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Archives: August 17, 2014

Americans Are Drawing the Same Conclusions About 1st Amendment Protest and Warfare Tactics of Police

Taste of Asia @ Home - Filipino Chicken Adobo

Gene Simmons Is Sorry for Telling Depressed People to Kill Themselves

Great delivery!

Noam Chomsky on Media’s "Shameful Moment" in Gaza & How a U.S. Shift Could End the Occupation

Hot and spicy rice cake (Tteokbokki) Korean

Hot and spicy rice cake (Tteokbokki) Korean

My Farewell to Robin Williams

Police in Rialto, CA wear body cams with striking results...

"US cities combating climate change on the local level"

wanted to share - I thought this was a decent article on the subject

Toe Sucker, Dick Morris, went after Al Gore for selling "Current" to "Al Jazerra" & It's Disgusting!

What liquor mixes best with Dr. Pepper?

Any updates on 2014 local / state mid term races in your area?

New Milton, Hampshire, suffers a 'bombing' of another kind

Politics Done Right on KPFT - Wendy Davis was written off much too early

MRAPs for free, coming to a police force near you, dear taxpayer, for free! Get some now!

I call that a white privilege, don't you?

Federal Officials Rethink Giving Excess Military Gear To Police

On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

cuddle puddle

Opposition leader Herzog calls to reinstate plaque on father's Belfast home

T-storms in Ferguson tonight are more likely to result in a peaceful night

The more things change...

Facing KISS Boycott, Gene Simmons Apologizes for Telling Depressed People to Die Already

"You gotta let the neighborhood know we appreciate it," famous looted mart owner says

Police need to stop shooting down our children like dogs in the street

Rich holds true to principles — dooming her chances

Clinton-Castro 2016: Hillary grooming Julian Castro for VP?

From the signs of babes . . .


GMO's are they safe? There is no way to be sure yet...there are no absolutes in young science...

A man with a Muslim sounding name takes over an airport...and plays the piano.

Interactive re: World Trade Center new logo

Interactive re: World Trade Center new logo

The Candy Snatchers - "It's Too Late"

I am home from vacation. Ask me anything.

How America’s Middle Class Dug Its Own Grave

The Mystery of the Malaysian Airlines Crash Over Ukraine

This is what FBI agents are handing out to Ferguson residents near where Mike Brown was killed...

Militarized Police: Lessons From The 1971 STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

Ferguson Shop Owner 'Overwhelmed' By Community Support After Looting

Boston Globe: S. Korea confirms Francis as the ‘Teflon Pope’

Police Militarization=Capitalist Fright

"Steve King uses 2008 conspiracy theory as a fundraising tool"

Beatles Command Performance 1963

Photos from history...

"Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram"

The Ferguson "robbery" incident report has some problems.

Further to the Beatles Command Performance - (this is not The Beatles)

99-year-old woman sets record in 100-meter sprint at Gay Games

Neither anti-Semitic nor anti-Palestinian, just a mother pleading for peace

Hummingbird feeder question

Onion deconstructs virtually all corporate media

Mob Destroys Ebola Center In Liberia Two Days After It Opens

So I’m a scumbag!!! And ignoring the facts that liberal’s should not

California small town's roundabout plan criticized from both left and right

This is probably the greatest thing I've seen so far

out from under my rock..what happened to Joe Trippi ?

Artist accused of damaging environment in Mexico

are you under 30 and do you know who richard brautigan is?

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

How the Panama Canal helped make the U.S. a world power

How the Panama Canal helped make the U.S. a world power

Malcolm X

Your barriers mean nothing to me...

Man who saved Jewish boy in Holocaust acts to save Israel from ‘racist… quagmire’

IFC Warned of Systemic Safeguards Failures in Honduras

When Prayer Makes Anxiety Worse

The only place you can see the shit going on now in #Ferguson is Twitter.

I'm watching Saturday Night Live

Cpt. Johnson is on the scene right now in Ferguson talking it out with some very stubborn youth

Kershaw handed his first loss since May...

