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Psyche's Links: 2017



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New Year Could Bring Record Low Temperatures To Parts Of U.S. | HuffPost - Lows are predicted to hit minus 20F to minus 30F from Montana into the Dakotas and Minnesota, well below average.
New Year Kicks Off With Supermoon Lunapalooza | HuffPost - 2018's biggest supermoon will be followed at the end of January by a "super blue blood moon"

The 2018 In/Out List - Washington Post

US closer to 'nuclear war with North Korea' than ever before: Former Joint Chiefs head (meanwhile, in let's kill millions of people land -- let's put a bunch of idiots and military guys in charge of foreign policy)

Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted - BBC News
Iran's president urges protesters to avoid violence as unrest grips the country
Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country -- Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to the government and clerical leadership since a revolution in 1979.
Iran protests: 'Iron fist' threatened if unrest continues - BBC News


Fact-checking 'The Crown' : Did the Duke of Windsor plot with Hitler to betray Britain? (yes, +Wallis Simpson banged Ribbentrop)

48 underage girls have been rescued from the ashrams of a 'goodman' in Delhi ... Dixit claims to be an incarnation of, among others, the Hindu god Krishna, who according to myth has 16,000 wives.


Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments ... Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted "incitement." (that would be all of them)

The 7 most important polling trends of 2017 - CNNPolitics -- 1,2: Trump, Republifucks down; 3: economy good, Trumps wins; 4: midterms look bad for Republifucks; 5: imploding Obamacare very popular; 6: Russia "witchhunt" continues, no one believe Trumpster; 7: World give up on U.S. tirefire)

ACLU suing DC police over arrests during Trump's inauguration | TheHill (70 yrs in prison for practicing journalism at a public event sends a clear message)

Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P. - The New York Times (oh, sure, welcome to anarchy)
Devin Nunes, targeting Mueller and the FBI, alarms Democrats and some Republicans with his tactics - The Washington Post (little Russian Republirat)

For Trump, a Year of Reinventing the Presidency - The New York Times - In ways that were once unimaginable, President Trump has discarded the conventions and norms established by his predecessors. Will that change the institution permanently? (fuck your libturd norms)


Tina Smith prepares for crash course in the U.S. Senate - StarTribune.com - learning Senate ropes even as she dives into campaign mode.

Judge Says Pennsylvania Election Districts Give Republicans an Edge, but Are Not Illegal - The New York Times (perfectly legal for Repubifucks to cheat on elections)

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests? - POLITICO Magazine (race over class so they had someone to oppress in turn) (they had large poll taxes in the South before WWII) ... in 1936, three of four voting-age adults outside the South participated in the presidential election, but in the South, just one in four cast ballots ... "Once upon a time, down South, a rich white man made a bargain with a poor white ... 'You boss the nigger, and I'll boss the money.'" (the wages of whiteness)


David Golumbia on Twitter: "a wonderful lesson here in Glenn G's reading comprehension skills. now apply back to many, many other events (anything to suit his agenda)

Roseanne Barr threatens to retire in huff over Twitter feuding with liberals - "I voted Trump 2 shake up the status quo & the staid establishment ... drain the swamp" (god she's worse than the Alien lady)

How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy - The Washington Post (dismantling government because rich/stupid people don't need it)


FBI Affidavit Details Ex-Sheriff David Clarke's Intimidation Of Fellow Passenger | HuffPost - Feds dropped their case against him in May, but Milwaukee investigators determined he had abused his authority, the filing reveals ... Black still has a civil rights lawsuit pending against Clarke. (why Trump dropped the asshole)

Hundreds of thousands of poor Americans will soon be able to move to better areas, thanks to this judge - The Washington Post - A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement an Obama-era rule on Jan. 1 that would give low-income families greater access to housing in more affluent neighborhoods.


Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims - The New York Times - hundreds of thousands of dollars to support accusers who come forward with charges against President Trump and members of Congress, even amid questions about their motivation. (they changed "Partisans" to "Activists -- NYT suspects your "motivation" in calling Trumps a 'pussy-grabber" and their examples of "activistics are white supremo ratfuckers Cernovich and Charles Johnson and they diabled comments, of course)


America On Opioids: The Many Faces Of The Country's Addiction Crisis | HuffPost - than 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016
Gunman ambushed deputies in deadly Douglas County shooting (CO)

Police believe man found with small arsenal at Hyatt Regency...

Elise on Twitter: "hello 911 I'd like to report a gruesome pizzagate murder https://t.co/JoDGic1upV"

Taking Out the Trash? That's Still a Man's Job, Even for the Liberal Coastal Elite (women's equality draws the line at garbage)

Anyone who thought that ditchwater was dull could have spent an instructive half-hour in that ditch with a powerful microscope -- For many people it is still a free country. If someone wants to spend $4,500 to extract water from the air because they think aitch-two-owe from the tap is too gross, they are free to do so. Just as I am free to say water snobbery the raw water movement is more proof that wealthy people are unseemly and a nuisance. (hog water is trending amoung rich millenials)


Cannabis will be everywhere :" California towns scramble to prepare for legal marijuana on Jan. 1 ... The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted recently to forbid the sale of cannabis (screwing MMJ patients because heroin is the gateway drug to pot)


The 10 most ridiculous celebrity apologies of 2017 (that have nothing to do with harassment) - The Washington Post


Self-injury more about coping than a cry for help -- Between 63% and 78% of non-suicidal people who self-injure do it as a short-term strategy to ease emotional distress. However, though self-injuring may work for short periods, the effect can be short lived, and make matters worse in the long term.


What is the scariest book, nosleep, creepypasta, or otherwise, that you've ever read? : books
NSFW - How did you find out about the magical world of masturbation? : AskReddit

Alleged 'Nigerian Prince' Email Scammer Arrested In Louisiana | HuffPost - He does not appear to be Nigerian or a prince.

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Eastern U.S. to endure most numbing New Year's Eve cold in memory
Is the polar vortex back? Be afraid, frigid friends. - The Washington Post
How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches - The New York Times - advertising business to their advantage, gaming the system to find a mass platform for false or misleading claims. (when lies become commodities)
Trump is as unfit and ignorant as ever - The Washington Post
Trump is as unfit and ignorant as ever -- comment by Wrath of Con

Flu cases widespread in 36 states, CDC reports - because of cold weather gripping much of the USA and low efficacy associated with this year's flu vaccine

Three Months After Maria, Roughly Half of Puerto Ricans Still Without Power - The New York Times (disaster in chief)


Iran protests: Violence on third day of demonstrations - BBC News
This is Iran right now. Massive protests are sweeping the country as citizens take to the streets to protest the theocratic fundamentalist government. : pics
Woman branded "a hero" for removing hijab during anti-government protests in Iran
Police in Iran capital Tehran say they'll stop arresting women for not wearing headscarves : news


Defense Secretary Mattis breaks tradition, doesn't visit U.S. troops in war zone this December



Our Reporter Mike Schmidt on His Golf Club Interview With President Trump - The New York Times (yes, we bowed down to the Emperor)
10 Falsehoods From Trump's Interview With The Times ("falsehoods" = blatant delusional self-serving lies"
Trump sounded delusional in his New York Times interview -- Even as his administration struggles with historic unpopularity, Trump ascribes to himself qualities that surpass all predecessors - even reigning Republican icon Ronald Reagan. Taken together, his comments signaled an inability to grasp conditions in the country, the limitations of his own capacities and the nature of the office he holds.
2017: Our Reporters Reflect on Covering Washington and Politics - The New York Times

Trump's media neediness -- Trust in the media now exceeds trust in Trump in many polls. That's a sign of a healthy media, an alert electorate and trouble for the narcissist in chief ... "So they basically have to let me win." (because they are ratings-driven, hello CNN) comment: "a pathetic, insecure, empty man who has by a combination of unlikely circumstances found himself able to damage and even destroy tens of millions of lives." (+polezni durak = usefull idiot of Putin)
Donald Trump and the Limits of the Reality TV Presidency - The New York Times (viewing public gets bored with the same act. good history on McCarthy, a salesman selling "America's peril" which is what Trump is selling with MAGA -- the perilous decline of white supremecy)
Trump's free reign at his Winter White House
Donald Trump Is a Consequential President. Just Not in the Ways You Think. - POLITICO Magazine - his relentless shattering of norms: norms of honesty, decency, diversity, strategy, diplomacy and democracy, norms of what presidents are supposed to say and do when the world is and isn't watching (shattered the "norm" of sanity, good jobs Republifucks)

Why Do These Trump Campaign Advisers Keep Boasting About Their Collusion With the Russians? - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- I deplore this Russiaphobic McCarthyism designed to distract from the graspingly perfidious neoliberalism that Hillary Clinton used to CLEAR THE FIELD of real progressive alternatives like Jim Webb, Rand Paul, and Ron Paul.
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "Not to question Saint James of Bridgewater Associates but I'm struck that the FBI Director felt the need to offer running public commentary on the email server investigator while staying mum on the Russia thing. (history is not judging him well)
WikiLeaks Cold Open - SNL - YouTube

Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts | HuffPost - This is a recipe for sabotaging the census. ("are you an illegal immigrant crook?)


Dem senators fight to out-liberal one another ahead of 2020 - POLITICO - A half-dozen Trump foes race to embrace the liberal zeitgeist, occupying space Bernie Sanders once had to himself.


Breitbart's Astonishing Confession -- The editor of the right-wing news site admitted that its coverage of a major political campaign was dishonest, but the news barely made a blip in conservative media outlets. (Republifucks lying is not news)

What I Learned From Reading All The Media Safaris Into 'Trump Country' I Could Handle Before Wanting To Die | HuffPost - Turns out Trump supporters still support Trump -- "Cletus safari" -- and the reporters returned with tenderly crafted soft-focus portrait after tenderly crafted soft-focus portrait of people aching to say the n-word. the rural Trump diehard ... 36 such Trump supporter profiles published in the past year, 36 being the number I was able to read without melting my brain. (the stupidest of the racist stupids and their stupid media enablers)

Emboldened white nationalists? Look no further than this liberal Oregon college town | OregonLive.com (they've always been in Oregon/Eugene +nazi cell)
sean. ?? on Twitter: "It seems like the rise of a re-invigorated and active white supremacist movement should get more attention than it currently receives.

California Prosecuting Man for Insulting Posts on Islamic Center's Facebook Page
California high school football player can't be forced to stand for national anthem, court rules : news


The Gambler's Ruin of Small Cities


Family says son killed by police in 'swatting' was unarmed, didn't play video games (fucker cop felt "threatened" by the door opening)
The LAPD has arrested a man in connection with the Kansas swatting death : news
Police release swatting call, video of man shot to death
Georgia trooper shoots, kills man who fled DUI checkpoint : news

Mother sues school district over voicemail mocking special needs daughter : news

Northern California Pot Distributor Wants Its Seized Marijuana Back : news


Of All the Blogs in the World, He Walks Into Mine - The New York Times - A man born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Toronto and schooled at a Yeshiva and a Japanese-American man raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, were married in the rare books section of the Strand Bookstore in Greenwich Village before a crowd of 200 people


Study of 550 college students who had used or were using Tinder finds about one in five participants admit to talking with a person on the dating app while in an exclusive romantic relationship : science

TIL that 6-10 billion light years away, there is a void in space 1 billion light years wide. It is completely empty of both normal matter and dark matter. It emits no detectable radiation or light of any kind. : todayilearned
Biggest void in space is 1 billion light years across | New Scientist

Texas is Leading the Country in Flu Cases : news


Snow Causes Roof collapses at Erie All Weather Roofing Company : news
What is something you could say both at dinner and during sex? : AskReddit

What happened with companies scaling up their customer service as they grow, why is it ok for Youtube and FB to offer no real human customer service? : AskReddit - They have a customer service, for their customers. The customers are the ad companies. We are the product.

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Trump mocks global warming in tweet - Axios (he's smarter than your sciencey so-called fake news Chinese-hoax scientists)


The decline of U.S. influence is the great global story of our age - The Washington Post (meanwhile, in the failed democracy of Trumpistan)

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump's New York Times interview is a scary read -- The president of the United States is not well ... Whatever the cause, it is plainly obvious from Trump's words that this is not a man fit to be president, that he is not well or capable in some fundamental way. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, and so many prefer not to say it, but Trump does not occupy a job where such deficiencies can be safely ignored. (+Dunning-Kruger)

Donald Trump made 25 false claims in his latest New York Times interview | Toronto Star - Trump made nearly one false claim per minute in the 30-minute interview in Florida on Thursday. (God is he stupid)
Do bipartisan cyborgs dream of electoral sheep? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - latest crazy-ass disjointed stream of consciousness parody mashup of Bob Dylan 1960s liner notes and Molly Bloom on acid is hard to get through.
Joy Reid on Twitter: "But it's absolutely stunning that this is what's happening. But it is what's happening."
Donald Trump's New York Times Interview With Michael Schmidt Is the Sign of a Bigger Problem (Trump is totally incoherent -- talk about elephant in the room territory)
Do bipartisan cyborgs dream of electoral sheep? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Maggie Haberman is getting all snippy with critics who aren't happy that the Times lets Trump ramble on and on while providing essentially zero pushback to any of his dozens of preposterous lies.

138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking Behind the crazy headlines, more conservative priorities got pushed through than most people realize. An exhaustive list of what really happened to the government in 2017. (let's put total assholes in charge of everything)

Eschaton - Nobody Could Have Predicted- In 10-20 years there won't be any train service through the NE. Heckuva job. -- The president officially scrapped his predecessor's proposal to have the federal government underwrite half the cost of a multi-billion-dollar Amtrak tunnel connecting New Jersey to Penn Station, the busiest transit hub in the U.S. The lone existing tunnel is rapidly deteriorating, threatening to sever Amtrak's popular Northeast Corridor and to divert tens of thousands of New Jerseyans from their daily Manhattan commutes via New Jersey Transit. (you don't have helicopters and private jets? )


President Trump Golfs For FOURTH Day in a Row After Tweeting It Was 'Back to Work'

Trump unchained: staff leaves, hardline ideas rise - Axios (stupid "ideas")
White House intern flashes 'white power' sign with Trump | Daily Mail Online

Reverse Death Wish Still Liberals'S Fault! (Trump caused dramatic fall in crime rate for the past 20 years)

The Vanity Fair staffers behind the Hillary Clinton video should not be fired - The Washington Post

The latest 2018 election-hacking threat: 9-month wait for government help - POLITICO - Some states might not get an intensive DHS review until weeks before the midterm elections. (almost like they don't want to stop Russia hacking our elections)

How a Liberal Scholar of Conspiracy Theories Became the Subject of a Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory | The New Yorker

Drexel professor resigns amid threats over controversial tweets - CNN - This is not a decision I take lightly; however, after nearly a year of harassment by right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and Internet mobs, after death threats and threats of violence directed against me and my family, my situation has become unsustainable

riemannszeros comments on Alabama officials to certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge | Reuters ... The busses fake-news was started here on reddit. The original stories quoted reddit as the source of the rumor and it spread from there.

Aedeus comments on Unless theres another terror incident in the USA this year, 24 of 29 terrorist attacks were perpetrated by White Supremacists, White Power Groups and Trump Supporters.

Rachel Maddow closes 2017 by beating the pants off Sean Hannity | Shareblue Media - Pitted against Sean Hannity in the 9 p.m. time slot, Maddow in recent weeks has moved ahead of Trump's favorite cheerleader and has been regularly beating Hannity among viewers 25-54, the demographic most sought after by advertisers.

Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Council in Its Entirety by FedEx Letter, Report Claims ... Dangerous that #Trump and Co. (Pence esp.) are eliminating few remaining people willing to push back against harmful policies, like abstinence-only sex ed (the theorcracy at work)


Why do so many Republicans hate college? - The Washington Post (screw your so-called moocher education) Arizona has cut state funding per student by 41 percent since 2008, second only to Louisiana in higher-ed disinvestment ... A June Pew Research Center survey found that a majority of Republicans believe colleges and universities have a "negative effect on the way things are going in the country." Democrats overwhelmingly said the opposite. (stupid people making everyone stupid but Koch bro\s to the rescue)

The one best idea for ending sexual harassment - The Washington Post (16 best ideas, actually)

NBA's Avery Bradley Paid Big Money to Silence Sexual Assault Accuser, Denies Allegation | TMZ.com


The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth - The New York Times - How excessive staffing, little competition, generous contracts and archaic rules dramatically inflate capital costs for transit in New York.


Man killed by police; online gaming community blames 'swatting' | The Wichita Eagle ... As he came to the front door, one of our officers discharged his weapon. (let's put unfit trigger-happy men in charge of our communities)
Kansas Man Killed In SWATting Attack; Attacker was same individual who called in fake net-neutrality bomb

Palm Coast man rigs door to electrocute pregnant wife, changes Facebook status to 'widowed,' deputies say : news


The Dr. Phil show reportedly helped addicts score drugs and alcohol before they went on air : news

'Blade Runner 2049 is a roaring achievement': readers on the best films of 2017 | Film | The Guardian


Combatting PTSD by letting patients hear their own brainwaves

Neurofeedback, sham neurofeedback, and cognitive-behavioural group therapy in adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a triple-blind, randomised, controlled trial - ScienceDirect -- Our findings suggest that neurofeedback training is not superior to a sham condition or group psychotherapy. All three treatments were equivalently effective in reducing ADHD symptoms. This first randomised, sham-controlled trial did not show any specific effects of neurofeedback on ADHD symptoms in adults.


Students whose sex ed programs teach abstinence as the only way to protect sexual health have less favorable attitudes toward condoms and are more likely to have unprotected sex than students who learn safe sexual practices. Abstinence-only sex education programs do not stop minors from having sex. : science (teach them to be stupid, they make stupid decisions)
Why "Just Say No" Doesn't Work -- A popular program for preventing teen drug use does not help. Here's what does (2014 still controversial +gateway drug hypothesis)
Separation of Drug Markets and the Normalization of Drug Problems in the Netherlands: An Example for other Nations?Journal of Drug Issues - Henk Jan Van Vliet, 1990 (it took 40 yrs and couunting to prove "just say no" doesn't work and - "separation of markets" = "pot is not heroin" does, so no "gateway drug hypothesis/bullshit, science at work)
Coffee Shops and Compromise: Separated Illicit Drug Markets in the Netherlands


Forgive_My_Cowardice comments on People keep uploading Hamilton to PornHub
Drivers of Reddit, what's the strangest/creepiest thing you've witnessed while driving at night?
TIL an Australian court ruled that "cunt" is not an offensive word : todayilearned
BuzzFeed slammed for 'bigoted piece of filth' article claiming white people ruin America : news
What is illegal, but completely moral? : AskReddit


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Mt. Washington summit breaks daily record low temperature, wind chill reaches minus-89 degrees - The Boston Globe -- minus-34 degrees early Thursday morning, Mount Washington Observatory meteorologist Tom Padham said. And with winds gusting at more than 110 miles per hour at times between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday, he said wind chills on the summit reached minus-89 degrees.


China says no sanction-breaking oil sales to North Korea

Urgent Medical Evacuations Trickle Out Of Syria's Besieged Eastern Ghouta Enclave | HuffPost - Only four people have been transported to Damascus hospitals so far. Others have died waiting.

Islamic State Claims Deadly Blast at Afghan Shiite Center - The New York Times - At least 41 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in a bombing at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 68 civilians in one day of Yemen's 'absurd' war | World news | The Guardian

France Fails to Face Up to Racism - The New York Times


A cruel new front in the war on reproductive rights - The Boston Globe - s policy to block detained undocumented teens from accessing abortion services (mostly rape victims)

Romanian hackers took over D.C. surveillance cameras just before presidential inauguration, federal prosecutors say - The Washington Post ... two-thirds of the District's outdoor surveillance cameras just before President Trump's inauguration ... The January attack affected 123 of the D.C. police department's 187 outdoor surveillance cameras, leaving them unable to record for several days. (if they can do that ...)

Report: Haley Duped by Prank Call From Fake Polish Leader
Was Nikki Haley pranked by Russians, or are these tricksters fooling us all? | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com


Eschaton: Morning Thread - Who gets thrown under the bus after Flynn? My guess (okay wish) is the Kush.
Trump legal team readies attack on Flynn

America and the Great Abdication - The Atlantic - Abdication is not isolationism (just following Vlad's orders)

17 striking findings for 2017 | Pew Research Center - 1: Partisan divides dwarf demographic differences on key political values. 2: Donald Trump's presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. A global median of just 22% have confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs 3: About four-in-ten Americans say they live in a gun-owning household, while three-in-ten say they personally own a gun. 4: Democrats and Republicans disagree now more than ever on the news media's "watchdog" role. (Renuts don't trust fake news which is anything Trump says it is)

Trump asks supporters to help award 'Fake News' trophy
These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2017 - Viral fake news generated more engagement on Facebook in 2017 than last year ("Couple hospitalized after man get his head stuck in his wife's vagina" +fackchecking site are useless) ... When it came to crime hoaxes, World News Daily Report dominated the genre. (lies sell better than truth)
PolitiFact's guide to fake news websites and what they peddle
GitHub - BuzzFeedNews/2017-12-fake-news-top-50: Data and analysis supporting the BuzzFeed News article, "These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2017," published on Dec. 28, 2017


Trump builds his 2018 political message by rebranding Obama's economic legacy -- After disputing economic gains under his predecessor, the president is seizing the same trends as his own. (because Republicans/media can't remember yesterday, let alone last year)

In the heart of Trump Country, his base's faith is unshaken -- Sandy Hook, Ky ... "He was the hope we were all waiting on, the guy riding up on the white horse" ... God, guns, patriotism, saying "Merry Christmas" ... He almost always sides with Fox News and anchors who dismiss allegations of Russian collusion as a "witch hunt" ... Steven Whitt says that most people he knows fret about transgender bathrooms and their Second Amendment rights being snatched away. (they are so oppressed by the coastal elites who give them money because they're moochers)

Trump Attacks Vanity Fair, Anna Wintour Over Hillary Clinton Video | Hollywood Reporter
Vanity Fair "Regrets" Video Telling Hillary Clinton To Take Up Knitting, Drop Politics (new woman editor fucks up)
Patricia Arquette on Twitter: "@VanityFair Hey STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F-CK THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO. Get over your mommy issues."

Minnesotans Don't Think Franken Should Resign; Franken Remains Popular, Especially With Women ... little appetite from Democratic voters at the state level for Franken to go, with 71% opposing his departure. A majority of independents- 52%- as well think he should not resign, with just 41% favoring his exit. (thanks, Gillibrand)

Name-Drawing Delayed In Tied Virginia Race After Democrat Launches Last-Minute Court Challenge | HuffPost

It was good for Alabama that Roy Moore didn't concede | AL.com
Roy Moore Files Lawsuit Contesting Alabama's Senate Election Results | HuffPost - The suit was filed less than a day before the state officially declares Doug Jones the winner.
Alabama Certifies Jones Win, Brushing Aside Challenge From Roy Moore - The New York Times ... To this day, Republicans note, Mr. Moore has not conceded his losses in the 2006 or 2010 Republican primaries for governor, and there is already speculation in Montgomery that he might run for governor or attorney general next year.

Evangelical Christians 'uncritical' in support for Trump, UK bishop says | World news | The Guardian ... "self-styled evangelicals" (meaning they don't care about the Jesus stuff except for victimizing women who need an abortion ... iow, satangelicals" screw the "poor and the weak" is their motto)

Nathan Bedford Forrest statue along I-65 in Nashville vandalized | WZTV - covered in pink paint.

Confessions of a Digital Nazi Hunter - The New York Times (TW and FB could give a shit)


Number of officers killed hits 2nd-lowest in more than 50 years : news (our lives-in-constant-danger hero warrior cops in one the safest professions)


Melania's Darkest Secrets Will Be Revealed in Omarosa Manigault's Tell All ... From the moment President Donald Trump gave Omarosa Manigault Newman a job in his administration last January, she treated 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue like her own playground. The polarizing reality TV personality brought her bridal party of 39 people to the White House for a photo shoot; she hosted a bridal luncheon there, too; and she would regularly breeze into the Oval Office unannounced to chat with her former mentor ($10 million)

Charlie Dent says Trump a factor in decision to not seek re-election - CNNPolitics - Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania, said Republican candidates facing re-election would have to surpass challenging hurdles, among them Trump's divisive nature

Crime in New York City Plunges to a Level Not Seen Since the 1950s - The New York Times ... even as the police, under Mayor Bill de Blasio, use less deadly force, make fewer arrests and scale back controversial practices like stopping and frisking thousands of people on the streets. (bring back Rudy)


We Asked 615 Men About How They Conduct Themselves at Work - The New York Times -- In a new survey, about a third of men said they had done something at work within the past year that would qualify as objectionable behavior or sexual harassment. (there's your problem, right there +most NYT comments -- they wouldn't be there if they couldn't read -- by men are defensive and indicate they didn't get past the headline)

CNBC director accused of spying on teen nanny with bathroom cam - NY Daily News

BuzzFeed fires White House correspondent after allegations - Business Insider ... Adrian Carrasquillo, has been let go following an investigation into inappropriate comments to a colleague (is on shitty media men list and "innappropriate comments" = "dick pics")

Global editor Howard Fineman is leaving HuffPost - Business Insider - Howard Fineman is leaving HuffPost after seven years. His departure comes as many top figures at the site have left amid a shifting editorial focus ... In recent months, many top figures have left the organization amid an editorial shift to what Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen described as a digital-media tabloid. (they've lost half their traffic, good job VRZ +Business Insider thinks they are worth $99/yr hahah)
Huffington Post'ss new editor seeks new audience -- Trump voter ... New editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen believes that it can. (so, Verizon bought them and rebranded pro-Trump, but it destroyed the site, they could give a fuck - 2/17)
Huffingtonpost.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa - How popular is huffingtonpost.com? (not any more)

Aid-in-dying process not as graceful as Colorado couple imagined - From acquiring medication to waiting for it to take effect, they encounter the unexpected

Modern life too much for you? Maybe a tiny box in the woods is the cure. - The Washington Post

A Woman Allegedly Got Drunk On A First Date And Destroyed Her Date's Fine Art, Including Two Warhol Paintings -- Lindy Lou Layman is accused of tearing down two original Andy Warhol paintings and throwing two sculptures across the room in a $14 million mansion.

Planned Parenthood Closes Abortion Clinic Operating for 18 Years After It Loses Taxpayer Funding | LifeNews.com - LifeNews can report excellent news today from the state of Iowa. There, a Planned Parenthood abortion business that had been killing unborn children for 18 years is closing down. The abortion company blamed the Iowa state legislature for revoking its taxpayer funding as the reason why. (no abortions for women in Iowa)

How a Giant Psychiatric Hospital Company Tried To Spin Us -- And Silence Its Staff A $100,000 crisis PR plan. An employee fired for supposedly speaking to a reporter. Another employee sued for allegedly leaking internal surveillance videos. Inside the war room of America's largest psychiatric hospital chain as it responded to our two-year investigation ... patients who didn't need treatment were being held in order to boost profits. The company -- Universal Health Services, or UHS ... to counter our two-year investigation, which revealed internal surveillance videos of UHS employees choking and dragging patients and which led the state of Oklahoma to investigate a UHS hospital executive for abuse and neglect, and to cut off state funding ... UHS purchased arbourthefacts.com two days after the Boston Globe published an article about failures in care that led to multiple deaths within the Arbour system of hospitals in Massachusetts.

"DELETE UGH" -- In making a deal with Milo Yiannopoulos, Simon & Schuster/Threshold Editions seems to have gotten what it asked for, but not what it wanted.

The Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo Was Taken From a Hot Air Balloon Over Boston in 1860


Reddit user unveils a spam ring and also includes explanations why they are all bots : bestof
What bot accounts on reddit should people know about? : AskReddit
regoapps comments on I legit would live in the house my 11 year old son built in 1 hour in Minecraft.

TIL a wedding photographer was awarded $1,080,000 in a defamation suit when a couple refused to pay for a $125 fee. : todayilearned

Women of Reddit, what do you think is the hardest part of being a man ? : AskReddit

How Fans Invented #Hannie, the Ultimate Social Media Supercouple

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Tesla's enormous battery in Australia, just weeks old, is already responding to outages in 'record' time ... An electric grid consisting of distributed solar panels, paired with a large battery, could prove transformative for some island economies, (PR, etc +HI +in story about energy independence, Russian and oil trolls descend, commenters laugh)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Migratory Bird Program | Conserving America's Birds (cats, not turbines )
Trump is quietly cementing his bird-killing legacy. | New Republic

63 inches of snow in Erie, PA. A new 2 day snowfall record. : pics

Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats - BBC News - Ms Rodriguez accused Brazil of violating the rule of law and Canada of interfering in Venezuela's internal affairs

These Cities Are Suing The Pentagon Over 'Deadly Gaps' In America's Gun-Check System | HuffPost (almost like they don't care how many people get killed ... oh)

U.S. Coaliton: ISIS Is Down to Fewer Than 1,000 Fighters in Iraq, Syria : news (remember Paul Bremer?)

56,000 layoffs and counting: India's IT bloodbath this year may just be the start

World's Wealthiest Became $1 Trillion Richer in 2017 (they stole all the monies)

Israeli transport minister wants to name a new Jerusalem train station after Trump ... Trump called Nazis "some very fine people" yet this Israeli politician wants to name a train station in his honor? The world officially makes no sense.


Putin may be in more trouble than we know - The Washington Post ... Mr. Putin now seeks popular favor with nationalist adventurism, such as the invasion of Ukraine; the election is scheduled for the anniversary of the Crimea annexation.
Russia is accusing the US of 'direct interference' in its elections ... by condemning the decision to bar the opposition candidate Alexei Navalny from running. (just shut up, State Department +hahaha pretty funny)


Obama Warns Social Media Risks Splintering Society | HuffPost - All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the Internet - "One of the dangers of the Internet is that people can have entirely different realities, they can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases." (like being bi-partisan)


Trump Should Pardon Michael Flynn, Who Took 'The Biggest Fall,' Family Says
Eschaton: Loyalty - Never work with Trump. -- President Trump's legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing, according to three people familiar with the strategy.
Seth Abramson on Twitter: "2/ The legal analysis here is underwhelming. YES, it's common to say those who cut deals to save themselves are liars. But NO, it's not common ...

Let Robert Mueller do his job: Smearing Mueller - If Trump is innocent, why the effort to discredit the special counsel's findings?

U.S. Lawmakers Question Businessman At 2016 Trump Tower Meeting | HuffPost - eldest son met with a Russian lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Eschaton: How Does Anything Work - He is so stupid. -- Recently, Trump bemoaned the Republicans' loss in a special election in Alabama and in part blamed Sessions, whose departure from the Senate to head to Justice necessitated the election. (can he fire himself? +good job, idiot America)

Russia Wants Americans to Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn -- Russian meddling in the 2016 election was apparently just the prequel.

Mueller probe outgrows its 'witch hunt' phase -- But now, as Trump prepares to end his first year in office, the witch hunt narrative may have outlived its usefulness ... lawyers Ty Cobb and John Dowd, are pressing Mueller to wind down the investigation and exonerate their client, which they have assured the president will happen by early next year. (fake treason)
Mueller is reportedly zeroing in on the Trump campaign's data operation -- and the RNC (lock all the traitors up, forever)

Trump and the press: 10 questions journalists never thought they'd have to ask | US news | The Guardian - volatile temper and thin skin have prompted many improbable exchanges this year, including questions about neo-Nazis, slavery and morons

A year in Trumpland - Lawyers, Guns & Money
There Will Be No Republican Pivot Against Trump (While He's In Office) - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "deep state" ... (authoritarian assholes love authoritarian assholes)

Mike Huckabee Says Trump Is Like Churchill. Historians Disagree. - The New York Times (Fuckabee)
'Never Trump' Will Be the Only Faction Still Standing When He's Gone (yeah, all five of them, +Trump doesn't care about your fake "majority"

: Impeachment drive builds digital army to take on Trump (Nancy says shut the fuck up)

How to crush Trump - Contrary to the grandiose West Wing delusions of Benjamin Wittes, there will be no grand bipartisan alliance of liberals and honest conservatives to accomplish this. Mainstream Republicans and the conservative movement produced Trump, and they will continue to protect him so they can keep looting the country. Republican lawmakers are the problem. They must be stopped. And there's only one way for liberals to do it: Vote. Win. Govern.

Damn, We Wish We'd Done These 11 Stories -- By FiveThirtyEight


An Explosion Of Small Donations Powered Democratic Wins In Virginia House | HuffPost - Democratic candidates received more than 153,000 donations of $100 or less -- compared to about 7,000 for GOP candidates ... Donations of $100 or less made up 12.2 percent of Democratic House candidates' undraising total, and 2.5 percent of the total for Republican candidates (which means ...)

These "Trump supporters are sticking w Trump" article-supporting editors are sticking w "Trump supporters are sticking w Trump<" articles /a>
Oliver Willis on Twitter: "at a certain point, we have to assume the media is intentionally running these to tell those of us in the blue america to go screw off https://t.co/ujzEAXLC6x"

Atrios on Twitter: "unemployed coal miners didn't put Turmp in office, your rich republican neighbors did. stop it"
There are some very expensive homes outside Boston with Trump signs. Profile these people -- rich, selfish, racists -- they're the true heart of the modern Republican Party.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Retain Most Admired Titles - Barack Obama edges out Donald Trump as most admired man - Hillary Clinton wins narrow victory over Michelle Obama - Clinton has won the past 16 years; Obama the past 10

Sen. Susan Collins: New tax law will benefit hardworking Mainers, not Washington elites - Portland Press Herald - Among the positives are a larger standard deduction, relief for small businesses and an expanded child tax credit. (little Susie lies her ass off, and "tinkles down" on her voters, will Mainers believe her again?)

Breitbart's Disgrace -- In other words, Breitbart facilitated the continued persecution of a credible childhood assault victim for purely political purposes. It subordinated fact-finding to its political agenda. It acted not as a journalist enterprise but as a partisan opposition research firm with a quasi-journalistic platform. (National Review: Republicans fighting with each other)


You can bring guns into the new Tennessee legislative building, but you have to leave 'hand-carried signs and signs on hand sticks' because they "represent a serious safety hazard." (guns, not thoughts)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Terror of the skies since 1995 - The Democrat has developed a reputation for making life hell for any clerk, stewardess, or pilot unwilling or unable to make her three-and-a-half-hour flight anything less than glamorous. She takes advantage of federal travel perks to book multiple flights (only to cancel at the last minute and at no charge). She demands an upgrade to premier seats. She expects, in her words, "like a queen"


How the Era of the Big-Name News Anchor Crashed to an End - Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and Bill O'Reilly's careers ended dramatically this year, mired in scandal. With them, the era of the multimillion-dollar news anchor may also be over. (could you guys use the words male, or men? oh, nevermind)

TIL that Dr Dre has beaten a couple women. Years ago he publicly beat a female reporter at a party while his bodyguard held the crowd back. He also beat his ex girlfriend while they were together. : todayilearned - Beats by Dre ... Missed opportunity for Apple not to call them IBeats. Then again the earplugs are called BeatsX

Man Beats Pregnant Woman and Injected Her With Meth, Police Say : news

Lawsuits: Correctional officers sexually abused inmates | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Three women are suing the West Virginia Division of Corrections and three correctional officers who they say sexually abused them ... jail officals showed 'deliberate indifference" (perk of the job)


California ready to go green with legalization of marijuana in 2018 : news

California regulators to Nestli: Halt unauthorized water diversions : news (4xlegal)


Aid-in-dying process not as graceful as Colorado couple imagined


A German nursing home tries a novel form of dementia therapy: re-creating a vanished era for its patients - The Washington Post


Price of 40-year-old cancer drug hiked 1,400% by new owners : news (Make Ameerica Dead Again)

TIL that scientists found a drug called Tideglusib that can repair cavities by re-growing teeth : todayilearned

If two identical twins produced an offspring (gross), would the offspring be some kind of genetic clone? : askscience

New study reveals that the majority of the anti-vaccination movement on Facebook is female and that the comment networks exhibit 'small world' characteristics : science (thinking is hard for girls)

[Serious] People who have personally survived cancer, what was the worst part you experienced between diagnosis and remission? : AskReddit

Trump's Mental Health -- Is It Morally Permissible for Psychiatrists to Comment?

What's a sensation that you're unsure if other people experience? : AskReddit
[NSFW] What is the strangest thing you've walked in on someone doing? : AskReddit
What is something about the opposite sex that you envy? : AskReddit - Women have way better sex toys ... When a girl buys a vibrator it's seen as a bit of naughty fun but when a guys buys a 240 volt FuckMaster 5000 pro blow-up latex doll with 6 speed pulsating vagina, elasticized anus with a non-drip semen collection tray and a suction mouth piece he is called a pervert.
What is something that you and your SO will never agree upon? : AskReddit


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Snow emergency declared in Erie | Snow emergency declared in Erie - 53 Inches in the Past 48 Hours : news
In Central Texas Where Wind Power Means Jobs, Climate Talk Is Beside the Point | InsideClimate News - Wind turbines bring jobs, tax dollars for new schools, income security for farmers and energy independence. To these Texans, climate change has little to do with it. (so they still vote Trump so they can make money off the Chinese hoax) Nearly three-quarters of Nolan County voters who showed up in November 2016 voted for Donald Trump, who has been more outspoken about reviving the dying American coal industry than about supporting the flourishing wind sector.


In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS - The New York Times

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media - The New York Times (meanwhile, in War-on-Drugs Corruptico)


Eschaton: Lost - Oopsie. Just a little mistake. Not intentional so stop saying that -- Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th-century British history have vanished after civil servants removed them from the country's National Archives and then reported them as lost.

Government admits 'losing' thousands of papers from National Archives | UK news | The Guardian - Documents on the Falklands, Northern Ireland's Troubles, and the infamous Zinoviev letter among those 'misplaced' leaving historians suspicious (conservatives always delete the history they are so proud of)

[last lines]James Hacker: How am I going to explain the missing documents to "The Mail"?Sir Humphrey Appleby: Well, this is what we normally do in circumstnces like these.James Hacker: [reads memo] This file contains the complete set of papers, except for a number of secret documents, a few others which are part of still active files, some correspondence lost in the floods of 1967...James Hacker: Was 1967 a particularly bad winter?Sir Humphrey Appleby: No, a marvellous winter. We lost no end of embarrassing files.James Hacker: [reads] Some records which went astray in the move to London and others when the War Office was incorporated in the Ministry of Defence, and the normal withdrawal of papers whose publication could give grounds for an action for libel or breach of confidence or cause embarrassment to friendly governments.James Hacker: That's pretty comprehensive. How many does that normally leave for them to look at?James Hacker: How many does it actually leave? About a hundred?... Fifty?... Ten?... Five?... Four?... Three?... Two?... One?... *Zero?*Sir Humphrey Appleby: Yes, Minister.

Government pleads with Prince Harry not to invite Barack Obama to his wedding - The property billionaire does not hide his loathing of Mr Obama and is expected to be enraged if his predecessor gets the coveted call up when he won't (they don't like the orange turd)


Homeland Security Increasingly Means Putting Agents Outside the Homeland - The New York Times (oh, look, a whole new military where they own your country already) )

With Net Neutrality Dead, Proposed Bill Promises Internet "Fast Lanes" - It's pay to browse fast in the post-net neutrality age -- Tennessee Republican touts that this bill will prevent blocking and throttling of legal web content ("legal" = pro=Trumpkins)

Embattled FBI admits it can't verify dossier claims of Russia, Trump campaign collusion (can't say it isn't all true, either)
Trump's claims he's boosting U.S. influence, but many foreign leaders see America in retreat (Putin's orders while China plays them both)
Trump has brought U.S. to the brink of historic break with Europe

Russia is going to attack our next election. The Trump administration may not even try to stop it. - The Washington Post
10 times the intel community violated the trust of US citizens, lawmakers and allies | TheHill (Barry was so focused on spying on Americans he didn't think Russian spies were a problem)

Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence (Obama and and Hillary and Soros deleted his account ahead of a "blockbuster story")
monkeybiziu comments on Report: Kremlin Troll Wrote for Far-Left U.S. Sites
Russia never stopped its cyberattacks on the United States - The Washington Post (thanks, Barry, you did a great job)

New York's Attorney General in Battle With Trump ... "The biggest threat to New Yorkers right now is the federal government, so we're responding to it"

GOP lawmaker calls for 'purge' of FBI ... Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) ... warning of "deep state" figures at work in the agency. (all 5 democrats must go, sounding a lot like Russia aren't we?)
The Trump-True GOP (their basic authoritarian roots, bow down to the orange god-emperor)


Trump's first year was even worse than feared
Where is Trump's Cabinet? It's anybody's guess. -- Agency heads are carrying out the Trump administration's agenda largely in secret, in many cases shielding their schedules from public view. (like a true autocrat)

America Is Not Yet Lost - The New York Times - Krugman
Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose - The New York Times (haha suckers)

President Trump Spent Nearly One-Third of First Year in Office at Trump-Owned Properties - WSJ - Unlike his predecessors, president traveled frequently to places he owns but where others pay to stay (hahaha suckers)


What happens when Trump targets you on Twitter - Five Americans named by the president on social media talk about the unexpected fallout in their real lives. (genocidal Dershofuck got op-eds and tv appearances)

Democrat Shelly Simonds to file court challenge over disputed ballot in tied Virginia House of Delegates race - The Washington Post

California governor pardons immigrants facing deportation : news

Democrat running for Congress indicted in $803G fraud, embezzlement case | Fox News - Prosecutors said Brown received about $803,000 via her nonprofit organization as a participant in a U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program. ("irregularities")

Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming - The Washington Post - "resource curse" in which natural-resource wealth actually harms developing countries because it crowds out important long-term investments in infrastructure, education and industrialization ... The Boise metro area alone is home to more people than in all of Wyoming. (and they still get 2 senators) ... The population of Wyoming is 585,000. By comparison, DC has 681,000. (and DC gets 0 senators)


Inspector general says mishandling of sexual harassment complaints at Justice Department is a 'systemic problem' (and you can guess why)

The Reckoning: more than 100 power brokers have been accused of sexual misconduct
How the legal system fails victims of sexual harassment - Vox - Federal judges have developed a narrow view of what behavior is bad enough to be illegal. (judges don't think men rubbing their genitals against you is sexual harasssment)


Justine Damond death: Police remove white nationalist memorial - BBC News - Minneapolis police have removed a memorial created by a white nationalist group to honour an Australian woman killed by a Somali-American officer.
Justine Damond death: Police remove white nationalist memorial : news ... Still no charges filed? Seriously? This is the dude who shoved his gun across his partner's nose and blasted an unarmed woman walking over to speak to them, right? (they were "startled" by her walking over)

Washington Post scion kills self like publisher dad | New York Post - William Graham, 69, died Dec. 20 at his home in Los Angeles, according to an obituary in the Washington Post, which quoted his brother Donald as saying the cause was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

People couldn't believe two dogs killed their owner. So the sheriff described the horror.


New York City's electric bike delivery workers face crackdown | US news | The Guardian - Under city law, the bikes are legal to own and sell, but riding them on the street can lead to a fine of up to $500.

Prostate stimulation delivers man into the hell of unstoppable orgasms | New York Post - The scientists discovered that regularly massaging the "male G spogt" can actually rewire the brain ... It has proved difficult to stop experiencing these orgasms and "unwire" himself back to normal

The 2017 Boston-area restaurant awards - The Boston Globe

WSU anthropologist proves Arkansas City site was lost city of Etzanoa | The Wichita Eagle

For the first time in history, astronomers have witnessed a supermassive black hole actively shaping its environment, a new paper published in The Astrophysical Journal reports. : science

Calcium and vitamin D supplements may not protect against bone fractures - The Washington Post


What makes you secretly go, "yeash, good luck with that?" ... "Love is not something you find. It's something you build."
Hilarious shirt my son received : funny

Big Tech: The New Predatory Capitalism - The tech giants are menacing democracy, privacy, and competition. Can they be housebroken? ... Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft (zuckerfucked by the libertarian techbros)

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This Day in Labor History: December 25, 1831 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On December 25, 1831, the Baptist Rebellion began in Jamaica. This slave rebellion of up to 60,000 people, put down over the next couple of weeks, also was the final straw that moved the United Kingdom toward outlawing slavery in its colonies.
That's super: Seriously, this whole it's OK to say Merry Christmas again nonsense is in its own small way a perfect encapsulation of how Donald Trump pollutes everything he touches or looks at or references.


Saudi Arabia Pressured Lebanese Prime Minister To Resign: Report | HuffPost - The high-stakes gambit backfired amid international uproar.

Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president

Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia - The New York Times ... stripped of his cellphones, separated from all but one of his usual cluster of bodyguards, and shoved and insulted by Saudi security officers. Then came the ultimate indignity: He was handed a prewritten resignation speech and forced to read it on Saudi television. This, it seemed, was the real reason he had been beckoned to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a day earlier: to resign under pressure and publicly blame Iran, as if he were an employee and not a sovereign leader ... When asked, one of them said, Mr. Hariri just looked down at the table and said it was worse than they knew. (Saudi price string-pulling looked very bad)

Julian Assange's official Twitter account not appearing : news (redddit is aware of Russian bots and Red Julian +Mueller is on the case)
Block Scanning Resources - BeamStat -- wikileaks

Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options - The Washington Post (but float-above-it-all Barry decided he couldn't look partisan against Russia)

Sally Yates: Watch out for ghosts at Mar-a-Lago | TheHill ... a relatively rare tweet for Yates, who has only 14 published tweets on her account.

AfricanRoboticsTeam comments on Trump 'dossier' firm: Republicans leaked bank records in retaliation (traitor Nunes and the Azores)



'I hope I can quit working in a few years' : A preview of the U.S. without pensions ... In 1950, a 65-year-old man could be expected to reach age 78, on average. Today, that -65-year-old is expected to live beyond 84. The extended life expectancy means pension plans must pay out substantially longer than they once did ... But today, only about 24 percent of workers at midsize and large companies have pension coverage (old white people, who did they vote for?)

TIL That the vast majority of meth labs in the U.S. are located in the Midwest, with Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee home to as many labs as the rest of the U.S. combined : todayilearned
DEA.gov: National Clandestine Laboratory Register (methlabs in your town)



Federal agency reports show 'continuum of harm' from sexual misconduct ... sexual harassment is a gateway offense to more serious transgressions. The studies indicate that more than a third of male service members surveyed considered sexual assault part of hazing; victims of sexual harassment or gender discrimination suffered higher rates of sexual assault; and about one-third of service members who were sexually assaulted were first sexually harassed by the offender ... "people are more likely to engage in problematic behaviors, such as sexual harassment, if that person perceives that peers and leaders condone those actions."


Conductor Dutoit denies sexual misconduct allegations - The Washington Post - Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit on Saturday denied serious accusations of sexual misconduct that have caused major symphonies in Europe, Australia and the United States to suspend relationships with him ... The 81-year-old Dutoit is artistic director and principal conductor at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London


Jessica Chastain Responds To Criticism Over All-White Magazine Cover | HuffPost - The industry needs to become more inclusive in its storytelling ... "Then why did you accept the cover? Honestly? If not you, then who? Who will stop this?"

Marilyn Manson to #MeToo movement: Say it to police, not to the press

OkCupid is making changes to stay relevant in the Tinder era. But not everyone is happy with them. - The Washington Post



Should White Supremacists Be Allowed To Practice Law? | HuffPost - he legal profession is supposed to weed out people who aren't morally fit to be lawyers. But they let neo-Nazis in.

Forced out over sex, drugs and other infractions, fired officers find work in other departments - The Washington Post (serial perps, so we need a national bad-cop registry database, it's not that hard)

Police Say Man Has Raped 12 Prostitutes At Gunpoint In 3 Years : news
Arkansas man tells girl he raped from ages 4 to 12 to get over it, police say


People with a greater sense of entitlement are less likely to follow instructions than less entitled people are, because they view the instructions as an unfair imposition on them, finds new research in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. : science

How do you feel about legalizing euthansia for anybody who wants it? : AskReddit

What is the best question to break a 10 year old's mind? : AskReddit
Guys that stuck their dick in crazy regardless of warnings, what happened next? : AskReddit
Redditors, what screams "I'm educated, but not smart"? : AskReddit
What's the best sex advice you ever got and from whom? : AskReddit - If you look hungry, you're going to starve. Told to me by my older cousin when I started college
How to give cunnilingus (aka eating pussy). TAKE NOTES! - Pornhub.com


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Maria's Bodies -- The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina (Trump fiddled as PR died)

North Korea flooded with illicit information carried by hydrogen balloons as tensions escalate : news


Man raped in Canterbury city centre park - BBC News : news
Male Survivor

For Britain's tweed-and-shotgun set, 'It's warfare.' Over a bird on the moors. The British care deeply about animal protection and the environment, and to see half a million birds shot out of the sky each year for sport? ... In all, about 40 people would serve the nine Guns. Then add the inns, pubs, gun shops, tweed tailors and Land Rover dealerships (the Lords at play, supporting the local economy)


Judge Sides With ACLU, Ruling American Detainee In Iraq Has Right To Lawyer : news

Exactly how cruel is Homeland Security? - The Washington Post (very, but more under Trump)

Trump ratchets up feud with FBI | TheHill
FBI investigates Russian-linked Cyprus bank accused of money laundering | World news | The Guardian - Request for financial information may be connected to inquiries into possible conspiracy between Trump and Kremlin
No longer a 'lonely battle' : How the campaign against the Mueller probe has taken hold (rightwing authoritarian machine ramps up)
'Trump fears them': Former officials defend FBI leaders swept up in the Trump-Russia firestorm

Yes, Virginia, there is a Crisis of Democracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Out of chaos, Trump reshapes immigration - The Boston Globe - More than 2,500 were from Afghanistan, a terrorist haven, the president complained. Haiti .. "they all have AIDS" Nigerians ... "would never go back to their huts" (racist fucking asshole pres elected by racist fucking assholes)
The Election of Donald Trump Was the Defeat of IDENTITY POLITICS - Lawyers, Guns & Money - not even surprising to hear nakedly racist statements from the President of the United States:
Despite White House denial, some find Trump's comments about black immigrants believable ("some" = almost everyone)

Trump tells Mar-a-Lago guests: "You all just got a lot richer"
How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas To Promote White Nationalism

The backlash Trump is creating may be the hugest one ever! - The Washington Post


Bomb Squad Responds After Gift-Wrapped Horse Manure Sent to Steve Mnuchin's Home

Departing GOP lawmakers warn that their party could lose majorities in 2018 - The Washington Post

U.S. Ambassador Apologizes After Denying Own Comments, Then Lying About Denial | HuffPost

The color purple: How millennials and Gen X after electing Doug Jones could change a red state | AL.com (old racist Republican fuckers dying off)
Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws - The New York Times -- in which registered black voters appeared to cast ballots at a higher rate than white ones, has become the most recent reference point in the complicated picture about race and elections laws ("complicated" means some people say voter suppression works but opinions differ)

growing political divide leaves rural communities feeling forgotten and voiceless -- A political transformation in Colorado is exacerbating the tension in elections and at the Capitol ... The leaders in this part of the state held a referendum in 2013 on whether to secede and form a 51st state (and entitled Trumpsters voted against MJ so they could be proudly screw themselves)

Ta-Nehisi Coates v Cornel West: black academics and activists give their verdict | Opinion | The Guardian


No, naming and shaming sexual offenders doesn't always help ... comment: "According to Naomi Wolf, speaking on Smerconish, 1/3 of child victims are boys. About 40% of those are attacked by women."

Press Forward - Posts - STATEMENT from ten victims of Mark Halperin?, including Dianna Pierce Burgess, Katie Glenn, Dianna May, Ella Spektor McManus, Emily Miller and Lara Setrakian ... Ms. Brezinski and her cohost, Joe Scarborough, have a long-standing personal friendship with Mark Halperin which appears to be shaping their position on his case.

In California, harassment scandals roil ruling Democrats - POLITICO - Resignations and turmoil are upending 2018 plans.

ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes resigns amid misconduct investigation - The Washington Post ... most popular and distinguished principal dancers, abruptly resigned amid an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Lobbyist says Daniel McComas, Roy Cooper appointee, pulled her by ponytail | News & Observer (Republican)

Former Texas Congressman says he was abused at boys ranch : news

Forty years of sex and gender in the wilds of New York - The Washington Post


Police: Ohio postal worker facing dismissal kills 2 bosses - ABC News - Twenty-four-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, was naked during both slayings Saturday morning inside the Dublin post office and at an apartment complex in nearby Columbus, police said.

Utah blogger known for posting Mormon theology tinged with alt-right themes apparently booted from Twitter : news
Utah blogger known for posting Mormon theology tinged with alt-right themes apparently booted from Twitter - The Salt Lake Tribune - Ayla Stewart, "Wife with a Purpose"

Mormon mogul eyes small-town Vermont for vast, futuristic development - The Boston Globe - And forget government by town meeting. Each village would answer to a hierarchy akin to the Mormon model. (millions living in 200 sqft houses, with robot furniture, right)

Eschaton: Peak Stupid - Do people who write these things live in this world? I mean, my bus doesn't always come when it is supposed to but at least it doesn't make pit stops. ("UberFree" free rides if you spend 15 minutes in a participating store)


In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship? - The New York Times



Does the force of gravity travel at c? : askscience

After studying 129 countries, academics discovered that the majority of people become more interested in sex and pornography around religious festivals. : science

Diet rich in apples, tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, according to a study from Johns Hopkins. : science
We left our 15 year old daughter to decorate the Gingerbread People. : funny

What did you do as a kid that formed bad habits as an adult? : AskReddit
What sucks about being a dude? : AskReddit
What was your worst consensual sexual experience? : AskReddit


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Climate Change Could Trigger More Volcanic Eruptions, Study Finds | HuffPost - a lot more volcanic activity in areas of the world where glaciers and volcanoes interact (see, you melt the volcano plug, it erupts in your face)

Thomas fire becomes largest wildfire in California's history

Texas Attorney General Says It's Fine To Carry Loaded Guns Into Churches | HuffPost - Attorney General Ken Paxton has been calling for more people to bring guns into houses of worship. (fake cowboys want carnage in the pews)

Victor Cha on Twitter: "Limited Strikes on North Korea Are Past Due | U.S. Naval Institute (meanwhile, in armageddon, the war guys are salivating)

More Than 100 Dead In Philippine Mudslides And Flash Flooding | HuffPost - Dozens of people are also missing after a tropical storm struck.

Coptic diocese says hundreds attack church in Egypt - Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country's Christian minority

At least 10,000 people died in Tiananmen Square massacre, secret British cable from the time alleged : news

'I'm Struggling to Survive': For Rohingya Women, Abuse Continues in Camps


SkynetJusticeWarri0r comments on Aroused by the constant sharing of "pedo art" on r/conspiracy, top mind shares his own explicit amateur "pizza" implicating himself and the entire sub as a major distributor of child exploitation material. (analysis of the pizzagate projection and its foundation in stupidity +Trump is the perv behind the screen)


How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda -- Some of unit's clients stifle opposition, stoke extremism. (Zuck is selling propaganda tools to undermine democracy and zuckerfuck the country)

Large police response in Harrisburg City - Harrisburg gunman had ties to Middle East; Authorities ask anyone with information to call 911 -- Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51. (allahu fuckbar)


Now we know why Republicans are attacking the FBI - The Washington Post - Republicans are desperate to distract from the Russia investigation and undermine the credibility of the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller's investigation. This truth was laid bare when we learned last evening that a group of Republicans have been secretly meeting for months for just that purpose. (Republicans are the new Russians)
Top FBI official linked to reporter who broke Trump dossier story - politico - James Baker ... was in touch with David Corn of Mother Jones in the fall of 2016

Facing Republican attacks, FBI's s deputy director plans to retire early next year
Trump's angry tweets about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, explained Andrew McCabe is at the center of a political firestorm over alleged anti-Trump bias at the FBI. (he will rebrand it as the TBI)

Republican Party Bows to Trump, Completely, to the Mad King, Does His Russia Bidding - now running interference in the Russia probe and kissing the Trumpian ring. (party of Satan are all 100% traitors) ... uranium one ... (Here I would like once again to congratulate The New York Times for getting into bed with Bannonite apparatchik Peter Schweitzer, whose book-like product, Clinton Cash, jump-started all of this nonsense.) (Dean Baquet says NYT only does the most beautiful journalism)


Trump visited his properties over 100 times this year - CNNPolitics (Golfer-in-Chief)

Appeals court rules against Trump travel ban 3.0 - POLITICO - won't have immediate effect due to Supreme Court stay.

Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda - The New York Times - The changes have had far-reaching consequences, both for the immigrants who have sought to make a new home in this country and for America' s image in the world
Today in American Ethnic Cleansing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Another day, another horrifying story from our fascist agency of ethnic cleansing known as Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Murder Convictions Overturned, Two Men Are Immediately Seized By ICE - who claim they were coerced by a disgraced Chicago police detective into confessing to crimes they didn't commit. But before they could be set free, immigration agents arrested them. (in the fascist state of Trumpistan)

Judge Orders Trump's Voter Fraud Panel To Hand Over Documents To Democratic Member | HuffPost - The decision was a loss for the commission, whose leader dismissed the suit as "baseless and paranoid" (Ken Kobach, satangelical)

Eschaton: Both Sides - The myth of the last several decades is that bothsides wanted similar outcomes, but they just disagreed about the way to get there. Evil socialist communist liberals thought that big government was the answer, and hot sexy randian conservatives thought the private sector was the answer, but but both, ultimately, thought that the welfare of all human beings was important. This was bullshit ... That rich people should get all the welfare won. Heckuva job, opinion shapers. (+Hecate_Demetersdatter thinks Atrios is a berniebro, didn't condemn Ugyar enough for stuff he did before Atrios had a blog even)

Republicans, fearing midterm disaster, seek course correction | TheHill (McConnell will go all bi-partisan hahaha)
The next special election that could portend a Democratic wave - POLITICO - Republicans are bracing for a potentially competitive special election in a usually reliable part of Pennsylvania ... The congressional seat left vacant by ex-Rep. Tim Murphy, an anti-abortion Republican who allegedly encouraged a lover to terminate a pregnancy (will they vote for another lying asshole?)

