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Archives: April 25, 2015

How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

New York is definately in play. The battle of the burbs. We have the

Woman behind Pakistan’s first hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, shot dead by unknown gunmen

Geek Alert: NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field

Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall By Police

Please pray for the Father of BainsBane.

Video: USS Theodore Roosevelt Suez Canal Time Lapse

Chris Hayes to discuss what Dem 'Primary'

Abbott’s Role in Contracting Scandal Becoming Clear

"Must Hate Hillary"

Hellisheiði: A Geothermal Embarrassment

Has anyone seen this article in USA Today that contains a interview with Charles Koch?

Don't Sanders, Warren, or Grayson have Staff That Can Read the TPP? (Obama was Correct.)

Appreciation thread for President Barack Obama~

Beverages at business meetings? Yay or nay?

Democrats helping lead charge on backdoor surveillance bill masked as "cyber security"

What Happens When Hillary Clinton Talks Reproductive Health on the Trail

Meshaal: We are ready for legislative and presidential elections

Zombies Ate Christie's Brain!

A Letter of Apology to My Grandson: 'It’s Not the World I Wanted to Leave You'

LOL this is by far my favorite gaming story of the week

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! Whither Dorothy? & a new Kitteh gif

Newly diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome...

Draymond Green: "Al Gore won the popular vote and didn't get elected president."

Tonight on Real Time with Bill Maher: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Chris Caldwell, Ana Marie Cox, Liz Mair

Ex-Cops Smoking Weed: Full Video

Where the hell is Upton? Did his mother take away his internet privileges?

If you consider staying home if Hilary is the candidate

Republicans Won’t Release Benghazi Report Until 2016, Claim Timing Has Nothing To Do With Election

Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall By Police - UPDATED

Democrats Are Rallying Around $12 Minimum Wage

Why is Carnival Cruz going to be on Rachel Maddow?!?

"Yeah, I know, I look like a fucking freak," he says, in that gravel-pit-deep voice of his.

Friday Talking Points (343) -- Free Ponies Getting Into The Weeds

Venezuela accuses former transit minister of corruption

Despite $600 million offer, Florida Senate refuses to back off Medicaid expansion

In 2001, GWB's trade negotiator released the FIRST draft of the FTAA for public comment.

Holy Shit! The Huffington Post is telling me that Bruce Jenner is a Transgender!

Clinton supporter: Benghazi probe a ‘political exercise’

Jenner interview is excellent

Genetic engineering (GMO) is NOT an extension of conventional plant breeding.

Still Fantastic all the way to the bank...

North by Northwest on TCM now.

Face Time

you can't watch the first five minutes of jenner's interview

to Barack Obama (re: the tPP)

Fisherman risks own life to save baby fox from being kicked to death by thugs

Anti-vaxxers go there: Now they’re comparing childhood immunization to rape

GOP Senate staffer turns out to be a drug dealer and white collar pimp

The suppression of the Bacchanalia

Judge TPP by the facts, and stop hiding them.

Group defends honoring Montana judge rebuked over teen rape case

wmWe've adopted a rescue Aussie doodle. Beautiful but for the big burn scar on his back.


Tennessee governor signs bill allowing handguns in parks

ugh, Bruce Jenner comes out of the closet...

New York's MTA may ban political ads after 'Killing Jews' ruling

I had never heard of these dolls.

Material witness in 'maternity tourism' case arrested at L.A. airport

NAFTA, How they voted then,

Putin Aims to Destabilize Ukraine, Former US Envoy Says

Missing Birds? Here's Why

Trade Bill Clears House Hurdle as GOP Blocks Democratic Alternative

For a second I thought I was watching the NJ Devils

Supreme Court Gives Scott Walker’s John Doe Cases the Silent Treatment

Israel refuses visa to South African cabinet minister en route to Palestinian Authority

Supreme Court Gives Scott Walker’s John Doe Cases the Silent Treatment

WTF Boeing workers? Gunnuts threaten two organizers

Religion In The Comics - 023

Did anyone see that episode of Vice about the Anti-Immigradtion Laws in Alabama?

Joe Rogan Experience #634 - Abby Martin

I've had it with 22 years of trade promises. This is for all you TPP cheerleaders.

What kind of music is this?

Bruce Jenner really disgusts me

If President Obama thinks we really shouldn't judge TPP until we see what's in it...

Fifth death associated with controversial Essure birth control implant

Railroad Commission moves to shut down wells linked to quakes

You Must Judge This Book by it's Cover!!!

Big money in speeches...

