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Archives: July 26, 2014

Paul Krugman on Paul Ryan's plan: Ezra Klein Asks the Wrong Question

I made it!

You know how I love off-beat art projects.

End of Empire Psychosis - John Rember

Detroit Water Shutoffs on Pause, but Is It Enough?

Does anyone have a problem with this dissertation?

I am so angry right now I could smash all my technology

Evil Boeing CEO brags to analysts about his "cowering employees."

See it: Newborn baby and pit bull puppy become best friends

How does the "show unread" in my inbox work?

Alaska Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Death Benefits.

Venezuela official seeks immunity in Aruba ruling

Might be surprised- Turns Out Hamas Likely Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

Nothing from the usual suspects about that "non-fascist" government in Kiev......

In Venezuela, The Show Trial Begins: A Personal Story

Would You Like to Join Me in Orlando on Election Night?

Europe’s Jews Punished for Israel’s War

Black Homeowners Are Worse Off Today Than They Were 40 Years Ago

When confronted with evidence Hamas was not responsible...

Jupiter in Leo July 2014 - August 2015

Breaking: Israel shelling hospital in Beit Hanoun, injured Palestinians and internationals trapped

Follow-up: Lifetime Network show on Fort Worth mortuary canceled after bodies found

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! The Out of Towners & a new Kittehs gif

Nationalism - an Infantile Disease (Einstein)

Friday Talking Points (313) -- Prelude To Silly Season

Controversial, illegal, and documented: Israeli military strategies in Gaza

10-year old girl does guitar cover of Slayer - with help from little sister...!

Help Someone in Detroit Pay Their Water Bill

This is going to piss you off: How one company sues soldiers worldwide

Congress Blocks Obama’s Attempt to Order New Office Supplies

'Preventing poverty' not a valid goal for tax purposes, CRA tells Oxfam Canada

NSA Got Into Bed with the Saudis Just Before Our Technical Cooperation Agreement Expanded

Walmart ice cream sandwiches don't melt in the sun

Emily Rios Doesn't Just Play A Lesbian On 'The Bridge'; Comes Out During Interview

I Respect this President... Picture Heavy~

WHOA! Have you seen Maher's guest list tonight?

Basenji with egg

Is the WaPo just trolling?

Why I’m Still a Butch Lesbian

Pope Francis Enjoys Casual Cafeteria Lunch With Surprised Vatican Workers

Dear Mr. Speaker: Can we now sue the GOP for being unwilling to obey ...

Kim Jung Un Satire Video

Florida man steals sushi sampler, stuffs it in pants

Teenager Codes Browser Extension That Exposes Corruption in Congress

Bloomsbury, N.J., Subway Workers Vote to Join Union

Gallup Shows Split In Backing For Israel In Gaza War, With Younger Americans Unsupportive

Bloomsbury, N.J., Subway Workers Vote to Join Union

Peru Passes a Packet of Neoliberal Reforms, Erodes Environmental Protections and Labor Rights

Israel Must Be Permitted To Crush Hamas

This African Mother Is a Lesbian and a 'Criminal'

Corporations used to pay almost one-third of federal taxes. Now it's one-tenth.

Apartheid Indeed

Second Polar Vortex to Arrrive End of July, 2014

Scientists Consider New Names for Climate Change

OMZ - cupcakes!1 (Allow me to explain )

WIS. GOP misfires on Mary Burke's School Board attendance.

Jenny McCarthy Admits 'I'm a Hypocrite' Over Hillary Clinton Gay Joke

Dog faints from 'overwhelming joy' as he's reunited with owner after two years

Tina FEY getting the TWAIN award.

Freshman Congressman (R-Duh) Mistakes Senior Government Officials for Foreigners

"Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs" (Yay Lifetime!)

ISIS Blows Up Jonah's Tomb

Teen Girl Raped On Field-Trip, Her School Did What?!

Tornado sirens in Downtown Chicago!

The Putin System (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2007)

*I highly recommend Democracy Now! broadcasts to DU.

After "Losing Everything," Gazans Cling to Hope That Conflict Will End Crippling Siege.

Biologists warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

Has anybody else seen "The Way" with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez?

Did Israel really agree to a ceasefire?

California courts Tesla for its battery 'Gigafactory'

Hey, Democrats. I know you're worried about GOP hacking electonic voting machines.

"Hero doctor stops hospital shooting rampage"

Is facebook not working for anyone else? I can't get my messages.

