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Archives: December 31, 2015

The Price of Secularism in Bangladesh

Crowdfunded 'Star Trek' Movie Draws Lawsuit from Paramount, CBS

Aretha & Everyone - Kennedy Center Honors Awards

Georgia’s fight over ‘religious liberty’ is about to exit the closet

Gov. Abbott wades into dispute over faith-based legal education

About the debates.

Bernie is gaining ground and is going to win! He is also the only candidate talking climate Change

Mexico official: 'Affluenza' teen's mom deported

HELLO! Video Commentary on Tamir Rice Case

What to do with leftover ham?

Argentine president scraps media-monopoly watchdog

Argentine president scraps media-monopoly watchdog

Pennsylvania man hurls vile, racist insults at cameraman and protesters, promptly gets swift justice

How an Evangelical Creationist Accepted Evolution

Ammosexuals Fuming As Texas Businesses Push Back Against New Handgun Open Carry Law

why did BHO seek the votes of racists, etc?

To save rare forests, farmers try a new crop: butterflies

British Gov’t Responds to Petition to Ban Trump: ‘Coming to the UK Is a Privilege…’

For sale for $2.5 million - Palin home in Arizona

Uh-oh. Via NewsMax - a Trump and Glenn Beck get into a slap fest

Can't do jury duty, can't unhide hidden posts - just like mak3cats wrote about on 12/16.

Line heard at the film The Big Short--dialogue spoiler

Donald Trump, Mass Shootings With an Islamic Terrorist Flavor, and the Rise of the "Spectaculection"

First look at Market Odds in Iowa (HRC at 80%) and NH (BS at 56%)

"What Christmas in “Christian America” tells us about ancient Israel"

The Republican Party Is a Trick

Hillary's veep: Unity ticket to keep BS supporters happy(ish) or youth to secure the party's future

Perp Walk

Adios man...

The Pet Collective: top video comp of 2015 - very high squee content

Prosecutors: Ex-police chief took out insurance on victim

Remember Buzz Aldrin when that punk got all up in his face? Then pop! Sandy Hook deniers....

Ex-Arizona congressman Rick Renzi denied new trial

Air Canada flight diverted to Calgary after at least 20 passengers were injured due to turbulence

Study Shows Miami Dolphins Fans Are Most Likely To Have Sex On The First Date

Remember when the same M$Greedia was giving Palin non-stop coverage

Clinton on pace to pass $100 million fundraising goal

Mechanical Engineer Derek Johnson (AE911Truth) "Engineering Destruction" - Teil 1/11

Recs for new music welcome

Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting

U.S. preparing sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program: sources

Are Sanders fans whistling past the graveyard?

San Bernardino shooters' neighbour Enrique Marquez indicted on terrorism charge

Exclusive: Microsoft to warn email users of suspected hacking by governments

We Eat Black-Eyed Peas on New Year's Day

285 roads are closed in MO due to flooding and much of STL is underwater

Still struggling to rebound, Bush cancels ad buys in Iowa and South Carolina, redeploys staff

Today was my last day working for poverty wages.

MSNBC ends 2015 with record low ratings after 24/7 Donald Trump coverage!!!

Infinite America, Part 5: On the joys of being Captain Asoh

Here's a Dog Unwrapping His Human for Christmas

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Church Night!!

Short Comcast rant

Clinton Vows to Hold U.S. Accountable in Fighting Climate Change

Trump is an internet sensation

Venezuela Top Court Bars 4 Lawmakers From Taking Office

About Hillary's $250K tax pledge...

Venezuela Top Court Bars 4 Lawmakers From Taking Office

Martin O'Malley Knocking On Doors With His Son

my divorce party. jan 6, chicago

Have you donated?

"Killing black people is not a crime."

Middle class

Our Energy Transformation in 2015

US military shelves Google robot plan over 'noise concerns'

9 Disastrous Ways the TPP Will Affect Your Daily Life

The winner of the Democratic nomination

Polish media bill triggers concern for freedom

Nolan ranked among most effective U.S. House members

Kos: They Show You Who They Really Are: When White Conservatives Celebrate the Killing of Tamir Rice

I have tickets to feel the bern on Sunday morning

Israeli Authors, Politicians Blast Move to Ban Novel on Arab-Jewish Romance From Schools

Where can I tune in to Bernie TV Channel? With issues for progressives?

Sanders: Trump a 'pathological liar' over tax claim

I have two tickets to the Inauguration of Gov. John Bel Edwards (LA) on January 11.

so now bernie is "giving cover" to racists??

