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Archives: June 7, 2014

Rand Paul: “Let’s Trade 5 Democrats to the Taliban”

Fusion Power - US Navy Publishes on Polywell.

25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre (photo essay)

Nuclear Fusion - US Navy Publishes on Polywell.

The Apartheid Libel: A Legal Refutation

Nuclear Fusion - US Navy Publishes on Polywell.

1958 - Global Warming - It's NOT newly known

Nuclear Fusion - US Navy Publishes on Polywell.

New (MASS.) Teachers Union Chief is Unapologetically Adversarial

Friday Talking Points (307) -- An Alternate Reality To Consider

Kansans, a howdy from Iowa to you.

Jay Carney Reflects On Newtown Shootings: I've Never Seen Obama So Upset

Chris Hayes' report tonight on Kansas paints a picture of a State under siege

Wisconsin Attorney General seeks emergency stay to stop same-sex marriages

Photos from Wisconsin! Look at the LINES!!

i wanna see Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

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

Stephen Colbert...shares emotional story of his uncle's D-Day service

Young man who subdued the SPU Shooter - Link to link to his wedding registry.


Glenn Greenwald posted this on Twitter: An "illustration" of Meet the Press

Mad Cow Disease Kills in Texas (fourth U.S. victim)

Edward Snowden took less than previously thought, says James Clapper

Just because I feel like it . . .

Mike Malloy - Shep Smith Rebuts Fox News On Bergdahl

Let's Try It This Way...Under What Instances, Is It Okay To Praise The President On DU ???

I am curious

Europe in danger of holding website owners liable for users comments

Mike Malloy - Mike Destroys Republicans And Right Wing Media On Bergdahl

China Laughed When It Saw How Cheap Solar Could Be

Japanese bishop warns government against nuclear power

Putin thanks France’s Hollande for his words about Soviet Union’s part in WWII

Indiana girl to play football at NAIA school Campbellsville

Hillary Clinton defends U.S. deal for Bergdahl: ‘We bring our people home’

A son's childhood promise to his dad, kept...

I love to sing-a about the moon-a and the june-a and the spring-a...

The Durability of Ukrainian Fascism

No cartwheels at govt meetings, for Ariz. woman

Intact Amazon forests show possible signs of global warming impact

George R.R. Martin will kill you - for a price

Bergdahl and NYT reporter Rhode were captured by same group

Mass Nurses: 23% Of RN’s Report Patient Death Due To Inadequate Staffing

District Attorney Now Investigating Hinds County Courthouse Incident

Newton student penalized for democracy notes in China

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

Inside Manhattan's most hipster-y megachurch

One vote separates Iowa House race

Child's birth certificate required to buy diapers

Escalating wages of the top 1% (Also: How Much Should You Be Making?)

Young Pakistani woman survives attempted "honor" killing.

"It's that little souvenir of a terrible year..."

Paul Ryan: House GOP to probe Bowe Bergdahl deal

India troops fight militants who killed woman for resisting molesters

tax reform...or not

Real Time was really funny tonight. Anthony Weiner and John Waters were excellent too.

Bennet and Tester Introduced a Bill Preventing Lawmakers From Becoming Lobbyists for Life.

Why does the US govt support attacks on civilians in Ukraine?

"Obama To Endorse Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Proposal"

the woman with syphillis who's medical records were breached and posted on facebook

Greg Abbott vows to stop Wendy Davis from bringing liberal policies to Texas

Blaming Victims of Sexual Crimes for the Sexual Crimes An Unacceptable Stereotype: Montana S.C.

Silent night

Regular shoppers cite Walmart's low pay and poor treatment of workers as reasons to stay away

ASPCA Happy Tails: Domingo the King

Space Oddity

"Come down off the cross, we need the wood."

How and Why the U.S. Has Re-Started the Cold War - OpEdNews

It's a Friday pizza night dancing!

Bill Maher Confonts Ralph Reed on Bible 'Facts' He Believes (stoning women to death, slavery) can open carry loaded weapons (in some states) but nursing your baby in public is not okay?

