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Archives: April 14, 2013

today in women's herstory-13 april

Something to learn.

VIDEO: CA Democratic Convention 4/12 - 4/14

On birthdays and etiquette

There's a river of ice flowing down the hill here in Seattle

Chile's Bachelet launches presidential campaign

Lizza: "Obama’s surprising appeal to Congress (on climate change) was an empty piece of rhetoric"

My 17-y/o son's at a birthday party with a friend tonight

Margaret Thatcher 'gave her approval' to her son Mark's failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea

Margaret Thatcher 'gave her approval' to her son Mark's failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea

Dead dolphins and shrimp with no eyes found after BP clean-up

Dead dolphins and shrimp with no eyes found after BP clean-up

a biography of the day-lucy craft laney (educator, 1st black nursing school, kindergarten in augusta

694 Anti-Choice Bills In Just 3 Months, Republicans Continue To Attack Women’s Rights

Ecuador announces plans to launch first two satellites into space

Top tip for men who want to make women

Fidel Castro appears near tears over 'friend and ally' Hugo Chavez in Cuban TV report

a biography of the day-ethel leginska (pianist, composer, conductor, pioneer for women in music)

Cuba approves internet domain rules

Wingnuts' latest tizzy: Calling an alleged serial killer an "abortion doctor" (WARNING GRAPHIC)

Buy American Mention of the Week, 4-13-13 (food & beverage edition)

General Discussion...not a place for....Good News....

Margaret Thatcher 'gave her approval' to her son Mark's failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea

Any way to make all poster's signatures and avatars not load?

Subway fiddles

Florida police sergeant fired for having Trayvon Martin shooting targets

Lead narrows for Chavez heir amid crime, shortages

Venezuelans head to New Orleans to vote

Pope Francis Advisory Council To Reform Church With Permanent Panel Of 8 Cardinals

Obie, then and now

Background Checks Beat Apple Pie, Baseball, Kittens In Americans' Hearts: Poll

Debunking Almost Every Republican Lie Against President Obama

Can "Hide Threads" be made to function on the Home Page?

Mountain of Kitten

The Impotence of Interfaith Dialogue

This song makes me happy :)

Gun Rights Advocate Reveals Key Role In Writing Manchin-Toomey Background Checks Amendment

Gun Rights Advocate Reveals Key Role In Writing Manchin-Toomey Background Checks Amendment

Since we are talking about North Korea, older Duers, do you remember this?

Gay RNC member says he voted against GOP marriage resolution: ‘It just wasn’t very vocal’

Watermelon with cinnamon and mint

North Korea Threatens Colorado City, Inaccurately

I confess! I thought Nurse Ratched was hot!

Townes Van Zandt

Under My Presidency, Chavez's Revolution will Continue

Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing

Study: That Predatory Lending Regulation Leads to Lower Interest Rates and No Loss of Credit Availa"

From the Atheist Cookbook

Autistic, and on the Airwaves

President's Weekly Address: Mother of 6 year-old killed at Sandy Hook

Ted Cruz Surprises Sandy Hook Victim's Daughter With Telephone Call

Cognitive dissonance on guns

"New Poll Shows Things Have Gotten So Bad for the GOP that They’ve Lost the Culture War"

What purpose is served in criminalizing drug use?


In Search of the Tax Code (cartoon)

Gar Alperovitz on "The Next Economic Tranformation" at MIT 4/9/2013

CCW national reciprocity may come out of the gun control debate in Congress

A new internet meme for Michelle Rhee

Poll: Who would YOU like President Obama's next pick for the Supreme Court to be?

Brian Jones performs Marx in Soho - February 22, 2012

"House Pundit of the Plutocrats"

Oh My! Merkel urges David Cameron to crack down on tax havens

Man With Strong Brand Loyalty Willing To Kill For Mazda

Genetically engineered salmon: Coming soon to a bagel near you?

Susan Collins: Newtown Victims Made Me Late For Obama Dinner

Venezuela denies Argentine debt

Which blue states are we loosing grip?

Background checks more popular than kittehs??