Carter Page: I Can Haz Dissertation, Plz? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Republican with fake brain)

Bundy mistrial draws Sessions probe, calls for broad review - ABC News - Nevada has been without a top federal prosecutor since March, when Sessions, President Donald Trump's appointee, sought the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys remaining from Barack Obama's administration

Judge who tossed out Virginia delegate candidate's one-vote win was supported by her GOP opponent ... eportedly has a conflict of interest. (their "interests" are lie cheat and steal)

Past Debates Echo in Split Between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates - The New York Times
Ta-Nehisi Coates Deletes Twitter Account Amid Feud With Cornel West - The New York Times
jelani cobb on Twitter: "2. And also, given what I do for a living and the necessity of intellectual engagement I should say up front that no one is above critique. https://t.co/grjOLWCdGf"
Five Takeaways From a Year of Talking About Race - The New York Times


What Happens When You Report Sexual Harassment? - The New York Times - For many women, it's a complicated maze that can cost them their careers and leave them with long-term emotional scars. Here are some of their stories.

Twitter Skewers Los Angeles Times -- and Stars -- For All-White Actress Cover - "change the way many stories are told" -- "If you're a white woman and someone asks you to pose for a magazine cover with only other white women, YOU SAY NO." ... Chastain, Robbie, Kruger, Ronan, Bening, Winslet ... Except for Chastain, all are blond. (#apparentlynotyoutoo)
scott poulson-bryant on Twitter: "i guess the redhead is the diversity offering? hey, @LATimes, i can think of one way that we can "change the way many stories are told"... look up irony in the dictionary before you write your cover lines (LAT only interested in white mostly blond womens' stories)

At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment - The New York Times - A media company built on subversion and outlandishness -- was unable to create "a safe and inclusive workplace" or women, two of its founders acknowledge.
New York Times Publishes Investigation Into Vice Media's Sexual Misconduct Problem
Vice Media Admits 'We Failed' to Curb Sexual Harassment at Company ... Over 20 women were subject to or witnessed other employees experiencing sexual harassment

Miss America CEO and Board Chair Resign Under Pressure Amid Scandal | HuffPost - Email messages sent by CEO Sam Haskell contained misogynistic language. -- embattled CEO Sam Haskell has resigned. Josh Randle, president and COO of the organization, has also tendered his resignation. Board chair Lynn Weidner who sent emails that were the source of controversy has also resigned. (Lynn has a nice boob job)

Paul Farhi on Twitter: "Just got this: Ten women who have accused Mark Halperin of sexual misconduct send statement to @msnbc rebutting @morningmika's comments this morning about Halperin: (clueless blond white woman)
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski apologizes for remarks about Mark Halperin victims - Dec. 22, 2017 (Mika and Jerkoff are bffs but she had to crawl that one back)

Trump-supporting singer claims Lewandowski slapped her butt at recent party - POLITICO - Joy Villa, who wore a MAGA dress to the Grammys (Corey looks like an animatronic fake human)

Nobel laureate will step down from leading embattled Salk Institute | Science | AAAS - The unexpected news comes as Salk faces gender discrimination lawsuits from three veteran female scientists and Blackburn herself has been challenged for not moving quickly enough to change what one plaintiff's suite called an "old boys club" at the renowned research institute.


Body camera video: Topeka man beaten, wrongly arrested | The Kansas City Star - The city of Topeka has paid more than $400,000 in settlements related to police activity since 2010, according to Ganieany.
A Kansas man was beaten, arrested and convicted. This bodycam footage cleared his name : news

Missouri youth pastor is charged with five counts of child molestation : news
Escaped inmate with skull-face tattoo found in California | Fox News


A Victorian mother has lost a legal bid to stop her three children from receiving vaccinations for measles. : news - Under Victoria's "no jab no play" laws, children who are not fully vaccinated cannot go to child care.

Eschaton: I Might Ride That To The Airport Or The Baseball Game - This is right. -- Many poor transit investments have arisen from a too-small group of fortunate people assuming that everyone shares their tastes and priorities. They forget that to be elite is to be a minority, and it makes no business sense to design transit around elite tastes if what you really want are lots and lots of riders. -- but transit decisions are driven by people who imagine riding transit is something they would do occasionally in certain circumstances, instead of by/for people who use it every day.


Debunking Myths About Estrangement -- New research challenges the deeply held notion that family relationships can't be dissolved and suggests that estrangement is not all that uncommon. ("deeply held?" up to 20% reported that another relative or they themselves were no longer in contact with family.)


One serving of leafy greens a day may slow brain aging by 11 years, according to a study published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. : science

Why are so many mathematical constants irrational? : askscience

People who believe businesses should be able to deny services to same-sex couples aren't necessarily citing religious reasons for discriminating. Many believe they should be able to deny services to anyone -- even though that violates civil rights laws that protect certain classes of people. (straight white men don't need civil rights)

An old drug for alcoholism finds new life as cancer treatment : science (Antabuse)

A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory? - The New York Times (NYT bringing back D.A.R.E to be stupid)


TIL that Phenylephrine, the nasal decongestant that replaced pseudoephedrine in OTC cold medicine, was shown to be ineffective vs placebo at up to 4X the recommended dose, and was not well tolerated starting at 4X the recommended dose. : todayilearned

Two heterosexual Irish men marry to avoid inheritance tax on house : news
Men of Reddit, what have you learned from living with women that you had no idea about before? : AskReddit
Bad Women's Anatomy: Sure I know!
Ladies, what's your best/worst story of a man being clueless about sex? : AskReddit
I Love You Guys: The Effects of Smoking Toad Venom : videos
Turns out bug spray and meth don't mix : WTF
ELI5: How does the body separates water from stomach acid? : explainlikeimfive

AT&T Lays Off Up to 1400 Employees Just Before Christmas : technology

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E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency's , Are Leaving in Droves (we don't need no steenking environment)


Top Marine general: 'There's a war coming' (of course there is, as the necromongers salivate)
War!?!?!?!?!? - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Russian submarines are prowling around vital undersea cables. It

The-Autarkh comments on Putin's First Year in the White House -- Welcome to the Confederate Oblasts of Trumpistan, a banana republic and Russian client state.

Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump
Eschaton: What Are We Going To Do, Bomb Them All? - Nikki Haley tried to threaten ALL the countries at the UN and the vote was a squeaker. -- The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly rejected the Trump administration's decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. By a lopsided 128-9 vote
Nikki Haley, the Trump administration's breakout star - Jeff Jacoby - Boston Globe (comments in general good, but one:) "You go, Ms Haley! Somewhere Von Ribbentrop is smiling, along with Putin, at an Indian-American US Ambassador threatening the whole world (including the UK, France, and Japan) in defense of a racist right-wing Israeli government because a racist German-American president owned by the Russians told her to do so. Can life become any more surreal?"
Former CIA Director Brennan Rips Trump's 'Narcissistic, Vengeful' Behavior On UN Vote | HuffPost -- "He expects blind loyalty and subservience from everyone" (bow down before supreme god-emperor Trump)

'The World's Biggest Terrorist Has a Pikachu Bedspread' Not every leaker is an ideological combatant like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. Reality Winner may be the unlikeliest of all

US ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as 'fake news' - Dat woord heb ik niet gebruikt. -Nee? -- denied ever saying that there were no-go zones in the Netherland (fucking Hoekstra and fake people lie constantly)
Reason to believe - Lawyers, Guns & Money

FBI: Man planned Christmas terror attack for SF's Pier 39 -- The FBI arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, who is a tow truck driver and lives in Modesto. According to a handwritten letter obtained by the FBI, Jameson also referred to himself as Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon.


Warner sees fire in Russia probe; wants Kushner, Trump Jr. to face senators - Axios
Former US attorneys, GOP officials come to Mueller's defense -- More than 40 former U.S. attorneys and Republican and conservative officials are pushing back against efforts to discredit the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Bannon and Lewandowski Are Asked to Testify to House Russia Investigators - Bloomberg

Prosecutors Said to Seek Kushner Records From Deutsche Bank - The New York Times

Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

Trump bucks White House tradition by skipping end-of-year presser - Dec. 22, 2017

Sessions rescinds Justice Dept. letter asking courts to be wary of stiff fines and fees for poor defendants - The Washington Post (lock up the poors and spend more money on prisons than helping them would have cost; evil elf strikes again)

'It's 'very gold': The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover (reads like a parody but isn't +eliminates E Pluribus Unum)
Presidential Coinage in a Fascist Age - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The White House knows the midterm election will probably be bad. Behind the scenes, top aides are scrambling to avoid the worst.
Trump advisers vent frustrations about 2018 strategy as president listens - The Washington Post -- The gathering saw tempers flare as aides vented their frustrations with electoral defeats this year and concerns about the 2018 political map.
Dispute Over Political Strategy Erupts Inside the White House - The New York Times

Eschaton: Not Quite Rich Enough - One "good" thing about likely media coverage of the tax bill going forward (and some of it now) is that our media loves to talk about the lifestyles of the "not quite rich enough." You know, living in New York on "only" $400,000 per year. That kind of thing. That's because they're talking about themselves and their friends ... Who cares about the poors, why can't I fully deduct my $30,000 in property taxes???


55 Ways Donald Trump Structurally Changed America in 2017 - These are the concrete actions his administration has taken to alter how the country works. (making sure it doesn't work except for him and the riches)

More than 4 in 5 enrolled in 'Obamacare' are in Trump states (suckers ... oh, hello, Susie)


Once again, Ivanka Trump shows off her cluelessness - The Washington Post - a walking advertisement for the danger of nepotism, an exemplar of class privilege and a perfect representative for Republican know-nothingism. She was supposed to be the brains of the family and the moral ballast; instead, she's a self-righteous enabler.

Ex-Trump adviser Carter Page accused academics who twice failed his PhD of bias | World news | The Guardian - Page's 'verbose' and 'vague' thesis was failed twice at University of London -- Compared treatment to Russian oligarch sent to Siberian prison by Putin (sounds like Gorka)

Allegations of Racial Bias and Illegal Campaign Activity at a Conservative Nonprofit That Seeks to Transform College Campuses | The New Yorker - Turning Point USA, a conservative nonprofit

Obamacare Sign-ups at High Levels Despite Trump Saying It's 'Imploding'

Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Rollback On Contraceptive Coverage | HuffPost (let's have more unwanted babies so we can put you in jail for having an abortion if you can ever find a clinic to do one)


Tennessee lawmakers to allow guns but prohibit 'hand-carried signs'; in new building (so they can shoot the 'bad guy with a sign')

Why I started saying 'reality-based press' in 2017 instead of 'mainstream media' ("lamestream media" - Palin mainstreamed fake news)


Opioid Deaths Are Spreading Rapidly Into Black America - The New York Times (the white disease killing black people +Cape Cod is opioid death land)


Eschaton: I Might Ride That To The Airport Or The Baseball Game - Many poor transit investments have arisen from a too-small group of fortunate people assuming that everyone shares their tastes and priorities. They forget that to be elite is to be a minority, and it makes no business sense to design transit around elite tastes if what you really want are lots and lots of riders ... but transit decisions are driven by people who imagine riding transit is something they would do occasionally in certain circumstances, instead of by/for people who use it every day. (elite riches always know what's best for you)


What is wrong with these people? The important thing is Mark Halperin's feefees, apparently ... If his accusers are telling the truth, and he says they're lying, he's defaming them. Abusing them again. They're supposed to have coffee with him? Fuck you, Mika. The brains of elites are broken. (Morning Jerks)
Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski chastises Mark Halperin's sexual harassment victims for not wanting to see him so he can apologize.

Several Women Accuse Progressive Media Executive Don Hazen Of Sexual Harassment | HuffPost - One journalist told HuffPost that Hazen mimicked his favorite sex act while having lunch with employees.

Women At The New York Times Feel Neglected, Frustrated As Paper Stands By Glenn Thrush | HuffPost - "punishment" only makes their own issues more plain to see, and the internal data backs them up

Louis C.K. Is No Longer A 'Sweaty Horrifying' Monster In Disney Cartoon | HuffPost

Internal correspondence reveals name-calling, slut-shaming and fat-shaming in emails between the Miss America CEO, board members and a pageant writer.

The people she told: How bystanders grappled -- or didn't -- with a story of sexual harassment -- the woman says she told and retold the story about her bizarre and violent encounter with Mark Halperin, the longtime political director for ABC News, cable pundit and best-selling author, whenever his name came up ... Another person she said she informed was John Heilemann ... Heilemann intensified his professional relationship with Halperin; they went on to earn millions of dollars ... (another convienient memory loss by an enabler)

Jimmy Choo's 'Tone Deaf' Ad Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons | HuffPost "Nothing says 'buy me' like harassment."
Why men sexually harass women - The Washington Post

Mark Schwahn Fired From E!'s "The Royals' Amid Harassment Allegations -- The showrunner has been accused of sexual harassment by the cast of his current show as well as the one that put him on the map, 'One Tree Hill' (looks the part)

Renowned Conductor Charles Dutoit Accused of Sexual Misconduct | Hollywood Reporter - Four women say that the two-time Grammy winner sexually assaulted them between 1985 and 2010 ... physically restraining them, forcing his body against theirs, sometimes thrusting his tongue into their mouths, and in one case, sticking one of their hands down his pants.

Men, hush now. Let us womansplain it to you

'Young Turks' Founder Cenk Uygur Apologizes for 'Ugly,' 'Insensitive' Old Blog Posts -- Liberal host once wrote that women are genetically "flawed" because they don't want to have sex often enough ... Rule 1: There must be some serious making out by the third date. If I haven't felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer ... Rule 2: There must be orgasm by the fifth date (18 yrs ago when he was a conservative asshole)

Harvey Weinstein's Ex Wants Remaining $5 Million in Child Support in Case He Goes Broke : news


A note to Globe readers about our sexual harassment coverage - The Boston Globe

How BSO conductor Karl Muck landed in trouble because of the national anthem - The Boston Globe -- Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you've never heard of

James Rosen Out at Fox News | TVNewser - without providing further detail.


Papa John Is Cooked, Founder John Schnatter Steps Down as CEO of Pizza Chain - Exit as chairman comes after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players

Remodeling contractor hired a hit man to kill homeowner. The hit man was a cop (with a video camera). - The Washington Post

Popular Texas blogger scooped police on a story. They charged her with 2 felonies and searched her phone records. : news
Grand Rapids police clears cops who cuffed girl at gunpoint (they felt threatened)
Grand Rapids police open inquiry after officer points gun at girl, 11 - officers pointed their guns at an 11-year-old girl then handcuffed and searched her ... The description of the suspect at the time was a 40-year-old woman.
ACLU Wants Child Porn Charges Against 14-Year-Old Who Sent Selfie Dropped : news ...
`ACLU Wants Child Porn Charges Against 14-Year-Old Who Sent Selfie Dropped | KSTP.com - The 14-year-old girl, whom KSTP is not identifying, was charged after prosecutors said she sent an sexually-explicit selfie to a boy at her school through the social media app, Snapchat.

Homeless Man Comes to Rescue of Columbia Police Officer | wltx.com
4-Month-Old Attacked By Raccoon Inside Home + CBS Philly


Woman stabbed in Back Bay during apparent road rage incident - The Boston Globe
After a feature in a weed magazine, two Mass. men arrested for illegally growing marijuana - The Boston Globe


A study has found that people with the lowest social class scores -- those with less income, less education, and more worries about moneyscored about twice as high on the wise reasoning scale as those in the highest social class


I'm Mike Cernovich - Journalist, Author, and Filmmaker. Ask Me Anything : IAmA (tirefire)

What annoys you the most on Reddit? : AskReddit
What's the worst thing you've seen happen at a party? : AskReddit
What's the most X-Files like experience you've had in real life?

Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Option | Billboard (ANZN going MSFT)

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Your Stars December 2017 - Neil Spencer - This year the solstice arrives on 21 December at 16.27.55 GMT, with the Sun moving into Capricorn a matter of hours after Saturn makes the same shift. Such an occurrence is not without precedent but it is unusual; you have to go back to 1664 to find something comparable.
Scientists just presented a sweeping new estimate of how much humans have transformed the planet - The Washington Post

SUV barrels into busy Melbourne intersection filled with Christmas shoppers, injuring at least 19 - The Washington Post - Police named the driver as a 32-year-old man of Afghan descent, an Australian citizen with a history of mental health issues. (allahu fuckbar)

Exclusive: US making plans for 'bloody nose' military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme (meanwhile in delusional death mongering)

Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote (every country in the world except SA, Israel)
Rebuking Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decision on Jerusalem - The New York Times (U.N. says fuck you)
Nikki Haley Confronts the U.N.'s 'Jackals'


All 6 Defendants Not Guilty In Key Felony Trial Of Trump Inauguration Protesters | HuffPost - The case could determine the fate of many of the nearly 200 people arrested during the inauguration. ... hey alleged the defendants were part of a rioting conspiracy and should be held responsible for more than $100,000 worth of property damage sustained that day.


The Real Coup Plot Is Trump's -- The Republican Party is no longer just obfuscating the truth or defending the president when he is accused of wrongdoing. Rather, Mr. Trump, Fox News and Republicans in Congress seem to be actively using falsehoods to prepare an assault on the institutions that allow American democracy to function. (traitors, see below)
The presidency survived the Watergate, Iran-contra and Clinton scandals. Trump will exact a higher toll. - The Washington Post ... Trump appears Nixonian in his disregard for democratic norms, Clintonian in his personal recklessness and beyond Reaganesque in his distance from the details of policy. But where the parallels and parables of past scandals fall apart is with Trump's well-documented disregard for truth. In Watergate, Iran-contra and the Clinton impeachment, views of the president's honesty played a significant role for the public (post-truth ideology)
Jeff Sessions Reportedly Revives Probe Of Uranium One Deal | HuffPost - An FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's ties to the deal has found no wrongdoing.

Nunes supposedly recused himself, didn't he? (little Russian ratfucker)
We just got a big reminder of how much Devin Nunes still controls the House's Russia Probe

Mueller Is Looking Into a U.S. Foundation Backed by Russian Money - Bloomberg - Foundation got $500,000 in undisclosed Russian donations - Representatives attended meeting with Trump campaign officials (tangled web of treachery and treason)

The Great American Tax Heist - The New York Times (Make Riches Even Richer)
Elites Were Fervently Opposed to Donald Trump (haha suckers)
Eschaton: Fiscal Responsibility - It'll be vogue again in 5...4...3...2...1... and the press will play along.

Trump praises 'Fox & Friends' for being named 'most influential' because he watches it (and there you have it)

Trump administration targets certain words, and the bureaucracy pushes back - The Washington Post

'BLAH BLAH BLAH f*ck the poor': Ivanka comes on Fox News to talk tax policy -- and gets destroyed by Twitter
You Cannot Be Too Cynical About the Republican Tax Bill - The New York Times

"I Have Power" : Is Steve Bannon Running for President? -- former aide and alter ego reveals what really went down in the White House, his unfettered thoughts on Javanka, his complicated relationship with his erstwhile boss --
Steve Bannon says Russian collusion case is meritless, as demonstrated by Jared Kushner's collusion with the Russians


Remember the soul-stirring principled conservatism of the Never Trump movement? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Frum points out that, as researchers into the matter have confirmed, the right wing media universe has essentially been taken over by Breitbart et. al., and that if National Review types want to keep getting paid for their opinions, their opinions need to be reasonably congenial to the mainstream conservative audience. And although Frum doesn't come right out and say it, after decades of being shaped by propaganda cranked out by increasingly profit-addled demagogues, the mainstream conservative audience now consists of readers, listeners, and viewers dog paddling in a cesspool of paranoid lunacy.

Let's Put Up New Monuments -- Last night, as monuments to the racial terrorists and national treasonists Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest came down in Memphis
Hiram Revels, Charlottesville & the Civil War Monuments We Never Built
Memphis removes Confederate statues from Downtown parks


Most Influential In News Media 2017 | Mediaite


Ridiculous video emerges of wealthy Koch heir-- and the internet is dying of laughter (overweight animatronic cartoon kid w/moneybag shirt)

Trump robot has been the object of ridicule. Here's what would make it better.

Virginia officials will randomly pick winner of tied House of Delegates race on Dec. 27 | Virginia Politics | pilotonline.com (election powerball)

Sore loser Roy Moore lashes out at Doug Jones's gay son ... Moore's own son, 27-year-old Caleb Elisha Moore, has been arrested nine different times


Rose McGowan is right. Wearing black is no way to take a stand on the red carpet - The Washington Post

What's the difference between sexual assault and harassment? Let's break it down
Why 'Cat Person,' a New Yorker short story, is essential reading for this #MeToo moment
Men React to Cat Person on Twitter

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation | Hollywood Reporte (propaganda network full of sexual harassers) r
Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Sinclair Broadcast-owned website Circa - Baltimore Sun

McKayla Maroney says USA Gymnastics tried to silence her abuse story : news

Chuck Close Apologizes After Accusations of Sexual Harassment - The New York Times - Several women complained that the celebrated artist, known for his outsize portraits, asked them to pose naked and made inappropriate sexual comments. (creepy, entitled, clueless)

Five Women Are Accusing A Top Left-Leaning Media Executive Of Sexually Harassing Them - Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, was placed on "indefinite leave" after BuzzFeed News asked his oversight board about accusations that he inappropriately touched employees, sent lewd emails, and showed them explicit photographs. 'I deny most of the allegations," Hazen said.

Former BAMTech Executive Bob Bowman Forced Out Amid Troubling Workplace Behavior | Deadline - Bob Bowman, the longtime head of MLB Advanced Media

Matt Lauer's wife is lawyering up


A Eulogy for the Alt-Weekly - politico Magazine - American cities will be duller, sadder places when these plucky, fearless papers finally die. (as hedgies buy them for vanity projects or to kill them)

Venus Williams fatal crash: No one is to blame, police say - Sun Sentinel

Ex-MSP trooper faces murder charge in death of Detroit boy



U.S. life expectancy falls for second straight year as drug overdoses soar : news - The death rate from drug overdoses rose 18 percent a year from 2014 to 2016, the team reported. In 1999, 6.1 per 100,000 people died from drug overdoses. That rate rose to 19.8 per 100,000 in 2016.


How much bandwidth does the spinal cord have? : askscience


TIL President Nixon interfered with Vietnamese peace talks in order to get elected. : todayilearned (the lie, cheat and steal party depends on your very short memories, see St Ronnie)

Meistermalkav comments on Top EU Court Rules Uber Should Be Regulated Like a Taxi Company

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination - The New York Times (Zuck says fuck off and die, boomers)

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Winter solstice 2017: 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year - Vox

Vast undercount of Mosul dead: 9,000 civilians paid in blood (the "U.S.-led coalition" liberated them into their graves)


Massive Fraud in Net Neutrality Process is a Crime Deserving of Justice Department Attention : technology (Trump and the Russians hacked the process)
Mark Zuckerberg named 'Misinformer of the Year' by media watchdog group

San Bernardino woman, detained by ICE despite being U.S. citizen, sues : news

'Trump's Benghazi' : Frederica Wilson wants the truth about what happened to La David Johnson in Niger (well, it's not the same at all, fools)

Wall Street Journal Killed Editorial on Trump's Mob Ties (62 million Americans elected a Russian agent with deep mob ties and no morals) ... In a short period of time, five staffers have departed The Wall Street Journal editorial page ... the Journal editorial line has increasingly conformed with the pro-Trump dictates of the rest of the Murdoch media empire.

Donald Trump quotes said by Zapp Brannigan - YouTube (listen and weep)
Donald Trump quotes said by Zapp Brannigan. Part 2! - YouTube
Mark Hamill is reading Trump's Tweets as Joker

Sen. Mark Warner Warns Trump: Firing Robert Mueller Would Be A 'Gross Abuse Of Power' | HuffPost -- Sen. Mark Warner also slammed Republicans and Fox News for calling for an end to the Russia probe.

Trump is the most despised president in modern American history - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump's approval rating just entered a league of its own -- earning the approval of just 35% of Americans less than a year into his first term.

Democrat's 2018 advantage expands

Fox contributor floats conspiracy theory that the FBI might have planned to assassinate Donald Trump - Serial liar and conspiracy theorist Kevin Jackson

Tucker Carlson Hits Media Over Mueller: Journalists Shouldn't Be 'cheerleaders For Prosecutions' (but Benghaaaazi and those emails are different)


Eschaton: Maybe She Said "Sexy" ... Quite a moment just now. We asked Susan Collins about House Republicans vowing not to pass the provisions McConnell promised her to win her tax vote. She stared for several seconds and said she thought the press's coverage of the tax bill has been extremely sexist. (in case you forgot little Susie is a soulless lying Republikan)
A Rare Actual Example of IDENTITY POLITICS in the Pejorative Sense - Lawyers, Guns & Money - sexism to point out that Collins justified her indefensible vote for an atrocious bill with arguments she knew to be false.
Democrats Express Outrage As GOP Tax Cuts Inch Closer To Completion | HuffPost - "Let's call this out for what it is: Government for sale"
Chuck Schumer Warns GOP: 'You're Messing Up America. You Could Pay Attention.' | HuffPost

Eschaton: I Forget Whose Line It Was - The update for this tax bill is... "I don't understand why conservatives want poor people to work and rich people to stay at home." It takes money from people who work (because they have to) and gives it to people who don't.
The Tax Bill Shows the G.O.P's Contempt for Democracy (in case you haven't realized that already)

A Truly Trumpian Tax Bill - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good point about how the No Billionaire Left Behind Act loots America in the same way as the President has looted shareholders, contractors, and countless other marks over the years:

Trump and Republicans Celebrate Tax Bill Passage - A godawful tax bill and a bizarre celebration.
If Paul Ryan's GOP Tax Bill Wins Millions of Americans Lose - Republican Tax Bill Explained - The GOP Tax Bill is the culmination of a dark, dangerous dream. (they are achieving all their evils)

Obamacare Plagued Democrats In 2010. The GOP Just Voted For A Bill Even Less Popular. | HuffPost (well, really, the Teapartiers were about a black pres, not revolted about healthcare being "shoved down their throats like a black dick")
State's Christmas Letter to Kids: No Health Care for You Sh*t has begun hitting the fan with CHIP, the federal program giving health care to 9 million people that has run out of money.

On the Front Lines of the GOP's Civil War


In Virginia, a 11,608-to-11,607 Lesson in the Power of a Single Vote - The New York Times
A court rules against Shelly Simonds one-vote victory for Virginia House of Delegates - The Washington Post (down to a coin toss)

Cornell West's attacks on Ta-Nehisi Coates, explained -- Coates is the latest target in West's war against Obama
Should-Read: FYI, IMHO Cornel West has not read even the first page of Ta-Nehisi Coates's "We Were Eight Yars in Power": An American Tradedy (Guardian editors should have caught that, if they have any)


The Mooch rips 'loser' Steve Bannon at Hanukkah party ... For unfathomablereasons, the Mooch was invited to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's Hanukkah party ...

Awans' Suspicious Used Car Dealership | The Daily Caller (Debbie Wasserdoodle's pals)


What Does 'Sexual Misconduct' Actually Mean? -- The almost infinite shades of creepy misbehavior on display are challenging the legal and cultural categories used to describe them.

New York Times decides Glenn Thrush "does not deserve to be fired" over sexual misconduct -- Thrush will lose his White House beat and face a two-month suspension.
Glenn Thrush, Suspended Times Reporter, to Resume Work but Won't Cover White House

More Allegations Made Against 'On Point' Host Ashbrook And WBUR ... There are now at least 23 current and former WBUR employees who've alleged verbal abuse, intimidation and/or unwanted touching by Ashbrook (toxic male environment killed hopes)

The 'Lost Boys': Hollywood producer Gary Goddard accused of sexual misconduct by 8 former child actors : movies

nvestigation concludes Florida Sen. Jack Latvala's conduct may be criminal -- Clearwater Republican may have committed sexual harassment against multiple women and a sexual assault, including allegations of "quid pro quo" physical contact or sexual intimacy "in exchange for support of legislative initiatives."
Jack Latvala's political legacy takes a bad turn | Miami Herald - A pillar of Tampa Bay politics for three decades, Latvala now faces the inevitability of a highly damaging report by a special master who found probable cause that the veteran lawmaker repeatedly sexually harassed a Senate staffer, and even more damaging, that he may have broken the law by trading sexual favors for legislative action.

Meryl Steep #SheKnew posters in L.A. allege Weinstein complicity - NY Daily News
Hollywood loves Harvey Weinstein : videos

Author of online hit 'Cat Person' has 7-figure book deal

Eschaton: There's A Simple Solution - When you're done, say "I am am sorry, I will be right back with your tip," then walk across the street, get some cash, and go give it to the person. -- People who don't carry cash aren't oblivious to the plight of these workers. Maya Chung, 27, hasn't carried paper money since she was a teenager, instead relying on a combination of digital apps, PayPal and plastic to get through her day. ... "Every time I go there without cash they miss out on their tips cause they don't have the mechanism to put it on the credit card, and I always feel bad" said Ms. Chung, a digital reporter at InsideEdition.com ... Still, she can't seem to remember to visit the A.T.M. before she goes. (b/c she'd have to "think" about those nail salon employees she's fucking over)
Koch heir sues ex-fiancie to get giant ring back | Page Six (tub 'o lard couldn't get a gf w/o his money) ... a Tallahassee lassie named Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb.


Cardinal Bernard Law, who left Boston in wake of clergy abuse scandal, dies at 86 - The Boston Globe

Mass. Recreational Pot Industry Won't Just Line Pockets Of Big Businesses, Regulators Say
Marijuana 'clubs' could be coming to Massachusetts -- New York Post
With New Cannabis Cafes, You Can Smoke 'Em Where You Bought 'Em

Fake police car (containing fake money) pulled over in Chelmsford - The Boston Globe

US government recovered materials from unidentified flying object it 'does not recognise' : news

Some Think An Alien Space Probe Just Passed Earth And Deliberately Ignored Us | HuffPost (you wish)

U.S. and European physicists searching for an explanation for high-temperature superconductivity were surprised when their theoretical model pointed to the existence of a never-before-seen material in a different realm of physics: topological quantum materials : science


Reddit was misinformation hotspot in 2016 election, study says : technology

Teens who face rejection by their fathers tend to experience more social anxiety -- and more loneliness -- later on

Should those accused of rape be provided anonymity until proven guilty? Why or why not, and what would be some negative results of such provisions? : AskReddit

What fact blew your mind recently? : AskReddit
If you're planning to go back to the gym next month, don't be like this girl that hogs the equipment for 40 minutes : videos
If you were immortal, What's the most dangerous thing you would do? : AskReddit

Apple admits it slows older iPhones, confirming Geekbench report : news

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Derailed Amtrak Train Was Going 80 MPH In 30 MPH Zone | HuffPost - The crash over a Washington state highway killed at least three people. (faster, faster)
Congress Stalled Technology That May Have Prevented Washington Amtrak Derailment -- Which killed three and injured over 100. (rich people don't ride trains, fools)

Eschaton: Prediction - We'll bail out the banks and leave the homeowners with nothing. -- Now Puerto Rico is bracing for another blow: a housing meltdown that could far surpass the worst of the foreclosure crisis that devastated Phoenix, Las Vegas, Southern California and South Florida in the past decade ... could rival what happened in Detroit, where abandoned homes became almost as plentiful as occupied ones. (it's called the "Obama Plan")


Obama didn't force FCC to impose net neutrality, investigation found : technology (b/c no one can remember 6 yrs ago)
Comcast, Cox, Frontier All Raising Internet Access Rates for 2018 : news (oh wait, if Trump does it it's ok)


Former Intel chief: Putin is handling Trump like 'an asset' (yes, Putin owns him. yes, America elected a Russian agent)
xstyBooman Tribune ~ Clapper Refocuses the Russian Investigation - Since at least 2011, the Russian government has been cultivating, supporting and assisting Donald Trump is an effort to encourage splits in the western alliance.
James Clapper Tells CNN Donald Trump Is Vladimir Putin's Kremlin Asset -- Jim Clapper Just Nuked the Trump Presidency ... this is the most jaw-dropping statement ever uttered about any American president by any serious commentator.

The FBI Routinely Abuses Its Powers but the Trump Investigation Has Been By the Book
The real reason Trump allies are attacking Mueller - POLITICO - Sowing public doubt about the special counsel's Russia investigation can give the president cover for pardons, even if the investigation is allowed to proceed.
Trump team's meeting with Mueller's office poised to ratchet up tensions

Republicans Already Say They'll Need Another Bill To Fix Their Tax Mistakes | HuffPost - Normally, you'd want to fix problems befoUnchecked by norms or political prudence, itre passing a law, not after.
Poll: Trump's approval rating hits historic low of 35 percent - POLITICO - Before Trump, no president dating back to Dwight Eisenhower ever had an approval rating lower than 49 percent in December of the first year in office.

We're witnessing the wholesale looting of America -- Unchecked by norms or political prudence, it's smash-and-grab time for the GOP. (suckers)
Poll: Public sours on GOP tax plan as Democrats regain lead on economy - NBC News
Americans think Trump's tax plan is a giveaway to the rich. These new graphs show they're right
Press Item | Press | Ranking Member's Newsroom | Ranking Member | U.S. Senate Committee On The Budget (this time is was tax-breaks for Christian home-schoolers)
Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches - CNNPolitics
The G.O.P. Tax Bill Is Unworkable | The New Yorker - the kind that Senator Bob Corker and certain other members of Congress just so happen to own. (lie, cheat, steal, loot, rape, pillage)
Collins decries coverage of her tax bill support as 'unbelievably sexist' (killing healthcare for Mainers but it's "sexist" to point that out)


Trump Drinks Water Like Small Child During Big Speech | HuffPost
Why Trump's Foreign Policy Speech Failed - Requiem for reality.
Disney's Animatronic Trump Seems More Presidential Than The Real Thing | HuffPost - And, yes, the hands on this Donald seem normal-sized. (and 150libs lighter)


The other side of opioids - Lawyers, Guns & Money

In Conclusion, Both Parties Are the Same and Only Jill Stein Can Save Women's Rights

Your Vote Doesn't Matter So Why Bother! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This now means that no Republican bill can pass the Virginia legislature without Democratic votes.

Roy Moore Still Won't Concede Defeat. It's Been A Week Since The Election. | HuffPost (he's still fund-raising to get a "recount"


Kaine's bid for Senate harassment data rejected -- The secretive office that processes workplace misconduct complaints on Capitol Hill has declined (of course)

Ian McKellen Says Actresses Used To Proposition Directors For Sex | HuffPost

Fear and yelling in L.A. congressman's office led to silence on harassment, aides say -- Los Angeles-area Congressman Brad Sherman says none of his staff ever complained about longtime aide and California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, who's been accused of sexual harassment while working in the congressman's district office ... Congressman Sherman showed zero interest in the personal well-being of his staffers and there's no reason to believe he would have cared or taken any action if a complaint was made, ("Brad")

How a Culture of Harassment Persisted on Ford's Factory Floors ... Supervisors traded better assignments for sex and punished those who refused. (and then nothing changed)

Kevin Spacey Went 'Underground' After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Ridley Scott Says | HuffPost

Star T.J. Miller Accused of Sexually Assaulting and Punching a Woman == Ever since his college days, allegations of sexual violence have followed the acclaimed comi
T.J. Miller Series 'The Gorburger Show' Canceled by Comedy Central, decision taken before today's allegations of sexual assualt. : television


Man cleared of rape to sue police after they hid 40,000 messages from 'victim' : news

Pastor Fails Miserably When Interviewed By Court About How He Spends The Ministry's Funds! : videos


Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone ... very compelling evidence'
Pentagon's UFO Program Raises a Serious Policy Issue -- Also, the story is just very 2017.
Why the Government Is Cagey on UFO Matters - Who wants egg on their face?


Superworms that can eat styrofoam : videos

400-Rabbits comments on Did Native Americans have any interaction with dinosaur fossils?

A study concluded that chronic pain sufferers who were legally able to use medical cannabis eventually ended up using fewer opioids and other dangerous prescription drugs. Over a third of the patients enrolled in the medical cannabis program stopped using prescription drugs altogether. : science

ELI5: Why do finger nails grow faster than toe nails? : explainlikeimfive



The Worst Roofing Job Ever! This Tops Anything I have Seen in 25 Years of Roofing : videos


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New security strategy drops climate from threat list - Axios (erasing rationality)
CDC director says there are 'no banned words' at the agency : news
Passenger Pigeon - Lawyers, Guns & Money
A new NASA sea level simulator lets you bury Alaska's Columbia glacier in snow, and, year by year, watch how it responds. Or you can melt the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and trace rising seas as they inundate the Florida coast. : science

The Latest: Authorities say 13 train cars derailed

E.P.A. Employees Spoke Out. Then Came Scrutiny of Their Email. - The New York Times -- The emails of Gary Morton, an E.P.A. employee in Philadelphia, were requested seven days after he participated in a union rally challenging proposed budget cuts (big Satan is watching)

Sandy Hook Mom Slams Trump For Partying With NRA Head On Massacre Anniversary | HuffPost - "While they ignorantly partied and remained uninformed on an issue that kills thousands of Americans every year, I was crying myself to sleep ... The appalling lack of humanity and decency has not gone unnoticed" (plenty of evil satananity)

Thousands disappear as China polices thought : news (China agrees to share methods with Trump)

Twitter suspends far-right British figure retweeted by Trump | TheHill - effort to crack down on hate speech. (Trump loves hate)


Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False - Motherboard - The story of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet was refuted by an Inspector General investigation whose findings were not made public prior to Thursday's vote (this is the WSJ line -- the Internet used to be free before the Obama takeover -- because no one can remember 8 fucking years ago)


J20 Defendants Await Verdict in First Test of Government Attempt to Criminalize Protest Group as a Whole - a bleak year for the 194 protesters, medics, and journalists facing multiple felony charges stemming from their arrest surrounding Donald Trump ... Those charges together carry a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. (welcome to Trumpistan)

The List That's Freaking Out Everyone in Moscow -- Congress ordered the Trump administration to submit a roster of Russians tied closely to the Kremlin.

FBI warned Trump in 2016 Russians would try to infiltrate his campaign - NBC News

Fox News Host Suggest "We Have a Coup on Our Hands in America" (Jesse Watters, hand of Satan)
Trumpworld's inside/outside strategy to fend off Mueller
Top Republicans Say Trump Isn't About To Fire Mueller. But They Can't Stop Attacking him ... Cornyn says no democrats allowed in FBI, only Trumpstrers)
Eschaton: A Good Boy Letter From The Teacher - The boy ain't right -- Until those next signs emerge, Trump is boasting to friends and advisers that he expects Mueller to clear him of wrongdoing in the coming weeks ... I have no idea where any Mueller investigation is going, but this really must be Cobb telling him anything he can to prevent him from firing Mueller. Not sure what the ethic of that is, but...
Trump predicts exoneration in Russia investigation as allies fear a 'meltdown'
What (if Anything) Does Carter Page Know? - The New York Times
Russia Investigation Is Now Looking Into Jill Stein (she did like lap-dancing with the Russkis)

Champion of the 'Little Guy'? Trump's Actions Tell Another Story (you got conned, white suckers)


Sharing the News in a Polarized Congress | Pew Research Center - Partisan and ideological divides shape which news outlets legislators share links to on Facebook ... Democratic members of Congress became more likely to share stories from national news outlets once President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. (Rejerks, not so much)


Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner are sued over financial disclosures - politico

The Republican tax bill got worse: now the top 1% gets 83% of the gains - Vox - In its last year, the bill raises taxes on more than 53 percent of Americans. (suckers)
Final Tax Bill Could End Up Costing $2.2 Trillion | Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (they will suddenly remember the deficit and kill Medicare and Social Security because deficit)
Monmouth University: Half The Public Say Their Taxes Will Go Up Under GOP Plan ... policies not helping middle class
Eschaton: So They Say '31 Is Gonna Be A Good Year - Ron Howard: It was't. "Small businesses will have the lowest taxes since 1931" ... Ivanka Trump discusses impact of tax reform (soup kitchen business will be yuuuge +they didn't teach history at Wharton)
FOX & friends on Twitter: ""Small businesses will have the lowest taxes since 1931" ... Ivanka Trump discusses impact of tax reform ... "Who wants to tell her what happened after 1931? ??"
Republicans are joining a festival of corruption - The Washington Post
A Tax Plan to Turbocharge Inequality, in 3 Charts - The New York Times (we're shocked the litthe guy Trumpsters are getting fucked)
Taxpocolypse - Lawyers, Guns & Money - David Sirota and Josh Keefe broke the story that the Junior Senator, and oh-so very troubled Republican, from Tennessee changed his vote on the tax bill after the conference committee added provisions that would net him a significant amount of money.

Fallout from allegations of tea party targeting hamper IRS oversight of nonprofits - The Washington Post (extremist Teapublicans can no longer be audited)

HHS holds back critical comments on faith-based rule - politico - selective disclosure could lead to legal challenges, particularly under the Administrative Procedure Act. ("we don't need your negative options")


Don Choad on the Road - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And besides, there are a lot of totalitarian trashvolk with intellects so tiny that they can't get from one side of a sentence to the other without the help of a Boy Scout who are looking at what's in the White House now and thinking Why not me?

On West on Coates - Lawyers, Guns & Money (bad-faith arguing to call attention to himself)

Today in the War On (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The new war on drugs - Vox - Not every state is responding to the opioid epidemic with just public health policies. (prisons are big. Big)


'Radical homosexuals?' Anderson Cooper's contentious interview with Roy Moore' spokeswoman, annotated
xsy

Eschaton: Better Things Are Not Possible - Similarly, Northam said he has no plans to try to force Republicans to accept a broad expansion of Medicaid. Instead, he has begun talks with lawmakers in both parties s about overhauling the state's Medicaid system to expand access to health care while better defining eligibility to control costs ... Outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) tried every year to push the legislature to accept millions in federal money to expand the health program to hundreds of thousands of low-income Virginians. Northam campaigned heavily on the promise of getting more Virginians access to health care. -- Expanding access by restricting eligibility. Cool idea, bro. (another fucking bluedog and he's not even in Alafuckingbama) )

Sen. Cory Booker Gets Extra Security Following Death Threat | HuffPost (Fox's flying monkeys)

How China got a U.S. senator to do its political bidding - The Washington Post - Its dealings with Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) this year offer a success story for Beijing.

Rebelling Republican Suburbs Offer Democrats Path to House Control - The New York Times

Today in the War On (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs - Lawyers, Guns & Money
xsy
Police Decertification and the Mechanics of Accountability - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Police Seen Breaking Man's Leg in Newly Released Arrest Video (no consequences because cops)


Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track, arrested on domestic violence charges ... the second time he's been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in two years. (Wasillabillies)
Track Palin, son of former Gov. Sarah Palin, arrested for assaulting his father - Anchorage Daily News

Franken urged to reverse his resignation - POLITICO - The demands from Democrats that he step down were 'the most hypocritical thing I've ever seen done to a human being,' Sen. Joe Manchin says

Former Fox News contributor who settled sexual harassment lawsuit breaks confidentiality agreement | TheHill - in order to return fire on Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Panthers Owner Puts Team Up For Sale As NFL Probes Sex Harassment Claims | HuffPost - Richardson was also accused of inappropriately touching women and requesting foot massages ... "how me how you wiggle to get those jeans up" ... Besides the racial slur -- for which the team paid a settlement -- Richardson also commented on black player's appearance and threatened to discipline team members who addressed social issues (very patriotic Christian guy)
Diddy wants to buy the Panthers and sign Colin Kaepernick - The Washington Post

Production Suspended On Morgan Spurlock's Docuseries About Women's Rights | HuffPost - The filmmaker admitted to a history of sexual misconduct last week.

Rose McGowan Rips Meryl Streep For Black-Dress Protest At Golden Globes | HuffPost - for her response to sex abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood. (sorry, Meryl, too late, didn't work)
BBC to make Weinstein documentary : television
Harvey Weinstein Pursued For Embezzling Studio Funds To Cover Up Assaults

Alex Kozinski announces immediate retirement following accusations of sexual misconduct - The Washington Post Kozinski goes down)


News Regarding John Skipper - ESPN MediaZone - ESPN President John Skipper announced today that he is resigning from his position, citing a substance addiction problem.
ESPN President John Skipper Resigns, Cites Substance Addiction : news

The most germ-infested places you encounter every day -- and how to avoid getting sick -- your clothes ... kitchen sink, kitchen sponge and kitchen counters ... your cellphone ... restaurants, especially their menus ... germs!


LInda Sarsour Accused Of Enabling Sexual Assault | The Daily Caller - The inspiration behind the Women's March on DC ... during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association ... accused was a "good Muslim"
Linda Sarsour accused of enabling sexual assault, harassment in workplace : news


Women's sexual problems are finally getting their due, with new treatments designed to restore pleasure ... The new remedies range from from pills to inserts to a five-minute laser treatment that some doctors and patients are hailing as a miracle cure. (laser mah hootchie-cootchie +men get viagra, women get told "it's part of aging, you dried up cunt" +WaPo says no comments about vajayjays)

'Safer' 20mph zones led to rise in number of road deaths but too costly to reverse, council admits : news (sounds like you-know-where)


Navy pilot recalls encounter with UFO: 'I think it was not from this world' : news
SernyRanders comments on The Pentagon's Secret Search for UFOs

What is a mindfucking paradox? : AskReddit

Gabriel Garcma Marquez' Archive Freely Available Online

What are some things that happened simultaneously in history that blew your mind to find out they happened around the same time? : AskReddit
What did that one teacher at your school do to get fired? : AskReddit
Redditor explains how to stay sane and set boundaries while working with low-income clients & students who can't seem to stick to a schedule or follow basic instructions that would help their situation

Enforcing New Rules to Reduce Hateful Conduct and Abusive Behavior
Twitter has widened what constitutes hateful and harmful behaviour on its platform, and says it will begin enforcing stricter rules concerning it. : news

Silicon Valley Techies Still Think They're the Good Guys. They're Not. | WIRED ... Sam Altman: "This is uncomfortable, but it's possible we have to allow people to say disparaging things about gay people if we want them to be able to say novel things about physics" (idiot +bubble of lies and delusion +


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Words banned at multiple HHS agencies include 'diversity' and 'vulnerable'


FCC Has Reportedly Been Using Dead People's Social Media Accounts To Spread Propaganda: The FCC might be making pro-repeal comments on your or even your dead relatives' behalf.


Nobody is above the Law -- Mueller Firing Rapid Response


3 Ways Trump Or His Allies Might Try To Disrupt The Mueller Russia Probe : NPR
Key Officials Push Back Against Trump Campaign's Claim That A Federal Office Illegally Turned Over Emails To Special Counsel
How Fox News and President Trump create an anti-Mueller 'feedback loop' (of lies and pure evil)
CNN's Stelter Goes Off on 'Friends of Trump' at Fox News: Talking Like Propagandists' (prepping to be the state-run media)

But his emails - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Dean Baquet: "we have nothing to apologize for, nothing, I say." +the truth never sticks to Trump anyway)
Trump Allies Flip Out After Mueller Lands Tens Of Thousands Of Emails | HuffPost - The complaint appears to be baseless. (they just realized how screwed they are and the little fox toadies are scurrying everywhere)
emptywheel on Twitter: "Dear everyone: Mueller is conducting an investigation into possible espionage targeting people who had access to a SCIF. What the fuck kind of legal process do you THINK he needs to get govt docs? Have you ever once followed a single leak investigation? ... And note: the very same people SQUEALING abt Mueller obtaining (but not leaking) the govt emails of espionage subjects, HAD LEAKED the texts of Peter Strzok. (and Jared is really looking like espionage)

The Hoarse Whisperer on Twitter: "As we now know: 1) Mueller obtained ALL of the emails sent to/from Trump transition team accounts 2) The Trump gang only realized this after Mueller's seemed to know all about their emails 3) This made them quite... upset ... 9) As a result, Trump's people walked into their interviews with Mueller and team with a completely false sense of confidence that he didn't know what he already knew in spades. They thought he was fishing. He was just reeling fish in. (and now they are very ... upset)
Toad on Twitter: "@HoarseWisperer https://t.co/c1BvnzHGKR"
Letter to Congressional Committees - https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000160-616c-dcd4-a96b-756de2a90000
Mueller Has 'Sensitive' Jared Kushner Emails and Thousands More From Trump Transition, Report Says (lock the little spy up)

"Oh Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble When You're Perfect In Every Way" (Russian agent Glenn Greenwald congratulates himself on being pro-Russian)

Trump's newest enemy: Gravity -- Trump believed he could get away with flouting the political commandment that says Thou Shalt Not Endorse Accused Child Molesters. He thought his cloak of immunity was large enough to enfold Roy Moore, with room for Stephen K. Bannon left over.

Senator Bob Corker Said He Hasn't Read The Tax Bill, Denies Changing His Vote In Exchange For Personal Tax Breaks (he's a real corker)

Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018 - The New York Times - Alabama's surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.
The Shape of the Senate 2018 - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Democrats hold biggest lead in congressional preference since 2008 - NBC News

Trump's Ambassadors Are Going Rogue On Twitter -- Callista Gingrich, Nikki Haley and Scott Brown are all running afoul of federal guidelines on social media while the State Department whistles in the wind. (Callista is a real case and Scottie is an idiot)

A Democratic winner in Virginia says it's time for bipartisanship (good luck with that, Ralph)

Doug Jones Says Congress Should 'Move On' From Trump Sexual Misconduct Allegations | HuffPost -- senator-elect called on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign over groping accusations. (congratulations, Dems, you got your first new bluedog)
Ralph Northam Draws Progressive Ire Over Medicaid Comments | HuffPost

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America | Society | The Guardian - the dark heart of the world's richest nation


Iowa Supreme Court justice blocks Register's use of court records -- An Iowa Supreme Court justice has issued a highly unusual order prohibiting the Des Moines Register from publishing information gleaned from court records. (covering up; for crooks)

Sorry, NRA: The U.S. was actually founded on gun control - Salon.com (Trump considering banning the word 'history')


This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started. - POLITICO Magazine - Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America -- and she is paying a steep price for speaking out for what she believes. (the Trumpangelical flying monkeys went after her)

We feel like our system was hijacked : DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper (a billion in fines and execs in jail but Trump pardoned them and no one is responsbile)

Bizarre film of Omarosa surfaces amid White House exit | Page Six


NBC Paid Chris Matthews Harassment Accuser | The Daily Caller
NBC paid out severance to staffer who accused Chris Matthews of sexual harassment | TheHill

This is How a Woman is Erased From Her Job - If we write women out of history, we never know the truth of things. -- After taking over from George Plimpton, Brigid Hughes was pushed out as the editor of The Paris Review and omitted from the magazine's history (good read +the women on the board also wanted a strong, virile, party man)


Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble? - The New York Times

In Allston, the transit lesson we never learn - The Boston Globe (MA has always said fuck you to public transit, "maybe by 2040")


Experts challenge the science behind ban on psychiatrists discussing politicians' mental health (psychosociopaths lie skillfully, relationships with others and tweets may tell more than interviews)


Children's screen-time guidelines too restrictive, according to new research, and not necessarily beneficial for wellbeing. The authors found the AAP guidelines themselves to be based on out-of-date research, conducted before digital devices had become so ingrained into everyday life.

Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. According to a study : science

What product do you love, but thought it was stupid before you tried it? : AskReddit
What's the biggest double life you've ever personally seen revealed?

Eschaton: Just A Bit Of A Slip - Just A Bit Of A Slip -- Get used to these kinds of announcements. == It's been awhile since we heard anything about Volvo's audacious experiment to deliver 100 self-driving cars to regular people in Sweden for testing. The program, called Drive Me, was supposed to kick off in 2017, but now the company says it's pushing the date to 2021 (or so)

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Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still Raging | HuffPost - The blaze has already cost nearly $89 million and claimed the life of one firefighter ... At least 728 homes have been destroyed, and 18,000 others are still under threat. (+no avocados and lemons)
Thomas Fire: More evacuations ordered as deadly California blaze threatens Montecito - The Washington Post

Report: Trump Bans 'Transgender,' 'Fetus,' 'Science-Based' From CDC Documents | HuffPost (get outa here with your fake science stuff in the dummification of America)
CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity - The Washington Post (under consideration: "vaccine," "dementia," "center" "disease" and "control") Instead of "science-based" or "evidence-based" the suggested phrase is "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes" (so, no more sciencey stuff as the prion disease spreads through the system)
Literally_A_Shill comments on CDC banned from using 'evidence-based' and 'science-based' on official documents: report
E.P.A. Contractor Has Spent Past Year Scouring the Agency for Anti-Trump Officials - The New York Times (you will swear loyalty or be disappeared)
Hundreds of EPA Employees Have Quit Under Trump - quitting in disgust (fuck the environment)

Polls: A 2017 roundup of public opinions - Washington Post

Guantanamo Bay inmate refused access to book on non-violence written by bereaved 9/11 relatives : books (meanwhile, in the dark sadistic heart of America)

U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

World's Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince -- A $300 million chateau is one of a string of extravagant purchases for a prince who is cracking down on ill-gotten wealth and preaching fiscal austerity.


In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like 'Meh' (Catholic patriarchy says Italian men have never harassed anyone +Berlusconi is making a comeback)


Billionaire philanthropists found dead in basement under suspicious circumstances, police say - The Washington Post - Barry Sherman, 75, the founder of Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex, was one of the richest people in the world


The FCC Is Blocking a Law Enforcement Investigation Into Net Neutrality Comment Fraud : technology


Mueller obtains "tens of thousands" of Trump transition emails
Democrat: Rumor is Trump could fire Mueller before Christmas | TheHill - Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said Friday

If Trump Fires Mueller, We Must Impeach | The Nation - The country will find itself in a constitutional crisis, where the executive branch rejects checks and balances and the rule of law. (all Republicans are traitors, so no)
Trump lawyers set for key meeting with special counsel next week - CNNPolitics

The Real Russia Scandal - The New York Times (thanks, Barry and Hillary)

Eschaton: Alpha -- Trump favorability among Fox viewers (%): Jun: 90 Oct: 74 Dec: 58 -- At some point even the faithful realize the "alpha dog" is just an annoying cuck. (when you've lost Foxtards)
So much losing: Trump is least popular first year president ever, down 49 points from Obama | Shareblue Media
AP-NORC Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under Trump (48% brain-dead)


Trump hosted the NRA at the White House on the anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre | Shareblue Media - Trump thumbs his nose at the victims of the Connecticut school killing spree and enjoys quiet time at the White House with NRA gun boss. (the swamp is swamped)

Ivanka Trump Likely Didn't Expect This Reaction To Tweeting At Prince Harry, Meghan Markle | HuffPost -- "Dear Kremlin Barbie: still not getting an invite." (hahaha Kremlin Barbie)
Aww how sweet but I don't thik y'all are gonna get invited

Rep. Tom Cole doesn't trust the economists on GOP tax plan: 'There are about as many economists as there are opinions' ... The onetime college football lineman : "I can't tell you I'm a deep economic thinker" (reads at 4th grade level)
Sen. Susan Collins takes huge leap of faith with tax bill. Critics say she's getting played (wake up little Susie and you too Mainers, fire her stupid ass)

Omarosa Manigault Newman's White House role fraught with tension, sources say she thought she was on a reality show and shw was right) "There was nothing on substance that she would add. There was nothing she could deliver other than photo ops. Clearly no one really knew what she was doing in the first place" (and the 37 bridesmaids! +look at the first pic, their chins are like yin-yang +another narcissistic loonball)
Black conservatives reel after Manigault resigns - The Boston Globe (all 13 of them)

Ann Coulter Fears She'll 'Die Alone' In Self-Pitying Tweet Against Child Tax Credit | HuffPost - We singles live empty lives of quiet desperation and will die alone (there's a reason for that you non-human bag of shit)

'Trump, Trump, Trump!' How a President's Name Because a Racial Jeer ('White. White White!)

How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington - The Washington Post -- Eight octogenarians currently serve, nearly twice as many as ever before, according to records maintained by the Senate Historical Office. Another handful of senators are at least 75. (bunch of creaky old fogies)


Alyssa Milano Educates Matt Damon After His Horrid Response On Sexual Misconduct | HuffPost - micro that makes the macro. (well yeah, talk to the NYT about their 37 interviews about Thrush)

Fox News Women Furious Over Rupert Murdoch Comments On Sexual Misconduct | HuffPost - The media mogul said claims of rampant sexual harassment at the network are 'nonsense' (said the right hand of Satan)

Kihuen, accused of sexual harassment, says he won't seek re-election

Nine more women say judge subjected them to inappropriate behavior, including four who say he touched or kissed them - The Washington Post - Alex Kozinski (the legal system sent women clerks to him to get abused +there are slongdonglers, ass-grabbers and in this case, tit-squeezers +supported Muslim ban)
The creepiest sexual-harassment story we aren't talking about

Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment - The New York Times (revenge is sweet even after 17 years)

After taking over from George Plimpton, Brigid Hughes was pushed out as the editor of The Paris Review and omitted from the magazine's history ... In 2011, the New York Times ran Julie Bosman's energetic and gregarious profile of Lorin Stein, the latest head editor of the famous literary magazine The Paris Review -- a position for which she declared "Bacchanalian nights are practically inscribed in the job description" (didn't think once, let alone twice, refused to correct her erasure until she looked really, really bad +wikipediabros) ... Maris Keizman tweet: "George Plimpton sexually harassed me at my first book party in New York City and at the time I looked at it as a rite of passage." ... What should be crystal clear by now is Gourevitch managed to live with the untenable fiction of being erroneously called the second editor of the Paris Review for over a decade, and Stein managed to live with being called the third.
A. N. Devers on Twitter: At a certain publication two editors ago a nearly all-male board fired an amazing female editor in order to put a much more well-known male board fired an amzing femaile editor ...