Two sisters missing nearly 2 weeks in Michigan survived on cheese puffs, Girl Scout cookies

Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month

Astronomers locate eleven 'runaway' galaxies

Word of warning for when Gun Control groups talk grieving family members into suing..

Author compares pre-state Jewish terrorists with Hamas

A Dad Took Stunning Photos of His Son With Down Syndrome to Show His Strength Has No Limit

TCM Schedule for Sunday April 26 - Debbie Reynolds

TCM Schedule for Monday April 27 - Design by George Jenkins

I think the Jenner interview can do a lot of good.

Mary Pat Christie leaves Wall Street job

(More from) Kinloch Mo - City and police department continues to defend a fake cop

Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (VIDEO)

One U.S. Navy Seal Dies, One Critical In Virginia Pool Training

Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe (VIDEO)

BREAKING: Magnitude 7.9 Quake Hits Nepal; 1,910 Confirmed Dead

What Holocaust? New generation is ignorant of history

I heard that when gay marriage became legal, terrible things would happen.

"It was raining hard in Frisco"

Daily Holidays - April 25

Post your favorite Captain

Mujica Offers Help in Colombian Peace Talks

When I read something like this, I want to reach for my belt.

Harley-Davidson recalling over 54,000 bikes

Weekend Economists Bash Billionaires Behaving Badly - April 25-26

prayers and vibes and wishes for a friend whose son just got the call

Roswell Park intrigued by Cuban vaccine for lung cancer treatment

New Rules and Then Some -- Real Time with Bill Maher

Police: Mom Turned in Son, 15, After Seeing Suspect Photos in CTA Sex Assault

Spare a thought for the people of Nepal after that 7.9 quake

Thank Representative Grand Theft Auto for the TPP Security--And Reid and Pelosi.

Schweizer Admits He Conflated Paid and Unpaid Clinton Appearances

Groups Fume That Medicare Cuts May Pay for Trade Bill

Taibbi: Are Republicans at War With Their Own Future?

How to do a Tim Tam Slam!

Republicans are the enemy- except on trade issues

Dog Left in Animal Control Van for "Several Days"

David Sirota: Cities and States Pay Massive Secret Fees to Wall Street

Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

And I though Rhode Island was bad

Arrested for sagging pants, Ervin Edwards tasered to death in custody; police lie in report

I beg you -- please do not misuse "begging the question"

Ted Cruz courts gay donors—yes, you read that right

Zombies of 2016 (Krugman on Christie

Salon: The New York Times “basically rewrites whatever the Kiev authorities say”

Mayweather - Pacquiao Predictions

Obama Fires Back At Elizabeth Warren And Trade Critics, Escalating Democratic Feud

Venti computer failure leads to free cups of coffee

Weekend TOONS

Big ties to big industry want Dr. Oz removed from Columbia University.

Banning employees from speaking Spanish

How has any free trade agreement of the last 20 years benefited working Americans?

Why do so many discussions over food safety get caught up in semantics?

Having a blast this morning! Dancing with friends!

Did you know that Google has a people finder for disasters?

An open request to Bruce Jenner

There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it

Sherrod Brown has 88 amendments for this week's fast-track bill

Prayer for those suffering from the effects of weather, earthquakes and volcanos

When Hillary supporters attack Obama for not being liberal enough

NBC: New Violence Spurs U.S. Fear of ISIS Spreading Like a Virus

gotta order one of these...

a hypothetical question.

Blue Shield cites extravagant spending by fired executive

The TPA is an anti-democratic surrender to autocracy, mostly designed to thwart Democrats

The Economist - The Caliphate Cracks

Watch the Red-Band Trailer for N.W.A's Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall By Police

A reminder to the Fast Track supporters. 151 House Democrats signed a letter opposing it.

Get the word out to your Republican/Libertarian friends!

House passes bill treating marijuana possession like speeding ticket

Bruce Jenner is a Republican. Are you Conservative bigots going to serve him Pizza?

UNRWA chief calls for donors to fulfil their Gaza pledges

Religious freedom laws suffer another blow — in public opinion

HRW: Gulf pays more $6b to supress Egyptian opposition

"Billionaire Frat Party"

Hillary Clinton calls for a change in 'deep-seated' religious beliefs on abortion

Polish Moon Ride Returns!

In Freddie Gray's Neighborhood, Residents Say Police Harassment is Constant

Quick question.

Houthi arms came from Saleh, not Iran

How Progressive Will Hillarynomics Be?

Of course Vin Webber wants a third party candidate in the debate

Creativity and destruction in war-torn Yemen (#YemenCrisis )

Who the hell made Bernard Goldberg and Howie Kurtz media neutrality czars?

