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Archives: December 30, 2013

50 years ago, Bob Dylan silenced the crowd with his performance of "North Country Blues".

The Myth of the Grand Chessboard: Geopolitics and Imperial Folie de Grandeur

There's a Call the Midwife Holiday Special on PBS at 7.30mET

Do YOU like the color of your kidneys?

Caught on CCTV: Moment of Volgograd railway station deadly explosion

Whitewashing The Settlers' Police Force

De Blasio Announces Pick for New York City’s Top Lawyer

About trusting the government...

+972's Person of the Year: Edward Snowden

Just so you know, my thread in GD was not aimed at this Group or anyone in it...

We are The People

$0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every expense

An end-of-year message from Robert Reich

Patriots show how it's done in the rain

Saudi Arabia Gives Lebanon $3 Billion To Bolster Military


you're my only hope

The most Kafkaesque paragraph from the latest NSA ruling

Republicans Eye Paths To Senate Majority, But Tea Party Poses Problems

Seven days. I love this song.

Suspected 'Cop Killer' Bank Robber Had Threatened President

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

A close and detailed photo analysis deffinitively shows Oswald standing in Depository doorway

I forced myself to watch two episodes of Duck Dynasty. I don't

Baird denounces Russia’s anti-gay law in lead-up to Sochi Olympics

Hundreds Of African Migrants Rally In Israel Demanding Legal Status

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 30 December 2013

Yes, I think it can be easily done...just take everything down to Highway 61.

In Simmons, GOP loses a very generous backer

Did anyone see Dean this morning?

San Francisco gets the Frozen Tundra ...

Chicago Trib/La Times admit that ACA enrollments have risen sharply in Dec.

Canadian Free Enterprise

Southwestern University students teach Chinese, Spanish to kids in Georgetown schools

Help and questions about applying on healthcare exchange

Swartz, Fracking, Manning, GMO: 13 most underreported news stories of 2013

So I took this quiz

Spy Wars: Americans Need to Know More Than Snowden has Revealed

What's the over/under for Jerrah picks on SNF tonight?

Governor Rick Snyder failure to declare State of Emergency with Severe Ice Storm breaks precedent

I will be posting sympathetically today

I'm feeling some relief thanks to Obamacare.

13 states raising pay for minimum-wage workers

no need for a MFM photoshop when his own words will do

Big treat coming! My best photos of 2013. Sample:

"Why I fled libertarianism and became a liberal."

I will be posting creatively today

U.S. Launches Homophobic Anti-Gay Boy Scout Movement ‘Trail Life USA’

Kennedy Center Honors...

Dante went to hell and back so you would know where to go

Never cared for Rachel Ray and her "mystery meats" ...

People post images, articles, studies, etc. to counter RW talking points here all the time.

Darrell Issa Hid The Truth About Benghazi For a Year While Attacking President Obama

Reagan sailors press on in radiation lawsuit

My wish for all of us...for the coming year...

SoCal lost one of it's good guys yesterday evening (Dec 28th)

Extreme mountain water slide

Your view on media piracy. How strongly are you against it?

100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica

Hello monkey face...

Sexual Harassment, Teacher Witch-hunts and the Most Corrupt Ed. Bureaucracy on Planet Earth.

Granatelli, Indy 500-winning car owner, dies at 90

Modern Venezuelan history, according to “Chavism”

My Father's Cousin (WWII Vet) Turned 100

Anyone else celebrating Christmas late?

Best of 2013

Best of 2013 - The Big Collection

Lawmakers push back on New York Times Benghazi report

GAWD!!! I wish my wife would resign the fact that Privacy is now an illusion in this country!

‘More than 4,000 European jihadists fighting against Assad’

Is it possible to have a conversation

VIDEO: Israeli forces shoot Palestinian protester from close range

To Prevent Rape on College Campuses, Focus on the Rapists, Not the Victims

End of the year summary 2013

Incarceration is not an equal opportunity punishment

LA Times: Bald Eagle Deaths in Utah Alarm and Mystify Scientists

Go Seahawks!!!!!

