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Archives: October 20, 2014

And a huge brickbat to "Law & Order SVU."

Negative election predictions? Wouldn't be happening if not for TURNOUT predictions.

Should we

Container Store CEO Advocates Higher Wages For U.S. Retail Workers

How Cuba is leading the international fight against Ebola

I'm Captain Kirk!!

At First, These Images Look Like a Bunch of Lazy Workers. But Then, You See They’re Actually Heroes

AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund Tops $5 Billion—Housing and Building Trusts Create Jobs, Build Communities

OHIO -- Land records show many state parks could see mining, drilling

AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund Tops $5 Billion—Housing and Building Trusts Create Jobs, Build Communities

I'm leaning towards yes on Prop 303 - any reason not to? (eom)


SB 5 battle isn’t hurting Gov. Kasich

Fish and a dog checking each other out

UK nurse back in Sierra Leone after Ebola recovery

You're gonna see this lots this week. So let's get it over with.

Top Doc Says Ebola Shows Skewed Priorities

I wanna see Manning break the record even though they're playing my Niners.

For Halloween: Read the Calvin version of The Raven

My Last Talk with Gary Webb

My Last Talk with Gary Webb

I believe we've now reached peak Ebola ignorance and panic.

Author Michael Harris’s new book is a takedown of Stephen Harper

When you skip voting, it's not rebellion. It's surrender.

Wisconsin 2nd Gubernatorial debate

Brown County Democrats rally behind Mary Burke

Ebola patient's family completes 21-day quarantine

Why is EVERY media outlet saying the 2014 elections are over

Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

fleas. i have had dogs for three decades, and never dealt with fleas. i have a long haired dog,

Improved electricity access has little impact on climate change

The Kind of Video Game Violence That Disturbs Me

What happened at Keene, NH pumpkin festival needs to be studied for what

Help raise money to get a book published to help those in prison and their families 4 days to go

U.S. Marine accused of murdering transgender in the Philippines.

Corbett commits $11 million to help fund racetrack and suburban shopping center improvements

German Intelligence Claims Pro-Russian Separatists Downed MH17

Chris Hedges Honors Humanists Combating the ‘Culture of War’

Alaska has been overrun by looting lying Republicans,and this is our chance to take them out

Fog coming in through the Golden Gate

And the first creature to ever have sex was...

When rightwingers bash "big government"...

The stages of grief they don't talk about in the media.

How can you claim fear when you’re the ONLY one with a gun, Darren Wilson?

Peyton Manning Throws 509th Touchdown Pass Breaks Brett Favre's Record

Washington Post's Gubernatorial races most likely to switch parties.

Tavis Smiley rips Bill Kristol: You are ‘the worst of America’ for using Ebola in politics

"Inequality undermining our democracy"

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson

The Seven Senate Races Democrats Should Be Optimistic About in 2016

Israeli Hospital Treats Hamas Leader's Daughter

Should the feds bail out coal miners?

Nurse Amber Vinson (or her family?) hires DC lawyer Billy Martin?

ME-GOV: Hillary Clinton to campaign for Michaud in Maine on Friday

This is getting as ugly as...

MD-GOV: Obama touts Brown's message in Md.

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 20 October 2014

PA-GOV: For Corbett, an uphill battle for a second term

NASA infrared movie of Falcon 9 first stage separation, boost-back, and re-entry.

A Bogus Test Has Landed Women In Prison For Infanticide in El Salvador

Rep. Flynn 'pulled his weapon and fired two shots,' chief of staff says

PM Harper's "Strong Proud Free" campaign. Is it meant to replace "Peace, Order and Good Government"?

Hey, everybody...I just got off the phone with Laurie, WCGreen's wife...

Dozens Declared Free of Ebola Risk in Texas; No Longer Ebola in Spanish Nuring Assistant

Ahmedabad pictures

Bad Karma for the Vikings

Great Battles Medieval APK

in MN 10/20 at noon PACK the MAC ! Rally Low wage airport workers $15/hr

It looks like Keene, NH concern about the "pumpkin fest" was legitimate.