The two expat bros who terrorized women correspondents in Moscow - The Washington Post - Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming. (speaking of moments of reckoning)

Panther's statement on internal investigation -- into allegations of workplace misconduct against the team's owner and founder, Jerry Richardson. (racist abusive woman-hating asshole)

Rep. Scott denies sexual misconduct allegation - POLITICO - Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) on Friday denied an allegation that he sexually harassed a staffer in 2013.
Trent Franks rescinded my internship when I wouldn't come to his house (good Christian man)

The Grande Dame of Documentary is Leaving Her Home at HBO - The New York Times - When Sheila Nevins first started working in television in the 1970s, she thought "being touched by a man inappropriately was part of the rules of the game"


Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post - Some estimates show that 48 percent of workers with bachelor's degrees are employed in jobs for which they're overqualified. A university diploma has practically become a prerequisite for even the lowest-paying positions, just another piece of paper to flash in front of the hiring manager at Quiznos. (boomers so screwed their kids by voting Republican)

These Schools Get Millions Of Tax Dollars To Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students | HuffPost - They suggfested Sunnie wasn't acting "Christlike" by wearing her hair short and preferring pants to skirts. Sunnie was 8 years old. She wasn't traditionally feminine enough for them. Timberlake Christian Schools in Virginia is one of over at least 700 religious schools in America currently receiving public money while openly advertising and practicing anti-LGBTQ policies (De Vos will make those numbers huge)


Elon Musk just released his mental map of L.A. -- But what I find incredible about this map is that it shows a entire system designed solely with one man's desires in mind (LA will give Musk half a trillion in public land to make his own commute easy and only his)
The view from Sacri-Coeur: on Paris, London and the case for urban density (no, it doesn't have to look like billionaires row in mid-town Manhattan)


Glowing Auras and 'Black Money' : The Pentagon's Mysterious U.F.O. Program (Hillary promised to get to the bottom of this)
2 Navy Airmen and an Object That 'Accelerated Like Nothing I've Ever Seen'
Newly released video of UFO encounter with Navy FA-18 Super Hornet from Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program : videos


The IMDB disaster: first they gutted discussions, now they are gutting user reviews : movies
Graph TV - The X Files
The Movie Database (TMDb)
Letterboxd Your life in film


Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? | Facebook Newsroom - By David Ginsberg, Director of Research, and Moira Burke, Research Scientist at Facebook ("social media" deflection from FB evil)

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UN official who visited North Korea sees 'high risk' of miscalculation
Rocket Men: The Team Building North Korea's Nuclear Missile (he believes in scientists, unlike you know who)

U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Violation, but Evidence Falls Short - The New York Times (Nikki's fake evidence)


Thoughts on Rod Rosenstein's Testimony By Benjamin Wittes (Trumpublicans undermining justice, of course)


Trump allies say Tillerson has 'not learned his lesson' and cannot continue in the job for long (You will obey the demented toddler!)

Democrats want to know why Justice Department released FBI texts - POLITICO
In Shocking Development, Media Gets Conned By Selective Republican Leaks - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- The scandal is that the Department of Justice selectively leaked private texts from its agents in order to placate the White House's desire to discredit the special counsel. And the news media let itself get suckered. (it always does) The fact that elite political editors and reporters have not merely failed to learn anything from their gross misconduct in 2016 but are convinced that they performed superbly and any criticism of their performance is out of bounds is a ticking tomb that may keep blowing up all over American democracy. (lookin at you, NYT)
"Hillary Is Corrupt and Trump Is Crazy" : At the F.B.I., Anger at Being Scapegoated (the crime of having opinions at all)
Kushner's legal team looks to hire crisis public relations firm amid Russia probe

Trump's Numbers Near a Tipping Point -- Things fell apart for Nixon when he dropped below 30 percent approval in his second term. Trump is getting there in his first year. (he has the best most beautiful numbers)

Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018 - The New York Times - a plausible path to take control.


Senate parliamentarian strikes language allowing churches to endorse candidates from tax bill | TheHill (yeah, they really tried to do that)
This Tax Bill Is a Trillion-Dollar Blunder - Bloomberg - Congress and President Trump put politics ahead of smart reform.
One last chance for Collins to reject bad GOP tax bill - The Boston Globe (little Susie says fuck you to Maine)

Poll: 54 percent say Mueller has conflict of interest | TheHill - because of his past ties to former FBI Director James Comey, according to the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey.?? (Harvard rigged the poll and Rethugs are outraged people in the DOJ knew each other)

The EPA Hired a Major Republican Opposition Research Firm to Track Press Activity

Trump judicial nominee fumbles basic questions about the law - The Washington Post - ederal judicial nominees struggling to answer rudimentary questions about the law garnered well more than 1 million views in a matter of hours on Thursday night and stoked speculation that another of the president's nominations might get derailed ... Matthew Petersen, a member of the Federal Election Commission and a lawyer with no trial experience (another Trump idiot)

Homeland Security senior adviser promoted birtherism, said Obama knew 'nothing about the black American experience' (which this white Trumpster asshole is an expert on) Frank Wuco (Wuco?)

Paul Ryan Leaving Congress Is Overdue - Paul Ryan makes noises about going back to Janesville. (always a con)

School Segregation: The Evil of a Racist Nation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - our school segregation is the sign of an inherently racist society (keep schools poor in general so choices are few or expensive)

Why 41 percent of white millennials voted for Trump - The Washington Post - 41 percent of white millennials voted for Trump in 2016, an estimate that largely mirrors national exit polls. About 84 percent of millennial Trump voters were white. Compared to white voters who did not support Trump, Trump voters were more likely to be male, married and without college education. Contrary to what some have suggested, white millennial Trump voters were not in more economically precarious situations than non-Trump voters. Fully 86 percent of them reported being employed, a rate similar to non-Trump voters; and they were 14 percent less likely to be low income than white voters who did not support Trump. Employment and income were not significantly related to that sense of white vulnerability. So what was? Racial resentment. ("white vulnerability based in racial resentment and lack of education)
Candidate Who Began His Campaign By Calling Mexicans Rapists Won By Mobilizing White Resentment - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Next Off the Island on Survivor: White House? Omarosa was way over her head, but at least she did no real harm. The same can't be said about the administrations pseudo-royalist destroyers of the planet

That painful exchange between a Trump judicial pick and a GOP senator, annotated - The Washington Post (he didn't bother studying for the exam)

G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon - The New York Times


Democratic men are 31 points more likely to say that the country has not gone far enough on women's rights" than Republican women ... 38 percent of American women believe abortion should be illegal in most or all cases, only four points lower than American men. (Republican women trapped in abusive relationships with themselves)
Roy Moore's white female voters are part of a long history of internalized misogyny This acute cognitive dissonance has deep historical roots. by Marcie Bianco ... French feminist Simone de Beauvoir proffered an insightful reason for this noticeable lack of female collectivity in her seminal text, The Second Sex (1949) ... The woman is, therefore, the "second" sex. Never the first. Never independent. And the force of this history -- of patriarchy -- has informed not only how men see and treat women, but how women see and treat themselves.

The Weaponization of Awkwardness - The Atlantic - Don't make a scene. Look the other way. Social discomfort has long been used to maintain the status quo. -- "Young women say yes to sex they don't ctually want to have all of the time. Why? Because we condition young women to feel guilty if they change their mind."
"Bad Sex," Or The Sex We Don't Want Bt Have Anyway - Ella Dawson ... The hard truth is that we teach young women and girls to not make a scene, even when there's no one else in the room (Harvey told one of his victims as he assaulted her in the hotel hallway, "don't make a scene." as I try to rape you)
'Cat Person' and the Impulse to Undermine Women's Fiction
9 Men on Seeing Themselves in 'Cat Person'
"I enjoy the sexual interplay between the sexes" is something I, a human, like to say ... Here's a little secret we have to say out loud: Women love the sexual interplay they experience with men, and they relish men desiring their beauty. Why? Because it is part of their nature.


We tried to find the rabbi Roy Moore's wife said they're friends with. Here's whagt happened ... I decided I would try to call every rabbi in Alabama (good job, Devra)
Breitbart editor-in-chief: We had to defend Roy Moore from child molestation accusations to protect Trump from his accusers
A Sheriff, a Mystery Check and a Blogger Who Cried Foul - The New York Times - use of public funds -- In Alabama, an official's use of public funds and behavior toward critics raise questions about the broad powers of American sheriffs.

4 senior managers at Interior Dept. fired for harassment - ABC News - for inappropriate conduct, including sexual harassment.

Kansas Dem drops out of race after sexual harassment allegation | McClatchy Washington Bureau -- after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances. ... "In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard" (may be guilty, may be not)
Andrea Ramsey letter: 'I never engaged in any of the alleged behavior'


"We Know the Difference Between a Glenn and a Matt Lauer" : Inside The New York Times, the Glenn Thrush Scandal Is a Sex-Reckoning Test Case -- Some three dozen detailed interviews will determine whether the star White House correspondent will keep his job -- Cut chances are he won't be going back to cover the West Wing ... his fate at the Times will presumably be the first major decision in the era of A.G. Sulzberger, who will take over as publisher on January 1 from his father, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. If no further allegations materialize and the Times keeps him, Thrush will be a rare casualty of the so-called #MeToo movement to avoid career annihilation, and in that regard, the Times's decision could potentially set the tone for future cases that are similar in nature. Everyone will be watching.


Inside Matt Lauer's Secret Relationship With a 'Today' Production Assistant
Matt Lauer's Accuser Is 'Terrified' of Being Identified

Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino thank Peter Jackson for 'being honest' about Weinstein blacklist
Peter Jackson: I blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino under pressure from Weinstein | Film | The Guardian
Matt Damon opens up about Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment and confidentiality agreements - ABC News

Dustin Hoffman Accused of Assault, Exposing Himself to Minor (his daughters 16 yr-old friend, what a creep loves to "stick his fingers inside" many women)

Kelly Cutrone: Russell Simmons tried to rape me | Page Six
'Russell Simmons Is Just the Beginning': Music Industry Braces for #MeToo Impact -- The music industry has largely avoided the sexual harassment and assault allegations of the #MeToo movement. Many industry professionals feel its time has finally come ... eleven women have thus far accused Queens native Simmons, 60, of sexual harassment or assault

Three more women accuse California assemblyman of sexual misconduct - LA Times - A Los Angeles woman has filed a police report alleging Democratic Assemblyman Matt Dababneh had sex with her without consent four years ago, adding new allegations of sexual misconduct to those that led the politician to announce his resignation last week. He says her claims are false ... Dababneh masturbated in front of her and asked her to touch his genitals at a 2016 party (they love doing that: look in wonder at mah awesome dickitude)

The #MeToo Moment: How One Harasser Can Rob a Generation of Women - The New York Times - Last week Heidi Bond, a former law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski, accused the prominent judge of sexually harassing her while she was working in his chambers a decade ago. Her story, like all of the #MeToo revelations, is deeply upsetting.


New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites


College Basketball Made Louisville, Then Broke It - Bloomberg - Money ruled everything around this basketball-mad university town long before the Adidas bribery scandal. (Kenfucky, $280 million in taxpayer money given to sports team which flopped)

Oh Hey, Andrew Sullivan Exists and He's Still Racist ... In conclusion, one of the most embarrassing things about the early blogosphere is that people took Andrew Sullivan seriously. What a horrible person. I am also reminded about the era when Sullivan gave Freddie the keys to his site. What a pair of geniuses.

The 9 Most Insane Sex Diaries of 2017
The Juiciest Anonymous Gossip of 2017

Star Wars: If Only You Knew the Power of the Dark Side - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Reddit's Favorite High-School Porn Magnate Is Actually 22 -- Jack Kim made it to the top of Reddit on Tuesday claiming he was a high schooler who got lucky with a viral porn app. Turns out he's none of those things


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Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea - The Atlantic - gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out (to kill millions of people, our first priority)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Burma in first month of 'ethnic cleansing' (good Buddhist)

Baby formula recall: Lactalis products banned after salmonella outbreak - Dec. 11, 2017 - after French authorities ordered a leading dairy company to stop selling hundreds of products because of concerns about food safety.

Having a misogynist leader has consequences. And no, I don't mean Trump -- Italy, where having the notoriously sexist Silvio Berlusconi in power for more than 20 years, on and off, is showing its effects -- Very few women have come forward, and men have faced few consequences. More alarming is the fact that in Italy no politician has been implicated -- nor any high-profile writer, CEO, doctor, TV personality or journalist ... Berlusconi ... the product of 2,000 years of patriarchy mixed with Catholicism. The cultural phenomenon of his personal machismo signaled to Italian men that it was acceptable and even normal to objectify and diminish women.


Is the European Meteor Air-To-Air Missile Really the Best in the World? - The Drive


The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco Foreign Policy - West Coast spies were busy.

Ajit Pai Thinks You're Stupid Enough to Buy This Crap [Update: One of the 7 Things Is Dancing With a Pizzagater]
The FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation - The Washington Post


Trump's Lies vs. Obama's

Former high-level officials submit 'unusual' Russia brief in lawsuit against Trump and Roger Stone ... Among the former officials are John Brennan, a CIA director; James Clapper, a director of national intelligence; and Michael Hayden, a director of the National Security Agency.
Report: CIA Captured Putin's 'Specific Instructions' to Hack the 2016 Election
Trump described admitting Kremlin hacked Dem emails as a 'Trap'

Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked
This new report confirms that Trump's megalomania threatens our democracy -- The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president -- and hiss refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality -- have impaired the government's response to a national security threat. The repercussions radiate across the government ... there is an unspoken understanding within the NSC that to raise the matter is to acknowledge its validity, which the president would see as an affront. (Putin owns him, what an inronic paradox after all those years "fighting the cold war" ... Make Russia Great Again)


It's payback time for those whom Trump has bullied ... African Americans [in Virginia] accounted for 21 percent of voters (rural, uneducated whites have minds like Trump)

There are many ways that Donald Trump can cease being president. One path is far superior to all others. By Daniel W. Drezner -- For Trump to lose properly, it has to be at the ballot box. Trump has to run for reelection and be repudiated by American voters. He has to lose the popular vote again, get trounced in the electoral college, and see his party pay the consequences of backing the most ignorant, illiberal president in modern American history. (Drezner says wait while he dismantles everything including the electoral process so you can vote him out in 3 years when there's no government left because treason isn't enuogh of a reason to throw him in jail) )


In the Senate, Republicans are paying a price for their extremism - Vox - self-destructive primaries have cost it a lot of power, particularly in the Senate.

When Will Paul Ryan Step Down? | HuffPost - a question lawmakers are asking.

Donald Trump Tickles Tweeters With His Curt Message To Omarosa | HuffPost - Wait come back, we need a shot of you rolling your suitcase out of the board room and getting into the cab.
Omarosa Manigault speaks out about WH exit: 'I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable'


Desegregation Has Never Happened - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This nation has flat out never integrated and liberal whites are as responsible for it as conservative whites.
Why Using the Dictionary Definition of Racism Just Doesn't Work - Everyday Feminism


Heather Hever's Mom:? I'm Starting to Hold Trump Responsible for Her Murder in Charlottesville


Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post - Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression. (screwed by Republican boomers)
26-year-olds face challenges as they fall off parents's health insurance


2018 looks like a Democratic wave - The Washington Post
The Republican Nightmare Is Just Beginning - The Atlantic (Make America Fucked Again)

Roy Moore Still Won't Concede Defeat: 'The Battle Rages On' (can't believe God flunked him)
Roy Moore turns refusal to concede into religious crusade: 'mmorality sweeps over the land' (and its name is Roy)
Deep Thoughts From America's Greatest Moral Sage - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Judge Humbert Bilbo shows that nobody can express sore loserdom with more staggeringly hypocritical pomposity: "Abortion, sodomy and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

No Fear Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice: Act 1, Scene 3, Page 5 - Mark you this, Bassanio, The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. Oh, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
Matthew 7:15-20 KJV - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. - Bible Gateway
Urban Dictionary: #cino (christian in name only)

Enthusiastic Democratic voters delivered Doug Jones a victory -- 1.3 million people cast ballots in the U.S. Senate election Tuesday, or just over 40 percent of the electorate. (MA 4.5 million, 75% turnout in 2016)
Stephen Colbert Sends Roy Moore Off Into The Sunset With Hilarious Farewell Song | HuffPost - The failed Senate candidate gets the musical tribute he deserves.
The Late Show on Twitter: "After a shocking loss to a Democrat in Alabama, Roy Moore is riding off into the sunset. (The mall is in that direction.) #LSSC https://t.co/T3aOw86UrP"
A few hours before Roy Moore lost : insanepeoplefacebook (haha libturds)
Why Jones won: Moore missed Trump's standard in every Alabama county ("standard" is a strange word in this context)


Voters Think Trump Should Resign Over Harassment Allegations | Public Policy Polling - 53% think Trump should step down to just 42% who think he should remain in office. (83% of Deathpublicans)


Suffolk University/USA Today Poll: 74 Percent Say Sexual Harassment Must Be Addressed Seriously - Suffolk University - Fifty-nine percent said they believe the accounts of women accusing prominent men of sexual harassment, while 5 percent believe these men's denials and 35 percent are undecided ... Over 84 percent of voters said that members of Congress should be barred from using public funds to settle sexual harassment and other workplace disputes, and over 89 percent said that the names of members of Congress involved in these settlements -- past and future -- should be make public
Single women find voice on sexual harassment -- There is a disparity between women and men, where women report higher incidences of sexual harassment, file more complaints, and feel that this is a watershed moment on sexual harassment in America. Men, on the other hand, feel sexual harassment is less prevalent, report it less, and are more apt to say that things will go back to where they were once the attention to this issue fades away. (they hope) ... "single/never married" women (49 percent) were aware, compared to married women (31 percent), widowed women (23 percent), and divorced women (22 percent) who were less aware

Farentholld won't seek reelection amid allegations of sexual harassment (semi-human lump of mashed potatoes is history) the sixth lawmaker to fall due to allegations of misconduct as Congress grapples with how to address what some aides have described as a culture of inappropriate behavior on Capitol Hill.

A politician cracked that women belong in the kitchen. A 'furious' woman just took his job ... Atlantic County Freeholder John L. Carman, had posted a meme on Facebook the day of the Women's March, showing a woman stirring a pot over a kitchen stove. "Will the woman's protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?" ... She beat him as a Democratic challenger in a Republican stronghold, winning by nearly 1,000 votes out of the 14,000 cast for the seat


Head of Congressional Ethics Office Sued for Abusing Position, Accused of Assaulting Women Foreign Policy - A key official involved in House investigations faces a federal lawsuit alleging misconduct.

Second woman accuses Kihuen of persistent, unwanted sexual advances - The Nevada Independent

Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women (EXCLUSIVE) Variety

At ESPN, the problems for women run deep - The Boston Globe

Morgan Spurlock Admits History Of Sexual Misconduct, Including Rape Accusation | HuffPost - Spurlock also admitted that he settled a sexual harassment allegation with his former assistant eight years ago.

New Allegation: Photographer Terry Richardson Sexually Assaulted Designer In His Studio Doorway | HuffPost - coming forward 10 years later because she hopes her story might help younger women in the fashion industry.

Why is legal academia still remaining (mostly) silent on Alex Kozinski? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But it remains striking how the most highly-trafficked legal academic blogs, most notably the Volokh Conspiracy (run by a former Kozinski clerk) and Taxprof (which normally at least links to discussions of every notable story in legal academia), refuse to print a word about this affair.
William Baude on Twitter: "My friend Heidi Bond's ... account of her clerkship for Judge Kozinski: https://t.co/mO1mUaD3Zi"
Judge Alex Kozinski made us all victims and accomplices. - For 20 years, I've felt it was too early to speak up about Judge Alex Kozinski. Now I fear it's too late. (Dahlia Lithwick)

Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson dies of 'probable suicide' in Mt. Washington
The Pope's Long Con - A Kentucky preacher-turned-politician's web of lies (KyCIR)
KY state rep. Dan Johnson - an accused child molester and definite insane person - posted this incoherent suicide note to his facebook page before killing himself : insanepeoplefacebook
Who killed Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson? Jews, probably. [First comment on an article about Johnson's death] : insanepeoplefacebook


An orgy of serious policy discussion with Paul Krugman - Ezra Klein


News media offers consistently warped portrayals of black families, study finds - The Washington Post -- Major media outlets routinely present a distorted picture of black families -- portraying them as dependent and dysfunctional -- while white families are more likely to be depicted as sources of social stability ... "This leaves people with the opinion that black people are plagued with self-imposed dysfunction that creates family instability and therefore, all their problems"
Video shows officers handcuffing a shrieking 11-year-old at gunpoint - The Washington Post (little black kid terrorized by copsters)

Activist DeRay Mckesson sues Fox News, media personality Jeanine Pirro for defamation - Baltimore Sun (the 105mph lady)

Mimi O'Donnell Reflects on the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Devastation of Addiction

Youngstown State University student picked up in Austintown sex sting | WKBN.com - Police said the Orwell man believed that he was meeting a 15-year-old boy for sex
Massage therapist pleads guilty to sexually abusing clients in D.C. - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Woman appears to get angry at Walnut Creek Starbucks customers for speaking Korean | KRON4.com


Disney buys much of Fox in megamerger that will shake world of entertainment and media - The Washington Post

Thursday Linkage - Lawyers, Guns & Money (for the HA Goodman thread)


5 Gender-Neutral Alternatives to Boyfriend and Girlfriend


How Europeans evolved white skin | Science | AAAS - Spaniards, in particular, shrank in stature 6000 years ago, perhaps as a result of adapting to colder temperatures and a poor diet.


Every. Single. Week. (x-post r/vaxxhappened) : insanepeoplefacebook


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The Postal Service kept him from renewing his DACA. Now he's in immigration detention. Pennsylvania father Osman Enriquez was waiting for a letter telling him to reapply. (ICE ethnic cleansing continues)

Rod Rosenstein: No good cause to fire Mueller - CNNPolitics

Monmouth University - Trump Rating Hits Record Low -- Democrats have 15 point edge in generic House vote -- current job rating stands at a net negative 32% approve and 56% disapprove. This marks his lowest rating in Monmounth's polling since taking office in January (5 points to 27% core crazy)
Iowa Poll: 60 percent of Iowans disapprove of Donald Trump (waking up?)


Republicans Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line - The New York Times


Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom? -- A president who'd all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama's presidential library or to shine George W. Bush's shoes ... With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low. (and this is USA Today saying that)
Trump's Twitter War with Kirsten Gillibrand Is a Reminder of What We Voted For - I suppose I should have something to say about the fact that the president* slut-shamed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the electric Twitter machine on Tuesday morning ... 62,984,825 Americans voted for this. (they voted for evil)

The reckoning on Republican shamelessness has only begun - The Washington Post -- There are four principal threats Trump represents. 1) Autocracy 2) Wealth disparity 3) Climate change 4) Courts

Special Elections So Far Point To A Democratic Wave In 2018 | FiveThirtyEight - Alabama is only the latest.

Alabama Senate election results: It's not just scandal: Moore lost in Alabama because the GOP agenda is toxically unpopular -- Republicans are now in trouble everywhere.
Support from women hands Democrats victory in Alabama: Exit polls - ABC News - 51 percent of voters said the allegations against Moore were definitely or probably true, vs. 44 percent who saw them as definitely or probably false. Those who believed Moore's accusers backed Jones by 90-8 percent. (56% women voted Jones, 58% men voted Trump)
Alabama election exit poll results - Washington Post -- Jones benefitted from near-unanimous support from black voters, historically large support from whites

Black Women Kept Roy Moore Out of Office. Here's How to Actually Thank Them.
How Black Voters Lifted Doug Jones Over Roy Moore (Bubba and Cooter)
Why Black Voters Backed Doug Jones: 'It's a Matter of Character for Us'

Democracy (or "Democracy") in Action -- @leonardocarella -- If yesterday's Alabama Senate race had been a House election, the Republicans, who got *fewer* votes, would have won 6 out of 7 seats, and the Democrats, who *won* the vote statewide, only 1 out of 7. That's how gerrymandered Alabama is (racist at their hearts)

The Infuriating Psychology of White Women Voting for Moore ... 63 percent of white women who voted in the Alabama Senate race cast their vote for Republican Roy Moore ... motivated reasoning, the theory that our group identity shapes the way we see the world, and the information we choose to take in or reject. (that doesn't really explain anything)

Doug Jones's victory scrambles the Republican congressional agenda
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; Blue Stars Fell on Alabama - Jones win another confirmation of Democratic momentum,
Why Unpopular In Parties Get Slaughtered - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns - The New York Times ("Reigns" "shows signs of life")
All The Republicans At Roy Moore's Party Had The Same Reaction | HuffPost - Blame everyone. Except the candidate accused of sexual assault.
Morning Digest: Doug Jones epic win in Alabama puts Senate in play for 2018
Seve Bannon's political science experiment blew up in Trump's face
"We've go to stop looking like idiots" : Charles Barkley tells Alabamians not to vote for Roy Moore
Congratulations, Steve Bannon, you just elected a Democrat in Alabama - The Washington Post (the face, the face)
Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate across the line. It is a terrible, terrible moment for Trump. This is total embarrassment.
Alabama Senate race: Democrats celebrate Doug Jones win as GOP bickers over what happened - The Washington Post
Donald Trump cannot stop endorsing losers - The Washington Post - losing streak in endorsements is now at three.
New York Daily News on Twitter: "Bama bucks the perv! https://t.co/9ZaMFXw7aA An early look at Wednesday's front... https://t.co/HkiiBl4v0V"
We Are in a Trump-Driven Worst-Case Situation Right Now ... Jones lost college-educated white women by just 7 percentage points; in 2012, Obama lost them by 55 points
Roy Moore lost the battle, but he's winning the war ... Moore's vision for the Republican Party is becoming a reality. (slave-owning pedophiles with no women voting ... "Alabama values")

Eschaton: Your Moment Of Zen
Doug Jones' Victory in Alabama Is a Small Miracle - I choose to believe that Selma put Doug Jones over the top because I believe that the country owes that particular place a debt that it only has begun to repay, a debt on which it reneged for decades.

This Is How Steve Bannon And Breitbart Tried To Sabotage Twitter (wizards in their own minds)



Omarosa throws tantrum, is escorted from White House after firing - NY Daily News ... "cursing and threatening" ... It got physical and she had to be removed, (kicking and screaming) villain turned senior White House official also ruffled feathers when she reportedly brought members of her 39-person bridal party to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for an extended wedding photo shoot ... unannounced April visit ... "I brought the black vote.' General Kelly said 'no you did not. It's not there." (there is not "black vote" he said)
The Manigault Line - Lawyers, Guns & Money
April Ryan: Omarosa fired by Kelly, escorted out of White House | TheHill
Omarosa Out of the White House - American Urban Radio Networks
Omarosa Tried to 'Storm the Residence' in Reality TV-Style Ouster


Joe Biden Consoles Meghan McCain in Powerfully Emotional TV Moment - Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared a truly powerful emotional moment Wednesday morning on The View while discussing how cancer has affected their loved ones.

Employers would pocket $6.1 billion of workers' tips under Trump administration's proposed "tip seatling" rule (yes, they can now steal employees' tips)

"Nikki Haley Stuck a Knife in His Back" : Roger Stone Is Already Writing the Story of Trump's Downfall

Democratic lawmaker: Women's clothing an 'invitation' to harassment -- 'I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,' Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) tells fellow Democrats at a private meeting.

Alt-Right Hyped Sexual Harassment Hoax to Attack Schumer - The fake document accusing Sen. Chuck Schumer of sexual harassment copied language from a real document that exposed Rep. John Conyers ... Charles Johnson and Mike Cernovich boasted of obtaining a document that would put a senator out of a job. (Cernovich pranked, thinks Soros is behind it)

This Is The Daily Stormer's Playbook | HuffPost - A leaked style guide reveals they're Nazis about grammar (and about Jews).

Is Becoming the Party That Tolerates Sexual Misconduct Excellent News For the Republican Party? (SPOILER: No) - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too - The New York Times
Salma Hayek divulges years of terrifying abuse by Harvey Weinstein : news
Salma Hayek divulges years of terrifying abuse by Harvey Weinstein

Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women - The New York Times - a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment -- and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say. (another everybody knew but he was too powerful/vengeful)
Five more women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct across three decades - LA Times

PBS Suspends 'Tavis Smiley' Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation (the reckoning continues)

Accused of molesting a teenage girl, Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson refuses to resign - The Washington Post - woke his daughter's friend during a sleepover in 2013 and forced himself on her, slipping his hands up her shirt and bra and putting his fingers in her vagina ... the boozy weekend parties Johnson would throw at the "Pope's House" -- the fellowship hall next to the Heart of Fire Church. Those parties, KyCIR reported, featured scantily clad women, body shots and costumes. (very evangelical)
Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson, who was accused of molesting a teenage girl likely killed himself, coroner says - The Washington Post - Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson was found dead Wednesday, an official said, days after allegations surfaced that he had molested a member of his church when she was 17. ... alleges the Republican's persona is orchestrated to mask a series of concerning incidents -- including sexual abuse, arson and false testimony ... In 2016, while running for office, he posted racist photos on his Facebook page that compared President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to monkeys. He disregarded calls for him to drop out of the race -- and won.
Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington : news

Exclusive: Ex-Farenthold aide shares new details of vulgar and abusive behavior - CNNPolitics

'Top Chef' cuts John Besh from episode after sexual harassment allegations -- after more than two dozen women alleged his company fostered a culture of sexual harassment ("kitchen culture")
An Open Letter to (Male) Chefs - Tom Colicchio -- Enough; Because deep down men know that sexist shit-talk is just a lazy substitute for real wit.
Kitchen workers sue McCormick & Schmick's alleging sexual harassment
Hip New York Restaurant Reportedly had a 'rape room'

A singer spoke up about sexual harassment in country music. Now she's being sued

Head of health care union suspended over allegations of inappropriate behavior - The Boston Globe - Tyrik D. Lee faces accusations of sexual harassment

Netflix Executive Fired After Discounting Rape Accusations Against Danny Masterson : news

Warren Sapp on sexual harassment allegations: You are not going to put that on me' ...
Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused of Sexual Misconduct (another weird face) ... admits to a "too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women."


New York Times D.C. bureau adds fact-checker - POLITICO

Variety

How Arizona Cops "Legally" Shoot People : videos


THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50% of HIV patients. Cognitive function decreases partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in the brain, and THC acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. : science
Medical Professionals of Reddit, When was someone's self diagnoses surprisingly accurate? : AskReddit


Women rate the strongest men as the most attractive, study finds. Height and leanness were appealing attributes, too, but strength played an outsize role in the ratings of a man's torso : science (girls like hunks)

ELI5: Why is it considered dangerous to reheat rice yet it's safe to have in ready meals? : explainlikeimfive

Portland Meteorologist rips apart "Flat Earthers" in under 5 minutes : videos


What is the creepiest disappearance case that you know about? : AskReddit
Straight people of reddit- What questions do you have for the LGBT community that you wouldn't ask in person? : AskReddit
What can you recite from memory? : AskReddit

We messed up. We're sorry, and we're not rolling out the fees change. (Patron)

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Alaska is warming so fast, quality-control algorithms are kicking the data - The Washington Post ... The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on Earth, and Barrow is in the thick of it. With less and less sea ice to reflect sunlight, the temperature around the North Pole is speeding upward.

Poland's autocratic counterrevolution draws nearer (the face)


2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a 'made-up story' (told by the liar of the year)

Mueller's investigation is closing in on Trump. Congress must protect his investigation | Max Bergmann and Max Boot | Opinion | The Guardian - The closer Mueller gets to Trump, the likelier it is that Trump will act to try to end his investigation. That's why he must be rotected now
Trump Lawyers Want A Second Special Counsel | HuffPost (counter-investigation)


The Trump administration's tax 'report' reads like fan fiction (satan's minions always lie and facts are so Obama's thing so forget it)
Sarah Sanders Completely Rattled as Jim Acosta and WH Reporters Grill Her On Fake News Claims | Mediaite
CNN's Jim Acosta cites access threat from White House's Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Report: Americans view Trump White House as the most corrupt government institution - The Washington Post
Corruption in the USA: The difference a year makes - Transparency International - New public opinion survey compares 2017 with 2016 -- Nearly six in ten people now say that the level of corruption has risen in the past twelve months, up from around a third who said the same in January 2016 ... 44 per cent of Americans believe that corruption is pervasive in the White House, up from 36 per cent in 2016. (swamp drained)

Feminism is word of the year, Merriam-Webster announces - LA Times< No one should be surprised by journalism -- sexual harassment problem -- Women in the industry have long been treated as second-class citizens ... Journalism was the only category where women received more abuse than men, with female journalists and TV news presenters receiving roughly three times as much abuse as their male counterparts.

Schumer calls cops after forged sex scandal charge - Axios

U.S. House Democratic women seek probe of Trump misconduct accusations
A running list of the eyewitnesses who prove Trump's innocence on sexual misconduct
Donald Trump Claims He 'Never Met' Accusers Like PEOPLE's Natasha Stoynoff, But We Have the Photo
Sixth senator says Trump should resign - POLITICO
Trump respects women, you disgusting floozy - The Washington Post - Trump respects women more than anybody, you bimbo. You bleeding badly from a face-lift fat pig, why would you think Trump did not respect women or might harass them or assault them or single them out in any way, when they let him do anything, because he is a star?

Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning - The Washington Post

Alabama Election Results: Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in U.S. Senate Race The New York Times (12,000 votes)
Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race - The New York Times
HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Democrat Doug Jones wins Senate race in Alabama, defeating Republican Roy Moore - The Washington Post
Democrats Just Scored A Historic Win In Alabama
Doug Jones Projected to win Alabama Senate : news

What The Hell Is Happening With These Alabama Polls? | FiveThirtyEight
In final-hour order, court rules that Alabama can destroy digital voting records after all | AL.com - Alabama is allowed to destroy digital voting records created at the polls during today's U.S. Senate election after all.
Who Won the Alabama Special Election? Watch the Live Results Here
5 things to watch in Alabama's Senate Election
What it would take for a Democrat to win Alabama - Washington Post

Roy Moore Emerges From Hiding for a Weird Election-Eve Rally ... ever traveled down a dirt path in rural southeast Alabama in December and arrived at a barn in the woods to find Steve Bannon, Representative Louie Gohmert, Sheriff D Election Results 2017 avid Clarke, Roy and Kayla Moore, a woman performing an interpretive dance in front of a tree, and several inflatable alligators?
NBC News on Twitter: "Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, accuses media of painting couple as anti-Semitic.
"Let me set the record straight.. One of our attorneys is a Jew" (And that really happened) (Kayla is very strange)
Horse Twitter Comes for Roy Moore
'Dear Alabama' Goes Viral As Folks Make Heartfelt Pleas To Reject Roy Moore | HuffPost
Alabama Voters To Decide Whether Accused Child Molester Becomes Their Senator | HuffPost
Some good reasons to vote for Roy Moore - The Washington Post -- On the other hand, if you ignore everything he has ever said or done in the course of his entire public life and imagine he is someone different, Moore is a pretty good person to have in the Senate. It is important to hear both sides. (controlling womens' bodies is their highest priority, including the women)

No, Christians do not face looming persecution in America - The Washington Post (George Soros is coming for your crossess)

I'm Not Convinced Franken Should Quit By Zephyr Teachout

The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct' ... the political journalist best known for ending Anthony Scaramucci's brief Trump White House career

Tawdry Tales Depict a Texas Congressman's Frat House on the Hill (non-human Blake Farenthold, another rageaholic abusive harrassing asshole, Rethugs love him)

NFL Network Suspends Three Ex-Players Over Sex-Harassment Claims - Bloomberg - The former football players, including Heath Evans and Ike Taylor, allegedly groped and made sexually explicit comments to female colleague Jami Cantor (the usual toxic male sociopathic man-boys ... touch mah dick hahaha)
NFL Network Suspends Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans After Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Anthony Bourdain's War on Famous Creeps -- The chef has, thanks to his partner Asia Argento, become one of the most outspoken famous guys when it comes to calling out bad celebrity men
Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment - The New York Times ... Even by the loose standards of the hospitality business, where rowdy drinking sessions after shifts and playful sexual banter are part of the culture, employees described Mr. Friedman's restaurants as unusually sexualized and coercive. Ten women said that Mr. Friedman, 56, had subjected them to unwanted sexual advances: (where Batali liked to hang out)
'I want to see you naked': When alcohol flowed, Mario Batali turned abusive, workers say

'Today' Ratings Continue to Surge After Matt Lauer Departure

Brooklyn teen used her last breaths to tell cops who shot her after she rejected man's advances

Child sex trafficking - as easy in Seattle as ordering a pizza; Police estimate up to 500 teens, some children as young as 12 years old, are working as sex slaves every day in King County. : news

If you miss Gawker, don't let Peter Thiel buy its archives (speaking of pure evil)


That was no typo: The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8 - The Boston Globe

My Not Too Fast, Not Too Furious Ride In A Self-Driving Uber (give them their own streets and they'll be fine )


A new study shows that dogs are smarter than cats, with dogs' brains having as many as twice as many neurons as cats' brains despite being smaller : science

Study on humans reveals male homosexuality is connected to maternal immune responsivity to Y-linked protein NLGN4Y : science

3200 years ago empires and societies throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean completely collapsed, all complex politico-economic structures were abolished, and cities & towns were abandoned. A newly published hieroglyphic decipher tells of an invasion of a great mysterious army- The Sea Peoples. : science

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 200 miles deep - The Washington Post

Astronomers probe 'Oumuamua for signs of intelligent life - The Washington Post ... Oumuamua has the optimal design of a vessel meant to travel through space
Scientists To Study Mysterious Interstellar Asteroid For Signs Of Alien Technology | HuffPost .... "we are very realistic about the chances this is artificial" (don't believe your eyes)
Interstellar asteroid to be checked for alien technology : news

ELI5: What is so different about their pathways that causes aspirin to be useful in anti-platelet therapy and Ibuprofen to be a detrimental factor regarding heart disease? : explainlikeimfive


TIL that John Travolta has a rank of Khakhan within Scientology which means he could kill someone and get away with it as the Church would cover it up as part of Ethics protection : todayilearned

How to Hijack Amazon Prime Now for Good : videos
What don't you see anymore?
What are some deeply unsettling facts? : AskReddit
What is the most statistically unlikely thing that has ever happened to you? : AskReddit
What do you really need to get off your chest right now? : AskReddit


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Climate Change Has Come for Los Angeles
David Wallace-Wells on Twitter: "NBC news in LA is reporting that the wildfires are now burning down Rupert Murdoch's house." 6 Dec 2017 (hilarious and terrifying thread)
Mike Davis - The Ecology of Fear -- The Case for Letting Malibu Burn pdf

Suicide bomber strikes New York City at rush hour | New York Post - An ISIS-inspired suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, seriously wounding himself and injuring three others (allahu fuckbar)
Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'low tech device' ... 27-year-old Akayed Ullah


21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces - The Washington Post (good Buddhists)

What Putin Really Wants - The Atlantic - The Myth of Vladimir Putin the Puppet Master -- strongman president has many Americans convinced of his manipulative genius. He's just a gambler who won big


Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society - The Verge - No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth


Ex-Spy Chief: Russia's Election Hacking Was An 'Intelligence Failure' -- Former acting CIA director Michael Morell says the agency missed the meddling until it was too late. (Barry spied on everybody but the Russians)

Schiff: Evidence of coordination between Trump campaign and Russia 'prety damning'
The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier - Bloomberg - Unpleasant facts are spilling out. Republicans don't want to know them. ... "it is highly likely that special counsel Robert Mueller will find that there is a provable case that the president committed a felony offense," namely obstruction. (the Party of Pedophiles could care less)
Focus on Flynn, Trump timeline suggests obstruction is on Mueller's mind - NBC News
Report Suggests Trump Told Michael Flynn to Lie to the FBI

As Russia probes progress, one name is missing: Bannon's -- People close to the probe say the former campaign and White House strategist will be a key witness for prosecutors and Hill investigators ('ol red eyes)
This big development in the Mueller probe could put Trump in danger - The Washington Post - Did any of Trump's top officials -- or Trump himself -- direct Flynn to lie to the FBI about these contacts?
Jailed Russian hacker says the FSB coordinated his cyber-attacks on Hillary Clinton and the DNC

"Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages" -- Glenn spills 3217 words on this deeply humiliating debacle- the most humiliating that the US media has suffered in ages, dontcha know. (Greenwald looking stupid again)

8.8 million Americans face big tax hike if Republicans scrap the medical deduction ("if" hahaha)
Trump Takes Credit for Killing Hundreds of Regulations That Were Already Dead - Bloomberg - Overblown claims of sweeping deregulation. (liar in chief elected by deluded liars)

Four thoughts on the story that almost broke the #ToddlerinChief thread - The Washington Post - Regarding the sixty-source New York Times story confirming that the president has the emotional maturity of a four-year old.
A tufts professor 'broke Twitter' with this crazy-long thread about Donald Trump
Daniel W. Drezner on Twitter: "I'll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops treating him like a toddler.

Paper Tiger | New Republic - Why the media shouldn't be distracted by Trump's attacks on them ... Trump is simply continuing down a path Obama laid out for him. (good job, Barry)


Poll: Discrimination Against Women Is Common Across Races, Ethnicities, Identities : NPR - Discrimination in the form of sexual harassment has been in the headlines for weeks now, but new poll results being released by NPR show that other forms of discrimination against women are also pervasive in American society.


Atlanta Mayoral Race Shows What Happens When Progressives Don't Compromise -- The race in Atlanta between a Democrat and conservative-leaning independent appears to be headed to a recount. How did we get here? (very special snowflake Berniebos at work)
Politics as Tattoos, Revisited - Lawyers, Guns & Money - how progressives responded to the Atlanta mayoral election when the Bernie-approved candidate failed to reach the top two for the runoff. (virtue-signaling by white berniebros)
Let Me Show You My Pure Political Positioning Like I Show You My New Tattoo. Me, Me, Me ... Did you need a purity critique of Doug Jones from the left? Well here you go! ... I mean, really, what's the difference between a pederast theocrat and a fairly liberal guy running for Senate from Alabama who hasn't endorsed Full Communism? Not enought to matter! ... And here you have everything wrong with the leftist consumerist model of electoral politics in one paragraph. (from "Alex" on "Medium")


Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would 'eliminate many problems' (Make Slavery Great Again)
Rise of the Roypublicans - The New York Times (Make Pedophilia Great Again)
Shadowy Facebook Ads That Pushed Trump Are Back in Alabama - Three months after Mark Zuckerberg pledged to stop external forces from disproportionately affecting U.S. elections, targeted ads are bombarding voters in a pivotal Senate race (another Zuckerfucked election)
No One Ever Drowned in Roy Moore's Car - Say what one will about Roy Moore, but unlike Kennedy, he did not make a career of debauchery, and no one ever drowned in his car. (American "Thinker" but the Kennedy's were creepy and Republicans prefer pedophiles)


4 Trump Accusers Call On Congress To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims | HuffPost - People are being held accountable for unwanted behavior, but we are not holding our president accountable for what he is and who he is ... this is a lifetime of him and how he treats women
Trump's Accusers to Demand Probe at Monday Press Conference
Woman: Donald Trump Groped Me and Called Me a C*nt
Trump accusers renew sexual misconduct charges against him, say it was 'heartbreaking' to see him elected
Two Senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations
Kirsten Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign - CNNPolitics

How Trump came around to an accused child molester - politico - full embrace of scandal-tarred Roy Moore.

The Latest: Dem concerned about teen pages if Moore wins - ABC News
Fox News Poll: Enthused Democrats give Jones lead over Moore in Alabama | Fox News - Jones leads Moore by 10 points in Alabama
Monmouth University - Slight differences in turnout could change the outcome of tomorrow's special U.S. Senate election in Alabama.
Nebraska RNC Official Joyce Simmons Resigns in Protest of Roy Moore Support - The Daily Beast
The Alabama Senate Race May Have Already Been Decided - The New York Times (photo-id to surpress black voters)
The Republican Overseeing the Alabama Election Doesn't Think Voting Should Be Easy (for black voters)
How Steve Bannon Rescued Roy Moore's Campaign Against All Odds ... "master strategist" (of white supremacy)
Congresswoman Moves To Protect Senate Pages From Accused Molester Roy Moore | HuffPost
Alabama's desire not to be embarrassed may be the best thing going for Doug Jones
As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state 'deserves better' than Moore
Condoleezza Rice: Alabama Senate election one of history's most significant ... As a native daughter, I remain at heart - an Alabaman who loves our state and its devotion to faith, family, and country (wait, not Alabamian??)
Barack Obama tells Alabama voters to reject Roy Moore - CNNPolitics ... "this one's serious, you can't sit it out"


This Moment Isn't (Just) About Sex. It's Really About Work
Why a Short Story About a Terrible Date Went Viral - "Cat Person"

Mario Batali Takes Leave Following Sexual Miscondutc But that Allegations - Eater NY - Four women accuse the chef of inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades, according to dozens of Eater interviews (looks like Harvey)
S.E. Cupp on Twitter: "Not the explanation I would have offered. Sexual harassment/assault isn't about having too much "fun."

12 Notorious Matt Lauer Stories ... At best, Lauer allowed Curry's firing. At worst, he orchestrated it: Her exit came in tandem with him re-upping his lucrative contract ... Curry described her final months at Today as "professional torture."

Alex Kozinski - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I will be particularly curious to see what the gang at the Volokh Conspiracy, who blog at the newspaper that broke the story, have to say, if anything (Eugene Volokh is a former Kozinski clerk).

Has Bryan Singer's Empire Finallly Crumbled ... accused of raping a minor ... a new lawsuit was filed against him by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who alleges the director forced a then 17-year-old Sanchez-Guzman to perform oral sex on him before raping him on a yacht in 2003.
Details Emerge About Accusations Against Ashbrook | WBUR News (rageaholic abusive sexual harrasser asshole and why does BUR keep running a 20 yr-old pic of the creep?) In an interview shortly after Ashbrook was placed on leave, General Manager Charlie Kravetz said he is committed to a positive work environment for everyone at WBUR. (hahah pretty funny, charlie)
NPR host Tom Ashbrook suspended alleged sexual misconduct ... The allegations include that he engaged in "creepy" sex talks and gave unwanted hugs, neck and back rubs to 11 mostly young women and men who worked on the show ... Ashbrook, a former Boston Globe foreign editor, reporter, author and internet entrepreneur, has hosted On Point for 16 years (career over, jerko, oh and he's really gay)
'On Point' host Tom Ashbrook accused of 'creepy' sex talks, unwanted touching of co-workers (and the 20 yr-old pic of the creep)
Longtime NPR Host Tom Ashbrook Is Facing Misconduct Allegations - Bloomberg (updated pic of the creep)
Tom Ashbrook (@tomashbrooknpr) | Twitter (creep's twitter goes silent)


Shot by Cops and Forgetten : Police shoot far more people than anyone realized, a VICE News investigation reveals -- police in these departments shoot black people at a higher rate and shoot unarmed people far more often than any data has shown. (America has a huge dirty cop problem)


Faculties' outcries slow UA System's tenure-policy redo - Mobile (Arkansas continues dismantling its educational system because Republican hate people who know things)



A brand new Boston, even whiter than the old - The Boston Globe - The city had a rare opportunity to build a new neighborhood for all Bostonians. Instead it built Seaport ($18 billion in taxpayer money given to rich white people and developers, screwed black folks, hey it's Boston)
Boston. Racism. Image. Reality: The Spotlight team takes on our hardest question - The Boston Globe - The Spotlight team takes on our hardest question



Scientists are slowly unlocking the secrets of the Earth

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Who Really Matters in Utah? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area's uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill (it was always about the uranium and they knew if they made up a story about Hillary stealing it, then they could because people would remember Hillary +Utah is the new W.Va)

Violence Flares Near U.S. Embassy In Beirut Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision | HuffPost - Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the U.S. embassy. ("canons")

Sweden attack: 'Masked men attack Gothenburg synagogue with petrol bombs' | World | News | Express.co.uk -- Gothenburg, Sweden

What happens when society ignores sexual assault? You get Lesotho, where girls aren't even safe at the grocery store ... "Boys and men are just like that; they cannot control themselves. They treat women as they wish and we have to accept it"


The campaign to delegitimize the Russia probe is well under way - LA Times (Bannonski and Shamity leading)
People can't stop reading a professor's theory of a Trump-Russia conspiracy -- true or not (they made a deal in 2013 so it's treason, not just collusio)
20/ America was SOLD OUT by men who wanted POWER and were willing to trade U.S. POLICY to get it
Seth Abramson on Twitter: "BREAKING: On November 2, 2016 -- the day True Pundit threatened to leak fake NYPD-held Clinton emails if Comey didn't indict Clinton ...


Eschaton: The President Show - On teevee. -- Before taking office, Mr. Trump told top aides to think of each presidential day as an episode in a television show in which he vanquishes rivals. People close to him estimate that Mr. Trump spends at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that, in front of a television, sometimes with the volume muted, marinating in the no-holds-barred wars of cable news and eager to fire back.

Eschaton: What's Wrong With Trump - Every time I try to think what the conservative #nevertrumpers object to about Trump, I can't come up with much. He's gauche and crass. He isn't part of their inner circle. He doesn't listen to their sage advice. Okay, he might blow up the world, but a lot of the neocon nevertrumpers want to do that, too. Sure he says the quiet part out loud, but so does every Republican sometimes. Their policy objections are....?


As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class - The Washington Post (except it never was the "focus" but otherwise, everyone is fucked)

Fascism Runs in My American Family - A large portion of Americans actually agree with the hateful things these men spew ... 35% of people voting for Donald Trump admitted to having a favorable opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin, nearly four times as many as those who held a favorable opinion of outgoing President Barack Obama. (there's the problem)
Trump Didn't Start the Fire (for the comments)

More women plan to run for Congress than ever before - Axios

Why the #MeToo Moment Should Be Ready for a Backlash - POLITICO Magazine - As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution.

Donald Trump, Roy Moore, and the Degradation of the G.O.P. | The New Yorker - In less than a year, the President, with help from the Alabama Senate candidate, has so damaged the Party that it may never recover ... Put another way, if the Party is willing to give its money and its credibility to protect a candidate accused of molesting teen-agers, what might it talk itself into doing to protect the President? Robert Mueller may be interested in the answer.

Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has 'Never Seen Anything Like This' ... Mr. Moore has gone about creating a real-life political science experiment, testing whether last year's presidential campaign was an anomaly or whether voters remain just as willing to shrug off truth-stretching, multiple charges of sexual misconduct and incendiary speech ... "The rest of the state is in a time warp. They never progressed out of the '50's. They don't think. It's sad. ... But he's our son of a bitch, and I'm voting for him." (George Wallace voters +"they don't think")

Days before election, Roy Moore disappears from campaign trail
Trump Recorded Campaign Robocall For Roy Moore | HuffPost - The president is all in for the GOP Alabama Senate candidate.

Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican - The New York Times (because they are Satangelical)


CAA agent accused of offering sex in exchange for access to directors and a Hollywood star - LA Times - The agent, Cade Hudson, made the offers in 2013, according to text messages reviewed by The Times, as well as interviews with the recipient of the messages, actor Sean Rose. The texts show that Hudson offered to perform oral sex on Rose and solicited the actor for as much as $1,000, even though he was told the actor was heterosexual ... The New York Times reported Tuesday that several CAA agents knew about Weinstein's misconduct but still sent actresses to meet him.

Watch: Fox complains women reporting rape will make Christmas parties less "festive" | Shareblue Media - Fox News host Laura Ingraham is worried that women speaking out about sexual harassment and abuse is 'just killing all the fun of Christmas' (which was always about dragging girls under the mistletoe +what's wrong with her face?)

Fenway Health CEO resigns under pressure over handling of sex harassment complaints - The Boston Globe - Dr. Stephen L. Boswell

Privileged White Man Scandalized by Stupid College Essays and Stupid Tweets - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Frank Bruni is weird but very special)



Mass. is tackling marijuana rules this week. Here's what to watch for


Police officer broke shopper's leg, arrested over a tomato. : news (dirty psycho-cop)

What I am detained for? Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested in Miami

Dan Brown faces possible new plagiarism lawsuit over The Da Vinci Code

What's the worst thing you unknowingly did as a child?
Woman burns down home trying to kill bedbugs : news

Big ISPs Spent $1 Million Attacking Colorado Community Broadband

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National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen: "When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like" (Republicans killing the planet, species by species)

Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows

'Lead us not into' what? Pope Francis suggests changing the words of the Lord's Prayer (lead, fall, or expose?)

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over - BBC News

Israeli jets hit Gaza following rocket fire, as protests surge in wake of Trump announcement - The Washington Post

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Is Pushing His Country To The Brink. Will It Hold Together? | HuffPost - The nightmare scenario is the loud, messy collapse of a society full of weapons, money, frustrated young people and extremist tendencies.

US senator on North Korea: "Most Americans don't realize how close we are to this war"
This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold - The Washington Post - In one all-too-plausible worst-case scenario, millions die from mistakes and a tweet.
Kim Jong Un Posing With Millions Of Spuds Sparks Photo-Editing Battle | HuffPost

The British people will be in control if they dislike the Brexit deal (say the Tories and Tabloids)

Trump approves new Russia sanctions for violating Cold War arms pact - POLITICO

U.S. Diplomat's Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department -- stinging resignation letter offers a glimpse into the weakening State Department under Trump ... with the White House handing over authority to the Pentagon to shape the country foreign policy

Inside Trump's Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw

Trump watches up to eight hours of TV per day: report | TheHill (Fox and Friends) During his trip to Asia last month, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he doesn't watch much television at the White House because he's busy "reading documents"

Florida rally cheers when Republican predicts Trump's erusalem embassy decision may usher in Armageddon -- Republican state Senator Doug Broxson represents the Florida Panhandle

The Mueller Investigation Is in Mortal Danger - If there was any single event that would cause the Republican elite to openly revolt against the ongoing Trumpification of their party, it would be the nomination of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate in Alabama. (party of evil knows no limits)

NO DEAL: How Secret Talks With Russia To Prevent Election Meddling Collapsed - With the 2018 midterms on the horizon, Moscow proposed a sweeping noninterference agreement with the United States, US officials tell BuzzFeed News. The Trump administration said no.

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened (says Glenn "I am not a Russian" Greenwald)

Trump will not speak publicly at opening of Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum

Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument - The Washington Post (you can't make shit like this up)

GOP's all-out assault on justice ... Shamefully, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee launched an all-out assault on the special counsel and the FBI -- choosing to protect Trump at the cost of Americans's faith in the justice system and the rule of law.

Is this the beginning of the end of the exit poll? - POLITICO - Frustration with the much-maligned Election Day fixture boils over.

Trump asked RNC chairwoman to stop using 'Romney' in her name

Trump admin scraps Obama-era proposal requiring airlines to disclose bag fees | TheHill (the swamp is almost drained)

Eschaton: Nazis - Perhaps not the important point, but imagine the rich intellectual culture of Steve King. (he's a good 'ol white boy)
White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For Years | HuffPost Rep Steve King's latest tweet once again puts him in the company of neo-Nazis, KKK members and fascists (speaks for you, Iowa)


Eschaton: The Best People - Rahm knows how to pick them. CHICAGO (AP) The head of Chicago's public schools system on Friday stepped down from his job amid allegations by the system's inspector general that he engaged in "full-blown cover-up" to block an ethics investigation. (and so did Barry)


Bitter Senate race tests Alabama's image in the country -- and at home (are we all racist white idiot assholes?) ... state's image had already taken a hit with the resignation of then-governor Robert Bentley (R) in April, after pleading guilty to two campaign finance misdemeanors in connection with a scandal involving secret recordings of inappropriate sexual conversations by Bentley with a woman who is not his wife ... Moore supported by more than 6 in 10 whites -- including a clear majority of white women ...
Roy Moore accuser Beverly Nelson says she regrets voting for Trump: 'The swamp is getting deeper' ("drain" = "fill" you know)
Fox News issues correction on Roy Moore accuser yearbook 'forgery' headline
Truck Ad Featuring Ivanka Trump Bashing Roy Moore Trolls Dad's Rally | HuffPost

Ex-Fox News Anchor Juliet Huddy Says Trump Kissed Her On Lips After A Lunch | HuffPost

Ex-Fox News anchor claims Trump tried to kiss her | Page Six

Congress reeling from sexual harassment deluge | TheHill
Scandal cost three congressmen their jobs this week. The last time something like this happened, it was over slavery. - The Washington Post

Brzezinski questions Franken accuser: 'Playboy model who goes on Hannity, voted for Trump'
Al Franken, martyr - The Washington Post

Public radio host Tom Ashbrook placed on leave; undisclosed allegations are being investigated - The Washington Post (how many times did he have Pat Robertson on his show?)

After Trent Franks, men worry if asking subordinates to bear their child is still okay - The Washington Post

Sex, Drugs, Glamour, Emptiness: Bryan Singer's Teen Ex-Lover Bares All About Life In Director's Orbit
Bryan Singer dangled the lure of a minor role in an X-Men movie, but the promised audition never happened. Disillusioned and exhausted by Singer's sexual demands over the course of their year-long relationship the teenager eventually moved to Fort Worth, Texas, to live with his father ... Why does Bryan Singer associate with so so many convicted and accused child molesters?

Eschaton: Baster Optional - I think we all assumed this was this case. -- Female aides said Franks suggested intercourse to impregnate them

Report: Taxpayers Forked Out $220,000 To Settle Sex Harassment Suit Against Florida Rep | HuffPost - It's the second known instance of a lawmaker using taxpayer dollars to quiet misconduct allegations. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.)

Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army's Star Quarterback of Rape

Assemblyman Matt Dababneh to resign following sexual misconduct allegations - LA Times - ssemblyman Matt Dababneh said Friday he is resigning from office at the end of the month, a decision that comes four days after he was publicly accused of masturbating in front of a lobbyist and other inappropriate behavior.

Media, including Globe, walk fine line in the age of 'MeToo' ... "A female employee in her 20s filed an internal complaint against a Globe journalist. She said he propositioned her to have sex with his wife, using vulgar sexual language, according to the employee who filed the complaint." (in the 12th paragraph)

Isaly steps down from hedge fund giant OrbiMed after harassment claims - largest and most powerful biotech hedge fund, is stepping down from his leadership role at OrbiMed Advisors following a barrage of sexual harassment allegations published by STAT ... in 2008 and 2009 ... All the firm's investment professionals in the Manhattan headquarters were men, and the vast majority of OrbiMed's female employees worked as executive assistants ("barrage" against abusive misogynistic harrassing demeaning asshole hedgie #dirtyfinancialmen)

Charlie Sheen Sues for Defamation Over Report That Claimed He Raped Corey Haim : news


Severly underweight quadriplegic woman mistreated and humiliated by Northwestern Hospital. Room illegally searched by police because administrators saw her using CBD for pain relief on YouTube. Despite being dangerously underweight, not fed for 24 hours and forced to sit in own urine. Jump to 5:28. : videos

Arizona Cop Acquitted for Killing Man Crawling Down Hotel Hallway While Begging for His Life - Hit & Run : Reason.com - Body camera footage released after jury reaches verdict.
Ex-Arizona police officer acquitted of murder in shooting of unarmed man : news
TIL the job of police officer isn't even in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the USA, with a population of 379 million only 1 million people work in law enforcement in the USA, and according to FBI in 2016 only 118 officers died in the line of duty of which 52 were accidental and 66 were felonious. : todayilearned

Police Taser boy with broken back 19 times - Authorities say they were trying to "keep him from getting hurt' Authorities say their use of a Taser weapon should not be questioned, because they were trying to help Hutchinson to safety. (2008)


Judge: Mug shots, arrest reports of officials are public in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe


First in human gene therapy profoundly reduces bleeding and improves quality of life in hemophilia A patients : science

Pornography use linked to dissatisfaction with sexual variety among men -- but not women : science

TIL scientists discovered a dinosaur tail perfectly preserved in amber. It is full of feathers. : todayilearned


Higher educational attainment is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

Whats the biggest thing holding mankind back right now? : AskReddit

Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of matter excitonium

Playing Super Mario 64 increases hippocampal grey matter in older adults : science

How will humanity react to alien life? Psychologists have some predictions. - The Washington Post (down the comment tree: "How will humanity react to alien life?" Finding humanity is the greater challenge these days.

