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Archives: May 18, 2014

All three Democratic presidential losses in the Eighties were caused by centrism.

Mark Fiore - Learn to speak Benghazi

Does anyone else resent it when doctors ask if you have any children, or where you

The menu for the small dinner party I had- it may be one of the best meals I ever made

I'm looking for a book about the real reasons for various wars.

How the Right Wing is Killing Women

Does this story sound plausible to you?

BETRAYAL: Militia Member Has Breakdown After Failed Assault On Washinton, D.C. 

What I'd like to do to improve the food stamp program

Kraft recalls cottage cheese due to poor storage

Good evening

petition to help stop executions for sexual orientation

Venezuela: Terrorist campaign backed by US, corporate media

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Chinese Workers In Cameroon

He's always been his brother's keeper

In Paul Ryan's Bible

‘World’s biggest dinosaur’ discovered in Argentina

Trying to imagine the true scale of the challenge humanity faces

Why Are So Many Women Being Murdered At Work?

J.J. Rendón and the dirty politics of Latin American narcotrafficking

South Sudan's civil war puts 5 million at risk of ethnic violence and famine

Why Brown v. Board of Education Is STILL the Most Important Court Decision of the 20th Century

Good on Texas: Hidden Camera Show Goes to Texas to Test LGBT Family Acceptance at Restaurant.

Took a "Personality Assessment"

William Worthy, a Reporter Drawn to Forbidden Datelines, Dies at 92

Oh No!!! The Movie-Spoiling Doggie!!!

'Chiller' network running Godzilla movies today

Accusing someone of racism is worse than racism

Hope you all had a lovely day

GREASE is on ABC Family now.

Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network

Ann Coulter Inadvertently Turns Herself Into a Joke After Mocking #BringBackOurGirls Campaign

China evacuates workers after Vietnam deadly riots


In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Oil and Gas Reserves

Mexico 'Los Rojos crime cartel boss' arrested

GOP Leaders to Block Military Immigration Measure

Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Pity the Nation

'Zionism has been kidnapped by the far right,' says Holocaust historian Friedlander

US to cut Kenya embassy staff as threat of 'sophisticated' attacks grows

A day that will live in glory

Attorneys George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James Nabrit Jr. celebrate their victory...

"Governor’s Office Ignored Report That Kelly, Stepien Knew About Bridgegate"

Sheriff being sued because SWAT team brutally beat innocent man with Parkinson's disease

This kindergarten teacher is doomed

"Obamacare saved consumers billions, new report finds"

California GOP sees Democrats Newsom and Harris as sitting pretty

An astounding day for me, in my 60s, so I thought I would share,

U.S. Health Care Spending 17.9% of GNP in 2011...Do You Feel Healthier Yet?

Federal judge declares Idaho's gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Militarization of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Harms Indigenous Communities

Hundreds gather to show CSU support, protest hate group

Don't tell mom

Militarization of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Harms Indigenous Communities

Police, family desperately searching for missing autistic Brooklyn teen

My cat attacked me today and it was pretty much all my fault.

Uh, oh! I think I know what happened to those 30 million people 'missing' from Op. Am. Spring . . .

Texas and other states continue to refuse federal government mandated crackdown on prison rape

Worrying trend of violence against children emerging in Honduras, warns UNICEF

As of 1142 PM EDT, High Wind advisories in parts of CA and NV

Kim Jong-un's 'executed' ex-girlfriend miraculously reappears on TV

Oh. yay. There's a feral cat I've been feeding and she caught pregnant.

If Jeb Crow Shrub runs he will crash into his party's base, uncensored in item #2/below:

P.B. Shelley, American Style

West Africa leaders vow to wage 'total war' on Boko Haram (Reuters)

Please say...don't let the the door hit ya where the good lord split ya...

collapsed lung. breathing tube. permanent trach (maybe not)

"Oooo, you make me so mad, Baby..."

Ramallah hospital: Nakba protesters killed by live fire

Hanging a pallet planter on a brick wall

Why are they considering Salt Lake City for our '16 national convention?

