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Archives: October 20, 2013

Breaking - JP Morgan Chase to pay $13B in penalties

Two HDRs from Scott County Iowa 101913

OK, I am now fairly freaked out about the ACA and the insurance exchanges.

Time Will Tell

I've just about had it with Yahoo Sports. Where else can I see the latest scores...

Cashing Out: U.S. Military Quits Critical Air Base After $100 Million in Payoffs

Now We're Even

Cruz bashes Affordable Care Act at doctors’ event in Austin

28th Wedding Anniversary, and a miracle on my driveway.

Sailor: “After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead”

Cheney Feared Terrorists Could Hack His Heart

Freaks is on TCM.


Lady looks like a dude: Female model goes male to get more jobs

Peru considers shark fishing curbs to stop dolphins' slaughter for bait

Peru considers shark fishing curbs to stop dolphins' slaughter for bait

Senator Reid: Ted Cruz "hurt average Americans" as part of bid to raise his nat'l stature & run for

Colombia's Santos: Talks with FARC are on right path

Does anyone use a thermal vacuum cooker?

Anybody know what the work rule changes were that BART management came up with at the last moment?

OpEdNews: Why is The Economist Chortling over the Prospect of Oil Pollution in Ecuador?

Walmart Fires Man for Being a Decent Person

I have a question?

Impossible To Govern If Elections Never End - Colorado Recalls The New GOP Endless Election Policy

Chilean men carved swastikas into body of gay man they killed

A Fascist Revival Stirs in Spain

How To End the Tea Party?

It was a great day in Columbus today!

Billionaire Koch Brothers Spending Millions To Deny Health Coverage To Low-Income Americans

Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those charged in Navy bribery scandal

Super typhoon Francisco on course for Japan

Cruz Wants Conservatives To Hold GOPers 'Accountable' For Opposing Defunding Effort

"The G.O.P.’s Phantom Schism"

At the risk of angering "Red Sox nation", those beards look dopey

There are two universities in this town. One for the poor and middle class kids...

"For post-shutdown reform ideas, many look to California"

So I finally finished "The Wheel of Time" 20 years after I started it.

BART train kills 2 workers near San Francisco

BART train kills 2 workers near San Francisco

Nearly Half Million Apply for U.S. Health Insurance Despite Flaws: Official

Winter In America Gets Colder – Why We Choose Poverty

Pres Obama's Weekly Address: Working Together on Behalf of the American People

Drug-smuggling cat caught carrying cannabis parcels into Moldova prison

dad takes selfies with his new born

Does anyone have a list of all of the ridiculous claims the tea party made and got wrong?

Kenya’s girls fight back against FGM (female mutilation) practices

"Republicans Vow To Block Immigration Reform After Shutdown Fight"

UN torture investigator wants access to Calif. prison isolation units

"Big Business knocks GOP’s ‘Taliban minority’"

Talks open on no fishing zone to protect Antarctic seas

A political donation tax

Grocery Store Strike Looms

In China, victory for wildlife conservation as citizens persuaded to give up shark fin soup

Tea Party Leader Suggests Class Action Lawsuit Against Homosexuality

Where Have All the Jobs Gone? (from May 3, 2013)

The Walking Dead - A Bad Lip Reading

In Vermont, the Call To Unionize Is Coming From Inside the Home


Search intensifies for Avonte Oquendo, missing autistic teen from Queens

Water Powered Car Unveiled: Yes It's Real

The Party of No Anatomy

How about a broken heart button?

The first smart car got 60 miles to the gallon

USAF's first space/lunar suit, built two years before Sputnik

For the second time in a week, the rare, serpentine oarfish has surfaced on a Southern Cali beach

I visited my favorite park because the sun came out for the first time today.

As A Nation We Are A House Bitterly Divided And Probably Will Not Stand.

FBI and Capitol Police Investigating Ted Cruz Twitter Threats

Two-Year-Old Dies After Accidentally Shooting Herself Inside Fayetteville Home

"AP sources: 476,000 Obamacare applications filed"

Junior Master Chef Producers (sums up repugs)

I just read something in a fiction book that made me stop, think and then come here to write

Train kills 2 track workers amid SF Bay strike

A note about words I personally hate so stop using them, alright??

