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Archives: August 31, 2014

Fatah blasts Hamas over 'crimes' during Gaza operation

Pretty awesome video put together by a Market basket customer

"If you wanna do this..."

Pennsylvania constitution was written to prohibit atheists from holding office!

On August 26, Ben, Kerry's dog tweeted that it was National Dog day

Difference Between A Tea Party Texas Government Austerity vs. A Liberal Democratic Government

Architects of the political regression in NC called out in opinion piece

Some fun with "Thing 1 and Thing 2"

Beyond Ferguson: Understanding the big picture

John Calipari: Anthony Davis will be NBA's best player in less than 5 years

Saudi King: ISIS Will Reach Europe And The US In Months

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

Where's the outrage for Baby Bou Bou? Has he been forgotten already?

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

Manitoba: woman with amputated leg opens home to three-legged dog

Cross Posted for the BOG. Beyond Ferguson: Understanding the big picture

Saluting Women in the History of the Labor Movement

New voting machines set for New Mexico election

Republicans Court Female Voters By Carefully Explaining That Women Are Wrong

Forget self-driving cars, here's what's happening under the radar ...

Full extent of global coal 'binge' is hidden, say researchers (BBC)

Trapped miners rescued

At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks.

Winchester woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed (BBC)

El Salvador has extradited few criminal suspects under treaty

US schools to have non-white majority (BBC)

US Rep. Joe Kennedy on trip to Central America

US Rep. Joe Kennedy on trip to Central America

Making houses out of mushrooms (BBC)

White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner got married, and the first family was there....

Weird laptop behavior

Non-disruptive Meta Thread! Dear Hosts,

Ethnic and voting pattern maps of Ukraine combined with recent history. Cartographic heavy.

Download your own paper model of Rosetta spacecraft (not too serious) ...

President Obama is Right About Social Media Warping Historical Context

Bill Gates, sponsor of American Enterprise Institute

NY Daily News: President Obama, Michelle Obama attend family chef's New York wedding

Precious Water Bottled and Shipped Out of Drought-Ridden California

Politics Done Right - Obama said No Strategy on ISIL in Syria, refreshing

Penn State tops Central Florida with last-second field goal

Went out to "do" some lines. It was golden hour. Here's some that didn't fit

Most Businesses Say They Cannot Afford $15 An Hour. Hell They Say They Can't Afford A Minimum Wage

The United States military has conducted airstrikes on ISIS targets and airdropped humanitarian aid

N-plant interviews may come out in early Sept.

King let Bandar Bush create this problem-Now he warns us we're going to be victims of their creation

Young Lust?

Herd Of Deer Encounters Strange New Creature Called 'Cat'

Ecuador may ditch dollar with world’s first govt-issued digital currency

Ecuador may ditch dollar with world’s first govt-issued digital currency

Who else enjoys the female's voice in the dish hopper advertisements?

Is this the food pantry?

Russia Demands Publication Of Recordings From Downed Flight MH17

Facing Islamist threats, some Arab nations tilt toward Israel

Joan Rivers is on life support.

The Forest of Death and Blood

Celebrate Labor on Labor Day

Michael Sam Cut by the Rams

Don’t Do It, Hillary! Joining Forces With Neocons Could Doom Democrats

Comparison of the shooter "Cop in Ferguson" & Percy Whitmore the character acting in"The green Mile"

The Pentagon Estimates Operations in Iraq Cost $7.5 Million Per Day.

Kochs’ Network Wrestles With Expectations for Presidential Primaries

An oldie but goody, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District


Mitch McConnell - What did he know and when did he know it??

Texas to appeal after federal judge strikes down abortion restrictions

Venezuela's PDVSA puts exports of diluted crude for Oct on hold -traders

Interested in Political Collectibles: Autographed Wendy Davis Shoe on EBAY

Inside the final minutes before Andy Lopez's toy-gun death

Iraqi minority vows death before IS capture (Amerli, Iraq)

U.S. military carries out airstrikes, aid drops to Iraqi town surrounded by ISIS

Just checking in from Fairbanks - had a mild shaker a bit ago.

Pro-choice alternative to ice bucket challenge.

