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Archives: August 30, 2014

Police departments admit losing military weapons

Where do I start if I want to find DU threads from 2002?

Colombia’s former spy chief marries in Panama after govt files deportation request

*Coming up on Chris Hayes show, breaking news, McConnell's campaign manager resigned

Obama: The Media’s Making You Think ‘The World Is Falling Apart’

Jesse Benton, Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager, To Resign Amid Bribery Scandal

Follow up on animal control ordeal.

Rick Perry serves up red meat at Koch-backed summit

A Federal Judge Just Called Out The Big Lie Behind Texas’s Latest Abortion Restriction

Israeli Liberals’ Advice to Diaspora Jewish Counterparts: Grow Up

All I strive for in life:

Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is '100% effective' in animal trials

Wish President Clinton a Happy 68th Birthday :)

Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

bloodthirsty exceptionalists see violence as the solution, not the problem

Chris Hayes just brought up a great point about the murder of James Foley

anniversary extravaganza plans are shaping up nicely

Not Sure If This Is Where To Ask This... BUT

I did not want my post to get lost in the"big one"

Bolivia's search for truth, justice and reparation

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! Laboring Best of Malloy & a new kitteh gif

Russian Troops Fighting in Ukraine Right Now: Gen. Clark

"Mike Pence joins the cult of Koch"

Just a chuckle for a friday evening.

Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

Powerful article on being the child who accidentally kills.

Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

Head of powerful conservative think tank brought down by office romance gone wrong

Flowers with Good Thoughts For Solly Mack and ohheckya

Texas GOP candidate Greg Abbott backs out of only televised debate against Wendy Davis

Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine

Friday Talking Points (318) -- The Gender Gap

Obama Unloads on Republicans, Sees 'Cynical Genius'

Dorothea Lange on PBS right now American Masters

Homeland Security: Islamic State poses no specific threat within the United States

Radio Telescopes Settle Controversy Over Distance to Pleiades (NRAO press release)

Unruly Taxi Passenger's Death in Midtown Ruled Homicide From Police Restraint: Medical Examiner

Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation (NRAO press release)

Marathon bombing suspect: Delay trial until 2015

Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe (NRAO press release)

cheescake brownies

New Kerry OpEd...

Warnings of Civil War, 'Critical Plight of Civilians' in Libya

Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any New Power Plants

Medicare Will Settle Short-Term Care Bills.

Marvel's Iconic Black Panther May Be Coming to a Theater Near You

Revolution anyone? This is for those among us that think we can always fall back on revolution.

New Kerry OpEd on ISIS...

TCM Schedule for Sunday August 31 - Summer Under the Stars: Alan Ladd

US cable giants call on FCC to block cities' expansion of high-speed internet

It's Time For The EU To Impose Sanctions On Israel

Is There a Technological Advance That Could Bring Americans Together?

Aeroplane In A Bottle: From This One, I Will Be Getting Some Cash....

When words have unintended consequences (even playful words)

Ssssh... Trigger Warning

TCM Schedule for Monday September 1 - Telluride Tribute

President Obama Says Fuck A Dress Code

Captain Morgan has suddenly got much longer. When he runs he can't

No PB&J Allowed? Put Dips Into Lunchboxes

The chilling effect of misogynistic trolls

After Gaza Conflict, Preparing For A Potentially Stormy Year For Israel On Campus

The Crime of Being A Slut

FCC vs. Broadband for NC

(Rick Perry)They intrude where they don't belong & neglect federal responsibility

"Joe Stiglitz: We Need Fair Taxes For All" Bill Moyers interview

Study Shows Most White Americans Don't Have Black Friends

Gun accident sparks conversation on safety

This gun owner says “no” to automatic weapons for children

Victor J. Stenger Dead At 79

Politics Done Right on KPFT - Is the Democratic Party too timid

Just wait...

Just wait...

FCC to devote $2 billion toward pushing Wi-Fi Internet at schools, libraries

U.S. authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama: reports

18th century programmable computing

thinking about a road trip to AP manana

Cop v. Black Guy

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source

California Passes Affirmative Consent Bill; Rape Apologists Retreat Into Fantasy

Daily Beast: Why Are Gamers So Angry?

Apparently Amazon is playing for keeps...

Omaha police dog dragged suspect away from gun in Wendy's robbery, official says

Was this photo of Feinstein with a gun photoshopped?