Bail-Ins Begin: a Crisis Worse than ISIS? by Ellen Brown

(Warning: Graphic) Dyed purple kitten rescued in South Bay after living as a live 'chew toy'

First Muslim congressman campaigns for Sanders in Cedar Rapids

US Congressman helping Bernie in IOWA!

Michael Moore talks about his Brilliant new film

So, walking into Haggens last week, I saw a sign advertising egg nog ice cream

*Edward Brooke October 26, 1919 - January 3, 2015 NOW

Martin O'Malley talks musical chops, teases duet with Bernie S...

Martin O'Malley talks musical chops, teases duet with Bernie S...

Too funny....for those who have kids and those of us who don't............

My financial advisor says in 2016 we'll get to work making my 2nd million dollars.

28 People Killed By Police While Holding BB Guns.

Judge Holds Trump Liable For Unlicensed 'Trump University'

Damn, Belgium cancels New Year's Eve over terror concerns

Hip-Hop is, like, completely down with you...

So while the right gets in a tizzy over edited Planned Parenthood videos, silence over ag-gag laws

Anti-Gay Texas Lawmaker: ‘Rape Is Non-existent in Marriage, Take What You Want’

Sen.Sanders to Visit Massachusetts

At the Bernie T-Shirt.

Man convicted in Montrose gay murder freed on parole

Just How Realistic is Fallout 4's Post-Apocalypse Anyway?

TCM Schedule for Thursday, December 31, 2015 -- What's On Tonight: Thin Man Marathon

Do you know who else is using $250,000 as a cutoff?

Shopping in Texas?

Proposed Shrine to Cernunnos Breaks Ground In Spring

Something Extraordinary

Rape victim forced to call boyfriend, calls 911 instead

Need help identifying the original of a racist photoshopped pic

Bouillabaisse for New Years Eve???!!!

Paul Krugman: All Democrats good, but Clinton has "better case" in terms of regulating Wall Street

OWS: "began in a particular place, sputtered and subsided, only to re-emerge elsewhere"

Bill Cosby's perp walk - About time (VIDEO)

The American Oligarchs

1st Ever Openly Gay Israeli Lawmaker to Be Interior Minister

Scientist Says These Trees In Latin America “Walk” More Than 65 Feet A Year

Scientist Says These Trees In Latin America “Walk” More Than 65 Feet A Year

Rerun on PBS: Escaping ISIS?

Study: Nearly 1 billion trees threatened by California drought

Interesting excerpt from Atlantic Monthly about OWS and it re-emergence.

These are your cops: His attitude sucks and his Twitter is bigoted racism - Re: Tamir Rice

Even Europe’s humanitarian superpower is turning its back on refugees

And now for something you haven't seen before:

WaPo: Racial prejudice is driving opposition to paying college athletes. Here’s the evidence.

Air Canada flight forced to make emergency landing due to severe turbulance; 21 injuries

Martin O'Malley full speech Dec. 28, 2015, Waterloo, IA

California Gas Leak Called The Biggest Disaster Since BP

Martin O'Malley full speech Dec. 28, 2015, Waterloo, IA

The Paranoid Style of American Policing (Coates)

Daily Kos Democratic Primary Straw Poll 12-29-15

52 state Bernie buttons with caucus/primary dates

What It Would Look Like If Men Were Insulted Like Women

Now I don't normally post links to The Scum newspaper

Just In: Obama Kills Paris Attack Masterminds, Liberates Major Iraqi City

Jeb Bush on Tamir Rice: "The process worked"

EFF.ORG -> Human Research Loopholes: Alive and Well

Does anyone have any theories for the noticeable scarcity of "Rovian" campaign trash strategies?

George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ to ‘White Slavers’

Said goodbye to my furbuddy Elvis yesterday...

As 2015 closes-->Going the distance to find @HillaryClinton supporters here in Woolstock IA!

Sick of El Niño? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, Warns NASA

Daily Holidays - December 31

Politico ranks NC Governor's race as #2 of Top 10 Governor's races of 2016

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot

IS claims deadly shooting in Russia's Caucasus: SITE

Northbound I-55 shut down, southbound traffic reduced to 1 lane

Aerial pics of historic flooding on Meramec River

Spectra Energy shuts Platte pipeline to Wood River Refinery because of flooding


U.S. grain prices soar as floods shut waterways, threaten crops

California Is Not For Sale

"The Oligopolization of America" Corporatism Clearly Described In HRC MSM Pump Vs Bernie Blackout!