'Israel ranked 3rd most aggressive intelligence service against US'

Amnesty condemns Israel for 'reckless' Nakba Day killings

Roosevelt Re- Campaign Finance:

I've deleted my other OP but wanted to explain why (language warning)

Please private msg your answer to this question, for an art project:

Just watched 'Let the Fire Burn' on Independent Lens,

Jim had the right take on the issues back in '68 or so;

Rescued Research Beagles Experience Life Outside A Cage For The First Time

The Skeleton in Chile's Closet

Work on frozen soil walls at Fukushima plant hits glitch

My fear has been hit with Spree

What my mom will be doing 20 years from now.

I wake up and my mom isn't there anymore.

Why we need trickle-UP

I’m Making Twenty-One Dollars an Hour at McDonald’s. Why Aren’t You?

Look Out, Wall Street, the New Populism is Coming

RIP Social Conservatism: Why It's Dying - and the Coming Realignment

Marlins blank Giants

LGBT Chemists and Allies

I lost 20 pounds people say i look great but i didn't want to lose weight this way.

North Carolina Coastal Commission Votes to Ignore Long-Term Sea Level Rise

10 Reasons to Love Uruguay’s President José Mujica

Report: US Ranks First in Terrible Treatment of New Mothers

In Venezuela, fears that U.S. sanctions could rally public support for unpopular government

Russian President Putin builds ties in Moldova, Kazakhstan and Baltics.

Orban renews autonomy call for ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine.

Key Georgia Senate candidates won’t back Mitch McConnell

OK this is crazy -Thousands of Toddlers Are Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries

German Court: Jesus Doesn't Deserve Copyright Protection

Water Cannons Turned On Peaceful TTIP Protestors In Brussels As Public Barred From Negotiations

5 Reasons India’s new BJP (“Tea Party”) Government may not be so Great for Business

Suspended Cabbie Insists He Has Right To Wear Nazi Armband

America as Torture Central: From Prisons to “Black Sites”

Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network

Rumors About the Rumor

I Love New York: The Haves and the Have-nots

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Cat Lady Dreams Edition

Fukushima Thyroid Cancers Increase Again

Game of Thrones 4.7 "Mockingbird" (spoiler alert)

After Plans Fail: America’s New Policy in the Middle East

Washington-led world project is on the offensive

Court decision sidetracks future nuclear reactors for Ontario

Do we need a hegemon?

9 Vilest Right-Wing Moments This Week: Limbaugh Pits Himself Against Abducted Nigerian Girls

Senators Told No Magic Bullet for V.I. Government Pension

How You'll Get Screwed If Conservatives Kill the U.S. Postal Service

Record Balkan floods lead to Bosnia landslides

Was American Democracy Always Doomed?

We Know How This Will End

Publisher Targets University Researchers for "Pirating" Their Own Articles

Concealed permit holder accused of brandishing gun in bar

Pediatricians Take on the NRA Over Gun Safety

What my mom will be doing 20 years from now.

Right-Wing Politics Is Not Just Pro-Business... It Is, Itself, a Big Business

Moms Demand Action hits home

Virtual Vietnam Wall.

Moms Demand Action hits home

Moms Demand Action hits home

Anyone know the story of these two Americans?

Can Julián Castro Succeed Where Henry Cisneros Faltered?

How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage

Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan Forgot This Key Detail About Running for President

Switzerland 'rejects world's highest minimum wage'

Leading GOP Senate Candidate: Creationism Should Be Taught in Public Schools

Inside Operation American Spring - Feeding the Revolution

Federal Judge Deals Major Blow to 'Years-Long Effort to Oppress Gitmo Prisoners'

US Doubles Down on Failed Military Strategy in Syria

North Korea: Apology over Pyongyang building collapse

Are there issues where you think that the position you support would be a vote loser?

Sunday's Doonesbury- Interviewing JEB

Twelve-Year-Old Nevada School Shooter Left Suicide Note – Bullies Called Him Gay

Nuclear Winter - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (Part 4 of 5)

Sunday's Non Sequitur- Fairy Tale

In my fantasy world...