Someone go give this rec #5

Protesters take to streets again ahead of curfew in Ferguson

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Full Soundtrack

Spain's Fast Food Chain Opens In Central America

Welcome to Guatemala: gold mine protester beaten and burnt alive

How Zephyr Teachout Became a Contender - The Nation, Aug 15

DOs and DON'Ts for feminists vs. "feminists"

Live broadcast from Ferguson (VICE News)

I no longer support collective bargaining rights for cops

Ex-head of paramilitary telecommunications released from Colombia prison

Militarized Police Occupy USA

Colombian Conservatives support legalization of medical marijuana

A REAL Feminist.

RT: New wave of riots, looting in Ferguson, MO

Could this ever happen here (in the United States) without Consequence?

Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

I'm looking for your suggestions.

Ukraine foreign minister calls on NATO, EU to give military support

Falling in Love Again: The Truly Amazing History, Marketing, and Wide Legal Use of Today's Most

Ruth: The Hillary Doctrine (w/video)

Sunday's Doonesbury- Another Hot Day

Sunday's Non Sequitur- Choosing Dogma

5 Worst Right-Wing Moments This Week: Limbaugh Set to Drown in Own Toxic Spewage

Twitter co-founder joins social media chorus from Ferguson

The Summer of Hate

As Abortion Rights Shrink, What's the Best Language to Use to Protect Women's Options?

How We Can End Militarized Policing

Juan Cole: The Cruel Jest of American "Humanitarian Aid" to Iraq

Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Huge money from oil and coal coming into Republican coffers

Joe Panik's 2 hits help Giants rally for 6-5 win

Congressman Paul Ryan Hates 'House Of Cards'

Indiana BLACK grandmother suffers violent SWAT raid after a neighbor uses her wireless internet

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Potty Over Here Edition

Last meal for S.F. festival?

A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock

New Hampshire declares state of emergency over poisonous synthetic pot

Mysterious Pennsylvania ice mine only produces ice in the summer

After police killings, Georgia teens create cop accountability app

She's baaaack!

Abortion Didn’t Cause Robin Williams’ Death

Your Sunday GTFO moment: Boy's Organ Donation Rejected Because He's Gay

Rick Perry’s ill-timed bombshell: Why Chris Christie’s having a good laugh

Fox News regular suspended from ad company he co-founded for offensive transphobia post

Fox News Raises Specter Of New Black Panthers To Stoke Fears Of Racial Violence In Missouri

The cost of attending a 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium

How to wreck the GOP in 3 easy steps! - By Thomas Frank

What Happens When Evangelical Virgin Men Get Married? This Secular Female Sociologist Found Out.

Landlords and businesses will get two votes vs the people NSW Australia.

Couple of thoughts @ contests. Pet peeve reference at the end is fleeting and sarcasm icon applies

Judge allows lawsuits against movie theater owner in Aurora, Colorado massacre

Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead From the Gaza Conflict

The History of Right Wing Hate Talk

The Economics of Police Militarism

Hamas Lies And the media believed it.

Market Basket driver arrested after threatening strikers

The F-35, the Scam of the Century

Daddy vs Daughter Dance off

F-35 test fleet now able to fly six hours between engine inspections

They're playing my jam.

New Album from BUCKTICK

United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports

Check Out This Animated Map Showing How Boston Birthed America

Frank Rich: Good Hillary, Bad Hillary

America is a Horror Show

An easy way to improve your NetFlix experience

The U.S. Navy’s Most Expensive Warships for 2014

When Bearing Goes Horribly Wrong...

Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection

How Zephyr Teachout Became a Contender - The Nation, Aug 15

Westboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin Williams' Funeral Thwarted By Love

New host of Meet The Stenographers

A Clash of Religion and Bioethics Complicates Organ Donation in Israel

This Governor Of Missouri Is Really An Idiot....

Was it legal for Darren Wilson to shoot Michael Brown?

South Africans mull penis clamp ban Circumcision rings, which help prevent HIV, may be boycotted

Here's a new one..

Going to the chapel

Breaking - Kornachi at GEM$NBComcast can confirm that the photo DUers confirmed

Anthony Weiner Is Opening A Restaurant

"Brown was hit by one bullet, then—as Brown pleaded for his life — Wilson fired “five or six” more"

Steve Kornacki DEFENDING Rick Perry to the hilt on his show

The U.S. Supreme Court Is Marching in Lockstep with the Police State

Support Your Local Foodbanks and Soup Kitchens

Photo of the Day

Does it disturb the Military Veterans here on DU...


