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Archives: May 24, 2014

Chris Hayes tonight - The Case of Reparations

After South Miami-Dade cockfighting bust, a jam-packed court for arraignments

Babies are 10 days old

Some states opting out of federal prison rape law

MSNBC/Maddow: From bad to worse in Mississippi

MOJO: "I Went to the Nutritionists' Annual Confab. It Was Catered by McDonald's"

Bolivian ex-president can face rights trial in US

Russia toughens laws against separatists seeking self-determination inside Russia.

The Hunt For Higgs - Documentary

Santos willing to negotiate with US over jailed FARC leader

Venezuela in selective default on domestic debt: experts

University fires professor jailed after drug conviction in Argentina

Some guy got naked outside the white house

Politicians - Before and After

John Conyers Appreciation Thread

"Democracy In Action!...

RNC files lawsuit to raise unlimited cash

Federal judge dismisses atheists' challenge to IRS

Chile's digital TV bill finally signed into law

Religious Freedom in Mississippi

"Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories" Interesting listen/read on NPR...

Hey Nugent here's a real rock legend

OMG: House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change

What if (NBC's) Hannibal went to the zoo?

In Era of Humble Pope, Earth Shifts Under Dolan

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! TWTWTW & a new kitteh gif

Australia Cuts Global Warming Budget By 92%

Parents Lock Up 'Demon-Possessed' Child, Shock with Cattle Prod

Suzy sings Merle, for charities, June 20

Rich Guy Gets Light Sentence After 7th DUI & High Speed Chase

If you get overlooked, rejected, someone else is chosen over you, just think of Giovanni Carmazzi

Truman and the Cold War genesis: How culpable was he?

"White House hosts senators for ‘bizarre’ secret foreign policy meeting"

Comparing The GOP to The Neanderthals might be insulting The Neanderthals.

NYT re: Judge Judy

Rachel tonight: Iraq

Help! I live in California's 33rd District and I need to

CNN's Climate Change Coverage: Starring Ann Coulter

Muscular dystrophy drug approval 'recommended' in EU

Court Documents: Steubenville Superintendent Wiped Hard Drives, Lied to Investigators

I'm bored

Behold the faces of #OperationAmericanSpring butthurt

I'm agitated today

Who said cats can't read?

Tough choices: Prison Rape, or Red Tape

Sandy Hook Truther Comes Forward, Provides Photos Of Stolen Memorial Signs In His Living Room.

American Jews And The Israeli Right: The End Of A Beautiful Friendship?

I'm loving this Rachel expose of the whole Shrub/Iraq quakery

Presidential Hugs and Selfies for Breakfast in Chicago (Don't Tell Michelle!)

Why bother posting Russia Today videos anymore?

Two Iraq War Veterans

Star Tribune:Judge says tribal treaties don't apply to crude oil pipelines

Friday Talking Points (305) -- From Bears To Zombies

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday

House Republicans Hate Michelle Obama More Than They Love Kids

Holy $#*! H2O Man's fighter Willie Monroe Jr. just beat Bryan Adams in the final!

Gold Traders Investigated in Colombian Cocaine Laundering

packing for the move: My wife is obsessing about the way we pack this time... Last 2 apartments

Gold Traders Investigated in Colombian Cocaine Laundering

The U.S., Colombia & the Spread of the Death Squad State

The U.S., Colombia & the Spread of the Death Squad State

Oldest American celebrates 115th birthday

Judge in California orders serial rapist's release

Fire engulfs iconic Glasgow School of Art

Google Glass users and Google+ devotees are marginal 'net weirdos, one and the same.

Whales being fatally struck at higher rates than normal: NOAA

The Hypocrisy Chronicles: Mr. Kerry, Stop Bullying Venezuela

The Hypocrisy Chronicles: Mr. Kerry, Stop Bullying Venezuela

what seemingly normal skills did you never develop?

Do you believe in superstitions? How a misspelling could bring luck.....

Illinois Democrat introduces bill to speed up start of fracking

I called Michael Medved today; he was cowardly.

Prettyman Commission (1963)

Elvis is dead to me. DEAD!

Meet the anarchists who plan to go nuts at the World Cup

Duck, Here comes Phil again

****WCGreen Update -- Friday, May 23, 2014****

Happy fracking graduation!

So people have began calling bullshit on the water crisis in Portland.