About F**king Time! Ferguson, Missouri police receive training on body cameras

'Dumbo octopus,' other undersea oddities captured by Nautilus camera in Gulf

The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters

Bumped into an old friend today I hadn't seen in years...

Glenn Cornick, Original Jethro Tull Bassist, Dead at 67

In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

Musicians who left a FAMOUS band for a BETTER band...

Update on the St.Paul man tazed waiting for child

Saturday Night's 80s Doubleshot: Joe Jackson

Breakthroughs and Hurdles in Colombia’s Peace Talks

stupid weather dot com!!!

WND hits a new low...

US Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS

Latest Plan to Privatize Post Office Hits Unexpected Obstacle

Editorial: What was wrong with the Glass-Steagall Act, anyway?

After She Wished Death To Palestinians, Joan Rivers on Life Support

Greg Abbott's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Weekend

Greg Abbott's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Weekend

California Legislature passes paid sick leave bill

Flight MH 17 report

Utah Polygamy Ban Reversal ‘Bad News’ For LDS Church: Mormon Scholar

Ebola cure and GMO's

Ted Cruz Calls Obama A 'Kitty Cat' Next To The Russian Bear

NYT: At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks

Are libertarians evolutionary survivors - living dinosaurs in a sense? (EDITED!)

Someone wondered in a recent thread here where they might find a list of NRA Talking points.

Joan Baez: Singer, activist, peacenik, lover, legend


Official: More than 20 companies bid for licenses to supply marijuana to Uruguay pharmacies

Misleading Headlines About Obama Granting Immunity For Bush War Crimes Are Not Accurate

Trio sentenced to prison in Miami for smuggling cocaine from Colombia

Between Godliness and Godlessness (Review of Sam Harris's new book)

Abbott’s Houston raid didn’t end with arrests, but shut down voter drive

Let it rain!

Colombia grants gay couples adoption rights

The ears are an important part of the technique...

Why did the chicken cross the road?


What if I said that the story of Skittles' childhood was told in a Japanese anime...

Work it...

When making it rain goes horribly wrong..

Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

Airline Gives Unaccompanied Minor to Wrong Person: Abductor (not that) Jennifer Lopez

Bend It Like Hedgehog...

Michael Sam was released by the Rams.

"The old Kansas myth. Every farmer with a good spread is supposed to have a hidden black box

Photo of the Day

Stop comparing Zionists to Nazis!

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Sage Advice Edition

The Personal Opinion Evaluator

Fighting Back!


Let's celebrate!

Michelle Rhee’s Real Legacy: Here’s What’s Most Shameful About Her Reign

Evolution is NOT overrated

Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world's first Green president?

6 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox's Comical Beyoncé Freakout

My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

Ban on Nuke Tests OK, But Where’s the Ban on Nuke Weapons?

How Organizers in One City Are Trying to Stop Militarization From Slipping Into Their Community

Modeling CIA Torture, ISIS Waterboarded Those It Captured: Report

EU-US Trade Deal Lets Corporate Interests Steamroll Food Safety, Groups Warn

3 killed as protesters clash with Pakistan police

Sunday's Non Sequitur- A Solution to Washington's football Team name issue

What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege - great blog post

Decade of Court Cases Quietly Wiped from Online Database

The 6 Strangest Libertarian Ideas

Lawsuit claims excessive force by Ignacio police

More Than 50% of All Americans Have Been Poor, and Capitalism Thinks That's Awesome

Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'

Israel appropriates West Bank land for possible settlement use

Why Fight For Unions? So We Can Fight An Economy Rigged Against Us

The Bottom 1 Percent

Putin wants 'statehood' for eastern Ukraine

Do you want a fight?

The Quiet Crisis Among Queer Women

This Is What a Farmer Looks Like

One dead in building explosion outside Paris

Dancing Elephants

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for Islamic State

Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

Sheriff: Grandmother's Casket Used to Hide Drugs.

911 Redacted: 28 Ways You Can Build the 28 Pages Movement

Massachusetts Democratic Primary September 9 . Post about your faves.

Borders, Borders

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

Here's a YouTube video y'all may get a chuckle from

at 6:30 yesterday morning, my phone rang and announced my son was calling...

