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The American South Will Bear the Worst of Climate Change -- Global warming will intensify regional inequality in the United States, according to a revolutionary new economic assessment of the phenomenon ... "The South is really, really negatively affected by climate change, much more so than the North." ("He tells it like it is" -- "You're going to fry and drown" and by the way: time to build the Mason-Dixon Wall +oh look, Kochistan will melt) )
Ahvaz, Iran, reached 129 degrees: Earth's hottest temperature ever recorded?
Eschaton: Good Timing On Your Bret Stephens Hire, New York Times - No one weather event doesn't mean anything about climate overall, but...

German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage | World news | The Guardian - Green party MPs toss confetti across chamber and gay couples kiss in gallery, while Angela Merkel votes no despite permitting bill
Odatas comments on The German parliament just approved a law opening marriage to homosexual people

Isis last escape route from Raqqa 'cut off' by US-backed SDF fighters, Iraq PM declares the caliphate has fallen : news

Mexican spy scandal escalates as study shows software targeted opposition | World news | The Guardian - Pegasus software, sold to governments for use against terrorists and criminals, found to be used against people across the political and civil society spectrum

Britain says Fox bid for Sky risks giving Murdoch too much power | Reuters

After getting pregnant, you are done: no more school for Tanzania's mums-to-be -- Furious campaigners say President John Magufuli is out of touch with public opinion after he endorses law allowing state schools to expel young mothers (but the boys get an "A" in fucking)

I thought nothing in Russia could shock me. Then I went to a television broadcast | Angus Roxburgh | Opinion | The Guardian -- I was interrogated for seven hours and saw random people arrested. But the orchestrated hate and xenophobia I witnessed at Channel One was truly chilling
Channel One Russia - Wikipedia | Channel One Russia

This is Rep. Barbara Lee of California. She was the ONLY legislator to vote against the 2001 AUMF resolution - the congressional act used as justification for copious wars/military actions in the past 16 years. Today she finally managed to push legislation to review the AUMF. Thank her. : pics

DOJ Asks The Supreme Court To Give It Permission To Search Data Centers Anywhere In The World : technology

Travel ban goes into effect despite courts saying security issues unfounded | US news | The Guardian - Hawaii questions Trump interpretation of standard for granting visas - Border officials told to respect visas for citizens from countries in question

Donald Trump is not well - The Washington Post
The ugly American President - NY Daily News
Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time - -- Trump is a leader like no other in the nation's 241-year history, who plans to stay true to himself and is willing to flout norms of decorum.
Trump's misogynist tweets about Mika Brzezinski. Trump No Longer Seems Able to Hide His Raw Misogyny. Good.
I've Overestimated Donald Trump -- The important messages here are A) the White House expert on social media thinks dragging this out is a good plan and B) the White House expert on social media used to be Trump's golf caddy (!!)
How Trump's disgusting behavior will make Republican disunity more likely ("mornraging") a petty, vindictive, insecure little man with no impulse control
Why Trump's offensive tweets don't get him kicked off Twitter - Jun. 29, 2017
There Trump goes again - The Washington Post - at least we've learned that the nation can survive for half a year without a sane, functioning presidency ... What happens if there is an international crisis and Trump's delicate ego is threatened? ... Not since Richard Nixon's final days in the White House have I been so worried about a president's grip on reality (reality was never a thing for Republicans)

Understanding Republican Cruelty - The New York Times (it's who they are)
This Is Normal (Trump is Republicans with more tweets)

Trump overrules cabinet, plots global trade war - Axios
The Problem With Participatory Democracy Is the Participants - The New York Times - Political hobbyism is a problem not just for Democrats. The hobbyist now occupying the Oval Office is evidence enough of the Republican version of this story.

Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service | Reuters - (Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.)

Obamacare repeal coverage loss, premium increases and funding loss by state - Washington Post
Trumpcare Will Probably Kill Thousands Each Year -- And it is neither alarmist nor uncivil to say so

Chris Matthews On Trump's Family: At Least Mussolini Executed His Son-In-Law | HuffPost

Begin the Thawing of Bull Connor - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - For his vote suppression commission, Donald Trump has truly assembled the 1936 Yankees of people who want as few people of color to vote as possible: ... And ... a longstanding Republican vote suppression enthusiast is currently the Chief Justice of the United States.
White House Panel Asks States For Their Voter Rolls : The Two-Way : NPR - A letter from Kris Kobach, the vice chairman of a White House commission looking into voter fraud and other irregularities, is drawing fire from some state election officials.
Trump's voter-fraud commission wants to know voting history, party ID and address of every voter in the U.S. (so Trump can commit voter-fraud, bigly)
Trotskyite Offical In Ultraleft State Government Rejects Reasonable Trump Administration Request - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Amy Siskind's Weekly List Of Changes - Aaron Dietz | Tableau Public (Trump abnormality index)

The Atlantic's Description of Andrew Johnson in 1866 Applies to Donald Trump Now - This 1866 description of Andrew Johnson sounds oddly familiar.

Morning Joe co-hosts accuse White House of blackmail over tabloid story | US news | The Guardian - tried to manipulate them over National Enquirer story ... 'unhealty obsession' with show is not good for US ... allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied. (because everything is about being a bully)
Jared Kushner Told Joe Scarborough: Talk to President Trump About 'Enquirer' Dirt ... tabloid hit-piece

New York Times staffers stage walkout in support of copy editors - Jun. 29, 2017

Missouri Pushes Anti-Abortion Legislation While Kentucky Lets Creationism into Public Schools - a big week for the banging of the Bible. We begin in Missouri, where the Good Christian Folks in the state legislature are tired of the ladies with their reproductive rights mocking the Lord ... ""An abortion sanctuary city" It's a wingnut conflation at its finest! And notice that the governor is using "sanctuary city" to describe a place where perfectly legal medical procedures are done in a perfectly legal manner. These people are human doomsday machines.

How Andrew Cuomo broke the New York subway (he's fucked up everything he's touched)

Doctors raked in cash to push fentanyl as N.J. death rate exploded | ... "you'd think there was a drug cartel happening,"

St. Paul's School investigating new allegations of 'concerning' behavior

Family's amateur sting operation takes down man targeting young girl

Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash say Florida police - 79-year-old passenger in other car dies two weeks later -- Williams ran a red light in her Toyota Sequoia SUV, causing a 9 June crash that injured 79-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later. (talkin' on her cellie)

Kendall and Kylie Jenner pull 'disgusting' T-shirt line after legal threats | Culture | The Guardian - Sharon Osbourne also criticized the T-shirts, tweeting: "Girls, you haven't earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know ... lip gloss"

Legal weed comes to Nevada -- and alcohol industry wants a piece of the pot (actually, all of it)

The U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out. - The Washington Post - the number of births fell 1 percent from a year earlier, bringing the general fertility rate to 62.0 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. The trend is being driven by a decline in birthrates for teens and 20-somethings ... the highest birthrates are now among women 25 to 34 years of age ... Indeed, as fertility treatments have extended the age of childbearing, the birthrates among women who are age 40 to 44 are also rising.

(1) Non-Suicidal Self Injury Research - Home

ELI5: I've heard that DMT is a naturally occuring chemical in the body. When people smoke DMT are they ingesting the chemical DMT or are they smoking an agent that activates the pre-existing DMT in the body? : explainlikeimfive

Adopted people of Reddit, have you met your bio parents? Why/why not? : AskReddit

What's a bad thing everyone should experience once? NSFW : AskReddit
How I discovered my wife is a redditor : pics

Milo Yiannopoulos Shows Love for - His $150,000 Purchase Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart Hijacking by Frands Jepsen of Knud Jepsen, Denmark, Foiled by WIPO - The Domain King.
After Failed Attempt to Hijack a Generic Domain Denmark's Queen Flowers Has to Deal With the Wrath of Rick Schwartz
Naming & shaming scum on the Internet - Tweet, Like, Circulate!
Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Information and Resources |


Three years to safeguard our climate : Nature News & Comment - should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable. (and Rick Perry will burn in Hell)

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup (CIA responsbile for most of ME mess)

Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace - The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal Just Published a Bombshell Story About the Russia Scandal -- Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton
Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "Boom!"
Susan Rice agrees to testify before House intelligence panel -

Eschaton: Trumpkins - get how this dynamic unfolds in a typical workplace (or family). The boss (father) is an asshole, a tyrant, everyone jockeys to curry favor and avoid the wrath of daddy, selling out each other if necessary, complaining to friends over drinks. But this show is on teevee all day every day. Also, too, it matters? Like, the world can end kind of matter
Who in the White House Will Turn Against Donald Trump? | The New Yorker

Spurned by Trump, Senate Democrats Take a Harder Line - The New York Times -- nine states where Democratic senators are up for re-election next year would scare those lawmakers into acceptance of a Republican agenda

Donald Trump's Ignorance Is Becoming a National Crisis Even Republicans are fed up with the president's ham-fisted attempts to set health-care policy. ("ignorance" = "stupidity")
Key Republicans Want to Scrap Health Bill's Tax Cuts for Wealthy
We fixed Trump's misleading chart that claims Republicans are increasing Medicaid funding
Does Trump Know the First Thing About Health Care? Aide: 'He Understands winning'
As GOP buckles down on health care, conservative media loses interest - The Washington Post - a general decline of conservative interest in what had united Republicans for seven years
How the push for a Senate health-care vote fell apart amid GOP tensions - The Washington Post -- Some seasoned senators, however, saw a president unable to grasp policy details or the obstacles ahead, and talked with each other after the gathering about what they saw as a bizarre scene. (Pres DimBulb)
The GOP health bill is doomed to toxic unpopularity, no matter how it's changed

Trump's Obama Obsession ... Trump is president because of Obama, or more precisely, because of his hostility to Obama. Trump came onto the political scene by attacking Obama.

House Russia probe eyes longtime Trump bodyguard-turned-White House aide Keith Schiller - ABC News
Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family : news

It turns out the liberal caricature of conservatism is correct - Vox - it's depressing. But it's true (greedy lying assholes trying to take all your money and kill you is true)

Tillerson blows up at top White House aide - POLITICO - The secretary of state, frustrated by negative press coverage and delays in appointing staff, unleashed his anger in front of Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner and others ... The encounter, described by four people familiar with what happened (Ja-Red is Sec. of State)

The Case Of The Mysterious Trump Portraits On The Hill - On Wednesday afternoon, a painting of President Donald Trump was spotted being carried around Capitol Hill.

Trump tweets shocking assault on Brzezinski, Scarborough - Jun. 29, 2017 - a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job ... For the record, photos from Mar-a-Lago do not show any blood or bandages on Brzezinsk's face
White House offers unapologetic defense of Trump tweets | TheHill

Breaking: MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren Agree to Part Ways | Vanity Fair - In an era where liberal anger is driving ratings, the former Fox anchor's shjow never caught fire

Here's why James O'Keefe's undercover video attacking CNN and Van Jones is a big nothing-burger

Over Half of Hate Crimes in US Go Unreported, Report Says - The New York Times

American History in One Tweet - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Gov. Matt Bevin publicly signs bill allowing Kentucky's public schools to teach the Bible

A chilling National Rifle Association ad gaining traction online appears to be 'an open call to violencwe' - Dana Loesch (civil war)
The only thing that can stop a bad guy exercising his 1st Amendment rights is a good guy exercising his 2nd Amendement rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money

3 more Lakewood houses raided in multi-million dollar welfare fraud investigation : news - Because entire community is build in such a way to abuse local, state and federal programs as much as humanly possible. They have depleted public school budget while Rabbis running private schools are steeling public money. For example private religious schools are charging roughly twice as much per special needs student than state average and out of well over 200 special needs kids only two or three are non Jewish while on the other hand over 40% of overall Lakewood population is non Jewish. This town has roughly little over 100000 people. (Sharia Town)

Is there a bully in your workplace? Chances are, the answer is 'yes'

Days after Tim Cook lectures MIT about the need to "empower the crazy ones-- the misfits, the rebels and the troublemakers," MIT shuts down its dorm for misfits, rebels, and troublemakers. (Senior House)
Citing Safety, MIT Disbands Its Oldest, Oddest Dorm | Edify (and the one with the lowest suicide rate, which at MIT is 3x national average)

hey can regularly be found canoodling in Cambr
1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds : news

Elon Musk's boring machine completes the first section of an LA tunnel : news

Are there auditory illusions in the same way that there are optical illusions? If so, what are some examples and how do they work? : askscience
Chinese scientists genetically engineer purple rice rich in antioxidants that are linked to reduced risks of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. : science

What "next big thing" totally flopped? : AskReddit
How to cope with a clingy toddler when mummy's out : videos
What's your favorite smell? : AskReddit


EPA To Dismantle Rule That Protects Drinking Water For 117 Million | HuffPost - This proposal strikes directly at public health (Republifucks: first we take away your health insurance, then we poison you, then you die)

Companies struggle to recover after massive cyberattack with ransom demands - The Washington Post

Eschaton - Brexit negotiations are going to be such a disaster ... They all think they can have all the 'good things' and none of the 'bad things' though they don't all agree on which is which and also fail to realize that the EU does not give a fuck.
Eschaton: About That Border With the EU - I read this last year and while a lot of it should be obvious to anyone who has thought a few minutes about this stuff, it's obvious the Brexiteers have not thought a few minutes about this stuff, or really anything at all because, politics aside, they are all ridiculously incompetent idiots.
Shocko on Twitter: "1. My thoughts as a Northern Irish person on how NO LEAVERS REALISED that Brexit will likely precipitate utter carnage in NI and, thusly, UK"
Overlooking the effect of Brexit on Northern Ireland is dangerous for the whole UK
British prosecutors file new charges in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy that claimed 96 lives - The Washington Post

The European Union Just Showed Democrats How To Take On Monopolies | HuffPost - U.S. Democrats have been soft on Big Tech.

Helicopter attacks Venezuela court, Maduro denounces coup bid | Reuters

Trump Backs Off Plan to Attack Comey's Conduct (the truth leaks)

How Donald Trump Misunderstood the F.B.I. - The New York Times - Since Watergate, the bureau has come to view itself as an essential, and essentially independent, check on the president. (he will fire the Feebs)
FBI chief Andrew McCabe under investigation for possible Hatch Act violations

All Media Mistakes Are in One Direction, If You Ignore All of the Mistakes That Aren't (Glenn Greenwald)


Senate GOP seethes at Trump impulsiveness - POLITICO - Top Republican officials and senators say the White House is crippling efforts to expand the Senate majority.

On Senate Health Bill, Trump Falters in the Closer's role
The Skilled Leadership of Donald J. Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money : and seemed especially confused when a moderate Republican complained that opponents of the bill would cast it as a massive tax break for the wealthy, according to an aide who received a detailed readout of the exchange ... pretty clear that Trump knows essentially nothing about the content of this legislation
Inside the GOP's surprise health care flop
Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill : NPR (dying is very popular)
Cardiac arrests dropped by 17 percent after Affordable Care Act expanded coverage in community study. : science
Senate health care plan: Poll shows just 12% of Americans support it (dropping by the hour)

208,500 additional deaths could occur by 2026 under the Senate health plan - Vox - Analysts who say health insurance doesn't affect morality are wrong ("analysts" like Avik Roy for the Death Party)
Yes, the Senate health care plan is actually monstrous. | New Republic -- conservative writer Erica Grieder tries to argue that the Senate health care plan isn't actuall so bad. (But the) data supports one conclusion: The Senate health care plan will kill people. People die when they cannot afford medical care ...
Trumpcare Will Kill People. Why Is That So Hard to Accept? | New Republic - talking about preventable deaths is not a partisan cheap shot.
Media Boosts Trumpcare Promoter Without Asking Who's Writing His Checks (oh, Erica Greider's "undisputed" expert, Avik Roy)

Obamas under fire from the left for never ending, sizzling ultra-luxury vacations | Fox News

Brian Karem Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confrontation Was 'A Long Time Coming' | HuffPost -- "Don't;pour water in my ear and tell me it's raining ..."

Fragile Men Of Twitter Cannot Handle ESPN Cover Star's Nude Photo | HuffPost

Sarah Palin Sues The New York Times | HuffPost - initially suggested her political rhetoric helped incite a mass shooting.
Today In Our Very Healthy Journalistic Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Big news! CNN will now be giving a daily evening hour to Chris Cillizza and his exciting new show, Cavalcade of EMAILS:

Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn | HuffPost - Another teen filmed the video and begged the officer to let them go.

I'm Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars -- Has there ever been a crisper expression of the consequences of "intersectionality" than a ban on Jewish lesbians from a Dyke March? (Jewish star tatoos on concentration camp corpses were "Zionistic")

10 Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol destroyed; suspect in custody for apparent repeat offense | Arkansas Blog

Maine Reports First Confirmed Case Of Measles In 20 Years | HuffPost - the individual had caught the illness while traveling overseas.

Do black holes swallow dark matter? : askscience

What's your internet "white whale", something you've been searching for years to find with no luck? : AskReddit
What are the best free online certificates you can complete that will actually look good on a resume? : AskReddit
TIL that the various parties claiming credit for the "COEXIST" logo have been locked in a bitter legal dispute over trademarks and credits for 14 years and are literally not speaking to each other. : todayilearned
Waiters of reddit, what fucked up shit have you overheard while waiting tables? : AskReddit ... "I'll still eat that ass of yours when you eat chili..."
Neill Blomkamp releases his sci-fi twisted experimental war film called "Firebase" on Youtube : videos - a kind of open-source film-making,
@Mcjesse on Twitter: I photoshopped a flesh-light into the background of this photo please RT so one day it accidentally get's used in an article. - Imgur

Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children (racist violence by white men ok, questioning racism by black woman gets her banned)
Copyright Office Admits That DMCA Is More About Giving Hollywood 'Control' Than Stopping Infringement : technology (let's give Hollywood control of the internets!)


E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show - The New York Times

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally - The New York Times - "If you are an evildoer and you wanted to cause mayhem, why wouldn't you try to first mask it as something else?"
Huge cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack : technology

White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy penalty

U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump's Leadership
Under Trump, a majority of Canadians dislike the U.S. for the first time in 35 years, likely much longer | Toronto Star - Opinions of the United States have fallen almost everywhere under the presidency of Donald Trump, a major Pew survey finds -- with the notable exception of Russia.

Laser-equipped helicopter zaps its first target, to defense contractor's delight

Sotomayor: One of Obama's Best Legacies -- Sonia Sotomayor had an excellent church-and-state opinion today. Alas, it was a dissent to a 7-2 opinion: (as America slides into Republican theocracy)

FBI has questioned Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at length in Russia probe - The Washington Post
Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show | US news | The Guardian

Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted article - Jun. 26, 2017
Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties - The Washington Post
The White House Just Declared War on CNN - Sarah Huckabee Sanders Press Conference - Your move, Jeff Zucker.
CNN Firings Over Russia Reporting Prove Credible Outlets Should Double Down - it's up to reasonable people not prevent ACORN Redux.
Timeline of Breitbart's Sherrod smear

Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill - The New York Times
CBO Score Proves Senate Republican Health Care Bill Is a Con - People will pay good money for bad insurance. (and the rich will get richer)
The CBO confirms: Senate Republicans' health-care bill is a turkey
Page 48 is the most important page in the CBO report - Vox
Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured - The New York Times
Two charts tell the whole story.
A critical mass of Republicans are rejecting the Senate health care bill - Vox
Republicans eye billions in side deals to win Obamacare repeal votes - POLITICO

Eschaton: Liars - Liars Taking their queue from the top and decades of media letting Republicans lie about everything, they've realized they can just go on TV and lie about their plan to kill you in order to lower taxes for a tiny number of very rich people
Eschaton: No Happy Hour You, Or You, Or You - The CBO score for the Senate Bill is out and it is sooooo much better than the House Bill. Oh wait, no it's not. And all you who are comfortable with Medicare, guarantfuckingteed, if they get away with gutting Medicaid, Medicare will be next.

A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It's fake (real fake news)

Jared Kushner finally spoke. The Internet can't stop mocking his voice.

Grover Norquist complained his daughter had to pay sales tax on her guitar. Twitter said he had forgot a few things. - The Washington Post

Greg Gianforte got over $116,000 in donations after assaulting Guardian reporter | US news | The Guardian - campaign saw surge in donations after attack

Ben Dreyfuss on Twitter: "So, Chris Cilliza has a new feature where the sad face emoji means "people live""
Eschaton: America's Worst Humans -- Chris Cillizza (Cillizard)

Video shows Jacksonville cop threatening young black man with jail after jaywalking | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment |
3 Chicago cops charged with conspiracy, obstruction in Laquan McDonald shooting : news
Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine : news
Police chief's son sentenced to home detention and probation in child molesting case.
Body found inside Wal-mart bathroom, body sat in a family bathroom with the door locked for 3 days. : news

Eschaton: There's A Sucker Born Every Minute - Figured Rahm would love this idiocy ... like mass transit, but only for rich people

Colorado mom angry at United after infant overheats while airplane sits on tarmac at DIA : news
Flight delayed after woman throws coins into engine for 'luck'

111 Terminally Ill People Took Their Own Lives in 1st 6 Months of California's Right-To-Die Law

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off; Scientists Inhale Uranium. Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada, New Mexico nuclear sites : news
Even moderate drinking causes atrophy in brain area related to memory, learning - The Washington Post
Tick saliva 'gold mine' blocks killer heart condition - BBC News : news

Patients are ditching opioids and instead using cannabis to treat pain, anxiety, and depression mostly in states where pot is legal, according to a new study. : science (someone tell MA House of Reps)
When our brain begins to lose its memory, is it losing the memories themselves or the ability to recall those memories? : askscience

TIL that a 37 year old woman has given birth to 38 children : todayilearned
Man buys a parachute off the internet and jumps from his balcony : videos
Whats the most connected (non-sexual) experience you've ever had with someone? : AskReddit

What is your favorite thing in your 'SAVED' section? : AskReddit


Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize - The New York Times (Rick Perry doesn't believe in "carbon")
Sea level rise isn't just happening, it's getting faster (Rick Perry doesn't believe in your so-called "sea level" -- "the sea has always been leveling"
How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps - The New York Times (the stupid parts of the stupid states)
The Times's Resident Expert for a World on Fire -- Fires, once confined to a season, now burn year round.
The Scorched Aftermath of Portugal's 'Fire Tornado'

Material at Center of London Fire Will Not Be Sold for High Rises - The New York Times

No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II - The Washington Post - According to U.N. and private relief officials, efforts to supply enough food to stem the simultaneous crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria are falling tragically short so far, in part because of inadequate funding from governments and private donors.

Germany says Turkish bodyguards involved in D.C. skirmish won't set foot on German soil

How Alexandria's 'leaning tower' became an emblem of the city's corruption | Cities | The Guardian

Tourist Boat Sinks In Colombia With Nearly 160 On Board | HuffPost

After Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, Worries Shift to Virgin Islands -- This tropical territory of roughly 100,000 people owes some $6.5 billion to pensioners and creditors ... "serious internal control weaknesses" ... Until recently, the pension system was chasing high returns by investing in high-risk assets

+Trollpikken; er knekt rett av

Isn't Flying Fun? -- Who else is excited for new innovations in pointless airport security? -- The TSA is testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on baggage when going through airline security. Given the sensitivity of our reading choices, this raises privacy concerns. (terroristical books)
TSA May Force Passengers to Remove Books from Bags, Raising First Amendment Concerns - The TSA wants a look at your books, please.

Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban Case - The New York Times
Supreme Court to take case on baker who refused to sell wedding cake to gay couple - The Washington Post
Supreme Court sides with religious institutions in a major church-state decision - The Washington Post

Anthony Kennedy Retirement Rumors Swirl as Supreme Court Weighs in on Travel Ban - Meanwhile, the Supreme Court tackles religion in more ways than one.

Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows, Even Among Groups That Had Been Skeptical | Pew Research Center - For first time, as many Republicans favor as oppose gay marriage

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House - The New York Times

Frank Rich: Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency Ends - Just Wait -- Watergate didn't become Watergate overnight, either

Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips - The New York Times
How could any senator justify a vote for a bill this bad? - The Washington Post (Susie is yukking it up)
Kellyanne Conway Defends Medicaid Cuts, Says Adults Can Always Find Jobs | HuffPost - Reality check: Most of them have jobs already.
Republican Healthcare Bill Won't Work Except as a Tax Cut for the Rich - merely a way to shove wealth upwards
Eschaton: Lying Is Bold - Modern journalism: HHS Secretary Tom Price making a bold delararion to @DanaBashCNN: "We would not have individuals lose coverage."

Trump's latest bizarre tweets about Russia just left him badly exposed -- But now Trump is fully acknowledging that this meddling did happen (provided he can blame Obama for it). More to the point, though, his tweets this morning admit that our intelligence community not only did conclude this but also that Russia did this to help him win the election
Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it's a sensation
The Russian Biker Gang Part of the Trump Russia Story Is Here - Paging Hunter S. Thompson.

The Daily 202: Pragmatic Koch network treads carefully around Trump, plays inside game to advance agenda - The Washington Post

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Continues To Leave The Press And Public In The Dark | HuffPost - On Monday, Spicer will again answer questions from reporters in a restricted setting.

Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "3 things: 1) Not all ticks are related to Comey. 2) Fuse length remains uncertain. 3) Interesting preemptive defense of collusion happening."
Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick"
Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "Is it just me or does this read a little off? If I didn't know better I might think a national television host had just accused me of crimes"
Domald Tromp Pounded In The Butt By His Fabricated Wiretapping Scandal Made Up To Redirect Focus Away From His Seemingly Endless Unethical Connections To Russia - Kindle edition by Chuck Tingle. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

Ivanka Trump says 'I try to stay out of politics' despite assisting at White House | US news | The Guardian< (is that neck human?) /a>

A very credible new study on Seattle's $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals -- The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one,
Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike May Have Gone Too Far -- The increase led to steep declines in employment for low-wage workers, and a drop in hours for those who kept their jobs. Crucially, the negative impact of lost jobs and hours more than offset the benefits of higher wages -- on average, low-wage workers earned $125 per month less because of the higher wage, a small but significant decline.

TIL the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients. : todayilearned

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future | US news | The Guardian -- ; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway -- we'll all have seven or eight jobs, with the average adult working for a number of companies simultaneously rather than working for one big corporation.

Ohio governor's website among government sites apparently hacked on Sunday -- Anti: Govt all word -- You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I love the Islamic state

Cops Sent Warrant To Facebook To Dig Up Dirt On Woman Whose Boyfriend They Had Just Killed | Techdirt

John Oliver Has Absolutely Had It With Anti-Vaxxers | HuffPost

Men still die before women. Is toxic masculinity to blame? | Haider Javed Warraich | Opinion | The Guardian -- the average American man dies five years before the average American women, and even wider gaps are seen among different racial and ethnic minorities: for example, Asian American women live 16.5 years longer than African American men on average ... t is becoming increasingly clear that a 'man's man" might be the most dangerous thing a man can be.

TIL that the Black Death killed so many people in the 14th century that the world population did not recover to pre-plague levels until the 17th century. : todayilearned

Eschaton: As I Was Saying - The obvious conclusion to draw from Uber's crisis and Tesla's Autopilot struggles is that the disruption of transportation so enthusiastically cheered by the tech industry was ridiculously overblown. And it wasn't confined to Tesla and Uber.


Methane Hydrate: Killer cause of Earth's greatest mass extinction : science

CIA director says leaks are on the rise, cites "worship" of leakers like Snowden : news -- Snowden: It's no surprise @CIA is baffled to find the public respects those who reveal official crimes more than those who commit them.

Eschaton: Maybe We Shouldn't Burn All The School Children - Maybe We Shouldn't Burn All The School Children -- Takes conservatives a massive tragedy do understand what all those safety regulations were about. -- Controversial government proposals to relax fire safety standards for new school buildings as a cost-cutting measure are to be dropped by ministers in a major policy U-turn following the Grenfell Tower fire. (let's build super-flammable schools to "cut costs"!)
Sixty towers across England found to have unsafe cladding | UK news | The Guardian - Officials confirm all buildings so far given combustibility tests have failed in 25 areas across England (yesterday it was 11 buildings)
Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire : NPR -- DC, Minnesota, Indiana and Massachusetts -- have exempted cladding from NFPA 285 testing.

Russian man charged with 729 counts of rape against his five foster daughters : news

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak Is Going Home To Russia - most radioactive diplomat is headed home

Evidence mounts Russia meddled in US election - Business Insider -- took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election
White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion - The Washington Post (with Trump)
Top Democrat Schiff criticizes Obama over reaction to Russian hacks | US news | The Guardian - Congressman likens Trump complaint on White House inaction to 'knowingly receiving stolen property [and] blaming police for not stopping the theft'

Kushner firm's $285 million Deutsche Bank loan came just before Election Day

I Found Trump's Diary -- Hiding in Plain Sight ... historians don't want to lose it

Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes - The New York Times (old white people voted overwhelmingly for Trumpster, now will die)
Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates - The Washington Post ("moderates" = hahahaha)
Mitch McConnell's AHCA Strategy - The Atlantic - The United States has never had a Senate leader as ruthless, as willing to bend, distort and break the rules, traditions and precedents of the Senate as Mitch McConnell.
Koch political leader says GOP healthcare bill not conservative enough | TheHill (24 million dead people not enough for Koch/Satan)
Kellyanne Conway on Senate health bill: 'These are not cuts to Medicaid' - ABC News ... "We don't see them as cuts, its slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was

The Senate health-care bill's subsidy cuts hurt low-income, older Americans - Washington Post (older Trump voters lose bigly (except for their viagra) unless they are very rich)

As a real estate rookie, Jared Kushner snapped up Somerville properties but also made mistakes - The Boston Globe - "The guy is, like, an 18-year-old Harvard trust kid,"

In Towns Already Hit by Factory Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs - The New York Times

Today in the Laboratories of Democracy : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The good people of Missouri elect only the finest citizens. -- Missouri's Senate is considering legislation that would allow employers and landlords to discriminate against women who use birth control or have had abortions. (with red "A" tattoos on their foreheads) ... After all, every womb is a potential abortion sanctuary.

Restaurant owner says nearby Confederate flag is hurting his business | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports -- Maurice Bessinger died in 2014. Of the flags outside his stores, Maurice Bessinger wrote "there they will stay. I will fight on because this is what God wants me to do" (God is a treasonous slave-holder)

Is Boston racist? Poll shows city is split -- along racial lines -- 42 percent saying yes and 45 percent believing it is not ... Fifty-seven percent of those who identify as black said the city is racist, compared with 37 percent of those who call themselves white. Hispanics fell in the middle, with 44 percent believing their hometown is racist ... At 47 percent, women were more likely than men to see the city as racist, compared with 36 percent of men

San Francisco Is Burning | GQ

Woman driving while praying with eyes closed crashes into house - NY Daily News

Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories - The Verge - The purpose of memory might not be to record everything
TIL that having a shorter first name is correlated with earning a higher salary. On average, annual salary drops by $3,600 for each additional letter in a person's name. : todayilearned
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for "sick building syndrome"

How I Built an AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces - IEEE Spectrum
How I Built an AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces - A GPU-based neural network was the only way to handle a garage full of Lego : technology
Sub Bass Meditation Music: Deep Trance Soothing Music with Sub Bass Pulsation : spiritual

Cop shows one of the worst scenes he's ever seen : videos
Dads of Reddit... What's your best "don't tell your mother about this" moment? : AskReddit

Wikiverse: a galactic reimagining of Wikipedia : InternetIsBeautiful

Eschaton: This Isn't Better - Maybe the driver should just, you know, drive? Sure some safety features like auto-braking or collision avoidance might be good (if implemented well), but those are just safety features, not "you don't actually have to drive the car" features
Verizon is killing Tumblr's fight for net neutrality


G-20 imports Demand from G-20 countries accounts for over half of all resource imports

The Torturers Speak - The New York Times - The men, Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, strike a professional pose. Dressed in suits and ties, speaking matter-of-factly, they describe the barbaric acts they and others inflicted on the captives, who were swept up indiscriminately and then waterboarded, slammed into walls, locked in coffins and more (just following orders) They kept telling me every day a nuclear bomb was going to be exploded in the United States and that because I had told them to stop, I had lost my nerve and it was going to be my fault if I didn't continue

Woman assaulted on crowded bus 'for wearing shorts during Ramadan' : news (Istanbul)

UK Parliament Suffers 'Sustained' Cyber-Attack As All MPs Targeted By Hackers, Sources Tell HuffPost UK | HuffPost UK

Eschaton: Cladding - It's obviously good that they are pro-actively going after a genuine fire hazard, but the broader issue is years of neglect of basic fire safety issues. The cladding is likely just one problem of many. -- Thousands of tower block residents around the UK have been warned that their homes are clad with the same flammable aluminium panels believed to have fuelled the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower in London. (the Tories wrapped housing in flame-blankets so the poor would jusr burn up and die)
Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety - The New York Times
That jeering sound you can hear is Europe laughing at Britain | Andrew Rawnsley | Opinion | The Guardian
The Conflict Tearing Apart British Politics: An Interview With David Goodhart -- Immigration

Hopes Fade After Landslide Destroys Chinese Village - The New York Times - ooking for signs of survivors among the 100 or more people who were missing.

Canada Ponders an Unusual Drug Problem: a Shortage of Marijuana - Bloomberg - Ontario finance minister warns of looming pot supply crunch

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis' - Motherboard

Demands on Qatar Look Designed to Be Rejected -- As Washington loses patience with the Gulf crisis, the Saudi-led campaign resorts to extreme measures. (shut down Al Jezerra)

Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship - The New York Times

Home is where the hate is | Reveal - Trump's fixation on demonizing Islam hides true homegrown US terror threat

Trump CIA director blames 'worship of Edward Snowden' for rise in leaks | US news | The Guardian - Mike Pompeo said more needed to be done to stem what he called an increase in the leaking of state secrets to undermine the United States and democracy

The Post's new findings in Russia's bold campaign to influence the U.S. election

L i e s -- Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump Satan's lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

Trump's Presidency Is Losing Its Legitimacy - The Atlantic - Mounting evidence that Trump's election was aided by Russian interference presents a challenge to the American system of government -- with lasting consequences for democracy.
Our Fake Democracy - The New York Times
Trump's Twitter feed is a gold mine for foreign spies
Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling, Blames Obama Admin. For 'No Action'

Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response | TheHill-- Then-President Obama was too cautious in the months leading up to the election, frustrated Democratic lawmakers and strategists say. (and that's not all bipartisan Barry botched, either)

Donald Trump Offers Nearly Incomprehensible Explanation For James Comey Tapes Claims | HuffPost (psycho word-salad) xsy
Gowdy won't use Oversight gavel to probe Russia (slimy non-human)
Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas -- the natural outgrowth of 30 years of Republican pandering to the lowest common denominator in American politics

Pence meets with Koch brother in Colorado | TheHill

DeVos appoints CEO of student loan company head of federal student aid : news (draining the swamp bigly)

CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

Pro-Trump group launches seven-figure ad buy against GOP senator opposing repeal bill | TheHill - against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV),
Fifth GOP senator announces opposition to healthcare bill | TheHill
Public support for 'single payer' health coverage grows, driven by Democrats -- 60% say the federal government is responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans, while 39% say this is not the government's responsbility (say sick people should just die and give their moneys to them)

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing - Jun. 23, 2017

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers - CBS News

for handcuffing and detaining three teenagers for selling water on the Mall without a valid vendor's license

Six Nazi spies were executed in D.C. White supremacists gave them a memorial 00 on federal land -- hat day in 2006 when he began to help unravel an only-in-Washington mystery, complete with World War II espionage, nationwide panic, a mass electrocution, J. Edgar Hoover chicanery, white supremacists, classic federal bureaucracy and a U.S. Supreme Court case that played a significant role in America's"war on terror')
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 92 : Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is only one thing worth knowing about this asshole. He was the Grand Dragon of the Colorado Ku Klux Klan. Locke made Colorado one of the strongest KKK strongholds in the nation in the 1920s, along with Indiana, Oregon, and Texas.

It Is Humanly Impossible to Be a Good Newspaper Columnist (who said "good" was a requirement?)

Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims | HuffPost

Springfield bishop: No communion, last rites, funerals for same-sex couples - Chicago Tribune
Illinois Catholic bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples - The Washington Post (Bishop "Big Ears" Thomas Paprocki)

'No doesn't really mean no': North Carolina law means women can't revoke consent for sex | US news | The Guardian

DA: Officers who shocked teenager committed crime : news
A sex offender was released on parole. Weeks later, authorities say, he raped a 7-year-old girl. - The Washington Post
White St. Louis police officer shoots off-duty black officer : news
Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman | US news | The Guardian

Cops Sent Warrant To Facebook To Dig Up Dirt On Woman Whose Boyfriend They Had Just Killed: '.... Facebook refused to hand over the information on the grounds that the indefinite gag order was unconstitutional.' : technology (marijuana = deadly killer)

Kobach Sanctioned By Court For 'Deceptive Conduct And Lack Of Candor' -- The Republican state official tapped by President Trump to lead his sketchy voter fraud commission was sanctioned by a federal judge Friday

World Taekwondo Federation changes name over 'negative connotations' - BBC Sport

Love Is Love Is Love Is . . . Cut the Mike - The New York Times

Is The Handmaid's Tale the Allegory of the Trump Era? (or just Republicans in general?)
Texas Mom Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Her Children After Allegedly Leaving Kids in Hot Car to Teach Lesson

'Hi, Dad': California father buries wrong man after coroner says his son is dead | US news | The Guardian

Deepest Dive Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World
How to Hike One of the World's Most Dangerous Volcanoes - the largest lava lake on Earth.

SI Swimsuit Model Hannah Davis So Good at Almost Showing You Her Pussy
A study has found that British adolescents raised in major cities in England and Wales were over 40 per cent more likely to report psychotic experiences (e.g. hearing voices and feeling extremely paranoid) than their rural counterparts. : science
Exposure to Ozone kicks up chances of autism 10-fold in at-risk rids. Having a higher number of copies of genes has been shown to raise the risk of a child developing autism, as has early exposure to various pollutants in the mother's environment. : science
Extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain
When my garden soil is too alkaline, I'm told to add sulphur or other somewhat noxious chemicals. Why can't I just pour a bottle of vinegar into the garden bed? : askscience The Biology Coloring Book (8601419093199): Robert D. Griffin, Cinthea Vadala: Books

TIL On April 15, 1940, Stravinsky's unconventional major seventh chord in his arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner led to his arrest by the Boston police for violating a federal law that prohibited the reharmonization of the National Anthem.
Redditors who don't want any children, why? : AskReddit
Katy Perry has a rude awakening : videos
What's the dirtiest/NSFW joke you know? : AskReddit
What dirty little secret does your profession hide that the consumer should know? : AskReddit
What do you have an extremely strong opinion on that is ultimately unimportant? : AskReddit

Snapchat's new map feature raises fears of stalking and bullying : technology
User destroys homophobe's perception of a "traditional marriage." : bestof
Eschaton: 20 Years? - suppose it's been fun reading all of those articles about how self-driving taxis were about to be on the road, but the new CW is starting to sink in. -- The only escape for Uber imagined by Kalanick was to delete drivers and their wages from the picture through the development of autonomous vehicles. But it is increasingly clear that this is another massive gamble that Uber cannot win, at least not in time to save itself.
Scroogled no more: Gmail won't scan e-mails for ads personalization


London police confirm deadly highrise fire began in an apartment fridge - The Washington Post
The recent fire in London was traced to an electrical fault in a fridge freezer. How can you trace with such accuracy what was the single appliance that caused it? : askscience

Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault (basically, Barry finally found his abandoning, philandering, rejecting drunken father in Trump and he didn't want to look "partisan" while Putin hacked the election and got Dumpster elected; eight years of searching in bipartisan wilderness and he learned nothing and the "legacy" he was "protecting" is a smoldering ruin)
xsy President Barack Obama Knew Russia Hacked Election 2016 to Elect Donald Trump - Before departing for an August vacation to Martha's Vineyard, Obama instructed aides to pursue ways to deter Moscow and proceed along three main paths: Get a high-confidence assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies on Russia's role and intent; shore up any vulnerabilities in state-run election systems; and seek bipartisan support from congressional leaders for a statement condemning Moscow and urging states to accept federal help. ("bipartisan" Barry floated off to his vacation) ... With Obama still determined to avoid any appearance of politics, the statement would not carry his signature. -- The 2016 presidential election was corrupted at its heart, and we do not know yet how fully it was corrupted, and that's the most lasting scandal of all
The United States, Russia, and the 2016 Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Washington Post has a comprehensive report on Russian electoral interference and the Obama Administration's attempt to handle it without unduly interfering with the US election.
Thomas Rid on Twitter: "This is very interesting (sadly not dated)"
Thomas Rid on Twitter: "And very sensitive indeed (DJT clinched Republication nomination just a few weeks earlier)"

Trump says 'we'll ha ve to see' if Mueller should step down from Russia probe

Another Republican Senator Comes Out As a 'No' on Health-Care Bill, Imperiling its Prospects (+Collins)
Heller Comes Out Against TrumpCare : Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the first meaningful opposition to come from the Republican Senate conference:
A Simple Guide To The GOP Health Care Bills | HuffPost
Seth Meyers Shreds 'Breathtakingly Cruel' Senate GOP Health Bill | HuffPost - Who needs open debate on our medical future anyway?
Republicans Might Actually Defund Planned Parenthood This Time | HuffPost - After more than a half-decade of unsuccessful attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the GOP appears on the verge of actually doing it.
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll -- June 2017: ACA, Replacement Plan, and Medicaid | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

White House frustration grows with Tillerson over jobs for Trump allies - The Washington Post

Can He Do That? A podcast by The Washington Post

Trump says tape bluff was to keep Comey honest | TheHill
Trump loses patience with his White House counsel - POLITICO - The president has taken out his frustration with the expanding Russia probe on lawyer Don McGahn,

Following Trump voter fraud allegations, claim that 5.7 million noncitizens voted is wrong | PolitiFact Florida

Felix Sater, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, and Andrew Weissmann. - Robert Mueller has hired a prosecutor who was previously involved with a case that involved securing the close cooperation of an individual who might (might!) have simultaneously been helping fund Trump projects with laundered money.
F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort and Son-in-Law - The New York Times (rotton from top to bottom)

Bloomberg says America should 'get beyind' Trump because 'the public has spoken' (Bloomfuck)

One of the dumbest political mistakes in the modern era - Axios - firing of FBI Director James Comey is rightly seen as a terrific legal blunder
Poll: More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump - NBC News -- Forty-five percent of respondents say they are more likely to believe Comey's version of events from his June 8 testimony to the U.S. Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said.

Jane Sanders Lawyers Up - POLITICO Magazine - The strange story behind the federal investigation that has rattled Burlington, Vermont, and put Bernie and Jane Sanders on the defensive. (lock her up) Even so, Sanders'salary rose to $150,000 in 2009, according to college records, as tuition increased by $5,000, to $22,407 in 2011, and enrollment dropped to 156 students.

New York Times bloodbath could include reporter jobs | New York Post - If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough takers, the Gray Lady could begin another round, NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet recently warned his top department editors.

The banquet business was booming at Mar-a-Lago. Then Trump became president. - The Washington Post

Fox & Friends propagates the most astounding piece of pro-Trump propaganda yet (deranged mind word-salad) So the dodgiest president ever is keeping honest a man of proven integrity. A reversal this comical is possible only on one television news program.

Well-qualified law school applicant pool declines by 61% - Lawyers, Guns & Money

California bans state travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky | The Sacramento Bee - California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.

Spanish Fort High AP reading list pulled after concerns from residents | - summer Gene Ponder's reading list includes a majority conservative and right-leaning authors, a point that concerned local residents and led to several complaints being lodged with the Baldwin County School System ... a majority of conservative and right-leaning authors including Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Ron Paul, Thomas Sowell, Chuck Colson and Ronald Reagan. (5 Michael Savage books on the list)

Cosby juror says he didn't believe 'well-coached' Constand

Killer Nurse Suspected In Deaths Of As Many As 60 Children | HuffPost - She is pure evil and justice warrants that she be held accountable

Video captures apparent road rage chain reaction crash in California - The Washington Post

el_spicy comments on What are the most important battles of history?

To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line - The New York Times

Stop sending EMS to respond to overdose calls, councilman says : news (Middletown OH)
"But babe, I got the ball!" : gifs


Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection - The New York Times

CIA Torture Program Architects Should Be in Jail - The architects of our torture program must be held to account.
If 2016 Election Vote Totals Were Altered in the Russia Hack, What Do We Do? - What are we supposed to do? Hold the election again? Fat chance.

Russian defense minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet over Baltic -- after a Russian fighter jet buzzed a Swedish military jet on an electronic intelligence gathering mission over the Baltic on Monday (that didn't take long)

In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates

London fire: Flats acquired for Grenfell Tower survivors - BBC News - Sixty-eight social housing flats in Kensington, London, are to be made available to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government has said.

Army busts another general for improper relationship with woman - The Washington Post - the latest in a string of episodes in which Army generals have landed in trouble for personal misconduct.

Eschaton: Bye Jobs - Given that they're EU agencies and the UK will no longer be in the US, having them be in London makes about as much as sense as having them be in Los Angeles, but I suppose "the EU is insisting"... - in Sussex. Nigel Pelham

Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq - The Globe and Mail

Eschaton: I'm Sure They Can Be Trusted - Obviously -- Several CIA contractors were kicked out of the agency for stealing more than $3,000 in snacks from vending machines, according to official documents newly obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Former CIA officer accused of selling top secret information to China - The Washington Post

Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians - (if it quacks like treason ...)
White House Tries to Get G.O.P. to Water Down Russia Sanctions Bill - The New York Times
Two reasons why Trump came clean about not having tapes - The Boston Globe - The House Intelligence Committee gave the White House until tomorrow to either turn over the tapes or acknowledge there weren't any

Revisiting Obama's Rationalities, One Summer Later (didn't want to look "partisan" by saying Russians were hacking for Trump; Barry-Float-Above-It-All learned nothing in 8 years, kept searching for lost rejecting father)

Election hackers altered voter rolls: report | TheHill - Hackers successfully altered voter information at least once during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Time magazine report Thursday.
A Cyberattack 'the World Isn't Ready For'

D.C. cops used 'rape as punishment' after Inauguration Day mass arrests, lawsuit says Wide array of unconstitutional tactics alleged in suit over chilling round-up that hit peaceful protesters, journalists, and anarchists alike.

Donald Trump Is In The Perfect Position To Dramatically Remake The Courts | HuffPost

Morning Joe panel slams 'dear leader' Trump with horrifying 2-minute mashup of his Iowa lies

Trump appointee is a Saudi government lobbyist | Center for Public Integrity

GOP's Suburban Nightmare -- sixth district wasn't a triumph. It was a warning for a party losing its grip on the places that forged its modern identity.

NBC News/WSJ Poll: Public Overwhelmingly Disapproves of House Health Care Bill - NBC News - By a 3-to-1 margin, the American public holds a negative view of the American Health Care Act
(1) Barack Obama - Posts - a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else.
The Note: Senate's unhealthy start on health care
How Mitch McConnell wins. - How Mitch McConnell weaponized our short attention span.
Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid - The New York Times
These are all the people the Senate health care bill will hurt - Vox
Jamelle Bouie on Twitter: "I'm reasonably sure Trump wouldn't have reached 270 if he openly campaigned on taking Medicaid from 14+ million people."
Here's How Republicans Might Pass Their Cruel Health-Care Bill
TrumpCare is a Human Rights Catastrophe Being Advanced Through an Undemocratic Process - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Senate version of the AHCA is here, and it's morally repugnant (+NYT framing as "slow the growth of Medicaid")
Mitch McConnell is a Repulsive Piece of Shit - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Capitol police were seen physically removing demonstrators, many of whom were in wheelchairs and holding medical equipment, as they chanted their disapproval of the draft legislation.
The Republican Healthcare Bill Is a Message to Trump Voters - You pulled the lever. This is what you were voting for. Hello, suckers.
The conservative health care problem - Axios (they will break it, but will they own it?)

Trump suggests creating law enacted in 1996 | TheHill - Wednesday evening said immigrants who enter the United States should not be eligible for welfare benefits for five years, though such a law has already existed for 20 years.

Kamala Harris Was Silenced. Then She Silenced Us. - The New York Times

In S. Fla., racial epithets, arrests in tense protests over Confederate street names (the topography of hatred and "we can't erase out heritage" of treason in defense of evil)

New MSNBC host Hugh Hewitt is Sean Hannity in glasses - The Trump supporter puts an intellectual shine on partisan hackery
Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict - The reporter, Jay Solomon, was offered a 10 percent stake in a fledgling company, Denx LLC, by Farhad Azima, an Iranian-born aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIA. (maybe the NYT will hire him)

FBI Fired Sebastian Gorka for Anti-Muslim Diatribes

Texas congressman says remarks on Clintons, Vince Foster were "a step too far" -- In discussing a now-infamous episode from last year in which Clinton had a tarmac meeting with Lynch, Olson speculated on local radio that in that conversation, Clinton admitted he was a party to the 1993 death of White House aide Vincent Foster and essentially threatened some similar form of retribution against Lynch if she did not drop an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server. (Rethug fever swamp)

What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln - Chicago Tribune -- Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. (get back to us when you have 100,000+ protesters for months) The group that will scream the loudest is the state's political class, who did this to us, and the big bond creditors, who are whispering talk of bankruptcy and asset forfeiture to save their own skins. (+"chumbolones")
Shrinking Chicago has always been told: Shut up and take it - Chicago Tribune
Madiganistan | City Journal - How House Speaker Michael Madigan helped ruin Illinois

2 Cosby holdouts prevented guilty verdict, juror says - ABC News

Girl alleges bullying, some racist, posts video, which goes viral - CBS News

Not quite half of American teens have had sex by 18. That's actually low - from 2011 to 2015, about 42 percent of girls and about 44 percent of boys ages 15-19 reported that they'd had sex. Both numbers continue a gradual decades-long decline:

Tom Cruise Apparently Pretended to Be Doing Bible Study While Getting Blow Jobs on the Risky Business Set

'Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder': School pulls highly conservative summer reading list

Suicide afflicts farmers at rate much higher than all other jobs. In addition to their financial struggles, farmers are also beset by feelings of not being able to meet expectations, and not being in control of events influencing their lives : science

Dashcam video shows cop's 'brutal attack' of Minnesota motorist, ACLU says : news

Mass. Senate passes marijuana bill - The Boston Globe - would leave the tax rate and local control provisions on marijuana from the ballot question in place ... One amendment adopted by the Senate decrees that any record of a marijuana-related offense that is no longer consider a crime would be eligible to be sealed.

Scientists say they have found the first direct evidence that the immune system does attack the brain in Parkinson's disease. The discovery, in the journal Nature, suggests that drugs to calm the immune system could help manage the disease. : science

People who are related to celebrities, how has their fame affected family gatherings and events? : AskReddit
Guy Records Roommates Abusive Psycho Girlfriend. : videos
What is socially accepted when you are beautiful but not accepted when you are ugly? : AskReddit
Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy : news

Uber Can't Be Fixed -- It's Time for Regulators to Shut It Down -- Fundamental illegality ... super-pumped
Here's Every Single Possible Twitter Joke All At Once | HuffPost


Would a White British Community Have Burned in Grenfell Tower? - The New York Times -- The blaze happened after a yearslong attack by the Conservative government on low-income housing. The amount of public housing being built has dropped for more than two decades, even more drastically since 2012 to reach a 24-year low. (Tories: "fuck off and die we want your everything")

How The Guardian Lost America - Guardian US has slashed costs, leaving employees stewing about mismanagement, infighting, a sexual harassment allegation, and unrealistic business expectations.

Eschaton: Why Them? - Given that there are no shortage of candidates for prosecution, it's fascinating when someone actually is prosecuted for bankster crimes ... Who, exactly, did they piss off?

Saudi Arabia Deports 15,000 Qatari Camels | Foreign Policy

Investigation into Fitzgerald collision begins

Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations - The New York Times - A lawsuit filed on behalf of former prisoners reveals new details about a program that used techniques widely viewed as torture

Eschaton: Henry Kissinger Is A Distinguished Elder Statesmen - Watergate prosecutors had evidence that operatives for then-President Richard Nixon planned an assault on anti-war demonstrators in 1972, including potentially physically attacking Vietnam whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg ... "The Nixon administration's paranoia about Daniel Ellsberg is driven by Henry Kissinger" ... "You can hear him in the tapes: 'He's a pervert Mr. President. He must be dealt with, Mr. President.'" (never accountable for anything)

Trump, Russia, and Those Shadowy Sater Deals at Bayrock - Bloomberg - An insider describes the Bayrock Group, its links to the Trump family and its mysterious access to funds.

Eschaton: Peace At Last - The idea that any sort of mutually agreeable (and willing to be agreed to) deal in Israel is possible is laughable, let alone the idea that Jared Kushner, Boy Blunder, can make it happen.
Eschaton: Boy Blunder Needs Lawyers - Hopefully (not really) he has better ones than pop-in-law.

G.O.P. Rift Over Medicaid and Opioids Imperils Senate Health Bill - The New York Times

Karen Handel wins Georgia's sixth congressional district : news ($1,000/vote)
Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat | HuffPost (evil won in evil land)
Sen. Murphy on Dem's Georgia loss: Russia has been a distraction
GA-06: Why Handel's Win Isn't a Disaster for Democrats
Ossoff chose civility and it didn't work. How do Democrats beat Trump?

Eschaton: Middle Class White People Are Racists - See our Charles Murray defending op-ed pages, for example. Modern "white flight" isn't blue collar Archie Bunker - he stayed in Queens.
Eschaton: Why Didn't Obama Voters Vote For Hillary Clinton? - Whatever the reasons, Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in part because people who voted for Obama once or twice didn't vote for her. Figuring out why matters if Democrats want to win.
Eschaton: Is This The Life We Really Want? - How many of you are two lost paychecks away or one illness away from economic disaster? It really shouldn't be this way. It really doesn't have to be this way.

Mike Pence's infrastructure mess: What went wrong with I-69? (privatize! fail!)

Wrongful death lawsuit over death of Michael Brown settled in secret | Law and order |

Pa. Supreme Court rules police dash cam videos are public : news

Supreme Court Says You Can't Ban People From The Internet, No Matter What They've Done : technology

Misleading article on gun control refuted using facts found in supporting paper (glimpse of old critical thinking Reddit) : bestof
Flight Attendants Say Angry Passengers Are Creating a Big Safety Problem on Planes : news

Texas Couple Exonerated 25 Years After Being Convicted of Lurid Crimes That Never Happened -- The court filing Tuesday should pave the way for the Kellers to collect roughly $1.7 million each in state compensation for the 21 years they spent behind bars.

