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Archives: November 25, 2011

S&P downgrades the world

At Thanksgiving Dinner in MA, my 5-year old nephew did a play about Paul Revere...

To DU too:Such beautiful colors!! . . An angel brought a generous bagful & gave them all away to us!

New York City's Grateful Turkeys

I don't cry easy but this commercial of a military man makes me choke up...

Homs: the story behind Mani's extraordinary images from the frontline

The day we gorge ourselves and celebrate our successful conquest

Gays will be severely punished, says President Mugabe (possible Republican primary bid? grrr)

Last two Asbstos mines in Quebec close temporarily - CBC News. Let this be permanent!

An editorial by a member of a prominent local family.

Growing Up Libyan

Is this old news?

Is this old news?

I'm a horrible person for laughing.

Thanks to you!

NYT: For War of 1812 Bicentennial, Indifference From Albany

My "Border Freak" Arizona homies are at it again. This is FULL of disgusting, yet VERY funny WIN!!!!

AT&T to withdraw FCC application for T-Mobile merger

R.I.P. Lynn Margulis, Biological Rebel

Ehm.....I Still see ads on the DU ......and "they" are advertising "Reagon's Secret"

"Liberty Walk" (remix shows worldwide #Occupy pics in support of the movement)

National Geographic The Lost Bullet JFK

Walmart Pepper Spray: Woman Injures 10 Shoppers Waiting For Black Friday Deals At Los Angeles Store

Fox News Lies about PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Vote

Is there enough time for there to be yet another anti-Romney?

Infographic: xkcd Shows You Who Got the Money

Infographic: xkcd Shows You Who Got the Money

Thanksgiving -- 1% vs 99% -- toon

Hungary's debt downgraded by Moody's to junk status

Snowless Scandinavians wonder ‘where’s winter?’ Roses have begun to blossom a second time

Amazing Building/Street Art Lisbon Portugal-dailup warning

RuPaul discussion

Wisconsin: Sometimes it's tough to get ID for voting

Juan Cole: Anti-Liberal Netanyahu Slams Arab Spring as Anti-Liberal

no bones about it...

In China, There's Too Much Room at the Inn

Only one gripe about thanksgiving.

Pentagon prepping for budget cuts in the trigger.. that is according to a relative who works there.

Food speculation blamed for East Africa famine

Interesting graphic found on Reddit.

How long until we start seeing ads with the Max Headroom/Mitt Romney comparisons?

Kyoto Pollution Curbs May Lapse on UN Deadlock

I'm thankful for CaliforniaPeggy

I think OWS and the 99% should split. One part could bubble up

Went by a Toys R Us store tonight.

Are we journalists?

A doomed deal? AT&T withdraws T-Mobile bid at the FCC

Occupying Society: How the Movement Hashes Out Race, Class and Privilege in Real Time

A Palestinian woman comforts a man.......

Brewer rebuffed again in map quarrel

Joe Lieberman: Google's Blogger needs button to flag 'terrorist' content

Feds restore pre-Rethug gerry maps in Texas; turncoat ex-Dem quits

Feds restore pre-Rethug gerry maps in Texas; turncoat ex-Dem quits

Consumerism is like a brain-wasting disease

Isn't it possible beings on Mars don't need the same elements to survive as we do?

Conservatives are on Luke Russert's case for his anti-video game Tweets

Black Friday - the ugliest day of the year in America

I just had a duh thought.

Profile of Pepper-Spraying Officer Pike: Ex-Marine, Twice Honored, Allegedly Used Anti-Gay Slur

Pepper Spray is a chemical weapon, why hasn't the President named Obama spoken out about using

Explaining Mitt Romney's dishonesty

More Black Friday fun - a shooting at WalMart

Edited re-post: Feds restore pre-Rethug gerry maps in Texas; turncoat ex-Dem quits

What could go wrong? Black Friday, WalMart, police, and pepper spray

Mexico acknowledges 2nd Mayan reference to 2012

Germany wakes up to festering neo-Nazi threat

Non Sequitur Toon- He was a grateful man...

Cain Car-toon

toon; What Happened?

