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Psyche's Links: 2018



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Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP's Climate Change Denial (lierally, the Party of Death)
Opinion | The Story of 2018 Was Climate Change - The New York Times - Future generations may ask why we were distracted by lesser matters.

Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media staff in 2018
Dozens of journalists were murdered in 2018. This is a crisis of press freedom. - The Washington Post
Cartoon Carousel: 2018 Rewind - POLITICO
The best Ann Telnaes cartoons of 2018 - The Washington Post
America, How Ya Doing? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - 2018: What a year: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example, reported in November that life expectancy for the average American ticked downward for the third year in a row
What the Year's best photos tell us about 2018

US stocks post worst year in a decade as the S&P 500 falls more than 6% in 2018


Video shows bags believed to contain Khashoggi's remains
r/The_Khashoggi_Effect : The straw that broke camel's back


CIA's Afghan Forces Leave a Trail of Abuse and Anger - The fighters hold the line in the war's toughest spots, but officials say their brutal tactics are terrorizing the public and undermining the U.S. mission. (left hand meet right hand)

There has been a wave of criticism after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he sexually assaulted a maid, having recalled confessing to a priest how he reached into the maid's underwear as she slept. Women's rights group Gabriela said Duterte was "unworthy of his position and should resign". : worldnews

Brexit ferry contract worth #13.8 million awarded to company with no ships or trading history : worldnews (Tories doing Tory)


American Is Arrested in Moscow on Spying Charges - The New York Times - an American identified as Paul Whelan had been taken into custody on Friday on suspicion of spying. The statement implied that he had been caught red-handed, saying that the arrest had occurred "during an act of espionage."


Whitaker's role in 2006 immigration raid foreshadowed aggressive stance as acting attorney general
An Alabama sheriff personally kept $1.5 million that was supposed to feed ICE detainees : politics


Donald Trump Ends 2018 With At Least A Dozen Ongoing Scandals : politics
Leading By the Seat of His Diapers: Trump Has No Idea What a President's Job Requires, Like Running a Government

A Holiday Mystery: Why Did John Roberts Intervene in the Mueller Probe? -- We're about to find out
Roger Stone turns on Jerome Corsi: He worked with Mueller to 'sandbag me'

Trump tweets: Judges say they are 'speculation' and not 'pure fact' Those are words federal judges have used to describe President Donald Trump's tweets while guarding the secrecy of ongoing investigations that have shadowed his presidency. Trump's own Justice Department, which has argued repeatedly that the president's comments on the probes are not always to be taken literally, or to be trusted ... Presidents don't tend to announce they are under investigation.

Russia Detains American Paul Whelan on Spying Charges - Possible Swap for Maria Butina - Trump Is Compromised - No matter what his administration does in this prisoner dispute with Russia, it will not have legitimacy.

Trump doesn't seem to value anything -- except himself
Howard Dean: Dems can't negotiate with Trump on shutdown because he's 'mentally incapacitated'
Trump says he 'NEVER ABANDONED' the idea of a concrete wall, disputing Kelly
Trump Digs In, Darkening Hopes for a Deal to End the Shutdown - The New York Times
Twitter catches Donald Trump lying about being in the Oval Office : politics
Trump claims there's a 10-foot wall around the Obamas' D.C. homes. He is wrong

2018 was the year the White House press briefing died : politics - undefined
Doctors say Sarah Sanders isn't telling the truth ... "She'ss a Baptist. When they get involved in politics they lie like breathing."
Kellyanne Conway Busted In Florida After She Criticized Pelosi For Hawaii Visit During Shutdown
CNN Host Calls Out Kellyanne Conway for Falsely Blaming Bitter Migrant Debate on Democrats : politics

Opinion | Cleaning the Congressional Stables - The New York Times - All that stands in the way is the Senate.
Donald Trump is completely transforming the Democrats | TheHill

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White announces departure - CNNPolitics - Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White is leaving her post, a move that coincides with Secretary of Defense James Mattis stepping down but also comes amid an internal Defense Department investigation into her conduct (staff were her errand-people and she was a vengeful bitch)
Justice Thomas's s wife under scrutiny for partisan posts

Eschaton: What Liberals Need To Do Is Shut Up - If you're a politician, such as an about to be retired one whose name rhymes with Laire McBaskill, you cannot expect to control "The Left." ... Dumb liberals are dumb, fine, and they don't understand the struggles of a rich politician in Missouri, fine, but, dumb liberals don't work for you and if it's so important that they shut up then "making dumb liberals like you" should be a concern. You can't shut them up by yelling at them.


Conservative health care experiment leads to thousands losing coverage - POLITICO - 'I have pre-existing conditions. But all they could tell me was 'sorry, you didn't comply,'" said one Arkansan who lost coverage. (after voting for Trump)

Americans have at last figured out that the adults in the room are Democrats - The Washington Post (not the fiscally-responsible, national-security loot and steal Daddy fuckers)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she will seek the presidency in 2020 - The Washington Post
Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential exploratory committee : politics
Elizabeth Warren is running for president - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Beto and Bernie debate raises questions about Texas' oil economy


The Media's The Post-Advertising Future of the Media - The Atlantic - s Post-Advertising Future Is Also Its Past - Why the news is going back to the 19th century
MSNBC is surging - The Washington Post

Data is clear: States with lowest-performing schools do the most paddling : politics - The United States is one of the few countries in the world that still allows it. Only 69 nations still allow corporal punishment; most of those are in Africa and Asia. No nation in Europe allows it in schools. Nineteen American states currently permit corporal punishment ... Of those 19 states, only one, New Hampshire, is a blue state. The other 18 red states are mostly in the South. In the 10 states with the highest murder rates, eight allow paddling in schools. Among the 10 states with the lowest murder rates, only one allows paddling in schools. In the 10 states with the lowest percentage of the population in prison, paddling in school is not allowed in any of them. (and hello, Kenfucky)

EXCLUSIVE: NYS Senate Dems say thanks, but no thanks to Simcha Felder's return to Democratic conference - NY Daily News (anti-women transphobic orthodox Jew was actually a Republican, "he overplayed his hand")

Opinion | The Special Misogyny Reserved for Mothers - The New York Times


Bernie alumni seek meeting to address 'sexual violence' on '16 campaign The signees are looking to change what they call a pervasive culture of toxic masculinity in the campaign world. (Bernie Bros are toxic? who woulda ...)


Louis C.K. Goes After Parkland Victims in Leaked Audio of New Stand-Up | TMZ.com - As if Louis C.K. hadn't already hit bottom, he just went even lower by attacking victims of the Parkland massacre in a stand-up set ... this according to leaked audio of his new material.
Trumpism is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Look who's back with more comedy-like material: (Szekely)
Anna Maltese ?? on Twitter: "Louis CK is the Dane Cook of Dennis Millers."
Louis CK's Comedy of Complicity Doesn't Need a Second Act (prescient)

Kevin Spacey to Plead Not Guilty and Wants to Skip Sexual Assault Arraignment : television

I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America. | HuffPost - A glimpse of the suburban grotesque, featuring Russian mobsters, Fox News rage addicts, a caged man in a sex dungeon, and Dick Cheney.

Local deputy charged with sexually assaulting, kidnapping woman he arrested : news
Professions with the most psychopaths - Business Insider (journos more psychopathic than copsters?)
Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic-Abuse Problem Than the NFL Does - The Atlantic - Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population. So where's the public outrage?
2018 police shootings database - Washington Post - 987 people have been shot and killed by police in 2018


This Western Mass. town rejected Comcast and built its own broadband network (fuck you, Fuckbridge)
Crowds Buy Recreational Marijuana At Bourne's Doorstep | Falmouth News | capenews.net

A Breezy Look at Eve Babitz, a Writer With a Born Feel for the Charms of Los Angeles - The New York Times ... She is now 75. Anolik tracked her down in Los Angeles, where she listens to right-wing talk radio and mostly lives like a recluse.


Previous research has found that messages with moral-emotional words are more likely to go viral on social media. Now, a new study on the diffusion of political messages on Twitter has found that conservatives -- including Donald Trump -- enjoyed a greater moral contagion effect than liberals in 2016.

Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries. : science
Physicists puzzled by strange numbers that could explain reality - Big Think


Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars : news

u/TheGurw explains bra measurements in regards to the bust size of an animated character : bestof

ELI5: What are the major components and subsequent advantages that distinguish various household cleaners? (Ex, Soap and water vs 409, glass cleaners, mold/mildew type cleaners, etc? : explainlikeimfive

Anybody feel Black mirror: bandersnatch was really disappointing and not to the standard of usual black mirror episodes ? : television

Demonstration of how easy it is to spread misinformation on the Internet - The Eight Spiders myth. : videos

Facebook is the least trusted tech company followed by twitter, amazon: survey : worldnews




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Trump is dragging out the old year - The Washington Post
4 Devious Ways States Chipped Away At Abortion Rights In 2018 | HuffPost - past years restrictions were particularly extreme. (revolt of the patriarchy)
Dave Barry's Year in Review 2018 -- You thought 2016 and 2017 were bad? Let's look back at this past year.
A year of unprecedented deception: Trump averaged 15 false claims a day in 2018 - The Washington Post -- Fewer than 3 in 10 Americans believe many of his most-common false statements ... Only among a pool of strong Trump approvers -- about 1 in 6 adults in the survey -- did large majorities accept several, though not all, of his falsehoods as true. (so, 15-30% of the country are walking-dead trump zombies)
The most popular fact checks of 2018 - The Washington Post
The 2019 In/Out List - The Washington Post
2019: The Year in Preview. Washington Post reporters and columnists forecast the big stories. - The Washington Post

Malware attack disrupts delivery of L.A. Times and Tribune papers across the U.S. - Los Angeles Times
Foreign cyberattack hits newspapers: Here is what we know - Los Angeles Times (dumbfucks clicked on spam, got ransomed)

International traveler with measles arrived at New Jersey airport, state health officials say; warn of possible exposure : news


Turkey, Russia resolved to clear terrorists from Syria - Both countries have joint will to clear Syria of all terrorist groups, says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
Putin tells Trump that Moscow is open for dialogue | Reuters ("dialogue" = "our puppet will do what we aay")
The U.S. Is Betraying Its Allies In Syria - The Atlantic - Trump's withdrawal from Syria is most notable for its needless cruelty - No Peace for Them and No Honor for Us


Khashoggi murder one step closer to resolution with striking new findings - anews - the voice recordings are not made up of that 7.5 minute long piece. As a matter of fact, the recordings are much more comprehensive and long (among other things, they are both really stupid and really evil) ... "Ive never worked on a warm body so far but I can easily handle him [Khashoggi]. Normally, when I'm cutting cadavers, I would put on my headphones and listen music ... " the recordings of these five minutes are so dramatic that even the intelligence members who have experience over these issues and thus have astuteness had quite discomfort while listening. (still unknown: what did they do with the body?)
Khashoggi murder one step closer to resolution with striking new findings : news ... Prince, with a Bonesaw, in the Office ...


ACLU sues Texas over law that says contractors can't boycott Israel

Trump ditched the TPP. Now it's going into effect without the US - CNNPolitics - Trump pulled out of a massive trade deal. Now 11 countries are going ahead without the US


In Trump's America, it's mportant to remember: this isn't normal - Michael H Fuchs
How Nancy Pelosi signaled the end of Donald Trump's easy ride ("easy ride" = Republican-enabled treason) "It goes to show you: you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you."


Any Deaths of the Children I've Kidnapped Are Strictly the Fault of Parents Who Didn's Pay the Ransom ... Remember, this isn't normal thing that happens. There haven't been any children deaths in custody at the border in the last 10 years, now there have been two ... in three weeks ... that we know of
Trump tries to deflect blame for migrant children's deaths (and "I am Satan's bitch" Kirstjen Nielsen) (see pic, when will our media figure out he has no frontal cortex?)
Video shows migrant children dragged, pushed at since-shuttered shelter | TheHill (SHS says Trump is the best baby-killer)

Taxpayers Dish Out $54,000 For Mar-a-Lago Party Tents For New Year's Eve - The public eats the costs of a bash at Trump's Florida resort while federal workers go without pay amid the partial government shutdown.
FBI, New Jersey investigators gathered evidence of undocumented immigrants who say they worked at Trump golf course, lawyer says - The Washington Post
FBI Collected Fake Green Cards Allegedly Supplied By Trump Golf Club Managers: Report : politics (of course he did) "He seems to be guilty of every single thing he accuses others of doing. Pretty soon we'll find out he's a Mexican who's here illegally."
Justice Integrity Report - Welcome To Waterbury: The City That Holds Secrets That Could Bring Down Trump (Lolita Express and Trump's pedo pizza kidhapper ring)
Trump Accused of Hitting 'New Low' After Blaming Deaths of Migrant Children on Democrats
AMJoy on Twitter: "#AMJoy @realDonaldTrump @MSNBC The way of the cross "

Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defends his rocky tenure - Los Angeles Times ("judge me by what he didn't do")

Trump Lies Again About 19,000 "Deleted" FBI Messages
All the investigations and lawsuits involving President Donald Trump - Business Insider (why, it's almost like an organized crime family!)

Donald Trump: Paul Manafort 'worked with ex-Russian spy while running campaign for White House'
Mueller: Paul Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration this year : politics

As long as Matthew Whitaker is in place, the Russia investigation is in danger - The Washington Post (impeach the crooked fathead fucker)

Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal: President Donald Trump immoral, doesn't tell the truth - ABC News
How a drumbeat of 2018 revelations shadows Donald Trump's presidency

Donald Trump Too Busy Watching FOX News To Contact Nancy Pelosi About Ending Government Shutdown, Senator Suggests : politics

On shutdown, White House wants Trump's tweets to do the talking - Since Dec. 11, Trump has only addressed Democratic leaders via Twitter. For most White House aides and allies, that's a positive development - As the federal government shutdown entered its eighth day on Saturday, the president once again had no public events on his schedule (hahaha, he's hiding from his Fox masters)

Deciphering the Patterns in Trump's Falsehoods -- We review how President Trump bent the truth this year by repeating and inflating falsehoods, shifting his statements, embellishing or omitting details, and offering misleading attacks. -- 1) Repeat and Inflate 2) Shift and Deflect 3) Misleading Vagueness and Fanciful Details 4) Invent Straw Men


Eschaton: Going Out With Class - Claire McCaskill would have gotten away without it if not for those meddling kids ... "a bright shiny new object" ... Watching McCaskill over the years, I think she's always been upset that she didn't receive more plaudits from the dem base, even as punching the dem base was part of her schtick ... Also, too, there's no point in hippie punching when you're a few days from retirement. -- Centrist sniping at Ocasio-Cortez is so weird. She's a freshman member of the House (about to be) from that liberal enclave, New York City. If we can't have lefties there, we can't have them anywhere...
Ocasio-Cortez Says Claire McCaskill Calling Her A 'Shiny Object' to CNN is 'Disappointing' - The outgoing senator once warned Democrats not to go "so far to the left" (said the basically-Republican Blue Dog fucker "NYC should elect more right-wing assholes like me," she said)
Ocasio-Cortez Says Claire McCaskill Calling Her A 'Shiny Object' to CNN is 'Disappointing' (McFuckkkill literally objectified AOC)

Fears of Republican Power Grab in Michigan Fade as Governor Vetoes Bill - The New York Times - Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan vetoed a bill on Friday that was seen as an effort to limit the power of incoming Democrats (but see that Wisconsin asshle, Rick Scott)

Against the Trumpism of the Center - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A useful reminder that Max Boot remains bad on foreign policy even as his views on other issues have improved post-Trump:
Bomb squad - Anti-Trump conservatives want to reverse the GOP's destruction. But they helped light the fuse. (... and ... the Bootster!)

The Assassination of Robert Kennedy by the Coward Duran Duran - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "he's the Dollar General version of Christopher Hitchens."
Ron Rosenbaum on Twitter: "Get real. He did many good things as a Senator but Teddy Kennedy left Mary Jo to die in that sunken car when--according to the diver who reached her after Teddy slunk away and kept silent she might have been saved if he'd reported the incident immediately. (I interviewed him). https://t.co/8kSMvTBlol"
Bijan Parsia on Twitter: "Note that you seem to be in a classic confirmation bias trap: you misread the original; the misreading triggers strong feelings; the misreading is potentially embarrassing; now you are manufacturing stuff that doesn't exist ...
Max Kennerly on Twitter: "My uncle is innocent! "

Half of Southerners believe the US was founded as 'explicitly Christian,' new poll finds (dimbulb dumbfuck worshipers of Satan)

Alice Walker's Terrible Anti-Semitic Poem Felt Personal == to Her and to Me (see her half-Jewish daughter's feelings about her mom:) "I came very low down in her priorities" , Rebecca wrote in 2008, "after work, political integrity, self-fulfillment, friendships, spiritual life, fame and travel." (shvartse shiksas: will Jews ban the s-word?)
Black Jews Are Being Chased Out Of the Jewish Community By Racism. Here Are Their Stories. 0 The Forward

Misquoting the Talmud: Oral Law - General Response on Ask the Rabbi (but "marriage contracts" for 3-yr olds is kosher and Egyptians are "goyim" apparently)


Massachusetts woman expected to survive after being stabbed by Tinder date : news


boob123456789 comments on December, Regional Collapse Thread.
/u/boob123456789 writes a vignette of living in the collapsing "fly-over" parts of America. : bestof
Poverty Rates of the Total Population by county: 2014 (flyover moochers)
1959 Poverty Rates by Country (oh, for the good old days before coastal elites wrecked the country)
Colonias in Texas: Third-world conditions, slowly improving - HoustonChronicle.com - On the border, American citizens still scrape by without electricity or clean water (give more money to the rich!)

Akloriek comments on Smoking weed


Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: 'Everybody is a potential target' -- "Deepfake" creators are making disturbingly realistic, computer-generated videos with photos taken from the Web, and ordinary women are suffering the damage


City Decides to Destroy 20 Years Worth of Police Misconduct Records : politics - Inglewood -- law previously stated that records should be kept for a minimum of 25 years, but the city decided to change the rule just before the new state law goes into effect, meaning the city can legally shred or discard the case files. Curiously, the city's new resolution only covers files on police shootings, use of force, and administrative reviews, even though the order says that the changes were needed to destroy files that "occupy valuable space, and are of no further use to the police department." (mayor is ex-police chief, wants to bury his crimes, b/c cop)

I ordered a box of crickets from the Internet and it went about as well as you'd expect

[TIL]After a New York lawyer insulted restaurant staff for speaking Spanish in public, people wrote over +2000 1 Star reviews for his office. : todayilearned


'For 30 years I've been obsessed by why children get leukaemia. Now we have an answer - Newly knighted cancer scientist Mel Greaves explains why a cocktail of microbes could give protection against disease ... "The disease tracks with affluence." "For an immune system to work properly, it needs to be confronted by an infection in the first year of life" (America killing off their special snowflakes with disinfectants and fear of the outdoors)
For 30 years I've been obsessed by why children get leukaemia. Now we have an answer

Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, reduces oil production in the skin, which helps prevent acne from forming. But new research has uncovered a previously unknown benefit of the medication. It shifts the skin microbiome of acne patients to more closely resemble that of people with normal skin. : science

Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power. : technology

Men with borderline personality disorder, who are prone to becoming furious at small provocations due to so-called "fast emotional biases" hat lead them to overreact, may have deficiencies in the area of the brain known as the lateral prefrontal cortex, finds a new brain imaging study. (ever look at Trump's head?)

Why is the gravitational constant, a value that is fundemental to so many fields of science, only know to within 4 significant digits? What about this figure is so intrinsically difficult to measure? : askscience

TIL a study was conducted involving separating infant twins through an adoption agency to study nature vs nurture . The twins involved in the experiment were never given knowledge of the study and the findings never published. The records are contained at Yale and will not be released until 2066. : todayilearned

ELI5: How can "infinite" be a possibility? : explainlikeimfive


u/NotEvenAMinuteMan concisely describes the various Cantonese words for penis and what they imply

There are many well known habits people know they should never get into; drugs, drinking, gambling, etc... What are some less well known things or habits that people shouldn't get into? : AskReddit

In 2006, Wendy Williams dug up private medical information, went on air and revealed that rapper Method Man's wife was battling cancer, which was something her own family members didn't even know about yet. Wendy Williams continues to have a talk show to this day. : videos

What's the most awkward situation you've ever been in with a stranger? : AskReddit

TIL King Edward I of England built the largest trebuchet ever made called "the Warwolf". The Scots inside the castle surrendered by the mere sight of it but Edward used it anyways because it was so awesome and wanted to see it in action. : todayilearned




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Anything Good Happening on the Environmental Front? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - 2018 has been a horrifying year for anyone who cares about the environment. If you are honest with yourself, you know that your children and grandchildren are going to live worse lives than you are. But if you want to try and hold on to some level of optimism, here are some things you can point to:

The Thinnest Skins In Media In 2018 | HuffPost - Their diapers runneth over.
The top 10 books of 2018 - The Washington Post

In Spite Of Its Efforts, Facebook Is Still The Home Of Hugely Viral Fake News - A BuzzFeed News analysis found that 50 of the biggest fake stories of 2018 generated roughly 22 million total shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.

California organizers cancel Women's March due to 'overwhelmingly white' participlants (too many white bitches, so we're staying home)

Delivery of Union-Tribune and other newspapers affected by computer virus - The San Diego Union-Tribune ("across the country")

Egyptian forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed | Reuters

German 'Islamic State' wife charged with murder of 5-year-old slave - German prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old woman with taking a 5-year-old girl as a slave in Syria and then letting the child die of thirst. The German had traveled to the Middle East to join the "Islamic State"

Indea's new transgender bill mandates "screening test" for gender identification

On the Front Line of the Saudi War in Yemen: Child Soldiers From Darfur - The New York Times
Boy dies after Yemeni mom fought US travel ban to reach him


Trump's Disgraceful Betrayal of the Kurds

A Troubling Pattern of Personal Diplomacy : Trump has a tendency to agree spontaneously to requests pitched by foreign leaders. ("diplomacy" = "sell out")
The Obama Double Standard on Vimeo

Trump Takes No Responsibility For Two Migrant Children Who Died in Border Patrol Custody - The president used the deaths of two children as a political talking point on Twitter.
Donald Trump Sticks it to Neoliberal Elites Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money Trump's tweets on children dying in U.S. custody are a new low


Mueller appears to respond early in subpoena fight at Supreme Court : politics
New Jersey AG has obtained evidence of possible crimes at Trump's golf club -- and Mueller, FBI are involved in probe
Trump transition team under Mueller's microscrope - Jared Kushner, Mike Flynn, Carter Page and Jeff Sessions. Also Trump and J.D Gordon. (lock them all up for the rest of their lives)
Here's what we learned about Team Trump's ties to Russian interests (March 2018, they are all commie traitors and spies)
Is the Michael Cohen 'Progue' Story True? - The reporters behind it are either the new Woodward and Bernstein -- or the new Judith Miller. - The stakes are immense. If the McClatchy story is validated, it would strongly suggest that Mueller has evidence that in 2016 Trump sent his personal lawyer and fixer to Europe to meet with a high-ranking Kremlin official.
Russian Ex-Spy Pressured Manafort Over Debts to an Oligarch | Time

Trump's focus on pleasing his most ardent supporters raises questions about reelection strategy
Leon Panetta: Five lessons that never seem to be learned from shutting down the government - The Washington Post
Did Trump blow the shutdown?
White House to Freeze Pay for Federal Workers in 2019 - Those serving in the military generally not affected by executive order

Video compilation shows 30 times Trump repeated 'Fox & Friends' talking points in 2018 (Faux President Fox)
Retiring Republican gets real about Fox News: "Sean Hannity yelled fire and [Trump] fell in line" (Pres Sean and his fat orange puppet)
Tucker Carlson's Show Sheds Advertisers After Immigration Comments: Report (fat face is failing)
JFK Secret Societies Speech (full version) - YouTube

Alan Dershowitz complains anti-Trump bias is keeping him off CNN: 'It's a tragedy' (octogenarian Dershofuck is entitled to your tv screen so he can spread Trumpster's lies) )


New Studies Show Pundits Are Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics | The Nation - Far from being a sophisticated propaganda campaign, it was small, amateurish, and mostly unrelated to the 2016 election. (does the Nation still have Russian ties?)


House GOP quietly ends probe into FBI's 2016 decisions (Chaffetz/Gowdy and Bengghhaazzziii! but Hillary was a real witch, so "shrug")
Trump-Russia: Republican probe of alleged FBI bias ends 'with a whimper' - Committee chairs issue just a letter rather than final report after inquiry that was condemned as ploy to undermine Robert Mueller - House judiciary chairman Robert Goodlatte and oversight chairman Trey Gowdy, who are retiring next week (evil fuckers)
Trump-Russia: Republican probe of alleged FBI bias ends 'with a whimper' : Schiff: "not with a bang, but with a Friday, buried-in-the-holidays whimper, and one foot out the door."


'You Control Nothing' : House Republicans Brace for Life in the Minority

Think Congress Was Bad This Year? Just Wait Till 2019. | HuffPost - A prolonged stalemate over border wall funding doesn't bode well for lawmakers' task of raising the debt ceiling next year.


Scott Walker's parting gift: A corporate welfare deal costing each Wisconsin taxpayer $1,800 (enjoy your tax, suckers)

Former North Carolina County Official Makes New Allegations Of Election Fraud | HuffPost - Jens Lutz says the board received multiple forged requests for absentee ballots, including one on behalf of a dead person. (Republican shit is deep)


Trump's Latino Base - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But Latinos voted for Trump at a higher rate than they did for Romney and he has held a reasonable base, despite openly demonizing them. Why? Evangelicalism is a huge reason: ... In November's elections, 32 percent of Latinos voted for Republicans ... "I think the president has good, Christian principles," said Jose Larios, a parks worker.
Evangelicals - Evangelicals V. Mainline Protestants | The Jesus Factor | FRONTLINE | PBS

Christian nationalists are trying to seize power -- "Project Blitz" the long-term plan aimed at maximizing the Christian right's power and influence - In the 2016 election, Trump got 81 percent support from white evangelical Christians ... 'religious vote' for Trump was primarily the result of Christian nationalism ... unmoored from traditional moral import emphasizing only its notions of exclusion and apocalyptic war and conquest (good Satangelicals)


A Woman's Rights (just an extension of the fetus)


Alleged leader of Lev Tahor charged with kidnapping in New York State | CBC News - U.S. Justice Department charged 4 members of the ultra-orthodox sect with kidnapping of minors (after they kidnapped your tax money and .. chlld rape)
Alleged leader of Lev Tahor charged with kidnapping in New York State : news

A retired Army 2-star is heading to trial on charges that he raped his daughter : news (child rape not a crime in the Army until lately and raped children have to report within 5 yrs or forgetaboutit ... and, he voted for Trumpster)

Southern California Pastor Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation : news
Prosecutor sues Justice Department over schizophrenic college student shot 59 times by officers : news
Illegal killing of mountain lion gets Colorado man convicted of felony : news
Police arrest Oregon woman after racist slurs, knife threats caught on video | oregonlive.com

Bre Payton, 26-Year-Old Political Journalist, Dies Suddenly After Being Diagnosed With Swine Flu : news (H1N1)

He Hawks Young Blood As A New Miracle Treatment. All That's Missing Is Proof. - Jesse Karmazin claims he can fight aging, and a lot of people want to believe him. (hahaha vampire Thiel lurking in the shadows)

'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' : Netflix's Choose Your Own Adventure Movie Is a Gimmicky Disappointment

Your Cash Is No Good Here. Literally. - WSJ - Massachusetts is the only state that currently requires retailers to accept cash.

California Becomes First State to Ban Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits : politics
One day before New Year's Eve, Utah will implement the strictest DUI law in the country : news

Couple sue Vermont gynecologist for fathering child : news


TIL about ''Gvbekli Tepe'' The first temple on earth, predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years. : todayilearned
The 12,000 Year old Comet that Landed on TEDTalksand Erased Ancient Civilization - Greenland Crater - YouTube

Swedish researchers present model of the universe as an expanding bubble in an extra dimension : science
Researchers have devised a new model for the Universe - one that may solve the enigma of dark energy. Their new article, published in Physical Review Letters, proposes a new structural concept for a universe that rides on an expanding bubble in an additional dimension. : science

People adopt made-up social rules to be part of a group - It happens when the rule is useless and nobody will ever meet anyone affected by it, finds a new Nature Human Behaviour study.


More science than you think is retracted. Even more should be. - The Washington Post

TIL Of the Nazi drug D-IX that allowed test subjects to march 56 miles per day while carrying a 44 lb. backpack : todayilearned

The best science fiction book I've ever read -- Ian Banks' Culture series


Chinese click farm giving fake ratings and view counts online : videos
Australian baking Youtuber Amm Reardon discusses the demise of authentic content due to content farms : videos




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What the stock market crash means for the climate | Grist
Power Plant Explosion Casts New Light On New York's Dirty Fuel Addictions
After Back-to-Back Hurricanes, North Carolina Reconsiders Climate Change | InsideClimate News - In a state where lawmakers once rejected sea level rise warnings, polls show a growing concern among residents and a desire for better policies. (remember when they banned the words "sea" and "level?" - stupid comes with a tax)

NASA's Close Encounter With Mysterious Space Object Will Make History On New Year's Day | HuffPost

You Can't Understand The Brutal Reality Of Gun Violence Until You Hear It From Doctors - The NRA tried to push doctors out of the gun debate. They responded with raw accounts from the front lines of the crisis.

(31) Barack Obama - Posts (fucking Facebook, Barry?)
7 Striking Photos That Sum Up Our Turbulent World In 2018 | HuffPost -- "I am doing this because you adults are shitting on my future"
2018: The Year In Ideas: A Review Of Ideas | HuffPost - From the foremost thinkers of thoughts in America.
TV of 2018 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Pompeo heading to Brazil for inauguration of far-right president - The Washington Post

China's African debt-trap: Beijing prepares to seize Kenya's port of Mombasa : news

Four cousins shot dead in Pakistan over 'family honour' on orders of village council, police say - More than 1,000 women are killed every year in the conservative, Muslim-majority country over suspicions they engaged in relationships that went against the family's wishes. (fucking Muzfucks)


How Russia's military intelligence agency became the covert muscle in Putin's duels with the West

#MAGA : a consolation devoutly to be wished
#TrumpTantrum hashtag on Twitter
News about #ShutdownStories on Twitter

Eschaton: 15 Years Later - In 2058, President Sebastian Gorka, Jr. is gonna be visiting The Troops in Iraq and I will, from my life support system, be able to ask the question for the final time: Why are we in Iraq?


Trump Iraq Visit Is Called a Political Rally - The New York Times - "When that starts happening, it's like the politicalization of the judicial branch" (which is a done deal and troops support me!)
'Embarrassing' and 'entirely inappropriate' : One of the most highly decorated former US Army generals blasts Trump's visit with US troops in Iraq (yeah, fuck you norms, normie)

Mollie Tibbetts' mother listened as Trump used her slain daughter to rail against illegal immigration. Then she took a different path. - The Washington Post

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Seized Russian Trolls' 'Nude Selfies' - The special counsel turned over reams of material from the email and social media accounts of accused Russian trolls
Accused Russian Troll Farm Casually Mentions Mueller 'Collected a Nude Selfie' ("witch hunt" they claim)
Russian operatives were promoting sex toys on Instagram to sow discord in the US : trollfare

Russians launched pro-Jill Stein social media blitz to help Trump win election, reports say : politics (fucking little commie traitor) "The recount money raised by Stein (which this very subreddit was happy to repeatedly signal-boost and champion) has been used to pay Stein's egal expenses and even her campaign staff" (Putin's handmaiden and lying grifter)
Has anyone else noticed how frequently RTs use the word "Y'all?" : trollfare
#TrollTracker: How To Spot Russian Trolls -- Some clues which identify probable Kremlin accounts

Giuliani struggles to keep his story straight on Mueller cooperation | MSNBC - First, Rudy Giuliani isn't exactly excelling as a prominent member of the president's legal defense team (only the best incompetent liars)

Jemele Hill says calling Trump a white supremacist is like 'saying water is wet' (it's the best, wettest, water, from the standpoint of water!)
The comical incompetence of President Trump : politics ... "It's as comical as watching the Three Stooges running a nuclear power plant."


Government shutdown: Feds could do carpentry to pay rent, agency says (sweep streets, beg for space change)
Trump Administration Suggests Furloughed Workers Do Chores for Landlords to Help Pay Rent : politics ("they could clean toilets and stuff")
Senators are getting paid during the government shutdown. Many low-wage contractors aren't
Don Lemon airs 2013 clip of Trump saying Obama should be 'fired' over shutdown
Has the GOP retreated into a world of make-believe? The shutdown debate will tell us. - The Washington Post
Trump DOJ Lawyers Won't Work Amid Shutdown. Judges Say They Must - Bloomberg
Eschaton: Doesn't Care - Unless the shutdown affects somebody that knows somebody on Fox&Friends, Trump's the honey badger. Hey don't care.
Trump Is Losing the Government Shutdown Fight in a Rout ... Nevertheless, a president with a 40 percent approval rating -- who just suffered a historic rebuke in a midterm election -- should not be sacrificing his standing with the general public for the sake of waging a doomed crusade on behalf of his loyalists. (you mean, Fox News!)
No, President Trump. Reagan didn't try to build a wall (St Ronnie wanted more carnage at the border, not less)

Attn. Mr. President: 6 days until Speaker Pelosi (Nancy Smash comin' for you, Fat Donnie)
Team Trump Gleeful That Shutdown Will Hijack Pelosi's Big Moment - aides see a debate being waged on his issues, not hers, and they couldn't be happier ("distract her from investigations" hahaha that'll work)

Opinion | The Inevitability of Impeachment - The New York Times - Even Republicans may be deciding that the president has become too great a burden to their party or too great a danger to the country. (impeach, convict, imprison, execute)
Trump Impeachment Is 'Inescapable' Says Watergate Journalist, President Is 'Out of Control'
Trump Can Be Defeated In Spite of the Constitution - Lawyers, Guns & Money
House Democrats scoop up lawyers to power Trump investigations - CNNPolitics (so many crimes, so little time)
Robert Mueller Won't Decide Trump's Fate in 2019. Mitch McConnell Will. - The president has little to fear so long as one person, whose only concern is maximizing the power of the Republican Party, stands behind him.

Trump's New Judges Are Everything Conservatives Hoped For And Liberals Feared - Judges confirmed to federal appeals courts in the past two years are already staking out strong positions on guns, abortion, political speech, and agency power.

The Chart That Shows the Price Tag for Trump's Obamacare Sabotage - If You're middle class and looking for insurance through the health law, chances are you're paying a penalty courtesy of the G.O.P. (fuck off and die, suckers)

Trump did what he always does and changed his mind. Why was Congress surprised? - The Washington Post - The only way to deal with Donald Trump is to not do deals with Donald Trump. The private sector has learned this; when will Congress?


Eschaton: What's A Banana Cost? - I'd think the semi-richie riches (I don't mean the billionaires, just the upper upper upper middle class types) should have some logic circuit in their brain which spits out a readout saying, "If I can't live on $400,000 per year, it must be hard to live on $30,000!" but they never seem to get to that point.
Employers and Their Lackeys Have Lied About the Minimum Wage Since 1938 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed by Franklin Roosevelt in 1938, employers were apoplectic. The minimum wage would destroy America! It will lead to layoffs! It will undermine the freedom of Americans to make the wage they want, which somehow is less than minimum wage guidelines!
What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle - Bloomberg - An initial study said the increase to $15 would cost workers jobs and hours. That didn't happen (it never does)

Why the Bernie Movement Must Crush Beto O'Rourke - Sanders attracts the intense support of a small left-wing intellectual vanguard who see American politics in fundamentally different terms than most Democrats do. The primary struggle in American politics as they see it is not between liberalism and conservatism, but between socialism and capitalism.
"Trump Got Lucky" : Why G.O.P. Insiders Fear Beto and Biden Over Warren and Sanders - Republicans are happy to run against any progressive who tries to compete with Trump at the game he perfected. But they desperately fear another Barack Obama. (what does that even mean?)
Beto's towering advantage in the 2020 Democratic primary

/u/lemon_meringue explains the overriding goal of the Republican Party : bestof ("starve the beast" hello Charlie Baker and regulatory capture)
Kochtopus | INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION

North Carolina Elections Board Dissolves, Adding New Chaos in House Race - The New York Times (when all else fails, plus why was the court "angry" NYT?)


A correction to the correction - Lawyers, Guns & Money (NRO gets caught with its dick up its butt, has to delete dick) ... victory for reichwing failsons and faildaughters...
How Your Generating Campus PC Panics With Bullshit Random Andecdotes Sausage Gets Made - Lawyers, Guns & Money


White Referee Fired After Forcing Black Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks : news
New Jersey school district won't compete in events officiated by ref who forced wrestler to cut his dreadlocks : news
High School Wrestling Ref Who Called Colleague The N-Word Makes Black Wrestler Cut Off His Dreadlocks

Lauderhill man brings loaded assault rifle into store over dispute on cigarette price WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale


Woman who claimed to be God robs mail truck, flees on tricycle, deputies say : news


The impact homelessness and the opioid crisis are having on San Francisco streets - CNN
Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreaks Are Exposing Crumbling U.S. Public Health Infrastructure | HuffPost

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics - BBC News (will form the "Celebrity Dimbulb Party" and run with Kim K)


New York City Traffic Deaths Set to Hit 100-Year Low - WSJ - City officials credit traffic initiatives for reducing road deaths, on pace to fall for fifth consecutive year (remember when Bloomberg paid you to kill pedestrians?)


In New Hampshire, a clash over marijuana and libertarianism - The Boston Globe -- Live free or die. Unless, that is, your idea of freedom involves marijuana. (hahaha Sununu Jr.)

'Better dead than coed' : Deerfield Academy confronts its male-only past

911 outage continues for Mass. residents - The Boston Globe

More than 130 crashes reported Friday around Fitchburg, parts of N.H. - The Boston Globe


A drug used to treat PTSD may actually be harmful, a new study suggests. Prazosin is sometimes used to treat PTSD-related nightmares and insomnia that can increase suicide risk, but the drug may actually make nightmares and insomnia worse and not reduce suicidal thoughts in PTSD patients. : science


ELI5:Why Asia has such a high demand for endangered species body parts for traditional medicine, when some of these animals are not traditionally found in Asia eg the African Elephant, Giraffe or Rhino. : explainlikeimfive
HDYhMI7.jpg - Stalin is suspicious of doctors
Mao Zedong and the Resurgence of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Leonard Norkin Virology Site (Mao the Dong genocided half of chinese intelligencia and doctors, thought Western medicine was anti-revolutionary, so he brough back traditional Chinese Bullshit Medicine, which required genociding who branchs of the animal kingdom : the roots and branches of evil)


Netflix Takes Interactive Storytelling to the Next Level With Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Anyone as annoyed by how poor the lending process is for library ebooks as I am? : books
xsy
Karens of reddit, how's your life as a 'karen'? : AskReddit
Half-Chinese redditor brilliantly explains why Chinese values are so different from Western values : bestof (and then the Chinese mod deleted it haha)


(31) Mark Zuckerberg - For 2018, my personal challenge has been to focus on addressing some of the most important issues facing our community -- (how do I keep track of all my lies?)




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Opinion | Trump Imperils the Planet - The New York Times - the administration is taking the country, and the world, backward.
Environmental Crisis in North Dakota, Elsewhere Shows Republican Party Must Be Defeated as Presently Constituted - Our new environmental reality was not inevitable. It is, in many cases, the result of public policy. (death to the Necromongers)
Mount Etna Volcano Eruption and Earthquake Cause Christmas Chaos: In Pictures
2018 will be the first year with no violent tornadoes in the United States - The Washington Post

Colin O'Brady Completes Crossing of Antarctica With Final 32-Hour Push ... essentially tacking an ultramarathon onto the 53rd day of an already unprecedented journey

Holiday sales: Retailers gifted with best shopping season in 6 years


Iran's Economic Crisis Drags Down the Middle Class Almost Overnight - economy is in a shambles, savaged by years of mismanagement and renewed economic sanctions.

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdrawal after Trump visit - ABC News
Iraqi lawmakers criticize Trump visit as blow to Iraqi sovereignty | Reuters - and lawmakers said a meeting between Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was canceled due to a disagreement over venue.
Trump Takes a War-Zone Victory Lap -- And Trips - The president used his first visit to Iraq to defend his decision to outsource the ISIS fight to a fickle ally. It wasn't a very convincing case.
How Trump gave away his secret war zone trip - POLITICO - trip to Iraq was supposed to be a surprise. But the White House couldn't keep the sensitive trip a secret for long. (blunderbus)
Donald Trump Twitter Account Video Reveals Covert U.S. Navy SEAL Deployment During Iraq Visit (Tre45on on stage)
Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule - CNNPolitics

Trump's Feel-Good Troops Visit Also Featured a Flabbergasting Lie and a Serious Security Breach
Trump Put U.S. Troops In a 'Very Bad Position' By Politicizing His Iraq Visit, Retired General Says
Trump flubs another routine presidential task - The Washington Post - Trump has the obnoxious habit of using American military personnel as props, an audience for highly partisan attacks. Every other person to hold the office has understood that the military must be beyond politics; the apolitical military is a critical difference between Western democracies and thuggish regimes. Worst of all, Trump deployed the troops at the border in pre-election stunt to rile up his xenophobic base.

Homeland Security Chief Faults Parents, 'Open Border' Supporters In Migrant Kids' Deaths -- Kirstjen Nielsen (lying face of evil says parents and "carnage at the borders" are to blame, not her)
'Beyond Repulsive' Outrage After Trump DHS Secretary Blames 'Parent' and Open Borders' Advocates for Deaths of Children in US Custody
Migrant Detention Center Conditions Are 'subhuman,' ' Like an Episode of Locked Up Abroad' Says Democratic Congressman (Obama was even worse and the "press" ignored it)
Why the Hell Are We Locking Up Migrant Kids at All?
$800 Million in Taxpayer Money Went to Private Prisons Where Migrants Work for Pennies (Republicans love slave labor)

Trump's presidency has changed Washington, defied convention
Who's afraid of the MAGA mob? Only Trump.

Trump's Popularity Revisits Low as Government Agencies Shut Down -- Plurality of voters say president mostly to blame for funding lapse amid fight over border wall -- 39% approve of Trump, 56% don't -- matching nadir of his popularity in August 2017, after Charlottesville protests. - 43% plurality says he is mostly to blame for shutdown; 53% also say he didn't do enough to stop it

Trump claims without evidence that 'most of the people not getting paid' in partial government shutdown are Democrats' ("And I would fire them all if I could but not paying them is almost as good")
Trump now claims most furloughed workers 'are Democrats'
End of Government Shutdown May Depend on the Definition of 'Wall' (Dems will reopen government on 1/3)
The Government May Be Shut Down, But Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Mar-a-Lago Party Tents : politics
xsy Trump tries to steer shutdown focus to financial impact for Democrats ("Republicans don't work," he said)
The Shutdown Could End Tomorrow But Dealing With Trump Is Like Negotiating With a Criminal (wonder why that is?) With the tact of a rhinoceros in a bong shop, president Trump seems to have totally forgotten that he has complete control of Congress until January rolls around.

Trump apparently didn't read Mattis' resignation letter until cable news made a big deal of it (no no, he still didn't read it, stop pretending he can read, he just listened to Fox's 2-syllable-max translation) ... The darkest of comedies. This dude doesn't listen to his own advisors. But listens to the man on the television.

Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting
Report Puts Cohen in Prague and Collusion on the Table
Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting : politics
Cell Data Reportedly Placed Cohen Phone in Prague | Law & Crime - While Cohen vehemently denied being there, cell phone data indicates otherwise ... The cell phone data is significant because it lends at least a degree of credence to the Steele Dossier (hahaha the only unverified part is the pee tape)
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting : politics
Scott Stedman on Twitter: "Two sources tell me that at least one major news org (perhaps two) have confirmation of the Cohen/Prague trip and are working on reports."

Giuliani calls for Mueller to be investigated for destruction of FBI evidence | TheHill - defense lawyer pointedly accused Mueller's office of destroying evidence by allowing text messages from now-fired FBI official Peter Strzok and his FBI lover, Lisa Page, to be erased in the Russia probe. (haha, always stupid Fuckiani)


MSNBC IS THE #1 CABLE NEWS NETWORK FOR WEEK OF DEC. 17, BEATING FOX NEWS FOR 1ST TIME IN 17 YEARS | NBCUniversal Media Village - MSNBC Also Tops FOX News in A25-54 for 1st Time Since 2001
MSNBC Beats Fox News in Weekly Cable News Ratings for First Time Since 2000 - The Daily Beast


The Obamas are America'ss most admired man and woman (eciptsing Hillary)


Probe of Trump's charity could crash 'like a Mack Truck' into his real estate empire -- There seems to be entanglements in terms of people and probably in terms of money (well, ya don't say)


Trump's 'Apprentics' Jouney in Reality: Wouldn't You Like to F*ck Her?' -- A speed read of a New Yorker profile of Mark Burnett reveals more about the existence (or not) of new Trump tapes, and the man who saw the presidency as just another game for TV.

Fox News Host Sean Hannity Has Seen His Ratings Fall as Buddy Donald Trump's Problems Have Increased (shadow VP) show had an average of 2.76 million viewers from the midterms until December 17, a 19 percent drop compared to the previous month ... ratings fell 30 percent among viewers who were 25 to 54
Fox News host Sean Hannity has seen his ratings fall as buddy Donald Trump's problems have increased : politics

From Trump to Brett Kavanaugh to Les Moonves: How the childish masculinity of aging men took over America in 2018. -The Year of the Old Boys - It's hard to overstate the extent to which childish masculinity revealed itself in 2018 as the engine of power in America. ... This year we saw with startling clarity that what many of the nation's powerful men share is less talent and vision than arbitrary cruelty, pleasure in retribution, bullying, shouting, sneering, a sense that they're above consequences, and an unusual dependence on golf -- the traits of aging manchildren. (ommited the Old White Boys part and the literal dick-waving, but yeah)
Living in An Old Boy's World - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "They peered into the face of Donald Trump and saw themselves in all their glorious awfulness. That's why they continue to be all in. They don't worship Trump as their leader. They worship Trump as themselves."


California Republican Party fractured after 2018 election | McClatchy Washington Bureau - The California Republican Party had 14 of 53 congressional seats before the 2018 election and next year will have seven. (Republicans are pissed that Democrats got to vote)

'Deportation bus' candidate reports to jail following indictment - State senator and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams turned himself into Hall County jail Wednesday, days after news broke that he had been indicted on charges that included insurance fraud.


As national Women's March leaders face claims of anti-Semitism, Chicago group says it won't host January march, citing costs ... an event that for the past two years drew hundreds of thousands of supporters to Grant Park in concert with similar marches across the globe ... following accusations of anti-Semitism and scrutiny of its ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. (Mallory needed to pay herself a lot of money)

Jeffrey Epstein still managed to be shocking even in a year full of heinous men ... "Throughout his ordeal, Epstein maintained the air that there was nothing sordid about his actions. His wealth seems to have endowed him with utter shamelessness, the emperor's new clothes with an erection" (Lolita Express, Pedo Force 1)
In a Year Full of Heinous Men, Jeffrey Epstein Still Managed to Be Shocking : politics
Manhattan DA sided with pedophile after botching investigation - Assistant DA Jennifer Gaffney, then-deputy chief of Cyrus Vance Jr
Bill Clinton's name found 21 times in rich sex offender's phone book

Elizabeth Wurtzel on Discovering the Truth About Her Parents ... My mother had to take the side entrance into the Random House office building with all the other women. (Prozac Nation and Coke Nation and Heroin Nation) "I have spent my whole life driving people crazy."


Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018 - ABC News - as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. (hello, Fuckachusetts)
One year of legal pot sales and California doesn't have the bustling industry it expected. Here's why -- Retailers and growers say they've been stunted by complex regulations, high taxes and decisions by most cities to ban cannabis shops. At the same time, many residents are going to city halls and courts to fight pot businesses they see as nuisances, and police chiefs are raising concerns about crime triggered by the marijuana trade. (sound familiar? )


Why PewDiePie, Youtube's Biggest Star Can't Be Canceled




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Dan Rather asks Trump what's more 'marginal' : 'Believing in Santa at age 7 or not believing in climate change at age 72?'

You Can't Understand The Brutal Reality Of Gun Violence Until You Hear It From Doctors -- The NRA tried to push doctors out of the gun debate. They responded with raw accounts from the front lines of the crisis. (gunfuckers)
'What if someone was shooting?' - More than 4 million children endured lockdowns last school year, a groundbreaking Washington Post analysis found. The experience left many traumatized. (NRA says they deserved it for not being armed)
The failed leadership of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel


British-Iranian Scholar Returns Home After Detention - The New York Times - A prominent British-Iranian scholar detained in Iran since April has returned to Britain, according to an advocacy organization he helped found. The scholar, Abbas Edalat -- He is a founder of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran. (dumbfuck Islamonuts fucked themselves)

On the Surface, Hungary Is a Democracy. But What Lies Underneath? - The New York Times (asshole Nazis all the way down b/c history is hard)

Arms Sales to Saudis Leave American Fingerprints on Yemen's Carnage (thanks, Barry)

Hezbollah Leaders Targeted, Reportedly Hit in Israeli Airstrike, U.S. Official Says

Queen's speech in front of lavish gold piano blasted for being 'out of touch' - Queen Elizabeth referred to Brexit in her Christmas day message as she sat beside a golden piano

Selling Real Estate in Russia? Are You Crazy? - The New York Times - As closing day approached, the couple had one task to complete. Each would need a certificate of sanity from a psychologist. (deep in the Putinocracy)
Russia Considers Constitution Changes as Putin Faces Term Limits - Bloomberg - parliament raised the possibility of changing the constitution as speculation grows that the Kremlin is considering ways to allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power beyond the end of his current term, when current law requires him to step down. (dictator-for-life!)

I thought fraud in reporting was done for. I was wrong. - The Washington Post ... Not until 2004, two years after Kelley had been honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist, did USA Today figure out he had been fabricating and plagiarizing since 1991 ... Ugly Americans, and American ugliness, crop up repeatedly in Relotius's articles (irony is he was lazy, didn't have to invent this shit)

Opinion | America Needs a Privacy Law - The New York Times - An expert on data privacy says the United States lags behind Europe.
2018 Was A Terrible Year For The Press | HuffPost - From the death of Jamal Khashoggi to Donald Trump's attacks on journalists.
UN Special Rapporteur: Donald Trump 'worst perpetrator' of fake news


No More Bread and Water: U.S. Navy Scraps an Age-Old Penalty - The New York Times (Navy stuck in the 1800's, see Admirals' Revolt)


Remember the Big Story in the Russia Scandal: Donald Trump Betrayed America : politics (does that mean ... firing squad time?)
American Dad! - ollie north - YouTube
6c2otvgeqwc01.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 W 684 pixels) - Scaled (109%)

Donald Trump has been avoiding war zones for 50 years : politics
Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq to See American Troops : politics (shamed into it)


WSJ: Acting AG lied on resume about 'Academic All-Amefrican' honors
Acting AG Matthew Whitaker falsely claimed 'All-American' academic honors on resume, government forms (the stupid American honor, below 3.3)
t Lawmakers demand probe of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's 'sweetheart deal'


Eschaton - They can choose the particulars, but given what we basically know about Trump's financial crime empire and blatant violations of the emoluments clause, if Trump isn't impeachable then...would any president be? And if not prosecutable and not impeachable then lol nothing matters. The next one will know that, too. -- Of course the Senate is not going to convict, but that's on them.

Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam? - The New York Times (5-star General Bonespurs!)

Dow soars 750 points, erases losses from worst Christmas Eve ever : news
Economic growth is slowing all around the world - The Washington Post
As Market Rout Continues, Trump Stands Firm on Fed, Border Wall - WSJ

Trump signals no end to shutdown: 'You have to have a wall' ($5bn wall between his brain and reality)
After Christmas, The Government Shutdown Is Just Getting Started | HuffPost - Asked when the government would reopen fully, Trump said he couldn't say
Trump lawyers, citing shutdown, ask court for delay in emoluments case : politics

Eschaton: Don't Know Nothing - One can't always distinguish between the lies, the shifting incentives, and the ignorance. And Trump is right sometimes even when he's wrong! -- He's right about the Fed chair ... I don't know what to make of his strong dollar gibberish. Like many people Trump thinks a "strong dollar" is good because it's our dollar and strong is better than weak. It isn't that simple.

Opinion | A Gutted I.R.S. Makes the Rich Richer - The New York Times - With enforcement enfeebled, as much as 20 percent of potential tax revenues go uncollected. (they still have enough money to audit poor people, though)
Ho ho ho: IRS cuts audits of rich, steps up audits of poor after budget cuts | Salon.com (oh look)


Don Jr. Mocked With Birthday Party Starring Alleged Ex | HuffPost - Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine and tireless troll of President Donald Trump, will throw the soirie at his Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve


Eschaton: Toblerone Fatwa - The nutty right is upset because Toblerone certified its chocolate "halal" in Europe. It's mostly like labeling beef "gluten free." Fair enough, but there wasn't really much doubt. -- For awhile a certain online nutcase whose name rhymes with Gam Peller was obsessed with the cruelty of halal slaughter, which whatever one thinks about it is identical to kosher slaughter in terms of what the animal experiences. Particular involvement of religious authorities differ, of course. -- I bring up the latter because this type of stupidity is not new. More people aware of it now.


Black Voters, a Force in Democratic Politics, Are Ready to Make Themselves Heard - The New York Times

Defying election results, Republicans balk at voter-approved state laws | MSNBC
Defying election results, Republicans balk at voter-approved state laws : politics

North Carolina 9th District voter fraud scandal: new evidence emerges - Vox - The Republican candidate who won in November likely won't be seated before an official hearing in January.
More evidence piles up in North Carolina election fraud scandal : politics


Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey includes video evidence, Massachusetts State Police report says : news (was in character?)
Kevin Spacey's Bizarre House of Cards-inspired Video Racks Up 4.5M Views in 24 Hours. Meanwhile, Netflix had no comment. : television

Cop Fends Off Menacing Group in NYC Subway Station, Is Praised for Restraint : news

Manhunt underway after gunman kills officer during traffic stop in Northern California: Police - ABC News

Lakewood woman hunts down porch pirate, records confrontation on video : news


A new study shows 7 key features shared by both social anxiety and depression: irritability, feelings of worthlessness, mood instability, depressed mood, positive affect, social avoidance, and social fear. The key "bridging" symptom in the new model proved to be feelings of worthlessness.


What's the adult version of "there is no Santa Claus"?


How Much of the Internet Is Fake?
How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually. : technology




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Some parts of Western US have had a 41% reduction in the yearly maximum mass of snow, according to new research, the first time anyone has assessed the trend at the 2.5-mile by 2.5-mile pixel level over the 35-year period from 1982 to 2016. : science (too many dots for simple minds)

Indonesia tsunami caused by collapse of volcano : WTF
ArcGIS - Major Cities Near Active Volcanic Threat

What are concepts that are really simple but people just can't seem to understand? : AskReddit


Dutch church clocks up 1,400 hours to prevent family being deported - CNN

The Catholic Church scandal casts a shadow over the season. But Christmas is a time for hope. - The Washington Post (the ring is so gay)


Ex-Mossad Head: Russia Decided Trump Was Their Best Candidate, and Ran Him for President : politics (Israel is mad about Trump giving Syria to Iran)
Russia's Secret Weapon? America's Idiocracy

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you - The Oatmeal

An 8-year-old migrant has died in U.S. custody on Christmas Day - The Washington Post
US says 2nd Guatemalan child dies in immigration custody
ICE dumps hundreds of migrants with nowhere to go at a bus station on eve of Christmas without warning shelters : politics (away in the manger)
Ocasio-Cortez sends Christmas greeting to 'refugee babies in maners' (why is it always and only AOC?)
TSA moving toward floppy-ear airport dog force because pointy-ear dogs 'scare children'

Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime - Though he called military personnel on Tuesday, Trump did not visit a hospital or a military base.
Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime : politics

Trump Is Reportedly Considering Firing Mnuchin Over Stock Market Woes : politics (his reality show strategy -- when ratings tank, fire somebody +Kelly's absence)

Government shutdown: Donald Trump, Democrats at odds over border wall -- Government shutdown, day 4: Pelosi blames Trump for using 'scare tactics' over border wall
Shutdown Takes The Twinkle Out Of National Christmas Tree | HuffPost - Resolving the impasse seems unlikely before Thursday, when the House and Senate return. (Trumps sticks it to the "coastal elites' b/c stupid Iowa farmers could care less about "government" unless it's paying them for their idiotic decision to vote for Trumpster and get tariffed)
Side hustles and family loans help federal workers weather the shutdown - The Washington Post

Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal' - ABC News
Trump hands out lumps of coal to enemies on Christmas Eve | TheHill
'I am all alone' : An isolated Trump unleashes a storm of Yuletide gloom
I Want to Live In A Tacky Gold-Plated Building On the Upper East Side And Never Go Out in the Street - Lawyers, Guns & Money

MSNBC Trolls Rudy Giuliani With 'Most Outrageous Diversion' From Mueller Probe Award - Two of the three contenders were President Donald Trump himself. ("The truth is not the truth" "My lies are the truth")

Democrat wants to block Paul Ryan's gym access during government shutdowns
Trump's 'poor me' Christmas Eve tweet draws mockery as 800,000 federal workers go without pay
Donald Trump was a 'Serial Failure' and 'Daddy's little welfare case,' MSNBC Host Says
Why the Trump presidency will end poorly - Los Angeles Times

What the Fall of the Roman Republic Can Teach Us About America - The New York Times

In Maine, a political sea change as a new governor prepares to take over from LePage - The Boston Globe


16,932 people have lost Medicaid coverage under Arkansas's work requirements - Some of the worst fears about Medicaid work requirements are coming true. (also, the Republican plan to make people suffer as much as possible)

Surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis : news


Gritty's evolution from googly-eyed hockey mascot to meme to leftist avatar, explained -- On our burning hunger for moral clarity and the unexplainable heart of the universe.
Todd VanDerWerff on Twitter: "Anyway, back to Gritty, Explained. "


California Gov. Brown orders new DNA tests in Kevin Cooper murder case : news ... Good to know that Senator Kamala Harris, who previously denied this man the chance to have DNA testing and refused to allow him a chance to prove himself when she was California's attorney general, gives a shit now that she's an elected Senate politician who has to care about appearances. She 'regrets' not allowing it now, per other articles. Yeah. Uh-huh. I'm sure that means a lot to a man you doomed to being locked away on death row for years and years. (not the only skeleton in her closet and Jerry Brown, attorney general, didn't care either)
Opinion | One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It? - The New York Times

Tennessee nurse prescribed 'colossal' amount of opioids, kept license through error, state says : news

Eschaton: A Well-Trained Militia - The cops, who theoretically (if not in practice) have a reasonable amount of training do not handle this stuff well. -- The kids told police they were trying to take a picture on campus when the Lopez spotted them and started chasing them. - That's when they claim the custodian pointed a gun at one of them yelling, "I'm gonna shoot you! Do you wanna die tonight?" -- Tell people there need to be more "good guys with guns" in schools and you're telling them it's appropriate to whip out their external death penises any time little Johnny gets a bit hyperactive.


u/Detroitdreg's account on the Psychological development of Catholic priests, and why a sizeable number of them are prone to committing Child Abuse (it's a bigger problem)


Are there infinite sets of 1-10 that have 4 primes? : askscience

ELI5: If light is mass-less, what is keeping it from having an infinite velocity? : explainlikeimfive

The 'clean plate' mentality drives us to overeat: New research explores our tendency to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over. Many of us were raised with a 'clean your plate' mentality, stemming from a desire to not be wasteful but this can also lead to overconsumption.

