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Archives: January 1, 2011

China Internet cafe blast kills 6, injures 38

To those in the Central and Pacific time zones- Greetings from the FUTURE!!

Bolivian president rescinds decree on fuel prices

Nappy yoo hear!



The Top 5 Media Hoaxes of 2010

French police campaign to stop annual car-torching

Appears everyone is talking sweet to each other on the Korean peninsula

New records shed light on ex-Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer

Strong quake - 7.0 hits Northern Argentina

The picture of "lost swagger":

What the Post doesn't tell you, until the end of the story ...

GBCW ... this place is just a troll haven. I've gotta find some place else.

They hate us for our freedoms, part umpteenth..

Margaret Thatcher passed away?

Tricare denies coverage of newer TBI treatment

Air Force Slaps Some Brass

Only in Florida - Dead man gets pardon, while up to 60 are still in prison because of false evidence

Not worried about national politics future for Gov. Christie and here's why...

3 US missile attacks kill 18 in northwest Pakistan

Happy 1111, DU!!!

First they came for the smokers, then the eaters and drinkers and now the balloon lovers

2011: Year of the Bagger

2010 "Person" of the Year: The US Supreme Court

The Rose Bowl Parade

My favorite NYE fireworks are Berlin

Well, it's been 83 minutes and Boehner STILL hasn't done anything for me this year!

OpenLeft: Illinois may repeal Death Penalty

Rio de Janeiro unveils logo for 2016 Olympics

I love a good parade.

Republicans And Their Death Panels


Front National, an extremist right-wing party that has called on France to exit the euro.

Where does one put what's left of their money in 2011?

Did you realize our Section 8 program is in shambles?

This is my kind of church

NKorea warns war would bring 'nuclear holocaust'

happy new year DU!

Former Marxist guerrilla sworn in as president of Brazil

U.S. efforts fail to convince Pakistan's top general to target Taliban

Whether or not Assange is guilty, the Swedish legal system has some questions to answer.

working on my 2011 New Year Editorial...employment and poverty

Japanese Whalers Battle 'Sea Shepherd' Activists Off Antarctica

Social Security , Chile, & Fighting Lies

Holy sheep shit! Pat Buchanan has turned the same shade of orange as Boehner

The Year of the Big Lie

On this first day of the New Year 2011, pass out your White

"I am just a campesina from Putumayo who sows rice and corn,"

Mote study unlocking riddle of why some dolphins beach themselves

Champagne loses title as world's favorite fizzy

Faux Snooze's Megyn Kelly: Illegal immigrants are like rapists...both are "non-consensual partners"

This article is so bad it's a riot: Roll Back the Hippie Damage

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's unemployment solution: bog the system down, and deny, deny, deny

Is It New Year's Yet?

Christie:"We did not have any significant loss of life..extraordinary accomplishment"

I have a political prediction for the coming year.

Gov. Christie Defends 'Disney World' Trip During Blizzard

Gov. Christie Defends 'Disney World' Trip During Blizzard

Infamous Police Commander Who Oversaw Torture of Over 100 Prisoners Awaits His Sentence

Jon Huntsman 2012? Obama Ambassador Hints At Run For President

This afternoon two extremely rare events will happen simultaneously.

I predict that this year, in "Doonesbury", Garry Trudeau will depict John Boehner

Wow... Hear's A New Year's Message For Ya...'We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet' - FDL

BREAKING NEWS: Capitol evacuated due to unauthorized aircraft in restricted airspace - NBC

Sensenbrenner, high speed rail and government spending

Remember Cynthia Davis, who thinks hunger is a motivator for kids?

Bank Of America’s Christmas Present: Foreclose Even Though Not A Payment Missed -

Hasta la vista, Arnold

Saw "The King's Speech" tonight...

Chris Christie commits political suicide

Rockets owner backs registry for animal felons -

UGH. . .help me out here! Another revisionist weeping patriot story. . .

Temporary fix for missing 2010 private messages from DU inboxes

Temporary fix for missing 2010 private messages from DU inboxes

What is the sign of a healthier society?

Pakistan Drone Raids 'Claim Lives' (2nd Drone Strike Kills 5 Retrieving Bodies)

The Iron Sun

No one understands Bloomberg, and Bloombergism, better than NYT's Haberman

anyone want to do a seed exchange? I have organic seeds from blue ribbon yellow squash

What would you think of this idea for Social Security?