Has Obama Given Up on Climate Change? (New Yorker)

Boxing: April 13

"CCA Letters Reveal Private Prison Industry's Tactics"

Bill Maher trashing libertarians...

Should the Democratic Party be the "pro-secular party"? (Bill Maher VIDEO)

The Cuddy Man can!

Tesla gains legal ground in New York dealer fight

On fifth vote, locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers approve new contract

Raw: Neb. Bus Driver Assaults Passenger

"Americans Really Need To Stop Complaining About Taxes"


Autistic man makes Whoopi cry.


Who saw Silver Linings Playbook?

"It's a private sale. We're not dealers."

I am ashamed to say I enjoyed Olympus Has Fallen.

My Niece was 14 years old

Isolated: The Zo'é tribe (full documentary) -- New Atlantis Documentales

Detroit Red Wings Recall Reilly Sheahan

Not sure if this has made the rounds yet, I couldn't find it on a search.

Just shook my Sugaree...(for medical Adult use only)

Chairman Matthew Hill Snakes TN Anti-"Establishment Clause" Bill in House Local Govt. Committee

Autistic, and on the Airwaves (x-post)

The B's, the B's !!!

I am talking tomatoes, peppers and eggplant from 1-3 tomorrow at West Point on the Eno

The lesser of two evils.

I have to share this with DU....!

Corruption in Illinois & Our County State's Attorneys

Pandora is an excellent Internet resource

Please help

Public employee in Wisconsin? You, too, are an "illegal" according to GOP lawmakers

I went to the beach today...

I have what I call my "3 groups" when it comes to the paranormal.

Colbert strikes gold with this one!

SNL Cold Open Decimates Gun Control Compromise: Gun Dealers Must Ask ‘Are You A Good Person?’

Wisconsin Business Alliance to hold first-ever Lobby Day on 4/17

President's budget: Excellent proposals that Congress should support.

Proposed soda ban likely to backfire, study finds

Mass vomiting breaks out at Fort Worth baby shop

Ex-NFL linebacker and Texas native charged with insurance fraud

Ex-NFL linebacker and Texas native charged with insurance fraud

Celebrations over Margaret Thatcher passing in London

City of Bryan, tattoo artist argue over definition of art

Reunion Tower marks 35 years as Dallas landmark

So Ted Kennedy Was Behind No Child Left Behind???

El Paso's Asarco smokestacks gone in 35 seconds

Shoppers abandon Penney's in droves

Louisiana company recalls 468K pounds of meat

Former Kaufman County justice of the peace charged with making 'terroristic threat'

Today is the third Sunday of Easter.

Blood & Organ Donation

Scholars tackle ‘cult’ questions 20 years after Branch Davidian tragedy

Scholars tackle ‘cult’ questions 20 years after Branch Davidian tragedy

Ed Rendell is the enemy..

Sen. Ted Cruz Gets Gosnell Wrong: Pro-Life Policies Will Only Increase These Horrors

Posted without comment:

In 2008 I supported John Edwards....And then Obama. ...What was I thinking?

This one's for new Papa Pitt

THIS is why they are going after your social security right now

Response to these claims about the civil rights movement and Democratic Party?

Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dead at 42

Sunday's DOONESBURY - The Return of Bush: 'Freedom, Torture & Freedom!'

Here's a trip down the rabbit hole.

Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press promote Day of Silence

"Liberal comes from the Latin liberalis, which means pertaining to a free man. In politics.....

We hoped a 2nd-Term Obama might feel freer to thumb his nose at conservatives.

Once again, watched my favorite doc about 19th-century Chicago.

Australia closely monitoring Manning prosecution

Jury options didn't work right

A Question About Search Warrants

56 years old.. ... I finally came out to my Brother....

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

Spent the evening sitting next to two guys in suits of Medieval armour watching a movie

I Love Social Security

Oh I hate having not washed my hands after

Guatemala confronts a dark chapter

LSE anger at BBC over N Korea 'student' reporter

How do i get all my pics off Photobucket?

My objection to chained CPI in obama's budget is boring:

White families weigh return to Kansas City school district

The beautiful songs of Enrico Macias

Rebel coup leader Djotodia named CAR president

Hello? (knock, knock, knock) HELLO? Is this thing on?