Taxi of Tomorrow is Toast...

I refuse to apologize for being a Democrat.

OK, here's the unexpected video!

Remember Do Not Drink and Drive This Holiday

Dear Mr. Cruz:

Chicago 'By No Means' the Murder Capital of the U.S., Yale Study Concludes

Survivalist sought in murder of wife and two young daughters

We've seen a lot of pain in GD this year

So. Californians - Will the electorate finally tire of Daryl Issa and his Obama obsession?

My new years resolution

It is approx. -8 degrees F in Ashland Co. Wi & going down. I wish Bulletproof Securities jackasses

Florida governor's race will be tale of 2 economies

You Want a Piece of Me?

Linda Ronstadt’s Borderland

Well, Orton pulled a Romo.


FBI Hate Crimes stats debunk a key "Knockout Game" myth...

A few Christmas shots

Who will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl?

Duck Dynasty and The Deception of Conservatism

Who will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl?

Global Corruption Report published 1 October 2013

-35 right now in Northern Minnesota

Ted Cruz Still Hasn't Renounced His Canadian Citizenship

Thank you, Ricky Gervais.

Erekat condemns Israel's bill to annex Jordan Valley

Official: 2 Palestinians injured by Israeli artillery in Gaza

Towel-wearing man charged in Austin wreck where 2 killed, 4 hurt

Explosion on Trolleybus in Volgograd Kills at Least 10

Researchers find 7,300-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in Canada

Robin Roberts reveals she is gay in thank-you note to GMA fans

Hi I am from India

I Think I've Figured Out Why Rich Rethugs Have No Sympathy For The Poor

Good night

Movie day tomorrow - American Hustle or Wolf of Wall Street?

How well do Americans know the Bible?

Can we have a discussion on this article?

A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure

Japanese superfood prevents flu infection

You Might Be A Republicon If you..(BENGHAZI!!111)..

The Top 75 Pictures of the Year for 2013

Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do

Exclusive: Private talks between Tony Blair and George Bush on Iraq war to be published

What's wrong with me? These ASPCA ads on tv are more heart wrenching than

The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Conservative Fans Unhappy With A E Over 'Duck Dynasty' Controversy

*FOR THE BOG* I refuse to apologize for supporting Obama on a Democratic site.

New method of naming severe storms ?

Brazil Forging Economic Ties With Cuba, While Hiring Its Doctors

Fukushima Responders Starting To Get Sick

Find something to be happy about today (Monday December 30th, 2013)

Funniest Political Memes of 2013

Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt for broadcasting 'false news'

Most Polite Robbery Ever Caught on Security Cam

A couple of photos from the Cliffs of Moher, on the west coast of Ireland.

Scott Walker's crappy book: Context is everything.

A fan of comedy? A fan of history? Then, you have to watch this HBO special!

Robert Reich Takes On Ryan Adviser Who Claims Income Inequality Is Not A Problem

Greek prison system collapsing _ labeled 'inhuman'

Chinese automaker plans to assemble cars in Cuba

Democrats Turn to Minimum Wage as 2014 Strategy

Second bombing in Russia

NSA diverted computers and laptops from shipping facilities to install spyware

The disillusioned generation. A rant.

"Bride and Boom"-We’re Number One... In Obliterating Wedding Parties

Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns

It appears that Michael Cremo has done an interview

Japanese 'Snoopy' island created by volcanic eruption

DSU student who was cleared of rape charges sues school

3 Shocking Ways Inequality Keeps Getting Worse in America

From Eggs to Explosives: The Pentagon's Long Shopping List

Chomsky Richest Countries Racing Towards Disaster While 'Primitive' Societies Are Trying to Stop It

On the Fed's 100th Anniversary, Wall Street is Psyched -- Nobody Else Much Is

Pregnant nurse: I was fired for refusing flu vaccine

Pentagon's 2014 Military Budget: Can't Touch This

Let's Roll: Unraveling the Pentagon's Toilet Paper Budget

Americans on Wrong Side of Income Gap Run Out of Means to Cope

CNN Poll: Afghanistan war arguably most unpopular in U.S. history

Unreported Robot Surgery Injuries Open Questions for FDA

One Year Into the Romney Presidency, Where Would We Be Now?