It's that time of year again, what is your biggest prediction for 2018?
One hundred years after his birth, Arthur C. Clarke is still the undisputed master : books
The mysterious Sri Lankan world of Arthur C. Clarke | The Independent - denied a newspaper claim that he is a paedophile.
Arthur C Clarke not a paedophile: Sri Lanka - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - had been cleared of decade-old paedophilia allegations before his death last week.
My Mormon co-worker finds it funny when people ask if he has multiple wives (he doesn't) So for his Christmas card this year, he decided to commit to the bit to freak people out.
Hillary Thiccton : PunchedSoHard
What are some underrated subreddits? : AskReddit
Guys, what is better than sex? : AskReddit


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Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 62. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052. - The New York Times


Argentine ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner charged with treason - The Washington Post -- and sought her arrest over allegations that she covered up possible Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires ... which killed 85 people, in exchange for a potentially lucrative trade deal ... The charges stem from an investigation initially conducted by Alberto Nisman, a crusading prosecutor who accused Fernandez of a coverup in 2015 and was later found dead in the bathroom of his apartment with a bullet in his right temple. (the reckonings continue)

DR Congo: 14 U.N. peacekeepers dead, dozens hurt in 'juge attack'


This Erik Prince Transcript Is Unbelievable - Take a seat ... t has been a terrific week for what used to be called contempt of Congress, back when we had a Congress run by people less worthy of contempt.
Who's Got More Chutzpah: Junior or Sarah Huckabee Sanders? - A showdown for the ages ... The pride of Ouachita Baptist University is presuming to tell John Lewis the real meaning of the sacrifices made by people like ... The pride of Ouachita Baptist University is presuming to tell John Lewis the real meaning of the sacrifices made by people like ... John Lewis?

Russian social media executive sought to help Trump campaign in 2016, emails show - The Washington Post< Email shows effort to give Trump camp WikiLeaks docs - CNNPolitics (Junior is definitely pardon material)
Email pointed Trump campaign to WikiLeaks documents that were already public - The Washington Post

F.B.I. Warned Hope Hicks About Emails From Russian Operatives - The New York Times

Trump's mental meltdown (JoeScar)
I study liars. I've never seen one like President Trump. He tells far more lies, and far more cruel ones, than ordinary people do ... That rate has been accelerating. Starting in early October, The Post's tracking showed that Trump told a remarkable nine lies a day, outpacing even the biggest liars in our research.

Another study bombs Clinton-Trump campaign coverage - The Washington Post (but emailz rigged it for Trumpster +Baquet in usual clueless denial)


Obamacare deal faces moment of truth -- House conservatives thumb their nose at the Maine moderate (little Susie got conned, Mainers will die more)

Eschaton: I Got Mad Online A Lot - The Obama administration response to the financial crisis was very bad. And unlike many things which happened during the Obama administration, the excuses are limited. They couldn't blame Republicans or even Joe Lieberman. They had a big no strings slush fund that they could spend and they didn't even spend it! And people suffered.
Fake Balance and Asymmetrical Polarization: A Dismal Combination - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Krugman
An independent journalism expert appointed to evaluate the magazine's act checking program said the publication was not prepared. (you've been both--sides zuckerfucked)

All Hat, No Cattle - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The sheer ambition and the utter lack of principles come through loud and clear. But the best part is the end, one of the best endings to a savaging piece of journalism I've ever read (Zinke thinks he's the Marlboro Man but can't use a fishing rod)
Ryan Zinke Spent $6,250 To Ride A Helicopter To Go Ride Horses With Mike Pence | HuffPost - Get to the chopper. (he got the job b/c he cos-played hunters with Don Jr.)
How Did a White Supremacist Get a Job as an Equal Employment Officer? (easy)



The Good Guys Win One - Lawyers, Guns & Money - MSNBC has done the right thing and decided not to give the alt-right a veto over its staffing decisions based on willful misreading of tweets:

Poll Shows Trump's Support Dropping Among White Evangelicals | HuffPost - approval rating continues to fall in his first year in office ... approval rating among white evangelical Protestants dropped 17 percentage points from February to December, down from 78 percent to 61 percent. Eighty-one percent of white evangelical voters backed Trump in the 2016 presidential election, NPR reported ... Trump's approval rating has been hitting record lows ... 32 percent of respondents approved of Trump's job performance while 63 percent disapproved.


Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here - The New York Times -- Michelle Goldberg ... But the revolution is smaller than it first appears. So far, it has been mostly confined to liberal-leaning sectors like entertainment, the media, academia, Silicon Valley and the Democratic Party. It hasn't rocked the Republicans, corporate America or Wall Street -- with some exceptions -- because these realms are less responsive to feminist pressure ... It'S not similarly untenable for Republicans, because the Republican Party is not the party of people who are fundamentally opposed to sexual harassment. Democrats, by and large, want their politicians held accountable. Republicans, by contrast, just want Democratic politicians held accountable.


Al Franken's Resignation and the Selective Force of #MeToo ... Trump and Moore are immune because the blunt irresistible force works only on the other half of the country ... These are men who proclaim their allegiance to the Christian faith while acting in openly hateful, duplicitous, and plainly murderous ways. In response to this unbearable spectacle, the roughly half of Americans who are actually deeply invested in thinking of themselves as good people are trying to claim a moral high ground. The urge to do so by policing sex is not surprising ... based on the premise that Americans, as a society, or at least half of a society, should be policing non-criminal behavior related to sex.


Was Al Franken'S punishment fair? -- WaPo -- Ruth Marcus ... Trump ... and Moore. Franken paid not only for their sins but also for the alleged behavior of Bill Clinton two decades ago. Democrats underreacted then and consequently were impelled to overreact now ... If senators have the patience to let the ethics process proceed in the Menendez case, why not with Franken?


Republicans are failing the Roy Moore test - The Washington Post
Family Values - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Roy Moore likes slavery and Putin and AL red voters like Roy) ... Republicans used to want to go back to the 1950s; now they want to go back to the 1850s.
Roy Moore Believes America Was Great During Slavery. Twitter Users Detonate. | HuffPost
Roy Moore Slams America, Says 'Maybe Putin Is Right' | HuffPost ... United States "promotes a lot of bad things" (Putin is fine)

Lauer's "Double Life": Inside NBC, the Network Is Trying to Expunge the Lauer Era -- NBC executives have moved swiftly and adroitly to clean up Lauer's mess. The question that remains, however, is if they are in for any surprises.

New Dustin Hoffman Accuser Claims Harassment and Physical Violation on Broadway (Guest Column) | Hollywood Reporter ...Kathryn Rossetter performed eight times a week with the star in 'Death of a Salesman' -- but, she writes, a dream job soon became "a horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience at the hands (literally) of one of my acting idols."

Prominent appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski accused of sexual misconduct - The Washington Post ... called her into his office several times and pulled up pornography on his computer, asking if she thought it was photoshopped or if it aroused her sexually. (Reagan appointed, family values, ran porn site with his son, got away with it)

6 Rules of Business Etiquette in a Post-Weinstein World | Hollywood Reporter

GOP Rep. Franks, who asked staffers if they would bear his child as surrogate mothers, to resign - Sun Sentinel (reptilian)
Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child
Female aides fretted Franks wanted to have sex to impregnate them - POLITICO (another shot of his meling face)

WBUR places Tom Ashbrook on leave over unspecified allegations - The Boston Globe ... comment: I know someone who works at WBUR, and it's been an open secret that Tom Ashbrook has harassed numerous women working under him on his show. Apparently he has quite an ego and high opinion of himself. (so let's see if that is true)

The Globe's #metoo moment is here | Universal Hub - Dan Kennedy reports Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan spent an hour this morning talking about the sexual-harassment allegations floating around a recently departed Globe reporter and that the Globe itself is now working on a story about it:
David S. Bernstein on Twitter: "OK, I want to be careful about what I say about the Globe not naming the journalist, because I'm approaching this as a commentator, not a reporter ...
Boston Globe omits name of reporter who left after harassment accusation - Media Nation

For years, Fenway health center kept prominent doctor accused of harassment, bullying - The Boston Globe - Harvey J. Makadon's alleged unwelcome touching of some male co-workers was widely known, according to three female former employees who witnessed it or were told of the behavior by alleged victims. It also was well known that Makadon, a prominent advocate for LGBT health care and a former chairman of the Fenway board, at times yelled at and belittled both male and female staff members, current and former employees said. (comments from insiders)

New Jersey Pastor Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4 Children | Time
Pastor Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4 Children Over the Course of 16 Years : news
Son of Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison in child sex abuse case : news

In 1960, she went to confession and vanished. Now we know the priest murdered her. - The Washington Post -- But prosecutors allege the district attorney and church leaders cut a deal to stop the investigation, to protect the reputation of the church ... The now 85-year-old man left the courtroom supporting himself with a walker. (his deeds came back to haunt him)

Mesa Police shooting: Daniel Shaver seen crawling, begging in disturbing video - CBS News -- Police in Mesa, Arizona released disturbing body camera video on Thursday hours after a former officer was acquitted of a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. (almost like they did that on purpose)
Graphic video shows Daniel Shaver sobbing and begging officer for his life before 2016 shooting - The Washington Post

Indiana female police officer reinstated after 'white male privilege' remark (angry snowflake cop)


Boston Herald sold to Gatehouse, files for Chapter 11, company says - The Boston Globe

Former state Senator Brian Joyce indicted on federal charges - The Boston Globe - Joyce was charged Friday with using his Senate office as a front to collect about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that were laundered through his law firm, along with getting hundreds of pounds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee for free (it's Massachusetts)
Stealing a hot stove and coming back for the smoke - The Boston Globe

Why Blade Runner 2049 the best of 2017

Oregon punished an engineer for criticizing red-light cameras. He fought back and won. - The Washington Post - A nearly two-year investigation by the board found he had violated a state law that says only state-licensed engineers can speak publicly about technical matters. (he practiced "mathematics" without a license: licensed profession assholes in goverment)


Is Pink Floyd a drug oriented group? David Gilmour's response is priceless : videos

We're the rsearchers who conducted a study analyzing 839 Airbnb guest horror stories

My girlfriend left me a note. : funny
What is the most "What the fuck" thing your kid has done? : AskReddit
Men of Reddit, what are some things women THINK we like, but couldn't be more wrong about
How did you find out your significant other was cheating? : AskReddit
My dad passed away in late October. This is what i found when i was going through his computer. : funny

Over $900,000 spent by Comcast & Friends on failed fight against Fort Collins municipal broadband, per final campaign finance reports. Big cable spent $55.18 per vote, while the grassroots campaign only spent $0.70 per vote. : technology

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Southern California's Wildfires Will Get Worse Before They Get Better | HuffPost - The prospects for containment are not good. Mother Nature is going to decide when we have the ability to put it out
Firefighters race to save Rupert Murdoch's vineyard estate from Bel-Air fire

Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study says - The Washington Post (20 kids died, about the same as SH)

Thursday's Morning Email: Australia Celebrates As Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage | HuffPost

Carter warns Trump: Jerusalem decision could jeopardize 'any prospect for peace' (AntiChrist doesn't want peace)

Mystery Buyer of $450 Million 'Salvator Mundi' Was a Saudi Prince (looking to park half a billion somewhere)

Trust no one: Scholar risked all to document Islamic State

TIL about the 1943 Bengal genocide in India, when Churchill as part of the war effort, diverted food from starving Indians to already well-supplied British soldiers and stores and elsewhere in Europe. 3 million Indians starved to death. Churchill's response was to ask why Gandhi hadn't died yet. : todayilearned


State Department issues 'worldwide caution' after Trump's Jerulalem announcement

John-Henry-Eden comments on Obama warns of complacency, notes rise of Hitler

Stark Partisan Divisions Over Russia Probe, Including Its Importance to the Nation | Pew Research Center (66% of commie-symp Reublicans believe Trump)

The Steele Dossier on Trump Is Looking More and More Real
Republicans hammer Mueller, FBI as Russia investigation intensifies - The Washington Post (any excuse will do)
Robert Mueller Jumps Onto the Trump Money Trail | The New Yorker

Erik Prince testimony House Intel Committee Devin Nunes Russia probe - Business Insider (little creep tried to arrange a few assassinations)

Gross Malpractice By the Mainstream Media Was a Much Bigger Problem Than Fake News In 2016 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (your elite truth-telling media is a big part of the problem)

Emails show Trump Tower meeting follow-up - CNNPolitics
Donald Trump Jr. is clamming up on Russia. Republicans may help him get away with it. - The Washington Post
Trump Jr. cites attorney-client privilege in not answering panel's questions about discussions with his father ... Though neither Trump Jr. nor the president is an attorney, Trump Jr. told the House Intelligence Committee that there was a lawyer in the room during the discussion (or down the hall, or in the parking lot)
9 legal experts on why Trump Jr. can't hide behind attorney-client privilege - Vox - "A lawyer isn't a walking cone of silence"
Christie: Warning about Flynn among reasons I was fired from Trump transition

Trump's Weirdly Slurred Speech Causes #DentureDonald To Trend | HuffPost - False teeth... or fake news? ... Think about it: Fake teeth, fake hair, fake tan... there's no part of Trump's party that's real
President Trump's slurred speech confuses many on Twitter -- Worth listening to the end of that Trump thing again....got a bit angry, belligerent and even slurred speech. Something wasn't right ...
Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt: Trump's 'impairment is chilling'

Mercers vs. Kochs vs. Adelsons: The three ultra-rich families battling for control of the Republican party Quartz

CBS News poll: Americans say tax plan helps wealthy, not middle class - CBS News

The Democratic party is fine -- It is the most united American party in modern political history.

Taxes, Health Care, and the GOP's Insular Leadership - The Atlantic - The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It's now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.(literally)

Intrigue grows over what sparked the attack on Rand Paul - The Washington Post (nothing fishy about this story, I tell you)

Investigation into John Doe leak is complete -- Attorney General Brad Schimel wants sanctions and contempt proceedings over Gov. Scott Walker John Doe leak

Destruction Of Black Wealth During The Obama Presidency (no banker left behind meant black people especially got screwed, and usual but the political will wasn't there to help "those people")

Investigation into John Doe leak is complete
Former Colorado GOP chairman Steve Curtis found guilty of voter fraud, forgery - Denver7 TheDenverChannel.com

Iconic Brooklyn sign taken down after 70 years | New York Post - The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is moving to upstate Warwick. The nonprofit sold five Dumbo buildings last year for $340 million to a joint venture of Kushner Companies,


Eschaton: Winning - Given my general knowledge of such things (I know nothing of the specifics) I am sure practically no money is involved here, but this is still important. -- Progressive radio and television personality Sam Seder will be offered his MSNBC contributor job back and plans to accept, according to multiple MSNBC sources.
MSNBC Re verses Decision to Fire Contributor Sam Seder (and admits "senior management has the reading level of a 5th grader")

Alan Dershowitz's new reality: Tweeted by Trump, shunned by liberal friends (he's a "liberal," you know, that loves torture, among other bad things)

Anderson Cooper clashes with combative Roy Moore spokeswoman in bonkers interview ... comparing the allegations against Moore to the Duke Lacrosse case and railing against the Democratic establishment, the Republicans establishment, homosexuals, the mainstream media and more for teaming up against Moore. (quite a conspiracy and looks like Trump)

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., to quit amid inappropriate-behavior claims (a good Christian teapartier)
Arizona's Trent Franks to Resign Jan. 31 -- GOP lawmaker said to have made female staffers uncomfortable with talk of surrogacy
Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign - POLITICO - Franks was first elected in 2002 and was among the first members to join the Tea Party Caucus. He has been known as one of the most outspoken opponents of abortion in Congress (another rat off the SS Trumpster)


Inside the demise of Al Franken - POLITICO - Female Democratic senators had been talking privately for weeks about how they were losing their patience as harassment claims piled up. (Al "Copafeeled" Cranken)
Female lieutenant governor expected to replace Franken if he resigns - POLITICO
Franken was Comcast's biggest and loudest critic in the U.S. Senate (all the others took the money)
Al Franken resigns from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations | US news : news

Eschaton: We All Deserve A Second Chance - This organization is the best of us. For many pedophiles, it's impossible to make ends meet. These sex criminals are often shunned both socially and professionally, making it extremely difficult for them to find any sort of gainful employment. But now a group called the GOP is trying to change all that: This amazing organization helps disgraced pedophiles rebuild their lives by getting them elected to political office.
I Don't Think the Moral High Ground Exists Anymore -- Some thoughts on Al Franken's departure.
The Republicans have built an uneven playing field of morality. - Sure, don't stoop to their level. But let's acknowledge that the game Republicans are forcing everyone to play insists morality is for losers.

Dylan Farrow: Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen? - LA Times -- The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades. It works for Woody Allen still

Oscars Academy Establishes 'Standards Of Conduct' In Response To Harvey Weinstein | HuffPost

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women - The New York Times - Founded in Paris in 1953 by George Plimpton, Peter Matthiessen and Harold L. Humes, the publication has catapulted the careers of writers like Rick Moody, Jack Kerouac, Philip Roth and Adrienne Rich. ... He repeatedly touched her knee, and at one point, she said, slid his hand up her skirt and touched her underwear. She immediately stood up and excused herself, she said, and asked a male colleague to switch seats with her ... Lorin Stein, 44 ... The Paris Review has been known to stage raucous parties and some women who worked there said it had a sexually charged office culture that Mr. Stein helped to cultivate ... "He wanted us to be pretty, he wanted us to act that role, and if we didn't we weren't in the light of favor. It was clear to me that a lot of the decisions being made were not about the work, and I could work as hard as I wanted and not be rewarded for it" (on the "Shitty Media Mem" list)

Exclusive: Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley | HuffPost - Ford harassed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago.

SIlicon Valley Investor Shervin Pishevar Accused Of Spreading False Information To Cover Up Alleged Sexual Misconduct - We are confident that the court will see through his strategy of filing deceitful lawsuits to intimidate women from coming forward

LAPD say they found audio of Corey Feldman naming abusers | Daily Mail Online ... comment from Herr Fischer: This is a show so dripping and infused with constant talk about sex and the acting out of sex scenes, that it seems almost normal to continue sex talk on the set after a take. Specially given that cast members and their consultants are requested to contribute their masturbating habits and sex practices into the script for the sake of authenticity. Maybe Tambot got carried away a bit in this sweeping up of everyone's sexuality

For 'Transparent,' Accusations Against Jeffrey Tambor Burst an Idealistic Bubble
Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community | Human Rights Campaign - 44 percent of lesbians and 61 percent of bisexual women experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women

You Want to F*ck With Me Tonight? : Horror Stories from the Texas Capitol -- Groping, forced kisses, and lurid cat-calls: New accusations hit two prominent Democratic state legislators from Texas. (cowboys)

Pa. Gov. Wolf asks House leaders to demote Daryl Metcalfe for antigay talk ("I swear on a stack of Bibles I'm not gay, definitely not gay, I tell you)


Brain Remaps Itself in Child with Double Hand Transplant - The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain (massive cortical reorganization). : science

Scientists one step closer to using CRISPR to treat humans, without cutting DNA and risking mutations. The approach successfully treated models of diabetes, kidney disease, and muscular dystrophy in mice. : science (literally, designer-bobies)

Long-lasting subjective effects of LSD: "2005g given to 16 healthy participants. After a year, 10 participants rated their LSD experience as among the top 10 most meaningful experiences in their lives." (2017) : science (design your mind)


Airbnb guests are finding hidden cameras planted in their rentals : news

Be Here Now - Ram Dass

ELI5: Why do tea bags say Do Not Microwave?

What do you proudly do "wrong?" : AskReddit
The ending to the episode "Baby Doll" on Batman: The Animated Series is more effortlessly powerful and poignant than anything in the DC Extended Universe : television
starstarstar42 comments on Christmas 1989 was memorable for my low income family.
19-Year-Old Yosif Al-Hasnawi was shot and killed in Hamilton on Monday. First Responders told Yosif he was "acting", and that he'd been shot with a pellet gun. : news
The ending to the episode "Baby Doll" on Batman: The Animated Series is more effortlessly powerful and poignant than anything in the DC Extended Universe : television


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The most accurate climate change models predict the most alarming consequences, study finds - The Washington Post
A comprehensive study on climate change predicts warming of 5 degrees C by 2100, assuming "business as usual" conditions : science
Ventura fire: Bel-Air threatened, evacuations continue - CNN -- Fire rages near Bel-Air, Getty museum in Los Angeles
'Armageddon' : Apocalyptic images show the devastation caused by Southern California fires

The Silence Breakers are TIME's 2017 Person of the Year ... TODAY viewers selected the #MeToo Movement as the Person of the Year in an online reader poll.
The Silence Breakers are Times person of the year. : news
Time names hollywoods sexual abuse whistleblowers for its 'person of the year' award. : television

Putin Is a Force in the Syria Talks, With Trump on the Sidelines - Bloomberg - A deal would let the Russian president take credit as a peacemaker. The U.S. has given up on ousting Assad.

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital and Orders U.S. Embassy to Move
Is Trump About to Blow Up Jared Kushner's Mideast Peacemaking? (thinking that would require taking what they say seriously)
Leaders Around The World Incensed Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision | HuffPost - Everyone from the Pope to the Kremlin expressed concern that recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would threaten regional stability.

UK will not pay lump sum Brexit bill, according to draft agreement

Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say - The New York Times

The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country's wealth than at any time in the past 50 years (good job, rural white voters)


Flynn Said Russian Sanctions Would Be 'Ripped Up,' Whistle-Blower Says
Read the Letter That Cummings Sent on Flynn Whistle-Blower - The New York Times

The White House press briefing, always a spin zone, is now approaching uselessness - LA Times ... "an artifact of an era when presidents and White House officials thought they had a duty to keep the country informed through the media, and they attempted to answer the media's questions in good faith." (Sarah Fuckyoubee says just shut the fuck up with your stupid questions)


Eschaton: The Resistance - One reason I am mad online all the time is the lefty habit of worshiping the right wing assholes who brought us here. David Frum and Bill Kristol Jon Chait and whoever else were always assholes. It is all their fault. Stop it.

Susan Collins is getting played. Will she really vote for the tax bill in the end? - The Washington Post


I Saw the Kate Steinle Murder Trial Up Close. The Jury Didn't Botch It -- These are some of the facts that were laid out to us: Zarate had no motive and no recorded history of violence. The shot he fired from his chair hit the ground 12 feet in front of him before ricocheting another 78 feet to hit Steinle. The damage to the bullet indicated a glancing impact during the ricochet, so it seems to have been shot from a low height. (prosecutors lied and overreached because cops and Republicans)


Woman accuses Franken of trying to forcibly kiss her in 2006 - POLITICO - The Minnesota senator is accused of making an unwanted sexual advance after a taping of his radio show in 2006. He denies the allegation ... The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken's lips. As she hastily left the room, she said, Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer" ... Franken, who has been accused by six other women of groping or trying to forcibly kiss them, denied the accusation.
I Believe Franken's Accusers Because He Groped Me, Too -- Tina Dupuy -- The Democratic Party needs to stand with women who have been harassed ... Al Franken's familiarity was inappropriate and unwanted. It was also quick; he knew exactly what he was doing.
Sen. Al Franken will resign, Democratic official says | Minnesota Public Radio News

Bill Clinton and Women | Vanity Fair - by Marjorie Williams January 1, 2007 ... Okay, class, let's review: The man in question has been sued for sexual harassment over an episode that allegedly included dropping his trousers to waggle his erect penis at a woman who held a $6.35-an-hour clerical job in the state government over which he presided. Another woman has charged that when she asked him for a job he invited her into his private office, fondled her breasts, and placed her hand on his crotch. A third woman ...
Tina Dupuy on Twitter: Sorry @MonicaLewinsky.

A lawsuit describes Harvey Weinstein as a crime boss. Exactly. - The Washington Post -- Weinstein's alleged ability to carry off an astonishing list of crimes depended on the participation of a disturbing number of other people

John Conyers III arrested but not prosecuted in domestic abuse case - NBC News

Democrats More Likely to Believe Sexual Assault Accusations | Time (well, they don't like facts in general, either)

Corey Feldman's 1993 audio files naming alleged sexual predators found by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office : news

'I do't like men': Lawmaker brings meeting to a halt after male colleague touches his arm ("I'm not gay, I tell you! +gays are doing "open rebellion against God")

How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost stories | The Outline -- contributors to prominent publications have taken payments in exchange for positive coverage.

Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don't Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance


The End of Memory? | Documentary Heaven
Into The Inferno | Documentary Heaven (don't miss 1:02 and 1:07 lava firefall)


Double blind, clinical trial shows that the use of vitamin D supplement improves sleep quality, reduces sleep latency, raises sleep duration and improves subjective sleep quality in people of 20-50 year-old with sleep disorder. : science
More sleep, less bad behaviour | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne - New research finds adequate sleep may minimise the impact of many childhood behaviour problems

A comprehensive study on climate change predicts warming of 5 degrees C by 2100, assuming "business as usual" conditions : science


The most "What the fuck" moment with your siblings? : AskReddit
What's the fastest way you've seen someone fuck up their life? : AskReddit
XanderTheGhost comments on Before and after - 95 days clean from heroin today. I had money to buy myself new clothes for the first time in a very long time and I feel amazing.
What free shit should more people know about? : AskReddit What old organizations are clearly losing touch with the times? : AskReddit
What do you strongly suspect but cannot prove? : AskReddit

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Ventura wildfire rages over 45,500 acres, destroys more than 150 structures, triggers evacuation of 27,000 - LA Times (Cali still burning)
lbgator comments on Trump says this land is not worth protecting. This is Hole in the Rock Road in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
The president stole your land. In an illegal move, the president just reduced the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. This is the largest elimination of protected land in American history. : pics
'The President Stole Your Land' Patagonia, REI blast Trump on national monument rollbacks
Why the Government Owns So Much Land in the West - The New York Times
Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees

How Ukraine's attempt to arrest Saakashvili led to a rousing rooftop speech

Austria legalises same-sex marriage from 2019, ruling all existing laws discriminatory : news

U.S. to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders (and the rest of the world and Trump goes full bull-in-a-chinashop)

Russia Banned From Winter Olympics by I.O.C. - The New York Times (Pooty very unhappy)

Photos from North Korea's east coast show how tough life is away from the capital (19th century)

Apple agrees to pay over $15 billion to Ireland in back taxes : news (5% of GDP)

Mystery Shrouds Tether and Its Links to Biggest Bitcoin Exchange - Bloomberg (the tether scam)


FBI: Jacksonville man arrested for plotting mass shooting at Islamic Center : news

APNewsBreak: Border arrests plunge, deportation arrests soar (bigly)

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records - Bloomberg - Trump owes lender about $300 million for real estate loans
PoppinKREAM comments on Bob Mueller's subpoena of Deutsche Bank, explained -- President Trump said the red line would be drawn at Special Counsel Mueller looking into the Trump Empire's finances. Why you may ask? The entire family is involved in laundering money.

Russia probe tests Pence in-the-dark defense - CNNPolitics

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Goes To Bat Against FBI And Robert Mueller For Trump | HuffPost - The newspaper has published a series of pieces critical of the investigation into Russian election interference.
The special counsel is stonewalling Congress and protecting the FBI. (and the WSJ put the article behind a stonewall)
How the Kremlin Tried to Pose as American News Sites on Twitter - Bloomberg - Twitter has suspended dozens of accounts masquerading as U.S. news sources that had more than 500,000 followers.
Donald Trump Jr. asked Russian lawyer for info on Clinton Foundation - NBC News - Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting whether she had evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation

White House spokesman refuses to answer questions on the record from reporters - LA Times - Reporters traveling with the president declined his offer to entertain off-the-record questions ... Why was the White House refusing on-the-record questions? Gidley said he would not answer that question on the record. (down the 1984 rabbit-hole)

Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter "Deep State" Enemies (Trumps gonna have Erik Prince spy on the CIA with help from ... Oliver North!)

It's time to ask every Republican this question about Trump and Mueller -- If President Trump tries to remove special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, would you view that as an impeachable offense? (we already know the answer)
Trump's Russia defense in disarray

Pence pleads ignorance as Russia probe deepens - POLITICO - The vice president has been absent for key moments involving senior administration figures, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn. (just a coincidence, he's not really a commie and he knew nothing, nothing I tell you)
Plan for Mike Pence -- Will the vice president -- and the religious right -- be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump? (Satangelicals for St. Mike)

Everybody Lies: FBI Edition | Popehat

High Six Figures for G.O.P. Infighting: Another Times Reporter Is Cashing in on Trumpian Chaos | Vanity Fair - Jeremy Peter's Insurgency will be the latest addition to the fast-swelling politics shelf

Our School Systems Deserve Better Than This - Despite what Betsy DeVos may tell you ... If you're nostalgic for the days of racially segregated education, charter schools can deliver the goods there, too. (dismanttle public schools, give the money to white charter schools and Make America Dumb Again)

What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country - The Washington Post (give all the money to very rich, destroy education and healthcare, wreck government, white people surprised)

PRRI - There is a vast partisan divide in views of many current controversies: (the divide between facts and stupid)

Three Obama tweets, no Trump posts make list of 2017's most retweeted

An interview with Alan Dershowitz on Trump and the Mueller investigation. - Pressing the legal celebrity on his Trump-approved, controversial stance on the Mueller investigation. ("liberal" Dershofuck is "never wrong")

Supreme Court seems divided in case of baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple - The Washington Post (Kennedy thinks people calling people who use religion to hurt other people "despicable" are "biased")
Kennedy Ready to go Trump on Civil Rights Enforcement - Lawyers, Guns & Money

All the Ways the Republican Tax Bill Will Help Rich People While Screwing You Over (Yertle, the Kentucky Fuck-Turtle is very happy)
'Death to Democrats': How the GOP Tax Bill Whacks Liberal Tenets (you don't need no ... ed-u-cation, you don't need no steenky healthcare, you don't need no fucking infra-structure)
Senator Bernie Sanders printed out a gigantic Trump tweet and brought it to congress : pics (no one remembers)

This Is Just an Incredible Self-Own by John McCain (hahaha)


Conyers lawyer casts doubt on reports the congressman won't seek reelection after harassment allegations
John Conyers accuser says he groped her in church
Rep. John Conyers announces retirement, endorses son to run for seat
Conyers vs. Conyers? Congressman backs son for seat - It is up to Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder when to schedule an election to replace Conyers. (weird pics they did that on purpose)

'We've already lost' -- GOP takes stock of the nightmare unfolding in Alabama (rock and a nutcase)
Roy Moore suggests George Soros is headed to hell | Jewish Telegraphic Agency (George Soros is sexualizing his campaign and Jews aren't real Americans)

The New '60 Minutes' Book Has a Troubled History (of covering-up it's history. Mike Wallace was a butt-slapping bra-snapper constant sexual harasser.
'They all knew': Media elites roared in laughter at obscene 2008 'roast' sending up; Matt Lauer's office sexcapades ... The 2008 Friars Club roast took place at the New York Hilton and was attended by everyone from future President Donald Trump to TV legend Norman Lear to a constellation of New York's media elite including Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Nancy O'Dell and Howard Stern. Also on hand were numerous top executives from across the business and almost everyone who was anyone at NBC News
AP Exclusive: Top gossip editor accused of sexual misconduct - The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications -- Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer of American Media Inc., occurred while he was running the company's Los Andeles ofice ...

Weinstein's Complicity Machine -- The producer Harvey Weinstein relied on powerful relationships across industries to provide him with cover as accusations of sexual misconduct piled up for decades (longform, deep info, catch the photo of Dylan Howard, "editor of The National Enquirer, who has provided information to Mr. Weinstein on his accusers" see above /// she and Ms. Franklin said they were tasked with procuring injectable erectile dysfunction drugs, Caverject and alprostadil ... used before meeting with women) .

Who do you think will be the first powerful woman swept up in the sexual harassment wave? : AskReddit - Nancy Grace would just be a great dose of justice.
Timothy Heller on Twitter: "When I wrote this story about my assault, I initially wasn't going to make the abuser. But I think it's important for you all to know this is about Melanie Martinez /a>

John Oliver Gets Into Heated Argument With Dustin Hoffman Over Harassment at Film Panel (Report) : television
Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment against 17-year-old | Film | The Guardian - Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges the actor groped her and engaged in sexually inappropriate conversations on the set of 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman
'Genius' Producer Accuses Dustin Hoffman of Sexually Harassing Her in 1991
John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegations - The Washington Post

Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix's 'The Ranch' Amid Rape Allegations : television (scientology)

Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic After On-Set Chaos : movies

MSNBC sides with rape apologist Mike Cernovich, fires contributor for 2009 tweet mocking rape apologists -- By severing ties with Seder, MSNBC has now made the same mistake that former New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd made when she legitimized Cernovich's harassment campaign against New York Times reporter Sopan Deb.
Sam Seder's Firing Proves, Once Again, That Corporations Like MSNBC Can't Stop Getting Rolled by the Far Right
MSNBC Gives The Alt Right A Huge Win By Firing Sam Seder Over A Contrived Smear. We Must Speak Out. -- "Don't care re Polanski, but I hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented man w/a great sense of mise en scene" (MSNBC defends more rapists by firing Seder ov er 9 year-old tweet about Hollywood loving Polanski)
MSNBC Caves to Rightwing Smear Campaign and Cuts Ties With Contributor Over Old Satirical Tweet
MSNBC to Cut Ties With Sam Seder After Roman Polanski Rape Joke -- "Internally there was disgust over the tweet" (but not the rapist, tells you a lot about NBC management)

A congressman's accuser: Blackballed and babysitting for cash - POLITICO - Then she accused Rep. Blake Farenthold of sexually harassing her. (non-human pig)

Senate opens ethics inquiry into Rosenberg - The Boston Globe -- who has stepped aside as Senate president


"Alt-right" women are upset that alt-right" men are treating them terribly (suck it up, bitches)

Plainfield police captain on leave after 'white male privilege' comment at training session - TheIndyChannel.com Indianapolis, IN - "Because of your white male privilege, so you wouldn't know" (and the privileged while male cops had a meltdown)

Harvard sticks with current policy on final clubs - The Boston Globe


Cognitive behavioural therapy halves the risk of repeated suicide attempts. : science

'Fake news' study finds incorrect information can't be corrected simply by pointing out it's false : science

Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated - the widely reported suggestion that being overweight may be healthy is shown to be incorrect, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children. : science


Moore Police release body cam footage from night state senator found in hotel room with teen boy : news -- Shortey answered the door in a white t-shirt with the words Ephesians 5:22, a bible verse, written on it as well as 'now go make me a sandwich' written below an image of a sandwich. The bible verse is in reference to women submitting to their husband's will, as they do to the Lord

This is even harder than the harder that it looks. : UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG (read the title first)
Upvoted Not Because Girl But Because It Is Very Cool

What's a subreddit that deserves more subscribers and content?
TIL: After the infamous 'Nipplegate' controversy at the 2004 Superbowl halftime show, the FCC received ~540,000 complaints. In Canada, where the Superbowl was also broadcast, only 50 complaints were received. : todayilearned
IRLSmurfing: Real life smurfs
Best Damn Reporter Solves Arson Case LIVE on Facebook : videos


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Trump Disbands Group Meant to Prepare Cities for Climate Shocks - Bloomberg


The Hague says claims of war crimes by UK troops have 'reasonable basis' | Law | The Guardian -- The Hague says claims of war crimes by UK troops have 'reasonable basis' | Law | The Guardian


US Ignores Allies' Torture in Yemen -- Evidence of US Complicity in Abuses by UAE and Yemeni Forces ... crammed into shipping containers smeared with feces and blindfolded for weeks, beaten, and trussed up on a grill -- a spit like a roast to which the victim is tied and spun in a circle of fire, Prisoners were also sexually assaulted, among other forms of abuse. The article also alleges that some prisoners were transferred to a ship where US "polygraph experts" and "psychological experts" conducted interrogations. (so the APA still has a finger in the pie but Tom Cotton will fix this)

Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins | World news | The Guardian - Andris Manuel Lspez Obrador says he wants a dialogue on the drug war that has cost the country an estimated 200,000 lives over the last decade

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis call for boycott of Jewish arts centre over LGBT support | World news | The Guardian - Synagogues receive letter saying community events at JW3 promote a way of life contradictory to the Torah and Jewish law (London)

Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East - The New York Times (Kushner and Netanfuckyu at work)

Did American Missile Defense Fail in Saudi Arabia? - The New York Times ... The findings show that the Iranian-backed Houthis, once a ragtag group of rebels, have grown powerful enough to strike major targets in Saudi Arabia, possibly shifting the balance of their years-long war (Trump lied, again and again)


Microwave weapon could fry North Korean missile controls, say experts - NBC News (long after they launched the missiles).

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban while legal challenges continue - The Washington Post

Missing the big picture in Flynn plea: Trump team crippled American diplomatic power | TheHill (Putin is happy)

VonFluffington comments on 'The last president to vilify the FBI was Nixon': Trump's war with the FBI is set to backfire spectacularly (one worthy of note stat: 58% of Republicans think college education is a bad thing)

None Dare Call It Collusion | Crooked Media -- There is more than enough evidence to say definitively that the Trump administration colluded with Russia, and there is every reason to believe the plot encompassed criminal activity, even if that activity remains invisible for now. (despite what the NYT told you)
Trump lawyer claims the "President cannot obstruct justice" ("he is absolutely above all laws")
White House paranoid: 'Everyone thinks they're being recorded' (Flynn's) secret deal was kept quiet for months. (while he wore a wire)
McFarland Contradicted Herself on Russia Contacts, Congressional Testimony Shows - The New York Times
Justice Dept. offers up key witness in Russia probe as House Intel Chair threatens contempt - CNNPolitics (little commie Nunes trying to distract, OMG an FBI agent didn't like Trumpster!)
Trump's Lawyer Says The President Can't Obstruct Justice Because He's The President | HuffPost - Attorney John Dowd also said Trump knew Michael Flynn lied to the FBI before firing James Comey.
Trump's uncontrollable tweeting triggers deeper anxiety among advisers -- By Sunday, he had already claimed Michael Flynn was fired in part for lying to the FBI
Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers ("shut your fucking mouth you fucking moron" they warned)

The Cost of Trump's Attacks on the FBI

Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed With Colleague 'Assessed To Have Ties' In Russia -- In the court filing, prosecutors say the op-ed appeared to violate an admonishment from the judge last month to refrain from public statements.
Who Lied to Who When and Why It Barely Matters

Protesters spell out 'Go Home Trump' on Utah Capitol lawn ahead of Trump visit
Trump moves to block Romney from the Senate - POLITICO - he president is working hard to persuade 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch to run for reelection (they hate each other)

The Note: Reality check? Trump's contradictions on full display
Adrian Carrasquillo on Twitter: ""I like this kid, I like this kid!" Trump said, seeing this young mini-Trump in the ropeline in Salt Lake City. https://t.co/qMVpLk9sPm"

Company partially owned by two governments expected to build Trump-branded resort in Indonesia | McClatchy Washington Bureau - A construction company owned in part by the governments of Saudi Arabia and South Korea plans to build a Trump-branded luxury resort development in Indonesia despite a vow from Donald Trump that his family business would not make any deals with foreign government entities while he serves as president.

Sessions argued in Clinton impeachment that presidents can obstruct justice - POLITICO

Eschaton: The Middle Class Tax Cut Challenge (it's "impossible" says Yertle)
Economist Larry Summers: 10,000 will die per year due to tax reform
Two top Republican tax writers reveal their prejudice and their strategy - The Washington Post
Your Republican Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The lead author of the Senate Republican tax plan, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, said that the federal government no longer has the money to fund the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. (sorry, gave it all to the superrich, so please just die)

Levels Of Polarization In How People View The Media, Says This New Survey -- An alarming percentage of Republicans and Trump supporters see the press as "an enemy of the American people" Meanwhile, Democrats are seeing a surge in trust and confidence in the press. (the party of lies hates your facts)

Eschaton: Wise Racist Philosopher King - The Times has been doing this for years. At some point Occam's Razor applies in explaining why the Times covers things they way they do. They like Republicans. They like racist conservatives. Their "liberalism" is simply a marketing tool (not that I have ever really thought the Times was liberal over and above rich New Yorker liberalism which isn't really liberal, but their readers think it is)
The Cool Kid's Philosopher -- Ben Shapiro's fans apparently think he is very smart. It is not clear why ... "communist pieces of garbage" ... you guys are so stupid ... ou guys are so stupid you can all go to hell, you pathetic, lying, stupid jackasses. (brilliant oratory, worthy of "Aristotle" : he's a dumbass Republifuck but Dean Baquet thinks he's cool because he can read and they love their fuckers)

If Only You Had Voted For Nina Turner, 48 Could Be More Than 52 - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Even when zero Democrats vote for a bill, they get dunked on for not voting against it harder. https://twitter.com/nataliesurely/status/936883538695110656

NRSC staffers resign after digital break-in - POLITICO - aides used old passwords to gain access to a House GOP campaign arm donor database.

Eschaton: Aggro Tom -- Tom Friedman on criticism of his Mohamed bin Salman article: "fuck that" (the whole clip is really something)
Muhammad bin Kushner, Jared bin Salman, Daffy Duck & Co | Saudi Arabia | Al Jazeera - Thomas Friedman is the latest in the long panoply of Lawrences of Arabia dashing in and out of the peninsula in search of their oriental fantasies ... two rich daddy's boys ... who are now so intertwined we get their names mixed up as they are committing war crimes in Yemen, throwing the Palestinian cause under the bus, reforming Islam Israeli-style, causing mayhem in Lebanon, and hope to begin bombing Iran and to invade with the last American soldier their petrodollars and AIPAC lobby can buy ... We are running out of metaphors to understand this calamity. The axis of mendacity from Riyadh to Tel Aviv to New York requires a whole new set of allegories. (brilliant writing, worth the read)

Buchwald - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Kansas City Star has printed without commentary this 1973 Art Buchwald commentary that was merely a list of statements. I will reprint it here too. ... 2. What about Chappaquiddick?

Farenthold: "I didn't do anything wrong" (pig)

Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That - The New York Times
Trump may face a reckoning in case brought by female accuser - The Washington Post

Donald Trump Endorses Roy Moore For Senate | HuffPost - Moore is accused of sexually harassing or assaulting several women, including some who were teenagers at the time.
WaPo: Roy Moore Accuser Shares New Details About Their Relationship
Alabama's Disdain for Democrats Looms Over Its Senate Race (and disdain for intelligence and morals)
Lots Of Alabama Voters Care About Roy Moore's Scandals But it might not be enough to stop him from winning.
White women could send accused child molester Roy Moore to the Senate - The Boston Globe (once again, the face tells the story: deranged lunatic with frontal cortex issues)

New York City Ballet Investigates Sexual Harassment Claim Against Peter Martins - The New York Times

Netflix Exec Tells Woman The Company Doesn't Believe Actor's Rape Accusers. Then She Said She Was One. Police investigating four women's claims that "The Ranch" star Danny Masterson raped them in the early 2000s ... a Netflix executive told her this weekend that higher-ups at the company don't believe the four women who have accused Masterson of rape. (of course they don't ; serial rapist belongs behind bars)

NBC Is Reportedly Demolishing Every Trace of Matt Lauer (demolishing his sex-den)

Harassment and Bullying Allegations Rock WNYC After Departure of Celebrated Host - WNYC News - WNYC (they covered up for Fuckenberry)
Eschaton: It's Management - Basically, WNYC set up a radio show which was supposed to be a bit more diverse (however you want to think about that) than typical NPR offerings. A white host kept bullying his black female cohosts out of their jobs. He became the host. Management considered the bully victims the problem. That's before we even get to the sexual harassment.

Bill O'Reilly Is Sued by Woman Who Settled Over Harassment Accusations

Al Franken and the David Letterman Tribute -- Why Do We Condemn Some Men and Forget About Others? ... ormer Letterman writer Nell Scovell described the toxic work environment faced by women at Letterman's Late Show ... Nobody seems to see the hypocrisy of punishing Franken and feting Letterman in the same uninterrupted breath. (another pervy jerk in the shadows)

Weinstein Reportedly Tried to Hire a Gossip Writer Last Year (Rapestein)

'House of Cards' Sixth and Final Season Shooting to Resume in Early 2018, Without Kevin Spacey

When Serial Harassers Attack - Lawyers, Guns & Money

California assemblyman accused of forcing lobbyist into bathroom and masturbating - LA Times

MSNBC's Joy Reid apologizes for 'insensitive' LGBT blog posts -- "From 2007 to 2009 @joyannreid authored a dozen homophobic posts not only attempting to out Charlie Crist as gay, she attacked & mocked him for being so"

Sex Diary: 25-Year-Old Who Screams I Hate You! During Sex

Iowa Radio Station Employees Fired After Racist HS Basketball Commentary ... "hey oughta, as Trump would say, go back where they came from,"

Why does conservative Armstrong Williams want to buy the liberal Washington City Paper? - The Washington Post


Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We're Missing -- Not surprisingly, children who excelled in math were far more likely to become inventors. But being a math standout wasn't enough. Only the top students who also came from high-income families had a decent chance to become an inventor.

TIL men traveling first class tend to weigh more than those in economy, while for women the reverse is true. : todayilearned

Toddlers play more creatively when they have fewer toys at their disposal : science

Researchers at John Hopkins University Have Developed a Playlist for Tripping on Mushrooms : Music ... My brother did this for me. He named it Truffel Shuffle.


Straight people of Reddit, what's the most homosexual situation you've found yourself in? : AskReddit

Google to hire slew of moderators amid outcry over YouTube child abuse videos | Technology | The Guardian
A depressed fan tweeted at writer Dan Harmon. His heartfelt response left many on Twitter in tears. "feelings are real but they aren't reality"

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Tens of Thousands of Israelis Join 'March of Shame' Against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

'Ghost disease' ravages North Koreans near nuclear site, defectors say : news


Eschaton: What Now - Theresa May has been warned that the EU will block progress in the Brexit talks if the Irish government decides that her proposals for the border with Northern Ireland are "unacceptable" (meanwhile, in la-di-la land)

The FCC Wants to Kill Net Neutrality. But Congress Will Pay the Price | WIRED - But never in those companies' most feverish dreams did they expect an FCC chair would propose to demolish all net neutrality protections and allow ISP's to extract tolls from every business in the country. (Trump hired the best rat fuckers)


Eschaton: Morning Thread - Oh what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive. -- Some advice for you know who.

Feinstein: Senate Russia probe building obstruction case against Trump - NBC News

'I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn' : Trump goes on tweetstorm about the FBI
There once was a coke fiend who fired a guy (Update -- The Lawyer Did It!)
Was Michael Flynn asked to wear a wire in Mueller hunt for evidence on Russia? | US news | The Guardian -- 'covert evidence"
Operative Offered Trump Campaign 'Kremlin Connection' Using N.R.A. Ties (partners in crime)
Trump, Defending Himself After Flynn Guilty Plea, Says F.B.I. Is in 'Tatters' (and needs a KGB-style purge, there might still be some democrats in there)

The Schneiderman Firewall - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Byron York: Nunes blows up, threatens contempt after FBI stonewalls House on Russia investigator demoted for anti-Trump bias

Jared Kushner Failed to Disclose He Led a Foundation Funding Illegal Israeli Settlements Before U.N. Vote (Kushfuck always "fails to disclose")


Senate Republicans just failed Governing 101 - The Washington Post -- Now the Senate has approved a tax plan that would make the problem substantially worse while widening inequality and reducing access to health-care coverage. The current generation will pay. The next will pay more. (and Susan Collins is like 4 ft tall)
Here Are 6 Of The Most Radical Aspects Of The GOP Tax Bill | HuffPost - Congratulations to private schools! (defund public schools, give all the money to Betsy De Vos)

'This is class warfare' : Tax vote sparks political brawl over populism that will carry into 2018 elections
During tax debate, Republican questions funding for children's health (Orrin Hatch says there just isn't enough money after giving it all to the superrich so fuck the children)

Grassley Implies Working Class Spends Tax Cuts On "Booze Or Women Or Movies" (evil speaks and always lies)

Obama should be arrested for implying Trump needs a filter, Fox Business host suggests - The Washington Post (oh, it's insane and demented Lou Dobbs)


Feds say N.J. padded its Medicaid bills by $600M | NJ.com -- The audit instructed the Christie administration to refund at least $300 million of the Medicaid funding it wrongly collected (Republicans always lie, cheat and steal)


What Will Become of Legal Marijuana? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the evil elf is still after your pot)


CBS News poll: Alabama Republicans call allegations against Roy Moore false - CBS News - 71 percent of Alabama Republicans say the allegations against Roy Moore are false, and those who believe this also overwhelmingly believe Democrats and the media are behind those allegations. (evangelicals with no moral sense)


Legendary opera conductor molested teen for years: police report | New York Post -- molested an Illinois teenager from the time he was 15 years old, sexual abuse that lasted for years and led the alleged victim to the brink of suicide, according to a police report obtained by The Post ... including times when Levine would masturbate in front of him and kiss his penis, according to the report. (Met Opera covered it up, of course +another master-exhibitionist)
Met Opera to Investigate James Levine Over Sexual Abuse Accusation - The New York Times -- Met officials acknowledged they had been aware of the police report since last year, but said that Mr. Levine had denied the accusation and that they had heard nothing further from the police. They decided to begin an investigation after receiving media inquiries ("socially awkward")
James Levine - Wikipedia - After graduating from Walnut Hills High School, the acclaimed magnet school in Cincinnati, he entered the Juilliard School of Music in New York City in 1961,

MSNBC Host Joy Reid Wrote Numerous Anti-Gay Articles on Her Old Blog | Mediaite (+she's nuts)

Geoffrey Rush Steps Down From Australian Film Academy Following Claim Of 'Inappropriate Behavior' | HuffPost - Pirates of the Caribbean

Convicted sex offender Brock Turner wants new trial in Stanford sexual assault case : news

Men of Reddit, what creepy things have women done to you? : AskReddit - 20187 comments

The short, now-unhappy political career of Ruben Kihuen - The Nevada Independent

Writing Nameless Things: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin - Los Angeles Review of Books



Atomsteel comments on The thickness of my -22.00 prescription glasses

Ileach comments on MV Suilven tossing about some passengers off New Zealand ... "The lead steward always said he would rather clean up puke than blood."

How Trolls Locked My Twitter Account For 10 Days, And Welp

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'No Such Thing as Rohingya': Myanmar Erases a History (when you let Buddhists control a country)


North Korean soldier's survival is 'truly a miracle' says American rescue crew


Trump transition official in email: Russia 'has just thrown the U.S.A election'
Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia - The New York Times
Trump Tweets He Knew Flynn Lied to FBI When He Asked Comey to 'Let Flynn Go' ... "This tweet makes it clear that Trump knew at the time that he made his request to Comey to let the investigation go that Flynn had lied to the FBI, which is a criminal offense" (his tangle of lies)

Flynn Flipped. Who's Next? ... Mr. Trump built and sustained his long, gaudy career by demanding loyalty from people to whom he gave nothing in return. He is not used to being on the short end of that deal.
Jared Kushner Could Be The Next Domino To Fall In Mueller's Russia Probe | HuffPost - son-in-law might have been at the center of an elaborate, multinational effort to undermine then-President Barack Obama.
After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next? - The New York Times

ABC News corrects bombshell Flynn report - Dec. 1, 2017 - ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross said the source who had provided the initial information for his story later told him that it was as president-elect, not as a candidate, that Trump asked Flynn to contact the Russians. (actually, it was both even if you believe Trump's lies, which CNN does)
ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: Effective Immediately
Michael Flynn's Guilty Plea Sends Donald Trump's Lawyers Scrambling

Steve Schmidt: If Trump pardons Flynn it will create a 'constitutional crisis' that will end the GOP (doubtful)

Is it too late for Robert Mueller to save us? - It might not be enough for the special counsel to hand us a smoking gun and an indictment. (Lithwick)


A Historic Tax Heist - The New York Times
Senate GOP tax bill passes in major victory for Trump, Republicans - The Washington Post (they just impoverished or killed millions and destroyed graduate education and they are really happy)
How an unequal tax cut grew more unequal - The Washington Post
massive tax overhaul is a monstrosity ... On Wednesday, John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he was fine sending this diabolical, 479-page Dybbuk through the Senate even though no one in the chamber had time to read it even once.

is there a word for the brazen corruption and dishonesty it takes to run on "drain the swamp" and then literally hand a pen to lobbyists to write a trillion dollar giveaway to plutocrats and their useless failsons?
Chad Bolt on Twitter: "I wish I were making this up. This is the version of the #GOPTaxScam the Senate votes on tonight. Handwritten text up and down the margins. https://t.co/MnC4eyHAlU"
Senator Bob Menendez on Twitter: "Okay this is absurd. One page of the new #GOPTaxPlan is crossed out with an ex. Another page is just a line. Is that a crossout? Is this pag https://t.co/ZLuABRftJU"
Warren: No, I haven't had time to read the 500-page #GOPTaxScam bill that we're voting on

Senate Passes What Would Be One of the Worst Bills Ever Enacted By the United States Congress - Lawyers, Guns & Money
GOP's List of Economists Backing Tax Cut Includes Ghosts, Office Assistants, Ex-Felons, and a Sprinkling of Real Economists
US Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul bill : news
Senate Passes Massive Tax Cuts For The Rich In Middle Of The Night | HuffPost
Bush tax-cut architect dismisses JCT scoring of the Senate tax bill as a 'fraud' (and you can surely trust him)
Late Night Tax Horror Thread - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Sen. Chuck Schumer Shames GOP Tax Bill: It's A 'Stunning Deception' | HuffPost
Why Trum's Tax Bill Could Be His Death Warrant

Eschaton: Can't Do Anything Without 60 Votes - I see a lot of optimism that the Democrats have learned their lesson and if we survive the apocalypse and manage to elect some then there are all kinds of fun things that can be passed with reconciliation... I do appreciate the optimism of youth.

Eschaton: The Kids Today - "Generational war" is more the tool than the motive, and I certainly recognize that not all seniors in this country are rich, but given the voting realities - old people vote conservative, and plutocrats bankroll those conservatives - this is about picking the pockets of the younger people and mostly leaving older people alone. When they come for Social Security they'll phase it in so that current beneficiaries will be mostly protected and the youngs, who never had defined benefit plans, will be left with little. (they love fucking their children)

Barack Obama Appears To Zing Donald Trump With Twitter Followers Boast | HuffPost - "I actually have more than other people who use it more often." Obama actually has 97.4 million followers. Trump has 43.8 million

Trump's campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries


(Lauer, Halperin, Rose, Thrush) The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election - The New York Times - coverage of Mrs. Clinton was that she was dishonest and unlikable. These recent harassment allegations suggest that perhaps the problem wasn't that Mrs. Clinton was untruthful or inherently hard to connect with, but that these particular men hold deep biases against women who seek power instead of sticking to acquiescent sex-object status ... But when one of the best-qualified candidates for the presidency in American history and the first woman to get close to the Oval Office loses to an opponent who had not dedicated a nanosecond of his life to public service and ran a blatantly misogynist campaign, it's hard to conclude gender didn't play a role


Alabama race is neck and neck, with voters divided over Roy Moore allegations, poll finds - The Washington Post
Republican Women in Alabama Sound Off on Roy Moore | The New Yorker


The button on Matt Lauer's desk: Your questions answered. - The Washington Post - The button was one of the more lurid and damning elements of the sexual-harassment accusations against Lauer -- "It allowed him to welcome female employees and initiate inappropriate contact while knowing nobody could walk in on him, according to two women who were sexually harassed by Lauer"


Public Radio Icon John Hockenberry Accused of Harassment -- The female cohosts who believed that they were being maltreated by Hockenberry did complain to the station, repeatedly, two of them told me. But by 2012, they were gone and Hockenberry was flying solo. Citing confidentiality concerns, New York Public Radio CEO and President Laura Walker declined through a spokesperson to comment on the allegations ... (she knew and did nothing) That a white man, albeit a disabled one, ended up being alone at the top of the diversity show was definitely ironic ... "If you speak up, you'll disappear." (they knew) (last job was guest host on PBS's Charlie Rose show.)

Pamela Anderson Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Harvey Weinstein Victims: The actress said on Instagram that she stands by what she said during her Megyn Kelly interview Thursday: "You know what you're getting into if you're going into a hotel room alone" (that's not what they were doing)

How would you respond to sexual harassment training? Probably not how you think. - The Washington Post - The women who imagined the inappropriate questions thought they would feel angry if they were in the situation, but the predominant emotion that women felt in the interview was fear.


Does Kratom Really Kill? Officials Aren't Telling Us The Whole Story. | HuffPost - Authorities claim the popular herbal drug poses potentially deadly risks, but there are big problems with their evidence. (keeping people addicted, same as w/MJ with junk science, or outright lies)


Baltimore police chief requests FBI take over investigation into killing of detective who was set to testify in police corruption case : news

What is the scariest or most disturbing crime that remains unsolved today? : AskReddit

HIV-positive school aide accused of sexual assault faces 206 charges - CNN


Beginner's Guide to Finding the Right Therapist
The Wrong Type of Talk Therapy - The New York Times -- Medical Justice, which helps doctors fend off malpractice suits, has encouraged its clients to have patients sign agreements giving the doctors control over Web postings mentioning their practices. (oh, great non-disclosure contracts)

Apocalypse of James: Banned book found at Oxford University | Daily Telegraph - THE secret advice and prophecies Jesus gave his brother, James.

