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An Abortion Story...

One of my sister's best friends got pregnant while she was in high school.

When her father found out... a number of months in... he took out a baseball bat...

and hit her in the gut...

That did not work.

So a few days/weeks later...

He pushed her down a flight of stairs...

That worked.

It's not all nice and fuzzy in the arms of love out there...


Don't Want To Be Insensitive To A Fellow Duer's Personal Story... But...

Does anybody else here find it ironic that a child of adoption would hope against abortion ???

Help me out here... the mother in this case DID NOT have an abortion.

Something the "pro-lifers" have been advocating for... for decades.

How does a woman win here ???


Tax... The... Fucking... Rich.... We've Had OUR Turn With Austerity...

Now... It's THEIR Turn...


This Is Both Hilarious... And Important... Maybe We Should Challenge Each Other To DNA Testing...

Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever
HuffPo
Posted: 11/11/2013 5:30 pm EST | Updated: 11/12/2013 3:23 pm EST

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A white supremacist behind an initiative to turn a North Dakota town into a "white enclave" received some shocking news -- he's not 100 percent white.

Craig Cobb, a 62-year-old man who has aimed to start a community for white supremacists and neo-Nazis, received some news that he wasn't too happy about, although we must admit, it gave us quite a chuckle.

During an appearance on The Trisha Goddard Show, Cobb was given the results of a DNA Diagnostics test and found out he is 14 percent Sub-Saharan African, and it was all caught on camera.

Watch the clip above and check out the hilarity that ensues.

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Link (w/Video): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/craig-cobb-white-supremacist-black_n_4256360.html


Well... Hillary Has Definitely ONE Benefit Up On Warren...

Moneyed Republicans will DEFINITELY start contributing to Hillary Clinton if Warren decded to run.

They'd have no other option.


I Have A Question For The Class... Why Doesn't The President Embarrass Them...

I'm talking about the Republicans here...

He HAS The Bully Pulpit... why doesn't he go on TV and shame the shit out of them.

They have NO PROBLEM doing it to him.

He's one hell of a campaigner...

And playing nice definitely doesn't work.


LOL !!! - Thank You, Reverend Al !!! - Time For A Re-Post...

John Fugelsang: Sarah Palin is the ‘Jar Jar Binks’ of the GOP
By David Ferguson - RawStory
Saturday, November 9, 2013 13:39 EST



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In an appearance on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC, comedian and former Current TV host John Fugelsang poked fun at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s new book tour and compared her to the much-mocked character Jar Jar Binks from George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequel, “Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”

Palin — as guest host Michael Eric Dyson pointed out — is currently on a publicity tour for her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.

“She’s getting in on the War on Christmas bandwagon about five years after Bill O’reilly made it trendy,” Fugelsang mocked.

“She does for the GOP what Jar Jar Binks did for Star Wars Episode I,” he went on. “She distracts the easily amused from a total lack of narrative.”

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Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/09/john-fugelsang-sarah-palin-is-the-jar-jar-binks-of-the-gop/



The House Intelligence Committee's Misinformation Campaign About the NSA - EFF

The House Intelligence Committee's Misinformation Campaign About the NSA
BY MARK M. JAYCOX - EFF
NOVEMBER 12, 2013

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Rep. Mike Rogers, Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), is a busy man. Since June, he (and HPSCI) have been all over the media with press statements, TV appearances, and tweets, relentlessly trying to persuade the public that the National Security Agency (NSA) is merely doing its job when it collects innocent Americans' calling records, phone calls, and emails.

One such release is a "Myths v. Facts" page: http://intelligence.house.gov/myth-vs-fact-fisa-collection tackling the fact and fiction of the NSA's activities. In addition to collecting phone calls and emails, we now know these practices include deliberately weakening international cryptographic standards and hacking into companies' data centers, but, unfortunately, the page is misleading and full of NSA talking points. And one statement is downright false.

Wrong Information

In the "Myths v. Facts" page, HPSCI touts company cooperation with the spying programs, writing: the NSA is not stealing data from tech companies without their knowledge. But two weeks ago, the Washington Post reported the exact opposite: the NSA secretly broke into the main links connecting data centers within Yahoo! and Google. Time for an update?

HPSCI is supposed to be informed of significant intelligence activities—and given Rep. Rogers’ well-publicized concerns over cybersecurity (he introduced a bill called CISPA), we'd expect him to ensure the committee knew of such an attack if he’d been informed. Members of Congress must find out whether HPSCI knew about the attacks on private companies, and if they did, why they published such misinformation.

Word Games

The document also uses two different word games. First, it sets up a straw man...

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More: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/house-intelligence-committees-misinformation-campaign

Anybody Here Personally Know Somebody Who Is Being Screwed By Our Current Political System ???

I know a whole lot of 'em.



Democrat Takes Lead In Virginia Attorney General’s Race, With A Recount Appearing Likely - WaPo

Democrat takes lead in Virginia attorney general’s race, with a recount appearing likely
By Antonio Olivo and Laura Vozzella - WaPo
Updated: Monday, November 11, 5:00 PM E-mail the writers

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Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring took the lead in the extraordinarily tight Virginia attorney general race Monday evening, after he picked up more than 100 previously uncounted votes in Richmond.

Herring had started the day trailing his Republican opponent, state Sen. Mark Obenshain, by a mere 17 votes out of 2.2 million cast. But as jurisdictions across the state continued to scrub their vote counts, the State Board of Elections showed Herring with a 117-vote lead late Monday.

Attorneys from both parties have descended on elections offices in Fairfax County and Richmond. Meanwhile, the campaigns said they were cautiously optimistic but were bracing for a long, drawn-out battle, which appears almost certainly headed to a recount and could seesaw again.

“We’re always excited to see the movement go to our favor, and we’re just going to make sure over the next few weeks and however long this plays out that every single vote counts,” said Ashley Bauman, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “Because I think in the end, we feel confident that our candidate will be on the winning side.”

The razor-thin margin between the two candidates, a small fraction of 1 percent on Monday, has brought new urgency to the normally mundane process of accounting for all votes cast in the statewide elections.

In Richmond, city election officials found...

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More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/tally-in-virginia-ag-race-continues-to-change/2013/11/11/5d931cde-4af8-11e3-9890-a1e0997fb0c0_story.html?tid=hpModule_13097a0c-868e-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394


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