Does anyone know what planet (or drug) Peter Oborne is on?

We Wouldn't Discuss American Deaths With Headlines Like "Bride and Boom!"

Dolphins ‘deliberately get high’ on puffer fish nerve toxins

The Long, Expensive History of Defense Rip-Offs

Has PBS really come to this? Deepak Chopra infomercials

Mom poisoned family in attempt to kill them on Christmas

SPECIAL REPORT- Japan's homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up

"New" van Dyck painting discovered

'Penguin and Santa' taken to Cornish harbour by RNLI

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

A ‘rigged’ game of Monopoly reveals how feeling wealthy changes our behavior

When Does Technology Change Enough That the Law Should Too?

Why isn't the pro-life (anti-choice) crowd more supportive of the ACA?

Assange warns of Information Apartheid & Encompassing State: “This is the Last Free Generation”

10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come

Happy Birthday Jeff Lynne!! Post your favorite ELO song here

2nd Blast in Russia..

Overthrow the Speculators by Chris Hedges

Republicans: Cynical Paralysis

Americans on Wrong Side of Income Gap Run Out of Means to Cope

Thomas Roberts on Morning Joe

Breaking Bad observation (minor spoilers)

I've decided to use HOF for my farewell thread.

An Open Letter To The Editors Of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New legs, new goals for Olympia soldier

"Mont Blanc -- Speed Flying"

Hybrid - 43/48 MPG

Less Than One In Five Support The War In Afghanistan

(WA state) Oil tanker traffic likely to increase

Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

Berries and Cream Still Life

We don't even understand or know our history.

Legal marijuana sales begin amid uncertainty in Colorado

All Time Best Supergroup - The Traveling Wilburys

AP IMPACT: The world braces for retirement crisis

U.S. nuclear missiles a force in much distress

Conservative Writer Informs Readers That Spooning Is A 'Sexual Position'

I love the Lounge; thanks for welcoming me here. But -

I think GD is about to hit critical mass...

I noticed "Benghazi" Joe Scar wasn't around today on Morning Joe!

Jailed White Supremacist's Bond Set At $1 Million

darrell issa stands by his lies...

Poll: Obama, Clinton Most Admired Man And Woman

A textbook case of students not having enough money

Honeypot this and Honeypot that ...

Duck Dynasty toy clock appears to say `Heil Hitler`

U.S. military chops up $1 million vehicles

How much grace period on ACA premiums?

The sledgehammer justice of mandatory minimum sentences

Overthrow the Speculators-The revolution must be local-We will have to save ourselves (Chris Hedges)

The 10 biggest GOP rebranding fails of 2013

Ooopsie! Benghazi WASN’T an Al-Quaida attack after all. It WAS about that stinking anti-Islam video.

Obamacare, Impeachment, Iran, and More Political Predictions for 2014

The New, Not Necessarily Improved, Chris Christie

As God Is His Witness, Ted Cruz Will Never Be Canadian Again

Year in crazy, part two - by Tom Tomorrow: "The Moral Of 'Green Eggs & Ham' Is Clear"

TOM TOMORROW: Year In Crazy 2013, Part 2

Thousands evacuated in El Salvador as Chaparrastique volcano spews ash

The GOP’s well-packaged poison

What I learned from the Duck Dynasty story

Switzerland grants former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a 3-month visa

Incarceration Nation USA has a larger prison population than about 50 other countries have people.

