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The election fast approaches. "17 Days", Prince

Prince 17 Days B-Side

Prince and The Revolution - 17 Days live (audio)

Trump Lies about His Birther Past: A Closer Look - Seth Meyers

Published on Sep 19, 2016
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump's recent claim that he did not start the birther movement.

and kicks ass.

Device Detonated in New Jersey, 5 People Questioned in New York Bombing Investigation

Source: NBC News

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A large explosion was heard in New Jersey early Monday near the scene where a suspicious package that appeared to contain pipe bombs was discovered earlier near the Elizabeth transit station.

No damage was immediately visible. There was no immediate word from authorities on whether the explosion might have been a controlled detonation of the device found a few hours earlier, but no warning of such a blast was given beforehand.


The unexplained explosion shortly before 1 a.m. Monday came as developments continued moving quickly more than 24 hours after a bombing Saturday night injured 29 people in Manhattan. Authorities stopped a "vehicle of interest" in the New York blast at about 8:45 p.m. ET Sunday near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York, though no one had been charged, the FBI said.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nyc-explosion-fbi-cops-investigate-vehicle-interest-n-y-new-n650306

"No injuries at Elizabeth explosion scene, county spox says"

An explosion was heard at the Elizabeth train station early Monday, where local and federal authorities were investigating a suspicious package.

The blast went off as a bomb robot was examining a device inside a backpack under the train tracks around 12:40 a.m. at Morris Avenue and Julian Place, a law enforcement source told NJ Advance Media. The explosion was not a controlled blast, the source said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

According to Mayor Christian Bollwage, two men found the package in a waste basket on North Broad Street and Julian Place around 9:30 p.m.

The men took the package "because they thought it was of some value," walked for a bit, then saw wires and a pipe, dropped the package and notified Elizabeth Police.

Read more http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2016/09/suspicious_package_found_at_elizabeth_train_statio.html#incart_river_home

edit: updated with less scary headline that NBC has arrived at at same link.

ELIZABETH, N.J. — Authorities carried out a controlled detonation early Monday after a suspicious package appearing to contain pipe bombs was discovered near an Elizabeth transit station, authorities said.

No warning of the controlled detonation was given beforehand, and officers in front of a yellow police line at the station were startled by the blast.

A spokesman for Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage told NBC News that the detonation could be followed by more as investigators work through "multiple devices" found in a single backpack.

Officers and a robot were examining the other devices early Monday. No further details were immediately available.

Bernie coming up on Seth Meyers next, NBC east coast.

Just sitting down now, looks fired up and ready to go.

Donald Trump Jr's Probably Racist Campaign Destination: Philadelphia, Mississippi

The Rachel Maddow Show 7/29/16

Rachel Maddow describes the tragic racial history of Philadelphia, Mississippi, the creepily calculated Ronald Reagan campaign stop there in 1980, and the curious visit by Donald Trump, Jr. even though Mississippi is not a risk for Republicans this year.


edit: earlier post in GD: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028060597

"Democrats are supposed to be part of the "reality-based community.""

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Why we have this rule:
Democrats are supposed to be part of the "reality-based community." Some amount of skepticism toward powerful institutions is healthy and appropriate, but that doesn't mean every paranoid fantasy is true. Posts about mass shootings being "false flag" operations, 9/11 being a controlled demolition, no airplane at the Pentagon, chemtrails, black helicopters, the Illuminati, or other nonsense make us all look like fools. This website may have the word "underground" in our name, but we are not extreme fringe.


EU referendum live: David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit

Source: The Telegraph

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, with the Leave campaign securing around 51.8 per cent of the vote.

David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister.

While England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain. Statements are expected to be made by Sinn Fein and the SNP later today calling for a breakaway from the Union. London backed Remain but the turnout was lower than expected because of bad weather.

The pound crashed to the lowest level since 1985 as sterling fell below $1.35. Complacency about a Brexit outcome will come clear this morning, as out of hours trading suggests that the FTSE 100 will drop by 8.8pc, or by some 560 points. The fall would be the third worst in history if stocks ended the day down as sharply.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/24/eu-referendum-results-live-brexit-wins-as-britain-votes-to-leave/

Being updated live at link.

It's now up to "20 awe-inspiring Prince perfomances...".



You need to see Motherless Child.

Yes, you. Press that little play button now.

ed: D.M.S.R. = Dance Music Sex Romance, an engorged rebuttal to the PMRC, on Prince's album 1999.

Confessions of a Republican - 1964 Campaign Ad Eerily Relevant to Today's GOP Nomination Race

Learned about this seeing Bill Bogert - the ad's actor - on CNN tonight in an amazing interview.

More info:

Confessions of a Republican: Democrat campaign advert from 1964 is eerily relevant to today's GOP nomination race
Charlie Atkin @charlieatkin18 Thursday 10 March 2016

A US election advert dating back to 1964 has gone viral after bearing uncanny similarities to the current state of America’s Republican Party.

Titled ‘Confessions of a Republican’, an actor, Bill Bogert, can be seen expressing his concerns over election candidate Barry Goldwater, whose conservative views were alienating liberal Republicans.

The most eerie lines sound like they could be lifted straight from the political discussion of today, as Donald Trump becomes ever nearer to being a candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

After declaring himself a lifelong Republican, the actor goes on to say ‘when we come to Senator Goldwater, now it seems to me we're up against a very different kind of a man. This man scares me.’


It's a bad idea to tell another DUer to "piss off" in a post you don't want hidden.

That's often enough reason to Hide for people who discourage incivility here. I'm not sure why you think the Hide voters must have been bernie bros (other than their being a majority, I suppose).

And yes, Hillary did well.
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