Post-Gaddafi era casts shadow over Sahara-Sahel

Michele "Dangerfield" Bachmann on MN radio this morning

I understand that prisoners, especially felons are denied Constitutional rights but

Photo shows the cop clearly used the pepper spray in self-defense.

Mitt Romney Thanksgiving menu, courtesy of the Iowa Democratic Party

Obama leaves God out of Thanksgiving speech.

Sad but true toon

WWOOFing: Farm life for the fun of it

Quan's reliance on relatives taints administration {oakland mayor}

Grover Norquist scheduled for MTP on Sunday. Will David Gregory GRILL him or lob softballs?

Spanish cabinet grants pardon to banker Alfredo Sáenz

Report: Greece demanding that private investors accept larger losses on their debt


Fiscal Terrorist -- FB photo

Pepper Spray Developer Denounces Use by UC Davis Police

Eric Cantor's Extreme Makeover

There's one thing that's keeping OWS from exploding and overthrowing the powers that be

Toon Have a Refreshing Glass

Toon Have a Refreshing Glass

'competitive shopping' wtf?

Wisconsin: The Wreck of the Brothers Fitzgerald (don't miss anti-Walker song!!)

Sierra Club Fails to Halt Federal Coal Plant Funds ($294 million financial assistance award)

Rick Perry Should Be Thankful For The Federal Health Care Dollars Flowing Into Texas

100+ teenage sober addicts in recovery and their families gathered last night

Republican Crybaby Wants To Take His Marbles And Go Home

Show on Lady Cops May Have Invaded Privacy

Black Friday Shopper Pepper-Sprays at Wal-Mart

bwhahaha pic: mace-me day parade

What defines "Judicial Activism"? This should just about give the whole story in a nutshell:

Don't Blame Obama For SuperCommittee Collapse -- Republicans Responsible For Failure To Compromise

Safeway guard fired after nabbing 4-year-old who ate from opened box of dried fruit in Wash

"For the United States, spring came in autumn. Who says miracles don't happen?"

Russians to cut Putin's party majority in vote - poll

Occupy Phoenix to Protest at ALEC Summit on November 30

Occupy Phoenix to Protest at ALEC Summit on November 30

Some Suggestions This Holiday Season From The 99%...

I just saw an ad urging people to visit the Gulf Coast, sponsored by . . .

Woman pepper sprays other Black Friday shoppers

Woman pepper sprays other Black Friday shoppers

Pepper spray. (Just wanted to add to the multitude of

Oh... I've got it now.

Cartoon GOP and Pepper Spray-Pitt. Post-Gazette today.

Cartoon GOP and Pepper Spray-Pitt. Post-Gazette today.

A female gorilla born nine days ago at the Lincoln Park Zoo has died

great article! 2012 Repub presidential a joke?

Walker Recall: Witness to a felony

Ok here is something for all of you to ponder on

Last night I went out to grab a donut....


Global Warming: The evidence that cannot be ignored

Possible explosive device found in Arizona Wal-Mart.

George Romero is a prophet. Dawn of the Dead could have been subtitled, "Black Friday"

"We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations,

$220M jail deal comes under fire amid Wayne Co.

Occupy KC at the Plaza Lighting Ceremony - video

Global Mic Check

Global Mic Check

Writer/Activist Mona Eltahawy Arrested, Beaten, Sexually Assaulted By Police In Cairo

Writer/Activist Mona Eltahawy Arrested, Beaten, Sexually Assaulted By Police In Cairo

Herman Cain "almost" refused order to go to the back of the bus..."but ultimately complied."

The American Behind India's 9/11 - And How the U.S. Botched Its Chances to Stop Him

Is there any cheap crap that you would risk being trampled for?

Current Events for Dummies

A very telling five second conversation while arriving at work at UC Berkeley

A very telling five second conversation while arriving at work at UC Berkeley

I served pepper spray to my guests on their arugula salad this evening. It was fabulous.

Black Friday...

How come the Encampments that have sprung up over the last two days at walmart and best buy

(UC Davis) Chancellor Katehi Claims Her Police Force Disobeyed Her - FDL

Introducing....The Pepper Spray Cop Game, by circul8

Help me remember the famous words of wisdom...

Americans won't protest en masse for freedom, but they will riot for cheap crap.

