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Archives: December 26, 2013

Federal judge rules that TSA, FBI can detain and arrest you for carrying Arabic flashcards

US drone strike (Dec. 25th) kills three in northwest Pakistan

I don't know about you....

Baucus IDEAL China Ambassador: He Is Fluent In Corporate Shillism

Locked out Musicians to perform Beethoven, Mozart (3 more labor stories at link)

A dynamite bomb destroyed a portion of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles

Raise the Wage at McDonald's!

Man eats popcorn every day for 20 years; blames buttery flavor for respiratory disease; sues company

SEIU Columbus Janitors Head Into The New Year Knowing There Is Power In The Union

Walmart Workers Taking Their Fight For Decent Pay And Union Rights Into The New Year

Had a health care moment yesterday

Have a Teddy Bear Christmas

Rawlemon Spherical Solar Energy Generator

Ring of Fire: World Bank Hypocrisy on Climate Change Action

All I want for Christmas

He did the right thing, found and returned $300,000 in cash in his cab..Huff Post

Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot

Maybe McDonalds Should Feed Their Employees andFamilys if.....

There's a special kind of hate directed at those who voice support for feminist issues.

Krampus, the Anti-Klaus

Has anyone found the nude beach in Grand Theft Auto 5 yet?

Christmas Rants and Raves

GOP, Business Recast Message

Sarah Palin: I didn’t read ‘Duck Dynasty’ interview

I got 5 scratch cards in my stocking.

Report justifies EPA decision on fracking despite agency's bow to industry

Watching quite possibly the most racist Sci Fi movie I've ever seen

So, who is up for yet another ice storm tale of woe?

Indiana now up for grabs in next big marriage equality test.

How do you select threads?

Goldman et. al got a free screening of 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and they cheered (the crimes)

Karl Polanyi, prescient in 1944............

Japan PM Abe to visit Yasukuni WW2 shrine

Christmas is a "My Man Godfrey" night.

Christmas miracles 2013 edition.

Taiwan fines Apple $666K over iPhone pricing

AFSCME Local in Iowa Triples Toys for Tots Donation This Year (damn union thugs!)

Americablog in 2011:Numerous Chris Christie corruption scandals would re-emerge if he ran for POTUS

Christmas in Southern California: temperatures near record highs

Any recommendation for an afternoon at the movies?

Gov. Christie Delivers One-Two Punch to the Gut of NJ Construction Workers

China to celebrate Mao's birthday, but events scaled back

Disgraced UN rep trying to meet anti-Semite for Christmas lunch in London

Some Employers Are Just Jerks

German Shepherd and Fox become friends in Norway

Am I being overly sensitive? Headline: "Obama and First Lady Offer Holiday...." Obama?

Why is this occupation different from all other occupations?

"There is a kind of justice rising..."

The Grinch Who Saved Christmas

NJ elevator plant closing; 50 workers face layoffs

Enya - Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night)

Dou you belong to this fine organization?

Jesus, etc.

Millionaire Oligarch Poses as Walmart Protester: Harasses Shoppers to Discredit/Mock Employees!

Festive elves give impish Obamas a fit of giggles

What did I get?

Bachelet upholds right to tap a Communist as minister

Megyn Kelly: "Santa Claus is White"

McDonald's on employee resources site: Not lovin' it

I'm a man, I'm not a dick, I don't hate women, I'm a feminist.

2014 should be a really good year for our President

Researchers report security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S4

In Post-Election Honduras, Challenges and Opportunities for the Resistance

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Thursday, 26 December 2013

Tobacco Lobby and Climate Change Deniers.....

Idris Elba (Mandela) on Charlie Rose, right now!!!!!

Cancel Duck Dynasty

Suspicion: Unlawful firing kills toddler in Gaza ( B'tselem )

Somebody shoots black Santa in the back with a pellet gun. Megyn Kelly--

Born on this day, long ago, was a man who showed us all--

Do Conservatives *really* think Liberals are 'incurable'...?

"What is Michelle Obama's favorite vegetable?", asked my 5 yr old niece

The difference between social progress and socialism

Netanyahu, Lieberman agree to raise electoral threshold; opposition calls move anti-Arab

Uh-oh. More woo?

Jesus the Homeless statue to be housed in the Vatican

Nearly 128 pounds of cocaine found at Baltimore port

State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras

The spirit of Christmas did not end today, it is only the beginning.

Japanese prime minister visits Yasukuni war shrine

WWE Pits 'Good' Black Santa vs. 'Bad' White Santa

Find something to be happy about today (Thursday December 26th, 2013)

Contras, Dirty Money and CIA

Turkey: Government reshuffle after ministers quit

Damn, I fell twice in the last few days...