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms : news

Jimmy Kimmel Gives High School Valedictorian the Chance to Finish Speech : videos

Yale dean who called people 'white trash' on Yelp leaving her post : news (amazing how many * to screw in a lightbulb? riff_

What's the coolest mathematical fact you know of? : AskReddit
Scientists just took a major step towards achieving nuclear fusion. The new technique works by decelerating runaway electrons. This is done by injecting heavy ions, such as argon or neon in the form of gas or pellets, into the reactor. Study published today in Physical Review Letters. : science
Where Gravity Is Weak and Naked Singularities Are Verboten. Recent calculations tie together two conjectures about gravity, potentially revealing new truths about its elusive quantum nature : science

Bald Eagle incoming : gifs
TIL a medium-sized dog has the same environmental cost as a SUV : todayilearned
Divorced men of reddit: what moment with your former wife made me think "Yup, I'm asking this girl to divorce me."? : AskReddit
New York City film locations : movies - West Side Story was filmed on the East Side.
The hardest I have ever laughed watching a TV show: Tobias Funke's appearance on 'To Catch a Predator' : television
What is the best nsfw life hack? : AskReddit
Train derails after rails stolen : WTF

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns As CEO | HuffPost - exit came after a shareholder revolt reportedly made it untenable for him to stay. (toxic masculine techbrodude) < Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O. : technology
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns: A timeline of events that led to his downfall (that frown has to be shopped)
Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O. - The New York Times
br /> Inside Apple's global war on leakers -- Former NSA agents, secrecy members on product teams, and a screening apparatus bigger than the TSA.


Some Notes on Ziglar v. Abbasi - Lawyers, Gun & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that multiple Bush administration could not be sued for constitutional violations committed during the arbitrary, indefinite detentions after 9/11. A few points: The Beltway rule about the Bush administration's many illegalities remains that nobody can ever be held accountable for anything.
Bush officials can't be sued for post-9/11 abuses, says top court : news -- The 4-2 decision marked a victory for ex-attorney general John Ashcroft and former FBI director Robert Mueller, who have claimed along with other Bush era officials that they have immunity from prosecution. (well crap and crapcrap)

Can You Kill the Islamic State? - The New York Times

Armed Russian jet comes within 5 feet of US recon jet | Fox News
First on CNN: US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria -

Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm (oh, they lied)

Behind a bookcase, a secret passageway leads to a trove of Nazi artifacts in Argentina - The Washington Post

Air Force: As many as 135 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Al Udeid clinic - Improperly-cleaned medical equipment at the clinic at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar may have exposed as many as 135 patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C over an eight-year period.

Free Speech at the Supreme Court - The New York Times

Exclusive: U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner | Reuters< br /> Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets - The New York Times
FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian government from law firm bio -
Jeff Sessions retains private lawyer Charles "Chuck" Cooper
The prosecutor Trumpworld fears and loathes - Axios - Reuters is out with an interesting piece on Andrew Weissmann, the veteran federal prosecutor who's now working on Bob Mueller's investigative team:

Franken: Impeaching Trump could lead to 'zealot' Pence

If Liberals Voted ... - The New York Times - If liberals voted at the same rate as conservatives, Hillary Clinton would be president

Throw Sand in the Gears - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Chuck Schumer is finally slowing the Senate to a halt in response to the TrumpCare bill.
Sober Second Thoughts From the World's Greatest Deliberative Body (watch Republicans kill people and make life miserable for many more so they can spend the money on themselves)

2020 and the Democratic Message - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sarah Jones argues that Sanders has a valuable role to play in the party going forward but probably isn't the ideal candidate in 2020:

Poll: Americans say U.S. political debate is increasingly uncivil - CBS News
Trump's handling of Russia investigations weighs on approval ratings -- At 36 percent, Mr. Trump's approval rating is now his lowest in CBS News Polls since becoming president. Fifty-seven percent now disapprove.
How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration - The Atlantic - In the past decade, liberals have avoided inconvenient truths about the issue.

Killing of Muslim teen near Va. mosque stemmed from road rage, police say - The Washington Post
ICE: Suspect in Murder of VA Muslim Teen Was in US Illegally : news
Dash cam footage of Philando Castile shooting released : news - He was so concerned about keeping her safe from marijuana smoke that he discharged a firearm into the same vehicle she was occupying. Makes sense.
Misleading article on gun control refuted using facts found in supporting paper (glimpse of old critical thinking Reddit) : bestof
Sheriff investigating county employees for attempting to fulfill a public records request : news

The White House Press Briefing Is Slowly Dying - The Atlantic - Bannon: "Sean got fatter."

Another Media Win : NBC investing ungodly sums to hire Megyn Kelly so she can interview and legitimize lunatics is really working out well for the network.

Let's Not Get Carried Away -- David Brooks -- I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. (no fucking shit, that makes so much sense now)
David Brooks Didn't Do the Reading. Look What Happened. -- And now he's rewriting the Whitewater history to absolve himself ... This is a masterpiece of intellectual cowardice.
There Ain't No Cure For Clinton Derangement Syndrome

New Moby Video Depicts Donald Trump's Rise and a Violent Demise
Name that Bothsiderist - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Smartphones made his kids 'moody' and 'withdrawn.' Now he wants to ban them for preteens. -- Colorado dad and Denver-area anesthesiologist Tim Farnum (and there you are)

Jury Awards $1.26 Million For Dog Shot, Killed By Police Officer : news -- At the time of shooting, Price was placed on administrative duty. Police say he is still currently with the agency.
WG chief arrested in underage prostitution sting

Study reveals "staggering" toll of guns on U.S. kids -- 1,300 children in the U.S. die in shootings each year and another 5,790 survive gunshot wound
Gunshots are the third leading killer of children in the US : news

In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues - The Washington Post

Today's domestic cat is a descendant of the wildcats that inhabited the Middle East during the Neolithic age, says new paleogenetic study conducted on the remains of 230 ancient animals over 10,000 years.

BeetsMcGee comments on I thought they were born mid 90s and later..

Road rage turns into instant karma. : gifs
Deception : funny


Energy Secty Rick Perry: CO2 is not the main driver of climate change
Rick Perry just denied that humans are the main cause of climate change - The Washington Post
By 2100, scientists predict 48-74% of people worldwide will be at risk of death from extreme heat at least 20 days of the year. : science
John Oliver Exposes Donald Trump's Biggest Lie About Coal Jobs | HuffPost

U.S. Fighter Jet Shoots Down Syrian Warplane - The New York Times - after it dropped bombs near local ground forces supported by the United States
Russia Warns U.S. After Downing of Syrian Warplane - The New York Times - It was the first time the American military had downed a Syrian plane since the civil war began in the country in 2011.
Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet - BBC News
Su-22 Down - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Van strikes crowd near London mosques in 'terrorist attack'
Finsbury Park worshippers pinned 'attacker' to the ground | Daily Mail Online
Finsbury Park attack live: Theresa May booed as she leaves mosque after paying respects to victims | The Independent
Eschaton: Please Buy Me A Flat In A No-Go Zone - It's a mystery why any American conservative believes these things.

US student sent home from N Korea dies : news

reegdor comments on Russia 'actively involved' in French election, warns US Senate intelligence chief

The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs : television (CIA biggest drug cartel)

A Republican contractor's database of nearly every voter was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days, researcher says
GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters : technology

Trump team's spin about the Russia probe sinks deeper into absurdity

Democrats just got some very good news from the Supreme Court on gerrymandering - The Washington Post - the justices announced that they would take up a case out of Wisconsin that could result in a ruling on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.
Supreme Court could tackle partisan gerrymandering in watershed case - The Washington Post

New Study Shows What Really Happened in the 2016 Election - Trump won by dominating with populists.

How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess? - The New York Times (Insurance companies have always hated your health care)
he health care industry doesn't love Obamacare enough to save it

Democrats Are 'Children Of Satan,' Right-Wing Radio Host Says | HuffPost

The Not-So-Bitter Rivalry of Dean Baquet and Marty Baron - politico Magazine

Supreme Court rules the government can't refuse to register trademarks considered offensive -- Redskins declare victory after Asian-American band wins challenge to disparagement ban.

Supreme Court strikes down law banning use of Facebook by registered sex offenders - (couldn't tell his family about traffic tickets on FB because kids might be around)

Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque - The Washington Post

Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview got lots of attention, but not many viewers
Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones - POLITICO Magazine
Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview a ratings flop : television -- 62 million people listened to the rantings of a psychologically ill man for the better part of 18 months and they then proceeded to vote him into the highest office in America.

Roy Edroso on Twitter: ""By not sharing the platform with someone you disagree with you are therefore not supporting their right to speak." These people are idiots."
And now: The dumbest thing anyone has ever said about freedom of expression. - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Colton Merwin
(1) Freedom Of Speech Rally

The great American fallout: how small towns came to resent cities | Cities | The Guardian - the cities that get all the breaks, and then have the gall to look down on them, too
There is hope in the rust belt - Axios

Pot advocates decry House's plans to change legalization law

How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 drawings to show how culture shapes our instincts

Why You Can't Help But Act Your Age -- The surprising relationship between mindset and getting old.

Three new discoveries in a month rock our African origins - The evolutionary story of modern humans just got more complicated

Australian study shows effectiveness of acupuncture in providing acute analgesia for patients with back pain and ankle sprain was comparable with that of pharmacotherapy : science

What first name is not used anymore? : AskReddit

The big problem for Uber now: Attracting talent - The Washington Post
The tech world is rallying around a young developer who made a huge, embarrassing mistake


Portugal wildfire: 61 killed, victims burned in cars as they fled -

Cladding on Grenfell Tower is banned on UK high-rises, says Philip Hammond | UK news | The Guardian - Chancellor said inquiry into London blaze will ask if UK fire regulations are correct and whether they were complied with
Two women feared dead in Grenfell Tower were 'threatened with legal action' for raising alarm about fire safety : news (quite literally fuck off and die)
Corporate mass murder in London - World Socialist Web Site
If fireproofing is a waste for the poor, it is also a waste for the rich -- Megan McArdle has this piece about the London fire in which she argues that it could be that installing sprinklers and other fireproofing will actually kill more people than it saves:

Finsbury Park Mosque: 'Several hurt' as van hits pedestrians - BBC News

U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says - The Washington Post

What Will It Take To Dump Trump? | HuffPost - I think the odds are that sometime between now and the end of 2017, a delegation of senior Republicans will pay a call on the president.

US Navy destroyer Fitzgerald missing sailors found dead -

Trump attorney says president not under investigation - ABC News
Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Pence will soon become the president if Trump fires Mueller | TheHill

Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016 - The New York Times
Unedited Putin Interview Reveals A Missed Opportunity For Megyn Kelly and America | HuffPost - The footage obtained by HuffPost shows a nervous Kelly who failed to press Putin on obvious issues.

NBC News Exclusive: Memo Shows Watergate Prosecutors Had Evidence Nixon White House Plotted Violence - NBC News

The Danger of Ignoring Alex Jones - The New York Times

High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election - The New York Times

A Conservative Speaks To Conservatives: Bottom line: So-called real Americans are screwing up America.
Only Mass Deportation Can Save America - The New York Times

Al Franken and Olivia Wilde: Calling a Lie a Lie - The New York Times

Josh Marshall on Twitter: ""God, this is going to make me sound pathetic, but it feels a little bit like getting dumped by your girlfriend.""
Richard Spencer - Angry again, angry again - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Sheriff David Clarke Reportedly Rescinds Acceptance Of Homeland Security Post | HuffPost

Cosby'ssex assault trial has ended with a mistrial. These people believe it's all a conspiracy
Bill Cosby was largely irrelevant in black America even before his sexual assault trial began - The Washington Post

Arrests made in killings of 2 Md. students shot on eve of graduation - The Washington Post

Ex-politician says he groped 103-year-old mother-in-law's breasts (you know who else has Alz?)

Mormon girl, 12, is stopped from speaking as she explains why she is gay to church | The Independent

The Man Who Secretly Taped Planned Parenthood Could Be Going To Prison -- Alongside His Criminal Lawyers

The travel industry is finally ending discrimination against solo travelers. Or is it? - The Washington Post - A seven-day tour of Thailand for October, for example, is $865 for a single willing to share; the price jumps to $1,484 for a solo traveler without a roommate.

Injury count in Hyannis ferry accident up to 13 - The Boston Globe
Half-century later, murder evidence still under wraps - The Boston Globe - In classic Massachusetts fashion, the Middlesex DA has gone to great lengths to block public access to the records,
Three teens arrested for alleged attack on Keytar Bear near Faneuil Hall - The Boston Globe - Boston Magazine reported that Keytar Bear has been assaulted at least three times before.
$3.88 million home near Harvard Square was one of the week's biggest sales -- 21 Walker St | 21 Walker St - Google Maps

Jenner On GOP Baseball Shooting: 'Liberals Can't Even Shoot Straight' | HuffPost - College Republican crowd goes wild in response.
Caitlyn Jenner on the shooting at congressional baseball practice: 'Liberals can't even shoot straight' (nice top, Caitey, but the botox is a little much, but whoah, the comments:) "The gunman who opened fire on a GOP congressional baseball practice did not kill anyone, which is more than I can say for Jenner."

TIL: Studies show that wealthy people are less likely to recognize emotions in others and report feeling less compassion for others than their poorer counterparts : todayilearned ("prosperity gospel")

TIL Isaac Newton believed colors of the rainbow were analogous to notes on the 7note musical scale. In his diagrams of colors and equivalent notes, he added orange & indigo as half steps on the scale. Its unclear if those colors had been observed or if Newton added them to better fit his analogy. : todayilearned

Authors Peeved by APA's Article Takedown Pilot -- In an effort to crack down on unauthorized postings of journal articles, the American Psychological Association is policing the Internet for scientists sharing their own work.

Lawmaker pushing for less regulation has child die in a hot car at his facility : news
What non-sexual thing do you fantasize about your SO doing? : AskReddit

Koch group among those against Louisville, Ky $5.4M broadband network plan : technology
TIL the Eternal September is a term that refers to the month when Usenet experienced a large influx of AOL users... the network's existing culture couldn't integrate the sheer number of new users, and according to pre-1993 users, never fully recovered : todayilearned


For First Time in History, Solar Jobs Outnumber Coal Jobs in Virginia : news

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy - Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person's cell phone location without a warrant. It's the most important privacy case in a generation

USS Fitzgerald involved in collision : news

London fire: Police say 58 presumed dead, missing
Grenfell Tower fire: Jeremy Corbyn calls Government's response an 'unacceptable failure' | The Independent
Grenfell Tower residents storm Kensington Town Hall in angry protest over deadly fire | The Independent - They let our children burn! They burned like animals in a building
Grenfell Tower is Theresa May's Katrina moment -- her political career cannot survive it
Police say 58 presumed dead, missing in London Tower fire : news
If you're wondering how and why 'cutting red tape' could have led to the Grenfell Tower fire, here's your answer | The Independent -- the choice of a material banned in the US and Germany may have saved #5,000 on a fire-resistant alternative -- or 0.06 per cent of the #8.6m cost of the refurbishment. ("Cutting for growth" is brit for "trickle down" and "drown the government in the bathtub" )

Anger in Berlin after Saudi driver who killed cyclist claims diplomatic immunity : news -- police recorded 22,880 traffic violations by diplomats last year alone. 22,880 in one year in one city

This ad for an Arab online shopping website to buy stuff from US. : videos

Money stolen by Russian mob linked to man sanctioned for supporting Syria's chemical weapons program

Everyone said Old Europe was dying. Sure doesn't look like it now

Why Trump Attacked Rod Rosenstein, His Own Deputy Attorney General | The New Yorker

How the Trump-Russia investigations work - Washington Post
Gingrich: Somebody probably going to jail over Russia investigation | TheHill ... but said it won't be President Trump

Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President -- Max Boot
The American Political Order Is In Great Shape - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care"

McConnell's Nihilism Works -- Mitch McConnell is a hugely consequential figure in American political history because of his recognition that you can violate longstanding norms of decent conduct while paying no political price at all

But it's liberals who need to tone down the violent rhetoric

Health Care Policy Forum, With Kindly And Mavericky Grandpa McCain - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "The problem Obamacare repeal is trying to solve is repealing the Obamacare." (said Grandpa Asshole)

Indiana to pay out $100,000 to deal with requests for Mike Pence emails | US news | The Guardian ... including correspondence routed through a private account he used to conduct state business. (lock him up! oh wait!)

He thinks too much: such men are dangerous - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Right-wing activists attempted to shut down the controversial performance of Julius Caesar that portrays the titular character as Donald Trump.
Knives are out for theaters that bear the name 'Shakespeare'

Why did this powerful church group struggle to denounce white supremacy? | Daniel Josi Camacho | Opinion | The Guardian - The Southern Baptist Convention stumbled during what should have been a simple resolution condemning racism. There is a reason for that ... Convention's reluctance to condemn racism is not only true to its history but it reflects how white supremacy is built into the very DNA of American Christianity ... 80% of white evangelicals, a bloc with considerable representation in the Southern Baptist denomination, voted for Trump ... Trump's platform might not be a grotesque distortion of American Christianity as much as it is its sins come home to roost ... This Convention came into existence over the defense of slavery. (deep Satanic roots)

Rural America lifted Trump to the presidency. Support is strong, but not monolithic. - The Washington Post -- more than half of all adults (54 percent) in rural America say they approve of the way he is doing his job ... Small-towns and rural areas account for 74 percent of the nation's 3,143 counties. But those counties account for just under a quarter of the total U.S. population.
New poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban residents - Washington Post

Michelle Carter Didn't Kill With a Text
A Sad and Terrible Verdict in Massachusetts | National Review

Judge in Bill Cosby Case Declares a Mistrial - The New York Times
Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby case : news

Columbus schools to fire employee over anti-gay Facebook post : news
Police investigate anti-gay Bible verse carved into fence as hate crime : news (holy hate speech)

Police: 4 Kentucky National Guard soldiers facing rape, sexual abuse, sodomy charges : news
Motorcyclists arrested in beating of Lyft driver on Bay Area freeway : news

We didn't recognise that he was dangerous

Breatharian couple claim they live a 'food-free' lifestyle and haven't felt hungry since 2008 | The Independent
'Breatharian' Mum and Dad clam they haven't eaten for 9 years and survive off energy of the universe! : WTF

Prehistoric sex toys are kind of hard to look at

A list of apocalyptic/ post-apocalyptic books. : books

Quantum entanglement, science's 'spookiest' phenomenon, achieved in space ... 10-fold increase in the distance over which entanglement has been maintained. (Chinese satellite)
19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests : science
Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression, according to a study published in the journal Science. : science ... "I previously thought of poverty as a potentially temporary situation as opposed to a pathological process that can cause permanent damage."
Meditation and tai chi dont just calm the mind -- they seem to affect our DNA too.

Doctors of Reddit, what are the most memorable "last words" you've ever heard from a patient? : AskReddit
Why did the thread about parents and their underachieving kids get removed with almost all the comments nuked? : AskReddit
As a kid, what was the creepiest, most WTF thing you ever noticed about another kid's family? : AskReddit
He was finally found : pics
Women of reddit, what about men baffles you the most? : AskReddit
[Serious] What's the biggest historical fact that pretty much nobody believes but has concrete proof? : AskReddit

America's Amazon Problem -- Jeff Bezos has created an empire tha'ts quickly raising political questions.
Eschaton: Uber Death Watch (Uber implodes, Amazon buys it to deliver Whole Foods
Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison-shopping while you' re in its stores
After Closing Yahoo! Purchase, Verizon's Oath Reportedly Will Cut Up to 2,100 Jobs - TheStreet
Kodi: Is it legal, what are boxes and how can I download it? | The Independent


The global coal boom finally seems to be winding down - Vox - There may be hope for the climate after all.
Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: 'It's not if, it's when' | Environment | The Guardian
Meet the fossil fuel all-stars Trump has appointed to his administration - Vox - A few of the industry-friendly staffers who will be running your federal government.

Grenfell Tower fire: protesters march as anger mounts over disaster response
Eschaton: Fire - Rich councils have been pushing out such things in various ways, both to get rid of the icky poors and to make real estate developers rich. They put some fancy dress on this one to make it prettier for the surrounding rich residents. It was flammable. The material is banned for this use even in our regulation free libertarian nirvana. They could have used the fire resistant version for 5 thousand pounds more, a rounding error on a project of that magnitude.
Theresa May was too scared to meet the Grenfell survivors. She's finished -- Symbolism is everything in politics and nothing better signifies the austerity of May-Cameron-Osborne era than North Kensington's ghastly tomb ... That tomb in the sky will be forever Theresa May's monument. Grenfell marks the spot and her visit marks the moment the last vestiges of her career were finally rubbed out
The Queen talking to exhausted fire fighters : pics

ISIS leader Baghdadi may have been killed in strike: Russian military - ABC News

Mattis Signs $12 Billion F-15 Sale To Qatar, Which Trump Blamed For Terror

Revealed: Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists | Technology | The Guardian - A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding

Malaysian PM's wife linked to jewellery purchases in 1MDB case | World news | The Guardian - US justice department seeking to seize a total of about $1.7bn in assets it says were bought with misappropriated funds -- including a rare 22-carat pink diamond set in a necklace

China police blame lone bomber for killing 8 at kindergarten gate - The Washington Post - Chinese police said Friday they believe that a 22-year-old school dropout planted a homemade explosive device outside a kindergarten, killing eight people including himself.

Father of comatose student freed by North Korea slams Obama | New York Post

Kelly revokes Obama order shielding immigrant parents of U.S. citizens - The Washington Post
'Shameful' raid on aid camp at US-Mexico border puts lives at risk, volunteers say | US news | The Guardian -- broke a longstanding agreement that border agents would respect the camp as a medical facility under international Red Cross standards and not interfere with its work. (because if they know they will get arrested, they will, like, die instead)

Grassley rankles GOP with new Comey investigation | TheHill
Justice Dept. releases cryptic statement on leaks - Axios - If this statement is preemptive: oh, boy, is the story going to be explosive

How Many Lies Did You Count During Jeff Sessions's Testimony? America is reaching its bullshit quotient.
; The Cost of Impeachment - By Daniel Friedman

Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings
Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions | US news | The Guardian - Richard Burt contradicts Jeff Sessions
White House aides fret over Trump's Russia probe obsession ... can't stop talking ... he's making t he situation worse

GOP sirens blare over Georgia special election - POLITICO

After shooting, investigators probe trail of political anger left by attacker - The Washington Post

Eschaton: No They Love It -- "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around them."
Eschaton: Right in the Head -- He's not well.

America risks one-party rule if gerrymandering isn't stopped | Russ Feingold | Opinion | The Guardian
Trump Admin. Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Gov't

Commerce Department Removes Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity From Equal Employment Policy (next up, race discrimination is fine too)

I've covered Obamacare since day one. I've never seen lying and obstruction like this ... The extreme secrecy is a situation without precedent, at least in creating health care law (psychotic Republicans is the new normal)
The Republican Strategy On Health Care Is Lying Their Asses Off - Lawyers, Guns & Money

President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric's wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs

Eschaton: How Did We Get Here - Team D deserves its share of the blame, but people who play liberals on TV like Michelle Cottle do too.

What Megyn Kelly says in leaked audio from Alex Jones -- "a modern-day Medusa"

Fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs was found living in a Ford pickup after a year on the lam, FBI says - The Washington Post

Michelle Carter text suicide trial verdict: Guilty : news (AMZN) to Buy Whole Foods Market (WFM) for $13.7B : technology -- Amazon did not just buy Whole Foods grocery stores. It bought 431 upper-income, prime-location distribution nodes for everything it does
This dude called the Amazon Whole Foods merger 3 months ago. : videos

Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art | Hollywood Reporter

Solar eclipse 2017: The best places to see the rare phenomenon this August - Vox

5 kilograms of broccoli in a pill slashes diabetics' blood sugar (or just eat 11 lbs of broccoli a day)
Why MDMA Could Be Legal by 2021 - It will soon undergo three Phase 3 clinical trials, with an eye on a 2021 FDA approval, meaning therapists could administer MDMA to their patients. : science

Does multi-verse theory allow for variation in the laws of physics or must the laws of physics be constant across all universes? : askscience

What is the scariest, most terrifying thing that actually exists? : AskReddit

An arborist exacts patient revenge on the city that murdered his favorite tree. : bestof
Arborist avenges the city-mandated death of his beloved tree, Clyde, by planting hundreds of giant sequoias throughout the town (x-post r/trees) : ProRevenge
[Serious] OK redittors: What absolutely, 100%, undenyingly happened to you, but if you told anyone, it would get posted on r/quityourbullshit? : AskReddit
Tawpgun comments on [Serious] OK redittors: What absolutely, 100%, undenyingly happened to you, but if you told anyone, it would get posted on r/quityourbullshit? -- Met my current girlfriend of 4+ years because she threw a message in a bottle into the Charles River in Boston and I found it while Kayaking
Some dude in a Brazilian supermarket : gifs
You guys are right, Brilliant Earth is suing me for this video. : videos


Trump calls mayor of shrinking Chesapeake island and tells him not to worry about it - The Washington Post ... The small island, now only 1.3 square miles, shrinks by 15 feet each year, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which points to coastal erosion and rising sea levels as the cause ... Trump thanked the mayor and the entire island of Tangier, where he received 87 percent of the votes, for their support ... He said we shouldn't worry about rising sea levels ... (the mayor agrees with Trump, doesn't think sea level is rising, wants Feds to pay for wall around his island)
Federal judge rejects Dakota Access Pipeline permits, calls for do-over : news

Grenfell Tower fire in London leaves 12 dead, dozens injured - The Washington Post
London fire: Death toll rises to 17 as investigators comb fire-gutted Grenfell Tower - The Washington Post ... Witnesses said the blaze tore through the high-rise's exterior cladding within minutes and seemed to offer a path for it to leap from floor to floor (so they wrapped the building in a flame-blanket, and waited)
Britain First bait Muslims who were helping Grenfell Tower fire victims | The Independent
The new theory about Oakland's deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36

Raqqa battle: 'Staggering' civilian toll in strikes on IS - BBC News (meanwhile, in Trump-enhanced hell)
ISIS drones are attacking U.S. troops and disrupting airstrikes in Raqqa, officials say - The Washington Post

Leaked audio reveals Malcolm Turnbull roasting Donald Trump over 'fake polls' and Russia - -- "This is going to kill me," he said to Turnbull. "I am the worlds greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people.

Jack Ma's Libertarian Talk Approaches Red Line ... Alibaba's founder will have 5th largest world economy by 2036

Iranian navy points laser at Marine helicopter in altercation involving three U.S. ships - The Washington Post

Turkish Guards Will Be Charged in Embassy Protest, Officials Say - The New York Times

Durable Inequality in the United States - Lawyers, Guns & Money (all our problems in one chart +Reagan death-knell for America)
The Dream Hoarders: How America's Top 20 Percent Perpetuates Inequality -- Richard V. Reeves (because they are white, and special)

America's Lethal Politics

Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump - POLITICO - The move marks the most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House to date.

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe tied to 'phony' Russia collusion story ("They" are after him!)
The Republican response to reports of an investigation into Trump, annotated - The Washington Post

Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries - The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say - The Washington Post (lock him up +16K comments)
Mueller Seeks to Talk to Intelligence Officials, Hinting at Inquiry of Trump - The New York Times
Mueller's revenge: "Can't fire him now"
The WaPo Obstruction Blockbuster and the World of Hurt To Come -- One key point I draw from this is that it was clear to people at the DOJ and FBI almost from the beginning that this was a potential case of obstruction of justice.
Trump Reeling After Adam Schiff Moves To Get the House To Investigate Obstruction Of Justice
If Trump Tries to Fire Mueller, It Might Be Up to This Woman | Alternet - Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand may soon face a historic decision.

Hullabaloo: She makes him nervous (slimey little lizard)
Trump-World Turns On 'Anti-Trump Special Counsel' Robert Mueller | HuffPost

Trump huddled with donors on day of Comey testimony - POLITICO - Rich benefactors were summoned to the White House for a briefing last week.

Seventeen-Point Drop in US Satisfaction Among Republicans | Gallup - Forty-one percent of Republicans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., down 17 percentage points since May
Meanwhile, America's opinion of Trump as president keeps slipping -- For the first time, the percentage of the country that disapproves of his job performance in Gallup's daily rating hit 60 percent.

G.O.P. Senators Might Not Realize It, but Not One State Supports the A.H.C.A. - The New York Times (map of relative stupid/evil)

The Strange Civil Rights Views of Trump's Latest Court Nominees -- On Wednesday, three of those nominees will appear before the Senate. Together, they evince a deep hostility toward civil rights.

Scott Pruitt used two government email addresses in his last job. He told Congress he used one. - The Washington Post

Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview - Rolling Stone - wonkiest anchor cut through the chaos of the Trump administration and became the most trusted name in news

Southern Baptists voted overwhelmingly to condemn 'alt-right white supremacy' (it wasn't easy not to affirm a "whites-only state")

Democratic Enthusiasm Is Real As Turnout Is Through The Roof For Virginia Gov. Primary -- Democratic turnout for the gubernatorial primary is up 130% compared to the last primary

Georgia's voting system is uniquely vulnerable to election-tampering hackers

Five officials will face manslaughter charges for Flint water crisis : news

NBC holding crisis meetings over Megyn Kelly : television - NBC overpaid her. They should have seen this coming. They could have done studies, focus groups, or good old fashioned polling to find out if their target audience would even watch her. Is her ratings fail a surprise to most people?

Student's diploma withheld after refusing to give commencement speech prepared by school.

Disney Rejection Letter to a Woman, 1938 : movies

Mainer attacked by rabid raccoon drowns it in puddle -- Rachel Borch, 21, stands in the woods near her home in Hope. Borch was attacked while on a jog in woods near her home by a rabid raccoon and had to drown the animal in self defense. -- "Imagine the Tasmanian devil," she said. "it was terrifying." ... "With my thumb in its mouth, I just pushed its head down into the muck," Borch said ... "It felt like [Sephen King's] 'Pet Sematary," she said.

Inside the Algorithm That Tries to Predict Gun Violence in Chicago - The New York Times

What's the worst part about being your gender that the opposite sex might not even think about? : AskReddit
Girls, if you could choose any fetish for your SO to have, what would it be? : AskReddit
freeuse - worlds where women are willing
niche porn
The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun's tomb 1922 : pics
What was your high school's biggest scandal? : AskReddit
What's the worst thing you've ever heard a teacher say at school? : AskReddit

Canada bans cellphone unlocking fees, orders all new devices be unlocked - CBC News : news


Arctic Climate Change Study Canceled Because of Climate Change - VICE

London fire: Twelve confirmed dead but police expect further fatalities after tower block blaze - latest updates | UK news | The Guardian

What happened at Grenfell Tower? A visual guide | UK news | The Guardian
London fire: 6 confirmed dead after Grenfell Tower blaze | Daily Mail Online
Key questions about the Grenfell Tower fire | UK news | The Guardian
'Disaster waiting to happen': fire expert slams UK tower blocks | UK news | The Guardian - breaches of fire safety standards in UK are common and lessons from Lakanal House have not been learned -- "We are still wrapping postwar high-rise buildings in highly flammable materials and leaving them without sprinkler systems installed, then being surprised when they burn down." ... The government's mania for deregulation means our current safety standards just aren't good enough ... The insulation behind the external cladding is flammable polyurethane. I know because I took a chunk out and burned it. (cover buildings with inflamable material; another win for deregulated austerity)
London fire: Grenfell Tower blaze puts emergency service cuts in sharp focus | UK news | The Guardian - Firefighters rose to the challenge of tackling inferno at block of flats against a background of funding pressures (Tory austerity)
'Stay put' safety advice to come under scrutiny after Grenfell Tower fire | UK news | The Guardian - Guidance that residents only evacuate if own flat is on fire is likely to be reviewed after inferno at refurbished tower
A baby was dropped out of a 10th floor window, was caught, and survived, at the Grenfell Tower inferno. : news
Exhausted London fire fighters after tackling the recent tower block blaze. : pics

Apologetic PM admits: I got us into this mess, I'll get us out

What the Hell Is Happening With Qatar?

Mass Shooting in Virginia: Witnesses Say Gunman Opened Fire on Members of Congress : news
Virginia shooting suspect ID'd as 66-year-old man from Belleville, Ill. : news
James T. Hodgkinson, 66-year-old suspect in Alexandria shooter, dies of injuries : news

Sessions could earn a ticket to the grand jury - Axios (ACDTBW)

Congressional Democrats to file emoluments lawsuit against Trump - The Washington Post (Trump threatens to fire Democrats)

Cable News Wars: CNN, MSNBC, Fox News See Interest Skyrocket | Variety

Ivanka and Jared don't let Sabbath get in the way of golf (not kosher)

Northam Beats Perriello in Virginia Democratic Primary - But the overwhelming favorite of Virginia Democratic elected officials won solidly in Richmond and Northern Virginia, with an especially strong showing among African-Americans being especially significant to the results.

Anthony Breznican on Twitter: "Stephen King has now been honored by two U.S. presidents: - National Medal of Arts from @BarackObama - Twitter block by @realDonaldTrump"

Eschaton: The End of Racism - Cupertino...Cupertino..why is that name familiar...

.America's new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn't -- more than $112?billion that tobacco companies have handed over for smoking prevention as part of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Parman said that it has been state lawmakers across the country who keep diverting those massive funds to other budgetary needs, leaving just a fraction for anti-tobacco programs. (so they stole all the money and used it to compensate for tax-cuts for the rich who don't smoke anymore)

Multiple people shot in San Francisco at UPS facility : news
Incarceration Is Skyrocketing in Rural America | WIRED ("pre-trial detention" for as long as they want)

Earth to Christine Flowers: Bill Cosby is NOT Cliff Huxtable | PhillyVoice (there's your fundamental mistake, right there)

Bachelor in Paradise Crew Member Details Alleged Assault
It Was Inevitable, Really: Netflix Is Turning Into HBO | WIRED

Footage of the Moment the Japanese Surrendered : videos

COLUMN ONE : A Hero's Fame Leads to Tragedy : Helping to pull little Jessica McClure from a Texas well made firefighter Robert O'Donnell a star. But the limelight soon turned to darkness. - latimes
Mamamia website apologises for 'cruel and humiliating' treatment of author Roxane Gay | Books | The Guardian

The Persistence of Prog Rock - The New Yorker

The Mind-Boggling Math That (Maybe) Mapped the Brain in 11 Dimensions | WIRED
Many people who commit suicide have genetic abnormalities. Specifically, young people who commit suicide are likelier to have short chromosomal telomeres, while older people who commit suicide tend to have excess mitochondrial DNA. : science
New paint-like material can harvest hydrogen energy from the air by absorbing water molecules and spitting them. : science

What profession was once highly respected, but is now a complete joke? : AskReddit
"Get back to the garage!" : WTF

What's Wrong with Apple's New Headquarters | WIRED


Climate Change Has Made Heat Waves Much More Deadly, Mainly for the Poor : science

London fire: fears of people trapped as major blaze engulfs tower block

Eschaton: So It Wasn't Necessary Then? - Are you saying austerity was just a con job to gut the welfare state? A very successful con job that even most of the left leaning press was on board with? Oh well, bygones. (May: austerity not "necessary" anymore; centrist Dems faint)

The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning - The New York Times

Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral System Far Wider Than Previously Known - Bloomberg

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea - The Washington Post - University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma after being detained for 17 months, his parents told The Washington Post on Tuesday.

A selfie in the police van by young Russians arrested at the anti-corruption rally yesterday : pics (meanwhile, in Trump's dreams)

Poll: Trump disapproval hits record 60 percent | TheHill

If Trump tips into full-blown authoritarianism, will Republicans step up? Don't count on it
What stops Republicans from behaving rationally - The Washington Post

Senate Republicans crack down on press access | TheHill (and so it goes)

Key Highlights from Attorney General Jeff Session's Senate Testimony
Jeff Sessions testifies: Refuses to say whether he spoke to President Trump about Comey's handling of Russia investigation

Trump Can't Just Fire The Special Counsel Probing Russian Interference | HuffPost Or rather, he could. But it would like be "a horrible disaster" that could lead to his downfall
Newt Gingrich Hypocrisy on Robert Mueller in Trump-Russia Investigation - The Republicans have come for Robert Mueller, and are determined to torpedo his investigation ... There is no gentle, easy way out of the predator-laden swamp into which we voted ourselves last November. Business is no longer usual.
Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Mueller as Special Counsel - The New York Times
If Trump Fires Mueller (Or Orders His Firing) - Lawfare
Trump's Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

Eschaton: Well Then -- Trump went around table listening to his Cabinet praise him -- This is totally normal and not the kind of thing that people with dementia do.*
Trump's biggest problem: He can't be saved from himself -- The big news Monday night was that President Trump is apparently thinking about firing the special counsel in charge of the federal Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III. The bigger news is that Trump actually needs to be talked out of this.

Why Did Jeff Sessions Really Meet With Sergey Kislyak? - The Atlantic - The attorney general says he was acting as a senator, but a review of his activities that summer shows ambassadors seeking him out as a Trump surrogate.

Eschaton: The Ways Of Washington - Journalists rarely share like this (Gorelick must be really, bad (and Complicit ... and defended by ... even the liberal DERSH!)
When a liberal power lawyer represents the Trump family, things can get ugly - The Washington Post - In a quintessentially D.C. move, some longtime friends of Gorelick contacted for this article offered complimentary comments about her on the record, and then, after asking if they could make other remarks without attribution, bashed their colleague to smithereens.

Eschaton: He Already Said This - But he's restating... they're going to mint the coin!!!!

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers - The Washington Post

This Virginia Democratic Primary Is A Crucial Test For The Party's Progressive Wing -- Tom Perriello is hoping to upset Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the race for governor.

The Man Behind Trump's s Voter-Fraud Obsession -- How Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, plans to remake America through restrictive voting and immigration laws. (just look at him)

The White Backlash Renaissance of the Confederate Flag - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In case I haven't made the point that Confederate revivalism was directly connected to white backlash to the civil rights movement enough, here's another brick in the wall ... (Civil rights were) ... "an affront and challenge to the traditions of our people [and] this Association and its members pledge to protect and maintain the segregation of the races in our schools" (just a little racist Southern treason in defense of slavery tradition)
The Confederate flag largely disappeared after the Civil War. The fight against civil rights brought it back. - The Washington Post
Police body camera footage is becoming a state secret - North Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, and other states are writing laws to keep police videos out of public hands : technology
Officer arrested for beating handcuffed teen : news - Officer Timothy Jones of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

EpiPen maker faces revolt over exec's $98 million pay package : news
Taxpayers may have overpaid by more than $1 billion for Mylan's EpiPen, senator reveals : news

Rolling Stone Settles Lawsuit With Virginia Fraternity | The Daily Caller - A source involved at the national level with the fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, tells TheDC that Rolling Stone will pay $1.65 million to settle the defamation suit.

Escort girls of reddit, have you ever been caught by the client's SO? How did that go? : AskReddit
What traits does society consider physically attractive that you find really unappealing? : AskReddit

Verizon completes its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo; Marissa Mayer leaves with $23 million : news
LEAKED AUDIO: Uber's all-hands meeting had some uncomfortable moments - Uber board member David Bonderman said. (sexist remark to Arianna ... According to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac, the room was "agahst." (and there's your problem, right there)
Uber board member resigns after sexist remark at meeting addressing sexism | Technology | The Guardian - David Bonderman

Tim Cook Says Apple Is Focusing on an Autonomous Car System - Bloomberg


ICE arrests dozens of undocumented Chaldeans from metro Detroit in weekend sweep

A Climate Change-Denying, Anti-Abortion Party Rose to Power in Britain's General Election -- It's not just us!
UK Election: Lord Buckethead Upstages PM Theresa May |

Beyond Raqqa, an Even Bigger Battle to Defeat ISIS and Control Syria Looms - The New York Times

Revealed: Explosive Evidence Of A Russian Assassination On British Soil That The Government Doesn't Want You To Read ...When a financier dropped dead in Britain shortly after exposing a vast Russian crime, police said it was not suspicious
U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS - The New York Times
Russia has developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research - The Washington Post -- Dragos has named the group that created the new malware Electrum, and has determined with high confidence that it used the same computer systems as the hackers who attacked the Ukraine electric grid in 2015

Tens of thousands rally across Russia in protests against corruption - The Washington Post - tens of thousands of protesters turned out Monday across Russia in a nationwide anti-corruption rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny as part of his long-shot bid to unseat President Vladi-mir Putin. (Trump is jealous)

Plurality Of Voters Think Trump Obstructed Justice - Public Policy Polling - 49% of voters say that they think Trump committed obstruction of justice, to just 41% who don't think he did. Only 37% of voters say they think Trump is honest, to 56% who say say he not

Trump makes bizarre claims at press event as Cabinet members take turns praising him (he is Jesus or the God-Emperor)
Donald Trump just held the weirdest Cabinet meeting ever -
Trump "on an island, all alone"

Trump: 'I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible' (synapse misfiring)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'"

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Should 'Get Some Sleep,' Republican Economics Absurd - Nancy Pelosi is right to say Trump needs to sleep.
7 telling moments in the cable news coverage of Comey's hearing (Fox doesn't intersect with reality much)
Trump's History of Lies, According to Biographer Timothy O'Brien - Bloomberg
myellabella comments on My Lawyers Got Trump to Admit 30 Lies Under Oath

Trump is not destiny. Here'S what is: marriage down, bastards up; more women working, dumb men not; religion down; community eroded (Samuelson)

Everybody Needs to Stop Telling Hillary Clinton to Shut Up - Why are so many people so angry at her?

A neo-Nazi with explosives and a framed photo of Timothy McVeigh is not a threat, judge rules - The Washington Post

Ivanka Trump Incorrectly Names Judaism As 1 Of The 3 'Largest World Religions' | HuffPost

Megyn Kelly, NBC Under Fire Over 'Sickening' Alex Jones Interview | HuffPost (Foxification not going over well)

The introduction of medical marijuana laws lead to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico. This is consistent with the theory that marijuana decriminalization reduces violent crime in markets traditionally controlled by Mexican drug trafficking organisations. : science

The Cosby Trial - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tom Scocca brought Bill Cosby here
You Are So Terrible: A Letter About the Cosby Coverage

One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue? - The Washington Post

Chilling videos show a serial killer confessing to 7 murders - The Washington Post
Police Bodycam Video Shows Dramatic Rescue Of Kidnapped Woman : videos

Hi Reddit! NYT film critic A.O. Scott here to discuss the 25 best movies of the 21st century. AMA! : movies

Condor comes to visit the guy who saved him a few years ago. : videos

Reddit, whats your "never again" story? : AskReddit
Save the skateboard! : gifs
Women of Reddit, what type of male behavior dries you up like the Sahara? : AskReddit
Demolition Man : gifs
Online guru loses his mind on Facebook Live this weekend : videos
Mental and physical balance : pics
Paranormal or not, what is the scariest, creepiest or most unsettling experience of your life? : AskReddit

House Votes to Punish Parents of Kids Who Sext : news
House Votes to Punish Parents of Kids Who Sext | The Public Defender Blog - Last week, the House of Representatives voted to impose a 15-year, mandatory-minimum prison sentence on parents who know their teenage children are sexting but fail to prevent them from doing so.


Anti-Muslim rallies across US denounced by civil rights groups | US news | The Guardian - so-called 'anti-Sharia' rallies across almost 30 US cities come as hate crimes on the rise, prompting criticism and counter-protests
The 'March Against Sharia' Protests Are Really Marches Against Muslims | HuffPost - attracting neo-Nazis, white supremacists and armed anti-government groups.
Georgia State Senator Under Fire For Photo With Armed Anti-Government Militia | HuffPost - after he appeared in a photo with heavily armed members of an anti-government group during a rally in Georgia on Saturday opposing the Islamic legal and moral code. lawmaker Michael William
Fight breaks out at anti-Sharia protest | TheHill

How Theresa May lost it -- A reluctance to delegate, hubris and campaigning ineptitude (you forget dumb)
Donald Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold | US news | The Guardian - US president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests
'Drop hard Brexit plans', leading Tory and Labour MPs tell May | Politics | The Guardian - loss of authority means she might have to compromise on her negotiating stance with the EU
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will call on other parties to defeat government | Politics | The Guardian

Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam freed by Libyan militia | World news | The Guardian

Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks - The Washington Post

There's 'absolutely evidence' to begin obstruction of justice case on Trump: Bharara

Trump's Personal Lawyer Blurs Public and Private Lines
Trump attorney won't rule out firing Mueller (he can do that, apparently)

Sessions getting sucked further into Trump's ru ssia mess y

Trump's son seems to confirm Comey's account of the president's comments on the Flynn investigation
Trump family unloads on Comey, calls him lying, cowardly - Axios
Feinstein calls for investigation of 'all matters related to obstruction of justice'

Former US Attorney for New York says Trump could be focus of obstruction investigation - The Boston Globe

The billionaire GOP patron behind Trump's social media bot army - NY Daily News - Robert Mercer, a reclusive Republican mega-donor and staunch Trump supporter,

Poker With Dick Cheney - Lawyers, Guns & Money (well done)

Naomi Klein: Trump is an idiot, but don't underestimate how good he is at that (very successful bigly idiot)
New Yorker cover renders Trump as a 'Modern' clown of his own making

Bernie Sanders lambasts 'absolute failure' of Democratic party's strategy | US news | The Guardian - Vermont senator hails the successes of the progressive agenda but says establishment Democrats are standing in the way of further gains (said the guy that got Trump elected)

Great Moments In False Equivalence - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It has occurred to New York Times Climate Troofer In Chief Bret Stephens that Both Sides Do It: Well, promoting a government-run post office is kind of like deporting mothers while their kids are at school. (the evil core of the Sulzberger empire)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "Am I crazy or the 2017 Labour manifesto not particularly radical?"

Reporter Punched By GOP Candidate Gives Fiery Defense Of Free Press | HuffPost

A Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist, a False Tweet and a Runaway Story - The New York Times

A senior Interior official retires after investigators find he sexually harassed multiple women - The Washington Post - Tim K. Lynn, a senior executive in charge of Interior's Office of Law Enforcement and Security
R.I. state rep. apologizes after handing out document with pornographic references - State Rep. Ramon Perez is apologizing after handing out a document to the House Finance Committee that showed open tabs on a computer with pornographic content. (needs an editor)

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail - The New York Times

'It was quasi-religious': the great self-esteem con | Life and style | The Guardian

In Western Mass., GE's name is mud -- Could any corporation be such a great catch that we'd give it $145 million in tax breaks and incentives to relocate here? Let alone a phenomenally successful company like GE, which has turned ducking its fair share of taxes into an art? w

Today's families are prisoners of their own clutter

Are women really stronger than men? | Angela Saini | World news | The Guardian - When it comes to longevity, surviving illness and coping with trauma, one gender comes out on top. Angela Saini meets the scientists working out why -- 43 people around the world are known to be living past the age of 110. Of these supercentenarians, 42 are women ... neonatal boys 10% more likely to die ... across all the different types of infections, women have a more robust immune response ... women are known to be particularly good at endurance running

The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain - Vox

The 35 words you're (probably) getting wrong

Report: Uber Board To Discuss CEO Kalanick's Absence, Policy Changes | HuffPost - San Francisco-based Uber is valued at nearly $70 billion but has yet to turn a profit.


Theresa May's plan to govern with DUP support thrown into confusion -- No 10 announces deal has been reached, but is then forced to backtrack after Democratic Unionists say negotiations are continuing
Ruth Davidson planning Scottish Tory breakaway as she challenges Theresa May's Brexit plan

How May's Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

Trump Discovers Article 5 After Disastrous NATO Visit | Foreign Policy - public performance in Brussels was a disaster. Behind closed doors, it was even worse. (Pres Dumb Fuck)

Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine - The New York Times

Sessions won't testify at congressional budget hearings but at Senate intelligence hearing instead
Trump sees Comey's testimony as 'complete vindication' -- and his fans agree

Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments, U.S. Says - Bloomberg (bribery now ok)
This new CNN scoop shows the drip-drip-drip of Trump's Russia scandal will continue (Kushki)

Why Comey's u testimony was utterly devastating to Trump

It's not just Rrump's message that matters. There's also his metamessage -- what it means to say those words in that way in that context

This is not the dumbest thing tRump did today - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The list includes threatening Comey and contradicting the State Department on Qatar.

Michael Flynn, Russia and a Grand Scheme to Build Nuclear Power Plants in Saudi Arabia and the Arab World

I Guess They're Going To Mint The Coint And why not?

Fox News Was Attacking Barack Obama for Using Dijon Mustard at This Point in His Presidency (elitist mustard huge moral failing)

The GOP still champions Trump, but that might not last - Congressional Republicans want to support Trump, who could help their legislative goals.
Trump looms over Georgia special election, a proxy battle for 2018 - The Washington Post

Top Dem Donor Calls On Lawmakers To Take Up Trump Impeachment | HuffPost

Prosecutor: Greg Gianforte Will Plead Guilty to Assaulting Reporter : news

Republicans are predicting the beginning of the end of the tea party in Kansas - The Washington Post (rise of the "moderate" Republifuckyous)

'Barbaric' burglars who tortured old couple with boiling water have jail sentence almost doubled. UK : news

Chimpanzees are not 'persons,' appeals courts says (but inhuman corps are, for sure)

Families trusted Arbour's hospital system to care for their relatives. It systematically failed them - The Boston Globe - The 89-bed hospital in Westwood is one of seven operated by Arbour Health System

'Shutup, slave!' : A spilled Starbucks drink led to a racist tirade and sidewalk fight, police say -- 23-year-old William Boucher
White Man Charged After Going On Racist Tirade At Starbucks | HuffPost

A Georgia sheriff ordered pat-down searches for every student at a public high school. Now they're suing ... with some deputies touching female student's breatys and male students' genitalia ... Neither search turned up any illicit drugs ... at least one deputy had touched students in an inappropriate manner ... The sheriff had no warrant to perform the search

Joe Biden's niece dodges jail after $100K credit card scam -- Caroline Biden set up an unauthorized customer account at Bigelow Pharmacy on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, and racked up the six-figure bill over the course of a year (do you know who I am?)

Leading imam quits as debate over women's 'hypersexuality' boils over at major U.S. mosque

Texas sheriff's deputy and her husband charged with murder in chokehold at Denny's

Battle over bare-breasted women brews at one of Maryland's busiest beaches

Two children dead after left in car for 15 hours : news

TIL Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the CIA released nearly 12 million documents. One set of documents revealed research of possibility that "insane" people may be experiencing multiple "levels of reality" and their brains can't process this information, leading to mental instability [PDF] : todayilearned

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51.2 billion in 2015 ($50,799 per heroin user), according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. : science

How To Make Home Safe For Loved Ones With Azlheimers/Dementia - Home Security List

Cops of reddit, what has so far been the creepiest call you've ever had to respond to and what happened? : AskReddit
Proton-M launch failure : WTF

My dad the artist. Going through a midlife crisis after a rough year and divorce, he decided to switch things up with his painting style. I love it. : pics


During Rare Look Inside Her Home, Parents Say Fellow Inmates Stand By Reality Winner | HuffPost

UK election 2017: full results | Politics | The Guardian
Shock result as UK election returns hung parliament
Tories say Theresa May must sack 'monsters who sunk our party' | Politics | The Guardian
DUP leader Arlene Foster vows to bring stability to UK with Conservatives | Politics | The Guardian
Moral Victories Are Not Nothing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As most of you know, Theresa May -- the most spectacularly inept Tory Prime Minister since David Cameron -- squandered her majority.
5 takeaways from the UK election
Theresa May's Political Future In Danger After Stunning Election Defeat | HuffPost - 10 Downing Street indicated she would not resign, though.
Eschaton: The Kids Are Alright - Tutition used to be free in the UK. Then they decided that those lazy students needed to have some skin in the game and suddenly tuition was 1000 pounds. Then a few years later it was 9000 pounds and all the college grads there now have US-level student debt.
Theresa May rejected the Tory detoxification project. Tha's what's behind this mess -- Once she talked of modernisation. Then she allowed the flat-earthers of that toxicity Lynton Crosby chief among them, to flourish at the top of the party

Puerto Rican day parade loses half its floats over honoree controversy | New York Post - The sources said only 25 of 50 scheduled rolling displays will be heading up Fifth Avenue because so many sponsors pulled out over the inclusion of convicted FALN felon Oscar Lspez Rivera.

Eschaton: Narrator: He Won't - let's hope Trump decides he's not up to the job after all. Because while bumbling evil is often preferable, things like Trump practically declaring war on Qatar over Twitter because he didn't know we had a large military base there is a bit frightening.
How Leaked Emails Explain The Qatar Crisis | HuffPost - The United Arab Emirates led the anti-Qatar campaign. Messages from a suave UAE diplomat show how it may have become too confident.

Did Trump just say he'd testify under oath about Comey? -- Let's break down this confusing exchange at a White House press conference.
Trump refuses to say whether White House tapes exist | TheHill
There's no indication Comey violated the law. Trump may be about to.
Did Trump just acknowledge (in a tweet, of course) that he told Comey to back off Michael Flynn? - The Washington Post
Trump's lawyer: Comey violated executive privilege. 10 legal experts: No, he didn't.

For Trump, the 'Cloud' Just Grew That Much Darker ... "My takeaway is James Comey laid out facts and was essentially encouraging Mueller to investigate Trump for obstruction. That's a huge deal"
In denying President Trump's abuse of power, Republicans have chosen party over country. (their roots are in treason)
'I Was Right':: As Trump Watches Comey on TV, Anxiety Yields to Relief (he always is) "We know how to fight better than anybody, and we never, ever give up -- we are winners -- and we are going to fight"

Donald Trump Rages At James Comey In Early Morning Tweet | HuffPost - Comey accused the White House of lying during his Senate testimony on Thursday.

This Whole Trump-Russia Thing Is A Complete Mess, So We Made It Easy For You | HuffPost - graphic guide to the main investigations taking place.
Eschaton: Complaint - I can't figure out if they're stupid enough to believe this makes any sense or if it is just to get the rubes all riled up.
Comey was Before Congress to Indict Trump. Instead, He Might Have Indicted Himself. | Law News
NBC News on Twitter: "JUST IN: Pres. Trump's private lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey with DOJ's Inspector General and Senate Judiciary Cmte: source"

Robert Mueller, Special Counsel In DOJ Russia Probe, Had Been On White House Short List To Run FBI : NPR

Eschaton: Comeying II: Electric Boogaloo - The pee tape is real.
Eschaton: Oh Jeffy Jeff -- NBC: Comey: Sessions had a 3rd undisclosed meeting w Russians.
Comey told senators Sessions may have met Russia's ambassador a third time

Trump's Incompetence Defense - The Atlantic - epublican senators suggest Trump is innocent because he didn't try very hard to obstruct justice, or because he was bad at it.
Celebrity Apprentice President - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Being president is haaaaaard. For Republicans.