I still do not trust Rand Paul and his pseudo, new found moderate attitude. eom

Israel: No Gaza deal until security needs met

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, August 19: Summer Under the Stars: Paul Newman

Prosecutor: Couple Sexually Abused 2 Amish Sisters

Anyone Sleeping Well at the Moment Is Badly Informed

Janmashtami 2014: Hindus Celebrate The Birth Of Lord Krishna

Modesto police get OK to use traffic intersection cameras for investigations

Went to see some friends play last night.

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, August 20: Summer Under the Stars: Thelma Ritter

Wisconsin loses $206 million by not fully expanding BadgerCare >$500 million over 31/2 ye

There are people in Ferguson who are trying to make a difference. (video)

Gen. Smedley Butler, more relevant than ever

No easy answers in prosecutor's probe of Cuomo

Will Rick Perry be convicted?

Emmys 2014: Russia Today has been nominated for Guantanamo hunger strike coverage

The Perry scandal behind the indictment

Origin Of Meteorite That Crashed Into Novato Home Traced Back 4 Billion Years To Formation Of Moon

Plan to send immigrant kids to NY church draws ire

Did you know -- Massachusetts is plagued by homosexual terrorists!

Cuomo's 'Governor's Challenge' on Owasco Lake Saturday to promote Finger Lakes, local tourism...

When Did These Guys Become "THESE GUYS"?

Claire McCaskill gets it that demonstrations last night were peaceful - contrary to major news media

The Truth Behind Mergers

The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time

Let’s make suburbs into cities: New urbanism, car culture and the future of community

ICE Is Fitting Immigrant Mothers with Ankle Monitors When They Arrive in New York

How I See the Autopsy Report Release Going...

send millions of jobs to China and India, start endless wars, start spying on citizens,

Measuring Metro's Performance: A Tight Squeeze Through The Rosslyn Bottleneck

Buskers Say NYPD Is Harassing Subway Performers

Upstate New York Farm Must Allow Gay Weddings

AG Holder Ordering Federal Autopsy Be Performed at Request of Michael Brown's Family

Dude, racism is stupid....

Samples from possible ebola patient sent to Atlanta for verification (SPanish)

"Bums" shot - echoes in history

21 Unearthly Drone Videos Show Drama Of World's Religious Sites

Chicago: Additional bus-on-shoulder service coming to Stevenson; possible some day on Edens

Gregory got $4M in hush money to leave NBC

Israel Envoy Arrives in Cairo - just as 5 day ceasefire set to end.

What's for Dinner, Sun., Aug. 17, 2014

How Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policy

Garner Family Shows Support for Ferguson

Just remember this everytime you say "there outta be a law"

Great NYT piece on writing, and failure

**** Gets out staple gun and hangs up sign for DU Brunch - now serving ****

There's a Reason You Separate Military and the Police

Fine farewell - if you could get there

HIV Or Anti-HIV Drugs Unexpectedly Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis, Otherwise A Disease With No

Sheriff: Couple Accused In Amish Kidnapping Sexually Assaulted Victims

Fine farewell - if you could get there

Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va., N.C.

Tropico 5 banned in Thailand.....

How Dare Mayor de Blasio Tell New Yorkers To Submit to the NYPD

Alleged friend of Officer Darren Wilson offers his side of the story

Missouri Governor: Police Released Video Of Robbery To Attack Michael Brown’s Character

Ebola crisis: Protesters attack Liberia quarantine centre

Outdated tankers carry explosive crude; feds seek refit

Rise of the 'Unholy Alliance' of Libertarians and Leftists

Regarding Citzenbased Taxation and comments on a radio cast interview of a Professor from Notre Dame

The first policemen - the bobbies.

Ferguson and the Rise of SWAT Armies

Rick Perry is not the only Governor that should be indicted for abuse of power

Has the media in Ferguson been "caged"?