Magnesium batteries could be safer and more efficient than lithium

ELI5: NASA Engineers just communicated with Voyager 1 which is 21 BILLION kilometers away (and out of our solar system) and it communicated back. How is this possible? : explainlikeimfive

You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. Dubbed the "production effect" the study determined that it is the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory.

Neil Young's Massive Online Archive Is Open

TIL that the word with the most meanings in English is the verb 'set', with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989. The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters. : todayilearned

What's the best dirty joke you know Reddit?
[Serious]What is the most horrifying thing to happen to you that you can't explain? : AskReddit
What's the most expensive thing you've ever touched? : AskReddit
[Serious] Teenage (and younger) Redditors, what's a reference older people make that you'd like to have explained? : AskReddit


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John Schindler on Twitter: "Not to alarm you or anything...but Moscow's conducting massive nuclear exercises while Kremlin bigwigs pontificate about Antichrist and Arma https://t.co/43tX5v5MPl"

Trump trip to Britain canned as tensions rise - NZ Herald

Officials: Trump might declare Jerusalem the Israeli capital - ABC News (Netanyahu is his boss)

President Donald Trump unsurprisingly made a cameo.

Qatar threatens to reveal the documents showing that Saudi Crown Prince backs some al-Qaeda and ISIS kingpins

Investigators explore possibility that Border Patrol agent died in accident | Mexico | Dallas News (Trump said build the wall on fake news)

TIL the FBI kept files on Elvis Presley because they believed he raised the sexual passions of teenagers posing a "definite danger to the security of the United States" : todayilearned ... Or maybe their file was because he was a pedophile

Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information - The New York Times

Trump Pressed Top Republicans to End Senate Russia Inquiry - The New York Times

Kushner Is Said to Have Ordered Flynn to Contact Russia - Bloomberg - Now that the retired general has pleaded guilty, the president's son-in-law could be one of the next dominoes to fall.
Report: Jared Kushner Met With Special Counsel To Talk About Michael Flynn And Russia | HuffPost - They both attended a meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
John Schindler on Twitter: "Don't worry, he's not gonna need clearances much longer anyway. https://t.co/srUIhw0i3F"

Trump White House caught off guard by Flynn plea - POLITICO - The former national security adviser appeared in federal court to admit to a single charge of lying to FBI investigators just as the White House was focused on the passage of its landmark tax bill.

Tillerson worries secret plan could plunge region into chaos
How Rex Tillerson Wrecked the State Department | The New Yorker

The Flynn Plea: A Quick and Dirty Analysis - Lawfare

It Was Kushner Who Told Flynn To Make Calls About Israel UN Vote, Source Says
Former Prosecutors Break Down What Mike Flynn's Plea Deal Really Means
How the Flynn Charges Box In Trump - Bloomberg
The Latest: AP sources link KT McFarland to Flynn papers
Michael Flynn Expected to Plead Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I. - The New York Times
Former Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Charged In Special Counsel's Russia Investigation | HuffPost - Flynn is expected to plead guilty to one count of making a false statement to FBI agents.
Former Prosecutors Break Down What Mike Flynn's Plea Deal Really Means (given how Russian-compromised he is, the decision to limit to a single charge means he's been singing like a canary)

Donald Trump Suspected for Weeks That Mike Flynn Would Flip

Erik Prince testifies before House Intelligence Committee | TheHill

Flynn prepared to testify that Trump directed him to contact Russians about ISIS, confidant says - ABC News
Who's next? -- If anyone thinks the Meth-Addict-in-Chief won't gleefully shove his son-in-law under the bus, please contact me about a bigly beautiful deal on a casino in New Jersey.

Why Did Mike Flynn Bother To Lie To The FBI? ... Had Flynn not thought of the possibility that his call with Kislyak could have been under surveillance when he talked to the FBI? Or was there just something bigger that he was trying to hide? < John Schindler on Twitter: "BOTH #FTW "Whether Flynn is monumentally stupid or monumentally arrogant is the big question" (12 FEB) https://t.co/ZGL9qFqODH"
Mueller: Trump Team Meddling In Obama Diplomacy Extended Beyond Flynn
Panic Spin -- now claiming that the Obama White House in fact authorized Mike Flynn's secret calls with Russian Ambassador Kislyak.

Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty to Lying to FBI - This is one sweet plea deal.
Did Trump Obstruct Justice in the Russia Investigation? - Is Trump even smart enough to pull that off?


Trump is going to fire Mueller pretty soon - Lawyers, Guns & Money (and Republicans will do nothing)
Nobody is above the Law -- Mueller Firing Rapid Response


Oh, Shut Up - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's disgusting not only because Comey's grossly unethical behavior directly resulted in Donald Trump becoming president, but because he allowed a major NYT story suggesting that the FBI saw no connection between Trump and Russia to remain out there without comment during the height of the media frenzy over the prejudicial letter he issued in defiance of department rules and norms.


Would You Trust This Man and a Network of Private Armies? - A new report shows a CIA-related plan that should terrify all of us. (Tom Cotton at the core of Trump's takeover of America)

Trump White House Faces Prospect of More Senior Departures - WSJ - Secretary of State Tillerson is most likely to leave as first anniversary approaches, say officials

How Those Anti-Muslim Videos Probably Got Into Trump's Twitter Feed | HuffPost - And the deeply troubling, bot-fueled surge of anti-Muslim activity on Twitter over the last year, as revealed by a new report. (Trump fell for Russian fake news, what a surprise +"anorexic cunt")

Russian trolls pushed graphic, racist tweets to American voters : news
Russian Trolls Linked Clinton To 'Satanic Ritual' In Fake News Campaign Push: Report | HuffPost - The lies went into overdrive to influence the election, NBC News says.

Eschaton: It Can't Always Go Up To 11 - There was good journalism then - otherwise how would I know what to be mad about - but if you, for example, flipped on Hardball in 2005, it was Bush country and everybody loved him. We all remember the joke about how Bush critics were "shrill." ... "The president of the United States boosting this diseased racist propaganda quite understandably taints everything else he says and does."

Trump's mind-numbing media manipulation machine

Corker to vote no on GOP tax bill | TheHill (because Susie is in the bag)
Republicans like to pretend Bush's tax cuts never happened ... Trump: "You know, for years they have not been able to get tax cuts, many, many years since Reagan." ("pretend" = "lie" because American's can't remember 10 years ago and neither can your media) ... 62% of the benefits that go the richest of the rich -- more than double Bush's policy
VStarffin comments on Republicans like to pretend Bush's tax cuts never happened
Redditor explains why the Republican tax plan is terrible for America : bestof


Gowdy, Benghazi panel settled wrongful firing suit with $150,000 in public funds - The Washington Post - to settle with a former aide who alleged he was fired in part because he was not willing to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton. (his face tells it all, once again)


Conservative Megadonor Robert Mercer Funded Project Veritas - The connection between the Mercer family and the controversial activist group recently busted for an undercover sting has not previously been documented.

Walmart Pulls T-Shirts That Hint At Lynching Journalists : The Two-Way : NPR (hahaha NPR, "hint")

Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now
Susan Collins is ready to roll on the No Billionaires Left Behind Act, and she's playing dumb ... Susan Collins believes that the GOP will become a pragmatic, center-right party that supports universal health care -- just as soon as she votes for a giant tax cut for the rich that's financed by sabotaging Obamacare, raising taxes on the poor, and adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit. (they lie to themselves, each other, and you: good job, Maine)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "I'm not sure why Sen. Collins is pretending to fall for this, which makes her look like a sucker, rather than just owning up to not caring.

Inspector general launches inquiry into whether Treasury hid Republican tax bill analysis - LA Times (Mnuchin, batman villian)
Contradicted by deficit study, Republican tax plan in disarray - The Washington Post
Why it's s such a big deal the Senate tax bill would add $1 trillion to debt (they were never serious about the deficit)

Eschaton: The End Of Ph.D Programs - Gonna be a lot of people dropping out (and they should!) if this tax bill passes... (Trump wants everyone to be as dumb as he is)

The Recession Hasn't Ended - The Atlantic - How can the country survive the next economic crash if millions of families still haven't recovered from the last one? (thanks, Barry)

Federal Contractors Are Offshoring at a Fast Clip Under Trump - Bloomberg

It's Time to Do Away With 'America's Dad' As Our Journalistic Standard (Republican father figures, ironically) ... "Today has sold itself as a family -- 'America's First Family" ... He was peak puff piece, the height of warm morning banter and friendly, approachable get-the-kids-ready-for-school TV ... To really repair the damage Matt Lauer has done, we'd need to go back and undo every damaging subliminal message he ever sent in his hundreds of hours on live TV -- every slightly too-lusty chuckle, every moment when he complimented a guest on her appearance, every time he negged Ann Curry ... and made us believe that it was appropriate for America's dad to ogle accomplished female athletes on television.

Stephen Colbert Burns Donald Trump Jr. With One Simple Question | HuffPost - A bizarre tweet about sexual harassment written by Donald Trump Jr. in 2011 is getting new attention today.

Vice Media Fires 3 Employees Amid Sexual Harassment Complaints | HuffPost - The company previously suspended Jason Mojica, the head of its documentary film division ... an increasingly tense work environment, especially after Vice Media CEO Shane Smith delivered a company-wide "State of the Union" that failed to mention the Daily Beast report and the suspension that occurred mere hours earlier... The New York Times reportedly has been working on a story about sexual harassment allegations at Vice Media. HuffPost's Ashley Feinberg spoke with seven current Vice employees who described frustrations with management boiling over as the company tried to preempt an exposi that's worse han anything previously reported.

Olivia Munn Tears Apart Russell Simmons' Apology Over Sexual Assault Claims | HuffPost - The actress translated the music mogul's statement with a "Douchebag Dictionary"

Seth Meyers Has A Scathing Message For Matt Lauer | HuffPost
Meredith Vieira Called Out Matt Lauer for 'Huge Bag of Sex Toys' In His Office
Eschaton: I Know It's Page Six - But I am so sorry, so sorry, I am a bad man, now give me $30 million is... well, fuck you Matt. ... Maybe give it all to Ann Curry? hahahahaa

Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter War with Roy Moore - YouTube

Congress secretly paid nearly $100,000 to settle harassment claims against disgraced congressman - ABC News - The Congressional Office of Compliance secretly paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Congressman Eric Massa, The claims were settled after Massa, a Democrat from upstate New York, resigned in 2010 amid a pending ethics investigation into allegations he groped and sexually harassed members of his staff.

Rep. Joe Barton: I will not seek re-election | Politics | Dallas News

Uber Investor Shervin Pishevar Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women - Bloomberg - Five women tell Bloomberg the venture capitalist used his position of power to pursue romantic relationships and unwanted sexual encounters. (UberBro)

Midler to Rivera: Apologize for alleged sexual assault - The Boston Globe ... comment: This is just the start on Geraldo. A serial philanderer and narcissist of epic proportions. (Jeraldo has always be a skeeveball)
Bette Midler accuses Fox News host Geraldo Rivera of sexual misconduct and demands apology : news

Ronan Farrow Faced Intimidation While Exposing Harvey Weinstein - YouTube

Israel Horovitz resigns from Gloucester Stage after allegations of sexual assault - The Boston Globe -- Nine women have accused playwright Israel Horovitz of sexual misconduct, including rape, over a period extending from the 1980s to last year ... allegation by one woman -- the former girlfriend of Adam Horovitz, the playwright's son and a former member of the Beastie Boys -- that Israel Horovitz raped her in 1989, when she was 19.

Senate to hire independent investigator to look into sexual misconduct allegations - The Boston Globe (dude looks like he's 12)
Four men allege sexual misconduct by Senate president's husband ... Hefner took a step forward, grabbed the man's genitals and didn't let go. He recalled Hefner asking him to have some fun with him, telling him Rosenberg wouldn't mind, that Hefner and the Senate president were a team on Beacon Hill, and that they would take care of him. (or maybe 8 with a fake beard)
For senator's partner, uproar is unexpected turn in a resilient life (Pee-Wee Herman boy-toy)
Rosenberg 'devastated' over allegations against husband

What the daily assault revelations say about them and us - The Boston Globe

She Says She Quit Her Campaign Job After He Harassed Her. Now He's in Congress -- Last year, a 25-year-old woman left her job on Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen


White Supremacists Were Ready for Violence in Charlottesville. The Police Were Not. - The New York Times


Kate Steinle trial: Garcia Zarate acquitted in San Francisco pier killing - San Francisco Chronicle
Trump calls acquittal of Mexican man a 'travesty of justice' (said the maybe-not-human travesty)


Mother: children bullied at school for not being Christian : news - Although Powell County superintendent Michael Tate declined to go on camera, he said Estes's complaints are not falling on deaf ears and that the school system is looking into the complaints. Yeah...just took 2 years and a news story, huh?
Mother: Children Bullied At School For Not Being Christian - LEX18.com ... "My children are asked every day, 'do youi believein God? Why don't you go? He's been told by teachers things like the Atheists will be eaten by bears (Kaintucky)


Transit experts propose ending NYC's 24/7 subway system (you don't have a helicopter? well fuck you.)

LA Weekly reveals its secret owners: mostly men with Orange County ties - LA Times -- Calle said the publication, which laid off all its editors and all but one of its writers Wednesday, wasn't ought for nefarious reasons. Instead, he said, the alternative weekly was in the hands of people who wanted to make the property "the cultural center of the city" ... "a new era of edginess and taboo for the city of L.A"


TIL a study shows that 47% of french horn players report hearing loss : todayilearned (What?)

A new study found that the legalization of cannabis has not led to more teens using marijuana. Legalizing pot did not encourage teens to begin smoking cannabis. : science

Teenage brains can't tell what's importand what isn't. This may be because their brains aren't developed enough to properly assess how high the stakes are, and adapt their behaviour accordingly. The findings explain why some adolescents are so nonchalant when it comes to risky behaviours.
Evolution row ends as scientists declare sponges to be sister of all other animals. Sponges were first to branch off the evolutionary tree from the common ancestor of all animals, finds new study in Current Biology. : science -- We think that sponges are a good approximation for the change from unicellular life (choanocytes) to multicellular life, and how cells can come together in a biologically meaningful and organized way. (we're all sponges)

What is the weirdest thing about humans? : AskReddit

Disney Can't Escape $37 Million Fraud Claims From Bill Nye the Science Guy : television

Doctors Created Vibrators After Growing Tired of Masturbating 'Hystical' Women

TIL that J. Paul Getty, with a net worth of 1.2billion in the 50s, scolded his wife for spending money freely on the treatment of their six-year-old son after he went blind from a brain tumour. When his son died six years later, Getty didn't attend the funeral. : todayilearned
elitexero comments on Streamers Faze Banks and Alissa Violet falsely accuse a business and get fans to write bogus reviews to hurt the business. Business responds by posting security video showing what really happened [xpost from /r/JusticeServed]

Mark Cuban Still Has Absolutely No Idea How Net Neutrality Works : technology (or maybe he does)

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Why a Generation in Japan Is Facing a Lonely Death - The New York Times


Eschaton: Borders - I have a minor fascination with the Northern Ireland border situation because...I don't see a solution. I've seen ones that people have proposed and they don't (to me) make any sense, though maybe I'm missing something. Like many things in politics the discourse has moved from a couple of "crazy" people pointing out that, "hey, uh, guys, this is a problem..." and being met with denials, to "haha suck it idiots who cares." ... "Dublin will pay for it."


U.S. military indefinitely delays ban on cluster bombs : news

The national security emergency we're not talking about (dismantling the State)

Trump draws embarrassingly tiny crowd for National Christmas Tree lighting | Shareblue Media - Once again, his is much smaller than Obama's

White House maintenance orders reveal cockroaches, ants and mice infestations | TheHill (and maybe some snakes)

Paul Manafort Reaches Bail Deal With Mueller


New York radio personality was Roger Stone's WikiLeaks contact - Randy Credico,

The case for normalizing impeachment - Vox - Impeaching an unfit president has consequences. But leaving one in office could be worse.

'Art of the Deal' co-author: Trump 'losing his grip on reality'

Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia | TheHill ... Trump is "completely detached from reality"

The President Is Losing Whatever Was Left - King Lear in an ill-fitting suit - This was not just the president* running off at the fingertips again. This was an incitement to violence. This was a president* calling out for the destruction of a news organization that has criticized him. This was out-and-out fascism ... "Journeys into the realm of manufactured facts?"

This is getting worse - The Washington Post - How long are we going to pretend that President Trump is fully rational? How long are we going to ignore the signs that he is dangerously out of control?

Trump veers past guardrails, feeling impervious to the uproar he causes - The Washington Post

Britain furious, Trump unapologetic as fallout swells from anti-Muslim videos - The Washington Post

'I'm just waiting for a call from the White House with an apology.' Britain's 'wrong' Theresa May speaks out. (tweeted the wrong Theresa May ... who said: "I'm just glad he was not contacting me to say he was going to war with North Korea.") (comment: "It's little things like this that make me worry Trump is going to end up getting so mad at Kim Jong Un that he bombs North Carolina.")


The Disturbing Video Retweeted by President Trump Is Not What It Seems

Where That False Anti-Muslim Video Trump Retweeted Came From -- The video, which depicts an attack by a Dutch teen on another Dutch teen, was first picked up by anti-Muslim activists in May. It has circulated through pro-Trump Twitter accounts, Reddit, Alex Jones' website Prison Planet, and the website of an anti-Muslim crusader -- before being retweeted by the president of the United States. ... It is unclear how President Trump, who does not follow Fransen, came across the video, but conservative writer and commentator Ann Coulter ("anorexic cunt"), who Trump does follow, retweeted the video on the same day Fransen posted it for the second time on her account.

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo - The New York Times

Interrogators Blast Trump's 'Clueless' CIA Pick Tom Cotton (mocked Russia collusion, love water-boarding) That could make for a tense reception at Langley.
Cotton to CIA? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (very bad, murderous, stupid person)


A Simple Fix for Our Massive Inequality Problem - The New York Times -- the top 1 percent had an average wealth of $26.6 million, while the net worth of everyone in the bottom third combined was less than zero (because of a mixture of low accumulated savings and high debt) ... Creating a social wealth fund in which we all own an equal part is certainly not the only way to tackle wealth inequality directly, but it is one of the few ways that we know works well and is able to work within the system we now have.

The Senate Is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks - The New York Times
"Let's Get As Much As We Can Before the Cops Show Up"

Gen X and Millennials Will Pay for the GOP's Tax Plan - The Atlantic - The Republican tax plan would stick young people with the bill, right as political influence is shifting to America's diverse younger generations.

Rubio: Offset Tax Cuts By Reducing Social Security, Medicare Benefits (tell the olds and sick to fuck off and die after we take their money)

How a U.S. citizen was mistakenly targeted for deportation. He's not alone

White House Bars One of Few Black Journalists From Attending Christmas Party ... "they don't like me" ... April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks Washington bureau chief, one of the few minority female journalists credentialed to attend the White House daily press briefings, said it was no mistake that she had yet to receive an invitation for the yuletide event.

People Are Getting Robocalls About Their "Derogatory" Trump Posts (the Russians are coming for you, thanks, Barry)

DOJ may be cracking down on recreational marijuana | McClatchy Washington Bureau (dismantling the economy but Jeebus hates pot)

Nazi Sympathizer Profiled by The Times Loses His Job : news

N.Y. attorney general warns Project Veritas its fundraising license is at risk - The Washington Post -- is at risk of losing its ability to raise money in New York because it did not disclose that its founder had a criminal record
Text messages with Project Veritas operative and Post employee show sustained effort to befriend newspaper employee - Washington Post


Trump Reportedly Once Bragged About 'First-Rate P***y' | HuffPost - The president, who has been accused by at least 16 women of sexual assault or harassment, has used the vulgar term before.
Trump Bragged: ' Nothing in the World Like First-Rate P**sy'

Eschaton: Power And Visibility - It's a bit (just a bit) of a mystery how you can think you can be America's Very Good Boy on teevee 5 days per week and not think this stuff would come out eventually. I mean, I get it, it took this long... there are reasons. But still.

"Everybody Knew": Inside the Fall of Today's Matt Lauer -- They passed on the Weinstein story -- but NBC News's own sexual harassment problem was hiding in plain sight. (maybe that's why) Lauer had been dogged by stories of infidelity for years, so much so that he had become a regular target of the tabloid press ... The Variety story about Lauer's sexual misconduct, published Wednesday, based on the accounts of more than 10 current and former employees, reports that he could lock the door to his office from his desk ... Lauer had been with the Today show for 20 years and had become the most powerful figure at NBC News ... "There's a lot of speculation that Megyn Kelly was directly involved in getting women to come forward" ... Similarly, NBC insiders saw the hand of Ann Curry, whom Lauer ousted, in his demise, and possibly even Billy Bush ... The repercussions inside NBC are unlikely to stop with Lauer ... improprieties looms large over NBC's editorial decision to pass on Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein. "They were sitting in a glass house and they knew it,"

Clinton on Matt Lauer: 'Every day I believe more in karma'

The 'Today' show was a 'total boys' club' during Lauer's tenure -- "Everybody at NBC knew about Matt Lauer's sexually inappropriate behavior -- and knew not to talk about it" (and the women acted so surprised and broken up)
Matt Lauer Told Meredith On Camera ...'Keep Bending Over, Nice View' (just a little courtship)
A Failure of the Network News Star System - The New York Times

Read Matt Lauer's full apology
Matt Lauer Offers Apology (With a Caveat) - The New York Times

Geraldo Rivera Says Women 'May Be Criminalizing Courtship' After Lauer Reports | HuffPos (stfu, Jeraldo) t

John Conyers Accuser Breaks Silence: 'He Asked Me To Satisfy Him Sexually' | HuffPost

Rep;. John Conyers' accuser Marion Brown speaks out: 'He just violated my body'-- She described a specific disturbing encounter with Conyers, 88, who has denied any wrongdoing, in a Chicago hotel room in 2005. "He was undressed down to his underwear," she said. "He asked me to satisfy to him sexually. He pointed to genital areas of his body and asked me to touch him" (fucking creep)

Rep. John Conyers hospitalized in Detroit area - Conyers returned to Michigan this week amid sexual harassment claims -- office which confirmed the congressman is hospitalized but did not say why or at which hospital.

Resign Right Now | New Republic - As Donald Trump embraces Roy Moore, Democrats should take a zero tolerance stance against sexual harassment.

Roy Moore's Absurdity Knows No Bounds - We could use Mark Twain right now ... November 30 happens to be the birthday shared, 150-odd years apart, by Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain.

Why Alabamians should consider eating Democrats's babies ... Alexandra Petri ... Happy 350th birthday, Jonathan Swift. I am so glad you did not live to see today!

Roy Moore Revives Anti-Gay Rhetoric In Deflecting Sexual Assault Allegations | HuffPost (ugly little turd is very popular in AL)

Roy Moore Just Blamed His Sexual Misconduct Allegations On Lesbians, Gays, And Socialists

Minister who sang for Roy Moore lied for son accused of molesting Honduran orphans | AL.com

A Fifth Woman Has Accused Al Franken Of Sexual Misconduct | HuffPost - He kept his hand all the way over on my breast,

Street Artist Targets Al Franken

CNN Fires Jake Tapper's Senior Producer After Behavior Complaints | HuffPost - Three female colleagues reportedly came forward with the complaints. ... Teddy Davis

Writer Jenny Lumet: Russell Simmons Sexually Violated Me (Guest Column) | Hollywood Reporter : (and the daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet) ( and granddaughter of singer/activist Lena Horne) details a terrifying encounter with the legendary music producer, who says he is stepping down from his businesses in the wake of the new claims ... Then the car doors locked. It was loud. The noise made me jump.

Nine Women Accuse Israel Horovitz, Playwright and Mentor, of Sexual Misconduct - The New York Times

Amber Tamblyn: I'm Not Ready for the Redemption of Men

Michigan Candidate Has An Idea How To End Harassment: Vote For Someone Without A Penis | HuffPost -- Democrat Dana Nessel says she won't show her penis in a professional setting -- because she doesn't have one

Woman reveals sexual messages from Texas congressman - SFGate (good Christian family-values anti-birth-control kinda guy)
Woman reveals sexual messages from Texas congressman : news (Joe Barton)

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) used taxpayer funds to end a dispute with his communications director in 2014. sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokeswoman -- the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser (just look at him)

Vox Media Drops Open Bar From Holiday Party Amid Sexual Harassment Fears | HuffPost


Alex DeLarge Forced To Step Down As Leader Of Droogs Amidst Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct : movies

'Bully' caught on video sucker-punching man with cerebral palsy sentenced to prison

Aurora 10-year-old takes her own life after suspected bullying incident caught on camera | FOX31 Denver

Utah youth suicides jump 141 percent, new report says : news - Yeah, with alcohol or recreational drugs stigmatized by Utah religious culture the state leads the nation in prescription drug abuse.
Explore Suicide in the United States | 2015 Annual Report | AHR

Kate Steinle shooting: Jury acquits Jose Ines Garcia Zarate - "For those who might criticize this verdict the president, Vice President let me just remind them they are themselves under investigation."
Texas sheriff says it's unlikely border agents were attacked - President Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have said the two were attacked.

Florida man being chased by cops stops to shoot up heroin. : news

FaZe Banks made a ton of allegations on what happened in a bar in Cleveland, this is their response. : videos

WATCH LIVE: Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger before Board of... (MI: Karen Spranger: and you thought MA was bad: see links at bottom)

LA Weekly staff is slashed as Semanal Media finishes buying the publication - LA Times - Nine of the 13 members of the editorial staff lost their jobs, including all the top editors and all but one of the staff writers. (we don't need no steenking employees)
Who Owns LA Weekly? | L.A. Weekly (hedgies fucking another institution)
A secret group of investors bought LA Weekly, then fired most of its writers and editors : news

Battle Brewing Between Michael Moore, Harvey & Bob Weinstein Over Donald Trump-Themed 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Sequel





New study finds that most redditors don'T actually read the articles they vote on



What is the most fucked up thing you have seen in real life? : AskReddit

comix_corp comments on What the fuck am I looking at [NSFW]

Americans Taxed $400 Billion For Fiber Optic Internet That Doesn't exist (they took the money and laughed)
How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed - The New York Times

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New study uncovers the 'keystone domino' strategy of climate denial | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian
'Buried in marshes': sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast | Environment | The Guardian - New research shows by the end of the century an increase in sea level will threaten the White House, early colonial settlements and other historic places

North Korea's latest missile launch appears to put U.S. capital in range - the missile launched Wednesday, which flew 10 times higher than the International Space Station, could theoretically reach Washington, D.C.

FCC Got 444,938 Net-Neutrality Comments From Russian Email Addresses : news
Net neutrality comments mostly came from bots and fake email addresses, Pew finds : news
57% of net neutrality comments submitted to FCC appear to be fake


Controversial monk and Dalai Lama aide replaced amid corruption accusations | World news | The Guardian - Prominent Buddhists are welcoming the apparent downfall of Tenzin Dhonden, accused of abusing his position as gatekeeper to the Buddhist leader

Former Bosnian General On Trial For War Crimes Dies After Drinking Poison In Court | HuffPost - Slobodan Praljak stood up and drank from a small vial.

Jewish groups demand Poland explain naked game of tag in Nazi gas chamber | The Times of Israel

Donald Trump attacks British PM Theresa May over her criticism of his far-right retweets -- In rare clash between allies, US president tells May to focus on terrorism rather than on him -- but sends the tweet to the wrong person

Flynn's Deeds Are Much Worse Than We Thought
Special counsel delays grand jury testimony amid signs of Flynn deal talks - CNNPolitics
Crook Claims Rudy Giuliani and Michael Mukasey Tried to Broker U.S.-Turkey Prisoner Swap -- Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab flipped for the feds and told a court that President Trump's pals tried to get him out of an American jail.

Gutting State - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Trump agent of Russian plot to weaken America around the world)

Trump retweets inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos - The Washington Post
President Trump Tweets Out Anti-Muslim 'Snuff Film'
The Far-Right Group Retweeted By Donald Trump Deleted A Bunch Of Pro-Putin Posts From Its Website
PoppinKREAM comments on White House defends Trump's Muslim tweets

The Birther's Back: Trump Reportedly Reignites Racist Lie About Obama | HuffPost (war on reality)

If Trump believes what he's saying, we really do need to deploy the 25th Amendment ... Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) is quoted as saying, that his compulsive fabrication shows he is a "person of destiny" (because Jesus lied all the time)

Two new reports suggest Trump has come unhinged. The truth is worse. - The Washington Post

Donald Trump is a madman - NY Daily News - Wednesday Twitter spasm confirms what many Americans have long suspected

Yet more proof: Donald Trump is a fascist sympathiser | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian

Counselor Kellyanne Conway Is Now His Opioids Czar (her expression says it all)

Republicans Clear Major Hurdle as Tax Bill Advances - The New York Times
Senate's tax bill is a sweeping change to every part of federal health care -- It slashes Medicare by billions and will leave millions without insurance.


Roy Moore leads Doug Jones in another new Senate poll | AL.com

Why Evangelicals Stick with Donald Trump & Roy Moore | sturothenberg.com - white evangelicals get their religion from their politics, not their politics from their religion. ... In 2016, Donald Trump received the support of 80% of white evangelicals and born-again Christians, while Hillary Clinton drew just 16%. Clinton, on the other hand, won 60% of non-evangelicals. One year later, in the Virginia governor's race. Republican Ed Gillespie carried 79% of white evangelicals, compared to Democrat Ralph Northam's 19%. Northam carried a stunning 67% of Virginians who were not white evangelicals or born-agains. (hypocrisy of false Christian becoming clearer)


Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women

"They Act Like Sexist Assholes." "You Ever Think They're Not Acting?" -- Remember when NBC featherweight Matt Lauer hectored Hillary Clinton about inane bullshit while tossing softballs at Donald Trump? Well

Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted staffer during Olympics | Page Six

NBC New3s fires 'Today' anchor Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation - The New York Times
'Today' show host Matt Lauer fired after claims of 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

After Matt Lauer's firing, his awkward moments with Anne Hathaway, Katie Couric and others resurface - The Washington Post ... TMZ unearthed a 2012 clip of Couric telling Bravo's Andy Cohen that Lauer's most annoying habit was "pinching me on the ass a lot' (another one)
Revisiting Matt Lauer's sexist 2012 interview with Anne Hathaway (fucking creep)
Matt Lauer is exactly the sort of guy who needed a remote controlled lock on his office door - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act. (so no one could walk in one him, who approved that?? because they enabled him consciouisly)

Eschaton: And Matt Lauer - The real story (which I don't know!) is how much people covered for him. I don't mean victims and underlings, I mean people who had enough power to do something about it. I don't want to hear hiding behind the lack of official complaints. It's the kind of thing "everybody knows."

The Ghost of Matt Lauer on the 'Today Show' - The Atlantic - represents much more than a casting change
Matt Lauer fired from NBC News for sexual misconduct : news

NBC's Matt Lauer fired following sexual harassment complaints regarding 'inappropriate workplace behavior' : television

'Operation Bambi': How and Why NBC Kicked Ann Curry Off Today

Geraldo Rivera out here defending Matt Lauer. Geraldo sexually assaulted Bette Midler. : videos

This GIF of Matt Lauer seems inappropriate now : gifs

Garrison Keillor, ex-host of A Prairie Home Companion, fired after allegations of improper behavior

Al Franken should resign? That's absurd By Garrison Keillor (he knew he was under investigation when he wrote the op-ed)
Steven Thrasher on Twitter: "The thing is, this is how all this works, right? Powder milk biscuits, church potlucks, Lake Wobegone...Midwest white nostalgia is a soft we https://t.co/hG67gMD3fM"

Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern. - The Washington Post

NPR chief news editor David Sweeney is ousted after sexual harassment allegations : news

In response to Roy Moore allegations, women use #MeAt14 Twitter hashtag to remind the world what it looks like to be 14 - The Washington Post


Trump suggested the 2001 death of a Joe Scarborough aide is an 'unsolved mystery.' It isn't



Sean Hannity Flips Out After Seeing His NY Times Magazine Cover Photo | HuffPost


Lucian Wintrich, White House Correspondent For Gateway Pundit, Arrested After Altercation At UConn Talk - Hartford Courant

Honolulu police tell legal marijuana users to turn in their firearms : news

As a teen, he savagely beat a classmate. The attack was forgotten, until he went into politics - LA Times - When you have a lot of money, you can kind of get away with stuff,


What screams "I'm uneducated"? : AskReddit

Mary Magdalene International Trailer 1 : movies

Online trolls are most likely to be male and exhibit higher levels of psychopathy and sadism : science

Hair Loss Treatment Coming? New agent not only prevents hair loss but actually promotes the growth of new hair, and when applied to the bare skin of mice for a period of 28 days, led to the growth of new hair follicles, as reported in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. : science

Valproate reopens critical-period learning of absolute pitch

TIL: De Beers has spent millions trying to detect the difference between "real" diamonds and modern lab-grown diamonds - so far to no avail - as the diamond supply floods with cheap chinese lab-grown gems. : todayilearned

A Simple Explanation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War - animated : videos

Men of Reddit, what's the hottest thing a woman can say during sex? : AskReddit

Dr. Downvote: Youtube's Secret Codes REVEALED : videos


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US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims | US news | The Guardian - families face a second round of attacks online -- and fighting back is 'like trying to kill roaches with a fly swatter'

North Korea Fires a Ballistic Missile, in a Further Challenge to Trump - The New York Times
North Korea's Longest Missile Test Yet


Lurking in Toilets, Swimming the Streets: Snakes of Bangkok Move In - The New York Times
Olympic Doping Diaries: Chemist's Notes Bolster Case Against Russia

Odds Are, Russia Owns Trump - The New York Times

Manafort Bankers, Associates Summoned to Talk to Manhattan D.A. - Bloomberg

Dismantling the Foreign Service - The New York Times



What the Tax Bill Would Look Like for 25,000 Middle-Class Families - The New York Times


How Far Will Sean Hannity Go? - The New York Times (Full Trumpster and is reaching more than 13 million people a day)

Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note

Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note ... Hovater ... adding "GTKRWN:)" a popular acronym that stands for Gas The Kikes Race War Now. (very shallow reporting, no fact-checking, strange ommisions)

New York Times's Nazi Profile Was Better In Original German

How To Actually Cover Nazis - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the fact that he uses anti-Semitic pro-genocide acronyms online is more relevant that what his favorite Panera sandwich is.

Shakesville: On That NYT Profile of a Nazi

The Nazi sympathizer profile that's receiving backlash
J.H. Swanson on Twitter: "On August 20, 1939, the New York Times wrote an article profiling Hitler's daily life in his mountain chalet, featuring such details as, "Though Hitler is a strict vegetarian and teetotaler, he is not indifferent to meals." Twelve days later, Hitler invaded Poland.

Donald Trump and the White Nationalists | The New Yorker - The Fearful and the Frustrated


Anthony Scaramucci Resigns From University Board After Threatening to Sue Student : news

Many local Republicans think Joe Barton shouldn't run for re-election | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Consultant Denies Using Ice Penis to Hump Mannequin | Miami New Times

'Access Hollywood' Shoots Down Trump: 'The Tape Is Very Real' | HuffPost
Seth Meyers Nails The Dumbest Part Of Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Denial | HuffPost

Moore Opens Up 49 44 Lead in Alabama; Just 9% of Trump Voters Believe Allegations Against Moore


James O'Keefe tweeted about his 'confrontation' with a Post rfeporter. Here's what really happened.
How James O'Keefe Made Himself Irrelevant -- latest stunt is possibly his biggest backfire: He attempted to sting The Washington Post with a fake Roy Moore accuser, but found himself stung, as the Post exposed the scheme in a detailed report on Monday night.

The sinister screw-ups of James O'Keefe

Former staffer accuses Conyers of harassment

Angela Lansbury Says Women Must Sometimes Take Blame For Harassment | HuffPost - We have to own up to the fact that women ... have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive


The Limits of 'Believe All Women'

Therapy for Sexual Misconduct? It's Mostly Unproven


Men have unwanted sex with women in order to conform to gender expectations and to avoid uncomfortable interactions finds new research by an NYU sociologist. : science

TIL gender can now be determined from the concentration of amino acids in a fingerprint (levels are significantly higher in the sweat of women than that of men). The testing method can be performed at the crime scene and works in a manner similar to pregnancy strips or glucose meters. : todayilearned

YouTube kills ads on 50,000 channels as advertisers flee over disturbing child content
Uber Criminal Probe Shines Light on Vanishing Message System - Bloomberg - A criminal probe of Uber Technologies Inc. has turned up revelations that the ride-hailing company used encrypted messaging to hide its tracks while spying on rivals, evading authorities and fighting off lawsuits.


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Drilling Reawakens Sleeping Faults in Texas, Leads to Earthquakes - Scientific American -- For 300 million years faults showed no activity, and then wastewater injections from oil and gas wells came along (Americans screwing themselves to give everything to the rich)
Landfill photos from six cities that highlight the global waste problem - Washington Post

Myanmar accused of wiping out secret network of Rohingya reporters | Global development | The Guardian - Human rights groups fear military has disappeared or killed undercover journalists to starve the world of news about persecution in Rakhine state


Michael Flynn's lawyer meets with members of special counsel's team, raising specter of plea deal
A key witness in the Russia probe had a 'lengfthy conversastion' with Trump at Mar-a-Lago ... Former CIA Director James Woolsey dined with President Donald Trump last weekend ...Woolsey, who served on the board of Flynn's lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group, was at a meeting on September 19, 2016, with Flynn and Turkish government ministers in which they discussed removing the controversial Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen from US soil, Woolsey has said. (wtf?) (WP: "Remember the guy who in 1994 crashed his plane onto the White House lawn? That was me trying to get an appointment to see President Clinton.)
Michael Flynn's lawyer meets with members of special counsel's team, raising specter of plea deal - ABC News

ICE's Courthouse Arrests Undercut Democracy

Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds - The Washington Post (and it was originally desgined to do that)
In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip - The New York Times (end of church-state separation, next step after Citizens United)
Eschaton: The Explainers - That political reporters have never understood - or pretended to never understand - that Republicans don't care about the deficit is an indictment of all of them. Are they stupid or corrupt is valid question. (both)

Top CFPB Official Sues Trump Administration As Showdown Over Agency Heats Up | HuffPost - Leandra English has sued the Trump administration over its appointment of Mick Mulvaney.
Consumer bureau's top lawyer sides with Trump in leadership clash

This explains a lot... : pics (Mary Trump, semi-human and additional pics in comments)< The pathetic neediness of Trump - The Washington Post
Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas' at event honoring Native American veterans -- "Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas, but do you know what? I like you" (the most important thing is to be "liked" by Satan)
On Trump and the idea of political correctness - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- This I suppose is characteristic of Trump's eagerness not to be "politically correct," which means his eagerness to besmear a solemn public event intended to honor heroic men in the twilight of their lives with his witless rhetorical slime.

White House Memo Justifying CFPB Takeover Was Written By Payday Lender Attorney ... represented a payday lender in front of the CFPB last year. (that's some crooked revenge)
Leandra English of CFPB sues Trump to block Mick Mulvaney for head of watchdog agency - The Washington Post
This Is What Dictators Do - Mulvaney is still the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as important a sub-Cabinet job as there is. Even for this job, he's painfully unqualified, being basically a garden-variety Tea Party hack with no grounding in economics beyond whatever he last read in a mass email from Heritage.
Our Perfect Constitutional Machine - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Cops, Cellphones and Privacy at the Supreme Court - The New York Times
How a Radio Shack Robbery Could Spur a New Era in Digital Privacy - The New York Times
Journalist Who Told Laquan McDonald's Story Faces Fight Over Sources (corrupt killer cops)

Chaos Erupts In VA House Weeks After Wrong Ballots Given To Crucial District

Nazis: They're just like us!
The New York Times' Nazi Story Was Bad, and They Should Have Killed It - A lesson for some editors at The New York Times.
Eric Rauchway on Twitter: "Herbert Hoover, after returning from Germany in April 1938:"

Susan Sarandon Says 'We Would Be At War' If Hillary Clinton Had Won | HuffPost ... "we would still be fracking" (idiot)

Trump White House ethics lawyer exits - POLITICO

Trump's long history of misleading the media (lying to idiots)

Time Inc. To Be Acquired By Meredith Corp. In Deal Backed By Koch Brothers | HuffPost - The Koch's "will have no influence on Meredith's editorial or managerial operations" (hahahaha)

The New York Times Can't Figure Out Where Nazis Come From In 2017. Pepe Has An Answer. (and the "reporting" sucked)


There are Slave Markets in Libya and It's All Hillary Clinton's Fault - Regardless, the upshot is that Obama and Clinton appear to have bungled things in Libya.

How the #MeToo Movement Is Changing Showbiz Culture Worldwide | Hollywood Reporter

ANALYSIS: In questioning authenticity of 'Access Hollywood' tape, President Trump seeks to define own reality (he's been doing that for a long time)
Congress Returns to Intense Pressure to End Secrecy Over Sex Harassment - The New York Times -- "It was a system set up in 1995 to protect the harasser" ... News of Mr. Conyers's settlement was reported last week by BuzzFeed News, which published documents showing that he had settled a complaint in 2015 by a former employee who had said she was fired because she rejected his sexual advances. (they covered up their crimes, of course they did)
Congress races to fix secret hush money system as "a lot more" revelations expected - Axios - So now there's a race to strengthen workplace rules that are scandalously archaic.
What On Earth Do You Have To Do To Be Kicked Out Of Politics? | HuffPost
Roy Moore Is Deplorable, and Donald Trump Condoning His Sins Is Unforgivable
The Latest: Moore pushes back on allegations in new TV ad -- "false allegations" in a "scheme by liberal elites and the Republican establishment"
Retired Marine colonel to launch Senate write-in campaign in Alabama - The Washington Post ("independent centrist") He served as the vice chief of staff to Kelly when the current White House chief of staff was a three-star lieutenant general commanding the Marine Forces Reserve.
A woman approached The Post with dramatic -- and false -- tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation. (James, is that you?)
James O'Keefe's s House of Massive FAIL
Moore buried under TV ad barrage - POLITICO

California lawmaker resigns following misconduct allegations - ABC News - California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra resigned Monday following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, making him the first lawmaker to leave office amid a spate of reports rocking the state Capitol. (but he denies everything)

Al Franken on whether he will face more groping allegations: 'I don't know. I can't say.' (so many butts, so little time) comment: "Leeann Tweeden, who originally accused him of wrongdoing, works for Cumulus Media Networks, the same company that employs Geraldo Rivera, Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin and Michael Savage -- rightwing demagogues of the worst type -- and has appeared on Sean Hannity's program many times."
'I'm going to have to be more careful,' Sen. Al Franken said of sexual misconduct allegations (about whose butt I'm grabbin')
Al Franken on Whether He's Ever Groped a Woman's Butt: 'I Can't Say I haven't Done That'
Leeann Tweeden Grinding and Groping at USO in 2006 - YouTube (Tweenden looks like a rightwing hitjob)

This One Weird Trick won't prevent sexual assault (the Pence rule)
Let's rethink sex

Doctors & Sex Abuse: How doctors who abuse patients keep practicing, 50-state investigation finds

'House of Cards' production crew to be paid for additional two weeks while on hiatus (while they work on cloning Spacey) The show has a production crew of between 250 and 300 people.
WME's Adam Venit Returns After Suspension Over Terry Crews Groping Claim


Tufts postpones Scaramucci event after he threatens student and paper with lawsuit - The Boston Globe -- Scaramucci, a Tufts graduate
Here are the statements that former Trump spokesman Anthony Scaramucci didn't want you to read (the mooch is mad)

There are no cakewalks in the Trump era -- even for Baker



Researchers have shown that over time, the stability of our democracies can only be preserved by findings ways to reduce the time span governments typically need to respond to the wishes of citizens, particularly when confronted with external shocks. : science


Herpes Researcher Injected Patients With Virus at Holiday Inn - William Halford conducted unregulated human herpes experiments in hotels near the college campus.

Bright light therapy helps people with bipolar depression, finds a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. After four to six weeks, 68% of patients using bright white light therapy achieved remission of depression compared to 22% of patients who received the placebo light. : science

Hyper-masculine men may be more likely to take part in pain research and it could be skewing our understanding of how women and men experience pain differently : science

If light can travel freely through space, why isn't the Earth perfectly lit all the time? Where does all the light from all the stars get lost?
xsy
Women of Reddit, what's your worst catcall stories? : AskReddit
[Serious] Men who have been sexually assaulted by women, what is your story? : AskReddit

Lebanese paper outs Gal Gadot as a "Mossad agent" : news
IamA guy who went to prison for trolling/SWATing AMA! : IAmA
The Predictable Threads are Driving Me Insane : HighQualityGifs
Prufrock451 comments on Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?
What Reddit post was so good you read the entire comment chain? : AskReddit
Octopus uses a shield of shells to defend itself against a shark. : gifs
At the gas station : WTF


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We don't need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. The only creatures we should go out of our way to protect are Homo sapiens. (except there is nothing "natural" about the greatly accelerated rate of extinction +what are you going to eat?)

Puerto Rico's Farmers Face A Long Road To Recovery Post-Hurricane Maria | HuffPost -- The island lost 80 percent of its crop value to the storm

Steele Dossier Claims Updated (mostly true, some stuff can't be verified, yet)

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family | World news | The Guardian - Ousted president was also promised that his salary would continue to be paid for life, reveals senior Zanu-PF official
'Treacherous shenanigans' -- The inside story of Mugabe's downfall ... Mugabe, who had run Zimbabwe since 1980 and overseen its descent into economic ruin while his wife shopped for luxury goods (after looting a trillion dollars)

Alicia Vikander and 600 Actresses Write Open Letter Against Sex Abuse | IndieWire -- "We will put the shame where it belongs -- with the perpetrator and those who protect him (because women are never sexually abusive)

Pakistan Deploys Military Troops After Violent Clashes in Islamabad - The New York Times

Pentagon tried to block independent report on child sex among Afghan forces, Senate office says - The Washington Post

US tobacco companies forced to run ads admitting cigarettes are addictive and smoking kills : news (took decades)

Over 1.3 million anti-net neutrality FCC comments are likely fakes : technology (Russians dismantling your internets with the help of Republicans)
FCC doubles down on its dead-wrong definition of how the internet works : technology - Many of us left cable for the internet because of how shitty cable became. Now, instead of making cable better, they're trying to make the internet worse.
FCC doubles down on its dead-wrong definition of how the internet works | TechCrunch (they are "content providers" not "telecommunicators"
The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs : technology



FBI didn't tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails -- The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin's crosshairs (float-above-it-all Barry didn't think it was important)

How Trump is slowly destroying America's national security agencies | Jeffrey H Smith | Opinion | The Guardian (Trumpsters don't need no steenking "intelligence')

How December Could Make or Break the Trump Presidency | The New Yorker - onald Trump is unique among modern Presidents in that he has no significant legislative accomplishments to show for ten months after taking office.

White House consulted Justice Department before naming CFPB critic to lead agency, administration says - The Washington Post (the swamp needs more alligators)

Obama ethics chief warns Trump: Tweet on CNN could be evidence in AT&T case | TheHill
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: ".@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) https://t.co/qzwpwVN2ep"
Norm Eisen on Twitter: "Dear Dodo-in-Chief: u realize that this tweet is going 2be an exhibit against u in the DOJ -TimeWarner antitrust case right? It also smacks https://t.co/8raBBL1H9n" (cooredinated effort with Putin to silence press, lock him up)
Trump recommends reading this insane website -- MagaPill gets the POTUS seal of approval (a complete replacement for fake network news) MagaPill posted a video from Liz Cronkin, a fringe figure best known for pushing the Pizzagate conspiracy. In the video, Cronkin claims there is a sex tape of Hillary Clinton with an underage girl on Anthony Weiner's laptop
MAGA PILL ??? on Twitter: "Interesting 'Flow Chart' of #TheSwamp https://t.co/5THoB7J5XV"
MAGA PILL ??? on Twitter: ".@LizCrokin is #WOKEAF Hidden Files on Anthony Wiener's laptop to bring down the Cabal. Watch Full Vid: https://t.co/Aw4AKPgxRM https://t.co/QHk66zYoOf"

What's s Dangerous About Donald Trump's Foreign Policy? His unorthodox approach has frightened some observers. But it's his more conventional moves that have cost the most lives. (Republicans love killing people, it's their thing)

Trump could be on track to triple Obama's time of the golf course -- and to play more than former President George W. Bush did in eight years in office. (Nazi golfers love him)

Eschaton: There Was A Joke And I Can't Remember It - If you're into Nazis today - not fascism, not racism, but Nazis - you're into exterminating 6 million people in dedicated industrial death camps. (NYTimes normalizing genocide)
Nazis Are Just Like You and Me, Except They're Nazis - The Atlantic - Despite what you may have read in The New York Times (Dean Baquet: "we need more Hitler-sympathic coverage!")
Readers Accuse Us of Normalizing a Nazi Sympathizer; We Respond - The New York Times ... "White supremacists are normal ass white people and it's been that way since 1776" (Dean Baquet: "Both side are Nazis" and +"banality of evil")
This Is Fine Balloon Juice

Donald Trump's Obsession with Time Magazine Makes Almost Too Much Sense -- The now-fading publication evokes a distinct 20th-century kind of wealth and influence -- like the Plaza Hotel and Elaine's on the Upper East Side

Time Inc. Is Said to Near Sale in Deal Backed by Koch Brothers - The New York Times


The GOP's Extremist Agenda Is Making It Easy For Democrats To Stand Their Ground | HuffPost - Not even the politically vulnerable ones are afraid to defy Trump.

Why Chesterfield County Va voted for the Democrat for governor for the first time since 1961 and what it means for 2018 - The Washington Post (educated white women considering not voting for DumpsterGroper)

'Women are pissed': Trump protest turns to action and surge in female candidates | US news | The Guardian (Christian women must follow their husbands' orders on voting)

Trump continues to boost Roy Moore's Senate bid as other Republicans keep distance
The Sham Defense of Roy Moore - The battle within the Republican Party has come down to this: Is it OK for a 32-year-old man to seduce a 14-year-old girl?

Trump Now Says That Wasn't Him on Access Hollywood Tape ... So now, Trump not only is insisting that the lies he spouts all day are true, but also has created a new set of facts that contradict the ones he has already acknowledged

Conyers stepping aside as ranking Dem on House Judiciary Committee | TheHill
John Conyers Steps Aside From Judiciary Post Amid Sex Harassment Inquiry - The New York Times
Nancy Pelosi Punts on Whether John Conyers Should Quit - Representative John Conyers, who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple former members of his staff -- He has admitted to paying out a settlements to a woman who accused him of firing her because she did not "succumb to his sexual advances" (much, much worse than Franken and ran his office like a plantation)

Richard Branson Accused of Sexual Assault by Joss Stone's Backup Singer; Says He Has 'No Recollection' of Incident ... when he 'motorboated' her cleavage while making engine noises.



Susan Sarandon: 'I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she'd won, we'd be at war' (promoter of 'women's empowerment', not interested in the Weinstein "business," doesn't believe the women, loves the pussy-grabber, voted for Jill Fucking Stein, never listen to celebreidiots)
Words Next To Each Other: The Case For Consumerist Wank Voting - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Anyway, Sarandon is completely lying about what she actually said during the election: "Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption." (the corruption is in your mind, honey, and your inability to "think" +read her defense of Weinstein in the comments: SatanicPanic)
STFU Susan -- It's been a year since the Trump election, and even having seen the daily parade of horrors brought on us by the malignant orange narcissist in the WH, this fucking dolt still is proud to think Clinton would have been worse.

Redditor puts together a list of recent convicted republican pedophiles : bestof
mikhoulee comments on Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread
SC2sam comments on Redditor puts together a list of recent convicted republican pedophiles +democrats
More Than 180 Women Across the US Have Reported Sexual Assault at Massage Envy : news
Over 180 Women Have Reported Sexual Assault at Massage Envy

IU Health investigates controversial tweet traced to nurse - "Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves Bitch"

Five myths about American Indians - The Washington Post

Burgeoning Marijuana Industry Has a Growing Need for Scientists : news

Why does space have three dimensions but time has only one? : askscience

Scientists who study birdsong have been intrigued for some time by the possibility that human speech and music may be rooted in biological processes shared across a variety of animals. New evidence supports this idea. : science

Dear redditors, what's the furthest someone you know, has dug themselves into and continued to lie? : AskReddit
Glee star Naya Rivera charged with domestic violencee against her husband : news - One overdosed, one in jail for child pornography, and now another in jail for domestic violence. There might just be a Glee curse.
BigAngryDinosaur comments on Being a "reformed creep" and letting go
It took me 5 minutes to understand this not disturbing photo. : pics
Earplugs unavoidable for musicians in the orchestra and at home - Professional orchestras have taken measures to reduce sound levels, but these have little effect (occupational hazard)


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Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds | US news | The Guardian - Poll finds attitude to ban on military-style weapons has striking age divide Experts say finding could be driven by video games such as Call of Duty

As Egypt grieves after mosque massacre, security forces ramp up strikes on militants - The Washington Post - The attackers would later walk among the fallen, 27 of them children, shooting those who appeared to be breathing.
Baraklava comments on Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 305
Egypt Is Failing to Deal With Its Sinai Insurgency - The New York Times -- An attack at a Sufi mosque in the northern Sinai Peninsula in Egypt killed at least 235 people on Friday. It was the first time that Islamist militants -- who have been attacking security forces and Christian churches for years -- have gone after Muslim worshipers. (they weren't "real" Muzzies)

North Korea digs DMZ trench after recent defection - BBC News

Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance' | World news | The Guardian
Anger as Chinese bike sharing firm shuts up office with riders' deposits | World news | The Guardian


New York attorney general slams the FCC for 'refusal to assist' investigation into fake comments about net neutrality : technology

Mueller might be the one who's 'draining the swamp'
As he investigates Trump's aides, special counsel's record shows surprising flaws(he's a Republican, so ...)

How Trump is slowly destroying America's national security agencies | Jeffrey H Smith | Opinion | The Guardian
Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves - The New York Times
While eyes are on Russia, Sessions dramatically reshapes the Justice Department - The Washington Post
How a powerful senator schooled Betsy DeVos - politico

Eschaton: Make A Liar Tell The Truth - That he was talking about this to the Coast Guard is only the 10th dumbest thing here... (blithering idiot-in-chief)

Trump visits his West Palm Beach golf club | TheHill - marking the fourth consecutive day he's visited one of his golf properties. (vacationer-in-chief)

Eschaton: Sundown
Donald Trump Says He Rejected 'Probably' Being Time's 'Person Of The Year' | HuffPost
Tennis Star Andy Murray Mercilessly Mocks Donald Trump Over Time Magazine Claim | HuffPost

Jared Kushner's Vast Duties, and Visibility in White House, Shrink
The shrinking profile of Jared Kushner - The Washington Post

Welcome To The Class War | HuffPost - Financial capital is people, my friend.
The GOP Crusade Against Obamacare's Mandate Says A Lot About How The Party Changed | HuffPost - They were the ones who first put the idea on the agenda. (from the bowels of the Heritage Foundation)


Eschaton: We - A museum quality entry in the bothsides genre. (Chuck Toddler)
Eschaton: The Eschaton Decade - I'm pretty good at picking them, though that's not difficult. The wankers leave a long paper trail. They wank a lot. Some of these are so obvious I don't need to bother saying anything more. Whatever happened to Mark Halperin?

Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community - A #TrumpRussia Confession in Plain Sight -- For four years and two days .. it was necessary to get to everyone in the brain and grab all possible means of mass perception of reality. Ensure the victory of Donald in the election of the US President. Then create a political alliance between the United States, France, Russia (and a number of other states) and establish a new world order ... British scientists from Cambridge Analytica suggested making 5,000 existing human psychotypes -- the "ideal image" of a possible Trump supporter. Then .. put this image back on all psychotypes and thus pick up a universal key to anyone and everyone. (meanwhile, Barry was down in the drone-room working on his legacy)
Lethargic Saturday Open Thread - If these machinations are ever fully revealed and widely understood in their historical context, it will be simultaneously one of the most tragic and stupid scandals in US history. What credulous bumpkins so many of us are!
The 14 Characteristics of Fascism, by Lawrence Britt, Spring 2003

How Obama Will Be Evaluated by History - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The ultimate, incontestable, 100% bullet-proof refutation of allegations that Republicans colluded with Russia - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination | HuffPost - The White House has been trying to shut women up this whole time.

In Anerica's Heartland, the Nazi Sympathizer Next Door ... "A lot of people consider Cincinnati the most northern Southern city"
Eschaton: Nazis Are Just Like Us - I do not understand the New York Times.
I Interviewed a White Nationalist and Fascist. What Was I Left With? - The New York Times

Youth pastor arrested for allegedly murdering family on Thanksgiving | WTVR.com
Affidavit: Colorado Springs pastor impregnated 14-year-old girl, she had his child : news -- "Romello Leach"

Weinstein inquiry: police departments likely to join forces, experts say | Film | The Guardian - Authorities in New York, London and Los Angeles are pursuing criminal cases against film producer facing a flood of sexual misconduct accusations (Harvey Rapestein will get raped in prison +Cyrus Vance is crooked)
Millions of men suffer in silence after sexual abuse. How can we help them better? | David Lisak | Opinion | The Guardian - Research indicates that one in six men experienced sexual abuse at some point during their childhood.

Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve | HuffPost - The victim, Rosemary Billquist, was walking her dogs close to her home in western New York state. (100 yards from her front door)
Naked Drunk Driver Crashes Car While Having Sex At The Wheel, Police Say | HuffPost
Ninth-grader captured trying to cross into Canada after grandmother was found in backyard grave - The Washington Post
Teen details how NYPD cops tried to silence her after rape | New York Post - At least nine officers showed up to the hospital trying to intimidate me and my mom,
NYPD cops tried to intimidate teen accusing officers of rape, lawyer claims : news
When police officers rape | Sexual assault | Al Jazeera
Three high school football players rape 14-year-old girl at gunpoint outside Pa. fair, police say : news - Holy shit, ALL 3 ARE OUT ON BAIL AND THE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT SAID THEY WONT BE PUNISHED AT SCHOOL AND HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW IF THEY WILL BE SEPARATED FROM THE GENERAL POPULATION. (football players)

Falsely accused of satanic horrors, a couple spent 21 years in prison. Now they're owed millions

Historically, men translated the Odyssey. Here's what happened when a woman took the job: "Written in plain, contemporary language and released earlier this month to much fanfare, her translation lays bare some of the inequalities between characters that other translations have elided."
The First Woman to Translate the 'Odyssey' Into English
from Homer's Odyssey

At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions. - The Washington Post (conservatives need safe spaces because they are very afraid)

Is Lena Dunham's 'hipster racism' just old-fashioned prejudice?