Donald Trump's secret isn't that he lies. It's that he crowds out the truth. Trump isn't trying to win the argument. He'd trying to dominate it. (with bullshit)

New York Attorney General Looking Into Eric Trump Foundation (the boys look inhuman)

AJC poll: Ossoff opens lead over Handel in Georgia's 6th -- a 7-point edge
GEORGIA 6th DISTRICT POLL: Democrat Jon Ossoff support increases after debate with Republican Karen Handel | WSB-TV -- half of the 420 likely voters polled said they watched the debate, which he said was a huge number.

Breitbart lost 90 percent of its advertisers in two months: Who's still there? ... a gentelman's club in Northern Virginia, a golf resort near the coast of Spain and the conservative foundation Judicial Watch.

White House Official Violated Law Banning Political Activity, Agency Says - The New York Times

Eschaton: Adopted Identity - I don't really have much "sympathy" for any nostalgia for the Confederacy, but it's extra sick when it's a modern affectation in a US state that didn't achieve statehood until 1912 ... The state's oldest Confederate memorial was dedicated nearly 80 years after the Civil War ended, in 1943. The newest, shockingly, went up in 2010. (just a little Southern Tradition)

CNN Drops Reza Aslan Following Anti-Trump Tweets | Variety

Eschaton: Shortages - Complete mystery how they could attract workers to this job ... Mackinac Island has a permanent population of about 500 people and just as many horses, but no cars. From May to October, the picturesque Michigan getaway relies on about 3,000 workers to power its economic engine: summer tourism. (rich people voted Trumpster, now don't have any employees but refuse to pay them enough anyway)

The Skinny | The Skinny | Tucson Weekly - Any Republican member of Congress, you are going down with the ship

Man busted with over 1,000 fake drugs at Bonnaroo: 'I'm doing God's work'

Uber CEO Kalanick advised employees on sex rules for a company celebration in 2013 Miami letter -- Do not have sex with another employee UNLESS ...


top diplomat calls Trump'S statement on Tehran attacks 'repugnat' a statement from President Trump that linked twin attacks in Tehran to what he called Iran's support for terrorism (confused about who the 'terrorists" are)

French Magazine Charlie Hebdo Crosses the Line With Gruesome Theresa May Cover

Wreckage Of Missing Myanmar Military Plane Found In Andaman Sea | HuffPost - The aircraft, which carried 122 soldiers, family members and crew, disappeared on Wednesday afternoon.

Mozambique police warn bald men after ritual attack - BBC News - Bald men in Mozambique could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body parts ... "The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold"

US Congress calls for charges over Turkey embassy brawl - BBC News - The Congress has called for criminal charges against those involved in a brawl ("brawl" = Erdothugs beationg up peaceful protesters)

Comey Accuses White House of 'Lies' and Says Trump Tried to Derail Inquiry
7 takeaways from Comey's extraordinary testimony about what Trump told him to do
ANALYSIS: Comey goes nuclear in showdown with Trump - ABC News
Fox News' Chris Wallace: Comey's testimony was 'very damaging to the president'
Comey's Trump Testimony Will Haunt Republicans -- damning account before the Senate should be the final straw. Why can't Paul Ryan see that?
This is the most important moment of the Comey hearing - Vox - And it undercuts many GOP arguments.
Comey hearing: Former FBI director says Trump administration 'TOLD LIES' when it explained his firing

Sen. John McCain's bizarre questioning of Comey
Trump Obstructed Justice - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Former Watergate Counsel Phil Lacovara explains: (lock him and his voters up)
14 Times James Comey's Testimony Read Just Like A Spy Novel | HuffPost
Read The Most Dramatic, Unnerving Parts Of James Comey's Testimony | HuffPost - Comey says he spoke with Trump nine times -- including in six phone calls. He only spoke one-on-one with Obama twice.
Two Reflections on the Comey Statement - Lawfare - pressure that no GOP politician would tolerate from a Democratic president.
GOP senator threatens to subpoena Comey | TheHill - after the former FBI director declined an invitation.
The Scandal Hiding In Plain Sight - politico Magazine - tough time competing with what we already know about Trump and Russia.

Are the Feds Treating the White House Like a Mob House? - "Absolutely they're dumb enough to talk,"

Eschaton: Well Then - Just a criminal enterprise. ... "a cloud" that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia.

National (US) Poll - June 7, 2017 - Trump Ties To Russia Are Illeg | Quinnipiac University Connecticut - The president's job approval rating dips to a new low, a negative 34 - 57 percent, compared to a negative 37 - 55 percent in a May 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, and a negative 35 - 57 percent April 4, his lowest score so far.
Strong approval of Trump is fading across a number of demographics - The Washington Post - While support for Trump has remained consistently high among Republicans and Trump's base of non-college-educated white voters, the percentage of those who support Trump strongly has faded. In other words, while Trump voters still like him, fewer of them love him, which could indicate political storm clouds on the horizon.

The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought - The New York Times (Edsall) -- Democrats cannot simply argue in favor of redistributive government on economic matters because defecting whites are deeply hostile to a government they see as coercive on matters of race. (bring back slavery, white pride!)

House to vote on killing Dodd-Frank today - Jun. 8, 2017 (1. we're taking all your moneys 2. fuck you)

'Body Slam' Candidate Issues Lengthy Apology To Reporter He Attacked | HuffPost - I made a mistake and humbly ask for your forgiveness (fingers crossed behind his back hahahaha)
Gianforte gives $50,000 to press group as charges loom after assault of Guardian reporter | US news | The Guardian (rich asshole buys his way out of jail as usual)

Feds: Up to 100 girls may have had genitals cut in Michigan (necessary to stop wave of hypersexuality among 12 yr olds +no cutting, just "scraping" off their clits)

Sandy Hook hoaxer gets prison time for threatening 6-year-old victim's father (LOOK IN FRONT OF YOU IT IS JAIL)

Off-Duty Cop Body-Slammed 14-Year-Old, Left Him With Skull Fracture, Says Family : news
Lakewood mother files suit against police officer who broke her teen daughter's jaw inside library : news
Jury awards $6.7 million to inmate raped by guard in Milwaukee County Jail, shackled during childbirth - In a deposition, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. defended the practice of shackling

What is your unusual or embarrassing fetish that you could never admit to in real life? (NSFW) : AskReddit


Okay then. Trump said his vision was a wall 40 feet to 50 feet high and covered with solar panels so they'd be "beautiful structures," the people said. The President said that most walls you hear about are 14 feet or 15 feet tall but this would be nothing like those walls. Trump told the lawmakers they could talk about the solar-paneled wall as long as they said it was his idea.

NSA Leaker's Parents Say They Fear For Her Safety | HuffPost - She was afraid she was going to disappear,

IamA Barrett Brown, journalist and activist who faced decades in prison after an FBI investigation into my crowd-sourced research project into the state-linked private intelligence sector. I did four years in prison, where I continued to write for The Intercept. : IAmA (another Obama travesty)
He was an ardent WikiLeaks supporter. Then he got to know Julian Assange. - Vox - former ghostwriter for Assange.

Gunmen Launch Deadly Attack On Iranian Parliament, Mausoleum | HuffPost - Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed up to seven people.
Islamic State Claims Deadly Iran Attacks on Parliament and Khomeini Tomb - The New York Times

Why key Arab countries have cut ties with Qatar -- and what Trump had to do with it

Eschaton: Differences - There are a lot of rules about TV in the UK - so Sky News is not like Fox - but their tabloids and, frankly, most of the rest of the print media is much worse. It's like Fox News in print run by people who actually work hard and are (some of them) smart, and also horrible and evil.

Initial Comments on James Comey's Written Testimony -- The question they -- and we -- all face is cimple: Do we care?
Some Presidents Are Only About That Thing, That Thing, That Thing : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Honestly loyal readers, James Comey has released the statement in which he documents Trump's obstruction of justice ... "He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia"
Comey's testimony could turn congressional probes toward question of obstruction
Comey Statement Indicates Trump Went Out of His Way to Mention Russian Hookers - For starters, Trump went out of his way to talk about Russian hookers.
EXCLUSIVE: Here's Exactly How Trump's Dinner With Comey Went Down, in GIFs

Watergate 'pales' compared with Trump-Russia: former U.S. intelligence head | Reuters
Donald Trump's alleged Russia links will dwarf Watergate scandal, says James Clapper

The Latest: Pence cancels appearance on 'NewsHour' - ABC News
'I expect loyalty' Trump told Comey, according to written testimony (said the Mafia Don)

3 senior FBI officials can vouch for Comey
Donald Trump Should Leave the White House - How to End Trump's Presidency - The government cannot pass any stress test with this president* in office.

Trump Picks Christopher Wray to Be F.B.I. Director - The New York Times - a Washington-based criminal defense lawyer who recently represented Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey in the so-called Bridgegate scandal (just a coincidence)
President Trump Nominates Chris Wray for FBI Director - Lawfare

Trump Can Commit All the High Crimes He Wants. Republicans Aren't Going to Impeach Him. (Russian-promoted criminal takeover of US Government was successful)

Distrust within GOP of spy agencies may hobble renewal of key law | McClatchy Washington Bureau (they will let the terrorists win so no one can leak on their crimes)

61 percent say Trump fired Comey to protect himself (POLL) - ABC News
Post-ABC Poll: Most say Trump is interfering with Russia investigations - The Washington Post

Sessions allies angry about Spicer refusing to defend him - Axios
How Russian Propaganda Spread From a Parody Website to Fox News - The New York Times

They're on Obamacare, they voted for Trump, and they're already disappointed -- But the're still voting Republican ... "So I guess maybe I didn't put enough thought into what I would expect from a health care act." (and now my health sucks if I have any at all and people will die but Trump is a good business man)

Who Votes With Automatic Voter Registration? - Center for American Progress (Oregon leads the way to Democracy)

Journalist Arrested During D.C. Protest Faces 75 Years In Prison | HuffPost - Being near a newsworthy event is no crime for anyone, reporters included -- A grand jury indicted Cantz last week on eight felony charges, including inciting a riot, rioting and conspiracy to riot, according to his current employer, the Santa Fe Reporter.

Monuments to Treason in Defense of Slavery Celebrate Lawlessness in Defense of White Supremacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lee's Reputation Can't Be Redeemed ... question is why American communities continue to honor a Confederate leader
Robert E. Lee Monuments Are Symbols of the Neo-Confederacy, Not the Confederacy (reaction to civil rights to remind black people of their place)

Eschaton: Generation Lead - If you the lead-crime link is true, then the lead-asshole link should also be true. The behavioral impact of lead which leads to criminal behavior should also be linked to lower level asshole behavior. And given differential treatment of racial groups by law enforcement, one person's asshole behavior is another person's crime.

Really Patient Cop Endures Ugly Tirade From 'Ruined' TV Reporter | HuffPost

A top Uber executive, who obtained the medical records of a customer who was a rape victim, is fired - Recode -- Eric Alexander (looks like his personality)


Republicans doubt "global warming" more than "climate change"
FBI Arrests Federal Contractor In Leak Of NSA Report On Russian Hacking Effort | HuffPost - The Intercept published a May 5 intelligence report on a cyberattack aimed at a voting software company and local election officials. (Greenwald burns a source because he's not so smart after all)
Journalamisim 102 -- Handling sensitive documents to protect your sources & your organization's reputation -- The Intercept gets an F-
Errata Security: How The Intercept Outed Reality Winner
WikiLeaks offers $10,000 to get Intercept reporter fired | TheHill

Today's Neo-McCarthyite DISTRACTION - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apparently, in addition to their almost certain successful indirect ratfucking of the election, Russia attempted to directly ratfuck the election:
Why Would Russia Stop at 'Influence' When They Could Hack Directly? Some thoughts on a terrifying new report. (and Republicans built-in the vulnerabilities)

Man attacks Paris police with tool at Notre Dame 'for Syria' ("tool" = "hammer")

Eschaton: The Worst Prime Minister - Cameron was horrible in all of the ways you'd expect a 21st century post-Blair Tory prime minister to be (almost from central casting), but May is really, really, horrible. Authoritarian, narcissistic, ignorant, bigoted, defensive, dishonest, and of course very bad at hiding all of those things. -- The Daily Mail is like the English print version of Fox and Friends. You get the idea.

Suspect Identified In London Terror Attack Featured In A Documentary About Jihadis | HuffPost

Trump jumps into worsening dispute between Qatar and powerful bloc of Arab countries - The Washington Post - posting Twitter messages congratulating the Saudis for cracking down on the neighboring kingdom and himself for sparking the breach over alleged Qatari funding for terrorism.
Trump Takes Credit for Saudi Move Against Qatar, a U.S. Military Partner - The New York Times
CNN Exclusive: US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis - (in Donnie's android)

Comey Told Sessions: Don't Leave Me Alone With Trump
Top intelligence official told associates Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey on FBI Russia probe - The Washington Post
Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump - ABC News
Exclusive: Comey will stop short of saying Trump obstructed justice in Flynn probe, source says - ABC News

Russian Interference in 2016 Election Grows Deeper by the Day - What will tomorrow bring? ... Dear America, your government went out on the roof today. (wow, even for CPP)

Some U.S. Diplomats Stage Quiet Revolt Amid Tensions With Trump - The New York Times
The Lawless Presidency - The New York Times (pls, Trump IS the law)
Trump is now raging at Jeff Sessions. This hints at a deeply unsettling pattern. - The Washington Post - Trump appears worryingly unable to contemplate his own role in bringing about the special counsel.
You Can Never Be Enough of a Stooge For Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Apparently neoconfederate hobbit Jeff Sessions is the latest hack to attract the ire of the Franco of Fifth Avenue:
The Madness of King Trump -- This last really bad week seems to have gotten us to a new point in which administration leaders are openly saying that the President doesn't speak for himself or his administration.

Has anyone told Donald Trump that he runs the government? - Vox - The buck clearly does not stop with Donald Trump.
As Trump lashes out, Republicans grow uneasy - The Washington Post - Trump spent much of Monday launching volleys on Twitter, unable to resist continuing, in effect, as his own lawyer, spokesman, cheerleader and media watchdog.

Eschaton: The Guy Won't Pay -- "The concerns were, 'The guy won't pay and he won't listen,'" said one lawyer close to the White House who is familiar with some of the discussions between the firms and the administration, as well as deliberations within the firms themselves.
Four top law firms turned down requests to represent Trump
Trump's New Thoughts On His Travel Ban Are Making His Lawyer' Lives Miserable (demented old asshole)
Eschaton: TF - Trump has a common refrain: A big announcement is coming in just "two weeks." It rarely does (never)
Trump Looted a Children's Cancer Charity

Can Conservatives Regain Sanity in Kansas? - it's taken hard, relentless concentration on the fundamental fantasies of supply-side economics to bring Kansas to the political ruin it enjoys today
Partisanship Trumps (Almost) All - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The polling actually held up fairly well, but the black swan event happened, so here we are.

NV legislature just passed a radical plan to let anybody sign up for Medicaid

The Vanishing American Adult, Sen. Ben Sasse's slick new paean to hard work and old-fashioned middle-class American family values, is the most boring book I've ever read ... Sasse has made a career branding himself as "the last honest man in the GOP

Eschaton: Romney Voters - Pursuing Romney voters (who?) isn't a winning electoral strategy, it's a decision about who you want your coalition to be. -- Thus, former Hillary Clinton adviser Jesse Ferguson writes at Politico, Democrats should pursue Romney voters to win elections in the future. -- The dirty little secret about "nice, polite republicans" is that they are neither nice, nor polite. Discuss. White suburbanites went for Trump. Bigly. You can argue that Hillary Clinton was, in their eyes, so horrible that they couldn't vote for her, or you have to accept that they just weren't appalled by Trump. (nned more white suburban racists in the Democratic party)

Protest In The Era Of Donald Trump | HuffPost - Portland clashes between fringe conservatives and anti-fascists are emblematic of a wider problem with U.S. protests.

Overdoses now leading cause of death of Americans under 50 : news
13 Alabama counties saw 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements restarted | (commenters are overjoyed at starving people)

At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard - LA Times - The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase.

Woman whispers for help in a chilling 911 call. A woman called 911 whispering her plea for help. While the operator remained on line the whole time, the police arrived 20 minutes later and arrested her abductor who turned out a serial killer. : videos
Michelle Carter, accused of pressuring teen boyfriend into suicide with texts, now on trial - The Washington Post

A CNN host assumed an Indian American spelling bee champion could read Sanskrit - The Washington Post
Two students get a final lesson at their graduation. And it's not one they wanted

A Virginia imam said female genital mutilation prevents 'hypersexuality,' leading to calls for his dismissal (but denying women "slut-pills" is fine)

Two honor roll students fatally shot in Maryland on eve of high school graduation - The Washington Post
Michelle Carter, accused of pressuring teen boyfriend into suicide with texts, now on trial - The Washington Post
WATCH: PHL 17 Reporter Goes Off Outside Helium Comedy Club | News | Philadelphia Magazine

pw_15 comments on Jerry Seinfeld utterly rejects Kesha's attempted hug
Jerry Seinfeld utterly rejects Kesha's attempted hug : videos

As bike commuting soars, so do injuries. Annual medical costs are now in the billions. - The Washington Post

Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture and Lessons from Virtuosos - However, that was the world that Pepper destroyed. The album became the primary art form in popular music, and the artists themselves, male and female, were freed up to follow their own peculiar muses

Drinking even small amounts of alcohol when pregnant seems to have subtle effects on how a baby's face developes
Terminal Cancer Patients infused with Engineered T cells. More than 90% in complete remission in a clinical trial : science
OSU scientists have discovered a planet that is nearly as hot as our sun : science
TIL 95 percent of those of European origin can trace their maternal roots to one of seven women who lived between 10,000 and 45,000 years ago. : todayilearned

Married men of Reddit, what advice would you give to single men? : AskReddit
Online daters, what's your experience been? : AskReddit


Hurricane season starts with nobody in charge at FEMA or NOAA | Tampa Bay Times - Hurricane season starts with nobody in charge at FEMA or NOAA (and a psychotic dementied asshole in the WH)
Acting US ambassador to China resigns -

Trump: 'I will do what is necessary' in wake of London attack (#1: shut down democracy in America; #2: take all your money; #3: create more enemies)
A poised yet angry Britain heads toward election as police carry out new raids - The Washington Post (will the UK vote to kill their internets?)
London attack: Details of the ISIS killer are revealed | Daily Mail Online
Police uncover YouTube link to London terror attack - May: "regulate cyberspace" ("link" = "video")
London Attacks: "I reported attacker but they didn't get back to me" : videos
London attack hero: I hit attacker with a crate
Eschaton: CW Everywhere - True or not, the CW after a terrorist attack is that that this is all the fault of liberals and only conservatives can make it right. Of course, in the UK, the Tories have been in charge since 2010 and Cameron's Libyan adventure was a contributing factor to the last attack. Much like eorge Bush, Theresa May kept us safe.

Saudis Lead Push to Isolate Qatar, a Fellow U.S. Ally - Bloomberg - Saudi, U.A.E. implement plans to cut off Qatar over Iran ties -- Countries suspend air, sea travel; Saudis shut land border
New Leaked Emails Show How Qatar Crisis Developed In The U.S. | HuffPost - Trump-linked GOP commentator Elliott Abrams joked about a military takeover there. ("joked") Abrams, the former White House director for democracy, human rights and international operations (muhahaha)
Four Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, exposing rift in region - The Washington Post ... which is also the venue for the 2022 World Cup ... But Saudi Arabia is often accused of indirectly fueling militant views through its strict Wahhabi brand of Islam. (and attacking America on 9/11)

Trump National Security Team Blindsided by NATO Speech - POLITICO Magazine - They thought the president would commit to the principle of collective defense. They were wrong.

Megyn Kelly gets outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin on her NBC premiere

Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet | OPA | Department of Justice - Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia,
Leaked NSA Report: Russian hackers tried to breach US voting systems days before the election : news

Unsealed 75 years after the Battle of Midway: New details of an alarming WWII press leak - The Washington Post - Navy Had Word of Jap Plan to Strike at Sea ... led to a sensitive grand jury investigation whose testimony would be sealed for more than seven decades

Supreme Court to decide if a warrant is needed to track a suspect through cellphone records - The Washington Post (of course not)

NSA Director Mike Rogers poised to 'drop a bomb' on Trump admin during Wednesday testimony (Trump's Russian birth certificate)
Serious concerns about this president's mental stability

Kushners Hunting Hard for a Loan to Pay Back Chinese Investors - Bloomberg - Firm wants $250 million against New Jersey Trump tower (Ja-Red Kushki)
Bank at Center of U.S. Inquiry Projects Russian 'soft power'

What Happened to the Michael Cohen Ukraine Dossier?
Trump's 'Pit Bull' With Biz Ties To Ukrainian Emigres, Is Back In Spotlight

What pairs well with a budget that counts the same money twice? - policy --such as it is -- is to reflexively lie and lie bigly about everything

Happy Monday. It's Chaos in America. The president's trolley may have left the tracks ... TRAVEL BAN! ... thereby undermining that proposal's legal position in any federal court not presided over by dead people.
Trump says we need to call it a "TRAVEL BAN!" (CLASSIC PIC)
Trump Is Still Pushing His Travel Ban, Potentially Harming His Legal Case | HuffPost
Trump's tweets prompt backlash from GOP lawyers
Taking Stock of Trump's Weekendus Horribilis
Trump Grows Discontented With Attorney General Jeff Sessions - The New York Times

It's time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class ... Trump supporters were mostly affluent Republicans ... many of the voters without college educations who supported Trump were relatively affluent ... In the general election, like the primary, about two thirds of Trump supporters came from the better-off half of the economy.

GOP Rep Rants At 'Islamic Horror':" Hunt, Identify, And 'Kill Them All' Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) wrote:

How's Our Ethnic Cleansing Program Going? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Making America Great Again is definitely predicated on making sure that sick babies don't have fatehrs around
Exploitation and Abuse at the Chicken Plant - The New Yorker - Case Farms built its business by recruiting immigrant workers from Guatemala, who endure conditions few Americans would put up with. (slavery is an America tradition)

What Was Bill Maher's Big Mistake? (being stupid for years)
CNN: Former Breitbart Writer Out After Inflammatory Tweets On London Attack (Katie McHugh)

'I'm the victim and I'm in shackles': Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker : news

Five killed by 'disgruntled' ex-employee in Orlando workplace shooting

Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for 'offensive' memes in private group chat (they weren't that smart)

Man who mowed lawn with tornado behind him says he 'was keeping an eye on it.'

The Leftovers Series Finale Explained By Show Creator Damon Lindelof

Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds : science

Ken Wilber and "Moronic" Evolution, The Religion of Tomorrow and the misunderstanding of Emergence, David Lane
The Incline Village Outbreak | Mythic Pictures

Why don't humans have mating seasons? : askscience
Battlefield archaeologists have been taking a deep look at a mass grave from the Thirty Years' War, one of the world's bloodiest religious wars that raged throughout Central Europe between 1618 and 1648 CE. The study looked at their remains to find out about their lives and their final day

Study: Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world : news (carnage in third-world state)

What cringy thing you did in the past still keeps you up at night? : AskReddit
What should everyone have that costs less than $100? : AskReddit
Some Iowa Lottery retail employees win big, raising suspicions : news


Today In Great Krugman Subtweets - Lawyers, Guns & Money (climate denial at the Nyt)

At Least 7 People Dead After 2 Potential Terror Attacks In London | HuffPost - Police have also killed three suspects.
London attack: Single police officer took on all three terrorists alone armed only with baton | The Independent
London attack: Single police officer took on all three terrorists alone armed only with baton : news
'They shouted 'this is for Allah', as they stabbed indiscriminately' - How the London terror attack unfolded
London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack - BBC News - Mrs May said the counter-terrorism strategy would be reviewed and the UK would work with other countries to prevent the internet being a "safe space" for terrorists (or anyone else)
wickedr comments on Theresa May says the internet must now be regulated following London Bridge terror attack
An anonymous Redditor explains what needs to change in the UK, following recent terror attacks and threats of internet censorship by Theresa May : bestof
London Mayor Defended on Social Media After Donald Trump's Tweet | HuffPost
Trump addresses London attack by tweeting about gun control, travel ban - The Washington Post
London terrorist had twice been referred to police over his extremist views
After Britain Attack, Trump Unleashes a Twitter Storm - The New York Times
Breitbart employees infuriated by colleagues' 'appalling' comments after London terror attack ... Katie McHugh tweeted, "There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn't live there." "You're a real moron," actor Pej Vahdat replied. ... "We are not a hate site," Marlow said.
What Trump Doesn't Understand About British Gun Control - The Atlantic

Nunes-led House Intelligence Committee asked for 'unmaskings' of Americans (very slimey evil fucker)

Eschaton: Privatizing Air Traffic Control - The nation has been clamoring for more expensive and worse air traffic control. Trump is a man on of the people.
Eschaton: Trump's Worldview - If I am confronted with one more piece of serious "journalism" about what Trump Thinks About Things ... He's a senile racist old man who watches Fox news and gets pissed off and otherwise doesn't know anything about anything who thinks he is super smart and thinks all deals are zero sum the end.

The bottleneck in Rex Tillerson'S State Department -- The former ExxonMobil chief is leaning heavily on two senior aides who, officials say, have cut him off from the rest of his 75,000-person staff. (even Condisleeza can't get through)

The Single-Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care - The New York Times

How a 'shadow' universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump's rise ... David Horowitz Freedom Center ... Horowitz makes a good living as the Freedom Center chief executive, earning $583,000 from a charity that received $5.4 million in donations in 2015 (the "charity" is for him)

Bleeding Heartland - He missed the deadline for filing paperwork with the Iowa Secretary of State's office (too complicated for dems)
Kim Weaver withdraws her candidacy in Iowa's 4th District race for Congress - cited threats to her safety, financial security and her mother's ongoing health problems as reasons for her withdrawal(Rethugs) .

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee - The Atlantic - The legend of the Confederate leader's heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed ... That ideology is known as the Lost Cause ("The worst man I ever see" )

Right-wing free speech rally draws massive counterprotests in Portland - The Washington Post - Mat Dos Santos, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, was givinig a television interview about the attacks last week when a man stood behind him performing a Nazi salute.
Portland Killings Dredge Up Legacy of Racist Laws in Oregon - The New York Times ... "Lash Law" ... any black person, free or slave, would be "whipped twice a year until he or she shall quit the territory." Later, leaders went even further, prohibiting black people from coming to the territory at all ... 30 largest cities, Portland remains the whitest, according to the Census Bureau, with 72.2 percent of its population classified as non-Hispanic white. Seattle is not far behind, at 66.3 percent white ... Until the early 2000s, Oregon's constitution still contained language excluding blacks from residency (it's just a NW Pac tradition)

The (Not So) Neutrals of World War II - The New York Times (Sweden and Switzerland very pro=nazi)

Police: Woman arrested after boy, 3, accidentally shoots younger brother

The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000. - The New York Times

No, Your Phone Didn't Ring. So Why Voice Mail From a Telemarketer? (it's not a "call,": it's a "message")

FLOWCHART: Navigating NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? | Science | The Guardian - Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests

The Astounding Size of the Marijuana Economy Dwarfs 10 of America's Most Popular Food and Drink Staples -- Legal pot sales alone swamp some surprising product lines, but when you add in estimated black market sales, marijuana is a real monster.
MAP: Find out what towns will or won't allow recreational marijuana, so far : bostontrees

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes : news

ELI5: Do All the Planets in our Solar System Spin and/or Orbit in the Same Direction? Why? : explainlikeimfive
Much shorter chemo works for many colon cancer patients, study says - The Washington Post - Many colon cancer patients can cut their chemotherapy regimen in half, improving their quality of life and reducing their chances of having debilitating side effects

ELI5: Is smoking really as hard a habit to kick as heroin? Why do smokers never need to go to rehab? : explainlikeimfive
ELI5: Why are there never any islamic terror attacks in other countries such as Japan, China, etc? : explainlikeimfive

Now that everyone can see what subreddits you subscribe to, has that made you unsubscribe from anything? : AskReddit


Eschaton: The Circle of Bullshit - The head of the EPA cites New York Times affirmative action hire Bret Stephens to criticize "climate exaggerators." And that's why it matters who the New York Times hires, and that's why you should cancel your subscription, especially given that post-election they conned people into buying subscriptions based on their ad campaign centered around rejecting "alternative facts." (Sulzbergers are evil)
Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A 'Liberal' Agenda | HuffPost - His disingenuous comments ignore the GOP politicians who have spoken out on climate issues.
Why so many white evangelicals in Trump's base are deeply skeptical of climate change -- For many conservative Christians, climate change taps into a deeper mistrust they have of science over issues like abortion and transgenderism. (but not cellphones and antibiotics)
Why don'T Christian conservatives worry about climate change? God. -- Nearly all evangelicals -- 88 percent, according to the Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life -- believe in miracles, suggesting a faith in a proactive God. And only 28 percent of evangelicals believe human activity is causing climate change. (God will intervene to prevent stupid Christian people from destroying the world so no problemo)

Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for over a year : science

How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science - The New York Times (Citizens United KochBros killing the planet with lies)
Small Businesses Cheer 'New Sheriff in Town' After Climate Pact Exit (they think they're living in a 19th Century Western movie)

Car 'ploughs into 20 people on London Bridge' | Daily Mail Online

US-led coalition admits killing at least 484 civilians in air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq : news

The Latest: Special counsel's Trump probe adds Manafort case ... may also expand to look into the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Eschaton: The End of an Illustrious Career - I don't give a crap about Manafort, but Sessions... (lock him up!)

The Problem With Jared Kushner - The New York Times

Fringe Groups Revel as Protests Turn Violent - The New York Times

CNN Names Ivanka Trump Most Powerful U.S. Jewish Woman. Twitter Says Hell No. | HuffPost - If only Janet Yellen had a line of lavender sheath dresses.
No One Woman Should Have All That Power - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- The Nanny in reruns is a more powerful Jewish woman than Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka Trump's Political Brand Is Dead -- Either she never cared about issues like climate change, or she's a massive failure as a White House adviser.

Bill Maher Jokes He's A 'House N****r' On 'Real Time' | HuffPost -- Bill Maher must be fired immediately for his racism and belittling the struggle of millions of black Americans

Michigan court: Seeing a trans woman is not sexual harassment : news

Where is the outrage for Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor? | New Republic - the threats started after Fox News covered her May 30 commencement speech at Hampshire College. In it, she correctly called Donald Trump "a racist, sexist megalomaniac" -- "Since last Friday, I have received more than 50 hate-filled and threatening emails. Some of these emails have contained specific threats of violence, including murder"

Former Penn State President Spanier gets jail time in Sandusky case - -- two months in jail plus another two under house arrest against a once-leading figure in American higher education marks a low point

In a Brief Prep School Career, a Growing List of Sexual Misconduct Allegations - The New York Times - Frederic Lyman
'Love, Rick': Teacher's letters track an attempted seduction

Seventh grader, far ahead of her class, punished for taking too many courses - The Washington Post

Minnesota measles outbreak exceeds last year's nationwide numbers -- In comparison, there are now 73 confirmed measles cases in Minnesota, mostly in unvaccinated children in Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Sueur counties ... The outbreak in Minnesota first afflicted Somali-American communities ... the anti-vaccine groups were reaching out to them to provide misinformation

Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away - The New York Times
Could Cold Spot in the Sky Be a Bruise from a Collision with a Parallel Universe? - Scientific American (Supervoid)
[1704.03814] Evidence against a supervoid causing the CMB Cold Spot
You Look Familiar. Now Scientists Know Why. - The New York Times - Just 200 face cells are required to identify a face
The Mummies' Medical Secrets? They're Perfectly Preserved -- Mummified bodies in a crypt in Lithuania

These Are The Most Misspelled Search Terms On Pornhub By State | HuffPost

Dose-related effects of delta-9-THC on emotional responses to acute psychosocial stress.

What are some biological life hacks that actually work? : AskReddit

If you've never seen Once Upon a Time in the West, you're missing the greatest Western ever made. Here's the inciting incident. : videos
TIL exploding head syndrome is a benign condition in which a person hears loud imagined noises (such as a bomb exploding, a gunshot, or a cymbal crash) or experiences an explosive feeling when falling asleep or waking up. Neither the cause nor the mechanism is known. : todayilearned

Eschaton: Theft As A Business Model - And they still don't make money. -- Now evidence has emerged suggesting that Uber and New York State regulators were aware of the improper deductions from drivers' earnings as early as 2015
Juan_Golt comments on The bane of my IT career
Junior coder destroys business on his first day of work after college : bestof
Hackers have gained access to OneLogin, an online password manager that offers a single sign-on to multiple websites and services. OneLogin said in a blog post that it couldn't rule out the possibility that hackers got keys to reading encrypted data, such as stored passwords. : technology


Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris - POLITICO Magazine - He needed to troll the world
To Trump, Paris deal isn't about climate -- To Trump, withdrawing from the accord represents a triumph of populist America over greedy globalism. (from the greedy globalist)
Trump misunderstood MIT climate research, university officials say | Reuters - "Tiny, tiny amount" (but still way bigger than either his brain or his dick)

User explains the Paris Climate Agreement with great analogy : bestof
Redditor demonstrates an uncanny knowledge of where we are at in climate history and what it means for the future : bestof

C.I.A. Names New Iran Chief in a Sign of Trump's Hard Line
Does Donald Trump Believe in Climate Change? No One Will Say. - Profiles in courage.
Does Donald Trump Still Think Climate Change Is a Hoax? No One Can Say - The New York Times
Stephen Hawking was asked to explain the phenomenon of Trump, couldn't : "He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator" said Hawking
jaxnmarko comments on Trump misunderstood MIT climate research, university officials say: Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials said U.S. President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. - Trump believes asbestos is a conspiracy set up by the mob so they can get all these good remediation jobs. "The art of the comeback" 1997
Eliminating coal in favor of solar power in the United States will prevent an estimated 51,999 premature deaths a year and potentially generate $2.5 million per each life saved : science

Adam Schiff on Twitter: "Woke up and a US President was no longer leader of free world. After only 132 days, Trump will go down as worst President in modern history."

Bilderberg 2017: secret meeting of global leaders could prove a problem for Trump | US news | The Guardian

Daddy, Do You Hate Me? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Democrats worry GOP trying to bury torture report - ABC News - criticized the Republican head of the Senate intelligence committee on Friday for seeking the return of copies of a report on CIA treatment of detainees after 9/11, saying he is trying to "erase history" by making it harder for the public to ever see the classified document. (you can thank Barry for this one)
Trump Administration Starts Returning Copies of C.I.A. Torture Report to Congress - The New York Times
We Haven't Paid Our Debts for the Torture Done in Our Name -- Senate Republicans want us to know the extent of what was done, either.

There's So Much Russia Happening Right Now -- It's essential that we don't lost the plot -- ell, ever since our last episode of Moscow on the Potomac, we have learned that the president* is thinking about giving the Russians back the pleasure palaces that his predecessor confiscated as punishment for Russian meddling in our election.

Exclusive: Special counsel Mueller to probe ex-Trump aide Flynn's Turkey ties | Reuters

Former Diplomats: Trump Team Sought to Lift Sanctions on Russia - NBC News - but career diplomats ginned up pressure in Congress to block the move, two senior former State Department officials told NBC News Thursday. (dirty commie)
Lawmakers ask whether looming debt left Jared Kushner vulnerable to Russian influence - ABC News (Kushki's failed empire)
Scarborough fingers Bannon as leaker: He's been 'bragging' he would sideline Kushner on Russia

Trump turns to Supreme Court to move forward on travel ban - The Washington Post

White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats' oversight requests ...shut down the release of information that could be used to attack the president. (like facts)
Trump's continued search for new FBI chief seen as chaotic: sources | Reuters -- and that job interviews led by Trump have been brief, no "clear framework or logic for who was interviewed and why" (down the dementia hole)

The Fate Of 16.8 Million Medicaid Enrollees Rests On 20 GOP Senators From 14 States | HuffPost - The Senate is drafting a health care bill that could erase hundreds of billions in Medicaid funding. (1. Give us you money. 2. Fuckoff and die, suckers)

U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada - Mexico is America's second-largest inbound tourism market, accounting for some 18.4 million visits in 2015. Just this year, experts predict 7% less visits (Trump destroys tourism)

God and the Don - - Presidents often turn to faith in times of crisis. That seems unlikely for Trump.
Don Trump Jr. Is a Sucker for a Good Conspiracy Theory

Stop Enabling the Nihilist Republican Shrug (Cillizzard)

California Senate passes single-payer health care plan - voted to pass a $400 billion plan to create a government-run health care system without a way to pay for it.

At raucous town hall, GOP Rep. Knight takes heat over repeal vote - POLITICO - Rep. Steve Knight tried desperately to distinguish himself as a moderate Republican and counterpoint to an unpopular President Donald Trump during a 90-minute town hall here in sunny Santa Clarita.

The Evergreen State College in Olympia closes due to threat | The Olympian

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor's sons treated for addiction - Taylor was careful not to divulge personal details, such as how each got started with drugs, whether they started with prescription pain pills and switched to heroin (she's a Republican running for Gov. and will cut all drug-treatment funding because she's a Republican)

Eschaton: Vampires - It's illegal to sell your own blood, but legal to sell somebody else's! Capitalism! (no free market for you)

John Grisham's Do's and Don'ts for Writing Popular Fiction

How a short letter in a prestigious journal contributed to the opioid crisis - The Washington Post - How often, Dr. Hershel Jick wondered, do hospital patients grow addicted to their narcotic pain treatments? (never, they concluded, at least for "inpatients")
Dad overdoses on heroin to teach his addict son a lesson | New York Post

Jury finds man guilty of jury tampering after passing out juror rights pamphlets : news

Teju Cole Pairs Text and Image to Explore the Mysteries of the Ordinary - The New York Times

What is often overlooked when considering a zombie apocalypse? : AskReddit
What do people think is sexy, that actually isn't? : AskReddit
Trap house gets raided while dealer is showing off all his drug money on Facebook live. Jacksonville, FL. : videos
What is an interesting website that nobody knows about? : AskReddit
What's a red flag that someone is technology illiterate? : AskReddit
Guy walks 10 hours around New York wearing a Romper : videos

How Twitter Is Being Gamed to Feed Misinformation - The New York Times (Farhad discovers twitterbots)


Larsen C ice shelf: Massive crack grows 11 miles in only 6 days
Massive blow-out craters formed by hydrate-controlled methane expulsion from the Arctic seafloor | Science -- a cluster of kilometer-wide craters and mounds ... the potential future destabilization of subglacial gas hydrate reservoirs beneath contemporary ice sheets. (with a bang)
Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement - The New York Times
Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal - The Washington Post -- The United States now joins only two countries -- Nicaragua and Syria -- in opposing a climate agreement reached by all other nations in 2015.
Everything Conservatives Said About Paris Is Already Wrong ... "irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas." ... Here is an argument that approaches, even if it does not fully reach, complete self-awareness: The Paris climate agreement is bad because it is supported by people who oppose Trump. Therefore, the opposing position is the correct one.
Ossoff: History will condemn us over Trump decision to abandon Paris Agreement
Trump is about to do something terrible and destructive. The GOP must own the consequences. - The Washington Post
Trump just betrayed the world. Now the world will fight back. - The Washington Post
The Media Coverage of the 2016 Campaign Was a Disaster - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Trump's exit from Paris agreement underscores the media's catastrophic 2016 climate change coverage failure
Christian Conservative: Jesus Wouldn't Want Me To Care About Global Warming | HuffPost - comments drew a sharp reaction on Twitter. (notice his rebranding to EWE and why do they all look like how they think?)

Trump Has No Idea What He Just Did or the Backlash That Awaits | Mother Jones
Trump withdrawing US from Paris climate agreement : news
Trump Hands the Chinese a Gift: The Chance for Global Leadership - The New York Times
Trump abdicates US leadership on climate change - The Boston Globe

Gun Deal in Jeopardy for Turkish Guards Who Beat Protesters - The New York Times (Trump was giving them $1.2 million in guns)

Trump Won't Move Embassy to Jerusalem, at Least for Now

Seven Stages of Dementia | Symptoms & Progression

Nigel Farage is 'person of interest' in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia | Politics | The Guardian

First on CNN: Senators asked Comey to investigate Sessions -
Did Trump, Kushner, Sessions Have An Undisclosed Meeting With Russian? - NBC News
Senate Dems: Sessions' testimony could be 'construed as perjury'

Top Dem: Nunes violating Russia recusal with subpoenas | TheHill - part of the White House desire to shift attention away from Russia to the unmasking (what a little worm this guy is)

Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers | HuffPost - That's as many in four months as Obama granted in his entire eight years. (swamp.drained.suckers.)
Trump Exempts Entire Senior Staff From White House Ethics Rules

Why does Trump keep getting basic facts wrong? - The Washington Post
Trump's Budget Director Declares War on Math

Why are people still losing their minds over Hillary?
And Because John McCain Refused To Adhere To Tradition, the Republican Party Never Won An Election Again (Americans elected a misogynisitc crooked Russian-controlled psychopathic climate-assassin fraud over a competent woman? Must be her fault)
Ex-DNC aide hits back hard at Clinton, says her campaign ignored data on Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin - The Washington Post
Clinton's misplaced criticism of the DNC as a cause of her defeat

Lawrence O'Donnell Says He's Staying At MSNBC | HuffPost ... who has a 10 p.m. prime-time slot, brings in the second-highest ratings for MSNBC, after Rachel Maddow. (backlash to MSNBC's rightward lurch?)

Inept Pundit Wants to Create Rule That Criticizing Inept Punditry Is Wrong - Lawyers, Guns & Money : (Cillizzard)
Hillary Clinton Must Talk About Donald Trump Winning 2016 Presidential Election - As a matter of fact, I think the nation would have been better served had Gore raised holy hell about what happened to him for as long as he possibly could.

Trump and Identity Politics - Lawyers, Guns & Money "Identity politics" as Sean says, is an insulting, shallow way of describing a pro-civil rights agenda and an inclusive party, but for Trump-era Republicans it fits perfectly. (remember last month when Dems had to stopping doing "idenity politics" and forget the whole civil rights thing? Republican idenity is hatred)

'Merica! The Greatest Nation in Human History and God'sGift to Humanity! -- Out of 172 countries, the States came in at relatively embarrassing 36, well behind most of Europe. Perhaps Melania Trump should skip the move to D.C. and move Barron to Slovenia. (behind Greece! good job, Republifucks!)

The Republican War on Public Lands - Lawyers, Guns & Money

One Official Tried To Warn Us About Attacks Like Portland. He Was Pushed Out. | HuffPost - former Department of Homeland Security official Daryl Johnson (warned about rightwing nutjob white supremecists and Obama fired him to please psycho-rejerklicans)

James O'Keefe Hit by Group He Stung With Million-Dollar Lawsuit ... worked closely with the right-wing local news chain Sinclair Broadcast Group

A Pro-Trump Writer Just Sued A Fusion Reporter For Accusing Her Of Making A "White Supremacist" Gesture

TIL in 1998 Bill O'Reilly wrote a novel about a tall, bitter, sexually predatory newsman who gets forced out of his job and starts murdering former colleagues who helped to ruin his career. : todayilearned

Recreational marijuana sales in Nevada likely a month away, could be a boon for Las Vegas : news - Vegas is getting a hockey team, a football team, AND weed.
$100 million pot windfall -- Colorado's weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction (someone call Jason Lewis)

Addiction sucks. This world is full of human misery and suffering and I just helped make it worse. : offmychest

Bleecker Street's Swerve From Luxe Shops to Vacant Stores -- fashion theme park is dead

Stratolaunch: This is the world's largest airplane from Paul Allen

An open letter from Martina Navratilova to Margaret Court Arena - It is now clear exactly who Court is: an amazing tennis player, and a racist and a homophobe.

What's the consensus on the executive function model of ADHD? : askscience

A guy gets abducted by aliens for a routine examination. : videos

When was the last time you were snooping, and found something you wish you hadn't?
What movie should never have been made? : AskReddit

Eschaton: Uber, But For Journalism - tl;dr Uber's fortunes depend on it being a monopoly (multiple local monopolies), which it has no realistic path to achieving. -- Which brings me back to my original point, made years ago, that whatever the problem with local cab regulation, there is a reason the market depends on rate regulation and supply restriction ... said it before and I'll say it again. The fact they named the company Uber is a tell. If you know what I mean ... Yeah. Why didn't they just call it the Thousand Year Reich and be done with it?
Is Uber Doomed? - Sexual harassment, corporate-espionage charges, taking advantage of drivers: The company that practically courts bad PR is in an existential crisis.


Kabul Bombing Kills at Least 80, Shaking City Center - The New York Times (16 Fu cking years)

Turkey Acquits 2 Men in Berlin 'Honor Killing' of Their Sister

Philippines president Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton | Daily Mail Online -- 'What was your reaction when your father was f***ing Monica Lewinsky?' Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his soldiers they could rape up to three women

Watch the exact moment a kill vehicle takes out a mock ballistic missile (war theatre)

House Intelligence Panel Issues Seven Subpoenas in Russia Probe - WSJ

Poll: Support for Trump impeachment rises - POLITICO - Forty-three percent of voters want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, up from 38 percent last week.

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll- May 2017: The AHCA's Proposed Changes to Health Care -- The majority of Republicans (67 percent) have a favorable view of the AHCA. (either rich or stupid)
Trump Will Roll Back Obamacare Birth Control Mandate For All Employers : TwoXChromosomes - It guarantees coverage to more than 55 million women, saved women $1.4 billion on birth control pills in the first year it went into effect, and has contributed to the lowest U.S. abortion rate since the procedure became legal in 1973.

A 2016 Review: Why Key State Polls Were Wrong About Trump - The New York Times (state polls drastically underestimated the stupidty of Trump voters)
Clinton: Media covered email server scandal 'like it was Pearl Harbor'
I'd Say the Media's Obsessive Focus On Hillary Clinton's Email Server Is Looking Better Than Ever -- The fact that the media decided to let one trivial issue dominate its coverage of the Clinton campaign with the direct result of electing a president who was far, far worse even on that narrow issue is truly the death row pardon two minutes too late for America.

Is Jared Kushner doomed? - The Washington Post
How Jared Kushner built a luxury skyscraper using loans meant for job-starved areas - The Washington Post
At Kushner's Flagship Building, Mounting Debt and a Foundered Deal -- 666 Fifth Avenue, (Ja-Red's in thick with the Chinese Communists)
Touting Ties to Trump Is the Only Thing That Unites the Feuding Kushners - Bloomberg - two sides dubbed Cain and Abel

Eschaton: The Great Thing About The Trump Era - Is journalists and headline writers get to keep coming up with new euphemisms for "racist." Actually that's not so great.

Trump could make everyone happy by raising this tax - The Washington Post

The New York Times Is Eliminating The Public Editor Role | HuffPost - Elizabeth Spayd will be the final journalist to hold the accountability position created in the wake of a 2003 plagiarism scandal.
New York Times Will Offer Employee Buyouts and Eliminate Public Editor Role - The New York Times (ha-ha, comments disabled on the article +don't need no steenking copy editors)

The right is mad over Kathy Griffin's gruesome Trump video. The left asks: Remember Ted Nugent? Both spewed hatred. Griffin was punished for it. Nugent became a White House guest.

White supremacists love Vikings. But they've got history all wrong (well, they aren't noted for their thinking)

Feds indict members of Tijuana's Hooligans bikers club in high-tech Jeep thefts
Hollywood man gets 180 days in jail for not giving cops his iPhone code | Miami Herald

Movie studios are blaming Rotten Tomatoes for killing movies no one wants to see : movies

ELI5:How after 5000 years of humanity surviving off of bread do we have so many people within the last decade who are entirely allergic to gluten? : explainlikeimfive

Reddit's new signup experience : announcements
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Uber Burned More Than $1 Million A Week On UberPool To Win San Francisco


FBI 'warned MI5 in January that Salman Abedi was planning terror attack in UK' | The Independent

Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance | New Hampshire - U.S. intelligence agencies conducted illegal surveillance on American citizens over a five-year period, a practice that earned them a sharp rebuke from a secret court that called the matter a 'very serious' constitutional issue

Eschaton: Still Sucking - Yes we laugh at Little Tommy Friedman, age 9, and the "Suck. On. This." is extra funny coming from a Very Serious Pundit, but the reason to return to that piece over and over again is "burst the [terrorism] bubble" was the kind of thing that passed for Deep Wisdom at the time. We have long been ruled by idiots. (14 yrs and here we are)
Eschaton: Almost Forgot - That, Charlie, was what this war was about. We could've hit Saudi Arabia, it was part of that bubble. We coulda hit Pakistan. We hit Iraq because we could.

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31 - ABC News (still paying the price but little Tommy is happy)

North Korea warns of 'bigger gift package' for U.S. after latest test | Reuters
'Shocked' South Korea leader orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions | Reuters - four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country

Pakistan village 'court' sentences woman to death for adultery for saying she was raped : news

Wikipedia's Switch to HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship : technology

Men probing Ivanka Trump brands in China arrested, missing - ABC News - A man investigating working conditions at a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes has been arrested and two others are missing,

Donald Trump: The Gateway Degenerate - The New York Times -- Conservative Apostasy -- Republicans, blinded by fear and rage, thirsty for power, desperate for a reclamation and reassertion of racial power, have cast their lot with the great deceiver and all their previous deal-breakers are now negotiable. (more than half of all American Christians support the AntiChrist)
Andrew Sullivan: Trump a Monster Whose Beliefs Are 'The Antithesis of Christianity (lots of Satan's devils in the comments)

Congress expands Russia investigation to include Trump's personal attorney -- Michael Cohen -- "I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered," (Did you have any contacts with the Russian government?)
Investigators Are Right To Be Looking at Michael Cohen

Trump's White House Is Allegedly About to Get Way More Godfather

Six things to watch as Trump faces his new reality - POLITICO - how will he cope with the spreading crises engulfing his presidency?
Let's take stock of all the horrible stuff Trump and the GOP have done this month
Sources: Russians discussed potentially 'derogatory' information about Trump and associates during campaign (what could that have been>?)
Russians Think Trump Might Be a Russian Asset -- Indeed, in another one of dramatic juxtapositions that would have seemed ham-handed in a spy thriller, the latest scandalous revelations came out just as Trump could be seen carrying out what looks for all the world like his end of a pact with Moscow ... "among other things,"
Will Saletan on Twitter: "@eosnos Here's what WH told @eosnos re Kushner-Kislyak. Good luck squaring this with the "one-off" story reported by Fox at"
How President Trump consumes -- or does not consume -- top-secret intelligence (very small doses with lots of pictures and his name sprinkled in)

Fox News: New York Times boycotted Obama surveillance story. Fox News: Oops, maybe not. - The Washington Post

Both Sides Do It, But the Democrats Are Worse: An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency, for instance, has proposed eliminating its environmental justice program, which addresses pollution that poses health threats specifically concentrated in minority communities

A federal appeals court just reached a huge decision for transgender rights. Seriously, it's big

Clinton, Biden, Kerry, and the Dilemma of Women in Politics - Lawyers, Guns & Money : But postmortems offering rational explanations for how a pussy-grabbing goblin managed to gain the White House over an experienced woman have mostly glossed over one of the well-worn dynamics in play: A competent woman losing a job to an incompetent man is not an anomalous Election Day surprise; it is Tuesday in America.

Why We're Cillizza'd ... The fact that Cillizza was able to parlay spending 18 months prior to a hugely consequential election writing dumb and often inaccurate shit about inane trivia into more money and a better title is helps to explain how Trump happened. (and WaPo looking smart)

New Jersey town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25 million : news

Aerospace Executive 'Absolutely Convinced' There Are Aliens On Earth | HuffPost - There has been and is an existing ET presence. I spent more than anybody else in the U.S. has ever spent on this subject (look no further than the orange alien and the Republican lizards)
Space Tech./ Turkey UFO - Shows - Leir described the occupants as having large heads, and almond-shaped eyes.
Analysis of the Kumburgaz, Turkey UFO Videos

Seeing life in fast-forward: Visual brain predicts future events based on past experience. The visual cortex was thought of as an area that determines what you perceive based on information coming from the eyes. Neuroscientists show that the area is also involved in the prediction of future events. : science
Feminist researcher invents 'intersectional quantum physics' to fight 'oppression' of Newton - The College Fix - Therefore, Stark argues in favor of combining intersectionality and quantum physics theory to fight against the imperative to classify people based on hierarchical categories.-- While she does not have any academic training in physics or quantum physics, she did complete a master's degree in "Cyborg and Post Colonial Theory" at the University of Utrecht.
Anti-circumcision protestors demand genital mutilation protections for boys : news

This guy's presentation on ADHD is excellent : videos
Anti-evolutionist fat creepy creationist ventriloquist with creepy puppet. Holy shit. This is REAL and not at all satirical. : videos

Challenging Mainstream Thought About Beauty's Big Hand in Evolution

What's the movie that broke you? : AskReddit
Which unsolved or unexplainable events fascinate you the most? : AskReddit
What is the next Blockbuster style industry collapse? : AskReddit
What's the stupidest thing you used to believe? : AskReddit
Wonder Woman: Lebanon calls for ban of film over Israeli lead Gal Gadot : movies
Police: Teenager stops sexual assault by punching suspect in the genitals : news
Hunter S. Thompson Having a Casual Gunfight With His Neighbor : videos
Women who like giving blowjobs, why? : AskReddit

Supreme Court allows resale of used printer cartridges | TheHill
Intel's Management Engine is a security hazard, and users need a way to disable it | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Secret of Intel Management Engine by Igor Skochinsky
[PSA] Ubiquiti is dropping PHP : homelab


U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country : technology (bye-bye business travel)
International Travel to the U.S. Sees Double-Digit Decline Under Trump : news

Trump's anti-ISIS war keeps killing huge numbers of civilians - Vox - The Trump administration has a civilian casualties problem.

Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber 'warnings' - BBC News
Theresa May's a 'liar' song overtakes Miley Cyrus and reaches Top 10 in the charts, profits go to food banks. : Music

The Marine Corps has a 'toxic masculinity' problem - The fight for the soul of the Marine Corps is just getting started ... According to one Pentagon review, there were 6,172 reports of sexual assault last year. (America has a "toxic masculinity" problem)

Trump furious with Abbas: You lied to me - Israel National News - The Israelis showed me that you are involved in incitement.
'Netanyahu no longer supports two-state solution' - Israel National News - Prime Minister no longer believes in two-state solution laid out in 2009 Bar Ilan address. (like he ever did)

a Report Card for President Trump's First Foreign Trip(A for fashion, D+ for everything else)
President Trump Turned International Diplomacy Into A Fistfight -- And Lost ... American diplomats likening him to a "drunk tourist"
The Madness And Science Behind The Donald Trump Handshake | HuffPost - The definitive breakdown of the most insane greeting in all of politics.