For the 2nd time...I find myself gathering the bones of local pioneers that are discarded or adrift

More Power to John Kerry

HDP candidate expresses support for women's rights (Turkey)

Two of Jeb's Chiefs for Change have anti-teachers-union op ed in WP.

LA coroner: Burglar killed by homeowner not pregnant

Ex-spymaster’s riches to be auctioned in Peru

Lubbock man says he was fired for being gay; law says it's OK

Lubbock man says he was fired for being gay; law says it's OK

Why I support the Russians

The ONE video that I'd use during ever exchange with those winger fools on the Discussionist…

Holy Crap!!! Are you shittin me.... the 3 dead Israeli kids

A transfixed visitor finds a new city worth a love story

Has anyone run across the term "DU Bagger?"

Flash Photography exhibit

Do you believe the explanation of the Webdriver Torso videos?

Do you believe the offered explanation of the Webdriver Torso videos?

Rescued turtle

Got a new bass today. Let's see what names the Lounge can come up with.

Little hope in White House for emergency funds to stem influx of migrants at border

"A Mighty Girl"

Ethics panel to review Bobby Rush (D-IL), Ed Whitfield (R-KY)

Make your bed

Does Liberal Anti-semitism exist?

Republicans fire their own who dare tell the truth and burst their bubble

Man, all the weight loss commercials on TV

The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress

Ukraine rebels go to the museum -- for WWII tanks and cannons

Reproductive justice in Israel/Palestine

Train delays and cancellations continue after lightning strikes

Judge 'falls asleep' during child rape case

New archaeological finds uncovered at Wari complex in Peru

U.N.: ISIS orders female genital mutilation in Iraq

U.S. Drone Program Estimated Death Toll 2,400.

U.N.: ISIS orders female genital mutilation in Iraq

"...Say It Shows That The CIA Interrogation Program Was Far More BRUTAL Than Previously Understood"

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - I'm So Sorry

Oh god, it's finally over!

How John Kerry built a middle east peace deal - and watched it crumble (must read)

Using A Tragedy To Blatantly Further A Political Agenda

Tropical Storm Genevieve moves west in Pacific, TD-8E moves NW, Invest 93E and Invest 91C move W

Ex-Chief of C.I.A .Tenet Shapes Response to Detention Report

Giants routed by Dodgers as Puig ties triples record

Jon Stewart Interviewed George Takei On The daily show

Gen. Dempsey: We're Pulling Out Our Cold War Military Plans over Ukraine

Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

Why isn't the first lady out stomping for candidates for

A New Wave of Wacko Evangelicals Swept GOP Primaries—and Could Win Several Seats in Washington

10 of the Biggest Threats to Human Existence

5 Signs of Madness in the Media This Week—Tom Friedman Compares Gaza Disaster to Broadway Edition

Russia Loses Control Of Gecko Sex Satellite

The Muslims of Tromsø: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Very good short article on the problems facing Isis' "Caliphate" goals.

5 Examples of How the Government Pressures Poor and Mentally Ill People into Becoming Faux Terrorist

Sen. Manchin's brother sues him, other brother over $1.7 million loan

End military’s discount on tobacco products

But Wait, There Are A Few Differences Between Amazon and the US Postal Service

A message from Steve Jobs

Favorite "high fantasy" movie ?

Israel Mows the Lawn

Kudzu That Ate U.S. South Heads North as Climate Changes

The GOP’s 20-Year War on Health Care

Tasers are part of the problem not the solution

A case of the Mondays

Christmas on Sunday

#awkward: Lawmaker mistakes U.S. officials for representatives of India

Israel calls Brazil a ‘diplomatic dwarf’ – and then brings up World Cup humiliation

Weekend Toon Roundup

Free Exchange: Sun, Wind and Drain

Venezuela's torn PSUV holds first congress post-Chavez

Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

Democrat Congressmen Are Trying To Live On Minimum Wage And Finding It Very Hard

Trickle Down economics is a Hoax: new meme to share

Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes

David Duchovny: "You have something to be proud of!"

Ryan revives the block grant scam.

Petition allowing vet to keep his pet ducks, which he needs for PTSD therapy! Please sign!

Good Lord! Look At The Mess...

Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Impeaching Bush for Wiretapping

President Obama: Weekly Address: Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

House Republican Hearing On The Harmful Impact of Obamacare Completely Backfires

A New Wave of Wacko Evangelicals Swept GOP Primaries—and Could Win Several Seats in Washington

Warren, MI Mayor Pretty Sure Atheists Are Just Like Nazis... Or The KKK... Take Your Pick

BATSHIT CRAZY: Michele Bachmann: Gays Want To Let Adults 'Freely Prey On Little Children Sexually'

How All of Us Are Paying a Heavy Price for Corporate Greed

found on facebook

Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it

NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

Fox News hosts mock and chastise citizens for filming the police

Billionaire Blasts Companies That Jump Overseas To Duck Taxes: ‘I’m Selling Your Stock’

U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel....,Warns Americans in Yemen to Leave Now

NYPD officer appears to step on suspect's head during arrest in Brooklyn

CIA Does the Torture, U.S. Ally Pays the Price

The Israeli Government is moderate - compared to some (many) Israelis

Rachel Maddow - Record shows Rand Paul's Civil Rights Act lie

Pro-Palestinian Rally Held In Midtownr

Missouri Republicans Cut and Paste ALEC’s Dangerous Ideas

Breaking - US Embassy in Libya evacuated including all

Rachel Maddow - Worst...Congress...Ever...

Has anyone heard from Evoman?

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, July 29: Star of the Month: Maureen O'Hara

Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

I'm so sick of anti-feminist trolls here getting a free pass.

Not this barbaric OT bullshit again

#WeAreN: What the media misses about Iraqi Christian persecution

Donetsk residents flee fighting; Russians report spike in Ukrainian refugees

Remembering The 'Philadelphia 11': Where The First Female, Episcopal Priests Are 40 Years Later

Rabid rodents of the right will get their impeachment

Call for the immediate arrangement of a channel for civilians to escape the battle zone

Zombie-eyed Granny Starving, 2.0

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, July 30: Lee Grant

ISIS Destroys Jonah's Tomb In Mosul, Iraq, As Militant Violence Continues

Dear Administrators

"See, what Andrew Sullivan is trying to say is that Liberals were right all along."

Is religion good for kids?

Citizenship: Corprats renounce it. Refugees seek it...

"Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables" - the glorious fight against food waste

Holding on to what matters most...

So Russia wants to retaliate against the US sanctions by....kicking out McDonalds

Secular Homesteading: I Thought We Were Talking About Goat Cheese

Charles P Pierce- Agent Double-O Soul Rides Again

Are you in favor or opposed to corporal punishment for children?

Good morning

"This animal emits high frequency noises that can be irritating to human ears"

Has anybody seen or going to see Lucy?

Oh, Florida you are truly nutty

Petition Urges Obama: Disinvite Uganda's Antigay President

Saw an interesting film about Hubert Humphrey last night

Document - Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israel/Gaza conflict, July 2014

Just got this in the mail. I can't believe they are trying to file impeachment proceedings

Okay, this one's for my gay/bi brothers out there

Saturday mornings just aren't what they used to be. Customer's Solidarity!

Need Co-Director/production assist for HBO Project Greenlight "Romney the Racketeer" submit

Feds Failing To Act On Antibiotic Resistance Despite Grave Threat, Health Advocates Warn

Taking their marching orders from Washington -

Tea Party Congressman Curt Clawson mistakes government officials for Indian nationals

It must totally suck to be Artie S

This, @nytimes, is how you write an Apollo 11 headline....

Today in history

An Amazon May Have Crashed A Drone Into Seattle's Space Needle

Feds Failing To Act On Antibiotic Resistance Despite Grave Threat, Health Advocates Warn

Taxi 2.0

Remember the Savannah?

Conservative Media's Favorite Economist Caught Distorting Facts About Taxes And Job Creation

Koterba toon: Obamacare rulings

Who knew cats ate corn on the cob?

I think developing a timeline of Gaza events would be very helpful

Ellsberg and Snowden Rock the House at Hacker Meet Up in NYC

Playing Ping Pong against Bruce Lee...

Analysis || A real war is underway in Gaza

Sources: Love may be requesting trade to Cavaliers

N.Y. updates list of vaccines required for school

The Politics of Pot (Hemp) in Australia- Excellent 15 min report from ABC/AUS

European Anti-Semites Attack Jews To "Protest" Israel-Gaza Conflict

Bounced Supreme Court delegates sue elections board

Israel warns displaced Gazans not to return home on threat of death

Im trying to find earthquake insurance for renters

Yet Another Guadalajara Grill Suffers Fire; UPDATE: Declared Total Loss

Britain arrests two in suspected female genital mutilation case

Troll trolling at its best....