Anyone have balance issues,

Ted Cruz assumes the mantle of Reagan in convention speech

Iowa revamps harsh HIV criminalization law

Anyone have balance issues,

Edie Windsor Now Plans To Focus Her Efforts On Homeless LGBT Youth

Kitten Jam - Turn Down For What (adorable kittens dancing)

Hillary Returns Fire to Karl Rove - Bush's Brain

Kitties turn down for what?

I may have lost a 'friend' tonight over Marriage Equality in Wisconsin

The Curse of Xanadu - archives circa 1995

Obama advisor Susan Rice hints at ‘lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels

Watching a movie called, Uncut.

Yearbookin' It… 2014

Judge in Reno orders Harvey Whittemore to prison Aug. 6 (donor to Harry Reid)

Funny thing about getting older

7 Colombia police officers dismissed over alleged political advocacy

Expats from Colombia to mobilize for peace

US Man Convicted of Smuggling Fighter Jet Parts to Venezuela

US Man Convicted of Smuggling Fighter Jet Parts to Venezuela

The cops brought the cake- Wisconsin Marriage Equality

James Risen and the matter of Wen Ho Lee

San Jose: Feds raid 'cartel-style' meth lab near San Jose High School

Best Bill a long time

Marine admits being in Mexico before arrest

San Leandro: Police task force forms to address teen 'wilding' (2014 not 1989)

I feel important.Just got a

6,000-year-old ignitor world’s oldest solar device

Scientists: Tests prove fracking to blame for flaming Parker County wells

HOBBY LOBBY takes over old K-Mart in Seattle.

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution spread by Seafaring not land migration.

Senate Appropriations Committee Voted For Hemp Amendment

Fasting can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Media Actually Hold A Politician Accountable For His Sudden Flip-Flop On The Prisoner Exchange

Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens

Relief followed by immense schadenfreude...

The Bergdahl boomerang: GOP lawmakers who long urged a rescue now sour on the idea

Mansplaining, explained: 'Just ask an expert. Who is not a lady'(interview)

How anti-feminism is anti-men

'Calvin & Hobbes" creator Bill Watterson sneaks back into the comics page

'Conclusive Link' Between Fracking, Aquifer Contamination Found in Texas

'Astroturf' Groups Leading Drive to Kill Open Internet

Republican delegate says trio tried to intimidate him

Karen DeCrow, former president of NOW, dies at 76

"Our Daughter Isn't a Selfish Brat" Prepare for Sarcasm overload.

GOP's Latest Enemy; The World War II Vets? A Kiss at Normandy..

Analysis: Paxton's Legal Trouble Puts Abbott in a Bind

Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) guest draws 3 "Pearls Before Swine" strips...

What Has Your County Lost Because Rick Perry Won't Expand Medicaid?

Novel biopesticide based on a spider venom peptide shows no adverse effects on honeybees

Frankie Howerd at the Oxford Union (pt.1 of FIVE) - '90 HQ

Michaell Steele and GOP busted with lying about Berghdals's father

Former Hanford Worker Sick from Nuclear Waste Spill Speaks Out

Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Jihadists seize hostages at university in Iraq's Ramadi

70 years later, D-Day vet Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin jumps again

Hoke Tide or Hoc Tide

Harvard scientists confirm Arsene Houssaye book is bound in human skin


11 Reasons Why Neil deGrasse Tyson is Our Favorite Scientist

The Results Are In: America Is Dumb and on the Road to Getting Dumber

How All of Us Are Helping Build a Participatory Totalitarianism

No End Game: How the Treatment of Bowe Bergdahl Will Destroy the Republican Party

Actor Tracy Morgan Critically Hurt in NJ Turnpike Crash

5 Conservatives Who Are Still Mad That Women Have the Right to Vote

Ranchers Want Public Lands for Their Livestock, Want the Govt. to Stick It to Wild Horses Taxpayers

Man charged in Mounties' death 'obsessed with guns'

The Texas GOP still thinks you can cure homosexuality

Cliven Bundy owes more fees to feds than all other U.S. ranchers — combined

GOP’s firing squad idiocy: The hypocrisy of “humane executions”

Decades After Birth Control Became Legal, It's Still Controversial

Home schooled kids are MORE prone to kill and be gun advocates. OR NOT?

my gun story de jour

A compact kitchen that takes up 2'x2' area when not in use.