Military's clout at White House could shift U.S. foreign policy (the most corrupt piece of governnment)

How Trump Is Torturing Capitol Hill - The Atlantic - As Republicans in Congress try to fend off the flurry of scandals, they are haunted by a question: Is this as good as it's going to get?
The fake news is coming from inside the White House - The Washington Post (from the fake president)
The Coat of Arms Said 'Integrity.' Now It Says 'Trump' (which is pretty much the opposite)

Was Kushner Working as a Double Agent? | MSNBC
Investigation Turns to Kushner's Motives in Meeting With a Putin Ally
Jared Kushner's Role Is Tested as Russia Case Grows (Kushki lookin' very crooked)
Ex-CIA Director Slams Jared Kushner's 'Hubris' And 'Ignorance' | HuffPost - "we are in a really dark place as a society": Michael Hayden said
Eschaton: Failson - It is remarkable how stupid Jared is. I mean, like, stupider than Trump stupid.
Hey, Harvard Doesn't Sell Its Degrees to Just Anyone! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Ja-Red is dim)

The new GOP health-care bill is the polar opposite of Obamacare, in four charts - The Washington Post (1. Fuck you. 2. Give us all the money0
We All Have Pre-existing Conditions - The New York Times (meanwhile, in the heart of Republican cruelty)

Today in American Fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Of course the fascist war against immigrants continues on Decoration Day. In Texas, pro-immigrant protestors held a rally inside the state capital. Now I don't want to alarm you, but some Texas legislators are really racist. Such as this guy: Representative Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving
A U.S. citizen says her rights were violated after she was detained by immigration authorities in San Bernardino - LA Times (she didn't have her papers)

Great Moments in Self-Refutation - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
The surreal post-election life of the woman who would have been president.

Is This Even About Seth Rich at All?

This Day in Labor History: May 29, 1941 : Lawyers, Guns & Money - On May 29, 1941, cartoonists at Disney went on strike. This ultimately successful strike was a critical point in the organizing of Hollywood and also marked the end of Disney's run as an innovative artistic force, so bitter did it make Walt Disney ... Disney was also a notorious right-winger and anti-communist. This put his politics well outside the mainstream for American artists. They were also starkly different than the writers and animators Disney hired. (yeah, he was an evil asshole)

Golfer Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges in Jupiter : news
How Tiger Woods' life unraveled in the years after father Earl Woods' death

11-year-old girl 'forced to marry her rapist' from church in Florida : news

Judges Reject Orange County's Claim That Social Workers Didn't Know Lying In Court Was Wrong : news

Is it possible to 'store' light so it can be used as a form of energy? : askscience

A Toronto psychiatrist weighs in on what's wrong with Netflix show 13 Reasons Why
What's your experience with Sleep Paralysis hallucinations? : AskReddit

[Serious]Redditors who are now married because you didn't know how to break up with your SO, how is that going for you? : AskReddit
Men, what is it that us girls do that we think is attractive, but is not even in the slightest bit? : AskReddit
Girls, what's a creepy thing guys frequently do which we're unaware of? : AskReddit
mothermole1 comments on After a blackout night, my mate woke up to a ripper selfie on his phone!
A man picks up his drunk sister at 6AM. : videos

British Airways boss 'tries to gag staff' on IT meltdown which has hit 300,000 passengers after 'inexperienced staff outsourced to India didn't know to launch back up system' : technology


A British Airways computer failure is causing hundreds of flight cancellations - The Washington Post - A trade union blamed it on layoffs and outsourcing of tech jobs, according to the AP.

Pentagon chief: War with North Korea would be 'catastrophic' -- "The North Korean regime has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on earth, which is the capital of South Korea" (too complicated for Trumpster)

Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump - The New York Times - apparently concluded that the United States of President Trump is not the reliable partner her country and continent have automatically depended on in the past (WVa, KY and AL are very happy) .

Eschaton: Welcome Home - And happy Sunday to your lawyers! "It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media." (why they want to punch reporters in the face in stupid Montana)
Trump returns home from abroad -- with a Twitter rant about fake news, leaks and 'the enemy' (reality is his enemy)

Eschaton: Related - President Donald Trump has canceled a rally in Iowa next week, citing "an unforeseen change" in the president's schedule. Remember that the rallies were what he loved, what he wanted to keep doing ... (loves his hate rallies)

Russia scandal casts uncertainty over Kushner's future role
Michael Hayden: Kushner meeting why Trump officials were unmasked - Business Insider -- "This is off t he map," Hayden said. "I know of no other experience like this in our history, and certainly not within my life experience" (dirty little traitors)
Homeland security chief defends Kushner's alleged proposal for 'back channel' to the Russians as 'a good thing' (JFC they're all Commies)
(A Bit More) About Last Night -- If this explanation were proposed by anyone else I would say it was absurd on its face. But it comes under the bylines of three of the Times' best reporters. Is this credible? (no, and neither is the NYT)
What's Up With Raqqa in Trumpland? -- For those who haven't read my previous post, I don't buy the Times account of the secret channel being tied to military options in Syria. But if it is true, etc.
Eschaton: Young - Jared Kushner is 36. When did 36 become "young"?
Eschaton: Life Without Javanka - So much for peace in the Middle East and solving the opioid crisis. I had such high hopes. Javanka are there because Trump needs someone to be in the room to make sure he doesn't wander off and to make sure he "remembers" what is said to him. Without them...

The Story of the Phony Lynch Email Grows Bigger -- According to sources who talked to CNN, Comey and the FBI knew the document was a fraud but used it anyway, both to make the decision and justify the decision after the fact ... The big takeaway here is that the Russian interference and subversion campaign appears to have gone much deeper and reached much higher than we've heretofore known.

Comey needs to be 'held accountable' over Clinton investigation decisions, senator Lindsey Graham says

GOP Congressman Declines To Say Whether Every American Is Entitled To Eat | HuffPost - Smith conceded that nutrition is essential to life. (theoretically)

Trump Wants To Defund Programs That Help Small Farmers Survive | HuffPost - Federal initiatives that have been a lifeline for farmers and rural communities are on the chopping block. (they made a big mistake)

'He played me for a fool' : Kentucky Trump supporter laments he should have voted for Hillary -- The county he lives in typically goes for Democrats but in 2016 it went for Trump, despite having one of the highest poverty rates in the country.

Trumping your life: How to be a better, stronger person by being more like the president | Fox News - By Dr. Keith Ablow (Fox shrink advises more lying, cheating, stealing and bullying)

Rachel Maddow says Roger Ailes offered her job to keep her off TV - NY Daily News

The Demented Detectives on Seth Rich's Case -- Seth Rich died on the night of July 10, 2016. The conspiracy theories were born days later. The process by which these baseless theories about his death snaked from Reddit to Twitter to Fox News illustrates just how thin the membrane has become between the conspiracy world and the mainstream. (and Trump's fevered brain with lyin' Julian assisting)
Why Seth Rich Conspiracy Theories Were Useful to a Variety of Terrible People - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Police shootings 2017 database - Washington Post - 385 so far in 2017

Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi : news (Godbolt)
Even Murderous Nazi Crackpots Have to Maintain Some Standards - Lawyers, Guns & Money (couldn't vote for the Dumpster)

With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week - The Washington Post (or maybe one or two: Republicans hate education and spent all their money on tax cuts for the rich; see Kansas)

"Trump Was A Woman With A Serious Email Server Problem, And the Dems Still Couldn't Beat Him!" ... 2) Its pretty clear that Taibbi belongs to the alt-left impersonation of Breitbart.

Opinion polls about 9/11 conspiracy theories - Wikipedia (Saudi was not one of the choice)

Former upstate NY prosecutor stops his daughter's DWI arrest : news

Somerville is the only community in the area that regulates the conversion of two- and three-family homes; other communities, such as Boston, only regulate conversions in buildings with at least four units.

Prayer instead of medical care: Idaho woman wants her parents prosecuted - Some Idaho lawmakers have expressed concern over the proposal, saying it violates parental rights : news

Baby trying to walk immediately after being born. : gifs

What's the worst case of "thinking with your dick" in history? : AskReddit
NoodlerOf88s comments on What never fails to make you uncomfortable?
What do you have a collection of ? : AskReddit Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa (lost 1/2 its traffic in three months)


More Trump Budgeting - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Another target of the Trump budget is weather forecasting and research. Because who needs to know more about where a tornado might strike, the path of a hurricane, or an oncoming blizzard? (comment: "Finally, a president with the guts to stand up to Big Weather.")

Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to "Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies"

Katie Hopkins to leave LBC 'immediately' in wake of Manchester attack 'final solution' comments | The Independent

Eschaton: Diplomacy - He made a lot of references to his personal journey. He explained, for example, the functioning of Europe on the basis of his difficulties in doing business in Ireland (Pres Tiny-Mind)
Emmanuel Macron Swerves Donald Trump To Hug Angela Merkel Instead | HuffPost - The fact that Trump has both hands palms out to greet Macron makes the last minute body swerve to Merkel even sweeter (well played)
Out of step: G7 leaders take a stroll, Trump takes a golf cart | World | The Times & The Sunday Times (he's never walked anywhere)
White House photo caption omits husband of Luxembourg's gay PM | US news | The Guardian - Two mentions for Melania Trump in text accompanying shot taken at Brussels Nato summit while Gauthier Destenay omitted (Melania 1 and 2)

Trump 'complained to Belgian PM of difficulty setting up golf resorts in EU' | US news | The Guardian - US president said his view of Europe was based on experiences trying to do business, according to account of Brussels meeting (idiot)

The Buffoon Doctrine - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Something like a third of the coalition troops killed in Afghanistan were from NATO member-states, or NATO partners, other than the United States. In other words, if Moscow hoped that Trump would cause needless frictions in the American alliance system, then it got its wish. (good job, traitor Repubs)

Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It - The New York Times
Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis - The Washington Post
Jared Kushner's FBI Investigation: It's All About the Money -- Russia, the cover-ups. Everything.

Trump advisor 'I would not be concerned' about a Russia back channel, irrespective of Kushner - McMaster (opinions vary on treason)
Ex-CIA Director: CIA would consider Kushner actions 'espionage'
'This is off the map': Former intelligence officials say the reported Kushner-Russia plan is unlike anything they've ever seen
D-squared Digest -- FOR bigger pies and shorter hours and AGAINST more or less everything else - The raspberry road that led to Abu Ghraib was paved with bland assumptions that people who had repeatedly proved their untrustworthiness, could be trusted ... There is, as I have mentioned in the past, no fancy Latin term for the fallacy of "giving known liars the benefit of the doubt," but it is in my view a much greater source of avoidable error in the world. Audit is meant to protect us from this, which is why audit is so important.

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin - The Washington Post
'Game-changer' : MSNBC panelists explain magnitude of 'devastating' Kushner revelations
Kushner Is Said to Have Discussed a Secret Channel to Talk to Russia - The New York Times
The dueling scoops about Jared Kushner's plan for secret communications with Russia, explained ... In the days after the meeting with Mr. Kislyak, Mr. Kushner had a separate meeting with Sergey Gorkov, a Russian banker with close links to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. (NYT Maggie Haberman says Ja-Red's secret link to the Kremlin was "perfectly innocent")

How Your Beat Gets Sweetened - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - As a follow-up to my post earlier today, I'd say this is checkmate for the Post: (NYT was played by Putin/Kushner)
Will Saletan on Twitter: "@PostScottWilson @NYT How is this different from what the Post does? Who are the "nine current and former officials" who outed Flynn? Who do they even work for?"
Lara Jakes on Twitter: "That proposed backchannel between Kushner and the Kremlin was about Syria: @maggieNYT @markmazzettiNYT @mattapuzzo"
Nothing to See Here! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - May 27, 2017 | Scott Lemieux -- After the blockbuster Washington Post scoop about Kushner landed last night, the New York Times followed up to tell it like it is -- that everything is just fine -- As Yglesias observes, the spin Haberman et al. are accepting uncritically here is ... not very plausible ... it's hard to imagine the Times breaking from its saturation EMAILS! coverage running a false "nothing to see here" story about Russia and Trump less than two weeks before the election or something: (oh wait) Maggie wanted a scoop ... Maggie wanted a scoop ... she went to Jared.
Nothing to See Here! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Republican party has been conspiring with foreign countries for domestic advantage almost my entire life. Nixon and the Vietnamese War peace talks, Reagan and Iranian hostages and then Iran Contra. (Oliver North came out of it as a hero to his party) And now Trump and the Russians. And the American people have chosen to give them control of the government so nothing is going to happen. (double link to capture the comment)

Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy - sources | Reuters
How Worried Should Jared Kushner Be? - The New Yorker - interest in Kushner appears to be related to the two known meetings that he had with Russian officials. (little Ja-Red fired Comey because Ja-Red was getting heat for his Russian spying)
Trump's Criminal History Should Be Front and Center | HuffPost (9/16: what the NYT didn't bother to tell you)

Bannon's Back (cuz Ja-Red's in big trouble)

White House Backs Down on Keeping Ethics Waivers Secret - The New York Times -- as the Trump administration has hired dozens of former lobbyists and lawyers, and is frequently placing them into jobs that overlap with the work they did for paying clients.

Suit against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi deaths and emails is dismissed - POLITICO - A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit

'It's my only income' : Trump voter shocked after learning he plans to cut key program she needs -- Krista Shockey, a Trump voter who relies on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to survive, reacted with shock this week (stupidity very shocking)

Man yells at stranger for speaking Spanish -- talking to his mother on the phone at the airport, (dude's on disability looks like)

As Trump's Problems Mount, Breitbart's Numbers Are Cratering -- A media business based on attack has been much less successful when forced to defend.

White House correspondent bolts Sputnik over the obvious - The Washington Post - Andrew Feinberg, a correspondent for Sputnik,

Suspect in Portland double murder posted white supremacist material online | US news | The Guardian - Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, reportedly slit the throats of two passengers who intervened to stop him hurling anti-Muslim slurs at two young women
2 killed in stabbing on MAX train in Northeast Portland as man directs slurs at Muslim women, police say | (today in Trump's America)

Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Carter, dies at 89 | US news | The Guardian - Obama praises Polish-born expert who worked for Kennedy and Johnson before achieving success in middle east and China policy in White House role
Gregg Allman, RIP - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Allman Brothers - Blue Sky - 3/14/14 - Beacon Theater - YouTube

Father, son arrested after pipe bombs found in car outside Oklahoma courthouse : news

Woman arrested in Riverdale after allegedly locking kids in trunk while shopping : news

Brandon middle school students facing felony child pornography charges : news (FLa)
Bullied teen girl filmed urinating: Parents tell Danville, CA school to do their job

Me and my penis: 100 men reveal all | Life and style | The Guardian PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional: Toys & Games

ELI5: How is gravity not faster than the speed of light? : explainlikeimfive

The most mysterious book : videos - the Voynich Manuscript.

I'd like to acknowledge that this existed: A 30 minute PSA starring Bugs Bunny, Garfield, Smurfs, Alf, Alvin, Kermit, Winnie the Pooh and more, warning kids about drugs. : videos

Ladies, what's an alternative to dick pics that you would actually want guys to send? : AskReddit
What's something you saw coming miles away that a lot of people didn't? : AskReddit


World Leaders Increase Pressure on Trump to Stay in the Paris Accord - The New York Times
Redditor ask if Trump ever literally denies climate change. /u/Frikoz gave 50(?) tweet link. : bestof

Masked gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt | Reuters - a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in southern Egypt

Trump's behavior at NATO is a national embarrassment ... comment: "watched the video of Trump pushing aside the leader of Montenegro, so he could be front and center at the photo op, multiple times. Trump is nothing but an ape" (if he treats world leaders like this, imagine how he is with his staff and family +nice pic of the snarling Beast)
Breaking down Trump's 'shove'
Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations - The Washington Post
'Close to a disaster': Foreign policy scholar explains massive damage done by Trump's NATO s;peech
Trump in Brussels: 'The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad' - spiegel online - U.S. President Donald Trump was sharply critical of Germany.
Trump Reportedly Wants to Stop Germans From Selling So Many Cars Here, Where They're Made

Did the Turkish President's Security Detail Attack Protesters in Washington? What the Video Shows -- The men kicked people lying on the ground and put a woman in a chokehold just a mile from the White House. They outnumbered the protesters nearly two to one. (meanwhile, in Trumpkey)

Trump calls for investigation of U.S. leaks in Manchester bombing probe - The Washington Post

Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake -
James Comey, Integrity, and the Appearance of Integrity - Lawyers, Guns and Money
The Ongoing Adventures of James Comey, Man of Integritude(TM) - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents - The Washington Post - which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked President Trump's political organization to gather and produce all Russia-related documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign's launch in June 2015
Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Testify Before Congress - The New York Times

Researchers say they've uncovered a disinformation campaign with apparent Russian link ... an extensive international hacking campaign that steals documents from its targets, carefully modifies them and repackages them as disinformation aimed at undermining civil society and democratic institutions ... "tainted leaks"
Exclusive: NSA Chief Admits Donald Trump Colluded With Russia | Observer

Gianforte's victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics ... MT GOP voter, upon learning we're from @CNN: "You're lucky someone doesn't pop one of you" ... The station was acquired, last month, by the conservative media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcasting (Montana voters want to punch the mainstream media in the face)
The Republicans Broke American Politics, and Media Elites Are Blind to It | New Republic - after assaulting an America reporter, should horrify anyone who cares about the strength of our political institutions.
The conservative mind has become diseased - The Washington Post - The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased. The movement has been seized by a kind of discrediting madness, in which conspiracy delusions figure prominently
The GOP inherits what Trump has wrought - The Washington Post -- The darker forces that propelled President Trump's rise are beginning to frame and define the rest of the Republican Party.
Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes ... When Trump told an Israeli delegation that he had just gotten back from the Middle East -- which Jerusalem is clearly part of -- Dermer instinctively reacted to the flub by putting his palm to his forehead. (don't confuse Pres Tiny Brain with geography)
Law Enforcement Turns on the Law and Order President - the protectors of our laws who are trying to send this president to an early retirement, right?
John Boehner unloads on Trump: A 'complete disaster'

FBI probing attempted hack of Trump Organization, officials say - ABC News - summoning President Donald Trump's Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin - The Washington Post -- during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. (they were listening to everything Kislyak was saying +WaPo commenters agree on treason charges for Ja-Red)
"These Are Not Very Bright Guys" Hiring your notably unaccomplished son-in-law for a critical government job seemed like a great idea, what went wrong?
Nothing but Slumlord 00 Jared Kushner's life as a predatory capitalist is the perfect symbol for the Trump White House.
The Story Behind Jared Kushner's Curious Acceptance into Harvard

Greg Gianforte, Montana Republican, Captures House Seat Despite Assault Charge - The New York Times
Who Is Greg Gianforte? - The New York Times (a hand of Satan)
Gianforte is a big fan of citing Noah, as it turns out. In a 2015 talk at the Montana Bible College, he told the audience that he doesn't believe in retirement because Noah was 600 when he built the ark ... "There's nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it's been an accepted concept in our culture today" (really that insane, great job Montana)

Key Republicans Are Encouraging "Hillbilly Elegy" Author J.D. Vance To Run For Senate In Ohio ... worried about State Treasurer Josh Mandel's chances against Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2018.

McConnell May Have Been Right: It May Be Too Hard to Replace Obamacare - The New York Times

With a Presidential Boost, the P.G.A. Comes to Trump National - The New York Times - the coveted event also illustrates the pitfalls associated with a businessman president unwilling to make a clean break with his commercial empire, particularly in the golf business, where Mr. Trump is testing the limits of his own ethics policy.

Five startling things Betsy DeVos just told Congress - The Washington Post - States should have the flexibility to decide whether private schools that accept students with publicly funded vouchers can discriminate any students for any reason

Violence erupts at protest of CUNY grad speaker Linda Sarsour - NY Daily News

'Mattress Girl' Emma Sulkowicz Is Back And Channeling Her Rage Through BDSM

Texas teachers give ' most likely to become a terrorist' award to 13-year-old

11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida - The New York Times (so her rapist wouldn't go to jail, and Idaho leads the pack)

Judge to consider contempt against antiabortion group leader after release of Planned Parenthood videos - LA Times

Texas governor jokes about shooting reporters after signing gun bill | The Texas Tribune - "gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters" (mainstreaming violence against reality)

Hillary Clinton's remarkably aggressive anti-Trump speech, annotated

Eyeglass Vendor, Imprisoned for Terrorizing Consumers, Is Accused of Fraud - The New York Times

Jupiter's mysteries: Juno mission first results, new images -

If quantim computers become a widespread stable technololgy will there be any way to protect our communications with encryption? Will we just have to resign ourselves to the fact that people would be listening in on us? : askscience

Which supporting character stole the scene every time they appeared? : AskReddit
What's the biggest red flag you've ignored because the sex was good? : AskReddit

Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation : technology


UK police stop passing Manchester bombing information to US over leaks | UK news | The Guardian - Officers investigating Manchester Arena bombing take decision as transatlantic row over leaks escalates (never tell Trump anything)
Manchester attack: Police not sharing information with US - BBC News

Pentagon confirms airstrike killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, blames ISIS explosives - The Washington Post (a little whoopsie, again)

Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations - The Washington Post -- And he held back from the one pledge NATO leaders most dearly wanted to hear: an unconditional embrace of NATO's solemn treaty commitment that an attack on a single alliance nation is an attack on all of them. (fuck your norms)

Trump and French President Macron get to know each other with a fierce handshake - The Washington Post (Trump's dominance ploy fails)

Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Comey Was Putin's Most Important Mark -- This doesn't let Bill Clinton off the hook for his staggeringly stupid decision to visit Lynch on the tarmac, which may still have been integral to this chain of events. But it's also pretty clear that Comey was looking for reasons to open his yap about the Moral Failings of Crooked Hillary, and manufactured Russian evidence was to his misconduct in June what the Weiner laptop was to his misconduct in October.

'Anyone ... with a pulse' : How a Russia-friendly adviser found his way into the Trump campaign

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation - The Washington Post -- Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow , is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians, the people said. (heats up on Ja-Red and the Chabadnik connection)

Reince Priebus Sweating Secret Comey Memos, White House Sources Say - White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is nervous about what could be in store for him if the former FBI director reveals more details of his secret memos ... a possible Comey memo specifically involving one of their reported chats, and how it might play in the press and to investigators. "Nervous laughter," one official succinctly characterized Priebus' demeanor

Senate Republicans likely to change custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices - The Washington Post - blue slip practice , which holds that judicial nominations will not proceed unless the nominee's home-state senators signal their consent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. (more norm -breaking, they are going for the autocracy prize because the future is theirs forever but will they reap the whirlwind?)

At Trump's urging, states try to tilt Medicaid in conservative directions -- Wisconsin is preparing to recast its Medicaid program in ways that no state has ever done, requiring low-income adults to undergo drug screening to qualify for health coverage and setting time limits on assistance unless they work or train for a job. (down the Wississippi hole, good job, voters)

Lawmaker: No One Can Know Whether My Bill Will Kill People - Tom MacArthur -- people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive nongroup health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all ... Trump era's defining question: Are these people really this stupid, or evil, or both? (Rethugs: fuck off and die already, including you suckers who voted for us)

The Ben Jacogs 'Body Slaam Was Not an Isolated Incident -- It was just the latest example of wingnut conservatism -- ey, Republicans. Pro Tip: if your new healthcare bill is so bad that congressional candidates play Frisbee with reporters rather than answer questions about it, maybe you ought to rethink this whole business. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Greg Gianforte is a thug who belongs in an orange jumpsuit and leg irons ... And is there a Russian angle to this story? Of course there is. On April 25, Jacobs reported that Gianforte owned almost $250,000 in shares in a couple of index funds that are tied to the Russian economy ... the 2016 Republican candidate for president spent a good portion of every campaign rally coming right up to the edge of setting a mob loose on the penned-up press at the back of the hall.
The Violent Gasp of a Ruling Minority Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Historically the norm even in the US was that the powerful did what they would and the powerless suffered what they must. Conservatism is inherently hierarchical.

Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter
Republican candidate charged with assault after 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter | US news | The Guardian
Greg Gianforte's assault charge puts Republicans in a lose-lose situation in Montana - - Gianforte losing is a bad story for national Republicans. Gianforte winning might well be a worse one.

Update on Assault Investigation -- RP States He Was Just Assaulted By Greg Gianforte (Rethug)
GOP candidate in Montana race charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly body-slamming reporter - The Washington Post -- Last month, a voter at a Gianforte town hall pointed out a reporter in the room; then, according to the Missoulian, the voter called the media "the enemy" and mimed the act of wringing a neck. "It seems like there are more of us than there is of him," commented Gianforte (the Russian mole from mafia NJ)
Gianforte ": Lawyers, Guns & Money - John Dingell commented on this earlier: Hell, I spent 60 years in Congress without bodyslamming a single reporter.
Reporter: Only true thing in Gianforte's assault statement is my name and employer | TheHill
'The fish rots from the head': Morning Joe blames 'brutish' Trump for Gianforte's assault on reporter
Ben Jacobs got body slammed by Gianforte and didn't fight back. You would've done the same thing. - The Washington Post (tough-guy conservatives called him a wuss and crybaby)
Congressional Candidate Campaigns by Staying Out of Sight | Montana News | US News - Montana Republican Greg Gianforte has maintained a relatively low profile as he campaigns for U.S. Congress. (you have to be invited)

Gazette opinion: We're pulling our endorsement of Greg Gianforte
Missoulian rescinds Gianforte endorsement | Editorial | ... Three weeks ago, the Missoulian endorsed Gianforte because we took him at his word that he would set aside his personal beliefs, listen to Montanans and be their voice in the House.
AN IR VIEW: Independent Record withdraws endorsement of Gianforte | Helena Local News Feed |

Bice: Sheriff Clarke directed staff to hassle plane passenger after brief exchange (Thugocracry unleased everywhere)
Ann Arbor restaurant says ICE agents ate breakfast, then detained 3 workers | (full show your papers, among other things, maybe they could be bar-coded?)

Fox News host Sean Hannity takes a vacation after losing more advertisers

Texas approves feral hog hunting by hot air balloon | (a tourist attraction)

Cannabidiol, which is found in marijuana plants, reduced the number of convulsive seizures in children with a severe and often fatal epilepsy disorder : news ... Helped me with Crohn's disease. When I started drinking my tea with CBD infused honey, my stomach cramps went away. Completely symptom free. They even made 100% CBD Breath strips that I take in the morning. So much cheaper than spending $80,000 per Remmicade infusion. (why doctors hate pot)
A new study published in NEJM shows "solid, rigorous scientific evidence" that marijuana component cannabidiol was able to reduce epileptic seizures in children with Dravet syndrome. : science
Home Page | High Quality CBD | Lazarus Naturals Seattle

Discussion: MinuteEarth's Newest Video On The Geographic Origins Of Different Foods : askscience

Why can't photon have spin 0? : askscience
Researchers have found people who use religion as a way to achieve non-religious goals such as attaining status or joining a social group--and who regularly attend religious services are more likely to hold hostile attitudes toward outsiders. : science

Ladies, what is the most obvious hint you've dropped that went unnoticed by a guy? : AskReddit
Shiva, The Hindu God of Destruction : pics
Black mambas fighting on a golf course : gifs ("danger noodles")

2.6 million comments in, the FCC has changed almost nothing about its net neutrality proposal : technology (lie, cheat and steal)
Hackers are hiding computer viruses in film subtitles, security experts warn


Scientists just published an entire study refuting Scott Pruitt on climate change - The Washington Post (and his backdrop of coal miners)
Tropospheric Warming Over The Past Two Decades | Scientific Reports - Satellite temperature measurements do not support the recent claim of a "leveling off of wrming" over the past two decades.
Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park - The New York Times
The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say - LA Times

Manchester bombing probe expands with arrests on two continents - The Washington Post
When Terrorists Target Children - The New York Times
Manchester bombing manhunt sees heavily armed soldiers with gas masks and machine guns storm flat in city just hours after three men were seized in early-morning raid on home close to bomber's house
Outrage as Milo Yiannopoulos criticises Ariana Grande for being 'pro-Islam' after Manchester attack (anything to get attention ... when will FB ban him?)

US leak of Manchester attacker's name strikes new blow to intelligence sharing ... "US officials" ... The Trump administration's apparent indiscretion seems likely to cause consternation in London and could raise questions about future cooperation in the long term.
UK Officials Irritated That U.S. Leaked Info About Manchester Arena Attack | HuffPost
The Pentagon Can't Believe Trump Told Another President About Nuclear Subs Near North Korea
Israel Alters Intelligence Sharing with US

Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War: "You are doing an amaziing job." (assassinator in chief)
Read the Full Transcript of Trump's Call With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Spicer's absence in papal visit reveals Trump's family-first rule (edging out the Pope because he is the Antichrist)
Eschaton: Poor Spicey - Your regular reminder to everyone in the White House: lawyer up and quit. Trump's entourage at the Vatican on Wednesday included his wife, his daughter, and an array of staffers -- but not White House press secretary Sean Spicer, a devout Catholic who told reporters earlier this year that he gave up alcohol for Lent ... Hinted at but not quite stated: people would have let Spicey go in their place, but Trump decided not to let him. (that's really cold)
Wash. Post didn't disclose that writer who penned positive piece about Trump's Saudi trip is paid by Saudi government - Why does the Post embarrass itself by publishing lobbyist Ed Rogers?

James White on Twitter: "I photoshopped in the kid from THE OMEN and it's so perfect it's unnerving

How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe -- So let me get this straight, while the FBI was conducting an investigation into Russia interfering in the US elections, the Russians used the FBI to interfere in the US elections?
This is Huge, Astonishing -- But the new report from the Post that James Comey's decision to announce the Clinton "no charnges" decision on his own in July 2016 may itself have been the product of a successful Russian disinformation campaign is simply remarkable ... Regardless, the idea that the FBI and James Comey himself could have been punked by such an operation and taken such consequential actions on the basis of it is simply astonishing.
Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer - The New York Times

DOJ: AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials - (Beauregard lied? lock him up)

Trump's rhetoric hurt US tourism and retail - Business Insider -- Tourism in the US has drastically declined since Trump was elected ... share of international tourism has dropped 16% in March ... Meanwhile, tourism in the rest of the world has increased 6% year-over-year ... Hotels, with 15% of booking from foreign visitors, are expected to be hit even harder.
Americans -- too embarrassed to go abroad. Everyone else -- too afraid to come to America -- Of course, correlation /= causation, and this is data from one company. It would be irresponsible to say that the Orange Horror is definitely frightening tourists way. It could be that people are staying away out of fear they'll be harassed or harmed by red-faced thug in a MAGAhat.

New GOP fear: nine months of failure - Axios - Republican leaders are coming to the bleak conclusion they will end summer and begin the fall with ZERO significant legislative accomplishments.

Republicans Will Reject Trump's Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity (and richosity) It would most likely hurt some of the very voters in rural and economically distressed corners of the nation who catapulted Mr. Trump to the White House and Republicans to control of the House and Senate
Trump's Budget Doesn't Make Sense (because neither does Trump)
Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives - The New York Times (a million here, a million there)
Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says - The Washington Post - Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured within a decade
The CBO report for the AHCA reflects the wit & wisdom of Speaker Paul Ryan - Lawyers, Guns & Money (More money for us. Fuck you)
The Path to Universal Healthcare II: The Political and Policy Obstacles - Lawyers, Guns & Money
A Zero B.S. Guide To American Healthcare
Pro-Trumpcare Republicans Owned Millions in Health-Care Stock - Forty lawmakers who voted for AHCA had more than $23 million in investments and made more than $2 million in profit. And some of the most heavily invested cast key votes.

A Smarter Way to Interpret 2017's Special Elections
Donald Trump's Base Is Shrinking ... Trump received about 14 million votes out of a total of 62 million cast between the two parties, which works out to 23 percent of the total. So perhaps it's not a coincidence that 20 to 25 percent of the country still strongly supports Trump; they were with him from the start. (the insane and evil core)
Poll: Majority says mainstream media publishes fake news | TheHill - Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum ... Trump's job approval rating is at 45 percent approval and 55 percent
Fox News Poll: Trump approval down, voters support special counsel on Russia | Fox News - The poll finds 40 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, down from 45 percent last month. Disapproval is up 5 points to 53 percent.
Analysis: ESPN Lost Republican Viewers Across the Country in 2016 - Outkick the Coverage

Denver fights back against Trump's deportation crackdown with surprisingly simple change in law

Stories of New Orleans: As Monuments Go Down, Family Histories Emerge - The New York Times

In upset, Democrat Pellegrino wins 9th District Assembly seat | Newsday - "This is a thunderbolt of resistance," said Pellegrino, who becomes the first Democrat to hold the Assembly seat
A promising sign - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In a race for a New York State Assembly seat, Christine Pellegrino, who was a Bernie Sanders delegate last summer, racked up a 16-point win in a very heavily Republican Long Island district that had never before elected a Democrat: (and this comment: Mark Twain: "I prefer the climate of heaven and the company of hell")

These are Sean Hannity's Advertisers

The Man Behind The Seth Rich Private Investigation Has A White House Connection - Ed Butowsky is linked to Steve Bannon and the Mercer family (and therefore, Putin)
The life and death of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory - The Washington Post - When Seth Rich's Gmail account received an alert this week from, attempting to start a new account on a website created by the New Zealand-based Internet businessman and convicted hacker Kim Dotcom, his family knew that something was off ... the emailed invitation from appeared to be an attempt to gain access to Rich's email. (so 'lil Kimmy is a real sleazeball too)

Eschaton: The Charter Grift - the well-funded charter school movement has been a giant grift, diverting education dollars away from teachers and students and helping to destroy a base of Democratic support. And Democrats played a big role in that.
Don't Like Betsy DeVos? Blame the Democrats. The Democratic Party paved the way for the education secretary's efforts to privatize our public schools ... the first education secretary in history to be hostile to the very idea of public education.

Ben Carson calls poverty 'a state of mind' during interview

Reporter: GOP Congressional Candidate In Montana 'Body Slammed Me ... Wednesday, a day before a special election in the state.
Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana | US news | The Guardian ... On 28 April, Jacobs reported on Gianforte's financial ties to Russian companies that have been sanctioned by the US. (haha another Russian mole about to get elected)
Montana special election candidate Greg Gianforte 'body slams' reporter : news
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2017 Montana Special Election - "A look into Montana's special election between a multi-millionaire creationist and banjo player happening this week. (2017) : Documentaries

Conservatives Turning on Confederate Statues? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (interesting, the treason meme is catching on)

Budweiser stirs up America bottle controversy - Business Insider - patriotic packaging ... "America Beer"

Arrest made in discovery of opium poppy plants in Catawba County - | WBTV Charlotte - A man was arrested after deputies found nearly an acre of opium poppy in a Catawba County field Tuesday morning ... The sheriff estimates the plants could be valued at $500 million or more. (NC)

Christian school: Teen banned from graduation 'not because she is pregnant but because she was immoral' (it's their job)
A giant ark is just the start. These creationists have a bigger plan for recruiting new believers. - The Washington Post

iN 'Enormous Success,' xsyScientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence ... These genes do not determine intelligence, however. Their combined influence is minuscule ... Just as important, intelligence is profoundly shaped by the environment.
How Whales Became the Biggest Animals on the Planet - The New York Times -- Runoff from the glaciers would have washed nutrients like iron into coastal waters and intense seasonal upwelling cycles would have caused cold water from deep below to rise, bringing organic material toward the surface.
Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Genes - The New York Times -- Oldfield mice belong to the about 5 percent of species in which a male forms a long-term bond with a single female and offers paternal care.
Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart - The New York Times - an association between chocolate consumption and a lowered risk for atrial fibrillation,

Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More - The New York Times


British prime minister raises nation's threat level, saying another attack 'may be imminent'
Girl aged EIGHT died in ISIS attack on Manchester concert | Daily Mail Online - Suicide bomber kills 22 and injures 119 by detonating ball bearing bomb at packed Ariana Grande concert
Manchester Arena: 22 killed in concert terror attack -
Here Is All The Fake News About The Manchester Terror Attack
Manchester Arena attack: Islamic State claims it carried out bombing that killed 22 at Ariana Grande concert. : news
Manchester suicide attack lays bare limits of security measures | Reuters - experts say reinforced measures will do little to prevent determined individuals.
Eschaton: The Cycle - Someone does something horrible. A lot of bigotry is unleashed against innocent people. The usual suspects clamor to add more security theater and privacy intrusions. Repeat.
Potential terrorists in UK swells to 3,500 - but powers to monitor used LESS than in 2015 | UK | News |
Trump promises solidarity with U.K. against 'evil loser' terrorists
British and American Media Digital Frontpages on Manchester Attack - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Manchester Attack Shows How Terrorists Learn - The Atlantic - They are growing increasingly adept at killing us. Are we as inventive about saving lives? Or do bureaucracy, inertia, and failures of our own imagination stand in the way?

Matthew Levitt on Twitter: "Press statement @WhiteHouse says 1 goals of @POTUS Israel trip is "promote the possibility of lasting peach""
Trump wasn't always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change? -- "there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself and the Russians, zero." -- Research has shown that changes in speaking style can result from cognitive decline. (can't mention the Alz word)

Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides
CIA director alerted FBI to pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates - The Washington Post
Senate Intelligence Committee issues new subpoenas to Flynn's businesses
5 moments that show Trump isn't about to get any help from the intelligence community

President Trump's 'balanced' budget relies on $2,062,000,000,000 in mystery money

Fox News retracts controversial story on Seth Rich's death and alleged WikiLeaks contact (InHannity retracts nothing)

Jared Kushner's Other Real Estate Empire - Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious

Great Moments In Responsibility Evasion - Lawyers, Guns & Money : new study demonstrating the media's coverage of the campaign was abominably bad unless you think Clinton's email server was more important than every substantive issue put together and made her as or more unfit than Trump: (hello, NYT)

Fox News falls into 3rd place in primetime ratings for the first time in nearly 17 years : news

Father turns in his son after finding stolen weapons, homemade explosives : news

Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization : news (Lil' Jeffy Sessions' and Jason Lewis's worst nightmare)

Study finds mushrooms are the safest recreational drug : news

Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans. The new study claims the oldest Hominins could have lived in Europe, not Africa, : science - More fossils are needed but at this point it seems likely that the Eastern Mediterranean needs to be considered as just as likely a place of hominine diversification and hominin origins as tropical Africa. (7M yr is a long time)

Racist lady berates 2 women in Walmart. Upstanding employee actually steps in and helps out. : videos

Tajik President didn't let Trump win at the "aggressive handshake" game : gifs

TIL John Lennon was a wife beater. : todayilearned (and a general asshole)

What was something you saw you were definitely not supposed to see? : AskReddit
Old man plays the theme for "The Good The Bad and the Ugly" : videos

Comcast is trying to censor our pro-net neutrality website that calls for an investigation into fake FCC comments potentially funded by the cable lobby : technology
User launches site to search forged comments in your name to the FCC in an effort to collect evidence of astroturfing. Comcast sends Cease and Desist. : bestof


Manchester Arena: police confirm 19 dead after explosion at Ariana Grande concert -- Police treating incident as terrorist incident - About 50 more people have been injured
Police warning after reports of Manchester Arena explosion : news
Trump Comes to Israel Citing a Palestinian Deal as Crucial - The New York Times (wants ME to unite against Iran, the only democratic state there)

Eschaton: The Dementia Tax - That the Tories would propose and even implement that kind of bizarrely cruel policy that is pretty much standard in the US (details and mechanisms different, but effectively) does not surprise me, that they would put it in their pre-election Manifesto (platform) was... WTF?

Turkey condemns U.S. over 'aggressive' acts against its bodyguards during Erdogan's visit to D.C. (D.C. cops wouldn't let them murder everyone, like in Turkey)

Sources: Mueller visits FBI headquarters, briefed on Comey memos -
Chaffetz postpones Wednesday hearing after speaking with Comey - POLITICO - Spoke with Comey. He wants to speak with Special Counsel prior to public testimony. Hearing Wed postponed.

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence - The Washington Post -- Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate
Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About His Russia Ties, Letter Says - The New York Times - Pentagon investigators about his income from companies in Russia and contacts with officials there when he applied for a renewal of his top-secret security clearance last year ... ntentionally lying to federal investigators is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Separately, he also faces legal questions over failing to properly register as a foreign agent for lobbying he did last year on behalf of Turkey while advising the Trump campaign, which is also a felony ("misled" = "lied" : "they'll never look at that photo of me and Putin")

The Latest: AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment - ABC News
Caught in White House Chaos, Justice Dept. Official Seeks Neutral Ground - The New York Times
Did Trump obstruct justice? Rod Rosenstein may have just provided another clue. - The Washington Post - further questions that, if answered, would lend a great deal to our understanding of what really drove Trump's hatcheting of the man overseeing the probe into his campaign's possible collusion with Russian meddling in the election. (will Rod "survive" his treasonous perfidy?)

Trump's bizarre and un-American visit to Saudi Arabia ... Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and others in the delegation did exactly that, by participating in this sinister all-male dance ... Tillerson holding a news conference for foreign press only. The U.S. press corps was not invited. Presumably this was because the White House doesn't want Americans to find out what the president was doing in Saudi Arabia? (+oh look, Ja-Red in gthe background)

Trump 'exhausted' three days into first trip abroad as president: Reports (very low stamina. sad. pathetic.)
'He's bveen neutered' : Trump supporters melt down after president calls Islam< 'one of world's great faiths' (idiots)
Vic Berger IV on Twitter: "Today is the day Donald Trump became President Cuck. Too scared to say #RadicalIslamicTerror. Pathetic! #maga @realDonaldTrump"
Trump's Direct Saudi-to-Israel Flight Breaks Symbolic Barrier
Ross Gushes About Lack of Protesters, 'Bad Placards' in Saudi ... Ross noted the absence of any protestors during the visit, in contrast to the situation in the US. (so they will implement a religious-based authoritrarian dictatorship)

Escalating probes rattle Trump and his aides - POLITICO - intensifying investigations
Donald Trump to America: Please impeach me
The Trump White House is collapsing - At the time the president divulged to the Russians his motivation for firing his FBI director, the administration was still sticking to its ridiculous story that Comey lost his job because he botched the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails

Why Sally Yates Stood Up to Trump - The New Yorker - The former acting Attorney General reflects on the F.B.I., Michael Flynn, and how the President ended her career at the Justice Department.

Trump Russia: The U.S. President's Disturbingly Deep Ties To Russia | - A Closer Look At Donald Trump's Disturbingly Deep Ties To Russia

Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits - The Washington Post
Trump's Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts
In Conclusion, Both Sides Do It, But the Democrats Are Worse - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Strange -- it's almost as if Donald Trump is a Republican or something. (Seriously, remember all the discussion about whether Democrats should be cutting deals with Trump? That was surreal.)

Trump wanted to veto bill to keep government open - Axios (he wanted a vacation)
While You Weren't Looking, Trump Basically Killed Dodd-Frank | HuffPost - It was fun while it lasted. (took Obama a year of negotiation with Blue-dogs and Refucks, Trump a stroke of the pen)

John Podesta Unloads on Trump - POLITICO Magazine - The former chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign says the president is 'absolutely crazy' and Republicans are stuck to him like 'Velcro.'
White House Moves to Block Ethics Inquiry Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll - The New York Times
trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened

Poll: Democrats have edge over Republican front-runner in Va. governor's race

california's single-payer plan costs $400 billion -- wice the state's entire budget

Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court on 5-3 Vote Affirms NC Racial Gerrymandering Case, with Thomas in Majority and Roberts in Dissent | Election Law Blog
Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina maps for Congress - ruled Monday that racial considerations pervaded the way North Carolina lawmakers drew congressional maps after the 2010 Census in order to maximize Republican's advantage (o rly)

Senators ask FCC why reporter was "manhandled" after net neutrality vote -- Don't roughhouse journalists who are trying to ask questions.

GOP Lawmaker: Lynch Anyone Who Takes Down Confederate Monuments | HuffPost - None of the state's Republican leaders have condemned Karl Oliver's comments ... A Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives has called for lynching anyone who removes a Confederate monument, including lawmakers in a neighboring state. ... "likes" from two of Oliver's ellow Republican lawmakers, state Rep. John Read and state Rep. Doug McLeod

The Online Radicalization We're Not Talking About -- a recent study shows that white-supremacist Twitter accounts have increased more than 600 percent since 2012, and outperform ISIS accounts by every possible metric.
How Your Fake News Sausage Gets Made - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Briefly, before Wheeler recanted his story, the Young Turks network's "Jimmy Dore Show" chewed over the revelation that Rich was in contact with WikiLeaks ... some of the dimmer elements of the nominal left talking about how Hillary getting informed that a debate in Flint would have a question abotu poisoned water was worth 4 millions votes ... A quasi-Heidelbergian evil knockoff of Glenn Greenwald with no redeeming qualities whatsoever and 1/4 the IQ points? OK, yeah.
Rod Wheeler Claims on The O'Reilly Factor Lesbian Gangs are Raping Young Girls (Fox: 2007) pink pistol-packing lesbian gangs are terrorizing the nation (flames! carngage! rape!)

St. Paul's School admits 13 staffers engaged in sexual misconduct' ... Another 10 former faculty and staff were accused of engaging in sexual misconduct ... A further cluster of 11 current and former faculty and staff members were accused (St. Pedo's)

'Neo-Nazi' in Florida National Guard arrested after explosives found at Tampa Palms murder scene -- A man accused of shooting his two roommates Friday in a Tampa Palms apartment told police he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with the men until he converted to Islam then killed them because they showed disrespect for his faith ... Jail records show Arthurs was born in Florida.

Police, FBI investigating University of Maryland killing as possible hate crime - Baltimore Sun - The group, called 'Alt-Reich Nation" on Facebook
Hate speech, hate crimes and the illusion of plausible deniability - Lawyers, Guns & Money : On Saturday Richard Collins, III, came to the University of Maryland to visit friends and celebrate being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. He was going to graduate from Bowie State on Tuesday ... stabbed to death by Sean Urbanski, a UMD student and member of a Facebook group called Alt Reich Nation
'Beyond the realm of belief': Noose found in U-Md. fraternity house (3 wks ago, guess not "beyond the realm")

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag - The New York Times -- chanting "blood and soil" ... "master race" ... "lesser peoples" ... the intimate connection between Nazi-era rule in Germany and Jim Crow-era rule in the United States.... how German propagandists sought to normalize the Nazi agenda domestically by putting forth the United States as a model.

What Elites Do Instead of Providing Services, Redux | Pedestrian Observations - ne is from a panel headlined by J. D. Vance, which Pete Saunders and Aaron Renn both sat on (right-wing solutions to social problems)

Domestic extremists tend to be much older, better educated, more affluent, more religious, and are more likely to be white than street gang members, according to a new study that systematically compares the groups for the first time. : science

Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder 'Patent Trolls' ... More than 40 percent of patent lawsuits, for instance, are filed in a federal court in East Texas. In recent years, a single judge based in Marshall, Tex., oversaw about a quarter of all patent cases nationwide, more than the number handled by all federal judges in California, Florida and New York combined.

MSNBC Reaches Number One For First Time in Primetime Ratings | Variety (as they dump top-rated O'Donnell

In Wreckage of the Fyre Festival, Fury, Lawsuits and an Inquiry - The New York Times takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives : technology

Use of 'light' cigarettes linked to rise in lung adenocarcinoma - Light or low tar cigarettes have holes in the cigarette filter, which allow smokers to inhale more smoke with higher levels of carcinogens, mutagens and other toxins. : science

What dark secrets do popular subreddits have in their past? : AskReddit
What makes someone a bad Redditor? : AskReddit - TOUCH MY NO-NO WITH YOUR YEAH-YEAH
[NSFW] What are some dirty secrets you have seen at a Bachelor/Bachelorette Party that could ruin the marriage? : AskReddit

IamA the "accidental hero" who helped stop the WannaCry attack AMA! : IAmA

America's dangerous Internet delusion -- The unmistakable lesson of recent years is that the Internet is a double-edged sword. (Robert Samuelson discovers hacking, years after Snowden)


Netanyahu Orders Cabinet Ministers To Attend Trump's Welcoming Ceremony | HuffPost

Erdogan Says He Will Extend His Sweeping Rule Over Turkey - The New York Times -- So far, the decrees have allowed Mr. Erdogan to jail more than 40,000 people accused of plotting a failed coup, fire or suspend more than 140,000 additional people, shut down about 1,500 civil groups, arrest at least 120 journalists and close more than 150 news media outlets.

Venezuelans are still in the streets, after 50 days of constant protesting.

Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults : news

Trump to summon Muslim nations to confront 'trhe crisis of Islamist extremism' (with his own extreme crisis)
Trump Urges Muslim Leaders to Purge Their Societies of 'Foot Soldiers of Evil' (takes one to know one +you know, those 9/11 Saudis)
'I think Islam hates us': A timeline of Trump's comments about Islam and Muslims
Donald of Arabia - POLITICO Magazine - He didn't do anything embarrassing. But he did commit the United States to a deeper alliance with the very leaders who are part of the problem.
When I Became President For the Seventh Time - Lawyers, Guns & Money (media decides all of a sudden again Trump is "presidential")
Steve Bannon experiencing his worst nightmare : gifs

The Fact Checker: In 119 days, President Trump has made 586 false and misleading claims (five lies a day from the mouth of the Antichrist)

Rosenstein Still Won't Come Clean ... Comey was in fact being fired to stymie the investigation into Trump's Trump's associates ties to Russia, and that Rosenstein chose to make himself a party to that bad act
The Look of Collusion -- The kinds of discussions, signals, hints that would likely count as collusion would not look much different from what we now know happened in the Oval Office with President Trump and the Russian Foreign Minister.
McMaster won't say if President Trump confronted Russian officials about election interference
Top Oversight Dem: I Want Every Note White House Has On Trump's Meeting With Russians

President Mike Pence Would Be in for a World of Pain - POLITICO Magazine
Don't Shed A Tear For Mike Pence, Folks. He knew what he was signing up for.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up ... Statements such as "well, it can't get any worse" and even the concept of a "bad week" seem ever so quaint.

From 'Nutjob' to "Wacko,' Trump's history of using insulting words mocks mental health (and severe projection disorder)
McCain 'almost speechless' over Trump's 'nutjob' jab ... "do we handle it like Ronald Reagan handled Iran-Contra?" (yeah, Ronnie really "handled" that one)

A Slow-Motion Coup d'dtat? (Jews for Trumpster)
Byron York: Harvard study: CNN, NBC Trump coverage 93 percent negative (because they reported what he was doing)

California Democrats shout down Tom Perez | The Sacramento Bee - booed and heckled Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez after marching from the state Capitol to promote a universal heath care program.

Republicans fearing for their safety as anger, threats mount | TheHill - A growing number of House Republicans are facing physical threats from angry constituents in their districts, leading many to fear for their safety. (what comes around ...)

Chaffetz: Jail individuals leaking information | TheHill (leaking much more important than Trump being a Russian pawn)

The Seth Rich conspiracy shows how fake news still works - The Washington Post (Murdoch at the bottom)
Gingrich spreads conspiracy theory about slain DNC staffer - The Washington Post (evil fuckers will evil)

Alabama lawmakers approve Confederate monument protections - as some Southern cities rethink the appropriateness of keeping such emblems on public property. (traitors to Amercia at work)
Racial slurs thrown at Al Green after calling for impeachment of President Trump - Houston Chronicle - During a town hall meeting Saturday, Congressman Al Green played recordings of threatening voicemail messages left for him after he demanded the impeachment of President Donald Trump on the House floor earlier this week.

The Privatization Prophets - For years, millionaires and religious zealots have teamed up to preach "school choice" in an effort to dismantle public education. (and loot all the money making children stupid so they will vote for stupid)

The New Gilded Age in One Story - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Important journalism coming from the Times: Many wealthy parents find it hard to talk to their kids about the millions of dollars they'll inherit

Military healthcare paying more than $400 for a $46 can of baby formula : news

Ohio supreme court judge calls for legalisation of marijuana : news - Freaking Ohio can get legal marijuana before New York...
Ohio boy, 5, saves overdosed parents after walking two blocks, alone and barefoot, for help : news

Those Rubes Won't Run Themselves! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the idea that one bad journal article that was approved by an editor and one or two peer reviewers or group of law students or whatever could discredit an entire field is transparently idiotic ... Of course the likes of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris would fall for this embarrassingly obvious con: And look who got duped: @RichardDawkins. @sapinker. @michaelshermer. @SamHarrisOrg. That's quite a list. (Sam "Charles Murray does great science" Harris +Tuval +penises do cause climate change, sorry)
Crooked Timber: Thoughts on the Hypatia affair (comments meltdown and Holbo)
The Dolezal affair: race, gender, and the micropolitics of identity - brubaker2015.pdf

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big - The Washington Post - the lymphatic vessels extended to the brain after all ... many people with Alzheimer's disease also have glaucoma ... glymphatic flow is significantly decreased in the period just before a migraine ... sleeping on your back is somewhat better, while lying on your side appears to produce the best results.
The immune system and the brain: Professor Michal Schwartz talk at ANU - YouTube

Turkeyburgerfries comments on MIL took out a student loan in my wife's name 6 years ago without telling her. Fails to pay them back.
What is the TLDR of your country's history? : AskReddit
Journalist asks the coach why he let one of his players attend his child getting born, while they're in the middle of the playoffs : videos

FCC says it was hit by a DDoS attack, but refuses to show any evidence : technology
Man who saved the NHS from hackers says 'super invasive' British tabloids are forcing him to move house : news
This story follows two people whose computers were infected with the WannaCry ransomware last week. One of them paid the ransom, and the other didn't : technology


Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions
Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study
The World's Largest Wind Turbines Have Started Generating Power in England - A single revolution of a turbine's blades can power a home for 29 hours.

Russia's 'Killer Satellites' Re-Awaken

Was Vietnam Winnable? - The New York Times - We killed three million Vietnamese, lost 58,000 of our own people, dropped a greater tonnage of bombs on Vietnam than were dropped in all of World War II, dropped colossal amounts of Agent Orange, which killed thousands and is still making people sick, dropped an immense tonnage of bombs on Laos and Cambodia, killing hundreds of thousands of people and leading in the latter case directly to the genocide of Pol Pot, and the murder of 1.7 million people, and this author is sorry we didn't go further. This is a pretty good definition of moral idiocy.