Climate change threatens fish living near the Equator

Omaha Stamp Out Hunger drive collects more than 98,000 pounds of food (several unions helped)

interesting piece on Nebraska and the XL pipeline

Switzerland 'rejects world's highest minimum wage'

Education Without "Stuff"

Looking beneath Mount St. Helens

Tropical storms migrate toward poles

Victim speaks up as JBLM takes on ‘insider threat’ of sex assault

The Iranian Lifeguard drone that saves lives.

Shoddy investigations by NC medical examiners leave families in pain

LAPD sued for $20M in live-on-TV shooting

Drought danger on fiery display

Please say hello to Schatz

'So go ahead haters... put Barack Obama back on the ballot in 2014...

Who needs 13 million gallons of water in private reservoirs?

US wholesaler Costco opens first Spanish megastore in Seville

A Question For Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans

Air travel hints and helps

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

Children are paying the price for adults’ tobacco/nicotine habit.

Earth tremors in Valencia were caused by undersea gas plant, report confirms

Foreign Ministry : Prague shouldn't help Kiev with lustrations.

Japan to put a can of sweat on the Moon

AT&T nears deal for DirecTV


The Case for ‘Soft Atheism’

Humanist Foundation Reaches Out to Religious Groups, Testing a Divide

Sulzberger: Abramson’s departure had “nothing to do with pay or gender”

Moral Mondays’ Activists Slam North Carolina’s New Restrictions On Protests, Prepare To Defy Them

It's Official - Rio Won't Even Come Close To Meeting Olympic Water Cleanup Pledges

Portsmouth-based riverines struggle back after suicides

Cantor says he'll block military immigration measure

Obama to visit Cooperstown on Thursday

"Cats and Dogs Dressed as People, 100 Years Ago" (The Atlantic magazine)

Multiple Toxic Waste Hazards @ Headwaters Of Pristine MO Ozarks River; 1st Inspection Took 12 Years

The war next door | Can a vet with PTSD come home?

Portugal ends bailout constraints; pain won't end

'Adopt a priest' video parody adds mischief to French Catholic fundraising

BC And Alaska Glacial Melt Runoff Annual Total = 20-30% Of Greenland Ice Sheet Annual Losses

Bat shit crazy Arizona GOP Candidate Says Democrats Are Behind Most Mass Shootings

Door-to-door campaign fights casino proposals

With gains in U.S., gay rights fight goes abroad

Casinos pitched near New York City worry Catskills

Balkan Flooding Worst Ever Recorded; @ Least 25 Dead; NE Bosnia One Big Lake

Report: Tea Party Campaign Knew Details About Nursing Home Break-In

NY legislators back Lunar New Year school closings

Contentious Claims Made By 7 GOPers On Benghazi Committee

Suspended NYC Cabbie: "I’m A National Socialist—What You Guys Call A Nazi"

How Thomas Piketty and Elizabeth Warren demolished the conventional wisdom on debt

Olsen's Grooming

Schumer says sites for a WNY veterans cemetery get clean environmental bill of health

Karl Rove shocks Fox News panel by doubling down on Hillary’s ‘brain injury'

Anti-Muslim Long Island blogger to run ads linking Hitler to Islam on DC area buses

Obama's strategy of letting Putin hang himself is working

Don't "just vote blue."

Tucker Carlson: Pointing out my ‘white privilege’ is a ‘racist attack’

American exceptionalisim

How do you post HTML in a PM here on DU without it actually working?

Even Conservative Judges Can’t Deny the Constitutional Logic of Same-Sex Marriage

Vietnam clamps down on anti-China protests

Barrett Lyme treatment bill passes Assembly

Politicians should wear the logos of the corporations that OWN them

Believers Must Fight for Gay Teens - By Gene Robinson

Bishop Ford HS alumni launches last-ditch fight to save the soon-to-shutter school

How Harry Reid Carpet-Bombed the South

SunTrust flip-flops, rekindles bromance with anti-gay Benhams

Britain 'should consider scrapping F-35 stealth fighter'

Republican chairman: Clinton's age, health 'fair game'

Top Ten Reasons Operation American Spring Went Flat

IDIOT ALERT!: Arizona GOP Candidate Says Democrats Are Behind Most Mass Shootings

Remember the Children

Notes From The Boonies

Does this explain why cats freak on road trips?

