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Archives: June 29, 2014

The case for a $15.00/hr minimum wage Part Deux: Seattle chimes in.

OMG ... just too cute


GD is becoming a meta forum

US Council of Foreign Affairs supports Argentina, blasts Judge Griesa

Maybe If I Voted Naked ...

German State to Reach 100% Renewable Power This Year

Uncovering The Surprising Religious History Of American Gay Rights Activism

Brunch With Bernie: June 27, 2014

PA applauds European states over settlement warnings

Singapore gay rally draws thousands amid controversy

DemoTex, heard you on the radio today!

Sun shines, rainbow flags abound at Heartland Pride festival

Parade over in GD

Netherlands return to old colonial base after 360 years

Maybe it's Tiny Cactus...

Defense attorneys protest Houston judge's procedures

I know I'm probably slaughtering a sacred cow but I think Prarie Home Companion has jumped shark.

State's high court removes landowner liability in trespassing case

It's inevitable...

Gay advocates rally at Democratic Convention

Female Wins Longsword Competition at World Invitational Tournament

Picture from one of my lovely FB friends who took in orphan puppies.

The Walking Dead - next season

Why do they call the US "The Land Of The Free"?

A most interesting contradiction

Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Are Running Wild In Colombia

Blind, Deaf and Smart

Accrediting body puts Baylor Med on probation

Greg Abbott: Wendy Davis’ allies think Republicans are ‘gringos’ and ‘pendejos’

"Ariel" by Dean Friedman...

1,000 people turn up to protest Hillary Clinton's book signing!!!!!

Abortion-rights group protests counseling center (Kentucky)

HaMoked Center for the Defence of the Individual

Here's how some pro-choice advocates fought back

Israel strikes Gaza, as five rockets hit south Israel

For the Groups. You know who you are~ *****BOG POST*****

Crazy Coincidence

"GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double"

Drum War!

Kitchen dancing -

In defense of Bolivian President Evo Morales

"Sorry, Folks, Rich People Don't Create The Jobs"

So, 75% of Conservatives show how dumb and cold they really are!

A Response and Several Challenges to General Prabowo ( Allan Nairn )

Frank Zappa & The Mothers were at the best place in town. Some stupid with a flare gun...

30th CPUSA convention is being re-broadcast on C-SPAN

Sherrod Brown says you don't need a tin foil hat.

Human engineering simplified

This Is What A Climate Hawk Looks Like

Ever hear of a compulsive liar? How about a compulsive cheat?

This might belong in the mental health topic, but..

#SoSueMe : )

LOL ...Best ever Yard Sale Sign

Ok, lets say how many years of "happy togetherness" couples have had together....

Tackling climate change one rock at a time

New red state fad: spending big bucks to pollute more

Car insurance premiums going up

Rare historical photos...

Behind Washington’s War on Cuba

Now it is time for action: A young Jewish activist reflects on the Presbyterian General Assembly

From the depths

Our Oceans Are Dying: Mobilizing an Indifferent Public to Confront This Crisis

Human sustainability isn't an issue,

Missed this last year.Time to fix my error:Revolutionary Indigenous Leader Assassinated in Venezuela

Just saw Bill Maher live here in Philly

Atheists Face Discrimination On A Shocking Level (INFOGRAPHIC)

So on the whole abortion buffer zone strikedown...

Puerto Castilla, Honduras: Corporate and Military Interests Above Garífuna Community

Puerto Castilla, Honduras: Corporate and Military Interests Above Garífuna Community

#SoSueMe.. Tweet heavy..

Here's your chance to do good now. Please read this and consider helping

just checked some lottery tickets & i won

What will Barack Obama call his memoir of his time in the White House?

There should be an annual DU convention.

Obama to seek border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

Public invited to archaeological dig in Allegheny National Forest

Remains of ancient child reburied in Montana

Lena Dunham is a good, good friend to wear a dishwater colored bridesmaid's dress.

Shot this snag hiking yesterday: "Cheney's Pitchfork"

I think there should be an annual DU Convention! See this thread...

4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South Caucasus

Generational poverty the exception, not the rule

"Cheney's Pitchfork"

Any Relavant Radio listeners here?

Radio Signals from Jupiter Could Aid Search for Life

New gecko species found in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra

Mike Malloy - The Mike Malloy Uncensored Hate Mail (Warning: Explicit Ignorant Right Wing Content)

There are probably more Democrats in Texas

Rode my first century on Sunday. 105 miles to be precise.

