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Archives: July 27, 2014

Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

Gareth Edwards returns to direct 'Godzilla 2' with Rodan and Mothra

*** Topic Suggestion Thread For August Contest***

Tan-in-a-Can Man uses Billy Joel puns to attack, ack, ack, ack, ack, ack Obama's jobs plan

Some Governors Face Fallout Over Health Law Ruling

A WSJ editorial praising Obama. Really

The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less

Rape-Culture-Smashing Website

Wall Therapy by OMEN

The New ‘Ramblewild’ Forest Adventure Park Is Open in Massachusetts

Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of new law

Tow company owner arrested, allegedly targeted Gay Days visitors' cars

Federal Judge Rules DC Ban on Handguns Unconstitutional.

Remember that conversation...

'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year

WWE star Daniel Bryan apprehends burglar with 'bare naked chokehold'

Gaza: Is this a war on children? | Channel 4 News ( Warning )

HERE is something you don't see every day

Mysterious signal from the center of the Perseus Cluster unexplained by known physics

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

Why the EU needs to rein in Israel's settlement policy

Governor's office clamps down on certain travel, business records

Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands

All there's left to do is just to turn off the internet and go home...

WTF ...57

Fuck it, that's MY song!

Once upon a time

Liberty Weeps Over How America Treats Immigrants

Most Americans don’t want Obama impeachment: Poll

Do it!

Kerry ‘completely capitulated’ to Hamas in ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources

Israeli army figures suggest only 30% of Gaza dead are militants

"House Votes To Boost Well-Off Kids, Cut Out Poor Kids"

The GOP's future leadership...

Makers of fertilizer that blew up the town of West, Texas, are suing the town.

"Here’s Why Republicans Will Fail Miserably At The Polls In November"

Describe Him (BOG POST)

Punch me.. I'm a hippie. This song *still* resonates 43 years later:

Wisconsin - Take a Stand Against Gun Violence: Donate a Pair of Shoes

One couple found a creative way to counter-protest pro-lifers

Ron Rosenbaum on Hitler, Hollywood, and Quantifying Evil

Stephen Fry plays God...

Israeli southern border towns empty, adjust to tunnel threats

A message from Save Market Basket

Aside from the the Wonder Woman reveal, details on Bats v. Supes teaser trailer

The furor around 50 Shades of Grey isn't about what happens in private bedrooms

Russia Chides EU, U.S., Says Sanctions Endanger Security Cooperation

Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Read '50 Shades of Grey'

Was there this much controversy when the movie Exit to Eden came out?

Bush Administration Lawsuit Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 11th

"How Israel Helped to Spawn Hamas"

What the fuck is wrong with people?

Totally justified.

"The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less"

R. I. P. Lettice Curtis

The Government Is Cracking Down on School Bake Sales

For the first time in the history of the disease, we are finally getting ahead of the curve

The Onion: Executioner Enters Lethal Injection Room With Bag From Home Depot

Is Your State On The List Of The Most Corrupt? Find Out!

At the zoo

Insane, emotional, physical, transcendent...


How do I revoke my automatic star member renewal?

Nuclear Watch: Japan nuclear waste can be directly disposed of

Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional

NYT Editorial Board calls for marijuana legalization

Seattles Torchlight Parade-The mayor and his husband, the new female police chief...

The Somerset gas station proves Repukes don't really mean "government should run like a business"

Gaza under attack: 'You've got three minutes to get everybody out' ( Channel 4 News )

Bad enough being called a Tea Party of the Left

Just curious why no posts about Isrsael extending cease-fire

‘Creepy & Scary’: US military harnesses social media to manipulate online behaviour

Car drives through group from Westboro Baptist Church protesting at KC concert

Mankind Liberation Front - Dopedreams

Dangerous dog is tamed after falling in love - with a goose

Consensual BDSM does not equal rape and sexual torture.

Trans kids

Why are the Palestinians so hated?

"Mars spacecraft preparing for Comet Siding Spring's close flyby"

If cultural criticism hurts your feelings too badly...

China Beach fans - Netflix has season one DVDs!

"This Land is Mine"

Any Sims 2 players here?

Any Sims 2 players here?

Complaint Against Israel Filed at ICC

like a scene from the birds. a purple martin swarm (new video added)

My heart belongs to all those combatting this disease...

