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Archives: December 9, 2014

Noble Drilling pleads guilty to violations involving Arctic drillship; will pay $12.2M for violation

Gunman in 2012 mass shooting at Alabama bar gets 30 years

Abbott's top priorities avoid hot-button themes

BBC-3D Obama: First 3D portrait of a US president

State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

Deutsche Bank charged with tax fraud

NYC council introduces bill saying 'neigh' to horse and buggy

Chris Christie is a first rate thug

Ex-bodyguard to Guinea-Bissau ex-navy chief gets five years in U.S. prison

Ask your Senators today to vote against land transfer of unconstitutional Mt. Soledad cross

Dismissing Senate Report, Cheney Defends C.I.A. Interrogations

Syria calls for U.N. sanctions on Israel over air strikes

GOP seeks to ease regulations on spending bill

Shutting down 17th street in DC right now!

Unionized Amazon Workers in Germany Go On Strike Over Wages And Conditions

Colbert on the First Lady's courage

The protests against police violence are great but need to be more targeted

Palin to appear at Steve King’s ‘Iowa Freedom Summit’ next month

California drought 'not caused by global warming', official study finds

UAW reaches top tier of VW labor policy in Tenn.

Can Democrats Win In the South by Being More Liberal?

Does anyone else have a bigoted, frigid, phone?

Bill Introduced Today NYC Council to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages (see below link to CBHDC Newsletter)

Great Take Here - LOL

Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General

Texas won’t issue driver’s license to gay man because he’s married

Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley on ‘The Addams Family,’ Dies at 59

Ferguson: an alternative narrative

Warren and Sanders: Missing Voices for Iran Diplomacy?

De Blasio and Mark-Viverito Knock Giuliani’s Comments on Race and Policing

Has anyone done the wall Street Journal wine offer?

(THIS WAS TODAY) New York City Council Members Demonstrate After Eric Garner Decision

Pugsley From 'The Addams Family' Dies

Why Does The South Hate Barack Obama So Much?

White Cops File Suit, Claim They Are Punished Too Much For Shooting People

Mike Malloy - Cleveland Police Murder 12 Year Old

Who really runs the CIA ??

Mike Malloy - GOP Staffer Calls Obama Daughters Classless, Finally Resigns

Mike Malloy - Gun Nut Yells At Cops Conducting DUI, Later Hit By Drunk Driver

Mike Malloy - Texas School Board Member Posts KKK Meme On Facebook

Ohio State was too tough -

LeBron James Wears ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt at Game

You're invited to a Holiday Happening in The D!

Bavarian party backtracks over call for immigrants to speak German at home

heart wrenching....

Lebron James has on an

Ethnic cleansing manifesto...

Obama vs.House Dems (on TPP) - which side are you on?

What does the GOP now have that we don't? They now control

Arizona's the Most Corrupt State in America, According to Survey

NY Times: G.O.P. Donors Seek to Narrow Field of Presidential Candidates to One

Best tablet

Responding to the "If he couldn't breathe, he wouldn't be able to talk" argument

A Cancervatives' Guide to Problem-solving

David Brooks on PBS announces Presidents' policies don't affect the economy!

Meet Stanley the Airedale. He shows you what missing your Mommy really means.

Washington state woman wins $90 million Powerball jackpot on first try

**My Book Came**

The red and blue of it. Also white and brown. Job Creation statistics last 4 Presidents.

Texas Gun Shop ‘Puts The Christ Back In Christmas’ With A Rooftop Santa Holding An AR-15

Should Clergy Be Involved With Civil Marriage? 1 In 3 Americans Say No: Survey

Sometimes when I read the back-peddling, over-reaching, and gymnast style pretzel logic

I have to say this - best add to SNL in ages - Leslie Jones!

Why Elizabeth Warren Left The GOP

Is the Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

Why Elizabeth Warren Left The GOP

Is the Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

"Don't hate the Black, don't hate the White, if you get bitten, just hate the bite"

For the Geographer in us all. Buzz Feed asked the Brits to label our 50 States

How The U.S. Supreme Court Turned Into A Corporate Echo Chamber

Tory peer forced to eat her words after claiming poor people can’t cook

Torture Report shows Bush 'n' Cheney belong behind bars.

