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Archives: December 13, 2009

Joan Baez on KQED in San Francisco for the past hour

Gay marriage advocates lose legal skirmish

How Bush watered down civil rights

Who can help? I got a post deleted and wish to know why.

Atheists are the greatest threat to ALL religions.

Atheists are the greatest threat to ALL religions.

Are you normal? Are you successful?

Poor kids and psych drugs,Big Pharma money and Nami,board member resigns in protest

New Orleans Flooding

Banned Kurdish party may boycott Turkish parliament (CNN)

For Fucks sake, even Rethug Gov Tim Pawlenty-MN is for reimporting cheaper RX drugs.

Climate activists condemn Copenhagen police tactics (BBC)

Ant-gay Bigot Buju Banton faces drug conspiracy charges - in federal lockup in Miami

Elections in Chile today

Tony Blair told by Azerbaijan victims: 'Give your £90,000 speaker's fee to charity'

Freightliner moving truck production to Mexico, raising fears of more layoffs

Freightliner moving truck production to Mexico, raising fears of more layoffs

End of Kirkus Reviews Brings Anguish and Relief (Shit!)

If the country doesn't stop moving to the right, we're going to end up as the conservatives

I got an email from the Barack Obama Foundation!

Houston Elects First Openly Gay Mayor In A Top 5 US City

The importance of cheaper drugs.

Blair says he would have invaded Iraq, even if he knew there were no WMD

New Republican meme: HCR will hit states hard on Medicaid costs

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing The Gun

Unhappy with politics, worried about the planet? ...

Obviousman explains Congress to you!

There's a profile on Jill Biden on CBS Sunday Morning

No Charges In Death Of Woman Shot 9 Times

Climate Bottom Vs. Climate Summit

Florida Keys NOW Losing Shoreline Due to Sea Level Rise

U.S. cars excluded from Japan's cash-for-clunkers program

Lord Christopher Monckton- Climate Denier-quarantining AIDS patients "for life"

Mike is missing. I think he's dead.

Teabaggers: "Hey, Rep. Tom Periello, can you move your office so it's easier to scream at you?"

Another soldier is gone. Please keep this thread alive in memory.

Beck, Gold and Andy Griffith

Kabul Mayor Resigns

Kabul Mayor Resigns

Take away their money.......

Omaha World Herald page 11A----1/2 page ICBM ad (not to sell)

Catalonia votes on independence from Spain (BBC)

What are some charities you donate to?

Robert Reich: How a Few Private Health Insurers Are on the Way to Controlling Health Care

Houston Is Largest City to Elect Openly Gay Mayor

Tea Party "Patients" to Storm Senate Offices

Tea Party "Patients" to Storm Senate Offices

Militia groups creating their own currency -- again

Whack a banker' arcade game proves a hit

I admire you folks who can watch the Sunday morning newsers

Health care's fate is in the hands of WHO?!1 Joementum/BAUCUS

Why doesn't McCain remove himself...

The $1-Million Soldier

The $1-Million Soldier

If health care was paid for with acts of kindness.......

Why Does the Air Force Want Thousands of PlayStations?

Billions Haven’t a Pot to You-Know-What In

Toronto Star: Is the apocalypse a real and present danger?

State Of California Doesn't Know How To Accept $14 Fee

Full moon brings out inner 'werewolf': study

When Black and White Aren’t Black and White

"War is not Just, it is Just War"

Geneva Conventions

Geneva Conventions

Bangladesh's all-women peacekeepers

Who should be TIME'S "Person of the Year"?

MTP this morning

Is it our turn yet?

Is it our turn yet?

Most big firms seen cutting staffs in early '10

Man falls in love, pees through mail slot to get woman's attention

What the hell happened here during the night....

Can anyone here shed some light on the group "We Are Change" for me?

Magical Post: making half of our collective rhetorical disagreements on the economy vanish. (poof!)

U.S. Supreme Court: Can Scripture trump non-discrimination law?

Akron Beacon Journal: Future bleak for foreclosures, experts say

Banks/Lenders walking away from homes?

Petraeus urges Pakistan to raise pressure on Taliban

whoopsie. A sign of what's to come?