Republican Congressional Nominee: A Woman Can Run for Office With Husband's Permission

gratuitous kitty pic - got to hold on tight edition

Running of the bulls, Pamplona Spain.

'No more deaths': Thousands of Israelis protest the Gaza war

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief

Solving problems the old fashioned way (triangulation)

"50 Shades": A feminist/BDSM Guide to Why it's Skeevy as Hell

World War II Veteran Gets Hero’s Welcome

Why the EU needs to rein in Israel's settlement policy

8bits of gray?

Solomon Islands opens Cuba embassy

Same-Sex Marriages, 10 Years Later

London yesterday, July 26. Huge rally for Palestine. Video.

The birth of a revolution

Amid Outcry Abroad, a Wealth of Backing in Israel for Netanyahu

Don't you like me anymore?

I'm curious...

Here's What Happened to One State After its Republican Governor Implemented an Extreme Tax Cutting

'Colonial-era mass grave' found in Potosi, Bolivia

'Colonial-era mass grave' found in Potosi, Bolivia

The Extreme Measures Republicans Will Take to Avoid Raising Taxes

Don't let this happen to you!

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Japanese Yodeler

Where Reason Ends and Faith Begins

Let's drop the big one...

6 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week—Fox News' Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

'No more deaths': Thousands of Israelis protest the Gaza war

8 Religious People Who Were Not Oppressors

Fifty Shades of Grey depicts RAPE and has been criticized by BDSM advocates

The Extreme Measures Republicans Will Take to Avoid Raising Taxes

Wealth in America Is Getting Increasingly Dynastic — We Should Be Ashamed of That

Why People Are Organizing to End U.S. Empire

Ryan Anti-Poverty Plan a Wolf in GOP Clothing, say Critics

TS Herman moves NW; Invest 93E, Invest 91C and TS Genevieve move W; Atlantic & Caribbean quiet

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) This Little Piggie Edition


Andrea Mitchell Allows IAVA's Tarantino To Blame Bernie Sanders For Obstruction On VA Bill

House Republicans: Libya mess reflects failed U.S. policy

Power blackouts 3 times in 3 months in my area, how's your service ?

Glenn Greenwald may be about to embarrass himself.

promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

Sunday's Non Sequitur- Is that too much to ask?

Chief A.J.’s sling bow

Florida Lawmaker Trying To Force Students To Watch Conservative Campaign Fraud Felon's Film

"Is There a Gun in the Home?" Assessing the Risks of Gun Ownership in Older Adults

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor In Liberia

Pope: World War I should teach us: No more war

fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Monroe Doctrine, Chinese style

Promises of easier nuclear power plant construction fall short in new round of building

U.S. plans widespread seismic testing of seafloor

Cancer Vaccine Exists, Goes Unused

Why So Many People Care So Much About Others' Sex Lives

Puget Sound VA security, police officer safety, compromised by radio problems, documents show

Former WWE champ chases down suspected burglar in Phoenix

Libya clashes kill 'at least 36' in Benghazi

McDonnell trial tells politicians that feds are watching

What's for your Sunday supper on this beautiful July 27, 2014?

In a Year, Child Protective Services Checked Up On 3.2 Million Children

Navy secretary says combat ship costs will decline

Gun control advocates have a victory to look forward to -- UPDATED

Mary Poppins Quits - Great Funny or Die Musical Video - Minimum Wage Isn't Enough

Looks like I need to put "Shades" on my auto-trash list, too

Video: "Walking Mayor" Adam O'Neal Speaks Passionately about Rural Healthcare en Route to Washington

SUPAH Dumb Letters to the Plain Dealer, Vol. 378973: "ALINSKY! ALINSKY! RUN FOR YER LIIIIIIVES!!"

A USPS Worker Called 911, and Then His Bosses Called Him a Terrorist

Turkey to send another Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

As Climate Change Worsens Many Americans Refuse To Accept Reality

Something's A Little Off Here - And I Think It Might Be Sarah Palin…

Couple's Response To Pro-Life Protesters Couldn't Be Better

If the Kents Had Been "Patriots"...

The New York Times calls for a second end to prohibition.

Hamas announces new 24-hour Gaza ceasefire with Israel

Creighton University student blazes trail as an openly gay Republican

Two websites worth looking at...