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Flawed by Design! & a new Kittehs gif

Louisiana Governor Jindal To Hold Prayer Revival

Obama, the Third Way, TPP, education privatization..accepting "status quo" used against us.

Fantasy Football ...

Teachers union president protests injustice on Eric Garner case

Racism laid bare in Israel

Broadcasting Live at Berkeley Protests

Eugene Robinson: Despite progress on racism, the uncomfortable truth is that work remains

Why An Oil Crash Is Exactly What Obama Needs

I think Bill O'Reilly has really stepped in it this time...

Sophia Grows. From 2 months to 3 years in 23 seconds.

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2014

Hanukkah gift wrap at Walgreens has swastikas on it

UGH - Berkeley is Going to End Up in Flames

Mike Malloy - Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Eric Garner´s Killer (Mike in rage + execution video)

Jeb continues a Bush tradition: Capitalizing on GOP obstruction

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Nets players wear 'I can't breathe' shirts before Cavs game

U.S. attempt to save Somers in Yemen was right. Obama should do the same for Cuba 'hostage'.

The insane narrative you are supposed to believe about the torture report

BREAKING : ACLU asks Pres. Obama to pardon Bush, Cheney, & company for torture.

Police Killing of Unarmed Native American Continues To Receive Little Media Attention

Radio sounds from the night Lennon died

Why black folks can't breathe By Jason Whitlock |

New messages from UC Berkeley administration on recent protests

Anybody else noticing a new meme from the ruling class........

Columbia grad union sees ‘an emerging trend’

Christie, Aide Texted As Bridgegate Cover Story Unraveled


So Peter King didn't actually say Eric Garner was a fat fuck?

U.K public school principal resigns under pressure from Muslim dominated school board

Derrick Rose discusses decision to wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

Dr. Housing Bubble 12/08/14

"A Deficit of Dignity"

Once again, Lounge & Weird News regulars dissed by Time for Person of the Year Award

Pat Buchanan: Body Cameras ‘Libel And Slander’ America

Karnes County Considers its Future in the Family Detention Business

Berkeley protest swells to more than 1,000

South Texas Project nuclear plant tests response time to terrorist attack

"Obama's Gas Prices"

This torture report is exactly like an abcess...

Remember the Spirograph?

Israel Debates Its Religious and Democratic Identity

Driving Ukrainians Into Putin’s Arms

Ex-ABC Reporter Recalls Obama’s ‘Profanity-Laced’ Rant Against the Press

Oil Giant (BP) To Axe Jobs Following Price Slump

Gemmell Family Fundraiser

100s Of Conservative Fans Call For Nugent/Palin 2016 Ticket On Facebook

New York AG Eric Schneiderman seeks power to investigate police killings of unarmed civilians

My cat is in the vet hospital. UPDATE

Were the refs rooting for the Donkos?

This post is for Justin.

"Inside the Koch data mine"

Another TCU snub: Trevone Boykin not one of 3 Heisman Trophy finalists

RW Strategy: "Making Themselves Look Good To The Heritage Action/Purity-For-Profit Crowd" (NSFW)

Feds: State's Hanford site cleanup request is too expensive

Pennsylvania Man Videotaped Himself Having Sex With Stepdaughter’s Corpse

Richard Wolff on The Real News Network: "Employment Upswing Not Here to Stay"

The Model Town Project

Bill filed to repeal Duke Energy's nuclear advance fee and force refunds

Who is this NYC Police Dept. spokesperson on Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN ?? Arrggghh

Venezuela is 'desperately looking for funds'

Caribbean nations urge US to end Cuba embargo

India's weapons plans raise specter of nuclear arms race in Asia

Feds release profiling restrictions

HBO: Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

Giving lots of pats on the back to 200 students

The Pope Says Nuclear Deterrence Is No Longer A Justifiable Doctrine

Pres next on Colbert in DC...