Here's how to change the world

Looks like NJ's Imperial Thieving Fat Bastard isn't going to be toiling on a chain gang anytime soon

I loved it when Michelle said how much she admires Jane Fonda.

Union action protesting the budget

The Great Lakes, water levels rising!

7/12th, 2014, the 12th Annual Peacestock: Red Wing,MN: Bill Wizner, legal Counsel for Edward Snowden

Facebook Ran A Huge Psychological Experiment On Users

Did you feel that earthquake!

2 eastern Kentucky labor unions endorse McConnell

Wingers gassing about President Obama and Iraq 24-7. Who among us didn't stare horrified

Napping in the flower bed

Beautiful bear in the woods of Minnesota:

Today is Sister to TxTowelie's birthday!

I want to thank "Nay" of DU for turning us on to the Steve Hamilton books.

President Obama Speaks to the League of Conservation Voters

The Secret History of Maleficent

After Years Off-Stage, Iraq's Sistani Takes Charge

Unique underwater world discovered in Pitcairn Islands

Argentine neo-Nazi group approved as political party

Snakes and bees 'flush out' Boko Haram fighters (Warning: snake pic)

"4 Year Old Spoils Plot To Blame Black Neighbor For Home Robbery Done By White Teens "

Hey, kids...Let's find a NEW religion for the Mafia!

Gov. Brown signs bills legalizing Bitcoins use, other legislation

Buried-Alive Chickens Exposed at Nation's Second-Largest Producer

You thought your cat on the keyboard was annoying?

A chandelier that turns your room into a creepy forest. Saw this on FB and had to share. :)

Stray Bullet Kills Woman After Colombia Celebratory Gunfire

President Obama has been The Best Proponent of Women's Rights Ever as President!

6 of the Biggest Media Lies and Distortions of the Week—Matt Lauer's Suck Up to Power Edition

The Real Reason Many Americans Seem So Stupid (But Aren't)

Boycott in the air

6 Totally Bonkers Right-Wing Utterances This Week—World Cup Evil Obama Plot

Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine, looks west as war next door imperils its Russian market.

We will burn every last drop of oil on this planet or die trying.

NSA Collected Data on Millions of Americans Just to Investigate 248 People

Part of the West? 'German Leftists Have Still Not Understood Putin'

Nearly 300,000 Veterans Have Lost Out on Jobless Compensation Because of the Disdainful House GOP

Diamond thieves nailed by Portland investigators used Chihuahua as diversion, made off on Jet Skis

Errors abound but scrutiny sparse in military hospitals

Pennsylvania health officials ordered to ignore fracking-related health complaints

Too bad we don't see more of this.

Some startling (and deeply terrible) legislation passed the U.S. House on Tuesday night

Designing Women star Meshach Taylor Dies at 67

GM crash victim payment plan won't have limit

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Little Diddy Edition

Surge in patients outpaces fayetteville's VA health care's building boom

US pressured Denmark to close Kurdish TV so Rasmussen would become NATO chief – lawyer

Babies Are More Likely To Die In Detroit Than In Mexico Or Thailand

Facebook manipulated users' moods in secret experiment to show bad moods spread

That Moment A ‘Christian’ KKK Grand Wizard Is Told Jesus Wasn’t White (Video)

The Texas GOP Stands on a Platform of Ignorance

Ben Carson: Gay Marriage Is A Marxist Plot To Impose The ‘New World Order’

Cracker Barrel fires 79-year-old Vietnam vet for giving corn muffin to homeless man

53 percent of Americans oppose ‘Hobby Lobby’ contraceptive ban: Reuters poll

A B 8 A J

Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her

Holland America cruise ship carrying 3,000 passengers returns to port in Seattle following fire

NHTSA Investigates Nissan Cars for “Unintended Acceleration” Concern

GM recalls more vehicles for transmission problems

Meet the brazen scientist who’s taking over NASA’s high-powered climate lab

D's and R's have split the last 14 Presidencies, but R's have appointed 12 of 20 SCOTUS justices

The First Iraq War Was Also Sold to the Public Based on a Pack of Lies by Joshua Holland

Monday 10am - will the clock be rolled back once again....

Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles

Salon: A left-wing Tea Party may be closer than you think

Pope Signals Near Openness to Same Sex Families

Video has some thinking Pilger tornado took house on ride, returned it intact

WHAT A WASTE!: The U.S. Throws Out $1 Billion Worth of Unwanted Fish Every Year

Unearthing The Surprising Religious History Of American Gay Rights Activism

posted a question here recently

6/26 Luckovich cartoon: Look at the bright side

Omaha native served as LBJ's sounding board on civil rights

'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

'Zionism Unsettled' Guide Is Removed From Presbyterian Church (USA) Website

Relief is negligible after Cain shines

Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws

The Dazzle and the Desolation of Stadiums in World Cup Host Cities

Why cant Hillary Clinton beat Elizabeth Warren in the primary? SPOILER ALERT!

"America" new D'Souza film

Iraqi forces clash with militants in northern city

My President is Black so.....

"Maybe you've never mastered the difference between "affect" and "effect" and use "impact" just ....

Right-wing "free hand of the market" and "work it out in the courts" are a pack of lies.

Fifty Years After Freedom Summer, the Voting Rights Act Is Needed More Than Ever (on

5-Year Old Fatally Shoots Sister With His Shiny New Rifle; Grandma Says It Was ‘God’s Will’

This is truly bothering me...will our politics ever return to some sort of normal?

Past Road’s End, Democrats Dig for Native Votes

I've lost ten pounds in a month since I stopped drinking beer, and I'm actually eating more.

Waffle Rubber carpet pad has left stains on the wooden floor.

The Pope’s New Clothes

I'm going to graduate from college in December.

Colombia bursts into yellow euphoria after historic World Cup victory

Today's Woot shirt is perfect for DU!....

Please give me your thoughts.

Playing practical jokes on evil spirits that haunt a house.

Orlando Jewish community rallies for kidnapped boys

Would you have the nerve to arrest a cop??

These 'Fabergé Fractals' will blow your mind

So totally depressed today---not sure if I can continue going on in my sad and lonely life.

Glenn Beck Says Words No One Ever Expected - 'Liberals, You were right"

What are you reading the week of June 29, 2014?

Help.Where is the map male/female by US states? eom

Religious Freedom Meme Is About Forcing You To Listen To Their Religious Spiel.

Wiccan Priest Reportedly Barred From Giving Invocation At City Council Meeting

Bees - man killers

face the nation fails again

Dreaming Life? | Philip A. Farruggio

Regarding The Jury System =

Solar-powered water wheel can clean 50,000 pounds of trash per day

Cruise ship returns to Seattle following fire (update): leaves Seattle again following fire

Trickle-down economics is a proven failure

Freedom Industries (USA!! USA!! USA!!) Demolition Delayed - Asbestos Discovered On Site

Crowd Fund a Crowd-Sourced Contest to Create Spec Ads for Fruit and Vegetables ?

"ILLEGAL SPYING BELOW": Protestors Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA’s Utah Data Center

Temperatures W/I Greenland Ice Sheet Up By As Much As 10F Since 1950s; Test Site Snow Now Ice

The Week in Review - Things Looking Up

Wish I could be in San Francisco today...

Tommy John surgery: Some experts attribute rash of elbow injuries to overuse as kids

Ever hear of a compulsive liar? How about a compulsive cheat? (X-Post from GD)

ACLU Report On U.S. Police "SWAT Teams Are Using The Weapons Of War

Round of 16: Costa Rica-Greece

Round of 16: Netherlands-Mexico

Why is HuffPo and CNN sending out Breaking News Alerts for soccer game scores

Another has-been goes full on far-right...

Past 3 Driest 3 Years On Record For Fresno, CA - Records Began In 1878

Kristol to Vanden Heuvel "Thats a very cute line"

I do not believe a dang thing that Rand Paul is saying. His moderate persona is as

It's pretty amazing how the World Cup bracket shaped up.

Peggy "Nooney Tunes" Noonan was on the Sunday morning talk shows 2day criticizing Obama & Hillary

Atlantic: Invest 91L moves south; Pacific: Tropical Depression 4-E moves WNW and Invest 97E moves NW

B.A.S. Disjoints, Flays, Roasts "I'm Not A Scientist" And Other Double-Down Dumb GOP Tactics

Slate Connects Dots #1, #2 - Could Drought, Warming Region, Crop Failure Destabilize Iraq, Syria?