TIL: Near-perfect ellipsoid lenses have been found among viking artifacts. Hinting that the Vikings likely made telescopes 1000 years ago, 500 years before Galileo. : todayilearned

What's the most interesting philosophical question you know? [Serious] : AskReddit

Concepts and Synonymy in the UMLS Metathesaurus - Question 1. What is a term? What, in the context of the Metathesaurus and explications of it, does 'term' mean?
UMLS - Metathesaurus

GATA6 comments on America's Opioid Epidemic.

TIL Humans are the only mammals that develop breasts that are permanently enlarged. : todayilearned

America's Opioid Epidemic. : videos
What is the worst experience you have ever had with your neighbor(s)? : AskReddit
Why did "that guy" at work finally get fired? : AskReddit
TIL of the Lead Mask Case: the unsolved death of two men found on a hilltop wearing lead eye masks with no apparent injuries. A nearby notebook was found to contain the message '16:30 be at the specified location. 18:30 ingest capsules, after the effect protect metals await signal' : todayilearned
When you ask Bill Murray to autograph your forehead : pics
What's the most interesting Wikipedia page you've ever read? : AskReddit
Lucid dreamers of Reddit, what's the coolest thing you've evendone while dreaming? Church of Sweden to stop referring to God as 'he' or 'Lord' : news
Yo reddit, what are some signs of a crazy girlfriend/boyfriend? : AskReddit
TIL: 92 Russians died for every 1 American in WWII : todayilearned


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By the 2030s, every second summer over almost all of the entire Northern hemisphere will be hotter than any record-setting hot summer of the past 40 years. By 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than anything we've experienced to date. : science (Republicans have doomed the planet)

Militants Kill 235 in Attack on Sufi Mosque in Egypt - The New York Times - most of the victims were Sufi Muslims, who practice a mystical form of Islam that some extremists deem heretical.

Deputy Foreign Minister: US Jews 'lead convenient' lieves -- Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely after she said US Jews are "people that never send their children to fight for their country" and that "most of them are having quite convenient lives." (oh they said it out loud: "their country" hello dual-loyalty Jews)


German Coalition Talks against Backdrop of History - SPIEGEL ONLINE - The collapse of coalition talks in Berlin are far from a national crisis. But it is symptomatic. It is time for German politicians to realize what is at stake for their country and the rest of the Western world.

An Argentine submarine went missing nine days ago - The Washington Post

Why Putin's Foes Deplore U.S. Fixation on Election Meddling -- "The Kremlin is of course very proud of this whole Russian interference story. It shows they are not just a group of old K.G.B. guys with no understanding of digital but an almighty force from a James Bond saga"

If Flynn Is Cooperating With Mueller, Then Case Against Trump Gets Much More Serious - suggests a turning point in the Russia investigation, especially if Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey.

If Trump wants to use nuclear weapons, whether it's 'legal' won't matter ... there are no "checks and balances" (and Trumpster is very unbalanced)


States prepare to shut down children's health programs if Congress doesn't act (give us your money and fuck off and die)

GOP deficit hawks fear tax plan is secret budget-buster - politico (haha you believed us before and you'll believe us now )

Richard Spencer Reportedly Banned From 26 European Countries | HuffPost (so much for his "Europan Nationalism")

Congress must investigate Trump's alleged sexual misconduct
Billy Baldwin says Trump hit on his wife at Manhattan hotel - NY Daily News

When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying - The New York Times
Cops tried to intimidate rape accuser out of pressing charges: lawyer | New York Post - The cop was among about nine officers from the 60th Precinct to show up at the hospital, which had reported the allegation to police, David said. "They came with nine cops to intimidate her and her mom, to discourage them from coming forward and reporting the rape and sex assault"

Uma Thurman Issues Ominous #MeToo Warning To Harvey Weinstein | HuffPost
Harvey Weinstein and Uma Thurman greet each other at the Kill Bill: Volume 2 premier in 2004. : pics ... "I'm glad it's going slowly -- you don't seserve a bullet" (disgusting Creepstein)

Charlie Rose was an 'unmitigated douchebag, 'tried to get woman told off by Anna Wintour' | Daily Mail Online

The Best Chance To Defeat Roy Moore May Be For The Democratic Party To Lie Low | HuffPost - Democrat Doug Jones is trying to distinguish himself from the national party while scandal swirls around his GOP Senate rival.

Al Franken Issues Another Apology: 'I Crossed A Line' | HuffPost - Earlier this week, two more women accused the senator of inappropriate touching.

There Are No Safe Spaces | New Republic - A series of sexual harassment allegations has vindicated the demands of student activists. "While the Right mocks the idea of safe spaces for snowflakes, they are the quickest to melt and demand safe spaces of their own: safe spaces for misogynists and rapists, safe spaces for white men, and safe spaces for white supremacists and Nazis of all stripes"

Eschaton: Hey We Found Another Conservative To Profile - I'm not gonna link (cough virgin cough) but one of the not commented enough on things about the New York Times is that it publishes loving profiles of basically every conservative it can find. (this time, Ben Shapiro, the "gladiator" Limbaugh for millenials)

Twitter Users Shred Tomi Lahren Over 'Disrespectful' Colin Kaepernick D-Day Image | HuffPost
Tomi Lahren on Twitter: "Food for thought. https://t.co/2ita0blH0O" (Fox dummy)

Ivanka Trump And Chelsea Clinton Come To Malia Obama's Defense Against The Tabloids | HuffPost
Malia Obama Smoking Video Leaves the Internet Seriously Impressed, But What Would Barack Think?

Eschaton: Lockdown - The grand jury was about a corrupt cop investigation. So there's a reasonable chance this blue life didn't matter much to the other blue lives, and they were gonna pin it on the black lives who of course don't matter.

Man investigated after Best Buy technicians tipped off FBI has child pornography case dismissed - The Washington Post (paid snoops)

Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees: A debate over higher education funding | The Washington Post - A Trump supporter explains rising conservative anger at American universities. (dummification of America)

mythical space queer on Twitter: "I am weirdly in love with this story of a 16 year old who just discovered Foucault as told by his clearly very irritated sister https://t.co/Vpl1D53rn8"
In Which Foucault Takes Over a Nice Household - Lawyers, Guns & Money

What movie plothole bothers you the most? : AskReddit


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As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis - The New York Times

Saudi Arabia arrests second richest man in kingdom : news

For North Korean soldier's recovery, South Koreans are pinning their hopes on this doctor
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Happy Contra Day! -- While you are enjoying your dry turkey this evening, don't forget to give thanks to Ronald Reagan, who ordered the CIA to establish and train the Contras to overthrow the Sandinistas in Nicaragua on this day in 1981. I know the people of Nicaragua are sure grateful for Ronnie! In case you need a refresher course:


Very, Very Troubling - The Pentagon has announced that on November 12th the Army recovered additional remains of Army Sgt. La David Johnson .. Johnson's widow was not permitted to view his body and she even publicly speculated about what was really in her husband's coffin

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller - The New York Times (thud)
A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller : politics - There it is. Happy Thanksgiving guys.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "@ThePlumLineGS MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" -- Trump regularly attacks high-profile African Americans to feed his supporters' belief that the system is rigged for minorities:

On Trump's Thanksgiving menu: Grievances and calls for gratitude -- for him (the best president in all of history, you should be grateful)
Thanksgiving is Trump's 100th day at a Trump property as president
Ret. Lieutenant General calls Trump Thanksgiving remarks 'insulting'... Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago estate to troops deployed overseas via video teleconference

Livid Over Temporary Protective Status Change for Immigrants, Kenney Says Trump Is a 'Bully' and 'Punk' - NBC 10 Philadelphia - Livid Over Temporary Protective Status Change for Immigrants, Kenney Says Trump Is a 'Bully' and 'Punk' -- "his family didn't do a good job raising that guy"
How Donald Trump Ruined Thanksgiving - politico Magazine - scorched-earth presidential campaign, Americans could barely stand to look each other in the eye.

GOP Hopes For Quick End To Russia Probes Begin to Dim
American intelligence official warned Israelis Russia had 'leverage' on TRump: report
Exclusive: What Trump Really Told Kislyak After Comey Was Canned | Vanity Fair - During a May 10 meeting in the Oval Office, the president betrayed his intelligence community by leaking the content of a classified, and highly sensitive, Israeli intelligence operation to two high-ranking Russian envoys, Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Lavrov (traitor, lock him up)
Mike Flynn business partner Bijan Kian now subject of Mueller probe - NBC News
Manafort took 18 trips to Moscow while working for Putin allies. | McClatchy Washington Bureau
A Russian Journalist Explains How the Kremlin Instructed Him to Cover the 2016 Election | The New Yorker


House Republicans plan to eliminate the $250 tax deduction for teachers - The Washington Post (grand plan for dummification of America


The Worst American Journalism Has to Offer - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mark Halperin
Hack List No. 2: Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - Salon.com

Top Trump aides keep financial details secret | McClatchy Washington Bureau - including former chief strategist Steve Bannon and former deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka

Tens of thousands with outstanding warrants purged from background check database for gun purchases - The Washington Post -- What that means is that those fugitives who were previously prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms can now buy them, unless barred for other reasons. (why, it's almost like they did that on purpose)

A Day Before A Baltimore Detective Was Set to Testify Against His Own Department, He Was Gunned Down. So Police Barricaded the Community. - The Harlem Park neighborhood lockdown was justified as a way for cops to preserve the crime scene and collect evidence.

khou.com | Woman accused of mailing explosives to Gov. Abbott, Pres. Obama

A list of men accused of sexual misconduct - The Boston Globe

If it was my daughter, I'd break his face, I'd break his fingers ...' : Republican lawmaker and former Navy SEAL unleashes on Roy Moore (but I don't have any problem with Republcan anti-women policies becauase I'm stupid)

Rep. Joe Barton told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed secret sex life - The Washington Post (oh, a Republican family-value moral-majority good-Christian)
Ethics lawyer: Conyers summoned me to his office while wearing underwear | TheHill (creepy perv)
Why Cernovich?

Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching | HuffPost - One woman told HuffPost that Franken had grabbed her backside at an event honoring women. (just couldn't resist the irony)
Exclusive: In 99, Franken Copped to Copping a Feel of Kathie Lee Gifford :: Grabien News

Thanksgiving Gratitude for a Father'Four women have accused Masterson of rape.
s Lesson

Beverly Hills police are investigating 12 Hollywood sexual assault allegations - LA Times

Danny Masterson's Publicist Suggested A Woman Can't Be Raped By A Man She's In A Relationship With Four women have accused Masterson of rape. (once she agrees to a date, she's his property)

The misogyny is coming from inside the newsroom! - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the New York Fucking Times smugly informing us that as Responsible Citizens we had to give it money so that it could Expose the Truth about tRump. (after lying about Hillary)
If We Are to Have a Future Together, This Must Stop -- Balloon Juice


CBD oil declared illegal in Indiana by Attorney General Curtis Hill : news
High-profile cannabis foe with medical marijuana card sues pair who allegedly disclosed it : news

Netflix's gory but glorious 'Godless is the Western we've all been waiting for ... Netflix once again exhibits its uncanny luck with timing: What could be more affirming right now than a show about women standing together against an invading horde of brutes?


Six Myths About Choosing a College Major - The New York Times

TIL that 14% of the US adult population could not read in 2013 : todayilearned

Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time - The New York Times - With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells.

In intelligent persons, certain brain regions are more strongly involved in the flow of information between brain regions, while other brain regions are less engaged.


Super recognizers, who have an uncanny ability to recognize faces, pay greater attention to the nose than other people : science

Why has no major talk show discussed net neutrality? : television

'Stranger Things': Dustin revives Missouri orthodontist's 'Brace Yourself' shirt | The Kansas City Star
The Cam Girl Invasion of Twitch : videos

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The Great Chinese Climate Hoax Is Getting Very Convincing - Just ask these Alaskans. (won't stop Lisa "Drill, Baby, Drill" Murkowski) ... Someone should invent a time machine so future generations can get together and lodge a massive class action suit against everyone who's alive today

TIL after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars and allegedly only built 6 homes : todayilearned (25% "overhead")


NY AG probing 'massive scheme' to influence FCC with fake net neutrality comments (now, who would pay bigly to destroy your internets?)

Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance Mandate | HuffPost - Projections suggest millions will lose coverage; the Alaska senator says she simply wants to allow choice. (your choice to give them all your money and die, thanks, Lisa)

Here Are the White House Visitor Records the Trump Administration Didn't Want You to See

'Poor man's version of Don King': Trump continues his war of words with LaVar Ball

How Sarah Sanders humiliated the press - CNN
The Degrading Ritual of Sarah Huckabee Sanders's Pre-Thanksgiving Press Briefing

Minutes after saying he's hard at work, Trump goes to his golf club for the 50th time

The Finance 202: There is something very strange about the GOP tax plan - The Washington Post
37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question. - The Washington Post

Trump Organization Will Exit From Its Struggling SoHo Hotel in New York - The New York Times (no one would stay there)

The Voices in Blue America's Head - For years, liberals have tried, and failed, to create their own version of conservative talk radio. Has Crooked Media finally figured it out?


We'll Be Paying For Mark Halperin's Sins For Years To Come -- Reports of sexual harassment destroyed his reputation and his career. But I want to talk about the deeper, subtler, more insidious effect Mark Halperin had on our politics. "Gang of 500" ... Halperin claimed he knew so much more than we did, and we began to believe it ... The Note was a cult (in fact, he knew "both sides" better than you)

Anita Hill and her 1991 congressional defenders to Joe Biden: You were part of the problem - The Washington Post
Lewinsky scandal revisionism - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Caution: contains material that may not be suitable for older or more sensitive readers): (contra Matthew Yglesias who was 13 when it happened)
Age-of-consent laws don't reflect teenage psychology. Here's how to fix them

` 2018 could be the 'Year of the Woman' on steroids, with growing backlash to the culture of sexual harassment

Texas Congressman Joe Barton Apologizes for Sending Nude Pic to Woman, Not His Wife | TMZ.com
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton apologizes for graphic online photo | The Texas Tribune - U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, released a statement Wednesday apologizing for a graphic nude photo of him that circulated on social media earlier this week. He announced his re-election bid earlier this month.

President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list - The Washington Post

Congress Has A Sexual Harassment Problem | HuffPost

Editorial: U.S. Rep. John Conyers must resign
Ethics lawyer says Conyers mistreated her during her years on Capitol Hill - The Washington Post
KSTP/SurveyUSA: Franken Job Approval Plummets, Many Say He Should Resign | KSTP.com

Eschaton: I Am Very Surprised - I thought that given his own history, Trump would be completely disgusted with the actions of Roy Moore and would fight very hard to keep him out of the Senate. -- hahahahahaha
Roy Moore campaign refuses to substantiate claims about accuser - The Washington Post
Roy Moore's Communications Director Resigns
Why the Trump White House Is a Disgrace - The obvious nadir came on Tuesday, when the president* stopped on the way to his helicopter to essentially argue that it is better to put an accused child molester into the Senate than it is to elect a Democrat.
Legal complaint filed over Kellyanne Conway's comments on Roy Moore race - POLITICO
Trump privately doubted Moore's female accusers
Alabama ex-cop says she was tasked with keeping Roy Moore away from cheerleaders at high school games
The Latest: Group backing Moore fundraises off Trump remark - ABC News
This Roy Moore Supporting Pastor Is My Childhood Abuser, And It's Time I Spoke Out : atheism (at least one of Moore's "pastor" supports is a satanic child-abusing evil asshole)

The Young Turks and Reporter Abruptly Part Ways Following Sexual Assault Allegations - The progressive online news outlet the Young Turks abruptly cut ties with reporter Jordan Chariton

Transcript, Emails Show How Tabloid Reporters Helped Harvey Weinstein Get Dirt On Women | HuffPost - A closer look at how a journalist coaxed a movie producer into providing negative information on a potential Weinstein accuser.

Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Says Larry Nassar Sexually Abused Her Too | HuffPost - The gold medalist joins more than 100 women accusing the USA Gymnastics doctor.

Charlie Rose accused of sexual harassment by three CBS employees | TheHill
What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred Lines | HuffPost - The veteran journalist belittled and berated me during an off-site, after-hours job interview process. (christ what a fucking asshole karma is a bitch)

The Times is "Torn" About Whether Glenn Thrush Should Lose His Job Over Sexual-Misconduct Allegations -- Multiple current and former Times employees are wrestling with whether the allegations against Thrush warrant his firing (the hipster fedora is a give-away)

2 Minnesota Lawmakers Accused of Sexual Harassment Step Down - The New York Times - Representative Tony Cornish, a Republican, and Senator Dan Schoen, a Democrat, announced their resignations

400 professors boycott University of Rochester, urging students not to attend - The Washington Post - The boycott comes after allegations that Florian Jaeger, a professor in the brain and cognitive science department, preyed on female students. (same "Brain and cognitive science" dept. as Dartmouth: something wrong with their brains or cognition?)

Chicago cop faces discipline for insensitive, threatening posts on Facebook - Chicago Tribune
5 Virginia firefighters being investigating for gang rape of 17-year-old girl : news ... Yeah most likely. All over VA there are high school programs where starting at like 15-16 you start volunteering for the fire department.
Woman, 18, accused of raping man at knifepoint gets probation : news
Videos of Park Police shooting given to FBI, but still no information on who was shot, or why - The Washington Post

Mom puts recorder in child's backpack to catch bullying, now faces felony charge : news

This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat - The Washington Post (a plane ticket would have been safer, but there's stupid and then there's stupid and dead)

A grow-your-own pot boom: From young tokers to elderly cancer patients - The Washington Post

A new study finds that patients who can legally treat themselves with medical cannabis stop using prescription opioids or use fewer opiates to care for chronic pain symptoms. : science (forward to Jason Lewis)

If the human body was professionally designed, what is its biggest design flaw? : AskReddit

Americans Are Giving Themselves Cancer -- Half of Cases Caused By Lifestyle


An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien - The New York Times (looks like an alien spaceship, doesn't it?)

When your weed paranoia meets someone else's weed paranoia!!! : videos
So a student just messaged me the #resistancevehicle got a headline on a 17 million group page! Lovee : pics
"The elevator is a trap!" - a Japanese art form. : videos

YouTube Is Addressing Its Massive Child Exploitation Problem - that depict children in disturbing and abusive situations

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Climate and Capitalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's leader

Eschaton: No Solution - The thing about the Irish border is issue is that...I haven't actually seen a solution. I don't think anyone has one. Other than just not having a border, of course, which...


F.C.C. Is Said to Plan Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules - The New York Times (lie, cheat, steal, rape, pillage, burn)
F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality : news
FCC unveils plan to repeal net neutrality rules - would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use -- The Washington Post


State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

Judge rules Trump's sanctuary city order unconstitutional - permanently blocked

As the F.B.I. Closes In, Trump's Lawyers Are Scrambling to Keep Him Calm
There is something truly historic about Trump - The Washington Post - President Trump is making history at a historic level. He tells us this himself ... the president and his team have declared their actions historic nearly 400 times in their first 10 months in office.
An Illustrated History of Donald Trump's hair
Neil Cavuto Shreds Trump: 'You're The President... Why Don't You Act Like It?'
David Duke, Donald Trump, and Economic Anxiety (TM) - Lawyers, Guns & Money (and Trump)
Donald Trump's science office is a ghost town (don't need your steenking fake science)

Murkowski Rolls - Lawyers, Guns & Money
House Tax Bill Is Littered With Loopholes for Wall Street's Wealthiet (and most deserving, we're sure)
Time for Republicans to denounce this tax nonsense - The Washington Post
The Trump tax plan is much worse than you thought. A new analysis confirms it. - The Washington Post (all the moneys for us, hahah suckers plan)

Donald Trump is shutting down his charitable foundation - NBC News (found to be a money-laundering crime center)

Hell No, Bill Clinton Shouldn't Ha ve Resigned -- Nothing in the historical record supports the idea Clinton should have resigned over his affair. Saying so plays into the right's efforts to smear and discredit both Clintons ... I see that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wants to run for president, has walked back her assertion last week that Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky

He's a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name (Dana "I'm a Russian agent" Rohrabacher)

The Nationalist's Delusion : Trump's supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.


Don't believe Roy Mooe's accusers? Then listen to Moore
Trump all but endorses Roy Moore - CNNPolitics

Harvey Weinstein's Secret Settlements -- The mogul used money from his brother and elaborate legal agreements to hide allegations of predation for decades. By Ronan Farrow - New Yorker

Kathy Griffin Brutally Rejects O'Reilly: 'I'm Not That Desperate, Bill McRapey'
21st Century Fox in $90 million settlement tied to sexual harassment scandal

Eschaton: Actually She Wanted Me - We can debate somewhat where the line between "being a bit too aggressive when drunk" and "serial sexual harasser" is (I'm not defending the former, just that not all bad behavior is precisely the same level of bad), but this really bad. -- Glenn Thrush -- He would talk up a night out drinking with a young attractive woman, usually a journalist. Then he'd claim that she came onto him. In his version of these stories, Thrush was the responsible grown-up who made sure nothing happened. (and yet we trust them to give us the facts)

'CBS This Morning' Hosts Address Charlie Rose Allegations
Fired: CBS News makes quick work of Charlie Rose - The Washington Post
One prick down (Update) - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Newly surfaced pics show Al Franken grabbing Arianna's Huffington's breasts and butt (his sense of "humor" is weird)
Arianna Huffington denies Franken behaved inappropriately in response to new photos | TheHill

Melissa Gilbert Accuses Oliver Stone Of Sexual Harassment: "It Was Humiliating And Horrid"
John Lasseter's Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders (another ugly creepy guy)
John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence From Pixar Amid "Missteps"

Report Says Rep. John Conyers Settled Sex Complaint, Flew In Women For Affairs Using Congressional Resources : news
Why BuzzFeed teamed with a far-right figure to break the John Conyers scandal - The Washington Post
Another Woman Accused Rep. John Conyers Of Sexual Harassment In Court Filings This Year

Congress Must End All Non-Disclosure Agreements - That way, we have a truly transparent view of sexual harassment in government.
This is the elaborate system Congress created to protect sexual predators on Capitol Hill

Congresswoman Says Former Congressman Tried To Force Himself On Her In Elevator | HuffPost - Rep. Diana DeGette says former San Diego mayor and lawmaker Bob Filner once tried to forcibly kiss her.
As sexual harassment in politics investigations widen, California Assemblyman accused by six new women - LA Times (he has the Roy Moore no prefrontal cortex symdrome)
She Said A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here's Why You Din't Hear Her Story. -- "When you make private settlements, it doesn't warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation."
Breitbart editor: Rape used to mean something, now it's 'any sex that the woman ends up regretting'

The Art of Monstrous Men - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Private jets and golden parachutes: The L.A. Times Guild asks, 'Where is the money?' (they pay themselves very, very well, that's where)


The Serial-Killer Detector | The New Yorker - Hargrove estimates that two thousand serial killers are at large in the U.S.


PhD student makes groundbreaking discovery that may prevent spread of cancer : news
PhD student makes groundbreaking discovery that may prevent spread of cancer | CTV News

A brief visit from a red and extremely elongated interstellar asteroid | Nature ("it looked like a giant dick but we're sure it wasn't aliens"

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People - Bloomberg

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The Climate Crisis? It's Capitalism, Stupid
Controversial Keystone XL pipeline route across Nebraska is approved, but hurdles likely remain | Nebraska | omaha.com

Nebraska Panel Approves Keystone Pipeline Expansion Despite Oil Leak Talking Points Memo (what leak?)


Philippines - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: The President Is A Horrible Person - I know this is not a shocking revelation, but it's quite amazing. He's really good at being one of the worst humans ever to be born on this Earth. Everybody's got one thing, I guess, and that's his. (and it's not an accident, either)

Why Trump Is Nervous About the Mueller Investigation - And he's doing whatever he can to not let him in. ... contra Jeff Flake, the Republican Party has been "the party of Donald Trump and Roy Moore" for at least two decades, it's just been waiting for Donald Trump and Roy Moore to come along.
Special counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department - ABC News
Eschaton: Probably Why They All Stopped Blabbing To The Press - It wasn't John Kelly. They're all just scared shitless. -- One Republican operative in frequent contact with the White House described Mueller's team "working through the staff like Pac-Man"
Trump campaign adviser Carter Page held high-level meetings with Hungarian officials in Budapest - ABC News
Ex-Fox News Employee Says She Was Blocked From Investigating Trump-Russia Ties - Bloomberg
Roman Beniaminov, a Low-Profile Real Estate Exec Turned Pop Star Manager, Knew About Russia's 'Dirt' on Hillary - Investigators now may have another person to talk to about that infamous Trump Tower meeting.
Trump's friends schedule fake events at failing Mar-a-Lago to make him feel better

"I Am Sick And Tired Of People Saying That Utah Does Not Share A Border With Belgium" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "I Am Sick And Tired Of People Saying That Utah Does Not Share A Border With Belgium" (orrin Hatchet is tired of your factual crap)

Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration

McMaster Mocked Trump's Intelligence At A Private Dinner ... "idiot," "dope," the intelligence of a "kindergartner"

Steven Mnuchin & Louise Linton: Embarrassing | National Review
Room rates at Trump's hotels have fallen by up to 63 per cent since he became president

Trump golf course reimbursed President Trump's charity amid ongoing investigation into the foundation

GOP Surrenders Cherished IRS Scandal at Last - Bloomberg - The fiction served the GOP for years, yet died quietly this month, forsaken and alone. (fake scandal)

An American Journalist Is Facing A Felony Trial This Week -- In The United States (Trump States of America)

The Bizarre True Story of the Neighborhood Scuffle That Left Rand Paul with Six Broken Ribs | GQ (you have to fall off a building to break 6 ribs)

Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive | Michigan News | US News - An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative to overhaul redistricting in Michigan _ without having to pay a dime for a signature.

The Kudos Project -- a disruptive new way to humiliate employees & cut their wages ... A plan to shift workers from cash tips to online ratings and a bitcoin knockoff ... the brain fart of the people who thought up Uber-for-buses and it even sounds like the title of a dystopian sci fi novel ... it is called The Kudos Project because someone realized officially naming it Fuck you, serf! might turn off investors.


Collins airs concern about harassment charges against the president - The Washington Post -- allegations, which include 12 women detailing incidents that occurred over many years.

Mika Brzezinski: Bill Clinton needs to apologize or stop talking | TheHill
Bill Clinton accused of sexual assault by four women | Daily Mail Online ... while the former president was working with a billionaire playboy and flying on his private jet nicknamed Air F**k One

30 Sources Expose Sexually Explicit Evidence of Harassment by Ohio GOP Rep Wes Goodman ... ("family values" dude running a gay pizza-sex parlor in the Ohio office)

Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct - The New York Times
Exclusive: NYT White House correspondent Glenn Thrush's history of bad judgment around young women journalists -- Several women told Vox about their experiences with the star reporter, and the Times has suspended him pending an investigation.

Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them -- with nudity, groping and lewd calls
CBS Suspends Charlie Rose, PBS Halts His Show Following Allegations - Bloomberg
Charlie Rose received attention in the past for awkward sexual banter on 'CBS This Morning'
Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them

Trump voter: If Jesus Christ told me Trump colluded with Russia, I'd check with Trump (who is the antichrist) )
Why evangelicals are again backing a Republican despite allegations of sexual misconduct - The Boston Globe

The publisher of AL.com blasts back at legal threats from Roy Moore - The Washington Post
Alabama Media Group Rejects Cease-And-Desist Order From Roy Moore -- With a warning
Roy Moore is not a pedophile - The Washington Post - Much like the claims of sex addiction offered by other powerful men in recent weeks, accounting for sexual abuse with a diagnosis of pedophilia obscures the way that abusive behavior fits into our everyday sexual system that privileges powerful men to take advantage of the younger, the female and the less powerful.
Woman who says Roy Moore assaulted her at 14 tells her story - Axios
Moore accuser refuses to appear on 'Hannity'

Woman says Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010 - CNNPolitics
Woman Says Al Franken Groped Her During 2010 Photo Op | HuffPost - This is the second assault allegation made against the senator.

Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual misconduct : news

Jeffrey Tambor Exits 'Transparent' After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Lena Dunham Accused of 'Hipster Racism' by Black Ex-Coworker in Explosive Resignation Letter ... Forced to backpedal after defending an accused rapist
Everything Lena Dunham Publicly Apologized for in 2016 (and Also 2015 and 2014)
Everything Lena Dunham apologized for in 2016 and 2015 and 2014 : television

Rape in the storage room. Groping at the bar. Why is the restaurant industry so terrible for women? - The Washington Post
The sexual-harassment epidemic has been diagnosed. What's the cure?
Jeremy Piven Takes and Passes Polygraph Test Over Groping Accusations

Jeremy Piven Takes and Passes Polygraph Test Over Groping Accusations : television
Fox News' Jeanine Pirro charged for driving 119 mph upstate - NY Daily News

Michigan homeowner shoots 2 intruders; both found dead : news

Fox 17 Investigates: Child sex slave in Nashville prison for killing man who used her : news

Victims 'told not to report' Jehovah's Witness child abuse : news


Manson - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Charles Manson Dead After Spending 46 Years Behind Bars : news

Wild conspiracy theory claims that Apollo moon landing was 'faked,' touts new 'photo' evidence

International Men's Day: Let Men Wear What They Want - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The Doyenne of DNA Says: Just Chillax With Your Ex - The New York Times


Millerites - Ohio History Central - Miller's followers abandoned him. In 1845, some of Miller's followers joined the Adventist Church, which Miller helped establish. Adventists believe in the second coming of Christ, but they do not specify a day when this event will occur.


Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia, finds a randomized controlled trial (N = 2802). : science

First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists (JPL) : videos ("asteroid" that looks just like an alien space ship)

Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive to Straight Women and Gay Men -- Showing Gender Roles Arenn't Progressing

A new study has found that 20% of cancer patients experience PTSD following diagnosis

The rate of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids has plateaued in America : science

13-year-old girl rescued, 39 arrested in human trafficking sting in Compton, authorities say : news

What is unethical as fuck, but is extremely common practice in the business world? : AskReddit

How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian (computer nerds and Harvard drop-outs)

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Robert Mugabe Is Ousted From His Ruling Party in Zimbabwe - The New York Times (he keeps the trillion dollars in off-shore accounts)

Ireland threatens to block progress of Brexit talks over border issue | Politics | The Guardian - PM Leo Varadkar says UK must give written guarantee of no hard border with Northern Ireland before negotiations can move on

Air France Says Crew Was Arrested and Interrogated for Not Upgrading Politician's Daughter in Argentina | Travel + Leisure

The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy - The New York Times (shifts to bombs)

Ivanka's signature real estate deals were disasters linked to drug cartels and money laundering (organized crime family needs to go to jail)


The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes - The New York Times (and hoping to fool you)
Raising the taxes of graduate students by as much as 300% will be a disaster for the USA : science

Truman and the Left - Lawyers, Guns & Money

When the Right Pushes Fake Jews - The New York Times (Bernie Bernstein) The 684 anti-Semitic hate crimes were more than the rest of the religiously motivated crimes of bias and bigotry combined.


Our view: Alabama voters must reject Roy Moore; we endorse Doug Jones for U.S. Senate | AL.com -- This election is a turning point for women in Alabama. A chance to make their voices heard in a state that has silenced them for too long.
Moore harassment scandal spreads to 2018 battle for Congress - POLITICO - Democrats seize on the scandal to put GOP candidates on defense, though Al Franken has complicated their efforts.
The Latest: Church leaders who oppose Roy Moore hold rally - ABC News

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct - LA Times

Hit by scandal, Franken faces questions about ability to do job - StarTribune.com - A once-bright political career now hangs in the balance.

Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of names to quash sex scandal | Film | The Guardian - The previously undisclosed list contains a total of 91 actors, publicists, producers, financiers and others working in the film industry ... The document was compiled in early 2017, around nine months before the storm that blew up on 5 October when the New York Times published a series of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.

Lena Dunham Retracts Her Defense of 'Girls' Writer accused of Rape
Anti-gay lawmaker resigns after getting caught having sex with a man in his office : news
11 anti-gay preachers who got caught doing very gay things 7 PinkNews

A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead. - The Washington Post

Multilingual Redditors, What is your "They didn't realize I spoke their language" story? : AskReddit

Facebook removes delete post option from the desktop web version)

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Oklahoma's former lead seismologist testifies State officials coerced him to alter findings linking earthquakes with fracking wastewater disposal.


Top general says he would resist "illegal" nuke order from Trump ("insane")

Russian mega yacht docks at Port of Palm Beach during Trump visit (more like "ocean liner")

Kushner received emails from Sergei Millian -- an alleged dossier source who was in touch with George Papadopoulos (no Russian contacts at all)
Kushner attorney fires back at Senate Judiciary Committee - CNNPolitics (what documents?)
The Conveniently Awful Memory of Jared Kushner, Felonious Perjury Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Donald Trump and the Russian Dog That Didn't Bark ... In 1980, someone (later revealed to be an embittered operative of Ted Kennedy's presidential primary campaign) stole debate prep papers from Jimmy Carter and sent them to the Reagan campaign, which used the purloined goods to its advantage ... Reagan's timelessly dismissive "there you go again" routine was so well-staged -- he knew what Carter was going to say) ((little known fact in history of rat-fucking)) The collusion could be more extensive and run deeper than we know. It could expose Trump, his family, and his aides to further legal consequences for crimes enumerated in the criminal code.
Congressional aides may have answers on pro-Russia GOP platform change - POLITICO - Paul Ryan's chief of staff would not confirm or deny whether he has been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller about how a Ukraine-related provision was killed at the 2016 GOP convention.
Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe
Russians were all over the Trump campaign -- Disturbing report details new contacts -- Trump campaign officials interacted with Russians at least 31 times throughout the campaign, including at least 19 known meetings ("I dont' know Russia")
Week 26: Donald Jr. and WikiLeaks Talk Dirty - POLITICO Magazine - Once again, the younger Trump proves himself eager to peddle the fruits of some Made in Moscow oppo.
Why Putin Keeps Outsmarting Trump - POLITICO Magazine


Foreign Service leadership being 'decapitated' and 'depleted at a dizzying speed' (drowning American foreign policy and soft power in a bathtub of dirty Republican crap)


Eschaton: Obama Was Bad - Second term Obama was better ... Of course Obama was better than Trump. Of course Clinton would have been. These are dumb talking points. Obama didn't use the power when he had it ... When Teh History is written (30 years from now, that's how Teh History works), Obama will be written off as a shit president who blew an historic opportunity. I am sad about that. (his conservative triangulation reach across the aisle don't look back don't be partisan tragic delusional bullshit)

The Shocking Math of the Republican Tax Plan | The New Yorker - The report shows that the rich benefit and the poor are hurt in every way that it measures

Facing Public Outrage, Trump Puts Elephant Trophy Decision 'On Hold' | HuffPost ("reviewing facts" on the Don Jr. Fabulous Trophy Act of 2017)

An Interview with Jake Tapper - The Atlantic - The CNN correspondent on journalism, hypocrisy, how a Twitter fave can ruin his morning, and why he has a poster of George Wallace hanging in his office

Stephen Colbert Expertly Spoofs Sean Hannity's Hillary Clinton Flow Chart -- Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi -- Hannity later appears to connect Clinton to an "open manhole in Hew York City," a "sewer rat prince" and the "crocodile duchess of garbage"


Ivanka Trump's Company Shared Thanksgiving Advice On Twitter. It Did Not Go Over Well. "Wow, even the pumpkins are white"
Lard Of Dorkness on Twitter: "@IvankaTrumpHQ I'm going with champagne Popsicles and an elephant tusk centerpiece. https://t.co/8rraz9SECr"

Trump still loves polls - POLITICO - The president often decries surveys showing him with slumping support as fake, but advisers say he can't stop himself from obsessively keeping track.

In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started - The New York Times
Trump often condemns Democrats, defends Republicans on harassment allegations - The Washington Post
House confronts sexual abuse by its own - The Washington Post
As We Rethink Old Harassers, Let;s Talk About Clarence Thomas -- The old men of the Senate lectured Anita Hill from the dais, scowling as she recounted in humiliating detail how Thomas taunted her with graphic tales of pubic hair and Coke cans.

How a conservative group dealt with a fondling charge against a rising GOP star - The Washington Post ... rising star in evangelic politics ... an 18-year-old college student who had come to the event with his parents said the candidate unzipped his pants and fondled him in the middle of the night ... the stepfather wrote to Tony Perkins, president of the Council for National Policy. ((Christo-facist National Policy, that is, and they buried it))

Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault Accusations | HuffPost - Gov. Kay Ivey said she was committed to getting a Republican in the Senate. (she's a good Satangelical Christian)
Some Alabama pastors stand behind Roy Moore, cite "war on men" (the christo-patriarchy is not happy, says it's all a dem fakenews plot to undermine Christian democracy)


White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing' | HuffPost (which Trump will never do, so he's innocent says SHS)


E! Entertainment Investigating Ryan Seacrest For Alleged 'Inappropriate' Behavior | HuffPost (denies)

'Girls' Writer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress Aurora Perrineau ... star says she woke up in 2012 with Murray "on top of me having sexual intercourse with me"
Lena Dunham defends "Girls" writer accused of raping an underage actress : television

Rep. Wilson's former intern caught on Grindr using racist epithets ... Rep. Wilson was widely criticized in 2009 for shouting "you lie" at former President Obama during the 2009 State of the Union Address.

Teacher Hunter Day arrested after she waited to have sex with a student in a candlelit room, authorities say - The Washington Post ... Hunter Day, a 22-year-old teacher at Yukon High School in Yukon, Okla., was arrested Wednesday ... Day had little to no teaching experience. She held a degree from Oklahoma Baptist University (WaPo picks up reddit post, leaves out husband part, also OK kills education, winds up with charter sexangelical criminals)

The TED talks empire has been grappling with sexual harassment, interviews and internal emails show - The Washington Post - Most people pay $10,000 to attend and must apply for tickets ... sparked by a complaint by a longtime attendee, who complained of sexual harassment and being offered "every drug known to man." The problem was so bad that the woman decided to pack her bags and leave, telling Anderson that it would be her last TED conference. (and no follow up)

Former Oklahoma state senator has agreed to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense : news

11alive.com | Fire dept. refuses to remove confederate flag so county axes funding -- Firefighters say the Confederate flag represents history and heritage. ("we're not a bit racist")


How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York's Subways - Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors (but especially Andrew "Dick" Cuomo)


'Stick Fingers' Jann Wenner and the Culture He Helped Create
Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine
Jann Wenner, 'Rolling Stone,' And The Decline of Rock 'N' Roll
Jann Wenner' 'Sticky Fingers' : 10 Things We Learned About the 'Rolling Stone' Founder
'Sticky Fingers' is the wildest story that Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner never printed | British GQ
Yeah, Working for Rolling Stone Was Like That -- But It Was Also Like This


Craig's thoughts on bike lanes (via email)


Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia

Obamacare may have helped increase number who quit smoking. States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found. : science


Jack Ruby told FBI informant to "watch the fireworks" day JFK died: Documents : news

33-year-old woman jailed for spending parents' life savings while they're on holiday | The Independent

What unsolved mystery gives you the creepys? : AskReddit
Redditors who have gone on same-sex dates and straight dates, what is the major difference between them? : AskReddit


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Iraqi forces retake last town under ISIS control - The Washington Post - reclaiming the small town of Rawa near the border with Syria. (allahu fuckbar)

Eschaton: Oh, Hey, Ireland Has a Veto - This has not occurred to anyone in the UK.
Ireland threatens to block progress of Brexit talks over border issue | Politics | The Guardian - PM Leo Varadkar says UK must give written guarantee of no hard border with Northern Ireland before negotiations can move on (meanwhile, in let's really fuck things up land)
Eschaton: The Other Issue With Brexit - t's almost a quaint issue, at this point, but the UK always got its way, at least on anything important, with the EU. To some extent the big 3 - Germany, France, UK - all did. Nothing is 100%, of course, but when the Brits moaned about something a way was found -- The reason this matters now is because to some extent the EU put up with the UK's bullshit for years and Brexit was their thanks, and now they just don't give a shit anymore.
Brexit is going swimmingly and nobody should panic or flee the country - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks -- The Freedom of the Press Foundation routed half a million dollars to WikiLeaks. But Assange's embrace of Trump split the group's board ... In the heat of the presidential election campaign last year, Xeni Jardin, a journalist and free speech advocate, developed a sickening feeling about WikiLeaks. In the heat of the presidential election campaign last year, Xeni Jardin, a journalist and free speech advocate, developed a sickening feeling about WikiLeaks.

Turkey on Valentine's Day: Did Trump Obstruct Investigation of Flynn as a Foreign Agent? (obstruction of justice, bigly)
The Russia investigation's spectacular accumulation of lies (Republican Gerson's fog of words)
Russian ambassador says he won't name all the Trump officials he's met with because 'the list is so long' ("I don't know Russia")
Book Reveals New Details About Steele Dossier | The Daily Caller
A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crime
Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

People Are Hilariously Reimagining Donald Trump's Awkward Water Bottle Moment
Special Counsel Mueller Issued Subpoena for Russia-Related Documents From Trump Campaign Officials - WSJ - Senate committee also pressures Kushner lawyer to turn over more documents Papadopoulos claimed Trump phone call and larger campaign role - politico
Top Russian Official Tried to Broker 'Backdoor' Meeting Between Trump and Putin (Trump offered anal sex to Putin)
Kushner failed to disclose outreach from Putin ally to Trump campaign - NBC News (just slipped his overwise super-execellent memory)
Kushner didn't recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact - CNNPolitics (lock the lying fucker up)
How Jared Kushner's Newspaper Became a Favorite Outlet for WikiLeaks Election Hacks --The New York Observer, owned by Trump's son-in-law, was a friendly outlet for the 2016 Russian hackers. (no collusion at all)

Myths of the 1 Percent: What Puts People at the Top - The New York Time -- No other O.E.C.D. nation is as unequal as the U.S., and none have experienced such a sharp rise in the 1 percent's share of national income. (Russia is not a member of the O.E.C.D.) -- The groups that have contributed the most people to the 1 percent since 1980 are: physicians; executives, managers, sales supervisors, and analysts working in the financial sectors; and professional and legal service industry executives, managers, lawyers, consultants and sales representatives ... the elite professions premium

This remarkable, angry exchange between senators unmasks the GOP's tax-cut lies -- Brown insisting that it fundamentally represents a tax cut for the rich and not the middle class. This drew an enraged response from Hatch, even though Brown's argument was 100 percent correct: (lie louder)

How Every Member Voted on the House Tax Bill - The New York Times (every Republican except endangered reps in CA, NC, NJ and NY)
Death Wish VI: Paul Ryan and the Blue State Republicans - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- It's not surprising that the House passed a substantively awful and highly unpopular tax bill. But it is kind of amazing that they made a bunch of superfluous votes walk the plank:
Brett Banditelli on Twitter: "Wow paul ryan isn't beating around the bush anymore https://t.co/Lc8uymY8Gr"
Republican Tax Bill Gives Private Jet Owners a Tax Break

It's Funny Because He Was Fired For Choosing Not to Freeze to Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Reaching a horribly unjust outcome that the relevant statutory text does not in fact compel you to reach is a really knee-slapper: (you've been Gorfucked and it's hilarious)
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Trump, a Veteran of Sexual Harassment Accusations, Scolds Franken - The New York Times
16 Women or Donald Trump -- Whom Would You Believe? That's how many women have now accused the president of harassment, assault, and other inappropriate behavior.
Brave New Films - 16 women have come forward to report being sexually harassed or assaulted by Donald Trump...

Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair - The New York Times

Florida Democratic Party chair apologizes after 6 women complain of 'demeaning' behavior - created an unprofessional workplace environment for women that includes persistent inappropriate comments, leering at young women and even inviting them on his private jet ... due to his body language, suggestive remarks and even the breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball he has been known to keep on his desk. "There was a lot of boob stuff in his office" ... "He's just so fucking creepy" (sociopathic man-boy)

Hillary Clinton on Trump's Election: "There Are Lots of Questions About Its Legitimacy" -- Clinton says Russian interference and GOP voter suppression efforts may have cost her the presidency. Pizzagate: Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal - Rolling Stone - Inside the web of conspiracy theorists, Russian operatives, Trump campaigners and Twitter bots who manufactured the 'news' that Hillary Clinton ran a pizza-restaurant child-sex ring (well, it sounded perfectly plausible)


House: Ratings Changes in Seven Districts as GOP Majority in Peril | The Cook Political Report


The War on Teachers is Working Precisely as Intended - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Scott Walker's Kochistan destroying education because they hate people knowing anything)) Scott Walker, the king of viciousness and mendacity disguised as dopey banality, knew it too. The fact that he ratfucked one of the nation's best public education systems should make him a pariah. Instead it made him a presidential candidate. (and people forgot and voted for Trump)
Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different | Education | The Guardian



What happens when neo-Nazis hijack your brand - The Washington Post
What happens when neo-Nazis hijack your brand - The Washington Post


Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, report reveals | US news | The Guardian - Montana congressman falsely said Ben Jacobs had initiated physical contact (taker-state #7 Montana elected lying Republican asshole, of course)


Which domestic abusers will go on to commit murder? This one act offers a clue. - The Washington Post - In addition to fracturing the child's skull and hitting and kicking his wife, Kelley strangled her. If the particular severity of his violence had been better understood and recognized in New Mexico, 26 people, including a 17-month-old baby named Noah, might not have been killed in Sutherland Springs, Tex., this month.

Federal judge rebukes St. Louis police for tactics used on protesters after ex-officer's acquittal

Conservatives Reap the Whirlwind of Their War on the Media - The Atlantic - For years, Republican politicians have attacked the mainstream press. (delusional hard-core Conservative base in the era of Hillary pizza-sex-trafficking)

The Virtue of Voters - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Men in Alabama are seven points *more likely* to vote for Roy Moore since nine women accused him of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers than they were before said accusations emerged. -- 60% of evangelicals "strongly support" Roy Moore despite him standing accused of sexually assaulting nine teenage girls. -White voters prefer Roy Moore by a margin of 56 to 37, despite him standing accused of sexually assaulting nine teenage girls. Nonwhite voters oppose Roy Moore, who stands accused of sexually assaulting nine teenage girls, by a margin of 80 to 8.
Fox News Poll: Jones leads Moore by 8 points in Alabama Senate race | Fox News

Christian Support for Roy Moore 'Looks Like Hypocrisy to the Outside World' (Evangelicals are immune to hypocrisy, he's a good Christian Satanist)
Joyce Alene on Twitter: "Roy Moore has now been thrown out of 3 courts. The Alabama Supreme Court in 2003. The Alabama Supreme Court in 2016. And the Gadsden Mall Food Court in 1980 https://t.co/z1IT5e3Axv"
Sean Hannity Should Probably Shut Up About Sexual Assault - How can one condemn Al Franken and soft-pedal Roy Moore? Ask Sean Hannity.

Trump's Tweet Condemning Al Franken Assault Allegations Backfires Spectacularly | HuffPost
Senate Dems Leave No Room For Ambiguity In Denouncing Al Franken | HuffPost
A photo shows Al Franken touching Leeann Tweeden's chest. Many media reports still say he 'allegedly' groped her.
Is sexual assault funny? - The Washington Post
They were sexually harassed at work. They reported it. Here's what happened.
Stephen Colbert Shreds Al Franken With A Humiliating Blast From The Past | HuffPost
Sitting Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women ... speaking up "on behalf of all heterosexual males"

Women On Clinton And Sanders Campaigns Allege Sexual Harassment | HuffPost - Lilian Adams and Zoey Jordan Salsbury worked on opposite sides of the Democratic presidential primary. But they had similar problems.

Jeffrey Tambor Accused By 'Transparent' Actress Of Sexual Harassment; Actor Admits "Flaws," Says "misinterpreted." ((playing a woman didn't help)) The allegations against Tambor come in the shadow of Amazon seeing a number of executives exit the streaming service led by studio boss Roy Price, who was first suspended indefinitely and then resigned on October 17 as details of sexual harassment allegations against him from 2015 were made public.

Danny Masterson Rape Accuser Comes Forward to Blast Netflix: We Do Matter (Scientology creep)
Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life - The Kiss frontman Gene Simmons for Life The Kiss frontman's inappropriate and sexist antics during a Fox office meeting led to his being kicked off the network and out of the building for good. (sorry, conservative dude, it's not the '70's anymore)

Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene skydrawings spotted in Okanogan Co. | KREM.com

Nashville narcotics officer caught stealing $5K in cash during sting operation : news


Eschaton: Dissolved - Still at the mercy of Republican assholes who largely control the budget, but at least there is local accountability now (including the local portion of the budget). The Philadelphia School Reform Commission is on its way to extinction. ... The era of distress was when the SRC controlled it. You can judge which way causation goes. Education is perhaps the biggest local issue and it was one nobody could vote on.
Vanity Fair Fashion Staff Nonplussed by New Editor's Personal Style (she's not a fashion-plate like disheveled Graydon Carter)
Beware Your Leggings If You Sit Down With Anna Wintour
Here are Radhika Jones's fox tights, probably.

Confident Philadelphia Officials Preemptively Raze Center City To Make Room For Amazon Headquarters

PTSD now eligible for medical marijuana in NY : news (NY very retarded thanks to dick Cuomo)
California releases long-awaited cannabis regulations, will allow huge farms : news
The truth behind the 'first marijuana overdose death'
Does Cannabis Weaken Or Strengthen Your Immune System?



Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon - The Drive
Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon : news

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavioural problems at age 6 and age 8, relative to children who have never been spanked. : science (big surprise: child abuse causes problems)


The Jehovah's Witnesses Owe $4,000 Every Day They Don't Turn Over Details Of Alleged Child Sex Abuse. It's Cost Them $2 Million So Far. : news
TIL that a man flipped off a woman while entering a freeway, and proceeded to have his middle finger shot off by her with a .357-caliber revolver. : todayilearned ... "Annie Oakley's great grand daughter"

There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It ... numerous cases over the last six months to a year in which digital publishers have announced either major job cuts or in some cases literally fired their entire editorial teams in order 'pivot to video' ... The move to video is driven entirely by advertiser demand. ((not readers who hate it)) A huge, huge, huge amount of digital media is funded by venture capital. ((the root of many evils)) The big picture is that Problem #1 (too many publications) and Problem #2 (platform monopolies) have catalyzed together to create Problem #3 (investors realize they were investing in a mirage and don't want to invest any more). largely because scale hasn't worked in most cases

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NASA released a simulation of all 2017s Hurricanes : videos

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota - CNN (that wasn't supposed to ever happen)

The U.S. Flooded One of Houston's Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else -- The Army Corps of Engineers sent water cascading into West Houston's Energy Corridor to avoid a catastrophic reservoir failure during Hurricane Harvey. Now a web of lawsuits could change how the government handles extreme weather. -- The victims in West Houston include white, wealthy, Republican-voting energy executives ((Republicans working on the "Flood the Poors First Act")) ... "If you are close to the coast in hurricane country, and you build a house downstream from a reservoir and near a bayou, and everything around you is called 'bayou'-something, what are your reasonable expectations of being flooded? You probably should have thought of that." (and being "energy executives," they refuse to talk about climate change)

Israel Says It Wants to Work With Saudi Arabia to Defeat Iran (Netanyahu and his alliance of evil +Kushner)

The Uncounted - The New York Times

In 2016, Russian Bots Were Busy Supporting Brexit, Too : technology


Pentagon 'erroneously' retweets call for Trump's resignation

Trump's Washington, One Year On -- Spiegel

Did the Feds Flip Turkish Businessman Reza Zarrab -- and Could He Bring Down Michael Flynn? -- Reza Zarrab, whose trial for allegedly cheating U.S. sanctions is scheduled to begin in days, was secretly removed from a federal prison and may be working with prosecutors.
Kushner got emails about WikiLeaks, Russia in 2016, lawmakers say - POLITICO
Senate Judiciary panel: Kushner had contacts about WikiLeaks, Russian overtures he did not disclose - The Washington Post

The curious journey of Carter Page, the former Trump adviser who can't stay out of the spotlight

Congress paid $15 million in settlements. Why we know so little about that money. - CNNPolitics - with female lawmakers making fresh allegations of sexual harassment against unnamed members who are currently in office, and the unveiling of a new bill on Wednesday to change how sexual harassment complaints are reported and resolved. (what happens in Congress stays in Congress)

Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa - ABC News (called the Don Jr. Trophy Enablement Act)

Exclusive: Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm

Mistrial declared in Menendez corruption case - politico - The mistrial is a blow to the Justice Department.

The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students - The New York Times (with big smiles on their evil faces)

"The fish rots from the head" : a historian on the unique corruption of Trump's White House -- "Politicians lie, but this is different."
Just how bad are Republicans? - The Washington Post

Uh oh, they're using conspiracy charts
Eschaton: The Wall Of Weird - But "we" continue to take these people seriously.

Eschaton: Why Dwell In The Past - Why talk about Bush when TRUMP IS THE REAL CONCERN NOW? Well because Bush was really really bad. Trump does dumb tweets and says stupid stuff and Maggie's palace intrigue reporting at the NYT shows what a bunch of dumbasses they are. True. That is, to some degree, worse. They really are dumbasses ... There was no Twitter then, but George Bush also said an immense amount of dumbass things, sometimes with Trump-esque bluster. OK not *quite* as dumbass ... But the Bush administration was filled with dumbasses in addition to the evil pricks who ran things. They hired a bunch of dumb kids and sent some (not all!) of them to Iraq to destroy the place.

A Wave Is a Comin'

Trump voters have buyer's remorse in North Carolina focus group -- Annie Anthony, 56, voted for Trump last year because she opposes abortion and did not like how Hillary Clinton handled Benghazi. (white women with money elected Trump)

White-on-White Voting - The New York Times - Thomas B. Edsall -- residents of a diminishing number of decisively white American towns and small cities can now be politically mobilized around race, ethnicity, multiculturalism and immigration. (a handful of immigrants/black people flipped the whole town but they aren't racist, it's just "economic anxiety")

Little House, Small Government | New Republic

Homeland Security's head of community outreach once said blacks turned cities to 'slum' with 'laziness, drung use and sexual promiscuity' (only the best people)


When Has Trump Been Accused of Rape or Attempted Rape? Allegations Include a Child, His Wife and a Business Associate
First on CNN: New George H.W. Bush accuser says he groped her during 1992 re-election campaign - CNNPolitics (so it's not dementia)

McConnell: Ethics Committee should review Franken allegations | TheHill
Al Franken and all the others - The Washington Post
"Al Franken kissed and groped me without my consent" Leeann Tweeden says. The senator apologized.
Sen. Al Franken sexual assault allegation: How members of Congress responded - The Washington Post
Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield - The Washington Post
Radio Host Says Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Her (let's take a pic of me molesting her)
Melanie Morgan: After TV appearance, Al Franken harassed me too | | Media Equalizer
Sen. Al Franken accused of sexual abuse in 2006 by news anchor Leeann Tweeden. : news
Woman accuses Al Franken of kissing, groping her without consent : television

Lizz Winstead on Twitter: "REAKING: Roy Moore's lawyer just said there was an "undisclosed settlement" with Roy Moore and the Gadsen Mall #RoyMooresCreepyLawyer https://t.co/0910IUYXva"
Mitch McConnell mulls having Luther Strange resign to force new special election | AL.com
The six likeliest ways this whole Roy Moore saga could end, ranked - The Washington Post
What Roy Moore's 8 accusers have said and his responses
Two more women describe unwanted overtures by Roy Moore at Alabama mall - The Washington Post
Roy Moore nightmare just got worse. It could infect the battle for the Senate
Roy Moore's Campaign Demands Accuser 'Release the Yearbook (the ayatollah of Alabama)
Eschaton: You Young People Just Don't Get It - Back in the day, if you were creeping on a high school girl you had to call the school to track her down. There just wasn't any other way to do it. You couldn't find her facebook or instagram or snapchat, you just had to call the principal's office and try to get her on the phone. That was the only way.
We asked a handwriting expert to evaluate claims that Roy Moore's writing was forged


Ivanka Trump might be the worst enabler of them all - The Washington Post

Old Vic Inquiry on Kevin Spacey Finds 20 Reports of Misconduct - The New York Times (broom meet rug)

Eshlau comments on Corey Feldman confirms and names one of his abusers

'Inappropriate behavior' with man in his office led to Ohio lawmaker's ouster -- Rep Wes Goodman, R-Cardington (is so gay)
When another anti-LBTGQ politician (Wes Goodman) gets caught having sex with the same sex... : AdviceAnimals


5 Women Look Back on Sex With Their Bosses and Professors

Sylvester Stallone accused of forcing teen into threesome | Daily Mail Online
Sylvester Stallone accused of forcing 16-year-old girl into threesome : news

'F*** TRUMP' truck sticker photo goes viral; driver speaks... (cops try to track him down )
Sheriff: Truck's 'F--k Trump' display could lead to disorderly conduct charge - The Washington Post
#tuckfrump hashtag on Twitter

York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office responds to deputy's blackface Halloweeen costume ... The deputy in question, Jean Browning, reportedly dressed up as the African American politician Frederica Wilson, who represents Florida's 24th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The costume included the deputy appearing in blackface. The photos were posted on social media. (satire?)


A new study suggests that marijuana users are more creative, but it's probably not because of their marijuana use : science
Spurious Correlations
Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death | 9news.com

A person is more effective at analyzing fake news and conspiracy theories if they have a tendency for analytical thinking, which provides consistent protection against conspiratorial thinking and other irrational beliefs, but only if it was accompanied by a belief in the value of critical thinking. : science


Georgia high school students win $3 million settlement against sheriff : news - Irony alert: The sheriff's son was popped for possession of pot with intent to distribute about a month ago.