I'm glad we have a President who values peace!

New VA secretary plans to allow veterans to seek ‘purchased care’ at other hospitals

Bill Maher battles Christian Conservative

Last-minute snags overcome so 94-year-old Nebraska vet is able to revisit WWII battlegrounds in Fran

General Motors recalls 106,000 more vehicles in North America amid increased scrutiny

Mississippi cities pass equality ordinances to fight state’s anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ law

Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez

State Dept. corrects study on potential railroad deaths related to Keystone XL project

Obama advisor Susan Rice hints at ‘lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels

Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after wreck on NJ Turnpike:

Afghan presidential hopeful escapes assassination attempt

(VA) Sailor in critical condition after stabbing at hospital

Georgia governor's race a bellwether for 'Obamacare'

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

'We'll Get You': An Albanian Boy's Life Ruined by Blood Feuds

Fahrenheit 1989: China Erases Memories of Tiananmen

Art or Sexist?

Hero's welcome for runaway D-Day veteran

Oil Companies Are Still Using The Faulty Equipment That Caused The BP Oil Spill

Three Things Conservatives Wrote This Week That Everyone Should Read

An Ambiguous Superpower

Posey's 2-run homer lifts Giants over Mets

Climate change rocks a key Michigan Senate race

Radar Construction Begins: Disclose Information to Locals

The five ways to stop climate change. Oh, wait, make that one way

TPP Negotiations: No Need to Fuss over a Summer Agreement

Spot on

Gitmo prisoners: Exceptional justice from the exceptional US

U.S.-Taliban prisoner swap: Five points the critics are ignoring

Today June 7, Vestalia starts.

McCain vs McCain

What's for Dinner ~ Saturday ~ June 7th

All these investigations by the GOP for nothing? It's time we investigate Bush and company.

John Oliver's cheeky net neutrality plea crashes FCC website

Have any of your friends fallen for this new ViSalus "90 Day Challenge" MLM scam?

President Obama: Supporting America's Students

Can you be Catholic and libertarian?

Jindal Signs Bill Blocking Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies

The Fallen 9000 Gallery

Putin orders guards to reinforce Ukraine border

How Bitcoin Helps Afghan Girls Achieve Financial Freedom

Syria regime releases hundreds of prisoners

Feds dumping hundreds of undocumented immigrants at Arizona bus stops

Shooter at SPU, Aaron Ybarra, had two involuntary hospitalizations for mental illness.

Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president

Obama nominates fundraiser to Paris post

Pres. Obama Set to Demand Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United

Sliced, oven baked potato

Is Softball Sexist?

Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? Well,

Why is Bill Maher giving RALPH REED credibility by having him on his show ARGHHHH!!!

EU Gets Ready To Open Canadian Tar Sands Floodgate

Frank Schaefer never expected to speak for gay rights. His son’s gay wedding changed everything.

SPU shooter, Aaron Ybarra, used a legally obtained shotgun and used to work

Going After Bergdahl

New EPA power plant rules affect Ohio more than most

America ... What the Hell Is Wrong With Us?

Senate Debates Constitutional Amendment to Rein In Outside Cash

Secular Group, on Eve of Big Meeting, Fires Top Official Who Elevated Its Profile

The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

3-alarm fire breaks out in Midtown restaurant

Gay Stormtroopers are going to invade Disneyworld and make us all their slaves!

Children join protest against 91st Street garbage station

Mental Health vs. Gun Control: A Devil's Bargain

VA chief: 100,000 vets were on fake wait lists

Local Orthodox Professor Appointed to Religious Freedom Commission

Controversial Texas Professor Claims Porn a Heterosexual Gateway Drug to Supporting Same-Sex Marriag

Group of Catholic and Orthodox Officials Endorses Marriage for Some Priests

Do you trust them?