ELI5: my parents live near a lake. It's frozen, cause winter in Canada, and it makes this weird low pitched hollow noise. What is it called and what causes it? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that, contrary to popular belief, there's no good evidence that vibrators were developed or used for treating "female hysteria". That idea comes from one book whose author said it's just a hypothesis rather than a claim of fact. Other historians consider it highly unlikely to be true. : todayilearned


TIL orcas can teach themselves to communicate with dolphins. A group of researchers in California discovered that orcas living alongside dolphins changed their vocalizations by adding in more clicks and whistles to match the dolphin's communication

What is the most useless social construct mankind has created? : AskReddit
The Big Five Project - Personality Test = Openness, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Extraversion, and Neuroticism.
Big Five Personality Test
Do Personality Tests Mean Anything? - YouTube

Flew from Norway to Arizona to surprise my mom on Christmas Day... Took her awhile to recognize me : funny - God, you just made me have the cold realization that identity theft in the future is going to be apeshit. -- 100% accurate voice modulators. AI online impersonators uploaded with your social media data to make them act in the most accurate representation of you. DNA replication to frame people at crime scenes...

14 years ago, The "Numa Numa" video was uploaded to newgrounds. 26% of the human population was born during or after 2004, meaning that a quarter of the world was born after this video was uploaded. : videos - and if you're 30, you're older than over half of all living people.

TIL "There once was a man from Nantuckit" originally wasn't vulgar at all. First published in 1902, it goes "There once was a man from Nantucket. Who kept all his cash in a bucket. But his daughter, named Nan, Ran away with a man. And as for the bucket, Nantucket." : todayilearned
limericks - Album on Imgur


Did you get an ebook reader for Christmas? /r/FreeEBOOKS welcomes you :) : books




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Indonesia Tsunami in Pictures: Deadly Wave of Destruction Along Sunda Strait Coast - The tsunami struck without warning on Saturday night, sweeping people into the sea and shattering beachside buildings along the Sunda Strait.

How Credit Cards Are Used to Finance Mass Shootings - The New York Times - Omar Mateen used six credit cards to buy two guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition before he opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub. ("I'll just max out my cc and buy a bunch of guns and kill everybody b/c America!)

A cyberattack that may have compromised information about current and former NASA employees is only the latest sign of ongoing information security problems that have plagued the agency for years. : news
THREAT MAP by LookingGlass (Trump is attacking Iran)

National Christmas Tree Dark Due To Government Shutdown | HuffPost - the National Park Service says the tree site near the White House will stay closed until the shutdown ends. (kinda symbolic)

China imports zero U.S. soybeans in November for first time since trade war started : news ... lazyassdog 16.4k points 7 9 hours ago - Canadian soybean producers thank you for supporting Trump. (haha, happy now, Iowa soybean farmers? and connect the dot below if it's not too much work -->)

U.S. Stocks Fall Sharply Ahead Of Christmas Holiday | HuffPost - very possible that the market will end this month as the worst December for stocks since 1931. (yay, Trump! we're winning!)
Dow drops 653 points in worst Christmas Eve trading day ever - The plummet followed a tumultuous few days in Washington, amid reports that Trump was discussing how to remove Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Dow drops, S&P 500 on the cusp of bear market
Schumer and Pelosi accuse Trump of plunging country into chaos as markets tank | TheHill
Stocks fall after Steven Mnuchin's odd statement fails to calm markets - CNN
What's Behind Steve Mnuchin's Press Release? - The Atlantic - The Treasury secretary put out an alarming -- and confusing -- press release on Sunday evening.
Shutdown, Stock Slump and Mattis Exit Cap Grim Year for Trump - Bloomberg - One week sums up a failing presidency. (time for Dumpster to fire himself)
Stock Market Rout Has Trump Fixated on Fed Chair Powell - The New York Times(baby throws tantrum, tried to fire everybody)
Markets stage one of worst Christmas Eves ever, closing down more than 600 points as Trump blames Fed for stock losses in a tweet - The Washington Post

Wonder how the Trump administration would handle a financial crisis? Well, now we know. - The Washington Post

Democrats vow new scrub of post-9/11 war powers - POLITICO - The House changeover is giving new life to calls by some lawmakers to reexamine the sweeping authority that Congress granted the president 17 years ago. (another Bushfuck legacy)

Judge orders North Korea to pay more than $500 million in damages for Otto Warmbier

Claas Relotius: Disgraced German reporter may have embezzled donations intended for Syrian orphans - CBS News

Scandals brewing, Netanyahu calls early election for April (they love him in Israel)


Wesley Clark on Trump's Syria withdrawal: 'Did Erdogan blackmail the president? Was there a payoff?' (not incriminating Jared and some hotels)
Ex-NATO commander: Allies wondering if Trump was blackmailed to pull troops out of Syria : politics
Top general on details of Trump's withdrawal plans: "I have no idea." (America is being run by "the best instincts" without a brain)


Chief Justice pauses contempt order for mystery company in Mueller investigation - CNNPolitics


Trump tweeted a picture of himself signing a "bill" hat appears to be a blank sheet of paper, and the internet is having a field day
Amanda Katz on Twitter: "This photo of the president sternly pretending to sign a blank piece of paper is, as many have noted, amazing "
Stonebridge Joe on Twitter: "Do you hand write the bill from start to finish? I ask because the sheet is blank. #FakeBills #workinghard "
An intelligent, logical American on Twitter: "Signing a blank piece of paper with a pen that has the cap on...you can take Trump out of reality TV but you can never take the reality TV out of Trump... https://t.co/qw7BJ0Ef5d"


Patrick Shanahan, Trump's pick for acting defense secretary, steps into spotlight after Mattis's ouster (no experience in government or military, so typlical Trumpster)
Trump's Incoming Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Pushed Military to Buy Weapons It Didn't Want ... Shanahan's corporate allies have thrived under Trump. Now he's going to be Secretary of Defense.

Based on Trump's detailed diagram of his slat wall, here is some advanced mathematics (sorry, math is impossible for The howls about ORepublicans unless it involves tax cuts)

Twitter Users Brutally Mock Trump For Self-Pitying 'Poor Me' Tweet - "Let's s hope he's visited by three spirits tonight!" ... "While you are alone in a Mansion, there are 800,000 Americans not being paid this Christmas, you out of touch baby."

'No bottom for Trump' : Disgusted conservative launches epic rant over ouster of Mattis on MSNBC
Trump is incompetent, impulsive and amoral. Heaven help us all. - The Washington Post (not "amoral," Eugene, "evil." and see the Antichrist appearing in the comments)


Melania Trump closes 2018 with fewer personal woes, but a difficult public perception - CNNPolitics



2020 Presidential Campaigns Are Screening Potential Staff For Me Too Problems | HuffPost - "a complete cultural change" - possible 2020 Democratic candidates are scrutinizing hires for any past misconduct. (hello, Kamala)

McCaskill warns Dems about 'cheap' rhetoric; says GOP senators privately believe Trump is 'nuts (disses AOC b/c she should keep her mouth shut - fuck you Clair FuckDog) '

"They are Suspicious of Beto" : : Why Are Democrats Trying to Annihilate an O'Rourke Campaign Before It Has Even Started? - The howls about O'Rourke from the Chapo wing of the Internet say as much about Bernie Sanders's diminished stature as they do about the golden boy from Texas. Is Beto the real deal, or just a Davos Democrat on a skateboard? (BernieBros are having a meltdown)

The Virtue Signalers Won't Change the World - Third-wave antiracism makes sense, and fits into the longer struggle, but it's a dead end ... The new zeitgeist is under-considered and even condescending, seductive but fruitless, a fashion statement in the guise of a program, and finally, a distraction for a people who have already been through so very much ../.. James Weldon Johnson, the NAACP head and author, insisted in 1934, "I will not allow prejudice or any of its attendant humiliations and injustices bear me down to spiritual defeat. My inner life is mine, and I will maintain and defend its integrity against the forces of hell." ... Racial uplift in modern America does require dealing with matters more abstract than what a Douglass or a King faced. This is a challenge. Progressives shirk that challenge, however, in fashioning a new kind of activism based on performance and display. They should not do less; they should do better. (he has a good point about the Church Lady Religiousity Syndrom and compare to Alice Walker and the anti-semitic Black Girls of the Women's March -- the problem is not enough thinking)

Lebron James Posts 'Jewish Money' Selfie With 21 Savage Rap Lyrics, Angering Conservative Critics ... "In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality."
LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers apologizes for 'Jewish money' IG posting

Anti-Semitism is not just another opinion. The New York Times should know better. - The Washington Post



Kevin Spacey Charged With Felony Sexual Assault | Hollywood Reporter
Kevin Spacey to be arraigned in alleged Nantucket sex assault of Heather Unruh's son - The Boston Globe
Kevin Spacey charged with sexually assaulting son of former WCVB anchor : news
Kevin Spacey Releases Bizarre Video Monologue Amid Sexual Assault Charge | HuffPost (Spacefuck off the deep end)
Kevin Spacey: Let Me Be Frank : videos ... "This might be the strangest video, in context of reality, I've evr seen."


12 Ways To Keep Your Home Warm Without Cranking Up The Heat | HuffPost Life


Silent Night: The Christmas carol was born on Christmas Eve in 1818 - The Washington Post - The song debuted on Christmas Eve in 1818 in an Austrian church

The worst gifts boyfriends give to girlfriends, from a can opener to a sonogram - The Washington Post - The five love languages -- receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and physical touch
All I want for Christmas is a lesbian meet-cute - The Washington Post - Ever since I came out as gay at age 24, I learned that lesbian love stories are hard to come by


Is Estrogen the Key to Understanding Women's Mental Health? ... As recently as the 1980s, a person could not be tagged schizophrenic if he or she was older than 40. Some clinics targeting early intervention have cutoff ages as young as 24 ... They found something astonishing: a demonstrable "second peak" of first-onset schizophrenia after 45. These patients were predominantly female ... They believe that in some, the dramatic fluctuations in hormones that accompany the onset of menopause may help to trigger schizophrenia ... This correlation is called "the esgtrogen hypothesis." ... If estrogen modulates psychosis, it might explain why schizophrenic symptoms in menstruating women were less severe than those in men and why these women needed lower doses of antipsychotics to control them ... It also blunts the effect of dopamine and acts as an inhibitor, similar to an antipsychotic. " And that's really why women don't start wars ... "femalee troubles" (and doctors have no clue b/c women are a mystery)

Study Confirms: Global Quantum Internet Really Is Possible : technology (light travels at the speed of causality, and gets all the attention)
Causality (physics) - Wikipedia - Speed of Causality
The Speed of Light is NOT About Light | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

Is psychopathy considered a binary diagnosis or is it seen as a spectrum? : askscience
The interpersonal core of personality pathology


Our family has a 35+ year tradition of disguising Christmas gifts. This took over 80 hours to build. : funny
If Santa's lump of coal was updated for the modern era, what would he give to bad boys and girls?
SantaLand Diaries: David Sedaris - YouTube


Evan Spiegel's Imperious Style Made Snapchat a Success -- Until Users Fled - Snap, once seen as a viable competitor to Facebook, is struggling after the CEO ignored warnings about a redesign that proved unpopular ... Mr. Spiegel co-founded Snap while a design student at Stanford University, where he was a fraternity party planner and used his sense of how young people communicate to design the early versions of Snapchat. (haha stock is way below IPO, narcissitic techbro asshole kills his company, still walks away with billions)

Eschaton: Why I Care - Because we barely spend any money on mass transit on this country, when we do it's often on pretty stupid projects decided by people who have never actually seen a bus let alone been on one, and quite often shiny new stupid technologies that are the opposite of mass transit are used as an excuse to block any actually useful projects. (Rahmbo going to fuck up transit in Chicago b/c ... "cars in tunnels" is revolutionary!)

The end of leaning in: How Sheryl Sandberg's message of empowerment fully unraveled (lean in and be evil; these are all fake people)




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Pollution from US manufacturing has massively declined since 1990, despite increases in production. New study in the American Economic Review finds that it is primarily due to environmental regulation. : science (Republicans want to kill you)

Indonesia: Tsunami kills more than 200 in disaster without warning - The Washington Post
Tsunami Kills Over 220 in Indonesia and Injures Over 800 More - The New York Times

TIL that the Brazilian megacity of Sco Paulo is not only the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world but also has a larger Italian population than any city in Italy and boasts the biggest Japanese population of any city outside of Japan. : todayilearned ... And also the biggest Lebanese outside Lebanon, the biggest Armenian outside Armenia, the 2nd biggest Lithuanian...and so goes on.


Someone is trying to take entire countries offline and cybersecurity experts say 'it's a matter of time because it's really easy : technology


In Syria, Assad's government is doubling down - on the killing of political prisoners as the civil war heads toward its conclusion - once-teeming prison cells being emptied by mass murder (Trump's buddies)
The top US official in the fight against the Islamic State group has quit over President Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria, reports say. : news
White House says Erdogan promised Trump he'd finish off ISIS in Syria (as soon as he kills all the Kurds fighting ISIS)
Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town : worldnews ... "Yep, and as a result we won't hear that Kushner okayed his murder."

Opinion | The Threat in the White House - The New York Times - With the impetuous decisions that drove Jim Mattis into retirement, President Trump does more to undermine American national security than any foreign adversary.
Susan Rice: Trump doing more to undermine national security than any foreign adversary | TheHill
Susan Rice rips Trump over McGurk tweet: 'I can assure you' Obama knows him well ("Obama guys" = "people who can think")
Dem senator: Trump saying he doesn't know his top ISIS envoy 'should scare the hell out of every American'
Trump 'hates' Mattis resignation letter ... Trump and Hannity form a coprophagic ouroboros.
Mattis will leave as defense secretary on Jan. 1 - The Boston Globe (for the neologisms in the comments: "Herr Twitler" and " Cheeto von Tweeto")

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town (more blood of our allies on Trump's hands)

Saudi Arabia Suspected of Helping Accused Murderer Escape Portland : news

Secularism for the Win? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The latest in laicite: the mayor of a Parisian suburb banned a vendor from the city's Christmas market because she was wearing a Muslim headscarf.

Spiegel to file criminal complaint against cheating reporter - Spiegel said it now had information that Relotius allegedly launched a campaign for readers to give money to help subjects of an article he wrote but that the bank details he gave directed the funds to his own account.

The lure of chaos is leading Britain straight into the abyss - The Washington Post (and fucking Corbyn wants a "socialist revolution" where people get killed a lot)
Gatwick drone disruption: Pair arrested over airport chaos released without charge | London Evening Standard
Police say it is 'a possibility there was never a drone at Gatwick' : worldnews - undefined
AI-generated and manipulated content


Trump says he had a "long" call with Turkish president Erdogan ("you get the fuck out of Syria or I release Jared talking to BoneSaw"


Mick Mulvaney says DHS can't 'spend money from Mexico' for wall: 'We have to get it from the treasury' (Dumpster has been spending other people's money all his life so it's a hard concept for his tiny brain)
Merkley: Border wall 'a fourth-century strategy' (for a fourth-grade mind)
GOP discord on wall prolongs shutdown fight | TheHill - But conservatives at the lunch, including some of Trump's top allies in the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, pushed back on that idea, encouraging the president not to cave and accept what they view as a bad deal.

Hundreds of migrant families arrive at remote border crossings, overwhelming U.S. agents - The Washington Post

Trump is 'Terrible CEO' and his 'Decomposing' Presidency is Running America 'Into the Ground' Republican CNN Host Says
Wealthy Republicans lose faith in Trump, as nearly 40% say they wouldn't vote to re-elect him: CNBC survey : politics
Dow Jones YTD Performance | MacroTrends

Trump forces Mattis out two months early, names Shanahan acting defense secretary - The Washington Post
Trump, Angry Over Mattis's Rebuke, Removes Him 2 Months Early

Trump can launch nuclear weapons whenever he wants, with or without Mattis - The Washington Post - No defense secretary can stop an impulsive president.

Schiff: 'Prepared' to force Mueller report release if White House blocks

My Daughter Reality Winner Faced Severe Punishment, But Key Figures in the Trump-Russia Scandal Are Getting Off Easy

Week 83: BuzzFeed Takes a Victory Lap - POLITICO Magazine - Week 83: BuzzFeed Takes a Victory Lap -- The libel case over the dossier it published before Trump took office gets tossed. But the explosive contents that sped up the Russia probe still await final vindication. (and Chuck Toddler - surprise! - was wrong, and so was Margaret Sullivan and ... even ... David Corn who thought is was "unfair" to Dumpster ... and Isikoff, who was thanked by Dumpster ...Not everybody was against BuzzFeed. Richard Tofel of ProPublica supported him as did the Columbia Journalism Review ... by Shack Jafer)

John Huber, Justice Dept. Sheriff Who Never Quite Rode Into Town | RealClearInvestigations - John Huber has developed almost mythical status among pro-Trump tweeters since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed him to investigate why the FBI spied on Trump's aides and whether they protected Hillary Clinton and her foundation over alleged misdeeds ... Instead, more than a year since his appointment, Huber's lack of traction on either front is leading many once hopeful supporters to dismiss his investigation as a "sham" (get that? it's not the fake bullshit, it 's the "investigation" of the fake bullshit)

'Bushies' creep into Trump's administration - Trump is suspicious of people who have worked for the Bush family, but has little choice but to keep hiring them -- to the anger of some hard-core supporters. (creeps will creep)

Paul Ryan's Entire Career Was a Cash Grab for Billionaires (1. Give us your money. 2. Fuck you.)

Inside Bernie-world's war on Beto O'Rourke -- As the Texas congressman's star rises, Sanders supporters turn up the heat: (Bernie will fuck this one up also)


Women's March Roiled by Accusations of Anti-Semitism -- But she said the conversation took a turn when Tamika Mallory, a black gun control activist, and Carmen Perez, a Latina criminal justice reform activist, replied that Jews needed to confront their own role in racism ... At that first meeting, Ms. Wruble said, they seemed to want to educate her about a dark side of Jewish history, and told her that Jewish people played a large role in the slave trade and the prison industry.(Farrakhaned) At one point, Ms. Wruble said she asked about security for the march and was told by the leaders that the Nation of Islam would be providing it. (compare to Alice Walker)

Is the Women's March Melting Down? -- Millions of women mobilized against gender inequality and the election of Donald Trump in 2016. But only four of them ended up at the top -- and the consequences have been enormous ... Perez and Mallory allegedly first asserted that Jewish people bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people -- and even, according to a close secondhand source, claimed that Jews were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade. These are canards popularized by The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, a book published by Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam -- "the bible of the new anti-semitism," according to Henry Louis Gates Jr., who noted in 1992: "Among significant sectors of the black community, this brief has become a credo of a new philosophy of black self-affirmation." (and then they lied; a lot of lessons here, but one is that "Bob Bland" is a dick and the Black girls' connection to Farrakhan was much deeper than it looked and they did a power-play for the money and kicked out all the Jews and ignored local chapters b/c they were the "stars")

Eschaton: QAnon - I've mostly not followed the QAnon stuff and I recommend you don't worry your beautiful mind with such things, but I've dipped in a little bit and... these people are mostly not well ... Related: "For two years, Mr. Trump has waged war against his own government, convinced that people around him are fools. Angry that they resist his wishes, uninterested in the details of their briefings, he becomes especially agitated when they tell him he does not have the power to do what he wants, which makes him suspicious that they are secretly undermining him" ... Also this article has appeared weekly (essentially) for 2 years.


Trump's 'Merry Christman' pledge fails to manifest at his own businesses (presidency is a sideline)

Christmas Is the Loneliest Time for Qanon Fans (delusionality is a bitch)

David Hogg said he got into Harvard months after Laura Ingraham taunted him over college rejections - The Washington Post (Ingrafuck lost big)


Parkland survivor Jaclyn Corin will join David Hogg at Harvard - The Boston Globe

Taking Rurality Seriously - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Rural regions dominate the American landscape, comprising 97 percent of the country's land mass. While 20 percent of Americans live in these regions, many still doubt their importance in the 21st century. ("suprestar" cities are "hogging" the economic growth! let the cows vote!)

Charter Schools and Race in New Orleans - Thursday night, New Orleans public schools as we knew them ended. With a 5-2 vote by the Orleans Parish School Board, the last remaining public high school in New Orleans became its latest charter school. (LA gives up on education b/c it's too hard and racism is easy)

ELI5: How has the previous generation "runing the housing market" for millennials?


Woman allegedly flees fatal crash in stolen car, leaving kids and dead passenger behind - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

San Bernardino County settles for $390,000 with families of girls arrested to 'teach them a lesson' (lesson learned!)
home / FisheadMovie | I Am Fishead (2011) - YouTube


Liberals and conservatives are known to rely on different moral foundations. New study (n=1,000) found liberals equally condemned conservative (O'Reilly) and liberal (Weinstein) for sexual harassment, but conservatives were less likely to condemn O'Reilly and less concerned about sexual harassment. : science


Contrary to predictions, teen marijuana use declined in Washington state after recreational pot was legalized in 2012, a new study finds. : science (someone call Mawty, Chawlie and Jason Lewis)
Delaware judge rules that a medical marijuana user fired from factory job after failing a drug test can pursue lawsuit against former employer : news

If you asked me if I had read a particular book, I could tell you instantly. However, if you asked me to list all the books I'd read, I'd not be able to recall them all - why is this? : askscience (recognition vs recall)

/u/horsedickery explains a lot of the subtle subtext to some "interesting" Nazi propaganda : bestof
horsedickery comments on Aryan family (1938) (take a look at all the blonds)

(NSFW) Redditors who lived in secluded towns, what's the darkest thing that has ever happened in your town that everyone knew about but never talked about? : AskReddit

225,718 tires removed from Osborne Reef off the coast of Florida. I couldn't be more proud of my company! : pics
Uncovering the Secrets Beneath the Surface of the New York Harbor -- New York Magazine - What lies beneath the surface of New York Harbor? For starters, a 350-foot steamship, 1,600 bars of silver, a freight train, and four-foot-long cement-eating worms.

Woman Hits Herself to False Accuse Husband : videos
Kid is hit by car, and then nearly run over by another car. Gets up and runs away. : WTF
If Chuck Norris was a cat : funny

What is the most expensive object you own? : AskReddit
What products serve a better purpose than what they were designed for? : AskReddit

(NSFW) What's the most disturbing thing that happened when you were young that you still remember most of the details to this day?
MechaAkuma comments on YouTube allows people to claim random videos anonymously without mediating it

Apparently Kids Doing ASMR Was A Problem: YouTube Deletes Video : videos

Fortnite isn't a game, it's a place (the new social media for kids)

Facebook'ss Lonely Conservative Takes on a Power Position -- Joel Kaplan has emerged as the social-media site's s protector against allegations of political bias (so of course he did the opposite by leaning in evilly with Daily Caller, hahah you've been Zuckerfucked again)
Facebook stopped 'Common Ground' political initiative because Joel Kaplan thought it would offend conservatives: Report - Business Insider - Kaplan, formerly of the George W. Bush Administration, came under fire earlier this year for appearing on Capitol Hill to support his friend Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Questions From The Crypto Idea Maze - Multicoin Capital




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Exxon Attorney Drafted White House Comments Backing Top Trump Environmental Pick | HuffPost - Newly obtained emails involving the nomination of a climate change denier for the White House post show the fossil fuel industry's sway over Trump's administration


Dow's worst week since 2008 financial crisis; Nasdaq closes in bear market : inthenews


Bolton's Hawkish Syria Plan Backfired, Pushing Trump to Get Out -- The national security adviser expanded U.S. goals in Syria to challenge Iran. But Trump wasn't on board, senior officials say, and Turkey took an opportunity to push the U.S. out. (tucking Furkey)
'You know what? It's yours' : Trump reportedly threw his hands up on Syria during phone call with the Turkish president (only the best out-of-control instinctual impulses)
y Seth Abramson on Twitter: "*THE GRAND BARGAIN* This (below) is what the entire Trump-Russia investigation is now about. Please share this image widely, as it will be *the* crucial information in the months ahead, now that Prince and Nader's cover is wholly blown. More on all of this in PROOF OF COLLUSION. https://t.co/3HtqXOvoL9" / Twitter
Trump's Abrupt Syria Withdrawal Thwarted 'Major' Operation Targeting ISIS, Sen. Bob Corker Says -- The Foreign Relations chairman said the U.S. was weeks away from launching a 'Major clearing operation' in the Euphrates River Valley when Trump decided to withdraw from Syria. (Repubicans elected a traitor b/c they are)
U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria is 'a dream come true for the Iranians'
Taliban greets Pentagon's withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan with cries of victory -- "The 17-year long struggle and sacrifices of thousands of our people finally yielded fruit" (could the NYT go talk to some dumb farmers in the Iowa diner about this, pls?)
Taliban greets Pentagon's withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan with cries of victory

Life After Horrific Death for the Journalist James Foley - The New York Times - He was kidnapped in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war, held hostage for 21 months and brutally murdered in 2014 by members of the Islamic State in an execution filmed by his captors and released online (Trump's buddies)


Corbyn: Brexit would go ahead even if Labour won snap election | Politics | The Guardian - : opposition leader says he would go to Brussels to secure better deal if he was PM (that's how stupid both side are)

Protest In Hungary Over Controversial Slave Law - Galaxy News Express



How Russian Money Helped Save Trump's Business - After his financial disasters two decades ago, no U.S. bank would touch him. Then foreign money began flowing in.
Russians launched pro-Jill Stein social media blitz to help Trump win election, reports say (little Russian traitor Stein, why she was in Moscow)
Russians launched pro-Jill Stein social media blitz to help Trump win election, reports say : politics
Justice Alito, you owe President Obama an apology - The Washington Post - was spoken specifically in response to Obama's claim about the risk of foreign influence in U.S. elections. (fire the little commie fucker and bury him in infamy)

Why did Trump lift sanctions on companies of top Russian oligarch caught up in Mueller probe? | Salon.com - administration is going to lift sanctions against Oleg V. Deripask

Maria Butina pleads guilty, is first Russian national convicted of seeking to influence U.S. policy around time of 2016 election : worldnews

Poweruser /u/PoppinKREAM explains why (s)he spends a lot of time making important posts against Nazis/Racists/Homophobes/GOP and the importance of calling them out for their Russian connections and the disinformation they spread. : bestof


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Voted From Hospital To Block Trump Asylum Restrictions | HuffPost - 85-year-old justice lives up to Notorious RBG nickname even after cancer surgery.

You Can't Serve Both Trump and America -- The departure of Jim Mattis is proof that you cannot have it all.


Government Shuts Down as Talks Fail to Break Impasse - The New York Times
'A Rogue presidency' : The era of containing Trump is over
'He takes no ownership -- that's just Trump' : President eschews responsibility for a shutdown he once craved (who needs a "plan" when you have the best "instincts")
Shutdown Proves Once and For All Trump Has No Idea What He's Doing -- Anybody with half a critical mind and an attention span longer than a gerbil can figure out that Donald Trump is no master negotiator.
Trump's shutdown stunt is an act of needless stupidity (Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said federal employee expect to be fucked over!)
Government partially shuts down for third time in a year - CNNPolitics (Pres Disfunctional)
Temper Tantrump: Government Shuts Down After President Reneges On Deal = Talking Points Memo
GOP Congressman Blasts Trump For 'Toddler Logic' On Shutdown
For Trump, 'a War Every Day,' Waged Increasingly Alone -- At the midpoint of his term, the president has grown more sure of his own judgment and more isolated from anyone else's

"Some Reverse Wag-the-Dog Bulls--t" : Boxed in and Fighting for Survival, Trump Is Flailing, Fuming, and Wondering Why Jared Is Getting All the Good Press - His base is revolting, his staff are rolling their eyes, and Ann Coulter called him "a joke." But, says a self-pitying president, Macron is worse.
OK, This Time Is Worse Than Usual : politics (Trump is "in deep shit" will try to start "civil war" run by Hannity)
GOP already whispering about Donald Trump | Newsday - Conspiring with the enemy is 100 percent fatal. (Confederate traitor sympathizers disagree)


Eschaton: Shutdown - Last place to come to for Bush nostalgia, but I do think he had a glimmer of awareness of the consequences of his actions. Sometimes. Not much. A little. -- Not Trump.

Trump Dramatically Shuts Down Some Agencies After Nobody Will Pay For His Wall | HuffPost - blaming Democrats for the impasse.
New York Daily News Torches Donald Trump With Blistering Grinch Cover | HuffPost - How The Trump Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey Depicts 'Lady Liberty' At Death's Door In Attack On Donald Trump's Wall (+Huckafuck as the Gorgon)
House Republicans Called Emergency Meeting On Cheese As Shutdown Approached | HuffPost ("not the wall of cheese") "Vital parts of our government are about to shut down in just a few hours, and the Republicans have called an emergency meeting on cheese." McGovern said (b/c you know, rats)
President Doocy's Shutdown - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Foxprop is running the Pres)
Checks sent to border wall GoFundMe will be picked up in Castle Rock by unnamed "business associates" of Florida fundraiser (hahaha suckers)

'This is tyranny of talk radio hosts, right?' : Limbaugh and Coulter blamed for Trump's shutdown

Trump sees dangerous cracks in Hill GOP support - POLITICO - A series of recent events is alienating congressional allies Trump would need in an impeachment fight. (sure, for 2.5 seconds)
Trump Policy Gyrations Threaten Fragile Republican Coalition - The New York Times - With his actions this week, Republicans said Friday, President Trump demonstrated that he does not grasp how damaging his impulsive behavior was to his party in last month's elections (b/c he "won")
GOP already whispering about Donald Trump : politics - undefined

Trump lashed out at Whitaker after explosive Cohen revelations - CNNPolitics - Trump was frustrated, the sources said, that prosecutors Matt Whitaker oversees filed charges that made Trump look bad. None of the sources suggested that the President directed Whitaker to stop the investigation, but rather lashed out at what he felt was an unfair situation. (very unfair)
What'sNoticeably Missing from the Whitaker Nonrecusal Explanation -- The letter offers absolutely no reason why it would be of any value to the Department or the administration of Justice -- indeed, why it would be of any value to anyone or anything at all, save the personal interests of Donald Trump -- for Whitaker to replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as the superintendent of the Russia investigation

Opinion | Bill Barr Just Argued Himself Out of a Job - The New York Times - His recent memo to President Trump seriously damages his credibility and raises questions about his fitness for the Justice Department's top position


It's Been a Year Since Trump Enacted Sweeping Tax Cuts. Rich People Won -- The GOP said its tax bill would help the middle class. But the rich have reaped the biggest benefits. (hahaha suckers)

Massachusetts Stroke Patient Receives 'Outrageous' $474,725 Medical Flight Bill (estate planning in comments)

Nike Posts Huge Earnings After Kaepernick Ad, Leaving Egg on These Right-Wing Pundits' Faces

TIL that the 'Turn-about Ranch', a camp that is frequently recommended by Dr Phil to troubled children, has cases of children being severely abused and humiliated. : todayilearned (read for the history of Dr. Phil McGraw +fuck Oprah)

West Virginia mom says daughter was bullied after not attending bible class in public school : news


Alice Walker, Answering Backlash, Praises Anti-Semitic Author as 'Brave' (she needs an exorcism and so does the NYT and of course, no comments on this article)
Is David Icke anti-Semitic? | Semitic Controversies (no, his lunacy just happens to have a lot to do with Jewish Lizards, otherwise he's right about the zombies and robots)


Ref with racist history forces HS wrestler to cut off dreadlocks before match - NJ.com

This is the first police officer charged with a federal hate crime in at least 10 years - CNNPolitics (oh, a racist Trump-voting police chief thinks he's above the law?)
Quartz - Kahneman contends that happiness and satisfaction are distinct. Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is a long-term feeling, built over time and based on achieving goals and building the kind of life you admire ... working toward one goal may undermine our ability to experience the other ... satisfaction is based mostly on comparisons ... connected to a large degree to social yardsticks ... money has a significant influence on life satisfaction, whereas happiness is affected by money only when funds are lacking ... Satisfaction is retrospective. Happiness occurs in real time. (money can't buy you happiness, especially as you empty out your soul)


Are there any differences between they way earlier species of humans experienced pregnancy and birth and the way we experience it now? : askscience

Dutch scientists drove door-to-door collecting poop samples from 1,800 patients to study their microbiomes. Now, in a new study, researchers finally have some answers as how to diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome versus Inflammatory Bowel Disease as well as start explaining what causes them. : science

A team of Chinese researchers have turned cheap copper into a new material "almost identical" to gold. The new material can resist high temperatures, oxidisation and erosion, according to the researchers. (think catalitic converters)

Intermittent Fasting: What Is It, and Should I Try It? | GQ

What is AI? Your artificial intelligence questions, answered. - Vox

How Tinder Changed Dating for a Generation - The Atlantic - When Tinder became available to all smartphone users in 2013, it ushered in a new era in the history of romance.




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Winter solstice 2018: Full moon, meteor shower make it extra special | CNN Travel - Winter solstice 2018 in Northern Hemisphere was at 5:23 PM on Friday , December 21

Dow dives 400 points to end its worst week in 10 years
As Markets Tumble, Tech Stocks Hit a Rare and Ominous Milestone - The New York Times


Trump decided to leave Syria after call with Erdogan, says US defence official - The National - US Envoy for Syria cancelled his trip to New York to follow meetings in Washington (you want hotels in Turkey? Let us kill all the Kurds.)
In leaving Syria, the US sells out its Kurdish allies to bloodthirsty Turkey
Kurdish-led Forces Report 'Huge' ISIS Assault in Southeast Syria - Report comes just two days after Trump announces withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria & Kurdish officials concerned over ability to contain ISIS prisoner (Trump toddler throws temper tantrum, people die)

Trump is leaving 50,000 Syrian civilians to die - The Washington Post
Trump's surprise Syria pullout is a giant Christmas gift to our enemies
Brian Kilmeade Goes Off on Sarah Sanders Over Syria: Trump Just 'Refounded ISIS' By Leaving ... "giving Russia a big win. Vladimir Putin praised him. He also is doing exactly what he criticized President Obama for doing. He said President Obama is the founder of ISIS. He just refounded ISIS"
U.S. to Withdraw About 7,000 Troops From Afghanistan, Officials Say - The New York Times (and turned over Afganistan to the Taliban)


The Great Unravelling? It's "Lights, Cameras, Action!" again for American Geopolitical Suicide. - Lawyers, Guns & Money - If you'd asked me about the fate of the American-led international system a few weeks ago, I would have said that Trump has done enormous damage to US leadership and national security, some of that damage is permanent, but much of the infrastructure remains capable of being patched back together ... But the development of the last few days leave me more pessimistic about what 2019 and 2020 will bring ... "But the officials said Trump, who had previously accepted such advice and convinced the Turkish leader not to attack the Kurds and put U.S. troops at risk, ignored the script. Instead, the president sided with Erdogan. ... the president quickly capitulated by pledging to withdraw, shocking both Bolton and Erdogan. (Trump hotels in Istanbul! Erdogan agrees not to leak transcripts of Kushner talking to BoneSaw during the disassembly of Khashoggi)


Measles cases at highest for 20 years in Europe, as anti-vaccine movement grows : news

Eschaton: Our Way - Aviation is just one example. There are 700 things sorta like the aviation problem. But it's one that is easy to understand so it's good to talk about ... We'll stop your island from plunging into the sea, but only just.

Eschaton: Droney - Gonna have to figure out what to do about these things. -- Gatwick airport remains closed after another sighting of drones over the runway, causing disruption to thousands of passengers that is likely to last at least another 24 hours.
Gatwick reopens after airport implements anti-drone measures - 700 flights are expected to take off Friday and over 100 have been canceled.


Russia Gloats: 'Trump Is Ours Again' ... "Again? Ha. I remember Helsinki. This is just reinforcement. BTW Putin calls him Donald now"


Supreme Court denies Trump administration request to immediately enforce new asylum rules - The Washington Post
In Immigrant Children's Shelters, Sexual Assault Cases Are Open and Shut Across the country, kids are reporting sexual assaults in immigrant children (Republicans at work and play)
Meet Stephen Miller, the 32-year-old White House adviser who convinced Trump to start separating migrant children from their parents at the border : politics


Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Resignation Message to Trump Is Basically F*** This - The Pentagon chief quit after Trump announced plans to withdraw troops from Syria and just before he ordered a drawdown in Afghanistan. ("just following Vlad's orders," he said)
James Mattis's Resignation Leaves Congress With No Excuses - The Atlantic - The resignation of James Mattis leaves Congress to face the truth about Trump.
With Mattis out, we're in uncharted territory
Mattis' Message to the World: Trump Is Out of Control - That was more than a letter of resignation provided today by Defense Secretary James Mattis. It was a bright red line in American history.
Mattis Knew Trump From the Beginning - The Atlantic - Mattis Always Understood Trump's Severe Defects -- And his resignation means he knows that the president will never change.

Trump faces new test with midterm election interference report | TheHill (Russia's little pawn)
Trump's Presidency in Peril -- This resignation stings because it's not about policy, it's about values
The Year in Trump Freakouts | The New Yorker - Jim Mattis is out, the President is leaving Syria without consulting anyone, and that's just this week in crises of the President's own making.
Jim Mattis Was the Only Thing Keeping Trump's Insane Clown Posse in Check

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed from lung - CNNPolitics


Mueller Appears Close to Indicting Stone for Alleged Lies - The Atlantic - The longtime Trump adviser appears to have asked an associate to obtain anti-Clinton emails from WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
Poll: Public overwhelmingly opposes Trump pardoning his associates | TheHill - only 28 percent agreed that it would be "proper" for Trump to pardon former aides convicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. The vast majority, 72 percent, said no. (that's right, 28% of the country thinks crimes don't count if you're a Republican)

Pre-Christmas Trump: Rebuked, rampaging - Axios (toddler has a tantrum)
What should worry Trump most: Republican allies are turning on him - Axios ... Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake (hahaha Axios tells us Eli Lake is a "Republican ally" which is obvous, but still ...)

Mick Mulvaney in 2015: Trump's views on border wall 'simplistic,' 'absurd and almost childish' (almost)
Like a wheel inside a wheel - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It appears from his twitter feed this morning that Trump is trying to get McConnell to get rid of the filibuster, so that he can get his magnificent wall built.

'We Need Wall': Why Kirstjen Nielsen Sounds Like the Hulk - The Atlantic ... Breaking news: Mexico agrees to pay for impeachment
Kirstjen Nielsen Is Responsible for Children in Migrant Detention Centers - Sexual Assaults by Staff, Inmates Common -- Make no mistake
President Umbrella Knows Tech, Okay? - Friday got off to a helluva start - "It's like the wheel, there is nothing better. I know tech better than anyone, & technology ... Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
Josh Marshall on Twitter: ""I would ask for wall. We need wall." "
Fundraiser by Luke O'Neil : Build a Giant Escalator Over the Wall

Partial government shutdown assured after lawmakers leave Capitol without budget deal - The Washington Post

Pelosi told Trump he didn't have the votes in the House. So what happened? all but eight Republicans voted in favor of a temporary spending bill that would avert a shutdown and provide Trump's wall money. That, coupled with the 20 House Democrats who weren't there to vote ...

Shutdown Countdown -- Here's the Latest -- McConnell and Schumer will talk to reporters after Schumer meeting with White House

Republicans are responsible for the Trump fiasco - The Washington Post (Mitch the Ditch Bitch)

Fox News Calls Out Trump for 'Flipping a 189' on Shutdown Blame
Schumer Reminds Trump: You 'Called For A Shutdown No Less Than 25 Times'

Trump warns shutdown could last 'very long time,' urges McConnell to go 'nuclear'and end filibuster -- "Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our Country is counting on you!" Trump tweeted
Trump warns of a 'very long' government shutdown if Democrats oppose bill that includes border wall money
'A tailspin' : Under siege, Trump propels the government and markets into crisis
Trump Says A Government Shutdown Would 'Last For A Very Long Time' -- Trump tried to build the case that Democrats would bear responsibility if there's no deal over his demand for border wall money (libtards are responsbile for my insanity)
Senator Bob Corker Agog Over Trump Shutdown: 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up' The Tennessee Republican ripped the latest threat as yet another 'precipitous' decision by the president.
The Federal Government Seems Headed for a Shutdown - The Atlantic - The House and Senate have passed conflicting measures to fund the government, creating a stalemate
In budget brinkmanship, Republicans once again hold themselves hostage - The Washington Post

We Found 95 New, Undisclosed Trump Appointees : politics (evil mole rats in Trumps deep hidden state)

What Does Trump Really Care About? What Ann Coulter Thinks - A president who cares only about his base will respond mainly to its voices. (debase)

Eschaton: I Don't Want To, But Sometimes You Do Just Have To Blame The Marks - Giving your kids' inheritance money to build the wall.
Founder of viral fundraiser for Trump's border wall has questionable news past - Brian Kolfage told NBC News he didn't want to mention his previous projects becaue he "didn't want it to be a distraction" (ignore my past crimes!)

Maggie Haberman: 'Disgusted' Republicans Now Privately Admitting They Regret Supporting Trump (they are disgusting)

Priorities - Lawyers, Guns & Money - With Republicans about to lose the House majority, they had to take one last attempt to do the one thing that unites all Republicans -- giving money to rich people. But the way this happened is the best ...
It would repeal the Johnson Amendment prohibiting houses of worship from endorsing or opposing a political candidate. It would add another $100 billion to the national debt. And it doesn't even help working Americans! (too stupid to know how stupid they are)

8 days of trouble for Trump - The Boston Globe - To all those voters who refused to acknowledge that Hillary was far smarter, and competent, and measured, and experienced, and patriotic, and humane; who, instead, chose to cast your votes for this ignorant, unhinged, intellectually lazy, lying, greedy, whining, narcissistic, racist, misogynist, mean-spirited, bootlicker of fascist idols in Russia, North Korea, China and Turkey, slut-mouth bully grifter DJ TruDump- -- you own this mess


As stocks drop, Trump fears he's losing his best argument for reelection

The Cruelty Is The Point - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Populist president Donald Trump once again fights against neoliberalism for the working man: "Republicans in Congress could finally get their wish to make it harder for poor people to access food assistance." (we got all the money, fuck off and starve)
Trump's food stamp cut will hit his single, white, male base the hardest - Nearly 800,000 people could lose their access to food stamps if US president Donald Trump gets his way. And many of them will be single, white men.
Trump's food stamp cut will hit his single, white, male base the hardest

Eschaton: Distinctions Without Differences - When the Trump era is over, and a Democrat is once again in the White House having impeachment threatened against her and jail for every White House employee because she wore a dress that was deemed to be one inch too short by Lindsey Graham, and similarly trivial "offenses," I know exactly how they'll manage it. I've long observed how the Republican spinners are masters at focusing on irrelevant details to somehow distinguish Democrat Crimes from Republican Heroism.

Robert Mercer scales back GOP support after scrutiny for backing Trump -- "He's out," "He's not going to play any major role going forward."


Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Push For A Green New Deal Committee -- Instead, Democrats are sticking to their original plan, and channeled Exxon Mobil in an announcement refusing to bar members who take fossil fuel money. (vote for us, we're just like Republicans!)

The Greatest Crime in Human History: Questioning the Right of Old White Men to Power - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Oh shut up Jerry: California Gov. Jerry Brown isn't concerned that the increasingly diverse, women-dominated Democratic Party will chafe at having a white male nominee in the 2020 presidential campaign ... "What's wrong with white men?" (you have to ask?) Whether Brown or Biden or Bernie, that generation of white guys just need to go away from politics.


After Big Losses, a N.Y. House Republican Clashes With Her Party - The New York Times

In Defense of Philip Anschutz ... David Brooks, who was present at the creation of the Standard (horrible people fighting each other and fuck you, Sulzfucks)


CBS is a cesspool of sexual violence and the network has repeatedly failed to keep its employees safe
CBS is a cesspool of sexual violence and the network has repeatedly failed to keep its employees safe : television

Eliot Spitzer snuck me into his apartment in a suitcase: ex-mistress - Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer used to smuggle his Russian-escort mistress into the luxury Upper East Side home he shared with his wife -- by stuffing her inside a piece of luggage ... The Russian sexpot first hit the headlines in early 2016 when she accused Spitzer of choking her during a sex-session-gone-awry at The Plaza hotel in Midtown. (woah, more Jewish toxic masculinity)


Vanessa Zaman wanted to reunite with her father. Now he is charged with killing her and her cousin. | Crime, Police & Fire | richmond.com - Abdool Zaman and Samlall, his niece, had a baby together who is now about 3 months old, Barnes said.



Please don't wish me 'Merry Christmas' - It's impolite and alienating to assume I follow your religion (given the history, and the Evangelical plan, it's like "Happy Death to the Jews")

These wealthy neighbors have been at war for nearly 25 years - The Boston Globe

Drinking Water Hardness - Water - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts


A new study found that UK scientists are significantly less religious than the UK general population. In addition, UK scientists at elite universities are more likely to never attend religious services, and biologists are more likely to never attend religious services than physicists. : science


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LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks
Flickr: The Commons
About public domain sound recordings
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House climate change panel unlikely to have subpoena power | TheHill (your climate just got Hoyered)
Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could amplify one another. : science
Arctic Permafrost Melt Due to Climate Change Puts 70 Percent of Alaska Infrastructure at Risk

More than 15% of childhood deaths in America are due to guns, study says - Los Angeles Times (price of doing business with evil)
Guns are the second leading killer of kids, after cars. The gun fatality rate for U.S. children is 36 times higher than the rate in other developed nations, according to the analysis. : science

Dow drops 470 points to 14-month low in second day of big losses following Fed rate hike (bear market now)
Dow's dive reaches nearly 500 points after White House ups the chance of government shutdown

N. Korea says it won't denuclearize unless US removes threat

Putin Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal From Syria as 'Correct'
Putin backs Trump's move to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, says Islamic State dealt 'serious blow'

Trump snubs Corker, as critics and allies alike lambaste Syria decision - The Washington Post
Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria startles aides and allies
'Trump gets no credit' : As Republicans question Syria withdrawal, Trump tweets to defend himself

Trump Administration Is Considering Substantial Afghan Troop Drawdown - WSJ - Drawdown could begin in several weeks, officials say (Trump turns Afganistan over to the Taliban 'cuz Vlad told him to)
Trump Withdraws Troops From Syria: UK Only Found Out From The President's Tweet - While the decision was not a total surprise, the UK received no advanced warning of the announcement. (don't need no steenking "allies" or "diplomacy")

Executions in Saudi Arabia have doubled under crown prince, watchdog says : worldnews (terror state run by sadistic creeps)

Catholic Church Faces New Sex Abuse Scandals in Michigan, Oregon, Gonzaga, Alaska, Los Angeles, Native Communities, the Phillipines (more patriarchy going down)

No-deal Brexit could mean 'minimalist' withdrawal deal, says UK minister ("we can agree not to have a deal which is still a deal")
Eschaton: What Are They Good For - Ah. "Disruption." Not to, say, the food supply. But, you know, disruption, like people being disruptive because of a lack of food supply. - Lots of people want to watch the world burn, and elites globally often have a sense that what the world needs is a good culling. I generally think authorities aren't afraid of "disruption." They're hoping for it.
Vladimir Putin tells Theresa May to 'fulfil will of people' on Brexit - Russia is seen as a possible beneficiary of the UK's exit from the EU, and a prominent financial backer of the leave campaign met Russian embassy officials repeatedly during the run-up to the referendum in June 2016. (Putin and Trump destroying western democracies)

Exclusive: Saudis fall $1.8B behind in arms deal with Canada | The London Free Press - audi Arabia has fallen behind in making payments on its $15-billion arms deal with Canada, a contract that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he's looking for ways to halt. (so, just leverage)


Russian Agents Sought Secret US Treasury Records On Clinton Backers During 2016 Campaign - Whistleblowers said the Americans were exchanging messages with unsecure Gmail accounts set up by their Russian counterparts as the US election heated up.

A 5-Month-Old Girl Has Been Hospitalized With Pneumonia After Being Detained By The Border Patrol - mother said her daughter got increasingly sick after being held in "freezing" cells

The United States' Responsibility for Central American Migration - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Given what the U.S. has done to nations such as Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, which has very much contributed to the large-scale migration we are seeing today, the only morally correct position is to have completely open borders to people from these nations, not to mention open borders for Mexicans, considering we stole half their nation in an unjust war to expand slavery ... And this is only touching the surface. Between the long histories of U.S. interventions, the nation's insatiable drug habit, and the guns flowing south, the U.S. holds tremendous responsibility for what is happening. We owe it to these people to open our borders to them entirely without restriction. (America, always escaping responsibility b/c 2 dots are too many to connect)


President Donald Trump's new Space Force will fall under Air Force - ABC News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Resigns, Rebuking Trump's Worldview
James Mattis will retire as secretary of Defense in February, Trump says : politics (last adult in the room)
Mattis Out - Lawyers, Guns & Money
US Defence Secretary Mattis to quit : news
Jim Mattis'ss unmistakable repudiation of Trumpism, annotated
With Mattis out, we're in uncharted territory
Jim Mattis' resignation letter is an absolutely stunning rejection of Trumpism - CNNPolitics - Faced with a President who made enemies of our allies and allies of our enemies -- no one has arguably been happier with the Trump presidency than Russian President Vladimir Putin -- Mattis decided to walk away.

Democrats want to use obscure law to grab Donald Trump's tax returns

Trump's presidency is falling apart and the big crybaby is cracking

William Barr, Trump's Attorney General Pick, Criticized Mueller Probe In Memo: WSJ -- Barr reportedly described the special counsel's probe into potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump as "fatally misconceived"
Now We Know Trump Picked William Barr to Shut Down Mueller's Investigation

Ethics officials said Whitaker should recuse from the Mueller probe, but his advisers told him not to, officials say - The Washington Post

House Intel Votes To Give Robert Mueller Official Transcript Of Roger Stone Testimony

Trump rushes into shutdown threat over wall - POLITICO - House Speaker Paul Ryan declared that the president won't
Demanding Wall Funding, Trump Balks at Bill to Avert Shutdown - The New York Times (the elf is over his shoulder)
'Are you runing myu life?' : Republican senators in disbelief over Trump shutdown threat (fake person Susie Doozy is not happy)
Why Fox News Made Trump Shut Down the Government (Murdoch on the inside, Putin on the outside)

These are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: The Wall - I'm sure it's happened but news reporters generally don't explain why, given that Republicans have controlled Congress the entire time of Trump's presidency,- and still do, it is necessary for the Democrats to give Trump his stupid wall

Coulter Unloads: 'A Joke Presidency' That 'Scammed the American People' With Promises of a Wall (bitter truth sinks in, propaganda has its limits)
GoFundMe campaign for border wall aims for a billion (at least) - Politico (is there a deep state of suckers?)

Eschaton: America's Mayor - Once our grand gatekeepers in journalism give you sainthood it's never quite revoked, but watching Rudy beclown himself so much that even his biggest sycophantic media fans have had to dial it down a bit has been fun.

Tribune editorial: Chaffetz has made his choice - The Salt Lake Tribune - He has left public service, burned his bridges behind him, and gone completely over to the Dark Side of American culture. His political career should be over ... In an appearance on Fox News, the pseudo-journalistic hype machine of false news and fear, he displayed an incredibly cold heart in trying to absolve the government of any responsibility for the death of a 7-year-old girl who died in federal custody ... Jason Chaffetz has sold that belief in America for a chance at TV stardom. He has made his choice. The rest of us must make a different one. (well, who could have predicted that? from Jason Benghaaaazzzzi!)

Trump administration aims to toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients - The Washington Post (starve more) Trump proposes cutting food stamps for over 700,000 people just before Christmas : politics


Republican party leaders are slowly backing away from Trump as 2020 approaches. - popularity with voters is only one part of the picture. Leaders within the GOP are clearly hedging their bets as 2020 approaches.


Why Nonvoters Say They Stayed Home In The Midterms - Most Americans who missed out on Election Day now say they regret it ... turnout in this year's midterms was higher than it's been in a century, about half the voting-eligible public didn't turn out. Nonvoters span every conceivable demographic group but tend to skew younger, poorer and less white than those who do turn out.
Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics - The New York Times

Remember when Paul Ryan was the future of the Republican Party? - The Washington Post
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Gives Farewell Speech Ahead of Retirement That's Full of Shit - Be gone, zombie-eyed granny-starver from the State of Wisconsin. Go to your fat lobbying gig.

'Citing 'rotten, stinking politics' Kasich vetoes gun bill - " gun rights measure" (that's right, guns have rights!)


State Sen. Michael Williams, ex-Georgia governor candidate, indict - State Sen. Michael Williams, who waged a controversial campaign for governor this year, was charged this week with making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May primary.


How bad does the 'Illinois Exodus' have to get? Not only has the flight of citizens continued for a fifth straight year, but the population loss is intensifying. This year's estimated net reduction of 45,116 residents is the worst of these five losing years ... This is terrible news for House Speaker Michael Madigan ... Democrats who've run the legislature ... as the nation's population expands, the populations of Illinois and eight other states are declining. On their watch, an Illinois once revered as a land of opportunity now is in decline ... More ominously, every other state in the Midwest is growing.

Voter ID: NC House overrides veto | News & Observer (NC really, really, hates voters)
The North Carolina GOP's Latest Ploy to Save Its Partisan Gerrymander Is Almost Literally Unbelievable : inthenews

Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees - The New York Times - Employers that champion women face accusations of discriminating against their pregnant workers, showing how widespread the problem is in American workplaces.


Eschaton: They Already Claim To Have Standards - Any time there's a sufficiently bad bigot eruption in conservative media, and advertise boycott movements being, assholes like Shack Jafer (find it yourself but really you've read it before) write their 500th column about how such movements will destroy free speech and lead to the erasure all "controversial" political views being expressed by people with 8 figure salaries ... If you're more upset about the criticism of highly paid racists than, you know, the racism, ... (Jack Shafer is upset people might boycott Fucker Carlson for his nazi/racist propaganda broadcasts, srsly)
'Tucker Carlson Tonight' has fewer commercial breaks amid advertiser boycott - CNN (Jack Shafer is sad)

Alice Walker and David Icke: the New York Times By the Book feature controversy. - "By the Book" controversy seems like the result of editors getting a little too comfortable with a long-running, puffy feature.

The Alice Walker anti-Semitism controversy, explained - The beloved activist and author of The Color Purple is under fire for promoting an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory in an interview with the New York Times ... It's been out there for years, in Walker's writing and public comments, for anyone paying close attention to Walker to see. But major outlets like the New York Times have pointedly avoided mentioning it, which means that for the general public, anti-Semitism wasn't part of the story of Alice Walker. Until now. (and the NYT being soulless and stupid woke people up to both facts, Walker and themselves and Vox is on the case with the deep background and this summary:) Basically, it sure seems like Alice Walker, legendary activist and author, went looking for some critiques of Israeli politics and ended up getting "redpilled" on YouTube into becoming an anti-Semite by a person who doesn't believe in the moon ... (b/c Youtube's algorithm gives you conspiracy theories for the clicks and Alice didn't realize her brain had been taken over by a lizard-like hate parasite)

Lovebirds Olivia Nuzzi And Ryan Lizza Are Writing A Book - white-supremacist whisperer Olivia Nuzzi and guy who was fired from the New Yorker after a sexual misconduct investigation Ryan Lizza are a couple. Congrats to the sex-havers. While I'd usually try to avoid thinking about a woman my age being with a guy who is old enough to be her father ...

Der Spiegel journalist messed with the wrong small town Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years | World news | The Guardian - journalist fraud 'on a grand scale'

Why I'm Suing Max Blumenthal and Benjamin Norton
Sulome Anderson Admits Her Supposed Hezbollah Source Is 'Incredibly Unreliable' (by one of the sue-es)



Least-Educated State: California No. 1 in Percentage of Residents 25 and Older Who Never Finished 9th Grade; No. 50 in High School Graduates (Texas #2) (MA #1 for college grads)
The most -- and least -- healthy states in America - CNN (mostly red states, with everyone smoking and drinking mountain dew)


The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini - The New York Times

Alabama police department blames crime on young people's rejection of God : news (you don't need no education)


Emergency room bills: what I learned from reading 1,182 ER bills - Vox - A $5,571 bill to sit in a waiting room, $238 eyedrops, and a $60 ibuprofen tell the story of how emergency room visits are squeezing patients.

Digital Exile: How I Got Banned for Life from AirBnB (unaccountable tech assholes)

Let There Be Light (1946 film) - Wikipedia - John Huston while serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. Its portrayal of soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder led to Let There Be Light being suppressed by the U.S. government; it was not released until the 1980s. (of course they did)


Saturn is losing its iconic planetary rings - it'll take just under 300 million years for them to totally vanish, but that's a blip in time compared to the age of the planet, which is estimated to be at about 4 billion years old.

How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure : videos

I'm Vic Spitzer, and I created a virtual cadaver

For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain. The release is unprecedented, and its impact on culture and creativity could be huge. : books


u/_mildlyinfuriating explains how translating a book nearly destroyed medieval European society : bestof

What medical condition do you have that you thought was absolutely normal? : AskReddit

Took this picture of my dog the other day and someone said "Looks like a Vogue cover" and then this happened : funny

How Fascist Sympathizers Hijacked Reddit's Libertarian Hangout


The end of Lean In: How Sheryl Sandberg's message of empowerment fully unraveled (it was always a scam)
A Timeline Of Facebook's Scandals In 2018 - Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn't and 2018 has only presented more problems.
Facebook Inc. took a second stab at convincing its 2.3 billion users that it didn't allow more than 150 other companies to misuse their personal data : worldnews

Visionary Brain Genius Elon Musk Has Invented The World's Worst And Most Expensive Subway




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Rare tornado touches down near Seattle, causing "catastrophic damage" (the new "rare" normal)

Rats are everywhere in D.C. Even on the White House lawn. - The Washington Post

More journalists killed on the job as reprisal murders nearly double - Committee to Protect Journalists
United States added to list of most dangerous countries for journalists for first time : politics (Trump will disappear journos)

FT Person of the Year: George Soros | Financial Times - The philanthropist has become a standard bearer for liberal democracy, an idea under siege from populists

It's time to face the facts: Racism is a national security issue (nah, just a little Southern Heritage in defense of treason and slavery)

Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030 : politics
FedEx CEO blames 'bad political choices' for most of company's issues - I mean, making a bad decision about a new tax, creating a tremendously difficult situation with Brexit, the immigration crisis in Germany, the mercantilism and state-owned enterprise initiatives in China, the tariffs that the United States put in unilaterally
Dow slides to 2018 low after Fed disappoints - CNN
Federal Reserve raises rates despite signs of economic softening - CNN

In a single tweet, Trump destroys U.S. policy in the Middle East - The Washington Post - Victoria Nuland -- With his decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria, President Trump hands a huge New Year's gift to President Bashar al-Assad, the Islamic State, the Kremlin and Tehran.
Officials Say Trump Has Ordered Full Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria - The New York Times
Trump undermines his entire national security team on Syria - The Washington Post - Trump appears to be discarding his entire Syria and Iran strategy at a single stroke, giving up any and all U.S. influence in the region -- and disregarding the advice of his top national security officials. (his "instincts" are better than their so-called "intelligence")
US preparing for 'full' and 'rapic' withdrawal from Syria - The decision, which would be a reversal from previously stated US policy, was made by President Donald Trump, who has long signaled his desire to get out of Syria, (Trump surrenders to Putin, xbillion dollars down the drain)
U.S. Military Preparing for a Full Withdrawal of Its Forces From Syria - WSJ - Move throws campaign against Islamic State into question
The US is preparing to withdraw all its troops from Syria, US defence officials : news ... Trump: "I just got off the phone with my...erm...advisor, and he made a very strong argument for me to get US troops out of everywhere."
What would happen if the United States totally disengaged from Afghanistan? - The Washington Post (7/2017) (creation of a terrorist state)
Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent to record level (taliban funding)

Chaos on French highways as 'yellow vests' torch toll booths : news

'Far-right cell' in German Police 'threatened to kill lawyer's two-year-old daughter' -- Five German police officers are suspected of operating a neo-Nazi cell within the Frankfurt police force ...