CNN Poll: 63% of Americans Oppose The War In Afghanistan

Gov. Cuomo's daughters a little in awe of dad's girlfriend???

Wonder what the haters would have said about wikileaks, if this was happening during Bush

And another thing - what's with the coupons to be returned

Major health-care reforms take effect today.

The Independent Payment Advisory Board

Sheriff's deputy shot, killed in western Ohio

I would venture to guess that Governor "missing in action"

the US economy in 2011

Alternet: The Year In Fox News B.S.

Our health insurance company has a web site, but we can only log in about 50% of the time.

From Karl Rove's bio:

Critical Thinking versus Lateral Thinking

Any tips on the college financial aid process?

Prayer for 2011 -- No more Wars!!! Yes to Peace, Yes to Life

I hope everyone had a good new years eve

Anybody else remember long tenured workers being honored by "years of service"?

Gobama! US Stocks End 2010 With Second-Straight Year Of Gains

Best Wishes, Patrick Murphy

Texas Republicans Need Money?...Easy...Screw the Kids and The Elderly

Schwarzenegger looks back on his seven years in Sacramento

Can I hear a round of denunciations for web sites that replace

Haiti Suffers Year Of Crisis With Nobody In Charge

This is the Year

Stonington couple kept their secret


Happy New Year Alaska Standard Time!

Highlights of the Wikileaks docs 2010

Many charter schools not providing meals - Needy kids must bring own lunch or order fast food (LAT)

Why Republicans aren't very good at music

SAMHSA: Drug abuse treatment admissions for opiates increase in every state

Four children, 1 adult, die in Redmond apartment fire...Near Seattle

Hedged fund managers make a lot of money because union pension funds invest with them.

Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault• Defects in newborns 11 times

63 Percent of Americans Oppose War In Afghanistan

FAA: Jet lost contact in DC because pilot turned radio to wrong frequency

FAA: Jet lost contact in DC because pilot turned radio to wrong frequency

May not wanna be in a rush to file your tax returns

Slavery murals ordered out of Georgia state office

Pittsburgh fires newly hired football coach after domestic violence charge

Big bada-BOOM in DC... anyone else hear it?

Teabaggers Pissed At Republicans

America in Decline: Why Germans Think We're Insane

2011 is the Civil War sesquicentennial and I just bought Bruce Catton's trilogy for $100.

I find FOX News' use of "American" deeply offensive.

Schwarzenegger looks back on his seven years in Sacramento

Android Trojan dubbed ‘Geinimi’ found in legitimate applications

Android Trojan dubbed ‘Geinimi’ found in legitimate applications

Now that OBAMA is PRESIDENT, Fox wonders if it's time to "reconsider" recess appointments.

Now that OBAMA is PRESIDENT, Fox wonders if it's time to "reconsider" recess appointments.

Female Chinese students resort to eating roundworm eggs to ensure they look thin for job interviews

First Fitzsimmons cartoon for the New Year - ominous and prescient.

Non Sequitur TOON: The Invention of Religion

Another layoff; another foreclosure: another suicide...

Michael Bloomberg Killed a Baby in the Snow Because He Is a Pro-Union Thug (an update)

Obama Strikes Tone Of Bipartisanship, Hope At Dawn Of New Year

Obama Strikes Tone Of Bipartisanship, Hope At Dawn Of New Year

What are some characteristics of a right-wing Internet Tough Guy?

Whatever happened to the "ground zero mosque"?

What's YOUR attitude towards 2011?

On Dimples and Dog Whistles: Why Tucker Carlson Dehumanizes Michael Vick

25 hedge fund managers are worth 658,000 teachers.

25 hedge fund managers are worth 658,000 teachers.

Toward an Independent Congress: the Case Against Parties

Readers fume over latest Washington Post errors (antiwar arrests)

Republic of Money: Textile baron Roger Milliken & Meg Whitman

AFSCME Response to One-Sided 60 Minutes Report on State and Local Budgets

War on New Deal drumbeat: Baby Boomers Expected to Drain Medicare (ABC)

2011: The Year of Compassion & Empathy

Well... I Got Challenged, Gave An Answer, Four Hours Later No Reply... So I'll Let You Guys Grade...