Howard Dean Tells Scarborough: New York Times "Substituting THEIR Judgement For News"

I am pro-abortion, not just pro-choice: 10 reasons why we must support the procedure and the choice

Watch the Arctic ice pack vanish

Yes, the TPA and the TPP will pass.

Gynotician Alert Of The Week: April 24, 2015

Biggest five – or six? – mass extinctions ever - AsapSCIENCE video

Sen. Sanders Petition: It's time to scrap the cap and expand Social Security!

How Detroit Benefits from NAFTA

Karma (dog vid)

KRUGMAN: 'The GOP Zombie Apocalypse - 2016 is already set up to be the election of the living dead.'

The Clinton Foundation attacks: Unfair but utterly predictable and damaging

Baltimore protests - the death of Freddie Gray

Repro Wrap: GOP Wants to Take D.C.’s Birth Control, TRAPs, even couple positives...

US court rejects lawsuit against charity funding of settlements

Climate change emphasized as US takes chair of Arctic Council

Free the Buses: Riders Say Transit Is a Human Right

The brownie scene in "I love you Alice B Toklas" is hilarious.

Comcasts massive lobbying blitz falls short

Charles Pierce: TPP approval process 'an exercise in kabuki democracy'

Obama Signs Order Requiring Attendance at Gay Weddings

In Israel, Migrants Find a Home, Through Running

Daily news wrap-up on reproductive rights and feminist issues

Papantonio: Poor Police Training Is Killing Americans

Walking the dog in Wisconsin (cartoon)

Someone needs to inform Bruce Jenner...

How could he admit something like that on national television?

Roundabouts: Contentious Intersections Inspire Rage, Relief

Your Bra May be Killing You

Want James Bond to Use Your Product? Hand Over $5-50 Million and Be 'the Best.'

To anyone that thinks the Republicans are willing to compromise.

I am pro comprehensive sex edication. I beleive it empowers everyone and prevents unwanted pregnancy

An Army of Smug! . . . Please come CAPTION Bill O'Reilly!!!

At least one GOP congressman knows how democracy should work.

Hawaii To Raise Smoking Age To 21

A summer of cinema and champagne in the city of love and light

Chris Christie "Approval Rating Chart" shows steepest fall off cliff since the Roadrunner cartoons

"Congress Holds First Hearing on Banning Fracking; Too Bad It’s A Circus"--Food & Water Watch

The Republican Party’s imperial rebirth: How Cheney’s twisted worldview became the GOP guiding light

What else is new? Conservatives rush to defend cat-killing veterinarian

Hillary Clinton’s cheapskate campaign

"Slap on the Wrist" Final Sentence for Gen. Petraeus Reveals 'Leak Prosecution Double Standard'

"Pro-Choice" or "Pro-Abortion"?

Biggest Serb party in Bosnia threatens 2018 secession Read more:

Why Don’t We Talk About the Gender Safety Gap in the U.S.?

Tax rebates for big-profit brands are startling, unfair

Why Don’t We Talk About the Gender Safety Gap in the U.S.? (trigger warning)

Why Don’t We Talk About the Gender Safety Gap in the U.S.? (trigger warning)

Reason number 7,692 to vote for the Democratic candidate ...

I believe it's time we come together as a party

Shark Enthusiats Gets bitten by blues shark while filming it

I think extreme right-wing Christians

That moment you realize you've failed your driving test

WV lawsuit against clinic a travesty

Florida Politicians cash in on colleges

Sailed off to Galipolli

Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb

WV lawsuit against clinic a travesty

To our Australians

Hopes of vaccine for Parkinson’s sufferers

WV lawsuit against clinic a travesty

Deadly Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake

Thom Hartmann: Hey Mr. President...Transparency Applies To The TPP Too!

Bruce Jenner interview

Thom Hartmann: The Solar Power Battle Now Being Fought

Thom Hartann: The Prison "Pay to Play" System Exposed

Concerns and worries about TPP

Same-Sex Marriage Hearings at the Supreme Court: What You Need to Know

Same-sex marriage debate forces GOP contenders to tread carefully

A lot of smiles and chuckles on the News networks this morning

Tell CBS to cancel hate-monger Tony Perkins

Puzzle From Singapore

Ex Hex - Hot and Cold

States Shoulder Road-Building Burden as U.S. Government Stalls

Michigan governor Rick Snyder set to enter Republican 2016 presidential race

Tell CBS to cancel hate-monger Tony Perkins

Chris Selley: Want to be atheist? Be coherent first

Another man on death row for 27 years in Alabama claims he is innocent

Rock and ice swept down Everest towards British climbers - 18 people buried alive

10 Ways the US Lags Behind the Rest of the World in Women’s Rights

10 Ways the US Lags Behind the Rest of the World in Women’s Rights

10 Ways the US Lags Behind the Rest of the World in Women’s Rights

Man arrested for landing drone on Shinzo Abe's office in nuclear protest

LGBTers are three dimensional human beings. Honest.