Healthcare debate lacks factual argument against Obamacare

New Jersey FIFA referee Mark Geiger to officiate France-Nigeria

New Orleans shooting injures nine on Bourbon Street

Let's Dance, ZORBA!

World Cup

Pocahontas group opposes Dominion pipeline plan (W Va)

Pocahontas group opposes Dominion pipeline plan

Really dumb assholes

Kanawha River pollution subject of Tuesday DEP hearing

Tiny Owl meets Tiny Puppy!

What is the limit on how many justices sit on the supreme court?

Obama wants to spend $500 million aiding "good" Syrian rebels. Good policy or not?

Japanese man sets fire to self, in protest of proposed law to deploy military overseas

Imagine All The Confederate Garbage Committing Suicide If Hillary Wins In 2016

The Real Reason Anti Govt Activists Hate Govt Is Because The Feds Enforce Discrimination Laws.

Martin Nesbitt (D) remembered by NCGA

gratuitous kitty pics - meet the other brood edition

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

ABC News Guest Tells Bill Kristol To 'Enlist In The Iraqi Army'

Nation editor stuns ‘architect of catastrophe’ Bill Kristol: Join Iraqi Army if you want war

Report Exposes Companies That Dumped 206 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Into U.S. Waterways

Obama "faux pas" at Chipotle?

"Snowpiercer:" Summer's best movie about your war with the 1%

Any vegetable canners out there?

Uncle Joe Biden came to town yesterday:

Duck Dynasty's Jase promotes book in FL church. Rolls onto stage on ATV with pastor.

Uncle Joe Biden came to town yesterday (x-post from GD) :

Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility

Yep I'm officially sick

BP seeks to wrest back Gulf of Mexico compensation (BBC)

Steve Leser discusses Boehner Lawsuit and more on Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Organ transplants: 'Supercooling' keeps organs fresh (BBC)


Ukrainians expect EU to protect country's 'independence and territorial integrity'

Oh noooo. Soccer players don't flop.

Happy Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul!

Suburban expansion threatens prehistoric sites near St. Louis

"Wednesday was the worst day of my life…"

MUST READ: Duck this Dynasty.( yeah I know Politico is RW, but the analysis is quite good)

The Day We Set the Colorado River Free


The official "DU Outcast" thread.

Impressive: "Is This The Most Extraordinary Women's Magazine Cover Ever?"

Obama Defends Hillary, Says Her ‘Dead Broke’ Comment Won’t ‘Make a Big Difference’

If there's anyone left who doesn't understand the appeal of World Cup Football (Spoiler Alert)

Fight Them Over There, Redux: Obama: European jihadists threaten US

That jerk soccer announcer called The Netherlands team...

Iconic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off House Finally Sells

To target Greenpeace's flying director is to miss the point

Most Believe Hillary Clinton Can Relate to Average Americans

Toon: How did you get past our buffer zone?

Bill Moyers Essay: Learning from Lawrence of Arabia (Pretty Cool Short Watch)

Innocents Lost: A Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths

TISA: Obama’s Latest Betrayal of America and Americans in Favor of the Big Banks (William K. Black)

Damn it!!!

The shenanigans BP is trying to pull is the very reason Obama

Netherlands vs. Mexico

Brazil's World Cup win bests Super Bowl on Twitter

Transcript of Pelosi, (etc) Press Conference Today After Touring South Texas Detention Facility

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) Speaks at the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Event

Cops: Vendor Shoots Woman at Pennsylvania Gun Show.

"Strip Poker" Centrum Silver

Kyrstol gets his ass battered by Katrina Vanden Hueval and Mathew Dowd..

Record turnout for Singapore gay rally amid religious protests

Pakistani newlyweds decapitated by bride's family in honor killing

Vatican Reviewing Catholic Stance On Gay Marriage, Calls For Being ‘Less Judgmental’

Obama to request billions to deal with border crisis

New Developments in Fusion: Polywells, ICF, Fusors, Pinches and Magnetized Target Fusion

This ordained minister is that Democratic bridge to the quasi-mythical Texas value voter

"Women" series by Carol Rossetti (pic warning)

Redskins "controversy" - why this country won't move forward

Obama: Battle-Hardened Militants Pose Threat to US.

Now who could have left these behind?

Why I view drones overhead as totally awful as boots on the ground:

Obama is wrong to send the immigrant children back to

My weekend entertainment

Daily harvest....