Tycoon Pinera favourite in Chile presidential election

Can someone call Australia and tell them they don't need nukes to protect their ~20m citizens?

IRS hires "hundreds" for new wealth unit to catch rich tax cheats

"Ever since we lost our boy our motto has been, 'no regrets, just revenge.'"

Karyn K. Chermel M.D. | 1945-2009

Would You Like To See A More Progressive Congress?

David Brooks wrote a really interesting article about Chanukah

One out of every eight Americans, received food stamps in September...

We could use a little help here in PA, Mr. President

Sen. Judiciary Chair Leahy Urges Chamber To Confirm Judicial Nominees

CommonDreams: Why ACORN Won

Senate clears $447B omnibus measure

Stephen King to pay for troops' holiday trip home

RECOLLECTIONS: Dedicated REMF Then and Dedicated REMF Now

Freeper Studies: New Manifesto

Woman who invented CDSs - Key architect of Cap and Trade

PSA: Daily Kos just published an excellent summary of the current health care bills.

Invictus -- the power of poetry (and prayer) to help freedom prevail

Got up early this morning and turned the tv on.

Does Biased News Have a 'Time Bomb' Effect?

Ben Nelson

Read this before you open your sunday paper

Man shot dead after trying to rob Marrero couple at gunpoint

Should DU allow a group for Liberal met to talk

Should DU allow a group for Liberal met to talk

Berlusconi Is Punched at Rally

Funniest.Olympics logo.Ever LOLOLOL

"Sarah Palin says she can see Russia from her house. What the fuck does that mean....

Tonight! The People Speak - The History Channel

Tonight! The People Speak - The History Channel

White House's Romer: US jobless rate could still rise

Proposal would kill much-needed Medicaid fix for Louisiana

Proposal would kill much-needed Medicaid fix for Louisiana

digby: You've Been Warned

CBO Score Could Spell Nightmare for Senate Democrats

CBO Score Could Spell Nightmare for Senate Democrats

Liz Cheney Accuses Obama Of Slandering CIA In Nobel Speech: 'Shameful' - Sam Stein/HuffPo

Accenture ends Tiger Woods sponsorship "no longer the right representative"

If pre-existing conditions are still going to be a factor,

We DO choose our family.

Abortion is murder!

Summers: Obama Will Persuade Bankers Because 'We Were There For Them'

Top gas producers tackle global glut

Social Action in Copenhagen Rivals Seattle Protest

here is the device the christian teacher used to brand crosses into kids' skin, allegedly

Do you have a mystery guest?? Creepy!!

Attn, DU a video everybody should see, The Hashish Army of Afghanistan

carol-simpson.com cartoon: Cancer-Homecare

Have teabaggers ever been to a hospital before, or do they still use leeches and bloodletting?

New Orleans Saints fever cools interest in mayoral race

Caption this pic of Sen. Kerry and Sen. Lugar

Racial disparities the reason for Louisiana's ranking in poverty

I'm concerned that if the President creates too many jobs

I'm concerned that if the President creates too many jobs

Greetings from The War On Christmas

I am not a part of any "base", I am an Independent that is extremely "Liberal"

It is up to us to remember who is against a public option, and against a Medicare buy in

*The People Speak* Narrated by Howard Zinn & based on his books,TONIGHT! Hist. Ch.

Two simple and serious questions.

President Says He's Open to Changing Approach in Afghanistan - to Meet Escalation's Objectives

Cap-and-Trade Model Loses Billions to Fraud

Berlusconi in Hospital After Attack

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet with a group of 'elves' - pics

The Sunday Morning Republican Propaganda talk shows are in full swing

We need to fix the media, they are the problem here.

Medical Marijuana Apartheid: Different Rules Apply for Rich and Poor Pot Smokers

Metro Atlanta property taxes: Hike them or slash services?

Fox’s ‘Fair And Balanced’ Debate: ‘Does Climate Change Exist?’

"Less Cowbell" Lieberman: "Take out just a few things...public option, Medicare buy-in, class act"

A pivotal moment in US history. Fall of the Berlin Wall

We're Gettin A Lesson Here... 'The People Speak'...

