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Archives: August 23, 2014

In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

"The DNC Knows Everything About You"

So much for politics stopping at the water’s edge

Jim Webb Interview in Iowa Fuels 2016 Presidential Talk

Dollywood: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Gay

I have a dream...

I've never seen animals treat their younglike this

Indian gay men's wives 'trapped' in marriage

Monsanto and Ukraine

SENATOR Tim Kaine - got him elected twice

Volkswagen - Eyes on the road.

‘Police are deeply saddened by this tragic event’

Damn good response to the 'I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me' cop...


US/NATO Accusations Fly as Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine

Mark David Chapman will remain in prison.

The militarization of New York area police departments

NYPD officers spotted drinking in uniform after work

Sending people to their death is AWESOME!!!1!!111!!!

Photography: The First Hundred Years...

Scientists develop water splitter that runs on ordinary AAA battery

This is the cover of Ferguson for Time Magazine. No wonder they arrested the photographer that took

Why are ad covering the text on DU allowed? Ad on the sides, top and bottom are fine with me

What could possibility go wrong with fracking under an airport?

Insurance companies go for profitable tests, but not for more doctor time spent with patients

"In Jülich gesehen"

D.C. Charter Leader Objects To Plan Setting Aside Seats For At-Risk Students

74 days until the election...those who can, request vacation Nov 3 and 4

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! Flippin’ Friday & a new kitteh gif

U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

Java/Firefox question

"Why Rick Perry’s indictment could be a political blessing in disguise"

Wow. Just WOW.

In Aftermath of Killing of Mike Brown . . . DEMANDS

A little Friday night music for you.

Friday Talking Points (317) -- Big And Little Brother

UFCW President Hansen on Michael Brown's Mother

BNP: scared of LGBT characters on the tee vee machine

low-cost easy raised garden beds?

Rock band mistaken for ISIS

For blacks, America is dangerous by default

"The GOP's Midterm Strategy Is as Hollow as Their Ideas Are"

Market Basket Strike Looks Like a Strike Should

Wasn't there a 19th century version of ISIS? n/t

Kellogg’s Employees Back to Work

Kellogg’s Employees Back to Work

Workers in a 'red' state getting screwed (yet again). I.m not surprised; not even a little bit!

George Zimmerman Arrested While Visiting Ferguson

Trollmanac: A Guide to Identifying Invasive Fauna on Liberal Websites

Walker wanted funds funneled to Wisconsin Club for Growth

Cesar Valenzuela's death at LAX

Cesar Valenzuela's death at LAX

Argentina Grandmothers ID 115th 'dirty war' child

Well, it's progress, I suppose. I guess. Sort of.

Argentina Grandmothers ID 115th 'dirty war' child

BREAKING --- Gogebic Taconite LLC's contributes 700,000 to the Wisconsin Club for Growth

‘Ads Against Apartheid’ is going national

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News Shows

Confronting Our Own Hypocrisy and Repudiating Bad Behavior

Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

This Ridiculous Outrage Over President Obama Golfing Has Got to Stop ****BOG POST****

Can we start a Kickstarter campaign to send the Westboro "church" to Iraq?

the (not so ice) challenge

"Walker wanted funds funneled to Wisconsin Club for Growth"

Ferguson PD & LEEP (Law Enforcement Exchange Program) trained w/ Israeli anti-terra forces

Ruben Margolin -Kinetic Wave Sculptures

New Yorkers Unfurl Huge Palestinian Flag From Manhattan Bridge During Gaza March

Toyota FCV puts hydrogen fuel cell twist on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Why do women (mostly) NOT pay for sex?

Suspicious Object Turns out to Be Star Wars Toy

Swedish artist sentenced for 'racist' art

You know you remember this...

Racists Gone Wild! - black man is President (twice), a black woman is First Lady, another black

Courage and an adoption story all in one video

Has anyone ever asked you...

The NRA’s Double Standard

Why are California democrats shooting themselves in the foot via some of their members stupidity?