By Funding Foreign Militaries, the U.S. Is Spreading Terrorism

List of (St. Louis, MO) area roads closed due to high water

Endless War, Undeclared and Undebated

BREAKING! Jeb Bush posts " ! " for sale on eBay, bids are peaking around $1.49

Brussels police arrest six over 'New Year terror plot'

This Map Shows What Each State Googled More Than Any Other in 2015

Jeb Bush on Tamir Rice: "The process worked"

Reminder - Wearing your seatbelt will likely save your life

Sex and the Muslim Feminist

Clinton's "Revenge Enemy List"

I went and saw the movie "The Big Short"

Steinfield & POTUS cars & coffee..

President Obama on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Trump "at war" with "enemies" Clinton and Bush.

Obama to host ASEAN summit in California Feb. 15-16

Happy New Year

Trump's Spokesperson wears a bullet necklace on TV

Good Christian diverts tornado with prayer

Rapper Jeezy has endorsed Hillary Clinton!

UK: More than 2/3rds of suspects tasered were considered mentally ill by police

Find a Bernie Sanders event near you

Someone Put A Hitler Quote On Trump’s Picture — His Fans Didn’t Even Notice

Jeb Bush Blames Obama for Rise of Trump


Ted Cruz Missed a Quarter of the Senate's Votes in 2015

Sarah Silverman told she should be put in the oven after mocking Jesus

TCU QB Trevone Boykin Arrested After Allegedly Striking A Police Officer

Cops: Drunk driver shoots video, posts it on Facebook

'Love is stronger than war'

Our twisted heck-of-a-job-Brownie mindset

Enviromentalists applaud new law banning microbeads

An Interactive Map Of Every Music Genre Ever

The connection between financial deregulation and economic collapse: Where does your candidate

Bill Cosby teaches Fat Albert about the WOMEN, and the SEX and the QUAALUDES

Seinfeld interviewing President Obama Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee:

The Return of the 1920s (in Donald Trump and the republican base in general)

Lupus/Arthritis drug

What Secret Do Global Banks Know about Chinese Banks?

Care 2: How Bernie Sanders Will Win the Democratic Nomination

(For those who care) An excellent article about the true significance of Sanders campaign

SWIFT WATER RESCUE: Alton Fire Department's specially trained crew, Jersey, QEM teams, bring 10 to s

Another Moran

Poor application

TYT: Comedian Goes Public About Her Own Rape

Full Bernie Sanders Town Hall 12/23/15

How to tell when your dog loves you

Jobless Claims in U.S. Increase to Highest Level Since July

DKos: 2008 and 2016 Primary Polling

Only 10 States Offer Straight Ticket Voting

TYT: BREAKING: George Pataki Exists, Was Presidential Candidate

Happy New Years from Japan

RIP Irish playwright and Field Day cofounder Brian Friel

Donald Trump Offers Passionate Defense Of Aerosol Hair Spray

TYT: NSA Caught Spying On Congress, Israel, Everyone...

Robert Reich: Bernie Sanders is Right, We Have Got To Re-Establish Glass-Steagall.

TYT: Trump Spokesperson Rocks Bullet Necklace, Threatens Fetus Necklace...

College Student Falls To Death While Taking "Panoramic" Photo Outside Four Seasons Hotel

These Expertly Designed Spinning Tops May Never Stop Spinning

Trump needs to branded as an "afluenzist"

New Year's Eve Toon Roundup 1: New Year Coming

New Year's Eve Toon Roundup 2: Snake Oil

More Good cops:Cop Beats Innocent Child So Gruesomely With Flashlight He is Now Permanently Disabled

New Year's Eve Toon Roundup 3: The Rest

The Rich and their own tax system-bought and paid for

Trump Supporters Are Too Stupid To Realize This New Parody Ad Is Mocking Them

Ted Cruz’s Fundraising Jumps in 4th Quarter

TYT: Heartbroken Father Speaks Out After Cops Murder Son

Happy New Year to all in the BEST group on DU!

TPP could trump climate accord

TYT: Cops Sic Dogs On Suicidal Teen

New Year's Eve Google Doodle:

In America, 200 Million People Will Suffer 'Psychological Distress' From Climate Change

A Blessed Feast of the Athiest Pig upon you...

"You can't eat that"

Shocking study released.......