Has this sort of thing ever happened to any of you?

Rand Paul knocked off his high horse: How he lost moral high ground in attack on Bergdahl

Bill pushes into college sex lives to help rape victims

Hillary Clinton Urged Obama To End Cuba Embargo: Book

Just how long has the Tuam "mother and baby home" coverup been going on?

Why Clinton will run - By Ruth Marcus

Tom Toles cartoon - We've settled on a theme...

Imperial Contempt: Obama's Insult and Injury

One Vet's Epic Rant: This condemnation isn’t about Bergdahl, it’s about Obama.

Ronald Reagan “treason” amnesia: GOP hypocrites forget their hero negotiated with terrorists. He was

Aide close to star witness in McDonnell case

is it any wonder why people have such a hard time losing weight?

Panel reviewing Va. natural gas drilling rules

GOP’s firing squad idiocy: The hypocrisy of “humane executions”

Agency checking if VA retaliated against workers

US officials to hold direct talks on Iran nukes

Tracy Morgan In Intensive Care After Car Crash

British WW II Vet Gone Missing From Nursing Home --Turns Up In France Wearing His Medals

Clinton says she would release medical records

Seas rise, Fla. GOP leaders balk at climate change

“I hope that you will listen

(TX) Anadarko: 1,000 Eagle Ford wells and counting

It is sad how we treat our fellow species...


US officials to hold direct talks on Iran nukes

Loosing another baby. *Sad Update*

Hey R voters, about these open carry idiots and backyard gun ranges...

Federal Judge To Wisconsin: You Know 'Traditional' Marriage Was Polygamy, Right?

Ariz. rushes supplies to site holding migrant kids

Got to be a dog lover 2.0 (Indy's health updated with photos)

the old farts strike back

Mass Incarceration in the US

(Syria) Barrel bombs risk becoming answer to insurgency

The Bergdahl rescue: What’s known and not known

I give up, this is nonsense and a waste of god damn time.

Zoo Worker Accidentally Shoots Tranquilizer Dart Into Employee Wearing Gorilla Suit

Aurora police: Suicidal veteran diagnosed wtih PTSD killed by officer

Egypt turns to Western economic advisers

Horse Racing Fever Hits Area For Belmont, California Chrome


I just got the greatest birthday present ever.

What the D-Day Veteran Told Obama at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration

CIA Tweet

Colorado law sets up world's first marijuana banks; feds must OK

Thinking about the bees: My mixed weed lawn.

How's your morning? Here's the highlight of my morning expedition...

Seahawks' Sherman to adorn Madden NFL 15 cover

Documents: Clinton Administration Was Watching Yankees, Strawberry

Bill Maher Points Out The Obvious On Why Gitmo Prisoners Can't Be Tried - We Tortured Them

Stephen Fry denounces UK government for not acting on Snowden revelations


Meet Crystal.

Richard Dawkins's lack of sympathy for those who cling to religion is a shame

GIANT BULLY: Ex-NFLer Luke Petitgout busted for late-night club brawl in NYC: cops

LOL Idiot Fox News Host, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Suggests U.S. Troops would have committed war crime

David Brooks (somewhat surprisingly) gets it exactly right on Bergdahl

Environmentalists question legality of Jay mining plan

‘A God’s Eye View Of The Battlefield:’ Gen. Hostage On The F-35

UAVs, Stealth, Carriers, Amphibs: DoD Report Details China’s Weapons

California Chrome may do it, but not equal this.

So, I dreamed I was being chased by a lion last night. What does it mean?

Grounded: What the UCLASS RFP Fight Really Means

Border Patrol traffic stops stir public backlash, site monitoring

"Soldier Attacking Bowe Bergdahl Left Army with ‘Other Than Honorable’ Discharge"

omnibus - Kitties and friends - post

Future Vertical Lift: One Program Or Many?