The true cost of oil - Canada ... the World

U.S. Accuses Iran of Secretly Breaching U.N. Nuclear Sanctions

Dear President Obama... Sweeping torture under the rug does NOT keep us safe...

Berkeley, CA Protesters blocking Interstate 80 and Amtrak

President Obama killed it on Colbert Report

Will something happen between now and tomorrow at noon...?

Ready-to-launch nuclear weapons pose grave risk, say former defence chiefs

Clinton camp says long-shot Democratic challengers still pose a real threat

McConnell says he's 'almost certainly' backing Rand Paul in 2016

A HUGE favor in Texas= Help David Cozad beat Joe Barton

White Florida deputy shoots black man who witnesses say had hands up

Does anyone have links to the back door of TV shows,news?

I'm already working on 2016

Republicans Question Obama’s Motives for Fixing Economy

Supreme Court rejects BP’s settlement challenge

SF Chron columnist: Violent protesters = "black bloc"

Venezuela, Into the abyss Looks to Nudge Elizabeth Warren Into 2016 Presidential Race

Twitte won't open on Samsung tablets without Kitkat.Kitkat fine.

Our Beautiful Black Athletes Supporting #ICantBreathe.. Racists are Going to Run Out of Teams

Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age

Kettled Berkeley protesters are serenading the riot police.

Marines on alert ahead of release of Senate torture report

Help! Has anyone actually tried to renew their Obamacare lately?

Photo of the Day

After Landrieu: don't abandon the South...organize it, from below.

Europe Must Do More to Combat Anti-Semitism in Wake of France Assault

BOG post: Just watched the Prez on the Colbert Report, and I have to say....

New Jersey Republicans slam Bridgegate panel, want own investigation

Russian military ramps up flights near Western airspace

Daily Holidays - December 9

A Chicago Teacher Explains How Her School Fought Back Against Standardized Testing—And Won

Ryan Gierach Raises Rabbi’s Ire by Blaming Jews for ‘White’ Hollywood

Woman in Jordan's Parliament, berated in chamber, becomes social media star

President Barack Obama Takes Over for Stephen Colbert (12/08/14)

STUDY: HPV Vaccination Not Linked To Increase In Sexual Promiscuity. (Well DUH!)

Ukraine's Made-in-USA Finance Minister

Tacoma Mayor Strickland Proposing Sick Leave Ordinance:

The kind of anti-Semitism college students should fear

Bankers Want Your Savings As Part of Their Next Bail-Out

post-racial america?

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

Canada closes Cairo embassy over security fears

Inequality 'significantly' curbs economic growth - OECD

Ferguson case: New mountain of grand jury documents released

As my final semester as a college student comes to a close...

Good am groupies

Poll: Americans agree with Ferguson grand jury; disagree with NYC one

MLK: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Amnesty accuses Israel of Gaza war crimes over high-rise attacks

Einstein's Brain

Kremlin softens tone ahead of new Ukraine peace talks

NY Daily News OpEd: Why "Black Lives Matter" matters

I just got asked to be on a jury and while

Woman whose body was found in storage unit had sought help for domestic violence; husband arrested

Get the FF Out': Campaigners Reject Fossil Fuel Influence at Climate Summit

China shares plunge, other global markets falter

Gallup: suffering in Afghanistan hits global record high

Hundreds March: Vow to 'Mobilize Like Never Before' to Kill Corporate-Friendly Trade Deals


Police shoot man who stabbed student in synagogue

Nazi Oradour massacre: German court throws out case

Will releasing torture report finally result in indictments against Bush and Cheney?

Police shoot man who stabbed student in synagogue

Greek stocks plummet on fear of political crisis

Gabrielle Union: We Need More Women Of Color 'Over A Size 4, With Darker Skin Tones' In Starring Rol

Fresno California homeless problem? McClatchy paper flies in the face of facts to upsell failure

Cheney just threw Dubya under the bus on the CIA torture

Dick Cheney Was Lying About Torture - It’s official: torture doesn’t work. Looks to Nudge Elizabeth Warren Into 2016 Presidential Race

Freedom Industries CEO Faces Bankruptcy Fraud, Wire Fraud, Perjury Charges (Elk River MCHM Spill)

Supreme Court Rejects BP Challenge; Claimants Need Not Prove Direct Harm; "Gross Negligence" Stands

Kerry's call to Feinstein exposed Obama Administration torture rift. CNN.