The never-advertised, always coveted headphones built and sold in Brooklyn

Corey Robin A Gaza Breviary

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

Hungary 2014 was the best F1 race I've seen in a long time!

There are currently six FIFTY SHADES OF GREY threads on the front page of GD

Not sorry, I don't regard phone unlocking & pot legalization as major items in the Democratic agenda

questions about a coupled web sites:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Twisted Anti-Vaxx History

Her journey ends. Costa Concordia arrives at Genoa for scrapping

California Wildfires: Sand Fire Grows, Destroys Homes, Hundreds Evacuated

Today’s tea party success has frightening consequences for America


Dan Patrick incorrectly says Texas has 40 percent to 50 percent dropout rates in inner-city schools

The reality of 50 shades of grey!

Boy with inoperable brain cancer, 6, receives 15,000 birthday cards and gifts from strangers

One Solitary Shade of Puce:

The 100% True Story of the Day my Wife learned about MRAs

Chicago Teens Grill Rahm About Violence:

"No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." Lily Tomlin

Tweets from Gaza show Israel other side of war

Religion On Wikipedia Is A Recipe For Controversy As 'Edit Wars' Rage On

John Nichols: Scott Walker: desperate and hypocritical

After Rejecting a Cease-Fire, Hamas Proposes a New One

Palestinian Priorities

Aretha Franklin gets no respect

Sad cat diary (four letter word warning). Humor.

Study: The rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer

I'll Read Anything...almost.

Walker Shuts Down Public's Right To Know About WEDC Subsidies. Cites Fear

Did Immigration Sink Another Republican Candidate?

Lawsuit claims: On a “mission from God,” George W. planned to “take out” 7 countries in 5 years.

This is George Will? Sure doesn't sound like him...

U.S.: Satellite Imagery Shows Russians Shelling Eastern Ukraine

Architects Plan to Turn Brazil’s Empty Stadiums Into Housing For Homeless

California drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on water

Latest info from Save Market Basket

Report: Number Of Ground Zero Cancer Cases Skyrocketing

The One Child Predator that you wouldn't mind having around

The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

l just invented the marketing plan for male contraception

SidDithers is a paid operative or something

Don't believe anything you hear and half of what you see...

"Needless to say, I'm so glad that the ACA is helping me out with my therapy expenses"

Da horrah… Da horrah…

Koterba toon: social media

About "50 Shades of Grey"

Man Films Final Moments Of His Life: Mother Bear Attacks And Kills 3 People

Accomplices to the extreme

editorial: An explanation, governor

"Sweet-Sweet Box, you're my only friend."

The '50 Shades' debate is a lot like the Sports Illustrated debate

See 5 minutes of the 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover episode

ATA has been pretty quiet this week...

editorial: Clean energy projects point the way to renewable energy economy for WNY

The Gathering of the Juggalos' Night Court Helps Wicked Clowns Bury the Hatchet (NSFW)

Study shows the powerful are not motivated to care about others

Hi. Middlin' to solid leftie here, progressive with a dash of social libertarianism.

Sharpton says he's planning march across Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to protest Eric Garner's death

Basket full of piglets!

A must read !!!!The horrors of events taking place in the Gaza?.

Joel Freedman: Special interests are the only winners in hydrofracking

Hey now.

Economy and (Decline of) Empire

Helpless and hopeless

In light of recent events,

Aw, jeez, I finally identified the music from that

50 Shades Poll

Clinton County bans hydrofracking

Accidental shooting leaves Hernando County woman dead

Should the U.S. government end support to Israel?

Do you support the IDF action in Gaza?

Just passing on a little way to save when it comes to cooking.

Is it wrong for my work to enforce a policy of refusing to comply with bomb threats over the phone?

Two Injured After Cable Snaps on Ohio Amusement Park Ride.

Protect bystanders who record police

And it's Vincenzo Nibali for the win!

Who is exercising self defense, and who is to blame? (a pic)

Wall St. does not create wealth. It only redistributes it. The ARITHMETIC....

Ex-Brooklyn prosecutor who defended wrongful conviction appointed to high-level job at NYPD

Bought gas at under $3.00/gallon today! It's been a long time

After collapse, International Nutrition to face heightened building scrutiny

CNN bullshit poll...