Times must be hard in FReeperville

Sweeney says Christie never called him from Disney World

The Official Hammer To The Slammer Party

My Pro-Union story

I know how to solve everything for progressives

Public Policy Polling: Marco Rubio's a little overrated.

The 2010 ''Are You Serious?'' Awards

A Piece From Howard Zinn (2001) - 'Artists Of Resistance'

I had no idea Victoria Jackson is such an ignorant right-wing twit

Superhero with souls to save - Captain Salvation

In my personal opinion , and from personal experience teaching college students

Gloomy and Doomy New Year!

2011 Tournament of Roses: Foreign-grown flowers, 800 gallons of gas burned along the 5.5-mile route

Ode to BP and 2010....lest we forget?

The Tiny House Movement, and the Upside to Downsizing the American Dream

Dear Julian, it's January.

Breaking Flash...Waikiki Hookers giving 50% discounts to seniors...Happy New Year from Hawaii

Hypothetical... If A President, ANY President, Found Once He Got Into Office...

2011: Calling Time on Capitalism

The American Dream: "It is a lie, and it is a multi billion dollar lie."

Remembering one of the all-time greats........

Ohio Deputy fatally shot; policeman wounded....

2011: The year we’ll hit 7 billion

Cuomo Takes Oath as New York Governor, Calls for Property Tax Cap in 2011

Why didn't Bush keep his prediction about his fabulous ranch in Crawford?

please review my New Year's editorial on bringing jobs back to America

Just a friendly reminder regarding 2010 tax returns...

Does the preamble to the Constitution carry legal weight, or not?

How does someone become a Wall Street executive?

WMU study shows EMOs run 30 percent of charter schools

2011 Person of the Year: Julian Assange

Brutal Danziger toon: The New Chinese Takeout

Top 10 Myths about the "Dark Ages" of Europe

2010: A Big Year for UFO's

Another image of the FSM! Behold His Noodly Appendages

The sun's journey through the year makes an infinity shape - photo:

Is college even worth the investment anymore?

2010: Over, Done, Finished, Out

January 1, 1861. Not everyone below the Mason-Dixon Line was for secession.

January 1, 1861. Not everyone below the Mason-Dixon Line was for secession.

My Hollow Tale: Reflections On A(n Interrupted) Life (The first draft of my book is done!!)

the killing of crazy horse

Hey, wads of fuck new majority....

Shouldn't they have gotten a puppy instead?

Extraordinary photographs documenting the decline of Detroit. Numbing.

ACLU has growing database of TSA patdown descriptions too graphic for public airwaves

Greta Van Susteren to kick off inauguration of Florida's governor, Rick Scott.

The Collapse of Human Civilization as we Know it – Scenarios and Potential Solutions

Stop the D.C. attack on the $2.2 trillion Social Security

Do you approve of Wikileaks?

Happy New Year's!!

From Eastern Time USA

Happy New Year, all you magnificent Lounge bastards!

Here at Chez Flaxbee, for 2011, we have had a stinkbug resurrection

Zombie ants. This is for all you who scoff at the Zombie threads here.

The Semi-Official DU Lounge Eastern Time Zone 1/1/11 1:11:11 Thread

Note to Ryan Sechrest: La Rue may be the 'future of music'; but she looks like the 80s.

Have YOU been to GD this year?

anyone else having trouble with the PM feature? I got a msg

Buzzing pleasantly on a French red wine and awaiting the New Year.

Would one of you please send me a PM?

getting the fireworks and guns ready

2011 arrives in the Central Time Zone!

Crazy Dave (aka Dave The Wave) gets sued for sexual harassment

Are Republicans real ?

Arliss Howard (aka Kale Ingram in Rubicon). I knew I knew his face from somewhere

Too much cheap champagne? Or did I hear Ke$ha say "douchebag" to Ryan Seacrest?

Happy New Year's Day!!! Hope everyone survives.

Why does the iTunes on my phone have a "double speed" option, but my computer iTunes does not?

Are you ready for some college football?

Tee-hee! FR gets a mention in a article due to their calls for assassination of Obama!

We've been going about this eco-friendly/global warming/save-the-planet thing all wrong...

New Year's Clusterfrak at Burj Khalifa in Dubai, but the Fireworks Were Cool

VIDEO: A Claymation Danny "Machete" Trejo pimps Lipton Brisk Ice Tea

30.3 GB

i got this deal that let's me call up the DU on my AOL

There is such a thing as getting high, and then there is overkill...