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

An aging maverick, Charlotte native Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong has no regrets...

Omaha woman gets $6.5M for injuries in 2007 crash; Lexus' air bag didn't fully inflate


I wanted to ask you guys something

It's late. I'm bored. What's on the internet tonight?

Heroic Broken Sewage Pipe Floods Congress With Human Waste

Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of course) Stephen Colbert

One Republican Caused the Shutdown.

Why is NATO stalking our schoolchildren?

Happy Harvest!

It could happen ...

24 Billion? Billion, with a B

John Barry - The Midnight Cowboy Theme

Thelonious Monk - Round About Midnight

Isley Brothers - Midnight Sky

Post in this thread if you have a secret internet crush on me

Missing Autistic Boy from NY has been gone 2 weeks now , anyone from NY ?

On sale now.

Dem Rep. Steve Cohen on MSNBC: Tea Partiers 'Are the Domestic Enemies'

NBC News says hundreds of thousands of policies cancelled, rates for many increasing.

Creased face.

World Series: Sox or Cards?

Signs of the Upwising

Boo - A Universal brevity (1932)

Magic Sam- All Your Love/Lookin' Good

this is the 40th anniversary of the "Saturday Night Massacre"

Red Sox 2013 TESSIE Season The Dropkick Murphys

Cat watching Star Wars

Tigers' Season Ends As Bullpen Fails Again In ALCS

A gorgeous woman called me and told me to come over, that no one was home.

Albert Collins- I Ain't Drunk

Senator Cruz Returns To Texas Welcome After Shutdown Battle

HRC looks so tired in her appearance with Terry McAuliffe----NOT

Not Larry Sabato: Lt. Governor's Race Over As Well

It's Halloween time. Let's have some spooky stories, links, or other bits of horror.

Carl's Lock - Broncos vs Colts 2013 (Gives up on 2013 Giants' season)

"Incubus" cult movie with William Shatner is on TCM soon (2:15 am Eastern)

Saturday night is the worst part of being a parent...

PA: Democrats now outnumber Republicans in Delaware County

Chinese couple sells babies for iPhones and shoes, authorities say

The party of No: Inside the US Government shutdown

Trailer 'The Wolf of Wall Street' (Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill)

Just thinking about how scientists now

Will Repubs unite before the next budget battle??

Gun owning liberal and watching Baggars shoot at a range

Explode and Make Up - Sugar

Except For Christie GOP Presidential Hopefuls Tea Bagging Dominionists

This Last Shut Down And Debt Limit Fiasco Is Just A Prequel.

Has anyone seen "The Fifth Estate" this weekend?

MADDOW: Jim Bob Duggar TRY's To Deliver Sound-bite For VA Candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Kid President - Socktober

Is it too early to start posting Xmas music?

Robert Parry: The Abject Failure of Reaganomics

Wouldn't you just love to have a family health care plan for $40,000 a year?

Charles Pierce of Esquire: I Hate Centrism

Wind Power Makes Hydrogen for German Gas Grid

Obama meets with Chait, Brooks, Barro

Geothermal Industry Looks to Raise Its Game

Guardian, Boston Globe, AxisPhilly, Texas Tribune take home 2013 Online Journalism Awards

Can we stop saying we're "proud members"? Of stuff?

I'd like your opinion about this

Mysterious Event at My House

Find something to be happy about today (Sunday Oct 20, 2013)

On the scene of the JFK assassination: ‘It was chaos’

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

New introduction

This Is Democracy?! Billionaires Flooding Campaign Coffers of Greedy Virginia Politicians

Right-Wing Lunacy Never Sleeps: 10 Nutty, Vile and Absurd Utterances From the Fringe This Week

Photos, Video, etc. Packed House Cheers Terry McAuliffe, Hillary Clinton

Zlatan back heel goal

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Purrsonal Best Edition

Demystifying the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys - Our Forgotten Victims

Fighting Back Against the Tyranny of the National Security State

False Equivalency

About those letters from Blue Cross Blue Shield:

calif. finds more instances of offshore fracking

violence during gay pride march in montenegro

AP ceo: press freedom vs. security a false choice

Refreshing and Smart suggestion for Republicans. A LTE in my paper today/ from a person in the South

Great way to start the day

'Police gunman told me to ignore paedophiles’, says ex-child protection officer

Obama Will Have To Rely More And More On Executive Orders

Feel free to continue.........