That pic of GWB w/ his fly open...scrubbed? Can't find it anywhere...

Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

Central America Hit by Severe Drought

What a novel idea!

Barbie MAMACITA Life in the Dreamhouse - Barbie cartoon

Atlantic City facing unprecedented economic collapse

Australia to deliver arms in Iraq at US request

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races

Why is the Atheists and Agnostics Group under Religion and Spirituality?

Get rid of assault weapons

Get rid of assault weapons

Mrs Roper

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save

Do you understand what inversion is, as with the Tim Horton and Burger King marriage?

An Ex Pat American writes from France on Inversion (Tim Horton and Burger King)

I Owe Kali and the Rest of DU an Apology.

Grant immunity? Obama's making Bush criminals into heroes!

A Righteous Rant: Ridiculing the Greater Good

Pennsylvania Finally Reveals Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water Hundreds Of Times

mccain, graham and feinstein want war asap

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Man Scorned - Man Kills Wife

The punditry vs. the presidency

White House: Obama Will Continue To Take His Time With ISIS Strategy

Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us.

Top Dem: Obama 'Too Cautious' In Confronting ISIS

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Blames Gay Marriage For Stunning Primary Loss

Amazing breakthrough on today's Face the Nation

A sexual assault on Iowa State campus

US manufacturing in China: 'Just the way it is'

So the checker at the store asked "what kind of fruit is this?" ;-)

Poll: McConnell leads Grimes by 4 points

Israel appropriates West Bank land for possible settlement use

Has anyone looked at OS's stats of late?

Great website for news on women & the environment

Utah fracking fine highlights wastewater pond threat

Outline of my next speech for speech class

Cop confronts jaywalking, white, drunk, rifle-toting man: "Please stop cursing at me, Sir."

Howard Zinn: A reinvigorated labor movement needed for social upheaval

Domestic Violence Log - Trigger

Howard Zinn on the Ludlow Massacre

My tan story. A gift to Obama.

Would you ever vote for someone that voted for the Patriot Act?

DU is really a family.

Drought leaves up to 2.81 mln hungry in Central America - U.N.

Having a shitty day -

Pakistan calls in reinforcement amid clashes

Great play by Giants' shortstop Brandon Crawford in Peavy's excellent start

How Racism Creeps Into Medicine


Anyone have info about Cheung, candidate for Lt. Gov?

mr. pete just sent me this Labour Day Poem

Try to board a flight in Port Columbus with a gun? No Problem!

"Guess we're not the only ones training child soldiers"

Thinking the Unthinkable

Who would you tend to trust more..

Russell Brand Trews (E 134)

From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers

Richardson: Obama right to wait on ISIS strategy

Hey, Chef: Next Time, Skip the Fennel

There seems to be some confusion about the Liberal Agenda. Well,

A Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren ticket for 2016?

Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground.

Sen. Sanders Rallies the South

'We don’t have a strategy yet.' is in fact President Obama's strategy. See why.

September 6th Call to Action, Oakland, CA Laney College--#Ferguson

Two weeks to the end of melt season

I am NOT leaving DU, but...

Largest distance between bodies of water where you've dipped your baseball cap?

Indicted felon Rick Perry sees indictment as "political plus", but the mere rumour of a felony by

Just witnessed an act of racism

Having a shifty day.

Islamist Militia Claims To Have 'Secured' U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya

State employee fired after Ted Nugent letter of recommendation

Congress is not going to "Undo" the Lucerative Corp Tax Loop Holes for the Wealthy Elite

Nugent again.

There is an organized effort coming out of Discussionist

In 5yrs the driverless car will be more disruptive than the Model A to the US.

Rubio's new tune on immigration

Quarterback Kyle Orton pulls fast one on Cowboys, agrees to deal with Bills

The top 5 most disastrous campaigns of 2014 — so far

The hydrocarbon middle-class family

Pro-Russian Rebels Claim Attack on Ukrainian Naval Ship

The first 6 game suspension for domestic abuse? 49ers Ray McDonald

What's he (Pres. Obama)suppose to do with this guy running 2 MSM w this shit

Scary Chinese fortune cookie I just got:

Heads up. The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo walk is Oct 11.