Joe and Nicole need to go back and read "Against All Enemies" by Richard A. Clarke about

Vote now!! Looks to Nudge Elizabeth Warren Into 2016 PresidentiaL Race

Pope notes resistance to reform but moves ahead

We tortured others in the name of God. So where’s your God now?

Clippers' Blake Griffin gets January court date on assault charge

Phil Jackson 'pretty disappointed' by Knicks' start

50,000 tons of toxic waste dumped in a Long Island park...

Like Taking Candy From A Baby

Professor Richard Wolff: "Employment Upswing Not Here to Stay"

House Approves Bill to Give Apache Lands to Foreign Corporation

'They Tried To Bury Us They Didn't Know We Were Seeds'

Maldives Capital Runs Out Of Water; Fire At Desal Plant Prompts Bottled Water Air- And Sealift

Who Were You Thinking Of - Texas Tornados

OECD Study: Income Inequality Curbs Economic Growth. Costs U.S. Economy 7 Points in GDP Growth

LeBron James wants an ‘I can’t breathe’ Eric Garner T-shirt to wear before game in Brooklyn

Tuesday Toon Roundup 1: Torture Report

Tuesday Toon Roundup 2: Good for nothing party

November 2014 Atmospheric CO2 Content 397.13 ppm; November 2013 395.11; November 2012 392.81

Tuesday Toon Roundup 3: The Rest

Cash Register Politics Destroys Democracy

Using architecture to stealthily enforce segregation

Professor Richard Wolff: Costs of Global Capitalism

Dem party is now firmly anti-New Deal

December 8, 1993 President Bill Clinton....


Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014

Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About D.C.'s Streetcar Launch

When you buy a new big appliance and they haul away the old ones, what happens to the old ones?

A thread of Appreciation for The Masters Nemesis

Nissan recalls 470K vehicles for fuel leak problem

Good news: Billionaires will hand-pick the republican candidate for 2016

Chicago McCormick Place Green Line Opening Delayed to Early 2015

Mexican protesters block key U.S. entry points into Mexico

Obama, Bush teams battle over torture report

What If Atheists Were Defined By Their Actions?

Northern California Storm Warning: Prepare for floods, slides, outages

World's Leading LGBT Activists To Speak In New York

World's Leading LGBT Activists To Speak In New York

"This is a man not just without a conscience, but a man proud of it." Andrew Sullivan re: Bush Jr.

Incredible that racist language is being allowed.

Giants' Madison Bumgarner named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

The Great Wealth Meltdown: Middle-Class Families Are Worth Less Today Than in 1969

Trendwatch: Thieves Taking the Christ Out of Christmas. Literally.

Trans-Pacific Trade Talks Resume With Almost No Media Coverage

Applying 'Broken Windows' to the Police

Cross posting from Gardening - if anyone wants my new book early, here's how....

Forums & Groups

Is Hillary really inevitable? Not so much it seems...MoveOn wants Warren.


Rehabilitate an Orphaned Orangutan for 50 Days

Crisis returns to Greece as PM gambles on bailout endgame

I ask all DUers who serve on juries to hide bigoted slurs.

If faux-patriotic warmongers hadn't tortured anyone in 1st place-there would be no fucking report

Richard Engel just told the msnbc anchor that shrub, and cheney, and condie, etc. are not a

what does it mean when a post is "message auto-removed"? nt

Supreme Court rules no worker pay for security screening

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership poses danger to US jobs

Just when you could trust your pension benefits

A Ted Cruz Tantrum Could Spoil GOP Plans To Prevent A Shutdown

Meet the GOP candidate for POTUS "Kasich Gets Buttered Up For Prez"

Professor Richard Wolff: Costs of Global Capitalism

Let me get this straight, re: the suddenly acceptable racial slur

Venezuela needs cash, but there's no easy way to get it


I feel like people (other than on DU) don't get that the grid keeps you off once you're off

Torture has no place in society.