Anyone familiar with the re-affirmation process when in bankruptcy

Meteor shower peaks this evening/morning. 12/13

Ex-Purdue grad student sentenced to 4+ years in Web threats to Bush

A letter to "Teabaggers" abouth Health Care Reform: Ignorance and Selfishishness is No Excuse

Merry Christmas

Cantor Can't Come Through When Asked For His Big Job Creation Idea

When did our public servants become our masters?

For DUers -The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen

Caption this photo

Former SAVAK agent arrested in Canada

We're Gettin A Lesson Here... 'The People Speak'...

After Katrina, New Orleans police shot 10 civilians, at least four of whom died

Gullible? Tool? Other?

Farmer Sues Wells Fargo to Feed Foreclosed Animals

The Republicans are much smarter than I gave them credit for.

The Republicans are much smarter than I gave them credit for.

"Americans for Financial Reform" in the Streets- Events for Week of Dec 14th

Tea Party Goader Gets Heckled -- Just Like His Group Urged Followers To Do To Congressmen!

Canadian professor says that Thomas the Tank Engine brainwashes kids with right-wing ideology

WOW!! The Federal Pen here in Atlanta is on fire

Hey Andy Rooney! I'll take your money if you feel badly about having it!

WSJ: White House Puts Jobs Over Deficit

"When I grow up I wanna be an old woman ..... "

"When I grow up I wanna be an old woman ..... "

What will be the campaign slogan for 2012?

Food assistance spreads its reach

How do we hang the toxic money around the senators and congressmen?

"Whack a Banker"

Ah... The Good Ole Days...

Does anyone use PowerPoint and/or Excel consistently at work?

Should there be limits on the number of pets a person can own?

"Twitter Tapping"

The LEARN Act will require assessment of newborn children?

CIA terminates contract with Blackwater, review of all contracts underway

Cooling the Asphalt Jungle (green rooftops)

Taking single payer off the table without a fight established what we are. Since then,

Congress is not passing any health care reform

Please light a candle for Anthony Vietti

Is the abolishment of the pre-existing condition clause still in the bill?

Afghanistan: The New Vietnam | by George McGovern

Family Portraits of all 56 ethnic groups in China

I am so liberal, that I have two left hands instead of a left hand and a right hand.

Recession over? Yes or No?

Our President is powerful. Atlas, don't shrug, get a scaffold, and do the Right Things

Are wealth and success the result of "hard work" or just plain luck?

I saw on eBay an item from a penny seller with the user name "ovaloffice."

Everyday, on the Internet, we manage to find newer ways to be complete jerks to others.

Lieberman: Dems Haven't Given Up Enough On Health Care

know what's really funny, i mean side splitting hilarious?

know what's really funny, i mean side splitting hilarious?

The "conservative" effort to rewrite the Bible, if successful, will cause them to become Jews

OMG.....Watching the intro to "The People Speak" featuring Howard Zinn on the History Channel......

Accenture Marks 1st Sponsor to Cut Ties With Woods

The "Iraq was a mistake" talking point

Joseph Stiglitz: Too big to succeed

President Obama coming up on 60 Minutes

Howard Zinn's "People's History of the World" portrayed on TV may help our discussions

AP IMPACT: Emails Show Science not faked, but not pretty

Stephen King to pay for troops holiday trip home

Jobs? How?

What Happened to the Threat to Repeal the Anti-Trust Exemption for Health Insurance Companies?

Was there ever actually a "buggy whip industry"?

We Live In Interesting Times When Much Of DU Agrees With John Thune On HCR

Dr Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border

Nashville charities reject immigrants' kids

What is the best way to send the Democrats the message that we are PISSED!

Great... CNN Poll: GOP Has Erased Party Popularity Gap In Congress

Sunday..... Fun with Photo Shop

If our elected leaders were really serious about job creation and the environment

If our elected leaders were really serious about job creation and the environment

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Crypt searched for Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's bones

Pharmaceuticals in the Water: A Perfect Storm?

Is this evil?

This is such horse shit!

Saw a bumper sticker "You can't be for free choice and be Catholic".

So ..... I understand the banksters will be meetung in DC tomorrow ......

Do Obama and Duncan approve of what is happening to David Pakter?