The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's Risks Are a Mystery -- The Science Is Clear

The high price of letting Israel's extremists flourish

Is it too early to start a 2014 Political Wish List?

Archeologists uncover Maya mural thanks to palace raiders

Israel must let the Gazans live ( Haaretz Editorial )

Bristol Palin Says LGBT Activists "Hypocritical" Toward Phil Robertson

Opinion: Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off

Google's spying on your Android phone...

Suit over Pa. stop for Arabic flashcards tossed

Peru, Chile To Meet Over Maritime Border Dispute

Egypt violence: 'Bomb blast' hits bus in Cairo

A X-mas Message from Nancy Reagan

Philippine police arrest Abu Sayyaf militant

US: Immigrant detainee data can't be produced fast

Obama, First Lady Pay Tribute To U.S. Troops & Their Families During Christmas Visit To Hawaii Base

Former Argentina president cleared of bribery

Colombia: 'Peace is still far away from here'

Amazon Pulls Novelty Jesus Toaster, Annoys Company

Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization

Belichick: Practice limits hurt players

Ancient burial box claimed to have earliest reference to Jesus

Trickle-down economics in one of South America’s poorest countries, Paraguay

Local businesses can be as bad as Walmart to work for.

Gun restrictions or home rule? Charleston must choose

Do you find this offensive?

Your Terrifying Retirement Future: Why Millions Risk Sliding Into Poverty As They Age

Snowden’s Christmas Message on Privacy: Does NSA threaten 9th, 14th Amendments, ‘Inviolate Personal

10 Most Appalling Failures of the American Justice System This Year

Japanese PM Abe paves the way for relocated U.S. base on Okinawa

How to Fix the Economy in 13 Easy Charts

Provocations at Sea: US Must Bear Cost of Any Mishap

The Christian Evangelical Movement's Ugly Racist Streak

Remaking men

Women Are Swelling the Ranks of People Living in Extreme Poverty in America

US Court: Military's Prisoners in Afghanistan Have No Rights

David Suzuki speaks about overpopulation.

First Greenpeace activist allowed to leave Russia

Dollarocracy: U.S. Congressmen Refuse to Address Keystone XL Southern Half Spill Concerns

What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Mapuche Leader Found Dead In Reservoir She Opposed

ACA question: Is COBRA still the rule of the land for workers changing jobs?

Santa's sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx

End of an era as smelter closes in Missouri town

The Indian Diplomat and her houseworker

Bye Bye B-52G — last of big bombers scrapped

German/American dual citizens: Question about tax returns and buying stocks in Germany.

Stanford Researchers: It Is Trivially Easy to Match Metadata to Real People

A Very Adult Social Security Tantrum

Wash. pot business applications surpass 3,000

NAFTA at 20: State of the North American Worker

The Battle Within the Democratic Party

Veterans benefits to rise 1.5 percent on Jan. 1

The origin Of Duck Dynasty’s free speech - by Matt Bors

Five years after Tennessee coal-slurry disaster, EPA has produced no new rules

First oil shale mine in U.S. is coming to Utah

A Year of Delightful Egalitarian Imagination

Wisconsin: Tom Tiffany’s lump of coal Christmas (Gogebic mine issue)

"Mele Kalikimaka"

TX: Commuters embrace Arlington’s experiment with public transportation

Chicago-Area Sandwich Shop Fires All Of Its Employees Via Email Days Before Christmas

a mothers love

Leave it to a kid who listens too closely to his parents to get Santa all testy...

2013 In Review: Obama Talks Climate Change–But Pushes Fracking

Leonard Peltier's Christmas message:

CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator

Italian 'Slave' posters pulled in 'racism' storm

The Chocolate Song-Charlie Walker

Digital radio sales reach for the sky (Norway to swtich off FM transmissions in 2017)

Can I find out who sent an alert on one of my posts?

(Spain) Viral Video: Cops hit female pro-abortionists

Gawker's least important (political) writers of 2013

Web Of Questions Tangles Scientists' Research Into Chinook Salmon Decline

Obama’s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue

U.S. Government Buys Uniforms from Foreign Companies that Exploit Workers

Old friends reunite

Research Suggests 40% Of Tokyo's Fine Particle Air Pollution Is From China - NYT

Poll: This is a 'do-nothing' Congress

Sorghum, Cotton & Okra - Southern Crops Moving North Through Plains States As Warming Continues

Citation issued for now-closed San Onofre nuclear plant

XMas morning at the park

Take it Personal, Make Them Pay !!