Why does Hollywood like to destroy SF?

LIVE RADIO NOW: Ill-treatment of refugees will haunt us

Israel To Extend Gaza Truce By Four Hours: Govt Source

31 Household Products You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

RIP Bel Kaufman

Florida's medical marijuana proposal: Five things to know about Amendment 2

Florida's medical marijuana proposal: Five things to know about Amendment 2

150 Anti-Gay Bigots Protest as Lesbian Couple Attempts to Get Marriage License in NC

32 Amazing Websites That Will Save You Money On Everything

Ukraine - MH17 like Shoot Down Predicted a Month Ago

Tim McGraw Speaks Out About Concert Slap, Extended Video Shows Fan Touched Singer Inappropriately

Palestinian loss of land 1946 to 2000...

General Question .... Did Sec. Kerry help in getting this cease fire?

Once upon a time

Take note. An iceberg not getting bigger.

A big THANK YOU to all who posted/will post replies on our 40th "anniversary" thread

G Subway Line Shuts Down For 5 Weeks For Superstorm Sandy Repairs

I think this is worth discussing in this group.

20 New MDs for the USA Graduate from Cuba’s Latin American Medical School

Nazi Dictatorship...I mean Homeowners Association bans veteran from making furniture...

The most important speech at Netroots Nation. Moral fusion. The new movement.

Anyone here have any run-ins with an HOA?

Video, Live Blog: First Warner-Gillespie Debate

Red Sox trade Jake Peavy to Giants

The largest humanitarian organization in Gaza, UNRWA

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News Shows

Strange bedfellows: Putin, the Chomskyite left and the ghosts of the Cold War

Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

Shocked by a hateful (Bigoted Anti-LGBT) church sign a few blocks from me in Harlem

Company In Which Joe Biden's Son Is Director Prepares To Drill Shale Gas In East Ukraine | Zero Hedg

Israel Extends Truce As Gaza Death Toll Over 1,000 (Update Hamas Rejects)

what's for dinner - saturday, july 26th

xPost from GD: Shocked by a hateful (Bigoted Anti-LGBT) church sign a few blocks from me in Harlem

Charlie Crist Delivers Perfect Response to Rick Scott on Climate Change

Dems: 'We'll use all the tools available to urge Republicans to stay until we get priorities done'

Letter from Gaza: “You cannot understand how it feels... There is no dignity.”

US Has Not Been Able To Show Russian Government Was Involved In Downing Of Airliner

What would be scarier than being hunted by a tyranosaurus

Despite Clinton: O'Malley In Iowa Amid 2016 Talk

Survivors of massacre in Khuza’a say Israeli forces used Palestinians as human shields

Grieving Aussie couple who lost daughter, Fatima Dyczynski, visit crash site

US Sen. Pat Roberts Wide Lead Narrows, Gov. Brownback Still Trailing (KANSAS in play for Democrats)

History Nerd Saturday Documentary: Harry S Truman...

Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught

NYC Mayor Returns From Italy To A Tempest Caused By Death Of Black Suspect In Police Custody

'Disgustingly Biased' - The Corporate Media On The Gaza Massacre

Cuomo meets foes' criticism with silence

Agnostic atheism: a reasonable position on spiritual matters, or the only reasonable position...

Prison officers block news crew from tourist site

The Big Lie That Still Plagues Humanity

France 24: Youths clash with police at banned Gaza protest in Paris

I don't know how anyone recognizes this country anymore...

Chrisitian Groups Call For Boycott of ‘Boondocks’ Creator’s New Comedy, ‘Black Jesus’

When it comes to dealing with wingers, it's clear that definitions vary greatly

Schumer: Biogas tax credit would be boon for Batavia

Get the screen cleaner...

U.S. money keeps supporting anti-gay programs

Gaza death toll surpasses 1,000 as bodies recovered

‘Altruistic’ and ‘antisocial’ punishers are one and the same

Ring of Fire: NY Luxury Apartment Has Separate Entrance for Poor

Sources say Rep. Grimm floating plea deal in federal case

Newest smear campaign by Issa - misquoting Eleanor Holmes-Norton

The "Fire Challenge"

Israeli paper confirms Israeli drones can identify precisely who is being targeted.