Is your child being lured into witchcraft?

Two poems of sexual abuse

ISIS siege of Iraqi town over after U.S. airstrikes, aid drops

BREAKING (my will they think) NEWS: 9th Circuit Rejects "Haas v Romney" for Racketeering

Arm Ukraine or Surrender

Need help identifying a song (vague earworm) EDIT: lastlib ID'd it :)

We should all be feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a fascinating and wonderful talk

Fake Jerry Jones: Not enough glitz plays.

Are you planning to have children (procreate)?

I was taking pictures of my daughters. A stranger thought I was exploiting them.

What are you reading the week of August 31, 2014?

Florida’s answer to the ACA?...Sell Pet Insurance...

Oooo eeeee ooooo

I drew Spider-Man like the new Spider-Woman (NSFW)

Yeah, I know I'm boring you with the birds

Bahrain arrests top human rights activist

Wingnut Oathkeepers Cop Dan Page Retires With Full Pension

Open Carry-ites in Dallas protest Whole Foods' safety policy

NYC pols blast Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Bronx comments

There really is no such thing as a simple household project.

Letter to Scab drivers during Market Basket strike re: missing trailers

British Muslim leaders issue fatwa against would-be jihadists

Ed Rendell: New York the favorite to land the 2016 Democratic National Convention

US Army Sees 'Megacities' As the Future Battlefield

Pope Francis To Celebrate Wedding Mass For 20 Couples

Suicide bomber kills 37 in western Iraq – police officers, medical official

Armored truck crashes on Rhode Island highway, spilling bags of money

Google's Self-Driving Car Can't Navigate Heavy Rain Or Most Roads

Archeologists rush to save Yup'ik treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline

Teen killed in horrible crash while test-driving Lamborghini

Archaeologists rush to save Yup'ik treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline

Nobody is better at being human, Professor Dawkins, least of all you

Affiliate of Al Qaeda Confirms Capture of U.N. Peacekeepers in Syria

Polish PM assigned to top EU post

'Dawn of Libya' Islamist militia lets journalists TOUR American embassy in Tripoli after storming t

I was just told that Fox News used some of my music as a bumper for a show.

Upstate New York News Thread Aug 31 And Sept. 1.

Wesley Clark thinks we need to get tougher

Bardarbunga has started erupting. See webcam

Palestinian Authority says Hamas shot Fatah men in legs during Gaza fighting

Cruz Compares 'Obama Kitty Cat' To 'Russian Bear' Putin

Fatah blasts Hamas for stealing humanitarian aid during Gaza operation

sometimes there are moments in life that are simply magical

Dianne Feinstein, Go fight in Iraq yourself!

Someone needs to explain the right’s adoration for Vladimir Putin because it’s creeping me out.

18 yr. old shot in Ottawa KS

NYC Metro and LI news thread Aug 31.

Teachout rallies LICH supporters against Cuomo

First Family

Anyone else getting spammed by the DCCC?

Special case RESCUED from a puppy mill mom dog up for adoption (Deannie in Neb) red Boston Terrier

94 years ago this week the 19th Amend was ratified. These were some arguments against it.

Another reason why I love to live where I live;

Don't Do It, Hillary! Joining Forces With Neocons Could Doom Democrats

The Obama Clown Posse

Seder: NY Times Refuses to Endorse Cuomo


For Immediate Release: Courageous Human Rights Defender Maryam Al-Khawaja Arrested in Bahrain

Crossposting for Bay Area, CA comrades and allies

This Is What Sikh Looks Like

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Would Be More a Nightmare than a Catastrophe

Irish gangster 'Fat' Andy Connors laid to rest in £25,000 GOLD coffin

Bolivia Suspends Israel Visa Exemption

what's for dinner - sunday, august 31?

Bill Nye The Science POTUS?

When class disappears

Retire in Italy, 'everything you need to know.'

Retire in Italy, 'everything you need to know.'

NYT Editorial: Stop Hiding Images of American Torture

ALl I can say is finally H*!! August is

Vladimir Putin is Ronald Reagan

Welcome to the land of Lego

Atlantic: Invest 99L ; Pacific: NOTHING; Indian: NOTHING, Paradise continues

Let's say that DU does take a hard line against Misogyny.