Well, 2016 won't be a complete bust...

FL man who griped about boy's lemonade stand now in trouble for doing business w/o license..

Go away, human. You're no longer needed. This is my home now.

Last Tango in Kabul

Prisoners Using Drones to Smuggle Contraband

How America’s Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty

Something Seriously Cool Up In The Video Forum....

gratuitous kitteh pic - oh gods, wtf is behind me edition

Comparing How The New York Times Described Mike Brown & Ted Bundy

Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Drax Helped An Autistic Kid Feel Like A Superhero

How an Office Romance Went Off the Rails and Brought Down the NCPA’s John Goodman

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes challenges senators who harassed Kirsten Gillibrand to come forward

Texas National Guard troops forced to go to food banks for help amid paycheck delays

Obama criticized for "not having a strategy."

Cameron plans to seize suspects' passports in response to terrorist threat

Anybody else up? Busy night on call after a horrendously busy day in clinic.

Iraq conflict: Kurds 'recapture oilfields from IS'

When the state dictates reactions to the killing of Palestinian children

Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration

China Warns Foreign Powers Not To Use Hong Kong As A 'Bridgehead'

Older Sleep Less Because...

Michelle Obama Rocks!

We loathed Dubya but never ever did I stand in the checkout line & see anything like this:


Where college football is a religion, and religion shapes college football

'God Loves Sex' Billboard Turns Heads On Pennsylvania Highway

Cross Post from Lounge, any help is appreciated!

Woman who worked in four jobs, overcome by fumes, dies as she naps in car |

Do it yourself: The $20 lighting kit

MO company offering adorable ladies pocket shotguns because we’re screwed as a country

Some local police departments begin giving up military-style vehicles amid unease

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Texas National Guard troops forced to go to food banks for help amid paycheck delays

Opposition party storms out as Turkish Premier Edrogan is sworn in as new president

Rick Santorum’s plan to destroy Hollywood: Turn churches into movie theaters

Iowa professor to protest ‘sissy’ pink visitors’ locker room by holding ‘Million Robot March’

Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel’s Mississippi Senate election challenge

Why Don't The Feds Prosecute Police Brutality Cases?

Georgia cop accused of killing woman he met online, then burning her body

Police-Provoked Violence At Protests Is As Predictable As It Is Avoidable, New Research Finds

Police altered video showing what happened before cops shot WV man 23 times: lawsuit

Homelessness Persists—Can New Attention By Powerful People Make A Dent?

Dressing like a ‘strumpet,’ and saying ‘no’ to sex sends mixed message, columnist claims

Mass. mayor: Public schools forced to enroll immigrants with ‘more wrinkles than I have’

Charles Koch Personally Founded Group Protecting Oil Industry Hand-Outs, Documents Reveal

The Future of Abortion Is Here—No Clinic Needed

NYT Op Eds: John McCain & Lindsey Graham vs John Kerry

You Don't Know What "Libertarian" Means

Two California Cities Are Giving Up The Mine-Resistant Vehicles Their Police Departments Acquired

Punishing Africa for Buying Our Exports

Looks Like The 'Burger King's' Subjects Are Royally Pissed Off

Chevron: Global Bandit, Local Bully

Only the Little People Will Suffer: Sanctioning the New Cold War

The US Spends $7.5 Million A Day On Military Operations Against The Islamic State In Iraq

Court Rules That FedEx Employees Are FedEx Employees — Why This Matters

Where Even the Reality Cop Shows Are Boring: Smart Social Policies in Finland, Dumb Ones in the US

Almost as Surprising as Islamic State’s Explosive Growth: Its Baath Military Leadership

Cartoon for August 29, 2014: The 7% Solution

30 Award-Winning Photos Of Nature Taken By Scientists {large images}

As far as I recall, this is my first post in this forum.

Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

CMS Shuts Down Sunshine Act Database -- Again

Cargill's GMO hypocrisy

Pratt & Whitney halted F-35 engine delivery over titanium origin

American White Nationalists To Hold Conference With Russian And European Far Right

He died for your spins...

Navy’s Next Fighter Likely to Feature Artificial Intelligence

Contribution tracker -- McConnell/Grimes race

Van Clybunny...

“I think to a large degree the Maidan revolution was organized and funded by outside powers."