KY-SEN: Clintons to make another appearance for Grimes.

How the loss of one store could transform a city into a cultural wasteland

With the First Early Decision Deadline Rapidly Approaching

The Call for the 19th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality

U.S. military says air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

Suspicious Minds In The Post-Snowden World

Draft & Send GOP Kids To War Because They Are So Hawkish.

Petition from Bernie. Please sign. Expanding Social Security is THE winning issue this November.

Virginia Republican: gay men are going to attack day care centers

New Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for Adding a Caregiver Credit to Social Security

Krugman: Amazon 'has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America'

Haven't Watched The Florida Gov Race Until Hearing Of The Fan Incident.....

Oh, m-m-marry, m-m-m-marry/M-m-m-marry the night!

Death penalty fuels violence in Iraq, says U.N. report

Tamar to supply Israeli gas to Egyptian market

Ebola Nurse’s Family Says She Followed Protocol

New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines, Israeli Withdrawal...

Critter cams on Animal Planet Live station on Roku

Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves

U.S. Airdrops Weapons, Supplies to Besieged Syrian Kurds

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars

Why can't we post pics in PMs anymore?

What happens when concrete is poured into an anthill. (video)

Ugh. The new puppy is scooting his butt on the floor

Pretty disgusted in this republican ad running in NH.

Is Orange County screwing with Dems' ballots to block a supermajority?

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

Hell yeah! I get to meet Kal Penn tomorrow!

Top 1% 'own half global wealth' - Credit Suisse report

Could there be a Supreme Court retirement if Dems hold the senate?

Bad policies in east Jerusalem

US ships paid bonus to avoid whales

Jake Halpern's book, Bad Paper, is an amazing look into the debt

Panic continues: Ebola fear leads UGA to cancel Liberian journalist’s visit

CDC to revise Ebola protocol; military readies medical team

Flattop flip-flop: Repair problems force schedule change-up

These federal contractors are hiring vets now

What If Money Was No Object?

Defying Turkey, US airdrops arms to Kobane Kurds

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying: Interview with Laura Poitras

The NFL is covered in pink, but only a sliver of sales goes to breast cancer research

A little something to take your mind off the worries of the day/night

Harvard Liberals Hate New Campus Sex Laws

Iran's Baloch insurgency and the IS

India loses way in Afghan great game

US-Qatar Relations a Risk to Anti-IS Coalition

Islamic State is a cult that cannot be bombed out of existence

IBM: Please, take our chip unit. We'll give you $1.5 BEEELLION

Thou cannot pick this lock!

'Poets and Alchemists': Berlin and Paris Undermine Euro Stability

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Winning in Latest Poll, Young Voter Turnout Is Vital

How Cliven Bundy Defeated the US Government

Robin Redbreast


All hail shenmue!

Ted Cruz: Obama’s surgeon general pick isn’t a ‘health professional’ because he’s ‘anti-gun’

U.S. Marines turn to female executives for advice on recruiting more women

Chuck Hagel: Pentagon to create fast-responding medical support team to stop US Ebola outbreak

10 Facts You Need to Know About the Devastating Disease You or Someone You Love Will Likely Get

2 Douglas County Republicans blast use of Nikko Jenkins in anti-Ashford ad (UPDATE)

6 Brave Researchers Busting the Myths Behind Everything We Think We Know About Drugs

Japan trade minister resigns over claims she used political funds to buy votes, make-up

DU isn't playing nicely with Safari 8.0

Utah National Guard busted for risque ‘Hot Shots’ calendar photo shoot

Artwork helps honor the life of 5-year-old shooting victim

Meet the Man Who Lied to Send the Rosenbergs to Their Deaths

Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared free of virus

Chris Hedges: The Imperative of Revolt

Islamic State: Turkey to let Iraq Kurds join Kobane fight

The Real Secret of Iraq’s Germ Weapons

Dick Cheney: A Most Expensive Man

October 20

Stop the Killing

Early voting in TX begins today (10/20) -

PA Govt. Cut Most Toxins From "Analysis" Of Fracking; Zero Medical/Toxicology Input On Health Risk