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Dragons And Derp Edition

Academia's Indentured Servants

Leahy wanted the F-35 jets in VT. He colluded with the Air Force to get it.

Lotteries: They Prey on the Poor and Trash the Economy, and Political Leaders Don't Care

Oh My! Thatcher 'gave her approval' to son Mark's failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea

OOPS, Inc.: Keystone XL, Arkansas Hire Notorious Private Contractor To "Clean-Up" Tar Sands Spills

Photography Education

Extraordinary color photos of the late depresson era

This could be an interesting watch-- UP looks at budget and progressives impact on policy

The States With The Heaviest Student Loan Debts And Highest Delinquency Rates [Maps]

‘Shadow Biosphere’ theory gaining scientific support

Gulf countries meet over Iran nuclear radiation fears

Excellent conversation now ongoing on UP

Lumpy Rutherford died.

The Townes VanZandt post got me thinking about..

South Korea responds

How Social Security Cuts Could Affect Children - NYT

Exxon threatens legal action if stations air this ad

Dems fear Obama Social Security cut will haunt them in 2014 races

Catholic church is pushing shadow family planning.

Ben Sargent Toon: Poker Night

Ten years and $489M on, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopens

Vietnam Says It Will Draw on SARS Experience in H7N9 Fight

Intern with Move to Amend!

New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles

New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles

100s Of Dead Dolphins, Shrimp With No Eyes - It's The 3rd Anniversary Of The BP Blowout & "Cleanup"

U Georgia Study - Atlanta, Coastal Counties Likely To Bear Brunt Of Warmer World

Seeing in the Dark with Victoria Brittain

Why does a DU page titled 'MIHOP-er' show up in search results?

What Thatcher Didn't Understand: Inequality Hurts the Rich and Poor Alike

WikiLeaks and the 2007 Iran NIE – Part 1

It's Idiot/Clown Day!1 Marco RUBIO is doing the Full GINSBURG on 7 Sunday morning shows - oh, joy!1

Did you know the GOP is the party of tolerance?

I watched the movie "Chronicle" last night.

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists

Elizabeth Warren embarrasses some bank regulators to their faces...again.

X-POST from GOOD NEWS: Bullied boy shows kindness begets kindness

AP Exclusive: Likely tax cheats flock South, West

Johnson County pays more to feds than it gets back, but not urban and rural areas

One child is holding something that's been banned in America to protect them.

Hire the Undervalued Neurotic, You’ll be Happy You Did

Why dogs are always so good at this -- "that better be food, BUCKO!!!"

Your cat's appetite isn't actually a bottomless pit.

Imported English Hams:

On the relativity of our largest planet:

I'm not sayin' that MiddleFingerMom is lazy, but DAYUM!!!

MiddleFingerMom can really relate to all those folks who disapprove of breastfeeding in public.

OK, so proposed legislation means nothing? Because it might be a rope-a-dope or complicated chess?

Today, just because it's today, I'm calling for the USA…

DU Slooooooowwwww

Wheeeee! I made my first alert!

Sinatra Sunday...

Albany Teacher Who Assigned “Jews Are Evil” Essay Placed on Leave

****April photography contest Poll 1***** Theme "After Dark"

****April photography contest Poll 2***** Theme "After Dark"

****April photography contest Poll 3***** Theme "After Dark"

The Real News Debate: Social Security on the Table

*** April prelims are posted in GD****

Government Spending on the Rich Versus Government Spending on Kids

When Election Regulators Are Mocked

Kitchen Sink Socialism

Statements On Obama Budget From NRDC, CAP, & SEIA

So true......

Protest in an age of optimism: the 60s anarchists who spilled nuclear secrets

Justin Bieber needs a reality check:

"It's Time To Fight Back!" (against Chicago's school closings)

Study: School Reform in 3 Major Cities Didn't Pass the Test


Al Qaeda Works With NRA To Sell Guns Without Background Checks

Morrissey - Margaret On The Guillotine

Fraidy Cat

Will GOP Bullies Have Their Way With Obama?

85 degrees, mostly sunny and a free concert ...