Police shooting data

Snowpack atop Arctic sea ice has dwindled since 1950s, study says

Pentagon Hands Lucrative Guantanamo Bay Deal to Notorious Private Security Company

Does anyone know if there is video of the shooting in Ferguson? The only thing I hear the "media"

Arctic Warming Blamed for Dangerous Heat Waves (Rossby waves!)

A Hazelden rehab patient is selling Robin Williams info

Bulgarians know how to deal with out of control government

Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries

This Is the New Worst-Case Scenario for Ice Loss in Antarctica

Rebels Down Ukrainian Warplane As Military Equipment ‘Arrives From Russia’

Beijing to Abandon Coal Power by 2020

Ticks That Can Make People Severely Allergic To Meat Are Spreading In The U.S.

U.N. Nuclear Chief Upbeat After "Useful" Iran Visit

Just give me some truth......

David Gregory V Glenn Greenwald - Who is the journalist? A trip down memory lane ...

Do We Look Fat in These Suburbs?

Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Luke O'Donovan Sentenced To Prison For 2012 Attack

Obama Heading Back To DC In Rare Vacation Break

Curtis strikes populist theme in Senate campaign

Bread or Death: "Everybody Out!"

Have Insurers Found New Ways To Avoid The Sick?

Joly Jalapeño!

some idiot-child for a fly can't find its way back out the door in flew in by


US: Living Dead Man's Family Must Repay Benefits

Latest Round Of US Airstrikes Against Militants In Iraq Includes Use Of Land-Based Bombers

Right Sector Not Going to Attack Kiev, Some of Requirements Fulfilled - Leader

Sodium-ion batteries could light path to new power cells (Nikkei Asian Review)

Mike Brown’s Family Asked To See Robbery Footage Before Police Released It To Media, But Were Ignore

On That Remarkable Moment Last Night in Ferguson Between Cpt. Johnson and Masked Protester

DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

Ukraine Crisis | Do Ukrainians Want War?

The trouble with trying to make trains go faster (BBC)

Sunday Ferguson Toons

TOON: Ferguson Police Department Dress Code

How many DUers remember that Hack Gregory and Eric Cantor

All, all of a piece throughout...

Texas man has been in prison for 34 years...without being convicted

Michael Brown, Ferguson Victim Paid For His Rellos

All other concerns aside, would you prefer Sanders or Clinton?

Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay, Calls For Police Diversity Amid Ferguson Unrest

Finally back online. Lots of news. Some good. Some bad. Updates on Brody the Cat.

Interactive map of police militarization

Kurdish forces 'retake Mosul dam'

Heaven's Gate

ALLEGED strong arm robbery

Is This The 'Land Of The Free'?: How Ferguson Is Playing Outside The U.S.

Congress Will Review The Transfer Of Military Weapons To Police Forces After Ferguson

"Not Worth It."

Witness records aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting

Facing Capitalism's Big Reset and Fascism: (and the superfluous people)

‘Help, help, I’m being repressed!’: How conservatives make a mockery of the oppression of religious

Pumpkin pie, anyone ?

Officer, All We Are Saying Is Give Them A Chance!

I’m in L.A. and there is a Sharia Law problem...Many are Boycotting

Who's a better live band, the Beatles or the Stones?

Old Rand is new ... again

Melissa Harris-Perry poignant expose of police inhumanness toward black men

Exactly How Often Do Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men?

Israeli attacks on Gaza families must be investigated as war crimes, say human rights groups

So Andrea Mitchell gave David Gregory's swan song on MTP.

Atlantic and Indian Oceans calm; Pacific: Tropical Storm Karina, Invest 91E, Invest 94C

Missouri governor points finger at Ferguson police chief for new violence

Cuomo: Israel Trip Was ‘Gubernatorial’ Not ‘Presidential’

The Media are Corrupt by Design - The Powell Manifesto

Wow! Take a look at these photos

Who doesn't have a problem with police procuring military equipment??

San Francisco School District: We don't care if middle-class families go private.

Heads up! More Right Wing spin going around on Michael Brown shooting........

Policemen should not be immune from our justice system.

A little something to go with tomatoes fresh out of the garden ...

Whatever it is, I like it.