Meme of the Week - October 20th

David "Let's Cut The Green Crap" Cameron Faces Denialist Rebellion Within Tory Ranks

US Military Ebola Team in the US - when the only thing you fund is the military,

From Wendy Davis: Early Voting Starts Today (TX)

3 more bodies found in Gary for a total of 7 victims; Sources say possible serial killer

Baby boomers ruined America: Why blaming millennials is misguided — and annoying

My LTE in todays Roanoke(va) times

U.S. companies are cozier with the NSA than previously thought

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

Energy CEO Praises Land/Lease Flipping Over Producing Gas; Leases Can Gut Homeowner's Rights

Do you use Amazon to purchase products

Journalist Risen: 'Mercenary Class' Now Permanent Fixture in National Security State

Not with a Bang but a Whimper: DOJ Says it Cannot Prosecute "Rocket Science" Frauds

undulating bridge of the future

Ending a 36 year, 17+ Trillion Dollar U.S. Government Ponzi Scheme

Why do some text messages not get delivered? I just texted somebody

The United States' Middle East policy is in shambles

Evo Morales: A Bolivian idol

I have a completely untested theory, Re: Polling results ...

Strange Days Indeed!

A big-hearted US President dedicated to peace

The cat was taught to use the toilet and the bastard plugged it up

Israel to testify on Gaza before UN in Geneva

Monday Toon Roundup

(LEAD) S. Korea expects high-level talks with N. Korea this month

Bombs Fall in Syria as Weapons-Makers Profits Soar in the West

Law "enforcement"

'Major' Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways

Stanley Tucci is expecting a baby!

More than half of broadcast advertising in the midterms has been paid for by outside groups

Let Me Tell You Something About Sen. Al Franken

This Age of Derp

Hoosier Cowboys' 2014 General Election Predictions

Obama could do labor a big favor WITHOUT the help of Congress Chilean Ex-Army Officers Charged in Cover Up of Folk Singer Victor Jara's Murder - "Manifesto" Music Video

"Whatever It Takes"

Gazans visit relatives jailed in Israel for 1st time since June

Keene Pumpkin Festival fits trend: students rioting for no good reason

While visiting the ER yesterday...

Hospital knew all along it was in wrong, but, corpmedia jumped to blame Obama, anyway.

And you may ask yourself Well...How did I get here?

Has anyone read whether Duncan and his fiancee had intimate relations while he had symptoms

As far as I'm concerned Sweetie Pie is mine now.

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team


early voting begins in texas today

Idaho couple covers car in anti-gay slogans, and say they're being 'persecuted'

From my friend at the CTA on the upcoming election

Berkeley considers outlawing pet restrictions on rentals

Pennsylvania Senate Stands Up to the NRA

This media hysteria over ebola is nothing new... (pic heavy)

Jesse Ventura: If Bush and Cheney didn't invade Iraq, there would be no ISIS

"But the President has paid dearly..."

Texas Hospital Apologizes for 'Mistakes' in Ebola Treatment in Full-Page Ad

Went on a drive along Lake Pepin yesterday the great state of Texas, it’s easier to buy an automatic weapon than register to vote

So, has CDC and NIH funding been cut or increased since 2010?

Your media guide to the differences between #Ferguson and #pumpkinfest

Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension

GOTV for Dave Peiser

Doctor Says No Overtime; Pregnant Worker’s Boss Says No Job

(Sept.) More Than 700 Babies Exposed to Tuberculosis at Texas Hospital

St. Louis Police Officer calls the job of Ferguson Activist to get her fired. She gets his number &

Gay Rights Groups describe Catholic synod vote as 'disappointing'

People gave up their lives in this country for the right to vote

Canadian Pacific Railway and CSX Call Off Merger Talks.

What's for Dinner, Mon., Oct 20, 2014

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

The Princeton Economic Consoritum model has been trending down since the beginning of September...