The Relotius Case: Answers to the Most Important Questions - SPIEGEL ONLINE - In recent years, DER SPIEGEL published just under 60 articles by reporter and editor Claas Relotius. He has now admitted that, in several instances, he either invented stories or distorted facts. (woah, like literally fake news)

Eschaton: Adiss, Torrevieja - It was fun while it lasted. -- The European Commission will at noon today publish its preparation plans for no-deal Brexit. Here are some highlights based on early info: (thread) 1) UK nationals residing in other EU countries will from 29 March no longer have the right to live/work there. (Tories fucked everybody, including themselves)

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran - The New York Times

Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska : worldnews - Reminder that Oleg Deripaska is the oligarch to whom Paul Manafort owed $10 million.


'Cameras can't get in' is only reason Democrats say border patrol facility that held 7-year-old girl is still open - "If one of your cameras could get in there, the public would see what we have seen and we would shut this down or we would restructure it so that it could treat human beings in a decent fashion." (performative cruelty is Trumps/Rethugs' specialty)
'Fox & Fuckers' 'Stunned' by Trump's Loss to Pelosi on Border Wall Funding

Trump, foundering: His foundation stands nakedly exposed as a sham - NY Daily News


Remember the Big Story in the Russia Scandal: Donald Trump Betrayed America - Mother Jones (1 year, 333 days to get this far)


Trump signed letter of intent for Trump Tower in Moscow, Giuliani incorrectly claimed he didn't - CNNPolitics (hahaha everybody lied, it's all fake news)
Rudy Giuliani admits President Trump signed 'bulls--t' letter of intent for Moscow tower during 2016 campaign - NY Daily News (Rudy is made out of bullshit)

'I'm not hiding my disgusts, my disdain': Veteran judge upends hopes of Trump allies as he spotlights Flynn's misdeeds
How Michael Flynn's Lawyers Messed Up - The Atlantic - A muscular public-relations strategy is often a terrible litigation strategy.
A Lot of Sleazy Things - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Marcy Wheeler has a good post about the significance of Emmet Sullivan's comments yesterday, despite his unwise choice to invoke treason:
In Defense of Emmet Sullivan: Van Grack Suggested Mueller Did Review Whether Flynn's Behavior Amounted to Treason | emptywheel

Judge Emmet Sullivan Poses President Donald Trump Problems With Deportation Halt, Michael Flynn Case - Judge Emmet Sullivan, presiding ... And, not for nothing, but, if the suit gets that far, it is Judge Sullivan who is presiding over the lawsuit brought by Democratic congresscritters that accuses the president* of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Sooner or later, god willing, the president* may have to appear before Judge Sullivan, either as a witness or a defendant. I would pay top-dollar for a ticket to that.

` We were FBI agents. We want to know why Flynn lied to the bureau. - The Washington Post ... He had not only accepted thousands of dollars from Russian firms with suspect business practices, but had traveled to Moscow to speak at a gala for a Russian propagandist television network and was pictured hobnobbing with none other than President Vladimir Putin. (let's go with "foreign agent" and "treason")
Fox Host Calls Flynn Judge A Member Of Mueller's 'Witch Hunt' (Lou Fobbs)

Rep. Adam Schiff: If Michael Cohen Goes to Jail, Why Wouldn't Trump?

New secret filing in case of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
Mueller seeks Roger Stone's testimony to House intelligence panel, suggesting special counsel is near end of probe of Trump adviser (hahaha he waited until the Dems took over so Nunes couldn't ratfuck)

Why not indict the Trump Organization? - The Washington Post

Trump 2020 campaign used a shell company to pay ad buyers at the center of alleged illegal coordination scheme with NRA

VA Didn't Spend Millions Meant for Veterans Suicide Prevention | Time (corruption more important)

Senate overwhelmingly backs overhaul of criminal justice system - The Washington Post - after a remarkable political shift from Republicans who voted in large numbers to save money by reducing prison sentences, handing a rare bipartisan victory to President Trump.
Arkansas R Senator Cotten: 'If anything, we have an under-incarceration problem' ("Way too many black people walking around out of jail" he said)

Mnuchin Bloomberg Interview on Trump's 10% Tax Cut Promise - Bloomberg ("backs Off" = admits he was lying, and as usual, the pic)
Trump tariffs hit middle- and low-income earners most - CBS News (suckers will blame Obama and Hillary)

South Carolina GOP open to canceling state's 2020 primary to protect Trump from challenge (lie cheat steal rape pillage and rig the systems)

Why Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Scare Democrats So Much? - The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a Man

Nevada Becomes First State With Female-Majority Legislature | Time

Kyrsten Sinema will be Arizona's senior U.S. senator, Gov. Ducey says (hahaha that worked out, Sally McSally is #2)

Clayton, Sykes leave Republican Party and become Democrats | The Kansas City Star



Illinois Attorney General Says Catholic Church Withheld Names of at Least 500 Accused Priests - The New York Times (isn't that a ... crime?)


The Fresno Bee and the War on Local News | GQ - Local newspapers like The Fresno Bee have long been an endangered institution in America, and that was before California Rep. Devin Nunes began waging a public campaign against his hometown paper.

Poll: Most Americans Are Against U.S. Becoming More Politically Correct : NPR (NPR warns against being less racist, Dems need to use N-word more)

Trump Immigration-Bashing Provokes Public Opinion Backlash - Bloomberg - Polls show that support is increasing for the people he attacks.

Conservative Website Makes Bonkers Rule About Watching Porn And Criticizing Trump | HuffPost - You're Not Allowed To Knock Trump For Stormy Daniels If You Watch Porn http://fdrl.st/bt2 (watching porn = adultery ... Republicans off the edge of sanity)

Everyone is Misreporting the Texas BDS Lawsuit - Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com (corps are people, people are corps, so shut up)


Ousted NPR news chief, ex-Fox News execs team up on new site - POLITICO - but two top hires left their previous jobs after allegations of harassment and racism. ... Another former Fox News executive, Ken LaCorte, has enlisted former NPR news boss Michael Oreskes and former Fox News executive editor John Moody to join him in creating LaCorte News, which he said will be a truly "fair and balanced" alternative in these polarized times. (nice Fox slogan you have there)

Hot Historical Takes from the New Gilded Age - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Smithsonian Museum of American History is a complete disaster. Ever since the Enola Gay exhibit became a center of conservative culture war resentment in the 1990s, the Smithsonian has been petrified of offending anyone in power. Combine this with the decline of federal funding to produce great exhibits and the Smithsonian is now an institution completely beholden to the wealthy

Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Overturn a $4.7 Billion Baby Powder Verdict : news


Eliza Dushku: I worked at CBS. I didn't want to be sexually harassed. I was fired (asshole dick bro culture) ... Weatherly also bragged about his friendship with CBS chief executive Les Moonves
` Eliza Dushku: I worked at CBS. I didn't want to be sexually harassed. I was fired


Activists launch 'Phones Out' campaign urging public to record police : news
public freakout - YouTube
/r/PublicFreakout

Cleveland man alleges racial profiling after bank refuses to cash check, calls 9-1-1


The Secret Baby Catchers of Alabama - The Huffington Post


Research has generally found that American conservatives are more likely to espouse conspiracy theories. It was hypothesized that this might be the case because conservatives did not hold the presidency between 2008-2016. However, post-2016 research still affirms the link. : science


Are people with photographic memories less prone to developing false memories? : askscience


Woman charged with witchcraft just 2 days before offence scrubbed from law : news - As opposed to real witchcraft.

What's the best case of Instant Karma you've witnessed?

u/slurmf posts a 10yr old internet classic and it's original creator shows up and provides an 8-years-later remake : bestof

What is a great quote you heard in a porno? : AskReddit
Nerd gets laid (3:00 minute mark)
My daddy taught me - YouTube


Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace -- but forgot one crucial detail -- No one likes a lying asshole ... Let's get one thing straight right off the bat: Facebook, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and its COO Sheryl Sandberg, and its public relations people, and its engineers have lied. They have lied repeatedly. They have lied exhaustively. They have lied so much they've lost track of their lies, and then lied about them.

Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people's data than it has disclosed (Fuckerberg and Sandfuck lied, and lied about lying)
Facebook's Data Sharing: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation -- (#1: Zuckerfuck and Fuckberg are lying spawn of Satan)
Facebook "allowed Microsoft's Bing search engine to see the name but forgot one crucial details of virtually all Facebook users' friends without consent, the records show, and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users' private messages." : news
The Register
Why Do These Users Keep Getting Their Privacy Violated? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Mark and Sheryl scratch their heads?)
Facebook 'log out' boycott underway after alleged black voter suppression : technology (Mark and Sheryl are anti-semitic racists? no ...)
Facebook Allowed Some Tech Companies To Read And Delete User's Private Messages: NYT




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TIL that over 108 billion people have lived on the Earth and today's population of 7.5 billion represents 7% of humans that have ever lived. : todayilearned

'Living under a time bomb' California communities scramble to avoid becoming the next wildfire tragedy

Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules : news (heros)

More than 70% of economists and fund managers blame tariffs for market sell-off : politics (dot A meet dot B)
Wall Street Hits New 2018 Lows as Fed Decision Looms Over Markets - The New York Times (so much winning)
CNBC Fed survey: Chance of recession rises to 23% - Fifty-two percent said they now approve of the president's handling of the economy, down 14 points from the prior survey in which his approval had hit an all-time high. (suckers)
Tax bill bonuses: workers only got 2 cents more per hour in bonuses - Vox - US companies got about $54 billion. (and the super-rich got $1.99 trillion, hahaha suckers)

Sweden's 'man-free' feminist music festival is found guilty of discrimination by authorities : Music (complete with "man-pens")

On My Mind: Shattered glass - Opinion - Jerusalem Post - The New York Police Department recorded a 22% increase in antisemitic incidents in the city in the first 10 months of this year, compared to the same period in 2017.

How totalitarian regimes will take over social media and destroy the West - Opinion - Jerusalem Post - Porous borders and radio waves and other methods enabled people to learn what was happening outside of various police states, such as the Soviet empire.


Eschaton: Not Our Job To Clean The Puke Out Of Your Carpet - Some things will be mutually beneficial and likely happen quickly, but the EU won't be interested helping the UK out just because they're nice. (in all this time, no effective opposition to Brexit suicide)

Controversial Playboy model Marisa Papen is arrested for nude photos of her being crucified on a cross at the Vatican


Donald Trump Awarded 'Golden Idiot' Prize by German TV Show as Much of the World Laughs at U.S. President (except Putin and Bone Saw, who just cackled)
A child occupies the White House -- and the world knows it (said the daughter of St Reagan)

U.s. Branded 'Far-Right' After Being One Of Two Countries Out of 183 To Vote Against UN Pact To Help Refugees
This week in Trump inhumanity: Keeping a mother from her dying toddler - The Washington Post (performative cruelty keeps his base happy)
Trump backs off demand for $5 billion for border wall, but shutdown still possible after Democrats reject new GOP offer - The Washington Post

Why Is Congress Trying To Pass An Obviously Unconstitutional Bill That Would Criminalize Boycotts Of Israel? : politics ... "It's ironic that the pro-Israel party is full of anti-Semites" (Netanfuckyu's strategy)
She lost her school job after refusing to sign a pro-Israel pledge. Now, she's filing a lawsuit ... "how insane it is that a Texas school district insists on their employees signing this stupid pro-Israel contract?" (you will swear loyalty to the End of the World)

People with extreme political views 'cannot tell when they are wrong', study finds

Quote of the Day: "Could he be charged with treason?"

Jon Meacham: Trump May Be Committing 'Definition of Treason' Right Now -- The presidential historian said ... "It's quite possible" Trump is a a witting or at least partially witting agent of a foreign power"
Presidential Historian Jon Meacham: Trump Could Be an 'Agent of a Foreign Power Who Committted 'Definition of Treason'

Appeals Court Upholds Grand Jury Subpoena In Secret Mueller-Linked Ca
Read: Appeals Court Upholds Grand Jury Subpoena In Secret Mueller-Linked Case : politics

Mueller Ready to Pounce on Trumpworld Concessions to Moscow - could answer a central question of the Russia investigation: What did the Kremlin hope to get from its political machinations?
Russia's support for Trump's election is no longer disputable
Trump supporters turning on president over Mueller investigation into Russia ties, poll shows : politics
Is Mueller's investigation nearing the 'worst-case scenario? -- "The completely inconceivable idea that . . . the president of the United States is an active agent of Russian intelligence, no longer seems completely unthinkable" ... "In most cases, Mueller is running four to six months ahead of where we think he is publicly"
Poll shows majority of Americans think Robert Mueller will find President Trump committed crimes | TheHill
Trump could be indicted by Mueller, says Fox News' Judge Napolitano: 'There's ample evidence' (and may already be)
Trump Could Be Under Sealed Indictment, Analyst Speculates : politics
Robert Mueller's Legal Masterpiece -- The special counsel has spun a web of investigations that draw closer to Trump every day.

Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations he used it for personal and political benefit : politics (crime operation)
xsy Chris Matthews: Trump Jr, Ivanka stand as the next dominoes to fall'
Ex-National Enquirer Editor Suggests Jared, Ivanka Partook In 'Criminal Activity'
Trump's s Publisher Pal Puts Saudi Propaganda Magazine in U.S. Supermarkets ... praising crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (3/2018)
Jared Kushner seeking a back channel with Russia would be 'off the map,' ex-general says (Hayden 5/2017)
Jared Kushner's Growing Stench of Treason (5/2017)

"The Staff If Fed Up He's Acting Like a Nut" : Trump's West Wing Braces for Christmas Madness, More Departures -- And Mueller

CNN's Chris Cuomo Spots 'Uncanny' Similarity Of Trump And Russian Bot Messages
On Twitter, Trump comes out swinging in many directions - The Washington Post (berserk toddler disses crooked Hillary among other temper-targets)

Top Republicans struggle to persuade Trump not to shut down the government - The Washington Post

Trump launches unprecedented reelection machine - POLITICO - Unique structure of the president's reelection campaign is an expression of his iron grip on the party. (all Republicans are owned by Trump Inc)

Michael Flynn Sentencing: Washington Owes Him an Apology - Bloomberg - One year after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, there is still no evidence that he is a traitor (Eli Lake, wrong again)
Apology Not Offered - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Various conservatives were very confident that Michael Flynn would have his actions effectively justified by Judge Emmet Sullivan: "Anticipating just such a triumph, Eli Lake published a column this morning speculating that Flynn had been entrapped and was owed an apology." (Eli Lake falls into the garbage dump in less than 2 hours)
Mike Flynn Steps in It: In a Bid to Feed the Frothy Right, He Leads to Release of Damning New Details Showing He Lied to Protect Trump | emptywheel (Marcy for reality)
Flynn sentencing: Trump backers had their anti-Mueller dreams dashed - The Washington Post
David Mack on Twitter: "Here's Judge Jeanine this weekend saying Flynn was set up and praising Judge Emmett Sullivan as someone "unafraid of the swamp." She even speculated the judge could toss out the guilty plea and let Flynn walk ........ not so much as it turns out. https://t.co/9FtJXWR5DU"
Judge to Flynn: 'Arguably you sold your country out'
Flynn Sentencing Postponed as Judge Raises Doubts: Court Update - Bloomberg (Judge asks why they prosecute him for treason, hello Eli)
As Trump's power slips away, as Flynn faces possible jail time

Blaming the Deep State: Officials Accused of Wrongdoing Adopt Trump's Response

Senate reports on Russian disinformation show how trolls targeted black Americans. - Will lawmakers finally do something about it?

Even Obamacare Haters Think Friday's Court Ruling Is Terrible -- These conservatives sound just as critical of the decision as the liberals do. Murdoch's Journal is not happy)

Trump's story told through classic films - Drawn by Jake Tapper - CNN Video

All 83 of the Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Were Dismissed Because He's on the Supreme Court Now

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Slammed by Reporter as She Cuts Press Briefing Short: 'Do Your Job, Sarah' ... The meeting got off to a rocky start, beginning nearly an hour later than originally scheduled. Then, when Sanders did allow members of the press to ask questions, she repeatedly cut off answers and signaled that they were "short on time" (Bitch showin' 'em who's boss)
'Do your job, Sarah!" Reporters shout after first White House briefing in weeks lasts 15 minutes
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Slammed by Reporter As She Cuts Press Briefing Short
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Dodges Wall Funding Questions With Nonsense About Mexico Trade Pact 'General Revenue' -- Sarah Huckabee Sanders Adds a New Entry to the Gaslight Encyclopedia: General Revenue - Remember when Mexico was going to pay for The Big, Beautiful Wall?

Second woman claims billionaire perv Jeffrey Epstein 'directed' her to have sex with Alan Dershowitz (karma reaper comes for Dershofuck)
Second woman claims billionaire perv Jeffrey Epstein 'directed' her to have sex with Alan Dershowitz - NY Daily News

Eschaton: America's Worst Publication - The Weekly Standard ... April 28, 2003 issue -- that is, a month after the U.S. invasion of Iraq ... "Now that the war in Iraq is over." (Republicans fucking the world! for the win!)
The 10 Most Appalling Articles in the Weekly Standard's Short and Dreadful Life (but compassionate murderous conservatism!)
Death of The Weekly Standard Signals Rebirth of the Right


Different kind of Blue Dog Coalition intent on being a force in House - The Washington Post - They were predominantly older white men from the South who boasted A-ratings from the National Rifle Association and hewed right on issues such as abortion and gay rights.

Update: Work requirement ends Medicaid coverage for 4,600 more Arkansans in December | ArkansaRob Monster claims he helped resurrect Gab because of his commitment to free speech. He also has a lot to say about Jews.
s Blog (Repeal and Wait For You to Die)

Ocasio-Cortez weighs a new primary target: Hakeem Jeffries - POLITICO - Jeffries, the newly elected No. 5 Democrat in the House, has drawn criticism from the left since the party's leadership elections - The group feels Jeffries takes too much money from corporate interests, a key litmus test, and is overly friendly with banking and pro-charter school interests. But Ocasio-Cortez is also unhappy that a campaign donation to her from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) was allegedly used in a whisper campaign against Lee before her narrow loss to Jeffries in the recent race for Democratic caucus chair.

America's Overcompensated and Underachieving Elites, The Teenage Years - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A garbage president for garbage people - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Erick Erickson is grappling with a deep mystery:


These Things I Have Recently Learned - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Alice Walker is a reprehensible anti-Semite.
The New York Times Just Published an Unqualified Recommendation for an Insanely Anti-Semitic Book - Tablet Magazine (oh, and Holy Blood, Holy Grail)
Are the Lizard People controlling the Intellectual Dark Web? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

In popular Wisconsin vacation town, toddler's rape kit leads to arrest (cops buried rape kit b/c they always do)

Seriously, Prada, what were you thinking?: Why the fashion industry keeps bumbling into racist imagery - The Washington Post

People fall off cruise ships with alarming regularity. Can anything be done to stop it? ... Broberg -- who at 5'5" weighed 120 lbs -- was served 19 drinks


The Most Overlooked Movies of 2018: Pimp-Slayers, Anti-Capitalists and Nic Cage Rage

The Strategy Bridge - the most flagrant challenge ever hurled by top-ranking American military men at the civilian leadership of the United States.


Party over platform: Trump's varied statements on a range of issues gave political scientists a unique opportunity to see that Trump supporters are more attached to the party label than conservative principles. : science


Researchers succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a vaccine or drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults. (probably not)

A study of 26,000 people has found opioids not much better than placebos at treating pain. Alternative treatments are often better for noncancer pain, the study found : science

Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport : technology

A proposal happy accident : aww
What screams "I need to prove my masculinity" ? : AskReddit Women of Reddit, what's the most "crazy girlfriend" thing you've ever done?

The next major battle : Sununu charges against marijuana legalization (the son of the guy who killed the planet)
Episode 344: The Book of Revelation
Episode 344: The Book of Revelation : LPOTL
Libsyn Directory - podcasts

Google isn't the company that we should have handed the Web over to - Analysis: Microsoft adopting Chromium puts the Web in a perilous place. (Fuckya Nutella: "I dont' see why we need more than one web browser)

The Bible-Thumping Tech CEO Who's Proud Of Keeping Neo-Nazis Online - Rob Monster claims he helped resurrect Gab because of his commitment to free speech. He also has a lot to say about Jews. (eponymous)

The Yoda of Silicon Valley - The New York Times - Donald Knuth, master of algorithms, reflects on 50 years of his opus-in-progress




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Opinion | Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy? - The New York Times - Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy? - Our species possesses inherent value, but we are devastating the earth and causing unimaginable animal suffering.
Americans want action on climate change. Republicans are the exception - 66 percent of Americans now say they've seen enough evidence to justify action on climate change, up from 51 percent two decades ago ... Resistance comes only from the one-third of Americans who identify themselves as Republicans. A 56 percent majority of the GOP says either that concern about climate change is unwarranted (hence the 66% overall)

'Living under a time bomb' California communities scramble to avoid becoming the next wildfire tragedy

Worst start to December for the stock market since Great Depression

Uncovering Chinese Espionage in the US | The Diplomat - A detailed look into how, why, and where Chinese spies are active in the United States.


Poland Reverses Supreme Court Purge, Retreating From Conflict With E.U. - The New York Times - Mr. Duda waited until the last hours before his formal deadline Monday night to sign the bill to reinstate judges who had been purged

Opinion | The Cost of Telling a #MeToo Story in Australia - The New York Times - Shje is worried that Australia's defamation laws will drag her into a legal and financial quagmire ... Australia is the only Western democracy without an explicit constitutional protection for freedom of speech (revenge of the dickieocracy)

How Trump Made War on Angela Merkel and Europe | The New Yorker - The German Chancellor and other European leaders have run out of patience with the President.


Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate 'interference' in kingdom (you will not criticize us!)

Politicians have caused a pay 'collapse' for the bottom 90 percent of workers, researchers say ... efforts to weaken unions, the decay of the minimum wage and monetary policy that prioritizes low inflation over full employment (hello, Republicans)

Video of migrant children with numbers on their arms goes viral after 7-year-old girl dies in detention - U.S. News - Haaretz.com - The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by U.S. border agents this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family
Trump 'Boarder Security' typo draws instant mockery on Twitter

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States The Computational Propaganda Project

Anatomy of a Ratfucking - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A report prepared for the Senate that provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia and worked even harder to support him while in office.
A Complete Guide to All 17 (Known) Trump and Russia Investigations | WIRED
Silicon Valley may have done 'bare minimum' to help Russia investigation, Senate Intel Committee told (the Mark and Sheryl Show)
New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation's scale and sweep
Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media - The New York Times ... The most popular of the Russian Instagram accounts was @blackstagram, with 303,663 followers.

Russian disinformation teams targeted Robert S. Mueller III, says report prepared for Senate - The Washington Post (Donnie asked Vlad for a little help)

An Anatomy of A Ratfucking, Pt. 2: Working With the Worst of America - Lawyers, Guns & Money
An Anatomy of A Ratfucking, Pt. 3: Discouraging Democratic Constituencies - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How Donald Trump Got Caught in a Legal Vise -- The breadth of investigations is so sweeping that they may hang over the president and his entourage long after Robert Mueller's probe is finished

Giuliani stumbles into admitting Trump's hush money payments were probably illegal


Napolitano: FBI Agents Did Not Entrap Mike Flynn
The 'Michael Flynn is an innocent hero' conspiracy theory suffers a major setback
Michael Flynn's business associates charged with illegally lobbying for Turkey

More Powerful Than a Russian Troll Army: The National Enquirer - The New York Times

Roger Stone Admits Spreading Lies on InfoWars - WSJ - Trump adviser made the admission in settling a defamation suit brought against him by an exiled Chinese businessman

It's high time for media to enter the No Kellyanne Zone -- and stay there
Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Conway Slug it Out For 39 Absolutely Crazy Minutes on CNN

Witches to Trump: Stop Calling the Mueller Investigation a 'Witch Hunt' -- The witch community is tired of the president invoking the worst moment in their history to serve his political needs.
Fox News contributor ridicules Trump for calling Michael Cohen a "rat" : It's "mobster lingo" (well?)

CNN's Jake Tapper Shuts Down Susan Collins' Trump Hush Money Spin: We 'Do Have The Whole Picture' (lying Suzie Doozy is always waiting for "the full picture")

Obama-Trump Voters - Lawyers, Guns & Money - How to deal with the Obama-Trump voters is a tricky proposition for 2020. These are mostly white racists who also believe that they are getting screwed economically. While Trump remains obscenely and disturbingly popular among Republicans, not everyone who voted for him is a Republican. (they got conned)

Eschaton: They'll Be On CNN Labeled "Patriot Party Members" Or Some Shit - Great framing, as always, New York Times. These Congressman are just tired of Washington which as we all know is just a complete hellhole compared to Bugnuts, Alabama, where they will return for the winter break before beginning their new jobs as [check notes] Raytheon lobbyists. They're lazy and scoping out their next gig you assholes.

A Shutdown Looms. Can the G.O.P. Get Lawmakers to Show Up to Vote? - The New York Times -- Their vanquished and retiring members are sick and tired of Washington and don't want to show up anymore to vote. - Call it the revenge of the lame ducks.

Suddenly everyone is defending the Affordable Care Act - Axios (you know, the Repeal and Replace with Shit Act)
Texas ObamaCare Blunder - WSJ - ruling will be overturned and could backfire on Republicans (if the WSJ says that ...)

A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States -- so She Lost Her Job
Muslim group challenging Texas' "No Boycott of Israel' law

Bob Corker won't say whether or not Trump should be primaried in 2020

Iowa Poll: Trump's popularity still soars among Iowa Republicans (let's talk to some more evil dimbulb farmers who got screwed by Trumpster and love it)
Pennsylvania meltdown triggers Republican alarms - POLITICO - A GOP implosion in Pennsylvania has Republicans alarmed about President Donald Trump's reelection prospects in a state that proved essential to his 2016 victory.

Trump Officials Plan to Rescind Obama-Era School Discipline Policies - The New York Times (what America needs is more paddling and abuse of kids said the pyramid of evil Queen)

'Men For Others, My Ass" : After Kavanaugh, Inside Georgetown Prep's Culture of Omerta

CBS Says Les Moonves Will Not Receive $120 Million Severance - The New York Times (Moonfucked)

Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'


Opinion | Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach - The New York Times - According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 32 states, those with the highest percentage of high school students who say they have had sex are Mississippi, Delaware, West Virginia, Alabama and Arkansas. All but Delaware voted Republican in the last presidential election. (Delaware, the sex state)

Salt Lake County is now minority Mormon, and the impacts are far reaching : politics

Washington Women's March group disbands amid anti-Semitism controversy at national level
They Grabbed Her Baby and Arrested Her. Now Jazmine Headley Is Speaking Out. - The New York Times (cops will be cops)

Angry Staff Officer on Twitter: "Hai I've had some wine and realized today is an AUSPICIOUS day I. The history of the things of the country and stuff. HARK TO MY TALE. so a long time ago in a northwest territory far far away, there was almost a war about Toledo Ohio. Toledo, Ohio. I know right" (the Toledo War because stupid and lazy has always worked and history if fun) "Mi says they're ready to "welcome them to hospitable graves"




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Climate Negotiators Reach an Overtime Deal to Keep Paris Pact Alive - The New York Times

Paradise Lost | Outside Online - nside the most destructive fire in American history -- and why the West's cities and towns will keep on burning
Sierra Nevada snow pack on track to shrink 79 percent, new study finds. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab report finds "fundamental changes" coming for California's water supply)

'Pathetic' NRA, Republicans Are 'Easily Manipulated' and 'Complicit' In Russian Espionage, Expert Says - Dr. Sarah Kendzior, an academic who researches and writes on authoritarianism (and no, Russia doesn't let you buy assault guns)

China's Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor

Japan explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo restaurant blast - BBC News

Brazillian faith healer accused of molesting over 300 women now considered a fugitive : news (Oprah promoted him, you know)


British officials line up for second referendum: reports POLITICO
Senior Tories urge free vote on second referendum | Politics | The Guardian - Cabinet ministers renew pleas for fresh approach after damaging week for PM

Trump working on extraditing cleric, Turkish foreign minister says - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Here's How The Chief Palestinian Negotiator Described His Last Meting With Jared Kushner - Let's get the bad news out of the way first: it's possible that Jared Kushner may not successfully broker a Middle East peace deal.

Horrifying indifference to children's lives (they only care about the unborn)

Jakelin Caal: The 7-year-old migrant girl who died in Border Patrol custody was healthy before she arrived, father says - The Washington Post
Jakelin Caal Was Held at Border Patrol Base Previously Cited for Contaminated Water

New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation's scale and sweep ... the Russian campaign reached 126 million people on Facebook and 20 million more on Instagram. (Sheryl blames Soros)

Comey shreds Trump for 'lying' about raid of Cohen office
This is from the President of our country, lying about the lawful execution of a search warrant issued by a federal judge. Shame on Republicans who don't speak up at this moment -- for the FBI, the rule of law, and the truth.


Voters uneasy over Trump probes, question his honesty: NBC-WSJ poll -- A robust 62 percent majority say Trump has not been honest about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, up from 56 percent in August. (the core 38% of delusional sadists)
Poll: 62 percent say Trump isn't telling the truth in Russia probe - More Americans want Democrats -- not Trump -- in charge of setting policy
WATCH: GOP strategist flames out after mistakenly citing poll that shows most American's think Trump is a liar

Alarming CNN Graphic Shows Just How Many Ongoing Investigations Relate To Trump | HuffPost

Mueller Is Fighting a Witness in Court. Who Is It? - The New York Times


Investigations Into The Personal and Political Mount For Trump | HuffPost - Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the practices of his late father.
'30-year criminal enterprise' : Investigations look at Trump's life from all angles
After nearly two years in the White House, Trump's lies start catching up with him

Donald Trump Whines Over 'Unfair' Coverage On NBC, 'Saturday Night Live' "Should be tested in courts," the president tweeted. (notes on his delusional word-salad rants)

Giuliani Said on ABC That President Knew Cohen Pushed Trump Tower Moscow 'Up To November 2016'
Giuliani melts down defending Trump lies about Cohen: 'Unles you'e god, you'll never know what the truth is'


Sen. Dick Durbin: Obamacare ruling 'once again puts Republicans in Washington on the spot' (like repeal replace and refuck didn't do it)

Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department - The New York Times (face of corruption, you mean)

Scott Walker Gets Mercilessly Mocked By Twitter Users Over Venn Diagram Fail | HuffPost
Michigan GOP Governor Signs Bills Gutting Minimum Wage Hike, Paid Sick Leave : politics

Arizona Lawmaker Faces Calls for Resignation After Saying Black People Don't 'Blend In' with Society

She needs to smile more or less - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Vanity Fair set up the hurdles for Kamala Harris's still-hypothetical bid for the presidency. It is as bad as one would expect.

Our Women in Washington - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This may have happened over a week ago, but I have to say how awesome it is that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is exposing to the public just how that gross corporate-friendly Washington sausage is made ("bipartisan" freshman orientation given by Goldman Sachs, no unions allowed)

Speaker Paul Ryan retires: his legacy is debt and disappointment - Vox - Paul Ryan's long con (very serious policy wonk in the give us your money and fuck you dept.)


After suicides in Acton and Boxborough, a communion of sorrow - The Boston Globe


Adult obesity rates rise in 6 states, exceed 35% in 7 : news

Multi-lab, high-powered replication of widespread moral psychology finding (exposure to the Ten Commandments increases honesty) fails to find evidence of an effect : science

New research on attachment insecurity shows what drives the need for money. Among all forms of security threat, furthermore "interpersonal insecurityis one of the most important factors influencing materialism"

TIL In medieval times women's hairstyles showed if they were single or married. Married women would have kept their long hair tied up in braids beneath a head covering of some sort. Single women would allow their hair to fall freely over their bodies signaling that they were available for marriage. : todayilearned

Traffic flow measured on 30 different 4-way junctions : videos

The development of a kind, caring, and warm attitude toward oneself might help those suffering from chronic pain. A new study found that people with higher levels self-compassion tended to be better able to "get on with the business of living" despite experiencing pain.


ELI5 why is there the two rows of elements that don't fit in on the periodic table? How do these 20 or so elements fit into those two single spots? : explainlikeimfive

Healthy levels of Vitamin D are linked to a 75% lower risk of depression, new research finds. The Irish study followed almost 4,000 older adults for four years. : science

Men tend to perceive both polygyny -- in which a man has more than one wife -- and polyandry -- in which a woman has more than one husband -- as less troublesome than women


What is the biggest "this relationship won't last" red flag you've ever seen at a wedding? : AskReddit



The Unbearable Conventionality of Our Tech Betters - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Fresh off Amazon's decision to engage in a nationwide scam to set cities against each other and see what goodies it could get and then settling on building in two already extremely expensive cities that don't need the jobs, we have Apple: Apple said Thursday that it would build a new $1 billion campus in Austin ...

Sears bankruptcy court OKs $25 million in bonuses for top execs : news (they reward themselves for destroying companies and jobs)




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The year's brightest comet makes its closest pass by Earth this weekend. On Sunday, the "Christmas Comet" will come within 7.2 million miles of Earth, or about 30 times the Earth-Moon distance. : worldnews

Mention of 'fossil fuels' cut from videos at UN climate talks: Videos produced by environmental groups to be shown to thousands of participants in a major UN climate summit were banned by organisers for mentioning fossil fuels, in a move campaigners say amounts to censorship. : worldnews (sounds Trumpian)
200 Nations Agree On Global Climate Pact Rules After Weeks Of Talks | HuffPost - After two weeks of talks in Poland, nations finally agreed on rules for combatting climate change ... Last week, Saudi Arabia, the Unites States, Russia and Kuwait refused to use the word "welcome" in association with the findings of the report. (Trump's corruption has become our best buddies)
Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail (and oh, read the comments)
Drenched city: 2018 is now Washington's wettest year ever recorded ... past the previous record of 61.33 inches set in 1889 (Boston has had 52")

Monumental Disaster at the Department of the Interior - A new report documents suppression of science, denial of climate change, the silencing and intimidation of staff (we don't need your sciencey stuff)

Quiet Skies: TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers like terrorists - The Boston Globe - following widespread criticism that federal air marshals were spying on thousands of unwitting fliers who are not suspected of any crime or on any terrorist watch list.

Maria Butina pleads guilty, is first Russian national convicted of seeking to influence U.S. policy around time of 2016 election : worldnews (thought and prayers, commie NRA +Putin "never heard of her")

U.S. Fears for Safety of Russian Cooperator Butina, Filing Says - Bloomberg (Putin, who "never heard of her" will Novichuk her)

Ukraine Asserts Major Russian Military Buildup on Eastern Border - The New York Times (Trump gave Putin the go-ahead)

America' s hidden war in Syria - U.S. troops will now stay in Syria indefinitely, controlling a third of the country and facing peril on many fronts

U.S. Tech Giant Cloudflare Provides Cybersecurity For At Least 7 Terror Groups | HuffPost - Among its customers are the Taliban, al-Shabab and Hamas.
How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments - The New York Times - Especially remarkable was the location: Kashgar, the ancient Silk Road city in China's far west that is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis. (annals of evil)

Venezuela's inflation rate passes 1 million percent and it's costing lives every day. : worldnews (Maduro and his bus-trip to Hell)

Palestinian teenager killed as violence spirals in the West Bank during Israeli manhunt for shooter : worldnews

No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel: A panel of legal experts was set up by the government after protests when five men were cleared of raping a teenage woman. Judges ruled that the so-called "wolf pack" gang had not assaulted her. : worldnews

"Red vests" movement announced in Tunisia: Protests will start on Dec 17 as govt seizes 48,000 red vests and 2,000 yellow vests from a warehouse in Sfax : worldnews

British Columbia court upholds extradition of pair accused of 'honour killing' in India : worldnews

UK ministers think May's Brexit plan is dead, seek alternatives: The Times | Reuters
Eschaton - Run out the clock and hope for desperation to pass the thing is the plan, I guess. - Theresa May has come home from Brussels empty-handed and without hope of further negotiations over the Irish backstop, with the failure to achieve any kind of breakthrough leaving her brutally exposed ... Brussels sources claimed May was just keeping up a pretence that the legal guarantee she had promised rebellious Tory MPs during this week's leadership challenge was still on the cards. ("on the cards")
Benedict Cumberbatch Scams a Nation in the Brexit Trailer


Saudi Media Defends Donald Trump by Attacking Progressive Muslim-American Politicians With Racism, Conspiracy Theories (Trump is a commie A-rab)
Saudi Arabia spending billions to prop up stock market after foreign-relations bungles, including Khashoggi murder : worldnews
PressTV-Saudis violate Hudaydah truce 21 times: Yemen army

Dow dives about 500 points to its lowest close since May

DHS Secretary Blames Migrant Family For Child's Harrowing Death | HuffPost - "This family chose to cross illegally" (she cackled evilly)

Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP : politics ... there are still more registered Republicans than Democrats among Orange County's roughly 100,000 voters of Vietnamese descent (figure that out +Stephen Miller's next plan: deport all Dems to Antarctica)

Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge, Raising Insurance Uncertainty - Bloomberg
Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law is unconstitutional - The Washington Post (Texas, yi-ha))
This Is The Future Republicans Want - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Judge Reed 'O'Connor (R-Tex) has as expected issued his ridiculously hacktacular opinion arguing that because Congress repealed the tax penalty enforcing the mandate the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. ("give us your money, fuck off and die)
Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act : news - Sadly, a lot of folks think this won't impact their lives, as they have ACA, not that darn Obama Care.
The ruling finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional is raw judicial activism and impossible to defend - The Washington Post
Opinion | What the Lawless Obamacare Ruling Means - The New York Times - not based on a solid legal argument. It's an exercise in raw judicial power.

MarkHoHoHoHamill on Twitter: "You're about to find out, Benedict Donald! ?? #HaveYourselfAVeryMuellerChristmas ?? "
His worst nightmare: Trump's life under a legal microscope - Simply put, Trump's campaign, transition, inaugural committee and presidency are now under active criminal investigation. His business -- the Trump Organization -- and his defunct charity -- The Trump Foundation are also under investigation (the charity investigation is a civil one). His college -- Trump University -- has already been deemed a fraud.

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump - CNNPolitics (his open-book take home test didn't get a good grade)
Strange real estate deal raises specter of Putin buying Trump - SFChronicle.com
Russia Investigations: Collusion Case Looks Weaker Amid Focus On Cohen : NPR - Political and legal danger for President Trump may be sharpening by the day, but the case that his campaign might have conspired with the Russian attack on the 2016 election looks weaker than ever. (said the Nice Polite Republicans)

Adam Schiff's Plans to Obliterate Trump's Red Line ... congressional investigation will follow the money.
Mounting legal threats surround Trump as nearly every organization he has led is under investigation - The Washington Post (why, it's almost like America elected a crook!)

olddivorcecase comments on A Former Manager At The Russian "Troll Factory" Is Now Living In The US, Report Says (long list of connections between Trump and Russia)

As Trump prepares for his holiday respite in Florida, he is more isolated than ever - The Washington Post ... "trump has exposed the christian evangelicals for what they are. Dumb, incoherent hypocrites. Another word for Evangelical is Redneck. Another one is trailer trash."

'Stop,' 'I wasn't there,' 'I don't know anything about that' : Republicans dodge or dismiss Trump's legal woes ("who?")

FACT CHECK: Did a Banned Federal Study Show That Refugees Bring in More in Government Revenues Than They Cost? (much more)


Chris Christie declines White House chief of staff role | TheHill (getting fucked by Ja-Red worked out well for him, didn't it?)
Trump's Next Chief of Staff Called Him 'A Terrible Human Being' Just Before He Was Elected President - Mulvaney left his House seat the next year to serve Trump as both director of the Office of Management and Budget and Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (well, he got the "terrible" part right)

As the Trumps Dodged Taxes, Their Tenants Paid a Price - The New York Times (first they cheated, then they charged the victims for their crimes)
For Kushner, Criminal Justice Has Been a Personal Issue and a Rare Victory - The New York Times

Ryan Zinke Is Out As Interior Department Secretary | HuffPost - The loyal soldier for Trump's "energy dominance" agenda had tallied up more than a dozen federal investigations. (crooked dinky Zinke)
Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations - The Washington Post
Draining the swamp - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The competition for worst Trump cabinet officer is like the competition for worst 20th century dictator, i.e., stiff, but Zinke's game was strong (a true Trumpster)

Congress passes bill to make members pay sexual misconduct claims : news

VA secretary gave inaccurate answers on pro-Confederate ties during confirmation process - CNNPolitics


Nancy Pelosi Is Going to Spend Two Years Running Rings Around Donald Trump - What happened on Tuesday is just the beginning. The lifelong pol Pelosi has been preparing for this moment her entire career. (Nancy Smash will rule, Revoltin' Moulton will lose his primary)
Republicans failed to govern. Democrats have a chance to succeed. - The Washington Post - To put it bluntly, the Tories under Prime Minister Theresa May and the Republicans under President Trump have failed as governing parties. That's because they can't reconcile their inflammatory rhetoric with the practical realities of economic and social policy in the 21st century. The conservatives talked big to aggrieved voters, but they have come up empty. (they lied to the suckers and the suckers screwed themselves and everybody else)
Max Mara Is Re-Releasing The Famous Nancy Pelosi Coat - Talking Points Memo

The left blindsides Beto - POLITICO - The Texas congressman is taking flak for several votes and for not joining the Congressional Progressive Caucus. ("centrist" oil industry money taker triangulator? or are they scared of him?)
No Democrats Are Talking About Their Next Governing Agenda, If You Ignore All the Democrats Who Are - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Elizabeth Bruenig -- the opponent of reproductive freedom who has nevertheless appointed herself the guardian of lefty purity -- has a second column attacking Beto O'Rourke while also implicitly arguing that all non-Bernie candidates and their supporters want nothing more than was able to pass Congress under the Obama administration. The latest one brings is that classic leftier-than-thou Golden Oldie: Democrats have no governing agenda other than being anti-Trump. What is her evidence for this assertion? (she emailed a couple of Reublican randos on the internets and talked to ... James Comey!)

Yoder joins other defeated candidates in asking for review. | The Kansas City Star - Outgoing U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas (look in the mirror, zombie dude)

Scott Walker Leaves As He Came In - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A handmaiden to moneyed interests who hates democracy: ... "If you took Madison and Milwaukee out of the state election formula, we would have a clear majority" said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. (only the rural walking dead should vote)


Star Economist at Harvard Faces Sexual Harassment Complaints - The New York Times - Before he turned 40, Roland G. Fryer Jr. had earned tenure at Harvard, received a MacArthur "genius" grant and won the most prestigious award for young American economists. He stoked a national debate by concluding that police officers show no bias in the shootings of black men. (oh, it's Harvard, and he's a "genius" sexual harrasser) Dr. Fryer fostered a work environment hostile to women, one filled with sexual talk and bullying.


West Virginia University Student Investigated For Border Patrol Halloween Costume | Daily Wire - Cortese, who is also the Communications Director for Students for Trump (DailyLies, hahahaha )

YouTube's 2018 "Rewind" is the site's most disliked video ever. The implications are huge. --PewDiePie is YouTube's most popular user - Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a. PewDiePie, has lately made the news for his alignment with YouTube's growing community of white supremacists ...
PewDiePie's ties to white supremacy spell serious trouble for the future of YouTube -- celebrity keeps dally with the alt-right. His 76 million followers don't care (do U?)

In the Valley of Fear | by Michael Greenberg | The New York Review of Books - Measured by yearly production, the San Joaquin Valley is one of the highest-value stretches of farmland in the country, and is dominated by large growers who preside over a labor force of migrant workers in a way that has not changed much since Carey McWilliams described it in his 1939 book, Factories in the Fields.


Woman arrested after racist tirade in NYC subway, makes everyone late to work. : news -- "Lushchinskaya, or Anna Lushchinsky, the name she used in her career as an attorney, was arrested and charged after the drama on the D. ... Lushchinskaya, with a Russian accent, screams that the man who has stepped in her way is preventing her from hitting Tung and then Lushchinskaya lunges at Tung, who now begins to fight back. All the while, the dyed-blond Lushchinskaya, carrying a Louis Vuitton bag, kicks, strikes, and screams."
Anna Lushchinskaya: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

Bedford family calls for priest to be removed after funeral | Toledo Blade - The couple said the priest disregarded their requests for an uplifting homily and instead chose to sermonize on the morality of suicide ... Father LaCuesta did not respond to requests for comment this week. The Archdiocese of Detroit, which has been in touch with the family, apologized in a statement.
Bedford family calls for priest to be removed after funeral : news
Bedford Public Schools Temperance, MI - Various media outlets have reported that the District's football coach for the past 11 years, is no longer the coach. (whose name they don't mention, of course)

Navy kicking out four petty officers accused of barracks sex crimes with a child : news

Jury finds man facing jail after playing 'F the Police' not guilty : news

Disney Channel Actor Arrested and Fired for Allegedly Plotting Sex With 13 Year-Old : news
Victim told Univ. of Idaho football player 'no' multiple times before rape, docs say : news

Lakewood associate pastor John Gray defends decision to buy wife Lamborghini for anniversary | abc7chicago.com (G-D told him to do it)

Pennsylvania bear attack: Black bear drags woman from behind her house into woods - CBS News ... the bear may have been attracted to deer parts from a recent hunting trip that were left near the home.

The Real Sex Lives of Historical Queens
'I Always Steal My Friends' Boyfriends, and I Can't Stop!' ... But you're not a fool for unrequited love. You're an emotional terrorist on a single-minded quest.


A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson : books

Why you shouldn't be afraid of your aging brain -- Yes, our cognition slows as we grow older, but some activities and even attitudes can help. (but not that much)

A study has found that constantly being online or on your smartphone creates a state of "online vigilancje" wehre one's mind is automatically monitoring communications. This does not give your mind a time to rest and decreases mindfulness.

Being in a committed relationship, having exclusive sex, having less dissonance between attitudes and activity, having greater sexual agency, and having stronger sexual desire are tied to higher sexual well-being for heterosexual college women today, finds a new study. : science

The Prophet of Envy | by Robert Pogue Harrison | The New York Review of Books - Rene Girard ... most valuable insight is that rivalry and violence arise from sameness rather than difference. Where conflicts erupt between neighbors or ethnic groups, or even among nations, more often than not it's because of what they have in common rather than what distinguishes them ...categories of 'difference' when the root of all conflicts is ra ther 'competition,' mimetic rivalry between persons, countries, cultures (notice the abscence of "races" and, in the what a tangled web dept.,) student Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist who studied with him at Stanford in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


Damn It All | by Stephen Greenblatt | The New York Review of Books - The Penguin Book of Hell (the unique cruelty of Christianity)

Los Vatobots vs Los Deporticons - YouTube

Deaf baby hears mothers voice for the first time : aww

Daughter singing for her hearing-impaired father at a rock concert : gifs

ELI5: Why do URLs have %20 in them to represent a space? : explainlikeimfive

What is the creepiest Reddit post you ever read? : AskReddit





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Revealed: FBI kept files on peaceful climate change protesters : news (while Republicans were homociding th planet)

Maria Butina Claimed to Have a "Signed Cooperation Agreement" With the National Rifle Association - The confessed Russian agent told an Israeli audience in 2013 that she had a deal with the NRA.
Judge rejects embattled school deputy's claim he had no duty to confront Parkland gunman : news

Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law is unconstitutional - The Washington Post - The lawsuit was initiated by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who describes himself as a tea party conservative, with support from 18 GOP counterparts and a governor.

'Yello vest' protests reach Israel as hundreds demonstrate in Tel Aviv - Inspired by French movement, activists blame government for rising cost of living; block a central junction; at least 10 arrested after confrontations with police

Netanyahu's Son Says All Muslims Should 'Leave The Land Of Israel'

For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report : worldnews (lest you forget Erdofuck's true nature)

Boris Johnson given 24 hours to respond or face legal action over Brexit 'lies'
Boris Johnson given 24 hours to respond or face legal action over Brexit lies

Julian Assange facing embassy exit and uncertain fate: Julian Assange is fighting to stay at Ecuador's embassy in London, but his hosts don't want him anymore. The WikiLeaks founder accused the embassy of carrying out a surveillance operation on behalf of the FBI : worldnews

ISIS has lost its last stronghold. US backed and Kurdish led Syrian Democratic forces have finally seized the town of Hajin after more than three months of fighting. : worldnews


'Historic moment' as Irish parliament legalises abortion, after landslide referendum result: The new legislation permits terminations to be carried out up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy -- or in conditions posing serious health risks to the woman.

Police in Britain are recording more domestic abuse against men : worldnews


Nine medical schools in Japan rigged entrance exams to benefit men and relatives of alumni: Nine of Japan's 81 medical schools manipulated their entrance exams to favor men and relatives of alumni, the education ministry said Friday in final report on its probe into university admission processes.

US Senate passes resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death : worldnews


The Steele Dossier: A Retrospective - Lawfare -- The dossier holds up well over time, and none of it, to our knowledge, has been disproven. ... more to come ...

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion - The Washington Post
WaPost: Girl dies of dehydration while in Border Patrol custody, 'had not eaten for days' : news


Trump's claim that he didn't violate campaign finance law is weak -- and dangerous
Trump is toast: This week really was the beginning of the end for the President - NY Daily News - He is done. Donald Trump will be forced to resign the presidency before November 2020.
Trump is toast: This week really was the beginning of the end for the President : politics

Trump's Inauguration Paid Trump's Company -- With Ivanka in the Middle - As the inaugural committee planned the landmark celebration, internal concerns were raised about whether Trump's Washington hotel was overcharging for event space. The spending could be a violation of the law. (lock her up!)
Trump's Inauguration Paid Trump's Company -- With Ivanka in the Middle
The Trump inaugural committee's fundraising was a mess from the start, but a new investigation could finally provide some answers
Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations - The New York Times

"This Is Not A Normal Time" : Trump and the Rapidly Expanding "Witch Hunt" - The criminality of the key figures in the President's inner circle is now established, and they have started to implicate Trump himself.

Mueller investigation news: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack investigation of Trump and Russia - Vox - We now have details as to how the indicted former campaign manager worked with the president to undermine federal law enforcement.

Mystery Mueller mayhem at a Washington court - CNNPolitics (Individual 1?)
Entire Floor at D.C. Federal Courthouse Sealed Off for Mystery Case : politics (reddit thinks it was Pence)

Trump taps Mick Mulvaney -- who already has two top jobs -- as acting White House chief of staff, replacing John Kelly
Megathread: Trump names Mick Mulvaney as acting WH Chief of Staff : politics

Jared Kushner Replaced Michael Cohen as Trump's National Enquirer Connection -- The president's son-in-law grew tight with David Pecker during the early months of the administration.

How Did the Republican Party Get So Corrupt? - The Atlantic - The GOP is best understood as an insurgency that carried the seeds of its own corruption from the start.

New Jersey AG probes Trump golf club after undocumented maids claim racially-charged harassment, threats - NY Daily News
FBI actively investigating Papadopoulos days after his release from prison

Eschaton: Rediscovering The Deficit - Indeed. - The budget crisis begins in three weeks when Democrats take control of the House. The countdown has begun. Expect every major media outlet to join the drumbeat for immediate deficit reduction.
Trump Is Shattering Economic Taboos, and His Successors May Pay - Bloomberg

Trump Fact Checker poll: Few Americans believe his falsehoods. - Washington Post

The first black president - Lawyers, Guns & Money


'We were shocked as shit' : How Pelosi crushed the Dem rebels - The longtime Democratic leader outmaneuvered her critics and showed exactly why she will be speaker once again. ... One of the most high-profile rebels in the group, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), had told his colleagues that he'd win over the incoming freshmen, even referring to these lawmakers as "my candidates" (charge in and kill people Revoltin' Moulton has a big ego, doesn't he)


Wisconsin's Scott Walker Signs Bills Stripping Powers From Incoming Governor
Liberal groups move to sue after Walker signs lame-duck bills in Wisconsin - POLITICO - undefined


Snowflakes - Lawyers, Guns & Money (you're a "snowflake" if you're not a old white racist asshole)

Chief justice of the California Supreme Court leaves the Republican Party, citing Kavanaugh | CALmatters

The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years - CNN
The Weekly Standard is shutting down: what it meant to conservatism - Vox - The end of an era in conservative media.

In American history, our deepest fears come from the south - NY Daily News
Evangelical Fear Explains the Rise of Trump - The Atlantic - The history of evangelicalism in America is shot through with fear
Evangelicals Overwhelmingly Voted For Trump. No Survey Result Changes That. | HuffPost
Myths Debunked: Why Did White Evangelical Christians Vote for Trump?
'Toxic Chrisianity' : the evangelicals creating champions for Trump


Texas judge who approved plea deal for alleged Baylor University rapist faces public backlash : news


Sondra Locke - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Clint Eastwood, Republican and Confederate Army guy hates women)

Behind CBS's Secret 9.5 Million Settlement With 'Bull' Actress Eliza Dushku

Fox 2 meteorologist Jessica Starr dies by suicide : news - In October, Starr received Lasik surgery for her vision and was out of work for several weeks

J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder - A REUTERS INVESTIGATION
Over 11,700 Mesothelioma patients sue Johnson & Johnson for selling talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. : news
J&J reportedly knew for decades about asbestos in baby powder

Physical activity in the evening does not cause sleep problems. Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason to avoid exercising in the evening, an analysis of the scientific literature has revealed. : science

TIL that a study found that Internet trolls tended to have personality traits related to sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, and that the link between trolling and sadism was the strongest out of all three traits. : todayilearned

A nearby supernova may have blasted Earth with high-energy cosmic rays some 2.6 million years ago, potentially causing the mass extinction that killed off the Megalodon (a shark up to 20 times as heavy as the Great White) and increased the cancer rate in human-sized animals by about 50%. : worldnews

Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records


Wareham Pot Shop To Open For Recreational Marijuana Sales On Tuesday : bostontrees


100,000 Stars

What's not as bad as everyone says? : AskReddit

what is the most disturbing current social trend you have noticed? : AskReddit

Reddit, As of Lately, What Has Been The BEST Thing You've Recently Discovered on the Internet? : AskReddit


Americans pay more for wireless data than consumers in most other developed countries : technology




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Opinion | John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change. - The New York Times -- If we fail, it won't be just the president's fault
The Oil Industry's Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules (- Marathon Petroleum, the country's largest refiner, worked with powerful oil-industry groups and a conservative policy network financed by the billionaire industrialist Charles G. Koch to run a stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards (Kochbros = hands of Satan)
Shark numbers crashed by 92% over past half century, report finds. Shark numbers have plummeted in Australian waters over the past few decades in a trend researchers say is playing out across the world. : science

Parkland's David Hogg sends 'thoughts and prayers to the NRA's PR team' after accused Russian spy pleads guilty

US Budget Deficit Hits Record $204.9 Billion for November - Bloomberg
"I blame myself": Retirement remains out of reach for millions of Americans - CBS News


Top Cardinal'ss sex-abuse conviction is huge news in Australia. But the media can't report it there


Senate Votes to Limit War Powers in Yemen, Angered by Saudi Killing of Journalist - The New York Times - The Senate voted resoundingly on Thursday to withdraw American military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, issuing the latest in a series of stinging bipartisan rebukes of President Trump for his defense of the kingdom amid outrage in both parties over Riyadh's role in the killing of a dissident journalist.... The 56-to-41 vote was a rare move by the Senate to limit presidential war powers and send a potent message of official disapproval for a nearly four-year conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and brought famine to Yemen. (1. so there are 41 Repubicans supporting this evil 2. the five dems killed it in the House, so Trump doesn't have to veto it. 3. Is that really "resounding?"
Sen. Tom Cotton Is Trying to Cripple a Bill to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen (he failed, but one of the 41 superevil Rethugs)


'Troubling gaps' between Trump's beliefs and intel community ("gaps" and "beliefs")


5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia | HuffPost - Jim Costa (Calif.), Al Lawson (Fla.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.) and David Scott (Ga.) (primary the fuckers)


'New York Times' Falsely Suggests Everyone Missed Rise of Right-Wing Extremism Because They Did - The New York Times plays itself but offers a useful window into how establishment media has enabled all this ... It's not "our" fault that the NYT hired Bret Stephens and Ross Douthat, and not Dave Neiwert or JJ McNab, to write for their Opinions section. (Charlie, as usual, for the real history)


Trump Administration Seeks to Deport Vietnam War Refugees in Latest Act of Performative Cruelty - For the Trump administration, it's never more complicated than that. (Vietnamese refugees from America's disaster are all "violent criminal aliens")
'We See You Stephen Miller' : White House Reportedly Considering 'Despicable' and 'Racist' Plan to Deport Vietnam War Refugees - "Let me translate this for you: Trump wants to deport Vietnamese grannies who have been living here for more than 40 years"

Totally Non-Evil ICE Arrests 170 Immigrants Trying To Save Babies From Baby Jails - Wonkette

Trump claims new trade pact will ensure Mexico pays for border wall - politico
Trump cites French terrorist attack as he pleads for funding for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall - The Washington Post (the face!)
Trump and Democrats can reach a deal on the wall -- if they have the spine to take it ... if each side has the spinal fortitude to face down its own most rabid partisans and take it. ("both sides" are "rabid partisans" fuck you Fred Hiatt, one side believes in "laws" and the other doesn't)


Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors - WSJ - Probe looking into whether committee misspent funds and top donors gave money in exchange for access to the administration


Get Ready for Mueller's Phase Two: The Middle East Connection -- The 'Russia investigation' is set to go global. In court filings due to drop in 2019, prosecutors will unveil Middle Eastern countries' attempts to influence U.S. politics. (SA and Netanfuckyu)
Did Trump Just Move a Step Closer to Unindicted Co-conspirator? - POLITICO Magazine - Cohen's sentencing is not the end of the investigation into the campaign finance crimes. And we can expect further indictments against those close to the president ... federal judge William H. Pauley III said in open court that Trump had directed his then-lawyer to commit a federal felony.
Cohen Will Talk After Mueller Probe Is Complete, Lawyer Says - Bloomberg
Trump says Cohen did low-level work for him, mostly PR: Fox : politics ("hardly knew him, low-level coffee boy")

Trump was in the room during hush money discussions with tabloid publisher -Trump was the "other member of the campaign" present when Michael Cohen and David Pecker agreed to silence women ... "But if Trump is now in the room ... you now squarely place Trump in the middle of a conspiracy to commit campaign finance fraud."
7 quotes that show how blatant the Trump hush money coverup was - The Washington Post (and his base thrives on his lies)

Trump was in the room during hush money discussions, NBC News confirms : politics
It's Only Breaking the Law If You Say the Words "Let's Break the Law" Out Loud, President Suggests


Watch Napolitano Debunk All of Fox & Friend<' Trump Defenses: 'John Edwards Case Actually Hurts the President' /a>

Former Apprentice Staffer Claims Trump Was 'Speed Freak,' Invited Teen Beauty Queens to His Suite (he sure was snortin' during the debates)

Key lawmakers seek to haul in Trump associates working with Mueller - CNNPolitics - leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees are preparing to haul him back before Congress before he begins serving time (Nunes, hahahaha)

Abandoned By Confidants, Investigation Draws Closer To Oval Office | HuffPost - The admissions by Cohen and AMI conflict with Trump own evolving explanations. (you mean "lies")
A 'loud gong' : National Enquirer's surprise deal could imperil Trump -- parent company has agreed to tell prosecutors everything it knows about Donald Trump -- and it might know a lot
How the National Enquirer broke up with President Trump - CNN ... This confirmed reports dating back to August that Pecker had been granted immunity. Numerous headlines have portrayed Pecker and the Enquirer as "flipping" on Trump

Did Michael Flynn Try to Strike a Grand Bargain With Moscow as It Attacked the 2016 Election? Mother Jones


Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment -- Despite public declarations that he's unconcerned, the president has told people close to him he's unconcerned ... (the "friends" promptly leaked his fear)


BREAKING: Trump plans 16-day holiday visit to Mar-a-Lago - News - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL ("executive time")
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press | Fox News (we wish you Mueller Crhistmas ... and an impeachment New Year)

Eschaton: Disgraced Former Speaker Gingrich To Be Chief Of Staff? - That'll at least be good for laughs for the 20 days or so it lasts.
Trump Considering Son-In-Law Jared Kushner For Next Chief Of Staff | HuffPost - The president is in the third round of his search for a job not many people seem to want.
Report: Trump Considering Idiot Son-in-Law for Chief-of-Staff Job : politics ... (downthread) And also they all kinda look like rats ... Yeah, it's the weak chins

It Took Quite a Push, but McConnell Finally Allows Criminal Justice Vote - The New York Times
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'This has spiraled downward' : Democrats introduce Trump to divided government

Anderson Cooper Nails Hypocrisy Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

What If Trump Thinks He Needs to Win to Stay Out of Jail? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Donald Trump is as popular as ever among Republicans, and has a good shot at being re-elected - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump is a criminal, a pathological liar, a coward, and a proto-fascist. He is also lazy, stupid, racist, misogynist, and a textbook narcissist of the most extreme sort ... He is also extraordinarily popular among Republicans. Various recent polls put his current approval rating among self-identified Republicans at between 88% and 9o%, which is about as high as it has ever been, and higher than the comparable figure for any other Republican president, with the exception of the second President Bush immediately after 9/11 ... The notion that getting rid of Trump via the 2020 election is going to have any effect whatsoever on the fact that 40%, more or less, of the population is made up of people who support what the Trump political phenomenon represents (white ethno-nationalism with strong authoritarian overtones) is wishful thinking.