Picky, picky, picky.---Central Park mugger rejects flip phone

Viking mythology through the ages: Oskoreia

Exhibit makes a 'very heartfelt, very heart-wrenching' salute to fallen servicemen

California Congressman Files For Reelection In Wrong District

Dems Call Out GOPers Who Wanted Obama Impeachment

Folks Who Work In Tipped Jobs Would Like You To Spend A Minute Looking At Something

Scottish witch report shows executioners’ crisis

Red State, Rainbow Flag: What It's Like To Be Gay In Utah

Pinocchio Lizard - amazing little critter!

Go Packers Go.....

NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

Another conspiracy theory unravels into nothing

HUNTING THE WREN on the Dingle Peninsula

Introducing new kitten to Bengal Cat for the first time. Love this vid.

Any opinions on all in one printers?

No more BAU: These trends will change the power system and utility businesses at their core

Shout out to my friends in the History of Feminism group

'I Can't Be Gay In North East Louisiana.' A ULM Student's Powerful Message To Phil Robertson

De Blasio Chooses Educator Carmen Farina to Head NYC Schools

To the Dallas Cowboy fans - it's not your team that sucks, it's your owner

Upset over gay decision, Auburn (Washington) troop leaves Boy Scouts

Is there somewhere…ANYWHERE in the state of Maryland where I can go to register for the ACA?

Nearly One And A Half Million Workers Will Get A Raise On New Year’s Day

Detroit To Seek Judge’s Approval For Improved Deal With Big Banks

Bernie Sanders New Years Message

Wells Fargo to Pay Fannie Mae 591 Million in Mortgage Settlement

An *Educator* for Chancellor! "As absurd as that sounds."

Uganda deploys troops to South Sudan amid unrest

Will media rectify its mistake regarding Benghazi?

KRUGMAN: The Fiscal Fever (Unlike The Fever Of The Tea Party) Has Finally Broken

I Worked On the US Drone Program. Here's What Really Goes On

With the Benghazi hoax being debunked, Hillary now looks unstoppable.

Anybody else notice how HUNTING is getting popular with our Gun Enthusiasts?

I get my staples from hip replacement surgery out today!!!! Music Video to Celebrate Melancholy Sky"

Guess which line is Profits and which is Labor Compensation...

Video: How a Small Group with no Budget Fed 2,500+ People in 24 Hours


The Game Of Monopoly Was Invented In 1903 By A Feminist Against Corporate Malfeasance

Russia beefs up security after bombings kill 31

Harold Simmons, Texas billionaire and influential Republican donor, dies at 82

De Blasio selects Farina for schools chancellor

UPG: an ugly, misguided notion

NH house to vote on legalizing up to 1 oz. of pot

Former general calls for Obama to be arrested...

New York man finds winning lottery ticket in a pile of leaves...

Brain Scans and Psychics

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, December 31: New Year's Eve Dance Party

The bright future promised by nuclear energy....

Bride wed her soul mate - a transgender man

2013 wasn’t as bad (for the President) as you might think - By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Audio Emerges Proving Secret Conservative Organization Behind Benghazi “Scandal”

Atheist Says Challenging Religion is ‘Cruel,’ Nonbelief is for the Wealthy (article)

Police unsure how Vegas mayor's son was injured

Bye Bye, Jim Schwartz

GOP strategist on MSNBC had an alternative to raising the minimum wage...

This is the art I've been playing around in this year.

Media Piracy - Some Thoughts from Someone Who Creates Stuff

Sen. Sanders: Starvation Wages

New Hampshire Democrat Admits Mowing Down Group Of Ducks With BMW

REPOSTED from the ARTist group. (Pictures!)

2016 Republican convention in Ohio?

TCM Scedule for Wednesday, January 1: Lost Worlds

Is this the goddamned flu??

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson: Girls should carry a Bible and marry when they are 15

Blazing cannabis trail, US states eye tourism surge

China bans government officials from smoking

Increased Attention on Rape Culture is Helping More Military Sexual Assault Victims Come Forward

Christmas Business: How Was It?

I had to a coach I have never been more proud of a student

Disgraced Former Members of Bush Justice Department Challenge Order Denying 'True the Vote'

2014 New Years’ Resolution: Legalize Cannabis in California

Black Monday - Coaches Fired so far . . .