Happy fracking graduation, Greeley!

Kale chips are the best thing ever, so I made some.

Short Film (Ultra-HD) "Telescope"

How does this happen?

The Return of "Keyboard Cat"!!!


"No Ma'am. I didn't diagnose Parkinson's disease. I diagnosed Parkinsonism"

Mourning the loss of beautiful Oak Creek Canyon

I don't understand why John Conyer cannot be on the ballot

TCM Schedule for Saturday, May 24, 2014 -- The Essentials - Memorial Day Marathon

Ban on gay Scoutmasters stays in place, Gates says

The Normal Heart

UN Committee Against Torture criticizes Vatican handling of sex abuse

If you read one article about Common Core....

The Proud Message of Utah Phillips

Saudi-Iran Thaw Troubles the Neocons

Dead is dead to me. Just sayin'.

Tupac Shakur's last words revealed by police officer

Revealed: Gov't Used Fusion Centers to Spy on Occupy

A Scrambling TransCanada 'Shows Power of Anti-Keystone Movement'

Shift of illegal border crossings into South Texas accelerates

Federal prison administrator in North Texas accused of hiding ties to contractor

A sad 420 story.

Last night I had the weirdest dream, in which where I got married

Clinton, Warren, Castro, George Clooney, my brother-in-law, whoever....

Obama to raise cash for Dems at Dallas BBQ dinner on July 9

Federal appeals court denies request to expedite Texas marriage case

A Help Me Choose Thread dedicated to Solly Mack

Dallas Voice: Inaugural Swimsuit Edition - 2014 (NSFW)

Gates: Would have allowed gay adults in Scouts

Tarrant jury awards $20,000 to homeowners in nuisance suit against Chesapeake

Iran billionaire executed over $2.6B fraud

No walk in park for Lincecum, but...

I was forced to watch Undercover Boss and that is some creepy, benevolent dictator shit...

Historian: Vincent Harding (1931-2014)

Wildfire scorches over 65,000 acres in Alaska

The "Pillowcase rapist" to be released from prison

Here's a Sneak Peek of the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk (Austin)

Permaculture Poised to Conquer the Caribbean

Crafting with cat hair (I'm series!!!)

'Neo-Andean' architecture sprouts in Bolivia

TCM Schedule for Sunday May 25 - What's On Tonight: Memorial Day Marathon

Every single person who refers to Glenn Greenwald as GG is using a homophobic meme.

TCM Schedule for Monday May 25 - What's On Tonight: Memorial Day Marathon

William Worthy and Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

If you respond to Coates's reparations piece and mention slavery, you obviously didn't read it

Abe Vigoda is not dead to me.

Wikileaks Slams Glenn Greenwald, Reveals 'Country X' as Afghanistan

As of 317 AM EDT, Severe Thunderstorm warnings in parts of New Mexico

Saturday morning kitty porn!

How You Can Stop the NDAA's Indefinite Detention In Your City | Think Tank

US Firms Extend $2 Billion Oil Loan to Venezuela

Miss me?

Anyone who refers to Oklahoma as "OK"...

For The First Time, The Holy Land Will Witness A Fearless Pope

USDA Approves GMO Grass: No Tests Needed Just Sell It!

Science Stuff: with your right wing host 'Science Dude' tom tomorrow

A Chilling Message From The Cartels: Billboards With Hanging Mannequins Warning Cops To Choose...

These have not been altered in any way...


Is this a good time to talk right now?

Bryan dentist expected to resign from State Board of Dental Examiners for filming female employee

All Aboard the Global Gazillionaire Gravy Train!

The Truth About Race In America: It’s Getting Worse, Not Better

Seeing hidden passwords in a browser easier than you think

Is Not Knowing Something A Sign of Weakness? Creationists Think So

White supremacy is alive and well: Ta-Nehesi Coates and the case for reparations

Officials Cast Wide Net in Monitoring Occupy Protests

Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls opens

Virgin launches glass-bottomed plane

The Normal Heart: One of TV's Best Portrayals of Gay Romance, Ever

DRC "conflict free" phone labelling: 1st amendment ruling says firms can hide involvement

Sex and the Southern Baptist

The Republican Hypocrisy Exposed -- Joe Conason article in NOOZHAWK

US suspends $3.5M in military aid to Thailand

10 Who Perished on the Barton Broad the Day after Christmas

Holding up the Right Hand

Poverty in Venezuela swells from 21.2% to 27.3% in one year

The Real Veterans Scandal: 258,000 Have No Healthcare Thanks to GOP Governors

Secrets of “The Normal Heart”: Behind the scenes as Kramer’s historic AIDS play made it to the Stage

Onshore Wind Is The Cheapest Electricity Generation Option In Europe

7 Dead in Drive-By Shooting Near UC Santa Barbara

More oil spills ahead for Puget Sound?