Whitewash As Public Service: How 9/11 Commission Report Defrauds America - Democratic Underground (how Bush and Cheney got away with mass murder, and Trump will too)

Israeli intel officials shouted at US counterparts after Trump disclosure: report | TheHill

Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran by a Wide Margin - The New York Times

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations - The New York Times

First Erdogan's goons attack protesters. Then, the embassy blames the victims. (sound familiar?)
Trump's shameful silence on Turkish protest (birds of a feather)
Enes Kanter says he's being held at a Romanian airport because of his political views (Erdofuck is the boss of Romania

Gunmen rob bus full of federal police in Mexico : news

The Italian government has approved a law ordering parents to vaccinate children or face fines. The authorities have noted a rise in measles cases, which the cabinet blames on "the spread of anti-scientific theories." : news

As Trump prepared for Riyadh visit, Saudis blocked U.S. on terrorist sanctions - The Washington Post - proposal to impose sanctions against a Saudi branch of the terrorist group, documents show. (sound familiar?)

Saudi leaders hail Trump visit as 'reset of regional order' -- visit, which was accompanied by military deals worth $110bn, eases tensions between two nations
People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock -- On the president's ill-timed world tour (Berlin)
Conservative media coverage gap on Trump, Obama bows - Axios
Eschaton: The World's Easiest Mark -- We're going to wake up one day and discover he's given Florida to Italy or something.
Trump Twitter Archive

Source: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him -
Between Trump and his national security adviser lie 'ferocious' internal politics

Russian officials bragged they could use Michael Flynn to influence Donald Trump, sources say -
Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest in Russia investigation' | The Independent (no US paper will say this yet)

Trump Discovers the Dangers of Governing at Daredevil Speed - The New York Times - What unnerves Mr. Trump and his staff the most is the eerily familiar tempo of these disclosures. It is as if some unseen adversary has copied Mr. Trump's own velocity and ferocity in an attempt to destroy him, several people close to the president said. Sources are shuttling all kinds of information about Mr. Trump to reporters at a pace the White House cannot match. (read that again. the WH can't keep pace with itself!)

How long can this keep going on? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eschaton: The Leaks - but nobody near to Obama ever (I really can't think of a single example) leaked to make Obama look bad. There are like 15 per day with Trump.
Donald Trump Knows Just How Bad the Russia Investigation Can Get
West Wing aides brace for big attorney bills - POLITICO

Five myths about Watergate - The Washington Post

TIL: Mississippi had its own official Stasi-like spy agency dedicated to opposing civil rights. You can search its archives online. : todayilearned

Why Buy American Campaigns Are Bad - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The interview explores the deep problem with Buy American campaigns because they are anti-worker and xenophobic. (but dumb white voters love them)

'They were not patriots': New Orleans removes monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee -- "They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, ignoring the terror that it actually stood for" ("patriots" in defense of slavery" (monuments to whiteness)

2 Texas men get 3 years in prison for beating Sikh man and cutting off his hair : news

Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security (of course he did)

Black man will spend six years in Georgia prison despite jury finding him 'not guilty' : news
VIDEO: Elgin Police Officer Arrested For Drunk Driving, Walks Free : news
A new study from the University of Indianapolis published in the American Journal of Public Health finds that citizens living in states with the weakest gun laws are more than twice as likely to be fatally shot by law enforcement. : science

New York enclave with Nazi roots forced to end discriminating policies | US news | The Guardian - German American Settlement League settled anti-discrimination case that ended a policy limiting house ownership to people of German descent (hello, Charles Lingburgh)

The court called the registration process 'quite extensive, as one would imagine for airplanes (next up, FAA rules for paper airplanes)

Walk: A Message To The Class Of 2017

Salem State hack leaves racist language on Twitter account - The Boston Globe

Skeptic ; Reading Room ; The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct: A Sokal-Style Hoax on Gender Studies ("social sciences")
A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on "the conceptual penis"

Autistic people are three times more likely to have hallucinations than the general population, a new study has found. : science
Instagram ranked worst social network for young people's mental health : news
resplendence4 comments on Melania Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia without headscarf - two years after Donald criticised Michelle Obama for showing her hair (Trump effect in therapy)

What sub-reddit did you immediately NOPE the fuck out of? : AskReddit
People of Reddit. What's your proudest fap? : AskReddit
/u/whywilson goes into the history of the_donald and what it has become today. : bestof

SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, ACTA, TPP, ITU, CISPA again, TAFTA. We won them all. In 2015 Net Neutrality, for free access to our Internets. The FCC just signalled the death knell for that hard-won fight. We need to have a serious conversation and fight this, and time is short. Let's have that conversation. : technology
Ten years of Jezebel: the website that changed women's media forever | Life and style | The Guardian
Amazon made a small change to the way it sells books. Publishers are terrified. : books


TIL of the Bodo League Massacre, where 100,000 + suspected communists were killed by the South Korean government in 1950. US, Australian, and British officials witnessed and photographed the political genocide. : todayilearned

Chinese fighter flies inverted over US Air Force jet -

Julian Assange Rape Inquiry Is Dropped but His Legal Problems Remain Enormous - The New York Times
Sweden drops Assange rape investigation - BBC News : news

[UK] Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government : technology (Torynet!)

Was Erdogan personally involved in his bodyguards' attacks on protesters in D.C.?

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack | The Nation - ? The Department of Justice is perverting a rule to shut down immigrant-rights lawyers.

Ex-FBI Chief Comey To Testify To Senate Panel In Public Session | HuffPost - Comey was fired by President Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say - The Washington Post - Current administration officials who have acknowledged contacts with Russian officials include President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Why the special counsel should make Trump's aides very nervous (and whose picture do they use?)
Trump-Russia investiigation: Coverup is now part of it | McClatchy Washington Bureau
Vladimir Putin Outsmarts Trump Again with Offer to Provide Transcript of Oval Office Meeting - His offer to provide a transcript of That Meeting is Grade-A trolling.

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure (in his tiny brain for an hour or two until reality tried to sink in again)
rump Told Russians That Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

VP Mike Pence Was Never Informed About Flynn: Source - NBC News

What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump - Lawfare -- President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation ... Trump requested that Comey commit to personal loyalty to the President, and that Comey declined ... he expressed wariness about the then-still-unconfirmed deputy attorney general nominee, Rod Rosenstein ... What loyalty oath had Rosenstein been asked to swear, and what happened at whatever dinner that request took place?

What Comes After Farce? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump Officals: 'He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron<' (well, somebody finally said it)
The violent rally Trump can't get past

Senate Inquiries Narrow as Rosenstein Suggests Plan to Fire Comey Predated Memo - The New York Times
White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation: sources | Reuters

Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - 38 percent of adults approved of Trump while 56 percent disapproved. The remaining 6 percent had "mixed feelings")
Trump's Approval Sinks Further Amid Avalanche of Bad Headlines - Morning Consult - 41 percent saying they still approve of his job performance and 53 percent disapproving
'It's all bullshit': Trump voters have no regrets because they don't trust reports on Comey and Russia (and they go on their "instincts"

Recapping a stunningly bad two weeks for the Trump White House - The Washington Post
Will Republicans ever rein in Trump? Only when this happens. - The Washington Post - 1) Trump's conduct further devolves into truly unhinged autocratic madness 2) Republicans lose both upcoming special elections
Scandals and the American Party System - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- I argue that while the facts uncovered by the Mueller investigation will probably be as bad as Watergate and could well be much worse, given current partisan polarization the political effects are likely to be more like Iran-Contra:

Sources: White House lawyers research impeachment -
Why Do All of These Authoritarians Keep Ending Up in the Trump Administration? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump told aides firing Flynn was a mistake - POLITICO - The president has grown obsessed with defending the tough-talking 58-year-old general,

Roll Call Reporter Says F.C.C. Security Pinned Him to a Wall - The New York Times - after he tried to ask a question of a commissioner. (new rules for reporters in the Trumpocracy)
FCC security guards manhandle reporter, eject him from meeting for asking questions - The Washington Post
FCC under fire after Agency guards 'manhandle' reporter: '...long-time defense reporter John Donnelly was "manhandled" during yesterday's FCC meeting simply for trying to ask a question.' : technology

Ryan: More audio leaks 'cause for concern' | TheHill - after a leak emerged from a 2016 House GOP leadership meeting. (hahahaha)

Q: Does Obamacare have a curse on it that turns all who try to overturn it into bumbling dimwits who can't tell their ass from their elbow? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - A: Of course not. They were already Republicans to begin with.

The Ballad of Holy Joe - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - As Duncan also observed, in addition to the litany of other negative things that can be said about him Joe Lieberman is almost comically unqualified and unfit to be head of the FBI: (rise of the undead Lieberputz)

Since the Beginning of Time, Democrats Have Yearned to Destroy the Legitimacy of Democratic Elections : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I know, the writers have let their material get out of hand, it's not even remotely convincing anymore. I'd stop wtching but I'm urious to see how they manage to tie it all together without just resorting to a nuclear conflagration to wrap everything up.

Biden disses Clinton: 'I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate'
Hey Joe. Where you going with that foot in your mouth? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Speaking at the SALT hedge fun conference in Las Vegas, Biden told attendees that he believed he could have done a better job taking on President Trump on the campaign trail, CNN reported ... Perhaps the man who twice failed to clinch a nomination for Democratic president is not the best judge of these things?

F.B.I. Once Warned G.O.P. Congressman That Russian Spies Were Recruiting Him - The New York Times - Dana Rohrabacher of California, has been known for years as one of Moscow's biggest defenders

Ben Sasse on Twitter: "holy moly - it looks like @SenSchumer and I are smoking reefer outside a wedding..."

Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia - Vox - Last Thursday, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) was forced to apologize for spreading a false claim that a New York grand jury was investigating Trump and Russia.

Ivanka and Jared get a rabbinical pass to fly Air Force One - POLITICO - a rabbinical dispensation to travel on the Jewish Sabbath

Taibbi: Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever - Rolling Stone - Fox News founder made this the hate-filled, moronic country it is today
Roger and Me
Roger Ailes' true legacy: His misbegotten swamp child is in the White House ... Ailes built a "news" channel bent on creating an alternate reality. President Trump is his masterwork
Some Loving Tributes To Roger Ailes - Lawyers, Guns & Money
We Live in the World Roger Ailes Broke -- Roger Ailes is survived by Trump, Hannity, this awful time.

Fox News Fires 'The five' Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment (Fox full of misogynous racist asshole)
Fox News Fires Bob Beckel For Making Racist Comment : news

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Federal Obscenity Charge - The New York Times
Huma Abedin finally files for divorce from Anthony Weiner | New York Post
A necessary moment for Anthony Weiner - The Washington Post
Weiner lowered the bar. The bar is now subterranean. We are digging holes in order to accommodate the low altitude of the bar.

The Billionaires' Tea Party - YouTube
The_Errorest comments on Right wing shock jock Alex Jones vowed a win or die fight in Idaho exposing Islam.... ends up apologizing for his behavior.

Steve Harvey Accused of Torturing His Ex-Wife in $60 Million Lawsuit : news

I found a Kent State Class of 1971 yearbook at a yard sale. Hidden inside were 11 one-of-a-kind photos showing military activity before the massacre. [x-post /r/interestingasfuck] : pics

What was the biggest "surprise motherfucker" in history? : AskReddit

14-year-old could face life as sex offender for sex with 12-year-old girlfriend - Houston Chronicle - The idea that a 14-year-old who has sex with a person just a little bit younger then him or her would be treated as the worst of the worst in our society and placed on the sex offender registry is really sick, (they love destroying lives)

Americans Are Paying $38 to Collect $1 of Student Debt : news

Charles Murray is a Hateful Crackpot Whose Views Should Not Be Legitimized - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - To present him as a serious intellectual and victim of political correctness, as Harris apparently did, is simply beyond the pale.
Shilling for Hitler - - Eminent historians defended Holocaust denier David Irving in the name of free speech and scholarship. Deborah Lipstadt's account of her libel trial with Irving proves how colossally wrong they were ... This is the tack Christopher Hitchens has long taken when writing about David Irving,

If each day is only 23h56m4s, over the course of 4 years, we accumulate 95.7 hours of unaccounted time when approximating each day to 24 hours. We give ourselves one extra day in February, which accounts for only 24 hours of that extra time, but where does that extra 71.7 hours go? : askscience

Woman Sued For Texting During Movie Confronts Date, Returns Money : movies

WikiLeaks Reveals 'Athena' CIA Spying Program Targeting All Versions of Windows : technology
ELI5: How were ISP's able to "pocket" the $200 billion grant that was supposed to be dedicated toward fiber cable infrastructure? : explainlikeimfive


Eschaton: Oopsie - It's ancient history now, like the Vietnam war was when I was a kid, but a million+ people died because the Very Serious People in our country got a big boner for war. (and everyone walked away)

Can't Trump Land His Helicopter on This UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peace? Sheesh. (he wanted to land his fucking helicopter on top of Masada)

Special counsel vs. special prosecutor: What's the difference? (good scandal history)

Chelsea Manning was just released from prison. The fight over her legacy is still raging. - Vox - Her impact on the United States will be felt for years to come.

Senate Dems: Deputy AG knew Comey was being removed before writing memo | TheHill - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knew FBI Director James Comey was going to be fired before he wrote a memo recommending Come (why, that looks a little ...)

Trump's Worst Nightmare Comes True -- President Trump fired James Comey. He got his old pal, Robert Mueller, instead -- and years of trouble
Donald Trump Lashes Out At 'Witch Hunt' After Special Prosecutor Named | HuffPost - "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" (on which he's an expert)
Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation - The Washington Post (says Putin has the tapes to prove it)
How Trump Learned About the Special Counsel on Russia - The New York Times - Mr. Trump, who was looking through papers, reacted calmly but defiantly at first, according to two people familiar with the events, saying he wanted to "fight back" (and immediately got on the phone to Putin)
Vladimir Putin took time at a press conference to gloat about Trump - Vox - If the US administration finds it necessary, we are ready to provide the record of the conversation between Trump and Lavrov to the Senate and Congress

Flynn, Manafort Are Key Figures in Russia Probe Mueller Will Lead - NBC News
The Ghost of Mike Flynn Haunts the White House - The Atlantic - short tenure as national-security adviser continues to haunt the White House.
Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House - The New York Times
Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources | Reuter (not counting Trump getting pee'd on) s
Flynn stopped military plan Turkey opposed -- after being paid as its agent (totally corrupt and treasonous Republicans)
You Need To Connect The Dots Between The Bombshell Michael Flynn Stories | HuffPost - The former national security adviser sided with the Turkish president in delaying an attack on ISIS. But before Turkey paid him, Flynn had wanted Erdogan out.

The Special Counsel Mistake - WSJ - Rosenstein bends to political pressure, and here we go again. (WSJ, publisher of the 42-volume "Clintongagte Papers" has a major sad)

It Isn't Just Narcissism -- National Security Council officials have strategically included Trump's name in "as many paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he's mentioned"
New Revelation On Flynn Adds Puzzling Wrinkle To Scandal Timeline
Donald Trump Talked Michael Flynn Into White House Job - The retired general was under investigation. The incoming president was determined to have him as national security adviser anyway.

If you work for Trump, it's time to quit -- After the Comey firing and the Russia intel leak, the I'm -taking-one-for-the-team ship has sailed.
Kellyanne Conway cancels Fox appearance after special prosecutor announcement | TheHill
Trump turns to ex-campaign aides as scandals pile up - POLITICO - He has brought Corey Lewandowski, Jason Miller and David Bossie back into his orbit.

We tracked the Trump scandals on right-wing news sites. Here's how they covered it ... We're experiencing these historical events very differently.
Even historians think the Trump intelligence scandal is unprecedented - Vox

Trump: The End Game - Robert Kuttner -- May 18, 2017 -- If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly -- Shakespeare, Macbeth -- This will happen, and it will happen faster than most people thought. Let's hope Trump doesn't blow us all up first

Conservatives begin to whisper: President Pence - POLITICO - With Trump swamped by self-inflicted scandals, Republicans find solace in the man waiting in the wings.
Trump's Justice -- Neil Gorsuch will be the enduring symbol of a disastrous presidency.

Trump isn't a toddler -- he's s a product of America's culture of impunity for the rich (he's a rick toddler: "I'm the same person I was in first grade")

American Democracy Betrayed | by Elizabeth Drew | The New York Review of Books - Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's democracy (the party of lie, cheat and steal)

Trying Not to Drown in a Flood of Major Breaking News - The New York Times

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Congress should abandon Russia investigation, go back to Clinton's emails. "There's a new front opening here." (the "responsible" Republicans are all just as evil)

Immigration Arrests Rise Sharply as a Trump Mandate Is Carried Out - The New York Times (they love hurting people)
Eschaton: FBI Joe - Leaving aside all of my rather strong opinions about Joe Lieberman, only in DC could he be seriously considered for the job of running the FBI. His relevant experience? None. (pure coincidence)

Wikileaks Jumps In (Julian looks like a Trump-supporting idiot because he is)

Chaffetz to announce early departure from Congress - POLITICO - Several sources in the Capitol say Chaffetz has told his colleagues he will appear on Fox News.

Someone Is Rearranging Ivanka Trump's Barnes & Noble Book Display
Fox New's Kimberly Guilfoyle Won't Take Over for Sean Spicer
Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, An Influential And Destructive Force In Media, Has Died | HuffPost
Roger Ailes - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Roger Ailes, penis-shaped rapist, dies at 77. The strain of being outed as a pervert was too much for his tiny, withered heart, doctors say. Headline from the Karma Daily Post ... for the first time in his life he did something to make the world a better place
A Very Brief Obituary for Roger Ailes, Fox News Chief - A Few Words About Roger Ailes. Very few.
The Revenge of Roger's Angels --How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media.
Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye Original - YouTube

Louisiana House Tries to Prevent Confederate Memorial Removals in New Orleans - "The War Between the States" Really.

Controversial N.H. legislator resigns - The Boston Globe - Three weeks ago The Daily Beast website reported that Fisher had created a forum called "The Red Pill" on gthe social network Reddit

Charles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ - Vox - Podcaster and author Sam Harris is the latest to fall for it ... In an episode that runs nearly two and a half hours, Harris, who is best known as the author of The End of Faith, presents Murray as a victim of "a politically correct moral panic" -- and goes so far as to say that Murray has no intellectually honest academic critics

Satans Little Helper on Twitter: "You know your generation's had it rough when its image of decadence is a vegetable on a slice of bread."

I travel the U.S. reporting on the way weed laws affect people's lives for my show WEEDIQUETTE on VICELAND - AMA : IAmA

Multiverse: Astronomers may have found evidence of parallel universes : science

Watch this bizarre, hilarious history of the whole world - Vox

Teenagers of Reddit, what is something you'd like to ask adults of Reddit? : AskReddit

Erdogan Security Forces Charge Protesters in 'Brutal Attack,' Police say (sounds like Turkey, doesn't it?)
Erdogan bodyguard strangling a yazidi woman protester. : pics
With Friends Like These - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - but it may also be that the security forces of foreign autocrat just directly attacked US residents and citizens on US soil with impunity. Trump's own history suggests he might even applaud such a move. (he's making the autocrat rounds)
There's a Reason Authoritarians Beat Up Protesters in Our Nation's Capital -- Something's changed
All the times Trump has called for violence at his rallies

Trump to unveil plans for an 'Arab NATO' in Saudi Arabia
Eschaton: Our Dumb Country -- Obviously Trump doesn't know anything about anything, so any speech subject would be pretty funny, but he of course knows absolutely nothing about Islam and yet "we" think it's perfectly fine and normal to visit another country and talk to them about their state religion. I'm sure they will value his insights and also all the weapons he sells them. (America is having a hard time thinking)

Deputy attorney general appoints special counsel to oversee probe of Russian interference in election - The Washington Post
Justice Department appoints special prosecutor for Russia investigation : news (evangelicals now forgive immorality in elected Republicans +a net swing of 82 percentage points between late October 2016 and mid-March 2017 on whether the economy is good or gad among Rebublicans))
Justice Department appoints special prosecutor for Russia investigation : news ... McCarthy: "two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump"
Robert Mueller as Special Prosecutor for Russia Case Is Bad News for Trump (+Charlyism: "like being a volunteer fireman in hell")
Senate Panel Asks Comey to Testify on Flynn and Trump - The New York Times

The guy who predicted Comey's memos thinks Comey may be trying to take down Trump
cover Story: "Broken Windows" by Barry Blitt (speaking of precient)

Trump's disclosure endangered spy placed inside ISIS by Israel, officials say
Israeli Official: Trump Sharing Intelligence With Russia Is "Worst Fears Confirmed"

Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov - (Putin "tapped" him too) Putin dismissed allegations that Trump had shared top-secret security intelligence with Russian diplomats as "political schizophrenia'
Putin offers to provide Congress with details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys - The Washington Post
House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: 'I think Putin pays' Trump

"Coney's revenge" may be far from over ... There could be more memos, and there will be lots more leaks.
Gregg Jarrett: Comey's revenge is a gun without powder (said Satan's mouthpiece)

Trump Should Worry: Comey Memo Describes a High Crime - Bloomberg - isn't a legal crime, but it is an impeachable offense.
Did Donald Trump Jr. Just CONFIRM the Details in Comey Memo? ("Truth")

Health Care Puts House in Play - Public Policy Polling - Only 40% of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 54% who disapprove. For the first time we find more voters (48%) in support of impeaching Trump than there are (41%) opposed to the idea. Only 43% of voters think Trump is actually going to end up serving his full term as President, while 45% think he won't, and 12% aren't sure one way or the other.

Sally Yates Knocks Down WH Talking Points On Flynn Firing In CNN Interview -- "When you call the White House counsel and say you have to meet with them that day about something you can't talk about on the phone and you tell them that their national security adviser may be able to be blackmailed by the Russians, I'm not sure how much more of a siren do you need to sound" (it was just a little "heads up")

Eschaton: The President Of The United States - Only like 25 more years of this.
Eschaton: Obstruction - I remember during Monica Madness when people would suggest "saying truthful things to reporters" was somehow obstruction of justice (because Starr's office had a monopoly on Truth no matter how often they lied).

Eschaton: I Guess Jared Has Something To Hide - ... the stupidest man alive. Or both! (Ja-Red is Russian-compromised)
Wake Up: Kushner's a Baddie Too <

Discussion: watch live: Trump Speaks At US Coast Guard Academy At 11:30 AM ET - TPM Article Topics - The Hive (comments: "Five draft deferments. Five")

Greg Palast on Twitter: "4. If Black votes were counted & Blacks not blocked at polls, Trump would still be grabbing crotches in Trump Tower"
Greg Palast on Twitter: "5. States with highest Black vote drop (MI, WI, OH, NC) had biggest vote list purges and new ID laws. It's not "turn-out" it's Jim Crow (Republican state legislatures rigging the vote for Trump)
For a Vision of What Republicans Want to Do to the Nation, Look at North Carolina - Lawyers, Guns & Money y

White House on edge: "We are kind of helpless"
No One in the White House Likes Or Respects Trump
I wrote 'The Art of the Deal' with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past -- "When I look at myself today and I look at myself in the first grade, I'm basically the same." (drops mic +he's a rageaholic like his dad)

Republican Darrell Issa gives reporter the silent treatment -- and the finger -- for asking about Comey memos ... Increasingly doubt that he runs again in 2018 (when he'd get killed)

Pretend Clinton did what Trump has done (the "Republican exemption" for stupidity and evil) What is it? How about a breathtaking degree of ignorance, incompetence, immaturity and impulsiveness?
Loose Lips Sink Presidencies - WSJ (dudes, "ship of state")

In encryption push, Senate staff can now use Signal for secure messaging | ZDNet (the encryption Trump want to outlaw)

JOEMENTUM! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Spicer says Trump will meet with FOUR FBI director candidates: Andrew McCabe, Frank Keating, Richard McFeely & Joe Lieberman (from the crypt)

This is How Your Government Responds to Unfavorable News Coverage ... RC Hammond, the State Department's communications advisor (a whole crew of stupid, entitled abusive psychos)

MSNBC Ending Lawrence O'Donnell "The Last Word" Show Despite Top Ratings ... MSNBC is taking a turn to the right (going full Trumpeteer)

GOP Lawmaker Told To 'Duck Off' After Griping About Duckling Ramp | HuffPost - Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) griped that the ramps were examples of government waste: (evil idiot gets buried on Twitter: "We could fly them down to Mar-a-lago every weekend if yo'd like")

Colbert gives CBS its longest late-night winning streak in 7 years : television

TIL that states such as Alabama and South Carolina still had laws preventing interracial marriage until 2000, where they were changed with 40% of each state opposing the change : todayilearned (just a little "Southern tradtion")

Recreational pot challenges medical shops : bostontrees -

'This is crazy' : Austin man sues date for texting during movie -- Brandon Vezmar, 37, of Austin filed the claim Thursday against his date (instantly infamous, good move Brandon)

what the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn't -- So the bias is definitively not that incompetent people think they're better than competent people. Rather, it's that incompetent people think they're much better than they actually are. ... incompetent people lack the skills they'd need in order to know they're incompetent (too stupid to know how stupid they are) <

University of Houston physicists have discovered a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, composed of easily available, low-cost materials and operating far more efficiently than previous catalysts, reported in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences. : science

Google Lens sure looks like witchcraft : videos


India cancelling 4 gigawatt coal power plant as it moves away from coal : news

Gulf states offer unprecedented steps to normalize Israel ties in exchange for partial settlement freeze - Middle East News - Haaretz
Israel appoints first female judge to Sharia Court : news

Denmark teen girl convicted of bomb attack plot on schools - CBS News

The King of Thailand is suing Facebook to keep photos like this of him in a crop top offline. : pics

Impact of International Monetary Fund programs on child health - the presence of IMF conditionality decreases the protective effect of parents's education on child malnourishment by no less than 17%. We observe similar adverse effects in sanitation, shelter, and health care access (including immunization), but a beneficial effect in countering water deprivation. (austerity can never fail)

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation - The New York Times (irony alert: Comeey 'taped' him)
Today's 5:30 Impeachable Offense Report - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Alone in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey's associates (..."Tasmanian Devil trying to do ballet")
Trump Asking Comey to Drop FBI's Flynn Investigation Would Be Impeachable Offense - President Trump is outmatched by James Comey ... You just know there are more memos. There are probably dozens of them. And you know that Comey and his minions know precisely the order in which to dole them out.
Trump Officials on Comey Memo: 'don't See How Trump Isn't Completedly Fucked' ... "I feel like running down the hallway with a fire extinguisher," one senior Trump administration official told

Conservatives Politicize Deaths of Seth Rich, Vince Foster to Distract from Trump Issues
JJ Grey & Mofro - The Hottest Spot in Hell - YouTube

Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Disclosed to Russians - The New York Times
Trump can't be trusted with sensitive information -- and now the world knows
News from The Associated Press - A senior European intelligence official tells The Associated Press that his country might stop sharing information with the United States if it confirms President Donald Trump shared classified details with Russian officials.

The Law Can't Stop Trump. Only Impeachment Can.
When the World Is Led by a Child - The New York Times
Eschaton: Because I Am Not Serious - Trump is a senile old man with some sort of degenerative brain condition and he will brag to anybody about anything ... despite the fact that his handlers keep telling the press that they have to treat him like a 5 year old, no one will come right out and say the obvious: Trump is in serious mental decline and also he runs the world.

The dangerous distrust between Trump and the national security agencies - The Washington Post
McMaster and Tillerson are complicit in Trump's dishonesty, so must they resign?
The Terrible Cost of Trump's Disclosures -- reported divulgence of top-secret codeword information to the Russians are only beginning.
This is why Trump's loose tongue has compromised U.S. security (loose lips sink the ship of state)
Donald Trump Says He Has The Right To Share Info With The Russians | HuffPost - Who cares if the information is classified?
Trump can do whatever he wants. God help us. - The Washington Post

At a Besieged White House, Tempers Flare and Confusion Swirls - The New York Times -- reporters could hear senior aides shouting from behind closed doors as they discussed a defense after Washington Post reporters informed them of an article they were writing ... There is a fear among some of Mr. Trump's senior advisers about leaving him alone in meetings with foreign leaders ... Mr. Trump, a hasty and indifferent reader of printed briefing materials, simply did not possess the interest or knowledge of the granular details of intelligence gathering to leak specific sources and methods of intelligence gathering that would do harm to United States allies. (the stupid defense)

Sally Yates: Russians had 'real leverage' over Michael Flynn
what we know so far about Team Trump's ties to Russian interests (they are all Russian spies)
Feds Subpoena Records for $3.5M Mystery Mortgage on Manafort's Home - NBC News
The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump - Parts 1 & 2 [Zembla and] - YouTube

Right and Left React to Trump's Sharing Classified Information With Russia, and More

Roger Stone and Alex Jones warn of attempt to remove Trump claiming he has Alzheimer's
Outraged Sean Hannity Wants White House To Seize More Control Over Media | HuffPost - Reporters would have to submit questions in writing on pre-selected topics.

Family of slain Seth Rich says reports he fed WikiLeaks DNC info are untrue - The Washington Post - rejected Fox News reports that he had leaked work e-mails to WikiLeaks before he was fatally shot last year in the District

GOP Class Warfare - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Once again, the primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump, it'S the Republican Party (slash spending so they can give it to the rich)
The most important part of the Republican health bill is mostly getting ignored - Vox - sweeping cuts to Medicaid, which have the potential take health care from tens of millions of Americans. (Republicans tell old people to just die already, supporters clap)

Undue Burden: Trying to Get an Abortion in Louisiana - The New York Times (white women-hating patriarchy at work in the Christian-values state of Louisiana)

My Family's Slave: one of the best articles I have read in a long time : books
A Story of Slavery in Modern America - The Atlantic - She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.
The Sacrifices of an Immigrant Caregiver - The New Yorker - The lives of the immigrant women who tend to the needs of others.

Playboy model Dani Mathers faces jail after secretly Snapchatting photo of naked woman at gym : news

In a PR blitz before his trial, Bill Cosby blames racism for sexual assault claims - The Washington Post - The comedian invoked feminist author Gloria Steinem during his interview. (and feminisism)

Gang member who killed transgender woman he was dating is first to be sentenced under federal hate crime law - The Washington Post - Vallum admitted that he killed Williamson because she was transgender and because he feared reprisal from other members of the gang, which forbids homosexual relationships.

A teen chugged a latte, a Mountain Dew and an energy drink. The caffeine binge led to his death. - The Washington Post
He drank a cafe latte, a Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink. Caffeine killed him. : WTF

Woman arrested for OUI was carrying lizard, police say - The Boston Globe - She has been arraigned 109 times in her adult life, police said.

"It Gets Better" Is Bad Advice For Gay Kids, Study Claims. Researchers say that simply imaging a better future, however well-intentioned the idea, is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and in some cases may even do more harm than good.

New research shows that exposure to psychological abuse between parents is more damaging to children's wellbeing in the long term than physical domestic violence. Psychological abuse can include, name-calling, intimidation, isolation, manipulation and control. : science
What surprisingly IS scientifically proven? : AskReddit - People with blue eyes are more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss.
Are quantum entangled particles subject to time dilation? : askscience
Steroid Injections No Better than Saline in Knee Osteoarthritis Trial (N=140) | JAMA : science

Ex-child bride seeks to collect millions from Utah polygamist leader : news
[Serious]What's the creepiest thing you've seen while driving at night? : AskReddit
Without saying your age, what is something from your childhood you remember, but a younger person wouldn't? : AskReddit

TIL that anyone who removes Hawaiian rocks from the islands is said to be cursed. Every year people mail back thousands of pounds of rock, sand, and shells to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, many with reports of how their lives were ruined by the curse. : todayilearned
Student who stabbed boyfriend may avoid jail as it would damage her career : news

Facebook promised to tackle fake news. But the evidence shows it's not working | Technology | The Guardian


Cyberattack Spreads in Asia; Thousands of Groups Affected - The New York Times -- Vladimir V. Putin, blamed the United States, noting that the malicious software used in the attack had originally been developed by the National Security Agency
China, Addicted to Bootleg Software, Reels From Ransomware Attack - The New York Times ("bootleg" = "stolen") If those behind the ransomware attack profited from the hacking, they may have figured out how to do something that has been beyond Microsoft: making money from Windows in China.
Ransomware's Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity
WannaCry hackers had no intention of giving users their files back even if they pay : technology
Doxing the hero who stopped WannaCry was irresponsible and dumb : technology -- Man, fuck the British Press.
Wannacry and Lazarus Group - the missing link? - Securelist
The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week's cyberattack
Global Wana Ransomware Outbreak Earned Perpetrators $26,000 So Far
Hackers Holding Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean' For Ransom

Senior member of Trump team said to tell Israelis: Western Wall is not your territory | The Times of Israel
Top US officials warn Trump against moving US embassy to Jerusalem -
Scoop: Sheldon Adelson "furious" about Tillerson's comments - Axios (he looks the part)

Chelsea Manning to be an active duty soldier with health care after release - Her lawyer, Chase Strangio, added in the ACLU statement that Manning had been abused at Leavenworth but did not specify the type of abuse.

North Korea Says New Missile Can Carry Large' Nuclear Warhead
If Americans Can Find North Korea on a Map, They're More Likely to Prefer Diplomacy ((bomb the fuck out of Cylon, Mongolia and Australia)

How Venezuela Stumbled to the Brink of Collapse - The New York Times (the third-grader drove the bus over a cliff after Chavez wrecked the country)

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador - The Washington Post -- Moscow would be keenly interested in identifying that source and perhaps disrupting it.
Bombshell: Initial Thoughts on the Washington Post's Game-Changing Story (Kislyak again)
Ynetnews News - US intel sources warn Israel against sharing secrets with Trump administrati...
Russia Redux: Republican Senators Confront Another Trump Disaster Talking Points Memo
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador : news
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador - The Washington Post
Trump Revealed Highly Classified Intelligence to Russia, in Break With Ally, Officials Say - The New York Times (Trump has no "allies," only "subjects")

NSA Boss: Section 702 Should Be Renewed Because It Helped Prove Russia Hacked Election | Techdirt

Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for Moscow - The Washington Post

Dead man lying - - Unyielding dishonesty and belligerence have landed Trump one investigation away from impeachment - We've reached a magical time in the great story unfolding before us, the time when everybody knows that Trump is guilty, but the verdict is not yet in
Can American democracy survive Donald Trump? - It might not end with a bang, but the president is doing deep, lasting damage.
Preet Bharara: Are there still public servants who will say no to the president? - The Washington Post

Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined - The Washington Post - The Trump administration has removed or tucked away a wide variety of information that until recently was provided to the public, limiting access, for instance, to disclosures about workplace violations, energy efficiency, and animal welfare abuses.

G.O.P. Senators Pull Away From Trump, Alarmed at His Volatility - The New York Times
Trump's Madness Invites Mutiny
How Trump gets his fake news - POLITICO - The president rarely surfs the web on his own, but his staff have made a habit of slipping news stories on to his desk -- including the occasional internet hoax.
Our Presidential Manchild - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Sen. Lindsey Graham Says 'You Can't Be Cute About Tapes,' But Doubts They Exist | HuffPost
Yes, Trump Thinks He Can Defeat The Russia Probe | HuffPost - betting that his foes are too weak to stop him

The Priming of Mr. Donald Trump - The New York Times (his brain pump needs priming so he can trickle-down on you some more)

Republicans Try to Turn Healthcare into Welfare - So they can demonize another group of "moochers" ... First, we had John Shimkus, a congressgaloot from Illinois, who was tired of having his pocket picked by pregnant women (but dickpills are fine)
Trump's Budget Director Says Fat, Lazy Americans Don't Deserve Health Care

Supreme Court Declines to Hear North Carolina Appeal in Voting Rights Case - The Court refused to grant certiorari on an appeal by North Carolina to review a lower court's decision to shitcan the voting regulations passed by the Republican majorities in the state legislature

Frelinghuysen Targets Activist in Letter to Her Employer - WNYC News - WNYC - The most powerful congressman in New Jersey, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, wrote a fundraising letter in March to a board member of a local bank, warning him that a member of an activist group opposing the Republican worked at his bank. (mark of the Beast or get lost)

US Support for Gay Marriage Edges to New High | Gallup - 64% of Americans say same-sex marriage should be legal -- For the first time, majority of Protestants support gay marriage - Support for same-sex relations has also climbed, now at 72% (and Trump at 39%: gay is almost twice as popular)

Women Can Wear Pants on Fox, But Not Much Else Has Changed

Campus Life: Locked, Loaded and Loopy - The New York Times - Two more states -- Arkansas and Georgia -- have passed "campus carry" laws permitting licensed gun owners to pack concealed firearms at public universities, on the bizarre premise that students will be more secure from the nation

As Nationwide Gangs Fracture, Bullets Fly in New York - The New York Times

Marvell Cancelling Black Panther & The Crew, One of Its Most Important Comics Right Now -- Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey (Trumpism)

When the Immune System Thwarts Lifesaving Drugs - The New York Times

Girls of Reddit, what's the male equivalent of eating a banana or licking ice cream seductively? : AskReddit

Fyre Festival Was Buried Under Millions in Debt Before It Even Began - Bloomberg - First ticket holders sued. Now investors who backed the doomed millennial extravaganza want their money back.
Amazon is now worth two Walmarts - Recode - On the 20th anniversary of its IPO, Amazon's market caps stands at $459 billion. Walmart's? $228 billion
The FCC Spent Last Week Trying To Make Net Neutrality Supporters Seem Unreasonable, Racist & Unhinged | Techdirt (and their Russian hackers)
An Analysis of the FCC Comment Bots : technology ... (subtract the bots, then) Pro Title II: 395,353 -Anti Title II: 743
Fake uses "?h??????.com" to draw users to install adware : technology
Startup Targets The TI Calculators Your Kid Lugs to Class : technology


Cyber-attack has hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, says Europol chief, warning of "escalating threat" : news
After Ransomware Attack, Businesses Brace For Monday Morning | HuffPost - Cybersecurity experts fear the ransomware worm could cause new chaos as employees log back on.
With New Digital Tools, Even Nonexperts Can Wage Cyberattacks - The New York Times

Macron's Victory Explodes France's Political Landscape -- A generation of political leaders has been swept aside. New ones are emerging. Parties are collapsing or struggling to remake themselves as politicians scramble to form alliances to maintain their power.

Follow the data: does a legal document link Brexit campaigns to US billionaire? | Technology | The Guardian - how a confidential legal agreement is at the heart of a web connecting Robert Mercer to Britain's EU referendum (the Blackwater is deep)

NBC/WSJ Poll: Just 29 Percent Approve of Trump's Firing of James Comey - NBC News (58% of Republifucks) job-approval rating stands at 39 percent (and sinking)
2016 election turnout: White less-educated voters held steady while minorities fell. - Washington Post
Poll: 78 Percent think Russian investigation should be independent | TheHill
adamant2009 comments on Poll: 78 Percent think Russian investigation should be independent ... I can say that, when I criticized the actions of a President Bush as a child, I was encouraged to leave the country if I didn't like it

FiveThirtyEight's Pollster Ratings | FiveThirtyEight

In 1974, Republicans put country before Party and told Nixon it was time to go. Today's G.O.P. seems unlikely to live up to its predecessor's example (they are all treasonous traitors)
'Nixon speed-dating' with Donald Trump -- Nixonian? It took Richard Nixon five years and six months to compile such a record

Warner: I will 'absolutely' subpoena tapes between Comey and Trump if they exist
Former Employees of Donald Trump Say They Saw Him Tape Conversations - WSJ - Three former employees say they saw Mr. Trump tape phone calls in Trump Tower before he was president

Chuck Schumer Says Next FBI Director Should 'Not Be A Partisan Politician' | HuffPost - You need a really good prosecutor here, somebody who knows how to do it
James Clapper On Donald Trump: 'Our Institutions Are Under Assault' | HuffPost

Russian interference in 2016 election has been 'well documented,' Tillerson says
ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald Trump: the Russians - YouTube
Trump Boasts That His Im peachment Will Get Higher TV Ratings Than All Other Impeachments - The New Yorker

The Election Is Over, but Trump Can't Seem to Get Past It
Nikki Haley: Trump is 'CEO of the country,' can 'fire anyone he wants' (in America, Inc with Republicans as his 'board of directors'- they never were very good at the democracy thing)

Trump is said to be frustrated after Comey firing - The Boston Globe - After four months in office, President Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russia investigations only seem to add more fuel, according to White House officials.
Scoop: Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up - Axios - that could take out everyone from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon, to counsel Don McGahn and press secretary Sean Spicer, White House sources tell me.

Prevezon: Russian money-laundering details remain dark as US settles fraud case - - The abrupt conclusion has some involved in the trial wondering why this Russian investigation had been cut short.

The Widening Blast Radius of the Fox News Scandal - politico Magazine - The metastasizing Ailes affair is spilling over into the politics of New York, Virginia and the White House. (Fox will move into the WH)
President Trump eyeing Fox News producers and hosts to take over his communications team - - Trump is unhappy with the message coming out of the White House, but that might have to do with the message itself

The Health Care Bill's Insults to Women
Some Americans spend billions to get teeth whiter. Some wait in line to get them pulled. | The Washington Post - You can work full time but not have the money to fix your teeth -- visible reminders of the divide between rich and poor (dentists were always for rich people)

The Autocrat's Language -- Trump's word-piles fill public space with static. This is like having the air we breathe replaced with carbon monoxide. It is deadly.

The most frustrating thing about Ivanka Trump: Washington Post opinion | - The most frustrating thing about Trump is that she doesn't seem to do much of anything at all. (learned from her daddy)

The New York Times Insults Your Intelligence Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - So Erickson was still defending the farcically transparent pretext Trump used to justify firing Comey after Trump himself had admitted that it was a pretext. It's not news that Erickson is a clown, but shouldn't he be doing it at the Daily Caller or something? (NYT fucks you again)

Trump talk is everywhere, even at the strip club - The Washington Post

Torch-wielding protesters gather at Lee Park | Local | -- everal dozen torch-wielding protesters gathered in Charlottesville's Lee Park just after 9 p.m. Saturday, chanting "You will not replace us," "Russia is our friend" and "Blood and soil" (defending Robert E Lee statue, Nazis or Russkys, you decide)
Protestors chant Nazi phrases, wield torches near Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va. : news

These Missouri Republicans just voted to cut St Louis minimum wage by 23%. The minimum wage was already less than living wage required for family of two adults and 1 minor. : pics (a different species of humanity)
Eschaton: Generation Lead - We are a cruel country. -- A long-running battle to establish a database to monitor for prescription drug abuse in Missouri -- the only state without one -- is about to hit a boiling point. On one side is Republican state Senator Rob Schaaf, who once said that when people die of overdoses that "just removes them from the gene pool."
NC Senate Republican cut education funding from Democrats's districts (only Republican voters funded, no discrimination there)
Rules would limit number of feedings in Little Rock parks | | - capitol city is being asked to adopt rules limiting the number of times groups of homeless people can be fed in city parks. (once every three months, max)

Appeal in boy's burp arrest case relies on Gorsuch dissent
In Arizona, teachers can now be hired with absolutely no training in how to teach - The Washington Post -- "will entice great teachers into the classroom" (all the teachers left the state after Republicans fucked education)

Children find parents dead of apparent heroin/fentanyl overdose in Ohio home : news

How Google Took Over the Classroom - The New York Times (chromebooks and t he cloud)

American Parents Are Ditching The Name 'Caitlyn' In All Its Forms | HuffPost (Jenner destroyed the Caitlyn brand)

Colorado: Hunter claims he was sexually assaulted by a sasquatch (footprints to prove it)

The Universe in a Nutshell | by Tamsin Shaw | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books (boxwood prayer beads)

ADHD treatment tied to lower car crash risk - The Washington Post -- men with the condition had a 49 percent increased risk of being in a crash and women had a 44 percent increased risk.

TIL the deadliest earthquake of all time occurred in China in 1556. Roughly 830,000 people died. : todayilearned

First genetic locus for anorexia nervosa identified in genome-wide analysis of ~3500 patients and ~11000 controls : science

This is democracy manifest. : pics
The only existing recording of Hitler's normal voice. Secretly recorded while he was in Finland in 1942. : videos

What would you say to make a 33 year old feel really old? : AskReddit
OliverFitzPatrick comments on Gay guys that constantly make a point about disliking "gay culture" and how they don't want to be associated with it.

FCC Filings Overwhelmingly Support Net Neutrality Once Spam is Removed [Data Analysis] : technology (Putin hates your internets)
TIL: the US had slow average internet speed compared to the rest of the world due to (2) main things: (1) the expense of replacing old wire technologies and (2) their is no law yet stating that ISPs have to update their wiring : todayilearned
How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet | (Aug 18 2016)
Bokai comments on Not exactly what this sub is about, but still fits ( X-post r/tumblr)


NASA Denies Trump's Request to Send Astronauts Past the Moon on New Rocket (Dumpster wanted a billion-dollar photo-op and fuck it if they get killed)
Trump's Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not a Scientist -- Sam Clovis likely to be named undersecretary of the USDA department that manages research on everything from climate change to nutrition. (he will rein-in those librul "scientists")
You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks chopper tell Calif. beachgoers

Hacking Attack has Security Experts Scrambling to Contain Fallout - The New York Times
What We Know and Don't Know About the International Cyberattack ... The Russian Interior Ministry confirmed in a statement that 1,000 of its computers had also been hit.
U.K. Health Service Ignored Warnings for Months - The New York Times - numerous warnings over the last year that many of its computer systems were outdated and unprotected from the type of devastating cyberattack it suffered on Friday. (Tories cheaped out, of course)
Global ransomware attack shows why Apple refused to hack terrorist's iPhone

Behind China's $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order (while Republicans let America's infrastructure rot)

Trump at Liberty University commencement: 'In America, we don't worship government; we worship God' (and yer lookin' at Him)
Isolated and agitated, Trump rattles White House from within - (roving the halls, bellowing "I won!") going a full week without hearing the applause and adulation that often brightens his mood.

Trump's Tape Threat Against Comey Was Inevitable - ou just had to know it somehow would come around to tapes ... When the president* decided to play two-bit loan shark with James Comey on Friday morning, it was the final plot twist that sent the saga sailing off into Nixonland. And you knew that, once people started talking about tapes, there was going to be a press secretary twisting slowly in the wind. From NBC News: (+OMFG Trump hired Russian law firm to defend him against colluding with Russians)

Trump must be impeached. Here's why -- The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.
Believe it or not, Senate's Russia investigation is moving faster than its Watergate counterpart 44 years ago
Trump's warning to Comey deepens doubts about his respect for the rule of law (it was always can they control him, don't act surprised now)
Trump's own words add fuel to questions about the legality of firing Comey -- With his own words over the past two days, President Trump has vastly escalated the stakes and potential consequences of his decision to fire James B. Comey as FBI director, provoking questions about whether his motivations and tactics may have run afoul of the law.
White House 'system failed' with Comey firing, but Trump pushed the buttons

Richard Burr Leads Russia Inquiry, Whether He Likes It or Not - The New York Times (he doesn't)
As Trump Erupts In Crazy, Most Republicans Hold Fast -- For Now | HuffPost - Party operatives say officeholders may start to bail when their own elections are on the line next year
Rod Rosenstein Still Sees No Need For A Special Prosecutor On Russia | HuffPost - Apparently, the outcry over Trump's firing of the FBI director changes nothing
Inside Trump's Coming War with the F.B.I. - "Agents are pissed off at the way he was fired, the total disrespect with which it was handled. It was a slap in the face to the F.B.I., to everybody in the F.B.I"

Eschaton - It isn't really about election meddling, though that might be the hook, it's about the money... (why he fired Preet Bharara)
The Senate Starts to Look at Trump's Businesses ("I don't know Rusia, I've never been to Russia")
Donald Trump's Financial Ties to Russian Oligarchs and Mobsters Detailed In Explosive New Documentary from the Netherlands -- Dutch TV did what no American TV network dares, suggesting Trump's past includes illegal racketeering.

'It Took My Brath Away': Chris Wallace Offers Stunning, Must-Watch Critique of Trump White House
'No one can talk sense into him' : CNN guest says even Ivanka seems to have lost control of President Trump

Trump stokes fears of how he'd handle real crisis - After chaotic, self-inflicted week many fear chaos Trump can't congtrol (no wedding ring either)
Election Is Over, but Trump Still Can't Seem to Get Past It (he won a lot of the land with no people in it)
Donald Trump thinks exercise will kill you - Vox - Which doctors believed in the Victorian era. Redirects to Official White House Website | Hollywood Reporter

What Arouses Cillizza - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Even for Cillizza, this is incredibly embarrassing. (mark of the Beast of the Land)
Chris Cillizza on Twitter: "Well: 1. I didn't write it 2. I didn't "post" it 3. Open-mindedness is a virtue"
Jason Chaffetz Has Been Telling Republicans He Will Join Fox News

A Top Trump Official Just Flunked The Jimmy Kimmel Test | HuffPost - It's fine to pay for sick kids, Mulvaney says, but diabetics are another story. ("life-style choices" and "undeserving poor" so fuck off and die)
Tea party bias case: IRS execs say lives at risk - Lois Lerner and Holly Paz both have argued in recent court filings that the threat to their lives outweighs the public's right to hear their testimony about how IRS employees in Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., handled applications for tax-exempt status from tea party groups. (teahadists)

SuburbanDinosaur comments on Racist has a Bad Day (Bonus Mugshot)

Sinclair Requires TV Stations to Air Segments That Tilt to the Right - The New York Times

Where Anti-Tax Fervor Means 'All Services Will Cease' (no libraries because idiots believed Republican lies about "government waste," good luck with yourxsy stupid kids)

Anti-Gay Attacks Not Covered by West Virginia Hate Crime Law, Court Rules - The New York Times

Louisiana Can't Afford to Pay for Public Defenders, So Inmates Are Pleading Guilty (their plan all along)

Former Sheriff Lee Baca defiant to the end, even after prison sentence - LA Times - Baca was convicted in March of obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for the steps he and his subordinates took after they learned of an FBI investigation into corruption and abuses in the sheriffs' department-run jails

11-year-old escapes after kidnapping, rape; search for attacker underway in Orange Co. : news
Brearley, Manhattan Girls' School, Pursuing Allegations of Past Abuse

UPDATE: The janitor who got fired : videos ... Wooooooow fuck Susan Offerman, I hope that cunt gets fired for this. I've had managers like her, and those kind of people have no right to be in any sort of position of power (Fulton County Schools, GA)

New York Vast Flop (WTC how to do things completely wrong)

New hepatitis C infections triple due to opioid epidemic - -- An estimated 3.5 million people, mainly baby boomers, in the United States currently have an infection with hepatitis C

New Orleans mayor: Why I'm m taking down my city's Confederate monuments ... New Orleans was also America's largest slave market: a port where hundreds of thousands of souls were brought, sold and shipped up the Mississippi River to lives of misery and torture (just a little Southern tradition of treason in defense of slavery)

What is the best documentary you've ever watched? : AskReddit
What's the scariest short story you've ever read? : books

Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage? - The New York Times - What the experiences of nonmonogamous couples can tell us about jealousy, love, desire and trust.

The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of Influencers - The New York Times (instabranding instamodels and twitter princesses)
Gigi Hadid's Vogue Arabia Cover Sparks Backlash --Some view it as an example of cultural appropriation.

The Body and Us | by Riccardo Manzotti | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
Dreaming Outside Our Heads | by Riccardo Manzotti | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books - giving dream experiences the same status as ordinary waking experiences. They are both the result of the same processes of causation.
Is Consciousness an Illusion? | by Thomas Nagel | The New York Review of Books
The Body Is Not a Computer -- stop thinking of it as one (techbro dream: head transplants on "donor" bodies)
In a clinical first, researchers demonstrate that transplantation of pancreatic islet cells within a tissue-engineered platform can successfully engraft and achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes. : science

New Gene Tests Pose a Threat to Insurers - The New York Times - An estimated 5.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease, and these patients constitute half of all nursing home residents. Yet very few people in the United States have been tested for the ApoE4 gene ... tests could be a disaster, sending risky patients in search of policies even as those with fewer risks shy away, damaging an already fragile business.
ELI5: why are higher levels of intelligence in humans associated with lack of emotion? : explainlikeimfive

A Gene Mystery: How Are Rats With No Y Chromosome Born Male? - The New York Times
Stem cells in plants and animals behave surprisingly similarly: study | Lund University

Chronic childhood illness linked with later life mental health problems | EurekAlert! Science News - Research by University of Sussex finds evidence to suggest that the effect of chronic physical illness in childhood persists long after childhood and adolescence

Science objectives / Gaia / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA
Gaia 3D Star Map : InternetIsBeautiful

Lighthouse : pics
Russia Photo Gallery

Get started | Learning Music (Beta)
Repost from about a year ago. The Autocanonizer - This site turns any song into a canon by playing it against a copy of itself in areas with similar beats. : InternetIsBeautiful
Over The Rainbow (autocanonized) by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Can confirm... : funny - The man bun initially struck me as this hipsterly, self-aware male mocking expectations of masculinity by having an even more noticeable hair bun than other long haired fellows. Often paired with the man beard they make a great pairing of perceived indifference to judgment by appearing not just wily, but effeminate and thereby bold. Boldness in action is manliness in its most distilled form

Florida Man Arrested for Driving Backwards but in the Right Direction. : funny -- he was driving in reverse because he just bought the Buick and that's the only gear that worked.
This is why women live longer than men : videos
This is the evolution of US girl names, since 1880 to 2013. : videos (Mary dominates until WWII when Linda takes over and then things change a lot)
What is the most absent-minded thing you've ever done? : AskReddit
Man admits to tricking dozens of women into sex, told them they were 'rehearsing' for porn roles : news
What really cool thing was killed by modern technology? : AskReddit
5 is like an honorary even number. : Showerthoughyts
Pregnancy test commercials always advertise people happy the result says pregnant. I bet a lot more people are happy when it says not pregnant. : Showerthoughts
If the Earth was really flat cats would have pushed everything off it by now. : Showerthoughts
TIL that the father that shot down that expensive drone for spying on his teenage daughter while she was sun bathing, was released of all charges and the courts dismissed the cases : todayilearned

What are the funniest WiFi names you've encountered? : AskReddit
HP issues fix for 'keylogger' found on several laptop models : news - "accidentally left in...." uhh huh, sure.