Son of Death (Uri Avnery)

Amanda Curtis in Science Magazine!

Wife says its gotta go.

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

Where is this girl's parents? Or really can the parent or parents do anything?

Where is labor in Ferguson?

Face it black people. ( article)

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight in Texas

Love at first sight. Pure and simple.

Amanda Curtis in Science Magazine

I have an avatar suggestion. Could you add this to the DU collection, please?

We've Always Been at War With: "US 'Ready To Take Action Against IS In Syria'"

That Awkward Moment When...

Beware of Exploding Gifts from Uncle Sam

Can a company legally hold a person's last pay check?

Here we don't go again kinda sorta

ACLU: Ferguson police report on Michael Brown's death violates law

Papa John's Pizza and Baseball

What a good FIRST meal for me to make?

Research Team of the Year Award Coming to These Four Students (if there isn't we should invent one)

What To Do When You're Dead: Science Edition

Ferguson debacle: The blame should be firmly placed on all the CHICKEN SHIT politicians

Posting a 'heads up' for Bellmawr mayor race

Why shoot to kill? or why shoot until good and dead?

Here is an idea

You Partied Hard At Boston Calling And There's Facial Recognition Data To Prove It.

A dumb Chrome ? even their own groups haven't answered in a week:

Per CNN text Hamas leaders did not know or approve of kidnapped Israeli teens.

so maybe Ferguson PD incites deliberately to arrest and FINE protestors!

WTF ...110

How Boston Police Used Facial Recognition Technology to Spy on Thousands of Music Festival Attendees

How Boston Police Used Facial Recognition Technology to Spy on Thousands of Music Festival Attendees

Sometimes I just want to drink myself insensible.

Yes, NY tenured teachers can be fired. NY Education Code actually lists reasons for firing...

Give a read to this post in GD about many reasons tenured NY teachers can be fired...

Michael Brown MURDER: Eyewitness Harmony

Protesters march down West Florissant, turn back when police cars block street [Ferguson, MO]

Judge tosses out much of suit filed by St. Louis man held in jail by mistake

Why do all my conservative friends have the Arabic letter "n" as their profile picture?

SCOTUS Idle Speculation

Lennon killer denied parole for eighth time

KARG Live Stream from St Louis

The Problem with G.M.O. Labels

Anybody take "woo" products anyway

John Bolton: With Ukraine’s Fate Still In Play, U.S. Must Act

The Spirit of Protest is Back in Ferguson! This is Democracy.

Left concern about HRC is NOT "hatred"'s about what we stand for as a party and a country

As Primary Nears, Governor Candidates Turn Eyes to Border (NY Times)

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today.

Which was the best SEASON of the Simpsons?

I did not know there was a show called "Dating Naked" on VH1, but...

Fake Michael Brown Facebook picture is a fraud. Please spread the truth everyone. ***PROOF INSIDE***

In Wake Of Ferguson, Miami-Dade Mayor Wants 'A Camera On Every Police Officer'

We Have More Than Just a Campus Rape Problem. There Is Invisible Rape All Over

Mika and Aiman - I love this shot.

I get so tired sometimes, and it seems like all I can talk about is school and work.

I am hopeful that Ferguson voters have seen their last six percent voter turnout for

Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections

Atheist politicians may run the UK, but they remain closeted in the US

Canada's team Champions of the Women's Aussie Rules Football International 2014 Grand Final

Sofia, gymnast in training

It seems like NEOCON CHRISTMAS may be coming...(honk if you agree)

Mika, working on her upper body strength

When you were a kid were you called a nerd, and if so, how did you deal with it?

40 Maps That Explain The Roman Empire

Boing... Boing... Boing... Boing...TURTLE?!