Taxpayers on the hook for politician's legal fees

I'm in love. Fist peek at Supes v Bats: DOJ's WONDER WOMAN

Atlanta Pro-Israel Protesters Bring Assault Rifles, Handguns, Call Islam Religion Of Death

Ahh, Floridians and their firearms.

All-electronic tolling for TZ Bridge may start in 2015

I once tried being a bit rough during you know what...

Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department is monitoring chokehold probe...

Demand Action on Climate Change in NYC on Sept. 20

Ever heard of Mama Maybelle..?

Maher to Neil deGrasse Tyson: Republicans hate you for being black and smarter than them

Female victim ID'd in fatal Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital shooting

If you've ever wanted to find out what the Course in Miracles is about, try this

Exclusive: David Cameron’s Big Society in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation

New York City ex-pol Daniel Halloran admits in court he accepted $10,000 payoff

Gratuitous display of bobbies

Mourning the loss of my veggie garden this summer.


'Internal control weaknesses' remain in city's handling of computer contracts in wake of...

Why won't Florida GOP leaders talk about hunting trips to King Ranch in Texas?

When undocumented workers came like this...

Steve Brown's Opponent For Texas Railroad Commission, Has Taken Most His Money From Oil & Gas Co.s

You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme by Ellen Brown

Who does this to fellow human beings?

Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. American Music...

Swanky Manhattan Club timeshare a 'bait-and-switch' scheme, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Delightfully Responds to Admirer's Wedding Invite

Keith Olbermann on Ray Rice Wife Beater - Insufficient Punishment by NFL

Wonder Woman - first look at Gal Gadot in costume

Full Metal Jackass

Warner presses Gillespie on climate change

Walmart's Ice Cream Sandwiches Don't Melt In The Sun

Patient With AIDS, Hep C Arrested For Biting Medical Tech

I don't know... I always kinda liked Jimi Hendrix.

What did giant corporations do with their trillion dollar tax cuts?

Want to have fun with a Teabagger?

The Math Is Simple

Funny thing about where we're seeing complaints about undocumented workers


Lemme see .... there's veteran care, mental health care, public schools, clean energy and water ...

Some awesome topical music - Hozier

Lola's March to the Sea

Eric Garner's death vs Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing...

Went to see Beck the other night - great show, but really amazed at how great his new music is...

Peach Crumble Slab Pie video

Sherrod Brown on Big Oil

Tim Minchin Addressing The Use Of The Term "Miracle"

Obama was one of the world's most popular leaders when he was elected.

Possible ‘Third Infrittata,’ tongue-tied MSNBC anchor says

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

Rich Guy Is Pretty Sure His Megayacht Counts As Philanthropy

Toon: Middle East Travel Tips

I am posting this here because this is the sort of story my friend Raindog would have been all over.

Raymond Fairchild - Whoa Mule

Solar system heavy weights

CEO: If Obama elected workers to be fired. What happened?

Walker Republicans

This would explain a lot about Sarah Palin...

Wisconsin Groundwork Racial Justice Workshop

Hi DUers from Montana. I will be in Helena in early August,

Some more good news from DC!!

Koch Political Universe Vaster Than Previously Known

2009: Rep. Pete Sessions plans Republican "insurgency" against Obama

Two Minor Victories in Frugal Living

EU sends advisers to help Ukraine bring law and order to rebel areas

We Spleen: Victim-Blaming by Vancouver’s Transit Police

We Spleen: Victim-Blaming by Vancouver’s Transit Police

Awww - bless

Does either Hamas or the Israeli government actually want a ceasefire?

couple of questions

FWIW, BBC Reporter Jon Donnison Doubled-Down Today On His Claims About The 3 Israeli Teens & Hamas

“Alan Grayson is a Bold Progressive, and He Knows How to Win”

Does anyone support spending $10 million/hr on war?

Mike Farrell - yes, BJ Hunnicutt - for Congressman Grayson!

Fifty Shades of Takei

This will make you sick. Hate begets...hate???You got to be fuKKKing kidding me....

You Might Want to Fact-Check Your Pastor’s Sermon

Going Underground: Corporate spies, means-testing depression, & self-UNemployed

So What if Atheist TV Doesn’t Have Original Programming?

Catholics get 'The Message' in new edition of Bible

Tulo is going to demand a trade now.

I keep getting logged out on my iPad,

Meriam Ibrahim, Woman Freed From Sudan, Announces Plans To Settle In New Hampshire

Basic beach side New England lobster boil -