Texas State suspends all Greek life after pledge dies : news
What is a dead giveaway, that a girl is interested in you? : AskReddit


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Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows | World news | The Guardian">Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows | World news | The Guardian


Zimbabwe army has Mugabe and wife in custody, controls capital - World - CBC News">Zimbabwe army has Mugabe and wife in custody, controls capital - World - CBC News

New Banksy spotted, UK. : picss (fake, but good)

Christopher Steele believes his dossier on Trump-Russia is 70-90% accurate | US news | The Guardian -- FBI contacts greeted his intelligence report with 'shock nd horror'
How Trump walked into Putin's Web

We Knew Julian Assange Hated Clinton. We Didn't Know He Was Secretly Advising Trump. (by Not Glenn Greenwald)

Donald Trump, Consoler-in-Chief - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What we have here is Trump copying and pasting his tweet from a week and a half ago, after the church shooting in Texas, and forgetting to even change the name of the grieving community.

Tillerson's "Disdain" Is Killing The State Department (his mission of incompetence and corruption)

Is Mike Pence wrapped up in the Russia scandal or a gullible rube? - The Washington Post (he helped hire the Russians) It's grotesque': Justice Dept. veterans recoil at idea of another special counsel (Injustice Dept +look backward, not forward)
Fox News's Shepard Smith defunks his network's favorite Hillary Clinton 'scandal,' infuriates viewers (who can't stand "facts")

Donald Trump Jr.'s incredible history of dumb decisions

What Donald Trump's UCLA tweet reveals about him (he objectifies himself)


The GOP tax plan will be a massive political nightmare for Republicans - The Washington Post
Eschaton: Teh Deficit">If the Democrats were proposing increasing the debt by $1.5 trillion with even a mixed package of tax cuts and spending increases, the conversation would be completely dominated by the usual suspects, defrosted from their cryogenic capsules at the various astroturf groups and suddenly respectable think Tanks, arguing that the Debt was going to kill us all.
"The GOP Tax Cut Plan Opens A New Front In The War On Obamacare | HuffPost">The GOP Tax Cut Plan Opens A New Front In The War On Obamacare | HuffPost

Taxpayers pay for government lawyers to protect Trump business profits

Democrats flip 1 more seat in Oklahoma's GOP-led Legislature

The New Gilded Age in One Image - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Anonymous hackers take down over a dozen neo-Nazi sites in new wave of attacks. : technology

NRSC poll: Moore trails Jones by 12 - POLITICO
New Roy Moore accuser: 'He didn't pinch it; he grabbed it' ... It was at that point, she recalled, he grabbed her buttocks.
GOP Senators Believe Roy Moore's Accusers But Not Donald Trump's | HuffPost">GOP Senators Believe Roy Moore's Accusers But Not Donald Trump's | HuffPost

The Roy Moore problem is now squarely on Trump - The Washington Post
Limbaugh: Moore was a Democrat at time of sexual misconduct allegations | TheHill (the old switch and bait)

Supporters Try To Save Roy Moore With Very Subtle Campaign Tactic - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("Bernie Bernstein' from the Washington Jewish Post)

Josh Barro on Twitter: "Roy Moore's signature from that 1977 yearbook matches Roy Moore's signature on his US Term Limits pledge this year. https://t.co/4gQz9ytZZX"

Eschaton: Who Gets To Be Forgiven -- The strain of conservative Christianity which says that as long as you're the right sort of person, tribally, you can do no sin, is certainly appealing to some -- "I really don't think someone of his character would have done that. And if he had done it, it doesn't matter in God's eyes because hed have been forgiven." -- Especially when the tribal affiliation mostly requires "hating the people you're supposed to hate." (+Satangelical sees though "God's eyes")

Roy Moore and the Sorry State of Evangelical Politics - The New York Times

Sean Hannity has become the media's top conspiracy theorist ... down the rabbit hole

Roy Moore Reminds Me of My Rabbi - The New York Times

The death of Christianity in the U.S. ... Christianity has died in the hands of Evangelicals. murdered by the ambitions of Trumpish flimflammers who have sold their souls for expediency. No greater proof is needed of the death of Christianity than the rush to defend a child molester in order to maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate. ... The Evangelical's Jesus is satanic ... (Satangelicals)

'Unsafe and Just Plain Dirty' : Women Accuse Vice of 'Toxic' Sexual-Harassment Culture (the Uber culture)

NBC News Booker Matt Zimmerman Fired Amid Misconduct Claims | Hollywood Reporter
Bill Burr - Louis C.K.'s Sexual Misconduct : television : television

Local pastors face a new charge involving sex trafficking of children : news

California shootings: Gunman in Northern California shot wife before going on rampage - CNN (another bearded killer)


Eschaton: Self-Driving PR -- It's all about taking public property. (Kochistan will give away a highway to Foxconn)

The Zizek Maneuver - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Daughters can have "daddy issues" even when their fathers stick around. New study finds that, when daughters dwell on a time their dads disappointed them, they perceive more sexual interest from men, even if their dads were otherwise present. :

" Are Wormholes real? : askscience

Potentially habitable world found just 11 light years away | Science | The Guardian



People who are married to someone with the same first name as you: How's that going? : AskReddit">People who are married to someone with the same first name as you: Hows that going? : AskReddit What is the most romantic thing that has ever been done for you? : AskReddit">What is the most romantic thing that has ever been done for you? : AskReddit


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Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks : news -- "Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit"
Harvey-scale rains could hit Texas 18x more often by the end of the century | For Texas as a whole, this sort of rain goes from being once a century to happening every 5.5 years. : science">Harvey-scale rains could hit Texas 18x more often by the end of the century | For Texas as a whole, this sort of rain goes from being once a century to happening every 5.5 years. : science
5 dead at multiple shooting locations in N. California county, including a school; gunman is killed - LA Times
UPDATE: Five killed, 10 hospitalized in Rancho Tehama shooting
5 dead, including 3 at an elementary school, in shooting in Sacramento, CA : news
Stories of loss, love and hope: six firsthand accounts from some of America's worst mass shootings | US news | The Guardian

Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey | Australia news | The Guardian - 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law ... With a turnout of 79.5%
Australian's Say 'Yes' to Same-Sex Marriage, Clearing Path for Legalization

Russia's 'irrefutable evidence' of US help for Isis appears to be video game still | World news | The Guardian

This is how a superpower commits suicide - The Washington Post - first official Asia tour, the precipitous erosion of America's decades-long hegemony in the region has been painfully apparent.

ret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

Eschaton: Give Us What We Want Or We Shoot The Country In The Face (Instead of Just The Legs) (meanwhile, in walking-off-the-cliff land)

A Missing Prime Minister Is the Antihero of Beirut's Marathon


The NSA: Still F*cking Up - The deepest of the deep state managed to get itself hacked.

Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments "To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016" ... sent by the Russian foreign ministry to its embassies across the globe


Eric Garland on Twitter: "I understand that these headlines just try to grapple with the last nine minutes' news...but Sessions SET UP THE ENTIRE FOREIGN POLICY TEAM. https://t.co/3ZqCDX1pnL" -- Sessions IS THE CENTER OF THE RUSSIAN CONSPIRACY. AND WEIRDLY, AG. (the heart of the matter)

Jeff Sessions Says He Forgot Trump Adviser's Russia Comments In 'Chaos' Of Campaign | HuffPost -- "I will not accept and reject accusations that I have ever lied under oath,"
Sessions says he 'always told the truth' in describing Russia contacts
Has Jeff Sessions got the world's worst memory, or what?
Pence denies knowing about Trump Jr. WikiLeaks contacts - politico - Trump Jr. alerted top campaign officials about his communications; Pence seemed to dismiss idea of contact in October, 2016. (Satan always lies)

Eschaton: Lock Her Up - I said they'd try to. -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns -- including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia (distract, distract)
Trump Shatters Longstanding Norms by Pressing for Clinton Investigation - The New York Times
Jeff Sessions Weighs Competing Special Counsel Focused On Clinton, Democrats | HuffPost (slouching towards dictatorship)

President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days - The Washington Post (Republicans love liars)
What more evidence of collusion do you need? - The Washington Post
Trump's Tweets May Be His Undoing

Jeff Sessions: 'Not enough basis' for special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton | US news | The Guardian ... Sessions also acknowledged he now recalled a meeting during the 2016 presidential election in which George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's campaign, disclosed ties to Russia.
A special counsel to probe Clinton? That puts us in very dangerous territory. - The Washington Post

How Rupert Murdoch destroyed the Republican Party - The Washington Post

Senators demand inquiry into Trump's commerce secretary after Paradise Papers leak | News | The Guardian


Why your mental map of the US economy is probably wrong - The Boston Globe

Eschaton: Ribgate - Above my pay grade, but everyone I talked to who had broken ribs said they were pretty much down for 3 weeks, and no one had 6 broken ribs.

How American politics went batshit crazy, starting with Newt Gingrich - Axios (what happened when Republicans, not "American Politics" went nuts)

The Kansas Disaster Is the Republican Dream - What Republicans Want for the Whole Country -- Sam Brownback and co. have tried to cover up just how bad it is.
Kansas: Trump's John the Baptist (Brownbackistan, where everything is a secret)
Foxconn Executives Will Get the Best Housing and Rations in Post-Apocalyptic Wisconsin - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Kochistan, where the gilded age is rising again)

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway. - politico Magazine (white racist Fox-watchers)
Even the Worst Parts of America Have Lots of Great People - Lawyers, Guns & Money - That Politico piece from last week about the horrible racism of Trump voters in Johnstown, Pennsylvania got a lot of attention, for good reason

Voice of America Reporter Outed As Alt-Right | Mediaite

Trump Federal Judge Nominee Has Never Tried a Case - Wake up and smell the white supremacist theocracy.

GOP megadonor Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon - politico (non-human)

I Believe Juanita - The New York Times

'Nothing about it felt right': More than 50 people describe sexual harassment on Capitol Hill
Congresswoman Says At Least 2 Members Of Congress Are Sexual Harassers | HuffPost - Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has been an outspoken advocate for making it easier for Congress workers to report sexual misconduct.

Senate Republicans Grapple With How To Answer The Roy Moore Question | HuffPost
Alabama's Biggest Newspaper Calls On GOP To Withdraw Support For Roy Moore
Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal | US news | The Guardian - Cases were among 10 where Moore, as Alabama's top judge, dissented from court's majority view and sided with alleged offenders
Roy Moore, Long Divisive in His Hometown, and Even More So Now - The New York Times
Our view: Roy Moore grossly unfit for office | AL.com
Roy Moore's Base Is Sticking With Him, Attacking Those Who Attack Him -- "These other Republicans are the political field hands picking cotton on the Democrat plantation.' (the slavery metaphor is always there)
Roy Moore Refuses to Drop Out Despite Fifth Accuser - Why I Don't Think Roy Moore Is Going Away -- Despite a fifth accuser coming forward ... It began on Monday with The Bar lying on the ground and Mitch McConnell's clearing it with relative ease ... I mean, after all, there are now only five women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct, and Moore's got 50 Christian pastors who have his back.
Roy Moore Defender on CNN Makes a Lawnmower Comparison -- Moore supporter compares sexual abuse to stealing a lawn mower. Where does CNN find these people??
Volvo pulls its ads from Hannity after Moore coverage | TheHill
Roy Moore allegations prompt reflections on fundamentalist culture in which some Christian men date teens - The Washington Post -- "14 year old girls courting adult men isn't entirely uncommon"
Roy Moore's wife posted a letter of support from evangelical pastors. It may be old. - The Washington Post
Sean Hannity Has Lost 11 Sponsors Since Remarks Defending Roy Moore (Update) : television
Mo Brooks sticking by Moore: GOP agenda 'vastly more important than contested sexual allegations' (Satangelicals stick together)
Alabama Senate: One Hot Mess Moves to Toss Up | The Cook Political Report
Steve Bannon and Allies Have Second Thoughts About Roy Moore, Sources Say
The Troll Smearing Roy Moore's Accuser Stole a Dead Navy SEAL's Identity

Arianna Huffington Ignored Sexual Misconduct at The Huffington Post ... well-documented history of fostering a toxic work culture, and failing to address inappropriate behavior

Attiya Khan on Why She Confronted Her Longtime Abuser on Camera
18 'One Tree Hill' Cast And Crew Members Accuse Mark Schwahn Of Sexual Harassment | HuffPost (todays's dick-shoe)
'One Tree Hill' Cast, Crew Accuse Showrunner Mark Schwahn of Sexual Harassment

Louis C.K.'s Manager Admits Wrongdoing In Quieting The Comedian's Accusers | HuffPost


'I'lll ruin you' : Judy Garland on being groped and harassed by powerful Hollywood men -- Garland, one of the world's most famous actresses, was groped and harassed repeatedly by Louis B. Mayer, the famed producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. (another Jewish perv)

Berklee president: 11 faculty members have been terminated in 13 years for sex assault, harassment - The Boston Globe -- The meeting came in the wake of a Boston Globe story last week that chronicled incidents since 2008 in which students reported being assaulted, groped, or pressured into sex with their teachers, according to court documents and interviews with more than a dozen people ... president Roger Brown (has been there the whole time and did nothing to stop it)


Founder of Florida's Biggest Megachurch Accused of Molesting a 4-Year-Old

He could have blown up the block : Fla. police discover booby-trapped SpongeBob lunchbox

Overnight in Walmart Parking Lots: Silence, Solace and Refuge - The New York Times

Boston lands the number 2 spot in new ranking for Amazon headquarters - The Boston Globe

State agency to investigate liquor license practices in Cambridge - The Boston Globe

Blood pressure of 130 is the new 'high' according to first update of guidelines in 14 years -- New blood pressure guidelines say 130 is high and half of adults have high blood pressure - The Washington Post - 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90. The change, the first in 14 years, means that 46 percent of U.S. adults, many of them under the age of 45, now will be considered hypertensive



3 Michigan brothers still missing nearly 7 years after father says he gave them away : news
Dad who's been trolling daughter by recreating her selfies now has twice as many followers as her : pics

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Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity

America's Mass Shooting Problem Is A Domestic Violence Problem | HuffPost - Most mass shooters target their loved ones or have a history of family violence. (and 90% of the men have beards)

The Lineman Got $63 an Hour. The Utility Was Billed $319 an Hour. - The New York Times

Iran-Iraq Border: Strong Earthquake Kills At Least 349 : The Two-Way : NPR
At Least 160 Dead, 1,500 Injured in 7.3 Iranian Earthquake : news

They Want to Know If Trump's Crazy -- Inside the secret back-channel North Korea talks. (because it sure looks like he is)

Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China - The Washington Post

Green Beret Discovered SEALs' Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks - The Atlantic -- The transparency organization asked the president's son for his cooperation -- in sharing its work, in contesting the results of the election, and in arranging for Julian Assange to be Australia's ambassador to the United States. (many deals were in the making, including Julian's Revenge) ... Prematurely pro-fascist scum - Lawyers, Guns & Money - @realDonaldTrump tweeted about the release of Podesta's emails *15 minutes* after @Wikileaks wrote to @DonaldJTrumpJr about it.
Wikileaks lying in an AMA about colluding with the Trump campaign. : bestof
The Libertarian Trump Operative and the Utter Dumbshit - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You know, I think we may have to consider the possibility that Julian Assange was working on behalf of Doanld Trump:
Donald Trump Jr. Corresponded With WikiLeaks About Material Damaging to Clinton - Impeach-O-Meter: Donald Trump Jr. Corresponded With WikiLeaks About Clinton

Trump Cozies Up To Duterte, Ignores Human Rights Questions | HuffPost - He also laughed when the Philippine leader referred to journalists as 'spies'
News photographer who protested White House restrictions on access gets revenge with revealing shot of Trump - The Washington Post
Philippines' Duterte sings love song for Trump: 'You are the light' | World news | The Guardian
Trump's Man in Manila
Inside Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs -- Part 2, the human toll

Bad Jobs and Terrorism - Lawyers, Guns & Money


What Mueller's org chart reveals about his Russia probe - POLITICO

The Trump Presidency: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) : television -- Here's the full speech that trump gave after being asked about the Iran nuclear deal: (comletely incoherent free-association word-salad, the guy is demented)


Trump Judicial Pick Did Not Disclose He Is Married to a White House Lawyer - The New York Times (you know, the wingnut blogger with no experience for the lifetime appt.)


Menendez trial in turmoil as jurors admit hearing explosive comments | NJ.com

Poll: Nearly half of white Southerners feel like they're under attack ... And 30 percent of all respondents in the poll agreed when asked if America needs to protect and preserve its white European heritage (their racism is "under attack")
White People Discover That Being Racist Assholes Has Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money

In high-tax California, a vote to scrap deductions could be the kiss of death for endangered House Republicans - LA Times

Fewer Foreign Students Are Coming to U.S., Survey Shows - The New York Times


Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced | GQ

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning with Clinton's sex crimes
Sixth Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When She Was 16 : news

A Fifth Woman Accuses Senate Candidate Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct - The New York Times
Locals Were Troubled by Roy Moore's Interactions with Teen Girls at the Gadsden Mall
Roy Moore threatens to sue The Washington Post over allegations involving sexual encounter : news
Alabama polls show close race after Moore accusations - politico - The most recently released survey, an automated poll from the Republican-leaning firm JMC Analytics and Polling, shows the Democrat leading by 4 percentage points.
Yes It's an Entire Culture of Sanctioned Sexual Abuse - Roy Moore's behavior was in keeping with hardcore conservative evangelical culture of sanctioned patriarchal sexual abuse ... 37% of Alabama evangelicals are actually more likely to vote for Roy Moore after hearing the allegations against him, and 34 percent said it would make no difference (Satangelicals +perv is seriouisly missing some frontal cortex)
50 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore | AL.com (the "Big Sort" is really between the righteous and the damned)
Ignore the spin. Trump and the GOP have made a devil's s bargain with Roy Moore. (you know, literally)
Breitbart's Coming Exploitation of the Believe Women Movement
'There's more to come from this creep' : MSNBC panel disturbed by Roy Moore's remarks to Sean Hannity

James Woods Named by Actress Elizabeth Perkins at #MeToo Rally
Melissa Benoist Calls for Industry Change After 'Supergirl' Boss Accused of Sexual Harassment -- Andrew Kreisberg was put on leave following allegations from multiple women. ... Nineteen men and women, all of whom chose to remain anonymous, came forward to Variety, which first reported the allegations, to accuse the showrunner of sexual misconduct, including inappropriate touching, which took place over a period of several years
How Is Serial Abuser Charlie Sheen Surviving the 2017 Hollywood Purge?
Rebecca Traister on the Post-Weinstein Reckoning
Kevin Spacey Can't be Ousted from 'House of Cards' Allegations'; No Morals Clause in Contract -- He is a executive producer on the show. He has been doing this stuff for years. You can be sure he always knew someday someone would say something. So his people make sure every contract he signs guarantees he is protected from past actions to keep his pay day.
Tom Sizemore Was Removed From Movie Set for Allegedly Violating 11-Year Old Girl | Hollywood Reporter

Why People Laughed At Louis C.K.'s Masturbation Jokes ... The benign violation theory was designed to explain what makes things funny.
Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate


Arizona State professor resigns after his secret past as predatory priest is revealed - The Washington Post - Jaime Lara kept his scandalous past hidden for 25 years ... The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, under pressure from victims, posted on its website the names of eight priests who had been laicized (free to molest)

Reign of Terror at Colorado Boys and Girls Ranch Finally Stopped Years After Abuse First Reported : news
Thank you Reddit. You helped shut down the Elan School. I'm deeply thankful to this entire community. If you want to know more about this place, AMA. : IAmA


The Retail Apocalypse - Lawyers, Guns & Money (overbuild and overborrow)

Research published in the journal Prevention Science finds that adolescent cannabis use has not increased in states that have legalized medical marijuana. : science

Moderate alcohol consumption improves foreign language skills : science


What in physics is fundamental? : askscience
The World of Everyday Experience, In One Equation | Sean Carroll

What is something that instantly killed a crush that you had on someone? : AskReddit
TIL Breaking Bad's popularity coincided with a 51% increase in methamphetamine use in Germany, and a 400% increase in meth smuggling attempts in Britain : todayilearned

reddit | BlackHatWorld - The Home of Internet Marketing

Sending in our nude photos to fight revenge porn? No thanks, Facebook.

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We're not even close to being prepared for the rising waters By Bill McKibben
Trump's nominee to lead his environmental council isn't sure if water expands as it warms (anti-science fake-science lady)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Twitter: I don't even know where to begin with @realdonaldtrumpshe outright rejects basic science
New Delhi's 'gas chamber' smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there

In upstate New York, a tragedy eclipsed, but not forgotten - The Boston Globe - In 2009, a gunman opened fire in an immigrant services center here, killing 13 men and women.
Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre: NY Times : videos

Radioactive cloud that covered Europe might be from Russia. Don't worry about it though -- Somewhere in Russia in the last week of September, the French government believes, something happened. -- sent a cloud of radioactive isotopes -- Ruthenium-106, named after Russia -- wafting over Europe for thousands of miles.

Muslim Hacktivists Hack ISIS website; expose 20,000 subscribers list : technology


Documents: Texas National Guard Installed Cellphone Spying Devices on Surveillance Planes : news

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core - The New York Times - a serial leak of the agency's cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide. By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth And David E. Sangernov. 12, 2017

In 'Watershed Moment,' YouTube Blocks Extremist Cleric's Message -- For eight years, the jihadist propaganda of Anwar al-Awlaki has helped shape a generation of American terrorists, including the Fort Hood gunman, the Boston Marathon bombers and the perpetrators of massacres in San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, Fla.

TSA Plans to Use Face Recognition to Track Americans Through Airports -- DHS's programs will become a massive violation of privacy that could serve as a gateway to the collection of biometric data to identify and track every traveler at every airport and border crossing in the country (it for you own good)

Former U.S. intelligence officials: Trump being 'played' by Putin (delete the "l" and you'd be closer to the truth)
Trump Distances Himself From His Own Remarks On Russian Election Meddling | HuffPost - "As currently led, by fine people, I believe very much in our intelligence agencies" ("haters and fools" was yesterday)
Trump Concerned about Putin's Hurt Feelings (Trump goes full Manchurian)
Full Transcript of Trump's Remarks on Russia ... "And I'll say this, Hillary had her stupid reset button that she spelled the word wrong, but she doesn't have what it takes to have that kind of a relationship where you could call or you could do something and they would pull back from North Korea, or they'd pull back from Syria, or maybe pull back from Ukraine" (who's "pulling back" from North Korea? +the stuff that sticks in his brain) /a>
Clinton 'reset button' gift to Russian FM gets lost in translation (context)

Trump's chief of staff: 'I do not follow the tweets' Hours after President Trump provoked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter, suggesting he is "short and fat"

Trump dominates the GOP base. Party leaders live with the consequences. - The Washington Post

Both Sides Do It, But the Democrat Party is More Neoliberal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What substantive ends, you might ask, are Republicans hoping to accomplish by doing anything up to and including conferencing with a child molester should he get elected? This kind of thing: (Republican blogger with no experience gets life-time appt. to Fed Court)


Linc Woulda Won - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Maybe you don't believe brave cynical book promoter whistle-blower Donna Brazile. But how can people possibly deny evidence that Hillary and the DNC RIGGED Democratic primaries this compelling? (Chaffee had it in the bag) ,/a>


Pricing access to the Trump White House: the strange case of the Times social media policy - PressThink - "Any semblance of a political opinion must be squashed, with the appearance of neutrality and balance preserved at all costs" -- The Times is slipping behind its longtime rival, the Washington Post, because it is reacting more from fear of criticism than strength of insight. Responsibility has to return to Dean Baquet, the top editor, who is leading the charge, so to speak, toward caution and phony consensus ... then something is very wrong in the hierarchy of the New York Times. And that again returns to Baquet, who is being outplayed by his rival, Marty Baron at the Post.


2017 Most & Least Federally Dependent States (the heart of Trumpland:? KY, MS, NM, AL WVa, SC, MT, TN, ME, IN)

Advertisers Ditch Sean Hannity Over His Coverage Of Roy Moore's Alleged Pursuit of Teens | HuffPost

SNL's Roy Moore sketch is one big joke about Alabama being backward

Democrat: Effort to delay Alabama Senate election like a 'dictatorship' -- "You cannot delay an election because you are afraid of losing. That's what they do in dictatorships"
Everyone Knew Roy Moore Dated High School Girls, Says Former Colleague | HuffPost - And they thought it was "weird"
GOP fears Roy Moore will cost them a Senate seat - Axios (the pedophilia=supporting evangelicals will turn out for him)

Keanu's Hollywood Scandal

Poll by the Bookseller finds 54% of female respondents reporting sexual harassment, assault or predatory behaviour

Anti-transgender tweet draws criticism for Minnesota lawmaker - "A guy who thinks he's a girl is still a guy with a mental health condition"
A small-town doctor wanted to perform surgeries for transgender women. He faced an uphill battle. - The Washington Post - a "secularist, nonbelieving morality is being jammed down our throats"



Matthew Weiner denies sexual harassment allegations to Cambridge audience - The Boston Globe


Ellis Island immigration center shuts down, Nov. 12, 1954 - politico

Scores of Cambridge restaurants paid six figures for a liquor license. Others got them for free - The Boston Globe

TIL that the rate of world population growth is now decreasing. : todayilearned


What one line comment can you write that is almost guaranteed to start a long chain? : AskReddit
'We're having a menstrual liberation': how periods got woke | Society | The Guardian

It's time to rethink how you read the story of Adam and Eve by Reza Aslan

TIL that vitamin D is actually a hormone, and can greatly affect your sleep quality and many other bodily functions : todayilearned

The Different Types of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder | OCD-UK - Checking - Contamination / Mental Contamination - Hoarding - Ruminations / Intrusive Thoughts

10,000 Snow Geese Taking Off Together : videos


Were you ever seduced by same sex even even though you are straight? What happened? : AskReddit
Reddit old heads, how has the site changed since you signe d up? : AskReddit
What event in Reddit history were you a part of? : AskReddit
[Serious] What kept you from killing yourself? : AskReddit
YouTube says it will crack down on bizarre videos targeting children : news

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Russian interference in Spain: Government confirms intervention of Russian hackers in Catalan crisis | In English | EL PAMS - Speaking after weekly Cabinet meeting, defense minister announces Spain will raise issue at EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday ... Russian and Venezuelan hackers have been interfering in the ongoing crisis in Catalonia

Saudi Arabia forcibly detained Lebanon's prime minister, sources say ... Saudi Arabia is making a mockery of international norms. THEY JUST KIDNAPPED AND FORCED THE LEADER OF A SOVEREIGN DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY TO RESIGN!! (Trump said it was ok)

Canadian scalper's multimillion-dollar StubHub scheme exposed in Paradise Papers : technology


US embassy hires security firm of former Russian spy who worked with Putin - The US embassy in Moscow is to be guarded by a company owned by a former head of KGB counter-intelligence who worked with British double agent Kim Philby and young Vladimir Putin, after cuts to US staff demanded by Russia.

Boris Johnson met 'London professor' linked to FBI's Russia investigation -- Fresh questions as photograph emerges of Joseph Mifsud and foreign secretary at Brexit dinner

Trump Sides With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence On Election Meddling | HuffPost - He also took multiple unprompted shots at Hillary Clinton. Trump also took multiple shots at his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton and lamented that Putin is "very insulted" by the accusations of election meddling (demented traitoor dotard is an arm of Russian propaganda)
Trump" 'People will die' as a result of focus on Russia allegations 'Every time he sees me he says '"I didn't do that" and I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it"
CIA says Mike Pompeo stands by assessment on Russia meddling in election - CNNPolitics (Trump doesn't believe fake intelligence from his government)
Trump Sides With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence On Election Meddling | HuffPost - He also took shots at the former heads of national intelligence, the CIA and the FBI.

A London Meeting of an Unlikely Group: How a Trump Adviser Came to Learn of Clinton 'Dirt'

Jared Kushner reportedly told a Time Warner executive to dump 20 percent of CNN's staff : news
Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO - sources | Article [AMP] | Reuters -- , the 86-year-old executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) offered to buy CNN in both conversations. (to shut it down)

Cambridge Analytica Denies Ties to Russia, Unconvincingly - Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica. (his face tells the story)

How Flynn -- and the Russia scandal -- landed in the West Wing -- Christie mounted a campaign against Flynn for the national security adviser job. He lost -- with major consequences


Red state lawmakers find blue state piggy bank | TheHill (raise taxes on Demoracts and give it to Republicans)

The GOP can't be rebranded. Let's junk it. ... Alabama. 50% of the state identifies as evangelical and we about to have Roy Moore foisted upon us in the Senate. 70% of evangelicals voted republican in Virginia last week. The most sick example is that they supported Donald Trump. (evangelicals became Satangelicals)

Eschaton: Bill Clinton Was A Horrible President - He really was. 20 years later I am tired of people defending him. Impeachment was bullshit but he was a bad man and a bad Democrat and a bad president. Obama was pretty shitty, too. (Dem stars have sucked)


Democrats Should Never Compromise on Race - Lawyers, Guns & Money - there is no reason for candidates to offer compromising positions to try and appeal to mythical whites who supposedly want to vote for Democrats if only Dems didn't care about the blacks so dang much
Pandering to Racists Won't Get Democrats Anywhere -- There really isn't a political center on key questions of race.
Jonathan Martin on Twitter: "Dems! @RalphNortham can't even begin victory speech bc pro sanctuary cities activists are heckling him. (Pandered to Gillespie voters with racist stance, got 0 votes for efforts)


We went to a focus group of N.H. Trump voters. Here's what we learned


Why have the women who admitted to being groped by President Trump been ignored? : AdviceAnimals

Sen. Robert Menendez may have had sex with underage hookers in Dominican Republic: prosecutors : news

How low will the GOP sink? - The Washington Post

Former Moore colleague: 'Common knowledge' that he dated high school girls
Roy Moore on whether he dated teenage girls: "Not generally, no"
2 GOP Senators Drop Endorsements Of Roy Moore | HuffPost - Sens. Steve Daines (Mont.) and Mike Lee (Utah) announced their decision Friday evening.
For Alabama Women, Disgust, Fatigue and a Sense Moore Could Win Anyway - The New York Times (they always vote for evil anyway)
Republicans Try to Block Moore's Path as Candidate Denies Sexual Misconduct
CNN's Cooper battles GOP lawmaker who said Roy Moore's accusers should be prosecuted -- and it's a doozy (the Republican's speech patterns and attitude)

Hope Solo: "Sepp Blatter grabbed my ass. Can I talk about that?"

George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Former Model in 1981 | Hollywood Reporter
George Teakei admitting to grabbing genitals without consent. (2 weeks ago) : videos
George Takei Accused Of Groping Former Male Model In 1981 | HuffPost - Scott R. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor assaulted him while he was unconscious. (drugged?)
Megathread: George Takei Accused Of Groping Former Male Model In 1981, Richard Dreyfuss Accused Of Sexual Harassment By L.A.-Based Writer, 4 Women Accuse Atomic Blonde's Producer David Guillod of Rape
George Takei "Shocked & Bewildered" At Sexual Assault Claims Made Against Him

Prosecutors to Meet With Alleged Kevin Spacey Victim | Hollywood Reporter - The Cape and Islands district attorney announced Friday a meeting was scheduled between his office and the teenage son of Heather Unruh, who accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him at a bar in July 2016, the Boston Globe reports.
#MeToo Survivors March to Take Place Sunday in Hollywood | Hollywood Reporter
'Supergirl,' 'Arrow' Producer Andrew Kreisberg Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Suspends Showrunner After Numerous Sexual Harassment Allegations | HuffPost - Variety reports that 19 sources have accused Andrew Kreisberg of inappropriate behavior on the sets of his hit TV shows.
Richard Dreyfuss Accused of Exposing Himself to Woman
Richard Dreyfuss Accused Of Sexual Harassment By L.A.-Based Writer | Deadline -- Days after publican defending his son's decision to come forward with a groping accusation against Kevin Spacey, Richard Dreyfuss now finds himself in the crosshairs ... She said the actor never asked her to do anything while he was exposing himself. (another one)
Harry Dreyfuss, Son Of Richard Dreyfuss, Alleges Another Kevin Spacey Groping Incident | Deadline
3 More Women Accuse 'Atomic Blonde' Producer David Guillod of Rape: I Was Covered in Blood -- Guillod, also accused of drugging and assaulting "Ted" actress Jessica Barth, denies any nonconsensual sex
Louis C.K. dumped by FX from all his shows : news
Rebel Wilson Says 'Male Star' Sexually Harassed Her While His Friends Tried To Film | HuffPost

Gary Goddard Denies Anthony Edwards' Molestation Claims
Yes Mom, There is Something Wrong -- Medium - When I was 14 years old, my mother opened the door for me to answer honestly about the rumors she had heard about Gary Goddard

With all these accusations coming out, they're not all going to be true. Don't jump on Witch Hunts, innocent until proven guilty. : videos

Pamela Adlon Talked About Louis C.K. Rumors Ahead of N.Y. Times Expose | Hollywood Reporter
Stephen Colbert, Late-Night Hosts on Louis C.K. Allegations | Hollywood Reporter

Manhattan Prosecutors Subpoena Weinstein Company Records - The New York Times
The 'Click' Moment: How the Weinstein Scandal Unleashed a Tsunami -- Now they post #metoo. Social media, famous accusers and generational change add up to a profound shift.

What Experts Know About Men Who Rape - The New York Times ... "I felt I was repaying her for sexually arousing me." ... experts note one last trait shared by men who have raped: they do not believe they are the problem.

Gina Rodriguez Drops APA and Primary Wave After Sexual Assault Controversies (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

Second Israeli Media Figure Steps Away After Sexual Harassment Claims | Hollywood Reporter

Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too - The New York Times

Where do kids learn to undervalue women? From their parents. - The Washington Post -- Even progressive spouses don't divide burdens equitably. The children notice.

NBC Sports Boston suspends Michael Felger - The Boston Globe - The website TMZ.com has posted footage taken by witnesses showing Halladay maneuvering the plane recklessly before the accident.


LAPD Bodycam Video Contradicts Testimony, Investigation Finds + CBS Los Angeles : news
Detroit police officers fight each other in undercover op gone wrong : news


The Duke Economics Department: Serving the Real Constituency of New Gilded Age Higher Education, Hedge Fund Managers - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Love's Road Home

Radhika Jones, a Times Books Editor, Said to Be Next Vanity Fair Editor - The New York Times - Ms. Jones, 44, will succeed the 68-year-old Graydon Carter, who said in September that he was stepping down from the glossy general-interest magazine after a 25-year run at its helm.

Girls, what isn't nearly as hot/attractive as many guys think? : AskReddit
Cate Blanchett brings up a good point : funny

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Stephen Colbert Says Donald Trump Totally Has A Man Crush On China's President | HuffPost - Of course they have good chemistry, they met on XiHarmony
Beijing is playing Trump "like a fiddle," an ex-ambassador to China says

Millions In Yemen Will Die Unless Saudi Aid Blockade Is Lifted, UN Warns | HuffPost - The Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has been orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has left the country on the brink of famine.

Case of Missing Lebanese Prime Minister Stirs Middle East Tensions - The New York Times

Trump adviser claims he lied to FBI out of loyalty to Trump: Source - ABC News - George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, initially misled agents out of what he claimed was loyalty to President Donald Trump,
Mysterious Putin 'niece' has a name -- The exact identity of a 'very good looking Russian national who told George Papadopoulos she could broker meetings between the Trump camp and Kremlin officials remains an enigma.
Devin Nunes attended a breakfast with Michael Flynn and Turkey's foreign minister just before the inauguration (oh fucking really. lock up the little traitor)
Mueller Probing Pre-Election Flynn Meeting With Pro-Russia Congressman - NBC News (and Rohrabacher)

Mueller Probing Alleged Flynn Plan To Deliver Cleric To Turkey: Report | HuffPost - Under the plan, Flynn, who was fired by Trump after just 24 days in the job, and his son, Michael Flynn Jr, were to receive up to $15 million for forcibly removing Fethullah Gulen from his U.S. home and delivering him to the Turkish government

The Four Stages of Republican Scandal Response - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ken Schultz on Twitter: "Four stages of GOP scandal response: 1. As the father of a daughter, I'm outraged. 2. If the allegations are true, he should step down. 3. W https://t.co/MAhdSFkT2R"

Mounting GOP retirements threaten House majority | TheHill - A retirement wave has hit House Republicans, emboldening Democrats who have become increasingly bullish about their prospects of winning back a majority in 2018.

The story behind the viral photo of Danica Roem falling to her knees on election night - The Washington Post

Donna Brazile on the Conservative Circuit - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donna Brazile either a) is unaware of how badly she's lost control of her narrative, or b) doesn't care. Either way, today was some bad optics.
Donna Brazile Explicitly Made False and Grossly Irresponsible Charges - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Perilous Night - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Precisely one year ago this very minute, I was trying to comprehend what white people had done to this nation.
Just Be Thankful the Candidate of Goldman Sachs Lost - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Truth or Consequences

The Health 202: Four possible explanations for the shocking Obamacare enrollment figures - The Washington Post

Please, Big Media, come visit us in Trump country - The Washington Post -- Gary Abernathy is publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette. (a year later and he's learned nothing)
Rural Wisconsin voters swung for Trump and change, but got frustration

Treason in Defense of Slavery in the Classroom - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- The Civil War Never Stopped Being Fought in America's Classrooms. Here's Why That Matters

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major - The New York Times

Roy Moore Fundraises Off Report That He Molested A 14-Year-Old Girl | HuffPost - The Senate candidate from Alabama has denied the accusations of four women who were teens at the time. "The Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I've EVER faced"
This is what 44 seconds of GOP senators not responding to questions about Roy Moore sounds like - CNNPolitics Opinion-Savvy/DDHQ #ALSen Poll: Roy Moore 46.4%, Doug Jones 46% Decision Desk HQ
Roy Moore response shows Republican Party deserves to die (even Max Boot)
There is no bottom for Roy Moore Republicans - Alabama Political Reporter -- Too much Bible thumping. Too much holier-than-thou. Too much greed. Too much law breaking. Too much self-involvement (too much pedo)
Trump casts doubt on allegations against Roy Moore, leaving Republicans an impossible choice - The Washington Post
Senate GOP Campaign Arm Severs Financial Ties To Roy Moore
Alabama GOP Officials Giving Roy Moore A Pass On Sexual Assault Allegations | HuffPost - Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus (Joseph was a child-molester so it's all ok)
Breitbart editor: It's OK if Roy Moore is a pedophile because he was single at the time | Shareblue Media - Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart editor and pedophile apologist
Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's 14-year-old daughter.
If I were a carpenter - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist
Fox News Forgets Its Own Sexual Harassment Problem And Again Attacks Victims | HuffPost - legal analyst tells Hannity that false reports are common ploys for money.
Republican Officials and Conservative Commentators Defend Roy Moore - The Atlantic - Many Defenders -- Some of his supporters called the allegations totally false, but a few went further, excusing the alleged behavior.

Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by U.S. national team doctor - CBS News - In an interview with 60 Minutes, the Olympic gold medalist says she spoke with FBI investigators after the Rio games

Critics Blast Newsweek's 'Tone Deaf' Penis Balloon-Popping Trump Cover - "Why does every attempt at female empowerment and safety-seeking get equated with castrating or otherwise 'harming' men ... "Pop goes the weasels" (Wiesels")

Kevin Spacey's unprecedented fall from grace tests a stunned Hollywood
Author Gay Talese feels sorry for Kevin Spacey, says his accusers should 'suck it up' (it was a privilidge to be molested by a great man)
Jon Stewart Laughed Off Louis C.K. Allegations Last Year - When Stewart was asked about the Louis C.K. rumors in 2016, his jokey response said a lot about the culture of complicity that is just now starting to crumble. ... Next Saturday, C.K. was scheduled to appear alongside Stewart at the live Night of Too Many Stars benefit, founded by one of his oldest friends in the comedy world, Robert Smigel. Pizzagate King Jack Posobiec Doxes Roy Moore's Accuser on Twitter. Twitter Does Nothing.


Trevor Noah Has A Brutal Response To Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct Allegations | HuffPost
Louis C.K. breaks silence on sexual assault allegations: 'These stories are true' : television
Louis C.K. statement released : news

Louis C.K. Is Done ... while his teenage daughter (Chlok Grace Moretz), a legal minor, is having a fling with a much older, Woody Allen-like film director
Louis C.K. Finally Responds To Longstanding Stories Of Sexual Misconduct | HuffPost - "These stories are true"



Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Peter Beinart. (protected Wieselfuck, said it was all Peretz' fault)

(2) Ellen Page - Posts - Brett Ratner
Ellen Page Accuses Brett Ratner of Homophobic Harassment on 'X-Men' Set

Anthony Edwards Accuses Producer Gary Goddard of Molesting Him

This Writer Says Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner Offered Him Work In Exchange For Sex

Lawmaker, lobbyist accuse Rep. Cornish of sexual harassment - StarTribune.com (Republican)

Berklee College let teachers quietly leave after alleged sexual abuse of students. At least one found another teaching job - The Boston Globe


Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women -- "If you're e going to make up an entire false identity, why would you make yourself into a shitty person?"

Minnesota militia group says they're ready for 'civil war' (the 3% will rise up against tanks and bombers)

Eschaton: Keep Fucking That Chicken - Normally people who get 25% of the vote are dismissed as cranks, not featured in a piece about a "divided city." But our local newspaper which thinks rich suburbanites who run the city assigned this piece to somebody.
District Attorney Vote Reveals a Divided City - (Republican) support was concentrated in Northeast Philadelphia, home to many of the city's police officers and firefighters. (keep voting Trump, you idiots) In wards won by Grossman, the population is 72 percent white, as of the 2010 census. In wards won by Krasner, the population is 73 percent minority.


How a wife's suspicions of infidelity diverted an entire flight


A Mass. state trooper says higher-ups doctored arrest report on judge's daughter
Head of State Police retires amid questions about altered arrest report - The Boston Globe
Baker launches investigation into why trooper was ordered to change report on judge's daughter

Duncan woman sentenced for incest in marriage to biological mother | Homepagelatest | tulsaworld.com


1080p HD "Good Morning" - Singin' in the Rain (1952) - YouTube
Flashback Friday: Women Rock "White Rabbit"
Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit Vocals Only - YouTube
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit, Live from Woodstock 1969 [HD] (Lyrics). - YouTube

A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found. : news

ELI5: What are neural networks? Specifically RNNs. : explainlikeimfive
What is a scientific fact that defies common sense, but is 100% factual anyway? : AskReddit

Does the long term use of antidepressants cause any change in brain chemistry or organization? : askscience

Sen. Al Franken torched Amazon, Facebook and Google for using their algorithms to maintain their massive footprints : technology

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Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill To Open Arctic Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling | HuffPost - "This is not a choice between energy and the environment, we are past that" (Alaska is melting, Lisa, but go ahead with your big lie)
5 Times Trump's Pick For Top Environmental Adviser Struggled To Defend Her Climate Denial -- Kathleen Hartnett White -- It was an unusually tongue-tied performance for someone who has been a bombastic critic of climate and environmental science.

Michigan Senate OKs concealed pistol carry in schools, churches (all toddlers must be armed)
After Night of Drinking, F.B.I. Supervisor Wakes to Find a Woman Stole His Gun - The New York Times -- Mr. Manson oversees all terrorism investigations in the Midwest and the Carolinas ... Federal law allows agents to carry concealed weapons while off duty, but not while they are intoxicated.
Obama sits alone in a classroom rewriting his remarks before speaking at the memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Taken 2 days after the shooting on Dec. 12, 2012. : pics (imagine Dumpster doing this)

Trump Is Ceding Global Leadership to China - The New York Times (America Second! or maybe Third! and the Fox zombies believed him)
Trump cooperates with Chinese effort to control image
Trump blames predecessors, not China for unfair trade practices | TheHill

The Promising Crisis in Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg - Purging rivals is often a bad sign. But in this case it may show an impatience to reform.


Eschaton: Just A Little More Time - I almost think the Tories are waiting until their polls hit rock bottom so they can call a snap election and just RUN AWAY. -- The British government has less than a month to make a concession on the Brexit bill in order to guarantee launching trade talks in December, the Guardian understands. Senior officials in Brussels say talks have stalled since Theresa May's Florence speech and warn the EU will find it difficult to agree to trade talks at a December summit unless the prime minister offers more on the Brexit divorce settlement.

White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say - The Washington Post (remember, he's the ICE guy who loves hurting people)

AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

Donald Trump Praises China Over U.S. Trade Deficit | HuffPost - "I give China great credit he said about pursuing one-sided trade deals" (wait, did something change?)
Eschaton: Chi-Coms - Trumpkins must be so confused.
Former Trump advisers buried in legal fees as part of Russia probes - Business Insider
Mueller interviews top White House aide - CNNPolitics - Stephen Miller has been interviewed
russians Offered to 'Send Five Women' to Trump's Moscow Hotel Room ("just like last time, you want the pee-pee action?")
Trump Bodyguard Keith Schiller Testifies Russian Offered Trump Women, Was Turned Down - NBC News

Corker announces Senate hearing to examine Trump's 'authority to use nuclear weapons'

GOP bill would hike taxes on 31 percent of middle-class Americans by 2027, study finds - The Washington Post
Gary Cohn: Trickle-down is good for the economy (don't bother use with reality, our voters don't believe in facts)

Academic at heart of Clinton 'dirt' claim vanishes, leaving trail of questions -- Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese academic suspected of being a link between the Trump campaign and Russian officials ... 'the professor' (Putin recalled, poisoned him?)
Trump, Clinton camps both offered slice of dossier firm's work: sources
He Solved The DNC Hack. Now He's Telling His Story For The First Time -- Less than a year before Marine Corps cyberwarrior Robert Johnston discovered that the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee, he found they had launched a similar attack at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

How Democrats Won Big In The Virginia House -- And Why It Matters | HuffPost
'Carnary in the coal mine': Republicans fear Democratic wins mean more losses to come
Trevor Noah Declares The Real Election Winner: 'Karma' | HuffPost - ncumbents were defeated by the very things they were being dicks about

Eschaton: Talking About My Generation - People really do get more conservative as they age. They think it's becoming more sensible, but they're wrong.

Eschaton: Nazis - Categorizing things as "acceptable" and "unacceptable" racism is a bit gross, because it acknowledges the reality that a lot of racism is acceptable in our woke society, but I long thought that antisemitism was the line that could not be crossed. Somehow everyone has forgotten that Nazis were dedicated to exterminating (yes, exterminating) Jews. Go ahead publish yet another dapper Nazi profile you fucking assholes.

As bigotry backfires nationwide, Fox News hires actual Nazi sympathizer from Trump's White House (the source of all evil)

Newly elected Virginia delegate Danica Roem after getting a congratulatory call from Joe Biden : pics


For elites, politics is driven by ideology. For voters, it's not. Committed liberals and conservatives don't ealize how weird they are.

Ta-Nehisi Coates has an incredibly clear explanation for why white people shouldn't use the n-word -- He said that white people could learn something from not being able to use the word.


Rand Paul and his neighbor haven't talked in years


Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32 - The Washington Post (#truthbomb +she voted for Trump)
Alabama state auditor defends Roy Moore against sexual allegations, invokes Mary and Joseph
GOP Senators Run Away From Accused Child Molester Roy Moore
Roy Moore declines to debate Dem opponent | TheHill
Roy Moore was removed from 1990s divorce case after he barred lesbian from seeing her children unsupervised - CNNPolitics

Louis C.K. Allegedly Masturbated in Front of Multiple Women | TMZ.com
On Rumors - The revelation in Thursday's New York Times that comedian Louis CK acted sexually inappropriate with two women comedians was not a revelation to us here at Jezebel. ... the persistent rumor that CK masturbated in front of non-consenting women comedians. (kind of screams insecurity among other things)
Louis C.K.'s Movie Premiere Canceled in Advance of N.Y. Times Story
Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say - The New York Times
Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say : news - What is the deal with all these incidents going straight into the guy masturbating? ... His name is Louis Szekely, pronounced "CK"
Megathred: 5 women claim sexual misconduct against Louis CK : movies
pmmedenver comments on Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

I was harassed at the New Republic. I spoke up. Nothing happened. - Vox - Leon Wieseltier, the New Republic, and the myth of silence. ("if only you had said something")

Kevin Spacey Is Getting Cut From 'All The Money In The World' | HuffPost - The actor, accused of sexual assaults, is being replaced by Christopher Plummer in last-minute reshoots. (SpaceFuck in flames)
She is the third woman in recent weeks to accuse the Hollywood action star of sexual harassment. (Segal)
Andri Balazs, Celebrity Hotelier, Is Accused of Groping - The New York Times -- Balazs offered to take the group on a tour, leading them to an upstairs room with a view of London accessible by a firehouse-style ladder. Ms. Anka was wearing a burgundy leather dress and was hesitant to climb the ladder, according to witnesses. But Mr. Balazs insisted. As she navigated the steps, these people said, Mr. Balazs slipped a hand under her skirt and grabbed her crotch. (the ladder is a prop in his groper movie +shuuld have kicked him in his pervy face with her heels)
Ed Westwick, 2nd Woman Claims Rape, Actor Disputes Allegations | TMZ.com
Robert Herjavec's Ex-Girlfriend Danielle Vasinova Sues Claiming Repeated Rape (UPDATE) | TMZ.com
LA police investigating Hollywood paedophile ring claims made by Corey Feldman : news
LAPD drops investigation into Corey Feldman's sexual abuse claims

Texas man accused of sexually assaulting 5 foster children took in 180+ girls - "It's not a question about whether there are more, It's just about how many." : news


Fundraiser for Ondina Hawthorne by Liz Murray : Saying Goodbye to Elijah - On November 3rd, 2017, our beloved Elijah was playing peacefully at his pre-k in Harlem, NYC, when he was given a grilled cheese sandwich by an adult at the pre-k, despite them knowing and having documented that he has a severe allergy to dairy. Elijah went into anaphylactic shock and was taken to the Pediatric ER at Harlem Hospital, where, tragically, they were unable to save him. Elijah leaves behind his heartbroken mother, Dina, father, Thomas, and his 5-year-old brother Sebastian, as well as dozens of friends and family members who all mourn the loss of his precious young life. Elijah was three years old.

America's 'Retail Apocalypse' Is Really Just Beginning

Self-driving bus involved in crash less than two hours after Las Vegas launch | Technology | The Guardian - A truck driver is blamed for the accident, but passengers say it could have been avoided if the autonomous vehicle had only reversed

O.J. Simpson Thrown Out of Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel for Belligerence (UPDATE) | TMZ.com


The Science of Resilience | Harvard Graduate School of Education - Why some children can thrive despite adversity

A psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America improves people's general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression, new research suggests. : science - There is no reason not to include in the title that ayahuasca is the substance referred to.

People with mental health issues want to exercise more, and they want their doctors'; help to use physical activity to relieve their anxiety, according to a new study. Physical activity has been shown to be effective in alleviating mild to moderate depression and anxiety

ELI5: What are neural networks? Specifically RNNs. : explainlikeimfive

Previous studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical. But new research by Oxford neuroscientists and philosophers suggests that is not the case, and upbringing and socio-cultural processes play a greater role in religious beliefs. : science

CarMax responds to the ad the guy made for his GF's '96 Accord. Offers $20K
What is your NSFW secret that you are proud of? : AskReddit
What is your NSFW secret you are NOT proud of? : AskReddit
how not to light a fire : funny

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook's "exploiting" human psychology

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Justice Department Says Not So Fast to AT&T's Time Warner Bid


Pompeo is playing with fire at CIA - The Washington Post - The Intercept just broke a pretty big story: CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly met with the purveyor of a disputed theory about the internal Democratic National Committee emails that were released last year -- a theory that runs counter to the intelligence community's own long-standing conclusions about the matter.

Former top Trump official: I forgot about crucial Russia email because it was Father's Day


The 5 worst things Trump has done since the election - The Washington Post



Sorry, But American Democracy Is Still Edging Closer to Disaster -- Wisconsin and the Constitutional Convention - Wisconsin became the 28th state to back a constitutional convention.

Tuesday's elections offer fresh evidence that the ground is shifting beneath GOP

The Daily 202: Anti-Trump backlash fuels a Democratic sweep in Virginia and elections across the country - The Washington Post
Five takeaways from the Virginia governor's race

Democrats erase 32-seat GOP advantage in House; recounts likely to determine control | Virginia Politics | richmond.com -- The tsunami resulted from the electoral earthquake a year ago that put Republican Donald Trump in the White House

Democrats in this state are doing something unusual: Winning their elections - The Washington Post
Danica Roem wins in Virginia, becoming first openly transgender state representative - The Washington Post
Here's A List Of Historic Victories Democrats Had On Election Day | HuffPost - Tuesday was a momentous night.
How a Socialist Beat One of Virginia's Most Powerful Republicans
Collins unseats Mayor Smith; 'progressive ticket' sweeps Helena City Commission
Ohio mayor who left Dem Party to back Trump goes down in humiliating electoral defeat
Woman who ran after Atlantic County Freeholder mocked the Women's March knocks him off the board

Fox News: What election results? Fox News Went 100 Minutes Tuesday Night Without Discussing the Republican Loss in Virginia (you don't need to know stuff outside our lies)

Maine's governor wants to ignore the will of voters. He's not alone

The mystery of the attack on Sen. Rand Paul grows yet again - The Washington Post (+ribcount up to 6)


Corey Haim's rapist named as Charlie Sheen / Boing Boing
Former TV News Anchor Says Kevin Spacey Sexually Assaulted Her Son + CBS Boston
'Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted my son,' former news anchor says : news
Mariah Carey Accused of Sexual Harassment : Music
Terry Crews Files Police Report After Alleging He Was Groped : movies
Testimony: Bill O'Reilly had a contractual provision virtually allowing sexual harassment (the "freedom to rape" clause in his contract)


Cannabis Ad Mocks Over The Top Prescription Drug Commercials : videos


We've Seen the Future of Storytelling, and It's F@#%ing Awesome -- The inaugural Future of StoryTelling Festival in NYC showcased the best in VR, AR, emerging tech, and interactive art. (but where's the story?)
'Unboxing' this year's hot toy: The LOL Surprise

TIL: A human head transplant is planned to happen in China in the next few months. The main method is freezing the head before re-attaching it to an entirely new body. : todayilearned

'Incel': Reddit bans misogynist men's group blaming women for their celibacy : news (INvoluntary CELibacy because women are sex objects withholding sex from entitled ugly bad men)

orbit had contact with Russians during campaign and transition

The guy who asked Spez why T_D hasn't been banned yet is still adding examples of posts that violate reddit's policy regarding violent content. Many, even from a week ago, are still not removed. : bestof

Sorry, Comcast: Voters say "yes" to city-run broadband in Colorado

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Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed - The New York Times (Doofus Dotard-in-Chief and insane Republican Death Caucus stand alone, defending the world from facts)

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times (rhymes with "nuns" but ignoring the fact involves evil stupidity )
Dem walks out of moment of silence for Texas shooting: 'I can't do this again' (Refucks call him disrespectful to their meaningless empty gesture)
The Military Is Reporting Almost No Domestic Abusers to the Main Gun Background Check Database (hey, we're the military, we ignore this stuff)
After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem | TheHill
Trump: Gun Control Would Have Left 'Hundreds More Dead' In Texas Church | HuffPost
These 11 graphics show the problem of gun violence in America - The Boston Globe


North Korea nuclear tests are 'leading to deformed babies and turning province into wasteland' : news



Eschaton: Brexit Madness - They have no clue about the rest of it, which is actually the hard stuff. The clock is ticking and in March 2019 everything is going to break and most of the people in the UK are going to have no clue why. And most of the people in the EU won't give a shit, because why should they? (there are consequences to putting very stupid people in power)


Facebook's fake news experiment backfires - BBC News - A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users. (simple solutions for complex problems)

CIA Director Met Advocate of Disputed DNC Hack Theory -- At Trump's Request (backwater KS 2010 teaparty congressman is your head of intelligence)

Offshore cash helped fund Steve Bannon's attacks on Hillary Clinton | News | The Guardian -- Robert Mercer, whose spending assisted Donald Trump's election win, used tax haven of Bermuda to avoid US taxes
The Case of Wilbur Ross' Phantom $2 Billion (yes, the face)

Michael Caputo will do what it takes to make sure his Wikipedia page doesn't call him a stooge for Putin (Trump is knee neck-deep< in Russians

Carter Page's testimony is filled with bombshells -- and supports key portions of the Steele dossier
Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Top Trump Campaign Officials - NBC News
Trump Truly Attracts the Best Talent, Carter Page Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Dusty on Twitter: "The Carter Page transcript is out https://t.co/uaMRiCvjBr https://t.co/keuoyrZTWT"
Stephanie Carvin on Twitter: ""the most unwarranted abuse of power that I and most Americans have witnessed in any election throughout our lifetimes". *kisses fingers* https://t.co/QtKGx5LLFj"
Stephanie Carvin on Twitter: "OH MY GOD THERE IS A CLINTON/OBAMA REGIME CHART. https://t.co/PXKM2xjxgN"

House Drops Motherlode of Russian Propaganda - House Democrats released a trove of data, metadata, Facebook ads, and Twitter accounts run out of the Kremlin's troll farm


Matt Fuller on Twitter: "A bunch of House Freedom Caucus members are on the floor rn asking for a special counsel to investigate the Obama administration."

There'S a Serious Hole in Donna Brazile's New Book The former DNC chair says Clinton had veto power over staff. But that wasn't the case (and we see the hand of Debbie Wasserdoodle-Schultz, fucking everything up, thanks Barry! ... it's almost like he didn't want a competent DNC)
HILLARY RIGGED THE PRIMARIES - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Democrats sweep in Virginia, New Jersey - CNNPolitics
Ralph Northam has won the election, according to A.P.
Suck It Racists - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ed Gillespie can die in a fire. ... Once again, Robert E. Lee turns out to be a loser.
concern about health care boost Northam, corruption a top issue for NJ voters: exit polls
Laura Bassett on Twitter: "The man who wrote the anti-trans bathroom bill just lost the election to a trans woman. Let that sink in. https://t.co/KFEZXSYvMy"
Transgender Virginia candidate could make history and other races to watch - ABC News
What's really at stake in Tuesday's elections -- Neglected races in New Jersey, Washington, and Maine have huge implications.