Before repairing the climate, we’ll have to repair the impacts of racism

Darrell Issa Declares War on John Boehner as Benghazi Investigation Turns Into a Circus

We (and This Includes You, Democrats) Have Blown a Huge Hole in the Safety Net

What's for Dinner ~ Saturday ~ May 24th

Actress Patty Duke leaves Joslyn event early, seeks medical care for stomach pain

Revealed: Gov't Used Fusion Centers to Spy on Occupy

Systemic Fraud Uncovered In Privatized Schools

Gasland's Josh Fox Busts James O'Keefe's Latest Bogus Claim

O'Keefe Stings HIMSELF Again in 'Frack Film' Fail

So Did It Rain Meteors Last Night?......

Republicans’ Attempt To Woo Women At Gubernatorial Debate Fails Miserably

Book Review: “Beyond An Absence of Faith”

SpaceX's Dispute With The Air Force Just Got Even Uglier

McDonald’s CEO Says the Company Pays ‘Fair’ Wages

1797 treaty makes religious stand clear

Michael Kinsley’s review of Glenn Greenwald’s book is the worst thing The NYT Book Review has ever r

Wind to power Holland’s electric trains by 2018

Wal-Mart's Greediest Outrage—Why It's Waging War on Pregnant Women

5 Oakland Catholic school teachers quit over morality clause

Iraqi Kurdistan makes first oil sale amid exports row

Members of Congress to spend Memorial Day in Ukraine

Governor Huckleberries to be featured speaker at NOM march


Social Security Threatens To Close All Field Offices

Wisconsin: Home of the Worst Clown Ever

Enters through a two inch cracked window......

help. we're dogsitting a 1-year-old yorkie

OK. Who at DU started this rumor?

One of my nagging questions (What's with Shawhank?!1) is finally answered

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing in

President Obama Paying Tribute to our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Al Qaeda gunmen storm Yemeni city, 30 people killed

Created Equal

Russia Dumps 20% Of Its Treasury Holdings As Mystery "Belgium" Buyer Adds Another Whopping $40 Bil

Bill Maher: ‘The culture war is over, and we won’

Surveillance claims over Boston College tapes reported to Irish police

Newsmax Decides Giving Thousands Of Dollars To Wonkette Not A Great Use Of Dick Morris’s Money

Contrary to Common Sense

Despite frozen legislation, plans to dispossess the Negev Bedouin being implemented

Hatred for women, believed to be motive for last night CA mass shooting

Only "Male Prostitutes" Mr. Robertson?

My Tomato list for 2014

Madman Running Amok With Gun Du Jour

You can be rich if you win the lawsuit

Another Win against the Frackers

Obama slams ‘false equivalence’ media

My mother-in-law grew up attending entirely segregated schools. This is not ancient history.

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When it comes to common-sense gun laws, moms will never give up

The Master's House Is Burning

When it comes to common-sense gun laws, moms will never give up

When a reply isn't.

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Isla Vista Shooters "retribution" video

I'm watching the Melissa Harris-Perry show ...

I really dig the new site and it's layout.

Admitting our own quirks may lead us to accept others

Watch: Gaza residents tell pope: 'Don't forget Palestine'

Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression

He is a Turncoat and doesn't speak for us!!!

IAEA assessment plan presents new hurdle in Iran nuclear talks

Is public shaming fair punishment?

Simple Switch to US Nuclear Fuel for Ukraine Plants Impossible - IAEA Official

Tired of the Boy Scout crap. Gates is just another bigot standing in the way of basic human rights

Know your BFEE: MAFIA helped Ronald Reagan move into White House

I have received outstanding care through the VA

I firmly believe deep down most people are atheists

Storms ease following flash flooding, delayed flights from New York

Julián Castro’s move to Cabinet could be boon for Texas Democrats

Coal barge on Ohio River across from motel, yesterday.