Things are so bad, Ronald McDonald is now working in Mexico

BART workers on Strike - Management kills 2 rail workers

Egypt: Condemnation for anti-protest law

From adultery to illegal gambling — U.S. military generals face tougher scrutiny for personal conduc

The idiocy of the cultural boycott of Israel

Food Stamp Corporate Welfare

Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not liking all these new TP commercials.

Do We Need Another Rolls-Royce Showroom?

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

California man secures health insurance for $1 per month through Obamacare

Family of first Arab Righteous Among the Nations rejects Israeli recognition

Bleak House

David Gregory...

Fantasy Football Start em, Sit em Week 7 - Make your NFL Picks

Hunter parks with wolf on the roof at Square

Twilight of the 747

'Atheist church' seeks £500,000 to build online platform

Drunkin off-duty cop tried to arrest

100 Facebook friends show up to defend bullied student

An agnostic defends religion

Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare

How rich is the Catholic Church in Germany?

White Sedition Petition link

Wisconsin: Veterans were arrested. Journalists were arrested. Elected officials were arrested.

The Critical Condition of Health in Texas

So it's 'innovation' when a billionaire finds a loophole around paying taxes

Gun-toting police chief Mark Kessler sued over BB-gun incident allegedly involving his son

Freedom of Speech a Casualty of Official Response to Student Drinking

Barnes or Noble ?

Davy Jones' lighthouse.

What's for Dinner? ~ Sunday Oct 20th

The Shadow Right

Tipping Points TV Series Begins Airing Saturday at 9pm EDT

Gun lobby "activists" try (and fail) to get Democratic counter-protesters arrested

The Forgotten War: Love Letter to a Soldier in Afghanistan


Jim Hightower: Health Care Hypocrisy

How high? How deep? . . . Please come CAPTION Sheriff Joe Arpaio!!

Don’t go to jail : Only 841 places left in entire British penal system.

Shunned by Egypt, Hamas reaches out to Palestinian rival Abbas

Good morning!

Now in its thirteenth year, Birthright is coming of age

The Super Hot California Model

I lay the blame for the influence of the so-called Tea Party on the MSM including

Want to educate some of the people you know about wealth in this nation?

Bloodthirstyasshole who'd gladly remotely kill a mans pacemaker assumes it would happen to himself.

The Fog Of Foolish Debate: And The Coming Disaster For Real People

Gaza tunnel was for high-profile attack

Second Oarfish Washes up in California.

Texas Textbook Publishers Say No To Creationism

"Serious patriots" define "normal".

Has there ever been an effort to stop the teaching of Creationism in public schools?

Dorothy has a question.

Lying Works!

An intellectual giant in toddler circles! . . . Please come CAPTION Fox's John Bolton!!!

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, October 22: The Story of Film

24 Billion Dollars - approx. I think the RNC should reimburse America from their campaign coffers.

Got any weather ? Hayling Island properties hit by 'tornado'

Stephanopoulos is off today so Jon KARL continues his own BFEE duties, RADDATZ assisting

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, October 23: Bob's Picks

Matthew Dowd, Jeb Bush, James Baker

Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corp Showing 7% Returns, Facing Axe Thanks To Abbott

CO: Pro-recall operatives try and fail to get counterprotesters arrested

A Party That Says Resources Vital To Life Are A Privilege & Not A Right Should Not Exist.

Coastal Aquifers In Bangladesh Showing "Alarming" Rise In Salinity

Sometimes those random acts of kindness pay off big time... Ellen DeGeneres


Why do we say Tuna Fish? Is there a Tuna Beef? Tuna Chicken? Tuna Pork?