Was it ever possible to get spaghetti in the old wild west?

Everyone who hasn't fucked a chicken today is awesome

I've been listening to 1970s Elvis music. It's both better and worse than I remembered it to be.

My 2010 inbox for PM's is missing.

Would whoever sent me a PM in the last hour or so please send it again?

CONFESSED!!! Have you ever oogled an Ex?

Hilarious British animal voiceovers. A good New Year's Laugh

I spent the last 3 and a half hours making salsa for New Years presents

Dear Michigan University, please do not fire Rich Rodriguez. He is a fine human being and an

Dear Michigan University, please do not fire Rich Rodriguez. He is a fine human being and an


my friend told me to stop acting like drunk John Lennon

Happy New Years friends

a bunch of frogs just defeated a pack of badgers

Ipod classic question

"You ain't nothin' but a hound dog!"

Pouring the Perfect Pint

GOD DAMN IT!!!! Why is it that by the time I get home every single night...

Dear 2010 Thread.

Ipad question. How do I get the safari program to let me type a url in?

Well, it's been 83 minutes and Obama STILL hasn't done anything for me this year!

Champagne Aria CAGE MATCH

Dog beers

China Internet cafe blast kills 6, injures 38

This is MiddleFingerMom's mantra, too.

Happy New Year, DU fam!

I'm in Beaver Dam, KY and I sure could use a drink

Sex with Nietzsche:

Bank of America hit with setback in MBIA Insurance mortgage liability lawsuit

it's plain to see that this year will suck just as bad as last year.

Bird on a wire

This is what a LOT of your cats were doing this morning.

Horrible dilemma - need help fast!

Everyone who smoked meth today has a problem

Coming up in a few minutes.... 1:11:11 1-1-11

Breaking News Earthquake measuring 6.9 hits Northern Argentina

Only Maine seeks waiver from provision of health-care law

Schwarzenegger looks back on his seven years in Sacramento

Christie defends blizzard vacation

Christie defends blizzard vacation

Calif. house burns after man says he shot his wife

6 killed in tornado outbreak in Midwest, South

Jon Huntsman 2012? Obama Ambassador Hints At Run For President

Let's go Fosse, guys

HEY!!! It was COLD in that room. Really, really, really-really, really-really-reallyreally cold. Icy

Need advice about an Etsy transaction

The first sunset of the New Year:

I am happy for the Twilight Zone Marathon, but where is my Discovery Health?

My BIL and I had one helluva surprise today!

Beijing launches car quota to counter gridlock

Tea Party Activists Angry at G.O.P. Leaders

HOW MANY Martinis are TOO MANY MARTINIS at a business lunch?

HOW MANY Martinis are TOO MANY MARTINIS at a business lunch?

African-American leaders unite around Carol Moseley Braun for mayor

3 Stooges on AMC all day!

Health Care Law Changes for 2011: Adult Children Included in Parents' Insurance

Estonia's Entry Expands Euro Into Former Soviet Union

Now coastal Queensland braces for 30-foot flood waters

Wikipedia Raises $16M to Remain Ad-Free

NKorea Warns War Will Bring "Nuclear Holocaust" (In New Year Message Calling For Peace)

Number of days it takes the average dog to break a not drinking from the toilet New Years resolution

So, what's your first supper of 2011 gonna be?

Are you sitting down? Take a look at Brazil's new Second Lady, Marcela Temer.

I'm in a bit of a dilemma

Best wishes to all for this coming year.

TV Marathons for New Year's Day & Sunday

anyone want to do a seed exchange? I have organic seeds from blue ribbon yellow squash

Awwwww heck - this made me cry

Obama: Dems, GOP must cooperate in new year

States to push immigration reform

Stalin statue blown up in Ukraine

If you won $100 Million in the lottery, what would you do??

Who else besides me hates black eyed peas?

Oil's surge in 2010 paves the way for $4 gasoline

Some Taxpayers Must Wait to File Returns

Julian Assange Given Press Freedom Award

Since almost every country has baseball, why don't we have a real World Series?

Cuomo Is Sworn In as New York’s Governor

Without ambassadors, US-Venezuela tensions grow

Carry on my wayward son, there'll be peace when you are done, lay your weary head to rest...

Do you have a favorite breakfast?