Eric Garner would live if he hadn't sold loose cigarettes. (Rolling Stone)

Would Cheney REFUSE a pardon?

Should you serve on a jury for a OP that you recommended?

Poll: UKIP’s rise in Wales highlights lack of independent Welsh media

Giuliani: It's the Teachers Union's Fault

'Morning Joe' Panelist: 'Asinine' To Think Torture Made America 'Less Great'

So, shoot-'em-in-the-face, yer still a DICK!

Are the Republicans begging for a reaction to the torture report

Senator compares CIA's actions to 'war crimes'

Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Cops Who Killed Man With Down Syndrome Who Wouldn’t Leave Movie

Now that this torture report is relased re.Kerry conspiracy theories...

Obama's Core Supporters - Can You Make the Case for TPP?

“Saturday Night Live” cuts uncomfortable Ferguson sketch for time

Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty

Here's the TORTURE REPORT -- just in case anyone is interested :)

So, am I getting this right (regarding the torture report)

"Forced Rectal Feeding"

Buena Vista votes to default on $10 million bond

george washington on torture (with thanks to new member GeoSquared)

The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’ -- Trevor Trimm

Hand made Christmas Santas (made by my wife)

Toys Are More Divided by Gender Now Than They Were 50 Years Ago

What you need to know about the CIA torture report -- VOX

CNN- CIA misled public on torture (more details than I can post)

I'm a biracial female with mental health issues. I don't trust cops at all.

Some days I'm ashamed to be an American.

Florida man in front-end loader leads police on 90-minute chase

Listening to Dianne Feinstein.

Why doesn't anyone make a zombie movie that takes into account that people have an idea

This sanitized version is enough to scare the shit out of the entire planet

Ugh... Nicole Wallace just asked Wayne Brady to dance for her on The View.

Oil Trains Approach a Regulatory Junction

Senate Releases Report on Torture

Challah You Bake Yourself Is Worth It.

Dimson: "My job was to keep America safe"

An Excellent Start: GOP Congressman Chris Gibson and Climate Change

Challah You Bake Yourself Is Worth It

Torture didnt work, we HAD to resort to blanket warrantless surveillance.


When did the US government last consider waterboarding a war crime?

Some minimum wages around the world, per hour, in US Dollar equivalents:

Watch for it: the American political, media and public reaction

We tortured people. Those responsible must pay.

Sen. Feinstein is presenting a great "introduction" to the full Senate of the Torture Report.

Condoleeza Rice gave early approval for CIA waterboarding (from a 2009 report)

Ayn Rand's Lover Has Died (No, not Rand Paul)

NBA Star John Wall Breaks Down, Cries Over Death Of 6-Year-Old Pal Miyah

The torture report will be attacked by the right as a

Palestinian sought to recruit Texas man to kill Obama last year, Israel Police say

How can Obama & AG Holder stick to the ludicrous "look forward not back" on WAR CRIMES today?

John McCain speaking now.. This is one of the few subjects

I figured I'd post the 2007 EU statement on War Crimes committed by US in OIF

God Damn This Country.

Like new laptop -

Credit where credit is due : John McCain on Senate torture report

current media headlines....or how fox viewers remain ignorant

IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

Men rescue kids during Arizona apartment fire

Big Oil hits the brakes on shale spending

Madoff's former secretary gets 6 years in prison

Christie Crime Digest-Vol. II

Utah raised speed limits on interstate to 80mph, results? Fewer crashes.

Public Service announcement: "This drug may impair the ability to drive or operate machinery. "

My candidate for why we got to see the torture report:

Clemson Suspended A Frat After They Threw A Gang-Themed Party Called 'Cripmas'

Top story at -- Jonathan Gruber testifies at House hearing

Pic Of The Moment: Report: Bush's CIA Engaged In Brutal, Illegal Torture For No Reason

Police Officer Sees Graffiti Artist “Tag” a Building, So He Runs Him Over With His Car

No shit… where have you been Lindsay Graham?