After collapse, International Nutrition to face heightened building scrutiny

David Gregory called out for journalistic blunder by his guest

BBC: My Autism and Me "A great 14:22 video"

Why is DU debating the merits of a trashy, Harlequin novel?

Will the Fifty Shades movie be a success?

I believe I can fly Pt.2...

Brunch with Bernie - July 25, 2014

Second lawsuit challenging teacher tenure to be filed by group of New York families

Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts ( Patrick Cockburn )

Destruction of Gaza’s children is something ‘every one of us must confront’ — Jon Snow

Growing up without god, but not without a rich fantasy world.

How to Check if That Viral Video is True-- Columbia Journalism Review

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)

****WCGreen Update -- Sunday, July 27, 2014****

The Boss tells the tale of the Erie Canal:

Truffles!! Need advice - updated.

Interactive Graphic: The NSA's Spy Catalog

Gay marriage could help Nevada domestic violence programs

European Jews face rising tide of anti-Semitism in Gaza operation's wake

Man dressed as Spider-Man accused of harassing woman and punching cop

Israel-Gaza conflict: Burst of anti-Semitic attacks in UK as crisis rages in the Middle East

"Social Security Isn't An Entitlement Because You Pay Into it. You've Earned It."

What are you reading the week of July 27, 2014?

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Is anyone here a regular listener to Ian Masters?

Israel now admits it was their missile that hit the school

50 Shades of...Rap?

East Tennessee State University Center hopes to clarify Appalachian misconceptions

50 Shades of Gary

The Crazy New ‘Sponge’ That Can Generate Steam From Sunlight

Revered Essays on the Game Lead to a Hall of Fame Honor.

Appalachia tries to make a life after coal

It's sad that exorcism is still being endorsed

One graphic could shut up GOP "impeach Obama" talk

Today's "Non Sequitur," Looking Forward, Not Baclward Edition

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three

Idiot Racist Calls DHS From His Own Cellphone Threatening to Assassinate Obama Leaves Name

Borderland Deaths of Migrants Quietly Reach Crisis Numbers

I Hope The Russians Love Their Children Too

The new version of Malwarebytes has gone from 7min to 38 min on my weekly scan. I don't

Did anyone see the bs poll from CNN that Americans wish they elected Romney instead of Obama?

Israeli army NOW *admits* it fired into UN school refuge, but denies anyone killed despite reports

Criticism vs censorship

College Students Lead Search for Migrant Bodies in Texas

To Address Honduran Refugee Crisis at the Border, US Should Stop Financing Repression in Honduras

To Address Honduran Refugee Crisis at the Border, US Should Stop Financing Repression in Honduras

I recoil from opinions that one side is right and one side is wrong between Israel and Palestine...

The Corporate Takeover of "All Natural" Food

Justice or third world America....what do you say?

(Jpost) Into the fray: Why Gaza must go

White House OKs Underwater Torture Chamber

50 Cups of Earl Grey

Statics don't back Perry on criminals

Dennis Kucinich: "Alan Grayson is Committed to Social Justice and Peace"

International team cancels visit to MH17 crash site amid fighting

CETA free trade deal to be rejected by Germany; TTIP is in trouble!

From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

A thread in which people are upset because people are reading awful crap. nt.

Brazil Has 1049 Skeletons to ID of Political Prisoners and Death Squad Victims

Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts ( Patrick Cockburn )

$cientology must REALLY be slipping...

Ian Welsh To Summarize the Israeli/Gaza War

Ain't it the truth...

US Embargo on Cuba: South Africa Joins Other Nations in Condemning America

Running Orders

Is Smell the Glove more objectionable than 50SG?

Obama Tells Netanyahu US Is Worried About Worsening Conditions In Gaza, Civilian Deaths

Michigan's Proposal 1 of 2014, is another Tax Shift disguised as Fathom Jobs....

Will Gaza Topple Netanyahu?

Trickle Down Economics is a Hoax: New meme...

Mushrooms and a place I need to visit....

LeBron James goes with No. 23 for his return to Cavs

Sympathetic Graffitti

Report: Lakers won’t use stretch provision on Steve Nash

Citizen Scientists... Can you identify which bear made this track? Bonus question:

Could the mammoth make a comeback?