Noticed a sign for Gooper Severson for SOS

Saudi Arabia Beheaded 59 People So Far This Year —

So Called Humorous Acronyms Or Abbreviations Use By Healthcare Professionals

Extreme Ultraviolet Image of a Significant Solar Flare

Chinese power: Challenges and R&D opportunities of smart distribution grids

This Week's Republican Lawmaker Arrest!

New tracers can identify frac fluids in the environment

Baby boomers Ruined America: Why Blaming Millennials is Misguided — and Annoying

President Obama's "unqualified" pick for Surgeon General

The little couple

Politico finds Obama's approval on the rise (47%), headlines say otherwise.

Neil DIAMOND now looks like Billy Bob THORTON

It's Monday Morning in Alaska...County Clerk Offices open in one hour...anyone getting married?

Reince Priebus Lies About GOP Cuts To Health Care During Ebola Scares

Alaska Governor Rushes to Stop Gay Marriage, Ignores Child Rapist Military Recruiters in Schools

"The Power Of Love"

Gay Marriage LOL!

Is there any way The Walking Dead ends well?

U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response

from Governor O'Malley

Report: NFL could reinstate former Ravens running back Ray Rice within a month

The Rude Pundit - GOP: We're Not Scientists Except When We Are

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

At the risk of being re-named ...

Charles P Pierce- The Embarrassment of Being American Today

Carter, Deal Debate: This round goes to Carter.

Mia Love - Utah Republican/Tea Party Congressional Darling linked to Criminal Investigation

Watching Scotty Blow

Pic Of The Moment: Republican Message For The 2014 Mid-Term Elections

Jeremy Messersmith wears his atheist heart on his sleeve

Unskewing the KY-Sen polls

It's been three years since the glorious Libyan intervention. How's that working out?

Are Factual And Religious Belief The Same?

Redeeming the system

New poll finds Corbett closing to 7 points

Anyone else read Rick Perlstein's "The Invisible Bridge"?

A new article on Ebola by Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone:

Waveland Shrine

Not sure if many of you remember him, but guitarman has passed away

I questioned in an earlier post if the decontaminated apartments were

Struggling IBM pays $1.5 billion to dump its chipmaking business

Need quick medical/legal advice.

Sleater-Kinney announce first new album in a decade, No Cities to Love

Russia Won’t Accept Terms to End Sanctions Over Ukraine

Repubs Helped Cause the Ebola Crisis. Time to Cure our Government: Vote Them Out.

New Zogby Analytics Poll: Obama Approval Bounces to 46%

My dearest friend is getting her top surgery tomorrow

Police arrest two Ferguson protesters in clash with Rams fans

Heads Up! 2014 NC Voter Guide... Find Your: District, Early Voting & Candidate Information!

I think I'm doing it wrong.

Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List

Florida DUers - keep an eye on this

Republican senate candiate ad against Gary Peters - with a "Sharknado" reference

Join Elizabeth Warren-Hold Banks Accountable

Vote early in early voting.

I was wrong -

Recommended: James Ellroy's new novel, "Perfidia."

Tina Brown: Obama Makes Women Feel Unsafe (EBOLA & ISIS!!11)

Banned in Frisco:

Fukushima - Unit 4 spent fuel removal >99% complete

U.S. drops arms to Kurds

Papantonio: How Florida Elected A Criminal Governor

Two children from Rwanda are being kept from elementary school in New Jersey because...EBOLA!!11

Global oil prices likely to touch to $60/barrel: Osama Kamal

Honest NFL Headlines: Week 7

ironic breast cancer month

White privilege exists, male privilege exists, heteronormativity exists, but generational privilege?

Playboy Interview: Brian Schweitzer

2fer, Rachel dancing salsa with LIMBOsevic all night? & Russell BRAND to run Faux building some day

Just voted for Wendy and Leticia

Germany worried about exporting #Ebola to the US Army

Idaho: marriage equality takes effect today

Seven bodies linked to murder suspect found in Indiana

Vermont's gubernatorial debate provides fodder for humorists from coast to coast

So just out of curiousity - what's the gas price in your area

Something I need help understanding

Because sometimes this needs to be said, frequently...