The most scary thought...

Bernie Sanders: The U.S. must not engage in torture....

Introducing the best team in the NBA -- YOUR Golden State Warriors!

Judge commits Iowa teen who killed foster brother to psych unit

the pushback against the release of the report is all about JEB.

McCain discussses the torture report

'Selma' nominated for 8 NAACP Image Awards

Louis CK on being white.

cheney defends torture program...of fucking course he does. arrest him NOW.

The senate torture report is hideous, horrifying, but it is a whitewash.

NRA-Endorsed Incoming GOP Governor Will Keep State’s Sweeping Gun Control Law

Have you ever been bullied by a parent with Dimentia? I have and I want to tell you my story

Ken Ham keeps promoting his latest scam...

Rockefeller says Obama Administration has over 9000 documents.

How to identify a troll on DU almost as fast as Brother Blue_Tires:

The RNC teaming up with haters and extremists, again.

State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

Abercrombie CEO abruptly retires as sales fall

Once upon a time...

I just listened to Diane Feinstein repeatedly named names and that what those

Storing hydrogen underground could boost transportation, energy security

Obama Responds To CIA Torture Report: Enhanced Interrogation 'Contrary To Our Values'

Elizaberh Warren tweet....

Palestinian sought to recruit Texas man to kill Obama last year, Israel Police say

Sexual violence has always been a part of empire

Want to read some anti-minimum wage worker/anti-union crap???

Republicans are responding...

Want to read some anti-minimum wage worker/anti-union crap???

Want to read some anti-minimum wage worker/anti-union crap???

"Verschärfte Vernehmung"

Interesting question: would you support a War On Terror Truth & Reconciliation process?

Microsoft planning to allow migration from (Windows 10) insider builds to RTM

The Senate Report on the C.I.A.’s Torture and Lies

Unless charges are brought against the torturers and their enablers, today's report won't mean shit

Surprise! ACORN still exists.

The Rude Pundit - Working Though the Torture Report, Part 1: Janat Gul Tortured for Nothing

Kerry on CSpan3 now..

Racism: The water is poisoned

The torture talking points have gone out...(updated)

We ran a fucking Gestapo in this country...

It's official. There will be a non-winning team in the playoffs.


D.C. think tank backs Platte Institute's tax cut proposal (NE will be the new Kansas?)

Fox: Obama Seeks Advice on Establishing Monarchy

Want to buy Ipadair

Adam Everett Livix of Texas Arrested In Israel for Anti-Muslim Plot

CIA torture was ineffective, Senate report concludes

Telegraph live feed: CIA torture report released: latest news

Hundreds of county nurses strike at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton

Sarah Palin ‘Reads’ Hunger Games, The Story Of Her Life Also Too!

Ferguson Is No Longer A Protest, It Is An Uprising - Kymone Freeman Discusses

Meet Sassy

Using canned ham as a car bumper guard

Jon Stewart makes one mistake, admits to it. Fox News goes crazy.

Koterba toon: Putin

"Oh so what some terrorists got tortured, it isn't like they didn't deserve it."

DOJ Will Not Prosecute re: torture report

There is be several new MAJOR decisions coming out of the NLRB on 12-18-14

Is this a Pivotal moment in our country happening now?

Republicans dismiss Senate torture report

Torture Report: A one day "news" media event...

The Good Old USA "actually tortured its own informants at one point.”

A Watershed Moment | Great Lakes at a Crossroads

Learning From History: What Is Successful Interrogation (in World War 2)

President’s Statement on CIA Torture Report

We. Need. War crime. Trials. Period.

Become a co-sponsor of Sherrod Brown's "Strengthening Social Security Act"

Need link to senator Feinstein's speech on the floor re torture report

Why is Kate Upton's magical cleavage hawking some geeky video game??

Fox News: Senate released torture report in order to distract from Grubergate (GRUBERGHAZI!!1!1)

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Papantonio: The Safety Net For Police Officers

Why the ticking bomb scenario isn't valid.

Thanks Obama!