Maria Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US - CNNPolitics ... attempting to infiltrate Republican political circles and influence US relations with Russia before and after the 2016 presidential election. (sounds normal, but what did she give them?)

Melania Trump's poll numbers plummet - The first lady, whose favorability stood at 54% in October, has slipped to 43% in just two months. Additionally, 36% of those polled found her unfavorable, a 6-point increase since October. (unlike the stable polling of the stable genius)

Nancy Pelosi's Red Coat Was Such a Moment It's Coming Back to Stores in 2019

Green New Deal Gains Key Support At Home As Trump Undercuts UN Climate Talks Abroad | HuffPost - A resolution for a House select committee on a Green New Deal has at least 35 backers.

Hensarling, Waters bill stalls amid dispute with Trump administration - POLITICO - Waters cut the deal as she faced questions about whether she would reach across the aisle on the Financial Services Committee if Democrats won back the House and she became chairwoman.


Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; Senate 2020: Republican exposure on paper, but not necessarily in practice - GOP defending a lot of turf, but much of it is dark red - Of the 34 Senate races on the ballot in 2020, Republicans already control 22 of them while Democrats hold only 12. That represents something of a role reversal from 2018, when Democrats had to defend 26 of 35 seats being contested.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Claims ProPublica Is a George Soros Front - Matt Bevin dogwhistled at ProPublica. It did not go well for him.

'He got screwed' : Gillum absent from indictment after DeSantis bashed him as corrupt (oh, a Republican lied and cheated?)

Judge tosses lawsuit by GOP congressman who lost election - A federal judge rejected a lawsuit Thursday by a Republican incumbent from Maine who lost the nation's first congressional election held under a candidate-ranking system. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin sought to have the voting system declared unconstitutional after he lost the election to Democrat Jared Golden despite having the most first-place votes. (that's the whole point, asshole, b/c Eliot Cutler)


Samantha Bee Gives Blistering Review Of Fox News' New Streaming Service: 'Toxic Slop' - pure substance-free propaganda squirted right down your slobber hole


The Walking Death Of A Once Great Magazine - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the many problems with contrarianism as an ethos is that you keep needing bigger doses to keep your high. After you've you've trolled your readers with embarrassing nonsense like "let's drag Katie Roiphie out of the nostalgia file to make fact-free reflexive attacks on #MeToo" and ... where do you go from there? (Harper's John MacArthur)
Alexandra Schwartz on Twitter: "Michel Houellebecq liking Donald Trump is the least controversial position Michel Houellebecq has ever taken. You would have to know literally nothing about him to be scandalized by this."



The $400 Rape - young woman in Texas found out this week precisely how much the criminal justice system values her. The former fraternity president she says raped her will serve no jail time and will not be put on the sex offenders registry. Instead, he will pay a $400 fine -- less money than you'd pay if you got caught speeding through a construction zone.

Boy Scouts of America Considers Bankruptcy Filing Amid Sex-Abuse Lawsuits - WSJ - The Boy Scouts have been at the center of sexual-abuse scandals in the past, and the organization is facing a number of lawsuits that allege inappropriate conduct by employees or volunteers in incidents dating back as far as the 1960s. Filing for bankruptcy would stop the litigation and would give the nonprofit a chance to negotiate with those who have sued.


In a First, Lawmaker Cites QAnon Conspiracy From City Council Floor - In May, she roiled the city council by refusing to make a lunch order from a halal restaurant, saying she was concerned about Shariah law.

Congressman-elect Mark Green's Vaccine Fear-Mongering Makes Him Latest Political Doctor With Crazy Ideas - The latest is Tennessee's Mark Green.


Four recreational pot shops awarded final licenses - The Boston Globe - in Pittsfield and in Hudson and in Fall River and Great Barrington (Fuckachusett's strategy for keep pot away from where the people are)


'They don't care': Facebook factchecking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties | Technology | The Guardian (it was all a Sheryl Fuckberg PR scam) ... "It's worth asking how do they treat stories about George Soros on the platform knowing they specifically pay people to try to link political enemies to him?" (anti-semite Jew Sheryl)

Eschaton: Youtube is a Sewer - At some point - I dunno, a couple of years ago - those "recommended videos" (gotta keep fighting to turn the damn autoplay next video off!) started getting really weird. Often nothing to do with whatever crappy music I happened to be listening to. Basically a click or two (or autoplay) away from crazy racist conspiracy stuff -- And so YouTube doesn't have to pick out Pizzagaters or MRAs or neo-phrenologists. It has the power to send viewers in the opposite direction. The people who run YouTube made the choice to teach its algorithms to value trash ... .




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In 200 years, humans reversed a climate trend lasting 50 million years, study says : science
Trump Official Advocates for Coal, Fracking, Fossil Fuels at U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland - While the climate crisis accelerates, we call for more fracking.
giro_di_dante comments on Climate Change Conference Erupts Into Laughter As US Rep Promotes Coal
Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half : news

More than two years later, no Canadian Panama Papers charges have been filed - The agency's review of the Panama Papers has identified 3,330 offshore entities with "2,670 possible beneficial owners that have some link to Canada." : worldnews

French gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar'

Journalists Arrested for Inserting Salt Bae Into Last Supper (Jordan, natch)

The Brexiteers have failed -- so they blame Theresa May
UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote : worldnews
Conservative Party calls for vote of no confidence to oust Prime Minister Theresa May - The Washington Post
Confidence Game - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Theresa May's inability to construct the world's most powerful navy entirely out of submarines made with Cornish Yarg has triggered a no-confidence vote:
Eschaton: I Think They Do -- Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said
BBC Newsnight on Twitter: "Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said https://t.co/zLB8mXi1BT #newsnight | @nicholaswatt"
Model Chrissy Teigen can't grasp British politics. No one in Britain can, either.


Vatican No. 3 Cardinal George Pell Convicted on Charges He Sexually Abused Choir Boys - The highest-ranking Catholic Church official to face such criminal charges.
Vatican's Third-Most Powerful Official Cardinal George Pell Convicted on All Charges He Sexually Abused Choir Boys in the 1990s
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Ban Ki-moon: Only Two Healthcare Systems Exist -- One Where The Rich Pay For The Poor, and America's


Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas from Senate

Under Trump, the U.S. debt grew by the size of the Brazilian economy in just two years : politics

Donald Trump's Racism Has Material Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money == The Trump administration is resuming its efforts to deport certain protected Vietnamese immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades ... many of them having fled the country during the Vietnam War.
Donald Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees - The Atlantic - The White House again wants to expel certain groups of protected immigrants, a reversal after backing away from the policy months ago ... "While the procedures associated with this specific agreement do not apply to Vietnamese citizens who arrived in the United States before July 12, 1995, it does not explicitly preclude the removal of pre-1995 cases."

CIA reportedly went into 'panic mode' when Trump appeared to side with Putin over US intelligence community in Helsinki (Trump will replace then all with the Central Instincts Agency)
Trump's departure from reality is a national security threat


Opinion | Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional? - The New York Times - Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.

Trump impeachment: President claims he'e 'not concerned' about being removed from office because there would be a revolt - Trump is issuing marching orders to his base. ... a few dozen morbidly obese septugenarian shut-ins riding mobility scooters in formation is a scary prospect indeed (don't forget the Proud Boys with dildos)
For Trump, it's all downhill from here

Trump turns down Meadows for White House chief of staff, removing leading contender - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Witch Hunted -- NBC reporting Trump has not yet come to work today. Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 12, 2018 -- To be fair, it is a long commute.

Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison
Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison for crimes committed while working for Trump - The Washington Post ... "dirty deeds" of his former boss (disorganized crime ring) ... I do love the fact that Cohen once Tweeted "@HillaryClinton when you go to jail for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free" (karma is a bitch)
Fox's Napolitano: We learned today that prosecutors have evidence Trump committed a felony ... In addition, Napolitano asserted that the agreement prosecutors reached with American Media Inc. (AMI), the parent company of the National Enquirer, "ties a bow on all of this."
Napolitano: We learned today that prosecutors have evidence Trump committed a felony
The most damning revelation from the Cohen case (opinion) - CNN - Given the evidence, Trump can no longer plausibly deny that he was willing to cross the line and work with Cohen to break the law.

Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "CNN put together a montage of Senate Republicans -- including Susan Collins, John Thune, Bill Cassidy, and Orrin Hatch -- each shrugging off the president being implicated in felonies by federal prosecutors. https://t.co/rrVWgjGQxV" / Twitter (Susie Doozy)
Sean Hannity busted deleting all his old Michael Cohen tweets : politics

'National Enquirer' Owner Admits Paying Off Ex-Playboy Model for Donald Trump (the walls are closing in +"bus factor")
Tabloid Company's Admission Shows New Peril for Trump's Circle


America now has a party of authoritarianism -- it's the GOP (traitors, lock them all up)
The Republican Party Exists to Protect Millionaires and Billionaires : politics (and scam dimbulb white rurals)

Republicans Ruin Hearing With Google CEO Sundar Pichai With Paranoid Stupidity from the Conservative Vortex - That makes, say, a hearing with a Google executive very difficult ... This isn't politics as usual. It's a locked ward.
Half Our Political System Has Chosen to Live in a Vortex of Spoon-Fed Paranoia : politics


Ivanka and Jared reportedly pushed John Kelly out -- but their guy didn't want the job

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay nearly $300,000 in legal fees to Trump's attorneys in defamation case

Trump's election stunt at the border cost US taxpayers $210 million (he spent your money on himself and Mitch the Ditch Bitch clapped)

Ann Coulter Slams Trump for Lying About Wall Already Being Built: Does He Think His Supporters Are Dumb? : politics (look in the mirror, lizard-girl)
Stephen King on Twitter: "Wait a minute, wait! Wasn't...um, Mexico going to pay for Trump's useless, just-tunnel-under-it wall?"
Trump'ss terrorism argument for border wall is bogus ("thousands of Republicans crossing the border")

Trump's ultimatum on border wall boxes in fellow Republicans -- increasingly urgent push to construct a massive wall on the border with Mexico has created a nightmare scenario for congressional Republicans as they race to avert a partial shutdown of the federal government at the end of next week. (Trump baby has a tantrum)

Playing by His Own Rules, Trump Flips the Shutdown Script - The New York Times
Everybody's Wrong: Donald Trump Won the Chuck-n-Nancy Meeting, and Here's Why (his base loves out-of-control morons)
Stone cold sober as a matter of fact - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "It's like a manhood thing for him, as if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing" ... "The fact is we did get him to say, to fully own that the shutdown was his. That was an accomplishment." -- Pelosi is going to drive Trump up his non-existent wall pretty much every day for the next two years, if he lasts that long, which I'm beginning to doubt. She is, in every way, the right woman for the job.
Nancy Pelosi's epic takedown: "As if manhood could ever be associated" with Donald Trump
The contradiction that will bedevil Trump for the next two years - The Washington Post - But as he runs for reelection, he won't able to convince them that the wall is built and Mexico has paid for it, especially if he's also telling them they still need to be afraid of the problem the wall is supposed to solve. ("The Wall" has always been inside his supporters' heads to keep the truth out)
Fox News' Laura Ingraham calls out Trump's big border wall lie: "There's no wall!" (Fox support is crumbling)

Pelosi puts an ignorant, irrational president in his place - The Washington Post ... "Pelosi emerged from the meeting not some wilted flower, but a symbol of a woman who doesn't have time for male posturing. ... Pelosi kept her composure throughout the charade, continually trying to bring the conversation back to a place where actual dialogue could occur." ("male posturing," hello Seth Moulton) ... (As an aside, I'm at a loss to understand how any Democrat could oppose literally the only elected Democrat who has publicly called out the president to his face, scoring a direct hit.)
Seth Moulton on Pelosi battle: tough conversations make us stronger, not weaker (hahaha sure hissy-fit Seth)
Moulton on Pelosi as House speaker: "Now it's time to move forward as one' (commenters aren't buying your spin, Sethie)

Trump 'stormed out' of Oval Office after Pelosi, Schumer meeting
Nancy Pelosi Mocks President Trump in Wall Meeting in Oval Office With Chuck Schumer - So much for the Liberal Sellout.
Pelosi on verge of deal with rebels to reclaim speakership - POLITICO - The California Democrat and some of her fiercest party critics have tentatively agreed to limit her speakership to four years at most (revoltin' Moulton)

Mika Brzezinski described Mike Pompeo with a homophobic phrase. Her non-apology did't help ... "wannabe dictators butt-boy" (only Rethugs can talk like that)

Probe of U.S.-funded news network that called George Soros a 'Jew of flexible morals' finds additional offensive content ... In an interview, Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said Martm and his organization were never in contact before the reports aired. Fitton declined to comment on whether he considers the Martm reports to be anti-Semitic. "I don't speak Spanish" ... (or Arabic, probably)
Bannon ally wants to turn government media agency into 'legacy' for former Trump adviser

Trump has blasted Mueller's team for political donations. But attorney general nominee William P. Barr has given more than $500,000.

Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Trump and family - she will probe real estate deals, Trump Tower meeting, emoluments, Trump Foundation and more.

Mike Pence just cast a historic tie-breaking vote to confirm a judge the ABA called "not qualified" - "The Committee believes that Mr. Kobes has neither the requisite experience nor evidence of his ability to fulfill the scholarly writing required of a United States Circuit Court Judge."

Hillary Clinton boogies with John Kerry and King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan | Daily Mail Online at the star-studded $100million wedding of India's richest heiress (jfc, she never stops)

Introducing The Cook Political Report's 2020 House Ratings | The Cook Political Report

DISTRICT 9: Photo shows District 9 Congressional candidate and man at center of election fraud investigation | WSOC-TV (the smoking photograph)


Pennsylvania Republicans, thwarted in court, are trying to deny seating the Democratic winner of an election : politics (fuck your democracy, Republicans scream furiously as they are funded by the Nazi Kochbros)

Defeated Republican Rep. Rohrabacher Considers Starting Consulting Firm - WSJ ("How to Spy for Vlad")

Tennessee Rep. Mark Green claims vaccines may cause autism, denies CDC data - Not only did Republican Mark Green, a Congressman-elect from Clarksville who is also a medical doctor ... Green won the seat previously held by Republican Marsha Blackburn, who won election to the U.S. Senate.

Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout, And A Looming Sale : NPR -- Michael Ferro's actions contributed to a series of crises at Tribune Publishing, where he was its chairman and largest investor ... Ferro no longer controls day-to-day operations; he stepped down as chairman after sexual harassment accusations arose involving his conduct outside Tribune Publishing ... The lawsuit against Levinsohn and others at Murdoch's Fox Interactive alleged that sexual harassment was rife in the workplace under Levinsohn, then a senior vice president ... Within three weeks of the Levinsohn revelations, Tribune Publishing moved to sell the LA Times, along with The San Diego Union-Tribune ... (at Alta Fucking Vista and the face says it all +more toxic patriarchy)
ProPublica, Courier Journal in investigative partnership
Who's Holding the Courier-Journal Accountable...George "I-Hate-America" Soros? (Rethug KY gov has meltdown over journalism and boy does he look/sound weird, KY likes the stupid)

Who's More Likely to Be Audited: A Person Making $20,000 -- or $400,000? (take a guess)

Conservative Gays Need To Shut The Fuck Up - On Tuesday, conservative rag The Federalist ...

'Believe Me' : Author on why white evangelicals got behind Donald Trump
Nonfiction Book Review: Believe Me by John Fea. Eerdmans, $24.99 (208p) ISBN 978-0-8028-7641-6
My Review of John Fea's "Believe Me" = he current situation of evangelical alignment as a long-term historical development arising around three broad features: Fear of Change, The Search for Power, and a Nostalgic Grasp for some Golden Age.
Fear, Power, Nostalgia, and the 81 Percent | Christianity Today
'Christian America' dwindling, including white evangelicals, study shows
Religion in America: U.S. Religious Data, Demographics and Statistics | Pew Research Center - Boston
Why many white evangelicals are not protesting family separations on the U.S. border - The Washington Post (their minds are in cages)
Religion and Right-Wing Politics: How Evangelicals Reshaped Elections - The New York Times
Poll: white evangelical support for Trump is at an all-time high - Vox

It finally sinks in that some people aren't White - "Who exactly do we mean when we say 'we'?" (white rural dimbulbs?)

'Politico' Publishes Call for Joe Biden to Run on Third-Party Ticket with Republicans Like Mitt Romney, John Kasich - Just as the publication sets a course for redemption, we are subjected to this. (JoeBi and Mittster 2020! for the Unity!)


Inside Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam's Strange Ties to Scientology


Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom? - The New York Times

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose? - The New York Times - Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.

Mom, dad kept quiet after learning son dismembered woman's body
Texas Woman Admits Cutting Up Cousin's Body, Grilling His Limbs on Barbecue : WTF

NC police officer under investigation after slamming teen sisters to ground : news (more hero warrior cops)

White woman dubbed "Pool Patrol Paula" pleads guilty to assaulting black teen at pool : news - 38-year-old Stephanie Sebby-Strempel pleaded guilty Monday to the June assault and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.


In Seattle, Washington, delaying the start time of two high schools by nearly an hour lengthened students' daily sleep by more than half an hour, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance. : science

Coding school App Academy open sources curriculum : technology


Throwing your voice - A guy makes his voice sound far away to mess with his friends and it's absolutely hysterical
This guy attempts to reviews guns while using a speech jammer, hilarity ensues. : videos

We hear "toxic masculinity" alot, what are examples of "toxic femininity"? : AskReddit

What's the worst thing a sibling has done to you?

What's the smallest reason you've ended a relationship for?

California considering tax on text messaging : news

u/_ancora Explains how Kevin Hart's dismissal from the Oscar's was more that just twitter overreaction. : bestof

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC : politics (after they stole all the money to help poor people have better internets)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai emerges 'unscathed' from the circus in Washington (contrast with Zuckerfuck and Fuckberg)




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The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice -- a startling sign of what's to come If the thinning trend continues, scientists fear an added boost to global warming (well fucking duh)
Climate Change Realities Are about Power and Poverty - Lawyers, Guns & Money (poor shadeless neighborhoods are screwed and Tucson la-di-las into into a future that won't work)
Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 - The Washington Post
CNN: Please ignore the climate change deniers we pay to appear on CNN to engage in climate change denial - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Santorum and DeLay are CNN hacks)
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That was awkward -- at world's biggest climate conference, U.S. promotes fossil fuels
Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections - The New York Times (die, suckers)
Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards -- and the Water Underneath -- Making a bet on climate change, the university's $39 billion endowment has been snapping up farmland and the related water rights

Time's 2018 'Person of the Year' : Killed and imprisoned journalists - Time magazine is spotlighting a handful of journalists who have one thing in common: They were targeted for their work.

Gunman kills at least four people in French Christmas market | Reuters


Opinion | The Writer Who Destroyed an Empire - The New York Times - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, born 100 years ago today, did more than anyone to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China: sources | Reuters - It was not immediately clear if the cases were related, but the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver has stoked fears of reprisals against the foreign business community in China.

Knives Out For Theresa May's Whips Office As Her Brexit Plan Teeters On The Edge Of Collapse - PM buys time, but the blame game has started in earnest.
MP causes uproar in parliament by grabbing mace in Brexit protest | Politics | The Guardian - Lloyd Russell-Moyle waves symbol of Queen's authority to show anger over debate delay
Cameron's Folly Continues to Unravel (UK has to make do with a much smaller cast ofevil dumbasses)


Gap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community on key issues - The Washington Post (something to do with "intelligence" which he has none of and doesn't need any b/c "instincts")
Jared Kushner covers for Saudi crown prince in softball Fox interview on Khashoggi killing : politics
The CIA persuaded senators of Saudi prince's guilt. Kushner says no conclusion has been reached.


Trump Administration Paid Firm Nearly $14 Million To Recruit Just 2 Border Agents | HuffPost - And the private company used government resources to do even that (Republicans!)


Constitution allows prosecution of a sitting president - The Boston Globe - By Laurence H. Tribe
Harvard law professor issues scathing takedown of DOJ policy that bars prosecutors from indicting a sitting president | Alternet - This Harvard law professor believes Trump can be indicted and should be. (Tribe)

Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility'
Trump's 'reality tremor' as Mueller fallout piles up (MAGAhats getting worried)
Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations ("some" ... "starting")
Trump can't Stop Confessing -- Proving white-collar crimes is an exceedingly difficult task for prosecutors. Trump is doing his best to make it easier.
'The bottom is going to fall out' : White House reporter says Republicans are privately discussing abandoning Trump
Smart Republicans are already abandoning Trump. But they're still culpable (lock them all up!)

Asked about allegations against Trump, senator says, 'I don't care' (do u? - said Hatchet)
The foundation of Trump's coalition is cracking

? Here Are All The Trump Associates, And Family Members, Who Had Contact With Russians During The 2016 Campaign

We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy -- and must again

"It Got Back to Trump That Kelly Was Bad-Mouthing Him" : After Firing John Kelly on Impulse, Trump Learned He Had No Plan B -- Hyper-ambitious wunderkind Nick Ayers led Trump on, then left him in the lurch. So who now? Meadows? Mnuchin? Bossie? Berman? Reince Priebus!?!
'This was a humiliation': Report show how Trump's spiteful firing of John Kelly blew up in his face ... Ayers was reluctant to endure the scrutiny -- particularly of his conspicuous finances -- that was bound to come with the job
Trump 'Super Pissed' That Ayers Turned Down Job (baby is screaming)
Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future - CNNPolitics ("politically focused" = "loyalty to the supreme me")

Trump has already lost the shutdown fight - The Washington Post ... It is not clear how Trump could have appeared any more irrational and unhinged. (and he already built his bullshit wall and/or says he will order the army to break rocks)
Trump, Pelosi and Schumer have on-camera shouting match as wall talks break down - The Washington Post

Mueller, Trump approval ratings fall - CNNPolitics
As Trump slides in a new poll, reality begins piercing the bubble - The Washington Post

Jared Kushner did what? - The Washington Post - According to the Saudi, Mr. Kushner has offered the crown prince advice about how to weather the storm, urging him to resolve his conflicts around the region and avoid further embarrassments ... As a preliminary matter, we should recognize this as yet another example of why a president should not put a relative in a position of power -- especially if the relative possesses questionable judgment and is utterly unqualified for the job ... in any other administration, Kushner would be fired for rotten judgment and perpetuating, at a minimum, the appearance of a conflict of interest. But, of course, it's hard to imagine a 37-year-old old real estate scion with no government experience and no foreign policy experience working in such a high-level post in any other administration (only the best inexperienced crooked dimbulbs!)

The Democrats' Best Response to Republican Power Grabs - The best option goes beyond retaliation or restraint

Eschaton: Wow Tell Us More About This Process By Which The President Plants Disinformation -- Sounds like a big story!!! (Haberputz leaks herself?)

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani linked to multi-million dollar campaign to ease sanctions against DR Congo : politics (little crooked Rudyfuck)

How the IRS Was Gutted - An eight-year campaign to slash the agency's budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung and operating with archaic equipment. The result: billions less to fund the government. That's good news for corporations and the wealthy ... "Congress" ... Gingrich ... Former Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected mainstream Republican, ran for president in 1996 on a platform of abolishing the IRS. A Republican congressman in 1998 introduced a bill to repeal the Internal Revenue Code by 2002 (drown the IRS in the sink!)

Trump says China buying 'tremedous amount' of U.S. soybeans

Nancy Pelosi is tough enough to deal with Donald Trump and Republicans -- You don't bring a novice to a knife fight. That's why Democrats need Nancy Pelosi. (let's make dumb "centrist" Seth our leader!)
Pelosi privately disses Trump's manhood after White House meeting ("he needs a wall to protect his litte mushroom dick" she basically said.)
The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

Twitter users mercilessly mock Mike Pence for 'Elf on the Shelf' performance in Oval Office ... Mike Pence powered down to save electricity

Good Faith Advice From Your Mortal Enemies - Lawyers, Guns & Money - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday that Democrats shouldn't focus on investigating President Trump when they retake the House majority in January because there are bigger issues facing the country. (Trumpghhaaaaziiii!)

What Does Beto O'Rourke Actually Stand For? - He is neither a bold progressive nor a distinguished legislator.

Moulton Likely to Get Primary Challenge in 2020 - NBC10 Boston (bye bye asshole)

No Labels, No Method, No Guru, No Teacher, No Clue - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Romney-Biden 2020!) - Juleanna Glover has worked as an adviser for several Republican politicians, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani and advised the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Jeb Bush. (take her advice, libtards!)

NC GOP 'pretty certain' vote totals leaked in Bladen County and would back new election

James A. Fields Jr. sentenced to life in prison in Charlottesville car attack - The Washington Post (ur butt gonna be so sore, nazi)

9-year-old Alabama girl commits suicide after bullies' taunts: report

Missouri's novel approach to redistricting - reform initiative took a new and previously untested route by creating the position of a nonpartisan state demographer who will be nominated by the state auditor and approved by the state Senate


Stormy Daniels Is Ordered to Pay Trump $293,000 - Bloomberg

Hundreds of sex abuse allegations found in fundamental Baptist churches across U.S. - By Sarah Smith (let's call them by their name: "Southern" Baptists)
'Theology of the Antichrist' : A closer look at the heresy of white Christianity -- the privileged can never grasp religion's true essence (b/c they worship the Antichrist/Trumpster) "Any theology in America that fails to engage white supremacy and God's liberation of black people from that evil is not Christian theology but a theology of the Antichrist" (except he has Cain and Abel backwards)

Federal judge rules Mass. law prohibiting secret audio recording of police, government officials is unconstitutional : news

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 368 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We forget that for much of the nation's history, New England, and especially rural New England, was probably the most conservative region of the country on economic issues. Remember that in 1936, the only states FDR lost were Vermont and Maine. Massachusetts had enough immigrants to counter that Yankee conservatism on a state level, but in some districts, that old right-wing reactionary politics played well. (the rural deadheads have always been there fucking things up)


A star flutist has sued the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Her case could change how orchestras pay men and women. - Washington Post - Her lawsuit came after years of appealing privately to management about the roughly $70,000 less a year she is paid than John Ferrillo, 63, the orchestra's principal oboist (patrichary is tenascious they still thought they could get away with this now they've fucked themselves with a lawsuit and will have to pay all the girls more)


Proposed legislation would ban paddling in Kentucky schools : news

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids's Brains -- "60 Minutes" reported that heavy screen use was associated with lower scores on some aptitude tests, and to accelerated "cortical thinning" -- a natural process -- in some children. But the data is preliminary, and it's unclear whether the effects are lasting or even meaningful ... In short: results have been mixed, and sometimes contradictory. (and children aren't people, they're "brains")

Scientists Reveal a Massive Biosphere of Life Hidden Under Earth's Surface : science

Why does talking on the phone become difficult if you hear the feedback of your own voice due to connection issues? : askscience


What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults? : AskReddit


Congresswoman to Google CEO: Why when I search 'idiot' do I get pictures of Trump? (Republican don't believe in search algorithms)
Democrats erupt into laughter after Google CEO has to explain to Rep. Steve King that the 'iPhone is made by a different company' (tnx, Iowa)

New York Touted Real Estate, Eminent Domain in Bid for Amazon - WSJ - World Trade Center, Midtown among areas also pitched before Long Island City was picked




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The Wages of Coal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - McDowell County, where this story takes place, went 75-23 for Donald Trump in 2016. MAGA! And while it might be a cheap shot to note this and while I doubt a Clinton administration was going to rush in and clean up West Virginia water, the belief that Donald Trump is the savior for West Virginia only poisons more people in the future.

Trump administration poised to strip protections from up to two-thirds of California streams and millions of acres nationwide - Los Angeles Times


Satellite imagery shows hundreds of Russian tanks near the border with Ukraine - Defence Blog

Eschaton: And Then What - A part of me wants to believe that the Tories (May) have gamed out where they realistically want this Brexit thing to go but I have never seen any evidence that they've gamed it out past tomorrow. Or 2 days ago, really.

Is France showing us what America's next civil war will look like? -- Will Bunch


NYT's Krugman: US, Russia and Saudi Arabia are 'new axis of evil'

Declassify the Khashoggi Assessment | Just Security
Diminished Saudi influence on display in Senate debate over Yemen - POLITICO - typically formidable lobbying operation has gone quiet as the Senate prepares to vote on the resolution

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving suspected Kremlin attempts to influence NRA - The Washington Post
NRA leader, Jack Abramoff and GOP operative tied to alleged Russian spy Maria Butina have long history as foreign agents lobbying together


Everybody Says Mueller Is Almost Done. What If He Isn't?
At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition - CNNPolitics (Ivanka added to yesterday's list)

Who wants to be White House chief of staff? - The Washington Post
Trump's next chief of staff may be walking into a nightmare
Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump's Chief of Staff (not me, hahahaha)
Ayers And Out - Lawyers, Guns & Money
John Kelly Was a Bully, Bigot, and Liar for Trump. Goodbye and Good Riddance. : politics
Trump Doesn'tt Want a Chief of Staff

Asawin Suebsaeng on Twitter: "lol at all the nick Ayers beat sweeteners lolololol"
Eschaton: A Beat So Sweet - Now they all rush to do celebrity profiles of the most powerful people so that they can get on the list of people who do fawning profiles of powerful celebrity people. Just print the damn press releases and run the enclosed photos and go home early.
Trump considering Mark Meadows for chief of staff (tea party asshole)
Robert Schlesinger: Trump can't hire the 'very best people,' because he's the very worst president

Brennan shred Trump: 'I am relieved that you will never have the opportunity to run for public office again'
Carl Bernstein: 'Donald Trump For The First Time In His Life Is Cornered' - The legendary Watergate reporter says the president is boxed in and the people around him know it.

That So-Called Smocking Gun - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The President of the United States of America has some Deep Thoughts to share on the Twitter dot com website: "No Smocking Gun, No Collusion!"
Trump's s latest rage-tweets expose the depth of his own corruption
Trump's latest rage-tweets expose the depth of his own corruption (+The 25 rules of disinformation:)

Washington Post fact-checker introduces
Washington Post fact-checker introduces 'Bottomless Pinocchio' rating to call Trump on repeated false claims - TL;DR - the President of the United States lies so much he gets his own lie rating. Are we tired of winning yet folks?

'His word isn't good' : Dems don't trust Trump to make shutdown deal (Satan is a known liar ... "the lyin' King")

Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight : politics
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Cites Debunked Planned Parenthood Smear in Opinion - More normal stuff happening ... One of the lasting legacies of the late George H.W. Bush, the great warrior-statesman and famous bipartisan moderate bipartisan, is that he visited upon the generations the presence of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, now in his 28th largely silent year on the bench at the Supreme Court. -- "the illegal sale of fetal organs" (we'd sell your brain if you had one, Clarence )

'There should be outrage' over Whitaker, Kushner meeting (crooked is now normal)


With an Impeachable Trump and Pence, Are You Ready for President Pelosi? : politics (yes, and another reason to fuck Moulton and the #fivewhiteguys)


Fox News Talked More About Migrant 'Invasion' Just Before Election Than In Past 3 Years Total (and those white farmers in Iowa are very scared)
US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission (a liitle $250+ million campaign stunt)

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million : politics

The sad truth about Russian election interference - The Washington Post (Mookster and Nillary lost it)

CREW Sues FBI for Giuliani Leak Records - CREW

Conspiracy theorist sues Mueller alleging illegal leaks and surveillance - POLITICO ($350 million, b/c his "reputation" is worth that, hahahaha)

John Podesta Is Ready to Talk About Pizzagate

The More Republicans Lose, the Harder They Work to Rig the Game : politics

Eschaton: Not How It Works - It occurs to me that much in American politics is about white people who think of themselves as "middle class" (don't want to debate what that actually means) imagining they are mediating a dispute between the very rich and the very poor. -- When really they're defending their own class interests as the rich spend a lot of money trying to convince them that it's the poor who are trying to take all their money away.

Paul Ryan's long con - He betrayed his promises and left a legacy of debt and disappointment.

An insane amount of people turned out to vote in the midterm elections - CNNPolitics


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Harvard orientation for freshman lawmakers as 'lobbyist project' that hypes tax cuts for corporations ... "The idea that we elect these people to represent US then corporations send their lobbyists to "train" hem on how to NOT represent us sucks balls ... "Was this a multi-decade, pro-corporate lobbyist project the entire time?" (why yes, and Harvard has always been evil)

GOP Candidate's Consultant Linked To 2nd County In North Carolina Election Probe - New evidence appears to connect controversial political operative McCrae Dowless to Robeson County, which also reported unusual ballot data.

Democrats reach 40 House flips, 2018 'blue wave' was officially party's biggest win in recent memory

LinkedIn co-founder backs $35 million voter data project in 'existential threat' to Democratic Party - POLITICO - "Across the board, everyone involved agrees that the Republicans have a tremendous advantage when it comes to data infrastructure going into 2020, and that there needs to be a real shift in our thinking and action in order to set candidates up to be successful for people around the country" (wut? are you talking about? let's give a bunch of vc sociopaths control of all your voter data, yes, that will work)

Charles Duhigg: Why Is America So Angry? - The Atlantic - The Real Roots of American Rage - The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives ... Anger, Averill concluded, is one of the densest forms of communication. It conveys more information, more quickly, than almost any other type of emotion. And it does an excellent job of forcing us to listen to and confront problems we might otherwise avoid.

Michael Bloomberg still doesn't seem to understand how journalism works - The former New York mayor says he might end political coverage at his news service if he runs for president. (he's paying for good stories or he's not paying; christwhatafuckingasshole)

YouTube Bans Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes - The Daily Beast
Youtube Kicks off Proud Boys Founder Gavin Mcinnes : news

'Appalling' Video Shows the Police Yanking 1-Year-Old From His Mother (food stamps, no seats, they wanted her to stand and hold her baby for two hours and when she sat on the floor, they arrested her) "This just reinforces their sense that police are a source of violence and injustice" (warrior hero copsters)

Pleading no contest Baylor frat president gets off with no time for rape charges. : news (TX, natch)

U.S. Olympic Committee fires head of sport performance - Axios - Alan Ashley, in the wake of an independent investigation into sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics team that revealed that he and former CEO Scott Blackmun failed to address allegations leveled against Larry Nassar, reports AP.

'The View' brings on talent coach to help Abby Huntsman 'come alive' ... "She's s been a snooze, and the network knows they made a mistake hiring her without a chemistry test and based on her name" (literally, a "life coach")

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland talks about her two kidney transplants...including getting one from her father...it failing...and getting another from her brother : videos


'This is scientific censorship of the worst kind': The Trump administration reportedly froze the acquisition of fetal tissue for research, including an HIV cure experiment : technology

Science Discussion: We are medical doctors who are experts on sexual health. Let's talk about sex, reproduction, STIs, and everything you wish your high school health class had covered! : science

Satellite issue accidentally reaffirms Einstein's theory of gravity
ESET discovers 21 new Linux malware families: "All malware strains are trojanized versions of the OpenSSH server or client apps that include keylogger and backdoor capabilities." : technology

/u/PoliticaLIncorrect gives a thorough breakdown of why the "Baby it's Cold Outside" controversy is misunderstood : bestof

What's the smartest thing you've seen yuor pet do?


PewDiePie gives shout out to hateful, anti-Semitic YouTube channel - The Verge

Global, U.S. Growth in Smartphone Growth Starts to Decline (bye, Apple)

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They're Not Keeping It Secret




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Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron - ABC News
Paris Protesters are not Chanting Trump's Name as he has Claimed, but False Right-Wing Meme Continues to Spread
Paris Protesters are not Chanting Trump's Name as he has Claimed, but False Right-Wing Meme Continues to Spread - "We Want Trump!' Love France" (millions of French protesters chanted, said Trump)
hugthebug comments on What are you gonna do? Shoot me?


China threatens Canada with 'grave consequences' if Huawei CFO not freed | Technology : news


I said, Lord, take me to Midtown I'm just lookin' for some Kush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When you spot a mark, you don't let go -- Senior American officials were worried. Since the early months of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and Middle East adviser, had been having private, informal conversations with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son of Saudi Arabia's king ... As the killing set off a firestorm around the world and American intelligence agencies concluded that it was ordered by Prince Mohammed, Mr. Kushner became the prince's most important defender inside the White House (lock up the little fuck)
Look At This Fucking Asshole - Behold idiot son-in-law Jared Kushner -- the man now in charge of brokering Middle East peace, Uberizing the federal government, reforming the entire criminal justice system, and keeping Donald Trump's hands off his wife ...


Schiff: Trump may face 'real prospect of jail time' ... "We're about to witness very interesting and chaotic times. Even more so than what we've been through already. Buckle up guys."
Judiciary Dem: Latest court filings show Trump was at center of 'massive fraud' | TheHill - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said
Judiciary Dem: Latest court filings show Trump was at center of 'massive fraud' ...
Mueller is close to answering Russia collusion question that could end Trump's presidency ... Cohen provided credible information regarding criminal conduct by others in the administration. We do not yet know those names, but this is news that should cause sleepless nights for many White House officials. ... Please be Ivanka. Please be Ivanka ... I can't wait for Ivanka to go down. Nothing would cause trump more anger and rage ... Ironically, it's usually his daughter not going down that causes him anger and rage.

Prosecutors Effectively Accuse Trump of Defrauding Voters. What Does It Mean? - The New York Times
The Michael Cohen Sentencing Memos Are Damning for Trump | The New Yorker
Trump 2020 Shaping Up to Be a Campaign to Stay Out of Prison
Opinion | Is Mueller Building an Expansive Obstruction Case? - The New York Times - The sentencing memos suggest the possibility that Trump and perhaps others were involved in a series of lies from Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
Christie: It sounds like Mueller has corroborating evidence against Trump beyond Cohen : politics (said the evil fat fucker)

Cohen Russia memos show Trump was out to hide scandals and get richer -- Broken laws, Russia negotiations: Can Trump presidency survive latest court filings?

Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition - The Washington Post (no collusion!)

Sen. Chris Murphy: Mueller probe now 'beyond the stage' of Clinton impeachment (well no shit)
Pardoning Paul Manafort would be 'terrible mistake,' could 'trigger a debate' about pardon power: Sen. Marco Rubio - ABC News (just a little "debate" with little Marco's finger in the wind)
'This Week' Transcript 12-9-18: Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Chris Murphy - ABC News

The Ineptitude of Donald Trump's Co-conspirators


'Seige warfare' : : Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils ... But, Gingrich said ... "He's a bitter, bitter man, Giuliani said of Flace. "It's sick. Nobody likes him and they would like him gone." (and 10K+ comments)
'A Lot of Repuboicans' Starting To Think Trump Won't Serve Out His Term, Conservative Commentator Says (Brooks, and jfc, the comments:) Bush got re-elected after starting two wars we already knew were based on complete lies. Just saying ... That's because gay people wanted to get married. 'Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve' or whatever ... Rubes voting against their own best interests while voting against another group to be treated equally. Sounds about white ... The kids are alt white.
Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy Thinks President Trump Will Face Indictment in Manhattan - The Daily Beast ... (and longtime NR hack and diehard Trumpster) ... He did make clear, however, that Justice Department policy is not to indict a sitting president.
Flake: Republican Party 'is a frog slowly boiling in water' ("'a very orange frog' he said)


Trump Calls Senator Richard Blumenthal 'The Dick' in Bizaare Tweets


Trump Can't Settle on a Staff. It's Settle on a Staff. It's a Disaster For Him and a Goldmine for Opportunists.

President Trump didn't say the Apostle's Creed at President Bush's funeral. Twitter pounced. - The Washington Post (b/c Trump is Satan)
Keith Boykin on Twitter: "This is your "Christian" evangelical president. "

Comey Testified That We've Become 'Numb' to Trump's Lies
The Biggest Things in the Comey Transcript - The Atlantic - closed-door hearing was made public late Saturday, and it confirms that Mueller is pursuing a possible obstruction-of-justice case against the president.
Comey Tells House Panel He Suspected Giuliani Was Leaking FBI Information to Media - WSJ - Giuliani has previously denied getting information from the bureau's New York field office

Did Someone Say...EMAILS? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In retrospect, the year the most of the nation's editors and reporters spent pretending to believe Republicans who pretended to believe that Hillary Clinton's departures from email server management best practices were a scandal of world-historical importance seems not entirely easy to defend.
Molly Jong-Fast on Twitter: "So Hillary isn't guilty but guess who is ... (Comey is a lying asshole Republican)

Early on, Trump-Russia obsessives were marginalized; they're prephets now

Senate Republicans are responsible for the most unethical and incompetent administration ever - The Washington Post (Mitch the Bitch Ditch)

As Michigan and Wisconsin pass bills stripping newly elected Democrats of power, we need legislative solutions to show the country it's not business as usual - Republicans are undermining democracy state by state - Russ Feingold (the party of crooks has gone full crook)

u/auandi explains how the democratic and republican parties "flipped" during the 60s : bestof

s the Economies, Stupid -- The key to understanding the 2018 midterm results -- and the future of American politics -- isn't ideology or culture. It's the different economies of red and blue America ... the older industrial economy and the newer ideas economy ... (what about the culture of stupid and the ideology of ignorance and lies and racism?)

Five reasons ranked-choice voting will improve American democracy - The Boston Globe - But by seeking a majority, ranked-choice voting better reflects voter preferences
Five reasons ranked-choice voting will improve American democracy : politics
To Build a Better Ballot

Louisiana Court Rules ETP Can Build on Land without Owners's Consent (and why LA is so fucked when they have a ton of resources)
Why Louisiana Stays Poor - YouTube


Taking offense - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is a nice example of how the right wing's inventtion of the concept of "political correctness" has, for almost 30 years now, been at the center of an enormously successful propaganda campaign. (don't be politically correct, own slaves!)


At NPR, an army of temps faces a workplace of anxiety and insecurity - The Washington Post

Should Harvard investigate an alleged rape that happened nowhere near campus? - The Boston Globe


Nobel laureates dismiss fears about genetically modified foods : news

Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? : books

A Life of Nietzsche Turns the Spotlight on an Idol Long Misunderstood - The New York Times
Book Review - Friedrich Nietzsche - A Philosophical Biography - By Julian Young - The New York Times
Friedrich Nietzsche, a Philosophical Renegade Whose Ideas Endured - NYTimes.com

Doctors often recommend a new vaccine to prevent shingles. Good luck finding it - The Boston Globe


Analyzing a dataset of over 9 million papers and 6 million scientists, researchers find that ethnic diversity on scientific teams results in a research impact gain of 10.63% for papers, and 47.67% for scientists. : science

The near future of the global economy looks extremely bleak. This pessimistic forecast comes from advanced statistical analysis of the S&P 500 stock market index, recently published by scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics : science
Accelerating change - Wikipedia

New research provides evidence that conspiracy theories could be considered as a social stigma. Ridiculing conspiracy theories has been suggested as a means to reduce them but this may increase the social stigma attached to conspiracy theories that can be a source of social exclusion. : science


Ladies,when you first saw penis in person,was it bigger or smaller than you expected? : AskReddit

Local news catches scamming tow truck companies and gets state investigators to swarm in realtime for instant justice : videos

The male urinals at the nightclub lets you see the female washroom without them knowing. [OC] : WTF

ELI5: Why does picture quality on Netflix appear to be of much higher quality than Cable TV even when both sources are outputting 1080p? : explainlikeimfive (b/c cablecos fuck you over and charge you a lot)


Feds Investigating Millions Of Fake Messages Opposing Net Neutrality: Report | HuffPost (Idjit Pie deep with the Russkies)

How Amazon Prime will change the way our cities look - The Boston Globe - Stores define the urban landscape. What happens when goods go straight to your home?




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Angelique Chrisafis on Twitter: "Some thoughts after spending time with gilets jaunes on roundabouts & toll-booth barricades in the south west and also from spending time with gilets jaunes from the north east 1/10"
'Macron's arrogance unties us' -- on the barricades with France's gilets juanes
Police Crack Down on 'Yellow Vest' in France With Tear Gas and Hundreds of Arrests ... "apprehending a protester" (60 paragraphs from the NYT and not one explains why they are rioting except to say it's like fucking Hungary)
In France, les deplorables strike back (Murdoch brands protests as same as Trumpsters protesting climate hoax)


Finally, Some Real Menace Enters the El Chapo Courtroom ... choice to try El Chapo as tradition drug "kingpin," as if moving the man they call 'Shorty" off the board was going to somehow end the cartels and justify the untold billions the government has spent on the War on Drugs. It was a misconception of both time and scale ...

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned - WSJ - Worsening costs, taxation, tech transfer and regulation prompt foreign-owned businesses to throw in the towel (thanks, Dumpster)

The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House - The New York Times (slimey little fucker owned by the A-rabs)
Deposed aide to Saudi crown prince accused of role in female activists' torture | Reuters - A top aide to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, fired for his role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, personally oversaw the torture of at least one detained female activist earlier this year ("personally oversaw" = "did it himself"

Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry and Army Revisits Who Is to Blame - The New York Times - His anger, Pentagon officials said, came from seeing news reports that junior officers were being reprimanded for the botched Niger mission while the officers directly above them were not ... Army officials complained to aides that Mr. Mattis and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had contributed to the morass by allowing Africa Command, whose leader, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, is also a Marine, to essentially investigate itself (so he's FURIOUS that his own fuck up made him look bad, welcome to Trumpville)


ICE arrests 105 in New Jersey operation targeting criminal aliens and public safety threats | ICE (and people with Hispanic-sounding names, ICEfuckers at work)
Guatemalan father of slain North Carolina teen denied visa to attend her funeral : news (sadism and cruelty are their brands)


Trump announces John Kelly will depart White House by year's end : news (shit's coming down)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can't manage to pass his agenda." (2012, didn't age well)


Manafort and Cohen Sentencing Documents Put Donald Trump in Spotlight | WIRED - the only remaining question is how bad does the actual worst case scenario get?
Opinion | Is This the Beginning of the End for Trump? - The New York Times - Sentencing memos reveal damning evidence about collusion and campaign finance violations.
Mueller Is Telling Us: He's Got Trump on Collusion - The special counsel is connecting the dots and it doesn't paint a pretty picture for the president.

Trump Is Going To Leave His Successor a Nightmare. And He Doesn't Even Care - The president doesn't care about the debt because it won't hit a crisis point until he's gone. It's the anthesis of MAGA. (Make America Suck Again, suckers)
The Department of Justice Calls Donald Trump a Felon -- Trump's own government has described him as a crook.

The Russian's apprentice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump committed felonies that allowed him to become president of the United States, but he can't be charged for those felonies because he is president of the United States. - That, apparently, is going to be the position of Trump's own DOJ. It seems a tad problematic, and is likely to get more so, as more evidence of electoral thievery, Russian collusion, and who knows what else comes forward.
Mueller Briefs: Bad News for Trump, Manafort, and Cohen - The Atlantic - Robert Mueller is closing in on the president and all his men ... This newly disclosed conversation directly speaks to the question of collusion -- the outreach was explicitly political and was focused on how each side would gain from a potential partnership. (the noose is tightening)

Mueller Weaves Trump, Manafort and Cohen Ever Closer - Bloomberg
Mueller's Roadmap: Major Takeaways from Cohen and Manafort Filings
Here Are The Most Interesting Parts Of The Latest Mueller Filings | HuffPost

'Totally Clears the Presient'? What Those Cohen and Manafort Filings Really Say - In short, the Department of Justice, speaking through the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is alleging that the president of the United States coordinated and directed a surrogate to commit a campaign finance violation punishable with time in prison ... Mueller is still not ready to show his hand on the key substantive questions. But President Trump should should probably go easy on the cries of vindication. They may age badly, and they may do so quickly.
Special Counsel's Office Files Submission in Support of Breach Determination in Manafort Case
Mueller: Manafort Lied About Contacts With Trump Officials
Trump Believes He Can 'make the Law Go Away by Tweeting It,' Republican Strategist Says -- This is a guy who honestly believes that he can change the fabric of reality and make the law go away by tweeting at it.
Mueller Is Telling Us: He's Got Trump on Collusion (no collusion I tell you!!)
Robert Mueller should charge Trump with committing a crime only a president can commit | Salon.com - "care that the laws be faithfully executed"
Robert Mueller should charge Trump with committing a crime only a president can commit : politics

Conservative Think Tank Donor Revealed as Russian 'Oligarch' (Russians all the way up and down)


Donald Trump Ridiculed For Falsely Claiming Michael Cohen, Mueller Filing 'Totally Clears The President"
The Daily Show on Twitter: "(2/87)" (Trump's "Report" totally clearing him really a catalog of Fox/Russian propaganda)
Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' Pulls Elaborate Twitter Prank On Donald Trump And Fox News - This is one mammoth thread.


Ex-FBI Director James Comey exasperated after closed-door interview on Capitol Hill - CNNPolitics (Rethug witch-hunt for Hillary the Witch!)
Nadler: I'm ending investigation into FBI, DOJ when I become chairman ("last desperate attempt" to fuck the country)

Ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt used personal email for government work : politics (irony is over)

Trump's favorite pollster was the least accurate in the midterms (Fuckmussen only polls old white people with landlines ... 52.5% of homes do not have a land line.)
s favorite pollster was the least accurate in the midterms - A new Marist College poll finds President Donald Trump's approval rating at 43% among registered voters. His disapproval rating is at 49%. - Rasmussen's polling does not meet CNN standards for a number of reasons including that it doesn't call cell-phones. (zombies love him)

Eric Trump Weighs In on Kellyanne Conway's Husband. He Doesn't Like Him - Even in an administration where staffers and family members have routinely stabbed one another not just in the back, but in the front, commentary by a president's son on the marriage of a top White House adviser seemed unusual. (have fun in jail, Junior)

Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement, Defends Migrant Caravan - "To group them all up like, frankly, our president has done -- you know, trying to speak respectfully -- but he has basically called them all criminals and said they're not coming in here ... What about individuals, those who have come for reasons of need for their families, you know, the fathers and mothers and children that come here and were willing to go through the process to apply for asylum so they can come into this country and benefit from not having to be oppressed continually" (surprising, and then the flying hate-monkeys descended)
Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement in Solidarity With Migrant Caravan : news


Democratic Women Are About To Lead Michigan. Republican Men Are Freaking Out. | HuffPost - "It's literally women saying 'Here is what we want,' and men walking over and saying , 'Shhhhhhhh," an adovate said (patriarchy is disturbed)
GOP power grabs pour gas on 'resistance' in key Midwest states - Republican legislators in Wisconsin and Michigan have reignited Democratic energy since the midterms in two narrow Trump states.

More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional Race | HuffPost - Two more voters reported handing over their ballots to canvassers who came to their home.
Vice Chair of Bladen County Board of Elections abruptly resigns - took an unusual turn on Friday night. Jens Lutz, the Vice Chair of the Bladen County Board of Elections ... A conservative political action committee called Patriots for Progress is also under investigation for possible election fraud by the State Bureau of Investigation ... Why? We don't know for sure but it may be related to his extensive connections to Leslie McCrae Dowless, the convicted felon at the center of the election fraud scandal in the 9th District. (oh, he's a crook and a confederate traitor)


James A. Fields Jr. convicted of killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville car-ramming - The Washington Post

VA secretary praised Confederate president as a "martyr to 'The Lost Cause'" in 1995 speech - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie praised Confederate States President Jefferson Davis effusively in a 1995 speech (fucking traitors)


"They're All Too Old" : Democrats Face a Generational Reckoning - The choice in the 2020 primary ultimately comes down to one thing: who is best prepared to beat Trump at a time when Trump owns the culture? Someone who actually understands culture would be a start. (JoeBi is the most qualified in the history of the world! and gtfo, Bernie)


Minneapolis ends single-family zoning, undoing a major component of housing segregation. - By doing away with single-family zoning, the city takes on high rent, long commutes, and racism in real estate in one fell swoop - Minneapolis will become the first major U.S. city to end single-family home zoning, a policy that has done as much as any to entrench segregation, high housing costs, and sprawl as the American urban paradigm over the past century. (the northern confederacy of white-only neighborhoods` crumbles)


The Atlantic's Defense of Access Journalism Is Pathetic - In the Atlantic today, Elaina Plott published what she described as a piece about "why it's so annoying when people sneer at 'access journalism." She went there, folks. (fucker HW Bush is "one of us")
Who Does Ross Douthat Think He Is? Hmm Daily - There is only one Ross Douthat column and the theme of it is that Ross Douthat is unhappy with his place in the world. Usually he understands this to be the world's fault ("we" long for the good old days of race-baiting, gay-hating, looting and pillaging, dumbass WASPs like the hand of Satan HW)


The Right-Wing Media Can't Quit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : politics (they've moved on from Hillary and Liz)
The Right-Wing Media Can't Quit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez I spent 24 hours reading every attack on the lefty congresswoman I could find ... Fox Business ... "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the face of Democratic socialism, and since her brain is as empty as the promises of unfettered statism I am absolutely fine with that," Lisa Montogomery wrote ... (+Clownhall, Twitchy, National Review, Fuckity ...)


How power and money colluded to let Jeffrey Epstein get away with abuse - The Washington Post - Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal with government prosecutors ... are the tip of the iceberg in a scandal of money, power, sex, corruption and boys' club criminality. The story has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster but for the sexual abuse of girls as young as 14 ... Epstein's lawyers, including Alan Dershowitz and former Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr ... (Big Evil)


Thousands of state employees entangled in reply-all nightmare | KUTV


With Brando, Maria Schneider, and Bertolucci on the Scandalous Set of 'Last Tango in Paris'



Falling for Hot Jesus at a Christian Theme Park in Florida - From crucifixion to resurrection, from karaoke to sno cones, The Holy Land Experience in Orlando is a theme park like no other, right down to a sexy Son of God. (like a tv show!)

Case Study of 1 - Alex Press (mental healthcare in America mostly sucks)


ELI5: Why do humans move while listening to music (headbobs, dancing and foot tapping)? : explainlikeimfive (your body listens)
Bird singing "Bodies" by Drowning Pool - YouTube
Drowning Pool - Bodies - YouTube


In a new study involving people over 70 who have exercised regularly for years, scientists discovered that the participants' hearts, lungs, and muscles were in equivalent shape to those of people in their 40s. : science

Study of advanced Buddhist meditators suggests inducing near-death experiences can be learned and perfected. : science


What is the scariest book you've ever read?
The United States of Horror Movies : movies

What's the weirdest dream you've had? : AskReddit

thought it would be cute if our three daughters all wore a shirt showing a ring on a finger to ask my GF to marry me. Shouldn't have left the art direction to a 13 year old : funny


Eschaton: Nobody Listens To Atrios - But eventually I am always proved fucking right*. - *ok not always
Timothy B. Lee on Twitter: "Until recently my mental model of Waymo was that their technology was basically ready to go in late 2017 and they were doing a last few months of testing out of an abundance of caution, and to give time to build out non-technical stuff like customer service and maintenance." (so many "smart" people bought into one of the biggest obvious scams ever)
Waymo's s Big Ambitions Slowed by Tech Trouble

New report reveals growing threat of organised social media manipulation world-wide : technology

The Feds Are Now Investigating The Millions Of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments Filed With Stolen Identities : technology ... "I'm sure the new AG who use to be Counsel for Verizon is going to do a lot of investigating.... (Ajit Pai is a master criminal and a Mitch the Bitch plant)




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California's Camp Fire caused by failure of a steel hook that held a high voltage line on a nearly 100-year-old PG&E transmission tower : news - PG&E is also implicated in the Santa Rosa fire of 2017 as well as the fatal fire in San Bruno around 2015. They need to be done. (fuck your forests and lives, we need the money to pay our top executives and shareholders!)


France protests: Government fears 'major violence' in coming days. : news

German conservatives pick a Merkel ally to be party leader, signaling continuity and a long goodbye


Anti-Zionism Isn't the Same as Anti-Semitism - American Jews have nothing to fear from the new congressional critics of Israel. (thanks, Michelle, but Netanfuckyu disagrees)

The Saudi ambassador lied point-blank about a journalist's murder. Now he has the gall to come back to D.C.