Godless atheist on Christmas .... came though with a lovely universal message

Been doing some reading on Santa Claus. It is actually an extremely interesting topic.

Is Pope Francis Really a Progressive Example?

Anyone else getting tired of the adulation of Pope Francis?

Try to imagine that Albert Einstein was a natural born American, and we chemically castrated him...

Legal Schnauzer -- journalist friend of Gov. Don Siegelman -- STILL IN JAIL!

Battle of the Sexists

Merry Boxing Day, Everybody!

Am I going to like this?? I have recorded "Malcom in the Middle." I have never seen it before, so

American held by al Qaeda in Pakistan urges Obama for help

Israeli court cancels mayoral vote in town divided by religion

Captive American Warren Weinstein feels 'totally abandoned and forgotten'

Fox News argues if there aren't enough lifeboats on the Titanic, first class should have preference.

Relatives Gather From Across The Country To Stare Into Screens Together

Jobless claims drop by 42,000

Bletchley Park accused of airbrushing Edward Snowden from history

Help two public school teachers fight back against State Farm - advice requested.

NYC transit impostor released from jail

Why your job sucks: Sub shop employees fired two days before Christmas.

LEGO: Ninja Rebooted: Official Trailer 2014

Yasser Arafat died of natural causes - Russian report

What to do, what to do...

China's Xi notes Mao's 'mistakes' on 120th anniversary

Just made my very first bottle of Wyldwolf Cola from my new soda stream

A Christmas Speculation: "Christian" Republicans are in fact Satanists

Obama’s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue by Amy Goodman

What Exactly Is Hipster Christianity?

Chicago: CTA News in Review - November 2013

Transatlantic Trade Agreement Threatens Environment and Health in U.S. and Europe

What's for Dinner ~ Thursday ~ December 26th ~ Leftovers Edition?

Americans to Wall Street 'Scrooges': Give Your Bonus to Homeless

How an atheist deals with Christmas

Obama's Quiet Gift to Iraq: Hellfire Missiles and Surveillance Drones

Biological Bases of Homosexuality (part 1)

Madurai marks Xmas sans religious barriers

Remembering the T in LGBT. (Or: how to be a good LGBT ally even if you're cis).

Poll: Majority Say This Congress Is The Worst In Recent Memory

2013: A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year for the Tech Industry (Fantastic Read!)

Bronx police-involved shooting leaves suspect dead


A rare bond in Bethlehem gets ancient church restored

Who else feels blah this morning?

McDonald’s Warns Employees To Stay Off Fast Food

Ad targets Republicans over 1.3 million Americans on the brink of losing unemployment aid

My sister's reminder to keep things in perspective

Love, hate and God's judgement

Violent crime against women on the rise in Northern Ireland

Foxnews does a piece on Ray Kelly and says he will be best known for fighting terrorism. Spare me!

11 'LOST' Atomic Bombs. One is near Tybee Island, by Savannah GA.

EXCLUSIVE: Photos from GD Meetup/Debate

Turkish PM says he is target of graft probe

need advice on engine: used or rebuilt

*'Chick-Phil-A Day' on January 21st* -- I ... I can't....there aren't enough words for the stoopid

Happy Saint Stephen's Day!

Happy Saint Stephen's Day!

A college course during my final semester

has anyone ever done that thin where you put The wizard of oz and pink floyds dark side of the moon

Moral Monday makes the Progressive Honor Roll of 2013

2013: The year in sexism

Memphis Gets Sued Over 15,000 Lost Rape Kits. Oopsie-Daisy!

The Progressive Honor Roll of 2013 - Most Valuable Protest: Mountain Moral Monday

Remember McCain's favorite TV preacher?

Durham County

WND wonders why most don't take them seriously?

I finished my Christmas video at exactly 12:59 on the 26th

If A Man Asks What Women Have Been Asking For Centuries, Will Men Finally Listen?

Come on, Pinellas Dems! You gotta GOTV for Alex Sink!!!

Control of FL Supreme Court could hinge on who wins governor's race in 2014

Ted Cruz's Dad repeats debunked "history"

Glenn Greenwald: I Defend Snowden Like MSNBC Defends Obama '24 Hours A Day'


Closer (x-posted from Lounge)

Elizabeth Warren Comes Down Hard Against Global Warming, Separates Herself From Hillary Clinton

Alan Turing's Body

Pro tip for picture posters....

There's Something Absolutely Wrong With What We Do To Boys Before They Grow Into Men

Killed Reuters Photographer Tried to Join Al Qaeda

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

'We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education'

I have a fever for some...