Third Ohio Man Wrongly Accused of 1975 Murder Exonerated

No need to torture Cheney. Just Convict him.

Sweater-wearing sheep found wandering in north Omaha

Not in my name: A Disservice to the American people

My heart goes out to all my American friends today

Any regular users of here?

WTF!!!! Supreme Court rules no worker pay for security screening

Just how cool is your pet or pets ?

LeBron James Breaks Royal Protocol By Putting Arm Around Kate Middleton

& only 65 hours of classroom & operational instruction

U.S.: Oil production in 2015 to be highest since 1972

News by Political Insider: Romney's Right - Obama's Wrong - 2016 Run is..

Archbishop Justin Welby On Anglican Communion: ‘There Is A Possibility That We Will Not Hold Togethe

Is the Gates Foundation Still Investing in Private Prisons?

7 Most Shocking Things in the CIA Torture Report (It's Even Worse Than We Thought)

New Weather Alert Ratings:

UN human rights expert: US legally obliged to prosecute senior Bush officials for torture crimes

The lesser of two evils? "America's Program": CIA Sodomized Prisoners, Lied To All

Swedish police raid The Pirate Bay, site offline

US Detained and Tortured Innocent People


CIA recruted already fragile people who previously suffered and/or commited abuses...

The phrase of the day is "forced rectal feeding". You know what to do.

GW Bush: 'I Call On All Governments To Prohibit - Investigate + Prosecute All Acts of Torture'

Protests planned ahead of George Will speech at Michigan State

WOW! Incredible: Unbelievable picture from the Berkeley protests last night....

Pap and Seder React To The Eric Garner Decision

Viewpoint: Why Eric Garner was blamed for dying

In light of today's report it would be salutary to revisit the work of Stanley Milgram.

Festival of Trees teenage-female volunteer turned away for wearing pants

Enough is enough.

Just unbelievable picture from #berkeleyprotests last night.

The torture policy came straight from the top, but don't expect to see Bush and Cheney behind bars

El Salvador murder pits retired colonel against ghosts of the civil-war era

Dear America, you cannot torture and kill everything that scares you.

We Can Pretend Mexico's War Isn't 'Made in the U.S.A.', but the Numbers Don't Lie

I thought my friend was @ deaths door for the last few days...

Minnestoa Astronomical Society

Carl Bernstein: The CIA and the Media

Company president in chemical spill facing charges

Amnesty: Israeli Strikes On Gaza Buildings 'War Crimes'

"tea party patriots?"

Torture planning began in 2001, Senate report reveals (from 2009)

Everything that needs to be said about the death penalty, in three sentences.

What makes Republicans laugh out loud?

Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer "Rich people don't create jobs"

Divide and Conquer, the American Way

That's just way too much love for one doggy body…

TPP Negotiators Hit With Protests That Media Don't Cover

Is the NHL on the Verge of a Mumps Outbreak?

Dogfish Head's scrapple beer going fast (Don't worry, they are making more)

Fox melts down after torture report: ‘The United States of America is awesome, we are awesome!’

In This ‘Gut Check’ Moment, It’s Time to Reject Cheneyism

Pig Boy Sings "I'm a Nazi!"

Organic Consumer Pressure Works—Stonyfield Quits International Dairy Foods Group

Why the Founding Fathers Thought Banning Torture Foundational to the US Con

What's for dinner? Tues, Dec 9, 2014

Does Sam Shepherd from Fox News

OSHA shelves rule on explosive dust

Georgia Supreme Court Refuses to Delay Execution

Prosecute Cheney & Bush

Maybe America is still the most wealthy country, but most of us Americans are not

Kerry: New Flexible War Powers Needed To Fight IS.

US names red knot bird a threatened species

Mike Luckovich Toon- America the Torturer

10 appalling findings in the Senate’s torture report

Grand Jury DISASTERS in Eric Garner & Michael Brown Cases

40% of NYPD Resisting Arrest Cases Connect to Just 5% of Cops

Third Ohio man wrongly accused of 1975 murder exonerated

BEER LOVERS CHECK IN - Most Original Beer you have tried AND enjoyed

Discussionist: cross participation with DU.