Put or shut up Obama

100,000 In Gaza Still Homeless After War With Israel

Slain college student openly gay

Slain college student openly gay

Why do we let New Atheists and religious zealots dominate the conversation about religion?

Diane Sawyer on her Bruce Jenner Special: "This is a family love story."

Petition to make public the TPP at

N.C. Catholic Bishop Nixes Event With Pro-LGBT Nun

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News Shows

So far, NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times

US Unveils 6-Year-Old Report On NSA Surveillance

Judge Recognizes Homeless Defendant as Harvard Law Classmate

FBI agent's sniper rifle stolen out of car's safe through the WINDOW at Salt Lake City hotel

Washington State Turns to Neurotoxins to Save Its Oysters

The TPP: Toward Absolutist Capitalism

Glenn Beck on Bruce Jenner: "we’re all just supposed to blindly accept no genders?"

Warren to Obama: Stop making 'untrue' trade claims

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence hires Koch Industries spokesperson as his approval ratings collapse

BART has issued a Crowded Car Survival Guide.

Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

We need to persuade a majority of Republicans or President Obama ...

The Comedians (Kabalevsky opus 26)

White House correspondents' dinner: where have all the A-listers gone?

Japan Dolphin Hunt Dealt Big Blow

A look back at the trillions of dollars we've lost thanks to so called "Free Trade" deals.

The TPP is already indisputably bad

I am pro triple bipass operations

Feds: Senate Staffer Confesses in Alleged Sex-for-Drugs Scheme

Chick-fil-a is not just a "microaggression" but an active financier of anti-LGBT hate.

Elizabeth Warren Appreciation Thread

Not another Bush or Clinton: political dynasties reach for 'regular Joe' status

It's official. Just got my Medicare card in the mail today.

Why Does Clinton Get Blamed for Everything that Obama Does That the Left Does Not Like?

Fast track is a way for congress to dodge responsibility for a bad trade deal

US filmmakers unveil FBI tactics to snare Muslims in "(T)ERROR" film

The wreck of the Exposition Flyer, April 25, 1946

Bruce Jenner “Believes in the Constitution"

Edit: Building collapse in Cairo NOT Nepal.

Marijuana Business Incubator Launches In Texas As Entrepreneurs Anticipate Legalization

US filmmakers unveil FBI tactics to snare Muslims in "(T)ERROR" film

Remember this old story??

A little note to our trans members, their friends, their loved ones.

US Negotiators 'Very Appreciative' of GMO Critics' Views at TTIP Forum

You clueless Warren lovers don't get it..........

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Set to Enter Republican 2016 Presidential Race

This month marked the 20th anniversary of the OKC bombing.

Would-Be Burglar Found Asleep After Breaking Into House and Making Tater Tots


Sanders: Middle class ‘should be angry’ about inequality

Why do people become cops?

A gem of an article re: Greece & its Predicament from Greg Palast

Bob (ColesCountyDem) is getting close to his gofundme goal!!!

Anti-vaccine leader tells parents to fight immunization bill

Researcher says a sinking Santa Catalina could pose tsunami threat--Today's LA Times:

Florida Commissioner Putnam’s Letter Against Ag Trade With Cuba Crops Out The Facts

Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Completely Kills Cancer Cells

'I'll support drone warfare when it's just robots blasting robots'

The trade-off Obama missed on trade

A favor?

AG Kane Stepping in After UPMC Threatens to Shut Out Medicare Advantage Customers

A favor?

But this time will be different because of president Obama

I am a little put off that an agreement that will affect my fellow American's cannot be shown to....

‘I'm not racist but.....Apes were never meant to drive so stop.’

Bobby Jindal Unveils His "Separate and Unequal Social Policy" for America

a little music to explain GD

The really question about TPP is; "Do we need to sell our stuff to the 5 Billion in the Pacific rim"

What's for Dinner, Sat., April 25, 2015

I would stand in front of a bus for President Obama

The difference between the Republicans and the Democrats

Court rejects Texan’s lawsuit challenging Obama’s health care law

Some pot math for ya regarding california

"Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all."