Thank you Jon Kyl!!!

At my work, we were asked to rank each other anonymously.

Ghaaaah!!!! Parade Magazine cover today! (caution: graphic)

12 days until Christmas. Please, if you can, send a card:

America has two different economies..

I'm at a Toys for Tots collection facility - they are VERY low on toys

Let's persuade LIEberman to give us a little help!

Just because you are "underwater" in your mortgage doesn't mean you can't afford it

Just because you are "underwater" in your mortgage doesn't mean you can't afford it

Just because you are "underwater" in your mortgage doesn't mean you can't afford it

We've noticed this Christmas - this area, anyway, just "feels" depressed.

Who gets the History Channel? Are you watching Zinn's "The Peaple Speak?"

I quit. I give up. There won't be ANY health care reform.

I quit. I give up. There won't be ANY health care reform.

Why do some DU'ers 'disable' their profiles? I don't get it.

Do people not understand that if jobs are lost to lower greenhouse gases that is an acceptable

Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain (a good thing)

Do you believe this?

Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Bill

Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

I'm a Gay Native Houstonian Once Kicked Out As A Teen to the Streets. Today, I'm a Houstonian Again.

Reactionaries: The Enemies of a Free Society.

I Was Approached By Someone Begging For Gas Money Yesterday

This is a genuinely nice man.

There was no centennial for Indian Territory

Presenting: Fundie Quote of the Day. # 3 And a new word, also.

Book Review: "Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life"

Rules Of Engagement Are A Dilemma For U.S. Troops

Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

I hate the way the term "Life" is used in discussions involving abortion and stem-cell research.

Colombian Farmer Castrates Himself

The real danger for Obama and the Democrats is not people voting Republican

Can Anyone Get a Fair Trial in Italy?

Can Anyone Get a Fair Trial in Italy?

What happens when freeper-bakers take phoned-in cake orders?

Cindy Sheehan..Dear Mr. President...

Bill Moyers: a thoughtful voice amid the din

Thoughts about 2016.

I hate the Democrats in Congress allowing liberman to retain his chair

Tea Party Candiate Runs For Ted Kennedy's Seat

Obama: Peace Prize Speech . . . "War Plays A Role In Peace" . . .!!!

Fight for unions shown on the History Channel contrasts with busting of teachers' unions

Abortion is murder!

Yes, We Can't?

Buju Banton is being held in the Federal Detention Centre in Miami

Human Trafficking in America

New treatment for soldiers with PTSD to be done by drill sergeants, positive thinking.

An alternative to the Boy Scouts?

One of the great social programs on earth - El Sistema

He is 7, this is his last Christmas

Study: Bad guys really do get the most girls

Study: Bad guys really do get the most girls

If advertising "disappeared", would your buying habits change much?

*** DECEMBER PHOTO CONTEST - Preliminary Poll 3 ***

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Netanyahu should admit Israel doesn't want peace

Assbag Romney will be in the national news soon with his book attacking Pres. Obama.

Regarding Afghanistan it seems to me...

President Obama's economic adviser pitches job stimulus

President Obama's adviser slams Wall Street( Summers)

The Big Banks and Brokerages are K Street republicans and will do what ever it takes

A non-paradoxical paradox: Job Growth By Spring, but with rising Unemployment

DUers it is REALLY SIMPLE.........

Matt Taibbi is not Mike Taibbi... whew... you had me worried there for a minute

White House Emails Case Nearing Settlement - recovering Bush/Cheney 'missing' email

I think we need few more threads about Matt Taibbi

Motivation

Harkin considers raising bill to end filibuster. Harkin = Hero

Kevin Drum on Taibbi's piece: "count me among the supporters"

Gallup Daily Tracking Poll - 48% Approve, 43% Disapprove

President Obama on @ 10pm: Oprah Winfrey will host the “Christmas at the White House”

NY Times: Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Bill

Some of us tried to warn you about Tiabbi in 2004 but since we supported Dean we were crackpots

When I find myself

Senate passes spending bill (Updated)

Diplomacy in action

Lieberman, Nelson: Public-option compromise still not good enough

Reminder, Pres. Obama is on 60 Minutes night for those who care.