A gender demographic poll:

Here's a little prick for the Lounge.

President Obama is the Most Admired Man in the World for 6th Year in a Row

Things that make you go hmmm....

100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica

I keep hearing the notion of alert stalking

U.S. health official who oversaw building Obamacare website to retire

Republicans and evolution

Gawker: This Chart Shows Why Sunday Talk Shows Suck


My BIL is nuts!

SPECIAL REPORT- Japan's homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up

NSA 'spying on Europe-Asia undersea telecom cables'

Doug Stanhope on raising money for atheist tornado survivor: I did it simply to be a prick

Neo-Nazi Bail Set at $$$ One Million Cash

Home electricity use in the US is falling to 2001 levels

The Captain and Rush

Home electricity use in the US is falling to 2001 levels

Fiscal Fever Breaks. Krugman

Secret Memo Casts Doubt on Feds' Claims for Science Library Closures

Creation of the Gingerbread White House!

John McCain: Don't Count Obama Out

It's still 2013-who is your 2013 Person of the Year?

Father Of Slain Tsarnaev Associate Asks Obama To Keep FBI Out Of Investigatio

Republicans growing more skeptical about evolution

Graph: amazing, indisputable slowdown in health spending

what's for dinner - Monday, jan 30th

I found A&E sponsors, can't find duck dynasty sponsors though. Help please?

What did you think of the season finale of Treme ???

BAE: secret papers reveal terror threats to Britian from Saudi prince

Republican Belief in Evolution has Plummeted In Recent Years: TPM

Trupiano leaving talk show, joining UFCW staff, running for state House

Newly Discovered Sea Slug Named After Game of Thrones Character

CNN Poll: Afghanistan war arguably most unpopular in U.S. history

2014 New Years’ Resolution: Legalize Cannabis in New York State

GOP lies/$$ shape media's poll questions. What if Dems paid for a poll and gave corpmedia

Poll: Republican Belief In Evolution Has Plummeted In Recent Years

Questions about unemployment from a conservative.

If a foreign speaking person works for you and you thank them in their own language...

question about trance/EDM music titles

Crisis grips Bangladesh...hundreds arrested

Hey Phil!


in less than an hour I'll be saying goodbye to my trusty old volvo

Top 5 Religion Stories... Of All Time!

Lottery Privitization off table

Why is the font size keep changing on DU?

Israel to fund all abortions for women 20-33 starting next year

I Guess It's In The Best Interest Of MSM To Keep This Bengazhi Thing Going.....

I am worried: Cornered Republicans are at their most dangerous

Miranda Hart is hilarious (imo)

Paul Krugman:Obamacare Not A Total Disaster, Continued

2013: Fewest Police Deaths by Firearms Since 1887

De Blasio Names Veteran City Educator to Lead Schools. w video

Pending Home Sales Tick Up In November, First Time In Five Months

Researchers find 7,300-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in Canada

Aurora Australis abandons rescue of Russian vessel in Antarctica

U.S. Cracks Open Skies To Testing, Use Of Aerial Drones

113th US Congress

I need to trash nearly 90% of GD

F.A.S.T. Body language: Spot a stroke

Health Reform Gap: 5 Million Without Health Care In States That Opted Out

Evolution of God

Gunmen spray German ambassador's residence in Greece

Deadly Clashes Between Iraqi Forces and Tribal Fighters in Anbar

Sign the petition for Postal Service reform,

Poll: Americans rank Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired

Dream Bikes

Alternate Universe

Bullseye pads for dogs -- Hilarious ad!

My new favorite soap opera

Question about the Returned (Sundance)

Colombia left-wing city council member killed

Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make"

There Are Not Enough Jobs.