I figured it was safer to reply here in A&A

Former #Minneapolis mayor writes to Scott Walker: "Welcome to a state that works (just sayin')"

It's a dog, it's a bear, it's - okay, it really is a bear

Do Strong Religious Beliefs Stifle Innovation?

Have you been to Nepal? Solidarity thread.

Scientific Molestation

The Prez chats with the Science Guy

Campaigning hard for a candidate who isn't

Cat thrown from car has a new name, new home

National Review editor: Jenner announcement is all about ‘spectacle, ratings, and ultimately money’

I am pro-parakeet, and I don't care who knows it

Ousted President: Honduras Now Under a Permanent Coup Regime

Attempted Coup And Misguided U.S. Sanctions in Venezuela

We need to get HAPPY around here!!

So, the college search that began two years ago ended today

Myth: The Japanese auto market is closed to American auto manufcturers

Appreciation thread for the people who make Appreciation threads.

gop rape advisory chart

Bill Maher: If you’re on a safari to kill elephants and the elephant kills you instead… ‘good’

gop rape advisory chart

With Hillary absent from S.C. Democratic Convention, likely opponents stump for support

Anti-vaxxers compare childhood immunization to rape

Could Chile Be The Next South American Country To Legalize Marijuana?

Bernie polling at 94% on question if he should run for President. I like it..

The Macro Fly

Pictures from CNN; The earthquake. Horrible. No words adequate.

Correa: Opposition in Ecuador Copying Venezuelan Opposition

Did NASA Just Accidentally Produce A Warp Bubble? EmDrive Could Lead To Warp Drive

Video contradicts police claims about black man who died in jail cell after arrest for sagging pants

Floyd Mayweather Gives Stephen A. Smith a Tour of His Lavish Woman-Beating Dungeon

Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish

Scott Walker, a Pastor’s Son, Runs on Faith as Iowa Beckons

Looking for a good science fiction book.

I was hoping this was a joke, but NPR posted this back on February 14, 2014 5:55 PM ET !

The GOP’s imperial rebirth: How Dick Cheney’s twisted worldview became the guiding light

Ecuador inaugurates Chinese-built dam

C-span is covering thr WHCD "red carpet"

Marking 10 Years Since Ecuador's 'Outlaws' Ousted a President

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

Too many analogies, and all of them miss important points

Can someone explain OMalley as Mayor, zero tolerance and 1 in 6 citizens arrested per year?

Why do we let New Atheists and religious zealots dominate the conversation about religion?

Of the Benghazi committee’s 136 questions to Clinton, 8 are directly about Benghazi

"Tax cuts for top earners fail because the theory is broken" New Scientist UK

Beleaguered National Organization for Marriage Hosts Yet Another Anti-LGBT Rally on Mall

FBI convicted a man on hair analysis. One of the hairs was dog hair.

Wolf Blitzer's date to correspondence dinner: Jane Fonda

Perfectly timed Photo...

Protesters at Iowa funerals must now stay 1,000 feet away

Baltimore’s largest protest of Freddie Gray’s death draws hundreds

Discovered by chance at YouTube while looking for something else: Fireman saves kitten

Lincoln druggist indicted in $2.4M Medicaid fraud probe

Watch abseiling fireman save woman from 10th floor 'suicide jump' - by drop kicking her back through

OK Then I'm watching the Correspondents' Dinner arrivals on CSpan

Why 52% of Americans think the Obama economy is good

As S.C. Democrats wait on Hillary Clinton, likely foes plant seeds

OFFS! Another angry, childish conservative wants to run for President.

Obama Makes It Through Another Day Of Resisting Urge To Launch All U.S. Nuclear Weapons At Once

About Elizabeth Warren. You should watch this.

W Post: In aggressive bid to get noticed, O’Malley hits Clinton from the left

Israel to fly premature surrogate babies out of Nepal by helicopters

Rooftop Restaurant Provides Rare Bright Spot in Gaza

4-25-15 On this day in Labor History the year was 1969 in 2:00

4-25-15 On this day in Labor History the year was 1969 in 2:00

4-25-15 On this day in Labor History the year was 1969 in 2:00

GoFundMe accused of targeting Christians for pulling 'Sweet Cakes' page

So how's your earthquake kit?

4-24-15 On this day in Labor History the year was 2013 1,100 workers lost their lives in 2:00

4-24-15 On this day in Labor History the year was 2013 1,100 workers lost their lives in 2:00

Do Something, Anything: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk | Ramzy Baroud

4-24-15 On this day in Labor History the year was 2013 1,100 workers lost their lives in 2:00