Resistance - The free market is a harsh mistress edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Sulzberger addresses subscribers who specifically mentioned the hiring of Stephens as a reason that they ended their subscriptions.
Germany Just Smashed an Energy Record, Generating 85% Electricity From Renewables : technology

Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool - The New York Times - extensive cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries, severely disrupting Britain's public health system and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere, including Russia's ministry for internal security ... The malware was circulated by email. Targets were sent an encrypted, compressed file that, once loaded, allowed the ransomware to infiltrate its targets. (+FedEx)
at least 16 hospitals or doctor's offices
Ransomeware Cyberattack Mega-Thread : technology
Wcrypt Tracker
Global WannaCry ransomware outbreak uses known NSA exploits | Emsisoft Blog
An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide | Ars Technica - Wcry uses weapons-grade exploit published by the NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers.

This Is the Secret Court Order That Forced the NSA to Delete the Data It Collected About You : technology - This Is the Secret Court Order That Forced the NSA to Say It Deleted the Data It Collected About You, (it really still has it)

Trump's desperate efforts to protect himself Richard North Patterson May 10, 2017

The epic and bizarre first 110 days of the Trump presidency - The Washington Post (YOU WILL WATCH THE TRUMP SHOW)

Poll: Majority of Americans Think Comey's Dismissal Was Not Appropriate (79% Republicans are very happy)
Trump Warning to Comey Prompts Questions on 'Tapes' ... "For a president who baselessly accused his predecessor of illegally wiretapping him, that Mr. Trump would suggest that he, himself, may have engaged in such conduct is staggering"
Five Reasons Why the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate - The Atlantic
Why James Comey's Firing Is a Turning Point for Trump - Nobody is in control of the narrative right now ... But there is, at the moment, a sense of a great turning in events. Nobody is in control of the story right now, and ordinarily, that would be a cause for concern. But chaos turns upon itself eventually, and that may be the best shot we have.

A new report says Trump demanded Comey's loyalty. That could be devastating.
Trump's warning to Comey deepesn she said doubts about his respect for the rule of law
Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers - The Washington Post
'I wish he'd quit tweeting' -- Many Trump backers say it's time for him to put down his phone -- "The occasional typo or poor choice of words shows he's down-to-earth and not trying to be some bigwig that thinks he's above all of us" she said a 57-year-old white grandmother (tragically stupid and ironic) "I wish Trump would be a different person than who we saw during the campaign" (idiots) Lenora Ellison, 77, at her home in Niceville, Fla., voted for Trump. She's skeptical of inforamtion ... (and her eyes and ears)
Trump's Comey fight spooks Capitol Hill
Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed, sources say - ABC News ... "a showboat and a grandstander" (yeah, he really said that)
Mitch McConnell may be making the most important mistake of his career - The Washington Post (says he's loyal to Putin)
Et Tu Rod? Why The Deputy Attorney General Must Resign - Lawfare
The Feds have 'Trump tapes' akin to Nixon's 'Watergate tapes'
Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations | HuffPost - The fallout from firing the FBI director continues.
Let's take a look at the political fallout
We've Crossed the Rubicon - Lawyers, Guns & Money : interview with Lester Holt leaves no doubt that the Trump Administration, its surrogates, and GOP officials spent two days misleading the American people
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
Our Idiot King Part IV - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the President of the United States is publicly threatening the former Director of the FBI against testifying about their conversations, on the logic that the former may have secretly taped the latter.
Diva on Twitter: "@realDonaldTrump This meme is always a crowd favourite for some reason, hmmm ??"
Kvetch__22 comments on FBI confirms activity in Annapolis (Manafort/Stone connection and deep Russian corruption of Trump)
Barry Blitt's "Ejected" (perfect)

Trump Warns Comey and Says He May Cancel Press Briefings - The New York Times
Eschaton: But About Those Written Statements - Trump's babbling about how difficult it is for his lickspittles to be perfectly correct on the podium.
Trump's Comey firing sets off new round of leaks | TheHill - President Trump is besieged by internal leaks as he tries to weather the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Building walls -- around Trump

darkseadrake comments on Melissa McCarthy is casually cruising through Midtown on Sean Spicer's podium today

Donald Trump Has Compromised Every Major Investigation Into Alleged Russian Interference | HuffPost - Comey, fired. Nunes, recused. Burr, compromised
The Trump-Russia Nexus - The New York Times -- defining deviancy downward
My Dinner With Comey: Current and Former FBI Officials Dispute Trump Account of Meeting With FBI Director - NBC News
Eschaton: Former Acting Director -- Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells Senate panel he will not update the White House on the Russia investigation.

Eschaton: Norms - And if the Republicans in Congress just roll over, and the press isn't putting up a "resignation watch, day X" banner, and people don't camp permanently outside the White House, the Cabinet doesn't have a 25th amendment moment, and noble civil servants in and out of the White House don't resign and speak loudly, etc..., etc..., we're unlikely to get that back.

Here's how the Russians might have snuck a recording device into the Oval Office
Redditor outlines large scale campaign fundraising fraud by the Trump Administration; citing concerns from posts made 7 months ago that the FBI is possibly uncovering now. : bestof
Redditor outlines large scale campaign fundraising fraud by the Trump Administration; citing concerns from posts made 7 months ago that the FBI is possibly uncovering now. : bestof

In interview, Trump contradicts Pence on Comey - politico
McCabe contradicts White House on Comey - politico

The not-so-viral Comey firing - Axios - cared less about James Comey being fired than other big moments so far in the Trump administration
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte among Trump's candidates for FBI job (bottom of the barrel, knows nothing about anything, like Trump)
Eschaton: Positive Reviews - Reporters is so weird ... Other than the lying, she was great!

Poll: Voters divided on Comey firing - politico - About one-third of voters said Trump was wrong to fire the FBI director and another third said he was right. Congress is not the board of directors of the White House.""

Republican Congressmen Announce the Constitution Is Different Under President Trump - n case you're wondering why no Republican has stood up to be counted, you should know that installing a vulgar talking yam in the White House has changed the job description of Being A Congressman. Isn't that right, Barry Loudermilk? (central casting at work again)
Igor Bobic on Twitter: "MacArthur: "We don't oversee the executive. Congress is not the board of directors of the White House."

Eschaton: 2 Cheers For Incompetence - Trump's hired very few people to run things, and those he has appear to be cartoonishly incompetent, people whose only real experience is organizing a College Republican affirmative action bake sale. This will be great until the shit hits the fan.
Eschaton: Could Be Worse - That is, unless the shit hits the fan under President Trump. It'll be 3 months of reading The Pet Goat.

Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy - The Washington Post (war on poor/black people ramps up again)
Jeff Sessions Puts an End to Talk of Criminal Justice Reform - Remember bipartisan criminal justice reform?

Trump says he invented an 84-year-old phrase. But, why? - The Washington Post - This is the eternal undercurrent of the Trump era: Does he actually mean what he says? Is he riffing? Is he joking? Is he serious? Is he exaggerating? Is he lying?

Republicans misstate, again and again on TV and at town halls, what's in their health-care bill (pathological liars)

Trump Says Aircraft Carriers Should Go Back to Steam Power - "It sounded bad to me. Digital. They have digital. What is digital? And it's very complicated, you have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out."

Eschaton: $732 A Head - A new Republican caucus in the Oklahoma House is suggesting that more than 80,000 non-English speaking students in public schools be turned over to federal immigration officials ... We're a very cruel country. Let's remember that next time we embark on a "humanitarian war."

What's the Matter with Minnesota? -- One of the most distressing things about modern politics is the Upper Midwest going hard right (Minnisssippi: too many stupid white people)

The Commies Are Taking Over! Lawyers, Guns & Money - The California Assembly finally repealed its law that barred communists from state employment. Of course Republicans, cosplaying as Cold Warriors whose Dear Leader isn't n the pocket of Vladimir Putin, are outraged.

Furor over Texas A&M philosopher's comments on violence against white people - In order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people might have to die. (wouldn't be the first time)

9 victims alleged in sex charges against Tim Nolan - A human trafficking and rape case against a former Northern Kentucky judge grew more bizarre at a tense arraignment and bond hearing Wednesday in Kenton County ... "one of Campbell County's most vehementy racists'
GOP Facts -- The Truth about Tim Nolan (they are all very evil)

Former Sons of Guns star Will Hayden sentenced to life, plus 40 years in prison for raping preteen girls

Former Exeter official pleads guilty to abusing prospective student - The Boston Globe

Trade group slams Malden school that punished students over hairstyle - The Boston Globe - Charter school administrators have punished students for wearing braids with extensions, which are prohibited, but have not disciplined white students who color their hair, a practice also not allowed

Robocalls flooding your cellphone? Here's how to stop them -- consumers received an estimated 2.4 billion robocalls per month last year, driven in part by internet-powered phone systems that have made it cheap and easy to make them from anywhere in the world -- #0 don't have a phone; #1 don't answer it

Long-Time Middle School Janitor FIRED For Leaving School 8 Minutes Early, Even After Coming In 15 Minutes Early To Let In Fire Department For Routine School Inspection : videos

ELI5: Why do uneducated people tend to have more children? : explainlikeimfive

What used to be a science fiction but now a real thing? : AskReddit

TIL: Jesus' name translated from Hebrew to English would be 'Joshua'. We get the name 'Jesus' by translating the Hebrew name to Greek to Latin to English. : todayilearned
Happy Little You Can Now Surf Random Bob Ross Videos Online, Forever | HuffPost

What is a basic skill that most people lack? : AskReddit
What is the strangest thing you ever had stolen from you? : AskReddit
Hollywood fearing worst box office summer in a decade; Thanks to too many sequels, franchises, and streaming services : movies
What comment could you post that will guarantee a single long chain of responses? : AskReddit
CheckAirportGuy comments on What's the deal with Eric Kim's weird blog post about earning $200,000+ a year?


Eschaton: Except For First And Business Class - Bannings laptops in the cabin is stupid in part because putting them in the hold might actually be dangerous absent terrorism concerns, but there's no way rich people will put up with this so they will quickly figure out a rich people workaround.

Latest Developments on Comey: Acting F.B.I. Chief Contradicts White House - The New York Times
Trump himself just confirmed his White House's story about Comey firing was a lie. It took less than 48 hours.
Our Rendezvous With Authoritarianism Has Arrived | New Republic - Comey's firing should be a frightful awakening from complacency. If Trump gets away with it, he will read it as permission to run amok.
Trump Told He Would Not Be Greeted Warmly at FBI: Officials - NBC News

FBI Russia investigation: "There's a whole lot of interfering going on" - CBS News (Trump lied about "not being underinvestigation" x3)
Acting FBI director set to testify before congressional committee in potentially explosive hearing - The Washington Post
The White House's laughable spin about Comey now lies in smoking ruins ... deep in the recesses of Trump's entangled megalomania and sneaking dread of the illegitimacy of his presidency.

After President Trump accused his predecessor in March of wiretapping him, James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, was flabbergasted. The president, Mr. Comey told associates, was "outside the realm of normal," even "crazy".
Trump Once Again Invites Questions And Doubts About His Stability | HuffPost - None of this is anywhere close to normal.
Deputy Attorney General Reportedly Threatened To Quit Over Comey Backlash | HuffPost - Rod Rosenstein may have chafed at the White House narrative that he was the driving force behind the firing.
How It Was Done: The Problem Is Not Only That Trump Fired Comey, But How He Did It - Lawfare

What is it like to be a goldfish? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Dave Roberts, which puts forth the theory that Donald Trump isn't really a person in a robust sense of that word, but rather a biological entity that reacts stereotypically and impulsively to stimuli, more or less like a goldfish. (the Goldenbeast)
David Roberts on Twitter: "2. "Theory of mind" (ToM) is a concept in psychology. To have a ToM is to interpret the behavior of others as reflecting inner states." ... 9. Here's the thing: Trump, by all indications, does not have beliefs, intentions, etc. that are stable, persistent across contexts ... (13) only a set of animal impulses (and only the belief that he is the greatest)
How to Spot a Sociopath (with Pictures) - wikiHow

White House Lawyers Warned Trump: Stay Away From Michael Flynn - But Trump still wants to talk with Michael Flynn.
Presence of Russian photographer in Oval Office raises alarms - The Washington Post (Russian spies everywhere)
An Open Letter to the Deputy Attorney General - The New York Times
Experts on authoritarianism are absolutely terrified by the Comey firing - Vox

White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos -

In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred. - The New York Times (Trump: "Kiss my (Ring)." Comey: "That's not in the Constitution." Trump: "Yer fired!"
Trump Interview With Lester Holt: President Asked Comey If He Was Under Investigation - NBC News

For Trump Supporters, the Real Outrage Is the Left's Uproar Over Comey (they have a long history of treason)
American Politics and Constitutionalism Are Surely More Healthy Than Ever - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... I would be shocked if Comey goes public. His strategy for protecting the FBI from political interference has been caving to GOP complaints.
Donald Trump's Constantly Changing Lies Are Making Life Impossible for His Defenders
"BUT HER EMALS!!" (President Moron)

Eschaton: Also, I Just Invented Pizza - This is actually the most coherent, if stupid, thing in this interview: Priming the pump? Yeah, have you heard it? Yes. Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven't heard it. I mean, I just came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It's what you have to do. (Trump invents "priming the pump" Republicans love delusionality)
Our idiot king - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Ladies and gentleman, the president of the United States (he's a Keynesian economist because he has an undergrad degree from "Wharton")
Q&A: Transcript: Interview with Donald Trump | The Economist - The Economist talks to the President of the United States about economic policy (incoherent)

Our Idiot King Part II - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Working on that strong, credible reputation for strength and resolve -- WH furious over Russian government photos of Trump meeting with Lavrov/Kislyak. "They tricked us," an official said of Russians "They lie."
FBI searches Annapolis GOP fundraising firm - Website: Firm was formerly associated with firm operated by Paul Manafort
Our Idiot King, Part III - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eschaton: Easy Peasy - If the black guy can do it, he can too. No problem.

Anderson Cooper Reacting to Kellyanne Conway Says It All
Food Network Star Sandra Lee Reportedly Shut Down Paul Ryan

Kushners Quit Property Bid as Pressures Mount Over Conflicts - Bloomberg - Pitches to investors in China brought unwelcome spotlight -- The company had submitted plans to build as many as 8,100 housing units to be marketed to Orthodox Jewish residents of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn who are being priced out of that neighborhood. (Chabad/Russian connection)

The Greatest Threat the Nation Faces - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Finally, we can stop paying attention to Trump destroying the American political system and instead turn to a truly profound threat to our democracy: college students being mean to right-wing extremists. (De Vos killing eduation in America because stupid)

Trump's Commission on Election Integrity Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression -- It will be led by Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, who have a very long history of making it harder to vote. (the pretending is over) The Greatest Neoliberal in Neoliberaland Strikes Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Perez on "Election Integrity")

North Carolina denied 99 percent of federal recovery funds for Hurricane Matthew : news (Republicans who voted against Katrina aid)

Trump Supporter Harassing Muslim Family In Viral Video Cries In

Alaska House rebukes lawmaker who said women get abortions for 'free trip to the city' -- Rep. David Eastman, a Republican (strange looking guy)

Fox News Has Now Paid $45 Million For Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Settlements | HuffPost - parent company spent $10 million in the first three months of 2017 alone.

A radio PSA in Tucson taught listeners how to hide child porn. Then the sheriff heard it. - The Washington Post

'The Drug Whisperer': some drivers are getting arrested for driving stoned, even when their drug tests came back clean : news (using their superior cop skills of recognizing stoned states)

United Airlines had to apologize today after canceling a passenger's ticket because he filmed this argument over a $300 excess baggage fee. : videos

News anchor quits live on air to advocate marijuana legalization, starts AMA for attention, gets called out by top comment : bestof
BigBudMicro comments on I'm Charlo Greene, the Alaskan news anchor who said "fuck it, I quit" on live television to advocate for marijuana legalization - Ask me anything!

Blocking noradrenaline improves metacognition - a new study published in eLife finds that the accuracy of introspection can be selectively boosted by the common beta-blocker propranolol. : science

Accurate and reproducible invasive breast cancer detection in whole-slide images: A Deep Learning approach for quantifying tumor extent (positive predictive value of 71.62% and a negative predictive value of 96.77%) : science

The Lense-Thirring effect - does it affect the orbital inclinations of planets or moons? : askscience

ELI5: Why do christians follow the King James bible when it was written 1600 years after Jesus? : explainlikeimfive

history of the entire world, i guess : videos (Bill Wurtz, the guy who did hisotry of Japan)
What is the most "your parents didn't love you" given name you have heard in real life? : AskReddit
Troll level: heart attack : gifs
(nsfw) Which is the funniest nsfw 'roses are red' joke you know? : AskReddit
TIL Stone castles were very, very effective against the Mongols. They sustained heavy casualties trying, but were never able to take a single one in two invasions of Hungary. : todayilearned
Theists of reddit, what are some of the questions you have for atheists? : AskReddit

HP is shipping audio drivers with a built-in keylogger : technology


Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles: cheaper than regular roof with infinity warrantyand 30 yrs of solar power

U.S. to Ban Laptops in All Cabins of Flights From Europe, Officials Say (no movies, games, email, spreadsheets)
U.S. likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe: government officials : technology

Commentator who amplified Macron hacks given White House press access | Reuters - A U.S. far-right online activist credited with initially sharing on Twitter hacked emails from the French presidential campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron is the latest conservative media figure to receive White House access from the Trump administration.

Into the Abyss: Trump Fires Comey
The Nightmare Scenario: Trump Fires Comey, the One Man Who Would Stand Up to Him - Lawfare
Trump's Firing of Comey Is All About the Russia Inquiry
Key to Keeping Trump-Russia Inquiry Alive: 3 Republicans - Bloomberg
Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry - The New York Times
Source close to Comey says there were 2 reasons the FBI director was fired - - 1. Comey never provided the President with any assurance of personal loyalty. 2. The fact that the FBI's investigation into possible Trump team collusion with Russia in the 2016 election was accelerating.
Intelligence committee said the subpoena, which came a day after FBI director James Comey was fired, was for documents relevant to US election interference
Donald Trump's Firing of James Comey
By firing James Comey, Trump has put impeachment on the table - Vox - A whiff of obstruction of justice is in the air. (you mean "stench")
Firing FBI director Comey is already backfiring on Trump. It's only going to get worse.
John McCain on Comey firing: 'There will be more shoes to drop'
Donald Trump's Story About Why He Fired FBI Director James Comey Is Already Falling Apart -- Trump never complained that Comey was too hard on Hillary Clinton until he needed a reason to fire him.
A Former Top Official Cited In The DOJ's Comey Memo Calls Firing A "Sham"
Democrats Say Comey Firing Proves Need For Special Prosecutor On Russia | HuffPost (not one Republican agrees)
Donald Trump'sSacking Of James Comey Is A Test For Republicans (which they will fail as they always do)
Putin reacts to Comey firing: "We have nothing to do with that" - CBS News

Behind comey's firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia -- The president deliberated for more than a week before ousting the FBI chief who was investigating Trump associates.
Sessions was told to find reasons to fire Comey: reports | TheHill
After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why - The Washington Post
Donald Trump Is Lying Again, Now About James Comey - The New York Times
Inside the F.B.I., Stunned Agents Wonder About Future of Russia Inquiry - The New York Times
GOP baffled by timing; WH braces for independent probe - Axios

How Abnormal Was Comey's Firing? Experts Weigh In

Eschaton: SPICEY - What was he doing in those bushes.
Trump Hires Law Firm to Fight Suggestions of Russia Business Ties - NBC News
Who is Keith Schiller, the man Trump sent to fire Comey? - - longtime bodyguard who has risen from part-time hired muscle to director of Oval Office operations.

More bad news for Trump: His poll numbers just hit a bunch of new lows - The Washington Post (36% yes, 68% no)

U.S. Census director resigns amid turmoil over funding of 2020 count - The Washington Post - follows an April congressional budget allocation for the census that critics say is woefully inadequate. (dismantling the administrative state)

West Virginia journalist arrested after asking HHS Secretary Tom Price a question - no police officer told him he was in the wrong place, Heyman said. He was wearing a press pass as well as a shirt with a Public News Service logo on the front, and identified himself to police as a reporter, he said. -- The Washington Post (the US of Turkey)
Tom Price commends police who arrested journalist asking questions
Reporter arrested after repeatedly questioning Health secretary | TheHill
Reporter Arrested for Asking Question of Tom Price Is a First Amendment Attack - It's getting easier and easier to arrest a reporter these days.

Cop Fired After Not Shooting Suicidal Man Sues City : news

/u/sleazus_christ, finds a bug on Donald Trump's official website where you can go back and see what was deleted and also create hilarious URLs that actually work and link to his health care plan : bestof
Week 14: Historic 100 days | Donald J Trump (url is week-14-historic-100-days/of-crushing-the-poor/with-my-tiny-hands
Fake anti-net neutrality comments were sent to the FCC using names and addresses of people without their consent : technology
tacoforpresident2020 comments on The Fight for Net Neutrality is Turning Bi-PartisanEverywhere Other Than Capitol Hill.
Redditor Posts Perfect Screenshot to Illustrate the Astro-turfing Taking Place Within the FCC Comments Section. : bestof


Tunnel collapses at Hanford; no radiation released, officials say |

Ian Johnson on Religion in China, Past and Future | The Diplomat - Religion and the search for values are moving back to the center of a national discussion in China

Chelsea Manning confirms her release from prison next week. : news

Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

Live Updates and Reactions to F.B.I. Director Comey's Firing
F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump - The New York Times -- abruptly terminating the leader of a wide-ranging criminal investigation into whether Mr. Trump's advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election (Tuesday Night Massacre) The abrupt firing raised questions over whether Mr. Trump was trying to influence the Russia investigation
In Trump's Firing of James Comey, Echoes of Watergate
James Comey terminated as Director of FBI : news
Quick Note on the Comey Firing - Lawyers, Guns & Money
James Comey Fired by Donald Trump in Move that Compromises Entire Justice Department - With James Comey's firing, the entire Justice Department is now hopelessly compromised.
Toobin on Comey firing: This is a grotesque abuse of power by the president
Donald Trump pulls a Richard Nixon - The Boston Globe

Schumer to Trump: Comey firing a 'big mistake'

Yates & Clapper testimony [WaPo: Typo or Trolling? update] - Lawyers, Guns & Money
White House Says It Ignored Yates' Warnings Because She Was a Partisan (the law against treason is very partisan)
Sally Yates Hearing Reveals Limits Of Congress' Ability To Investigate Russia -- Republican lawmakers used their time to ask the former Justice Department official unrelated questions.

Comey's Testimony on Huma Abedin Forwarding Emails Was Inaccurate -- false claim that she forwarded thousands of Clinton emails to the laptop computer of her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
F.B.I. Clarifies Comey's Testimony on Clinton Emails

Senate Intel panel asks Treasury for Trump financial info: report | TheHill
A Day (And A Cheeseburger) With President Trump | Only A Game - "Well, we don't rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia"

#RealNews on Trump et L'Affaire Russe: A Resource Page - Lawfare

Yes, It Is Definitely Possible For The House And Senate To Agree On Health Care | HuffPost - Senate Republicans are already working with the leader of the House Freedom Caucus.
Jimmy Kimmel Slams GOP With The Least Sincere Apology Ever | HuffPost - I'd like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care. It was insensitive. It was offensive, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me

The Continued Legal Stylings of the Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III DOJ - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In a brief defending its ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump's Justice Department approvingly cited a segregation-era Supreme Court decision that allowed Jackson, Mississippi, to close public pools rather than integrate them. (traitors since 1861)

A Pro-Trump Libertarian Ratfucker Says What? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Assange)
Dear Corvinus University of Budapest, I would lik e some Ph.Ds. Here is a note signed by 3 friends. Sebastian Gorka's dissertation
Here's How Easy It Is to Get Trump Officials to Click on a Fake Link in Email

Cultural Anxiety, Not Economic Anxiety, Drove White Working Class Voters to Trump - The Atlantic - fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees. ("cultural anxiety" = "racism")

It's Like Ron Fournier, From the Ostensible Left - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's not easy to turn a Republican bill that would strip 24 million people of their health insurance and use the money for a massive upper-class tax cut into a "Both Sides Do It, But Democrats Are Worse" story. But inexplicably, or perhaps too explicably -- Jacobin Jacobin commissioned someone to do it. And ... it's even worse than this sounds!

One thing the GOP got right -- Disenfranchisement -- New Data: voter suppression was enough to cost Clinton Wisconsin ... also find that these laws disproportionately harmed black voters,
Wisconsin's ? Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748) -- A new study shows how voter-ID laws decreased turnout among African-American and Democratic voters.

Sessions weighs return to harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes - The Washington Post

Growing gap between longest and shortest lifespans in the US emphasizes the need for policy action | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (8 of 10 worst counties in KY: Kentucky is dying)

West Virginia: Past, Present, and Future : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Moreover, there was never some glory period of the Appalachian white working class being anti-racist. Not at all. More significant than some possibly exaggerated tales of miners fighting racism in 1921 is how the Appalachian migrants, who largely came from West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and southeast Ohio fueled the hate strike at Packard in 1943 and then contributed to the race riots in that city later that year. (coal-dark state of hatred from which the Beast arose)

Surf's Up For a Wave Election

Iowa congressman walks out of a TV interview and into an angry town hall meeting - The Washington Post

Woman seen in Trader Joe's video incident with Muslim shopper: It was taken out of context - Story | WTTG -- "Obama's not in office anymore. We don't have a muslim in there anymore," adding that the former President might be in jail in the future.

Spirit Airlines cancels flight, passenger brawl breaks out -

Surprise! Southern Comfort Has No Whiskey. But Soon It Will. - The New York Times

Eschaton: Transportainment - not necessarily even anti-gondola-as-transportation, but this is just an amusement park ride.
The author of Rise of the Creative Class is grappling with its dark side - Vox

Richard Simmons sues National Enquirer over stories claiming he is changing gender - ABC News

What was our blush response to the Blade Runner 2049 trailer? 7 Crosstalk 7 The A.V. Club

Virtual Witnessing Through Video Games - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Video Games Are Better Without Stories - The Atlantic - Film, television, and literature all tell them better. So why are games still obsessed with narrative?

Chronic pain sufferers taking opioids exhibit significantly higher and more frequent rates of depression and anxiety than those taking medical cannabis, according to new research. The study's findings suggest that medical cannabis may weaken symptoms of depression and anxiety. (someone call Jason Lewis) < br /> Recreational marijuana to go on sale in Nevada this summer. : news (MA will take 3x as long)

Babies benefit mentally from dad's involvement early on. Study finds babies whose fathers were more engaged and active when playing with them in their first few months performed better on cognitive tests at age 2. : science

Girls of Reddit, what have you always wanted to know about guys? : AskReddit
What is more dangerous than people usually think? : AskReddit


EPA dismisses half of key board's scientific advisers; Interior suspends more than 200 advisory panels (prion disease in the national brain)

More Than One Million Children Have Now Fled South Sudan | HuffPost - An additional 1.14 million children have been internally displaced as violence in the young nation continues

We Could Have Been Canada - The New Yorker - Was the American Revolution such a good idea?

Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class - The Washington Post - America is getting richer every year. The American worker is not. (more tax cut for the rich will fix that)

DEAD WRONG - A botched police investigation and a probable wrongful conviction shed light on the murders of dozens of women in Nova Scotia.

Trump screamed at his national security adviser for contradicting him on Korea defense payments: report -- Trump in private describes McMaster as "the general undermining my policy" (undermining my lies)

Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials - NBC News
Sally Yates: 'We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised' - former national security adviser could have been blackmailed by the Russians, Yates told the Senate. (and Trump too)
A Hidden Hand in the Trump-Russia Drama Owns a Ramen Shop. No, Seriously.

The president is threatening a witness: CNN analyst slams Trjmp's 'disturbning' Sally Yates tweets -- "The idea that the president -- the guy who's in charge of the Justice Department -- is threatening a witness is really kind of disturbing"
Former CIA agent mocks Trump's Sally Yates tweets: 'The president is a little confused this morning'

Less Than A Third Of The Public Supports The GOP's New Health Care Bill | HuffPost - But Trump voters are considerably more supportive of this bill than the last version.

A Few Thoughts on the Trump/Kushner Families' Presidency Cash Bust Out -- the Kushner family was caught over the weekend literally selling visas to immigrate to the United States in exchange for funding a $150 million dollar New Jersey real estate project.

35 of 37 economists said Trump was wrong. The other two misread the question. - The Washington Post (his tax cuts will pay for themselves like they always do)

Why did Trump win? More whites -- and fewer blacks -- actually voted

McCain hammers Tillerson in NYT op-ed - politico -- accusing the nation's chief diplomat of adopting a foreign policy that abandons both U.S. values and victims of oppression around the world. (Trumpocracy)

Eschaton: Perfect - Probably should pair him with the liberal Pat Buchanan, Crossfire style -- George Will joins MSNBC

Georgia Republican enraged at court order making it easier for people to vote - Karen Handel said it should "boil your blood" that registration is temporarily reopened in Georgia's sixth district (Satanic bitch)
Mississippi's richest county uses police checkpoints to enforce segregation, lawsuit claims -- The rights abridgments of Madison County. (just a little southern tradition: show your papers if walking while black on the white plantation)

Eschaton: Tribal - I don't think most Democrats really think that way, and had Obama come into office bragging about his Anything But Bush policy, the press would have pilloried him, even though in 2009 everything had gone to shit and it would have been perfectly reasonable.

A Hidden Hand in the Trump-Russia Drama Owns a Ramen Shop. No, Seriously. - The Daily Beast - After a recent Daily Beast investigation unmasked New Hampshire State Representative Robert Fisher as the secret creator of the Reddit community known as The Red Pill

Eschaton: If Only There Was Some Way To Attract People To A Career - School district and bus company officials responsible for the bus problem say the mess that plagues Emma and a number of other children is not isolated, that other children across the city -- and the country -- are struggling because of a national shortage of qualified school bus drivers.
Activist Ron Kovic says disabled parking cheats 'just aren't thinking.' Or do they just not care?

Drug lobbyist arrested after drunken fracas - Politico

Is the Gig Economy Working? - The New Yorker - Many liberals have embraced the sharing economy. But can they survive it?

Suspect accused of killing two Boston doctors pleads not guilty from hospital bed - The Washington Post

Out of the FOG - Helping family members & loved-ones of people who suffer from personality disorders. (Fear Obligation Guilt)

Scientists found that damage in a certain part of the brain is linked to an increase in religious fundamentalism. In particular, lesions in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex reduced cognitive flexibility - the ability to challenge our beliefs based on new evidence. : science

Georgy_K_Zhukov comments on Why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?

el_spicy comments on What are the most important battles of history?
SamCropper comments on For how much stop drop and roll was ingrained into me as a child, I really thought I would catch on fire more times than I have.


How France Voted - The New York Times
Pas aujourd'hui Satan -- Emmanuel #Macron elected president of France (with 65.1% of the vote)-- Or read more about the last minute leak and how Macron may have caught "Fancy Bear" in a carnary trap ... It's likely that French campaign law made a difference, but it could be that the U.S. will go down in history as the only country where last minute leaks worked. (because the FBI was being run by the Russians)

French Election Open Thread - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Even if Le Pen gets crushed, it's still a huge advance for French fascism that she is one of the final two. According to commenter Cheerfull, estimates are that 25.3% of French ballots were returned blank. That anyone on the left would leave a ballot blank with Le Pen on the ballot basically demonstrates why the political self-righteousness and ignorance of large sections of the left explains much about why Donald Trump and Theresa May have won.

Macron to become next French president after beating back Le Pen and her populist tide - The Washington Post
In Le Pen defeat, Europe's far-right wave crashes to a halt

Macron wins French presidency by decisive margin over Le Pen : news

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian - A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?

Leaked documents reveal plans for increased internet surveillance : technology (UK)
New Banksy on Brexit, appeared in Dover, England : pics

Air Force's X-37B space plane lands in Florida after an unprecedented 718 day secret mission : technology (it was a drone)

TIL that 69% of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 USD in Savings, as of September 2016 : todayilearned

GOP Governor Laughs At GOP Plan For People With Pre-Existing Conditions | HuffPost
Eschaton: Pearl Clutchers -- Josh Kraushaar

Penn State frat brother says pleas to call 911 for unconscious pledge were dismissed : news

'Scared for my life': Why are crime victims being jailed? (cops at work)

Police let 45 men who admitted rape walk away with a caution : news
Deputy Gets Probation After Being Found Guilty of Raping, Urinating On Domestic Abuse Victim : news

Middle school student suspended for 'liking' photo of gun on Instagram : news

Study finds that alcohol is as effective as opioids at reducing pain: a new meta-analysis found that people with a blood alcohol content of .08% had moderate-to-large reductions in pain intensity, comparable to pain relief from opioids : science

Redditor explains the problem with science advocates like Bill Nye: they push what they think are science claims, without explaining the method. It's more important to think rationally than blindly accept claims handed to you by others, even from scientists. : bestof
'Bill Nye Saves the World' - Who the heck is the audience for this? : television

The time it takes for the movie to start is starting to feel ridiculous. : movies

7,000 bodies could be buried on Mississippi campus. They are former patients of the state's first mental institution, and underground radar shows their coffins stretch across 20 acres of the campus, where officials have wanted to build.

New Orleans Mayor: Death Threats Won't Stop Us From Taking Down Confederate Monuments | HuffPost

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 82 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is the grave of Louis Agassiz ... For similar reasons of racist thought backed by religious dogma, Agassiz also rejected Darwin's evolutionary theory. In 1860, he launched a public attack on Darwin, denying any connection between fossilized species and living species. ("scientific racism")

Advocates say preventing prison suicides has not been a priority for the state - The Boston Globe - They left him everything to hang himself
Victims identified in South Boston double slaying - The Boston Globe
Boston doctors found dead in luxury apartment with throats slashed : news
Cash For Your Warhol project takes over Cambridge storefront

TIL That Texas has outlawed the purchase of common laboratory glassware without a permit in an anti-drug production effort : todayilearned - In addition, all high school chemistry teachers will be fitted with GPS tracking ankle bracelets.

TIL: in march 1989 an asteroid passed through the exact position where Earth was only six hours earlier. : todayilearned

Replacement for IMDB : television
[Serious] Redditors who like to walk at night, what's the creepiest thing you've ever experienced? : AskReddit
What NSFW questions do women have about men, but are too embarrassed to ask? : AskReddit
[NSFW] What is a really inappropriate question you've always wanted to ask? : AskReddit
Redditors that have been "hypnotized", what actually happened? Were you playing along or was it really a trick? : AskReddit
What was worst case of computer illiteracy you have ever witnessed? : AskReddit

Candid, Comedic and Macabre YouTube Stars Feel an Advertising Pinch - The New York Times
Penn & Teller: B*llshit! - Mother Teresa : television

USA Today asks FBI to investigate millions of fake Facebook accounts : news


Appalachia comes up small in era of giant coal mines - Washington Post - The average miner underground in West Virginia produces three tons of coal per hour. The average miner at a strip mine in Wyoming produces nearly 28. (and that's after removing the mountains) More than 4 in 10 U.S. mines are underground, nearly all in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin, and they account for 61 percent of U.S. coal mining employees.

Hundreds rescued as police smash international pedophile ring : news

French candidate Macron claims massive hack as emails leaked | Reuters
U.S. Far-Right Activists Promote Hacking Attack Against Macron - The New York Times - which some experts say may be connected to hackers linked to Russia
Dear France: You Just Got Hacked. Don't Make The Same Mistakes We Did. A brief guide to the information wars.
Preventing Hacking Is Not an Easy Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Baise-Rat - Lawyers, Guns & Money

ampersamp comments on France's electoral commission has ordered media not to publish contents of Emmanuel Macron's leaked campaign emails; It warned news outlets in France that journalists could face criminal charges for publishing or republishing the material.

"Shattered" co-author Amie Parnes on the many mistakes that doomed Hillary Clinton's campaign -- Clinton was a 'mismatched candidate' for a year of change, says author, and never knew why she was running (to break the glass ceiling and because she desevered it!)

A Photoshopped Picture Of Donald Trump Is Freaking Everyone Out | HuffPost (clones of evil)

Obamacare repeal vote upends 2018 House landscape - politico - Republicans worry their incumbents will pay for the vote, and signs abound of an energized Democratic base.
Idaho town hall erupts after GOP lawmaker says 'no one dies' from lack of health care -- Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) (he really said that" health care isn't a "basic human right" but dying is)
Labrador: 'Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care' ... A frequently cited study published in 2009 in the American Journal of Public Health found a 25 percent higher risk of death among uninsured compared with privately insured adults. The researchers calculated 44,789 deaths among Americans age 18 to 64 in a single year that they said were tied to lack of health insurance. (maybe those were those people)
Kurt Eichenwald Wants Republicans' Family Members to Lose their Insurance and Die | The Daily Caller (apparently a terrible thing to say)
How one U.S. state is leading the charge to dismantle Obamacare | Reuters - Now Kentucky is poised for a new distinction: to be the first state to save money by reducing the number of people on Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled and a central tenet of Obamacare.
Rep. Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare Tries To 'Jimmy Kimmel's Baby' HerSon. NOPE -- Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
This N.J. Republican just lost any claim of being a moderate | Moran | The Star-Ledger -- One of the two from New Jersey is Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, product of a line of American aristocrats extending to days of British rule, and a man whose arrogance knows no match.

6th district runoff: Judge orders Georgia to reopen voter registration

Delta boots family off red-eye flight, threatens kids with "foster care" (and parents with "jail')

Roger Penrose Discusses Consciousness

Thanks to a decline in homophobia, straight men are now better able to embrace "bromances" with other men -- which the study describes as being "more emotionally intimate, physically demonstrative, and based upon unrivaled trust and cohesion compared to their other friendships". : science
The Bromance: Undergraduate Male Friendships and the Expansion of Contemporary Homosocial Boundaries | SpringerLink

Can you explain the logical leap from gravity to holographic principle? : askscience
Do rainbows also have sections in the infrared and/or ultraviolet spectrum? : askscience

People who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are more likely to commit violent crimes than the general population, but the vast majority never do so. Now, researchers have developed a model that predicts with 99.5% accuracy which severely mentally ill patients are most likely to be harmless. : science

Men of Reddit, what makes your interest level in a woman go from 100 to 0 the fastest? : AskReddit
If you woke up tomorrow and you were just 15 years old again, but you know what you know now, what would you do differently? : AskReddit
What are the best NSFW subreddits? : AskReddit


BBC - Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up - Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth's climate warms

Wyoming Becomes 45th U.S. State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide : news

Younger Men, Older Women: A Pairing Becomes More Common - The New York Times

The Evidence That the Comey Letter Threw the Election Is Overwhelming - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the real kill shot is the data about the extraordinary amount of negative media coverage -- without recent precedent in an election campaign -- about Clinton that the letter demonstrably generated. (Trump said it was "rigged" ... in this case by your media, hello NYT)

Senate Asks Trump Associates for Records of Communication With Russians - The New York Times
Trump-Russia investigation reignites as Senate asks aides to hand over notes | US news | The Guardian

We're Getting Awfully Close to Full Employment

alicublog: Populism Without The Popular Vote -- Though Douthat, Millman, Dreher, Sullivan et alia talk about Le Pen and the reactionaries as if they've already won, they aren't really that popular ... I cannot believe they are holding a kegger, with Trump, at the White House to celebrate kicking 10s of millions of people off of health insurance. (+"usually envy righties, I mean who wants to be an ignorant fucking asshole, but I gotta say, I would take great solace right about now in believing magic Sky God was going to be along any minute to smite the fuck out of some evil people. We got karma, and that's ok, but I could do with something a little more immediate. Action packed. OK- violent and gruesome.")
Alexandra Jaffe on Twitter: "Cases upon cases of beer just rolled into the Capitol on a cart covered in a sheet. Spotted Bud Light peeking out from the sheet"
Jessica Valenti on Twitter: "When the first kid dies because they couldn't get their care covered, remember the GOP pounding beers to celebrate."

A Few Grafs That Explain Why America Hates Vacuous Political Reporting - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- But if only House Democrats could emulate the Civilitude and Seriousity of Paul Ryan, who was positively giddy as he went to send 30,000 lucky duckies a year to their own personal death panels, before kissing the ring of an inept authoritarian and hitting a nice kegger to celebrate. Now that will totally facilitate the bipartisanship that the American public craves! (+cillizard +"colleagues")
Eschaton: Status Quo - more coverage of how reducing the number of people with affordable decent enough insurance is Bad than there was about how increasing the number of people with affordable decent enough insurance would be Good during the passage of ACA. It's hard to give people Nice Things, and it's also hard to take them away. A bit weird.
Eschaton: Party Line - Longtime readers of this free website know that one of my running themes is "Actually, Democrats kinda suck." And they do! But 10-15 years ago some of them (a few, but some) would have voted with Republicans to make sure more people would die. None of them did today. Progress!

House 2018: Rating Changes in 20 Districts

About that Rose Garden health care photo with all the white guys.... -

Kill 'em all When the revolution comes, the first up against the wall won't be the right-wingers in government, it will be the centrist establishment media who enable them ... Yeah. They voted to murder me and then had a kegger about it.

Hey Hey Goodbye -- This is both an homage and a literal repetition of what Republicans did when the Clinton tax bill passed in the House in 1993. Same singing, same song. The bill paved the way for budget balancing over the course of the decade and (more arguably) played a role in creating the prosperity of that decade -- It also came little more than a year before Democratic majorities in both Houses were annihilated in the 1994 midterm.

Trump budget would effectively kill drug control office - politico - would cut about 95 percent of funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, effectively ending its mission as the lead agency in charge of combating the opioid crisis and other drug epidemics (let them die)

Trump and Bannon 'Personally Intervened to Save Seb Gorka (with the Kushner/Ivanka faction)

Judicial Watch: Two Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago cost more than $1 million | TheHill

Being a woman is now a pre-existing condition
There's nobody with more respect for women than the Republicans
Army secretary nominee Mark Green: Public healthcare stops people from being saved by Christianity

White House fires its chief usher -- the first woman in that job -- "I think it's best if the White House explains"

FCC to investigate, 'take appropriate action' on Colbert's Trump rant (you can't make fun of the God-Emperor)

Rep. Eastman: Some women 'glad' to be pregnant for Medicaid-funded travel for abortions (need to go to Anchorage or Seattle? Get pregnant ... they really "think" like this)

Bo Dietl admits to digging up dirt for Fox News - NY Daily News
Fox News trying to pull Jesse Watters from Bill O'Reilly comedy tour (yeah, they're hilarious)

Jordan Edwards killing: officer who shot teen in moving car charged with murder | US news | The Guardian - The 15-year-old died after officer Roy Oliver shot a rifle into a car that was leaving a party in Balch Springs, Texas

Rape charges to be dropped against immigrant teens in Md. case - The Washington Post ... "I do feel what they are doing now is egregious," she said, noting some of the images now being used as the base of a pornography charges are images discovered during the investigation that helped exonerate her client. (cops never give up when they're wrong)

'It's fucking racist': Watch a black teen confront his white teacher who insists on using the N-word ("Commoditized words" for "commoditized people")

'Heart-wrenching and incomprehensible': 18 fraternity members charged in Penn State hazing death
Eighteen fraternity brothers are facing charges in the death of Beta Theta Pi fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza, eight of them manslaughter charges. : news
West Point cadet sentenced to 21 years for sexually assaulting classmate : news

California students suspended for liking racist posts launch lawsuit

Transgender Woman Found Badly Hurt on Manhattan Sidewalk Dies 10 Days After Apparent Attack: Sources | NBC New York
Man yells anti-gay comment, points gun at people in Seattle : news

Anti-vaccine activists spark a state's worst measles outbreak in decades -- MMR vaccination rates among U.S.-born children of Somali descent used to be higher than among other children in Minnesota. But the rates plummeted from 92 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2014, state health department data shows, well below the threshold of 92 to 94 percent needed to protect a community against measles.

Lost and Found Cinema - From the Current - The Criterion Collection - Almost every film made before 1952 was shot on nitrate
Flashback Friday: Chris Isaak's Wicked Game -- Think about the implications of that: the male in the duo was expected to seduce for the benefit of the audience. They couldn't rely on just "the girl" to bring the heat.

'Alarming' rise in children hospitalized with suicidal thoughts or actions : news

50 Essential Cult Novels : books

Keezer's, a Cambridge staple for 122 years, to close

Guy found a fully stocked underground safe house. : videos
What's the story you've been wanting to tell, but haven't found the right AskReddit thread for yet? : AskReddit
The hypocrisy of women not wanting to date short men : videos
What is the best first-text-message to send after you get someone's number? : AskReddit

Uber is under criminal investigation for building software to avoid regulators : technology


Bret Stephens Continues Shoveling BS into NY Times Opinion Section | DeSmogBlog - Here we go again. Bret Stephens, apparently riding high on a wave of hate-clicks, has another column that yet again deceives readers with a bait and switch.
Each day, @BretStephensNYT & @NYTimes lowering 'bar for intellectual honesty'
HotWhopper: Bret Stephens lowers the bar for intellectual honesty and more @NYTimes
Joss Fong on Twitter: "If it seems like some climate scientists and advocates overreact, it's useful consider the context
How a Professional Climate Change Denier Discovered the Lies and Decided to Fight for Science

French election: Macron hailed as winner of bruising Le Pen TV debate | World news | The Guardian - Majority of French people polled feel that centrist candidate outperformed far right leader in ill-tempered clash

Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements - BBC News - The duke, who turns 96 next month, will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August but will not accept new invitations.

How Every Member Voted on the House Health Care Bill - The New York Times
Senate won't vote on House-passed healthcare bill -- but will write their own legislation instead.
AHCA Vote Count: How the House Republicans split - Washington Post - The House voted 217 - 213 to pass its latest health-care reform bill. Here's how the most conservative and most moderate Republicans swung.
Ye Guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money (it's tattooed on their foreheads: the Mark of the Beast)
Health care hot potato - Vox - Republicans don't want the AHCA to pass. But none of them want to be the cause of its failure.
The Health Care Bill Could Be A Job-Killer For GOP Incumbents | FiveThirtyEight - But it could also endanger the job prospects of the Republican members of Congress who voted for it and make a Democratic takeover of the House substantially more likely in 2018.

Republicans Had a Party to Celebrate Obamacare Repeal Vote in House - Tens of millions of Americans were not.
In Trump's America, Rape Is a Preexisting Condition (because women are a rape waiting to happen)
The New Study That Shows Trumpcare's Damage
Trumpcare: An Abdication of Responsibility, a Moral Disgrace (by morally disgraceful deplorables)
GOP rushing to vote on healthcare without analysis of changes | TheHill
Obamacare Repeal Is Really Just A Giant $1 Trillion Cut To Health Care Programs | HuffPost - If the policy details are too confusing, just focus on the money.
Thoughts on Republican Healthcare Reform and Obamacare from a Hospital Bed - Morning Zoo Crew made me wish that there was a procedure by which they could put my gallbladder back, just so they could take it out again

Eschaton: Ivankasplaining - It of course doesn't occur to her that people who have worked on specific issues forever have probably thought about and considered every passing random thought that floats through her melon.

Pence: Trump 'Has Literally Filled This White House' With Anti-Abortion Leaders | HuffPost

The Sad And Hilarious Story Of America's Most Incompetent Deficit Hacks | HuffPost - the sad state of The Can Kicks Back, a deficit-hack outfit spun off of Fix The Debt,

Degradation of the Language -- Charles M. Blow MAY 1, 2017
Like, Degrading the Language? No Way - The New York Times - By John McWhorter April 5, 2014

Obama's sex and drugs past laid bare in new biography | Daily Mail Online
David Axelrod Needs to Move On - Lawyers, Guns & Money : David Axelrod is always good for some self-congratulatory second-guessing:
Eschaton: Cletus From Fritters Doesn't Care About Your Fancy Internets (media is stupid and evil)

Bill allowing adoption agencies to turn away gay couples signed into law | (Alaqaeda)

Eschaton: Whiner In Chief - I sorta get self-pitying fake macho bro culture. You know, the MRA-types who think the world (women) is trying to sap their bodies of precious fluids. They are all a bunch of whiners. But their leaders are not! I mean, they whine to each other, but the dudes they worship are not whiners. They kick ass! Trump is a fucking whiny ass titty baby.
Eschaton: Never Tweet - Atrios never refers to himself in the third person.
Eschaton: The Southerner - I was out and about running some errands in the urban hellhole, dodging the bullets and whatnot, and I was thinking about the decline of the Southern Politician Archetype

Eschaton: David Brooks Gets Married Again - I don't care that divorced father of 3 David Brooks is marrying a woman who is 23 years younger than he is, but it is the kind of thing David Brooks the Columnist would care about if he was writing about black David Brooks.

New Yorker Accused Of Hate Crime In Attack On Asian Man While Yelling 'White Power' | HuffPost

NYPD Refuses to Disclose Information About Its Face Recognition Program, So Privacy Researchers Are Suing : technology

SoCal family thrown off overbooked Delta flight over child's seating | - A Southern California family says they were kicked off an overbooked Delta airplane because they refused to yield a seat held by their young son.

Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries - Bloomberg - These five forces are going to shake up the American supermarket.

Netflix Edits 'Bill Nye' Episode to Remove Segment Saying Chromosomes Determine Gender : television -- no, it said chromosomes determine sex. the fact that they still edited it out is completely idiotic and confuses sex and gender even further.

Scientists discovered that the genetic makeup of any given brain cell differs from all others. That realization may provide clues to a range of psychiatric diseases : science (including sex)
Intersection of diverse neuronal genomes and neuropsychiatric disease: The Brain Somatic Mosaicism Network | Science

Any topology experts care to explain why this doesn't produce a knot? : askscience

TIL in 2010 an MI6 spy was found dead, his naked body inside a padlocked bag in his flat in London. The Metropolitan Police concluded that he had accidentally locked himself in the bag and died as a result. : todayilearned
Whats wrong with Casey Neistat? : OutOfTheLoop
Someone honked at a slow driver and the passenger wasn't having any of it. : WTF
What do you hear about all the time on the internet but have yet to encounter IRL? : AskReddit
Throw your go pro : videos


Bret Stephens Takes On Climate Change. Readers Unleash Their Fury. - The New York Times (if by "fury" you mean "ridicule" of NYT's both-sideism +science is just one "view")
U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years - "installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter, nearly four times the amount installed in the same period last year" : technology

Venezuela Is Heading for a Soviet-Style Collapse | Foreign Policy - A few lessons from the last time an oil economy crashed catastrophically.
Venezuela's president dances on tv while people riot on streets : gifs

Puerto Rico Declares a Form of Bankruptcy - The New York Times

The Comey Letter Probably Cost Clinton The Election | FiveThirtyEight - why won't the media admit as much?
FBI director says he feels 'mildly nauseous' about possibility he affected election, but has no regrets
Now we know: Bill Clinton cost his wife the presidency - The Washington Post - but her meeting with President Clinton on that airplane was the capper for me

Rice declines Senate request to testify on Russian hacking -

Colbert had a lot to say about Trump and Putin. Now he's silent amid #FireColbert backlash. -- "In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's cockholster" (truth hurts)
Stephen Colbert responds to backlash over Trump jokes : television

Hey Trump, This Is Why the Civil War Happened - Slavery -- VICE
Trump has a dangerous disability - The Washington Post (thinking and speaking clearly)

Trump "directly involved" in post-inauguration hunt for rogue tweeter - CBS News

Woman found guilty and faces year in jail for laughing at Jeff Sessions : news
A Jury Just Convicted a Woman for Laughing at Jeff Sessions | Vanity Fair
Laughing At Jeff Sessions's Lies A Criminal Offense, Says Jeff Sessions's DOJ
Jury Convicts Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions During Senate Hearing | HuffPost - not about her laugh, it's about her post-laughter conduct (she asked "why am I being arrested?")

Just Win Baby - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ossoff attracting surprising levels of GOP support in Georgia special - politico

The Eisenhower First 100 Days - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Basically Ike dedicated it to Making America Love Jesus Again. ("under God" and "In God We Trust" legitimized radical religious right)

The simple reason Republicans are stuck with Obamacare - The Washington Post - Republicans, you see, are philosophically opposed to the very idea of Obamacare giving health insurance to the poor and sick, while others are only politically opposed to the idea of a president named Obama doing so.