Joe Biden's bathroom mirror messages

Raw Story: "Obama slams ‘fat cat bankers’ in CBS interview"

IMO, the voting public has decided women are more reliable politico's. This will be a

I don't understand columnist worship.

Obama 'seriously angry' about state dinner crashers

Brad de Long is a Free-Trade advocating Neo-Liberal (and Summers' crony)

Blackmail

OMG THERE IS A CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE OVAL OFFICE!

President Obama Gives Himself a ‘Solid B-Plus’

All Matt Taibbi did was tell the TRUTH . . . obviously a lot of DUers CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH

If the administration and its supporters spent as much time attacking the right as they do Taibbi

Matt Taibbi goes Obama scalp hunting

Yglesias to Taibbi: "People who want change need to correctly identify the obstacles to change."

I wonder where the Taibbi fact-checkers were when our President made the following errors

President Obama expects Senate to pass health care bill by Christmas

Bush's third term is a figment of poor imagination. Change:

Obama is such a slacker! Let's make a list of things he has not done.

I've decided to try to be a professional joke.

A Rabbi , a Priest , and an Imam ,,,,

Brad DeLong: Ten Things on Which Matt Taibbi Really Does Not Know What He Is Talking About

Dominick the Christmas Donkey

Burial - Endorphin (Ghost Drum and Bass Remix)

It appears my wee-wee's been stricken with rigor mortis

Today's Non Sequitur..........

With a little help from my friends

Axel Rose is....what's the word?

The Christmas movie that will make you barf this year is...

Woman calls 911 over burger emergency (MUST LISTEN TO THIS!)

Question about spam

The Best (or favorite) PJ Harvey album

Life sure is ducky when it's not sucky.

Jazz fans....I need help.....

Awaiting decision by potential employer. Should I call?

Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff

Tiger the bad tipper?

'Stoned wallabies make crop circles'

Look what I made!

Another webcam capture from Glacier National Park. Enjoy

OH.MY.GOD. You have to see this. Extreme LED sheepherding ART.

Do you like guitar arpeggios?

The Cow

Possibly the most fucked-up video ever to be posted on YouTube

I feel kind of dumb asking after all this time, but what does IBTL stand for? n/t

Where to find a Stewart 2012 t-shirt?

Best of the '00s in TV by Alan Sepinwall (and not in slideshow format)

sigh. why do i bother with the broncos?

"Da Bears" still suck!

Meet Toonces the Cat (not mine)

"Poor Beethoven." I say, NAKED Beethoven!1

To sleep, perchance to dream... (pics)

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Julie & Julia

Did this ever happen to you?

What would you do if your bi-polar ex started to threaten to kill people

Have you ever been told you're arrogant -- by a friend?

I love how in most movies today, Arnold Schwarzenegger has an Anglo name and still carries an accent

$101 in my bank account on Sunday morning...

I've been modeling for a college art class. I normally don't post a lot of pics of myself...

Synth Coke

Oh my GOD! I just logged out and read GD and GD:P

For tonight, I'm a Dallas Cowboys fan

Finally after 5 years I find out the name of a Christmas song

Sex Rehab or Christmas at the White House with Oprah?

So much for don't ask don't tell...

DU men...what type are you?

He's damned lucky it doesn't have a second hand....

Holiday time. Season of the Kings

King Missle... A sensitive Artist.....

His name was Henry. This is not his story

$5+/month to rent a cable modem!

I just don't know what to do with you people any more.

Amazon-com got me po'ed tonight and lost a $ale

BCS Championship Game Poll #1

If YOU were Hercules, would you ALLOW people to call you HERC?

Hypothetical question: Suppose two DU irregulars were actually eating at Olive Garden.

The inspiration came from ELEANOR RIGBY... Yes, that's right Eleanor Fucking Rigby. Dig it!

X - Johnny Hit And Run Paulene (live)

Okay .... I'm just gunna come out and say it ....... straight and clear .......

Amazon-com pi**ed me off tonight and lost a $ale

Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

My first "Deleted Message - Name Removed" reply!

I may have to consume some crow but- Ha Ha Dallas lost!