The war next door | Can a vet with PTSD come home? (xpost from GR)

The Artwork of george w. bush

Minnesota Legislature Ends Session.


The Benjamin Franklin effect: A friend just passed this on to me.

Miami students, teachers, principals remember Brown v. Board 60 years later

"The parents told deputies they locked the child in the room because he was possessed by demons."

The girl who made Brown v. Board of Education possible

Gods Will

Pastor facing rape charges

NAACP names Cornell William Brooks as new president on Brown anniversary

Attorney general Eric Holder’s speech to Morgan State University graduates

New Study Shows That Americans Lie About How Often They Really Go to Church

Megachurch Pastor Confesses to Protecting Child Molester for Years

Taking a look at Climate Change from local perspectives

Sen. Charles Schumer Pushes For Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Ivy League Degrees, Elite Consulting Jobs, and Now Tea Party Candidacies

At Rikers Island Awaiting Sentencing, Cecily McMillan Says, "I've Never Felt So Loved Before"

America dumbs down

Turkey mine disaster: 18 arrested over Soma deaths

Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network

Mali Tuareg rebels kidnap officials amid deadly clashes

Boulder's homeless mourn a friend, the latest in series of sad losses

Would a woman as obese as Chris Christie have gotten as far in politics?

UK Survey Finds High Levels of Depression and Desperation Among the Young

DAMN!!! Did anyone know there's a 3rd Koch brother in fact he's a twin of one of the two


America dumbs down

Do you keep hearing crazy voices?

Cuba's Housing Crisis Worsens

Richard Scaife, Newspaper Billionaire and Andrew Mellon Heir, Has Untreatable Cancer

White House lawyers ‘unable to find’ critical Iraq letter from Tony Blair


Tens Of Thousands Participate In AIDS Walk New York

Cuba’s Reward for the Dutiful: Gated Housing

You Walk Wrong

God tweet (LMAO)

Chile: Catholic priests investigated over stolen babies

Harsh Self-Assessment as Cuba Looks Within

World's Largest Election Result - India's New PM Narendra Modi - His Views/Policies

Chilean activist destroys student debt papers worth $500m

AMC's "Turn". Took me awhile, but I'm finally into it. *possible spoilers*


America dumbs down

NYT: Thousands of Toddlers Are Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries

The Spread of 'Wahhabisation' is a disaster

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Another Trade Liberalization Scam

As Hillary Clinton touts record, critics search for her Achilles heel

Will You Walk One Block Against Citizens United Corruption?: 99RISE Cressman & Kai - Defy!

Have you checked out Skinner's new toy?

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: The Nun Working To End Violence, Sexual Exploitation In Uganda

What will happen if gay marriage is legalized?

Everything is BIGGER in Texas!!

Well. I'm off to see a movie about a certain oversized lizard.

AT&T is poised to acquire America's biggest satellite television provider, DirecTV, in a deal....

Swiss decline on raising the minimum wage.

What's for dinner - Sunday, May 18

Walmart Is Falling Apart Before Our Eyes

Sec. Kerry delivering class day address at Yale NOW

War Criminal Dick Cheney Blames Hillary for Benghazi

Nuclear staff shortage sparks MoD safety alert

Mass. Gov Deval Patrick: ‘I Worry a Little Bit’ About Hillary Clinton

Truth and Meaning: Religious Atheism

Spain accused of hypocrisy after allowing three Russian ships to dock in Ceuta , North Africa.

The Wolfeboro Police Commission meeting "ni**er" statement

Justices May Hold Fate of Children Who Lost Place in Immigration Line.

Rogue Libyan general's troops attack parliament

Australia's #MarchinMay protests...awesome. Pics. Our battles seem to be theirs. Heartwarming.

types of grief

Digging Post Holes without Destroying Yourself.

Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register....

Does anyone use DirecTV? How do you like it, how's the signal?

Does anyone use DirecTV? How do you like it, how's the signal?

Seriously Mr. Cheney? Dick wants Hillary Clinton held "accountable" for #Benghazi

This book is starting out well...