Please, sign this petition to strike down the transphobic Arizona bathroom bill.

16 killed in attack on Somali Supreme Court

Gay Catholic barred from ministry still faithful, hopeful

Chuck Todd on Meet The Press offers a reason for Chained CPI in budget proposal

Exxon is employing a time-honored cleanup technique, pioneered by drunk guys

West Texas

Diamondbacks owner forces Dodgers fans to change clothes or move seats

Jewish atheism and Jewish theism in America

President's budget: Enhances Reentry and Recidivism Initiatives (expands Second Chance Act)

French religious right promises to spill blood over gay marriage push (Graphic photo)

Charlotte: Streetcar Plan Slows

Why are we even talking about the deficit? It is only 5% of GDP

Afghan War Is Turning Ethnic And US-NATO Appears A Party – OpEd

Billionaires for Austerity: With Cuts Looming, Wall Street Roots of "Fix the Debt" Campaign Exposed

Democrats Need to Stop Attacking Obama’s Budget and Wake Up to Reality

I saw this sign at a HomeGoods store...

Race-goer commits suicide in infield of NRA sponsored NASCAR race after argument

Audrie Pott Suicide: Dead After Inauguration Day

NYT: When Shareholder Democracy Is Sham Democracy

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.: Why Your Tax Return Isn't Safe

After Chavez, Does 21st Century Socialism Have A Future?

Awesome Photos of Obama Being Awesome

Cross post: My mental health rant.

There should be a way to sanction people who make alerts like this:

Out of Line or Not?

today in women's herstory-14 april

Scranton Lace Co. Factory

Counting Crows - Round Here Live -

a biography of the day-isabella stewart gardner (art collector, philanthropist)

This is powerful

How do 'characteristics of fascist state' look today?

Life with Cats

Hollaback Philly's transit ads....brilliant.

a biography of the day--maria tallchief (native american prima ballerina, 24 jan 25 -11apr2013)

Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead Heads For U.K. No. 1

Florida policeman fired for having Trayvon Martin shooting targets

Blast Tax Evaders

OMG- Please take 1 min. and look at this regarding police sting tactics. Beyond disgusting:

Goodnight with George Galloway Thatcher episode, Explosive!

The State of Nuclear Power in US: Bad and Worse

Rep. Michele Bachmann Completely Baffles John Brennan With Bizarre Questions During CIA Hearing

Corporate Tax Rates and Jobs

remembering maria tallchief in motion (some videos of her performances)

For those that support chained CPI read this

Salon: How conservatives invented “voter fraud” to attack civil rights

Sign Al Franken's Petition for Phone Freedom.


need hugs, dog died

Any thoughts on AVG PC Tuneup? ($36/yr) Thanks.

TNGA Rep. Matlock presents HB0540 Anti-Establishment Clause Bill in House Local Govt. Subcommittee


CalPERS (government pension) "Myths vs. Facts"

The War On Democracy

Gloria al bravo pueblo/ Wake-up call for Venezuela vote includes Chavez singing anthem

Email toMistahKURTZfor his falling for theWingnuts calling an alleged serial killer "an abortion"MD

Yes, Let’s Talk About Kermit Gosnell

In case you were wondering...

is there a way for an account holder to do the following:

35 Women in Aceh Netted for Straddling Motorcycles by Shariah Police

CNN undercover agent purchases semi auto handguns & rifle without ID or paper work

CBO's Scary Debt Chart Not Looking Very Scary These Days

Should abortion clinics be regulated like other outpatient surgery facilities?

Dems fear Obama Social Security cut will haunt them in 2014 races

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead - for Thatcher. Wish we had something similar for Reagan

The Truth About Corporate Tax Rates

Do You want "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" to top the U.K. charts?

Thatcher's Last Wish: Another Clunker from the Iron Lady

Doesn't congress get what's called per diem, a per-day amount for working away from their homes?

Who Gave the Greatest Shirtless Performance of the Year?