Kindly Uncle Shelby - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's not news that Shelby Fopote, who dominated Ken Burn's The Civil War, was a straightforward apologist for the Confederacy:
Civil War Author, Historian Is Buried - latimes - In brief rites, Shelby Foote is interred at the same historic Memphis cemetery where more than 1,000 soldiers from the conflict now lie.

The Democrats Have an Even Worse White Working Class Problem Than We Thought - why we were all so shocked last Election Night: a heavily Republican demographic was dramatically undercounted. -- The exit polls, they found, dramatically understated the percent of the total vote cast by non-college whites -- the category that best correlates to the famous white working class. ... College-educated whites were in fact just 29 percent of the total vote, and non-college whites were a whopping 45 percent of the vote.


Omarosa's West Wing bridal adventure highlights broader dysfunction (it's all a reality show until it isn't)

Keith Olbermann's chilling Prophecy from 7 years ago : videos -- "There are quite a few Trump supporters /Russian bots here. Almost as bad as Twitter these days."

Trump bodyguard would go to McDonald's when WH chef couldn't get burger just right: report

GOP Rep. LoBiondo to retire | TheHill - GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection in 2018, and pointed to increased political polarization as a reason.

Jeff Sessions' DOJ Drops Prosecution Of Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions | HuffPost (one of the most laughable non-humans in Trump's circus)


States that expanded Medicaid had greater political participation (measured in terms of voter registration and turnout). This is consistent with the theory that social policy programs increase political engagement. : science (no wonder Refucks hate it)

In ' In 'Trump Counties,' More Say U.S. Is Worse Off Than Better Off (direct result of their stupid voting, hello Maine)

Poll: Views of Democratic Party hit lowest mark in 25 years - CNNPolitics (thanks, Barry)

Senator Menendez Juror Asks Trial Judge: 'What is a Senator?" (and how do they work?)

Forbes says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied about being a billionaire : news


Disney Ends Ban on Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash - The New York Times -- Disney has a history of taking punitive action against news organizations and analysts when they publish articles or analysis that it deems unfair. (fuckers had to back down)
Disney Ends Ban on Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash : movies

Report Details Weinstein's Covert Attempt to Halt Publication of Accusations
Eschaton: Wonder What He's Thinking Now - Not that I care, really, but Harvey spent lot of money and effort to destroy people so that he could continue raping.
Manhattan DA to seek Weinstein indictment as early as next week | Page Six (lock up the dirty mogul fucker)
A Harvey Weinstein rape trial would be grueling for both sides, experts say - The Boston Globe
Harvey Weinstein Hired Private Investigators To Bury Allegations: Report | HuffPost - The New Yorker says actress Rose McGowan was particularly targeted in attempts to gather information to silence accusations.
Rose McGowan Blasts Alec Baldwin As 'Baby Man' And 'Scum Bucket' In Weinstein Feud | HuffPost
Alec Baldwin Melts Down on Twitter After Weinstein Comments, Blocks Asia Argento
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Bans Harvey Weinstein For Life | HuffPost - The group is the latest to disassociate itself from the disgraced producer.
Weinstein had private investigators including ex-Mossad agents follow actresses and journalists. : television
Jessica Chastain on Calling Out Bryan Singer: 'I'm Going to Speak My Mind" (another huge pervy assaulter)
Another not-so-subtle Seth MacFarlane hint about Kevin Spacey in a 2009 American Dad! episode "Daddy Queerest" : videos
Kevin Spacey Cut From Carol Burnett Show 50th Avviversay Special
Hulu's Difficult People has been calling out Kevin Spacey for the past three years. : videos
(2) Kristina Cohen - The last month has been incredibly difficult.... (Ed Westwick and an unnamed "producer")
LAPD Investigating Rape Allegations Against 'Gossip Girl' Actor Ed Westwick : television
Actress Kristina Cohen Says 'Gossip Girl' Star Ed Westwick Raped Her (UPDATE) | HuffPost

Women Expose The Secret Sexual Predators Inside Texas Politics

Congresswoman tolerated abusive behavior by top aide, female ex-staffers say - POLITICO - Rep. Brenda Lawrence authored legislation to curb sexual harassment. But several former aides say they were harassed by her chief of staff. -- Michigan Democrat


What Am I Seeing? by John Holbo (YouTube Kids)
Youtube Kids spammers rack up billions of views on disturbing, violent, seemingly algorithmic videos / Boing Boing
Something is wrong on the internet
This is the company behind the nightmarish phone cases on Amazon
The Dark Side of YouTube Kids Cartoons - YouTube
BURIED ALIVE Outdoor Playground Finger Family Song Nursery Rhymes Animation Education Learning Video - YouTube

Roy Halladay, killed by the hubris of the wealthy to believe they can handle flying machines they cannot handle. One of the 2 or 3 greatest pitchers of the 21st century.


If someone was to cover their eyes for a year straight without seeing any light, would it just be really bright when they take it off then slowly adjust back to normal or would it have a permanent affect on the persons vision? : askscience

Motrin, Tylenol combination as effective as opioids for acute extremity pain in the ER, study suggests : science

Scientists Develop Drug That Can 'Melt Away' Harmful Fat: '..researchers from the University of Aberdeen think that one dose of a new drug Trodusquemine could completely reverse the effects of Atherosclerosis, the build-up of fatty plaque in the arteries.' : technology


Elizabeth Smart, Abduction Survivor and Advocate, Ask Me Anything -- three things parents need to do


What is the most brutal, emotionally destructive insult you know? : AskReddit
Sleepwalkers of Reddit, what is the strangest thing you've done whilst sleepwalking? [Serious] : AskReddit

[Serious] Think hard, what's the biggest mistake of your life? : AskReddit
'He would rather have a dead son than a gay son': Former foster mom speaks about shooting : news

Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry. I
Now You Can Send 280-Character Tweets

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26 teenage girls found dead at sea - CNN - Italian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of death of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday.

Texas shooting: Hero tackled gunman as he left the church | Daily Mail Online
About Half the Victims of Texas Church Shooting Were Children - NBC News
Texas massacre followed 'domestic situation' in volving gunman's family; his mother-in-law had attended the church
Air Force Failed To Enter Church Shooter's Domestic Violence Record In U.S. Database | HuffPost - As a convicted abuser, Devin Kelley was not legally allowed to purchase firearms. He fell through the cracks.
Sutherland Springs church shooting: An unlikely hero describes the gun battle and 95 mph chase with suspect - The Washington Post
Woman says boyfriend chased Sutherland Springs church shooting... - Johnnie Langendorff told girlfriend he saw gunman, gave chase
Texas Church Shooting Followed 'Domestic Situation' With Gunman | HuffPost - The suspect had a history of domestic violence, like many mass shooters before him.
Witness describes chasing down Texas shooting suspect : news
Man who shot Texas church gunman shares his story
Here Is The Misinformation Going Around About The Texas Church Shooting
Who is Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman officials say killed churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Tex.? - The Washington Post -- Kelley, a former U.S. Air Force airman, had a string of legal troubles beginning at least in 2012. That year, he was court-martialed and sentenced to a year in military prison for assaulting his wife and child, (neck-beard alt-right gun-nut wife-and-pet abuser) Officials described the shooter's weapon as a Ruger AR-556, an assault-style rifle similar to those used by the military. (don't call it an "assault rifle")
'Creepy, crazy and weird' -- Texas church shooter Devin Kelley was an 'outcast' | Daily Mail Online
Texas shooting: Death sweeps across 3 generations of a single family gathered at church - The Washington Post
5 Year Old Shot 5 Times - Survives Massacre : news
After Texas Massacre, The State's Attorney General Calls For More Guns At Church | HuffPost
A Pastor's Daughter, A 5-Year-Old Boy. These Are The Victims Of The Texas Shooting | HuffPost
Trump Says Deadly Texas Shooting Isn't A Guns Issue, It's A Mental Health Problem | HuffPost - "This is a mental health problem at the highest level" (the biglyest level)

When Texas Parishioners Were Murdered, God Was Answering Prayers (the Federalist's mind is twisted beyond repair: God killed them because they deserved it)

Saudis accuse Iran of possible 'act of war' as regional tensions rise (Trump is just getting started on his multi-war regime)

Fishy business: Trump and Abe dump fish food into precious koi pond | US news | The Guardian (Dumpster dumps his fish food)
Samurai - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump tells Japanese dignitaries he never knew there were 'so many countries' until he was elected (retard dotard)

What are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us? | News | The Guardian - The leak of 13.4m documents shows the scale of the offshore empire and involves everyone from the Queen to Facebook (Facecrook's finger in every crooked pie, motto is "Do even more evil")
Reaction around the world to release of Paradise Papers
Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite's hidden wealth | News | The Guardian - Files from offshore law firm show financial dealings of the Queen, big multinationals and members of Donald Trump's cabinet
Paradise Papers: Theresa May refuses to promise register of offshore trusts | Politics | The Guardian - PM says measures already creating more transparency, as Jeremy Corbyn appears to suggest the Queen should apologise
Revealed: Justin Trudeau's close adviser helped move huge sums offshore | News | The Guardian - Stephen Bronfman, who played key role in Canadian PM's rise, was involved in complex offshore web, leaked papers show
Bono Among Figures Named in Leak of Tax-Haven Documents : news
Bernie Sanders warns of 'international oligarchy' after Paradise Papers leak | News | The Guardian
First the Panama Papers, now the Paradise Papers : AdviceAnimals
Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed - BBC News

Second Saudi prince Abdul Aziz confirmed dead : news
Second Saudi prince dead in 24 hours? : World, News - India Today - Twitter is abuzz with the reports of death of yet another Saudi prince. Prince Abdul Aziz, 44, was the youngest son of King Fahd

Saudi Arabia says Lebanon has declared war on it - were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil
Saudi Arabia says Lebanon has declared war on it : news

Charlie Hebdo receives death threats over cartoon about Islamic scholar who faces rape allegations : news
xsy

U.K. regulator says Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson breached impartiality rules - Nov. 6, 2017
Fox News broke UK broadcasting rules - Two Fox News broadcasts in the UK have been found in breach of Ofcom rules over impartiality. : television


probe expands to ensnare more than 60 admirals (out of 210, curtesy of your totally corrupt military but otherwise, they're heros) and hundreds of other U.S. Navy officers under scrutiny for their contacts with a defense contractor in Asia who systematically bribed sailors with sex, liquor and other temptations, according to the Navy.

Perhaps the Most Depressing Site in America - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Rick Gates, once the man 'in the corner' is now a central figure in Mueller investigation
Trump Jr. Hinted at Review of Anti-Russia Law, Moscow Lawyer Says - Bloomberg (Dimbulb Jr.)


Post-ABC poll: Voters favor Democrats over Republicans in 2018 House midterms by widest margin in years - The Washington Post (if they vote, impeachment)


Trumpadamus: how the president's tweets have predicted his own future | US news | The Guardian - Long before he led the country, the real estate mogul warned of a "moron' in power (projection is what they do)

Three (almost) inexplicable parts of the Republican tax plan - The Washington Post - By Lawrence H. Summers (huge deficits now a good thing because Republicans)

Eschaton: Genius, Forged in the Fires of Genius, By A Genius - Paul Ryan "the wonk's wonk" narrative will never die ... Thanks Ezra Klein.

She flipped off President Trump -- and got fired from her government contracting job (no free speech for you and riding your bicycle is being "on social media" but wait, it gets even better) "You're a fucking Libtard asshole" the director injected, using his profile that clearly and repeatedly identifies himself as an employee of the firm.
Biker Flipping Off Trump Motorcade Gets Fired
Election Day 2016 Oral History - What Really Happened on Election Day

Most Americans think Trump is biased against women or black people - The Washington Post

Students protest Virginia Tech instructor in debate over white supremacy - The Washington Post (racisim is fine)

On eve of Election Day, new poll shows Northam leads Gillespie by 6 points - Northam leads Gillespie by six points, 51 percent to 45 percent.
Monmouth University - The campaign for governor of Virginia remains up for grabs, with Democrat Ralph Northam up a negligible two points against Republican Ed Gillespie.
Democratic drama on eve of Virginia governor's race race foreshadows problems for the party in 2018

The New Front in the Republican Battle Against Civil Rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The arguments made against the application of civil rights law to Masterpiece Cakeshop will be portrayed as narrow and modest, but should the Supreme Court decide in their favor it would not be so easy to cabin them: (meanwhile, in fuckyou land)

Sen. Rand Paul's injuries far more severe than initially thought (still doesn't add up)
Rand Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs : news

Bannon Protigie Gets a New Job in the White House -- and It's Not Gong Well (Breitbart wars)

Tim Burke says "Enough"
Enough | Easily Distracted - If America is not great, it is not for a lack of attention to our sensitive right-wing snowflakes.

American woman wins NYC Marathon for 1st time in 40 years - "Fuck Yes!" : gifs
An American Woman Just Won the NYC Marathon for the First Time Since 1977 : news


Hollywood power players who are accused of sexual assault, harassment
Harvey Weinstein's Army of Spies -- The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists. -- Ronan Farrow -- In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations. (he saw it coming)


TIL that Earth's moon is more than twenty times as massive as the entire contents of the asteroid belt. : todayilearned


I'm Elizabeth Smart, Abduction Survivor and Advocate, Ask Me Anything


If Jesus were alive and walking the earth today, what do you think would disappoint him most? : AskReddit

Cody's Lab, a Popular YouTube Science Channel, Has Been Suspended of Uploading for Two Weeks : videos

What was nothing like you expected? : AskReddit
Redditors who gave your S.O a second chance after they cheated, why did you forgive them and have you learned to fully trust them again? How is your relationship now?

Comcast's Xfinity internet service is reportedly down across the US : technology
San Francisco just took a huge step towards internet utopia, becoming the first major city to pledge to connect all homes and businesses to a fiber optic network : technology (coulda been you, People's Republic of Comcast)
Redditor discovers that UFC is secretly using its streaming service to mine cryptocurrency on its users' computers : bestof

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Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than scientists initially predicted: Study shows salinity in snow cover affects accuracy of satellite readings on Arctic sea ice thickness : science
Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change | Science | The Guardian - Republican-controlled Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe

Devin Patrick Kelley ID'd as Sutherland Springs Church Killer -- Kelley, 26, was a resident of New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio (very weird white lone wolf non-terrorist mass killer
Texas church shooting leaves many dead - BBC News - The details are kind of sketchy but what I know right now, what they're telling me, like 27 deceased and over 20, 25 injured (basically everyone got shot, will it be an "act of terror?" no)
Witnesses: Several people shot at church in Sutherland Springs : news
No way to prevent this - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Someone check with Howard Kurtz for how long we have to wait before it's OK to "politicize" this one

Red Cross: $6 million for Ebola fight stolen through fraud : news ... "Oh look. The Red Cross sucks again. Quit giving money to this mess." (international criminal cartel)

Trump said 'samurai' Japan should have shot down overflying North Korean missiles
Eschaton: Well Then - Ok -- The U.S. president said he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down the missiles, the sources said.
Securing North Korean nuclear sites would require a ground invasion, Pentagon says - The Washington Post
Pentagon gives dire assessment of ground war with North Korea : news

What Happened in Saudi Arabia Last Night -- And How Washington Corruption Enabled It -- The UAE and Saudi Arabia would pump millions into Washington's political ecosystem while mouthing a belief in "reform" and Washington would pretend to believe that they meant it. (Trumpster)
The Saudi crown prince just made a very risky power play - The Washington Post ... ... It was probably no accident that last month, Jared Kushner, Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, made a personal visit to Riyadh. The two princes are said to have stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. several nights, swapping stories and planning strategy. (broprinces)

Who stole Burma's royal ruby? (the Brits)


Journalists also have a "duty to warn": Are we starting to do our jobs? -- Media's obsession with "balance" and addiction to spectacle led to disaster. Can we get back to real reporting now?
Donald Trump makes the world more dangerous -- what do we do about it? Mental health professionals have now warned us: This man should not be president, and we're all to blame that he is

Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation - NBC News

A year after his surprise election, 65 percent say Trump's acheived little -- Yet for all his shortcomings, Trump runs a dead heat with Hillary Clinton among 2016 voters in a hypothetical rematch in this ABC News/Washington Post poll, underscoring Clinton's own enfuring unpopularity (they hate him but would still vote for him)
Trump's approval rating remains historically low and confidence has declined - The Washington Post (35% say he has accomplished a bigly amount)
Poll: Trump's performance lags behind even tepid public expectations (37%)

Commerce Secretary's Offshore Ties to Putin 'Cronies' - Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, retained investments in a shipping -- firm with business ties to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin's inner cirle (of coure he does)
Paradise Papers: Leaks Show Wilbur Ross Hid Ties to Putin Cronies - NBC News
At least nine people in Trump's orbit had contact with Russians during campaign and transition
Trump commerce secretary's business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files | News | The Guardian (they are all Russian plants and spies)
Paradise Papers Exposes Donald Trump-Russia links and Piggy Banks of the Wealthiest 1 Percent - ICIJ - A new leak of confidential records reveals the financial hideaways of iconic brands and power brokers across the political spectrum. -- In all, the offshore ties of more than a dozen Trump advisers, Cabinet members and major donors appear in the leaked data. ... The leaks were obtained by German newspaper S|ddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a network of more than 380 journalists in 67 countries.

Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate | News | The Guardian (Zuckbergsky and Facecrook)
Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire's Twitter and Facebook Investments -- Leaked files show that a state-controlled bank in Moscow helped to fuel Yuri Milner's ascent in Silicon Valley, where the Russia investigation has put tech companies under scrutiny. (Barry and the IC fucked this up bigtime)

The wealthy men in Trump's inner circle with links to tax havens | News | The Guardian -- The president promised to bring trillions of dollars back to the US, but many around him are no strangers to the offshore world
Trump claims credit for stock market's success: 'I've always been great with money'

I would gladly supply the piano wire and machetes for the H.W.-Dubya vs. DOPUS death match - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Open Letter From Hillary For America 2016 Team
Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That are False

An Embattled North Carolina Seeks to Outrun a Law's Bitter Legacy ("a Law" not "crazy-ass bigoted Republicans")
Hullabaloo - Disquiet on the western North Carolina front -- Democrats must have been asleep at the wheel when the Republicans took this gerrymandering to a whole new level (block by fucking block)

Eschaton: There Are No Referees - There's a little race for governor in Virginia, and human-weasel manimal Ed Gillespie is going full metal racist in his ads. Dems always think that "the media" is somehow the preventive measure for this stuff, that when Republicans "go there" the wise old white men of the editorial pages will write sternly worded editorials denouncing them and it will backfire. It doesn't work that way. Those old white men of the editorial pages are often pretty racist themselves, even if they are offended by "the tone." More than that, they just don't have the power and influence they once did.
Eschaton: I Think More Criticism Is Better - There seems to be a "don't criticize the Democrats" rule these days (no I am not talking about Brazile). But, really, someone needs to criticize before they spend your campaign donations on this shit. (Northam running stupid Hillary-type ads)

Poised for West Coast Dominance, Democrats Eye Grand Agenda - The New York Times ("a blue wall")

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs - ABC News - the broken ribs include three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries. The severe pain can last for weeks or months.-- Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher on Saturday and charged him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. (something doesn't add up there)
Eschaton: Sunday Night - Will we ever find out the truth about Ribgate? There must have been a second puncher...
Eschaton: Will We Ever Find Out What Happened Here - Pretty sure if I beat the crap out of Rand Paul and broke 5 of his ribs (not planning to!!!) I'd be facing some heavier charges.

Jimmy Fallon's mother dies in NYC hospital. : television - Are you kidding? TMZ followed him to the hospital? That's so fucked up. Give the man some space. Jeez.

Uma Thurman Has Been Waiting 'tro Feel Less Angry' When It Comes to Discussing Sexual Harassment and Assault in Hollywood
Interview: Uma Thurman - Rolling Stone - Inspiring lust in audiences, Sylvester Stallone and gossip columnists alike, the starlet tries to cope with all the attention while keeping her sense of self (1989)

Actor Harry Dreyfuss says Kevin Spacey groped him when he was 18 : news (lock up Mr. Grab-them-by-the-Weiner)
Kevin Spacey Hollywood Douchebag 2009 Award : videos (there's rules for you, and rules for "aggressive prick" KSpace the Douche)
Kevin Spacey's reputation... : funny

From coat check to kitchen, Boston restaurants are rife with sexual harassment - The Boston Globe ("kitchen culture")

America Has a Policing Problem, Part Infinity - Lawyers, Guns & Money (corrupt racist fuckers but not all cops)

I thought we had years to save my sister from addiction. It was already too late. - The Washington Post

Polygamous sect slowly losing control over remote Utah town : news
Polygamous sect slowly losing control over remote Utah town | Fox News - At the heart of the split is Jeffs, who has been jailed in Utah or Texas continually since 2006. .. Norma Richter, a 50-year-old mother of 13 kids ...

Iowa mom, 18, charged after 2-year-old twins found naked outside near highway | Fox News
Nebraska man sentenced to prison for four years after sending strippers to his neighbor's house ... (oh, and the child porn)
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CDC scientists pursue deadly monkeypox virus in Africa - The Washington Post
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Who's afraid of the A.I. wolf? Some futurists look at artificial intelligence and see the end times. Those immersed in the field say it's unlikely (confuses "intelligence" and "awareness" but who knows what "awareness" is?)

Most scientists now reject the idea that the first Americans came by land -- Researchers embrace the kelp highway hypothesis in "a dramatic intellectual turnabouot."

A new study has found that when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the kids have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also have less depression. : science
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber


'Magic mushrooms' legalization effort clears first hurdle in CA : news



Best way to play B flat major scales? (fingering) : musictheory

An Extremely Convincing WhatsApp Fake Was Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times From Google Play : technology

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U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials - The New York Times
A Climate Science Report That Changes Minds? Don't Bet on It
Climate change: US report at odds with some in Trump team - BBC News (so, is it a Chinese hoax, or not?)
A Deceptive New Report on Climate - WSJ - True, the U.S. has had more heat waves in recent years -- but no more than a century ago. (WSJ, denying climate change and destroying humanity for 40 years)
The Future's So Hot, We'll Have to Move Inland
The Earth's ozone hole is shrinking and is the smallest it has been since 1988 (environmental regulation helping to save the planet)

Massachusetts Just Banned Bump Stocks : news

In the latest JFK files: The FBI's ugly analysis on Martin Luther King Jr., filled with falsehoods (they've always been this way +Hoover was nuts)
TIL That JFK had a younger sister, Rosemary, who received a lobotomy which made her unable to walk or speak. This was his and his brother's main motivation for all they did for individuals with special needs. : todayilearned
JFK assassination files: Oswald meets KGB officer at Soviet embassy in Mexico City : news

Fallen soldier may have been kidnapped by ISIS before death | Miami Herald
US special forces 'fought Niger ambush alone after local troops fled' -- Serving and retired officers say soldiers also tried to convince French jets to engage in incident in which four Green Berets died

Experts Urge Trump: 'Stick To The Script' In Asia, Don't Provoke North Korea | HuffPost -- rumpian rhetoric to "totally destroy" North Korea is not helpful at a time when, alarmingly, the likelihood of all-out war on the Korean Peninsula has moved from remotely possible to almost palpable (it's come to this, big bully toddler can't keep his mouth shut)

Egyptian TV presenter jailed for pregnancy out of wedlock remarks | World news | The Guardian ... 'outraging public decency' by discussing the possibility of a woman becoming a single mother on her show (meanwhile in deeply partriarchal Muslimville)

Mimicking Apartheid-era tactics, South African tax and security agencies are trying to ban Jacques Pauw's new book, "The President's Keepers", which exposes (just some of) South African president Jacob Zuma's corruption : books

Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, regarding her decision to request judicial authorisation to commence an investigation into the Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Waleed bin Talal - The New York Times

An American was just jailed in Zimbabwe for mean tweets about Mugabe - The Washington Post -- A U.S. citizen was charged with attempting to overthrow the Zimbabwean government via Twitter ... "a sick and selfish man"



U/Deggit thoughtfully describes what he coins the "Mar-a-Lago-ization" of the US Federal government under the Trump Administration : bestof

Facebook admits to nearly as many fake or clone accounts as the U.S. population : technology (Zuckerfuck says Facecrook had no idea)
Russian Trolls Didn't Need To Infiltrate The American Media, Because We Let Them In | HuffPost - We found more than 40 examples of Russian accounts easily weaseling their way into all sorts of news organizations -- including our own

Protected status no longer justified for Central Americans and Haitians in U.S., State Dept. says - The Washington Post -- More than 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians living in the United States under a form of temporary permission no longer need to be shielded from deportation,

Totalitarian ideologies never die. Not even in America. - The Washington Post - Nothing is ever over. No historic trauma is ever resolved. No historic villain is ever buried, and no historic lessons are permanently learned. Everything and everyone can be revived, and anything can be unlearned

Government Releases 10-Year-Old Rosa Maria Hernandez After ACLU Files Lawsuit | American Civil Liberties Union - alone and without her parents. They had no warrant. Rosa Maria had never been separated from her parents, and her medical condition requires constant attention. (the cold ICEy heart of Trumpter)

An exploration of Donald Trump's allegations of massive voter fraud in the 2016 General Election - ScienceDirect (a "very beautiful," "extraordinary" "bigly" fat lie but Kobach will screw you anyway)

Trump's year of anger, disruption and scandal (good job, white people)

Eschaton: Insane In The Membrane - Ruh-Roh. -- Authorities in Cyprus handed over bank and company records to U.S. investigators late last week related to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, just before they were indicted in the U.S., according to people familiar with the probe.

latest impeachable actions -- There is no president in modern memory who has repeatedly and directly called on the Justice Department to investigate a political opponent in such a manner.

AP finds hackers hijacked at least 195 Trump web addresses - ABC News

Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian Officials in 2016 - The New York Times - Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, met Russian government officials during a July 2016 trip he took to Moscow

Papadopoulos Repeatedly Represented Trump Campaign, Record Shows - NBC News

The Sleazy Case Against Mueller's Probe

Sam Clovis May Enter the Mueller Investigation - Sam Clovis bit off more than he can chew ... Sam already has had one chat with a federal grand jury and almost certainly will be called back for a repeat performance. He should have stayed in Sioux City. Life was good there.

Mueller braces for challenges to his authority - POLITICO - The special counsel has won some early court victories in the Russia investigation, but with charges filed defense attorneys and others are lining up to rein in the probe.
McConnell: No need to pass bills to protect Mueller - POLITICO - The Senate majority leader also expressed skepticism of legislation requiring social media companies to disclose the buyers of political ads. (Russian plant)


Both Bush Presidents Worry Trump Is Blowing Up the G.O.P. - The New York Times (remember W "destroying the Republican brand and getting a black guy elected? Didn't think so)


Lock her up! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I'd like to hear Elizabeth Warren's explanation for why she decided to give buteventheliberal credibility to the latest fake Clinton scandal.
The Democratic Party Is Finding a Way to F*ck This Up - will go to my grave convinced that the 2016 Democratic primary process was the single most depressing political event I ever witnessed.
2016 is the election that will never end - The Washington Post -- Briefly put, the exit polls radically overestimated the share of white college-educated voters and radically underestimated the share of white non-college-educated voters ... whites with college educations accounted for 29 percent of the electorate while whites without college educations made up 45 percent
Donna Brazile: I considered replacing Clinton with Biden as 2016 Democratic nominee - The Washington Post ... after Hillary's fainting spells ... campaign was "anemic" and had taken on "the odor of failure."
Okey dokey - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There are two possibilities: this is unmitigated bullshit, fabricated to sell books, or it's actually true, or at least somewhat true. I don't know which is more disturbing.

Trump opened the floodgates. Now Democratic women are running for office in record numbers - CNNPolitics

The far-right thinks a violent antifa overthrow is coming Nov. 4, but the truth is far stranger (the left has it's old communist parasites, but the right is insane)


Rick Perry's Strange Sex Story -- Whenever the word "oil" is mentioned, Perry responds like a dog on the scent of a hamburger. So no surprise there. We wouldn't even have noticed he was gone, except for the part where he suggested that fossil fuels would protect women from sexual assault. "But also from the standpoint of sexual assault, When the lights are on, where you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts. So from the standpoint of how you really affect people's lives, fossil fuel is going to play a role in that. (all Republicans have sexual assault on t he brain)


Oklahoma Just Repealed a Law That Outlawed the Seduction of 'Unmarried Females'

Eschaton: Heckuva Job, Harvard - Most supposedly "liberal" institutions aren't (hi New York Times!) and liberals should understand that.
The Secret Harvard Fellowship of Sean Spicer | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson - During his time on campus, Spicer had closed-door forums with select faculty and fellows, spoke in a few chosen classes, and attended invite-only meals with selected groups of students. In total, 11 events over three days, all off the record, none open to the general student body or public. Not a single word Sean Spicer spoke during his Visiting Fellowship at Harvard was on the record, nor could a single word could be heard without an explicit invite. (and he lied all the time)

This Right-Wing Sugar Daddy Doesn't Get Nearly Enough Attention -- Introducing Joe Ricketts. (really evil people rigged the system and took all the money and don't want you to have any and we're screwed)
News workers unionized. Days later, they were jobless. Was it payback? | US news | The Guardian - Joe Ricketts, the billionaire owner who last week shuttered news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist, says his decision was purely economic. The union disagrees.
With The Shuttering Of Gothamist And DNAinfo, We All Lose | HuffPost - Two cornerstones of local New York news just disappeared. Meanwhile, on-the-ground reporting is more necessary than ever. (we need an anti-capitalist-asshole act)

One Killed, Several Wounded In Party Bus Shooting In Downtown Santa Monica + CBS Los Angeles - A woman was killed and three others were wounded when shots were fired from one party bus to another in downtown Santa Monica overnight Friday.

Producers Consider Killing Off Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood
A Pattern Of Abuse: How Kevin Spacey Used The Closet To Silence His Victims - Three new accusers shed light on the Oscar winner's history of abuse ... Being closeted has ... enabled him to use this privacy claim as a shield" (the pedo is strong)
Netflix Is Cutting Ties With Kevin Spacey After Sexual Misconduct Allegations - The streaming service issued an ultimatum Friday night, saying it will no longer be involved with House of Cards if the series includes Spacey.
House of Cards: Netflix said it would hold talks with the producers to see if production, which was suspended this week, could resume without Spacey. : television
Netflix Officially Severs Ties With Kevin Spacey -- Gore Vidal Biopic Has Been Cancelled (Spacefuck is done)
Netflix Officially Severs Ties With Kevin Spacey : television -- Wow, it only took about a week for his entire career to implode ... "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." -- Warren Buffett

Former 'Male Feminist' Columnist Faces Multiple Allegations of Assault -- Michael Hafford, a former freelance columnist for Broadly and freelance writer for outlets like Refinery29, Rolling Stone, T Magazine and more -- "these bruises came from the same guy who physically forced me to do cocaine during sex" ... "This is the same guy who choked me at the foot of his stairs until I passed out and then repeatedly punched me in the face" ... Hafford punched her repeatedly, put cocaine in her vagina, and attempted to have anal sex with her without consent

WME's Adam Venit on Leave Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations Involving Actor Terry Crews

Netflix Moving Forward With Danny Masterson's 'The Ranch,' Despite Multiple Rape Accusations : television -- So what Netflix is saying is that Kevin Spacey is too rapey for their streaming service because he's not a Scientologist?
Leah Remini and Mike Rinder interviewed 3 of Danny Masterson's alleged victims for 'Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath'

Stop Sexualizing Kids, And Yes That Includes Finn Wolfhard : television

Kedarie Johnson murder trial: Jury reaches 'guilty' verdict - The jury found Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Kedarie, who was found dead in an alley with two bullet holes in his chest around 11:30 p.m. March 2, 2016. -- Kedarie had been gagged, his head covered by a garbage bag and his body doused in bleach.

'We met on OkCupid and live in a tent': homeless couples tell their love stories | US news | The Guardian

What significant differences are there between humans of 12,000 years ago, 6000 years ago, and today? : askscience

What significant differences are there between humans of 12,000 years ago, 6000 years ago, and today? : askscience

Harvard study shows how intermittent fasting and manipulating mitochondrial networks may increase lifespan : science

In autism, too many brain connections may be at root of condition. A defective gene linked to autism influences how neurons connect and communicate with each other in the brain. Rodents that lack the gene form too many connections between brain neurons and have difficulty learning. : science

"Where are you right now?" "Work" "Then why the f do I see you on TV" : funny
10 per cent of Americans believe the chemtrails conspiracy theory is 'completely true. The conspiracy theory is the idea that airliners are deliberately spraying a mixture of toxic chemicals into the atmosphere, with undisclosed goals that may have to do with weather modification or mind control. : science (35% believe 'pizzagate')
Do you believe it is true that the government has a secret program that uses airplanes to put harmful chemicals into the air (often called "chemtrails")? (only 34% said "completely false" - we're screwed by idiots)


Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen and Risk of ADHD | Articles | Pediatrics - Acetaminophen use for fever and infections for 22 to 28 days was associated with ADHD (HR = 6.15; 95% CI 1.71 22.05). Paternal and maternal use of acetaminophen were similarly associated with ADHD.

TIL that China killed off two AI chatbots after they start criticising communism and praising the US : todayilearned

Divorced men and women of reddit, what was the final straw? : AskReddit
What is the boldest claim you are willing to make right now? : AskReddit
TIL that in 1984, a woman started hearing a voice in her head. The voice told her she had a brain tumor, where the tumor was, and how to treat it. Despite no other symptoms, doctors eventually ordered tests and found a tumor where the voice said it would be. : todayilearned
The difference between 850 hp and 10,000 hp : videos
When asked in a job interview "what's your biggest weakness" what is the best answer? : AskReddit

Comcast asks the FCC to prohibit states from enforcing net neutrality : news (1. we're a monopoly. 2. give us you money)

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Trump administration releases report finding 'no convincing alternative explanation' for climate change

We Should Ban Cars From Big Cities. Seriously. - 6,000 Americans were killed by cars while walking city streets last year. As terrorists embrace this deadly power, car-free cities make even more sense.

Eschaton: George Bush Was Bad - And I am mad that so many people have the memory of fruit flies. George Bush was really really bad. The Bush administration was really really bad. Lots of bad things happened. He said a few good things after 9/11 (he did! I always gave him credit for that) and then decided to go kill a bunch of Muslims just because he wanted to be a War Preznit. We tortured some folks. A million people died. I have no doubt that the Trump era could end up being much much worse. But we aren't there yet. Not even close.

U.S. Army's Bergdahl spared prison time for deserting : news

Redditor breaks down entire Russian - Reddit propoganda machine. It shows exactly how theyve infiltrated Reddit, spread misinformation, promoted anti muslim narratives, promoted California to succeed from the US, caused tension for BLM groups and much more. Links and comments are getting downvoted. : bestof

America is facing an epistemic crisis - Vox - What if Mueller proves his case and it doesn't matter?

The Pro-Pedophilia Columbia Students Rumor Is So Insane - It may well be the case that an untenably high percentage of the country will not believe any news, no matter how well-supported, that casts their side in an ill light, and will believe any news, no matter how impossible-seeming, that denigrates their ideological enemies. How do you run a country in which 30 or 35 percent of the population believes that Democrats ran a secret child sex ring out of a pizza parlor, that ISIS controls certain towns in the Midwest, and that Columbia students are openly marching in defense of pedophilia? Where does all this madness drag us?

Former Twitter Employee Says Fake Russian Accounts Were Not Taken Seriously - Bloomberg - In 2015, a manager discovered a trove of accounts with Russian and Ukrainian IP addresses (Putin was shoveling them money, so nothing to see)
Jenna Abrams, Russia's Clown Troll Princess, Duped the Mainstream Media and the World -- Roseanne Barr and Michael McFaul argued with her on Twitter. BuzzFeed and The New York Times cited her tweets. But Jenna Abrams was the fictional creation of a Russian troll farm.
The Washington Post, Miami Herald, InfoWars and other U.S. sites spread Russian propaganda from Twitter - Recode - Tweets from 2,752 fake Twitter accounts created by Russian government trolls found their way into U.S. news stories.


cyprus Gave Manafort's Bank Records to Mueller Team, Sources Say

Eschaton: Lied So Hard - It's so great that we have a self-righteous white supremacist Attorney General who perjured himself to his former colleagues.
Pressure On Sessions Rises As Democrats Call For Him To Clarify Testimony On Russia | HuffPost - "I am deeply troubled that this newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate -- and the American public -- cannot trust your word," wrote Sen. Al Franken. (lock him up and throw away the key)
Trump and Sessions Denied Knowing About Russian Contacts. Records Suggest Otherwise. - The New York Times
Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russia trip - CNNPolitics

Can We Please Stop Talking About Collusion? -- a term with a legalistic feel but with close to "no legal meaning whatsoever." (how about "treasonous actions?")

Nicolle Wallace Destroys Trump Surrogate for Shilling on Russia: 'I Hope They're Paying You a Lot'

Eschaton: There's Never Been A Bad Person Named 'Jared' Before - So much fun. -- (CNN)Jared Kushner has turned over documents in recent weeks to special counsel Robert Mueller as investigators have begun asking in witness interviews about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, CNN has learned.

Trump Says He's 'Very Frustrated' He Can't Order DOJ, FBI To Go After Hillary Clinton | HuffPost - The saddest thing is that because I'm the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department, I'm not supposed to be involved with the FBI (that's not funny on a lot of levels)
Trump finally discovered he can't force the feds to prosecute Clinton -- and he's not happy ... "The saddest thing ..."
'The Saddest Thing': President Trump Acknowledges Constraint
Listen: President Donald Trump To Larry O'Connor: I'm Very Unhappy the Justice Department Isn't Going after Clinton

Conservatives introduce measure demanding Mueller's resignation ... Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) (Gumball is on the case)

Donald Trump to Fox News: "The one that matters is me. I'm the only only that matters."
Trump is Leading the Most Corrupt Administration in U.S. History, One of First-Class Kleptocrats
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Comparing presidential administrations by arrests and convictions: A warning for Trump appointees
Source who is being examined by special counsel: "It's every man for himself"

Eschaton: The Screw Screw Screw Bill - It's a tax bill which takes away goodies for the middle and upper middle class in order to pay for a massive corporate tax cut and a tax cut for the super rich. For the individual taxes it does this by taking away the AMT and allowing expansion of pass-throughs at a cut rate so no rich person will ever earn a "wage" again (also, too, estate tax repeal). They'll just send a bill from their consulting company.
'Major, Major' Tax Cut May Not Be in Store for Middle Class (suckers)
GOP talking points on tax bill say $450k is "low-and-middle-income"
The Republican Tax Plan Is Political Suicide - It is a testament to the power of self-delusion that Republicans have convinced themselves that their political self-interest demands that they pass a deeply unpopular tax-cut plan. (hello, big donors)
The House Republican Tax Cut Is a Failure on Its Own Terms
The House Republican tax bill, explained - Vox - It radically cuts taxes on corporations and wealthy heirs.
60 percent of Americans say Trump tax plan will benefit wealthy (POLL) - ABC News

Bots stoke racial strife in Virginia governor's race -- Latino Victory Fund retracted a controversial ad. But the reaction has been amplified on Twitter by automated accounts.

RC Poll: Northam and Gillespie deadlocked; Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General races also tied | Roanoke College

Sebastian Gorka DrG on Twitter: "Not sure who @pattonoswalt is but he just won the 2017 Goebbels Propaganda award. (It will be presented by the 2016 winner @brhodes). https://t.co/6bcOurkV3h"

Eschaton: Brazile - People will probably see what they want to see in this, but I do hope if there's one thing that Bernie Bros and Clinton Stans alike can agree on it's that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a horrible Congresswoman, a horrible person, and a uniquely horrible head of the DNC for so many reasons. Also, too, there's a lot to blame Obama for. (he had the best advisors +don't look back) ... In the past, I've been resistant to blaming Obama for the sorry state of the Democratic Party. In retrospect, though, I think I was just managing cognitive dissonance. (Float-above-it-all-let-the-adults-manage-everything Barry destroyed dems in state legislatures and commpletely missed the Russian takeover)
Donna bombshell about the DNC and Hillary Clinton, explained -- And why it's made Bernie Sanders supporters livid -- the DNC defended an agreement that appeared to starve it of resources and direct them almost entirely to Clinton's team. (Barry set the stage, of course)
The DNC and Clinton: Separating Signal From Noise - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Inside story: How Russians hacked the Democrat's emails

The Mystery of Mary Trump - politico magazine - Donald Trump reveres his father but almost never talks about his mother. Why not?

Snoop Dogg's new album cover features him standing over Trump's dead body
Snoop Dogg's new album cover features him standing over Trump's dead body : Music

David Corn investigated for inappropriate workplace behavior - POLITICO - Mother Jones magazine says it looked into allegations against its D.C. bureau chief in 2014 and believes they were remedied. Corn is Mother Jones' most high-profile employee (mostly clueless now has a clue)

Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House (House of Harassers)
Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House : news
Six women accuse Florida Senate budget chair Latvala of groping, sexual harassment - powerful budget chairman, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Latvala, has inappropriately touched them without their consent or uttered demeaning remarks about their bodies ... "Govern yourself accordingly" he threatened a reporter ... he touched their buttocks or other private areas of their bodies, or when he commented on their weight and their breast size. One woman said the legislator would audibly grunt in her ear when giving her lengthy hugs that were physically and emotionally painful and embarrassing ... "Jack believes that his power as a legislator gives him some special power with women." (creep's gov race is history)
State senate candidate says Negron's sexual harassment policy 'absolutely shameful'

Portfolio manager accused of raping, beating women in penthouse dungeon | New York Post - A former portfolio manager for an investment fund founded by financier George Soros sexually abused women at a Manhattan penthouse dungeon, according to a $27 million Brooklyn federal suit ... uncluding two Playboy Playmates -- claim the married father raped and beat them to the point that they needed extensive medical attention, court papers say.

Several 'House Of Cards' Employees Level New Accusations Against Kevin Spacey | HuffPost - A former production assistant says the actor sexually assaulted him.
Kevin Spacey Has Been Dropped by His Publicist and Agency

Actress Paz de la Huerta claims Harvey Weinstein raped her twice - ABC News -- The NYPD had two active cases involving Weinstein and women whose accusations were not subject to the statute of limitations, ABC News reported earlier this week. Lucia Evans is one of the women. Paz de la Huerta is the other. (jail time for Rapestein)
NYPD is working to arrest Harvey Weinstein on rape allegations | Page Six
Paz de la Huerta Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice. Will That Bring Him to Justice? | Vanity Fair - Why police may now have a case.
Police Building Case to Arrest Harvey Weinstein After Sexual Assault Claim - The New York Times (what do his eyes tell us?)
Ex-Weinstein Staffer Speaks Out: Harvey "Manipulated Everyone" ... "gluttonous ogre"
Alec Baldwin Stepping Away From Twitter Following Criticism Over Weinstein Payoff Comments : television
Yashar Ali ?? on Twitter: "Uma Thurman's response when asked about the flood of sexual misconduct allegations....wow. https://t.co/Sw5Br1GwFg"
Julianna Margulies says both Harvey Weinstein and Steven Seagal tried to lure her into hotel rooms : news
Exsposing Steven Seagal - The Great Pretender - YouTube - I hate. hate, hate Seagal. Yes, that does make be bias and prejudice. But really; when you look at his celebrity, you cant help but see, there is no good reason to celebrate this hack
Brett Ratner Harassment Claims Turn Spotlight on Friendship With Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara | Hollywood Reporter

Corey Feldman Names One Of His Alleged Molesters -- Feldman says the actor John Grissom molested him in the 1980s

Alec Baldwin Admits He's 'Bullied Women' and Heard Rumors of Hollywood Misconduct
Alec Baldwin: 'I've bullied women' : news

Come with Me My Love to The Room of Love - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- David Brooks (making us all numb)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL : news


TIL that a 28 hour killing spree was stopped by Joseph Lozito. After the killer's arrest, the police left Lozito in the subway to bleed. Lozito later sued the police, and took it to Supreme Court which both ruled that the police had no duty to protect its citizens. : todayilearned - It's not like this happened 40 year ago, this was 4 years ago. Unbelievable.

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur | HuffPost - This is Edison Career and Technology High School. Your daughter, N****r, has missed period one on

Neighbors say alleged Walmart shooter was often angry, rude - ABC News
Colorado Walmart Killer Lived Alone With a Stack of Bibles and No Furniture : news
Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy - ABC News


Papa John's Gets Badly Burned In Twitter War With DiGiorno | HuffPost


A Billionaire Destroyed His Newsrooms Out of Spite - The New York Times - Joe Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade whose family owns the Chicago Cubs, is worth more than $2 billion ... Instead of bargaining with 27 unionized employees in New York City, he chose to lay off 115 people across America (he smashed his toys and walked away because he doesn't give a shit)

Sexually active students must be reported to law enforcement or state officials, Oregon school district says : news -- According to Oregon law, anyone under 18 years old cannot legally give consent, meaning all sexual activity between minors is considered sexual abuse.

Maine governor vetoes voter-approved bill to legalize recreational marijuana - The Washington Post - nearly a year after residents voted to set up a system to sell and regulate the drug. (Paul LeFuck)

How many families actually own half-million dollar homes? - The Washington Post - only about 6 percent of new mortgages are valued at over $500,000

TIL that in 1774 colonial Americans had the highest standard of living on earth and paid an average of 1.5% in taxes : todayilearned

Because cannabis is a schedule 1 substance, people are hesitant to tell their doctors about use, and scientists have a hard time defining its effect on health. To improve understanding despite legal setbacks, researchers are learning by studying web-search queries related to the drug. : science

Study: Americans are retiring later, dying sooner and sicker in-between : science - I work in the Disability Insurance industry, and we commonly call this the Airbag Effect.

Scientists find key to unwanted thoughts. The discovery may help explain why some people can't shift persistent intrusive thoughts - a common symptom of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and schizophrenia. : science

Uranus' axis is rotated onto its side, meaning it spins "up and down" instead of "side to side". Does this different rotation have a significant effect on the planet's climate? Could an earth-like planet with that sort of rotation sustain life if all other conditions were ideal? : askscience

TIL That instead of glamorizing teen pregnancy the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" helped to lower teen pregnancy rates. : todayilearned


How has your life changed since November 3, 2016? : AskReddit

Murdered by the Bible : MurderedByWords
Murdered By Words

Amazon is shutting down its Fresh grocery delivery service in parts of at least nine states - Recode - A somewhat surprising move in the wake of the Whole Foods acquisition. (including MA, but) the service would remain serving certain areas of big cities such as New York City, Boston and Chicago

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Trump Calls For Death Penalty For Uzbek Immigrant Charged In New York City Attack | HuffPost - Trump also said he would be open to transferring Saipov to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (where Trump would waterboard the fucker)
Trump Blamed The Visa Lottery For A Terrorist Attack. But Ending It Wouldn't End Terrorism. | HuffPost - Experts say the focus shouldn't be on shutting down the visa lottery but on preventing radicalization. (hard, when Republicans have been radicalized)

Astros Win World Series After Game 7 Showdown With The Dodgers | HuffPost - first World Series championship in franchise history.


Catalonia crisis: Spain's prosecutors ask for eight leaders to be jailed

Eschaton: And Elsewhere - The wave of sexual harassment/assault allegations is rolling over the Tories right now. I haven't been following this super closely, but my understanding is there was a leaked spreadsheet containing a long list of various allegations that had been made about Tory MP behavior ... The additional twist is that apparently party Whips have been using whispers of allegations as a cudgel to get the accused to vote how they should! Politics is tough (and gross)! And bye bye Defence Secretary. -- Sir Michael Fallon resigns over behaviour claims
Sir Michael Fallon resigns, saying his conduct 'fell short' ("was gross, lewd, assaultive and criminal")
Sexual harassment allegations swirl in British Parliament, media - ABC News -- "dirty dossier" ... The dossier is a spreadsheet containing unverified and uncensored accusations against 36 members of Parliament, including seven cabinet ministers, as well as eight former ministers for inappropriate, lurid behavior.
Gavin Williamson: 14 of the most brutal things MPs are saying about Theresa May's new Defence Secretary | indy100 (the tory talent pool is deep)

Egyptian lawyer says it's a national duty to rape girls who wear revealing clothing like ripped jeans | The Independent -- 'I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her,' says Nabih al-Wahsh

Sen. Claire McCaskill Wants Answers On How The Whitefish Contract To Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid Fell Apart -- In letters to the Army Corps, FEMA, and Whitefish on Thursday, the top-ranking Democrat on the Governmental Affairs Committee asked how public funds were used in the controversial Whitefish contract. (shouldn't have made an enemy out of her)

YouTube and Facebook Are Removing Evidence of Atrocities, Jeopardizing Cases Against War Criminals

Pakistani bride kills 17 people with poison milk in effort to escape arranged marriage, police say - The Washington Post


APA Stress in America
Survey: US at 'Lowest Point We Can Remember' Future of Nation Most Commonly Reported Source of Stress

Declining Confidence in Trump, Lower Job Ratings for Congressional Leaders | Pew Research Center - Deficit concerns plummet among members of both parties (deficit hysteria is so two years ago)
Post-ABC poll: Most Americans approve of Trump-Russia probe, and nearly half think Trump committed a crime - The Washington Post - 49 percent think it is likely Trump himself committed a crime in connection with possible Russian attempts to influence the election

Gov. Terry McAuliffe: If any American was involved with election interference, 'it's treason' - CNNPolitics

Trump agriculture nominee Sam Clovis confirms he has no hard-science credentials, withdraws over ties to Russia probe - The Washington Post - after being linked to a special counsel's ongoing Russia investigation ... no academic credentials in science or agriculture. But the former Iowa talk radio host and political science professor contended ... that his time teaching and running for political office in the Hawkeye State steeped him in the field of agriculture. (+"The Republican Party is the Party ofi for at least two decades, itdiots, right wing Russian traitors, dimwitted occult Creationist anti-science Christofascist Republican idiots." +not one Russian troll in comments)
White House was unaware top adviser testified before grand jury - ABC News - Former Trump campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis recently testified before that grand jury into his role on President Donald Trump's campaign

Democrats demand that Sessions explain his meeting with Papadopoulos - The Washington Post (lil Jeffy, the evil Keebler elf, has a perjury probem)

Hours after Trump calls US justice system 'a laughtingstock,' White House denies he ever did -- The denial came just hours after Trump said precisely that during a televised Cabinet meeting. Reporters were stunned that the press secretary would deny the president's own words so soon after the president said them. (Sarah Fuckabee)

Here Are Some Of The Ads Russia Paid To Promote On Facebook | HuffPost - The ads are separate from 80,000 other Facebook posts that have so far been linked back to Russia. (thanks, Barry, you really handled that well)
Facebook, Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit - The New York Times

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out - Bloomberg - Almost two-thirds say this is the lowest point in U.S. history -- and it's keeping a lot of them up at night.

Russian ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign - The Washington Post (you've been Facecrooked)

Hackers Compromised the Trump Organization 4 Years Ago -- and the Company Never Noticed -- The perpetrators have possible ties to Russia. (shadow domains)

Schiller tops list of high-profile witnesses before House Russia investigators - CNNPolitics - closest confidantes is speaking privately next week to congressional investigators looking into Russia meddling
Michael Flynn Followed Russian Troll Accounts, Pushed Their Messages in Days Before Election - notoriously Kremlin-friendly national security adviser amplified Russian messages right when they mattered most (no collusion at all)
Hacked text messages allegedly sent by Paul Manafort's daughter discuss 'blood money,' and killings, and a Ukrainian lawyer wants him to explain -- Late last month, hackers broke into Manafort's daughter's iPhone and published four years' worth of purported text messages -- roughly 300,000 message -- on the dark web, an encrypted network that can be accessed only with a special browser ... "He is a sick f---ing tyrant" Andrea appears to have said to Bond about her father. "And we keep showing up and dancing for him ... We just keep showing up and eating the lobster. Nothing changes."
Mueller Reveals New Manafort Link to Organized Crime - didn't just do business with accused gangsters. One of them transferred millions into a Manafort account, allegedly used for money laundering.

Jared Kushner's team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation

"A Different Level of Crazy" : Is Civil War Breaking Out in The Wall Street Journal Over the Editorial Board's Coverage of Mueller? A series of virulent anti-Mueller editorials has reporters worried about their paper's credibility (like the ed-page ever had any) "WSJ edit page has gone full bats--t" (you could say treasonous) one of the most morale-killing developments for many insiders has been the exodus of valuable newsroom talent to competing outlets

Eschaton: Pops is Mad, Jared - Really not a good month for Jared (his real estate empire is imploding, also, too). -- According to two sources, Trump has complained to advisers about his legal team for letting the Mueller probe progress this far. Speaking to Steve Bannon on Tuesday, Trump blamed Jared Kushner for his role in decisions, specifically the firings of Mike Flynn and James Comey, that led to Mueller's appointment

Trump's Female Accusers Feel Forgotten. A Lawsuit May Change That.

Math Problem Bedevils Republican Tax Rewrite - The New York Times - lawmakers look for ways to offset trillions of dollars of personal and corporate income tax cuts (Republicans don't do "math")
The Cut Cut Cut Act': Trump, Hill leaders differ on tax overhaul bill's name

Perry links fossil fuel development to preventing sexual assault | TheHill

GOP bill would ban abortions when heartbeat is detected | TheHill

Trump names customers at private clubs to top jobs - Bernstein also is a founding member of his private Florida club, Mar-a-Lago.

Pelosi moves to muzzle Trump impeachment talk - POLITICO - The longtime Democratic leader thinks the key to taking back the House in 2018 is avoiding the president's distractions (like blowing up the world)
Impeachment calls grow louder | TheHill (Pelosi says just shut up)
Inside Hillary Clinton's Secret Takeover of the DNC -- When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign. (Barry spent all the money and kept the Dems cash-poor; Wasser-doodle-Shultz either complete incompetent or a Russian/Rethug plant
Elizabeth Warren and Donna Brazile agree the 2016 primary was rigged for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders - The Washington Post
Longtime Clinton Ally Says DNC Rigged Primary for Hillary -- In November 2017, Brazile has published a tell-all essay on last year's campaign -- in which she discovers, to her shock and dismay, that Clinton rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders. The piece ... is remarkable both for the substance of its allegations and the melodramatic tenor of its prose
Donna Brazile's Curious Account of the 2016 Election - The Atlantic - The former DNC chair seems eager to jump on the Bernie Sanders bandwagon, but her claims of ignorance about party favoritism toward Hillary Clinton don't add up.
The Democratic Civil War Is Getting Nasty, Even if No One Is Paying Attention | The New Yorker - Democrats are warning that, if their party doesn't unify soon, Republicans could maintain control of Congress in 2018 and Donald Trump could even be reklected.
Pollsters: Democrats will lose unless they turn 'rigged' message back on Trump ... "weakening Democratic brand"

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, is retiring from Congress, two sources close to the congressman told The Texas Tribune on Thursday.

Feel the Freedom! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Notre Dame students and employees have been freed of the burden of having crucial health care covered by their (and the Trump) administration: The University of Notre Dame just became one of the first employers to take advantage of new Trump administration rules allowing exemptions to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate (so holy)

11 lawmakers put family on campaign payroll | TheHill - The Hill

Hedge Fund Billionaire Robert Mercer Will Step Down As CEO Of His Company Following BuzzFeed News Exposi - whose money helped elect Donald Trump, will also sell his stake in Breitbart News to his daughters after a BuzzFeed News report linked the site to white nationalists ... Renaissance is one of the world'smost successful hedge funds and manages more than $50 billion.
Robert Mercer, Bannon Patron, Is Leaving Helm of $50 Billion Hedge Fund - The New York Times (corrupt nazi slimeball)

Ivanka Trump's History of Sitting in Inappropriagte Seats

There Is No Way Trump Knows The Lyrics To The National Anthem - The anthem? Amazing song. GREAT song. Written by Francis Scott Key, one of our absolute heroes. The rockets, the red glare, all of it. Why is no one asking Hillary if SHE knows the lyrics? Many people say I know the lyrics better than anyone! I went to Wharton!

The Organizing Director Of The Fight For 15 Has Resigned Amid Harassment Investigation - Kendall Fells, national organizer for the minimum wage campaign, has resigned, and Mark Raleigh, the director of the Detroit chapter, has been fired. Two more top organizers have left the Service Employees International Union Thursday ... complaints about top-level staff on the Fight for 15 were an open secret, and that complaints about abusive behavior by organizers who reported to top strategist Courtney led to no action.

Kevin Spacey: Man Alleges Extended Sexual Relationship at 14
Kevin Spacey's older brother claims their dad was a 'Nazi who sexually abused him for years' - Mirror Online
Kevin Spacey's brother claims 'Nazi' father sexually abused him | The Independent - He was so determined to try to avoid the whippings that he just minded his Ps and Qs until there was nothing inside. He had no feelings,' says Spacey's brother
Kevin Spacey: Old Vic accused of ignoring sexual misconduct allegations | Culture | The Guardian - Numerous stories emerge saying London theatre paid no heed to allegations of groping and inappropriate sexual behaviour by the actor ... during the 11 years that the Hollywood star was its artistic director. (he sure had his enablers)
Other Men Come Forward With Harassment Allegations Against Kevin Spacey | HuffPost - Old Vic theater, where the actor worked for over a decade, has opened a tip line for complaints. (SpaceFuck is history)
Gay 'Late Night' Writer Jenny Hagel Shreds Kevin Spacey | HuffPost
Kevin Spacey to Seek Treatment as Sexual Accusations Grow - The New York Times

Producer Roundtable: Judd Apatow, Amy Pascal on Harvey Weinstein and the Perils of Email Post-Sony Hack | Hollywood Reporter
Brett Ratner Sues Woman for Libel Over Rape Allegation | Hollywood Reporter
Harvey Weinstein Contests Termination From The Weinstein Co. in Arbitration | Hollywood Reporter
Kevin Spacey Is "Taking the Time Necessary to Seek Evaluation and Treatment"

Did Crybaby Loser Papa John Also Lose Our Chain Pizza Rankings?


Six Miami firefighters hung noose, drew 'phallic rendering' on blasck colleague's photos

Police arrest man suspected of killing 3 at Colorado Walmart | KRON4.com - was arrested Thursday, about 14 hours after fleeing the store. no indications that it was an act of terror (white terror, not muslim terror-terror)

The US state that bans sparklers but not guns - BBC News - In Delaware, you don't need a licence to own a shotgun. (they might do mass sparkler-shootings)
Armed Walmart shoppers slowed police in shooting investigation - Authorities had to eliminate possible su