10 corporate tax dodgers you should know about

Creationism coming to Ohio classrooms? Not without a court fight

‘Embarrassing’: Chicago Cubs caught cutting workers’ hours in attempt to avoid Obamacare

15,000 expected at Staten Island rally for Eric Garner Today

Chelsea Manning Still Being Denied Gender Reassignment Treatment

Striking Teacher Churn in Charter Schools

Confusing Activity with Productivity: How a Lot of Work is Pointless

A week of hellish annual remembrances in Egypt, Syria

Behind Obama's "Chaotic" Foreign Policy

How the Ultra-Rich .01% Have Sucked Up Even More of America's Wealth Than You Think

Turning America Into a War Zone, Where 'We the People' Are the Enemy

When Dick Cheney Swatted an "Annoying Mosquito" Named Paul Ryan

"Exodus" Now Hurling Real 5,000 Pound Bombs

Flippin' Friday

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

Gay Marriage is Good. But a Key to It's Success is Future Corporate Profits

America Is Here to Help

Gnocchi - do not be afraid!

the "troubles" of northern ireland

Here's What Happens to Police Officers Who Shoot Unarmed Black Men

Notice how the media especially MSNBC is getting away from Ferguson

Colorado Town Sues State, Gov. Hickenlooper and COGA to Protect Right to Ban Fracking

Tim Minchin - The Good Book

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

Why do some Africans doubt Ebola is real?

Ultimate Reality TV: A Crazy Plan for a Mars Colony

McDonnell: "I don't blame my wife," I'm accountable

Tree fungus implicated in many AIDS deaths and others with compromised immune systems

USNA chief says no double standard for athletes

Lack of moisture affecting underground infrastructure

Thousands Expected to Cross Verrazano Bridge to Protest Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Aircraft carrier Saratoga heads off to be scrapped

Has anyone been affected by the UPS breach of security? If so, what are doing for it? challenges climate activists to stand up for Ferguson

Hamas pledges to back Palestinian bid to join ICC

How do the people in this group feel about voting in churches?

41 Percent of American Workers Let Paid Vacation Days Go to Waste

"We created the breeding ground for a force that is much more significant than al Qaeda.....

Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank

Understanding the Military and Police Mindset regarding Civil Unrest

Missouri police officer on leave over video in which he says: 'I'm ... a killer'

SpaceX rocket explodes over Texas

Servicemembers file class-action lawsuit against car shipping contractor

On the 48th Daye of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: 9 Palestinian Civilians,

Dog prays to God

Bonhomme Richard flight deck unfit for flight operations, could delay next deployment

PA slams Hamas executions of alleged collaborators

Any chance of bringing back the strikethru [ s ] .. [ /s ] tags?

american law enforcement in all it's glory....

'Thanks, Putin!': trouble in Russia floods Finland with cheap cheese

Howard Dean: I hope Hillary Clinton becomes president

"Born Romantic". What a charming movie.

Pentagon says little of the equipment seen in Ferguson is military surplus

Vultures Circling Argentina, Disconnect At The Fed

Cubs Get Soaked Trying To Avoid O-Care Mandate

Big change to make it harder for patients to get pain killers like Vicodin

OVERKILL: American police kill one suspect every day

Bank Settlement Grade Inflation: High Bullshit to Cash Ratio in $17 Billion Bank of America Deal

Progress seen on Market Basket Arthur T. Demoulas offers $1.5 billion for Market Basket

Dear NRA, Would Officer Wilson fit in the "good guy with a gun" category?

I can hear a massive amount of helicopters. I live not far from where people are gathering for

Rigged monopoly game speaks to the mindset of privilege and the issues of wealth inequality

M$NBC: Sun, 8/24 1PM EST Program on Wounded Warriers

"A turd in the rough." . . . Please come CAPTION Sgt. Major Dan Page, St. Louis County policeman!

The cost of five months bombing Syria in 2011

@vinehoutK: Use New Federal Money For #Badgercare to Help Workers & Lower Premium Costs

Rick Perry 2016

DISA Launches 5 Cloud Tests, Warns On Industry Consolidation

ISIS is less a threat to America and it's democracy than your local militarized police and media.