Your moment of kitty zen

Intelsat Readies For ‘Epic’ Foray Into Military SatCom

Gunnut Claim ruled FALSE by politifact

Growing up playing ball

I am the low information voter, the repubs like to go on about

I just watched Bill Maher and let me just offer a round of applause to Anthony Weiner...

Meanwhile back at the fountain

I have a re-occurring dream......

An experienced teacher gave very detailed (and very inappropriate) directions.

The Sexist Pseudoscience of Pick-Up Artists: The Dangers of “Alpha Male” Thinking

Never forget

More Macro

The Military Strikes Back At GOP/RW Propaganda: 'You Lie'

First Lady Praises Maya Angelou: “She was comfortable in every last inch of her glorious black skin"

Marching for living wages

Sunscreen, "a toxic substance", not allowed in Texas school without doctor's note

Donald Knuth and a deplorable trend in the history of science

Hillary Clinton Urged Obama To End Cuba Embargo: Book

Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

Group proposes new southern Adirondack wilderness

Billionaire who confessed to sexually assaulting teen stepdaughter gets four-month sentence

LIVE RADIO NOW: Robert Bergdahl coverage is another media fail

Bill Maher On Open Carry Groups Bringing Guns Into Restaurants.

NY Senate expected to pass college safety bill

One Veteran's Epic Rant to the Repuli-Tea Party on their disgraceful treatment of #Bergdahl

99Rise - Let's get serious, here's what these guys are proposing.

If men acted like dogs (and IMO we do)...

"The Longest Day" performed by the Cadet Glee Club of West Point...

GOP governor candidates debate ending Arizona income tax

Love. Respect. Admiration.

‘This isn’t the Wild West anymore’: Bill Maher destroys Open Carry Texas ‘ammosexuals’

melinda gates, and why we MUST talk about abortion

I prefer Donner's SUPERMAN and Burton's BATMAN to modern superhero movies

melinda gates, and why we MUST talk about abortion

Invest 94E forms south of Mexico, Invest 90L moves into Mexico

God Wonders What Happens To Humans After They Die (Onion)

Q: How many MRAs does it take to change a light bulb?

Santorum to speak at D.C. anti-gay marriage rally

VA Veterans say Shinseki not the problem. Angry "at the regional level of VA operations"

an open letter to my waiter from your "princessa"

an open letter to my waiter from your "princessa"

EPA goal is in reach in New York, environment group says

love is in the air as wisconsin's gay marriage ban overturned

Al-Jazeera has sullied themselves by calling Morsi's ouster a coup (says Wash Post)

The AMA has called on all schools to allow sunscreen use by students.

Some Driver Ran Me Over...

Judge rules that woman who beat husband to death with a hammer will spend life in prison

Madison police deliver cake for newlyweds

'No Consequences' At Hanford For Safety Failures; America's Nuclear Insanity

the common roots of misogynist culture in pakistan and the us

the common roots of misogynist culture in pakistan and the us

What was so great about Waldo Pepper?

I am an older white woman, a retired teacher.

<<<<WINNERS>>>> Seasonal Photography contest Theme: "Spring"

Indian Point: Radioactive tritium spiked in groundwater

Old Reactors v. New Renewables: The First Nuclear War of the 21st Century

PA to seek wider Arab reprisal against Australia

<<<<WINNERS>>>> Seasonal Photography contest Theme: "Spring" are announced in GD

D-Day: Veterans go back to remember the fallen

In which Barack Obama and the Queen of the Netherlands share a few photogenic laughs dial up warning

Does the copyright law apply to Op Ed pieces?

Hope 4 Paws rescues FOUR dumped dogs in the Mojave

Canandaigua joins fracking bans

US has more children in prisons than any other country in the industrialized world

To the older members of DU

Jindal signs bill to kill lawsuit against oil, gas companies

So DUers - will California Chrome become the first triple crown winner since 1978?

1951: Larry Griswold was one crazy comedian

India troops fight militants who killed woman for resisting molesters

omg!!! the ending of season 2 orange is the new black

Season 3 of Luther is now streaming.