Trump to Pick Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador, Sources Say - Bloomberg - Nauert, 48, is an unusual choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the "fox and Friends" show watched by Trump ... (let's let Fox run the country!)
Welcome to the Fox News presidency - The Washington Post

We're now seeing the Trump economy

Eschaton: What Could Go Wrong - Not quite the same as this issue, but it's like the bully who is too stupid to realize that if he tries to take Jean-Claude Van Damme's lunch money, then his whole family is gonna get their asses kicked.
Eric Gomez on Twitter: "This seems like a bad idea " (was Mnuchin behind the kidnapping of Huwei? brilliant move, as usual)
Canada caught between Trump and China in Huawei case - POLITICO - The arrest of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng at a Vancouver airport puts Canada in the middle of a volatile diplomatic situation between two world superpowers.


U.S. trade deficit hits the highest level in a decade : news (apres moi, le destruction and my rececessions are the biggest!)
It Took Just One Week for a $1 Trillion Wipeout in U.S. Stocks - Bloomberg (that trillion dollar giveaway to the rich didn't exactly work)

Rex Tillerson on Trump: 'Undisciplined, doesn't like to read' and tries to do illegal things ... "to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn't like to read, doesn't read briefing reports, doesn't like to get into the details of a lot of things, but rather just kind of says, "This is what I believe.'" ... "instincts" ... "I will be honest with you: It troubles me that the American people seem to want to know so little about issues -- that they are satisfied with 128 characters," Tillerson said. (that's how big their brains are)

John Kelly expected to resign soon, no longer on speaking terms with Trump - CNNPolitics (not talking!)

Tucker Carlson says Trump is 'not capable' and hasn't kept his promises (has Fox read the tea leaves? but Fucker is back to his usual with today's segment on ... you guessed it ... Benghaaazzzii!)

Special counsel Mueller says in new filing that Russia reached out to Trump campaign as far back as 2015 : politics
Trump's ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

Megathread: Federal prosecutors recommend 'substantial' prison term for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
Individual 1 - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Neal Katyal on Twitter: "The real news right now is not about Cohen's sentence. It is about the conclusion by federal prosecutors that Donald J. Trump has committed a serious felony.
Federal Prosecutors 'Concluded that President of the United States Committed a Felony' (one year, 321 days later ...)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Totally clears the President. Thank you!" (and definitely read the responses)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders unwittingly admits Donald Trump directed a felony criminal conspiracy - Palmer Report

The latest filings on Michael Cohen show that nobody can save Trump now - The Washington Post - At the end of the day Friday, we learned what federal prosecutors in New York think of Michael Cohen: ... This scandal can't be hidden away. Republicans in Congress can't save Trump, his attorney general can't save him, and no amount of desperate tweets can save him. Accountability is on it's way, and it's arriving very soon.
The Mueller investigation has been a series of drips. It's about to turn into a flood. ... Trump's campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, foreign policy adviser, former national security adviser and personal lawyer are all now felons who were either convicted of crimes or pleaded guilty to them. Moreover, those crimes and their related disqualifying behaviors are serious ...

New Mueller filing says Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen was in touch with a Russian seeking 'political synergy' with campaign

Trump promises a 'major Counter Report- to rebut Mueller's findings (as soon as they pry it out of the jaws of Rudy's dog)
Trump Goes Bananas on Twitter With Robert Mueller, Mike Pence, John Kelly, Russia and Vladimir Putin All Looming - There Are at Least Four (4) Reasons the President* Just Took Another Trip to the Bananas Factory -- It's all happening. None of it's good. (and Putin is not happy with the Dumpfuck either)

Comey to testify again in 2 weeks; Republicans claim DOJ lawyer blocked answers | WPEC - "After a full day of questioning, two things are clear to me," he told reporters before leaving the Capitol. "One, we could have done this in open setting, and two, when you read the transcript you will see that we're talking again about Hillary Clinton's emails for heaven's sake. So I'm not sure we need to do this at all." (they are literally brainless zombies eating your democracy)

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job - CNNPolitics

Poll: Republicans Are Only Group That Mostly Sees Mueller Probe As A 'Witch Hunt' (71% + 12% "undecided")

Trump's trio of traps ahead of 2020


The Justice Department Still Hasn't Told The Government Accountability Office That Jeff Sessions Quit - Federal law requires the vacancy and any acting appointment to be reported "immediately"

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump Jr: Keep trolling, we have subpoena power next year : politics ("you're our bitch, bitch," she said)
Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump Jr: Keep trolling, we have subpoena power next year | TheHill (and other smart remarks)

TIL that despite 12 indictments and several convictions of high level officials involved in the Iran-Contra scandal, all perpetrators were either pardoned or had sentences overturned resulting in no prison time. The only person to go to jail was a minister who stole a street sign in protest. : todayilearned (kindly old gay-hating race-baiting moderate HW pardoned himself out of Iran-Contra jail and everyone immediately forgot)
The Return of the Administration of Kindly Old Moderate George Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Now that Trump has nominated Bill Barr, Bush's Attorney General from 1991-93, to be his own Attorney General, with the clear and obvious consideration that Barr will not recuse himself from the Mueller investigation or anything else, that is all the more clear. (oh for the days of those good Republican daddies who would take care of their crying little liberal babies with strict parenting and tax cuts but holy shit, that shit is deep)

Since 1969, Republican presidential administrations have 121 criminal indictments and 89 convictions, while Democrats have had 3 and 1 respectively. How do you feel about this? - Quora (dems and media not interested for some reason)


Robert Mueller and Leakin' Lyin' James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn't the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of "legal" at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt... We wish you a Mueller Christmas... We wish you a Mueller Christmas... And impeachment next year...
Donald Trump Rages On Twitter Ahead Of Developments In Mueller Probe | HuffPost - His typo-ridden rant bashed key figures from Bruce Ohr to Rod Rosenstein.
President DSM-V - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "a new level of unhinged"
J.K. Rowling Turns Donald Trump's Latest Twitter Rant Into Taunting Character Study | HuffPost (his psycho-typo meltdown)


Bernie Sanders: Billionaires Are Destroying the Fabric of Our Country : politics
Democrats Must Solve Issues Between Centrists and Progressives Before 2020 Election -- Centrist' Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means - The Democratic Party has to get a handle on this, and they have to do it yesterday ... from the DLC, to the Concord Coalition, to "neoliberalism," to Pete Peterson's assaults on Social Security, to No Labels, to the cult of Simpson-Bowles, to the Problem Solvers Caucus and right up to the present day. In 1982, (and yes, Bernie is an idiot)


Onetime Pelosi foe reverses course, announces support for her House speaker bid - The Washington Post - Democratic Rep. Stephen F. Lynch


Truth or Both Sides Do It: You Can Choose Only One - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The blatantly anti-democratic actions of Republican legislators in North Carolina, Michigan, and Wisconsin present a test for the media: (you guessed it, in two major stories about Republicans destroying democracy, the NYT didn't use the word "gerrymandering" or talk about white votes being more valuable, instead it was just a "partisan" clash of power)
North Carolina GOP Makes Its Contempt For Democracy Official

u/monorail_pilot catalogs the evidence for voter fraud in North Carolina : bestof (Republicans are crooks, all the way up and down)
North Carolina Republican Says He Would Support New Election if Fraud Occurred - The New York Times ("better than going to jail" he said)
Voter fraud in North Carolina 9th District election: the McCrae Dowless scheme - Vox - The Ninth District race between Mark Harris and Dan McCready is still stalled over election fraud allegations.

Michigan G.O.P. Starts Limiting Power of Incoming Democratic Leaders - The New York Times (Wississippi and Michabama)


Conservative pastor: 'The floor of Congress is now going to look like an Islamic republic' ("and you will swear loyalty to the NRA Jesus")


Senior adviser to Sen. Kamala Harris resigns after report of $400,000 harassment settlement : news (oh, taxpayer money paid the perv's settlement and Kamala knew nothing, Nothing! about it and pushed Franken out)

NYT: CBS Paid $5 Million In Settlement Over '60 Minutes' Creator's Alleged Sexual Assault - In the 1990s, a woman reportedly accused Don Hewitt, who died in 2009, of multiple assaults. Her case came to light amid the investigation of Les Moonves. (they buried a lot of dick shit)
At '60 Minutes' Independence Led to Trouble, Investigators Say

FBI catches Air Force senior Officer during underage sex sting operation : news


Flint water crisis: State's medical chief faces trial for manslaughter : news - Dr. Eden Wells, a member of Gov. Rick Snyder's Cabinet, is among five people facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area in 2014 and 2015. Wells is now the second high-ranking state official, along with Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, to be ordered to trial.


Millennials aren't breaking traditions. They're just broke (screwed by their boomer parents who said it would all trickle down to them)


How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America's Elderly (kiddnapped your relative scam)

Six Detroit area doctors indicted in $500M health care fraud - Story : news


Ohio father teaches daughter a lesson about bullying by making her walk 5 miles to school : news


Person describes their arrest by NYPD for running a red light on their bike, but actually for not carrying their ID, which is not illegal. Describes how easy it is for cops to abuse their power over something as petty as being corrected about their knowledge of the law. : bestof ("I can arrest you for telling me the law!")

Recreational marijuana officially legal in Michigan today : news (first day, they're giving out free joints -- coulda' been you, Fuckachusetts)
: Yuppies have discovered pot -- and they like it
Nearby Marijuana Shops Make Homes And Rentals More Valuable, Studies Show : bostontrees (send Jason Lewis an Instragram)

Marijuana Dispensaries Reduce Local Opioid Overdose Rates, Study Finds | Marijuana Moment (someone call Mawty Walsh)


Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut is a fantastic book and possibly his greatest one. : books ... "Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile."


Experiencing failure hurts your self-esteem but has no effect on actual performance, contrary to the commonly held view that failure begets more failure, finds a new study. In fact, failure could propel you forward to later success, but it depends on how you cope with your emotional response to it. : science

Introverts can feel out of place within our Western culture that values extraversion. A new study found that introverts become unhappy with themselves if they compare themselves to an extraverted cultural ideal, but if they accept their authentic, quiet selves, they can flourish and be fulfilled. : science

TIL that the average 18-year-old adult is only about halfway done with "mental puberty" : todayilearned


What's the strangest question you've been asked at a job interview?

Meanwhile in Russia... : aww
ELI5: What happens to farmers that don't have tainted romaine lettuce when the FDA or CDC suddenly recommends no one consume it?
Sign language users of reddit, what kinds of wordplay jokes exist in sign language, and what are your favourites? : AskReddit
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century : videos

Does modern sedentary lifestyle contribute to the rising amount of depression? : askscience

ELI5: Why are dots and dashes the only acceptable non-alphabetical/numerical characters in usernames on social media sites and message boards? : explainlikeimfive


Ohitsrandybo describes his own decline due to heavy meth use, and why it's impossible to live a normal life on meth. : bestof
ohitsrandybo comments on Serious Question, can you live a normal life while using meth?

Will we ever run out of music? Is there a finite number of notes and ways to put the notes together such that eventually it will be hard or impossible to create a unique sound? : askscience

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: better performance, same good looks | The Verge | YouTube : Surface




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Climate change caused the "Great Dying," aka the planet's worst extinction

Earthrise - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Fifty years ago, it felt like humans were going to take saving the planet seriously. We made great progress. Unfortunately, bad presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Kindly Old Moderate George Bush went far to undermine this effort, turning environmentalism into a partisan issue and creating the terrible world in which we now live. (and there's a very dark corner of hell where John Sununu will reside and did you know he's a fucking Cuban?)

Nearly a month after the Camp Fire began razing their towns Californians return to ruin - The Washington Post


Deal or no deal?: Theresa May's Brexit standoff (oh, is that a cliff right in front of me?)

A court said the 'wolf pack' case in Spain was nonconsensual sex, not rape. People are demanding justice. - The case involves a group of men videotaping themselves sexually assaulting an 18-year-old (Spanish machismo dickitude at stake)


Huawei C.F.O. Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S. - The New York Times - A top executive and daughter of the founder of the Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested on Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move likely to escalate tensions between the two countries at a delicate moment - unfolded on the same night that President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China dined together in Buenos Aires and agreed to a 90-day trade truce


France dumps controversial fuel tax - Seventy-two percent of the French back the Yellow Jackets. (Macaroni's poor people tax with climate-change rebranding fails)
Cultural Marxism as fascist code - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Yellow Vest protests in France represent a populist outcry against urban financial and social elites, as embodied by President Macron: "So, to recap, the protesters are mostly working-class folks who are angry at what they see as an out-of-touch elitist president whose policies favor the wealthy and corporations at the expense of working-class French people." (and Trump gets it backwards, as usual) You will be surprised to learn that an international cabal of globalists are behind the hegemony of Cultural Marxism in our universities and in the entertainment industry, where political correctness now makes it impossible to even discuss the Jewish question whether all this "multiculturism" is just a cover for the Frankfurt's school's Soros-funded plot to destroy America. Good times.
Charlie Kirk: American universities are now 'mob' assembly lines (cranking out "cultural marxists")

Venezuela's Failed Socialist Experiment Is Deadlier Than Ever - Twenty years ago, the ex-rebel rose to power in Venezuela and laid the foundation for todays humanitarian crisis. (don't need no ed-u-ca-tion)


Is Harvard Whitewashing a Russian Oligarch's Fortune? - Len Blavatnik made billions as a Kremlin insider. Now writing huge checks to the university. (speaking of evil)


Dow drops 600 points, bringing its 2-day losses to more than 1,400 points

81 migrant children separated from families since June (ICE fuckers really get off on this shit and so does Trump/Miller)
Making President Trump's Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers - At the president's New Jersey golf course, an undocumented immigrant has worked as a maid since 2013
A Mysterious Imposter Account Was Used On Facebook To Drum Up Support For The Migrant Caravan - Days before the migrant caravan left Honduras, a fake Facebook account was used to try to bolster its numbers. The social media giant has since deactivated the account but has refused to provide information about who created it. (it was't George Soros?)

Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October (Trump: "apres moi le deluge")


Mueller poised to reveal new details on Russia probe in Manafort, Cohen filings - CNNPolitics - could reveal tantalizing new details in its investigation into possible Russian collusion on Friday

Trump White House Has No Plan to Counter Mueller Report - The Atlantic - Nervous aides expect the president to lead the way, tweet up a storm -- and, Rudy Giuliani promises, fight back. (that'll work)
Giuliani: The Dog Ate My Counter-Report to Mueller



The buying of a president - The Washington Post - Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Trump's D.C. hotel within a month of Trump's s election in 2016 -- paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months ... Recall that Trump retains the lease on the hotel only because the General Services Administration reversed its earlier decision and decided to ignore a provision in the lease prohibiting anyone employed by the government from profiting by the lease. (Trummp totally bought and corrupt, if it walks like treason ... but the Pelosi subpoena storm is coming)

Documents Point to Illegal Campaign Coordination Between Trump and the NRA -- Trump and the gun group used the same consultants to spearhead TV ad blitzes at the height of the 2016 election, likely in violation of federal law (why Mueller isn't bothering with Butina and the NRA)

Trump aide's appearances on RT channel are focus for Russia inquiry - Ted Malloch, a Trump campaign adviser, has been questioned about his relationship with the Kremlin-controlled broadcaster (the Russia shit is so deep)

In potential blow to Manafort, Supreme Court unlikely to change double jeopardy rule - A presidential pardon could keep Trump's former campaign chairman out of federal prison, but it would not free him from being prosecuted on similar state charges. (unless Cuomo also pardons him)

How Donald Trump Shifted $1.1M Of Campaign-Donor Money Into His Business (totally corrupt)

David Bossie: House Democrats plan a witch hunt against Trump | Fox News (hahahaha)
'Stupid perjury charges': Fox New's Tucker Carlson spits on Mueller news (muhahaha ... and remember, Hannity was one of three Cohem clients, and ...)

Trump's slow-motion staff 'shakeup' stunts 2019 planning The president has left top officials in a state of limbo and top jobs without permanent occupants, creating 'a sense of chaos' (if not actual 'chaos' but the important thing is that Trump is trying to run government like a reality show -- inflating himself and changing his "apprentices" all the time -- because it's the only thing he knows how to do)


Eschaton: I Was A Very Good Boy - I tire of the stories about how Trump is a sociopathic toddler, and yet he showed a moment of NOT being quite that bad, largely because the reporters who write them never follow through on the implications. It isn't just about The President Show, whether he has good etiquette, whether he is PRESIDENTIAL. It's that this is who he is, and it applies every single thing he does. -- Mr. Trump has been snappish with aides most of the week, according to administration officials, miffed in part by so many ceremonial events not related to him. He was impatient for the memorials to end but expressed pride in himself for remaining publicly civil. People close to the president called it a course correction after his peevish reaction to Mr. McCain's death (Pres It's All About Me)
The president has been shockingly presidential for the last six minutes - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Wow I Really Miss The Good Old Days Of The Peak Of The HIV Epidemic And An Indifferent/Hostile Government Response (Reagan-Bush fuck off and die gay people, but those two rich gay guys in NYC love Trumpster)
More Dispatches from the Administration of George Bush, Kindly Old Moderate - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Of course, George Bush was in fact destroying labor unions, demonizing gays, and throwing the entire black population in prison, but that hasn't stopped the inevitable nostalgic eulogies for the better days of the Republican Party. And let's be clear -- George Bush was horrible for American workers. (but they still voted for Republican, and kept doing it)

New York Times' Ross Douthat Dreams of WASP Supremacy (Douthfuck is nostalgic for Bushfuck 1 and his crew of WASPs)


Cheneyism Is No Better Than Trumpism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good piece by Yglesias about how while the Weekly Standard is being euthanized for the wrong reason it represents a highly pernicious strain of thought in its own right:
Weekly Standard's demise is a reminder that there are some ideas worse than Trumpism - The most principled resistance to Trump comes from conservatism's most dangerous faction (invented "preventive war" and killed a million people)


House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Considers Term Limits On Committee Chairs | HuffPost - As Pelosi rounds up votes to become speaker, she agrees to consider supporting term limits for chairs.

What Joe Biden doesn't understand - NY Daily News - We all know that Donald Trump is the Braggart in Chief. But a close second may be Joe Biden, whose humble brags often know little humility ... None compare to his latest, however: that he is the most qualified person to be President ... Of course, qualifications probably should be a major metric by which we elect our leaders, but leave it to the American people to decide in recent years that experience can be disqualifying. From a slew of inexperienced Tea Party candidates in 2010 to Donald Trump to another round of newcomers in 2018, we just aren't into long records of accomplishment these days. (clash of titanic egos and let's sweep all that other shit under the rug)
Joe Biden Will Decide Soon on Running for President - The Atlantic - The former vice president is angry about Trump and thinks he can do the job better than anyone else,

Citing 'cruelty of our elections process' Patrick officially backs out of 2020 bid (said the guy who works for Cruelty Inc)

Kamala Harris aide resigns after harassment settlement surfaces | The Sacramento Bee - A longtime top staff member of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris resigned Wednesday after The Sacramento Bee inquired about a $400,000 harassment and retaliation settlement resulting from his time working for Harris at the California Department of Justice ... and other demeaning behavior, including frequently asking her to crawl under his desk to change the paper in his printer. (she knew the shit was buried and did nothing)
Kamala Harris denies knowledge of allegations against aide | The Sacramento Bee ... Wallace worked with Harris for 14 years (so, in an office she supervises, a top long-term employee settles an harassment case for half a million and no one told her anything about it, right?)

Democrat accused of repeated use of women's restroom will resign in January (next time wear a dress, dude)

Trump hotel feud erupts between Lewandowski and Florida senators - How much credit should Donald Trump get for GOP successes? (you will bow down to our transparently false statements)

Lame duck session: The 81 Walker appointees the Senate approved (how democracy dies in the darkness of Repubican-ruled states)
'No Labels' Refuses To Call Out Republicans By Name For Midwest Power Grab - The centrist group was less hesitant about trying to limit the power of the next Democratic House speaker (and what is Seth Mouton's position?)

Republicans were upset about election fraud -- before it threatened their candidate (when has that ever happened before?)
Over a thousand absentee ballots possibly destroyed in controversial North Carolina House race: report | TheHill - rom likely Democratic voters may have been destroyed
NC Supreme Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Democrats now control the North Carolina Supreme Court 5-2, and the only justice up for re-election in 2020 is one of the remaining two Republicans. (pretty funny: the ratfuckers tried to ratfuck the election with a 3rd party candidate at the last minute and ratfucked themselves, NC may have a future)
Republican officials had early warnings of voting irregularities in North Carolina - The Washington Post (and were happy)
Fox Business Network Apologizes for Louie Gohmert Spreading Anti-Semitic George Soros Conspiracy - The openly anti-Semitic attack initially went unchallenged by host Stuart Varney, who later issued an apology. (Gumball is evil and insane)

Welcome to 'But her emails!' version 2020
Elizabeth Warren is apparently sorry about that DNA test - Lawyers, Guns & Money - example 3,751 of the kinds of problems that can arise when white people are at the head of a multi-racial coalition whose primary reason for existing at this historical moment is to defeat a white ethno-nationalist party that's obsessed with absurdly unscientific yet extremely socially powerful ideas about race and racial purity.

Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft launches investigation into Josh Hawley | Law and order | stltoday.com - Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has launched an investigation into the way Attorney General Josh Hawley ran the office

condemn white nationalists, Veterans Affairs's diversity chief was told after Charlottesville, emails show ... ("we're all good nazis now") In October, a senior official in VA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization was forced to remove a portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the Ku Klux Klan's first grand wizard, from his office in Washington after offending employees. The official said he was unaware of Forrest's affiliation with the hate group. (so, a bunch of lying racist assholes and top comment:) "The VA diversity chief is ordered not to condemn white nationalists. Just let that sink in for a minute."


Organize the Charters - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the few things about American politics making me happy in the last couple of years is that the charter scam has been fully exposed for the union-busting, profit-taking, public institution-destroying scam that it is. And thus, I am extremely happy to see the nation's first charter school strike. (let's run the education system like a pyramid scheme!)


Border agent indicted for capital murder in 4 Texas deaths : news

35 Tweets About The Struggle Of Getting Kids Dressed For Cold Weather | HuffPost Life (strange)

The sub who stole Christmas? Teacher who debunked Santa to first-graders is dropped from district's nice list (don't lie to your children or drench them in marketing propaganda)


TIL Cousin marriage in the US is complicated and some states allow it, some states criminalize it, and many states have conditions that decide whether it is allowed or not. : todayilearned (why MA is so retarded; looks like a colonial issue plus CO, NM and CA)


Will Uber Survive the Next Decade? - Uber Is Headed for a Crash -- Uber's investors have been buying your satisfaction in the form of massive subsidies of services. What has made Uber a good deal for users makes it a lousy investment proposition. Uber has kept that recognition at bay via minimal and inconsistent financial disclosures combined with a relentless and so far effective public-relations campaign depicting Uber as following the pattern of digitally based start-ups whose large initial losses transformed into strong profits in a few years.

Facebook Employees Are So Paranoid They're Using Burner Phones to Talk to Each Other (Sheryl is tapping their phones)




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'We are in trouble.' Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018.
With a Green New Deal, Here's What the World Could Look Like for the Next Generation

US makes preparations to sail warship into Black Sea amid Russia-Ukraine tensions - CNNPolitics

New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base - CNNPolitics (President Deals)

Here's How Facebook's Local News Algorithm Change Led To The Worst Riots Paris Has Seen In 50 Years - The Yellow Jackets movement is what happens when you point Facebook's raffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off? (Macaroni wasn't prepared for this)

PIERS MORGAN: Meghan Markle is a ruthless social climbing actress | Daily Mail Online (soulless heart of British Royalty)

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: 'I Won't Be Here' When It Blows Up (not his problem, hahah suckers)

Eschaton: Can't Fault The Logic Of President Deals - Not at all.
'Chaos breeds chaos' : Trump'serratic and false claims roil the globe. Again. ... "I am a Tariff man." ... the president routinely says that China and other countries are paying billions of dollars to the United States because of his tariffs. But that is false. Tariffs are paid by companies, often U.S. firms, that import foreign-made products. (which then charge their sucker American Trump-voting Republicans)
You Don't Understand Tariffs, Man -- Trump blinked on trade with China -- and it was the right thing to do. Just ask the markets.

Canada arrests Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver


"In Washington, the Way You Say, 'I Told You Do,' Is To Leak Something : With a Calculated Leak, the War Between Trump and the Intelligence Community Escalates -- Trump backed the C.I.A. into a corner by casting doubt on its assessment of Mohammed bin Salman's responsibility for the Jamal Khashoggi murder. Then someone fought back by sharing information. (interesting: "intelligence is about the uncertain, otherwise it would be facts")

Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump's hotel after 2016 election


14 Questions Robert Mueller Knows the Answer To | WIRED

Mueller's Flynn Memo Should Worry Kushner and Trump - The former national security adviser provided information about interactions between the presidential transition team and Russian officials.

Gregg Jarrett: Mueller strikes out trying to nail Trump - Flynn sentencing memo is a big nothing (says la-di-la-land Fox)
Michael Flynn Is Cooperating With Robert Mueller: What Does That Mean for Trump? - Robert Mueller is clearly immortalizing his work against any White House shenanigans.
Judge Napolitano: I Expect Donald Trump Jr. to Be Indicted


Feds Target Butina's GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent - Paul Erickson served as accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina's guide as she penetrated the American conservative movement. Now he's under investigation as a Russian agent, too. (one of the 14 question is why Mueller isn't going after Butina)

Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York - The New York work underscores the broad effects of Mueller's investigation, extending well beyond the central question of President Donald Trump and collusion.

Rudy Giuliani Says Twitter Sabotaged His Tweet. Actually, He Did It Himself. - The New York Times (dimbulb Rudy)


Chris Wallace: 'A chill' descended on front row upon Trump arrival at Bush funeral
George H.W. Bush's Racial Demagogue Campaigns Mater, Just Like His Record as President - Taking the oath of office did not abracadabra all that away ... The Reagan-Bush years were years of profound racial reaction and social backlash in this country. Because it was the easiest and surest way to get elected, both men pandered to those forces. (very bad and evil people)
More Dispatches from the Administration of Kindly Old Moderate George Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And while I am sure that the story is more complicated than this, for Rich, the real villain is the administration of George Bush, especially Chief of Staff John Sununu, who made it his crusade to discredit climate science and was very influential in turning Bush away from doing anything about it ... George Bush was a bad president surrounded by bad people who did bad things. We are living with the consequences today. (annals of evil: so Sununu fucked the planet and his kid is gov of NH)


America's Two Political Parties Are Asymmetrical -- The Democrats are too ideologically and ethnically diverse to field a presidential candidate who resembles the man in the White House. (Springsteen's question: who can compete with the crazy Dumpster?)

Michelle Obama Tells a Secret: 'I Have Been at Every Powerful Table You Can Think of... They Are Not That Smart' ... a sold-out talk with Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in London, which drew lines of tens of thousands of people. (vide infra)

The Clintons Are Now The 'Spinal Tap' of the Political World - Bill and Hillary Clinton thought they were in high demand around the country. Collapsing ticket prices to their "Even With The Clintons" show how wrong they were. It is, as the saying goes, a teachable moment. (Billary not very learnable)

Inside The North Carolina Republican Vote Machine: Cash, Pills -- And Ballots -- McCrae Dowless and his family worked with "wads of cash" -- and workers illegally handled absentee ballots, a woman who worked for him says ... The allegations that Republicans tampered with absentee ballots in a close North Carolina election represent the most serious federal election tampering case in years, one that allegedly stole votes from elderly black voters in the state ... Red Dome, a political consulting firm that contracted McCrae Dowless, was paid more than $428,000 by the Harris campaign ... (will they go to jail? what do you think?)
North Carolina: Why the case for election fraud is strong - CNNPolitics
Republican Primary Candidate for Sheriff in Bladen County, North Carolina Meddled in Absentee Ballots - North Carolina brings us to new frontiers in Republican election chicanery. (would the party of lie cheat steal rape and pillage actually cheat?)

In Stunning Power Grab, Wisconsin Republicans Pass Bill Weakening New Governor | HuffPost - The bills take power away from newly elected Democrats. (banana America)
Wisconsin Republicans Approve Bills Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Governor - The New York Times

Deval Patrick, Foreclosure Mogul | HuffPost - How the 2020 Democratic presidential contender helped a Republican billionaire rip off the middle class (he really went to work for Bain Capital)
Deval Patrick's Decision Not To Run For President Is Personal, His Allies Said (he'd get slaughtered because he's truely a Bain guy)


Eschaton: Both Sides - That there are some racists (yes, everywhere, in all parties) is not surprising. I'm sure even on Team D women and minorities find certain "inexplicable" barriers to obtaining positions in leadership. What you won't find are multiple people in concert who think it's a perfectly acceptable reason to state publicly (and, I think, in most cases, even to themselves, though that kind of denial isn't exactly admirable either) -- "The only reason she had was because he was a Muslim" ... Dorrie O'Brien and a small group of her supporters have put forth a formal motion to remove Shafi as vice chairman because of his religion, a motion that is slated for a vote Jan. 10. To Easton, who opposes the measure, the move is an embarrassment to the Republican Party. And to Shafi, it amounts to exactly what he believed did not exist in the United States when he arrived here 28 years ago: a religious test.


Eschaton: Organized Crime - I'm not surprised that people, uh, look the other way about this stuff a bit, but this goes far beyond that -- The outside lawyers were told by multiple people that CBS had an employee "who was 'on call' to perform oral sex" on Mr Mooves ... A number of employees were aware of this and believed that the woman was protected from discipline or termination as a result of it ... (perfectly normal for superrich creepy assholes like Moonfuck)

Eschaton: The Little People Don't Matter - I suppose I am just becoming cynical in my old age, but I do think we underestimate the degree to which people of a lower class are just not seen as people at all by many elites ... then there are a reasonable number of very bad rich people who have lots of money and power behind them. Also, too, powerful friends who side with them in their interests. Every time the Roman Polanski Defense Force makes an appearance, or we get several days of "wah people are mean to Alan Dershowitz" articles, we get a taste of this. Siginificant numbers of elites think it's okay for a rich guy to rape girls, in part because they're probably doing it too. -- The deal came Tuesday just before jury selection was to begin. It means none of the women will be able to testify against Jeffrey Epstein for now. -- There have been more calls for people you have never heard of to denounce Louis Farrakhan approximately monthly because they stood in the same room as him a couple of times than there have been for elites to explain their associations with Epstein.


"They Say We're White Supremacists" : Inside the Strange World of Conservative College Women -- Young Republican women are aggrieved, outnumbered, defiant. going to apologize for loving the guy in the White House (proud Republican white girls complaining that their colleges don't want to be "intersectional" with Nazis +"liberal guys are really feminine")


A Conservative Magazine May Pay a Price for Being Unfriendly to Trump - The New York Times - The Weekly Standard


Eschaton: The Free Market - Tough when your competitors are being subsidized.
Declare the Strand Bookstore a City Landmark? No Thanks, the Strand Says - The New York Times

The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best | GQ - The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best.


Nobody Believed Neil deGrasse Tyson's First Accuser. Now There Are Three More. - No one believed Tchiya Amet when she said Tyson had raped her in the 1980s. Now, three other women tell BuzzFeed News that he harassed them, including one who's sharing her story publicly for the first time.

USA Gymnastics Files for Bankruptcy - WSJ - Filing will stop depositions and discovery in lawsuits filed by sexual-abuse victims of team doctor Larry Nassar


Baby Jesus In Cage As Part Of Dedham Church's Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene (goes viral)


Consider the lobster - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Innuendo Studios has a series of six videos called "Why Ae You So Angry?"



Smoke a Joint, Save the Subway? - The New York Times (they could fix the fucking subway with a pot tax, but they don't really want to so fuck your money. potheads)

New York's Vanishing Mayor -- Mayor Bill de Blasio spends far less time at City Hall than he once did, leading some city officials to ask: Has the mayor lost focus?


"Everyone's For Sale": A Generation of Digital-Media Darlings Prepares for a Frigid Winter -- Vice, Vox, and BuzzFeed, among other companies that once heralded the dawn of a new media age, are now grappling with decidedly old-media problems ... Traditional magazine companies, meanwhile, are trying to adapt to the digital world. Hearst, whose holdings include Cosmopolitan and Esquire, has endured layoffs, restructuring, and a leadership shake-up. Condi Nast, which owns Vanity Fair, is looking for a new C.E.O. who can streamline and maximize its global clout. (but the concept of FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) is flawed -- Apple is a hardware company, none of the others are and notice that Microsoft exceeded Apple in value and isn't on the list)
Buzzfeed, Walmart collaborate on line of inexpensive cookware, kitchen tools - CNET

Facebook Removed A Former Employee's Post Accusing It Of 'Failing' Black People ... former strategic partner manager for global influencers, Mark Luckie, alleged Facebook regularly removed the content of black users without notice and suspended their accounts indefinitely ... Seemingly proving his point, Facebook removed Luckie's post Monday because it reportedly went against its community standards. (Fuckberg'd and Zuckerfuck'd)
Facebook is failing its black employees and its black users
"When You Get That Wealthy, You Start to Buy Your Own Bullshit" : The Miseducation of Sheryl Sandberg -- Harvard Business School invented the "leadership" industry and produced a generation of corporate monsters. No wonder Sandberg, one of the school's most prominent graduates, lacks a functioning moral compass.
Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users' data and activities, according to documents released by British lawmakers - The Washington Post (but lying Zuckerfuck says they didn't "sell" data to anybody)
Six4Three Exec Ordered to Surrender Laptop After Facebook Leak | Fortune
Facebook's Biggest Problem: Internal Tensions At Facebook Are Boiling Over ... "It's the bunker mentality. These people have been under siege for 600 days now ... the only survival strategy is to quit or fully buy in.


Eschaton: Sure - Ongoing research and development, blahblahblah, but at some point you gotta step back and say, "you know, this doesn't really make any sense... (the Waymo scam
Capital uber alles - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The largest private company in the world loses enormous amounts of money, has always lost enormous amounts of money, and has no discernible prospect of not losing enormous amounts of money at any point in the foreseeable future. This fabulous portfolio has allowed it to raise $20 billion from investors:




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'A kind of dark realism' : Why the climate change problem is starting to look too big to solve (we lied to you and now it's too late, so die, suckers)


Italy's M5S sacks entire board of health experts, sparking political interference concerns | World news | The Guardian - Concern as Giulia Grillo, from the vaccine-sceptic Five Star Movement, says she will replace esteemed panel with 'other deserving personalities' ... Five Star Movement -- a vaccine-sceptic party that has supported unproven cures for cancer -- said it was "time to give space to the new" (anti-science morons)

"A Dark Day for Hungary" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It has been twenty months since Viktor Orban's Fidesz government launched their legislative attack on Central European University. Today, CEU officially announced that it will move all US-accredited programs to a new campus in Vienna ... Orban's government has successfully shut Hungary out of giant sections of the global intellectual community. (rise of the asshole morons uninhibited by Trumpster)


Britain can legally cancel Brexit. That's EU advice -- but will parliament agree? - the UK can revoke article 50 (la-di-land)

France Suspends Fuel Tax Increase That Spurred Violent Protests - The New York Times (little wannabe dictator Macaroni backs off plan to tax the poor)

Pompeo Questions the Value of International Groups Like U.N. and E.U. - The New York Times (dismantling restraints on dictators like trumpster and boy is the fatfuck stupid and evil)


Manafort Discussed Deal With Ecuador to Hand Assange Over to U.S. - The New York Times - Mr. Manafort made the trip mainly to see if he could broker a deal under which China would invest in Ecuador's power system, possibly yielding a fat commission for Mr. Manafort. (and rid them of pesky creep Assange)
Reps Lieu and Rice Call For Investigation Into Conduct of Manafort's Lawyers


GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi's killing ... the evidence is overwhelming. (lock up Trump!) GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi's killing
After CIA briefing, Republicans say 'no quesstion' Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder
After CIA briefing, Republicans say 'no question' Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder
Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder - The Washington Post (and what about Dumpster's coverup?)
Corker: Saudi crown prince would be convicted of murder in '30 minutes'
Lindsey Graham HEATED Press Conference After Cia Briefing 12/4/18 - YouTube ("smoking saw")
GOP Rep. Chris Stewart Defends Trump on Khashoggi: 'Journalist Disappear' All the Time - Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) ("no one knows where they go after they disassemble themselves")

U.S. Stocks Battered by Trade, Yield Concerns: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg
Dow plunges more than 600 points on confusion over status of U.S.-China trade deal - The Washington Post

Megathread: Special counsel calls ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's cooperation 'substantial,' recommends no jail time
Stone snubs Senate document request, invoking Fifth Amendment : politics
Mueller says Michael Flynn gave 'first-hand' details of Trump transition team contacts with Russians (no collusion!)

Trump was compromised by the Russians. What else do they have on him? - Now we know Trump, like Flynn, was compromised by the Russians. Was the Moscow deal their only financial leverage over the president, or is there more?
Maybe now we know why Donald Trump won't criticize Vladimir Putin


Mueller Preparing Endgame For Russia Investigation | HuffPost - "They've been telling people they are tying up loose ends and trying to conclude"
Mueller is about to have his say -- in a big way (Opinion) - CNN

No Single News Event Will Take Down Trump - The Atlantic - It won't be a single news event that takes down the president.

Why Michael Cohen, Trump's Fixer, Confessed to It All
Here's What Trump's 'Cult 45' Refuses to Understand About the Michael Cohen Revelations -- Quite simply, why all the lying by so many people extremely close to Trump, in a manner which risks their personal liberty? This just doesn't happen in the real world, unless of course there is something important to be hidden. (witch hunT!! says Fox and Andrew McCarthy, "weren't not stupid, you are!!")

Trump's not winning anything, anywhere

Mike Flynn Report Expected to Shed Light on Mueller Probe - WSJ - Filing Tuesday could say how the former Trump aide has helped the Russia investigation

Did Trump obstruct justice in public on Monday? - The Washington Post - tweets appeared to be evidence of tampering with witnesses.
Trump's latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering

'Who is Scott Free?' A search for meaning after Trump's misuse of a medieval idiom. ... But really, scot-free traces its roots back to a medieval tax called a "scot" that arose in the 14th century ...

2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS : politics
DC, Md. officials ready with subpoenas in Trump hotel case

Trump Jr. Invested in a Hydroponic Lettuce Company Whose Chair Was Seeking Trump Administration Funds

Majority of Americans believe House Dems should release Trump's tax returns: poll (lock up the crook!)

Exclusive: Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack - POLITICO - Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack - Republican leaders were not informed until POLITICO contacted committee officials about the incident ... exposing thousands of sensitive emails to an outside intruder
National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hacked during this year's election cycle

The Guardian offered a bombshell story about Paul Manafort. It still hasn't detonated ... former campaign manager, had met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange several times, including during a critical period in March 2016.
End to Manafort plea deal could put Palm Beach Gardens home at risk - News - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL - efforts to make sure his wife could continue living in the couple's Palm Beach Gardens home should he go to prison fizzled after special counsel Robert Mueller III filed court papers last week asking a judge to throw out the deal because Manafort lied. (she he screwed her, too)
More Than 400 Justice Department Alumni Said They're "Disturbed By Matthew Whitaker's Appointment ... acting attorney general is facing a number of legal challenges in court."

In City She Shook, Stormy Daniels Speaks About Path to 'Full Disclosure'
Avenatti announces that he will not run for president in 2020 - POLITICO - The celebrity lawyer says his family has requested that he not mount a campaign against Donald Trump.

President Trump traveled 250 yards to greet George W. Bush. He used a stretch limo and an eight-vehicle motorcade to make the trip. - The Washington Post (could have used his golf cart)

Eschaton: Their Records - It's unseemly to "dance on the grave" of anyone who has just died, though I think all former presidents have made enough decisions that have had catastrophic for some people that it is quite understandable if some of those people do ... Geroge H.W. Bush was a bad president for a lot of reasons. People can make that judgment by themselves, but only if it isn't taboo to actually provide them with the relevant information. (stop being gay is the best way to prevent AIDS) (hate the sin, love your gay child) And like Reagan, he stocked his Cabinet with anti-gay zealots. (rot in hell, fucker)

Bush Made Willie Horton an Issue in 1988, and the Racial Scars Are Still Fresh - The New York Times
George Bush did nothing at all - Lawyers, Guns & Money (about AIDS except "love" the gay sinners)
A premature eulogy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This morning two friends were discussing, in the context of the fulsome praise now being showered on Bush 41, what sorts of encomia would pour forth for Donald Trump when 45 shuffles off this mortal coil ... For example Goebbels and his wife murdered their six young children before killing themselves ...
THE MAN WHO WAS HOLLYWOOD - The New York Times (Sam Goldfish, another Jewish molester dick)
The View's Joy Behar and Meghan McCain blow up during tribute to George Bush | Daily Mail Online

Eschaton: This Is Dumb No Matter Who Says It - It's the kind of thing Trump says, but more than that there is no "most qualified" and saying it makes voters roll their eyes (as they should). -- "I think I'm the most qualified person in the country to be president," Biden told an audience in Montana (STFU & GTFO, JoeBi, you might be one of the "most stupidest" if that)

Republicans embraced Trump's immigration scare tactics and paid a high political price< -- The wreckages of the Republican embrace of Trumpism are everywhere. Voters want solutions and are tired of strategies that divide the electorate. /a>

Eschaton: Behind The Curtain - Did you know who was behind No Labels? I never did. I always thought they were bad because the whole premise is ridiculous (Donald Trump Is A Problem Solver). Somehow they always managed to get all kinds of press for their stupid grift. The press is suckers for this bipartisan/nonpartisan bullshit, but No Labels was even more vapid (and obvious, really) than usual. -- Apparently extremely rich people are behind it!

Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Forceful Climate Stance, Leapfrogging The 2020 Field | HuffPost - The 2016 presidential race largely ignored climate change. The Vermont senator is banking on that no longer being possible. (Trump said it was a Chinese hoax and Hillary kept her mouth basically shut)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's $21 trillion mistake (military set up their books so you will never know where your money went and it might only be $14.5 trillion, so shrug)

After losing women in midterms -- Republicans will let Violence Against Women Act expire as their final act of Congress

Fate of The Weekly Standard is uncertain, editor tells staff - CNN
'Not a natural death" : the Never-Trump bastion Weekly Standard may be shut down - "This is not about dwindling subscribers. This is about strip-mining TWS for its assets." - namely, the magazine's subscriber lists ...

Midwestern Republicans Try To Kneecap New Democratic Governors | HuffPost - In Wisconsin and Michigan, GOP legislatures aren't taking the party's losses well (the lie cheat steal rape plunder party?)
Republicans to vote Tuesday on curbing powers of Tony Evers, limiting early voting
Wisconsin Republicans are trying to subvert the will of the voters. They're part of a larger trend. (Putin/Bonesaw 2024! say Republicans)

'Banana republic dictators' : Democrats fume over last-minute GOP power-grabs in Wisconsin, Michigan - One Republican lawmaker said the measures were needed because the GOP didn't trust the incoming governor in Wisconsin. (you know who else you can't trust?)
Republicans advance plan to limit Democrats' power, drop proposal to move 2020 presidential primary (instead, only Reublican votes will count)

Let's stop using euphemisms; American democracy is under attack - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Republicans: It Is Illegitimate For Democrats to Govern - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Wisconsin Republican Scott Fitzgerald Says It Outright: Only Republicans Are Allowed to Govern - That is the new party philosophy, stated outright by the majority leader of the Wisconsin senate.
The GOP's 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our Enemy
Good Time To Point Out Voter ID Would Not Stop Republican Election Fraud. Watching the actual voter fraud in North Carolina shows how useless voter ID laws truly are. : politics


US HOUSE DISTRICT 9 RACE: Channel 9 uncovers similarities between absentee ballots in U.S. House District 9 race | WSOC-TV
North Carolina election-fraud investigation centers on operative with criminal history who worked for GOP congressional candidate - The Washington Post - Republicans have stayed largely silent about the allegations, instead accusing the state elections board of trying to steal the race. (crooks all the way down)
Democrats could refuse to seat North Carolina Republican, Hoyer says - The Washington Post

With State Official's Fate Looking Grim, NH Could Lose First In Nation Status - Gardner has held the position for 42 years and fiercely protects New Hampshire's place on the primary calendar from other states that want the attention -- and money ... Gardner, who is one of just three secretaries of state chosen by a state legislature, is under fire from fellow Democrats for his participation in President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud and for backing GOP legislation to tighten voter registration rules. (so, an asshole)

Women-led data team helped Democrats win the House majority | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Trump's alienation of younger voters is a generational gamble for GOP

Bob Brady aide Smukler found guilty on 9 of 11 counts in campaign finance case - Smukler, 58, who has helped dozens of Democrats win public office over the last 30 years, was convicted of coordinating multiple unlawful contributions and falsifying finance reports for candidates in back-to-back congressional races.

Nostalgia About the Past Doesn't Help Us Understand the Past, the Present, or the Future - Lawyers, Guns & Money (no, CEOs weren't kindlier and gentler when America was great in the '50s) As historians are increasingly exploring, CEOs were setting up the infrastructure to repeal the New Deal and worker power in the 1930s and 1940s (it's all about power and the rich try to make sure you don't have any)

Bruce Springsteen doesn't think anyone can topple Trump in 2020. Here's why ... "I don't know precisely what I'm going to do this time, but I tend to think the more you make yourself available, perhaps the less weight your word carries," he said.

Sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein settles court case, apologizes | Miami Herald


Corporate tax breaks cost U.S. schools billions of lost revenue: report | Reuters

'Damn Right, I'm a White Nationalist' Declares Texas GOP Platform Committee Member - A connected tea party activist says white nationalism has nothing to do with race supremacy -- it's just part of Trump's "America First" vision ... "the pivotal political moment came when Obama came on the scene. I knew immediately that America was in trouble," (said the nazi racist asshole Republican)

Black Man Killed by Police in Alabama Was Shot From Behind, Autopsy Shows - The New York Times (hero cop shot him 3x in the back)


Born in Philadelphia, U.S. citizen says he was held for deportation to Jamaica at ICE's request (Trump's gestapo and can we deport Charlie Fucking Baker now? and oh, get this:) "Basic Ordreing Agreements" stipulate that the federal agency compensate sheriffs to the tune of $50 for extending the detention of "criminal aliens" (let's incentivize this shit and profit! ... and ... this should be worth a couple of million, maybe they'll take it out of the sheriff's pension fund)
Newton judge and lawyers were right to be concerned about ICE in the courtroom - The Boston Globe - By Nancy Gertner (the system is totally corrupt and fuck Charlie Fucking Baker and all the assholes who voted for him like the majority of boglo commenters)
Transgender woman's death in ICE custody was 'entirely preventable,' advocates say after new autopsy released : news

The Reason Many Ultrarich People Aren't Satisfied With Their Wealth (it's never enough as their souls rot)


Student organizers boot SNL writer from stage during standup routine for jokes deemed offensive - Columbia Daily Spectator


Les Moonves Obstructed Investigation Into Misconduct Claims, Report Says - The New York Times (instead of the usual Jewish exhibitionism, jamming his dick down womens' throats)
'Transactional' Sex and a Secret Resignation Letter: Takeaways From a Report on Les Moonves


Here to explain earthquakes is a man who says the Earth is flat and carried through space on the backs of four elephants... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Some of the viewpoints may be wrong and dangerously so, but they must be presented because reporters who understand the topic enough to call bullshit are expensive it is only fair that all sides are heard. Perhaps then people who don't like that method of reporting will be happy to learn that in a recent segment about the outbreak of e. coli that has been linked to romaine lettuce, CNN interviewed one source.


Best places to live in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe - #1: CAMBRIDGE - Median Single-Family Price $1,310,000 - Change Since 2012 +59% - Median Condo Price $725,000 ... From quaint side streets to buzzy restaurants and nightlife, from top universities to high-tech startups, Cambridge has it all ... #2: WINCHESTER - Median Single-Family Price $1,085,000 - Change Since 2012 +55% - Median Condo Price $571,000 ... A photogenic suburb northwest of Boston, "Winchester is a quintessential New England small town . . . like a community that might be pictured inside a snowglobe"


'One of the best days of my life' In wind and cold, Leicester marijuana shop continues to draw in crowds (said the 87 yr-old)

Man who worked on demolition crew recalls the razing of Boston


Whats a tell-tale sign someone is smarter than average? : AskReddit

What's a rule that was implemented somewhere, that massively backfired? : AskReddit

Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo finds Google personalizes search results even for logged out and incognito users : technology

Wells Fargo computer glitch blamed as hundreds lose their homes - CBS News

The Friendship That Made Google Huge | The New Yorker

Tumbler'xsys Porn Ban Is The Middle Of The End Of The Old Internet - The internet culture of the 2000s has been dying off for years, and the march to the digital grave is speeding up.




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'Just a lot of alarmism' : skepticism of climate science is echoed across GOP (party of dimbulb necromongers)
Trump Is More A Symptom Than a Cause, Cont'd - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Climate change denialism is as mainstream Republican as white guys in suits and vote suppression.
David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon | Environment | The Guardian - Naturalist tells leaders at UN climate summit that fate of world is in their hands


Trump's tweet on China's 'leap forward' was a poor choice - The Washington Post - "Big leap forward" (followed by millions of dead people)

Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike


Another diplomat was diagnosed with 'Havana sumdrome.' Here's what we know - The illness afflicts only government employees from the United States and Canada. Sufferers report feeling pulsing or hearing a ringing in their ears. Then headaches, dizziness, trouble concentrating and struggles to remember basic words and facts.


Soros-founded university says it has been kicked out of Hungary as an autocrat tightens his grip - The Washington Post (and fuck you, anti-semitic Sheryl)

Qatar to Leave OPEC as Politics Finally Rupture Oil Cartel - Bloomberg (Trump is Bonesaw's puppet in war on Qatar)


Intercepts Solidify C.I.A. Assessment That Saudi Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing - The New York Times (Dumpster and Ja-Red co-conspirators in murder and look at the pic, they're all clutching their balls)

Russia says Putin greeted other leaders just like the Saudi crown prince. Let's check the tape

Trump said he canceled his meeting with Putin over Ukraine. They met at the G20 anyway - The U.S. president just can't Vladimir Putin, who wants yet another meeting before the middle of next year. ("Trump is Putin's bitch")

No One Knows What's Happening in This Tent City for Migrant Kids - ICE is arguing that it can't be held accountable for its officers sexually assaulting or raping detainees...
ICE Detention Center Says It's Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees (everyone they raped "consented" b/c whatever)

LGBTQ protections in Trump's new trade deal were nullified ... in a footnote


President Trump Tweets About Roger Stone Testifying Against Him in Possible Obstruction of Justice, Witness Tampering - It's right there, out in the open.
Legal Experts Say Trump Just Committed Witness Tampering on Twitter : politics
Fmr Federal Prosecutor: If I Had a Wiretap and Someone Said What Trump Tweeted I'd Say 'Wow, We Got Him on Obstruction'

Whoops, Rudy Giuliani: Your tweet indirectly called President Trump a traitor - MarketWatch

Mueller's breadcrumbs suggest he has the goods (and he's gonna "bake" Trump, hahaha) )
Mueller is building a conspiracy case that's likely to ensnare Trump and his family (Ivanka will chinese trademark her prison suit)
Mueller is building a conspiracy case that's likely to ensnare Trump and his family
'Immediate Trouble' for Don Jr. Predicted After Michael Cohen Guilty Plea
Expect Mueller to lay out a 'conspiracy case' taht will 'ensnare the president's family': Ex-federal prosecutor
Perjury Chart: Trump Associates' Lies, False, or Misleading Statements on Russia to Federal Authorities

Trump praises Roger Stone for not cooperating with Mueller : politics
Legal questions swirl around idea to offer $50 million penthouse to Putin in Trump Tower Moscow - ABC News

The Mueller investigation is closing in on Trump | Jill Abramson | Opinion | The Guardian - What a catalogue of rogues - and what a tantalizing pile of clues. Surely we will soon know where all this leads - Jill Abramson
After the latest Mueller news, these corrupt Trump moves look much worse - The Washington Post

The Best TV Show Donald Trump Will Ever Create - And we, the readers and viewers of 2018, are consuming the Russia investigation news like we're part of the biggest internet fandom there's ever been ... There's a missing professor, a Moscow deal, a porn star, a Russian spy, a Russian billionaire, his son, his son's music promoter, highly lucrative overseas political consulting, secret memos, secret recordings of calls, secret payoffs, surveillance warrants, the existence of Carter Page, the vagueness of that Trump Tower meeting, the dossier, the overheard lunches, the texts between the FBI agents, the love affair between George and Simona, the emergence of Michael Avenatti, the latter-day resurrection of Rudy Giuliani and Lanny Davis, and on and on and on and on .... surreal plots ...

In Twist, Trump Now Bemoaning Military Spending As 'Crazy'

Did Trump Forget Melania Is Standing Next To Him? - YouTube

Warner says he believes Republicans would 'like to have known' Trump was dealing with Russia in 2016 (oh sure)

Behind Michael Cohen's deal: All the lies surrounding Trump start to crumble - Michael Cohen has been talking to Mueller and other prosecutors for months: This is very bad for Team Trump (Digby)


Subpoenas to begin for Trump records in emoluments case : politics
Norm Eisen on Twitter: "BREAKING: the court has ordered discovery to begin in the Maryland & DC #emoluments case led by @BrianFrosh & @AGKarlRacine & cocounseled by @CREWcrew @deepakguptalaw & @CohenMilstein. Here we go! https://t.co/XB2sINt1nm"

For the first time in decades, the sitting president won't eulogize a former president (he can't read anymore and they are afraid of a 90 minutes free-association rant)

Fox News Panelist Says Mueller 'Might Have Something' and 'Things Are Starting to Seem a Little Weird'
Sean Hannity Apparently Thinks Trump Can Investigate the DOJ via Military Tribunal. That's 'Completely False'

Alan Dershowitzs still advising Jeffrey Epstein (and himself, since he was on the pedo-plane)


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes Down Mike Huckabee: Leave Lying to Your Daughter, 'She's Much Better at It' (hahaha she's good)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Donald Trump administration has been 'criminal from the start' (all the things Hillary could never say for some unknown reason)
There's another 29-year-old going to Congress: She also kicked Donald Trump's butt

The economic boost from the Republican tax cuts is probably about to run out - That was quick. (hahaha the rich kept all the money didn't tinkle down any of it, suckers)

How No Labels Went From Preaching Unity to Practicing the Dark Arts - Internal documents show a group funded by the biggest names in finance. But also beset by dysfunction and division. (nah, they were always corrupt idiots and for fucks sake, Mark Penn hahahaha))

Black Women Decided The 2016 Democratic Nominee. They'll Have An Even Bigger Say In 2020.
Every Accusation is a Confession, Vote Fraud Fraud Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's appropriate that the vote suppression fanatics in the North Carolina Republican Party are also practitioners of actual election theft:
EXCLUSIVE: Absentee ballot envelopes in North Carolina fit into "a pattern of fraud"

Emergency Protests Planned to Stop Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP's "Shocking and Naked Power Grab" ("protest" all you want, libtards, BeerKav has our backs)

'Nothing's invisible now' : How the 2020 contenders are trampling the old rules -- From Bernie Sanders to Elizabeth Warren to Kamala Harris, the emerging 2020 Democratic field is taking a new approach to the early presidential campaign (and fucking it's all about him Bernie will fuck us again)

Georgia group can prove illegal voter purge by Kemp, leader says : politics

Republican North Carolina Election Fraud, Wisconsin Power Grab Show Party Is Danger to American Republic - Its primary national imperatives are bigotry, plutocracy, and ratf*cking. It must be held accountable ... it illustrates perfectly how fully the prion disease has destroyed the higher functions of the Republican brain. The Republican Party as it is presently constituted is the greatest threat to the American republic since Appomattox. It needs to die, fast and hard, and the ground salted so that it does not rise again.
The Republican Party Is the Single Greatest Threat to the American Republic : politics
Republicans Are No Longer Committed to That Whole Peaceful Transfer of Power Thing : politics

Wisconsin's GOP Aims to Strip Power From the Incoming Democratic Governor
Incoming attorney general slams GOP plan to curb his powers, says it subverts democracy : politics

Michigan's marijuana tax revenue would be gutted by lame duck bill -- In addition to lowering the tax rate from 10 percent to three percent, the bill cuts out Michigan's schools and roads from receiving tax revenue from legal marijuana. (Christians say no roads of sin for you)
Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot : news

Billionaire Heiress Lashes Out at Unions Because Her Fortune Didn't Buy Election. If anyone has a "stranglehold" on politicians it's silver spooned magnates like DeVos (pyramid swindler you mean)

Max Rose came to Congress to do big things. But first, he has to do dumb things. - The Washington Post - During orientation, he and a crew of fellow Democrats, all military veterans, formed their own Gang of Nine. (stupid army dicks fucking the party )


Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be. : politics (Cherokees all voted for Trump, b/c they hate moochers and gays)

Maine Lawmaker Wants To Limit Childhood Vaccination Exemptions : politics

FBI raids home of Atlantic City mayor | nj.com - FBI agents raided the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam just before 8 a.m. Monday morning - Gilliam, a Democrat elected in November 2017, was also recently served with municipal criminal summons from a mid-November brawl at the Haven nightclub.

'Racist' Christmas tree display gets two Minneapolis Police officers suspended - The Washington Post (copster racist jerks thought they were being funny)

Milo Yiannopoulos 'more than $2m in debt' Australian promoters' documents show - Cache details deterioration in relationship between far right activist and his former Gold Coast-based promoters ... Creditors listed in the documents include employees of his company, a wedding venue and his former sponsors, the billionaire Mercer family. (the evil and grift are deep)

Broward County Sheriff's Office investigates deputy's #QAnon patch.
Broward Sheriff's Office Demotes QAnon Cop Matt Patten | Miami New Times (dumbfuck cop made the whole dept look stupid)
South Florida #QAnon Cop Gets Demoted from SWAT Team : news

Student sues Harvard over its investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman off campus : news


The digital-media bubble is bursting. That's hurting a generation of promising young journalists. (pivot off the cliff)
Aram Zucker-Scharff on Twitter: "You cannot apply Tech Startup Economics to a Journalism company and expect it to operate ethically. All VC-based startups are operating on a set of incentives which are already unethical, but doubly so for journalists https://t.co/9zY3aP6fdx"

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Guy completes a challenge from Flat Earther who promises 100,000 dollars to whoever completes the challenge : videos


The Trouble With Tuna: 'A Lot of Millennials Don't Even Own Can Openers' (there must be an iPhone app for that, right?)

TIL that only 14.5% of American men are 6 feet tall or taller. About 3% are taller than 6 feet 2 inches. Interestingly however, 58% of CEOs in the U.S. are over 6 feet. : todayilearned

Harvard scientists have a new look at RNA and how life may have begun on Earth - The Boston Globe

The Cure Factory - The Washington Post - UCLA is on a mission to make the world's most harrowing ailments -- everything from bubble-baby disease to HIV -- relics of the past.


Grandparents increasingly targeted by impostors who know "everything" about them : news


What is the stupidest question on this sub that you have seen get super successful? : AskReddit

Tumblr to ban all adult content | Technology : news - For realz, it's the #1 porn distribution platform as of now.