Middle class households' wealth fell 35 percent from 2005 to 2011

Exchange of fire on Pakistan-India border; deaths reported

Grilled Mahi-Mahi

Great! Now we are going to have gun nuts hauling their

The New Editors of the Internet

New Emails Shed Light On Walker Campaign Amid Legal Probe

Justice Ginsburg: Ferguson Turmoil Illustrates "Real Racial Problem"+ SCOTUS Has Done Little to help

Nunn leading in new poll

Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan

Oops! Rick Perry does it again, can’t remember his two felony charges

Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people

Bank Settlement Grade Inflation: High Bullshit to Cash Ratio in $17 Billion Bank of America Deal

Why the Market Basket saga matters to all Americans

Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 at Baghdad intelligence headquarters

Russian trucks leave Ukraine as Merkel arrives for talks aimed at easing tensions

The GOP’s libertarian time bomb: Why “going Rand” would be an electoral disaster

Propaganda at It’s Finest Media Monopoly - Diversion

Self-Service Scooters are the Next Form of Communal Transportation in Paris?

Indictment Unsealed in Firearms Case

Hershey passed a short time ago


Truckers outraged by Cardinal George Pell's sex abuse comparison

Rachel Maddow - Lurid McDonnell trial takes personal turn

Makes Me Wanna Holla

Deng Xiaoping - the world's greatest economist

Puerto Ricans flock to U.S. mainland as island’s political and economic crisis worsens

Iraqis must rise above their differences to rout terrorists By Joe Biden

2014 Emmys are Monday night

In the words of Howard Zinn ...........

Anti Democrat new Republican ad strategy:

A ‘range of options’ under discussion to combat Islamic State

Strange suicide - the case of Victor White

Staten Islanders March in Support of NYPD Ahead of Garner March

For London, one Crossrail isn’t enough

Fareed Zakaria gets even more plagiarism accusations

Obama’s Budding Cambodia Policy in Syria

Rachel Maddow - Is the US waging war on ISIS? Will it be?

Middle East Egypt calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire Egypt urges Israel and Palestinians to accept

U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq

One of the several things you'll never see a cat doing-

Upstate NYNews thread Aug 23 and 24.

75th Anniversary: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: A 'honeymoon' for two dictators

Duboce Triangle neighborhood (San Francisco) getting scary with drugs, violence

Ny Metro news thread Aug 23 and Aug 24.

Damnit-because we're men- that's why

Last night .... on Fox News

China Urges U.S. To Stop Close-In Surveillance

Ruled a suicide: Handcuffed man in a pollice car shot himself in his chest ? In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses

Women's pay, women's rights highlighted on Ohio 'tourism' billboards

Wasn't Syria one of the countries shrub named (among others) as being

Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works.

East Coast: Watching The Tropics For Labor Day Weekend Hurricane (w/forecast map)

Chris Hedges: The Dead Rhetoric of War (2013)

The Women of ISIS: Understanding and Combating Female Extremism

West Poised To Join Forces With President Assad In Face Of Islamic State

Miss Spain becomes first openly lesbian national beauty queen

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga aviation alert raised to red

Six Vital Conversations Jumpstarted on the Streets of Ferguson

Just how scummy can corporations get?

Homophobic thugs leave lesbian unconscious after sickening street attack & gay slurs - UK

Is it possible to empathize with both the Israelis and the Palestinians?

This Lesbian Breaks Downs Exactly Why Catcalling Sucks So Much


Gay History, on Display - 'Permanency’ Displays Gay and Lesbian Art

South Carolina's main paper: "Columbia police wearing body cameras in entertainment district"

"Squeezing David Hume’s big toe (and other ironic ways to honor the naive skeptical tradition)"

Big Dallas Plunder (School privatization scheme)

DU this poll please - Obama vacationing too much?

Okla. Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Black Women

2 ?s: Was the political consultant wrong to stop the chain? & Which party do you think he consults?

