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Archives: April 20, 2014

The US should strive to be more like Russia and Obama more like Putin

"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."

For those who are interested, the new website is up...

Deaths, drugs, distress: why marine parks are losing their attraction

Year after the blast, West ponders new plant

From Barack and Joe-Dear Republicans:

Perry's passed-over pick for A&M president resigns

Cat attacks owners - sends three to the hospital

Bitcoin not gaining traction despite Abbott's embrace

TEA flags Waco ISD for discipline missteps with black students

Social Security to Resume Benefits Statement Mailings.

Southwestern Christian University (Oklahoma) student pays tuition with 500 pounds of pennies

What austerity really means

Don't forget...

Thinking of Plutonomy: a CityGroup Document

Has anyone had this problem?

Houston unemployment rate lowest since 2008

Jodi Arias says she got Hepititis C in jail and is forced to say the pledge everyday in order to eat

Fossils of the Sixth Day

Everything You Need to Know* About Rick Perry’s Newest Scandal (*But were afraid to ask)

Essential Chris Hedges On Mechanisms of Transformation That Can Stop Our Society's Cannibalization

Advocates urge Perry to ban Tasers in schools


Sen. Fraser says Lower Colorado River Authority does not qualify for loan to finance new reservoir

Man in custody over fake bomb, Walmart shoppers released

Bush Administration labeled Bundy Ranch-style outlaws domestic terrorists

Some generic drugs have had eye-popping price spikes

"Voter Suppression -- Ohio's Incredible Tactics"

Couturier Austin Scarlett tackles 'Project Opera'

Centipede eats its way out of snake's stomach

How to Get Rid of Oil Spots in Your Garage

Dan Savage gets pornographic with a sense of humor in the festival of short films, Hump!

Inequality and the Inevitable Collapse

Dont forget your paddle...

Tom and Jerry--The Music in Details

Gene Lyons: Pity the Poor Plutocrats

Forgot, new "Too Cute" on tonight on Animal Planet

Easter Egg Hunt, Market Forces, and Guvmint Regulation

Let's Disarm the Nation and the World -- Starting at Home

Take a peek at what happened on my street this weekend - hint: BICYCLES

Forgiveness is Dysfunctional

This Time, Get Global Trade Right.

*Justices Ginsburg and Scalia on C-SPAN now.

"Game Of Thrones" fans...

Wichita Falls to Recycle Toilet Water into Drinking Water

Early history of LIMBOsevic's stopgap strategy and the rebirth of the Kook/Fringe BIRCHERs

This California Couple's Tiny House Redefines What It Means To Have A 'Dream Home' (PHOTOS)

The response of a bully - Harriet Tubman's Principal Scinski's rebuttal letter to parents

"58 Killed, More Than 100 Injured After Attack on UN Peacekeeping base in South Sudan"

Judge tells convicted killer, "I hope you die in prison" after she mocked grieving family

Supreme Court Justice Commits Sedition By Telling People to Revolt Over Income Taxes

“Because we remember, we sow justice”

Introducing - progressive news site

After Banks Bankroll Their Campaigns, House Members Push to Undermine Dodd-Frank

Pro-choice women are allowed to have babies

How about some Jose Carreras? My favorite tenor ...

Texting While Driving..most graphic, these are actors and actresses.

Americans Against the Teaparty. Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence. SPLC.

World's greatest new sport!

Why America’s fired up about hemp

Longer growing season allows more Canadian farmers to grow corn

New Rule: If You Don't Acknowledge the Existence of the Federal Government..

Bill Maher liked one of my comments on Facebook

Study: Climate Change to Blame For Worsening U.S. Wildfires

Who's in your neighborhood tonight?

Drunken Trees: Dramatic Signs of Climate Change

who to support in the Dem. primary for Prez in16. a good rule of thumb: applying the Buckley rule

Simply beautiful - it made me cry

Easter eggs! And the importance of a flash, all the time.

I am now, for the first time in my life, officially afraid of frogs.

Red State Political Virus Kills People

Obama tries to confirm we're an oligarchy with "summit" with billionaires kids

I just got back from Wondercon in Anaheim.

