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What I don't get: Do these people not get

that emails leave a TRAIL? This investigation would not be happening without an email trail.

Chris Hayes: Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem talking sexual harrassment dam breaking

They co-founded the Women's Media Center.

Abused Dog Is Terrified Of Everyone Except This Baby, And Their Pics Are The Sweetest Thing Ever

Happy to have something happy to post!

Everybody needs someone to love. Nora’s previous owners had abused the pup to the point where she’s now scared to death of every living being – except one toddler. “We got our girl Nora, an English Pointer, from a rescue shelter seven years ago prior to having kids,” her owner Elizabeth told Bored Panda. “Despite having come from an abusive situation her sweet and gentle nature shone through and we knew with certainty she would be a wonderful family dog when the time came. She absolutely did not disappoint!”

Elizabeth’s family is definitely on the bigger side. She and her husband have 3 kids, 3 rescue cats, 3 rescue dogs. Aside from being in love with the number 3, Elizabeth adores the relationship between her son Archie and their pup Nora. “Archie is an extremely laid-back, happy, good-natured baby and all the animals seem to really respond to that, particularly Nora,” Spence told the Dodo. “She came from an abusive background and is afraid of almost everything. Not Archie, though. She absolutely adores him!”

The duo is inseparable. “If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out. If I’m nursing him she wants up on my lap, too.” Luckily, she documents their incredible bond and shares it on Instagram where nearly 100,000 people are following the heartwarming friendship.

MOre photos at link

Rachel: Trump callous treatment of Green Berets is diversion from what really happened in Niger

Rachel says Trump does not want to talk about what happened in Niger - all kinds of unanswered questions and he won't go there. This callousness with gold star families she says is a diversion from that. SHe gave other examples of how he is an expert of diversion, which we already knew, but she is raising a lot of questions about this that I haven't heard others asking yet.

Hot Australian firefighters posing with cute animals for charity fundraiser calendar


The 2018 Australian Firefighters Calendar is here and it features both hot firefighters AND cute animals! Proceeds from this year's calendar will go to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, as well as the Australian Children's Hospital Foundation, Children's Hospital at Westmead, and Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation burns units.

This is the 25th Australian Firefighters Calendar, and what a fine tradition it is. The crew have raised over $2 million for charity during that time.






How bizarre is it when you hope the generals have taken control of the nuke football away from POTUS

Just sayin. Mattis and Kelly...hope they have it hidden away or otherwise out of reach of his hands.

Carmen Yulen Cruz on Rachel - live streamed here if you don't have cable


Wyden says Burr's claims that Russian meddling didn't change vote totals are bunk

This entire article is a must-read. Wyden calling out Burr on all kinds of election/Russia/Kushner points. Burr still trying to cover. Wyden is blowing his cover. Love it that they refer to Wyden as "a feisty member of the intelligence committee."


First, Burr declared that although Russian hackers had probed or penetrated the election systems of at least 21 states, he could confidently state that the Russian meddling in the 2016 election resulted in no changes to the vote tallies. That is, there’s no reason to question Trump’s Electoral College win. And second, Burr said that Russia’s use of Facebook ads during the presidential campaign seemed “indiscriminate” and not designed to help a particular candidate—meaning the recent revelations do not bolster the case that Trump was the Kremlin’s choice.

But Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-Ore.), a feisty member of the intelligence committee, says both assertions are bunk. In an interview with Mother Jones on Thursday, Wyden argued that Burr’s confidence in the election system was unwarranted. “The chairman said that he can say ‘certifiably’ that there was no vote tampering,” said Wyden. “I do not agree with this judgment. I don’t think it is possible to know that. There was no systematic analysis of the voting or forensic evaluations of the voting machines.”

Wyden pointed out that the Department of Homeland Security has noted that its assessment that there was no finagling with the vote count was made with only “moderate confidence.” For Wyden, that’s not good enough for such a sensitive and significant matter—and it sends the misguided signal that the voting system is doing just fine. Wyden believes that’s the wrong message. This week he sent a letter to the major manufacturers of voting machines demanding information about how they protect themselves from cyberattacks.

Wyden also said that Burr erred in declaring that the Russian Facebook ads—some of which targeted swing states—did not favor a presidential candidate. (Presumably Wyden has seen or been briefed on the content of the ads.) “That’s one reason why the ads need to be released to the American people,” Wyden remarked, “so Americans can make up their minds.”



"I cannot express how wrong I was." Country guitarist changes mind on gun control after Vegas


In the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured, the Josh Abbott Band — like many country acts — posted a message that sent thoughts and prayers to the victims. The Texas-based group performed at the Route 91 Harvest festival Sunday afternoon, several hours before a gunman fired into the crowd during Jason Aldean’s set.

However, one member of the band went even further, posting a lengthy message on Twitter about his personal response to the attack. After spending the night fearing for his life, Caleb Keeter, the group’s lead guitarist, spoke up about gun control.

“I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life. Until the events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was. We actually have members of our crew with [Concealed Handgun Licenses], and legal firearms on the bus,” Keeter wrote. “They were useless.” He continued:

We couldn’t touch them for fear police might think we were part of the massacre and shoot us. A small group (or one man) laid waste to a city with dedicated, fearless police officers desperately trying to help, because of access to an insane amount of fire power.

Enough is enough.

Writing my parents and the love of my life a goodbye last night and a living will because I felt like I wasn’t going to live through the night was enough for me to realize that this is completely and totally out of hand. These rounds were just powerful enough that my crew guys just standing in close proximity of a victim shot by this f—ing coward received shrapnel wounds.

We need gun control RIGHT. NOW. My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it. We are unbelievably fortunate to not be among the number of victims killed or seriously wounded by this maniac.

Column: Country artists have the ear of American gun culture. They need to speak up
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