US Public Worried about ISIL, Putin– But Climate Change is Real Challenge

Could a Palestinian Boycott Pinch Israeli Economy?

Grateful Dead Live at Avalon Ballroom on 1969-01-26 (January 26, 1969)

Should Americans be allowed to Serve in Foreign Armies?

Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is '100% effective' in animal trials

"Give'em hell, Tom" - From Terry Madonna's "Politically Uncorrected Column"

Mayor orders man removed after he didn't stand for Pledge of Allegiance

American Hypocrisy in Iraq

Thank you all for the kind responses to my speech class threads.

I'll have your daughter back home by midnight, sir.

Exxon Mobil CEO opposes fracking

This is why you should be an artist:

Is it too early to wish everyone a happy college FB day?

Russian Tanks Flatten Ukrainian Town, Ukraine Military Says

Show Me the America that has Forgotten About Wall Street’s Foreclosure Fraud

Should Companies Have to Pay Taxes?

Military coup under way in Lesotho

Taliban storm Afghan intelligence base

Suicide attack kills soldiers near Baghdad

Patriotic Heresy vs. the New Cold War

George Galloway released from hospital after assault

ISIS and the option that cannot be spoken.

Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

Let's wish DonViejo and his David a happy wedding day!

Will Ukraine Bid To Join NATO Unleash 21st Century Cold War?

Hi. I saw Most Wanted Man this week and recommend it.

The Guns of August by Amy Goodman


Company touts improvements to POV moving

"You have to be willing to give back to the community that supports this business,"

I need to invent a new word, can you help?

Statements made by doctors which medical transcriptionists had to type verbatim - lol!

I have lost 15lbs since mid-July. Woohoo! Only 100 more to go.

Interview: William Binney– Former NSA Technical Director

Howard Zinn - Hidden History of The American Working Class

Liberal, not Conservative policies turned CA's $42 BILLION dollar deficit into $850 million surplus

Reverend Dr. William Barber on what needs to be done and why

Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory

Anybody watch Being Mary Jane?

when does criticisim become "bashing"?

42 Butterflies...

Senior Dutch gov’t employee: ISIS a Zionist conspiracy

Men experience more pleasure, anxiety than women during their "first time"

Women Allegedly Ran Meth Lab Inside Church.

Ashya King: Spanish police search for missing boy with brain tumour

An internet truth regarding sexist/misogynist comments

Comparing How The New York Times Described Mike Brown & Ted Bundy

US cable giants call on FCC to block cities' expansion of high-speed internet

Teachout raised $200K during most recent filing period

Teachout calls for power to be returned to LIPA

Is this credible? CDC Whistleblower

49ers Aldon Smith suspended by NFL for 9 games: two felony DUIs and misdemeanor gun charges

New York Too Busy to Care? Center Rescues City’s Injured Birds

Epoch Times: New York Too Busy to Care? Center Rescues City’s Injured Birds

Raiders' Charles Woodson / team rally for Napa quake victims

“The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit”

The mainstreaming of MakerBot

"Eat, Prey, Love"

Police Shooting-Plagued Albuquerque to Host Police Shooting Tourney

Goodbye, Columbus: Seattle Commission wants name stricken from holiday

Endorsement and political thread.

Wyoming Pastor Mysteriously Shot with Own Gun in Church

What's for Dinner, Sat., Aug. 30, 2014

Men are just that way - cat calling OK

Et Tu, Mullah? Did Iran Just Knife Putin in the Back?

You cannot drink all day...

99 cans of beer in a pack, 99 cans of beer...

$7.5 MILLION PER DAY in Iraq for last three months

Things I miss from the US

What political ads are common in your area, and where?

He's fair game now, Hillary. I wish you'd take the gloves off now (but I understand why you haven't)

It's malaria season again

Bundy's son withdraws kids from school

When do you think it's too late at night to call someone?

Zephyr Teachout would not repeal the NY Safe Act as governor

Scott Walker's budget implodes. $1.8 BILLION in Wis deficits

"Dark Lord" Cops To Urinating On, Burning Bible

Unbelievably Stupid Things Gun Nuts Do

Why religious studies matter

Gillibrand's clueless cohorts

OSU students make really bad sign for ESPN's GameDay...

How can this happen?