US trained Alaskans as secret `stay-behind agents'

Incredible pictures of Kurdish improvised tanks being used in Iraq/Syria

Marta's stained glass "Two Red Roses" went up today

Tales of beatings emerging from another FL school for boys near Okeechobee.

Saw this shared on Facebook and thought it was post-worthy....

Answering questions asked of feminists by a misogynist

Happy Labor Day!

Belgian Feminists Pour Fake Blood in Airport To Protest Israel Arms Transport

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

49ers lead NFL in arrests past 3 years

Skittles, how many asses have you kicked in real life ?

Anyone else getting tired of seeing people carry water for homophobic expansionist tyrants?

Special Report: Big Phone and Cable Companies Are Losing Your Calls to Rural America

Ten Negative Messages The Republican Party Is Sending To America’s Kids

YES ITS too early for SNOW.. BUT YOU gotta see this. People's first time seeing SNOW.

Mike Malloy - 9 Year Old Accidentally Kills Instructor With An Uzi (includes video)

Is Hong Kong on a path to a new Tiananmen Square ????

VIEWPOINT: Racism is real. Now it's time to talk

Nicaragua’s latest revolution: a switch to green energy

Nicaragua’s latest revolution: a switch to green energy

Mcturtle even with Grimes among.women in latest poll

Putin Accuses West Of Supporting Coup

Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

Teachout shaking up Cuomo camp leading up to Democratic primary

Who is Zephyr Teachout? A Candidate Who Wants Your Votes, Democrats

Earth's tectonic plates have doubled their speed

DAMN!!!!! anyone see this video that was done at a Nathan Deal event where a female was roughed up

I had not heard of a 2nd state boys school in Okeechobee.

No more pause: Warming will be non-stop from now on

Isis: Leading British Muslims issue fatwa condemning terror group

Study of young US Jewish adults finds nuanced support for Israel

From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers

Democracy Activists Vow to “Occupy” Hong Kong After China Rules Out Open Elections

Celebrating Labor Day with good old-fashioned pro-labor music

Here is nothing at all...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Takes Down Captain America 2 To Become 2014'S Biggest Domestic Hit

So when Gaddafi was around did we see people diving into the US embassy pool

how wrong is the right

I attended the Religious skeptics gathering in Pittsburgh.

FUCK YOU, War-Mongering Dems!

It's been 40 years now since the Alexian Brothers Novitiate was taken over...

Seventy couples tie knot in mass wedding in London

Park Ranger Reportedly Found Asleep With Beer Between Legs In Patrol Car, Placed On Leave

Teachers' strike in British Columbia?

Thinking about upgrading my system and adding Photoshop

One dead in St. Petersburg plane crash

Knights...I mean Cutie Mark Crusaders of the Round Table!

Okay, I may have been wrong about Hillary Clinton running for President

Searching for a Union made beer for your picnic tomorrow?

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

Per a friend's suggestion, cross-posted from 'Musicians' group:

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked' mom is pissed because the movie Noah was inaccurate

Buffering Problems with this Video. Deleting it..Sorry..

Israel Claims West Bank Land For Possible Settlement Use, Draws U.S. Rebuke

I'm working in my "Man Cave" with Power Tools

Watch Footage of Katy Perry When She Was a 16-Year-Old Christian Singer-Songwriter

Some fracking companies found to be greatly under-reporting wastes to DEP

Bottom line on my cataract surgery: NO SWEAT, NO PAIN!

Japanese High School Baseball Game Lasts 4 Days, 50 Innings

be very afraid, or something.....

Putin Starts Up on Kazakhstan

Memorandum For: Angela Merkel: Beware of Fixed Intelligence on Ukraine-- Think WMDs

discussionist is a misogynist pit hole - vulgar language

Intimate Partner Violence

Clutch Your Purses & Move Your Wallet To Your Front Pocket Taxpayer:Israel Estimates Cost Of Gaza...

Dumb Criminals: Three Vegas Women Allegedly Hid Stolen Rolexes In Vaginas