NYT piece on the "sharing economy"

On the science and ethics of Ebola treatments

Iraq Vet: Small-Town Cops Have Better Armor and Weaponry Than We Carried in a Combat

Violent Relationships, with Dr. Leelia Franck

Israeli ship remains at sea as thousands of protesters gather in Oakland

Frightened family recounts being caught at looting scene in Ferguson

You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?

"Meet The Press" has racist writer on the show...

SF teachers union still counting strike authorization votes

How America's Police Became an Army: The 1033 Program

My liquor graveyard...

Why was the Ohio National Guard called to Kent State University?

"So, finally, after our Precautionary paper, a GMO lobbyist seems to be after us" - Taleb

For the "let's wait for the facts" crowd. We already have several facts.


Cpt Ron Johnson for Mayor of Ferguson (Police Chief?)!

What Happens When Evangelical Virgin Men Get Married? This Secular Female Sociologist Found Out.

Ferguson Police Excuses Destroyed As Anonymous Shares Dispatch Recordings (AUDIO)

Should we give Joe Biden another tour as VP??? He has the background and knows

Can you remember when cops were called "pigs"?

Argentina Takes on Pirates and Vultures

TN voters renominate scumbag to Congress.

Mission creep? Beyond Kurdish territory, Iraq asks for more US help against Islamic State

California Supreme Court Nixes Corporate Personhood "Advisory Measure" From November Ballot

Police won’t ‘kill your child’

Wow! Al Sharpton has the universal microphone right now and it's LOOOOUUUUD!

Average time for a golf game... about 4 hours.

Rev AL is kicking butt and taking names...

Gov. Nixon 'Deeply' Disagreed With Release of Surveillance Video

Mulder the Cat

This old tree

Wes Clark: Iraq is not the same as the '60s.

Who has custody of Michael Brown's body?

Levi's Stadium is getting christened good.

Full house at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson. Only police presence is Capt. Johnson (video)

Florida man goes crazy in diaper aisle at Walmart

So I posted this on the FB, and I got a rather bizarre response...

What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America

9/11 Changed EVERYTHING...

Worst band name you've ever heard?

If Americans Knew - The Truth About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

I just found a 1945 wheathead penny.

The War on the Poor and Working Families

Anyone here using smoked paprika? Yummmmm

Remember Harriet Christian, the angry PUMA? She died last October.

One reason the police are so heavily armed

Does anyone here think there is too much religious entitlement here on DU?

Jesse Jackson booed off for asking for donations in Ferguson.

Amnesty International Takes “Unprecedented” U.S. Action In Ferguson

Stray bullet wounds man, kills woman across street in N. Georgia town

Protest Happening In Support Of Officer Who Shot Brown

CNN seems to be working overtime

Rep. Carolyn Maloney pursues pandas during China trip

Captain Ron Johnson with a heartfelt speech at Michael Brown rally

'Witch hunt' against Israel's war critics

Tibetan monks from India to Ferguson.

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 18 August 2014

The case for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

Computer Network Diagnostic Basics for Everyone

Watch this powerful video about Ferguson from Melissa Harris Perry.

I just finished Blood Meridian.. (NSFW)

Right Wingers are driving me NUTS!

Huckabee, Franklin Graham, Joel Olsteen, Pat Robertson are.....

re the store video: could the "altercation" have been over ID?

Disney Channels are showing "Aladdin..."

"Remember Me Like This" by Bret Anthony Johnston.

Don't nap and walk

The Tea Party's Racist Roots

My link to DU no longer takes me directly to DU.

Call to arrest atheist bloggers

Beautiful! Backup Arrives in Ferguson . . . From India!

Religious People Can Be Scary Drunks

Iran attempted large-scale cyber-attack on Israel, senior security source says

Iranian President Tweets Uncovered Photograph of First Woman to Win Fields Medal

A Quick Way To End Your Neighbors Guilty Judgment of Micheal Brown

Jeff Masters reviews "Into the Storm" -Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahhahaha

Disco lives and if you use it at the right time, someone else may live as well.

Sister Elizabeth Johnson Blasts Catholic Bishops For 'Unconscionable' Investigation Of American Nuns

How can I add a graphic to my sig line?