Saturday, August 30th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

live stream of Ferguson today NOW

A Proposed New Constitution

The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

Catholics, keep away, lest you hear what you ought not

Where our oil comes from -

Greece, NY: "Atheists, agnostics and assorted others -- screw off."

SUSPICION CONFIRMED: Scott Walker bought and paid for by the Koch brothers (VID)

FOX Posts Adorable Video of Black Child, Commenters Go FULL RACIST (Screenshots)

Republican Governors Association Head Talks Strategy at Koch Summit

The secrets of fake flavours (BBC)

Cop shoots (black ) man; NOPD chief apologizes for keeping it secret

in light of recent events, i believe the jury system should be modified

RAVITCH: Florida Charter Schools Reap huge profits from Real Estate Scam

45 Facts that challenge the NRA's talking points

America gets to ignore international borders for military/humanitarian missions but Russia must not?

i cannot stay quiet. not as a democrat. a liberal. a woman. a mother. a part of society.

Nearly Three Dozen Trapped U.N. Peacekeepers Safely Rescued In Golan

Report: Abbas, Hamas agree on plan for independent Palestinian state

Remember George Galloway? Badly beaten in street assault in London

Seven NATO Allies To Create New Rapid Reaction Force-Report

LIVE RADIO NOW: Obama said No Strategy on ISIL in Syria, refreshing

I had a pretty remarkable experience this morning.

Iraq gets Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters, will use them against militants: Ministry

Trucker Pulls Over Cop For Speeding and Gets a Confession

A song for redqueen

Judge Rules White Girl Will Be Tried As Black Adult

Ebola virus has mutated during course of outbreak

Putin Says Russia Must Strengthen Its Economic, Military Position In Arctic

Washington conservative think tank to boycott Labor Day by working Monday.

International Group Says It Will Take 20 Years To Build Adequate Housing For Gaza

Bigotry is Bigotry and all Bigotry Needs to Be Confronted

An Election Of Contradictions: Sour Electorate Poised To 'Keep The Bums In'

WTF ...125

How often do you spray your wheat?

Do you buy into the entire "liberal agenda?"

In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

Women of Appalachia: Annual event seeking art, stories from local women

Zephyr Teachout Calls For Probe Into Cuomo’s Long Island College Hospital Deal

Dog Hugs

Interview With Wired Appalachian Advocate, Dana Kuhnline

U.S. Adds Penalties Amid Resistance by Iran to Inspection of Nuclear Work

PBA President Defends Officers Who Restrained Man On PCP Who Later Died

Volunteer in Iceland

Ole and Swen are Back

Cuomo spends on TV time, attorney fees

Senate Dems outperforming expectations ...

by Robert Reich

DEP Cites 243 Cases Of Well Water Contaminated By Drilling Wastewater (PA)

Russia Pushing Ukraine Conflict to ‘Point of No Return,’ E.U. Leader Says

Saudi King Says Terrorists Will Reach Europe In A Month, America In Two

Rand Paul: SAY NO TO THE TOUPEE! (video)

GOP majority resists calls for swift action on Texas’ school funding

Pro-Russia Rebels Confident After Making Gains

For BOG Members: The Tan Suit Poutrage Was Censorship. Here Is What They Didn't Want You To Hear:

Kansas Women Unite In Bipartisan Effort To Defeat Brownback, Kobach, Roberts

It’s a scenario that could be straight out of a textbook on gender bias:

Seder: What Has Ferguson Taught Us?

As good as Lounge lotto gets: 3 days respite from moi: "No internet access"

23 yr old home-schooled daughter of N. Lake Tea Party founder Patricia Sullivan elected to Fl House

Amidst Mounting Tensions in Ukraine, a Call Rises: 'No to New Wars, No to NATO'

Juan Cole: Top 5 Ironies of U.S. Reaction to Egypt/UAE Bombing of Libya

I'm looking for a rosewood blank for a tailpiece.

Smart Social Policies in Finland, Dumb Ones in the US

My city has gone to a 3 day a week water restriction on all landscape water use. 25 min/wk max.

Who else got the canned Burger King email?