Sometimes, It Takes a Village to Keep the Child Healthy Once He is Grown

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals To Hear Siegelman Case

To opponents of immigration

Free Speech

If these had been Occupy protesters ...

Now, here's a ticket for 2016 that I can really get behind!

Republicans are Trying to Mix the Ideologies of Jesus Christ with an Atheist

Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to harm environment


On Aging

Forgive me

Keeping Busy?

Do trials in S. Africa normally take this long (re: Pistorius)

10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican

Unbelievable Story. Fox Fires Exec Darlene Tipton over Flight 370 Charity E-Mail

India's first voter still around, voting

Ubuntu on an Android phone

"Why does a Prince of Egypt kill the Pharaoh's Master Builder, to save a Hebrew?"


Extremely toxic water 4,000,000 times gov’t limit in trenches between Fukushima reactors and ocean

It's a Thankless job

Framework of the Future Far Right

i believe.

Michael Moore:My dad, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning at the age of 92.

Elizabeth Warren Book Is A Liberal Call To Arms That Rips Tea Party 'Magical Thinking'

AP: Crews retreat after nuclear material found at WIPP

Ansonia Building...

Noo Roolz Fur Eestr


Favorite Easter Candy?

"Easter" according to moi

Christ is Risen!


Understanding we need to focus on 2014. But any of you like Martin O'Malley for 2016?

Deadly Ukraine gunbattle threatens fragile Easter truce

Ohio couple who were married for 70 years die 15 hours apart

Biofortified Tortillas to Provide Micronutrients in Latin America

100 arrested, arms seized in Argentina raids

Biofortified Tortillas to Provide Micronutrients in Latin America

COLUMN: Gabriel García Márquez, the Story-Teller of the Country of the War Without End

Looks like CNN moved onto the next tragedy.

Hot Dog Vendor Describes Incident that Led to Former Officer's Death

Good morning.

Flood watches/statements in parts of coastal CA, OR and WA

Former U.S. soldier says his friendly-fire shots might have killed Tillman

China’s Interest In Venezuela Is As Strong As Ever

Quentin Tarantino stages reading of leaked film script

Third U.S. Mumps Outbreak This Year Happens in New Jersey

Powdered alcohol gets thumbs-up from U.S. regulators

Tech workers seek to have Steve Jobs’ emails admitted as evidence in class action suit

New accounts emerge of Charge of the Light Brigade

Has Apple maps found the Loch Ness Monster ?

Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: When the guns fell silent for Christmas.

Sunday's Doonesbury- Bought Off

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Goth Chick Edition

JBLM's artillery command heads overseas for nine-month mission in unnamed country

Please go away, Boston Strong!

Hoppy Bunny Day.

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

Veterans bike through Vietnam to help heal wounds of war

The American tradition of violent white supremacy

I found the most interesting thing while shopping at Nordstrom

6 Dastardly Right-Wing Declarations This Week: Phyllis 'Expand the Gender Pay Gap' Schlafly Edition

Never Mind Cliven Bundy: Here’s the Real David vs. Goliath Story Between Ranchers and Feds

Pit Bull Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

Amazon’s tax-free European profits drop after IRS clampdown

Truthdigger of the Week: The Pulitzer Prize Committee

The Footage of SpaceX's First Falcon 9 Reusable Flight Test is Gorgeous

Artists 'have structurally different brains'

Local Tennessee News station airs live sex show on their news broadcast.....

(CA) Nuke settlement to cost customers $3.3B

Insect Population Dwindling in Louisiana Marshlands Four Years After BP Blowout

Bundy broke the law

Maddow Asks: 'Why Do We Overlook Right-Wing Violence and Refuse to Call it Terrorism?'

Kroger Atlanta workers OK new deal

Mike Malloy - Leaflet Advice Jews To register In Ukraine

Mike Malloy - Chelsea Clinton Under Attack

Richard Wolff: Why No Sustained Protests (Yet)?

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

Oklahoma Provides a Win for ALEC’s 50-State Campaign Against Democracy

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

Fringe ‘coming out’ show inspired by Tom Daley

Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Coops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics

Do you believe in miracles?