The Culture of Guns and Misinformation

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries

Is theism and non-theism compatible in a nominally secular society?

The 007's are on Twitter now...

Maddow to GOP blowhards who skipped the Bergdahl hearings: ‘We’re laughing at you'

I get the aura of the Triple Crown horse races. I'll likely watch the Belmont. There's a yet -

imagine a world..

Q. When does a POW become a traitor?

The only photo I could bring to you from Dr. Maya Angelou's service today

Dear right-wingers,

Obama: I'd Make The Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Again

Is Snoop Dogg The Voice We Need To End Gun Violence?

Anyone here read Stephen King's "Mr. Mercedes" yet?

Atheist Students Must Fight Back

Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I die

Making Money Off of the Poor: Modern Debtors' Prisons

Account of Kerry's visit in St-Briac today.

Baked BBQ chicken breasts with Lemon Onion and Tomato on them

Chip Maxwell kicks off campaign for Congress

a few brief videos - introducing my 2014 gardening projects

Obama To Endorse Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Proposal

Federal Judge To Wisconsin: You Know 'Traditional' Marriage Was Polygamy, Right?

Belmont picks

Official: 34 dead in east Congo after attack

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system

Letterman Throws Down on Guns: 'For the Love of Christ! When Are We Gonna Do Something?'

Tulsans - Not too late to go to the Pride Parade

Omaha bound!


Bartlett on the Teaparty yesterday on the Ed Show.

I feel his pain.

School: Aide told students pet treats were cookies

Public Relations 101: Walmart will take full responsibility if its truck

Korteba's Political Toon for Today: Obama negotiations

Military Insider: Another Right-Wing propaganda outlet revealed

Please share if ....

There’s No Pride in Apartheid — Stop Pink-Washing Israel’s Crimes

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News Shows

The Big Dog at Dr. Maya Angelou's Memorial

Dianne Feinstein: No Threat To Bergdahl

Oprah Winfrey speaks at Maya Angelou Memorial.

How the National Organization for Marriage Doomed Itself to Collapse

Psst, the economy isn’t as bad as many think

Aaron Ybarra, alleged SPU shooter, heard Columbine killer's voice in his head -- in 2011.

'Welcome to Girlhood: None Of Us Are Safe' by appleppielifestyle

WTF? "Plastic Rocks" are appearing on Hawaiian shores!

Meet "the Beast"....on a close call with Earth.

Brooklyn Tenants Protest, Demand More Protections To End Displacement

Protests in Cherokee today.

i hope you all are having a perfectly lovely day (with a few pics of mine)

Sharpton warns Rangel, rivals to stop arguing about race

More than 60 people killed in wave of car bombs across Baghdad

Hey, guys! Just wondering . . .

Triple/CA Chrome? I'm nothing of a sports fan, but certain hype pierces the filter down to

Toon: The Bergdahl Test

Meat Is Murder—but It’s People Being Killed (and Not How You Think)


Time to learn the lyrics to O Canada! Ted Cruz wins Texas GOP presidential poll

Lost another Baby

Jimmy Wales: UK needs US-style first amendment to protect whistleblowers

Tales From the Appalachian Trail

Study Ties Plummeting Monarch Population to Modern Agriculture

Bill Maher ridicules conservative Ralph Reed On Real Time using bible passages

Repeat after me...

Richard Mourdock: US Economic Woes Like Nazi Germany

Tracy Nelson: "Can you read my hat?" (Defense of Obamacare)

San Bruno criticizes state regulators for failing to pursue PG&E gas pipeline investigation

Zebras break Africa’s terrestrial migration record

Thanks To GOPPERS Public TV Slipping Badly

It's official: Texas GOP endorses ‘reparative therapy’ for gays

Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic - Suheir Hammad

Classic mix up: Texas senator Dan Patrick and sportscaster Dan Patrick get mistaken for each other


Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah

Wall St. Cheat Sheet: The Obamas are seriously considering moving to Asheville after presidency

Bergdahls 'really hurt' by outcry

Anybody know of a link to the re-run of the Belmont Stakes? Thanks.