But Do You Know Who Really Tells It Like It Is? Judith Butler - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Axelrod on Clinton: 'It takes a lot of work to lose to Donald Trump'

Another Fox News Employee Accuses the Network of Gender Discrimination : news

Texas officer who shot unarmed kid and whose innocent brother was arrested, is fired : news

/u/itsnotmythrowaway1 describes in detail the awful state of public school education in Arizona. : bestof (Republicans destroying schools since Reagan)

Am reading James Clavell's historical epic Shogun, and Holy Madonna it is unbelievable : books

TIL of Bridget Loves Bernie, the highest rated TV show to ever be canceled after only one season. CBS and show creators were forced to cancel the show after receiving death threats from Jews, who were angered that the show featured a Catholic marrying a Jew. : todayilearned

Low gluten diets in people without a medical reason to avoid gluten associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease : science

Language shapes how the brain perceives time - people who speak two languages fluently think about time differently depending on the language context in which they are estimating the duration of events. The finding is reported in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
How are we able to estimate the Planck's constant at a much higher accuracy (44 per billion) than the gravitational constant G (120,000 per billion)? What is affecting the measurement of G? : askscience

Population scale data revealed that patients who received ketamine had significantly lower frequency of reports of depression than patients who took any other combination of drugs for pain, and had significantly lower frequency of reports of pain and opioid induced side effects. : science

What are you sad to see become normal practice? : AskReddit
OP in relationship_advice asks how she can move forward after her boyfriend gave a full body massage to one of her friends. Someone in the comments shows up and links to Confession where the boyfriend made a post admitting he gave a full body massage to his girlfriend's friend, and he liked it. : bestof
What is the most uplifting nsfw compliment you've ever received? : AskReddit
What really mindfucks you? : AskReddit
What long shot have you taken that really paid off? : AskReddit
What do you refuse to buy or use purely out of principle? : AskReddit
Redditor explains why the Vietnam War was essentially impossible to win and exactly why it was wrong to even go to war with them. : bestof
[Serious] Redditors who have experienced something supernatural, what is your story? : AskReddit

Netflix Has Almost 4x as Many Streaming Subscribers as Comcast has Cable Subscribers : technology
Google Docs users hit with sophisticated phishing attack : technology
New Google Docs phishing scam, almost undetectable : google


Eschaton: Stop Complaining, LIBTURDS!!! AND BUY OUR PAPER YOU UNGRATEFUL SHITS ... NY Times issues a correction to Stephens's 1st column. His sole climate "fact" was wrong; conclusions are unchanged. (Sulzbergers shitting on you)
The problem with NY Times and climate change isn't what you think ... editors who hired Stephens were following a tired playbook that's over a century old -- even as the nature of both journalism and how readers relate to the news has changed radically in the last decade. Simply put, mainstream news orgs have an almost mystical, quasi-religious faith in the notion that to be moral and ethical they must have some approximate balance between liberal and conservative opinion writers
Bret Stephens Isn't the Only Problem at the New York Times Op-Ed Page -- From Friedman to Bruni, the paper of record's columnists are abysmal. By Sarah Jones

Australian Mandatory Data Retention Abused Just Weeks After Rules Are Put In Place : technology

Eschaton: I'm Sure Dad Will Let Us Go To The Beach For The Weekend With This Old Guy With A Porsche - May reminds me of a teenager stamping her feet, convinced that mom and dad are going to allowed her to do some sort of completely absurd things, just because she wills it into being. But DAAAAAAAAAD!!! ... the European commission president ended discussions about a potential Brexit deal by telling the British prime minister: "I'm leaving Downing Street 10 times more sceptical than I was before." (May is an idiot)

Sources: Former Acting AG Yates to contradict administration about Flynn at hearing -

The Collapse of American Identity - The New York Times

Pro-Trump farmers now worry he was serious about NAFTA repeal - ("plain folks of the land" who voted for The Beast are very stupid

GOP Congressman: People who 'lead good lives' should pay less than those with pre-existing conditions
Republican Says Obamacare Repeal Will Help People Who Have 'Done Things The Right Way' | The Huffington Post - Rep. Mo Brooks is saying openly what many Republicans probably think.
Republican Blurts Out That Sick People Don't Deserve Affordable Care
Eschaton: Everybody Dies - Brooks then recognized that some people have medical problems "through no fault of their own" and that society should take care of them, although he didn't explain how to do that and suggested the matter was "complicated"

Eschaton: My First Amendment Right To A New York Times Column (At Very High Pay) - Finally liberals are a bit tired of the "give us money so we can pay Jonah Goldberg" pitch NPR has been giving them for years, and the liberal media never actually being liberal.
With Trump In The White House, MSNBC Is Resisting The Resistance | The Huffington Post - the news about Wallace and Hewitt was seen as just two more steps toward the full execution of the vision of Andy Lack, the NBC News executive who oversees MSNBC. He has made quite clear his plan to move the cable news network away from its bedrock liberalism and toward a more centrist approach personified by Brian Williams (Zucker and Lack taking America down)

Congress Allocates $120 Million for Trump Family's Security Costs (at least 1/2 billion $ for his first and only term)

A Woman Is On Trial For Laughing During A Congressional Hearing | The Huffington Post - Activist was arrested by a rookie cop after laughing at a claim that Jeff Sessions treated "all Americans equally" ... Nevertheless, prosecutors persisted this week in pursuing charges against the 61-year-old woman the rookie had taken into custody (and rendited to Poland: no laughs for you)

Stephen Colbert Demolishes Trump for Insulting 'Face the Nation' Host John dickerson (Deface the Nation of Trumpamerica)

Police Account Changes in Killing of Texas 15-Year-Old - The New York Times - new evidence showed the killing did not unfold the way the authorities had originally claimed. (killer cops lied, as usual)
While AR-15 rifles are popular with law enforcement agencies, the medical examiner's office on Monday declined to identify the type of rifle used in the shooting. (terroristic cops)

Northwestern journalism school lets accreditation lapse - Chicago Tribune -- because the process if "flawed" and not useful (i.e., corrupt)

This Is What a Modern-Day Witch Hunt Looks Like (transracialism and deadnameing Caitlyn Jenner)

The U.S. Gymnastics System Wanted More Medals, And Created A Culture Of Abuse To Get Them

TIL that in 1974 fundamentalist Christians in Kanawha County were so upset over "immoral" books like "Autobiography of Malcolm X" being introduced to local schools they dynamited a school, attacked school buses with shotguns, and planted a bomb at a school board member's home. : todayilearned

What non-physical traits have you inherited from your parents? : AskReddit
5 years ago today was the infamous "What secret could ruin your life?" thread. For those who posted in it, where are you now? For those who read it, how did it change you? : AskReddit
trashitagain comments on Throwaway time! What's your secret that could literally ruin your life if it came out?
What's your favorite way to ask your SO for sex? : AskReddit
What is your nerdiest joke? : AskReddit
The Olsen twins attended the Met Gala last night, cosplaying as the last 2 gelfling from The Dark Crystal. : funny
YouTube star Daddyofive loses custody of two children featured in 'prank' video. : news
Let's move on from DADDY O FIVE and have a look at TASHA MAMA. WTF : videos


What If Climate Scientists Are Guessing Wrong? - Newest New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, a conservative refugee from the increasingly Trumpist Wall Street Journal editorial page, uses his first column to imply, without quite stating outright, that somebody (the world? America? liberals?) overrates the certainty of climate science. (very Sulzbergerish hire)
The evil of banality - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Throw in the biggest collective action problem of all time, and nothing is going to change until it's far too late to do anything about whatever does end up happening. So we had better pray for a technological miracle or three, or the opening of the Seventh Seal, with the latter being the preferred solution to the problem among what Mencken called the plain folks of the land.

H.L. Mencken: "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." (plain folks of the land and the Beast from the Earth)

Wilbur Ross Says Syria Missile Strike Was 'After-Dinner Entertainment' at Mar-a-Lago

Chaos in Paris as annual May Day march turns into mass riot in protest against Marine Le Pen - Mirror Online

TIL of the 'Banana massacre' in 1928, where up to 3000 striking workers where killed by colombian forces, after the US threatened to invade if they would not protect american interests. : todayilearned

U.S. appeals court won't rehear 'net neutrality' challenge : technology

The Cost of Barack Obama's Speech (vry Barry)

Hullabaloo - Sunday Funnies - Not The White House Correspondents Dinner

Donald Trump Won't Give Up Unsupported Claim That Barack Obama Wiretapped Him | The Huffington Post - After bringing up the claim unprompted, CBS asked Trump to elaborate. Instead, the president angrily ended the interview. (Pres Crazy)
Trump on surveillance claims: 'I don't stand by anything' (except himself) said his allegation that he was illegally surveilled by former President Barack Obama has 'been proven very strongly' and that that surveillance has negated the relatively warm relationship that the two presidents developed in the weeks following Trump's victory last year ("relatively warm")

An interview suggests Trump doesn't know what's in his health bill Either the president doesn't understand the proposal -- or ins't telling the truth about it (probably both)
GOP faces make-or-break moment on Obamacare repeal - politico - This week may be the last, best chance to get it done in the House.

Peculiar Understanding of the Civil War - The president's admiration for deal-making and strong leadership lead him to suggest that Andrew Jackson could have stopped the Civil War.
Trump's totally bizarre claim about avoiding the Civil War (simple minds)
Andrew Jackson Was A Comprehensively Terrible President - Lawyers, Guns & Money (and a Southern slave-holder)
Historians see a dark underside to Trump's Civil War riff - politico - comments on Monday struck some historians as darker than a history goof, with the president seeming to minimize the painful history of slavery in the United States and to talk up Jackson's role as a strongman leader who proudly owned many slaves ... "It's the kind of comment that will get applause from neo-Confederate circles in the South"

Trump Just Picked a Contraception Skeptic to Head Federal Family Planning Efforts | Mother Jones (no slut-pills for you, girls)
Donald Trump Taps Anti-Contraceptive Activist To Oversee Family Planning Program | The Huffington Post -- Teresa Manning once said "contraception doesn't work"

Top Ethics Officer Challenges Trump Over Secret Waivers for Ex-Lobbyists - The New York Times

The moment Hillary Clinton was forced to give up her dream | New York Post
Hillary Clinton lost because Obama voters went to Donald Trump | McClatchy Washington Bureau (propaganda worked +Hillary)
Why did Trump win? New research by Democrats offers a worrisome answer. - The Washington Post - A shockingly large percentage of these Obama-Trump voters said Democrat's economic policies will favor the wealthy -- twice the percentage that said the same about Trump (they thought Trump would look after the little guy and haven't been paying attention to Republican policies for 40 years)

Fox News Executive, Bill Shine, Departs Amid Turmoil - The New York Times

Dallas Firefighter Shot, Officers Pinned Down by Gunfire : news
Seven shot, gunman dead at University City apartment complex - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Authorities said the shooter, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, was white and all the victims were people of color -- our black women, two black men and one Latino man
Officer fatally shoots 15-year-old in Balch Springs | Dallas | Dallas News - Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School, was leaving a party when he was shot through the passenger's side window (the car reached for its waistband)
Shooting of black teen in Dallas suburb did not meet 'our core values,' police chief says
UT stabbing in Austin: 1 dead, 3 injured on campus; suspect in custody
Multiple people stabbed on UT Austin campus : news

Ja Rule And Fyre Festival Slapped With $100 Million Lawsuit For Multiple Counts Of Fraud (Followup) : Music

The entire town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is getting Amazon Prime for free - In honor of the Academy Award-winning film Manchester by the Sea debuting on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, the town that served as a backdrop for the dismal Casey Affleck drama is getting a year of Amazon Prime for free. (and the movie was about Glouster)

The majority of women suffering with pain when urinating, or needing to urinate often or urgently probably do have a bacterial infection, even when nothing is detected by standard urine testing. Using a more sensitive test found evidence of bacterial infection in almost all women with symptoms. : science

Redditor goes on amazing in-depth rant about why we have probably never been visited by aliens. : bestof

Daddyofive - Youtube Community Saves Emma and Cody : videos


Trump won't rule out military action against N. Korea

Counties with the highest poverty concentration had >3 times the rate of child abuse fatalities compared with counties with the lowest poverty concentration, based on a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of child abuse fatalities in US children 0 to 4 years of age from 1999 to 2014. : science

U.S.-led fight on ISIS has killed 352 civilians: Pentagon | Reuters

May expects tough talks; EU alarmed at Brexit 'illusions' | Reuters (she still thinks she's going to make a deal)

Trump's 'Very Friendly' Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike (peas in a pod)

F.C.C. Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It - The New York Times (death is freedom, see health care +semiotics of untruth)

Fox News on Twitter: "Jobless rate after first 3 months: Trump vs. Obama vs. Bush vs. Clinton." (any sign can be used to lie)
Hourly Wages v. GDP - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money

TIL Between 2005 and 2009, Americans' retirement savings had shrunk by about $2.5 trillion. More than 8.8 million jobs were lost, and roughly 3 million homes had gone into foreclosure. (vote Republican, obviously)

Donald Trump's Spell Hasn't Worn Off -- And It Might Never -- His rapturous show kept fans enthralled on Saturday night as the populist hero came to speak to his people.

Safe Self-Abortion Will Force Opponents of Abortion Rights to be Consistent, and Not in a Good Way - Lawyers, Guns & Money (hello, Gorsuch)

TRUE BLUE REPORT: How in the world did DJT get a degree from Wharton? - Let me repeat. DJT does not have an MBA from Wharton, or anywhere else. (and neither does Ivanka)

Voting Rights Roundup: North Carolina GOP rams through yet another power grab to suppress the vote - No state has been at the vanguard in the Republican war on voting rights quite like North Carolina. (meanwhile, in the Republican war on democracy)


Reagan Adviser Slams Trump Rally Speech As 'Most Divisive Ever' From A President | The Huffington Post (Gergen)

Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes | The Independent

TEDWeekends explores shades of deception | TED Blog

Judge won't hear gay adoptions because it's not in a child's 'best interest'

An 86-year-old Californian woman has died trying to fight a man who was allegedly sexually assaulting her 61-year-old friend. : news

In Vermon't remote Northeast Kingdom, two acres of mystery

A clean, modern, interactive periodic table : InternetIsBeautiful

Testosterone Makes Men Less Likely to Question Their Impulses : science
Chashachka comments on I need help with a difficult patient.

What was the biggest mistake made by a civilisation in history? : AskReddit

Men of Reddit, what's something inappropriate you've always wanted to know about women? : AskReddit
If you asked the US government one question and they had to tell you the truth, what would you ask? : AskReddit
If God himself did an AMA, what would be the highest rated question? : AskReddit
What's the sluttiest thing you have ever done? : AskReddit

PSA: If you opened your PayPal account before you were 18, close it now. : technology
'World's Most Secure' Email Service Is Easily Hackable
Ever wonder how computers work? This guy builds one step by step and explains how every part works in a way that anyone can understand. I no longer just say "it's magic." : videos


Thousands March In Washington, D.C. Heat To Demand Trump Act On Climate Change | The Huffington Post - As more than 100,000 protestors took to the National Mall Saturday to demand the Trump administration quit cozying up to fossil fuel companies and take action against climate change, D.C. experienced its hottest day ever for April 29.
EPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decades - The Washington Post
The best signs from the People's Climate March
NYT: Climate change impact is happening now. NYT: Eh, maybe not that big a deal. - The Washington Post - The New York Times is very proud of the debut column from Bret Stephens, the op-edder that it recently pulled away from the Wall Street Journal (evil runs deep at the Times)
Finally, I Understand Trump's America - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sorter Bret Stephens: "Sure, climate science suggests that the Earth is warming with terrible consequences, but what if BIG DATA is failing to anticipate that James Comey might imply that the climate is a crook, causing the temperature to drop two or three degrees and making everything OK? Americans are right to me skeptical of NERDS and their SLIDE RULES who don't consider the intangibles." (+Spayd, Bennet and Baquet

North Korea threatens Israel with "merciless, thousand-fold punishment" : news
Trump: North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test (carnage in his brain)

French Election Is Facebook's Fake News Litmus Test

ICE data shows half of immigrants arrested in raids had traffic convictions or no record - The Washington Post
Texas House finally passes harsher 'sanctuary cities' bill that's more like Senate version (TX goes full "show your papers")

The 4 Russia investigations in Congress, explained -
UK was given details of alleged contacts between Trump campaign and Moscow | US news | The Guardian - In December the UK government was given reports by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele on possible collusion between Trump camp and the Kremlin
Trump blames Obama for not vetting former national security adviser Michael Flynn - ABC News ("we didn't know he was a Russian spy")
Trump team did background check on Flynn, knew of Turkey ties: report | TheHill (oh, he lied)

100 Days of Noise From Donald Trump - The New York Times (he's a big success)

Trump says rally crowd broke records despite empty seats | TheHill (it's very crowded in his tiny brain)

Trump says trips to New York City cost the US too much | Fox News

Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' | Business | The Guardian

Minnesota man gets 15 years for shooting 5 Black Lives Matter protesters : news
Man confronts undercover officers and TSA agents at LAX when they ask how much money he is carrying : videos

Fox in a box - Axios

Women In The U.S. Don't Live In A Dystopian Hellscape. Yet.
Armed neo-Nazis prepare for potential clash in small Kentucky town. : news

USDA to ease school meal standards | TheHill (let them eat dirt, say pro-life Republicans)

MSNBC In Talks to Be Wingnut Welfare Supplier - Lawyers, Guns & Money
"De-politicizing Art" - Lawyers, Guns & Money (The Federalist)

'You are safe,' Transylvania attacker says to Republican student in coffee shop ... Adkins appears to have a history of publicly protesting what he considered the mistreatment of conservatives on college campuses.

Man vandalizes three Rodeo Drive boutiques by driving Mercedes into them, police say - LA Times

Fyre Festival Was Always Going to Be a Disaster -- The festival was supposed to be a luxury music retreat where elite millennials could mingle with 'influencers' and models ... I cannot explain how or why the bros running this festival ignored every warning sign they were given along the way. The writing was on the wall. I saw it firsthand six weeks ago. They overlooked so many very basic things. And baby, they forgot to make me sign an NDA.
The founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival has a history of overpromising 'elite' access
Life Lessons From the Great Fyre Festival Disaster
FyreFestivalFraud (@FyreFraud) | Twitter
Fyre Festival: discussion about the upcoming festival in The Bahamas

15 Signs You're With A Good Man | The Huffington Post

Two new psychology studies show that liberals are just as prone to confirmation bias as conservatives. : science

PTSD risk may be inherited through DNA. Women in particular were more likely to be diagnosed than men following a traumatic event. The researchers caution that a larger sample size is needed for better genotyping coverage. : science
Creative people physically see and process the world differently : science
[Serious] Schizophrenics: What were the first signs you experienced before you were diagnosed? : AskReddit

Upon using medical cannabis, patients in pain and those suffering from other medical conditions reduced their use of opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol, and other dangerous substances, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. : science (Jason Lewis doesn't believe your so-called "science")
Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says |

Turns out you can be addicted to love, new research demonstrates addiction like behavior disorders to romance. : science
What colour would a neutron star be? : askscience

Uber driver accidentally picks up prostitute instead of passenger. Hilarity ensues : videos


U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone | Reuters

Eschaton: Really Only Need 1 - That's the most hilarious thing about the stupidity of the people in charge of British Brexit. They don't need 27 to "oppose" them. Basically every country can veto anything. (it's complicated)

Civil Rights Act protects gay and lesbian employees from workplace bias, court rules - LA Times

N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans' Emails About Foreign Targets

FBI confirms grand jury subpoenas used in Clinton email probe - politico

Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life | Reuters
Considered as political satire, reality is getting a bit over the top - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Look Around the Table. If You Think You Spot Republicans Who Are Deficit Hawks, You Are the Sucker - Lawyers, Guns & Money (NYT plays you for suckers)

This Instagram Account Is Documenting Every Anti-Donald Trump Sticker In NYC | The Huffington Post

DeMint set to be ousted from Heritage Foundation - politico - DeMint has brought in too many Senate allies and made the think tank too bombastic and political

EXCLUSIVE: Advanced Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left | Mediaite
Lawsuit: Fox News group hacked, surveilled, and stalked ex-host Andrea Tantaros | Ars Technica
Hannity: 'High up' person trying to fire Fox News co-president - politico

Alex Jones Suffers Defeat In Custody Hearing
InfoWars' Alex Jones Loses Custody Case, Ex-Wife Wins Right to Decide Where Children Live ... Under cross-examination he spoke not only about George Soros and overly potent marijuana, but also his taste for zebra meat and canned exotic game hunts, and confirmed that a big bowl of hot Texas chili caused him to forget details about his kid's lives

The Disastrous Saga of Ja Rule's Fyre Festival Is the Craziest Thing You'll See today
A-listers told to avoid Ja Rule music fest before disaster hit | Page Six

Roustan Bodypaint | Los Angeles Body Painter and Photographer | Image Gallery

What's reference point for the speed of light? : askscience

What's Your Big Penis Horror Story?

What are subtle red flags at a job interview that say, "Working here would suck"? : AskReddit
Hacker leaks season five of 'Orange is the New Black' after demanding ransom : television

Eschaton: Nice Work - Corporate America prides itself on rewarding success and punishing failure. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer does not fit comfortably into that narrative. During her five-year tenure at the once-proud tech firm, user levels stagnated, ad revenue dropped, acquisitions cratered, layoffs accelerated, product quality floundered, and hackers stole the personal information of more than one billion users. (she earned that $186 million)


The Drumbeats Dn't Add Up to Imminent War With North Korea
North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding - The Washington Post (nice Nazi music)

Isis faces exodus of foreign fighters as its 'caliphate' crumbles | World news | The Guardian

United dragging report: 'Our review shows that many things went wrong that day'

Trump spent all of 14 minutes in briefing with senators on "military preparation" for North Korea - Shareblue (fake news)
Senators Leave White House Briefing On North Korea Unsure About Why It Took Place | The Huffington Post - not quite sure why we went all the way down to the White House (suckers got pwned)

Justices Alarmed by Government's Hard-Line Stance in Citizenship Case

Trump Says He Will Renegotiate Nafta or Terminate It - The New York Times

'The Simpsons' has a grim take on Trump's first 100 days

The education of Donald Trump - politico (not possible)
Trump's lies are working brilliantly. This new poll proves it -- enormous majorities of his voters believe the news media regularly publishes false stories. Even bigger majorities of them believe the news media's falsehoods are a bigger problem than the Trump administration's flasehoods are, while only small fractions think the administration tells falsehoods or that his lies are the greater problem. (Trump voters are very stupid and evil people)

Elizabeth Warren Wades Into Democratic Party's Debate On Candidates' Abortion Views (Lizzie wants to include hateful people)

Eschaton: The Marketplace Of Ideas - This movement currently holds power at nearly every level of American government, and Murray's ideas are as influential now as they've ever been (Make America Racist Again)

Ivanka Trump's laim that for half of U.S. families, 'the single largest expense is child care' (if you leave out housing and food)

How to pop the political bubbles keeping Americans apart - The Washington Post -- Conservatives tend to view all nonconservative sources of information as biased, putting The Post and the Huffington Post, for example, in the same category of untrustworthiness (by any serious standard an absurdity). (NeoCon Gerson's bothsidism suffers in the comments)

A new bill would ban conversion therapy nationwide (Trump will veto)

George Soros Took Control of 183 Groups and 12 People So Far This Year, According to Alex Jones and InfoWars - The Daily Beast (pizzagate!)

And Then There Was Hannity - Bloomberg

A Chilling Threat of Political Violence in Portland - The Atlantic - Activists threatened to drag local Republicans off a parade route
Ann Coulter speech at UC Berkeley canceled, again, amid fears for safety - The Washington Post

Orleans Parish prosecutors are using fake subpoenas to pressure witnesses to talk to them | The Lens (cops should go to jail for shit like this)
School district slams sixth grader with suspension over haircut

Charter Myth Busting - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Purdue Chases the Cash - Lawyers, Guns & Money (buys Kaplan)


A Vermont nature diary documents down-to-earth signs of climate change - The Boston Globe

Comey, Lynch and Clinton - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Bill really fucked the country with that one)

Eschaton: It's A Ban Again - He really isn't very bright ("don't call it a "ban," ok? that's why we lost the first time")

Views on Russian influence reflect partisan finger-pointing (POLL) - ABC News

What's up with the way Trump talks? Here's a closer look (let's see what incoherent thought is bouncing around in the orange potato)

Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal - Vox - Republican legislators want to keep popular Obamacare provisions for themselves and their staff. (eating Obama's dogfood)

Donald Trump Is a Real Republican, and That's a Good Thing (commenters disagree with Republican Institute "scholar")
Fairy tales don't become facts just because you never stop repeating them - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A lot of Democrats see nuance in how abortion should be available -- and a lot of Republicans aren't universally opposed to the idea (see how they framed that?)

Tamir Rice Shooting: Newly Released Interview Reveals Cop's Shifting Story

'Apocryphal' gospels examined by Gathercole at MBTS
Muslims of Reddit who have renounced Islam and are now atheists or anything else, what happened and why did you do so? : AskReddit

MFA among museums hit by Instagram censorship - The Boston Globe (Globe censors pics in story about censored pics)

Medical marijuana sales growing north of Boston - The Boston Globe

The Cassini spacecraft's dive in between Saturn's rings explained

Archaeology shocker: Study claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago - The Washington Post
Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was butchered by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years. Findings could upend our understanding of human history. : science
The Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect | SeekerBlog

Largest online supplier of Conflict-free diamonds is a scam : videos

What do people brag about that you don't find impressive at all? : AskReddit
What is your to go question to kill awkward silence? : AskReddit
What's something that sucks about being a man? : AskReddit
What are some things that people claim happen all the time, but you've never seen? : AskReddit

AT&T Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative : technology

What to do if you know or you think your identity has been stolen. : StolenIdentity
/u/twerkitoutbruh provides step by step guide on how to deal with a stolen identity and creates a new subreddit to compile information on the topic. This is a great resource that everyone should read through at least once. : bestof


A chemistry professor in Florida has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time. : science

As North Korea Speeds Its Nuclear Program, U.S. Fears Time Will Run Out - The New York Times

Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week | Reuters

Brazilian prison gang suspected in Paraguay's 'heist of the century'

Obama's $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee will undermine everything he believes in - Vox - To fight the rising tide of populism, mainstream leaders need to raise their ethical game. (everything that's wrong with Barry and Hillary)

Bye bye, Bernie: He's not fit to captain the Democratic ship if he can't stop chasing the great white male -- The Democratic Party is selling out women and all marginalized groups in favor of Bernie Sander's dangerous myths ... what Rebecca Traister last week called "third-way centrist bullshit" (Bernie is a PINO)

Trump Wants It Known: Grading 100 Days Is 'Ridiculous' (but His Were the Best)
How Much Of Trump's 100 Day Action Plan Has He Completed? - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert : television
Sorry, Trump voters, you got scammed. You're never going to get your wall (except between you and sanity)
Limbaugh: Looks like Trump is 'caving' on border wall

Flynn's Turkish lobbying linked to Russia - The former national security adviser
Flynn May Have Broken Law by Not Disclosing Russia Dealings, Lawmakers Say - The New York Times (Trump covers up)
House oversight: Michael Flynn might have broken law -

Trump's brazxen self-promotion crosses the line (line? what line?)
Ivanka Trump gets booed, hissed at during Berlin event - politico

Obama will earn $400K for one of his first paid speeches: report

Transcript of AP interview with Trump - The Washington Post (completely incoherent and stupid man)
Fact-checking President Trump's Pinocchio-laden Associated Press interview (stupid voters elected stupid)

Only 37 percent say Trump should repeal and replace Obamacare (POLL) - ABC News
How the GOP Made the ACA Popular - Lawyers, Guns &and Money

Wisconsin seeks to mandate drug tests for Medicaid recipients - The Boston Globe (meanwhile in Scott Walker's Kochistan)

Homeland Security's John Kelly is unhinged (aren't they all?)

bill o'reilly Breaks His Silence After His Exit From Fox News
Tantaros Adds to Fox Fight With Claim of Sockpuppet Attack -- Former Fox Host Claims Network Hacked Into Her Computer
Fox News anchor joins lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment at network - Apr. 25, 2017 - The suit is now headlined by Kelly Wright, a black reporter and anchor who has been with Fox News since 2003.

The Biggest Neoliberal in All Neoliberalland Speaks that Neoliberal Language - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Protesters Storm Heritage Foundation

Heritage, Not Hate, AmIRight? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jenna Abrams on Twitter: "To those people, who hate the Confederate flag. Did you know that the flag and the war wasn't about slavery, it was all about money" ("and where did the money come from?")
Corey Stewart doesn't get that you can be a Southerner without being racist -- Sarah Jones

First on CNN: Ex-Christie aide joins Cuomo as new chief of staff - - A lifelong Republican, this is the first time Comella has ever worked for a Democrat. (C&C were partners in crime and Andypants a dem only because he had to be)

Two Xanadu backers reflect 14 years later, with still no completion - Two of the men who voted for Meadowlands Xanadu in 2003 are still in their posts and waiting for its successor to open. (nice scam you have there)

Florida mall brawl video: Teens caught on camera in wild brawl at Orange Park Mall | WJAX-TV

Sen. Mike Enzi: A Guy Who Wears A Tutu To A Bar 'Kind Of Asks For It' | The Huffington Post - The Wyoming senator was speaking to a group of high school and middle school students. (Republiturd, Wyo)

Police video shows officer press gun to unarmed man's head, threaten to kill him : news

Marijuanalujah? Jeff Sessions and the cannabis conundrum - The Washington Post
Should home sellers stash their pot plants before the open house?

The Kardashians aren't with Caitlyn Jeffer's new book (is Kris a total bitch and a liar? is it all scripted?)

The saga of a YouTube family who pulled disturbing pranks on their own kids - The Washington Post - There is little question in my mind that the three videos depict abusive behavior between parents and children as well as between siblings (WaPo reads reddit)

Artificial Womb Works for Lambs, Study Shows - The Atlantic - A lab has successfully gestated premature lambs in artificial wombs. Are humans next? (the future is scary)

Meet the 34-year-old neuroscientist developing a drug to prevent depression and PTSD - The Washington Post -- ketamine, also known as the psychedelic special K

The Republican Lawmaker Who Secretly Created Reddit's Women-Hating 'Red Pill' -- A web of secret online identities connects the creator of the misogynistic Red Pill forum to a New Hampshire state representative.

In which mother-in-law is awful to the bride, tries to upstage the bride at the wedding and OP makes sure that doesn't happen : bestof

Verizon, Fiber, Boston, Wireless: History Repeats Itself, Yet Again. | The Huffington Post ( 20-yr big con)
Unroll.Me CEO So Sorry You Found Out His Company Sold Your Data [Update] - a whole new level of terrible, borderline sociopathic non-apology. (techbros)
Unroll.Me - Team (roster of evil)


Climate change offers huge investment opportunity: experts | Reuters
Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy -- coal miners back to work by building the largest solar project in Appalachia on top of a closed mountaintop strip mine near the town of Pikeville.
So atmospheric CO2 levels just reached 410 ppm, first time in 3 million years it's been that high. What happened 3 million years ago? : askscience (Isthmus of Panama and Azolla event)

York police say 104 men arrested after child sex sting : news (canada)

Lafarge Scandal Points to Difficulty of Operating in War Zones - The New York Times - the plant, operated by Lafarge S.A., was curiously able to tough it out for years: From its opening in 2010 through to 2014, cement continued to pour from its mills in Jalabiyeh, a town near the Turkish border.

Marine Le Pen Is In A Much Deeper Hole Than Trump Ever Was | FiveThirtyEight
Parties in France Unite Against Marine Le Pen - The New York Times
After French Vote, Mainstream Europe Breathes a Sigh of Relief - The New York Times

Outspoken Maldives Blogger Who Challenged Radical Islamists Is Killed - The New York Times - The blogger, Yameen Rasheed, 29, had complained repeatedly to the police about receiving death threats, he said in an interview with The New York Times this year, adding that the police often failed to return his calls or dropped his complaints without investigation.

Trump Will Provoke a Crisis or Be Humiliated This Week | New Republic - The president has miscalculated the politics of government funding.
Senate staff perplexed by unusual White House private briefing on North Korea - The Washington Post
Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing | Reuters

US antisemitic incidents jump 86% at start of 2017 : news

Senate Trump-Russia Probe Has No Full-Time Staff, No Key Witnesses - The Daily Beast (why, it's almost like ...)
Poll: 73% Back Independent Probe of Russian Election Interference - NBC News

Don't Look At Us, We Didn't Do It! -- Chris Cillizza, who recently took his blog Calvalcade of EMAILS! to CNN, asserts that he was merely a passive vessel transmitting things that happened: (Cillizard)
Will The New York Times Ever Fix Its Clinton Problem? - The paper of record has failed us in this regard.

Working the Refs Works - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The big takeaway may be that the reason everything happened the way it did is that everyone involved, from Comey up to President Obama, assumed Hillary Clinton was going to win. Their behavior was guided by that assumption.
Let's Talk About Bubbles and James Comey | Mother Jones -

State Department removes Mar-a-Lago blog post -

The 2017 Award for Worst Self-Awareness Goes To......Glenn Greenwald! - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Obama believes that high status people get to commit crimes, period ... He's a conservative in the traditional sense -- maintaining the social order is more important than gross, systematic injustice. (Barry's disaster)

Sanders: Democratic Party's model is 'failing' -- "Clearly the Democratic Party has got to change. And in my view, what it has got to become is a grassroots party, a party which makes decisions from the bottom on up, a party which is more dependent on small donations than large donations" (lookin' at you, Barry and Hillary)

Elections Have Life And Death Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Last week, Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote to allow an execution based on a conviction obtained from a trial in which the judge was literally sleeping with the prosecutor to proceed. The 2016 elections could have put the death penalty on the road to extinction, but instead might entrench it for a generation or more:

This Is Why We're Screwed -- just perfect. Not only does Fournier not understand utterly basic statistical concepts any political writer should be familiar with, he's willing to embarrass himself by picking fights with people who actually do some work and know what they're talking about

How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon - The New Yorker - He says that, before he became a senior adviser to the President, he was a successful player in the film industry. But what did he actually do?

Has Trump Stolen Philosophy's Critical Tools? -- Call it what you want: relativism, constructivism, deconstruction, postmodernism, critique. The idea is the same: Truth is not found, but made, and making truth means exercising power.

Our Delight in Destruction - The New York Times - What if reason is not the driving force of human history and, just as often, we act irrationally, out of resentment, anger, spite, frustration, envy, even out of self-destructive impulse? What if there is even such a thing as the pursuit of unhappiness? -- Dealing with the human abyss used to be the province of religion, but ever since God died we haven't really been able to find a good replacement. (Not that there are any serious candidates.)

Trump Pal Sean Hannity Accused Of Sexual Harassment As Fox News Scandal Grows
Ex-Fox News guest accuses Sean Hannity of sexual harassment - NY Daily News

New Orleans Starts Tearing Down Confederate Monuments, Sparking Protest - NBC News (monument to "white supremacy")
Tear 'Em Down -- These monuments, among them some of the most imposing Confederate monuments erected, were placed there an overt symbol of post-Reconstruction white power. They were intended to intimidate African-Americans into submission.

What 'Snorflakes' Get Right About Free Speech

Bow-tie-Wearing Dog Vigorously Contests Mark Halperin's Version of Events (in the taking yourself way too seriouisly and lying yourself into a very deep hole dept -- so you have to assume we just saw his true self-important asshole character)

In Trump era, Rachel Maddow starts beating Fox News - Apr. 24, 2017

At Tomi Lahren hearing, judge orders The Blaze to search emails | Dallas | Dallas News - A Dallas County judge on Monday ordered Glenn Beck and his conservative media company The Blaze to produce emails between them and a reporter for The Daily Caller related to the controversial pundit Tomi Lahren.

BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, hold up riders - San Francisco Chronicle (SF carnage on the BART)

Genital mutilation victims break their silence: 'This is demonic' - Taher, who lives in Cambridge, Mass., grew up in the Bohra community in the U.S. and is closely following the Michigan case along with several other cutting victims who spoke to the Free Press last week

If you really respect Trump voters, tell them the truth - Vox - Struggling communities deserve help, but nostalgia economics won't work (moar coal)

Was Bo Diddley a Buddha? - The New York Times
Robert Pirsig dies at 88; wrote counterculture classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' - LA Times

Kansas man arrested after growing cannabis to control seizures : news
TIL that an 11-year-old boy was suspended for a year for possession of a "marijuana leaf" that tested negative for marijuana three times. : todayilearned

TIL that half of all stars aren't in a galaxy : todayilearned

TIL that we don't see pure black when we close our eyes, we see a color named Eigengrau and although there are a few theories as to what causes it nobody's quite sure. : todayilearned

End of Watch - One of the most intense and most realistic police scenes from a movie *NSFW* : movies
'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature : books
The Real-World Locations of 14 Sci-Fi Dystopias - Atlas Obscura
Linz_mmb comments on Hand dryer has a point. - Despite the negative stereotypes, foam cups have a lower carbon footprint than paper cups and in some cases they might have a lower carbon footprint than reusable cups.
Morgue workers, pathologists, medical examiners, etc. What is the weirdest cause of death you've diagnosed? : AskReddit
jwords comments on Redditor dated 50 women in the exact same way

Tim Cook reportedly threatened to remove Uber from the App Store in CEO meeting : technology
Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever : technology


How Republicans Became the Anti-Environmental Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money (around they same time they because the anti-sanity party)

The kingdom of women: the society where a man is never the boss | Life and style | The Guardian

Nearing 100 days, Trump's approval at record lows but his base is holding
President Trump at 100 Days: No honeymoon, but no regrets (POLL) - ABC News
Donald Trump Announces Rally On Same Night As White House Correspondents Dinner | The Huffington Post

Inside the Trump Marriage: Melania's Burden

A Hundred Days of Trump - The New Yorker

Bill O'Reilly Is Gone, But Fox New's Legal Nightmare Continues
Bill O'Reilly Was Just A Symptom, Fox News Is The Disease | The Huffington Post (a major tumor, though)
CNN's Alisyn Camerota: Roger Ailes sexually harassed me
Eschaton: That This Is Plausible - just how deep the culture of discrimination and harassment may have run during Ailes's reign (Roger was running his own plantation)

GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care | The Huffington Post - Rep. Warren Davidson also compared health insurance to a cell phone. (they actually think in lies)

Murphy's Law: The Failed Promise of Miller Park -- The cost of Miller Park, which could ultimately run anywhere from $524 million to more than a billion in taxes

Aaron Hernandez's Sex Life Probed as Murder Motive, Police Source Says
Cruel and Unusual: Why Prison Psychologist Quit Waupun ; Urban Milwaukee (America has a sadism problem)

C.E.O. Plays With Fire -- Travis Kalanick (techbros)


WikiLeaks releases more top-secret CIA docs as U.S. considers charges - CBS News

Counting Bodies (Or How To Effortlessly Minimize Civilian Casualties) - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("no civilian casualities" from MOAB b/c we never looked: military is hopelessly corrupt)

Crimintern: How the Kremlin uses Russia's criminal networks in Europe (gangster state)

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election. - The New York Times (thanks Obama)

This tax cut will pay for itself! - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Just like the invasion of Iraq would pay for itself and the promised border wall would be paid for by Mexico.

The White House Seems Excited to Shut Down the Government - The New Yorker (dismantling the administrative state)

The Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome - The New Yorker - Our problem is not Trump Derangement Syndrome; our problem is Deranged Trump Self-Delusion. This is the habit of willfully substituting, as a motive for Trump's latest action, a conventional political or geostrategic ambition, rather than recognizing the action as the daily spasm of narcissistic gratification and episodic vanity that it truly is.

Schumer jabs White House over offer to fund Obamacare subsidies in exchange for border wall - politico - The White House gambit to hold hostage health care for millions of Americans, in order to force American taxpayers to foot the bill for a wall that the president said would be paid for by Mexico is a complete nonstarter (by "Mexicans" we meant "Americans needing health care")
Dem lawmaker jokes: I'll support Trump's border wall 'if Russia pays for it'

Premium Increases for Pre-Existing Conditions Under Latest ACA Repeal Plan, by State - Center for American Progress (New England +NY/NJ/WA/OR escape the Republican jihad on health care, everyone else pays bigly because market forces if they've ever been sick)

Nurse Replaces Surgeon General After Obama Appointee Resigns - The New York Times (they will pay her less so it's a win)

Eschaton: What's It All About Then -- There are plenty of places with much higher homicide rates than New York city, which actually isn't high crime by any measure. Birmingham, AL is one of those cities. ("carnage, cities in flames" for those who have never been to a "city")

Against Halperinism - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- comparing this review to Kakutani's it's not hard to understand why the Posts political reporting was dramatically better than the Times's in 2016
Donald Trump Won the 2016 Election Because He's What Republican Voters Wanted - For the 2016 ecosystem, he might have been the perfect candidate. (peak insanity/stupidity)

Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She Is Doing | Vanity Fair - The last thing the left needs is the third iteration of a failed political dynasty.

Federal 'Witch Hunt' Against Trump Twitter Critic Sparks Investigation | The Huffington Post - inspector general is looking into a possible abuse of authority.

Bernie Sanders defends his endorsements of red state Democrats: "Can't exclude people who disagree with us" (so anti-abortion, defunding schools and deporting poor people is fine with Bernster) Omaha MayoralC -
andidate Under Fire For Anti-Choice Past Vows To Protect Reproductive Rights | The Huffington Post (a BernieBro)

America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People

'The mission was to bring down Bill O'Reilly' -- The final days of a Fox News superstar (more lawsuits coming)
Ronald Reagan's Son Tweets Stunningly Sexist Defense Of O'Reilly | The Huffington Post (Michael Reagan)

Rachael Leigh Cook Remixes That Famous 'Brain On Drugs' Commercial | The Huffington Post

Caitlyn Jenner reflects on how her life has changed since transitioning into a woman - ABC News (comment section is full of hate and people who don't know how stupid they are)

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We'll Never Understand -- We are increasingly relying on machines that derive conclusions from models that they themselves have created, models that are often beyond human comprehension, models that "think" about the world differently than we do.

Nationwide medical marijuana program would save more than $1B in taxes : news (Jason Lewis wants to keep funding his big pharma/police-industrial complex)

TIL millennials aren't buying diamonds anymore - millennials would rather spend money on experiences than diamonds : todayilearned
Former Scientologists of Reddit, what/when was the exact moment when you realised you needed to leave? : AskReddit
DaddyOFive: Takes down all videos and releases another apology : videos
I came across a crime scene that shut down one of Toronto's main streets. This is the photo. : pics
What 10 year old/older game that is still a "10/10"? : AskReddit
So our nephew has been playing a lot of guitar with his headphones; last week we finally found out, jaws dropped... : videos
MommyOFive still has a 'prank' video up where DaddyOFive points a gun at one of the children : videos
Wow, Daddy O Five actually is a raging piece of shit : videos
One of the most beautiful and wholesome moments I've seen on Shark Tank. : videos

Plastc swiped $9 million from backers and just completely vanished - The Verge
(1) Plastc Delayed - Home


The U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people - The Washington Post - nine times greater than the average industry in this country
Watch the European Space Agency's terrifying new film 'Space Debris: A Journey to Earth.' - The Washington Post

Power restored in SF after blackout shuts businesses, cable cars - SFGate

Twenty-five million reasons the U.S. hasn't struck North Korea
Furious South Koreans Blast 'Ignorant' Trump For 'Distortion Of History' | The Huffington Post -- Trump had said "Korea actually used to be a part of China" because that's what Xi told him)

'Appalling': Woman bumped from Air Canada flight misses $10,000 Galapagos cruise : news

Feel The Propaganda, Feel the Hate (Sessions bombs sanctuary cities)
DOJ Threatens Sanctuary Cities With Lurid Letter

Terrorism Defendants With Concrete Ties to Violent Extremists Leverage Their Connections to Avoid Prison - The Cooperators

Government Stopgap Funding Talks Could Hit The (Mexican) Wall | The Huffington Post - White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney rattles negotiations by insisting the wall is a priority.

Sources: Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign -
Donald Trump has 'dangerous mental illness', say psychiatry experts at Yale conference | The Independent

Henry Kissinger'xsys lukewarm non-endorsement of Jared Kushner is even more damning than it seems -- Time magazine has named top White House adviser Jared Kushner as one of its 100 most influential people.

Trump lawyer: 'No right' to protest at rallies (where have we heard that before?)

The GOP has a new plan to destroy Obamacare. It's even crueler than the last one.

Bernie Sanders's strange behavior (even though he's not a Democrat, he says, he won't support OSSoff who's not Demmy enough for him, and more true colors dept.)

Eschaton: Well Maybe You Should Stop Encouraging Him Then ... Nicholas Kristof

Campaign books that help shatter our politics

Jason Chaffetz Denies Scandal Speculation After Saying He May Leave Congress Early | The Huffington Post

'The Handmaid's Tale' Is a Warning to Conservative Women - Sarah Jones

'Be brave': Bill O'Reilly's downfall teaches a wonderful lesson to working women -- Margaret Sullivan

Donald Trump To Nominate Scott Brown As Ambassador To New Zealand | The Huffington Post - The former Massachusetts senator was an early Trump supporter.

The DCCC Is Jumping In And The Special Election In Montana Is About To Get A Ton More Attention | The Huffington Post

Can the police retaliate against a citizen for refusing to answer police questions? - The Washington Post (tl;dr: yes)

Jury awards $100,000 to family of girl in school bus assault.

Florida senator resigns amid outcry over racist remarks : news

Minnesota Senate passes bill blocking cities from setting minimum wage, sick leave ordinances : news

Conservative Asks Anarchists About Antifa and Mutual Dialogue Ensues : bestof

Rude Host on Today Show Cannot Stand Her Own Guest, Bill Nye : videos (Kathie Lee Gifford encapsulates America'S problem)
[Serious] What are some of the creepiest declassified documents made available to the public? : AskReddit
thisismyfacesaccount comments on Some Civil Forfeiture.

Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever - The Washington Post


South Korea Tells Trump It's Actually Never Been a Part of China (Xi told him different)

U.S. Bombed a Mosque in Syria, Killing Dozens of Civilians, Investigators Conclude
Hillary camp scrambling to find out who leaked embarrassing info | Page Six (obsessed with loyalty, she does it again)
Hillary Clinton spied on her own campaign staff | New York Post - She believed her campaign had failed her -- not the other way around

Bill O'Reilly's Departure Is Exposing A Toxic Culture At Fox News | The Huffington Post
Trevor Noah Gives Bill O'Reilly The Send-Off He Deserves -- greatest hits
Maxine Waters: 'There's Something Wrong Psychologically' With Bill O'Reilly | The Huffington Post

Video shows 10-year-old autistic boy getting arrested at school

Kris Jenner Says Everything About Her In Caitlyn's Memoir Is 'All Made Up' | The Huffington Post

At Denver's Newest Church, Marijuana Is The Holy Sacrament < br />

I am Dr. Michio Kaku: a physicist, co-founder of string theory, and now a space traveler
What is the difference between special relativity and general relativity? : askscience

Amazon has patented an automated on-demand clothing factory


This is what a nation rejecting dictatorship looks like. : pics

Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents | Reuters

Sean Spicer Insists The White House Didn't Mislead Anyone About Location Of U.S. Ships | The Huffington Post -- "That's a fact, it happened ... it is happening rather."
White House denies misleading public in aircraft carrier mix-up | TheHill

CIA WikiLeaks traitor manhunt underway - CBS News

Trump and The Problem of Militant Ignorance - President Trump is a deeply ignorant man and perhaps a profoundly ignorant President. But it is worth stepping back and considering just what this means, the different kinds of ignorance that exist and how they differ ... So far the Trump Presidency has been a sort of Mr Magoo performance art in which the comically ignorant Trump learns elemental or basic things that virtually everyone in the world of politics or government already knew ... which appears to make it genuinely impossible not to project his own ignorance onto everybody else.

Fox News Has Decided Bill O'Reilly Has to Go -- Gabriel Sherman ... executives are holding emergency meetings to discuss how they can sever the relationship with the country's highest-rated cable-news host without causing collateral damage to the network ... Fox News announced that Tucker Carlson will be taking over the 8 p.m. slot
As He Leaves Fox, Here Are Bill O'Reilly's Worst Moments On The Air (hateful psychopath gets highest ratings in America ... oh wait)
Choking, Harassing, and Loofahs: Women'S s Allegations Against Bill O'Reilly Piled Up for Years Before His Demise -- his troubling alleged behavior towards women has gone on for decades.
Twitter Reacts Appropriately To Bill O'Reilly Getting The Ax At Fox News | The Huffington Post
After Bill O'Reilly's Ouster, Fox Executives Fear "There's More to Come" ... "Until Fox News releases every woman from confidentiality and arbitration agreements and until they get rid of the executives who enabled the harassment, the workplace will not be safe for women" (next up, Fucker Carlson)
Anita Hill Speaks Out In The Wake Of Bill O'Reilly's Sexual Harassment Allegations | The Huffington Post

The response to the retail apocalypse shows which workers count in Trump's America (we didn't mean THOSE workers)

Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, Narrowly Misses Outright Win in Georgia House Race - The New York Times
Democrat In Georgia Falls Just Short Of Knockout Blow | The Huffington Post
Five Takeaways From the Georgia Special Election | RealClearPolitics

Why is Jason Chaffetz suddenly retiring from Congress? One word: Ambition. - The Washington Post (he can get paid better for being a total asshole)

Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever | New York Post

Eschaton: Nice Work - That works out to royalty payments to Cuomo of $245 per book ... Nobody outside of New York knows who he is unless they remember his father, and no one inside New York gives a shit. (sleazy Andy)
How did Cuomo make $783,000 on memoir that sold 3,200 copies? - The Buffalo News

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation - ABC News

Death without parole - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The suicide of former NFL star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is an occasion for thinking about the policy of sentencing people to sentences of life without parole.
Aaron Hernandez's Death Highlights A Serious Problem | The Huffington Post - latest available federal data showed that prison suicides were on the rise in 2014. (revenge is strong)
Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide : news

Chemist's Misconduct Is Likely to Void 20,000 Massachusetts Drug Cases

Will Moore RIP - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: Funny - The underlying technology will be on par with its competitors, but I'm willing to bet that Apple will excel in the user interface, the iTunes- and App-Store-like infrastructure, and the design. I expect Apple to do things that were never done before. And for that, I expect customers to be willing to pay more. -- I don't think I am alone in saying that iTunes is the biggest piece of shit software there is. (Apple will reinvent the UI for driving a car!)

Hopefully A New Round of Upper-Class Tax Cuts Will Unleash More of This Kind of Innovation - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Juicero sells the machine for $400 (works almost as well as your hands)
This $400 juicing machine does nothing but squeeze bags of juice into a cup : videos
Investors surprised that Juicero's juice packs can be squeezed by hand without the $400 machine : technology

11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream - The Washington Post
Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high - CBS News - Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana use. (MJ money transforming states, Jason Lewis says it's all "fake news")

For the first time, scientists show that psychedelic substances: psilocybin, ketamine and LSD, leads to an elevated level of consciousness, as measured by higher neural signal diversity exceeding those of normal waking consciousness, using spontaneous magnetoencephalographic (MEG) signals. : science

Rude Host on Today Show Cannot Stand Her Own Guest, Bill Nye : videos


The nation is immersed in its warmest period in recorded history - The Washington Post
Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power : news

Whistleblower uncovers London police hacking of journalists and protestors - World Socialist Web Site

Aircraft Carrier Wasn't Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested

NYT Fails To Disclose Terrorism Of Op-Ed Contributor | The Daily Caller - But the essay, from Marwan Barghouti, leaves out one crucial fact: he is in prison because he was convicted of killing five Israelis in terrorist attacks more than a decade ago.

FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation -
The Continuing Fallout from Trump and Nunes's Fake Scandal

Trump Raised $107 Million for Inauguration, Doubling Record - The New York Times

Airlines say they're overbooking less. But passengers say gt hey're discriminating more. (flying while Muslim)

KING: Conservatives hated an uppity negro golfing President - NY Daily News

Poll: Trump woes take toll on GOP - politico - Just 40 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party, down from 47 percent in January,

Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business (rise of the rich robots)

Cotton blitzed by constituents at rowdy town hall - politico

A One-Way Ratchet - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is a good roundup of the greatest hits of the latest addition to the NYT op-ed page, but I think we have to start with this: (Bret Sephens is an awful person, and the Sulzbergers love him)

Miami state senator curses at black lawmaker -- and refers to fellow Republicans as 'niggas'
Andrew Sullivan's column is more proof we need to stop resurrecting old myths about race (he always was a racist)

Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie : news

Leader of Cal-Exit Drops Bid for California to Secede, Instead Moves to Russia (CA the new Crimea)

Silicon Valley CEO Pleads No Contest to Abusing His Wife -- and Is Offered a Deal for Less Than 30 Days in Jail -- her husband, Abhishek Gattani, faced his second felony domestic violence charge in Santa Clara Superior Court in fabled Palo Alto.

Bill O'Reilly On Chopping Block Amid Claim He Called Black Woman 'Hot Chocolate' -- "He would always do this when no one else was around and she was scared"

Private New York school releases report into sexual abuse and exploitation by staffers - The Boston Globe

Semiotic Terms

11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream - The Washington Post

Retailers look past apps to the next frontier of digital shopping: Chatbots - The Washington Post -- "conversational commerce" (reinventing "talking")
Yahoo Says 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked - The New York Times (Marissa's goodbye kiss)


Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction - Technology & Science - CBC News - Glacier retreated so much that its meltwater switched course, in an event not documented in modern times
NASA photos show two troubling cracks in a massive Greenland glacier
Big Sur usually can't keep people away. Right now, it's practically deserted

Reports about torture of gays in Chechnya produce no investigation, just threats against journalists - The Washington Post -- Ramzan Kadyrov (is a bear)

MaximumEffort433 comments on Presidential sources: US President Trump calls Turkish President Erdogan to congratulate him on Turkey referendum result. To be clear, Trump is congratulating him on a measure to effectively eliminate democracy and install a dictatorship. (Erdofuck will return the favor)

A 'Cuban Missile Crisis in Slow Motion' in North Korea
As tensions with North Korea flare, Trump spends quiet weekend at Mar-a-Lago - The Washington Post
Eschaton: Bringing Back The Bush Era Language - When Bush was busy killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and causing the deaths of thousands of US soldiers, everybody would ooh and ahh about his "resolve"
Eschaton: The Love Of War

Public Dissatisfaction With Washington Weighs on the GOP | Pew Research Center - Ryan job rating at 29%; Republicans view their party as divided
Majority in US No Longer Thinks Trump Keeps His Promises | Gallup - 45% say Trump keeps his promises, down from 62% in February
This brutal new poll shows that fewer and fewer people believe Trump's lies

Trump's millennial problem: The snowflakes are becoming a blizzard -- Polls show the majority of millennials view Trump as an illegitimate president, and they don't like Ivanka either
Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the 'Winning' Will Start ... She had voted for Donald J. Trump because she expected him to improve conditions for veterans and overhaul the health care system. Now? (she's still an idiot, but sad)

ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump - The Washington Post (and you thought Barry was bad)

Carter Page Went to Moscow With a Tape of Donald Trump Offering Treason For Hacking | patribotics (lock him up)

100 Days of Horror - The New York Times

Donald Trump's big problem is he doesn't know what he's talking about -- At least it's one of his problems (bigly stupid)
Donald Trump is 'very upset' Amanda Knox voted for Hillary Clinton, says advisor | The Independent -- George Lombardi says President, who publicly supported Ms Knox, is hurt by her ingratitude

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism - The Washington Post (but we shouldn't hate them or anything)
Explanations of White Despair - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Despair of Learning That Experience No Longer Matters - The New Yorker
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Deaths of Despair. An Analysis of the Case-Deaton Conference Paper on the Mortality Rates of Middle-Aged Whites. - they disguise the fact that the black incomes are lower than the white incomes in both tables.

The Violent Clashes In Berkeley Weren't 'Pro-Trump' Versus 'Anti-Trump' - explicitly racist groups and individuals were present in force, some having traveled from out of state to attend ... Multiple demonstrators, some of whom donned Make America Great Again hats, performed Nazi salutePolls show the majority of millennials view Trump as an illegitimate president, and they do
s in full public view.
The Berkeley rally aftermath: Mass arrests, a stabbing and weaponized Pepsi - The Washington Post ... between demonstrators who support President Trump and those who oppose him. (see above)

Handicapping The Georgia 6 Special Election | FiveThirtyEight

An Easter message for (some) liberals - Lawyers, Guns & Money : (Douthat tells libs to find Jesus)

Alex Jones custody case: In Austin, Trump ally's persona goes to court - But in emotional testimony at the hearing, Kelly Jones, who is seeking to gain sole or joint custody of her three children with Alex Jones, portrayed the volcanic public figure as the real Alex Jones. (he's just playing batshit-man)

New video shows United passenger was anything but 'belligerent' : news
Doctor Was On Phone With United Moments Before Being Dragged Off Plane - Inside Edition : videos (even worse than you thought)
Bride and groom booted off United flight in Houston |

Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was. - The Washington Post - That distinction belongs to the mostly forgotten, harrowing explosion at Bath Consolidated School 90 years ago. That day, local farmer Andrew Kehoe, angry about taxes used to fund the school, killed his wife and then blew up the building before doing the same to his car as he sat inside it. In total, 45 people were killed, among them 38 children.