In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

This Chart Shows How The Rest Of The World Doesn't Even Come Close To US Military Spending

Loch Ness monster ‘found’ on satellite map image

Iran says nuclear dispute with the West 'virtually resolved'

Mike Malloy - Dr. Zhivago & Russian Struggle

Spotlighting a law that stripped U.S.-born women of citizenship

Chicago: CTA: 16 buildings need to be razed for Belmont 'L' overpass

100 years ago today: Ludlow Massacre

Food runs out for besieged Damascus refugees.

Treasury must urgently explain plans to sell taxpayers' details, says Labour

Putting the FUN back in funeral

Charles Darwin’s tragic error: Hitler, evolution, racism and the Holocaust

Easter Morn walk...

Game of Thrones 4.3 "Breaker of Chains" (spoiler alert)

How Can History Help Us in the Future? Howard Zinn on A People's History of the United States

Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

Pulitzer-winning series used as tool to lobby for change

Congressional candidates slam Lamborn letter about AFA religious freedoms

5 Reasons Why Donald Trump Is the Biggest Troll Alive

Pilot's career stalls after criticizing oxygen system

"Mega-alliances" bring age of the big ship to port

Volunteer docs, dentists fill holes in vet coverage

New Clinton-Era Docs Reveal Insider Push for Wall Street Deregulation

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

Western states meet, discuss taking land from feds

Seder: Chris Christie's Woes Far From Over

Torture is an All-American Value

What Do You Know about NATO’s Expansion? A Quiz

Oklahoma Provides a Win for ALEC's 50-State Campaign Against Democracy

The Rise of Our Dumbocracy

Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and American Inequality

Charts showing the insanity of the US Health care system

I got mad at somone who posted a National Equirer story about Michelle Obama and now I feel bad

GMO Labeling Update: State Efforts Pick Up Momentum, Big Ag Doubles Down

Bill Moyers on America's Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy

easter bunnys suprise . happy easter

Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship

Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday ~ April 20th

Reaganomics killed America’s middle class

Israeli army installs new, remote-controlled weapon atop separation wall

Working with the Vatican against modern slavery - John Kerry

Solidarity and Social Change in Aisle 5{about being on WIC}

Ben is a person, Jerry is a person

Kerry op-ed -Working with the Vatican against modern slavery

Philadelphia: SEPTA to restore all-night subway service

Israeli forces storm Aqsa compound, dozens injured and detained

On Easter, Jesus' Evolution Tells of Changing America

Easter in the destroyed Palestinian village of Maalul

Kerry op-ed in the Boston Globe -Working with the Vatican against modern slavery

Tech Companies Adopt Astroturf to Get Their (Wicked) Way

The Obamacare Disaster

capitalism begone, welcome worker cooperative

'Rescued panther kitten now at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park'

The Tina Conservatives

Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study

A little color in my kitchen and Happy Easter to all of you

GOP Self-Portrait

Federal Judge Approves Class Action Case against Ford and IBM for Helping South African Apartheid

Food stamp recipients making tough choices after cuts

Mary Burke on #Wisconsin state economy: Time to panic

We decided not to invite CNN to our Easter egg hunt.

I love the Melissa Harris-Perry Show ...

Worst First Date Ever Steals Woman's Dog, TV ...

Medical homlessness

"You know why they named me Tony?"

If this isn’t nice, what is?

Folk Uke-Quatro Momento

Republican ad knocks Mark Schauer for nursing home fee extended by Gov. Rick Snyder

New technique to glue shut incisions and repair wounded organs

In pre-Easter march, Chicago religion, community activists call for peace

Just some stuff (pic heavy - HOF THREAD)

Happy Zombie Jesus Day Thread- Resurrected!

The 'Feminist Victims Fund,' Created To Support 'Victims Of Feminism'

Why Apple's iPad is in big trouble

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dead at 76...

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

General Mills abandons controversial legal policy to strip consumers of rights

"Skin deep" The days of classing people by skin color are over. Light skin is a mutant of dark &

Please take this advice: always be ready to jump ship

I knew it ! The Liberal War on Easter!!!

The Eggs that led to Revolution -

Because we sometimes need to touch the earth to escape the

Battle Rages in Homs, Hub of Revolt Against Assad Government

Syria on track to meet April deadline for chemical weapons disposal, OPCW says

Did you know ...