PC user's guide to privacy : pcmasterrace

Michelle Obama swore when criticizing Sheryl Sandberg's 'lean in' mantra, and the Internet lost it ... "It's not always enough to lean in because that s--- doesn't work all the time" (Sheryl Billionare Fuckberg)
The George Soros Scandal Is Entirely Of Facebook's Own Making - recent opposition research scandal against billionaire George Soros is revealing, but not for the reasons you might think ... Delay, Deny, and Deflect ... (Zuckerfuck's and Fuckberg's motto)




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Want Someone to Care About Climate Change? Make It Personal | WIRED
The Climate Apocalypse Is Now, and It's Happening to You

A Generation of Widows, Raising Children Who Will Be Forged by Loss - The New York Times (Trump will drop moar bombzzz)

Global Growth Cools, Leaving Scars of '08 Unhealed (needs more austerity! hello, Ferkel)

Pope Francis Goes Full Homophobic, Now 'Very Worried' About Homosexuality in the Church ("we're all gay except for the pedos" he said)

Iran Test Launches Ballistic Missile Violating UN Security Council Ban - a medium range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple warheads. The missile has a range that allows it to strike parts of Europe and anywhere in the Middle East. (the NK playbook, Trump will soon be their best buddy)

Putin refuses to release Ukrainian sailors and ships : news

The U.S. Senate's Historic Vote on Yemen, with Some Historical Perspective - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged over revealing dress : news (they could see part of her ankle -- "inciting debouchery")

Israeli Police Recommend Netanyahu Be Charged With Bribery In Telecom Case | HuffPost - uncovered enough evidence to charge the prime minister and his wife with bribery and fraud. (lock up the crooks!)


Meghan Markle's left her personal assistant in tears | Daily Mail Online ... amid a myriad of reports about 37-year-old Meghan's behaviour towards members of staff (raving entitled asshole bitch)

Worst riot in a decade engulfs Paris; Macron vows action - The Boston Globe - 133 people had been injured and 412 had been arrested as protesters trashed the streets of the capital
Paris riots: PM to meet protest groups after worst unrest in decade | World news | The Guardian - Shops and cars set alight after peaceful gilets jaunes protest turns violent


Russian spokesman says there were contacts on Trump Tower, but they 'disappeared' (after putting themselves into a locked bag and shooting themselves twice in the head while jumping out of a window)


Trump overheard saying 'get me out of here' as he suddenly walks off stage at G20 summit
TO? ?O?E T?AViS on Twitter: "Oh my lord. Trump just wandered right off the stage, leaving the Argentinian president all by himself. A staffer is then observed attempting to stop and retrieve Trump. Ladies and gentlemen... Donald Trump. https://t.co/JhZpKFfiZG" ... During another embarrassing moment on the world stage, the audience and reporters can be heard audibly laughing at Trump as he wanders off, leaving the Argentinian president in clear annoyance
Trump Greets Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, Promptly Walks Off Stage | HuffPost - This is not the first time Trump has walked away aimlessly .
"Walk-on? That's a walk-off, that's what this is." - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Will the United States of America ever be seen as anything other than the country that gave a bilious bigoted sexual predator who has an ego the size of the moon and all the markers of a serious drug addiction the keys to the most powerful nuclear arsenal on Earth? (sundowning Trump)


Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to killing


Democrats, Trump spar over border wall funding ahead of possible government shutdown - ABC News
He's Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks - The founder of Southwest Key made millions from housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. (with your money)

Top US naval commander in Middle East found dead - CNNPolitics - no evidence of foul play at this time. (but no mention of age)
U.S. Navy admiral Scott Stearney found dead in apparent suicide : news


Michael Cohen plea signals 'blockbuster indictment,' says Watergate prosecutor


Schiff: Trump refusal to rule out Manafort pardon adds to evidence of obstruction of justice : politics

Comey says he's reached agreement with Republicans for congressional testimony : politics - free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours


Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - President David Cop-A-Feel is dead.
George H.W. Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - while his 1988 campaign was proto-Trumpian, as was his pardoning of various Iran-Contra crooks, in terms of total body of work the two elected Republican presidents who preceded and succeeded him were much worse. R.I.P.
In short, Bush believed that you could buy crack across from the White House and wanted to demagogue it on national television. But you really couldn't t easily buy crack from across the White House. So the DEA set up a kid so Bush could have a moment. ... 10000000 points of light and War on black people Druggzzzz!)
The Media Is Erasing George H.W. Bush's Catastrophic Harm To LGBTQ People



Avenatti crashes and burns


You Can't Expect Someone Responsible For As Many As 800 Words A Week To Come Up With New Ideas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sad -- I guess MoDo's highly underworked research assistant sent the column intended for Penthouse Forum into the New York Times:

Democrats won the House with the largest midterms margin of all time : politics (but it certainly wasn't wavy, say conservative media and Bret Stephens)

Insecure Men Were a Big Trump Demographic in 2016 : politics
Despite Big House Losses, G.O.P. Shows No Signs of Course Correction - The New York Times

North Carolina Race Roiled by Claims of Voter Fraud -- But Not the Kind the GOP Worries About (Satan's got you in his grasp)

Hyde-Smith Turned Mississippi's Racial Clock Back to 1964

The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise? - The Washington Post - The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise? (self-serving treasonous delusionality is a southern tradition)

Oklahoma senator wants to classify abortion as felony homicide : politics (always their wetdream)
Kentucky congressman questions food stamps: 'If healthcare is a right, is food as well?'


A Catholic priest confronts a clergy sex abuse scandal in his own parish - The Washington Post


Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Sexual Misconduct [Updated] | Vanity Fair - Two women have stepped forward with stories about the Cosmos host, spurring Fox and National Geographic to launch an investigation.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Addresses Sexual Misconduct Accusations : television

A High School Newspaper Was Suspended For Publishing An Investigation Into Football Players's Transfers -- "Well, you raised an uproar, we're going to try and silence you" said Halle Roberts, 17, the editor-in-chief of the Har-Ber Herald in Arkansas. (where highschool sportsball is the biggest industry)

Black college lacrosse player is arrested for racist N-word and swastika graffiti | Daily Mail Online - Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for spraying N-word and swastika graffiti targeting HIMSELF and other minority students in two incidents that terrorized the campus (pure terror)

Sexy Talk Time - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?' : technology

Running in highly cushioned shoes increases leg stiffness and amplifies impact loading : science

ELI5: Why do drug stores have tons of reading glasses in varying intensities (for farsighted people), but no pre-made glasses for nearsighted people? : explainlikeimfive

Is Quantum Mechanics Really Random? : askscience

Study: Frequency of pornography viewing not linked to body image or relationship problems in women - A new study suggests that pornography viewing frequency, perceptions of excessive use, and control difficulties are unrelated to body image or relationship problems among women. : science

Canadian scientists discover massive unexplored cave in the middle of nowhere. : videos


TIL Oprah had a brother who said that she never supported him financially because he was gay. He died of AIDS in 1989. : todayilearned (it's always been all about her)

Which is that one thing you still regret doing it?? : AskReddit

What is the creepiest subreddit? : AskReddit


Here Is The Research Facebook Commissioned On George Soros - has never been published before. You can read one of those documents here. (running for pres anti-semitic Jewish PR girl Sheryl Fuckberg ran anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda to distract from her failures and she sure doesn't look like her PR pic anymore)

Blame The Right People for Media Failures | First Draft - You relied on Facebook -- Facebook, in the year of our Lord Jesus Delano Roosevelt, 2018 -- or revenue from videos -- VIDEOS -- and when that went tits-up you had no backup plan. Any ten people on the street could have told you that relying on third-party companies to give you the traffic you'd otherwise have to build like grown-ups was a long wait for a train don't come and a shitty risk besides, but no, you pivoted like hell until you drilled a hole and fell in it. (supporting the "business costs" of a whole floor of WTC and a bigly paid pres, how about the "business costs" of extreme stupidity?)




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19 of 20 World Leaders Just Pledged to Fight Climate Change. Trump Was the Lone Holdout. : politics ... He physically looks like an idiot in that group. He looks like that one moron that nobody seems to know who actually invited him.


The US has dropped more munitions in 2018 in Afghanistan than it has in any year in over a decade - News - Stripes (Dumpster sets loose the death machine, necro-generals have orgasms)

CIA finds Saudi crown prince sent at least 11 messages to adviser who oversaw Khashoggi killing around time of his death : politics
'We don't want him here' : Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit ... Mohammed bin Salman, Assassin! (christ, what an asshole)
'I am worried: Macron's chat with Saudi prince captured at G20 -- French presidential aide confirms they spoke about Khashoggi murder and Yemen after microphone picks up informal talk ... "Don't worry. It's OK. I can deal with it" (BoneSaw said, "I own Trump" +wtf is little Macaroni doing?)
Trump cancels G-20 press conference : politics (chickened out to watch Fox and east McDonalds)


Mattis: Russia interfered in 2018 midterms : politics
Emma Loop on Twitter: "Rep. Gohmert had a chart about Uranium One and Russia. " (what they were interested in after Putin hacked the election)

Putin's Spokesman Displays Trump Lawyer's Emails ("why yes, we do own the crooked little orange moron why do you ask?" )
Cohen: Trump Knew I Called Kremlin for Help With Trump Tower Moscow : politics
Cohen claims 'regular contact' with Trump legal team when crafting false statement to Congress (sounds kinda obstructy)
Lifting Russian Sanctions Key To Trump Deal Exposed By Michael Cohen | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC : politics - Trump was advocating dropping sanctions without disclosing that for the US to do that would be a huge financial windfall for him, because now we know Trump and his business at that time were secretly negotiating a gigantic business deal for Trump Tower Moscow that was being financed by a Russian sanctioned bank ... Trump was knowingly doing business with active enemies of the US while promising them the most historically pro-Russia foreign policy ever.
Lifting Russian sanctions key to Trump deal exposed by Cohen : politics
Cohen Bombshell Confession: I Reached Out To Kremlin & Trump Knew | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC - YouTube

Hayes: "The President Was Compromised...Full Stop" | All In | MSNBC ... "President Individual 1"


Trump is energetically and persistently assaulting the rule of law - SFChronicle.com

Trump Fund-Raiser Received Laundered Foreign Money, Prosecutors Say - The New York Times - a scheme to launder millions of dollars into the country to help a flamboyant Malaysian financier end a Justice Department investigation. Elliott Broidy,
Trump, Russia and lessons from the mob: Did 'godfathers' steer collusion probe?
Former Justice Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Deceive U.S. Banks about Millions of Dollars in Foreign Lobbying Funds : politics

Devin Nunes protected Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr. from Mueller probe: Democrats won't (lock up the little commie traitor: "That potato-headed fuck is going to be in a world of hurt before all this is over." and see his HS pic)
How Devin Nunes Helped Robert Mueller - The House Intelligence Committee chair may have unintentionally assisted the special counsel in building cases against Trump ... the irony ... is that ... Devin Nunes, Rep. Mike Conaway (who purportedly led the Russia inquiry after Nunes's quasi-recusal), lead interrogator Trey Gowdy, and the other GOP members of the committee may, wholly unintentionally, prove to have been devastatingly effective questioners in the service of future false-statement prosecutions. (oh the irony, the dumbfuck traitor screwed Trump)

Pence tweets, deletes photo with sheriff's deputy in QAnon patch (pretending to be military heros but very stupid)

Senate Intelligence Committee has referred cases of suspected lying to Mueller - The Washington Post
Mueller Exposes the Culture of Lying That Surrounds Trump - The New York Times


Trump's Book Club: A President Who Doesn't Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him (everything he does is marketing evil)

Whitaker's Ascent at Justice Dept. Surprised Investigators of Firm Accused of Fraud (he even looks crooked as shit, a perfect Trumpoid)

No tears for Paul Ryan: On the short, unhappy tenure of the worst House speaker ever : politics (a serious policy wonk of eviltude but only if you forget Newt SlimeLizard Gringgerrichs)

In-Depth Analysis by Team of UMass Amherst Economists Shows Viability of Medicare For All : politics

Rural Americans Are Now The Largest Slice Of Federal Food Aid Recipients : politics (welfare queen farmer moochers drivin' around in their F-950's and gold tractors! and eatin' steak!)


Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread : politics


California Republicans see what happens when more voters vote, and they don't like it one bit : politics (Republicans consider trying to raise voting age to 65)
Inside the GOP's California nightmare - The party lost big in the state's November House races, and Republicans didn't see it coming - The nightmare results were the end result of a toxic brew of overconfidence and presidential unpopularity, as some Republicans failed to recognize and reckon with the unprecedented negative reaction to President Donald Trump


Wisconsin GOP seeks to strip power from Tony Evers, limit early voting (fuck your democracy, Rethugs say)
GOP moves to dilute power of gov, attorney general, secretary of state (in MI also, of course. Rethugs are pure evil)


Is a Do-Over Election Incoming? North Carolina Republicans Alleged to Have Committed Massive Voter Fraud : politics (becoming more clear)
North Carolina elections board chairman resigns, says he doesn't want his partisan views to hurt election fraud investigation. (Refucks always cheat)


'I Love You, Too' : George Bush's Final Days
Eight women say George HW Bush groped them. Their claims deserve to be remembered as we assess his legacy. (hello, Al Franken)
Eight Is History Being Too Kind to George H.W. Bush? - POLITICO Magazine - The 41st president put self-interest over principle time and time again.


Loss and Bravery: Intimate Snapshots From the First Decade of the AIDS Crisis - The New York Times


St. Louis Police Officers Indicted on Charges of Viciously Beating Black Undercover Colleague They Mistook For a Protester : politics (sadistic asshole fuckers)

They say he yelled 'I hate Mexicans' before attacking them with a metal bar. Will this Utah case be considered a hate crime?


She Thought She Was In Bed With Her Boyfriend, Until She Saw His Face - Rape by Fraud (and MA is retarded, as usual but not like IN)

Fox Is Investigating Neil DeGrasse Tyson After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct - Three women have accused the celebrity astrophysicist of inappropriate sexual behavior ... "look for Pluto" in her dress (near UR-Anus asshole)
Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct | David G. McAfee
'Cosmos' Host Neil deGrasse Tyson To Be Investigated By Fox, Nat Geo & Producers After New Sexual Misconduct Allegations ... Feel DeAss Tyson ... Neil grabDeAss Tyson (but sourced from Patheos, may not be true and also, Morgan Freeman had an affair with his step-granddaughter? and she died)


TIL There Are 328 Human People Named "Abcde" in the United States ... TIL There are approximately 656 parents who never thought ahead.


CHP: Drunk driver slept while Tesla appeared to drive Hwy 101 on autopilot - SFChronicle.com (the future is here)




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More Americans and most Republicans now believe in climate change - CNNPolitics - About 8 in 10 Americans believe the climate is changing, causing extreme weather. Two thirds of Republicans believe the same thing. A majority of Americans (54%) consider it a "very serious" problem ... 64% of Republicans believe in climate change, compared to 49% in a 2015 Monmouth poll.

'Major' damage to Anchorage area after severe magnitude-7 earthquake in Alaska
Large earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska, causing 'major infrastructure damage


There Is No Left Case for Nationalism | The Nation - Endorsing nationalism isn't compromise. It's compromised


Russia and Ukraine had a short naval battle. Here's what you need to know


CIA Intercepts Underpin Assessment Saudi Crown Prince Targeted Khashoggi - WSJ - Conclusion that Mohammad< 'probably order" killing relies in part on 11 messages he sent to adviser who oversaw hit squad around time it killed journalist /a>


Why the G-20 Leaders Are Gloating Behind Trump's Back -- Amid the latest Russia revelations, the president's foreign rivals will be coldly calculating how long he can last. (FP: "rivals" "coldly" "gloating")
Russia regrets Trump plan to cancel Argentina meeting and is still 'ready for contact' correction: A previous version of this story incorrect stated that Russia "rejected" Donald Trump's plan to cancel the meeting. Raw Story regrets the error.
Strongmen strut their stuff on G20 stage - Russian leader and Saudi crown prince set tone with jovial greeting.
As Trump Panic-Tweets, Putin Cracks His Whip and Shows Him Who's Boss - his was the week that the bottom fell out of Donald Trump's presidency.

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 - The Washington Post
Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94 : news

Next Week Will Be Busy for Robert Mueller | Law & Crime - undefined
Mueller's team promises to drop new "Crimes and Lies" report on Manafort by next week

'Individual 1' : Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe
Robert Mueller and His Prosecutors: Who They Are and What They've Done

The lies that Mueller has already documented - The Washington Post
"Trump Was Totally Caught Off Guard by the Cohen Plea" : Inside Trumpworld, Some Fear Mueller Has Laid a Perjury Trap - Rudy Giuliani is frustrated at Mueller's The White House is in a defensive crouch. "It's an untethered distuation," a person close to the president said.
Rudy Giuliani may now be in Robert Mueller's crosshairs: "The lawyers are going to need lawyers"

Mueller's coming attractions ... Every twist of the investigation shows that Mueller knows far more than we thought he did:

The Russian Leverage Over Donald Trump - The Atlantic - A foreign adversary has possessed potentially damaging information about the president for an extended period of time.
Trump talked up Russia during now-revealed secret Moscow project talks - The Washington Post

Was Trump compromised? Is he still? - The Washington Post
Cohen's Plea Suggests Russians Held 'Kompromat' on Trump
Trump is more scared of Vladimir Putin than Robert Mueller: national security expert

Cohen believed Trump would pardon him, but then things changed : politics

Lies, lies and more lies: This is not how innocent people act - The Washington Post
Trump's inner circle has always been a cesspool
What logn-ago 'favor' made Trump keep Michael Cohen around? Here are my guesses.
Here's verything You Need To Know About Michael Cohen's New Guilty Plea -- former personal lawyer admitted to lying to Congress last year ... "The blast radius caused by Cohen's cooperation could be enormous. As Trump's Cohen not only can implicate Trump for colluding with Russia but potentially the entire Trump organization." (yes, lock them all up +"virtuous corruption" of autocrats)
Field Commander Cohen Was Our Most Important Turncoat - Lawyers, Guns & Money

It Seems Robert Mueller Has the Evidence Needed to Charge Donald Trump Jr. Right Now : politics
Eschaton: What About Beavis - Butthead and Ivanka have problems.
Who else is in danger from Cohen plea? - The Washington Post ... , Ivanka, who is now a top White House adviser, and his eldest son, Don Jr., were also working to make Trump Tower Moscow a reality

Trump defender Alan Dershowitz is deeply involved in the sordid Jeffrey Epstein scandal ... Roberts went public with her claims about sex with Dershowitz and Prince Andrew in 2011 in a paid interview with the British tabloid ... (Dershofuck's sordid past)

How Trump Fuels the Fascist Right | by Bernard E. Harcourt | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

On the Trump-Mood Beat -- but Why?
Vice President Mike Pence Deleted Picture Of Florida Deputy With QAnon Patch

There's No Right to Jail a President in the Constitution Because The Founders Never Imagined a Crook Like Trump -- Is this what the presidency of this republic is supposed to be: the safe haven of a scoundrel, a witness protection program for a liar and lawbreaker?
Trumpism is rotten to its core. And the stench of corruption and failure is everywhere. - The Washington Post

Conservatives, Prepare Yourself Now for What Mueller May Find -- How we react in the aftermath of the special counsel's findings will determine the future of the Republican Party and, possibly, the country. (said the conservative)

Senator Richard Burr Runs Senate Intelligence Committee Correctly, Refuses to Let Trump Associates Lie - Senator Richard Burr is running his committee rightand throwing Trump apparatchiks into further peril because of it. ... I won't tell you the number of times, but we have made referrals to the special prosecutor.

Trump once said he had "no dealings with Ruissia." Now he claims "everybody knew" about them. Trump has dramatically moved the goalposts about his contacts with Russia. Here are the receipts.

Michael Cohen's guilty plea proves House GOP's Russia probe a sham (and little commie Devin Nunes obstructed justice)

Rahm Emanuel Suggests Democratic Party Rift Between Beto O'Rourke, Nancy Pelosi - Wants Outreach to Trump Voters - The whole American left just got scrambled around.


2018 midterm analysis is quietly getting worse - The NY Times updates Stephens' bad post-election column to make it even wronger


Moulton Calls Ocasio-Cortez's Tweet Defending Nancy Pelosi 'Offensive' ... spectators are wondering if Moulton's career in the House is coming to an end. ... "I think his future in the House is pretty limited,"

Sen. Claire McCaskill Blames Radical Democrats For Midterm Loss

Evidence of fraud mounts in uncertified North Carolina race won by Republican : politics

There's something very weird going on with this House election in North Carolina - State officials refuse to certify the results of a US House race in North Carolina.

'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less' : New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

The ugly truth behind viral college acceptance reaction videos. An investigation by the NY Times. : videos


DC clerk stalls marriage over 'foreign' New Mexico ID card (not the first time this has happened)


Understanding Society: James Scott on the earliest states


New research shows that vaporized cannabis produced greater pharmacodynamic effects and higher concentrations of THC in blood compared with equal doses of smoked cannabis : science


TIL The pyramids weren't built by slaves, but a complex system of voluntary, privileged laborers. : todayilearned

Hospitals are overburdening doctors with high workloads, resulting in increasing physician burnout and suicide. A new study finds that burned-out physicians are 2x as likely to cause patient safety incidents and deliver sub-optimal care, and 3x as likely to receive low satisfaction ratings. : science

Does the force of ejaculation influence the probability of impregnation, or is this only determined by the swimming speed of individual sperm cells? : askscience

Older people can come to believe their own lies - New EEG research shows that within an hour of telling a falsehood, seniors may think it's the truth. Findings suggest that telling a falsehood scrambles older people's memory so they have a harder time recalling what really happened.

People who've dated a psycho: what incident made you aware that you were dating a psycho? : AskReddit


Microsoft is now more valuable than Apple : windowsphone

Sheryl Sandberg Asked for Soros Research, Facebook Acknowledges - The New York Times
Latest Facebook controversy puts heat on Sheryl Sandberg - The Economic Times
Cramer questions how Sheryl Sandberg could possibly stay at Facebook after the latest NYT expose
Facebook's story on Sheryl Sandberg and ongoing obsession with George Soros keeps evolving (as she gets caught in lie after lie)




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Trump's FDA rollbacks may have triggered E. coli outbreak

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I - The Washington Post
More American children are uninsured despite strong economy - CNNPolitics
'The Numbers Are So Staggering.' Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year ... drug overdoses killed more than 70,000 Americans in 2017, a record. Overdose deaths are higher than deaths from H.I.V., car crashes or gun violence at their peaks.

Why Second Trimester Abortions Should Be Legal - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Just Became The Second Largest Ever | HuffPost - Patient numbers are rising as health responders struggle to fight Ebola in a Democratic Republic of Congo war zone.

Deutsche Bank Offices Are Searched in Money Laundering Investigation - The New York Times

The homebody president: Trump keeps it quick on trips abroad - Trump departed the United States Thursday for the Group of 20 summit in Argentina , where the homebody commander in chief will spend just 48 hours on the ground yet pack in a series of high-level meetings with foreign leaders.


Ukrainian president: Putin wants to rebuild Russian Empire
Trump cancels meeting with Putin over Ukraine - ABC News

Eschaton: What An Era - But my real point is that the Bush years were full of horrible crazy shit, also, too, even aside from the more obvious stuff. People don't remember because they weren't really exposed to most of it at the time. Even I've forgotten so much (thankfully). A little flashback from everybody's favorite totebagging reasonable conservative, David Brooks ... "People in this political movement include Christopher Hitchens, Dennis Miller, Paul Wolfowitz, Joseph Lieberman, John McCain, Richard Holbrooke, Charles Krauthammer, the staff of Fox News, Bernard Lewis, and George Bush." ... That list of names in the last quoted paragraph... those are the liberals to David Brooks. (no memory, no history, no learning)


Veterans Affairs Dept. tells Capitol Hill it won't repay underpaid GI Bill benefits recipients - The news conflicts with a promise VA officials made to a House committee earlier this month that it would reimburse those veterans who received less than the full amount they were due. (hahaha we lied, suckers)


Experts Agree: Robert Mueller Just Played Donald Trump Like a Fiddle : politics

Trump's Recall of Moscow Deal Matches Cohen's, President's Lawyers Say
Michael Cohen Admits Talks for Trump Over Moscow Tower Occurred Well Into Campaign - The New York Times
The Legal Perils That Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea Poses for Donald Trump -- The timing of Cohen's guilty plea is significant. It seems that the prosecution team, led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, delayed Cohen's admission of guilt until after Trump and his legal team had submitted the President written answers to Mueller's questions ...
Michael Cohen's admission could put Don Jr., Trump Org staff in the crosshairs
Three Remarkable Things About Michael Cohen's Plea - These developments would, under normal circumstances, end a presidency. (but America wanted a crook, and that's what they got)

Mueller's Steady Stream of Russia Revelations Is Driving Trump Crazy (crazier)
Michael Cohen's Plea Over Trump Tower Moscow Lies Shows Russia Probe Is Closing in on President Trump - Michael Cohen's latest plea is a sign Robert Mueller is turning the screw.

Feds raid Ald. Burke's City Hall, ward offices (connected to Cohen's plea??)
Christmas Is for Coincidences 'Tis the season - Now here comes the Christmas miracle plot twist. A brief recap in case you've joined our production in progress: this is the same day that Michael Cohen copped a plea, and also the same day on which German authorities raided about the only bank in the world who would loan Cohen's former client money. And now, the FBI is paying Ed Burke a visit. Our production continues ... Burke's work has included conducted property tax appeals for President Donald Trump's Chicago Tower ... Cue the angelic choir. (ka-ching!)
Federal Agents Raid Office of Lawyer Who Previously Did Tax Work For Trump : politics
Trump finding out he won the election - GIF on Imgur

A Clear Link Between Trump and Russia Is Now Out in the Open : politics (and Don Jr. is toast)
Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.'s work on Trump Tower Moscow (maybe Ivanka too) ... alot of stuff about Wendi Deng (one of) Putin's mistress, ex-wife of Rupert and "friend" of Ivanka ...

I'm Craig Unger, journalist and NYT bestselling author of House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia. Ask Me Anything. ... Trump is Putin's asset, completely
The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow : politics (oh, another dot!)

The stunning implications of the Manafort-Trump pipeline - The Washington Post
Rudy Giuliani Tries to Distance Trump From Trump Tower Moscow: 'This Was Cohen's Deal'
Trump's night-owl calls to Roger Stone in 2016 draw scrutiny in Mueller probe
Jerome Corsi Told Roger Stone WikiLeaks Had Dirt on Hillary's Health. Then the Attacks Started.
How Paul Manafort and Roger Stone created the mess Donald Trump said he'd clean up -- The Swamp Builders

James Comey Files Legal Action Against House Republican Subpoena : politics

Why Trump Can't Stop Talking to the Press -- post-election interview binge, explained. (it's like talk therapy with a supportive therapist for him)
How Donald Trump appeals to men secretly insecure about their manhood - The Washington Post -- From boasting about the size of his penis on national television to releasing records of his high testosterone levels, President Trump's rhetoric and behavior exude machismo. His behavior also seems to have struck a chord with some male voters ... "fragile masculinity hypothesis"... We found that support for Trump in the 2016 election was higher in areas that had more searches for topics such as "erectile dysfunction" (red state white racist snowflake dicks probably gay) "Agree but Melskankia is not much of a trophy. When the entire World has seen your wife naked..."

And I said to myself: This is the business we've chosen - Lawyers, Guns & Money - . . . also too, Deutsche Bank gave Trump more than a billion dollars in real estate loans while Anthony Kennedy's son was the head of a real estate division there. (in case you forgot why we have Kavanaugh)

Cambridge Analytica Used Fashion Tastes to Identify Right-Wing Voters - The New York Times - Preferences in clothing and music are the leading indicators of political leaning ... The narratives of the great American brands, which play on the myths of the West and the (mostly male) frontier are also the narratives of the Republican right. Those who choose to spend on the former are susceptible to the latter. He mentioned Wrangler and L.L. Bean in particular

Pelosi shuts down critics in tense meeting - politico - The rebels, led by Democratic Reps. Kathleen Rice of New York, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Tim Ryan of Ohio, want her to go, or at the very least commit to passing the gavel by a certain deadline ... "They want her to lame duck herself. It's not just about her. They want her to put a timeline on herself. That erodes the authority of the entire Democratic majority." (so revoltin' Moulton is the new Lieberputz and fuck you, assholes)

The Voter Fraud Fraud Has Real Victims - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Why AP had to retract its projection that GOP Rep. David Valadao had beaten Democrat TJ Cox - Los Angeles Times

Mississippi's Era of Outsize Clout in Washington Is Waning (down in the heart of slavery-loving conferate evil moochers) "The Senate might be described without too much violence to fact as the South's unending revenge upon the North for Gettysburg."

Pro-Bernie group hacked in quarter-million-dollar email scam - POLITICO - Our Revolution had raised the money to help a Native American tribe fight an oil pipeline.


Republican Party in an Oklahoma county makes clear its opposition to public education - The Washington Post ... "A better pathway would be to abolish public education, which is not a proper role of government, and allow the free market to determine pay and funding, eliminating the annual heartache we experience over this subject" ... DeVos ... (big sort continues as Republicans opt for dumb kids)


My Black Son Was Sent Home From First Grade Because of His Natural Hair | American Civil Liberties Union

Eschaton: Racially Divisive - Euphemisms for "racism" are used, in part, because they make it sound like Both Sides can be to blame. Cops shooting unarmed black people, unarmed black people making cops angry by being black. Both sides! The power of the state being used to enforce discrimination in numerous ways, those people complaining about discrimination. Both sides!

Tucker Carlson, the Daily Stormer's favorite

Holocaust scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University finds swastikas spray-painted on her office wall - NY Daily News
Boy, 9, socked in face in Brooklyn in possible anti-Semitic hate crime attack - NY Daily News

'Astonishingly cruel.' Prosecutor describes locker room sex assault case at Damascus High School (football hazing rape culture)

"I don't Want to Shoot You, Brother" -- A shocking story of police and lethal force. Just not the one you might expect.

Arizona Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Groin in Walmart ... (gun in waistband, no holster, began to slip and he shot off his dick with his dick substitute ... in the meat section)

4 Police Officers Indicted On Federal Civil Rights Charges For Protest Abuses | HuffPost - St. Louis cops



OC Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl's name, posts boarding pass on social media | abc7.com


Inside Bruegel


The dark cube: dark and light character profiles [PeerJ] - In other words, based on differences in their associations to the light side of character, the Dark Triad seems to be a dyad rather than a triad.


This video from 1936 explains spinning levers and gears better than any modern video I've seen.... : videos


Mic laid off the majority of its staff - Recode - The publisher is trying to sell the remainder of the company to Bustle Digital Group. -- Mic raised more than $60 million to build a millennial-focused news company but couldn't find a business model to support its costs, which include a one-floor office in Manhattan's World Trade Center ... Facebook recently cancelled a deal with Mic to publish a news video series (pivot to video flop)




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Trump on climate change: 'People like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we're not necessarily such believers.
Eschaton: I Look Up From My Vermouth On The Rocks - Oh boy -- One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we're not necessarily such believers. You look at our air and our water and it's right now at a record clean. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and when you look at South America, and when you look at many other places in this world, including Russia, including -- just many other places the air is incredibly dirty. And when you're talking about an atmosphere, oceans are very small. And it blows over and it sails over. I mean, we take thousands of tons of garbage off our beaches all the time that comes over from Asia. It just flows right down the Pacific, it flows, and we say where does this come from. And it takes many people to start off with.
EPA chief: Trump administration may intervene in next climate study - politico (next study will study Trump's gut )


Dutch rail company to pay reparations for WWII deportations -- More than 100,000 Jews -- 70 percent of the Dutch Jewish community -- did not survive the war. Most were deported from the Netherlands and killed in Nazi concentration camps. (wheels of justice stil turning 72 years later, how long will the Iraq war take?)


Senate advances Yemen resolution in rebuke to Trump | TheHill


Clinton: Trump is 'part of the coverup' in Khashoggi killing
White House Muzzled CIA on Khashoggi Slaying, Mattis and Pompeo Say - undefined
"I don't speak Arabic" John Bolton says he won't listen to tape of Khashoggi killing because he won't understand it ("I don't understand Arabic screaming" he said)
John Bolton is a coward : politics (revoltin' Boltin')


'A humiliation' : Outcry after Mexico president gives highest honour to Jared Kushner


US sued for $60 million after infant in detention later died : politics
A Defendant Shows Up in Immigration Court by Himself. He's 6.
Families Are Still Being Separated at the Border, Months After "Zero Tolerance" Was Reversed -- Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They're protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. ("if they weren't criminal, they wouldn't be migrants" +"zero tolerance for you" is the Republican campaign slogan)
'Good Morning America' catches Ivanka lying about her father okaying lethal force at the border (Ikranka didn't get the death memo)
Ivanka Trump Had to Answer 'Lethal Force' Question When 'Good Morning America' Brings Receipts to Interview - They showed Ivanka Trump the receipts -- and made her answer the question.


The true depths of Trump's cruelty are about to be exposed ... This oversight -- which could result in calling for testimony from Stephen Miller, the architect of Trump's immigration agenda ...

Barack Obama excoriates Trump: 'Nobody in my administration got indicted' (actually, Trump is working on that problem)


Robert Mueller's Russia probe looks like it's speeding up, and could lead to big indictments soon

CNN's Chris Cuomo speculates that Mueller might have cleverly trapped Manafort and Trump
Opinion | Why Did Manafort Cooperate With Trump Over Mueller? - The New York Times - Lawyers for Manafort and Trump engaged in a brazen violation of criminal defense norms. The move could pay off, or it could blow up spectacularly.
Donald Trump-Paul Manafort Legal Arrangement Was Straight Out Of A'Mafia' Case Says Former Federal Prosecutor
Paul Manafort's Nonstop Lying May Have Done Robert Mueller A Huge Favor

Two key answers from Trump to Mueller - CNNPolitics - President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton
Mueller asked Trump about 2016 RNC platform change regarding Ukraine: Sources - ABC News
Rober Stone's 'Time in the Barrel' : Campaign Dirty Tricks, Political Sabotage and the Law

Rudy Giuliani reveals Manafort's lawyers briefed Trump's team on Mueller questions
Manafort's Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller
Giuliani's bizarre bragging about the Manafort-Trump alliance highlights new obstruction questions

Trump says pardon for Paul Manafort still a possibility
Manafort pardon would be impeachable, indictable and convictable : politics

Trump Threatens To Declassify Sensitive Russia Probe Docs If Dems Investigate Him

Russians May Have 'Financial Leverage' Over Donald Trump, Suggests Leading Intelligence Committee Democrat (drip ... drip ... )

Donald Trump's New Interview With the Washington Post Is Expectedly Insane - There's a Reason Our Barking St. Bernard of a President* Doesn't Do These Interviews Often -- I just, y'know, I think I...but...yeah, I got nothing.

Coons: McConnell blocking Mueller protection bill to protect Trump : politics (Mitch the Ditch)
Mueller probe: Senate again rejects vote to protect special counsel

Trump priority of criminal justice overhaul bitterly divides Senate Republicans - The Washington Post (in th ditch with Mitch)
Popadoulous Russia Ties Continue to Intrigue - The former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign boasted of a Russia business deal even after the election, according to a new letter under review.

Trump Is Said to Feel No Urgency to Choose New Attorney General - Bloomberg ... content with Matthew Whitaker ...

Trump Shares Crazy Image of Obama, Clintons, Mueller, and Others Behind Bars : politics ... Rosenstein is behind bars. He is tweeting his fantasy of putting his own deputy AG that he appointed in prison.
Trump retweets image of US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein behind bars 'for treason' : politics

Ivanka Trump Defended Her Use Of Private Email And Said "Lock Her Up" Diodn't Apply to Her (Lock her up!)
In Melania Trump's red Christmas nightmare forest, keep to the path - The Washington Post (trees are as red as a handmaiden's cloak)

Don Lemon Lists The Lies Told By The Trump Administration In Just 1 Day : politics
Trump'ss rules of engagement: Boasting, spinning and running out the clock

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Gets Fact-Checked Live On Air By CNN | HuffPost
MSNBC declines to allow Sarah Sanders to dictate its programming - The Washington Post -- It had been nearly a month since Sarah Sanders had held what was once known as a "daily" briefing ...

Erick Erickson Tweets That US Should Find 'Next' Pinochet - Goes Full Fascist - 'I'm hoping for some helicopters in this plan.' (his head looks like a basketball or a bucket of shit)
Eschaton: Comrade Gritty For President - You should be worried. -- All you gotta do is throw a few scraps down on the peasants occasionally to keep the guillotines away, but this lot isn't even capable of doing that.

Farm bankruptcies are surging as Trump's trade war drags on : politics
'This isn't what we were promised' : Amid GM closures, Trump's economic policies are coming home to roost (hahaha stupid suckers)
Farm bankruptcies surpass Great Recession levels in upper Midwest : politics
Left Behind by Trump's Boom: The Rural Americans Who Elected Him
Lost jobs, shrinking growth, and rotting crops -- here are all the ways Trump's trade war is hurting America

Pseudo-economists with perfect records of never having been right about anything write unintentionally hilarious hagiography of Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One thing I really admire about my friend Jon Chait is his relentlessness in the face of unending tsunamis of right wing bullshit. I sure as hell wouldnn't read a book by Arthur Laffer, Larry Kudlow, and Stephen Moore about the economic wisdom of Donald Trump without a court order, but Jon as always is on the case when it comes to this subject in particular:

Educated voters breaking hard against GOP : politics - Voters who have attained a bachelor's degree favored Democrats by a 20-point margin in this year's midterm elections (the real big sort continues)


Nancy Pelosi Wins Democratic Speaker Nomination | HuffPost - Challenges remain for the California Democrat as she faces a floor vote in January to secure the position.
Democrats overwhelmingly nominate Pelosi as Speaker amid rebellion | TheHill
House Democratic leadership elections: Nancy Pelosi and her critics - Vox - The House Democratic leadership team could use a stronger communicator.
"Is Never Good Enough For You?" : Nancy Smash And Social Security ... What has been less widely discussed was Pelosi's absolutely critical role in saving Social Security: (but bucket-head army guy Seth oulton said she was terrible)

'This Is Political Cowardice' : Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda - "We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology." (Chuckie Fuckie is out of step with the times) - The best Onion article recently, in the wake of the mail bombs, was something like "Schumer believes he's never taken any position substantive enough to receive a bomb"

TJ Cox beats Republican Rep. David Valadao to give Democrats gain of 40 House seats, seven in California - Los Angeles Times (ding-ding-ding)

Bill and Hillary kick off their paid speaking tour in CANADA but rows of seats remain EMPTY | Daily Mail Online
John Kerry Offers Sharp Rebuke of Trump at Harvard IOP -- And Says He Isn't Ruling Out a Presidential Run

'White supremacy' is really about white degeneracy


California Rep. Barbara Lee falls short in bid to become the first black woman in House leadership - Los Angeles Times (lost to a younger man, natch)

3 critical questions about the Board of Elections 9th District bombshell | Charlotte Observer - We know that board members twice voted 9-0 not to certify the 9th District results. That means the board, which consists of Democrats and Republicans, was overwhelmingly persuaded of the seriousness of Malcolm's concerns (Reublican voter fraud)

On Mississippi - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the wake of the racist Cindy Hyde-Smith winning in last night's Mississippi runoff ...

Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud - Rosa Maria Ortega, a green card holder, voted for the attorney general who prosecuted her, according to her attorney (she thought she was doing her civic duty but "voter fraud" is worse than murder in Texas)

Martha McSally campaign blames everyone else for Kyrsten Sinema loss -- says it's not, not, NOT her fault she lost to Kyrsten Sinema

Michigan Senate votes to gut minimum wage, sick leave laws : politics


Stormy Daniels: Michael Avenatti Sued Trump For Defamation Against My Wishes - says her lawyer refused to give her information about how her crowdfunding money was being spent, and launched a second crowdfund without her knowledge.

'If Bobbie Talks, I'm finished' : How Les Moonves Tried to Silence an Accuser - A trove of text messages details a plan by Mr. Moonves and a faded Hollywood manager to bury a sexual assault allegation. Instead, the scheme helped sink the CBS chief, and may cost him $120 million.

California Democratic Chairman Eric Bauman accused of sexually explicit comments, unwanted touching - Los Angeles Times
Alexander Acosta gave Jeffrey Epstein the deal of a lifetime | Miami Herald - His client, Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls -- with the help of young female recruiters (sounds familiar)
More From the Worst Cabinet Ever - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Now President Trump's secretary of labor, Acosta, 49, oversees a massive federal agency that provides oversight of the country's labor laws, including human trafficking. He also has been on a list of possible replacements for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...


Fox Nation Is the Recycled Trash Too Terrible for Fox News - Even for the most dedicated Fox News fanboys ... (it's garbage)
Is It Possible to Overestimate the Gullibility of the Fox News Viewer? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Data Shows Tucker Carlson Is The Daily Stormer's Favorite Pundit -- And it isn't remotely close (nazis love nazis)

After years of debate, L.A. legalizes sidewalk vending: 'This means freedom'

Did a Rave Review Really Shut Down Portland Burger Bar Stanich's? Maybe It Was the Owner's Legal Troubles - The personal life of the owner had been spiraling into chaos long before his restaurant landed on the national radar.


Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why : news


Aside from what yous've been taught or told, what do YOU personally believe happens to your consciousness/soul after you die? [serious]


Lion Cornered by Hyenas Calls for Backup : videos
Guy throws gator into lake : WTF
That kangaroo tho : WatchPeopleDieInside
How to stop a kangaroo fight : funny


NYC May Pull The Plug On Cashless Restaurants, Retailers: Gothamist (if you don't have a $1000 iPhone, you can just starve)

DOJ unseals charges in alleged massive online ad fraud | TheHill - Aleksandr Zhukov, Boris Timokhin, Mikhail Andreev, Denis Avdeev, Dmitry Novikov, Sergey Ovsyannikov, Aleksandr Isaev and Yevgeniy Timchenko were charged with crimes including wire fraud, money laundering, computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft,




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CNN and NBC betray Sunday viewers seeking analysis on damning climate change report : politics ("sorry, it's too complicated for us" they said in an offical statement)
Stop Letting Republicans Lie on TV About Climate Science : politics
The best thing you can do to stop climate change is to vote against Republicans : politics
Senseless Tons of Garbage From Made-Up Tiny Oceans - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The President of The United States of America recently expressed some thoughts about climate change. I present them to you verbatim: ... (gibberish) ... Hillary Clinton was, if anything, too prepared.

Video shows explosion at border agent's gender-reveal party that sparked Arizona wildfire | Local news | tucson.com - undefined

The NRA Just Reported Losing $55 Million in Income - The gun-rights group has its biggest champion in the White House. But its financial situation has worsened in the age of Trump
Chardon Ohio School Shooting, Six Years After T.J. Lane Shot Students at Chardon High School

Anti-Semitism in Europe: CNN exclusive poll - One in five said they have too much influence in the media and the same number believe they have too much influence in politics. Meanwhile, a third of Europeans in the poll said they knew just a little or nothing at all about the Holocaust, the mass murder of some six million Jews

Woman describes torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp : news (meanwhile, in hell on Chinese earth)

Sentinel Island: calls to leave body of American killed by tribespeople | World news | The Guardian - Attempts to retrieve remains of John Chau dangerous for both sides, says charity
Missionary didn't die from tribesmen's arrows. He was killed by his own arrogance

Dispute Over Airbnb In West Bank Settlements Shows ADL's 'Moral Schizophrenia' -- But when it comes to Israel, the ADL is a different organization. Not just different, in fact, but morally unrecognizable. (the Pro Defamation League)

The soldier and his terrible photos of war - The Boston Globe - He wanted people to know what happened in Baghdad, and so I agreed to carry his pictures home.


White House prevents Gina Haspel from briefing Senate on Khashoggi murder | World news | The Guardian - Mike Pompeo and James Mattis are due to give a briefing on US relations with Saudi Arabia to Senate on Wednesday
The Khashoggi killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi family feud - The Washington Post - a power struggle within the Saudi royal family that helped feed the paranoia and recklessness of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Former Border Patrol Chief And Fox News Guest Says Pepper Spray Can Be Eaten On Nachos, Medical Experts Say That's False
The Latest: US nixed FBI checks for teen migrant camp staff (only the best fuckers)
U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Total Lowest in a Decade | Pew Research Center - Number from Mexico continues to decline, while Central America is the only growing region (invasion! crisis! ISIS gangbangers!)
Sinclair Forces Local TV Stations to Air Segment Defending Tear-Gassing Migrants : news

Maybe They're Just Bad People -- Not all Trump support is ideological (Michelle says the unsayable for the NYT)


Ex-CIA chief John Brennan tears into Trump: Mueller's name will be revered in US history, yours will be scorned

With Manafort filing, will Mueller reveal details about the investigation? - The Washington Post
Robert Mueller's Endgame May Be in Sight
u/slakmehl explains how Trump may have just been tricked by Mueller into submitting lies (ones he would have coordinated with Manafort) in his sworn answers, and how Mueller guided the process of the Manafort trial to ensure the evidence goes public in a way Matt Whitaker cannot suppress. : bestof

Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy | US news | The Guardian - Trump ally met WikiLeaks founder months before emails hacked by Russia were published
Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy : politics ... swiggity swooty, Mueller coming for dat booty
Timeline: What it would mean if Manafort and Assange met in 2016 - The Washington Post
Unkempt, Heavily Bearded Julian Assange No Longer Has Embassy Cat For Company - WikiLeaks founder is living in isolation with limited human contact. Even his cat found it too lonely ... What they found was a depleted man on the verge of going mad.

Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says - The New York Times ... "crimes and lies" about "a variety of subject matter" relieve them of all promises they made to him in the plea agreement. But under the terms of the agreement, Mr. Manafort cannot withdraw his guilty plea.
Mueller says Manafort lied after pleading guilty, should be sentenced immediately - The Washington Post
Mueller Just Guaranteed He Can Issue a Public Report - emptywheel - Mueller Just Guaranteed He Can Issue a Public Report

It looks like a big day for collusion. No wonder Trump is raging. - The Washington Post - Both of them involve former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and while it's always possible they'll turn out to be inconsequential, the fact that the president himself is highly distressed suggests otherwise: ... "The Phony Witch Hunt continues, but Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only looking at one side, not the other." (hahahaha)
Trump attacks Mueller day after Manafort accused of lying : politics
Trump suggests he has inside info on Russia probe, hours after Mueller said Manafort broke plea deal : politics ... "to hear his heartbeat when they asked him about communicating with the white haired wiki weasel would be like listening to gabber id imagine"
Trump is panicked because Robert Mueller has turned on Paul Manafort | Salon.com - Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday the President has 'been upset for weeks' about the 'horrible treatment of Manafort'
Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday the President has

Russia probe: House Democrats aim to unmask Trump Jr's blocked call (dum-di-dum-dum)


CBS reporter Paula Reid confronts Trump on migrant family separation policy - The Washington Post (lying dimbulb)
Donald Trump Gets Fact-Checked By Reporter Right To His Face, Walks Away : politics

Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather | US news | The Guardian -- Royal decree ordered Friedrich Trump to leave Bavaria and never come back after he failed to do military service (they didn't buy his bone-spurs exemption)

Trump experience lands in Tupelo | News | djournal.com - Over the weekend, tailgate tents stocked with Trump merchandise began popping up around Tupelo. The vendors signaling the President's imminent arrival knew his fans would want shirts, hats, flags and buttons. (MAGAsuckers)

House Republicans unveil giant tax package - POLITICO - they hope to move during the lame-duck session of Congress. (one last looting of the treasury for rich fuckers!)

Farm bankruptcies on the rise in Upper Midwest - The number of farms filing for bankruptcy is increasing across the Upper Midwest, following low prices for corn, soybeans, milk and beef, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis ... The situation has gotten worse for farmers since June because of the retaliatory tariffs that have closed the Chinese market for soybeans and held back exports of milk and beef. (stupid.suckers)

rage-tweets and spin over General Motors layoffs ring hollow
Donald Trump Drives Off A Cliff In Biting New York Daily News Cover | HuffPost
GM warned Trump that his China tariffs would hurt jobs. He now complains that it's happening
GM's Plant Closures Confirm the President is a Liar and a Fool -- He has never cared about the men and women who build cars in places like Michigan and Ohio. (he tell it like it isn't!)

Top GOP lawmaker says 'it's awfully tough' for Ivanka Trump to comply with government email standards ("she's not that bright, you have to cut her some slack, it's not like Hillary")

'I Always Respect Subpoenas' : Comey Says His Legal Team Is Looking At His Options
Comey on acting AG Whitaker: 'Not the sharpest knife'

Trump slams Fed chair, questions climate change and threatens to cancel Putin meeting in wide-ranging interview with The Post - The Washington Post ... They're making a mistake because I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else's brain can ever tell me."

ACLU: McConnell is the 'one person' blocking criminal justice reform (Mitch the commie bitch)

Fox News Let Scott Pruitt Pick Interview Questions, Script - Donald Trump-Fox News Connection Deepens - The president's pravda network allowed one of his most corrupt goons to dictate the questions and script for his interview.
Surprise: Fox News colluded with Trump's then-EPA boss (Pruitt the crooked)
Eschaton: Our Sister Network - As if answering the softball questions was generally going to be too hard without a cheat sheet. (sorta like you know who)

Democrats smash Watergate record for House popular vote in midterms - Nationally, Democrats have 53.1 percent of all votes counted while Republicans took 45.2 percent.

Bernie Sanders: Trump 'has no politial belief,' is a 'total phony'


The Pathetic Pelosi Putsch - POLITICO Magazine - Seth Moulton and friends said they would take down the first female speaker of the House. Here's what went wrong (pathetic army guy set himself on fire)
Who's the Mystery Man Behind the Latest Pelosi Putsch? It's Mark Penn ... A small group of billionaire-backed Democrats, part of the so-called Problem Solvers Caucus in Congress .. "No Labels" ... Penn is notorious in Washington as the metaphorical devil on the shoulder, whispering toxic advice into the ears of Democratic candidates ... Penn and Jacobson were both early players in the Democratic Leadership Council, a faction that emerged within the party in the 1980s to push it to align with corporate money and to move in a more conservative direction ... most well known for urging his client, Hillary Clinton, to attack Barack Obama as un-American during the 2008 presidential primary. (and then he crashed, and burned, again)

Lawsuit seeks broad changes after alleged Georgia election problems - to overturn state laws that resulted in purged registrations, canceled ballots and many other obstacles to voting.

Cornyn: 'Texas Is No Longer, I Believe, A Reliably Red State'

Collins Gonna Collins - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And why not? From the Chief Justice on down, the ideas that it should be harder for black people to vote and their votes should count less are central establishment Republican dogma now, like upper-class tax cuts.

San Francisco Giants owner's Hyde-Smith donation sparks calls for team boycott (take a knee, dude)

Opinion | An Insult to Missouri - The New York Times - Politicians try to undermine a constitutional amendment passed in a landslide this month.

Al Franken Is Staying Silent As His Fans Attack Kirsten Gillibrand - Gillibrand has faced criticism for months over her call last year on Franken to resign.

In historic upset, Alex Villanueva beats incumbent Jim McDonnell in race for Los Angeles County sheriff - Los Angeles Times - a stunning upset for a seat that hasn't seen an incumbent lose in more than a century ... the first Democratic sheriff in the county in 138 years ... and kicking out ICE

America's s Epidemic of Empty Churches - Religious communities often face a choice: Sell off the buildings they can no longer afford, or find a way to fill them with new uses - 6,000 to 10,000 churches die each year in America


New Proud Boy Rules: Less Fighting, Less Wanking - The far-right outfit is trying to escape its violent rep with new prohibitions on head punches, self-love, and cargo shorts.

Liberti, Egaliti, Gritti: how an NHL mascot became an antifa hero | Sport | The Guardian

An Anti-Vaxxer's New Crusade - Dr. David Ayoub used to be active in the anti-vaccination movement. Now he's challenging mainstream science again -- as an expert witness for accused child abusers.


Ex-Pennsylvania top prosecutor convicted of perjury may begin sentence soon | Reuters - A jury convicted Kathleen Kane in 2016 of leaking secret grand jury information to the media to embarrass a former state prosecutor and then lying about it to investigators. She was sentenced to serve 10 to 23 months in jail.

A New York City Official Working for Predatory Lenders Made $1.7 Million Last Year - Meet New York City's highest-earning official. He's a debt collector for predatory lenders.

Lovesick Prosecutor Who Wiretapped Her Crush Also Snooped on 700 Other People: Lawsuit - More than 700 people are suing former assistant Brooklyn DA Tara Lenich for invading their privacy as she serves a year in jail for illegally wiretapping an ex-cop crush of hers.

Boston police head Gross says he was defending officers in Facebook post in wake of ACLU lawsuit - The Boston Globe

N.H. skydiver who went missing in Sept. committed suicide in mid-air, investigators say - The Boston Globe

The missionary position - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Wynn is both analyzing the Incel movement, and reaching out to the men trapped within it. The latter aspect of the film is particularly remarkable. Wynn was just profiled in the New Yorker:
Incels | ContraPoints - YouTube

Murder on a Mountain Bike | Outside Online

Does the 'foreskin facial' mark the end of the world? -- Kate Beckinsale is the latest celebrity to try the treatment, which uses a serum derived from babies' circumcised penises ... Epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum is derived from the progenitor cells of the human fibroblast taken from the foreskins of newborn babies ... Fun sidenote: it also smells exactly like sperm!


These Cambridge restaurants sell Japanese noodles. But they are really here to help us realize our dreams. - The Boston Globe



Your Dog May Not Be a Genius, After All - Scientific American - New study finds that canines are not exceptional in the animal world
'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans - BBC News


A Business With No End - The New York Times


More youth use cannabis than smoke cigarettes in the United States, but cannabis use among teens does not appear to lead to greater conduct problems. Instead, it's the other way around: It is adolescents with conduct problems who are more likely to gravitate toward cannabis use, finds new research.
TIL some people have a gene mutation that makes them less likely to enjoy marijuana. Those with a variant FAAH gene are less anxious and are less inclined to like marijuana. They actually experience a decrease in happiness when smoking marijuana. : todayilearned

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations. The study is one of the first to provide evidence that sleep loss causes anger. : science


Seems logical enough. : funny

Teachers of Reddit, what are some positive trends you have noticed in today's youth? : AskReddit

What's the worse thing you've come home to?
What's your best NSFW story that happened while at work? : AskReddit

Who has the most interesting/oddest life in history? : AskReddit

Police Officers: What's the dumbest thing you've ever seen a criminal do or say? : AskReddit


Transport utopianism is stupid, and Elon Musk should shut up | CityMetric

Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool | Reuters

Seized documents reveal that Facebook knew about Russian data harvesting as early as 2014 - The Verge - Facebook needs to start being more open (Mark and Sheryl betrayed their country, nice "brand" you got there)

Why Mark Zuckerberg's 'empty chair' policy is backfiring - Facebook's chief executive has focused his time on answering US critics. But the bigger threat lies overseas, and he's failing to react ... When it comes to non-Americans -- who make up roughly 80 percent of the company's 2.2 billion-user base worldwide - the 34-year-old tech mogul has been mostly MIA. (20% of the users and 80% of the money, duh) The Facebook chief executive traveled to all 50 U.S. states to better understand people's everyday lives (politico wants to bury the fact he thought he was running for president)

Eschaton: The Book of Faces - I deleted my account. I'm not one to push such things on people. All big companies are bad and we each have our own cost/benefit analysis. It was easy for me to delete it. But aside from "facebook is a bad actor" I didn't have a problem deleting it because...facebook is just... bad.




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The price Republicans pay for embracing know-nothingism - The Washington Post (only believe Trump's "nuclear brain" science)
Trump: 'I don't believe' government climate report finding

$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs : politics (almost like the military)

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey - A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.


China's Tactic to Catch a Fugitive Official: Hold His Two American Children (father split in 2012)

Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE - BBC News

"The system is rigged" How the crimes of The Panama Papers affect us all

This is the only Trump syndrome we need to worry about - The Washington Post - His shameful indifference to the killing and dismembering of the Saudi journalist and Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was an act of cold collaboration with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's coverup
Is Trump Compromised By Saudi Money? : politics (bha-hahahaha)

Assange Case, If It Exists, Can't Be Made Public, U.S. Argues

Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Naval Attack by Russia - The New York Times
Putin's Navy Attacks Ukraine Gunboats and Hands Trump a New Crisis He'd Like to Ignore
The same day tensions with Russia mount, Trump lashes out at Putin's rivals over money
pyronius comments on Russia 'fires on and seizes Ukraine ships'

Trump Ramped Up Drone Strikes in America's Shadow Wars - In his first two years in office, Donald Trump launched 238 drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia -- way beyond what the 'Drone President' Barack Obama did


Trump denies tear gas was used on child migrants despite pictures, video - CNNPolitics
Trump denies tear gas was used on child migrants despite pictures, video : politics (fake news! he ranted)

Trump is failing miserably on his biggest issue. And he'e covering it up with lies -- immigration agenda is a total and abject failure and that he is covering up this glaring reality with lies.
Remember, We Are Gassing Children So That Trump Can Violate A Court Order: Trump is gassing children in order to continue his illegal practices. : politics
Nielsen Defends Homeland Security's Use Of Tear Gas, Slams Migrants' 'Lawlessness' - Customs and Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at a group of migrants approaching the border on Sunday, including children. ("Gas all the little MS-13 gang-bangers" she said)
Breaking News on Twitter: "A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America to the U.S., run from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico at Tijuana on Sunday (twitter assholes say it was all "staged" probably by Soros)
'Tear Gassing Children Is Outrageous and Inhumane' : US Condemned for Violence Against Asylum Seekers
Tear gas at border: how a march at the US-Mexico border descended into chaos - Vox
'Fox & Friends' Guest on Pepper-Spraying Migrants: You Can Eat It on Nachos (Fox & Fuckers)

Donald Trump's Disapproval Rating Hits All-time High, Rising After Midterm Election, Poll Shows - disapproval rating had shot up to 60 percent. That's tied for his all-time high and the sharp 7 percentage point uptick from the week prior. Just before the midterm election, Trump's disapproval stood at 54 percent, according to Gallup.
Trump's disapproval rating hits all-time high ... And yet roughly 40%... more than 100,000,000 people in the U.S., that think this is "OK." That is the part that really bothers me.