In Colorado River Basin, Groundwater Is Disappearing Much Faster than Lake Mead

Bill Clinton will join Alison Grimes for a rally in Eastern Kentucky next month...

Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

Rick Perry Campaigning for President on a $12 Million Per Month Grandstanding Opportunity.

I didn't realize I had passed 4000 posts ..Time to celebrate, with some Aqua Timez!!!

Pentagon Official: Destruction of Hamas Would Lead to Worse Scenario

Yanks’ Managerial Mastermind Joe Torre Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Since Fifty Shades of Grey is insipid fanfic garbage...

i hope everyone is having as lovely day as i am

Michele Bachmann: Gays Want to Let Adults ‘Freely Prey on Children Sexually’

The real reason employers hate Obamacare: It makes them treat their workers better

Giants 2-hit by Dodgers' Kershaw, face chance of sweep Sunday

LGBT History: The Decade of Lobotomies, Castration and Institutions

it's Raining a lot in Southern California right now

50 Shades of Fuckin' Had It.

There are as many atheisms as there are gods

2013 Virginia Republican Lt. Gov. Nominee E.W. Jackson Goes on anti-Islam Tirade

Somalian jihadist group Al-Shabab calls for attacks on Jewish targets worldwide

Japan’s ‘Moe’ obsession: the purest form of love, or creepy fetishization of young girls?

Japan’s ‘Moe’ obsession: the purest form of love, or creepy fetishization of young girls?

Muslim boxer, 18 and Jewish trainer, 72, unfazed by politica and religious differences

"How the left took over the Democratic Party" -- sez beltway hack

Flamenco-dancing Roman Catholic priest draws crowds of worshippers in Spain

Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steve Israel: Feds Should Consider Missile-Protection Systems For...


Need food? Maine’s governor wants you to work for it

Anti-Semitic Attacks Scar British Cities

Possible 'security' bug for keyword trash

‘True Blood's’ Kristin Bauer Slams Sarah Palin: It's Sweet That I Made Her Angry (Possible Spoiler)

15-year-old girl arrested for beheading classmate in Sasebo (JAPAN)

Fifty shades of door opening. For a pit bull.

Is anyone else having problems with DU loading today?

I wonder if I can get a used 2000 Falcon here.

Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

On Gaza, Genocide, And Impunity

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 28 July 2014

Bus becomes shower for homeless in San Francisco

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

Osprey or bald eagle nest? Which would this be?

Jewish Activists Protest Child Deaths In Gaza

Picture of the Day

Veterans' Affairs committee chairmen reach deal on legislation

Residents within 5 km of Kyushu nuclear plant given iodine tablets

i believe you | it's not your fault

UN Official Calls Out David Gregory For Using Unconfirmed Israeli Propaganda Video

Japanese fans speak on evolution of 'Godzilla'

With all that has been awful in 2014, we will always have Princess Lacy.

Egypt army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels

Secret Tunnels Under Israel Reveal Intricate Threat From Gaza

Cuomo scheduled to appear Monday in Buffalo-first appearance since scandal broke.

Japanese fans speak on evolution of 'Godzilla

One shade of gray

Michigan has been getting storm hammered, today, from the tip of the mitt to the cuff

Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Bennett: Gaza Operation a 'Historic Moment' for Israel

Mr. Fish Toon- Cell Damage

In Wake of ‘Hobby Lobby,’ Wisconsin to Stop Enforcing State Contraceptive Benefit Rule

News reporting has come a long way over the years...

Fish Head

Florida Hospital Demands Woman Undergo Forced C-Section

Japan to promote night schools to handle rise in foreigners

Help, Language Police! Suspected double negative!1!

Anti-Choice Groups Seek to Stack State Courts

Iowa City, IA: Arrest made after shots fired on pedestrian mall

Scarlett Johansson kicks the Rock's butt this weekend (at the box office)

Hamas defector slams ‘death worship’( vid CNN interview )

(+)50 shades of gray cats

End of an era nears for GE and Fort Edward

Today in History, July 27th

Philippine infant pushes population over 100m mark

Philippine infant pushes population over 100m mark

"Naked and Afraid" - my new guilty pleasure.

Imagine if Banks and Corporations had to operate in a "Free Market"...

"Hamas can do no wrong..."