Our wage increases, for the past ten years (!), have gone towards HEALTH INS. premiums, instead.

Anybody in Seattle/Bothell/Kirkland just see a huge red light

Your friendly local police

Banksta rap!

Off-duty police pepper spray NC Walmart shoppers

Overreactions hurt democracy

Did you see today's Non Sequitur comic? (1%)

New pictures of Brazil's isolated Amazon Yanomami tribe (population fell 20% in 7 years)

VIDEO: Police arrests at Wal-Mart #Occupy OKC mic check on Black Friday

Zombies appearing en-masse to purchase materials to further self-hypnotize into deeper Zombie states

NYPD halting drum circle in zucotti now

Hated and Homeless for the Holidays

15 hurt after 'unhappy customer' pepper-sprays Black Friday shoppers

Famed Artist Fairey Shines Light on Invisible Indians with L.A. Mural

So OWS isn't leadersless! Watch and listen to him.

Not so much a poll as just counting responses - You own any Pepper Spray?

This is the Fox News game in a nutshell

Repubs -- Zygoes = People. Corporations = People. Women = not deserving of guaranteed rights.

Frank Miller is...The Dick Knight (toon):

There must be something wrong with my Little Weiner-Dog.

U.S. aims to speed shift to Afghan control of combat operations

Thanksgiving Day or “ThanksTaking” Day?

'Santa Claus Is Coming To... where?' Justin Bieber forgets the lyrics

Conservatives views with no proof!

Questions to ask the candidates

Is a good guy.. fighting Goldman Sachs?

Did they ever call out the liars?

Ok is violence at Black Friday increasing

PBS Nature - My Life as a Turkey (premier Nov 16, 2011)

The last sane people left on Earth.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK, 1962

White flowers invading lawns across SWFL

3% of Pennsylvanians have a positive view of Jerry Sandusky

I never do Black Fridays...

Thanksgiving is over.

Companies give GOP, regulators, different messages

Indian 'Shadow Wolves' stalk smugglers on Arizona reservation

The super committe fails so let’s go on a spending spree

Police slam grandfather trying to protect grandson from crowd to ground Buckeye Walmart

Just realized we were making about what the minimum wage is now in 1973

An exotic animal refuge a few miles from me may have to close

Is a RW Tea Bagger site? Anytime I go there to look at polls / topics they seem

Stocks: Worst Thanksgiving Week Drop Since ’32

The 99% is about coming together despite differences to ask for fairness. For 30 years the

Black (eye) Friday at a Central New York Walmart

occupied, unoccupied, preoccupied

Internet buzzing over YouTube video of Oskar the blind kitten

Republican aspirants accused of lying ads

Bicyclist pleads not guilty in S.F. death

Still unresolved musical controversy from the 1950s:

Bozell: UC Davis protesters DESERVED to be pepper sprayed

Borowitz: In Positive Economic Sign, Walmart Customers Killing Each Other to Buy Shit

The Guardian: Frank Miller and the rise of cryptofascist Hollywood

ExResident George W. Bush's library in Texas will feature a fence made from the bones of Iraqis

Went to Target today. Meh.

Went to Target today. Meh.

Went to Target today. Meh.



Mexico acknowledges 2nd Mayan reference to 2012

Libyan prisoners tortured by rebels in Khoms

It may be Black Friday, but I like so many here, have no money for shopping other than necessities

(((PICS))) Occupy Apple Pie!

A 6 year old's Christmas wish list. LOL (Signs fo changing times)

Louisiana petitions to leave illegal immigrants out of 2010 census

On reflection this day, how proud are you of America?

Women brawl at Walmart nail salon video

The Fascinating History of How Corporations Became "People" -- Thanks to Corrupt Courts Working for

Did anyone go to Thanksgiving and have their relatives defend the UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop?

Authors Rick Moody and David Brin respond to Frank Miller's attack on OWS

*****Official DU Pig List*****

The one percent answers back: What do we want?