Justice for Roxsana: Announcing Legal Action To Hold Government Accountable for Transgender Asylum-Seeker's Death (ICE knows that Trump hates Transgender people even more they do, so the killed her)
Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds - Roxsana Rodriguez died following lack of medical treatment in a privately run immigration detention center. An autopsy concludes that she was beaten.
Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds -- Roxsana Rodriguez died following lack of medical treatment in a privately run immigration detention center. An autopsy concludes that she was beaten. : news

Trump Accuses Mueller of 'Conflicts of Interest' in Explosive Tweet: 'NO Collusion & Mueller Knows It!' (yelled baby Trumpy)
What Trump's Latest Outburst About Mueller Could Mean - The president was unusually specific in his attacks against the special counsel.
Mueller: Manafort Has Lied To Investigators Since Plea Deal : politics
Ryan Goodman on Twitter: "See @emptywheel's points?? Imagine if Trump's answers relied upon Manafort's lies to FBI One of the purported 49 Questions to Trump: "What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign?" https://t.co/Expsy7JgsP"
emptywheel on Twitter: "Yup. Mueller delayed this until after Trump handed in his open book test. Releasing a list of the lies Manafort told provide another opportunity to tell a story. A report, if you will. https://t.co/D9wsbzb1WC"
Jerome Corsi, an associate of the Trump confidant Roger Stone, says he's eller Probe - Jerome Corsi, an associate of the Trump confidant Roger Stone, says he won't take it

Jared Kushner pushed to inflate Saudi arms deal to $110 billion: Sources - ABC News (Jews for Nazis and Murderous Arabs)

It's Not Just Trump in House Democrats' Cross Hairs. His Family Is, Too. (disorganized crime famiily)
Donald Trump Says The Mueller Investigation Has Been Great For Him, Actually, Thanks Very Much
White House lacks lawyers to deal with empowered Democrats - POLITICO - The office has been without a permanent leader since October and top deputies are departing, leaving just a skeletal staff in place. (staff of "skeletons")
More questions than answers in too many Trump stories | TheHill

Trump's incoherence is too much -- and it's getting worse

Tax Return Indicates Trump Foundation Did Not Donate Last Year : politics

Exclusive Video: Secret Service Agents Interview Tom Arnold About His Anti-Trump Tweets - Mother Jones - The agents delivered a warning to the comic that's also appropriate for the president: Social media posts can incite violence.


In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise - The Washington Post
Why don't we ever call white extremists terrorists? (b/c they are good Christian Republican terrorists!)
Video shows driver trying to run over Jews near Los Angeles synagogue | TheHill - 32-year-old Mohammed Mohammed, reversed and tried to hit them again

Trump suggests creating U.S. 'worldwide network' to compete with CNN - POLITICO - Trump suggests creating U.S. 'worldwide network' to compete with CNN (Trump Worldwide Network: "Only the Best News")
Donald Trump wants to start a worldwide US propaganda network - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump suggests government start its own worldwide television network : politics
In 2018, political gravity caught up to Trump

Former California GOP Congressman Says Republicans Had it Coming - NBC Southern California - A longtime leader of the California Republican congressional delegation says his former colleagues were punished by voters in the midterm election because they failed to stand up to the Trump Administration.

Retired Justice Stevens: Gun control case, Gore v. Bush among three biggest 'errors' Supreme Court made during his tenure (the third being Citizens United in Destroying Democracy)
Multiple Legal Scholars Just Escalated the Challenge of Matthew Whitaker's Appointment
Christine Blasey Ford Speaks Out About the Threats She's Faced


Dictionary.com's 2018 Word Of The Year Is ... - Everything After Z by Dictionary.com - Misinformation

Anti-Pelosi effort raises questions for Moulton - Lowell Sun Online - "This has everything to do with Moulton running for president," she said, ""and nothing to do with Pelosi running for speaker" (fuck you, Republican "centrist" Moultan)
Moulton seeks nonegotiations with Pelosi - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Nonegotiation. When you try to get the other party to make a deal because you're the only one who doesn't know that you have absolutely nothing to offer ... It underscores Pelosi's stgrength and the fact that the #5WhiteGuys are so far out of their depth that the fish have lights on their noses ... Seriously. Who is this guy, and why is he so very bad at whatever it is he thinks he's trying to do? ... (revoltin' Moulton torched himself)
Centrist Group Behind Pelosi Holdouts Plotted to Make Her 'Bogeyman'- No Labels contemplated turning the incoming House Speaker into a political punching bag during a primary fight ... moderate Democrats allied with No Labels ("moderate" = far-right Repoublicans)
Pressley supporting Pelosi for House speaker - The Boston Globe

Democratic rebel seeks negotiations with Pelosi on races for leadership - The Washington Post - Moulton, who served four tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine, is an informal leader of a group of centrist Democrats that has been organizing against Pelosi (D-Calif.) and pushing for new leadership across the party's ranks in the House (conservative Army guy wants to boss the women around)
Centrist Democrats vow again to oppose Pelosi unless rules demands are met - The Washington Post (for more bi-partisan bullshit!)

Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand's 2020 chances - 'Let me tell you how strongly I felt about it -- I didn't even vote for her in the recent election. I left it blank' said one top donor
The Misogyny Tax - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Kirsten Gillibrand is paying it:


How a Liberal Couple Became Two of N.Y's Biggest Trump Supporters (rich gay guys against abortion!)


Mia Love gives Trump no love as she concedes a narrow loss in Utah - The Washington Post

Full 'Public Hanging' Video Surfaces, Revealing More About Hyde-Smith's Views (you mean "racist views")
Nooses, hate signs found at Mississippi State Capitol
'We don't want an Alabama' : Hyde-Smith has Republicans holding their breath - Democrat Mike Espy claims momentum in the final days of the Mississippi special Senate election, but Donald Trump heads to the state Monday to blunt it (is she worse than a pedophile? Probably)
Cindy Hyde-Smith strikes out - Johnson is also a donor to a PAC called "Black Americans for the President's Agenda." (he is white) .In an email sent Sunday night that was obtained by Popular Information, the group accused Democrats of plotting to 'steal the Mississippi Senate race" (from the rightful white-supremecist Republican owner of the position)

How Southern politicians defended white supremacy -- and made the South poorer -- contemporary differences in political attitudes across counties in the American South in part trace their origins to slavery's prevalence more than 150 years ago. Whites who currently live in Southern counties that had high shares of slaves in 1860 are more likely to identify as a Republican, oppose affirmative action, and express racial resentment and colder feelings toward blacks. (change is hard for retarded assholes)
Slavery's Enduring Political Legacy with Maya Sen and Matthew Blackwell -- Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates : politics

Conservative Republicans are least supportive of making it easy for everyone to vote : politics

America Is Poorer Than It Thinks : politics


Alabama police suggest man they killed in mall shouldn't have held his gun : news

Trumbull County, Ohio, shifted 30 points to vote Trump. That didn't save its car plant (#1 Obama did that and they forgot #2 racist suckers got played #3 You can't cure stupid #4 b/c they will have learned nothing) top comment: "You believed a con artist, voted against your own self-interest and elected a person who has zero policy bearings to effectively and definitively put you out of work. How does that work for you now? Your county gave him our EC votes. Thanks to you, you are now fulfilling your own destiny."

General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants : politics (trump is winning) All those UAW members who voted against their own interests are going to understand how badly they screwed up, any day now
The Latest: Trump has harsh remarks for GM over layoffs - General Motors will lay off 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.

Because They're Wreckable - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The rise in health-code violations at the chain began after Carlyle and investors completed a 2011 financial deal that extracted $1.3 billion from the company for investors but also saddled the chain with what proved to be untenable financial obligations - Because this is America in 2018, the pirates responsible are not merely among its most reprehensible citizens but among its best-compensated. The top priority of the current Congress was to given them a massive tax cut. (classic hedgie fuckers)


New pot shop's neighbors say traffic jams are awful (they will always fuck everything up, at every level)

Users of medicinal marijuana, why do you use it and how effective is it? : AskReddit
ELI5: What is CBD Oil and how does it work? : explainlikeimfive

The rate of universal expansion is accelerating to the point that light from other galaxies will someday never reach us. Is it possible that this has already happened to an extent? Are there things forever out of our view? Do we have any way of really knowing the size of the universe? : askscience


What hasn't aged well? : AskReddit


You're an idiot in a room full of confirmed geniuses. How do you prevent them from taking all of your money and belongings? : AskReddit
You're in a room full of confirmed idiots. How do you relieve them of all their money and belongings? : AskReddit

Cop shares his story of treating PTSD with magic mushrooms : bestof

Don't fuck with Sgt. Jesse : MilitaryStories

SparksMurphey comments on TIL that sitting opposite the well known 7 deadly sins are 7 cardinal virtues including: prudence, justice, temperance, courage, faith, hope, and charity

solgb1594 comments on TIFU by burning half of my foreskin off

Wade_NYC comments on My (26M) girlfriend (24F) found an engagement ring I was keeping safe for my friend until he was ready to propose. She thought it was for her and is furious that it wasn't.


Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Is Tainted by Crisis After Crisis - COO oversaw social-media company's meteoric rise, but her leadership is being questioned now ... prioritized her own brand over Facebook's (Lean In and Be Evil)

Goldman Lucks Into Amazon Windfall Chasing a Tax Break in Queens - Bloomberg - Bank invested in housing the same day retailer announced move - Timing was an "absolute coincidence," Goldman says




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The White House Is Doing Its Best to Undermine Dire Climate Report - Democrats ramp up pressure to act in wake of most sobering government analysis yet
How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts. : politics Climate May Force Millions to Move and U.S. Isn't Ready, Report Says - Large outflows of people expected from New York, New Jersey

Boston area has seen its wettest fall on record, and more rain is coming - The Boston Globe


The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan -- Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth saving Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changing

The Yardbirds - Ever Since The World Began Lyrics | Genius Lyrics -- The devil has you in his grasp There ain't no mercy you can ask More and more you will need You're strangled in the clutch of greed You can't get out, no place to go You sold your soul -- the answer's no!


Number Of Missing In California's Deadly Camp Fire Falls Below 250 | HuffPost

America's Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion (what could have been but Sandra Day O'Connor fucked the planet)

Hate crimes against blacks and Jews drove big spike during Trump's first year in office - Not to mention the huge spike in all forms of legal discrimination. Trumpism is a hate movement. As simple as that.

Opinion | The New Radicalization of the Internet - The New York Times - Jihadists and right-wing extremists use remarkably similar social media strategies.
'Nothing on this page is real' : How lies become truth in online America
Russian hacker resurgence after midterms | TheHill - carrying out a widespread campaign that targeted the federal government, media outlets and think tanks.

EU leaders agree UK's Brexit deal at Brussels summit

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies - MIT Technology Review

Ukraine: Russian vessels fire at Ukrainian ships in Black Sea - The Boston Globe

Julian Assange Faces Federal Charges. But Let's Not Forget What WeAs the U.S. reportedly closes in on Julian Assange, a look back at WikiLeaks' biggest stories


Why I'm Sick of Turkey - Washington continues to claim Ankara as 'strategic partner' - Let's stop pretending it is. (but wait, doesn't Trump have hotels there? or will?)

The Senate is not going to let Trump shrug off Khashoggi's Murder
Senior Saudi prince says CIA cannot be trusted on Khashoggi conclusion | Reuters (who you gonna believe?)
Trump's kowtowing to Saudi Arabia should be the last straw
GOP Senator Mike Lee: Trump's Saudi Conclusion 'Inconsistent With the Intelligence' ("Trump is inconsistent with any intelligence") This is the same Mike Lee who says that, unless we abolish the federal highway system, public funding of education, and liquidate federally-owned land, there will be civil war instigated by the left. He's the epitome of the broken clock metaphor.
More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince - The Washington Post ... "America's first coin-operated president."

Trump's tariffs are beginning to catch up to us


Children 'Screaming and Coughing in the Mayhem' as Trump Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas Into Mexico
U.S.-Mexico border near Tijuana reopened after migrants attempt to breach fence, Border Patrol says - ABC News
US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence
US authorities fired tear gas at migrants at border, witnesses say - CNN
The Latest: US agents shoot tear gas at migrants : politics

The chaos behind Donald Trump's policy of family separation at the border -- A 60 Minutes investigation has found the separations that dominated headlines this summer began earlier and were greater in number than the Trump administration admits (fuckers)

Contradicting Trump, Incoming Mexico Gov't Denies Making Deal To Host Asylum Seekers -- "no agreement of any sort" (wait, Trump lied??)
Migrant caravan: Mexican officials deny US border deal - BBC News

Dozens arrested after ICE detains undocumented man living in Durham church for 11 months :: WRAL.com

Trump uses the military as his personal political tool. That's the opposite of respect he claims to have.


'He has moved incredibly quickly' : Mueller nears Trump endgame - During the election, Comey spoke openly about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. The Trump-Russia inquiry was kept secret.
Mueller report will be 'devastating' for the president: Frequent Trump defender (Dershofuck says he won't go to jail)
Adam Schiff plans to haul Matt Whitaker before Congress on Mueller probe : politics
Rep. Gowdy suggests videotaping Comey testimony to prevent selective leaks - The Washington Post

Angus King: Trump administration 'giving a pass to dictators around the world'

Former Trump Campaign Manager Admits There Was, in Fact, a 'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy' to Undermine the Clintons
Former Trump campaign manager admits there was, in fact, a 'vast right-wing conspiracy' to undermine the Clintons (Republicans have always been evil lying assholes)
New Book Gives Voice to Trump's Claims of a Vast Conspiracy Against Him ("vast" = Obama tapping his phone which no one believe anyway)

Donald Trump is attacking the rule of law and may well get away with it - Lexington

Why Does President Trump Get Away With Lying? | Opinion - Post-truth: "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief"
Why Does President Trump Get Away With Lying? : politics

Trump called himself 'President T'. The Internet filled in the rest ... Even in a country that has grown somewhat used to the president's unique styles of communication, be it through third Trumperson or all-caps diplomacy or gibberish tweeted in the middle of the night, the unexpectedly colloquial form of his self-gratitude caused confusion and alarm.

Trump called himself 'President T'. The Internet filled in the rest.
Trump thanks 'President T' in Thanksgiving weekend tweet

Trump demands action to reduce deficit, pushes new deficit spending - The Washington Post (take from the starving, defund government, give to the rich, run on "fiscal responsibility" win-win-win)

The race to control the Senate in 2020 has already started - CNNPolitics

Eschaton: Democrats Will Keep Losing (Quick Find Somewhere They Lost) If They Don't Hide The Scary Black Kids - After this election, the NYT puts on the front page a story about how the one place in America they could still find to tell the story about how Real Americans hate Democrats. -- It is true that the Democrats are unlikely to be popular and win everywhere and that a one party state at all levels of government in all states and locations is not in our forseeable future. The New York Times is on it!
How Can Democrats Survive Without Winning the Votes of White Alabama? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The endless array of articles claiming Democrats are doomed if they can't win REAL AMERICANS has reached its apotheosis: bemoaning the fact that southern Democrats have to make the choice whether to appeal to progressives or white rural people. (thank you, NYT) Just keep on interviewing white rural aging Trump voters in cafes about how Democrats are out of touch.

Another rebel Dem softens on opposing Pelosi for speaker - POLITICO - Rep. Stephen Lynch had signed a letter pledging to vote against the leader on the floor but says he will back her over a Republican. (thanks alot, Stevie)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Fox News for hosting a panel to discuss her wardrobe | The Independent - "It is bizarre to see 1%-salaried anchors laugh at the US housing crisis," she added.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Fox News for hosting a panel to discuss her wardrobe : politics

Mississippi Republican faces new Confederate claims before Trump visit | US news | The Guardian - Senator promoted revisionist view of civil war in Congress
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith pushed resolution praising Confederate soldier's effort to 'defend his homeland' ("Fatherland" but it's Fuckassippi so she'll probably win)
Cindy Hyde-Smith Hearts Segregation - Lawyers, Guns & Money
OPINION: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Lives in a Bubble of White Privilege | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS
Opinion: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Lives in a Bubble of White Privilege : politics
It's Really Hard to Imagine Why Baseball Has Lost Black Fans - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On Friday, days after Cindy Hyde-Smith made "joking" comments about lynching and the like, Major League Baseball decided she deserved a $5,000 campaign contribution.(MLB doubled down on white supremacy but it looked so bad they asked for their money back)
Democrat's path to victory in Mississippi: black turnout

Alabama GOP: Sessions not guaranteed to win back his old seat - POLITICO - The deposed attorney general would be the front-runner, and he remains popular in the state, but Trump remains a big X factor

Texas Democrats won 47% of votes in congressional races. Should they have more than 13 of 36 seats? | Politics | Dallas News (not according to the "1/3 compromise" where a Dem is a third of a person)

New Hampshire political legend falls prey to Trump effect - POLITICO - One of the great ironies is backlash against President Trump is likely to cost to Bill Gardner his job ("rigourously non-partisan" Trump supporter hahahaha)


Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 357 - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- This is the grave of John Wilkes Booth. (what might have been)
Good riddance | Americans need to set aside icons like Robert E. Lee to live up to our potential. : politics

California Democratic Party chairman under investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct - Los Angeles Times (and his uncle is Bowser)

Man killed by cops during Alabama mall shooting had a permit: Actual shooter remains at large : news
Family demands answers after police kill man mistaken for shooter of 2 at mall : news


What's in a name? More than you think.

Hello friends, it' been a while - By Yvonne Abraham - I wish I had come by my concussion in a more spectacular way.

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensary Locations & Discounts


Opinion | The Monopolization of America - The New York Times - In one industry after another, big companies have become more dominant over the past 15 years, new data show.


Leaping from specialists to ERs fails to solve this young boy's odd ailments (childhood psychosomatic disorder)
Home | Porphyria Foundation

Scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide -- the main cause of global warming -- into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. The discovery, based on the chemistry of artificial photosynthesis, is detailed in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.

Dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine - The Washington Post

ELI5: Do satellites have passwords? How do their owners manage them? : explainlikeimfive

What are the properties of an ion engine exhaust? Is it warm? Is the engine loud? What would happen to stuff that gets in the way of the exhaust? : askscience

What's the most amazing thing about the universe?
Cosmic Calendar - Wikipedia

Children mirror the weight gain and losses of their mothers but not their fathers, a study has found. Scientists looked at activity levels of 4,400 children and their parents over 11 years to discover if there was a link in their weights. : science

An ability to perceive and empathize with others' pain is rooted in cognitive neural processes instead of sensory ones, according to a new study. Suggesting that empathy is a deliberative process that requires taking another person's perspective rather than being an instinctive, automatic process : science

New study finds four universal ingredients for higher life satisfaction: friends, health, a loving partner, and a good job : science

ELI5 what is Gauge Symmetry? : explainlikeimfive


You have just been named as Reddit's new CEO. What feature do you choose to implement first? : AskReddit

Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating : technology




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White House admits Trump climate policies will cost Americans $500 billion a year : politics
Al Gore Rips President Trump for Trying to 'Bury' Climate Change Report
This Seems Suboptimal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The terrible effects of climate change (Dumpster says it's cold, so "shrug")
Trump's Attempt to Bury Devastating Climate Report Backfires - As it so happens, after hours and hours of being pummeled on the severity of the climate threat coupled with Trump's criminally irresponsible dismissal and neglect of the issue, they put forward a typical cruelty distraction gambit by asking the Supreme Court to uphold their ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Gratefully, few media outlets took the bait.
Federal report says climate change will wallop U.S. economy : politics

Jesus Christ'ss Return to Earth - By the year 2050, 41% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ definitely (23%) or probably (18%) will have returned to earth. However, a 46%-plurality of the public does not believe Christ will return during the next 40 years. Fully 58% of white evangelical Christians say Christ will return to earth in this period, by far the highest percentage in any religious group.

California 'Camp Fire's is now at 95% containment after burning about 153,336 acres. : news
The deadly Camp Fire in California. The town of Paradise is consumed by the wildfire. - The Boston Globe

Hospitals Are Trying To Do What Politicians Haven't: Stop Gun Violence | HuffPost
Which Americans support the Second Amendment? The answer depends on whether whites or blacks have the guns. : politics


Russia is now a "far greater threat" to the UK's national security than the Islamic State group, the head of the British army has said. : news (that means Trump is worse than ISIS)

In historic move, Sen. Rand Paul places hold on $38 billion to Israel : news (grandstanding to an empty room, that won't last long)

Copa Libertadores Final Postponed a Day After Fans Attack Boca Juniors' Bus

Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum - BBC News - , in a blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer in Asia.

How the CIA Helped Prevent the Next 9/11 -- And Why You Can't Bring Liquids Onto Planes (hydrogen peroxide and Tang = bomb)

Harry and Meghan Cement Their Split from William and Kate by Moving Out of Kensington Palace - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to set up home near Windsor, 20 miles from London, following reports of tension between Harry and Meghan and Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Parents 'dismissed as racist' by school when they complained about migrant posing as 15-year-old | Daily Mail Online

One million Chinese people 'move into Muslim homes to report on Islamic or unpatriotic beliefs' | The Independent


MBS has a toxic record of recklessness. The Trump administration doesn't need him (but they own Trumpster)
AP Interview: Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay
Jamal Khoshoggi's troubles started after he criticized Donald Trump (Jared called up Bone Saw who said he'd take care of it)

In his drive to dismantle American institutions, Trump is following in Erdogan's footsteps
zzzigzzzagzzziggy comments on Weeks after midterm election, data released on voters purged in Georgia
"America First!" - Album on Imgur
u/zzzigzzzagzzziggy uses Vice President Wallace's eerily prophetic words in 1944 to explain how calling America fascist isn't hyperbole anymore : bestof

Dow falls more than 150 points, posts worst Thanksgiving week decline since 2011 as tech shares and oil drop : news

Mexico: Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis over migrant caravan : news
Deal with Mexico paves way for asylum overhaul at U.S. border - The Washington Post


'America's straightest arrow' : Robert Mueller silent as urgency mounts


New Democratic Congress plans to investigate Betsy DeVos on five fronts : politics


"We Need A Positive Governing Agenda, And We Should Let Erskine Bowles and Joe Lieberman Figure It Out" - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Krugman on "Democrats need to have a positive agenda, not just be against Donald Trump" ... The linked article in which Moutlon says that Dems need an agenda beyond just opposing Trump also features Moulton and Tim Ryan trying to describe such an agenda. The results are unintentionally hilarious: (here's the thing: if Trump is totally evil, which he is, then "against Trump" is totally good, and Moulton is really a Republican)

How Democrats Won In Trump Country | HuffPost
Washington Monthly | The Democrats of Trump Country - How liberals in the reddest parts of America are starting to get their groove back.
Across South, Democrats Risk Speaking Boldly and Alienating Rural White Voters - The New York Times ("alienating" racists is a bad thing, says NYT)
House results underscore that what's good for Trump isn't so good for the GOP -- If the enthusiasm for Trump in rural and small-town America constituted the story after 2016, the revolt against him in the suburbs, led by female voters, has become the story of the 2018 elections

It's not just Ocasio-Cortez: Here are 7 freshman Democrats to watch - The list includes the first black woman ever elected to Congress from Massachusetts and an openly-gay Ivy League-educated lawyer from Kansas.


Midterms show educators have been swept into office in record numbers | A wave of pro-education energy, spurred by the April walkouts, led to election victories in Oklahoma, Arizona and Wisconsin : politics

Does the rise of Donald Trump mark a new era in American politics? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - in the general, the net effect of all the racism/sexism/nativism/fake populism was close to zero, winning him some votes and losing him some in roughly equal measures ... many people expected that a deplorable strategy that was a winner in a multi-candidate primary dominated by an increasingly unhinged Republican base would be a sure-fire loser in the general.


Hyde-Smith Attended All-White 'Set Academy' to Avoid Integration -- U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith appears third from the right in a 1975 yearbook photo of cheerleaders at Lawrence County Academy. The mascot appears in the middle dressed as a Confederate colonel holding a rebel flag. (and sent her daughter to one)
Cindy Hyde-Smith sent her daughter to a private school created to help white kids bypass integration : politics

Maine's Gov. LePage uses final days in office to resist expanding Medicaid LePage has said he'd rather go to jail than expand the Obamacare Medicare expansion approved by voters in his state. (and then he escapes to Florida)

Ohio Isn't a Red State Yet - But it will be if Democrats do not fight for working people in every corner of the state - Ms. Whaley is the mayor of Dayton, Ohio.


Hillary Clinton Blasts Fox News As 'Fully Owned Subsidiary' of Trump Administration

Trump's communications director will get $7 million from Fox News while working in the White House
Report: Bill Shine to Get Paid by Fox News and White House Simultaneously - The Daily Beast (ironically, no conflict of interest)


American Exorcism - Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession, and a centuries-old practice is finding new footing in the modern world. (b/c more haunted souls)


Echidne Of The Snakes: Short Posts 11/24/18: Bad News on Black Friday, Political Exhaustion, Home Economics And Poetry (Edith Svdergran)


How Parents React to Kids Coming Out of the Closet - The Atlantic - some queer youth are pleasantly surprised with the lack of family drama the news causes.

Free-speech protects those in viral prom photo appearing to show Nazi salute, Baraboo district says ("we don't know if they were really Nazis" they said)

Hollywood Producer Terry Rossio Under Fire for Comparing 'Anti-Vaxxer' Label to N-Word - Terry Rossio, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter -- Two years ago, he reportedly acquired the rights to a book by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, whose work linking vaccines to autism has been repudiated in the scientific community. (Hollywood idiot)

Father and daughter jailed for five years after baby shot in legs

Wanted: The 'perfect babysitter.' Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude. (and give up all their privacy)

My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy - And it shouldn't have to

Science Is Full of Mavericks Like My Grandfather. But Was His Physics Theory Right? - The Atlantic

How do ovums prevent excess sperm cells from entering them when they've already fused with one? : askscience (it shuts the door)

Time to break academic publishing's stranglehold on research -- Science journals are laughing all the way to the bank, locking the results of publicly funded research behind exorbitant paywalls. A campaign to make content free must succeed

Scientists Discovered Rare Giant Viruses Lurking in Harvard Forest Soil Under Massachusetts : science

Til Telling the truth when tempted to lie can significantly improve a person's mental and physical health. Researchers found participants could purposefully and dramatically reduce their everyday lies, and that in turn was associated with significantly improved health


Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers | Technology | The Guardian - Documents alleged to contain revelations on data and privacy controls that led to Cambridge Analytica scandal

Opinion | Lean Out - The New York Times - Perhaps it's only fair that, as women like Sheryl Sandberg rise to power, they pay the price for failure. But why is everyone so ready to forgive the man who really runs Facebook? (really, Kara? everyone knows he's an idiot, and Fuckberg was supposed to be the "adult in the room")
Sheryl Sandberg Can't Have It All - The burdens and perils of the pedestal - Possibly worth noting: Sandberg's conference room at Facebook is called Only Good News. (Lean Out and Fall Over; c'mom Jennifer, follow the fucking money)




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Major Trump administration climate report says damages are intensifying across the country' Scientists are more certain than ever that climate change is already affecting the United States -- and that it is going to be very expensive ... "We have wasted 15 years of response time. If we waste another 5 years of response time, the story gets worse. The longer you wait, the faster you have to respond, and the more expensive it will be." (since the SC killed Al Gore ... Trump mumbles "Chinese hoax' and toddles off to bed)
U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy - The New York Times - Flooding in 2011 forced the Fort Calhoun nuclear power station near Omaha to shut down for years (Fort Fucking Calhoun??)
Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters
Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns - CNN

Stocks Are Nosediving. Is a Recession Coming? - The Atlantic - If You're going to worry about the economy, tumbling stocks are the least of America's financial troubles right now ... In December 2007, Larry Kudlow, then a talking head for the business network CNBC, proclaimed, "There's no recession coming. It's not hooging to happen." That same month, the economy plunged into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. This week, Larry Kudlow, now the director of the National Economic Council, stood on the White House lawn and struck a familiar note: (only the best proven morons, in every position)


Pedro Sanchez: EU summit in doubt if no Gibraltar deal (meanwhile in la-di-la land)


Democrats must hold Trump accountable on Saudi Arabia. Adam Schiff explains how. - The Washington Post
Rep. Adam Schiff: House Democrats will investigate Trumps financial ties to Saudi Arabia as part of a 'deep dive' into the kingdom's dealings

Sen. Jack Reed: Trump lying about CIA report on Khashoggi - CNNPolitics "Yes. The CIA concluded that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the assassination of Khashoggi."
Senate Dem on Armed Services panel: Trump lying about CIA report on Khashoggi : politics


Trump Administration Takes Transgender Military Ban To The Supreme Court ("Fire all the trannies," Trump shouted)
Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately take up transgender military ban - The Washington Post


Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis from migrant caravan - asks for international help (Russian bombers and Saudi bone-saws)
Small group breaks from caravan to press within 500 feet of U.S. border in Tijuana - The San Diego Union-Tribune


Trump Is 'Most Thankful' For His Own 'Tremendous' Work. Twitter's Jaw Drops. | HuffPost
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "REPORTER: Mr. President, what are you most thankful for? TRUMP: "For having a great family & for having made a tremendous difference in this country. I've made a tremendous difference. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office" Completely beyond parody https://t.co/d5jWf2ub4k"
DAWG on Twitter: "Me The People"
Trump Said He's Thankful For Himself This Thanksgiving, Then He Went To A Golf Course
'HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! : Rhetorical bedlam erupts as President Trump speaks to the world from Mar-a-Lago

Trump's Idiotic Twitter Battle With Chief Justice Roberts Gets One Step Closer to Impeachment

Is Collusion a Crime? Judge in the Mueller Russia Case Says Yes - Judge in Mueller Case Upholds Legal Theory that Makes Collusion a Crime - Collusion refers to an agreement with others to achieve some improper end. In criminal law, we call that a conspiracy - a partnership in crime. And the breadth of the federal conspiracy statute makes it particularly well-suited for cases like Mueller's probe of Russian interference with the election
Trump Foundation lawsuit: New York state judge rejects Trump claim that he can't be sued because he is president
NY AG's lawsuit against Trump foundation can proceed, judge says

Stone associate Jerome Corsi is in plea negotiations with special counsel - The Washington Post - Stone has said that Corsi also has a relationship with Trump, built on their shared interest in the falsehood that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States
Israeli named by Trump Russia probe convict dismisses 'absured' spy allegations - After George Papadopoulos, the first Trump official to plead guilty in Mueller probe, dragged him into the headlines, businessman Charles Tawil gives his side of the story

US media must 'get smarter' to tackle Trump, says Hillary Clinton (tnx Hillary)

Early Voting Could Turn the Democratic 2020 Race on Its Head - Instead, because of early-voting rules, the increasing popularity of early voting, and a reshuffled primary calendar, a handful of huge, diverse states could see troves of ballots returned even before some of the traditional small and largely white early-voting states do -- a shift that just might herald real changes to the way Democrats nominate their presidential pick, and quite possibly the nominee.


Warning signs mount for Trump reelection bid - POLITICO


What's up with all those black men who voted for the Republican in the Georgia governor's race? ... Seventy-five percent of white women voted for Republican Brian Kemp ... Among black women, 97 percent supported Abrams ... 11 percent of black men voted for Kemp ... Those numbers are reminiscent of the double-digit level of support that Donald Trump got among black men in the 2016 presidential election.

Disapproval of Trump's handling of race relations hits 60 percent

Working class heroes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Law professor Joan Williams thinks that the reason Donald Trump got elected is because elite white people are contemptuous of their non-elite white fellow voters, and they therefore dismiss the legitimate economic concerns that led a lot of non-elite whites to vote for Donald Trump as mere expressions of racism ... Again, this auto da fe of various straw men is straight out of the right wing propaganda playbook ... (Remarkably, Williams simply passes over in silence the epochal change in the Democratic coalition that took place 50 years ago: one that had nothing whatsoever to do with "blue collar issues," nd everything to do with sending tens of millions of white supremacists over to the Republicans.) ... Why do law professors with no training in the social sciences pretend to know what they're doing/


Trump aide Bill Shine gets $15 million in bonuses, severance from Fox

Judge Jeanine Ghosted on Old Campaign Debt and Ignored Feds' Demands for Financial Records - Jeanine still owes nearly $600,000 to vendors and stopped filing required updates to the FEC years ago. (future SC "judge")


Meet The Dollar Store Resistance | HuffPost - Low-end retailers undercut independent grocers and small-town aesthetics, but some locals are fighting back.

'I believed we were going to die' : An elevator in a Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors, requiring a dramatic rescue of six people

Viewers Left In Tears By Emotional #50 Budget Christmas Advert - LADbible


Human's didn't cause mass animal extinctions in Africa, like previously thought, study says - The animal decline might have instead been because of environmental factors such as declining atmospheric carbon dioxide and expansion of grasslands, researchers write (they ate trees)




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Thanksgiving Is a Time for Remembering American History, Good and Bad, Peaceful and Bloody - This Thanksgiving, it's incumbent on all of us to remember.
Over 5,600 immigrant children spending Thanksgiving in TX shelters : politics

Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP's Climate Change Denial
Scientists Slam Trump's Clueless Climate Change Tweet: 'He's A Clown' (it's cold in New England, "Whatever happened to Global Warming?' said the necrophiliac Dumbster)
Thanksgiving Day 2018 may be among coldest on record in northeastern US

As deadly flames approached, a mother called her daughters to say goodbye - Los Angeles Times

You Want to Feed the Hungry? Lovely. Let's See Your Permit (free to starve)


How populism became the concept that defines our age | Cas Mudde | World news | The Guardian - The spread of this idea reflects a deep and lasting change in the way we view 'the people' and 'the elites' (the elites are now the people and the people are walking dead nativist authoritarian nationalistic zombies for Trump)


China blacklists millions of people from booking flights as dystopian 'social credit' system introduced : news (Xi goes full Orwell)

EU and China break ultimate trade taboo to hit back at Trump - POLITICO - Brussels and Beijing want to stop the US justifying tariffs as security measures, but the move carries high risks. (so-called "national security" no longer applies in age of the Dumpster)

Hillary Clinton: Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists | World news | The Guardian (Hillary says nazis are your boss! and you should suck their populist dicks!)

Gibraltar spat holds up Brexit - Theresa May will return to Brussels for further talks with Jean-Claude Juncker on Saturday. (stupid idiots)

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Fired Following Arrest | HuffPost - a stunning downfall for one of the biggest figures in the auto industry ... for alleged financial improprieties ... misuse of company investment funds and expense money for personal gain ... under-reporting $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015 (super-rich but still needed to steal)


The Pennsylvania report on clergy sex abuse spawned a wave of probes nationwide. Now what? - The Washington Post - "Priests were raping little boys and girls," tghe grand jury wrote, "and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all. For decades."
College School principal and president resign amid student sex assault scandal at St. Michael's College School in Toronto Canada

American Reportedly Killed In Flurry Of Arrows As Tribe Defends Its Island Off India : NPR (from the Jesus invasion)



Trump's reluctance to visit troops in war zones is an aberration, historian says
Trump thanks troops by phone, hints he might visit Afghanistan war zone - ABC News - Speaking to the commander of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan (canceled the teleconference, "troops" = one guy, 'who knows?"
Trump politicizes Thanksgiving call with troops to attack migrants, judges - CNNPolitics (from Mar-a-Lago)


CIA Heard Audio of Saudi Crown Prince Giving Order to 'Solence' Jamal Khashoggi ("stop his screaming, cut out his tongue" Bone Saw said)
Report claims CIA has 'smoking gun phone call' connecting Saudi crown prince to Jamal Khashoggi killing : news
Trump brushes aside CIA assertion that crown prince ordered killing, defends him and Saudi Arabia - The Washington Post ... insisting that the agency had "feelings" but did not firmly place blame for the death. (tape recording was "fake news," Trump's "feelings" are the best)
Congresswoman to Trump: 'Being Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'Amertica First' (Tulsi! ftw)
Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in killing - The Boston Globe (Globe comments very anti-Trumpster)

Trump defends Saudis, says "maybe the world" should be held accountable for Khashoggi's murder

Trump is Crude. But He's Right About Saudi Arabia. On the strategic questions that matter in the Middle East, the president is cleareyed. (if you think Netanyahu is your boss anyway)

Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, a major break with current policy - The Washington Post (and Mexico will pay the bills, big win, hahaha)
Migrant caravan members may be planning 'humman stampede' at US border (ISIS and MS-13 warns Foxfuckers)

Justice Robert's attack against President Trump was blatantly political and wrong (b/c Roberts is a flaming socialist libtard! defending the illusion that Repubican judges aren't political hacks!)

Donald Trump: He's A Superhero Alpha Male, But He Desperately Needs Your Emotional Support - Rush Limbaugh said this on his show today: "the greatest president of our lifetimes, with one or two exceptions." ... the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi ... (Bimbaugh, mouth of Satan)
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US agency opens case file on potential Hatch Act violations by Matthew Whitaker - CNNPolitics
Filings Show Trump's s DOJ Chief Still Working for 14 Companies (Republican corruption has no limits, ever)

Donald Trump pulled out of planned Mueller team meeting at Camp David after seeing list of questions : politics

House Republicans subpoena Comey, Lynch for closed-door testimony - politico (more distraction from thir crimes)
James Comey's Lawyer Responds to House Republicans' Subpoena, Is Ready for a Fight
ames Comey Responds To Subpoena From Republicans: 'Let's Invite Everyone To See'
Renato Mariotti on Twitter: "Because Republicans waited until after the midterms to subpoena Comey, he can probably just run out the clock with this legal fight. https://t.co/7HrsNPiYof"
Opinion | How Long Before Trump Destroys the Rule of Law? - The New York Times - The only thing blocking his plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton was Don McGahn. Think about that.
Trump Resumes Spat With Roberts, Calls 9th Circuit 'A Complete & Total Disaster' (said the mumbling disaster)
Trump warns of 'bedlam, chaos, injury and death' if US judges allowed to do their job : politics

Ivanka Trump ignores rules because she doesn't treat the White House as a real job (she's never had a "real" job and will House Republicans subpeoena her???)
Donald Trump Just Invented Another 100,000 Deleted Hillary Clinton Emails to Defend Ivanka Trump : politics
Jon Passantino on Twitter: "And since that tweet has now been deleted, here's the screenshot (Benghaaaaazi and Trump's lies imported from Russia)
Ivanka Trump's emails, and the many things Trump attacked Obama and Clinton for and then did

With honey instead of vinegar, Pelosi steadily inches toward the speaker's gavel
Be Thankful the #FiveWhiteGuys 90s Nostalgia Tour Is Over - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests. Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support. https://t.co/nFiilDxmYS"

Bernie Sanders: Democrats need a bold agenda. Here's what they should do in the first 100 days of Congress. - The Washington Post - By Bernie Sanders -- ("Contract on America II!" be "bold" like the psychopaths, he said)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican commentators for doctoring her livestreams to 'sow doubt in my intelligence'

Rob Woodall Wins by 433 Votes in Georgia's 7th - Four-term congressman defeats Democrat Bourdeaux in once safe GOP seat
RACE CALL RETRACTION IN CA-21 - Decision Desk HQ - On election night we called the race for incumbent Congressman David Valadao over Democratic challenger T.J. Cox. ... lead has shrunk from over 4900 and 8% on 11/7 to just over 400 with thousands of additional ballots left to count in areas favoring Cox

GOP exploring reasons for gender disparity in new Congress (it couldn't be that they are all racist women-hating misogynistic fucking assholes?)


/u/godloki asks for clarification on a grand jury investigating alleged criminal wrongdoing by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach. The guy who brought the lawsuit shows up to give his perspective. : bestof


How to Talk to a Fox News Viewer - The Big Picture - You so-called Elites continue to snidely wag your fingers as you condescendingly lecture them, having precisely zero influence over their beliefs ... (but) ... Behavioral Economics has taught us the ways cognitive psychology can help. (just do CBT on the flaming racist assholes, that'll work!)


Texas Students Will Soon Learn That Slavery Played 'Central Role' In Sparking Civil War - The Texas Board of Education has approved revisions to social studies curriculums, but some educators say the changes don't go far enough ... The board also decided to keep in the curriculums Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller ... but Texans remain divided on the history of the Civil War ... "The lies they're telling are a little smaller than the lies they used to tell" (just defending noble state's rights in a war of dasterdly northern aggression! why Repubican are incapable of telling the truth about anything)
Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was 'Central' to the Civil War

Jared and the hip-hop artists currently advising him have decided that too many people are in prison. If you think you've heard this before, you have: Genius insights of this sort have preceded nearly every major crime wave this country has experienced, from Philadelphia to California to a bloody period known as "the Warren Court" (carnage in the inner cities! says Coulter-fuck)

Twitter Bans Far-Right Activist Laura Loomer - The Daily Beast - over a tweet calling newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress "anti Jewish" ("loomering")
Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer Fight for Credit Over Vegas Shooting Conspiracy Theory

Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Quits Group A Day After FBI Calls It 'Extemist'

Man arrested for alleged racist rant aboard D.C. to Atlanta Delta flight : news
U.S. Marshals: Cuyahoga County deprives inmates of food, water and Constitutional Rights amid string of seven deaths : news (they were running a for-profit torture chamber in fucking Ohio)

Fertility fraud: People conceived through errors, misdeeds in the industry are pressing for justice - The Washington Post


Boston police face lawsuit over listing hats and selfies as gang symbols : news (which makes kids deportable/ICEable)

Are recreational marijuana companies preparing to open in your community? Check our maps - The Boston Globe (nothing in Cambridge unti the next century)
Marijuana math: Consumers spent $440,000 on more than 10,000 pot products Tuesday - The Boston Globe


MIT working on an Ion drive, testing a small plane that flies with no moving parts : technology - the world will soon have a flying mesh network nervous system, going from the ground to space and back. A planetary brain of brains flying and/or falling around itself perpetually. In not too long they will probably even be putting in neuromorphic processors in nearly everything, even routing can be vastly more efficient with advanced AI. Then it will be a brain ... interesting to think we could just be the "boot loader" for a living stellar consciousness.
Milky Way still bears the 10-billion-year-old scars of a galactic collision

Researchers turned a 156-year-old law of physics on its head demonstrating that the coupling between two magnetic elements can be made extremely asymmetrical. A development which could lead to more efficient recharging of batteries in cars and mobile phones : science

ELI5: How does gravity "bend" time? : explainlikeimfive

Mars 2020 will look for life in one of three sites - Washington Post - Inside the fierce debate over the fate of NASA's new rover -- and a chance to make history (are we really alone?)

TIL psychopathic traits can be evident in children as young as 3 or 4. In one case, an 8 month old infant being breastfed would repeatedly bite his mother and laugh. : todayilearned

What makes honey "non-spoilable"? : askscience - TL;DR: Honey is a desert for microbes that sucks them dry.

Doctors of Reddit, what are some of your worst experiences with anti-vaxxers? : AskReddit

When it comes to Twitter, Canadians are far more polite and positive than Americans, per an analysis of 40 million tweets (text and emojis). : science

Found this freaky optical illusion while watching a cooking video. Stare at the center of the brine until the scene changes. : videos

What's the dumbest excuse your girlfriend/boyfriend has used for cheating on you?

Halfway through American Gods. And it's beautiful! : books

Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack | HuffPost - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last week he didn't know about the PR campaign until The New York Times investigation. (two anti-semitic Jews and fucking liar Sheryl says maybe it "crossed my desk")
On Thanksgiving Eve, Facebook Acknowledges Details of Times Investigation - The New York Times - Joining a long tradition of companies and campaigns that drop bad news on holidays ... "Did we ask them to do work on George Soros? Yes." (oh, Sheryl and Mark lied, again and again?? ... "it crossed my desk" said anti-semitic Jew Sheryl)
Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack : technology ... "I hear Facebook and Dyson are working together on a moral vacuum."
How Facebook's P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery to Tech (lying Mark and Sheryl had nothing, nothing we tell you, to do with it!!)
Facebook slammed for allowing South Sudanese user to auction off 16-year-old bride - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (Sheryl said "it might have crossed her desk")

USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users Krebs on Security (and sat on it for a year to let hackers all over the world steal your data)

US Postal Service Left 60 Million Users Data Exposed For Over a Year



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During California wildfires, farmworkers say they felt pressure to keep working or lose their jobs - The Washington Post


A Death on North Sentinel Island - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Call me crazy, but an American Christian missionary being killed after illegally invading protected tribal lands in order to convert one of the world's remaining un-contacted tribes to Christianity during Thanksgiving week feels just a little too on the nose. (just bringing Satan's word to the sinful)


Matthew Hedges: British academic accused of spying jailed for life in UAE | World news | The Guardian - Durham University student was detained while on way home from PhD research trip (Arab fuckers)

Inside the Hunt for the World's Most Dangerous Terrorist - Junaid Hussain



Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea - BBC News
What the socialist Kama Sutra tells us about sex behind the Iron Curtain - The Washington Post - The story behind the Eastern bloc's most popular socialist sex manual

MI6 battling to stop Donald Trump releasing classified Russia probe documents
Two journalists just revealed how they helped expose the Trump Russia affair | The Dworkin Report


Almost everything Trump just said about Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi is wrong or overly simplistic - The Washington Post
Trump's Statement on Saudi Arabia, Explained! - The president makes the case for the crown prince: Iran, arms sales and oil.
"I am astounded:" Sen. Corker compares White House statement to PR for Saudi Arabia
Trump slanders Khashoggi and betrays American values - The Washington Post
Senators demand Trump say whether Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing - POLITICO
Khashoggi murder: Calls to remove Saudi crown prince 'a red line' ("we will chop you up into little pieces if you say that" he said)
Trump's dangerous message to tyrants: Flash money and get away with murder
Turkey accuses U.S. of turning blind eye to Saudi killing of Khashoggi | Reuters ("U.S." = bought and sold Trumpster)
Trump Thanks Saudi Arabia For Low Gas Prices After Jamal Khashoggi's Killing | HuffPost
Tres Sheik
President Trump's Statement Gives MBS, Saudi Government a Pass in Jamal Khashoggi Death

No, Trump isn't putting 'America first.' He's putting himself first. (yeah, Haberputz did this but Trump thinks he IS America) Julian Sanchez: "Crucifixion is a terrible, terrible thing. Should never happen. And we may never know whether Jesus was guilty of crimes against Rome. Who can say? But thirty pieces IS a lot of silver, and it would be very foolish to turn it down."


Trump economy expected to slow down in 2019, before possible recession in 2020


Stalemate on Trump's wall amid threat of shutdown - Both parties are refusing to bend, with a government funding deadline two weeks away.
White House approves use of force, some law enforcement roles for border troops (is that even legal?) a move that legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act. (actually not)
John Kelly's Cabinet Order Authorizing Troops to Use Force Against Caravan Migrants at Southern Border Is Disgraceful - His use-of-force order for troops at the border is a crock and a disgrace ... Kelly is shot through with the essential bigotry that blighted his native Boston when Kelly was growing up there ...
White House Approves Use of Lethal Force for Border Troops: Report : news

We Are All Part of the Same Hypocrisy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump hits back at Chief Justice Roberts, escalating an extraordinary exchange - POLITICO - The president had originally attacked a District Court judge who ruled against his asylum policy as an 'Obama judge'


It's time for the rats to leave Trump's sinking ship -- Like a television show that has jumped the shark, President Trump's frantic act grows more desperate and pathetic by the day. (and his (de)base is as strong as ever)
Donald Trump likened to bizarro Forrest Gump : bestof

Behind the scenes: Trump vs. Mueller - Axios

Trump is losing his fight against the law. - The judiciary has continued to quietly deliver subtle, devastating blows to the president's agenda

Former Bush attorney general Alberto Gonzales rebukes Trump for reportedly seeking to prosecute Clinton, Comey - The Washington Post (and when Alberto says you're fucked up ...)

Trump's Yearning to Prosecute His Political Enemies - Trump reportedly sought earlier this year to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, which one former Justice Department official called "un-American" (because, you know ...)
What Trump Has Done Is Already Impeachable By Any Reasonable Standard - If we're following the constitution, as soon as the president* asked the question, he was guilty of a high crime.
Trump tried to order the DOJ to prosecute Clinton and Comey - Lawyers, Guns & Money

House Intelligence Panel Hiring Money-Laundering Sleuths - One of the President's biggest foes is taking steps to chase the Trump-Russia money trail. (little Adam Schitt is coming for the Big Orange Turd)

Ivanka used a private email server. Now do we lock her up? - The Washington Post
Dershowitz: Defense of Ivanka's Private Email Is 'Hypocrisy on Parade' ... but wasn't a big deal and there's no reason for people to be going nuts about it in the first place.

Comedian Michelle Wolf delivers one-liner in response to Trump attack - ABC News - "I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist."


Trump Hired Matt Whitaker to Lock Up Hillary Clinton
New Letters: Whitaker Disclosure Forms Raise Ethics and Hatch Act Concerns - American Oversight
White House Won't Say When Trump Formally Named Matthew Whitaker As Acting Attorney General -- President Trump announced Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general in a tweet. That's all the paperwork that's been released
Whitaker made $1.2 million from conservative nonprofit - POLITICO - As executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT (hahahaha)
Griftonomics - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Whitaker's "non-partisan" advocacy group, which he or his paymasters christened with Orwellian moniker Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT. Clever, very).

Avenatti won't face felony charge on domestic violence case, DA says : news

Harvesting in a trade war: U.S. crops rot as storage costs soar | Reuters - U.S. farmers finishing their harvests are facing a big problem -- where to put the mountain of grain they cannot sell to Chinese buyers. (will the suckers ever learn? no.)


These Showrunners Are So Hacky - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You'll never guess who's behind the #fivewhiteguys/#nolabelsUnity20 putsch: Yet the force behind their campaign is one of the most toxic and notorious partisan warriors the Democratic Party has produced in the past three decades: political and corporate consultant Mark Penn -- The failure of this 90s nostalgia act was even more overdetermined than I thought!
Opposition to Pelosi slowly collapsing - POLITICO - Rep. Brian Higgin's support deals a setback to the group looking to oust the California Democrat. (will moldy Mouton be the last asshole in the room?)
In backing Pelosi, Higgins got what he wanted -- and so did she
Nancy Pelosi stopped the Bush Social Security privatization plan - Vox - "Never. Is never good enough for you?"
Poll: Democratic voters back Pelosi as speaker by wide margin - politico (and agree Seth Moulton is an idiot and a jerk)


Democrats won House popular vote by largest midterm margin since Watergate - Nationally, Democrats have 53.1 percent of all votes counted while Republicans took 45.2 percent.
What the Polls Got Right This Year, and Where They Went Wrong - The New York Times - Though more accurate over all, the polls mismeasured some of the same areas of the country in the same way ... But while the big picture is much better than in 2016, when the polls systematically underestimated Donald J. Trump in the battleground states, some details are eerily similar.
Democrats see rural gains bolstering fight for White House in 2020 | Reuters - The message, rooted in healthcare and economic inequality ... Beyond the victories, Democrats increased their share of the vote in dozens of the country's most rural congressional districts (non-white voters)

It's over. Democrat Ben McAdams ousts Republican Rep. Mia Love by 694 votes ... meanwhile, in the states' other close-up-to-the-end race, Proposition 4 that seeks to end gerrymandering by creating an independent commission to redraw political boundaries after each Census also won (all driven by Prop 2 medical marijuana)



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't rich. There's no reason to talk about it.
Words We're Watching: What Is 'The Ratio' and 'Ratioed' | Merriam-Webster
Sarah Palin mocks Ocasio-Cortez's 'basic civics' knowledge, falls into Twitter ratio abyss (Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods)

Judge dismisses female genital mutilation charges in historic case (cutting off you daughter's clit is "free speech" and up to "the states to regulate" yes, "regulate")

Judge notes 'sad irony' of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi's s abortion law -- The law made exceptions only for medical emergencies or cases in which there's a "severe fetal abornormalty." There were no exceptions for incidents of rape or incest.
U.S. abortion rates dropped to record low between 2006 and 2015 - Axios
Number of abortions in U.S. hit historic low in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available - The Washington Post

All they have to do is run around the city while playing a horn - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Arkansas' Medicaid Works plan, which is aimed at limiting the reach of the ACA Medicaid expansion, is working as intended.

Will Fox Business Network Take Action After Lou Dobbs Tells Judge to "Go to Hell"? - Lou Dobbs is the Sean Hannity of Fox Business Network
Trump Helped Roger Ailes Create Fox Business Network, the Most Pro-Trump Cable Outlet

Ex-Facebook President Sean Parker Funded Race-Baiting Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith's Super PAC (racist tech-bro)
All the rudiments of hatred are present everywhere - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Decline and Fall of the Zuckerberg Empire (evil will out)
As Facebook faces fire, heat turns up on No. 2 Sandberg - her carefully cultivated image as an eloquent feminist leader is showing cracks. Questions these days aren't so much about whether she'll run for the Senate or even president, but whether she ought to keep her job at Facebook. ... "Every day executives are fired for a fraction of infractions these two have committed" (anti-Semitic Sheryl, how have the mightly fallen)


An Atomwaffen Member Sketched a Map to Take the Neo-Nazis Down. What Path Officials Took Is a Mystery. - Some experts and former officials see the case as part of a larger pattern, evidence that federal agencies are understaffed and out of position in confronting the threat of white supremacist terrorism -- even as the FBI's latest report shows a spike in hate crimes for the third straight year.


Police: Dog injures 12 children at Oklahoma City elementary school | WTVC (terrorist dog attack)


Most people are bad at arguing. These 2 techniques will make you better. - Vox


All Feminists Must Stand Up For Trans Liberation | HuffPost



Is there an altitude on Venus where both temperature and air pressure are habitable for humans, and you could stand in open air with just an oxygen mask? : askscience

Over 8 years, healthcare data breaches affected 164 million patients. But a new study finds that hackers are not the biggest problem, with 53% of breaches caused by healthcare organizations' own mistakes or neglect. : science


What's the weirdest rumor you've heard about yourself? : AskReddit

The Mind of an Anti-Vaxxer | 0:21 : videos

What were you most surprised to learn about the opposite sex? : AskReddit ... lavalamp ball syndrome ...

What's a genuine question you have that Google can't seem to answer but maybe somebody on Reddit can? : AskReddit


Adult furry erotica site hacked, with information stolen from nearly half a million subscribers - 500K is 1 in 651 Americans or pretty much 2 kids at every high school.

6500 dark web sites deleted in one attack : news ... the balls-deep web ...

Eschaton: Amazon Cuomo - Aside from the corruption, I really think Amazon Cuomo truly believed that the people of the world (and New York!) would be so impressed that he won the Amazon lottery and he is confused by the criticism. -- Somebody buy this man an internet. (he can't type)

Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday | Technology | The Guardian - Customer's names and email addresses posted on website, tech giant confirms




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Climate change will bring multiple disasters at once, study warns: In the not-too-distant future we can expect a cascade of catastrophes, some gradual, others abrupt, all compounding as climate change takes a greater toll. : science
Subsidizing upstate New York nuclear power plants more expensive than new wind: shutting down nuclear and replacement with onshore wind will save $ 7.9 Billion till 2050, while reducing CO2 by 20.1 to 27.4 Mt more than nuclear. : science

California fires: Trump administration now blames devastation on 'radical environmentalists' (carnage in the forests! mobs of libtards tieing themselves to burning trees!)
GOP county chairman deletes image calling wildfires 'God's punishment for liberal California' - Really? Did the dumbass who said that realize that Paradise, CA was literally the city in the US with the most churches per capita? As far as divine wrath goes, killing your own flock seems kind of counterproductive ...

Phil Murphy ate at swanky restaurant while NJ storm raged ("raging" 5 inches)

Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers - The Washington Post - The CDC told consumers to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, no matter where or when the lettuce was grown.
AFM: Experts chase the cause acute flaccid myelitis - The Washington Post


More Than 50 Killed By Suicide Bomber In Afghanistan Capital | HuffPost - More than 70 other people were injured in the Kabul attack, according to a spokesman for the interior ministry. (it will never be too much)
'He's afraid people want to kill him' : White House discusses possible Trump visit to troops in Iraq or Afghanistan

Don't Let Russia Lead Interpol - The international law-enforcement organization is dangerously close to losing its legitimacy. (final steps in Trumpian devolution, make the crooks into the cops!)
The world can't let Russia run Interpol. My experiences show why -- By William Browder (whose idea was this, anyway)

I'm a reporter for NBC News. We realized Russia's disinformation playbook is hiding in plain sight -- so we made a documentary to tell everyone about it. AMA

Moroccan Woman Arrested After Cooking Boyfriend and Serving His Body With Rice

Child bride auctioned on Facebook by family in 'barbaric use of technology' : news


In Bosnia, Entrenched Ethnic Divisions Are a Warning to the World - The New York Times

Trump administration prepares to add Venezuela to list of state sponsors of terrorism - The Washington Post


Trump says U.S. stands by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder - Axios (pardons Bone Saw, says he's totally innocent, just like "me!!!")
Trump defends Saudi Arabia's denial about the planning of Khashoggi's death
In Extraordinary Statement, Trump Stands With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing - The New York Times
Trump says US stands with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing : politics
His Kinda Guy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
In unusual statement disputing the CIA and filled with exclamation points, Trump backs Saudi ruler after Khashoggi killing - "Maybe he did and maybe he didn't!" the president said of whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew of the journalists slaying ("and don't bother me with your stupid "intelligence!")
Ex-CIA chief calls on Congress to declassify CIA findings on Khashoggi killing : politics
Amnesty says Saudi activists beaten, tortured in detention


Dow may drop 2,000 points more before market selling done: CNBC survey (Trump boom!)
Opinion | The New Economy and the Trump Rump - The New York Times - Why we went from regional divide to political chasm. - Krugman
The two big reasons there really might be a recession in 2020 - The Washington Post
Tech's 'FAANG' stocks have lost more than $1 trillion and counting from highs amid tech rout
Once popular tech stocks like Facebook and Apple are now getting crushed: Here's what happened (Zuck is a crook; iPhones are too expensive; bitcoin tanking)


In blow to Trump's immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico
Feds have paid undercover informants in migrant caravan - The 4,000 migrants have used WhatsApp text message groups to communicate along their journey, and DHS personnel have joined those groups to gather info.
Troops Rushed To Border To Guard Against Caravan Leaving Before Migrants Arrive : politics

Mueller might soon bring charges that even Trump die-hards can't trivialize
Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton - The New York Times
Morat20 comments on Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton
Thread by @SethAbramson: "(THREAD) Pre-election Russia collusion may take down Trump. It's equally possible the Trumps' pre- and post-election collusion with Saudi Arabia the UAE, and Israel will do it -- a course of collusion also connected to the Kremlin []"
Mueller Controversy: Trump Has Repeatedly Broken His Oath of Office. Now It's Up to Congress to Hold Him Accountable.
Mueller says powers still intact amid DOJ overhaul - POLITICO
Americans divide along partisan lines over protecting special counsel - CBS News poll - CBS News - Overall, 52 percent of Americans think Congress should pass legislation to protect the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation from being fired, including three out of four Democrats and most independents. Sixty-seven percent of Republicans, however, disagree. (Fox-watching morons support Russian control of America)
Carolyne Cass Admits Mueller Rape Report Has False Information She Didn't Want Published - Cass opens up and tells us that she does not know if Mueller was actually the person who raped her and that both Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman published and shared, against her will 'inaccurate' statements

Suddenly, Matthew Whitaker's Financial Disclosure Form Is Going to See the Light of Day

We now know more about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's finances than we do Trump's
Misogyny has become central to the Republican mission -- and the GOP is dying as a result

Trump's Base Isn't Enough - the 2018 wave was indisputably unlike any other in recent midterm history: It came with exceptionally high turnout. Turnout is currently estimated at 116 million voters, or 49.4 percent of the voting-eligible population. That's an astounding number; only 83 million people voted in 2014, by contrast

Ivanka Trump Repeatedly Used Personal Email at White House, Review Finds - The New York Times
Did Someone Say...EMAILS? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lock her up? : politics
'Fox & Friend' spent months blasting Hillary Clinton's email use. Ivanka Trump got 25 seconds.
Nate Silver on Twitter: "If you're one of those news organizations that treated Clinton's private emails like they were a national emergency, the solution isn't to treat Ivanka's private emails like they're also a national emergency -- rather, it's to acknowledge that you kinda fucked up on Clinton."