How long should I age my Peeps?

You can't explain that!

RIP, Hurricane Carter

Study finds mercury-tainted fish in Glacier's Lake McDonald

Ok, who has to do the church thing with family today?

RAVITCH: BREAKING NEWS: Chile to End Public Funding of Private Education

Any time I feel like I miss church, I see something like today's This Week panel on TV.

This Man's Porsche Is A Total Disaster

I can't decide!!!

General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue.

Happy 420 ya'll we've come a long way

He is Risen!

He is Risen!

Karuk Leader Amos Tripp Passes

Pushback against voting restrictions gathers steam

Celebrating Easter? Which Contradicting Biblical Account of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection...

This Company has a Four-Day Work Week, Pays Its Workers a Full Salary and is Super Successful

Geneticist Cynthia Kenyon is heading to Google

Krugman: Obamacare Versus The Wusses

"This means continuing to press for change...

The Hate Bus

The Myth of the Pro-Labor Democrat

Leporines of DU, check in here. Today is our day!

Wall Street deregulation pushed by Clinton advisers, documents reveal

GOP Female Voter Outreach ...

He is risen!

Natural Gas Prices Are Forecast To Rise as LNG Exports Grow To Asian Markets

About The State flower: Dogwood (1941)

Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and American Inequality

I remember being invited to Easter services 5 years ago by a co-worker

Not just the Jews: Pro-Russian radicals target Roma for assault in eastern Ukraine

How America Lost Vladimir Putin: A Rupture between Russia & West, 14 Years in the Making/TheAtlantic

Happy Birthday George Takei!

Muscle Shoals, about a place filled with magic and music, legend and folklore . . .

****WCGreen Update --Sunday April 20, 2014****

what a gorgeous day out. full sun, almost warm. sitting in my back overlooking

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Guts David Gregory’s GOP Cheerleading On Meet The Press

God Hates...

April 20, 1948

I'm not paying my rent

Lying is free speech too

World’s 100 Rarest Birds Identified by Scientists (one in 8 all species of birds is now threatened)

What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it


Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.

Money won't buy you votes

Kirby: Hard for Utahns to choose between atheists and aliens

Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels

Easter: a day rich in tradition for Christians and non-religious people alike

The future of medicine: smart phone?

Easter rites of initiation bring good news for American Catholics

Should have used a Diamond.

When the internet dies, meet the meshnet that survives

An Easter Blessing

You eating that?

What tasty little morsels they are...

There’s A Hidden Timebomb In The Senate Rules That Will Go Off If A Supreme Court Justice Retires


Hi Skinner, EarlG and elad. I have a tiny gripe about Mobile DU...

Problem Solved!

MH192 Incident - plane had problem on take off, returing, landing gear failure

Chocolate's Soaring Price Could Make It 'Like Champagne'

This historical picture creeps me right the fuck out

He has RISEN!

The stupidest people on the planet

Pope blasts ‘immense wastefulness’ in Easter address


Russia ‘outraged’ as east Ukraine shootout shatters Easter truce

My European Ritual

Thom Hartmann: The Middle Class is not “Normal”

This Easter, if you gather with an extended family,

David Gregory is such a DICK!!!!

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

South Korean Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Text Messages...

A slice of life - Some good news for one Syrian Catholic family

1958 : "Easter Bunny" portraits become poplular in the US.

Koch Brothers are killing rapid bus transit in Tennessee

Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry

Dude, that's my brother

Crossing the Road While Being Black

Ah, if she only knew...

There is a group here on DU that often cites civil disobedience as justification

Has anyone ever noticed this?

South Korean Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry: Videos

Cardinal defending Hobby Lobby tells female reporter: Women can get birth control at 7-11

Why are you people trying to start a war that no one will win?

He is risen!

Chocolate Easter Bunnies!!

Do you ever get drunk? (Poll)

Greg Palast: Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon

For those that call Edward Snowden a Traitor

Mr. Bundy, I think I have a solution to your shameful suckling at the taxpayer teat for ages

Charlottonians, or whatever you call yourselves, just want to tell you that

What pseudoscience is and is not.