NYT: The Great Christmas Strike of 1906 (Jewish, Christian, Muslim religion good read)

3D Printing - moving at light speed

It is a stupid move to support Clinton in the primary

Powerball jackpot rises to $334M, 12th-highest in history

Great read: Themes for 2016 and beyond according to London based equity sales coverage (BoA ML)

TYT: Bill Cosby CHARGED With Sexual Assault

Female NH State Rep condemns sexist bill, gets harassed by male colleagues

Bernie Sanders in a series of town hall meetings, Plaistow and other NH communities

TYT: Cops Had ORGY During Terrorist Manhunt

The repeal of country of origin labeling laws really pissed me off

20 years ago today.....I stopped drinking booze

Yes, when a woman, or a man, says NO, they mean it

NYC Lets Luxury Building Owners Stiff Workers and Still Get a Tax Break

The Washington Post Downplays the Number of People Killed by Police in 2015

Dick Morris: Hillary Will Lose Nomination to Bernie Sanders

OK, how about this a song in which the title of the song does not appear in the lyrics..

Movie theaters can just go get FUCKED!!!

Carson campaign raises $23 million in 4th quarter

AT&T Killing Off Two-year Phone Contracts Jan 8

The story of one trump supporter struggling to get by

Bangladeshi Court Convicts Two Men for Murder of Atheist Blogger

Police and Soldiers held sex orgy during Brussels lockdown

Map Shows What Each State Googled More Than Any Other in 2015

Very interesting read: Rahm's role in turning Congress Blue Dog

"as long as you said you didn’t mean it."

I support Bernie 100% - but a few of my fellow supporters are not being realistic

BREAKING: Carson's campaign manager and communications director resign "effective immediately"

Michael McFaul | Can the US and Russia cooperate in Syria?

New York Man Accused of Plotting Restaurant Attack for ISIS on New Year's Eve

Some of 2015's absolutely stupid right-wing comments...

I know to expect some ads when i go to a newspaper article

Koterba toon: GOP 2016 Iowa caucus

Am I the only human who actually liked the Star Wars prequels ?

Chicago PMI unexpectedly plummets to 42.9, its lowest since 2009

Must Read: Sanders versus the Military-Medical-Wall Street - Political Industrial Complex

Remember, people view DU in different time zones

Willam O'Malley talks about his dad's record on disabilities

Wisconsin: Squat Wanker's 33 pieces of legislation designed to cripple honest elections

Armed Florida woman thwarts nightime intruder.

The Worst Political Predictions of 2015

The rabbinate strikes back: 2015 in Israeli religious pluralism

Fire breaks out in Dubai skyscraper

yard sign

No Republican professors found teaching theology at Catholic university (Creighton)

Second trailer for "Zootopia!"

The long road to interfaith harmony

Sitting too much will probably shorten your life.

As we get closer to the Iowa caucus, I find myself thinking back to the 2008 presidential campaign.

What's for Dinner, New Year's Eve, 12/31/15

The humiliation of Jeb and the family Bush

Polls Show Attacks on Bill Clinton May Only Help Hillary Clinton

Don't know if I'm going to any more movies in the near future. It's "Trying"

Wishing all you unrepentent, degenerate Liberals a Happy New Year

Bernie and New Year's Eve

Happy NYE Hope your plans tonight are wonderful and you all stay safe for 2016

Happy New Year!

I am forgiving everyone on this New Year's Eve.


President Obama has been a most consequential and transformational president...

I have just contacted the Clinton campaign...

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind

The Worst Political F-Ups of 2015

Bernie2016 Introduces "Ground Control" , brand new volunteer to volunteer call tool.

Resistance in a year of fear

Nicely put....

2016 is OUR year!

Massive fire engulfs Address Hotel in Dubai!

Muslim workers in Fort Morgan fired over prayer dispute walkout

Ten Strange New Year's Traditions From Around The World

British woman who has never seen Star Wars live tweets watching the movies

(Updated 12/31) Latest Democratic nomination poll results - courtesy of

Chris Rock: 'If Jennifer Lawrence were black, she’d really have something to complain about'

Mexican Hotel Workers Say 'Affluenza' Teen and Mom Had Gun in Their Room

Why African Americans are on fire for Bernie Sanders


Enthusiasm for Clinton Campaign

Freak storm pushes North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

I think I'll watch "Funny Bones" again tonight.

Two of Ben Carson's Top Aides Quit Campaign

TCM Schedule for Friday, January 1, 2016 -- Let's Do It Again (In English This Time)

One day until we enter the year when America is going to elect its first woman president. #ImWithHer

Trans-Pacific trade deal bumps up health prices, costs U.S. jobs

Oh for the love Mike.. O'Malley did not make the Ohio ballot????

Do you suppose there's any connection

How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant

The Most Amazing Science Stories of 2015 (by IFL Science)

Dubai's New Year's fireworks are AMAZING

TCM Schedule for Saturday, January 2, 2016 -- The Essentials - Directed by Michael Ritchie

Lena Dunham to Campaign in Des Moines and Iowa City, Iowa for Hillary Clinton on January 9

The 2015 Iowa Starting Line Awards

The onion on video

Ha! Remember...