Legal battle ignites over Jesus statue in Montana

'Baggers Truly Co-opted:Tea Party Activists Challenge 'Occupy Black Friday' w/ 'BUYcott Black Friday

Why have the Hermie Cain harassment stories disappeared from view? n/t

Occupy Movement Inspires Rise In U.S. Campus Activism - Reuters

Italy forced to pay record interest rates at auction

Italy forced to pay record interest rates at auction

Krugman: We Are the 99.9%

AT&T Said to Plan Bigger Asset-Sale Offer to Save Takeover

Study of Marines shows guilt is top cause of PTSD

Study of Marines shows guilt is top cause of PTSD

Ted Rall- 11-18: The Day that everything changed

The Redistribution of Wealth to the Rich - Handy Guide

NATO's Great Victory : Destroying Libya’s Welfare State

Camping out-- Public property vs. Private property


Black Friday Wrap-Up: Better Than Expected or Worse Than Imagined?

Black eye Friday for Wal-Mart: Pepper sprays, stun guns, beatings, shooting, fights, did I miss any?

Progressive Pat Thurston filling in for Ronn Owens on KGO, discussed Nixon and Black Friday.

5 Ridiculous Myths People Use to Trash Local Food -- And Why They're Wrong

Shout Out To America's Retail Workers

Jobs, revenue lost in pot dispensary crackdown.

Our Turkey this year was about 80 percent white meat

Argentinian Doctors Identify Major Health Problems Associated With GMO Soy

Occupy is dead; long live the 99% movement!

Newt 2012 has been calling repeatedly

Look at the new balloon that was in Macy's Parade:

I'm wondering if

Beloved Classic French Car Goes Electric

Pepper-Spray Cop’s Money Troubles: He Is Also the 99%

The USA PATRIOT Act 10 Years Later

What would a "zero fees" full reserve People's Bank look like?

Democracy Now: Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, William Greider: Next Steps for the 99% Movement

50 cents per Watt solar lamanate panels.

Not All Cops Are Assholes

Wayne County (MI) officials need the boot after the Meals on Wheels scndal.

Cool pic from Occupy Austin

Intense ‘Twilight’ Scene Triggers Seizure Reports - photosensitivity epilepsy

(Australia) Immunise or lose benefits, parents told

Occupy Meet the Press This Sunday- The 'liberal' media is having another hour with Grover Norquist!

The Official Recall Scott Walker Flash Mob Video

The Supreme Court Will Uphold Health Care Reform, and Here's Why

Precursors to the French Revolution

Aerial Pic Of UC Davis General Assembly This Last Tuesday... A Couple Days After The Gassing...

Why are Congress and corporations and security and police agencies so obsessed with censorship...?

Wis Dems Shopping For Recall-Walker Signatures On Black Friday

Why doesn't Grover norquist want to drown the TSA, Homeland Security, Patriot act in the bathtub?

Obama Issues Veto Threat On Bush Tax Cuts

ron paul discussion

I think I'm going to be sick. It's only 8am west coast and see what's all ready happen today

Labor Unions Plan To Occupy Congress From Dec 5-9.

Nine businesses ticketed for Black Friday opening

Thanksgiving Parade Photo: Comments?

Question: If you write over an ENTIRE hard drive with data,

Libya told to end human rights abuses

Pls Tell Me Your Fave Books & Videos Re- Progressive Issues!

DHS co-ordinating brutal nationwide police attacks upon #OWS? Guess who is the DHS overseer:

9 Reasons Readers Should Wear Tinfoil Hats

Toon - Comparing Pepper Service

Food banks ask for the same healthy food people serve their own family - hold the ramen noodles

Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) run rampant like a plague...

5-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged With Battery On Officer

Draw your own conclusions (pic)

Happy Birthday Cliffordu

Every time these guys debate Ron Paul looks better in comparison.

I just found out that my sister, after telling me 6 months ago to not post anything

Update on the teen who sent out the bad tweet about Governor Brownback

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy

Second person arrested in ‘toxic tush’ case

Give something (or two) that embarrasses you about your state:

This is [part] of the scene at Best Buy in Henrietta, New York

Question for economists:

Senators demand the military lock up citizens in a "battlefield"

“How Could This Happen in America?” Why Police Are Treating Americans Like Military Threats

“How Could This Happen in America?” Why Police Are Treating Americans Like Military Threats

Police: 'Pregnant' Occupy protestor tried to lure children (Jennifer Fox)