Obama strikes at the heart of Reaganism

My father, a deeply religious man, just passed away.

Watchdog demands to know why Obama renounced debt-limit power

New South Wales Enjoying Month-Early Flowering Season Along With Record Bushfires

Face the Nation should have been called Bob Schieffer sets up McConnell campaign

Supreme Court Preserves Victory Over Oil/Gas Development!

Companies slashing worker hours "because of Obamacare"

Cruz has a very poorly done hair transplant.

The stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate

Battling on two fronts, moderate Syrian rebels struggle for funding, lose fighters

Don't tread on mgph mllrp

Bubble Tea Party

Peruvian Report Shows Gas Company Overflying Manu Park, Most Biodiverse Place On Planet

Jovanka Broz, Marshal Tito's widow, First Lady of Yugoslavia, dies aged 88

Cruz' undeclared Cayman "investment". 6K magically becomes 100K (or more).

Let's take our country back!!!!!

HARTMANN: The Blue Print for the Government Shutdown

Scientists Find 60+ Previously Unknown Species In Surinam, Including Cocoa Frog, Beetles, More

Shields and Brooks on news: Tom Foley, Shutdown, Republican reality caucus ...

Back Door Secession

The Truthiness of Rand Paul: Advice for Medical Students-"Misinformation Works"

NYT: Lobbyists Ready for a New Fight on U.S. Spending

Are right wing hate emails a form of harassment?

Ilyse Hogue Discusses Recent Anti-Choice Restrictions on "NOW with Alex Wagner"

The Age of the Docile Educator

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing opposition, it has only one way to go"

“How do we go forward ?” Republican talking points bullshit!!

This is just part of how tax payers subsidize the labor force of the 1%

Does TIVO provide the same functions as a smart TV?

I can picture Cruz and his Cayman outfit peddling pills across Alberta to

Fox News Reportedly Used Fake Commenter Accounts To Rebut Critical Blog Posts

You're Gonna Miss Me, Lulu and the Lampshades

Fox News Reportedly Used Fake Commenter Accounts To Rebut Critical Blog Posts

Basic hardware setup for recording to PC computer (XP)

Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in G.O.P.’s ‘Civil War’

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll 10/20/13 - Tigers and Bears oh my!

BART workers on Strike - Management kills 2 rail workers

The Rake

Where is our Yellerpup?

Is Your Country Despotic? A 1940s Guide to Freedom

How Washington Really Redistributes Income

Apple’s Lisa Jackson Discusses Company’s Quest for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Truth about the Original Tea Party

Budget Deficit result of "Insane Defense Spending" not SSI or Medicaid

"NC health insurance rates among nation's highest"

Two SHUTDOWN toons

The House Select Committee's own investigator, Dan Hardway's investigation to the CIA...

Please start using the "Bircher" identity when talking about Tea Party.

Cruz: GOP lost because they didn’t accuse Dems of holding children ‘hostage’

For Syrian refugees in Jordan, aid from Israel comes in a whisper

Justice for Quinten (a call for an investigation into the death of a child)

"Marco Rubio: Obama Has Undermined Immigration Reform By Refusing To Defund Obamacare"

I wouldn't be surprised if Suh gets fined 20 grand just for showing up to the game today.

Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in G.O.P.’s ‘Civil War’

Suicide bomber kills 31 in Syria's Hama: state media

Afghan special forces commander defects with guns to insurgents

Work begins on Calif. bullet train, locals angry

Suicide bombings kill at least 12 across Iraq: police

I just wanted to put this in your head

Paul Krugman savages Greenspan- "The Worst Ex-Central Banker in the World"

Britain to build Europe's first nuclear plant since Fukushima

No end yet for BART strike in Cali, Frisco.

Israel's Livni to block effort to bar talks about Jerusalem

Sofa nightmare, Richmond Times Dispatch Absolutely RIPS Cuccinelli, Endorses Nobody for VA Gov

The absolute WORST part of

Rubio: House GOP ‘Deserves’ Not To Negotiate On Immigration After Shutdown

***** DIY DUzy Thread II (In which we try again) *****

It can always get worse ...