Blair Mountain in Danger

LIVE RADIO NOW: Media is a tool used to malign black men for a reason

Expert: ISIS has the ability to hit U.S. Bob Baer and Gen. Wesley Clark discuss.

The new Doctor premieres tonight on BBC America!

The Murder of Michael Brown: Eyewitness Accounts Arranged Chronologically

An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum (2010)

Linguistics vs. English departments

Ferguson Police Waited 10 Days to Review Michael Brown Incident Report

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle in Mexico

The Atlantic Axis and the Making of a War in Ukraine

what's for dinner - sat, aug 23?

Big news, Jack Trammell’s campaign to turn Eric Cantor’s seat blue is about to hit a huge milestone.

So, I made a decision...

August Flooding Toll: 4.5 Billion Gallons Of Sewage Released In Detroit

NC Fracking Hearing At Capacity; Sheriff, Cops, HiPos All There For "Extra Security"

The Growing Blue-State Diaspora

Archbishop of Canterbury rules pair’s 23-year marriage ‘invalid’ over birth certificate error

The Growing Blue-State Diaspora

Hero dogs of 9/11 - has this been posted before?

Guardian - Tony Abbott's Nihilism On Climate - And On Pretty Much Everything Else

My son just gave me a hug and told me he loves me

Scientists rediscover "noah" 6500-year-old-skeleton

Invest 96L continues moving WNW

Peru Moving Rapidly Backwards; Guts Environment Ministry, Cuts Fines, Boosts Mining Incentives

US considers air strikes in Syria after murder of James Foley

Early photos from today's Ststen Island March for justice for Eric Garner.

How a Real Air War Could Demolish ISIS

Liberia In Ebola "Free Fall" Thanks In Large Part To Shattered Society, Venal Government

Two red roses across the moon (no daisy a day dear)

Link to watch the Staten Island march and rally live.

Libya Islamists say they have taken Tripoli airport

"Never read the comments . . . "

In case anyone missed this

(Sad Trombone Noise) $24 Million In Public Money For Keystone XL Ad Campaign Had Almost Zero Effect

The Only American Fighting for Ukraine Dies in Battle (right winger?)

Darren Wilson Supporters Rally in Ferguson: ‘We Are All Darren Wilson’

The incessant never ending whining is driving me nuts!!!!!!!!

We have a patriarchy problem. (trigger warning)

A ‘forever grateful’ Joe Torre honored at Stadium as Yankees retire his No. 6

China Broadcasting Endless Loop of Foley Execution On Huge Screen In Beijing, (& Ferguson)

In my dreams...

Police negotiate with drunk open carry white man who asked police to shoot him. No charges.

MT US Senate race could become more competitive than some think.

Answers a few questions that have come up

Remember this?

Neat site - Historical party platforms..

What Happened in Ferguson? Eye Witnesses Tell the Truth - Video

Answers a few questions that have come up

Mike Malloy - There´s Money In The Black Teenage Killing Business

Gaming chief: Market demands more casinos

Audit: Some SUNY colleges still underreporting campus crimes

Pease tell me this is a joke: Darren Wilson is a Hero! By David S. Whitley

Mike Malloy - White Life Is More Important Than Black Life In America

How to Commemorate the Penning of Luther’s 95 Theses

'Dawkins now just telling random strangers why he hates them'

Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

Dawkins now just telling random strangers why he hates them

Spent the last half hour having a 100 lb. brindle boxer trying to crawl onto my lap.

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture

Israeli Airstrike Collapses Gaza Apartment Tower

Another Icelandic volcano (Bardabunga this time) just erupted

40% of the food in the United States is wasted, uneaten, rotting in landfills or scrapped/wasted b4

Cash raised for Mo. cop surpasses Brown donations

Ferguson: 'We have nothing but time on our hands' - 'We’re not going to stop until we get justice'

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina's 'Love Is Strange' Is the Love Story of the Year

Pres. Obama orders review of govt’s outfitting of police depts. with military weapons & equipment

Grammar: the imperative mood

Pentagon Says Ferguson Did Not Get All That Military Gear From Pentagon

Why we are bombing ISIS in Erbil....