Video shows an officer slamming, then pummeling a black man accused of jaywalking - The Washington Post (America's terroristiccop problem)
3 police officers arrested for drunk driving in 1 night : news

'13 Reasons Why' depicts a graphic suicide. Experts say there's a problem with that

West Virginia to become 29th state to legalise marijuana for medical use : news - Drug companies shipped nearly 9 million hydrocodone pills to one pharmacy in Kermit, W.Va., population 392.

Minnesota Department of Health:9th measles case, all in unvaccinated kids : news
Jenny McCarthy's Vaccination Fear-Mongering and the Cult of False Equivalence
One huge thing to know before having a kid - The Washington Post - On average, child-care costs for one infant can range from more than $5,000 a year to more than $20,000
how much the average single American spends on their dating life -- When that $1,600 average is divided by gender, men spent more ($1,855 on average) than women ($1,423). But the male-female gap isn't that large ... Seventy-eight percent of women said they split the check on a date because they didn't want to feel obligated to go out again or to get physical.

TIL Venting your anger online only makes you angrier, a study found : todayilearned
More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is eroding according to a study. : science

What screams insecurity to you? : AskReddit

ISPs Gave 8X More Cash to Politicians That Axed FCC Privacy Rule : technology ("we don't work for you")
Burger King thought it had a great idea. Instead, it ended up with a Whopper of a problem. - The Washington Post


'Sixty-eight children among dead' of suicide bombing attack in Syria | World news | The Guardian -- Blast targeted convoy transporting evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya under deal between Assad regime and rebels

The Latest Dump of Alleged NSA Tools Is "The Worst Thing Since Snowden'

Erdogan clinches victory in Turkish constitutional referendum | World news | The Guardian - Electoral board says Turkey has backed constitutional amendments but opposition parties say they will contest some of the results (the perils of a rigged democracy)

US officials warn tensions with North Korea are 'coming to a head' | World news | The Guardian
Trump's North Korea sabre-rattling has a flaw: Kim Jong-un has nothing to lose | World news | The Guardian - Strategy of sending in the US navy and attacking Syria and Afghanistan likely only to boost Pyongyang's nuclear resolves

Eschaton: Boom Booms - Trump blows some things up and David Ignatius praises him. -- There isn't a "deep sgtate," really. There are competing bureaucracies, and they all have their mouthpieces in the press. Whichever one Ignatius works for is happy.
Eschaton: Ron Howard Voice: There Isn't One --
ABC News on Twitter: "Pres. Trump's top security adviser to @ThisWeekABC: Trump "will take action" to end any North Korea threat to U.S."

Eschaton: Incompetence Has Its Virtues - Federal immigration authorities have stopped issuing weekly reports on sanctuary cities, after just three weeks, following complaints that the reports were riddled with errors. Local cases that made the reports were all wrong.

Steve Bannon's Biblical Fall

Trump asks why people are still talking about his taxes a day after protesters asked for his returns - The Washington Post ("I won, suckers, shut up and go home")

A complete guide to every reference in Melissa McCarthy's epic Sean Spicer sketch on SNL

White supremacist caught on video sucker-punching woman Berkeley protester faces calls for arrest - Damigo is an Iraq War veteran and convicted felon who was released from prison in 2014 after serving five years for armed robbery. Damigo drunkenly pulled a gun on a cab driver, erroneously believing the man was Iraqi
Twenty-One People Arrested as Clashes Break Out at Opposing Rallies in Berkeley | NBC Bay Area

The New York Post Has Come Up With Their Greatest Troll Yet

'First protest in space' targets Trump with an astronaut's famous words "@realDonaldTrump: Look at that, you son of a bitch."

WTF Happened To Curt Schilling? | The Huffington Post - How the Red Sox hero went from the top of the world to the bottom of the fever swamps. (never was too good with his brain)
Ted Cooper on Twitter: "Tens of people at Curt Schilling's Trump Rally! Must be the weather!"

NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke

Days after two officers in suburban Atlanta were fired when videos surfaced showing them kicking and punching a motorist, authorities have reportedly dismissed nearly 90 cases involving the pair. : news (America has a cop problem)

Tenure - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Loomis gets tenure at URI)

Terry Jones: 'I've got dementia. My frontal lobe has absconded'

TIL physical and sexual attraction is seen even in men and women who are long-time platonic friends. A 2012 study found in the majority of opposite-sex friendships, there's at least a low level of attraction. : todayilearned

TIL 20 ft long crocodiles used to have long legs, allowing them to emerge from water gallop at other animals at full speed : todayilearned - I'm really glad I don't live in a world with galloping acrobatic crocodiles and alligators.
10 Prehistoric Bugs That Could Seriously Mess You Up - Listverse

Reddit, what is the worst secret your SO is keeping from you, but that you actually know? : AskReddit

Reddit, what's the scariest theory known to mankind? : AskReddit


Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century: WHO : news

Assad retains hundreds of tons of chemical weapons, says defected general : news

Afghan official: Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94 : news

Eschaton: Make More Boom Booms - It doesn't matter where or why or who, just blow some shit up and our cable newsers are very impressed.
Geraldo Rivera: "one of My Favorite Thnks" At Fox News "Is Watching Bombs Drop On Bad Guys" ... Ainsley Earhardt: MOAB "Is What Freedom Looks Like. That's The Red, White And Blue"

Trump travel ban hurts U.S. tourism, with billions at stake - The Washington Post

CREW Statement On White House Refusal To Release Visitor Logs - CREW

Trump claims he can't be sued for inciting rally violence

The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War | Vanity Fair - West Wing sources come clean about the backstabbing, the bullying, the distrust, and the buzzing flies.
Alt-Right Ringleader Mike Cernovich Threatens to Drop 'Motherlode' If Steve Bannon Is Ousted ... of stories that could "destroy marriages" ... " the mistresses, the sugar babies, the drugs, the pill popping, the orgies."

White House Adviser Who Opposes Paid Leave, Equal Pay Now Working On Women's Issues | The Huffington Post - Stephen Miller

The Best of Bret Stephens, Your Newest New York Times Opinion Columnist - In fact, the Times, whose opinion section is in desperate need of a new direction, has gone out and found itself the same thing it always has. "he waterboarded himself" (they made their choice, didn't they?)
New York Times Promises Truth and Diversity, Then Hires Climate-Denying Anti-Arab White Guy

Judges block Arkansas from carrying out scheduled executions - The Washington Post

Guns, Extremism, and Escalation | Washington Spectator -- Rich Perstein ... "virile young Alt-Rights clashing with clapped out retrograde commies. The future belongs to us" (they are really confused)

Penn Station: 16 injured in stampede over false reports of gunfire : news
Neo-Nazis Are Tearing the Furry World Apart - The Daily Beast - A putsch, death threats, sex offenders

Eschaton: Stop Clapping For Cuomo - A free college plan that is precisely what happens when crappy Democrats take a good idea and arse it up every way they can.

You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic? - The New York Times (MA is first in death)

Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? - The New York Times (death of the mall and retail jobs ... the War on Nordstroms))

Treating a woman with progesterone during pregnancy appears to be linked to the child's sexuality in later life. A study found that children of these mothers were less likely to describe themselves as heterosexual by their mid-20s, compared to those whose mothers hadnt been treated with the hormone. : science
Does reading fiction increase empathy, or are empathic people more likely to read fiction? : askscience
Stroke rates appear to be rising steadily in young adults : science

What something we should fear that is 100% real? : AskReddit
Reddit, what unexplained event in your life still leaves you scratching your head? : AskReddit
Betrayal at the Gaming Table : boardgames
Redditors who realized their spouse is a completely different person after marriage, were there any red flags that you ignored while dating? If so, what were they? : AskReddit
Teenage fathers, what happened after you found out she was pregnant and what is your life like now? : AskReddit

I think it really unfortunate that this has to happen in our community. : windowsphone


British Woman Stabbed to Death in Israel : news

Shadow Brokers Leak Shows NSA Hacked Middle East Banking System and Had Major Windows Exploits | WIRED

China Warns of 'Storm Clouds Gathering' in U.S.-North Korea Standoff

Eschaton: Boom Booms - He brings us to the brink of war (maybe, who knows) in North Korea, which would likely lead to 10 million+deaths, and they get drunk on the drama. As fucked up as the cold war era was, I remember that people took this stuff seriously. (Brian williams had a MOABgasm)

Russia Says Evidence Growing Syria Chemical Attack Was Staged - Bloomberg (Obama, BClinton and Soros staged "false flag" attack with fake vids)
Assad Says Videos of Dead Children in Syria Chemical Attack Were Faked - The New York Times (and fake dead children)

Mike Pompeo, Once a WikiLeaks Fan, Attacks It as Hostile Agent - The New York Times

White House says it won't make visitor logs public (so you won't know what swamp creature crawled in the door, suckers)
Trump will keep list of White House visitors secret - The Washington Post

How to fix the Supreme Court - Vox - The way we choose Supreme Court nominees is broken. (10 year non-renewable terms)

Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Force Democrats to Bargain - The New York Times
If the label reads Republican health care market stabilization, the box will not contain market stabilization - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Trump administration released a final rule on Thursday aimed at stabilizing the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

For Trump, a Steep Learning Curve Leads to Policy Reversals - The New York Times (he didn't know presidenting was this "complicated")
Trump visits Mar-a-Lago resort for 23rd day as president | TheHill

If Trump Fired Bannon, Would He Seek Revenge? - politico Magazine - Friends and foes imagine his options for brutal payback. (the photo is revealing, will run against Trump in 2020 hahaha)
Trump's base turns on him (they believed him because they are as stupid as he is)
'People's hopes are dashed': Ex-Breitbart writer says Trump's nationalist fanbase is in despair (they fell for the con and are now very sad, black people can still sometimes vote)

In its last year, the Obama administration had its eyes on burnishing the outgoing president's legacy -- and ignored the threat from an old foe. (Barry's "legacy" was mostly in his mind +what about Rich and Barry blocking Comey in July?)

Trump Taps Salesman To Run Military Draft | The Huffington Post - Don Benton has a long record of controversies, but no record of military service.

Sen. Jeff Flake weathers brutal, 2 1/2-hour Mesa town hall (tables have turned)

Eschaton: Trump Voters Still Love Trump - They see politics as a reality show in which their guy is winning and stomping on the face of the losing team, a team which includes blah people

Eschaton: Will Bill O Go? - Bill O is a horrible person, but everybody at Fox who tolerated his actions towards women employees and of course the numerous other ways that Bill O was horrible off and on the air are horrible, also, too. Just a bunch of bad people.
TV News Poll: Bill O'Reilly Viewed Most Negatively Among News Figures : television
Jeffrey Lord is the George Washington of Pathetic Donald Trump Lickspittles - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "but think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of health care" (live from the heart of the beast of CNN)

DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White - ProPublica

Why Media Must Stop Misrepresenting Appalachia | The Huffington Post - "Hillbilly Elegy" and other sources demean my family and the region with their simple, dismissive narratives.
Today in the Fact that J.D. Vance is a Huge Grifter Who Hates His Own Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money ((still #1 on NYT non-fiction? bestseller list +comment: " Voting for a man with no morals whatsover IS a FUCKING MORAL FAILING. Period. +"He hates the same people I hate")

The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society - The New York Times (the alternate reality of the Christian Worldview and evidential presuppositionism)

O'Reilly's Behavior Said to Have Helped Drive Megyn Kelly Out at Fox

Judge praises former LDS bishop, while sentencing him for rape, as victim listens : news

Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: "Nobody has to use the Internet" (or their brains)

Nellie has a breakthrough on DMT | Drugslab : videos

The Most Dangerous Volcano in the World: A tale of Nyiragongo | Volcano World | Oregon State University ... Hazards related to these lava lakes, such as at Ambrym, Vanuatu, or Kilauea ... lava lake is found at a maximum elevation of 3250m (pre-disaster), inside a 3465m tall stratovolcano; the lava lake has an estimated depth of 600m and contains one of the most fluid lavas on Earth ... This means that it is super fluid and able to move up to speeds of 97 km/hr.
Global Volcanism Program | Nyiragongo

Generational Breakdown: Info About All of the Generations
Generations X,Y, Z and the Others
Here Is When Each Generation Begins and Ends, According to Facts - The Atlantic

10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance Raymond.CC


U.S.-led coalition accidentally bombs Syrian allies, killing 18 - The Washington Post (meanwhile, in Hell)

Snowden Documents Reveal Scope of Secrets Exposed to China in 2001 Spy Plane Incident - Burn After Reading

First on CNN: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan - (Trump drops bigly orange MOAB)

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia | UK news | The Guardian - Exclusive: GCHQ is said to have alerted US agencies after becoming aware of contacts in 2015 (so Obama sat on the intel for a year and a half)

Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada - The New York Times

CIA head: WikiLeaks a 'non-state hostile intelligence service'
Russian Spetsnaz: Learning from Experience | The Cipher Brief
Trump 90 Days Ago: "My People Will Have a Full Report on Hacking Within 90 Days
Are there too many Russia connections to be coincidences? - The Washington Post (yes, Putin's takeover was complete)

Crucified man had prior run-in with authorities - The Washington Post -- Some say that his brutal punishment at the hands of the state was out of proportion to and unrelated to any of these incidents in his record. But after all, he was no angel. No, the media did not identify the wrong David Dao as United's passenger - LA Times
I was on United flight 3411. Here's what I saw. - Chicago Tribune
Eschaton: Great Innovations In Customer Service - Just stare at it for awhile. -- In the future, law enforcement will not be involved in removing a "booked, paid, seated passenger," Mr Monoz said. "We can't do that."

Carter Page: 'Something may have come up in a conversation' with Russians about lifting US sanctions

Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached - politico - The professor who took hell for predicting President Donald Trump has a much longer case for predicting President Mike Pence

Trump Reverses Himself On 6 Major Issues In 2 Days | The Huffington Post - From currency manipulation to NATO to Syria, Trump is flexible.

Undercooled meat. Dangerous fish. Health inspectors zing Trump's Mar-a-Lago kitchen

Even Before Trump, The Republican Party Was Reluctant To Push Out Nazi-Linked Officials | The Huffington Post - Is it really so surprising to see Sebastian Gorka keep his White House job?

NC lawmaker calls Abraham Lincoln 'tyrant' like Hiter -- Republican Rep. Larry Pittman (anti-gay white supremecist) a

CNN's Jeffrey Lord: "Think Of President Trump As The Martin Luther King Of Health Care"

alicublog: SHOVE THAT FOOTBALL UP YOUR ASS, LUCY. - Megan McArdle puts her hands on her hips, sighs forcefully, and wonders why the gosh darn heck Democrats can't cooperate with Trump's accomplices in Congress?
The Gorsuch Filibuster And the Myth of the Apolitical Supreme Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Bret Stephens leaves Wall Street Journal for New York Times - politico (Lichtblau to CNN, Stephens to NYt as big sort continues)

Police Call Qurans Found in Toilet at UTD 'Shocking and Unusual' (Making America Hate Again)

Teen accidentally kills himself as friends watch on Instagram Live | (America Needs More Guns)

'Cross dressers in the building': A Capitol staffer warns when LGBT students visit (so all the gay Republicans can hide under their desks)

Economists are arguing over how their profession messed up during the Great Recession. This is what happened. - The Washington Post -- Henry Farrell (the austerians won, and now we have Trump)

Coffman pummeled at town hall over GOP Obamacare repeal - politico - The Colorado Republican, one of the most vulnerable House incumbents in 2018, faced an auditorium of angry residents.
Inside a NJ Republican's furious town hall
GOP rep: 'Bullcrap' to say taxpayers pay my salary -- Mullin is the owner of multiple companies under the umbrella of Mullin Plumbing.

Here's what could change about the new Massachusetts marijuana law | - The special Senate report also recommended setting a maximum personal possession limit of 1 ounce for smokable marijuana, "including home possession." The report was authored in part by a chief opponent of the new law, Sen. Jason Lewis, D-Winchester.
Senate report calls for disturbing changes to the new Massachusetts marijuana law : bostontrees
We'll definitely be able to beat Massachusetts to the punch. R.I. eyes recreational marijuana
Massachusetts collects more than $7 million from marijuana in 2016 | FOX25

Here's Why Caitlyn Jenner Said She Had Gender Confirmation Surgery | The Huffington Post - really none of our business in the first place.
Transgender people of Reddit who have transitioned, what differences have you noticed in the way people treat you as a man vs as a woman? : AskReddit
Transgender people reveal how they're treated differently as a man or woman | The Independent (poaches reddit above)
'Survivor': Zeke Smith Outed as Transgender | Guest Column | Hollywood Reporter

15 things Kurt Vonnegut said better than anyone else ever has or will : books

British Reaction to American Civil War Ironclads ; Brill Online (Monitor was a "cheesebox on a raft" with 2 22-ton guns, battle rendered 90% of British navy obsolete overnight; US Navy at least twice as large as Royal and much more deadly by 1865; at which point US scrapped most of the Navy and went isolationist)
World War II, Race, and the Southeast Asian Origins of the Domino Theory | Wilson Center (Eisenhower coined the term, referring to Japan's takeover of SE Asia)

Single dose testosterone administration impairs cognitive reflection in men, even when controlling for age, mood, math skills, treatment expectancy and 14 other hormones : science
Elephants pass intelligence test with profound implications for our understanding of the species

$2.4 Million Dollars Worth of Gold Found in Tank Bought on eBay. : videos

What question will immediately divide Reddit into two polarized groups? : AskReddit
Friendly rat snek just wants to be friends : funny
What was the best marriage/relationship advice you have ever received? : AskReddit

British man charged after US gamer is shot by Swat police following hoax terrorism call : news


Who Is Carter Page? - FBI Investigation Under FISA Warrant Over Russia Ties - Someone leaked this news with a very specific aim. This is the kind of thing that doesn't leak, even in Washington. Except this one did, and that makes all the difference (the tip of the Russian spies and Commie Trump iceberg)

Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Joel Christopher (Courier-Journal: "known to people in this area")
BuzzFeed News on Twitter: "Newspaper Editor Defends His Decision To Reveal The United Passenger's "Troubled Past""

Eschaton: Genocide Megamalls - 2017 is going well. "Holocaust Centers"
President Trump's thoroughly confusing Fox Business interview, annotated (annals of Trumpian confusion)

Voter Suppression Under Jeff Sessions - The Murderers' Row of Voter Suppression Is Here -- Batter up.
Jeff Sessions Vows Immigration Crackdown - Phases Out Independent Forensic Science - Justice is none of his concern. -- "It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth" ... the Department of Justice descending into the status of a Breitbart comment thread, and that is never good for anyone ... Meanwhile, while the AG takes his neuroses out for a stroll in the desert, he's making sure that federal law enforcement has less accountability than it had before.
Today From the Neoconfederate Takeover of the Department of Justice - It turns out putting someone who a Republican Senate considered to be too racist to be a District Court judge in the 80s in charge of the DOJ may not work out that well:

There Is One New York Politician Who Could Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020 - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Can Democrats cuss their way back to the White House? | McClatchy Washington Bureau (it would be a start)

The Kansas Special Election Is a Lesson to Democrats - The Democratic Party needs to stop this infighting.
Today in the Laboratories of Democracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Republicans being Republican. First in the shitshow known as North Carolina: And really, you have to love Texas. Government in your uterus and in your union card, but no, have all the guns you want.

Eschaton: Maybe Just Alarmism - The current tunnels under the Hudson River were built in 1908 and are rapidly deteriorating ... fail within the next 10 years. The closing of either tunnel would be devastating because it would essentially shut down the Northeast Corridor, the transit route from Boston to Washington that produces over $3 trillion in economic output -- a full 20 percent of the national gross domestic product. (Christie's Curse on the future)

Alabama Governor Bentley Resigns and the State Gives a Church Its Own Police Force - Where do we begin? ... Ok. But there was something else going on there, too, a dynamic that exists within theocratic conservative politics generally, and is a big symptom of the prion disease that is destroying the higher functions of the Republican party ... "The idea that moral hypocrisy hurts you among evangelical voters is not true, if you're sound on all of the fundamentals," said Wayne Flynt, an ordained Baptist minister. "At this time, what is fundamental is hating liberals, hating Obama, hating abortion and hating same-sex marriage." ... The most important thing in fundamentalist Christian political life is remembering always whom and what to hate.
Contemporary Conservatism in One Paragraph - Lawyers, Guns & Money (one word: "hatred")

The Long Con - Mail-order conservatism -- Rick Perlstein Baffler No. 21 November 2012 (the groundwork for the biggest con of all)

Wall Street bull sculptor says 'Frealess Girl' statue violates his rights (and the bull of captialism is not attacking anyone)

An outrageous hospital charge: I paid $710 for an hour of babysitting -- If the hospital babysitter was to work full time at the rate Kate and I paid, she or he would make more than $1.4 million a year! (the hustle is built-in, often with unpleasant consequences)

Eschaton: Don't Tell The Rest of the State - But of course bigger cities get more attention for their crime problems simply because they're bigger. There are 5 times as many murders in Philadelphia, 5 times as many headlines, because there are 5 times the number of people. (as Pittsburgh)

Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless? - The Boston Globe - By Dr. Sushrut Jangi October 08, 2015 (thinks pot is addictive, goes down hill from there, gets eviscerated in comments, where Jason Lewis appears as nepatz11)

From desolate streets to Boston's hottest destination -- Downtown Crossing

Maternal Exposure to Childhood Abuse is Associated with Mate Selection: Implications for Autism in Offspring. - PubMed - NCBI - Maternal and paternal autistic traits accounted for 21% of the association between maternal abuse and offspring autism. These results provide evidence that childhood abuse affects mate selection, with implications for offspring health.
Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett explains how emotions are made - The Verge - "affective computing"

Homeland security misreported number of electronics searches, officials say | US news | The Guardian (redacts # so they won't get sued for "suspicionless searches")


Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Harlan County switches to solar power - The Washington Post - The museum is switching to solar power in hopes of saving money on energy costs (coal museum's war on coal)
Trump EPA cuts: Local programs suffer the most - Washington Post (deep South +NC, PA coal country +CA & Seattle

Marine Le Pen: Making France Revisionist Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money (those French people who sent the Jews off to die weren't living in this France) ... National pride can rest only on the unsullied, imaginary foundation of whitewashed history. And in these newly proud nations, there is, of course, no room for those against whom we have sinned.

Will London Fall? - The New York Times
Eschaton: Not A Competent Partner - Whether by design or incompetence (the evil or stupid question, basically), I predict the UK will never have a decent process in place for dealing with current EU residents ... Conservatives there, as here, lack the empathy gene.

Eschaton: Libya - It was as brief moment in time, really, but a bit like the Iraq war runup on fast forward. Suddenly the crisis in Libya was the most important thing ever. (well, Benghazi was, anyway)
note:@NickKristof wrote a half-dozen columns in 2011 calling for US strikes in Libya & hasnt written abt Libya since 9/7/11 -- or 2041 days ago

With both the U.S. and North Korea saber rattling, is conflict imminent? - The Washington Post (maybe but probably not, say the expert analysts who have never been wrong before)
North Korea State Media Warns Of Nuclear Strike If Provoked As U.S. Warships Approach | The Huffington Post ("we will nuke LA")
Exclusive: North Korean ships head home after China orders coal returned | Reuters
Trump Says China Will Get Better Trade Deal if It Solves 'North Korean Problem" (what a deal)

Syria's War Rages Unabated Days After U.S. Strike | The Huffington Post

White House Accuses Russia of Cover-Up in Syria Chemical Attack - The New York Times (theatre of distraction)
Donald Trump's action in Syria proves he is not in league with Putin, says his son Eric
FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page - The Washington Post -- The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump (Obama and Rice knew and stopped Comey from saying anything in June-July)
The main question after strikes on Syria: How does Russia respond? - The Washington Post

Nancy Pelosi Calls For Sean Spicer's Ouster Amid Holocaust Flap | The Huffington Post - Either he is speaking for the president, or the president should have known better than to hire him. (Nazis didn't use "chemical weapsons" when they gassed the Jews)

A man wouldn't leave an overbooked United flight. So he was dragged off, battered and limp. "Fly the facist skies of Unitied)
United passenger traded drugs for gay sex with patient | Daily Mail Online - with patient half his age and took them himself - and he needed anger management, was 'not forthright' and had control issues, psychiatrist found - United lost $800 million of its value as shared plunged on Wall Street in the wake of the PR disaster. (that wasn't cost-effective)
'Re-accommodate'? United ridiculed for corporate speak response to passenger dragging ... How To Pour Gasoline Into Your PR Dumpster Fire 101 ... Hello, fly #unitedAIRLINES where we #reaccommodate your face for free do to our over booking ... their responses have been the absolute dumbest I have heard since 1994, when White House staffer Josh Steiner told Congress he lied to his diary.
United Airlines Tumbles After Social-Media Storm Goes Global - Bloomberg - The stock dropped 3.3 percent to $69.17 at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday in New York, marking the biggest decline on a Bloomberg index of U.S. airlines.
The airline industry is hurtling toward monopoly.
Call The United Incident What It Is: Police Violence | The Huffington Post
Video of United Airlines Passenger Creates Furor in China, Too - The New York Times -- 270 million views and more than 150,000 comments. Many Chinese social media users accused United of racism, while others called for a boycott.
Airlines are Starving Giants That Are Gnawing at Our Economy
Apart from United Airlines, what are the worst PR-disasters of major corporations in history? : AskReddit

President Trump's claim that illegal immigration is down 64 percent because of his administration (1 pinnochio)

The president of visuals - The Washington Post - By Garrison Keillor

Gallup Daily: Trump Job Approval | Gallup (approval up to 40%!)

Trump On Fast Track To Outspend Obama's Entire Travel Tab In A Single Year | The Huffington Post -- He has spent 21 days of his 80-day presidency at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, at an estimated cost of $21.6 million.

Is Our Democrats Learning, Part the Infinity - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - al wonder that the Democrats never actually kick the football. -- Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said Monday that, if Democrats regain control of the Senate and the White House, they will reverse Republicans' change to the filibuster rules for Supreme Court nominees -- Great idea! 60 votes for a Democratic nominee and 51 for a Republican is a sure ticket for success!!

HFC member Amash suggests time for Ryan ouster, blasts Trump -
Joe Wilson Receives Karmic Justice for his 'You Lie!' Comment - How do you possibly screw up the Easter Egg hunt? Well, you screw it up the same way you're screwing up much of the rest of the Executive Branch: by not hiring people.

Insurers May Soon Profit From Obamacare Plans, Analysis Finds (Republicans don't believe in your so-called "analysis") insurers significantly reduced their losses last year, are likely to break even this year and that most could profit -- albeit some in the single-digits -- in 2018 (only single-digit profits for "some" means it's "imploding")

Today in Republican Governance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, decided that if she couldn't slash funding to higher education through the budget, she'd just veto funding it all (prioritizing American values, Republican edition)

Remember Mitt Romney's 'binders full of women?" They're real. And we got them.

San Bernardino reels from elementary school shooting that left teacher, 8-year-old student dead - The Washington Post

Texas student commits suicide after Title IX kangaroo court -

The Vance Grift - Lawyers, Guns & Money (hedge-fund bootstraper should have talked to him mom)

J Geils found dead in his Massachusetts home : Music

Failing ... Upward? -- Yup, that Eric Lichtbau. Not only was his byline on the infamous October 31 "nothing to see here on Trump and Russia" story in which the NYT acted as a puke-funnel for the alt-right element of the FBI, his attempt to manufacture a Clinton Foundation scandal was pathetic even by Clinton Rules standards.

Doctors once treated alcoholism with heroin. Now, they want to treat heroin addiction with marijuana. - The Washington Post -- Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University (pot is addictive and any benefits come from being addicted)
Medical Marijuana: How the Evidence Stacks Up - Scientific American - For many conditions, marijuana's effectiveness remains uncertain (even this 2014 Sci-Am)

Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D? - The New York Times - concluded in 2010 that very few people were vitamin D deficient and noted that randomized trials had found no particular benefit for healthy people to have blood levels above 20 nanograms per milliliter.

Deepest Mandelbrot Set Zoom Animation ever - a New Record! 10^275 (2.1E275 or 2^915) - YouTube
The Mandelbrot Set - The only video you need to see! - YouTube
The dark side of the Mandelbrot set - YouTube

Are We Living in a Black Hole? - Our universe may reside within a vast, black hole.

38% of Teens Watch Netflix Every Day; More Than YouTube and Cable TV : television
[Serious]What is the scariest supernatural/paranormal experience you've ever had? : AskReddit

That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think - The New York Times - New findings published Monday by researchers at New York University and Michigan State University suggest that smartphones can easily be fooled by fake fingerprints digitally composed of many common features found in human prints (65%)

Tennessee Could Give Taxpayers America's Fastest Internet For Free, But It Will Give Comcast and AT&T $45 Million Instead : technology


British visitors to US may be asked for passwords and phone contacts at airports (give all your passwords including your bank to Trump, that'll help tourism)
British visitors to US may be asked for passwords and phone contacts at airports : technology (login to America with your Facebook account)

Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming
Susan Rice's claim that Obama got Syria to 'verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile' -- "actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria" (Kessler gives her 4 pinnochio's because the averge person doesn't understand the meaning of "known")

Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain: embassy | Reuters - A Russian computer programmer, Pyotr Levashov, has been arrested in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday.

Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months for 'merely linking to hacked material' | Technology | The Guardian -- The journalist and former Anonymous member says of prison term and fine in statement: "They're sending me to investigate the prison-industrial complex" (thanks, Obama)

Chicago Police Say The Man They Brutally Dragged United Flight 'Just' Fell : news
"Just kill me. Just kill me. Kill me. Just kill me. Kill me. Just kill me. Just kill me." - Doctor who was assaulted by police on an airliner. : videos
Chicago Aviation Officer Placed On Leave After Dragging Man Off Plane : news
(1) Please share this video. We are on this flight.... - Audra D. Bridges
United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight - The New York Times
United Drags Man Off Flight for Refusing to Give Up Seat
Video shows man forcibly removed from United flight from Chicago to Louisville
Doctor violently dragged from overbooked United flight and dragged off the plane : pics
Redditor gives eye witness account of doctor being violently removed from United plane : bestof
wtnevi01 comments on Doctor violently dragged from overbooked CIA flight and dragged off the plane
The Real Scandal of That Brutal United Video - The Atlantic - The footage is shocking. So is the law.
United Airlines Almost Kills Man's Greyhound : videos

Trump sued for not releasing White House visitor logs | TheHill

Sessions orders Justice Dept. to end forensic science commission, suspend review policy - The Washington Post

There's Racist. And Then There's Stunningly Racist. Then There's This GOP Fundraising Email. | Mother Jones

CNN nabs Eric Lichtblau from the New York Times - The Washington Post
People Just Flat-Out Lie -- Andrea Mitchell has never seen anything like Trump

Alabama Governor Resigns After Allegations He Used State Money To Cover Up Love Affair | The Huffington Post
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley expected to resign before sunset | -- The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies.
How Alabama's 'Luv Guv' Broke New Ground in a Scandal-Plagued State -- Naughty texts and burner phones shamed Republican Governor Robert Bentley. A vindictive coverup might bring him down.
5 Of The Wildest Details In Report On Alabama Guv's Efforts To Hide Affair

How Fascism Becomes Entrenched - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - From Lake County, Florida, this is pretty incredible. (cops or cartel members?)

8-year-old student shot in San Bernardino classroom dies : news
San Bernardino School Shooting: 2 Adults Dead in Classroom, 2 Students in Critical Condition After Suspected Murder-Suicide | KTLA

Laguna Beach High student contracts measles; 6 other unvaccinated students barred from school : news

Quantum Mechanics in 5 Minutes (Now with Added Ducks) : videos
When it comes to mathematics, girls rate their abilities markedly lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, leading to less majors in physical, engineering, mathematics, and computer sciences (PEMC), based on a longitudinal study of 16,200 students over 10 years. : science (girls are socialized by 4th grade to think smart isn't sexy)
TIL there are over 10 parasites that control their hosts minds, and the flu is considered one on humans as evidence was found that influenza virus makes people more sociable : todayilearned
A new scientific paper published, is shedding light on a strange force impacting particles at the smallest level of the material world. The findings relate to an area of theoretical nanophotonics and quantum theory known as the Casimir Effect : science
What is the Casimir effect? - Scientific American
Are We Living in a Black Hole?
Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming | Science | The Guardian (OMG science says dreams are real dreams bcuz brain lights up!)

What did your teacher do that you didn't realize until you were older was fucked up? : AskReddit
What do you NOT envy from the opposite sex? : AskReddit

Marvel remove X-Men artwork after cartoonist hides anti-Semitic and anti-Christian references in work : books
Marvel pulls comic over hidden Koranic messages : news
The Truth About H3H3, WSJ, & YouTube : videos
Youtube has "restricted" VetRanch and DemolitionRanch, two popular channels run by a veterinarian who loves guns. : videos
Revenge porn website demanding money to take down explicit photos | UK | News |


The Trump administration is ill-prepared for a global pandemic - The Washington Post - The Trump administration has failed to fill crucial public health positions across the government

Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails | World news | The Guardian -- President Xi understands the situation has intensified (Trump appearing presidential)

Bomb Attacks On Two Coptic Churches In Egypt Kill At Least 36, Injure More Than 100 | The Huffington Post

'He has caused chaos' : How Netanyahu's media war nearly split his government (sounds like Trumpster and Erdogan and Putin and Maduro and Serbia and ...)

Adopted years ago, thousands learn they're not U.S. citizens

59 Missiles Don't Equal a Foreign Policy

Schiff says Russia is absolutely 'complicit' in Syrian chemical attack -- The Assad government has denied responsibility, and Russia has said that the release of toxic agents happened when a Syrian airstrike hit a rebel chemical-weapons arsenal and munitions factory. (yeah, right)

Jeremy Scahill Slams Fareed Zakaria on CNN: If He Could Have Sex With That Missile Strike, He Would | Mediaite (true)

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin - politico Magazine - The Port Washington Chabad, a Jewish community center on Long Island's Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell Gas station and a strip mall. The Chabad is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it. (and through Ja-Red)
Felix Sater - Man Of The Year: Chabad of Port Washington - YouTube

How the alt-right brought #SyriaHoax to America - Tracing the "false flag" claim back to a pro-Assad website (so The_Donalds are commie dupes)

McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power - Bloomberg - The departure of the 65-year-old former Fox News commentator (yeah, you really want a Fox news commentor on your security counsel)

Dems winning fight over wall | TheHill - pushback from Republicans voicing concerns over the diplomatic fallout, the disruption to local communities and the enormous cost of the project, estimated to be anywhere from $22 billion to $40 billion.

Partying Like It's 1988! -- What kind of fun does Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III have lined up for us? Restarting the highway that leads black and brown people straight into prison for non-violent crimes!

Betsy DeVos' brother, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, sparks headlines (the evil runs deep)

The salacious affair saga of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is about to get really serious - The Washington Post (a good Southern Baptist Christian phony)

Janet Jackson splits with billionaire husband | Page Six (he Shariaed her) - Jackson is believed to be worth $250 million while Al Mana is a billionaire Qatari businessman.

Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review | Life and style | The Guardian -- The dining room, deep in the hotel, is a broad space of high ceilings and coving, with thick carpets to muffle the screams. It is decorated in various shades of taupe, biscuit and fuck you.

Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests - The Washington Post - The authors also found that diabetics had a 90 percent higher mortality rate over a five-year period than nondiabetics. This held true when controlling for age, smoking, race and other factors.


At Least 15 Percent Of The World's Tree Species Are Under Threat Of Extinction - More than 60,000 species are currently living. Many of them are in trouble,

Five myths about World War I - The Washington Post

Which Countries Support and Which Oppose the U.S. Missile Strikes in Syria - The New York Times
The Emerging Trump Doctrine: Don't Follow Doctrine (follow Trump's fabulous "instincts"

The media loved Trump's show of military might. Are we really doing this again? - by Margaret Sullivan
Eschaton: "We" - The worst instinct of the press is to think they are stand-ins for the Merkin Public. It isn't their job and a bunch of mostly white male millionaires on TV aren't exactly representative.
Dan Rather Slams Journalists Who Hailed Donald Trump's Bombs As 'Presidential' | The Huffington Post -- War must never be considered a public relations operation (or a distraction from treason)
Eschaton: The Oracle Pareene - From March 1 -- "Here's another thing you should understand about these guys: The only thing the elite Washington press corps likes more than a bipartisan commission on debt reduction is a stack of flag-draped coffins" .
Eschaton: The Bi-Partisan Foreign Policy Establishment - But Trump made a boom boom in his pants and everyone is so fucking excited!!

Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back? - The New York Times - The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the 170 years that followed, turned into a scar. Donald Trump has torn it open again.
Trump promised a border wall. Now these Texans worry the government will take their land - LA Times (we didn't think he meant OUR land)
"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know morons."

Taran Killam Says Donald Trump "Struggled to Read" While Hosting SNL (functionally illiterate, as are his voters)

Republicans on Capitol Hill leave town with most of their agenda stuck in limbo - The Washington Post - changing the Senate rules in such a way as to permanently decrease the influence of the minority.

Trump Administration Infighting Comes To A Head | The Huffington Post - like watching the worst reality TV show ever
Goldman Sachs Is About To Swallow Donald Trump | The Huffington Post - Elevating Gary Cohn to chief of staff would be a major win for the Wall Street wing of the White House.

Bannon's Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, 'Winter Is Coming' ... "The Fourth Turning," a 1997 work by two amateur historians, Neil Howe and William Strauss, lays out a theory that American history unfurls in predictable, 80-year cycles of prosperity and catastrophe. And it foresees catastrophe right around the corner ... predicts that America is hurtling toward a crisis on par with the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Great Depression.
The World According to Bannon | Jacobin - vision of civilizational crisis and violent renewal has deep roots in the American political tradition ... As Bannon tells it, the socialism and black power politics of the 1960s laid siege to both the institutional stability of the 1950s and the cultural values that had traditionally sustained American free enterprise, unleashing a torrent of greed that ultimately sparked the financial crisis. (yeah, socialism and Black Power caused predatory capitalism!) ... the American mythology of regeneration through violence: a celebration of violence as an expiating ritual that can renew both the individual and the nation.
Eschaton: I Hate Suits Too - a small price to pay for running the world (or as close to it as you get).

Trump has visited a Trump-branded property every 2.8 days of his presidency - The Washington Post (the Trumpocracy)

Mitch McConnell, the man who broke America - The Washington Post - No majority leader wants written on his tombstone that he presided over the end of the Senate

"Let him who aspires to such station, and is not one of the Medici, favour Liberty and the popular Power" (Ja-red)
CNN Tonight on Twitter: ".@dandrezner on Trump's 'secretary of everything': "This is insane... his one qualification is that he married well""

Your Financial Life Could Be Ruined If Your Name Is On This Massive Government List | The Huffington Post - The Treasury Department essentially has a 1,000-page financial no-fly list.

Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling - The Washington Post -- Bentley, a 74-year-old dermatologist and former Baptist deacon, has been engulfed in a sex scandal ... The report also included text messages Dianne Bentley gave the committee. She was able to read text messages that her husband sent to Mason because they also appeared on his state-issued iPad, which she had possession of. (fucking moron +"Remember, common sense goes out the door when love comes innuendo." - Groucho Marx")
Gov. Bentley opened door of DC hotel in underwear expecting Rebekah Mason, report claims |

New Mexico Outlaws School 'Lunch Shaming' - In Alabama, a child short on funds was stamped on the arm with "I Need Lunch Money." In some schools, children are forced to clean cafeteria tables in front of their peers to pay the debt. Other schools require cafeteria workers to take a child's hot food and throw it in the trash if he doesn't have the money to pay for it. (next up: tattoos that say "I am one of THOSE people)

Rebekah Mason suggested closure of DMV offices in majority black counties, report shows | - Governor Robert Bentley's former top advisor and secret paramour Rebekah Mason led a politically-motivated effort in 2015 to close 31 driver's license offices in mostly black counties, a move that embarrassed the state and was later reversed. (Ala-Bama)

Kansas Democrat Proudly Wears Support Of Bernie Sanders Group In Unexpectedly Close Race | The Huffington Post - James Thompson, the Democrat running to fill the seat vacated by Tea Party congressman Mike Pompeo, who was tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the CIA. Republicans have stepped up spending in the race, signaling they could be worried about the result.

As Harassment Claims Hound O'Reilly, His Family Values Book Tops Charts -- The book, "Old School" is billed as a defense of traditional values, and includes advice on how men should treat women respectfully, not as sex objects. The book went on sale the same week The New York Times reported that Mr. O'Reilly, the Fox News host, had settled suits with five women who had accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse.

Eschaton: If Only There Was Some Way to Solve This Problem - Anyway, $12.55 for a certified driver is absolutely shit pay. These are people responsible from getting your kids to school and home and preventing them from being killed in the process, daily. (Americans really hate children)

'One word says it all. Asian': Airbnb host reportedly leaves guest stranded because of her race ("why we have Trump")

New York set to become first state to offer free tuition at public four-year colleges - The Washington Post - provided their family earns less than $125,000 a year.

Kings Of The Ballot Box - What Democracies And Monarchies Have In Common - In the end, tyrants come in many forms, and there is no difference between a cruel and wicked king and cruel and wicked voters

The great Aurangzeb is everybody's least favourite Mughal | Aeon Essays

Why people prefer unequal societies - "Despite appearances to the contrary, there is no evidence that people are bothered by economic inequality itself. Rather, they are bothered by something that is often confounded with inequality: economic unfairness." : Foodforthought
Is There a Better Way to Think About Income Inequality? - The Atlantic - too much of a focus on giving out more college degrees, getting more people married, and making elite workplaces more diverse. --

Some people may stay up late and have trouble waking in the morning due to a CRY1 gene mutation which alters the human circadian clock. Carriers of the gene variant (frequency of up to 0.6% in human genetics databases) experienced nighttime sleep delays of 2-2.5 hours compared to non-carriers. : science

In January, Top Animation Companies (Pixar, Disney, Lucasfilm) Found Guilty Of Conspiring To Fix Workers Wages. $100M Settlement. Reposting For Visibility. Will This Settlement Even Make A Difference For The Future? : movies (deleted /r/movies post discusses capitalism)
[#22|+1373|338] ELI5: How did the USA get the "I have the right to be offended and you shouldn't offend me" culture when they have protected free speech? [/r/explainlikeimfive] : undelete
Former mod of a forum frequented by incels breaks down their fundamental issues : bestof
ASU student mistaken as homeless not allowed to meditate in city park : news
What is the most eerie or interesting story that has unfolded on Reddit? : AskReddit


Clean Energy Advances, Despite Our Idiot in the Oval Office - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The world spent less money to build even higher amounts of renewable electricity compared to 2015
California, Drenched by Winter Rain, Is Told 'Drought's Over'

Stockholm 'terror attack': Three dead as truck drives into pedestrians
Sweden has been attacked

Eschaton: Universality - so that what would have been pretty normal proposals for things the government might do are now full commnism. It goes beyond whether something is a good or bad idea, the suggestion itself is suspect. (the purpose of the state is to serve the rich and starve the poor)

Eyewitness says Syrian military anticipated U.S. raid - ABC News
Syria Strike Puts U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk - The New York Times
Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes - The New York Times
Trump doesn't have authority to order strikes against Syria
The Art of the Syrian Deal - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Syria strike adds awkward twist to high-stakes China-U.S. summit - The Washington Post
The Fight Against the Islamic State Just Got Harder - The Atlantic
Warplane Reportedly Bombs Site Of Deadly Gas Attack Following U.S. Incursion In Syria | The Huffington Post - The jet struck at around 11 a.m. local time, causing damage but no known casualties.
Trump's Talk Of Syria Humanitarian Concern Rings Hollow | The Huffington Post - The president has demonized refugees, particularly Syrians, for years.
Majority Of Republicans Said 'No' When Obama Wanted To Launch A Strike On Syria | The Huffington Post - Donald Trump didn't seek Congressional approval (remember way back when when Obama had to ask Mitch McConnell's permission to do anything?)
The Obama Doctrine, R.I.P. - The Atlantic - Trump reached for the same playbook that his predecessor resisted opening.

The Morning After President* Trump's First Attempt at War -- Washington, where the war is made but rarely has any impact at all
Bombing Syria Open Thread - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: McCain's Got A Story To Tell - The Democrats, by obeying the rules, are forcing McCain to change the rules, and this is very bad.

Trump loves a conspiracy theory. Now his allies in the fringe media say he's falling for one in Syria. (Obama and Soros dropped the WMD's as a false flag to get Trump to bomb an airfield)
Trump's Troll Army Isn't Ready for War in Syria -- The alt-right crowd breaks with the president.

Nuking The Filibuster May Hurt Republicans In The Long Run | FiveThirtyEight (there will be no "long run")
Eschaton: Boom - A horribly undemocratic institution has been made slightly less undemocratic and we will get the horrible Supreme Court Justice we were going to get anyway.
The GOP Has Declared War on Democracy | The Nation - Going nuclear to confirm Neil Gorsuch is the latest example of how Republicans are thwarting the will of the people.

Eschaton: How You Become A Real Boy In America -- .@FareedZakaria on Syria strikes: "I think Donald Trump became President of the United States" last night
u Eschaton: Failsons - going to waltz in and be the best president, solve health care, defeat Isis, bring peace to everywhere in the Middle East, either by yourself or with your failsoninlaw

Of Course there's Evidence Trump Colluded with Russian Intelligence (can't see the forest of trees)
C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed - The New York Times (and Obama told everyone to shut up)
Kushner Omitted Meeting With Russians on Security Clearance Forms - The New York Times

The Coming Incompetence Crisis - The New York Times - the Trump administration has filled only 22 of the 553 key positions that require Senate confirmation. This makes me worry that the administration will not have enough manpower to produce the same volume and standard of incompetence that we've come to expect so far

Clinton: 'Misogyny played a role' in 2016

Congressman Asks Linda McMahon Question Every Wrestling Fan Wants To Know | The Huffington Post - President Donald Trump tapped the former GOP Senate candidate to run the Small Business Administration

How to Host on Airbnb Legally - The New York Times (you can't, at least in NY)
Record Sales in Manhattan, but ... - The New York Times

Low-dose penicillin in early life induces long-term changes in murine gut microbiota, brain cytokines and behavior : science

I work at a Dispensary in Vancouver, Canada. Today was pretty much the best day ever.. : pics
Introverts of Reddit, what sounds like a fun date to you? : AskReddit

Uber bans rider for life over threat to accuse driver of rape | New York Post (she had a meltdown b/c he didn't have a charger for your iphone +dashcams, moron)


We are heading for the warmest climate in half a billion years, says new study | the absolute climate warming is also likely to be unprecedented in at least the past 420m years. : science

'The Great War': PBS documentary finds haunting parallels between World War I and U.S. today (review) | - PBS documentary finds haunting parallels between World War I and U.S. today (review) ... Woodrow Wilson ... "Make the world safe for democracy" ... But this was the same man who, for all his professed progressive ideals, was a staunch segregationist." ... Along the way, the role of the federal government grew, as did official intolerance for dissent.
Should the U.S. Have Entered World War I? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (would Hitler have happened, or something even worse?)
What We Learned from World War I - 100th Anniversary of WWI - What did we accomplish?

Spain accused of causing Gibraltar traffic jams amid Brexit tensions | World news | The Guardian

Putin's ex-wife returns to the spotlight with a dashing young husband and a fancy French villa

British Prime Minister Theresa May has defied Saudi Arabia's strict custom and refused to wear a headscarf for her first meeting with the Arab country's ruling elite

Why the Navy's Tomahawk missiles were the weapon of choice in strikes in Syria
U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack : news
Hillary Clinton: US should 'take out' Assad's air fields
Syria? - Lawyers, Guns & Money :

Chomsky: With U.S. History of Overthrowing Govts, Outrage over Russian Hacking Claims is Laughable | Democracy Now! (American exceptionalism but the outrage is about Trump, Noam)

Nunes steps aside from Russia probe - politico
Devin Nunes Steps Down From Leading Russia Investigation | The Huffington Post - Meanwhile, the House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Nunes leaked classified information.
Nunes to step aside from Russia probe : news

The Real Political Scandal? Actually, There Are Two - Bloomberg View - a diversion from the real story: how the president and his associates collaborated with a Russian influence operation against the U.S. election. (Eli Lake revisits his story +anti-thought wars for your brain)
President Donals Trump's claim, without evidence, that Susan Rice may have committed a crime -- Glenn Kessler

Senate Republicans Deploy 'Nuclear Option' to Clear Path for Gorsuch
After Senate Filibuster's Death, Somber Lawmakers Seek Path Forward
Congress Just Became A Parliament | The Huffington Post - (Repubicans) junked the Founding Father's vision

Trump Removes Stephen Bannon From National Security Council Post - The New York Times
Bannon reportedly threatened to leave White House after NSC shakeup | Fox News (house of assholes assholing each other) Kushner and his allies reportedly consider Bannon an ideologue whose advice to Trump is hindering the president's chances to win popular support for his agenda.
Megadonor urged Bannon not to resign - politico - Republican megadonor Rebekah Mercer,
Jared Kushner Helped Push Steve Bannon Out Of The NSC | The Huffington Post

Inside the White House, paranoia and unrest among top staff -
Steve Bannon Calls Jared Kushner a 'Cuck' and 'Globalist' Behind His Back
Welcome to Jared Kushner's World

Creeping Toward Crisis - The New York Times (literally) -- Trump has exposed himself to the world as an imbecile and burned through American credibility with his incessant lying. Even many of our allies seem confused and worried about where we stand and how we plan to proceed.
He told us who he was: The L.A. Times discovers Donald Trump's vileness -- why was any of it a surprise? Mainstream media are shocked to discover the president is a mendacious bigot. Were they not paying attention?
Personal irresponsibility: A concise history of Trump's buck-passing
No One to Blame But Trump | by Elizabeth Drew | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The Husband Of A Trump Supporter Has Just Been Deported Back To Mexico
The Texas-size scapegoating of an illegal voter is a travesty of justice - The Washington Post

Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts - The New York Times - But as Hitler understood, artists play a distinctive role in challenging authoritarianism. Art creates pathways for subversion, for political understanding and solidarity among coalition builders

Conservative Megadonor Wrote $450,000 Check To Spread Indicted Congressman's Fake News Across Texas, Prosecutors Say | The Huffington Post

The troubles at the American mall are coming to a boil - The Washington Post (Amazon and niche retailers)

Medical marijuana in disarray amid recreational pot uncertainty - The Boston Globe
Medical marijuana fees filling state coffers : bostontrees
The Advocates: Acknowledging A Major Rift In The Mass Marijuana Movement : bostontrees
Stoughton selectman seats go to Sullivan and Sousa - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA - Brockton, MA - Voters overwhelmingly agreed to ban pot shops, 1,999 to 933. In the November election, Stoughton voters narrowly favored a ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana, 51 to 49 percent.

Number of cohabiting Americans rises, especially among those 50+ | Pew Research Center

Long shadow cast by psychiatrist on transgender issues finally recedes at Johns Hopkins - The Washington Post - psychiatrist Paul McHugh is seeing his institution come full circle with the resumption of gender-reassignment surgeries. - "guilt-ridden homosexual men" ... "mental illness"

More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV, CDC report says - The Washington Post
Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. : science

Translational Psychiatry - Acute effects of LSD on amygdala activity during processing of fearful stimuli in healthy subjects -- These data suggest that acute administration of LSD modulates the engagement of brain regions that mediate emotional processing.
LSD reduces activity in the amygdala, the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear, compared to placebo, in a double-blind, randomised, cross-over study. This may explain it's therapeutic action in addiction, depression and anxiety, especially with psychotherapy. : science
Psychologists from the university of Georgia have found people with personality disorders are more likely to marry or make friends with people who are dysfunctional in a similar way : science
Familial Resemblance of Borderline Personality Disorder Features: Genetic or Cultural Transmission? - Significant resemblance between spouses was observed, which was best explained by phenotypic assortative mating, but it had only a small effect on the genetic variance (1% of the total variance) There was no effect of cultural transmission from parents to offspring.
Genetics of borderline personality disorder: Systematic review and proposal of an integrative model - According to our meta-analysis, no significant associations were found for the serotonin transporter gene, the tryptophan hydroxylase 1 gene, or the serotonin 1B receptor gene. ... Such a framework postulates a balance between positive and negative events, which interact with plasticity genes in the genesis of BPD.

autotldr comments on This Is What Scares Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Robert Shiller About The Economy

What is the closest sexual experience you've had to a ridiculous porn plot? [NSFW] : AskReddit
Besides the nostalgic spacedicks, what is the weirdest subreddit? : AskReddit (picturesofiansleeping)

Charge Time: Electric Car Workers Accuse Tesla of Low Pay and Intimidation


Your vote in the 2016 election explains almost everything about your climate beliefs - Vox - climate change sure looks like a partisan issue. (total correlation +let the coastal elites drown)

The Changing Global Religious Landscape | Pew Research Center - Less than 20 years from now, the number of babies born to Muslims is expected to modestly exceed births to Christians (Xtians going down, Muzzies plateauing)

Rex Tillerson's incredibly odd and confusing statement on North Korea - - "North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment." ... "The clock has now run out, and all options are on the table" said the WH

Eschaton: Onward to Syria (many, many lines)

Trump, Citing No Evidence, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime - The New York Times (check the pic of Kellyanne? floating in the air)
Let Trump Get Away With His Latest Deception -- The White House says Obama adviser Susan Rice spied on Trump aides. We will all regret taking the claim at face value ... Unlike the initial cover stories, this one is working -- and the consequence isn't just distraction, but to establish a dangerous premise: that efforts to determine whether Americans collaborated with foreign intelligence agents to sabotage a U.S. presidential candidate are inherently partisan. (why were they wearing masks and talking on their Putinphones?)

Stephen Bannon removed from National Security Council - The Washington Post - The restructuring reflects the growing influence of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army three-star general, who took over the post after retired general Michael Flynn was ousted in February
Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon stripped of national security council role : news

Gorsuch's writings borrow from other authors -- The White House rejects any suggestion of impropriety.
Sen. Jeff Merkley Stages All-Night Protest On Senate Floor Against Gorsuch Nomination | The Huffington Post - his assault on our democracy demands as robust a resistance as we can possibly mount.
Donald Trump Keeps Hiring People Accused Of Plagiarism | The Huffington Post - doesn't seem to be great at doing background checks.

The Long, Lucrative Right-wing Grift Is Blowing Up in the World's Face

There Is No Healthcare Plan Republicans Can Pass - The chronicles of batshit ineptitude.