Quixotic 80's Campaign Gave Birth To Koch's Powerful Network

Dick Cheney: Hillary Should Be 'Held Accountable' For Benghazi Terror Attacks

quotes on grief

Six Heretics who should be Banned

What's the deal with sweetening fruits?

WTF, Mansion People!

Injection phobia - any advice?

Just FYI..I posted in GD about the #marchinmay protests there. Heartwarming to see.

At the risk of getting my first hidden post, I'm throwing caution to the wind:

Yogurt, fruit, lime popsicles.

Oakland outscores Cleveland 30-6 in series sweep

Michael Bloomberg: I Won’t Run For President, But Hillary Clinton Should

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

I've never supported term limits, especially at the federal level.

Anthropologist who identified mass graves dies

Anthropologist who identified mass graves dies

Times' Baquet promises urgent action on innovation report

Music Video: Alanis Morisette Sings For Marianne Williamson, "Today"

Colombia election candidate says Zuluaga should quit race over spying

The timeline is all wrong. Think "Yesterday's Enterprise"

Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart

Editorial: State pension should not go to private lobbyists

Brown v. Board of Education historic, but court decision doesn’t change the hearts and minds

Obama administration quietly approves new Obamacare loophole benefiting insurance companies.

Sen. Feinstein: GOP led committee on Benghazi is a ‘hunting mission for a lynch mob’

Affluenza alert: Rich Ferrari-driving businessman gets work release after 7th DUI

Taiwanese Phone Commercial Tells Gay Love Story

Dems to nominate Cuomo as he faces pressure from left

Porn in the USA is a "major public health crisis?" For real?

Utah AG Gets Wish, Adoptions Halted for Same-Sex Couples

First president in history to:

Wife of beheaded man died of blunt force trauma found.

House to Vote on Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids

This Conservative Twitter Campaign Makes No Sense

"Right To Try Woo" laws being advocated for...

Absurd Double Standard on Bundy Cattle Ranch

Today's clueless Republican

Today’s INCREDIBLY Easy to Make Predictions

RNC Chairman Priebus: Hillary Clinton trying to ‘sweep Benghazi under the rug’

Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

Some interesting and rather beautiful photos of airports from above.

‘Right-to-work’ is actually just a right to freeload

Ass Hat Dick Cheney wants Hillary Clinton ‘held accountable’ for Benghazi terror attacks

Obama 'Madder Than Hell' Over Veterans Affairs Allegations, Denis McDonough Says

Bloomberg Defends Hillary From Karl Rove’s Attacks

Putin’s Shanghai Expedition Drives Up Gazprom: Russia Overnight

China, Vietnam Dig In Over Oil Rig Feud

Gov. Brown: ‘We’re Getting Ready For The Worst’ California Fire Season

Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports

New GOP talking point: it was the Democrats who lied us into war with Iraq

U.S., Israel Kick Off Joint Exercise To Train Troops In Battling Missiles

Israel Cannot Wait Any Longer To Crush Price Tag Attacks

Adam Lambert seeking support for human rights

Turkey ends Soma mine disaster rescue, death toll 301 (BBC)

Turkey mine disaster: Three face charges over deaths (BBC) {25 detained}

Facebook mom ordered to keep quiet about kids online

American Meteor Society has gotten several videos of fireballs before the new meteor shower

The new Godzilla is great! Must see!

The terrible tragedy in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia

Very Reassuring. (Re: the NSA)

Wingsuit landing, no parachute

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 19 May 2014

Game of Thrones - 1995 Style

Costa Rica's new president says US has yet to explain 'Cuban Twitter' and he wants answers

Weird Q Did you ever know anyone who faked an accent in real life?

Anything you'd like to know about Fukushima?

How about a lttle George Takei this Sunday afternoon?

Cuba activists release policy plea from US clergy

From FB - probably an old idea for DU - but I love it

W Bush

Russian President Putin builds ties in Moldova, Kazakhstan and Baltics

Putin and the Mythical Empire

question for MIRTers, have troll numbers gone down ?

State policies fail the poor, official says

Cuba: four Miami residents arrested as terrorists