Floridians went some of that good stuff

Police: Suspects Stole iPhone, Sent Photo Of Themselves To Victim’s Mom

God gave my son autism because I once had an abortion

On the Ohio River in Gallipolis, OH.

Chirlane McCray Says Tabloid Coverage ‘Hurt’ and ‘Insulted’ Her

NOAA predicts above average sea ice extent for summer months

The most boring cities in Texas named

PBS/FRONTLINE: Part Two - "Privacy Lost" How Silicon Valley Feeds the NSA's Global Dragnet

Meet Millie, The Rock Climbing Adventure Cat Who Goes Camping With Her Human

This Charming Dog Rides Horses

Obituary: Mildred Stegall, 105, was LBJ’s closest aide

Ten People Die as al-Shabaab Militia Target Somalia’s Parliament

Delaware Highway Wreck Let Loose 20 Million Honeybees

Huge earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Iran billionaire executed over $2.6B bank fraud

Afghanistan Spying, Uruguay, Nigerian Government Crimes, March Against Monsanto, Meaningless AUMF

Charter Schools Fraud, Mismanagement and Waste

Dad wasn't a war hero; he fought a different kind of battle

In Lviv, Ukraine, the nation's east-west divide is on display

Allow me to intro you to a musician who's about to hit BIG.

God help the English Learner...

Arby's Is Airing 13 Straight Hours of Smoked Brisket on Television

A few more Europe shots

Shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels

Public defender relief is coming

To those so vigorously defending Assange naming "Victim Country X"...


Public reaction to domestic violence

U.S. Special Forces, Foreign Troops Practice Martial Law Invasion In Florida (May 22, 2014)

UK Cameron's party drops hostile tone to UKIP after vote losses

How To Tell Who Hasn't Read The New 'Atlantic' Cover Story

Mubarak's old guard stand behind Sisi in run for Egypt's presidency

Bill to put warning label on sugary drinks advances in California

$2.5 billion in new Sandy aid on way to city, New York and New Jersey

People Start Pollution. People can stop it.

Karen Sweet-O Neill: Expanded EPIC coverage will aid N.Y. seniors

"Genetically engineered products are an abomination of God's creation"

Neil Gaiman's Journal: Why I am Smiling In This Picture

Hey, everybody, I found Frank the Caver on the Discussionist!!

Durham Voter Registration Drives and Training!

Just watched "Top of the Lake"

Ecuador's tribes declare 'national mobilization' against oil and mining

Now I have seen it all

Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum

First hurricane of Eastern Pacific season has now formed

8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

Summer Transfer Thread

Much to his dismay, I have the exclusive pictures of mbperrin

How was your morning/afternoon?

LIVE RADIO NOW: Traditional Media midterm narrative falling apart

Couples begin to marry in Pennsylvania as same-sex marriage ruling comes into effect

Or, as we might say in Texas, "That's Y'all, Folks!"

EXCLUSIVE Brooklyn Navy Yard becomes a national landmark

Leaving Islam for Atheism, and Finding a Much-Needed Place Among Peers

90% Of People Can't Pronounce This Whole Poem. You Have To Try It.

Today in history: MLB's first night game, Crosley Field, Cincinnati

The ever-festering Scar - properly NAILED.

Reinventing the Wheel

UCSB Gunman Acted In “Retribution” For Women Rejecting His Advances

Parade for veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan gaining steam, advocate says

Watching someone you care about growing old too soon is sad.

WOW-Carson is a real ass-hat

you know who used initials? the Nazis, that's who.

GOP Rep. Michael Grimm loses campaign manager

Ted Cruz’s Father: “The Bible Tells You Exactly Who To Vote For”

Now I'm really confused. Who's who in the World Government movement?

US Military Spending and Our Bullet Trains to Nowhere

US Military Spending and Our Bullet Trains to Nowhere

2 Free Tickets to Aquarium of the Bay ($40 value)

Here is the Self Centered Piece of Shit who deciced to kill those People in Santa Barbara..

Can any think of an instance when privatizing or deregulating something benefited the public?

Well ... He did get his birthday wish.

Syria Rebels, Army Agree on Truce Near Key City [Homs]

Flashback: Republicans Block VA Benefits

Upper Manhattan parents fuming over Success Academy securing a school building in their district

Richard Dawkins: 'I am a secular Christian'

Spring is Farmer's Markets

United States: CRAZY

Don’t Believe the Hype – 10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked

Cactus Flower

Glenn Greenwald's middle initial is "E." Can we agree on an acceptable abbreviation?