Piper Cub Fans - Charlie Kulp, "The Flying Farmer" short video - DVD's available.

Kucinich: GOP push against healthcare law could revive single-payer push

Sacramento girl needed amputations after 5-hour wait at emergency room

FUUUUUCK, I'm trapped in my apartment building by 4ft snow drifts

Anyone else have children home from college?

Everyone who hasn't smoked today is awesome.

US Capitol Evacuated Over Unauthorized Aircraft in Airspace

Deputy, Suspect Dead in Ohio Standoff

Where I was yesterday, I heard a great "rationalization" by a vehement RWer ...

How a Different America Responded to the Great Depression

Lee Mercer: He's got every degree from every University! All three!

For A Dancer - Jackson Browne

Weekly Address: Democrats and Republicans Have Shared Responsibility to Move America Forward

Obama's Two-Year Economic Report Card

Why do X percent of Dems do Y?… Those people are forever doing thus-and-such… “Count me out of..."

Krugman: The Long Road Ahead

Deliver Us From Evil

Gerald Celente: What's in store for 2011

So you want to be a Political Operative

New Years Celebrations Around The Globe

Weird Liberal Head Show #258: Happy New Year 2011!

TDPS Best of 2010: Anti-Gay Nuts "Porno" Peter LaBarbera & Bryan Fischer on Gay Sex & Bogus Research

TYT: 9/11 Responder Bill 'Entitlement Program' - Michele Bachmann

TYT: Online 'Soldier' Scam Targets Women

Gerald Celente: What's in store for 2011

Chevron Lie Detector (2012 Remix)

Higher Taxes on Top 1% Equals Higher Productivity

A truly filthy amount of Squeee...

Tax Holiday For Huge Corporations? - Cenk on MSNBC

TYT: Ban Abortion - 2012 Presidential Candidate (Mike Pence)

BP Oil Disaster EXCLUSIVE - NEW Kindra Arnesen's EXPLOSIVE New Revelations And Message to The World

Obama administration plans to spend $150 million in security assistance this year in the Arabian Pen

"Death panels" are real - brought on by budget pressure by Norman Ornstein

Cuomo Promises Emergency Financial Plan.

Ex-Senator Is Now the Only Black Hopeful in a Chicago Race.

'The King's Speech' Raises the Question: What If 'King George Dubya' Had Stuttered

Downsize Nation: Welcome to the New, Smaller American Dream

Ron Kovic: Raise Your Voices, Protest, Stop These Wars

De-legitimizing public education /Marion Brady, veteran teacher, administrator, curriculum designer

Are we becoming more stupid? Human brain has been 'shrinking for the last 20,000 years'

Floods cover vast areas of northeast Australia

Russia in milestone oil pipeline supply to China

Disappearing Lakes

Pakistan floods, fighting destroy wildlife

Catastrophic bushfire weather hits South Australia

Dancing with Death Machines at the Bottom of the World

Indian tea tastes different due to climate change

Gas Field Confirmed Off Coast of Israel

Off topic

Over 10,000 unidentified bodies found in Colombia

Despite billions in U.S. aid, Colombia struggles to reduce poverty

The Colombian conflict has its origins in the absence of human security

Dilma Rousseff sworn in as Brazil's new president

Crap. Brent Musberger is the announcer for the Rose Bowl game on ESPN.

What a Bowl Season so far!

It's almost here!

Coming up for air at the half.

Gloat-Free NBA Scores (Saturday, January 1)

The Big 10 Sucks!

This afternoon two extremely rare events will happen simultaneously.

Anyone watching this outdoor hockey game?

Welcome to your new National Champion!

Even in Michigan's awful defeat I find victory

The State of Michigan is outscored 101-21 in Bowl Games today and embarrasses

What's that awful smell?!?!

Which is the worse noise in a college football game?

Winter Classic thread

The Big Ten is Back!!

16 Hours in September

Hamas bars Fatah commemoration in Gaza

Netanyahu launches last-ditch effort to stop general strike across Israel

Palestinian dies after inhaling gas at W Bank protest

My New Year's Resolution

My New Year's Resolution

Your Genome in Minutes: New Technology Could Slash Sequencing Time

Was Israel the Birthplace of Modern Humans?

Forecasters keep eye on looming 'Solar Max'

Bee Viruses Spread via Flower Pollen

How did we get here?

Decorating the Sky (Space Pic)