Ukraine Crisis Escalates as Russian Forces Cross Border, NATO Moves to Expand in Region

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World'

No, I will not go quietly into that dark night. Yes, I will have the last word in my OPs

vestiges of gender and case in English

Great reader responses to a Guardian story about the UK terror threat level being raised

7 Ultra-Rich Companies Rake in Profits While Paying Workers Peanuts

The Ocean Cleanup == What WE Can Do

Photo of the Day

The Twitch

Rob Ford et al - One Love

Federal Judge Tries To Make It Easier To Obtain A Murder Weapon In California

Robin Williams as the American Flag

Here Are Six Other People Who Were Killed By Guns On The Day A Nine Year-Old Shot A Man With An Uzi


Former FBI Director Freeh in serious condition after a single car accident

Netanyahu Says Israel Can’t Focus ‘All Assets’ on Gaza

did the historical Jesus exist? a growing number of scholars don't think so

I just got off of the phone from an old fashioned KKKarl Rove style Republican/teabagger push poll

Dick and Liz Cheney take the ice bucket challenge.

Bwah-HAH!1 Border Patrol shoots at militia bozo "patrolling the border"!1

Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’

Need feedback from Appalachian Group

Pakistan protesters clash with Islamabad police

This Is How People In The Middle East Are Making Fun Of ISIS

Eliminate corporate income taxes and raise personal income taxes to 1944 levels....

I salute our Commander-in Chief for not trying to conquer the world...

Grocery stores in St. Louis still in talks with union after strike authorization

Palestinian Parody about ISIS

Source: Joan Rivers on Life Support

More than 60 Prairie Farms employees laid off in Hazelwood

Dear History Channel:

Everytown and MDA Applaud California State Assembly Passage of Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

Everytown and MDA Applaud California State Assembly Passage of Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

Windows XP Service Pack 4 Is Actually A Thing Now

Extremely squee kittens take over city

NRA slam on gun-control advocate Shannon Watts backfires

Implementing new misogyny terms of service/rules

The OK gesture, if done in Germany, is considered rude by some Germans

The Rams have released Michael Sam.

Well fractured my toe in a Kendo match.

American Family Association makes its first movie

Michael Sam cut by the St. Louis Rams

Bill Murray takes tickets at an independent league game

Manchester woman going home after being held captive to 'cure' her sexuality

Australian Catholic newspaper refuses ad for Mary McAleese event due to her support of gay people

MSNBC's weekend stuff is worse than Fox.

Really??? 300 Americans fighting alongside ISIS.

Rams Cut Sam

NYPD under investigation for another restraint-related death

Action Movie Kid - Volume 2

FIBA Tournament - Proof There's No Defense In The NBA

The Toxins That Affected Your Great-Grandparents Could Be In Your Genes

Michael Sam Has Been Cut by the Rams.

Zac Dysert cut by the Broncos.

California plastic bag ban heads to Jerry Brown

Atlantic: Invest 99L ; Pacific: Nothing; Indian: Nothing. Happy days are here again

Dr. Housing Bubble 08/30/2014

The Black-Connery Bill stipulated a 30-hour work week

the double standard by police toward dogs has got to stop

braised red potatoes

What's the biggest hailstone to ever hit your body ?

Kansas SOS Kobach (R) pays delinquent taxes

The spiritual Practice of Agnosticism

What happened to the second victim in Ferguson..?

Tea Party America (BBC Documentary)

School's back on - and the parents are struggling (toon)

Mt. Everest

President Obama has cut the Bush deficit by 70%,


Rumination on misogyny.

Rumination on Misogyny

MIRT and jury results.

Rams cut Michael Sam

The Butt Punt

Our Military Men & Women In Europe Will Finally Be Spared From Scourge Of Limbaugh Hate Broadcasts

Pretty much all of DU, summed up in one panel.

The Powers Behind The Islamic State, Saudi's and The Rest + Transcript Link

a "no brainer"

Labor Day Rememberance: United Mine Workers of America

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Photo essay: FarmHer documents the badass women who grow our food.

McCulloch: Conflict of Interest

Here's What Texas' Disputed Abortion Law Has Been Doing to Clinics

"How American Are You?"

5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report

The Battle for Justice in Ferguson Runs through the Soul of the Democratic Party + Transcript Link

At least 6 Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter have been named in lawsuits

Good news for Jack Trammell!

Ferguson Everywhere Now

People rally to demand more transparency in fatal Walmart shooting

Jonathan Martin makes the 49ers roster.

Return of the space cowboy

Tom Wolf, Democratic candidate for governor(PA)says he would consider traditional Medicaid expansion

5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

Keith Olbermann is doing commentary at the US Open