Palestinian President Abbas accepts Prime Minister Fayyad's resignation

So the President is proposing a CAP on IRA accounts not to exceed 3 million. I know that is a lot

Voting light, orderly in early hours of Venezuelan election

Daily Beast: How the CIA Helped Disney Conquer Florida :

Home-building boom returning to Southern California

More fun with Michelle Rhee

Man cited for jogging backwards

Cheesed off New Yorkers slam mimolette blockade

Kansas's Self-Destruct Button: A Bill to Outlaw Sustainability

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday April 14th

I’m An Agnostic So My Kids Need Church

SNL Reviewed: Obama and Gun Control

*To Sir with Love on TCM now.

FBI files shed light on lives of deceased with ties to Pittsburgh

The Terrifying Reality of Long-Term Unemployment

Melissa Harris-Perry segments on Cuba travel (3 segments)

Officer Fired For Bringing Trayvon Martin Target To Gun Range

opinions please, my fellow DUers

"Save me!"

Good wives are submissive--Gabrielle Reece

Is it ethical to pretend that everything is forgiven and forgotten when you haven't really?

My 2yr+ boyfriend (54) won't come home with me once this summer. We own a private island in canada.

...and if you believe this.

Adam Lanza was bullied while he attended Sandy Hook Elementary, family member says

D.H. Lawrence Righteously Rages Against Misogyny in Newly Discovered Essay

Belfast City Hall lights up thanks to high-tech system - first in Europe

Nobody's Seen Kim Jong Un Publicly for Two Weeks

When an atheist

Two Headed Pig Escapes From Chinese Slaughterhouse

Med schools teaching courses on LGBT patient care

Canadian Man Beats DUI Charge With Acid Reflux

Tests So New They Outpace Lesson Plan

Uncle: Family of suspect in Va. shootings stunned

Justin Bieber Visits Anne Frank House, Makes Astonishingly Clueless Claim

Social problems we may have been ignoring.

Déjà Vu? Washington's War on Cuba and Venezuela: From the Kissinger Files to 'Cable Gate'

Four!!!! Fingers > Barack Obama's Budget

Déjà Vu? Washington's War on Cuba and Venezuela: From the Kissinger Files to 'Cable Gate'

Israel says November Gaza strike that killed 12 civilians lawful

The Ties That Bind

Toon: The Super Negotiator!

Fla. Cop Fired for Using Trayvon Martin Hoodie Shooting Targets, Defends Himself in YouTube video

Match Game Story: Lord Melbourne Rabbitraper was excited at his new bespoke suit's ____ stitching.

OK, let's say it happens and the Feds save 122 Billion over ten years

The Obama administration's legal battle against whistleblowers, federal unions.

I'd like to introduce you to my sock puppet.

Who would YOU like President Obama's next pick for the Supreme Court to be? - DU poll link

Toon: 'I hate the Government

Why all this talk of cutting social welfare programs?

Tax Evaders (educational) video game

Gun-rights group endorses Manchin-Toomey background check bill

Margaret Thatcher fans plan US-style memorial as row grows over funeral

Ireland to hold gay marriage referendum

Spokane tribal leader cited for bison poaching

Birthday bump bullshit.

Pakistani Taliban target ANP leaders during election campaign

Melissa Harris-Perry Show segments on Cuba travel (3 segments)

Feelings on BSL? Bully Breeds??

My "Yeah right!" story of the day...

If your House representative is a Republican,

Antarctic melting faster "than at any other time over the last 1,000 years."

Marco Rubio: Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba was 'hypocritical'

TPM: Report: Ex-Official Now ‘Prime Suspect’ In Texas Prosecutor Killings

Lest we Forget

So, just how much money are those lazy seniors getting from their Social Security?

Good Husbands are Submissive - MineralMan

Texas Republican Party Chair: Battleground Texas Is A Threat To Your Family

Texas Republican Party Chair: Battleground Texas Is A Threat To Your Family

Meanwhile, in Washington,

Meanwhile, in Washington,

MN Senate considers expanding Sales Taxes

For those who like "Gangham Style"

First Night in Boston 2013

How about a 3 strikes law for white collar crimes?

Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

What in the HELL is LaPierre doing on NYT front page?