"American Dad" was Epic

Me & Mr. Dinger Were Out Last Night. Here's Video Of The Band:

San Diego Chargers add another to the Cowhumpers' loss column

fromage girls (lighthearted human interest, pretty girls and cheese, yummy)

If they ever make a movie of my life, I hope the DVD has alternate endings

Some stupid ideas never die: More idiotic "marketing."

Sadie passed Wednesday December 9th

Chipmunks Christmas Song Slowed Down

Do you give a SHIT about what's going on with Tiger Woods?

Berlusconi hit in the face with a model of Milan's cathedral

I need a handjob!

I have a question about that Sony electronic book gizmo.

Trivia: What happened Tuesday, November 5, 1968?

At the end of the day, the bottom line is this:

Does anyone here know anything useful about Chinese green tea?

I just got an email from "Dallas Consuelo"!

I just got an email from "Dallas Consuelo"!

I got a couple of laughs on facebook

Who is your favorite architect?

Australian Transport Accident Commission celebrates 20 years of disturbing PSAs

What is this recreational vehicle called in your area (if you have them)?

I've been tea-total sober for a year now

Dexter...

Fill this in without using "kissing" - "I saw Mommy _______ Santa Claus".

It seems that many would prefer that Obama be a liberal version of Bush. Governing for 23%

I am so proud of our new mayor annise parker, yes Houston did elect a gay woman mayor.

Find X

Nevada brothel aims to offer 1st male prostitutes

"At the end of the day" is driving me insane!

X - Sex and Dying in High Society

What's the best MST3K episode?

Don't blame Obama. The US political system is broken

If you could reconstruct a full-scale replica long-gone baseball stadium, which one would you choos

i need a new printer. i am sick of epson. ideas?

Join the DU Bowl Pick 'Em Challenge!

Will the 49ers look bad again on Monday Night Football?

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) 1-2-3 Red Light Edition

I dare you to name a rock band with a better name than.....

Name my garden gnome!

***DECEMBER PHOTO CONTEST*** Come vote. :^)

Dexter. *GASP* (may contain spoilers)

Fill this in without using "kissing" - "I saw Mommy _______ Tiger Woods".

Hi. Nobody knows me here. I'm WT Fuheck.

I have seen a lot of criticism concerning President Obama...

I have seen a lot of criticism concerning President Obama...

New Incidents Test Immunity to Terrorism on U.S. Soil

Defying Switzerland's new racist reputation

White House working to close benefit caps loophole

Lula is the highest ranked leader in LA; Chávez at the bottom

Venezuela, Cuba Sign $3 Billion in Joint Projects

Climate activists condemn Copenhagen police tactics

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi punched at Milan rally

Islamists flee Philippines prison after militants' raid

Claire McCaskill: I'll Vote No On Health Care If It Increases Deficit

Monsanto seed business role revealed

White House's Romer: US jobless rate could still rise

Brazil: Dictatorship torture to be investigated

UAW will nominate Bob King to replace President Ron Gettlefinger

Iran's Khamenei warns opposition leaders

Aides say Obama is pressing to ease credit again

Gov. Paterson to withhold 10% from schools, local gov's - including NYC

Accenture Marks 1st Sponsor to Cut Ties With Woods

Anti-Muslim graffiti found on French mosque

France to resume 'black box' hunt

Recession over? Yes or No?

Russia and US in secret talks to fight net crime

Senator says opposition grows to Medicare buy-in

Citigroup Nears Deal to Return Bailout Billions

Canada defended Afghan 'human-rights abuser,' memos allege

Tuvalu Calls Out US in Emotional Plea (At Copenhagen Climate Change Conference)

Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Obama

Claire McCaskill: I'll Vote No On Health Care If It Increases Deficit

Sunspots do not cause climate change, say scientists; key claim of global warming sceptics debunked

Democratic Senators Attack Health Care Compromise on Medicare

Stephen King to pay for troops' holiday trip home

'Acidifying oceans' threaten food supply, UK warns

Reports: Protester hits Berlusconi at Milan rally

Senate Passes Federal Spending Bill

Tourist killed by hotel water

Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Bill

W.House's Summers: Still inequality in US higher education

Oklahoma senator plans to rain on climate talks

Billionaire leads leftists in early Chile returns

AP IMPACT: Monsanto seed business role revealed

Economist Paul Samuelson Dies at 94

Hospital study shows full moon's werewolf effect

Body Found on Mt. Hood, 2 Climbers Still Missing

Houston Is Largest City to Elect Openly Gay Mayor.