Has anyone here ever been a delegate to a national convention?

Predictive Markets have HRC's odds at winning Iowa at 82%

States’ Pension Woes Split Democrats and Union Allies

GOP Heads Exploding in 5,4,3,2...

2015 Horse Racing - In Memoriam

Donations at Act Blue must be made before midnight EASTERN TIME to be included in this 1/4 report

Major Clinton Announcement – Clinton/Sanders 16 – This morning...

Donations at Act Blue must be made before midnight EASTERN TIME to be included in this 1/4 report

Macri orders that Argentine inflation figures not be published until further notice.

[ActBlue] You're making a difference -- daily update for 12-30-15

Department of Justice Opens Criminal Investigation of Blue Bell


Hilcorp Energy, of Houston, TX., Handed Out $100,000 Bonuses to All Employees

BREAKING NEWS: 160 Dogs & Cats Rescued From Horrific Conditions (emergency donation link included)

PRESS RELEASE Trump Lies, Lies and Lies Again

Amazon gives income from anti-Islam group's song to refugees

Incredibly beautiful picture of the solstice sun along the English coast

Just on the edge of waking up from my nap I half dreamed we elected

Crazy Donald Trump spokesperson with bullet necklace also unemployment cheat & shoplifter

Cooking and Baking New Year Resolutions for 2016

I dreamed Clinton and Sanders were elected Co Presidents...

Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire says he was a devout attendee

Hillary Admits Bernie is About to Win

Belicheat defends Kelly, says a lot of ex-Eagles not 'doing too much'

Hillary vs. Bernie rally attendance in Iowa (Plus video)

Gregory Crawford's Weekly Rant: Women and Men


Donald Trump Thanks Conspiracy Site For ‘Amazing Honor’ Of Being Its Man Of The Year

Creationism evangelist: God put contradictions in the Bible to ‘weed out’ the atheists

How Racists Talk About Tamir Rice

How Racists Talk About Tamir Rice

First plasma from Wendelstein 7-X fusion reactor

Here comes the rain to southern California

Sure looks like the West is in total and complete fearmongering

Everybody and their super pac (if they have one) was sure begging for money today.

Wales switches to organ donation opt-out instead of opt-in.

Republican Ben Carson's campaign manager, 20 staff quit

Munich Police warn of Planned Terrorist Attack

Infinite America, Part 6: From coast to coast in one fat post

State Department Misses Court-Ordered Goal On Clinton Email Release

Bernie Sanders Equal Rights

Harold Meyerson, teller of truth. Two articles from 2008.

Cruz Has Monster Fundraising Quarter

The "Iowa Starting Line" Awards sound real impressive...

Why did Donald Trump cross the road?

Republicans In Congress Couldn't Stop All These Minimum Wage Increases

A Call For Action: The Next March On Washington

A Whistlestop tour for Bernie.

Happy New Year from Mark Fiore - he calls it 2015 in one breath

What photographers on the campaign trail saw in 2015:

Economic apartheid: Explosive report shows how rich Americans have their own “private tax system tha

Oregon court reinstates patrolman who shot to death unarmed black man

Why Hillary Clinton’s Online Persona Doesn’t Connect With Minorities

Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. Yes, that happened.

Court blocks Utah governor from stopping Planned Parenthood funds

GOP/Allies Do Not Care If First Responders-Police Fail - They Want Privatization.

A Shakeup in Ben Carson's Campaign: Top 3 Aides Resign

Hoo boy. Sen. Ted Cruz Tells Volunteers: We Can Win ‘If We Awaken And Energize The Body of Christ"

Rochester Cancels Fireworks After New Year's Eve Attack Plot

Therapists Confirm Trump's Narcissistic Personality Disorder

What is the "COOL" section on front page?

Death for Bangladesh blogger killers

Death for Bangladesh blogger killers

Senator Tweets Every Mass Shooting In America From This Past Year

Floods Choking Everything From Oil to Wheat in U.S. Midwest

Hey RockaFowler. When was the last Orange Bowl half time show?

China defence: Work starts on second aircraft carrier

Recruiting Mercenaries for Middle East Fuels Rancor in Colombia

I'm riding Amtrak down the Pacific Coast. We are almost

Post your favorite song - Happy New Year!

Creationism evangelist: God put contradictions in the Bible to ‘weed out’ the atheists

Rochester (NY) cancels fireworks after New Year's Eve attack plot

Larry Sanders tells how his brother Bernie stood up for Korean orphans when he was a teenager