New Zealand Cat Won't Eat Cat Food After Spending Straight Year Eating McDonalds

Hugh Jackman Stalked At Gym By Woman With Electric Razor

Obama Called Their Bluff: Republicans Admit They Are Too Scared to Cut Social Security

(Filed Under DA!) ''World Photo Caption Contest: Putin Topless Protest''

The first openly gay US athlete will be amazed at opportunities given to them

Report: Ex-Official Now ‘Prime Suspect’ In Texas Prosecutor Killings

No Big Deal, but This Researcher’s Theory Explains Everything About How Americans Parent

George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are now grandparents; daughter Jenna gives birth to Margaret Lau

Is there a particular reason they did this?

Cost of Diabetes: Rhode Island's programs provide safety net for patients, save taxpayer money

Cost of Diabetes: Rhode Island's programs provide safety net for patients, save taxpayer money

Cost of Diabetes: Rhode Island's programs provide safety net for patients, save taxpayer money

The last edition of NBC News Overnight:

Lost Soviet Mars Lander Found?

Neil deGrasse Tyson -- We Stopped Dreaming

My take on Progressives vs Blue Dogs

The evictions drama in Spain and the powerful counters of the PAH-movement (aka protesting "nazis")

Ready for that close-up, Mr. DeMille?

This is so powerful-Iraq vet against the war is dying of injuries and wrote Bush & Cheney.

What words or phrasing are especially insulting do you think?

Wisconsin is for sale. No really. Wisconsin is for sale.

Britons favour state responsibilities over individualism, finds survey

Gardening for republicans

Distinguished UCLA professor calls Marco Rubio "an idiot" on Fox!

Minnesota reruns: clothing tax, the weather

Astronomers anticipate 100 billion Earth-like planets

Please Support The Lawyer's Firm Who Argued Against DOMA and FOR Marriage Equality

Until now, I was with the opposition”: A Venezuelan’s change of heart

The decline in marriage

Man shoots, kills himself at the NRA 500

How conservatives invented “voter fraud” to attack civil rights

Kerry In Japan: US Ready To 'Reach Out' To North Korea

IMO, this marks a dangerous turning point in our civil society relationship. A homeless man

Damn, I got the hiccups

50,000 @ UK Spring Game, 4,000 last year.

Barbara Boxer, AIPAC Seek To Codify Israel's Right To Discriminate Against Americans

What I saw at the Gosnell trial

An Al-Qaeda Alliance in Syria Demands a Response From U.S.

The eldest son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, new leader of Canada's Liberal Party.....

New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles

One of my favorite movie scenes:

China Calling In Flu Experts From Around World as Outbreak Widens

Here comes the long putter controversy.

DU POLL: Do you trust police?

What Will Sea Level Rise Look Like In Real Life?

Are large avocados ok if they are mushy inside?

The Battle to Turn Texas Back Into a Battleground State

Aurora Borealis tonight? Dazzling northern lights forecast

Man shoots himself in the head during NRA 500 at Texas

STUDY: Very Few Businesses Plan To Drop Health Coverage Because Of Obamacare

tax question

That's yer Thatcher Ding Dong ding-dong: I blame the BBC Would the Iron Lady get the irony?

Are these 2 stories related?

CANADA: Justin Trudeau wins Liberal leadership

Israel's Booming Economy Puts Billions In US Aid Under Spotlight

Man Shoots self in infield at NASCAR NRA-500

Head of Libyan Islamic extremist militia shot

What the absolute fuck??? Torturing bears is legal in South Carolina

Man! My future home team sucks!

What would Cheney do, if he were still in power, about North Korea?

Is This Barack Obama's 2nd Term? Is it Bill Clinton's 3rd? Or Is It Ronald Reagan's 9th?

Riverbend: Populations don’t make history. Historians don’t write history. News networks do.

I can't believe there are slackers who haven't done their taxes yet

Has anyone checked out the TB dress ad?

prediction: The U.S. will label any result in Venezuela besides a Capriles landslide as illegitimate

A Good News Story...I think you will like this..

President's budget: Maintains Strong Support for Worker Protection.

Kansas's Self-Destruct Button: A Bill to Outlaw Sustainability

Maybe it really is a chess game...