Just want to say...

Top business story in 2013: Booming stock markets

Steve Martin Apologizes for Racial Tweet

Not to judge...

Israel offers full rights to all

US spied on European Commission vice president, internal sources claim

Christian Priest: Israel a Shining Example of Human Rights

AL Town Accidentally Invites Black Drag Queens to Christmas Parade

Article about how fracker Range Resources plays hardball with anyone who gets in their way

McDonald's Makes $1 Billion Profit, Costs Taxpayers $1 Billion

Looking for fun and quirky? "Bandits" now on Netflix.

A funny time-killer for bored Seinfeld Fans.

Alan Turing's Body

75 Stunning Photos That Made You Appreciate Earth In 2013

Conviction Overturned for Church Official Accused of Covering Up Abuse

Gaza rocket fired at southern Israel for second time in 24 hours

Meat Loaf anyone?


This 6 Year Old Girl Just Died. What She Did Right Before is Heart-Shattering.

How DO the Super-Rich DO it, anyways?

Chumlee ninja!

Alan Turing's pardon opens the door for 50,000 more

2013: A Year in Review..The White House

"Secret Service!!!!! Remove this impostor!!!!!"

Ex-Senate President in ‘parapolitics’ scandal dies (Right-winger)

To the 1.3 million losing Unemployment Insurance Dec. 28th; Merry Christmas from the GOP

US sending missiles, drones to Iraq to battle al-Qaida

Adam Smith Quote (sure to piss off Republicans!) --->

Calif. Schools Prepare For Transgender Student Rights Law To Take Effect As Conservatives Continue T

President Barack Obama talks with an employee as he selects a bone for Bo @ PetSmart.

70 Argentine people injured during terrifying piranha attack

U.N. experts urge U.S., Yemen to explain erroneous drone strikes

Stopping Antibiotic Abuse by Agribusiness: Make Them Pay

Suspected US drone strike kills 'three foreign militants'

Love sauce atween me and graywarrior (I don't want NOBODY else a-readin' this. It's tehPERSONAL!!!!)

In Less Than an Hour, I Signed Up for 'Obamacare' and Saved $300/month ($3,600/Year)

Paul: jobless aid ‘weakens’ U.S.

WOW! Just did the math! I have been a member of DU for over 10 years!

Conviction Overturned for Church Official Accused of Covering Up Abuse

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Frank Schaefer, Phil Robertson and the Myth of Christian Unity

Frank Schaefer, Phil Robertson and the Myth of Christian Unity

Happy Boxing Day to all!

The Wonkblog Guide to Giving (a great resource for effective donations)

If a mechanic puts 4 new tires on car w/balance/allign... is it reasonable to

Houston adding 180 security cameras downtown

Austin-area district pulls all school websites after hackers post obscenities

Mass., Vt. halt payments to firm behind health sites

Seize the day. Thanks, Bub

I Want to Hold Your Hand" & "I Saw Her Standing There" out in US 50 years ago today

More TOP-NOTCH JOURNALISM from Megyn Kelly!

Misheard lyrics of the 1990s -- Terribly spoken: glass bidet.

best christmas message?

PLEASE read and pass along.

Boy thrown off Upper West Side building by dad laid to rest

Atheist Presents alternative Thought for the Day, thanks to Tim Berners-Lee (BBC Radio 4)

by traditional republican metrics, obama is doing a hell of a good job.

I told my grand children that Santa wouldn't be here this year because...

Aaron Rodgers to start vs. Bears

As we come upon the New Year...

'Wave Of Palestinian Terror'? Not Exactly

Fun In-Law Issue

U.S. Stocks Advance to Record as Jobless Claims Declin

a shout out for thinkgeek

Americans’ Confidence at Four-Month High on Job Gains: Economy

About Church and me and stuff...

how'd everyone survive the holidays?

Big gig for Ted Cruz: Gridiron dinner

Obamacare Hits Snag in States as U.S. Site Finds Footing

What matters most to YOU in the 2016 election?

holy fucking shit, it's a dinosaur

Obama's Not-So-Terrible Year

The real fight isn't Clinton vs. Christie.

This Lady is an inspiration!

Utilities Feeling Rooftop Solar Heat Start Fighting Back

Racism: "America will not elect two African Americans in a row"

Mesmerizing pictures of cave formations reveal a hole new world beneath our feet from New Mexico to

Anyone here ever pick "poke salad"?

Scientists Link Spike in Thyroid Disease to Fukushima Disaster

Which assumption SHOULD the Democratic Party Use in its campaign strategy?