Specter of violence in eastern Ukraine keeps voters from polls

Here we go again with the he(Santa Barbara)killer was mentally ill bullshit

A few more pictures for Solly from our Fairbanks trip.

Rep. McKinley Lobbies For Coal, Spouts Climate Change Denialism

Happy Birthday, Rocktivity!

How the NRA Enables Massacres

31% of Detroit Pregnancies Aborted

Help convert the Monteith Farmstead to the Appalachian Women’s Museum

Too much name-calling because someone does not toe the party line.

Some gun-control measures are destined to fail

Why calling a gay man a so-called female name, like "GiGi", is ***NOT*** automatically homophobic.

Why is everyone shocked over the VA?

Found this kitty meowing loudly behind my house.

Arian Foster (RB - Houston Texans) is dead to me now--trolls cat lovers on Twitter

Infamous Butt Fumble Jersey Sells for $820

Good reads.

Fear of Queer Genetics in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Unemployment is the Cure

40% of domestic abuse is suffered by men

Transcript of the rantings of the Isla, California shooter. What has happened to society?

Chicago-area porn-hating Catholic priest arrested for exposing himself at a gas station

Mass Shooter influenced by the "Men's Rights Movement"

Shifting Views on Gay Marriage Now Favor Democrats

Anticipating defeat, J.B. Van Hollen makes unusual request in gay marriage case (WI)

Don’t be fooled – Russia Today is trash

The empire strikes back: How Brandeis foreshadowed Snowden and Greenwald

It Takes a Child to Raise a Village

Posted without comment

Obama to argue for avoiding overreach overseas

Scott Walkers Magical Election Year Tax Cuts Are Backfiring

APNewsBreak: VA OKs more private care for veterans

Some People Suck! “Student Commits Suicide after Cyberbullying…

Uribe was ‘very good friends’ with paramilitaries: Santos

Pre-book tour, GOP tries to define Hillary Clinton

Posts that lead to discussions.

EU Bans Poultry Imports From Israel-Occupied West Bank

Just returned form the #freejustina rally on the state house steps

Republicans were willing to spend trillions of dollars on wars but not on expanding VA

What is a skill you wish you had?

I don't get why anyone here is aghast at the conditions at the VA

Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients

It's an insult to the Santa Barbara victims to see the shooter's manifesto all over the media

When was the last time you truly changed your mind because of a DU discussion?

I've been looking for a forum like this for a long time.

Turn on CNN right fugging now - Chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians and the NRA

Those local election results in full:

*** Topic suggestion thread for June contest ***

Greenwald Accepts Hugh Hefner Award for journalism

Christopher Martinez died because of the NRA

Swain County Fracktivism Event Sat May 31st

Mike Malloy - Occupy Activist Convicted To Jail

Mike Malloy . Common Core Tests Promote Gayness

Man steals bread truck, makes deliveries in his underwear

No olives? No problem

Mike Malloy - Chipotle Gone Wrong

Deaf Dog Finds Forever Home

New kitten video: Trixie and Gizmo vs. windows and doors.

Heard on the CBS news that Elliot Rodgers had Asperger's Syndrome.

X-post: New kitten video: Trixie and Gizmo vs. windows and doors.

More bodies found at Santa Barbara shooter's apartment building.

This Thing For Which We Have No Name

Alleged Gunman's Apartment Now A Crime Scene

I stayed up to watch the meteor shower,

Rosneft signs flurry of deals in St Petersburg

Meritocracy vs Aristocracy in the time of the founders. (dropped in GD, cross posted here)

No one has the RIGHT to be loved. No one has the OBLIGATION to love another.

Mike Malloy - VA Delays Kill Dozens of Veterans (A MUST SEE)

Reading the news about Elliott Rodger's rants about wanting a girlfriend

Mike Malloy - Corporations As People, People As Things

My 87 year old dad has finally decided that, yes, he'd really like to get a computer.

Best Ticket for 2016? It's Easy & It's a Landslide: Hillary Clinton / Elizabeth Warren

Fox News mugged by their OWN military analyst on Shinseki/VA

If you hate Abe Vigoda as much as you hate the DU jury system, you're going to hate this. (Dismiss)

Their Baa-ack..