Income Inequality Significantly Damages Growth, OECD Says

It's such a fine line . . .

American Baptist Leaders Call for Examination of U.S. Criminal Justice Systems.

Harvard Medical School Students....I can't breathe...

We live in a country were the guilty no longer pay

I feel sick on this conformation Americans tortured

AP >>> Police protests draw old, young, white and black <<<

"How much is 2 + 2? How much do you want it to be?" GOP wants to force CBO to use freaky math

A History of the C.I.A.’s Secret Interrogation Program

Alabama's Nick Saban vs. THE Ohio State's Urban Myth

HA! I just checked my FB page and none, I mean none of the RW nut jobs (including members of

Justice Department rules Michael Brown Death a HOMICIDE

Frantic mom wrecks on way to hospital after 4-year-old son shot during domestic dispute

Conservative Groups Making Last-Ditch Attempt To Stop National Women's History Museum

2 psychologists earned $81M from CIA torture tactics (report used pseudonyms Swigert & Dunbar)

iTunes Pulls Hate Music Following SPLC Report, Amazon and Spotify Slow to Act

MoveOn Kicks Off Member Vote on Campaign to Encourage Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

Creationists launch billboard campaign to fight ‘myths’ about Kentucky Noah’s Ark park

Charles P. Esquire Tells Us What Really Has Bushco Pooping Their Pants: "The CIA Never Forgets"

Charles P Pierce Dissects the Torture Report-What it Says, What it Means and What Comes Next

Colombia begins charging Canadian visitors $80 on entry

Here's a cute little gift.

Walker meeting with Sheldon Adelson in Vegas

MSNBC: House approves Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act

#TargetNuclearWeapons: Red Cross Joins Vienna Conference On The Humanitarian Impact Of Nuclear Weapo

Lake Worth Commissioners Walk Out During Atheist Invocation

"I give them a few hundred bucks a month & they use the rooms for whoever I bring over-no ?s asked"

Chaos in a police vehicle

VH1 star dies in apparent murder-suicide

Fox News Meltdown After Torture Report: ‘The United States of America Is Awesome, We Are Awesome!'

China Sends Official Posing As 'Academic' To Attend Vienna Nuclear Conference: Report

Anyone remember when Bush Sr was "out of the loop" during the Iran Contra scandal??

PROOF: Without ANY Question Our Government KNEW Torture Was ILLEGAL & They Tortured Anyway

U.S. says reduced defence role for atom bombs, Britain against ban now

With this new report out,

Spain: Kiss-in after gay couple kicked out of Burger King

Nation’s Gay Straw Men March On Washington For Right To Marry Animals

Elegy for a Hero of Religious Freedom

Transit: land use is key

State (LA) Democratic chairwoman blames Koch brothers, Fox News for party's woes

Austria pledges to work for a ban on nuclear weapons

16 Awful Abuses From the CIA Torture Report: "Rectal Feeding," Threats to Children, and More:

Dick Cheney, you are a Goddamn War Criminal.

Communes still thrive decades after the '60s, but economy is a bummer, man

Slayer Rescues A Freezing Homeless Kitten While On Tour In Indianapolis

Denmark Calls On All States to Ratify, Comply With Non-Proliferation Treaty

Catholic school now allowing girls to do gay rights project

Kansas Gov. Brownback's Budget Shortfall Solution: Spending Cuts!

If Ted Cruz was a sandwich


Nazi Oradour massacre: German court throws out case

Lets call forced rectal feeding what it really is:

American intelligence and torture: A hard pill to swallow (The Economist)

Tomorrow morning I will make it my business to watch Morning Joe and see if he will defend

Thing is...I doubt most Americans care that we tortured

Boycott RE/MAX protests flood the US during Week of Action

Guy being waterboarded said:

US stocks are mostly spared from a global sell-off

Harvard Business School professor leading candidate for Douchebag of the Year

A different rendition of Jingle Bells

Bank of America Sees $50 Oil as OPEC Dies

Duke Pearson and Flora Purim - Stormy