McCain seeks united Republican front against Obamacare as Cruz fights on

Libyan politician to fight UK attempt to keep role in his rendition secret

François Hollande's intervention in Roma deportation case sparks anger

From England, one man feeds Western media on Syria.

A Bit of fall out-

Their Hero, Reagan,

40 maps that will help you make sense of the world. Fascinating.

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 35 in busy cafe

DERSHOWITZ said Ted Carnival CRUZ was his student and very smart, very principled *BUT*

Flags are flying half mast at some places in NC today. Why?

Japanese company creates wine for cats

Video suggesting soldiers looted attacked mall angers Kenyans

I've seen a couple threads about Dick Cheney's heart story on "60 Minutes"

12 Years A Slave TRAILER

Next round in fight over abortion restrictions

ND white supremacist disrupts council meeting

Please start using the TEA BAGGER identity when discussing the TEA BAGGERS

No end yet for BART strike in San Francisco

’12 Years a Slave’ portrays religion at its best and worst

The Right’s Obamacare Rhetoric Is Completely Detached from Reality

Blackfish the movie, great documentary, a killer whale that killed a trainer, on CNN Oct 24

Signs of rift between Israel and US over Iran

The Walking Dead 4.2 "Infected" (spoiler alert)

I Have Officially Named My Canned Meat Dish--Around The World Pita Fajitas.

I never realized the Hindenburg was so HUGE until I saw this pic.

Argentines link health problems to agrochemicals

Argentines link health problems to agrochemicals

SHOCKING custody trial -CEO Batters Wife, Claims She Is An Unfit Mother Because She Had An Abortion

Vegetarian student gets own back by cooking and eating piranha that chomped her finger

Millions of people trying to log into "Obamacare" website crashes it, "It's a complete failure,

Cameras....which one?

"OOPS! We can't find this page"

NYT Editorial: Alarming Abuses of Medical Credit Cards

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

The Masculine Mystique

Tea Party Spoiling for a Bigger Fight

Sandy Hook shooting details released amid criticism

Gov. Bill Richardson, Rep. Barbara Lee, Special Statement on Obamacare on my show Tonight at 7pm EST

President Obama just makes things so polarizing...

A Modest Proposal To Neutralize Gerrymandering

New campaign uses real Google searches to expose how the world talks about women

It totally happened...

What's with the media onslaught of the ACA talking about a fucking website

The Tea Party is Special -- Just Not in the Way It Thinks

Ted Cruz is politically dangerous and probably insane

New Study: Koch's Could Make $100 Billion on Keystone XL Pipeline Deal

I have been trying to find a comparison of retail prices for food around the world.

In 2011 Canadian officials FIRED the firm behind the ACA website

Hundreds take part in annual 'Zombie Walk' in Chile

I give up---I throw in the towel---I surrender....

Gregory Crawford's Weekly Rant -- Oct. 18, 2013 -- World News Trust

Friday News Dump -- Oct. 18, 2013 -- World News Trust

Like a snowball rolling downhill, it has its own momentum...

Top Republican Slams Ted Cruz: 'Show A Little Self-Restraint'

ACA success stories blog; go add yours

107 miles...

Koch-Backed Group Targets GOP Lawmaker Open To Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Falcons move one step closer to #1 draft pick elimination. nt

Graham Opposes Obamacare Because His ‘Friend’ Owns 52 Wendy’s And Has To Insure Employees

Tennessee Couple Accused Of Selling Daughters As Young As 6 Years Old To Pornagraphers

E. J. Dionne Derails Gregory’s Segment On Obama ‘Leadership’: You Mean ‘Adopt Republican Positions’

Getting Ready To Make History...

‘Jackass’ star drugged at University of Arizona frat party

If we want to save SS from cuts, we need to submit a scarier bill to lower the age to 50yrs.