A Deadly Epidemic Killed More Than 48,000 Americans in 2003-4!!!11!

If all else fails, read the directions.

Ebola: Is bushmeat behind the outbreak?

New music SUCKS these days-

Mother's Finest - Thank You For The Love.

How powerful should a rich person be?

Pat Robertson: Christians should flee states with marriage equality

Duncan's family being cleared shows how hard it is to catch Ebola in early stages.

South Carolina GOP House Candidate: Don’t Be Deceived: ‘Cute’ Same-Sex ‘Gremlins’ Will Destroy USA

Murdoch Mysteries, Canadian detective show

National Health Service workers to go on strike in Wales

Fox News host complains he can't make racist comments on the air

Newark mayor demands city schools return to local control in NYT op-ed

A giant on the stock market, Apple’s a small player in campaigns

Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines

GOP candiate says same sex couples are Gremlins

Sheridan County School District 1 goes localvore

What is the big deal? Candidates always avoid campaigning with the President

Just another day in an American Prison

In large letters, you see "Mitch McConnell." Below that, a sign with even larger letters: "FOR SALE

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick hold commanding leads in latest poll (by KHOU-TV and Houston Public Media)

The Recurring Computer Printer Dilemma

Ryan/ Zerban debate today at 6:30 at UW-Rock.

Just when you thought you'd seen it all for craziness...

Kids pulled out of class over concerns about principal's trip to Zambia because...EBOLA!!!111

Calling Anonymous: Keep your eye on places that might try to flip the tabulations. eom

Ron Paul slams Rand’s ‘politically motivated’ Ebola travel ban: It has no ‘medical purpose’

Vote for progressive Elissa Silverman for At-Large councilmember!

I have a question concerning a new requirement my job is requiring.

Kind of Nostalgic for the PANIC from last week

Ron Paul spanks his boy, Rand, for ebola scare tactics....

Peruvian radio host's wife killed in attack on station

Chile ex-mayor arrested for Pinochet-era human rights crimes

More "Because...EBOLA!11!" happenings

Best Ask the Admin. question and answer of Sept!!!!!!!

The Bad Astronomer's gallery of comet pictures

Modern Monster Mash! (Not your boomers bash :) )

Okay...My wife was offered the job today.

The Bad Astronomer's gallery of comet pictures

Flip Benham crashes gay weddings in North Carolina

Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific

Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific

BREAKING: Wyo. Won't Appeal Marriage Equality

(NBC) Journalist being treated for Ebola still improving (could be released this week)

You know, I was really soured on Malloy, but

There are two types of photography I enjoy

It was a bitter sweet day for the Progressoid home.

Gina Loudon, RW pundit: Dems want to destroy marriage so they can take your guns

"Miguel Facusse Barjum Honored for Lifetime Contribution to Latin America"

I'm GLAD they broke off and formed their own state...

This story went unnoticed, but, should kill Tillis' support in his home district.

So, KY has a tight race, a debate, and a candidate with a (contrived) controversy

Kirk Cameron: Halloween masks mocking Obama celebrate Jesus defeating Satan

The Universe.

Stop Hillary! Vote no to a Clinton dynasty (Harper's cover story)

Arlington Is Hellbent on Keeping Armed Libertarians -- and Little Leaguers -- Off Its Streets

Another day, Same old B.S., ...

WTH? Video of police officer shooting dog sparks investigation

Thoughs and Prayers are needed

"The best candidate anywhere" Charlie Pierce on Seth Moulton

Obama to expedite U.S. entry for thousands of Haitians

Arrested bigamist sets record with FOUR wives, SEVEN fiancees and FIVE girlfriends

SPOILERS<- "Does Episode 502 Provide 'The Walking Dead's' Most Shocking Moment Ever?" ->SPOILERS

Scott Walker is going to lose

Mellowcabs jolts rickshaws into the 21st Century (BBC)


‘Pro-Life’ Murderer Demands His First Amendment Right To Kill Again

Indiana man confesses to murder, may have at least seven victims

From Their Lips To God’s Ears: 21 Secret LGBT Struggles With Religion

Obama re: Ginsburg: "Life tenure means she gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go"

BBC News: Calling time on America's blockade of Cuba

Risen case: Official Sources May Be the Only Sources

my blood pressure goes up when I hear about Reagan

Driving in Russia?

