor. Has been blocked from the group

do ya suppose Mitt said this to his billionaire buddies this weekend?

Paraguay president removed from office

Tropical Storm Debby has formed - Louisiana watch out

So I am in the middle of an argument on another chat board...

ZeroHedge: Turns Out China IS Lying About Everything

Is anyone else having problems with google?

A Turing Machine built using LEGO

Anyone here on

Should alleged cyber criminals be spared extradition to the US? (Metro | 22 June 12)

Mark Cuban destroys Skip Bayless

When Putin meets Netanyahu

Big Statewide Anti-Foreclosure Rally Set June 25 for Capitol

Kitchen Dancing, or strolling actually. Enjoy! Bruce edition -

Argument for gay marriage would also legalise incest and polygamy, claim bishops and MPs (in UK)

NASA says Mars landing will be ’7 minutes of terror’

Surpeme court and Obama care

"Character": how much of a role in voters' decisions ?

dirty girl. bad boy

Girly science ad gets European Commission grief

Funniest Jokes Mocking Mitt Romney


Why Jason Kenney getting an award for 'diversity' only reinforces discrimination

It's Not About the Damn Ponies

Gamecocks shooting for history

Why the family conflicts now??

Bath Salts Summer

Vatican hires Fox's Greg Burke to help shape media message

My wife is so predictable! The CFO with one of her clients is resigning his position. He brought her

Looking for tips and advice from people in the Portland area, please.

One of the most profound quotes about outsourcing that I've read in a long time

I just finished watching "The Iron Lady"

Ever seen a cat like this? I think not.

Caption this pic

Database schema document creator

Now there's a fire in Estes Park CO

This went unreported (or I missed it): Obama leads Romney by 5 in NH (Rasmussen).

What do you do when you are attacked?

5 College Degrees That Aren't Worth The Cost

Should an animal abuser be president?

If the health care law is killed on Monday, how will it affect Obama's re-election chances?

Tulsa will soon be home to the largest "community" supercomputer in the nation

An oldie, but still relevant?

There are six games on Fox right now. So which one do they show in Denver?

I needed a shower anyway so I checked out the Freepers. They didn't disappoint

Consumption levels in industrialised world unsustainable, says Manmohan

How convenient of the Supreme Court to time their health care ruling for the Monday news cycle

I just finished throwing a political fundraiser. Ask me anything please! I need to de-stress!

Ever had a credit card/identity stolen? When my brother was travelling through Europe & Asia

Definition of paranoia: supporters of Julian Assange

US, Pakistan heading towards collision

I was wrong.

Apparently the individual mandate in Obamacare is basically unenforceable anyway

Mexico elections: failure of drugs war leaves nation at the crossroads

The long, hot summer without San Onofre's nuclear power

Mexico elections: failure of drugs war leaves nation at the crossroads

Queen: Rock Montreal!

Rural vs urban... and the libertarian mindset

Happy Pride Weekend San Francisco! n/t

Turns Out China IS Lying About Everything

"Do Democrats Have a Shot at the House?" By NATE SILVER at the NYTimes


"Obama’s gay marriage and immigration moves: How the president is outfoxing Romney. "

The High Price of Materialism

HuffPo: 'American Horror Story' Season 2: Jessica Lange Is..... (some details, possible spoilers)

I saw the famous "cat vs alligator" cat

A Shame On... And A Warning For.. ALL Of Us...

Where The Hell Is Matt? ~ 2012

El SuTebow's head must be exploding about now

Week 7 and I'm down 5 pounds

32 pound 10 year old girl rescued from closet in Kansas City. Two other siblings

Greece Sells Assets, Including Island Resorts, Planes, Highways, Buildings To Pay Down Debt - HuffPo

What are you reading the week of June 24, 2012?

So I closed my eyes and opened a bookmark in my recipe folder, swearing I'd make whatever I landed

US has no plans to extradite Assange: Carr

Twin Cities Meet up

I'll Have Another to Enter Stud In Japan

Health Insurance Mandates -The Bigger Picture

Pardon me, but I just needed to post the words "fuck" and "dumbass".

My dog is scared to death of thunder and lightening.

On Taxes and Greece

Why NATO Won’t Go To War Over Syria Shooting Down Turkish Jet

Firefighter captain struggled with and chased down cat to save it from fire

Gas prices are down...

Isn't DEA Chief Michelle Leonhart a piece of work? Time to call for her scalp, methinks!

Gas prices are down... who should we blame?

why does Sandusky's wife need her own legal counsel?

Optimus Prime becomes 20% cooler

Tariffs were the main source of all Federal revenue from 1790 to 1914. 'Free' Trade is UnAmerican!

In all honesty I'd rather see cocaine legalized over pot

Thanks to Meta, I learned today that "pa" means "personal attack" and not "Dad!"

How advisers to stars lobbied MPs to make it a human right to avoid tax (in UK)

Weber Canyon Fire


(WTF?) Obama’s legal tactics seen as possibly hurting chances to save health-care law

My smoke alarm just yelped at me! For no reason. Hold me.

Where's Henry!!!!!

Border Patrol detains 96yo Ariz. ex-gov for half-hour in 97-degree heat, over radiation alarm

Looking for an escape route to Canada - in case Romney IS elected?

Post real estate bubble reality.

Rural Groceries Find New Ways to Stay Alive. Hour drive for groceries?

Bernanke bails out Europe

Labrador fire forces evacution of 2 communities

Playa del Gulpiyuri.. A Strange (ocean) Beach in the Middle of a Meadow

New ad by pro-Obama PAC targets Romney over Bain

Offline Nuclear Plant Squeezes Energy Access In Calif.

GM grass linked to Texas cattle deaths

Romney-Rove get-together again raises super PAC/candidate coordination issue

Need Advice on Best Net+ Practice Exams Online

Does anyone know of where to find pre-KJV English translations of the Bible?

The Stealing of the 2000 Presidential Election: Ch 1, Part 2 – The 36-Day Battle to Recount the Vote

PSA: Do not ignore DU copyright guidelines.

Turn a Weber kettle into a pizza oven. This looks pretty cool!

Harsh Reviews for European Commission Video Aimed at Closing Science Gender Gap

Sandusky lawyers raise appeal issue on timing

Tropical Storm Debby forms in the Gulf

"Bill Maher Calls Out Republicans for Being the Dicks That They Are"

APNewsBreak: Vatican gets Fox media adviser

As adults, we forget that we have forgotten how to look... let alone SEE.

Belly up to the bumblebar!!!

bluesbassman has embraced the dark side of The Chords.

I shit you not -- a dog with two assholes.

The school bullies stopped giving Li'l MFM wedgies once they realized how much he LIKED them.

Immortality or not, MFM is now a dead man walking.

Insight from TBogg's commentariat..

Illuminara 6/24

What is the fascination with Nazis? And why do people want to idolize Nazis?

Great toon I just ran across:

The Real Reason Conservatives Always Win - Common Dreams, Joe Brewer

Just got Tweeted this website - concise list of ways to attack RMoney

If you were off on an island where there were 100 lunches, you could not let one man eat up the 100

A post in another Group reminded me of this story (Bob Shaw - Light of Other Days):

Utah wildfire evacuees allowed to return to homes