LA State Rep - Warming "Greatest Deception In History"; Her District Will Be Underwater By 2100

John McCains bombing problem..

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Says Hillary Clinton Is 'Out Of Touch,' Lacks 'Self-Awareness'

I hate MI Republicans even more than usual around the 4th of July.

Sunday Morning Republicans Gone Wild: Boehner, Issa, Krauthammer, And Gohmert

ASU Professor's (of color) Brutal Arrest for Jaywalking

NRA: Stalkers deserve guns, too

Ruffles and beer...lunch of champions.

Tim Cook Marched With LGBT Apple Employees To Support Pride In San Francisco

US anti-drug efforts shift traffickers to Caribbean

Regarding domestic violence...

The Fight to Ban Gold Mining and Save El Salvador's Water Supply

The Fight to Ban Gold Mining and Save El Salvador's Water Supply

Ebola in Guinea: A US doctor's experience (critical care specialist)

Back to being 100%!1 My mark of Cain has expired!1 n/t

My latest bumper sticker collection on my truck

canning advice sought in the lounge

Bob McDonald, former P&G chief, to be Obama’s nominee to lead Veterans Affairs

Santorum: ‘Maybe It Wasn’t’ Bad That Founders Put Limits on Who Could Vote

Former Procter & Gamble CEO to be nominated as VA Head

Glove requirement for California chefs repealed

Inequality Is Not Inevitable by Joseph Stiglitz

What's for Dinner - Sunday, June 29, 2014

Unknown plague is killing off West Coast sea stars

Some historical pics here....

Thanks for helping Fizzy. nt

Fool me twice ... you pack of liars ... NOT AGAIN

Wasn't sure where to post this..I thought about the musicians forum...but.....

Even recently(2013) LowellSun countinues its crap-trowing campaign on John Kerry

Bad Tweet: Dutch airline angers Mexico soccer fans

Jason Kidd Could Already Be Leaving The Brooklyn Nets

Has anyone heard from Tx4obama?

"Welcome to Leith" - Help this Documentary Get Made!

Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

Indonesia surpasses Brazil in deforestation

"Double Down." It's a sandwich at KFC, and what Matt Lauer does when you catch him being sexist

After Iraq gains, Qaeda offshoot claims Islamic "caliphate"

Oakland A's: 21 games over .500 at season's mid-point

Our Liberation is for the whole of humanity - Evo Morales

The ultimate sacrifice: Pacifist sets himself on fire in protest at Japan's military plans

Prez Dad - Daughter Time

Ex-BP executive can be charged with obstructing Congress -U.S. court

Thom Hartmann: Big Oil Buys the Fracking Election

Building collapses in Delhi, Chennai trap dozens

apple to abandon aperture

two assassinated in Caracas University Hospital

Be honest

Whole house speakers and macbook

Free utilities for residents of the City of Detroit?

How to peel an entire bag of potatoes in under a minute

OK, so who wants to go back in time and help build an Egyptian pyramid?

Reporters talk about Sykes-Picot of 1916 (and ignore the Balfour Declaration of 1917)

After Iraq gains, Qaeda offshoot claims Islamic "caliphate"

Oregon Live: Stephen Colbert crows about getting book to No. 1 spot on Powell's bestseller list

Zack’s Shack: Boy’s Lemonade and Cookies Buy Wheelchairs for World’s Poor

Bill Clinton's Remarks Show How Political Opinion Has Changed

Leonardo Boff "This Pope Will Change the Church"/Hobby Lobby "We Want Our Workers Barefoot/Pregnant"

Every human being deserves a safe place to exist.

I think I see a Jealous Douchebag II thread coming Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton book blocked in China

Since you asked. Why Elizabeth Warren? Why, since she too is "rich" and what is worse

Israel Targets Hamas Sites Amid Suggestion Of Reoccupying Gaza Strip

Russian Advisers Ready Iraq to Use New Combat Aircraft

Jeffrey Toobin tells Americans be grateful Dick Cheney is back

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 30 June 2014

WTF ...15

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (full documentary)

Hypocrisy Update (Muslim Edition)

Warren: “Democrats are the same page on what’s happening to America economically."

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Iraq War A Showdown Between Humanity And Barbarity

Time to sleep on this.

Found this in Imgur

Watching 60 minuets, I started to get angry.

Iran 'Ready To Use Syria Methods' In Iraq

Music :D Shaped dressed :)