Obama suggests Trump has 'mommy issues' | Daily Mail Online - -- Without mentioning Trump by name, he said says the reason the problems aren't solved is because of 'hate, anger, racism, mommy issues'

He's an architect in Manhattan. He got $3,300 from Trump's farm bailout


Obama praises 'extraordinary' Pelosi amid leadership battle
Marcia Fudge vouched for man now accused of killing ex-wife - POLITICO - The potential rival to Nancy Pelosi for speaker faces a new political problem. (Dems try to undermine all the work voters did)
Nancy Pelosi Revived Obamacare After Democrats Left It for Dead - Nancy Pelosi's Fight (but shes old! and a woman!)

Stacey Abrams Says She Was Almost Blocked From Voting In Georgia Election : politics

Mississippi Senate race devolves into racial melee - POLITICO - One ad showed Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith with black men in nooses (not a bit racist) .
Embattled Hyde-Smith posted photo of herself in confederate hat - POLITICO - "Mississippi history at its best" she said ... where she posed for a picture she put on Facebook. (the whistles have become shrieks)
Walmart withdraws donations to Cindy Hyde-Smith after criticism

They're prepping for a race war. And they see Trump as their 'ray of hope' - South Africa has become a twisted meme for the far right online. A favorite for extreme right-wingers like Katie Hopkins, a British provocateur, and Laura Southern, a Canadian alternative media personality, who have developed a substantial following. (black boogeypeople coming for your trailer park as Trump stokes the fires in their tiny brains)

Xochitl Torres Small wins New Mexico 2nd District to boost Democrat House majority - Democrats have now flipped a net 38 GOP-held seats, expanding their majority in the Congress that starts in January.

Arkansas's s Medicaid experiment has proved disastrous - This summer, Arkansas became the first state to require poor people to prove they're employed to receive Medicaid. Critics say the state is trying to save money on the backs of the poor. That's nonsense, Arkansas officials reply. They want to *help* the poor (sadistic Republican fuckers fucking poor people)

Trump Fans Sink Savings Into 'Iraqi Dinar' Scam -- President's true believers are convinced he's going to make them millionaires with Iraqi currency. (with his face on it; morons will be morons)


Actress Claims Michael Avenatti Dragged Her Across Apartment, Called Her An 'Ungrateful Fucking Bitch'

Giving Money to an Elite Private University is the Worst Kind of "Charity" - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Bloomfuck) Matthews is right that there have been much worse vanity donations to universities that don't need the money, but if you want bang for the buck state schools without selective admissions are where to go.


It's Almost as Though "Pro-Life" Advocates Aren't - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "pro-l;ife" advocates in the Ohio legislature are advocating killing women and doctors.

Former MSU president Lou Anna Simon charged with two felonies for lying about Nassar investigation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Former MSU President Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police, making her the third person charged by the Michigan Attorney General's Office in its investigation of the university related to Larry Nassar -- The utterly disgraceful conduct of Michigan States Board of Trustees during this horror show should never be forgotten.


5-year-old girl, sister of Taylor Hayes, is shot in West Baltimore, expected to survive, police say - Baltimore Sun

The girl in the wheelchair was told she was critically ill. Her mother's brutal murder exposed the truth = Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental condition where a parent grafts fictitious sicknesses onto a child.

Prosecutors blame serial rapist for 1969 murder of Harvard student Jane Britton - The Boston Globe - (wheels of justice grinding very slowly)

Mom sues Texas Roadhouse after being told to cover up while breastfeeding : news

Glamour Magazine to Cease Regular Print Publication - The New York Times - yes another women's magazine is moving away from print (pivot to digital!)


A significant proportion of suicidal teens treated in one psychiatric emergency department said that watching the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' had increased their suicide risk, a University of Michigan study finds. : science

Representative Joe Kennedy reverses himself, calls for pot legalization nationwide - The Boston Globe - change of heart comes in an opinion piece for STAT on the same day that recreational marijuana sales began for the first time in Massachusetts. (retarded, and looking at you, Maaaty and Chaawlie)
Here are the menu's at Massachusett's first 2 recreational marijuana dispensaries
A look at what people in Massachusetts are Googling on the first day of recreational marijuana sales - The Boston Globe
A look at how long wait times are in the lines outside the two recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe (with pics of potheads! for their employers to see



Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to autism: a cohort study of more than 129,000 children found a modest association between exposure of nitric oxide (a traffic air pollutant) to pregnant women, and a higher risk of their children developing autism by the age of 5. : science




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A fire, a newborn baby and a pact: Tales of survival from Paradise - San Francisco Chronicle - Remarkable escapes as firestorm swept through town

Chicago hospital shooting: Police officer, gunman and 2 others dead after Mercy Hospital attack - Chicago Tribune

Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state's worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades -- a school in North Carolina where many families claim religious exemption from vaccines ... Asheville Waldorf School (Jesus said no-vax, anti-vax idiots call it "medical terrorism")
Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state's worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades


Stats about girls in India are alarming. Meet 18-year-old Anjali. - The Lily - Girlhood Around the World

An Irish teenager said she was raped. Then her lacy underwear was used against her. - The Washington Post

Pompeo handed Riyadh a plan to shield MBS from Khashoggi fallout: Source | Middle East Eye - US Secretary of State gave Mohammed bin Salman a roadmap to insulate himself from the scandal, a senior Saudi source tells MEE
After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against king's favorite son

Troops at U.S.-Mexican border to start coming home - POLITICO

Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year - The Washington Post (so, Lock! Her! Up!)
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year : politics

Ex-FBI Lawyer Drops Big Hints on Trump Obstructing Justice

Denial is not a foreign policy - The Washington Post
Trump once again rejects US intelligence he finds inconvenient : politics

Book Offers Firsthand Account of a Venomous Den Inside the White House - The New York Times - Cliff Sims, a former Trump aide who has written a new book, kept hundreds of pages of notes during his time at the White House

A look at Trump's 'A-lus' weekend: Finnish leaf-raking, 'Pleasure,' Calif., and Adam Schitt

CNN drops suit against White House after Acosta's press pass is fully restored -- New rules -- Reporters must ask only one question of the president at news conferences, but they can follow up with another if the president consents. A reporter must then "yield the floor" including giving up a microphone. Failure to abide by these rules, the White House letter said, will result in revocation of a journalist's White House pass.
Trump targets Acosta ouster -- again -- So a court fight could result in a precedent that curtails freedom to cover the most powerful official in the world from the literal front row.
White House Tells Acosta He Will Be Banned Again in Two Weeks : news

The most revealing quote from Trump's latest Fox New interview ... "we got rid of the individual mandate, which was the most unpopular thing you can imagine, health care -- I got rid of it" ("extremism in defense of insanity is no sin")
3 takeaways from Trump's testy Fox News interview -- "The one most important takeaway from the interview is that Trump is bonkers and unfit for public office."
Trump's pattern of insulting war heroes continues with commander of bin Laden raid - insults of war heroes and military families who criticize him are a feature, not a bug, of his presidency. (yeah, Cadet Bone Spurs knows all about military stuff)
Trump's Attacks on Admiral McRaven Have Successfully Pissed Off Everyone

Trump's Border Stunt Is a Profound Betrayal of Our Military -- The president used America's military not against any real threat but as toy soldiers, with the intent of manipulating a domestic midterm election.

'Takes all of the oxygen out' : Trump further divides political map for 2020 - Nearly 6 in 10 white, college-educated women voted for a Democratic House candidate, an eight-point increase from the 51?percent that supported Hillary Clinton in 2016. Young people also moved, with 67 percent of voters under the age of 30 supporting a Democrat in the House, compared to 55 percent who supported Clinton.

Trump's crowd-size estimates: Increasingly unbelievable

Why did Trump's lies fail so badly? Important new data provides a clue. -- With the Democratic edge in the House popular vote now swelling to nearly eight points -- 53 percent to 45.3 percent -- it's clear that the country decisively rejected this Trumpist story ... All of the districts across the country that will now be controlled by Democrats "account for 61 percent of America's gross domestic product" while all the districts that will now be controlled by Republicans account for 38 percent.

A $12 Billion Program to Help Farmers Stung by Trump's Trade War Has Aided Few - Mr. Trump, who has had broad support in many farm states, still insists that his get-tough approach to trade will ultimately help American farmers ... (moronocracy suckers: Make America Shit Again and "Sonny' Perdue has a big fat belly)

From dire warnings to happy talk: Trump changes his tune after the midterms - The Washington Post


Sixteen dissident Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker - The Washington Post ... Seth Moulton (Mass.) ... Stephen F. Lynch (Mass.) (Dems will always, always, fuck things up)
Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as speaker - The Boston Globe
Rep. Seth Moulton faces town-hall pushback for opposing Pelosi - POLITICO
This Is Just Sad - Lawyers, Guns & Money - #13WhiteGuys
Erik Loomis on Twitter: "This increasingly feels like an IDC caucus in the Democratic Party attacking the fact that the party is moving to the left. https://t.co/iIRVNgm5AN"

Always Projection: The Invention of Political Correctness - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The conservative movement has long dismissed the value of neutral expertise


No, Democrats Didn't Win The Senate. But They Did Better Than It Seems - Democrats lost seats in the Senate, but still overperformed

Thomas Farr Devised Ways to Keep Blacks From Voting. Mitch McConnell Wants to Make Him a Judge. - A protigi of Jesse Helms wrote a law targeting minority voters with 'surgical precision' in North Carolina - His nomination is part of a plan to pack the courts with extremists.

Why the blood of a 1955 Mississippi murder drenches today's Senate race - Will Bunch -- Cindy Hyde-Smith (evil bitch, front row at the lynching! )
If Republicans don't want to be called racist ... (maybe they shouldn't act like racist assholes)


Sherrod Brown Is Right to Say Brian Kemp Stole the Georgia Governor's Election from Stacey Abrams - Lessons from Sherrod Brown and Chuck Todd.

How Marco Rubio's sad decline explains the Republican Party (Trump cocksucker)
Brenda Snipes submits resignation as Broward elections supervisor - Sun Sentinel
DID BRENDA KILL BILL? (looks like it: bad ballot design by incompetent Dem kills Bill Nelson)

GOP Legislatures Try To Curb Democratic Governors' Power -- Some of the steps Republicans are expected to take will almost surely be challenged in court. (b/c they can, and they are purely evil)


How Trump administration pressure to dump 4-H's LGBT policy led to Iowa leader's firing (only took them 6 months to go this deep into thir hatreds)

Wisconsin Republicans Get Fewer Votes, Claim Mandate to Govern from Gerrymandered Districts


A Record Number of Women Were Just Elected But The Women's March Is Imploding -- group just can't igure out how to deal with its Louis Farrakhan problem.

The Truth About George Soros Tablet Magazine - Understanding the Jewish billionaire -- who is neither the villain of right-wing caricature, nor the angel of left-wing hagiography

The Domination of Fake News - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This story about how the invented propaganda Facebook spreads for profit works is chilling:

Eschaton: The Racism Is Coming From Inside Your Neighbor's House - One of the obvious myths embraced by our objectitudinal journamalismists is that racism is something for hicks from the sticks, and maybe the occasional southern politician, and that's it.

Emily Scheck, a lesbian runner at Canisius College, regains eligibility in NCAA funding dispute - The Washington Post (too much bad PR, even for monsters, and also, her lying parents are very bad people who will never live down their evil, hello, Timothy Scheck, infamous on the internets for all eternity)

FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say : news


Denver Dad Chris Watts Gets Life in Prison as Attorneys Reveal Daughter Fought for Her Life


International Men's Day: More heels! - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The Boston Globe creates a new section dedicated to marijuana coverage - The Boston Globe


MDMA makes people cooperative, but not gullible. In a study of 20 adult men, participants playing a game cooperated more if they'd taken MDMA, but only if their opponent was trustworthy. : science

I am an employment attorney here to tell you how to respond to sexual harassment in the workplace in the "#MeToo" era. Ask Me Anything! : IAmA

Members of the multi-billionaire philanthropic Sackler family that owns the maker of prescription painkiller OxyContin are facing mass litigation and likely criminal investigation over the opioids crisis still ravaging America. : news

[Serious] Cancer survivors of Reddit, when did you first notice something was wrong? : AskReddit

What is your opinion on the moon? : AskReddit

/u/hexjunki laments the death of fictional world-building in the face of endless plagiarism. : bestof

Tekashi69 Arrested on Racketeering, Firearms Charges : news

Who's someone that "gets a pass" because they're famous but really shouldn't because they've done/are involved in some shady sh*t? : AskReddit
What's the worst adult tantrum you've ever witnessed? : AskReddit
The 90s had blind dating, in the 2000's we had FWB's , 2010's gave us Tinder, what will be the new dating trend of the next decade? : AskReddit


The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About: It's not being mean to reporters, "The biggest freedom-of-the-press issue is that Trump is working with Comcast and AT&T and Verizon to end net neutrality." : technology




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Cleaning Up the Cuyahoga - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire. This was hardly the first time. It had happened several times actually. In fact, it was so not notable that there are no known images of the fire. It was too commonplace.

School shootings have fueled a $2.7 billion school safety industry. What makes kids safer? - Washington Post - Billions are being spent to protect children from school shootings. Does any of it work? (no, but the fear and death industry profits)
Holy crap, Mad Magazine isn't pulling any punches. - Album on Imgur ... Z is for ZOE who won't be the last
Holy crap, Mad Magazine isn't pulling any punches. : pics - I mean, around 16 people were killed and 55 injured in shootings across the US just yesterday according to gunviolencearchive.org. That's almost as many people that died at Parkland.

After trading barbs all year, Newsom and Trump meet at California fire zone - POLITICO (oh look, Newsom is 6 inches taller than Trumpster)
California fire: What started as a tiny brush fire became the state's deadliest wildfire. Here's how
California fire: Death toll in and around Paradise grows to 76 with 1,276 still missing as Trump visits - Los Angeles Times
Trump told Niinistv revealed raking being crucial part of fire prevention in Finland -- The Finnish president says he never mentioned raking (you don't mean Trump lied, again?)
Smoke from California's Camp Fire : gifs

'You should have died in the Holocaust' : Neo-Nazi harassment is not free speech, judge rules ... Court documents note that by spring 2017, the family had received more than 700 violent and threatening communications ... "There is no First Amendment right to call upon hundreds of thousands of readers to launch a public attack on a private individual with the intent of ruining her life. That's simply not something that our Constitution protects" ("hundreds of thousands" in the flying-monkey army of Trump Nazi zombies)

Death toll rises to 11 children in adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey rehabilitation center : news


The Land That Failed to Fail - The New York Times - China Rules - The West was sure the Chinese approach would not work. It just had to wait. It's still waiting. (But Larry Summers told us it would fail!)


Dominic Raab: Restart Brexit talks and say UK won't be 'bullied' POLITICO (conservative assholes always project their evil)
New Evidence Emerges of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica's Role in Brexit - Newly surfaced e-mails show that the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Cambridge Analytica, the Big Data company that he worked for at the time, were simultaneously incubating both nationalist political movements in 2015. (lock up the fascist fuckers)
Eschaton: Prime Minister Deals - The first "agreement" (which hasn't yet been agreed to) was about more high minded framework stuff. The next set of dealing is where every single country in the EU gets to demand their little piece -- A seven-page declaration published last week is set to become a much heavier document after member states made a series of interventions in meetings with the European commission for additional text. One EU diplomat said: "It's a Christmas tree and all the member states are putting their baubles on it." (hahaha nationalist Brit fuckers)


Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible | Reuters (refused to listen to the tape of Khassoggi screaming, said it was "fake news" probably invented by "lying Acosta.")
Trump: 'I Don't Want to Hear Khashoggi Tape -- I"t's a suffering tape. It's a terrible tape. I've been fully briefed on it. There's no reason for me to hear it. ... It was very violent, very vicious, and terrible" ("but I don't believe Mohammed Bone Saw had anything to do with it")
Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it' (Arab fuckers bought him, years ago, on sale after Putin took the best outfits)
Trump Says He Was 'Fully Briefed' and Also 'Not Briefed Yet' But Either Way Saudi Crown Prince 'Absolutely' Not Involved Because Trump Knows 'Everything That Went On' Without Listening to Tape of Khashoggi Murder
Trump: 'I Don't Want to Hear' Khashoggi Tape
Trump: 'I don't know' if Saudi prince lied (said the biggest liar)
'Smoking gun' would help implicate Saudi prince, Senate Republican says ... Missouri Republican Roy Blunt, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee (doesn't believe US "Intelligence" ("I need the video of Mohammed Bone Saw chopping him up," Blunt said. "Then maybe I might start to believe this improbable anti-Trump story about some stupid fake-news guy" he said)
Top White House Official for Saudi Policy Resigns: NYT - The Daily Beast (fired, actually, for not being pro-murder enough)


The U.S. joined with Russia, China and North Korea in rejecting cyber pact. Nobody will say why. : politics (a mystery)


Trump Claims He 'Did Not Know' Whitaker's Views on Russia Probe (and if you believe that ...)
Trump says he wouldn't stop acting attorney general from curtailing Mueller probe (but he would never tell him to do that) Trump also said Sunday that he could not envision a situation in which he would try to amend the Constitution to run for a third term as president in 2024. (said the lying liar President for Life)

Trump suggests venerated Navy SEAL commander should have found bin Laden faster - The Washington Post (support our troops!)

Republicans battle to defend Trump from threat of impeachment - POLITICO - Lawmakers are jockeying for the top GOP spot on the House Judiciary Committee, which will be ground zero for Democratic attacks on the president ... Jim Jordan, R-Asshole)
Trump labels Schiff 'little Adam Schitt'
Trump's "three-hour work day" is over once a Democratic congress starts investigating, conservative CNN host says (they coming for you, Big Trump Shit)
Trump Says He's Unlikely to Sit for Interview in Russia Investigation - President Trump had maintained over the past year that he was willing to be interviewed by the special counsel - The president also claimed that he had no idea that his acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, viewed the Mueller investigation skeptically, despite reports that the two had multiple conversations about the inquiry over the past year. (Satan lies, always)


Unfixable: Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was never the same. - The Washington Post - Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was never the same. (Trumpsters have wrecked the country permanently)

Education, Not Income, Predicted Who Would Vote For Trump | FiveThirtyEight (the real "big sort" -- people with brains and the fox-watching walking dead)

: How lies become truth in online America ... one of the most popular on Facebook among Trump-supporting conservatives over 55.


These Americans Are Done With Politics - The New York Times - The Exhausted Majority needs a break. (oh look, the NYT does yet another of their endless series of visits to Iowa/Kansas to interview very special red staters who are very "exhausted"

'A cancer on democracy' : the battle to end gerrymandering in America

Maine's pioneering ranked-choice election likely to catch on nationally (get up to speed, Massholes)

Is Trump country really better off under Trump? No. It's falling further behind

Chuck Schumer, feckless hack - Well, in 2017, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) opened an investigation into Facebook over Russiagate and misinformation generally. (Far from being some fire-breathing populist, Warner is among the most milquetoast, business-friendly Democrats who has ever held high office.) But Schumer has raised more money from Facebook than any other member of Congress, his daughter works there, and he helped get his former staffer appointed to the Federal Trade Commission (which oversees Facebook). In concert with Facebook brass, he told Warner to lay off the company, reported the Times: (Chuckie Fuckie is a neo-con self-serving crooked asshole)

Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Gubernatorial Race To Ron DeSantis | HuffPost - The announcement comes after a week and a half of uncertainty over a recount.
Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race


These House Committees Could Make Or Break A Progressive Agenda | HuffPost - The fight for the future of the Democratic Party is already happening on Capitol Hill ... four ultra-powerful committees: Appropriations, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, or Financial Services.

Women Won The House For Democrats, But Men May End Up Running It | HuffPost - Congresswomen eager to take on leadership roles may get edged out by influential male colleagues. Not a good look, folks! (men are increasingly the problem, everywhere)

Ocasio-Cortez backs campaign to primary fellow Democrats - POLITICO - The incoming congresswoman endorses an effort by the group Justice Democrats to make the House Democratic Caucus more liberal and diverse by taking on incumbents. (get rid of pink fucker Moulton, pls)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins the rigged conservative shame game by refusing to play : politics - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins the rigged conservative shame game -- by refusing to play

After a bumpy day of missing ballots, troubled Broward recount put on ice until the morning - Sun Sentinel


Say Adios to Matt Rinaldi, the Texas Lawmaker Who Called ICE to Report Latino Protesters (bye-bye, asshole) Maybe ICE is hiring.


America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths : politics - Maternal mortality rates ... The US is doing better than Brazil, about as good as Armenia and slightly better than Afghanistan. (and by "America" we mean "homoicdal Repubican Red State Fuckers")

The Best Way To Save People From Suicide - The Huffington Post - "What if this is what we should be doing? What if it's tht simple?" ... "If you plan on killing yourself this weekend, I need to know" (worth the read, Cyndi)

'Predatory' Dartmouth professors plied students with alcohol and raped them : news

The dramatic implosion of 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye' is a lesson -- and a warning ... published in 1997 by then-21-year-old Joshua Harris, launched a revolution in the evangelical Christian world ... Sexual impurity was a "grimy film that coats the soul" ... Fast-forward to 2016: Those teens who swore off dating have grown up, and they're angry. (trapped in a culture of Satan's lies)

Far right protesters left stranded in Philadelphia after taxi drivers refuse to pick them up | The Independent - Only two dozen marchers turn up to right wing rally

School has SEVENTEEN children changing gender as teacher says vulnerable pupils are being 'tricked' nto believing they are the wrong sex -- Whistleblower teacher makes shocking claim that 'most are autistic' | Daily Mail Online ... powerful transgender lobby ... convincing autistic children ... they are the wrong sex (transepidemic)

The Battle Of Athens | american HERITAGE - The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation.
The Battle of Athens -- When WWII Veterans stood up to the corrupt Local Government in Tennessee ... Due to prior scams involved in local elections, the GI's pointed out their slogan -- Your Vote Will Be Counted As Cast ... The GI Government collapsed in 1947 and was replaced with a clique similar to the one they had been fighting against
Battle of Athens (1946) - Wikipedia

One of Jesus's Most Famous Lines Wasn't in Original Gospels -- One of the most famous moral teachings involving Jesus and an adulterous woman didn't become part of the Bible until at least a hundred years after the Gospel of John was written. - "Judge not lest ye be judged" ("Let him is who without sin cast the first rock" and Jesus "wrote" many books)

What Great Listeners Actually Do - Harvard Business Review - Pocket (HBS tells you how to have a human-to-human conversation)


An inside look at how sadistic the American mental health system is. : bestof

Students who receive sexuality education, including refusal skills training, before college matriculation are at lower risk of experiencing sexual assault during college. : science

A new study finds that cutting your time on social media to 30 minutes a day reduces your risk of depression and loneliness : technology


ELI5: the term 'Bourgeois Nationalism' : explainlikeimfive

Older people of Reddit, what do you think is BETTER about today's youth? : AskReddit

What is the moment during your relationship that made you decide "I will marry you."? : AskReddit
What is your NSFW secret you are NOT proud of? : AskReddit
Reddit, what is the worst secret your SO is keeping from you, but that you actually know? : AskReddit

What's the worst case of over-sharing you've experienced on social media? : AskReddit
People who've been blocked on Twitter by a famous person, what got you blocked ? (see the Dan Schneider riff)


Smart speakers have no idea how to give us news - The Verge (google is reinventing radio and it sucks)

Tumblr is missing from Apple's App Store -- Apple has removed apps from the store in the past. Earlier this year, it booted Telegram after it became clear that the messaging app was being used to distribute child pornography. (see, the reason why you can't stop governments from spying on you is always child porno)




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Likely New House Science Chair Seeks to Move Away from "Suspicion" of Science (and reality in general)

Since 9/11, the U.S. has spent $6 trillion on wars that have caused half a million deaths: report : politics (keep looking forward, so we can do it all over again)

Trump: Not raking weeds contributing to fires : politics
In California, One Community Reflects on a Fire as Others Still Burn - The New York Times
Trump again suggests California mismanaged forests as he heads to fire-damaged state - The Washington Post - Trump's response to natural disasters has varied, and sometimes appears to depend on the partisan makeup of the state or region affected.
Camp Fire's Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74
Camp Fire refugees create new town of 'Wallywood' as officials struggle with housing crisis - "This is on an order of magnitude beyond what we thought was one of the worst disaster recoveries we would be faced with"
Smoke Days Are Now California's Snow Days -- Wildfire smoke has closed schools and canceled events across Northern California. But not everyone can stay indoors.

The New York Area Was Nearly Paralyzed by 6 Inches of Snow. What Went Wrong? - The New York Times

U.S. Household Debt is Nearly a Trillion Dollars Higher Than it Was Before The 2008 Recession : politics (wait, you mean it trickled UP?)


France's climate change commitments trigger rising diesel prices and street protests

Eschaton: Bored Now - Perhaps Theresa May's cunning plan has been "no Brexit" all along?
Immigration worries drove the Brexit vote. Then attitudes changed. - The Washington Post - 48 percent in June 2016 to 17 percent in October (b/c Putin's propaganda stopped)

Israel Police to recommend Netanyahu be tried for media corruption : news

The once poisoned and imprisoned foes of Putin gather in London - The Washington Post - Russian dissidents and their Western allies honor Sergei Magnitsky.

Argentina's missing submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard. : news

Russian tipped to take over Interpol in Kremlin victory | News | The Times - A Russian official is favourite to be the next head of Interpol in spite of concerns that Moscow has been using the international policing agency to target political opponents ... The election follows the disappearance of Meng Hongwei,

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination (Trump and Jared are complicit)
CIA Khashoggi findings 'highly damaging' to Mohammed bin Salman - Agency must have solid proof that Saudi prince ordered journalist's killing, says official ... It came after Donald Trump and his national security adviser, John Bolton, had tried to shield him from criminal investigations that have incriminated 21 Saudi agents in the grisly murder. (so, complicit in torture and murder)

CIA Determines Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi's Assassination - The conclusion that Mohammed bin Salman ordered the journalist's murder contradict the Saudi government's version

Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing - The Washington Post
Trump hails Saudis as 'spectacular ally' in wake of CIA Khashoggi reports (they help us how, again?)
Trump is defending Mohammed bin Salman's lies. Congress must insist on the truth. (his face is big but his brain is small) Jared Kushner raised concerns among administration officials by communicating with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on private channels, including through WhatsApp : worldnews - Jared Kushner's ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Mohammed Bone Saw)

Khassoggi Death: Trump won't believe his own intelligence community -- again ... Trump has been shown evidence of the prince's involvement but remains skeptical that Mohammed ordered the killing. (traitor-in-chief is owned by RU and SA but he has the "best brain")

Woman says she married Khashoggi in ceremony kept secret from his fiancee and some in his family - The Washington Post
If Trump sacrifices Fethullah Gulen to protect Saudi Arabia, he will make a mockery of the U.S. extradition system : politics

Decades of Fake News, Courtesy of the Kremlin : politics

Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews? - The New York Times - Jewish communities stand more divided than ever on whether to embrace or denounce Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. (very divided on the totally evil question)

Decorated Navy SEAL Is Accused of War Crimes in Iraq - The New York Times


How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks's Assange - a remarkable shift by both the American government and President Trump, who repeatedly lauded WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign for its releases of Democratic emails, stolen by Russian agents, that damaged his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Booting Jim Acosta from the White House was bad for press rights. Charging Julian Assange might be worse. - The Washington Post
Trump: If Someone Pulls an Acosta in the Future, 'I Will Leave' (if they are impolite to the supreme leader)


More than 14,000 immigrant children are in U.S. custody, an all-time high - SFChronicle.com (America hates children)


Trump'ss battle to destroy the Mueller investigation is officially doomed - His attempts to fight Mueller were so ham-handed and so public that it made it impossible for him and his administration to shut Mueller down. (obstructer-in-chief, lock him up! )

In Which Brett Kavanaugh's Replacement is Somehow More Evil Than Brett Kavanaugh - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Especially popular in Florida bars, dwarf-tossing is the strange spectacle in which competitors throw Velcro-clad little people at a wall or mattress like a shotput. The longest toss wins. (yes, it's stupid and evil all the way down)

Matthew Whitaker's denial about his company's alleged fraud just suffered a major blow (lying asshole bully crook now running DOJ)
Opinion | Matthew Whitaker and the Corruption of Justice - The New York Times - whether it is part of a broader attempt to subvert the rule of law.
"Illegal, Unheard of, Highly Suspicious" : Where Is Matthew Whitaker' Financial Disclosure Form? (hahaha where is Trump's?)
Think Matthew Whitaker is a hack? He's one of many (hacktocracy)
Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker - Sam Clovis talked about his "very good friend" Whitaker.

'This would be a very good time to do a shutdown' Trump says ... if Congress fails to give him the money he wants to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. (shut down youself, you idiot)

House Democrats to Step Up Probe of Trump-Russia Ties - WSJ - Adam Schiff wants to learn more about a deceased GOP activist who sought Hillary Clinton's private emails (Trump bumped him off)

Lou Dobbs Loses His Mind After CNN Defeats White House Over Acosta's Press Access (Fox-brained)

Opinion | Trump Is Beginning to Lose His Grip - The New York Times - It isn't just white suburban women who switched to Democrats. Parts of rural and white working class America peeled off too.
The Democratic blue wave was real: Midterm elections proved that Republicans have only a tenuous hold over the coalition that propelled Trump to the White House in 2016 : politics
Here's what a primary challenge to Trump would accomplish

Chuck Schumer Caved to Facebook and Donald Trump. He Shouldn't Lead Senate Democrats. (Chuckie Fuckie sounds a lot like a Republican asshole)

Why the Right Is So Obsessed With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : politics

America's Election Grid Remains a Patchwork of Vulnerabilities (one of Obama's lowest priorities)

Democratic Rep. Moulton draws fire for campaign to deny Pelosi speaker's job - Prominent liberal activists are openly floating a primary challenge to the two-term Massachusetts congressman, the instigator of the nearly 20 Democratic foes to Pelosi and one who helped recruit several of the incoming freshmen opposing her (speaking of self-serving assholes, vote the fucker out!)
Don't blow it, Democrats. There's only one choice to be the next speaker.


Nearly 3,000 Votes Disappeared From Florida's Recount. That's Not Supposed to Happen (when you let Repubicans count the votes)

Rep. Mia Love jumps ahead of Ben McAdams by 419 votes after updates from Utah, Salt Lake counties - The Salt Lake Tribune (UT finds more Republican votes)

Hyde-Smith Accepts $2,700 Donation from Notorious White Supremacist | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS
In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp - The Washington Post - Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith stumbled recently when, in praise of a supporter, she spoke of her willingness to sit in the front row of a public hanging if he invited her

RIP, California GOP: Republicans lash out after midterm election debacle - POLITICO - There is no message. There is no messenger. There is no money. And there is no infrastructure - In the wake of a near-political annihilation in California that has left even longtime conservative stronghold Orange County bereft of a single Republican in the House of Representatives ... only one hope for reviving the flatlining party: Blow it up and start again from scratch. (yeah, that'll work also b/c you're still Republican assholes)
Going, going ... with midterm wipeout, California Republican Party drifts closer to irrelevance - Los Angeles Times ... "It's dead. It exists in small regional pockets, where there are enough white, non-college-educated working-class communities for there to be a Republican Party. But that's not much"

Ranked-choice voting: Maine proved the concept in 2018 midterms

Republican Governor Says Trump Makes People Into Victims, Encourages them to Blame Others, and Will Never Heal or Unite - Ohio Governor John Kasich, a possible 2020 candidate,

Abortions are declining in Ohio, property taxes for schools are rising. Which issue do you think GOP lawmakers are targeting? Thomas Suddes | cleveland.com - No question, Ohio has had its problems. Unlike Indiana, though, the Buckeye State has never elected a Ku Klux Klan member its governor.

"You Don't Critique My Journalism, I Critique Your Journalism!" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Axios, the innovative meida website that does the center-right inside-baseball gossip format the site's founders made famous, only as bullet point executive summaries: ... All "the shit that's distracting" is, apparently, paragraphs and complex sentences. (simple sentences for simple minds) Look, we've talked to a wide spectrum of affluent conservatives, and they all agree that policies that benefit affluent conservatives are best for the country! WHO ARE YOU? (bullet point: Vanderhei is an asshole) ... "smart brevity format"

"Senator, Why Are You Being Arrested?" (Georgia Republican Fuckers, they wanted her vagina searched for extra cruelty)

The last Republican. Chris Smith is the lone survivor of N.J.'s blue wave in Washington.

A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos - The New York Times (dude, think next time)
A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos : news

Dartmouth students shocked, angered over abuse allegations in lawsuit - The Boston Globe
Dartmouth students sue college, alleging sexual assault by professors - The Boston Globe ... a "21st-century Animal House" ... For years Dartmouth did little to rein in the professors ... Dartmouth's conduct was wanton, malicious, outrageous, and conducted with full knowledge of the law. (professor-gropy-bros made sex a course requirement)

After man was gunned down by US Park Police, two lawmakers want more body cams : politics (as usual, they got away with murder)

Authorities find a rocket launcher and pipe bombs during massive Florida white supremacist sting - Thirty-nine members of the United Aryan Brotherhood and Unforgiven neo-Nazi groups were arrested in a Florida drug trafficking sting

D.C.'s Neo-Nazi Brothers Were Hiding In Plain Sight

Third autopsy results show non-accidental damage to boy found dead in rolled up in gym mat (quite the coverup)
Man, 78, confesses to 90 unsolved murders over four decades, say police : news

Hershee bar: One of the oldest lesbian bars is to be demolished. The city wants a dog park. - The Washington Post ($1.5M for dog park, Lesbians are lower than dogs, is the message)

Yogurt shop employees 'scared' of black man supervising mother-son custody visit -- so cops ask him to 'move along'

Can you fit in this bathroom? Passengers are growing but airplane bathrooms are shrinking - The Washington Post - On some of the newer planes flown by American, Delta and United airlines, the bathrooms in coach are just 24 inches wide. For comparison, that's roughly the width of the average dishwasher or the size of Kim Kardashian's waist

The case for cracking down on Tinder lies - The Washington Post - There should be a legal penalty for obtaining sex through fraud.

Number of Witches in U.S. on the Rise, May Surpass 1.5 Million ... which is higher than the 1.4 million mainline Presbyterians. (that's a lot of broomsticks flying around)

Toddler dead after accidentally shooting himself with gun found under a pillow : news

Woman in alleged GoFundMe scam claims she was set up by boyfriend, homeless man
Serial con artist swindled victims and abandoned her children for decades : news
Serial con artist swindled victims and abandoned her children

Nashville police officer alleges city retaliated after she said she was raped by another officer : news

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 350 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jamestown was a complete disaster in its early years. See, all the European colonial incursions faced a problem: there wasn't very many of them and they violently demanded that Native people work for them for free. When those Native people got sick of being killed, it put the colony in jeopardy. This is really the story over and over again ... but that's not why people in Jamestown were eating each other. That happened because they had become so afraid to leave their tiny fort that they chose to starve rather than incur the wrath of the Native peoples around them. And this was entirely on the English. (it took 11 days from the time they landed to piss off the real Americans)

Trump admin. sued over rules blocking medical marijuana patients from gun ownership : politics
Massachusetts marijuana stores to open Tuesday - The Boston Globe - marijuana retailers in Leicester and Northampton (almost like they planned it that way)

Striking Marriot workers reach tentative agreement with hotel, union says - The Boston Globe

Columbia Gas engineer's failures at root of gas explosions, NTSB says ... with "limited knowledge" (sorry, knowledge costs money)


What's a dark part of American history that gets no attention in schools? : AskReddit


/u/Flite500 explains the top ten medicines/chemicals you should have if society collapses, if the supermarket shelves and pharmacys are empty and you need to survive for an extended period of time. : bestof

Why 536 was 'the worst year to bee alive' - Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe. Not 1918, when the flu killed 50 million to 100 million people, mostly young adults. But 536. In Europe ... A mysterious fog ... Then, in 541, bubonic plague struck the Roman port of Pelusium, in Egypt. What came to be called the Plague of Justinian spread rapidly, wiping out one-third to one-half of the population of the eastern Roman Empire and hastening its collapse ... a cataclysmic volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed ash across the Northern Hemisphere early in 536. Two other massive eruptions followed, in 540 and 547. The repeated blows, followed by plague, plunged Europe into economic stagnation that lasted until 640

ELI5: What exactly are the potential consequences of spanking that researchers/pediatricians are warning us about? Why is getting spanked even once considered too much, and how does it affect development? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that in Michelangelo's painting "The Creation of Adam," there is an anatomically correct image of the human brain behind God, with his right arm extending to the prefrontal cortex, the most "human" part of the brain

The Swan of Tuonela - Wikipedia

6_0221415E23 comments on I'm Emily Conover, physics writer for Science News. Scientists have redefined the kilogram, basing it on fundamental constants of nature. Why? How? What's that mean? AMA!

TIL Christianity has existed in India even before it did in the western world. Since it was established by Saint Thomas the disciple following the death of Jesus. : todayilearned

An older picture of Teresa. She's the love of my life! Happy birthday honey! : pics

OP's powebill goes up by $500. Discovers room-mates bitcoin mining rig hidden in the garage. : bestof

/u/qwertyurmomisfat tells the story about his awful neighbor Caroline; a woman so infamous that other redditors chime in with their own stories about her : bestof

What's the sluttiest thing you've ever done?

What is the worst thing you've ever seen? : AskReddit

Idiocracy: The Great Dumbing Down : videos

The New York Hustle of Amazon's Second Headquarters - The city of hustlers got hustled ... Amazon might receive three billion dollars in breaks in New York alone, the equivalent of every city resident Venmoing $348 to Bezos.

She was reading about her neighbors' Amazon fears. Then came a knock on her door. (sell us your house!)


"I Hope It Cracks Who She Is Wide Open": Inside Silicon Valley, Many Have Long Known Sheryl Sandberg Isn't a Saint (Fakebook led by fake souls)
Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting with Employees - The New York Times
Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats' Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley
Facebook employees react to the latest scandals: "Why does our company suck at having a moral compass?" (look to your leaders for that answer)
Students protest Zuckerberg-backed digital learning program and ask him: 'What gives you this right?" ("depersonalized learning" - Zuckerfucks pushing charter school shit in exchange for student data, of course)




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Ocasio-Cortez gets in closed-door fight with veteran lawmaker over climate change - POLITICO - New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, incoming chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee -- slammed the creation of the new climate panel
Heat waves caused by climate change could impair male fertility across generations, scientists warn - The Washington Post (Trump's dick will fall off)
Officer Donald Trump is on the case of climate change - The Washington Post

California wildfires: Made homeless by flames, evacuees face hardship, disease and desperation - Los Angeles Times
California fires update: Death toll in Camp Fire rises to 63 - CNN
Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted For | HuffPost
The bizarre and frightening conditions that sparked the Camp Fire | Grist - "Worse than no rain is negative rain"
Camp Fire's destruction in Northern California leaves rescue teams sifting through debris for human remains

COMMUTE FROM HELL: Snowstorm Cripples NYC Area With 10-Hour Traffic Nightmare | HuffPost - Roads came to a standstill, mass transit was crippled and ride-hailing prices skyrocketed. (6 inches paralyzed NYC, just wait 'til they get some real snow)
NYC Scanner on Twitter: "Oops!! the winter weather has started. The GWB is a total lockdown. Expect Heavy traffic. " (they can't drive in snow)
Ben Feuerherd on Twitter: "There's kids on school busses after midnight because the city ground to a halt after six inches of snow fell "

Gun Control Groups Eclipse N.R.A. in Election Spending - The New York Times

Theresa May's Brexit deal gives everyone something to hate - May has made a choice from among all of the bad alternatives on offer. She has negotiated an agreement that is absolutely guaranteed to be unpopular and will make her unpopular. Already, members of her own party are calling for a vote of no confidence in her government ... (Tory clowns take UK off the cliff)
Jumping Out of the Clown Car Right Before It Goes Over the Cliff - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Raab has come to the same conclusion that David Davis and Boris Johnson reached earlier in the year: it is easier to be on the team that accuses the prime minister of failing to deliver majestic herds of unicorns than it is to be stuck with a portfolio that requires expertise in unicorn-breeding -- Given that the plan these inept dipshits supported ... (disaster)


Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis
Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Get Away With Killing U.S. Resident : politics - "Once they realized it was a serious request, the career guys were furious" - The White House is looking for ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. in order to placate Turkey over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ("placate" Turkey for SA's killing, makes alot of sense)
Turkey has second audio recording on Khashoggi killing: Columnist - Turkey News (and you can bet that's not all -- Erdogan is playing both Salmanella and Trumpster like fiddles


Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing - The Washington Post - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing - a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets ... "The court filing was made in error. That was not the intended name for this filing" (can't do simple paper work)
Julian Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal - The New York Times

The 'caravan' faded from the news. Obama predicted this would happen.

Two Years In, Trump Struggles to Master Role of Military Commander - The New York Times

Trump's White House Chaos Is Worsening -- Distractions and disarray are threatening to upend Trump's presidency. Can he possibly stay focused?

It's easy to fact check Trump's lies. He tells the same ones all the time ... Fact-checking Trump is kind of like fact-checking one of those talking dolls programmed to say the same phrases for eternity, except if none of those phrases were true.
If only we could find this "Nobody" person (which, ironically, is the point)

In a 'self-defeating and self-incriminating' slip-up, Trump just admitted he installed Matthew Whitaker to kill the Russia probe

Trump says he "just finished" answering Mueller's questions ... "easily" ... "I'm not agitated [by the Mueller investigation] ... it's a hoax, the whole thing is a hoax, no collusion... no I'm very happy ... there should have never been any Mueller investigation ... they've wasted millions and millions of dollars"
Trump legal team balks at Mueller's questions on post-2016 election activity

Preparing for the worst' : Mueller anxiety pervades Trump world - Half a dozen people in contact with the White House and other Trump officials say a deep anxiety has started to set in ... have only added to the intrigue that something big is about to happen.

There are dozens of sealed criminal indictments on the DC docket. Are they from Mueller? - ABC News

Alleged Russian operative Mariia Butina negotiating with prosecutors (sic)

Top Cheney Aide in Mueller's Sights as Probe Expands - Mueller's investigators have examined an array of operatives with ties to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the UAEincluding John Hannah, Dick Cheney's former national security adviser. (meeting before the election with SA to overthrow Iran, almost like they were sure they would win)

GOP pushes Trump for new attorney general amid Mueller uproar - POLITICO - Senate Republicans hope replacing Matthew Whitaker will calm the firestorm over Trump's attacks on the special counsel.

Trump to meet with Florida's Bondi as he searches for new attorney general ... Bondi received a $25,000 campaign donation in 2013 from a charity run by Trump as her office was looking into complaints from customers of Trump University ... (crooks all the way down)

Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump Is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement - The New York Times

CNN-Trump lawsuit hearing: Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta's press pass - CNN (raging maniac wants more "decorum"

Another Trump aide tell-all due to hit shelves in January - POLITICO - Former top White House aide Cliff Sims

Mercedes Schlapp Contradicts Kellyanne Conway's Claim On 'Sped Up' Video - A White House spokeswoman on Thursday claimed that a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that was shared by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had not been altered, directly contradicting White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who previously confirmed that it was.

Wilbur Ross leaving? Mulvaney is waiting. - POLITICO - Amid the drama around higher-profile Trump officials, the president's 80-year-old Commerce chief may be on the way out.

U.S. Marshals Service spending millions on DeVos security in unusual arrangement - The cost to taxpayers could be as much as $19.8 million through next year, according to figures provided to NBC News.

Avenatti blames pro-Trump conspiracy theorist for arrest - politico = "First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire"

George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump (cult of morons)

Bette Midler Ripped For #FLOTITS Tweet About Melania Trump | HuffPost (somebody had to say it, but @FLONIPS would have been better)
Melania Trump racked up $174,000 in hotel bills for a day trip to Toronto

Fancy Bear hackers may be impersonating State Department - Axios

Yes, the campaign to take down Nancy Pelosi is sexist -- not to mention a terrible idea - Efforts to take out Pelosi aren't progressive, but backward -- She's earned the speaker's gavel the hard way (shut the fuck up, Seth)
The Democratic Insurgents Who Want to Topple Nancy Pelosi -- What do Tim Ryan and Seth Moulton really want? (to fuck over the country, obviously)
"A nameless, shapeless, faceless woman I know nothing about who will surely be perfect." - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As you would expect, Alexandra Petri is perfect on the #FiveWhiteGuys-led movement from the right of the party to depose Pelosi: ... Whatever Andy Borowitz is making Petri should be making a hundred times that.
The Costs of Dropping Pelosi - Pacific Standard - There are a few points that Democrats uncomfortable with Nanci Pelosi's leadership might want to consider before urging her to retire (written pre-wave)

Way too many Americans say suppression tactics stopped them from voting

Eschaton: All Over At 7:30 EST - There is something about spending 2 months hyping an event (election) and then wanting to "declare the narrative" at 7:30 EST, or file one version of their pre-written column, before most polls are closed and long before most votes will be counted. (Bret Stephens, ex-WSJ, now NYT asshole is an idiot)

Pelosi Mulls Super-majority Rule For Tax Hikes On Bottom 80%-- For First Act in Power, Democrats Consider Making Their Own Agenda Impossible to Pass - All this would be a bit less problematic if the Democratic Party had overcome its allergy to deficit spending (and/or accepted Modern Monetary Theory as its personal truth). (always playing on Republican turf)

Stacey Abrams Ends Fight for Georgia Governor - The New York Times

Florida recount: DeSantis looks certain to win governor's race; Senate contest goes to a manual recount (FL just elected a racist asshole and is about to elect another one)
Broward County recounted hundreds of thousands of votes for nothing - CNNPolitics -- long-agonized-over machine recount total delivered two minutes too late ... he secretary of state's office did not accept the new numbers ... after days of painstaking work ... (Republican fuckers fucking the country, again)

Stacey Abrams Prepares Push For New Vote In Georgia Governor's Race

Republicans no Longer Have a Single House Seat in New England : politics (and Susie Doozy is done in ME)

GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea' Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) said it should be harder for 'liberal folks' to win (just kidding, hahahaha)

Opinion | Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost - The New York Times - Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn't get union support ... The Republicans who assumed control of Columbus pulled off an aggressive gerrymandering of federal and state legislative districts ... And not just the building-trades unions, which sometimes side with Republicans, but the Service Employees International Union and the public sector unions -- AFSCME, the Ohio Education Association and Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (union idiots now reliably red in red OH)

Twitter Users Have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Back After She Was Fashion-Shamed | HuffPost - Washington Examiner journalist Eddie Scarry seemed amazed the newly elected congresswoman could wear nice clothes after she said she couldn't afford rent in D.C. (clueless conservative assholes)
joe on Twitter: "here it is " (hahaha he deleted his stupid tweet)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "Oh, does @eScarry think he can delete his misogyny without an apology? I don't think so. You're a journalist -- readers should know your bias (which, apparently is womens' butts)
Eddie Scarry tweet about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outfit questions her 'struggles' - The Washington Post


Some white Northerners want to redefine a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism - The Washington Post - Some white Northerners see a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism - "a fitting symbol of white people's grievances" (patriotic traitors in defense of slavery racist morons)

QAnon's true believers are devastated as the conspiracy theory goes down in flames

Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory - POLITICO Magazine - Credible sources say the Las Vegas shooting was a one-man job. But a small band of former government insiders is propagating a wild alternative theory -- with dangerous consequences -- Paddock's rampage was part of a coordinated anti-Trump plot involving the Islamic State and Antifa, or left-wing "anti-fascist' activists ... sprang from the feverish mind of Infowars' Alex Jones days after the attack (stupid, delusional and evil) ... What's also alarming about this particular conspiracy is that it's being driven by people who not long ago held senior positions in the intelligence community and who still have access to members of the government


Republican senator claims 'the left' will start a civil war unless federal highway system abolished - We are ruled by monsters and fools ... Rival American forces war over the interstate highway system somewhere in Sen. Mike Lee's (R-UT-Asshole) imagination (or his racist memories and also defund education which libtards hate) Lee, who also believes that federal child labor laws, Social Security, and Medicare are unconstitutional (yes, they really are that stupid, evil and insane)

Charts: Democrats represent modern economy, Republicans left behind -- Republicans represent the smaller, fading segment, with less-educated, more-homogenous work forces reliant on traditional manufacturing, agriculture and resource extraction. (the past) Democrats represent the larger, growing one, fueled by finance, professional services and digital innovation in diverse urban areas. (the future) ... the 472 counties Hillary Clinton carried accounted for nearly two-thirds of U.S. economic output. (Rethugs got 5x more counties and 1/3 of the economy)

Ohio House Passes Controversial 'Fetal Heartbeat' Anti-Abortion Bill | HuffPost - If bill becomes law, it would allow only about 6 weeks to obtain a legal abortion in the state, often before a woman knows she's pregnant (which is the whole idea) There are no exceptions in the bill for rape or incest. Doctors violating the measure could face felony charges and up to a year in prison. (see your rapist's face for the rest of your life, said the evil fuckers)

What Did 'Pod Save America' Expect? - Don't put professional Republican smear men on your liberal podcast ... Facebook ... expoloited anti-Semitism ... Soros ... The Republican operative behind the campaign was none other than Miller. (vide infra) ... Miller's presence on the Crooked team was a modern media spin on a familiar phenomenon: prominent liberals inviting the right-wing weasels into the living room, allegedly in the interest of getting a different perspective, the totally predictable result of which is an orgy of special pleading and whitewashing ... Here's what Miller had to say for himself, regarding his little Facebook anti-Semitism oopsie: ... "Pro-abortion pom poms" (CWAFA) ... and ... he also worked as a spokesperson for the Employment Policies Institute, which put out this highly misleading ACORN attack ad (he killed ACORN, that's a lot of evil)
"Rotten" ACORN Ad Funded by Anti-Minimum Wage Group (2008 when bi-partisan Barry let them kill ACORN so poor people wouldn't hava a voice)

Video shows white Kansas official telling a black woman he is 'part of the master race'

Fox News' Laura Ingraham Drops Radio Show for Podcast | Hollywood Reporter - "the most-listened-to woman in America on political talk radio"

De Blasio Ousts Investigations Chief, Citing Abuse of Power - The New York Times


Model And Actress Kim Porter Dead At 47 | HuffPost - Porter was the former longtime girlfriend of Diddy, with whom she had three children ... cardiac arrest.


Is Science Stagnant? - The Atlantic - Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck - Despite vast increases in the time and money spent on research, progress is barely keeping pace with the past. What went wrong?


Amazon deal will disrupt plans for affordable housing on Long Island City sites - "The fact that massive public subsidies are helping eliminate affordable housing units is just the latest reason this bad deal needs to be torn up and thrown away"

Sheryl Sandberg and the emptiness of leaning in - The Washington Post -- Sheryl Sandberg leaned way, way in -- to shut the rest of the country out. (her soul was always empty of everything except money-grubbing PR)
A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook's Attack Dog (Sandberg is evil)
'No Morals' : Advertisers React to Facebook Report - The article also spotlighted a lobbying campaign overseen by Ms. Sandberg, who also oversees advertising, that sought to shift public anger to Facebook's critics and reval tech firms ("Lean in and be really evil" is anti-semnitic Sheryl Sandfucks motto)




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British Prime Minister Battles To Save Brexit Deal As Ministers Quit | HuffPost - Just over 12 hours after Theresa May announced that the cabinet had agreed to the terms of a draft Brexit agreement, the Brexit minister resigned ... at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc's orbit for years (English white nationalism and la-di-la off the cliff with Theresa)

Theresa May buffeted by resignations over her Brexit deal - Dominic Raab's Theresa May buffeted by resignations over her Brexit deal POLITICO - departure blindsides Number 10.

The Wages of David Cameron's Staggering Incompetence - Lawyers, Guns & Money(they put blindfolds on and walked backwards off the cliff)


Japan's New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn't Actually Use Computers - Yoshitaka Sakurada obviously needed no experience for the role.


Saudi Arabia's latest account of Khashoggi's death is shocking in its audacity (Mohammed Bull Shitter knew nothing, nothing, about it and the syringes and bone-saws in the airport xrays weren't there on purpose but we are now in a post-truth Trumpian world, so fuck you)
Saudi Arabia distances crown prince from killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - The Washington Post ... Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the operation, Shaalan al-Shaalan, a spokesman for the prosecutor, said at a news conference in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. (hahahaha)
Jamal Khasshoggi's killers carried syringes, electro-shock devices and cutting tools as they left Istanbul, says report
Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for five in Khashoggi killing : news

Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders face murder charges in death of Special Forces soldier - The Washington Post

First Wave of Migrants in Caravan Reaches U.S. Border in Tijuana - The New York Times - About 800 migrants associated with the caravan have made it to Tijuana so far, according to local officials and advocates, with thousands more still crossing Mexico and expected to arrive in the next several days.
Donald Trump has sent a total of 0 tweets on the caravan since the election : politics - Strange, it's almost like it's not the imminent threat of invasion he claimed it was and he was only trying to scare stupid people into voting for Republicans.
dereviljohnson comments on Donald Trump has sent a total of 0 tweets on the caravan since the election (vide infra)


President Trump Tweets in a Frenzy About Robert Mueller's Russia Probe - House Democrats Deal with History - The new House class is going to have history dropped on them. (interesting way to put it, Charlie)

Trump: Damn Right I Fired Sessions to Obstruct Justice - Lawyers, Guns & Money

This Is the Saturday Night Massacre ... happening in slow motion ... . Putting a president above the rule of law is a threat to democracy.
NYT's reporter says Trump was instructed not to tweet about the Mueller probe -- but that'Hes flown out the window (Haberputz)
Trump blasts Mueller probe a week after installing new acting attorney general - The Washington Post (of course I'm obstructing +80% of his face is below his eyebrows)

/u/PutinsPawn sums up why Roger Stone is providing what looks like self-incriminating evidence in a well-cited, succinct post. : bestof

"Insanity," "Furious," "on His Own" : Trump's Post-Midterms Blues Are Vexing His Staff and Roiling the White House. He's lashing out at aides and press and foreign leaders, and threatening to roll West Wing heads -- but at least he didn't get his hair wet at the Belleau Wood memorial.


U.S. says defendant in Elliott Broidy hacking case has diplomatic immunity - The ex-diplomat accused of helping steal and distribute GOP fundraiser Elliot Broidy's emails is entitled to immunity, the U.S. government tells NBC News ... the case, which criss-crosses the murky worlds of cybercrime, the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis and pay-to-play politics in Trump era. (i.e. totally crooked, and "government" = Trumpster) "The case must be dismissed," wrote Lowell, who frequently represents high-profile clients including Jared Kushner. (hahaha)

Trump to Nominate Handbag Designer as Ambassador to South Africa - WSJ - Lana Marks is a member of the president's Mar-a-Lago Club (more "pay-to-play" and more totally incompetent for the job)

Trump's Orwellian argument for violating CNN's First Amendment rights

Donald Trump Becomes Twitter Laughingstock Ove 'Envy Of The World' Boast -- "Take it from an outsider: we feel sorry for Americans.
Joe Munger on Twitter: "We aren't the envy of anyone. We are a laughing stock. *side note.....they are laughing at you not with you


witter Users Mock Trump's Latest Conspiracy Theory With 'Voter Disguise' Pics
Meg G???????????? on Twitter: "Actually video of a voter changing their disguise to vote twice, as our dear Leader Trump has asserted happened. "
King Jaffee Joffer on Twitter: "BREAKING: clear video evidence of voter fraud #disguise "
Mary on Twitter: "They Suspect Nothing"

White House aide Mira Ricardel picked a fight with Melania Trump. The first lady won. - The Washington Post

Michael Avenatti Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence ... I'll Be 'Fully Exonerated' (after I pay a bunch of hush money)


Eschaton: Brain Worms (in Trump's syphilitic brain)
How Trump's favored midterm candidates performed - Trump bragged that the candidates he backed won. The reality is more complicated.


Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats Can Ignore Republicans and Problem Solvers Caucus Acting in Bad Faith - The "Problem Solvers Caucus" has never solved a single problem. Sit down. Democrats Can't 'Work With' Republicans Until Republicans Return to Reality ... So, on Thursday, it was no surprise to find that it was The Hill that sent the feline screeching from the burlap ...
Democrats Can't 'Work With' Republicans Until Republicans Return to Reality : politics
27QWByN.png -- And waht, McConnell, Must We Give in Return?

: CNN's Alisyn Camerota corners Democrat Seth Moulton on his plot to topple Pelosi as speaker (self-serving dick)
On the #FiveWhiteGuys Coup - Lawyers, Guns & Money (we really don't need your shit, Seth)

Andy Kim Declared Winner Over GOP Rep. Tom MacArthur In New Jersey | HuffPost - Kim edged the biggest Trump backer in N.J ... becoming Congress' irst Korean-American Democrat. (repeal and replace asshole get repealed and replaced, despite racist attacks on Kim)

Federal judge gives Florida voters until Saturday to correct signature problems roiling close races - The Washington Post

Rep. Mia Love sues to halt vote count in Salt Lake County - The Washington Post
A loss in Utah and fury in Florida - The Washington Post (and you know something? Jeb Bush is a terrible person)

'This is not all of us.' Call to remove Muslim from post divides Tarrant Republicans ("islamic terrorist" Republican)

Al Jazeera host corners Trump supporter on president's lies like few American journalists ever have


A presidential map for the 21st century - Axios - Changing demographics and Trump have blown up the electoral map that has dominated American politics since 1992 ... Due to Obama's neglect of the Democratic Party, this has been a lost decade for the Dems ... (thanks alot, Barry, for tellings us to "go home and let the adults handle it" ... Obama was a disasterous pres, paved the way for Trumpster)


Man shouts 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump,' does Nazi salute during Baltimore performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Trump, Daily Caller repeat Tucker Carlson's unproven claim that protesters broke his door (while his wife was cowering in the pantry)


Title IX protects those who Emily Yoffe and Wellesley College disempower | The Wellesley News ("advocate for women" thinks sexual harrassment cases disempower men like Kavanaugh)


Deep Thoughts, By Malcolm Gladwell - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A prominent thinkfluencer has some ideas to share: (what's wrong with his head?)


Fighter vs. Bomber I - Lawyers, Guns & Money


A new study has found that the more literally a person understands metaphorical statements and the more religious they are, the more likely they are to share pseudo-profound bullshit on social media. : science

An antibiotic called thanatin, produced naturally by the spined soldier bug, attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism. : science



/u/Lonnbeimnech beautifully explains the futility of bringing a hate symbol to a football match : bestof (the bestof comments on Brexit, UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland and comparison to the Confederate Flag except they won)

/u/AdrianBrony and /u/Bugbread concisely and clearly explain why the concepts of "mansplaining" and the Bechdel Test are not idiotic, and why they are an actual problem : bestof


/u/pm_me_flaccid_cocks makes a racist Vietnamese joke toward OP, ends up having a nice conversation with OP in Vietnamese. : bestof (good discussion of ethnicity)

coloadomi comments on In what light do Germans of today view their WW2 veterans

dereviljohnson comments on Donald Trump has sent a total of 0 tweets on the caravan since the election (white evangelicals elected Trump, otherwise whites voted for Hillary +good comments on "economic stagnation anxiety")
myth economic anxiety trump at DuckDuckGo
Donald Trump is the worst president ever, 41 percent of Americans say in poll : politics
Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds - The New York Times