Guest Post: Ukraine Crisis - Just Another Globalist-Engineered Powder Keg

Disabled lose local support due to Fukushima nuclear disaster

After Former KKK Leader Shoots Up Jewish Centers, CNN Asks: ‘Can The Klan Rebrand?’

Joshua Holland | The Plot to Overthrow FDR: How the New Deal Sent Conservatives Into a Rage

BLM versus Bundy

Life and death and Obamacare

I'm not speaking to my dogs

Sit-in against relocation of Air Station Futenma marks 10th anniversary

In West Bank, teen rock-throwers face different fates

Paul Krugman speaking at the 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' forum.

Minister sorry for delay in releasing survey results on radiation exposure

How are you going to celebrate Tuesday April 22, 2014 ?

China’s new Internet crackdown isn’t about porn

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense (article)

Man helps fox cub with head stuck in can.

these kids today -

Big Bird in training

Renting an RV, camper or apartment in Europe.

Jamaica sees green in ganja

Fascinating account of how a brain injury made the world mathematically beautiful.

Even Fox News legal analysts say Cliven Bundy is in the wrong.

The Real History of Stalin, WWII, and the Soviet Union

The more things change...

Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats


Ugandan Catholic Easter Message Calls for Genocide of Gays


"The measure of a man"

Haters Gonna Hate...

Easter Processional, Duke Chapel

Do the Khaleesi!

Pay up, Bundy. This land is our land.

Uh... Pastor I think the first host of the Family Feud was Richard DAWSON not Richard Dawkins

A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's life's work

Mr Fish Takes on Easter (not for the easily offended)

For The Record: Snowden Gave Classified US Intel to the Chinese. It is a fact.

"Cliven Bundy is not a hero...he is a freeloader, plain and simple."

First Solar Cell Created 60 Years Ago (with Video)

Cartoon about one-size-fits-all testing. Couldn't have said it better.

Had enough yet?

I've got 2 very scared 5-week old kittens in my bathroom...found them this a.m.

Israeli forces set up military base in Palestinian home

In honor of Magic Zombie Sunday, one of my favorite toons on the subject

"Fix the Debt" is temporarily toast

EXPOSED: The Source Of Cliven Bundy's Crackpot Constitutionalism

Whoopi Goldberg Debuts as Marijuana Columnist

What aren't buses running on fuel cells?

Don Henley was a prophet...

Planning the Perfect Easter Egg Hunt (hey, some of us get up later in the day than others)

Take It Easy My Brother Charlie - Astrud Gilberto

Big Profits in Not-for-Profit Charter Schools

Just saw a segment on ABC news about horse-drawn carriages...

Snowden's question to Putin was not coordinated by the Russian government in any way

I partly agree with Scalia on a tax revolt, but he won't like why

Who's down for some Shakespeare?

Honduras: Three Legislative Profiles in Courage

How To Shoplift Without Getting Caught - This Only Works For Whites

Honduras: Three Legislative Profiles in Courage (U.S.)

Just fooling' around

Feds Advise Banks to Spy on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Users

Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood (2009)

Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You?

When men call themselves "sex-positive feminists"

While people are celebrating Weed Day, Let's Not Forget a Tragedy that Occured One Century Ago

Tom Tom Club - As above so below

You've been pooping wrong.

(Pic) Massive cloud of Marijuana smoke at The Official 420 Rally in Civic Center Park in Denver

Venice wants out of Italy

Toon: 8 million Obamacare Fans can't be wrong…..

Party looks to 'nudge' women into public office in Iowa

If Ginsburg is thinking of retiring...

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime

"the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a 'city-killer' sized asteroid is blind luck."

Genesis - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight

Be A Cheerleader, Obama Official Told Elizabeth Warren

15 Years After Columbine, How "Never Again" Became "Oh Well"

Happy Easter to you all!

Dear Republicans/Dear Teabaggers

exercising on the beach...

Astronauts to Reveal Sobering Data on Asteroid Impacts - Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22

Watermelon In Easter Hay

Any ideas for solving this problem

Tech Companies Adopt Astroturf to Get Their (Wicked) Way

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

Russian Border Town Seeks To Join Estonia

Did you forget that today is an anniversary for 18 men, women and children?