The Tone Argument is sure being flung around here a lot lately.

2016 CNN Poll: Clinton deadlocked with Christie but leads other GOP presidential possibilities

Mexico's TV Azteca to build, operate fiber optic network in Peru

Thanking the Troops~ Pres Obama Decides to take Individual Pics with roughly 580 Service Members..

Movie suggestion, there are a lot of movies out now that I want to see:

Tips And Exercises For Flat Abs For Women

Oh Do You Remember When?

Utilities Feeling Rooftop Solar Heat Start Fighting Back

Canada calls on UN to remove Falk for genocide remark -

Steve Stockman Not Getting Much Endorsement Love From Republicans

Take our 5th Annual Political Projections Poll

So the Post Office Whipped UPS and FedEx in terms of delivering packages for Christmas 2013

UPS Shipping Delays Show Perils of Stores Overpromising

Iranians Pile Into Stocks as Nuclear Deal Spurs 133% Gain

Olive harvest 2013: 27 cases of abuse of harvesters and property-damage indicate military’s preparat

Time for A&E to drop this clown...

Iranian regime’s propaganda use of Jews would make Goebbels proud

"Capitol Crawl" Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Cactus Canyon in Victoria accused of kicking out gay couple for second time in two years

Cactus Canyon in Victoria accused of kicking out gay couple for second time in two years

I'm glad they took away my food stamps!!

Two Thirds Of Americans Think This Is The Worst US Congress Ever: Poll

Dec 26, 2008. I was bored then and I'm bored now.

San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Paso Robles area Central Coast folks?

Another great reason NOT to Shop at Walmart..

Algemeiner: Obama’s Dangerous Double Standard on Spying, Pollard

Woman accuses Swisher County sheriff of retaliation after sexual harrassment claims

Poll: Settlers would consider leaving West Bank for 'genuine peace'

AIPAC’s Fed Candidate Stanley Fischer on a Warpath against Iran

Pope’s ‘Liberal’ Views On Capitalism Freaking Out Conservative Catholics In Congress

Justice dept. calls in the big guns to stop voter suppression

A new life for Spindletop

This is your brain on Fox News....

Security Professionals Withdraw From Tech Conference After NSA Revelations

Grad Student Proves NSA Can Link Metadata To Your Identity With ‘Marginal Effort’

Dozens detained in Turkish graft probe (Video)

Report: French Jewish Defense League stage attacks near Lyon

UPS and FedEx Ruin Christmas and Prove Republicans Wrong About Killing the Post Office

Feds: 'Knockout' attack was a hate crime

Shreveport passes nondiscrimination ordinance, Baton Rouge law stalls

Shreveport passes nondiscrimination ordinance, Baton Rouge law stalls

Carlos Santana reunites with and helps Marcos Malone (x-post from Good News)

Aren't older women great?

Uruguay - 'Yes we cannabis'

Texas bar bans gay men over ‘safety risk’ for dancing to country music instead of hip-hop

Gal-On: Netanyahu's Giving Obama The Finger

Netflix Streaming sucks!

Only 22% of Democrats show interest in 2014 voting. Maybe "purists" need to be heard.

Army troops deployed in southeastern Brazil to help flood victims

Deadliest place on Earth? Surviving Cueva de los Cristales - The Giant Crystal Cave

How For-Profit colleges rig the system.

eBay apparently thinks that Boxing Day has to do with the sport of boxing.

Tonight...Beef Stroganoff

Brazil senate chief to repay 'hair transplant' flight

A&E can stuff their ducks-- BBCA has Dr. Who. Lots of Who.

Anyone remember this Pizza Hut commercial. . .

Nutcase lawyer suing over Phil Robertson...

LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

Racist Ohio teacher gets suspended...

CBS "news" misinformer of the year at Media Matters...

You know the statement "Women own 60% of US wealth" is just MRA idiocy, right?

Daruma!! I have one!!

Third Way leader Jim Kessler attacked by dog

ARE YOU READY FOR New Years? I am!!

This is a test...This is only a test...

Profile of PA. Gov. Candidate Rob McCord

Apparently Size Does Matter

Need to vent about dead beat parents

Israeli forces storm heart of Bethlehem in rare daytime raid

Fundamentally Freund: Ignore Obama’s Lame-Duck Quacking

Save Renewable Energy from the Tea Party!

Brazilian president unveils 6.8-pct minimum wage hike

"Pre-existing don't matter anymore"

That sound you hear is my engine *not* running... I GOT A HYBRID!!!

Hell Now A Thriving Epicenter Of Gay Culture

Salon: Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013

Found on FB via Women's Rights News