Cuba To Host 'Extraordinary' Regional Summit On Ebola

That Time The Reagan White House Press Briefing Erupted With Laughter Over AIDS 13 Times

We need a more honest conversation about marijuana

Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales


The little-known tool Republicans will use if they win the Senate

anybody ever feel like this when they were rudely awakened?

Ecuador: Canadian Bar Association Withdraws Intervention in Chevron Case

President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

Can Ebola live in the cold?

If Hispanics Sit Out Midterms Because Of Immigration Delay They Are Committing Political Suicide.

No Republican Wave: Senate Polls Show More Good News For Democrats

Nassim Taleb: Here's What People Don't Understand About Ebola

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury

Well, from what I'm seeing on the TVPD (TV Propaganda Device), now that the 21-day Ebola incubation

I have asked to be blocked from this group. I am deleting it from my Subscriptions.

Woman arrested for holding pumpkin in Ferguson (not a joke)

Graffiti Artist Banksy Arrested In London; Identity Revealed

Patrick quietly transfers 500 managers to public employee union

Video: Soldiers detain developmentally-disabled child in Hebron, 19 Oct. 2014

Patrick quietly transfers 500 managers to public employee union

Former Teacher Calls Parent Trigger School 'Law-Breakingly Unprofessional'

Official: PA forces regularly conduct politically motivated arrests

mitochondrial autonomic dysfunction.

Adelson Wants to Steal a Blue CA District

Self-delete (I tried to edit, but wound up double posting)

A lot of crappy jobs out there

Feeling a little melancholy tonight. For reasons I don't care to share, today is ...

"You Don't Own Me"

McConnell and ALG in "dead heat" in latest poll?

according to Rick DiClemente:

The real 47 percent: GOP candidate with a Ferrari pays no federal income taxes for third year

Dwight Yoakam- Fast As You

1,700 striking FairPoint workers don’t have union strike fund

SC GOP candidate: Don’t be deceived — ‘cute’ same-sex ‘gremlins’ will destroy US

1,700 striking FairPoint workers don’t have union strike fund

1,700 striking FairPoint workers don’t have union strike fund

White House: Nazis shouldn't get Social Security (UPDATE)

NOAA: Past 12 months global temperatures were warmest on record

Robert Parry: Germans Clear Russia in MH-17 Case

Attempted Censorship at Keene Pumpkin Festival

Absolutely Livid. Ripped off by slumlord.

Monica Lewinsky's objective?

Dallas businessman Sam Wyly files for bankruptcy over $300 million forfeiture

Federal jury sides with whistle-blower against Dallas-based Trinity Industries; damages over $800M

Plaintiffs challenging Alaska's same-sex marriage legally wed after week of legal back and forth

Scarred but smarter

NASA Rover Opportunity Views Comet Near Mars

In $600 million arms deal, U.S. plans to send 46,000 tank rounds to Iraq

America is punishing low-income men for not registering with the Selective Service

U.K.: House of Lords votes to make 'revenge porn' a criminal offense

Can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF?

Starring Christian Bale as Moses...!!!

Hedges: The Imperative of Revolt

BRANDNEW Kentucky Bluegrass Poll:McTURTLE 44 vs.43 for Grimes

Did Rauner camp interfere with this Sun-Times reporter's job?

"Turkey 'supporting ISIS', Labour's future & fear the Reaper drones"

Congressman uses Ebola for fundraising pitch-R from GA, natch

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies at 98

Some recent pictures of Alaska for your viewing pleasure. :)