Sen. Jeff Merkley: Congress Shouldn't Leave Jobless Out in the Cold

Life Support Cutoff Looms for Brain Dead California Teen

This is a great group building sustainable

New Yorker - First Cover 2014

Thom Tillis shows how much he respects his constituents

Irish atheists increase by 400 percent in ten years, survey shows

The Not-So-Great Debate on Domestic Violence

No wonder I can never get through

Committee in Session

Google Street View Now Has Underwater Panoramas of the Great Barrier Reef

NSA's Personal Propagandist For "60 Minutes" Gets Job Heading Counterterrorism for NYPD!

Tax Breaks Expiring at End of Year.

My wife’s 72-year-old brother was “written up” at work recently

Gunman went bowling before Arapahoe High School shooting, police say

Cuomo reportedly meddling with appointment of progressive as city council speaker

Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley return to 'Today'

Betty Bowers' Gay Rights Scorecard 2013

re: Jahi McMath - for anyone who can stand a little more absurdity -

Goldman Sachs throws programer in jail for 8 yrs, for leaving their ranks!

Mariska Hargitay: No More to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Japan's First lady repeats skepticism of exporting nuclear technology

Inside Groundswell: Read the Memos of the New Right-Wing Strategy Group Planning a "30 Front War"

Prisoner release conditions prove Israel not acting in 'goodwill'

Here's a really fun "discussion" for you guys and gals to wade into!

Medical joke:

Ted Cruz Insists Role In Government Shutdown Wasn't A Mistake

Someone gasted my flabber...

Far-right organization wants to overthrow the government... (Updated!)

How The NSA Hacks Your iPhone (Presenting DROPOUT JEEP)

30c3: To Protect And Infect

It's official...I'm evil...I think this is good news...

Ed Shultz is all over Grand Theft Auto and the Benghazi

In case you missed it - Julian Assange music video...

Breaking news - Casselton ND train carrying oil derails and is on fire

Chris Hedges: Overthrow the Speculators

Dallas officers fired today include policewoman who shot unarmed carjacking suspect

Any suggestions on cooking a 2" strip steak, not on the grill.

Comedian Raised $125K for Atheist Tornado Survivor Just to Piss Off Her ‘Okie-Christian Neighbors’

What a way to end the year.

train wreck Cassleton, North Dakota

St. Paul archdiocese whistleblower lauded by Catholic newspaper

A&E is the perfect example of why cable stations should all be à la carte.

Safeway employee pokes fun at corporate greed w explosive Sci-Fi movie parody about store closure,

Harold Simmons Dies at 82; Backed Swift Boat Ads

An old friend passed away on Christmas Day.

UNRWA: 15 Palestinians dead from hunger in Syria camp

Duck Dynasties, Our 1st Amendment, and the Hypocrisy of The Right

Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Predicts That I Will Lose in 2014

2014: Seize the Moment - by Senator Bernie Sanders

Kerry Heads to Mideast for More Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Just saw on TWC that weather models are saying 8-12 inches of snow on Thursday.

The Revi Awards are on now

Target Seen Losing Customers in Wake of Card Data Breach

Just under 30 hours to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes over.

My New Years DU resolutions. Care to join me?

Republicans Devastate The Lives of 1.3 Million Americans as the Media Stays Silent


Trinidad oil spill thought to be caused by sabotage...miles of black beaches

Steve Stockman: 'Liberal Tears' Are The Best Gun Lubricant

Reminds me of guys I grew up with

Gold Declines on Way to Worst Year Since 1981 as Silver Drops

A really good American writer. Sinclair Lewis PART 1.mp4

Rescued! County fire crews save kitten caught in Royal Palm Beach pipe

Are The Sochi Olympics Heading For Disaster?

You won't believe the new call letters of LA's new conservative station

2013: The year in whiteness

Houston Mayor Annise Parker plans to run for statewide office in 2018

Steve Stockman: 'Liberal Tears' Are The Best Gun Lubricant

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to be Texas drone research center

Unemployment Benefits Lapse Severs Lifeline for Longtime Jobless

What price increase would McDonald's need if they increased wages 35% to $10?..9.8% with same Profit

How Houdini DIED (in Slow Motion) - Smarter Every Day 108