My love and I did something wonderful yesterday

Religion still being taken seriously

Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It

Not even Cockroach Acres can hide from the future forever.

Pay Attention Folks - Now Tropical Depression #4

U.S. Military Wants a Laser Ray Gun, Asks Raytheon to Live Up to Its Name

Should Interlock/Breathalyzers Be Mandatory

The US bombing its own guns perfectly sums up America’s total failure in Iraq

Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund

At the risk of annoying many DUers I have to say

Does the President have to wait for


Bury my Heart at Florissant Ave.

Entenmann’s Bakery On Long Island Closing

Is Another GOP State About To Come Around On Obamacare?

4 separate instantances of police behaving badly...

Florida cop acquitted of rape, tells victim to 'move on'

My father-in-law is a 33rd degree Freemason.

There is a heat iadvisory for the frigging BEACH in North Florida!

In the Kentucky primary in May, the Democrats had a better turnout

DU this Facebook contest!

Lea DeLaria among stars at Manchester Pride

Minor aggravating situation...

Stallone, Schwarzenegger lead Hollywood assault on Hama

The Man Who Loved Ferguson

PA official says Hamas executions ‘like ISIS’

Merkel calls for bilateral ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia

GMOs in our ornamentals?

Sewage to Algae to Fuel --

As Conference Ends, Economists Give Clashing Views.

Childhood disability rates highest recorded, children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC finds

I play Assassin's Creed with my kid. I'm terrible, but there's been a benefit to it.

Letter From the Border: New Crisis is the Old Crisis

Cruz and Perry Misled on Border Issues and Immigration.

Texas Court Decides Companies Can Legally Lie To Their Employees

Israeli Airstrike Collapses 12-Story Gaza Apartment Tower

Appalachia’s Environmental Votetracker

My web page looks odd when viewing on mobile.

NAACP Unity March in Ferguson: "Ain't no power like the people's power b/c the people's power votes"

I am making an OP out of a reply I posted on

Chicago wins the Little League American Championship

St. Louis County police forces often don't reflect communities


The type of news you will likely never learn from US media

July 2014 Atmospheric CO2 Content 399.00; July 2013 - 397.20; July 2012 - 394.30

America the beautiful - video at link

Cryosat 2 Data - WAIS Volume Loss Tripled 2003 - 2009; Greenland Volume Loss Up 250% Same Period

California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

FEMA BLocks Emergency Flood Assistance For Properties With Fracking Leases

Sarah Palin does ice bucket challenge, makes noise more horrifying than her speaking voice

St. Louis County officer suspended over video, Glendale officer suspended for Facebook comments

Saturday, August 23rd. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

Obama Orders Review of Police Use of Military Equipment

“Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!

Anti-Marijuana ad being run in Florida

Prayer Vigil for James Foley 7 pm EDT livestreaming now

Ferguson creates a new twist in the open carry debate

Palestine Photo of the Day ( Galleries )

The party of fiscal responsability ?

Protests May Be Winding Down(?) But The Fight's Not Over- An Afternoon With The Children Of Ferguson

Mary Engelbreit is selling a print with all proceeds

Obama: “When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.”

WTO rules against Argentina in import restrictions case

Mayn't we call this what it is?

America's total failure in Iraq? Ha.

US 'set to launch air strikes' on senior Isis terror chiefs in Syria

littlemisssmartypants suggested that I should cross post this thread here.

Mike Luckovich Toon- Threat Response

Media Punked By Fake 'Josie' Account Of Michael Brown Shooting

As Venezuelan deliveries wane, allies tap traders for pricey fuel

Is it time for MLB to end the Pete Rose exile?

Ready for the Burger Wars