The Right Wing’s Closed Information Loop May Set Up The Next Government Shutdown

Breakfast Time

This kitchen dancing is for cbayer & Starboard Tack

Meat So Cheap You Could Die

Republicans Look To Capitalize On Obamacare Problems Heading Into 2014 Elections

Don't trust the media's "New American Center "meme.

Ok whats with the weird Packer uniforms?

Race is central to the fear and angst of the US right - Read this please

Dang it.

I was just interviewed by a sheriff's deputy.

Argentines link health problems to farming chemicals

Egypt Gunmen Open Fire On Coptic Christian Wedding In Cairo

It's mobilization time again, folks.

Rumors have it that the next SS COLA will be about 1.5%

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Guardian’ Scoops Up Two Online Journalism Awards For NSA Coverage

Museum Featuring Diego Rivera Auto Industry-Themed Murals Could Fall Victim To Detroit Bankruptcy

Vanishing point

Religious Teabagger implies Obama killed his grandmother!

US Navy's Largest Destroyer To Go Into Water Without Fanfare At Maine's Bath Iron Works

Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky, but . . .

ok. here is my contribution to words I am tired of hearing

Jimmy Kimmel Unnecessary Censorship: Government Shutdown Edition

Rubio: We didn't get to defund the ACA so we deserve to dictate immigragion reform

Rome housing protesters set up camp in city centre

Prisoner Sent to Solitary for Having "Copious Amounts of Anarchist Publications"

To help you pass time before The Walking Dead tonight: Zombie Toy Story!

Settlers Attack Palestinian Olive Pickers, Damage Trees

Haha. Bill Clinton to spend three days campaigning for McAuliffe just before election

It's snowing by my Mom!

Meet The Israeli Who Vows To Keep Going To Jail Until Africans Are Released

Why Women Still Aren’t Getting Promoted at Work

E.J. Dionne derails Gregory’s segment on Obama ‘leadership’: You mean ‘adopt Republican positions’

Man Who Toppled Ancient Rock Suing for Disability

ObamaCare Enrollees To Join President In Rose Garden Monday Morning

Former TX U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Ted Cruz - video link

Got pulled for Jury Duty...

Cillizza: Shutdown post-mortem.

Can Rand Paul Learn to Tell the Truth?

Iranian, Russian Air Force Commanders Discuss Mutual Cooperation

Old Girls Party. Turn your sound down, they are LOUD!

European faith leaders debate "Is secularism the new terrorism?"

Mexico Condems Reported US Spying On President

Christmas displays up in stores too early? DO something about it.

Not a pleasant sight -- Miley Cyrus SQUASHED!!!

Psssssttt!!! Wanna see a magic trick?

Dyslexic Dogzilla vs Himself:

MiddleFingerMom is not the sharpest tool on the belt.

The MiddleFingerMomShroom:

I don't see how the repubs solve their internecine battle for control

WHISTLING PAST GRAVE YARD! We all Love our Politics and Sports BUT..Meanwhile!

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe interview at the Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit

Feminist Hulk Smash Shutdown, Rescue Women On Food Aid!(let me try this again)

Relative Says Family Of Egyptian Doctor Honored By Israel Won't Accept Award

Under the sea

Christmas bottles

Retail Traffic Down 7% During Shutdown: Report

Jack Leroy Tueller

As A Viet Vet Being Called A Loser At The Anti Recall Protest Shows How Sick Recaller Supporters Are

Mercifully, just five kids accidentally shot this week, ages 5, 8, 14, 15 and 15.

Egypt gunmen open fire on Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo

U.S. housing regulators seek over $6 billion from BofA: FT

Republicans have it half right about Welfare...

Hey Republicons!

You know the funniest thing about the Obamacare site glitches?

Nick Clegg turns on Michael Gove over his 'ideological' school reforms

I love Chinatown, San Francisco!

Washington legend Don James dies

Have you been waiting for this book?

One of these men is a blood sucking vampire from a bygone era

Fans of Thomas Cahill's "Hinges of History" -

“You don’t have to like the president; you don’t have to like me."

Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health in Texas

For my fellow foodies...Cook's Country's "Grilled Steak Fajita Pizza" recipe.