A Game That’s Not So Great

AlterNet: Medical Marijuana Apartheid: Different Rules Apply for Rich and Poor Pot Smokers

Ollie North: Get Serious

Independent UK: Despicable means to a dead end (Tony Blair and Iraq)

Bill Moyers Journal Dec 11 (video and transcript on the October Chicago Protests)

Don't blame Obama. The US political system is broken

"It marked the moment when Obama became a leader,

Parade Magazine Cover: "Home for the Holidays"..with George and Barbara Bush!:

Drug Money Saved Banks in Global Crisis?

Taibbi vs. Obama

Once More Through the Slaughter House

"So we say: Support the troops. Support the mission. Support the president." (Kagan & Kristol)

Protesters in Seattle warned us what was coming, but we didn't listen

"A lot of Swedes will argue that the most shameful thing is not that someone made a mistake......

Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

Step back! Here comes the shark attack.

Annise Parker victory speech after winning Houston mayoral election

Documentary on how the media lies to manipulate us

An Atheist Reads the Bible - 8 - The Empty Tomb

NWO Conspiracy Bullshit

Obama Crashes a Party

Fox News: Warning to Ships! Massive 12 mile Iceberg Headed for Australia! - dec 2009

Papantonio: GOP Purity Test Echoes Berlin in 1933

Congressional candidate Melinda Gopher: A Photo Essay on the Urban Indian Experience

Silvio Berlusconi hospitalised in attack

Lucia celebration 2009 december 13, (part 1 of 6)

Tuvalu's COP15 Delegate To Obama And The US Senate: "The Fate Of My Country Rests In Your Hands!"

TV Ad "Stain" re Blunt

An Atheist Reads the Bible - 11 - Marriage

Greenland Tsunami Generated by the Calving of an Iceberg into the Sea - The Second Wave

Why This War? Obama on Afghanistan. (60 Minutes Interview)

An Atheist Reads the Bible - 3 - Jephthah

Human Rights Day 2009 in Minneapolis Waiting for Justice (of torture)

"Going Rogue" Sanitation Crisis

TYT: Is Sarah Palin Going to Debate Al Gore? (& Irrefutable Proof of Palin's Stupidity)

Why conservative Republicans don't respect nature & science

Silvio Berlusconi punched in the face 13th December 2009

COP15: Largest Climate Change March In History & An Event That Has Been Completely Ignored By US MSM

An Atheist Reads the Bible - 4 - Slavery

Was Iceland a Target for Economic Hit Men? - John Perkins

The Hashish Army- Afghanistan. Is this what we are fighting for?????

An Atheist Reads the Bible - 6 - CSI: Old Testament

Did Copenhagen Change The US In A Way We Never Thought Of?

A journey through the Earth's climate history (BBC)

Gas-electric car sales expected to rise in '10 (Detroit News)

Kashmir Weather Destabilizing - Delayed Snows, More Intense Floods, Droughts Hurting Farmers

After Nearly 1 Month W/O Rain, Massive Fish Kills On NW Brazil's Manaquiri River As Oxygen Depletes

Lord Christopher Monckton- Climate Denier-quarantining AIDS patients "for life"

ARGENTINA: Solar Villages Light Up the Andes

Climate change reality: The Progressive crisis

Seven Generations

California Geothermal Project Shut Down

Ottawa under fire from Quebec and Ontario for its stance at Copenhagen

Nissan and San Francisco team up on EV charging in Bay Area

"A radical shift of the Arctic atmospheric circulation"

Under the icy north lurks a ‘carbon bomb’

Australian Carbon Emissions Up 82% Since 1990 - Kyoto Protocol Limits Are 8% - Age

Climate change reality: The People Speak

What are the sustainable countries we might want to emulate?

AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty

Interesting Article from Europe on Climate-gate

Monsoon Pattern Breaking Down In India's Western Ghat Region - 23% Of Area Vegetation Remains

Colts' 22 trumps Marshall's 21(new NFL records)

So far Dallas Cowboys FAIL

Tim Tebow taught Mark Ingram how to win a Heisman Trophy from his knees.

Chargers 20, Cowboys 17

Probable kiss of death: Go Giants

The JR Chess Report (December 13): World Cup Final Goes to Tie Break; Magnus Leads in London

Outside the lines- Fl State

Bolivian lawmakers: We work, we get paid. No work, no pay.

Lula is the highest ranked leader in LA; Chávez at the bottom

Only 49% of Colombians believe in democracy, while 85% of Venezuelans believe in it!

Guatemalan press prints leaks from sensitive murder probe

Guatemala ex-colonel sentenced to prison for enforced disappearances in civil war

Manuel Zelaya supporters say there's no justice for the dead

Brazil: Dictatorship torture to be investigated

Brazil: Dictatorship torture to be investigated

Dominican Meeting Cancelled

Manuel Zelaya to get safe passage out of Honduras

The Bachelet factor: the cultural legacy of Chile's first female president

Cuba and Venezuela criticise US at Alba trade summit

Latinobarómetro poll: Latin Americans disapprove Chávez

Lula is the highest ranked leader in LA; Chávez at the bottom

Castro condemns Honduras 'farce'

Christian Palestinian leaders call for church boycott in Kairos document

Qassam hits Israel, despite Hamas moratorium on Gaza rocket fire

Palestinian wounds Israeli woman in West Bank stabbing

Israel okays plan to pump funds into settlements

Netanyahu should admit Israel doesn't want peace

Here's somebody else who doesn't like the Constitution

Man shot dead after trying to rob Marrero couple at gunpoint

No Charges In Death Of Woman Shot 9 Times

Support the 2nd Amendment and not the NRA

Helping Other Workers

Today in Labor History Dec 13 American Federation of Labor President Samuel Gompers died at age 74

Where Have All the Labor Writers Gone?

carol-simpson.com cartoon: Supervisor

Supreme Court Hands Major Victory to Rail Workers—and Labor Lawyer Geoghegan

Help wanted: 2010 Census to put 1,000 to work

Thriving small businesses still struggling to get loans

Plan B

iPhone conversion: Phone-o-scope

A question regarding the December Photo Contest

asheville's piggy back

A shot in the Dark: The Secret Lives of Toadstools

NASA delays launch of spacecraft (CNN) {WISE}

Scientists Create Material More Insulating than the Vacuum

Turtles Act Like Chameleons

Brightest-Ever 'Blazar' Flare from Distant Galaxy Spotted by NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope

Clever folds in a globe give new perspectives on Earth

Scientists find single ‘on-off’ gene that can change gender traits

Barn Quilts (not my photos, but my next project)

Wild Dingos Remember Human Gestures

***December Photo Contest Prelims are now up in GD***

Ancient Amazon civilisation laid bare by felled forest

Need a bit of advice

Houston voters elect first openly gay mayor

"Buju held for cocaine possession in the United States.."

According to the Bible, King Solomon had 700 wives.

"I respect nobody who is gay" (Dominica)

Small Business just too confused to hire? New GOP talking point is BS.

Shoppers are out, but wait for more discounts

Dr. Housing Bubble 12/12/09

Summers: Obama will persuade bankers to increase lending because we were there for them

Too big to succeed

Cleaners worth more to society than bankers, says thinktank

Aaaarrrrrgggghhhh

This will make your day..

You have everything you need

Spa for the Soul

Just a dream or an answer?

The power in your kitchen cabinets.....

Do you ever wonder whether "ascension" is nonsense?

Interesting read: Why didn't Canada's housing market go bust? From the Cleveland FRB

Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain

Researchers finds hidden sensory system in the skin

Loud music kills 19 year old.

Menopause, as Brought to You by Big Pharma

Study: England state schools rationing education for the gifted

Middle schoolers face more charges in connection with classroom sex act

Atheists are the greatest threat to ALL religions.

any ideas on how to make my sour dough more sour?

Rombauer's Panettone Recipe -- this doesn't seem right.

Has anybody made these?

What is your main go-to cook book for when you just need to know something basic

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